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Having grown up with some of the world’s best beaches at his fingertips, Darren developed a fascination for his surroundings. Darren strives to capture the many moods and intricacies that make up his beautiful environment: up at the crack of dawn to capture the sun’s first rays, enduring sweltering heat in the harsh expanse of the Australian outback and walking for hours through tropical rainforest – all to get that one perfect photograph to display nature in all its glory. darrentierney.com or instagram. com/darrentierneyphotography

I can still remember the first time I opened a copy of salt magazine. I was a visitor to the Sunny Coast at the time (as I know many of you are, dear readers) escaping my big-city life for a few days to find a little space – space for thought and reflection and for finding me. What tumbled from those pages five years ago were people I felt an instant connection with: people who had a passion for life and how they lived it, from artisan bakers to designers, business owners and – can you believe – even a snail farmer! But most of all there was an unmistakable passion and love for the region I too now call home. Thus, it is truly with a humble heart (and a big salute to serendipity) that I write this to you as Kate enjoys a well-earned break from the editor’s desk to enjoy her beautiful family as a second-time mum. Is there ever a more precious time in life? As I’ve come to expect from the Sunshine Coast over the last few years, there’s no end to the incredible stories we have the good fortune of sharing with you. Our sparkling summer edition certainly boasts more than her fair share from one-time high-flying corporate types such as Cass Deller who’s found happiness in exquisite watercolour illustration, stationery and textile design (page 128) to Dave Dawson’s salty sea-dog tale of transformation from financier to “accidental fisherman” (page 34). We’ve all had the good fortune of finding in ourselves a more authentic self here between the rolling hills and wide ocean arms of the Sunny Coast. Who knows what surprises it has in store for you! Enjoy the read.






While not a ‘person’, I would thank my first pet Bonnie. A beautiful black lab, she always greeted me at the door with a silly smile, warmed the end of the bed, ate my vegetables under the table and never judged a bad haircut. She loved without fault and without question.


Karen Plant, my employer and mentor when I first became a photographer/copywriter in Melbourne. She really knew how to think outside the box and her enthusiasm was infectious. She had more faith in me than I did in myself. Thank you, Karen. Xx

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I would thank my school music teacher Miss Johnson for encouraging and inspiring me to sing – something that has been a life-long love of mine. When I contacted my UK school some years ago it was so sad to learn she had died young.






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IT’S A WRAP The cover image was taken at Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island in 2008 and was captured using a Canon EOS 300D camera, f/9, 24.0mm lens, ISO 100 at 1/160sec. Cover kindly supplied by Darren Tierney darrentierney.com or instagram.com/ darrentierneyphotography salt is a free quarterly magazine published by Johns Publications P/L. Distribution area between Bribie and Fraser Island and inland to Kenilworth and select areas throughout Brisbane. PO Box 1015, Maleny QLD Australia 4552 © Copyright 2014 6


6 SURF GALS OF THE SUNNY COAST Some extraordinary Sunshine Coast women have made waves on the surfing scene. 18 TREADING THE BOARDS Passion and talent combine in wonderful coast community theatre companies.

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS 26 PURSUIT OF PASSION The inspiring, down-to-earth story behind Kunara Organic Marketplace. 30

FOR A CAUSE Love Is A Verb founder Josh Lean leads young people on travel adventures with purpose.


LOOK AT ME Dave Dawson became a fisherman by accident, but it changed his life direction.


BOOKS & BLOGS Our pick of the best new releases and websites that promise to wow on long summer days.


UP AND COMING Deena Theslow loved dress ups as a child and this nostalgia has shaped her jewellery designs.

112 ARTIST Seeing beauty in clay is a gift Clairy Laurence cherishes. 116 ART DATES The Sunshine Coast has some of the best art galleries in the world. Find out what will be on show, where in summer.


TABLE TALK See Restaurant Mooloolaba’s Angelo and Antonio Puelma share their rich family history and love for fresh food.


NOSH NEWS Snippets from the industry that gives us food, glorious food.

LOVESTRUCK 64 KEEPING IT REAL Kelsey and Chris Azzarello’s wedding grew out of a birthday surprise.


CULINARY CREATIONS Chef Bryce Davis of Bohemian Bungalow shares a wonderful recipe.




FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE Arthur and Betty Bluett’s long marriage has been peppered with golf, ice cream and humour.

52 PRODUCE PEOPLE Marty Harris, of E&J Paradise Farm, grows perfectly beautiful roses. 56

RELAXED RECIPES Seafood screams summer and salt serves up some sumptuous recipes to make the most of the bounty.


TO HAVE AND TO HOLD Fashionable, must-have products for the loved up.



SALT SIPS Beer. Need we say more?

MAGIC MAKER Erin Clare Oberem creates wearable works of art in her studio.




6 SENSES A selection of items based on the special powers that we humans use to experience the world – touch, see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

120 IN YOUR DREAMS Ken and Trudy Rich have found paradise in their Alexandra Headland home.


SECRETS Get authentic information on the best things about the Sunshine Coast from the only people who really know – the locals.


HOMEWARES Summer is best enjoyed al fresco.

128 MEET THE DESIGNER Cass Deller makes exquisite stationery, textiles and watercolour creations.



FASHION A sensational spread of the must-have styles for summer.

24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS salt has hand picked a variety of events on the Sunshine Coast that are guaranteed to please throughout summer. 38

ON THE FRINGE Surfing writer Phil Jarratt reminds us how vulnerable lovers of waves and boards are.

102 PAMPER & PREEN Ikatan Spa helps our writer feel a new sensation – relaxation.


104 THE BIG ISSUE salt looks at childhood obesity and what can be done about it.



134 TOURIST INFORMATION Essential info for all visitors to the coast, including travel times, surf safety and market details.

A DOSE OF SALT Columnist Jane Fynes-Clinton explores the nourishing wonder that is laughing. GREAT OUTDOORS Our writer discovers the wonder of wind and water.

BEAUTY Looking gorgeous is in the bag.

110 HEALTH Our writer ventures to Aqua Day Spa for some water therapy.


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This summer it’s 100 years since the world’s best surfer Duke Kahanamoku plucked a slender teenaged girl from the crowd at Sydney’s Freshwater Beach and led her by the hand to his solid wooden surfboard at the water’s edge and said: “Ma’am, would you do me the honour of shooting some surf with me?” Isabel Letham was just 15 that summer Sunday, and while there is some conjecture about whether this was her first successful ride on a surfboard, her tandem surf with Duke became the talk of the town and she entered surfing’s folklore as the pioneer of women’s surfboard riding in Australia. In fact, she was one of a group of young girls in the Manly area who had been borrowing boards from the boys for a couple of summers and attempting to master the new sport. >

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Likewise, Canadian Marge “Ma” Bendall was a long way short of being the first female surfer on the Sunshine Coast half a century ago, but the enduring image of this wonderfully spirited middleaged woman sliding along on her monogrammed “Ma” board at Moffat or Noosa next to husband Ben (“Pa”, of course) has become the stuff of legend. Although both she and Pa have long since passed, the spirit of Ma Bendall lives on in this part of the world, seen every day in the variety of women of all ages, shapes and persuasions, taking to the waves on all kinds of surfcraft. The Sunshine Coast has certainly bred its share of champions, but Ma Bendall had very little natural ability, and didn’t give a damn. She just loved the idea of surfing, and so she took it on. You still see that spirit here, with first-time novices and lifelong triers sharing the waves alongside the experts. The first Sunshine Coast surf girl to hit the big time was Kim McKenzie, and although she was an extremely talented surfer, it was her other job that drew the media attention. In 1970 Kim’s father won a government contract to cull sharks along the Sunshine Coast but soon passed the gig along to his daughter, who, at 21, became the youngest shark-cat skipper in Queensland, and probably the only surfer in the world with a licence to kill 400 sharks a year. The seasonal work of a shark hunter meant that Kim had plenty of time to hone her skills as a surfer, and the powerfully built goofy footer took out the Australian national title at Margaret River, Western Australia, in 1973, then successfully defended it at Burleigh Heads in 1974. These achievements brought her to the attention of Brisbane journalist Lawrie Kavanagh, who thought all his Christmases had come at once when he learned what she did when she wasn’t surfing. But Kim co-operated with the article only on condition that it was not published in Australia, where she knew her fishing mates would never let her forget it. Instead the story of the “Mooloolaba Shark Gal” was picked up right across America.

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She was taken up by the Smirnoff vodka company, which was just launching into surfing sponsorship, and flown to New York, where she dined at swank restaurant 21 with a reporter from Sports Illustrated and declared the “prawns are better where I come from”. Kim surfed against the world’s best men at the Smirnoff Pro in Hawaii, and competed sporadically in Australia. But always >

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SIX OF THE BEST 1960s: Ma Bendall was not a competitor, but she was always the one having the most fun in the water. 1970s: Kim McKenzie was a multiple Queensland and Australian champion. 1980s: Da Bomb surf shop proprietor Sharon Jackson of Alex Headland (still a force in senior divisions) was a regular on the podium, taking a classy second at the Bells Beach Pro in 1982. 1990s: Caloundra’s Serena Brooke burst onto the world scene as pro tour rookie of 1995 and held a place on tour for the rest of the decade. 2000s: Noosa’s Alissa Dragan, daughter of super surfboard craftsman Tony Dragan, made a splash on the world qualifying tour, competing around the world. 2010s: A world tour rookie in 2014, Buderim’s Dimity Stoyle is exceeding expectations, having beaten world champion Carissa Moore twice and having a genuine outside chance at a world title on her first attempt.




a reluctant celebrity, she was more comfortable working her boat and surfing alone at secluded breaks simply for the love of it. She still lives the quiet life by the ocean north of Noosa. While the Mooloolaba Shark Gal was making headlines, Peppie Simpson was freezing her butt off learning to surf around Point Leo on Victoria’s coast. She’d grown up on Sydney’s Manly Beach, but when the family moved to Victoria she had to come to terms with freezing water and an inadequate wetsuit as she learned to ride the waves, first on a rubber mat, then a belly board before finally graduating to a shortboard. >

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But Peppie was nothing if not determined. She practised long and hard and won a sponsorship from Rip Curl, thereby solving the wetsuit problem. One of only a few girl surfers on the rugged east coast, she stood out as a competitor who would take on any conditions, underlined when she placed fourth at the 1981 Rip Curl Bells Beach Classic, one of the biggest years for surf in the event’s history. Later in life, when she moved to Noosa, Peppie started riding a longboard and now happily moves from one to the other, a true waterwoman. As a longboarder, she has three Noosa Festival of Surfing Over 35 Women’s titles to her credit, but the true testament to her diverse water skills is her passion for swimming in the surf in her custom-built mermaid tail, and “surf dancing” with a group of local women who have combined their passions for the dance floor and the surf. These days, when she’s not surfing Noosa’s points (including full moon night sessions at First Point when it’s firing), Double Island Point or Mudjimba Island, Peppie teaches babies as young as four weeks old to “reconnect with the water” at her swim school. She also finds time to travel to an exotic surf break in a warm climate at least once a year, and sings with the Doo Wop Girls, a killer bunch of 1950s-style crooners. Continuing the tradition a generation down the line, Noosa’s Rose Locke is an all-rounder, in the water and out of it. The 2010 Australian amateur and pro longboard champion drives around with a quiver of diverse shorties and longboards in her car, but 14


says that around Noosa at least, it’s her high performance Darrell “Rooster” Dell longboard that gets the nod. “Rooster has been making my performance boards for years, and they’re hard to go past for Noosa’s point waves,” she says. Rosie grew up on the beach and her dad taught her to surf at a very early age. Mum Susie is still a stalwart of the Noosa Malibu Club, either pencilling for the judges or cooking the bacon and eggs on club comp days, which Rosie still tries to attend when her career as a rising property lawyer in Brisbane allows. With the world’s best longboarders converging on her home break every year for the Noosa Festival, Rosie had plenty of opportunities to learn from the champions, and still regards California’s CJ Nelson as the surfer who most inspires her. But having watched fellow local Josh Constable surf since the earliest days, she nominated the 2006 world champion longboarder as her greatest influence. And although she finished top 10 in the world pro ranks in 2010, holding up her Australian trophy alongside Josh’s men’s trophy that same year was the highlight of her competitive career. And now? She surfs as often as she can, reads a lot, is serious about her career and not so serious about learning to play golf. But make no mistake: Rosie is still a Sunny Coast surf gal through and through. Next time there are stand-up barrels on the Noosa points look out for her. She’ll be the one with the grin from ear to ear.



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HEAR There’s nothing like the late discovery of a great band and Spoon’s 8th album, They Want My Soul, fronted by 43-year-old rocker Britt Daniel, is an absolute gem. Hailed as the quintet’s most thumping LP, the songs range from the understated drifting rock of ‘Inside Out’, the catchy ‘New York Kiss’, the indelible joy of ‘Do You’, to the thrust of ‘Rainy Taxi’. The songs combine to make a sort of rock minimalism, making for a new adventure into the gloriously familiar. REVIEW LIBBY MUNRO


The world is a sensory place. salt takes a peek at items that evoke us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch and we have tossed in an extra just for fun … feel.

TOUCH Touch Buddha’s tummy daily for good luck! Bringing serenity and a sense of the exotic into your home, this meditating Buddha statue brings symbolic rewards to its owner and a sense of calm to any indoor living space, garden greenery or outdoors area. The statue is 250mm high and should be placed facing the main entry to your home for best effect. Available from Sh-Boomm Gift Shop, Kawana Shopping World, 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. 5478 2782 or kawanashoppingworld.com.au 16


TASTE Suit your own sense of taste with these serving boards made in six colours, and in four sizes from petite to large. Constructed of rich grain Australian blue gum and finished with pure tung nut oil, these delicately crafted and vibrantly coloured serving boards will bring a touch of distinction to both your kitchen and your culinary creations. From $33 to $66, 200mm to 500mm. Available at Jared Holmes Furniture By Design, Unit 3, 35 Project Avenue, Noosaville or jaredholmesfurniturebydesign.com



Indulge your sense of smell with a selection of Belgian Callebaut chocolates, delicately spiced with a range of home-grown delights including macadamias, cranberries and ginger. Handcrafted locally from organic ingredients in Noosa’s Lief Ridge (Lief means sweetheart in Dutch), these luxurious treats are the epitome of luxury gift or fine dessert. Available at Lief Chocolates, Eumundi Markets, 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 7106 or eumundimarkets.com.au

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SEE A Scandinavian thriller of the first order, The Bridge is a gripping 10 hours of dramatic viewing pleasure. After a woman is murdered and placed on the demarcation line on the Oresund Bridge that separates Denmark and Sweden, the authorities from both countries send in two of their best detectives to collaborate and in doing so provide two of the best television characters ever created in the crime thriller genre. It is realistic, gritty, enthralling and utterly addictive. Make sure you don’t confuse it with the American remake! The original is far superior. REVIEW LIBBY MUNRO

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< RIGHT ACROSS THE ROAD from the surf club in busy Alex Head, the team at The Attic Café has cultivated a homey atmosphere. And word is catching on. Every weekend this special spot on Alexandra Parade fills with a diverse mix of loyal locals, eager to indulge in the pleasure of a perfectly prepared breakfast, coffee and cake. With quirky quotes and funny bits and bobs scattered throughout, Ian and Sharon Masterman’s eatery is sure to keep you entertained. You’ll be hiding in The Attic for hours. 158 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland. Map reference: N17

FANCY A SCAVENGER HUNT? Nambour is a mecca for nifty thrift stores and funky op shops. Rummage through the racks, shelves and baskets full of pre-loved goodies and you’ll be sure to discover your very own treasures. All the stores are centrally located in or near Nambour’s main street, so why not make a day of it? Not only will you go home with something you love, you will also be helping various charity organisations along the way. Our favourites? Margie’s Place, Hospice Shop, Bloomhill Op Shop, Endeavour Op Shop and Lifeline. Map reference: K16



GETTING A TABLE at Harvest in Cotton Tree can be a little tricky on weekend mornings (well, have you tasted their croissants?) so the quick-thinkin’ folk behind the business now offer the option to take away in a picnic basket. Order off the menu and it will be packed up and ready to go so you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch in the park and soak up the sunshine and waterfront views. Tables or no tables, the romance factor alone makes it worth reserving a basket, which also comes with a blanket and bamboo cutlery. 1/13 The Esplanade, Cotton Tree. Map reference: N17



KIDS AND TEENS looking for something fun to do on a Friday night can thank their lucky stars for the Laidback Cinema held once a month at Maleny Community Centre. Families and friends sprawl across the floor, getting cosy with cushions, beanbags and their favourite blankies to catch recently released big screen family films. You can pre-book one of 20 loungemats or BYO cushions. Or if vertical viewing is more your style, there are 45 chairs at the back of the cinema. Snacks, hot food and drinks are available and there are always plenty of tickets at the door. The first session is at 5.30pm for the littlies and the second at 7.30pm for older children and teenagers. Tickets from $5. Check the Laidback Cinema Facebook page for more details. 23 Maple Street, Maleny. Map reference: J18

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DUBBED AS the “world’s best inflatable park” and at $15 for 50 minutes, Coolum’s Aqua Fun Park is a bargain way to get the kids out of the house, escape the soaring temperatures and pack in some cardio yourself. Climb the inflatable rock wall (if you fall, you’ll have a soft landing), wipe yourself out on the floating trampoline and race down one of the park’s many slippery slides. And there’s no excuse for not giving it a go – the park is open to thrill seekers of all ages, with lifejackets provided for added safety. The park also offers banana boat rides for groups, so bring along some friends and experience the thrill of hurtling along the water atop an inflatable banana! 60 Junction Drive, Coolum. Map reference: N15

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GET BACK to some old world charm while still getting the best of modern-day foodie delights at the newly renovated Kenilworth Bakery. New owners have reworked the old bakery into a boutique space complete with feature fireplace, ample seating options, delightful homewares to browse and local produce to savour. salt chose a buttery ham and cheese croissant, and flaky Danish pastry to go – yes, just a little bit naughty but there are also yummy salad options, focaccias, quiches and frittatas to entice and oven-fresh bread done country-style. While away some time or take a little wander – there’s a huge park across the road just perfect for family picnics as well. 8 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth. Map reference: G16

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Most theatre professionals talk affectionately about their time on the stage. THEATRE, THEY REMIND US, is the place where performance comes alive, where the audience get to feel every word and gesture. Geoffrey Rush, for example, talked about the importance of the stage, encouraging audiences to embrace live performance by going out into the communities to see what’s on offer. Local and community theatre have been a part of the Sunshine Coast’s vibe for many years. Sam Coward, head of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance, reveals that The Lind Lane Theatre in Nambour celebrated 10 years in their new venue last year, and 40 years of performing, while Noosa Arts Theatre has been around for more than 50 years. For a long time, local theatre has been driven by enthusiasts – volunteers who show up day after day, week after week, to build 20


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sets, make costumes, hang lights, write scripts, direct, act and produce. But these days, the coast is home to a growing population of experienced, professional theatre practitioners – and a dynamic theatre scene. “I put it down to natural rub,” Sam says. “As the population expands, more people are looking to the area to provide them with a diverse range of experiences. And more people come from the big cities with experience and expertise.” That experience and expertise are regularly on show in small theatres throughout the coast. Just recently, for example, you might have attended ‘Shakespeare’s Girly Bits’ at the Lind Lane Theatre in Nambour. The show was written by Matilda-shortlisted playwright Leah Pelinkoff. A sassy, raucously Australian play, the story follows the stage mother extraordinaire, Diva von Krapp, from her home in a caravan park in Ipswich to the Sunshine Coast stage. Playful, zesty, and just a little bit naughty, it was a thigh-slapping, eye-rolling roller-coaster of a production. Perhaps you bustled up to Noosa Arts Theatre to see ‘Jerry’s Girls’, a slick and entertaining spectacular featuring the music and lyrics of award-winning Broadway composer Jerry Herman. The all-female (well, sort of) cast brought the house to its feet with gorgeous frocks, tear-jerker ballads and powerhouse performances. Who could not be swept away by Melony Brests in that spangly aqua jumpsuit and red-blonde curls belting out a tune? Maybe you caught some of the entries in this year’s Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival at Lind Lane, which featured a bumper crop of short plays, forum discussions and workshops spread over ten days in August. >

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UPCOMING SHOWS Sunshine Coast Spoken Word hosts events at Bella Cucina, Montville, on the first Sunday of each month. Come along to enjoy the show, or bring a pocket full of poems to take advantage of the open mic session. For more details, catch them online at: sunshinecoastspokenword.com Maleny Players will present the pantomime Sleeping Beauty on December 13, 14, 20 and 21. Book tickets online at malenyplayers.org

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RAISING THE CURTAINS The first continuously operating theatre in Australia is the Theatre Royal, in Hobart. Two plays were performed there on opening night in March, 1837: Thomas Morton’s ‘Speed the Plough’ – a thrilling melodrama famously including stolen children, mysterious unopened letters, and a character who never graces the stage – and W. Oxberry’s ‘The Spoiled Child’ – a comical farce which the publisher described as “completely worthless as a literary composition … we are constrained to express our indignant regret at being compelled to class it among our stock-pieces”. Like most old theatres, it is home to an old ghost, Fred, who reputedly expired trying to save the theatre during a fire in the 1940s. Ever since, he has been resident backstage, protecting the players and the playhouse from further disaster. The first theatrical play performed in Australia was put on in 1789 in Sydney – only a year after the English landed. The play, ‘The Recruiting Officer’, was a comedy of manners in which a womaniser and a coward attempt to recruit new officers to their regiment. All of the actors were convicts, forced into their roles by their guards. According to the rumours of history, the fellow who played the leading lady was scheduled to be executed shortly after the curtain fell.

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The play was written and directed by Simon Denver and starred Shane Cassidy, who scared the socks off the audience – and the adjudicator – in his role as the menacing guard. If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, you might like to take in words woven beautifully. Robin Archbold is the architect of regular local spoken word events. Robin came to the Sunshine Coast in 2010. In his former home in Nimbin, he’d been one of the drivers of the active and nationally renowned spoken word scene. When he arrived on the coast, however, there wasn’t much happening. “I needed something local,” Robin says, “so I registered Sunshine Coast Spoken Word and began a regular monthly event. I wanted to provide a full range of spoken word; if poetry is to be read it can be read in private. The difference between a public reading and a performance by a good practitioner is profound. Spoken word is rich in oral tradition, is the oldest form of entertainment known to humans, and, done properly, wonderfully intimate and intelligent entertainment.” Recently, Sunshine Coast Spoken Word kicked off a regular monthly series of events. The first was a rollicking evening of laughter, tears and raucous audience applause. “It was a full house; we had to turn people away,” Robin says. “Needing little encouragement to go further, I then arranged a dinner show with two feature poets, which was also fully booked with people turned away.” The spoken word events were riotous evenings, with the audience cheering, hooting, hollering and heckling. The big star of the night were Robin himself – MC, organiser and poet extraordinaire, whose flair for dramatic gestures and wild humour delighted the crowd. Other stars included Scott Sneddon (his performance name is Darkwing Dubs). Scott has twice won the Queensland Poetry Slam Champion, and has been celebrated as a TEDx Youth presenter. His spoken word performance was a revelation, an experimental mixture of contemporary musical styles (hip-hop and rap) and poetry. 24


GET INVOLVED The Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance lists local audition calls on their website, livetheatre.com.au, but you can also check out the websites and noticeboards at individual theatres in your area. The SCTA is made up of 10 Sunshine Coast theatre companies: BATS Theatre Company, Bytes Youth Theatre, Coolum Theatre Players Inc., The Lind Theatre, Noosa Arts Theatre, Oriana Choir, Performing Arts Kollective, Sunshine Coast Repertory Theatre, XS Entertainment and Little Seed Theatre Company. The Independent Theatre at Eumundi holds regular auditions for performers and crew. eumundilivetheatre.com New members are always welcome at the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company. To express an interest email ask@caloundrachorale.com.au The Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre also holds regular auditions for performers and crew. sunshinecoastyouththeatre.com.au

Perhaps you have a secret yearning to tread the boards. If so, then a great place to start is with community theatre. Open calls for auditions are regularly posted by each of the local theatre companies, and Sunshine Coast Spoken Word includes an ‘open mic’ section where you – yes, you – can stand up and do your best to charm the audience. One of the most amazing things about community theatre and performance is the way it operates as a place of discovery for some of our most beloved and famous performers, directors and playwrights. Sitting in the audience at a local venue, you might just find yourself part of history: part of the thrill of discovering a new talent. One day, when that young actor that blew your socks off in Nambour is treading the world stage you can smile and say, “I remember when …”

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JANUARY LISTIES MAKES YOU LOL If the whole family is in need of a good belly laugh, this sidesplitting stage production is for you. Take the kids along for an afternoon of alien invasions, toilet-paper guns and good old slapstick fun (you might enjoy yourself more than you’d think).



when January 13 where Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina cost $18 scvenuesandevents.com.au/ lake-kawana-communitycentre LITTLE SEED THEATRE COMPANY PANTOMIME The Little Seed Theatre Company will be presenting two action-packed pantomime shows, the culmination of students’ school holiday workshops. Join this local group of budding actors and actresses (aged 4-18) as they take you on a journey. when January 17 where Nambour Civic Centre, Currie Street, Nambour cost $10 at the door scvenuesandevents.com.au/ nambour-civic-centre GINGER FLOWER & FOOD FESTIVAL Enjoy The Ginger Factory’s three-day flurry of colour, food and fresh blooms at the annual Flower & Food Festival. Immerse yourself in freshly grown produce and learn from the Sunshine Coast’s most prized chefs as they perform live demonstrations. when January 17 to 19 where The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina cost free admission & parking gingerfactory.com.au

THE AMITY AFFLICTION The Amity Affliction has announced The Weigh Downunder Tour which will tour throughout January including Tasmania, north Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and the east coast. Joining them on the tour will be In Hearts Wake, Confession and Antagonist AD. when January 19 where Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina cost $48.30 scvenuesandevents.com.au/ lake-kawana-communitycentre KIM CHURCHILL Enjoy the smooth tunes of Kim Churchill’s dynamic live performance which focuses on his deft guitar-work while simultaneously playing bass drum, percussion, tambourine, harmonica and vocals. when January 31 where Solbar, Ocean Street, Maroochyore cost $20 solbar.com.au

How often do you meet the designer of the clothes you buy? Get ahead of the latest season’s fashions with the Sunshine Plaza and TAFE Sunshine Coast interactive Incubator Fashion show. This pop-up market style event and exhibition will allow shoppers to purchase handcrafted, one-of-a-kind TAFE fashions at budget prices; the perfect place for the designer-savvy punter to grab a bargain. when first weekend of each month from February where Level 1 (Myer) Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore cost free sunshineplaza.com GRAPE STOMP If you’ve always wanted to feel the sensation of squishing grapes oozing through your toes, Flame Hill Vineyard’s Grape Stomp is for you. The annual grape fest invites the vino enthusiast to try out the real-life harvest experience with grape stomping workshops, followed by a sumptuous lunch including homegrown grass-fed Angus beef burgers and gourmet cheese platters. when February 21 where Flame Hill Vineyard, 249 Western Avenue, Montville cost $30 flamehill.com.au/events/stomp





FOR EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAYS GO TO THE WIN PAGE AT SALTM AGAZ INE.COM.AU SUNSHINE COAST PRIDE FESTIVAL FAIR DAY Celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s diversity and LGBTIQ community at the annual Pride Festival Fair Day, presented by Eumundi Markets. Follow the pride trail through the market, marked by a rainbow coloured stream on the ground and open your senses to all the usual sights and sounds of Eumundi’s hinterland magic with a twist. when February 28 where Eumundi Markets park, Eumundi cost free eumundimarkets.com.au THE CUVEE AND COUTURE CLASSIQUE The Lakehouse will host a night of bubbles, high fashion and delicate canapés, all for the Treehouse Initiative cause, which supports children with special needs. Special guest Angus O’Loughlin (The Bump Show) and folk-band The Willow Seed will provide an enjoyable evening, alongside luxurious spring fashion shows and home-styling workshops. when February 28 where The Lakehouse, Brightwater Estate, Freshwater Street, Mountain Creek cost $120 sunshinecoasttickets.com.au



One of Australia’s proudest musical exports, Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) celebrates the release of his newest album Dream Your Life Away on the coast’s backyard. The Riptide hitmaker’s most recent releases Mess is Mine and First Time are not to be missed live.

Ever wanted to write a novel? Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing with Sunshine Coast author Alex Mitchell in a one-day interactive workshop, morning tea included. Set your budget, timeframe and fine-tune your work in this informative workshop so it’s ready for publication and sale.

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NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING Southeast Queensland’s annual surfing fest is back for another year of longboard and puppy-surfing fun. Regardless of whether you are a pro or amateur waverider, get in on the action as Noosa Main Beach comes alive with beach festivities, live music and exhibitions. when March 7 to 14 where Main Beach, Noosa cost see website for details noosafestivalofsurfing.com

SUNSHINE COAST VARIETY OLD BAGS LUNCH Frock up and dig out your best handbag for Variety’s annual carnival of fashion and fine food at the Variety Old Bags Lunch. The decadent luncheon includes a two-course meal and selected wines. Lunchers will even have the opportunity to donate their old bag to charity and take home a new one filled with girly goodies. when March 28 where Ramada Marcoola Hotel & Resort, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola Beach cost $66 variety.org.au/QLD/Events

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When Debi Kearney and her late husband John Jodvalkis set up a roadside fruit and vegetable stall more than 20 years ago, they had a big dream. IT WAS A DREAM about creating a community meeting place, a place that would nurture both body and soul, with a focus on natural food and healthy living. Today, their dream has been realised in spectacular fashion – Kunara Organic Marketplace, a thriving organisation that employs about 160 staff. Visited by well over a thousand people each day, Kunara is testament to Debi and John’s steadfast dedication to that long-held dream. Three divisions are now in operation at the Forest Glen site – an organic food store and delicatessen, a cafe and garden centre, and a wholesale and manufacturing department. Plans for expansion are underway, and a 40 hectare organic farm in North Queensland, which supplies fruit and vegetables to the store and other businesses in Queensland and New South Wales, has also been added to the Kunara portfolio. While John died in 2007, Debi has continued to nurture the vision which has materialised in the business’s thriving success. But she is quick to deflect personal praise, attributing Kunara’s rapid growth and popularity to the power of community. “To me, it’s always been that one person can’t do this, it takes the collective,” she says. “It takes a group of people with a passion to be able to achieve something like what we’re working towards.” There certainly seems to be some kind of collective power at work here; the positive energy is palpable. The staff, many of whom have been here for more than 10 years, are dedicated and passionate. The food store houses possibly one of the largest selections of bulk organic goods – grains, flours, seeds, nuts, dried fruit – in Australia. The cafe, with its unique and delicious menu of gourmet organic slow-food dishes, has hundreds of customers daily. So just how did a humble fruit stall become such a vibrant community?









Debi and John, who shared a deep interest in spirituality, met at a personal development seminar 22 years ago. John’s background was in biodynamic farming, and Debi’s was in health and retail. “I love creating spaces to add value to life,” says Debi. “John’s depth of knowledge in many aspects of life, along with being humanitarian in nature, began the process of bringing these skills together and creating what Kunara stands for today. Kunara means working together as one, serving our ‘customer/friend community’. This is the prime focus of our business.” Beginning as the Organic Oasis, then moving to larger premises nearby and becoming the Natural Food Store, the desire to deliver the most natural food and produce possible remained their goal. But the journey to Kunara has not been without its setbacks, Debi explains. She says that although their dream was always big, their original concept was different. They had bought seven hectares at Tanawha, where they planned to open a large tourist attraction-style centre, incorporating a restaurant, permaculture gardens and yoga centre. However, council costs rendered the project unaffordable. “In the midst of the creation of the Tanawha complex, John was in the final stages of his illness,” says Debi. “He passed away in 2007 with the passion that the business should move forward, in whatever form this was to happen.” With the help of what Debi describes as “the incredibly supportive Kunara community”, that form eventually became a shift to the current premises, and the launching of Kunara Organic Marketplace about 18 months ago. >

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of every product in the store, what’s in it, and where it came from, is mind-boggling. He talks at length about organic farming methods, “clean” food and the Kunara story. And despite the fact that Kunara now has a suite of offices with a boardroom, and marketing professionals on staff, Ryan is adamant that the grass-roots community spirit is as strong as ever. “Debi likes to create the space, the environment and the energy,” he says. “She has a very good knack for it. She’s very in tune with what goes on, with the energy. “When something’s not quite right, she’s there to speak about it. That’s been a massive strength – she’s not involved in the operational level, but she’s the driving force behind it, which is probably why we stay on track.” Debi is remarried to Ray Kearney, who is now CEO at Kunara, and whose “knowledge, life experience and belief” she credits with helping to consolidate its continuing success. She describes her role as “working on, not in, the business”, which requires “having a passion and a love for it, and supporting it on whatever level is needed”. Debi and John’s son, Jake Jodvalkis, 18, now works in the wholesale division at Kunara, and has been involved in the business since he was a toddler. His earliest memories are of bagging onions and washing potatoes; his payment was an ice-cream, or a trip to the Big Kart Track at Landsborough. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the positive effects organic farming have not only on people’s health, but the environment. He is well placed to expand on his mum’s philosophy. “She has a vision of like-minded people coming together,” he says. “The people who worked here from the start, the majority of them believed in that lifestyle. They supported and created the environment.” One of those people is store manager Ryan McLintock, who has been with the company for about 15 years. His detailed knowledge 30


She and Ray travel frequently, including regularly visiting the Kunara organic farm in Dimbulah, North Queensland. “I don’t get caught up in the day to day stuff, which stifles creativity,” she says. “I work intuitively. We have board meetings once a month, communicating any issues that may arrive, working through them collectively. It’s important not to lose the soul of what Kunara stands for, and to know when something feels ‘off’ and not in keeping with our ethical principles. “I have a saying: life works in very interesting ways.” Kunara Organic Marketplace, 330 Mons Rd, Forest Glen. 5445 6440. kunara.com.au FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more photos of Kunara.




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Small acts of kindness can have an endless ripple effect. IN FACT, KINDNESS may well make the world go around – at least that is the experience of 17 young Australians who joined Love Is A Verb founder Josh Lean in May on “an adventure holiday with a purpose”. They spent a couple of weeks surfing while also giving their time to help at The Bali Life Foundation orphanage in Balangan, tearing down old buildings to make way for new. It’s here they spent time with children such as Dika, who was abandoned on the side of the road in dire health at age seven. He was brought to the orphanage where he’s now lived for the past seven years. Twenty-year-old Sunshine Coast local Gus Murray went on the trip and after seeing how much Dika loved skateboarding, gave Dika his board to keep. “The look on his face – the excitement – was powerful,” he says. “He ran around the orphanage showing everyone. He couldn’t believe it.” The team also took kids surfing and donated four surfboards to the orphanage. Gus says the kids were ecstatic and he was moved by a realisation. “Our little effort can make such a big impact in someone else’s life – it’s like the best thing in the world for them,” he says.

The idea of combining adventure and helping others in need was Josh Lean’s brainchild. He looks a decade younger than his 34 years, with his baseball cap, t-shirt, and skater shoes plus a left arm covered in tattoos he’s collected on his travels to almost 40 countries in the past 10 years. But a personal epiphany inspired Josh to trade in his kite surfing business and “make giving to others a priority”. During his travels, Josh was exposed to widespread poverty and difficult living conditions, which he found unsettling, compared to Australia’s privileged lifestyle and incredible wealth. Born of “a desire to help people to improve their difficult living conditions – and inspire others to do the same”, Josh launched Love Is A Verb in January 2013. The organisation aims to expose young adults to different lifestyles and poverty, and “give them opportunities to help people in need with time and money, while still having fun”. Although still in the process of gaining their Not For Profit status in Australia, Love Is A Verb has already linked up with charities in Indonesia and Josh is hoping they will be able to make trips to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh soon as well. But he’s adamant they are not on about “being heroes from the West”, swooping in just for a couple of weeks. Rather, they make a point of linking up with established, long-term charities and working closely with them. In between trips, they sell eponymous apparel from the Love Is A Verb website to raise funds for the charities they partner with, as a way of continuing their support. >


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They also raised enough money to fund one team member on the last trip, but Josh says the goal is to eventually raise enough money to fund an entire team, so they can freely invite people to join the trip, knowing that money won’t be a hindrance. A highlight for Josh is that the trips can be life-changing for the team as well: seeing the profound gratitude of those they help convinces them that it is more blessed to give than receive. Josh tells how one guy signed up for the last trip simply for the surfing. But by the end of the first week, he’d caught onto the vision of giving to the underprivileged locals, so that by the second week, surfing became secondary for him. Josh also says that through surfing and serving together for two weeks, the team builds solid friendships that spill over, beyond the trip, into real life back home. Emily Catlin, a 23-year-old barista, met Josh earlier this year and, after hearing about the organisation and upcoming trip, was inspired to join the team. She’d been on many trips to Bali before but says the two-week adventure with Love Is A Verb “blew the others out of the water”. “One of my biggest challenges was stepping out of my comfort zone to be myself amongst the other team members and show a genuine happiness to be there,” Emily says. A highlight was visiting women in Kerobokan prison, where she was amazed that some, who had been imprisoned for 10 years already, “still have a passion for life, despite their circumstances”. The trip taught Emily to appreciate her freedom, health and lifestyle, which she says, “I’ll never take for granted again.” 34


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Josh also hopes to organise father-and-son, or mother-anddaughter trips in the future, so teens can get involved. “It would be a great time of bonding for the parent and teen and would also inspire teens in their formative years to learn the value of giving to others,” he says. But there are many challenges Josh faces, not least the logistics of organising overseas trips for eighteen adults, including booking accommodation and transport on the ground and ensuring everyone’s safety. He’s also mindful of encouraging the team to be sensitive to the local culture. So, after countless trips to so many places, is he getting a little tired? Without hesitation, he says: “Nah – travel and giving never get old.” loveisaverb.org





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From ‘Salt of the Sea’ - Spilling the bag photo by Baron

Flowers are the typical gift for a bloke to present a girl on their first date, but Dave Dawson turned up on Diana’s doorstep with a grin and a fish: a clue that she would always have to compete with the sea for his affections. AFTER 25 YEARS of marriage, Dave says he still brings Diana fish instead of flowers, and she is more than willing to share him: “In fact, she begs me to go for a surf if I’m a bit grumpy.” He’ll choose from one of his ten boards, from long boards to “smaller fishy shapes”, and head to anywhere from Currimundi through to Kawana, or occasionally to the points at Noosa and Double Island.

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While he’s always “needed” the ocean, the Sunshine Coast is where Dave learnt to love it. He moved here from Sydney in the early ’90s after losing everything in the recession. He’d been self-employed in corporate lease finance, but with high interest rates no one was lending, so Dave made the drastic move to the Sunshine Coast with his wife and young children – and little else. He calls himself “the accidental fisherman” because his career took a sea change when the only job he could get was a deckhand on a prawn trawler at Mooloolaba. With “no clue” what to do, he learnt everything he could – “watch-keeping, sorting and grading prawns, lots of knots, splicing and net mending”. After his first stint of five nights at sea, Dave’s hands were blistered and infected, but he counts it a blessing that he never got seasick. One year working on commercial fishing boats was enough to spark Dave’s other passion: to see the Australian fishing industry thrive. He’s spent three years putting together a coffee table-style book, Salt of the Sea, profiling eight commercial fishermen, all with some connection to Mooloolaba. They share their stories and their stunning pictures, and Dave writes about the future viability of commercial fishing. He’s concerned commercial fishermen are misunderstood and misrepresented by politicians and the media on matters of the environment. “Professional fishermen are proactive environmentalists at heart – the last thing they want to do is needlessly destroy the environment they rely on to provide their living,” he says. “They’re hardy, rugged, jovial and determined.” The book documents an important part of Australian maritime history, one which he fears may be coming to an end because of >

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his contention that commercial fishing has become a political football. “We could be seeing the last generation of Aussie commercial fishermen because of the lack of involvement of the younger generation,” he says. Dave’s passion comes from first-hand experience. One time, the sea quickly turned from rough to terrifying, with gale-force winds and horizontal rain. They had no autopilot, so the skipper, Dave and the other crew member took turns “lashed to the helm” while on watch. The mental and physical exhaustion of steering through torrential rain and waves breaking over the roof meant they could only manage two-hour shifts at a time, and they lashed themselves to their bunks to try and rest between shifts. This went on for more than 30 hours. “I remember how small and insignificant I felt compared to all that was happening around me,” he says. After the terror of nearly not making it home, Dave decided to look for a job on land, so he could be home with his family whom he loves “passionately”. He says he was tired of arriving at port after 10 days at sea, heading to a phone booth (in the days before mobile phones) and calling his family to hear his children crying for him to come home. Summing up his experience as a commercial fisherman, Dave quotes Baron Symes, profiled in Salt of the Sea: “I’ve spent many days at sea when I believed I had the best job in the world, no land in sight, away from the hustle and bustle, that pod of dolphins that appears every night not more than 10 feet away. But I’ve also spent days almost in tears, wishing I’d never set foot on a fishing boat. No land in sight, howling winds, driving rain, big seas, mechanical failures, fishing gear mishaps … you sigh heavily, knowing how much work is ahead of you to retrieve 38


and repair all the fishing gear… But after a day or so, the seas usually calm down, the dolphins play alongside the bow and you potentially start hauling in record catches. That’s when you smile to yourself and know you are at home out here on the sea.” Dave now runs a commercial fishing supplies business, selling to fishermen all over Australia and internationally, and surfs two or three mornings a week before work. But he doesn’t just surf for the joy of surfing: he’s found a way to help children with disabilities through his sport. The Board Meeting, a charity set up by local businesses in 2005, runs a friendly, amateur surfing competition at Kawana each November. Teams pay a fee, and with money raised through sponsors, plus proceeds from the auction held at Kawana Surf Club afterwards,


they’ll buy, say, a custom wheelchair for a local child with disabilities. “It’s amazing to see a room full of 150 surfers all tear up when a parent makes a speech thanking them, explaining what it means for their child to receive the special wheelchair The Board Meeting has bought them,” Dave says. Dave still goes fishing recreationally once or twice a week, catching local reef fish usually: snapper, pearl perch, sweet lip emperor. But he doesn’t give his fishing hotspots away easily. When asked where he finds the best catches, he just smiles and says casually, “Oh, within about a 5km radius of the Mooloolaba blinker.” FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more photos of Dave and images from his book.

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As I write this I’ve just come back from the tribute paddle-out for surfer Jack Cranstoun, 26, who drowned after a surfing accident at Sunshine Beach in early October. I DIDN’T KNOW this young man, but was asked to join the paddle in support of his girlfriend’s family, whom I do know. So it was a little bit odd to be sitting on my surfboard out beyond the break, surrounded by (mostly) young and fresh-faced people who were putting a very brave face on their grief by celebrating a life that had only just begun. By all accounts Jack “Crandokta” Cranstoun was a delightful human being, in love with his girl and the adventure of a life spent between Brisbane, Noosa and Bali, where he had a successful business. As I sat and splashed and shed a tear with the mourners, I reflected on how lucky I have been in more than half a century of riding a surfboard all over the world in having experienced virtually no serious injury, save for losing a few teeth, a bit of skin here and there and doing both rotator cuffs. How cruelly random that Crandokta, an experienced and talented surfer, should leave his girlfriend on the sand with the towels while he jumped in for a few waves on a relatively benign day at Sunshine, and be found floating lifeless in the shallows, still leg-roped to his board. Surfers, of course, must always factor in the danger element, particularly on shallow reefs and in swells of consequence, and sometimes it seems that too many of us are pushing the envelope too often. In Indonesia this past winter season, for example, we



have seen the deaths of three Australian surfers, including Noosa’s Peter Maynard, whose body was never recovered but is presumed to have drowned in mountainous seas off Nusa Lembongan. During other massive swell events Peter Luke, 27, and Gold Coast surfboard shaper Geoff Moase, 54, perished on reef breaks on Sumbawa and Lombok respectively. These days I am keenly aware of my limitations, but in Bali recently, veteran big wave rider Rusty Miller and I found ourselves bobbing around in a formidable lineup. I’m in my 60s, Rusty’s in his 70s. We looked at each other and wondered what the hell we were doing out there. “Think I’m going to sit wide and wait for a friendly one,” Rusty said. We did just that and safely made a couple of heart-thumping drops before paddling in for a gentlemen’s breakfast. Here on the Sunshine Coast we will soon begin the cyclone season, a time of year every experienced surfer looks forward to as Coral Sea low pressure systems send substantial swells thundering down the coast to form perfect waves on our numerous point breaks. The dangers in these waters are certainly not as intense as they are along the island chain to our north, or in parts of the Pacific, but they can still hurt you. In assessing our local risk, two factors increasingly bother me. One is the vast number of backpackers who rent surfboards without any prior knowledge of how to use them, and float out into the impact zone where they become a hazard to fast-flying surfers riding critical waves. In my view a board hire customer should be subject to a basic test of water skills, and if he or she fails, be sent off to one of the many efficient surf schools that operate on our beaches.


My second concern is for people like me – aging baby boomers who have no intention of giving up the fun. There are more and more of us, motoring through our senior years now, surfing every day and loving it. I like to think I’m still competent enough to handle whatever Noosa’s points can throw at me, but who is going to tell me when I’m not? And perhaps even more importantly, who is going to monitor our health and fitness and tell us when we are putting ourselves at risk? These are horrible things to contemplate, but I really don’t want to take off on a two-metre wave, have a heart attack and spear several other surfers as I go. On the other hand, at the end of a good surfing life, carking it on a wave is far more attractive than the other options! But what remains the greatest tragedy is when surfing cuts short a young life so full of promise. Surf with care this summer. To see more illustrations by Peter Hollard visit peterhollardart.com

De Greer-Yindimincarlie, Heart of Inspiration, 2013 (detail), synthetic polymer on canvas (acrylic), 75 x 100cm.

‘Aspects of Me’: De Greer-Yindimincarlie 17 December to 25 January 2015

Official opening 17 December, 5.30pm At the official opening De will be performing music from I feel small – her latest album, accompanied by musician Dave Evans. Following the opening, The Mae Trio and Del Barber will be performing as part of the Festival of Small Halls Tour. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Public Programs Perfect Blend Thursday 18 December, 10.30 – 11.30am Kids Club: Aboriginal Symbols Saturday 3 January, 10am-noon Talk and Tea Wednesday 7 January, 2.30 – 3.30pm Gratitude rock painting workshop Thursday 8 January 10am-noon Sunday sessions in Felicity Park Sunday 11, 18 and 25 January, 10am-2pm Caloundra Regional Gallery’s exhibiting artist De Greer-Yindimincarlie will bring Felicity Park to life each Sunday with a blend of live music and Aboriginal artmaking. Come along, be entertained and participate in making your own Gratitude rock. Free, no bookings required. Visit the gallery website for further details. Caloundra Regional Gallery Wed to Sun, 10am–4pm | 07 5420 8299 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra Qld 4551 gallery@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


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Just in time for summer, these new hardcover gems will whisk you away on a perfect afternoon escape – hammock and chilled white wine are optional.

A FOOD LOVER’S PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE Dee Nolan | Penguin Books | $80

FOOD FASHION LOVE Fleur Wood | Lantern | $60 Super style maven Fleur Wood has wooed us again with her latest endeavour. Applauded as one of Australia’s leading fashion designers, this stunningly designed peek into Fleur’s personal, professional and spiritual influences is a tome of inspiration for creatives. A collection of stories, age-old love letters, family photographs and mouthwatering recipes – think chicken rice paper rolls, a succulent eighties rack of lamb and an indulgent Pavoffee.



Armed with a strong fascination of Europe’s pilgrim paths and a deep love for regional food and wine, award-winning writer Dee Nolan heads to France to discover an ancient route that is as rich in culture as it is in culinary traditions. From the cobblestone streets of Lyon to the rugged landscape of the Pyrenees, the author traces the steps of farmers, chefs and winemakers to explore a country long praised for its attitude towards wining and dining.


VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL Misha de Potestad | Hardie Grant | $70 Between 1900 and 1950, the design world changed. New industries were launched, workplaces boomed, the demand for functional furniture heightened and a group of visionaries was born. Divided into five chapters covering lighting, seating, tables, storage and curiosities, Vintage Industrial pays tribute to engineers like Bernard-Albin Gras and Jean Prouvé, who approached product design from a new angle, creating a modern aesthetic that is still as coveted today as when it was first introduced.


THE FOREVER HOUSE Cameron Bruhn and Katelin Butler | Thames & Hudson | $70 From two architecture fiends and magazine editors comes a book that celebrates the birth and lives of family abodes: the kind that were built with forever in mind. The Forever House shares the tales of the renowned Australian architects who designed them and the people who continue to dream, grow and live within them. Emotive images and original drawings provide a touching look at structures that were always going to be more than four walls and a roof.


VOGUE: THE GOWN Jo Ellison | Hachette | $150 Classic. Glamorous. Feminine. Sexy. A gown is so much more than the material with which it is made. Meticulously curated by former British Vogue feature’s director Jo Ellison, this new-release heavyweight is jam-packed with over 300 images shot by some of the world’s best fashion photographers and featuring the likes of Twiggy and Kate Moss. Parading exquisite gowns from the early 20th century to today, this luxurious sourcebook is a timeless addition to any coffee table.

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Oh, the flood of feel-good juices that course through human veins with a good, hearty laugh. THERE ARE ALL KINDS: the snigger, the chuckle, the titter, the belly laugh, the cackle, the giggle, the chortle, and the Tommy-gun sputtering burst. My personal favourite is the guffaw followed by a spontaneous snort – it never fails to crack me up. Laughing is non-fat, has no carbs and energises and invigorates body and mind. It even burns kilojoules, for Pete’s sake! And gosh, it feels good. The adage ‘laughter is the best medicine’ appears to be true. There is evidence a stomach-holding giggle can reduce stress hormones, boost immunity, keep blood pressure in the normal range and reduce pain. So if laughter is so dynamic, so energising, so darned good for us, why are we such prudes about how we do it? 44


Laugh like a hyena, and those who take themselves seriously might arch an eyebrow. Giggle and snort, and those who don’t understand will consider you ill-mannered. But I vote for more laughing out loud, more spit-flying, mouthgaping, eye-wrinkling laughing. Just because it’s funny. The best part is that faking it until you make it results in the real deal. The latest research shows that actions affect feelings and not the other way around. In other words, if you put on a smiley face, the rest of you will follow. The tail will wag the dog, if you like. This is the principle that underpins Laughter Yoga, that Indiaoriginated practice that sees groups of people stand around and hehe and hoo-hoo until they crack up at themselves and each other.



It is all in the head, you see. It originates in the brain – that complex, wonderful organ – and trickles then floods out from the middle to the edges of our bodies. Lay eyes on or hear something that makes you happy and – to get technical – the signals travel from the cortex of the brain to the brainstem and then the cranial muscles carry the signal to the muscles of the face. And like a get-the-giggles chain reaction among a group of hyped-up 10-year-olds, that’s only where it starts. Once the smiling muscles in our face contract, there is a positive feedback loop that now goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy. It is like a merry-go-round, but far funnier and more dynamic than the one with rock-hard horses bobbing up and down. We grown-ups could learn a lot from children, or maybe we just need to remember what we once knew. Babies laugh long before they can even enunciate words. Their laughter speaks of their love of simply being here, in this moment – and finding something funny about it. They launch into a few hundred gummy giggles a day, where most adults politely smirk or titter just a few times. Science will tell you that laughter is a primitive, unconscious vocalisation. It is universal and even in a world with thousands of languages and dialects, everyone laughs the same way. It is strange that when you are told you are not allowed to laugh – like in school assembly or when you are attending some sort of formal ceremony such as church – the laughs are most likely to leak out. And if someone else nearby catches the giggle bug, there is no holding back the waves of wit and whimsy that roll in. When you are a kid, even that wait-until-we-get-home look from your mum then becomes funny, and all because no laughing was allowed. A smile is the singular symbol that has been rated with the highest positive emotional content. And that pointy-headed academics and scientists measure such things should be enough to elicit a teensy grin. But wait – there’s more. The formal study of laughing, gelotology, even sounds vaguely humorous, like a tummy in the midst of waves of wobbles from guffawing. But it is being taken seriously in academia. Also established in science is that a normal laugh structure is ha-ha-ha or ho-ho-ho. It is apparently a physical impossibility to naturally ha-ho-ha. Who knew, hey? So laugh. Laugh often and laugh long. And for goodness sake, make sure you laugh out loud. To see more illustrations by Amy Borrell visit amyborrell.com







Roast Quail with Persian Fetta, Garden Peas, Mix of Baby Beetroots, Pistachio Soil, Beetroot Shards and a Fig Glaze


Anne Everingham’s jewellery is distinctly recognisable and bold. The designer’s use of unusual materials to create classic, yet contemporary adornment has earned her a reputation as one of Australia’s top artisans.

See Restaurant Mooloolaba’s head chef Angelo Puelma paints an idyllic picture of his childhood growing up in the historic Chilean town of Quillota.

For a unique shopping experience visit Anne’s hilltop studio outside of Eumundi. To avoid disappointment please contact in advance. Phone: 07 5442 8051 www.anneeveringhamjewellery.com.au

“THIS LITTLE TOWN I grew up in grew avocados, apples, oranges, lemons and mandarins in the streets,” Angelo says at his riverfront restaurant, tucked at the back of Mooloolaba Wharf and away from the cacophony of diners at the busy nearby strip. “We would sit in the [almond] trees and spend the day eating almonds. We used to climb this specific tree for plums and an old lady would get really angry at us. She would come at us with a hose!” Angelo, 28, says food was always eaten straight from the source. “We had a milkman who would walk up and down the street with a calf and knock on the door asking if you would like milk; we bought it from him every morning.” “There was a bread man with a push trolley, and you knew the bread was coming – he had a horn. It was freshly-made by hand. Always. And in the afternoon an old lady would sell Chilean traditional sweets, filled with caramel.” It is this paddock-to-plate style of dining that saw Angelo and his father Antonio take on the reins of See Restaurant in July. Most of the food served at the restaurant is sourced locally and served fresh. And Angelo changes his entire menu regularly. “I don’t copy anyone’s cooking,” he says. “I don’t buy the magazines; it’s only trial and error for me. I just imagine all the ingredients and how they will work out.” Angelo hand-picks his produce from local farmers’ markets and buys his seafood straight off the Mooloolaba trawlers. “I go to the markets every Sunday looking for new things,” he says. “I recently bought a bush tucker jam which I’m using.” He is also fond of the region’s strawberries, macadamia nuts and lemon myrtle. Angelo says he can’t understand restaurants and cafes that bow down to popular food trends. >

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And he wasn’t the only person he made sick. “I once made a chocolate sauce for my friends with milk, chocolate powder and raw eggs,” he says. “My friends had a glass of it and were sick for two days.” Angelo’s mother was not as impressed with her son’s stomachwrenching delicacies and would tell him to “go and be a doctor, why do you want to be a chef?” “[But] it’s a job where I can be really creative,” Angelo says. “It’s not like a normal job. Every day is so different, there are no limitations.” Angelo’s experiments went as far as becoming a vegetarian for a year just to see what it did to his body. The results? “I felt no change. I was just hungry all the time.” What he did gain from it was a belief that eating red meat every day is not good for you. And he prefers fish over red meat for its nutritional value. “If everyone is using kale, I’m not using kale,” he says. Angelo uses a variety of ingredients and has recently been infusing his South American influences into his cooking. His favourites are a Chilean fish stew, traditional empanadas (similar to an Indian samosa but stuffed with fish and South American flavours), and cerviche, which is fish cured in lemon juice. Angelo says his passion for experimenting with food ignited in his mother’s Chilean kitchen, where he would use his friends as lab rats for his daily creations, whipping up a storm from as young as 12, while his mother often worked late. “I remember the first time I cooked pasta I didn’t stir it and it was a big blob. It made me so sick,” he laughs. 48


“Fish is full of omega 3, essential oils and vitamins. You get more out of fish and it’s easier to digest.” Thankfully Angelo’s culinary creations have come a long way since his experimental youth, cooking his way around the world on cruise ships, before settling on the Sunshine Coast, where his father Antonio has lived for more than 20 years. Angelo came to visit his father in 2010 for three months and stayed for the people, the sunshine, the beach and the food. “There are people from all over the world here,” he says. “I’ve worked in Italian, Japanese and Spanish restaurants. You can do it all here.” Antonio – who has cooked and managed restaurants across the country – is a co-owner of the restaurant, which is a real family

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affair. All Antonio’s children have a place at the restaurant with Francesca, 16, a waitress and Thomas, 15, a kitchen hand. Zander, 13, is apparently brilliant with kids and will take them for a fish off the deck while their mum and dad dine. You could say Antonio saved the day when he took on the opportunity of taking over See and incorporating his family into the business.

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“My daughter was working at a fish and chip shop, my other son was working at McDonald’s, Angelo was head chef here and I was working for council and looking for a change. This place came up for sale. And we took on the opportunity. Now we can combine our passion for food, customer service and fishing.”

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And fishing they do, just right out the restaurant window. “We often have a fish and throw a rod out the window,” he says. “I’ve been eating the fish and crab from this river for 15 years.” Antonio says uniting with his son to run the restaurant has been typical of a father-and-son relationship.

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“Everyone says we are exactly alike and can be a little hotheaded,” he says. “A lot of our communication is yelling. But we tell each other we love each other and move on. Angelo does a good job in the kitchen.”


Antonio says his secret to cooking good food goes back to the old adage of “putting love into your food”.



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“If you are unhappy and stressed it will reflect in your food,” he says. “A happy kitchen is a happy restaurant.”

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1 If this isn’t the best time of year for catching up with friends and family we don’t

know what is! SIROCCO NOOSA is the perfect place for it with views across to Noosa River and award-winning service plus exciting tapas and tasting plate options (including gluten free) for sharing. Think BBQ Western Australian octopus, Persian fetta, roast balsamic olives, Roma tomatoes and preserved lemon gremolata and you’ve got summer served up on a plate. 2/257 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. 5455 6688 or sirocconoosa.com.au

With Seven new restaurants including the Sunshine Coast’s only dedicated live music venue, Ocean Street has become the Sunshine Coast’s dining and entertainment hot spot!

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Dining has never played a bigger part in our lives, so here salt shares news, information and products that enhance our passionate consumption. Open seven days a week from breakfast til late you can enjoy the region’s widest variety of cuisines including South American, Thai, Lebanese and modern Australian.

did you know... Ocean Street is Stage One of Big Top Market Fresh. Woolworths, Malouf Pharmacies and the Newsagency continue to trade through refurbishment while FAME Fashion is temporarily located on Ocean Street and Onyx Hair & Beauty is on Duporth Avenue in m1.


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2 Summer in a bottle! Not too sweet and not too dry, the aromatic Wild Child Moscato 2014 has been made with wild indigenous yeast (Wild Child … get it?) appealing to the adventurous, playful side in us all. FLAME HILL VINEYARD describes the off-dry wine as featuring “generous confectionary flavours of luscious muscat grapes” which makes our silly-season taste buds just tingle with excitement. 249 Western Avenue, Montville. 5478 5920 or flamehillvineyard.com.au

3 Individual style isn’t just reserved for the fashion conscious. FLUX Restaurant & Lounge encourages you to dine your own way with a current menu of up to 20 unique share plates to mix and match. Order a selection straight up or relax over a long lunch or dinner (or stay for both) and sample dishes at your own pace. Chef Glen Tilly changes the menu every 60 days so you can rest assured you will get a new menu experience every time you dine at Flux featuring fresh, seasonal produce. 3/255 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. 5455 6540 or fluxrestaurantlounge.com.au

L ove t hai F ood ? Life’s too short to be sitting around watching tv chefs travelling the world to exotic locations, because there is an amazing Thai food adventure right here on your doorstep. What’s more, this place isn’t even easy to find! If you want to impress friends, a date or lover with more than a Red Curry of (pork, chicken, beef) or Green Curry of (pork, chicken, beef) - you need to venture past your local Thai joint and seek out the Spirit House in Yandina. Yup, you read that right - ‘YANDINA’.

4 Dine with Peter Kurivita as he takes you through his personally designed degustation menu: a celebration of his latest techniques bringing out the best in local produce and celebrating Peter’s Sri Lankan heritage. SHERATON NOOSA BEACH HOUSE Chef’s Table is a unique and memorable experience, offering something out of the ordinary to celebrate a milestone or special occasion. $150 per person with matching wines or $100 without. Call in advance to check what dates Peter will be in town. 14 Hastings Street, Noosa. 5449 4754 or noosabeachhousepk.com.au

For twenty years, the multi-award winning Spirit House restaurant has been one of Australia’s greatest food destinations - and for good reason - it’s awesome. And your friends are going to think you’re awesome too — when you take them to this tropical film-set of a restaurant surrounded by lush gardens, tranquil ponds and serving stunning Asianinspired food. What more could you want from a restaurant? Award-winning food, magical atmosphere, hard to find — an adventure for all the senses. Speaking of ‘adventure’, why not bring the adventure to your house? Do you have a wok at home? Turn off MasterChef, from now on the action is going to take place in your kitchen. Spirit House has a state-of-the-art cooking school with classes every day as well as Friday and Saturday nights. From Asian inspired modern-dinner party menus to traditional Thai favourites, our chefs will de-mystify Asian ingredients, hone your knife skills and have you steaming, sizzling and smoking your way from Asian ‘confusion’ to fusion. For the Thai food purists, we offer classes teaching Thai classics - pounding your own pastes and learning how to balance perfect Thai flavours.

5 Who doesn’t love an adventure,

especially when it’s a foodie one! Let SANDBAR CAFÉ AND KIOSK take you globetrotting with their monthly Food Safari featuring head chef Dave Allen’s take on cuisine and wines from some of the world’s most exciting food regions. With guest wine producers and table theming to set the mood, these culinary events have strictly limited numbers and sell out fast. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming Food Safari announcements. 26 The Esplanade, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra. 5491 0800 or sandbarcafekiosk.com.au

For groups large or small, Spirit House restaurant and cooking school will give you and your friends a food experience that will be remembered for all the right reasons.

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Ingredients: Stuffing 1 medium-large duck 1/ 2 an orange, cut into three 2 sticks of cinnamon 4-5 cardamom pods 3-4 thin slices of ginger 52


Marinade 1/ 3 cup of pomegranate molasses 60mls of light olive oil Juice of 1 orange 2 cups of white wine  2 cups of water

Red Apple Slaw 1 crisp red apple, julienned 3 tbsp lightly toasted almond flakes 2 cups of finely shaved sugarloaf cabbage 1/ 2 a carrot julienned 2 pinches of fennel seed Pinch of ground sumac 2 pinches of ground cumin 1 cup each of picked coriander flat leaf parsley and mint 1/ 4 of a red onion, thinly sliced 

Dressing 100ml lemon juice 50ml white balsamic 1 tbsp of honey 100ml of light olive oil Pinch of salt

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To start, mix the orange, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon sticks and stuff inside the duck. Rub olive oil all over the duck and season liberally with sea salt and cracked pepper mix. Bake in the oven on a wire rack for about 20 minutes at 200°C or until a light coloured crisp skin has appeared. Baste once with the pomegranate marinade and return to the oven covered with wine and water. Now bake at 160°C for at least two and a half hours. Rest your duck for 10 minutes covered with foil, then remove foil. Now prepare the red apple slaw by mixing ingredients, and arrange neatly in a serving bowl. When it’s time to serve the duck, rebaste and return it to oven at 180°C. As soon as the marinade has settled on the skin and started to dry, baste again. Repeat until you acquire a sticky dark juicy skin. Serve with your red apple slaw, dressing and a cheeky chilled Pinot! PHILOSOPHY Fresh and unpretentious flavour-filled food with sumptuous helpings on the plate. WINE TO MATCH Stefano Lubiana, 2012 Primavera Pinot Noir Available at Bohemian Bungalow, Memorial Avenue, Eumundi. 5442 8679 or bohemianbungalow.com.au FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au for a baked almond cream with cherries and rose scented creme fraiche recipe.

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There are few items that say “beauty” more perfectly than a rose: the long, straight stem, the gentle aroma, the petals that nature has arranged perfectly, and oh, the colours … Mother Nature paints from a wondrous palette. AND DEEP IN the Sunshine Coast hinterland is a place where more hydroponic roses are grown than anywhere else in Queensland. The sheer productivity of E&J Paradise Farm is stunning – about 1.8 million stems of 17 rose varieties are grown each year, ranging from 30cm to 60cm. The sight of row upon row of nature’s colourful wonders reaching for the sky verges on being an emotional experience, such is the smorgasbord of natural beauty. 54


It is a little surprising to study the big, meaty hand that controls this impressive production of the world’s most elegant blooms. Marty Harris, 33, is built like a professional footballer: muscularly bulky, fit and toned. The contrast between him and his produce is startling. The 60 hectares on which E&J Paradise Farm operates look like something from a picture book. The greenhouses and production shed sit snugly in a hillside. Behind a grove of nearby trees, the beautiful and spacious Harris home sits, with a kilometre-long frontage along the picturesque Wappa Dam. The Harris family is originally from Zimbabwe, but came to Yandina via Sydney and Noosa. The farm was a palm and pawpaw plantation when Marty’s father Edward bought it, and palms still decorate the skyline. The family had been involved in agriculture in Zimbabwe, but the reason Edward chose to grow roses is a little cheeky.


“He was told it couldn’t be done in this region. That was it,” Marty says. “He is the kind of person who just says ‘I’ll show you’. He likes a challenge.” Edward’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day, so perhaps he and roses were always destined to come together and purchasing the Yandina property just set the scene. Wisely, Edward seconded help from the world’s best in setting up the hydroponic rose farm, with experts from India, Africa and Israel visiting and being consulted for the first few years while he found his feet. Marty says it gave them the best start possible. One of the greenhouses is Australian-made and two come from Israel, which produces what are considered the best growing facilities and some of the best roses in the world. E&J Paradise Farm has invested more than $3 million in the business since Edward began it with his wife Janice almost 15 years ago. He now is happy to have his son by his side. Marty says the dedication of the farm’s seven full-time staff members is deeply appreciated, but is also vital to production. The roses are picked five or six days a week and extra hands are brought in at the busiest time. The roses take three months from seedling to producing blooms. Rose bushes survive for about five years, and like >

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anything pretty and desirable, they live a high maintenance life. Some varieties are strong but not in as high demand; others might be weaker but popular. The Sunshine Coast climate is not ideal for roses, with winters too chilly and summers too hot. But the Harrises have found ways to work with the climate. The cold months in this neck of the woods do not last long and are treated as a little bit of down time. When the summer sun blazes down, the greenhouse roofs are given a coat of white paint to filter the bite and protect the plants. Roses are surprisingly hardy, Marty says. Still, diseases and pests are a problem and the list is long. “There is Botrytis, where the petals go brown from the humidity in the cold room; there is Powdery, where the stems go white. There is Downey, where the leaves drop off the stems. These diseases can be pretty bad and we have to be vigilant and get on to them quickly or we can lose a lot of productivity,” Marty says. “Then there are bugs too that prey on the roses including the twospotted mite, but we have a predator system where we bring in bugs that eat the bugs. We have bug specialists who advise us and help us stay on top of any issues before they take hold. It means less spraying too, which is good.” The roses are hand cut in the mornings and graded with a high-tech machine from Holland. They are stored in a cold room before being sent out into the world. Most of the roses are sold through a wholesaler, and from there to supermarkets and retailers, but Marty gets to meet customers faceto-face at the Noosa Farmers’ and Eumundi Markets. His love of meeting with and talking to those who love his roses is obvious.

Summer means sun, sand, surf & cocktails! At Flux Restaurant & Lounge , just like our food menu, our cocktail & drinks list is continually evolving. Try one of our signature Summer cocktails the Kaffir Lime Leaf Cooler; Kaffir lime leaf infused vodka, St Germain Elderflower liqueur muddled with limes & topped with apple juice. Or choose your favourite classic cocktail from our list, whilst enjoying a balmy Summer evening along the Noosa river. Summer also heralds the return of the Flux Craft Beer & Wine Dinners; 5 courses with matching food & drinks. 56


Flux 5 @ $5 5 selected plates @ $5 each 2 selected wines @ $5 each From 3pm-5pm Monday-Friday 3/255 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville P 5455 6540

BY ANY OTHER NAME • For hundreds of years, roses have been widely regarded as a symbol of love, sorrow or sympathy. • In ancient Rome, roses were used to decorate rooms, and were sometimes worn around a person’s neck. Anything said to be “under the rose” was deemed to be a secret. • The fruit of a rose is called a ‘rose hip’. It is extremely rich in vitamin C. • Rose oil is used in the perfume industry. Extraction of one gram of rose oil needs 2000 roses. • A fossilised rose found in Colorado, USA was dated at 35 million years old. • Roses can be found in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange and red, with each shade having its own symbolic meaning (red roses signify love, for instance). • Despite common belief black roses do not exist, but are the deepest shade of red.

“We move a lot of blooms at the markets,” Marty says. “People love them and I love seeing the joy they give people because I normally don’t see that in the day-to-day operation at the farm. The roses at the market are sold by the bunch – 10 stems. And everyone feels special when they get a bunch of roses.” Locally-grown cut roses like those grown at the farm last for up to 10 days, which is far longer than imported roses sold in some shops. Marty says the secret to getting the most out of a rose is to put a little sugar in cold water, trim the end of the stem now and then and change the water every three days. It is a myth that hydroponic roses are odourless, but there is little doubt the scent is not as strong as in those grown out in the open. The advantage of growing them hydroponically is that more blossoms can be produced, and greater control can be exercised over their nutrition and care. Marty says colour trends come and go, although the staples of red and pink on Valentine’s Day and for weddings are in constant demand. Of the many colours, Marty says his favourite is Eden – a delicate pink and white bloom. Why? “The colour is lovely and its scent is wonderful. I like the way it opens,” Marty says. “I guess that might be unexpected – a big, strong guy like me saying he loves roses. But I feel really comfortable about it. I am doing something that gives other people a bit of joy.” Marty sells roses at Eumundi Markets every Wednesday and Saturday and Noosa Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Bunches of 10 long stems are $10. E&J Paradise Farm also sells roses direct to the public for weddings. ejparadisefarm.com.au

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Lip-smacking and nourishing, the ocean offers up delectable delicacies. There is an ocean of variety and seafood is an excellent source of top-quality protein and includes many important minerals. Delish!





Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 min 700g prawns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; raw, deveined and shelled 250g butter 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp lemon pepper 1/ 2 lemon, juiced

Pre soak bamboo skewers in water. Combine all ingredients. Marinate from 2-8 hours. Thread on pre soaked skewers. Grill until no longer translucent, turning once.

< SALMON WITH PESTO Serves: 4 Prep time: 30 min 4 salmon fillets Pesto Lime juice

Pesto In a food processor blend basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan cheese.

Pesto 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil 1/ 2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 3 cloves garlic 3 tbsp pine nuts 5 tbsp olive oil

Add oil very slowly. Salmon Place fillets on well greased oven tray flesh side up. Spread pesto on fillets about

1/ 2

cm thick.

Place oven tray on middle rack in oven. Grill in oven for 15 minutes until milky substance appears. Place 1 tbsp pesto on each plate.



Place salmon on pesto and sprinkle with lime juice.

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SCALLOP AND CORN CHOWDER Serves: 4 Prep time: 30 min

cup dry white wine 1 cup chicken stock 1/ 2 cup thickened cream 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1/ 4 cup parsley, chopped 1/ 2

5 slices bacon, diced small 1/ 2 kg sea scallops, patted dry Salt and pepper 1 small brown onion, cut in half and sliced 250g potatoes, peeled and diced

In large fry pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Cook in bacon dripping until golden brown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 2 minutes each side. Add some olive oil if not enough bacon dripping. Transfer scallops to a plate.

Add onion to frying pan and cook until translucent or for about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, wine, stock and cream. Cover partially and reduce heat. Simmer gently until the potatoes are tender or for about 15 minutes. Add the scallops and corn and simmer gently to heat through. Sprinkle with the parsley and bacon.

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COD FISH CAKES Serves: 4-6 Prep time: 30 min Boil and mash the potatoes. Set them aside.

kg cod fillets 2 medium potatoes 1 cup breadcrumbs 1/ 4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp salt 1/ 2 tsp pepper 2 eggs, lightly beaten Canola oil for frying 1/ 2

Boil the codfish until it flakes easily. Drain and flake the fish with a fork. Be sure to remove all bones. Mix all ingredients together well by hand. If the mixture is too crumbly, add another egg. If too sticky, add some more breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into cakes and fry them on medium high heat in a skillet coated with oil, until browned on one side, then flip them over and continue to cook until well browned on the other side.

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If there’s one drink that goes hand in hand with the Aussie summer, it’s beer. YOU COULD BE having a barbecue with friends, spending the day watching cricket or quenching a thirst gained from an afternoon in the garden, and a trusty beer will be right beside you. Australians are renowned for their love of beer, and it figures large in our laid-back culture. But it’s not so simple any more, is it? There are so many beers to choose from; a far cry from the days when it was either XXXX Bitter or XXXX Gold – take your pick. It can be daunting staring into a bottleshop fridge if you don’t know the difference between a wheat beer and an IPA, a pilsener and a pale ale, or a porter and a radler. There’s been a flavour revolution sweeping Australia for a while now, with food in general but wine, coffee and cheese in particular forcing our palates to savour their variety. Beer is the next cab off the rank. It is a drink that has been with humanity since the dawn of civilisation and offers a diversity of flavour limited only by the brewer’s imagination. But for too long Australians were led to believe beer only came in two forms – gold lager (XXXX, VB, Tooheys, Swan etc.), or dry stout, as in Guinness. Imagine if the only wine you could buy was from a choice of 15 brands of chardonnay and one burgundy. That was what the beer scene was like in Australia a decade ago. We are now blessed with dozens of breweries with adventurous brewers producing excellent beer using traditional styles or pushing boundaries with ideas of their own. A little bit of knowledge about how beer is made and why it has certain characteristics can go a long way to enhancing your drinking pleasure, and make the trip to the bottleshop far less intimidating.


1 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALE AND LAGER? Different types of yeast. Ales are made with top-fermenting yeasts which thrive in warmer temperatures and tend to produce a lot of fruity flavours. Lager yeast ferments at the bottom of the tank and requires cooler temperatures and a longer maturation. 2 HOW DOES BEER GET ITS COLOUR? From the malted grain. The grain, mostly barley but sometimes wheat, is cooked during the malting process. Just like a piece of bread being toasted, the malt will get darker as more heat is applied. 3 WHAT ARE HOPS FOR? Think of hops as a spice. There are hundreds of different varieties. Some will impart bitterness to counter the sweetness of the malt, others add distinctive flavours and aromas. A major part of the brewer’s skill is to know which hops to use and in what quantities to achieve the desired result. 4 DOESN’T BEER MAKE YOU FAT? An enduring myth, not helped by the fact that a paunch is referred to as a beer gut. If you drink beer in unhealthy quantities, you will gain weight, just as you will eating unhealthy quantities of fries. It is the alcohol that contributes to weight gain, so as beer generally has about half as much alcohol as wine does, wine is twice as fattening.

5 DOES BEER HAVE TO BE SERVED ICY COLD? Only if it is a bland beer. Overly chilled beer usually disguises the fact there is no taste. The cold numbs your tongue anyway even if there were taste to be found. Many beers release more flavour and aroma as they warm. It’s a good rule of thumb about the quality of a beer ... If it still tastes OK even when it has lost all its cool, it’s a winner.






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1 PACIFIC ALE, STONE&WOOD One of the great Aussie beers, it’s a liquid fruit salad for a hot summer day. Perfect after a surf when the salt is still on your tongue, this Byron Bay brew reeks of passionfruit. 2 HEF, BURLEIGH BREWING CO

An unfiltered wheat beer (hefeweizen), Burleigh HEF boasts the classic German wheat beer characteristics of banana and clove, rich flavours, a bright white head and a smooth, creamy texture. A must with a seafood lunch.







This beer has been credited with sparking a stampede of interest in the American pale ale style in Australia, spawning a raft of competitors like James Squire’s 150 Lashes and Matilda Bay’s Fat Yak. Delicious. Another American-style pale ale, this rich beer from the Malt Shovel Brewery in Sydney celebrates hops. There have been six different incarnations of Hop Thief, each with a different combination of hops. A seventh is on the way. Try Hop Thief 6 now then see if you can tell the difference when Hop Thief 7 lobs in.


This India pale ale style beer from West Australian brewer Feral has been voted Australia’s top beer several times. Aggressively hopped and seriously bitter, this would be a tough one to drink all day at the cricket, but washing down a steak with it is a sublime experience.



This is the lager you have when you’re sick of lagers. Originally a style of beer emanating from the German city of Cologne (Kohle), this offering from the fast-rising 4 Pines Brewery in Sydney is a light straw colour with aromas of lemon/lime, finishing crisp and clean with hints of spice and citrus. Great at barbecues.

Once you know a bit about this amazing drink, you will be able to tailor your choice to the situation at hand. Just been for a surf? I’ll have a pale ale thanks. Peeling prawns for lunch? Pass me that hefeweizen please. Stinking hot afternoon mowing the lawn? I could murder a witbier. As we enjoy another delightful summer full of fun, friends and feasting, make a point of trying a few different beers, particularly with food. You won’t believe what you’ve been missing out on.

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SUMMER ’14/15

64 KEEPING IT REAL Kelsey and Chris Azzarello’s wedding grew out of a birthday surprise. 70 FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE Arthur and Betty Bluett’s long marriage has been peppered with golf, ice cream and humour. 72 TO HAVE AND TO HOLD Fashionable, must-have products for the loved up. 76 MAGIC MAKER Erin Clare Oberem creates wearable works of art in her studio. IMAGE COURTESY OF LAUREN CAMPBELL, LAURENCAMPBELL.COM.AU



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Birthday led to Wedding KEEPING IT REAL


Kelsey Flint & Chris Azzarello 30 August 2014




In late August the skies cleared and the Sunshine Coast hinterland shone in all its glory. KELSEY FLINT HAD an uninterrupted, breathtaking view of the Glass House Mountains as she walked down the aisle of Tiffany’s Wedding Chapel. However, the beautiful bride only had eyes for the man standing before her – his eyes welling, overflowing with love for the vision in white before him. “That was the most special moment, Chris crying as I came down the aisle,” Kelsey says. On his birthday the previous year, Chris Azzarello received the greatest gift of all when the love of his life responded with a ‘yes’. Yes to celebrating every birthday together, for the rest of their lives.

The Brisbane painter managed to pull off the perfect proposal, despite a pair of heels’ best effort to stomp all over the surprise. “Chris had booked a room at the Stamford Hotel in the city,” says Kelsey. “I thought we were just going to have a night out – have some drinks and go out for dinner. We ended up having to go back to the hotel because Chris said he had forgotten his licence.” At this stage the future Mrs Azzarello was not catching on, instead suffering the stylish woman’s plight. “I went to sit in the foyer. I had heels on and was not going to walk up to the room if I didn’t have to, but he kept making up >

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all these excuses for why I had to go with him,” Kelsey says. What awaited was worth the walk. “When Chris opened the door, romantic music playing, there were rose petals everywhere, a bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries,” Kelsey says. “I was looking at everything and then I turned around and he was on one knee.” The couple’s story began four years earlier when they met through mutual friends. “There was an instant attraction,” says Kelsey. “Once we went on a few dates we were inseparable.” Young love grew into the love of a lifetime with the pair tying the knot at Tiffany’s, the majestic Maleny surrounds providing a picture-perfect backdrop for their wedding.

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“I wanted the reception to feel like an intimate, adults-only dinner,” says Kelsey. Candles flickered on three long banquet tables, peach and pink floral arrangements added pops of colour throughout the room and a solo guitarist performed an acoustic session. A dream wedding is hard to top but the newlyweds did their best, spending two weeks honeymooning throughout Italy with an itinerary that would make the well-travelled jealous – Rome, Milan, the Amalfi coast and Florence. “It’s a bit hard going back to normal life after such an exciting time,” says Kelsey. “I did not think the post wedding blues existed, but they definitely do!” For more information on Weddings at Tiffany’s, visit weddingsattiffanys.com.au

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Love, laughter and ice cream


When it comes to living a long and fruitful life there were certainly no fad diets, exercise regimes or intensive spiritual retreats for Arthur and Betty Bluett, who celebrate 66 years of marriage this year. INSTEAD THEY TRAVELLED the world, played golf, ate ice cream every night and dinner was never without a stiff drink. Their secret to a happy marriage? “Not having a family straight away,” Betty says. Bucking the trend of their married friends, Arthur and Betty chose to spend the first 12 years of marriage “getting to know each other better” and taking holidays wherever possible throughout Europe, Canada, USA and Hawaii. Betty says she wasn’t too fussed on the 72


local teenage boys hanging around at the time, and it was enough to put her off having kids. “The young blokes were called ‘teddy boys’ and we didn’t want a teddy boy so we said ‘no thank you’,” Betty laughs. “This one said we needed a lot of practice!” But the truth is, Arthur and Betty just love each other’s company. “Many people don’t believe it when I say it, but we truly didn’t argue. We’ve had no time apart and never had holidays separately. The only time we have been apart was when Arthur was in hospital,” Betty says. “I didn’t talk much and that suited her,” Arthur adds in jest. “I don’t tell her I love her every day, but it’s there. She puts up with me.” “We have always enjoyed doing things together,” Betty explains. “We have similar likes and dislikes,” Arthur adds.

“I didn’t like golf, but he did,” Betty says. “I thought ‘if you can’t beat them join them!’ So I played golf and played 200 courses.” Betty says she absolutely loved it “I’ve had a hole in one and he hasn’t!” “I’ve never lived it down!” Arthur says. Arthur, then 21, and a 19-year-old Betty met at a Woolworths ball on a warm spring evening in 1946. Both from New Zealand, Betty was working at the Woolworths head office in Wellington and was looking forward to a night of dancing with friends. Arthur had recently left the New Zealand Air Force and was attending the ball with Pat, his fiancée at the time. “He danced with me more than he did with his fiancée!” Betty says cheekily. But in a twist of fate, Pat died a short time later due to an undiagnosed heart complication. Arthur and Betty had remained friends since the ball and rekindled their friendship when Betty was working a second job at a cinema ticketing office. “I was sick of doing nothing [since Pat’s death], so I went to the movies with a friend,” Arthur says. “And who was the cutie in the ticket box? I loved her at first sight; she was my everything. I saw a lot of movies from then on.” After the movie that night, the two got chatting and Arthur offered to drop Betty home, with the pair living just a block from each other. “The kids said ‘you looked after us when we were little and now we are looking after you’,” Betty says. “And they do it beautifully.”

“He would go and catch a train and I could see him from my bedroom window and I would be waving. I can still remember that now,” Betty says.

Arthur, whom Betty affectionately calls “Bluey”, worked as a Tip Top delivery driver and climbed the ranks to sales manager in a career spanning 32 years. At 50, Arthur suffered a heart attack. Betty, who is never short of a joke, quips: “He said he had a heart attack because I was a big worry to him!”

Teaching Betty to ride a bike was a marriage highlight for Arthur who says Betty took “plenty of spills” and had “a few ripped stockings”. But it was recounting tales from their honeymoon in New Zealand that had the love birds in hysterics as they relived a funny moment when Arthur thought it was a good idea to try Betty’s nightdress on but then found he could not get it off. The pair concedes a few drinks may have lubricated their recklessness.

Arthur and Betty immigrated to Australia in 1991 to be with their sons, who live at Marcus Beach and Landsborough. And while Arthur brought with him a healthier attitude, he certainly didn’t stop entertaining his friends and family with his famous barbecues of “rissoles, sausages and steaks: my three specialties”.

Shortly after the honeymoon, they bought a block of land in Frankton, and built a house where they would later raise their two sons Graham and Murray.

So what then is the secret to living a long life, Arthur? “Plenty of ice cream!”

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‘the one’ Oh my, that dress. ‘The one’ shimmers and sparkles with every turn … breathtaking, individual and beautiful. There is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress. Her designs drip with decadence. They are inspired creations of vintage romance and are all handmade in Melbourne. Choosing the dress with help from this talented team will be as memorable an experience as the big day itself. The Eloise is an irresistible union of enchanting ivory lace and delicate sequins, softly entwined to create a luminous bridal dress that twinkles with every step. The sequins shimmer softly while the lace train splays out beautifully. This is ‘the one’ for the romantic at heart. $2999. annacampbell.com.au


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Of all the days, this is the one to be swept up and carried away. Bridesmaids will always be there to catch you, but it is vital to have beautiful items at hand. Linda Gorringe Couture has an extensive selection of luxury beaded and embroidered accessories for the bride and her bridesmaids, including this beautiful hand-held clutch. This art-deco piece is fan-beaded in ivory pearls with a silver frame and crystal diamante clasp. (170mm L x 110mm H x 62mm D), $299rrp. lindagorringecouture.com.au

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‘I DO’ WITH A VIEW The sky is the limit and on a day like your wedding everything, including the sunset, must be exceptional. Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa, Noosa, caters for ceremonies and receptions. Their location is world-class, boasting breathtaking views with an intimate venue setting. Snuggled up with Noosa National Park, the highest peak of the resort is a private deck that overlooks Laguna Bay and that is where the magic happens. Stunning views are one thing, extraordinary cuisine and service are another, but the unforgettable memories shared on your special day will be cherished forever. outriggeraustralia.com

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The sculptures in Erin Clare Oberem’s studio are non-traditional. THEY ARE NOT CAST in bronze, clay, or wood, but in liquid silks, weightless tulles and the most delicate of laces. They are in fact gowns from this designer’s bridal collection, but to describe them as anything less than works of art would be to do them an injustice. Erin describes the process of creating a bridal gown as a type of artistic expression. “It’s a form of sculpture,” she says. “It’s a form of working in 3D and putting colours together. It’s definitely an art.” Erin, under her label Erin Clare, has created a collection of exquisite bridal gowns which she describes as having a “vintage modern” feel. She also specialises in custom designed and madeto-order bridal gowns, which she describes as an exciting and “really fun” process. “I usually get to meet the mother of the bride, and it’s a lovely journey,” says Erin. Some of the most memorable gowns she has created have been for brides who have come to her with their mother’s wedding gown, which they have asked Erin to remodel. 78


“One in particular that I loved was an entire gown I re-made just using the lace from the bride’s mum’s gown,” she says. “I got to know her and her mum, and they invited me to the wedding, and I met the lady – the mum’s sister – who’d made the original gown. That was really special.” Another highlight was a friend’s daughter who was getting married, and who asked Erin to create a gown using 100-year-old lace that her grandmother had made. “The lace was beautifully made, and I kept the pieces largely intact so she can use it again later, because she wants to pass it on. I have lots of fun with my brides.” Erin, who was born in Perth to her Zimbabwean father and English mother, went to South Africa with her parents as a baby. She grew up between South Africa, Zimbabwe and England. Fashion design was always in her blood, it seems. She recalls spending many happy hours as a little girl with her gran, who had seven daughters and “was always sewing”. “To keep me happy she would give me fabric,” she says. “Before I could stitch, I used to sticky tape everything together. I have a real passion for fabrics and textiles.” Jodi McDonald Photography

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She studied fashion design at university in South Africa, and worked in fashion houses there, including for prominent label Juanita Pacheco. In 2002 she moved back to the country of her birth with her husband Patrick Oberem and son Duncan, now 19, settling at Noosa. They have since had another son, Ethan, 6.

the body in a soft way. A lot of the time a wedding gown can be really restrictive.”

Her home studio provides the perfect setting in which to create her designs. A huge work table dominates the room, and one wall is lined with boxes full of various materials, which Erin says is due to her “fabric fetish”. A mannequin displays her latest creation for her collection, a stunning classical romantic design called “Audrey” – they all have names. Erin says she is in love with this one, but then admits “I always fall in love with the latest one”. A pad full of sketches sits on the table, which Erin explains is a vital part of the design process. “A lot of girls will come with a number of pictures,” she says. “I’ll look at their body shape, and see what it is that they’d like to accentuate most, because we’re not all perfect. “Then we’ll have a bit of a play with fabric, and I’ll sketch off a few sketches, and they’ll say ‘I’m not too sure about that’ and ‘I love that’. Once we’ve decided on a design, I’ll create a mock-up so she can try it on.” The mock-up is done in a less expensive fabric, so the bride-to-be can be absolutely sure of the design before Erin cuts into the silks and laces, some of which are imported from France and Italy. Erin explains that her designs “break a lot of rules” by emphasising comfort as well as beauty.

While Erin clearly has a creative talent (she also paints and has taken sculpture classes), she says that she has quite a mathematical side as well. This, she explains, is also a plus when it comes to making her patterns. “With pattern making, mathematically you’ve got to know what you’re doing, otherwise your patterns are going to be all over the place,” she says. “So you’ve got to have almost a three dimensional mathematical brain to be able to put it together. It’s almost like sculpture.” Erin plans to produce a new bridal collection each year, and continue with her custom made bridal couture which she is so passionate about. She also plans to keep everything Australian made, and employs some local seamstresses. “Down the track I’d love to be supplying the major cities as well,” she says. “But I’m allowing my business to grow organically. I like to keep my hand on the pulse, and I like to get to know my brides as well.” And what is the very best part of her job? “When I see the finished product,” she says. “I just love it when I see them on a model or on a bride, because then it comes to life. I tend to grin like a Cheshire cat.” erinclare.com.au

“There’s a traditional way of creating a gown, with boning and what not,” she says. “I’ve really gone into the fit, and having it fit

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82 THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT It’s all about the length. 84 TALK THE TORQUE A vibrant colour combo that will not lose its charm in the heat. 86 SAY IT WITH A SPLASH It’s uncool to not be fashionable on the beach this season. 88 BEST SAID IN PRINT A happy range of prints for everyone. 90 KEEPING THE PEACE White is the coolest pick of the lot. 92 OH, SO BLACK AND WHITE It’s a hard combo to resist. 94 THE TALL STORY Stand tall in style this summer. 95 GIFT OF THE GRAB Handsome new styles for the gentlemen. FOR LABELS AND STOCKISTS REFER TO PAGE 96 Binny 82



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AMILITA The Romantic, 4/12 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5471 3235 ANNE EVERINGHAM JEWELLERY By appointment only. 5442 8051 or anneeveringhamjewellery.com.au AZURE Gingers Boutique, Shop 2, 56 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5445 6616 or Shop 12, 43 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 2725 or gingersboutique.com.au BASSIKE Alterior Motif, Shop 9, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5443 3406 or Shop 7, Noosa Cinema Centre, 29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, 5412 2803 or alteriormotif.com.au; Chloe & Grace, 2/5 Gibson Road, Noosaville, 5449 7756 or 2/9 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 5449 2292 or chloeandgrace.com.au; The Romantic, 4/12 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5471 3235 BELLA LIDO 0404 018 767 or bellalido.com.au; Willow & Bird, Shop 13, Rovera Plaza, Corner Cotton Tree Parade and King Street, Cotton Tree, 5479 1002; Tangerine Beach, Noosa Marina, Shop 9a, Parkyn Court, Tewantin, 0420 825 925; Shop 7, Noosa Sheraton Resort, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 0420 825 925 or tangerinebeach.com.au BINNY Burnish, Shop 1 Sandcastles, 3 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5478 0885 or burnish.com.au CARMELS Carmel’s Designs & Homewares, Shop 20 Peninsular, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5444 6946 or Shop 1, 212 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5471 3332 or carmelsdesigns.com.au COAST BY KATE CAMPBELL OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au; Burnish, Shop 1 Sandcastles, 3 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5478 0885 or burnish.com.au COLLETTE Elegant Affair, 39 Howard Street, Nambour, 5476 3923 or elegantaffair.com.au COUNTRY ROAD Myer or Country Road stores, Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 5443 4133 or sunshineplaza.com CROCS Get Set Footwear, 82A Bulcock Street, Caloundra, 5492 7185 or 230 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 5447 1755 or getsetfootwear.com.au 98


ELK Carmel’s Designs & Homewares, Shop 20 Peninsular, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5444 6946 or Shop 1, 212 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5471 3332 or carmelsdesigns.com.au; Soul Diva, 45 Burnett St, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com. au; Evolve, 5/10 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077 or evolvembh.com.au FIRST BASE Alterior Motif, Shop 9, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5443 3406 or Shop 7, Noosa Cinema Centre, 29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, 5412 2803 or alteriormotif.com.au GEORGE, GINA & LUCY OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au GREAT LITTLE BAG Local Labels, Shop 16 Bay Village, 18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 0403 087 412 HEARTS & MINDS Noosa Marina, Parkyn Court, Tewantin or 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 0418 108 299 or heartsandmindsart.com.au ISLE OF MINE Watermelon Red, Shop 5, Peregian Boardwalk, 224-226 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5448 1452 or watermelonred.com.au; Elements at Montville, 38 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville, 5478 6212 or elementsmontville.com.au; Giddy and Grace, Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com; Soul Diva, 45 Burnett St, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au JAGGAR THE LABEL Chloe & Grace, 2/5 Gibson Road, Noosaville, 5449 7756 or 2/9 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 5449 2292 or chloeandgrace.com.au KANNA Get Set Footwear, 82A Bulcock Street, Caloundra, 5492 7185 or 230 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 5447 1755 or getsetfootwear.com.au KAREN WALKER Silver Wolf Jewellery, Kiosk 12, Kawana Shopping World, 0427 198 602 or silverwolfjewellery.com.au KAREN WALKER EYEWEAR Alterior Motif, Shop 9, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5443 3406 or Shop 7, Noosa Cinema Centre, 29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, 5412 2803 or alteriormotif.com.au KRYSTLE KNIGHT JEWELLERY Alterior Motif, Shop 9, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5443 3406 or Shop 7, Noosa Cinema Centre, 29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, 5412 2803 or alteriormotif.com.au


LAUREN VIDAL Klingers, 29 First Ave, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com. au; Elegant Affair, 39 Howard Street, Nambour, 5476 3923 or elegantaffair.com.au LE PANIER OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au LIPSTIK Dotti, Kawana Shoppingworld, 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina, 5444 1944 or kawanashoppingworld.com.au; Myer, Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 5443 4133 or sunshineplaza.com LORNA JANE Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 5443 4133 or sunshineplaza. com; Kawana Shoppingworld, 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina, 5444 1944 or kawanashoppingworld.com.au LOUNGE OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique. com.au; Carmel’s Designs & Homewares, Shop 20 Peninsular, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5444 6946 or Shop 1, 212 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5471 3332 or carmelsdesigns.com.au Gingers Boutique, Shop 2, 56 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5445 6616 or Shop 12, 43 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 2725 or gingersboutique.com.au LTB JEANS OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com. au; Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au MADELEINE CHARLES Gingers Boutique, Shop 2, 56 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5445 6616 or Shop 12, 43 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 2725 or gingersboutique.com.au MALENY JEWELLERS Shop 4 Riverside Centre, Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3477 or malenyjewellers.com.au MESOP Carmel’s Designs & Homewares, Shop 20 Peninsular, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5444 6946 or Shop 1, 212 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5471 3332 or carmelsdesigns.com.au; Soul Diva, 45 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au; Evolve, 5/10 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077 or evolvembh.com.au

METALICUS OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique. com.au; Soul Diva, 45 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au MOSS & SPY OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com. au; Elegant Affair, 39 Howard Street, Nambour, 5476 3923 or elegantaffair.com.au NAJO Elegant Affair, 39 Howard Street, Nambour, 5476 3923 or elegantaffair.com.au NANCY BIRD Evolve, 5/10 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077 or evolvembh.com. au; OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au NICOLE FENDEL OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au; The Romantic, 4/12 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach, 5471 3235; Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au NO EXCESS Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au NY2K Rovera Plaza, King Street, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955 or ny2k.com.au OPALS DOWN UNDER 11 Ballantyne Court, Palmview, 5494 5400 or opalsdownunder.com.au POL Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au; Soul Diva, 45 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au PRATTEN Giddy and Grace, Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com RAFFIA CHIC OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au RANT Soul Diva, 45 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au RARE RABBIT Giddy and Grace, Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com SEAFOLLY Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 5443 4133 or sunshineplaza. com; Kawana Shoppingworld, 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina, 5444 1944 or kawanashoppingworld.com.au

SHOWCASE JEWELLERS Selig’s Caloundra Jewellers, 50 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, 5491 3242 or seligsjewellers.com.au; Gloss Diamonds, Shop 303, Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 5443 8188 or glossdiamonds.com.au; Maleny Jewellers, 4 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3477 or malenyjewellers.com.au; Millroy Jewellers, The Peninsular Beachfront Resort, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, 5478 0299 or millroy.com.au; Noosa Village Jewellers, Shop 10, Village Centre, Gibson Road, Noosaville, 5470 2637; Gympie Showcase Jewellers, Centro Gympie, Corner Excelsior Road & Bruce Highway, 5482 2771 or showcasejewellers.com.au/ gympie-showcase-jewellers SIRENS SWIMWEAR Soul Diva, 45 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5456 4111 or souldiva.com.au SOLITO Watermelon Red, Shop 5, Peregian Boardwalk, 224-226 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, 5448 1452 or watermelonred.com.au STEF & ALI Giddy and Grace, Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com THE OPALCUTTER Shop 4, The Pottery, 171-183 Main Street, Montville, 5442 9598 or opalcutter.com.au TOM & TEDDY Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au TSONGA Get Set Footwear, 82A Bulcock Street, Caloundra, 5492 7185 or 230 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 5447 1755 or getsetfootwear.com.au WILLOW & ZAC Gingers Boutique, Shop 2, 56 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5445 6616 or Shop 12, 43 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 2725 or gingersboutique.com.au; OV Boutique, Shop 4, The Dunes, 27 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 or ovboutique.com.au ZINZI Silver Wolf Jewellery, Kiosk 12, Kawana Shopping World, 0427 198 602 or silverwolfjewellery.com.au ZOE KRATZMANN Elegant Affair, 39 Howard Street, Nambour, 5476 3923 or elegantaffair.com.au; Klingers, 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, 5444 4200 or klingers.com.au ZULU & ZEPHYR Alterior Motif, Shop 9, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, 5443 3406 or Shop 7, Noosa Cinema Centre, 29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, 5412 2803 or alteriormotif.com.au


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Designer Deena Theslow has always loved playing dress-ups. LIKE MANY LITTLE girls, one of her favourite things to do as a child was to drape herself in jewellery, put on ‘grown-up’ shoes, and admire herself in the mirror. But the props that Deena was using had a special meaning. They belonged to her grandmother – her Yia Yia – who had brought them all the way to Australia from her homeland in Greece. The exotic jewels and precious metals enchanted Deena and inspired in her a love of jewellery which would ultimately shape her calling. “Yia Yia said that when she moved to Perth from Greece, she brought all of her beautiful clothes and jewellery, but there was nowhere to wear them,” says Deena. “So she’d get all dressed up to go to the shops and get her groceries.” “I remember being a kid and I used to go into her room. She had so much gorgeous Greek silver and turquoise. And I’d put it all on – I wouldn’t put one piece on, I’d put it all on at once, and I’d look in the mirror, and try her shoes on. “That’s where I got my love of jewellery from.”



Today, Deena’s beach-inspired jewellery range is attracting its own legion of fans, including iconic surf label Billabong, whose latest summer catalogue features some of Deena’s designs. Her label, PFYT, stands for Penny For Your Thoughts, and is an ode to Deena’s love of coins, which feature in many of her designs. They also symbolise her own name – Deena means shilling, she explains. The range, which includes anklets, bracelets, necklaces and headpieces, reflects Deena’s love of the ocean, the beach, and the Sunshine Coast lifestyle she adores. “If you look at the pieces, they all look like the beach,” she says. “The colours, the tones – it’s for anyone who loves the beach.” Sometimes, that person happens to be on the other side of the world. As well as capturing the eye of beach-loving locals, Deena’s pieces are being bought by people in places such as London, Brazil, the United States, Sweden and Hawaii. “Our lifestyle here is all about the beach,” she says. “But when I sell a piece to someone in London, for example, they’re nowhere near the beach. I think that everyone has the desire for the ocean inside them somewhere.” Her jewellery features semi-precious gemstones, sterling silver beads, natural shells, translucent crystals, bone and antique tribal coins. Deena sources her materials from “all over the world”, including hand stamped hill tribe silver charms from Thailand. >


Miniature cowrie shells, which are another recurring element, continue the coin theme, having been once used as currency in India. She has a core range – her ‘bestsellers’ – and brings out a new selection every season to showcase her latest creations. Every piece is designed and handmade by Deena herself, and she is adamant about maintaining this approach, despite the fact that it is now very much a full time job. “People say ‘why don’t you get someone to do it for you?’, or I could get it mass produced, but it would never be the same,” she says. “And it would lose its meaning as well. “If it’s someone else making it for me, it’s not mine. I see this as a little piece of me going out into the world, because every time I make something it takes my time, and love of creating.” This love of creating is at the core of Deena’s success, rather than the desire for fame or money. And surprisingly, although her label is winning acclaim in the fashion world, she does not follow trends. “I don’t really follow fashion; I don’t make the pieces for fashion,” she says. “It’s just what I like. I don’t think about selling them. I’ll sit in my studio and make a piece and generally, it sells.” With a Greek father, an Irish mother and a “bustling household of people”, Deena says she was surrounded by “arty” people when she was growing up.

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Her artistic flair is definitely innate – never having formally trained in art, she has always loved painting and other creative pursuits (“I don’t think you can be taught some things”). She began creating jewellery many years ago in her home town of Perth, where she would sell her pieces on consignment in shops. Ten years ago, she moved across the country and settled on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, Adam. After having their first child, she was “itching to do something”. “The creativity wanted to come out in me,” she says. “If it’s in you, you need to do it.” So she began making baby clothes from vintage fabrics to sell at the market – and she also made some jewellery. The jewellery became so popular, she launched her own label about four years ago “and it’s just kind of grown”. She and Adam now have two children – Sari, 8, and Ryder, 5. The beach, which has always been so central to her creative inspiration, is now literally on her doorstep, and Deena makes maximum use of her muse. “I started off collecting shells from the beach, foraging,” she says. “It’s the best supermarket, the beach. When you go for a walk you never know what you’re going to find.” Her home, which also houses Deena’s studio, is the quintessential beach house, furnished with a stunning array of vintage and contemporary homewares she has collected “from all over the place”. A framed black and white photo sits among them, of a woman in a swimsuit, oozing old-world glamour. It’s an image of Deena’s beloved Yia Yia, on a long ago beach in Greece. Deena’s Yia Yia still lives in Perth. Every so often, Deena receives a parcel in the mail containing a gift of a pair of her grandmother’s shoes. “She’s funny,” says Deena, laughing. “She’s lovely. She will randomly send me a pair of her shoes. We’re the same shoe size. She’s like Imelda Marcos, she’s got so many shoes. “Most of the time, I like them.” pennyforyourthoughtsjewellery.com.au FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more photos of Deena and her designs.

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It is a strange kind of victory, but a success of enormous proportions is what it is. I FIND MY MIND is still, my eyes welded shut. I may have even dozed off – for the first time in my life in this situation. My massage and facial at Ikatan pass by in a slow blink, a dreamy reverie. Chrysalis-like, seemingly one minute I am lying back beneath a beautiful, warm batik comforter and the next I emerge a fresh-faced woman. Every other time I have signed up for a bit of pampering – and frankly, I am not known for my love of being prone and still – I have engaged with the spa therapist, rabbiting on about this and that, my curious brain hungry for information. Where do they come from? What makes them tick? Have they had any unusual stories they can share about their line of work? The journalist in me springs to life and no amount of essential oil or deft touching will shut her up. I am sure any beauty therapist who has ever laid hands on me feels like they are the ones who have been worked over by the time I am finished. But not Leonie, who apparently has magical powers to still and silence even the most garrulous of women. Ikatan apparently means ‘a connection’ in Indonesian and ‘by hand’ in Balinese. Its facilities look like they have been carved from the Balinese landscape and plonked holus-bolus in Doonan, plants, huts serene vibe and all. The Balinese holistic approach to life works a treat in this bush setting. Traditional ayurvedic principles of balance apply to the gardens, the beautifully-prepared high tea (the variety and quality of the Rolling Dolmades-made fare is gob – or lip – smacking) and even the planning and consultation process. Today I am treated to the luxury party and pamper package, which is usually enjoyed by groups of people. Corporate types, hens, siblings, friends have all indulged in this little piece of heaven, and the popularity of them just keeps growing. 104


WHERE IS IT? Ikatan Spa Noosa, 46 Grays Road, Doonan. 5471 1199 or ikatanspa.com WHY IS IT SPECIAL? Feel the sweet, sweet serenity of Bali. And Ikatan is the only private spa on the Sunshine Coast that is not attached to a hotel. WHICH TREATMENT WAS ENJOYED? A Luxury Party and Pamper Package, featuring 90 minutes of spa treatments (a range of combinations is available), high tea and a gift bag to take home costs $245. Pamper and Party packages include an hour of treatments, high tea and a gift bag and are $190. FINAL TIPS? Just surrender and bliss out. And consider one of the little ‘side-dishes’ on offer: a hair-repair treatment, body scrub or scalp massage. You are in pamper mode, and these are just $40 extra for each.

The beauty of the package is that the needs of each person in the group can be accommodated and the offerings can be tailored to suit. People come from far and wide to indulge. I am signed up for a half-hour neck, shoulders and back massage followed by an hour-long facial. My initial fear that I would be unable to lie still for 90 minutes is allayed the moment Leonie leads me into my little timber Balinese-style hut. The massage is first, and Leonie finds little knots in my shoulders that I did not know were lurking, the detritus of a stressful couple of months and endless kilometres of road running. I feel like a loaf of bread, nicely risen and ready for the oven, by the time she is finished with me. The facial is next, although frankly, this is where the memory gets pretty hazy. I wondered vaguely how my small visage could occupy a whole hour of treatment, but Leonie wiped and cleansed, creamed and blended her little heart out and the time flew by. The products used â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elemis, from Britain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; smelt and felt sublime. I am pretty sure my skin felt like it had tasted double brie for the first time when all it had sampled before were processed cheese slices. Leonie rouses me from the liminal space between awake and asleep after applying a light dusting of mineral makeup with a bronzer. My upper half is renewed and I am ready for the world. I dress, walk along a little path and soon find myself ensconced in a comfy chair in the garden, sipping on spicy chai tea. I decide against the offered champagne, figuring it might just finish me off completely and I would be forced to stay the night. I am certain this is not part of the package. The only downside of my Ikatan experience? Because I slipped into zen, I did not really get to know Leonie. But what I do know for sure is that she is extraordinarily good at what she does. Her technique is transcendent, her manner courteous and kind. And for today, as always with lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good things, that is more than enough. FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more photos of Ikatan Spa.





Luke was mortified when he stepped onto the scales at Jessica Lee’s obesity clinic in suburban Brisbane. HE KNEW HE was big – he’d been called ‘fatty’ at school long enough – but he had no idea he weighed 106 kilos. At the age of 13, Luke was declared morbidly obese, putting him at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and kidney disease, depression, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, reproductive difficulties and cancer. “It’s really hard to talk about it, because he just lost it,” Luke’s mother Jill says. “When they first weighed him, he was so upset. I’ve got scales, but he’s not going to weigh himself – he’s a boy. It was a turning point for him. He said, ‘no more Mum’.” After five months working with paediatric dietician Jessica, who runs the Childhood Obesity Clinic 4 Kids in Springwood, Luke’s weight is down to 91 kilos and the previously introverted teenager has found a new confidence. “I praised Luke with food,” Jill says. “If he wanted anything, I didn’t want to say no, I just let him have it. I work 12-hour shifts and his father works eight hours a day. We’re both tired and couldn’t be bothered cooking, so we’d just get Maccas.” Jill and her husband take full responsibility for their poor food choices, but even when they tried to eat well, they fell prey to deceptive marketing.




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“I had no idea when you buy the 99 per cent fat-free yoghurt and let the kids have two or three, that the sugar content and kilojoules were so high,” Jill says. “I don’t have time to go around the supermarket looking at every goddamn packet.” Misleading food marketing is a powerful element of Australia’s obesogenic environment – one that encourages overeating and under exercising and is reinforced by individuals, society, business and government. Obesogenic products, such as energy dense foods and drinks, passive forms of entertainment like television, computers and video games, cars and labour-saving devices, are ubiquitous. A complex interplay of these environmental factors, combined with genetics, has led to Australia’s current obesity epidemic.

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I HAD NO IDEA WHEN YOU BUY THE 99 PER CENT FAT-FREE YOGHURT AND LET THE KIDS HAVE TWO OR THREE, THAT THE SUGAR CONTENT AND KILOJOULES WERE SO HIGH. I DON’T HAVE TIME TO GO AROUND THE SUPERMARKET LOOKING AT EVERY GODDAMN PACKET. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, adult obesity has risen to 63.4 per cent from 61.2 per cent in the past four years. However the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children (aged five to 17) has remained at 25.3 per cent, the same level as 2007-2008. But while childhood obesity levels appear to have plateaued, a nation with one in four children classed as overweight or obese is of great concern. Jessica, who works with obese children as young as 13 months up to 17 years, isn’t convinced there’s a plateau. She deals with obese children with life-threatening health problems on a daily basis and believes the marketing of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food specifically to children should be banned. “I ask parents, when you were a child, did you have children’s foods? Why do we have children’s yoghurts, children’s cereals?” she says. “I get really angry and upset, especially about the garbage sold in school tuckshops. The schools are choosing money over your child’s health. I’ve analysed a school tuckshop twice and they had so many fridges of flavoured milks, slushies, chocolate muffins, chocolate biscuits. There should be no soft drinks in schools; no drink other than water. “There are children who die from complications associated with morbid obesity and you just don’t hear about it. They go to

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sleep and they don’t wake up; their heart can’t keep pumping. One 15-year-old child with a BMI (body mass index) of 61 was admitted to hospital very shortly after we saw him. We’ve got children who’ve been on CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines at night due to obstructive sleep apnoea since they were five.” Jessica’s dietary approach is simple: fresh, whole foods in modest portion sizes, few processed foods, full-fat dairy products, wholegrains and cereals, and only two treats per week. She also advocates one to two hours of physical activity per day. Naturopaths John Tobin and Jessica Gaunt from Living Valley Springs Health Retreat at Kin Kin also advocate fresh, whole foods and shun processed foods and sugar, but differ from Jessica Lee in one important aspect: they say weight problems stem not only from too much sugar, but from too many grain-based foods and refined carbohydrates like breads, crackers and pastas, which convert to sugar in the body. “One of the biggest causes of childhood obesity is excess carbs and sugars in really refined forms,” says Jessica Gaunt. “Children have them quite frequently during the day and particularly at night time. Or they have a patisserie nearby and go straight there after school.”


The naturopaths and dietician agree on one thing: fat isn’t the demon it has been made out to be. The proof is, so to speak, in the pudding. “The levels of obesity have skyrocketed since the low-fat revolution of the 1950s,” says John. “The problem was, when they took the fat out of the food, it lost its flavour. So to increase its appeal, they added a lot of sugar.”

BIG PROBLEMS • The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australians has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years. • Today in Australia, more than a quarter of the adult population is obese and another 40 per cent overweight. • According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and more than 40 million children worldwide under the age of five were overweight or obese in 2012. • A BMI (body mass index) equal to or greater than 25 is classed as overweight. A BMI equal to or greater than 30 is classed as obese. • One in three Australian women is overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy. The mother’s BMI at the start of pregnancy is the best predictor of their child’s future weight status. • Obesity and its associated disorders pose a major risk to Australian society in increased costs for health care and ancillary services, and lost productivity. In 2008 the cost was estimated to be $58 billion.

Government recommendations advocate eating grains and cereals every day and limiting saturated fats, but John believes that paradigm is shifting. “In our pre-Industrial Revolution diet, the fats we ate came from animal products, eggs, domesticated dairy and meats, though they were often leaner. Looking back, we weren’t all dying of cardiovascular disease.” Jessica Gaunt cites the benefits of breastfeeding in thwarting potential weight problems in children, pointing out the role played by the satiety hormone leptin, which tells the brain when enough food has been consumed. A 2009 study published by the US National Library of Medicine found that leptin, which is found in breast milk but not in formula, can help prevent obesity and affect food preferences and intake in adulthood. While discrepancies in dietary advice exist between government health authorities, dieticians and naturopaths, there’s one thing everyone agrees on: the more exercise we can get in, the better. “Output is equally important as diet,” says John. “I’m seeing a definite shift, trying to encourage us to be more active again. I think as a general rule, we are having bigger wins there. Unfortunately, with the foods choices, we’re still on the back foot.”

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EMINENCE CITRUS LIP BALM $45, 8ml. Available at The Spa, Noosa Springs, Links Drive, Noosa Heads. 5440 3355 or noosasprings.com.au SOTHYS LIPSTICK in red $49.50, 3.5g. Available at Lagoon Day Spa, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Ocean Drive, Maroochydore. 5450 9565 or lagoondayspa.com.au LA PRAIRIE EYE AND LIP PERFECTION PORTER $180, 15ml. Available at Aqua Day Spa Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, 14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 5449 4888 or sheratonnoosaresort.com/spa SAYA ROOIBOS + ALOE VERA EYE SERUM $25, 15ml. Available at Watermelon Red, Shop 5, Peregian Boardwalk, 224 - 226 David Low Way, Peregian Beach. 5448 1452 or watermelonred.com.au or Saya Factory, Shop 6/41 Gateway Drive, Noosaville. 5473 0257 or sayaskin.com

FRANKIE WASHBAG from $24.95. Available at Watermelon Red, Shop 5, Peregian Boardwalk, 224 - 226 David Low Way, Peregian Beach. 5448 1452 or watermelonred.com.au

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THE MANE ESSENTIALS GOLDWELL DUAL SENSES $24.95, 150ml. Available at smyths inc, Islander Resort, 187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. 5449 8877 or Shop 2/52 Noosa Drive (off Hastings Street), Noosa Heads. 5447 4422 or smythsinc.com KEUNE SUN SUBLIME OIL $22, 125ml. Available at Strut Hair & Beauty, 21 Beach Road, Maroochydore. 5443 5605 or struthair.com.au



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Laguna Bay absolutely twinkles on a sunny day and its aqua allure must surely be some spiritual, healing thing. I CAN’T STOP STARING at it. No wonder this pretty playground is a magnet for healthy lifestylers and holiday dreamers. It’s not every day I get to walk along the Noosa Main Beach boardwalk. I’m on my way for a rather decadent local treat. It’s a stunner of a day, so a stroll down ‘paradise path’ seems the ideal way to start my pampering experience. The Aqua Day Spa is where all of the therapeutic magic happens at the Noosa Sheraton Resort & Spa. It’s aptly named: water has been revered since ancient times, for its remedial ability to promote good health and wellness. The spa entry is via stairs at the Sheraton lobby. A relaxed sense of holiday mode has already started to infiltrate as I make my descent to the spa’s reception desk. Fresh, smiling faces are there to greet me. These lovely ladies obviously pride themselves on what they do. As experts in one of the world’s most exclusive brands, they work in a beautiful environment, under the rooftop of one of Australia’s most desirable hotel destinations, and are only steps away from that sparkling allure of Laguna Bay … their joy and class are palpable. I am shown through to the change room where I have my very own locker and a plush, white robe and slippers to change into. I am feeling totally pampered already. “We will see you back at the Relaxation Room. Take your time,” whispers my therapist, Sandra. Imagining a life of royalty, I savour the moment for a while, daydreaming already. Thankfully, time is not the keeper in here. Comfort and own pace of mind are encouraged. Lucky, lucky me. 112


WHERE IS IT? Aqua Day Spa, Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads. To make a booking call 5449 4777 or email aquadayspa@sheraton.com WHY IS IT SPECIAL? There is a lovely combination of staff pride, exclusive brands, holistic approach, stunning location and worldclass charm. The Aqua Therapy Centre is a great facility to relax and enjoy too, with or without a treatment. WHICH TREATMENT WAS ENJOYED? La Prairie Caviar Firming Facial (90 minutes), which costs $220. Treatments can be preselected by you or advised by your therapist. FINAL TIPS? Make a day of it. You can book a morning mani/ pedi, pop out for lunch in Hastings St and return for an afternoon treatment too. It’s a great gift idea. There’s even a couple’s room, so your partner can enjoy the pampering with you. WORTH THE WAIT Aqua Day Spa is undergoing a revitalisation as part the final stage of a Sheraton Noosa’s Resort & Spa refurbishment. The new design and palette embraces the natural beauty of Noosa and captures the colours and essence of coastal living. Soft lighting, natural fibres and textured finishes add to the sensory spa experience creating an intimate and relaxing retreat for visitors and a natural harmonious flow from start to finish.

I follow a golden light to the Relaxation Room. It is visually tranquil and I help myself to slices of fresh fruit and a cleansing ginger and lemon tea. (Their tea was so delicious, I have since replicated it at home, but it doesn’t come close.) There is a comprehensive selection of pampering treatments including aqua therapy, which adds the holistic dimension to the menu. Choosing the luxury of bathing in the Aqua Therapy Room is a great way to warm and soothe any body tension. The water jets trigger different acupressure points, to stimulate circulation and relaxation. I am told that when enjoyed regularly, aqua therapy followed by a treatment will assist in boosting a holistic wellness. On my next visit, I will do as the Romans do and sink into warm, bath bliss before my treatment. The staff here swear by it. Today, I’m here for a facial, but not just any facial – a La Prairie Caviar Firming Facial, one of the most luxurious treatments on the planet. Sandra has picked out a skincare range to match my skin status. This Caviar Luxe collection promises to instantly firm, lift and smooth skin. And it does. Really. I’m glowing and my spirits have been truly lifted. This is the best facial treatment I have ever had. I’m slow to depart. This spa experience has been my luxury escape to a calmer world. It’s an absolute gem. aquadayspanoosa.com FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more images of Aqua Day Spa..

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Pareidolia is the phenomenon of seeing distinct images in unrelated objects. FOR SOME, IT MIGHT be elephants in the clouds or Jesus’ face on a burnt piece of toast. For Clairy Laurence it happens to be a unique piece of artwork in a lump of clay. “I’ve been working with clay for years in a variety of different ways,” Clairy says. “It still never ceases to surprise me what can be made from what really is just refined dirt and mud.” Clairy is the creator behind Brisbane-based Pareidolia Ceramics which specialises in sculptures and unique home wares. While Pareidolia is only 12 months old, Clairy has been involved with pottery her entire life. “Ever since I can really remember I knew I wanted to be a potter,” Clairy says. “My mother and grandfather were both ceramicists and my mother especially was an art potter which really appealed to me. At 17 I finished school and did an apprenticeship as a potter and went on to study further in various aspects of the work like glazing techniques and art therapy.” After years working in the semi-corporate ceramic industry with a charity organisation, Clairy will be the first to tell you she had burnt out. “I was working in a teaching role and it wasn’t an easy position by any means and I guess for me something was missing,” she says. “It was definitely scary throwing away a steady job, security and not having that income guaranteed but in retrospect it was something I needed to do.” >

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Clairy’s ability to self-analyse, sometimes with brutal honesty, is no doubt a key creative factor in her work. It allows her to convey a sense of emotion through her sculptures which might otherwise be missing. “I guess in many ways it was very self-indulgent to follow my own artistic dream but once you take that step everything changes,” Clairy says. “Everything just slows down a bit. My lifestyle has completely changed and it is really rewarding.” Art Nuvo in Buderim is showcasing Clairy’s work, particularly her Little Babes creations. These unique pieces feature cute, whimsical characters, many with a subtle dark side. “I have always had a kind of death wish,” Clairy laughs. “It’s just something that has always appealed to me. I like playing with cute characters and skulls or flowers and dead birds. You know I’ve often thought if you have too much sugar you need that little salty edge to go with it and I guess that’s what I try and convey through my work.” Clairy creates solely for the purpose of expression. Her work is not to fill orders, reach a quota or make her rich, it’s simply the result of what she sees in the clay. It is pareidolia in its purest form.

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through my career so far. If you are always striving for perfection you will always be disappointed.”

Clairy says she tries to use the challenges the process throws up in a positive way rather than letting them hold her back. “I like to work with the 80 per cent rule,” she says. “The work only needs to be 80 per cent there and the other 20 per cent keeps you striving forward on the next piece.” Clairy aims to do two exhibitions a year but that is seemingly as far ahead as she has thought in terms of Pareidolia Ceramic’s future. She accepts there is a business side to Pareidolia, but for her it’s always been about producing meaningful work that she can be proud to showcase. “It is a case of so far so good really,” she says. “There seem to be a lot of people interested in what I am doing at the moment and to be honest I really wish I knew why. It is kind of in my nature not to think too far ahead and that is a bit of a weakness sometimes from a business perspective. “I don’t really like to do custom orders for that reason,” Clairy says. “I have done them before, but I really like to work when I don’t know the outcome of the product. I find it’s just a more all-round organic process if I can create in that way. I’d even take it a step further and say the piece has to work or I won’t put it out there.” Clairy says a piece’s aesthetic appeal and the atmosphere it creates determined whether it saw the light of day. While the exhibition world may seem a harsh place for an artist with Clairy’s selfanalysis and reflection, she revels in it.

“I do have to put my business hat on every now and then just to make sure things are heading in the right direction. I am really happy with where Pareidolia is for now but would love to road trip some work to Melbourne.” There is something that can be learnt from Clairy’s journey so far – when the world burns you out, perhaps it’s time to start looking for things hiding in unlikely places. Clairy’s work will be featured in the By Hand and Heart exhibition from November 22 at Art Nuvo Gallery, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or artnuvobuderim.com.au

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“I’m a very introverted and shy kind of person but I really do like showing my work,” Clairy says. “A wise person once told me ‘nothing is ever finished’ and I guess I’ve carried that with me


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Presenting our “Artists of the Month” for the next quarter




John Pointon

Richard Bogusz

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Open daily 10 - 5

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Eye candy. Food for the mind and soul. Take a moment to peruse some of the finest works of art from some of the best galleries on the coast this season. UMBRELLAS BY THE SEA BY ELISABETH LAWRENCE Oil on canvas, 810mm x 1100mm, $2450

Oil on board, 203mm x 254mm, $400 unframed

2 SUNUP SUNDOWN BY ANGE LEECH 2013 Stop motion still image

1 JANUARY 1 PAULINE ADAIR where Art Nuvo Gallery, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or artnuvobuderim.com.au

2 SIMPLY SUMMER Discover Elisabeth Lawrence’s fresh style of contemporary Australiana painting at her highly anticipated solo exhibition of large, vibrant and quirky oils that evoke the pleasures and memories of an Australian summer. when now to January 10 from 10am (closed Sunday and Monday from December 24 to January 1) where Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, 138 Burnett St, corner Townsend Rd, Buderim. 5450 1722 or tiffanyjonesfineart.com.au 118


4 3 ASPECTS OF ME Creative and innovative, De Greer-Yindimincarlie is a full-time Aboriginal artist and entrepreneur who continually conceptualises new works, techniques, educational resources and designs in styles ranging from paint, digital media including augmented reality, textile design, film, music and print.

This exhibition will present stop animation films and a collection of Ange Leech’s puppets, film props and sculptural works inspired by living and working in remote desert regions and the eastern Goldfields, WA.

when December 17 to January 18 where Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, 5420 8299 or gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

when now to January 25 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, Riverside , 9 Pelican St, Noosa. 5329 6145 noosa.qld.gov.au/whats-on-nrg


5 JOOLIE GIBBS: FLOOD LANGUAGE 2 Flood Language is a response to increased flooding activities due to extreme weather as part of the climate change phenomena, forcing a re-think of humanity’s relationship with nature. when now to January 25 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Noosa. 5329 6145 noosa.qld.gov.au/whats-on-nrg


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SOVEREIGN SEAHORSE BY TINA COOPER Hand-blown glass, 630mmH x 250mmW, $3500


6 JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS / AUTUMN/WINTER 2000–01 Collection: Kyoto Costume Institute / Photograph: Takashi Hatakeyama

Future Beauty explores the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present. One hundred unique garments are drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, ranging from the classic and elegant to the outrageous. when now to February 15 where Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. qagoma.qld.gov.au/futurebeauty

7 TINA COOPER: 25 YEARS IN GLASS Come celebrate Tina’s milestone in her journey to glass blowing. Her new exhibition showcases her latest creations and honours her fantastic journey in this craft. Can we now claim her as a master? We’ll let you be the judge. when now onwards where Tina Cooper Gallery, 93 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 8110 or tinacooper.com

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ELEPHANT II BY DI KELLY Original watercolour on canvas under perspex,

FISH SKELETON BY TED MORAN Cutlery and re-purposed metal 3200mmH x 4000mmW, $250

900mm x 1230mm, $1750

TRANQUIL HAVEN BY JOHN POINTON Oil on board, 360 x 710mm, $3600

8 SUMMER EXHIBITION An inspiring range of statewide artists’ works, plus local handcrafted furniture and original jewellery all waiting for you at Hearts and Minds Art’s large gallery space overlooking Noosa Marina, a perfect setting for a perfect summer exhibition. when now to autumn (open daily) where Hearts and Minds Art, Noosa Marina, Parkyn Crt, Tewantin. 0418 108 299 or heartsandmindsart.com.au

9 DISCOVERY Be enthralled by the depth of original fine art in this mixed collection from exquisite etchings to oils; precious porcelain to bronze; hand-blown glass to intriguing leather masks! A journey of discovery and delight awaits. when January 1 to 28 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au

10 KENDALL In a blaze of colour, Kendall travels the world creating her colourful, lush, vibrant paintings. when January 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au 120


13 11 HOT OFF THE PRESS January is the time to restock the gallery and exciting artworks, exquisite craft and furniture available includes Peter Hudson, Barry Smith, Gary Myers, Ted Moran, Noela Mills, Mieke Van Sambeek, Paul Margocsy, Jody Gilchrist, Matty G, Ron Turner, Randy De Graw and John Muller. when January 3 where Gary Myers Gallery, upstairs Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. 0427 526 965 or garymyers.net.au



FEBRUARY 13 JOHN POINTON John’s first solo exhibition in 1971 sold out in 90 minutes and the following year his second exhibition of 24 oil paintings took just 40 minutes to sell out. He hasn’t looked back since. when February 1 to 28 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au


Workshops, forums, seminars and on the ground discussions offer opportunities to interact, participate and learn in this experiential showcase.

Portrait works in clay and plaster by Jean Paul Zilliacus: a sculptural representation endeavouring to capture the true character of personalities who will be instantly recognisable as Maleny locals.

when January 28 to March 15 where Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. 5420 8299 or gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

when February 8, 4-7pm where Gary Myers Gallery, upstairs Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. 0427 526 965 or garymyers.net.au


An exhibition of Raku fired vessels expressing the transformation of the Australian landscape through naturally occurring events. when February 11 to March 22 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Noosa. 5329 6145 noosa.qld.gov.au/whats-on-nrg

16 JOANNA BONE: IN DEPTH Inspired by found objects from the seashore, including seagrasses, sand dollars and other marine creatures, glass artist Joanna Bone has revisited her childhood love of pattern and repetition in this new body of work. when February 11 to March 22 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Noosa. 5329 6145 noosa.qld.gov.au/whats-on-nrg

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Representing a selection of fine artists from the Sunshine Coast region and throughout Australia. Artworks include paintings, ceramics, sculpture, glass, leather masks and unique gifts. Art on Cairncross Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny, Qld. P. 07- 5429 6404

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MARCH 17 RICHARD BOGUSZ Richard’s narrative paintings, now presented in exhibition standard frames, come from his vivid imagination depicting young girls in colourful dresses happily interacting in a topical paradise full of exotic plants, birds and animals. when March 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au

A fun take on a nautical theme and a chance to show off artists’ diversity in painting, sculpture and jewellery. Featuring Peter Hudson, Barry Smith, Gary Myers, Ted Moran, Noela Mills, Mieke Van Sambeek and Jody Gilchrist. when March 7,  5-7pm where Gary Myers Gallery, upstairs Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. 0427 526 965 or garymyers.net.au


This exhibition shows precisely why Nan Paterson is renowned for her nude studies. Wonderfully sensitive renditions in both drawings and oils include an array of unframed charcoals and pastels, as well as rare silverpoints.  

To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary (2014 – 2018), Caloundra Regional Gallery is showcasing local World War I stories, photography and visual narratives enabling the regional community to explore local stories and reflect on the cost to local people of World War I.

when March 3 to 29 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au

when March 26 onwards where Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. 5420 8299 or gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


A Puppet Project Ange Leech

In Depth Joanna Bone

26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

12 February - 22 March 2015

A collection of stop animation film, sculptural works and puppets created by sculptor Ange Leech. Inspired by living in remote desert regions and the goldfields of WA.

Inspired by found objects from the seashore, glass artist Joanna Bone creates a sense of depth and layers which invite intimate observation and quiet contemplation.

Ange Leech, Stop motion still image (detail), 2013. Joanna Bone, Urchin (detail), 2014, blown glass and Image: Ange Leech. cold worked, 17 x 19 x 19cm. Image: Aaron Micallef

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The sun begins a new day in dramatic fashion as it rises high above the dancing blue expanse of Sunshine Coast sea.

“We located to the Sunshine Coast to nurture a more rewarding work-family balance. Our daughters have since moved onto their own life adventures, but we have family and friends visiting us all the time now that we are close to a beach,” Ken says.

OLD WOMAN ISLAND sits on daily duty as Mudjimba’s off-shore guard. The fresh, green canopy of Alex Forest blows in the breeze.

They had previously invested much time into their agriculturebased business, providing nutritional services for the beef and dairy industries for Australasia. Trudy says before finding the Alexandra Headland home, they had moved house several times.

Uninterrupted coastal views are hard to come by in the real (estate) world, so when Ken and Trudy Rich saw an Alexandra Headland property listed for the second time since living on the coast, they jumped. Their love affair with their dream property became a live-in arrangement at the end of 2007. Ken says they originally moved to Buderim from Bowral with their daughters Zoe and Claire.

“The nature of our work meant that we did live inland and had to move a few times. Ken was required to travel to most rural parts of Australia, as well as off shore to China and Indonesia. He was away from home a lot,” Trudy says. The family lived in the home for almost two years to get a feel for it before tackling a punishing renovation schedule. >

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Trudy says they wanted to incorporate their favourite items of furniture. “Ken found some lovely pieces during his travels and there are items we have kept from previous homes. They bring warmth and character to our home, with fond memories of our past,” she says. The interior style reflects Ken and Trudy’s lifestyle and attitudes: hospitable and warm, casually understated with discreet elements of luxury and comfort. From the front door, calm seeps in. Generous proportions of natural light, space and flow are refreshing. Sunlight casts pretty highlights across polished timber floors. A timber stairwell to the upper-level steps up through the entrance space without interrupting views through to the kitchen. A decorative aluminium screen aesthetically divides the foyer and kitchen, which also provides glimpses of the living area. Folding glass doors open up onto the north-facing deck to reveal those precious views. “A freshen-up was needed, but nothing too hard to maintain. We wanted to transform the original ‘shell’ into a more modern, fresh and open-plan living space: definitely still family-friendly, inviting and comfortable,” Trudy says. Ken says the home needed fewer walls and more floor space. “By re-claiming the original large deck area outside, we were able to extend on the dining-living area inside to optimise the views,” Ken says. “We literally stripped the house back to its bare bones. It was an empty shell. At that point we knew we needed expert advice to transform our vision back into livable shape.” They collaborated with local interior designer Eileen Middleton of Eileen Middleton Interior Design. Eileen says Ken and Trudy had strong ideas of what they wanted, but needed help with how to achieve it. She had the perfect solutions for them. “The revised layout offers much larger open-plan living,” she says. “The space was carefully divided without compromising on that magnificent view. Everything from the cabinetry and light fittings to fabric selection and surface finishes has been selected to blend into the space rather than feature.

The kitchen is the central hub of the house and it is a clever installation – so clever it won Eileen Middleton Interior Design the Australian Kitchen Design of the Year award. Trudy says it is practical and fun. “Actually, lucky for us, our girls love cooking, so whenever they come home to visit they take over in the kitchen and we do as we’re told. It’s a fun contribution by all,” she says. Every little detail, finish and fitting has been considered to harmonise and accentuate the views. It’s a very big abode for two, but considering the three-level, four-bedroom home is a popular base for family and friends, Ken says it was re-designed to cater for everyone. “Entertaining is a great joy in this house. We want our guests to feel at home with their own sense of space, although everyone still gravitates to the kitchen,” Ken says. Trudy says the lifestyle the home affords them is wonderful. “We are very happy living here and can’t see ourselves moving for a long while,” she says.

“The neutral palette works in harmony with the surrounds, while black-steel tracery creates contrast against the gentle colour scheme. The interior style is contemporary with classic overtones and a beautiful balance of Ken and Trudy’s own flair.”

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Zepel UV pro outdoor fabric priced from $65/m. Available at Carole Tretheway Design, Shop 8b, Arcadia Walk, Noosa Heads. 5447 3255 or ct-design.com.au

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Aztec hanging planter from $32. Available at Elements at Montville, 38 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville. 5478 6212 or elementsmontville.com.au

Malawi African chair $550, 850mmH. Available at Chloe & Grace, Shop 2, 5 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 5449 7756 or chloeandgrace.com.au

Kas cushions from $34.95. Available at Domayne, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, 11 to 55 Maroochy Boulevard, Maroochydore. 5452 1400 or domayneonline.com.au

Timber stool $POA. 450mm H. Available at Jared Holmes Furniture By Design, Unit 3, 35 Project Avenue, Noosaville. 0424 438 810 or jaredholmesfurniturebydesign.com or Hearts and Minds Art, Noosa Marina, Parkyn Court, Tewantin. 0418 108 299 or heartsandmindsart.com.au

Mozi ceramic bowl $9.95, 1150mm diameter. Available at Giddy and Grace, Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny. 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com

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Brenda Marshall linen $20. Available at Local Labels, Shop 16, Bay Village, 18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0403 087 412

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When Cass Deller ditched a high-flying, highpaying corporate job to follow her creative dream, her accountant desperately tried to talk her out of it. AS RETAIL DESIGN manager for a huge corporation, she was at the top of her field and enjoying all the accompanying financial benefits. But there was one small problem – Cass hated her job. Having originally studied interior design to “do something creative”, she had found her creative spirit quashed in the world of spreadsheets and bottom lines. Luckily, she ignored the accountant, and went for it – because today, only one short year later, her creative talent has not only come to life but is thriving. Cass Deller Design, based at Noosa, creates exquisite custom stationery, textiles and original watercolour illustrations. As soon as Cass returned to study graphic design, she knew she had found her calling. “It’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “From day one, I just felt ‘this is what I’m meant to be doing’.”


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FROM DAY ONE, I JUST FELT ‘THIS IS WHAT I’M MEANT TO BE DOING’. the Sunshine Coast with her husband Brent. Specialising in hand lettering and calligraphy, Cass’s one-off stationery designs are in high demand, particularly within the thriving wedding industry. She is also excited about launching a pre-designed stationery range, which will aim to capture the essence of some of her most popular creations. Although she didn’t particularly set out to target the wedding market, her unique design style, which she describes as “really feminine, free-flowing, bright and happy”, perfectly fits the bridal bill. She also designs corporate logos for businesses – many of whom happen to be wedding professionals, such as photographers and caterers. “It’s funny how I attract wedding clients,” she says. “The response to some of my designs has been overwhelming. I think it’s because the style of my designs suits that industry. It’s very pretty, and with the hand lettering and calligraphy – that hand-drawn 132


element is what people are going back to now. Because everything is so computerised, people want a hand touch. “That’s what I’m finding all over the place now. And my style is quite versatile.” Versatility is certainly a word which aptly describes Cass’s work. She combines lettering, watercolour painting and graphic design skills to create her trademark pieces. “I guess that’s the edge I have – not everyone can hand letter, and do calligraphy; they probably have to outsource it. And some of them can do calligraphy, but they can’t then take it on to the computer. “I would say I have two parts to what I do: my lettering, which is very flowy, very free-formed, natural and organic; then I have the watercolour. I’ve always been passionate about watercolour, and it really started to come to life when I studied graphic design and I

used it in my design. It was something that was really unique.” Having been blessed with naturally good handwriting, Cass’s hand lettering and calligraphy skills are entirely self-taught. “I see lettering as picking up a pen and writing words,” she says. “Throughout school, everyone used to get me to write things, and I can always just change my writing if I feel like changing it. But when people say ‘can you teach me how you letter’, I always get stuck because that’s just how I write.” Calligraphy, she explains, is different to hand lettering because a specialised pen is used, and there are certain techniques which can be learnt. However, says Cass, it’s all about the “flow”, which involves many hours of practice to “find your style”. Once the lettering for a piece of stationery or illustration is complete, it’s scanned into Cass’s computer, and she puts her graphic designer cap on. “I take it into a different program where I can outline it, change the colour, move it around, and fix little mistakes,” she says. She employs a similar process with her watercolours, scanning the completed paintings into her computer, where she can “play around” with the images to suit her design. Always having painted watercolours, Cass is relishing being able to incorporate this medium into her design work. “I always used to paint bright summery things,” she says. “That’s just what I’m naturally drawn to. Over time I started experimenting with watercolours, and found that I love the way the water combines with the paint; it’s so unpredictable and freeflowing. It’s almost like it doesn’t have any limit.

“Also what I’ve been experimenting with lately is using watercolour as the actual lettering; I think that’s a really beautiful trend at the moment.” In fact, Cass’s floral watercolours have been so popular, they will be printed on a range of swimwear for a new custom swimwear company, who snapped up Cass’s designs to launch their new online store. Cass sees the Sunshine Coast as the perfect home for Cass Deller Design, with the beach, the people, and the colours of the coast being major inspirations for her work. Born in Adelaide and raised in Brisbane, Cass spent every January during her childhood in Noosa on family holidays, and now officially rates it as her “favourite part of the world”. It’s no surprise, then, that she has recently opened a new design studio there, in conjunction with Brent, a barista trainer who will operate a boutique coffee ‘brew bar’ from the same premises. She plans to keep following the creative direction which has so far served her well. It would be interesting to know what Cass’s accountant thinks about all this now, but it’s unlikely that Cass has given it a second thought. “I just love what I do,” she says. “Wherever it takes me, I’ll go with that. Money doesn’t make you happy, and I just want to do something that makes me happy. I’ve always been like that. “So when I found this, it felt like I’d hit the jackpot.” FOR EXTRA SALT visit saltmagazine.com.au to see more photos of Cass and her work or visit artnuvobuderim.com.au

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Plink. Whoosh. MY SUNGLASSES HIT the water and disappear into the blue. The sailboat powers on, carried by a tempestuous wind. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly care. I really liked those glasses, how they looked and what they did to protect my eyes, but at this moment I care not a jot that the glasses took a flying leap and left me. I am in heaven, sailing this day on Pumicestone Passage, and such a trifling will not put a cloud on my sunny disposition. In her grand plan for the southern Sunshine Coast, Mother Nature must have looked at Golden Beach and decided it the perfect spot for people to take a little chill time. In her wisdom, she bestowed bountiful calm water.



The northern tip of Bribie Island is almost touching distance away and, like a big brother, throws a protective screen in front of pretty Golden. Bribie takes the pounding waves, leaving the tides and the breeze to massage the sands of Golden Beach. It seems to be the perfect arrangement, and creates the perfect playground for nonmotorised water sport fun.

Back on the Golden side of the passage, Carl gives a rundown on how to drive the Hobie catamaran. Hobies are renowned for being the easiest sailing vessel around. A person who has never known the thrill that comes with being powered by the wind can easily get a Hobie moving with some sort of directional control.

Carl and Nicky Trocki at Golden Beach Hire love this little stretch of paradise and are experts at helping others find ways to enjoy it. They give a free rundown on how to use the vessels they hire out and I get to play with today.

And what a thrill that is. The sensation of getting the angle of the sail just right, when the wind licks at it and picks it up, is second to none. Getting the hang of the ropes and the rudder is intuitive, and on a pretty day when getting pushed along on a fresh breeze, it feels like nothing else in the world matters.

Kayaking is first on my list. I confess that I love a little paddle. I like how light kayaks are to manoeuvre, and I like that I can be in control of how fast and where I go. I love the silence pocked with slip-splashes and being able to peer through the liquid looking glass into what lies beneath as I slide on through.

The catamaran scoots along at a pleasing pace for my adrenalinloving heart on this fine day, and tacking and jibing works well in the southern journey. Heading back north on the Passage was a little more challenging, but an adventure is no fun without a little test or two.

I also love the physicality of it – and that with kayaking a person can either exert themselves or mosey along a bit and still get where they want to go.

Golden Beach is the perfect spot for sailing and kayaking, custommade for families. The gentle slope on the beach makes it a great spot to park cabooses and watch those adventuring. The calm waters are great to learn all sorts of paddle and wind activities, and the tidal current provides just enough variety to throw out some challenges.

The stretch of water between Golden Beach and Bribie Island opposite Gold Beach Hire’s spot is interesting, featuring currents, sand bars and a pretty vista. In fewer than 15 minutes – or longer if your pace is more languid – across the passage my feet are nestled in Bribie sand. A five-minute walk via a little bush track and a deserted and unpatrolled surf beach stretches out like a smorgasbord for the eyes. It would be the perfect place for a picnic or a beach walk, but a second tier to my adventure beckons.

After a couple of hours of fun powered by paddling and the wind, the calming effect within is palpable. I may have lost a pair of sunnies but who needs them? I can see clearly now. An hour of paddling in a single kayak is $15; an hour of sailing the Hobie cat (with free instructions) is $60. Golden Beach Hire, next to the lighthouse, The Esplanade, Golden Beach. 0401 657 830 or goldenbeachhire.com.au

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CLIMATE No wonder it’s called the Sunshine Coast, with an average of seven hours of sunshine daily (one of the highest amounts in the world). Summer (December to February) days are always popular with visitors with an average temperature between 17°C to 32°C and an ocean temperature of 24°C. Temperatures in the hinterland can be several degrees cooler. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS December 13, 2014 to January 26, 2015. MARKETS Blackall Range Growers Market, 316 Witta Road, Maleny, third Saturday of the month (except January), 7am to noon. Caloundra Country Markets, 17 Buderim Street, Currimundi, every Sunday. Caloundra Markets, Bulcock Street, Caloundra, every Sunday, 8am to 1pm. Cotton Tree Street Market, King Street, Cotton Tree, every Sunday, 7am to noon. Eumundi Courtyard Village Market, 76 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, every Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm. Fishermans Road Sunday Markets, Fishermans Road, Maroochydore, every Sunday, 6am to noon. Kawana Waters Farmers’ Market, Stern Street, every Saturday, 7am to noon. Maleny Market, Maple Street, every Sunday, 8am to 2pm. Nights On Ocean, Ocean Street, Maroochydore, second Friday of the month from 5pm. Noosa Farmers’ Market, AFL Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville, every Sunday, 7am to noon. 136


EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Police, Coastguard, Rescue......................000 Poisons Information Centre...............131 126 Ambulance Transport........................131 233 TRAVELLING DISTANCES Brisbane to Caloundra........................ 100km Brisbane to Mooloolaba...................... 105km Brisbane to Nambour......................... 110km Brisbane to Noosa ............................. 148km Noosa to Montville............................. 56 km Mooloolaba to Maleny........................ 41km Caloundra to Kenilworth..................... 77km SURF SAFETY PATROLS (Times vary between 7am – 5pm) Year round 7 days/week Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach, Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, Dicky Beach, Kings Beach. TO STAY SAFE AT THE BEACH REMEMBER: Too much exposure to the sun can cause serious damage to your skin. Make sure whenever you are going in the sun that you take adequate precautions. SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK AND SLIDE Slip on a shirt (preferably a long-sleeved shirt). Slop on the sunscreen (+30 reapply as needed). Slap on a hat. Seek some shade. Slide on wrap around UV protective sunglasses. It’s also a good idea to avoid direct exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day – between the hours of 10am and 3pm – and try to take advantage of shade when possible.





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