Little Nourish and Nest is finally here!
These are the things I have loved as a Mama myself, or things I have wished existed.
And to celebrate this new collection we had a gathering a few weeks back with some local mamas and creatives and a whole lot of little ones.
We gathered picnic-style, drank grapefruit mimosas and endless cups of tea while the little ones ran free.. our kind of Monday morning!
Thanks to everyone who joined us and to Mel for the delicious cakes.
Shop the collection here.
It is always such a thrill when an idea that has long been swirling around in your mind comes to fruition.
Our delicious organic teas used as the base for cocktails, creative seasonal food paired with each cocktail and a mix of people ready to gather and celebrate warm Spring evenings and the beginning of the party season... this combination of sumptuous elements combined to make the Tea Cocktail Party!
A collaboration between Nourish and Nest and Reay's Place, it brought together such a fabulous mix of people. My favourite elements of all our gatherings are seeing people catch up, others meeting for the first time, guests laughing, connecting, relaxing and smiling across the table at one another. This event was no exception but with the added bonus of live music and an impromptu dance floor too. Love.
It was everything we had imagined and more. Thank you to everyone who came.. I hope you're inspired to try and mix a few tea cocktails yourself or at least enjoy some iced teas this coming Summer.
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Special thanks to Garry & Nicole Reay and their gorgeous staff for looking after us, Event Lighting Hire for the lights, Sasha Crofts for the photos, Marissa Walsh for the styling and Kenny & Amanda for serenading us.
We had a little team trip to Bali almost 2 months back and while we were there we took the opportunity to hold one of our Tea Gatherings, island-style.
We drank Island Green tea on arrival, followed by an edamame hummus (that we still talk about regularly!) Then we moved on to cassava splinters with mango chutney paired with English Breakfast tea and edamame falafels with tzatziki and Settle herbal tisane.
It was balmy and chilled and miles away from our last Tea Gathering when we were nestled in the mountains and gathered in front of the fire. But the elements were still the same.. people relaxing more with each round of tea, connecting and laughing and making new friends. Tea really is universal.
For those who have asked, we're planning another Tea Gathering in Canggu next Winter. Subscribe via our homepage to be in the know.
Thank you to The Slow, can't wait until we're back again.
As promised, here is a glimpse into the enchanted afternoon that was our recent Tea Gathering. Nestled in the mountains, we sat at a communal table in front of an open fire and partook in a modern day tea ceremony, Nourish and Nest style.
Seasonal flora was strewn down the table and of course, there was candlelight aplenty. It was particularly special seeing people connect across the table, in the glow of our candles, having not known each other before they walked in but feeling the ease that a cup of tea and relaxed space can bring.
Nicole from Reay's Place nourished us with what can only be described as an afternoon tea degustation, with each course paired perfectly with one of our teas or herbal tisanes.
It was the first gathering we have hosted in quite some time and it was nourishing to the body and soul. It was also a beautiful reminder of why these events are such an important part of Nourish and Nest, so stay tuned for what we have planned for this November.
Thank you to Nicole and the team for the food, Marissa for styling, Sasha for the photos and our beautiful guests for spending the afternoon with us.
P.S. Nicole's date and walnut scones with maple butter were an absolute hit and she has kindly shared the recipe with us. Perfect for special Winter afternoons! If you'd like to receive it, make sure you're signed up to receive our newsletter via our homepage.
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Friday 15th December 6-9pm
Saturday 16th December 9am-2pm
Shop 1 / 16 Moore Street Austinmer
With champagne, tea tastings & plenty of beautiful gifts including hampers.
For more information, head to our Facebook event.
Nothing compares to candlelight. Especially when people are gathered together to celebrate. Candles bring ambience, elegance and natural beauty to any event. The flicker of candlelight against a smiling face, the shadows they cast against the wall, not to mention the lingering fragrance...
Want to add a Nourish and Nest touch to your next event? We are now offering a range of event candles, hand-poured with our custom blend of coconut and soy wax. The event candles are available in white, frosted, amber or black glass in any of the following aromas - Almond & Vanilla, Lemongrass & Coconut, Lychee & Ginger, Pomegranate & Orange Blossom and Wild Honey & Amber.
Let us custom pour a set of candles for your next event. Available now in our online store.
Photography: Aaron Hughes
Tickets are now available for Nourish and Nest's very last gathering for 2016.
'Floral Wreath Making' with Bek Towns from Floral Pines Design Co.
To be held on Saturday 12th November 1:30pm at The Throsby.
Put together your own modern free-form floral wreath (give it a festive vibe or just a stunning piece of floral art for your wall) whilst enjoying delectable wines & cheeses.
Only 7 spots are left so secure your seat at the table ASAP if you've been looking forward to this one 🌿
image credit: Alana Taylor Photography
Connect with others, learn a new skill from someone who is a real floral talent and just enjoy spending the afternoon surrounded by blooms and bubbles.
Tickets are on sale now in our online store, why not join us?
At Nourish and Nest, we love to gather. We host gatherings to create, to celebrate, to relish the season and to meet good folk.
So we are rather excited to announce the gatherings we have planned for the rest of this year.
The first two gatherings are of the creative kind and are happening this Spring.
We only have 10 tickets available for each so they may not last long!
Bring some friends or come and meet new people - either way we'd love to have you with us.
Purchase tickets online here.