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YOUR FREE SUNSHINE COAST LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE SPRING 19

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IS BORN OF THE PUREST PARENTS, THE SUN AND THE SEA” PYTHAGORAS

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FROM THE EDITOR

THE JOYS OF SPRING SHAWN RAVAZZANO COVER PHOTOGRAPHER My husband Adam (who was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast) and I are based on Maui where we photograph weddings, portraits and ocean art. We enjoy sunrises and sunsets and raising our kids in Hawaii, and keeping close ties to the Coast where we return frequently to visit our family. You can view our wedding and water photography at loveandwater.com, and purchase Sunshine Coast and Hawaii ocean art imagery at lovewaterart.com. ON THE COVER This image was photographed at sunrise at Kawana Beach on a cold winter morning. What I remember most about taking this picture was the sound of the shells crunching beneath my boots and the crisp, refreshing offshore breeze that picked up as I crouched down to capture the photograph. The peachy morning pastels and salty air are what I love most about Sunshine Coast winter mornings.

Another mild Sunshine Coast winter has flown by. Many of us have already consigned our jeans and jackets to the back of the wardrobe (did we even really need them this season?), the smell of sunscreen is again in the air, and there are even fruit mince pies in the supermarket (really, Coles!?). Like autumn, spring on the Sunshine Coast is not so much a season as a brief buffer between our long summer and our short winter. But it’s still one of my favourite times of the year. The sun is rising earlier and it’s easier to get out of bed. The longer days are enticing me away from Netflix and it’s warm enough to dip my toes in the ocean. The sun isn’t blistering (yet), so it’s a good time to get outside. And that’s exactly what we are encouraging you to do. We live in an amazing part of the world, but it’s easy to get a little stuck in a rut and spend your weekends at the same beach or park, eating at the same cafe and walking or cycling on the same tracks you always do. (I’ve spoken to Caloundra residents who rarely go north of Currimundi Lake and Noosa locals who don’t venture south of Peregian!) I have my own comfort zone too, but I also love hearing about

and then heading to parts of the region I don’t normally get to. If you need some inspiration on where to go and what to do, you’re in luck – Candice Holznagel and her hubby spent the perfect spring day on the Sunshine Coast recently, and Candice is sharing her itinerary over the page. I hope her little adventure gives you some ideas. One stop I’d encourage you to take on your next Sunshine Coast adventure is to Glass House Brewery. But before you do, read all about it on page 54. In other news, this issue I’ve been chatting to Marina Passalaris about her Beautiful Minds program. Marina’s work with young people is truly profound (her story is on page 40). Leigh Robshaw has been catching up with two new residents – opera singer Tobias Merz and contemporary dancer Fiona Jopp, who’ve left behind successful careers and big stages to settle in Maleny (their story is on page 32). And Linda Read meets Noosa Regional Gallery’s director, Michael Brennan, a man with some big plans (see page 110).

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Meeting Tara at the new community art space Vive Pachamama in Nambour. She has recently returned from South America and I have just written a book about living in South America, so we had an instant connection. It was one of those fun, crazy moments where creative souls collide briefly before drifting off to the next adventure.

Feeding the wild dolphins at Moreton Island as the sun set. The sky was a magnificent mix of purple and orange hues; the salt water calmly lapped at my knees. Dolphins have always fascinated me and to have one of these majestic creatures gently nuzzle fish from my hand is an experience I will never forget.

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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 8 DAWN TO DUSK The perfect spring day on the Sunshine Coast

20 BACK TO LIFE We discover there’s a lot to love about Nambour

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PEOPLE 30 PROFILE Yogita Ridgley

32 PURSUIT OF PASSION Tobias Merz & Fiona Jopp

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BOLD VISIONARIES

Jack Regan

40 ROLE MODEL Marina Passalaris

86 BOLD VISIONARIES

IS BORN OF THE PUREST PARENTS, THE SUN & THE SEA. PYTHAGORAS

Peter Petzold & Lydia Dalle Nogare

106 ARTIST Farley Cameron

93 BEAUTY

110 OFF THE WALL

Skin deep

Noosa Regional Gallery

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94 GREAT ESCAPE Paradise on our doorstep

TASTES

100 ON THE INSIDE

50 NOSH NEWS

104 HOMEWARES

Food news and ideas

Perfectly polished Fresh start

54 TABLE TALK Glass House Brewery

58 RELAXED RECIPES

LOVESTRUCK

Piccolino

64 A PERFECT MATCH

62 SALT CELLAR

Damien Buckley & Mark Davidson’s dream day

The natural selection

68 I DO Wedding day treats

LIFE 70 FASHION Spring is here

90 PAMPER AND PREEN Katie Lawrence & Co 6

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28 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Things to do and see

STAPLES 16 SECRETS ONLY A LOCAL WOULD KNOW Hidden gems to discover

44 GOOD READS Turn the page

46 OUR BACKYARD Inspiring snaps of our region

98 ATTRACTIONS Touristy treats that locals love

114 ART DATES Galleries you must visit

119 ANTIQUES & ART 120 MAP

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FEATURE

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DAWN TO DUSK WORDS CANDICE HOLZNAGEL

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Pumicestone Passage (PHOTO: Krista Eppelstun)

Geordie Lane Antiques & Tea Rooms (PHOTOS: @eat.lovetravel)

THE WATER IS still, a deep-ink blue that surrounds me in all directions. It’s as if the world has stopped and I’m the only person aware of its beauty. The stillness and silence is calming, almost surreal. The gentle slap of the paddle gliding through the water interrupts the moment and my thoughts dissipate in sync with the ripples beneath me. My husband, the captain of our kayak, quietly motions towards the distance. The sun is making its first appearance for the day, peeking above the horizon and sending a warm glow across the Sunshine Coast. Caloundra’s Pumicestone Passage becomes liquid gold; pretty pink and purple hues skimming across its surface. Trading my warm bed for an early rise is justified in this very second. 10

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The writer and her husband at Gerrards Lookout

This pristine channel of water guides us to the tip of Bribie Island. The water is surprisingly warm, the sand soft, as we drag the kayak onto the beach. If we hurry, we may capture the last moments of the sunrise from the deserted stretch of sand across the island. Making our way across the sand dunes, through the undergrowth and purple blooms of coastal morning glory vines, we emerge onto the wide beach. The only evidence of human life is in the remnants of the ageing World War II northern search lights. I throw my head back and breathe in the early morning beauty. These are the moments that remind us exactly how lucky we are to live in such an exquisite part of the world. With spring dawning, and a need to reconnect with the natural environment following a dull winter, we are choosing to spend the day exploring the region. From the coast to country, the next stop on our itinerary is the lush green hinterland.

MID-MORNING It is 10am as our car rolls into the gravel car park of Geordie Lane Antiques & Tea Rooms. An unassuming and rambling cottage, Geordie Lane is perched above the Montville-Maleny Road tourist stretch and offers views across the valley. It is the creation of Allen Long and his jubilant English wife Susan, and home to one of the best Devonshire teas on the Sunshine Coast. (Trust me, I’m a scone and cream connoisseur!) It is Susan who – laden with teacups, pots and a tray of delicious-looking goodies – bursts through the wooden

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Cilento Park (PHOTOS: Anastasia Kariofyllidis)

It really is the stuff of storybooks – moss-covered stones, trickling brooks and a cool, damp atmosphere.

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doors onto the deck. “Enjoy, enjoy,” she enthuses in her thick accent. “You can’t come here without eating some of our scones. Tell me what you think of the tea!” The tea – green with toasted rice – warms my belly with its nutty flavours. Now content, we take some time to explore the rooms that overflow with hidden treasures. Dusty books, rich jewellery and fine cups and saucers spill from shelves and cabinets. “We’ve been here 20 years,” Susan says. “We absolutely love it.” This is obvious in the pair’s hospitality and wide, welcoming smiles. We bid goodbye to the lovely Maleny couple and continue onwards, taking in the million-dollar views from Gerrards Lookout. Within half an hour we drive into one of the Sunshine Coast’s oldest townships. Nestled between the hinterland and coastline, Nambour is now a melting pot of retro bars, cafes and retailers. It is also home to a relatively unknown waterfall, or so we hear.

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Maroochy River (PHOTOS: @eat.lovetravel)

We’ve been told this hidden spot is tucked away behind Cilento Park at the end of (surprise, surprise) Waterfall Road. As we trek through the green space, all is quiet. If you take the path to the left from the park, within minutes you will find yourself standing on a rocky ledge, some distance above the falls. Never one to miss a thrill, my husband scampers across the rocks to the edge and peers down. “We need to go that way,” he says, pointing behind me to the trees. We follow the sounds of rushing water and continue downwards through the forest and, within five minutes, reach the bottom. We take in the tranquillity. It really is the stuff of storybooks – moss-covered stones, trickling brooks and a cool, damp atmosphere. Snapping a few obligatory photos, we trek back, stepping out into the warm sunlight. Dunethin Rock

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Noosa National Park Peregian section (PHOTO: @eat.lovetravel)

MIDDAY It is now after 12pm and we are heading east on an empty, quiet road when we spot a sign for Dunethin Rock. “Why not?” hubby asks and steers the car down the narrow Pearce Drive. Visitors are provided with two options – take the right fork along Dunethin Rock Road or continue along Pearce Drive towards the Scout’s camping grounds. Most opt for the right, but I’ve heard there is a secret lake further down, so we take the latter route. In the early 1900s the lake, which forms part of the Maroochy River trail, was used for a watersports festival. Tucked discreetly behind dense trees, opposite the campgrounds, the lake is now known to few. We spy a jetty leading towards a pontoon and I eagerly hit the concrete path. I stop dead in my tracks as a red-belly black snake slithers across my path. My instincts go against everything I was taught 14

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as a child growing up in north Queensland, and within a split second, I turn and run. “Snake! Snake!” Sure, I wanted to reconnect with nature, but not like this. My husband says he has never seen me move so fast. Visibly shaken, I insist we continue on to Dunethin Rock. The sun is high, the sky blue as we stand atop the majestic rock. Suitable for all levels of fitness, it’s a short hike to the boulder, which boasts views across the river, cane fields and northern mountains. The Sunshine Coast Council’s Adventure Sunshine Coast lists Dunethin Rock as a landmark tourist destination. Meaning ‘place of swimming trees’, its name reflects the region’s timber-logging past when logs were rafted down the Maroochy River in the 1860s to this point, and then loaded onto boats bound for Brisbane sawmills.

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T This is the spot. The 500-metre walk will lead us to the open beac beach, but first we must navigate acro the boardwalk and along across wind winding tracks. Vegetation, incl including native banksias, close a in around the heathland walk and I’m reminded of the delicacy of the coast’s ecosystem. I close my eyes for the m moment and breathe in the sa air. Wallum frogs croak salty fr from the wetlands and birds s soar above. We hear the waves b before we see them, and as we rise over the dunes, we are wit the most beautiful sight. rewarded with Thi section i off the h beach b h is i isolated i l This and we share the spot with only a couple of other people. Feet and mind a little weary from the adventure-filled day, I slip off my Havaianas and dip my toes into the salty bath. There is nothing quite like some vitamin sea to refresh the soul.

DUSK Coolum’s Third Bay (PHOTOS: @eat.lovetravel)

AFTERNOON Turning the car back onto Yandina Bli Bli Road, we travel onwards towards the coast. Our tummies rumbling, we decide to stop in at the picturesque Peregian village. It’s just what I need – a little retail therapy, a scrumptious lunch at Pitchfork and a glass of champagne to calm the nerves following my reptile encounter. We chat about our experiences thus far and it is then that my husband points out we are close to some great little beach walks. We had heard about a local secret nearby and so, armed with a much-needed latte, we jump in the car and head south along David Low Way. Slowing the car as we approach the Coolum State High School turnoff on Havana Road, we follow the Way for another 500 metres until we spot the little car park on the left. The only notification is a green wooden sign that reads ‘Noosa National Park Peregian section’.

The blue sky is starting to dim as we drive towards our final destination of the day. Coolum’s First and Second bays are favourites among tourists and locals alike for their beauty, but it is the area’s less known Third Bay where we choose to while away the final hours of this wonderful Saturday. Accessed by an 85-metre trail through the Yaroomba-Coolum Foreshore Bushland Conservation Reserve, this secluded rocky enclave is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a late afternoon picnic. With so many lovely areas to make our own, we roll out a fringed round beach towel and settle in to enjoy the views. Never one to sit still for long, my husband makes his way towards the ocean where he explores the rocks and watches as fishing boats bob around off-shore. I close my eyes and allow my other senses to take over – sound, touch, smell. The mindfulness hack centres me. Blinking, I tap into my sight in time to enjoy the spectacular sunset behind the bay. Gold hues descend over the Sunshine Coast. The perfect end to the perfect day.

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SECRETS

PHOTO: Anastasia Kariofyllidis

Grace Kovac from PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY CLINIC knows skin. Grace has owned the exclusive beauty clinic for more than 17 years, where she and her team offer a range of non-invasive services such as microdermabrasion, antioxidant peels and oxygen treatments for a range of skin issues including rosacea and sensitive skin, acne and sun damage. What we really love about her clinic, though, is that Grace’s techniques and treatments are tailored just for our Queensland climate, and the damage that it can do to our skin. She has also developed a range of skincare products, called Ocean Muse, suited to her clients’ needs. The range uses native Australian botanicals that are full of antioxidants and vitamin C to replenish tired skin. The products are lightweight and easily absorbed. Professional Beauty Clinic is at suite 4, 5 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 0410 681 250 or professionalbeautyclinic.com.au Map reference M13

The MOOLOOLAH BMX TRACK has just received a $6000 upgrade, and it has never looked so good. Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club received the funding from the council and quickly went to work resurfacing the track. The club has members aged from three to those in their sixties, including plenty of female riders, but you don’t have to be a member to enjoy the dips and curves as the track is open to all. 141 Mooloolah Connection Road, Mooloolah. Map reference L19

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SPA ANISE at Spicers Tamarind Retreat is one of the region’s most luxurious escapes, but you don’t have to raid the piggy bank to treat yourself to some spa luxury – for just $50 you can access the Spa Anise hydrotherapy facilities. Once you book in and secure your locker, we recommend you slide into the mineralised spa that overlooks the rainforest, or zone out in the steam room before enjoying a rain shower. After an hour of total relaxation, recline on the deck and order from the herbal tea menu. Of course, if you have a little more time and money, Spa Anise offers a range of treatments including massages, body wraps, facials, pedicures and loads more. Jump on the website to check out the full menu and book. Spa Anise is at 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny. 1300 194 086, spicersretreats.com/retreats/ spicers-tamarind-retreat/spa-anise Map reference K17

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BLACK DUCK GALLERY is a new independent space that knows the importance of taking some creative time out from life. Local and visiting artists can book in for a seven- or 10-day retreat, where they can immerse themselves in their art practice in an open studio. The public is invited to head along to see the artists in action, giving artists a chance to host workshops or sell their work. Black Duck also offers artist-inresidence programs, which give artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell artworks, and connect with the public. Black Duck Gallery is at 20 Collins Road, Yandina. 0414 701 578, facebook.com/blackduckgallery or blackduckcottage.com.au Map reference L15

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Our libraries aren’t just full of books. At the SUNSHINE COAST AND NOOSA LIBRARIES, membership is free and you can access books, movies, music and toys, as well as use computers and take advantage of free wifi. The Sunshine Coast Council runs eight libraries from Beerwah to Coolum as well as two mobile libraries. Noosa Shire Council operates two libraries – in Cooroy and Noosaville. All libraries run events and author talks, technology workshops, plus events for children and teenagers, and generally they are very affordable, or even free. So keep an eye on their websites and take advantage of this wonderful resource. library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au

We all know EUMUNDI MARKETS is a Sunshine Coast institution, where you can buy everything from soap to ceramics, homemade clothes to arts and crafts, and food, glorious food. But the markets are also a great place to catch musical performances from the likes of Andrea Kirwin, Alisha Todd, Juzzie Smith, Shannon Carroll and Craig Atkins. Head to the ‘what’s on’ page at eumundimarkets.com.au to find out who’s playing at upcoming markets. 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 7106. Map reference L14

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Paint? Tick. Wine? Double tick! If you’d like a different way to socialise during spring and you have a creative itch you need to scratch, THE ART HUB’S PAINT & SIP events are for you. These classes are all about having fun and enjoying the process, rather than creating a masterpiece. Just book in with a friend or two, BYO your favourite wine and The Art Hub does the rest. Check out the website for upcoming classes and events – but be warned, spaces are limited and they do sell out quickly. The Art Hub also offers wine-free classes for adults and children, as well as hosting children’s parties. 19b/11 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. 0447 799 878 or thearthubsc.com.au Map reference O19

It makes our hearts sing at salt magazine when we see bookshops opening rather than closing, so we were thrilled when we discovered THE LITTLE BOOK NOOK in Palmwoods. It’s a delightful space in a great spot, close to coffee shops and with plenty of space to sit and read your newly purchased books. Owned and run by Kay Nixon, the store specialises in children’s titles but grown-ups will find some titles to read here too. Little Main Street, Palmwoods. 0431 750 033 or search for The Little Book Nook on Facebook to find out more. Map reference L17

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FEATURE

BACK

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ROUGH & CUT OPALS The Opalcutter, Montville

The Opalcutter, Montville

The Opalcutter, Montville

Contemporary Jewellery & Art to Love & Give Tara Sutcliffe with baby Ocean

COOL CATS IN dark sunglasses and hats are milling around C-Square in the heart of Nambour. Jazz is wafting out of four venues and there’s a palpable buzz in the air. It’s the weekend of the Nambour Winter Jazz Festival and one of its venues, The Bison Bar, is full to the brim with people relaxing on vintage couches as they tap their feet to the music. Retro cabinets laden with old lamps line heavily curtained walls and it feels as though we could be in a smoky New York jazz bar. But walk outside into Currie Street and we’re back in Nam. Once a bustling commercial centre, it’s no secret Nambour has seen better days. Darren Bailey is tall and thin with a friendly face, a courteous manner and slightly greying hair. His family has owned Nambour Book Exchange for 35 years, so he’s seen the town go through many ups and downs. Nambour was really rocking a few decades ago, he says, and he’d like to see it get its mojo back. “Back in 1985, Nambour was the hub,” he says. “It was the place to be. Sunshine Plaza wasn’t there and people didn’t go to Maroochydore. I like to err on the side of positivity – I want the shops above me to be full again. I’ve just signed a three-by-three lease, so I’ll be here for another six years at least.” His cavernous bookstore occupies a subterranean space that extends from Currie Street along Howard Street, all the way to Queen Street. It’s packed with more than 200,000 books in excellent condition, vintage magazines and collector’s items. When you pass the canary yellow door and venture down the stairs, you’re not quite sure what you’ll find, and that’s the magic. You could lose yourself for hours browsing through the impeccably organised bookshelves. The store is clean and bright and Darren is a generous host.

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Jazz at Switch Espresso Bar

“It’s more or less like a library,” he says. “People come in, give me a few books and go and grab another one. There’s not a lot of money to be made, but thankfully, my customer base keeps coming in. They come from as far as Brisbane and Gympie.” Darren’s not the only one hankering for Nambour’s halcyon days. Enthusiastic Nambourians have invested substantial time, money and ideas into reinventing the town. One initiative is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Activation Plan, a key pillar of which is the Nambour Heritage Tramway Project. Struggling to attract funding for a number of years, the tram plan is now back on track thanks to a donation of $1 million from Sunshine Coast philanthropists Roy and Nola Thompson. It’s hoped reintroducing this historic attraction will appeal to tourists. The proposed tram will be a 600-millimetre gauge, solar-powered, electric-battery model, so it won’t require electric overhead cables. It is believed it will be the only one of its kind in the world running on a heritage rail line – a world-first for the Sunshine Coast. As you stroll through the heart of Nambour, along Currie Street and down Howard Street, the tram tracks are a feature you can’t miss, hinting at the sugar cane days of old. Chatting to various locals and store owners, I receive a mixed response about the tram’s potential to reinvigorate the town. Some are enthusiastic, others are doubtful. Another initiative is Reimagine Nambour, a project that has brought together government, community and business leaders to mastermind a strategy to unite and uplift the town. External consultants are creating a formal action plan to strengthen Nambour’s economy by finding out which businesses should be enticed to the town to best service the needs of the community and create sustainable, long-term economic activity. While it’s not a council initiative, Mayor Mark Jamieson and Councillor Greg Rogerson have committed $25,000 each towards the project, while Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, secured $50,000 under the Building Better Regions Fund. A town flourishing with cultural diversity and creative talent, Nambour certainly has an identity all its own. Set in a valley 22

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with pretty mountain views in all directions, Petrie Creek winds its way through the town like a sleeping snake, with Quota Park and Petrie Park set along its banks. Nambour is quirky and eclectic and, in recent years, has embraced a retro vibe. There are vintage stores, antiques stores and op shops dotted around the place, harbouring bargains and treasures from bygone eras. You’ll find a handful of op shops along Howard Street, as well as the Old Ambo, an ambulance station that has been rather brilliantly converted into an art gallery space. Another Howard Street highlight is Backbeat Records, which sells vinyl albums for as little as $5 each. The store’s walls are plastered with music posters and paraphernalia and it’s a delight to flip through the records and remember the tactile thrill of buying a record, before everything went digital. Ah, the good old days. Nambour seems to have one foot in the past and one foot pointed towards the future, and that’s what we love about it. Backbeat Records is easy enough to find – just look for the hot pink Jimi Hendrix mural on the exterior wall above the store. Which brings us to another defining feature of Nambour: its street art. Dozens of murals, from the David Bowie mural at the Royal George Hotel by Sunshine Coast artist Ian Scorey, to Ross Holloway’s incredible tiger mural on Price Street, the beautiful murals at C-Square and the bus stop adjoining the

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Ian Scorey’s mural at the Royal George Hotel

train station and a stunning mural of a girl holding a hose by Jenny Saunders in Howard Street, the Nambour Street Art Trail is reason enough to visit the town. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in Queensland. The annual Street Art Festival, held in October, was the brainchild of Nambour newcomer Lorraine Taylor and fellow Nambour local Cherry Powell. Lorraine has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 20 years but calls herself a “newbie” as she moved to Nambour just three years ago. She runs a charming pastel-hued 1950s-style ice-cream and pancake parlour in Queen

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Street called Sprinkles, which she’s had for 18 months. “I came here to buy a house because the prices here are phenomenal,” she says. “I went downtown and I felt the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m a sign writer and along with Cherry, we organise the Nambour Street Art Festival as a way to give Nambour a lift. We achieved 16 big murals last year and this year we’re aiming for another five. We don’t do political or dark

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Lorraine Taylor

murals, just happy themes and environmental or conservation themes that will build the town up. Last year we had people from all over the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and New Zealand attend. “It’s a community event and we’ve had businesses all over the Coast support the festival. Basically, the Sunshine Coast community stepped up to help Nambour. We have so many people drive through Nambour to see the street art. I want to help develop the uniqueness of this town.” Lisa Fry is another local identity who has been working towards an improved Nambour. She grew up here, then moved to Melbourne to study. Having lived away and returned, she has a sense of Nambour’s untapped potential. “When I came back to Nambour I thought, oh my god, this place is Brunswick Street waiting to happen. But that was 25 years ago! My personal opinion is we have way too much commercial real estate and I think that once it becomes commercially viable to turn that into residential real estate, it would break it up around town a bit. I believe strongly in living in town. We’re on the train line, which is mooted to be duplicated, and it’s actually a really nice town. When you get up on top of C-Square, it’s a 360-degree view of mountain ranges. We’re surrounded by lush hills, we’re 10 minutes to Maroochydore and 10 minutes to the hinterland. It’s a really good spot. “Retail is never going to be what it was. That’s a global issue; it’s not unique to Nambour. I had a real estate agent show me lots of properties around town – there are some gems, 1950s exposed timber, beautiful staircases. They’re crying out to be done up.” Lisa is a member of the Nambour Chamber of Commerce and says Nambour is a great family town. “I love Nambour and as a single mum of teenage kids, my daughter can walk to school and my son can hop on the bus and go to uni,” she says. “My kids were going to a private school on the coast and my daughter said, ‘I hate it here, I want to go to Nambour high school’. She loves it and is thriving there. She likes the diversity. She’s not being scaffolded; she’s more independent, able to make friends. She has learnt a lot about how some people live and she’s 24

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Ross Holloway’s Price Street mural

performing better there than she was at the private school.” Lisa believes the key to creating a new Nambour worthy of its glory days is having more people living in the abandoned stores in town – perhaps creatives who live upstairs and work downstairs – and shifting the focus to industries other than retail, such as agribusiness. She also likes the idea of galleries and art spaces, which would not only beautify the town, but also attract visitors. A new community art space, Vive Pachamama, recently opened in Queen Street. It offers art classes on Mondays by donation, as well as art therapy classes with Cindy Parker. It has been set up by sisters Tara Sutcliffe and Tamarind Croft, who owns Wilga, the bespoke designer clothing store next door. Tamarind’s gorgeous handmade clothing designs are sold through her store in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, and this is her second store. The day I visit, Tara is minding both stores with baby Ocean and dog Tofu to keep her company. “There’s a lot of new energy coming into the place,” Tara says. “I really enjoy Nambour because you get a bit of everyone. The people are really interesting. They’re honest and real.” Queen Street is a pretty street to explore, with hippy stores and jewellers, vintage clothing and the acclaimed Husk & Honey gluten- and grain-free cafe. A relatively new cafe attracting a lot of interest is Nambour Social, on the corner of Currie and Lowe streets. It gets rave reviews on Trip Advisor and people drive from all over the Coast for its excellent food and coffee. Then there’s Switch Espresso Bar at C-Square, which is about to start

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Petrie Park

comedy nights, and plenty of other local stalwarts. Just upstairs from Switch Espresso, on level one of C-Square, is the wonderfully refurbished Majestic Cinema. It’s another Nambour gem, offering blockbusters and new release films for less than you’d pay at other cinemas, as well as one-off screenings and documentaries. Sharing level one with the cinema is a bit of a cult favourite with locals – Urban Fiction, the Sunshine Coast’s only dedicated comic store. It hosts weekly Dungeon & Dragons, board games and video game tournaments at Level Up Lounge and also buys and sells comic collections. It’s geek central – and we mean that in the nicest possible way. Nambour has a lot going for it. The Queensland Garden Expo attracts thousands of people to the town each year in July. Tramfest brings people together for food and music under the stars on the third Saturday of every month, and there’s always something fun happening around town, so keep an open mind and if you get lost, just look for the tram tracks.

To learn about Nambour’s history, pay a visit to Nambour Historical Museum in Mitchell Street. The name Nambour is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘naamba’, which referred to a local flowering plant native to the region and was the name of an Aboriginal campground on the site of the current Nambour Showgrounds. It was originally called Petrie’s Creek after Tom Petrie who, in 1862, cut down 200 red cedar trees with the help of local Indigenous men. The area now known as Nambour was first settled in 1870, by Mathew Carroll. William Samwell, the area’s second selector after Mathew Carroll, took up his selection of 1625 acres in 1870, with the northern road to Gympie being the eastern boundary. In a letter to the Department of Lands in 1872, Samwell called his property Nambour, in the locality of Naamba country. In 1890, Post Office records first used the name Nambour instead of Petrie’s Creek. Reference: Nambour & District Historical Museum.

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OCT 4-6 FIBRE ARTS FESTIVAL This new festival offers practising fibre artists, budding artists and hobbyists a place to meet, connect and share their ideas and skills. There are loads of workshops where you can learn or refine your skills in basketry or macrame, crocheting or felting, dyeing or jewellery making and so much more. You’ll also find live entertainment, cultural performances and market stalls at this inclusive and welcoming festival. when October 4 to 6 where Maranatha Recreation Camp, Yandina visit fibreartsfestival.com.au

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FOREST MARKET Bloomhill Cancer Care now hosts the Forest Market at its Wellness Centre on Buderim’s Ballinger Road on the first Saturday of each month. Parking is not a problem – a shuttle service runs from the post office every 15 minutes. Pick up spray-free produce, gourmet goods, crafts, jewellery, hot food, coffee and more. All proceeds from stallholder fees are donated to the Wellness Centre to help it support people on the Sunshine Coast to live well with cancer. when October 5 where Bloomhill Cancer Care, Buderim visit facebook.com/sunshinecoastforestmarket

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KENILWORTH ARTSFEST The Kenilworth ArtsFest showcases paintings, sculpture, ceramics and poetry from Sunshine Coast artists. Established in 1997, the festival is a competitive event and the works are high-quality and varied. All artworks are for sale. Winners will be announced at the presentation night, which is on October 4. ArtsFest is a must-see event for lovers of art on the Sunshine Coast. when October 4 to 7 where Kenilworth Hall visit kenilwortharts.org.au 28

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CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Top Australian musicians join international artists and emerging talent at this huge four-day festival. Missy Higgins, the Baby Animals, Kate Miller-Heidke, Resin Dogs, Wendy Matthews and Grace Knight are just a few of the big names that will take to the stage. This is more than a music festival – it’s a celebration of food, arts and local culture in beautiful beachside Caloundra. when October 4 to 7 where Kings Beach visit caloundramusicfestival.com

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OCT 12 OPERA IN THE CASTLE Sunshine Castle regularly hosts concerts by the Underground Opera Company and the next one is on in October. The castle’s great hall will host this unique opera experience, which features some of Australia’s finest voices. With audiences limited to 100, this promises to be an intimate experience for all. Canapes are served in the castle courtyard during the interval. when October 25 to 27 where Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli visit sunshinecastle.com/opera-atthe-castle

YOGAFEST YogaFest is an annual event that celebrates the art, science and joy of yoga. Some of the nation’s most experienced yoga, dance, music, health and wellbeing teachers come to the Coast to offer workshops, classes and presentations. There will also be plenty of market stalls to browse, plus you can purchase delicious, healthy food and drinks to keep you going all day. when October 12 where Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina visit yogafest.com.au

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Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day event, with various family, social and sporting activities for all fitness levels. Festival events include Noosa Charity Golf Day, Noosa Breakfast Fun Run, Titan Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim, Noosa Superkidz Triathlon and the Tingirana Special Triathlon. There is lots to see and do for competitors and spectators in one of the nation’s favourite tourist destinations. Even if you’re not a runner, head along and cheer on the competitors. when October 30 to November 3 where Noosa and surrounds visit ap.ironman.com

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Enjoy music, entertainment, dancing, educational stalls, creative workshops, roving entertainers, a fire show, fairy stalls and yummy food at this family-friendly event. There will also be a maypole, fire twirling, a community feast on the Saturday night, plus speakers and workshops. This festival aims to celebrate the good things in life, spending time with family and friends in nature. when November 1 to 3 where Gympie Showgrounds visit beltanefire.com.au

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The Imperial Hotel Eumundi will host the inaugural Offbeat Music Festival, which will kick off at noon across five stages. Offbeat, which boasts headliners The Beautiful Girls, promises to be a bit quirky and unexpected. Other performers include Vaudeville Smash, Oka, Kallidad, Blues Arcadia, Ayla, Fragile Animals, DJs, cabaret and loads more. Offbeat Musical Festival is an 18-plus event. when November 2 where Imperial Hotel Eumundi visit imperialhoteleumundi.com.au

BJORN AGAIN 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Bjorn Again is celebrating 30 years and ABBA fans are invited to the party. Established in Melbourne, this tribute act is now world famous, having performed more than 7000 shows in 100 countries. At this show you’ll enjoy not just ABBA’s biggest hits performed to perfection in a lavish production, but also a healthy dose of parody and stage theatrics. when December 6 where The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra visit theeventscentre.com.au

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PROFILE

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“TRAVEL ISN’T ALWAYS pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.” This quote from Anthony Bourdain is one of Yogita Ridgley’s favourites because it encapsulates the essence of her life story. Sitting on a park bench in London in the bitter cold on a September night in 2012, Yogita was more than 16,000 kilometres away from home when she finally found herself. While watching a young girl fall off a swing and start crying, Yogita was transported back in time to when she was eight years old and her English teacher had ordered her to stand on top of her desk after failing yet another spelling test. No matter how hard she tried, Yogita couldn’t get the letters to make sense in her mind. On this day, the spelling test had been for 20 words. She didn’t get a single one correct. 30

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While standing on the desk, she was openly mocked and laughed at by her fellow classmates. This was a moment in time that was forever seared into her mind and changed the course of her life for the next 30 years. Determined not to let any weakness show from that day forward, Yogita became an expert at hiding her dyslexia – she later found the name for what it was she was experiencing – and began to suppress her personality in order to lay low and fly under the radar to avoid being in a situation like that ever again. After moving from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast in 2005, Yogita went on to run a successful accommodation business while raising her two daughters. “From the outside I had the perfect life,” she says. “I had the attractive husband, the beautiful children, a nice

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house on the water and drove a nice car while running a successful business. But when everyone else was sleeping at night, I would be awake wondering why I didn’t feel successful. Why I wasn’t happy with this ‘perfect’ life.” Overcome by depression and the inner talk that had become so negative over decades of telling herself she was not enough, Yogita says she felt compelled to escape and booked a 10-day solo trip to London. It was there, sitting on a bench in a quiet park, that she confronted a past that had seen her build emotional walls to block out anyone from getting too close to her. She had never followed her passion, to write and become a speaker, and always did whatever pleased those around her, rather than looking out for her own happiness. Thanks to Yogita’s emotional breakthrough, she cried for two hours on that park bench. On her return to the hotel, she felt like a new woman. “I felt like I had been carrying 10 kilos of emotional baggage around and someone had finally lifted it off me,” she says. “After that, I made a promise to myself that I would take a solo trip to a new destination every year.” Each time she ventured off overseas, Yogita discovered more of her authentic self and became more comfortable in her own company, no longer afraid of the inner voices that told her she was not enough. “Solo travel is a form of meditation without you realising it,” she says. “You are not distracted by bills to pay, or customers to please or work to complete. You are not trying to entertain a family member or friend who is travelling with you. You are not in your own head all the time. “You are truly in the present by being in a location that’s unfamiliar and new. Solo travelling allows you to swap your emotional baggage for holiday baggage.” Inspired to unleash her inner storyteller, Yogita began writing a blog, Traveling With Me, Myself And I, and soon found people from around the globe reaching out to thank her for sharing. This prompted the creation of a business under the same name and the chance to venture into the realm of public speaking, featuring as a speaker at a number of national and international conferences and inspiring others to travel in order to find themselves. Finding that she gained so much more from her travel

experiences once she had overcome her limiting beliefs, Yogita has turned her passion into purpose and is now a mindset mentor and coach for women. She offers workshops and retreats as well as travel advice and bookings for when they are ready to embark on solo trips of their own. “What I teach my clients is the opposite to what I did. So you don’t have to make the same mistakes as me; I have done that for you,” she says. “I went travelling to escape my life and found a glimpse of my true self almost by accident and that was the catalyst for me to work on myself. “I work with women on mindset before they go travelling. Anyone can go solo travelling, but not everyone will come back changed for the better from the experience. By doing the inner work, you are prepared and open to learning everything you can about yourself while you are travelling. “One of the reasons I am so passionate about travelling is the journey always teaches me something new and I can now give my clients the opportunity to experience that for themselves.” Yogita says solo travelling can get a bad rap in terms of safety, but as a travel expert with many miles under her belt and partnerships with a range of tour companies around the world, she says a lot of it comes down to common sense. “The same rules apply when you are overseas as for when you are at home. So if you wouldn’t normally go out until three in the morning, don’t do it when you are in an area that is not familiar. “I encourage women to travel with must-have items in their handbags and there are many tips, including a must-have list before they embark on any solo travel, on my website.” The thrill, the freedom, the expansiveness that comes when women give themselves permission to take that important time out for themselves is what Yogita loves seeing the most through her work. “Women are natural nurturers, so it’s hard to leave our husband, partner or children, even if it is for a short while. But empowered women make better mothers, better wives, better friends, better everything for that matter. Once you have unleashed the power of your authentic self, you become the woman you were born to be. “I give you your wings, so come fly with me.”

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THE SUNSHINE COAST is a world away from the dynamic performing arts scenes of the cities they’ve inhabited since they met in the Netherlands 15 years ago, but Tobias Merz and Fiona Jopp aren’t missing city life – well, not too much. Having moved to Maleny in June, they’re enjoying the thriving creative community they now call home and are feeling optimistic about a fresh start high in the green hills, away from the pollution, traffic congestion and cut-throat competition of the city. Both have excelled in their careers – he as an opera singer, she as a contemporary dancer – and now they crave a country home with a bit of land to tend and the time and space to dream up new creative ventures. When they’re not taking to the stage, they like to channel their creative energy into their home environment. At the time of writing, they’re in the midst of selling their Sydney home, which they poured their hearts and souls into before deciding – somewhat on a whim – to leave it all behind. “We like to design where we’re living,” says Fiona. “Gardening is my passion – my current hero is Greta Thunberg. The sustainable, responsible lifestyle is something I’m extremely attracted to. You can be off-grid here; you can’t be in the city. You can grow more than your own fill of vegetables and that’s definitely an ideal. “Sustainability is at the forefront of our minds,” says Tobias. “We’re very much into the whole plastic-free thing and we will be forevermore. We have the space to do what we want to do here, which you don’t really have in a busy, angry city. I don’t deal well with competition and pressure and it’s got worse as I’ve got older. I’ve realised it’s not necessary.” While they’re only in their thirties, they’ve both experienced a level of success in their fields that now allows them to choose the projects they’ll take on. They’re free to follow their domestic passions, as well as pass their art forms onto others. Tobias has been teaching singing for 10 years, and has recently opened the Hinterland Singing Studio, and Fiona is teaching dance through The Dance Academy, which runs classes in Maleny, Landsborough and Mapleton. “I want the teaching to be the core of what I do,” says Tobias. “I really enjoy teaching. I love seeing [the student] grow as a person because singing is very much connected with your confidence and your body and I really enjoy seeing people open up to become more aware of themselves through singing, which is lovely to see, especially in young people. It’s amazing what a difference it makes, something as simple as opening up your chest.” Tobias grew up in a musical family in New Zealand. “Music was an important part of my life. I started singing and it was never really

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a choice, it was just something I was good at. I had a jazz band as a teenager and started taking classical singing lessons. When that took off and I started winning competitions, I saw it as a ticket out of New Zealand. My parents are Dutch, so I went to Holland to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and the rest is history.” And what a rich history it is. His first job was with Opera Australia and he went on to work with the English National Opera, Opera North (UK), Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera (UK), Opera Della Luna (UK tour), Carl Rosa Company (UK tour) and The Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. Alongside this, Tobias kept up a two-man show Wine and What Ho! performing jazz and cabaret in bars in London. In this stellar career, a few highlights stand out. “I got to sing for Dame Joan Sutherland in London, which was lovely. I also remember the first time I sang in the Sydney Opera House in 2004. The curtain goes up, it’s my first job out of the conservatorium. Just walking up to that building, you feel a sense of awe; it’s just such a beautiful building. Another highlight was my first job with the English National Opera on the London Coliseum stage. It was such a buzz being in that gorgeous theatre, just feeling the gravity of everything that’s gone before you and being part of that.” Fiona had her own pinch-me moment on her first job as a contemporary dancer with the Michael Clark Company in London, when she was asked by one of the star dancers to learn her solo. “I was only 21 and I performed the opening solo of the night on the Barbican stage. Baryshnikov is a patron, Kate Moss was in the audience, the who’s who of the London scene are supporters. I was one of 300 people who turned up for an audition and ended up with a solo. It was absolutely career changing for me and totally spring-boarded everything else.” Growing up on the Gold Coast, she started dancing at age three

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and studied at the Gold Coast City Ballet, travelling to Europe at 15 to study at the Palucca School in Dresden and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she later met Tobias. They lived in London together for eight years before moving to Sydney in 2012, when Fiona was offered a job with the Sydney Dance Company. Her accomplishments include a role in the Australian production of The Lion King, film and music video appearances and numerous roles in productions with long-time collaborator Rafael Bonachela, artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company. Her first foray into choreography was a piece for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed 2015 season at Carriageworks. Tobias also composed a piece for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed season, where he shared the stage with dancers for the first time. “It was very exciting but also very nerve-racking,” he says. “The dancers are so beautiful and I felt like a huge sack of potatoes next to them. There’s a lot to live up to with these people who use their bodies so beautifully. As an opera singer, you’re trained to use your posture to sing, but I wanted to not stick out like a sore thumb and had to relearn how to carry myself.” This admiration Tobias feels for dancers extends, of course, to his wife and she returns the admiration in equal measure. “We’re so rubbish at each other’s art forms, so it’s lovely to be in awe of each other,” says Tobias. “There’s a constant ‘wow’ any time we see each other perform. It’s lovely to be reminded of what you’re capable of. Day-to-day living can be so drab and she’s magical when she moves.” “Likewise,” says Fiona. “It’s magic. It’s like a whole other world opens up. Hearing him sing with the Sydney Dance Company was transcendent.” They’re hoping to share their talents with the Sunshine Coast, not just through teaching, but through an event that attracts professional performing arts companies. “We want to help enrich the artistic life here,” says Tobias. “It’s already a vibrant, artistic place and we have some good contacts we could bring.” While this cosmopolitan couple admit they’ve found Maleny’s nightlife a little on the quiet side, they’re not complaining. “That’s what we wanted, a small community,” says Fiona. “You walk down the street and you can feel the community vibe. There are lots of cute markets. I guess what attracted us here is the strong arts community and the freedom to choose how our careers go, because freelancing in Sydney is very limited. It was an exciting idea to come here and create what we want to do, rather than fit into someone else’s idea of what we should be doing.” Visit Facebook and search for Hinterland Singing Studio or The Dance Academy.

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until I got to the Sunshine Coast that things started coming together properly though.” That’s probably because after arriving in Queensland, Jack quickly fell in love with the magic of the place – the scenery, the people, the community. So he decided to hang around a little while. “I got to the Sunshine Coast and just stopped,” he says. “I was like wow, this place is stunning and I wanted to take a bit of time to explore it properly so I got settled in. “I hooked up with some epic people and started focusing on The Globe Cutter. I found photographers, willing heads to get chopped and set off around the Coast to some of the places I wanted to see for myself. Then I did a haircut there. “I love being able to take nothing but my backpack and tools, a stool if I need it and just head anywhere to do what I love while meeting some awesome new people in the process. “Queensland is just so laid-back and relaxed. It’s beautiful. And I had to share that with the people back home, and with the rest of the world. I want to show off this place I’ve come to love.” So far, Jack has ticked off a cut on the rocks at Moffat Beach, by the waterfall at Gardners Falls in Maleny and out to Redcliffe Jetty. He has also showcased Noosa’s stunning Main Beach and National Park. “There is such a great barbering culture in London that doesn’t really exist here in Australia,” Jack says. “Instead it’s

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a bit of a chore sometimes going in for a haircut. So, I thought alright, let’s flip this on its head. Let’s create a different culture, one that matches this beautiful outdoorsy place, and let’s show people that having a haircut can actually be something pretty magical. “So, I’m taking barbering out of the barber shop and dropping it wherever I want to be at the time; like on a beach or the top of a mountain, or next to a waterfall,” he laughs. But more than that, Jack has big plans to turn The Globe Cutter into a true community project by connecting and collaborating with local business, community groups and other creatives. He also has plans for a space that will help him achieve all of this and “so much more”. “I want to show off the Coast and I want to mingle with the locals, share their stories, get them involved,” he says. “Whenever we do a video, we will head to a local coffee shop first and shoot that, or get footage of the shopfronts, the people and businesses in the area. The idea is to not only flip the barbering concept, but to create a culture around it too,” he says. “Get the tourism in it. That’s what the Globe Cutter is all about – cutting hair and showing off this awesome place we call home at the same time.” If you want to connect with Jack and get involved, you can find him on Instagram @the_globecutter

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BEAUTIFUL MINDS FOUNDER Marina Passalaris is proof that a meaningful life purpose can spring from hardship. Through the Beautiful Minds schools program and private workshops, Marina and her team – which includes mental health experts, movement therapists, psychologists and nutritionists – uplift and support thousands of Australian children and teenagers every year. “I have always felt this is my calling,” says Marina. “I struggled at school a lot as a young person. I had a wonderful family and lots of support but I had chronic acne and terrible anxiety and I struggled to find a place in my school. I was in one of the top private schools in South Africa and we didn’t have the support, and I thought, how do kids with no family structure and no support cope?” Marina and her family immigrated to Australia when Marina was in her early twenties. Her parents fell in love with the Sunshine Coast as soon as they arrived. While Marina is now based in Sydney, her family is still here and she calls the Coast home. Before she launched Beautiful Minds, Marina worked in the performing arts and modelling agencies. “I fell into a role of training models in grooming and deportment.” She worked for agencies in South Africa and Europe, as well as the Sunshine Coast. But she was concerned about the way young models were treated. Girls as young as 13 were struggling with mental health but no one was helping them. “I found that bizarre. No one was talking about mental health and no one was having conversations about things young people should be talking about.” From there, Beautiful Minds was born. While Marina has a background in counselling, Beautiful Minds “was about bringing in top experts” to deliver courses to girls. Today, Beautiful Minds delivers hundreds of workshops to thousands of young people around the country every year. “We’ve got 12 full-timers in the office and currently have 85 contractors,” she says. “Everyone who is involved is an expert in their field and the programs have been written by psychologists and parenting experts and have the tick of approval from the departments of education in every state.” As well as private workshops, Beautiful Minds runs school programs for boys and girls from grades five to 12 across the

country. Topics at the school programs vary depending on the age group and include body image and self-esteem, bullying, friendships and dealing with technology. “It’s great for parents to know we are not a fluffy life skills brand. We are delivering content that is safe and relevant,” says Marina. When she launched the workshops on the Sunshine Coast 16 years ago her focus was on helping girls, but for the past two years Beautiful Minds has also offered one-day workshops for preteen boys. “We realised boys had as many concerns as girls,” says Marina. The preteen (age eight to 11) girls and boys workshops give the young people a chance to talk about “friendships, confidence, self-esteem, decision-making, bullying and resilience. There is music therapy and movement therapy. It is a very dynamic, creative day that ensures their senses are activated.” For girls aged 12 to 17 there is a one-day workshop

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that is heavily focused on mental health, nutrition, skincare, confidence, friendships, body image, resilience and decision making. Beautiful Minds also offers three-day retreats for groups of boys and girls, where, Marina says, “they are immersed in nature. They have no access to technology. It is all about getting them to refocus, learning to be present, with yoga every morning and organic food.” Marina adds, “We are dealing with someone’s life and while they are in our hands we have the capacity to change the way they see themselves, and they’re walking away with tools and strategies to change the way they live.” As such, Beautiful Minds offers ongoing support to parents and the young participants. “When someone does a workshop they get after-care notes. We are also able to help young kids that need additional support – so if they need to see a psychologist we can then advise them.” Many young participants also volunteer to be youth leaders. “It gives them purpose and a feeling of value in community.” It’s this sense of value that we need now more than ever. “Anxiety has escalated due to increased use of mobile devices,” Marina says, adding that while social media and gaming were never a focus in Beautiful Minds sessions in the past, they are now big parts of the program. “We have a strong focus around helping people understand the importance of taking time out from devices.” Bullying too, has increased. “About 90 per cent of our kids are being bullied. It’s not going to stop until the schools and education departments do more. But they [schools] are not equipped to deal with it. They are not understanding this is a national problem. We know a lot of the time it’s not being handled correctly. We need a lot more in school.” She adds, “I think that as our society becomes more fast-paced, we become more impatient. We are more stressed, more time-poor. We have never been so connected but disconnected as human souls. There is such a disconnect 42

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CROSSINGS Alex Landragin | Pan Macmillan | $32.99 A Parisian bookbinder becomes the unwitting owner of a priceless trio of manuscripts, so of course he can’t help but read them. While the three stories appear totally independent of each other, they are connected in a most unexpected way. The first manuscript is a letter penned by the poet Charles Baudelaire. The second is a love story set in Paris just before it falls to the Nazis in the 1940s. And the third, the most bizarre and complicated of the three, is called Tales of the Albatross. It begins on a remote Pacific island in the late 18th century and follows Alula as she searches for her lost love. This is a truly unique book by a gifted storyteller, and while it is fiction, Alex Landragin weaves his stories in and around the lives of real figures including Baudelaire, Coco Chanel and Walter Benjamin. Crossings is a captivating, imaginative and intelligent read from a first-time novelist.

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I absolutely loved The Godfather films and the Corleone family. I read the books by Mario Puzo and was addicted to the films. Despite the heinous crimes committed by the Corleone family and the various other Mafia families featured, there was always a sense of real family and their lives appeared to run in an almost normal fashion. The centre of the Corleone home was the kitchen, a traditional feature of European families, where Mamma would put together a delicious feast at a moment’s notice. Many important, dangerous and frightening decisions were made around the table, which held mountains of fabulous Italian food. In this cookbook you can duplicate those meals – they’re all here! Not only are the recipes here, with a photograph of each one, but there is also a lot of information on The Godfather film series, and the place that each recipe had in the films. It’s a unique cookbook, offering delicious, do-able recipes.

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TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD – PETER TROY Libby Troy | $40 Peter Troy is an icon of Australian and world surfing. His travels and surfing tales are the stuff of legend. Peter left Australia in 1963 and roamed the planet with his surfboard as his letter of introduction. This new edition of the bestselling book written by his wife Libby Troy details much of that journey, largely in his letters home. Peter Troy passed away in 2008 but left a large legacy and great surfing memories behind. “I have endeavoured to sow a seed in the minds of those who may wish to venture out, and blaze a path into the unknown, yet lack the initial breakaway. And perhaps my ‘off the beaten track’ experiences here will inspire other young men to talk about such experiences, and then possibly set off themselves in search of their own particular ‘paradise’.” The first edition of this book was very limited so we are thrilled that this title is back in circulation. It’s a great read for anyone who loves to surf, and those who have a love of intrepid travel. Highly recommended.

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After discovering the health benefits of cacao husks, childhood friends and tea lovers Cherylea and Elaina started THE HUSK MILL. These healthy teas are preservative and caffeine free, and they taste great. THE HUSK MILL tisanes are made from cacao husks grown in Australia, and come in three different flavours – vanilla, rose and coconut. Cherylea and Elaina say their teas are like a grown-up hot chocolate but without the guilt. Sipping these teas is just like nibbling on quality dark chocolate. Shop online at thehuskmill.com.au

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We all know fish is good for us, but sometimes the idea of preparing a seafood meal can be a bit daunting. So the team at NOOSA JUNCTION SEAFOOD MARKET has made life easier for all of us. This place is so much more than fillets of fresh fish and pre-cooked prawns. The team loves good food and loves sharing advice on how to purchase and prepare the catch of the day. Noosa Junction Seafood Market has created a huge range of seafood mixes, pre-packed and ready-made meals for lunch or dinner. Try the delicious lobster mornay, which you just need to pop in the oven when you get home, or grab some of the seafood mix to whip up a spaghetti marinara. The barbecue-ready Thai-style marinated Moreton Bay bugs are also perfect for that summer barbie, plus there are soups and chowders and fish cakes galore. The shelves are also brimming with curry sauces, oils and dressings – the staff will help you decide which piece of fish to pair with which sauce or marinade. If you can’t get up to Noosa, pop into Fisheries on the Spit in Mooloolaba where you can also pick up pre-packed and ready-made meals. Noosa Junction Seafood Market is on the corner of Cooyar Street and Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads. 5449 2655 or noosajunctionseafoodmarket.com.au

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Filip Gubicza spends his days lovingly kneading, rolling and cutting gnocchi from his Noosa-based factory, which he then sells to the public and to local restaurants and retail outlets through his business HANDCUT DELI. The Handcut Deli range features eight gnocchi flavours, including potato, sweet potato, beetroot, and green pea and ricotta. Seven of these are organic and vegan, while three are gluten free. For those of us who’ve tried to make gnocchi at home, we know it can be temperamental, but this pre-prepared gnocchi is perfect, every time. Plus Handcut Deli offers a range of condiments to complement the gnocchi and you can find these in shops and farmers markets around the Coast. To find your nearest stockist or restaurant that sells the range, visit handcutdeli.com

You won’t find cakes quite like Fiona Williams’ anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. Through her FIONA’S FANCIES store in Noosa, pastry chef Fiona has been whipping up delectable sweet treats for years, and she is now passing on the tricks of the trade to two new pastry apprentices, Audrey and Eryn. Fiona tells salt magazine, “Audrey has perfected the Lindt chocolate mousse we make in store, along with the Lindt Chocolate mud cakes.” Our tip? Stop in and sample a cake with a coffee and then take one home for the family. 3/37 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads. 5473 5317 or fionasfancies.com.au

ELEMENTS AT MONTVILLE is well known around the region as the place to go for a special high tea – you just can’t go past its freshly baked scones, miniature cakes and dainty sandwiches, paired with tea or coffee overlooking the Kondalilla Valley. But Elements also has extensive breakfast and lunch menus. The menu changes according to the season and it’s fresh and lovingly prepared on site. And, of course, you can wash it all down with a specialty tea or barista coffee. Elements is at 38 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville. 5478 6212 or elementsmontville.com.au

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After the success of its Greek night in July, the team at VANILLAFOOD is planning to host even more evening events with dinners for every season. If you’re planning the office Christmas get-together and are not sure where to host it, VanillaFood is also open for Christmas parties throughout November and December. Meanwhile, December 21 will be a night of organic French champagne by Nesh Simic with canapés. Follow VanillaFood on instagram.com/vanillafood or facebook.com/Vanillafood2014 to stay up to date on events. 2/10 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads. 0448 600 889 or vanillafood.com.au

After you’ve had fun perusing the treasures at The Shed in Forest Glen, you might have worked up an appetite. But don’t leave the premises – settle in for a coffee and cake or a light lunch at EAT @ THE SHED CAFÉ. The Shed is always brimming with antiques and upcycled pieces including furniture, artwork, jewellery, homewares and more. Pick up a gift or find a unique piece for your home. The Shed is at 1/319 Mons Road, Forest Glen. 5479 6603 or theshedsca.com.au

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ALL’ ANTICA is one of our favourite Italian eateries on the Sunshine Coast – it’s cosy ambience and delicious food make it a must to visit, especially when you want to fill your belly with pizza and pasta. But the team at the restaurant also serves up lighter dishes perfect for the warmer months. And our new favourite is the farmer’s pasta. The dish features fresh spaghetti with broccolini, pan-seared prosciutto, sweet cherry tomato, baby spinach and basil, topped with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and shaved Italian grana padano cheese. Buon appetito! All’ Antica is at 3/115A Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. 5444 0988 or allantica.com.au

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There is plenty to love about Eumundi Markets, and if you’re hungry, well, you’re in luck. Street food, tasty treats and coffee abound, but there are also lots of stalls brimming with take-home foodie goodies. Our tip? Do not leave the markets without picking up a jar from MUMMA TORRISI FINE FOODS. The fruits in alcohol range is yummy and affordable. How do figs in port, blueberries in vodka or cranberries in red wine sound? Add a jar or two to your cheese board to impress your friends. Mumma Torrisi also has a range of flavoured salts and meat rubs. Eumundi Markets is at 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 7106 or eumundimarkets.com.au

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I WANT YOU to close your eyes for a minute and imagine you’re sitting in the sun, catching the aroma of freshly cooked pizza – the scent of tomatoes smeared across 72-hour fermented dough, the hint of melted cheeses, truffle oil, prosciutto, basil, all wafting through the crisp Sunshine Coast air. Now imagine that first icy cold sip of craft beer as it hits your lips on a warm spring day. Feeling hungry for some pizza and beer yet? Luckily, you can find exactly that at the Glass House Brewery in Forest Glen. No imagination needed; you simply need to be able to pick your flavours, sit and enjoy. It certainly didn’t take us long to understand why this place has already earned a name for itself. One bite, one sip and you’ll find yourself part of the cult following. Simon Michelangeli and Paul Sanders officially opened this slice of gourmet heaven at the end of last year. It was a dream nearly five years in the making, but one they knew would be worth the wait. “When I moved to the Sunshine Coast some years back, there was only really one brewery here and I was actually approached by the landlord of our current site who thought a brewery would be a good fit,” Simon says. “I agreed, and at that point I reached out to my friend Paul, a brewer, and asked him to join me in making it happen.” With a background in marketing and strategy, and having worked for companies like ANZ, Holden and Google, Simon had the business savvy to open anything he wanted, but says food was his number one passion. “I always wanted to open a restaurant, so after years working overseas in the corporate world, I moved to Melbourne and opened one of the first-ever food trucks in the city, as well as a wholesale soup

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business,” he says. “It was the start of an incredible new journey for me. “Over a few years I began transitioning to the Sunshine Coast and by the time I moved here full time, I was ready to kick-start something new and exciting. “It’s been a fairly drawn-out process but it’s amazing to finally be open,” he adds. “It’s also a strange feeling because we spent five years getting to the starting line and we are essentially starting again from there. And we launched two businesses – a restaurant and a production brewery at the same time, which has its own set of challenges. Not to mention it is a sizeable venue – 180 seats – so that is a whole other kettle of fish.”

And while the kick-off might have been a challenge, you wouldn’t know it walking in as a customer. “The key to the success we’ve had so far is that we have a great Italian team in the kitchen; they have really put us on the map, especially for our pizza,” Simon says. “We have also built a range of dishes around the local specialties of the chefs. For example, one of our chefs is from Sardinia, so we feature local dishes from that region. We also evolve the menu regularly because our focus is families and we want a great menu that has a range of dishes that go well with beer and has a broad appeal.” So, with the food pretty much sorted, it was on to the beer. “We believe craft beer brings people together,” Simon says. “Which is why we wanted to have both the restaurant and the production brewery. Paul has a lot of brewing experience and we’ve been able to make great beer from day one because of that, which isn’t easy to do, so we are very proud.” It seems appropriate then that Simon and Paul actually met nearly 17 years ago at a beer judging competition. “Paul was a senior judge, I was the junior who didn’t know

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much, and after judging 27 Belgium strong ale beers we became very good friends,” Simon laughs. And as if no time at all had passed, the pair is now developing a range of beers specifically crafted for the Sunshine Coast market. “We have made them approachable and they are designed for our warm climate,” Simon says. “For example, one of our most popular beers, and a definite

favourite of mine, is a black lager. Typically, a black beer is very heavy, but this is a much lighter, more refreshing style, so it’s still got the elements people love about dark beer, like the toasty, chocolate notes, but finishes much crisper, lighter.” One might think that with everything now running smoothly, Simon and Paul would take the opportunity to step back and enjoy the fruits of their labour. But no, they will be experimenting with another sort of fruit instead – strawberries. “We have actually been working with a local fruit supplier and on September 14 we launched a new beer, a strawberry sour, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival,” Simon says. “This will be the first time we’ve experimented with strawberries and it’s pretty exciting because we are brewing this beer with Hot 91 and proceeds will go to Young Veterans,” he says. “We will feature pictures and stories of local young veterans on the cans to acknowledge the contribution these people have made to their community. It is going to be pretty special and we are hoping to get the beers in local bottle shops too, so they are easily accessible to everyone on the Coast. “So, yeah, there will be no settling down for us yet!” glasshousebrewery.com.au

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LOCAL PRAWN & LOBSTER TORTELLINI WITH LIMONCELLO CREAM SAUCE

Ingredients Filling 500g local prawn meat 2 lobster tails 1 shallot (finely chopped) 150g ricotta 2 tsp chopped parsley 5 sprigs thyme 1 tsp limoncello 1 tbsp mascarpone cheese 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Limoncello cream sauce 4 tbsp limoncello 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper (to taste) 100ml thickened cream Tortellini dough 500g fine 00 flour Pinch salt 5 eggs 1 tsp olive oil

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Method Precook seafood and blanch in ice water. Discard excess water and chop into small chunks. Mix together all the filling ingredients, and season to taste. You can add the zest of a lemon for a real punch. Put into fridge and keep chilled for later use. To make the limoncello cream sauce, bring all ingredients together to simmer until nice and thick. To make the dough, in a bowl or mixer add the flour and salt. Whisk eggs and add to the flour, knead the dough until smooth (don’t overwork it). Place in the fridge for later or rest for half an hour. Cut the pasta into two (this makes it easier to work with) and keep one piece under a tea towel so it doesn’t dry out. Roll the pasta through a pasta machine to a thickness of 1 to 2mm and flour the work surface liberally. Use an 8cm pastry cutter to cut out circles of the pasta. To make the tortellini, place a teaspoon of your filling in the centre of a circle and moisten the edge with a very small amount of water using a pastry brush. Gently fold the pasta over and seal at the top. Work your fingers down the edges to seal, pushing out any air bubbles as you go. Take the corners of the pasta and bring together around your little finger and press together to seal. Repeat until you have used all the pasta and filling, storing them on a floured tray. To cook the tortellini, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, gently stir the water to create a whirlpool and drop in the tortellini. Don’t overcrowd the pan and cook in batches if you need to. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes then drain and toss in a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking. Once your tortellini is cooked, add to sauce and serve. Piccolini added some Yarra Valley salmon pearls for extra taste and garnish.

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Tip: Make sure your filling is cool before making the tortellini and that your pasta is removed from the fridge around 30 minutes before you need it to make it easier to work with. It is also important that the filling is not too wet, as this will make tortellini difficult to shape and may mean they burst in the water. If you wish to freeze tortellini for a later date, place them on a tray and transfer to the freezer. Once frozen, they can then be transferred to a plastic container without getting misshapen. The tortellini can be made and cooked in advance – just refresh in iced water after cooking and store on a tray with a little olive oil. To reheat, drop back into boiling water for a couple of minutes and serve.

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French Mediterranean cooking using locally grown products Nestled in the beautiful village square of Peregian Beach, Periwinkle restaurant offer a modern French Mediterranean cuisine with delicious seafood, hand crafted sourdough breads, char grill beef and seasonal vegetables. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner in the family friendly village square park.

PINE NUT & HERB-CRUSTED LAMB RACK, SWEET POTATO PUREE, SPRING VEGETABLES & SHIRAZ JUS

Ingredients Lamb 1 lamb rack 1 tbsp Dijon mustard ½ cup breadcrumbs 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp chopped rosemary Pine nuts 50g cold butter grated

Puree 1 large sweet potato 100g butter Vegetables Bunch baby carrots 2 bulbs baby fennel Handful fresh garden peas 2 tbsp chopped black olives Extra butter and garlic 1 tsp honey

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For the lamb and crust, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Season the lamb rack to taste, then brown on all sides, brush with mustard and set aside. Mix the breadcrumbs, garlic, rosemary, pine nuts and butter. Press the crumb mixture onto the meat and roast for 25 to 30 minutes for medium. Rest the lamb for 10 minutes. For the sweet potato puree, cook the potatoes until soft, strain and add to blender, season to taste and gradually add butter until rich and smooth. For the vegetables, blanch in hot water until al dente, strain and add to a pan of hot butter and garlic and drizzle on the honey (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the heat too high or it will burn). Once the vegetables are nicely caramelised, pull off the heat. Serve and enjoy. Tip: Piccolini makes its jus from scratch, but your local butcher or specialty store should stock a good ready-made one. Alternatively, reduce half a bottle of red wine and add to the juices of the lamb, add a cube of butter and reduce until nice and thick.

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PROSCIUTTO PIZZA

Ingredients Dough 2.5kg good pizza flour 5g dried yeast 1.5 litres room temp water 80g salt 12ml olive oil

Topping Sliced prosciutto Buffalo mozzarella Wild rocket A drizzle of olive oil

Napoletana sauce 2 tins of whole tomatoes Pinch of salt Half bunch basil Drizzle of olive oil

Method To make the dough, place flour into a mixer with a paddle blade or big bowl. Mix yeast with water and stir, then let it sit for a few minutes. Turn your mixer on and add the water and yeast mixture. Once it comes together after 7 minutes, add the salt and continue to mix for another couple of minutes. Then add olive oil until the dough comes away from the edge. Cover the dough with cling wrap and rest for an hour. To make the sauce, crush the tomatoes with your hands until smooth, add the salt and olive oil and then add the chopped basil. Portion the dough into 220g balls by rolling it in the palm of your hand onto of a bench. Place balls of dough a couple of centimetres apart on a tray and cover in the fridge for a minimum of 48 hours for the dough to mature. Day 3 and 4 are better. When you are ready to make the pizza, pull the dough out of the fridge an hour or two beforehand. Place a pizza stone in your oven or barbecue and turn the temperature up to 280 degrees. Dust a bench with fine semolina and stretch the dough by hand. Add the sauce, leaving an edge. If you have a pizza shovel it will be easy to transfer – just dust the shovel. The pizza will take just 4 to 5 minutes to cook so be careful not to burn it. Once it is cooked, slice into six pieces, add your sliced prosciutto, tear the mozzarella into chunks and arrange. Add some wild rocket and drizzle with olive oil.

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IN RECENT TIMES, consumers have become more aware of what they put in their mouths and are more attuned to where their food is sourced. This has led to a significant rise in interest, production, consumption and export of organic wines. But what is an organic wine? During the growing phase, grapes are often sprayed with a range of herbicides and pesticides to stave off the crawlies on the vines, the creepers on the vineyard floor, plus the onset of potential diseases which could affect the fruit after a run of bad weather. The use of these synthetic chemicals impacts the soils and liquid carbon sequestration. Organic growers cannot use any such synthetic or artificial means as an alternative to natural remedies. Employing animals to seize these bugs, sowing cover crops such as sour sobs which die off and form a natural weed mat, as well as increasing physical labour by manually weeding, mowing and whipper snipping between the vines are all common methods applied in organic viticulture. Organic viticulture also extends beyond removing sprays. With the risk of chemicals seeping into the ground, even the trellis posts in the vineyard cannot be made from materials such as treated pine. A list of Registered Allowed farming inputs can be found on Australian Certified Organic website. These have been reviewed and deemed compliant to the Australian Certified Organic Standard. In the winery, the use of sulphur also needs to be regulated. Sulphur dioxide is a naturally occurring by-product of fermentation, but most winemakers choose to add a little more to ‘protect’ the wine against unwanted nasties and oxidisation. In Australia, winemakers can use up to 300 parts per million (ppm) of sulphur dioxide (commonly known as preservative 220). Although most Australian table wines contain little more than 200 ppm (dried fruits sit between 500 to 3000ppm), certified organic wines must contain no more than 100 ppm. Curiously, organic fruit, vegetables and groceries attract a premium on supermarket shelves. A quick online search reveals a kilo bag of carrots can be bought for a dollar. A kilo of organic carrots will set you back $6.60. Such a premium isn’t seen with many organic wines, with most retailing between $15 and $25 a bottle. Some producers are now keen to change this perception of premium pricing. 62

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One of Australia’s largest organic wine producers is Angove Family Winemakers. From humble beginnings in 1884 to approximately 300 hectares of vines currently in the McLaren Vale and Riverland regions, all the vineyards will be certified organic by 2020. This is a tremendous achievement for this fifth-generation (and counting) business, which decided to change its operation in the early 2000s and worked its first certified organic vineyard in 2008. Recently, I spent some time with chief winemaker Tony Ingle, and his passion for the vineyards can’t be clearer. He says the fruit he now works with is more vibrant and balanced with less intervention required in the winery. He says, “Organic winemaking is like taking Photoshop away from a photo.” A clever analogy. Although Tony points out some challenges, he cannot be budged on the benefits. A couple of years ago a vineyard was set upon by snails. Previously, a spray would have done the trick. Instead, a team of staff was sent in and picked off half a tonne of the shelled gastropods by hand. This proved too laborious and a better solution was needed, so an army of Indian Runner ducks was deployed. Job done, they are now a mainstay in the vineyard. However, Tony also acknowledges that when you consider the efforts of the vineyard team working harder to prune, fertilise and mulch the vines tirelessly, organic farming production costs increase by a third. Vanya Cullen, from the Margaret River’s Cullen Wines, has been championing the benefits of organics and biodynamics since becoming certified with each in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Recently awarded the James Halliday Winemaker of the Year, she speaks with passion about her patch of dirt and pays respects to the Indigenous custodians of the land. Summarising her 30 years as a winemaker she says, “Balanced live soils, balanced vines and balanced grapes are the key.” To maintain this healthy balance in the vineyard, she produces 70 tonnes of compost each year and has a large worm farm. She proudly says all her wines have no additions and only very low sulphur levels. Obtaining certification is a three-year (minimum) process. Brett Hayes, proprietor of the Barossa Valley’s Hayes Family Wines, says his vineyards have just been certified ready for the 2020 vintage. Hayes bought his site a number of years ago to fulfil his vision. He runs sheep through his vineyard to manage the undergrowth and these too need to be certified organic.

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Brett says the decision to obtain certification is one that comes with risk, particularly considering the consequences that may follow regarding smaller yields and costs. But like Tony, he too can see the leap in quality. Consumers be wary though. Many wineries state they adopt organic practices, but they are by no means certified. One can safely assume that when things get testy in the vineyard, synthetic or artificial sprays can still be applied to get out of strife. Furthermore, although there is an increase in the ‘natural’ wine movement, this style of winemaking is by no means regulated. To confirm if a bottle is certified organic, check the label for the logo. STEVE LESZCZYNSKI is a wine writer, wine dinner host and emcee. Apart from writing for his website QwineReviews.com, Steve contributes to Wine Business Magazine, Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine and has previously written for Must Do Brisbane. For two years he presented the Wine Time segment on Brisbane’s 4BC during Friday afternoon drive time. In 2017, he emceed the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup, hosting 730 guests at Penola Racecourse. Awarded the Queensland Wine Industry’s Social Media Commentator Award 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017, Steve is also a passionate supporter of the Queensland wine industry.

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WALKING DOWN THE aisle hand-in-hand with their beautiful daughter Isabel Rose, Damien Buckley and Mark Davidson’s marriage was the culmination of a fairy-tale blind date. The couple was set up by mutual friends in Brisbane and Mark says they hadn’t actually met each other before they agreed to go on a date. “We’d only spoken on the phone. Yes, it’s very old school,” he quips. “On our first date, Damien took me to a Japanese restaurant, which is my favourite food, and then to Wicked the musical – his favourite. He thought if I could sit through that, I was a keeper.” Mark says that for him, it was instant love. “I have always fallen for an Irish accent and Damien is Irish,” he says. “Total love at first sight. We found we had the same family values and same life values and our personalities balance each other out.” The couple moved from Wurtulla to Brisbane, where Damien works as a business development manager for an online marketing company and Mark is the national manager for a not-for-profit organisation. They were together for about 12 months before Damien SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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completely surprised Mark with a romantic proposal. “We were living in Brisbane then and spending a weekend on the Coast,” Mark recalls. “Damien packed a nice picnic and we were lazing on the beach at Marcoola and he handed me a gift box. I opened it and could see a watch from my favourite watch brand. I was so happy with the gift that I put it on to see how it looked. “Damien then told me to take it off and look at the back – there were the words ‘MD will you marry me?’ It was a total surprise. I was not expecting it, but it was one of the best days in my life.” Damien later told Mark he’d planned the proposal for some time and had attempted to propose when they were on a Grand Canyon helicopter tour earlier in the year, but he got interrupted. At the time of the proposal, they were in the middle of a surrogacy journey in the US, so decided on a two-year engagement in order to settle into their new life with their daughter. “One commonality that we discovered when we first met was that we both wanted to start a family, and through hard work and a roller coaster of emotions and determination we made that dream come true with our daughter Isabel Rose,” Mark says. On a date night at the Long Apron at Clovelly Estate in Montville, the couple knew they had found their ideal wedding location and within days had booked a meeting with the venue’s event planner. “We just had an instant connection with Clovelly – it was everything we both loved,” says Mark. “We wanted a winter wedding and just knew Clovelly was the right place for this – the long driveway with the maples, views of the hinterland and the cool fresh air.” The theme was French sophistication, with a colour palette of pale pink, mild pink, white, black and gold. This all tied into the invitations the couple had sent out without thinking about the rest of the wedding concept at the time. 66

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Armed with a list of local and preferred suppliers from Clovelly, the couple resonated with Mondo Floral Designs director Terrianne Foale. “It was like she took our words and thoughts and turned them into this amazing floral concept. This then formed the basis of the rest of the wedding,” Mark says. “We only invited people that had been part of our journey as a couple. We left out the old school friends that we had not seen in 10 years or the second cousins that you really don’t know, but a long-lost aunt said you should invite them. “Damien’s twin brother, his wife and their two children came all the way from Ireland. I had my cousins and aunty from the UK there. We also had friends from Perth, Gold Coast and Brisbane. “It was a small wedding of about 30 guests. We wanted a long table at the reception for a big fancy dinner party for all to enjoy.” Resplendent in tailor-made Australian wool tuxes with gold lining and embroidery, the couple followed Damien’s nephew, who was carrying a blue horseshoe, a nod to Irish tradition, down the aisle. Before the 2pm ceremony, the couple had exchanged gifts, with Mark receiving new gold cuff links and Damien receiving

a new watch to symbolise how it all began from the engagement “and so he wouldn’t be late” and socks “so he wouldn’t get cold feet on the day”. Entertainment was provided by Gold Coast musician Sarah Archer, who learned new songs for the ceremony, including Calum Scott’s You Are The Reason, a shared favourite of the couple, which she sang as Mark, Damien and Isabel walked down the aisle. Mark says celebrant Cassandra Neilson was the perfect fit for the couple, but unwittingly caused a memorable moment when she pronounced the couple husband and wife. “It was a complete slip, but so funny,” says Mark. “It was really emotional being able to marry the man of my dreams in front of all the people that mean so much to us and have been part of our journey together.” The whole affair was intimate, with a pre-wedding dinner at the French Cottage at Clovelly for the couple and their families, a three-course dinner from the Long Apron chefs on the wedding night and a post-wedding breakfast the following morning. Damien, Mark and Isabel ventured off on a 10-day ‘family moon’ with Mark’s mother and Damien’s brothers’ family to Nusa Dua in Bali. The newlyweds also snuck away on their own intimate getaway to New Zealand at the end of August. At the time of writing, they were in the process of changing their surnames to Buckley-Davidson to match their daughter’s last name. “It’s currently Facebook official,” Mark adds.

ABOUT THE VENUE The romantic Sunshine Coast hinterland setting at Clovelly Estate offers the ideal location for a French-inspired wedding. The beautiful reception venue, lush gardens, award-winning food and expert service provide the essential ingredients to make your special day perfect. Best of all, Spicers Clovelly Estate offers exclusivity for weddings and the opportunity to have guests stay overnight in the 13 luxurious guest house suites. spicersretreats.com/retreats/spicers-clovelly-estate

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LOVESTRUCK

COLOUR IS THE BOMB

WEDDING FAVOURS GO GREEN Let love grow with PLANTABLE WEDDING FAVOURS. With a key focus on sustainability, plantable wedding favours are the gift that keeps on giving. Fill a bunch of mini bags full of seeds along with a sweet note explaining how thankful you are for having your friends and family by your side. Your guests will love receiving an eco-friendly gift, and every time they water the plant, they’ll be reminded of love.

Instagram may have removed the number of likes that users can see, but that won’t get in the way of loved-up couples trying different things to make their WEDDING PHOTOS pop. Nothing makes a photo shine like colour, and smoke bombs are the perfect decoration for the job. They’re fun and add a unique beauty to each and every snap. You’ll have a bunch of different photos as the smoke dances in the wind, creating distinctive waves and shapes of colour.

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SNAP OF SOPHISTICATION SKIN FIT Bride-to-be BOOTCAMPS are not only for a lean figure. More and more brides are embracing skin workouts to get a glow from within. Arrange an appointment with a dermatologist or beautician six to 12 months before the big day, and set out a skin-fit plan tailored to your needs. Micro-current facials are popular skin saviours for brides-to-be. They stimulate collagen and elastin production in a natural way, making skin look extra plump and dewy. As a general skin-saving rule, drink plenty of water, reduce highly processed foods, prioritise sleep, apply SPF to your morning routine, cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, and never go to bed with a face full of make-up. 68

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Bridal hair accessories are having a ’90s moment with basic yet bold HAIR CLIPS. While traditional embellishments such as pearls and sparkles fit the hair clip brief, brides are combining old-school elegance with more modern clips made from marble, metallic and faux tortoiseshell. Team loose waves with one side tucked behind the ear and secured with three to four hair clips. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colours and textures, but never underestimate the styling involved. You can go from sophisticated chic to rookie schoolgirl in one snap. So make sure you chat with your wedding hair stylist to see what works for you.

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RENAISSANCE ROMANCE Bridal gowns go back to the 16th century with RENAISSANCE-INFUSED TRIMMINGS. A more dramatic take on the boho-inspired bride, renaissance gowns are what’s trending in vintage style. Think layered frills mixed with dramatic silk, gold embellishments and full, flutter sleeves. Yes, bridal sleeves are back and they’re as romantic as ever.

PLASTIC-FREE PARTY BOUQUETS LIVE LONGER SUCCULENTS are making their way into bouquets. Rich in texture and colour, succulents make the perfect addition to your wedding day florals. Not only will they look stunning on the big day, succulents are sturdy enough to re-plant, enabling you to keep your wedding bouquet for many years to come. In fact, some succulents can live a few decades, while most average six to eight years.

Consider yourself an ECO-CONSCIOUS consumer? Your wedding day is no exception. With more and more people joining the plastic-free movement, it comes as no surprise brides are opting for eco-friendly ways to tie the knot. Even Princess Eugenie celebrated her nuptials plastic-free, showing it is possible to wed like a princess without going overboard on wasteful decor. Opt for paper or bamboo straws, use reusable glasses, and hire ceramic tableware and stainless-steel cutlery. To reduce food waste, provide up-cycled glass jars to encourage guests to take home any leftovers. You can even dry your own flower petals to use as confetti.

Spicers Clovelly Estate is your little slice of relaxed European luxury in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. • 22 acre French-inspired estate • Award-winning modern French restaurant - The Long Apron • Spa treatment rooms • Private dining and conference spaces • Onsite wedding and event coordinator Whether you’re savouring the tasting menu at The Long Apron or staying for the weekend, Spicers Clovelly Estate is the perfect destination for relaxation.

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V-neck top and pant, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776

Birkenstock Florida Meadow beige slides, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

Bruno Sรถhnle Armida watch, $1085, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

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Celebrate the return of pretty this season.

MahaShe Olivia dress, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476

Flora maxi dress, Bedouin Traders, Peregian Beach, 5373 8866; Mooloolaba, 5391 1786

18ct rose & white gold Argyle pink diamond & baguette-cut diamond ring, $7119, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709 Liberty Justice boot, Agave Blue, Eumundi, 0409 273 946

Birkenstock Florida Meadow khaki slides, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755 72

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Stevie May On Hold mini dress, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700

18ct rose & white gold pendant featuring Argyle pink diamonds & oval-cut diamonds, $18,312, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709

the timeless appeal of stylish quality designs

HOLIDAY DESIGUAL MAHASHE HUMIDITY CHALET Azure dress, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476 Stevie May Rosie top, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700

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18ct rose gold huggies with detachable 18ct white gold pave-set diamond enhancer hoops, $6000, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

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MahaShe Nitya top in turmeric, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476

Habring2 Perpetual Calendar Felix watch, $34,000, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

18ct white gold four-row diamond set ring with 2.04ct total diamonds, $8840, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Seafolly petal-edge one-piece, Cozie Swimwear, Caloundra, 5437 2523

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Cottonworx satchel, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340

Karli top and Suri skirt, wYse Lifestyle, Noosa, 5415 1150

Chrissy blouse and pure linen Delilah pant, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776

Boulder opal pendant, POA, The Opalcutter, Montville, 5442 9598

HANDCRAFTED LEATHER BOOTS

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Stevie May Beaming Petite skirt, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700

Aurora diamond & pink diamond ring with 18ct white & rose gold, $10,800, To Hold and To Have, Buderim, 5477 0561

Rustic 18ct rose & white gold ring with Argyle pink diamonds, $15,662, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709

, Evolve, Elk Indal bag 77 ch, 5448 20 Peregian Bea

Skechers Go Walk Joy in mauve, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

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9ct rose gold pear-shape morganite & diamond halo pendant, $3850, & 9ct rose gold 1.5mm trace link chain, $335, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

lavender TONES Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re loving the look of grown-up pinks and purples. 9ct yellow gold natural apricot 13mm mabe pearl ring, $1695, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

Elka Collective Baylie skirt and top, Bedouin Traders, Peregian Beach, 5373 8866; Mooloolaba, 5391 1786 Stevie May Admire Her mini dress, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700 Alexander Shorokhoff, Alexander Pushkin Camomile 4 watch, $7995, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

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Cobb & Co clutch, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340

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Opera one-piece, Cozie Swimwear, Caloundra, 5437 2523

Handmade 7.9ct Santa Maria aquamarine & diamond ring, POA, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

sail away

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get back to the water with aqua-inspired tones.

15ct yellow gold puffed heart with cabochon turquoise centre earring, $1995, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

Hanhart Primus Nautic Pilot Bronze limited-edition watch, $4750, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

Humidity linen shirt and white hat, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476

Ecco sandal, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

Luvin Life bamboo sunglasses, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340 78

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Humidity pinafore dress, linen jacket and wedge, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476

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Azure dress, Gingers, Buderim, 5373 6398; Mooloolaba, 5373 6476

Boulder opal rings, set in yellow, rose or white gold, from $600, The Opalcutter, Montville, 5442 9598

Platinum, spinel & Argyle pink diamond ring, $5800, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709

Beautiful clothing for women through all ages and stages of life Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 9am-1pm Parking behind the store Josef Seibel shoe, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

50 Mary Street Noosaville www.zephyrloungewear.com Also at Emundi Market Square Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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LUSH

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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heading to the forest for fashion inspiration.

Custom-made 18ct white gold pendant featuring a pear-cut apple-green tourmaline and diamonds, $2300, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709

14ct white gold crystal opal & sapphire ring, featuring a 1.28ct Andamooka crystal opal, & Australian yellow sapphire, Opals Down Under, Palmview, 5494 5400

Boogie boot, Agave Blue, Eumundi, 0409 273 946

Alannah dress, wYse Lifestyle, Noosa, 5415 1150

REJ UVENATE YO UR SKIN

White top, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776

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9ct yellow gold round green amethyst with swirl setting ring, $1695, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

Louenhide bucket bag, Giddy and Grace, Maleny, 5494 3636

Sea Ya wide-leg pant, Birds in Paradise, Mooloolaba, 5444 6204

Selection of wedding bands, various prices, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Elk Waterfall dress, Evolve, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077

Luvin Life bamboo sunglasses, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340

www.giddyandgrace.com Shop 2, 1 Maple Street, Maleny Phone 07 5494 3636 Open 7 Days home . body . living

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Natural yellow diamond & Argyle white diamond pendant with 18ct yellow gold chain, $4490, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Amber Sceats Into the Blue jewellery, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700

The Sunset super-soft tee, Birds in Paradise, Mooloolaba, 5444 6204

JETS SWIMWEAR SEAFOLLY SUNFLAIR JANTZEN SUNSEEKER ISLAND JADE BAKU SEA LEVEL

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Louenhide bags, Giddy and Grace, Maleny, 5494 3636

Megan Park Rabari maxi dress in citrine, Bedouin Traders, Peregian Beach, 5373 8866; Mooloolaba, 5391 1786

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Shades of yellow make us happy.

RUNWAY

marigold

Yellow dress, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776

LUXE TROPIC

Victorian antique French gold-embossed lovers knot drop earrings c1890, $2100 , Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

fashion & lifestyle boutique

Gaimo Spanish espadrilles, Luxe Tropic, Peregian Beach, 5448 3700

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Elk Holm earring, $45, Evolve, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077

Citrine, garnet & diamond ring in 9ct yellow gold, $2700, To Hold and To Have, Buderim, 5477 0561

VIVID

brights

Harper dress, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776

Bold colours suit all skin tones, so invest in some beautiful pieces.

Elk dress, Evolve, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077

Habring2 Doppel Felix Tachy Blue watch, $11,625, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

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WOULD YOU PAY more than half a million dollars for a watch? If so, Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom has just the thing – the world’s first and only resonance chiming wristwatch, priced at $525,000. While expensive artworks have long been accepted as being suitable investment pieces for those who have the means, does something that ultimately serves to tell us the time really fall into the same category? The answer, it seems, from the world’s increasing collection of watch connoisseurs, is a resounding ‘yes’. While the mechanical watch industry may have taken a hit in the 1980s with the advent of the quartz (battery) movements, there’s been a strong swing back to traditional mechanisms – albeit with a few modern twists. Armin Strom’s chiming watch is definitely at the high end of the price spectrum, but buyers can still expect to pay several thousand dollars for a timepiece that will hold its value. According to husband and wife watch experts Peter Petzold and Lydia Dalle Nogare, buying mechanical watches as investment pieces is a popular pastime for many. And they should know – with more than 30 years in the industry in Switzerland, Germany and Australia, they now curate the largest collection of independent luxury watch brands in the southern hemisphere at their ‘candy store for watch collectors’, Define Watches, in Noosa. So, what exactly does a watch collector look like? Predominantly male, Lydia says, but apart from that, it varies widely. Define Watches’ customers hail from all over Australia, and the world. Some people buy for investment, some to make a fashion statement, and some to have an heirloom.

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there’s something beautiful about the mechanism, and I think that’s what people keep coming back to.

“Normally, the collection is sparked by something,” Lydia says. “It could be that somebody ends up with their father’s or grandfather’s watch, or that they’ve loved technical things from when they were young – and it usually tends to be someone that appreciates the intricacies of a mechanical movement, and the fact that a watchmaker has honed down these beautiful, wonderful mechanisms that tell time into such a tiny space. “So, it’s somebody that appreciates the aesthetic and the technology; the mechanics of a watch. Someone who collects watches seriously has an interest in that.” Lydia explains that there are three broad aspects to look at when considering a watch’s value for investment: physical (what materials it’s made from); intrinsic (its rarity and brand); and sentimental. “The case could be made of precious material such as white gold, yellow gold, titanium or platinum,” she says. “That in itself has value. A gold watch, for example, holds its value over the years and increases in value with the value of gold. “If it’s a watch that’s been produced for a specific event, or a limited edition, or a certain brand name – the intrinsic value of the watch – that’s something valuable in terms of collection. “And there’s also the aspect of sentimentality. It could have been your father’s or your grandfather’s watch, but also it could be a watch that was worn by a significant figure at a certain point in time. “What you tend to look for in the niche brands like Cartier 88

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and Armin Strom are companies who have come up with developments – things within a watch they call a complication. A date in a watch is a complication; a moon phase is a complication; all those little extra things other than the hour and the minute. Companies who develop and enhance complications, they’re brands that tend to hold their own over time and increase in value.” Which brings us back to Armin Strom’s latest masterpiece: the chiming Minute Repeater Resonance. It’s made from grade five titanium, and there are only 10 pieces being made worldwide. The resonance complication, which makes the watch utterly unique, took several years to develop. “It’s like an alarm clock, but you press a button on the watch and two little hammers chime out like a little cuckoo clock,” says Lydia. “It’s very beautiful and very complicated. They’ve combined that with two movements, and they run together and they resonate to reduce the amount of friction that happens in a watch.” As well as masters of technology, the world’s best watchmakers are true artisans, according to Lydia. She cites the German watchmaker Benzinger, who makes one-off bespoke timepieces and specialises in skeletonising – showing the internal ‘skeleton’ of the movement. “A lady brought in a piece of floral paper once and said ‘could you replicate that within the movement for me’,” she says. “He’ll do family crests; we’ve done that for a customer in Dubai. And he sends us his hand-drawn sketches of the movements as he’s drawing them up and planning them. He’s a real artist. His watches are like miniature works of art.” Another brand Define Watches represents is Alexander Shorokhoff, whose pieces feature dials hand-painted with Russian floral art, or personalised family portraits. Monetary investments aside, there’s something comfortingly old-school and enduring about these kinds of watches. Perhaps that’s what the real appeal is, Lydia suggests. “You’re never going to be able to phone your friend on a mechanical watch, but there’s something beautiful about the mechanism, and I think that’s what people keep coming back to,” she says. “The other thing is a mechanical watch lasts forever. So I guess there’s that longevity; in this throwaway age, it’s something that’s not throwaway.”

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IT MIGHT BE just 12 months since make-up artist and beauty therapist Katie Lawrence established her beautiful clinic in Mooloolaba, but when I step inside I feel welcomed like an old friend. Katie’s focus is on make-up, skin and brows (this woman can craft a seriously shapely eyebrow, but that’s a story for another day). She and her team have created a friendly vibe and the clinic – with its pale timber floors and warm white walls – is bright and welcoming. If you arrive early for your appointment you can relax with a cuppa on the deck before heading inside to enjoy your treatment. I was there for the DMK Enzyme skin treatment, and I was raring to go! Enzyme therapy not only removes impurities from the skin, but it also encourages circulation. The enzymes work to break down and clear away dead skin and remove toxins as well as encourage new cells. The therapy replenishes the skin and will have you glowing. Katie told me that the enzyme treatment suits anyone but is particularly helpful for those with skin problems such as acne, pigmentation and sun damage. After a chat about my own skin concerns (I just want to look younger – surely that’s not too much to ask!?), Katie explained what the process would be before she invited me in to settle under a doona in one of her lovely treatment rooms. Once I was relaxed, Katie began by gently and thoroughly cleansing my skin before she popped on a product to exfoliate my face, neck and décolletage. I was instantly relaxed. Katie had explained that our skin is like soil around a precious tree. We can water the soil every day but if there are lots of leaves covering the soil the water won’t sink in, and the soil remains dry and under-nourished. Dead skin cells are those leaves, and if we don’t exfoliate and properly clean our skin regularly, it doesn’t matter how much moisturiser we use, our skin will never be properly hydrated. I am now an exfoliating convert! Anyway, back to the treatment.

the enzymes work to break down and clear away dead skin and remove toxins as well as encourage new cells.

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Once my skin was perfectly prepped, it was on with the enzymes. Katie had warned me that once the enzyme mask had been applied I would look like a glazed doughnut, but I didn’t care. Once my face, neck and décolletage were sufficiently coated, she started giving me a head massage and it felt wonderful. Katie had also explained that once the product started to harden it would get very tight, uncomfortably so, and after a 10-minute head rub she left me alone to cure. All up the enzyme mask was on my skin for 40 or so minutes. The tightening and tingling began straight away, and to be honest, it was a weird feeling. My skin started to prickle and things were getting very tight and hard when Katie popped in to check on me and told me I still had 15 minutes more to go. The sensation isn’t that pleasant but the results, I told myself, would be worth it. It wasn’t too long before Katie returned and gently cleansed away the treatment and added a range of hydration products that felt glorious on my skin. Once the treatment was done, Katie left me to get dressed. Alone in the treatment room I kept looking in the mirror to inspect my newly rejuvenated face. My neck, shoulders and décolletage were covered in fine red lines – a sure sign that the enzymes had done their job and the blood was pumping. My face was glowing and looked clearer and brighter than it had in years. Katie recommends a minimum of three treatments over three weeks to get your skin in tip-top shape, but more if you

have a specific problem (up to 12 visits is recommended for damaged or acne-prone skin). I’ll definitely be back – while the DMK enzyme treatment is not a relaxing, pampering facial, it is a powerful treatment and its effects could be seen long after I had left Katie’s beautiful rooms.

IN A NUTSHELL Katie Lawrence & Co offers a range of beauty therapies including brow tattooing and enzyme facials as well as wedding make-up. During my visit I had the DMK Enzyme skin treatment ($180). The treatment is great for any skin type, but particularly effective for problem skin including teenagers experiencing hormone-affected or acne skin up to those with sun damage, pigmentation and ageing skin and everyone in between. Katie Lawrence + Co is at 110 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba. 5309 6098 or katielawrence.com.au

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BEAUTY

James St Organics Uplifting Body Wash, $23, 100ml. Available at Kansha, 6 Mary Street, Noosaville. 5473 0724 or kansha.com.au

DMK Acu-Moist for inflamed acne and excessively oily skin, $49, 50ml, and EFA health and beauty supplement, $68, 120 capsules. Available at Katie Lawrence + Co, 110 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba. 5309 6098, katielawrence.com.au

Amazing oils Magnesium Spray, $34.95, 250ml. Available at Original Eumundi Markets, 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi every Wednesday and Saturday. eumundimarkets.com.au

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GREAT ESCAPE

PARADISE on our doorstep WORDS CANDICE HOLZNAGEL

LEGEND HAS IT that the rocky outcrop of Cape Moreton formed when an ambitious volcano erupted on the mainland, firing fragments across south-east Queensland. It’s said that this bulbous, craggy rock before me was hurled hundreds of kilometres through the air before perching indefinitely on the outer curve of the cape. Here it has remained, cementing itself into the very fabric of Moreton Island. Home to Queensland’s oldest lighthouse, the cape is a stunning sight from both land and sea. It is from the latter that I take in its beauty. The catamaran swaying gently beneath my feet, I am unable to tear my eyes away from the cape. Two whales play, their hauntingly beautiful calls echoing off the rocks. The sun is high, the sky a clear winter’s blue and the opalescent waves crash freely into the cape’s base. 94

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The undulating outlook stretches beyond – a mass of white sand and a rugged landscape of varying greens. And to think this natural beauty lies in our own backyard. This is an island steeped in history, its century-old stories woven deeply into its heart. The first European settlers arrived on Moreton Island in 1823 and the lighthouse was constructed by convicts around 30 years later. In more recent years, the island housed the state’s only whaling station, which operated from 1952 to 1962. It was during this time that the east-coast whaling population dwindled to as few as 100. Thankfully, due to environmental intervention, it now sits at around 30,000. Of course, Moreton’s history dates back much further than the 1800s. ‘Moorgumpin’ – meaning place of sand hills – was home to the Indigenous Ngugi tribe for more than 2000 years.

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The tribe relied heavily on resources from the sea and this marine-based lifestyle was supplemented by the plethora of plant foods still present on the island today. As the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton is something special and yet it could be one of Queensland’s most underrated islands. Surrounded by a turquoise and deep-blue palette, this is the most beautiful Australian island I have stepped foot upon. And although it is now home to the award-winning Tangalooma Island Resort, the island’s conservation has not been compromised. Protection of wildlife and the land is the utmost priority in this part of the world. Whether you choose to stay a week or a day, here are a few ways you can soak up this beauty.

HONEYMOON BAY Enjoy your own private piece of paradise and escape to this picturesque bay. Easily accessible from the north point of the island, it sits two kilometres from the cape. This hidden half-moon-shaped beach is about 50 metres wide, making it the perfect spot for a swim after a bushwalk.

CHAMPAGNE POOLS Jump into a four-wheel drive (they can be hired at the resort) and head north-east to this stunning location. The pools get their name from the sparkling effect created as the wave’s tumble over the volcanic rock and sandstone breakwall. It’s like a natural sandybottomed bubble bath.

GET ACTIVE Scale the highest coastal sand dune in the world and take in the 360-degree views from atop Mount Tempest. Perched 285 metres above sea level, it’s a two-and-a-half-kilometre round trip that provides spectacular views across the island, Brisbane and north to the Sunshine Coast. The trail contains steps

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and resting seats, and should take around two hours to complete. Access is from Middle Road. If hiking doesn’t appeal, take a shorter trek to the famous Moreton Desert. Located one kilometre south-east of Tangalooma, the desert is void of vegetation and is formed by natural erosion. Hire a sand toboggan board and take on the steep sandy hills.

UNDER THE SEA Don’t miss the opportunity to view the word-famous Tangalooma wrecks. Home to various species of fish, coral formations and other marine life, the wrecks consist of 15 ships which were scuttled by the Queensland Government from 1963 to 1984. Kayaking is great if you want to stay dry, but the best way to discover this hidden world of colour is by snorkelling.

WILDLIFE Moreton Island is home to 195 species of birdlife, 36 types of reptiles, 14 species of mammals and six of the seven types of sea turtles in the world. The Eco Centre at Tangalooma is a fun, educational way to learn about the protection of wildlife. The centre also hosts bird-feeding programs for kookaburras and pelicans.

DOLPHIN FEEDING This will be the highlight of your visit to the island. As the sun sets and an orange-pinkish glow descends onto the beach, Tangalooma’s resident dolphins make their way inshore for their nightly feed. Recognised as the world’s best dolphinfeeding program, this unique experience gives visitors the chance to hand-feed a bottlenose. There are strict guidelines and no touching is allowed, but it is a remarkable experience you will never forget.

GETTING THERE Tangalooma Island Resort Ferry Terminal is located at Holt Street, Pinkenba, which is about 100 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast. Day cruises depart at 7am and 10am. Travel time is around 75 minutes. Cruises range from $89 a day for access to Tangalooma’s beach activities and lunch, up to $199 for the dolphin-feeding cruise. An open-air, secure car park is available for guests at the wharf and costs $15 per vehicle per day. For a VIP experience, helicopter transfers are available and start at $880 for a one-way transfer for up to three people.

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ALL ABOARD FOR A GOOD TIME Take a trip back in time aboard the MARY VALLEY RATTLER. There is something special and nostalgic about a steam train and now you can experience it on a number of different tours from Gympie to Amamoor. From the comfort of meticulously restored vintage carriages, passengers can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Mary Valley and travel on the same route used by the early settlers, farmers and gold miners of the region. You can join the journey twice daily on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Mary Valley Rattler also operates two journeys on its historic railmotors – the Rattler Picnic Train on Thursdays, which features the Red Rocket, and the Rattler Retro Express on Fridays, which features a Dine and Ride option on the Silver Bullet. maryvalleyrattler.com.au

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A MAGICAL DAY ON THE WATER With the mercury rising over spring, there’s never been a better time to get out on the Maroochy River. If you don’t have your own vessel to launch and enjoy a spectacular day on the water, head to SWAN BOAT HIRE. Its fleet of boats includes six-to-eight-seater tinnies, runabouts, half cabins, cruisers for seven to 10 passengers and luxury barbecue boats for eight to 12 people. Non-powered options include canoes, kayaks, paddle skis and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs). Most boats and the SUPs are dog-friendly, so you can bring along your four-legged friend for the day. Swan Boat Hire can provide Eskies and also sells bait, tackle, drinks, ice and snacks for your idyllic day out. swanboathire.com.au

There are plenty of things to see, do and explore on the Sunshine Coast, so get out there and head along to our beloved attractions.

THE TASTE SENSATION THE GINGER FACTORY is the place to go to experience all things ginger. From the taste sensations of the handmade ginger ice-creams to the classic gingerbread man, there is something that will satisfy taste buds of any vintage. You can explore a huge variety of beautiful blooming ginger plants on a tranquil rainforest walk and learn all about the history of ginger on the Sunshine Coast while riding aboard Moreton, the ginger train. Families can also go on an adventure to find the gingerbread man as he is chased around the world by two bakers in the Overboard boat ride. There is so much to see and do at this popular attraction. gingerfactory.com.au

STEP BACK IN TIME Get the family together to conquer the treasure hunt at SUNSHINE CASTLE and dip into the king’s treasure chest as a reward for your efforts. The castle in Bli Bli has been a Coast tourism icon for 45 years and prides itself on bridging the gap between the medieval era and Sunshine Coast history. Check out the expanded tour of historical shields and get dressed up in themed head gear to truly get into character while exploring the castle’s majestic dining hall and delving into the depths of the dungeon before mounting the winding staircase for a stunning view of the region from the lookout tower. sunshinecastle.com 98

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THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO SEE THE WHALES This time of year is referred to as ‘peak whale’, because it’s the middle of the season and there are lots of whales around, heading north and south as part of their winter migration. The Sunshine Coast is the perfect place for whale watching or, for the more adventurous, Australia’s first Swim With Whales experience. This year, it’s estimated there will be more than 30,000 whales migrating up the east coast of Australia and right now, the whales are frolicking around as they mate and feed their calves in the warmer waters, ready to head back down to Antarctica. Come join SUNREEF aboard the newly refurbished Whale One catamaran for whale watching – available until early November, or take the plunge and swim with the whales, until October 20. sunreef.com.au

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ANGRY BIRDS COME TO THE COAST SEA LIFE SUNSHINE COAST is celebrating the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2 by encouraging kids to take flight with Bomb, Red, Chuck and friends and join Bird Island Academy. Learn the quirky features of Bird Island’s chirpy residents and complete challenges on the journey through the aquarium. Explore the frenemies of the sea just like Red and Leonard in the movie, race Bomb in the rockpool challenge and meet the new character, Silver, in her science classroom. According to a little birdy, Chuck will be in full flight for meet and greets every weekend during the school holidays from 11am to 2pm from September 21 to October 6. The movie follows the flock of birds to Eagle Island, far, far away from home. Covered in snow and ice, Eagle Island is just like SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s im-peck-able Penguin Playground where guests can see the colony of sub-Antarctic king and gentoo penguins waddling, swimming and munching on fish. At the end of the journey through SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, guests will get their bespoke Angry Birds 2 certificate stamped to certify them as an official graduate of the Bird Island Academy! sealifesunshinecoast.com.au

A SLICE OF AVIATION HISTORY The iconic QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM is Australia’s largest and most diverse aviation museum. Founded in 1973, the impressive venue has grown massively and now has 430 members, including 110 active members who dedicate a collective 60,000 volunteer hours a year working at the Pathfinder Drive attraction in Caloundra West. With an average of three aircraft acquisitions a year, the two-hectare site boasts an incredible array of aircraft, all with captivating histories that you can discover during your visit. qam.com.au

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ON THE INSIDE

perfectly POLISHED WORDS CANDICE HOLZNAGEL PHOTOS ANASTASIA KARIOFYLLIDIS

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CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN DESIGN continues to set the standard for the western world’s style book. Its ideology is based on the blend of texture, colour and a plethora of fashion accents. It is the here and now – tranquil, intimate and, despite the varying hues and patterns, cohesive. These are the elements that engulf my senses as the unassuming door to this Sunshine Beach apartment peels back. From the outside, the two-storey white-rendered property is typically Noosa – stylish and architecturally pleasing with sophisticated sharp lines complemented by the use of glass. The new development – which is one of two semi-detached homes in a complex – has been designed to integrate with the sloping block and an external steep stone staircase leads to the door. Upon entry, my eyes are torn between the highlights, including a spectacular wall piece.

Multiple 600-millimetre by 600-millimetre grey-tone, custom-made mirrored panels create a feature that seamlessly blends into the space and reflects the sweeping views of the azure ocean beyond the living space. It is at this moment that I realise this Di Henshall-designed property has the best of both worlds: spectacular Sunshine Coast views accompanied by European style. “We were engaged by the developer who was keen for us to take on an edgier design with high-level finishes and a neutral colour palette to appeal to a large range of buyers,” Di says. “The brief was to create a contemporary European-style home right by the ocean.” There is no doubt this brief was met. Beautiful design elements including brass, slate stone and terrazzo take this property to new heights.

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“We designed the furnishings to be in keeping with the modern Italian design,’’ Di adds. “We achieved this by selecting and specifying custom furnishings that belonged in the space. For the most part, we specified a neutral colour palette when designing the finishes but utilised more colour when choosing the furnishings to bring the space to life. “It was essential to utilise the living spaces to take advantage of the beautiful seascape opposite. We used specific colours and art to reflect and bring in the view of the ocean to all areas of the home.” This is reflected in the stunning duo of artworks hung in the downstairs hall, which leads to two bedrooms with accompanying ensuites. Each room is styled with a different purpose. The first 102

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centres on that European influence, with soft orange floral wallpaper spilling across the space, while the second bedroom captures that ocean aesthetic. “The owners use this as their holiday home. They asked us to design a bedroom for their grandchildren, so they had a delightful space for them to stay. We created a gorgeous coastal-themed room with twin beds and an ensuite for them to relax in after a big day out.” The coastal influence spills outdoors to the back alfresco area. The smart use of space incorporates an outdoor kitchen, custom-made lightweight seating and raised deck with pool. It is here that the owners and guests while away the hours in the stylish, sun-drenched space. Views of that sparkling pool are also captured from the

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We used specific colours and art to reflect and bring in the view of the ocean to all areas of the home.

master bedroom, which commandeers the back end of the second floor of the home. Simplified style is the key to this room – soft furnishings, splashes of cool blues and personalised art are anchored by a plush silver shimmer chevron rug. This classic styling continues through to the bathroom where a 20-millimetre white crystal quartz benchtop is complemented by elements of electric black and herringbone tiling. An Art Deco-style pendant is a clever design element. This use of black continues through the second storey, spanning from the staircase’s linear black metal balustrade to black cabinetry handles in the kitchen. A statement slate stone feature wall spans the two levels, tying the look together. Di’s signature use of feature lighting shines on the upper level. An oversized gold and white ring chandelier hangs grandly above the staircase, while glowing black pendants draw the eye towards the dining space, which is adjacent to the light timber kitchen. In its own right terrazzo flooring is spectacular, but the added element of brass strips fed throughout demonstrate exactly why Di is a sought-after interior designer. In this instance, she drew inspiration from a recent visit to New York City. The element was incorporated to add interest to the space, as well as a sense of luxury. Natural light flows around the space through myriad windows, and those dazzling views from the second-floor balcony perfectly complement the blend of blue tones in the living room rug.

“We wanted something edgier and modern while having seascape colourings. This rug was the perfect combination of both,” Di explains. “As the modern feel of this home has a lot of sharper and linear elements, we thought it would be nice to use a round rug to soften the space.” Sharp, soft, sophisticated, stylish – there is no denying the beauty of this home. dihenshall.com.au

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HOMEWARES

Leilani queen quilt cover set, $149, European pillowcase, $29.95, and cushion, $49.95. Available at Harvey Norman, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, 11-55 Maroochy Boulevard, Maroochydore. 5452 1500 or maroochyhomemakercentre.com.au

Keep your drinks cool on your next picnic with a selection of double-walled stainless steel wine bottles and tumblers. Available at Giddy and Grace, 1 Maple Street, Maleny, 5494 3636 or giddyandgrace.com

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Park Avenue 100 per cent cotton vintagewashed queen sheet set, $89.95. Available at Main Linen, 2/27 Premier Circuit, Warana. 5437 8544 or mainlinen.com

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Use this as a day bed, coffee table or ottoman, $1650. Available at Wabi Sabi, 4/11 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 0400 220 813 or instagram.com/wabisabinoosa

The Rider oxidised copper sculpture, POA. Available at Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0418 108 299 or heartsand mindsart.com.au

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THERE IS SOMETHING about nature that makes you stop and take it all in – the colours, the lines, the textures. The same can be said of Farley Cameron’s artwork. There is a freeness in it, a messy beauty that reflects Mother Nature herself, where nothing is neat and perfect but wild and unstructured. Yet in the chaos, like in nature, it’s impossible not to find true beauty. Farley’s first memories of art are also of her grandmother. Of watching her, a seamstress, create a symphony with clothes. She remembers the rhythm of scissors cutting through fabric, the clicks of button making, the patching together of a final masterpiece. It was these moments that sparked a love of textiles, and eventually shaped her career as an artist. “I do come from an artistic family,” she says. “My family are also avid gardeners, and I feel that both of these things have really moulded the person I’ve become and helped shape my love of textiles and art, and of nature.” So it makes perfect sense that her subject matter is inspired by those same things. “I learnt quickly that I connected to nature on a deep level,” she says. “So I paint a lot of flowers and natives, and it’s because that’s where I feel the most like myself. “I know that if I’m feeling off, I can go out into the garden, dig in the dirt for a while, and I’ll feel better. Being outdoors is just good for the soul. Nature brings me back to centre and I think that’s why I’m so inspired by it and why that’s what I’ve been drawn to in my painting.” And while the seeds of an artistic life were sewn early on in her grandmother’s studio, Farley’s artistic story really began about 30 years ago, as a young Sunshine Coast girl who jumped on a plane and flew to Melbourne to study textile design at university. “That experience set me on a creative path that I am forever grateful for,” she says. “But I was young in the big smoke so after I had finished my degree I moved back to the Sunshine Coast and delved into my first professional foray in textiles, working with my beautiful mother, another creative soul.” Farley and her mother started their own label, Farley Design, printing T-shirts on her verandah and selling them at the Riverside Markets in Brisbane. And although it started from humble

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beginnings, the business quickly bloomed and the pair found themselves printing and selling prints, silks, linen and cotton in their Buderim boutique, aptly named Farley’s. “It really was an exciting time that lasted over 10 years, and I learnt so much from it,” Farley says. “But eventually life goes on as it does, I got married, had a baby, and this really changed the course of my life.” It was at this point she decided to go back to university and study graphic design, something that inevitably shaped the next stage of her artistic career. “I figured that graphic design was a great way to make money from being somewhat artistic,” she says. “So, I finished the degree, worked as a graphic designer for a while, both for myself and for a newspaper, but it just didn’t fill that hole. I was hankering to get back to my art. “At one point I just started painting again and it actually happened to evolve very quickly. I was fortunate enough that Art Nuvo took me on and have been so supportive of me. It’s built from there and I’m really loving it. “My process is to paint onto big screens,” she says. “The screen then goes onto the watercolour paper and I print through the screen using a solution. It isn’t like screen printing where there

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are multiple copies; this technique creates just the one painting. “My entire process is very intuitive,” she adds. “Of course, I bring the skills I’ve learnt through graphic and textile design, like line work and texture, colour, depth, but there is a freedom I have when I paint. I get into a zone, a flow, and when I’m in that space, that’s when my most successful work happens. “I find that I need to be in tune with what I’m trying to reflect in the natural world. I need to push away the noise and allow it to flow through me or I’m fighting with the art,” she says. “I’m not one of these people who needs to suffer for my art. It’s not what drives me. For my work to really come to life, I need to get the balance in my life right too. I need time, space, patience and calm to create my best work. If I go outside and centre

myself that’s when I feel great and the work comes through.” Farley’s favourite thing to paint is natives. “I’m well known for my waratahs, but I also love grevilleas and banksias, gum leaves. People seem to respond to native art,” she says. As well as her watercolours, Farley has returned to her first love, textiles, and is creating digital prints of her art on silk scarves and linen. “I just had to,” she says. “I simply do what I love and I’m all about getting in there, trying new techniques, making mistakes and learning,” she says. “That is what art is about.” artnuvobuderim.com.au; farleycameronart.com

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Travelling Colony by Brook Andrew (PHOTO: Courtesy the artist)

THE BEST ART not only surprises and delights its audience, but can be thought-provoking enough to spark a social conscience. This is the philosophy of Noosa Regional Gallery’s director Michael Brennan, who is ushering one of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite art destinations into a new era. Sitting on a particularly picturesque stretch of the Noosa River in Tewantin, the gallery has long been regarded as a premier art space in the region, representing the cream of the crop of local artists. However, since Michael took over the helm 18 months ago, he has added a new dimension to the gallery’s resume by bringing some of Australia’s, and the world’s, most exciting contemporary artists to the Coast. With two decades’ involvement in a range of different art gallery contexts, Melburnian Michael certainly knows his stuff. He has a wealth of experience in community arts in Victoria, and was artistic director of Latrobe University’s Museum of Art before the challenge of a new opportunity drew him to Noosa (the weather and the landscape may have also had something to do with it). He also has a master’s degree in fine arts from Monash University, majoring in painting, and has exhibited his own work extensively. One of the programs he has introduced that has proved a big success this year is the masterclass series of workshops. For this series, eight contemporary artists from around the country came to the gallery to work with artists from the local community. Some of those visiting artists include Archibald prize-winner Sam Leach, and Melbourne-based Godwin Bradbeer, whose large-scale figurative drawings have earned worldwide acclaim. Michael’s passion and enthusiasm for expanding on the wealth of artistic talent in the local region is undeniable. “Before I got here, the gallery had done an amazing job of really engaging with local practitioners and there were a number of excellent opportunities for people who were making art on the Sunshine Coast to exhibit their work,” he says. “But perhaps where the opportunity lay was to have a program in parallel to this – the best of contemporary art practice from around the country, and possibly from around the world, being exhibited in the gallery as well. “So it really raised the bar, or strengthened the context in which local artists were showing. There was an opportunity for people who were making art here to be positioned in that larger contemporary art space.” One of the most exciting events on the gallery’s

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Lyndon Davis performs welcome to country, Quixotica clay kiln firings, Floating Land 2009 (PHOTO: Raoul Slater)

calendar this year, which showcases this collaborative ethos, is the biannual Floating Land exhibition. Held in October, the event features sculptural installations across various natural sites in the Noosa region. This year there are more than 20 projects across several sites, including the space in front of the gallery itself. The two main sites are Boreen Point, on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, and the iconic Noosa National Park. While Boreen Point is already a destination site for visitors to Floating Land, the Noosa National Park site was chosen for its element of surprise. Here, tourists simply enjoying the area’s natural beauty will encounter artworks unexpectedly. Linking all the sites is the Noosa River, which echoes the guidelines of the event: Point to Point. “Quite literally, it’s about Boreen Point and the point of land that juts out to the ocean in the Noosa National Park,” Michael says. “But it’s also about acknowledging that any movement through a landscape or environment leaves a trace, and asking the artists and the audiences to consider what impact they leave when they interact with a land. It’s all about placing artworks out in the environment without them leaving a trace on the environment at the conclusion of the event.” A keynote project for the event will be the work of acclaimed Berlin- and Melbourne-based artist Brook Andrew, who has both Scottish and Wiradjuri heritage. Brook’s Travelling Colony installations feature retro-style caravans, painted with the patterning that Wiradjuri men used to paint on their shields – a comment, says Michael, on the displacement of Indigenous people through colonial settlement. Brook works in collaboration with local artists to realise his designs. Sydney-based artist Leonie Barton will also be making a visit. Leonie practices ephemeral art – finding parts of the landscape (leaves, sticks, mud) and reconfiguring them into artworks that fade slowly back into the environment. A dozen local artists, who have developed their own projects under Leonie’s tutelage, will present their work as part of an ephemeral art walking trail along the shores of Boreen Point. Masao Okabe, a Japanese master of the art of frottage – laying paper over different surfaces and rubbing charcoal on that to get the impression of what’s underneath – will be exhibiting some of his work in the gallery and adding to the installation during his visit with rubbings from trees in the local area. With Noosa Regional Gallery hosting such a growing wealth of local and international artistic talent, it seems it has an exciting future in store – which is just what Michael is aiming for. “I’m always keeping an eye out for things that will resonate with local audiences

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Sails by Sue Coburn, Floating Land 2009 (PHOTO: Raoul Slater)

but then will also challenge local audiences and push them into new ways of thinking,” he says. “I think it’s really important to keep abreast of art practices which are engaging with important social and cultural issues, so those sorts of exhibitions form a big part of what we do. “Given that we’re in this pristine environment here, artists are working around things such as climate change and preservation of natural resources – this will always play a big role in our program. But I also just want to make sure people are surprised every time they come into the gallery, and that there’s always something new and something different in each exhibition. “That’s striking a balance between artists that we bring out from around the country and around the world, to people who are based and practising locally. “If we can put them side by side in the one exhibition block, I think that’s quite exciting.”

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ART DATES

1 PANDANUS PALMS BY AMANDA BROOKS, Art by Brooks

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ART dates Take a moment to peruse some of the finest works from some of the best galleries on the Coast.

ONGOING 1. ART BY BROOKS Amanda Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gallery and studio features a range of her bright and beautiful artworks, prints, gifts and cushions. when ongoing where Art by Brooks, studio visits by appointment. 0417 071 336 or artbybrooks.com.au 2. ART NUVO Art Nuvo showcases a diverse range of mediums and subject matters in a wide range of genres, from luxurious, high-end paintings to fascinating sculptures and beautiful ceramics. when ongoing where Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim, 5456 2445 or artnuvobuderim.com.au GREY GOSHAWK HUNTING BY SARAH FAULKNER, Stevens Street Gallery 114

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3. PAUL SMITH IMAGES Featuring stunning landscape and aerial photography from this incredible part of the world, this space is definitely worth exploring. when ongoing where Paul Smith Images, shop 1, 16 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. 0405 834 864 or paulsmithimages.com.au 4. GARNER-MORRIS GALLERY The works of Olga Garner-Morris and other accompanied artists are showcased in Olgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Buderim. when ongoing where Garner-Morris Gallery, 201 Ballinger Road, Buderim. 5478 2418 or olgagarnermorris.com.au 5. CHRISTOPHE CONDER Christophe Conder divides his time between studios in Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, where he carves abstract forms from solid blocks of sandstone. Christophe also takes on commissions for galleries, public art spaces and private collectors. when ongoing where Christophe Conder. 0414 883 958 or sandstone sculptor.com.au 6. SPRING EXHIBITION Hearts and Minds Art continues to showcase a stunning range of works by artists including Maree Welman, Tamara Sewoff,

Philip Rolton, Leigh Karen Joyce, Rayma Eveson, Colin Crawford, Jen Robson, Sara Paxton and Vaughan Robinson. when ongoing where Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0418 108 299 or heartsandmindsart.com.au

SEPTEMBER 7. OUTBACK REVISITED Noted Queensland artist Mike Nicholas has always had a passion for the outback. Mike lived in Cunnamulla in his early years and enjoys revisiting

the landscape and the local birdlife. when now to September 29 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au

8. NEW COLLECTION A selection of contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture from recent exhibitions. This is a mix of local, interstate and international artists. when now to October 19 where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 5427 7214 or 0448 051 720 or stevensstreetgallery.com.au

MUSK DAISIES BY MAREE WELMAN, Hearts and Minds Art

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9. WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LEFT BEHIND An affiliate exhibition of Floating Land: point to point, this exhibition features artists responding to this significant and iconic cultural event. Masao Okabe, Juan Ford, Ash Keating, Kristian Haggblom, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Bianca Beetson and Leah Barclay feature. when now to October 27 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or noosaregionalgallery.com.au

Over 45 artists on permanent display with a different featured artist each month...

October: Keith Betts

November: De Gillett Cox

December: Karen Atkins

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Art on Cairncross

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.

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10. SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE

13. FLOATING LAND: POINT

Sculpture On The Edge is an outdoor site-specific sculpture prize held annually in the hinterland, offering $10,000 in prize money. Open to artists across Australia, the exhibition is set in a stunning natural setting. when September 21 to October 13 where Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, 1300 311 429, sculptureontheedge.com.au

TO POINT Noosa’s acclaimed free-entry biannual art event features sculptural installations in nature. Artists include Brook Andrew, Leah Barclay, Leonie Barton, Bianca Beetson, David Bentley, Domenico de Clario, Juan Ford, Immerse High, Ash Keating, James Muller, Masao Okabe and Chihiro Minato, Jane Parker and Maureen Riggs, Karla Pringle and Ross Annels, Red Chair Theatre, Samantha Taylor and Miles Allen, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Art forARTSake, and others. when October 12 to 27 where Noosa region. Hosted by Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or noosaregionalgallery.com.au

OCTOBER A FREE EVENT BY ARTS CONNECT INC Set amongst the stunning grounds of

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11. KEITH BETTS Keith Betts has been painting landscapes of bushland in and around the Sydney area for many years. He brings his own style – a combination of representational and abstract work in oils. Keith is the featured artist for October. when October 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au

12. THE THIRD DIMENSION All exhibited artworks are for sale. Exhibition catalogues available for $10.

Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program Arts Connect Inc gratefully thank the following sponsors

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A marvellous collection of sculptural works in bronze, marble and sandstone from leading sculptors Fiona McCarron, Rhyl Hinwood, Craig Medson and more. when October 5 to 27 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au

14. SARAH FAULKNER: SELECTED WORKS Roar Studio artist Sarah Faulkner has selected a range of landscapes, bird and animal studies, and still life from her studio in Melbourne. These works focus on the emotional energy in the subjects and an intuitive process to connect with the essence of the story. when October 23 to November 23 where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 5427 7214 or 0448 051 720 or stevensstreetgallery.com.au

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10 ADORNMENTS FOR TREES BY LAURA VECMANE, winner of the 2018 Sculpture On The Edge prize

NOVEMBER 15. DE GILLETT COX An unfettered joie de vivre emanates from the recklessly sumptuous works of Brisbane artist De Gillett Cox. De is the featured artist for November. when November 1 to 10 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au

16. LYN MCCREA MEMORIAL DRAWING PRIZE A group show of finalists from the fourth iteration of Noosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much-anticipated drawing prize which celebrates and promotes excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. when November 1 to December 1 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or noosaregionalgallery.com.au

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EMUS AT A MESA BY MICHAEL NICHOLAS, Art on Cairncross

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ROCK N ROLL BY JUAN FORD, Noosa Regional Gallery

17. STEAMPUNK Imaginative sculptures of recycled materials in the Steampunk genre by Steven Thompson. These are wonderfully creative and intriguing works. when November 9 to 30 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au

DECEMBER 18. KAREN ATKINS Long-time gallery artist Karen Atkins is the featured artist for December. Her whimsical paintings often have a surreal, dream-like quality and many reflect her former life on the land. when December 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or montvilleartgallery.com.au FESTIVAL IN VENICE BY INESE OWEN, Garner-Morris Gallery

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19. VIOLENT SALT Artists share their experiences of racism and discrimination, while offering opportunities for understanding and connection to celebrate and honour Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique multiculturalism and landscape. when December 6 to January 26, 2020 where Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or noosaregionalgallery.com.au

20. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS A twist on gift giving! From two dolphins swimming (beautiful small bronzes) to 12 handmade books, this is an inspiring selection of artistic, original presents. when December 7 to 30 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or artoncairncross.com.au EYE OF THE WAVE BY CHRISTOPHE CONDER 118

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ANTIQUES & ART

Explore the region’s many galleries, artists’ studios and antique stores from Noosa down to Caloundra.

Noosa Heads Enigmatic Drawings, 75 Hastings Street, 0490 395 346 Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, 0407 840 745 Isabella’s Fine & Antique Jewellery, 2/41-47 Hastings Street, 5449 2626 Jive Art + Design, 3/2 Hastings Street, 5455 3308 Poeta Herford On Hastings, 5/62 Hastings Street, 5455 4899 Noosaville Noosa Arts & Crafts, 1 Wallace Drive, 5474 1211 Art Vision, 4/47 Gateway Drive, 0400 490 720 Tewantin Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican Street, 5329 6145 Pomona Pomona Railway Station Gallery, 10 Station Street, 5485 2950 Cooroy Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple Street, 5442 6665 Doonan Art by Brooks, 0417 071 336 Eumundi Artisans Gallery, 43 Caplick Way, 0409 848 098 David Suters Timber Craftsman, 43 Caplick Way, 0413 509 482 Red Desert Gallery, 46 Caplick Way, 0414 504 360

Yandina Yandina Historic House, 3 Pioneer Road, 5472 7181

Caloundra Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, 5420 8299

Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, 0448 051 720

Glenview Opals Down Under, 11 Ballantyne Court, 5494 5400

Peregian Beach The Gallery Peregian Beach, 12 Grebe Street, 5448 2314

Solitude Art, 163 Glenview Road, 0413 013 882

Buderim Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, 5456 2445

Maleny Art On Cairncross, 3 Panorama Place, 5429 6404

Garner-Morris Gallery, 201 Ballinger Road, 5478 2418

David Linton Gallery, 14 Maple Street, 5429 6831

Tiffany Jones, 0407 452 024

Maleny Art Direct, 21 Maple Street, 0413 885 220

Forest Glen The Shed, 1/319 Mons Road, 5479 6603 Mooloolaba Avenue J, 14/47-51 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5444 4422 Bluechip Investment Art Galleries, 23/13 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5452 5600

Peace Of Green Gallery, 38 Maple Street, 5499 9311 Montville Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, 5442 9211 The Opalcutter, 4/171-183 Main Street, 5442 9598 Australis of Montville Antiques, 160-162 Main Street, 5442 9400

Gallery Beneath, 81 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5444 7775

Illume Creations Gallery, 4/127-133 Main Street, 5478 5440

Sippy Downs University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, 5459 4645

Ben Messina Landscapes Gallery, 178 Main Street, 5478 5164

Moffat Beach Holloway Gallery, 1 Roderick Street, 5491 5557

Mapleton Art Antique Antlers, 3/1 Post Office Road, 0414 782 079

Seaview Artists Gallery, 4 Seaview Terrace, 5491 4788

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