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Avoiding the "winter blues"

As the longest day of the year is quickly approaching, we often get a royal case of the winter blues. But, today we found a shop, new to Windsor that lifted our spirits with beautiful items crafted by Peruvian artists. At Nine50, a petite shop on George Street (near WestPac Bank), we found gorgeous items. Jewellery of 95% silver (hence the name of the shop) which  has a brighter silver luster and a range of colourful alpaca accessories for winter --  all imported from Peru.

Owner, Lee-Ann Kelly has an eye for skin-tone and chose a piece that brought out the best in us when our summer tan has long ago faded!  Suddenly winter didn't seem quite so dull!
Stop by when you have time for a chat with Lee-Ann as her story (and travels to Peru) is fascinating. How she found her artists and discovered her business is amazing. She continues to ethically export products made by Peruvian artists who on  micro loans get their businesses on the road to success.

Artists & Art

The Macquarie Towns Orchestra Concert is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the joys of musical instruments.  The instrumentalists of the group are of all ages, from teen-agers to grandmums and grandpas and play they do! Sunday 20June is the day at the St Mathews Anglican Church. The admission fee for children is only $6.  One note: be prepared that the pews are not for the "weak of back". Our ancestors of 1800 intended for church goers to stay awake. Call 0407 711 016 for details.

     Earlier this month, we met up again with artisan, Alicia Goldstien at her Sassafras Creek exhibition in Kurrajong Village. Her recycled "jewellery by a farmer's daughter" is a delight. Colourful vintage materials are the tools of Alicia and she produces charming wearable art. We indulged and purchased a delicate piece made from an antique hand fan, a button and an smokey coloured chain.  Perfect for a summer dress and sandals. Alicia, herself, is a charmer -- a great laugh and sense of humour and a love for old wares. You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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