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Laguna Noosa Festival of Surfing 2018 Another year…another wave on First Point. 27 years on and the crowds are still lining the beaches, to watch the impressive array of events. Eight days of pure stoke is the catch-cry of new and older generations. The longboards have alway been a major drawcard for Noosa - they epitomise the longstanding love relationship between our locals and visitors alike. Still the best by far the Surfing Dogs!


satirical romp in a Noosa-lookalike seaside town, to the devastating consequences of a nuclear disaster on a fictional family in a remote Six writers, six stories - that’s the basis region of Russia. for an unusual new book by an even ‘We set out to cover a multitude of more unusual group of authors, sins within the covers of one book, whose latest contribution to the local with each author exercising their own literary scene is to be showcased next imagination and engaging the reader month. Photo: Standing, with their own peculiar writing style,’ from he book marks a radical Kelly, Carien McGuleft: Laura Kippen, Maria Benson explained Sheila Mason, who writes , Barbara in (editor); Seated departure for Noosa Writers, : Re becca S Mason, Grayham Bickley, under the name Rebecca S Mason and Celia Esplin. who once again have combined their whose own contribution, Finding talents to produce what promises to be their most memorable book to date. Whilst their previous four volumes have focussed on short story-telling, Clara, lifts the lid off a scandal involving murder and intrigue in a picturepostcard English village, halfway around the world from the main the emphasis this time channels their skills into a new genre – long short protagonist’s Queensland home. ‘Think Midsomer Murders-meets-Silent stories, or novellas. Disobedient Tumbleweeds, the catchy title of their latest anthology, is Witness,’ she joked. The book will be launched at The Gallery, upstairs at Noosa’s Arts and taken from a line in author Celia Esplin’s Villa Sangiovese, a steamy tale of a family’s lust, debauchery and devil-worship, set amongst the vineyards of Crafts Associations’ Wallace House on Friday, 6th April. And there to make the introductions, and discuss the book with its six authors, will be Noosa Tuscany. ‘Words, like disobedient tumbleweeds, can beguile and entrance, and lead Mayor, Cr. Tony Wellington, himself an established author, artist and wildlife the reader down untrodden paths,’ says Celia. And leading the reader down photographer, and a leading patron of the local arts scene. Bubbles, wine and nibbles, courtesy of local sponsors Bissell’s Paint and these diverse paths is precisely what each member of the group has set out Panel, and Noosa Outlook IGA, will be served. to achieve, each taking a separate route to arrive at a different destination.


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THIS ISSUE WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SEE Editor/ Publisher Kaylene Murray


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The season when trees are bathed in a cloak of autumnal colour - rich oranges and reds, highlighted by burnished greens and yellows... some falling to create a blanket underneath the trees and add magic to the panorama.


his season we have taken the time to find some startling rich, red wines to match our carefully curated food feature. We've sourced some great recipes for you to share over the Easter holiday period; dishes that will have your guests lining-up for seconds. Our local restaurants are set to thrill, with new menus on offer all over town. You're never left wanting in Noosa, as our local food scene is second to none. Our chefs pride themselves in choosing the very best, seasonal produce from our region's award-winning farmers and boutique 'open gate' properties. Proud member & supporter of Noosa events & festivals

We've also included some new trends to help you in your next interior re-imaging. Autumn is always the start of the 'home project' period - as the weather cools over the next six months.

With Noosa Food & Wine Festival on in May and Noosa Alive already taking bookings for their plethora of events in July, the next few months will be full of fun, food and entertainment in Noosa. Time to make a booking if you're not lucky enough to be a local. We also take the time to talk to some very interesting locals; including the Deputy Principal of Sunshine Beach State High School; and Ruby Rose the hottest ex DJ on the movie scene at the moment, who has joined the Aussie ratpack in America; as well as an award-winning winemaker, whose father lives in Montville. We also take a look inside Sunshine Butterflies and find out about their new fundraising project, that will enable more expansion in their hands-on projects. So much to read, so much to taste, so much to do. Autumn is here.

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Ruby Rose Adored all over the globe, could Ruby Rose be the coolest DJ-turned-film star ever?


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aving achieved the impossible in making the transition from MTV presenter and model to DJ… to Hollywood superstar, you might expect actress Ruby Rose to have assumed a rather aloof persona. After all, with increased infamy and success comes vulnerability to criticism and, particularly when you’re as lovely and captivating as Rose, almost daily intrusion of the press.

But the Melbourne native has maintained her down-to-earth approach to life and media duties, retaining an almost goofy charm that appears to have held her in high esteem with both the public and her Hollywood peers. “I don’t think anyone can change who they truly are, no matter what life throws at them,” she says, “unless you become so detached from reality, and I’m definitely not going down that route. It’s my past that shapes me, not the present.” Indeed, Rose remains extremely proud of her Antipodean heritage, and despite settling in Los Angeles, she and girlfriend Jessica Origliasso -

singer and guitarist with The Veronicas - are often spotted in the musician’s hometown of Brisbane, and have even been spied holidaying right here on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Rose also remains delightfully starstruck when confronted by her childhood heroes. She recalls gleefully the time she ‘tortured’ co-star Toni Collette on the set of her first film, XXX: Return of Xander Cage. “I couldn't help myself. She's one of the biggest stars at home and I consider her one of my icons, and you want to be respectful, but I just couldn't help myself.

“I kept shouting, 'You're terrible Muriel',” says Rose with a grin. “I'm surprised I didn't get a slap!” Stunningly beautiful with a razoredged toughness, the 32-yearold’s rapid ascent through the continues next page...




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Hollywood ranks comes as no surprise. It all began with her stint as a duplicitous inmate in Orange is the Black back in 2015, which quickly led to roles in a cluster huge action blockbusters, including XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and the John Wick franchise opposite Keanu Reeves, not to mention her appearance in last year’s Pitch Perfect 3 in which she played a swaggering rock singer with impressive bravado. But don’t be fooled into thinking success came easy for the brunette beauty, who had a series of hard knocks and big decisions to make along the way. She reveals that despite her detour into modelling and presenting, acting was always her first love. “I went to VCA, Victoria College of the Arts but literally within the first semester, I auditioned for MTV and ended up getting it. And it was literally like, sh*t, what do I do now?” Rose admits to only auditioning for the presenting role in order to experience the process of rejection, or so she thought.“It was a shock, but I took the job thinking,‘great, this will probably help me get into acting at some point down the line’. But it ended up having the opposite effect, and I couldn't get an acting job in Australia to save my life. Nobody would touch me because I was too well known,” she says, adding with a chuckle: “…or at least, that's what I like to tell myself!”

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The enterprising star subsequently upped sticks for LA, but encountered similar setbacks. “I ended up unemployed and sleeping on an air mattress with my dog for two years, with no work, no discernible income, going 'what the hell was I thinking?'“ she recalls. In the end, it was a phone call from Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange is the New Black, asking her to audition for the part of 10




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lead protagonist Piper’s scheming love interest Stella, which not only ended her spell of unemployment, but also paved the way for a glimmering film career. Now there appears to be no stopping the former presenter, as she continues to land monster roles. This year she will take on a prehistoric shark in The Meg, while also filming the third instalment of the John Wick series, as she quickly garners a reputation as ‘the action queen’, to which Rose remarks coyly: “If people are calling me that, I am beyond humbled and also at pains to convey, I should be so lucky.” On top of her film work, she is also an active campaigner for PETA and several mental health charities, along with playing a significant role in the current cultural revolution taking place within the LGBT community. In fact, it was Rose’s short film, Break Free, in which she transforms from a long-haired femme fatale into a handsome, heavily tattooed masculine figure, which became a viral hit and launched her as a gender fluid icon, an honour which Rose doesn’t take lightly. “It's very gratifying and kind of mind-blowing that I get to be part of a movement in society, bolstered and motivated by the media and popular culture,” she says. “There's a constant conversation about gay, lesbian, trans, gender fluidity and so much of that has come from shows like Orange and Transparent and what Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner have achieved, and to be part of that or to contribute in any small way is so very special.” 12


Q&A Do you find a lot of ‘bad-ass’ tattooed action roles coming your way? ROSE: For the most part. It's like that after anything you've done that's been received well. After I did Orange, I got offered three different Stellas, and I've got a lot more to give as an actor than repeat what I've done before, over and over. That's not me, I don't like to repeat the same day if I can help it.

You seem to have struck up a strong friendship with Vin Diesel…

ROSE: : Vin is like my big brother - he's my best friend, he's my fake boyfriend! I love that man so much I can't even tell you.

In a number of your films you look very relaxed with a rifle – as a pacifist, did that come naturally to you? ROSE: This is such a weird territory for me to be tackling because I am completely gun shy I am the ultimate pacifist. I'm about love not war, and I only touched a gun for the first time when I started doing films; and then, suddenly, I'm doing six weeks of sniper training and hauling around these huge insane weapons. But it's such a powerful tool to pull you into character.

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. . . s d r o w l a c i s m i h W If you have young children, you almost cer tainly would have experienced the wonder of Ruby Red Shoes, a delightfully aware hare brought to life through the whimsical words and stunning illustrations of author and ar tist, Kate Knapp.


Story: Nicole Madigan napp, creator and owner of home and giftwares store, Twigseeds, began her illustrious creative career on the Sunshine Coast about 25 years ago, when she would hand-paint greeting cards to sell at the Brisbane markets, with her first official exhibition taking place at the Noosa Regional Gallery .

"My relationship with the Sunshine Coast is a long and happy one,” says Knapp. "In the early 70s my parents took us to Noosa for holidays. That was the beginning of many happy years holidaying in such a magical part of the world. "Those were the days you walked along Hastings Street fresh out of the ocean with sandy feet and not a care in the world.” For some years, Knapp lived in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands, immersing herself in the area's very active arts and craft community. "I was as poor as a church mouse and worked in the local coffee shop to afford my art supplies, but I felt abundantly wealthy in so many ways. "It was a very happy and artistically fruitful time in my life.” A loyal following grew from those humble beginnings. Today the



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This year’s NOOSA alive! is undoubtedly the most stunning program of events presented in Noosa ever! Over ten magical days and nights of supreme culture and entertainment. NOOSA alive! (formerly the Noosa Long Weekend Festival), Australia’s premier regional performing arts and culture festival this year enters its 17th year and will takes place in and around Noosa from July 20-29, 2018. Tickets are on sale NOW! MARCH 16, 2018.


amed for consistently bringing the best of Australian and International talent to Noosa’s doorstep for 17 years, NOOSA alive! has earned the reputation of longest running and acclaimed regional performing arts & culture festival in the country and certainly the most enduring of Noosa’s own festivals.

And why is this year’s NOOSA alive! so special? This year is exceptional; the lineup of talent both local and visiting is STELLAR with 3 World Premiere performances, 6 Australian premieres/preview performances and 5 Queensland premieres performances…. this is a once only opportunity to engage in real quality of life experience. And that’s just for starters!..... THE J Theatre Series boasts 9 incredible events over ten days including BLAKE BOWDEN in the world premiere of STRAIGHT FROM THE HART coinciding with the release of his album for two performances only. Some…. of the other premium events taking place at The J during this festival include: 3 Queensland premiere performances of MARJORIE PRIME, starring theatre legend, Maggie Dence, IDA GIRLS, one exclusive Australian exclusive performance of the most glamorous and talented young opera sensations currently travelling the world, 2 Australian premiere performances of OLE! performed in 37 countries entertaining audiences with a modern mix of flamenco, pop, swing, blues, rock and jazz as they combine music, comedy, and audience interaction. Back to thrill is the QUEENSLAND BALLET presenting the world premiere of a new contemporary work. Acclaimed quartet to become quintet IDEA OF NORTH present ‘Groove Sessions’, One only Queensland premiere performance from Australia’s multi-ARIA award winning contemporary vocal

group. Piece de resistance, Multi-platinum selling and four-time ARIA awardwinning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan brings to NOOSA alive! Queensland’s Premiere Concert of her trio Elixir, with string quartet and Australia’s ‘poet laureate’ Michael Leunig. ‘ This has been a deal 3 years in the making, and a great coup for Noosa and NOOSA alive! I’m thrilled and very proud! ’ exclaimed Ian Mackellar For film / music buffs ‘Dangerous Song’ is an exquisite journey, that will transport you for an hour of your busy day, into a world where the voices of endangered animals speak directly to the heart in a way that words never can. This is a song for the planet and the animals are singing for their lives! If their calls don’t affect you, nothing will. Festival favourite for the 12th consecutive year, is Barrie Cassidy and INSIDERS followed by an optional forum lunch to continue discussion and debate at RACV Noosa Resort. Following in the tradition of presenting world class Cabaret, NOOSA alive! this year presents a world class Cabaret trifecta with the return of Helpmann Award winner, MICHAEL GRIFFITHS who joins the Legendary CARLOTTA Queen of the Cross. The other two shows are LIVVY & PETE, also starring, Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling, Amelia Ryan which tells the story through popular songs and dance of two of Australia’s greats, Olivia Newton John and Peter Allen, their wonderful friendship and professional associations. The trifecta is complete with legendary Australian actor and star of stage and screen STEPHEN CURRY in an evening of Food, Music and Wine at Noosa’s renowned ‘hatted’ restaurant – the Noosa Waterfront, menu directed by owner and Chef, Andrea Ravanezzi. There are Music Theatre events, National One Act Playwriting Competition, 6 food and culture events for which the festival is renowned that will sell out pronto and a festival within festival of literature & forum.

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Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo When: Saturday 12 May 2018 Where: Noosa AFL Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville Time: 10am-2pm Price: Free The Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo, presented by Zero Emissions Noosa, will showcase a wide range of electric transport options including cars, buses, e-bikes and boat motors. Electric transport is no longer something happening in the future. There are now many different electric-powered vehicles, and you will get the chance to find out about them and maybe even have a trial ride in a safe, off-road situation. Also speak to electric vehicle owners and suppliers.

Cooroy Fusion Festival 2018 When: Saturday 12 May 2018 Where: Mill Place precinct, Cooroy Library, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Time: 9.30am – 3pm Price: Free entry The annual Cooroy Fusion Festival is a celebration of artists, entertainers, artisans, food, community groups and much more in the Noosa hinterland town of Cooroy.


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NOOSA FOOD AND WINE 2018 When: Thursday 17 May to Sunday 20 May 2018 Where: Noosa The beautiful Noosa waterways will be a magical backdrop for the Noosa Food & Wine Festival, with more than 35 fantastic events showcasing some of Australia's best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa. Events will take place at the new Festival Village in Noosa Heads Lions Park, under the Noosa Tipi on Noosa Main Beach, along Hastings Street for the Long Lunch, in signature restaurants throughout Noosa, and in produce and brewery trails throughout the hinterland. Visiting chefs including Colin Fassnidge, Miguel Maestre, Adam D’Sylva, Kirsten Tibballs, Alessandro Pavoni, Christine Manfield and Giovanni Pilu will feature in some of Noosa favourite restaurants, and at the waterfront Festival Village Chefs Skills Table and main stage cooking demonstrations. five race distances from a fun run through to the full Marathon. Chase the sun and run down your dreams with the flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on-road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa Heads. You’ll never be far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. Runners can choose from five different race distances: Half-lap 5km fun run, 10km, 21.1km, 31.6km or the full four-lap 42.2km marathon. Or grab some friends and take up the two or fourmember Team Relay option for the full Marathon and share the fun.

The Cooroy Bendigo Bank Entertainment Tent has live music all day, there are free rides for the kids, food and market stalls showcasing local produce and artwork. The Butter Factory Arts Centre also houses workshops and exhibitions. The annual Noosa Orchid Society Mothers Day Show and The Cooroora Woodworkers shows are also open.

Noosa Vegan Festival When: Saturday 21 April 2018 Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads Price: Earlybird adult entry from $13, children 12 and under free The Noosa Vegan Festival will be a unique and fun day for the whole family, showcasing a wide variety of stalls, speakers, guests, delicious food and wine. Vegan food, with delicious flavours and cuisines; products including local delicacies, cruelty-free



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Estée Lauder Limited Edition Makeup Collection… featuring Victoria Beckham Smart, sophisticated, strong and sensual, these are the values that Victoria Beckham wants to share with the world. "Celebrating fashion, colours and places that I have visited," Victoria explains "I love to make women feel like th best versions of themselves." The Paris Look is sensual and bold, the Parisian lip is opulent in matt black cassis. The eye is simple yet graphic. Super matte black liquid eyeliner provides a cool approach to a classically defined look. "I love the allure of Paris - the sophisticated style on the street is contagious. The new Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Makeup Collection is available at selected retailers nationally.

BOSS The Scent Parfum Edition for Her… Inviting the BOSS woman to take part in a sophisticated game of equals, THE SCENT Parfum Edition for Her is a luxurious scent that seduces the senses. The deep and sensual core is driven by the captivating osmanthus absolute, a rare raw material that showcases the hidden dark side of the osmanthus flower; all enhanced by cistus absolute and a roasted cocoa base, providing he wearer a sensual balsamic edge that exudes a warm elegance. Eau de Parfum 50ml $129

NOMADE Chloé Wherever she goes, she is carried by the incessant movement, transporting her to the rhythm of the present moment. This woman, with her nomadic identity, sees herself in the eyes of the world. A mix of softness and strength, the facets of this powerful floral chypre blow like the winds of freedom. Available nationally. eau de parfum RRP 30ml $99; 50ml $140; 75ml $180 1: Gucci 00370 $445 2: william morris Black Label BL 042 $349 3: Maui Jim RS 747 Monstera Leaf $599 Available from HANKS Optometrists Gibson Rd Noosaville



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Cosmetic dentistry is expensive – right? Well it doesn’t have to be. Divine Dental has a whole range of cosmetic dental services that won’t break the bank. From simply whitening your teeth for a more radiant smile, to composite veneers that can help form a beautiful smile without the need for complex dentistry. Even Orthodontics can be quick and easy for some patients and with Divine Dental treatment plans starting at just $39 per week, the perfect smile is now available for everyone. So call the dedicated team at Divine Dental today on 07 5455 6214 and start smiling sooner


Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori The new floral fragrance by Allessandro Michele is blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. The fragrance keeps Blooms original blooming accord blended into a distinct olfactory expression, intensely green and fresh, a new watery accord. A celebration of the joy and energy of youth, new accords of spicy top notes of galbanum and dainty cassis buds are blended with the original heart notes of Rangoon creeper, tuberose absolute, jasmine bud extract for an intensely fresh floral scent; and finished with a base of musk and sandalwood to convey warmth and depth. A floral waterfall. Available nationally. RRP EDT 50ml $129; 100ml $165

OBSESSED eau de parfum intense for men Calvin Klein An echo of an iconic romance. A memory of past love. A celebration of intensity. A powerful and hypnotic warmth lingers. A masculine interpretation of a vanilla infusion intensified with black amber, offering top notes of pro blanco grapefruit, rhubarb and sichuan pepper; mid notes of cedar leaves, casherman and cypriol; and a Dry down of black amber, gurjum balsam and guaiac wood. Available nationally. EDP 125ml RRP $99 .

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Story: Nicole Madigan

In a story reminiscent of the movie itself, just one screening of the groundbreaking film Eat, Pray, Love, was all it took for Sunshine Coast educator Karey Goodall to pack her bags, and head to the other side of the world.


t’s a cliché story," says Ms Goodall, deputy principal at Sunshine Beach State School. "For me it challenged me to think about the wider world and that life doesn’t have to stay the same, it can be complex, it can involve change and we can be mobile and not locked into living in one location."It reminded me of the power of cultural learning, the need for this and the beauty it could bring."

That afternoon, Ms Goodall dragged her husband to a screening. "We had only been in our Buddina home for a few years after working for many years in Western Queensland, had just finished some major renovations, had 2 children and stable government jobs. "Life was pretty good for us, great in fact, yet the movie’s message made us reflect on whether this was our life for good, or whether we should challenge ourselves and embrace a significant change. "That evening I literally googled international school and Dubai and the school I ended up working at for the next four years popped up.“I was interviewed for the role of Head of Junior School at the Australian International School UAE, was fortunate to be offered the position and within a couple of months of doing the google search we were on an Emirates flight bound for Dubai!!”



Following a year teaching at the same school, Ms Goodall’s husband, Darren, a Queensland Police Officer, secured a position as a Training Director for a private company, providing specialist police, security and military training courses to the Abu Dhabi Police Department. Ms Goodall says Dubai was everything they dreamed of and more, describing the city as “Disneyland in the desert,” “The city is aesthetically mind blowing. The architecture, world class,” she says.

The shopping centres and facilities second to none. “You can live a very privileged life there though this is something that we as a family were very conscious of. “We were aware that this was not our reality and so we immersed ourselves in the richness of the culture.” A long way from the colour of Noosa, living in Dubai offered the Goodalls a lifestyle that was different - yet equally as magical - as the one they left behind. “For about 7 months of the year we spent most of our spare time at the beach, which is exactly how we would do it here in Australia. “But the beaches themselves are very different to Australian beaches in that there are rarely waves and the water is quite salty and very, very

UAE lifestyle from the desert to the sea... clear, to the point where you can see fish and shells clearly on the bottom. “For the other 5 months of the year, we spent most of our time in shopping malls as the heat makes it pretty difficult to be outside – provides a great excuse to shop.” Ms Goodall says one of the biggest differences was their newfound ability to travel the world. “Dubai is one of the largest transit hubs in the world. “We would often drive past the main Dubai airport and see planes with different logos on them and wonder where they came from – a google search back at home then gave us ideas about where to travel as a family. “Budapest was a place we definitely wanted to visit so we quickly looked at flights and planned our next trip. “We also had a map of the world in our apartment and would use this as part of our family planning for travel. There were so many places to visit just a shorflight away that living there really did open the world up to us.” There are also visible cultural differences between the United Arab Emirates and Noosa – the main one being the clothing worn, with the UAE a lot more conservative compared with the relaxed style of a Sunshine Coast beach. But, Ms Goodall says, as a woman, she felt highly respected.“I had heard, and I do believe the media at times is responsible for this, that as a woman your rights can be restricted. “I found this not to be the case. Often in situations I found myself being treated beyond respected and put on a pedestal.”

they finish school they may study abroad and work there. For me as a child I never thought thinking this way was possible.” But while the family cherished their time in Dubai, returning to Noosa saw them appreciate the city in a whole new light.“The colours.“The simple things like how green the trees were, how blue the sky was. “Seeing stars at night time. “Being in the desert can provide a landscape that can be a bit ‘greyscale’ and the sky is often hazy from light sand storms. “Landing home and driving from the airport to Noosa, we all were just spellbound by the colours.”

While the difference in culture was stark, Karey says the experience has changed the entire family for the better.

The return to home, resulted in a culture shock of a different kind. The family left their Sunshine Coast home in 2011, when the children were just 7 and 2, returning four years later “Our youngest still slept in a nappy and had a bottle at night.“He had no memory of Australia as we left, so for him returning, Australia was the foreign country. This in itself was an interesting experience as he encountered reverse culture shock. “I remember on one of our first days after returning to Australia how he asked or a water. I pointed to the tap. He stood there frozen not known what to do. For him, his whole life he knew not to drink the water from taps, only bottled water. Moments like this I remember!” While the difference in culture was stark, Ms Goodall says the experience has changed the entire family for the better. “Australia is so geographically removed from the rest of the world that it can be a challenge to engage in genuine cultural learning.“The children see themselves as global citizens. “They often tell us when

These days, Ms Goodall spends her time either at the Sunshine Beach State High School as deputy principal, or relaxing at the beach. “Whilst I don my heels and makeup on workdays in my professional capacity, the stripped back Karey is a very relaxed one, with no frills on weekends and often wearing a caftan and thongs. “In my spare time, at the beach and on the waterways is where you’ll find me, and the Noosa area has some of the best in the world, let alone Australia! “Whether it’s a drive into Hastings Street and a couple of hours at Main Beach, or on a pontoon boat on the Noosa River, water is central to our family activities. “I’m also a soccer and tennis Mum with both of my boys heavily involved in sports activities in the local area.” But while the Sunshine Coast is where the beach-loving family reside, Ms Goodall admits home really is where the heart is. “Right now you’ll find us with our feet in the sand and our heads in the stars! “I’ve very much come to the realisation that it’s not a structure that holds us to the place we call a home, rather it’s the connections we make.”




Autumn hair colours 2018 By Liz Kramar @icon studios Hairdressing make up & photography

Soft contrasting roots The transformation from brunette to blonde can be quite a dramatic change, for easier convenience ask your hairdresser to leave your roots a nice soft brown; this intentional contrast gives a softer beachier look and allows hair to grow out with less maintenance.

Millennial Pink Millennial pink has taken over just about everything from furniture to kitchen appliances so it is hardly surprising that the rosy hue has made its way to hair colour, the petal pink walks the fine line between pale blush and the vibrant pinks which dominated in 2017. The millennials will seriously love this new tone.

Fiery Fade This look has been huge on the runways and in editorial; this incredible ombre starts with a bright yet natural copper root which fades into peach/strawberry ends. The end result is one which is both intense yet incredibly soft.

Grey If you are considering letting nature take its course now is the time- woman are actually colouring their hair grey. The secret however is deciding whether you would like a silver or charcoal finish to best blend your existing colour once this is achieved it is essential to maintain with a purple shampoo to eliminate any brassy tones from showing through.

Carob This is a rich warm shade of brown which does not cross over into any red territories-as so many warm brown shades do; making it incredibly flattering for all different skin undertones. Shades can range from light right through to dark brunette.

Balayage and baby lights Ask your hairdresser to combine these two highlighting techniques for a bright beautiful multidimensional look, baby lights throughout the roots and mid lengths and balayage through ends, the end result is much softer than traditional balayage and face framing baby lights add a glow to the facial features.

Pearlescent Hair With a cool glossy finish pearlescent hair works on all shades of blonde ranging from gold through to platinum, if you are looking to take the plunge into the pearlescent zone be warned achieving this look involves stripping the hair of as much warmth as possible so it can take a few sessions in the colourists chair before walking away with a perfect pearl sheen.



Blonde The colour which will never die and for a very good reason, bronde sparkles blonde in light yet looks mocha in shadows and is suitable to most skin colours and undertones. The trick to a perfect bronde is keeping it on the cool side and eliminating brassiness. This look may require anywhere from 1-3 sessions with your colourist depending on your start colour in order to achieve a cool result.

Pumpkin Spice This flavour is perfect for more than your favourite latte. Giving hair a multidimensional look reminiscent of autumn leaves in the sunlight, this trend originally popped up last year; however it is making a resurgence in an even bigger way this year with lovers of copper hair popping up all over social media. Pumpkin spice is definitely a colour which pops and makes a beautiful statement heading into the cooler months.




Bella Lido ‘Bird Top’ now available at Tangerine Beach Noosa Marina

Mela Purdie Maui Print Soft Shirt In Mousseline $355 and Mela Purdie Capri Jean In Microprene $240. Zambezee, Noosa Heads (2 locations) & Mooloolaba

Mela Purdie Safari Swirl Silk Tie Overshirt $395 and Mela Purdie Panne Black Tailored Legging $299. Zambezee, Noosa Heads (2 locations) & Mooloolaba

Casual or super elegant international labels... available from... DIANAS SHOES Bay Village Hastings Street



Mela Purdie Cafe T In White Matte Jersey $189 and Mela Purdie Wide Leg Jean In Boiler Stripe Microprene $280. Zambezee, Noosa Heads (2 locations) & Mooloolaba

Autumn styling available from: Minx & Max, Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction

. . . s t h g i l h g i h n m u t u A Autumn styling available from: Minx & Max, Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction

Autumn styling Olsen EthnoDream available from: Minx & Max, Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction

Casual or super elegant international labels... available from... DIANAS SHOES Bay Village Hastings Street





The sun shines brighter

at Sunshine Butterflies... Sunshine Butterflies, is in the business of changing lives, and that’s what they do ever y day at their new headquar ters Our Backyard in the Noosa countr yside.


ounded in 2010, the Sunshine Butterflies journey began when Leanne Walsh and her husband Damien’s son Curtis was born 13 weeks premature in 1995 with Cerebral Palsy.

Leanne’s personal experience as a mother of a child with a disability, combined with her passion and dedication, as well as her frustration at the lack of disability support services available, led her to establish Sunshine Butterflies. The centre's ethos is to provide a better future for people with disabilities - and to empower families by providing a supportive and inclusive butterfly ‘family’- to help them achieve their own goals for a happy, fulfilled life. Sunshine Butterflies aims to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for disability support services, by offering a wonderful array of participation-driven projects at Our Backyard. The purpose-built 5 acre learning, respite, educational and recreational facility provides life skills, recreation and learning opportunities for people living with a disability and their families. Recently, the Sunshine Butterflies launched a major fundraising initiative, called the Butterfly Appeal - at the Tewantin Community Bendigo Bank Branch, selling ceramic,handmade butterflies to raise much-needed funds to complete Our Backyard in Cooroibah.

Their goal is to raise $100,000 to finish capital works and major infrastructure projects at the property. The branch helped to kick start the campaign with a donation of $5,000 towards the construction of the new ‘Family Central’ facilities, which will allow Sunshine Butterflies to provide crucial Advisory and Counselling services to people living with a disability and their families, as well as Respite, Play and other therapeutic services, including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and much more. The facility is already very-well appointed, offering an outdoor Accessible Swimming Pool, children’s Adventure Playground and accessible Tree House, a Kitchen for cooking classes, Early Intervention Creative Spaces, and beautifully landscaped grounds. It's also home to numerous friendly farm animals including, cows, goats, sheep, donkey, ducks, chickens, geese, Guinea fowls, peacock, a pig and a miniature horse. These furry and feathered friends share the paddocks and stable yards, and help deliver animal therapy and animal care enrichment programs to individuals living with disability. Their enormous new Activities Shed is currently under construction and due for completion by April, weather permitting. If you would like more information regarding how they might help your family, please visit their website or phone directly. The friendly staff are on-hand to give advice and moral support to the community at large. The butterflies, handmade and glazed by our members with a disability who attend our ‘Kiss My Art’ program, range in price from $10 to $10,000. Once purchased, your name will be added to the butterfly, and they will then be hung onsite on our Tree of Change for everyone to enjoy and admire. If you would like to purchase a butterfly to support Sunshine Butterflies, please visit their website, or alternatively, drop in to your local Bendigo Bank branch at Tewantin, Marcoola, Pomona and Cooroy, or call Sunshine Butterflies directly on Ph: 07 5470 2830.

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Yea! it’s AUTUMN time...


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Something relaxed and stylish always at Saffron Homewares Noosaville

Aviator Duck Aviator Duck is an open edition giclée print by artist Emma Morgan. As a print, he is available in sizes from A5 through to A3. RRP from $25.00 Shipping around Australia au

LOVEABLE LOTTIE AND THE LOST TOY By: Asia Upward Published by: New Holland RRP $19.99 A wonderful children's picture book featuring a gorgeous real-life Maremma puppy Lottie ( just like 'Oddball'). Through lovely photography, this hardback picture book introduces Lottie in a lovely setting with her 'lost' toy, somewhere in the scene - chronicling a Monday to Sunday search for her little red and white striped monkey - with a little 'Eye-Spy' meets 'Where's Wally' theme throughout. Perfect for children developing their language or learning to read.

For those who love Opp Shopping... this is the shop for you. It has so many different areas for you to discover…


he Alpha & Omega Recycling shop provides crisis intervention, clothing, furniture and household goods to relieve the misfortune of severely disadvantaged people, low income earners or recipients of government benefits in the Noosa region and surrounding Sunshine Coast region. •Homewares, Furniture – classic, retro, modern, antique and outdoor •Antiques & Collectibles •Jewellery •Designer & everyday clothing & accessories •China & glassware •Manchester •Lamps •Paintings & prints •Kitchenware •Bedding •Bric-a-bra •Books, DVDs, CDs Toy•Industrial Rags •Curious pieces from our Curio Shop

How we help... Examples include: •Supplying clothing, household items, manchester, furniture and toys for distribution to those in great need in the community. This involves the Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation Service in Doonella Street, Tewantin.

Helping all ages... •Supporting a breakfast programme with several of the local Primary schools. • Providing projects for retired tradesmen who repair furniture



and goods for the charity •Support domestic violence organisations. We love serving our local community and you might wish to donate any unwanted goods. Alpha & Omega can arrange pick up in our truck or van, or donations can be dropped at the Opp Shop at 25 Production Street, Noosaville. Ph 5455 5082 Alternatively you can place goods in one of our donation bins.

Working Mums

LEFT: beautiful gifts & children’s clothing... The White House Noosa Marina Tewantin

Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life.

Published by: Finch Publishing RRP $27.99 Compiled by Danielle Ross Walls and Louise Correcha to help support other parents, Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life is a collection of empowering stories from Australian mothers. The book’s primary aim is to help working mums feel less alone in their challenges to juggle work, children and daily life. Readers might also be inspired to try new careers. Contributors include singer Missy Higgins, Olympian Alisa Camplin, blogger and social commentator Annie Nolan.




indi Irwin is now a Barbie Doll icon. Decked out in her traditional khaki uniform and sneakers, with a little Koala clinging to her arm for reassurance, this will fast become every little Wildlife Warrior's favourite companion in the great outdoors. The limited edition "Shero" collection of 14 dolls were released for International Women's Day. Designed by Mattel to 'challenge gender expectations about women's intelligence, roles, capabilities, sexuality and power." You'll have to be quick though they are selling fast.

by Gina Dawson and Illustrated by Vivienne Da Silva In the children’s illustrated picture book Next Door’s Dog Has A Job, the story follows a little boy named Tom as he learns more about the difference between his dog Pepper and the important job of his neighbour’s special service dog Bailey.

Gold Coin Teepee in Powder Blue Perfect for a reading nook or hideout, and gets the kids imagination going. Set it up outside or in the playroom. Included decorative fun flags. Collapses easily for behind the door storage. Premium heavy cotton canvas fabric. RRP $129.95




hat’s not to love about Noosa Marina, having been established for over 20 years, and comprising of many great speciality shops, unique restaurants, casual eating places, Sunday markets and live entertainment.

Then we have a diverse range of river cruise and boating activities, from ferry trips to and from Hastings St, Eco adventure cruises, dinner cruises, Sunset cruises, self-drive boat hire and off shore fishing tours. Still not enough? We also host a day spa, which can take care of all your beauty needs, hair removal, massage and manicure. We also have two hair dressing salons to choose from, offering all your hair dressing needs. Noosa Marina sit on a river and not just any river arguably one of the most picturesque in Australia. With abundant bird life, fish species, and charming river banks it’s a relaxing way to enjoy winding down from your everyday busy life. Sundays are alive with music from many local and interstate artists surrounded by market stalls, which offer a range of products and services from essential fruit & Veg to locally made clothing items, jewellery pieces and massage services but to name a few. Trading every Sunday from 8am till 2pm. To make sure I haven’t made any of this up, follow the river to Tewantin and visit Noosa Marina, you really wont regret it.

d n i w n u & R elax So many changes are taking place at the always exciting Noosa Marina in Tewantin.

This tourist mecca offers visitors a unique dining and shopping experience, enhanced by a stunning location - easily accessed by car, or you can take the leisurely alternative, and board the Noosa River Ferry from the dock below Sofitel Noosa in Hastings Street. The ferry service ferries passengers up and down the river several times a day and offers visitors and locals a perfect way to take in the wonderful water views before they reach their destination.

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Food, Fashion, Homewares, Beauty Salon, Spas & NEW Italian Gelato store Hire & Fishing boats - catch a Ferry to & from Hastings Street... Waterside markets each Sunday 36



oosa Marina is a definite 'must visit' destination, with its 40 berth marina boasting seven restaurants (and a cruising one as well), and 14 speciality shops, and a brand new Italian gelato shop, Noosa Amore. There is so much to see and the choice of dining venues can be as simple, or as upmarket as your whim dictates. From the ever popular fish and chips that can be enjoyed on the expansive covered deck area, to the perfect steak, authentic north Italian cuisine, succulent seafood, and everything in between. With wine bars, chocolate shop, and fabulous coffee on offer as well, there isn't any reason to venture away from the marina. The eclectic mix of specialty shops and boutiques offer visitors the chance to update their seasonal wardrobe, complement their new look with the perfect accessories, including stunning handmade jewellery, Birkis shoes, summery sandals and the perfect hat to guard against the sun or just make a statement. For those who love Tangerine Beach check out their new larger premises beside the new gelato shop. There's also beautiful home dĂŠcor elements available, including works of art, wall hangings, sun-washed clocks, china, glassware and hand-

crafted pieces to suit your personal style and home. If you love the beach feel of washed white, silver and crystal, be sure to visit The White House. If you're looking for a bit more adventure, the Wharf also offers a diverse range of river cruise and boating activities, Eco adventure cruises, dinner cruises, Sunset cruises, self-drive boat and houseboat hire and off shore fishing tours. Some men are more than happy to take a fishing trip and leave their partners to shop to their heart's content. Sundays come alive with music and colour as the Marina boardwalk becomes a local Marketplace - entertainment is provided by local and interstate artists amidst the market stalls. Patrons can wander around the market stalls, providing local products and services from essential fruit and vegetables to locally made clothing, jewellery pieces and massage services. The market operates every Sunday from 8am till 2pm. If you miss the Sunday markets, you can still enjoy a day of pampering at any time, at Sheer Bliss day spa or The Works hair & beauty salon, and NuVogue hair studio. Offering a full range of beauty services and massage.

Noosa Marina is easy to find ‌ just follow the river from Hastings Street, Noosa Junction, Noosaville or anywhere else in the region - to Tewantin and visit the ever-evolving Noosa Marina.

p.s. Don't miss the WEEKLY MARKETS




Style your Man


A unique style, look and feel, created right here in Noosa to suit our casual feel. Shirts, shorts, trousers, belts, shoes, accessories, watches and gifts... all to suite the man... available from Mensroom 1 Hastings St Noosa Heads

Looking very dapper, the creator of the world famous OKANUI boardshorts, Dick Ash, has once again come up with more future iconic designs... Island Resort Wear Check them out

#GUYCODE THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN A DIGITAL WORLD By: Michaela Launerts Published by: New Holland Publishers RRP $24.99 #GUYCODE speaks to Mr Millenials everywhere - the switched on social media generation, who can be lacking essential social skills for the real world. Helping develop the confidence needed to become the best version of yourself, this book enables the reader to interact with all sorts of people, without the anxiety and awkwardness that seems to prevent us from achieving our personal goals. In this technological age, competition for employment is fierce. In order to stand out from the crowd, you need to be personable. Ironically, the social media phenomenon has led to a rapid decline in people's social skills. We live in a time where face-to-face contact has been replaced with cyberspace presence - and connecting with friends means disconnecting from reality.



Men's fashion Noosa Heads

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

Shop 2 & 3 Sandcastles, 1 Hastings Street (beachside woods end of hastings st.)

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Left & Right: Fresh and light just right for the Noosa lifestyle Available from Noosa’s Classy Lady Gympie Tce Noosaville

Casual shoes and matching bags... Available from: Classy Lady on Gibson, Noosaville

Stuart Weitzman & Baldinini just two of the international labels available from... DIANAS SHOES Bay Village Hastings Street

ABOVE: Fresh and light just right for the Noosa lifestyle Available from Noosa’s Classy Lady Gympie Tce Noosaville



Left: Bamboo wear available at LOU LOU Noosa Junction

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Above & left: 'Beautiful clothing for women through all ages and stages of life' ZEPHYR - 50 Mary Street, Noosaville

White & Nautical themes abound.. Homewares, gifts & casual clothing... The White House Noosa Wharf - Tewantin

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All your shopping & holiday needs


in air-conditioned comfort

The Noosa Deli offers the real ‘Italian Deli’ experience... beautiful cheeses, meats pasta, coffee... relax

Fashion, Food, Design, Beauty, Art central...

Now Open Offering all of your shopping wants & needs including a full line Supa IGA Supermarket, Target Department Store & a Terry White Chemmart plus loads of speciality retailers including Butcher, Cafe, Fashion, Newsagent, Jeweller, Tavern Bar & Restaurants

NOOSA JUNCTION PLAZA FREE undercover parking - Air-conditioned comfort

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Things are changing…for the better - in the friendly shopping precinct of Noosa Junction. Boasting and eclectic mix of galleries, specialty stores, fabulous boutiques, supermarkets and providores of fresh food, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets.


ith the influx of new boutiques, interior design showrooms, and the fabulous new The Pavilion, where a tantalising group of new and exciting businesses have taken up residence in a white tropical setting reminiscent of The Raffles in Singapore, the once quiet township is taking on a whole new life. You’ll find everything from stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares

and gifts-with-a-difference, bikinis and board shorts, shells, cappuccinos, seafood and furniture - resort wear to cocktail wear and tea cups to candelabras. The interesting arcades, sidewalks offer visitors the opportunity to explore and indulge in a plethora of diverse options, and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. With a new invigoration, This charming village boasts a Boulangerie & Patisserie, chocolate shops, cake shops, cafés, and a stunning new Italian delicatessen,

n o i t c n Ju The Pavilion - Local developer Barry Bladon has created an all-white (with black accents), centre of sensory delights in the Junction. With its glass atrium steaming light into the forecourt - and the carefully chosen yet eclectic mix of quality businesses, only add to the prestige of this interactive meeting place. New to open in the last few weeks are boutiques, The Travelling Kimono changing the world - one piece of clothing at a time, as they help women who need work, with their small team in Vietnam... Penelope XO Penelope Holt rocks the 'retro' shirt maker dresses designed for young trendies, and both mothers and daughters... Alabaster offers a unique style of asian furniture... TIME Hairdressing is by true definition a “Point of Difference” in so-far-as their knowledge of both scalp and hair appreciation, with exceptional Trichology level knowledge, cut and colouring skills... The Collected Interior has bought back to Noosa the sophisticated interior design level and furniture style that has been missing... The Noosa Deli is all Italian delights... fresh pasta, bread and salads made daily, beautiful imported cheese and meats to tempt your taste buds....

Bespoke Design & Style

The Collected Interior adds a new level of sophistication in furniture and interior design...

which has joined longtime establishments in the area, and created a new 'must visit' dining experience.

The area is constantly evolving and re-energising its persona to meet the needs of locals and visitors alike. With it's annual Junction Festival and other family events on the calendar of events each year, as well as the Twilight Market on the 3rd Friday of the month, there is always something new and exciting to do, see and experience in the Junction. Minx & Max Boutique The ultimate shopping destination for designer women's clothing and accessories from prestigious labels renowned for their timeless designs, quality fabrics and fit. Visit the store in Noosa Junction opposite Coles New World at Noosa Fair to discover the latest arrivals from Cooper by Trelise Cooper, Verge, Morrison, Moyuru and Olsen and many others. We are sure you will be delighted with the abundance of choice on offer. Symbolic Journey Symbolic Journey is a gorgeous shop, with an uplifting atmosphere to inspire you whilst browsing. There is an ever-changing variety of crystals, jewellery, books and much more. Psychic readings are also available – bookings advisable. We’ve become a bit of an icon with locals and tourists alike, having just celebrated our 22nd birthday! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go!



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n o i t c n u J Noosa Très Noosa It’s the talk of the town… The staff would like to welcome you to iconic Très Noosa, your one-stop for all unique beach and Noosa gifts, art and homewares. A Beach Wedding hiring and styling service is available, and our famous shell art workshops for kids and adults are extremely popular. It's the shop with sand on the floor and Noosa's best kept secre, and are celebrating our 23rd birthday this year!’ Lou Lou Australia - If you’re looking for a wardrobe item that will stand the test of time, wear well, and cater to whatever climatic conditions Mother Nature cares to throw your way, nothing beats natural fibres. With the ability to air well in the heat, but retain warmth in the cool, bamboo clothing is gentle against the skin, and even kinder to nature. Our entire Autumn/Winter collection features the signature Lou Lou ethos with clothing that is stylish yet equally flattering, complimentary, and sustainable for nature.

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Advanced colour techniques • High fashion results • Precision cutting • Grey coverage • Facial waxing • Hair treatments • Weddings

The Collection Gallery New to The Junction, located at the end of the main street before the Shell Service Station. The Collection Art Gallery is a must visit for lovers of fine art. With over 300 major works on show to tempt collectors and excite those who may never have seen some famous artists early works, other than in art books. Owner Leigh Murphy is a fountain of information about art and loves the opportunity to have a chat to other art lovers. Lotus Rose is a Noosa based, family-owned and operated business, offering customers designs that are stylish but above all, practical, comfortable and affordable. The designs are created in cool, breathable fabrics - cotton, linen, silk, and rayon - and are available to suit most sizes and shapes. They also stock other well-known labels, including Namastai, Lula Soul, Firefly, Ruby Ya Ya, Kalypso and Mozaic. This ensures a wide range of tastes and individual needs are catered for; so that you can find the perfect outfit to match your Noosa lifestyle. Mofo Mens Apparel Where men who like the finer things in life head to find their new season wardrobe additions. Mofo are the curators of style here in Noosa's heart, Noosa Junction, stocking brands from New Zealand to Amsterdam. They pride themselves on offering personal service. The one stop shop for the modern man.

CALL 07 5447 5507 for a free consultation E: 2/9 Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction, Sunshine Coast Open: Mon to Fri: 9am – 5.30pm Thur: 9am – 8pm Sat: 9am – 3pm



Noosa Deli - all new and extremely exciting… The latest addition to Noosa Junction is so exciting. A real Italian delicatessen offering wonderful cured meats, freshly made pasta daily, antipasto, fine cheeses and Italian artisan breads. You will be able to sit amongst the wafting aromas of fresh sauces being prepared, and purchase the daily specials - fresh Italian sandwiches, the day's special pasta dish, or choose delicacies from the cabinets to enjoy as you watch the passing parade on Sunshine Beach Road. There will also be meals available to take home from the refrigerated cabinets to make life a little easier for you, whether you're a visitor on holidays, or a busy worker. You will also be able to pre-order wonderful platters for your parties.

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Noosa Junction Twilight Market Sample a little local flavour at the Noosa Junction Twilight Market third Friday of every month. There's something for everyone… with a focus on local artists and artisan stalls, laid-back live music, great food and the Flava Bar. Enjoy the village vibe of fun, funk, fashion and folk. Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction

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Bellissima joins the exciting new additions to Noosa Junction… Hastings Street fashion institution, Bellissima has brought their international and Australian brands to The Junction, with their second Noosa-based boutique waiting to add flair to the dedicated fashion hub. With Autumn upon us it's time to drop in and check out the beautiful fashion available for the coming party and beachside dining season. Rainbow Fun... Finally we have a quality toy store in town again. Offering creative play for growing minds. If you're looking for the perfect puzzle, timber toys, beautiful dolls and cuddly bears, you'll be in heaven when you enter this treasure trove of childish (and big kids) whim and wonder. Forget the electronic mass-produced, mind numbing inventions that our children seem to be brainwashed with on television. Rainbow Fun offers children the opportunity to grow and learn in their own time, learning new skills and building their imaginations along the way. Owner Jane Robinson believes that creative kids of today will become the problem solvers of tomorrow. The Collected Interior - If you've been dying to find the perfect interior for your home or apartment, owner Jan Cormie has the expertise from years of high-end project designs, for homes, yachts and businesses across the country. She will guide you through the processes of design to fruition. Her showroom boasts an exciting mix of beautiful pieces that will set your heart aflutter. ASKEW - Recently relocated from Hastings Street to two doors away from the Noosa Junction Post office. Boasting a totally different eclectic range of sophisticated gifts for every taste ... from personal items to homewares and some purely indulgent items to tease your senses... a must visit store

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Noosa’s Best Kept Secret Unique beach homewares and furniture, driftwood, shells, coral, gifts, fashion. Open every day from 9.30am–5pm, Sundays 10am–2pm

Shop 1a / 1 Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction Located on Sunshine Beach Rd. 0422 927 700 -

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•Spiritual Books •Crystals •Jewellery •Psychic Readings •Oracle Cards •Angel Cards

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Celebrating 23 years of business in Noosa •Meditation & Music CDs •Feng Shui Products •Tibetan Singing Bowls •Himalayan Salt Lamps •plus more…

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

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New to Noosa Junction Très Noosa, Beach Style Living Pin Up Paradise Boutique in the heart of Noosa Junction is filled with a delightful range of vintage inspired ladies clothing. A wide selection of local designers inspired by the 50’s & 60’s beachside and Rock’n’Roll era. Catering for sizes 6 to 18 Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction

We would like to welcome you to iconic Très Noosa, the talk of the town, the shop with sand on the floor and your one-stop for all unique beach and Noosa gifts, art, craft, homewares, furniture and Italian resort fashion and accessories. Beautifully and creatively decorated in a shell and driftwood theme, the shop smells deliciously tropical making it a delightful shopping adventure.


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t's a jungle out there but standing out from the pack has never been easier - whether you want to feel sex, strong or feminine, with Bras N Things all new Vamp collection.Simone Holtznagel is the face of the campaign, which is all about being who you want to be - with this season's bold designs and indulging your inner goddess with luxurious lace and striking pops of colour. Designed in Australia by women for women, who want to feel beautiful from the inside out. Inspired by warrior goddesses, the Gladiator range embodies empowerment with fierce geo gunmetal metallic lace and bondage

influences, strapping and hardware details. Embrace the risquĂŠ design lines of Glimmer featuring cheeky cup cut-outs and fuchsia metallic lace with soft black satin. Show off your softer side with the delicate details of Crystalize - featuring soft lace over satin pin-stitched cups and gorgeous diamante highlights. Treat yourself with Plume - black lace layered over gorgeous jade satin with shimmering diamante details. Be bold in the Lacie range; designed to be seen as a bodysuit featuring deep V criss-cross lace-up detailing, along with two-tone black and metallic lace. Also available in the range is a two-piece set with a bright pink eyecatching micro fibre fabric that sits beneath the lace detailing and a lace-up knicker. Stockist details:

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n o i h s a F : t s a c e For Elizas Boutique brings European labels to Noosa that aren’t available elsewhere in Australia. Viewed in advance at the European shows and each style made to order, in smaller quantities always ensures the exclusivity of the latest European trends, colours and looks that our clients expect.


rom fashion lovers to those who love good taste and style, latest looks and the new and innovative, boss babes to cool casuals, you’ll find a variety of beautiful fashion which is always chic and smart, sassy and stylish! Whether she is local or Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or international, Eliza’s is the ultimate boutique. The excitement in store is palpable and comes directly from the exciting, unique collections and professional stylists who love and are passionate in creating and delivering an in store experience like no other. Come in and enjoy the difference! It is refreshing and warming to be truly taken care of by passionate, caring stylists in the modern hustle and bustle, meters away from only one of two north facing beaches in Australia. It is a privilege to find cutting edge, European fashion nestled in the heart of one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. A visit is a must! New technology fabrics leatherette and suede looks that are light and easy care.

New season culottes and bootcut to flatter and add new dimensions in addition to skinny leg. 70’s colours rust and orange, gorgeous shades of indigo, storm blue and navy. Khakis and mustards, re worked to add warmth and add interest and impact to the many shades of grey and ever tasteful monochrome. Amazing jackets in new fabrics, colours and the latest styles from Europe, edgy and Asymmetric knits, use as layering or stand alone styles. New and interesting designs, shapes, colours and textures adding new twists on standards describes the new autumn collection. From ostrich feather featured on cool dark denim jacket to Chanel inspired pearls on Boucle, embroidery details for the shoulder , and suede and leather looks in the latest colours, every outfit can be finished with an amazing jacket in an amazing fabrics. Clients affirm the unique quality of Eliza’s boutique daily. ‘You just don’t see fabrics of this quality or such modern, fashionable pieces anywhere else in Australia,” shares Melanie Crosby, a happy client of the boutique. Hearing this more and more, Eliza, Caroline and their conscientious team are becoming part of a dying breed of fashion retailers who put their clients first and pride themselves on their skill, integrity and giving the best customer service. Having won American Express’ ‘Member favourite’ award, two years in a row, you can see their clients definitely appreciate the ‘Eliza’s experience’.

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A great little community... Full of food, fun and great stores to amble thru... a fabulous village life....


Tel 5471-2680 Peregian Square Kingfisher Drive Peregian Beach Lunch : Wed - Sat 11.30 am - 2.30 pm Dinner : 7 nights from 5.00 pm

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ith its towering Norfolk Pines nestled along the shoreline park, and the many wonders of nature in the surrounding National Parks and pristine beach, that form the worldrecognised Noosa Biosphere, it is now wonder that Peregian Beach is so popular. Just over the sandhills 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 is Lake Weyba National Park and Lake Weyba which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. The area is rich with native wildlife and flora. Its friendly village atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle, makes Peregian Beach a favourite destination for savvy locals and clever tourists, who are seeking a quiet shopping experience away from the bustle of Noosa Heads. Peregian Beach offers visitors an excellent selection of casual and trendy restaurants, bars, cafĂŠs and take-aways dotted all around the central, village square - all inter-connected by quaint lanes and pathways. Visitors are free to choose the perfect spot for a coffee, luncheon or dinner. And, those wanting a picnic or fish'n'chips in the park are well catered for as well. Tables and seating are dotted around the area to make it easy to take a little break, when seeking out the bargains on offer at the surrounding boutiques. A market day is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, when live music attracts large crowds to the to the lawn infront of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. It's definitely a family-friendly little beachside town. Sensational flavours of Asia tantalise your tastebuds at Siam Spicy Thai...

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hef/owner Frank Boulay of Periwinkle Restaurant in Peregian Beach, seduces diners with a taste of authentic, French bistrostyle cooking using fresh, locally grown produce, supplemented by the very best ingredients available. New Autumn menu is as usual delicious so dont delay in trying it out... With a leaning towards delicious fresh seafood, hand-crafted sourdough breads, char-grilled beef and local seasonal vegetables, as well as poultry and vegetarian options, the menu offers a tantalising taste of France without the price of a plane ticket. We were excited by the menu which offered such delights as Alsacian Specialty (a French pizza); Assiette de Charcuterie with duck rillette, parma ham, finnocchiona, cacciatorini, cornichon and grilled sourdough; Plump Scallops that were sweet and succulent; Steak Fritte a chargrilled Cape Grim sirloin steak, caramelised ĂŠchallote, pomme frittes with truffle oil and parmesan, green salad and bordelaise sauce; and finish off with a traditional Crepes Suzette. The casual but classy inside/outside dining options and comprehensive wine list, fit well with the beachy seaside village feel of Peregian Beach. The perfect spot for a relaxing breakfast, leisurely luncheon or romantic dinner. NoosaStyleLiving



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All year long Rococo Bistro Noosa lays on the entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Owner Richard Pace and his merry band of helpers, have staged exceptional events to thrill and delight everyone. So be ready for a heady line-up of super clever events in the coming months

Noosa Junction has another new business. An exciting bar called Eddie Cheebas, which has just opened in Lanyana Way which is fast becoming a new hub for trendy bars. And, on the third Friday of the month, when visitors and locals pop in for the Night Markets, they will now be able to stay on for a quiet drink as well.

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Don't miss the Long Table Lunch on Hastings Street during the 2018 Noosa Food & Wine Festival, where local restaurants will ply you with sensational food and fabulous drinks. Traffic will once again be diverted so the long tables can be placed along Hastings Street, from Rococo Bistro to the Sofitel Noosa. Restaurant favourites including Rococo, Bistro C and Guests can dine to their heart's content under umbrellas and while the hours away with good company and a sensational setting.

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS LUNCH AT LOCALÉ When Adriano Zumbo comes to town you can be assured he will make his mark on the Noosa dining scene. On a warm and sultry summer's day Adriano and a team of local chefs design a menu befitting the earthly delights of the Seven Deadly Sins. Commencing with an exotic cocktail and finishing with a decadent dessert, Locale came alive with a feast of biblical proportions.

LAND AND SEA NOOSA BEER COMPANY If you've been checking out the new building in the street behind Bunnings in Noosaville, you'll no doubt know by now that Noosa is getting its very own boutique brewery. Well good news - Open now and from 6.30am in the morning ready for breakfast and coffee! The region's latest boutique brewery Serving Coastie Common Lager that has been fermented warmer to bring out the best of the Lager and Ale styles. Full of fruity flavours with a crisp clean finish. The boys say it is their take on the Californian style originated in the



LOCALÉ chef with guest chef from Sydney Adriano Zumbo

Cameron Matthews has stopped all the guessing about his career path, and teamed up with Sally Hookey and Peter Heineger, at Hinterland Feijoas (those funny little fruit that taste like a cross between a pear and an apple), to take charge of Myrtle their retro caravan come diner. Myrtle won't be cruising the streets looking for customer, you will need to go to Cameron on-site. And, this is a great fit for a chef who is looking to slow the pace down a little, and spend more quality time with his family. Meanwhile, plans are under way to create a new restaurant called Winston & Myrtle on the property. So watch this space and we'll keep you up to date with everything Cameron!


Since the opening of Rick's Artisan Pies and Bakery in Noosaville, right next door to the new Shell garage, the lines have been getting longer and longer. The kitchen starts working about 3.00am to keep up with the demand for the gourmet pies (confit duck and wild mushrooms), Wagyu beef, Malaysian chicken curry and vegetable pies to name just a few. Each day they seem to test a new filling, which is why they have become so popular - so quickly. It is almost like a game - try to think up what new flavour they will have today. Of course, they also sell beautiful quiches, and decadent cakes. You can even sit on the tables outside and enjoy a good cup of coffee with a croissant if you like. And, if you think I'm putting on weight - this is the reason. I've been taste testing everything inside, so that I can honestly tell you how good they are!

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS… Once again our favourite restaurants have figured well in the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide awards. Danielle Gjestland 's Japanese restaurant Wasabe was named 1st for the region, with Ricky's River Bar coming in 5th; Peter Kuruvita Noosa Beach House followed at 6th, and Andrea Ravezzani's Noosa Waterfront Restaurant rounded out the group at 8th.

And the winner is: We recently attended the 2018 Jeunes Chef Competition for La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Over the years, our editor Kaylene Murray has been one of the Queensland judges for this inspirational competition, which challenges the skills of working young chefs on the world stage. The young chefs represent their place of work, their State and most importantly their country, if they are lucky enough to win the national competition, which pits all Australian winners against each other later this year. This year the winner was: Ungki Lee from RAMADA Hotel Hope Harbour, Gold Coast, who only just kept ahead on points enough to pip the others at the post. Ungki will now go on to compete at national level for his chance to compete for Australia in the near future, overseas.

Northern Italian cuisine and Wood fire pizza on 360° water view Italian Marina has been awarded the Certificate of Ospitalità Italiana Plaque from the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Ospitalità Italiana is a quality seal of certification conferred to quality Italian Restaurants all over the world recognised by the Italian Government

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Dining… Italian style! They say we eat with our eyes first…and if that is truly the case, then new head-chef, Mick Ikin is taking the dining at Italian Marina Restaurant at Noosa Marina, to a whole new level.


ick has a long history with the Noosa region, as he previously worked in both Lindoni's and Locale. He brings with him a new freedom to be himself - and offer diners his 'new take' on Italian dishes showcasing local produce; and is presenting diners with 'art on a plate'. Those loving the traditional northern Italian favourites need not worry, all the your favourites are still on the menu, and master pizza maker, Alex Impellizzeri is now taking control of the 3-tonne fire-red pizza oven, to deliver a great pizza every time . With their new season menu just launched, Mick and fellow chef Marco Cannizzaro will be enticing diners to check the new food design first hand. For those looking to be adventurous, the Blackboard specials menu changes daily - and offers new tastes, new textures and new finedining options without the excessive price tag. Whether you choose freshly made pizzas, handmade pastas, salads, bruschetta and share plates that will make autumn dining a pleasure.

Diners will be cosy at night even if the temperatures finally start to dip over the next six months, as the restaurant has ample ceiling heaters and drop down clear walls, that still give you a view over the marina. Mick said that he is loving the camaraderie of working at Italian Marina with Gian Marco and Alex, as well as their attentive waitstaff. With a huge wood-fired oven taking centre stage and a gleaming kitchen hosting the energetic team of chefs, it is no wonder that the boys get along so well. No matter how busy and frenetic the pace of the restaurant, they still find a moment to have a laugh to lighten their load. Drop by for your little taste of Italy - without the price tag of an overseas flight. The restaurant provide diners with a taste of Northern Italy 7 days a week.

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Sunshine Beach FOOD, FUN, BEACH & COFFEE

With its eclectic mix of boutiques, quality restaurants, relaxing bars, al fresco cafés and fabulous coffee shops, a coastal surf culture feel - and friendly village vibe… Sunshine Beach has something for everyone.


he area boasts a vibrant, laid-back café society…it's a perfect holiday location for visitors, and a loyal following from the local community. Those who love to support the local traders and enjoy a walk to the beach before having a coffee and croissant at Costa Noosa, or luncheon at one of the fabulous variety of cafés and restaurants, while lazing with their favourite book or paper, and quietly taking in the beautiful vista and cooling ocean breezes. And now, with an influx of new dining establishments gracing this eclectic area - there is even more choice for regular and new diners. Seafood restaurant Wild Fish has opened on The Deck overlooking the leafy promenade in Duke Street, and Sum Yung Guys on the other side above Mooshka's; then there's the new Italian restaurant & pizzeria, Cinque Terre that has opened below Embassy XO to bring a little home-cooked Italian friendliness into the beach end of the street. . The village also boasts a fully licensed

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Surf Club open all day from breakfast to dinner, and a convenience store, bakery, and XO Cellars where you can purchase from an exciting array of quality wines, spirits and beers. The balmy days and Autumn nights are the perfect time to check out the restaurant scene of Sunshine Beach, with its eclectic mix of dining options. Whether you're looking for the finest Asian cuisine you'll ever eat at Embassy XO, or fabulous fresh from the trawler seafood at Wild Fish - perhaps you want to share plates and party with your friends at hip Mooshkas, or perhaps some Italian delights - there is something to please all diners. Sunshine Beach offers visitors wonderful choices of quality apartments and homes to rent for vacations, and those who love beautiful properties, will enjoy driving or walking the streets to view the array of stunning beachside homes, and multi-million dollar mansions that line the shoreline. Sunshine Beach acts as a runway to fascinating nature walks along the coast to Noosa, via trails through Noosa National Park that offer breathtaking views over the pristine beaches.





The cosmopolitan feel of the village offers locals and visitors a retail mix as well as specialised services - with all needs catered for - lots of fabulous dining options, real estate, delicatessan, corner store, hairdressers, architects, boutiques, and galleries...and so much more! You will always find something that suits your taste at Sunshine Beach… The perfect beachside village, where everyone is welcome… even your dogs!

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Tucker-Evans. The Chef’s Skills Table sessions feature a range of chefs including Colin Fassnidge, Matt Wilkinson, Miguel Maestre, Kirsten Tibballs, Alanna Sapwell, Adam D’Sylva, Zack Furst, Brendon Barker, Charley Snadden-Wilson, Jordan Toft and Steve and Will from MKR. Pimm’s Garden Party: Located in the heart of the Festival Village under the beautiful Sperry Tent, the Pimm’s Garden Party is everything you would expect from Pimm’s. A stylish space complete with various seating options (the perfect zone to people watch) and of course delicious drinks from Pimm’s! Craft Beer & Cider Corner: Hipsters rejoice – the Craft Beer & Cider Corner is your place! Noosa’s version of a beer garden complete with live music and dj’s turning out cool vibes throughout the day.


he Noosa Food & Wine Festival is introducing an all new Festival Village in 2018 . The Festival Village will give festival-goers a chance to meander, explore, sit, relax and discover great food and wines with loads of unique experiences. Here is some highlights of the all new Festival Village!



The Masterclass Yurt: Presented by Olsson’s Salts under the canopy of a stunning Yurt.Guests include Colin Fassnidge, Giovanni Pilu, Matt Wilkinson, Adam D’Sylva, Shaw + Smith Winemaker, Adam Wadewitz, cheese expert Peter Gross and more. The masterclasses can be pre-booked at $20 per class ($30 for wine masterclasses). Meet the Chefs: Some of Australia best chefs will present cooking demos on the Main Stage

Australia’s best wineries will be in the Festival Village including Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Chandon, Clairault I Streicker Wines, Dal Zotto, De Iuliis Wines, Devil’s Corner, Even Keel, Hill-Smith Family Wines, Hollick Estates, Innocent Bystander, Irvine Estate, Journey Wines, Ocean Eight Winery, Pizzini Wines, Polperro Wines, Sharmans Wines, Shaw + Smith, Tellurian Wines, Turkey Flat Vineyards, Veuve Clicquot, Wairau River Wines, Xanadu Margaret River, Yabby Lake, Yering Station. Live Music: Enjoy a line-up of performers across two stages from early afternoon through to dusk, including DJs and bands Tijuana Cartel, Koi Boys, Funk N Stuff, The Most and more. The Essentials: The Festival Village will open Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May from 10am – 8pm. Tickets start at $30 for adults, $15 for children and a weekend pass costs from $50. Tickets go up to $35 from the 16th April Hot top – Buy now – tickets at the door will be $40. Entry to the Festival Village includes a complimentary glass of wine by Xanadu Margaret River and a Noosa Food & Wine glass. Drinks from Wineries start at $3 for a 50ml taster and $8 for a 150ml glass. Getting to the Festival Village is easy – thanks to the Noosa Food & Wine Festival Bus roaming between 9.30am and 8.30pm from the Noosa Transit Centre and The J in Noosa Junction to the Noosa Lions Park every half hour!

The Courier-Mail Producers Pavilion: If you are passionate about food and love meeting artisan producers and wanting to learn some chef’s skills from some of the best, then this is the place to be.

Taste of Noosa: Enjoy tastes from some of Noosa’s best restaurants across the weekend including Arcuri, Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings, Bombetta, Embassy XO, Padre Coffee, Providore on Hastings, Sum Yung Guys, Peppers by Matt Golinski and Village Bicycle.

The Festival Village is a cashless event so bring your debit card, credit card, phone (with mobile wallet enabled) and get ready to 'tap & go'. Every restaurant, winery and producer will only take payment with a Visa, MasterCard or Amex debit or credit card or your smart phone with 'tap & go' functionality.

The Producers Pavilion will also feature the Chef’s Skills Table presented by Olsson’s Salts and MC’d by Queensland Taste Editor, Anooska

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NS The world renowned Le Cordon Bleu International Culinary Arts School opens in Brisbane...

If you are serious about making a career in the hospitality industry, this is the place to start....


or over 120 years, Le Cordon Bleu has met industry demand for world-class culinary and hospitality employees. As the global leader in hospitality and culinary education, Le Cordon Bleu equips students to take their place in an evolving marketplace. A global alumni network provides lifelong support and networking opportunities for all Le Cordon Bleu graduates. Le Cordon Bleu is committed to creating work-ready graduates for tomorrow’s workplace. “We’re very excited to be partnering with TAFE Queensland to deliver Le Cordon Bleu programs here in Brisbane. The vibrant education precinct at South Bank offers students a unique learning environment – Le Cordon Bleu’s prestigious culinary programs taught by highly-trained master chefs and lecturers in state-ofthe-art facilities and ideally located in the city’s entertainment and cultural hub,” said Le Cordon Bleu Queensland Regional Manager Simon Black. The Brisbane Institute is the latest addition to Le Cordon Bleu Australia with schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and a further 35 schools across the world. With applications are now open for the July intake Le Cordon Bleu will offer culinary programs in patisserie and cuisine. In addition to Le Cordon Bleu’s classical French modules, graduating students will also receive the equivalent Australian qualification. Students can choose from the following programs at Brisbane. Diplome De Cuisine (Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery) Diplome De Patisserie (Certificate 3 in Patisserie) Grand Diplome (Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery and Certficate 3 in Patisserie) Diplome Avance De Gestion Culinaire – Cuisine (Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management) Diplome Avance De Gestion Culinaire – Patisserie (Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management)



To be eligible for admission into the programs, students must be over 18 years of age, satisfactorily completed high school to a minimum of Year 11 or equivalent overseas level and demonstrated ability to undertake tertiary studies. To celebrate the school’s launch in Brisbane, Le Cordon Bleu is offering a range of study scholarships ranging from $5000 through to $15000, which are available to new domestic and international students commencing studies there in July. Queensland Regional Manager Simon Black’s background experience in hotel and hospitality management and education in South East Queensland and beyond is a welcome addition to the skilled staff. Simon Black said said “the timing to open the Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane Institute is ideal given the interest that will be generated in the region following the Commonwealth Games and the development of the Queens Wharf project, which will further help propel the city into a global tourism and entertainment destination.”

Le Cordon Bleu Building D Colchester Street, South Bank Queensland 4101 Australia Tel: 07 3244 5965 Simon Black Queensland Regional Manager Email: Web: Mobile: 0423 338 780

Who needs to go to France for breakfast?... Chef/owner Frank Boulay of Periwinkle Restaurant in Peregian Beach, seduces diners with a taste of authentic, French bistro-style cooking using fresh, locally grown produce, supplemented by the very best ingredients available.

Smoked salmon rósti Potato galette with smoked salmon and poached egg

Breakfast Tarte flambée Speciality from Alsace “French Pizza”

Periwinkle Restaurant PEREGIAN BEACH




Very DELIcious... Finally a real, Italian delicatessen has come to Noosa. Noosa Deli is the latest addition to Noosa Junction. A traditional Italian delicatessen offering wonderful cured meats, freshly made pasta daily, antipasto, fine cheeses, Italian Patisserie and artisan breads.


he large new deli has a wide expanse of folding glass doors that open-up to create an open space, lined with tables and chairs, where you can enjoy a cup of

High quality local and imported cured meat and cheeses. Gourmet groceries, coffee, sandwiches, salads and fresh food to take away in Noosa. Freshly baked Italian bread and European patisserie...

Clandestino coffee with an Italian cannoli, or opt for a San Pellegrino with the freshly made lasagne. You will be able to sit amidst the wafting aromas of fresh sauces being prepared, and purchase the daily specials - fresh Italian sandwiches, the day's special pasta dish, or choose delicacies from the 12 metres of cabinets to enjoy as you watch the passing parade on Sunshine Beach Road. There will also be meals available to take home from the refrigerated cabinets to make life a little easier for you, fresh or frozen for your convenience, as well as olive oils, balsamic vinegars and select products. So whether you're a visitor on holidays, or a busy worker you will be able to dine Italian with ease. And, organic and vegan options are available at all times. You will also be able to pre-order wonderful platters for your parties, and they are offering a great new service for holiday makers - you can pre-order Hampers to get you started in your holiday rental or beachside property. So exciting!

and fresh roasted coffee... Fresh pasta made onsite every day also ready to heat pre-made delicious meals. Also breakfast and lunch dine in. The real European deli experience!

21 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction (Parking & entry also from carpark) Email: - Phone: 0434 610 747 - Open Monday to Saturday order online



Sarah's Death by Chocolate A delectable Assiette featuring chocolate almond brownie, a rich chocolate brulĂŠ and chocolate ice cream That's three delectable desserts on one plate. Probably design to share - but guess what, we don't share.


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Whisky Boy

Thomas Street, Noosaville Great bar & restaurant with emphasis on great cocktails, beer on tap, laid-back atmosphere with fabulous food to accompany.

Gympie Terrace, Noosaville One of the hottest bars in Noosa. A stellar selection of whiskys to keep you satisfied all night. Amazing cocktail list and craft beer on tap. A tantalising array of small dishes also of offer.

IS BAR Tapas + Cocktails + Wine by the Riverfront in Noosaville Trendy bar with cool cocktails, tapas, cold craft beers on tap and cool breezes overlooking the river.

Rumba Bar Netanya Noosa Resort, Hastings St., Noosa Quiet, intimate and relaxed. The perfect spot for a romantic drink with a loved one - or for an intimate celebration. Bar Manager, Dion is a whiz with a cocktail shaker!

Village Bicycle Sunshine Beach Rd., Noosa Junction The boys have just moved from around the corner to their new location, with a new bigger bar area . Hang out with the cool crowd … great food also available.

Locale Noosa Bar & Restaurant Hastings Street - Hill end at the French Quarter. Italian hospitality at it’s best - love a cocktail? There’s 14 house cocktails just for starters.. then there’s the fabulous food!

Embassy XO Upstairs Cnr Duke & Bryan Streets, Sunshine Beach There are some great bars in Noosa but none more so than XO… Upstairs overlooking all the action, with a brilliant wine list, exciting cocktail selection and the best modern Asian inspired cuisine in town.



Noosa Beach House Sofitel Hotel Hastings Street In the centre of all the Hastings Street action. A place to sit back with a long cool cocktail, deliberate on your day or night 's activities (or lack thereof_ - and watch the passing parade of shoppers.

A Little Birdie… On the riverfront, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Craft beer on tap, cocktails to die for… and the perfect place to enjoy the summer breezes from the river. Fabulous summer menu available to be enjoyed with your family and friends - or a romantic rendezvous.

I SEE SEAFOOD ON THE HORIZON Just in time for Easter… We've found a couple of fabulous seafood dishes to tempt your family and friends this holiday season.

These recipes are easy to manage and definitely won't require any length of time in the kitchen or at the barbecue. So make a quick trip to your local seafood merchant and local farmers market, to pick up the season's best offerings, and you'll be the hit of the dining table. And, don't forget to read our wine feature for the perfect bottle of wine.

Leatherjacket with potato, fennel, olives & pancetta Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 waxy potatoes (such as kipfler/fingerling), cut in half 1 whole fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into quarters 750 ml (26 fl oz/3 cups) Fish Stock 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 whole leatherjackets, about 400 g (14 oz) each, heads and skin removed, skinned, fins trimmed 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives 120 g (4¼ oz) pancetta, cut into small pieces lemon oil, to serve sea salt, to taste Method: Preheat a flat-top barbecue hotplate to high, or heat a flat stovetop grill pan over high heat. Place the potato and fennel in a small saucepan and cover with the cold stock and olive oil. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, then simmer for 10–15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove the vegetables from the stock and set aside. Place the leatherjackets directly on the hot grill plate. Cook for about 2 minutes, then carefully turn the fish using a spatula. Add the potato, fennel, olives and pancetta to the grill plate at this stage, to heat through and caramelise a little while the fish is cooking. Cook the fish for a further 2–4 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove all the ingredients from the barbecue and serve on a platter. Finish with a splash of lemon oil and a good sprinkling of sea salt.

RECEIPE FROM: Australian Fish & Seafood Cookbook (voted ‘Best Seafood Book in the World’




NS Like many teenagers, Ben Heide wasn’t particularly fussy when he first began jobhunting following highschool, quickly taking on a grapepicking job at the local vineyard for some extra cash before university.

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nlike most though, this simple, Summer role prompted Ben to rethink his entire future, and within days, he returned home to give his mum the bad news - he was dropping out of his engineering degree. “I don’t think my mum really liked it when I told her that I didn’t want to go to uni to do engineering anymore,” says Mr Ben.

“So she investigated study options in the wine industry for me.“When she told me about the Oenology (wine science) degree at the University of Adelaide, I applied straight away. “I was very fortunate that although my parents didn’t drink - they were both very supportive of me entering the wine industry.” Ben is now a winemaker at Patritti, a family business located in the metropolitan area in Adelaide. “The winery is the last fully operational grapes to glass winery left in the suburban area. “I love that I work for a family-owned business that has operated since 1926. My boss and fellow winemaker is also one of my best mates, and a 3rd generation Patritti family member. “Woking for a company with such a long history means that we have a great facility to make a wide range of styles but the best bit is our vineyards. “We get to work with estate-owned fruit from rare old vines in McLaren Vale, but also our central winery location allows us to purchase fruit from all of SA’s best regions, meaning that we can use the right grapes from the right regions for each of our wines.” While he didn’t follow in his parent’s footsteps per se, the nature of the business does bear some resemblance to that of his father’s opal cutting business, The Opalcutter, in the beautiful village of Montville -



high on the Blackall Range on the Sunshine Coast. “Wine is an adventure. Every wine tells a story of where its from and who made it. You can choose a wine for any occasion and no matter how much you know about wine - you will never get close to knowing it all,” “I think one of the best parts of winemaking is that it’s never the same, every vintage is different - and you never really perfect a wine, there is always little improvements that can be made.”

You could say the same about the opal cutting business, with each opal embodying its own unique style and presence. Both father and son have made a name for themselves within their respective industries. In May, Patritti received a trophy in London at the International Wine Challenge. “This goes along with 20 gold medals at Australian and International wine shows. This helped us at the London Wine fair to secure a European Agent and four new European importers,” Ben says. It’s also allowed him the freedom to travel the world, doing what he loves.“I only got to work in France for a short time unfortunately, I would love to go back one day. I just love the history in Europe. The old buildings and of course, the food and wine culture. “Recently Patritti participated in the Wine Australia’s Nordic Roadshow, we did wine tastings in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. It was a fantastic experience showing off Australian wines in such beautiful countries.” But the next big thing on Mr Heide’s to-do list - is to head up to the Sunshine Coast to visit his dad in person, and allow his two children to explore all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. “I’m looking forward to my first trip up there, as soon as we finish vintage this year. “Of course, catching up with family will be the main reason for my visit - but I just can’t wait to do some photography around the Sunshine Coast, especially the mountain-top vistas from the range and the pristine beaches at Noosa. “When I’m not making wine I love to do landscape photography, and I can’t think of many places that would be better to go for a landscape photography trip.” And of course, there’s his dad and his stepmother's business to check out. “Being so far away, I use social media to keep up with what they are doing and offering in their shop. “I think it’s great to see them supporting the local community and local artists and artisan craftspeople.”

The Zero F*cks Cookbook Best Food Least Effort By: Yumi Stynes Published by: Hardie Grant RRP $39.99


n Yumi Stynes’s very first cookbook, The Zero F*cks Cookbook, we’re given permission to give less of a f*ck about food, because this cookbook is all about stress-free scrumptiousness. Yumi is your accomplished, creative, no-bullshit friend in the kitchen. In fact, before her media career started in the year 2000, she thought she was going to be a chef, and worked as a cook in various pubs and cafes around Australia. Like so many of us, she likes to cook, she likes to eat, and she likes to share good food with the people she loves. But she also has a million things going on and at this point in her life, needs to impress precisely no one.

Her cooking philosophy is best summed by her very own Ten Commandments: 1. Thou shall not fuss. 2. Thou shall use the whole tub or container of something, rather than leave an annoying, unusable amount in the bottom. 3. If a step can be simplified, shortened or skipped altogether, it will be. 4. Thou shall always opt for healthier food, making thou sexier. 5. Marshmallows do not count as an ingredient. Nor does Coca Cola nor French Onion Soup. Thou art busy, not a bogan. 6. Thou shall never apologise. You cooked. That is enough. 7. When it is written “best quality” – eg, “use 200g of best quality bacon” – it means the best quality you can afford. “Best quality” does not equal “most expensive”. 8. Thou shall accept help. If you are in a situation where you have zero f*s left to give, and someone offers to help chop, or bring a plate, or a salad, or buy a cake for dessert SAY YES. 9. Thou shall follow the recipe! Every other chef says, “be creative”. NO. I say, “FOLLOW THE RECIPE”. Every recipe has been carefully checked and tested by people who give vastly more f's than you do. Trust them. Get creative later. 10. Thou shalt have fun. The Zero F*cks Cookbook shows how it is possible to stick to these commandments AND enjoy delicious, tasty fuss-free food. Her book is divided into five chapters: Weeknights; Barbecue; Snacks, Emergencies and Other Moments of Desperation; Sweet Stuff; and Weekends. The key is celebrating her love of eating and cooking, without unnecessarily complicating mealtime in an already busy family household. The joy of this cookbook is that in spite of their simplicity, all Yumi’s recipes are kind of impressive: they’re thoughtful, nourishing and crowdpleasing. They let great ingredients star and, absolutely best of all - they’re EASY.





Torbreck straddles the ditch…


uper-premium Barossa winery, Torbreck has announced their acquisition of The Escarpment Winery, in Martinborough, New Zealand. This brings together two of the New World's great wine houses from both sides of the ditch. The Escarpment's founder, Larry McKenna, known as the 'Prince of Pinot' and an inductee into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame, will stay on as a winemaker and all current employees retained. "We're excited about this strategic acquisition of one of New Zealand's finest Pinot Noir producers," said Torbreck General Manager, Peter Perrin. "Larry is an international Pinot Noir legend - and his continued influence on the wines was an essential part of this negotiation. "Larry has spent 18 years evolving his definitive New World Pinot style, and we see this as a great marriage between Martinborough, the birthplace of New Zealand Pinot Noir - and Barossa, the home of Australian Shiraz. The Escarpment Vineyard was established in 1999 by the Kirby and McKenna families. The assets include a 19ha vineyard, a 300 tonne winery, finished goods warehouse and a brand portfolio across three price points, ranging from the $19 - $25 bottle The Edge range - to the insight series, which includes the $90 bottle flagship Kupe single vineyard Pinot Noir. The 2013 Kupe was the only Australasian wine in Wine Spectator's Top 10 wines of 2015, and the 2016 Kupe Pinot Noir was recently rated the highest scoring New Zealand wine, by the influential Wine Advocate Magazine. The Escarpment also produces Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and a Burgundian-style Chardonnay.



Handpicked Wines have launched a new rosé collaboration with Romance Was Born. Handpicked Wines and Romance was Born share a philosophy of quality curation, creative pairings and nonconformity. The special label design features original artwork from Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton, a long-time collaborator of Romance was Born. Handpicked Wines Yarra Valley Rosé is the perfect accompaniment to a Romance was Born state-ofmind. Available from the Handpicked Cellar Door in Chippendale RRP $27.99, limited bottles available

Patritti Sparkling Shiraz NV This premium sparkling wine is an alluring dark garnet colour, offering drinkers a bouquet of rich red fruits, blackcurrant and fruit pastilles, with added complexity of vanillin oak. A fresh and vibrant palate of raspberry and blackcurrant with a toasty undertone is supported by a fine persistent bead - before delivering a refreshingly dry finish. Limited Release. Forget the Easter eggs this holiday season. It's time for the adults to indulge. Perfect with rich chocolate brownies with raspberries and chantilly cream.

Patritti Marion 2015 Single Vineyard Grenache Shiraz This wine is a deep crimson in colour and shows the power and intensity that only old vines can produce. Aromas of raspberry, plum and cherry with menthol, tobacco and mint, that is so indicative of of this vineyard, and layers of gentle toasty oak. The palate is juicy, and the tannins present a beautiful structure, whilst offering a soft, mellow and integrated body full of fruit. Ready to drink now but can easily be cellared for another 10 years. RRP $35 Perfect to pair with char-grilled kangaroo with a spiced beetroot salad.

Canadian Club 8 Year Old The Canadian Club 8 Year Old is the more refined, mature, older sibling of Canadian Club Original 1858 and the perfect bottle to enjoy this Easter holiday season (or add to the liquor cabinet). With a higher rye and barley content than the Original 1858, it is expertly distilled and matured in char-treated American white oak barrels for eight years, to create a rich, smooth flavour. Best served as a Highball with soda and fresh lime. Available nationally RRP $50

Sensational Zonin Prosecco historical offering... Cuvée 1821... Once a year, a special opportunity arises for lovers of fine wines, as Seppeltsfield Barossa in South Australia, releases another bottling of Australia's rarest wine - the Para 100 Year Old Vintage Tawny.


here are less than 600 bottles of wine available this year, vintaged a century ago in 1918. Over the course of 100 Summers and 100 Winters, the 1918 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny has been maturing within the bluestone walls of Seppeltsfield's Centennial Cellar. If owning a time capsule of history, or tasting the essence of perfection is of interest to you, Seppeltsfield invite you to secure your bottle as soon as possible. In addition to the 1918 Para release, Seppeltsfield would also like to invite you to browse the latest 'milestone' vintage bottlings, which have now been added to the Centennial Collection offerings. Just 26 bottles each of 1928 (90 year old), 1938 (80), 1948 (70), 1958 (60), 1968 (50), 1978 (40) in 375ml formats are now available, making it the ultimate gift for friends or family with significant birthdays this year. Alternatively, indulge yourself in one of the many very special vintages available from the Centennial Collection, dating as far back as the 1880s. This is your opportunity to taste the vintage from your own birth year.

The perfect Prosecco now wrapped in blue… This light and delicate sparkling wine, has quickly become the everyday celebration drink of choice across Australia. Zonin Prosecco is now synonymous with enjoying and celebrating those special summer moments and the newly designed bottle is yet another reason to raise your glass. Prosecco is made from the Glera grape, which comes from the Veneto region in North Eastern Italy. The bubbles in prosecco are created using the Charmat process, which, unlike Champagne, involves creating bubbles en masse; the bubbles that result are lighter than those in Champagne. Zonin Prosecco’s mix of delicate almond notes with fruity green apple elements, hints of citrus and lowery aromas makes it suitable for all occasions - and for both genders. While its light bubbles make it an ideal and versatile drink that can be savoured by itself, or as a key ingredient in refreshing autumn cocktails. This is a dry and fresh style prosecco, perfect as a late afternoon aperitif. Why not try it with a luscious berry pavlova for your next luncheon with friends or family.

The perfect cocktail... to showcase both Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin and Fever-tree mixers. You'll need: Highball glass Fresh ice 50ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin Aromatic Tonic to taste (1/2 a bottle) Lemon zest Method: Fill a tall glass with fresh ice. Pour in your gin and top with Fever-Tree Aromatic tonic. Run the lemon zest around the rim of the glass before placing it into the glass.

Zonin Prosecco is available from Dan Murphy’s and BWS nationwide. RRP $13.99.

1918 100 year-old Para VintageTawny RRP $$700 for 100ml & $2,000 for 375ml. Birth year bottlings from 1988 and older available from $500. All bottles can be purchased direct through:





Autumn is here and there's no better time to venture up the Blackall Range for a scenic drive around the rolling hills. The air is crisper on the range, so it's the perfect spot to escape the heat, as you drive through the picturesque villages of Mapleton, Flaxton, Palmwoods, Witta, Montville and Maleny. It's also the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway at a quiet B & B, or to visit a winery or boutique brewery for a taste of something special, before venturing onto one of the tantalising restaurants or coffee shops that can be located all over the mountain. There's a particularly fabulous bookshop in Maleny that will have anyone who loves books like me, excited by boundless choice


he area is a photographers paradise, as every turn boasts glorious views out over the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, large expanses of lush farmland and glimpses of cattle and goats grazing there happily. With parks and gardens always in bloom, as well as a lake, national park, waterfalls, and lily ponds with friendly ducks and geese waiting to be fed. Day-trippers and visitors to the area are provided with a wealth of unique and historical homes and buildings, from old Queenslanders to cute cottages, and sprawling homes - there's enough to satisfy any architecture buff or history lover.

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HIGH TEA & BEAUTY TREAT Elements at Montville is a hidden treasure nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, serving delightful tea, coffee, high tea & treats.

Montville and Maleny are well-known for their back-to-nature culture and fine restaurants, cafĂŠs and artisan communities, the whole region is an extremely popular destination for those wishing to get up to the mountains for some super-fresh air and get-back-to-nature adventures. The perfect spot for an idyllic picnic or mountain-top wedding. The region is full of design studios, artisan galleries, potteries and quaint shops, full of wonderful treasures that will always delight and sometimes mystify. It's the perfect place to come in search of that perfect present for a special person or occasion - or a treasured art piece for your home. It's the perfect place to enjoy a devonshire tea on a pleasant afternoon, before venturing to your B&B, or luxury accommodation with all every convenience you could possibly want on a perfect getaway. With the Blackall Range's close proximity (it's just an hour's drive from the heart of Noosa and one and a half hour's drive from Brisbane), it's no wonder that it is the perfect getaway destination for those wishing to take a break from their hectic work schedules, or simply escape the everyday! And, did I mention it is a favourite destination for those wanting a wedding 'with a view'. Clock Shop What surprises people the most is the huge range

and sheer number of clocks available at the Clock Shop in Montville. While they're well known for traditional cuckoo clocks and mechanical chiming clocks from Germany, their modern range of clocks is just as impressive. And while you’re there, be sure to grab a cuckoo whistle for the (big) kids. Available at Clock Shop Montville Rosetta Books is a unique bookshop nestled in the beautiful hinterland town of Maleny for the past 16 years. They offer a broad range of interests, support for local authors and an atmosphere of imagination and anticipation that makes us all love bookshops. As an independent bookshop, they have the freedom to choose their books including some very beautiful coffee table books from around the world, books you will not see in any other bookshop. The staff at Rosetta’s have a passion for books, they are knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to help. Their children’s section is a treasure trove of award winning picture books and fiction, and activity books to intrigue and entertain.

Revitalise your he heart art & soul with a vintage high tea. Rebalance your mind & body with           Relax into a customised aromatherapy back polish & back massage. 38 Kondalilla Falls Rd • Montville normally $145 • valid autumn



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Settle into the cosy atmosphere of the cafĂŠ within the shop, breathe in the aroma of really good coffee, and indulge in this wonderful accompaniment to a good read. We also pride ourselves on our collection of stunning coffee table books.

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Our vision is simple, to create the best beer we source the best

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products, meticulously made in the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland. No matter where you are enjoying our products, either in our venue or further afield, our passion comes through. MacLeod Brewing Company is a family owned independent Brewery established in the warehouse section of the iconic “Big Barrel” in Maleny. Already the home of Maleny Mountain Wines, owner and head brewer Ryan MacLeod saw that with the abundance of clear rain water, fresh air and natural ingredients, Maleny was the perfect place to brew. We’re proud to introduce our offering of handcrafted brews with each recipe carefully developed using only the best ingredients and technique as they represent our dedication to craft beer.





Chef/owner of Flaxton Gardens Alan Thompson

Flaxton Gardens has it all... Whether it is relaxed al fresco dining on the terrace, an intimate table on the verandah or dine within the restaurant, Flaxton Gardens can ensure quality throughout. With such a wealth of wonderful produce right here on the Sunshine Coast, one can be assured that everything on the menu is always freshly prepared by their experienced and well-trained chefs. Alan’s approach – Honesty on a plate – demonstrates a sophisticated, yet honest style of cooking that comes from the heart.

Menu highlights include: Moules Mariniere, mussels cooked in a creamy white wine sauce and complemented by cheesy garlic bread; 12 hour braised Angus beef rump, served with a rich mushroom jus, chorizo and mashed potatoes. A dish that just melts in your mouth; and the perfect Ploughman's Platter featuring mature cheddar cheese, smoke ham, pickles, relish, salad and crispy bread - perfect to share with drinks while spending a leisurely afternoon enjoying the magnificent vista.

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2018 Window Trends Jenny Brown, National Marketing Manager, Luxaflex Window Fashions offers her insights into 2018 interior design and window trends for your Autumn makeover:

It's the year for Reinvention: Taking the traditional and innovating it for the modern space of 2018 and beyond. This is where the old becomes new to create comfort within a space through the use of colour and texture. Unsurprisingly, comfort and textiles enjoy a natural affinity and come together to exude a soft, gentle tactility. The approach to colour will be to access highly immersive seasonal inspirations and apply these to a variety of textures elevating them into the new. This reinvention trend is related to the urbanisation phenomenon that's going to have a very strong presence in the work of residential and commercial interiors. From an interior perspective its come about due to the amount of attention and information being communicated on human waste globally and the domination of Nomad living.

2018 evolution of Printed Fabrics with a focus on botanics/florals both subtle and bold: Originally seen influencing the well-being trend in 2017 with the use of botanic prints in very human comforting colours, pale warmer shades (e.g.



drift wood pinks etc., not cool crisp tones). 2018 trend has evolved to healthy space living, which sees the continued use of botanics and florals, continuing the indoor/outdoor play on living and recreation of wellness tranquillity. The other trend that will continue to evolve and stand the test of time is linen textures and designs.

Maybe it's time for this trend from 2017 to move on from: Extremely heavy, dimensional weaves. We are seeing more and more of our textured weaves being refined, with captivating yarn usage, subtle tactile surfaces that use colour play to create depth & dimension. This will be the next evolution of textured fabrics. We will also see less metallics used to off-set the strength of woven details and dimensional surfaces. For further information, visit and if you're on the Sunshine Coast be sure to check out Serene Blinds in Noosaville.

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NS Alexandra palms stand tall over tropically planted courtyards with lush plants providing a backdrop to a wet-edge lap pool...

With five star appointments, entertaining family and friends on a grand scale is a breeze. There’s alfresco dining with a large barbecue station and refrigeration, stainless exhaust hood and stone benches while indoors standout features include a large Meile powered scullery with commercial grade stainless benches and passive ventilation assisted by automated louvres. A striking wall mounted staircase leads to walkways connecting two magnificent ensuited bedrooms, a media room and private home office with wet bar. Other outstanding features include ducted air-conditioning and vacuum systems, powder room, barbecue station, integrated sound system, automated blinds and shade sail plus frameless glass bi-folds. There are three car spaces. Looking for an idyllic Noosa lifestyle, dreams do come true.



12 Noosa Parade NOOSA HEADS Price: $9.5m Property Type: House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 1 Pool River frontage Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 Tom Offermann 0412 711 888





homewares & gifts Something relaxed and stylish always at Saffron Homewares - Noosaville ABOVE: Rough Luxury Noosa Gateway Drive Noosaville Rough Luxury stocks vintage industrial lamps and lighting, rustic tables and sideboards, butcher blocks, vintage chairs, antique mirrors, chests, glassware, architectural salvage and decorative odds and ends. They also have a range of contemporary homewares, from Weaver Green cushions and rugs (made from recycled plastic) to handmade candles.


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european vintage finds 5/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville Ph 0418 239 335 Tuesday - Friday 10am -2pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

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ABOVE: beautiful gifts & children’s clothing... The White House Noosa Marina - Tewantin

Hot... Then wet... Then hot... Then wet again...!!

I think that sums up the summer of 2017/2018 pretty well!


ardening on the Sunshine Coast can be pretty unforgiving over summer – the heat and humidity knock many plants around and I know many of us give up on our vegetable gardens altogether by the time Christmas arrives.

The arrival of Autumn however, gives us something of a second chance and the first thing I do is replace those herbs which haven’t made it so I’ve got a good supply for winter cooking. ‘Mediterranean’ herbs including thyme, oregano, sage and rosemary like similar growing conditions – plenty of sun, well drained soil, not too much water and a touch of lime. They will grow well together in a pot near the kitchen for easy access. Soft leaved herbs like basil, parsley and chives prefer a bit more water and can be put in an adjacent pot…..two pots and your herb needs are all sorted out! Or, if you want to really complete collection, add a bay tree and some mint, both of which do best given their own space. While many of the tropical flowers are coming to an end for the season, it’s a great time to look towards some of the more old fashioned varieties like camellias and azaleas for some winter colour. Preferring a slightly sheltered position, they also make gorgeous pot specimens on your patio or verandah, bringing some cool season colour into your home. Orchids are available year round now, as are many bromeliads and are a great addition to any coffee table or mantle going into the new season. Alternatively, plants with variegated foliage provide the perfect combination of interest and longevity. Whatever you choose, it’s a great time of year to get your hands dirty and freshen things up for the new season…happy gardening! Sarah Hansen Sea Dragon Style - Doonan

Located at: ‘The Yard’ 791 Eumundi Noosa Rd DooNaN - open Tues - Sunday Ph 0438 225 139



NS . .. n o o n r e t f a Dog day


hose super-clever, surefooted canines had the crowds on Main Beach mesmerised and screaming with delight, during the highlight event of the Laguna Noosa Festival of Surf 2018. These sure-footed dogs and their equally skilled owners performed their aquatic manoeuvres on the waves, as fans both young and old, (including other dogs) watched on in delight. There were many wash-outs, but also many reached the shore to once again take to the water, with a wag of the tail - or shake of a human head - to once again take flight on the next available wave. Our dog-loving Editor, Kaylene Murray was thigh-high in the water directing the shoot, as these hairy, lovers of the surf - all decked out in their safety vests skimmed through the water.


Su rf Dogs

Competition on Noosa Beach..

This year, NOOSA Style Magazine was going to choose the Most Photogenic Dog for our Autumn issue - but after seeing all the beautiful dogs competing, we decided to do a Surfing Dogs Pictorial instead. WE LOVED - Pork Chop the English Bulldog; Chris Aboitz and Rama with their tag-along Chihuahua friend Luca, on his 'flying' surfboard and his crowd-pleasing rescue of Luca, the border collies and Hugsley the 'man of the sea'. If all the contestants showcased in our feature would like to contact us - we have a bottle of wine for each of them.

Can't wait for next year...



RAMA and owner Chris Aboitz show how it’s done


Flying high is the Chihuahua LUCA and Chris Aboitz

Our furry children love a swim use as much as we do. The Noosa Region has several dogfriendly beaches, where dogs can run to their heart's content. Your dogs are required to be under your control at all times and leads are suggested. Be beach aware and always take your doggy doo bags along to keep our beaches pristine.

Noosa Heads River side of Claude Batten Drive. Alex Dan Park in Cooyar Street

Sunshine Beach Beach Access27, just north to the Headland

Noosaville The lush riverside parklands on the foreshore of the Noosa River (on leash). Foreshore area of Weyba Creek in Eenie Creek Road.

Peregian Beach Leash area at Beach Access 59 right down to the Access 67.

Tewantin Heritage Park on the corner Parkview & Avron Courts. Alec Loveday Park in Hooper Crescent.



Noosa Hinterland Country Estate

20 Grevillea Lane Lake Macdonald Located just 5 minutes from the picturesque Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy and 12 minutes from Noosaville, the 15 acre Grevillea Park is set among rolling green paddocks of the prestigious Cooroy Mountain precinct with views to Mount Cooroy and Lake Macdonald.


traight off the pages of Architectural Digest in its style, this grand 520sqm home was custom built to the exacting standards of its European owners and features imported materials, with superior quality engineering and craftsmanship evident throughout, making this a stand out property and exceptional opportunity. Enjoy this centrally located acreage property for personal dressage accomplishments, establish your own horse riding school, take over the horse breeding business, keep horses or cattle with:

• Single & 3 phase power at house, garage & stables •10kW solar power generation •90k litres rainwater underground tanks at house, 10k at stables • Olympic size (60mx20m) equestrian arena with flood lights •ECOGRID® Arena System, dam-fed arena sprinkler system •7 pasture improved paddocks with horse-safe flexor fencing * Double shelters, automatic water troughs, gate mats, sprinklers •Stables with hardwood lining, large tack room, horse crush •Machinery room, attached horse float & truck or caravan carport •Separate access point from Pine Tree Drive •Orchard with established fruit trees The property stretches from the ridge where the house is located with private lane access to the flats at the bottom of Pine Tree Drive with separate truck access to the stables and all well above the flood level of the creek and water catchment reserve. Reluctantly on the market and priced to sell at well below replacement cost, the one-of-a-kind home includes:

•2self-contained studio apartments for income potential or extended family •Swarovski crystal chandelier, granite, Jarrah timber, marble, 100% wool carpet •Imported glazed terracotta roof tiles, bespoke brickwork •NBN connected, back-to-base security, Bose surround sound •Ducted air, screens on all doors and windows, wood & gas fireplaces

Potential subdivision may be possible STCA if you prefer to onsell the equestrian assets, or hold for agistment income, use the paddocks for market garden and the stables for car collection - the possibilities are endless.



Easy internal access can be achieved from one or both apartments to create a ground floor master bedroom at minimal cost. It is the back entrance of the property you will see first as you come around the bend on Pine Tree Drive. For inspection, continue up the hill, turn right onto Pine Tree Drive East, and follow that to Grevillea Lane. This beautiful property must sadly be sold. Call Alex on 0412 635 274 to arrange inspection or make your offer today.

"Service, Results, Integrity"


reviously an awardwinning media and public relations executive, Alex’s experience in developing the public relations strategy for premium residential property and building design in Noosa (Settlers Cove and Chris Clout Design), has proved invaluable to clients selling in Noosa.

Alex has entrenched herself over a very brief period of time as a trusted and skilled sales agent, backed by exceptional service, honesty and integrity. A resident of Noosa for 17 years, Alex is also known for her creation of the national crowdsourced koala map,

Suite CA8, (Noosaville Business Centre) 28 Eenie Creek Rd Noosaville Q 4566 T: 07 5405 9555 M: 0412 635 274 E: W: Noosa Real Estate Agent Alex Harris, Winner RateMyAgent Most Recommended #realestate Agent #Noosa. #Residential & #commercial #property #sales

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The lure of prestige playgrounds...

Sydneysiders, Melburnians and ex pats revelling in the good life, are driving the high-end market and Tom Offermann couldn’t be happier.


t may be known as a world class surfing destination with six expansive beaches, many fancy restaurants and a bevy of boutiques, but the national headlines in the press lately are all about Noosa’s prestige market conditions being the strongest they’ve ever been. Walk along the sand from Noosa National Park-end of Sunshine Beach to Webb Road nearer the surf club, admiring the multi-million dollar beachfront homes and others separated by a short sandy track, is a popular pastime, especially during the summer season when owners from all over the world and around Australia, take up residence and bring their friends.

Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann

But what’s the attraction of this hot spot and who’s spending up big on prime property?

There’s no doubting the raw natural beauty of Sunshine Beach. It’s irresistible. A beach house in the front row with nothing but the sea in front is the ultimate prize. Those in the know appreciate the privileged location and some have found it so enticing they’ve bought sight unseen from overseas. Securing those Noosa locations doesn’t come cheap and multiple buyers vying for the same property are common.“The trend in the past year has seen an increase in buyers from Sydney and Melbourne,” comments Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann,“also many Australians who have been working overseas and are repatriating either themselves and/or their money with captains of industry in the technology and finance industries being the main drivers.” January heralded the record sale of former tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara’s John Burgess-designed mansion, on a double beachfront block on Seaview Terrace, for close to its list price of $18 million.“Although the Rafter house had been listed quite a while, it came to a head with three separate parties negotiating at the same time,” explained Tom.“One was in Europe, one in Asia and the third in Australia. Negotiations continued into the early hours and being the great sports they are, Pat and Lara had no complaints about losing sleep to conclude the deal.”



Several weeks later, records were eclipsed again by the unconditional sale of an absolute beachfront private estate at 21-23 Webb Road, Sunshine Beach. It was listed for $22m. The grand seven bedroom residence with interiors by multi-award winning international designer David Hicks, and an exterior reminiscent of a lavish resort, sits on a 3,595m2 site with nothing but Sunshine Beach and the Coral Sea in front. It has smashed all records for Sunshine Coast property, and arguably Queensland. “I’ve sold this property three times,” recalls Tom.“In 1987 it was owned by a Londoner, an industrial chemist, who used the modest timber house for his annual holidays. He wanted $1m, later confessing he thought he’d set me an impossible challenge, especially as it was my first year in business. But he was surprised to say the least when I returned with a contract. He signed it and poured a celebratory beer glass full of Scotch whisky. I’m not sure if it was the elation of the epic sale or the Scotch, but I remember feeling like I was walking on air as I left his house, contract in hand. The sale made news as the first Sunshine Coast property to hit the magic million mark and is still making headlines today, 31 years later. That’s understandable given Webb Road is very sought-after with four-only beachfront properties. Tom Offermann Real Estate sold the property two doors away a year ago for $9.3m setting a new Noosa record at the time and it’s also the third sale in as many months, the agency has conclused a property over $10 million, after selling a 6-bedroom luxury home in nearby Noosaville. Naturally everyone is curious to know more. After-all these property sales are not every day transactions however a buyer’s confidentiality is paramount. Many have very public profiles as do sporting legends Mark Webber, Thomas Muster, Evonne Cawley, and Dawn Fraser who have had Noosa boltholes for years, and let’s not forget Richard Branson who owns Makepeace Island Resort on the Noosa River.

A beach house in the front row with nothing but the sea in front is the ultimate prize...



Solo Exhibition at GOMA The most ambitious exhibition to date of work by Patricia Piccinini has exclusively opened at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), becoming GOMA’s largest ever solo exhibition by an Australian artist.

JIVE ART Hastings Street.... Artist Michael Whitehead is living proof that success does come to those who give everything to their passion in life.


ince his passion for painting became a full-time career almost 20 years ago, Michael’s dynamic, layered abstracts have earned him a growing national and international reputation with galleries, collectors and art lovers. With scores of successful exhibitions already to his credit, this year Michael confined his painting largely to commissioned pieces and produced a record number of paintings for private and corporate clients all over Australia and New Zealand as well as Hong Kong, Germany, the US and the UK. Now back home after a long sojourn in his native England to his hinterland home and studio, Michael has been preparing a new body of work for show at Jive Art.Michael has returned itching to put this inspiration to good use and noted that while that the spark for a painting can come from many sources, it can be difficult to extend this into a coherent body of work without serious preparation and thought. He says, his travels, the Noosa National Park, the beaches, the river or long ride on his Harley through Queensland’s stunning country towns all feed into his work, but once he lays a blank canvas down, it is his mind and music that lets his brush truly soar. See Michael Whitehead’s art at Jive Art, 2 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. For more information: • Tel: 07 5455 3308 • Open 7 Days


he Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ exhibition features more than 50 new and Ms Piccinini is one of the world’s most popular contemporary artists, and it is incredibly exciting that GOMA has been able to work with her to produce this exclusiveto-Queensland exhibition featuring major new works. "Working with a skilled team of collaborators and computer technology, Patricia’s art collapses the boundaries between reality and artifice - to create captivating environments populated by strangely compelling, often hybridised, startlingly realistic sculptures, that are foreign and strange looking, yet seemingly familiar." "The artworks in the GOMA exhibition will deliberately challenge our conceptions about what it means to be human and the power of empathy." he said The exhibition run from 24th March to 5th August 2018, and will feature some of Piccinini’s most recognisable life-like sculptures, among them The Bond 2016, a woman lovingly cradling an ambiguous creature, along with Big Mother 2005, The Comforter 2010. For more information or to purchase tickets to Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection visit

What’s on at the Butter Factory Friday 6 April 2018 – Tuesday 8 May 2018 hARTland Nicole Harper Foyer Space Exploring landscape to find a home. An exhibition of landscape images by regional artist Nicole Harper exploring the concept of landscape, including its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Using everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point, an image is composed to rouse our imagination and emotions rather than presenting a factual reality in the artists search for a new heartland. Expressions Marcus Beach Artisans Creamery Space



expanding horizons through form, medium and technique, or a spiritual dimension.

Art of the Body Community Show Butter Box

“Expressions” is a visually rich exhibition of painting, ceramics and photography. The genesis for the Expressions Exhibition lies in our personal responses to the environment. The Marcus Beach Artisans are three visual artists, a sculptor and a photographer. Each of us brings our own meaning to the word “Expressions”, be it a literal expression in the work, a sense of

BFAC’s first Art of the Body, an exhibition celebrating the beauty of the human form from a variety of perspectives to coincide with the Australian Body Art Festival. This is a community show where the artworks will be the human figure, exploring the beauty of our anatomy. The classification is PG as there will be some nudity.

Butter Factory Arts Centre 11A Maple Street, Cooroy 4563 Open: Tues. to Sun. 10am – 3pm, closed Mondays P: 07 5442 6665 Facebook and Instagram: @butterfactoryartscentre

NS How being jilted in Paris began a life long love affair with Burma....

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly PRA (British 1879 - 1972 ) was born in London and was educated at Eton and Trinity hall, Cambridge. He studied mainly in Paris, and claimed Whistler as an early influence. In his early years, mainly due to his grandfather being the founder of Kelly’s directories, he was able to travel widely.


hen he was thirty, and in Paris in 1909, he was jilted by a Parisienne beauty he was in love with . Inconsolable he cried on the shoulder of his lifelong best friend the playwright and raconteur Somerset Maugham. His friend came up with an answer. ‘’Burma'' said Maugham, a country stacked full of beautiful women. In 1907 a Burmese dance troop of around seventy dancers thrilled Paris, Somerset Maugham attended more than once, and along with the rest of Paris proclaimed them exquisite. Maugham wasn’t the only attendee. The, by then, World famous sculptor Auguste Rodin, was enraptured by Burmese dancing and dancers . Rodin produced around 170 sketches of dancers in different poses, one of which featured in a recent B.B.C Fake and Fortune program, ( available on u tube ). It appears what was good enough for Rodin was good enough for Kelly. We will probably never know whether Kelly ever had any dalliances with any of the dancers, but during his many visits to Burma during his lifetime, he painted hundreds of oils of them. The more important the dancer, especially if beautiful, the higher the prices go.

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly PRA - Oil - ‘Burmese Dancer’ portrait painter, 18 of which he completed of his old friend Maugham, other sitters included Ralph Vaughan Williams and T.S Elliot. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1930, and served as it’s president from 1949 -54 . Through the reigns of two kings and queen Elizabeth the second, he remained a Royal favourite portraitist. Following his death at Exmouth, Devon in 1972 a studio sale took place in London, a sale which caused a drop in value of his portraits, mainly due to well over a hundred full length Burmese dancer oils flooding the market. Happily almost half a century on, his portraits and dancers, if first quality, or of a desired sitter or beautiful dancer, can command prices into six figures in pounds, on gallery walls.

In 1920 he married English woman Lillian Ryan, who became the model for one of his most important series of portraits all given the title of Jane. He was mainly a


Leigh Murphy - Noosa


AND MANY MORE Also British and European works All prices are below current Auction prices and all reasonable offers will be considered.

Margaret Preston - Oil on board 1923

FINE ART GALLERY None of this collection of paintings have been seen in an Auction Room in the past 30 years, with most having been bought privately.

4/41 Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction (beside H&R Block) Open 7 days Ph 0438 745 940






THE LAMBSHANK REDEMPTION COOKBOOK - 50 Blockbuster movie-inspired recipes By: Lachlan Hayman Published by: Dog 'n' Bone Publishing RRP: $39.99 Lights, Korma, Action! Get stuck into these 50 movie-inspired recipes that are worthy of an Oscar. Why settle for popcorn and a soda? The Lambshank Redemption Cookbook presents a director’s cut of the finest dishes paying homage to the finest ever films. Think of them as culinary sequels. With 50 blockbuster pun-based recipes featuring: The Prawn Identity, The Fig Lebowski, Cherry Maguire, The King’s Peach, Pinenuts of the Caribbean, Cooka-Dahl Dundee and The Gnocchi Horror Show, this is five-star cuisine from the big screen. Lachlan Hayman is a selfproclaimed dad-joker, who wants to make amazing food more fun and accessible to everyone.

THE A TO Z OF RUGBY LEAGUE PLAYERS 110 YEARS - 10,000 PLAYERS! By: Ian Collis Published by: New Holland RRP $35.00 Here is a book for enthusiasts containing more than 10,000 players and 110 years of ARL history. Listed in easy to alphabetical order, this book is an important time capsule of statistics for the code stretching back to the start of last century. Every first-grade rugby league player whether a one-game wonder or veteran Test star is included. Completely updated and extensively researched, this book will become your go-to reference source .

CONVERSATIONS WITH KATTER ON POLITICS, LIFE AND THE THINGS THAT MATTER By: Bob Katter Published by: New Holland RRP $35 Bob Katter has one of the highest public recognition rates in the country..he' up there with prime ministers, film stars and celebrities; but the 'man under the hat' is also a very private person who, until now, has been reluctant to speak about the people and events that have shaped his life as the second-longest serving parliamentarian in Australia's history. This book has allowed him free-rein to raise issues that he believes are important for the nation to address. He also believes that



politicians in all levels of government have much to answer for - and speaks openly about his own disappointments, which weigh heavily on him to this day.

STILL HALF MY SIZE... THE THINKING PERSON'S DIET By: Susie Elelman Published by: New Holland RRP $29.99 Another diet book? Definitely not! Just simple changes, with the latest research and wisdom from mates and achievers, updated from Susie's first book 'Half my Size'. It's her story of how she shed more than 50kg and kept it off for ten years. Susie hasn't always been successful and had to work hard to discover the reasons why, as they are not always within our control. come with hr while she details 21st century research and discoveries that help explain what a journey weight control is for her, and for you. Susie looks at ways to achieve realistic and achievable results that will make you feel terrific about the way you look and feel, inside and out.

THE SWEET LIFE Home-baking and Sweet Treats Italian Style By: Liliana Battle Published by: New Holland RRP $35.00 there are fewer things more comforting than the sweet smell of a cake baking in the oven. This cookbook showcases the beautiful and diverse range of Italian baking and sweet treats. From biscuits and everyday cakes, to rustic tarts, decadent chocolate cupcakes, fruity treats and amazing pastries, to incredible show stopping celebratory cakes - there is a recipe her for every occasion.


Live Theatre

WHAT’S ON IN NOOSA & BRISBANE Don’t forget to vote for “Best Play” - Noosa Arts is sponsoring $500 for the audience choice award. There are only three performances for this event and it will be a crowd pleaser...

FUNNY GIRL This ‘exhilarating’ musical celebrates the exuberant and elegant flavour of Broadway in the 1910s and 20s, and tells the real life story of beloved singer, actress and comedienne Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her (despite the discouragement of her friends and neighbours, who tell her that she isn’t pretty enough for the stage), rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. As she awaits her husband’s release from prison (entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein), Fanny reflects on her incredible true story in a series of flashbacks. A triumphant story of starry success, coupled with a bittersweet story of love. Funny Girl is a musical theatre classic with a sensational score filled with show stoppers including; I’m the Greatest Star, People and Don’t Rain on my Parade. Funny Girl opened on Broadway in 1964 starring Barbra Streisand in the role of Fanny Brice, and ran for a total of 1,348 performances. DATES Cut price preview: April 18 at 7.30pm, all tickets $28 Evenings: April, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4 at 7.30pm Matinees: April 21, 22, 28,29, May 5 TICKETS Adults $38 | Concession $33 Member/Group $31 | U18 $28

SHORTS ON STAGE Musical: Returning to Noosa Arts after the overwhelming success last year, this will again be a fast-moving selection of (up to) ten 10 minute, highly entertaining plays from stellar casts in South East Queensland.

DATES MAY 26 & 27 at 2pm MAY 26 at 7:30pm TICKETS Adult $25 | Concession $20 GENRE 10 minute plays WARNING May contain Coarse Language and Adult Themes

ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL Since 1978, Noosa Arts Theatre has been running the National One-Act Playwriting Competition. With an $8,000 cash prize pool, it attracts entries from playwrights throughout Australia, and many other countries. Scripts are judged anonymously by a professional panel of three industry experts. The three finalists are selected on the quality of the writing, not on subject matter; and the winning order is decided before the plays are presented in this Festival. During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the ‘Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award’. Presentation of awards takes place after the final performance. Noosa Arts Theatre is proud to offer this rather unique opportunity to aspiring and established playwrights and showcase the finalists as part of the NOOSA alive! Festival. DATES Cut price preview: July 12 at 7.30pm, all tickets $23 Evenings: July 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20* at 7.30pm Matinees: July 14, 15, 21* at 2pm TICKETS Adults $32 | Concessions $28 Member/Group $25 | U18 $23 *Noosa Long Weekend Festival performances, all tickets $35 GENRE One-act plays WARNING May contain Coarse Language and Adult Themes

Get in on the Act at Noosa Arts Theatre



rammy Award-winning coloratura soprano, Sum Jo returns to Australia this July for a series of unmissable performances, including a debut recital at QPAC. One of the world's greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo will perform a magnificent program of music from her unsurpassed repertoire, joined on stage for the first time by dashing Argentine-born baritone, José Carbó. With over 50 recordings to her credit, Sumi Jo is among the highest selling classical singers in the world, and one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. Her concerts have delighted audiences globally, including performances at the Summer and Winter Olympics, and for the Pope. Legendary maestro Herbert von Karajan describes Jo as having 'a voice from above'. José Carbó, born in Argentina to Spanish and Italian parents, has become on of Australia's most popular baritones, touring locally and internationally with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Los Angeles Opera since 2005. His debut album My Latin Heart debuted at No. 1 in the Limelight Magazine Classical charts. When: Sat 21st July - 7.30pm Where: Concert Hall, QPAC South Bank, Brisbane. Bookings: or Ph: 136 246

Noosa Arts Theatre - What's On Storytelling is at the heart of what we do.

Visit for further information and to download a 2017 program guide. 163 Weyba Road, Noosaville Phone: 07 5449 9343 Email:



Coastal cruising MOTORING AROUND

New Rolls-Royce Phantom debuts in Australia… The long-awaited NEW Phantom from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has made its debut in Australia. Setting the new benchmark for prestige driving. Since 1925, Phantom has conveyed some of the world's most influential and powerful men and women to the most defining historical moments over the last 92 years. Rolls-Royce's tireless pursuit of perfection has been to constantly refine what the world's leading luxury item should be, with innovations to satisfy the most discerning of luxury patrons. "Cutting-edge innovations include a new exclusive 'Architecture of Luxury'. an all-aluminium space frame designed to underpin every future Rolls-Royce; great leaps in technology, drivetrain and driver assistance systems to produce a peerless 'magic carpet ride'; and a new, world-first 'Gallery' that allows owners to personalise a moving art piece. We are confident that New Phantom will once again take its place at the pinnacle of Australia's super-luxury landscape, a country of historic and future strategic importance to us." he concluded. Each New Phantom is expected to be Bespoke. Pricing in Australia for Phantom Standard Wheelbase starts from AUD950.000, with Phantom Extended Wheelbase starting from AUD1,100.000. S.E. Queensland sales: For full details

We care for some of Noosa’s most admired cars!

The recipe to taking care of your car near the beach... Noosa chef Jayde Serré knows how important a good recipe is. As Sous Chef Jayde had the pleasure of cooking for the Queen when she stayed at Novotel Twin Waters Resort in 2002. Returning to Noosa, Jayde ran “Dish on Thomas’ restaurant in Noosaville until sold, and today still keeps his hand in preparing beautiful salads for Rick’s Artisan Pies and Sourdough.


ut his passion has now turned to ‘BUFF-IT Car Detailing’ a business he set up after being promoted by friends to care for some of Noosa’s most admired cars... Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, and Porsche to name a few.

Says Jayde “I’m a perfectionist, it’s just something you become when you are cooking or caring for the much loved cars owned by people who want to protect their investment...” Whether its a $5,000 car or a $800,000 Ferrari it gets the same professional attention to detail and care.” The harsh conditions of beautiful coastal living can be brutal on paint and interiors, a regular wash and a quality wax and polish needs to be applied more often than when living farther away from the salty breezes. Needless to say sun is the other major factor in vehicle deterioration. Interiors and rubber and paint hate it as much as we hate being sunburnt. There are also many commercial products available at your local motor store for the DIY’s but be cautious. “Care and attention to expensive car interiors of leather and other materials should be left to the professionals” said Jayde. Likewise with polishing modern cars, the days of a cut’n’polish on modern painting techniques is best left to professionals... Luckily Jayde knows the recipe to keeping your vehicle looking fresh!

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On the river



rom sunrise to sunset along the park that runs adjacent to the Noosa River (known as the 'golden mile') you'll see a passing parade of people walking their dogs, others taking the time to amble along watching the boats as they motor or sail past; devotees of tai chi and yoga carefully going through their movements; and others enjoying a quiet cup of coffee with friends; while mothers and holiday makers take their little ones for a walk or ride under the bowers of towering trees. Along the foreshore, helpful information centre staff will book tours for you to visit Fraser Island (the world's largest sand island, and home to Australia's purest dingos), as well as trips to the mystical Everglades, or themed cruises. With playgrounds and exercise equipment, as well as electric barbecues, and

covered table and bench seating positioned around the area, it is the perfect place for a family get together. The carefree nature of the area is mirrored by the gentle wings of the pelicans as they soar high above before coasting in to the shoreline in search of the prime position for sleeping or checking out the chance of catching a fish down below; as those wishing to spend some time on the water hire kayaks, paddle boards, small boats and pontoons from the local boat shed operators. If not so inclined, you can still enjoy the river by hopping aboard the ferry for a leisurely cruise. All this and only 10 minutes drive from Hastings Street. What are you waiting for?





AFTER a long career in journalism and PR, I retired to Noosa with Ingrid in 2013. And when Ingrid began a four-year term as an elected Noosa Councillor in 2016, I decided on a vow of silence so she could have a clear run without me being a jackass. Now, with her term at the halfway mark, I’m taking off the gag.


EOPLE tell me Ingrid is ‘doing good’ as a councillor. Ingrid calls it “being community facing” – solutionoriented accessibility to residents. She searches for win-wins and supports the battlers. As a novice to politics, by her own admission she’s had to toughen up and, along with Sandy Bolton, whose recent successful campaign for the Noosa State seat I worked on - I know this part of the world has two formidable women politicians. COOROIBAH-based Ian ‘Shoey’ Schuback, Sandy’s partner, is a four times world bowls champion, ABC commentator and author of ‘Bowls Biased + Uncensored’ – which presents bowls as a philosophy not just a sport. Right at the end of the book there’s a chapter so short you’d almost miss it. It tells of Shoey’s joust with cancer and bears faithful witness to the positive attitudes that pervade his book: coolness under pressure, good humour, a sense of proportion, a love of life and recognition that to play your role and play it with honesty is one of the most important things you can ever do.



DEMOCRACY at work. We’d been coming to Noosa regularly for over 20 years before we decided to move here from Sydney. We parachuted into Paradise and count this as one of the best decisions we ever made. But visitors don’t often see beneath the Shire’s tranquil beauty. Revelations awaited. A few people here – locals call them ‘the Gang of Four’ - play their politics tough and murky. “We say who’s allowed on to the park,” one of these czars once advised me, “we’re the gatekeepers.” Their attitude is ‘just enjoy it, we’ll run the place’. It’s a discordant and divisive outlook.

“Their attitude is ‘just enjoy it, we’ll run the place” Australia’s leading playwright David Williamson lives here and, social conflict being his metier, it’s probably time he put Noosa on stage. BUT for the most part, Noosa is idyllic and the locals are great. An illiterate woman from a village in Papua New Guinea visited the shire recently and told me what she thought. Julie Kumbon dictated a letter and sent it to me via her husband, Daniel, a journalist. “As soon as I landed at Brisbane Airport, I saw that Australia was beautiful,” wrote Julie. “I also saw that people were humble and kind. The coach driver spoke to us with kind words.” JULIE continued: “A lady in Noosa offered to take my photo in front of Noosa Blue Resort

where we stayed. She told me her dad had fought in New Guinea in the war and that she was happy to meet me. I saw clean streets, beautiful parks and a lady walking her dog and picking up its excrement in a plastic bag. Australians know how to enjoy life. They created heaven on earth and I think many of them will go to heaven. They are so kind, happy and willing to help each other.” That heaven bit sounds good. MEDICAL technology has improved and spinal surgery isn’t as wicked as it once was (I’ve had four goes) but recuperation remains lengthy. Completing a decent walk is my current goal. I prefer your classic town ramble because I’m able to mooch past interesting goings on and snatches of conversation. Glimpses of other people’s lives waft around as I pass by. The memorable ones stick. Along the Noosa river foreshore, octogenarian woman to husband as they observe their dog hurtle through space to catch a bouncing tennis ball: “It’s such a trivial thing to be good at”. Young woman to female friend at Noosa Junction, awaiting the bus to Tewantin: “No, he wasn’t the man who knew too much; he was the man who didn’t know quite enough”. In a queue at Civic Woolworths, exasperated mum to obstreperous three-year old: “Stop that or I’ll tell Barnaby Joyce”. Passing a table outside Aromas in Hastings Street, older man to young man: “Look on the good side, your father dying made a man of you”. (Young man’s face a portrait of misery.) They abstract quite beautifully from their context; mostly gentle glimpses of life. We’re all passers-by.

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Noosa STYLE magazine AUTUMN 2018 edition  

Over 19 years providing locals in Noosa and visitors to our beautiful part of the world, the salt, the sand and the green surrounding. All t...

Noosa STYLE magazine AUTUMN 2018 edition  

Over 19 years providing locals in Noosa and visitors to our beautiful part of the world, the salt, the sand and the green surrounding. All t...