Plover Wellbeing- Cafe Takeaway Only

About

Plover is made by busy women for busy women.

Owned by one woman who started an empire and sold it (that’d be Belinda).

And another who writes and connects and communicates for a living (that’d be Kellie).

In 2015, Belinda sold her 50% share in the company she had co-founded with another Mornington Peninsula woman.

That company was endota spa. It was Australia’s first, and still biggest, day spa network.

There’s obviously a story there, but this is the Plover story so you’ll just have to catch Belinda if you want to hear it.

Belinda and Kellie had worked together from the beginning of endota. Before that they were just friends who liked travel, bourbon cans and surfing. Now that a few years have passed, they have graduated to travel, fine spirits/wine and yoga/pilates as well as surfing.

But back to working together at endota. Belinda ran the place. Kellie managed all of the communications - internal boring stuff like business planning, and external sexy stuff like brand building. And then - long story very short - they both left and started thinking about where this whole, more-and-more-popular-but-still-wobbly-around-the-edges wellbeing industry was going.

They decided to focus on what women want. Because it is women who drive 75% of spending, and women who have largely driven the wellbeing industry to where it is today. Which is this: literally an alternate healthcare system. One focused on prevention rather than after-the-fact attempts at a cure.

Here’s the other thing about women: we’re all busy. Women are shouldering work life without offloading the home chores. We control more and more of available discretionary income, because now we are also the ones earning it. Women crave stores and experiences that meet us with what we want: convenience, efficiency and stuff that just works. With a conscience and some style.

So this is Plover: a distillation of the things that make life breezier and worth living.

Melded together in one light-filled, airy, large footprint space so that you can just make the one leisurely stop.

And have your eyes soothed by the holiday-like surrounds while you’re there.

Coffee and juices and smoothies and food that makes you feel good.

Fashion and athleisure and wellbeing products that work - from supplements to silk pillows to tongue scrapers to eco beauty.

Yoga and pilates for everyone from pre-school age up.

The best massage going. DMK facials that work.

Therapies and workshops: nutrition, NLP, crystals, kids stuff.

Oh, and Plover is this website. So you can choose to interact with Plover in the bricks and mortar.

Or you can get it all here.

Our place or yours?

Here you are.

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4 hours ago

Plover Wellbeing
As a mother in a time of iso let us just reflect on all the things our mothers did for us. Without fanfare. Look, to be completely honest: without us even really noticing most of the time.

The socks which magically made it into the wash from Random Landing Places of Discardation. The clothing washed, folded, returned when it was probably not all that dirty in the first place but throwing it into the wash is easier than deeming it still wearable, folding it and returning it to the cupboards, right? All of that clothing. So much clothing.

The activities facilitated through a combination of gear purchasing gear organising gear cleaning and repacking and driving and cheering and driving and driving.

The what are we having for dinner tonight. Again. Eternally again.

The milk. Ever-present in the fridge. More magic.

We didn’t want to be as dedicated to hair and teeth brushing as we were, but Mum made sure of it. Oh yes she did.

All so that we could have picture-perfect moments like these. Of our blessed childhoods in, frankly, a playground-esque part of the world.

How lucky are we? How lucky are our kids? No fanfare. Just epic sunsets, glassy water and clean teeth.

As a mother in a time of iso let us just reflect on all the things our mothers did for us. Without fanfare. Look, to be completely honest: without us even really noticing most of the time.

The socks which magically made it into the wash from Random Landing Places of Discardation. The clothing washed, folded, returned when it was probably not all that dirty in the first place but throwing it into the wash is easier than deeming it still wearable, folding it and returning it to the cupboards, right? All of that clothing. So much clothing.

The activities facilitated through a combination of gear purchasing gear organising gear cleaning and repacking and driving and cheering and driving and driving.

The what are we having for dinner tonight. Again. Eternally again.

The milk. Ever-present in the fridge. More magic.

We didn’t want to be as dedicated to hair and teeth brushing as we were, but Mum made sure of it. Oh yes she did.

All so that we could have picture-perfect moments like these. Of our blessed childhoods in, frankly, a playground-esque part of the world.

How lucky are we? How lucky are our kids? No fanfare. Just epic sunsets, glassy water and clean teeth.
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Comment on Facebook

What a beautiful photo! 😍

1 day ago

Plover Wellbeing
I am in lockdown denial. A lockdown denier, if you will. And before you get at me teenage girl at the supermarket checkout who turned cold after I said Geelong isn’t it lockdown why are we...you probably had a long day, let’s forgive each other for disagreeing - I am not a lockdown breaker.

What I mean is that yesterday was just like any other day, wasn’t it? Still school holidays. Uncharacteristically sunny and warm. Still had some things to do. Still did them, just with some changes. And some distance. And holding my breath when I pass people do you think that helps? Don’t tell me I’m doing it anyway.

Still walked in a pair. But that’s how I usually do it anyway.

Still went to the supermarket because not a weekly shopper more a ‘fill the gaps’ shopper.

Still picked up some Plover rice paper rolls (we remain open for takeaway and retail and rice paper rolls because we know you need them and here’s what’s in them): avo (or tofu or chicken), shredded yumness of carrot and beetroot, fresh herbs, a passing glance of pickled ginger, sesame seeds, cucumber, red pepper. I’m probably forgetting something which is why I’m rarely entrusted to make them. The miso sauce is the 💣 but no I’m not telling you what is in that.

Order the lot plus coffee and everything in our cafe via the Skip app and arrive to find your order ready ❤️ Or come see us, order and chat from a safe distance while you wait. We like that too.

Still drove one child to mountain bike ride with his allowed one friend who was driven there by his Mum we are rule followers, see?

Still felt pretty good about the day. Might attempt a repeat on those feel goods today. It’s Friday after all.

Photo cred: Kaitlyn Burt 

Do not say the word homeschooling to me.

I am in lockdown denial. A lockdown denier, if you will. And before you get at me teenage girl at the supermarket checkout who turned cold after I said Geelong isn’t it lockdown why are we...you probably had a long day, let’s forgive each other for disagreeing - I am not a lockdown breaker.

What I mean is that yesterday was just like any other day, wasn’t it? Still school holidays. Uncharacteristically sunny and warm. Still had some things to do. Still did them, just with some changes. And some distance. And holding my breath when I pass people do you think that helps? Don’t tell me I’m doing it anyway.

Still walked in a pair. But that’s how I usually do it anyway.

Still went to the supermarket because not a weekly shopper more a ‘fill the gaps’ shopper.

Still picked up some Plover rice paper rolls (we remain open for takeaway and retail and rice paper rolls because we know you need them and here’s what’s in them): avo (or tofu or chicken), shredded yumness of carrot and beetroot, fresh herbs, a passing glance of pickled ginger, sesame seeds, cucumber, red pepper. I’m probably forgetting something which is why I’m rarely entrusted to make them. The miso sauce is the 💣 but no I’m not telling you what is in that.

Order the lot plus coffee and everything in our cafe via the Skip app and arrive to find your order ready ❤️ Or come see us, order and chat from a safe distance while you wait. We like that too.

Still drove one child to mountain bike ride with his allowed one friend who was driven there by his Mum we are rule followers, see?

Still felt pretty good about the day. Might attempt a repeat on those feel goods today. It’s Friday after all.

Photo cred: Kaitlyn Burt

Do not say the word homeschooling to me.
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Comment on Facebook

Love it 😀👏

2 days ago

Plover Wellbeing
It’s a curious juncture, this moment in our existence. 

On the one hand, sunshine. And we’re all well. And our fine leaders at the Shire are going in to bat for us with the State Government.

Why are we not classified as regional? Why do we have less cases than Geelong but more restrictions? Which brings us back to our key question of 2020 What Is Happening? Or rather #whatishappening.

We can tell you what is happening at Plover. We’re open. The girls are fielding a fraction of the customers who were in the Centre yesterday, so today is the ideal day to browse the Plover emporium. Pick up the rice paper rolls salads delicious takeaway food you know and neeeeeed. Refuel for the day with @littlerebelcoffee.

Today is your day. Tomorrow too. Sun is shining. There are no ski fields to visit. Aldi is nearby so essential grocery shopping. And space, voluminous space for wandering in peace.

It’s what we’re famous for.

Go you good @ourpeninsula, go.

It’s a curious juncture, this moment in our existence.

On the one hand, sunshine. And we’re all well. And our fine leaders at the Shire are going in to bat for us with the State Government.

Why are we not classified as regional? Why do we have less cases than Geelong but more restrictions? Which brings us back to our key question of 2020 What Is Happening? Or rather #whatishappening.

We can tell you what is happening at Plover. We’re open. The girls are fielding a fraction of the customers who were in the Centre yesterday, so today is the ideal day to browse the Plover emporium. Pick up the rice paper rolls salads delicious takeaway food you know and neeeeeed. Refuel for the day with @littlerebelcoffee.

Today is your day. Tomorrow too. Sun is shining. There are no ski fields to visit. Aldi is nearby so essential grocery shopping. And space, voluminous space for wandering in peace.

It’s what we’re famous for.

Go you good @ourpeninsula, go.
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Comment on Facebook

Hmmmm... Coffee good here?

Thankfully people have to stay at their primary residence not shuttle between their holiday homes.

Craziness in your neck of the woods!? Take care♥️

Are you doing smoothie bowls take away?

If the Peninsula was Open for business, I’m worried everyone from Old Melb town would be cruising on down the Covid hwy to your door? I hear Phillip Is is inundated with visitors and those flocking to their homes by the Sea, with cafes. Yikes 😬 Humans will be human, and Pandemics will be new uncharted scary, weird AF territory, decisions are hard. But yes the good stuff, (what ever that is for you) find it.. and do it..in Covid lockdown style, and in that spirit, I finally visited your store/cafe yesterday! oh my .. it’s precious, a bit Byronesque .. and those woolies 🥰 can’t say the same for the car park, and the horn blowers ( patience please folks) but it was worth it.. the Chai Window gives good love people.. do yourself a good stuff favour. ✨✨💕

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3 days ago

Plover Wellbeing
Day minus one of Lockdown The Second Coming and we’re sick of it already. The answers? There are none we’re just going to have to go with it.

But if there were one, the answer would be hand sanitiser. 

True story: several years ago in a flurry of product inspiration and lack of clue, NSE and I concocted a small batch run of cleaning products and everyday necessities. Including hand sanitiser. Which we never actually bottled. And which I nearly threw out during a clean-up in February. 

Can you imagine?!

I didn’t, and in early March we did in fact bottle it and Our Time Had Come for all of the day and a half it took to sell out.

Well it was in our pretty bottles, so what did we expect?

But we have since found an alternative hand sanitiser answer and here it is.

70% alcohol to kill the bad germ guys. Australian botanicals for anti-bacterial properties. Moisturising agents for our poor, prematurely aged hands.

Added bonus: smells like lemon myrtle/mint not tequila.

....and if you ask us nicely we have a bunch of the pretty bottles stashed near the takeout window and you can have one to put the big refill sachet of The Answer into. 

All of the things can be yours.
Except for the answers themselves of course because we’re out of those.

Day minus one of Lockdown The Second Coming and we’re sick of it already. The answers? There are none we’re just going to have to go with it.

But if there were one, the answer would be hand sanitiser.

True story: several years ago in a flurry of product inspiration and lack of clue, NSE and I concocted a small batch run of cleaning products and everyday necessities. Including hand sanitiser. Which we never actually bottled. And which I nearly threw out during a clean-up in February.

Can you imagine?!

I didn’t, and in early March we did in fact bottle it and Our Time Had Come for all of the day and a half it took to sell out.

Well it was in our pretty bottles, so what did we expect?

But we have since found an alternative hand sanitiser answer and here it is.

70% alcohol to kill the bad germ guys. Australian botanicals for anti-bacterial properties. Moisturising agents for our poor, prematurely aged hands.

Added bonus: smells like lemon myrtle/mint not tequila.

....and if you ask us nicely we have a bunch of the pretty bottles stashed near the takeout window and you can have one to put the big refill sachet of The Answer into.

All of the things can be yours.
Except for the answers themselves of course because we’re out of those.
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3 days ago

Plover Wellbeing
These girls though.

To know them is to love them. To be on a team with them is sublime and you know how there’s that one workplace in your life that you always mentally land back on as being The Greatest team of people you ever worked with and how great was that?

Well now I have Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar circa 97-99 and Plover Right Now.

We are uncertain about which way to go with the lockdown. Should we mourn the loss of facials and brows and pilates from the end of today but soldier on and keep retail and cafe takeaway trucking? Thoughts?

Would you miss These Girls too much if we shut down for lockdown? Stupid question but I would.

Photography @sallygoodallphotography

These girls though.

To know them is to love them. To be on a team with them is sublime and you know how there’s that one workplace in your life that you always mentally land back on as being The Greatest team of people you ever worked with and how great was that?

Well now I have Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar circa 97-99 and Plover Right Now.

We are uncertain about which way to go with the lockdown. Should we mourn the loss of facials and brows and pilates from the end of today but soldier on and keep retail and cafe takeaway trucking? Thoughts?

Would you miss These Girls too much if we shut down for lockdown? Stupid question but I would.

Photography @sallygoodallphotography
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Comment on Facebook

Yes! Stay open!

Absolutely keep keeping on !!!!! We all need the nurture of amazing food and superb coffee . A little retail too ....perhaps reduce your opening hours say 9 till 2 🤔

Hope you stay OPEN!

Love the chai and hazelnut protein balls.... I’d love you to stay open if you can 😃

Stay open Kel’s for takeaway ...

Hope you stay open, rice paper rolls and your glorious cofee from the take away window are the highlights of my week!!! 💗

I need kale salad to get through 💕

Devo 😢

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3 days ago

Plover Wellbeing
On a day when it’s tempting to have no words, here are some words.

Wine.
Coffee.
What the.
Walking.
In twos.
Still allowed.
Wine.

Breathe.
Or scream.
Either both.

Takeaway.
Retail therapy.
Come get.

Normalcy.
Miss you.
Already.

2020.
What is happening?

On a day when it’s tempting to have no words, here are some words.

Wine.
Coffee.
What the.
Walking.
In twos.
Still allowed.
Wine.

Breathe.
Or scream.
Either both.

Takeaway.
Retail therapy.
Come get.

Normalcy.
Miss you.
Already.

2020.
What is happening?
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Comment on Facebook

Summed it up in one word Kel - WINE. By the way , we need one when this is all over ! 🥂

Scream, breathe and whiskey 🥃

Well said ❤️🌟

Wine!

Love you Kel. The world is insane. Bring on a vaccine.

Scream away ..I’ll join you ( is screaming a 2 person activity that we’re allowed to do ?)

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