It’s Our 1st Birthday + A Super Massive Giveaway!!

Can you believe it’s been one whole year since Oh! Hello Geelong first said…“Oh! Hello” to the big wide world? Crazy huh! The last 12 months has been such an amazing rollercoaster ride of new friends, fabulous places, brilliant talent and design, perky teas and coffee and oh so heavenly food! But the best part is that we’ve been able to share it all with so many of you! We want to say a huge thank you (with loads of hugs and kisses) to all our readers and everyone featured on the blog in 2012, for hopping on the Oh! Hello Geelong train and sharing this wonderful journey with us – it’s your support and energy that motivates us to keep looking for the next great G-town adventure!

Now Oh! Hello Geelong simply could not let such a super special milestone go by without doing something a little awesome to celebrate! We also thought this was THE perfect time to collaborate once more with some of our lovely and talented friends in Geelong and across the region who we’ve featured in the last 12 months.  

And so, it’s with huge excitement that we bring to you the Oh! Hello Geelong first birthday SUPER MASSIVE GIVEAWAY! And we’re not kidding when we use the words SUPER and MASSIVE – these prizes are seriously special and showcase what a great variety of products are available right here in our beautiful region (and while you’re looking through the giveaways be sure to revisit our 2012 features!). 

So to avoid disappointment please read our entry conditions below and make sure you enter…you’ve got to be in it to win it right?!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this fabulous celebratory giveaway!

** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED /// WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON *** 

VERY IMPORTANT!   Terms, Conditions and things to note:

  • This competition is open only  to Australian residents.
  • To enter you must like our Facebook page and leave your name and postcode in a comment on this blog post. 
  •  Competition closes Friday 8th February at 5pm.
  •  Winners will be drawn at random by Oh! Hello Geelong and announced on the blog by Monday 10th February.
  •  Prizes cannot be returned or exchanged for other products, cash or vouchers.

 

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And HERE  is The SUPER MASSIVE Giveaway Prize Listing : 

A Skulk of Foxes

http://www.askulkoffoxes.com

Studio Shop – Shop 17 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Giveaway – Silver Folk Fox Stud earrings (rep. $69.00 ) AND a Silver Folk Fox Keepsake Locket (rep. $179.00)

How would you describe your work in three words?

Best job ever!

Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

2012 : Tough question as there were many! A few of them were creating our lockets and having such a great response to them; collaborating with the super-talented Madeleine Stamer; working on artwork for the Falls Festival AND bring asked to sign one of our pieces for Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips to hang in his house!

2013 : Moving house, having all 3 kids at school and creating some special one-off pieces.

What is the best thing about living in our region?

Having the best of both worlds; being so close to Melbourne and the Surf Coast!

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Sassica + Salter 

http://www.sassicaandsalter.com.au

224 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Giveaway – Le Creuset gift including Le Creuset 24cm Deep Casserole (rrp $230.00), Le Creuset Cream Apron (rrp $39.95) and Le Creuset Silicone Spoonula (rrp $16.95)

How would you describe your store in three words
Sassica + Salter in 3 words: relaxing, inspiring, uncluttered

Highlight of 2012? 
The highlight was being featured as part of the Oh! Hello Geelong Blog (gush) and consequently The Design Files in August! I am looking forward to seeing lots of new stock additions to my stock range that haven’t been seen in Geelong, let alone Australia!
What is the best thing about living in our region?
The relaxed nature of living, great customers who support small business and being so close to Melbourne without the traffic!
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Elroy Ink 

http://www.elroyink.com

Giveaway – “Velvet Stems” Limited Edition Art print (rrp $240.00)

How would you describe your work in three words?
Elroy Ink in 3 words: abstract, colourful, engaging
Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
2012 : Highlight for 2012? Being featured in The Design Files was exciting and really helped to establish Elroy Ink in 2012.
2013 : This year we’re looking at developing some interesting new products and exploring the potential of some one-off original works.
What is the best thing about living in our region?
The best thing about living in the region (especially this time of year) is the proximity to so many great beaches. I’m happy in the knowledge that my kids will grow up to be little art and music loving grommies!

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Boom Gallery 

http://www.boomgallery.com.au

11 Rutland Street, Newtown

Giveaway – A Polly bowl by Lab De Stu designer Dale Hardiman (rrp $48) AND a timber geometric wall sculpture by John Heritage (rrp $260) constructed from Cassinia Aicuata timbers, oil paint.

How would you describe your cafe / gallery etc in three words?
art + design + coffee
Highlight of 2012?
Our 2012 highlight was the feature on your blog! (aw thanks guys) and subsequently The Design Files blog and the great exposure and love that followed!
What is the best thing about living in our region?
Best thing about living in the region would be the proximity to gorgeous beaches and Melbourne and the cruisey pace of Geelong. We also love the burgeoning interest and enthusiasm for the arts

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Patturn

http://www.patturnstudio.com.au

Giveaway – A $100 Patturn Voucher

How would you describe your work in three words?

customised, vintage, chic

Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
2012 : Our two children who never fail to delight me while simultaneously wearing me out!
2013 : I’m looking forward to new creative challenges. I have so many ideas to get through I’m not sure where to start – and there are only 11 months remaining of 2013!!
What is the best thing about living in our region?
We have SO many lifestyle advantages but my all-time favourite thing to do with my hubby on a sunny day is grab a lunch of steamed mussels from the boat guy (next to Fisherman’s Pier Restaurant), take it to a local bit of park by the bay and tuck in… yum!!!

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A Piece of Cloth 

http://www.apieceofcloth.com.au

Studio Shop – 9/100 Lower Paper Mill Rd. Fyansford

Giveaway – Hand made Queen Size ‘Cross’ Quilt (rrp $350)

How would you describe your work in three words?
vintage + antique + textiles
Highlight of 2012?
My highlight of 2012 was opening up the studio and I look forward to sharing my vintage and antique textile stash with everyone!
What is the best thing about living in our region?
The amazing opportunities it has to offer, like finding my beautiful heritage listed studio in Fyansford only 5 minutes from the city centre!

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The Flower Dispensary 

http://www.theflowerdispensary.com.au

333 Pakington Street, Newtown

Giveaway – Edenborough Evans personalised sterling silver necklace valued at $79 and a bracelet as well, valued at $69

How would you describe your shop in three words?
“A Sensory Haven”
Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
Highlight of 2012? Being asked to be part of the Oh Hello Geelong-The Geelong City Guide it really created a buzz for local retail businesses.
In 2013 we look forward to creating more wedding flowers and also offering a flower workshop
(stay tuned for more details!)
What is the best thing about living in our region?
That we’re lucky enough to have the surf coast on our doorstep and still be less than an hour away to Melbourne. Our region offers a great variety of activities & services for young and old.

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Living Etc 

http://www.livingetc.com.au

High Street + Mount Pleasant Road, Belmont

Giveaway – MRD small Ginger Table Lamp (rrp. $299)

How would you describe your store in three words?
unique, eclectic and inspiring
Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
2012 : Opening our sister store Lighting etc!
2013 : We’re looking forward, as always, to our trips to Milan and Hong Kong to source new designs for fabulous quality furniture and lighting.
What is the best thing about living in our region?

The best thing about living in our region? Our lovely clients!!!

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Laura Blythman  .  Studio

http://www.laurablythman.com.au

Giveaway – A3+ ‘It’s called love’and A4+ ‘dream catching’ Art Prints  (rrp $55 and $35)

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Kiitos – Living By Design

http://www.kiitos.com.au

Giveaway – A Marimekko fabric Sumam,  designed to be stretched onto a 120cm x 120cm canvas (rrp. $169.00)

Shop 2 5-7 Bridge Road, Barwon Heads

How would you describe your store in three words?

Bright , contemporary , uplifting

Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Growing as a business, introducing amazing new brands. Having products featured in national design magazines including products on the front of Inside Out magazine

What is the best thing about living in our region? 

The relaxed yet vibrant feel in Barwon Heads. It is equally has pleasant in the dead of Winter and in the middle of  the Summer when the town is full of happy holiday makers

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Rock Rose Handmade 

http://www.rockrosehandmade.com

Giveaway – A pair of rose shaped “Vintage Button” earrings 

How would you describe your store in three words?
“Curated, beautiful and ethical”.
Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
2012 : The highlight of 2012 for me was opening my store- and I am looking forward to growing it in 2013.
2013 : This year I hope to exhibit my store at some of Australia’s very lovely design and boutique markets and I’m also reaching out for some lovely new makers.
What is the best thing about living in our region?
I’d have to say that the best thing about our region is a balmy ocean breeze on a hot summer’s day.

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Eclectica 

http://www.eclectica.com.au

148 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Giveaway – $100 gift voucher

How would you describe your store in three words?
eclectic + homely + layered
Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
Having great staff I can rely on which has given me more creative time to hand make individual items for the shop and recharge my creative batteries! Priceless! In 2013 I am looking forward to the online store finally being up and running!

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Bambolotta 

http://www.bambolotta.com.au

c/41 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads

Giveaway – Kids Madpax bag (rrp $64.95)

How would you describe your store in three words?
playful, quirky, interesting
Highlight of 2012?
It’s really hard to define one thing as a highlight…what has made me smile a lot in the past year has been the dedication and enthusiasm of our lovely staff who are sharing this journey with us. For bambolotta 2013 will see the introduction of some beautiful new children’s clothing brands and other products which are functional, fun and parent friendly.
What is the best thing about living in our region?
Our region has great accessibility to a diverse range of things to see and do; the beach, the bush and the city are only a hop, skip and a jump from where ever you are. There is something for everyone!

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Flower Bowl
http://www.flowerbowl.com.au
8 Ormond Street, East Geelong
Giveaway – One of their famous Tea cup floral arrangements and a Prissy Nail Polish
How would you describe your shop in three words?
Quirky creative florals
Highlight of 2012?
Some amazing weddings that kept us super busy!
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Cartel Tea Room 
http://www.cartelcoffee.com.au
6/21 Leather Street, Breakwater
Giveaway – $50 worth of tea or organic herbal tisanes
How would you describe your tea house in three words?
unique + everything TEA
What are you forward to in 2013?
Letting the people of Geelong know that they have the largest range of teas available in Australia right under their nose!
What is the best thing about living in our region?
The ability to improve and grow and know your customers
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Goose 

http://www.goosestore.com.au

91 Garden Street, East Geelong Vic 3219

Giveaway – a Curio + Curio Orange Spot Screen Printed Cushion (rrp. $110)

How would you describe your store in three words?

Dynamic, Evolving + Tempting

Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

2012 : Highlight : always to see our GOOSE signature wrapped gifts heading out the door.

2013 : On the hunt once again + the thrill of new discoveries.

What is the best thing about living in our region?

Geelong is large enough to get a little lost, yet small enough to know everyone (or at least somebody who knows somebody). It’s also a wonderful gateway to the surrounding areas which we enjoy exploring when we get the chance.

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Joco Cup

http://www.jococup.com

Giveaway – 1 x Joco Cup (rrp. $24.95)

How would you describe your product in three words?

creative, caring & reusable

Highlight of 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

2012: Launching Joco Cups to the world.

2013: The excitement of adding new products and accessories to the Joco Cup range.

What is the best thing about living in our region?

The wonderful surprises in the most unlikely places.

Thanks and Good luck everyone! xx
Penny + Laura

301 responses

  1. Hi just wondering if you meant January or February in the closing date for the comp. Cheers Donna Ps thank you for providing me with a “map” to the insiders view of Geelong and Barwon.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Wow ladies, you’ve really done it this time! Happy birthday and congratulations – you make me proud to now call myself a local!! 🙂 x postcode: 3219

  3. Happy birthday to you! What a fab year it has been. I love all your beautiful discoveries around our way. I hope this next year is full of lovely things for you.
    Holly Lewtas (Torquay, 3228)

  4. Trish 3218. As another newbie to Geelong, I love your blog & Facebook page…. Full of inspiration, vibrancy & colour – a true celebration of Geelong! Xx

  5. Happiest of happy birthdays to you Oh! Hello Geelong. A proud day for you both Penny and Laura 😀 Enjoy!
    Melissa, 3222

  6. Congratulations Laura and Penny – what an ispiration you both are!!! Hope you’re popping some bubbles sometime soon…!! xx 3070

  7. Happy birthday, love love this blog as a pass melbournite now in geelong, I love seeing all the new and exciting things happening in and around Geelong!
    Rachael 3220

  8. Prue 3220 – Happy Birthday to you Hip Hip Hooray!!! Love reading your blog and discovering the hidden gems of Geelong. Keep up the good work.

  9. A year has flown by! Happy Birthday! Thanks Penny and Laura for your fabulous finds and for sharing so many gorgeous local gems with us all!
    Claire 3216

  10. Love your blog, has been very helpful, ax I’m new to Melbourne & to Australia. Great way to find my “resources”.

  11. Oh wow. Narelle 3071

    I’m moving to Geelong in 6 weeks for work (new postcode to be 3218), and this blog/facebook page has seriously helped lift my spirits about leaving my utopia in Melbourne. Thanks heaps for making my transition easier, ladies. Keep up the good work!!!

  12. Happy Birthday!!! New fan, love it all, want to be in Geelong now 🙂 My postcode unfortunately is very far away (0820) but hopefully soon. Lots of love Jessica Selwood

  13. Oh, that year went very quickly girls! Congratulations and may you have many, many more fantastic years in our lovely little town Geelong 🙂 Felice Dinse 3216

  14. Kyla 3218
    Happy Birthday Ladies, I now have a notes page in my phone of all the places you blog about that I want to visit…thanks!

  15. OOOps! This arrived on February 1st and the competition closes on 8th January 2013!

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    Peter & Sue Wood 02 4227 1980 ________________

  16. Love your work ladies! So glad that Oh Hello Geelong exists! Can’t wait to see why the next 12 months will bring.
    – Micaela, 3218

  17. oh hello geelong, you make me miss living in that beloved city with every blogpost. But it makes me feel closer as well. Congratulations on a wonderful first year 🙂
    joe, 3305

  18. Wow what an amazing collection of prizes from a fabulous group of locals…you have certainly uncovered a wealth of talent in 1 year! Can’t wait to see what the next year brings.
    Lara 3224

  19. Hi Laura and Penny
    Happy 1st birthday. Really love your posts and learning more about Geelong, even though I moved here from Melbourne to live on the Bellarine Peninsula 15 years ago! Look forward to more in 2013. Regards Mel. (The Melbourne map girl!). 3223

  20. just spent 8 weeks in Geelong,may have to make the move there……loving the info you give on your fablog……….Norma Keyte 4560

  21. We are moving to Geelong (from Melb’s inner West) this year and are truly excited.
    I love receiving your emails and post links, so I can learn about all the terrific shops, producers and eateries in the region.
    Well done Penny and Laura, you are doing a super job promoting your town.
    I hope you are recognised for the great promotional work you’re doing.
    Happy Birthday.
    Cheers, Nicole 3013

  22. Wow! So much gorgeousness! What an amazing prize! Thanks so much for the blog – thought I knew all of Geelong’s loveliness so it’s very exciting to learn of more! Christy 3216

  23. happy happy birthday! a lovely breath of fresh air for Geelong. thanks for making us look extra trendy! xoxo
    Jeny miller 3218

  24. Wowsa! That’s a lot of responses and all Oh! so positive – naturally! Hiccup Burpday ladies and have a glass or three on us. Justine 3218

  25. Happy 1st bday to u all & what a way to celebrate in style with these gifts! Enjoy your celebration. Narelle 3216

  26. Happy Birthday Ladies! I’ve been a avid visitor to Geelong over the past two years and it’s been great to have your blog for suggestions.. so much so that I’ll be a resident in a few weeks. All the best for the coming year! xx
    – Simone E. Mugavin 3032, soon to be 3220

  27. Happy Birthday! It coincides with my 1 year anniversary of moving to Geelong – thanks for making the move so much more fun with all the great local businesses to explore.
    Maya 3218

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