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Let Village Fair Regents Park help turn your dream into a reality

Do you have an idea for a business? Got something wonderful to offer the world?
It’s time to take that business idea and turn it into a reality with Village Fair Regents Park.

Whether you make the most amazing cupcakes and are looking for a retail space, or you offer a service and a shop front will take you to the next level, Village Fair offers spacious, modern retail outlets in a prime position, just off Mount Lindesay in the heart of Regent’s Park
Take your place next to big name retailers such as Drakes IGA, BWS, and HelloWorld with flexible, affordable leasing options, and guaranteed foot traffic.


Village Fair is a neighbourhood centre anchored by the 2000sq m Drake’s IGA supermarket and supported by 25 specialty shops.
The centre’s location, situated just over 20 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD on the Mount Lindesay Highway, is adjacent to the principal activity centre of Browns Plains.

The centre is perfectly suited to a variety of businesses but especially those centred on health and wellbeing such as doctors, chemists and other health-focused facilities.

This is your chance to take that big idea and turn it into a retail reality.
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Your brilliant business idea – getting started.
In his article for Forbes Magazine, The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality, writer Glenn Llopis identified the key things you need to do to take that idea out of your imagination and into the real world.

“How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing,” he writes. “Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to take action. And for those who take action, most are unprepared and thus find themselves spending their valuable time and money on a dream that simply goes astray.”
Converting an idea into a reality is never an easy task. In fact, it is extremely difficult. As the old saying goes, “If it were easy – everyone would do it.”
As you think about how you can begin to embrace the entrepreneurial attitude more actively, here are some of the things Glenn says you must actively do – at all times – in order to convert ideas into reality:
1. Believe in Yourself
You can’t take action until you believe in yourself enough to handle the consequences of your decisions. Any time you assume the responsibility to give something that had not existed before an opportunity to become a reality – you become accountable for your actions.
2. Embrace Risk as Your Best Friend
Risk becomes your best friend when you give birth to an idea. If you can accept this fact, you will approach the process with a lens that keeps your dreams and ambitions in perspective and on track. When things don’t go as planned along the way, stay focused on the mission at hand and do not allow disruption to set you backward.
3. Be Extremely Patient
Compromise is a choice, not a sacrifice. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Take the time to appreciate the journey and understand how things work. Most people are too anxious to get their desired results and thus start to make bad decisions as they go. One thing is certain: the journey will be filled with unexpected outcomes that you may not be prepared to deal with. Don’t let this get you down, but keep your head up and respect the process and where it takes you.
4. Learn How to Sell Your Vision
Converting your idea to a reality requires you to help others understand your vision. Selling vision is much like selling change. Clearly define your value proposition and how it can generate revenue. Selling lofty ideas without understanding how it will achieve financial results will never get you the right audience. The bottom line is what gets everyone’s attention (you can see this played out every week on the TV show “Shark Tank”).
5. Focus on Building Momentum
Carefully identify all of your resources and build upon them via relationships, networking and sharing of resources to expand the opportunity for your ideas. Building momentum is critically important to convert your idea into a reality.
6. Always Make the Idea Better
Never grow complacent. You can always expand upon your idea and make it better. When you begin to see how the dots connect, challenge yourself and your personal board of advisors to make your ideas even better. This is what Steve Jobs did with Apple, Pixar Animation and Apple again. Continuous improvements were part of his legacy. He never stopped thinking of ways to make his ideas better.
SO what are you waiting for? If you have a great idea, talk to the management team at Pace Property about turning that dream into a reality.

Spring is almost sprung at Village Fair

SPRING is just around the corner and that means sunshine, sand and surf.

Of course the thought of getting into our barest clothes, or sweltering in the heat, makes some of us quake in our winter boots. Fortunately help is as close as Regent’s Park Village Fair.

The energetic among us might like to try a class at Martial Science Academy to get in fighting shape before the bathing suits come out of the wardrobe.

Or, if you’d prefer to do some bodywork lying down, why not get muscles and tendons stretched and soothed at G Massage.

If it’s time to expose your feet in summer sandals, a pedicure for him or her can be just the pampering service you need before you flash your toes around. For women a pedicure with a pretty polish is the finishing statement to a summer outfit.

For men, a foot scrub followed by cleaning and shaping of the nails means your partner doesn’t have to be embarrassed when your feet come out of sandshoes, loafers or boots into flip flops or sandals. You can make an appointment at T & T Nails and Foot Spa.

And while you’re at it guys, how about a trip to The Barber for a trim to smarten up for spring.

No matter what your gender or age, a stunning smile is the best accessory of all. At Dental Aspects you can have in-chair teeth whitening with the Phillips Zoom. If you’ve found that tea, wine, smoking or age means your smile is less sparkly than they used to be, you’ll love this easy brush up.

Of course all this preparation isn’t much use if you don’t have anywhere to flaunt your summer look and probably the best place to do it is around your own pool – privacy, a lane all to yourself and plenty of room for a lounging chair if you want to read a bestseller or work on your tan. We’re picturing it now. The staff at Poolwerx specialise in providing you with exceptional pool and spa services to keep your pool, or spa, looking healthy.

Finally, don’t forget a poolside snack from some of the delicious food retailers at Village Fair. Stop in and have a look at Drakes Supermarket,  Village Carvery, Tim’s Seafood, Regent’s Bakehouse, Nara Sushi and more. There’s a taste sensation to suit everyone.


Say goodbye to the lunchbox drama with Village Fair

“Mum! What’s for lunch!”

That regular cry can make some parents feel challenged and  exhausted.

Coming up with imaginative and nutritious lunchboxes five days a week is a hard ask for anyone.

So why not get a little help.?

At Village Fair Regents Park, we have all the ingredients you need to be a hit in the playground.

And don’t forget, studies have shown that a healthy lunch can improve a student’s performance at school.

The trick, of course, is to make lunches and snacks so appealing that your kids don’t resort to junk food to fill the gaps and they’re eager to eat healthy, delicious foods that fuel them without unhealthy fats and sugars.

Food and wellness coach Helen Hawkes suggests you start by considering that children need to eat from every food group – grains, vegetables, fruit, proteins and healthy fats (avocado, olive oil, fish and nuts and seeds) every day. Then get imaginative!

Instead of plain sandwiches, think about making ham, tomato and egg roll-ups using a soft wholemeal bread that’s packed with healthy grains. Regents Bakehouse has some delicious choices in loaves and rolls and you can find ham and other sliced meats at Zac’s Continental Butchery.

Brown rice can also form the basis of a chicken salad that includes stir fried veggies like carrot, onion and peas or you might like to use it to make your own sushi, or teach kids to as well.

If you’re time poor you can pick up sushi ready-to-go at Nara Sushi.

These main lunch dishes can be teamed with a fruit snack – an apple, an orange, a banana or some berries and a protein snack, such as a low fat cheese on wholegrain crackers, for morning or afternoon tea.

A small tub of yoghurt is another good snack alternative as it can help fill their dairy needs as well as provide them with good gut bacteria if you buy a quality product that is low in sugar. For children who are lactose intolerant, choose a coconut variety.

Don’t forget that leftovers from dinner – spaghetti bolognaise, a stew or casserole, or a stir-fry – also make great lunches. Again, add a fruit and protein snack.

To keep your children hydrated and ready to learn, buy them their own stainless steel water bottle and forgo plastics. They can fill this with filtered water, but skip the juice. Children are better having the whole fruit that contains fibre too and is less kilojoule dense. Mineral water is also good and it can have a little flavouring. Make sure you check the label to see it is low in additives, sugars and other nasties.

If you’d like to give your children a sweet treat, pick up some ripe bananas from Drakes Supermarket, where you can also get plenty of the other ingredients mentioned in this blog, and make banana muffins.

Savoury muffins, with zucchini, carrot, cheese and egg are also a popular snack and contain essential protein and vitamins and minerals from vegetables.

A slice of leftover pizza from Pizza Capers could also be a good lunchbox filler, if you team it with a healthy salad and make sure it doesn’t contain high fat meats such as salami.

Don’t forget too, to ask your children for ideas about what they might like, and even help them prepare and pack lunches, so you can teach them lifelong healthy habits.