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Bowral’s Best Florist – Blooms Of Bowral

Bowral’s Best Florist – Blooms Of Bowral

Reputed to be Bowral's best florist, Blooms of Bowral delivers a magnificent burst of fresh, fragrant colour to the heart of High Street Arcade, Bowral, overflowing onto Bong Bong Street, and most certainly into people's homes. Largely noticeable by the utterly...

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Berrima Village Pottery

Berrima Village Pottery

The first thing that drew me to the eclectic store Berrima Village Pottery, was the 'spinny things' creating a visual symphony on the lawn of the bakery-tuned-pottery-and-homewares barn. I made a beeline for the front counter, albeit a very slow one. It was impossible...

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Natural Born Artist

Natural Born Artist

Southern Highlands artist Jacqui Brown, from Colo Vale in the northern villages of the unique NSW food and wine region, has a multi-faceted flair that lends itself to all genres, from Monet style landscapes to cartoon-like Star Wars movie sets. Shonagh Walker chats to...

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Paste … Mittagong’s First Michelin Star Restaurant

Paste … Mittagong’s First Michelin Star Restaurant

People are more likely to turn off the highway into downtown Mittagong for quick coffee refuel, or to browse antiques, than to dine at a restaurant owned and run by Michelin-starred chefs. However, the addition of fine dining Thai restaurant Paste Australia, owned and...

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Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

Winter gardens in the Southern Highlands can flourish and be every bit as beautiful as in the spring and summer months. Writer, horticulturist and gardening expert, Jecca Blake, offers these tips on how to prepare your soil, what to plant and how to ensure gardening...

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Sydney Seafood School Meets The Highlands!

Sydney Seafood School Meets The Highlands!

Sydney Seafood School is renowned for its incredible cooking classes with world-class chefs. While in-house lessons are currently on hold, Southern Highlands residents can now avail of their amazing online classes. Sydney Seafood School In Your Kitchen! Yep, you can...

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Winter Immunity Boosters!

Winter Immunity Boosters!

Winter Immunity is front of mind for most of us right now, particularly as we emerge from Covid-19 lockdown. I'm pretty sure that we are all trying to boost our winter immunity, ready to fight off all manner of winter lurgy. With this in mind, I've compiled a list of...

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SHAC AWAKEN – Post Covid-19 Art In The Highlands!

SHAC AWAKEN – Post Covid-19 Art In The Highlands!

With SHAC Awaken, the art scene in the Southern Highlands is springing back to life, in time for the first weekend of winter! The Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (AKA The SHAC) is celebrating easing of lockdown restrictions with an all-new, free-to-attend...

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Grand Bistro Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Grand Bistro Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Grand Bistro is back - reopening Friday, May 29, 2020! Boy, we've missed that talented team. It's been a challenging few months for us all, but especially for those in our hospitality community. While many pivoted to online offerings and deliveries, the team at Grand...

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Massage Magic

Massage Magic

Hands up who's been missing out on their regular massage during lockdown? I know I have and my back has really suffered from it. So much so, that I had to pay a visit to Bowral Hospital ER for some serious anti-inflammatory treatment (kudos to the staff there for the...

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Complexion Perfection in Bowral!

Complexion Perfection in Bowral!

Complexion Perfection is something we all crave, right? The truth is, it is easy to achieve, with a little dedicated skin pampering and without spending an absolute fortune. There's no better time than winter to nurture your skin and enjoy some treatments, too! The...

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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHOCOLATE NAMED WORLD’S BEST!

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHOCOLATE NAMED WORLD’S BEST!

Chocolate ... Is there anything better? I can't think of much. especially in the cooler months, and particularly when it's local Southern Highlands chocolate! The temperature is dropping and it's amazing red wine weather too. I personally love nothing more than...

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Organisation Made Easy!

Organisation Made Easy!

Organisation is a big deal. Are you organised, or like a lot of us, live in a kind of workable chaos? The cooler months are the perfect time to get your home decluttered and organised, put new systems in place and look at ways to save money. To help out, we asked...

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Nest and Nurture

Nest and Nurture

Nest and Nurture. It has a far more pleasant ring to it than 'self-isolation' or 'lockdown', don't you think? As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease and we return to the 'new normal' (whatever that means), I reckon we should stick to being kind to ourselves in this...

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Virtual Wine Tours Are Now A Thing!

Virtual Wine Tours Are Now A Thing!

Virtual Wine Tours? Yes, you read that correctly. The legends over at my favourite ethical winery, Tractorless Vineyards, have launched this genius online initiative that not only allows you to enjoy a guided wine tasting whilst adhering to the strict new social...

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Have you got your tickets to the VIP Charity screening of Penguin Bloom at Empire Cinema Bowral yet?

Following the movie screening, you will be treated to a live Q&A with the couple behind the story, Samantha and Cameron Bloom, in conversation with @melissahoyer.

There are also raffle prizes galore, plus a live auction of this gorgeous print of @penguinbloom himself, taken by renowned photographer @cameronbloom.

Isn't breathtaking?

Link to buy tickets is in our bio.
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A Grand Breakfast!!

You could win breakfast for two in the raffle for @penguinthemagpie charity event at @empirecinemabowral on January 30 at 6pm. Link to buy tickets to event in bio. Raffle tickets will be for sale on the night for $5 each or three for $10.

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@southernhighlandsstyle @empirecinemabowral @roadshow and Sam and Cameron Bloom are thrilled to invite you to a VIP charity screening of the much-anticipated film @penguinthemagpie on January 30 at 6pm sharp.

Hosted by Melissa Hoyer, the event will feature an in depth conversation with both Cameron and Samantha Bloom post-screening.

Tickets are $45 and include:

⭐️ a glass of bubbles on arrival

⭐️ a gift bag in your seat

⭐️ a live auction of a copy of the book Penguin Bloom by Bradley Trevor Greive, signed by lead cast members Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln

⭐️ a live auction of a framed and signed print of Penguin the Magpie, taken by renowned photographer Cameron Bloom

Details in the picture below. Proceeds will go to @spinalcure

Buy your tickets by clicking the link in our bio! #southernhighlandsstyle #penguinbloom #penguinbloommovie #roadshow #empirecinemasbowral #spinalcureaustralia
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While we can’t get to France, this is the next best thing. A stunning French breakfast at @lebistrogourmand_ on Station Street, Bowral - delicious!

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Absolutely stunning and a must for any young girl or guy!!

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Angus & Lucinda's is starting their Summer School Program in 2 days! 🩰

Places are almost filled, contact them if you are interested in enrolling your child: 📞 0414 616 105.

If you are thinking about enrolling your child for the whole year, enrollments for 2021 are open too! Limited spots available @al_danse
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I would very much like some treats please.

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Who’s good girl then 🖤🤍 🖤 Stevie 🤍 🙏 @dogueavalon #malshi #puppy 📷 @junglehammer
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Looking for Bowral's Best Florist?
We may well have found it!

@bloomsofbowral consistently delivers creative, unique and breathtaking bouquets that suit any and all occasion.

Read more by clicking the link in our bio 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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#Bowralsbestflorist

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Few in the Highlands create floral art like @bloomsofbowral Stand by for our feature story on them soon!

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Our latest feature is now live! Click the link in our bio to read about the exquisitely eclectic store and studio @berrima_village_pottery

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A little Thursday reminder from @berrima_village_pottery that you’re something special 😉

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Custom order for a bunch of amazing people 🙌
#theyreoutthere #youareamazing #berrima #pottery #handmade #artist #craft #southernhighlands #shopsmall #shoplocal
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We absolutely love this idea from @tankarselfstorage ! So stylish and innovative.

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Christmas is fast approaching!

One of the most affordable ways to bring cheer to your wallet this Christmas is to use white butchers paper to wrap gifts.

It's cheap, easily decorated, and best of all, recyclable unlike most preprinted Christmas wrap.

Buy large sheets of white paper from our Box Shop online or in person. What you don't use for wrapping the kids can use for drawing or paper crafts over the holidays.

We have compiled the most stylish ideas to wrap gifts using butchers paper on our Pinterest page. Tag us #tankarselfstorage so we can see your beautiful wrapping!
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Thanks to @njcmedia for this fab story on the Southern Highlands in this month’s @homebeautiful magazine.

We were thrilled to facilitate your trip here and introduce you to our favourite haunts.

If your business is interested in being introduced to national media for editorial exposure (read: no fees), please reach out!

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One of my absolute favourite local dining spots is @grandbistro . Amazing service and friendliness aside, the food is exceptional and the wines are heaven in a bottle. Grand Bistro prides itself on serving only local wines, like this Pinot Noir from @artemiswines - another of my favourite local offerings.

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A little news from my side hustle @nudepets

Can't decide on a treat variety your pooch will love?

Why not buy a 30g sample size pack to try them out before committing?

Simply enter the variety you would like at checkout! $6 each or $60 for 12 (one of each variety - save $12).

Choose from:

🐾 Beef Liver Jerky

🐾 Chicken Breast Jerky

🐾 Chicken Breast Jerky with Chia Seeds (not photographed)

🐾 Chicken & Sweet Potato

🐾 Chicken & Sweet Potato with Chia Seeds (not photographed)

🐾 Banana & Peanut Butter

🐾 Kangaroo Chews

🐾 Kangaroo Chews with Chia Seeds (not photographed)

🐾 Beef Chews

🐾 Sweet Potato Chew Treats

🐾 Sweet Potato Chew Treats with Chia Seeds (not photographed)

🐾 Lamb Delight

🐾 Pack of all 12 varieties

It's also a great way to work out which ones your dog loves the most!

All Nude Pets Treats are naked from nasties - no
added fat, salt, sugar, flavours or preservatives.

Just free-range, human-grade ingredients, made with love in small batch quantities, to ensure you get a premium product with every purchase.

Link to buy in bio!

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