After moving from Brisvegas 18 months ago, I have lived on, and loved, my new home, Chevron Island. So I thought I would give you an update on "who's new in the zoo" on Chevron Island.
The Island, as the locals call it, has a great community feel to it. A lot of the store owners and staff live on the island so they are invested in the harmony and happiness of the shopping village. I remember my very first visit to The Village, I walked into a fashion boutique and the owner asked me to mind her store while she popped to the bathroom - very friendly and not to mention trusting.
The amazing thing about The Village is all of the shops are in one convenient block and parking is easy, both on the main street or one of the side streets. With eight cafes and restaurants, eight fashion boutiques, two shoe stores, four bars and a whopping 13 hair and beauty houses, Chevron Island is your one-stop-shopping trip.
The Ultimate Girls Day Out
If you're planning a hen's party or bridal shower or perhaps just a girlie get-together, come on down for Saturday Brunch and a little bit of retail therapy. Drop the guys off at the Island's Sport Bar, Inn Forty Seven for a few beers and tell them you'll see them in a few hours.
Start with Brunch
My favourite brunch spots are Lime on Chevronn, Café Alfons or 58 The Village. All of these cafes serve a very good brunch with great organic coffee. The thing you will notice about these little cafes is the customer service. The staff really love and enjoy their jobs and who wouldn't, working on such a fabulous part of the Gold Coast?
My Fashion House (MFH)
Image courtesy of justjared
Bag, Borrow or Steal?
Do you remember the Louis Vuton handbag that Jennifer Hudson's character rented in the Sex and The City Movie?
I bet you all thought, "what a great idea"? Well a fabulous new fashion boutique on Chevron Island has taken that idea and turned it toward fashion.
Can't afford that fabulous designer creation? Well My Fashion House will let you borrow it for a fraction of the purchase price. MFH is a fabulous new boutique carrying famous labels such as Harry Who, Wayne Cooper, Nicola Finnetti, Carla Zampatti, George Gross, Charlie Brown, to name just a few.
So if you want to dress like a celebrity without the price tag, you can borrow that fabulous little number and then, if you wish to buy it, you can save up to 30%.
My Fashion House - Chevron Island
Go Glam with MFH
MFH will also help you glam it up with their very own makeup artist, Sherri Mathieson, famous for working on the The Bachelor 2013. Sherri can also help you with all the accessories to make your outfit pop.
They will be holding a very glitzy and glamourous launch in a couple of week's time, so follow them on Facebook for your invitation.
The ultimate glamour house has arrived on Chevron Island. Studio Minc specialises in formal, semi-formal, cocktail and party wear, with bridal coming soon.
Stepping into Studio Minc is like stepping into one of those elegant boutiques on Rodeo Drive. With 10 collection releases per year, Studio Minc is a favourite amongst both the youth market and all the fashion forward Gold Coast woman.
Studio Minc - Chevron Island
With every collection Studio Minc sources matching clutches, jewellery, shoes and other accessories to compliment their designs. To emphasise the beauty of the female figure all designs aim to create that sexy figure hugging silhouette and can be altered to fit in all the right places. Payment plans are also available.
Mother and daughter owners Kate and Helen have combined not only their names but their backgrounds in fashion and design to create the beautiful Katen Interiors pictured here.
Walking into Katen Interiors is like walking into the home you've always dreamed of with furniture for lounge and bedroom, soft furnishings, artwork, mirrors, soaps and candles plus womenswear/accessories and baby and kids.
Starting off as an online e-decoration service, they have now grown to include their own store on Thomas Drive. Their store has a dedicated Interior Design Studio where you can sit and chat with Kate and Helen about your interior design vision.
Katen Interiors - Chevron Island
They will be holding a very glitzy and glamourous launch with My Fashion House in a couple of week's time, so follow them on Facebook for your invitation.
It wouldn't be an article about Chevron Island without a little shout out to my favourite shoe shop, Envy Shoes.
In my opinion this is the best shoe store on the Coast. The shoes are always current, edgy and reasonably priced. They have a fabulous end of season sale on at the moment. Follow them on Facebook as that is where you'll find the best deals.