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FEELING THE LOVE CANDICE HIGH COVER PHOTOGRAPHER Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I’d always had a passion for photography and our family holidays were often spent in coastal locations. I dreamt of living on the coast one day. Now living in Coolum and so close to the beach, I am able to explore and capture our beautiful coastline every day, through my photography on the land and in the sky. You can find my work online at or on Instagram @candicejhigh ON THE COVER I took this photo in the early hours of the morning on a calm summer day at Coolum main beach. I noticed a solo swimmer heading out for their daily swim, so I flew my drone over the water above him. The colour of the ocean at that time was beautiful and the space around him with the ripples he created walking into the ocean gave me a sense of calmness and freedom when I captured this shot.

Recently I attended a school reunion – my school encourages its old scholars to stay in touch and holds reunions regularly. (I won’t bore you with the details of how many years it’s been since I was in high school.) I reckon the most common phrase that was uttered on the evening was ‘you haven’t changed a bit’. I heard it, I said it and I meant it. Over hours of conversation, most of us agreed we are all essentially the same (yes we were older, wiser, definitely greyer) but still the same people we were at school. And that was a very good thing. There is something so wonderfully reassuring about being in a room full of people who knew you when you were 12, 15, 17, who have seen you at your most fragile, confused and hard-to-love teenage self, but who still get great pleasure being in your company. It was a great evening and reminded me of the value of friendship. We all need people in our lives who we can be completely ourselves with. As we watch our region grow and change, there are lots of people on the Sunshine Coast forging new bonds. To all our new residents I say

welcome. The Coast is full of good, decent people. May you find many friends among them. Speaking of good people, it’s one of the joys of my job that I get to meet, hear about and read the stories of the incredible people who call the Sunshine Coast home – this issue these include the wonderful Lyndon Davis (page 110), the inspirational Kara Harry (page 34) and the tenacious Nova Evans and Sonia Martin (find out what they are up to on page 36). After welcoming a new puppy into their family, Lahnee and Pablo Pavlovich are exploring the Sunshine Coast from a dog’s point of view (follow their adventures on page 8). And Candice Holznagel is out and about at our artisan markets, meeting some of the many artisans who create and sell their wares in our region (head over to page 18 to read all about it). As we head into a new year I wish you all the best. May friendship and love be the themes of 2022. Until next time!




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I love visiting markets with my family and discovering the local talents and produce on offer. But it was meeting and chatting with the women behind the story that truly inspired me. It may not always be easy, but these women successfully juggle home life and parenting to make time for their passions.

It’s hard to chose one moment but it was very special to meet and photograph local Gubbi Gubbi artist Lyndon Davis. Hearing his stories and the meaning behind his beautiful work was so inspiring. Another favourite was meeting the vivacious and full-of-life Kara Harry. Such an inspirational woman!

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The Sunshine Coast is heaven for dogs and their humans

18 MEET THE MAKERS The region’s markets are a treasure trove of artisans





Steve Raw and Lee Folland

34 ROLE MODEL Kara Harry

36 BOLD VISIONARIES Nova Evans and Sonia Martin

40 LIFE STORIES Barbara Lamont



106 ARTIST Lauren Jones

110 OFF THE WALL Lyndon Davis

TASTES 48 NOSH NEWS Food news and ideas


52 TABLE TALK Noosa Marina

56 RELAXED RECIPES Relish restaurant

60 SALT CELLAR The region’s craft breweries

LOVESTRUCK 64 MAKING LOVE WORK Kayleen Auhl and Josh Cameron


68 I DO Wedding day treats

24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Things to do and see

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LOCAL WOULD KNOW Hidden gems to discover

44 OUR BACKYARD Inspiring snaps of our region

96 ATTRACTIONS Touristy treats that locals love

114 ART DATES Galleries you must visit



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Barry and his humans at Noosa 8

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Luna relaxes on Moffat Beach and (inset) at Mooloolaba’s The Velo Project

DOGS – OUR FURRY companions, our sidekicks, our best friends. There is no denying that pets very quickly become part of the family and I think it’s safe to say we love their company. Thankfully, the Sunshine Coast has stepped up and is showing its dog-friendly side with an array of eateries, accommodation options, dog parks, beaches, hikes and more all saying a big yes to the good boys and girls of the canine world. And it makes sense too. The Coast is an adventure playground for humans and pups alike. Plus, the warm weather, sunny days of summer and a smorgasbord of fun to be had both in and outdoors are inviting us dog owners to get out and about with our four-legged friends. So salt has rounded up a few dog-friendly options for a day out or even a staycation in our own backyard that will get the tails wagging.

SIT, STAY, EAT! It doesn’t matter which suburb you head to, you should be able to find a place that offers up some coffee, treats and, of course, a puppuccino on the side. Try Poets Cafe or Wild Rocket at Misty’s in Montville, White Picket Fence or One Block Back in Caloundra, or Murrays on Sixth Maroochydore. Then there’s Boiling Pot Brewing Co in Noosaville if you’re after an afternoon local brew and want to take your four-legged mate. One of our personal faves is The Velo Project in Mooloolaba. This cafe dishes up sustainable meals using local produce and has become something of a destination eatery for pooch-loving peeps. Out the front, or the back, you can enjoy a delicious meal while your sidekick nibbles on dog-friendly donut biscuits or some peanut butter and bacon ice-cream made by Brisbanebased Hugo’s Ice Creamery. Treats all round.

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Louis the sausage dog

the Coast is lined with stunning beaches and many of them allow your furry friend to be off leash during certain hours.

Relaxing at Spicers Clovelly

LET’S GO TO THE BEACH Name a better combination than a beach, clear ocean and a dog digging its nose into the soft white sand. Thankfully, the Coast is lined with stunning beaches and many of them allow your furry friend to be off leash during certain hours. Some even let them take a dip with you leash free anytime. You can’t go past Moffat Beach on a Sunday morning before 8am – there are paw prints everywhere and dogs splashing about in the ocean. Or you can keep your pooch on a lead and wander along the shore any time, up around the rocks and watch the surfers play in the waves as your dog follows suit in the white wash. Currimundi Beach, a one-kilometre stretch of sand between entries 60 and 62, is off leash 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pawfect. Head further north and make a stop at Noosa Dog Beach. Just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street is Noosa Woods, part of the Noosa Spit reserve. It is a slice of heaven for pet owners. Think prime picnic spot meets incredible views and calm water to cool off after your walk. Speaking of walks… 10

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The writer with Luna at Moffat Beach

WHO WANTS TO GO FOR A WALK? Even the mention of the ‘W’ word is enough to get tails wagging, but let’s not limit these outings to the local park or a meander around the block. The Sunshine Coast has a whole heap of pathways and hikes that are pup friendly. Just remember to steer clear of the National Parks and take a lead. Point Cartwright Reserve is one such place. Humans can look out over spectacular ocean views as they take a walk through the bush on paved pathways to the lighthouse from Pacific Boulevard carpark. The reserve also doubles as the fantastic after-hours Buddina dog park. If you’re feeling super energetic, you can pop your pup on a lead and stroll to the Kawana Surf Club and back, which is about a five-kilometre scenic round trip. A little further south is the famous Caloundra foreshore and you can walk the trail from Bulcock Beach all the way to the off-leash section at Shelly Beach before jumping in for a dip. Head north, wave the beaches goodbye and take a stroll along one of the many walking tracks at EJ Foote Sanctuary in Buderim. Entry to the sanctuary is free, dogs are permitted if on a lead and you clean up after them. You can pick from a number of tracks marked easy, medium or hard for the bigger dogs and their energetic humans.

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Luna at The Velo Project

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Barry at Noosa

TIME FOR BED After a big day of adventures, there is no need for your pet to miss out on the evening fun. Spicers Tamarind in Maleny and Spicers Clovelly in Montville are now offering Pooch Packages so your pet can indulge in a little five-star luxury stay with you. Both properties have dedicated pet-friendly rooms (the French Cottage at Clovelly and Orchard Villa at Tamarind) with plush dog beds, doggie leads, bowls, blankies and a long-lasting bone. The only catch, fur kids must be under 25 kilograms, use their ‘inside voice’ during their getaway, and always toilet outside. 12

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If you’re less about the glam and more about the great outdoors, Kenilworth Camping is more than happy to welcome your furry friend to its working dairy farm, as long as the pets don’t go off on their own special adventure. Situated along five kilometres of the great Mary River on 580 acres in Kenilworth, the whole family can pitch a tent, set up a camp fire and enjoy the beauty of the property. Dog-friendly Airbnbs are all the rage these days too. So if you want a house stay, take a look online because there are a number of Sunshine Coast homes happy to have you, and your dog, for a little staycation.


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SECRETS Sunset aperitivo on the Noosa River? Yes please! NOOSA FERRY’S DAILY SUNSET CRUISE is the perfect way to experience Noosa at the most beautiful time of day. This experience is a great way to view the coastal town’s golden hour from the water. Sunset cruises range from just over an hour to two-and-a-half hours, so there’s plenty of time to capture the perfect sunset picture from the classic-style vessel’s open-air top deck. You can bring your own drinks or pre-purchase a package with a nibbles box to create a perfectly relaxed afternoon. For a great daytime option, take advantage of the ferry cruise service, which cruises along the Noosa foreshore with stops dotted along the way from Hastings Street (Sofitel Jetty) to the Noosa Marina. Private charters are also available for weddings, events and parties for a unique waterfront experience. Map reference M12


FOR MAP REFERENCES SEE MAP ON PAGE 120 Head on over to Yandina to check out STEVENS STREET GALLERY. Located in the heart of town, the gallery showcases beautiful paintings and jewellery, gifts and homewares, all made by Sunshine Coast artists. The gallery is also teaming up with its neighbour, Belgian Bar Deco, to host monthly open nights for wining, dining and admiring the artwork. Gallery managers Toni Eggleston and Alicia Mireille are looking for more local artists to join the art collective and display their work in the gallery. The open nights are held on the third Friday of each month from 5pm and the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday at 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 0414 687 895, 0437 141 786 or Map reference L15

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Summer means sunscreen, and if you’re looking for a product you can slather over your whole body, we reckon you can’t go past WE ARE FEEL GOOD INC’s range (yes, it’s a long name, but the products are great – salt’s editor is a big fan of the Sensitive Sunscreen). Started by a group of mates, We Are Feel Good Inc is an Australian company that makes its products in Australia. The founders wanted to create a range that nourished and supported the skin without compromising on sun protection and felt good from the moment you applied it until hours later. So the sunscreens are made with vitamin E and aloe vera, to hydrate and nourish. They are also paraben, oxybenzone, octinoxate and PABA free. Local stockists include Bedouin Traders in Noosaville and Peregian, Silo Wholefoods in Yandina, Maroochydore Wholelife Pharmacy and Beach Beat Caloundra. Head to our-stockists for a full list.

Have you been to the EUMUNDI MARKETS lately? The much-loved Sunshine Coast institution was deeply affected by lockdowns, border closures and new COVID rules, so now is definitely the time to head out there and support the stallholders, especially if you haven’t been for a while. The markets have a reputation for nurturing creative and business talent, with food, homewares, fashion, arts and crafts, and loads more for sale. There are always top-notch musicians, such as the very talented Hayden Hack (pictured), plus street performers, making the markets so much more than a shopping experience. The markets are on every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm and Saturdays from 7am to 2pm rain, hail or shine. They are at 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. Map reference L14


finds, retro pieces and one one-off treasures, Packed full of vintage finds off treasures THE LOST TREASURE SHOP gives us another very good reason to visit Maleny. Located on the road between Maleny and Montville, this place is amazing – whether you’re looking for a retro dress, some funky shoes and accessories, a vinyl LP or crockery or memorabilia. When you’re done shopping, order a coffee and a cake from the friendly staff and relax before heading home. A word of warning – if you are in a hurry, you will get side-tracked with all the browsing and lose track of time. The Lost Treasure Shop is at 927 Maleny-Montville Road, Balmoral Ridge. 5499 9821 or Map reference J18



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Sunshine Coast Council recently released its SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL HERITAGE CALENDAR for 2022 and we are loving the beautiful old images that celebrated simpler times in our region. The calendar is jam-packed with photos drawn from the private collections of six local residents who won the heritage calendar photo competition, plus the council’s own heritage library collection, Picture Sunshine Coast. One of the images, submitted by Judith Irvine (pictured), is from the 1920s and shows a bell buoy that was washed up on Dicky Beach. The calendar is produced every year to celebrate and showcase the important cultural heritage of our region and all photos submitted are archived into Picture Sunshine Coast (find out more at Collections/Picture-Sunshine-Coast).

If you’re looking for a leisurely way to start the week, head to the region’s botanic gardens. Every Monday from 10am the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden host a FREE WALK. Join the friendly, trained guides and take a stroll while learning about the plants and how these beautiful, peaceful gardens were established. Guided walks, on a variety of themes, are also regularly held at the gardens on other days of the week and sometimes on weekends. Bookings for guided walks for larger groups can also be arranged. Find out more at and click on ‘What’s On’. Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is at 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha. Map reference M18

LOCAL WILDLIFE is more active in the warmer months, so it’s important that all residents and visitors to the region keep an eye out for koalas, kangaroos, snakes and lizards. There is more chance of coming across these animals in summer than other times of year, so whether you are out for a stroll, driving in the car or are off for a bike ride, be aware of animals and take care. If you do see an animal that is sick, injured or looks a little lost, you can help. Salt’s editor was recently out walking in Buderim and came across a tortoise near a busy road, so she took it to a nearby vet. You can also call the RSPCA hotline on 1300 ANIMAL or WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association) on 5441 6200, who can care for, rehabilitate and release wild animals.

Whether you love to draw and paint and have done so for years, or you’ve never picked up a paintbrush but would like to try, ART SCHOOL CO in Maroochydore is the perfect place to nurture your creative side. The studio offers classes to students from eight to 98, in the afternoons, evenings and during the day, in school term times. Sign up now for the first term of 2022 – you won’t regret it. The supportive teachers are not just talented artists themselves, but are also warm and fun and make every class a joy. They believe that all human beings are creative and that nurturing this creativity is what life is all about. You don’t have to have any prior experience as they believe that anyone can learn the techniques to make beautiful art, whether that’s with a simple pen or pencil, in oils, acrylics or ink. Art School Co is at 32 Wises Road, Maroochydore. 0491 756 172 or Map reference N17 16

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A walk along the Coastal Pathway at Caloundra just got better. We recently discovered the very inviting TOM & ANDY’S ESPRESSO VAN at Bulcock Beach, and we are glad we did as it made a delightful pitstop. The van serves up coffee and sweet and savoury snacks (including pizza), plus smoothies to the very lucky diners who relax at the picnic tables or on the grass nearby to chat, unwind and refuel for the walk ahead. Tom & Andy’s Espresso Van is at 44 Maloja Avenue, Caloundra. Map reference O19






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Meet the makers






1.Candace and Kodan Lynam from Sunshine Coast Collective Markets. 2. Maria from Elemental Formations. 3. Sunshine Coast Collective Markets. 4. Some sweet little pieces from Auburn Designs. 5. One Small Squirrel earrings.


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IT’S 8AM ON a Sunday morning as we walk through the gate and onto the green oval of Coolum State School. The Pacific Ocean is a mere two-and-half kilometres to the east and I can smell the salt and feel the gentle sea breeze tickling my face. From Monday to Friday, this field is buzzing with typical school activities as children run, play and laugh. But come today, the open space has been transformed into a different hive of activity – a business community with more heart and soul than what is typically associated with an economic hub. The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets is more than your average market. At its core is a sense of connection to community – a true village vibe that is a rare find in these modern times. “People feel a sense of home when they come to the markets,” says owner Candace Lynam. “They are seeing familiar faces, listening to local musicians, eating yummy food, all in this sense of a village. “There is a strong sense of localism and we are really fighting to maintain it. We are seeing it firsthand with the beautiful people who come out to the markets to shop locally, to know those in their community. “I am encouraged on market days when I see all these creatives with this place to connect with one another and showcase their work to the community. That’s the beauty of the markets, building up one another’s businesses. It’s about backing them, giving them a go. That’s the Australian mentality.”

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Candace and her husband Kodan recently took ownership of the markets, but have managed the collective for the past two years. To say they are committed is an understatement. Talk to any vendor and they will tell you the same thing – the Lynams live and breathe the markets, and strongly support each creator. On market days they rise early, leaving their family farm in Montville at 3am to ensure they arrive before the stallholders. This allows them time to set up the community spaces and welcome the vendors individually before the day of selling begins. “I’m third-generation Sunshine Coast,” Candace says with subtle pride in her voice. “My grandparents settled here in the 1950s on a pineapple farm in Montville. We ran a family business for the past 70 years… that started my passion for small business. I believe in building a sense of community, especially as we grow into a regional city. “With our vendors we try to contain it to Sunshine Coast people. We are really careful at curating to maintain a sense of showcasing local creatives. We want to be able to support artisans.” Market-goers won’t find imported products or carbon copies when they browse the 60 stalls. Instead, there is a treasure trove of unique, hand-crafted wares complemented by local produce and foodies. Each vendor is an artisan, investing hours of planning, designing, making and marketing into their craft. For some, it is a full-time job. For others, this is more hobby than work.

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Elemental Formations’ James Ferguson (inset)

I am encouraged on market days when I see all these creatives with this place to connect with one another and showcase their work.

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Lauren Diamond is one-half of Auburn Designs, makers of resin jewellery and wares. She and her sister Kathryn Simpson made the daunting decision to leave full-time work to create their own future. That was five years ago, and they haven’t looked back. “I’m a teacher,” Lauren says. “I had a career, but my eldest is now five, and I wanted a job that would let me stay home with her. I really wanted to stay home and have more children. “My sister already had a small business but she wanted to do something else. We are both crafty and we wanted to make something with a no returns policy. Earrings are one size fits all.” On the day we speak, Lauren is busy at work in the pair’s


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PHOTO: Caloundra Twilight Markets

One Small Squirrel

Caloundra Twilight Markets

small studio (the sisters recently purchased houses on a shared property). Her hands are covered in resin. “They are always covered in resin,” she laughs. Auburn Designs has grown from making earrings (it has more than 1000 different designs) to creating resin wares such as vases decorated with beautiful floral creations. The women purchase offcuts, twigs and petals from local Coast florists, and then dry and dye with colour to produce unique displays. “The resin is hand poured and all the flowers we use are

real,” says Lauren. “It’s a passion project part of our business. We try and keep our handmade goods affordable. We think of the people shopping at the local market, the people keeping our business going.” She adds, “We are Australian made; we have no imports.” This has meant the sisters have fared well through the pandemic. A shortage of goods coming into the country resulted in an influx of stockists connecting with Auburn Designs and their local product. This means their creations are now stocked around the country. “Small business like this is not for the faint-hearted. I’ve created so much more work for myself. When do you clock off?” Lauren says with a laugh. “It’s all about growth. We will be starting our production for next Christmas in January. It’s just the two of us, but it takes our whole family to keep it going.” The markets are also a family affair with Lauren’s three children constants at the stall. Meeting and chatting with customers is a highlight. “It’s the nicest thing when people say, ‘you make these? Oh wow’. We see the back end. To have a polished, finished product and




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Lauren Diamond from Auburn Designs

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people to appreciate and admire that it’s a real skill is wonderful. You don’t think that when you are at home making it. “The Collective Markets are so unique and give us that ability to connect with people. As busy as we are, the most important thing is connecting with our shoppers and creating for them. “Being a handcrafted product, people know they can’t buy it anywhere else. We have such an overwhelming choice, but it means we have something for everyone. “Next year we plan to do a few collaborations with other artists, featuring their art on our earrings. It’s a small business community within the markets.” A few stalls over and another creator is tidying her stall table as she greets potential customers. Her table is a sea of colour – pink, purple, turquoise and mustard yellows. With so many fun and quirky options, it’s difficult to select just one pair of Claire Saint-Smith’s polymer clay earrings. Claire, a medical receptionist, is also the creative behind One Small Squirrel – a hobby business she began in 2016. “My partner had a band, his guitars and his motorbike and I thought, why does he get to have all these hobbies and I had nothing. “I loved big bright earrings and thought I would teach myself how to make them. I look back at old photos now and 22

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cringe, but I had to start somewhere. I made things I liked, played around and kept going with it. I can’t believe where I am now.” There are around 500 sets of earrings currently in her stock – all designed and handcrafted by Claire alone. She produces her art on days off and in the evenings, and can make 30 earrings in a five-hour period. In terms of styles, she follows her heart and is inspired by colours she is “drawn to”. “I started because I wanted to be able to wear things I liked. Even now, I probably still think of this as a hobby. I have so much respect for makers who create as their full-time job.” From the Caloundra Bulcock Street markets, to the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets – where you will now find her once a month – Claire, like many, has become a staple on the local scene. James Ferguson is another artist who has thrived thanks to the region’s support of market vendors. He is the man behind Elemental Formations – a nationally recognised business celebrated for its bespoke crystal lamps. “It was really a one-man band,” James reflects. “It was just me at the markets making jewellery at first. Wire-wrap jewellery and that was initially what I started with. I got more into the jewellery and then went on to make the first lamp, and effectively came up with the NLP – the national lamp plan – about two years ago. “The NLP boosted us. It was recognising that we had a product that sold better than any of the crystal stuff we sold before.” Elemental Formations now has 50 employees and has sold close to 30,000 crystal lamps. Each one is handcrafted, which means they are each one-of-a-kind. There are 20 to 30 people in the Woombye workshop on any given day, shaping the ethically and sustainably sourced Brazilian crystals into distinctive creations.


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“The lamp, I knew it was special. Weeks after I made the first rounds of them, I’d sit there at the end of every day of making, looking out across my field losing my mind a little bit, thinking my god, what have I done? I’ve created a monster. These lamps are the future.” James’ jewellery creations gave way to the lamps – he has created only a handful of pendants in the past 12 months. It was the crystals that first drew James in. At the time he owned a handyman/landscaping business, but had always had an affinity with alternative therapies and esoteric medicines. “Couple that with a creative desire and it [making] was something that really fulfilled a need for me. “My personal mission statement is to create sustainable, profitable and multimillion-dollar companies to invest in and implement large-scale sustainable change to help raise the frequency of humanity and the planet as a whole. “I’m not doing it for the Ferraris.” He has already started a small farm and small food company with the goal of growing to decentralise the food network to bring food back into the community. There are also plans to invest in solar innovation. It may sound ambitious for a man who began his journey selling at the markets, but James’ story of success proves how from small things, big things can grow. “I started at the Eumundi Markets and went to Caloundra after that and did the Twilight Markets,” James says. “The markets have a great demographic and are definitely a way to serve the local community. It’s inspiring to see communities created here on the Coast such as these markets. “The community here is absolutely incredible. I’m so fortunate and inspired by the likeminded individuals doing the work here on the Sunshine Coast. Here on the Coast people are busy; they are getting things done.” Candace Lynam agrees. She believes the region is a melting pot of successful creators who deserve the same recognition as any retail business owner. “My hope is that we retain that sense of community as the Coast grows bigger and that markets always provide a platform for small business on the Coast. I back small business and want to see them succeed. I’m inviting the local community along on that journey to help small business grow and flourish,” she says.

ARTISAN MARKET TRAIL CALOUNDRA TWILIGHT MARKETS Set against the dramatic background of the sun setting over the ocean, the markets are held along the Bulcock Beach Esplanade on the last Friday of the month from 5pm to 9pm. There is a selection of food and artisan stalls. BEERWAH TOWER GREEN MARKET Wander down Simpson Street and browse the range of creations at this monthly market. Presented by the Beerwah branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association, these markets are nothing short of traditional. Everything is hand-baked, handmade, hand-sewn and hand-grown – you will love it! COTTON TREE MARKETS Touted as the ‘artisan markets’, this creative-filled shopping experience is held every Sunday from 7am to midday at King Street, Cotton Tree. PEREGIAN MARKETS Held on the first and third Sunday of every month, 7am to 12.30pm, these markets are an eclectic mix of handmade art and craft, as well as upcycled goods, produce and food. Visit at Kingfisher Drive, Peregian. SUNSHINE COAST COLLECTIVE MARKETS These markets are held at the Coolum State School, Barns Lane, every second and fourth Sunday. Shop local and get into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas market on December 12. Open 8am to midday. The Collective also hosts a pop-up market on the school holidays near the Alexandra Headland skate park by the ocean. Check the website or Facebook for details.

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A BEE STORY This theatre show combines circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must work together to rebuild their hive after it is destroyed by a bushfire. While JAN 14 A Bee Story includes many light-hearted and funny moments, it has as its themes environmentalism, sustainability and community spirit. Directed by Robbie Curtis and co-created with musician and performer Lizzie McRae, A Bee Story is perfect for children and families. when January 14 where Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina visit

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THE BLACK SORROWS Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows are on their Livin Like Kings national tour. One of the nation’s most enduring bands, The Black Sorrows are known for high-energy live shows. During their Kings Beach Tavern performance you’ll see Joe and The Black Sorrows performing the classic soul, blues and country hits that span Joe’s multiplatinum career along with a selection from his 50th album release The Black Sorrows’ Saint Georges Road. when January 15 where Kings Beach Tavern, 43 Burgess Street, Kings Beach visit



BALLET INTERNATIONAL GALA For those new to ballet, the Ballet International Gala is the perfect introduction to this stunning art form, though aficionados will also have plenty to love with principal dancers from the world’s leading ballet companies, including American Ballet Theatre and Astana Opera. These international stars will perform alongside Australia’s own world-class talent. The artists will dance a carefully FEB 5 curated selection of pas de deux from some much-loved ballets including Le Corsaire, Spartacus, Don Quixote and Grand Pas Classique. when February 5 where The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra visit NEIL YOUNG’S HARVEST LIVE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR In February 1972, Neil Young released what would become his most successful record. Harvest was his fourth FEB 13 studio album and became the biggest selling album of 1972, giving the Canadian-American musician his first number one album and single with Heart of Gold. Australian supergroup Antipodean Rock Collective (ARC), which features Kram (Spiderbait), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Mark Wilson (Jet) and Davey Lane (You Am I) will be presenting Harvest in its entirety plus a selection of Neil Young classics from the career of one of rock music’s true masters. when February 13 where NightQuarter, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya visit


STUDIO AND FIELD PROGRAM: CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH NATURE JOURNALING The beautiful Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest and is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life. It’s the perfect setting FEB 1-22 for this course, which encourages participants to learn to see, get curious and ask questions. During this four-week nature journaling program you will learn about the principles of nature journaling, along with insights into the extraordinary habitats of this ancient rainforest. The course is led by naturalist and NatureArt Lab Queensland co-ordinator Dion Dior and you’ll get to keep the nature journal. when February 1 to 22 where Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny visit 24

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FEB 13 QUEENSLAND TRIATHLON SERIES – CALOUNDRA Join in the fun at Australia’s largest triathlon series. The Caloundra event welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. Events include the Kool Kids seven years and above races, a beginners’ race for those wanting to get a feel for a triathlon, plus the more challenging Olympic and sprint distance races. There has never been a better time to tri! when February 13 where Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach visit


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NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING Since 2010, the Noosa festival has attracted record levels of competitors, plus the thousands of spectators who head to the beach to soak up the atmosphere. Join in the fun and check out this family-friendly, sustainable event that appeals to surfers of all and ages. The MAR 5-13 abilities festival has proven to be a perfect place for veterans to get together and compete alongside juniors who are just starting out. It also features art shows, the popular beach bar, live music and shaping exhibitions. when March 5 to 13 where Noosa Main Beach visit

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PETER HELLIAR & ROVE MCMANUS – LIVE The J is getting ready to host two of Australia’s most beloved comedians. Peter Helliar is not just a comedian, but is also the creator and star of TV’s How To Stay Married and features on The Project four days a week. He has performed stand-up for more than 20 years. Rove McManus started his career as a stand-up comedian and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and biggest TV producer. In this show he is on stage doing what he does best – making you laugh. when March 19 where The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction visit

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THE MOOLOOLABA MILE OCEAN SWIM The 1.6-kilometre Mooloolaba Mile is the main race for this event, which attracts thousands of Queenslanders every year. The distance appeals to a huge range of abilities and is an ideal step up from traditional short-course events. Other races include the 800-metre Junior Giants, the three-kilometre and five-kilometre races. In 2022 organisers are introducing the Mooloolaba 5.0, a marathon-distance course designed for seasoned swimmers looking to push themselves. when March 27 where Mooloolaba Beach visit

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID and changing circumstances, please check with the venue before attendance to ensure the event is going ahead.

Santa Photography Visit Santa in Centre at Noosa Civic this festive season and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Each child photographed will receive a special Santa Sack to take home*. Dates: 13th November – 24th December Location: near the Food Court Santa Paws Pet Photography and Sensitive Santa sessions also available, bookings essential. *While stocks last. Visit for a full list of Santa hours and prices.

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as you are. Released from the rough, carefully shaped, and polished to perfection. It's rare, it's precious and utterly unique. THERE IS NEVER a dull moment in the Wright household. Not really a quiet one either. Five kids under the age of 10, the youngest having just turned one, definitely see to that. So some might be forgiven for wondering why on earth the mother of those kiddies, Danieka Wright, decided to add running a small business making handmade baby clothing to her list of daily tasks. Especially when her second youngest child Noah, who turns four in January, is immune compromised and requires almost full-time care. “It’s a bit of a mad house, but it’s also a fun house,” she laughs. “Even I sometimes wonder what I was thinking but the deeper I get into the process the more I love it and I know it will be a worthwhile venture.” Up until her son Noah was born, Danieka had never even touched a sewing machine. “I did my hairdressing apprenticeship straight out of school and worked in hair salons for a few years, then moved into child care but never anything to do with fashion, design or textiles,” she says. “But after Noah was born, I taught myself to sew with the help of my grandma so that I could start making him pants and beanies because nothing fit him. He was born nine weeks early with chronic lung disease and he was the size of a 600ml pump bottle.” “I found pretty quickly though that there wasn’t a lot out there for premmie babies and definitely nothing special for them to wear.” But that isn’t quite where her journey into making cute clothing began.

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“Noah was actually on oxygen for nine months after he was born,” Danieka says. “And then at 10 months old he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is too much fluid on his brain, and then he needed brain surgery to place a shunt inside to drain the fluid. He also had IBD, cyclic vomiting syndrome, hypertension and hyperparathyroidism, plus other minor surgeries… his first couple of years on this earth ended up being a scary time for all of us. Pretty much, Noah couldn’t attend child care or play sports like other kids, so I have been his full-time carer since birth,” she says. Despite all of this, Danieka and her husband Pete had a fifth child in October 2020. “I always loved working with children and knew I wanted a big family so we did go back for number five,” she says.

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“Hadlie is one and we are done now though,” she laughs. In October 2021, just weeks after Hadlie’s first birthday, Danieka finally had the opportunity to launch her business, LJ Rompers Handmade, which offers one-of-a-kind rompers for little ones. “I wanted to re-enter the workplace in some way and thought why not make beautiful babies’ clothes,” she says. “The idea started brewing when Hadlie was a few months old. I created an Instagram account posting photos of her in cute clothing made by other small businesses and our following grew quite quickly, which gave me some confidence when it came to launching something of my own.” While it has been a struggle finding the time for her business, Danieka says she knew she would fit it in somehow. “Once you have a medical baby or child, you learn quickly to juggle lots of things all at once and just make it work,” she laughs. “But it does get tricky and there are a lot of late nights, working with Hadlie hanging on to my legs, plus Noah has his

weekly paediatric appointments, the kids all have sports after school so it gets crazy.” However, it has been worth it for the 31-year-old Landsborough mum. “Since launching, I have had an influx of orders already. By the start of November, I had handmade around 50 rompers and I am already working on our Christmas release and Christmas orders. It’s fantastic. I will be doing custom orders and I have a shop with a few of each design and size for immediate order too. “A big part of the business will be made-to-order premmie outfits so that mums with premature babies can still access beautiful, handmade outfits for their little ones. I’m so excited to be able to offer that, whether it’s a special going home outfit or celebration outfit for the tiny fighters.” Danieka also has plans to give back a percentage of her profits to assist other families with premature or immune compromised babies. “It was such a hard time for us when Noah was born and the uncertainty that comes with it so once the business has had a chance to grow a little, I want to create a project that supports others who are going through what we went through,” she says.


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THE DREAM OF owning and growing a business has become a reality in its most pure form for Steve Raw and Lee Folland as they breathe new life into a once-loved Sunshine Coast destination. When they purchased Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens & Nursery about a year ago they had a vision to create a community hub that celebrates the best of native Australiana – from it plants and wildlife, to food, music and art. Planting the seed to manifest their dream, so began the process of revitalising the once-thriving property. Fairhill was first established in 1975 on former dairy land in Ninderry, about 20 minutes from Noosa. By the late 1980s and early 1990s it was one of the most prominent native nurseries in Australia. Visited by well-known gardeners, local

green thumbs and those wanting to appreciate and enjoy a day in nature or a relaxing meal at the restaurant, it was a popular destination until the original owners retired in 2002. It was almost by accident Steve and Lee stumbled across the 8.5-hectare property after a holiday to Australia last January quickly became an extended stay as the pandemic set in. Meeting in Beijing in 2006, Steve and Lee had successful careers in retail and consumer research respectively. They spent the next 14 years raising their children, mostly living and working in China. Unable to return to China in 2020, the family instead began travelling Australia, making it as far north as Noosa. It was here Steve, who is originally from Adelaide, knew the Sunshine Coast was the perfect place to grow a business.


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“We were always saying we wanted a business we could grow, and then I was looking online one night and saw this was for sale,” Steve says. “When we first saw the property, it was really obvious that it has such great bones. It’s not so much about us starting again but taking what was here and making it better. “We see Fairhill as a real celebration of Australiana through native plants, food, art and music.” Realising the potential and the need to revitalise the community space, Steve and Lee closed the gardens in January 2021 to bring their vision to life. “We closed for a few months to have a look at the property to see what we could do,” Steve says. “From there we landed a vision for the property. Our vision is to stick to natives and take it back to what it was and make it the most relevant botanic gardens and nursery we can.” Fairhill’s propagation team and nursery is now up and running and sells one of the largest ranges of natives in Australia. Steve and Lee hope that through the nursery, visitors can learn of the beauty and importance of native plants, which will in turn inspire a trend. “There’s this concept called rewilding, which is putting back the trees and plants that were there in the first place,” Steve says. “That’s something that I would love to do for all the gardens on the Sunshine Coast. “What excites me the most is because natives on the Sunshine Coast grow so well, you can have the most extraordinary gardens of anywhere in Australia. So the concept is that everything that is growing in our gardens you can buy from the nursery. 32

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“We’ve found out there are a number of plants here that are rare or critically endangered, so being able to get cuttings from those and grow them, as well as help people who come here understand what grows in here, is pretty special.” Fairhill is also home to a range of native bush foods, giving visitors a chance to connect deeper with nature and the land from which their food grows. “People are wanting to learn more about native edible foods and how to cook with them,” Steve says. “To have that connection to the land and to the native plants and to be able to teach people not only how to grow them but to use it in their cooking is wonderful.” Hoping to take advantage of showcasing local food, Steve and Lee began engaging with local producers including Ten Acres Farm and Padre Coffee to establish Fairhill’s pop-up cafe, Botanist and Baker, which will soon become the on-site restaurant. “We came across Ten Acres, shared our vision for Fairhill including a restaurant and bar, and realised we had a lot of shared values,” Steve says. “That quickly became a partnership called Botanist & Baker. The idea is the coming together of everything it takes to be a great botanist as well as a great baker and to serve locally sourced, modern Australian food that is healthy, and not only coming from the area but from these gardens too.” Steve and Lee plan to have the restaurant built by the end of summer and will transform the former restaurant


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building into a space to hold workshops and functions. The couple says community feedback has been positive since reopening, especially from those who remember the gardens 30 years ago. “The support from the community has been amazing,” Lee says. “We’ve had old staff come and cry to see the place up and running again and customers who have planted their own gardens 30 years ago have come back. We feel very privileged we are bringing it back. People know it and remember it.” Making it a place for all ages, Steve and Lee hope Fairhill will reconnect visitors with nature. “No matter how much of a digital world we live in, the magic still happens in real life,” Steve says. “There are so many people who want to come out for a day and have a day in nature. “Because of COVID people have fallen in love with Australia again and realised what an extraordinary place we live in and want to learn about that and celebrate that.” The revitalisation of Fairhill with be a continuing process, and as Steve and Lee say, a garden is never truly finished. “What excites us is that we are not in a hurry; it’s going to take a few years,” Steve says. “It’s been an incredible 10 months – we’ve made great progress. “As people come here and we share with them the journey we are going on, each time they come back they see something that has changed. A lot of people want to go on that journey with us. This is about what we are creating – we are creating a place for people to come and hang out and enjoy. “We want music to be a big part of it too. We will have

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complex brain surgeries and six weeks of gruelling radiation. It all started in August last year when Kara was starting to suffer headaches and numbness on the left side of her face. “It was gradually happening, but I’m a busy mum, I had three small businesses and I wasn’t really taking notice,” she recalls. Following a visit to her GP and a CT scan, Kara was told of a large mass on her brain. Admitted to Noosa Private Hospital for one night, Kara was transferred to a Brisbane hospital where she underwent urgent surgery to remove the large tumour. Six days later doctors told Kara the worst possible news – she had stage four glioblastoma and just 15 months to live. “It was a big shock,” she says. “I thought it would be benign – they would chop it out and I’d go home and heal. I should have clicked when they said to bring my family in. I think for an hour the whole room was silent. “My son Ash was the first phone call I made when the neurologists told me my diagnosis. It was the hardest call I’ve ever had to make. He’d just had his 21st birthday and it broke me. “I cried then and that’s the only time I’ve cried – telling my son that and then talking about it. I’m crying for his heart.” Kara’s daughter Lucynda, 10, and Mason, seven, are also processing the news. “Mason has been processing it slowly – he just knows it as ‘cancer’ and I’m glad it didn’t hit him too hard.” Despite being told her condition is terminal, Kara has remained steadfast in her willpower and positive mindset – there’s no way this 40-year-old is accepting a time limit on her life, and as part of her inspiring story she has also managed to build and launch her business Little Ladies Workshops.


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“With glioblastoma, they put you on your deathbed, but cancer is messing with the wrong lady,” she says. “I’m putting my story out there so people don’t give up on themselves. People say ‘this lady has been through hell and back and she is still smiling’ and that makes me happy that I can inspire others.” In December last year, just days before her 40th birthday, Kara’s tumour returned and a second operation was needed. “I went into that surgery with this mindset – we’ve done this before and I can do it again and I bounced out of that surgery within 48 hours like nothing happened.” But six months later more tumours were found and a third operation ended with 36 staples to Kara’s skull and an agonising recovery. “It was intense. They cut a big hole at the top of my skull and there were two tumours near my right eye.” Recently, the single mum spent six weeks travelling to and from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in Birtinya for radiation in a bid to kill the inoperable tumours near her eye. “The radiation team at SCUH are just beautiful; they are vibrant and so lovely.” It’s one of the reasons Kara has thrown her support behind health foundation Wishlist’s $14 million project Wishlist Centre, which is currently under construction opposite SCUH and will help to provide fellow patients with a circle-of-care. Wishlist Centre is set to become Australia’s first facility to offer patient accommodation, primary healthcare and complementary therapies under one roof. “My mum lives in Bundaberg, my 22-year-old son and his family are 10 hours away in Emerald. Bringing your family together in those times [while in hospital] is really important,” Kara says. “Especially with young children – if you can have extra therapies or consultations away from the hospital environment, I think that’s particularly important, and if I could have left the hospital, walked across the road and had the flexibility to come and go depending how I was feeling – that would be really lovely.” Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe says the centre will help countless patients and families in Noosa, Cooroy and Tewantin. “Sometimes there is a notion that if you live in Noosa you may not need the help of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, but there is an increasing number of patients – especially cancer patients – who need to receive their treatment here,” Lisa says. “Driving to and from treatment each day for six weeks is gruelling – imagine the relief if patients could stay right across the road with their carer or a family member and access those extra but very vital support services in the one place.”

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NOVA Evans and Sonia Martin were frozen in their cinema seats, speechless after the documentary they’d just seen. The life-changing moment snuck up on them, hitting like a lightning bolt, just as everyone else moved on to the canapes and champagne. The film at a palliative care fundraising event told the inspirational story of a doctor who created a hospice after seeing poverty-stricken sick and elderly people dying on the streets of India. Stripped of dignity, these people had no one to hold their hands at the end of their lives. The doctor’s voice reached through the big screen and seemed to speak directly to Nova and Sonia: “Are you helping those who are most in need?”

“We just sat back in our seats and went ‘Are we? Are we really?’,” Nova remembers, as a tradesman continues working on their newly opened Sunny Street Community Healthcare Centre in Maroochydore. “We got goosebumps because we knew that if people make it through the doors of a hospital, if people make it through the doors of a general practice, they’ll get good care. But then the doctor challenged us – what if they don’t make it through the doors?” Sonia takes up that thought: “The hospital system is fantastic,” she says. “But what about the people experiencing homelessness? They’ve got nowhere to sleep, they may have drug-use issues, living in poverty, mental health issues, with no support. In our roles, we saw people consistently move through

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The opening of the Maroochydore clinic. PHOTO: Cade Media

emergency departments back out onto – wherever – and then re-presenting in hospital.” Their ‘Geronimo Moment’ – the point of no return – happened two weeks later. They resigned on March 19 from secure positions with Queensland Health at Sunshine Coast University Hospital – Nova as the hospital in the home program medical director and Sonia as the complex discharge coordination team nurse unit manager. The two friends, who had met in 2017 while working at Nambour General Hospital, considered an aged-care project or starting an orphanage overseas, but their energies soon turned to the homeless. “We did try within our roles to explore different ways of providing healthcare to people sleeping rough but unfortunately we hit an innovation ceiling and so we literally started to think

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outside the box, outside the system,” Nova says. “We wanted to help the system, but we thought it would be more productive, flexible, easier, more nimble to go outside the system.” A revolution in healthcare thinking was needed. Both mothers-of-four and their families’ main bread winners, Nova and Sonia picked up part-time work where possible, writing and actioning their plan for Sunny Street after hours over the following four months. The launch was brought forward to July 28, coinciding with the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre inaugural Hair and Pamper Day for vulnerable people. “I had two medical students with me. Sonia had five RNs [registered nurses] with her and then we had three admin people in support roles, and the university placed 13 nursing students

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Mayor Mark Jamieson helps open the new clinic. PHOTO: Cade Media

with us,” Nova recollects. “We geed up the team at the start and said ‘All we’ve got to do today is let people know Sunny Street exists. Wear the pink and yellow. Have a cuppa.’ “I thought we’d be sitting down and just talking amongst ourselves. But no. In four hours, we looked after 48 people. And it was at that launch that we thought, ‘We’ve stumbled across a true need here’. “Originally we thought we’d be two chicks and a medical truck and we’d just go out and deliver healthcare, but then we very quickly realised that that wasn’t the greatest need of people experiencing poverty and homelessness.” The greatest need was much more basic: someone to talk to. Conversations develop trust – the first step towards helping other problems. From there, Nova and Sonia ran two clinics a week at Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre for three months, then reviewed the data before expanding to nine a week with the help of family and friends who were also clinicians. By Christmas, they were exhausted and took two weeks’ break from the clinics and each other. Sitting with takeaway coffees on a sofa in the furniture section of IKEA North Lakes, Nova and Sonia wondered: “Do we keep going?” The answer was yes. In three years, Sunny Street has developed nurse-led outreach clinics throughout Queensland, offering more comprehensive care through paid doctors and allied professionals, and providing help wherever needed, from gutters and parks to community centres and buildings at night. The Maroochydore centre in Baden Powell Street, opened by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson in October 2021, is now the epicentre of operations – the “sun” to the outreach clinic “rays” in the logo on the unmistakeable pink and yellow Sunny Street T-shirts. These headquarters offer the full range of primary healthcare you’d expect from a GP for free to members of the public. “We are committed to being Australia’s first nationally co-ordinated healthcare service for people experiencing homelessness and vulnerability. And we believe that we are all vulnerable,” Nova says, looking up from her pencil work on a 100 Ways to Colour Kindness book, part of the social prescription therapy supplies available. “This is a healthcare system for Australians. We are determined to change the way healthcare is delivered because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for clinicians working in the space and it’s certainly not working for patients. We’ve got to do things differently. We’re demonstrating how it can be done differently.” 38

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Sunny Street uses a healthcare model that has tapped into Nova and Sonia’s wealth of experience. Sonia has been a registered nurse for 30 years in private and public health, focusing on aged and community care. The Sunny Street director of nursing was recently named the 2021 winner of the prestigious Health Minister’s Nursing Trailblazer Award. Nova, who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004, did advanced training in anaesthetics and pain management at Nambour before completing generalist training at Kingaroy Hospital, where she became senior medical officer and director of clinical training. She also feels privileged to have helped remote communities through the Alice Springs Royal Flying Doctor Service. In a way, Sunny Street embodies the image of the country doctor and nurse with calm, understanding bedside manners. “It’s one of the sad things that we’ve noticed in our professions,” Nova says. “You go into nursing or medicine because you care, you want to help people and you want to make them better. Unfortunately, the way the system works, over time it beats that out of you. “Look at the hospital system and emergency medical departments: you’re just under the pump. You’re having to quickly move from patient to patient. In aged care, where Sonia used to work, there’s one RN to hundreds of residents so you just don’t physically have the time to look after people the way you want to. That’s how people’s hearts are forced to shrink because they’re just having to get the job done. “One of the biggest reasons I started Sunny Street with Sonia is because I wanted to look after people the way I believe they should be looked after.” Sonia proudly shares Sunny Street’s statistics: 35 staff, 180 volunteers across Queensland who have had more than 30,000 conversations and consultations, and a COVID department, run out of Tewantin, that has vaccinated 18,000 Australians and tested in excess of 16,000. The volunteers are part of the Sunshine Coast-based outreach department clinics and provide everything from chronic health and wound care to education and prescription information. At the heart of the healthcare model are kindness, compassion and conversation. Unlike most general practices, a Sunny Street consultation isn’t time-based. The clinical and non-clinical team approach starts with a simple “hello” and a sympathetic ear. “It’s just someone to sit and listen,” Sonia says. “We don’t go in as healthcare professionals and say ‘this is what’s wrong with you’. We ask them where they’re at, what’s the one thing they might like to change right now about their life or their health and then we work on that because it’s important for rapport and trust. “A lot of people we deal with have had really complex traumatic histories and find it really difficult to trust people but especially healthcare professionals. So we have the bright T-shirts, we teach our teams to lean in with kindness and love, and just spend the time with people that they need.” Sunny Street is already a fine legacy for Nova and Sonia’s mission to leave the world a better place, with a few laughs along the way. But by this time next year, they hope to be surrounded at the Maroochydore centre by people dropping in for refreshments and a chat, having private conversations in the soundproof communications pod, undertaking consultations with GPs, dentists, psychologists and social workers, taking showers and perhaps grabbing items from the exit lounge pantry stocks.


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“It’s about social engagement,” Sonia says, just as a man wanders in off the street, asking politely to borrow a pen and piece of paper. “If we see an increase in appointments, an increase in people just sitting here, then that’s how we know. Our service is entirely run on what patients need.” The next step in the national plan is to open a Brisbane community healthcare centre. A recruitment drive is also under way for paid doctors and nurses to join the growing team, as well as volunteers from paramedics to non-clinicians. The corporate flu vaccination program is a fundraising venture allowing businesses to contribute. As with anything, many hands make light work. “If you look at it with a global perspective, we are not going to solve homelessness, but we can be a salve for it,” Sonia says. “It’s one person at a time. One conversation at a time. That’s how we change people’s lives. For me, my grandmother was my best friend growing up and her connection to me, honestly, without it, I don’t think I’d be here today. If one of those Sunny Street people can be the person that is the bridge that doesn’t break for someone, there’s that unconditional relationship which is where we change the power balance. Then we’ve got a good chance of changing one life.” And opportunities for change through compassion are everywhere. Nova says while Sunny Street has “millions” of patient stories, one is close to their heart: a socially isolated man in his forties, living in poverty, with multiple serious health conditions. “He was one of our first patients. He was in Sunny Street’s team presence for four hours a week for three years before he

At the Maroochydore clinic opening with artist Shauna Hill, whose artworks feature in the clinic. PHOTO: Cade Media

felt safe enough to disclose his childhood sexual abuse to me,” she recalls. “We’ve obviously provided him support and care and we’ve now got him into psychology treatments, but his story really reflects the difference in Sunny Street’s model of care compared to traditional general practice. I think about the team-based approach and the sheer number of hours that the team has spent with him. There’s no way that he would ever have reached that point of safety in mainstream general practice with 10-minute consults. “He hadn’t even told his mum. I was the first person he had told. It takes people who have experienced trauma a long time to think they can trust somebody to share their story.”


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DEVOTION Hannah Kent | Picador | $33 Hannah Kent’s bestselling Burial Rights, published in 2013, was translated into 30 languages and won a raft of prizes, and the hearts of her readers. She followed with the tragic and lyrical The Good People, and now both books are in production for the small screen. After five years waiting for more of this gifted author’s words and stories, Devotion is finally here. In the 19th century, large communities of Lutherans left Prussia where they were forbidden to practise their religion, choosing to come to South Australia, part of a new land, where they could establish their farms, villages and churches with freedom. Devotion follows the journey of a young girl named Hanne whose life to date has been one of austerity, hard work and fear of God. Hanne sails to Adelaide with her family and the community from her Prussian village, including her friend Thea, the object of her devotion. They meet in the forest. “She was an apparition walking between hazy columns of trees, her outline getting clearer as she walked.” This is the moment the girls begin a deep, devoted relationship. The harsh and inhumane conditions on board the ship result in the loss of a number of the villagers; the descriptions are such that you can feel the roll of the ship, cringe from the reeking smells emanating from closely packed humans and feel the depth of sorrow and desperation of the passengers. This is an outstanding work of literature; a story of the transformative nature of love and the immeasurable depths of the heart.



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HOME TRUTHS David Williamson | HarperCollins | $50 Noosa local David Williamson is arguably Australia’s most renowned and successful playwright and screenwriter. (He is also a Noosa local!) In this book he has shown he is also an extremely skilled and entertaining writer of memoir. Home Truths primarily covers the 50 years which comprise David’s career, with writings on many of his plays and performances. David was a frontrunner in the rise of Australian theatre, bringing our own stories, our humour and idiosyncrasies to the stage, where previously most of our plays had originated in the UK, Europe or the US. But David’s rise was far from a smooth ride. His work delighted audiences, but also attracted great criticism and often vitriol. He writes candidly about his personal and professional failings, as well as his many great achievements. He also writes at length about his beloved family. The overarching story of his life with his wife Kristin and his great love and admiration for her and her achievements was a favourite part for me. This is a detailed, informative and thoroughly enjoyable book. I loved it.

FREAK OUT: HOW A MUSICAL REVOLUTION ROCKED THE WORLD IN THE SIXTIES Tony Wellington | Monash University Press | $35 What can’t Tony Wellington do? He was a much-loved mayor of Noosa, but he is also a musician, an artist, a filmmaker, photographer and writer. Tony has now published Freak Out – a book I predict will be treasured by music lovers for years to come. The 1960s was a decade of extreme change in every aspect of our lives, but no more than in the world of rock and pop music. Music reflected the societal changes, and gave the youth a soapbox to have their voices heard. This was the decade that brought massive events such as the Vietnam War, the geopolitical tensions of the Cold War were ongoing, the threat of nuclear war was real and sexual liberation arrived with a bang! It also brought a surge in creativity in all the arts, but most of all in music. Tony’s exhaustive research is apparent on every page. His writing style draws the reader in immediately, and although many of us remember some of these musical events, it is fabulous to revisit those musically fecund times and relive the excitement we all felt at the time.


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Indigenous singer/songwriter Archie Roach’s KITCHEN TABLE YARNS is a YouTube series that aims to support emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians. Allara Briggs Pattison, Rulla Kelly-Mansell, Marlon Motlop and Lydia Fairhall are a few of the featured creatives. Go to and search for ‘Archie Roach Kitchen Table Yarns’.


PAULA JOYE is a former magazine editor who is now embracing the digital space. Find her on Instagram where she shares beauty and fashion tips in a fun, accessible way. We love a stylish woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously.


In HOW I BUILT THIS, Guy Raz from US broadcaster NPR talks to creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs to find out the real story behind some of the world’s best-known companies. While it definitely has an American bent, this podcast is well worth dipping into. Search for ‘How I Built This’ in your podcast app.

HOME Stephanie Alexander | Macmillan | $60 Stephanie Alexander is an Australian icon whose career has spanned more than 50 years. I would guess most Australian kitchens have at least one cookbook from Stephanie on the shelf! She has written 18, including the wonderful Cook’s Companion, which has been a bestseller since its release back in 1996. She launched the Kitchen Garden Program in 2001, operating in around 200 schools around Australia, teaching children about growing, enjoying and cooking fresh seasonal foods. She has also been a great inspiration to home cooks and to high-profile chefs around the world. This brand-new cookbook features more than 200 recipes (and we know her recipes work). They range from simple daily meals to more challenging gourmet choices – each recipe has clear instructions and most are paired with photographs. Throughout the book you will find Stephanie’s stories about her life, her inspirations and philosophies. This is a perfect gift for a food lover, entertainer, gourmet or kitchen dabbler. It will certainly have a place in my own kitchen!



For the most heart-warming stores from the internet, start following UPWORTHY on Instagram. It rejoices in stories about the beauty of nature, the healing power of animals, the kindness of strangers and the decency of people. We just can’t get enough of this good stuff. RAIN PARROT is the kind of app you didn’t know you wanted or needed until you have it. It’ll keep you updated on the weather wherever you are in the country and even notify you when rain is on the way. Very handy!

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They say you eat with your eyes first. And we reckon whoever first said that may have had VANILLAFOOD in mind. Check out this fantastically colourful, delicious and healthy breakfast from the clever VanillaFood kitchen. It’s a chilli tofu scramble with blue corn tacos, tomato salsa, avocado and pepper berry oil. Umm, yes please. Wash it down with a delicious smoothie, a cool drink, cold-pressed juice, tea or Clandestino Coffee. What better way to start the day! VanillaFood is at 2/10 Lanyana Way, Noosa Head. 0448 600 889 or

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Dining has never played a bigger part in our lives, so here salt shares news, information and products that enhance our passionate consumption. Have you checked out MALENY LANE yet? This foodie hub in the heart of Maleny has become a much-loved meeting place for hinterland locals, who gather in this little precinct on Maleny’s main street to enjoy food from around the world. It’s an Insta-worthy spot decorated with fairy lights and plants, so you can enjoy your sushi or nachos, curry or a croissant in what we think is a magical little setting. There is live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Follow the Facebook page for news on the Maleny Lane Night Market and other events. Maleny Lane is at 38 Maple Street, Maleny. 0406 069 798 or MalenyLane

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When lockdowns affected the region in 2020 and 2021, Sunny Coast restaurants quickly responded by offering takeaway and online ordering to ensure their customers could enjoy restaurant-quality food from the comfort of their own homes. But did you know you can still order online from ALL’ ANTICA? If you don’t feel like dressing up for a night out but still want the delicious food All’ Antica is known for, jump on the website and easily order any of the Buddina restaurant’s garlic breads, yummy pizzas, pastas and risottos, plus dreamy desserts. All’ Antica is at 3/115a Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. 5444 0988 or

One of the region’s favourite distilleries 20 20 DISTILLERY is now also one of Australia’s. The local team picked up a gold medal for its East London Dry and a silver medal for the George gin at the 2021 Australian Gin Awards. An incredible 370 gins were submitted from around the nation and New Zealand, so 20 20 Distillery’s wins were pretty impressive. The East London Dry is distilled using beautiful botanicals such as Macedonian juniper, coriander, cassia bark, angelica, citrus and cardamom. The navy-strength George gin was named after founder and distiller Brian Bedding’s grandad who was in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. You can taste the award-winning gins, along with a range of other products, at the 20 20 bar at 5 Taylor Court, Cooroy. 0467 818 738 or



Looking for that perfect little restaurant to host your next get-together with friends? We’ve found it. At BASK in Eumundi you can do just that – bask. Our advice is to head in for the long lunch where you’ll enjoy some sensational food, delivered at just the right pace in a setting that is flawlessly complemented by friendly wait staff. But what to eat? The menu is perfectly curated with dishes such as spring pea and lemon ricotta bruschetta; black angus rump cap, black garlic butter, pickled radicchio and hazelnut; filo-wrapped pumpkin wellington, salted zucchini and romesco; and ginger and parsnip pudding. Bask has a great selection of reds, whites, roses and sparkling wines to create the perfect meal. Bask is at 4/101 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 0431 728 190 or

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Meal kit company HELLOFRESH has analysed 18 months’ worth of trends, insights and data to understand what we eat and how we cook at home. Here’s what we’ve learned – leading into 2021, Australians increased the number of Mexican and Italian meals they’ve been cooking at home. This is reflected in a 50 per cent increase in the search for Mexican and Italian recipes online over the past 12 months. Aussies also embraced meat-free meals – the number of vegetarian meals ordered from HelloFresh in February 2021 was double that of February 2020. A year spent at home had us looking at our eating habits and waistlines, and one way we were eating more healthily was through low-carb meals. The number of low-carb meals ordered in the first quarter of 2021 was more than double that ordered in the same period last year.

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Tony Kelly, the brain behind Mooloolaba’s Rice Boi and Giddy Geisha at Maroochydore, recently opened a new eatery in Palmwoods. Called PIGGYBACK, the restaurant has, says Tony, a menu inspired by Indonesian and Malaysian street food. The new addition adds another feather in the cap of Palmwoods, which already boasts Rick’s Garage and The Shed. Piggyback is at 1 Koorawatha Lane, Palmwoods and is open seven days a week. 0498 761 184 or

Nothing says summer like watermelon – and while a watermelon is a delicious refreshing fruit to eat on its own or muddled in drinks, we also love the idea of this quick, healthy, tasty and colourful WATERMELON SALAD. Just get yourself a watermelon (about 750g) and chop it up into bite-sized chunks, discarding the peel. Add to that a small red onion that you’ve sliced finely and about 180 grams of feta (crumbled). Top with a decent bunch of fresh mint leaves that you’ve torn up and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Easy!

Did you know the average Australian household throws away more than $1000 worth of food every year? That’s why we are loving THE SWAG, an award-winning, non-toxic, machine-washable and compostable storage bag, which has been shown to keep fruit and veg fresh for more than two weeks. The Swag works by allowing moisture to be pulled through the outer layers to augment hydration, while the inner layers promote breathing and reduce ethylene build-up. This leads to fruit and vegies staying crispier and nutrient-rich for longer than if they were stored in other bags or containers. The Swag bags come in all shapes and sizes. Head to to find out more.

The restaurant at SPICERS TAMARIND RETREAT is known for its stunning cuisine and if you want to learn the secrets for the kitchen, you can! Chef Terrence Alexander regularly holds cooking classes with a French, Thai, East Asian and Italian twist. As well as regular classes scheduled throughout 2022, the Tamarind team can also organise bespoke workshops – perfect for small groups or corporate team building. The Tamarind Cooking School overlooks the beautiful market garden in the heart of the rainforest and Terrence’s passion for this cuisine is infectious – his knowledge of ingredients, techniques and flavours is conveyed through his relaxed and informal approach. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is at 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny. 1300 311 429 or


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Made with organic ingredients Mad including coconut milk powder, cashew incl and almond, and sweetened with evaporated coconut nectar, LOVING eva EARTH EAR white chocolate is also dairy free, free vegan and kosher. This company’s products are also not associated with pro child chil labour in any way. Which is perhaps why Loving Earth white per chocolate won a silver and editor’s cho choice cho award at the recent Clean + Conscious Awards. You’ll be able to Con indulge knowing this tasty treat has not ind been bee produced with synthetic fertilisers or chemical pesticides and is made c with ingredients cultivated in ways that help hel restore native ecosystems, prevent erosion and support water ero conservation. Find the white chocolate con and more Loving Earth treats at The Source Sou Bulk Foods around the Coast, Naked Nak Foods in Maroochydore, Silo Wholefoods in Yandina and Flannerys Wh in Maroochydore. M

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Have you checked out The Shed’s CHEW CHEW BISTRO yet? The Palmwoods store boasts a licenced bistro that delivers all-day breakfasts and lunches along with a tasty range of house-made cakes and pastries. Dining by the tracks never looked so good – the bistro is decked out with stylish vintage decor and chesterfield lounges, where you can relax and enjoy a drink after browsing through The Shed’s range of vintage and antique treasures. There’s a children’s menu and four-legged babies are also welcome. Perfect! The Shed and Chew Chew Bistro are at 3-5 Main Street, Palmwoods, 5479 6603 or

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Noosa River in Tewantin and boasts some lazy day vibes in the best possible way. Unless you were to come on a Sunday, of course, when the markets bring the place to life. Or perhaps stop by for a wine on a Friday or Saturday night, live music playing to the groups who relax, eat and drink their way through a fine weekend.


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For the most part though, visit during the week and you’ll witness couples as they meander along the waterfront, then take a peek inside the homewares shops that weave among the restaurants and cafes. Families, kids and big kids at heart are enjoying gelato at Amore Gelato, ice-cream dripping down their cones, ready for an adventure on the water – charters, dolphin and whale tours plus boat hire are all available here. Smiles wherever you look, including from the many small business owners and staff who work here. It is fairly safe to say there is something for everyone at Noosa Marina. Sip coffee or wine, browse local shops, enjoy a river-view meal, relax with a massage, jump on a boat tour or join a sunset cruise. Some might even say it makes the perfect spot to start the day exploring the Noosa River or wind down with the family over some fish and chips, live music and good times as the day slips away. Noosa Marina is a little slice of foodie heaven too. Especially if you are a fan of fresh seafood. In fact, the fish and chip shop here has been open more than 20 years, and the newest kid on the block, Lucio’s Marina, is ready to dish up some succulent Italian seafood too.

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LUCIO’S MARINA Lucio’s Marina is brand new to the marina, bringing with its stunning decor a menu to match. Freshly caught local seafood and the superb produce of the Noosa hinterland and surrounding regions make up the delicious menu. As well as seating up to 70 in the trattoria, the restaurant also boasts a 50-seat all-day aperitivo bar. The space is the newest restaurant for restaurateur Matteo Galletto, his wife Dieuwke Albertsma and his sister Michela Galletto and pays homage to Matteo’s father, and the famed Lucio’s in Paddington, Sydney, which recently closed its doors after 40 years.

PIER 11 Another crowd favourite dishing up modern Australian cuisine with absolute waterfront views is Pier 11. Tucked down one end of the marina, this restaurant has the class of a fine dining establishment, the energy of a Canadian diner and the ambience of a homely eatery. As for the food, well, that’s a whole story on its own. Think seafood spaghettini with prawns, mussels, fish, crab and calamari in a chilli, tomato, garlic and white wine sauce. Or crispy skinned pork belly served on apple puree with buttered cabbage, broccolini, baby chat potatoes and a mustard seed jus. No meal is complete without dessert and an espresso martini. All I can say is yum. 54

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STILL HUNGRY? Café VinCino is well-known around the marina for its delicious house-baked goodies and dishes cooked up with fresh locally sourced produce. Harbour Wine Bar has become a bit of a favourite hangout for locals and tourists with a chill vibe and vast selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails. Sit back, relax and take in the water views paired with live rock and pop jams. Little Pink Pig cafe is the place to go for hand-made chocolates, coffee, cakes, gifts and, of course, the exclusive fresh pink pigs. Be sure to check out the vintage juke box while you’re there and try a best-selling ginger scone. Noosa Italian Restaurant & Pizza brings an authentic and warm-hearted slice of Italy to the marina. Think Tuscany meets Noosa with homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, antipasto plates, salads and desserts with a 360-degree view of the Noosa River. Noosa Amore Gelato boasts 24 flavours, with dairy free, sorbet and vegan options, and a chocolate fountain churning out a special blend of Belgium chocolate in a never-ending stream of deliciousness. What more could you ask for on a hot summer day? Noosa Amore also serves up yoghurts, pastries, chocolates, gelato cakes and gelato semifreddo cakes, as well as fresh fruit salads. Step off the Marina and onto the Noosa Cruiser for a dining experience of a different kind. You’ll get delicious cuisine, cooked fresh aboard Noosa’s only cruising restaurant and bar. Noosa Harbour Fish Market offers take away or you can eat in. These guys are well known for their fresh seafood, crispy chips and an impressive range of locally made craft beers, ice-creams and soft drinks.

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Ingredients 45ml Seabourne Coastal Dry Gin 15ml lemon juice Cucumber Mint Matso’s Ginger Beer, to top up

Method This gin is a Noosa product. Combine all ingredients and serve tall over ice.

BUMBU BALI PORK This a great marinade that I was given on my last trip to Bali. The marinade was smothered around slow-cooked pork belly. The pork was sliced and served quite simply on thinly sliced raw green beans and young paw paw. I had the pork dish quite a few times during my stay and decided to see if the chef would part with his recipe. To my delight he was more than happy to. I discovered the marinade also works really well with beautiful plump local Mooloolaba prawns and can be used as a curry base. In the Relish kitchen we slow cook our local forage farm pork belly in a master stock for three hours then press it overnight between two trays before portioning and covering the pork in the marinade. It is then baked, which cooks the marinade, creating a crust on the pork. The Mooloolaba prawns are poached in a curry made from the marinade. It is served on thinly sliced Gympie beans, young paw paw and an Asian-style slaw.

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.

Ingredients Marinade 100g golden shallots (can substitute with red onion) 50g garlic 50g ginger 50g galangal 25g fresh turmeric 25g long red chilli 20g shrimp paste 1 stick lemon grass 1 tbsp black pepper

10g candle nuts (must be cooked) 2 cloves 30ml fish sauce 30g palm sugar Curry 500ml coconut milk 100g of bumbu marinade 50g fish sauce 50g palm sugar 4 lime leaves

Method To make the marinade, roughly chop all the ingredients, then place them in your food processor or blender. To make the curry, lightly saute the marinade in a little of the coconut milk. Add in all other ingredients and bring the curry to a simmer then set aside to let all the flavours infuse.

Chef’s note: At Relish restaurant we are lucky not to be tied down by one style of food. The summer climate in Noosa really lends itself well to an Asian style of cooking – hot, sour, sweet and refreshing with great fresh local seafood and tropical ingredients. You can find lots of Asian-inspired meals on our menu in the warmer months. In winter you will find heartier meals inspired by European countries and cooking techniques. Recipes courtesy of Relish restaurant at Noosa Springs, Links Drive, Noosa Heads. 5440 3333 or Each dish is available to order at Relish restaurant during the month of December.

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Ingredients Key lime tart 125g Nice biscuits 50g butter 375ml condensed milk 5 egg yolks ¾ cup lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)

Lemon sorbet 250ml lemon juice 300g white sugar 2 tsp liquid glucose 400ml water

Method To make the tart, blitz the biscuits and butter in a food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs. Line a 20-centimetre cake or tart tin with baking paper and place the biscuit mixture into the bottom of the tin. Make sure you push the mix into the bottom of the tin well. Bake biscuit mix in a 160-degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and place on bench to cool. Turn oven down to 120 degrees. Combine condensed milk, eggs and juice in a bowl, whisk, then pour into tart tin and bake in the low oven for 20 minutes or until filling has set. Tip: The tart may feel soft when it is still in the oven, but once it has set in the fridge it will firm up. To make the lemon sorbet, grate the zest of each lemon you used to extract the juice from into a saucepan. Keep the juice in a separate bowl. Add the sugar, glucose and water to the saucepan, and slowly bring to the boil. Cook for 30 seconds until sugar and glucose have dissolved, add the lemon juice, stir well, cover and allow to cool. Strain the cooled mixture into a bowl to remove the zest, place in a freezer and stir every 15 minutes with a fork until mixture has frozen. 58

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Ingredients Basil pesto 1 bunch basil (leaves only, no stalks) 1 clove garlic Juice of one lemon 100ml extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup pine nuts ¼ cup grated parmesan

Gnocchi 6 large desiree potatoes ¼ cup of grated parmesan 2 egg yolks 1 cup of flour Tomatoes Olives Mozzarella Sea salt

Method To make the basil pesto, blend all ingredients in a food processor, add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. To make the gnocchi, roast the potatoes whole in their skin. Roasting the potatoes is preferred because if you boil them they absorb too much water, and you have to add extra flour which can make the gnocchi too hard. Remove potato from skin and mash, making sure there are no hard lumps. To 500 grams of the cooked potato, while they are still warm, add the parmesan. Set aside to cool. Then put the potato mixture on a clean, dry, cool bench and make a well in the centre. Add egg yolks, roll up your sleeves and mix well. Sift the flour and fold it in, continuing to knead the dough to incorporate the flour. You may need to add a little more flour depending on the consistency of the dough (it should not be sticky to the touch). Dust a clean bench with flour and roll gnocchi into long finger-thick logs. Cut gnocchi on a diagonal about 3 centimetres long. Put gnocchi on tray and place in the fridge to set. Fill a large, wide pot with water, add a good pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Drop gnocchi into boiling water and cook until it floats (do not overload the pot or the gnocchi may stick together). Remove gnocchi from water with a slotted spoon and place in ice water to cool down. When it is cool remove from water and place on paper towel and drain well. We sauté our gnocchi in a hot frying pan to give a crunchy texture to the outside. Toss the sautéed gnocchi in the basil pesto, add blistered tomatoes, smashed olives and mozzarella. Add sea salt to taste.

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BATHING IN GLORIOUS sunshine at the beach or on the back deck with a beer in hand is a great way to battle the Australian summer. Some 20-plus independently owned breweries now hug the coastline from Caloundra to Cooroy, feeding the insatiable appetite consumers now have for craft beer. So, let’s hit the road and check a few out! Maleny’s Brouhaha launched in 2016. The vision of four mates has delivered a brew pub that seats 165 with 10 taps and a seasonal menu on offer. With a range of classy beers to choose from, what sets these guys apart is their flagship beer, the Strawberry & Rhubarb Sour. Not many breweries lead with a sour but this one sells three times as much as any other on the range. Made with local ingredients including yoghurt from Maleny Dairies as the souring agent, it brings all elements of the hinterland together in one chilled and super-refreshing package. An exciting development with the brand is the new taphouse in Aura, just a step or two from Caloundra. Offering capacity for 60

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200 to 300 customers and 16 taps, this two-level facility is a game-changer and lets you peer into the brewery as you sip your ale and absorb the brewing process. With food trucks on weekends, Brouhaha has every base covered. Not far from Aura will land you at the Moffat Beach Brewing Co. Such was the success of its beachside venue, a new production house facility was opened in late 2020 at 51 Caloundra Road. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, trivia nights are popular on Thursday nights, while food trucks and live music are regular visitors. Sit back and be spoilt for choice with 20 beers on tap. Chill here or at the beachside venue and crack a Deadbeat Boyfriend Easy Drinker. Like its namesake, it’s not too challenging nor complex and a reliable beer to throw back on a lazy afternoon. Wander a little further up the Nicklin Way to Warana and land at Your Mates Brewing Co. This place is all about immersing yourself in a full, transparent brewery experience.


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With a range of limited-release beers as well as the core range rotated through 12 taps, a full kitchen is at the mercy of 150 to 200 customers every Tuesday to Sunday. The gastro pub experience includes trivia, Mexican and parmi nights with fresh ingredients deliberately infused with beer. The ever-popular Larry pale ale is the pick but the Tilly ginger beer has been pouring only since the start of 2021, and based on sales, it is already a clear second favourite. Tucked away in Nambour is Stalwart Brewing. Owner and brewer Adam Tomlinson flung open the doors in July 2020 and has landed on his feet with the state government recently rezoning the surrounding area as a special entertainment precinct – the second in the state behind Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Open Wednesday to Sunday, Stalwart’s beers are traditional, full flavoured and balanced, bearing names to honour Adam’s ancestors. Check out the Sacred Chief, an American pale ale highlighted by caramel malt with hints of citrus and pineapple. Stay a while and grab a bite from the kitchen that pumps out great pub meals with specials rotating weekly. Plough through the Chief Burger Challenge (1.1 kilos) in less than 23 minutes and score a free four-pack for your trouble or just head outside to the beer garden and tap your foot to live music on the weekends. If small is your thing, a hidden gem tucked away in Nambour is Morts. A small-batch producer, this joint pumps some cool vibes. From Friday to Sunday, grab a beer, some tunes and a feed from a food truck or simply fill up a growler for your onward journey. Skip back to Sunshine Brewery. Located in the industrial estate at Kuluin, it is open Wednesday to Sunday with food

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trucks being regular visitors. Producing classic summer-time beers, take a look at the Pacific Pils for that classic malt finish or the uber-refreshing Kaffir Lime Gose that will have you salivating for more. Beer lovers should certainly zero in on 10 Toes at Alexandra Headland. Established in 2016, its insanely delish pale ale makes up 45 per cent of production but the significant increase in sales and production in the past 12 months has seen all sales nearly triple. The Culture Kick range is well worth keeping an eye on. Rotated every two months, the range commences a new conversation with consumers. Made with seasonal ingredients, recent highlights have included a passionfruit, blood orange and mango sour and the incredibly popular Pine Lime Creamsicle 62

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– a pine lime splice in a can! Drop in Thursdays to Sundays with food trucks on hand, plus live music on Sundays. If eye-catching labels drive your beer selection, Mooloolaba’s Blackflag Brewing may be your ticket to happiness. Its Kick Ons middy was recently awarded second place in the GABS Festival can design awards but the lure of the Rage juicy pale ale is hard to resist. Keep an eye out for its new taphouse opening in Coolum Beach’s industrial area from early 2022. A more-than-worthy last stop on this frothy adventure is Noosa’s Boiling Pot Brewing Co. With an ethos of “custom beer for here”, its products are reflective of the stunning climate enjoyed year-round. The venue has been designed to evoke a similar feeling to the one you get when you’re wandering through Boiling Pot in Noosa’s National Park. Head on in with experimental beers available almost every weekend. A taste of Noosa is magnificently captured in the Golden Ale and its popularity has continued to soar since its debut. Highlighted by tropical goodness, it’s silky and slides in with absolute ease, just


Brouhaha CPR NEIPA (6.3% alc) A coconut, pineapple and raspberry New England Indian pale ale hits the spot. It’s hazy, juicy and laced with sweet pineapple. A slice of the Sunshine Coast. Resistance is futile. Boiling Pot Brewing Best Behaviour (3.5% alc) Mid-strength and perfectly thirst-quenching with tropical and malty goodness. And only one standard drink! Mid-strength bliss.


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SUMMER WINE PICKS: LOCAL HERO – HILLSDALE VERDELHO 2021, $21 From a new producer on the South Burnett, this is one out of the box. Sleek and lean, think licks of passionfruit curd, dribbles of lemon juice and a delicious tang of pineapple acidity. It’s Queensland in a wine bottle.

A selection of the 10 Toes brews

like those rolling waves at Little Cove. If you like them dark, seek out the Bat Migration Black Lager. Dangerously smooth, it’s highlighted by rich chocolate and coffee plus bitter caramel. With a kitchen that takes inspiration from the vast regions of Europe serving up pizzas, plates and platters, Boiling Pot is the ideal place to enjoy one of beer’s superpowers – bringing people together. Local musicians go about their work every Sunday afternoon too, so why not stay a little longer? But rest easy, the most relaxed way to enjoy a brewery adventure is to sit back and let the crew from Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours take care of the driving. Tours include three pre-set itineraries: a coastal tour, Noosa tour or hinterland tour. Guests who book a private tour can tailor their own adventure and even include one of seven distilleries or four wineries to mix things up.

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WHEN KAYLEEN AUHL was a young woman working at McDonald’s and studying, she probably could never have imagined that her manager would one day become her husband. But in September 2021 that’s exactly what happened – more than a dozen years after they met, Kayleen and Josh Cameron said ‘I do’ against the stunning backdrop of Flaxton Gardens. The couple, who now manages six McDonald’s stores around the Coast, are still working together. “We met 13 years ago,” says Kayleen. “Josh was a manager and I was a crew person. I was doing my certificate III and he was helping me with that.” Josh was 21 and Kayleen was 17, and what started as a friendly working relationship blossomed into something more. “We started hanging out. We grew closer,” Kayleen says. Fast forward to 2018 and the Warana couple was in Hawaii for a stopover before a two-week work trip to Orlando in the US. Work was certainly not the only thing on Josh’s mind as he boarded the plane for the US. He had arranged with his boss to stop over in the holiday destination for a very special reason. “The first time Josh told me he loved me was in the revolving restaurant in Sydney,” Kayleen says, setting the scene. So on their first night in Waikiki, Josh made a reservation at a revolving restaurant there. “We went out for dinner. He dropped to one knee in front of the whole restaurant.” After Kayleen said yes, “people started cheering”. The proposal was a surprise, although Kayleen had thought Josh might pop the question before their trip. “It was our 10-year anniversary a week before we went to Hawaii and I thought he might ask then.” He didn’t, and Kayleen was a little worried that they were “never going to get married”. “On our anniversary he bought me roses and a little card that said ‘I love you now and forever’.” But she was left wondering when she was going to get her forever. “After 10 years I knew it was going to happen but I didn’t know when.” But she needn’t have worried. “Josh asked Mum and Dad for their blessing a month or so before we went on our trip,” Kayleen says. “We stayed at the Hyatt on the 32nd floor. It can’t get much

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better. And I just thought we were stopping over to break up the trip.” Looking back Kayleen says she can see Josh was distracted during the Hawaii trip. “Usually he is so relaxed on holidays and this one he wasn’t.” She found out later he was nervous about getting the engagement ring through customs. “He had it wrapped up in a sock with a note in it that said ‘this is a ring for my girlfriend – if you need to ask questions don’t ask in front of my girlfriend’,” Kayleen says with a laugh. When it came to the wedding day, Kayleen says, “I had a picture in my head of what I wanted and then made sure Josh was on the same page.” However, the final day was “nothing like what we had planned. It was perfect but we just kept adding things to it.” Kayleen says she wanted to keep the wedding simple, but she would see what other people were doing with their weddings and kept adding things to her list – like fireworks! But she certainly doesn’t regret it. Just before 9pm, the sky over their wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens, lit up – the fireworks were choreographed to Vance Joy’s Missing 66

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Piece. It was a special moment in a very special day. But the date of the wedding was perhaps the most important element, says Kayleen. She and Josh were married on what would have been her mum and dad’s 43rd wedding anniversary. “Dad passed away three years ago,” she says, her voice breaking with emotion. “But I definitely felt his presence.” She says she feels her dad “whenever we see little butterflies and there were definitely butterflies up there”. The pandemic and associated lockdowns did affect the wedding. Kayleen says, “We lost a few guests to the Tweed border closure and Sydney. Some of the guests Facetimed. They all dressed up.” But she adds that the intimacy of the day was perfect. “We had 43 guests. We just wanted close family and friends. I got around to every table bar one. Josh went around to every table.” It was important they could connect with everyone who was there. The border closures also meant the couple lost their first two emcees. But Alan Hingston saved the day. “We literally asked him the day before and he took on the role like a champ – we couldn’t have asked for someone more perfect to do it!” Everything else, however, went according to plan. “It was perfect. Everyone kept saying I was so relaxed. All the vendors were great. [The Flaxton Gardens staff] were all so lovely. Flaxton is just so beautiful, the view was just perfect. I am 100 per cent glad we chose to get married there. The staff on the night of the wedding exceeded our expectations.” As did their bridal party. “We couldn’t have pulled off a more perfect day without them! We had my sister Jennifer Auhl as my maid of honour and best friend Jessica Bellenger as a bridesmaid. The groom squad was Ismar Osmanovic as Josh’s best man and his brother Jonah Cameron as groomsmen.” It was so magical, Kayleen says she would do it all again. “Josh and I kept saying to each other ‘can we do it again?’ We had everyone there in one place. It was just good to have both families.” Josh and Kayleen spent a week on Hayman Island in October for a mini moon and are planning a bigger trip in 2022 to the Maldives. “Once everything is back to normal.” Thirteen years is a long time to wait for a wedding – something Kayleen noted in her wedding vows to Josh. “But he was worth the wait.”


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CENTRE OF ATTENTION GET OUT AND FABULOUS We Queenslanders have always loved an outdoor wedding, but COVID restrictions have made OPEN-AIR CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS even more appealing. The good news is you don’t have to compromise on the theme or sacrifice the elaborate decorations you so want when tying the knot outside. There are loads of Sunshine Coast venues that offer elegant outdoor spaces you can personalise, or you can DIY your backyard or garden space. The trend into 2022 is all about relaxed elegance – think fabrics draped over a pergola, rugs strategically placed to create zones, fairy lights on everything, and an abundance of elegant lighting.

We love a CENTREPIECE that does double duty. As weddings became more and more intimate over the COVID years we’ve seen more attention to detail in wedding decor (it’s all about quality over quantity) and that means spending time getting the table settings just right. We are loving those centrepieces that are also delicious platters or are filled with edible goodies such as fruit. Add plenty of flowers to create height and even more colour and you have a winning edible setting.

A PRETTY PARTING GIFT Unfortunately, most wedding flowers – apart from the bouquet – generally end up in the bin by the end of the wedding day. There are ways you can preserve your flowers by pressing them or drying them out (there are even professional services that will help you with this). But we think 2022 is all about sharing the love and that means sending your WEDDING FLOWERS home with your guests. You’ll need to be prepared before the big day by organising to have paper to wrap up small bouquets, some twine and scissors. We suggest giving the job to a creative friend who, towards the end of the evening, can pick those flowers from the arch, table settings or decorations, then wrap them up into little posies before handing them out to guests as they are leaving.

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Thanks to COVID, elopements proved popular in 2021, and we think they will still be on trend in 2022. We also expect to see a rise in SURPRISE WEDDINGS. If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the past two years, it’s that plans can change, and some couples are seizing the moment by getting married with a surprise event. Let’s set the scene: you’ve been invited to a 30th birthday party, an engagement or other affair and suddenly a celebrant pops up and your friends welcome you to their wedding. It takes the pressure off if there is a last-minute cancellation or change (thanks lockdowns!) and keeps things casual. We love it!

Trend forecasters and wedding planners are predicting in 2022 and beyond, colour will be big in weddings. Look out for vibrant purples and rich earthy tones, or tropical hues such as coral, yellow and aqua. When it comes to interior style, indoor plants have been back on trend for a while now, and this love affair with greenery is not going anywhere – so we think in 2022 florists will get requests not just for pretty flowers but also air-purifying greenery and pot plants as part of the wedding decorations. We’re talking peace lilies, ferns and even orchids. WEDDING ARCHES will also be adorned with foliage and/or flowers. It’s all about greenery!


CHEERS TO THAT There’s been a lot of rethinking of the ways weddings are done and that includes the FOOD AND DRINK served. Alcohol has always been part of a wedding (in fact, it’s considered rude not to charge your glasses for the toasts), but more couples are putting nonalcoholic beverages behind the bar, or even embracing a completely alcohol-free event. With so many yummy mock-alcohol products now available, it’s never been easier to go alcohol free. Healthconscious couples are also accommodating dietary requirements for their vegan or allergy-affected guests. We’re a foodie bowl here on the Sunshine Coast so it’s easy to find suppliers and caterers who’ll create delicious fare whatever the dietary needs of your guests.

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18ct white & yellow gold trilogy ring with Russian emerald centre and diamond shoulders, $9740 Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709



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Gold flower earrings with diamante centres, $39, Treasure Store, Mooloolaba, 0488 288 250

Multi-colour Tahitian pearl strand, $5700, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709 5. Caramello Usher dress, Urban Tonik, Noosa Heads, 6. Ethically and sustainably grown Australian pure merino wool products, Coonong Station,

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1. Caramello Verve dress, Urban Tonik. 2. In The Sac dress, Urban Tonik. 3. Aetrex Rita adjustable thong in pink snake, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755. 4. ZK Quaver top, Urban Tonik. 5. Regular Threads Jenn linen dress, Urban Tonik, Noosa Heads, SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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1. Eliza lounge wear, Zephyr. 2. Kelsey Collective Sasha dress in black, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340. 3. Pant and top, Zephyr. 4. Harper Rami dress, Zephyr. 5. Ophelia lounge wear, Zephyr, Noosaville, 1800 804 776.


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Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Parking behind the store

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18ct white & rose gold, aquamarine & diamond ring, $12,530, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955


Unique design Lightning Ridge opal & 18ct yellow gold ring, The Opalcutter, Montville, 5442 9598


3 1. Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia IV Burgundy watch, $2750, Define Watches. 2. Silver Mesa Cognac Lane boots, Agave Blue, Eumundi, 0409 273 946. 3. Stitch & Hide Juliette bag in maple, Ginger Lilli, Maleny and Caloundra, 0402 392 836. 4. Skandal We 100 per cent linen fitted suit jacket, White Cove Co. 5. Ministry of Style Parisian Soul skirt, White Cove Co, Cotton Tree, 5443 5015. 6. Kelsey Collective Paris pants in black and Shell top in black, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340. 7. Mühle-Glashütte Panova Red watch, $1550, Define Watches, Noosa Heads 5447 4643. 80

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Art Deco platinum, emerald & diamond dress clip, $23,900, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422



Boutique: 5/2 Quamby Place Noosa, QLD 4567 Phone: (07) 5447 4643


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1. Frank Lyman lace top and pencil skirt, Onyx Poppy, Buderim. 2. Lulalife California tiered dress, Onyx Poppy, Sippy Downs. 3. Bueno shoe, Onyx Poppy, Buderim. 4. Lula Soul Jamie High-Lo dress, Onyx Poppy, Sippy Downs, 5370 9222. 5. Frank Lyman Midnight Evening Glen dress, Onyx Poppy, Buderim, 5477 0902.


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Handmade rings by local artist David Parker, POA, Pearls for Girls, Eumundi, 5442 8778


Ginger Lilli Boutique European and Australian fashion brands for a woman seeking natural fibres in a variety of styles. TRIBAL DESIGUAL NAUDIC IMAGINE SEE SAW


12/43 Maple St, Maleny Shop 1/ 33 Bulcock Street Caloundra 0402 392 836.

1. Sorrento dress in Thyme, Ginger Lilli. 2. Indigo Desert embroidery top, Ginger Lilli. 3. Desigual short safari shirt dress, Ginger Lilli. 4. Indigo Desert dress, Ginger Lilli, Maleny and Caloundra, 0402 392 836.


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Seafolly Jets Sea Level Australia Sunseeker Sunflair Sunsoaked Jantzen Poolproof Zoggs Speedo And more

Freshwater pearl bracelet, $165, Pearls for Girls, Eumundi, 5442 8778


Cozie specializes in all cup sizes A-F

38 Bulcock St, Caloundra

Phone 5437 2523 OPEN 7 DAYS

1. Seafolly separates, Cozie. 2. Seafolly off-shoulder bikini separates, Cozie. 3. Seafolly Collective off-shoulder high-waist bikini separates, Cozie, Caloundra, 5437 2523. 84

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Ready Original Designs Limited Edition Pieces Exclusive Styles One-Of-A-Kind Finds Make-Up Applications Unique Workshops FASHION JEWELLERY GIFTWARE LIFESTYLE



The Wharf Mooloolaba 0488 288 250

1. Exclusive sun frocks in various prints, colours and fabrics, Treasure Store. 2. Original designs Hi Low tunic dresses or tops, Treasure Store. 3. Crocs Brooklyn low wedge, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755. 4. Cotton vintage wrap dress, Treasure Store. 5. Limited-edition cotton dresses and kaftans, Treasure Store, Mooloolaba, 0488 288 250.


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1. Hot pink cotton hat, Noosa Hats. 2. Italian leather handbags, Treasure Store, Mooloolaba, 0488 288 250. 3. Navy cotton hat, Noosa Hats, Eumundi Markets, 0412 099 081. 4. Madagascar frill maxi dress, Birds in Paradise, Mooloolaba, 5444 6204.

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Linen • Cotton • Hemp • Multiple sizes available • UPF 50+ Locally made in Noosa Australia.

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18ct yellow gold necklace featuring 14.8mm South Sea Pearl and accent diamonds, $6325, Diamonds of Distinction, Buderim, 5445 5709


1. Albetta International white tulle fairy sparkle dress and linen fairy doll, Kuddly Kids. 2. Aster & Oak animal pocket shorts and Henley tee, Kuddly Kids. 3. Aster & Oak Posy embroidered playsuit and Posy floral lace onesie, Kuddly Kids. 4. Aster & Oak Posy Rose ruffle dress, Kuddly Kids, Buderim, 5445 2486.

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1. Rococco high-neck one-piece Baku swimwear, Cozie, Caloundra, 5437 2523. 2. Taos plimsoll blue washed canvas sneaker, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755. 3. Leather bag, Eumundi Emporium, Eumundi, 5442 7340. 4. Skanlan We 100 per cent linen dress with short sleeves, White Cove Co, Cotton Tree, 5443 5015.

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“I REMEMBER STANDING on the kitchen table trying on beautiful ’50s dresses for my nan to hem. Fashion is in our blood.” Designer Kim Manfield always knew fashion was her calling. Inspired by colour, texture and fabric and with a love for vintage and one-of-a-kind items, she grew up with a fond appreciation for the craft. She remembers her mother hosting dinner parties in the ’70s while wearing beautiful palazzo pants or jumpsuits bursting with colour. Watching shows like Bewitched, The Brady Bunch and Gidget, Kim fell more in love with styles and prints of the eras, and the unique fashion pieces. “I used to love wearing Mum’s outfits that she made me. I would think, have a look at me! No one else has this. I liked that individualism. My mum was a sewing teacher, my nanas were seamstresses, tailors and dressmakers and my grandfather worked after the war in Myer. “My first job was in the fashion department at Kmart when I was 14.” Kim’s love for fashion only grew and before long she was working on designs of her own. “I always loved colour – especially working and partying in the ’80s! As I say to my customers ‘if you cannot wear colour in Queensland you cannot wear it anywhere’.” Seeing beauty in everything, she loves the generational

language of fashion and how one piece can be worn and loved for decades. “I think that’s why I aspire to vintage. These things have been through generations and generations. “They didn’t have the machinery we’ve got now, but these pieces of clothing have lasted. We handed them down to our kids and now my grandkids, creating new memories and stories to tell future generations.” Wanting to share her passion with as many women as possible, Kim ran stores in country New South Wales from 2000 to 2003 and then ran the successful Miss Manfield store in Mooloolaba, which specialised in resort wear, from 2011 to 2015. During her Miss Manfield days, and subsequent success of her daughter’s boutique – Natashya Manfield – Kim realised there was a market for one-of-a-kind items. She took a few years off to plan for her next project – Treasure Store. The store, which opened in December 2020, is filled with everything Kim loves about fashion with something for all ages, bodies and budgets. “I love catering for all the generations,” she says. “We have vintage, original pieces, limited edition, pre-loved and one-of-a-kinds. As I was with my mum and nana, it creates a story and a memory of a bygone era and we learn something new about our family or experience that we wouldn’t have otherwise known.”


Women’s & Men’s Fashion . Shoes . Jewellery Leather Goods . Art . Homewares . Gifts The Lane Open Markets Days 88 Memorial Drive, Eumundi . 5442 7340 Open 7 Days


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We have vintage, original pieces, limited edition, pre-loved and one-of-a-kinds. Kim loves to watch the ladies in store to see where they gravitate to and what colour, print, design or type of garment they pull out and what resonates with them. “We bring vintage out of the UK, Miami, LA and Tokyo – Japanese tea dresses are amazing.” With Kim’s mother affectionately calling her ‘treasure’ as a child, Treasure Store is a nod to her mother’s love of fashion and a reflection of Kim’s belief that every woman should treasure themselves. She knows women need choice, so it is like going on your very own treasure hunt. The store is also a place to find statement jewellery pieces and homewares, including cushions covered with rare vintage fabrics. She hopes to use the store as a space to not only support women to feel empowered and acknowledge and work with their emotions in finding their style, but to also educate women on actively contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry. “I love bringing people out of their comfort zones and helping every woman find their own individual style and build up confidence to own it. Women are too hard on themselves; they don’t treasure themselves enough. I say to people, if you love it get it, because you know you’re going to wear it and wear it and wear it – yes over and over again! “I also love educating people on how clothes are made and where they are made and educating them on the fabrics and 92

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how to look after them. There is a great deal that goes into making clothes. We are ruined because we walk into a store and it’s all there – so much mass production and it is a very long and precise process to even get them to the sales floor. “COVID has changed the footprint of fashion and how it’s done,” she says, adding that price plays a big part and so too does reinventing what you already have in your wardrobes. “The whole industry is too fast now. If I can help save something from landfill I will. I even love working with my manufacturers and using their stock fabric, so it isn’t wasted and the benefit is I can do small production runs. When you have your own print made, you have to do a large meterage.” As there are so many different consumer types, Kim also understands life is expensive and is a big believer price should not stop a woman feeling her best. “Everyone is allowed to spend money the way they want to and if it means you can buy a $49 dress to cheer you up, it isn’t any different to spending money on a $400 dress.” But she also loves to tell you the reason behind why there is a price difference. With 13 labels in the making and 18 manufacturers across Italy, India and China that have all different skill sets and fabric experience, Kim explains her design process is different – she crafts each piece to perfectly suit the fabric, rather than finding a fabric to suit a design. She also has the jewellery made to complement the print or design.


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Take a deep breath, relax & reconnect GiŌ Vouchers & essenƟal oils available. All modaliƟes safe for pregnancy. 6 Mary Street, Noosaville Online Booking available

“My thing is fabrics. I design from fabric first. The fabrics speak for themselves. When my fabrics come, I’m like a kid in a candy store. I am just in awe, though I don’t get anything else done for the next day or so!” she says with a laugh. “Then when I design a range, I design a little collection, or a capsule. I’m trying to keep it at 25 of each item, that’s it. I will continue to use Lurex fabrics in some of the designs as it is a reflection of our brand essence and the fact that you can find that little piece of gold or sparkle in everything – very Treasure Store!” Her next major project is experimenting with organic linen and plant fibre fabrics as she continues to identify gaps in the fashion market. “I get excited filling gaps and creating brands. I have identified so many styles, cuts and shapes that are needed in the marketplace that now I’m going away and creating labels to fill these gaps. After Christmas I’ll be moving into the studio to start designing – my happy place. “Thanks to the wonderful clientele I have and the first-hand experience they give me in real time, this enables me to be able to put this research into motion and design and create accordingly. So we as women, are always helping each other. “I’m still learning every day and that’s the exciting part of it.”

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The heat IS ON

We’ve got some summer-loving products for yo your face and body.

Mineral Mascara, $35.99, 4g. Available at Lust Minerals.

Mineral Loose Powder, $64.99, 12g. Available at Lust Minerals.

Ena Body Lux Luxe u e Citrus gift box box, $95 $95. Available at Eumundi Emporium, 88 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 7340 or

Summer Solstice Bath Ritual, $24.95, 200g. Available at Skin Muk,

Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, $48, 125g. Available at Gunk Off.


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Eminence Radiant Glow Cleanse & Spritz, $142. Available at Noosa Springs Spa, Links Drive, Noosa Heads. 5440 3333 or

SMOOTH IT wrinkle reduction, $150 for six-week course. Available at Australian HIFU, 0408 200 059 or

Cacao & Shea Butter Hand & Body Lotion, $40, 230ml, Mandarin, Basil & Black Pepper Hand & Body Lotion, $40, 230ml. Available at Wendy Christina. 0421 762 173 or Oway Owa Glossy Nectar, $29.65, 30ml. Available at Eco Organic Hair and Avai Body, Bod 3/1 King Street, Maroochydore. 5451 1300 or

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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. FESTIVE TREAT IN STORE AS SANTA VISITS This festive season NOOSA CIVIC is teaming up with talented local artist Cass Deller to create special Christmas stockings for the little ones when they visit Santa. As part of Santa’s visit to the centre until December 24, these limited-edition gifts will be free with every Santa photo purchase, while stocks last. Along with regular photos, Noosa Civic will be hosting Sensitive Santa and Santa Paws pet photography sessions. While in the centre, don’t forget to post a letter to Santa. Every letter receives a special reply.


SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS THESE HOLIDAYS Take yourself to the next level with the ultimate aerial challenge these summer holidays. Located at SUNSHINE PLAZA, Next Level High Ropes Adventure Park is Australia’s largest high ropes course on poles. Players from six years old to adults of all ages can navigate four challenging levels spread across seven circuits totalling 145 aerial activities, including 16 ziplines stretching up to 135 metres above Cornmeal Creek. Take in the sights and enjoy the expansive 360-degree views overlooking Maroochy River from the viewing deck. The course is open every day, except Christmas. 96

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Ginger, spice and everything nice! This year, the festive season is going to be bigger than ever before at THE GINGER FACTORY. With Santa’s Workshop returning, a giant gingerbread house and huge Christmas display – plus all the tastings, tours and rides everyone knows and loves – it’s the perfect place to experience the magic of Christmas on the Sunshine Coast. Santa’s Workshop opens December 8 so be sure to bring your own camera for Santa photos. He’s only available on select dates when he’s not making toys in the North Pole, so check The Ginger Factory website and social pages before planning your trip. While visiting, why not take a ride on the iconic 120-year-old ginger train, Moreton, or explore the inner workings of the factory with a Taste of Ginger tour. Let the kids escape into a world of wonder on the Overboard Boat Ride or create their own forest adventure with the help of the much-loved Gruffalo Trail. Find the perfect gifts in the unique retail shops of Ginger Town and load up on all your Buderim Ginger favourites.


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ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYONE Enjoy entertainment every day of the week at the family-focused TEWANTIN NOOSA RSL. Kids eat free every Wednesday night, with face painting and Nickleby the Magician alternating as entertainment each week. If you are looking to discover new soloists or bands, discover local artists at the club’s Live and Original nights every Saturday in the Diggers Bar. Cover bands play hits from all eras on Friday and Saturday nights and laidback lounge music over Sunday lunch. If music isn’t your thing, try your luck in weekly bingo or member promotions, take some line dancing lessons, join the chess club, or sit back and relax and enjoy a drink from one of three bars. You can also order delicious food from the bistro or coffee shop.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MAGIC OF EUMUNDI Nature and wonder embrace the township of Eumundi, built on tales of history, community, craftsmanship, arts and culture. On Wednesdays and Saturdays EUMUNDI MARKETS offers visitors the ‘best market in Australia’ with an outdoor shopping, music and food experience like no other. Local traders love to share their knowledge, laughter and community spirit while serving award-winning coffee, craft beer, gourmet organic produce, artisan-crafted gifts, designer clothes, jewellery and so much more. Any day of the week, relax and immerse yourself in the magic that is Eumundi.

THE PLACE TO MEET THIS SUMMER Caloundra Power Boat Club is the place to meet these warmer months with its perfect position overlooking the beautiful Pumicestone Passage. With the Quarterdeck Restaurant catering for lunch and dinner daily and the Portside Cafe open from 10am until late every day for your coffee and cake cravings, CALOUNDRA POWER BOAT CLUB has all your needs covered. The club’s dedicated team prides itself on fantastic customer service, offering cold beverages and an array of delicious meals.



Come and relax in the Gallery Cafe at SUNSHINE COAST ART AND FRAMING GALLERY and take in the beautiful range of unique wall art, homewares and gifts. Located in Minyama, the experienced baristas serve Bear Bones Coffee, delicious food and treats. Over in the framing workshop a team of experienced consultants and framers specialise in art preservation, custom framing, canvas stretching, printing, custom mirrors and framing of sporting memorabilia. From original art, limited-edition prints, embroidery, mementos, medals, photographs, posters, and certificates – you name it, they frame it.

Sundays are a fanfare of colour and entertainment at NOOSA MARINA. After a leisurely breakfast or before a long lunch at one of the many dining options, why not take a stroll through the popular Sunday markets. The many market stalls feature a variety of locally made art and craft items along with the freshest of local produce in an idyllic setting on the deck overlooking Noosa River, located just seven kilometres from Hastings Street. The atmosphere comes alive with music and entertainment. Noosa Marina markets run every Sunday from 8am to 1.30pm. SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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^ WILD GOOD FUN AT WILDLIFE HQ WILDLIFE HQ is home to native and exotic animals from around the world, located next to the iconic Big Pineapple in Woombye. A Wildlife HQ favourite is the up-close animal encounter. Visitors can also enjoy an immersive dining experience with critically endangered cotton-top tamarins. The new cafe and undercover eating facilities serve fresh sandwiches, burgers, vegetarian options, fruit salads, barista-made coffee and slushies, plus daily specials across a breakfast and lunch menu. Wildlife HQ is open every day, except Christmas.

Forge your love in the most symbolic way as you craft your own wedding or commitment rings at Sunshine Coast jewellery school THE JEWELLERY COLLECTIVE. At the popular Forged in Love Wedding Ring Workshop, couples will create a unique wedding ring design using a range of traditional jewellery techniques. Under the expert guidance of a professional jeweller, you will learn to measure, cut, shape and finish the wedding rings to perfection using new gold, or recycling the gold sitting in the bottom of your jewellery box. All workshops include a gourmet lunch platter and a bottle of bubbles to celebrate.

< SPECIALITY ROAST MEETS INDUSTRIAL STYLE FLYING WEST COFFEE ROASTERS is an open-plan, industrial-style cafe and specialty coffee roastery in Doonan in the Noosa hinterland. Flying West offers a range of wholesome food, from cooked breakfasts and lunches to delicious cakes and slices. Enjoy the variety of coffee offerings, including single-origin and coffee blends, as well as organic teas and yummy smoothies. You can also find Flying West’s delicious coffee at Noosa Farmers Market, Yandina Country Markets and Eumundi Markets.

A FESTIVAL EVERY WEEKEND > An electric night-time destination filled with delicious street food and live music, NIGHTQUARTER is a festival every weekend. Around every corner you will find entertainment to enjoy while you sit back and taste food from around the globe. NightQuarter hosts ticketed concerts and special events with major touring artists and signature shows, or you’ll find fun with dodgem cars and carnival games for the whole family. With a huge line-up of themed festivals, bars and concerts over summer and all year round, it’s the perfect evening out.



NOOK YOGA is a boutique yoga studio in the heart of Mooloolaba. The space is specifically designed to be intimate and personal, and smaller class sizes mean experienced teachers can guide you safely through the practice. Nook Yoga offers a variety of yoga styles including dynamic vinyasa, slow flow and yin yoga and each class is accessible for all experience levels. This space is more than just a yoga studio, it’s a community. Locals and visitors to the area are welcome to join in a class and experience the joy of yoga.

Join SALTWATER ECO TOURS on board a beautifully restored 113-year-old timber sailing vessel, Spray of the Coral Coast, cruising through the peaceful waters of Mooloolaba. Immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience led by a traditional custodian. Taste delicious bush tucker foods, fresh seafood and try a native-infused cocktail. Soak up the last few hours of sunset while you sip on local beer and listen to live music or book the vessel out for your special event.


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PADDOCK TO PLATE AT CHEESE CAFE > MALENY CHEESE produces award-winning, lovingly handcrafted cheese and yoghurt, and offers visitors an authentic Sunshine Coast paddock-to-plate experience from its licensed cafe and shop. Enjoy quality food, a range of regional treats and condiments and other local delights as part of the seasonally inspired menu or pick up something delicious to take home. The cafe overlooks the working dairy factory that uses pure, locally sourced whole milk from the Maleny Cheese farm and several other dairy farms, in turn supporting the region’s many local farmers. Maleny Cheese Cafe is open daily from 10am to 3pm with the cafe menu operating Wednesday to Sunday.

^ BREW YOUR OWN MOMENT OF PURE TEA INDULGENCE If you are a tea lover, you can’t go past TIELKA, Australia’s most awarded organic tea brand. One sip of Tielka and you will be whisked away to your own moment of pure indulgence. Tielka is a champion of all things sustainable and ethical, with fine ingredients sourced from Australia and around the world. In the blends, you’ll see Queenslandgrown lemon myrtle, Tasmanian pepperberries and lavender grown in Victoria. Delightfully packaged, even the tea bags are crafted from luxurious, plant-based fabric.

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LAUREN JONES WAS still a fledgling art student when she experienced a turning point that would launch her career. It came in the form of renowned modernist realist painter and Archibald finalist Hong Fu, who was delivering a workshop about the alla prima oil painting technique to students of the Sunshine Coast TAFE college where Lauren was studying a diploma of visual arts. “That was really a pivotal moment for me, with my new-found oil medium, and even the alla prima technique,” says Lauren, who now paints exclusively in this style and medium. “I was inspired by it, and really encouraged by the artist [Hong Fu] to pursue a career in art. I loved art, but it was the real moment where I thought, okay, maybe I can do this more seriously. “I was also quite young, and after the workshop he came to me saying how well I painted and how impressed he was, so it was that real, concrete moment for my family to encourage me in my career.” After finishing her studies on the Coast, which included a creative writing degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Lauren completed a degree in fine arts at Monash University in Melbourne – a move she credits to her meeting with Hong Fu (who, to Lauren’s delight, even attended her graduation). Now living in the Noosa hinterland and working from her home studio, Lauren creates evocative and impressionistic portraits and still life scenes in oils, which have been her preference from the minute she first dabbled in them. “I think it’s the colour in oils – even when they dry, they’re the most vibrant colour you can get in paint,” she says. “And just the whole quality of it – I like how it moves, I like the texture of it, I like the versatility of it. I love the stroke and texture you can get with the oil paint.” Meaning ‘at the first’ in Italian, alla prima is a wet-on-wet technique where the painting is completed in a single session using decisive brushstrokes. This helps inform her style, Lauren explains. “It’s a real sort of impressionistic approach to painting,” she says. “Your strokes can be quite broad, or few, to explain a lot, without getting too tight. I guess [my style is] sort of impressionistic, loose, figurative work. “I think my style has changed a lot over the last 10 years. After a year or two, I found the looser impressionistic work to really resonate with me. I feel like I’ve found the style that is me. “Because it’s a quick, loose way of painting, and especially because I’ve worked on a lot of smaller-sized work, I can do those really quickly. Once I start I do get into the rhythm of painting. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but I just keep going and see what happens. I rarely revisit an artwork once it’s


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done – I’m onto something else. It’s more of a fluid way of working I suppose. “I’m really interested in creating bodies of works that are more meaningful and they have an idea behind them, and they have some type of message.” Becoming Unfamiliar, a series of portraits by Lauren that explores the concept of forgetting and dementia, perfectly illustrates this philosophy. The portraits are hauntingly beautiful in their depiction of the inner emotions of their subjects. Thanks to the series Lauren was awarded the 2021 Bentley 40 Under 40 art prize at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. “I really love painting portraiture,” she says. “I’ve painted faces for a long time; I love capturing a feeling. I really love the narrative that a face can tell – the inner thoughts or character of a person – I’m interested in that.” In the last year, however, Lauren’s work has diversified to still life, inspired by the natural environment and the reflection of light. Her most recent series is Golden Native, a series of still life

Lena Yarinkura, Camp Dogs. Photo by Scott Burrows. Image courtesy of the artist and UAP

The Art of Making: art in public places 10 December to 30 January

Dystopia/ Utopia: 2070 4 February to 20 March

Celebrating creativity in public places and the public art journey from concept to completion.

Are we heading for a dystopian or utopian future? Artists and writers imagine the world in 2070.

Clare Poppi, Bio-headpiece (2021). Image courtesy of artisan. Photo by Michelle Bowden.

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works featuring the distinctive golden wattle in various bottles and vases. “I really liked the symbolism of the wattle – unity and resilience,” she says. “And I particularly like painting glass; I really like the way the light behaves with glass and the different colours that make the form and the shadow that plays with it too. I’m drawn to glass bottles especially – I’ve been having fun with that lately.” For the still life works, Lauren styles her subjects in her studio and then, when the light is perfect, a photo shoot captures images she works from. (It helps that Lauren’s husband Ryan Jones is a photographer, and is happy to assist in the process.) “My inspirations change between each series, but I suppose it’s a lot about light,” she says. “With the golden wattle, I was really interested in a lot of the dark backgrounds, and how that made the golden wattle’s little yellow balls glow. I’m interested in the mood they create.” While most of her work has typically been in miniature (15 by 20 centimetres) she has also been challenging herself to do larger works recently.

Currently, Lauren is working in the concept phase of a new body of still life works for a summer show at Michael Reid Northern Beaches gallery in Sydney, as well as working on a “small body of portraits”. She is looking forward to more exhibitions in the coming year, and says she has been overwhelmed by the response to her work from local and interstate buyers, who have been snapping up her art works almost as soon as they are released. Online gallery Fenton & Fenton also shortlisted her this year as an artist to watch in its Rising Talent awards. “I’ve got so many plans for next year – group shows and solo shows,” she says. “I’m really excited to see what happens. I’m definitely interested in learning and challenging myself, and growing my art practice. “The art world is a strange one, and I’ve been lucky to keep getting opportunities.” See Lauren’s work at Noosa Regional Gallery, Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or

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

December: Lorraine Rogers - watercolours January: Wayne Malkin - oils February: Wendi Leigh - gouache

MONTVILLE ART GALLERY Open 7 days at 138 Main Street, Montville QLD 4560


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Lyndon puts the final touches on a large mural in Caloundra

RENOWNED ARTIST, PERFORMER, educator and Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) custodian Lyndon Davis’ deep connection to the Sunshine Coast began many generations before he was born here. He is part of an ancient story, bequeathed to him by his ancestors and told to him by his grandmother around the kitchen table as he grew up. That story is now reflected in Lyndon’s work, which honours and celebrates his spiritual and cultural connection to the land he lives and walks on. One of his latest creations is Helimon, a three-metrehigh outdoor sculpture installation at Bli Bli of a First Nation’s warrior’s shield, in cast aluminium and automotive paint. The stand-out attraction is part of a new series of eye-catching Kabi Kabi artworks being installed to pay homage to Bli Bli’s Indigenous roots in conjunction with a streetscape development in the area, and as part of an exhibition by Caloundra Regional Gallery. The gallery has collaborated with Urban Art Projects (UAP) to create the exhibition, The Art of Making: art in public spaces, which showcases finished public artworks alongside conceptual processes. The exhibition features drawings, designs, maquettes and sculptures, as well as images of large-scale and site-specific installations. The shield sculpture was designed and visioned by Lyndon in collaboration with fellow Kabi Kabi custodian Brent Miller, and was inspired by an original mangrove timber shield from Lyndon’s family. Another sculpture, Helimon II by Brent Miller, will also be installed as part of the exhibition. “The shield itself is a symbol and everybody had their own with unique patterns and designs carved into the face of the shield,” Brent says. SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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I’m sure our ancestors will be happy we’re getting the chance to throw down their patterns and designs up on the river for the first time.


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“It’s a special moment for us to have the chance to create a legacy for our community to admire now and to continue on for generations to come.” Division 9 Councillor Maria Suarez says she is proud to see art celebrating Kabi Kabi stories about Bli Bli and the surrounding landscape. “The shield is as magnificent from afar as it is up close. We are very fortunate to have talented artists like Lyndon and Brent who worked with Urban Art Projects to produce the region’s largest ever First Nations commissioned public art sculptures. “It’s quite clever how the sculpture was formed – they used 3D digital scanning technology to re-create the handmade shield, but on a much, much larger scale. The colours and patterns of the contemporary artwork also share and reflect the Dreamtime legends of Maroochy, Coolum and Ninderry.” Lyndon says it is an incredible honour to re-create the shields for the community and hopes those who visit will see the reflection of Bli Bli’s heritage in the design. “Our elders never really got a chance to do a large piece of public artwork in Bli Bli,” he says. “Many years later we come along and receive this incredible opportunity to do something for our community. “I’m sure our ancestors will be happy we’re getting the chance to throw down their patterns and designs up on the river for the first time.” SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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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 Brooks’ Gallery and studio features a range of her bright and beautiful artwork, prints, gifts and cushions. when ongoing where Art by Brooks, studio visits by appointment. 0417 071 336 or


2. APMA DESERT, OCEAN, FABRIC ART & ACCESSORIES Artist Merryn Apma is also a business owner and Aboriginal affairs advocate, and recently opened her store to continue the education and advocacy of First Nation’s culture. Merryn’s art honours her countrymen and women and celebrates the colours of the desert, flowers and waterholes. Her store sells original artwork, plus handbags, homewares and pieces made by Indigenous artists from across Australia. when ongoing where Apma Desert Ocean Fabric Art & Accessories, Shop 3 Eumundi Village Centre, Etheridge Street, Eumundi. 0437 617 390




18-27 MARCH, 2022

Meet established and emerging local artists as they open their studio doors, rarely open to the public. Open Studios Sunshine Coast offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Sunshine Coast’s most intriguing artists’, studios and galleries. Visit for more information 114

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3. ART NUVO Art Nuvo is brimming with a diverse range of mediums and subject matter 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

5. TINA COOPER GLASS & ART GALLERY Montville Glass artist Tina Cooper is an international glass blower and artist whose work is in collections around the world. She runs a large international gallery/exhibition space with a studio on site nestled in the Montville hinterland. By appointment only. when ongoing where Tina Cooper Glass, contact the artist on 0417 194 329 or

4. SUMMER EXHIBITION Hearts and Minds Art continues to showcase a stunning range of works by artists including Erin Hughes, Pepi Wren, Maree Welman, Sara Paxton, Kirsty McIntyre, Kate Piekutowski, Phillip Rolton, Leigh Karen Joyce, Jeanette Smith, James McKay and Jade Thompson. when ongoing where Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0418 108 299 or

6. STEVENS STREET GALLERY This newly opened space in Yandina is a social enterprise gallery and treasure-filled art space and store, featuring breathtaking paintings and beautiful jewellery, gifts and homewares, all produced by Sunshine Coast artists. when ongoing where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 0414 687 895, 0437 141 786 or


Aboriginal owned and operated. Fabric Art & Accessories. Western Arrernte Artist Merryn. Eumundi Village Centre . 0437 617 390


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DECEMBER 7. DECEMBER EXHIBITION Lorraine Rogers is a talented artist who has developed a unique style and approach to watercolours. Her use of colour and design, combined with a passion for her subject matter results in wonderfully vibrant and evocative works with great appeal. She taps into the romance and emotion of the landscape and the charm of our Queenslander homes. when now to December 21 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or


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DECADES OF APT This is a Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition celebrating the tenth edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) with a selection of work by artists featured in the triennial over almost three decades. Since its inception, the APT has been a pre-eminent platform for the art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific, surveying a vast and dynamic region through a series of exhibitions, forums and cultural exchanges. when December 10 to February 27, 2022 where Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or


Tina Cooper


Art & Glass Gallery


8. THE ART OF MAKING: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES A collaboration with Urban Art Projects (UAP) to create a survey-style exhibition that shows finished public artworks alongside conceptual processes. The exhibition features drawings, designs, maquettes and sculptures, as well as images of large-scale and site-specific installations. The works celebrate 28 years of UAP producing and advocating creativity in public spaces around the globe. when December 10 to January 30, 2022 where Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. 5420 8299 or

By Tina Cooper

This exclusive gallery is nestled in the Montville Hinterland


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CAMP DOGS BY LENA YARINKURA, Caloundra Regional Gallery. Photo by Scott Burrows. PHOTO: courtesy of the artist and UAP

JANUARY 10. JANUARY EXHIBITION Wayne Malkin is a seascape, landscape and portrait artist who specialises in oils. The effect of light is a constant theme across his body of work. View Wayne’s work on the Montville Art Gallery website or in the gallery seven days a week. when January 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or

FEBRUARY 11. FEBRUARY EXHIBITION New South Wales artist Wendi Leigh is Montville Art Gallery’s featured artist for February. Working in gouache, Wendi’s works feature Australian flora and fauna, domestic animals and urban living. All works are shown on the website along with a display in the gallery. when February 1 to 28 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or 118

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12. DYSTOPIA/UTOPIA: 2070 Are we heading for a dystopian or utopian world in 2070? Artists and writers respond to speculative fiction and imagine possible future scenarios. This exhibition is designed to stimulate discussion about our future, to emphasise that the arts in conjunction with science are at the forefront of our survival, and to question what we take for granted. when February 4 to March 20 where Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. 5420 8299 or gallery. 13. BLOOMING Blooming is the first solo exhibition by Buderim artist Farley Cameron. Be prepared to fall in love with these unique works featuring the Australian bush and botanicals. Her works are prepared with inks and dyes through a silk screen onto paper. They are expressive, emotive and full of movement as only Farley can capture. when from February 18 where Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or

MARCH 14. LIVING TREASURES: MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN CRAFT – PRUE VENABLES Acclaimed ceramicist Prue Venables is the ninth artist in the Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition series Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, which celebrates the achievements of Australia’s most iconic craft practitioners. when March 4 to April 24 where Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin. 5329 6145 or 15. OPEN STUDIOS This event introduces art lovers to talented Sunshine Coast artists in their own creative spaces. It’s a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes, meet and directly support local makers. The curated art trail embraces the region from Caloundra to Coolum along the coastline as well as the hinterland through popular tourist destinations like Maleny and Montville. when March 18 to 27 where To discover participating artists visit


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

Buderim Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, 5456 2445 Koningen Art, 0490 778 462 Tiffany Jones, 0407 452 024 Caloundra Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, 5420 8299 Coolum Beach Cool Art Picture Framing & Gallery, 5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach. 5471 7366 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

Mapleton Art Antique Antlers, 3/1 Post Office Road, 0414 782 079 Moffat Beach Seaview Artists Gallery, 4 Seaview Terrace, 5491 4788 Montville Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, 5442 9211 The Opalcutter, 4/171-183 Main Street, 5442 9598 Montville Antiques, 162 Main Street, 5442 9400 Illume Creations Gallery, 4/127-133 Main Street, 5478 5440 Ben Messina Landscapes Gallery, 178 Main Street, 5478 5164 Sally Hayes Art Studio, 6/133 Main Street, 0439 726 836 Tina Cooper Art & Glass, 0417 194 329

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 Palmwoods The Shed, 3-5 Main Street, 5479 6603 Peregian Beach The Gallery Peregian Beach, 12 Grebe Street, 5448 2314 Pomona Pomona Railway Station Gallery, 10 Station Street, 5485 2950

Mooloolaba Avenue J, 14/47-51 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5444 4422

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

Bluechip Investment Art Galleries, 23/13 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5452 5600

Tewantin Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican Street, 5329 6145

Gallery Beneath, 81 Mooloolaba Esplanade, 5444 7775

Tinbeerwah Phillips Gallery, 0406 198 300

Maleny Art Direct, 21 Maple Street, 0413 885 220

Noosa Heads Enigmatic Drawings, 75 Hastings Street, 0490 395 346

Yandina Yandina Historic House, 3 Pioneer Road, 5472 7181

Peace Of Green Gallery, 38 Maple Street, 5499 9311

Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, 0407 840 745

Red Desert Gallery, 43 Caplick Way, 0414 504 360 Glenview Opals Down Under, 11 Ballantyne Court, 5494 5400 Solitude Art, 163 Glenview Road, 0413 013 882 Maleny David Linton Gallery, 14 Maple Street, 5429 6831

Art Tours Noosa, 0424 456 877


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