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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Photoshoot promoting shopping: Not a hard task


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Last week I was photographed for my local paper the Mosman Daily. It was promoting shopping locally in the area of Neutral Bay. Personally it is not a hard sell to shop and eat locally. I have always promoted the local community because it is very imporant.

You can sit on blogger and twitter all day long- but you cannot have a coffe with your social media. As much as online is imporantant- we must not forget to get amoungst our local communities. Thats why Google+ is a great new tool. It supports local communities and buisnesses. I have my photography buisness advertised on Google+ and it allows me to see other small buisness around my area. Social media should enhance your engagment. Ideally your first port for a social life should be your community. And whats not to like. Shopping, eating out. Yes please.

You can read the article here.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/mrs-globe-australia-kate-branch-shops-eats-drinks-and-plays-in-buzzing-neutral-bay/story-fngr8h9d-1226755829930

Cammeray's Kate Branch, 32, has been crowned Mrs Australia Globe. The local shopper loves Neutral Bay's casual, family-fri
Cammeray's Kate Branch, 32, has been crowned Mrs Australia Globe. The local shopper loves Neutral Bay's casual, family-friendly yet sophisticated vibe. Photo: Dave Swift
SHE cut a dazzling figure on the catwalk at the recent Mrs Globe 2013 finals in China but Cammeray resident Kate Branch loves nothing more than trawling the streets of Neutral Bay.
The mother of two-year-old Sophia was crowned Mrs Australia Globe in July - a beauty pageant open to women aged over 26 or who are married or are parents.
While she didn't win the international event, she did take home a Spirit of Win award for her artistic photographs of ballet dancers at Balmoral Beach.
"It was a great experience, I learnt Mandarin and enjoyed the hospitality of some lovely Chinese people," Mrs Branch said.
As part of The Mosman Daily's month-long Shop Small campaign, which will profile a different business precinct each week, Mrs Branch is sharing her top tips for eating, drinking and shopping in Neutral Bay.
Kate Branch enjoying a glass of white wine at one of her favourite Neutral Bay eateries, Blue Plate Bar and American Grill. Phot
Kate Branch enjoying a glass of white wine at one of her favourite Neutral Bay eateries, Blue Plate Bar and American Grill. Photo: Dave Swift
She says she is a lower north shore girl at heart.
Mrs Branch was born in Milsons Point and has lived in Neutral Bay, Mosman and now Cammeray, close to where her husband Jean-Claude Branch runs the Cremorne Point Manor.
"Neutral Bay is accessible," she said.
"You can have any experience you want - an easy lunch or fancy dinner without having to travel far.
"There's options for families and children as well as for singles and young couples wanting to enjoy a fun night out."
For a cheap but authentic Asian meal, Mrs Branch suggests Sam Thai on Military Rd. Her Thai friends have described it as "as good as my mother's cooking".
She said the best Hawaiian burger was served at Ribs & Burgers, the best buffalo wings at Blue Plate Bar and Grill and Chargrill Charlies for lunch salads.
Frank Nicholas, chef and owner of Blue Plate Bar and American Grill in Neutral Bay, makes the best buffalo wings on the North Sh
Frank Nicholas, chef and owner of Blue Plate Bar and American Grill in Neutral Bay, makes the best buffalo wings on the North Shore according to Kate Branch. Photo: Dave Swift
And for contemporary used clothing, Recycled Rags on Military Rd sells ladies fashion and accessories.
Cammeray's Kate Branch shopping in Neutral Bay. Photo: Dave Swift
Cammeray's Kate Branch shopping in Neutral Bay. Photo: Dave Swift
MRS GLOBE'S TOP FIVE:
*White Hart - for a romantic date night/ cocktails with friends
* Shore Dental - best dental clean (waiting time 6 months)
* Sam Thai - best budget meal
* Recycled Rags - for contemporary clothing
* Ribs & Burgers - best Hawaiian burgers
SHOP SMALL:
 New research found more than two-thirds of shop owners feel forgotten by their local communities and one in four feel no connection to the community where they operate
 NewsLocal joins a nationwide Shop Small campaign to reconnect the community with small businesses and breathe life into the local economy throughout November
 Founded by American Express, the Shop Small campaign has been successful in countries such as the US, Canada and the United Kingdom

Friday, November 8, 2013

Best place to swim in Sydney.

This week Sydney is warming up. So I headed down to the most beautiful place in this city to swim. Had to capture this special place. Enjoy X



kate branch at kirribilli


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Botanical gardens sydney




Sydney's botanical gardens are beautiful. Spring is the perfect time to visit and enjoy. I could not resists taking some quick pics with my iPhone. 
Enjoy 
Kate x