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Pure Enjoyment of Sorrento Spring into Summer with a fresh look at Sorrento Village. With over 60 retail stores, a street lined with heritage limestone buildings, the pristine bay beach at one end and rugged surf beach at the other, you’ll understand why Sorrento offers a lifestyle that is envied by all who visit. At less than 90 minutes from Melbourne via Peninsula Link, and an average of 30-40 minutes from across the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff, it’s quicker than you think to experience village life. Sorrento is a year round destination that offers so much more than natural beauty alone. It offers an experience. In an era where the retail landscape is changing, it’s sometimes good to remember what the pure enjoyment of shopping is like. A local experience, where many of the owners run their stores, can offer advice, and you can find unique gifts, homewares, fashion, jewellery plus so much more, puts the joy and

personalisation back into the retail experience. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited, you might be surprised to know that Sorrento is now bursting with fashion - 35 stores to be exact! From casual to sophisticated, custom made or mainstream, kids, mens, surfwear, jewellery, accessories and of course women. Of course the village is also quite an arts hub now with over 10 gallery spaces, and the range of contemporary homewares is outstanding. The coffee, food and wine goes without saying with the range of eateries to meet all tastes, or you can enjoy some relaxation therapy at one of the day and beauty spas. For a girls weekend away there really is no better destination. Come and experience the secrets of Sorrento, and Live the Life like we do! Natalie Garner, Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce

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Sorrento Bay Swim - Jan 12th 2014 Join in one of Victoria’s best bay swims and soak up the picturesque coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. The Sorrento Bay Swim offers a great family day out as competitors of all ages can get involved. Proceeds raised from the swim go to the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club for training, rescue equipment and education resources for the Nippers, Cadets and Lifeguards to keep our beaches safe. The 2014 event will be the 11th year of the Bay Swim, which each year has gone from strength to strength. Last year there was close to 600 swimmers, including a large number of the Sorrento Surf Club Nippers entering their first open water swim. This event was established as a major fundraising activity for the Sorrento Surf Club by providing a safe, well managed swim held after

New Year’s Eve for competitors to enjoy. The Swim showcases the historic Sorrento shopping precinct and surroundings and is a drawcard for people looking for a great day out. Sorrento and its beaches are one of the major tourist destinations in Victoria. The Surf Life Saving Club provides a well patrolled beach environment for visitors to Sorrento back beach. This Bay-swim event assists Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club with its endeavors to keep our beach safe and provide the youth of the area with a Surf Awareness program to learn surf safety through our excellent Nipper program. Entries will open for the 2014 Sorrento SLSC Annual Bay Swim on 1st December 2013. Ph 0437 591 951 or email

Sorrento SLSC Lifesaving patrols

The Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club operates patrols on weekends and public holidays from the end of November through to Easter. The club patrols Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday and Public holidays. Professional Life Guards patrol the beach on weekdays (10am-6pm) during the peak season.

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Exclusively Sketa Fit and quality are top priorities for Adele Pernell, the innovator and creator behind fashion label Sketa. She understands that true style transcends fashion fads with the difference being the ‘Look’, and Sketa garments go the distance. Adele says; ‘Most of our clients complain their clothes are lasting too long!!!’ “Our clothing keeps looking great and Sketa’s prices are refreshingly affordable. We source our fabrics from Europe, Japan, and silks from India, plus there are only 120 pieces per style made - so you won’t be walking into yourself”.

Highlighted this season are luscious linens from Italy and Belgium in the form of shirts, pants and perfectly cut dresses. Natural greys and earthy hues mix with this season’s high octane brights of pink, orange and blue. Gorgeous for summer days spent barbequing by the pool, out for a bite or celebrating into the wee hours of the night. ‘We manufacture as much as possible in Australia. Up to 80% of our stock”, says Adele proudly. ‘There aren’t many of us left who do that’. Because Adele knows the rag trade inside out, you’ll be rest assured that you’re buying the kind of product that loves you back. Cut for women who know what they want, a Sketa garment fits – there’s no losing shape or falling apart. Longevity is the key. ‘Most of the stock on view in Pernell’s five boutiques is the Sketa label’ says Adele. Seek out your exclusive Sketa style this summer at her Sorrento store located at 2/42-44 Ocean Beach Rd. Phone 5984 0927. Other Sketa Boutiques 71 Main St Mornington Ph. 5976 3311; Also at Moonee Ponds, Camberwell and Noosa Email:

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Why Shopping Local S O R R E N T O V I L L A G E – See What’s on Your Doorstep is so “in” right now. • The heart of fashion - Come and meet Encouraging people to shop local is really nothing new, but with the new age of on-line shopping plus large chain retailers dominating the retail landscape, I wonder if you ever stop to think – what’s missing and how are my shopping habits impacting where I live? If trends continue and we all don’t support our local independent retailers, no longer will you be able to find that unique dress, that original piece of artwork, that bespoke piece of furniture or be able to go the accountant in your own neighbourhood. Sure, you may be able to find it on-line, but can you actually talk to a real live person about your needs, will that dress fit correctly, will your shoes match your handbag or will that artwork have a great local story behind it? Supporting local retailers and services does more than just put money in the pocket of the store, it benefits the whole community. With local retailers and services come jobs, with jobs comes disposable income to spend back in the community, with more people working and living in your community comes better facilities and a nicer place for us all to live, not to mention less travel in the car. A vibrant local shopping strip is an integral part of an active community, allowing people to live, work and play locally. To give you an example, If every adult on the Mornington Peninsula spent just $5 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at the big supermarkets, it would be worth an extra $20.9 million per year going into the local economy. Makes you think doesn’t it?


Sorrento’s fashionista’s – over 30 stores now in the village, sourcing pieces from designers around the globe • The heart of home – more than contemporary & individual homewares, inspiration from interior designers and furniture makers • The Arts Hub – 10 different gallery spaces – bespoke international and local art, and you can try it in your home before you buy. • Gourmet experiences – over 20 eateries for all tastes and budgets, and not a bad coffee in the town. Where else can you get a take-home ready to heat and eat meal made on premises each day (Stringers of course!) • Time to unwind – day spas, Pilates, yoga, hair and beauty – make it about you in Sorrento • S  ome things you’ll only find in Sorrento – an old fashioned toy and lolly shop and one of the best antique stores that you can lose yourself in. • A  ccommodation to suit all needs and budgets plus all services and sporting clubs all within a short walk from the village. • Sorrento’s natural and historic assets are truly unique, a street lined with heritage limestone buildings where you can walk from bay to ocean taking in the village on the way, plus all the marine activities you could ever want. Why wouldn’t you want to shop, play, stay in Sorrento? find us on facebook

World-class polo, glamour and style in the most amazing Portsea setting

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The annual Jeep Portsea Polo is an event operated by Portsea Polo Pty Ltd, a privately owned consortium which holds an exclusive license from Parks Victoria to operate at the Point Nepean National Park. Portsea Polo board consist of likeminded individuals committed each year to delivering a world class event combining Polo and entertainment at the highest level. The board is also proud of its contribution to the raising of much needed funds for charity, primarily for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute as well as its contribution to Australian Polo. Enjoy the event in a variety of marquees and general viewing areas by the sea at Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Point Nepean

National Park, Point Nepean Road, Portsea. Saturday 11 January 2014, gates open at 11am with this glamorous event concluding around 6pm. Summer casual with clean looks and smart detailing is the order of the day. Their stylist suggests “For the ladies flowing dresses and wedges or sandals are the norm (heels best left at home)…a summer hat or accessory can be an excellent way to finish off an outfit. For the gents a tailored shirt matched with dress shorts or chinos, together with loafers or boat shoes achieves a polished yet casual look for the day. Sunglasses are a must-have accessory in sunny Portsea.” See you there!

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To become a Lifesaver you need to be 15 years of age or higher and complete your Bronze examination. Each year Sorrento SLSC conducts a training program which culminates in formal assessment. The training is a combination of theory and practical work on: Surf Awareness, Emergency Care, Basic First Aid, Resuscitation, Radio Operations & Comms., Surf Skills, Surf Rescue Skills & Patrol Operations. The Bronze Medallion is a nationally recognised rescue qualification. For many members, obtaining a Bronze Medallion is achieved after completing Nippers and then moving through our CADET program with an SRC qualification. find us on facebook

Blooming Marvellous

Claire Kelly gets up early. She left home at 2.30am this morning and was back in her boutique flower studio Hummingbird Blooms by 9.00am. ‘I go to the city markets once or twice a week. Hummingbird Blooms prides itself on stocking a wide range of fresh cut flowers. There’s always something new’. Claire’s love affair with all things floral began as a child. Many hours were spent in the garden with her father admiring the natural world. After completing an Advanced Diploma of Horticulture at Burnley College, she gravitated towards the artistry of floral arrangement and so studied Floral Design at Box Hill Institute. She has been in the industry for over eight years. ‘The beauty and perfume of flowers is captivating’, says Claire, and captivated you’ll be when entering Hummingbird Blooms. Claire’s creative skills as a floral designer means you’ll find the perfect creation to suit your needs. Her wedding work is well known – delicate table arrangements, stunning bouquets and breathtaking floral decorations make your day a sensory sensation. (Remember to book at least two months in advance!) Her extensive knowledge of floral symbolism and how colour works also means her blooms are ideal for more sombre occasions such as funerals. ‘Creating work that evokes emotion is what I love’, says Claire, who is onsite most of the time and has the help of three staff. Great quality flowers that go the distance – her roses can last up to three weeks –inspiring designs and a huge range of house flowers (think lots of colour for summer) means there’s something for all lovers of natural beauty at Hummingbird Blooms. Prices start from $35 a bouquet. Hummingbird Blooms 18-24 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento 03 5984 4342

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The word is out about this vibrant, sophisticated, interior designer - who channels the essence of a child’s creativity to allow the inspiration of decoration and design to flow. A. Rose Interior Inspirations would love to start weaving colours and themes throughout your child’s space to create functional living environments for the little people in your world. Whether the space is a nursery, bedroom, playroom or outdoor play area, Liz Csapo, founder of A. Rose Interior Inspirations, believes the pure essence of your child can be expressed throughout her designs. Families who are overloaded with interior inspiration and are just not sure how to piece it all together to make the decoration or design work for their family’s requirements should contact Liz. Other projects can consist of a family having the vision for their space however lacking the


confidence to create it. Liz added: “I understand that many people consider the nature of A. Rose Interior Inspirations a luxury, as many interior designers come with an expensive price tag. However, to ensure costs can be kept to a minimum for a project, I tend to DIY a lot of finishes and products. I ensure each item is finished professionally, tastefully and with its own touch of class. All products are very unique - sometimes I surprise myself in what I can actually do!” Artistic Liz finds peace with a paintbrush and her wonderful custom paintings are created for completed spaces and private purchases from the comfort of the home of the imaginative designer. She will skilfully re-upholster a vintage armchair in the perfect fabric to ensure the vision of a design is completed within your family’s budget and if a handmade, heartfelt piece can’t be created in her Mornington Peninsula home, she will source the

required product from a local supplier. “There are NO limits,” Liz stated as she went on to explain how she endeavours to create spaces where children will continue to grow into throughout their childhood. “Clients do not need to spend a fortune on every item, I would rather mix inexpensive basic accessories with a few statement pieces of furniture.” Clients of A. Rose Interior Inspirations clients are often that pleased with their child’s finished room that Liz is asked to move on to decorating other spaces in their homes. Families will not be disappointed should they engage the services of A. Rose Interior Inspirations with its wide variety of services. Liz can reached by visiting her website at or put her Facebook page into your ‘like’ list by logging on to ARoseInteriorInspirations find us on facebook

In the swim

Swimwear is the most revealing item in a woman’s wardrobe so it makes sense that we ladies demand a perfectly fitted costume which not only enhances our silhouette, but feels comfortable and looks fabulous too. Enter Sorrento’s Swimwear Emporium where the selection of exclusive imported designer swim and free time life-style wear from Europe and America has got you completely covered. There is something to suit all shapes, sizes and age at Swimwear Emporium. With around thirty years specialising in fashion forward elegant and contemporary swimwear, Swimwear Emporium are the go to experts in the field of all things related to leisure wear and water. All your holiday and free time wardrobe necessities are taken care of at Swimwear Emporium who stocks beach, resort & cruise-wear, plus a full range of co-ordinates and matching apparel –

think caftans, blouses, sarongs & cover-ups. The list of high end swim wear designers seems endless at Swim Wear Emporium. Lines by Maryan, Gideon Oberson, Charmline, Lea and Roberto Cavalli will delight. Fresh prints and bold colours from Gottex, who have been designing since the mid-1950s, will inspire. Form fitting cuts which sculpt the body to create curves from the Feraud Paris Collection are divine. Edgy design, embroidery and statement hues from Rosch turn heads while Swim from Chuck Handy in Miami includes a matching cover up in every set. Just ask the dedicated and trained staff what’s on trend and what type of swimsuit your body shape is best suited to get in the swim - beautifully. Swimwear Emporium 119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4357 Also in Melbourne and Sydney

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Experience the magic on show at Marlene’s Walking into Marlene Miller Antiques is like jumping inside a story book where you become the main character. You are transported to a time of afternoon teas in rose adorned cups, striking it rich in the gold fields of the 1800’s or promenading the town in the latest mink stole mid 1940’s. The store reads like who’s who from the seventeenth century onwards. One hundred year old chests support sharpened Italian tools from the 1850’s. Victorian Cedar bookcases lay in wait for poetry and fiction from as early as the 1680’s to tell their tales. Antiques have the wonderful power to divulge our past so we can look towards the future. Marlene has been part of the antique world for over twenty-eight years. Her keen eye is personified in her eclectic range of fine jewellery. Viewing the magnificent


range of Gold Rush brooches, necklaces and rings is a must. The gold in these early pieces is fluid, almost seeming to spring back into shape when touched. ‘Baby’ Georgian money brooches with pearls symbolising tears framing locks of hair intrigue, while contemporary pieces made by Melbourne’s top jewellers will impress - this is the perfect place to find that engagement or wedding ring you’ve been searching for. Step back into a world where craftsmanship is honoured and age is a thing of beauty at Marlene Miller Antiques, where magic really does happen and time stands still. Marlene Miller Antiques - open seven days a week 10.00 (ish) am till 5.00pm (closed Christmas and Good Friday) 128 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Ph: 03 5984 1762 M: 0438 537 757 find us on facebook

Ugg Boots are a fashion statement in Sorrento! I love my ugg boots. They have kept me company throughout countless days tapping away at the computer. Rod and Christine from Peninsula Ugg Boots tell me that ugg boots should come with the warning ‘if you try these on, you may never want to take them off’ and they are right. Peninsula Ugg Boots has been open since August this year, but their all Australian sheep skin suppliers have been in the industry since the beginning of the 70’s. Only the best one hundred per cent Australian wool products sourced from Geelong, Melbourne and Sydney are provided by this local sheep skin specialist who will soon be including, from EMU Australia, a beautiful Marino

Wool ladies fashion wear range to launch later this year. Sheep skin products are an all year item. Naturally water resistant means cool air can flow through the material during summer allowing anyone wearing or sitting on the fabric to stay cool. During the winter the sheepskin acts as an insulator keeping warm air close to the body in total comfort. The traditional chestnut ugg boot has always been popular, but now you can select from a new range Jumbo Ugg Boots and Pacific Australia selections, plus an exciting range of colours including black, red, raisin, pink, blue, sand or lilac. Peninsula Ugg Boots also stock a wide range

of stylish and comfortable Koalabi Fashion Boots which can be worn to any special occasion. As an alternative for summer wear, you can also select from their fashionable range of sandals to complement your summer outfits and the range of products doesn’t stop there. Kids’ boots, Baby booties, slippers, scuffs, moccasins, jackets, gloves, car seat covers and rugs (in a variety of colours) all get a look in and all at reasonable prices. Peninsula Ugg Boots Shop 3, 3293 Point Nepean Rd (near the beach rotunda) Sorrento Phone: 0490 087 803 Open seven days a week

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Restore, Revitalise & Relax

Mark the Date in the New Year! On Saturday, 4 January Point Nepean National Park will host the 2014 Food for Health Portsea Twilight. Runners and walkers will gather from all across the state to part take in the 3.75km and 7.75km walk/run. With an expectation of more than 3,000 people, the event is designed to encourage participants to challenge themselves in the New Year whilst enjoying the breathtaking beauty that Point Nepean National Park has to offer. The Food for Health Portsea Twilight is one of Australia’s most picturesque and challenging courses, boasting breathtaking views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip. Participation from local communities is also very strong. Many friends, families, colleagues and running clubs take part in the event together. Before the event starts, there is


an Undie Run where those who dare will strip down to their bare essentials and make a mad dash in the spirit of the New Year. The Undie Run is free for anyone who wants to enter although a gold coin donation for the CFA is encouraged. Participants can enter the 2014 Food for Health Portsea Twilight online at www.starttofinish. until 12pm on Thursday, 2 January 2014. Alternatively, they can enter on the day from 9:00am - 2:30pm at the Point Nepean Visitor Centre and from 4:00pm - 6:30pm at Jarman Oval. The first 2,500 people to enter will receive a complimentary 2014 Food for Heath Portsea Twilight Cap by Brooks. The Portsea Twilight has been providing fitness and fun to locals and holiday-makers since 1999 and the 2013 Food for Health Portsea Twilight will be the 17th annual event.

Marlo Spa in Sorrento provides real solutions for optimal health. Being inspired by India’s ancient wisdom of healing and the philosophy of wellness, this spa’s focus is to tap into each client’s inner and outer beauty through a holistic approach and a truly sensory experience. This tranquil haven provides the perfect environment for the calming of mind and body. Various massage techniques such as ayurvedic (alternative), Indian head and Hahana stone massage nourish the ‘self’ to expose eternal beauty emanating from within. Biodroga and Om Veda spa products replenish your skin, while Udwarthana (massage to elevate, awaken and improve circulation) and Shirod-hara (massage for relief, grounding, focusing and inner peace) revitalise your mind. Established over fifteen years ago, Marlo Spa is an ideal place for a weekend escape whether you’re going solo or in a team. Bridal and pamper parties or group getaways are welcome - Marlo Spa’s treatment rooms are twice the standard size. With outdoor spa and steam facilities, pure organic facials and stretch/yoga classes on offer, the Marlo Spa journey takes you to where you want to be - a place of perfect harmony. Marlo at Marlo Spa – open Monday through Friday 9am till 5pm Saturday 9 am till 6pm Sunday 9 am till 4pm 43-45 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Ph: 5984 5300 find us on facebook

Explore our constantly changing and diverse range of over 120 original and high quality, Australian contemporary artworks - including paintings, sculpture and works on paper.

Upcoming Exhibitions Barbara Tyson 11am, 16 November - 5 December

David Ardley, Potts, Jo-Ann Hunt, Ross Tamlin 11am, 11 January - 23 January

Craig Penny and Stewart Westle 11am, 7 December - 26 December

Rick Matear and Belynda Henry 11am, 25 January - 6 February

Graeme Altmann and Becky Blair 11am, 28 December - 9 January

John Giese and Jane Donaldson 11am, 8 February - 19 February

Please visit our website for images, opening dates and times or contact us or 03 9787 2953

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Visit Manyung Gallery Group sister galleries: Manyung Mobile Manyung at Mt Eliza Manyung at Glenferrie In-home trial of art from 1408 Nepean Hwy, Malvern 9509 8999 galleries or our website Mt Eliza 0412 899 001

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Art for Art’s Sake

Meredith Langmaid’s work leads you into a world where art becomes a part of every-day life. Her new art space Gallery Vespa in Sorrento (opened October 5th) celebrates the work of peninsula artists and their every-day quest to produce only the best. Langmaid studied art for some time before completing her four year degree at the Australian College of Photography, Fine Art and Communication. Now a fashion photographer (she has her own list of models), Gallery Vespa provides a space to show case work by local artists and a base to develop her own craft.


The list of artists on show at Gallery Vespa is impressive. Delicate abstracts by Donna Magree (who went to school with Langmaid) hang alongside tactile earth inspired collages by Gidja Walker. You’ll view Indigenous art by Dan Kelly, still life by Vicki Sullivan and ethereal explorations by Rhys Grunden. Lew Brennan’s portrait of Barry Charles has been selected for final hanging and judging in the prestigious Mortimer Art Prize which is a huge accomplishment. As Lew says; ‘Sometimes the sun even shines on a worn out old dogs arse’. ‘Exhibitions run for around three weeks and there is a waiting list’, says Langmaid. ‘Sometimes I seek out new work, or artists come to me. You never know what to expect’, accept that the work will always be of a high standard. Sorrento has been calling out for a gallery like Vespa; a place where art lovers can hang out and chat about the art on show and the art of the future. Look out for more of Langmaid’s own unique work plus lead lighting and crystal creation on show over the summer months at Vespa; where art doesn’t imitate life, it is it. Gallery Vespa Upstairs at 26 Ocean beach Road Sorrento Ph. 0409 169 265 Open Wed, Thurs and Sundays from 10am till 4pm. find us on facebook

Manyung is a Must Visit

Manyung Gallery Group is one of Victoria’s oldest (Est. 1968) contemporary art spaces, celebrating art, music, food and wine. With three gallery spaces located around Melbourne, there’s a gallery sure to be closest to you. Manyung at Sorrento is the arts focal point of the southern peninsula with over 120 artworks on display at any one time. Our aim is to make your art buying experience an inspiring and pleasurable one, we cater to all tastes and budgets and we even offer a free, in-home trial and art consultation service. Our wide selection of paintings is our specialty, but we are also well regarded for the wide range of quality sculpture and limited edition prints. 2014 is set to be an exciting time for Manyung at Sorrento with over twelve exhibitions featuring some of Australia’s most exciting and award-winning artists including Belynda Henry, Barbara Tyson, Janine Daddo and Jenny Riddle just to name a few. Look for the large, kinetic sculpture by artist Rudi Jass opposite our Sorrento Gallery 113a Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento. Next time you are heading down to the Mornington Peninsula, visit us at our principal gallery Manyung at Mount Eliza for the largest collection of contemporary art. The distinctive Tuscan castle complete with oak trees, moat and drawbridge makes a visit to Manyung a truly memorable experience. Enjoy a glass of wine and walk through the gallery spaces of Manyung and then sit back and relax in our fully licensed bar and café, overlooking a shady sculpture courtyard. 113a Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento 03 9787 2953

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Got An Idea For A Short Film? ENTER NOW ! PENINSULA SHORT FILM FEST Peninsula Short Film Fest – Saturday February 1, Village Green Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula The Peninsula Short Film Fest, proudly presented by Peninsula Hot Springs, is now calling for entries and invites filmmakers of any level to submit a film up to eight minutes in length by 20, December 2013. Festival Director, Australian Actor Steve Bastoni, says the Festival is open to filmmakers of any level, “If you have an idea, grab a camera and get filming.” A first prize of $5K is on offer as well as a as well as prizes of $2.5K and $1,250 for second and third. “The Festival is now in its third year and really provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment, and offers a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career”, said Steve. The Festival will be held on the Village Green in Rosebud, right next to the Rosebud Foreshore. Shortlisted films will be judged on

the night by a panel of industry professionals including Producers, Directors and Actors. The Festival will kick off at midday with live music performances and the 12 shortlisted films will screen 7pm onwards. The Festival is FREE to attendees, so bring a rug, a picnic and prepare for a great night of film under the stars. The 12 finalists will be announced in January 2014. The winners judged and announced on the night, Saturday February 1, 2014. There is a $30 entry fee and entries are accepted from Australia and overseas. Visit www.peninsulashortfilmfest. for details.

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All hands on deck Port Philip Bay means your cruise experience is personalised, professional, educational and most of all fun! - plus a percentage of each cruise ticket goes directly towards funding important dolphin and seal research projects. Moonraker Swims offers an T • PREDolphin S UN exhilarating range of tours for both swimming and sightseeing guests. Snorkelling equipment, tuition and R




Mother and daughter team Sandy and Torie Mackinnon love the sea. Sandy has been in marine tourism since the mid 1970’s, while managing director Torie is the driving force behind Victoria’s largest eco-tourism dolphin swimming business Moonraker Dolphin Swims. Their passion for the resident dolphins, seals and unique environment of Southern

instruction are provided for those wishing to experience a once in a life time opportunity to swim alongside the resident Bottlenose Dolphins and Australian Fur Seals, as well as explore marine parks where you can discover schools of brightly coloured fish and see a leafy sea dragon or two. Hot showers, a delicious morning or afternoon tea and fully a licensed on board café are included on all tours. Gift Vouchers and Dolphin Swim and Bathe packages are also available, so you can end your experience with a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Peninsula Hot Springs. 2013 saw the introduction of the Twilight Fish and Chip Cruise on Moonraker, the Snorkel with the Seals and Sea Dragons, and an ever so romantic champagne cruise. All aboard! Moonraker Dolphin Swims Tours daily Esplanade Rd, Sorrento 03 5984 4211







Come and enjoy a 3 hour aquatic experience, swim with seals and dolphins or relax on board while you take in the many sights.


Dolphin and Seal Swimming and Sightseeing Cruises

Gift Vouchers also available. T: 03 5984 4211 Departs from Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Road,

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Discover Point Nepean With its spectacular natural and built landscapes, Point Nepean National Park is a place that leaves an immediate impression on anyone who visits. It is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula and has some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. The entrance to Port Phillip Bay was the most heavily forted port of the British Empire and was known as the ‘Gibraltar of the South’. Visitors can see an example of this at the very point of the park where Fort Nepean is located. It is where an extensive network of forts, gun emplacements and tunnels are located. Also at the park is the Quarantine Station, established in 1852, it offers a unique opportunity to see an infectious disease processing facility still in place. Here visitors will

find many historic buildings used in quarantine which include hospitals, a disinfecting complex, a morgue, cemetery and much more to explore. Point Nepean has an extensive network of tracks to cycle or walk. One recently opened is the Range Area Walk, it takes visitors through an area of the park where the Officer Cadets, who occupied the site for three decades, trained. Features on this walk include a 400m firing range and Monash Break and Light with sweeping views of the park and Melbourne City. Visitors can also relax and enjoy a picnic at Point Nepean with the shade of a Moonah tree. They are part of a coastal habitat complete with wildlife including echidnas, bandicoots, wallabies, reptiles. In the surrounding waters visitors might also spot bottlenose Dolphins or Australian Fur Seals. Point Nepean National Park is located at the end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea. Park entry is free For more information visit or call 13 1963

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Sorrento Village ACCOMMODATION Beach House Rentals 47a Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4578 Carmel of Sorrento Heritage Suites & Self Contained Units 142 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 3512 Drop Inn self-contained accom 150 Ocean Beach Rd 0402 436 464 Eastcliff Cottage B & B 881-883 Melbourne Rd 5984 0668 Hotel Sorrento Apartments 5-15 Hotham Rd 5984 8000 Marshall’s Holiday Rentals Level 1, 7 /119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5955 MyCoastline Level 1, 6 /119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2221 Shell’s Apartments 85-99 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0454 Sorrento Beach Motel 780 Melbourne Rd 5984 1356 Whitehall & Oceanic Apartments 231 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4166 ART & GALLERIES Moonraker Dolphin Swims 7 George Street 5984 4211 Mornington Peninsula Sailing Lvl 1, 8 /119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 1455 ART & GALLERIES Antipodes Bookshop Gallery 138 Ocean Beach Rd Gallery Sorrento 148 Ocean Beach Rd GallerySorrento 141 Ocean Beach Rd Manyung at Sorrento Contemporary Art Gallery 113A Ocean Beach Rd Marlene Miller Antiques & Gallery 128 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento Fine Art Gallery 3297 Point Nepean Rd Sorrento Museum 827 Melbourne Rd Temple Gallery 3385 Point Nepean Rd

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BANKS ANZ & Westpac ATMs 26-36 Ocean Beach Rd Commonwealth Bank 38-40 Ocean Beach Rd National Australia Bank 67 Ocean Beach Rd

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CHILDRENSWEAR & TOYS Lemonade Factory 58 Ocean Beach Rd Seed Shop 3,108 Ocean Beach Rd The Toy Workshop 1 George Street

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COMMUNITY SERVICES JackanAndy’s Op Shop 848 Melbourne Rd Rotary Club of Sorrento P.O.Box 58 Sorrento Beachside Visitor Info Cnr Ocean Beach Rd & George St Sorrento Community Centre 860-868 Melbourne Rd Sorrento Portsea ARH Op Shop 63 Kerferd Ave Sorrento Primary School Kerferd Avenue St Josephs Primary School Constitution Hill Rd

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES Accessoreyes 85 Ocean Beach Rd Adore Clothing 2/133 Ocean Beach Rd Blue Illusions 76 Ocean Beach Rd Cinori Shoes & Accessories 127 Ocean Beach Rd

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HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLBEING Chicago Hair 107 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4655 Hotel Sorrento Spa 5984 8047 Marlo Spa 43 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5300 Ocean Fitness Pilates & Massage Lvl 1, 3/20 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0081 Peninsula Life Medispa 85-99 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0122 Sorrento Hair Level 1, Oriental Lane, 20 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5453 Sorrento Natural Therapies 48 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0778 find us on facebook

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HOTELS & ENTERTAINMENT Athenaeum Cinemas Sorrento 26-36 Ocean Beach Rd Continental Hotel 1-21 Ocean Beach Rd Hotel Sorrento 5-15 Hotham Rd Sorrento Portsea R.S.L 1-3 Hurley St Sorrento Video/Music 26-36 Ocean Beach Rd HOUSE & GARDEN Bed Bath N Table 35-37 Ocean Beach Rd 3943 Big Chair 119 Ocean Beach Rd Coastal Living Interiors 85 Ocean Beach Rd Elephant 3 George Street Happy Days 155 Ocean Beach Rd Hello Blossoms - weddings Level 1, 101 Ocean Beach Rd Hummingbird Blooms Level 1, 20 Ocean Beach Rd In Sorrento Lifestyles 85 D Ocean Beach Rd Overboard Design Furniture & Gallery 80 Ocean Beach Rd Saltwater Trading 153 Ocean Beach Rd Sandarne Homewares 147 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento Hire And Sales 854 Melbourne Rd Sorrento Mitre 10 80-98 Ocean Beach Rd

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Chinamans Hat 102 Ocean Beach Rd Chopstix Noodle Bar 120 Ocean Beach Rd Daisy’s on the Bay 3293 Point Nepean Rd Foto Caffé 136 Ocean Beach Rd Itali.Co 1 The Esplanade Just Fine Food 23 Ocean Beach Rd Loquat Restaurant 3183 Point Nepean Rd Morgans 3 The Esplanade Shell’s Cafe 85 Ocean Beach Rd Smashing Bean 1/ 119-125 Ocean Beach Rd Smokehouse 182 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento Thai 1-3 Hurley St Sorrento Trattoria Pizza & Pasta 20 Ocean Beach Rd Stringers Cafe 2-8 Ocean Beach Rd The Baths 3278 Point Nepean Rd The Sisters - Kitchen.Garden.Cafe 149-151 Ocean Beach Rd Three Palms 154-164 Ocean Beach Rd Via Sorrento 77 Ocean Beach Rd

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SERVICES Australia Post 66 Ocean Beach Rd 13 13 18 BizAssist Lvl 1, 20 Ocean Beach Rd 0407 803 151 Coastcom 133 Hotham Rd 1300 844 844 MEDICAL JSP Partners Accountants 168 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0135 Dietician 166 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4322 Mornington Peninsula Limousines Lvl 1, 8 /119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2288 Kinetic Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates 166 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4322 Portsea Marine Lvl 1, 6 /119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 3923 Marc Clavin Amcal Pharmacy 61-63 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2196 S. Smith Builders P/L Lvl 1/ 50 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4677 Melbourne Pathology 166 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4322 Sorrento Catering Co. 3154 Point Nepean Rd 0412 580 968 Sorrento Medical 166 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4322 Sorrento Limousine Service 22 Ronald Ave 0431 637 850 Sorrento Physiotherapy Shop 5, 108 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4938 Sorrento News and Books (Australia Post) 66 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2841 Sorrento Psychology 166 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4322 Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce P.O.Box 469 0424 000 391 TAB 101 Ocean Beach Rd MENS FASHION & SURFWEAR Telsec Security Lvl 1,1&2/ 119-125 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0600 Balin Surfboards 4 Coppin Arcade/71 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5199 The Wooden Boat Shop 129 Hotham Rd 5984 4333 Gazman 49 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5155 Travelscene Sorrento Beach 9 George St 5984 3366 Ozmosis 57-59 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0360 Woodhams O’Keeffe & Co Lawyers, 168 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4766 Trigger Bros 46-48 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5670 WitcheryMan 1/133 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2509 SPORTING CLUBS Sorrento Bowls Club Hotham Rd 5984 2831 REAL ESTATE Sorrento Football & Cricket Club, David McFarlan Reserve 5984 2571 Buxton Real Estate Portsea Sorrento 109 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4388 Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club 3154 Point Nepean Rd 5984 8200 Fletchers Real Estate 136 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2600 Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club 250 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 5533 J. P. Dixon Real Estate Portsea Sorrento 60A Kerferd Ave 5984 5030 Sorrento Tennis Club 854 Melbourne Rd 5984 4131 Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 39 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0999 Kay & Burton Real Estate 106 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4744 EMERGENCY SERVICES Prentice Real Estate 78 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 4177 Ambulance 000 RESTAURANTS & CAFES Fire 000 Acquolina 26 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 0811 Police Hotham Rd 5984 2000 Baked in Sorrento 53 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 1916 Victoria Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667 Buckley’s Chance Restaurant Cafe 174 Ocean Beach Rd 5984 2888

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Sorrento Heritage Walk arts History abounds in Sorrento as Victoria’s first nepean settlement site in 1803. It was during the 1870’s and 1880’s that many of the magnificent limestone P.O. Box 10 Sorrento buildings werePortsea built. You can enjoy a walking Sorrentotrail visiting most ofChamber the historic sites in and around Victoria of Commerce Sorrento, indicated by the historic symbols on the map. Visit the Nepean Historical Society Museum for information on Sorrento’s rich history. Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail The Peninsula has been an inspiration to painters for many years. The Sorrento Portsea artists trail brings their works to life, you are able to stand and view the scene exactly as was seen by the artist. Experience the work of artists from where their works were created along the Sorrento Portsea Artist Trail. Includes works from Albert Tucker, Roland Clark, Sir Arthur Streeton, Ray Hodgkinson, Arthur Boyd, Penleigh Boyd, John Perceval, Isaac Whitehead and Emanuel Phillips.


This is an on-going project. It is known that other artists have worked in this area and it is hoped to extend the trail in the future. To be considered, the work of the artist must be in a State or Regional gallery collection and/or the artist must be referred to in McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Artists. Please contact Arts Nepean if you have any suggestions.

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Mubble is super cool!

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Mubble Gourmet Ice-Creamery is run by locals Paul and Kristen who adore the peninsula lifestyle and their business, making delicious ice-creams, gelatos, smoothies and fresh juices. Their artisan gelato, ice-cream and sorbet are all made on the premises. “We pride ourselves on friendly, happy service,” Kristen explained, “We like to experiment and play with flavours, which is how we got our name Mubble, it’s the most popular kid’s flavour right now, a mixture of Bubblegum and Marshmallow.” Other popular choices are Peach Melba, Caramel Pear, Vanilla Bean, Pannacotta, Blood Orange and Honeycomb Crunch. Find MubbleGourmet Ice-Creamery in the heart of Sorrento at 69 Ocean Beach Road. Be guilt free while you and your family indulge and enjoy the fabulous sweet offerings made using the freshest ingredients around. find us on facebook

New concept in Port Douglas to rival the food scene of Australia’s culture capitals. New restaurant operators at Niramaya Villas and Spa in Port Douglas will see Southeast Asian inspired Rasa Restaurant and Lounge start turning heads from 9 November. ‘Rasa’ in Indonesian translates back to taste, sense, feeling and flavor. The restaurant will be operated by Andrew Saville, Jared Jones and Louise St George. Their vision is to provide a refined

dining experience inspired by flavours of Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and Japan. “Asian fusion food has been at the top of the culinary scene the past few years and continues to be a leading concept throughout major capital cities,” Andrew says. “Similar concepts can be found in Southeast Asian countries or in Australia’s trendy food hubs in Melbourne or Sydney. “Drawing on authentic street-food inspired fare while incorporating western techniques, we’ll produce visually outstanding, flavour and texturally balanced dishes.” Andrew says an example, they could make Tom Yum Consommé’

by taking a traditional hot and sour Thai soup then refining it through French clarification techniques of egg whites. “This produces a highly aromatic soup with prefect clarity s to heighten the senses of taste, smell, colour and texture,” he says. “We’ll be using the existing flavours and composites of cultural food and refining the flavours and textures with modern techniques. “We’ll also experiment with the chemistry of foods with modern techniques such as molecular gastronomy, to turn fats into powders or liquids into gels and pearls.” For more information visit

Immerse yourself in tropical luxury Niramaya Villas and Spa is a five-star luxury resort just moments from the Port Douglas village and Four Mile Beach. This boutique sanctuary of exclusive villas is nestled amid fifteen hectares of tropical gardens. 1 Balé Drive Port Douglas Queensland Australia 4877

The Niramaya Spa offers rejuvenating massages and treatments to indulge your every sense, including facials, manicures and luxurious Vichy treatments. The resort is bordered by a rainforest, lagoons and fragrant gardens and features a fine dining restaurant.

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Sorrento’s Best Kept Secret The community RSL established in 1919 - Sorrento’s best kept secret, tucked away behind the shops with safe and easy parking access. This is not a large pokie club, more a traditional RSL with relaxed atmosphere, great food available and reasonable drinks prices. The place the friendly locals gather. We encourage you to visit for the Peninsula’s best Thai food under the direction of the popular Samorn, and family in our adjoining restaurant. Friday night is Members’ Night, with an old fashioned family gathering enjoying discounted bar prices, fun raffles and finger food from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Many members stay on for a wonderful Thai dinner, or head home with takeaway. Apart from the Anzac Day and Australia Day celebrations, we


host regular nights of Trivia, Tapas Banquets and this year a family social on Cup Eve. Live music is the beer garden during Summer will feature Keith White One Man Superband. On Anzac Day join us from 11am for the Australia Day Ceremony, community BBQ then free live local music. Watch our website, and your Members’ newsletters for more. The rooms and beer garden have also played host to many family birthdays, engagements, weddings and funeral wakes; along with community meeting groups. Consider us for your next function. or ring 5984 2886, Sorrento Thai restaurant 5984 5138. Find the RSL behind the shops at 1-3 Hurley Street, Sorrento find us on facebook

Majestic Have It All This Summer Majestic Cellars have established themselves as the place to go for an expansive range of beer, wine, sparkling and spirits. With a choice you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else, we carry over 110 different whiskeys, 350 boutique and imported beers and over 2000 lines of wine including Sparkling and Organic. Leading into Christmas, we will be expanding our Imported and Peninsula Wine Range “showcasing the best Mornington Peninsula has to offer”. Our online store is up and running and is the perfect way to stock up your cellar if you can’t make it down to either of our stores in Mt Eliza and Sorrento. Just jump on to Majestic Cellars - 67 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza - Open 7 days Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-8pm. Sorrento Cellars – Shop 6, 85-95 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento - Open 7 days Monday to Thursday 10.30am-6pm, Friday 10.30am to 8pm Saturday to Sunday 10.30am-6pm.

Elegance & Charm at Hotel Sorrento Hotel Sorrento is the premier location on the Mornington Peninsula to eat, drink, sleep and relax. Whilst retaining the charm and elegance of a gracious 1871 heritage building, Hotel Sorrento offers contemporary award winning bars, accommodation, conference facilities and restaurant. Hotel Sorrento’s staff and luxury surrounds create a warm and sociable atmosphere ensuring remarkable service and extraordinary experiences every time. Located in the heart of Victoria’s first settlement site - Sorrento, Hotel Sorrento offers captivating views across scenic Port Phillip Bay and surrounding parklands. Built in 1871, the historic limestone

building is an architectural icon. The heritage hotel offers an earthy interior that is coupled with sophisticated, contemporary luxury. Hotel Sorrento has a fresh, vibrant atmosphere catering to your every need with outstanding, friendly service. Whether you choose to dine in their first-class restaurant ‘The Sorrento’, enjoy a drink in the friendly Limeburners Bar, convene in their state of the art Beach House conference facility, rejuvenate in the Hotel Spa or relax in the stylishly appointed accommodation, Hotel Sorrento would love to become your first hotel of choice. The Sorrento Restaurant offers old world charm, exciting modern cuisine, complimented by magnificent sea views. The menu

is comprised of grills and seafood with local Australian ingredients and a fusion of International flavours. Designed to delight the taste buds, what better place to catch up with family and friends! The limestone surrounds radiate an atmosphere of style and elegance. Hotel Sorrento 5-15 Hotham Road, Sorrento Ph.: 5984 8000 Email:

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Locals know this is the best fish and chips around! There’s nothing better after a day at the beach than fresh fish and chips cooked to perfection. Harry and his smiling team at Fish Fetish have been delivering quality seafood and burgers in Sorrento for over nine years and have gained a solid reputation. Enjoy your meal at one of the outdoor sidewalk cafe tables or take it home to indulge. Choose from fish, prawns, scallops or one of their spectacular home-made burgers. Ask any local and they’ll happily tell you their seafood and burgers are the best on the Peninsula and this is the place they go to eat! “People love our food” says Harry “and we’d like to say thanks for the support”. So head on down for a delicious won’t be disappointed! Find Fish Fetish in the middle of Ocean Beach Road.

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YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHEF When Christine decided to organise a special dinner for her partners birthday, she wanted to do something different and decided to contact Roberto at Your Personal Maitre d. “I saw the advertisement in the magazine and wanted to have a dinner party. I thought this would be really novel but it actually turned out to be one of the best nights we have had and it wasn’t even expensive,” a delighted Christine said. “Roberto took care of everything from helping us choose the menu, to bringing music, his own beautiful plates and glassware and creating the perfect ambient setting which Italians are well known for.” Christine and her guests dined on salmon with pistachio and mango salad, rocket salads, antipasto and desserts to die for. “He served this amazing strawberries in balsamic vinegar with mascapone and home-made white chocolate ice-cream. It was

unbelievable. The best thing was we didn’t have to move. He even bought his own dishwashing liquid to clean up. I think the kitchen might have been cleaner than when I do it,” she says with a laugh. It’s easy to have Your Personal Maitre d, when Roberto Biguzzi prepares an Italian feast in your own home. Born in Italy, Roberto grew up along the Adriatic coast and from an early age, fell in love with the magical vibe of restaurants. “I love the fresh shower perfume, the smoky dresses and the noise of the ice inside the shaker where bar tenders create fantastic cocktails,” says Roberto who then decided to make a living from his culinary pursuits. “After working in Italy, the UK and Australia, I decided there was a need for a personal chef and maitre d to come to your home and serve your guests. I want to make a

particular experience for people but you cannot do that in a restaurant. So this is the possibility for people to fully experience with their guests in their own house with yummy food and wine, and be treated like royalty.” Your Maitre D creates a beautiful dining experience at home where the host can enjoy the time with their guests. “I bring the restaurant experience to the house, take care of the music, set up the table, the atmosphere, food and wine, and create a menu for everything from dinner parties to an intimate dinner for two.” Your Maitre d is a unique Italian style food experience with inspirational regional cuisine, based on simple, beautiful ingredients. To find out about Your Personal Maitre d go to, check out the Facebook page, or phone Roberto on 0426 814 138.

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Only the best at Buckley’s Chance Already famous for their delicious pancakes, Buckley’s Chance in Sorrento easily delivers one of the best coffees in town alongside other enticing menu options.

sunny outdoor dining cyclist and bike friendly group bookings welcome takeaway available free wifi and pet friendly

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The locals know this as the place to go for breakfast or lunch and the children are also catered for with their own menu which comes complete with colouring in and crayons. Voted in the Herald Sun as being in the top five pancakes in Victoria, their signature pancakes with fresh berries and ice cream are even more delicious with their pure Canadian maple syrup. Other delicious menu options include quinoa encrusted poached eggs with tomato, mushroom and asparagus, salt & pepper calamari, or a juicy steak

sandwich with caramelized onion and Buckley’s own tomato relish (which is also available to take home by the jar along with housemade raspberry jam and balsamic dressing). Named after the convict William Buckley who survived on the shores of Port Phillip Bay against almost impossible odds for 32 years, owners Pam & Fred have now reached the same milestone having survived hard labour here since 1981. Come and enjoy their fireside couches during the cooler months and alfresco area for those sunny times ahead. Cyclists and your four legged friends are also welcome. Free Wi Fi is also available upon purchase. Buckley’s Chance – seating for 150 174 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Phone: 5984 2888 find us on facebook

Looking for food that is unique, fun and tasteful? Impress your friends with fabulous food, beautifully presented and expertly served. We specialize in creating degustation and gorgeous canapés that everyone will love - decadent, different, delicious. Whether you’re planning a cocktail party for 60, family reunion for 30 or a girls weekend for 8, you’ll have highly sought after chefs and wonderful wait staff at your service. This tailored service means you can actually enjoy your own dinner party without the panic! Feast Australia also tailor wedding packages to suit, grand banquets, casual stand-up celebrations or summery garden parties. With 3 hat trained chefs, an earthy organic touch and a brilliant team of service staff, you wont be disappointed. For stunning food at a budget that fits, email or call Rachel on 0410 544 505 to discuss your plans, ideas and arrange for a quote.

Great service, stunning food. Looking for food that is unique, fun and absolutely delicious? Based in Sorrento, Feast offer flexible catering to fit your budget, taste and style. Generous menus, highly trained chefs and a brilliant team of service staff make it easy to create a fantastic event.

Cocktail & Dinner Parties • Gourmet BBQ's • Weddings 0410 544 505 | |

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Wow factor!! It was Barry’s vision that lead him to create Sorrento Catering Company…delivering his dream, this summer they will again create some of Victorias’s most amazing and glamorous events. Creating weddings with impact and individuality, Sorrento Catering design menu’s, beverage packages and source venues to suit your style, taste and budget, creating a wedding as “individual as you!” Barry and his team are qualified in all aspects of Event Management. Creating the wow factor for every event! The team will alleviate the stress of organising your next Dinner Party, Conference, Wedding, Product launch or Major Extravaganza. From stand up events with roving canapés, mini entrees, petit desserts and theatrical presentation, to the more formal sit down event with orders being taken for entrée and main course, followed by a beautiful selection of grazing desserts. Surf to snow, Sorrento, Portsea, Melbourne and beyond, Barry has two amazing restaurants at Falls Creek and offers the ultimate in “white weddings” Barry Iddles and his team will ensure your event is “the event of the year!!” Bookings and enquiries Rebekah 0400 414 173 Barry 0412 580 968

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Are you being served? Service matters. Well, it does at Just Fine Food. Co-owner (with her husband Graeme) Judy Howarth laughs; ‘We intended to have the business for a couple of years, and now we’re in our twenty second!’ (Their chef has been with them since the beginning and staff remains constant). ‘A big part of our success is attention to customer satisfaction’, says Judy. ‘We offer complete table service. We know what we’re doing’. One of the peninsula’s best eateries, Just Fine Food is just that – a haven for fresh, prepared to order delicious fare that tantalises the tastebuds. Period building ambience seals the deal. Take a seat inside or sit beneath a shady tree or under an umbrella and watch the world go by… perfect for the summer months ahead. ‘Nothing is precooked at Just Fine Food and most of our produce is sourced locally’, continues Judy. This means you’re getting only the highest quality ingredients like pure cream, free range eggs and no preservatives. House made specialities are a given and gluten free or vegetarian options make dining for all a breeze. Just Fine Food sells over 1,000 of their famous Vanilla Slices every day over the summer months. Chocolate croissant cake, flourless orange cake and summer


berry tarts will delight. The raspberry and vanilla Swiss roll bread and butter pudding or chocolate meringue with berries and cream is perfect for a morning or afternoon treat, but if you’re looking for something savoury, winter’s slow cooked sensations make way for light summer meals and salads featuring lots of grains. Quinoa and green pea fritters with tahini dressing or individual fresh fig and lemon mascarpone tartlets with fig coulis are delicious, or start your day with a healthy kick start breakfast of berries, granola and yoghurt trifle or a French toast wicked indulgence of macerated fruit, fresh figs and mascarpone. Take home packs include house made tomato relish and salad dressings; while jams, honey, olive oil and hand-made chocolates are supplied from regional producers. Yum!!!!! – And what about the kids you ask? - A healthy summer plate of ham, carrot and celery sticks with sultanas, toasted ginger bread-man sandwiches or a cute cupcake will keep them smiling. It’s all part of the service. Just Fine Food 23 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento 03 5984 4666 find us on facebook

Let’s start with the base

I’ve always believed that if you start with a great base the rest will follow. You’ve got to have a solid foundation, and that is exactly what husband and wife team David Stringer and Elizabeth Blane from the Smokehouse in Sorrento have created with their delicious and nutritious home-made wood fired pizza bases. The Smokehouse is well known for making fabulous fare for food lovers with special requirements. Gluten, dairy, citrus or fructose intolerant (and coeliacs) can chow down on scrumptious food alongside those who never have to worry about what they put in their mouth at this


restaurant. Using simple, fresh and seasonal ingredients is what Smokehouse does best. David loves food and uses locally sourced ingredients and seasonal organic produce grown on their White Cliffs property. If reviews are anything to go by – the Smokehouse has been recommended in The Age Good Food Guide since 2001 and their pizzas were recently described by the online magazine Broadsheet featuring Melbourne Cafes, bars and restaurants as ‘the best in time’ – Smokehouse is the place to be. But if you can’t get down to Sorrento due to busy time tables, or you just can’t wait for some special pizza pizazz, you can now create your own masterpiece at home with that sensational Smokehouse flavour. ‘The pizza bases were a natural progression from the restaurant’, says Elizabeth who, by the way, juggles the restaurant, pizza bases and seven children with her

husband. She knows how handy it can be to have something at the ready in the freezer. ‘We opted for minimal ingredients; just flour, water, olive oil, yeast and a pinch of salt because other brands have very very long ingredient lists’, she goes on. A Smokehouse pizza base is completely preservative free. Available from the fridge in the deli section of selected stores, you’ll find Smokehouse pizza bases from Sorrento to Beaumaris, Fitzroy North to Montmorency to Richmond and of course in Mornington; just Google smokehousepizzabases.wix. com/home to check out the list of stockists. With baking instructions included you’ll be creating your own pizza favourites in no time, with a little help from Smokehouse – naturally. Smokehouse Restaurant 182 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento Ph. 5984 1246 E. smokehousepizzabases@gmail. com find us on facebook

A warm welcome at Sorrento’s Stringers Stores The Stringers’ name became associated with the beautiful limestone building that is home to Stringers Stores in the 1920s, and historical photos show that it has always been a Merchant’s Store. Current owners Helen and Warwick Fairlie (and family) chose to keep the name when they purchased the business in 1992 - and the name has only grown in reputation since. The Stringers Café caters for breakfast and lunch crowds alike. Muffins, muesli and toasties, sandwiches, soup and salads are prepared from scratch on the premises. So too are all cakes and biscuits. Street side tables and a discrete courtyard through the

Dine, graze or entertain at The Baths, The Baths can cater for every event from the intimate to the extravagant, hosting everything from birthday parties or christenings to corporate events with wide


ranging menu and beverage package options. The Baths restaurant in Sorrento features a light filled restaurant, and unique event facility. Situated on the foreshore of the bustling Sorrento front beach, The Baths Sorrento offers unsurpassed views of the ever changing Port Phillip Bay. Already a local favourite, The Baths is fast becoming a major Victorian beachside landmark for dining and beach front weddings. Open daily from 11.30am for lunch, and dinner (closed Sunday evenings). Drop in any time of day for a coffee, cocktails or a glass of wine. Even in Winter you can come to The Baths and sit by the open fire and enjoy their hospitality, great coffee and delicious food. The Baths is a family friendly restaurant, children are always welcome! Either full or partial venue hire is available at The find us on facebook

arched gateway on the Portsea side of the road are great for alfresco dining, while inside seating provides privacy. Take-away meals are prepared fresh and fast for those on the run! Warwick is proud of the wide range of regional wines provided at Stringers along with his ‘personal’ selection of Australian and imported wines. Take a trip to the cellar below and you’ll find some exclusive labels perfect for that special occasion. In the supermarket a jam packed deli stocks delicious picnic delights including a fine range of Mornington Peninsula cheeses. Close by the in-house range of quick and easy meal solutions include soups, casseroles, curries, desserts, pies and lasagnes that never last long on the shelves. Many options are gluten free and all are healthy and nutritious. A warm welcome awaits you at Stringers. Come in and say hello to the Fairlies and try their wonderful fare. Stringers Stores 2-8 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento Ph: 5984 2010 Open from 8am every day

perfect every time Baths with their eastern deck providing a private dining area. Sliding glass windows and doors, and double featured open fireplaces, mean they can entertain in any weather. Featuring polished wooden floor boards, a colour scheme that compliments the beach and bay and two deck areas that open out over the beach The Baths has a light, modern feel, right on the water’s edge. They also have ample parking available and an

easily accessible position on the foreshore of Sorrento, The Baths offers an ideal venue for your special day. The Baths is an easy one 1¼ - 1½ hour drive from Melbourne. Fully licensed, they accept all major credit cards and strongly recommend bookings. The Baths Restaurant, 3278 Point Nepean Road, Sorrento Telephone: 5984 1500

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Sorrento Magazine Summer 2013

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