LOVING LOCAL IN LOCKDOWN
How to buy local and help businesses staying open for you.
We’re all doing it tough during lockdown but wherever possible, local businesses are staying open with amended services, taking orders online, or still taking future bookings. The more we can buy local, the more we can help each other.
Here are some of our outstanding local businesses still offering services during lockdown:
DOLCE VITA SKIN
The skin care consultants at Dolce Vita Skin know the need for healthy skin and beauty does not disappear in lockdown, and are keeping in touch through virtual consultations. Now that spring is here, they’ve created at-home peels, masks and home care routines for the new season. The Click and Collect service has been a great success, and Dolce Vita is now creating a waitlist for salon visits. They can’t wait to show you all about upcoming exciting new products and treatments too. Visit them at dolcevitaskin.com.au
NEW LEAF DENTISTS
Open for emergency and urgent dental care at Erina Plaza, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Phone 02 4367 6222.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ON THE CENTRAL COAST
Inspiring your child to love learning and to be the very best they can be. All families looking for a faith-based education are welcome to apply at csodbb.catholic.edu.au/schools/find-a-school
CENTRAL COAST SPORTS COLLEGE
The ‘Home of the Student Athlete’ is taking applications for enrolments for Kindergarten to Year 10.
Phone 02 4302 9000.
THE PETAL SISTERS
Boutique florist, The Petal Sisters, has glorious flowers and free deliveries on the Central Coast to help spread the love during these hard times. Based in Kincumber, they are also offering a Click and Collect service. Order now on thepetalsisters.com.au
FOOD & Drink
ACTIVATE FOODS, ERINA
Creates healthy and nutritious ready-made meals in single serve and family size. They’re passionate about showing people that eating healthy can be easy and delicious, and that you can eat well, live well with Activate Foods. Visit activatefoods.com.au
22 The Entrance Rd, Erina.
FOOD & DRINK
The Spicery in Charmhaven stocks a complete range of culinary herbs and spices, spice kits and the ultimate spice information book. The shop is closed for the time being, but online orders https://www.herbies.com.au/ will be sent promptly by Express Post.
FOOD & DRINK
HUNTERS QUARTER RESTAURANT
The restaurant in Pooles Rock Vineyard is still welcoming guests, and owner and chef, Brian Duncan, would like to invite you to enjoy relaxed and elegant dining, gazing out at the panoramic views over the vineyard – as soon as you can travel to the Hunter. Bookings 02 4998 7776 or email email@example.com
FOOD & DRINK
HUNGERFORD HILL WINES
Buy great wines in uncertain times online with a special offer of a mixed 6-pack of mystery wines for $180 – with no extra costs, no freight. Valid until August 31, 2021. hungerfordhill.com.au or phone 02 4990 0713.
CENTRAL COAST HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICE
Aims to improve the health of the community through healthy lifestyle programs, timely information and innovative resources. Contact Central Coast Health Promotion Service at Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute, Level 10, 77A Holden Street, Gosford.
Tel: (02) 4320 9700. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURTAINS UP INTERIORS
Established in 1995, Simone Messina and her team of interior decorators and designers specialise in all forms of interior furnishings including curtains, blinds, upholstery, wallpaper and furniture. They provide Face Time consultations, quotes on furnishings and a collection service to provide selections of fabrics to transform your home to your individual taste and style. Visit curtainsup.com.au or phone 02 9948 0200.
Design, hand-make and manufacture individual furniture pieces in West Gosford, primarily from solid timber. We continue to manufacture and take furniture orders but the showroom is closed for the time being. Please email email@example.com or phone 02 4322 2186.
Our showroom in East Gosford remains closed for the time being, but we are proud to offer online consultations to our valued customers. Phone 1300 400 786 or contact us at https://blindsanddesigns.luxaflex.com.au/contact-us/
CENTRAL COAST MOTOR GROUP
Offers a large choice of brands including MAZDA, ISUZU UTE, SUBARU, MERCEDES-BENZ, NISSAN and VOLKSWAGEN. Ordering a new car has never been so easy with Click and Collect now available from Gosford and Wyong showrooms. Visit online at ccmg.com.au
RAY WHITE, KILLCARE
The real estate market is definitely still moving, and Lea, Andrew and the team at Ray White Killcare/Central Coast Holiday Escapes are moving along with it. In fact, Lea has recently been awarded the prestigious Ray White Chairman’s Elite Performer Award for 2020-2021 as one of the top 1% of sales agents in the international Ray White Group. Their aim is to continue offering you the simplest solutions when it comes to your real estate needs, whether that’s selling your home, or finding that dream beach house. Visit raywhitekillcare.com.au or centralcoastholidayescapes.com.au Or phone 02 4360 2222.
GEORGE BRAND REAL ESTATE
Avoca Beach, Copacabana
They have unsurpassed local knowledge and an enviable track record of success, more sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants. Trust George Brand with their property transactions.
THE SPRINGS GOLF
You can still escape and play Springs Golf during lockdown. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 7am to 5pm. Covid restrictions apply. Contact the pro shop on 43731522 Ext 1
1080 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge, 2250. the-springs.com.au
AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK
Pay Discover Forward to kids in need through a random act of kindness. Redeem your Discover Voucher with us before August 31 2021, and we’ll donate a double pass to charity on your behalf. You will also receive a $25 discount Code for your next visit. reptilepark.com.au/paydiscoverforward/
THE SPRINGS WEDDINGS
A luxury venue seating up to 350 guests on 125 acres in the Central Coast hinterland with an Executive Chef producing the ultimate farm to plate menus. The Springs are taking bookings for 2022. Enquiries on 43731522 ext 3.
the-springs.com.au Instagram: @TheSpringsWeddings