Jul 18, 2022

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We are very glad to be featured on Inside Gold Coast. Here’s an article by Bianca Trathen.

As women, we love it here at Inside Gold Coast when we hear about events exclusively for our chromosome. However is it just us, or is everything aimed at networking, leadership, entrepreneurship, wellness, boss babes in various industries, chicks who love arty farty stuff, chicks who love wine…and the list goes on. What’s wrong with this you ask? Absolutely nothing (especially the wine one) – if you’re born after 1977 that is.

There is an undeniable trend towards events favouring the millennial market, leaving anyone over 45 feeling as though they’re past their ‘best before’ date. Until now! Buckle up ladies, the visionary Annie Millar is bringing the first instalment of her hugely successful pro-age event series, Women in Bloom, to our ‘hood on Friday 12th of August.

Set to be an engaging, energising and enlightening affair, it’s one of the hottest tickets in town and sorry not sorry Gen Y’s and Z’s – you’re sitting this one out! Hosted at RACV Royal Pines Resort, the first GC Women in Bloom event promises a fun-filled day all about you. Like a trip to the day spa, immerse yourself in a beautiful, safe space where educational and inspirational people and stories will feed your mind, body and soul.

You’ll engage in enlightening convo with our country’s best authorities in health, beauty, style, finance and mindfulness, while you tuck into a delicious lunch with a tribe of like-minded new friends. It’s the ultimate vibe-with-your-tribe, well, vibe, and will leave you feeling excited about your ‘second act’, set to be your biggest and best yet. Mic drop!

The events are a unique chance for the over 45 women of today to revaluate life and embrace their unique wants and desires. You’ll learn that it’s your turn to feel relevant, reinvigorated and supported as you connect with others experiencing the same struggles and joys, and seeking answers to the same questions. This is not the time to fade away and activate wallflower mode, or banish goals and passions to the ‘I’ve missed the boat’ box. To the contrary, it’s the dawn of a new day where you can be unapologetically you, and tap into all that good stuff bubbling away beneath the surface. With support, a lil guidance, a few nudges and the right intel, you’ll realise it’s your time to shine – and that this ‘vintage’ is when the fun really starts.

Creator of this empowering forum, Annie Millar, is the embodiment of the ‘post-45-is-the-new-black’ movement. Currently the Beauty and Lifestyle Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, this incredibly accomplished yet entirely relatable powerhouse is pure #goals.

She is passionate about creating a relaxed and inspiring space for connection and education that is informative yet informal. Gently guiding women down this path of self-rediscovery, her mission is to teach us that it’s never too late to become the best version of ourselves. And amen to that!

So local ladies, if you think it’s the norm to let go of your hopes and dreams once you hit a certain age, repeat after us; “nobody puts Baby in a corner” (especially not when she’s over 45!). Women in Bloom will help you ditch those fears and preconceived ideas about this incredibly liberating time of your life. Celebrate your new prime, which brings us to our parting words and we’re pretty excited because we love a good grape juice reference – and this is perhaps the most fitting application yet. A woman at mid-life is like a fine wine; mature, well-balanced, desired and full of flavour – and she really does get better with age. So come join your fellow Women in Bloom and learn how to fill your cup again…and for once this isn’t a metaphor for pouring another vino.

Tickets start at $99 and are available now here.

Where: Royal Ponciana Room, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa
When: 10am – 3pm Friday 12 August

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