Making Mother’s Day Great at Greythorn Central

Welcome to all the best you can get for mum at Greythorn Central this May. Greythorn Central has everything you can think of in a nice package of more than 75 shops and businesses to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

From a relaxing breakfast or brunch, to lunch, to dinner, why not spoil mum with an international selection of choices for a Mother’s Day family get-together.

For brunch and lunch options try Travelling Bandit Cafe, Jolly Miller Café, Romeos Café, Kunyit or Red Lantern Chinese restaurants, Nakanaka Japanese Restaurant, or Dunyazad middle eastern restaurant.

Of course there’s also lots of great take home options such as the aromatic recipes cooked fresh daily from Chef in a Box, or grab Subway, or some freshly prepared sushi from the Sushi Café, gourmet pies from Greythorn Sandwich Café, pizza from Pizza Eats or Stone Guru, deliciously succulent charcoal chickens from Harry’s, burgers from Bite Me, souvlaki from The Greekery and for the super healthy mum, pop into Saffron Cup and grab loads of fruit and nuts for a fruitful Mother’s Day.

For gift ideas how about new glasses from Boroondara Eye Care or Peter Ho Optometry, a wonderful selection of beauty and pretty gifts from Amcal Pharmacy or My Favourite Gifts @ Greythorn, or the beautiful pre-loved joys at Yours, Now Mine Op Shop. Beacon Lighting will sure have something to light up your mum’s life. What about a room make over for one of your mum’s favourite rooms in the house – try Decorator Curtains & Blinds.

The Mobility Store has so much to explore that will surprise you for a present you may not have thought of … like for instance a grip jar opener for those really hard to open jars – a must in every mum’s kitchen.

For beauty offerings, try a head to toes beauty package from Instyle Hair and Nails, hair gift vouchers from Designer Hair Studios, Bel Air Hair Design, Hair by Hardeep, Salon Embee or Wardika Concept Salon and Spa.

For well-being, Greythorn Central offers massages and beauty treatments at Bare Bella Beauty, Elite Myotherapy, Gate Health and Wellbeing and Queen Brows.

For an act of service gift, why not do the shopping for mum at Foodworks or Aldi, drop off and pick up the drycleaning at Greythorn Drycleaners, do the fruit, vegie, bread and meat shopping at Viva La Fruit, Greythorn Bread & Cake Kitchen and Chef in a Box which are all located very close to each other.

Fashion is always a favourite gift destination for Mother’s Day – so check our Roxanne’s Fashions, Dobsons, Second Thoughts and Comfort Feet for shoes.

The active mum is definitely catered for at Greythorn – how about gift vouchers from Evolution Fitness, Inspire Fitness for Well-being and KX Pilates.

And lastly, but really ideas are limitless at Greythorn Central … how about personalised business cards for your mum? Go to Top Digital and have your design printed so mum can dish out her own business card and not have to delve in her handbag for a piece of paper and pen or text her details – oh so stylish with a business card.

Whatever your mum loves … you’ll love Greythorn Central and all its offerings for Mother’s Day.

 Special Mother’s Day lingerie workshop at KX Pilates

Hello Ladies … tired of your ill-fitting bras, well come and join the free bra-fitting workshop KX Pilates Balwyn studio on Saturday 11 May from 8.30am-midday.

Suzy from Intimo Lingerie will be at KX Pilates offering a free bra fitting workshop.

Every lady will receive a private 15 minute fitting sesson with the Intimo consultant.

There will also be stunning range of Intimo lingerie available to purchase on the day.

Feel & Look Good Every Day so make sure you make a booking as spots are limited.

For more details and bookings email or phone: 03 9816 4777.

You will find KX Pilates at Level 1, 296 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North.

Clothing for all seasons at Yours, Now Mine Op Shop

Yours, Now Mine Op Shop at 321 Doncaster Road knows has something for all seasons this May. They know how to warm your heart and soul this winter with their new winter stock now out on display for Melbournians feeling the cold. Meanwhile, those escaping to warmer climes are also looked after with plenty of clothing choices to enjoy the northern summer and northern Australian destinations. Come and shop for clothes, shoes and bags – you will find something for every age and every season.

Laying it bare for mum at Bare Bella Beauty

Hey Papa Bear and Baby Bears wondering what to get Mama Bear for Mother’s Day? Look what Bare Bella Beauty at Level 1, Suite 3A, 291 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North have on offer to make shopping for Mama Bear super easy this month.

Spoil Mama Bear with a number of wonderful facial and skin treatments including:

The Mama Bear Vitamin C 45 minute facial hand massage and 30 minutes foot and calf massage for $99.

The My Bestie 60 minute Skinstitut facial head massage, eyebrow wax, foot massage and a take homemproduct for $149.

The Mum Knows Best Skinstitut ageless peel, 20 minute face massage, Skinstitut retinol product, eyelash tint and hand massage for $159.

The I Love you Ma Aha enzyme peel and half hour massage for $69.

The Sending you Love Mum Skinstitut 60 min facial head massage, half leg wax, eyelash tint and hand massage for $99.

The Mummin Ain’t Easy half leg wax, eyebrow shape, bikini wax and eyelash tint for $85.

For more information phone Mary Matthews on: 0425 765 971

Yours, Now Mine celebrates 20 years of service

Twenty years ago three dedicated women wanting to make a difference to their community started the Yours, Now Mine Op Shop at Greythorn.

1999 was the International Year of the Senior Citizen. Betty Pase, Elvira D’Adam and Anna Fratta proposed the idea to set up an Opportunity Shop to raise money for elderly Italians residing at two Aged Care facilities, San Carlo’s Aged Care, South Morang and St Francis of Assisi at Rosanna.

The idea of an op shop was readily accepted by The Scalabrini Fathers who at that time were charged with the management of both facilities.  The pastoral carer at that time was Padre Emilio Vaccaro.  The op shop is now managed by the  Board of San Carlo homes for the Aged in South Morang.

The journey to set up the op shop was handsomely supported with a generous donation from Mr Carlo Travaglini, of Alepat Taylor of Preston. The funds allowed for a lease to be taken out on the premises at 321 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn on 20 May 1999.

Twenty years on the op shop has grown to serve the local area with numerous well-loved goods and supports aged Italians in care at San Carlo Homes for the Aged, South Morang.

The shop is run by a very dedicated group of up to 40 volunteers working different rosters. All money raised is channelled directly into providing services and new facilities for the San Carlo homes residents. Of the 40 volunteers, 19 are the original volunteers who started at the shop 20 years ago.