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Editor’s note Matt Golinski

Tony Cox WINE

Nina Shadforth

Matt Golinski is a highly regarded Australian chef with a passion for simple, produce-driven cuisine based on seasonal, fresh local ingredients. He is an active member of the Slow Food movement, a champion of artisan primary producers and a generous mentor to keen young chefs. He is currently the Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador for the Gympie region.

Tony has spent the last 20 years in the wine and restaurant business finding people who deem it necessary to pay him to sell and talk about booze. He can be found at the Noosa Wine Cellar at the Sheraton where he tries to abate the separation anxiety he suffers due to his own wine cellar being located in Melbourne.

Nina Shadforth is the Gallery Director of the Noosa Regional Gallery and Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy. Well-versed in the visual arts, Nina has worked professionally for over two decades in the arts and cultural sector. Outside of her gallery director role, Nina works in a voluntary capacity as curator for the team at TEDxNoosa.

Helen Flanagan LIFESTYLE

Carolyn Beaton PEOPLE

Lucinda Morley

Noosa’s charisma finally inveigled Helen Flanagan’s manic corporate world and for 24 years, it has cast a spell over the Noosaphile who abides by the motto Live Laugh Laugh. She understands the glories of good food, restaurants and entertaining, the joys of travel and the art of story-telling.

Carolyn is a communications professional with a penchant for Noosa’s natural environment, and koalas in particular. As a writer, Carolyn enjoys meeting our region’s quiet achievers, exploring our sense of place and how we connect our homes and lives to nature.

When her head isn’t stuck in a book, you can find Lucinda stocking the shelves at The River Read with the latest releases and quirky gifts or serving up great coffee and yummy snacks to feed the mind and heart. Together with her sister Natalie, the Noosa natives try to achieve the ultimate work-life balance.

Jodie Hill FLOWERS

ErinYarwood FITNESS


In the blue corner, Jodie ‘magic hands’ Hill. Weighing in at a modest 110 pounds is not to be confused with a light weight as she punches well above her belt. Making her debut with over 20 years’ experience in the floristry industry, she has worked alongside some of the best in the country. Her Evie Blue flower shop in Noosaville is where the magic happens.

Erin has been working in the fitness industry for the past 10 years and spends her days encouraging people to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with her personal training and specialised fitness classes. She is the owner and operator of E Fitness, a vibrant Personal Training studio based in Cooroy and has a reputation amongst her clients for being “The Smiling Assassin!”

Although Kristie left her heart in Noosa long ago, she returns often to invigorate in the sunshine, warm ocean and world-class restaurants. Abandoning fifteen years of corporate daily grind in law then real estate, Kristie writes to inspire people to live well, seeking stories that offer a practical and often humorous approach to travel, lifestyle and wellbeing.

Nugget & Al MUSIC

Nekita Roberts

Katrina Thorpe

Nathan “Nugget” Dell is a local boy through-and-through. If you didn’t go to school or Uni with him, you’ve probably surfed with him, played cricket or Rugby against him, or you’ve run in to him in his nearly 15 years working in the local media. Nuggett has been presenting Zinc’s breakfast program with Al Doblo for over six years. Al has been on radio on the Sunshine Coast for as long as he cares to remember. He has a special love for Noosa, having helped set up its first FM radio station, now Zinc 96.

Writing as The Australian Poet, Nekita’s observations of nature, the ocean and the beauty of the Sunshine Coast have captured the hearts and minds of her readers. Her love of the printed word will see her work released in a beautiful hardcover poetry book. In the meantime, she will share her creative interpretations of this beautiful region regularly to the pages of IN Noosa Magazine and her community of more than 16,000 Instagram followers.

With qualifications and years of experience in health, wellness, beauty, management and business, culminating in the creation of Ikatan Day Spa, Katrina has a passion for everything relating to the wellness world and loves to share her knowledge, experience and research with others. Katrina is an active member of our community with involvement in tourism and charity work.


We are so excited and grateful to have delivered our first year of magazines. Like a lot of the local businesses featured inside, we have chased a dream to deliver IN Noosa Magazine. The dream wasn’t about owning a magazine, it was about providing a platform to showcase another side of Noosa; to celebrate the creators, the dreamers and the people who work darn hard to make this community great. We wanted to dig a bit deeper to find the inspiring people, the indulgent things to enjoy and the information that locals and visitors needed to know about this slice of paradise. It has been a journey of learning and we are inspired daily by the people we meet, the business owners who put their heart into everything they do, the stories we can share and by the feedback we receive. To anyone who has a dream, is following their passion and chasing a better life, drop us a line. This is your local magazine and we want you to be part of it!



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Enter the whimsical world of artist and designer Cass Deller and discover the beauty of her work.


Get the inside scoop on free range farming and meet some local producers who are doing it right.

IN SEASON 24 Spring’s sensational produce and indulgent recipes to try at home.


Ring in spring with fabulous new fashions and inspiring ideas to refresh your wardrobe for the warmer months.

IN HALE 48 Embrace flower power with the latest blooms and a perfumed potion to please.

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DISTRIBUTION: 12,000 printed copies available throughout Noosa and surrounds in public spaces and locally-designed and handcrafted magazine stands in key areas to ensure strong attention. In a Noosa first, IN Noosa Magazine is also exclusively placed in the rooms of RW Noosa and Accom Noosa prestige holiday accommodation outlets. IN Noosa Magazine is a free publication (subscriptions available) published four times per year by IN Noosa Magazine Pty Ltd (The Publisher). All rights are reserved and the contents are copyright and may not be reprinted without the express permission of The Publisher. IN Noosa Magazine Pty Ltd ATF IN Noosa Magazine, their related companies and officers hereby disclaim, to the full extent permitted by law, all liability, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever arising from or in connection with copy information or other material in this magazine, any negligence of The Publisher, or any persons actions in reliance thereon. Any dispute or complaint regarding placed advertisements must be made within seven days of publication. Inclusion of any copy must not be taken as any endorsement by The Publisher. Views expressed by contributions are personal views and they are not necessarily endorsed by The Publisher. IN NOOSA Magazine is printed on 100% recyclable paper. Please dispose of responsibly.

COVER IMAGE: “Tropical Dreams” by Cass Deller.






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The Team DEB CARUSO / PUBLISHER & EDITOR Deb has more than 20 years’ experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the public and private sectors including Earth Hour and more recently, Big Top Market Fresh. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them achieve their dreams.

JASMIN BOYD / SALES MANAGER As the former President of Sunshine Beach Surf Club and Noosa Biosphere’s Social Board, Jasmin is passionate about her local community and growing the magazine. She also understands business having been a small business owner herself.

META GEORGESON / FEATURES & FASHION Meta has been working in publicity and media sales for 25 years. Most local business have worked with Meta and know her commitment to fresh ideas and servicing clients. She has helped many local organisations with PR for fundraising events and is dedicated to her community.




As a public relations and communications professional with extensive experience in the corporate and social enterprise sectors, including for Jamie Oliver’s social venture, Fifteen Foundation in London, Sharon brings a broad range of skills and experience to all areas of the magazine.

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KEITH HAMLYN / PHOTOS Keith has been a local photographer for the past 10 years, having owned his own gallery and running the much loved photo blog fotos in Noosa (fiN) and the I Sea U project. He owns The Studio 4567 and is a perfect go-to eye for capturing the people, places and products IN Noosa.



For a decade Paul Sheavils and the team at Led Design in Noosaville have been providing creative direction, marketing strategy, graphic design and web design for brands across Australia. Led Design specialise in implementing a visual language to best communicate while creating a unique creative edge. Thanks to Andrea Prasser, Isabelle Steiner and André Eberle for their contribution to this edition. Enjoy!




Co-founder of the Duke Douglas and Junction2 co-working spaces, Gary is heavily involved in projects for the Noosa Region to promote creativity and engagement in community projects. That’s when he’s not weaving wonderful websites or making coffees and promoting local artisans at Threads - his global collaborative retail space in Noosa Junction.


Floating Land returns with reflections on the past and inspirational messages for the future.


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I Sea U Event: IN Noosa Magazine Winter launch, The Base Gallery. Supporters of IN Noosa Magazine toasted the winter edition with a cosy gathering at The Base Gallery. Cover photographer Keith Hamlyn showcased works from his “I Sea U” collection, Bordertown BBQ kept the food coming and winter chills were banished by the popular fire pit provided by Broadcroft Design. Green Cathedral and Evie Blue Flowers added to the ambience with their beautiful furniture and flowers.

A Classic Returns! Event: Classic Malibu opens new premises, Mary Street. Customers, supporters and lovers of Noosa icons, Classic Malibu, gathered to hang ten with Peter and Janet White to celebrate the opening of their new space after fire destroyed their former shopfront of 35 years in January. Adding to the celebrations was the news of an export deal with China – believed to be the first time an Australian boardmaker will export to Hainman Island, which is renowned for holding world surfing titles.

Lofty Heights Event: King of the Mountain, Pomona. The 37th King of the Mountain at Pomona was a thrilling event for commentators and spectators alike. Those not running up the 438 metre high Mount Cooroora enjoyed the food and entertainment on offer from amusement rides and a petting zoo to craft markets, vintage cars and skateboard tricks – there was something for everyone!

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Yes Chef! Event: Film with Food, Noosa Long Weekend, Noosa Springs Resort. Slow Food Noosa’s sell-out screening of Chef was matched with a three-course feast inspired by the flick and prepared by some of Noosa’s favourite chefs - Aden Moriarty (Relish Restaurant, Noosa Springs), Matt Golinski and Patissier Eric Pernoud (Maison de Provence, Cooroy). Eric’s “Cuban Cigar” was the hit of the night! Visit for a sneak peek at how Eric made this divine dessert!

Synchronicity Event: Solo Exhibition by Tamara Armstrong at The Base Gallery. Tamara Armstrong brought her bright and fresh island vibes to Green Cathedral’s newly-opened The Base Gallery. Titled SYNCHRONICITY, the solo exhibition of works on canvas and homewares were inspired by the natural environment from mountains to the sea and were right at home in the clean and funky space.

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f I could bottle the essence of ‘Little Jo’ Power, I’d be a wealthy woman. Hers is an exquisite blend of humility, charm, persuasiveness, generosity and steely determination packaged in a petite frame. She’s notable for her long involvement in local surf lifesaving, but to label her a beach belle would do her a disservice.

Carolyn Beaton meets a a little powerhouse of self-determination and community spirit. Positive thoughts were the order of the day. “All you need is love and the beach … and a box of chocolates every now and then doesn’t hurt” became a favoured affirmation. Little Jo hasn’t done it alone, giving credit to her loving parents and good friend, Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club Manager, Anton “Moggy” Mogg for her fundraising success. Her work in tourism also enabled her to make valued friends and connections, many of whom became guides and listening posts and are still treasured to this day. Glen Puckeridge (‘Puck’) and Tony and Linda Jedynak are notable amongst them. “Without their support, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve all I have so far,” she said.

“All you need is love and the beach…”

There’s so very much more to her story. Jo’s life has been shaped by overcoming personal hardship. Dyslexia meant her early school years were a struggle. Bulimia zeroed in on her lack of self-confidence as a young woman, giving rise to depression and anxiety.

The joy associated with the birth of her daughter Taylah Jo seventeen years ago, was soon tempered by a diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune condition that causes various tissues in the body to become inflamed, greatly affecting quality of life. There is no cure. Yet this diagnosis proved to be the making of Little Jo. It was then that she drew a mental line-in-the-sand, and embarked on a new chapter that would lead to a focus on wellness and giving back.

She was tapped on the shoulder to become involved in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, and in her second year became the highest individual fundraiser for the cause. With subsequent events Little Jo revealed a big heart and a natural aptitude for building fundraising capacity for many worthwhile causes. She’s never kept a running tally, but highlights suggest she’s had a hand

Jo is always actively sourcing donations for various causes. If you can assist, please call 0418 184 957.

in raising a six figure sum for charity. There have been many beneficiaries in our Noosa community, particularly children and families affected by serious illness or disability - the Starlight Foundation, Sunny Kids and Sunshine Butterflies can attest to Jo’s sprinkle of fairy dust. Jo has been the recipient of the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club President’s Award, which recognised her charitable work and her contribution to surf education, particularly the Nipper and Seahorse programs. She’s “power by name and by nature” says her daughter Taylah Jo. And the Club also gave her a box of chocolates.


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Cass Deller has designs on the future with her whimsical, bright watercolours and hand lettering. Deb Caruso discovers her latest inspirations.

ot many people can make other’s dreams come true while they are living theirs, but Cass Deller is not like many other people.

At any one time, Cass can be juggling up to 50 jobs at once however, she is currently on a break after giving birth to the couple’s first child, Edward, just a few weeks ago.

Since 2013, Cass has been combining her love of watercolours with hand lettering to create whimsical and inspiring stationery for weddings and special occasions as well as textiles and packaging, even wallpaper.

“Motherhood is so amazing and offers a whole new view on life,” she said. “I’m really loving it and I still get to dabble in my painting and lettering in between feeds and sleeping.”

The former interior designer and retail design manager said studying graphic design a few years ago led her to discover her true passion of integrating hand drawn artwork and hand lettering into digital design. “I have always painted and loved different styles of writing and experimenting with different pens and ink for different effects and results,” she said. “Having graphic design skills has enabled me to extend my artwork and lettering into a format that can be adapted to various mediums.”

Cass has clients from all over the world mostly from referrals and also through her almost 10,000 Instagram followers. “I think my ability to combine calligraphy, graphic design and watercolour lends itself perfectly to wedding stationery,” she said. “People are looking for handcrafted work that will capture their authentic personality and

wear, cushions and napery; packaging such as iPhone covers, candles and soaps; and even wallpaper and pots. She has recently launched a range with Pillow Talk that will see her designs initially applied to cushions, beach towels and wall prints. Each design is unique and Cass always starts with a blank page. “I would describe my work as feminine, whimsical, bright, fun and positive,” she said. As well as mastering motherhood, she is currently preparing to travel to Hayman Island where she will hold watercolour workshops while also gaining inspiration for a range of scarves and sarongs that she has been commissioned to design for VIP guests of the resort.

feminine, whimsical, bright, fun & positive reflect their wedding style - they want to have something worthy of a pictorial spread in a bridal magazine.”

Cass and husband Brent moved to Noosa from Brisbane 18 months ago and haven’t looked back. Before the move, Brent left his role as an international barista trainer for a mainstream café chain to run his own business, Barista Tools.

Cass said she loved working on weddings. “The happiness is contagious!” she said. “I have a wonderful experience with my clients and the fact that I am contributing to one of the best stages of their lives is a rewarding and positive experience.”

“We were both working from home successfully and realised that we could work from anywhere – so we chose Noosa,” Cass said. Since the move, Brent also opened The Coffee Training Co alongside Cass’ studio in a warehouse space in Venture Drive, Noosaville.

Cass said her role often started with engagement party invitations or wedding date claimers.

“My work is inspired by my laid back coastal lifestyle, with elements of the ocean, flora and fauna very prevalent in my designs,” Cass said. “Moving to Noosa has really inspired me to bring my designs to life.”

“Then there is the wedding invitations, envelopes, place cards and menu cards for the reception and often, thank you cards,” she said. “It’s a long-term relationship!” Proof to her talents, Cass’ work has extended beyond the wedding market into textiles and her designs can be found on fabrics, including swimwear, dresses, children’s

Next on the list is the goal to release her own range of textiles including table linen and to expand her print range that features quotes with positive messages about life. Cass said she always had a passion for abstract water colours, and was mesmerised by the flowing forms they naturally take. “I love combining watercolours and lettering and am constantly surrounded by inspiration,” she said. “I always try to find the beauty in everything, and draw from that wherever I can. “We are so fortunate to live in Noosa the beach is my peaceful place and the ocean inspires me every day. The way each wave washes onto the sand, leaving a different impression every single time, reminds of the effect of water colour on paper. “Pair that with inspiring and uplifting quotes helps to remind us to pay attention to our dreams and to ‘live in the moment’ every day.”

One lucky IN Noosa Magazine reader will win an A3 framed print of the “Tropical Dreams” Banana Leaf Palm as featured on the cover of our Spring issue. To win, simply email with “Dream Weaver” in the subject line and share your favourite inspirational quote. Entries close Friday 13 November 2015. The winner will be drawn at random. Prize is valued at $150.


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Dream Makers

Noosa is a place for making your dreams come true – if you are willing to put in lots of hard work and determination. Deb Caruso talks to some locals who have taken the plunge.


he birth of Ikatan Spa was originally packaged with a marriage proposal and thankfully, the award-winning business and the marriage of Katrina and Nick Thorpe has gone from strength-tostrength over the past 14 years. A qualified therapist and award-winning hairdresser, Katrina said she had the dream to create an authentic tropical day spa when she was a therapist in a hotel and Nick was away training the Saudi Arabian Air Force. “We were a dream team because I had the qualifications and know-how and Nick grew up working in the family’s nursery and landscaping businesses so he had the garden and maintenance practicality and financial skills,” Katrina said. She said Nick came home six weeks before they opened and it was like an episode of The Block

to get it ready but the biggest challenge was having a business in a small coastal town that was reliant on tourism. “We have learnt that that you can’t please everyone. Ikatan Spa has developed its own loyal following of people that get what we do and love it. “Our staff have taught us the importance of having a life outside of work, although we are only just starting to realise this for ourselves. Katrina finds it rewarding to help out new businesses and share her experiences. “Don’t listen to those who say it won’t work. Surround yourself with positive, successful people; be passionate enough to let it consume your life; do your research; know your industry; have a business plan and don’t be scared to adapt as you need to.”

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efore opening Little Cove Coffee nearly four years ago, Justin and Michelle Warrick used to come to Noosa to surf and felt there was a gap in the market for a local coffee roaster. “The original concept was to set up a wholesale roastery with a small café but instead, the café took over and became the biggest part of our business.” After three years of planning, Justin initially worked full time in the business while Michelle continued teaching until the business could sustain her on a more permanent basis. She said they initially wanted to create a lifestyle while doing something they loved. “We know a lot more now than we ever thought possible,” Michelle said. “We are still learning but we have more love and passion for it now than we did at the start."

Despite burning the first batch they ever roasted, the coffee is now supplied to a growing number of local cafes and outlets that Michelle says are like-minded businesses, including cafes in Cunnamulla and Charleville. While Michelle said achieving the family work-life balance was a challenge but they had been blessed with good staff. As for advice, Michelle says to do your research and go for it. “I have learnt to breathe, relax, chill out and focus on the important things.” Justin also encourages others to take the plunge. “If you don’t do it, you’ll never do it,” he said. “Believe in yourself and accept the lifestyle changes that come with it.”


fter nearly closing earlier this year, Surf Meets Southwest owner Teena Osmond truly believes in the power of dreams.

“Surf Meets Southwest was created from a place inside of me that was missing - my childhood home,” she said. “The memory of simple textures and smells that I was surrounded by growing up, were getting lost so I have created a space that is a step back in time. “It’s there to remind me of what is important in my life and it’s a place where others can be reminded too.” She was deeply affected by the sudden loss of her mother and still seeks inspiration from the lady who always encouraged her to chase her dreams. “Something my mother taught me really early in life is to trust the

feeling in your tummy which I have come to recognise as ‘instinct’,” she said. “Sometimes following your instinct doesn’t always work out like you thought but you come to realise that it was just a stepping stone to where you’re really meant to be.” Teena said she was still learning new things and that she continually tries to put the learnt behaviour into practice. “I don’t always get it perfect but the most important thing to me is that the people that I adore the most go to bed at night feeling loved, so I must be doing something right,” she said. “My biggest learning curve is striking the balance between my creative heart and business brain. I am still working on it….”


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Wired to wander Twiddling our thumbs has always been dismissed as a luxurious waste of time. Not anymore. Kristie Hayden talks to cognitive expert, Dr Muireann Irish, about our wandering minds, dementia and encouraging our kids to daydream.


y grandmother’s final years of life were spent crouching in the shadow of dementia. As torrents of words and photos raged past her, too fast to grab, she became evermore silent. Eventually the torrents weakened and a mere trickle of memory remained. Our final get-together was spent loafing in the shade of a magnificent blue-gum after an unimpressive nursing-home roast. Stomachs groaning with the trauma of overcooked lamb, our eyes met and held while other family members chatted away. Through her curious stare, I envisaged her mind at work, flicking through albums of time, trying to find a picture of me. Snapshots that faded to black from a disease surfacing in 1,800 Australians every week. Eventually she caved; “Who are you again?” Losing her rich network of memories was sadly ironic for a woman I remember as being the ultimate daydreamer. Most mornings she would sit as still as a post during breakfast, toast suspended mid-bite, staring into space. I was insatiably curious about her daydreams. As focused as ever, her brow furrowed, eyes glistened and head cocked periodically as a new thought popped in to entertain her. Was she remembering her beloved husband? His handsome face smiling under his slouch-hat? Or was she making future plans? Put lamingtons on the shopping list. Must vacuum the shag. Plans she would, before long, no longer comprehend. Both remembering the past and imagining the future are lost to individuals living with dementia who are, in reality, stuck in the moment. Thanks to ground-breaking research by Dr Muireann Irish of Neuroscience Research Australia, we can begin to understand the brain’s process of how, and why, imagination is affected in dementia. Neuroimaging shows the processes of remembering and imagining share similar underlying brain mechanisms. “I have demonstrated that individuals with dementia show profound deficits in envisaging possible future events and that such difficulties relate to damage to discrete regions in the brain,” Dr Irish says. “I have also revealed that individuals with dementia are unable to carry out simple actions at future time-points, which has obvious implications for their day-to-day functioning.” If this damage blocks the ability to daydream, is the result a bored indifference? Depression? No escape from present reality? “I hope to shed light upon the mechanisms underlying the devastating symptoms that are characteristic of (dementia), and ultimately to improve the individuals’ quality of life,” Dr Irish says. With this understanding, carers can structure patients’ environments so that being stuck in the moment is as enjoyable as possible.”

The Forgotten Art Of Daydreaming


aydreaming, or spontaneous cognition, is a uniquely human mind-wandering endeavor. “Daydreaming has been suggested to be one of the pinnacles of human evolution,” Dr Irish reveals. “We have the luxury of removing ourselves from the current moment in time to mentally transport ourselves on a fanciful journey, discover creative solutions to problems, plan for the future, and take a trip down memory lane.” Our unlimited source of internal entertainment not only relieves boredom. Crucially, it helps us revise our lives, learn from mistakes, solve problems with internal dialogue and mentally role-play forthcoming conversations with others. It also consolidates our internal moral code; we imagine what others are thinking and feeling, we have

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empathy. While other brain networks co-ordinate various activities such as hearing, movement and attention, the default network, or ‘daydreaming network’, activates when we turn off our focus. “In essence, this is the mind-wandering network,” Dr Irish explains. “It is estimated that we spend up to two-thirds of our waking lives letting our minds wander.” While neuroimaging shows the brain to be highly active during daydreaming it begs the question, do we daydream enough in our modern-day technology and attention-driven lives? Are we giving our brains enough ‘daydreaming’ exercise? Consider our younger generation, so computer-focused with little time spent simply twiddling their thumbs. We cannot get those decisive ‘light-bulb’ moments in any state other than daydreaming. Such moments usually occur in the shower,


lying on the beach or staring at a wall moments when our attention network is firmly switched off. With research now suggesting ‘downtime’ essential in allowing our scattered minds to regroup and recharge, we all have good reason to daydream. The human propensity to daydream, to remember, to imagine, to show empathy, is natural. It is the lifeblood of human evolution. “In fact,” Dr Irish says, “These are the very acts that make us the individuals we are.” So I’ll remember my grandmother for her daydreaming, her love of lamingtons and the photo of her handsome smiling soldier. While dementia went about stealing her memories and blocking her imagination, research into why brings us closer to a cure and it may well be discovered by a “eureka” moment whilst daydreaming.


you walked from devil ’s kitchen through hell ’s gates past the wildest seas to get to me where the deep blue ocean meets the lush green land a natural paradise laced in sand a place where I can close my eyes to the ancient rhythms of another time here with you i don’t need a thing it feels like little cove in the spring or tea tree bay on a perfect day like warm granite rocks beneath my feet like the whole wide world doesn’t matter to me like I’d leave it all behind in a heart beat Nekita Roberts The Australian Poet @theaustralianpoet


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The Breast Advice In a world of big business, poor product knowledge and self-service, Lady Bird Noosa in Noosa Junction prides itself on being quaintly small, wonderfully helpful and very knowledgeable. With a combination of more than 40 years’ experience of fitting lingerie, Glenda, Kathy and Rene will take as long as you need with patience and understanding to find the right fit and style. Yes, their fitting service may take up to 45 minutes. Yes, you may need a strong cup of coffee and a good lie down afterward and yes, you may be surprised that you are in fact a 14dd not a 12b, but at the end of it all you will have a great quality, comfortable bra that fits like a glove, enhances your natural assets and is suited to your lifestyle - and that’s all we really want isn’t it?

TEWANTIN’S HIDDEN GEM Zabe is a wonderful contradiction - coffee shop by day, bar by night; a hangout for youth and professionals; a place to meet for mums and kids and a social outing for older crowds who feel at home amongst the décor of old newspaper stories, sheet music, records and vintage furniture. Owner Cameron Howe said the space was evolving every day as the community defines what they want it to be. It is licensed from 10am until midnight with coffee and a selection of food, including gluten free and vegetarian options, available all day. There are lots of new and old materials to read and a bank of ipads for those who want to stay connected. Don’t miss live music on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons and 94 year-old Val playing old time favourites on the piano every Wednesday and Saturday. Zabe is a place with soul and truly offers something for everyone without the risk of being mainstream and boring. 98 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 5.30am–5pm; Fri 5.30am–9pm; Sat 5.30am–5pm; Sun 6am–6pm. Phone: 0400 235 810.

BEAUTIFUL STYLE � Bella Rustique has always been a haven for beautiful things and with new owners Peter and Maryl, the loveliness is going to the next level. Not only did they redesign and reopen the fashion and homewares oasis, they also welcomed a little brother for Liam with the recent arrival of baby Sequoyah. Inspiration has been drawn from their extensive travels and their experience as global fashion and production stylists is evident in the

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GET YOUR GLOW BACK! Ibuki Health and Wellness have brought an innovative new non-invasive skin treatment to Noosa, the amazing Viora V-touch. This technologically advanced skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation system zaps fine lines, acne scarring and stretch marks with no pain or downtime. We hear it’s so good you won’t be able to tell who has had it but you’ll be envious of their glowing complexion! Ibuki will design a personalised package to refresh, restore and rejuvenate your skin. Get in touch to find out how Ibuki Health and Wellness can help you get your youthful healthy glow back. or call 5447 5679.

various scenes that are laid out for your visual feasting! The café has been redesigned to make you feel like you are at home and if you want to achieve the same effect in your own space, personal styling is available. Chess played daily in cafe and foreign film nights on the first Thursday of each month extend the engagement with customers over and above the retail environment. 89 Noosa Drive Noosa Heads. Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat 9am-–4pm; Tel: 5449 2278. Sunday by appointment, 0434 990 667



Earth Jewel Creations is one of those surprise “finds”- a tranquil oasis located in the heart of busy Noosa Junction. You will love the relaxed vibe of the ambient beach style haven which is a treasure trove of inspirational jewellery handmade in store by Jo McAlinden. Jo is following her passion by combining her design flair with the beauty and energy of crystals to create unique designs which radiate earthy, bohemian charm. You can also celebrate your own individual style, by personalising jewellery with hand-stamped word or name charms. Watch Jo work her magic as she hand-stamps inspirational sayings onto charms. It’s a great idea for local businesses looking for something different to reward loyal customers or staff – we couldn’t resist creating our own IN Noosa pieces! Get yours online at or call into the design store in Arcadia St, Noosa Junction. Mon–Fri 10am–4:30pm. Sat 10am–2pm.

KNOW A french affair

Generator Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to exhibiting the best local, Queensland and Australian Street Art, as well as the occasional overseas artwork. The exciting new installation is the realisation of a dream for Karen Bracher who seeks to challenge perceptions and explore the notion of graffiti and street art in a welcoming environment. Modelled on the laneways of Melbourne, the inspiring space is an outlet for legal street art, provides a space for younger people and is a gallery experience offering Artist’s artwork for sale on a number of different mediums. There are also funky postcards, prints, cards, candles and jewellery available.

Eric and Francoise’s Maison de Provence has been a go-to French experience in Noosa for almost a decade. Everything is made fresh on-site daily with the purest flour, chocolate and butter imported from France with fresh produce, including specialty meats, sourced locally. Traditional tarts, sweets and desserts are made to perfection, well-balanced and not too sweet; macarons galore with superb flavours such as salted caramel, black sesame seed, even watermelon; and the daily breads are the real deal. Breakfasts combine traditional English favourites with a European twist or the traditional Vienoiserie including Croissants (naturally!), brioche and danishes. French provincial lunches are light and luscious from a croque monsieur to authentic cassoulet, using traditional Toulouse sausage handmade in Pomona! Master Patissier Eric has also created a wonderful range of gluten free goodies and prepares the most divine special occasion cakes. Francoise and daughter Erika keep the front of house running smoothly with warmth and humour. The styling, gifts and homewares make it impossible to leave this slice of France with an empty stomach or empty handed!

Sign up for a workshop or class on topics covering life drawing, aerosol, stencil, typography or lettering. You can also pick up your supply of MTN paints, Street Art Magazines and our very own IN Noosa Magazine. The Gallery is currently open Wednesday to Sunday and it is the perfect place to relax after a hectic morning at the markets to collect a piece of original Street Art, enjoy and absorb the raw talent of the artists on display. 97c Memorial Drive, Eumundi, /TheGenerator and @GeneratorGallery

9-13 Garnet Street, Cooroy. Phone: 5472 0077 Tues-Fri 8am-4pm; Sat 8am-3.30pm


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Lure of exotic edibles and bountiful harvests The rich and famous, bountiful and beautiful Margaret River region had Helen Flanagan’s taste buds in a whirl.


eander the wildflower-fringed road after turning off the Forrest Highway to the Margaret River region from Busselton to Albany. The stunning 300km length of Western Australia’s southwest coast is bookmarked by the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste to the north, and Cape Leeuwin in the south. In between are 40-plus beaches with surf-lashed sands and huge swells, national parks, Karri forests and oft-spooky caves. This is a region that has successively prospered on timber, cattle and more recently, world- class wine. Adding to the experience are some of the best surf breaks, hiking tracks, golf courses, water sports and seasonal whale watching. It’s little wonder locals are adamant there is no comparable region in Australia. Others say it’s two-faced. Cheeky perhaps? Well, there is the glossy magazine profile of fancy cellar doors, multi-course lunches, being seduced by the particular ‘nose’ of a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon and elegant retreats where fine dining is de rigueur. Turn the other cheek and head up a dusty bumpy track to lurk amongst seasonworshipping small batch farmers, biodynamic bakers, sheep’s cheese makers, snout-toground pig producers plus small wineries where the pick, crush and pour is done by hand, often by the family. And let’s not

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forget freshly foraged truffles even the French are clamouring for.

Vineyard Table

Where to start? Go In Style with Peter Norris at the wheel of his Jaguar Sovereign, with a tea and scones stop at quaint Nannup before heading to Manjimup for a tour of the 75ha Oak Valley Truffle Farm, a large contributor to the 85% of Australian truffle production. English oak and hazelnut trees, inoculated with the melanosporum fungus are planted alternatively in rows. “We’ve seen an amazing elevation in truffle quality this season,” says an elated Fabio Deitos, the Oak Valley Truffle manager who uses trained truffle dogs ranging from labradors and kelpies to German short haired pointers to detect the ripe Perigord beauties. “Plus, there’s been a 130% increase in production.” Time to whet the appetite and being spoilt for choice is an understatement. Vasse Felix was established in 1967 by Dr Tom Cullity. Today it’s one of the region’s largest producers and is owned by the powerful Holmes a Court family. Large sculptures grace the manicured gardens, there’s a chic-looking cellar door and a gallery of paintings houses Janet Holmes a Court’s private collection. Sitting on the deck enjoying a splendid spring day it’s easy to be placated by chef’s charcuterie plate and a glass of cabernet sauvignon.


Basildene Manor

Kytren goats cheese & Cullen chardonnay honey

IN TRANSIT Since 1971 when the Cullen Estate was planted, chemical intervention is minimal and the family’s concern for the environment paramount. All food prepared in the restaurant uses only fresh, biodynamic and organic produce which is sourced mainly from its own garden, such as the chardonnay honey used on the Kytren goats cheese dish. And how about a glass of Kevin John chardonnay before a stroll amongst the vines? Degustations don’t get much better than at light-filled, breezy and view-tiful Wills Domain, where the quiet and unassuming chef Seth James creates an impressive six or eight course marathon, using only the best ingredients.

Matching wines are optional but recommended. Where to stay? The Grand Mercure Basildene Manor, classified by the National Trust of Australia, has sumptuous rooms, delightful breakfasts, delicious afternoon teas featuring home-made jams plus beautiful gardens to admire. Cape Lodge has the feel of a grand country house estate. Twenty-two lavish guest suites plus a five bedroom private residence are arranged across 16ha of parkland, lakes and garden. Forest Suites, with lake and woodland views, private balcony and underfloor heating in the bathroom have an I-could-easily-live-here quality. Stroll to the Cape Dutch-style main lodge for

“…head up a dusty bumpy track to lurk amongst season-worshipping small batch farmers…”

aperitifs in the Drawing Room before a decadent dinner in the award-winning lakeside restaurant. Savour Margaret River wineries’ back vintages and fine fare from executive chef Michael Elfwing, who champions local produce, such as Pemberton marron and Arkady lamb, and also leads farmgate tours and cooking classes. Who doesn’t love sleeping under the stars? Five stars that is!


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Lamb takes centre stage at Cape Lodge

Marron at Cape Lodge

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Oak Valley Truffles

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Threads Project is a platform for upcoming and emerging makers and creators. When you buy from us you are supporting local talent and putting money back into their hands so they can continue doing what they love.

NOOSA CONCEPT STORE NOW OPEN The Junction Alleyway 24 Lanyana Way Noosa Junction, Queensland




Common Threads

How do artists turn doing something they love into something that supports their lifestyle? Deb Caruso discovers an international movement that is weaving its magic here.


ocal web developer, Gary Swanepoel, has launched a unique collaborative space to help local artists, makers and creators build their brand and get noticed on the world stage. “We’re all about bringing together a group of people with different skills, experiences and connections that can help take creative works to the next level so that it can operate as a business and not just a hobby,” he said. "There are a lot of barriers to entering the retail market but if we work together, these can be overcome.” Through the Threads Project network, participating artists can receive an online profile and account, professional photography, marketing advice and retail and exhibition space in the Threads Project concept store. The store also has the facilities in-store to print small runs of artist’s work on to t-shirts, cards, canvas and other mediums so they can test small runs of their products and fill small orders before launching in to a costly full-scale production run. “We have a retail space where artists can exhibit their works and customers can purchase prints or have designs printed on a t-shirt while

they wait,” he said. “We also have a large touchscreen display so that people can browse our full range of artists and order items to go. “The online environment is one thing, but to offer a retail space where customers can view the artwork close up, maybe even meet the creator, and have their order created while they wait, is in another league altogether.” Gary said there were a lot of talented artists making a lifestyle choice to live in Noosa and this project offered a way for them to build their business without having to spend a lot of time and money on marketing and promotion. “We want to send the message that there’s no reason why you can’t live in Noosa and make a living in creative industries," he said. “We're providing the platform for artisans to reach the global market as well as forging new connections. Each new artist that we list brings their own community with them who then receive exposure to our other creators, and so the connections grow. Artists also have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in local events including Junction Alley and Noosa Junction Laneway – a collaboration of music, food and art. The retail space is still a work-in-progress but already features an impressive display of several local artists including painters, sketch artists and photographers. Local jewellery, homewares and furniture designers, swimwear and clothing designers plus local tea blenders and coffee roasters make for a truly unique shopping experience.


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Gary said it was critical to have a supportive landlord. “The owner of this building, Dave, has been amazing in helping us with this movement,” he said. “He understands the vision we have and what investment is needed from his end. This would never have been possible if he didn’t work with us to provide an organic and supportive environment for artisans to flourish.” Threads Project currently represents more than 40 brands internationally with new people signing up regularly. They are also planning to launch a Makers Space as part of their Co-Retail movement and are always looking for more local artists, makers and creators to join the movement. SUBSCRIBE & WIN Subscribe to the Threads Project Newsletter and you could win a limited edition pair of Dunlop Volley High Tops hand illustrated by a local artist. Visit for more information. Terms & Conditions: Valid only for new subscriptions from October to December 2015. Style of shoes may change depending on shoe size and choice of artist. Winner will be selected at random and notified by email.

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food bites


Gaston’s catering and events business has outgrown their Hastings St kitchen, driving owners Pascal and Kristie Turschwell’s decision to open a new outlet called Kitchen Shed. Located in Lionel Donovan Drive, Kitchen Shed has the storage capacity and a full commercial kitchen to service the catering side of the business as well as opening from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday with a tuckshop-style café that is reinventing ‘fast food’ with delicious daily specials all made on-site.

FOX AND HOUND Inspired after undertaking a Barista Training course at The Coffee Training Company, 22-year old Bradley Cole convinced his

parents and uncle to give him four square metres of the floor space at Cooroy’s Richies Bakery and he hasn’t looked back. Since opening Fox & Hound Espresso, this little hole-in-the-wall in Maple Street has been pumping out about 120 cups a day using Noosa’s First Batch Coffee.


taking a fresh look at the event to avoid a repeat of what happened this year when the Festival went into voluntary administration. We're sure that no-one in Noosa wanted to see the Festival disappear and will be eagerly watching what Jim dishes up.



You can now get your favourite drop of black or white with a serious splash of blue as an increasing number of coffee shops and cafes pop up along the banks of the Noosa River. The newest kid on the block is Little Boaty which recently opened as part of Noosa Boathouse’s fresh new facelift. Open every day from 6am, it is serving up Wolff Coffee (a Noosa debut!) with great brekky options and delicious goodies baked in-house.

While 13 may be unlucky for some, Jim Berardo hopes that it will turn his luck around when he steps up to deliver the 13th Noosa International Food & Wine Festival from 19 to 22 May, 2016. Jim has indicated that he hoped to pay the outstanding creditors from the 2015 Festival within two years and that he would be

RIVER FESTIVAL The Noosa Boathouse team are also gearing up to deliver the Spring River Festival on Sunday 11 October from 11.30am to 8pm. Funsters of all ages can enjoy live music, Stone & Wood beers, street food and wine on the Boathouse lawn. Entry is free but you should throw a few coins in for Sunshine Butterflies Charity on arrival. Bring your friends and family down and enjoy chilled out tunes by the river.

visionary Danielle Gjestland and her fabulous crew including sushi master Jiro Numata and head chef Zeb Gilbert who serve up consistently inspiring cuisine using fresh ingredients from Wasabi’s Honeysuckle Hill Farm.


WASABI WIN! Wasabi topped the Queensland Regional list and entered the Hall of Fame as one of Gourmet Traveller 2016 Australian Restaurant Guide’s Top 50 Restaurants. This accolade is a landmark achievement for owner and

With Acres Noosa finally open, sisters Katie and Margo who have been serving up delicious juices and other goodies for the past 18 months now have a stunning venue befitting their great food and wonderful service. Keep an eye out for Noosa’s smallest bar which will be offering tapas and drinks in the courtyard daily.


A FLUX FEAST! Friday 23 October – 12 noon Enjoy four courses of the best local produce served with matching wines and overlooking the Noosa River in the relaxed ambience of Flux Noosa. FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER – 12 NOON FOUR COURSES WITH MATCHING WINES $68 PER PERSON Bookings essential on 5455 6540

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ON THE MONEY Good luck to Miss Moneypenny’s who are up against seven other venues to keep the title of Best Regional Bar in Australia for the second year running. The Australian Bar Awards will be announced on 22 September – good luck! We are also looking forward to seeing the new menu from head chef Peter Ridland which is set to feature local producers such as the Eumundi Nougat Company and Strawberry Fields. “We want to support as many local producers as possible,” he said.

ON THE TRAIL! Choose your own foodie adventure with the freshly relaunched Local Harvest The Sunshine Coast and Surrounds Regional Food Directory. The website is looking fabulous with more than 170 Sunshine Coast and surrounds-based food and beverage producers (growing daily), as well as lots of great new features to help you

connect with our regional foodie heroes, including social media feeds, YouTube videos and lists of retail stockists. Local Harvest creator, Petra Frieser believes “Food is life, so surely good food equates to a good life!” Here, here! Get on the trail at


Organika Noosa welcomes new owners David and Gayle Rogers who will continue the strong ethos established by brothers Josh and Kris Barry. Fresh from Sydney (and Chicago before that), the husband and wife team are very excited to maintain the store’s passion for organics and are committed to supplying a broad range of organic products, fresh produce and supplements. As parents of two boys aged 3 and 6, they will also focus on providing convenient organic solutions for busy families. Drop in and say hello and check out the weekly specials and new products. To celebrate, ONE lucky IN

Noosa reader will WIN AN ORGANIC HAMPER full of goodies worth over $150. Email hello@innoosamagazine. by 4 October and tell us why you love Organika!

ADVENTUROUS Nourish at Tewantin has gluten free and grain free Adventure Loaf made by local bakers. It is organic, biodynamic, hand-made, freshly milled and yeast free! It’s also packed with super ingredients including sunflower seeds, linseeds, quinoa flakes, hazelnuts, chia seeds, psyllium husks, Celtic salt, coconut oil, local raw honey and filtered water. Now, that’s an adventure you don’t want to miss!

SPICE IT UP With the newly-rebranded Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, head chef Michael Jenkins is keen to showcase his new menu and direction at View on Little Hastings. Guests can look forward to modern Australian cuisine with Japanese and Asian influences washed down with a sparkling new wine list. GM Steve McPharlin said the restaurant would also be refurbished to take full advantage of the stunning Laguna Bay views.




Noosa shone at the recent Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar for being awarded Best Italian Restaurant; Sails Restaurant for winning the Best Formal Seafood Restaurant and Noosaville’s The Burger Bar for taking the Best Burger Café gong.

To celebrate the launch of best-selling local author Tania Hubbard’s second cookbook, Abundance, we have 5 copies to giveaway! “Whether it’s a speedy nourishing dinner, a quick healthy snack, something for the kids’ lunchbox or a kick-ass breakfast this cookbook will show you how easy good food can be," Tania says. With basic equipment and a handful of ingredients this book celebrates food that makes you feel great! Designed to suit those living a gluten free, grain free, nut free, dairy free and egg free life, the book is packed full of delicious recipes and really useful hints and tips to help you bring your body back into good health.

OFF TO ITALY Slow Food Noosa recently helped Jen Bucher from Maleny Cheese represent Australia at "We Feed The World" in Milan and are now calling for nominations from producers to represent the region at Salone del Gusto in Turin next year. Previous recipients include Sally Hookey from Hinterland Feijoas, Trevor Hart from Cedar St Cheeserie and Matt Golinski. Get in on the act by attending an upcoming FUNdraising event that generally involves local food prepared by brilliant Noosa chefs in interesting locations!

To WIN a free copy of Abundance, simply email and tell us what makes you feel great about living IN Noosa.

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Spring Flavours As a kid I’d do anything to get out of eating the frozen peas I was served for dinner every night. But if they were fresh, uncooked peas straight from the pod I could eat them by the kilo. Podding peas may seem like a tedious task, but I like to think of it as one of my “therapy” jobs. Peas are great in soups, pureed, in rice dishes like risotto, pilaf or fried rice, sautéed in butter with garlic and bacon or mixed raw through a salad. Choose small pods that have been freshly picked as they are generally the sweetest. Peas go with: rice, pasta, bacon and ham, mint, goats cheese, butter and cream, potatoes, chicken, beef and fish, garlic, eggs



Rainbow chard is essentially silverbeet with beautiful brightly coloured stems. It comes in lots of different colours from deep red, fluorescent yellows and oranges to bright greens and purples. The leaves are usually stripped from the main stem and blanched, and the inner ribs braised, steamed or pickled. Chard is full of vitamins and iron and makes a great substitute for English spinach in lots of dishes. Great in soups with legumes or potatoes, added to frittatas or mixed with fetta or ricotta as a filling for pies or stuffed pastas like cannelloni and ravioli. Rainbow chard goes with: eggs, rice, bacon, cream, fetta and ricotta, pasta, tomatoes

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Spring has sprung and some of Matt Golinski’s favourite foods are now in season. Find out what makes good eating now and how to prepare them.


Blueberries are high in vitamin K and C and antioxidants, and are low in sugar which is probably why they’ve recently been inducted into the “super foods” hall of fame. They have a dark blue skin and a clear, juicy flesh and are often covered in a natural white gloss or “bloom”. Their semi-sweetness and slight acidity makes them the perfect match for desserts, pastries, muffins and tarts. Locally-grown blueberries are around from September to February. Blueberries go with: other berries, cream, citrus, chocolate, almonds, sugar, pastry, yoghurt


Tangelos are a hybrid of pomelos or grapefruit and mandarins, so they have the acidity of a grapefruit with the sweetness and perfume of a mandarin. They have a deep red/orange, easy-to-peel skin like a mandarin so they’re a convenient snack food. They’re low seeding so they are good for segmenting for salads and desserts. Tangelos go with: olives,fennel, seafood, cream, sugar, beetroot, duck, cardamom


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For the gnocchi: • 400gm unwashed potatoes, peeled and diced • 100gm (approx.) plain flour • pinch nutmeg • salt and white pepper

Ingredients: • • • • • • •

6 large rainbow chard leaves 1 onion, diced 1 cinnamon stick pinch saffron 1tsp cumin seeds 2tbs olive oil 1 cup basmati rice

• • • • • • •

375ml hot chicken stock 50gm pine nuts, toasted 50gm raisins, roughly chopped 2tbs fresh dill, chopped salt and pepper 50ml lemon juice 50ml olive oil

• 300gm small zucchinis, sliced into 1cm rounds • 150gm firm ricotta • 30gm Parmesan, grated • 20ml lemon juice • ¼ cup mint leaves • salt and cracked black pepper

• 1 clove garlic, sliced • 50ml olive oil • 1 cup fresh peas



Strip the leaves gently from the stems of the chard and blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and run under cold water. Gently squeeze the leaves and spread out flat on a tray covered with paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.

In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until just cooked. Drain well and pass through a sieve, mouli or ricer. While still warm, mix in the flour and seasonings until just combined. Roll pieces of the dough into logs 1 – 2cm in diameter, then cut each log into 2cm pieces.

Sauté the onion, cumin, cinnamon and saffron in olive oil until the onion softens. Add the rice and cook over a low heat, stirring regularly for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock, stir and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to as low as possible and cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts, raisins and dill and season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Cook the gnocchi one half at a time in boiling salted water until it rises to the surface, then transfer to a bowl of iced water to refresh. Drain well and toss with a little olive oil. Sauté the garlic in olive oil until lightly coloured, add the peas and zucchini and cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes. Crumble in the ricotta and fry until it starts to colour.

Take half a chard leaf, place 2 heaped tablespoons of mixture on the front edge of the leaf and roll up like a cigar. Pack into a lightly oiled tray and repeat with the rest of the leaves.

Add the gnocchi to the pan with the Parmesan and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the lemon juice and olive oil over the rolls and cover with foil. Bake at 180°C for 25 – 30 minutes. Serve warm with yoghurt sauce and green salad.

Divide between 4 bowls and garnish with the fresh mint leaves.


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Matt Golinski shares three delicious dishes inspired by his favourite spring ingredients.


Ingredients: For the pastry: • 250gm plain flour • 125gm butter • 60gm caster sugar • 1 egg For the syrup: • 500ml tangelo juice • zest from 1 tangelo, finely grated • 100gm caster sugar • 5 egg yolks • 50gm cornflour

To serve: • 1 punnet fresh blueberries • 2 tangelos, segmented • 4tbs orange marmalade, warmed • 200ml double cream, to serve


Method: In a food processor, pulse the flour, butter and sugar until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg and process until the pastry just comes together. Wrap in plastic and leave to rest for 30 minutes. Roll the pastry to 5mm thick and cut circles large enough to line 6 small or one large tart tin. Trim the edges and blind bake at 180° C for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and weights and bake for a further 5 – 10 minutes or until the pastry is crisp all the way through. Bring the tangelo juice, zest and half of the sugar to the boil. Whisk together the yolks, remaining half of the sugar and the cornflour together in a heat proof bowl and slowly whisk in the hot juice. Return the mixture to the saucepan and stir over a low heat until it thickens. Divide among the pastry shells and allow to cool.


Decorate the tops of the tarts with the blueberries and tangelo segments. Gently brush the warm marmalade over the tops of the tarts to glaze them. Serve with a big dollop of double cream. SERVE WITH



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free range facts

Matt Golinski sorts the facts from the feathers in the free range debate.


here’s a lot of confusion around what constitutes a product being truly free range. With the big supermarkets keen to cash in on the modern consumers' desire to try to make ethical choices when shopping, the free range industry is being driven to push the limits to keep up with demand.

The national standard for free range egg production throughout Australia specifies a maximum stocking density of 1,500 birds per hectare, however a recent survey by CHOICE found that only 14 out of the 55 “free range eggs” branded products on the shelves actually met those standards, with many farming up to 10,000 birds per hectare. So how do we know if what we are buying is free range or not? For a start, some egg producers actually specify on their cartons what their stocking

density is. Otherwise CHOICE has a full list on their website of all of the main egg producers and their stocking densities. A little research on a producer's website or Facebook page will usually give you a fair indication of how they run their business and whether or not they fit the humane model of farming.

Moya Valley Poultry Kev Ross has been supplying butchers and IGAs across the coast with top quality free range chickens for the last 21 years. On his property at Imbil he produces and processes around 1,200 chickens per week with a stocking density of around 1,000 birds per hectare. His chickens are allowed to develop naturally over a 49 day period as opposed to force fed chickens which are full size within 34 days.

The other option is to try to buy direct from the producer through farmers' markets and get to know the people you are buying from. Knowing the story behind 'where' and by 'who' produced your food gives you a much greater respect for it. Here are a few of my favourite free range producers from around the Noosa Region:

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Melsted Park Eggs

Rhodavale Pork

Michael and Anna Henbury have been producing eggs and meat chickens on their 150 acre farm in Lawnville Rd, Black Mountain for the past 12 months. They struggle to keep up with the demand for what has become a cult following by consumers. Protected from predators by a resident goose, the chickens are free to forage within an enclosure which is moved to fresh pastures regularly to provide a constant supply of natural fodder and allow the land to regenerate.

Melinda Murnane swore she’d never be married to a smelly pig farmer, but when Brad brought her home a piglet in 2009, she realised they don't smell bad and fell in love - the rest is history. They now run an ever-expanding free range farm on their 430 acres in Lower Wonga, North West of Gympie. They produce Large White x Landrace pigs in a healthy and happy environment, allowing the piglets to ween naturally at around 8 weeks. Their pork is available at Sunrise Meats, Shaw’s Meats in Gympie, Maleny Butchers, Kilkivan Meats and Andy’s Gourmet Meats in Belmont.

Melsted’s meat chickens are available from Eumundi Meats and the Dagun Farmers Markets every Saturday afternoon from 3pm. Their amazing eggs are available at Tewantin Plaza Fruit Shop and Wright Cut Meats, Cooroy. They open their farm gate to customers every Saturday from 7am – 9am, but get in quick!

To discover more local free range farmers visit or or visit the Noosa Farmers' Markets every Sunday from 7am until noon at the AFL Grounds, Weyba Rd, Noosaville.

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Spring 2015


Ricky’s refreshed Matt Golinski returns to Ricky’s to find some refreshing changes to an old favourite.


oosa has long been held in high esteem around the country as one of Australia’s top foodie destinations, with holiday makers from the southern states filling hotels and resorts every season, safe in the knowledge that their taste buds will be well catered for. Restaurants have come and gone over the years, but there are always the steadfast iconic ones that everyone knows; Bistro C, Sails, Season, Wasabi, and of course, Ricky’s. Formerly Ricky Ricardos, Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant has maintained a consistently high standard of food and service over many years in one of the most beautiful settings in the country.

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“…a whole new level of finesse and excitement to the menu.” In fact, in 2005, the Sydney Morning Herald named Ricky’s as one of the top 10 destination restaurants in Australia, alongside Tetsuya’s and Bennelong, and for good reason. Perched over the Noosa River, it’s impossible not to relax as the river breezes wash over you and lunch turns into dinner in the blink of an eye. Ricky’s has seen some changes over the years, including an extensive makeover giving it a sleek modern look while still retaining its casual, relaxed atmosphere.

Its emphasis on shared-style starters is still a big drawcard for diners, but with Braden White’s understanding of modern technique combined with his love of sourcing the best possible local produce, he brings a whole new level of finesse and excitement to the menu. And a recent change of guard at the front of house has seen David Jouy bring a fresh energy to the team. Originally from France, David’s wealth of impressive experience in Michelin star restaurants in London, and most recently his positions as General Manager

of Becasse Group and Coogee Pavilion in Sydney make him well qualified to lead Ricky’s onward and upward. One of David’s first priorities is to redefine Ricky’s as less of a “special occasion” restaurant that’s reserved for birthdays and anniversaries, and encourage diners to treat Ricky’s as their local weekday haunt. David and Braden will also be organising regular guest chef dinners, inviting some of Australia’s best chefs to come and share a little piece of themselves with the Noosa population. On 13 October, Tony Kelly, David Rayner and Yours Truly will be joining Braden to prepare a four-course dinner showcasing some of the best ingredients our region is producing this spring. I’m looking forward to spending some time back in the place which for me, and I’m sure for most locals and tourists alike, holds so many beautiful memories.

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Winter Warmer IN Noosa Magazine guests indulged in a winter feast of heart-warming dishes prepared by talented head chef Braden White and his team at Wood Fire Grill in QPlace. Guests were treated to a fabulous selection of shared dishes featuring some of the region’s top produce all washed down with some delightfully seductive wines chosen by Ricky’s new Restaurant Manager, David Jouy.

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raden White’s love of local produce and how to really work a wood-fired grill were on show. His superb re-invention of bread and butter sret the pace before we got down to serious business. Shared platters of heavenly flavours that cleverly balanced melt-in-the-mouth meats with silky gnocchi and palate-pleasing tomato sugo were expertly served with a refreshing glass of Screaming Betty Delinquente vermentino. These were demolished in quick time to make way for more serious acts with Moya Valley chicken and a whole fried baby squire competing for favours against a superbly-cooked Wagyu brisket. All were served with expertly-executed accompaniments and washed down with a delightfully robust Quealey Fionula Red Field Blend. Woombye Cheese Co rounded out the feast with the AlbalaMarques de Poley Cream Pedro Ximenex providing the perfect end to a perfect meal.



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Sustainable Sips

The buzz word of the decade would have to be sustainability. Tony Cox investigates what this means for his favourite drops and whether it is attainable.

In an environmental sense, people love the idea of sustainable, organic wine but when it comes to wearing the cost, they run away. A recent article in Cuisine Magazine from New Zealand touched on this when forecast numbers for organic and biodynamic wine production fell well short of expectations with the main reason being the expense, both in production and certification costs. Similarly, an article in The Australian this week stated that 85% of grape growers incurred a financial loss this year. Whilst there was no reference to where the sample was drawn from nor the sample size, if these

numbers are indicative of the broader Australian grape growing industry, there will continue to be cheap wine in the major chains which dominate retail liquor sales. Imagine being a buyer for the supermarket liquor groups, having your choice of fruit from a vast number of options, reminiscent of the choices which confront The Bachelor – but without the rose ceremony. In truth, many quality wine producers already utilise sustainable farming practices. Not because it is fashionable to cater to a significant market segment but because they believe it provides better quality fruit and therefore, better quality wine. There is an increased desire to know and understand where our food is coming from and if this same principle applies to the wine industry, it would be a match made in heaven.


recent tasting of Felton Road wines, which gained biodynamic certification in 2006, highlights first and foremost the importance of focussing on fruit quality. These wines represent what can be achieved by having a sustainable approach to farming practices. More importantly, the fact that the winemaker has been there since inception provides a history and relationship with the vineyard which can only be achieved via such intimacy and longevity. Whilst sustainability is a noble objective, few have the capability to mesh both the environmental and financial definitions in one business. Felton Road has successfully managed to achieve both, and with continued good management and good fortune, should continue to prosper.

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The 2014 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling features sweet citrus aromatics with a touch of obvious sweetness - but not enough to realise you are drinking 59g/l of residual sugar. With a soft but persistent acidity wrapped in 9% alcohol, it’s perfect for spring. Enjoy with a bit of sushi after a swim at the beach.

The 2014 Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay is more in the grapefruit pith flavour spectrum. Given the region’s high natural acid, the wine goes through 100% malo but it is still lean and precise with a long acid line and delicious salty tang.

The 2014 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir has violets and spice aromas which lead to red fruits becoming savoury and that trademark slight herbal edge often found in Otago pinots. It finishes with gentle tannins and focussed acidity which will see the wine at its best in a few years.

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Queen for an Era

Nugget and Al find there’s something to love about Queen.

The year 1976 was a magical time, Gerald Ford was in the White House, the greatest ever underdog story, Rocky, had us flocking to the cinema and the regrettable disco era was still (sadly) in full flight. But all was not lost, because in the haze of platform shoes and jumpsuits shone a beacon of rock and roll sensibility: Queen – A Day at the Races. Like its predecessor, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races took its name from a slapstick-filled Marx Brothers movie, but this 10 track offering was anything but nonsense. If there is a failing of this album, it is that it feels somewhat two-paced, with cracking songs like Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy and Tie Your Mother Down overshadowing seemingly lesser album tracks like White Man and You and I. The old doctor’s cliché of “take two of these, and call me in the morning” applies strongly here, with neither

Opera or Races being stand out rippers on their own, but paired up, you are given a stark reminder of why Queen are still globally loved despite the fact that we lost Freddie almost a quarter of a century ago. In the studio, Freddie loved the feel of the overdub - heck on Bohemian Rhapsody, the guys had to endure 180 of them. So when it came to A Day At The Races, he was at it again on his personal favourite (and the best track), Somebody To Love. A truly amazing piece where the band sang like a gospel choir, and just layered the voices on top of one another for maximum effect. Revisiting Queen, it’s no wonder they were such a successful rock act. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who comes

near the on-stage theatrics or vocals of Freddie Mercury these days (though Adam Lambert’s recent efforts were commendable), Brian May deserves to be in the realm of any of the lauded rock guitarists of our time, and Roger Taylor could hold his own as drummer in any rock band. Apologies to John Deacon but then, no one ever remembers the bass player! In the wash up, this was another highly listenable Queen album that had a little something for everyone. Even if you weren’t an ardent Queen fan.

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Spring Flings

Lucinda Morley shares her favourite new releases for Spring.



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Award-winning Queensland author Susan Johnson lends her trademark wit to this story about the intricacies of love, family and relationships. The novel is set in a fictional Sunshine Coast village affectionately called ‘The Landing’, where the lives of holiday-makers and locals interweave. Woven around one couple’s faiing marriage, the relationships that emerge lead the reader to ponder what it is to be human and to love, the ups and downs and everything in between.

Rosie Waterland’s hilarious recaps of TV’s The Bachelor have thrust this hilarious writer into the spotlight. With more than 6 million readers, she has earned the reputation as producing ‘the best television writing since Clive James’. In this blackly comic memoir, Rosie celebrates being the ‘anti-cool girl’, growing up in a housing commission home and trying to navigate adulthood through a minefield of eating disorders, nude acting roles and awkward Tinder dates. Her solution: embrace all of this and become the anti-cool girl.


EARLY ONE MORNING Virginia Baily RRP: $29.99 | Hachette

David Lagercrantz RRP: $32.99 | Hachette Lisbeth Sandler and Michel Blomkvist are back! Swedish author David Lagercrantz picks up the Millennium series where Stieg Larson left readers at the end of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. In this installment, which has been authorized by Larson’s estate, super-hacker Sandler is taking on the American National Security Agency, whist being targeted by ruthless cyber gangsters who call themselves The Spiders. A must-read for the millions who were hooked by the first three tomes.

This is a tender love story between a mother and son, set during and after the Nazi occupation of Italy. The tale opens in 1944 in Rome’s Jewish Quarter when a mother hands her young son over to an unknown onlooker in a last attempt to save him from the German occupying forces. The relationship that ensues between the boy and this otherwise stranger forms the narrative of this compelling tale of love, loss and belonging. Although, this is Baily’s second novel, it has been credited as being an absorbing piece of storytelling that is fearless, witty and full of flair.


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As the weather warms up, it’s a good excuse to update your wardrobe. Deb Caruso uncovers the top trends for Spring.


Casual or cocktail but always comfortable with drop waists, double high slits or classic cut – anything goes!



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2./ Figure out your skin tone and then find a hue that complements it – from amber and canary to saffron and marigold, yellow will brighten any outfit! If you’re shy, start with accessories to add a pop of colour!

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IN FASHION 11./ Sick of black and white? Blue is here to save the day! A subtle change of tone can work when you feel like making a statement without going overboard. And the navy themes are perfect for seaside adventures. 9./




Your feet will thank you for keeping it on the down-low! From sneakers to sandals and slides, ditch the stilettos and slip into something cute and comfy.


Don’t just don your activewear for a sweaty session, it’s the ‘go anywhere’ wardrobe staple that is an extension of your healthy lifestyle. In super new fabrics and eye-catching patterns, feeling fit never looked so good!

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18./ Fresh, bright and fabulous – florals for spring are big and beautiful or petite and abstract. Boldly feminine yet powerful, flower power is back in bloom!





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Brassy tones add instant luminosity to any outfit to ensure that you shine! Jewellery, handbags and even shoes can add polish to even the dullest outfit. 25./



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Geometric patterns are flattering, fun and interesting on the eye. Different shapes provide a unique and interesting look that, despite the mayhemic lines, adds up to a clean yet stylish finish.


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On Fashion

The 2015 Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival looks set to be the biggest yet. Deb Caruso previews the fashion action and the Noosa designers that will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk.


hen Clive Plamer unexpectedly closed his resort, the northern end of the Coast lost the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival. That setback, like countless others before it, didn’t deter Festival founder and director Jacinta Richmond who decided the show must go on and found a new home at The Events Centre, Caloundra.

Now in its eighth year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever with up to 30 talented local, national and international designers previewing their 2016 collections. The shows include couture, ready-to-wear, ethical design, swim and resort-wear. A trade lounge post and pre-show will allow festival-goers to purchase designs right off the catwalk. The event also incorporates the Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame and the Sunshine Coast Style Awards/Best Dressed List, in addition to model scouting by Vivens Models and an industry Q & A session. Charity ‘SHE Rescue Home’ will receive $1 from every festival ticket sold as well as selling their handmade crafts to support girls rescued from the most horrific circumstances. Tickets for this unmissable evening of fashion are available on the event’s website and direct from the Events Centre with a range of packages available from VIP and front row seating to general admission. Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival Saturday 17 October 2015 Events Centre Caloundra Sunshine Coast QLD

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oosa designers that will be represented at the Festival include:

Hive Swimwear will preview their latest collection in sports fashion swimwear for the surf and pool. Showing for the 8th year in a row, Hive is a Sunshine Coast success story, now available in over 100 stores across Australia, online and in 20 stores within Europe. The cuts and styles improve functionality and customisation allows for the perfect fit. The label also has an ultra chlorine-resistant collection. Bikini Genie is for the woman who demands to be noticed and is the life of the party. Designer Karlah Condon’s collection is glitzy, glamorous and in-your-face street-style. The tailor-made and hand-embellished pieces will turn heads on the catwalk. Cymbeline ART is where the painter’s canvas meets fashion. Picasso, tribal art and

Central American culture is colourfully painted onto rugged denim canvas, jeans and clothing that tell their own story. Originally from Bundaberg and now in Marcus Beach, Natalie Ing, will be showcasing her label at the SCFF for the first time.

Bruce Bikini is sexy, glamorous and a little provocative. Designer sisters Brooke and Hayley Stephen created this high-end couture bikini line for the woman who wants to be noticed. Luxury swimwear at its most glamorous.

Hatha Clothing is for all Yogis. Modern and stylish Yoga and active-wear based on the Sunshine Coast and created by Brazilian native Paula Magrani. The exquisite vibrant prints and high performance yoga wear in soft, breathable second-skin fabrics will invigorate your soul. Perfect for making you feel and look good on and off the yoga mat.

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Spring into it! Spring is here so Erin Yarwood offers her expert advice for all levels of fitness to help you ease, jump or leap into the warmer months.

Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming, the days are warmer and… Oh that’s right… we have to expose our bodies again! Never fear – Erin is here, with some basic yet beneficial fitness info to help you put that spring back into your step.


If you let yourself go a little during winter, ease back into a fitness routine without hurting yourself by overdoing it. TRY: • Brisk walking to gradually pick up the heart rate, increasing your distance each day • Pilates for balance, coordination and a fantastic core workout • Yoga for a lovely stretch and to focus on your breathing.

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• Go for a light jog and gradually increase the distance

• Train with a Personal Trainer once or twice a week

• Sign up for cardio based fitness classes

• Sign up for a challenging event like Tough Mudder, Spartan etc

Maybe it’s time to pick up the pace a little and add some variety.

Ready to make your sessions that little bit more challenging?

• Join the gym with a friend to motivate each other • Participate in a fun run to set yourself a goal.

• Include a mountain climb (or 3) to your weekly regime.



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THESE EXERCISES ARE GREAT FOR ANYONE TO TRY: HAND TO ELBOW PLANK This exercise works on your entire core while giving your arms a good workout at the same time. Always ensure that your belly button is locked in towards your spine and your lower back feels good. Adjust hip height if needed and make sure to keep your neck relaxed. EASE… to make this one less intense, perform this plank combo on your knees instead of toes and stay just on elbows if your wrists are a little weak. 3 x 30 sec. JUMP… If this exercise feels a bit tricky, just stay at each level for longer ie: hold a plank on your elbows for 20 sec, then change to your hands for 20 sec. 3 x 1 min. LEAP… To make it balanced, alternate between your left and right hand for pushing up and going down to your elbows. You can up the speed to increase your heart rate, as long as your form stays good. 4 x 1 min.

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REVERSE LUNGES WITH KNEE UP Lunges are a great workout for your legs and bum as well as improving balance and your core. The more you push through your heels on the up phase, the more you will feel your bum working. Always ensure your knees are travelling behind your toes to avoid discomfort and make sure you are looking straight ahead for balance and good posture. EASE… Lunges can be tricky to start with, so begin by alternating forward lunges to get the hang of them first. 3 x 12. JUMP… Start out slowly with reverse lunges. Feel free to leave the knee lift out to begin with, and just focus on correct form. 3 x 10 each leg. LEAP… Adding a knee up to your reverse lunges increases the challenge of stability and also picks up the heart rate a bit more. If you’re working out with a friend, add a light punt kick at the top (with your workout buddy holding focus pads). 3 x 12 each leg.



BURPIES Burpies are everybody’s exercise they love to hate! Personally, I love them and hopefully you will too. They are a versatile exercise that really gets the heart pumping, and although you can get better at them, they never get easy. When performing this exercise, always ensure your back feels good when transitioning to the ‘plank’ position, by keeping your core locked. And don’t forget to breathe which sounds silly, but quite often we forget this vital step. EASE… So I don’t turn you off burpies straight away, you can always modify them, as with all exercises. Instead of jumping your feet out and in, just try and step them out one at a time. This will help also if you get any back pain and you can leave out the squat jump at the top and just stand up instead. JUMP… The perfect burpie consists of a squat jump at the top, then taking both hands to the ground, followed by jumping both feet out and in, then straight back into your squat jump. To increase this challenge, add a pushup at the base. LEAP… Don’t get bored with your burpies – mix them up!! Add a star jump instead of squat jump, travel them forwards down the room, do double jumps with your legs or take your whole body to the floor. The options are endless so have fun.


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Revive and Refresh ACUPUNCTURE – get to the point; thousands of years of Eastern medicine can’t be wrong!

Shake off the winter chills with these A-Z tips to help you be revived and refreshed for the warmer months.

BEAUTY treatments from facials to peels and, treatments - it’s time to put your game face on!

DANCE – move it and have some fun.

GROW your own vegetables

FLOAT – sensory deprivation allows your body to heal

EXERCISE – every bit helps

HAIR – freshen up with a new look

INCREASE your intake of superfoods

KARATE – boost your confidence and learn self-defence

JOIN a gym or social club

MEDITATE to calm the mind; massage to soothe the body

COLONIC irrigation and colon hydrotherapy is a great way to detox and improve your overall health

Say ‘NO’ to things

LAUGH – it’s good for the soul

Get OUTSIDE and soak up some Vitamin D



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nhance your indoor environment and transform an otherwise barren space with an organic cluster of colour, shape, texture and fragrance. Blossoms, orchards, sticks, unusual natives, large greenery and draping vines can create interesting shapes and structures. Composing various tones, different textures, staggered heights and multiple layers can provide interest and depth-of-field. Vines like fragrant Jasmine, Ivy or Dodda are very versatile and can give a flow effect to an

Jodie Hill shares her favourite spring blooms to brighten any room.

arrangement, even an impression of a cascading waterfall. Around this time, expect to see Tulip, Peony, Lilac, Blushing Bride, Boronia, Andromeda, Forget-me-not, Hyacinth, Hypericum, Poppy, Arabs Eye, Cornflower, Stock, Freesia, Chincherinchee and Sweet Pea, to mention a few.


There is so much on offer this spring. Flowers bring life and are good for the soul. So bring spring inside, have a play and enjoy them as much as I do.

Flowers' worst enemy is bacteria. To get the most out of your fresh flowers, use a clean vase, change water and trim stems every 2/3 days and add no more than half a teaspoon of bleach.

“...wide arbours of vivid orange to bright red poinciana flowers brighten up Noosa’s streets and gardens...”

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FLOWER POWER PERFUME RECIPE • Carrier oil (see below) approximately10ml – 12ml • Patchouli essential oil x 5 drops • Lavender essential oil x 7 drops • Geranium essential oil x 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil can be substituted for lavender or geranium essential oils if you like a citrus aroma. It’s not recommended to apply essential oils directly to the skin but use a carrier oil to hold the essential oils and select a carrier oil that does not have a strong aroma. Almond oil is good as a carrier oil as it is filled with vitamins and it absorbs easily into the skin. I would also recommend grape seed oil, camellia oil and jojoba oil. Find a cute little bottle that holds 15mls to blend your essential oil perfume in, making sure it has a good seal on the lid to preserve the essential oils. Pour carrier oil into bottle leaving enough room to add essential oils. Place the listed amount of essential oil in to the carrier oil and mix together. You can adjust the amount of each essential oils for your preferred aroma. Always select good quality carrier oil and essential oils and keep in a cool dark place stored in dark glass bottles Flower Power aroma is safe to wear on skin but always apply to a test area first, especially for sensitive skin.

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Katrina Thorpe appeals to our olfactory senses to liven things up for Spring.


ack in the 60s when flower power was all the rage, love was in the air and it seemed as if no one had a care. Wouldn’t it be nice to relive, recapture and recall some of those things that made this time in history so carefree? Let’s revisit some of the flower power of then and bring it back this spring.

oestrogen and testosterone and was therefore used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. So it seems patchouli helps make you feel good, chilled out, sexed up and you sleep better too, (not guaranteed to be in that order). It’s no wonder they had the flower power love going on in the 60s!

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” COCO CHANEL

Patchouli springs to mind as the most memorable aroma of the 60s ‘hippie’ and the flower power era, so bring it forward to now and create your own hipster version of flower power with our essential oil recipe.

Patchouli essential oil is known for its ability to help as an antidepressant, antiseptic, deodorant and a sedative. But wait there’s more, the aroma of patchouli essential oil is also used for stimulating sex hormones,

Blending patchouli with lavender and geranium essential oils helps balance the floral notes of the essential oils for the perfect flower partners. The benefits of lavender essential oil, which is good for numerous ailments, are used in our Flower Power aroma to help the mind with relaxation and the body to adapt to stress. The geranium essential oil is known for a multitude of uses, mainly in skin care but added to our Flower Power aroma for its ability to help with stress and hormonal balance.



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Spring Awakening


ith every new season comes the opportunity to refresh the space you live in. Whether you are looking for a short-term romance or long-term love affair, these spring trends are designed to breathe some fresh air into your living space and make your heart race.

Golden hues and silver metallics bring a touch of occasion to any setting. Mix and match with other materials such as stone and wood and pair with beautiful blues. You don’t need to have the whole treasure chest, just make the bling sing in photo frames, mirror edges, lamps and cushions. Cool copper 3./ and colour-dipped pots are also perfect for creating an effortless makeover for those dark corners. 4./

Vintage retro is all the go – from our living rooms to the café down the street. Whether it is the upcycled, recycled and reclaimed real deal or patterns and styles inspired by the 50s, 60s and 70s, what’s old is definitely new again. Timeless pieces such as lamps, clocks, planters and cushions give a nod to the days of yesteryear while recycled pieces provide instant cool and interesting talking points.


Break up a busy scene with attentiongrabbing headlines designed to say it like it is. Strategically placed signs or soft furnishings provide comic relief and charisma to any room.



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While coastal blues never go out of fashion in beachy towns such as Noosa, the colour blue is back in a big way. Fashion comes straight off the catwalk and into our homes with blue hues in a wide range of patterns and styles from exotic Middle Eastern geometrics to the swirling 70s and traditional Shibori tie-dyed simplicity. Not surprisingly, gardens are popular in spring as the new season comes into bloom and we prepare to spend more time outdoors than in. Outside, the focus is on feature pieces that bring an art gallery feel to the leafy greens. Inside, terrariums are back in vogue, with succulents replacing ferns as the plant du jour.




Knitting is no longer just for nannas with clever things made with rope, wool and other fabrics adding a rustic charm to any space. Binding, weaving, knotting, quilting and needlework are all the rage and can be used as holders for hanging pot plants, wall art, tassels and fringing on cushions and throws.

1./ Danish mid-century chest of drawers circa 1960. Mid Mod Oz, Peregian Beach. 2./ Seven Dandelions, Noosaville. 3./ Outside Noosa, Noosaville. 4./ Bella Rustique, Noosa Junction. 5./ Mid Mod Oz, Peregian Beach. 6./ Seven Dandelions, Noosaville. 7./ Bella Rustique, Noosa Junction. 8./ Green Cathedral, Noosaville. 9./ Signature, Gail Hinkley Design, Noosa Heads. 10./ Seven Dandelions, Noosaville. 11./ Outside Noosa, Noosaville. 12./ Broadcroft Design, Kin Kin. 13./ Fugu, Tewantin. 14./ Surf Meets Southwest, Noosaville.


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As gardens become an extension of our personality, one local design team is forging a strong future where forms meets functionality. Deb Caruso takes a wander up the garden path with the award-winning Broadcroft Design.


the past few years. Their background in the theatre and television set building industry provided them with the necessary skills for the manufacturing, design and project management aspects of the business.

The pair are perennial favourites at garden shows and currently make about 200 pieces per year for customers across the country, with consecutive 30% growth over

They are the perfect pairing where form meets function. Natalia is the creative designer while Duncan is the technical drawer who brings the designs to life and guides the structural components into workable plans.

or more than 14 years, husband and wife team Natalia and Duncan Broadhead have been creating hand-welded metal sculptures that range from public art to quirky garden decorations, large statement pieces, screens, gates and bespoke pieces for commercial building foyers and grounds.


he pieces are made from mostly corten steel which is more commonly used in architectural projects, such as bridges, for to its ability to rust to a certain degree before sealing itself. Everything is made by hand at their Kin Kin property using locally-sourced materials as much as possible.


hile they are continually adding to their design range, they also custom make pieces based on customer’s designs and concepts. Natalia said she was inspired by the simplest of things. “I love that people are injecting their personality into their gardens,” she said. “That gives me goosebumps.”

“Steel for me is a material that can look delicate but have strength. You are able to manipulate it into so many different shapes. If you make a mistake you can easily rectify it with cutting and re-welding, something wood or other materials don’t have.”


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Birds, bees and banksia men Helen Flanagan discovers more about the birds and the bees and the benefits of having them in our gardens.


oosa gardens are filled with nectar and pollen-laden flowers and flocks of lively, colourful birds are trilling and tweeting their praises in this bountiful spring season.

to the next, facilitating cross-pollination. Fruit and seed-eating birds include the fig parrot and the whipbird. Insect-eating birds like similar plants to those of nectar feeders, while the carnivores – such as butcher birds, kookaburras, currawongs and owls - look for frogs, lizards, small snakes, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets and more. The absence of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides encourages a natural biology in the garden that welcomes wildlife in.

from low-growing shrubs to trees approximately 20 metres tall. Some species like banksia ericifolia, are known for their spectacular flower heads, high volumes of nectar, and entice many bird species and even small mammals to feed off them.”

Kangaroo paws attract honeyeaters, red wattle birds and eastern spinebills, and bottlebrushes (callistemons) attract a variety including the insect-eating fairy wren. Another winner is the berries on syzygium “...wide arbours of vivid orange to bright red poinciana ‘bush Christmas’ better known flowers brighten up Noosa’s streets and gardens...” as ‘lilly pilly’.

In our avian paradise the big motivators are survival and procreation. If there’s a feed and it’s safe from predators, birds are more likely to visit. There’s some crossover, but generally diets put them into four broad categories: nectar feeding, insect feeding, fruit and seed feeding and carnivorous. Nectar-feeding birds have long, brush-tipped tongues for dipping into flowers. The flower provides the food source and the birds repay them by taking pollen from one flower

When it comes to bird-attracting plants Outside Noosa’s John Scomparin says grevilleas rate amongst the best. “Rainbow lorikeets are drawn to the nectar and seeds and won’t knock back the odd insect or two either especially from the ‘honey gem’ variety, and similarly ‘scarlet sprite’, which is a smaller-growing variety and flowers in the cooler months,” he said. “Grevillea ‘firesprite’ is a favourite of the scarlet honeyeater. “Banksias attract wattle birds and seedeaters such as cockatoos. They range in size

Remember the denser and pricklier the foliage, the better protection it gives birds from predators as well as providing safe nesting sites. Water encourages visits for a drink or a dip, but keep the source elevated so the birds feel safe. Flowering favourites for different spaces include the intensely fragrant gardenia, climbing jasmine, port wine magnolia with its creamy, yellow edged flower and hippeastrum. “It’s one of the few bulbs growing in south-east Queensland,” says John. “There are several species of the open, trumpet-shaped

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IN NATURE flower and colours include all shades of pink to red.” Melaleucas and leptospermum (tea-trees) are also in-flower now. The latter has flowers from white to shades of pink. A favourite tree which flowers in October is the jacaranda with its sea of purple, and in November wide arbours of vivid orange to bright red poinciana flowers brighten up Noosa’s streets and gardens. This time of the year is typically the driest in Queensland so watering is vital. It’s also a great time to fertilise and mulch in advance of the hot weather ahead. Help the environment and enjoy the sights and sounds of some wonderful winged visitors to your garden or courtyard.

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Left: Rainbow Lorikeet feeding in red-flowering gum. Top: Lewin’s Honeyeater amongst Grevillia ‘Sandra Gordon’. Photos: George Adams.

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about it. The inclusion of a helipad makes this property perfect for a corporate high flyer looking to find their own piece of paradise here in Noosa,” he said.


IN NOOSA A modern galley kitchen with views over the pool area and verandahs creates an impressive indoor-outdoor entertaining area. Featuring stainless and timber bench tops, a walk-in pantry, double stainless sinks and an under bench dishwasher with Ilve gas range, this kitchen is perfect for the avid entertainer. Bespoke bi-fold doors and windows throw the home open to the wonderful scenery and far reaching views over the Noosa Valley and Pacific Ocean beyond. The main bedroom and adjoining dressing room drift through to a fantastic ensuite bathroom with window-edge spa bath and walk-in shower. The great separation of private bedrooms and versatile living areas continues as you take the deep pile carpet

stairs to a lower floor featuring a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom, wet bar and office. This is an incredibly welcoming and fastidiously prepared residence in a simply breathtaking location. “This property has broken sales records in Doonan in 2007 and 2014 due to its enviable location in one of Noosa’s most exclusive addresses. This very special property will go to a very special person,” said Mr Berns. This dream property is for the most discerning clientele wanting the glamour and romance of an old world Queenslander with the comfort and convenience of modern luxury. A truly dreamy property.


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Floating Land

A renowned arts and environment festival is on Nina Shadforth’s art-radar where a small Noosa community transforms into a creative hotspot. 1

Floating Land occurs every two years and has involved artists, musicians, architects, photographers, filmmakers, academics and the community. It is a celebration of arts and the environment and this year, Floating Land is about taking time to reflect and reimagine past iterations and dream about future opportunities.

to focus closely on where you walk as you navigate your way along the lake’s edge. Some works will appear in the water and others in the sand, or maybe even the trees, but each work commanding your attention to stop… look… and ponder what the artist is communicating about our environment.

The highest concentration of artistic activity takes place along the foreshore of the pristine Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point. This year will mark the eighth Floating Land with the major celebration taking place over the October long weekend from 2 – 5 October, 2015.

In the nearby streets, a number of creatives reside within this community and during this year’s Floating Land event, the local artists’ studios will transform into mini galleries that will be open to the public as part of an ‘open studio trail’.

The unique thing about Floating Land is the environment in which it is held. The calm shores of Lake Cootharaba and the tiny township of Boreen Point will be transformed into an immersive and artistic experience in a sensitive way that does not impact on the environment, rather becomes part of it and either leaves without a trace or decomposes back into the earth from which it came. The point of difference in viewing Floating Land artworks, is that they are site-specific works and you will need

Not only will you see artworks in the environment, you may spot a roving performer,

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or for early-risers, you can attend a dawn jazz performance on the jetty! Even though it is a biennial event, Floating Land comes with a lot of energy and commitment. Once over, life in Boreen Point returns to normal. However, the lasting legacy of the event is the ongoing conversations amongst the community and artists, and the iconic images captured that keep it alive. A full program of Floating Land is available for download at or you can collect a program from council’s libraries and galleries as well as Tourism Noosa outlets. 1 Pamela Lofts Littoral Village FL2001/ John Russell


2 AKA Floating Land-Rising Sea FL2009 / Raoul Slater 3 Hartono & Mal Butterworth Tirta Manembah (Water Prayer) FL2011 / Deb Halls 4 GhostNets Australia workshops FL2011 / Deb Halls 5 Judy Barrass Converging Realities FL2013 / Raoul Slater 6 FloatingWords & Water Wall workshop FL2011 / Deb Halls


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Arts Radar Spring has sprung and this season Noosa’s vibrant arts scene is bursting with colour and light! Check out the best FREE local arts events the region has to offer. Threads Project

Noosa Arts & Crafts SPRING EXHIBITION Noosa Arts and Crafts presents their Spring Exhibition showcasing mosaics, pastels, porcelain art, smocking, textile art and watercolour by local artists. 12 – 19 September 9.30am – 3.30pm Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville


Tinbeerwah Hall

This event provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their work with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artist. There will be music from The Hi Boys, food and BYO drinks.


26 September, 6pm 24 Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction. Noosa Regional Gallery INTERPRETATIONS OF PLACE Interpretations of Place explores five natural Noosa features through the eyes of painters, photographer and poets. Featuring works by Rose Barry, Jan Bentley, Wendy Epp, Rick Sherwin, Grayham Bickley, Celia Esplin, and Sheila Mason. Until 18 October 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy A PLETHORA OF FLUX! This unique event features interesting works by Noosa District State High School senior art students. Come and support our budding young artists. Until 4 October POPUP! ART SERIES V – VII The fourth instalment of this popular series featuring new artists and new work, including new pop-up studios, workshops and demonstrations. Come and enjoy this fabulous space with your friends and family!

The Tinbeerwah Art Group is one of the longest-running art groups on the Sunshine Coast, founded in 1994 by patron and retired Art Teacher Gwen Blair. Well known for its diversity of talent, the annual art show will be held at their mountain top digs. Entry is a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Katie Rose Cottage. 18 September – 20 September Cnr Sunrise Road & Cooroy Noosa Road, Tinbeerwah Further information: 5473 0235 Julia Carter Studio Gallery JOY OF LIFE Julia is an award-winning local artist who has exhibited in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Italy, Vienna, Miami and New York. This latest collection captures the vitality and essence of nature and the significant magical moments of life.


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Optimistically Biased

Is it a good thing to be born with the glass half full? Paul Bird investigates The Optimism Bias: healthy friend or risky foe?


One historical example of this was the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 when a massively outnumbered English army defeated the French, in large part due to the overwhelming optimism of the French Knights in their own superiority and their failure to adapt to the muddy terrain against the long bowmen of the enemy. Hubris could be swapped for optimism on this occasion.

pparently, if you are human you are a born optimist. No, really! This is despite many people who label themselves and others as pessimists. Even pessimists are, in fact, optimists. Confused, incredulous? People who know me have regularly over the years labelled me an optimist. I have worn this label with some pride and enthusiasm. However, it now appears “optimism cometh before a fall” as there is a healthy optimism and a not-so-healthy optimism which, in extreme cases can lead to risky and perhaps life-threatening behaviours.

It seems the English, at least, have taken on board the learnings from Agincourt as large, complex engineering projects in the UK are now subject to Optimism Bias Calculators in order to ensure that risks are being viewed realistically and not skewing a project’s feasibility or delivery. Theoretically this should avoid cost, time, quality blow-outs and defects as well as long bowmen on the further side of sticky fields. Most useful.

Optimism, it seems, can be positive but also negative. Counter-intuitive? I have recently become aware of a human trait which psychologists are very interested in: The Optimism Bias. It seems that research is showing that humans are genetically programmed to believe, even if this belief is irrational, that things will somehow work out or that all those bad things which happen in the world are actually destined for the other guy (or gal).

I have often pondered as to whether people who we regard as leaders within our communities have a bias to being optimistic in order to achieve, sometimes against better judgement and the odds, the startling deeds which become their hallmark of success.

And this is a most useful thing, of course. Optimism can positively influence human health, economies and the movement of civilisations and historical events. It has propelled us “walking apes” to achieve myriad breakthroughs which have improved our lives through the ages.

Being an extreme optimist can be dangerous. Another historical note: remember Napoleon Bonaparte’s disastrous belief in 1812 that his all-conquering 680,000-strong Grande Armee could invade and subdue Russia? The result was the return to France only six months later of the surviving 27,000 fit soldiers following a campaign decimated by starvation and the implacable, remorseless cold of a Russian winter. A high price to pay for being an extreme optimist.

There is a danger to optimism.

Moreover, researchers have found that this bias crosses all differences of race, wealth, education and religion. So, it seems that to be human is to be optimistic. Tests have been devised to determine whether people are “extreme” optimists and therefore prone to risky or poor decisionmaking. Research has discovered that when you ask people to rate their chance of, say, contracting cancer, a majority underrate their risk and the extreme optimists massively underestimate their chance. This finding flows across similar questions in many areas.

While a fair modicum of self-aggrandisement was most certainly involved in Napoleon’s case, the result highlights what the scientists are telling us: we need optimism for survival and to thrive in life but too much of a good thing can turn life sour if taken to the extreme. Our pessimists and the optimists wear their self-ascribed labels with a badge of honour, seeing the world through a self-fulfilling prism which may or not be true.

And while it might seem instinctively obvious that being optimistic is better than being pessimistic for survival and progress, there is a danger to optimism, a risk that rose-coloured glasses can lead to disastrous or unintended consequences which we may regret in hindsight. This is because we may go into potentially risky situations or circumstances blind to the dangers, or relying unrealistically on our own capabilities and instincts to meet a challenge, when the truth is we have wildly underestimated both. We fall prey to our own distorted reality.

Are the optimists genuinely pre-disposed to the sunny-side-of-life or is it mostly a forced and fragile pretence? For me, I remain determined to continue my life as an optimist because nothing bad is going to happen to me. Right? For more on this read Tali Sharot’s book The Optimism Bias. A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain or view her TEDTalk.

Optimism can also unduly influence groups in what the business media of the 1990s used to call Groupthink. We love to be part of a tribe and a tribe which makes optimism its core value can be great fun and self-affirming for as long as the results are positive. Unfortunately the optimism cavalcade can end with a rude thump because both plans and actions escaped the type of detailed, sceptical scrutiny which allows us to go forward with eyes wide open.

Paul Bird is Publisher and Director of IN Noosa Magazine. He left a successful career spanning 36 years in the media and corporate communications industries in 2012 to pursue, among other things, roles as an Independent Director and Corporate Advisor in the profit-for-purpose charity and business sectors. A self-confessed Noosa tragic he has been a regular visitor and sometimes “resident” during the past 25 years.


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