Ugly Fruit, Facials & Other Things We're Loving Right Now
introducing another new regular feature!
Man, you guys are spoiled. But we needed a place to share all the things we’re loving that otherwise slip through the cracks. So here’s everything we’ve been loving recently, featuring a whole variety of amazing local businesses. Make sure you check them out too!
Did you know Classic Beauty Therapy offers a facialist’s choice option? You can come as you are on the day, and they will work with you to decide the best treatments for your skin. Perfect for those who have no idea what to request (ie. us).
UPDATE: Kate at Classic has offered all our readers 15% off facials when they mention TFG! Valid until 16/06/19.
Metiisto has partnered with a strawberry farmer on the Sunshine Coast to mitigate the enormous waste of ‘ugly fruit’. Berries not deemed perfect enough by supermarkets are freeze-dried and turned into delectable chocolatey treats.
These berries would otherwise be thrown out, so it’s a really, really cool partnership worth supporting.
pop-up shops in the cbd
The old Golders building in the CBD is playing host to Cotswold InOut Furniture for a couple of months.
It’s great to see the empty space activated, and we hope we’ll see more property owners and small businesses follow suit!
Local artist Dan Elborne has launched his much anticipated exhibition, Deathgate in the new Goods Shed. The work has taken three and a half years to complete, and we’re not going to give everything away, but the timeframe was very deliberately planned. Australia’s most popular design blog The Design Files profiled Dan’s work, and we’re basically just very proud of him! Keep an eye out for an upcoming Spotlight interview with Dan.
local business collaborations
By supporting one another’s businesses, we can all grow. At The Field Guide we’re constantly banging on about ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’. To celebrate this collaborative spirit, we rounded up some of our favourite ways that local businesses are working with each other.
electric car charging stations
The Walton Stores have long been a destination for dining, but you can now power up your Tesla while you’re there.
For those keeping track, there are two other electric vehicle charging stations at Clifford Park Shopping Centre (available at no cost to shoppers).
We’d love to include a photo of us charging our Tesla, but instead here’s a photo of real transport option. But it’s wonderful to see Toowoomba taking steps towards sustainability with these charging stations.