What to do?

Tomorrow I will be closing this wonderful store so it's your last chance to grab a little piece of it!
There is now nothing over $40 so come check it out.
I was not sure what to do with this blog now so I think what I will do is just say it how it is and share my thoughts on whatever comes to mind.
I guess that is what a blog is about!
The old me would have just forgotten about it and felt to insecure to share but that is not me now.
So basically you can't get rid of me that easily!
I have become obsessed with quotes lately so i will leave you with this one:

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Watch this space, something will happen next!


Final Days

My final day is fast approaching. Neck of the Woods will be closing on Friday 28th October.

As one door closes in my life another one will open I know, but for now I begin my journey as a single mother of my two gorgeous children. My time is now for them.

Thankyou to all my beautiful customers who have offered me their love and support so generously, some who I only met once or twice but have helped me to gather strength and heal during this testing time.




I have been the proud new owner of Neck Of The Woods for only 3 months but unfortunately due to a unexpected personal issue I am unable to keep going.
Good news is there will be a massive SALE!!!!
There is 20-40% off storewide so come down & grab a bargain & stock up on xmas presents.
Kristie x



Yep you saw it right! We're having a massive spring sale and it starts Saturday 3rd September. With 30% off everything, you're sure to find dad an ACE prezzie and still have enough to get yourself a little treat.


Papillionaire Bicycles

You know those beautiful bicycles you see the cool kids riding along cobbled lanes and in high end fashion shoots on the streets of Europe and Japan? Well we're stocking them here at Neck of the Woods, now you too can be a bicycle fashionista. Papillionaire are a Melbourne based company who specialise in designing well made, stylish and affordable Dutch style bikes for Australia and the WORLD!

Come in and check one out and place your order before the Christmas rush hits.


New goodies in store

There are so many new products in store at Neck of the Woods, it's difficult deciding which ones to feature online so I'm just going to bombard you with images. Ceramics seems to be a stand out this month. All prices are at the bottom of the page.

More importantly we're having a SALE! Need to make some room for all the new treasures.

Life in Style starts first week of August in Melbourne and we'll be shopping our little hearts out so keep an eye on us check on line and in store for all the new exciting home wares from the fairs. Keep Warm.

Side plates $34ea

Coffee mugs $9.95ea

Ceramic cups $9.95ea

Ceramic cracked egg candles $6ea

Mini vintage vases average height 12cm from $4.50

Skull S & P shakers $15.95ea

Owl cookie jar $45ea

Reading is sexy bumper sticker 15cm wide $3.95

Reading is sexy mug $17.95


New beginings

Thursday 30th June was my last day as owner of Neck of the Woods, it was a little sad, but over all a great feeling. I've had a fantastic year and achieved so much. Since deciding to sell I have been inundated with customers and locals telling me how much they loved NOTW and if someone bought it would they keep it the same. Well someone has bought it and as of today Neck of the Woods is now owned by the lovely Kristie Wright. Kristie is a local Manly girl and she loves everything about the shop and will be keeping it just as it is. Of course over time I'm sure her taste and personality will add its own flavour to the Woods. I'll be helping her out for the next few months and of course I'll be supporting her when ever she needs it. Good luck Kristie.

I have started a new little blog, if you want to check it out click on "Forestonia" on the right. Thanks for all your support. x


Muskhane felt treasures

Muskhane is a company based in the heart of Himalayas. They create beautiful home accessories including these sweet bird houses for stashing those secret treasures and felt cushions in the most delicious colours. Mustard and fluorescent pink, who would have thought they'd look sooooo good together? They specialise in felt objects for kids and adults and they are passionately dedicated to fair and responsible trade.

Bird House $75
Bird on a ring $32
Felt cushions from $55
Felt purses from $18.50
French cushions from $85

We also have some amazing French cushions in the very cute Bambi one below is just a one design so come in and check out the rest!


Kids Saltwater Sandal SALE

Sale in store now. All kids (infant, children & youth sizes) Saltwater Sandals 25% off. Were $65 now $49!!! Limited stock so get in fast. Sale ends when stock ends. Happy Winter x


Skate style


It's my oldest sons eighth birthday at the end of this month. He is besotted with skating and would do it every second of the day if he could. Dad is a skater and stands by the quote "most male fashion trends are started by skaters". I wasn't too sure about this comment, but since being exposed to skating in video, magazines, film and on the street, I have noticed there are a lot of stylish skaters.

Makr has designed a the luxury skate deck above. It's custom shaped, hand stained and cleared, and features leather risers. Each deck is individually numbered to insure you get a one of a kind piece, they're beautiful. 

Man About Town shot a a conceptually brilliant fashion video featuring Kilian Martin, one of the worlds best freestyle skaters. The music (Tommy Edwards classic tune “It’s All in the Game”), the fashion (Cerruti, Dior Homme, Giorgio Armani) and the skating, just makes me wonder if my husband is a little bit right...