We've been quietly amazed over the last few years at the sheer volume of organic produce that The Cape (Australia's most sustainable housing project) has produced. The company behind that technology, Biofilta has now released a range of home systems that harness all their know how to allow you to grow your own organic veggies, quickly and easily.
A one day / night event is being held at Inverloch's Thompson Reserve on Saturday May 5th that has been carefully curated to attract hundreds of women from all walks of life. The event aims to give attendees the opportunity to listen and share real life stories, challenges & successes. Featuring Clare Bowditch, Em Rusciano to name just a few of the speakers. Everything about the event is set to be top notch including the food & drink, with involvement from local businesses, Dirty Three wines, Tamsin's Table, The Pantry Phillip Island, Four Pillars Gin & Many others, all held in a beautiful custom built Marquee.
Inverloch 3996 caught up with Tad Hendry & Jess Cuman from Adapt Design Group this week, to check out their stunning new 8.7 star build at The Cape in Cape Paterson and to find out how they set about designing a family home that for the same cost as a traditional build, could eliminate energy costs for the owner and potentially provide an annual rebate from their electricity provider. Now who doesn't like the sound of that!
Australia's most sustainable residential project, The Cape, just down the coast from Inverloch, will be launching two super sustainable homes that have eliminated their energy bills, as part of the inaugural Cape Harvest Festival on Sunday 11th March
The Keeping Kids On Track Fun Run today in Kilcunda was exactly that, heaps of fun. The run aims to raise funds for local clubs and youth development, in memory of Leslie McKay who was a librarian, and English and Literature teacher it the Wonthaggi Secondary College; she was a highly regarded youth mentor, and an advocate and inspiration to many.
Inverloch would have to be Australia's most convenient town for a jazz festival, with three relaxed venues in the centre of town and spread out over 4 days - it's the perfect Jazz vacation. Celebrating it's 25th year in Inverloch this labour day long weekend 9 -12th March, it's shaping up to be a another great event, featuring over forty brilliant bands and acts.
It's always great to see local businesses collaborating. It's amazing what can be achieved with a little teamwork. If you were one of the lucky ones who managed to secure a ticket for the Tamsin's Table / Dirty Three Wines / Events by Kate gathering in Inverloch this January, then you will know exactly what we mean :-)
Want to wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on a glorious surf beach only 300 metres from your front door? Worried that the Victorian holiday home dream is slowly being priced out of your reach? Is it really still possible to own an Inverloch holiday home for under $100,000?
One of the best things about being hired to photograph stunning coastal architecture is meeting the owners who made it all happen. Learning first hand what drove them to create something so special and unique in the first place, the choices they made and what they learned along the way. We're always looking for new design inspiration at Inverloch3996 and shooting one of the founders of Mookah and their personally styled home was an assignment we were really looking forward to as we had a sneaking suspicion there would be some very unique design features. We were not wrong.
The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta is about displaying classic wooden sailing dinghies both on and off the water, many of which were once common but are now becoming rare. By focusing on the beauty of the wood crafting, rigging and history of these boats it is hoped people will appreciate them more fully and participate in their restoration and conservation. Over the Australia Day Weekend the Regatta also highlights aspects of Inverloch’s unique seaside history.
With breathtaking views across Inverloch's Anderson Inlet, great design and multiple entertaining spaces this could be the ultimate coastal escape from the city. Come and take a tour with Inverloch 3996.
Designer Dainy Sawatzky, based right here in Inverloch, has an infectious enthusiasm for all things "dolls". By her own admission she basically never grew up and her love for dolls and sewing never left her. After having children of her own she felt it was a great excuse to get back into it but with a few really important values added - nurturing positive self image and self belief, keeping all products Australian (and ethically) made by creating cloth toys that enhance a child's sense of magic and play.
FEATURING ROSS WILSON, GLENN SHORROCK & WENDY MATTHEWS. In December 2017 Sounds of Summer is set to return to the popular coastal town of Inverloch for another day of family friendly music, local food and wine.
Over the years Inverloch's Community Bank has become an integral part of the Inverloch Landscape - breathing life into facilities and events that without their input wouldn't of existed or happened. We go behind the scenes in this video series and highlight a few local businesses and organisations that have benefited.
With opening night fast approaching, the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is working around the clock to ensure their production of Chicago is a classy, sassy showstopper. From what Inverloch 3996 has seen and heard during rehearsals it's set to be all that and more....! We caught up with Director Karen Milkins-Hendry to gain an insight into the intensive nature of how this iconic Broadway musical has developed from page to stage.
One of the most exciting things to happen in Inverloch so far in 2017 was the opening of The Dirty Three Tasting Rooms in Cashin Street Inverloch. If you've already been you'll know what we mean. If you haven't been yet, then read on - you are in for a special treat....
One of our favourite spots in Inverloch for a coffee and catch up is Green Heart Organics - on a rare quiet moment we had a fabulous cuppa with Mel and asked her to tell us something about Green Heart Organics that we might not know. Let's just say it was an education ;-)
Exciting times this week as the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group's Miss Saigon opens in Wonthaggi tonight - Saturday May 27th @ 7.30pm for a run of 12 shows only. The musical production set in 1970's Saigon during the Vietnam war tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl. We caught up with the extremely talented cast and crew this week to shoot some pre-production images - and were blown away by
Built on the site of the former Red Elk cafe, A'Beckett street's newest addition blends in well with Inverloch's main street, and is now home to a cutting edge dental practice with state of the art facilities. We caught up with the team behind the transformation earlier in the week to welcome them to Inverloch and find out more about the amazing new dental facilities now available to the Inverloch township.
Looking for an amazing weekend away? We've put together the ultimate Inverloch itinerary to ensure you have a spectacular time on your escape to the Victorian Coast and the stunning beach town of Inverloch.
With Valentines Day fast approaching we thought it would be a good time to catch up with our friendly neighbourhood jewellers, Joe & Sarah from Blue Salt at their Inverloch studio, to see what exciting projects they have been working on lately and if they have any insider tips on what makes the perfect Valentine's gift!
You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to become one of them. Here, Matthew Johnson of Matthew Johnson Painting shares his best insider tips and tricks of the trade. Matt has been painting homes for over 18 years in the Bass Coast region and has seen decorating fads and trends come and go, we find out what's important to make sure you don't have a decorating disaster!
Michael Chizzoniti - "Chizza" is a familiar face and something of a local legend in Inverloch & Tarwin Lower and has owned and operated barbershops and salons in the region for the last 20 years. You are guaranteed two things when booking an appointment - a great haircut and great conversation. We caught up with him this week for a trim and some of that famous banter.
Inverloch Sounds of Summer is an inaugural music, food and wine festival that launches this summer on the 28th of December at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve. Festival directors, Kate and Mick Adkins, have lived in the area all their lives, recently making the short move to Inverloch from Leongatha with their three children, Chloe, 16, Charlie 14 and Ruby 12. Today, Inverloch 3996 sits down with them to get the low down on what the festival has to offer.
We've had a blast working with Brad & Caz from Inverloch Quality Meats. It's a great local business that's so much more than a butcher's shop. We took some time between a constant stream of customers to find out a bit more about the couple & their Inverloch business and find out what makes them tick.