From Smeaton to New York

Riding horses around the family farm in Smeaton is a long way from the international bridal fashion stage, but that’s how far Anna Campbell has travelled in a career that could be described as meteoric. Anna has always loved fashion as a Year Twelve secondary school project, made a wedding dress inspired creation.  This led to a move to Melbourne to study fashion, but it wasn’t long before she decided that the formal path wasn’t really for her.  Having designed and made head and small bridal pieces, she set about “pounding the pavement” selling her unique styles to small boutiques, with one shop carrying one of her bridal dresses.  About this time an agent found Anna and taught her how to wholesale her designs. Over the intervening ten years, Anna has gathered
around her a strong, creative team who have helped to make Anna Campbell a much sought after designer in North America, Canada, UK, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand.  An Anna Campbell wedding dress is an intricately designed mix of silks, laces and complex beading that make the creation instantly recognisable. Read More
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David Ferry’s exhibition at the Post Office Gallery

THE INVADER’S GUIDE TO THE BRITISH ISLES - Wed 26 Oct – Sun 20 Nov 2016 Providing a survey of David Ferry’s continued visual exploration of guides to British Heritage, this exhibition features work from series that span twenty-five years. The picture books, found in charity shops, are first subjected to simple ... Read More

Michell Zuccolo, From Flesh & Bone Exhibition at Post Office Gallery

You still have some time to catch the current exhibition at Ballarat's Post Office Gallery.  The exhibition - Michelle Zuccolo, From Flesh and Bone is running until 23rd October. Read More

A charming family day out

If you’ve ever been to a Steiner school fair, you’ll know they offer a certain charm not found at most events providing ‘kids activities’. If the thought of natural play spaces, creative, engaging children’s activities and a warm welcoming atmosphere appeal, perhaps you should make your way to Castlemaine Steiner ... Read More

Open Studio for Wildlife Artist – Lyn Cooke

Renowned wildlife artist Lyn Cooke will open her studios that sit in a bush setting near Creswick on the weekend of 15th & 16th October. Lyn's work is exceptional and this is an opportunity to talk to Lyn and see how she painstakingly creates her beautiful paintings.  Entry is free. Read More

Art & beautiful gardens

Merging the wonders of Art with Beauty of Garden Read More

It’s all in Harcourt at Skydancers

Gardens, gifts, butterflies and a gorgeous café Read More

The best for weddings

Central Victoria is fast becoming a major destination for weddings, especially amongst couples from the metropolitan area.  Some couples are looking for that casual, “bale of hay” style country wedding, whilst others want high end sophistication of fine dining.  The region provides it all.  From the Macedon Ranges and towns ... Read More

The Ultimate wedding venue

When Jodi and Damien Aylward bought Sault Restaurant, near Daylesford after celebrating their own wedding there, they couldn’t have imagined where the journey would lead - ten years and two children later.  Sault is now recognised as a premium restaurant and wedding venue, with exemplary dining and service delivery.  However, ... Read More

The Way of Arnie

Arnie Way, owner of Flowers in a Vase in Woodend had for many years thought she would like to move into floristry, but hadn’t really gotten around to it.  However, after 25 years of working in banking and hotels and following a bout of ill health, it was time to ... Read More