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Christine Allen hails as the brains behind and editor of Coastal Chic. This entrepreneurial woman saw a gap in the Central Coast tourism and lifestyle market, and created a niche website that covets and screams loud all the goods things about and located in the sunny NSW Central Coast.

We had the pleasure of not only meeting this amazing go-getter in our first few weeks of forming Central Coast Collective, but also had the privilege of hosting Christine on stage at our inaugural In Conversation Series event and launch party.

So when Christine took pen to paper (well keyboard to blog) about our event, we couldn't help but repost the article . . .


There’s a chic new gal on the block and she’s all about celebrating the amazing achievements of women on the Coast.

Newly-launched website, Central Coast Collective, is a hub for “girl bosses”, budding entrepreneurs and any female who lives on the Central Coast and has a vision.

Central Coast Collective website

We’re not sure if there is an official term but we like to think of this talented and creative group of women as “coastepreneurs”.

They are the resourceful go-getters who have found a way, or are taking steps in the right direction, to create a business on the Coast where there mightn’t otherwise be a job for them, and in the process are avoiding the commute to the big smoke.

Adri, Agata, Kath, Chloe and Christine at Central Coast Collective launch

At the uber-professional and super chic launch event at Wamberal surf club, we were honoured and humbled to join three “girl bosses” on the Central Coast Collective couch for the first In Conversation Series.

Joining us on stage was Adriana Parncutt, who is behind the burgeoning custom cookie business Adri’s Shop; Kath Austen who runs two Common Ground cafes in Long Jetty and Wyong with her hubby; and Chloe Maxwell – a style and fitness guru who is definitely going places.

The shindig was put on by the brains behind CCC, Agata Rynkiewicz, who, in creating the website and launching the conversation series, has started an inspiring and supportive movement while also becoming the Central Coast’s answer to The Collective magazine’s Lisa Messenger.

Central Coast Collective launch - styled by Sparkd Events

There was an undeniable buzz in the beautifully-styled room, with everyone involved and everyone who attended packing bucket loads of passion, drive and girl power.

On top of the cocktails, canapes and conversation, the goodie bags will go down in history.

Coastal Chic Tip: Stay tuned for more In Conversation Series and exciting initiatives from the Collective.

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