If there is one thing we’ve all had a little more time for of late, it is self-care. Some of us have gone all out on health and wellness goodies (guilty) to make up for the fact that we couldn’t go visit our favourite providers over the last few weeks.
But of course, none of that is as good as having a professional tell you exactly what you need, so we were quite happy to hear that Mermaid Central Cosmetic Enhancement Clinic are able to offer cosmetic injectables (anti-wrinkle & dermal fillers) again.
Yes Gold Coasters, as of Tuesday May 5th, the popular local business (which has been open since 2014) is back at it on the advice of the Queensland Health Minister and Mum would probably very much appreciate a gift voucher right about now.
Perhaps you’re thinking the idea of a little ‘cosmetic help’ is overwhelming and confusing and we get it, but at the Cosmetic Enhancement Clinic, Dr Paul Fisser and Dr Angela Suarez are highly qualified to advise on individual needs to create a younger, softer and natural looking appearance plus of course, perform the procedures. See, it’s the perfect gift for Mums who have been stuck inside for weeks.
Not only injectables though, once they’re able, the clinic will be offering some new and exciting treatments like skin needling and PRP vampire facials. Which sound life changing and again, you can get a gift voucher for those to be used as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Now you may know that the Cosmetic Clinic is part of Mermaid Central Medical Clinic, a business founded over 30 years ago and very much ingrained in the local community. They’re open for all your medical needs and services include everything from a free Children’s Immunisation Clinic each Thursday, to Sports Medicine, Skin Checks, Diabetic Management, Mental Health plus Men’s and Women’s Health.
They are a mixed billing practice, meaning they offer both private billing and bulk billing through Medicare but if you’re in need of financial assistance, you’re able to discuss it with your Doctor because the practice wholeheartedly believes in being there for you.
Of course, all necessary precautions are in place regarding infection control for COVID-19 and staff have undertaken recent training. There are drive-in appointments available, where you’re able to be seen in your car or to wait there until it’s your turn to see the Doctor. Not to mention phone and video consultations should that be your preference.
The Medical Clinic is open seven days and services include everything from Pregnancy to Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Men’s and Women’s Health.
Don’t forget, there’s only a few days left to organise the very best gift possible for Mum and we’re fairly sure a gift voucher would do the trick.
Find out more about both Clinics here.
STORY SPONSORED BY MERMAID CENTRAL MEDICAL CLINIC
Does your mum do that thing where when you ask her what she wants for Mother’s Day (slash birthday, Christmas etc.) she says “nothing darling, I’m just happy to spend the day with you”? Cool ma, but no. Just allow us to shower you in gifts that will never be equal to the fact that you birthed us out of your body.
This Mother’s Day (on Sunday May 10th) is particularly special because many of us won’t be able to spend the day with our Mama’s like we usually would. Which means we need to get an even better present.
So, friends. Here’s a list of local businesses we encourage you to peruse for the perfect gift and maybe buy one of everything because she’s worth it.
Fun fact: over the last few weeks we’ve invested in many a linen loungewear item and it has been the greatest iso choice of all. The best part is, they’re good all the time and you should invest in some for Mum. Local brand Moss Living has everything from luxurious linen robes to stunning dresses, playsuits and of course bedding if you want to splash out. It’s all absolutely beautiful so good luck choosing just one thing. Take a look here.
Little Fisher Co.
HANDBAGS. How good are handbags, so versatile, so pretty, so practical. You know who else is keen on handbags? Mums. You know who makes the loveliest of handbags? Little Fisher Co. Specifically of the Moroccan variety. They are the woven kind with leather straps and they come in both backpacks (convenient) and a larger tote style. Perfect for carrying all the things Mother’s do plus as a little carry on bag for when we can fly again. Love these. Here they are.
Flowers are a thing all Mamas love and they’re an absolutely beautiful gift for yours this Mother’s Day. Huckleberry Flowers are a beloved Gold Coast business who create absolutely magical floral bouquets using both fresh and dried flowers. Choose from SO many types including natives, bold and garden or have the girls put together a dried bunch so she can keep them forever. Find Huckleberry online here (they’re also doing delivery) or grab some from Miami store Heartfill.
It’s Coco & Peach
Since there’s still plenty of sunshine on the Coast (and we’re allowed to have picnics again), why not gift Mum the perfect outdoor umbrella. Coco & Peach have a stunning range including yes, Peaches and Cream that we absolutely adore. There are some with sweet little tassels and some without but all of them are so delightful and definitely the kind of thing you can “borrow” for the day when Mum’s not using it. Find your favourite here.
If locally made ceramics haven’t changed your life yet, allow us to drain your wallet quick smart. One such brand of absolute ceramic gold is Grit Ceramics who create the prettiest of plates, keep cups, bowls etc. in all your favourite Autumn hues (think navy, grey and turquoise). The brand draws its name from the properties of the word grit which means particles of stone or sand, courage and passion for long-term goals. That floats our boat and probably your Mum’s too. Fill up your cart here.
Comfort and Calm
Oh the classic candle. What woman in the world doesn’t already have 57 in her house and a need for many, many more? Comfort and Calm boast a beautiful range of handcrafted candles in scents like Island Living (yes please) and Zest for Life (double yes please). Best. Gift. Ever. They also make the ceramics too, so add a few for Mum why don’t you. Sniff them out here.
Cedar and Stone Botanicals
This is one Gold Coast brand who have become a household name and for good reason. Their earth conscious, organic skincare are divine and the perfect gift for the one you love most. With everything from moisturiser to body oil, essential oils, exfoliant and even handwash, they’ve got Mum covered this Mother’s Day. There are lots of delicious flavours to choose from and we’re pretty sure every single one is worth owning. Wait, buying for Mum. Both. Get every single thing here.
The Beige Studio
Locally created art is our favourite kind of art and we particularly love that of The Beige Studio. Purchase a colour-filled print to adorn Mum’s wall and we guarantee you’ll get plenty of brownie points for these ones guys. Choose to have a commissioned piece done or a print from the online store and either way, you’ll be bringing a smile to the face of everyone involved. Choose your favourite here.
Chocolate. Obviously. But not just any old chocolate, the very best kind. Little Cocoa are the creators of artisan chocolate pralines and let us tell you, they are the goods. Now for Mum you can get a special Mother’s Day box featuring a touch (hand painted) of leopard print plus a little rose gold bling to keep things fancy. There are three tasty types in the box including Espresso Martini, Macadamia Ganache and Passionfruit and White Chocolate and you should probably grab a box for yourself while you’re at it. Get them here.
Happy shopping favourite children, you are welcome.
Words by Kirra Smith
Alright Gold Coasters, it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday the 10th of May so you’ve still got some time to get Mum something special (and local).
Like a hamper filled with a variety of goodies for Mum to devour (and you might even get some too).
Without further adieu, here are the hampers we think you should absolutely grab for your precious Mama this Mother’s Day.
Oh the beloved Broady bunch have put together something special for Mama’s this weekend. Yes, it’s a Mother’s Day box filled with absolutely delicious sweet and savoury treats. There are four to choose from including boozy boxes for two (with everything you need to make MIMOSAS, pretty much a Sunday staple) and some larger family boxes to share around. There’s even a choice of delightful fresh or dried flowers making these so very perfect for Mum. From $69. Get yours here.
The North Room
The lovely team at Mermaids’ The North Room have put together a five-star breakfast hamper that Mum will absolutely adore. It will be filled with spelt and fennel seed bagels, house-cured and smoked bacon and salmon, house pickles, chutney, cream cheese, spinach and tomatoes, marinated mushrooms and free range eggs. All the best things. Drop one off for Mum to enjoy in bed. From $45 each. Order here.
Bam Bam Bakehouse
Fancy a pastry box filled with some of the best sweet treats in town? Yes please. You’ll get brownie points galore if you drop this one on Mum’s doorstep. It’s filled with five exceptional pastries by the Bam Bam team including the Strawberry Breton Tart and Ruby Chocolate Éclair. Maybe swipe one for yourself then it’s a happy day for everyone. Lovely. They’re $39. Order one here.
It’s booze and cheese for the win with a Mother’s Day box from Miami Marketta. They’ve put together something so good Mum might not believe her eyes. It’s called the Pink French Mama Box and it’s got four Pink French cocktails, a bottle of French Burgundy sparkling, a selection of yummy cheeses, two types of olives, some fancy soap and a bottle of Drift Essential Oil Room spray. How nice. These are $110. Order one for you and one for Mum here.
Pamper Packs are what’s up at Paddock Bakery this Mother’s Day and they are packed with goodies. From $18, the first pack has house woodfired muesli, housemade raspberry jam, mini woodfired sourdough, Single O Coffee and a banksia aroma diffuser with an essential oil. There are two more packs to choose from and each adds more lovely things to the mix. Choose your own adventure here.
The Pastry Emporium
Less of a hamper/box and more of an incredibly mind-blowing cake, The Pastry Emporium has done it again with this masterpiece. It’s got dark mousse, raspberry jelly, a vanilla cremeux layer, flowerless chocolate sponge, glaze and decorations. It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. If you’ve sampled anything from The Pastry Emporium previously, you’ll know that they’re some of the absolute best out there when it comes to French pastries and this one is no exception. Here they are.