Christmas is just around the corner and festive frenzy is starting to kick in. Lists are being made for everything from the Christmas pudding to gifts for family and friends.
But don't get your tinsel in a twist. Connecting Women in Business will be holding its Christmas Shopping Expo 2015 on Tuesday, 24 November at the Coal Loader Cafe, Waverton, where its members will showcase beautiful and unique gifts including handcrafted jewellery, stunning accessories, botanical skincare and cosmetics, essential oil elixirs, designer cakes, children's gifts, pottery, straw hats and more. There will also be arts and crafts workshops where you can create a unique gift for someone special.
Arbonne - beautiful skin care and health products. Hands on Workshop - beginner DIY kits for those looking for a creative outlet. Surreal Jewellery - individual charms with unique designs, beautiful necklaces and bracelets for all budgets. Combardis - handmade essential oil elixirs created with harmony and purpose in mind. Simply Nordic - Danish designed jewellery and scarves. Style Rocks - Australian custom fine jewellery as featured in Vogue, Forbes, The Telegraph, Marie Claire. Emma's Dog Toys - handmade and unique dog toys using 100% child and pet friendly materials. Colonial Coast Designs - cushions and kaftans. Mona Lisa Pottery & Art Studio - beautiful handmade pottery. Carolyn Unwin - luxury lifestyle, all natural straw hats. Sydney Textile Co - designer textiles, including beautiful scarves and totes. Piece of Cake - custom designed cakes for any occasion.
You'll also have the opportunity to order your Christmas cake and enter a raffle to win one of the many products on offer at the Fair. Raffle proceeds will support the Layne Beachley Foundation, Aim for the Stars, a leading foundation that inspires and empowers girls and women to achieve their goals.
If you want your gifts wrapped while you enjoy a glass of bubbles or cup of coffee while you wait, consider it done. You might also want to take the opportunity to chat with the exhibitors and other members of Connecting Women in Business who will provide you with inspiration and entertainment!
And as well as providing all your Christmas gift needs, this event might just be the solution to your New Years resolution as well. Connecting Women in Business was launched in 2015 to give women in business an opportunity to network and share resources, ideas and opportunities, including mentoring, amongst the network. Face to face connection and support is so important but in today's society of online connection, this has been somewhat lost. Connecting Women in Business is an opportunity to get to know other small business owning women and to join forces to support growth for each other.
For more information on Connecting Women in Business, go to their Facebook page and do something for you in 2016.
When: Tuesday 24 November 2015 (9:30am to 2:30pm) Where: Coal Loader Cafe, Waverton (2 Balls Head Dr, Waverton NSW 2060) Cost: Free entry