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Calombaris sets sail to the Peninsula BY LIZ ROGERS

Get ready for this Peninsula people! Self-proclaimed “Safety Beach boy” George Calombaris is bringing his wholesome Hellenic diet inspired restaurant Mastic down south and that’s just for starters. Mr Calombaris has been a familiar face at Safety Beach for around 10 years. His children James (6) and Michaela (4) and his partner Natalie love the Peninsula lifestyle just as much as he does. “The kids’ eyes light up as soon as they know we are heading to the beach to see family and friends. We were down last Friday (March) and the weather was cracking! I mean, what’s not to love about it? I can get about without any hassles. Locals are friendly and the space… It’s a fabulous break from a hard working industry where it’s all about being busy and survival of the fittest.” And that’s what George’s life is, insanely busy and fit for a hard worker. There’s 17 restaurants, ambassadorial positions for Swisse, Bulla Dairy, Qatar Airways and Bowel Cancer amongst others, and then of course he’s co-judge on the mega successful MasterChef Australia on Network 10. I ask him if he is brainstorming while sleeping? “I don’t like sitting still and am always obsessed by something. This season’s MasterChef is going to be better than ever. You know you can feel it in your gut. MasterChef is like an extension of your own kitchen and everyone gets treated with respect. This one’s unbelievable and we have a lot of fun too.” “You don’t want to take things too seriously. That’s another thing I love about the Peninsula. Everyone is laid back, not too serious. Plus, there’s the best IGA on the PLANET in Dromana.” We ooh and ahhh together, “and Provincia is sensational,” he continues. So, here’s the Mastic deal. George has had two executive chefs scouring the Peninsula for the best local produce and he’s bought 19 acres in Flinders for winter time planting (think 90 per cent fruit and vegetables). There’s no set date for the opening of his mini holistic village (Mastic, produce and health retreat at Hummingbird in Red Hill) set on five acres in the heart of the Red Hill hinterland, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do! One thing’s for sure, George wants to plant roots on the Peninsula and the seeds are already sowing. “The Peninsula is full of fabulous stuff. You know there’s a National Park behind the (Hummingbird) site where Indigenous Australians used to smoke fish in the hollows of the trees. Radek Sali (his business partner) and I are keen to create a place where friends can experience food, lifestyle, health and happiness. I may even re-locate The Press Club…” What? Never! In the meantime, there’s the annual trip to Greece, television commitments, awards, cooking, family/friends and Peninsula produce and wineries to keep this Safety Beach boy very busy. He’s got the salt of the sea and earth deep down inside, so there’s no stopping him. MasterChef Australia season nine commences next month on Network Ten.


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From Egypt to Mornington BY ANDREA KELLETT

Dr Hassan El Laithy takes a seat overlooking the boats at Mornington Harbour. It’s twilight sailing night and Mornington Yacht Club’s first Egyptian member in 71 years and the former Egyptian Ambassador to Australia has obligingly agreed to an interview with Mornington Peninsula Magazine (Dr El Laithy was also the first Ambassador of Egypt to the Slovak Republic and has held many other diplomatic roles in a career spanning 33 years). Hassan, as he prefers to be called among friends, is one of the yacht club’s newest members. The club has made no secret of its excitement at having such a high ranking international diplomat join its ranks – they posted a photo of him on their website in February, soon after he joined, welcoming him. Naturally, when a former ambassador chooses to live on the Mornington Peninsula after his tenure finishes, it’s something we can all feel a little chuffed about. After all, Hassan has lived in nine or 10 countries and it turns out he thinks just like we do - that the Mornington Peninsula is a magnificent place to live and raise a family (he and his wife have a 2-year-old son, Kariym, born in Australia). “I love it,” Hassan says when asked to share his thoughts on the Peninsula. “The package that the Peninsula offers is unique - the ocean and the hills, the greenery and the community. The Peninsula to me is a wonderful region both for its diverse farming (both hobby and large-scale

operations) as well as tourism, all of which constitutes a lifestyle region of great and wide potential.” Hassan also loves the Peninsula’s proximity to Melbourne, the shopping on Main Street Mornington and the people. His first introduction to the area was an official visit, when he attended the 2015 Victorian Agricultural Summit at Lindenderry at Red Hill. Many prominent agriculturalists, leaders in agribusiness as well as council and regional representatives were there. “It was my first exposure to the extensive opportunities and potentials in the region beyond the obvious appeal of tourism and beautiful

scenery. It came then as no surprise to me to learn of the subsequent launch of the Mornington Peninsula Produce Certified Trade Mark, which rightly recognises the worldclass produce from the region.” His decision to join Mornington Yacht Club was, he says, a spontaneous one and while he doesn’t have a boat moored here yet, he is passionate about anything to do with the water. “I love the sea. I think it’s an extra lung,” he continues. Hassan now works as a consultant on international affairs while enjoying a Peninsula lifestyle and, of course, time at his new club.

A First for Mornington Yacht Club For the first time in its history, Mornington Yacht club hosted the Victorian 2017 Couta Boat Championships over the weekend of March 11 and 12. Approximately 30 yachts competed in two divisions. Saturday was a great day of sailing, with the yachts racing from Sorrento to Mornington. Sunday the weather did not start off kindly with 30 knot easterly winds, lightning and storms, which delayed the start. However, by the end of the race, it was a 2-5 knot southerly and bright sunshine! Competitors from Sorrento, Mornington and Queenscliff yacht clubs competed for the titles, won by: Line Honours Division 1: Wagtail C86, Cam Miles; Division 2: Morning Star C157, Rhys Tucker; Handicap Division 1: Leeuwin C134, Phil Cooke; and Division 2: Lucy C31, Michael Golding. Mornington Yacht Club welcomes new members and offers beautiful facilities for sailors and non-sailors alike. There are sailing lessons available for children as young as six and twilight sailing during daylight savings months for those with little or no experience. BY SONJA DOWDLE, Mornington Yacht Club


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LAST OCTOBER WOODLEIGH SCHOOL WERE ANNOUNCED AS THIS YEAR’S VICTORIAN STATE IMPACT AWARD WINNER, IN THE NAB SCHOOL’S FIRST AWARD. The award gives Woodleigh $60,000 in funding for our outstanding school-community partnership. We were selected from 12 Impact Award winners around VIC for our successful partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the New Hope Foundation, titled ‘The Homework Club’. This partnership, which is part of our wider Community Service Program aims to improve the educational prospects of newly-arrived refugees in the local Frankston area and to encourage the students from the

School to engage in community volunteering. The partnership was developed three years ago when the School identified the need to develop relationships with the community in an area of need; they called upon the Brotherhood of St Laurence to start The Homework Club to support Sudanese refugee students and their families. The Homework Club is entirely voluntary and runs for two hours every Tuesday after school. Woodleigh’s students travel to the venue to tutor, mentor and support the students who come from various other schools in the area. Our students have demonstrated increased cultural awareness and social responsibility from their involvement in this project and

students who have left the school also remain involved. There is even a waiting list to become a volunteer tutor for the Homework Club! Woodleigh School Principal, Jonathan Walter was rapt with the award. “It’s great to see the worth of innovative learning programs – which have both social and educational value, recognized with this level of funding. After three years, the Homework Club is no longer in its infancy. This award ensures that it will mature and grow as it should – as a positive model, which can be shared and re-applied to other Community Service programs within our School and the wider community.”

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Co-ed Confidence, Girls Thrive at Woodleigh I was first introduced to Woodleigh School when my brother started Year 7 way back in 2005. I still remember, at the age of seven, looking forward to the day when I entered a school where the possibilities seemed endless. While my brother and I may have had different experiences once we entered into the school, they were equally amazing. This I attribute to one of Woodleigh’s core principles: equality. Woodleigh values equality, not just between genders but across all boards. This is a school where there are many and varied pathways to success, with the freedom for students to forge their own. My interests have always been very diverse, and this was supported at all times in both my academic and creative studies. Acceleration opportunities in Mathematics and the Sciences allowed me to expand my mind intellectually, while the Activities Program and Arts subjects allowed for my creativity to flourish. The love for learning that is cultivated at Woodleigh crosses all classes and curriculum areas. Teachers and staff understand the diversity of interests that students have and accommodate them. My own VCE was a broad and disparate mix: Maths Methods, Chemistry and Biology, as well as English, History Revolutions and Studio Arts. I loved every one and

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I thrived at Woodleigh and I know that many of my female friends felt the same way. The co-ed environment produces driven, confident, and intelligent young women who know how to respond to the challenges of a co-ed world. Woodleigh’s sense of community creates a support structure that encourages high achievement, personal bests and hard work, regardless of gender or interest. And they are great people! Without the support of my friends … many of whom are guys … I would not have achieved the VCE results that I did last year. The Woodleigh School environment is one where all young people are encouraged to be strong, resilient and innovative – boys and girls alike. KATHERINE ROBERTSON 2016 Dux of Woodleigh School 99.65 ATAR. Perfect study scores of 50 in both English and Studio Arts. PICTURED: Katherine Robertson, Woodleigh School 2016 Dux receiving her Valedictory Certificate from the Deputy Principal and Head of Woodleigh Campus, David Burton

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Always true blue BY KATE SEARS

The stars in his eyes have magnified since Mornington Peninsula Magazine spoke to actor Ajay Banks last year after his study in L.A. A move to Canada is paying off for the Peninsula Grammar Old Boy, with a new agency (MVM Agency), new classes and an audition for a small role in a Netflix series. At last month’s New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam Ajay won Best Actor for his role in Always, which he also wrote and produced and which was nominated for Best Film. Yet Ajay remains humble and credits his team for the film’s success. Ajay channelled his grief at the death of his grandparents into Always. It’s fictitious but inspired by his feelings, and it’s so powerful in its raw aesthetic that you feel like you’re a fly on the wall as you get a snapshot of the worst time in a person’s life. “It was cathartic to write about this boy who was grieving for his mother and how the people around him were grieving in their own way,” he says.

Thirst for the limelight does not motivate this mature young actor, nor does financial reward. “I’m not in it for the money,” he says. He has simply never wanted to do anything else. Acting from the age of 15, his passion just keeps growing. With a strong desire to tell stories, whether via script or performance, he’s on stage to connect with others. Ajay also played Brian in The Happiness Curve, which was well received at the LA Webfest; it was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing and picked up the award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast. This international recognition was just that extra push he needed to make the move abroad. It’s a delightfully funny web series with heart thrown in too. Ajay enjoyed portraying Brian, who was a very different comedic yet intense character; a portrayal that was new to the actor. His advice? “When you want to give up, you shouldn’t.” W: W  atch The Happiness Curve online at happiness-curve.com INSTA: @ajay_banks FB: @AjayBanksActor

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Production in full swing at Peninsula Grammar Anything Goes is a much-loved classic musical featuring the songs of Cole Porter, which first premiered on Broadway in 1934. Over the years, the show has undergone many revisions to the script, but the original humour, beauty, energy and quirky characters of the show have never changed. The show takes place on a cruise ship sailing from New York to London, and as the title suggests, once on board Anything Goes. There are complicated romantic relationships, mistaken identities, ridiculous disguises, dancing sailors, singing showgirls, and a ship full of eccentric passengers all with a story to tell. Just because Anything Goes is a classic musical, this does not mean it is an easy musical to perform. At Peninsula Grammar they are always looking to challenge their performing arts students and to provide opportunities for them to develop new skills. This year students have taken on the difficult but rewarding task of learning to tap dance. They have also been learning to waltz, which is not a dance style they are necessarily accustomed to. The dedicated cast is spending hours perfecting steps at rehearsals – lunchtimes, after school and at home. Many have also been exploring their comedic skills with physical comedy, timing, and slapstick. They have been making brave choices in the rehearsal room as they develop their characters, meaning there are plenty of laughs amongst all the hard work. Cole Porter’s music is light, bright, funny, and provides an opportunity for many of the School’s talented vocalists to shine. The harmonies and energy of the full cast numbers are so infectious audience members are going to have to stop themselves from joining in. Anything Goes is shaping up to be nothing short of spectacular. It sets sail from the Frankston Arts Centre June 1, 2, 3 at 7pm – tickets available from artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au

Businesswomen and Babies Hit the Road BY ANDREA KELLETT

It’s on! Mornington Peninsula entrepreneur and Soar Collective founder Jess Jones will embark on a 2073km road trip at the end of May to celebrate Australia’s regional businesswomen. It’s called ‘The Rise for Regional Road Trip’ and it will see three businesswomen (Jess, Bridget Wood from Suburban Sandcastles and film maker Zoe Winther from Pickford Media) drive an Audi (Audi is their vehicle partner) from Geelong to the Sunshine Coast in five days. They will hold events in five regional cities and interview successful businesswomen along the way. And here’s the thing - they are taking their babies, Sylvie (6 months old) and Mabel (1 year old), with them! The goal, Jess explains, is “to acknowledge and increase the visibility of Australia’s incredible regional businesswomen”. The stats read like this: 3 businesswomen, 2 babies, 2073km, 5 regional cities in 5 days, 25 interviews, all captured on film by Pickford Media to create a documentary. Jess explains: “Okay yes, we’re a little crazy. But also, we’re really determined to reach more regional businesswomen. Not only reach them, but ensure they’re connected with

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likeminded ladies doing the same passionate, incredible work in regional areas around Australia. We want to share their stories so that women who are contemplating becoming an entrepreneur or who are currently battling through the start-up phase of business see that they can do it too. Regardless of where they live.” “Whilst the whole ‘five regional cities in five days’ might seem nuts, we know how important it is to be able to do this face-to-face. Yes, social media and technology allows us to connect with people online anytime and (almost) anywhere. However, there’s something to be said about that real-life connection.” Soar Collective’s vision is to be in 20 regional locations across Australia and with 10,000 members by the end of 2020. “We’re growing our community so we can connect and support more businesswomen. And so they can connect, collaborate with and support each other,” Jess says. Soar Collective’s ‘Rise for Regional Road Trip’ runs from May 29 - June 2 and the road trippers have secured some impressive partnerships along the way - Caltex is providing fuel vouchers, Audi is their vehicle sponsor, Thankyou has provided nappies, wipes, muesli bars, hand sanitiser and water and they have venue partners along the way.

Their crowdfunding campaign launched April 1 to help take care of other expenses and they’d love your support (#riseforregional). Full details at soarcollective.com/roadtrip

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A great little soulmate BY LIZ ROGERS

Top Designs is an exhibition held annually at the Melbourne Museum presenting work created by VCE students in Media, Product Design and Technology, Food and Technology, Systems Engineering, Visual

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Communication Design and VET Interactive Digital Media. Toorak College Year 12 student and VCE Visual Art Prefect, Sophie Fairbridge, received the great honour of selection in Top Designs with her garment inspired by the Great Barrier Reef. Sophie chose to complete her Unit 3/4 Product, Design and Technology subject while she was in Year 11, which is an even more notable achievement. She says, “Its purpose was to show people the beauty of the magnificent reef so they would hopefully want to help save it from the mines in Queensland. I wanted to highlight the striking blue of the ocean and the intricate and natural patterns and shapes of corals and fish”. “It was very exciting opening the email that said I’d been selected. It is such a big achievement and just shows to me that hard work and a passionate approach to any task can be so rewarding,” Sophie says. Dailan Hatherley, Head of Visual Art and Technology at Toorak College says, “Top Designs is the best of the best, showcasing the pinnacle of talent from VCE students across the state. Sophie is immersed in the arts, her design is highly original, very well executed and worthy of selection in Top Designs. Every year Toorak College has a VCE art exhibition, where the quality of work is exceptional”. “To me, being selected for Top Designs means that I can achieve anything I set my mind to, and that through this experience extraordinary things can be created,” says Sophie. Toorak College encourages students to dream big, aim high and find their passion. For more details call 9788 7234 or discover Toorak at open morning, Wednesday May 17, tours at 9am and 10am.

Adorable is the only word that can be used to describe Esther. This much loved and suitably spoilt Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle cross) is the constant companion of Penbank Campus of Woodleigh School Early Childhood teacher and Mount Martha local Jenny Smith. She is also the recipient of birthday cards from her twolegged grandparents! Jenny was born in Hamilton but has been on the Peninsula for around 40 years and at Penbank for 22 of them. Esther is 13 and spends most of her time sniffing the salt air while sunning herself on the deck, chasing seagulls, chowing down on high quality beef, chicken and dry and watching the world go by. It’s a tough gig but someone’s got to do it! “She has a bed in every window,” explains Jenny. “But she sleeps on a bean bag in my room” and eats from a silver tray beneath her portraits hanging on the walls. “She’s well known around town and my neighbours baby sit her when I have a late day at school. She’s very social and well behaved.” You’ll often see these soulmates catching up with friends over a cup of tea and a lolly bag full of dog treats in Mount Martha Village, or walking on one of the leash-free beaches. They’re also at Schnapper Point three times a week watching the sun go down. “We know each other so well now. She can predict my actions,” Jenny continues. As soon as Jenny says “walk”, she hands Esther the leash, who then carries it to the gate in her mouth. This four-legged friend also knows that as soon as Jenny puts on her lipstick they are off on another adventure. “I totally love her,” exclaims Jenny. Right back at you says Esther, with her eyes, from the soul.

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Get up off your cakes and make tracks for Braeside for the Australasian Scooter Association Championships. Peninsula young guns Charlie Stamp, 11, Bill Hunter, 12, Huddy Rigg, 11, and Vince Kinna, 18, will line up against the best riders from Australia and New Zealand at The Bunker Indoor Skate Park on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30. The free-to-watch event kicks off with the under-7s, under-10s, under-13s and girls’ rounds on Saturday, with the under-16s, Open and Pro rounds on Sunday. Pro division rider Vinnie will be vying to become the 2017 Australasian champion and earn the chance to go to Barcelona to compete in the International Scooter Association World Championships on June 17 and 18, while Charlie, Bill and Huddy will be taking on the best under-13 riders in a bid to be crowned national champion. All four competed in the Australian Scooter Association’s Victorian State Titles on Sunday, March 19. The Australasian champs will be live streamed (livestream. APRIL 2017 (65)

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Ageing Is A Fact Of Life... So what do we do about this? Mr Brown believes in trying the simple things first . Good skin care that helps us release the dead skin on our faces, some anti wrinkle injections, and maybe some fillers or fat grafting. If the results of these things don't do quite enough, then you may decide to embark on SURGERY as a means to address your concerns. Remember it is not just about tightening the skin, facial surgery should also address the underlying muscle. This is why an experienced PLASTIC surgeon would be your choice. EYELID reduction surgery will address the sagging skin around the eyes, tighten the surrounding muscles and re-position the fat, to give a more youthful look. NECKLIFT surgery will address the underlying muscles as well as the skin to give a more structured look to the neck (which along with with the rest of the body and face loses its laxity! Many women comment on their "chook necks") FACELIFT surgery again addresses the facial muscles and skin to provide a former but not too over pulled) face! The face should be aligned in an outward position, not pulled to an unnatural upper position. Mr Brown likes a natural looking face to the over done facelift.

So many things to consider, but a plan is the first thing to make. TIM BROWN PLASTIC SURGEON

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When making an appointment to see Mr Brown, be assured that we as a practice, do not pressure anyone in to further appointments and surgery.

Ranelagh Club celebrates 90 years Ranelagh Club members and their guests celebrated the club’s 90th birthday in style on Saturday, February 18, with an anniversary Gala.

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Dress and clubhouse theming was ‘Mega Glamour’ and glamour it was with cocktails, Pimms and Sangria served upon arrival while guests walked a cream carpet to a fabulous media wall with a highly decorative balloon, feather and pom pom installation. Guests were treated to Cam Tapp’s acoustic music followed by DJ Mark Pellagrini’s round-up of sensational tunes to help get the party started. Dining comprised of an assortment of canapes including vegetarian and seafood sandwich rounds, oysters nestled in sorbet, seafood paella, Asian noodle boxes, an Argentine style rotisserie serving chicken, pork and lamb and an elaborate dessert station with delicious sweet treats savoured by all. All 220 guests gathered on the iconic Ranelagh deck to toast in Ranelagh’s 90th year anniversary with a stunning firework display over the water, followed by dancing the night away.

Looking for a superbly crafted retirement village where the residents reside in beautiful bespoke villas set inside a secure gated community? Then look no further. Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village in Baxter delivers on all the above criteria and more. This exciting residential retirement community delivers a quality of life second to none, while offering first rate owner benefits and a friendly environment. Inspired by some of Australia’s most celebrated, heritage-listed retirement properties, Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village is designed to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The pedestrian friendly layout connects residents to the village’s social hub, gorgeous gardens and strikingly appointed clubhouse where you’ll be welcomed with open arms. You can do as much or as little as you choose to do at the Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village – it’s up to you! There’s an alfresco barbeque area for outside entertaining, or a cosy fireplace inside when the weather takes its toll. The gym keeps you active, while the library and business centre keeps you informed. Health practitioner rooms and a hair dressing salon keeps residents in tip top condition. There’s also a Men’s Shed, card group, happy hour and gardening group. Are you there yet? All one and two bedroom Villas at Peninsula Lifestyle Village offer real retirement luxury living. The ‘Peninsula’ two-bedroom Villa offers a car garage, while the two bedroom ‘Bay’ has a car port. The ‘Mornington’ two bedroom and ‘Coastal’ one bedroom Villas have car spaces, while the new larger ‘Flinders’ Villa has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a connected garage. All Villas have Caesar stone kitchen benchtops, air conditioning, built in robes and double glazed windows. Thomas Anderson Design Pty Ltd designed these exceptional Villas. With more than 40 years’ experience in architectural drafting on the Peninsula, principals Dennis Anderson and Shane Thomas are particularly proud of the detail and care taken in designing Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village, and consider it one of their finest projects to date. Begin your next best project (retirement!) at the Peninsula Retirement Village in Baxter. Your new friends are waiting. PENINSULA LIFESTYLE RETIREMENT VILLAGE A: 46 Baxter-Tooradin Road, Baxter T: 0418 174 939 W: peninsulalifestyleretirementvillage.com.au

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Finding your perfect diamond When you are looking for that special diamond, it’s often all about first impressions, and the thing that tends to draw the eye immediately is the size and shape of the stone. As the saying goes, “The bigger, the better!” However, whether you are buying your dream engagement ring or a beautiful occasional piece, there are certain characteristics to consider, which are known as the Diamond 4Cs. COLOUR The colour of a diamond is essential when determining a diamond’s value. The exception to this is fancy-colour diamonds, such as pinks and blues, which lie outside this colour range. Diamonds are normally valued by their lack of colour, and using a set of authenticated master diamonds to compare against, each diamond is given a grade using the international grading system from D (colourless) to Z (most saturated colour). At Avedis, every certified diamond that we select is graded between D-G colour only.

The Avedis Standard ensures all our certified diamonds are accurately categorised according to their proportions, symmetry and polish, which ultimately determines their brilliance. CARAT Carat is the overall size and weight of the diamond. It is important to remember that carat weight alone does not determine a diamond’s value. Diamonds of equal weight can vary widely in price because of differences in cut, proportion, colour, clarity and other characteristics. Two diamonds that weight the same can in fact have completely different measurements. At Avedis we ensure that all factors are brought together to deliver the perfect diamond for you. By Sarven Delimelkonoglu & Marie Marzovilla

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CLARITY Virtually all diamonds have naturally occurring inclusions or blemishes; the size, position and type of inclusions have a direct effect on a diamond’s beauty and value. The Avedis Standard ensures that each diamond’s clarity is assessed by our jewellers before it is purchased. This meticulous process of selecting each diamond by eye allows us the opportunity to source the best diamonds in the market. We reject diamonds with flaws often accepted by others in the industry, including laser enhanced and diamonds with a high concentration of natural inclusions. CUT The precision of cut and overall proportion of a diamond when being cut from the rough, ultimately determines the brilliance of the diamond. A polished diamond’s brilliance lies in its complex relationship with light - how light reflects off the facets, how much enters the diamond and what amount of light returns to your eye. The proportion of each individual diamond directly affects its brilliance and appeal. Diamonds with excellent proportions, symmetry and polish optimise their interaction with light.

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If only one could bottle Carmela D’Amore’s passion for life. At least this Australian-born Sicilian woman, Peninsula resident, owner and executive chef at Sorrento Trattoria, mother and grandmother had the foresight to put it on paper (her 214-page glossy book ‘Carmela’s Cucina Povera’ published in 2015 is both an extraordinary life story and an authentic Cucina Povera cookbook). Carmela is perhaps best known on the Mornington Peninsula for her fine authentic Italian restaurant Sorrento Trattoria where she and her team take the best of her family’s `Cucina Povera’ (poor kitchen) Sicilian recipes and give them a modern Australian twist. The Mornington Peninsula Magazine team spoke with Carmela at this year’s International Women’s Day luncheon at Mornington Racecourse and couldn’t resist sharing this incredible woman’s passion for ‘the table’. “I have a purpose and passion in life, to awaken the power of the table in you,” Carmela explains. “People have forgotten the power of their own table.” For a woman whose family migrated to Australia with little, family (and cooking) is everything. As she increasingly observes

digital devices and busy lives encroaching on ‘the table’, the more Carmela feels compelled to do something. So, she created a Facebook page to encourage discussion about ‘the table’. “We are living in a virtual world. The table is where you feed your family and where you grow. It’s where we sit, eat, connect, converse, communicate, and collaborate … the four Cs,” she continues. “They are the legs and the foundations of our own table. I’ve opened a public group on Facebook called ‘The Power of the Table’ and all I ask is that people share from their own table.” She also gives powerful talks about the #Power Across your #Table and how we need to put down those devices and embrace it. There is great wealth and value across the table she says; we need to produce and activate it for the future investment of our families. Carmela also volunteers her time to cook for primary school children on Italian day, graduation day and more. It’s about community. “I want them to remember that ‘Carmela owns the restaurant up the road and she comes and cooks for us’,” she says. “Just to remember, that if I can add a little seed of family and heritage in those children…” And there’s more, newly appointed as the President of

Lady Chefs to the Federation of Italian Chefs Australia, Carmela D’Amore brings dedication, expertise and a passion for Italian food and culture. This October you can join Carmela on her inaugural 10-day culinary and cultural group tour to the Island of Sicily. It’s an off the streets, authentic tour, limited spaces. ‘Carmela’s Cucina Povera’ is available to buy at Sorrento Trattoria; more on her Sicilian tour on Facebook (search Carmela’s Sicily 2017) and at carmelascucinaclass.com.au/ sicily2017. SORRENTO TRATTORIA A: 20 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento T: 5984 5655 W: sorrentotrattoria.com.au W: carmelascucinaclass.com.au

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nathan Doran Nathan Doran is a 25-year-old professional photographer, born and bred on the Mornington Peninsula. And his job is, in a word, cool. He travels the world photographing the biggest DJs in the business (among them Joel Fletcher) and the big music festivals (including Stereosonic). His photography also extends well beyond the music industry. Mornington Peninsula Magazine caught up with Nathan in between stints to talk about his success. You photograph big-name DJs and music festivals around the world. Tell us a little bit about what you do? Basically I travel/tour with DJs and

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really good mates! When you’re touring with an artist it’s very important to have a good friendship. How did you turn a hobby into such a big-time career at such a young age? I wouldn’t define it as ‘big-time’ by any means, but I have got to a level that I can be proud of. I guess I just had a strong desire to improve, but that comes naturally when you are really passionate about something. My career was just a succession of small stepping stones and I really tried to focus on achieving the goals I set.

document their journey in the form of photos and videos - that the artists use on their social platforms. I also work directly for festivals, photographing their events, and I’ve even been fortunate enough to tour with festivals around Australia. You travelled to Europe for five weeks last year with Joel Fletcher. What did you do there?

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What’s it like working for him? The tour with Joel was rad! We did a big string of shows all over Europe, including Cream Fields Festival (UK). All of the shows on the tour were great and we were fortunate enough to get some down time, including four days off in Mykonos! Working in the same industry, Joel and I naturally became friends a few years ago, so it’s just like travelling with one of your

It looks like an adrenaline rush to photograph the big gigs, where are you when it’s going off? It just depends what the gig is and what kind of photos I’m trying to take. I could be on stage with the artist, in the photo pit, in the crowd on a patron’s shoulders, or at the production tent shooting towards stage – all trying to capture the best shots. It definitely is an adrenaline rush when there’s an epic moment and you create a photo that captures that perfectly. Is it true you studied a Bachelor of Science and are self taught in

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stage. I also do quite a bit of photography outside the music industry, so I’ve been shooting the summer series of food truck carnival events on the Peninsula, which has been awesome. What’s your style? I suppose it really depends on what it is I’m photographing. I usually like to have a strong use of colour and a sense of depth to my photos; I try to create a feel that’s relevant to the context and story of each image. I like my work to pop and stand out and my edits are normally pretty clean. Fav places to hang out (café, bar, beach) when you are home on the Peninsula? I’m no stranger to coffee and all-day breakfast in Main Street Mornington.

When the weather is good I always walk my dogs down to my local beach in Mount Martha and in summer I definitely try and make the most of living on the Peninsula! This summer I’ve done a lot of snorkeling around the Peninsula! Message to aspiring young photographers who might look up to you? Photograph what you love and enjoy what you do! It’s the old cliché but practice makes the biggest difference – you’ve just got to get out and shoot! It takes time to develop your own style, but just stick at it and everything will start to click. NATHAN DORAN W: nathandoranphotography.com

photography? That’s correct, I completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University with majors in Zoology and Ecology and Biodiversity in mid 2014. Photography was just a hobby for me, so it was never really the plan. Balancing both became increasingly difficult, but as soon as I finished university I went straight into photography full time, doing a five-week USA tour with Melbourne DJs SCNDL. I have a strong passion for nature/the environment and one day I’d love to shoot for National Geographic, but I love music and the lifestyle of that industry is easier when you’re young. As for being self taught, I learnt everything I know from trial and error, reading articles, Googling everything possible, watching youtube videos and practice, practice, practice. While being self taught probably isn’t conventional, I definitely think it has its benefits. Tell us about some of the local gigs you photograph? Local is where I started – one of my very first gigs was at the Bay Hotel in Mornington. Recently, I photographed and directed the media team for Let Go Fest in Mornington, which was amazing! 9000 people watching RUFUS (my favorite band) perform as the sun set over the main

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Of course as Apple Authorised Service Providers and Apple Authorised Resellers, it’s clear with such a significant affiliation, that Netfocus IT are setting a new benchmark for all things IT within our district. Through Netfocus IT HQ, the Apple Authorised Service Centre and retail division established in 2015, the brand’s unique service offering has been reinforced. The technicians in-store display a true passion for Apple products, a determination to solve, and an absolute commitment to provide service excellence for all clientele. With plenty of overwhelmed individuals trying to navigate our now tech-heavy way of life, it’s reassuring to know there is personalised support at hand. Co-owner Elizabeth McDonald explains, “Any question is a genuine question. Our focus here is on genuine care and ongoing support. This belief has proved invaluable for assisting our business clientele over the years, and we’re thrilled to offer the same commitment to our customers at HQ.” That alone should be enough to get you excited about resolving your frustrations with IT! Contact the team today. As a beginner, Apple enthusiast or in pursuit of exceptional business IT support, you’ll wish you had made the call earlier. NETFOCUS IT HQ A: 7/459 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 1300 731 170 Open: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-1pm

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Not sure if you remember our story last year on Somerville pageant contestant MikaelaRose Fowler, but Mornington Peninsula Magazine thought you’d like an update on what this 21-year-old is up to now. When we last spoke, this driven woman was involved in the Miss Galaxy Australia National Finals. Twelve months on (after placing in the top 10 of the Miss Galaxy competition) she’s heading to the Golden Nugget in Los Vegas in June to represent Australia in the Ms Earth Pageant! Mikaela-Rose Fowler is part of a family of go-getters who like to keep moving. Having already held the title of Miss Westernport 2015, the Ms Earth title is all about what the name suggests – promoting a sustainable lifestyle and reducing human-kind’s impact on earth - and that’s something Mikaela-Rose is passionate about. “I’ve been in pageantry for a couple of years now and wanted to find a pageant that aligned with my values. Ms Earth, run nationally by Danielle Marsh and internationally by Rachel Fikes, is exactly the kind of title I’m interested in upholding. It allows me to focus on important issues like sustainability, natural resources, reusing and recycling. I grew up outdoors, always working and playing in the garden and I’ve always had a love for

animals. I suppose the connection with the earth has always resinated with me,” she explains. Pageantry work is gruelling. There’s the behind scenes of building a portfolio of charity and community involvement, attending events, pageant coaching and lots of exercise and attention to diet. Mikaela-Rose also has months of hard work building up a social media profile ahead of her. “Ms Earth is a week-long pageant. You spend your time connecting with other contestants from all over the world, and making sure your message and personality shines through. Then there’s a three to five-minute question/answer segment with seven judges. On stage, you are assessed on overall health and fitness whilst sporting swimwear, and elegance and grace while in formal wear. It’s very demanding.” So, what are the benefits? “Working on things that are close to my heart, meeting great people and making a change. Oh, and I get to travel too!” Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with her adventure. She could be going to Nicaragua if she lands the Ms Earth crown. Inspirational. Mikaela-Rose is sponsored by Saya Beaute’ Bar, Straight to Hairven and is Ambassador for Eco Bling Recycled Jewellery.

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Chas Jacobsen

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www.jacobsenfamilyliving.com.au Alongside his son, daughter and granddaughter, three generations of Chas Jacobsen’s family are caring for the Mornington Peninsula with the Village Glen Retirement Village and Ti Tree Aged Care Residences. Now, nearing 40 years of providing independent living villas and apartments at Village Glen, residential home care at Ti Tree, FLEXICARE HOME SUPPORT SERVICES is now available across the entire Mornington Peninsula.


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A revolutionary salt therapy trialled in the Black Caviar stables at Caulfield Racecourse is now available for companion animals (dogs and cats) and the worldfirst, purpose-built salt room for pets is right here in Mornington!

is targeting the same ailments that the therapy treats in horses, including respiratory system problems and skin

irritation. One thing it can guarantee at this early stage of working with companion animals is that it is a unique way to “pamper your pet”.

The founders, Richard and Melissa Butterworth, from Equine Salt Therapy Pty Ltd, have opened the doors on the world’s first Canine Salt Therapy and Feline Salt Therapy salt room at Petorium on Mornington-Tyabb Road. It uses the same ground breaking technology Equine Salt Therapy developed in conjunction with thoroughbred trainers and equine vets over five years and which is now used on horses globally (patented as Livestock, Treatment and Apparatus). This Peninsula couple have even sold their technology (a mobile salt therapy chamber) to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai!

“This is about healthier, happier dogs (and cats) and treating day-to-day lung and skin issues ‘naturally’ under the supervision of one of the world’s leading vets,” Richard says. Richard is also passionate about potentially playing a role in the reduction of antibiotic use on animals, worldwide. “This is a natural way to approach common health issues without putting any pressure on animals,” Richard further explains. The healing properties of salt were thought to have been discovered by humans thousands of years ago (around 325BC according to records) and the Canine Salt Therapy and Feline Salt

While the introduction of salt therapy to dogs and cats is new, this initiative

Therapy salt room at Petorium uses modern-day technology to deliver it. Equine Salt Therapy’s trademark, Ultisalt™, is a unique dry salt aerosol distributed in the chamber as a fine mist, to be inhaled and exposed on your pet’s skin. It’s ground breaking, unique and utterly irresistible for those of us who love our four-legged domestic friends. Prevention is our promise as your partner in natural petcare. For bookings contact Petorium: A: 5/177 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington P: 5975 4847 E: info@equinesalttherapy.com W: equinesalttherapy.com

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There’s a new ultra-cool camper about to arrive at Cocoon Campers. Finn, the Los Angeles built Happier Camper is joining the already unique retro-inspired fleet, and is set to capture the hearts of everyone who steps inside. Cocoon Campers is proud to bring the first Happier Camper to Australian shores and it’s set to impress holiday makers and adventurers. Finn boasts a modular interior with all the mod-cons, and an adaptable layout to suit every need. Joining Mavis and Poppy to complete the glamping trio, the stage is set for original retro fun! All Cocoon Campers are delivered to your preferred site anywhere on the Peninsula and each camper brings an authentic and refreshing way to escape. Bed linen, kitchen accessories, outdoor furniture and a multitude of authentic add-ons for a stylish and fun vacation are provided (you can also hire a BBQ, a tent for extra guests, or even a retro bike!). For those of you travelling further afield, the Cocoon Campers team can get you moving. Towing these compact campers is easy and stress free. For more news on the fabulous Finn and his capacity to make your holiday very special, call Cocoon Campers - the specialists at retro inspired getaways, exclusively for you. COCOON CAMPERS M: 0418 519 812 W: cocooncampers.com.au On FB and Instagram too APRIL 2017 (65)

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Home in on extra work Henrietta’s Help @ Home provides a fabulous opportunity for dedicated child care and aged care workers, teachers, nurses, residential cleaners and hospitality staff to secure extra casual work or forge a whole new career path. With the motto ‘Our help - Your home’, director Stephanie Tate established Henrietta’s Help @ Home last year to provide quality staff for people needing one-off, regular or ongoing help in their own homes. “Having worked in this sector for more than 10 years, I am aware of the complexity of busy households juggling work, education and family commitments,” she said. “We find experienced, reliable people to come to your home.” Stephanie is calling for qualified, experienced people to join her agency team to meet the demand from her rapidly growing client list. Applications can be made online at www.henriettashelpathome.com.au from the Employment Opportunities page. HENRIETTA’S HELP @ HOME T: 9766 1099 M: 0425 733 290 www.henriettashelpathome.com.au FB: facebook.com/henriettashelpathome

Fabulous Finn! Finn will be the first camper of its kind to hit Australian shores - and you can be one of the first to have a great glamping getaway in this unique retro inspired camper. Finn is currently being shipped from the U.S. and will arrive by the end of April. Book quickly as this amazing camper is nothing like we have seen before...

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14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb P: 5977 4414 www.tyabbpackinghouseantiques.com.au Open Thurs - Sun 10am - 5pm Closed Good Friday. Open Easter Monday. Paisley Collectables “Lladro Figurines” www.paisleycollectables.com.au Ph: 0410 464 788

Jennifer Edwards “18ct White Gold Tanzanite & Diamond Ring” www.jedwardsjewellery.com.au Ph: 0458 991 212

Tom & Jan Hearn “Pair of Victorian Lustre ‘Jack in the Pulpit’ Vases” Ph: 0409 350 315

Bells Antiques “Murano Grape & Vine Lamp, Italy Circa 1940” Ph: 0416 254 625

Deco Heaven “Pair of Art Deco style Greyhounds” www.decoheaven.com.au Ph: 0418 513 971

Antique By Design “Maison Janson Design Floor Lamp French Circa 1960” Ph: 0459 254 975 Antique Bed Specialists “Blackwood & Tasmanian Oak Roll Top Desk ‘Grundy & Co’ Brunswick” www.antiquebedspecialists.com.au Ph: 5977 3099

Dogs Republic “New Art Deco Lady Uplight” www.dogsrepublic.com.au Ph: 0431 193 139

White Out Of The Box “Range of Vintage Wedding Head Pieces & Accessories” Ph: 0417 596 781

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A shaggy dog on a paddle board on a sunny day – Robert O’Connell melted hearts at Mornington Peninsula Magazine when he submitted his winning photograph, pictured, for our recent online competition. The magazine team asked our Facebook and Instagram followers to upload their best beach photos for a chance to WIN a coffee table book on surfing, plus exposure in Mornington Peninsula Magazine’s April issue. The Top 5 Photographs were submitted by: 1. Robert O’Connell - WINNER RUNNERS UP: 2. @avgub1 3. Jenny Brenton 4. Georgie Mowbray 5. David Di Nino Check out all the entries on our Facebook page and Like our page to keep up to date with more competitions like this one: www.facebook.com/MornPenMag






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Bass Surfboards has arrived! There’s a new, independent surf supply on the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Surfboards is shaking things up with its local brands, locally made boards, funky fit-out, half pipe and weekend coffee station!

a quality space in Dromana that’s distinctly local. It’s a surf supply for the experienced, the inexperienced and everyone in between. And girls, everything you need is at Bass Surfboards including local staff who will help you find the perfect wetsuit, board and accessories. It’s a welcoming space with a modern industrial vibe and a friendly team.

Owner Craig has been surfing the Peninsula and beyond for more than 30 years and he and his team know the industry. They have opened the doors on

Drop in and chat with Craig, Muzz, Sarah and Liv and check out the wall of surfboards, all locally made and shaped on site, skateboards and the

amazing range of clothes and accessories. There’s a pop-up section inside designed to constantly change and on Saturdays this is the place to chill out while the kids ride the half pipe and adults enjoy a coffee. It’s our new destination. Bass Surfboards is locally owned and operated (and proud of it!) and they’re a passionate team. Get on board.

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Ranelagh Club offers much more than stunning views As the seasons change and we are in the midst of autumn, activity at the Ranelagh club is not slowing down. Well known on the Peninsula as a premium sports and lifestyle club, offering unrivalled membership value with six floodlit tennis courts, sailing programs, multiple beach box access not to mention fine dining and bar facilities, and beautifully positioned overlooking Ranelagh beach. Recently introduced in the clubhouse and well received is a ‘kids chill out zone’, comprising of bean bags and a small selection of books, toys and games for children aged 3 -10. Autumn/Winter activity in the warm and cosy clubhouse will be continuous with the monthly family evenings catering for members’ children with entertainers such as Charlie Silly Pants. There will also be regular wine nights comprising of wine tastings matched with a delicious dining experience. Easter Sunday will launch the club’s season of ‘Sunday Roasts’, perfect for a local family night out before starting a busy week. Comedian Lawrence Mooney and a Trivia evening are all part of the Autumn/Winter program. Other popular activities developed for the common interests of Ranelagh members include: walking groups, book club, golf group and new this year Mahjong. Annual memberships range from singles $368 to family $683, with a one off $250 joining fee. Refer to ranelaghclub.com.au for full membership details. Please contact the Ranelagh Club for a tour of the grounds.

A place to enjoy all year round Apply for membership today! Enjoy our facilities, popular events and activities throughout Autumn & winter Members enjoy: Full social calendar of events for all ages I sailing programs and storage I use of 6 floodlit tennis courts private beach access and beach box use I member clubhouse with full service bistro

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Choir on song for first Asian tour Can you say “Llanfairpwyllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” in one breath? No? Well, don’t worry, it’s not a requirement for joining the Australian Welsh Male Choir. In fact, only six of the Frankston-based choir’s 60 members can speak much Welsh at all, so it’s probably fortunate that most of its repertoire is in English. What is important, however, is a love of camaraderie and singing. And possibly travel – the choir is currently on its first tour of Asia, visiting Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for a series of performances including concerts on the Great Wall of China, in Shanghai and in Frankston’s Sister City of Wuxi. In Hong Kong the choir will take part in a joint concert with the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir. Since its formation in 1974 as the Frankston Welsh Male Choir it has toured overseas many times and chalked up several milestones along the way. In 1983 the choir was invited to join the Association of Welsh Choirs and became the first choir outside Wales to be accorded that honour. The following year it toured the UK, where it became the first choir outside Wales to sing at the 1000 Voice Festival at the Royal Albert Hall, and in 1988 it was invited back to the festival to perform solo - the only choir to have done so. In 2000, the choir travelled to Wales and England to yet again represent Australia at the massed choir concert in Cardiff. It toured Wales, Ireland and England in 2004, 2012 and 2015 and New Zealand’s North Island in 2008.

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Closer to home the choir has performed at the Sydney Opera House and regularly performs in Melbourne and throughout Victoria as well as singing to assist various charitable appeals. In October it will join 14 other choirs performing in Wollongong as part of the Male Choir Association of Australia before heading off to Scotland, Wales and England in October next year. The choir includes members from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula as well as Berwick, Cranbourne, Wheelers Hill, Noble Park and Dingley, and new members are always welcome. It rehearses at Baxter Village every Monday at 7pm, and the initial audition consists of simply singing Happy Birthday to determine which section of the choir new members would be suitable for: first tenor, second tenor, baritone or bass. About a quarter of the choir’s repertoire is in Welsh and the majority of members learn the words by phonetics; the Welshmen in the choir will assist new members with pronunciation, and there are tapes and CDs available to help as well. Anyone interested in joining is invited to come along to a rehearsal, or phone 0425 725 525 or email awmcsecretary@gmail.com for more information. And to get a taste of what the choir is all about, you can also get along to Kirks Hotel on the Esplanade in Mornington on the last Wednesday of each month for Singing In The Pub, an evening of fun, fellowship and of course singing in the traditional Welsh style at 8pm. Entry is free, no bookings are required, and meals and drinks are available at bar prices. All welcome. Oh, and that tongue-twister at the top? It means “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave”. Just so you know …

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World class sommeliers visit the Peninsula Some of the world’s best sommeliers will visit the Mornington Peninsula this month as part of an extraordinary visit to Australia. The sommeliers are visiting in early April to experience the quality and diversity of Australian wine, coinciding with ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017’ event program. Wine Australia has selected 50 sommeliers from leading restaurants and bars across the world to visit Australia’s major wine regions, meet winemakers and experience the breadth of Australian wine. The sommeliers will attend ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’ awards in Melbourne and visit the Mornington Peninsula during their 10-day visit. The group comprises sommeliers from a number of restaurants on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, including Joo Lee, sommelier from Eleven Madison Park in New York (ranked number 3 in 2016), Seamus Williams-Sharkey, head sommelier at The Ledbury in London (ranked number 14 in 2016), Vladimir Kojic, head sommelier at Gaggan in Bangkok, (ranked number 1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017) and Guillermo Cruz, head sommelier at Mugaritz Restaurant in San Sebastián (ranked number 7 in 2016). There are also top sommeliers from New Zealand and Australia on the trip, including emerging talent Ambrose Chiang, sommelier at Momofuku Seiōbo at The Star in Sydney; James Tuxworth, sommelier at Il Lido Italian Canteen in Perth; and Candice Chow, sommelier at Rata by Josh Emett in Otago. Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark said it was a fantastic opportunity for Australia. “We know that they are becoming more curious and excited by Australian wine and our winemakers, so we can’t wait to show off the remarkable wines we’re producing. We hope they take their discoveries back home and share more of our wine with the rest of the world.” Vladimir Kojic, head sommelier at Gaggan in Bangkok said: “Wine and dining always go together, this trip is such a great opportunity to meet fellow sommeliers and some of my favourite winemakers. For sommeliers, Australia has become one of the hottest spots to visit in the last five years due to the amazing results of new wave wine makers.” The group will participate in a full program of events organised by Wine Australia, which includes time in Sydney and Melbourne and trips to Victorian wine regions – the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Geelong and Macedon Ranges. They will also visit wine regions further afield after ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’ awards. For more, visit wineaustralia.com

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A new season has landed at Bayside. From Monday, April 3 to Sunday, April 16, get your autumn/winter looks from your favourite brands at Bayside. With the latest styles across fashion and beauty from Country Road, Myer, Witchery, Bell & Barnett, Napoleon, Peter Jackson and more, you’ll find the Peninsula’s biggest range of seasonal trends under the one roof. Exclusive to Bayside, spend $250 or more on fashion and beauty items and you’ll receive a $20 Bayside voucher. Plus, if you use your voucher during April, you’ll go into the draw to win an autumn/winter prize pack valued at $1000.

Webb Dock Changes Before Our Eyes Residents of bayside towns on the Peninsula might have seen a ship carrying an unusual cargo as it travelled up the South Channel on Saturday, July 2, 2016. It was the heavy-load carrying vessel Zhen Hua 21 with four STS (ship-to-shore) cranes standing high above her deck. Three of those were bound for Webb Dock, which is on the east side of the mouth of the Yarra River.

The container terminal is one of the most modern in the world, being highly automated. Along with the STS cranes there are 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated container carriers. The first phase of the development, which is ready for business, has one 330m berth and a 10ha container storage area, with an annual capacity of 200,000 20foot containers. In January the

Those who have recently travelled over the West Gate Bridge may have noticed these cranes, with two others which were delivered earlier, standing above the dock area. Webb Dock, which is entered directly from Hobson’s Bay, not from the river, has been redeveloped to handle both container and ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off) cargoes.

facilities were tested, with 400 empty containers being handled from a container ship at the wharf. When fully developed, the container terminal will be capable of handling 1.4 million teu (20foot equivalent units) per year. During December, work was completed on the western section of the dock. The new three-berth

920m wharf is part of the expanded automotive hub redevelopment. This new quay-line will facilitate Victoria’s automotive trade. In 2015-16 the Port handled more than 372,000 new motor vehicles. The new-look wharf complements the international roll-on roll-off auto terminal at Webb Dock West. A new pre-delivery inspection hub allows for vehicles to be prepared for dealers when unloaded from ships, which will reduce the number of trucks using the Westgate corridor. Also completed recently was the shared walking and bicycle pathway which stretches from the Yarra River at Westgate Park under the West Gate Bridge to Sandridge Beach. For those interested this pathway provides an opportunity to view the changes at Webb Dock. Caption to accompany the photo: Zhen Hua 21 on 2/7/16. Only the three light coloured ship-to-shore cranes were for Webb Dock. The dark one was bound for Brisbane. (Photo: Jim Grinter, with thanks) BY MAURIE HUTCHINSON President, Peninsula Ship Society T: Maurie Hutchinson (pres) 9787 5780 The Peninsula Ship Society meets at Hastings Yacht Club on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am. Visitors always welcome.

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Turning on to new technology BY LIZ ROGERS

If you’re feeling a tad left behind technology wise, then Off2On can help.

specialising in complete beginners in the privacy of your own home one-on-one help with a patient teacher who doesn’t talk jargon PC, tablet, ipad and mobile phone


M. 0438 025 586 *no repairs/troubleshooting/installation

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This tech savvy business, operating out of Mount Martha, tutors people who find themselves wanting to use their iPad, desk top computer, tablet or smart phone - but need help getting started. Veronica Wright is a professional librarian and has a BSc. and Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management. After spending years working in local libraries she realised that seniors were sometimes struggling with using technology. She also realised that well-meaning family members bought devices for their parents or grandparents who didn’t understand how to use them properly. Enter Off2On. “I give one-on-one (or group) sessions in how to get started on a device so users can become confident and

competent. There are lots of people who want to embrace technology but just need that initial bit of coaching. That’s where I come in. I specialise in complete beginners and take the time to go through device usage step by step. No pace is too slow and no question is too silly!” Off2On will show you how to email, search the internet, how to take, share and organise photos plus navigate Facebook, Skype and eBay. Veronica will also show you how to play games or listen to music and provides instruction booklets you can refer to. “I get real satisfaction in empowering people to feel connected and part of the technology age.” She is also happy to travel anywhere on the Peninsula. Switch on today. OFF2ON M: 0438 025 586

Car 86 Variety Club Golf Day Get your golf clubs out and head to Mornington Golf Club on Friday, May 12, for a good cause - The inaugural ‘Car 86 Variety Club Golf Day’, supporting Variety the Children’s Charity.

Entry $440 for teams of 4 includes golf cart providing beverages on course and prizes for a hole in one, nearest the pin and first, second and third teams. There will be plenty of fun off the golf course too including auctions, raffles and a barbecue feast at the clubhouse and bar.

Variety – the Children’s Charity helps children and their families with financial support for specialist equipment, therapy, medical supplies and more. The Car 86 team has raised funds for more than 15 years to assist Victorian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. To book for The Variety CAR 86 Golf Day go to www.eventandflavour.com.au/event-tickets

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It looks like Greg and Sue O’Donoghue from the award winning Green Olive at Red Hill will be calling the signwriters and website designers, again. When you own and operate a venue that wins back-to-back state and national awards three years in a row, you have to amend your marketing material constantly. Such is the dilemma.

BY ANDREA KELLETT The owners of this stunning 27acre vineyard and olive grove with about 40 free ranging sheep and 60 chooks (even the entrance sign on arrival reads ‘drive slowly, sheep crossing’) have just accepted silver at the Australian tourism industry’s premier awards program - the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held in Darwin. It’s the third time Green Olive at Red Hill has entered and the third time Greg, Sue and their team have walked away with a national award (Green Olive at Red Hill won silver in 2014, gold in 2015 and now silver again in 2016). Three gold wins at state level along the way have launched this amazing venue into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. It’s recognition for a paddock-to-plate, family-owned business that was started from scratch in 2002 and now produces olives, grapes, herbs and veggies in abundance, has sheep and chooks roaming free, and partners with other local businesses to help grow and cross promote the Mornington Peninsula as a tourism destination.

“I think it’s doing what we do well,” Sue says when asked about the key to the trifecta of wins. “We’re always continually improving what we do and thinking of unique ways to engage all types of visitors.” What can be handmade is handmade (from relishes and olive oil to cakes and biscuits) and the O’Donoghues are also deadly serious about their desire for Green Olive at Red Hill to be fully sustainable. With a lake, a sweeping olive grove planted in 2003, a productive vineyard planted in 2008, veggie gardens and a stunning farm-shop restaurant, this Mornington Peninsula venue seems to have it in the bag. Yet there’s still plans in the pipeline for further improvement. Sue lets Mornington Peninsula Magazine in on a snippet, it involves a rebranding and a tag line that reads like this: ‘Farm the Good Life’. GREEN OLIVE AT RED HILL A: 1  180 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge T: 5989 2992 W: greenolive.com.au

Green Olive at Red Hill is located one hour from Melbourne, at Red Hill, in the beautiful wine-growing region of the Mornington Peninsula where we farm the good life. Our all day tapas and wine menu is available everyday from 9am until 4pm. Bookings +information visit greenolive.com.au

Open every day 9am to 5pm / Public Holidays 9am to 5pm / 1180 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge p. 03 5989 2992

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Lakeside Villas shines again, at Nationals! Linda Crittenden is literally putting the Mornington Peninsula on Australia’s tourism map. The owner/manager of Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate has accepted bronze at the prestigious 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (the tourism industry’s premier awards program). Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate placed third in the Best Self Contained Accommodation category - a pretty sweet bragging right. Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate qualified for the nationals after winning gold in the Best Self Contained Accommodation category at the 2016 Victorian Tourism Awards in November. For the hard working mother-of-two, it’s all still sinking in. She, husband Rollo and their two boys headed to the February 24 gala event in Darwin figuring they would enjoy the trip as a family and soak up the experience of making the nationals. “I didn’t expect this!” Linda said. “To come home with a place, against the best in Australia, is huge.” She’s also a first-time entrant. Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate comprises three fully self contained, 4.5 star accredited boutique villas, constructed entirely over the vineyard lake at Crittenden

Estate in Dromana. They feature king size bedrooms, large bathrooms, authentic wood fires, deep spa baths, barbecues on each of the private decks and more. Linda renovated and re-styled the villas after taking over as manager three years ago; she shops locally for her breakfast provisions; leaves lovely little notes for her guests; and she handles all the bookings herself. She’s a perfectionist and it shows. Linda was under no illusion about the quality of the field she was up against in Darwin. “I’m a one-woman band,” she laughs. As for what’s next, Linda won’t be resting on her laurels any time soon. She returned from her state win last year and launched a new luxury accommodation venue in Hepburn Springs! (Alchemy House: www.alchemyhouse. com.au). In true Linda Crittenden style, this one’s picture perfect too. LAKESIDE VILLAS AT CRITTENDEN ESTATE A: 25 Harrisons Rd, Dromana W: lakesidevillas.com.au T: 5987 3275 FB /lakesidevillasatcrittenden

Awarded RACV Best Self Contained Accommodation in Victoria and Bronze at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards

Onsite restaurant (Stillwater) and Crittenden Wine Tasting Centre

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Membership offer at Safety Beach Country Club Safety Beach Country Club Golf Course is nestled in a valley surrounded by hills on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. The 18-hole resort style golf course has a fabulous offer for 2017/18. By joining the Country Club during the month of March/April you will pay for one membership and receive another membership for free (offer valid until June 2018). Children can also join for free with an adult (for new members only). This offer enables you to play golf five or seven days a week and by joining now you will receive 15 months of membership! Social clubs and families welcome. Resident Golf Professional Shane Johnson is on hand to give you lessons or advice should you need help. After a game of golf, enjoy a drink at the club house and a meal at the Atrium restaurant. Join today to enjoy a golfing lifestyle at Safety Beach Country Club. SAFETY BEACH COUNTRY CLUB A: 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach T: 5981 0100 W: safetybeachcountryclub.com.au



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Racquets delight Moorooduc students More than 40 children at Moorooduc Primary School have received brand new tennis racquets thanks to Tennis Australia’s ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program. World No.185 Lizette Cabrera and world No.448 Priscilla Hon joined ANZ Peninsula district manager Robert Lichtendonk at the school on March 20 to present the racquets to the excited children.

More than 98,415 primary school students across 2100 schools participate in the program as part of their health and physical education curriculum. ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is Tennis Australia’s official development program designed to introduce primary school children between five and 12 years of age to tennis. Photo: Xue Bai, Tennis Australia.

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Dromana College Open Night Thursday 27 April 2017 at 7:00pm Dromana College is a school which allows students to develop and fulfil their potential. Our exceptional academic learning environment is built by offering a range of diverse learning experiences. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and use their talents to achieve their best.

A high performing provider of education on the Mornington Peninsula. Tours available Tuesday mornings at 9:30am. Please phone 5987 2805 for bookings

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Outstanding VCE results Single gender classes for the core subjects Select entry academic enhancement program (LEAP) ‘State of the art’ Year 7 area Performing Arts Centre, Design Centre International Sister Schools Program and study tours Elite coaching programs including Basketball and Cycling Instrumental music tuition Diverse and engaging extra curricula events High expectations of all students A clear and consistent code of conduct for all students

Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Personal Best 110 Harrisons Road Dromana

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FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE FRIDAY MAY 12 - 7.30PM SATURDAY MAY 13 - 1PM & 7.30PM DSC.VIC.EDU.AU By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart

BOX OFFICE: 03 9784 1060 Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard Orchestration by Larry Wilcox Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. “The Wizard of Oz” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

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This year’s Easter Egg Scramble at The Big Goose is an event not to be missed! Come and meet The Easter Bunny, have your face painted and join in the Easter fun. The Easter Scramble will run over the entire Easter long weekend and will run regularly throughout the day. To join in all you have to do is wait for the Easter Bunny to say Ready, Set, GO! Then you have 1 minute to collect as many plastic eggs as you can! When the bell rings, bring back your haul and the team will count them for you - every child receives a packet of Easter eggs and the most collected will go on the tally board to win a special Easter prize! Other activities will include a colouring competition, Easter crafts, Egg and Spoon Races, Spot The Eggs from the tractor ride and much, much more! The Easter Bunny will be making appearances throughout the day for photo opportunities! All inclusive Easter activities $5 with entry to The Big Goose; face painting $5 in the Easter Craft Shed Come and join in the fun of Easter at The Big Goose! THE BIG GOOSE A: 233 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Moorooduc W: thebiggoose.com.au E: fun@thebiggoose.com.au

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Enrolments are now open for Year 7 2019

Enriching our Curriculum Padua College is at an exciting time in its 120 years of history with Principal Anthony Banks launching the new Educational Strategic Plan. New programs and a campus restructure will provide an enhanced curriculum that encourages our students to be engaged learners and entrepreneurial thinkers.

CONTACT US TODAY WITH ANY FURTHER ENQUIRIES enquiry@padua.vic.edu.au www.padua.vic.edu.au 5976 0100

In addition to ensuring that academic rigour is at the forefront of learning and teaching, Mr Banks values the Catholic ethos of developing the ‘whole person’, nurturing the academic, spiritual, physical, emotional and social talents of students. “We aim to develop individuals who love

learning for learning’s sake, with a sense of social justice, who are resilient and positive, and have a sense of faith, hope and love for their future,” he explains. “I feel incredibly privileged to be at Padua College at this exciting time in our development and welcome families to come along on a guided school tour to one of our three campuses in Mornington, Rosebud and Tyabb.” School tour bookings can be made online via the Enrolments section of the Padua College website. Contact us today with any further enquiries. www.padua.vic.edu.au 5976 0100

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The Bel Canto Choir on Mother’s Day Are you thinking about what you can do this coming Mother’s Day? The Bel Canto Choir, with their artistic director/conductor Margaret Brown, invites you to join them as they present their first concert for 2017. During this concert they are thrilled to be introducing their newly appointed assistant conductor Ebony Birch-Hanger. Details of the concert entitled ‘Here is the Weather Forecast’ are listed below and the choir looks forward to seeing you there. Time: 2.30pm Date: Sunday May 14, 2017 Venue: The Village Uniting Church, 93 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza Tickets: adult $20, concession $15 Phone: 9787 5383 (some tickets for sale at the door on the day).


“HERE IS THE WEATHER FORECAST” Conductor Margaret Brown Assistant Conductor Ebony Birch-Hanger

Photo: Alan Mathews

Sunday 14th May 2017, 2:30pm The Village Uniting Church, 93 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza Tix: $20 Adult / $15 Conc (Seniors, Students) Primary School students no charge T: 9787 5383


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Hop along to Easter art show Artists from Melbourne and the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas will exhibit and sell their stunning works during the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s 8th Annual Easter Art Show. The show, which raises money for the squadron’s safety boat fleet, will feature work in various mediums, from photography to sculpture, by the likes of Nick Psomiadis, Harvey Neale, Vanessa Kelly, Malcolm Beattie, Carole Rogers, Anthony Clifford, Sarah Clark and many others. Throughout the show there will be a silent auction for such items as exhibited artworks, vouchers and products from local retailers, lifestyle experiences and sports gear. The show begins with an opening night cocktail party on Good Friday, April 14, from 7-9.30pm, and continues on Easter Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm and Easter Monday from 10am-2pm. Opening night tickets are $30 (pre-purchased only) and tickets for Saturday to Monday are $5 and are available at the door. Art show visitors are welcome to stay on and enjoy the BYS bistro incorporating the deck and spectacular bay views. Proudly sponsored by Hocking Stuart Blairgowrie. BLAIRGOWRIE EASTER ART SHOW A: 2900 Point Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie T: 5988 8453 W: bys.asn.au/2017/02/2017-easter-art-show/

The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir. When young lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian Mountains, he’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table - he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood. From the company behind the multi-award winning productions of Wuthering Heights and Animal Farm comes this new adaptation of Stoker’s twisted tale. Dracula is swooping into Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday April 12, 7.30pm. Free Backstage Tour and Gothic Theatre Workshop with performance ticket, limited availability. Photos: Dylan Evans

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Manyung outdoor sculpture is Home and Hosed BY LIZ ROGERS

Manyung Gallery Group is on the cutting edge of how we view art once again with their forward thinking outdoor sculpture annexe at the superior lifestyle store Home and Hosed in Sorrento. Now showcasing the greatest range of outdoor sculptural works on the Southern Peninsula, Manyung has merged with Home and Hosed to bring lovers of large scale sculpture the very best in form, aesthetic and originality. This is the ideal space for Peninsula creatives and admirers of all things landscaping to unite. Home and Hosed is an exclusive nursery, landscaping and homewares store that brings its own beauty and individuality to the region. Owners Leon and Simone DePettri and Adam and Karen Westaway have invested time and care into producing a magnificent space where quality and innovation are in focus. Combine this with the Manyung Gallery Group’s reputation for offering the most accessible and appealing art on the Peninsula (and beyond), and you have APRIL 2017 (65)

Please preview Donal’s sculptures online at manyunggallery.com.au or enquire on 9787 2953.

an outdoor art space that is something distinctly different. All Manyung Gallery on-site sculpture at Home and Hosed is Victorian made, with much of it crafted by Peninsula locals working with stainless and mild steel, corten, stone, copper sheet and wood. Andrew Kasper, Darren Gilbert, Frank Malerba and Rudi Jass are just some of the artists on show and Manyung intends to introduce more works progressively with the aim of having 25 to 30 pieces at any time. All sculpture is delivered free of charge locally and installation can be quoted and arranged. It’s time to be Manyung Gallery inspired again – at Home and Hosed. MANYUNG GALLERY GROUP Mt Eliza. Malvern. Sorrento. Mornington T: 9787 2953 W: manyunggallery.com.au HOME AND HOSED A: 143 Hotham Rd, Sorrento M: 0404 873 572 W: homeandhosedsorrento.com.au

Manyung Gallery Sorrento will be open throughout Easter except Good Friday. Everyone is welcome to visit, view and possibly acquire some of Australia’s best contemporary sculptures and paintings.

113 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Upstairs at 119 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Outside Sculptures on show at Home & Hosed 143 Hotham Road, Sorrento manyunggallery.com.au

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Artists’ eyes on the prize Art Red Hill has extended the range of prizes on offer at this year’s show. As well as awards for Best in Show, Best Other Medium and People’s Choice, there’s the Acquisitive Prize supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire for a Peninsula landscape under 50cm x 70cm, and – for Peninsula residents only – two $500 bursaries and a residency at the Police Point Artist Retreat. Tickets to the opening night on Friday, May 5, from 7.30-10.30pm are $25 online at http://artredhill.com.au/ or $30 at the door. This is an over-18s event, with drinks at bar prices and canapes. General admission on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, from 10am-4pm costs $5 with children under 16 admitted free. The organisers have also unveiled a new logo that perfectly represents their fresh approach to an art show with the history

that Art Red Hill has. Art Red Hill is in its 37th year and is expected to again attract thousands of visitors to see and buy hundreds of works across many mediums, from painting, photography and sculpture to ceramics and glass work, jewellery and textiles. It will also showcase work by the school’s students, an art café will be selling delicious Peninsula coffee, snacks and lunches and there’s a pop-up shop for bespoke and artisan handcrafts and local products. There will be artists’ floor talks across the weekend and craft workshops running all day Saturday and Sunday for the kids. To be kept up to date with featured artists and details about the weekend, like Art Red Hill on Facebook and Instagram. ART RED HILL A: 341 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill T: 0411 416 852 W: artredhill.redhillcs.vic.edu.au

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Aboriginal art and Queensland abstraction at Whistlewood

They’ve been called ‘speed dating with art’ and ‘an art lecture with real art instead of slides’. Curators and art historians Susan and Emily McCulloch’s unique Art Parades in which a wide range of Indigenous art is displayed in an hour-long presentation have now become highly popular events at both the McCullochs’ Shoreham gallery Whistlewood and in other venues.

The 60+ works in the Art Parade which opens their Autumn Salon exhibition at Easter will relate some of the creation myths of the country that are the basis for much of today’s Indigenous art, as well as featuring the significance of colour in Aboriginal art. Featured also in both the Parade and the Salon are new works by Far North Queensland abstractionist Claudine Marzik. “Claudine’s a Swiss-Australian artist whose work I’ve admired for a number of years since I first saw it in leading public gallery exhibitions in Queensland,” says Susan McCulloch. “Claudine’s art derives from the Western tradition of abstraction and

her subjects are strongly environmentally and landscape based. Some are gentle reflections of her concerns of issues such as climate change as well as the evolution of the rainforests and rocky escarpments and the detail of trees. A number are also very textural and her sensitive portrayals make her paintings ideal companions for Indigenous art.” “We had a great reaction to Claudine’s work in our summer landscape exhibition

and we’re thrilled to be presenting this new body of work along with inspiring new Aboriginal art from many parts of Australia.” Art Parade: Saturday, April 15, 2.30pm Places limited & bookings essential online at mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au or as below Autumn Salon exhibition April 14-May 7. Open weekly Fri to Mon, 11am-4pm

WHISTLEWOOD A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham T: 5989 8282 E: info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au W: mccullochandmcculloch.com.au Pictured left: FNQ abstractionist Claudine Marzik’s works will feature in Whistlewood’s Autumn Salon Right: Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Antara, 150 x 150cm. Courtesy Mimili Maku, APY Lands

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APRIL 2017 EVERY SUNDAY Heritage steam train trips Mornington Railway; 460 Moorooduc Hwy, Moorooduc; www.morningtonrailway.org. au; 1300 767 274 Live music at Pop & Selmas Café 34 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza EVERY THURSDAY-SUNDAY Elsie + Hugo Photography Exhibition – The Big Shed Balnarring; 2996 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring. Thursday – Sunday 10am-5pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 8-9 Singing in the Rain Jnr – Gateway Worship & Performing Arts Centre; 6pm Saturday, 4pm & 6pm Sunday; Adults $12 & Kids $5; 9785 7500; www. gateway.asn.au/tickets SUNDAY APRIL 9 Rosebud Rock n Rods Festival – 8th Annual Festival; 10am-5pm; Eastbourne Primary School, Allambi Avenue, Rosebud West. $10 pp. F: @ rosebudrocknrodsfestival Hot Fudge Duo – Playing LIVE in the beer garden; 2-5pm; The New Atrium Function Centre, 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach; Ph: 5981 8123 TUESDAY APRIL 11 Free Introduction to Volunteering Sessions – Guest organization presenting ‘Family Life’; 10-11am; Frankston Library, Long Room, 60 Playne St, Frankston; RSVP to info@ impactvolunteering.org.au WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 Dracula by Bram Stoker 7:30pm; Adult $44-$27; Frankston Arts Centre; Ph: 9784 1060; www.thefac.com.au UNTIL THURSDAY APRIL 13 Sorrento Community Centre School Holiday Program; activities include karate, basketball, jewellery making, clay sculpture and boomerang bags; call 5984 3360 for costs and to register THURSDAY APRIL 13 Anglican Parish of Mt Eliza Easter Service – Maundy Thursday 7pm, St James the Less Church cnr Nepean Hwy & Koetong Pde, Mt Eliza; www. mteliza.melbourneanglican.org.au Morning Melodies: Margie Dennis presents the Anzac Show – Doors open

10am; morning tea, lunch and show inc $20pp; The New Atrium Function Centre. 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach; Ph: 5981 8123 FRIDAY APRIL 14 Anglican Parish of Mt Eliza Easter Service – Good Friday 10am, St James the Less Church cnr Nepean Hwy & Koetong Pde, Mt Eliza; www.mteliza. melbourneanglican.org.au Uncle Bobs Club Annual Barrow Push - Door knock along Point Nepean Rd from Sorrento to Safety Beach to support the RCH’s Good Friday Appeal; 0428 747 770 ubcvic.org.au FRIDAY – MONDAY 14-17 APRIL Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s 8th Annual Easter Art Show – Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, 2900 Point Nepean Road Blairgowrie; Opening night tix $30, Saturday-Monday $5. P: 5988 8453.

UNTIL APRIL 25 Sand Sculpting Australia Presents Lands of Imagination - Frankston Waterfront; Nepean Highway, Frankston; 5986 6684; sandsculpting.com.au

Two Phase the Duo; Playing LIVE in the beer garden; 2-5pm; The New Atrium Function Centre, 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach; Ph: 5981 8123

UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 30 Matthew Clarke: Wallabies Republic Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Dunns Rd, Mornington; 5975 4395

Easter @ Dromana Estate with Will Brown Bookings essential 5974 4400; 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong; www. dromanaestate.com.au

UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 30 Lights by Dreamworks – The Experience Live under the Big Top; Rosebud Mornington Peninsula; www. dreamworkslights.com.au

Autumn Salon + Art Parade – Vibrant new aboriginal artwork; Whistlewood Art Gallery, 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham; Ph: 5989 8282; www. mccullochandmcculloch.com.au Easter Egg Scramble 10-4pm daily; $5 with entry to The Big Goose, 233 MornTyabb Rd, Moorooduc; P: 0459 911 549; www.thebiggoose.com.au

Flow – A fresh exhibition of powerful art by Nikky Agnello; Dharma Hub, 439 Nepean Hwy, Frankston (opp South East Water)

EASTER SATURDAY APRIL 15 Balnarring Picnic Racing Club Coolart Rd, Balnarring; www.balnarringraces. com

SATURDAY APRIL 21 Author talk with Nick Petrucco Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 11am-noon; free but bookings essential; 5950 1820

Whistlewood Art Gallery Art Parade – 2:30pm; Places limited, book online www.mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au SATURDAY – MONDAY APRIL 15-17 The Briars – Food Truck Carnival, kids rides, outdoor cinema, games, music, Australian beach games. FREE ENTRY; www.foodtruckcarnivale.com.au Dromana Potters Claymates Exhibition 10am-4pm daily, closes Monday 1pm; Old Shire Hall, Dromana; Ph: 5987 1410 www.dromanapotters.com.au Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Pt Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie; 10-5pm; www. bys.asn.au UNTIL APRIL 16 Lantasia: Dreaming. A lanterns sculpture event in the night garden

Creative Jam Session with Stephen Mushin - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Dunns Rd, Mornington; 4-6pm; 5975 4395

Art Parade of Aboriginal Art – Whistlewood Art Gallery; 2:30pm; Places limited & bookings essential; mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au; 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham.

UNTIL WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL What does it take to grow a boy into a healthy young man - Safety Beach Sailing Club, Marine Parade, Safety Beach; Panel discussion with AFL partnership manager Blair Crouch, Melbourne Mens Group president David Mallard and more; cost $40 includes full sit-down breakfast; www. thegoodblokesguide.com.au

Avoid the Winter Chills Eco Living Display Centre, The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha; free; 2-3pm; 0428 351 778 SATURDAY – SUNDAY APRIL 21-30 Suessical – Magical musical based on Horton Hears a Who? And other magical stories; Tickets $30-$40; Frankston Arts Centre; Ph: 9784 1060; www.thefac. com.au SATURDAY APRIL 22 Cornish College School Tour 10am; 65 Riverend Rd, Bangholme; Ph: 9781 9000; www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au Watercolour Fundamentals Sorrento Community Centre, 860 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento; 10am; cost $120; 5984 3360; www.sorrentocommunitycentre.com

TUESDAY APRIL 25 Anzac Day 2017 Hastings Foreshore, Marine Parade; Service 5.30am assemble at Hastings Foreshore; Anzac March 10.30am - assemble at Hastings RSL; Service 11am - assemble at Hastings Foreshore; contact Hastings RSL Sub Branch 0408 372 837 Anzac Day 2017 Dromana - Peninsula RSL Club, cnr Gibson & Noel streets, Dromana; Service 6am - assemble at Peninsula RSL Club; March 9.15am - assemble at O’Donohue St; Service 9.40am - assemble at cenotaph at Dromana Hall Anzac Day 2017 Mornington Memorial Park, Barkly St, Mornington; Service 6am - assemble at Memorial Park; March 9.45am - assemble at Cnr Main & Queen St; Service 10am assemble at Memorial Park Anzac Day 2017 Balnarring Village, 3050 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring; Service 9.30am - assemble at Balnarring Village Shopping Centre Anzac Day 2017 Flinders Hall, 54-56 Cook St, Flinders; Service 10am assemble at Flinders Hall; March 11am - assemble at Flinders Hall; Service 11.45am - assemble at monument at top of Cook St Anzac Day 2017 Crib Point RSL, 27 Milne St, Crib Point; March 10.55am, assemble at Crib Point RSL; Service 11am, assemble at cenotaph Tingara Pl

Anzac Day 2017 Mount Eliza Community Centre, 90 - 100 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza; Service 1.30pm assemble at Mt Eliza Community Centre

Woodleigh School Campus Tour – Book via website www.woodleigh.school; Ph: 5971 6100 FRIDAY MAY 5 The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society – Hosting informative talks followed by viewing of stars; The Briars Historical Park; 8pm; www.mpas.asn.au; 0419 253 252

THURSDAY APRIL 27 Dromana College Open Night – 7pm; 110 Harrisons Rd Dromana; www.dsc. vic.edu.au FRIDAY – SUNDAY APRIL 28-30 ‘No Charge’ Green Waste Weekend Mornington Resource Recovery Centre, Rye Resource Recovery Centre, Tyabb Resource Recovery Centre. Full details www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Your-Property/ Rubbish-Recycling/Bins/Green-waste

Art Red Hill Opening Night – Tickets available online www.artredhill.com.au Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell 8pm; Tix $27-55; Frankston Arts Centre; P: 9784 1060; www.thefac.com.au Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society talk on the Great Omar Book Binding 5:30-7 pm; Morn Pen Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington; www.adfas.org. au; Ph: 9787 2092

SATURDAY APRIL 29 Pay it Forward Mornington – Festival in conjunction with Mornington Park and Crib Point Primary schools, council and christians from churches around the Peninsula; free; 11am – 3pm; www. facebook.com/PayitforwarddayMP

FRIDAY – SUNDAY MAY 5-7 Mushrooms in May – Wild mushroom meander, food + wine extravaganza; 11am + 1pm; $49 pp; T’Gallant, 1385 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge; Bookings essential 5931 1300

Lady Sings the Blues – A Billie Holiday tribute with Rebecca Mendoza and the Joe Ruberto Quartet; tickets $36 - $39; Cube 37; Ph: 9784 1060; www.thefac.com.au

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 6-7 Art Red Hill – General exhibition; 10am-4pm; Tickets $5, U16 free; www. artredhill.com.au

SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 29-30 Reduction Linocut with Gwen Scott Oakhill Gallery; 10am-4pm; 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington; Ph: 5973 4299; www.oakhillgallery.com.au

SATURDAY MAY 6 Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk – 9am start; $100pp; www.mpva.com.au

SUNDAY APRIL 30 John Wells; Playing LIVE in the beer garden; 2-5pm; The New Atrium Function Centre, 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach; Ph: 5981 8123

TUESDAY MAY 9 Free Introduction to Volunteering Sessions Guest organization presenting ‘Frankston Beach Patrol 3199; 1011am; Frankston Library, Long Room, 60 Playne St, Frankston; RSVP to info@ impactvolunteering.org.au

TUESDAY MAY 2 Woodleigh School Information Session 7:30pm; www.woodleigh. school; Ph: 5971 6100

WEDNESDAY MAY 10 Bite Conference 2017 –Mornington Race Course; $150pp; www. biteconferencevictoria.com.au

WEDNESDAY MAY 3 Faulty Towers the dining experience Brooklands of Mornington, 99 Tanti Ave, Mornington; 7pm; $118pp; Ph: 5973 9200

Impact Volunteering Expo 11-3pm; Lyrebird Hall, Lyrebird Community Centre, Lyrebird Drv, Carrum Downs; Free entry; www.impactvolunteering.org. au Ph: 9770 6492

Lee Kernaghan Boys from the Bush 25th Anniversary tour; tickets $64.90 - $69.90; Frankston Arts Centre; Ph: 9784 1060; www.thefac.com.au

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 12-14 Mushrooms in May – Wild mushroom meander, food + wine extravaganza; 11am + 1pm; $49 pp; T’Gallant, 1385 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge; Bookings essential 5931 1300

Woodleigh School Campus Tour – Book via website www.woodleigh.school; Ph: 5971 6100 THURSDAY MAY 4 Tommy Fleming - The voice of Ireland returns to Frankston; tickets $55 $60; Frankston Arts Centre; Ph: 9784 1060; www.thefac.com.au

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Friday 21 April to Sunday 30 April

Another bloody classic! Another gripping, criticallyacclaimed production from shake & stir. Tickets: Adult $44, U30 $27-$35

Join us in the world of Dr Seuss, in this magical musical based on Horton Hears a Who? and other stories. Tickets: $30 – $40

A wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old mother – humorous, warm and full of insight. Tickets: $27 – $55

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EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 16 Anglican Parish of Mount Eliza Easter Service Easter Day 10am, St James the Less Church cnr Nepean Hwy & Koetong Pde, Mount Eliza; www.mteliza. melbourneanglican.org.au

SUNDAY APRIL 23 Feelix; Playing LIVE in the beer garden; 2-5pm; The New Atrium Function Centre, 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach; Ph: 5981 8123

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It has been a busy few years since Malcura released their debut EP ‘Flamenco Metal’. The trio have been busking extensively ever since, honing their craft in Melbourne’s CBD alongside well-known acts such as The Pierce Brothers and Tash Sultana. This has allowed the trio to steadily build their fanbase, and also develop their original sound. A chance appearance on stage at The Palais Theatre with Mexican guitar heroes Rodrigo y Gabriela became one of the acts biggest career highlights so far. Malcura have also performed at a number of festivals, including Wallaby Creek (QLD), Bendigo Blues and Roots, Mt

Eliza Music Festival, St Kilda Festival; and are scheduled to appear at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival and Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW). ‘Malcura’, the band’s self-titled debut album, was released in February 2016, with a launch show on the Federation Square main stage. The album has since been nominated for the award of the 2016 ‘Best Global/ Reggae Album’ by The Age Music

Victoria Awards. Their next Mornington show is on May 27 at Gods Kitchen in Mornington. E: malcuraband@gmail.com M: 0413 100 749 Check out the local Gig Guide and follow your favourite acts at mpmusic.com.au. FB: /malcura W: malcura.com

Boogie Woogie Bakery in Balnarring BY LIZ ROGERS

Just to let you know, the Red Hill Bakery in conjunction with local muso Marty NelsonWilliams put on a grinding show with UK boogie woogie piano legend Ben Walters early on in March. Ben Walters has jammed with the best of them - think Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, Jools Holland and Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few. The bakery was buzzing with world class music played for 130 (seated) lucky punters. “The acoustics in the gallery are great and I do love an intimate venue where you can get in close to the action. Ben could have played for six hours straight after local songsmith Paul Dillon’s sweet intro set. Ben’s 16-year-old son Tom played sax like a legend, and the Red Hill Baker Boys joined in for a wild closing set. It was so good. How lucky are we to have this in our town?” says Marty. “Ben also said he thought it was THE best gig of his Aussie APRIL 2017 (65)

FRIDAY APRIL 7 Whiskey Gypsies, 8pm, Brass Razu SATURDAY APRIL 8 Rob Papp & Blueshead, 8pm, Double G Saloon Elvis Rock & Roll, 6.30pm, Rosebud Country Club Sister Sister, 8pm, Beaches SUNDAY APRIL 9 Mammas Mountain Jug Band, 1pm Hickinbotham of Dromana Nick Charles, 2pm, The Brewery FRIDAY APRIL 14 Sammy Owen Band, 8pm, Double G Saloon DNA, 9pm, Beaches SATURDAY APRIL 15 The Push Reggae Band, 8pm, Gods Kitchen SUNDAY APRIL 16 The Jump Devils, 1pm, Hickinbotham of Dromana Rob Papp, 2pm, The Brewery WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 Cool Change - Jazz, 6.30pm, Manhattan of Mornington FRIDAY APRIL 21 The Right Brothers, 9pm, Beaches SATURDAY APRIL 22 Jouls Bolt, 1pm, Hickinbotham or Dromana Bag O’Nails, 8pm, Double G Saloon Ben Smith Band, 8.30pm, Gods Kitchen SUNDAY APRIL 23 Erik Parker, 2pm, The Brewery SATURDAY APRIL 29 Kevin Buckingham Band, 9pm, Double G Saloon SUNDAY APRIL 30 Sam O’Connell & Ben Jenz, 5pm, Gods Kitchen Colin Dodds, 2pm, The Brewery SATURDAY MAY 6 Rob Papp, 1pm, Hickinbotham of Dromana

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tour,” he continues. Friday night at the bakery in Balnarring will be rockin’ the best of local talent and international performers alike and Marty hopes to make this kind of gig a bi-monthly mecca for top notch musos and the people who love to hear them play. RED HILL BAKERY A: 3050 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring T: 5931 3125 MARTY NELSON-WILLIAMS W: martynelsonwilliams.com

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Malcura are an acoustic trio from bayside Melbourne, Australia. The band fuse flamenco instrumentation with rock ‘n’ roll mentality to forge their own unique sound.


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Complete Year 10, 11 and 12 SkillsPlus is a great place to study Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our VCAL is a hands-on option for students aged 15-19 who wish to reengage in their education and receive an accredited secondary certificate. We have continuous intake throughout the year. Eligibility criteria: Meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised training places. Be at least 15 years old as of January 1 2017.


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Tegan’s amazing year of growth Tegan Mawdsley, 18, a SkillsPlus Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning graduate, talks about what led her back to study. Everyone is raving about leaving school, but for me I am leaving my family. Training organisation SkillsPlus was the last resort for me. I had been out of school for 12 months because I had been raising my three younger siblings. Every day I woke up, got them ready for school, cleaned, cooked, got them ready for bed, cleaned a bit more and went to bed myself. Obviously there was no time for school, so I dropped out. I fell into a really bad state of depression because there was no time to go see friends and I was constantly at home. In October 2014 I moved out of my mother’s house and in with other relatives. I started seeing Mel at SkillsPlus Employment Services who worked hard to get me into SkillsPlus Youth Education. I remember how scared I was on my first day and how I thought I wouldn’t make any friends. I was so wrong. Everyone was amazingly nice to me and it only got better. Later we started volunteering at Nepean School. I can’t even describe the joy I felt when we went there. That place just brings so much happiness to everyone’s lives. To see how happy the students were even when struggling with everything is incredible. I started to imagine working there with the amazing young people with a disability. It made me decide to enrol in a Certificate IV in Disability Services with BRACE, which I have now completed. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions,

but I would not change a thing. I have never met a more amazing group of people. Without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I am leaving SkillsPlus and BRACE with a Year 12 pass, a Certificate IV in Disability Services (CHC43115), a new job and an incredible family.

2017 Volunteering Expo

Wednesday 10th May - 11am - 3pm FREE ENTRY • ALL WELCOME • NO RSVP NEEDED Lyrebird Hall - Lyrebird Community Centre - Carrum Downs Connect with many not for profit community organisations and learn about volunteering opportunities. Impact Volunteering (Information and Referral Desk) Frankston Library 60 Playne Street, Frankston T: 9770 6492 www.impactvolunteering.org.au

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The NBN is now available on parts of the Mornington Peninsula, but while some telcos are advising clients they will have to change their phone system when the NBN is rolled out, most phone systems don’t need to be replaced. Telaustralia managing director Tony Dunphy advises that although most phone systems will need to be modified to run VOIP lines when the copper is removed, costeffective options are available that can adapt an existing phone system to the NBN. For example, an adapter for up to eight lines can be supplied and installed for less than $1000, and if a phone system must be replaced you would not expect to pay more than about $200-$300 per handset. If you would like to talk to a Peninsula-based phone system supplier, contact Telaustralia for a free consultation . TELAUSTRALIA T: 1300 783 528 W: www.telaustralia.com.au

Don’t get talked into a NBN Phone System without speaking to us. Most phone systems do not need replacing when the NBN arrives.

Expo a winner for growing businesses Flourishing start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs, successful small businesses and ambitious individuals came together on March 22 at The BIG Small Business Expo in Frankston. Organised by Jo Schutt and Emily Jones, the co-founders of The Garden – Mind Body Business, the expo attracted 35 exhibitors and six world-class speakers whose topics included developing your own keynote, podcasting, how to achieve life integration, and developing a strong business mindset. APRIL 2017 (65)

This highly successful day combined innovation, collaboration and inspiration, and Jo and Emily are promising their next event will be even bigger and better. To view Mornington Peninsula Magazine’s social pictures from the day, please visit morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au/social-pics/ THE GARDEN – MIND BODY BUSINESS A: 4 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston T: 0425 785 161 W: thegardenfrankston.com.au

Talk to a local professional now. 1300 783 528 www.telaustralia.com.au www.morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au

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More BITE for your business If you’re looking to add innovation, technology and efficiency to your business, then next month’s BITE Conference in Mornington is an absolute must.

Smart Solutions = Getting fit while you work with the desk bike

Billed as the business and technology event of the year, the BITE Conference will feature not one but a whole line-up of keynote speakers all under one roof. Among them is Andy Lark, an internationally renowned marketer and innovator in social media with 25 years’ experience across business-tobusiness and consumer sectors. During his career Andy has worked and lived in the majority of the world’s major markets and developed a reputation as a highly

creative executive, marketing turnaround specialist, entrepreneur and authority on social media. He told a major conference last week: “The rate of change today is the slowest we will ever experience.” While Andy and the other speakers will provide you with plenty of food for thought, there will also be an amazing spread throughout the day to keep you well fed, with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, as well as a barista on hand keeping the coffee flowing. All attendees will receive a showbag full of lots of goodies and there will be drinks afterwards to round off the day. There are also prizes up for grabs, including a three-night stay in a Melbourne Family Apartments three-bedroom apartment and a desk bike so you can exercise while

Jennifer Faulkner is a wordsmith. She works with business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs to create content that works. After a successful career in law, Jennifer moved from Melbourne to Rye and launched a boutique copywriting and communications firm. Word Symmetry celebrates one year this month. Tell us about Word Symmetry I started by freelance copywriting for real estate and since rebranding, I also now work with service-based professionals across Australia, New Zealand and the US. My clients range from holistic services right through to psychologists, lawyers, accountants and financial planners. I look beyond the work they do, into what drives them to do what they do. Then I create their content to achieve symmetry between their voice, their passion and their business purpose. Hence the name Word Symmetry! What prompted your decision to change careers and move from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula? I remember one day sitting in my office dreaming of my own business. One where I could enjoy a coastal lifestyle, work on my own terms and use my skills to help people in a meaningful and affordable way. I feel so fortunate that I’ve been able to create a successful business aligned with my values. I also have a bit of a gypsy spirit, so being free to travel when I want to without it affecting my work was a major part of my decision. What do you love about the Peninsula?

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you’re at work. Conference organiser Shannon Smit said BITE was really set to bring the city-style conference to the Peninsula. “We must have got something right when we had so many sponsors get involved, including major companies such as Xero, Telstra, CBA and the Mornington Peninsula Shire,” Shannon said. “The enthusiasm for the conference has been overwhelming.” So to keep your business ahead of the field, race along to the BITE Conference on May 10 at Mornington Racecourse. Tickets are available at www. biteconferencevictoria.com.au Full Program and agenda on the following pages.

Everything! Visiting the Hot Springs, having lunch in Red Hill, shopping in Sorrento, paddle-boarding on the front beach, walking along the back beach or working over lunch at A Mini Kitchen. How can we utilise your skills? For professional service-based professionals who want to take their presence to the next level, I can help them deliver their message with impact and clarity. I work with businesses to refine their message and deliver it in a way that works. Word Symmetry Mobile: 0427 278 459 Website: wordsymmetry.com.au FB: /wordsymmetry LinkedIn: /jenniferafaulkner

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Trent Innes Managing Director Xero Australia

Andy Lark Chairman Group Lark

Andrew Morello Winner of the Apprentice & Business

Abigail Forsyth Found and CEO KeepCup

Alec Potts 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist

Omar de Silva Co-founder and CEO The Plato Project

Nikk Hughes & Yolande Hughes Inspire Tribe

Pippa Hanson Managing Director The Sports Injury Clinic

Matt Bebe Managing Director Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Shannon Smit Director SMART Business Solutions

Nadia Hughes Director SMART Business Solutions

Lucille Webster APAC Marketing Manager VendHQ



Doors open for exhibitors


Registration and Networking (& coffee!)


Exhibition formally opens - Welcome from the Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the event Host, Smart Business Solutions and the Master of Ceremonies


Let’s supercharge your Business: Andrew Morello, Winner of the Apprentice & Business Development manager for YBR and MC for this event


Innovation in Marketing: Andy Lark, One of Australia’s leading marketing experts


It’s about the Journey: Alec Potts, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist


Break - Opportunity to visit exhibition stands, network & enjoy delicious morning tea


Purpose driven Business: Omar de Silva, The Plato Project


Technology creating opportunity for Small Business: Trent Innes, Xero Australia Managing Director


Lunch - A wonderful lunch will be served with the opportunity to visit exhibition stands & network


KeepCup - Making an innovative idea a profitable business: Abigail Forsyth, Founder of KeepCup


Your thinking levels determines your income level: Nikk Hughes and Yolande Hughes, Inspire Tribe


Social Proof is the new word of Mouth: Wayne Schmidt, Karbon Inc


Break - Opportunity to visit exhibition stands, network& enjoy afternoon tea


The Impact of last night’s Federal budget on small business: Shannon Smit & Nadia Hughes


Break-out session: Make your choice - 2 to select from - Break Out Session One: The retail industry and technology in Point of Sale & Inventory - Break Out Session Two: Your digital footprint - practical tips for making it happen regularly


Efficiencies that changed our business: Panel of leading local businesses * Pippa Hanson - Sports Injury Clinic

* Matt Bebe - Mornington Peninsula Brewery

* Nadia Hughes - SMART Business Solutions

* Hollie Black - Select Scoota


Wrap up from Smart Business Solutions


Networking with drinks & nibbles

Melbourne's best retailers choose Vend Whether you have one store or one hundred, easily grow and manage your business in the cloud. It’s the most beautiful way to run omnichannel retail today.

“We currently have 16 concept stores in Australia and we were able to deploy an off the shelf solution to support all those stores. It has also given us the ability and the capability to set up new stores relatively quickly and expand the solutions globally into other regions” CHRIS BALOGI, DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, JURLIQUE

Get in touch with us for a free demo. sales@vendhq.com • 03 8593 7854 www.vendhq.com


Why BJS Mornington?

Trusted insurance advice with BJS BY LIZ ROGERS

Need insurance? Then call BJS Insurance Brokers - the family owned business with local staff who know the Peninsula inside out. BJS Insurance Brokers are a pro-active member of the insurance broking and business community, which means they can deliver real insurance results for each client’s needs. Having just relocated from Frankston to Mornington, this team of qualified and experienced insurance brokers are proud to provide a holistic solution to all your insurance matters. Whether it’s commercial, life and personal insurance, worker’s compensation support or advice and claims management, BJS has got you covered. “We have an expansive knowledge of the entire insurance market,” explains branch manager Teresa Westgarth. “And an average of 23.5 years’ experience in both commercial and personal insurance.” BJS Insurance Brokers is a truly ‘Open Market’ placement broker unlike some of their competitors. This means you get the very best coverage because you are not limited to one insurer. They work hard for their clients (not the insurers) and provide advice you can trust and rely on. “We enjoy an enviable reputation for our professionalism in the industry because of our ability to structure complete business insurance programs both locally and globally,” says Teresa. Call the only local broker in Mornington run by locals for locals, today - because your insurance matters - at BJS. BJS INSURANCE BROKERS A: 315 Main Street Mornington T: 9860 4279 1800 208 397 W: bjsib.com.au APRIL 2017 (65)



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BJS Insurance Brokers are a family owned business, recently relocated to 315 Main Street, Mornington. We provide a holistic solution and advice for all business risks, including, but not limited to: • • • •

Business Insurance Corporate Insurance Tailored Products Risk Management

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Workers’ Compensation Life Insurance Claims Management Personal Insurance

We are offering local businesses obligation free reviews of their insurance programs. Call us today on 9860 4279 to speak to one of our team, or email us at southern@bjsib.com.au Our difference is our knowledge and expertise of the entire insurance market and our team of specialised insurance brokers have an average of 23.5 years experience in commercial and personal insurance. BJS truly are an “open market” placement broker, unlike some of our competitors.


is to always be ‘moving forward’ as a company. Rather than a traditional mission statement we have one core question: Why are we here? The answer is simple: • To be the best provider of insurance & risk management solutions • To be your trusted insurance adviser • To be a pro-active member of the business community. www.morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au

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Get excited about your future. Study in 2017! Certificate I in

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Alcohol Health and Other Services Drugs Assistance CHC43215 Certificate III in


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Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

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Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) SITHFAB201

Provide First Aid HLTAID003

Follow Basic Food Safety Practices HLTFS207C


This training is delivered with funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Eligibility criteria apply or training is offered on a fee for service basis. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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How to use events to grow your business I’m assuming that because you have your own business, you’re pretty good at something, right? Whether it’s service based or perhaps a handmade product and many things in between, holding an event for your customers (potential or existing) is a great tool for business growth for many reasons. If you’re an expert in something, why not share it around? Teach your craft, show off your talent, help people. Holding an event or workshop gives you: 1. The opportunity to share your knowledge 2. The chance to get to know your customers (and for them to get to know you!) and introduce yourself to prospective customers 3. If the event is newsworthy, get a media release out there and even invite someone from your local magazine or media to come along Ideas for holding an event might be: • To launch a new product or service • To treat your best customers to a VIP, invite only experience as a thank you • To educate people about what you do and how you can help them • To celebrate a new location • To bring other business owners together from a similar field, so you’re offering a range of speakers or exhibitors rather than just yourself • To celebrate a national day related to your field (if there isn’t one, you can actually start your own) So, have a think about what type of event you could hold which would benefit your customers, gain some exposure for your business and potentially convert some sales whether during the event or after. Good luck!

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Get Out and About Again!

Rosebud’s 4km of foreshore, with its shady coastal vegetation, is adjacent to perfect white sands and safe swimming beaches, making it an ideal family camping environment. For those who enjoy more comfort and space, the town offers many other holiday accommodation options with a plethora of holiday homes for rent, caravan parks and motels, all available throughout the year. Traditionally home to water activities such as sailing, fishing and kayaking, the Rosebud waters are now hosting new adventure activities, stand up paddle boarding and kite surfing which, in particular, is not for the faint hearted. The thriving shopping strip of Rosebud, and its modern plaza, are full of bustling cafes and restaurants, a six screen fully digital cinema, mini golf, indoor bowls and outdoor bowls, all of which are within easy reach of the beach. Find the brand new nature-based playground at the Jetty Rd end of the foreshore in the setting of the pier precinct. With short drives to wineries, galleries, hot springs, Arthur’s Seat lookout and chair lift plus a host of world class golf courses, it’s a perfect destination for a family holiday. By Alison Doherty, Rosebud Chamber of Commerce

Owner Cam Donnelly from Port Phillip Mowers and Scooters has spent much of his career working in the healthcare industry and now applies his knowledge and experience in helping people to get mobile and ultimately support their independence.

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Make Rosebud Your Holiday Destination This Year!

PPMS has the largest range of Mobility Scooters on the Mornington Peninsula, and provides quality services including; delivery, pick up, emergency breakdown assistance, repairs and servicing. They also offer dual purpose scooters and accessories that are great for golf, allowing golfers to enjoy their game for longer! The team at PPMS pride themselves on friendly disposition and expertise in giving their customers the right advice and the best outcome for each situation. So, come down and take a test drive today! PORT PHILLIP MOWERS AND SCOOTERS A: 1/851 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud T: 5981 2444 W: portphillipmowersandscooters. com.au


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Nepean Optical Rosebud

Optimal eye care

Australian Made Lenses! It doesn’t get better! At Nepean Optical Rosebud we proudly support local whenever we can. Our preferred optical lenses are Australian made using the latest technologies available. A quality product, delivered faster whilst supporting the Australian economy. We just want you to have the best lenses possible.

1063 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Ph: 5986 5845

REIKI Special $30 for 30 minutes

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New client special:

30% off first salt therapy session for new clients with mention of this ad Shop 3, 9/11 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud T. 5981 2717

You only have one pair of eyes, and Nepean Optical Rosebud can help you look after them with its optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-15 per cent of your retina at one time but the optomap captures

more than 80 per cent of the retina, allowing signs of systemic diseases to be detected early. The painless procedure takes only minutes to perform and provides a digital record so any changes to your eyes over time can be monitored. Optometrist Michael Mether has 30

years’ experience in eye care and Nepean Optical Rosebud proudly supports Australian made optical lenses. NEPEAN OPTICAL ROSEBUD A: 1063 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud T: 5986 5845 W: www.nepeanoptical.com.au

Enter the realm of your holistic dreams

It’s like another world when you step into Holistic Realms. The store is filled with salt lamps, crystals, aromatherapy oils, dreamcatchers, jewellery and much more, and owner Kylie offers ear candling, hypnotherapy, readings, room hire, reiki, Theta healing, NLP and a salt room. No wonder her customers say Holistic Realms is one of a kind. HOLISTIC REALMS A: Shop 3, 9-11 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud T: 5981 2717 FB: @HolisticRealms

Open 9:30am - 5pm Mon-Fri / Sat 9:30am - 2pm

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Sew what’s new? Sewing ‘n’ Beyond proprietor Julie Whinney has lots of exciting new stock, including patterns from ‘littlelee & me stitchery designs’, knitting yarns, needles, crochet products and cottage garden embroidery threads. Julie also has the largest range of Tilda products on the Peninsula, as well as an extensive range of fabrics, waddings, patterns and more. SEWING ‘N’ BEYOND A: 1B/9 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud T: 5981 2020

All day breakfast by the bay If you like the sound of all day breakfast by the bay, then pop into The Corner Café in Rosebud, opposite the Rosebud Foreshore. This local favourite is renowned for its eggs benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce, as well as homemade cakes and so much more! Enjoy casual dining indoors and out, parking is a breeze and The Corner Café is open every day over Easter, except Good Friday. THE CORNER CAFÉ A: 1455 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud T: 5982 1455

World-class hair care

Taina Madeddu has cared for Peninsula hair for nine years. Having trained in Finland and worked in salons in Sydney and Europe, Taina’s 30 years of experience guarantees your hair will be show-stopping. For quality service, skilled haircuts, colours, foils and balayage, Taina’s Salon is the place to visit. Mention this ad for 15% off! TAINA’S SALON A: 4/9 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud T: 5986 2661

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A helping hand for your farewell Rosebud Funerals understands the importance of making a fitting tribute to a loved one, a memory that will last forever. In the midst of the sadness you feel at this time, the thought of arranging this final farewell can be a daunting prospect. Their caring staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to guide you through what can appear to be a maze of arrangements. As you enter the tranquillity of their Funeral Chapel, you will be filled with a sense of peace, knowing that your loved one’s farewell will be treated with dignity and respect. The 100-seat Chapel is fully air conditioned for the comfort of 100 mourners both old and young and an adjoining area can be used to accommodate up to an additional 100 people if required. During the service, as you reflect on the life being remembered, let them enhance these memories by using some of your treasured photographs and a favourite piece of music, to create an audio visual celebration of the life journey undertaken by your loved one. Their sound system allows for every spoken memory or musical tribute to be heard clearly by all and the modern television screens ensure that pictorial memories to be shared on this special day are viewed the best possible way. Light refreshments can be served in the area adjoining the Chapel following the service, to allow friends and family the time to share, reflect and to comfort each other before moving away.

You couldn’t miss the colour and action on the ground and in the air above Rosebud Foreshore over the Labour Day long weekend, as the Rosebud Kite Festival returned for its 13th year. Victoria’s premier all ages kite flying event was held on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, featuring live entertainment, stalls, rides, a ‘meet the maker’ kite flying demo and more. Photos: Jasmine Ward and Molly Mitchell


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Rotary held a breakfast event March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day. The guests heard from Kate Carnell AO who started her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman in March last year. The other guest speaker was Susan Berg author of “The Girl Who Lived” – an autobiographical account of her conquering many challenges and hardships that life threw her way. Photos: Lisa Walton & Andrea Haynes


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Health, relaxation & calm

at Moonah Day Spa by Liz Rogers

Rejuvenate and revitalize in the secluded oasis of Peppers Moonah Links Day Spa where the stresses of every-day life dissolve to reveal your true beauty. Moonah Day Spa focuses on personalised beauty treatment. This means each client’s individual requirements are specifically catered for depending on skin type and age. All the beauty therapists at this premium relaxation space are highly qualified and trained to give you the most indulgent beauty treatment that is exactly right for you. Relaxation and stress relief are chief concerns at Moonah Links Day Spa. Customised facials, massages, manicures and pedicures are created to make each client feel pampered and radiant. Whether you only have time for a quick pepup refresh or a long luscious skin transformation, the beauty therapists at Moonah Day Spa can help. Face mapping ensures all skin treatments meet each individual skin. Age Smart treatments using the active ingredient Dermalogica product will have you feeling revived, while the Lomasi skin care range treats hands, feet and face with care. For a simply transformative experience try the Moonah Spa 60-minute full body massage. Hot stone therapy draws out the weight of the day to leave you feeling calm, while the ambiance of the Day Spa space transports you from pressure and time constraints (think background spa relaxation music). Quick stress relieving back and shoulder massages are available too, while waterless manicure and pedicure treatments take care of hands and feet. Lomasi Young Nails sugar based scrubs, lotions and hot towels are used to transform tired and aching feet through massage and pain release. Nails are clipped and shaped and Caption nail polish completes the make-over. Book today and treat yourself or a loved one to an experience of ultimate relaxation at Moonah Links Day Spa. Log on to their new website to see how.

55 Peter Thomson Drive Fingal, VIC 3939

Open Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment. PEPPERS MOONAH LINKS DAY SPA A: 55 Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal T: (03) 5988 2055 W: moonahdayspa.com.au

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Beautiful handcrafted olive oil skincare range from Olieve & Olie. 7/16-18 Henry Wilson Dve, Rosebud West P. 5984 1762 www.olieveandolie.com.au

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HOT Beautiful Ceylon Sapphire ring surrounded by fine white diamonds Marlene Miller Antiques 128 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento P. 5984 1762

Vintage, eclectic and collectible treasures to be found at Quirky Collective. Look for the bright green buiding! 65 Barkly St, Mornington P. 0416 072 790

Head to the hills for the annual Art Red Hill Exhibition. Sat & Sun, May 6-7 Red HIll Consolidated School, 341 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill. www.artredhill.com.au P. 0411 416 852 (Painting by Darren Doye)

Copenhagen Chair from Alexander & James, pricing from $1349, exclusive to Luduco Living. Peninsula Home: 1128-1132 Nepean Hwy, Mornington P. 5973 4899

Antique Chinese Export silver encased Glass Bitters Bottle with bamboo detail and serpent’s head hinged spout. Deco Heaven at the Tyabb Packing House.14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb. P. 0418 513 971 www.decoheaven.com.au

Upholstered bedheads from The Cullin Design. Prices starting from $600. P. 0438 786 120 www.thecullindesign.com.au

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Mr Fox has your skin covered Just like fingerprints, everyone’s skin is unique. That’s why Mr Fox Hair Beauty Retail doesn’t believe in a blanket approach to skin care - and neither should you. Mr Fox has recently expanded its business to include a treatment clinic, for which it has chosen Dermaviduals as its main skin care focus. Dermaviduals combines the best ingredients and the latest science and research to customise products for specific skin conditions such as neurodermatitis, ichthyosis, psoriasis, acne, couperosis, rosacea, dermatitis and chelitis. Dermaviduals is also ideal for treating sensitive, dehydrated, blemished and aged skin, premature ageing, sunburn, scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation, and dark circles under the eyes. As well as Dermaviduals treatments, Mr Fox’s highly experienced staff also specialise in bespoke, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials, body massage, Li’tya body treatments, Goldwell and Lakme hair colouring, haircuts and styling, injectables, waxing, eyelash extensions, brow design, nail enhancements, manicures and pedicures, and makeup application. They welcome wedding parties, too. Mr Fox is open Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. MR FOX HAIR BEAUTY RETAIL A: 4/59-63 Walara Drive, Mount Martha T: 5974 2161

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Hospital undergoes major upgrade

Artist’s impression

Work has started on a $9.7 million refurbishment of St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital to deliver new and improved patient accommodation and amenities. The work, which is expected to be completed early next year, includes

converting three and four-bed wards to two-bed wards; increasing the number of single rooms; refurbishing patient rooms and ensuites; and improving front entrance access for patients and vehicles. A new kiosk, lounge area, three additional consulting rooms, a chapel and an adjoining multipurpose meeting room will all form part of the new-look foyer. Chief executive officer Sally Faulkner

said the most critical component of the refurbishment was increasing the number of single rooms to provide patients with greater comfort and privacy during their recovery. “The design will also give us the flexibility to increase the bed capacity as required to meet the demands for our services,” Sally said. “While this is a comprehensive and detailed refurbishment, it will occur in

stages so that we minimise the impact on our inpatient and outpatient services. We will continue with business as usual to provide our comprehensive rehabilitation services every day throughout the refurbishment.” ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL A: 255-265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston T: 9788 3333

We don’t just care for our patients - we care about them, by working collaboratively to ensure they get back to doing what they love. Do you have or know anyone who has any of the following conditions? Reduced mobility following accident, illness or surgery Chronic Pain Falls and Balance issues Unstable diabetes Heart Condition Parkinson’s Disease If so, ask your GP or Specialist for a referral to our hospital. Our interdisciplinary rehabilitation specialists work with our patient’s, tailoring a program to suit their individual needs. We have programs to suit both inpatients and outpatients.

255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston VIC 3199 Tel: 9788 3333 Fax: 9870 8747 Email: info.frankstonrehab@sjog.org.au

“Together, we’ll get you moving”


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Autumn at Amicus

Amicus ‘Autumn Glow’ – New Client Package Refresh your glow this autumn at Amicus Hair & Beauty in Mornington. Amicus is celebrating autumn with an amazing package for new clients and it’s genuine red carpet treatment at a fraction of the retail price. For just $189 (value $279) you can walk out with a whole new look. Limited bookings available. The ‘Autumn Glow’ package includes: A full consultation, an Aveda full head colour, up to 10 foils, a creative cut, an Aveda botanicals conditioning treatment, blow style and finish, an Aveda make-up touch-up to complement your new look plus 10% off take-home products on the day. Mention this ad to receive the Autumn Glow package. T&Cs apply Amicus - 3/45 Main Street Mornington T: 5976 2740 W: amicus-h-b.com.au

Introducing... The Permanent Make-Up Clinic Amicus Hair & Beauty welcomes The Permanent Make-Up Clinic to its beauty rooms. Lorna Hulme is offering her sought-after, elegantly arched eyebrows using the feathering technique, a soft, natural look that frames the face and creates a younger looking eye. It’s the instant eyelift. Lorna also specialises in eyeliner to accentuate your eyes and perfectly defined beautiful lips. Make an appointment today and let Lorna use her expertise to enhance your natural beauty. Lorna prides herself on genuine consultation to help you achieve your ‘ideal look’ with minimal discomfort and she’s backed by 23 years’ experience in the beauty industry. M: 0409 838 551 W: thepermanentmakeupclinic.com.au FB: @Permanentmakeuplornahulme

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Just $189 (value $279) Includes: a full consultation I an Aveda full head colour up to 10 foils / a creative cut I an Aveda botanicals conditioning treatment I blow style and finish an Aveda make-up touch-up to complement your new look 10% off take-home products on the day Mention this ad to receive the Autumn Glow package. T&Cs apply


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Advanced Skin + Laser Clinic


hot off the press

As leaders in the field, we are proud of our many years’ experience and continued updating to the very latest treatments from around the world…and they deliver results. Dr Juan Romero, James Barrett and Kay Nuttall have introduced the NEW INJECTABLE TREATMENT BELKYRA.. to improve the appearance of a double chin. OUTSTANDING. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area may not go away. Now there is an answer. “Get rid of the waddle,” says Sue Verheyen. This is a prescription-only injectable and only available from your medical clinician. The BELKYRA treatment takes 15-20 minutes and is customised to your anatomy. Once desired results are achieved over 4-6 treatments (sometimes 2) re-treatment is not expected for at least four years. Wait for our news next month, we are being joined by another leading doctor who is performing STEM CELL treatments in the under eye and neck areas. Our doctor

will be looking after her patients for consults, botox and injectables in general, and performing STEM CELL treatments for the near future in a medical facility closer to the city. Obviously, this procedure must be taken seriously. Remember, at Anti-Aging & Associates we only use ‘THE REAL THING’ says Sue. FAT FREEZING – Adele and Sue are working on numerous avenues in this area. Been unhappy with treatments

elsewhere or the cost? Training, equipment and fully understanding the treatment leads to excellent permanent results. More on this also next month. Visit those you can trust for your IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation, deep peel, acne concerns, rosacea, skin blading and more. Phone 9787 4745 for an appointment. BY SUE VERHEYEN

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Think diamonds are just too expensive as a gift for someone special or a treat for yourself? Well, think again. Diamond Coco owner Anthony Hansen is one of Australia’s leading diamond merchants and offers diamond jewellery for about half of what you’d pay in a retail store. But don’t assume that means lesser quality – diamonds are Anthony’s passion and he refuses to sell inferior diamonds. As Anthony says, his diamonds are his business card to the world, which is why more than 80 per cent of his business comes from repeat customers and referrals. Phone Anthony to make an appointment. DIAMOND COCO A: Suite 6 (Upper Level), 38A Main St, Mornington T: 1300 230 630 W: diamondcoco.com.au

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Advanced Skin + Laser Clinic 5 Old Mornington Rd, Mt Eliza By appointment only Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays until late, Friday and Saturdays

Over 32 years skin experience Over 15 years IPL and laser experience

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Read on to learn about Belkyra... Surgery free treatment to improve the apprearance of a double chin!

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Take a deep breath and check your emotional level. Repeat if any intensity remains or any other issues come to mind.


Persist with all aspects of the problem until you feel relief. Good luck!

Time To Thrive

For any change you wish to make Clinical Hypnotherapist • Clinical0414 Hypnotherapy Gayle Dwyer 714 644 • Energetic Hypnosis gayledwyerhynotherapy • Mindset Management • Counselling & Coaching Nationally Registered Hypnotherapist

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Tai Chi Classes MT Martha & Mornington

Weekday & evening classes plus Saturday short courses. Suitable for all levels of ability. Improve coordination, balance and focus. Develop confidence and muscular strength. Enhance enjoyment of life and quality of sleep.

T: Jenny 0418 566 216 W: risingmoontaichi.net E: info@risingmoontaichi.net

Easy Weight Loss with Gayle Time To Thrive Clinical Hypnotherapist Gayle Dwyer 0414 714 644 gayledwyerhynotherapy

Do you love food but want to lose weight? You can! Gayle Dwyer’s Time to Thrive program shows you how to enjoy your lifestyle while losing weight and you won’t even feel like you’re on a diet! Gayle explains. “Losing weight this way is easy, natural and safe because our programs help remove mental and emotional blocks. We retrain the brain to be in alignment with the goal of being a slimmer, healthier you.” The principles and techniques Gayle uses also work for any change you wish to make (think stopping smoking, reducing pain, improving performance or gaining self-empowerment). Call today to make your life better by eliminating your own personal battle. It’s easy – with Gayle Dwyer Hypnotherapy. GAYLE DWYER HYPNOTHERAPY A: 4 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston M: 0414 714 644 FB: TimeToThrivewithGayle

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Merricks House Art Gallery at Merricks General Wine Store proudly hosted an exhibition of paintings in March by local artist Gee Ryan (Gerald), entitled Love One Another and Care For Our Planet. Photos: Tanya Fry


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Hot Springs steps up for mental health Peninsula Hot Springs has joined forces with Peninsula-based community mental health support organisation Mentis Assist to promote better mental health on the Mornington Peninsula. The alliance was celebrated on March 15 at Peninsula Hot Springs and officially launched via a video message from Flinders federal MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt. The celebration included speeches from the two CEOs and a former Mentis Assist client turned staff member, plus an appearance by actor/filmmaker Steve Bastoni, who showed his award winning short film on mental health ‘The Gift’. Peninsula Hot Springs founder and CEO Charles Davidson described the partnership as “a natural connection, one which we hope encourages all health and wellness tourism operations to further consider their place in, and contribution to, their region”. “At Peninsula Hot Springs we measure and

define our success as a major health and wellbeing destination by the opportunities we create for people to connect with the environment, each other, their community and themselves,” he said. It is estimated that 45 per cent of people on the Mornington Peninsula will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime. “The partnership with Mentis Assist enables us to support the important work they do in our community; to raise awareness of the significant mental health issues in our region and country; and to learn how we are able to do more for those affected by mental health issues,” Mr Davidson explained. Initial Mentis Assist and Peninsula Hot Springs partnership projects include specific wellness activities created at Peninsula Hot Springs for community members affected by mental ill-health including yoga/meditation sessions and mindful hot springs bathing experiences. Mentis Assist will also provide mental health training to Peninsula Hot Springs staff. Photos & words: Andrea Kellett

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This is your time to shine with four planets in your Zodiac Sign. You can now fully focus on yourself. Self development, self realisation, self esteem and any other self word that you can think of is likely to be the theme this month. This is a prime time for Aries.



April is the ideal time for you to roar and expand your horizons. The planet of love and luck, Venus, is travelling through a fellow fire sign boosting your ability to break out of your daily routine. The idea is to try something different, to have an adventure whether big or small.


Mars, the planet of drive and energy, is in your Zodiac Sign indicating that you are ready to work hard and reap the benefits. While you are not averse to working for the rewards, April is not just about hard work. You also have time to socialise.

It is time to examine how you invest your time and money. This is what you do with your earnings once the money is in your bank account. Something has sparked a change in your shared resources. Virgos are usually frugal and so you are well accustomed to living within your means.



As a Gemini you are unlikely to be a natural loner. Most Geminis depend on the company of associates and friends. This is your month to understand friendship better, and be a great confidante to others and perhaps make some new friends. Groups, social clubs and gatherings feature.

Cancer Have you heard of the saying “finding your

true north”? It means finding your purpose and staying on course so that you are living according to your authentic self. Whether you are a humble servant of society or hold a presidential-style role, you need to live according to your own values.

Venus the planet of love is also the ruler of your Zodiac Sign and therefore its cycle has a strong influence. This month it is winding its way through Aries, your opposite Sign. This indicates that others are influencing your life right now, demanding some attention.

Scorpio Your daily routine is under scrutiny during April.

This could be as a result of changes at home, on the work front or because you have volunteered to be of service to someone. Your own or someone else’s health may trigger the need for you to change your schedule.


The most creative moments can sometimes strike a chord during moments of play. This is your month to take some time out of your regular routine and have some fun. If you have children, or have connections with children, then these are likely to take precedence during April..

Capricorn Capricorns are generally adept at building

strong foundations in life. April provides you with the chance to review your footings and ensure they are secure. This is most likely to be connected with your own home and family, however; it can be any area that provides security in your private life.

Aquarius Communication is your key to success. The

more that you are able to connect in a meaningful way with others the happier you will be. To this end you may decide to learn new skills. You may also be surprised by news from siblings or by an offer to travel on a short journey.

Pisces This is your month to build greater confidence and self-worth. Pisceans are known for sensitivity and the ability to nurture others. April sees the planets aligned in a way that encourages you to take steps to boost your own self-esteem. The more self-confidence you have, the more you value yourself and your capabilities.

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For the past 12 years, Andre Kogut has been producing one of the nation’s best fermented foods at Blue Bay Cheese in Mornington. We should know as we showcased their new business in our first issue! Kefir is an amazing source of probiotics, and while it is only in the past few years that the world has caught up with the benefits of this fermented milk, Andre has been aware of its health-giving properties for years. His grandmother

taught him how to make it in the Ukrainian countryside he grew up in; she drank it every day and lived to 89. “She was a fit woman right until the very end,” he said. It is white like milk but thick like a soup. It has the pleasant scent of fresh yoghurt and a clean tangy taste, and it doesn’t sit heavily in the stomach like milk. Andrea has adapted the traditional manufacturing techniques for modern equipment and standards. He begins with organic milk, slowly heating it to 65C to kill potential pathogens while retaining the fat structure and enzymes. He then adds a

mix of 12 strains of beneficial live cultures that consume the lactose in the milk and turn it into lactic acid, which gives the kefir its clean taste. Andre says his Blue Bay Kefir improves cholesterol metabolism, promotes a healthier immune system and helps manage gastroenteritis. It has also been associated with improvements in people suffering from diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and autoimmune disorders. It’s a perfect replacement for cultured buttermilk in recipes; it’s wonderful in smoothies, makes superb

salad dressings and is delicious poured over barbecued lamb. “It’s the healthiest way of having dairy in your diet for all the nutrients, almost zero lactose plus the probiotics that will keep your gut healthy,” Andre says. “It has been keeping my family healthy and happy for scores of generations, and now we’re continuing the tradition in Australia.” BLUE BAY CHEESE A: 6 Latham St, Mornington T: 5976 4999 W: bluebaycheese.com.au

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$49pp Wild Mushroom Meander…Wine + Food Extravaganza The annual May mushroom meander will again begin within the rustic setting of T’Gallant Vineyards in Main Ridge. Ramblers will be enlightened on how to identify the different varieties of mushrooms - palatable and poisonous - prevalent on the Mornington Peninsula. T’Gallant conducts a gentle, informative saunter through the vines of Main Ridge, unearthing the mysteries of the fungi kingdom such as Slippery Jack, Agaricus and Pine Mushrooms.

Tour Dates + Sessions: Fri 5th/Sat 6th + Sun 7th May 11am + 1pm Fri 12th/Sat 13th + Sun 14th May 11am + 1pm Fri 19th/Sat 20th + Sun 21st May 11am +1pm Fri 26th/Sat 27th + Sun 28th May 11am + 1pm

Delight in a grazing lunch comprising of mushroom cappucino, Followed by mushroom + gorgonzola wood-fired pizza paired perfectly with a glass of T’Gallant Pinot Noir. Head Chef – Marco Vanuzzo will be cooking fresh egg tagliatelle with a wild mushroom ragu + complete your mushroom meander with a private wine tasting showcasing our new vintage wine. Bookings are essential. Phone: (03) 5931 1300 Email: info@tgallant.com.au Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start 1385 Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge T. 03 5931 1300 tgallant.com.au

T’Gallant is the sailor’s abbreviation for topgallant, the top sail of squarerigger sailing ships. It connotes the peak, the best, the epitome. T’Gallant’s winemaking philosophy is the same. T’Gallant’s Cellar Door, tasting and educational area is sited in the original apple cool store. It is a rustic, ambient area for visitors to enjoy. T’Gallant’s diverse range of premium wines and imaginative packaging to match is showcased on their wall of wine. Visitors can taste Australia’s benchmark Pinot Grigio + Pinot Gris. Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the French variety Pinot Gris. The Italian tendency to pick the grapes earlier produces a racy, savoury style while the French typically wait for riper flavours to develop, leading to a fuller, richer palate. Thus, T’Gallant has become Australia’s leader in this cool climate grape variety. The move was considered bold at the time, nonetheless today Pinot Gris/Grigio is one of Australia’s most popular varietals. T’Gallant has continued a tradition of producing innovative and food-friendly Australian wines with lively personalities ever since. T’Gallant will continue to deliver. Their annual events are not to be missed, some refreshingly new, or others tried and true. Mushrooms In May Tour is a must. Narrated by guest chefs. Be enlightened on the mysteries and mystique of the fungi kingdom, whilst swirling a glass or two with their savvy cellar door crew. T’GALLANT WINEMAKERS A: 1385 Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge W: www.tgallant.com.au T: 5931 1300

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“We use traditional recipes from an era when people took pride in what they did, and cared about the world they lived in” Is there nothing the humble olive cannot do? Olieve & Olie have taken things to the next level with their beautiful range of olive oil body products. Handmade on the stunning Mornington Peninsula, the range includes body moisturisers, bar soaps, salt scrubs, lip balms and more. Each product in the collection has been handcrafted from the highest quality ingredients, so you can expect an experience rather than just a product. Right down to their award-winning packaging, Olieve & Olie are passionate about producing high quality natural skincare. Using Australian extra virgin olive oil from their old grove in Northern Victoria, all products are completely natural and free from palm oil. Winning the ‘Body, Bath & Fragrance’ GALA Award in 2016 for their ‘Be Mine Miss Clementine’ Massage Bar, they are also runners up for 2017 with their Soothing Foot Bar. Visit their website www.olieveandolie.com.au for a list of stockists around the Peninsula. Their factory is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm 7/16-18 Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud West

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Are you eating Peninsula-grown apples? “Why wouldn’t you be involved in an organisation that promotes Mornington Peninsula produce?” Lisa Cresswell, from Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider in Merricks North, sums up why she has signed her familyrun orchard up to Mornington Peninsula Produce (MPP) and, in doing so, her farm fresh apples and apple cider are now backed by MPP’s ‘Peninsula To Plate’ guarantee. The MPP brand was launched last year and it’s changing the way we identify locally grown food. Basically, if it’s grown, bred or raised entirely on the Peninsula, you can

instantly identify it via the MPP Certified Trade Mark.

It’s for those of us who want to know about the origin of our food - where it’s grown, who grows it, when it’s in season, how far it has travelled and more. In turn, the trade mark is strengthening the Mornington Peninsula’s identity as a quality, fresh and innovative food economy. Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider is one of a growing number of Mornington Peninsula orchards already, or soon to be, bearing the MPP Certified Trade Mark. The list so far

includes Kelowna Orchard in Tuerong; Mock Orchards in Red Hill; Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider; Edwards & Sons in Red Hill; and Harts Farm Shoreham. The Mornington Peninsula has long been a premier apple growing region (and apples are in season right now), with our rich soil supporting generational farms and established orchards. A new wave of cider is a success story for these farms and it’s changing business models. Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider grows 49 varietals of apples on its 140-acre orchard. The fourth generation family owned business has also been producing apple cider for the last 10 years. Find out more about all our MPP Certified local producers at mpproduce.com.au and enjoy the confidence of knowing where your food actually comes from. mpproduce.com.au

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Beachcombers Sunday Pop Up Market: Every Sunday, 9am4pm @ Daveys Hotel, 510 Nepean Hwy, Frankston.

Karingal Uniting Church 2nd Saturday of month, 8am-1pm, cnr Karingal Dve & Lindrum Rd, Frankston

Bittern Community: Every Sunday at Bittern railway station. Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Over 80 stalls selling new and used goods, crafts, plants, fruit and vegetables.

Mornington’s Main Street: Every Wednesday 9am - 3pm between Cromwell and Albert Sts.

Boneo Community: Third Saturday of month, Cnr Boneo & Limestone Rds. Crib Point Community Market - Park Rd, Crib Point; Every Second Saturday 8am-2pm; market@cpch.org.au Dromana 3 Drive-in, 113 Nepean Hwy, Dromana 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month between October and May from 8am 1pm. In January, the market runs every Sunday. Emu Plains Emu Plains Reserve, Balnarring 9am -2pm. Saturday April 8 . Over 140 stalls, kids entertainment, live music, loads of gourmet foods & fresh produce! Frankston Sunday: Every Sunday 8am-1pm in Sherlock & Hay carpark, Young St, Frankston.



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Frankston Wells Street Market: Craft and produce Market every Thurs 9am-2pm in Wells St, Frankston. Hastings in Street: Every Thursday. Over 40 stalls everything home made, home grown & craft, High St, Hastings 9-1pm. F O N! A ET SO L K R EA A S M E H T ST


Mornington Peninsula Wellbeing Market: Flinders Civic Hall, Cook St; Sunday April 16 - 10am – 3pm, free entry Mornington Racecourse Craft: Second Sunday of month, Racecourse Rd 9am-2pm. Over 300 stalls with animal farm and face painting for the kids. Mt Eliza Farmers’: Fourth Sunday of month, Mt Eliza Village Green. 9am - 1pm Oak Hill Community Arts Cooperative’: Artist Inspired, 1st Sunday of month, 100 Morn-Tyabb Rd, Mornington Pearcedale Farmers Market 3rd Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm at the Pearcedale Community Centre, BaxterTooradin Rd, Pearcedale Point Nepean Portsea Market: Unique craft and fresh produce, live music, Easter Saturday April 15, 9am-2pm. Red Hill Community Market: First Saturday of month, SeptMay, RH Showgrounds, Arthur’s Seat Rd, Red Hill 8am-1pm. Over 300 stalls fresh gourmet produce, art & craft. Rosebud Community School: Second Saturday of the month, Rosebud Primary School Cnr Pt Nepean & Jetty Rd Rosebud Lions Club: First Sunday of the month, Rosebud Village Green. 7am till 2pm Rosebud Trash n Treasure: Fifth Saturday months, Rosebud Primary School Cnr Pt Nepean & Jetty Rd. 7.30am till noon

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‘Lights by Dreamworks - The Experience’ at The Village Green, Rosebud has entranced thousands of visitors since opening in late March. This unique experience continues until Sunday, April 30. Photos: Tanya Fry

Mt Eliza Deli hosted a special celebration on March 2 as the organisers and sponsors of the inaugural MY Mount Eliza Festival came together for a Sponsors Launch Celebration ahead of the March 26 community event, which was a huge success. Check out our next issue to see if you were snapped in our event photos! Photos: Andrea Kellett


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Think Reuben and Cuban sandwiches for something yummy around the $20 mark; healthy autumn-inspired salads for something light; premium Wagu beef burgers served with beer battered chips and mustard aioli; Cone Bay barramundi with roasted kipflers, fennel and surf clams; ricotta donuts or the iconic GPO Eskimo pie with white chocolate parfait and almond biscuit. The Smokin’ Texas BBQ is cooking great meats low and slow over charcoal, hardwoods and fruitwoods. Think beef brisket, pulled pork, beef ribs, Great Southern Pinnacle porterhouse and more. The GPO Hotel is open right through Easter, including Good Friday, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And here’s something for your diary – Mae Parker & The Killers B’s return to the GPO Hotel on April 23 for another sensational live performance. This is a gig you won’t want to miss! Wander in for pub food with a modern Tex Mex twist, American smoked BBQ, an extensive cocktail and wine list and an adventurous beer list catering for all. Share a plate, have a drink and soak in the atmosphere this autumn. The GPO Hotel is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days, kitchen open from 8am. GPO HOTEL ROSEBUD A: 1003 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud T: 5982 3200 W: thegpo.com.au

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The GPO Hotel has launched a new autumn menu and it’s full of delicious options to complement the change of season.


Sweet end to food search By 2015, three of Maria’s five family members had been diagnosed with fructose intolerance after being unwell for many years. Their diets needed to change, but Maria found her weekly shopping trip couldn’t be completed in just one supermarket. Instead, she was forced to search through many stores to find food that was not only suitable for them but was tasty enough for the rest of the family to enjoy. Determined that others would not have to go through the same search hassles, Maria opened the Fructose Friendly Store in Mount Eliza. Here you’ll find a wonderful range of food products, including baking and cooking ingredients, snacks, cereals, confectionery, pastas, sauces, soups and spices. Not only are they all suitable for fructose-intolerant people, everything is gluten free and suitable for those with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. Many of the products on sale are organic, lactose-free, vegan or nut free. Maria and her family regularly attend trade shows and food expos as they continue their search for good quality, tasty food that they can all enjoy - and now you can enjoy it too. FRUCTOSE FRIENDLY STORE A: S hop 5, Ranelagh Arcade, 20 Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza T: 0412 313 535 W: fructosefriendlystore.com.au

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Owner Jim’s dad is a pastry chef and makes all the cakes from scratch (including a range of vegan) and the staff are friendly and relaxed while making sure they get the job done. The delicious Laneway Espresso Melba brew is made from organic coffee beans and has been chosen because of its full body and flavour. “I’d been working in cafes in town and came across Melba. It’s my favourite,” says Jim, who is loving the Peninsula lifestyle since following his parents to Dromana after they retired. “I wanted to bring a bit of Melbourne with me,” he continues. Laneway Espresso offers a touch of city charisma stirred with just the right amount of Peninsula ambience and authenticity. Why not drop by this Easter to soak up the family friendly atmosphere while enjoying an authentic Easter treat? They are open seven days a week. Dogs are welcome too. LANE WAY ESPRESSO (LITTLE TREASURES) A: 1  67 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana T: 5981 4624 FB: lanewayespressolittletreasures

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Laneway Espresso (Little Treasures) hits the mark for those seeking inner city street cred and a caffeine hit that packs a punch. Inside you’ll find bucket loads of alternative atmosphere, aromas and edible treats that are made with love and attention to detail.


Relax at Dromana Estate Dromana Estate’s cellar door is located in a beautiful historic homestead nestled within a picturesque vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, and is the idyllic location for any gathering of family, friends or colleagues, with every visit more charming than the last. Let Dromana Estate’s friendly staff take you on a wonderful wine-tasting experience of their three labels: Dromana Estate, Mornington Estate and David Traeger. They have just released their 2016 Mornington Estate Rosé, which is delightful. Why not stay for lunch in their casual dining cafe, offering a relaxed menu catering to all tastes? They are also able to cater for weddings, private functions, corporate events and

group bookings. The team can offer anything from stand-up cocktail fare to seated banquet style. The venue has a capacity of 100 people inside with the ability to utilise a myriad of rooms along with the terrace and gardens. To celebrate Easter with family and friends, head to Dromana Estate on April 16, where accomplished singersongwriter Will Brown will perform. It’s sure to be an enjoyable afternoon of wine, food and music, but bookings are recommended. The cellar door is open WednesdaySunday 11am-5pm, cafe open Wednesday-Sunday noon-4pm. DROMANA ESTATE A: 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong T: 5974 4400 E: cellardoor@dromanaestate.com.au W: dromanaestate.com.au

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Easter is a time best spent with family and friends and what better way to come together than with fresh, modern Greek food by the water in unique surrounds? Alatonero (saltwater in Greek) in McCrae is open every day over Easter, including Good Friday. True to form the owners, hospitality duo Zac and Jacqui Poulier from the renowned Stillwater at Crittenden and Freshwater Catering, have crafted an exquisite Easter offering, in addition to their new season menu, just unveiled! On Good Friday this is the place to enjoy top quality fresh seafood, both for lunch and dinner; on Easter Saturday Alatonero will have a delicious spit roast cooking in the garden all day; and on Easter Sunday treat the family to an authentic 5-course Greek feast luncheon for $65 a head and an Easter egg hunt! Alatonero’s autumn menu is out now and it’s worth driving across the Peninsula for. Think braised beef short rib youvetsi with tomato, capers & garlic herb crumb; slow roasted lamb shoulder with capers, dill, cucumber and saltbush; and mussels Saganaki for main; and for dessert Loukoumades with candied walnuts, honey & salted caramel ice cream, and so

much more! Alatonero’s spectacular weddings and special events package is also available at the restaurant and online at alatonero. com.au This is also a wonderful venue for weddings and events, with four distinct spaces that can be hired separately, or as a whole. Gather on the outdoor terrace, in the garden, in the dining room or by the bar. Book your site inspection with one of their highly experienced event managers today.

Visit alatonero.com.au to see the full menu and wine list and to make a booking or call 5981 1202. Yasu! ALATONERO A: 671/673 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae P: 5981 1202 W: alatonero.com.au

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Mum’s the word at Brooklands of Mornington Spoil your mum at Brooklands of Mornington this May with a high tea made for making memories. Brooklands is known for creating high teas with a difference and this year the staff set the scene with their unique expertise and flair. Elegance, flavour and fun are key ingredients. All mums receive a glass of sparkling on arrival and are presented with

a sumptuous buffet to enjoy with family and friends. Chef’s selection petite finger sandwiches and points, hot savouries (quiche and sausage rolls) and petite cakes and French Pastries entice, while fluffy scones with fresh jam and cream are generational favourites. Unlimited freshly brewed coffee and tea keep the conversation flowing. Book now for only $65 per person. From 2pm to 5pm May 14. BROOKLANDS OF MORNINGTON A: 99 Tanti Avenue, Mornington T: 5973 9200 W: brooklandsofmornington.com.au

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Would you expect the largest wood-fired oven to be on the Mornington Peninsula? Luckily for traditional pizza enthusiasts, Bronx Napoli Pizzeria 1999 has made this a reality by importing a Marana Forni wood-fired oven from Verona. With pizza master and Italian-born Alessandro (Alex) D’Auria at the helm, this restaurant has quickly become the authentic go-to Naples experience. “This is what I do and I’m the best at what I do,” Alex says. Alex previously worked at Melbourne’s Pizze e Fichi, which was awarded Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Australian Pizza’, and he even guest starred on SBS’s Italian Food Safari. Alex summarises the restaurant as a “$25 trip to Naples”. The atmosphere is authentic and laidback - just like you’d experience in a Naples pizzeria – and

the pizzas themselves could have come straight from that city’s finest pizzeria. The secret to Alex’s delectable creations is a slow levitation process and then 90 seconds in the wood-fired oven at no less than 400C. On-tap wine is popular in Italy, and it’s now available at Bronx. Do not assume, however, that on-tap means low quality, in fact, it’s high-quality wine imported from the great wine regions of Italy. Enjoy a rosé, pinot grigio or sangiovese with your gastronomic delight. With fresh ingredients from the Peninsula and imports from Italy gracing the crisp crusts and thin bases, these pizzas are causing a stir. Alex would like everyone to visit this family friendly restaurant and try this simple, no-fuss and unpretentious pizzeria for themselves. BRONX NAPOLI PIZZERIA 1999 A: 1A Queen St, Mornington T: 5975 3113 W: bronxnapoli1999.com.au INSTA: @bronxnapoli

Glass of Sparkling on Arrival Sumptuous Buffet $65.00 per person Bookings essential

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The Long Table’s passion for seasonally driven menus takes us into our favourite season - the bountiful harvest of autumn. From March 31-April 9, owners Sam and Andy have put together The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival ‘Restaurant Express’ Lunch Special: two courses from a regionally inspired menu and a glass of wine for just $40. Bookings are essential. Easter is around the corner and The Long Table’s Famous $20 Fish & Chip Friday dinner special will be available on Good Friday. Book now for a great Easter Sunday lunch from their autumn menu or take a grazing box out on to the terrace and courtyard.

Pamper Mum on Mother’s Day with a special two-course menu for $60 or three courses for $75. Kids under 12 are looked after with a main course, dessert and drink for $25. From June, the Winter Roast Collection on the first Sunday of each month features a delicious roast lunch and live music for $45 (two courses) or $55 (three courses). There is always something at The Long Table to tempt you up to the Hill. THE LONG TABLE A: 159 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South T: 5989 2326 W: thelongtable.com.au FB: thelongtablerestaurant T: @thelongtable_au I: longtableredhill

Wednesday Nights

2 or 3 course menu with a glass of local wine $39 / $49

Friday Nights

Fish & Chip Special - tasty local fish in beer batter, chips, salad, tartare and lemon @ $20

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Two course luncheon & glass of wine $40 Available Wednesday - Friday

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Tastings daily from 12pm until 5pm. Bookings required for 8+ groups

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Vespa’s Pasta, Gelato & Wine Bar is open seven days and late five nights a week, so it’s time to experience some authentic Italian Peninsula inspired fun! Having graced us with Melbourne’s best artisan Gelato in recent years, Vespa’s continues to get better with the introduction of a new range of fresh delicious homemade pastas created by chef Roberto Biguzzi daily. And what a standout they are too. Artisan gelato remains a staple, but the home-made lasagne is well worth going out of your way for too. Wash it down with a great range of Crittenden Estate wines and life is looking good. Open 10am daily through to 11pm Wed-Sun (5pm MonTue), come say hello to Roberto, Joanne and the rest of the team. Relax over a first-class coffee or stay a while and enjoy the superb food and wine. Better yet come with family and friends to relax and enjoy life. What a great combination! Cin cin! VESPA’S PASTA, GELATO & WINE BAR A: 31 Main St, Mornington T: 5976 3447 Alatonero’s Gemista FB: vespas.com.au APRIL 2017 (65)

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That’s good news for vegans Just because you’re a vegan or gluten-intolerant doesn’t mean you have to go without a delicious pizza. That Pizza Shop has added vegan cheese to its range of toppings and also has gluten-free bases available, so whatever your diet you’re bound to find something to suit your taste. That Pizza Shop is owned and operated by the Lawrences – Michelle, who maintains a fun, friendly atmosphere front of house, and Daryl, a Jacques Reymond-trained chef who prepares the delicious toppings with expert care. As well as all your traditional favourites, Daryl creates such unique delights as the Urban Turban, with Indian-style butter chicken and mint yogurt, and The Garlic Prawn, with creamed leek, roast potato, garlic tiger prawns and semidried tomatoes. That Pizza Shop is open Tuesday-Thursday from 5-9pm and Friday-Sunday from noon-9pm, and delivery is available to Arthurs Seat, Dromana, Main Ridge, Merricks, McCrae, Mount Martha, Red Hill, Rosebud and Safety Beach. THAT PIZZA SHOP A: 234 Boundary Rd, Dromana T: 5981 4555 W: thatpizzashop.com.au

Tuesday – Thursday 5-9pm Friday - Sunday 12-9pm 234 Boundary Rd Dromana 5981 4555 thatpizzashop.com.au Delivery Available

Experience Unique Reidel Rolling Glasses

Fine producers of cool, climate, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 53 Main Creek Rd, Red Hill P. 5989 2045


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New Vintage Excitement in the Air The still, warm feeling of autumn contrasts with the excitement happening in the vineyard and winery at Myrtaceae. The nets are being lifted to reveal ripe bunches and the winery has bubbling tanks exuding delicious and heady aromas. Autumn is an exciting time to visit small wineries such as Myrtaceae where the owners, John and Julie Trueman, are happy to explain the wine making process and offer a taste of previous vintages of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A Rosé is now available. Myrtaceae has single vineyard, cool climate wines well worth seeking out. MYRTACEAE WINERY A: 53 Main Creek Rd, Red Hill T: 5989 2045 W: myrtaceae.com.au FB /myrtaceaewinery

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There’s a lot to love at Dr Fox Café x Bar right now. This Main Street mecca for great food, coffee, cocktails, allday breakfast and more now has a footpath liquor license and a new season menu! The autumn menu is bursting with fresh, healthy items for sharing with family and friends or simply enjoying to yourself. Check out Dr Fox’s Reuben sandwich, pictured, (rye bread, pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and pickles) and their high protein quinoa salad is a beautifully light, ultra healthy meal (quinoa, roast pumpkin, chicken, asparagus and cranberries). There’s an ever changing specials board with plenty of options to suit the weather (expect delicious soups and shanks as the weather cools) and here, the staff come to you. Wander down and enjoy a lazy drink and a bite to eat with friends on the covered deck, inside or on the footpath in the sunshine. Sensational! DR FOX CAFÉ X BAR A: 37 Main Street, Mornington T: 5973 4074 W: dr-fox.com.au FB/drfoxbarandcafe

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The owner of The Peninsula Fish Co at Bentons Square Shopping Centre has worked in the industry for long enough to know his customers expect the best. This relatively new family owned shop (it opened last August, though George and his family have been in the seafood industry for more than 20 years) is the place to stock up for all your Easter and Good Friday seafood needs. If you love smoked cod, kippers and haddock, see George. If you want fresh oysters shucked on site, this is the place to find them, and much more. There will be extra staff on the Easter Thursday to ensure you are served quickly and, of course, extra fresh delicious seafood! THE PENINSULA FISH CO A: Shop 8 - Bentons Square Shopping Centre T: 5975 2822

WHAT’S ON: Sun April 9th: Hot Fudge Duo Performing LIVE in the Beer Garden 2-5pm Thurs April 13th: Morning Melodies: Margie Dennis Presents the Anzac Show: Doors Open 10am, Show Starts 11am. (Morning Tea, Lunch & Show Included $20 P/P)



George Koklas takes great pride in the quality of his fresh seafood.

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“I asked ‘Where is the Asian shop here?’ There wasn’t one. So, I said to Mic, ‘I’m going to park my corporate career; I’m going to open an Asian shop’.” MicMacs – a blend of ‘Michael’ and her maiden name

‘Macmang’ - has been trading in Frankston for 14 months. Kristine’s shop offers customers the convenience of not having to travel to Springvale or Dandenong for genuine Asian pastes and sauces, and Kristine has a genuine desire to help. She maintains a spreadsheet with at least 400 customer requests for products that she tracks down, from vegan bacon to gluten-free dumplings. Pop in today for genuine


It wasn’t long after Kristine Russo and her husband, Mic, moved to Seaford that she noticed there was something missing.

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Take your taste buds on a journey through faraway lands with The Spice Club’s intensely authentic Indian cuisine. This popular food spot, located on the beach side of Nepean Highway in Frankston, takes pride in offering a deliciously diverse menu including delectable selections of tandoori meats and breads plus curries that are cooked to perfection. The secret is its clay oven, which omits an aroma that’s guaranteed to get your mouth watering. The Spice Club prides itself on offering fast and friendly service. Takeaway is available every day except Mondays - or try the all-you-can-eat buffet on Friday and Saturday nights, which includes a wide range of entrees and main courses plus rice, naan bread, salad and raita. Then finish up with one of The Spice Club’s delicious desserts. The stylish contemporary decor is a refreshing surprise to those used to more ‘traditional’ curry houses. It has a modern and warm ambiance, ideal for entertaining family and friends. Now that’s sweet, and a little bit spicy! Join the club today – it’s open Tuesday through to Sunday. THE SPICE CLUB A: 506 Nepean Highway, Frankston T: 9770 5011 W: spiceclubfrankston.com.au





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Liccardo’s Gallery Bar & Grill - let Rob and his team look after your every need 1408 nepean highway, mt. eliza ph 9787 2001 www.licciardosgallerybarandgrill.com.au

Serving great food, tapas in the bar or brasserie, a fun and happy atmosphere, with a 15-year lease and a passionate team ready to look after your every need, this is the place to relax by the gracious 100-yearold oak tree and at Rob’s London-style bar. Licciardo’s Gallery Bar & Grill has a new $24.50 lunch special (includes a glass of wine and lunch) and the FUN atmosphere is free! Everything at Licciardo’s Gallery Bar & Grill is homemade in Rob’s happy kitchen, from his bread rolls to his delicious dressings and melt-in-yourmouth gnocchi. Parking is a breeze and you can sip cocktails while you watch the sun set. Open Wednesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner, 12noon – 10pm. Have no fear, Licciardo’s Gallery Bar & Grill on the Nepean Highway at Mount Eliza is here, for the long haul. HAPPY DAYS!

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Landmark high-rise could trigger property boom

A landmark residential project proposed for Frankston could trigger a property boom.

Peninsula Project Group says its Allure Bayside development, at 10-12 Davey St, will be first high-rise residential development in the Bayside/Mornington Peninsula region, and with the area primed for growth it’s unlikely to be the last. The 14-storey development will include 77 one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments and penthouses above a single-level podium incorporating existing heritage buildings, with a four-level basement carpark below. One APRIL 2017 (65)

heritage façade will contain a gymnasium, golf and yoga room, the other incorporating café space with a garden terrace. “The hero of these apartments is the bay views from the Melbourne CBD to Sorrento,” a PPG spokesman said. “This sets Allure Bayside apart from other similar priced low-rise apartment buildings in the area. “Now is the time to invest in Frankston property, while property prices are still low, rental demand is high and property value is only just commencing its incline. The trick is to invest in areas that have not yet experienced

their property ‘boom’. This is where property owners will make significant returns.” Forty-five per cent of the apartments have already been sold, mostly to owner-occupiers. Construction is forecast to start in May. PENINSULA PROJECT GROUP A: 10-12 Davey St, Frankston T: 1300 336 542 E: admin@allurebayside.com.au W: www.allurebayside.com.au www.morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au

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Exquisite Designs, Exceptional Quality Lifestiles Design Studio sources exquisite porcelain, encaustic, ceramic and natural stone products from around the globe to exceed the expectations of designers, architects, builders and renovators. In our funky converted Mornington warehouse lives our passionate and dynamic team that strive to continually find fresh and exciting products for our clients. All our products are hand selected for their quality, aesthetic beauty and longevity, while catering for all budgets. We also custom design and create reclaimed timber vanities, barn doors, large tables in reclaimed timber mixing mediums – concrete, brass, copper and cast iron. Our basins are hand crafted from bronze and concrete, the concrete baths are custom made to suit colour and size. We are opening a small art gallery for local artists – very exciting. Design consults available on request. Travelling to town is no longer required, pop in and experience customer service and exceptional design. A: 4/5 Torca Tce Mornington T: 5976 3507 M: 0439 224 888 W: lifestilesdesignstudio.com.au FB: Lifestiles Design Studio Instagram: lifestilesdesignstudio_

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Find the Perfect Gift at Koh Living BY ANDREA KELLETT

Shopping for a gift should be a meaningful and enjoyable experience. At Koh Living, helping customers find the right gift is at the heart of what they do. Koh Living is a boutique gift store on Main Street Mornington that stocks beautiful gifts with purpose. Spoil your family and friends with essential oils to help them sleep better, destress or feel energised. Add a little sparkle to a loved one’s home with a gorgeous Australian wildflower tea light holder, a European inspired gift or a magical carousel. You will find woven baskets and decadent, locally made body balms (the Nature Nurture range) and soy candles. Also available are bath bombs, diffusers and even soaps that are made using traditional techniques and local sustainable ingredients like Victorian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Whether you are a traveler, an animal lover or a gardener there is something for everyone in this quaint little store. Koh Living also sells online, but there’s something special about browsing and talking to the friendly staff about that all important gift for that special person in your life. Koh Living is on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. KOH LIVING A: 59 Main Street, Mornington T: 1800 811 598 International: +61 3 9770 4189 W: kohliving.com.au

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“Exceptional Work at Affordable Prices”

Heritage restoration Period window restoration & repair Rot treatment • Glass upgrades Acoustic upgrades • Draft sealing Fascia boards • Fencing Weather board replacement Timber deck repairs & maintenance General carpentry Custom made furniture

Mark Watkins, Mount Martha M: 0419 320 330 P: 5977 1519 exceptcarpentry@optusnet.com.au

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Quality work without exception Exceptional Carpentry provides highquality heritage restoration, custom furniture, glass and acoustic upgrades, glass brick windows and walls, fascia boards and even fencing and timber deck repairs. Specialising in restoring period windows

and repairing rot, owner Mark is dedicated to his craft and prides himself on delivering professional and cost-effective services. Mark’s passion for his work and artisan approach to joinery means all of the work is finished to high standards. Based in Mt Martha, Mark and wife Tara

are fully insured and with over 15 years of experience you’re in exceptional hands. EXCEPTIONAL CARPENTRY – MOUNT MARTHA T: 5977 1519 M: 0419 320 330 W: exceptionalcarpentry.com.au

New season collections in store now! 2017 OZ Design Furniture store of the year – Mornington, has introduced new season collections this Winter. With designs such as the Brunswick sofa and unique Porto case good range, this store is bursting with global combinations set to inspire a stunning living room space. Taking out runner up merchandiser of the year, OZ Design Furniture Mornington is motivated to continue to create interior combinations suited to inspire a variety of personal styles and homey spaces. Discover your style with OZ Design Furniture Mornington this cooler season and enjoy savings storewide. Visit OZ Design Furniture Mornington - Showroom D4, Peninsula Home, 1132 Nepean Hwy, Mornington P: 8560 1137

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New! Style Temple brings OCHRE to the Peninsula Style Temple has scored yet another Australian-first coup for the Mornington Peninsula. Liz Todd’s premier Mornington home wares store is now stocking the exclusive OCHRE range of lighting and handles and, in doing so, has become the bespoke UK brand’s first Australian stockist! OCHRE is a brand synonymous with glamour, gracing the pages of Vogue Living and Belle magazines and sought after by leading international interior designers and architects for private residences, boutique hotels and restaurants throughout the world. Style Temple has OCHRE lighting and handles in store now and Liz Todd and her team can arrange for any item from the range to be shipped in, on request. The handmade lighting is made with bronze and nickel and the finish is discreet, understated glamour. If you’re not already doing so, follow Style Temple on Instagram for the latest in-store arrivals like this, and more to come. OCHRE is one of many new brands

coming in from overseas that Style Temple will be exclusively stocking or the first in Australia to stock. Watch this space!

STYLE TEMPLE A: 5-7 Diane St, Mornington T: 5975 7432 W: styletemple.com.au Instagram: styletemplemornington


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Drawers4ease Stop kneeling and bending to access your kitchen cupboards!

Time for You Cleaning is a friendly, honest, ongoing service from people who care. Your time is valuable – whether it’s spent with family and friends, focusing on work or simply relaxing - so it’s their priority to give it back by cleaning your home for you. They are unique in the way they operate by explaining their business model. They meet you at your home to confirm the cost. After interviewing the cleaners in their own homes they will find the most suitable cleaner who is fully vetted, reference checked with police clearance. They introduce you to your cleaner and follow up to ensure everyone is satisfied. If not, they will find a replacement cleaner. TIME FOR YOU CLEANING M: 0447 790 550 (Joanne) E: mornington@au.timeforyou.cleaning

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Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares

Antiques, vintage wares, collectables, curiosities, memorabilia records and more, bought and sold.

2/15 Progress Street Mornington T: 5975 3169 9:30am - 4 pm Tues - Sun. Closed Mondays.

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Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares is the place to shop for one-off items that will bring your home, business and even your event to life. Think vintage, quirky and eclectic. And the ever evolving stock has to be seen to be believed! Wander in now and view their striking industrial work benches, lovely ocean-going timber canoe, original Jose Puente artwork, beautiful French armoire, Edwardian gentlemen’s chairs, Theo Clement watercolours and more. This is a treasure trove. And when you’re done, Commonfolk Coffee Company is across the road. Allow plenty of time. OBTAINIUM ANTIQUES & VINTAGE WARES A: 2/15 Progress St, Mornington T: 5975 3169 FB /Obtainiumantiques

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Property Home Garden Work Home Play is one of Australia’s most well-known gift stores for hard-to-find, eclectic and downright awesome products for the office, the home and play. This online store offers creatively designed, highquality merchandise at affordable prices. Work Home Play believes that creativity and the expression of individuality represent two great human treasures and has set out to create a business that makes unique goods accessible to everyone. Work Home Play’s mission is to take the hard work out of gift hunting for its customers by providing a convenient way for you to be able to buy meaningful, thoughtful gifts

without spending a fortune or being stumped for ideas. Work Home Play will stock whatever its fun-loving staff think is unique, funky or fun. If it’s not something they would love to own then they won’t stock it. Whether you want to make work funky and fun, add beautiful décor to make your house a home or enjoy play with no limitations, Work Home Play has got you covered with products that are generally dispatched either the same or next business day. Work Home Play also has a generous returns policy and its site is encrypted, meaning that your credit card details are safe. www.workhomeplay.com.au

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Hard to find, beautiful, eclectic items with a look and feel that brightens a room and brightens your day.

Gifts for Everyone! Secure Online Shopping & Fast Dispatch

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The Tyabb Packing House has recently welcomed Paisley Collectables to its family of dealers. Filled with an inspiring array of treasures, it is a wondrous place to pass the time. Be dazzled by Swarovski or Murano jewellery and charmed by beautiful figurines. Fall in love with exquisite art glass and be amazed at the uranium glass display. But don’t stop there. Paisley Collectables is renowned for its assortment of tea sets, from the humble cup and saucer through to the full selection of cups, saucers, plates, sugar and creamers and teapots. Whatever your personal taste, from Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ to Burleigh ‘Calico’, you will probably find it here. If something smaller is your fancy, the sweet selection of Wade Whimsies will raise a smile on any face. Wedgwood Jasperware is also a specialty and there are many different examples to choose from. Beautiful contemporary wine glasses and decanters from Bohemia Crystal are always available with a comprehensive selection of patterns on display. Even better, if you wish to discuss your drinkware needs,

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you will find someone on hand to help. A magical mixture of old and new, Paisley Collectables is a very welcome addition to the Tyabb Packing House. PAISLEY COLLECTABLES Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm and public holidays A: Shop 16, Tyabb Packing House Antiques 14 Mornington Tyabb Rd, Tyabb W: paisleycollectables.com.au M: 0410 464 788

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The Red Hill Show returned to the Red Hill Showgrounds on Sunday, March 11, for the 89th year. From pony rides to fairground rides, food stalls, wood chopping, vintage cars, a cider show and tastings, Peninsula produce, art and craft and much more, it was the place to be over the long weekend. Photos: Andrea Kellett


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Bayside Grout Solutions owner/operator Jorg talks about leaking showers and some of their causes. Considering a shower recess is one of the most used and harshly treated parts of the house, in some cases it will be used up to 4 - 8 times a day especially in summer and on sports days. It is then subjected to harsh chemicals and constant moisture. This causes the grout and the silicone to become weak. If not maintained properly it will cause the recess eventually to leak into its surrounds. Sure signs of this are damaged door frames, plaster boards and wet carpets adjoining the bathroom’s

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Property Home Garden If you’re looking for stylish, versatile and affordable plantation shutters then a visit to Dollar Curtains & Blinds’ showroom in Mornington is a must. Offering you complete flexibility with light control, privacy and insulation, DCB’s shutters are a window treatment that will increase the value of your home. Unlike others in the market, DCB’s Shutters are truly custom made. Designed and hand crafted specifically to fit your window, door or alcove dimensions. An ideal choice for the coastal weather, plantation shutters offer great thermal insulation allowing you to open louvres to stream light into rooms and close to insulate,

offering a more energy efficient home through all seasons. Plantation Shutters are also the ultimate low maintenance window covering; an occasional quick wipe down will keep them clean. Dust does not collect on shutters in the same manner it does in fabric - making them perfect for those who suffer from allergies, want to avoid dusty environments or are looking for an easy-to-use solution for their windows. Contact the DCB Mornington team on 5975 3655 or drop by their showroom in the Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Hwy, Mornington. The showroom is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm, Saturdays 9am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm. DCB also offer a free in-home measure and quote service.

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With this mild autumn weather and the first plantings of our winter veggies in and growing strongly, it is a good time to plan for the addition of a few more deciduous fruit trees. We can grow a wide range of fruit trees on the Peninsula to provide us with fresh, delicious produce for much of the year.

will need to dedicate a fair bit of space to fit them all in. There are other ways though to be just as productive in your yard while taking up much less space. Two common methods are to grow fruit trees on semi-dwarf or dwarf rootstocks as standards or as espaliers. The advantages of both being the number and variety of fruit trees you can fit into the same space. We generally recommend semi-dwarf rootstocks for suburban and semi-rural The first step in planning your deciduous orchard is to blocks. carefully consider the siting of your trees. Deciduous Espaliering fruit trees along fence lines or against walls trees do not need to be in full sun all year, so you can can make use of otherwise under utilised space and can be a little flexible and creative in your placement of add interest in your garden while of course providing your trees. So, from mid-Spring through to the start of Autumn you will want a good six hours of direct sunlight you with an abundance of fresh produce. You can also when the sun is higher in the sky, while during the winter grow your climbing and cane fruits in a similar fashion. Trellises erected on fences, walls, sheds and water months when the sun is low direct sunlight is not as tanks make great use of vertical spaces for grapevines, important. kiwifruit, raspberries and a range of blackberries. Once you have chosen your site, you may have to adjust These can all be available bare-rooted from around the condition of your soil a little depending on where June-August. you are. Generally, if your soils drain adequately you will As you plan where and how to grow more fruiting plants be able to grow most of what you want. Apples, pears, take time to consider how the various spaces you choose quinces and nashi do really well, as do all stone-fruit, will look during the cooler months when the trees lose persimmon, figs and mulberries. All of these fruit trees can be grown as standards (or stand-alone trees) but you their foliage. It’s often a good idea to combine perennials



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with your deciduous plantings to maintain some colour and structure during winter, which may be in the form of evergreen fruiting plants, perennial herbs and flowers or companion plants. You can also use local and native plants species to compliment your fruit trees. While growing deciduous fruit trees and climbers can provide a lot of fruit over the warmer months, let’s not forget about the other fruit trees you can grow. Avocados, tamarillos, and a range of citrus fruits could all occupy some room in your garden and can be highly productive if cared for. And if you have a family there are few things more nourishing for young bodies and souls than to forage in a garden full of goodness. To be able to walk out your door and grab a basketful of fresh, juicy fruit is one of the great pleasures of edible gardening. So replace that old camellia and lawn with something that is going to be more productive for you and have a think about other spaces in your yard that can be used to grow more fruiting varieties. You won’t be disappointed.

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