Mel from Evergreen Clothing

Tell us a bit about you and what you do:

I am 29 years old and have lived in Mornington for the past 4 years (and will never leave!) Proud mamma to my little man Zac, and have another one on the way - due in May. I own Evergreen Clothing, in Blake St, Mornington, and pretty much have the best job in the world!


Describe your style:

Most days you will find me in jeans and a t-shirt, (long gone are the days when I wore heels to work everyday!) so pretty casual and comfortable. But I can't go past a bold, bright print or anything off-the-shoulder. I've always been a bargain-hunter, looking good without spending a fortune is important to me: hence, Evergreen Clothing was born.


Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

Being near the beach always creates a bit more of a relaxed fashion vibe. And lends itself so well to a more bohemian feel with gorgeous print skirts or dresses with sandals and a heap of accessories.


What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

On Instagram, I am absolutely loving @innika at the moment. This girl does colourful prints to perfection - @jetsetmama is my other favourite account. Not so much for fashion but just for a good laugh and gorgeous pics.
 

Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots? 

We are loving Mr Pauls at the moment. It tends to be our go-to on a Friday night. The food and service are always spot on.
The Filling Station is my daily coffee (and more often than not, cake) fix. Since being pregnant I cannot get enough of the Bambino either (mini bacon and egg roll), so good! 

by Penny Ivison

Find Mel on instagram @evergreen_clothing or facebook.com/evergreenclothing

Humble Body

Tell us a bit about you and what you do:

We created Humble Body to spread the word about hemp and how good it is not only for our bodies but the world!

We are striving to be a leading force behind the shift in society to using resources that we can truly rely on, without sacrificing our natural environment.

Humble body believes in challenging the status quo of body care.
We believe that caring for your body should involve enriching the skin you’re in and the planet we live on. This is why all of our products are hemp based, organic, natural and made in Australia.

Describe your style:

Passionate, aware and conscious.

Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

We have all grown up on the Mornington Peninsula and love all that it has to offer. The beach vibes and coast feels definitely play a role in the fashion but we believe the Mornington Peninsula is home to all styles and that’s why we love this place so much!

What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

The Nook Gallery – These local legends always have new and interesting shows/galleries happening at their space! Afends.com these guys are amazing and they make hemp based clothing HOW COOL!

Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots? 

Our weekly catch up meetings are at the Royal Hotel in Mornington. What a spot for a meeting! Views, bar and amazing food! One of our other favourite spots is Emu Plains Market in Balnarring. We love the atmosphere, the people and the local talent is mind blowing.

by Penny Ivison

www.humblebody.com

Cynthia from Sorrento Furniture

Tell us a bit about you and what you do:

In conjunction with my husband Gerard Walsh, we own and operate Sorrento Furniture from our premises at 10 Bennetts Rd, Mornington. 
Specialising in custom made lounge furniture, it is always exciting completing and installing a brand new piece for happy clients.  It never, ever grows old. A few weeks ago the brand new furniture and homeware store, Windswept Designs opened in Sorrento.  We were fortunate enough to be asked to have several of our pieces in their showroom.  So, now Sorrento Furniture is finally in Sorrento.  Insert happy dance here!

Describe your style:

Eclectic.  My style is definitely eclectic with my look changing daily, I like to mix it up a bit!  Love layers, bargain finds, and animal prints.  You can never
have too much leopard, snake print or shoes, but no matter what I wear it has to be comfortable and accessorised.  I actually don't think it's possible
to over accessorise!


Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

Mornington Peninsula definitely has a relaxed, holiday vibe to it, but it is at its heart, eclectic, which isprobably why I feel so at home here.    Casual, down at the beach style can be seen walking alongside colourful Race Day designer vibrancy, corporates and of course, active wear addicts - you know who you are! How many places do you get to see those looks together?  


 What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

I admit it.  I am storage/organising obsessed at home. I simply adore a good tip on organising or a storage solution.  Where else would I go but Pinterest? On a side note - Pinterest owes me hours of my life back!   I also surf on into the website www.staycalmgetorganised.com.au for some useful tips on organising and storage
as well as loads of useful tips for everyday.  


Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots? 

Assaggini Wine and Tapas Bar Mornington is a favourite haunt of ours mid week.  Good food, good wine list, great staff.  Provincia Food Store, Safety Beach. I Spend every second night at this magnificent Deli, Food Store or as I like to call it - Heaven!   


Absolute, hands down favourite coastal walk to date, starting at the Fingal Picnic Ground, down to Fingal Beach, head towards Gunamatta, return via the bush coastal walk. I ached by the time we had finished, but worth every sore step. Scenery was amazing!  Absolutely amazing!

by Penny Ivison

 

Jess from Scout's Honour

Tell us a bit about you and what you do:

My name is Jess, and I am the owner of Scout's Honour, a lifestyle store in beautiful Dromana. It keeps me quite busy, working 7 days, but, I love it! It is exactly where I am meant to be! I am presently in the midst of preparing myself for my first Christmas and summer season! My spare time is spent with my partner and our 2 border collies, Scout and Colin, and our crazy cat Penny. I am a craft junkie, I love live music, shopping, cooking and drinking tea.

Describe your style:

Denim, tees and a leather jacket are in high rotation in my daily wardrobe. I tend to wear a lot of black, grey and white... And I have a thing for shoes and leopard print... And leopard print shoes!

Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

I think that the Peninsula style is so varied, but there is a relaxed feel throughout, and importantly, people own their look.

What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

No matter how many tabs I have open at any one time, I always have Pinterest open. I spend far too much time there, just looking at and reading about whatever it is I am interested in, in that moment! I also follow the blog by Pip Lincolne Meet Me at Mikes. I have for years now... I have such a girl crush on her and her outlook on life!

Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots? 

We are SO spoilt for choice on the Peninsula. Be it great food, great shopping or stunning beaches... We have it in spades. Working 7 days means early breakfast dates at The Milbri in Rosebud, who serve up sensational coffee (and cocktails!) I also love heading down to the Independent Wine Store in Rye after I close up in the afternoon. These lovely ladies are so knowledgeable about what they sell and they serve amazing deli plates, that showcase so many local producers. Even better, it is available to take home with you! As for beaches, I am happy at any, regardless of the season! But I do have a soft spot for Somers. It feels so much more peaceful, even in the heart of summer!

Penny Ivison

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Brodie Harper, Postcards presenter

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Local mum, Brodie Harper has been working as a model and TV presenter since she was 19, but most probably know her from her role on Postcards where she has been happily talking up Victorian destinations since 2007.

 

Tell us about your style:  

If you see me down the shops then there is a good chance I will be in active wear, but I am not one of those people who wears workout gear just to grab a coffee! I work out everyday and with a busy schedule and a young daughter, I need to be ready to take my window of exercise-time whenever it comes up.  If I'm in active-wear I'm ready!  Otherwise I like it to be simple but on trend, so I usually rotate between my three favourite labels, Thurley, Kachel and Jump.

 

Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

Yes, incredibly stylish but relaxed.

 

What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

My own blog.. haha bybrodie.com  This is just something I do for me. There's fashion, wellness, travel and anything I am into basically. Other than that I am usually reading wellness blogs and recipes online.

 

Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots?

Picknics Cafe in Rye is a place we featured on Postcards recently that is fast becoming a favourite.  Also the Barn & Co. in Balnarring. It is run by a husband and wife team and he is an amazing chef and she has the best design eye, so the place and the food are just spot on. 
As far as shops go, I love the newly opened Mynd Interiors in Frankston which is from the same owners as Mirror Mirror, the fashion boutique (also in Frankston). 

By Penny ivison
 

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Lucy and Nathan from Franklin

Tell us a bit about you and what you do:

Hello! We are Lucy and Nathan and we run a little travelling coffee company called Franklin Coffee. We have two vintage Franklin caravans which we have renovated - one as a tiny cafe, and the other as a bar! We travel around with our caravans to markets and events, serving coffee and drinks (and basically having the best time ever). 
 

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Describe your style:

We love all things 60s & 70s. Especially caravans! We're also pretty passionate about recycling so try to reuse wherever we can - giving otherwise useless objects a new lease on life instead of contributing to landfill. 

Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?

The peninsula definitely has a relaxed vibe - I think trends that come out of Melbourne are picked up and adapted by locals to be more practical, and often more thoughtful than what the city has to offer. The peninsula is full of clever people, and there's no shortage of inspiration! It's the perfect environment for clever entrepreneurs and creatives to thrive. 

What are one or two of your favourite blogs or websites and why?

My favourite blog has to be The Planthunter - I love gardens and plants, and am always inspired by the posts and photos on the blog. The writing is always top knotch and I have discovered so many amazing artists through it. 

Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots? 

We adore Amy at Flock in Mornington - hands down the best coffee & friendliest staff on the peninsula. 
The Milbri in Rosebud is brand new and fast becoming another of our favourites - it's a local lifesaver with great coffee and food. 
We also love exploring the national park near our place - by mountain bike or on foot. My all time favourite is walk/runs between Duells and Browns roads - down in the gully it is completely covered in grass trees that are meters tall! It's totally amazing.

Penny Ivison