Hills Art Market

Open – Air  Artist’s  Market

An exhibition space for Art & Music of the Hills and surrounding regions and a place where visitors can wander through a world of imagination, artists of every kind & discover the variety of skills and techniques within The Hills.

Soul Stories will be taking part in the inaugural Hills Art Market, opens in Emerald on
Saturday 11th February 2017
in the Dandenong Ranges and will be continuing every month on the 2nd Saturday.

Under the Tall trees you will find a unique open-air Artists Market,  a visual and musical feast for the community and it’s visitors, where Artist’s can showcase and sell their artwork to a broad audience visiting the Dandenong Ranges.

Visitors can wander through a world of artistic imagination, discovering the variety of skills and techniques and musicians of the local regions. The creative kids -interactive forest of dreams will entertain the small imaginations. Giving them an opportunity to paint, play, make sculptures from all sorts of materials, be apart of the installation and explore their own creativity, while you are enjoying the beauty of the tall gum-trees,  great coffee & Chai from the Woodfolk caravan, and good food that the Emerald village has to offer;  bring your fish’n’chips down to the grass and enjoy the music of Roderick McLeod and Zac Saber.

The Next Hills Art Market will be:

Date & Time
Sat. 9 December 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEDT

The Emerald Puffing Billy Station
1 Memorial Avenue
Emerald, VIC 3782

Soul Stories will definitely be back for September, so if you missed out last time,
be sure to come and play, whether you’re ages 6years old or 60 years old,
especially whilst this gorgeous weather is still with us…

Much light and love, tams x

Sea Shepherd Melbourne’s Stand Fast Festival 2017

What more can i say!??!?! Soul Stories is BEYOND stoked to be a small part of this incredible event!!!! Come and be a part of Sea Shepherd Melbourne’s annual fundraiser this year: This year is going to be our BIGGEST one and not to be missed – the day will be a feast of music, vegan food, market stalls, raffles, a silent auction, competitions, kids rides and activities, ship tours of our flagship the Steve Irwin, educational talks, workshops and demonstrations and loads more.

Attending this very special event will be M/Y Bob Barker Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Sea Shepherd Australia Managing Director Jeff Hansen and Captain Alex Cornelissen, the CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. Our event will be MCed by the one and only The Doctor, AKA Lindsay McDougall!!
All money raised from this event goes towards Sea Shepherd’s future conservation campaigns to continue our efforts defending the world’s oceans and marine life.

Tickets available HERE

Date & Time
Sat. 23 September 2017
1:00 am – 7:00 pm AEDT

Sea Shepard Melbourne
2 Ann Street
Williamstown, VIC, 3016

Featuring music by:
Caravãna Sun
Ella Hooper
The Getaway Plan
Drown This City
The Sea Gypsies
Jack The Fox
Rival Fire
8Foot Felix
Rigidy Rourke & The Love Dogs
The Playbook
The Bean Project

Food stalls:
Woking Amazing
Babou Juice – squeeze life to the full
Von’s Vegan Bake House
Good Brew Kombucha
Mango Licks
Jerry’s Vegiburgers
Soy Division
The Chocolate Yogi
Cavalier Brewing
Chelle’s Soulfoods
Taitas falafels
Richie’s California Style Fresh Salsa
Pookie May Coffee
The Pham Sisters-Vietnamese Vegan Foodstall
Curry Up Now Food Trailer
Brew Sisters
The Crepe Collective
Dolly’s Coffee
Dolly’s Sister

Market stalls:
Chelsea Kilikidis makeup
Light & Glo. Designs
Vegan Wares
Pura Veda by The Living Pantry
Kustom Koncepts Airbrush Art
Scarlett Vegan Bags
Earth Healing Therapies
Bella Belle Nail Couture
Puri- Pure Use of Raw Ingredients
Melbourne Pig Save
Melbourne Chicken Save
Melbourne Cow Save
Melbourne Sheep Save
Animal Liberation Victoria
Soul Stories
Soi Dog Australia
Thrillhouse Arcade
Melbourne Hunt Saboteurs
Victorian Lamb Rescue
Animal Justice Party
Beagle Freedom Australia
Dr Bronner
AVS organic foods

“For the Oceans”






Preview for Perla ~ Transit Dance

Just by helping one soul, you may not be changing the world in leaps and bounds, the way wished you dreamed you could be – but for that one soul, you have changed their entire universe…

May Soul Stories be a part of that change – to help, heal and inspire that ‘one soul’ at a time…
Gathering up a few special creations to be a part of a silent auction for Transits Dance incredible event to help bring that one soul called Perla, a little closer to her dreams…
If you feel a little bit lost and not sure how to help yourself at times, then they are moments to stretch out and help someone else..

Who is your someone out there? Much love and light xx t


“The pains I go through everyday is not remembered anytime I step onto my world of ballet…
please do not let my dream die.”
– Perla Anthony

Perla is a passionate seventeen year old dancer from Nigeria, Africa, who is fighting for her dreams amongst the hardship of poverty. Her ambition is to become a ballet teacher and share her passion for dance with other young Nigerians, however, with no organised Ballet schools in her community, her road to success will require a fairly unique pathway.

Josephine Woodberry, director of Brunswick School of Dance, is determined to assist Perla in her pursuit. She has been offering filmed ballet lessons while funding Perla’s return to secondary school, and has also launched a ‘go fund me’ page to raise enough money to bring Perla to Melbourne, Australia. Once in Melbourne Perla will undertake a Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management, as well as regular Ballet training at Brunswick School of Dance.

The students currently completing the Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at Transit Dance are presenting a special preview performance to assist with the fundraising to bring Perla to Melbourne.

On Wednesday the 20th of September, Transit Dance will present two performances of Motion Gallery (performed by first year contemporary students) and one performance of Neon Dreams (performed by the first year performing arts students).
You can read all about these shows here.

Date & Time
Wed. 20 September 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEDT

Transit Dance Studios
10 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, VIC 3031

All proceeds from tickets sold for this preview event will go directly to Perla’s Go Fund Me page (https://www.gofundme.com/ballet-teacher-for-african-children), which has been set up to raise the much needed funds associated with bringing Perla to Melbourne.

If you would like to support this worthy cause, whilst also enjoying a night of quality dance, please click HERE to purchase tickets!

With our help, Perla could be on her way to fulfilling her dreams of sharing the gift of Ballet to many.



CPC Psychic & Wellbeing Expo, Canberra 2017

Very excited to be road tripping up to Canberra again – for the same event as last year, run by the same beautiful organizers, Nell & Christian. I also plan to make the most of this trip by calling into a handful of boutiques/stores that have Soul Stories in their space on consignment – just to check on how everything is going and if they would like to be product to be restocked, rotated or removed, hehe… Fingers crossed for the first option.

And fingers crossed again that the brand new ~ i dream of jeanne ~ series 3 totes will be well and truly ready by then!!!! Much love and light, tx



Canberra Psychic Centre (CPC) is the home of 2 internationally renowned, astoundingly accurate Psychic Mediums, Christian Adams and Nell Archer. Together they have created this sacred place as the home for their readings, healings, classes and workshops. Canberra Psychic Center are proud to present 3 Psychic & Wellbeing Expos throughout the year. Explore a venue near you for details and we look forward to seeing you there!


Canberra Psychic Expo 2017 Details

Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th August 2017

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Venue: Coorong Pavilion, EPIC, Mitchell  ACT

Entry: $15 one-day or $30 for 3-day pass.

 Tickets at the door                               

*Kids under 12 free with accompanying adult   


Beyond THE STIGMA Gala 2017

Beyond Blue’s vision is that
everyone achieves their best possible mental health

While Beyond Blue’s primary focus is on the needs of people affected by depressionanxiety and suicide, we also believe that a better understanding of what we mean by mental health and how to achieve it will help everyone in Australia reach their full potential. This will also contribute to the prevention of mental health conditions, and support people who have experienced these conditions to get as well as they can and lead full and contributing lives.

Having social connections, good personal relationships and being part of a community are vital to maintaining good mental health and contribute to people’s recovery, should they become unwell.
However, if you feel that you may be affected by depression or anxiety remember they are treatable conditions and effective treatments are available. The earlier you seek support, the better.

** I’m happy to announce that Soul Stories will be returning this year to be a small part of this incredible fundraising event. With an open heart, Soul Stories will be offering a beautiful selection of creations to be a part of their inspiring auction night. As aways, l wish them so much love and success on their inspiring night.  xt

Beyond Blue Fundraiser Event


You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of fun as well as raising awareness for mental health and suicide.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to beyondblue and to the support services they provide which is available to all Australians no matter where they are.

Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Over 3 million Australians are living with Depression or Anxiety. Eight Australians every day take their own life.

Join us in raising awareness for mental health and suicide and let us work together to get rid of the stigma associated with mental illness.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

The evening will include:
– 3 course meal
– Entry to door prize
– Comedian Gabriel Rossi
– King of Pop Show (Michael Jackson Tribute Artist)
– Silent Auction
– Raffles
– Stalls

There will be a cash bar available for those who have purchased an Adult ticket without the drinks package or for children (to purchase soft drink and juice).

For information on sponsorship packages available or if you would like to donate an item to the silent auction or raffles, please click here for more information.

If you cannot make it on the night and you would like to support this fundraiser, you can donate here. Keep up to date with all the exciting event details here.

Tickets cost $60-$85 per person depending on when you buy them.
For more info or to buy tickets click here

Time:  6.30pm – 12am
When: August 18th 2017
Where: The Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Victoria, 3105
Parking: Available

Thank you to all the businesses and generous people supporting my fundraising efforts,
it truly means a lot. Please share this event and invite your friends, colleagues and family.
We look forward to seeing you all on the night.



Intimo Runway For India ~ 2017

Sorry this is so LAST Minute dot com, but Soul Stories is definitely jumping on board this special Event.
Any locals out there with nothing planned this Friday night – pretty please check out below for a lovely night out and you will also be helping out a special soul climb a little closer to what we often take for granted ~ health… xt


Fundraiser for India
Come along for an awesome night out!!
Generous Brooke Barbour is co-hosting a fundraiser/ladies night at the Criterion Hotel in Sale this Friday to help raise funds for a very sick young lady, India and her Mum.
Silent Auction, amazing raffle prizes, live entertainment from Rachel Lee Jameson and all of the latest Intimo Collections will be they will be showcased on the runway!!
A seriously fantastic night is planned, so all Dad’s on kid duty or grab yourself a sitter for the kids and bring some girlfriends along!

Tickets need to be pre-purchased for catering purposes
so please click on the following link HERE


The Make It Collective ~ Shop & Maker Space

Our mission is to celebrate unique and handcrafted goods with a focus on locally-sourced, organic and sustainable goods. But more than that, The Make It Collective is about celebrating the vibrant and diverse makers, designers’ and artists of Australia.

The Make It Collective is an Australian community of artisans, designers and independent creatives who have come together to share their goods with lovers of handmade.

General Information
The Make It Collective is an Australian community of artisans, designers and independent creatives who have come together to share their goods with lovers of handmade.

We run The Make It Market on the fourth Sunday of the month at @welcome to Thornbury. 520 High St Northcote.

We love featuring Aussie makers in our Directory. Get involved here

Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to find out where our next Pop up shop will be.

Australian made products

264 High St Northcote
Northcote, Victoria, Australia

International Bereaved Mother’s Day ~ High Tea 2017

Once again Soul Stories is more than happy to be a tiny part of this wonderful event ~ International Bereaved Mother’s Day High Tea. If l can help out in anyway regarding any kind of ‘loss’ or stories around ‘mum’s’, then l will be one of the first to raise my hand.

Please take a moment to read a little more about Karen Jeffersons special day coming up. l’m extremely inspired by wonderful souls who have dedicated their lives to helping others live their life through/with grief… Much love, t x

“The loss of a baby is rarely discussed, yet many people are touched by the tragedy of infant death. Every year.  One in four pregnancies end in a loss. With the  daily safe arrival of babies, being cradled in their parents arms, there will be six babies each day born perfect yet still, across Australia). Not to mention the consideration that an end of pregnancy happens each 15 minute in this country and are reported at over 3000+ per year.

As part of the support and being a member of this community, I am planing  this years Bereaved Mothers Day High Tea.  This event is for mothers who have lost babies to come together and celebrate mother’s day by supporting each other, sharing their stories and celebrating the fact that they are mothers despite not having their children with them.

It will be held in at the Quaterdeck Kitchen and Bar. There will be lucky door, raffle draws and a major prize draw on the day. Would you be in a position again this year to offer a voucher or product for the special bereaved Mum’s gift table?

I look forward to hearing from you and welcome your confirmation of support and further questions, regarding this event and the supports offered here in SE Queensland, when a pregnancy ends and or a baby(s) die. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I would love to hear from you. Warm wishes Karen Jefferson – The Grief Practitioner”

Bereaved Mother’s Day High Tea
Time:  11am-3pm
When: Sunday, May 1st 2016
Where: 76-84 Waterway Drive, Coomera, QLD, 4209

In record time, the 2017 IBMD Event Ticket Sales have now closed…




Kenya & Uganda orphan building project

The grand news is that ‘The Place Hotel’ in South Melbourne is having its 4th birthday on Saturday the 8th  of April and has asked the fab crew from ‘Northside Projects’ (aka Blender Lane Artist gang) to supply a Pop Up Market for their event. Only a few stall holders have been hand selected and Soul Stories is one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately l have already committed to another event on this day, but thats not to say l can still donate some goodies to help fundraise for their wonderful cause.

100% of the fund raising is going towards Gee Manofdarkness (George) & Nic (Nicole) who are volunteering in Uganda and Kenya on May 6th for about 4 weeks. They will be flying across with OrphFund a well run, ethical, Melbourne based charity that have been managing such projects since 2006. They have helped fund school, homes, water wells and so may more good deeds listed on their website.  www.orphfund.org .The project involves revitalising previous project infrastructure and spending time with the children and coming up with great ideas to make their lives better. If funds are available they will also be looking to extend some dormitories in Karasundara, one of main projects.

As volunteers, Nic & Gee are asked to set a goal of $2000 to be apart of the project that support kids in these remote communities.
Every $1 counts. Click HERE to learn more…

Sat. 8 April 2017
2 pm – 6 pm AEDT

The Place Hotel
505 City Road
Sth Melbs, VIC 3205


“Dondoks” ~ a Franco-Mexican-Brasilian Shoebrand

When you’re feeling stuck, feeling overwhelmed and getting no where closer to your dreams, goals and visions – thats where you give EVEN MORE… but not to yourself. Thats when you change your focus and choose someone else…

Soul Stories is super proud of these two dancer friends of mine (whom l used to dance with at the Lido) Carmen Cerrillo Corbin and Charlotte Janaïna Calixte – taking their dancing artistry to the next level and creating bigger and better things.

Please, please, please take a little look at their Kickstarter idea, “Dondoks” ~ a Franco-Mexican-Brasilian Shoebrand and the beautiful story of two friends who met through their common passion for dancing.

Feeling so much to love to help out two inspiring souls stretch out a little closer to their dreams. Sure it may only be in a little way – but lots of little ways pieced together = one BIG way!
Happy sunny hump day – how are you helping someone else reach a little closer to their dreams?
Much love, xt

The idea of Dondoks sandals was first brainstormed back in 2015 as our co-founder Carmen Cerrillo was travelling to Spain. She was looking for a pair of nice colorful sandals, but she couldn’t find anything she liked. She thought how nice it would be to have a pair of cute, comfortable and stylish sandals for summer. After returning to Paris, she shared the idea with her best friend Charlotte who had just graduated from a renowned Parisian fashion school. Together they realized it was time to create a product that would combine high quality materials with beautiful and feminine designs. Fast forward two years, and they are proud to announce the launch of Dondoks. 


“We have been working on this project for almost two years now, and it took us a long time to find the right manufacturer who would understand exactly what we had in mind and who would be willing to work with a young brand. As a matter of fact, we were looking for a traditional and handmade “savoir-faire”. We knew that in Europe, France and Italy are well-know in the shoe industry for luxury handmade products, but we had also heard that Brazil’s history in high-quality shoe production could be the perfect solution for two girls coming from Latin America.“

Want to learn more? Click below:

Mothers Day Gift Card & Fundraise for Kenya and Uganda

As a special tribute to my beautiful mum who was ALWAYS helping someone whenever she could ~ up until Mothers Day, May 14th,
50 cents from every ‘Hear, See & Feel’ gift card sold will be donated to Gee Manofdarkness (George) & Nix (Nicole) who are volunteering in Uganda and Kenya on May 6th for about 4 weeks. They will be flying across with OrphFund a well run, ethical, Melbourne based charity that have been managing such projects since 2006.

They have helped fund school, homes, water wells and so may more good deeds listed on their website.  www.orphfund.org
Gee Manofdarkness & Nix have set a goal of $2000 and of all funds raised, 100% of it will go directly to the programme that support kids
in these remote communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1649204105381716/


l know that l should say
‘l love you mum’ more often
~ so today you will hear it from my mouth,
see it within my words
& feel it from my heart… © March 8 .17

‘Hear, See & Feel’

Click HERE to preorder your special Mothers Day card:

All Soul Stories gift cards are developed on lush 100% recycled Keaykolour moon paper (poussière de lune) 250gsm.
Along with matching envelope… $6.50 aud
Funky Packaging: 100% hand made & recycled materials.

There will also be a special Fundraising Market ~ April 8th, down in Melbourne ~ created to help fundraise for the same programme. More on that down the track. Thanks for all of your amazing support, much love and light, tx