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✨HOMES & GARDENS✨
We're excited to be involved in this year's Henley Homes and Gardens Show which falls on Sat 2 and Sun 3 March. Niki Schafer and team (tap to see collaborators on left of photo) are in the final planning stages of pulling together an action-packed calendar of talks, creative workshops and exhibitions all providing interior design, garden design and home styling inspirations.
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We’ll be there with a selection of our creative community (tap image to see creatives on right side) delivering demonstrations from candle making, upholstery and painting to ceramics, lampshade making and life drawing.
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So, if you're a lover of home interiors and garden design, or have a project that you'd like to discuss with a team of experts, pop this weekend in the diary and look forward to being inspired.
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Inspiration for the home & garden ~ coming soon ✨
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📷 @justjoeyonthemoon


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✨JUST 5 MORE MINS✨
Morning all.. hope you had a fun, fulfilling & not too freezing a weekend 🥶! If you’re reading this while still snug under the covers, here’s to just 5 more minutes of staying in bed before jumping out and into a crisp new week full of opportunities, learnings and good coffee ☕️. .

Nicola, Joey & myself will be based within the open-plan working area at Regus, Henley today until 2pm if you’d like to find out more about the creative services we offer, to discuss future talk ideas or selling within our online shop (2 hrs free Business Lounge usage for our Creative Duck community 😍). .

And if you’re joining us tonight for the Content Creation talk, see you within the main bar at Hotel du Vin from 7pm 🍸! Sx


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✨CREATIVE COLLABORATION✨
We’re delighted to be featuring a project by talented photographer, Marta Wasielewska, which aims to share the creative stories of several local artists. Marta’s passion for art and the creative process behind the artist’s work really shines through in her photos and words. .

First up we have portrait artist, Jenny Faye, who talks about tackling challenging compositions, gathering inspirations on her mood boards (@rubyandgraceflorist gets a mention) and bringing her clients to tears (happy tears I should add!). .

Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the interview (& the photos, they really do help share Jenny’s story beautifully). See bio 👆🏻 for interview.


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Beautiful winter day here in Henley. Very peaceful outside the clubhouse and very busy inside. Shop open to non-members as well. Click and collect outside office hours. Link to shop website in bio.
#leander #leanderclub #riverthames #wintersunshine #lovehenley #lovehenleytown #pollardedtrees


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✨CREATIVE RETREAT✨
Just feasting our eyes on some creative retreat ideas (& dreaming!!). How great would it be to have a place to escape to like these to think, work, recharge and be inspired 🧡.
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Where do you like to go to gain inspirations or where would you go if money and commitments were no object🤔?
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Definitely somewhere outdoors for me, that has a cosy lounge with beautiful interiors, interesting art and a 1920s style bar with a waiter that brings you delicious cocktails in delicate glassware next to a roaring fire and a live band. Slightly overthinking this maybe 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️. #letsdream #beinspired 📷@botanique_flowers_seattle
📷@galgetaway
📷@thevintageroundtop
📷@thearctichideaway


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✨CONTENT BLOCK ✨
The world of marketing has evolved since social media has dug its heals in and proved it’s no fly-by fad. Brands now need to share information which enriches the lives of their customers if they want to also share sales messages.
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It can get a bit overwhelming at times to work out what content (news, information, photos, clips etc) needs to be shared to gain a return. Big companies now have content management teams but if you have a small brand, this is another thing you need to think about. .

But fear not. If this question keeps cropping up and you need some clarity on the subject, we have a handful of tickets left for next Monday’s talk. See bio for more info and to book. No more scratching your head thinking ‘what content shall I share today?’.. hurrah!


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✨SUSTAINABLE FASHION✨
One of the many benefits of providing different offerings for the local creative community, is that you often get the chance to meet the individual sellers from our online shop at our events. This allows us to get to know our makers better and find out more about their creative process and set up. .

Yesterday we met Kiz, a recent addition to our online shop. Kiz set up The Numbers, sustainable clothes that feel and look great, with long term friend Lou. You can grab your super soft, organic sweatshirt from our website and wear your number with pride (for big kids* as well as small). *of the adult variety.
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#shopsmall #shoplocal #buysmall #buybeautiful #buylocal #sustainablefashion


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💫CREATIVE SPARK💫
As we know, exercise can have a massive effect on our brains. I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination 🤦‍♀️but, inspired by my husband who's doing 5km every morning this Jan (I know!), I've dusted off my fitbit and started pounding the pavement again🏃‍♀️. And do you know what? The difference is great. The jeans may still be a bit tight following the Christmas excesses🍩🍾, but my mood has been lifted and the creative spark is more alive🎇. According to a fitness article I was reading, just 30 minutes of exercise a day can improve cognitive function, lower anxiety levels, increase memory capability and boost your creativity.. hurrah! It can be hard to fit it in though. I usually have to run in the evening which is hard as I'm shattered by then. When do you manage to squeeze it in? Have a good start to the week all xx


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✨COFFEE & CONVERSATION ✨
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone that’s able to join us tomorrow for our first get together of 2019. .

Don’t forget it’s at Regus, Henley this time. We’ll be treated to 🥐☕️ as a welcome from Regus for holding our first meet at their co-working hub.
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Photographer, Marta Wasielewska, of @where.we.meet & @wasielewskamarta, will be sharing her insights and tips on composition and style 📷💕so it’ll be a fun, relaxed and informative one to kick start the year on.
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Tickets 🎫 are available at www.thecreativeduck.co.uk/coffeeandchat (£5). Mon 14 Jan, 11am start. It’s a very relaxed and friendly gathering so no need to worry if it’s your first time or you’re coming on your own.
Sarah, Nicola & Joey
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✨NEW THINGS✨
Hello hello.. So yesterday we chatted about easing into this sparkling new year 🎉 and enjoying ourselves along the way. .

Today I wanted to think about comfort zones and specifically ask you.. Have you thought about what takes you out of your comfort zone? Is it a fear of failing? The insecurities that come with putting yourself out there a bit? Or perhaps it’s trying something new and a bit alien? .

We (Nicola, Joey & myself Sarah) stepped in front of the camera recently and for us, this was something new and definitely tiptoeing outside our comfy safe places 🤦🏼‍♀️. We’re far more at ease talking about our talented creative community than what we’re up to but maybe that’s something we can work on 🗣🎥.
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So what about you? Is there anything holding you back or making you feeling a bit anxious about venturing forward? I’m sure you’re not the only one and sometimes realising this is a good starting point 💫. Happy Friday you lovely lot and remember... have fun 💃🏻🕺🏻💫🎉


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✨EASE IN✨
Well hello there 👋🏻... I wanted to share this beautifully designed little reminder by @rachelemillar ~ let’s ease into 2019 without putting too much pressure on ourselves. Remember to have fun along the way and reach out when you need a sounding board or leg up. .

Next meet is on Mon (14 Jan) at 11am and Regus are treating us to complimentary coffees and pastries ☕️🥐😍. Details and tickets at thecreativeduck.co.uk. I have a good feeling about today 💫xx


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✨WORKSPACE WONDERS✨
Ever wondered what your workspace says about you 🤔? Organised, a paper fan, in need of inspirations, a list lover 📝 or creative chaos but it works? .

We thought it would be really interesting to see your place of work (studio, desk, shed, kitchen table...) in its true form. No tidying or sprucing up 🤦🏼‍♀️. I do a lot of my photos at the kitchen table, I package up my @boxofsmilesgifts orders in our basement room and I work at an old desk I won at The Bourne End auction house four years ago. .

Share it on your grid or Stories using #ducksworkspace. Dare to share? 🥴
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Tag some fellow creatives within the comments to play along.. let’s see where all this creative magic really happens, warts and all 😂 💕. Have a tip top Tuesday xx


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✨GREEN CANDLES✨
A recent addition to the sparkling shelves of our online store ~ Henley-based Morgan Jost. They are big believers in looking after the planet 🌎 as well as making beautiful products. Their carefully thought-through amber glass jars and lids are recyclable ♻️, labels are biodegradable and packaging is recycled. 50% of their profits go to @mindcharity too. Think that deserves a big thumbs up 👍🏻. Available at www.thecreativeduck.co.uk/shop (FREE UK delivery) ~ link in bio 👆🏻


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✨PINNING INSPIRATIONS✨
I love using Pinterest to gather photography inspirations for social media. It can be incredibly helpful for developing your own style. I’m hoping to have a little more time this year to focus on creating images🤞. .

Here are a few of my learnings for using Pinterest for my photography inspirations so far:
💡try browsing the general “photography” category as well as more specific terms related to your subject. 💡leave useful comments about why you like the composition (& include photographer’s name in case you need to credit).
💡identify common themes with the photos you’ve pinned and then try creating your own with your own take on them. .

And sticking with photography, we’re very lucky to have Marta (pictured here in action) of @where.we.meet @wasielewskamarta, joining us for our next coffee meet to share her photography insights and tips. .

Tickets 🎫 are available on the website (£5) and include complimentary goodies 🥐☕️ as a welcome from Regus for holding our first meet at their co-working hub in Henley. Mon 14 Jan, 11am-12pm. 📷 of Marta by @sookbyminapark


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✨CREATIVE EVENT✨
After poodling along on auto pilot for a couple of weeks, we’re slowly knocking things into gear (1/3 Joey is still skiing which we’re not at all jealous about 😉). We’ve enjoyed this slow and relaxed start to 2019 though. Long may it continue!
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Our first talk of the year (woo hoo 🥳) is set to spark the imagination and get you on track with the content you create and share with your customers and followers. TEDx speaker and marketing consultant, Gina Balarin of Verballistics, will be sharing her extensive knowledge and passion with us.
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In the session, you will learn:
.💡Mastering content creation .💡Storytelling: using social media and your website effectively .💡How to share your customers' stories to win new ones .💡Knowing who (and where) your customers are so you can find more of them. .

Tickets 🎫 are available on the website (£15) and include an hours networking/social beforehand at Hotel du Vin, Henley. Mon 21 Jan, from 7pm. .

What’s your biggest challenge when deciding what content you’d like to share with your audience? (inspirations, relevance, imagery, time...?).


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✨WIN 2 HENLEY CARDS✨
We’ve teamed up with the good people behind @thehenleycard to offer our Creative Duck community the chance of winning two Henley Cards. .

The Henley Card consists of helpful money-saving offers from a growing selection of independent local small businesses (cafes, pubs, restaurants, beauty, fitness, shops and more!). Swipe 👈🏻 to see a few examples. .

TO ENTER, simply follow @thecreativeduck and @thehenleycard, and tag below in the comments the person you’d like to give the second card to. .

Free prize draw closes Sunday 13th January. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by Tuesday 15th January. Good luck and happy new year 🍀 xx


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It’s often when the beautiful tree and twinkling lights come down that you begin to notice how tired your interiors look. Banish the January blues with some fresh colours or wallpaper. Your house will love you for it. We still have space in our diary for some last minute work pre-March, so get in touch.

#henleydecoratorsltd
#henleydecorators
#decorators
#interiordecor
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#exteriordecorator
#decoratingideas
#luxurydecor
#interiordesigncommunity
#trends
#houserenovation
#housetohome
#roomswithaview
#lovehenleytown
#henleyonthames
#oxfordshire
#riverthames


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Flock velvet wallpaper and fifties vinyl wall covering is a thing of the past. Hurrah! Read all about the worst of the worst on our FB page... • and if you fancy a change, get in touch.
#vintagewallpaper
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#henleydecorators
#decorators
#interiordecor
#interiordecorator
#exteriordecorator
#decoratingideas
#luxurydecor
#interiordesigncommunity
#trends
#houserenovation
#housetohome
#roomswithaview
#lovehenleytown
#henleyonthames
#oxfordshire
#riverthames


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Happy New Year 🥳.. slowly surfacing here and ready to blow the cobwebs away with a walk.. 🍃🍂🌳🍁Here’s to a happy & healthy 2019 xx


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✨BEST NINE OF 2018✨
This year has been a bit of a whirlwind for us here at The Creative Duck. We’ve loved being able to continue hosting events for our creative community; learning, meeting and collaborating within a fun and relaxed environment of passionate people. .

Our online shop has kept us busy ~ a one-stop destination for people wanting to buy local and beautiful products and a platform for our local community to sell. The Creative Directory was introduced to help people wanting to find creative talent within Oxon, Bucks & Berks (another avenue to support our local creative services).
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The Pop Up Creative Hub was a lovely little finale to 2018 for us. The response we received was the best Christmas present ever! It showcased the wealth of creative talent within the area (you clever lot)! .

So why do we do all this? Because we truly believe in our local creative community and want to help each maker, artist and creative small business owner reach their full potential and grow their brand🚀. Collectively, they make our 🌍 far more interesting.

More exciting projects in the pipeline for 2019, all designed to support and inspire. Wishing you all good health, luck and happiness. Sarah, Nicola & Joey xxx 🥂
#bestofnine #bestnineof2018
#topnineof2018


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Merry Christmas everyone! We’ve had carols in town (and of course a drink or two in the pub) followed by a morning trail run, too many mince pies, turkey, a trip to the local brewery for a keg, family and fun. And we’re hosting this year, so no risk of my annual forgetting the Christmas cake!!
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#christmas #christmascake #christmasrun #trailrun #mud #somuchmud #sosomuchmud #carols #mincepies #wine #beerkeg #rebellionbrewery #santa #family #fun #doggylove #foodcoma #merrychristmaseveryone #lovehenleytown


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Thank you to the team @coppaclub #henleyonthames and @lego_steve_ @afterwoman - the cocktails were awesome 🍸💕 #hellohenleytown
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Hello! There’s still time to grab your Donald dog toy from us. We’re going to open on Christmas Eve for that last minute dog food shopping or gift picking .... #henleyonthames #lovehenleytown #naughtymuttnice #trump #dogtoy


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Our super duper customer Bree having a Christmas pampering at our spa. Happy holidays beautiful ✨🎄🐶
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#happywoofer #dogspa #naughtymuttnice #henleyonthames #houndsofinstagram #lovehenleytown #pamperedpooches #fortheloveofdogs #christmasdog #bree_seber #happyholidays


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The Pink Palace at Sunrise -photo @petereed. This amazing photograph is on the inside front cover of the Bicentenary Book. Available for purchase from the club shop.

#leander #leanderclub #lovehenley #lovehenleytown #olympicrowers #thamesriver


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⚡A NOTE TO YOU⚡
To the makers, artists and creative small business owners... we raise our morning cuppa to you - you're nearly there.
This is the busiest time of year for us creatives. Christmas orders to plough through, not to mention the ever increasing list of personal things to tick off😓. So we wanted to cheer you on towards that tantalising finish line that is now flapping in the wind like an animated long lost friend.
You can do it.. you're nearly here.. we think you're fab! Now tag someone that you think deserves a little cheers of their own! 🖤


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The Henley Educational Trust are long time supporters of Henley Youth Festival. The Henley Educational Trust helps the young people of Henley with their educational needs. Providing grants towards a variety of school-based needs including; musical tuition, school uniform, school educational trips and sporting activities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#HYF #HYFSponsor #HYF2019 #HenleyonThames #lovehenley #lovehenleytown #communityevent #henleybusinesses #henleykidsrock #sing #music #dance #art #schoolworkshops #oxfordshire #marlow #charity #henleyeducationaltrust


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