Vertu is an eclectic little gift shop in Stanwell Park. Here you’ll find everything from books by local authors to pottery, candles, homewares and children’s toys. The South Coaster’s pick? Paintings and photography by the owner, Terri Ayliffe. Vertu is on the corner in the Articles Fine Art Gallery complex.
Shop 4, 111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park
111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park
Roy WilsonRoy Wilson is an award-winning jeweller who works with beautiful gems at his studio in Coalcliff.
Tell us about yourself. Beginning with an apprenticeship in jewellery manufacturing, I have been a jeweller ever since, working with some of the better jewellers in Sydney, also running my own business in Maroubra Junction for eight years early on, where I met Pauline. Now I have been self-employed for 12 years in conjunction with my wife, Pauline Denney. Have you always been creative? Always, school was art, art, art. Then jewellery, entering competions for design and manufacturing, winning and being a finalist numerous times. Competions are a great way of having fun and pushing yourself. What is it that inspires you? Lots of things, sometimes nature, a lot of the time it is the stones themselves, they deserve a great design and, of course, people – trying to make something just for them. Finest achievement? Probably in my second year of my apprenticeship I won “Best of all Craftsmanship award” with a necklace I called “Paris”. My mother now owns it. Where do you sell your art? Most of my work is made to order and have a small stock of jewellery and loose stones. I will source gems on approval, so customers can make an informed choice. All from […]
21 Paterson Road, Coalcliff
Tell us about yourself. Artist that works in Printmaking and painting with a studio at home and a gallery outlet for buyers of art who can come and view all styles and mediums. With a advanced diploma in fine arts, I love to work in oil or acrylic paints on canvas or board and take subjects in both mediums, painting and printmaking, have now been making art for over ten years as well as exhibiting in other gallery’s with other artist, my work is overseas as well as in Australia with buyers from local to visitors to the area. Have you always been creative? I have always loved the creative process and have worked all my life with my hands, makeup artist for over 11 years was one of my jobs, teaching in the film, TV, fashion and video so the creative process comes freely to me if you can let your imagination go. What is it that inspires you? Inspiration can come from all sorts of places and people and getting out and about helps the visual stimulation, travel in Australia and overseas is great but if not possible I use my memory of things that have stayed with […]
21 Paterson Road, Coalcliff
Nest of Pambula was created in 2012 by sisters Kate, Rebecca, and Jen, from Pambula on the far south coast of NSW, Australia. They were motivated by a passion for creating, and inspired by each other’s enthusiasm for making something unique and special. “As we have small children, we appreciate our creative time together, and love making jewellery for others to wear and enjoy as much as we do! We hope to continue bringing exciting and unique styles to our range, and look forward to sharing them with you,” the sisters say. The Nest range of jewellery is lead-free and nickel-free and is made to be worn again and again. They continue to create new and unique ranges each season. A few of the design series include ‘Love Child’ (intricate, filigree-designed stainless steel earrings), ‘Boho Gypsy’ (colourful and detailed folk-inspired pieces for the gypsy at heart), ‘Urban Graffiti’ (a rainbow of vibrant colours inspired by urban street art). Their latest range is called ‘Spirit of Australia’. These modern Australian wildlife images are the result of working closely with designers ‘Studio Cockatoo’, and are custom-made for Nest of Pambula. Nest Jewellery has featured on TV’s Home and Away and Offspring and […]
Australians love cruises. We are no. 1 in the world for cruises per capita. But big question is: what to wear? Wendy Roche, of Stanwell Park’s Boho Chic, advises. “Kaftans reign supreme on a cruise,” Wendy says. “Cotton or silk – natural fibres are always best because it dries quickly, you can wear it over a cossie and it’s still dressy enough to wear to dinner at night. And you’re not going to sweat to death like you would in polyester. The good thing about silk is you can just rinse it out in the shower with your shampoo, hang it up in the shower and it’ll drip dry in no time.” Wendy recommends Inoa Australia (inoafashions.com), an Australian brand that has won awards for its unique, India-inspired digital prints. “They have just taken off overseas. They are an Indian family … they do beautiful opaque silks that don’t always require a slip. It’s just like wearing nothing, it’s so lovely.” Inoa kaftans are also “reasonably priced”, Wendy says, at under $200 in her store. Ocean-inspired colours are in, she’s noticed. “I’m seeing a lot of lavenders and blues, soft greens.” Bamboo fabric has become enormously popular, Wendy says. “The […]
Shop 1& 2, 111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park