Freshen up your home’s interior with new bench tops
Newgrove is Geelong’s only fabricator of Corian, a product that looks rich and luxurious at a fraction of the cost of stone.
Corian is giving new life to kitchens, home offices and bathrooms around Geelong and is popular with builders.
Local businesses are also choosing Newgrove, with the company installing new countertops at The Edge, Gold Diggers Arms, The Piano Bar and Sawyers Arms Tavern.
Visit newgrovebenchtops.com.au and Newgrove’s showroom at 68 Leather Street, Breakwater to see what they can do for you.
Go Mexican at Senor Manny’s Cantina
Enjoy a lively, ambient atmosphere with music and colourful furnishings at Senor Manny’s.
The restaurant’s owners have passionately replicated favourite cantinas which they visited on their Mexican holidays.
Their dishes include Mexican ribs, chilli con carne, and a variety of soft tacos, nachos and salads.
The restaurant also sells Mexican items and memorabilia, and live acoustic music adds even more atmosphere to their Sunday lunches.
Senor Manny’s is at shop 2A, 48-50 The Centreway, Lara, phone 5282 8960.
Make a statement this season with a new hairdo
Get a new look in spring with Salon Meraki Colour Specialists at 77 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights.
The salon specialises in colour, cutting and styling by Pureology, and offers L’Oreal-certified colouring specialists.
Permanent and semi-permanent colour options are available as well as ammonia-free treatments.
Blow waves and curling are also available, along with a variety of products including paraben and sulphate-free vegan shampoos and conditioners.
Meraki Salon offer haircuts for men, women and children. Phone 5298 3465 or visit salonmeraki.com.au or facebook.com/salonmerakics.
See Amanda Hyatt’s art at Seaview Gallery
Seaview Gallery takes a look the world through Amanda Hyatt’s water-colour mastery this October.
Amanda’s Alla Prima style has seen her paint across the world from South Carolina to India for the past 30 years.
Her latest exhibition features works depicting her travels including cafe scenes, seaside villages, Venice canals, rural countryside and more.
Seaview has also introduced three new artists: Denise Walker, Jacqueline Fowler and Fred Thompson.
Visit Seaview Gallery between 10.30am and 5pm each day at 86 Hesse Street, Queenscliff..
Shape up with Body Conquest
Personal trainer Ingrid Barclay’s has developed a new program to help clients overcome dietary issues.
The Body Conquest director says Reinvent Yourself is a “next-generation fat-burning and muscle-building program”.
The program’s structured yet flexible, with an emphasis on getting the mental aspect right to achieve training goals.
“It’s all about making proper eating a habit,” Ingrid explains.
She promises that Reinvent Yourself will be a “revelation” to anyone who’s struggled to get the most out of their efforts at redefining their physique.
Style up household windows
Carl Paolini’s Australian Window Fashions is the local business to visit for great upgrade ideas ahead of summer.
Carl’s been in the industry since the ’70s, so he’s one of the region’s leading experts on the various styles and designs of window fashions.
Now with technology ever more part of the equation, Australian Window Fashions can show clients how to adapt useful accessories such as roller blind motors.
Carl invites prospective clients to visit his showroom on Pakington Street, Newtown, to discuss their needs and access his expertise.
Inspect Penangk Aboriginal Art Gallery
Indigenous painter Raymond Penangk and wife Naomi Walters have combined to create this stunning new addition to Geelong’s arts scene.
Raymond and his wife Naomi moved to Geelong three years ago for their daughter’s schooling before opening the galley.
Penangk Aboriginal Art Gallery specialises in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works for modern interiors.
Penangk Aboriginal Art Gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday, at Shop 3/112 Pakington Street, Geelong West. Visit online at penangk.com
Book in at Parkwood Motel
Parkwood Motel and Apartments is offering GC readers a special offer: book direct with the motel and receive 10 per cent off.
Recent upgrades to the motel include new seating areas outside the rooms and now also a newly renovated two bedroom apartment.
A free continental breakfast for each guest is included daily and early check-in and later 11am check-outs are available upon request.
Parkwood Motel and Apartments is at 8 Lilly Street, North Geelong, phone 5278 5477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org