Events in Geelong- October

Looking for something to do in October? Here are some events in Geelong, happening over the next couple of weeks.

Events in Geelong this week…

events in geelong

Royal Geelong Show 2008

Royal Geelong Show Thursday Oct 18th-21st– The Royal Geelong Show is the largest four day show in Country Victoria. This year is the show’s 157th year! There are lots of things to see and do at the Royal Geelong Show including wood-chop competitions, rides, games to try your luck on and who could forget the show bags! The Toyota Hilux Heroes are back again this year also and there will be fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday…my favourite thing about the show is Fairy Floss of course! haha

Price: Adult $20, Concession $15, student (8-15yrs) $12, Children (7 & under)  FREE, Family pass (includes 2 Adults & up to 3 Children/Students) $50

events in Geelong

Meet Peter Alexander Friday Oct 19th from 1pm-2pm– Peter Alexander will be at the Westfield Geelong store to celebrate the store’s 1st Birthday! Meet him and get 25% off Peter Alexander purchases between 1pm and 2pm. There will also be a $200 door prize for a lucky customer, drawn by the man himself at 2pm! So, be sure to head to the store between 1pm & 2pm to enter!

Price: FREE…unless of course you choose to purchase some Peter Alexander goodies while you’re there!

What’s on in Geelong next week…

events in Geelong

 Frock Up Geelong Saturday October 27th– On Saturday October 27 Vintage fashion dealers from all over the country will be at the Geelong West Town Hall on Packington Street. ‘Frock Up’ is a series of events organised by ‘The Way We Wear Fairs’, with Geelong there are events held in 7 different cities around the country! There will be fashion from almost every era you can think of. It is on from 9am until 5pm.

Price: Adults $6, Concession $5, Children (12+) $3.

Hello Sailor Vintage Fair in Geelong Saturday October 27th– Another vintage event also happening on Oct 27th is the Hello Sailor Vintage fair, they will be at Market Square Geelong from 9am until 5pm. Originally a Melbourne based fair, they decided to bring the event down to Geelong! There will be 8-10 pop-up stores featuring some of Melbourne’s finest vintage collectors. Come along to find yourself some affordable vintage pieces. If there is a big enough response, Hello Sailor Vintage Fair hope to make it a permanent event in Geelong!

Price: FREE….unless you decide purchase some vintage goodies!


XO XO Evelyn

Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

With just under a week to go until Mother’s Day, I thought I would should share some of my last minute Mother’s day gift ideas

High Tea

1. Maxwell & Williams Motion 2 Tier Sweet stand ($9.95 from House)- The simple white design, means you can match it to any decor. On sale from the original recommended retail price of $14.95, it’s a great bargain!

2. Zeal Cupcake Spatula ($14.95 from Matchbox)- These cute cupcake spatulas are perfect for the mum that likes to whip up her own yummy cupcakes. There are 4 different designs to choose from.

3. Vintage Tea For One ($29.95 from Typo)- Does your mum love vintage items? If she does, this set would be perfect for her.

4. T2 Mother’s Day Tea Cubes ($24 for 100g from T2)- T2 have released a rage of Tea Cubes especially for Mother’s Day. Each cube contains 100g of loose leaf tea, a mesh ball infuser and T2 cook book. The teas come in 4 delicious flavours called Apple Crumble, Scones & Jam, Russian Tea Cake and Breakfast in bed. All gifts ordered online or purchased in-store for Mother’s Day, will be wrapped in vibrant gift wrap.

Day Spa

1. Glasshouse ‘Sassafras’ Triple-Scented Candle Jar with free Makeup bag  ($42.95 from David Jones )- ‘Sassafras’ is a limited edition release by Glasshouse for Mother’s Day 2012. Its scent is ‘Plum & Tea Rose’. From the comments I’ve read around the internet and on blogs, this is a very popular scent. It is available at David Jones and other Glasshouse stockists.

2. Body Benefits by Conair Salon Spa Collection ($29.95 from Shaver Shop)- Your mum can get a neck massage, pedicure & manicure and soak her feet in a foot spa all without leaving the comfort of her home! I have purchased this set for my mum. I think it’s great value, as other stores are selling this collection for $40-$50!

3. Peter Alexander Soft Cloud Booties ($39.90 from Peter Alexander)- Slippers are a popular choice for mother’s day gifts. Made from super soft microsuede and faux fur. Available in 3 colours- Lilac Cloud (pictured), Pink Cloud and Cream Cloud.

4. Dolce by MOR Jump For Honey Joy gift set ($30 from Target)- Honey seems to be the most popular scent in the Dolce by MOR collection. This set includes soap cake, hand cream and fragrant candle. I own the ‘Honey’ candle and it smells amazing, it smells of vanilla and spun sugar. yum! There are 2 other sets available in Pomegranate and Sorbet.

5. Burts Bees Tips N’ Toes hands & feet kit ($24.99 from Priceline)- A collection of Burts Bees creams and softening butters great for hard working mums. She can soften and care for her hands and feet after a long day at work.

I hope you all have a great day with your mums and with your children, if you are a mum yourself!

XO XO Cotton Candy Diva