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LOOKING BACK PAUL SMITH COVER PHOTOGRAPHER I have worked in the areas of landscape, music and portrait photography, and my landscape, ocean and aerial photographs have proven popular with both Australian and international clients. I have worked with Qantas, Tourism Australia and Virgin Airlines. I have also worked with Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam, Childish Gambino, PiNK, Coldplay and Bob Dylan. To see more of my work head to or visit my gallery at 16 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Head. ON THE COVER This image was taken at Sunshine Beach on a chilly afternoon just before dark. Winter is perfect for landscape photography, as the air is crisp and the colours are so vivid. It’s photos like this that remind me how fortunate I am to create art from our beautiful environment here on the Sunshine Coast.

History and heritage. These are the ties that bind us. And it might surprise you – as you sit on Mooloolaba Beach and look up at the tall, shiny buildings that line the esplanade, or stroll along Noosa River while checking out the new boats skimming along the water – that our region is full of history: indigenous and European. In this issue of salt we explore the region’s European heritage, which can be experienced in our beautifully preserved historic houses. Leigh Robshaw has been exploring some of these old homes, and she is taking us along for a tour. That story is on page 6. Speaking of touring, I took a little trip myself recently – up to Cooroy. I love this hinterland town and I am not alone. The locals there have created a vibrant, welcoming community. See what all the fuss is about on page 18. Someone who isn’t making a fuss is the gorgeous Roly Lennox, an 87-year-old farmer from Ringtail Creek who has never had a sick

day in his life. We learn about his philosophy for a happy life on page 24. Chef and health coach Kelly Alexander shares some of her delicious and healthy meals in relaxed recipes on page 50 before we sample some of the country’s finest grenaches in salt cellar on page 54. Thanks for those ones Steve! For a change of pace, Candice Holznagel, along with her best friend Meg, is taking a dip by joining a mermaid class – we find out if she’ll do it again over on page 98. But enough of what we have to say. This issue, dear reader, we are reaching out to you to find out what you think of our magazine. We are inviting you to take part in our readers’ survey. We want to know about you, what you love about salt, and what you want to see more (or less) of in these pages. Head to page 83 to find out more.


Don’t forget to head over to page 34 for salt’s new ‘Our Backyard’ section. We have so many wonderful photographers and fantastic photo opportunities in our region and at salt we are lucky to be able to share the work of some talented local photographers with you.




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Winter is a bit special on the Sunshine Coast, as it only lasts for a few days. On those rare days when the temperature drops, I love camping with my family and snuggling around the campfire with a glass of red.

I love nothing more during winter than grabbing a blanket and picnic basket and escaping with my little family to the serene shores of Golden Beach. Relaxing in the winter sun with my loved ones – bliss!






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The Coast’s historic homes

18 COUNTRY COOL We visit the town of Cooroy



28 FOR A CAUSE Natalie Lucken

30 PROFILE Daniel McLennan

84 MEET THE DESIGNER Peter Petzold & Lydia Dalle Nogare

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TASTES 38 NOSH NEWS Food, glorious food



VanillaFood and Bio Shop

Best of the best



Straight from the source

In the black



All’ Antica

Home comforts





Kelly Alexander

Sunny Coast Mermaids

Sensory delights



Touristy treats that locals love

54 SALT CELLAR We taste test grenache




Hidden gems for everyone

Support our region’s stallholders



Nuptials by the Noosa waterfront

Things to do and see





Galleries you must visit

Winter wardrobe winners

Florist Julia Hails

Turn the page



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Going with the flow

Wedding day treats

Inspiring snaps of our region



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The Sunshine Coast’s rich colonial history is preserved in a range of historic homes and museums around the region. We explore a few of these special buildings. WORDS LEIGH ROBSHAW

PIONEER COTTAGE BUDERIM If you listen hard enough, you may hear ghostly children’s giggles up and down the narrow hallway and the chatter of women churning butter in the kitchen as you wander through Buderim Pioneer Cottage. Daily life in this circa 1882 home is recreated beautifully in this museum, which is listed by the National Trust and National Estate Register. The Buderim Historical Society was established in 1966 to preserve the original house and an enormous amount of work has gone into the fascinating displays in each room. The museum room is filled with memorabilia relating to Buderim and its founding Burnett family, and you could easily spend an hour in this room alone. But the parlour room beckons, with its piano, 6

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silver tea set sitting elegantly on an oval cedar table, velvet chairs and old writing desk in one corner complete with an original letter to read. The formal dining room is set for dinner and the kitchen boasts original cookware and serving dishes and a miniature Coolgardie safe, while the laundry and bathroom feature an old copper boiler and an Art Nouveau jug and basin. Elegant French doors opening from every room to the wraparound verandah are charming features of the house, allowing the breeze to flow and offering peeks of the distant ocean and the flourishing garden. The children’s attic bedrooms are delightfully set up with antique cradles and toys and it’s easy to picture the young Burnett children immersed in their


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imaginary worlds. In the yard, a slab hut holds a large collection of old tools neatly displayed and catalogued. The house was built using pit-sawn cedar and beech – you can even see the saw marks in the timber – and has been wonderfully preserved in its original state, offering visitors an authentic glimpse of life on the Sunshine Coast in the Victorian era. 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim Open: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 3pm. Closed public holidays and Sundays Cost: Adults $5, children $1 Visit: SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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LANDSBOROUGH MUSEUM If you’ve passed the yellow heritage building on the left-hand side as you drive through Landsborough on your way up the range and wondered what was inside, do yourself a favour when you have a spare hour and pay a visit. You won’t be disappointed. Housed in what was the original Landsborough Shire Council Chambers, designed in 1924 and built from local timbers, the museum is run by volunteers who help with research and provide visitor information. The museum was established in 1976 and is one of the largest community museums in south-east Queensland. The foyer is filled with antique clocks, lanterns, cameras and William Landsborough’s diaries – he was the first person to traverse Australia north to south from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Melbourne. Inside, a large corner of the museum is devoted to the early local timber history of the region, with a room full of saws and logging paraphernalia. The main section of the museum is filled to the brim with memorabilia and displays that give an excellent insight into life on the Sunshine Coast since European settlement. A wall is dedicated to four local war veterans and displays a timeline tracing their lives during WWI. There are old printing presses, sewing machines, antique telephones and gadgets, crockery, jewellery, toys, christening gowns and an old dentist’s chair complete with dental implements (which look suspiciously like tools of torture). Large colourful murals depicting the Sunshine Coast hinterland decorate the walls. Displays of local events with historic significance, like the Maleny Folk Festival (accompanied by a mannequin dressed as a hippie) add a contemporary touch to the depiction of the early British settlers’ lives on the Coast. 4 Maleny Street, Landsborough Open: Wednesday to Friday and Sunday, 9am to 2.30pm Cost: Adults $10, pensioners/seniors $9, children $3 Visit: 8

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BANKFOOT HOUSE From the outside, this nondescript salmon-hued timber cottage may not be as quaint as some of the other heritage homes on the Sunshine Coast, but you’re in for a treat when you venture inside. As the oldest surviving residence in the Glass House Mountains, its walls hold lifetimes of secrets while its rooms are filled with the original furnishings and decorations used by the pioneers who lived there – old photos in their original frames that still hang on the walls they were placed on 150 years ago, handcrafted wardrobes and kitchen cabinets, kerosene lanterns, candle moulds, crockery, irons, beds and a large assortment of ornaments. William and Mary Grigor were Scottish immigrants living at what is now Mooloolaba when gold was discovered in Gympie in 1867. When Cobb & Co Coaches planned a new service to cater to the thousands heading north in search of their fortunes, the Grigors saw an opportunity. In 1868, they purchased land and built a homestead, becoming the first European settlers in the area. They provided accommodation, meals, supplies, stables and watering facilities for Cobb & Co and its travellers, and as you stand on the verandah and gaze out at the rural landscape and the presiding Glass House Mountains, you can almost hear the clip-clop of horses’ hooves and smell boiled meat and potatoes being served at the big old timber table that seated 16 people. The property remained with the same family across three generations, with the Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families occupying the house for more than 130 years. It was sold to Caloundra City Council for preservation in 2002. The council established the property as a museum and it became state heritage listed in 2008. This year marks 150 years since Bankfoot House was built and celebrations are planned over the coming months, culminating in a big day of festivities on Sunday October 14. 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains Open: Last Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm or by appointment Cost: Adults $5, children free Visit: 10

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As the oldest surviving residence in the Glass House Mountains, its walls hold lifetimes of secrets while its rooms are filled with the original furnishings and decorations.

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FAIRVIEW (PATTEMORE HOUSE) Rolling pea-green hills, shady trees and a garden blossoming with flowers from yesteryear provide the picturesque setting of Fairview, also known as Pattemore House. Designed and built in 1907 by the Pattemore family with white beech timber logged, pit-sawn and dressed on the property, it is one of the oldest homes in Maleny and is well worth a visit. Tongue and groove walls and ceilings, French doors and hand detailing all add to the charm of this pretty homestead. The fact it’s still standing solid after 100 years is testament to the fine workmanship and aesthetic quality of the home – no modern home could ever match its character. As they say – they don’t make ’em like they used to. The Friends of Pattemore House is a group of passionate volunteers that leases Fairview from the council. The group has dedicated many years to interviewing family members, renovating the home, landscaping the garden in accordance with its original design and creating educational videos and displays that give a


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wonderful insight into the daily lives of the Pattemores, the share farmers who lived there, and the Armstrong family, who sold it to Caloundra City Council in 1995. An exhibit of original timber cutting tools used by the Pattemores, with an audio recording in the background of birdsong and timber being sawn, offers a visceral insight into daily life. The formal dining table is set with original crockery and photo displays of each of the family members in their places at the table, while family photos of the various generations have been enlarged onto canvases and adorn the dining room walls. Fairview was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 2003. 15 Porters Lane, North Maleny Open: Last Saturday of the month, 1pm to 4pm Cost: Adults $5, children 12 and under free Visit:


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YANDINA HISTORIC HOUSE Sitting proudly in the middle of a large field just after the turn-off to the Ginger Factory, Yandina Historic House is a well-preserved example of a grand old hinterland homestead. Built in 1899 to 1900 at Bridges, about two kilometres north of Yandina, by pioneer John Gustave Sommer, the house was relocated to its present site when it was resumed by Main Roads in 1996 to make way for the Bruce Highway. The Maroochy Shire Council restored the house to its former glory and the Yandina & District Historical Society took over the lease in 2003. In the Fred and Dulcie Fink Room you’ll find old photos of pioneering Yandina families and memorabilia like an old organ which is believed to have come from the Ninderry Methodist Church. One room is filled with crafts for sale, while an art gallery occupies two larger rooms. There’s also a cafe serving Devonshire teas and light lunches and you can relax on the wraparound verandah in the shade while you bite into a homemade scone with jam and cream. 3 Pioneer Road, Yandina Open daily: 9.30am to 3pm. Closed on public holidays Cost: Free Visit:

ALSO WORTH A VISIT EUMUNDI SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL – A state heritage-listed hall at Memorial Drive, Eumundi, built in 1912 and considered one of the finest buildings on the Sunshine Coast. CALOUNDRA LIGHTHOUSES – The 1896 lighthouse is the oldest surviving building in Caloundra and was replaced by the new signal station, light and radar installation in 1968. Take a guided tour and learn about the part they played in the history of Caloundra. MALENY PIONEER VILLAGE – Three pioneer cottages are on display here: Priscilla Cottage, Lawley House and Glenferna, currently undergoing restoration. The Maleny Cultural and Historical Society preserves and restores the homes to offer a view into Maleny’s past. NAMBOUR AND DISTRICT MUSEUM – The museum showcases the rich heritage of the local district, highlighting its major industries and other aspects of daily life. MAJESTIC THEATRE, POMONA – One of the few pre-WWII picture theatres remaining in Queensland, the state heritage-listed theatre is Queensland’s longest continuously operating cinema. Originally built as a social hall in 1921, it is one of the world’s oldest silent film theatres.


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We’ve recently discovered Ashley & Co’s range of sweet-smelling products including soaps, lip balms, body lotions and candles. One of our favourites in the salt office? The Ashley & Co range of home perfumes. Try Tui & Kahili (with ginger and lily), Bubbles & Polkadots (with rose and musk) or Blossom & Gilt (with Costa Rican tuberose and wild jasmine). Hmm. Available at Serengeti, 2/5 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 5449 7756 or

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SEE We’ve seen 19 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies since 2008 and the latest, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, broke box office records and took $1 billion in its opening weeks. Avengers: Infinity War is a highly entertaining over-the-top epic, in which Thanos (Josh Brolin) must collect all six Infinity Stones if he is to rule the universe. A panoply of Marvel characters, including the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, must join forces to stop him. The cast list is long, and includes Robert Downey jr (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and many, many more. The film is overloaded with superheroes and impossible sci-fi scenarios, and leaves us with many questions and a proper cliffhanger (wait for the cookie after the closing credits). REVIEW XANTHE COWARD 14

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TOUCH In a joint exhibition with ceramicist Shannon Garson, contemporary artist Farley Cameron will be showcasing her latest work at the beautiful Art Nuvo gallery in Buderim. We all know we shouldn’t touch the art, but Farley’s pieces are hard to resist. To create each piece, she paints water-based dyes onto a screen, then prints the image onto paper to create an original one-off artwork. Taking inspiration from the natural world, Farley’s unique work – brimming with flowers, leaves and native foliage – captures the peace and beauty of nature. Get along to Art Nuvo before the exhibition closes on July 7. 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or

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HEAR Gold Coast Music Awards Artist of the Year, APRA Award winner and Splendour inclusion Amy Shark delivers her first single from her upcoming debut album, Love Monster, titled I Said Hi. A gentle ‘up yours’ to those who told her she’d never make it, Amy says her passive aggressive take on her journey to date is “an anthem for anyone who is waking up every day fighting for what they believe in and challenging the universe”. As a pop anthem it certainly strikes the right chord between tough-chick-steady-beat and the soaring sentiment of an ambitious artist determined to prove herself. I Said Hi earned the top spot on iTunes and more than two million Spotify streams in the first three weeks of release. A creative force, Amy also directs and edits each music video. Amy’s heartfelt songs tell of love, longing, loss and the determination to keep moving forward. REVIEW XANTHE COWARD

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Winter is a great time to explore parts of the region that you wouldn’t normally get to. Our recommendation? DUNETHIN ROCK. Pack a picnic, gather the family and head towards Yandina Bli Bli Road. If you’re coming from Bli Bli, look out on the right for Pearce Drive, which leads down to Lake Dunethin Road and a carpark that’s by Maroochy River. You can then take a stroll up to the rock, which offers a platform where you can enjoy your picnic and the view. While you are there you can check out the Lake Dunethin Pier, an impressive structure jutting out over the water. Map reference M16

The SHERPA KITCHEN GARDEN CAFE is a peaceful haven recently opened in the heart of Maleny. Access is down an alleyway lined with Tibetan prayer flags, or through the Maleny Lane marketplace halfway up Maple Street. Owner Ruby and her Nepalese husband Ang have created a delightful cafe bursting with colour, piles of plants stacked in every corner and a unique menu that combines Nepalese and Tibetan food with contemporary Australian offerings. Affordable prices and spacious outdoor and indoor seating with a back garden and kids’ play area add to its charm. The salt team had a plate of 10 vegan Tibetan momos with a homemade sauce for $12 and a hearty bowl of beef nachos piled high with guacamole and fresh salsa for $12.50. Ruby says she and Ang want parents with young children to feel comfortable hanging out and sharing food in the friendly venue and there’s a thoughtful kids’ menu to encourage this idea. 38 Maple Street, Maleny. 0406 069 798 or Map reference J19


Now that it’s a bit too cold to hang out at the beach all weekend, jump in the car and head in the opposite direction. Winter is the prefect time to explore the hinterland, and our suggestion is to head up to Maleny and beyond for the WITTA MARKET. Held on the third Saturday of every month, this is perhaps the prettiest market on the Coast. As well as fruit, veg and great local produce, the market also sells nitrate-free deli meats and gourmet food products. Grab breakfast and a coffee while you wander under the majestic trees. The vibe is cruisy and the market is never crowded, but it’s a good idea to get there early – it opens at 7.30am and closes around midday. Map reference I18

Coolum-based artist TESS CHODAN creates unique works of art using antique and 100 per cent sustainably sourced butterfly, moth and beetle specimens. Tess says most butterflies she uses are more than 60 years old and many of her antique butterflies have been sourced here on the Coast. Almost all the containers she uses, including antique and vintage lanterns, domes and cabinets, are from local antique fairs. Using forceps, tweezers and pliers, and a steady hand, she creates these intricate pieces and says that once the restored specimens are under glass, they will last for many generations to come. Find Tess’ work at Finders Keepers in Peregian Beach, or online at Map reference N14 16

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Grab your camera and make sure the battery is charged before heading out to MCCARTHY’S LOOKOUT near Maleny. The lookout has a shelter with picnic table and seats and a safe parking area. Hang around and watch the light change as you snap some beautiful photos. The lookout is at 563 Mountain View Road, Maleny. Map reference J19

Here in the salt office we were thrilled when, late last year, we stepped into PIER 33 to try out this newly opened beauty on the Mooloolaba waterfront. The casual vibe was matched by a sophisticated and delicious menu and those to-die-for views. It didn’t take long for the secret to get out – Pier 33 was the place to head for a family lunch, after-work drinks or a romantic dinner. But Pier 33 is also perfectly set up to host functions and weddings. The spacious and airy River Room, which is on the private upper level with waterfront deck, has capacity for 120 people seated or more than 250 people for stand-up cocktail functions. On the lower level the Picket Room has space for 40 people seated or 60 people standing. For wedding planners, the lawn area is also a great spot to host your ceremony before heading upstairs for sunset drinks and canapes. Head chef Simon Taylor has created a menu that reflects the stunning location and is designed for sharing. While the location and food are enough, we love the Pier 33 ethos of using ethical, local, fresh and sustainable produce. 33 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. 0457 846 258 or Map reference N17

If you can’t get to ASANTE DAY SPA for one of its signature treatments, then pop in and pick up something from the Africology skincare range. Asante is the first spa in Australia to offer Africology, a luxurious and eco-friendly range, fragranced by pure essential oils. Africology products, including moisturisers, tonics, serums and cleansers are 100 per cent natural and biodegradable, so are as good for the environment as they are for your skin. Asante Day Spa is at 5/7-13 Beach Road, Coolum Beach. 5446 5229 or Map reference N15

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THE NORTHERN HINTERLAND town of Cooroy is something of a contradiction – quintessentially Sunshine Coast yet unashamedly unique, traditional yet embracing the new, evolving yet reassuringly unchanged. The town’s main street epitomises these dichotomies – lined with old trees that cast shadows on the heritage buildings, it is also home to the striking Butter Factory Arts Centre and state-of-the-art library, while newly arrived residents chat amicably with third-generation locals from their timeworn worker’s cottages. The town is the perfect reflection of the community that lives there. A community that is caring, proactive, passionate and welcoming. Take a stroll through the town and you’ll sense the history

IT still feels like a country town but it’s getting this fresh vibe And a modern feel. It is a beautiful blend.

everywhere – it whispers down Maple Street and over the rail line that was opened in the 1890s. It curves around the library where a steam-operated mill processed timber more than 100 years ago. It can be felt in the bones of the butter factory, echoes around the hotel where the town’s original pub was built in 1910 and resonates from the post office, which first opened in 1914. Cooroy’s history is on show everywhere you look but it’s a vibrant town, bustling with people, although never so busy you can’t get a car park in town or a table at your favourite cafe. It’s this energy that drew Alicia Sharples – who has been the co-ordinator of the Butter Factory Arts Centre since December last year – to the town. Originally from south of Sydney, she and her husband travelled Australia and fell in love with the

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Sunshine Coast, so they decided to settle here more than two years ago. “The hinterland vibe was relaxed; creative but still grounded,” she says. Alicia loves Cooroy. “It still feels like a country town but it’s getting this fresh vibe and a modern feel. It is a beautiful blend. There are young people moving in and there is a new brewery and pizza place. We are trying to bring the energy of the Butter Factory to match that.” Built in 1930, the original butter factory closed in 1975 before the Noosa Council bought it to create a community centre in 1991. In 2016 the council handed the management of the centre over to the community. The Cooroy Future Group now runs it as an exhibition, workshop and events venue. “We want to create a hub where all ages and emerging artists feel welcome,” Alicia says, adding that the centre is “fantastically supported” by the community and could not operate without the help of a group of committed local volunteers. “The board is run by volunteers – they all work pretty much full time. And we are generously sponsored by Noosa Council.” While many tourists pop in to see the space, Alicia says the Butter Factory also welcomes lots of locals through its doors, “especially those who have been watching the Butter Factory for years”. “If they haven’t been to the Butter Factory for a while it is definitely worth visiting.”


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Alicia is just one of the many enthusiastic locals who contribute much to the Cooroy community. Another is Cooroy Chamber of Commerce president Danielle Taylor. She has lived in the area for about 15 years and while she has seen change in that time, “the community has always stayed the same. It is a great community. It has grown over the years but maintained that country village feel. It is really strong.” She says it’s the people who make the town so special. “The community is fantastically involved. And I think that is unique to Cooroy. It is very inclusive as well. Newcomers fit straight in and find it really welcoming.” She says it’s a self-contained centre with plenty of shops and businesses, schools, child-care facilities and community spaces. “We rarely have vacant shops. Cooroy has a thriving community and it is growing, but at a fairly sustainable rate.” The chamber runs the Cooroy app which offers event schedules, community and club listings, professional services, police reports, a weather radar, travel links and lots more. The website, which is run by the community for the community, is also a handy reference to find out what is going on in the town. “Volunteering is massive,” says Danielle. “Volunteers have made things happen. Our community wouldn’t be the same without these people who give up their time.”


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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Cooroy Chamber of Commerce president Danielle Taylor tells salt Cooroy’s library is world class, and she’s not kidding – the urban development industry news website named Cooroy Library in its list of ‘Six of the World’s Coolest Modern Libraries’ and Danielle says it has recently opened Makerspace, a state-of-the-art space where users can use a variety of digital tools to create, tinker and explore.

THINGS TO DO IN COOROY Get along to the next Australian Body Art Festival, which is held in April each year. The festival attracts artists from around the country and overseas. Make a date for the Cooroy Fusion Festival. Held at the Mill Place precinct, the annual festival celebrates local artists, entertainers, artisans, foodies and community groups. Enjoy Christmas in Cooroy. This free community event held in the first weekend of December is a delight with fireworks, food, carols and a visit from Santa. Visit the Butter Factory. Take part on Cooroy’s Pink October. Held in October, the Pink Precinct Fun Trail raises funds and awareness for breast cancer treatment. Check out the Cooroy Wanderer, one of eight Noosa Trails. The trail is 11 kilometres one way and is a flat easy walk from Cooroy to Pomona. Visit Lake Macdonald. Just six kilometres from town, the lake doesn’t just supply water for the area. It’s also a great fishing spot, is a favourite spot for birdwatchers and is also home to the Noosa Botanical Gardens. Go shopping and have lunch. There is always something happening at the RSL, the hotel or one of the town’s restaurants or cafes.

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Mental as Anything Knitfest




JUNE KNITFEST Pop the weekend of June 30 to July 1 in the calendar for Knitfest, a celebration of arts and crafts. The Knitfest team will be yarn-bombing and decorating the main street of Maleny and there will be workshops, guest speakers, music, trade stalls and craft markets. The whole family is encouraged to take part and learn new skills including knitting, crochet, basket weaving, spinning and felting. where various locations in Maleny when June 30 and July 1 visit

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NAMBOUR WINTER JAZZ FEST Now in its third year, this fantastic fest offers workshops for musicians, an afternoon ‘jazz walk’ where you can stroll between venues to enjoy a variety of acts, and a special dinner show with headline act Vince Jones. There will be cafes, bars and food stalls to cater for hungry festivalgoers, plus dancers and pop-up performances. This is a great day of jazz, jazz and more jazz! where C-Square complex and the Nambour RSL, Nambour

demonstrations. There are hundreds of exhibitors to visit plus a plant clinic and more than 100 free talks. Highlights include the kids’ garden patch and baby farm animals, the giant kitchen garden and living backyard.

when July 21

where Nambour Showgrounds

Enjoy the culture and cuisine of the fabulous French right here on the Sunshine Coast. This unique festival offers a blend of entertainment, education, dining experiences, master classes and shopping opportunities that epitomise French style. Get to Kings Beach for crepes, fine wine and a friendly ‘bonjour’!

when July 13 to 15 visit NOOSA ALIVE! Noosa Longweekend’s NOOSA alive! is a 10-day communityfocused celebration of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts and food. More than 250 artists and special guests will gather to entertain, inspire and delight visitors and locals. Just some of the highlights will include Ida Girls, Carlotta, Katie Noonan performing with her trio Elixir, illustrator and poet Michael Leunig, Australian actor Stephen Curry and writer Dorothy Johnston. where various locations in and around Noosa when July 20 to 29 visit


where Kings Beach Park Amphitheatre when July 27 to 29 visit sunshinecoast A VILLAGE WEDDING EXPO The area around Montville, Flaxton and Maleny boasts expansive views, ancient trees, lakeside gardens and rolling hills – the perfect locations to say ‘I do’. If you’re planning to tie the knot in the hinterland, this expo will connect you with a host of

wedding industry professionals. Find celebrant services, florists, hair stylists, photographers, dressmakers and so much more. when July 29 where Montville Hall, St Mary’s Hall & the Village Green, Montville visit

AUGUST THE WEDDING CRUSH At the first collective wedding of its kind in Australia, more than 200 couples will converge on Mooloolaba Beach to get married and make history. You can register as one of the couples by visiting the Wedding Crush website. All profits from the registration fees go towards My Wedding Wish, a not-forprofit group that donates the cost of weddings to couples affected by terminal illness. when August 8 where Mooloolaba Beach visit SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. The course follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headland and there is a range of races to suit runners of every age and ability including the marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometre, five kilometre and two kilometre races. when August 17 to 19 where Alexandra Headland visit sunshinecoast


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The Maleny Arts Council is hosting the inaugural Winter Theatre Festival. The event will kick off on August 18 with an indigenous offering from the Ilbijerri Theatre Company entitled Which Way Home. The awardwinning Belloo Creative team presents Rovers on August 26, and on September 16 Death by Soprano, a tongue-in-cheek performance that is guaranteed to enlighten, enchant and entertain, will end the festival with a flourish.

Legendary Aussie pop rockers Mental as Anything are returning to Eumundi. The Mentals have notched up nearly 40 years of recording and non-stop touring, with 25 top 40 hits in Australia, and sustained international airplay. Get your tickets for what is sure to be a fabulous night dancing to hits like Live it Up, You’re So Strong, Too Many Times and If You Leave Me Can I Come Too.

when August 18, August 26 and September 16 where Maleny Community Centre visit GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER It’s that time of year to pull on your cowboy boots, grab your mates and get some tickets to one of the region’s longest-running and best-loved events – the Gympie Music Muster. This year you can catch the likes of John Williamson, Beccy Cole, Troy Cassar-Daley, Melinda Schnedier, Sara Storer, Ian Moss, Lee Kernegan, Travis Collins, Shane Nicholson and a whole lot more.

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when August 24 where The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi visit imperialhotel HORIZON FESTIVAL Horizon’s carefully curated program of events celebrates local Australian and international artists. Over 10 arts-fuelled days across the region, Horizon delivers events in performance, visual art, music, street art, comedy, theatre, dance and new media. The event provides a platform for artistic expression, develops emerging and experimental works, and encourages projects that foster growth and leave a legacy for the region.

when August 23 to 26

when August 24 to September 2

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where various locations around the Coast



IRONMAN 70.3 Starting off with a 1.9 kilometre swim off Mooloolaba Beach, competitors in this year’s Ironman 70.3 will then jump on their bikes for a 90 kilometre ride before transitioning to the 21.1 kilometre run. Get out there and cheer on the competitors. The event is a warm-up for athletes heading over to Kona to take on the Ironman World Championship in October. when August 26 where Mooloolaba visit JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, this show tells the tale of Josephine the kangaroo who loves to dance. But her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop. Take the family along to this wonderful show that explores the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams. when August 31 where Lake Kawana Community Centre visit scvenuesand

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HONEST WORK, FRESH food, good friendships and a simple life on the land. These are the things Roly Lennox values. He comes from a time and place that seem so far removed from the frantic lives most of us lead – just chatting to him is a little dose of respite from the rat race. You won’t catch Roly using a mobile phone, computer or calculator – he has no use for them. He doesn’t watch much TV and if he reads, it’s either The Bible or Christian literature from the letterbox. He rarely goes to the doctor and, at 87, is in excellent health. You could put his longevity and good health down to good diet. He and his brother Des, 88, live on the same family farm in Ringtail Creek they grew up on, milking cows by hand from the age of four. They eat home-grown fruit and vegetables, stir honey from their own bees into their tea each day, eat only a small amount of meat and steer clear of junk food. Perhaps it’s his mindset. Unlike many of us, he refuses to worry about two of life’s greatest stressors: time and money. Or it could be the friendships he has nurtured over 70 years of home delivering fresh produce to his 150 clients in Tewantin and Noosa, a business he began in the 1940s and only stopped in February, having never had a sick day. Ask him how long it took to reach Brisbane back in the old days and he can’t remember – time wasn’t important. But he does remember rising at 3am without an alarm, and delivering fruit and veg to 150 clients every fortnight without a single address written down. During those years, when he delivered food to three generations of some families, always stopping for a chat, they came to consider him family.

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“Time didn’t mean nothing much in those days,” he says. “The markets were open from six in the morning to four in the afternoon, so I just took my time. Now they open at six and by nine o’clock none of the salesmen want to see you. They’re doing their paperwork.” The world has changed around Roly over the past seven decades and as supermarkets rolled into town, the need for his services decreased. “It was good financially at first, but the last few years I wasn’t making much out of it, since all the big shops came to Tewantin and Noosaville. I just liked going around talking to people. It paid for me groceries and fuel, but no wages hardly. “Money doesn’t worry me though,” he says. “As long as I’ve got enough to keep going, I never worry about it.” Growing up as one of four children on the family farm not only gave Roly his strong work ethic, but plenty of happy memories. He rode horses to school with his siblings and helped his parents and grandparents deliver produce grown on their farms by horse and cart. “We used to call into our grandma’s house on the way home from school and she would give us homemade cakes,” he says. “Her property was opposite where the Ringtail school was. They had lots of fruit trees – mandarins and things. We used to climb up there and sit on the limbs and eat and eat until we couldn’t hold anymore.” He remembers fondly the day he got his driver’s licence, many moons ago. 26

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“I used to go to school in Pomona, which was 10 miles away. At first I used to double my sister Margery in on a pushbike. After the war, Des and me other brother Geoffrey and I bought an ex-Army motorbike and we used to ride that in. That was well before I could even get a licence. The policeman used to know us in Pomona there. We used to ride into town and park under the camphor laurel tree – he used to know whose bike it was. “When I went to get me driver’s licence – we had a Ford ute in those days – I drove in by myself, parked near the police station, walked up the steps and the policeman said, ‘what do you want?’. I said, ‘I want me driver’s licence please’. He fills the papers out, hands them to me and I walk down the steps. He never even bothered to get out of the chair. “I tell me stories to a lot of young blokes now in their twenties,” Roly adds. “They say ‘crikey, you had a great time’. We had more freedom. People would faint at the things we used to do when we were young. Nowadays you can’t turn around, there’s a law saying you can’t do this, you can’t do that. The whole trouble with Australia now is there’s more rules and regulations than you can poke a stick at.” As a man of faith, Roly was involved with Teen Missions International Australia for many years and took numerous trips to the US. He met his American wife Linda through the organisation and they married when he was 58. Sadly, they were married only 10 years before cancer took her life. The couple never had children and with Margery and Geoffrey also having passed on, it’s just Des and Roly left to keep each other company on the farm. But there’s no time to feel sorry for himself. While the home delivery business that made him into somewhat of a local legend is no more, Roly isn’t exactly retiring – he and Des still work seven days a week looking after their cows and bees, only taking a day off if it rains. “My plan is you’re going to have to carry me away in a box off the farm,” he says. “We’ve been here all our lives. I’ve never missed a day’s work with sickness. I don’t ever remember being sick and I’ve never had a headache. I never go to the doctor, never have a check-up, though I know I should for me licence. “Gee whizz, we’ve still got 600 acres here to look after. The cattle, the bees. We’ve got ringtail coming into the area, wattle trees trying to take over everywhere. Don’t worry, there’s not much time to sit around.”

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IT’S NOT OFTEN you can get away with telling someone to Get Rooted, but Natalie Lucken has made this both her life motto and successful business model. The 32-year-old Maroochydore resident founded the Grass Roots Boutique in order to provide an easy alternative for fashionistas who want to consciously buy sustainably and ethically made clothes from local designer labels, and the online store’s catchy hashtag, #GetRooted, has quickly gained traction. Natalie spent a decade travelling the world, visiting more than 40 countries working in the human welfare sector and although she had no previous experience in the fashion industry, she admits to being “addicted to fashion” and embraced the opportunity to tap into the various labels and designer brands available around the world during her travels. But it was when she was standing outside a “squalor sweatshop” in India that her two passions collided, igniting a newfound drive to enact change in the clothing industry. “There actually was a catalyst for me,” she says. “At first it was an accumulation of trips overseas to developing and third-world countries, but the pivotal moment was in India – finding out what they were making in [that sweatshop] and it was labels that I knew of and that I actually owned. That was my wake-up moment to shift how I travelled and how I spent my money, especially in terms of fashion. 28

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“My primary focus is always the human welfare aspect. I wanted to support and bring together labels that were creating ethical employment for their manufacturers and employees, so all our labels are either Australian made or verified ethically made globally. “We only stock slow fashion, so nothing is mass produced. The majority of our labels are a ‘make to order’ basis, so there is no extra strain on the manufacturing process and limited waste.” Australians spend $5 billion on fast fashion each year and more than half a million tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill in the same period of time. With such unharnessed waste a part of our lifestyle, Natalie has set out to ensure every one of the labels in the boutique meets standards of sustainable and ethical manufacture. “I strongly believe in shopping local when possible and being able to contribute to our local economy. All of our labels so far are owned by women. Women who are raising their children, surfing our beaches, shopping in our stores, just like we are and we are proud to be supporting them,” she says. “We are also very conscious of materials, so a lot of our labels are made from sustainable materials. For example, all of our swimwear labels are made from recycled nylon and plastic waste. This is real and alive and working to impact change at a grass roots level within the fashion industry.”


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Natalie says she is excited to see a strong movement by Sunshine Coast consumers to become more selective of the items they buy, choosing to invest more in quality rather than focusing on quantity. “The Sunshine Coast is actually an amazing hub to launch an ethical business in. The community here is already very much awake in terms of ethical shopping and supporting small business,” she says. “We are very lucky to live in an exciting community that is growing rapidly but growing in a way that supports and encourages forward thinking. We have a strong following of women from 21 to 45 and those who shop consciously are drawn to us because we are transparent as to what their dollar is supporting. “However, I am finding we are now reaching women who just love fashion and the collections I have bought together, and the ethical side of things is just a happy bonus for them. I truly believe, though, at the end of the day that everyone would ideally love to be able to live an ethically conscious life with limited negative impact.” Grass Roots Boutique launched online in September 2017 after a nine-month incubation period. “I joke that it’s my business baby,” Natalie quips. She says this was a conscious decision made in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the business and they use recycled packaging along with drop ship arrangements with some of the feature labels (meaning they ship directly to the customers), limiting the amount of postage required. To ensure Natalie connects with those who share the #GetRooted ethos, the boutique hosts pop-up events every month. Far from being your standard ‘slide into a shop space’ scenario, these have become unique events that embrace the business’s core values at every level. “We have been hosted by places like Common Collective, a new co-working space on the Sunshine Coast and at the Old Court House cells, which was a real buzz because the public aren’t generally allowed in there,” she says. “At one pop-up event we partnered with Let Me Walk In Your Shoes, a local not-for-profit dedicated to mental health, and we have provided free yoga at other pop-ups in the past. They are fun events that we want our community to be able to enjoy while being educated on ethical fashion.” Natalie says she is continually on a journey of learning about the industry as well as the ins and outs of being a business owner. “I want to make sure our followers don’t feel as though we are preaching perfection in their journey to shopping more ethical. The important thing is to start, make small changes because even small changes at a grass roots level can impact big change,” she says. Do you think you are ready to #GetRooted? SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU


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AS A YOUNG boy growing up in a small Queensland mining town, Daniel McLennan’s childhood was spent a world away from the fashion capitals of New York and London. There wasn’t a single male hairdresser in Moranbah, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream. He originally wanted to be a plastic surgeon, but was turned off by the idea of cutting people open. Instead, he cut his mother’s and stepfather’s hair, cut and coloured his grandmother’s hair, and tried out wild styles on three willing sisters and a brother. But his penchant for hairstyling didn’t go down too well with the kids in Moranbah. “They called me a poofter and a faggot,” he says. “There was no male hairdresser in the town and people couldn’t understand why I wanted to be a hairdresser. If it wasn’t for my friends and family, it would have been really tough.” Not to be deterred, he continued doing what he loved and took any class at school he thought might help him pursue a career as a hairstylist. “At 13 I went into a salon and started working Thursday nights and Saturday mornings for free,” he says. “They felt so sorry for me they ended up giving me an apprenticeship. My sisters were my guinea pigs while I was an apprentice.” His talent quickly emerged and after winning his first hairdressing award, he set off for the big smoke at the age of 16, arriving in Brisbane with big dreams and bad fashion sense. “That was a culture shock,” he laughs. “I was a country 30

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bumpkin in my elasticised pants and my Hush Puppies. I thought I was the bee’s knees. I looked like such a dag.” It’s hard to reconcile that image with the charismatic man he is today, tall and confident, with the sophisticated air of someone who has reached the upper echelons of his industry, which he did at an early age. Having found his feet in Brisbane working for Sloans and Stefan, he opened his first salon in Noosa in the ’80s, before making the leap to London, where a glamorous world of stage lights and celebrities awaited him. “From childhood and throughout my apprenticeship, that’s what I strove for. London was what I thought was the top of the game, the fashion icon for hair. I was only going to go for three months to do a Toni & Guy course and I stayed nine years.” He was only 22 and knew no one, but he quickly found employment at the Albery Theatre in Leicester Square, where he worked on stage productions and ran his own salon for six years. “I used to go to all the shows in the West End and would dress the wigs out and set the wigs and do the show, which was amazing. What I loved about that was I was doing period pieces and really different hair styling, which was fantastic. “I toured with Mozart by Candlelight and we used to go round to all the stately homes throughout Scotland, Ireland and England and do Mozart concertos. It was pretty amazing seeing the countryside like that.”


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Celebrity styling was all in a day’s work, and he reels off a string of famous heads he’s worked his magic on including Kylie Minogue, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dame Judi Dench, Helena Christensen, Maggie Smith, Petula Clark and Joan Collins. “Joan Collins asked me to go and do her wigs for her,� he says. “I had to go to her house and she had a whole room full of wigs – literally thousands of them. I don’t think she’d mind me saying that. Petula Clark was so sweet, she used to make me cakes and things. She was like a grandmother.� As glamorous as his life in London was, he missed his family and returned to Australia in 2000, settling in Sydney, where his sisters were living at the time. “The whole millennium thing where the world was going to end made me think about what was really important to me. It had been almost 10 years and I used to come back every year, but it wasn’t the same as living near them.� He opened two salons – one in Darlinghust and one in Surry Hills – before opening One Room in the beachside suburb of Bronte seven years ago. He won numerous awards and built a reputation in the entertainment and fashion industries, being called upon for Australian Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. He styled photo shoots for Marie Claire, Who, TV Week, Oyster, Sky, Cream and Today.

But the pull of being near family once again drew him to a new life. With his mother, sisters and three beloved nephews now all based in Caloundra, he moved to Kings Beach, where he lives with his American husband Damon in a unit within eyeshot of his mother’s and sisters’ homes. He purchased a Maleny salon, renaming it One Room, and runs it along the same sustainable principles he follows in his Sydney salon, which he continues to work in four days a fortnight, alternating between Sydney and Maleny. As a member of Sustainable Salons, he pays a weekly fee to ensure his salons are as close to zero waste as possible. Shampoos, colours and perming solutions are scraped into a bucket rather than the chemicals being washed down the sink. The company takes it all away, extracts the water and turns it into grey water. All the hair from the floor is collected in bags and made into hair booms to clean up oil spills. The plastics are sent to Melbourne and made into NBN cabling and park furniture, and all the metals from foiling are recycled. All proceeds from repurposing the salon materials are donated to OzHarvest to distribute meals to those in need – amounting to more than 2000 meals a month from the proceeds of hair salon waste alone. If hairstyling is Daniel’s number one passion in life, sustainability is his second. It’s something his eco-minded mother instilled in him from an early age, and the two clearly have a close bond and shared values. “Mum is a Buddhist-type, yogi-type person and she’s been a great role model for me. She’s big at picking up rubbish. We go walking together every morning and we collect rubbish from the beach. “I’m passionate about it because we’ve only got one planet. If we don’t do something about it, then no one else will. People always go, ‘well there’s nothing I can do about it’. But if they can do one bit to be sustainable, then that will help out a lot. It’s up to every person to make a difference. Everyone has a responsibility to try and make the planet sustainable.� Asked what the pinnacle of his career has been so far, Daniel says he doesn’t feel he’s reached it yet. “I’d like to have a product line,� he says. “It would be a sustainable, organic, natural hair product that worked and would be a luxurious brand to compete with the big names. That’s what I’d like to do.�

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AMAZING WAVES: THE BEAUTY OF WAVES AND AN APPRECIATION OF SURF Roger Sharp | Woodslane | $35 I love the beach. I am not a surfer, but I just love to sit quietly on the dunes and watch the waves. I can wholly understand the ancient civilisations personifying the ocean – Oceanus is the Greek god of the sea, one of the most powerful of all the gods. The sea was believed to be a river which encircled the world, marking the limits that mortals could travel. The sea we all know has so many moods and great variations in form, colour and sound. We can be hypnotised, enthralled and horrified within moments, as the sea goes through her paces. This book is a collection of photographs of waves – some have surfers riding them, but most are glorious photographic studies of this great display of Mother Nature. The photographs have been taken all around the globe, and there is information on the photographers and the various wave locations. Amazing Waves is a perfect fit for a seaside coffee table, or in any home where there is a love and appreciation of the great oceans.

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SOUK: FEASTING AT THE MEZZE TABLE Nadia Zerouali & Merijn Tol | Simon & Schuster | $50 The word ‘mezze’ comes from either the Arabic word ‘tamazzaz’, which means ‘to taste in small bites’ or the Persian word ‘mazza’, which means ‘taste’. I suppose you could call it the Middle Eastern version of tapas. While taste is, of course, important, the colour, aroma and design are all integral parts of the mezze experience. These foods are traditionally eaten with the right hand, using three or four fingers and maybe a cabbage leaf or flatbread. The food should complement the conversation, laughter and friendships of those around the table. This stunning book is filled with more than 100 traditional recipes, some with a modern twist, plus plenty of stories and anecdotes from the authors, and accompanying fabulous photographs.

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THE FATHER: MADE IN SWEDEN (PART 1) THE SONS: MADE IN SWEDEN (PART 2) Anton Svensson | Hachette | $20 and $30 We all love a bit of Scandi-noir, either in books or on the TV. This series is a standout, and different to most of the murder/thriller genre books around at the moment. The two books follow the true story of three brothers who held Sweden to ransom for two years, committing a dozen or more bank robberies and leaving the Swedish police scratching their heads. They also stole a huge quantity of AK47 rifles from the Swedish military – from right under the military’s nose. The author’s name is a pseudonym for two people. One is Stefan Thunberg, one of Sweden’s most respected screenwriters. He penned the scripts for the fabulous Wallander series and, incredibly, is also brother to the three this story is about. The other writer is Anders Roslund, an award-winning investigative journalist. These two books are terrific. The writing is pacy and the story is exciting. Made in Sweden is definitely my favourite crime series. Make sure you begin the journey with The Father, and let’s hope there are more to come in this brilliant series. 32

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AM I THERE YET? THE LOOP-DE-LOOP ZIGZAGGING JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD Mari Andrew | Allen & Unwin | $25 The journey to adulthood is definitely a wild adventure where a map (or a plan) would be very helpful indeed! There are so many hazards along the way, and no signposts to warn you that you are straying towards danger. But blogger Mari Andrew has finally provided a guide to help you along the crazy road to adulthood. With delightful illustrations and a funky, colourful design, this book addresses such issues as confidence, disappointment, family dynamics, friendship, personal strengths and talents, love, heartbreak and finding your joy and purpose in life. This is the perfect book for any young girl on the precipice of the grown-up world.


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We were recently introduced to fashion illustrator AARON FAVALORO and what a treat he is! Aaron has drawn the likes of Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. His style is sweet, fun and very colourful. Discover him for yourself at


Eight-year-old AVA RYAN has become a hit on YouTube and Instagram thanks to her hilarious characters such as the hot mess that is Charlene and Bossy Boss Lady, who hates her job and the people who work for her. Find her at


When you’re done reading MARI ANDREW’S fantastic book, head to her site at You can find out more about Mari, check out her illustrations, and discover where she will be hosting workshops and talks.




Icelandic duo ARNAR KRISTJANSSON and SIMONA BURATTI are landscape photographers, but not as we know it. Their work, which you can find at is beyond words. Do you miss the ’80s? Get your fix of leg warmers, cassette tapes, pink eyeshadow and DEVO video clips at As well as plenty of visual content to inspire the home renovator, APARTMENT THERAPY has lots of helpful articles and tips for the home owner. Grab a hammer and head to Book reviews by Annie’s Books on Peregian, 8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach. 5448 2053 or The online highlights were selected by salt HQ.



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Tea Tree Bay by Damian Watts from The Salty Pixel,

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Mt Coolum by Dave Wilcock,

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Gelato? Good! Food on a stick? Very good. But gelato on a stick? Pure heaven. And where do you find these angelic treats? At Noosa’s HAPPY POPS. Started by a husband and wife team who dreamed of owning a gelato pop store, Happy Pops offers yummy treats, made fresh every day, for every sweet tooth. Grab a readymade pop and add your own twist. Just choose your base – gelato, sorbet, waffle, yoghurt or brownie – then choose how you’d like your pop to be dipped in chocolate – there is a full or half dip or a drizzle. And then choose your topping – there are nuts and other sprinkles. Find Happy Pops at Shop 6, 49 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0404 314 468 or

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For ginger lovers everywhere, BUDERIM GINGER has recently launched a new energy drink. Made with Australian ginger juice and a dash of guarana, the drink gives you a thirst-quenching burst of energy. Buderim Ginger has been perfecting its ginger drink recipes for more than a decade now, right here on the Sunshine Coast. Fresh ginger helps increase blood flow to the brain and modulates blood sugar levels, keeping energy levels up during the day. Meanwhile the seeds of the guarana plant contain twice the concentration of the caffeine found in coffee seeds, so are perfect for an energy boost. Find the drink at selected Woolworths for $2.30 per can or head to for more ginger goodness. 38

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We love TANGLEWOOD BAKERY for its delicious range of organic sourdough breads and pastries. But there is more good news from the Noosa bakery as the team there has been busy testing new recipes – the results are a range of delicious pies that are sure to tempt local tastebuds. Try the beef brisket braised in red wine, or a Thai-style chicken curry, made with a house-made curry paste. Tanglewood’s pies are finished with puff pastry that is so light, golden and crispy! Available at Belmondos Organic Market, 59 Rene Street, Noosaville, and the new shopfront at 52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads and selected stockists across the Coast. Find out more at

Have you been to check out the awesome SUNSPACE CAFE AND ECO SHOP yet? This little gem in Doonan serves up incredibly beautiful and tasty organic wholefood and yummy Little Cove coffee. There is an organic and biodynamic garden that supplies the cafe kitchen and while you’re there grabbing lunch and a coffee, you can stock up on books, crafts, dried goods and more from the Eco Shop. Sunspace also hosts a range of events, including open mic nights, pizza nights and art evenings. Head to the Facebook page at doonansunspace to keep up with all that’s going on. You’ll find Sunspace Cafe at 6 Beddington Road, Doonan.


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You didn’t need another reason to love Cooroy, but we’ve found one anyway. The owners of Noosa Hot Bread Shop and the Hastings Street espresso and wine-bar Felix have spread their wings even further, with CIRCA. Housed in a former garage, the renovated space on Cooroy’s Maple Street boasts a bakery, coffee roastery and French-style cafe. Open for lunch and dinner, this place really shines at night, when the wood-fired pizza oven is fired up. The decor is cool – with marble bars, glass and exposed brick and eclectic artwork on the walls – and the seasonal menus make the most of our beautiful local produce. Circa is at 34 Maple Street, Cooroy. 5472 0061 or

There is so much more to EUMUNDI MARKETS than just craft and clothes. The Coast’s largest and best-known market is brimming with food stalls and producers selling their wares. Grab a coffee, pick up your fruit and veg before stocking up on breads and cheeses, meats and condiments. Then treat yourself to lunch – there’s Mexican, Japanese, pizzas, gozleme, French sausage and plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Before you head home, grab a donut, some sweet popcorn or a macaron to nibble on as you head back to your car. 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi.

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.

Open every day 8.30am - 8.30pm 2/216 David Low Way Peregian Beach QLD 4573 Photo: Krista Eppelstun


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The menu at THE IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI has some fabulous new additions that will be sure to impress the foodies in your tribe on your next visit. The hotel has long boasted a fine selection of burgers (such as wagyu beef, and cajun chicken and bacon), but head chef Cale Dempsey has now introduced a new player â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a yellow-fin seared tuna burger with avocado salsa, pickled cucumber and wasabi mayonnaise on a charcoal brioche bun. One word: heavenly! The Imperial Hotel is, of course, home to the Eumundi Brewery, and offers a range of magnificent brews including the popular Eumundi Brewery Lager, Eumundi Brewery Pale Ale and other seasonal beers. The hotel is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and for all-day dining on weekends. 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi. 5442 8811 or

The street fair is a must-do experience offering live music, locally-made art and craft, home wares, gourmet street food, delicious sweets, fresh produce, fashion and entertainment for children. See you there!

Bulcock St, Caloundra

While NOOSA ALIVE! is known for drawing big crowds to its theatre, music, dance and film programs, the 13-day festival also has plenty for foodies. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Carlotta: Queen of the Cross event on July 23 at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant. At Asian Fusion XO, chef James Wu will mix modern and traditional Asian cooking techniques, using locally sourced seasonal products. Yum! On July 28 and 29 the Maze Art street village will play host to an extravaganza of culinary delights, music, street performers and more. Tuck into mojitos, locally crafted beer, street food, tapas, paella, burgers, seafood, wine and more. Find out more at

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Coffee tastes great all year round, but as the weather cools there’s nothing better than a warm brew to start your day. One of the salt team’s favourite cups comes from local coffee roasters CLANDESTINO, which offers a wide range of beans. One of its most popular is Purosa Estate, a single-origin from Papua New Guinea that is NASAA certified organic. You won’t get coffee that’s more organic – the lack of infrastructure in this part of the world means natural farming methods are prevalent with coffee trees 100 per cent free from any pesticides and fertilisers. Beautiful and bold with a rich palette, this coffee has dominant notes of nut, milk chocolate and dry fruits. Grab yours from Clandestino inside Belmondos Organic Market, 59 Rene Street, Noosaville. 1300 656 022 or

Want to know what all fashionable brides are serving up to their guests these days? Forget a croquembouche, traditional fruit cake or even a chocolate mud, the news in wedding circles on the Coast is that there has been a black forest cake revival. No longer a kitschy dessert, black forest cakes are cool. Brides are asking for the classic cherry, whipped cream and chocolate sponge cake for their special days. If you’re keen for a fix of this classic cake, give Fiona from FIONA’S FANCIES a call and she’ll whip up one for your special occasion. But really, do you need an excuse to eat cake? Fiona’s black forest cake is a fresh chocolate sponge soaked in cherry liquor syrup and layered with Lindt Chocolate pastry cream and fresh vanilla bean cream. It’s then finished with curls of chocolate and a dusting of cocoa powder. 3/37 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads. 5473 5317 or


M O O L O O L A B A’ S S I G N AT U R E STEAKHOUSE We offer the best quality Char grilled steaks including top shelf Wagyu with a succulent 9 plus marble score. For the serious steak lovers, discover our massive, tender tomahawk steaks. Seafood connoisseurs come in and enjoy our mouthwatering seafood dishes including Mooloolaba prawns and Coffin Bay oysters.

If melted cheese is your thing you must head along to Peregian Beach’s PERIWINKLE RESTAURANT for its next raclette night. What is raclette? Picture half a large wheel of cheese that is melted under a red hot grill before it is poured over a plate of food. Yum! Periwinkle’s raclette is served with a charcuterie plate and home-baked breads. The next night is on Tuesday June 26 and will be followed up with another in August and costs $55 per person all you can eat. If you’re not that fond of cheese, do not fret. Periwinkle, led by chef/owner Frank Boulay, also serves up French Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner all year. 2/216 David Low Way, Peregian Beach. 5448 3251 or

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Nilla Tomkins & Uwe Wullfen

BURMESE PUMPKIN, CHICKPEA & TAMARIND CURRY Serves 4 Pumpkin is the most wonderfully versatile ingredient and this pumpkin curry of Burmese influence is softened with tamarind.

Ingredients 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 knob fresh ginger, chopped 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1-2 tsp tamarind paste 400g chopped tinned tomatoes 400g coconut milk 400g pumpkin, peeled and diced

1 handful green beans, cut in half 1 cup broccoli, chopped 200g chickpeas, cooked Fresh coriander Black rice, quinoa or couscous Coconut yoghurt

Method Put the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds and tamarind paste and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, coconut milk and pumpkin. Cover with a lid, reduce heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes, until thick, adding a little hot water if it gets too thick. When the curry is cooked, stir in the greens and chickpeas, cover with the lid and let it wilt and warm for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh coriander, black rice, quinoa or couscous and a little coconut yoghurt. Uwe Wullfenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm for organic, local produce and the finest products and ingredients is infectious. What Uwe doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about local organic produce is just not worth knowing. The Bio Shop owner is passionate about food and he loves to collaborate with like-minded foodies. For this recipe, he has teamed up with Nilla Tomkins from VanillaFood. Find Bio Shop and VanillaFood at 59 Rene Street, Noosaville. or SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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Straight from the source WORDS LAHNEE PAVLOVICH

MANY PEOPLE THINK about winter with a sense of dread; the end of sunny days lounging in the sand, splashing in the ocean, barbecues in the park and sipping champagne by the beach. But we needn’t feel that woe, because winter on the Coast offers a different kind of fun. The kind where cool breezes mean hot soups, roasts with the family and delicious belly-warming dinner parties. You see, the end of those long hot days and the start of the cooler weather brings with it the perfect growing climate across our region. And while the Coast is undoubtedly best known for its expansive coastline, the lush green hinterland regions boast a vibrant agricultural and horticultural community. Small-scale farms and niche growers scattered across the unique landscape offer an abundance of fresh produce. And that means we are in for a treat on our plates. According to Daniel Jarrett, the head chef at Spicers Tamarind Retreat and avid grower, winter


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brings with it a time to experiment with produce and with recipes. “Winter is a time when the fires are lit, we rug up and want to enjoy some inside time,” he says. “It’s a wonderful time of the year for growing produce and using what you grow to make simple and delicious meals. “For me, I love taking something pretty simple and traditional, like a soup for example, and spicing it up, giving it some flare. And with the range of vegies and herbs you have at your fingertips in winter, it’s easy to do. “I really enjoy growing and cooking with kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, silver beet, lettuce, carrots, beetroot, peas, snow peas, coriander, potatoes, garlic and broad beans,” he says. “As far as vegetables go they do really well in winter.” So don’t fear the cooler months. Get excited for the fresh, organic and delicious goodness that comes with them.


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Ingredients 1 coriander root, washed and scraped ¼ tsp white peppercorns 3 red shallots 750ml water (or chicken or vegetable broth) 2 tbsp yellow bean sauce 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp palm sugar 4 kaffir lime leaves 100g chicken thigh fillet thinly diced 1 cup choi sum Fish sauce to season ¼ cup coriander leaves 1 small dried chilli, crushed ½ tsp crispy fired garlic

WHERE YOU CAN SOURCE SEASONAL PRODUCE THIS WINTER: • Caloundra Street Fair, Bulcock Street, Caloundra, • Cooroy Farmers and Artisan Market, Lower Mill Road, Cooroy, • Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive, Eumundi, • Hinterland Harvest Market, corner Schubert and Kiel Mountain roads, Woombye, • Kawana Waters Farmers’ Market, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, • Noosa Farmers Market, Weyba Road, Noosaville, • Peregian Beach Markets, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach,


In a mortar and pestle, pound the coriander root, peppercorns and shallots into a paste. In a saucepan, bring the water or stock to a simmer and add the paste, yellow bean sauce, oyster sauce, palm sugar and lime leaves. Allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes, add chicken and simmer until tender. Add the choi sum and simmer for another minute. Season with fish sauce. Spoon out and mix. To serve, garnish with coriander leaves, crumbed dried chilli and crispy fried garlic.

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Pork Belly Brushetta (roasted pork belly, rocquette, balsamic reduction & parmesan)


A LOT HAS changed at Buddina’s All’ Antica Italian Restaurant since owners Helen and Shane McNally took on the hugely successful business 10 years ago. The tired pink walls have been painted in fresh white, the elaborate candelabras with dripping candlesticks are no longer, and the kitsch red and white chequered tablecloths have been replaced with appealing dark wooden, rustic dining settings and exposed brick walls. But while the restaurant’s decor has adopted a more modern style, the constants are the traditional, great-tasting menu and welcoming environment. Meaning “in the traditional way”, All’ Antica is based on the trattorias of regional Italy and carries a typical name for a family eatery in the region. The cuisine here is far from pretentious and modern – it is simple, home-style Italian. At its core, All’ Antica’s recipes showcase provincial cuisine 46

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with dishes from the Northern Alps to the rich waters of the Mediterranean that surround Sicily. Shane has worked under top European chefs since he was 14, which inspired him to infuse the restaurant with rich history and heritage. “I learned a lot of traditional European styles of cooking while doing my apprenticeship in Italian restaurants, working the ski seasons in Victoria’s Alpine region, Mt Buller and Jindabyne in the Blue Mountains,” Shane says. “In those regions there’s traditionally a lot of European foods. I worked with a lot of German, Austrian, French and Italian chefs. They are really drawn to those areas because it really is similar to Europe.” In those chilly, glacial temperatures Shane sharpened his skills, which are apparent in the restaurant’s extensive menu and booked-out weekends. Shane says families love All’ Antica not just for the food, but


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Helen and Shane McNally

also for its warm and cosy feel. Particularly popular in winter, the dishes range from slow-cooked ragu and pork belly to osso bucco, lamb shanks, veal scaloppini and rabbit, and an extensive range of pastas and pizzas – made just how Nonna would have. “Our menu is like a book with every traditional food you can think of,” Shane says. “In the winter time people want the comfort food. It’s nicer to sit indoors.” Shane says the biggest difference between the traditional-style menu and modern Italian fare is sticking to the core principles of the area’s food map. “There are a lot of rules to the food. Rather than doing just anything, we stick to the history of the cuisine.” Shane and his family have just returned from Europe where they stayed in Italy, Prague, Austria and Germany. “I can see how people can be disappointed in the tourist food you get in Italy,” Shane says. “We found the best food in Tuscany away from every tourist place. In Venice and Rome the food wasn’t great. I could see chefs microwaving pasta and was horrified. There’s a lot of generic, lazy food geared to the flocks of tourists. “But there is also a lot of good food. You just have to go looking for it. We got a few new ideas we are going to put on the menu.” For almost 30 years the iconic local eatery has sat on Point Cartwright Drive. Shane and Helen are the fourth owners. Helen says the restaurant has retained its popularity from “hard work, consistency and good chefs. Everything is fresh. We have fresh, local produce. Nothing is brought in or pre-made. Everything is made from scratch – the sourdough bread, pizza bases, sauces.” The couple first met 18 years ago and have three children

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RESTAURANT . WEDDINGS BAR . FUNCTIONS With exclusive river views, Tantalising modern Italian cuisine and exceptional service, the NOOSA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR is one of the premier restaurants and wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast.


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Autumn Tastes Montorosso Spaghetti Pesto (fresh spaghetti, homemade pesto with butter & fresh parmesan)

together. Originally from the Gold Coast, Shane spotted the restaurant was for sale, so they took a chance at running their own eatery. “Nothing had been done in 20 years. We made sure it was modern but nothing too sterile. It had to be a cosy environment.” Helen says she initially had reservations when she first saw the property. “I was like, ‘you want to buy this?’ but Shane really wanted to go out on his own,” she says. She put her faith in her husband with the pair quitting their jobs – Shane as a chef in fine dining and Helen in real estate – to work together as a family. It was the little restaurant with big dreams that won multiple national awards such as the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Italian Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast in 2016 and 2018. “We’re competing with restaurants in Noosa and the hinterland,” Helen says. “We don’t try and reinvent the wheel. We are family friendly, not pretentious and not trying to be the next MasterChef. It’s all about keeping it fresh and respecting the food traditions.” Helen also puts the restaurant’s success down to treating staff as their own family. “Some of our staff have been with us for six or seven years. We look after them, we take them out to dinner and Christmas parties. We’re bonding with them outside of work. And that shows. Girls will do a day spa while boys do a fishing charter, and then we all have dinner afterwards. I think it’s nice to do things with them outside the restaurant.” Back at the restaurant, families are well catered for with a kids-only pizza bar where youngsters can make their own creations while parents sit back and have a drink – before 6pm every night. “We’re such a local’s restaurant. People will come back and back again for their celebrations, birthdays,” Helen says. “We have regulars who have become our friends, and we go on holidays with them now.”

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All’ Antica Italian Restaurant, 115A Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. 5444 0988 or SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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Bright & beautiful These delicious, colourful recipes redefine health food.


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BROWN RICE, PUMPKIN & GINGER BALLS WITH MISO TAHINI DRESSING (Makes 8-10 balls) This is a wholesome recipe for winter with the added benefits of ginger, kale and mushrooms. They are a great snack or serve them alongside a fresh salad or steamed vegetables for a perfect meal.

Ingredients RICE BALLS 1 cup pumpkin 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 heaped tbsp grated ginger 1½ tsp coconut (or rice) vinegar 2 tbsp tamari ¼ cup tahini 1 tsp coconut nectar ⅓ cup chopped shitake mushrooms 1 tsp dulse 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp chopped kale 1 tbsp brown rice flour 1 tbsp black and 1 tbsp white sesame seeds to roll MISO TAHINI DRESSING 1 heaped tbsp tahini 1 tsp sweet light miso 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp tamari ½ tsp nutritional yeast 3-4 tbsp warm water


To make the miso tahini dressing whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth, adding just enough water to reach your desired consistency. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Steam your pumpkin and mash roughly. When the cooked brown rice is cooled slightly, place in a large bowl with the mashed pumpkin. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands until very well combined. The mixture should hold together between your hands. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball and roll gently in the sesame seeds. Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes. They will go a little golden and crunchy. Serve warm with the miso tahini dressing.


Traditional Italian Cuisine Savour the rich, authentic flavours of Italy, right here on the Sunshine Coast. A warm, intimate atmosphere, offering traditional dishes from the Northern Alps to the rich waters of the Mediterranean that surround Sicily.

A must-try dining experience on the Sunshine Coast. Fully Licensed - Established 25 Years

All’ Antica Italian Restaurant 115A Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. Phone 5444 0988 SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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QUINOA WITH FIG, POMEGRANATE AND PECANS (Serves 2) Most people reserve quinoa for savoury dishes, but it also works beautifully as a sweet dish. The flavours in this bowl are such a treat. Make sure you use a good-quality coconut cream, as it makes a big difference to the final taste and texture.

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa ½ cup coconut cream 1 tsp coconut sugar 2 tbsp desiccated coconut 2 fresh figs 2 tbsp pecans 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds extra coconut cream and coconut nectar to garnish


Rinse the quinoa and add to a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy. Remove the quinoa from heat and stir in the coconut cream and coconut sugar. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes. While the quinoa sits, place the desiccated coconut on a sheet of baking paper and toast under the grill. It will only take a couple of minutes so watch it carefully to avoid burning! Fluff the quinoa with a fork and divide into 2 bowls. Top each bowl with one sliced fig, the toasted coconut, pecans and pomegranate seeds. Before serving, drizzle with a little more coconut cream and a little coconut nectar if desired.

RAW PERSIMMON AND SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE This is the perfect guilt-free dessert that is as good for you as it is delicious. The creaminess of the sweet potato and persimmon works perfectly with the zing from the coffee and hazelnut base. Prepare to be amazed and delighted!

Ingredients BASE ½ cup hazelnuts 1 cup desiccated coconut 1½ cups dates 2 tbsp activated buckwheat ⅛ tsp salt 1 heaped tsp instant organic coffee


FILLING 2 cups raw cashews 1 cup of chopped sweet potato 2 small ripe persimmons roughly chopped ½ cup coconut nectar ⅛ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg ¾ cup coconut milk ¾ cup coconut oil

For the base, place the hazelnuts in a food processor and blitz for a couple of seconds, then add the coconut, dates, buckwheat, salt and coffee. Whizz until the mixture breaks down and then starts to come together. It should hold together when you press it between your fingers. Press the base into a 11-inch spring-form cake tin and pop in the fridge while you make the filling. For the filling, soak the cashews in water for 2-4 hours, then drain and rinse well. Steam or boil the sweet potato until soft and allow to cool. In a high-speed blender place the persimmons, coconut nectar, salt, spices and coconut milk. Add the cashews and sweet potato and then blend, slowly adding the coconut oil in a running stream. Keep blending until the mixture is completely smooth. When ready, remove the base from the fridge and pour the filling on top. Place the cake in the freezer and allow to set for around 3-4 hours. When the cake is set, decorate as you please with fresh fruit, dried fruit, seeds, nuts and flowers. You can serve straight from the freezer or allow to defrost and soften slightly. The cake will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. 52

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VIBRANT BEETROOT SOUP WITH WALNUT ZATAR (Serves 4) This soup has so few ingredients that it’s astonishing to believe how flavoursome it is! The walnut zatar is also delicious on top of salads, steamed vegetables or avocado on crackers.

Ingredients SOUP 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 large leek, roughly chopped 1 inch piece of fresh ginger grated 1 tsp ground cumin 3 medium purple beetroots roughly chopped into cubes 3-4 cups vegetable stock ¾ cup coconut milk WALNUT ZATAR 3 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp walnuts 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp oregano ¼ tsp salt


To make the zatar, toast the sesame seeds under a grill under golden and fragrant. Put the walnuts in a blender or food processor and blitz a few times to break them down. Add the spices, salt and 2 tbsp of the sesame seeds. Blitz again to combine well. Stir through the remaining tablespoon of sesame seeds and mix well. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the leek, ginger and cumin. Stir for 2-3 minutes. Add the beetroot and stir for a minute or so, then add the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and then reduce and simmer for around 25 minutes or until the beetroots are tender. Puree the soup with an immersion blender and then stir through the coconut milk. Season and pour into 4 bowls. Drizzle with a little coconut milk and sprinkle with the walnut zatar.

These recipes are courtesy of Kelly Alexander, who has been immersed in the world of raw food and vegan cuisine for more than 10 years. Kelly trained with highly acclaimed raw food chef Elaina Love in Bali, and has worked in raw and health food establishments around the world, designing, teaching and implementing innovative menus that combine nutrition with abundant flavour and creative flare. Kelly holds a raw chef certification, a raw nutrition certification and is a qualified health coach. Find out more at, on or

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ONE OF THE treasures of the wine world is grenache. Yet for many, this is a variety that they’ve never tasted. However, International Grenache Day is just around the corner. Celebrated on Friday September 21, there’s no better reason to sink your teeth into a variety which cranks the drinkability dial high. What makes grenache so approachable and attractive is its alluring florals, medium-bodied delivery and fine spices, plus a dusting of earthiness for good measure. Versatility is what makes grenache such a good option for your table. Chill slightly in warmer months or pair with barbecued meats through to duck. Bigger styles can easily handle a roast or casserole. Grenache is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world and is affectionately known by some as ‘poor man’s pinot’. An excellent wine when made well, grenache also likes to hang out with friends, namely shiraz and mourvedre (also known as mataro and monastrell). As a result, these blends are commonly known as GSMs with the grenache component generally taking up the bulk. Grenache was imported into Australia around the same time as shiraz. It loves hot and dry conditions and performs best in sandy soils, hence it thrives in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions in South Australia. Some may say the Barossa is better suited because of the cool nights and warm days. However, on a recent trip to McLaren Vale, I discovered firsthand how the soils and the coastal breezes create an excellent climate for these vines to flourish. What makes grenache such a pleasurable drink is its ‘pinotesque’ appearance. One misconception is that because it looks light, it’s light on in delivery too. Not so. Corrina Wright, winemaker at McLaren Vale winery Oliver’s Taranga, is a massive grenache fan and says, “For years producers have been screaming into the wind.” Now, after all these years, it seems consumer trends are demonstrating a shift. Corrina goes on to tell me that winemakers are lining up to find parcels of grenache to buy as a result. This 2018 vintage alone, she fielded six calls requesting fruit and turned them all down – such is the rise in popularity. As I drive around McLaren Vale’s Yangarra Estate with highly acclaimed winemaker Peter Fraser, by sheer co-incidence Nikki Webster’s Strawberry Kisses starts playing on the radio. And a strawberry kiss is exactly what you see in some red fruit-driven grenache wines. Perhaps this was fate? More than likely it was just a fluke! Peter has been running the vineyard biodynamically and organically since 2008 with practices certified in 2012. “The main reason we made the move was for more organic matter in the soil which leads to less carbon evaporation. That way the plant takes up the minerals it needs with microbiological activity in soil to release mineral element.” A variety that performs best without irrigation, Peter says, “It’s one of the few varieties that can hack it.” His famed High Sands vineyard in Blewitt Springs was planted in 1946, with old bush vines producing only five to six bunches 54

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each. These vines stretch out in sandy soils six foot deep. Sands like these accentuate the fragrance and give the wine its prettiness. The more we chat the more it is clear to me that soils play a massive role in the region. Clay soils from lower sites bring masculinity, elevated sites at the mid-point add more depth, whereas the dance floor for great grenache blocks in the region is Blewitt Springs, which contributes fragrant and light fruit characteristics. Heading further north to the Barossa, Yalumba’s Kevin Glastonbury tends to grenache vines in his Tri-Centenary vineyard planted in 1889. He changed his philosophy on making grenache during the wet and much-maligned 2011 vintage. Barossa grenache is seen in some quarters as more dense and riper than McLaren Vale styles, but there’s gold to be found when you know where to look. A decision to pick the fruit earlier has enabled the wine to express bright, natural acidity while being framed by delicious savoury characters. With food-friendliness now such a focus for the consumer, this lighter style is now being produced, highlighted by vibrant fruit and fine spices, and it works a treat. Yalumba has in recent years only started to produce a high-end rosé made from old-vine fruit. The call came from the Brisbane sales team who felt there was a hole in the market. Glastonbury swooped on the idea – so much so, demand is now high and sales have skyrocketed. The Block 2 was born. Expect to find bright fruit, crunchy acidity with a creamy texture and nutty undertow making this beauty perfect for picnics, barbecues or a beachside rendezvous. Barossa Valley sub-regions add additional characteristics according to winemaker Tim Smith, who loves Eden Valley fruit. Delivering lower alcohol, it’s delicately fragrant while maintaining structure. Smith will pick a vineyard block two to three times to extract the characteristics he is looking for – a true craftsman.


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1. OLIVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TARANGA 2016 (MCLAREN VALE $30) Thumbs up all the way. Raspberries and strawberry move to a hint of aniseed before cedar runs in hot pursuit. Dark berries add some grunt, as does a kick of earth. Exotic spice precedes ribbons of fine tannin on a long and seemingly never-ending finish. 2. YANGARRA OLD VINE GRENACHE 2015 (MCLAREN VALE $35) Raspberries and even baked raspberries get this on the move. Medium-bodied, drop the clutch and this moves to savoury city real quick. Hoisin, fine brown spices and earthy feels roll through. 3. YALUMBA VINE VALE 2016 (BAROSSA VALLEY $35) Oh this is a joy! A delicate and pretty grenache â&#x20AC;&#x201C; savour every drop. Finger-licking savoury fruit is the hero. Ribbons of delicate spice roll effortlessly through the mouth. Red berry fruit is surrounded by briar and framed by well-crafted acidity. 4. WITCHES FALLS GARNACHA 2016 (GRANITE BELT $36) The best grenache to be found on the Granite Belt. Light to medium bodied, the mouth is coated seductively and the wine bursts with bright red fruit and is framed by soft Asian spices. Chill slightly for even more versatility. Delicious and then some. 5. BONDAR RAYNER VINEYARD GRENACHE 2017 (MCLAREN VALE $38) The best grenache I saw on my recent McLaren Vale trip. The fruit is measured and precise. Aromas of dried red flowers and red berries set the scene well. Subtle fruit sweetness clutches to strawberry fruit wrapped in a neat parcel of fine five spice which lingers seductively long. A belter. 6. TIM SMITH GRENACHE 2016 (MCLAREN VALE $38) Meticulous, clever and super tasty from top to toe. Take your pick of red fruit on offer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cranberry, strawberries or baked raspberry. An attractive savoury drive is rounded off with a fine spice and dainty tannins which call you back, pleading for another sip.

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7. BRASH HIGGINS GRENACHE MATARO 2016 (MCLAREN VALE $39) Even grenache needs a wingman sometimes. Mataro plays the role beautifully. A silky ride on the magic carpet to happiness. A 70/30 blend off a certified biodynamic site, violets and purple flowers are cradled by medium-bodied fruit. With massive gravitational pull, brick dust-like tannins send you into a spin. 8. HAYES FAMILY WINES WINEMAKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SELECTION 2017 (BAROSSA VALLEY $40) Fermented in a 685 litre ceramic egg before spending 90 days on skins. There are scents of dried red flowers, violets and baking type spices. A sheet of savoury feels and spice is draped across the mouth. Soft and fine, this sits long and is devilishly moreish. 9. YELLAND AND PAPPS SECOND TAKE 2017 (BAROSSA VALLEY $40) An absolute treasure. Expect violets and blue fruits plus some redskin and boiled lolly aromas. Gorgeously medium bodied, it moves through the mouth with a street-smart swagger. Beautifully balanced, it lingers and pulls you closer.

STEVE LESZCZYNSKI is a wine writer, wine dinner host and emcee. Apart from writing for his website, Steve contributes to Vinomofo, Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine, Wine Business Magazine and has previously written for Must Do Brisbane. For two years he presented the Wine Time segment on Brisbaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4BC during Friday afternoon drive time. In 2017, Steve emceed the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup hosting 730 guests at Penola Racecourse. Awarded the QLD Wine Industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Social Media Commentator Award 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, Steve is also a passionate supporter of the Queensland wine industry.


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58 ROMANCE IN THE RAIN Nuptials by the Noosa waterfront

62 IN FULL BLOOM Fabulous florist Julia Hails

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WHEN RAINDROPS BEGAN falling as Dominique Lamb stepped down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams, she looked up and smiled. The stunning bride was just moments from marrying Anthony Kuhlmann by the Noosa River when – instead of confetti – Mother Nature decided to sprinkle her guests with a little bit of “magic”. “The rain held out until the minute I went to walk over the bridge to the ceremony,” Dominique says. “We had had a wetweather plan but abandoned it because the weather improved. I actually walked in the rain to the ceremony and when I arrived stood under an umbrella with Tony. The photos are extraordinary and it created a little bit of magic. “My family are Dutch and they believe that rain means happiness and we experienced happiness in abundance.” Held at the exquisite Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Dominique lovingly remembers the day like it was yesterday. “We referred to our wedding as a festival,” she says. “We took our time and enjoyed every minute of our day. It began and finished surrounded by our friends and family and the atmosphere was filled with a relaxed excitement.” The Brisbane couple chose to marry on the Sunshine Coast because the region has always held a special place in their hearts. “It is a favourite weekend getaway and we wanted all of our family and friends to experience its beauty and take advantage of having a break away.” The rain took nothing away from the venue’s divine setting, themed as an enchanted floral wonderland, right on the spectacular riverfront. “I personally designed each detail of our wedding and it was designed on the concept of the long lunches held in gardens across Europe. 58

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“We chose a five-course degustation followed by a dinner buffet. Tony’s family is Greek so we used the concept of Greek olive leaves throughout our design. This theme was included in our invitations, flowers and in the details of my dress.” But it wasn’t your regular white wedding – Dominique chose to buck the traditional trend, wearing a stunning blue dress while her bridesmaids wore blush. “This contrast added a pop of colour on a rainy day. In terms of the flowers my view was you can never have too many and I wanted to bring the outside indoors. First Class Events helped me design the aerial arrangement that hung above our bridal table to create that ‘wow’ factor.” To complement the festival theme, the couple hired local


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Domin ique Lamb & Anth ony Kuhlm ann, Noosa

entertainment favourite Andino the magician to break the ice with guests, and instead of the usual wedding cake, these gourmet foodies chose a cheese tower to share with their guests. “We then wanted to create atmosphere and chose a string trio for the ceremony playing modern music. My mother-in-law performed two songs and Tony also performed my favourite Taylor Swift song. “Our guests partied into the night as the band played

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late into the evening and it later turned into karaoke. We ended the evening by setting fireworks off on a barge on the river. We wanted our guests to enjoy our day as much as we did and to be spoilt in the process.” Dominique and Tony topped off the wedding with a dream-like honeymoon in Thailand’s Koh Samui, but it was the wedding proposal itself that really packed a punch. “Tony proposed to me in front of 3000 people at a Brisbane Bullets game. Tony and I both moved to Brisbane from Sydney and we made it our goal to get to know all of the sporting teams. We both spent some of our time in Queensland as kids and both loved the Bullets so when they came back we went to their first game and relived our childhoods.” Dominique was told she had won a prize and was taken onto the court blindfolded, where they asked her to shoot a ball into the hoop. “When they took my blindfold off, Tony was on bended knee, the signs were flashing ‘marry me’ and Bruno Mars was playing as background music. All the cheerleaders were cheering along with the crowd. It was epic. Tony made a comment later that he is Greek and that 3000 people is small. I couldn’t help but laugh.” 60

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The couple met through mutual friends when Tony moved to Brisbane and Dominique offered to show him around his new town. “A year or so rolled by after we first met and we developed a beautiful friendship over lunchtime catch-ups at the Regatta Hotel. I would give Tony dating advice and Tony would try and convince me to start an MBA because he was doing one and it would be fun. “As our relationship developed, when we were together it was like the whole world could be falling down around both of us. “But as long as we were together all I felt, saw, and experienced was love.” And it seems this gorgeous couple will continue their passion and zest for each other and life well into the future.


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ABOUT THE VENUE Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is a stylish and private fully licensed dining experience known for its spectacular location, food, wine, service and warm atmosphere. Surrounded by the magnificent evergreen foliage of Moreton Bay fig trees, on the serene Noosa River, guests are sure to be impressed by the distinct appeal of the tranquil riverside setting. Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar specialises in wedding receptions and packages which can be tailored. Catering for large or small groups, the restaurant provides either a cocktail-style or sit-down dinner for stylish yet affordable Noosa wedding receptions.


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ADRENALINE WAS COURSING through Julia Hails’ body as she stood in front of a giant garage roller door. She hadn’t slept a wink the night before in anticipation of this moment. As the door was rolled up at 5am on the dot, Julia experienced an assault on the senses that she recalls vividly more than a decade later. Before her lay a plethora of blooms in every hue imaginable; their combined scent drew her in. The passion of the growers behind the stalls at the Sydney Flower Market was palpable. The rush was so addictive that Julia, who was a paediatric nurse on maternity leave at the time, knew she had found her calling. It was six years later, in 2012, armed with a certificate in commercial design from Pearsons School of Floristry, that Julia made the bold move to inject her vibrant personality into floral art for Sunshine Coast weddings and events. She didn’t take long to put her stamp on the industry, offering couples floral chandeliers and other unique overhead floral arrangements, summoning her creativity to ensure there was an element of unpredictability that transformed her clients’ weddings into awe-inspiring events. “I’ve always loved design that’s quite wild, that’s untethered. I love the way things fall naturally, with this wild abandon and unpredictable asymmetry,” she says. You will be hardpressed to find white roses and blue orchids in Julia’s cold room. Instead, you will be captivated by more Photo: Cassandra Ladru unusual blooms such as coral charm peonies, which Julia describes as “gold-plated pieces of heaven”, Queen Anne’s lace, which have long stems with a burst of little flowers at the end like a little wand and phalaenopsis orchids. “My suppliers laugh at me because when I walk into a cold room expecting to see the usual species that are in season and I see something a bit different, I will literally shriek out loud,” she says. “My weekly trips to the flower markets in Brisbane are usually when inspiration hits me. I often have these amazing ideas in my head and the challenge then is how I’m going to bring it to life, especially when nobody’s done it. “I have to take things like engineering, OH&S concerns and everything like that into consideration as well. But ultimately, I want 62

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the couple and their guests to walk into the room and gasp and ask, ‘how did she do that?’ “I have scaffolds and hoists and grip tools and it can be a challenge to get these installations in, but once it’s up there and it’s done, the feeling is so fantastic and so addictive that I want to keep pushing the boundaries.” Julia’s first flower chandelier was a light fixture made from pine and “weighed a tonne”. “It looks magnificent because I can have mountains of flowers cascading over the top of it. It’s the best investment I ever made, but it’s my life mission to work out how to reduce the weight of these things,” she says. “I am attracted to these types of installations because they seem to defy gravity and any expectations of what people have at a normal wedding. They also bring a sense of wonderment and intimacy to a big space and they have a real sense of grandeur, opulence and luxury without an expensive price tag.” Although not all venues are large enough to pull off a floral chandelier, Julia can work her magic for a venue or wedding of any size. Her latest successful creative experiment is using the trunk of a large tree to create stunning ombre waterfalls of flowers that cascade from above head height to the ground, providing the perfect alternative backdrop for ceremonies.


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Here are our picks of fashionable, must-have products for that loved-up occasion.

WEDDING BELLES If good shoes take you good places, Bella Belle Shoes will take you to cloud nine. When it comes to wedding shoes, you can’t step past these handcrafted shoes – the makers are renowned for their signature beadwork, embroidery and penchant for detail. Crazy shoe lady or not, you only walk down the aisle once, so make each step Bella-utiful.

THE POWER OF PAPER What a time to be a bride. The wedding guide has flipped upside down and you can tie the knot however, wherever and wearing whatever you wish. Some traditions, however, never fade. Invite your guests the traditional way with some stunning handwritten calligraphy by Belle Loves Paper. Scissors may beat paper, but nothing beats Belle Loves Paper. The talented hands behind these paper goods belong to Belinda and she handmakes all your stationery including bespoke invitations, envelopes, table cards and favours. She also offers foiling, styling and printing services. Basically, anything involving paper, Belle’s the word.


LOVE ROCKS From the moment a rock sits on your engagement finger the pressures of planning a wedding sink in. Well, there’s a rock for that too. Worry stones are a thing, and the sisters at Unearthed Crystals have hand-picked the majestic stones so future brides can rock on. Surround yourself with all kinds of meditative and calming stones, which work in the spiritual, emotional and physical planes to create balance and peace. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but worry stones are a bride’s best medicine. 64

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Hairstyles and grooming aren’t exactly popular half-time topics over a beer. Until now. The latest men’s grooming brand, House 99, is making men feel at home with everyday styling. And the brand just so happens to be created by a sports star. David Beckham is the man behind House 99 and judging by his hair (and everything else) we are 99 per cent sure this stuff will ensure well-groomed groomsmen. Keep hair in place, smooth wild strands, style some rad facial hair or control it through humidity and sweat. Basically, you could have 99 problems come the big day, but bad hair ain’t one.


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LAID-BACK LOVE Consider yourself a bridezilla or bride-chiller? Yes, a chilled affair is possible. And for the laid-back bride comes Dreamers & Lovers wedding dresses made with love. Think smooth lines, subtle details and cloud-like fabric so dreamy you’ll feel as good as you look. The team at Dreamers & Lovers understands the wedding dress biz is not one-sizefits-all, which is why each dress is hand-measured to ensure ultimate comfort, confidence and elegance. The label uses only the finest cottons, silks and laces for a sumptuous yet subtle look. In fact, you won’t find the silky cotton laces used in its latest collection, Etheria, anywhere else.


CRYSTAL CLEAR Every crystal has a story just as every wedding has a love story. For Krystle Knight, her love story starts with crystals and ends in jewellery. A passion since she was born, Krystle is living up to her name, handcrafting the majestic gifts from the earth into one-off pieces for the elegant bride. What sets Krystle Knight a sparkle above is the preservation of each crystal’s intricate shape and character. Every piece is as unique as you are. What makes your love sparkle?


Coffee and sugar are necessities in the lead-up to your big day. We get it. We’ve also got a little wedding-prep secret: it goes by the name of Hanami and comes in the form of tea. Tea Forté makes all kinds of health-infused blends and its Hanami blend is a bride-to-be’s next best helper, after the maid of honour, of course. Pairing the goodness of organic green tea with tart cherries and flowers, the Hanami blend draws inspiration from the Japanese cherry blossom. Each sip injects high levels of antioxidants and smooths skin while the floral aromas and cherry flavours invite future brides into a state of zen. So ditch the sugar and caffeine-loaded stuff (it will only make you feel worse) and opt for an award-winning drink from Tea Forté.


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Achieve this look with subtle neutrals and plenty of bling.

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F-Sporty sneaker, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

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18ct white gold 2.55ct cushion-cut morganite and diamond ring, $6460, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

18ct white gold, pink diamond and white diamond drop pendant, $14,400, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Trelise Cooper Gather Away top, Soul Diva, Buderim, 5456 4111

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Aurora 0.71ct centre diamond surrounded by four pink diamonds and small round brilliant-cut white diamond halos set in an 18ct white gold ring, $12,490, To Hold and to Have, Buderim, 5477 0561

Bowery wallet in rose snake, Dan Scott, Caloundra, 0423 353 933

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Check out the gorgeous range of Scotch & Soda parkas and coats for men and women at Threads 4556, Buderim, 5476 7686

Edwardian 9ct rose gold fully engraved sovereign case hallmarked 1910 Chester, $3250, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

Silo boot, Get Set Footwear, Caloundra, 5492 7185; Noosaville, 5447 1755

Fortis MarineMaster watch, $2505, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643


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STATEMENT Mix bold prints with jewellery that will get you noticed.

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Frock Me Out Origami dress, Evolve, Peregian Beach, 5448 2077

9ct yellow gold fancy cage-style freshwater pearl bracelet, $2690, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Zoe Kratzmann Suite leather wedge in shell, Footprints on the Beach, Mooloolaba, 5444 2100


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Once Was top and leather leggings, Serengeti, Noosaville, 5449 7756

Pendant with Coober Pedy opal and diamonds, set in 22ct gold and palladium, POA, The Opalcutter, Montville, 5442 9598

18ct yellow gold large rectangular deep-yellow citrine dress ring with scroll on shoulders and fancy basket $5000, Avenue J, Mooloolaba, 5444 4422

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Sinn 836 robust instrument watch, $2700, Define Watches, Noosa Heads, 5447 4643

18ct white gold diamond drop earrings, $1875, NY2K, Cotton Tree, 5443 1955

Binny Soapstone dress, Footprints on the Beach, Mooloolaba, 5444 2100


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Taylor turtleneck and Lana twist skirt, wYse Lifestyle, Noosa, 5415 1150 Zen Issa jade necklace, Original Eumundi Markets, 5442 7106

Morgan top and Petra pant, wYse Lifestyle, Noosa, 5415 1150

Elk Marble Collection in juniper marble earrings, $40, Dan Scott, Caloundra, 0423 353 933

Elk print formation dress, Dan Scott, Caloundra, 0423 353 933


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ME These greens hues will make all others jealous.

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Slouch bag, OV Boutique, Cotton Tree, 5479 4505 Elk Marble Collection in juniper marble necklace, $55, Dan Scott, Caloundra, 0423 353 933 SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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WHEN PETER PETZOLD received his first Omega watch from his father at the age of 10, a passion was born. Not in the way a child develops a passion for riding their bike, or kicking a ball around. This was more than just a fascination; it was a deeper love. And it was in that moment that Peter’s life changed and his path was set. This moment in time eventually spurred him to pursue handcrafted timepieces as a way of life. “It was in the late 1950s when I received that watch from my father, and in that time watches were a sign of significance, importance and considered a very special thing for a young man to receive,” Peter says. “It was a great bonding experience between father and son and it really sparked my passion for watches and all things technical and mechanical.” Fast forward to today, Peter and his wife Lydia Dalle Nogare run Define Watches, a boutique in the heart of Noosa offering a remarkable collection of watches from independent German, Austrian and Swiss brands. After spending 25 years working with some of the world’s leading brands in Germany, Peter and Lydia relocated to Australia. “We moved to Australia 10 years ago and discovered there was a real gap to be filled in the mechanical watch market,” Lydia says. “There simply wasn’t the knowledge


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here of German watchmaking, as well as independent watch brands. The idea was to develop a niche market for watch lovers and collectors looking for something special.” Peter and Lydia opened Define Watches in Brisbane and after nine years in the city, relocated to Noosa in July last year. “It was a fantastic choice for us,” Lydia says. “It’s such a great environment to work in and perhaps the best things about Noosa are the loyal local customers and the variety and lovely tourists who come to choose a bespoke watch on their travels. A lot of collectors visit us too. People are often amazed we are in Noosa and not still in the middle of the big city.” But what makes Define Watches so different? Well, you need only speak to Peter to discover the true passion he feels for mechanical watches. But it’s more than that. Peter and Lydia have created a special market they set out for and they place great importance on maintaining a direct relationship with not only each watch manufacturer, but every client too. They also truly believe in the craft and have a great deal of respect for the industry. “We deal in boutique, niche brands, and brands that we love and trust,” Lydia says. “Some of the independent German, Swiss and Austrian brands we work with are second- to fifth-generation watchmaking families. “So much knowledge is passed down through these generations of watchmakers and it allows the technicians to produce beautiful products that are also interesting and intriguing. That is what I love so much about what we do.” According to Peter, watchmakers aren’t just highly skilled technicians, they are artists with brilliant and creative minds. “Watchmaking is a delicate skill and the watchmakers are truly talented craftsmen,” he says. “With independent brands, you find so much love and pride in the workmanship as the watchmaker is involved in the entire process from design to movement and mechanics, to the finished watch. They put their heart into every watch they make.” And what makes a great watch? 86

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“Well, one aspect of a watch is that it allows you to express your individuality, your unique style and says a lot about who you are – sporty, retro, classical,” Peter says. “A great mechanical watch has a few defining factors too, like value for money, base movement, excellent quality finishing – it really is in the details.” Although the market for exclusive, independent watches was once predominantly reserved for older men who had travelled extensively throughout Europe or Asia, these days the demographic is widening. “It is still very much a man’s domain, but now we have many younger men wanting something unique that showcases their personality,” Lydia says. “Men or women who are celebrating milestones will often come in seeking out a keepsake watch. Couples also come in so wives can gift a watch to their husband as a wedding present; a special piece that can be passed down through the generations.” Define Watches offers one of the largest and most impressive collections of German independent brands outside Germany. Lydia and Peter carefully curate their collection of luxury brands so they appeal to a new generation of discerning customers who know how to appreciate quality, seek value for money, and recognise attention to detail.


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A NEW GRASSROOTS program devised by two Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service midwives for expectant mothers has the power to greatly enhance the birthing experience well into the future. Sunshine Coast mothers will soon have the benefit of choosing a brand-new program that seeks to bond women and prepare them for childbirth in a nurturing and connected environment, while integrating the benefits of yoga to strengthen the body and prepare the mind with breathing exercises that will serve them well during labour. The YES – Yoga Especially for Mums by Midwives program will be rolled out at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) after program creators Stacey Enchelmaier and Beth Hartley completed two successful eight-week pilot programs in 2017. While there are many qualified pregnancy yoga instructors on the Sunshine Coast, Stacey says there are no programs that combine the benefits of yoga with the knowledge of midwives. Using yoga as a foundation on which to deliver a comprehensive childbirth education was the fundamental key difference explored through the pilot program. Stacey says literature on childbirth education shows women who attend classes are less likely to have ‘false labour’ admissions to hospital and have lower reported anxiety levels. It was when they were talking about how they could enhance the way in which childbirth education was delivered that they turned to yoga, in which breathing is a cornerstone that is shared with giving birth, as well as body awareness and mental calmness. “You see some women who come in that have that connection to their body … and when things become challenging, as they can do during labour, they are not as road mapped in their ideals and they can take these challenges in their stride a little bit more and work through them,” Stacey says. “They are also better equipped to help themselves within their labour with breathing techniques. “In some ways, the pathway through pregnancy and childbirth can sometimes feel a bit technological now and it feels micro-managed, like everyone else around you is the specialist and giving you opinions. We wanted to flip that and show that midwives are actually there to support the women. This program is a tangible, grassroots way to help women navigate that journey and to empower them to have more autonomy.” With the assistance of Dr Lauren Kearney and Dr Kendall George from the University of the Sunshine Coast, the team pulled together the pilot program concept and was delighted to attract a $10,000 grant from Sunshine Coast charity Wishlist. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Wishlist has been supporting and strengthening local health services by funding innovative programs like YES. The grant also enabled Stacey and Beth to purchase yoga mats, bolsters and other equipment needed to deliver the program well into the future. A total of 18 women attended one class a week for eight weeks. The aim of this research study was to pilot a midwife-led antenatal yoga program as an alternative to mainstream childbirth education classes. Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe says it has been a great success for local



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This program is a tangible, grassroots way to help women navigate that journey and to empower them.

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mothers and has proven to have benefits for the entire family. “The pilot program was undertaken by registered midwives with pregnancy yoga teaching qualifications which provides an exceptional holistic service and we can’t wait for the program to roll out to more local mothers,” she says. Stacey says the classes held a similar structure that became familiar to participants and helped them feel more comfortable in their surroundings. “We always started classes with relaxation and breath awareness, followed by a series of postures in a small sequence the women could memorise and practise between classes. These were targeted towards pelvic awareness and strategies for labour,” she says. “The middle of the class saw us chatting about the topic of education for that week. They just thrived on having that connection with one another and the ability to share, express and communicate in a safe space. The lessons were followed up by another relaxation in the form of yoga nidra [sleep].” Pilot program participants completed a diary entry after each class and were followed up by a call from a research assistant six weeks after giving birth. “The thing we didn’t anticipate was the beautiful information sharing first-time mums had with the mums who were expecting their second or third child. They were very much drawing on the information and experiences of mums who already had children to

improve their own mindset, while mums felt even more empowered about their next birth and they still learnt a great deal,” Stacey says. Skill in breath control was one of the biggest benefits the women reported, which Stacey says is not only key for vaginal births, but can also assist women who undergo caesareans to help combat anxiety. Even after birth, it is a useful tool for coping with sleep deprivation and for calming down after the natural highs and hyperactive minds associated with being a new mum. Planning is already underway to look at ways in which partners can also be included in the program and Stacey says this could take the form of separate information sessions for partners, where they too can benefit from having a safe space to ask questions. “We of course want the partners to feel included,” Stacey says. “There is such an expectation that they will be supportive throughout birthing, so it is important for them to be aware of what’s happening so they can be the reassurance their partners need. Midwives are visitors to the birth space – it belongs to the couple – and we are the ones that are privileged to visit that space to assist. “After the positive feedback we’ve had, we want to see it built into the public hospital service so women can choose to go for the traditional childbirth education class or access the alternative pregnancy yoga and childbirth program. Beth and I will be running it and we are in full agreement with management at SCUH that it can happen. It’s just a matter of timing now.”

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When working with clients, Lara’s approach to styling is the same – she looks at what furniture, homewares and treasured items they have, and comes up with a plan to incorporate them into their ideal space. “Most people don’t want to get rid of their stuff and start again.” The results, however, are always different. Lara doesn’t try to impose her own aesthetic style onto others – she says that none of her clients’ homes look like hers. “It is very personalised; that is what I am all about. It’s not about going in and making every person’s home look like mine. Your home should tell your story.” Her work as an interior stylist is “an interesting trade. You have to have a background in psychology – you are not working with one client but a whole family.” She says weighing up all the needs and wants of the people in a home is “about trying to find a happy medium. You have to really work at it.” But with many of her clients it isn’t about doing one project and then walking away. “It’s not just a one-off thing. We have worked with one of our clients for three years and she has moved three times and we do all her homes. We become very close with our clients.” Lara too, will move on – she and her husband are building a new home in the hinterland. So what will that house look like? Watch this space.

LARA’S TOP STYLING TIPS > If you’re going to paint a big expanse of wall, do some paint samples on a big piece of paper and see what it looks like in the morning, noon and at night. > Dark colours don’t always make a room feel smaller. The wall colour in Lara’s home was a dark charcoal with a hint of blue. It actually helps reflect the light in that room. > Lots of home owners are choosing grey, but cool greys can make a room cold, so choose a warm grey. > When styling against a monochrome colour palette, don’t be afraid to throw colour in. The great thing about monochrome is you can add colour to it. > Avoid adding red to a black and white palette. > When they have a lot of objects they love, people tend to put everything on display. But Lara’s advice is to be restrained. Try displaying a few items on a shelf for a few months then swap them around with other treasured pieces. > Remember to group objects in fives. > Get some indoor plants – they lift any space.

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Anyetta Newell (top) & Regan McKenzie from Sunny Coast Mermaids


FOR DECADES, LITTLE girls the world over have nurtured the dream of one day living life as a mermaid. In my case it was Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale that set my imagination wandering freely under the sea. Visions of gliding under the salty waves as a graceful, long-haired beauty with the shimmering tail of a fish – what’s not to love? So, imagine my joy when my bestie Meg discovered mermaid classes. It started as a bit of a joke really. We were on the lookout for an aqua aerobics group when she stumbled across Sunny Coast Mermaids. “Ha, we should give this a go,” she said. Secretly, I thought it was an amazing idea. Turns out so did my bestie. 98

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So, on a clear-blue autumn Tuesday we donned our most mermaid-looking swimmers (which as 35-year-old mothers means black, tummy-covering pieces) and toddled on – sorry, gracefully swept – into Buderim’s Goodlife centre. And while I certainly didn’t meet the criteria of a poised beauty, life as a mermaid – even if it was for only 45 minutes – was as brilliant as I could ever have imagined. It makes for pretty good Instagram fodder too. “Sunny Coast Mermaids began late last year,” says Anyetta Newell, the co-founder of the group. “I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a qualified personal trainer, health coach and aqua instructor, and have seen a lot of different fads


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come and go. Through it all I have always had a love for the water and the ocean and always wanted to combine the two.” It seemed like a natural fit when Anyetta met marine biologist and ocean conservation warrior Regan McKenzie at their local gym. “We realised we had a lot in common when it came to our love for water and belief in personalised health and fitness, and that we were both actually mermaids,” Anyetta says. “With a lot more experience in the water than me, Regan introduced me to a few new concepts, one being the monofin, and from there we developed the idea that using the fin we could create a workout that incorporated all of the things we love.”

It was with nervous anticipation that we donned those fins and slid into the sun-warmed water on that Tuesday afternoon. Would we sink, would we get a stitch, would we look absolutely ridiculous? Turns out that none of that matters because mermaiding is one of the most fun things we have done in a long time. Within 20 minutes we were propelling our feet through the water and into the air, impressing (mostly ourselves) with our graceful-esque handstands. We were all the more smug that even the super-fit Anyetta, who actually could pass for a real-life mermaid, struggled to perfect her own handstand. “The fun definitely attracts people to this exercise. Many

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people are able to live out an inner-child dream of being a mermaid, and who doesn’t want to do that?” Anyetta laughs. “Some have said they couldn’t stop smiling, while others have said it was so fun they didn’t even realise they were exercising. It also attracts those who love the water but still want a good workout in it.” A workout it surely was. We discovered that there was so much more to mermaiding than laughter and trying to outdo each other in the gymnastics stakes. After a few gentle laps gliding beneath the surface of the water, we moved on to the core strengthening portion of the class. Squats, sit-ups, pull-ups – all the while in the water with a fin on your feet. Abs, arms and legs were all worked through cardio and strengthening exercises in a low-impact environment that is gentle on the joints. The best thing is that the class is suitable for all fitness levels. “The objective of our group is to provide an effective and efficient workout in water that incorporates a lot of fun and 100

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inspires people to embrace their inner mermaid or merman – yes, we have a couple of mermen – and increase their fitness and improve their health,” says Anyetta. “It is also to see them connect deeply and meaningfully with themselves and their own bodies, with those around them and with the water, in particular our oceans, and to grow in their commitment to live consciously and sustainably. “Our passion for a deeper and more meaningful existence in life drives us,” says Anyetta. “We believe in living intentionally and sustainably. We believe in connection with ourselves, others and this beautiful planet we live on and we believe that healthy is a lifestyle not a shape or size. “We also believe in fun and have a passion for adventure and sharing it with others.” I for one, am grateful for that. To find out more, follow Sunny Coast Mermaids on Facebook or email


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Did you know that a queen bee can lay as many as a million eggs in her lifetime? Or that a single colony could house between 20,000 and 60,000 bees? There is so much about these fascinating insects that will surprise you when you listen to an experienced tour guide during the Live Bee Show at the Ginger Factory in Yandina. It’s just one of the many ways you can play, taste and discover at THE GINGER FACTORY. Take a guided tour through a working factory and learn how ginger is grown, harvested and processed into the delicious range of Buderim Ginger products, or relax in the open-air carriages of the beloved historic train, Moreton, as you ride around the lush gardens. Hunt for the gingerbread man in the Overboard boat ride, or simply enjoy wandering through the heritage-style GingerTown village for a boutique shopping experience.

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MAJESTIC HUMPBACK WHALES ARE BACK! The Sunshine Coast is a popular place for tourists in winter and the Antarctic humpback whales love it too! More than 33,000 humpback whales are expected to migrate through Sunshine Coast waters to breed and have their babies starting right now and continuing until they leave our waters on their southbound journey in early November. Now is the time to take a closer look at these incredible mammals of the sea. Take a whale-watching cruise with WHALE ONE, now powered by Sunreef Mooloolaba, or you could opt to try Australia’s first Swim with Whales Experience with Sunreef Mooloolaba, launching this year on July 6. Whale One also offers a Sunset Cruise complete with canapes and live music, or you can up the ante with a Sunset Seafood Buffet Cruise, with a selection of the best seafood Mooloolaba has to offer.

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inter has hit the Sunshine Coast and so has the severe flu season – but after-hours, house call doctors are on hand, ready to give medical assistance. During the pandemic levels of 2017’s record flu season, doctors, after-hours services and hospital staff were run off their feet assisting the sick. While we’re told this year won’t be as bad, demand for treatment is likely to increase over the cooler months. Extra doctors have been called on to conduct home visits to treat flu symptoms and stop the virus spreading. House Call Doctor chief operating officer Craig Glover said House Call Doctor is Queensland’s largest after-hours

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healthcare provider, where doctors treat patients in their homes. “We treat people for a range of illnesses and symptoms, including headache, tonsillitis, nausea, minor injuries and of course, the flu,” Mr Glover said. “For common conditions, our doctors are able to provide enough medication to ease symptoms until the patient can get to a chemist and can write any necessary scripts.” Mr Glover said in some cases, their doctors had identified life-threatening conditions during home visits. “One of our doctors diagnosed a child with appendicitis and another saw that a patient was experiencing blood clots. “These are very severe conditions, that,

if left undiagnosed, could have had very serious implications.” One of the added benefits of after-hours doctor services is that they help to relieve pressure from hospital emergency departments. “We all know how crowded emergency departments can be at night time, on weekends and on public holidays, when regular GP clinics are closed,” Mr Glover said. After hours doctor services come to your house and carry medicines to get through the night. They 100 per cent bulk-bill for everyone with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card. For more information on after hours doctors visit

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Get outside and grab a bargain at one of the Sunshine Coast’s community and farmers’ markets. CALOUNDRA COUNTRY & FARMERS MARKET 17 Buderim Street, Currimundi, every Sunday, 6am to noon. Stock up on fruit, veg, honey and eggs, then head undercover for coins, collectables, books and handcrafts. CALOUNDRA STREET FAIR Bulcock Street, Caloundra, every Sunday, 8am to 1pm. Enjoy breakfast or a juice before picking up some fresh flowers, handmade products and local art from this huge market. COTTON TREE MARKETS King Street, Cotton Tree, every Sunday, 7am to noon. Support local artisans, grab a coffee, then go for a stroll by the river. EUMUNDI MARKETS 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, every Saturday, 7am to 2pm; Wednesday 8am to 1.30pm. This is the granddaddy of all markets with arts, crafts, fashion, health and beauty, homewares, food, music and, of course, fresh produce. FISHERMANS ROAD SUNDAY MARKETS Fishermans Road, Maroochydore, every Sunday, 6am to noon. Get all your green groceries done before picking up some plants, grabbing a secondhand book and hunting through the bric-a-brac stalls. HAVANA NIGHTS MARKETS 220 The Avenue, Peregian Springs, fourth Saturday of the month, from 4pm. Gather the family and head here for an early dinner and entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. HINTERLAND HARVEST MARKET 7/9 Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye, every Saturday from 7am. Support hinterland farmers at this market that offers fabulously fresh fruit, veg and local produce. KAWANA WATERS FARMERS’ MARKET Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, every Saturday, 7am to noon. Kawana offers a relaxed vibe with food stores and produce plus skincare, cheeses, breads, olives and seafood. MALENY SUNDAY MARKET RSL, Bunya Street, Maleny, every Sunday, 8am to 2pm. Stock up on candles, crystals, books, collectables, antiques and more, before indulging in a massage. MARCOOLA MARKET 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola, every Friday evening 4pm to 8pm. Grab a bite to eat, listen to the music and bask in the seaside serenity.

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MOOLOOLABA COLLECTIVE MARKETS 15 Meta Street, Mooloolaba, fourth Sunday of the month. These markets were set up for designers and creatives to show off their goods and services. Find fashion, jewellery, photography, food and coffee. NIGHTS ON OCEAN Ocean Street, Maroochydore, second Friday of the month from 5pm. Organisers describe this as an evening of art, cuisine, craft and culture. Join the crowds to see what all the fuss is about. NOOSA FARMERS’ MARKET AFL Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville, every Sunday, 7am to noon. Noosa’s famous market is a food-lovers’ paradise with fruit, veg, nuts, cheeses, bread, seafood, flowers and more. NOOSA JUNCTION TWILIGHT MARKETS Arcadia Street, Noosa Heads, third Friday of the month, from 5pm. Your Friday night is sorted with street food, stalls and live music. There’s also a bar with happy hour prices all night.

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PEREGIAN BEACH MARKETS Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach, first and third Sunday of the month from 7am to 12.30pm. Find lots of craft, upcycled and recycled goods and handmade gifts and goodies. SUNSHINE COAST COLLECTIVE MARKETS Coolum State Primary School, School Road, Coolum Beach, fourth Sunday of the month. These markets bring together musicians, artists, foodies, creators and vintage wares.

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TIMARI VILLAGE MARKETPLACE 14 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise, every Friday, 4pm to 8pm. Head along to this recently launched market for music and a great selection of the Coast’s best food stalls. WITTA MARKET 316 Witta Road, Witta, third Saturday of the month, 7am to noon. Head to Witta for organic meats, seedlings and plants, olive oil, jams, preserves and beauty products. YANDINA MARKETS North Street, Yandina, every Saturday, 7am to noon. A gardener’s paradise, Yandina’s markets are just brimming with plants and produce. You can also find lots of pre-loved treasures here.

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ARTIST KYARNA’S BODY of work is so diverse it’s almost impossible to predict what she will create next. And no one is more surprised than the artist herself – whose intricate, fine-lined ink and pencil creations are so unplanned she never quite knows what the result will be until she lifts her hand from the paper. “I usually have a bit of an idea and I’ll do a basic pencil sketch on the paper,” Kyarna says. “Then I’ll just get the pens and go from there. It all sort of just comes out; it turns into this thing that’s in my head. I don’t plan and I don’t measure the page – I know a lot of people measure the page – but I just sort of do it.” Sunshine Coast born and bred, Kyarna lives and breathes art, dividing her time between her drawing and her “dream job” at Holloway Gallery in Moffat Beach. “I’ve always drawn, since I could hold a pencil,” she says. “I did a bit of art study after school, but I didn’t finish that. I came away with a few techniques and different things, but at the end of the day I think I’ve always been a drawer, not much of a painter or anything else. It wasn’t for me; it does put you in a bit of a box.” But art was in her blood, it seems, with contributions from both sides of her family. “My dad works with wood. He’s very creative with timber and my grandpa was an amazing painter. Mum’s side is also full of drawing and painting. So it’s trickled down.” “Very encouraged” by her family, Kyarna kept drawing. Now, her work is held in private collections around the country, and she has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney. Her latest collection will feature in an exhibition at Holloway Gallery. Her work to date has been surrealistic in style – faces, figures, and creatures with mythical, otherworldly elements. Extensive cross-hatching – a mesh-like pattern of fine lines crossing over each other to create shading – has also been a feature of her drawings. Take, for example, her series featuring Indian-style headdresses – one of them atop the head of a giant lion. So detailed and photographic in their likeness, they exude a 3D quality. “I went through a bit of a phase of being obsessed with Indian headdresses,” she says. “I just love them. I think they’re gorgeous. I did a bit of research and found out there’s all these different types of headdress, and they all mean different things.” Then, there is The Elephant in the Room, a large drawing featuring an elephant mandala – scooping up bright yellow bananas with its trunk. “I decided it was too serious and it needed something more fun in it,” says Kyarna of her creation. “So I added the Andy Warhol pop art bananas.”


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True to her ever-evolving style, however, Kyarna’s latest body of work moves away from the surrealism she is so well known for and takes on a more realistic bent. “I’m doing a series of hand gestures – realistic hands – at the moment,” she says. “Some are going to be a little bit cheeky. I’m doing a huge one – about one metre square – that’s two hands holding. It’s probably a little bit more emotional than the little ones, which are a lot of fun. “I have a fascination with hands for some reason – I did a series of other hand gestures not long ago. I think they’re fun and you can take out of it what you want.” The new drawings are no less detailed, however. In fact, they are even more so – much to Kyarna’s delight. “My style that I’m evolving to now, instead of cross-hatching for the shading, is called stippling – using all the little dots. It’s just become so much more detailed than what it was, which I’m excited about.” Not only are her subjects seemingly unpredictable, but so are the moments they choose to present themselves as inspiration. “Something will just pop in my head and I have to draw it,” she says. “It can be really frustrating. You’ve just got to get it out. You’re in the middle of something else and you think 108

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I usually have a bit of an idea and I’ll do a basic pencil sketch on the paper. Then I’ll just get the pens and go from there.

‘that would be a great picture, I’ve just got to get a bit of it out’.” Although Kyarna’s living room is also her home art studio, where a “huge drawing board that takes up a fair bit of room” is centre stage, she also likes to take some paper, a small board and a few pens to the beach, where she indulges in one of her favourite pastimes – people watching. People’s faces are one of her largest sources of inspiration, she says, although anything is fair game. “Everything influences me, from patterns on fabric – those beautiful silk fabrics that have got those nice patterns on them – to people’s faces, to other artists.” Even food can ignite Kyarna’s creative spark, as it did for Squid Ink – a giant drawing of a beautiful, Bohemian-style woman clad in flowing robes, rising from the waves, surrounded by huge tentacles and looking serenely through a monster telescope.

“I went over to Spain, and I was eating a lot of Galician octopus, which is one of the dishes over there that is delicious,” she says. “I came back and started drawing all these tentacles, and I thought ‘oh that must be where it came from’. The woman is just made up; but a lot of the Spanish clothes are highly colourful and patterned, so I think I must have taken a bit of that as well.” Despite having “no plans” for what she will draw next, there is no doubt that Kyarna’s extraordinary works of art will keep materialising for as long as she continues to hold her pen. “It can happen whenever – any time,” she says. “I’ve always got a paper and pen [with me]. It’s more like a meditation for me – I just like drawing.”

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IT WAS A trip to the doctor that gave Marcoola artist Linda Vario, now 53, the wake-up call she needed. The owner of Blue Chip Investment Art Galleries was suffering from a debilitating case of anxiety and panic disorder, and at age 24 her doctor gave her a push. It was a throwaway line from her doctor that day that she took quite literally. “My doctor was like, ‘I really can’t give you any more tablets, you really need to start working on yourself. You need to find something that can take the focus off yourself and just go and do something like a painting class’,” she says. And so she did exactly that. Linda quickly enrolled in a local painting class and from that day on she didn’t stop. “I knew from that first class that this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And from that day I’ve painted every single day. It’s the act of doing it which is so good for your mind and fulfilling, and helps you forget the cares and worries of the day. It relaxes you into doing something for yourself.” 110

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Linda recently took over the Mooloolaba gallery (which was formerly David Hart Galleries) where she was represented for 10 years. Taking over the established business from the Pro Hart family was a natural progression for Linda as she always felt it was her “home gallery”, even though her work is shown around Australia and in Europe, Asia and New Zealand. “It was a dream come true when I was able to buy the gallery,” she says. “I still run it pretty much the same as David Hart did. We still show David Bromley, Pro Hart, David Hart, Robert Dickerson and Auguste Blackman, to name a few.” While Linda’s personal journey through mental health hasn’t been easy, she does lovingly remember her childhood life as “idyllic”, living in Adelaide and spending much of her time on the Murray River. And it was this lifestyle that inspired much of her artistic work we see today.


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“I am inspired by nature. I grew up water skiing and my parents owned an original paddle steamer. We used to take it out almost every weekend and on school holidays. “My dad threw me in the water at age five and said ‘hang onto this rope!’. He taught us how to ski. And we would swim, sail our catamaran and play in the water. “As kids we were able to run wild, climb in the gum trees and look for frogs. “The pelicans, the waters and the cliffs. It stays with you and gives you a love of nature that lasts an entire lifetime. So nature has always really inspired me in my art and it still inspires me.” Linda moved to the Sunshine Coast 24 years ago and says her love of landscapes came too. This time changing from South Australia’s “duller gum tree colours” to the Coast’s “vibrant, more exciting colours”. “My style is bright, colourful and abstract,” she says. “The Sunshine Coast really whacks you over the head with the beauty of it. I can open my door and step out onto the beach – it’s just stunning. “You can go out to Cotton Tree… and all the waterways that meet out to the sea. And then it’s all just 10 minutes to 112

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the glorious, lush hinterland rainforest. It’s so inspiring.” Linda says her children sadly did not escape the cruel effects of mental health so she has encouraged them to heal through art. “If they’d had a hard day at school I’d take them painting. I’d say ‘let’s forget about what Sarah said to you today’ and it was very therapeutic for them. It is good for your mind even if you’re just feeling not so good. “I had always been a nervy child and it wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that it really came out. I became housebound for 12 months and had to give up my job, which was in the field of business. “Panic attacks and anxiety can shut your whole body down. You really can’t do anything. Painting really was a last resort thing.” Linda would create whenever anxiety kicked in – day or night. “If I couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night I’d be downstairs painting. I’ll always have panic and anxiety disorder but now I can control it and I know what to do to cope.” Linda says so much of our society has become medicated, many of us now can’t function.


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It’s the act of doing it which is so good for your mind and fulfilling, and helps you forget the cares and worries of the day. It relaxes you into doing something for yourself.

“Because of this we must find other ways to cope. My daughter was also very nervy and cried a lot growing up. She is a lawyer now and uses art to cope. It was amazing to be able to pass that onto her.” Linda’s son Grayson Vario is a renowned artist in his own right, with collections around the world, and is also represented at the Mooloolaba gallery. A loving and spiritual person, Linda blesses every piece she sells and creates. “All of my paintings have meanings in them and I do carefully consider what I’m going to paint. I write a prayer in lead pencil straight onto the raw canvas. “I write a prayer for the person who will buy this piece and I pray that the painting will bless their home and their family. “Then at night before I got to sleep I say a corporate prayer for all those who buy the paintings from the gallery. That is my way of connecting with a customer. I want my art to connect with them on a spiritual level. I also pray before I paint the painting and that it will connect with someone.” Linda uses acrylic inks, and gold and silver leaf in her work, plus her unique ceramics. “I’m the only one doing [ceramics in painting] as far as I know in Australia. It’s all very three dimensional.” Linda’s paintings can take anywhere from three to four weeks to complete, depending on the piece, and she does a lot of commission work. “I love going into people’s homes, listening to their feelings and wants, and trying to put all of that into a painting that will make them feel good. “I want the paintings to bring them a sense of joy and peace.”



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HAMPTON’S COAST BY AMANDA BROOKS, Acrylic, ink and oil on canvas, 120cm x 180cm, POA


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



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

LITTLE SISTER’S DREAM BY RAYMA EVESON, Pastel in gold frame under glass, 830mm x 1000mm, $2500 114

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Art on Cairncross ‘In the Moment’ Rick Everingham Eddie Wentorf July 7 - 29



This Buderim gallery showcases a diverse range of mediums and subject matter in a wide range of genres, from high-end paintings to fascinating sculptures and simply stunning ceramics. when ongoing where Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or

This Moffat Beach gallery has an impressive collection of quality artworks by local, interstate and international artists. when ongoing where Holloway Gallery, 1 Roderick Street, Moffat Beach. 5491 5557 or

3 BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT ART GALLERIES This Mooloolaba gallery specialises in investment art and is committed to providing collectors with access to fine art of the highest quality. when ongoing where Bluechip Investment Art Galleries, shop 23, 13 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba. 5452 5600 or

‘Fragments of the Sublime’ Johanna De Maine August 4 - 26

‘Masters’ Ian Mastin Rhyl Hinwood September 8 - 30

5 PAUL SMITH IMAGES Featuring stunning landscape and aerial photography from this incredible part of the world, this space is definitely worth exploring. when ongoing where Paul Smith Images, shop 1, 16 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. 0405 834 864 or

Also representing a selection of fine artists from the Sunshine Coast region and throughout Australia. Artworks include paintings, ceramics, sculpture, glass, leather masks and unique gifts.

Art on Cairncross Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny, Qld. P. 07- 5429 6404


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CHERRY BLOSSOM BY DARREN TREBILCO, Epoxy Resin and acrylic on hard-backed canvas, 1500mm x 1500mm, $3500 SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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6 SOLITUDE ART GALLERY AND OPEN STUDIO Tucked away in leafy Glenview, at this gallery you can meet artist/owner Darren Trebilco, view his bold new artworks in development on the easel and pick up one of Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original pieces. when ongoing where Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio, 163 Glenview Road, Glenview. 0413 013 882 or

7 WINTER EXHIBITION Hearts and Minds Art continues to showcase a stunning range of works by artists including Maree Welman, Sara Paxton, Michelle Pike, Rayma Eveson, Richard John, Angela Beggs, Laural Retz, Colin Crawford and Nick Fedaeff. when ongoing where Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 0418 108 299 or DOCKLANDS BY PRO HART, Oil, 90cm x 120cm, $22,500 negotiable

Bluechip Investment Art Galleries specialises in investment art and is committed to providing collectors access to Fine Art of the highest quality.

Formally David Hart Galleries Shop 23 13 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, phone 07 5452 5600


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SITTING WOMBAT BY EDDIE WENTORF, Bronze, limited edition of 50, 15cm x 18cm x 13cm, $1250

JUNE 8 EARTH CONNECTIONS Rex Backhaus-Smith and Rowley Drysdale are originally from Western Queensland and are highly inspired by that land. Rex is one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most senior artists, painting his unique visions of the outback and farther afield, while Rowley is a master potter who turns clay into art, be it a bowl or a sculpture. when now to June 24 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or

9 FROM ME TO YOU This exhibition features visual messages from the artist to you, the viewer. It features a collection of new works by Kyarna, Kirty Bell and Mark Vesey. when now to July 16 where Holloway Gallery, 1 Roderick Street, Moffat Beach. 5491 5557 or

10 STOCKROOM EXHIBITION Stevens Street Gallery is featuring the work of Roar artists Karan Hayman and Mark Howson. Roar was a group who achieved great acclaim in the 1980s in the Melbourne art scene and then onwards for their dynamic expressionist and raw style. when June 6 to July 14 where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 0448 051 720 or

JULY 11 NICOLE CONDON Nicole uses very bright colours and lots of detail to depict the things close to her heart, including nature and the Australian landscape. when July 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or


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SUNDAY DRIVE BY JENIE FAWCKNER, Oil on stretched canvas, 119cm x 93cm, $2400 including GST SALTMAGAZINE.COM.AU

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MARY RIVER, KENILWORTH BY TODD WHISSON, Oil on stretched canvas, 90cm x 180cm, $6300

12 IN THE MOMENT This exhibition features the work of Rick Everingham and Eddie Wentorf. Rick has a terrific reputation for capturing a moment and a feeling, especially in his paintings of Italy. Bronze sculptor Eddie takes his inspiration from native animals, also captured in a split second, but brought to life. when July 7 to 29 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or 13 GAYATRI GAMIL After exhibiting internationally with great acclaim, Spanish-born artist Gayatri Gamil presents her work for the first time in Australia. Her sensitive metaphoric drawings and inks reflect the long life she has lived in South India. when July 18 to August 25 where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 0448 051 720 or

AUGUST 14 JUDY DALOZZO Judy specialises in oil and collage paintings, capturing the quiet, simple objects of our daily lives, as well as large-scale dramatic cityscapes. when August 1 to 31 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or 118

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15 FRAGMENTS OF THE SUBLIME Recent time spent in Japan reflects in the new porcelain works of world-class ceramicist Johanna De Maine, accompanied by sensitively atmospheric acrylic paintings by Michael Gilling. when August 4 to 26 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or 16 MIKE NICHOLLS The work of multiple prizewinning sculptor Mike Nicholls appears in a multitude of public spaces and he has developed a style which is instantly recognisable. The gallery is proud to bring his work to the Sunshine Coast, where our outdoor lifestyle surely cries for more sculpture. when August 29 to October 6 where Stevens Street Gallery, 2 Stevens Street, Yandina. 0448 051 720 or

BEAM ME UP BY KYARNA, Ink on paper, 200mm x 200mm, POA


18 TODD WHISSON Todd has been a successful exhibiting artist for more than 28 years. He has a spontaneous style, and recently has developed a more abstract approach. when September 1 to 30 where Montville Art Gallery, 138 Main Street, Montville. 5442 9211 or

17 PERSPECTIVE Jenie Fawckner’s exhibition is her first solo show in Buderim. Having grown up living and working on her parents’ sheep and cattle property in Central Western Queensland, Jenie has a strong connection to her country surrounds. when September 1 to 22 where Art Nuvo, 25 Gloucester Road, Buderim. 5456 2445 or

19 MASTERS This exhibition features remarkable still-life paintings of classical beauty and consummate skill by Ian Mastin alongside equally exquisite sculptures in bronze by Queensland’s master sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood. when September 8 to 30 where Art on Cairncross, Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny. 5429 6404 or


JABIRU TOTEM BY MIKE NICHOLLS, Painted red gum, 42cm high, POA


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