Drumroll..Drift House competition winner

Posted on October 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Drumroll..Drift House competition winner

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The award winning Drift House in Gipps St, Port Fairy, which has taken local accommodation to another level since opening in Dec 2013. Image: Drift House.

How thrilling to be able to announce the winner of our special, subscriber-only competition of one night at the award-winning, luxury accommodation Drift House, Port Fairy.

Owners John Watkinson and Colleen Guiney came up with the wonderful idea of asking our subscribers to suggest a locally made item that could be added to the very special Maxi Bar offered at the Drift House.

The item had to, preferably, fit three criteria:

  1. enhance the experience of staying at Drift House by offering something special
  2. promote the broader, south-west region and…
  3. if appropriate, allow a guest to take a little piece of their Drift House holiday home with them.

We had more than 25 entries and some really terrific suggestions, including Bamstone coasters, Lana’s Garden products, a miniature paint set and easel, buffalo milk soap (Jann Condon), Gorge chocolates, Glenafton goat’s milk skin products, Cartel single source coffee, Aboriginal art from Tower Hill, and even a suggestion of a piece of our very own Tipsy Glass (Louise North).

Colleen and John had the unenviable task of picking just one winner from the list and that was….drum roll….SAM TUCK who suggested a silk eye mask made from reclaimed silk by his wife, Port Fairy creator Loren Hackett, under the label Superlost. 

(We were also inspired by Loren’s work and will be featuring her in a future edition of Bluestone.)

Sam Tuck has won a night’s accommodation valued at $375 plus a delicious hamper of locally made produce. Congratulations!

(We will be in touch, Sam!)

We want to extend a very special thankyou to Colleen and John for their enthusiastic support of Bluestone Magazine and its community – this was a fun competition for all of us!

Attention subscribers: Colleen and John were so impressed by the creativity of the entries that they offering a 30% discount on their room rate to each person who submitted a valid entry to the Maxi Bar competition. (Drift House normally never has room discounts, such is its popularity.) This reduces the room rate to $262.50. We will email each person who submitted a valid entry with further details.

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