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Beck Carse, Scott Carse, Katherine Gardner, Gregory Gardner at the opening of Belinda Herfords art exhibition ‘Frontierland’ at Poeta on Hastings

Danielle Karukchi Kim Susskind ebony owner and Monica Griffin Ebony shines… Poeta by Starlight… The night was balmy, the lights of Hastings Street twinkled in the trees, and guests meandered through Poeta herford on hastings Gallery to admire and make sure that lots of little red dots appeared on modern abstract expressionist painter, Belinda Herford's latest exhibition, Frontierland. The walls were awash with colour and spacial perception. By extending beyond the boundaries of the linen, the paintings take you into another realm of visual dimension. The bold, brave shapes and colours were applauded by the viewers, and glasses clinked with delight as guests enjoyed a selection of delicacies designed by adjacent restaurant Locale, and seemed reluctant to leave. Definitely a night to remember. Breathing Art... Ocean Dance, Peter Lik's first major release for 2014, was unveiled to an appreciative capacity crowd at The Peter Lik Gallery in Noosa on a balmy Saturday evening recently. The night was Hawaiian themed to match the location of the shot , and as guests arrived they were welcomed with colourful leis, which contributed to a happy party atmosphere. Canapés were served to the appreciative guests by the wonderful staff of La Vida restaurant and accompanied by champagne and fine wines. To add excitement to the unveiling, there were lucky door prizes and extra special deals for anyone purchasing Ocean Dance on the night. Unveiling night is the only opportunity a non-collector has to purchase a major release at these special prices. Art consultants, Simone, Joanne & Stevie, and Gallery Director Sharon were kept busy with sales on the night, which continued into Sunday morning. One month after release Ocean Dance had already sold 45% of it's edition.

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It was a fantastic opening night at Ebony Beauty in Quamby Place recently, when invited guests, customers, suppliers, relatives and friends converged on the new salon to enjoy an evening of wine and fabulous food, as well as the opportunity to mix and mingle with staff and enjoy mini treatments from the five stations on offer. A huge celebration cake topped the night off, and owner Kim Susskind was ecstatic with how much everyone loved the evening.

Congratulations… The Sunshine Coast Hinterland boutique resort, Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, has won Gold for the 2nd successive year in the tourism industry's Hosted Accommodation category of the Qantas National Australian Tourism Awards. Owners, Mark and Joanne Skinner and on-site managers Karen and Michael Cross were delighted.

LEFT: International photographer PETER LIK released his new 2014 display at a Hawaiian inspired evening

Move over Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning - the dogs are taking over the waves... Noosa's Main Beach was bustling with activity as the crowds surged onto the beach to watch the 3rd annual Surfing Dog Spectacular recently. Beach loving, surfer dogs and their owners were eager to compete in a prestigious field of canine favourites. The winners of the 2014 VetshopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Spectacular Best Wave Award were Morgan Dittman, Jesse Dittman and Kosta (a bulldogxmastiff ) from Mojo Surf. Jesse is Morgan's wife and it was 'spectacular' to see the three of them catching set after set - a well deserved win. Morgan has been surfing since before he could walk and has been part of the Mojosurf team for the last 5 years. Working as National Surf School Manager at Mojos, means he has shared his love of surfing with thousands of eager, first-time surfers along the East Coast of Australia. His commitment for surfing extended to a 6 year stint on the WQS and he has both an Australian Junior and Open title under his belt. His passion for surfing was reignited when he enrolled his best friend Kosta in this surfing caper. Morgan and Kosta have been catching waves together since 2009, and Kosta's favourite craft is a 10'6" stand-up paddle board. The two of them can often be seen in up to 3 foot surf at Mojosurf surf camps up and down the coast.


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Kaylene Murray - Managing Editor Board members - Suki & Teddy

Welcome… There is always something exciting happening in Noosa… but one of my favourite events is the annual Surfing Dog Spectacular. Yes, I know that there is a human surfing competition on as well - and that is also exciting to watch - but dogs, with their four, hairy, wet legs carefully balanced on a board is just magical. Who wouldn't be mesmerised?

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ow that Autumn has arrived, the season when the blistering heat of Summer subsides and the days and nights become magical, it's time to start thinking about all the things we usually promise ourselves we're going to accomplish around our homes over the Easter break. We've sourced some fabulous ideas for you - new paint colours, outdoor entertaining projects, and of course, fabulous food for entertaining friends and family.

ENTER: Ashleigh Manley Gallery has kindly given us an exceptional, original unframed, silk screen print, titled "Noosa" by Ashleigh Manley. Value $325.00. For your chance to win please email your name and daytime contact details to win@noosastylemagazine.com.au and be sure to write 'Ashleigh Manley Gallery' in the subject line. Winner will be chosen 1st June and notified personally.

This season the fashion stores are full to overflowing with tempting styles; black and white monochromes are still huge and now tempered with bright florals and photographic prints. Metallics and lace are also very hot this season. It's time to start exploring the boutiques to find your perfect look for Autumn.

This issue we will introduce you to some really fabulous and inspirational locals; including Olympic swimming icon Lisa Curry, who was eager to discuss how she is trying to educate Australians about a healthy, happy lifestyle and what the future holds for her; we also chat with Peregian local, Robin Braidwood about his new guide dog Siggy who has taken over from his now retired guide dog Nargee; then we catch up with three lovely Canadian lasses, Lisa Widmer, Mollie Bingham and Sara Kumpf and find out how their sea change to Noosa is going one year on. We also meet up with and discuss the incredible success of 2013 X Factor winner Dami Lim who will be in town to entertain at the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival in May. And, if you've ever wondered where the Leyland brother is now - well, he's right here on the Sunshine Coast. In honour of our fabulous local chefs we have taken a look around the restaurant scene to bring you a glimpse of what's on offer this season. And, we couldn't forget to include and exciting new collection of wines and spirits for you to taste as well. As you’re reading through this issue be sure to look for our five fabulous competiitions. There is something special for everyone in the family to win. For all those glued to their television screens watching cooking shows and renovation shows, it's time to step away from the screens and get your projects underway.

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Local artists have been organising new showings of their work, so watch out for their exhibitions. Our jewellers have been designing some of the most stunning pieces you've ever seen - just take a peek inside our pages.

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FRONT COVER: Autumn 14 Beautiful Barramundi Served fresh from the kitchen at RIVER COTTAGE Restaurant Weyba Road Noosaville.

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RSVP - Fabulous Openings Launches & Social Events Lisa Curry Inspiration & life balance Hastings Street Creative The heart of your shopping excursion Art & Galleries Brushes with fame... an every day occurrence Style Fashion & Beauty Fabulous new looks and accessories to create your personal Autumn style. Siggy Takes the Lead Guide Dog Siggy takes over the reigns. Noosaville Surprising, mystical & breathtaking Living the Sunny Coast Dream Canadians girls enjoying the weather Peregian Beach Village hum strikes a chord Noosa Junction The hub of Noosa shire Noosa Marina Waterfront location with more Style Dining & Recipes Sensational new season dining Sunshine Beach Village feel around the corner from Noosa Wine Fabulous wines, beers, liqueurs and cocktails to savour Design & Furniture Decorate and rejuvenate your home this Autumn Homes of Greater Noosa Possibly the best home in Peregian Beach Travel Seahaven, Sanctuary Cove, Oceania Cruises Gardening Outdoor living & green gardening Motoring Stylish automotive related tidbits Books & Live Theatre Disney on Ice, The Last Confession Last Word Noosa in the sights of Asian Travellers Competitions - 4, 15, 42, 100, 103


profile

An illustrious career as an elite athlete, motherhood and demanding business commitments has made Lisa aware of the importance of life balance.

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Lisa Curry is an inspiration. Her success in sports and business hasn’t gone to her head. Lisa is down to earth and as committed to helping people improve their lives through a healthier lifestyle as she was to winning medals.

Lady on a mission.. Story Catherine Taylor Photography Ian Golding

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n illustrious career as an elite athlete, motherhood and demanding business commitments has made Lisa aware of the importance of life balance. She realised the value of motivation at an early age. When she was just 12 Lisa was recognised as one the fastest swimmers in the world for her age. She went on to win 15 gold, seven silver and eight bronze international medals. Lisa is the only Australian swimmer to have held Commonwealth and Australian records in every stroke except backstroke. She represented Australia 16 times, competed in two World Championships, three Commonwealth Games and three Olympic Games. Lisa retired from swimming after the 1992 Olympics and threw her energies into surf boat rowing competitions and championship outrigger canoe events. Her team won the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championship in 1996 and the World Championship Outrigger Canoe event four times in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004. The team also won the world solo championship in 2005, they are the only Australian to win this race. Accolades include an MBE, an OAM, the Australian Sports Medal plus the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through swimming. Lisa was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and appointed Chair of the National Australia Day Council 2000 by then Prime Minister John Howard. She held this position she held for eight years and was the first woman to be named as Chair. She was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2008 Australia Day Honours. Lisa was the face of Uncle Tobys Muesli Bars for 23 years, the spokesperson for Fernwood Fitness Centres for 10 years. She made P & O Cruises famous in Australia and endorsed 30 Plus, a women's hormonal supplement. Lisa is a sought after speaker and makes numerous appearances at major national and internationally events. She managed all this and brought up three children with former husband Grant Kenny. Jaimi (26) has a successful career as a photographer and nanny, Morgan (23) is a dancer at the ultra chic Moulin Rouge in Paris and Jett (19) is a professional lifeguard. This level of achievement might cause some people to rest on their laurels but at 51 Lisa shows no signs of slowing down. Now Lisa and her partner Joel Walkenhorst live happily on the Sunshine Coast when they are not travelling Australia in their Jayco campervan promoting health and fitness through the One Life One Chance Aussie Roadtrip and adding to the huge number of Kiss Club (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) members.

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“What you eat and what you do is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Move more, don’t smoke, don’t eat junk and avoid excessive alcohol.

Lisa says life as an elite athlete is short so it is important to have other options. “I have always been conscious of choosing things that I enjoy. I enjoy travel, camping, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle,” she says. “My latest career pursuits combine all of these and I have the added satisfaction of helping people find a healthy way of life. “Obesity is the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. It is the leading cause of premature death and illness. The One Life, Once Chance Aussie Roadtrip visits regional and rural Australian towns so local people have the chance to learn more about health and fitness one on one from Lisa. “We hold a range of activities in each town. These usually include community exercise sessions and a free public seminar where people are shown how to lose weight, get fit and improve their health, anywhere, anytime and on any budget,” she says. Following a major personal health scare (six years ago Lisa had heart surgery to implant a defibrillator to correct an irregular heartbeat caused by a virus) she set about regaining her vitality

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with her trademark determination. Stressing the importance of physical health and personal happiness for effective life management and balance, Lisa practices what she preaches. Her personal appearance and zest for life is testimony to the success of her methods. Lisa says many people want to make changes in their lives but are confused about where to start.“My passion is to inspire others to reach sensible weight goals and develop manageable exercise patterns. This will help reverse the trend of obesity and heart disease in children and adults. “People have different needs and wants. It is important to find an enjoyable exercise and a healthy eating pattern. The greatest motivation comes from success but it’s hard to be motivated all the time. Motivation comes in phases, it’s a roller coaster. Bad food, late nights, personal problems and stress impact on motivation. “As an athlete I trained every day, my motivation was to win. Now my motivation is to do as little as possible to stay in reasonable shape. You don’t have to work out every day, but you


must find ways of exercising efficiently, and consistently to get results of fitness, strength and clearing your head. If you don’t feel like exercising, just go for a walk. The less you exercise, the better you have to eat. “Goal setting is essential, without a planned goal there is no motivation. Set an attainable goal that requires effort to achieve. There are no magic gadgets or quick fix products; there are a lot of unscrupulous people waiting to take money for pills, potions and lotions that will not produce the desired result. “What you eat and what you do is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Move more, don’t smoke, don’t eat junk and avoid excessive alcohol. The current takeaway juice craze is not necessarily helpful; it makes it too easy to consume too much fructose (that’s another sugar) and not enough fibre. Swap fruit juice for a vegetable juice, eat four serves of veg and one serve of fruit a day. This is a better option for a healthier body,” she says. Practice what you preach is Lisa’s mantra. She shows how women of a certain age can look great,

feel well and retain their vitality. If having it all is an ambition, Lisa has the time, energy and motivation to help anyone achieve it.

www.lisacurry.com.au www.oneroadtrip .com.au

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Events:

Kenilworth Cheese Wine & Food Festival Come and enjoy the Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, showcasing the unique range of the Mary Valley's finest foods, liqueurs and wines. There will be a great variety of food stalls, gourmet cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings all day. For entertainment, see Queensland's only Cheese Rolling Contest. For children, there is the Great Cheester Egg Hunt. Spend the day in the country, Kenilworth Heart of the Mary Valley. RV Friendly Kenilworth Town Park, and Cheese Factory. Entry is free 19 April 2014 - 19 April 2014 www.Kenilworthfoodfest.org.au

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival The festival will hit the shores of Noosa Heads and includes a mix of sporting events and entertainment for the whole family to take part in. Swim Noosa - Make a splash at the festival! ZINC 96.1 Swim Noosa will kick off the festival on Saturday and is sure to have an ocean swim distances to all swim fans: 3.8 kilometres, 2 kilometres, 1 kilometre, 500 metres. Cycle Noosa - Subaru Cycle Noosa will take place on Sunday and will include two distances to meet all cyclist enthusiast needs: 160 kilometres, 85 kilometres. Both courses are designed to impress your legs and your eyes. Run Noosa - Whether you are looking for a half marathon challenge, a 10 kilometre goal or a speedy 5 kilometre fun run or leisurely walk with the family, Run Noosa has something for you. 26-27 April 2014 T: 07 5430 6700 www.noosaultimatesportfest.com.au

Maleny Wood Expo: Maleny Wood Expo: From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture is two days of clean country family fun in the Sunshine Coast's beautiful Hinterland. See Maleny come alive as mobile mills fire up and the smell of fresh-cut sawdust brings Maleny's timber heritage into the 21st century, the Wootha Prize Exhibition - a woodworking competition with a conscience and lovingly crafted products by furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and boxmakers, whittlers, carvers and everything in between. Live action includes demonstrations by chainsaw, trade and woodworking tool and equipment experts. For young visitors there are loads of free activities and street theatre. There's entertainment for everyone with exhibits including eco-friendly products for home and garden, local produce and gourmet foods, environmental displays, local native plants, great food and much more! T: 07 5494 3151 Maleny Showgrounds Sat 3rd & Sun 4th May 2014 www.malenywoodexpo.com

Noosa Long Weekend Festival The Noosa Long Weekend Festival (NLWF) is a quality, diverse and intimate arts and cultural festival. The 10 day festival of theatre, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, food, and forums is held in one of Australia’s most enviable destinations – Noosa. In 2014 the NLWF celebrates its 13th anniversary, and promises an eclectic festival program of events for all tastes, age groups and budgets, with multiple free events and other event tickets starting as low as $10. Celebrate ten glorious days of Arts and Culture in July. Tickets available from: The J 60 Noosa Drive Noosa Heads T: 07 5474 2544 - 18-27 July 2014 www.noosalongweekend.com

Big Pineapple Music Festival 2014 fter bursting onto the highly competitive music festival scene in 2013 by selling out it’s thirteen thousand capacity, the Big Pineapple Music Festival is back - with arguably an even stronger lineup and even more goodies in store for festival goers in 2014. On top of the 33 acts and 3 separate stages, there will be a muscle car exhibition, skate and wakeboard exhibition, and a huge array of scrumptious food available. Musically there’s something for all tastes, with the main stage playing host to legendary bands such as The Living End, Bliss n Eso and Spiderbait, whilst there is also a Blues and Roots stage, as well as a Dance/Electronic stage . This year radio station Triple J has jumped on-board with the festival and is presenting the event to a national audience, which helps explain the huge influx of ticket buyers from outside the Sunshine Coast. Whilst the Big Pineapple Music Festival had noted big bar queues last year due to the unexpected first year sell-out, the organizers have taken 2013’s lessons onboard and have tripled the amount of bar infrastructure, as well as bringing in a crack bar management team from Melbourne to make sure everything flows as quickly and smoothly as possible. BPMF 2014 promises to be one of the greatest music events the Sunshine Coast has seen - so get out there and grab yourself a ticket before it sells out again. There is camping for a couple of thousand people and there are also charter buses available from Key areas on the Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Caloundra. For more information go to www.bigpineapplemusicfestival.com

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The 2014 theme is the "Dreams and Nightmares"

a body of art...

The Australian Body Art Carnivale is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas.

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he Carnivale will again be ‘A Festival of Colour’ centred around body art in its many and varied forms. For members of the public, it will be nothing short of phenomenal to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions. For artists it presents an opportunity to showcase their creativity, experience the amazing atmosphere of the Carnivale and compete for over $14,000 in cash and prizes. There will be a feast of other entertainment including ticketed events on the Friday and

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Saturday evenings, competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography. All weekend there will also be music, street performers, market stalls, and lots of fun activities for kids and families including face painting, craft workshops, pavement art and the ‘All Dolled Up’ doll decoration workshop and competition. Amazing artworks and music all weekend. And it's FREE! The Australian Body Art Carnivale is held annually in Eumundi, the dates for 2014 are Saturday 3 May and Sunday 4 May.


GOOD THINGS (and feelings) come in small packages... “Are we there yet?” It’s fairly safe to say that there isn’t a single parent on the planet who hasn’t heard those words repeated, when taking little ones on a trip. As much as we love our kids, they can easily turn from angels to little terrors when cooped up for lengthy periods. Designed to help children learn how to effectively manage and communicate their feelings, two of the Mini Kimochis are particularly suited to travel – Mini Cat and Mini Huggtopus. Known for being happy, curious and cranky, Cat is perfect for a child that can be good one minute, yet be throwing a tantrum the next. Mini Cat comes with a curious keychain and comic titled ‘Dodgeball.’ Huggtopus is often happy and silly, however she can get frustrated easily - a fantastic companion for kiddies that tend to play up when they get bored or are easily frustrated. Mini Huggtopus comes with a silly keychain and comic titled ‘Huggtopus and the Uggtopus feeling.’ There are seven adorable, plush characters in the Mini Kimochis range. RRP: $29.95 For more info and stockists: (03) 9008 4699 or http://www.kimochis.com.au

We have 3 of these cuties to give away. If you would like to win one for your child, email your name and daytime contact details to win@noosastylemagazine.com.au and don't forget to write Mini Kimochis in the subject line. Prizes drawn 1st June and winners notified personally.

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Factor mentor Dannii Minogue said Dami looked like she stumbled on stage by accident but the shy girl in the corner took centre-stage and went on to a convincing win. Dami Im captured the hearts and attention of fans all around Australia, her followers claimed the title of the Dami Army. Dami and her family moved to Australia from South Korea when she was nine years old. She is now a proud Australian-Korean but making a life in a new country and finding where she fitted in wasn’t always easy. “Sometimes I felt like I didn’t belong to the Korean community or the Australian community. I think that’s what made me feel self-conscious and lacking in confidence,” she says. Dami showed a talent for classical music from an early age but pop music was her secret crush. She played classical piano from the time she was five. “I did the highest level of classical piano exams when I was in Year 11,” she says. “I was a highachiever in the classical world but I wasn’t really in love with classical music. “I hung around with other classical music students in uni, they were so in love with it and I just wasn’t. I was more into K-pop (Korean pop music) and artists like Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé so I struggled to fit in there too.” Travelling back and forth to Korea to pursue her classical career was a short-term solution but Dami really wanted a pop career back home in Australia. “I had a few gigs in small bars, churches and jazz clubs but I really didn’t know how to get my music out there and I didn’t have any connections,” she says. “I shied away from things I wasn’t sure about, I was afraid of meeting new people and putting myself out there, this of course didn’t help.” With the support of her husband Noah, Dami plucked up the courage to audition for X Factor. “When I decided to audition I was at the point where I just really wanted to sing in Australia. I was frustrated because I didn’t know how to get that happening. “My husband encouraged me to try out new ways to get my music out there. He kept telling me not to be afraid of going out of my comfort zone. He thought I was being too hesitant so he gave me a gentle push. I eventually agreed and decided to give X Factor a shot.” Dami quickly developed a strong relationship with her X Factor mentor Dannii Minogue. Dami says Dannii helped her embrace the super-stylish world of pop. “I think Danni saw what I had in me even before I did,” Dami says.“She trusted that I had something special and it was up to me to work on my confidence.

“I really hadn’t heard most of the songs I performed before Dannii introduced them to me. When I first heard One by U2 – the first song in the live shows – I really didn’t understand how the song would work for me but we worked through it and when I performed the response was amazing. All those standing ovations were incredible.” Week after week Dami floored X Factor judges and Australian audiences receiving standing ovations and strong reactions on iTunes charts. “I think my two favourite performances on the show were Purple Rain and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. “They reached number one on iTunes ahead of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. I really connected with the lyrics and the emotion of the songs. I’ve always wanted to inspire people with my performances and those songs really helped me to do that.” Dami now relives those performances by recording the songs for her self-titled debut album Dami Im. “When we recorded the songs we tried to capture the vibe we had in the live performances. I want listeners to experience the excitement of the performances and relive the moment. The main difference is the recordings are extended and more polished. During the live performances I was moving and singing, in the studio I can focus all my attention on the vocals.” The album includes Dami’s recent number one ARIA single Alive (produced by hit makers DNA). Dami says she loves the song. “It’s a great way to start my career. I love the positive message of the single, to keep on dreaming and just go for it. The style of the song is very relevant. I think I really need that for people to take me seriously as a pop artist. The Sony Music Australia release of the album sees Dami rise to pop stardom. Her national tour is attracting a huge response from around the country. Dami says there’s more potential to influence other young people now. “This creates a platform for me to encourage them to follow their dreams. “So many people from so many different backgrounds have come to me and said they love me. When I see their faces it really feels like they’re looking at me with hope. Sometimes people from other cultures have a hard time fitting into a new country. If they see someone like me in the spotlight it shows them that dreams can come true if we work hard enough. “I’m so proud to be where I am right now; I just want to keep getting better. I’m hoping the album and the tour will create an even more emotional connection with fans through some softer moments. I will work really hard to become a pop artist with diversity and longevity,” Dami says.


Dami headlines... Australian TV audiences witnessed the astonishing metamorphosis of Dami Im during her meteoric rise to fame on X Factor 2013. The 24-year old Queenslander impressed judges and audiences as she blossomed into a powerhouse vocal star and first-rate performer.

“I think my two favourite performances on the show were Purple Rain and Bridge Over Troubled Waters�

See Dami perform at The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival from May 15 to 18. The Westpac Festival Welcome Party Night promises to be a real showstopper...

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Creatively speaking... Hastings Street has it all... art, jewellery designers, hand made gifts, international award winning photography.

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astings Street is up there with the world’s leading shopping districts but few international destinations compare with the beachside location and the clear blue waters of Laguna Bay. This relaxed, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is a haven for local people and visitors who enjoy luxurious Belinda & Gordon Herford the creatives behind POETA on Hastings accommodation, cosmopolitan cafés, designer fashion shops and alfresco dining. This elegant avenue of style is the place to see and be seen. Hastings Street offers shoppers a unique point of

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difference apart from the location; it’s a showcase for creative talent. People who appreciate internationally famous artwork and photography, those who are keen to discover new talent and jewellery lovers who want something exceptional will find everything their hearts desire on Hastings Street. Discover the delights of the best diamonds in magical settings at Armano Collections. This stylish showcase of classic fine jewellery appeals to people who appreciate traditional and contemporary design. See the prettiest pieces of jewellery and a superb array of sterling silver items. This modern boutique jewellery and fine accessories business is the ‘go to’ place for the streams of holiday makers looking to splash out and treat themselves to a new Pandora charm, a stylish Italian handbag or a unique designer ring. Discuss an individual piece with the in-house jewellery designer or choose from the latest and exclusive Pandora range. Enjoy an innovative shopping experience at Askew 2. This retail point is designed to inspire and seduce homemakers, fashionistas, shoe addicts and gadget lovers. The eclectic collection of items goes beyond categories. This is the place to find a gift for the man or woman who has everything (and that includes you). Allow time to browse in this amazing store. Greg Peeler and Julie Holland created Hearts and Minds to showcase their work in words, images and peg frames. The collection now features inspirational messages, beautiful homewares, artworks, crafts by Australian and international artisans plus locally


t Creative... crafted furniture. Julie will create individual messages to inspire and encourage. Savvy shoppers will discover items that will be a source of delight to whoever is lucky enough to own them. Jive Art at the ‘Woods end’ of Hastings Street has works by acclaimed and emerging artists; enjoy the lively space, the warm welcome from knowledgeable staff and the laid back atmosphere at Jive Art. This tightly edited and very varied collection of contemporary paintings, Aboriginal art, glass sculpture and unique jewellery is captivating. Choose a piece for the home, the corporate collection or something to impress the most important people in your life. “Areaware” Gold Piggy Bank Available from Askew on Hastings Street

Arguably the world’s leading landscape photographer Peter Lik has a long list of prestigious awards to his credit. Lik’s sensational works are featured in nine galleries throughout the world. His photographs have sold for over a Million Dollars in the US. To own a piece by Lik is a symbol of status and good taste, his works command a serious investment and record prices throughout the art world. Australian art lovers can see the best of the best at the Lik Gallery in Noosa. Lik’s Gallery welcomes novice art lovers and serious collectors, a cheerful G'day greets everyone. Nissarana Galleries is dedicated to fine art photography and artwork in Australia and overseas. See works by established and upcoming Australian, indigenous Australian and international artists. View fine art landscape photography by Visuddhacara Philip Ayres and inspirational indigenous artist Jumba Jimba. The viewer is urged to open to the deeper spiritual meaning inherent in every image and moved to reflect on their inner journey.

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hastings st Award winning artist Belinda Herford and her husband Gordon combine their talents at Poeta on Hastings, Gordon is a master jeweller; Belinda is a modern abstract expressionist painter. Belinda and Gordon take an ethical stance on creativity. Quality and artistic merit is never compromised. Gordon’s exceptional award winning jewellery is draped across collectible pieces from around the world . Poeta on Hastings is entertaining but never intimidating. People are welcome to wander in barefoot from the beach.

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but are no longer exclusive to the super rich. Secrets Shhh is the world’s largest retailer of simulated diamond jewellery. The combination of elegant design, quality and price advantage appeals to lovers of fine jewellery everywhere. The world’s first secrets store opened on Hastings Street in 2000 and blossomed to encompass 19 stores across Australia and New Zealand. Co-founder Jane Meredith teamed with master jeweller Dietmar Gorlich and developed a new generation diamond of such quality it was indistinguishable from a mined stone to the naked eye.

LuxuryShopping in Style De Beers Award Winning master jeweller Gordon Herford showcases his handcrafted pieces from a truly inspiring gallery designed by Belinda Herford. Located at the ‘French’ end of Hastings Street

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stablished in beautiful Noosa in the year 2000 by Co-Founders Jane Meredith and Dietmar Gorlich. Together their combined 30 years of jewellery experience unearthed the awareness that not all women could afford the diamond of their dreams. Secrets was the first Australian company to introduce revolutionary Diamond Simulants set in beautiful fine quality, designs. Secrets Signature Diamond Simulants have since been embraced throughout Australia and the world.

Secrets Signature Diamond Simulants are created in a controlled environment from the mineral base, zirconium oxide. This revolutionary stone is produced using intense heat and only the most perfect material is selected and hand cut by master craftsmen to ideal proportions demanded in the fine diamond industry. Secrets provides jewellery to suit every occasion whether it be a statement piece for that special event, a symbolic design for your engagement, anniversary or celebration or a stunning fashion piece that makes you look and feel fabulous. In addition to celebrating life’s moments with classic, timeless designs featuring Secrets Signature Diamond Simulants, Secrets is now also fashion focused introducing beautiful colour ranges and designs straight from the catwalk. Secrets designs can be seen in stores across Australia and online. Secrets passion and commitment to the creation of attainable, fine jewellery ensures women from around the world will always be empowered by having the jewellery of their choice. Secrets encourages you to visit your nearest store or online. The caring team members are on hand to ensure your experience is enjoyable and memorable offering choice in quality designs to capture your brilliance. Available from Secrets Shhh Bay Village Hastings Street

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LEFT:Beautiful jewellery pieces hand crafted to your design or select from one of our exclusive ranges of jewellery from around the world Available from ARMANO COLLECTION

BELOW: BE INSPIRED By Others' inspirational words, or write your own. Select from a beautiful range of books, journals, cards and posters at Hearts and Minds Art. Julie can even personalise your own message if desired. Hearts and Minds Art, 1 Hastings Street,

Peter Lik Gallery - VIBRANCE Aspen, Colorado ABOVE: Photography and art is always about pushing the boundaries - thinking differently. It was an overcast morning in Aspen with beautiful soft light. The colours of the Aspen leaves were vibrant and the carpet of yellow grass on the forest floor provided great contrast. Instead of a conventional sharp image, I took a series of “blurred� exposures, moving the camera in a vertical motion, the same angle as the trees. The whole scene looked like an abstract painting. When I achieve results like this out of a camera, it makes my challenges totally worth while. The mood, colours, and blur motion of the forest really speaks to me hope they do the same to you!

Visit Hastings Street time and again, the diverse boutiques and galleries are always a joy to behold. Shoppers can relax and enjoy coffee, a glass of wine or a meal at the many delightful bars and restaurants.

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International acclaim is yet again awarded to our very own Visuddhacara Philip Ayres.

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014 may have just begun but the Design, Advertising and Photographic world is buzzing with announcements of this years’ New York Graphis Awards. Since 1944 they have identified and published the world’s most significant and influential works from the world’s greatest talent and Noosa’s Landscape Photographer, Philip Ayres, won Gold for his powerful image ‘Survivor’, prints of which are available through Nissarana Galleries, Noosa. When asked to choose highlights of his first year on Hastings Street, Phil drew a deep breath and enthusiastically cited receiving no less than 14 Epson International Awards, adding to his existing AIPP award for his entrancing image ‘Mountain Light’, being chosen for the Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition and the International Masters of Photography Annual, opening his second Gallery, Spa & Beauty Centre in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria and securing a diverse ‘stable’ of leading artists for Nissarana Galleries, Noosa. These include local artists Colin Passmore, with his wonderful depictions of Noosa’s trees, beaches and waters, Dean Riley, the acclaimed Archibald & Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist and latest members, Government commissioned stainless steel sculptor, Chris Calcutt, with everlasting creations made from 316 marine grade steel which often take over 200 hours to complete, as well as internationally exhibited, Julia Carter, who created ‘Little Bit of Magic’ specifically for Nissarana Galleries. And with her works held in both private and corporate collections worldwide, they are delighted to feature the talents of Noosa’s Julia Carter, to quote ‘she exudes optimism and ‘joie de vivre’ in breathtaking artworks, exploring the power of synchronicity and individual purpose by connecting nature with her own experiences, creating landscapes of the soul’. So what else is in store for 2014? Why not come in and see for yourself…


Gallery Ins and Outs … As with many successful galleries, Jive Art often finds itself approached by artists who think their work “is a perfect fit for the gallery”. Experience shows that is not always the case, so the role of Gallery director, Jan Sinclair is one of determining which artists to support and which to encourage to find other outlets.

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an says that there is no absolute formula for success, but being true to a vision is for her a primary guiding principle. “Defining the genres or styles of work you are going to present is the first step in determining which artists you are going to support. Artists may not agree with you, but it is your role to make that call. Occasional forays into other styles are fine, but if in spite of your best efforts, the work doesn’t connect with your clients - you have to have the courage to disappoint an artist and move on”. Jan notes that it is impossible to know for sure which clients will connect with which artwork, but you do learn over time to make reasonable ‘guestimates’. She says it is not a reflection on any genre of art or the talent of any artist but a reflection of

the Gallery’s style in the eyes of its clients. Most gallery directors use a combination of factors: a passion for a particular type of work; experience with what clients are drawn to; belief in the work of particular artists who work within the gallery’s chosen genre, and of course the polish and integrity of the art itself. Jan’s artists speak highly of a supportive gallery who stands behind both the artist and their work. Renowned abstract artist, Michael Whitehead, has been with the gallery for almost 10 years and in that time has seen his career soar. Michael says that: “I show most of my work to Jan, even those paintings destined for other galleries. Her ability to listen and connect with her clients and then to share those insights with Jive’s artists is often the spark needed. Toiling away

in our studios, while rewarding, sometimes has us existing in a bubble, and while we don’t want people guiding our brushes – being to talk freely about directions and bouncing ideas off a knowledgeable non artist is invaluable”. A personal passion for contemporary abstract work and the work of Australia’s indigenous people has seen Jive Art come through the storm of a sluggish industry during the GFC focussed and strong. Jive Art continues its work of connecting people with the work of its talented artists. Jive Art, #2 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. www.jiveart.com.au Tel: 07 5455 3308

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Photography. Love it! And I’m glad to share that feeling with you.

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ik’s journey had humble origins. Born in Melbourne, Australia to Czechoslovakian immigrants, it was his parents’ gift of a Kodak Brownie camera on his eighth birthday that set young Peter’s course. Entirely self-taught, Lik worked hard at his craft before making a

life-changing decision: to go to the United States in 1984. A chance meeting with fellow photographer Allen Prier in Alaska became a defining moment in Peter Lik’s life. He was introduced to the medium format panoramic camera and given the advice “Go big or go home.” Lik did both. He returned to Australia to photograph the vastness of the Great South Land. Peter then went on to open his own fine art publishing company as well as his first gallery in his adopted hometown of Cairns. He returned to the States in 1989 for another jaunt before undertaking a mammoth trip early in the new millennium to photograph landscapes of all 50 states. Fifty thousand miles and 1,000 rolls of film later, the “biggest challenge of my life” was completed. Highlights of Peter’s American odyssey can be found in his book “Spirit of America.”

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Lik’s stature as a photographer has been indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Now based in Las Vegas, where he oversees his company LIK USATM, Lik’s career continues to boom. He has sold in excess of $300 million of fine art photography, has 16 galleries of his own and counts presidents and celebrities among his many collectors. Early 2011 saw three more landmarks for Lik when he sold his

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photograph “One,” taken on the banks of the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire, for $1 million and had his classic images “Ghost” and “Inner Peace” included in an exhibition of Nature’s Best Photography in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Lik’s masterworks include “Ancient Spirit,” “Sacred Sunrise,” “Angel’s Heart,” “Tree of Life” and the highly acclaimed “Ghost.” Each Limited Edition release is greeted with great enthusiasm by collectors and this has been reflected in recent recordbreaking sales. Now at the top of his game, Peter Lik is “loving it!” at full throttle and the animated Aussie is showing no signs of slowing down.

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Art for arts sake The delightful Ashleigh Manley is alive, well and living in Hervey Bay. This acclaimed Australian artist is renowned for his dynamic original watercolours and his unpretentious attitude.

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elbourne born artist Ashleigh Manley and his talented wife Kate made the move from the Gold Coast’s Sanctuary Cove to Hervey Bay in April last year. The couple opened a new gallery and studio space on the Esplanade. Ashleigh says they loved the Gold Coast but the waterfront gallery at Hervey Bay was irresistible. “We’d been travelling around a bit when we came across this place. We have views across the ocean to the horizon. I can almost count the people on the pier from inside the gallery. It’s a nice spot to be in and we feel we were meant to be here,” he says. Ashleigh has been painting professionally for more than 40 years but his work is as fresh and full of the joy that only the most exceptional talent can express. He continues to diversify and bring a new found excitement to the viewer. Ashleigh’s water colours capture the shimmer of dawn over the Bay to

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glorious tropical sunsets. Each painting is an evocative invitation to enjoy this artist’s truly original and distinctive style. Now his portfolio has expanded to include hand stencilled silk screen prints, etchings and acrylics on canvas. See the brilliant earthy reds of Central Australia and enjoy reflections of the Venetian canals. Art lovers are captivated by Ashleigh’s interpretation of scenes of Australia and abroad. Since securing a post graduate diploma in fine art, Ashleigh has won numerous awards and held more than 50 one man exhibitions in Australia and around the world. Ashleigh has opened five galleries selling only his works and is welcomed as an invited guest at some of the world’s most renowned art galleries. His annual stint as artist-in-residence at Uluru is eagerly awaited. Ashleigh says he has been doing this for the past 18 years and has no intention of stopping. “We look forward to our annual pilgrimage to Central Australia each January,” he says. “I also hold an annual exhibition in Dubai each November to December. This year will by the fourth time in the United Arab Emirates. We love Dubai; it is the most fascinating place.” Ashleigh’s ever increasing vibrancy and excitement has helped develop a keen following of art collectors and investors. He produces commissioned works for public display and private collections. The new gallery houses a collection of wonderful art work, homewares and fashion sourced by Ashleigh’s wife Kate. See the beautiful range of exclusive Italian linen and silk pieces, exclusive homewares and gifts sourced from around the world. For more information visit ashleighmanleygallery@live.com or the Ashleigh Manley Gallery and Studio at 572 Esplanade Urangan.

Underwater photographer, Steffen Binke has an affinity with water as a backdrop for his craft.

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teffen says "Water makes everything more poetic, romantic, weightless and enchanting. That's why it's become my canvas." He is renowned for photographing babies, children, couples, pregnant mothers, and even hairy dogs underwater - and although the location may be challenging, the results are spectacular. Steffen and wife Arielle, photograph in their underwater studio in Buderim, but are open to other locations, as long as the water is clean and clear. So it could be your favourite beach, pool, the wide blue ocean, or a crystal clear lake. For more information on the perfect Birthday gift, Mother's or Father's Day or anniversary present visit www.steffenbinke.com Ph: 5445 6653

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oobie’s Story for Winter 2014 is a taste of what is happening around the world. For designer Laurinda Sutcliffe it’s some of the most beautiful fabrics she could source to create a collection that lets you tell your own unique and everchanging story. A merging of urban essentials with a little bit of the exotic everyday. True to the bohemian roots that Loobies Story encapsulates , Autumn / Winter goes on a journey that is both subtle but still incredibly beautiful, with attention to detail remaining a strong focus. Central to the collection is what Loobies customers love best about the brand – vibrant exclusive prints that Laurinda develops herself , colour, embellishments such as subtle beading and embroidery and soft tactile natural fibres which make up the cornerstone of the range. BELLISSIMA has edited a fabulous collection of Loobie’s Story for Autumn Winter, paramount is being able to offer alternatives to the ever predictable black. Olives and blues in gorgeous burnout velvet- taupe , cream, navy and soft pink in crepe de chine, mosaic colours in silks work alongside edgy tweed jackets , soft dresses and boho luxe tops to ensure their discerning clientele are always looking fabulous for Winter 2014. Available at BELLISSIMA 75 Hasting Street, Noosa Heads.

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Legends of the stage and screen join lifesaving campaign… Award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes and fresh-faced TV star Alice Zazlavsky are lending their weight to a life-saving campaign that aims to stop stroke – Australia’s second biggest killer.

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est known in Australia for her roles in medical treatment,” she said. Harry Potter and the movie Babe, “One in six people will have a stroke in their Miriam said her mother’s stroke had lifetime but most Australians still don’t really been devastating blow that tore her understand what a stroke is or what to do about it. f a m i l y apart.“It was 1968 and I was in my 30s. Suddenly and catastrophically the stroke happened and Mummy was walking around the house babbling and staring, and clearly something was terribly wrong,” she said.“I realised then that nothing was ever going to be the same again. And it never was.” Miriam said the stroke cruelly robbed her of the mother she knew; years before her stroke finally claimed her mother’s life. ”From being this vibrant, alert, shrewd funny lady, there came a speechless lump,” she said. “It was the most terrible, shocking transformation you can Miriam Margolyes with Stroke Foundation staff, Maggie Hill and Anna Hickey. imagine. She had another stroke (six months) later and that finished her off, “Our Fight Stroke campaign aims to raise and for the next seven and a half years, we looked awareness of stroke but equally importantly, its after her at home. It was just devastating. And such purpose is to influence government to ensure this was our pain that ever after, we couldn’t speak terrible condition received the funding so about my mother without weeping.” desperately needed. Stroke was made a national For Alice, life with her grandmother serves as a health priority almost two decades ago, yet it has constant reminder of the abject cruelty of stroke. never received Federal budget funding.” “A stroke is a ripple. It doesn’t just affect the Stroke is a blood clot or bleed on the brain that person that has the stroke, it affects everyone starves brain cells of oxygen and causes parts of the around them,” she said. brain to die. Prompt medical attention is required “It’s really, really difficult to watch someone that to restore blood flow as soon as possible, and was very capable be less capable and not realise it prevent sections of the brain from dying and as well.” causing disabilities. Around 50,000 strokes happen in Australia each Dr Lalor says one-third of stroke patients will die year – that’s about one every ten minutes. The and one-third will be left with a significant disability, National Stroke Foundation’s Fight Stroke making it impossible for them to live campaign aims to put stroke on the agenda for all independently. Australians. National Stroke Foundation CEO Dr Erin Lalor Members of the public can help the fight said stroke was brutal and indiscriminate. against this terrible condition by joining the “Stroke can happen to anyone at any age and is Fight Stroke campaign at capable of causing the same kind of brain injury as www.strokefoundation.com.au. a serious car crash – and needs the same urgent

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profile “If I say go forward, go forward he knows this means to go quickly and safely along. He will stop me from bumping in to trees or lamp posts; he knows how to find the kerb. The relationship between me and my dog is one of trust but initial training is based on reward. “Siggy already knows when it’s play time and when it’s time for work. Once his harness is on he makes the transition. He is rewarded by being told he is a good dog. I know it will take six months to a year before we develop the bond I have with Nargee but it will happen. “When Siggy arrived we had to establish who is in charge. I must be the alpha male, Siggy is second in command and Nargee is gradually relinquishing his duties. It is important to make changes gradually so Nargee knows he is loved and Siggy feels welcome,” Robin says. Robin says guide dogs are very well trained but they still have their natural animal instincts.“When we are out walking people see me with my white cane and the dog in harness. Most people love dogs and it is quite common for people to come up to us for a chat. Unfortunately that can cause problems. “No matter how well trained a guide dog is he or she will always be distracted by other dogs. When a guide dog is distracted he can’t do his job. It is very disconcerting when dogs are wandering the streets without a lead and when people bring their dogs over to meet Siggy. We know these people mean well but it doesn’t work for me or my dog. It is better if they keep their distance and all dogs should be kept on a lead,” he says Guide Dogs Queensland spokesperson Matthew Barwick says breeding and training guide dogs is very expensive. “It costs $30,000 to breed, train and place each guide dog,” he says. “There are currently 24 Queenslanders waiting to receive one of these life-changing guides. “Guide Dogs Queensland relies on the generosity of Queensland communities and business people to provide 93 per cent of the funding we need to deliver our services each year. We receive less than seven per cent in government funding. “The funding we do receive is limited to some specific orientation and mobility programs in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. There is no funding for guide dog services or for any services in rural or regional Queensland. All our services, including our iconic guide dogs, are provided to Queenslanders in need free of charge,” Matthew says. Every year Guide Dogs Queensland delivers more than 1000 specialised programs to around 2000 Queenslanders with low or no vision and provides support to thousands more. Services include orientation and mobility training, guide dog services, support groups, counselling, low vision clinics, specialised student programs and training in electronic travel aids.

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Robin Braidwood with his retired guide dog Nargee and new boy Siggy

Massage therapist Robin Braidwood has a new assistant but his job description is a little different to most. This key staff member is a guide dog named Siggy whose duties include making sure Robin can travel through his daily routine.

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ased on over 23 years of expertise, 12 years of award wins, and Nioxin’s unique skin care approach to hair care - one that treats the scalp skin as well as the hair. It consists of six three-part systems and additional specific treatments that can be combined for a truly customised solution. When trialled, the three-part systems have been proven to successfully combat thinning hair, with 70% of users noticing their hair looked thicker and denser after just two weeks of daily use. Clinical testing also shows that the additional Nioxin Density Restoration Treatment is so effective that it helps reduce hair fall from breakage and environmental factors by an average of 54%. Researchers investigated the biological factors that influence hair thinning, revealing three factors that can impact the hair’s appearance and condition: • there is a clear link between a healthy scalp and healthy hair • hair and scalp needs vary throughout hair growth cycles • the hair changes in structure over time due to influences such as ageing For Nioxin, thinning hair equals hair that has less volume and fullness. • fewer hair strands from hair fall and breakage • finer hair strands due to the hair’s structure changing over time • a poor scalp environment due to product and sebum build-up Finding the right solution to your hair thinning needs is as easy as answering three short questions; firstly the degree of hair thinning; secondly, whether it is fine or medium/coarse; and finally, whether it is natural or colour treated. Each system contains custom technologies and ingredients that are specifically tailored to the individual needs of your hair and scalp to create thicker, fuller hair. NIOXIN available at Bounce Hair & Image, Noosaville

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At the recent Golden Globe Awards soft and gently curled locks vied for attention against loose braids - with romantic styles making their mark on the red carpet. Here are two classic styles to create for your next night out designed by celebrity stylist Dario Cotroneo of DARIO salon in Sydney.

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arah Hyland rocks a retro hairstyle that requires no tools Inspired by Valentino's runway show, Sarah's crown braid gives a youthful look to her classic style.

Step 1: Part damp hair in the middle and spray Sachjuan Root lift spray around the crown area. Blow-dry hair smooth, but with lots of volume. Step 2: Once hair is dry, spray with Sachajuan medium hairspray. Brush hair back from in from the front of the crown area while maintaining the middle part to give it a little 60’s look. Then brush all hair into a low ponytail and secure with a elastic band. Divide the ponytail into 2 sections. Take the first section of hair, twist, roll it under, and secure with bobbie pins to create a small bun. Braid the second section of hair and secure the ends with an elastic band. Step 3: Wrap the braided section of hair towards the front of your head, inbetween the forehead and crown. Secure with bobbie pins. The tip is not to open the bobbie pin - only push it into the braided hair then into the hair beneath the braid to secure, as this will hide the bobbie pin. Continue to wrap the braid around to the head to meet the ponytail, then wrap the remaining hair around the bun. Loosen hair around the edges to make it fun, and using a make up brush and Sachajuan medium hairspray, secure your style.

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livia Wilde looks fabulous in a relaxed glam style that requires Mycurl curling / styling tool.

Step 1: Part hair from front hairline to nape and tie a ribbon around the widest area of your head (from recession area around the crown). Divide hair into 4 even sections from below the ribbon, and spray Straight and Shine Spray by Sachajuan on the left side section, using the width of a Large size Mycurl as a guide for your section width. Wrap hair vertically around a Mycurl from the mid lengths, directing hair away from the face. When the ends are secure under mid lengths, secure the first strap and continue rolling Mycurl up to the cheekbone area and secure the second strap. Repeat this on the right side. Step 2: Repeat Step 1 on the back two sections of hair, rolling hair away from the face. Step 3: Clamp your straightening irons over each Mycurl for 10 sections, and allow hair to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Spray Medium hairspray by Sachajuan onto a makeup brush and glide through the top area to clean up any loose hairs. Result: After hair has cooled down, remove the ribbon and all Mycurls and shake out the root area to open up the curl. Spray gloss on the ends followed by Super Strong hairspray by Sachajuan and sweep to one side to complete the style.

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Beach Look – Summer Glow

“How to get that all time summer, look all year round. Using the right products and of course, knowledge on how to apply it is the secret.” says Danielle Rusko professional & accredited make-up artist. Here’s just a sample range of products used to achieve this beautiful natural look for Bridal, Editorial, Fashion or Commercial makeup styles. EYES: • M.A.C. Eyeshadow “Ricepaper” • M.A.C. Eye crème “Indianwood” • CHANTECAILLE Eyeshadow “Pyrite” RRP $35.00 BROWS: • M.A.C Eyebrow pencil “Lingering” BASE: • M.A.C. Face & Body Foundation • CLINIQUE Airbrush concealer • NARS Illuminator Highlighter in “Orgasm” and “Laguna” RRP $48.00 CHEEKS: • BENEFIT “One Hot Minute” • CHANEL Universal Bronzer Soleil Tan de Chanel • NARS Contouring powder “Laguna” • HOURGLASS Ambient lighting powder RRP $67.00 LIPS: • M.A.C. Lip pencil “Subculture” • NARS Lipstick “Cruising” (nude) • CHANEL Lipstick #97 “Incandescent” (orange) RRP $30.00 RRP $50.00 For more information or to contact Danielle on 0459 221 378

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RISE - Beyoncé

"The spirit of RISE encourages women to be all that we are." says Beyoncé Beyoncé believes a woman's power comes from within, and when a woman connects with her very essence, she revels in her individuality, her strength, and her beauty. To honour this elevated and empowering attitude, Beyoncé was inspired to create her newest scent, RISE. A new fragrance capturing the spirit and energy of a woman. Rich and intoxicating luminous floral with beautiful top notes of Italian bergamot, golden apricot and iced basil sorbet; luscious middle notes of gold symphony orchid, freesia blossom and natural jasmine sambac; finishing with sensual bottom notes of autumn woods accord, cashmere musk and vetiver extract. Available at all Coty counters and good perfume outlets nationally. 50ml RRP $49, 100ml RRP $69

For your chance to win one of five100ml bottles of Beyoncé RISE for your Mother this Mother's Day email your name and daytime telephone number to: win@noosastylemagazine.com.au and be sure to write Rise Beyoncé in the subject line. Entries close 1st May and winners will be notified personally.

DISTILLATION OF STRENGTH AND VIRILITY

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hen high-tech ceramic meets the world of TUDOR, the result is, naturally, quite out of the ordinary. Powerful and unique. And so it is with the new TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield, a distillation of strength and virility matched with supreme reliability. Because the new TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield is, first of all, a monobloc case in high-tech black matt ceramic. It is also an extraordinary – totally black – timepiece. Finally, it is a chronograph with a fiery temperament adding its energy to a TUDOR line dedicated to speed and top performance. 42 mm monobloc middle-case in matt black ceramic • Fixed bezel in matt black ceramic with engraved tachymetric scale • Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, TUDOR calibre 7753 •Power reserve of approximately 46 hours •Screw-down winding crown in black PVD-treated steel, engraved with TUDOR logo • Chronograph pushers in black PVD-treated steel • 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock and 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock • Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock • Date at 4.30 • Rapid date corrector with PVD shield motif at 9 o’clock on the middle case Sapphire crystal with a red seal • Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft) • Leather or rubber strap with folding clasp and safety catch TUDOR Black Shield RRP $5,560 - Available from LANGFORDSJEWELLERS.COM Queens Street Brisbane

Michael Hutchence & INXS in “Never tear us apart”

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t is clear that Hutchence’s universal sex appeal, flamboyant lifestyle, string of high profile partners, and ultimately his sudden death, is still as alluring as ever. His talent as a performer combined with his bonafide rock-star look, still have his fans all around the world mesmerised. Part of this look was his Paul Taylor glasses that he purchased personally from Paul Taylor’s shop in Sydney's eastern suburbs with his partner Paula Yates. The frame was to become part of Hutchence’s signature look - and most famously, he was captured in Harry Bordens portrait on the Champs Elysees in Paris. The portrait now hangs in the Picture Gallery in Canberra, and remains one of the most iconic photos of the legendary artist. Paul Taylor only saw that Hutchence had picked up one of his frames in photos later on. He has since named an updated version of the frame after him - as a tribute to one of his MICHAEL SUN Black and White Stripe with favourite artists. The "Michael" and red temples RRP $480 "Hutchence" frames remain in Taylor's Timeless Collection, due to their enduring appeal. Paul Taylor Eyewear is available online at www.paultaylor.com.au and in specialty retail and optical shops Australia wide.


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Opal is Australia’s national gemstone with a pedigree as old as time. About 95 per cent of these precious gemstones are found here, no wonder Australia is known internationally as the lucky country.

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here are only six types of precious gemstones found on earth, these include opals, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls. Precious opals are rare, these superstar stones make up about 0.25 per cent of all opals mined. Every opal is unique, the bright rainbow of colours (known as the play of colour) changes dramatically from every angle.

“Ancient Greeks believed opals bestowed powers of prophecy. Arabian folklore says the stone fell from heaven in flashes of lightning while Oriental traditions show opals as the anchor of hope. Lucky Librans claim opal as their birthstone but its exquisite beauty is available to everyone,” Rhys says. While the opal has been credited with magical properties Rhys says the real magic is in the unique play of colour in each stone. “A diamond must be magnified to reveal its true beauty but opal shows a spectrum of light to the naked eye. The mystique is enhanced with imaginative jewellery settings,” he says. “People love to own an exceptional piece of jewellery. Heirlooms, special occasion jewellery such as engagement rings and commemorative pieces take on new meaning when the

A precious piece of Australia Opals Down Under assistant manage Rhys Fox says it is easy to see why people love opals. “The colours, the texture and the allure of opals date back through the ages,” he says. “Opals were formed millions of years ago; they have been used to create jewellery since man was first captivated by the colours captured in the stones. “The Romans established opal as a precious gemstone, their source was Middle Eastern traders but it seems the opals were mined in Eastern Europe. Opals were known as the Cupid Stone because they reflected the clear complexion of the god of love.

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stone was formed millions of years ago. An opal is a precious piece of Australia; it can be worn, admired and gifted to future generations.” See superb stones and jewellery on line at www.opalsdownunder.com.au or call in to the Sunshine Coast destination point. Choose a stone and have an exquisite piece of jewellery created by the expert designers and cutters at Opals Down Under. Opals Down Under is a treasure trove of beautiful unset stones, outstanding jewellery and information. Watch a fascinating opal cutting demonstration, hunt for gemstones in the Scratch Patch fossicking area and learn about the world's most fascinating and beautiful gemstone.


Resort Fashion, Shoes, Bags & Accessories

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by the lazy river

T The slow but certain hand of nature can be found at work on the often breathtaking beauty of the impressive Noosa River.

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he Noosa River forms the natural artery through the heartland of the region and provides a haven for safe swimming and waterbased activities. Shady banks provide perfect picnic spots or departure points for leisurely cruises through myriad tributaries, wetlands and lakes that lead to the mystical black waters of the Everglades. Wildlife abounds especially in this protected habitat. Across the river on the North Shore, a four-wheel drive will take you along a pristine beach past the coloured sands of Teewah, the time-worn shipwreck of the Cherry Venture and eventually to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island via a short ferry ride. Closer to Noosa the Noosa Marina is a destination you shouldn’t miss. As the sun rises, it not unusual to see kids sitting on the end of the wharf wishing for more than a tiddler on the line, watching charter boats head to the outer reef for a serious day’s fishing and hoping one day they’ll be old enough to be on board. Adjacent to the 40-berth Marina, skateboarders ramp it up before school in Spray Park, the Noosa Ferry prepares to leave for all-day and evening services to Noosa Heads with drop-offs and pick-ups along the way, while aromas of coffee, bacon and toast pervade the salty air. The Noosa Marina is almost ready for another busy day. Set against the backdrop of the tranquil blue-green waters of the Noosa River and with picturesque views whichever way you look, the Marina’s naturally nautical look and village atmosphere are complemented by 20 specialty retailers, five boat cruising options from charter boat hire and self-drive house boats to leisure specialists plus eight restaurants and cafes. Boutiques are filled with elegant fashion and casual resort wear. Specialty stores overflow with must-have homewares, eclectic gifts, chocolates and sweet things, canvases, framed photographs

and sculptures, fresh flowers, foot wear, eye wear and toys. It’s heaven times three at day spas for beauty treatments, massages, hairdressing and detox programs Along the pathways from the Marina, across the Doonella Bridge and the Noosa Waters’ canal bridge, or just one ferry stop away, is Noosaville and part of the Noosa River, which in the main runs parallel to Gympie Terrace. From sun-up along the river or the “golden mile” as it’s known to the locals, tai-chi and yoga enthusiasts welcome the day, joggers, walkers and pooches on leads share the pathways, and cyclists sweat it out on a dedicated track which extends from the river, loops around the canals of Noosa Waters or via the mangroves and creeks to Noosa Junction. Along the foreshore information centres book tours to Fraser Island, jazz cruises and the romantic Gondola, ducks waddle along the water’s edge, flapping pelicans thrust their beaks under water looking for a feed or join seagulls onshore hoping for leftovers. Hiring a kayak or jet ski, charter a barbecue pontoon, putt-putt, fishing tinnie or stand-up paddle board. Along Gympie Terrace and around each corner are bike hires, side-by-side boutiques, book shops, world class restaurants, cafes, takeaway food, gelaterias, day spas, hairdressers, homewares shops, liquor supplies and art galleries. At each end of the esplanade are smart restaurants and the Tewantin side has the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, not only a social hub but a hit with kids wishing to learn how to sail. Other precincts nearby such as Gibson Road and Gateway Drive offer wide-ranging options from homewares, sporting goods, pamper places, a supermarket and a large national brand selling computer equipment and furniture to warehouse-style shops selling high-end fashion, recycled furniture, classy jewellery and a wellknown art gallery. Not-too-far-away the Sunday Farmers Market flourishes and pockets all around Noosaville have a plethora of places to stay, eat and shop. Noosaville truly has everything you want and more, just a five-minute drive away from Hastings Street.


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profile Noosa attracts people from all over Australia and around the world. Recently settled residents Lisa Widmer, Mollie Bingham and Sara Kumpf are now actively promoting the location internationally.

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isa Widmer was born and raised in Canada but decided to follow the sun to Australia after completing a university degree in human resources. She says the cold Canadian winters meant spending too much time indoors. “I love the beach and riding around on a cruise bike, I expected Australia to suit my lifestyle perfectly and it does,” she says.

Armed with a working holiday visa Lisa landed in Sydney and moved in with friends in Bondi. She explored the Sydney scene and then decided to see more of the lucky country. Lisa says she bought a car and drove up the coast to Noosa.“I stopped at a lot of places in between but didn’t really do the whole backpacker thing,” she says. “I have visited Melbourne and Cairns but the Sunshine Coast stole my heart. “I contacted friends Mollie and Sara in Canada. We have been friends since our school days in Kelowna, a city in the southern interior of British Columbia. I told them how great it was here and they decided to join me. “I began the search for a home we could share and the producers of the international television show House Hunters approached me about filming the search. We found a home in Alexandra Headlands with the help Dan Sowden of Ray White Maroochydore and House Hunters,” she says. Now Lisa, Mollie and Sara are comfortably settled and living the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Lisa is practice manager at ABC Dental Buderim, Mollie is studying nursing at the university and works at Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. Sara is studying business at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Lisa says sharing the rented house with friends is great.“It's lots of fun always having your friends around. I have shared houses in the past where you end up hating your house mates because you are in such close quarters. “Living here is really good. I still feel like I am on vacation with my two best friends. Life is good. The only downside is our house has paper thin walls. I can sit in my room with the door closed and have a full conversation with someone sitting in the lounge room.” The girls agree Canada and Australia are similar in many ways but the hot weather took a while to get used to. Lisa says the average winter temperature in Kelowna is minus-seven degrees. “The heat came as a bit of shock but we can always cool off at the beach. We find it amazing that people wear thick scarfs when the temperature is still in above zero. “We now have heaps of friends and we all have Australian boyfriends. We can now understand the slang; it was a bit of a problem at first. Driving on the wrong side of the road was another thing that took a bit of getting used to. “We love the laid back attitude and the easy going lifestyle. We did find things more expensive than expected but overall we are living the dream. We all miss our friends and family in Canada. I miss the scenery and the seasons. “I love the ocean and weather here but Canada has beautiful landscapes. I grew up living on a lake where you spend most of your time boating and enjoying the very short summer season. I miss having snow at Christmas time and I miss hockey, Canada won gold in men's hockey at the Olympics this year and everyone at home got up at 4am to watch the game. They even changed the liquor licensing so bars could serve alcohol at 4am,” she says. “Canadian licensing laws are quite strict, you can’t take your own alcohol to restaurants, BYO is one of the things we love about Australia, it’s weird but awesome. We love dining out, Fish on Parkyn in Mooloolaba is a favourite because you can dine outside and it’s right across from the ocean. The seafood is always fresh.

“Rococo is another favourite, the piano bar makes for a nice atmosphere. The Birds and the Beans Espresso Bar in Buderim makes the best coffee on the coast. All the staff there are so friendly and genuinely nice people as well. “We love all the fresh produce like mangos and avocados. The coffee here is perfect. I am not a big fan of vegemite and I don't think I will ever get used to tearing the heads off prawns and eating them. But I absolutely love seafood and I have had some of the best here on the coast,” Lisa says. The girls all agree they have found their place in the sun.

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Walk inStyle… "I design shoes to make women happy." Stuart Weitzman

“A big plus for Dianas' Shoes is the current European and US summer collection is in store now well ahead of most outlets in Australia”

Wedges are also featured again this year, Stuart is famous for the wedges with many Hollywood stars having been photographed in them...

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Famed New Yorker, Stuart Weitzman's fascination with shoes started at a young age. Four to be precise. His father founded a shoe manufacturing business Seymour Shoes in Massachusetts, and Stuart was in awe of the shoes that he watched his mother wear as a model.

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his early fascination lead to a lifelong love affair with footwear. Weitzman has been described as part engineer, part designer - creating almost one thousand drawings and 600 different styles per year. He is renowned for using unorthodox materials in his designs, but he never compromises on quality or fit. The artistry of his shoes shines through in the inventive combinations of materials that have long been a hallmark of the brand. Soft leathers, custom-made lace, jewellery ornaments, stunning crystals, all come together in designs that create awe; with the inclusion of glass, jute and precious metals, every ounce of his ingenuity is called to task. It isn't hard to imagine when you know that he designed the original glass slipper for the Broadway debut of Rodgers and Hammersteins' Cinderella. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting materials, as well as inventive takes on classic designs. You never know what to expect with each collection, as each one is a marvel of design, engineering and craftsmanship.You’ll be surprised to learn that each shoe: Is touched by up to 30 craftsmen, while being carefully engineered for comfort and style. Shoes can take up to seven weeks to complete, and of course Stuart is there every step of the way - from sketch to manufacture and packaging. “I design shoes to make women happy” says Stuart Weitzman, who understands that a great shoe is about more than form or function; it is about making a woman feel beautiful. Stuart Weitzman shoes are worn on the red carpet by

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the famous, making them one of the most desirable shoes for women to own in the world. Devotees like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone are always being photographed on the red carpet in his creations. Of course, visitors to Noosa can buy Stuart Weitzman shoes right here in Hastings Street, where the owner of Diana’s of Noosa, Rhonda Bedford recognised the appeal of Stuart Weitzman shoes many years ago. Rhonda is one of only a handful of stores in Australia where the label is available.“We probably carry more Weitzman designs than almost anyone in Australia” says Rhonda. With over 600 designs made yearly, selecting what's going to be popular is an art in itself. Rhonda travels to New York and Europe before each season to source the latest designs for her boutique. A big plus for Dianas’ is the current European and US summer collection is in store now, well ahead of most other shoe shops in Australia. The new collection includes winter and the new summer 2014 range. Black is still the all time favourite with Navy making a comeback along with a wide selection of vibrant colours and natural tonings.


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HUGO BOSS Store Noosa Shop 1, 55 Hastings Street T. +61 7 54474639 www.hugoboss.com


in the stores

New Season Fashion… Fresh ideas and the latest trends in beauty, style and fashion If you buy one thing this season make sure that it's a well-tailored blazer or jacket.

ABOVE: European imported styles & colours... Available from TOOTSIE’S SHOES Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore

A tailored blazer of jacket is the key to any look this season. Team it up with 'boyfriend jeans' or the perfect pant for a timeless look that will carry you from day to evening. Also a wow look over leather shorts with high, high heels. Never underestimate the power of a statement scarf. From bright, bold prints to solid block colours they can make an outfit. Blue is the new 'huge' colour. Wear it - love it - work it. From navy to cobalt, from aqua to skyblue - and every shade in between - blue is the new 'black'.

Mela Purdie Cruise Tee In Sand $280- Long Pant $195 All Season Wrap Available from ZAMBEZEE Bay Village Hastings St

New season looks... All the right European labels in fashion, home decor and accessories at NOOSA CLASSIC Gibson Rd Noosaville

A style and colour for every age at NOOSA CLASSY LADY - Gympie TCE Noosaville Long short, black or colour boots - TOOTSIES SHOES Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore

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Mela Purdie Soft Pocket Shirt In Rose $335 Available from ZAMBEZEE Bay Village Hastings St

Leather luxe - it's all about the leather. From bags to skirts, pants to boots, jackets to jewellery. This has been a big hit on the european catwalks, with designers customising their designs to incorporate leather.

That stunning european style always available at ELIZA’S BOUTIQUE Hastings St Noosa Heads

Big, bold statement jewellery pieces are still hot on the fashion scene. The perfect way to add drama to a simple fashion style. Think huge chains and enormous gems. Boots, boots and more boots. From sky-high heels to cool comfortable flats, boots are the prerequisite style requirement for autumn and winter. Add a masculine hat, a big, bold watch and a pair of leather gloves for the total package. Whatever your budget there will be a new look waiting for you. It's time to explore your favourite boutiques.

PANDORA sterling silver lace ring with cubic zirconia $199 PANDORA sterling silver bow ring with cubic zirconia $69 and 14 carat gold bow ring with cubic zirconia $449 - Available from Noosa Village Jewellers Gibson Road Noosaville Just arrived latest look & colour boots... Available from I Cherry Shoes Noosa Junction NoosaStyleLiving

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peregian beach

“experience the beauty”

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Shop 12 Peregian Boardwalk Peregian Beach thewhitemagnolia.com.au

A friendly village atmosphere... Peeking out through the dunes of the striking coastal stretch from Coolum to 13 kilometres south of the Noosa Headland is Peregian Beach.

5471 3873 ecognised by a cluster of tall Norfolk Pine trees, and surrounded by National Parks that make up the world recognised Noosa Biosphere Reserve, is Peregian Beach. The Village Square, the heart of the beachside town has interconnecting lanes and pathways to everything and provides a shady area for locals and visitors. Picnic tables designed by Richard Newport are popular with families and friends to enjoy take-out fare from the nearby eateries and for shoppers who are in need of a coffee and momentary respite from retails therapy. Each market day on the first and third Sundays of the month, live music takes over and draws large crowds to the lawn in front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. "We've built an amazing live music scene here, thanks to some dedicated local musicians who set up Peregian Originals,” says Ange Takats, a Peregian Beachbased author, journalist and musician. “There is no regular community music festival of its kind anywhere else in Australia and this makes me proud as punch.” Just over the sand hills at the southern end of the beach you'll find Peregian Environmental Park, an area of wallum heath which bursts into a colourful profusion of wildflowers in spring. On the western side of Peregian Beach is Lake Weyba National Park, and Lake Weyba, which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. Nearby, too, is the southern extension of the Noosa National Park with a rich mix of coastal heath and scrub and stately rainforest which

R be inspired... LIGHTING - DECOR - JEWELLERY - GIFTS

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provides sanctuary and support for a wealth of native flora and fauna. Peregian Village has all the charm of a coastal village. Stores are stocked with classy homewares, stationary, office essentials, quirky and must-buy gifts and of course must-have accessories, beautiful boutiques for him, her and baby too, trendy surf fashion, beauty therapists who fully understand the meaning of serene relaxation and many cafes, all renowned for fresh, exciting fare. Evolve for mum, baby and home is filled with treasures of the heart and is fondly known for exquisite baby wear, children's clothing, handbags you fall in love with, accessories, women's fashion, pregnancy wear, unique toys, books and crafty things that make your heart sing. Wahoo Seafood’s alfresco dining experience is popular with families and couples alike as is the takeaway section especially for those considering a picnicking on the 'green'. The White Magnolia is a unique floral art gallery combing Asian inspired styling. Owner/Designer Kristy Mezzen will share with you her passion for flowers and invites you to experience a magical place of delicate scents, inspiration & beauty. From the moment your welcomed into the store to the finishing touches on the beautiful gift wrapping, your experience at The White Magnolia will be one you will want to repeat. Finders Keepers eclectic boutique is stocked with a sumptuous range of designer decor and gifts, including an exclusive range of local and overseas products, jewellery, artwork, soft furnishings, furniture and vintage items. They endeavour to offer customers an impressive array of quirky, unique and unusual gifts; that special piece you won't find in other homewares stores. They are also the Sunshine Coast distributor for David Trubridge lighting direct from New Zealand.

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Noosa Junction... Shoes I Bags I Hosiery Gifts I Accessories

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otted amongst banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus services and within designated shopping areas at Noosa Junction are over 200 businesses. From galleries, specialty and department stores, supermarkets, delis and providores of fresh food, plus restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, it really is the beating heart of the area. You’ll find everything from bank loans to block busters, stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and giftswith-a-difference, boogie boards, bikinis and board shorts to baked beans and bargains, shells, cappuccinos and crayfish to cocktail wear and candelabras.

Minx & Max Our selection of labels evolve constantly and we are enjoying the inclusion of fashion forward Morrison and Germany’s quality label Blacky Dress As well as New Zealand’s premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers. At Minx & Max we also add to the mix, Nougat, Sandwich, Meredith, Rebecca Thompson and LA’s Erge to give you an exciting choice of fashion that works! Minx & Max is conveniently located across the road from Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction. Bella Rustique is one of Noosa's most beautiful and discerning homewares and

New Arcadia Walk streetscape

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Noosa’s hub and central business precinct stretches from the post office and bowls club, along Sunshine Beach Road, into Lanyana Way and is intertwined with arcades, sidewalks and a veritable treasure trove of diverse options and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. What a remarkable change from the 50s when according to local Col Wheeler “These were times when Tewantin was better known than Noosa, and the dirt road that joined them, sometimes made travelling dangerous. David Low Way did not exist.”

gift wear stores stocking everything from oneoff furniture and distinctive pieces, jewellery, fragrances and coffee table books to babywear and a gift registry. It is the ideal place to find that something special for every occasion Bella Rustique also offers an in-house design service. Bella Rustique has now just added a great coffee and cake bar. Relax over a freshly made coffee or tea and choose from the mouth watering cakes as you decide what to buy... continues next page...


Autumn Winter 2014 in store now!

Left: cottonworx menswear 100% cotton & linen shirts & pants locally designed casual & timeless classic cuts , a unique range of bags, belts & watches, jewellery & accessories Available from Mensroom - Noosa Junction

•Spiritual Books•Meaningful Gifts •Crystals•Psychic Readings

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / Sat 10am-3pm

Shop 3/36 Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction Phone 5448 0166

Shop 3/18 Lanyana Way NOOSA JUNCTION (across the road from Coles, Noosa Fair)

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Symbolic Journey has an extensive range of spiritual books, crystals, jewellery, oracle and angel cards, tarot cards, essential oils, incense, music CDs/DVDs, inspirational DVDs, meditation and hypnosis CDs, Feng Shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, meaningful gifts and cards and more. Newton’s Apple Games & Toys are currently in three locations Noosa Civic SC in Noosaville, Noosa SC Fair next to Coles and Bay Village in Hastings Street. A wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities, toys and unusual gift's for children and adults of all interests and budgets. Always something new and exciting in-store. With high quality products and helpful service you won’t find in major stores, many items are opened for you to view and touch. Talk to us, we know the best products to suite your needs. Open 7 days. Ph. (07) 5447 5578 or 5447 4662 I Cherry Shoes has the latest range of beautiful imported Italian, Brazilian, French and Spanish designs ranging from casual, comfort, daytime to evening plus hats, fascinators and bags for race wear, weddings and formal occasions.

Gorgeous Australian Merino, washable silk shirts and the softest Chenille jumpers to wrap up in.... plus much more - Available from DI DESIGNS Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction

Our selection of labels evolve constantly and we are enjoying the inclusion of fashion forward Morrison and Germany’s quality label Blacky Dress As well as New Zealand’s premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers Available from MINX & MAX Lanyana Way Noosa Junction

Designed for the elegant but casual look, SKETA specialise in resort style fashion with stores in Noosa Junction and throughout beachside Melbourne

Très Noosa Yes…!!! It’s the shop with the sand on the floor Très Noosa. Noosa’s best kept secret! For all your unique beach gifts(frames, candles, paintings, jewellery, beachwear etc) that will please the whole family. Pauline will also keep running her famous shell/driftwood workshops for children and adults alike. The workshops run every Saturday at 11am and school holidays every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11am. Bookings are required. New! Très Noosa now offers shell and driftwood wedding bouquets and a beach wedding decoration hire service. Turn your wedding into a cosy beach affair. Hire a driftwood wedding arch or canopy, table beach-themed decorations complete with set up service. Whether you are visiting Noosa or are a local, drop by Très Noosa and feel the sand between your toes. Shop 7, Arcadia street, Noosa Junction, 0422 927 700 Di Designs Australia At Di Designs we love working with beautiful fabrics and the cooler seasons are always a wonderful time to indulge in soft luxurious textures. This Autumn/Winter we see a return of a more fitted feminine silhouette combined with a sixties type vibe from fitted button cardigans to boxy jumpers over slim leg ponti pants. We have gorgeous Australian Merino, washable silk shirts and the softest Chenille jumpers to wrap up in. The colour palette this season has returned to the earthier tones of caramel, beige and toffee contrasted with splashes of vibrant oranges and reds to add some drama and warmth and navy has also made a welcome comeback. Our wonderful girls look forward to showing you our latest styles in our Noosa Junction and Mooloolaba stores. Mensroom One of the few exclusive mens fashion shops around Noosa. Featuring cottonworx menswear 100% cotton & linen shirts & pants locally designed casual & timeless classic cuts, a unique range of bags, belts & watches, jewellery & accessories, there’s a great wardrobe just waiting for your man and heaps of ideas for gifts and to accessorise. continues next page....

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cottonworx menswear 100% cotton & linen - shirts & pants locally designed - casual & timeless - classic cuts + a unique range of bags, belts & watches, jewellery & accessories

Shop 1c Cnr Arcadia St & Sunshine Beach Rd

NOOSA JUNCTION Ph: 07 5449 2775

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Noosa Junction Plaza Shopping Centre it's all about easy shopping in a friendly environment and just over the hill from Hastings Street! With Target Country, Super IGA supermarket, Terry White Chemist and a great selection of specialty retailers, you'll find all your convenience needs in one easy location. Most of the stores in Noosa Junction Plaza are locally owned and managed. The Centre is home to a great variety of fresh food, health, beauty, dining, and fashion retailers, with Medifirst Medical Centre available in the carpark level for your convenience - fully air conditioned, open 7 days a week*, has undercover parking and a lift and ramp for easy access to the centre. Sketa This long-established fashion house, and haven for those looking for the latest fashion. Offering designs created from beautiful French, Italian and Japanese prints and fabrics, dupion silks and sateens. Garments that allow your body to breathe in the summer heat - linen, cotton, voile, silks. Sketa stocks scarves, shawls and wraps woven by artisans and craftsmen in the villages of India from Merino wool or wool/silk to keep winter winds away. Accessorise with Italian leather belts, cummerbunds and handbags. Mother of the bride outfits, complemented with jewellery in pearls, Italian silver and semi precious stones. Suits for the business woman. Fascinators in a cascade of colours. Panama hats hand-made in Ecuador.

Très Noosa, the shop with the sand on the floor runs shell and driftwood workshops for kids and adults. Every Saturday at 11am and school holidays every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Booking required. Shop 7, Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction. M: 0422 927 700

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Noosa Junction...

Design central

Metal Pedal Cars Beautiful classic designs from yesteryear, high built quality to last many generations. Sure to delight any lucky child. Available at Newton's Apple Puzzles Games & Toys

Très Noosa Beach Style Living

Yes!!! The shop with sand on the floor

Noosa’s Best Kept Secret Unique beach homewares and furniture, driftwood, shells, coral, gifts, fashion, beach wedding decorations and hire service.

NOW AVAILABLE

Make your own shell and driftwood art. Workshops every Saturday at 11am - School holidays Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturday at 11am. Bookings required

Open every day from 9.30am till 5pm, closed Sundays

Shop 7, Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction 0422 927 700 - pauline@shellsbypauline.com Also merchandising Wednesdays at Eumundi Markets

Shop Online: www.shellsbypauline.com

100% Australian Made Fashion of Quality

Pop into our boutique to see a wonderful range of outfits for all occasions. Be looked after by our experienced staff to coordinate your wardrobe with individual garments, made in Australia from European designer fabrics. Noosa Heads 2/22 Sunshine Beach Road T 07 5474 8922 and stores throughout Melbourne HO 03 9380 6224

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Noosa Marina

must go

On the waterfront

Noosa Marina captures all the quirky features of a fishing village and the sophisticated style of a Mediterranean holiday resort. Take a moment to appreciate the sensational views and a deep breath of fresh salty air. Enjoy a spot of people watching, see the locals mix and mingle while holidaymakers enjoy the buzz and look for a famous face in the crowd.

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y day and by night this waterfront hub is spectacular. See the sunrise over the Noosa River, watch the fishing boats head out to the reef. Early morning skateboarders add a colourful backdrop to the scene at Spray Park as workers and tourists board the Noosa

Ferry. Jump aboard the ferry, explore the river and the many drop off points along the way. The ferry operates all day and into the evening. Be adventurous and book one of the five boat cruise options. Opt for a charter boat hire, a selfdrive house boat or take a leisurely cruise. Stay on at the marina and be prepared for a fun filled day. Indulge the senses, shop ‘til you drop or chill out on the waterfront. Do as much or as little as you choose. Linger over a cup of coffee, breakfast or brunch. Check out the Sunday markets and stop for lunch. Take time out for a little retail therapy; there is a range of speciality stores in this location. Find elegant fashion and casual resort wear in the boutiques and shoe shops. See an eclectic mix of homewares and décor items, be inspired by the ever changing local artists’ exhibition in the Harbourside Gallery and buy original works, prints, framed photographs and sculptures along the way. Choose designer eyewear, a toy for a favourite child or take home a bunch of fresh flowers. Noosa Marina is designed to sooth body, mind and spirit. Be pampered at a day spa, have a new hairdo, learn how to detox and discover healthy all-natural products. The selection of restaurants and cafés is another irresistible temptation. Hot chocolate at Chocol’arte is a not to be missed treat, relax over lunch at the River Deck or take away fish and chips


More than just a chocolate shop... from the Fish Market. Take timeout to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer at the Harbour Wine Bar and meet new owners Victor and Terrie. Dine at the Rump House - Steak, Seafood & River Lounge and enjoy a great menu of delicious dishes. Noosa Marina offers a variety of exquisite dining experiences plus a romantic evening dinner cruise. Romance may blossom and lead to a wedding. Noosa Marina is a picture perfect venue for the ceremony and reception. Everything you want and everything you need is on hand from flowers to hairstyling and beauty treatments, photography and catering. Every day is special at Noosa Marina but Sundays are spectacular. The Marina is abuzz from 8am, enjoy the entertainment and browse the stalls. It’s the best place under the sun and only seven kilometres from Hastings Street.

Decadent Handmade Chocolates/ ginger scones. Organic fairtrade coffee/ tea served in English China. Gifts/ homewares, glass-house candles, come and explore!

Catch the Ferry from Sheraton or anywhere along the river to: NOOSA MARINA 2 Parkyn Parade Tewantin. P: 5455 6788 E: chocolarte@bigpond.com See us on Facebook - ‘Chocolarte to the Max’

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fashion

Immerse yourself in beach style

SUNFLAIR 2014 beach fashion: It goes almost without saying, that the tried and tested styles and SUNFLAIR’s proverbial excellent fit in all body-sizes are the most valuable features for the customer. And with that, the almost perfect functionality of all items and the quality. The icing on the fashion cake is the current designs and the wide range of cover-ups. Confirmation that SUNFLAIR is on the right path for the future is also provided by the business’s “Oscar”, “Stars of Underwear”. For the third time in succession, this competition has declared SUNFLAIR the most widelysold swimwear brand in the retail trade. Available from NOOSA CLASSY LADY Noosaville

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This year ISOLA presents colours that represent the marine world of the reflective ocean greens and shimmering turquoise; solids that bask in the luxury of cool pool blues and sultry rich syrupy plum for beach bombshells; exotic island colours with fragrant blooms with a splash of tropical ambre. Cool styles that heat up the season. Available from selected outlets. www.isola.com.au & WATERLILY NOOSA


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he weather is still perfect for the beach and poolside entertaining, and with the array of beautiful bathing suits, bikinis and coordinates on offer this year, you can find the perfect look for any occasion or adventure. With bold prints, gem colours, solid block colours, monotones, metallics and mix and match separates - you will be spoilt for choice. Add a huge 'movie star' hat, sweeping scarf and flowing kaftan - and you can easily venture off the beach and into your favourite waterside restaurant for a stunning luncheon.

Relaxed cool style for the beach or cocktail party... Available from TANGERINE BEACH Hastings Street & Noosa Marina Tewantin

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Dining out

an international dining experience everyday... Destination dining is the new buzz word with those who love great dining experiences. Diners think nothing of jumping on a plane and flying to another State or region to dine at their favourite restaurant, or join in a weekend dining or wining event.

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ood festivals are held in all regions and bring in thousands of 'destination diners' eager to touch, taste, see and experience.We have become a nation of foodies. Just look at all the cooking shows on television - and then listen to the diners in restaurants discussing the pros and cons of the food they are consuming. Diners have become very food savvy. That is why we are so lucky in Noosa, where we have a community of international class chefs dishing up fabulous food at all times. We are almost spoilt for choice. Gourmets on the go are always assured of a delightful dining

...in Noosa, where we have a community of international class chefs dishing up fabulous food at all times. We are almost spoilt for choice.

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experience in and around Noosa at all times. Recent surveys show food lovers rate the region in the same class as major Australian cities and foodie destinations including the Hunter Valley, Barossa and Yarra Valley. Noosa Style offers an eclectic mix from our list of favourites. Taste a refreshing combination of modern Asian cuisine at Embassy XO at Sunshine Beach. Chef Joo Kim uses exciting spices and flavours to deliver an adventurous dining experience with a modern Asian twist. With exciting new menu additions as well as signature dishes on offer, diners are assured of a memorable dining experience on each and every visit. David Rayner brings international experience to his Thomas Corner Eatery at Noosaville. David’s menu is about fresh local produce and perfect presentation. The ingredients are handpicked, artisan and exclusive. David is always a favourite with southern food writers but locals can enjoy his dishes all the time.

River Cottage Restaurant in Noosaville is the pride and joy of classically trained chef Marc Wohner. Taste contemporary European and Australian food created from the best of the best local produce and served with style, complemented by an artisan based wine list. Bistro C attracts a steady flow of food lovers from morning to night. The beachfront position is only part of the attraction. Chef Dayle Merlo showcases and exquisite menu of delicious dishes whatever the hour. View on Little Hastings executive chef Michael Jenkins combines the flavours of Noosa with classic French techniques. The menu features a range of locally sourced produce in sensational combinations. They are also

offering a new 'in room' dining option for guests who want the luxury of dining 'at home' while on holiday. The Wood Fire Grill at Quamby Wharf presents a rustic styled menu of flavoursome seafood, char grilled vegetables and meticulously sourced meat. The open kitchen allows diners to see the production from start to finish, and the wafting aromas of smoke, burst of flames from the open grills adds a dramatic edge to your dining adventure. Locals and visitors alike flock to Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant for superb food and wine. Rickys’ menu showcases the finest seasonal produce with modern flair and a marvellous Mediterranean mode. The vibrant bar area is a welcome meeting place for pre and post dining get togethers, and the perfect spot for a quiet cocktail or glass of premium wine or beer. Shane Newton seems to have perfected the art of the coffee shop at Hard Coffee on Hastings Street. Independent reviews rave about the coffee, the food


dining

Noosa International Food & Wine Festival Party on the Beach – Sixties Style! One of the hottest NEW events on the Festival calendar this year is the Sixties Beach Party. With a smorgasbord of Australia’s hottest chefs, the ultimate location right on Noosa’s Main Beach, and swinging good tunes by The Beach Boyz cover band, this is an event sure to tickle your foodie fancy! Over 250 chefs, foodies and wine makers including International names. Highlights of the 2014 Festival include an opening Foodie Fandango’ concert with the Queensland Virtuosi orchestra, a Sixties Beach Party on Noosa Main Beach with a retro BBQ, not one but two Qantas Seafood Feasts with Neil Perry, a Westpac Platinum Lounge, premier degustation dinners and the festival favourites –the hinterland food trails and the Noosa National Park concert series. 15,16,17,18th May 2014 Noosa Heads Ticketing packages start from $40 to Weekend Gold Passes for $330.

and t h e a m b i e n c e. Pleasing all of the people all of the time is a rare skill. They also boast the coldest milkshakes in town. Jellyfish on the River partner and chef Chris Evanges brings the skills honed at some of Sydney’s most celebrated restaurants to the table. His Greek background influences his sensational contemporary cuisine. Pizza goes traditional at Madmegs in Noosaville. Tuck into guilt free thin crust pizza cooked in a stoned based oven. All the fresh vegetables are roasted on site, the meat and seafood is top quality. Gluten free pizza is available. And, everyone loves a pizza. View on Little Hastings executive chef Michael Jenkins combines the flavours of Noosa with classic French techniques. The menu features a range of locally sourced produce in sensational combinations.

Variety is the spice of life, be prepared to be impressed with the international cuisine available locally. Every day of the year.

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around the kitchen

Dining out

Noosa's food bowl... There is a veritable cornucopia of food choices available to those willing to walk on the wild side this Autumn. The Sunshine Coast is rich with local produce, and local producers, many of whom are following sustainable farming methods, and supplying our local restaurants with the menu staples for fine cuisine. Our sub-tropical climate and rich fertile soil makes the region a veritable food bowl, and a chefs dream come true. With farms rich in herbs, spices, and fruits, trellises overladen with rich red tomatoes, lines of crisp green lettuce and designer greens stretching to the horizon, and fruit trees heavily hung with all varieties and species, it is no wonder that our region's Farmers' Markets are the place to be seen each weekend, as local foodies and out of town visitors rub shoulders with local chefs sourcing the best produce available - direct from farm gate to plate. With the abundance of succulent seafood and meats available to purchase, as well as traditional staples like farm fresh eggs; cakes, cookies, French baguettes, patĂŠs and marinated olives and vegetables, Noosa lime salt and cordials, as well as cute little dining outlets full of yummy temptations to enjoy with a perfectly brewed coffee or fresh lemonade, it is no wonder that our local farmers' markets are the meeting place for serious foodies and chefs alike. It is not unusual to run into your favourite chef standing at the counter next to you, purchasing supplies for his restaurant's menu, while you choose the perfect ingredients for your next home dinner. We all know to buy what is in season - that is how you get the best flavours and results in any dish. Just ask a chef.

Shades Restaurant & Bar at Noosa Junction the perfect place for a relaxed meal and listen to some live music. Indoor & outdoor ding for those who like to eat and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars... Open breakfast, lunch & dinner.

LOOK WHO might pop up!!! Jamie Oliver searches for pop-up Ministry of Food location‌

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Local farmers markets: Noosa Farmers Market - food & local musicians at Noosa Aust Rules Football Club - every Sun 7am - 12pm Noosa Marina Markets - local produce, locally made craft. Noosa Ferry stops here - every Sun 8am 2pm Peregian Beach Market - local produce & crafts - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun 7am - 12.30pm Eumundi Market - sustainable shopping, incl food, clothing & artworks, local entertainers, located under heritage listed Fig trees - Wed 8am - 1.30pm & Sat 7am - 2pm The Big Pineapple - Fresh local produce,food & local musicians every Saturday Bruce Hwy Nambour

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national search is currently underway to establish Australia's first Jamie's Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen. Jamie has challenged Australians to nominate their hometown or community, to be the host of a pop-up kitchen for 12 months. One finalist from each State and one finalist from Northern Territory and ACT, will be shortlisted to meet Jamie, when he visits Australia. "We are on a mission to keep cooking skills alive. Our dream is to have a Jamie's Ministry of Food kitchen in each State and Territory. We need Australia's help to grow the program, so who best to ask but the people on the ground," says Jamie. Knowing what we eat and how to cook it has never been more important. Cooking skills used to be passed down from generation to generation, but now fewer and fewer people have even the most basic knowledge about how to feed themselves and their families with good, nutritious food. Jamie Oliver Huon Aquaculture was thrilled to come on-board as a major sponsor of the search. "We've seen first-hand just how much good the program does for teaching people the basics of cooking fresh, healthy meals, through our salmon partnership." says Huon director & co-founder, Frances Bender. For further info visit www.jamiesministryoffoodpopup.com

Crispy skin Cone bay barramundi, New potato, Kalamata olives, artichoke, Zucchini flower, yarra valley fetta, Sauce antiboise River Cottage Restaurant, Noosaville

European Affair

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uring the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, River Cottage Restaurant will be holding a European Affair. This will be your opportunity to enjoy a special dinner presented by two outstanding chefs; Brad Jolly, chef/owner Alchemy in Brisbane; and Marc Wohner, chef/owner River Cottage Noosaville. Enjoy a four-course dinner with premium wines. 7pm Sunday 18th May - $140 per person Dinner and Wine. Bookings: For session 151 www.noosafoodandwine.com.au


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ROASTERY & ESPRESSO BAR

Fresh is best!

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26 Duke Street Sunshine Beach Noosa Ph: 07 5474 9222 email: espresso@costanoosa.com.au www.costanoosa.com.au wholesale enquiries welcome

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Chinese Stir-fry with Plums Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 6 plums, cut into quarters 250g beef strips 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3cm ginger, grated 2 bunches bok choy or choy sum

1 tbsp peanut oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup plum sauce Method: Heat oil in wok or fry pan over high heat. Cook beef until well browned on both sides. Add garlic, ginger and bok choy. Stir fry until bok choy is just cooked, add soy sauce when required. Add plums and plum sauce and gently stir until plums are warmed through. Serve immediately with either noodles or rice.


sunshine beach

SunshineBeach...

bright and beautiful...

With its lively mix of boutiques, al fresco cafes, casual surf culture and village vibe, Sunshine Beach has something to offer everyone.

barista-made espresso – the organic coffee beans are roasted on site – and spend an idle hour under a broad umbrella with a magazine or property guide. A breakfast alternative is to find a spot on a sun-drenched dd ‘vibrant café society’ to Sunshine Lollipops and wide deck or in the shade on the pavement which spills out from Rainbows everything…the title of Lesley Gore’s classic an al fresco café - perfect spots too for brunch or late lunch. song and you could be excused for thinking she’s Maybe also a late afternoon cocktail, beer or other refreshers as referring to Sunshine Beach. you watch the world go by from one of the bars. Once known as Golden Beach, Sunshine Beach is a popular Book at one of the many restaurants or cafes where choice for visitors who choose to stay in apartments with slide- imaginative seasonal fare is served; order takeaway such as fish away doors to let in the salty summer breezes or spread out and and chips, pizza and home-made pies; and call in to the bakery, luxuriate in multi-million dollar mansions with beach access. deli or general store for fresh local produce and pantry supplies, Waking up to the sounds of rolling surf is a treat; so is breakfast snacks, ice creams, cakes and sweets; and how about a picnic at the Surf Club but get up at sparrows if you want a table pack to take to the park or the beach foreshore. directly overlooking the sand so budding ironmen and nippers The retail mix and specialised services on offer are can watch the action. The wide, open coastline hosts a variety of cosmopolitan yet varied from savvy boutiques, surf shop, banks for an endless, uncrowded surfing session and the section hairdresser, pamper specialists and homewares to architects, art in front of the Surf Club is patrolled year round. galleries and property management companies that look after The beach acts as a runway to nature walks and trails through holiday accommodation. the National Park, all the way to Noosa via breathtaking views, a Whatever you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. The laidback dip at Little Cove and a surf break at the unspoilt Alexandria Bay. cafe society of Sunshine Beach is always ready to please. And you If coffee is something you can’t do without, experience a never know who you’ll bump into!

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Modern Asian Dining & Lounge Bar

Dinner Monday - Saturday Lunch Friday - Sunday Yum-Cha Saturday & Sunday from noon Lounge Bar Come enjoy a cool cocktail Locals Night Tues & Wed 3 Courses $39 All welcome 1st Floor Cnr Duke & Bryan Sts Sunshine Beach T: 07 5455 4460 www.facebook.com/embassyxo www.embassyxo.com.au NoosaStyleLiving

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9 Sunshine Beach Rd The Junction A great menu - including an all day breakfast - combined with an excellent selection of wines and tapas in the evening make Shades a favourite with the locals.

cooking the boo

dishes to die for..

Ben’s BBQ Bible The Ultimate Cook’s Companion

Open from 10am Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am Saturday & Sunday Closed Sunday nights and all day Monday

Live Music every Wednesday and Saturday

Phone (07) 5448 0055 Fully Licensed | Wifi Catering | Functions ShadesCafeWineBar

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By: Ben O'Donoghue Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $39.95 In the hands of Ben O’Donoghue, the humble barbecue is a force to be reckoned with, offering everything from Mexican suckling pig to Caribbean jerked chicken. Whether your pride and joy is a wire rack and open fire, a sturdy kettle barbecue or a deluxe gas-fired hotplate, Ben’s BBQ Bible is full of easy recipes to get the home fires burning. For celebrity chef, television presenter, author, and Fairy ambassador - Ben O’Donoghue, cooking is a passion and a reflex. It’s something he’s done since childhood and it never ceases to give him pleasure or stimulate his imagination. Ben started his career working in several top Australian restaurants before moving to London. For four years he worked at the famous River Café, before joining his mate, Jamie Oliver, at the exclusive Monte’s Club, as Executive Chef. After a few years abroad, Ben returned home to experience first-hand Australia’s burgeoning food scene, which he still plays a major part in; his latest endeavour, Billy Cart Kitchen.

Supercharged Food Eat Yourself Beautiful By: Lee Holmes Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $35.00 Edible beauty is the key to a healthy life, so get ready to eat, drink and be beautiful. After being diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease in 2006, Certified holistic health coach and

Hatha yoga teacher, Lee Holmes was determined to heal herself. Lee used nutrient rich food as medicine and successfully recovered. With more than 100 nutritious recipes, including gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free, this is a cookbook that inspires eating for optimum health and beauty. Full of flavourful meals to jump-start your immune system, boos energy levels and maintain you longterm beauty, health and wellbeing.

The Food of Vietnam By: Luke Nguyen Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $69.95 Luke Nguyen has long been considered Australia's master of Vietnamese cuisine. In The Food of Vietnam, Nguyen has created his opus; a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, endearing, compassionate and thoroughly researched ode to the food of his homeland. Boasting over 350 pages of lavishly illustrated recipes, divided by region, this book is almost a love letter to the people, the flavours and the culture of Vietnam.

Argentinian Street Food By: Enrique Zanoni and Gaston Stivelmaher Published by:MurdochBooks RRP $29.99 You might think it's a strange idea to devote an in tire book to stuffed pastries and ice cream but we can assure you it isn't! Argentinian Street Food deliciously combines tradition with innovation to create a show-stopping Argentinian feast in your kitchen. Here is a compilation of authentic recipes that sit at the heart of Argentina's cuisine and focuses on key aspects of their food culture. It reveals the secrets to the perfect empanels, whether it's


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River Cottage Noosa’s finest laneway dining

stuffed with meat, fish, chefs, vegetables, fruit or molten chocolate… and has some fabulous recipes for hellos - Argentina's answer to gelato. The vibrancy of the streets of Buenos Aires and rich culture are showcased within the pages of this cookbook.

PIZZA Recipes from the finest Pizza Chefs By: Alba Pezone Published by: Workman RRP $39.95 This cookbook is a celebration of the authentic home-style pizza recipes from Alba's home town of Naples. Filled with over 200 recipes, starting with the best pizza dough to an ever-changing multitude of toppings, this is the cookbook for all lovers of Italy’s most iconic food. In addition to her own recipes, Alba fills each chapter with pizza recipes from her favourite Napolese pizza chefs, each contributing their own unique hints and tips, ensuring that each pizza truly tastes like its come straight out of Italy. Recipes range from tomato-based classics to ever-so-simple blanco pizzas, from the much-loved calzone to the lesser known ‘pizza pockets’ or rolled pizzas, which are filled with delicious surprise ingredients. There are even dessert pizzas for those with

a sweet tooth - chocolate surrounded by sweet, deep-fried dough anyone? Pizza is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves simple and elegant Italian food- the quintessential cookbook for those who love the combination of simplicity and fresh flavours that only a pizza can bring. Just perfect for anyone contemplating a party with a difference.

No view’s, just great ambience and amazing food open for dinner monday - saturday lunch friday from noon

EAT IN the best food is made at home By: Anna Gare Published by: MurdochBooks RRP $39.99 Anna Gare is one of Australia's most popular and trusted cooks, best known for her time on Consuming Passions with Ian Parmenter, as a judge on Junior Masterchef, and the Great Australian Bake Off. In her cookbook Eat In, Anna offers home cooks an easy to follow Recipe chapters include Good Morning (quick healthy and delicious weekend brekkys) Lovely Lunches, Feeding Family and Friends, Summer Salads, Sweet Things and Anna answers the question that bothers parents when their kids come through the good and ask "What's for dinner, Mum?".

for reservations call 5449 7441 301 weyba road noosaville www.rivercottagerestaurant.com.au info@rivercottagerestaurant.com.au weddings - functions - celebrations - off site catering

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must try

Flavours of Melbourne By: Jonette George and Ethan Jenkins

Bay Village, Hastings Street Open 7 days – 7am to 5pm

EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE New Menu • All day breakfast • Lunch • Free Wi Fi

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Dine in or takeaway Dinner only

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Published by: Smudge Publishing RRP $69.99 This book features all new stunning full colour photography, a history of how the city came to be, delicious recipes from local chefs, street art, maps, restaurants and bars - all coming together to showcase the flavours of the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne. A desirable, award-winning hardcover tome, which will sit perfectly on your coffee table for readers looking to expand their culinary knowledge of Melbourne. Available in bookshops from May.


Persimmon is the colour of Autumn

many Aussies are yet to try this exotic fruit

Aussie fruit lovers are in for an incredible autumn with the glorious golden glow emanating from orchards across the countryside, signalling the return of one of Australia's best kept secrets the persimmon.

Chewy Persimmon & Ginger Cookies Makes approx. 35 cookies Ingredients: 110g unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup of castor sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 2 cups plain flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder, sifted 1 tsp ground ginger, sifted 1 tsp ground cinnamon, sifted 1/2 tsp ground cloves, sifted 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, sifted 2 heaped Tbs of chopped crystallised ginger 1 cup raisins or dried currants 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 2 ripe persimmons, peeled and pureed

Method: Preheat oven to 180oC or 170oC fan forced. With an electric cake mixer, beat butter, sugar and salt until pale and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add persimmon puree and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Add flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Add raisins or currants and nuts, and mix until combined. Drop teaspoons full of the batter onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container. Recipe courtesy: Persimmons Australia and Poh Ling Yeow.

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Despite the fact that persimmons have been grown here for decades, many Aussies are yet to try this exotic fruit. There are two types of persimmon – sweet persimmons, which are at their best when crisp and crunchy like an apple (but still taste fantastic when soft), and the original variety, which are ready to eat when the flesh is soft and jelly-like. Persimmons can be eaten peeled or unpeeled, stem and calyx removed, and cut into desired sections - alternatively, cut the fruit into slices horizontally to reveal the star pattern. One person impatiently anticipating this year's harvest, is persimmon lover and ABC TV's Poh Lends a Hand presenter, Poh Ling Yeow. The MasterChef all-star is eager to expand Aussie horizons by challenging them to be adventurous and give persimmons a go. She believes once they open themselves to the subtle, sweet flavours and fantastic textures they will be instantly hooked, just like she was. Their versatility makes them ideal for both sweet and savoury recipes. It's time to give these little beauties a go.

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Belmondos Whole Foods Market is an epicurean emporium filled with enticing aromas, gourmet delights, amazing local produce and one of the largest ranges of organic product lines on the Sunshine Coast. Located in the industrial heart of Noosa just minutes from the Noosa Civic Shopping Centre.

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he smell of freshly roasted coffee from the award winning Clandestino Roasters, greets you as you enter this wonderland of food with ingredients from all over the world and an amazing selection of local producer ranges you will not find anywhere else. Whether it is fresh produce you require, one of the largest range of bulk and organic foods, ingredients for the pantry, a cold pressed juice or you are just looking for an inexpensive breakfast or gourmet lunch, it is all available at Belmondos. Belmondos features a café with a daily changing menu offering an organic breakfast with dishes such as Sesame Nut Crunch Antioxidant Booster Muesli with Goji, Cranberries, Organic Apples, Almond Milk & Coconut Yoghurt; Fraser Coast Organic Eggs, Bacon, Hinterland Tomatoes with Baby Spinach, Sol Sourdough & Belmondos Tomato Chutney or Noosa River Smoke House Smoked Salmon Omelette with Organic Wild Rocket, Served on Organic Sourdough & Spinach. The lunch menu offers a range of fresh salads, gourmet rolls and dishes with nothing over $15 and includes meals such as Free Range Korma Chicken Curry with Steamed Organic Basmati Rice; Organic Pastry Crusted Torte with Salmon, Sweet Potato & Tomato; Toasted Smoked Salmon, Onion, Capers & Feta Bagel and Ham, Cheese & Roma Tomato Sol Breads Turkish Pide with Belmondos Chutney. Coffee lovers will love the specialty coffee roasted on site with award winning roastery, Clandestino Roasters.

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Importing beans from around the world and direct from growers in places such as Bolivia, offering the Clandestino Organic Blend, coffee lovers can choose from a selection of premium grade single origins and blends customised to suit your palate. Don’t miss out on the experience of the Brew Bar which is the only one of its kind on the Sunshine Coast. New to Belmondos and the only kind on the Sunshine Coast is Noosa Cold Press offering ACO certified organic cold pressed juices, cleansers, broths and nut milks. Also new to Belmondos is Tanglewood Baking Co. offering organic artisan breads. Using a 20 hour ferment process to break down acetic and phytic acid which aids in digestion and increasing the natural flavour and character of each loaf, Tanglewoods sourdough range incorporates ancient grains, sprouted grains, activated nuts, fresh milled flour and gluten free breads. Enjoy Tanglewood Baking Co. breads on their own or warmed with organic extra virgin olive oil and celtic sea salt or simply spread with organic butter. Belmondos also stocks a wide range of bulk foods including dried fruits and berries such as Goji Berries, Cranberries, Incaberries, Raisins, Currants, Blueberries, Figs, Medjool dates and more. Nuts include Roast & salted pistachios, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine nuts, Almonds raw, Tamari almonds, Roast salted almonds, Maple roasted almonds and walnuts. There is Cous Cous, Organic polenta, a wide range of flours from organic plain and self raising, to Spelt four unbleached, Semolina, Kamut, Banana Flour and Rice Flour. Belmondos pantry items feature everything from sauces to spices and the deli features both local and international deli items, cured meats and over 66 cheeses. Fruit and vegetables are fresh with an emphasis on using local producers and there is a great range of organic fruit and vegetables. The team at Belmondos provide a high level of service with years of knowledge and experience within the food industry and have experts on the floor who can assist with any queries you may have, particularly with the organic product lines. Belmondos is ever-evolving and over the oncoming months there will be more exciting changes – watch this space! So explore another side to Noosa and visit Belmondos or try Belmondos To Go located right on Hastings Street next to Café Le Monde – a boutique gourmet convenience market where you can pick up wonderful lunches, picnic style food, tapas, salads and fresh fruit.


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here better to enjoy a tantalising cocktail this season than perched on a barstool or reclining in an armchair at the Noosa Beach House in Hastings Street. With the warm afternoon sunlight filtering through the shutters and the cool ocean breeze whispering through the hanging baskets of bright green ferns, this haven from the real world has become a perfect meeting place for those looking for respite. Their exciting bar menu has also been expanded to offer those looking for nourishment - a selection of share plates to while away the hours until dinner.

Sunset in Jalisco

Sunset in Jalisco Noosa Beach House in Hastings Street

Autumn Cocktails are... inventive, exciting and will set your heart aflutter… this season the atmosphere is… electric the cocktails are… delicious the feeling is… delightful!

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Ingredients: 30ml Espolon Bianco Tequila 40ml Asperol 30ml Pink Grapefruit juice 20ml fresh Lime juice 20ml Agave & Rosemary syrup

Don't think tea is just a drink for pleasant afternoons… Dilmah have been busy dispelling the 'boring' myth by designing some deliciously decadent cocktails to enjoy with friends at your next party. And, why not give your Mother a little surprise this Mothers Day by offering her a 'different' grown-up cup of tea!! It's time to impress...by grabbing the cocktail shaker and conjuring up some of these delectable treats…

Peter Kuruvita

Sweet Valentine Ingredients: 90ml chilled Dilmah Vanilla 10ml fresh lime juice 10ml Mango liquor 10ml Rose liquor Method: Add all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake & strain into a prechilled martini glass. Garnish with a rose.

Method: Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker of ice, shake and strain into a tall glass. Finish with a sprig of rosemary and a wedge of pink grapefruit.

Enjoy! Ole!

“Think you know Mexican food, think again. This series will change any preconceived ideas you may have had. Come on the journey and learn with me, as I unveil a whole new way of creating tacos, tamales, mole and much more.” –

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On a beautiful Autumn afternoon recently, we caught up with Peter Kuruvita at his popular, Noosa Beach House restaurant in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, to talk about his fabulous new Mexican Fiesta cooking/ travel escapade on SBS One, and to try one of the many dishes he has been tempting us with on the show.

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eter was full of enthusiasm for the food of Mexico, and the adventures he experienced whilst sourcing traditional recipes in their indigenous home. Peter lives by a 'chef vs wild' philosophy - and likes to push the envelope a bit with his cooking adventures. He explained that Mexico was a land of contrasts where - "you need to scratch the surface, and forget your preconceived ideas and prejudices, to enjoy the journey and really get to know the people." In his new 10 part series you feel part of the adventure, as Peter travels through Mexico in search of one of the world’s most exciting cuisines. Peter said that this was his biggest adventure yet, and he was exhilarated as he dived headfirst into the larger than life culture and cuisine of Mexico. With limited understanding of what it takes to create the perfect Mexican meal, and no Spanish language skills to aid his travels, Peter opened his mind and heart, as locals across the country invited him into their homes and


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Peter Kuruvita on location for SBS in Mexico

kitchens, introducing him to the fun, vibrancy and unique flavours that all combine to create the most delicious Mexican food. Guided by some of Mexico’s most intriguing and colourful local characters, passionate farmers and indigenous tribes, he travelled south from the US border by all modes of transport - truck, train, boat and even a rickety old car. From the deserts of the north to the jungles of the south, Mexico’s forever-changing landscape provided a dramatic backdrop. In a world bursting with the celebration of life and food, Peter found inspiration in the rich traditions and native ingredients of this diverse and ancient land. One of my favourite moments on a recent show was when Peter was introduced to the 'King' of Tequila, and shared a huge glass of his signature drink - half a glass of Tequila topped with Coco Cola! Mexico has given the world some of our most loved and staple cooking ingredients; tomatoes, chilies, avocados, vanilla, chocolate and corn; but Peter found that in Mexico, the locals use them in ways we have never even thought of. From tacos to tamales, salsas to sizzling pork, Peter discovered the traditional recipes of the regions before setting about creating his own versions. With a cook book to follow later this year, we will soon be able to add fabulous new Mexican dishes and cooking skills to our resumé. If you aren't up for a trip to Mexico, you'll be pleased to know that Peter is preparing two dishes each week from the show to be included on his menu at the Noosa Beach House. The bar will also be creating a special Tequila cocktail each week to add to the Mexican dining experience. We tried the richly flavoursome Birria: a Mexican dish from Peter's new show, consisting of tender, slow-roasted goat gently simmered in exotic spices, and presented with warm tortillas and chilli salsa. Washed down with the very exciting Sunset in Jalisco cocktail. Yum. “Think you know Mexican food, think again. This series will change any preconceived ideas you may have had. Come on the journey and learn with me, as I unveil a whole new way of creating tacos, tamales, mole and much more.” – Peter Kuruvita

Peter Kuruvita at home in his Noosa Beach House in Hastings Street

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Grant Burge Wines, Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough

Barossa Winemaker of the Year...

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eading into his 21st vintage at Grant Burge Wines, Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough has been awarded the prestigious Winemaker of the Year - at the Barons of the Barossa, Declaration of Vintage celebrations. The Barons of Barossa declare the vintage in a unique and colourful ceremony, paying tribute to past Baron’s, who have many stories of achievement, and announcing the winners of the Viticulturist and Winemaker of the Year. Acknowledged for his contribution to making some of Australia’s most respected wines, including Meshach, Shadrach and the highly regarded Filsell - and The Holy Trinity, Craig is justifiably proud of his close working relationship with Grant, which has crafted a solid reputation for excellence and conveying the true values of the Barossa. The Wine Fraternity, Barons of Barossa was founded in 1974 by a group of influential Barossa wine industry personalities. George Kolarovich (Barossa Co-operative, Kaiser Stuhl) was elected as the first Grand Master. Other founding Barons were Wyndham Hill-Smith (Yalumba), Colin Gramp (Orlando), Bill Seppelt (Seppelts), Sir Condor Laucke, Bruce Hoffmann, Peter Lehmann and Cyril Henschke. The focus of the Barons of Barossa has remained unchanged since its foundation and it continues to proudly and enthusiastically support Barossa wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage and the arts. www.baronsofbarossa.com

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Voyager Estate 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Harvested during a record eight- day period in February 2013, and with grapes sourced from 14 separate vineyard blocks on the Estate, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is quintessential Margaret River- easy drinking, yet sophisticated in style - and true to the best the region produces “2013 was the driest July on record in WA, spring delivered good rainfall and storms in November reduced our yield a little. Despite these and the hot temperatures in summer, we took grapes from the vines in pristine condition and in record time. This has resulted in a classic example of the blend, where the tangy aromatics of the Sauvignon Blanc are tempered by the palate weight and fine texture of the Semillon.” says Voyager Estate Manager of Winemaking and Viticulture, Steve James. RRP $24.00 Voyager Estate 2011 Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot Voyager Estate 2011 Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot, the second Cabernet dominant blend in the Estate range, is soft, well- rounded with a fine tannin structure and perfect for early drinking. James said “Our vineyards are planted to four different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, which contribute slightly different fruit profiles to the final wine. Excellent conditions early in the season meant that the vines passed through veraison quickly, and we can see the result in the wine. Full of vibrant summer berry, plum and cherry with silky soft tannins, the regional varietal characteristics that have become synonymous with Margaret River and Voyager Estate are evident in this vintage of the Girt by Sea." RRP $24.00 2012 Red Claw Pinot Noir Rich, fragrant aromas are dominated by cherry and dark berry fruits complemented by a touch of spice and underlying French oak. The long, silky palate has a lovely soft and velvety texture, with concentrated flavours of dark red fruits and a finely poised finish.

2012 Red Claw Chardonnay Straight from the Mornington Peninsula, offering excellent fruit flavours and perfect levels of acid retained in the grapes, the wines from vintage 2012 are looking fabulous - with quality and character very similar to the 2010 vintage. This wine presents a bright intense pale straw colour, offering lifted aromas of citrus, stone fruit and a hint of spicy French oak. A highly focused palate and lovely natural acidity and a long, complex finish. 2012 Red Claw Heathcote Shiraz The grapes for this wine were entirely hand-picked with each parcel of fruit carefully selected. This wine offers bright, dark berry fruit and lifted spice dominate the aromas, with underlying scents of pepper and subtle French oak. The palate is plush and silky, loaded with dark fruited shiraz intensity. Excellent structure and concentration.

Catalina Sounds 2013 Pinot Gris An elegantly balanced wine offering lifted aromatics of quince, spiced pears, stone fruits, beeswax and yellow florals. Flavour builds on the palate which is rich yet dry. The use of subtle lees and oak derived notes give a layered and sustained mouthfeel, underscored with fresh acidity and mineral notes. A perfect match to Asian cuisine, charcuterie or white poultry dishes. Catalina Sounds 2012 Pinot Noir A luscious deep garnet red wine offering an alluring mixture of dared berry fruits, lifted florals and spice with and underlying savoury note. The palate is elegant and silken with wild, dark berry flavours and gentle dried herb notes. Medium bodied, structured and graceful, and tannin integration which lingers in the mouth. Perfect match to charcuterie, crispy skin duck or new season lamb. Catalina Sounds 2013 Sauvignon Blanc As always, Catalina Sounds have allowed the fruit to tell its story and added an extra layer of interest with a small amount of oak fermentation and ageing on yeast lees to coax out the interesting textural elements of this extremely delicious wine. The palate offers elegantly proportioned citrus drive interwoven with tropical fruits and framed by lively acidity. The nose is full of citrus and tropical fruits with floral and herbal elements. Perfect with citrus dressed salads, grilled vegetables, fresh seafood or fine Asian cuisine. Drift to a place you'd rather be… Since floating across the ditch in early 2010, the DRIFT range of premium Marlborough wines have become favourites with Australian wine drinkers. The new vintage wines carry on the tradition. 2012 Drift Pinot Noir This wine is a deep garnet in colour, with aromas of ripe red cherries and raspberries with perfumed spicy notes. The palate is bright with a perfect balance of red plum fruit and earthy, savoury spice. Soft dark chocolate notes and rich red cherry fruit give further depth, which is perfectly balanced by fine textured tannins and fresh acidity. At its best when young and fresh, but will develop more weight and complexity over the next 5 years. RRP $24.45


The next generation of Australia’s First Families of Wine:

With 2014 well under way, Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) has wasted no time getting into the swing of things. The onset of an early vintage in many regions has not slowed the AFFW’s commitment to the premium Australian wine message, with many of the next generation family members now spearheading the campaign.

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he next generation of AFFW (colloquially known as the Next Genners) are increasingly being identified as faces to watch in the wine industry. In 2013 we saw Tom Barry from Jim Barry Wines named Gourmet Traveller WINE ‘Young Winemaker of the Year’ and he, alongside Johann Henschke of Henschke, have been featured in the UK Drinks Business list of ‘Top 30 under 40’ to watch. This definitive list was published in January this year. Those not involved with production are making their mark in the consumer wine markets. The Brown Brothers Next Genners (sisters Katherine, Caroline and Emma) have championed a number of prominent and clever consumer wine campaigns, and thanks to their #proseccotime and Summer of Prosecco initiatives, these passionate sisters have become a key driving force behind the rising popularity of Prosecco in Australia. Mitchell Taylor, Chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine said, “Our next generation are a vibrant young group who are in touch with new and emerging trends, and they work with us to ensure that we stay fresh and on point in the modern marketplace. We have a lot of faith in our next generation and their ability to carry on our family legacies and become future leaders and innovators in the production of Australian wine.” The Next Genners represent a wide cross-section of personalities, ages, career paths and experience, but each is unified by their heritage, passion for wine and family. Each

family sees their Next Genners contributing to the family business in different ways. Think Brand Australia’s Managers (Richard Burch and First Families of Wine: Katherine Brown); PR and the Heart & Soul of Marketing (Justine Henschke, Australian Wine Caroline Brown, Jane Brown Brothers, Campbell); IT and Campbells, d’Arenberg, Environment (Hayley De Bortoli, Henschke, Purbrick); Commercial Howard Park, Jim Barry, Management (Sam Barry) and of course winemaking McWilliam’s, Tahbilk, (Tom Barry, Scott McWilliam, Taylors, Tyrrell’s, Johann Henschke). Those who Yalumba are not involved full time are often involved as brand ambassadors, returning to help out over the busy summer months in the restaurants and at cellar doors and as extra hands at vintage time. Over the course of 2014 AFFW will see its Next Genners continuing to play a critical role in taking the premium Australian wine message to the wider consumer market through events, tastings, and the planned Next Gen tour to NSW. Rallying together under the AFFW banner, they aim is to educate and inform the wine drinkers and wine curious, about the wide variety of excellent Australian wines available, the stories, history and characters behind these household names, and the importance of preserving these family owned and operated wine businesses. Their broad array of achievements, both publicly and daily on the job, show the passion the AFFW Next Genners have for their families, wines and heritage. 2014 will be a chance for them to continue their contribution and help ensure the AFFW message reaches new heights. The AFFW Next Genners carry the keys to future proofing their family business. In their capable hands the future looks bright.

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Designer looks

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Designers heaven... Noosa Classics Gibson Rd Noosaville Bella Rustique - Noosa Junction

Exclusive original printed cushions form Vintage Beach Shack Noosaville

Something different always at Finders Keepers Peregian Beach Below: Get the Hamptons look at Saffron Gifts & Homewares Noosaville

Deck Chairs c1900 a Titanic Find This pair of chairs was found in a Liverpool Warehouse after an auction. They were from the Titanic storeroom, found after the vessel sank, with a tragic loss of life. Mahogany scrolled with Leather hide seat and back. Piped in leather with brass fittings. Purchased c1960 ex Liverpool. The auction was of items found. They were brought to Australia and have been with the same owner, who is now returning to live overseas. Available from Discovery - Eenie Creek Rd Noosaville

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Property for sale

Outdoor living at it’s finest...

Possibly the best home in Peregian Beach, this contemporary masterpiece has panoramic 360 degree views east across the ocean and west to the hinterland... The home is designed to capture breathtaking views across the ocean, national parks, mountain peaks and tranquil lakes.

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et above the rest, this immaculate four bedroom, three bathroom residence is designed for people who want to live life to the full indoors and outside. Enjoy this spectacular space by day or by night, there is a setting to suit ever mood and occasion. Start the day with coffee on the huge alfresco lounge and dining area and watch the migrating whales. Be inspired by mesmerising hinterland views while working out in the gym. Attend to business from the home office. This stately home is as functional as it is beautiful and the setting is beyond compare. Outstanding design features include a glass lift. The centrepiece of the poolside entertaining area is a waterfall that transforms to become a dining table created from glass and water. Relax outside and watch the wide screen television in the interconnected media room. Find a private nook or patio and while away the hours. Enjoy intimate occasions on the rooftop.

Alfresco entertaining is easy as there is a fully equipped poolside kitchenette and servery that doubles as a countertop and bar. Impress guests with an elegant dinner prepared in the beautifully appointed and ingeniously functional kitchen. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen is above pool level to take advantage of the views over the waves. Natural light and the soft summer breeze flows through the main rooms. Glass partitions create an illusion of limitless space. All four bedrooms have uninterrupted ocean and hinterland views. The bathrooms are glamorous and functional. Add to this a well planned home office and a spacious media room with a state-of-the-art Bose sound system. Practical features include air conditioning plus ceiling fans, two 5000 litre water tanks and oversized garage with a tiled floor and easy-care gardens. The fortunate buyer will discover this opulent 500 square metre home has everything the heart desires. The huge swimming pool and gymnasium, the glass indoor lift, stunning kitchen and the fully equipped alfresco area the roof top terrace and observation deck are guaranteed to impress. Peregian Beach and the village shopping precinct are within easy strolling distance and the best private schools in the area are nearby. Outstanding design features include a glass lift. The centrepiece of the poolside entertaining area is a waterfall that transforms to become a dining table created from glass and water.

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Another remarkable facet of this gem is the poolside entertaining area that needs to be seen to be believed! Located at 327 David Low Way Peregian Beach

$2.495M Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 E: sales@offermann.com.au www.offermann.com.au For inspection contact: Milan Markanovic Prestige Property Specialist 0401 008 138 Cameron Urquhart 0411 757 570

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Designer

Championing impeccable style with the 2014 'United by Style' initiative. Dulux unveils interior collaborations… This new project sees Australia's leading pint specialist partner with Australian fashion design teams Romance Was Born and Gorman to create four impeccably styled interiors that showcase the latest in fashion and interior trends. Drawing on the designer's 2014 Autumn/Winter collections, the Dulux interior design team created room designs that demonstrate inspiring and trend-setting techniques to take fashion colours straight from the runway into the home - under the direction of Dulux Stylist Bree Leech. With a focus on the girl from the land, Gorman's Autumn 2014 collection Winter Harvest offered prints in a range of magical symbols, winter vegetables and botanicals, as a springboard for the Dulux Harvest colours that draw on the natural shades of the land and sea. Romance Was Born's Autumn 2014 collection Dream On delivers the sense of whimsy and theatre we expect front he dynamic duo. The psychedelic and hyper-colourful nature of Dream on inspired a vibrant interior named Portal, that showcases strong graphic lines contrasting against curved, organic shaped furniture. For more info visit www.dulux.com.au/colour/united-by-style

The Gatsby inspired Deco Collection by Catherine Martin... This is the second range created in collaboration with this Academy Award winning designer and multi-skilled visionary who, on this occasion, has crafted a superb series of five designs, each paying homage to the romance of the unique period that is ‘Art Deco’, while remaining imbued with a fantastical quality of their own that is undeniably the signature of Catherine Martin herself. “This collection is the confluence of the playfulness and romance of the French Art Deco styles that permeated my childhood and the forward-looking energy of American Art Deco that surrounds me in my second home of New York.” said Martin. “I have been tremendously inspired by living in the Deco metropolis that is New York - a city that surrounds me with monuments that encapsulate the miracle of the modern age. I find it absolutely overwhelming and thrilling to see how 20th Century architects have looked to the future while still referencing the past with intense decoration, creating dynamic, sky-scraping forms. It is this characteristic

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exuberance that I have fallen in love with and looked to in designing these rugs. ”, said Martin. The Catherine Martin Deco Collection features four designs at a (standard) size of 2.4 x 3M and a fifth design at 2.4 x 2.4M. Hand knotted from Tibetan wool and pure silk, the colour palette - which includes exquisite combinations such as steel blue, amethyst and champagne, alongside dark chocolate, topaz and tobacco - are as subtle as they are sumptuous...evoking both a magical nostalgia and sophisticated modernism in equal measure. The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ from Designer Rugs is priced from $4,320 (2.4M x 2.4M) through to $6,490 (2.4M x 3M), custom sizing also available. www.designerugs.com.au.

You Light Up My Life… The ambience of any room can be changed by the addition of a beautiful light. The interior design elements of a stylistic floor or table lamp can also change the mood of the decor and give any room a whole new feel and look. Industria Nido Floor Lamp Australian Standard wiring, 2 fittings, Metal Frame. RRP: $ $1213


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his Autumn, Bugaboo continues its exciting collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation by launching a collection that puts one of the popartist’s most iconic images in the limelight. The Bugaboo + Andy Warhol Banana collection is inspired by Warhol’s legendary print created in 1966 and subsequently chosen to adorn the first album cover of The Velvet Underground and Nico, produced by Andy Warhol. The collection includes a complete Bugaboo Cameleon3, as well as a footmuff and seat liner that can be used on all Bugaboo strollers. “Andy Warhol defied convention and challenged the world to see art differently. Bugaboo’s newest collection celebrates this rebellious, Rock n’ Roll attitude with some of their best designs yet.” – Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Bugaboo Banana Collection: Cameleon3 RRP $1,629; Footmuff RRP $250; Seat Liner RRP $99.95

Designer heaven... Left & Top left: Designer heaven whatever your style and decor Noosa Classics at Gibson Rd Noosaville has a story to fit your style...

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Holiday in style

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Words: Kaylene Murray

WINTER GETAWAY… A SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR READERS. Enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a $150 dinner voucher for Noosa’s Berardo’s Restaurant or Berardo’s on the Beach, when you stay three nights in a onebedroom beachfront apartment at the 4.5 star Seahaven Noosa. This package is priced from $1,495 per room twin share or upgrade to a rooftop space penthouse suite for $1,705 per room twin share. Valid for travel 1st May – 30th June 2014. Conditions apply. Bookings visit www.seahavennoosa.com.au or phone (07) 5447 3422

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Luxury has a new address…

Last year the covers were up, workmen and machinery feverishly took over the site of Seahaven Resort on Hastings Street, and everyone anxiously waited for the butterfly to emerge from her cocoon.

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ell, the wait was definitely worth it. Luxury now has a new address right in the heart of Noosa's famed shopping street, with the newly refurbished Seahaven Resort Noosa welcoming guests back to the beach. The owner's of Noosa's largest beachfront resort have spent $16 million to recreate every element of the property. Now fully remodelled and modernised, this prestige property with its iconic position taking up almost one fifth of the Hastings Street beach frontage, is bright, stylish and all-new. Whilst maintaining the property's original structure and integrity, the three-part building now offers stylishly decorated, beachfront apartments and rooftop penthouses that are perfectly positioned to take in the sweeping views of the ocean. The modern atmosphere has been designed to accommodate the requirements of families, couples and corporates working or holidaying in the region.

The four rooftop penthouses each feature a six-person spa pool; and the ground level apartments offer easy access to the grassed courtyards, barbecue areas, swimming pools, and direct access to Noosa Main Beach through two private gates. All the one and two bedroom, beachfront units contain full kitchens, laundry facilities, and spa baths, as well as luxury furnishings, and secure parking, The interiors feature softly muted colours and furnishings that reflect the beachside location. The resort's many facilities include a gymnasium, four heated pools plus spa, covered beachfront barbecue area, lush grassed courtyard areas, disability access facilities, as well as Foxtel, free in-room WIFI, Bluetooth/iPhone stereo, and daily apartment servicing. Seahaven has always been a firm favourite with tourists, many of whom have a permanent yearly booking, so that they don't miss out on their prime beachfront location. A lot of these guests have been coming to Seahaven for generations, and many of these people were the first to check in when the resort reopened in late December. Seahaven Resort Noosa's manager, Lee-Ann Hay said "It was great to be able to welcome back familiar faces to our completely new resort - sitting in the same position as before." "It was wonderful to see the delight on our first guest's faces when they saw all that we had accomplished."


Nest Holidays Letting Management… a boutique alternative to managing your property.

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t Nest Holidays you are personally given our undivided attention ensuring that your property is managed, maintained and presented to an optimum level. Nest Holidays offers you a comprehensive service that is customised and delivered with a commitment to uncompromising levels. Your property will be superbly maintained and cared for by our own specialist team and ready for guests to enjoy the ultimate holiday. Nest Holidays will give you total peace of mind and a single point of contact from managing renovations to guest preparation, meet and greet and impeccable cleaning with the finest attention to detail. As a registered Agency, your property will receive the very best exposure through comprehensive advertising on several accommodation websites ensuring that your property will be well advertised to visitors from both Australia and Internationally, rewarding you with priority search results, and generating strong returns. If you have not yet considered the financial benefits of holiday letting your property, please contact our specialist team for a personal visit to discuss how your property can generate a strong

return whist reserving your own priorities. With our boutique agency you're not just another key with a number. In our ‘nest’ you will enjoy complete piece of mind that in your absence, your property will be cared for as if it was our own and respected with professionalism and integrity. www.nestholidays.com.au

Taking the worry out of holiday letting

What some of our clients are saying: JAMES & DIANNA • ABSENT OWNERS, EUROPE “Nest helped to make the preparations for our holiday letting less stressful and launch our property in a professional manner.Their attention to detail and eye for quality made it easy for us both to trust them with their management and care of our property. They have managed to keep all parties happy (guests, owners & neighbours). Our customer reviews are evidence of a well run property! We thoroughly recommend Nest Holidays”. FRASER & ELIZABETH • HOLIDAY GUESTS "From the moment we were warmly greeted, we knew that our holiday was going to be special. In addition to the immaculate presentation of this property, it was the attention to the smallest detail that completed the experience. The provision of fine linen and luxurious towels, the complimentary coffee pods, wi-fi and even a bin service that contributed to our wonderful holiday. In our view Nest Holiday Management has certainly set a high bench mark when it comes to holiday letting on the Sunshine Coast!”

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RIMINI by the River Your Ticket to Relaxation

Driving up the sweeping drive to the portico at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, on the Gold Coast, one felt that you were entering a stately Queensland estate. With its classic style and graceful architecture reflecting a timeless elegance, the resort has been a welcome destination for Australian and international tourists, stars and business people alike since its opening.

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he property boasts five separate accommodation wings, each linked to the hub of the resort,The Great House, by meandering walkways through the lush tropical gardens and towering trees. The gardens and buildings surround a central beach-style swimming pool complete with pristine white sand, where guests can lounge on daybeds whilst taking in the vista and sipping on a tropical cocktail, and families can frolic in the protected blue water for hours on end.

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Only 50 metres from the picturesque Noosa river wine and dine precinct Stylish, clean, well appointed self contained 1 & 2 bedroom holiday apartments. Very Central Location set in a quite side street back from the traffic and noise Call us today for your quality family getaway or romantic couples escape.

Rimini By The River 7- 15 Edward Street, Noosaville P: +61 (0)7 5473 0000 Email: bookings@rimini.com.au

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Below: A hidden private dining room for you and 11 others can be yours for only $250 including choice of menu from the 2 restaurants on either side. Situated in a void space at the aft of the ship between two restaurants it’s stunning all white decor with highlight of rich red carpet, art work and Italian Murano glass chandelier will certainly impress...


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A sanctuary for the mind and soul… There are 243 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, including the Federation Suites that offer balcony views across the Coomera River and pool area, a living room complete with fireplace, kitchen and dining room, lavish bedroom and en suite complete with a personal spa and sauna; and the Manor Suite 231sqm of opulence, including 4-poster bed, baby grand piano and formal living room. The Recreation Club offers those looking to keep fit while on holiday the use of an expertly fitted out gym. And, those wishing to partake of a round of golf can visit Sanctuary Cove's championship The Palms course. And, for those looking to unwind there is the Champions Day Spa. Dining is always a priority when we travel, and the InterContinental has that covered perfectly. Breakfasts are taken in The Cove Café, where personalised omelettes are a specialty. These fluffy gems are cooked to order to satisfy your inner cravings. Luncheons, High Tea and Dinner are also on offer with menus to tempt even the fussiest of diners. Their signature restaurant ,The Fireplace offers a heady atmosphere of wood fire ovens, and huge preparation table within the restaurant, that offers diners the excitement of watching the kitchen activities as their meals are lovingly prepared by the chefs. Recently, General Manager Monique Harmer and her team hosted 'A Conversation with Parashuram Pathak' in the restaurant - a very special evening designed to showcase Executive Sous Chef, Parashuram Pathak's food

philosophy and the restaurant's new menu. The four-course degustation menu for the evening was perfectly matched by Louis Roederer Champagne, chosen by The Fireplace Sommelier David Steven'sCastro and introduced by the author of 'Champagne Guide 2013-2014' - Tyson Stelzer. With offerings of Quail prosciutto, golden plum, brioche and cranberry served with 2008 Louis Roederer Rosé; Moreton Bay bugs, local Mud crab, peaches, samphire and garden yarrow with NV Louise Roederer Brut Premier; Rambutan Ice with citrus and micro basil; then wood-fired roasted veal Chateaubriand 'its sweetbread', King Edward potato and mushroom presented with 2007 Louis Roederer Brut; the dinner finished with a taste of Mount Tamborine Witches Chase Cheese and summer fruit served with 2007 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blanc. This was definitely a night to remember, and the perfect opportunity to sample Parashuram's menu and food vision for The Fireplace. His dishes wove a fine web between food artistry and dining pleasure. The Fireplace will be hosting an array of exciting food and wine evenings throughout the year, so be sure to check their website for details. For full information on Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Ph: 1800 781 066 or visit www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com The Fireplace is open for dinner Monday – Sunday from 6pm – 10pm. For bookings 'phone 07 5530 1234

Oceania Cruises’ luxurious ship Marina has just made her second appearance in Australia and New Zealand.

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nd, we were lucky enough to be invited onboard to view this stunning vessel firsthand, as she made her first visit to Brisbane. The Marina has been exploring the pristine French Polynesia, before sailing down Australia’s east coast to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Marina made her maiden voyage in January 2011 when she redefined the upper-premium cruise market. Carrying 1250 guests, onboard facilities include 10 dining venues (six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants), an array of bars and lounges, a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness centre, swimming pool and hot tubs. This sailing palace offers guests all the luxuries they could possibly desire onboard, many of which are firsts for any ship; including the first hands-on cooking school at sea, Bon Appétit Culinary Centre, as well as the first namesake restaurant at sea of Master Chef Jacques Pépin. The Marina also includes the first Ralph Lauren Home furnished Owner’s Suites and luxurious accommodations by Dakota Jackson; and the first Wine Spectator wine program, as well as the first Lalique grand stairway For epicureans at heart, Oceania Cruises’ exclusive Bon Appétit Culinary Center, available on Marina and sister ship Riviera, features 24 fully equipped work stations with induction cook tops and convection ovens. The centre affords guests the opportunity to become “Master Chefs” of the sea through hands-on cooking experiences suitable for all levels of aptitude. Recently awarded "Best Premium/Contemporary Cruise Line" at the 2013 Virtuoso® Gala Awards in Las Vegas, Oceania Cruises is renowned for its world-class gourmet cuisine, unparalleled service and award-winning itineraries. For more information, please visit www.oceaniacruises.com or email info@oceaniacruises.com.au. Guests can book directly with their preferred travel agent. NoosaStyleLiving

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GenuineChinese Furniture &Collectibles Furniture - Persian rugs - Porcelain & accessories

NEW CONTAINER HAS JUST ARRIVED

Personally selected from Antique purveyors in China. These unique pieces are becoming extremely rare and valuable. Available now direct from the importers warehouse at Noosaville. You will be pleasantly surprised at the range and the generous discounted prices available.

Up to & 70% OFF - END OF STOCK - French Provencial (Hamptons) Range

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or those wanting to create a green wall to grow their own herbs or hanging plants, but are a bit worried about how complicated it might be - check out this simple idea seen recently at the Green Villages sustainability hub at the annual Rootstock Sydney Festival. This is eco-friendly gardening meets recycling for the 21st century. Green Villages website greenvillages.com.au offers bright ideas for sustainable living, tips and ideas.

hey're perfectly suited to life on the coast - and who isn't! Their fleshy leaves, glaucous foliage and ability to grow in poor soils are adaptations suited to strong winds and salt. Succulents are available in so many different forms and habits, in striking colours and architectural shapes - they come as trees, ground covers and shrubs, and are notable for their beautiful flowers, which ten to bloom when other plants in the garden are not flowering. Aeonium arboreum Houseleek Recognisable by its flat rosette foliage. Ranges from a flat habit to a branching from up to 80 centimetres tall. Survives in front-line salt conditions and poor rocky soil. Cultivars include 'Atropurpureum', a reddish purple variety, and 'Zwartkop', and almost black form. Agave americana Century Plant It deserves respect, thanks to a serious array of thorns, and plenty of room, as a single specimen can be up to 2 metres wide. Looking brilliant as a single specimen or in a clump, americana is grown for its foliage as, although the 4 metre tall flower is spectacular,it signifies the death of the plant. Most are blue but there are several cultivars, including 'Variegata', which has a green centre and yellowish margin, and 'Mediopicta', with a white centre and green margin. Extremely hardy, americana requires full sun and freedraining soil. Agave attenuata Lion's Tail Probably the most common of all succulents grown, it forms a green rosette up to 1 metre wide and, although it looks best on the ground, will become arboreal given lower light and lack of space. I prefer to grow them in a clump rather than individual specimens as the foliage colour is too soft to be noticed when not en masse. Agave victoriae-reginae Queen Victoria Agave My favourite agave, it looks as if it has been painted by an artist to highlight the leaf borders with fine white lines. The most highly prized plant of the mid-1800s, it was named after Queen Victoria. Very hardy, you will want to feature it in an elevated space as it only grows 50 centimetres tall and dan get swamped by larger material. Suitable for sunny, slaty free-draining locations. Aloe barberae Tree Aloe I once maintained a property with a specimen of barber, 10 metres tall and 5 metres wide. Sadly, most are removed before they get this big as it appears to have become the pot plant of the moment. It is extremely salt and wind tolerant, making this species one of the largest trees you can use in the toughest of locations. Flowers are rose pink and foliage is olive green. Information courtesy: Australia Coastal Gardens by Myles Baldwin, Murdoch Press RRP $89.99.

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Add flair and function to your outdoor entertaining areas… Prepare your outdoor entertaining area for long afternoons spent dining al fresco with family and friends. Australian hardwood timbers are not only suitable for decking, they also add character in many unique ways - such as garden walls, screens, seating, gates, fences, pergolas - even a children's cubby house. Some species, such as Blackbutt are also bushfire and termite resistant. Boral Timber www.boral.com.au/timber

Refresh your outdoor palette… Give outdoor furniture a bright and cheerful makeover this Easter, with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover spray paint (gloss real orange). Featuring a 360 degree any-angle trigger, this paint and undercoat in-one, is an easy, affordable way to update your outdoor space to give a whole new feel to your seasonal entertaining hub. For more information www.rustoleum.com.au

Create a backyard oasis this season… Introduce the aesthetic appeal of natural stone to outdoor spaces with Boral Cultured Stone cladding. Cleverly engineered to look like traditional stone, this affordable manufactured stone product is available in eight distinctive ranges and a wide variety of shapes, colours and textures. Boral Cultured Stone wwwboral.com.au/stone

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Outside Noosa offers 3D design expertise | Garden make overs | Plant selection | Advanced plants Drought tolerant gardens | Turf and irrigation | Lighting | Paving | Retaining and feature stone walls | Decks, pergolas and pavilions | Vertical gardens Comprehensive body corporate and home garden maintenance services

Landscape Design & Concept Centre: 16 Mary Street, Noosaville Telephone 5448 0250 info@outsidenoosa.com.au www.outsidenoosa.com.au NoosaStyleLiving

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Kangaroo Dundee all set for Brisbane... Living in a tin shed with no power, shower or toilet, Chris 'Brolga' Barns became a household name after the BBC and ABC screened a two-part documentary 'Kangaroo Dundee' in early 2013, telling the story of Brolga's efforts to save one half of our national Coat-of-Arms.

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Love it… Want it!! Aston Martin DB Convertible Junior

Christmas is just 9 months away - and every child with a penchant for cars will want one of these little beauties…even the parents will be asking Santa for a very special present this year.

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ston Martin Heritage dealer Nicholas Mee & Company LTD is now offering a toy car replicating the Aston Martins of the 1960s. I can't think of any child who wouldn't crave a fabulous, shiny, new toy car that actually drives, even of it does cost a cool £16,500 (VAT included). Designed for children over ten years of age, the Aston Martin DB Convertible Junior is a very serious toy car - equipped with a four-stroke, aircooled 110cc gasoline engine mounted at the front, sending power to the rear wheels through a

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three-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The hardware setup enables the junior-sized car to hit a top speed of 46 mph (74 km/h) which can be limited for safety reasons (obviously). It has also been fitted with Brembo disc brakes, features a coil-over suspension, and the pedal box is fully adjustable. The mini car is 2500mm long and 1030mm wide, has a key-operated electric start, as well as a horn and indicators. Just like a BIG one. Available in a plethora of exterior paint hues, the Aston Martin junior car offers either vinyl or leather interior in different colours and a wooden steering wheel. Start saving now…www.nicholasmee.co.uk

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n 2005, Brolga was leading a tour group out to Uluru, when he came across a dead kangaroo with a live baby in its pouch. He was so touched by the situation, that he rescued the joey, quit his job, and started a kangaroo education and rescue service in Alice Springs. For the next four years, he worked odd jobs for extra cash, including cleaning buses, and stacking shelves. In 2009, he was able to lease a 36 hectare property on which he opened the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs. After the documentary went to air in January last year, Brolga, received tens of thousands of dollars in donations from viewers inspired by his efforts, with all the money going towards building Brolga's dream - Central Australia's first wildlife hospital. This year, Brolga was a State Finalist in the Australian of the Year, Local Hero Awards, for his extraordinary contribution to his local community. And, in April, Australia's world-famous Kangaroo Dundee is one of many big-name special guests, who will appear at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 & Outdoors Show. Visitors to the Show will be able to catch Brolga in a series of guest appearances hosted on The Waeco Outback Stage presented by 4WD Touring, where he will share stories and information on his wildlife saving efforts. The 2014 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and the National 4x4 & Outdoors Show is certain to be a onestop-shop for any outdoor enthusiast, with exhibitor space almost at capacity and hundreds-of-thousands of products on display. For further information and to purchase tickets for the Show, held at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds from April 4th-6th, please go to www.tinnieandtackle.com.au or www.4x4show.com.au.

CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS For your chance to win one of 10 double passes to the Show, please email your name and daytime telephone contact number to win@styleliving.com.au and write Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show and the National 4x4 Outdoors Show in the subject line. Winners will be drawn 1st April and notified personally.


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Ladies if your husband can’t afford the Bentley at least he can buy you a handbag or scarf... Vivid examples of Bentley’s exquisite colour palette bring new haute-couture choices to a woman’s range of luxury accessories.

The celebration of ‘pure’ colour extends the collection of two handbag models – the Continental and the Barnato bags – with references to Bentley’s signature bespoke hide combinations.

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oncepts of refined luxury inspire a Special Ivory derived from Bentley’s 1952 Continental R-Type executed for the Continental handbag model in patent leather with a deep Burgundy interior. The Barnato handbag is now offered in an Imperial Blue exterior with Linen panels, a Linen interior accented with Imperial Blue pockets, representing the ultimate expression of luxury and refinement in harmony with sea and coastal landscapes, yachting and other leisure pursuits. Classical historic colours include Dragon Red drawn from the Continental GT V8, also executed in patent leather; and Cumbrian Green, which glances back to the renowned Bentley Blower model executed in combined patent and smooth leather, thus replicating the traditional 1930’s design where the car body was part paint, part trimmed in leather. Further intense colour specifications have been created through the significant expression of combinations evident in Bentley’s model palette. These bespoke pairings reflect a variety of global definitions of luxury taste, matching regional social and cultural values. The colour combinations can also be perceived as ‘passe-partouts’, or central blocks of colour which are bordered by contrast tones, as a picture in a frame. Such combinations include: Saffron/Linen, Imperial Blue/Linen, Portland/Pillar Box Red, Saddle/Linen.

Relevant to Bentley’s extensive current car colours are combinations which express a thematic contemporary fashion statement: Autumn/light blue (seasonal), Burgundy/Linen (classic), St James’ Red/Aquamarine (avant garde). Dr Ariane Reinhart, member of the board of Bentley Motors, comments: “The colours are strong and exciting. We want to bring accents of daring colour into a woman’s wardrobe. “The shades emphasise an aspect of the true Bentley personality, which a new generation of female customers can enjoy in their daily lives. The new handbag colours are complemented by the new silk scarves and bring the refined luxury and bespoke elements of a Bentley to a wider female audience.” The silk scarves depict architectural and natural landscape features in an abstract pattern. Within the scarf images are featured the Jacobean mansion of Crewe Hall, the historic estate of Tatton Park and the renowned façade of Bentley’s factory. The pool of colours lifts the traditional silk scarf into a modern interpretation that is full of life. In the two colour combinations of blue/Magenta and orange/Magenta can be found a compass, a composition of Bentley’s wings logo, a map of the world and a dial from a Bentley dashboard. Continental handbag: £3,800 / $US 5,500 Barnato handbag: £4,800 / $US 7,000 Silk scarves: £180 / $US 278 To order from the collection please visit your local Bentley dealer, our on-line store: www.bentleyhandbagcollection.com www.bentleycollection.com

Can’t find the perfect Kombi camper? Forget the conventional… it's time to create a retro 'summer of love' experience in your very own 'hippie-tastic' VW Kombi Camper Van Tent.

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fficially licensed by Volkswagon, the VW Tent is a full size replica of the 1965 Camper Van - large enough to stand up in and internally zip-divided into two rooms, sleeping 2 people in each. Fly sheet doors separate the inner compartments and a 300cm x 100cm waterproof groundsheet is sewn into the inside of the tent. (1965) Officially licensed by Volkswagon Two zip-separated, Double Size rooms Doors open, just like on the original Fly sheet doors separate inner compartments Manufactured by the factory who produces tents for North Face, K2 and Coleman. Technical Specifications 3000mm x 1000mm Waterproof groundsheet is sewn into the inside of the VW Tent Sleeps four adults Dimensions External: approx 398cm(L) x 187cm(H) x 155cm(D) RRP $449.00 For more information visit: www.gyrofish.com.au/vw-tent-kombi-camper

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Southeast Asia: A Region Revealed Introduction by Michael Montesano Published by John Beaufoy Publishing UK Covering Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, this captivating book is a testament to the amazing variety of cultures, wildlife and geographical features of the region. Each country has specific attractions: for birdwatchers, Borneo and Indonesia have unrivalled opportunities; sunseekers can bask on the many beaches of the Philippines and Thailand; Singapore offers all the excitements of a thoroughly modern city; Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, all just opening up to tourism, have marvellous temples and unspoilt countryside. All offer travellers a memorable experience whether for adventurous holidays, cultural tours or indulgent relaxation. In words and stunning pictures, Southeast Asia: A Region Revealed provides an unbeatable introduction to this rich and colourful area. Mick Shippen is a freelance writer and photographer who travels extensively throughout Asia. David Bowden is a freelance photojournalist based in Malaysia, specialising in travel and the environment. Nigel Hicks is a freelance writer and photographer who has travelled widely throughout Asia working for a large number of book and magazine publishers.

Life's a Journey The Adventure Continues By: Ken Duncan Published by: Panographs Publishing RRP $59.95 Life’s a Journey showcases renowned Australian landscape photographer Ken Duncan OAM, who shares previously untold stories from his extensive career and presents a series of exquisite new photographs captured worldwide. Part autobiography, part travelogue and part reflection, this is a book of wonderful variety and range. Every spread is illustrated by Ken’s superb images: from the Aussie

outback to Africa, from the Antarctic to China – and many more stunning locations around the world. Featuring many never-before-seen photos and a variety of previously untold stories, Ken Duncan: Life’s a Journey is a magnificent and passionate “commentary on life” that’s been more than thirty years in the making.

50/60/70 Iconic Australian Homes three decades of domestic architecture By: Karen McCartney Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $49.99 From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia experienced an economic boom, which heralded a new approach to domestic design. The work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto and Ludwig Miew van der Rohe, among others, strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects who adopted modernise principles in their work. In this wonderful collection, McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect. These are simple family homes designed with a timeless integrity. All have a connection, one way or another, with their landscape. They combine outstanding architectural principles with an interior that remains in keeping with the integrity of the house. The book release coincides with an exciting exhibition of Iconic Australian Houses at the Museum of Sydney, 12th April - 17th August.

Australian travel show pioneers the Leyland Brothers enthralled television audiences every Sunday evening for decades. Mike and Mal took armchair travellers all over Australia with adventurous real life experiences that remain unrivalled today.

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adly, Mike Leyland passed away in 2009 after battling Parkinson’s Disease but Mal is alive and well and taking up residence in Maleny. Mal and his wife of 44 years Laraine will continue to travel but when they are not on the road they plan to relax on the Sunshine Coast. Mal says they had always wanted to live in Maleny.“We have lived an almost self sufficient lifestyle on a 25 acre property in Glen Innes for the past 12 years but looking after cows, goats, pigs and fruit trees has become a bit of chore,” he says. “We opted for a new home in Living Gems Sunstone Gardens Resort at Maleny. It’s maintenance free and the resort offers a host of five star facilities and an active social life. It gives us the best of both worlds, a country village lifestyle with holiday resort amenities.” Mal is not only a pioneer traveller he is a prolific writer with a string of books to his credit. His latest work is an autobiography that is due for release by Allen and Unwin in August. It promises to be a big hit with Australian readers as anyone who grew up in this country instantly recognises the Leyland name and recalls the catchy Leyland Brothers’ signature tune. Readers will discover the Leyland family history is worthy of a major television drama. Mal’s parents emigrated from England in the early 1950s. Mal was five and his brother Mike was eight. They were immediately captivated by their new home in Newcastle but it was the first of many. Mal says his father was an entrepreneur and quick to see the opportunities in the Lucky Country. “My dad came to Australia to give us a better life. Back then immigrants had to be sponsored by a resident citizen and show they had a secure place to live. We moved in with an English family that had emigrated several years earlier. “My dad worked hard to ensure our future. When the officials at Australia House in London were a bit slow processing our immigration application my dad wrote to then Prime Minister Menzies asking for help. He received a reply, the application was processed and we boarded the boat for the long journey to the other side of the world. “Dad capitalised on the booming economy and went into real estate. This often involved selling the family home so we were always on the move. Mike and I became especially close because the constant moves made it difficult to keep friends. Our relationship was based on friendship and brotherly love but we had more than a few spats in our business partnership,” he says. Mal’s memoirs, the experiences gleaned during a life well lived and his flair for story telling without embellishment guarantees a good read. His yet untitled autobiography will be treasured by people of all ages who admire a winning spirit and a sense of adventure.


live theatre From Snow White to Tangled… Disney On Ice presents

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apunzel will be there, as will Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. There'll be Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook. Alice will star, and the Mad hatter. Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear of course will make an appearance. Ant, then there's Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon. The show will take audiences on a magical journey spanning 50 years of Disney animated film. From the

inaugural Show White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the 50th film, Tangled, this ice skating extravaganza commemorates the legacy of Disney films with an all-new medley of Disney tales that will captivate audiences. It will be magical. Brisbane Entertainment Centre: 28th - 30th June. Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice

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Celebrating 50 years of Disney animated film on the ice.

TheLast Confession Internationally acclaimed British actor, David Suchet will reprise his role on stage in the conspiracy thriller, ‘The Last Confession’ in Australia this year.

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aking his Australian stage debut, David Suchet is an Olivier and Emmy Award winner and BAFTA and Tony Award nominee. He is best known for playing Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, having starred in all 74 television movies over 25 years. This is an iconic role that has taken him into the lounge room of millions around the world. Further to his role in Agatha Christie’s renowned series, Suchet has enjoyed an extensive theatre career, and starred in numerous films and television series around the world. In ‘The Last Confession’ he will play the role of Cardinal Giovanni Benelli. Tony Award winner Brian Bedford, most recently acclaimed for his direction and performance as Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ on Broadway, will star as Pope John Paul I.

Sure to ignite controversial debate, ‘The Last Confession’ is set within the corridors of power in the Vatican and explores the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978. He died only 33 days after being elected and before he could set his liberal reforms into place. Suspicions are aroused when it is revealed that the new Pope had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced on the evening before his death. The Vatican refuses to conduct an official investigation into the death but the politically savvy Cardinal Giovanni Benelli who had engineered the election of Pope John Paul, is determined to find the truth.Originally premiering at the Chichester Festival Theatre before a hugely successful transfer to The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End, ‘The Last Confession’ is written by first time playwright

Roger Crane and has been acclaimed by both the audience and critics alike. Brisbane Lyric Theatre, QPAC. 20th - 24th August Tickets: www.qpac.com.au or Phone: 136 246

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Putting Noosa in the sites ofAsian travellers Words David Bowden

It had been years since I was last in Noosa. Then, I was on holidays and also to see friends who operated Lawfords Store in Noosa Sound.

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hen I returned last year the sight of people sun baking on Noosa’s beaches confirmed that I had arrived on the Sunshine Coast. Turquoise waters and golden sands have sold Noosa forever and it’s refreshing to experience a marketing message that fulfils the promise. My mission was to attend the festival at the invitation of Queensland Tourism and write about it for Asian publications. A tough life I know, but someone’s got to do it so it wasn’t with too much hesitation that I accepted the challenge. Being an Aussie who hasn’t lived in Australia for over two decades the opportunity to return is always welcomed. Years ago I took up a position with an international NGO in Malaysia and for various reasons, haven’t returned permanently to Australia although I get back regularly. I was born in Newcastle and weaned on Hunter Valley wines as a student so wine has been important in my life since – for research purposes, you understand, not because I enjoy it! This wine knowledge assisted me in writing about wines in Asia where there is no wine industry to speak of and where wines were little understood when I arrived. This has changed and many Asians are now knowledgeable and hungry (or thirsty) to learn more and to include wine and food touring while holidaying. My love of such holidays is useful as I now have the opportunity to write about what I love to do myself. Now that the pioneer holiday destinations of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the reef are on the itineraries of many Asians, it’s my understanding that places like Noosa are new territory for many, hence my invitation to attend the festival. Last year’s festival was superb but as there is no such thing as a free lunch, my task was to write about the festival. I loved the events that I attended, the weather was fantastic and Noosa has a lot to offer overseas travellers.

Everyone needs a good reason to visit a new destination and there’s nothing like a food and wine festival to provide the motivation for me to travel back to Australia. With this in mind, I headed from Malaysia to Queensland for last year’s Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.

David Bowden David Bowden is an Australian travel writer based in Malaysia. He is the author of several iconic books on Asia in the ‘Enchanting Series’ published by John Beaufoy Publishing of the UK (www.johnbeaufoy.com). These include books on Malaysia, Bali & Lombok, Singapore, Langkawi, Borneo and the soon to be published, Penang and Vietnam. All are available in Australia. 104

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Asian Insights Not that I can speak for Asians, having lived there provides me with an insight as to what appeals to many. Unfortunately, Noosa’s beautiful beaches have only passing appeal to most Asians; they love to see it and photograph it. Lazing here for hours and frolicking in the water has minimal appeal. However, they love food and many are discovering wine. Wine will only be appeal to a few and spending hours swilling wine, isn’t always done. However, food is central to most Asians that I know. In Malaysia, the common greeting is sudah makan (have you eaten?) – if you have, you’ll discuss what you’ve eaten and, if you haven’t; you’ll eat or discuss the possibilities. Delicious food is cheap, sold almost everywhere and around the clock. Put simply; Malaysians eat because they can. The lack of hawker food in Australia puts a dampener on the eating habits of many Asians, but they soon find alternatives. Most need rice regularly and aren’t always open to eating ‘Australian food’ (whatever that is, but usually perceived to be Western food). Every few days there will be withdrawal symptoms and an urgent need to eat Asian food regardless of its quality. Australia’s quality and availability of seafood is renowned among Asian travellers. Seafood is perceived as a premium food and they can’t get enough of it. Therefore, many festival events will have huge appeal among Asian visitors. To continue a few generalisations, Asians love to shop. For me to understand this is difficult but I’ve thought long and hard about the phenomena. Shopping provides the trophies of travel and buying things you can’t get back home puts you in good stead with friends back home. Many people in the travel industry talk about ‘ecotourism’ but for Asian travellers, they should be thinking of ‘egotourism’ as many travel to impress others. Maybe this isn’t a trait specifically Asian; one of the reasons people travel is to brag about where they went and what they did. Buying specific items provides an outward sign of this. So most of my Asian friends will get twitchy if they can’t shop and many Australian destinations are perceived as being ‘dead’ in the evening because shops are closed. Market shopping is a must-do activity and Eumundi Market and Noosa Farmers’ Market would be hugely popular. Most Asians don’t travel to relax. They’ve spent good money getting to expensive destinations like Australia so it’s important to cram in as much as they can in one day. Most want quality accommodation and don’t suggest a walk in the rainforest; they have that back home and don’t walk there, so why should they start in Australia. Generalisations aside, there are many well to do, urbane, moneyed and well-travelled Asians who will just love Noosa .


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