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Weekend Inspiration 29-30 July

Posted by Discover Media Australia on 27 July 2017
Weekend Inspiration 29-30 July

Shop LOCAL this weekend in Port Macquarie!

Be inspired by these wonderful specialty stores and feed your inner foodie or perfect your fashionista style.

  • Tired of boring bread? Discover what bread should taste like and head to Burkhardt's Organic Bakery, a popular bakery that focuses on producing only the finest and healthiest bakery goods. For their freshly baked bread they use only Australian organic flour, hand harvest sea salt and clean filtered water, and also offer a wide range of gluten free products. Delicious sweets, cakes, quiches, and meat pies made on the premises with stone ground organic flour and their own Scottish Highland raised beef. Open Saturday 7am until 3pm.
  • Do your body a favour and visit Organics Matt'r for the freshest quality organic produce sourced from local farmers. A family run business where everyone shares a passion for organics. After years of researching the benefits of organics, owner Matt Rulis launched the business in 2014 with his daughter Jemma. Visit them in the top level of Port Central. Open Saturday 9am until 4.30pm, Sunday 10am until 4pm.
  • It's going to be the ideal BBQ conditions this weekend so get your better quality meat from Waniora Village Butchery. It's a locally loved butcher and owners Greg and Louise are passionate about providing the best meat products including locally grown beef and pork, Cowra lamb, fresh chicken, gourmet sausages (including gluten free) and so much more. Open Saturday 6am until 12 midday.

Winter is such a great fashion season and Port is lucky to have some top boutique shopping options.

  • Get your coastal chic groove on and visit Gypsy Soul Boutique, a new women's boutique conveniently located just minutes from Flynns Beach. Create the perfect coastal chic look from brands such as Sass, Betty Basics, Kalypso, Adrift, Bilgola, Nicole Lee Handbags and more. Choose from an ever changing selection of clever gift ideas including beach themed stubby holders and stand in the sand wine glasses. Feel those summer vibes and let your inner gypsy guide you to great fashion for a balmy lifestyle! Open Saturday 9.30am until 1pm.
  • Enjoy the ultimate retail therapy and experience a little slice of Melbourne right in the heart of Port Macquarie at Meg and Me Boutique & Espresso. Allow "The Girls" to style an outfit for you or select the perfect gift. Complete your visit with an outstanding coffee from their onsite Espresso Bar. Open Saturday 9am until 2pm.
  • Have you checked out Sublime & Blossom as yet? Located directly opposite Town Beach under the Observatory by Mantra, this fabulous women's clothing and accessories boutique brings you exclusive brands, local innovation and unique gift ideas. They are dedicated to bringing you consistent new arrivals in all collections from clothing, jewellery, handbags and leather goodies, to bath soaks, body scrubs, candles and sunnies. You simply must visit this little gem! Open Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 2pm.
  • 'Style is something you own' at Emerald & Me Boutique stocking beautiful women's clothing brands including Mela Purdie, Verge, Untouched World, Optimum, Johnny Was, Kelsey Collective, AG Jeans and more. If you're looking for wearable, comfortable, flattering fashion with built in style, this boutique has you covered! Open Saturday 9am until 5pm.

Need some more inspiration?

Pick up a copy of our latest free discover magazine locally (look out for the stunning koala illustration on the cover by local Mel Casey)

Discover Magazine Winter 2017

or check out our other suggested web pages:

Gourmet Kitchen + Wellbeing

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Port Macquarie Galleries and Exhibitions

Port Macquarie celebrates its artists in a variety of ways. It has galleries, art trails, and hosts art exhibitions as some of the ways of celebrating its artists. You will see beautiful sculptures and captivating artworks while having a drink of some old beer. Here are few places you can visit to see how Port Macquarie celebrates its local artists.

Hello Koala Sculpture Trail

If you go across the Port Macquarie Hastings area - you can get a fantastic view of Koala statues scattered in the space. The artist trail project won Gold at the NSW Tourism awards of 2017. It also featured in the 2018 Australian Tourism Finals in February representing NSW. The sculpture trail is much acclaimed as Trip Advisor ranks it third amongst the list of things to do when in Macquarie. There are 12 Koala statues right in the middle of town, and 19 others a few minutes' drive away from the city centre.

Long Point Vineyard and Gallery

A few minutes from the Port is Long Point. Here, there is an art gallery with a beautiful collection of art made by local artists as well as sculptures that are permanently placed outdoors. This art gallery is a must visit. Here there is also a charming vineyard, where you can indulge in excellent wines and spirits.

Arthouse Industries

Glass studio features appealing artwork, clothing and handmade gifts. Here you can go for workshops as well as attend Lampwork glass demonstrations. In this industry, you will find an award-winning glass artist, Skye, who makes jewellery. She demonstrates from the studio how she moulds molten glass to create her wearable pieces. You can indulge your creative self here.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery

This is an art gallery at Port Macquarie which is the regional creative premier hub for culture, and the arts. An art exhibition at the gallery features sculptural, design, historical, traditional, indigenous, and contemporary pieces. There is no fee charged to go into the gallery.

Stitched 'n' Framed

This is the biggest patchwork shop in Port Macquarie. Fabrics can be purchased at the store or online. The staff at the store have years of experience doing patchwork. They mainly deal with modern, pretty and reproduction patchwork. They are the most recent Quilt Guild of Port Macquarie. They have a dealership for Handy Quilter, Baby Lock, Janome and Bernina machines. Famous and visiting tutors hold social sewing groups and classes in two workshop areas at the shop. When you are in Port Macquarie, be sure to indulge in the art available in the area.

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