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sn’t it wonderful that life is finally getting back to normal.

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Covid is obviously still with us, but hopefully under control in Australia, now that the vaccinations have rolled out around the country. It’s been a long journey for us all, and obviously it has taken its toll on a lot of us. Everyone wants to forget that 2020 was ever on our calendars - but it was; and we’ve come through it stronger, with a new sensitivity to our fellow man, and a new perspective on how we work. I think that quite a large number of workers have realised that there can be a balance between working from home - and family commitments - and life itself. Working from home may have been a decision that a lot of us would never have made for ourselves - it was thrust upon us by a pandemic giving us cause to ‘think outside the box’ - but we took up the challenge and made it work for us. A new era is now upon us - so lets embrace it and move towards 2022 with a new-found strength and drive. This season we have decided to go with an indulgent food issue. It’s time for comfort food again, as Autumn leads the way into the cooler Winter month; and I always love the cooler months, where we have the opportunity to indulge all our guilty pleasures, and then add another ‘stylish’ layer to our ensemble to disguise their effects.

and accessories, interesting people, luscious wines and spirits, fabulous restaurants, the art scene and a considered collection of books to read - as well as, beautiful jewellery and an eclectic mix of events and theatre dates. We showcase the latest interior design trends in soft furnishings, paint colours that will be perfect for your inner home renovator. It’s time for a new look for the new season. This issue, we converse with Australian singing/acting icon, Olivia Newton-John, about her life and her positive attitude to her ongoing battle with cancer; and take a look at the life of actor/author and local Sunshine Beach resident, Robin Hawdon, about his exceptional career; and underwater photographer Justin Bruhn gives us an insight into the travelling companions of the Humpback whales, on their journey to Hervey Bay to deliver their calves. And, be sure to check out our stunning collection of red wines to accompany your favourite dining experience this season, or to simply enjoy as you read your new book over the Easter holidays. Chocolate and red wine - need I say more! The barometer may be dropping over the coming months, but it’s always sunny in Queensland, and Noosa is still the ‘hottest' place to be! Please read and enjoy,

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MP Life Sandy Bolton MP Independent Member for Noosa

As you know, in Noosa we never do anything in ‘halves’!!


nternational Women’s Day gave opportunity for celebrations, as well considerations. In amongst the ‘bubbly’, that I sent virtually from Parliament, was the call out for those further conversations that we need to have. The themes “Choose to Challenge” and ‘Dare to Challenge” gave a perfect segue into what can be an uncomfortable realm. Looking at growing issues in our world and challenging ourselves to identify our individual contributions to them, and what we will do about it. Over so many generations, we have had incredible women and men, who challenged societal ‘norms’ through challenging themselves. It is not easy to speak out or go against the ‘flow’ of trends, expectations and standards set, including wearing trousers instead of a frock? However, it is because those that have gone before us did, that we now have a world that has new norms that benefit all, including myself as I am a trouser gal! Their efforts gave opportunity to tap into both male and female potential, capacities, and networks, with a focus on humanity versus gender. It is now 100 years since the first woman was elected to an Australian Parliament, as well competed in the Olympic games. You may say that is such a long time. With our First Nations People spanning 65,000 years, this last century has been just a tiny portion of a journey, yet it has been hugely instrumental, or ‘game changing’. For Irene Longman, the first QLD female MP, her frustration would have been extensive, including not being allowed to eat with the lads in the dining room. Yet she dared to challenge herself, and the system, effecting far reaching change she could never have foreseen. When I sit in the reading room where she could not, and smell the cigars embedded with the conversations in the furnishings, I think of the decisions

made. Ones that came from an era that was ‘patriarchal’ in all ways, including the very systems that we need to do the ‘tick box’ against. Yes, we still use 200year-old legislative framework in which to undertake reform. How can that succeed if the very framework we are reforming against, needs reforming itself? So, to that uncomfortable conversation. The ‘challenge’. It is one we never like, though we must have if we are to tackle this aged ‘frock’ that we have worn now until threadbare. Acknowledging our own perceptions, beliefs, and behaviours, and the role they play in what occurs in our community and society, is one to ponder alone, or with friends. As mothers, daughters, partners, and friends, we have enormous influence. At home, in the workplace, in the park or in Parliament, the future is in our ability to question preconceived notions and expectations and make change. Whether it is about domestic waste, violence, or affordable living, we have the solutions within us and our actions by what we support, and what we reject. And what we question. Including, when we are offered a new, better ‘frock’ to replace a worn one, question whether it is the same designer using better material, or vice versa? We are so blessed in Noosa, with phenomenal women and men who do exactly that. Challenge themselves, in order to challenge our systems. Happy pondering everyone! Whether a ‘Noosan’ or a much-loved visitor, get out and enjoy our stunning autumn sunsets (and sunrises!), donning your best frock or trousers!!


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NS More than 30 years after lighting up the silver screen in Grease, Olivia Newton-John hasn't lost any of the brightness that made her a global sweetheart, as Noosa Style discovers.

olivia newton-john WORDS: VIOLET WILDER

Considering all she's been through since her ‘Sandra Dee’ days, Olivia Newton-John is a true inspiration to us all.


hrough an acting and music career- that ebbed and flowed between prolific and imperfect, she has ridden the waves, forever stayed true to her Aussie roots, and worked a way through life’s challenges, of which there have been many. Her latest success is undoubtedly the way she has once again, kept at arm’s length the spectre of cancer. Diagnosed with metastasis breast cancer in the early Nineties, the singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and international superstar, has worked her way through considerable physical and mental doubt - and, as she says, is now in the best shape of her life.



“Activity for me helps reduce stress,” she begins, “and for me this has been a big part of finding normality. Playing sports, going for a walk, keeping moving. If I'm feeling stressed I'll put on my running shoes and go either to the gym, or go for a walk to appreciate the beauty in nature. It’s not radical, it’s simple – but it makes me feel good. “I don't think there is any secret to being happy - I think it's a decision. I think I have a naturally pretty positive outlook and tend to believe the best in people and things.” Referencing what has become an almost perpetual battle against cancer, she says: “The first time I beat cancer I went through a divorce shortly afterwards, and that’s about the only time I would say a divorce felt so easy,” she laughs. “The biggest battle of my life had already been won.”

After a car accident in 2013, a second cancer diagnosis materialised after doctors found some irregularities in her shoulder. And then, in 2017, a new malignant cancer on her back – “three times lucky, right,” she laughs. “I joke, but when you have already beaten something twice, the third time around you really don’t consider it in the same way. “Cancer is something I’ve learned to live with – it’s part of my life and I do the right thing to keep it at bay. No-one will stop me,” she thunders. Newton-John has been helped in no small part by her daughter, Chloe, who is 35. Spiritually, she has been a guiding force, though in a medicinal sense her Amazon Herb Company, which advocates the

use of marijuana in easing anxiety, aiding sleep and, ultimately, lessening the pain of the physical effects of cancer - means the actress has embarked on the ultimate mother/daughter project. Indeed, you might say, at 73, the remarried, singer, songwriter, actress and international superstar is arguably at peace - after a fullon and sometimes tumultuous career in the spotlight. “I like to stay current and relevant, but that’s to myself,” she offers. “I’m not going to do it for anyone else, and nor should I.” In career terms, although Newton-John’s impact in recent decades has been rather more understated than her time at the forefront of teen entertainment in the late Seventies, when she partnered John Travolta in making the iconic teen love movie Grease, the fact remains the Aussie has sold over 100 million albums. continues next page...




er success includes four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, two number one hits and over 15 top 10 singles.

She is still in touch with Travolta, despite the fact their careers have taken them in very different directions. He is a member of the Hollywood elite; she is someone just as much at home holidaying on the Sunshine Coast – she had a house on Noosa Heads beach in the Eighties – as she is hunting out her next big LA project. “Whatever I do, it’s about ensuring I don’t take myself too seriously,” she says. “I was born in the UK, and actually, a lot of my work ends up back over there on TV. I’ll rough it with light entertainment as much as I want to sell out concert halls – I’m not picky, I just want to contribute and feel a part of it.”

The fact she is and still feels a part of it - over three decades since the peak of her stardom, proves the enduring legacy Newton-John has over us. Perhaps it’s her sunshine smile, perhaps it’s her ability to laugh through even the toughest of life’s challenges, or perhaps it’s because her music has become the greatest advocate for someone, whose battles have extended well beyond getting her latest movie or album to the top of the rankings. “In a way, my songs have always been for anyone facing a time of challenge in their life. I've always told people to get physical, get spiritual, get happy - in your own time. Life is a gift. “I think you have to laugh at everything, particularly at yourself - and even in difficult situations. I know I've always found that laughter – and crying – is an emotional release. Some people laugh, some people cry, and some people do both at the same time.

“Whatever you do, it's a release for your brain and body and helps you feel good… so do it. “Personally, laughter is the one for me – it’s incredibly important. It's a wonderful release of endorphins. I'm usually able to laugh at most things… in fact, even when I was given the news I had breast cancer, I think I laughed. I guess it's a natural stress releaser for me - and a strange way to react to some things. It's not always appropriate, but it works.” A big part of the singer, entrepreneur, and activist staying at the top of her game is the fact she has looked after herself so impeccably. “It’s the little things,” says the entertainer, who has a spa retreat in New South Wales, called Gaia, that was nominated for a prestigious World Luxury Hotel Award. “If you do something little every day, ultimately it adds up to making something big, and I’d like to think that’s the way I’ve managed to retain a feeling of being young and alive. “I've always taken my makeup off at night - no matter how tired I am; I will always cleanse my face and then moisturise – I use a Vitamin C serum and some form of face cream and still do – perhaps it’s those things, perhaps I’m just lucky.”

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Olivia NewtonJohn Q&A Q: What’s your favourite luxury? OLIVIA: Makeup. I love buying makeup. I love the Maybelline mascara in the pink container. Q: You've mentioned being out in nature and walking your dogs. Do you have a regular exercise program? OLIVIA: Yes, I walk. I have a small

gym at home and I was an avid tennis player and loved playing tennis with my husband [she’s married to businessman John Easterling], but I haven't had a chance to do that lately. I love to hike and walk my dog. My husband and I take long walks.

or mood, and it creates emotions in your body. It's proven that plants grow more with music than without, so music helps in healing and going forward. Babies respond to music even before they're born. Music is a vibration and we are made of vibrations.

Q: How do you think music in general, helps health the body and soul?

Q: Any certain tune of yours that a perennial favourite?

OLIVIA: Music is healing. You might hear a song that sparks a memory

for me. Obviously Grease was a very important part of my life and career - Hopelessly Devoted To You was a wonderful song. You're the One That I Want and Honestly Love You are special to me as well. Q: What two words best describe Olivia Newton-John today? OLIVIA: Oh golly. Happy and grateful.

OLIVIA: It's a difficult question. It's like saying who your favourite child is - they all have different meanings





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The inaugural launch of these highly limited boxes has set a world record. The final bid and private sale of the first Emerald Isle box to be released, was secured jointly on St Patrick’s Day by Houston-based Fabergé collectors. James and Korrine Whipkey, and a group of private investors led by Scott H. Weissman. As part of the sale, all proceeds will go to the Correa Family Foundation, a charity supporting children affected by cancer. The remaining six Emerald Isle experiences boxes will be released at auctions and events in key cities throughout 2021. Maybe Australia will be the next home for one.

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ast October, the disability charity launched the first instalment of their ‘Sustainable Community Workshops’ at their 5-acre facility, ‘Our Backyard’. These unique workshops focus on a variety of educational topics about the environment, agriculture and permaculture. Sunshine Butterflies have just introduced their second ‘Sustainable Community Workshop’ to the community, which is a Plant Tour at ‘Our Backyard’ with Horticulturist Damien Walsh. Damien has over 20 years of experience with horticulture, landscape and environment design, and is an expert in native plants. Damien runs Sunshine Butterflies social enterprise Sunshine Gardens and Landscaping. Sunshine Gardens provides landscape design, construction and maintenance services to the entire Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Cooloola regions, to support Sunshine Butterflies programs and projects. “ On this plant tour, you will learn about a variety of topics such as, plant health, the best environments for plants, the importance of mulching and compost, correct plant positioning, edible and non-edible plants, how to get your plants to thrive and nutrition and fertilising” Damien Walsh, Horticulturist

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unshine Butterflies are offering one-on-one ‘Farm Animal Enrichment Sessions’ to assist people of all ages and abilities - to care and interact with the centre's farm animals, in a safe and supportive environment. These sessions develop various life skills that help build self esteem, confidence and shape positive behaviours. Experienced animal instructors and support workers provide local and emotional support during every session, and tailor the activities to suit the needs of each participant. Mutual animal enrichment practices include, grooming, petting and stroking their horses, ponies and donkey. Wheelchair access available. One hour sessions available: Bookings Ph: 07 5470 2830 For full details:

T Winton in central west queensland has shaped the nation with a love of country music and the beautiful aussie outback. Next april, the birthplace of Qantas and waltzing matilda will come alive once again, to host a myriad of entertainment that celebrates its roots in classic Australiana. Way Out West will be held during the easter school holidays, kicking off on Waltzing Matilda Day and continuing into the weekend, with a roaring curated program of entertainment to complement the stunning sunsets and iconic aussie scenery that has brought winton to the world stage of iconic destinations. The weekend main stage headline performances feature some of australia’s biggest

ime Travel is the theme for the Australian Body Art Festival, to be held in Cooroy in the Noosa hinterland from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 April 2021. There will be competition and displays in body painting, face painting, special effects, wearable art, surfboard art and more, along with food vendors, markets stalls, art installations, entertainment and a photo booth. 12.00AM FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021 - 12.00AM SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2021



he 30th anniversary of the Noosa Festival of Surfing will be held in the beautiful waters of Noosa’s Laguna Bay from 15-23 May 2021. Presented by the Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is the largest longboard gathering in the world, and this year will return to the core roots established 3 decades ago. There will be more age divisions for male and female competitors, the Family Challenge event makes a return, along with the longboarding Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) surf event and the popular Vetshop Dog Surfing Championships. Also a charity event for local kids with disabilities, a surf art show and more.





et ready for one of queensland’s most anticipated music festivals... After a 12-month pause, the iconic Winton’s Way Out West Festival will return bigger than ever in april 2021 - with a starstudded all-aussie line-up, bringing more than 100 Australian artists and musicians together for six incredible days and nights of entertainment - across seven venues, in one of the world’s most unique outback locations.



names in music. let’s get down to the nitty gritty and have a look at the awesome line-up… Lee Kernaghan, Sheppard, Daryl Braithwaite, the Wolfe Brothers, Beccy Cole and so many more.

ltraman Australia is back and heading into its sixth year from 8 to 10 May 2021, as it brings together athletes from around the world in beautiful Noosa. This multi-day, ultra-distance triathlon runs over three days and consists of swimming, cycling and running events. Kicking off at 5.30am on Saturday 8 May in front of Noosa Surf Lifesaving Club, this is a great opportunity for the community and visitors to join in on all the exciting energy that will be circulating right here on Noosa Main Beach, as we celebrate the courage and strength of these amazing athletes and crew.

“One woman’s journey to creating the life of her dreams” A great life ‘style’ is not only found in the things we bring into our lives and the way we choose to live- but also, in the way we furnish our minds.


ancy Wehnert loves nice things. Fine-dining, champagne, luxury holidays and stylish surroundings. She built a successful business and worked hard to get what she wanted in life - but once she reached this place, she realised she still wasn’t completely happy. Something was missing. It was like a tap on the shoulder everyday, pointing out how empty she felt - despite the wonderful life going on around her. It showed up as being disconnected in relationships, overindulging, frustrated, rigid and trying to escape the feeling using diversions and distractions. A general sense of unhappiness pervaded. “I tried everything; self-help books and classes, courses, therapy, retreat holidays, seminars, holistic practices and escape with all the fun stuff life has to offer. And yet, it only dulled the emptiness for short periods of time”. Nancy explained. She understood what being in this frame of mind was costing her: relationships with others - and herself, the life she believed was out there for her, a sense of fulfilment, and living her best life. So Nancy made some major decisions and big life changes - but it wasn’t until she discovered life coaching that her life really started to turn around and the emptiness dissipated. Nancy learnt that it was all about what was


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esides a well-known market, the iconic Eumundi township CBD also boasts an impressive School of Arts building, Queensland pioneer style hotels, historical museum, sidewalk cafes, dining venues with al fresco facilities, giant memorial trees, a quirky bell tower, and sedate state-of-the-art picnic park and playground. The 40-year-old, twice weekly markets of Eumundi have recently been voted Best in Australia. And, they’re so easy to access. Simply follow the M1/Bruce Highway and turn off at Exit 224, then it’s only 1km to the historic township of Eumundi. And, after spending quality time in Eumundi, it’s only

another 20km, down the Noosa Eumundi Road to Noosa Heads. Attracting over 20,000 visitors each week, it’s free to enter - and the markets are open rain or shine. Hundreds of traders attend, Saturday is the busier day starting 7.30am until 2pm. Similar times for a more relaxed Wednesday. Both days attract street food vendors, buskers, fashionistas, artisans, traders, craftspeople, face painters, masseurs, pain relief specialists, and other talented artisans and therapists arrive from the surrounding districts. One hundred, start-up and developing small businesses are open at Eumundi Square on Friday mornings 8.30am until 1pm for a relaxed catch-up of creative workshops. On these days, a make-up display and/or fashion parade is likely to be taking place. And, everyone is welcome. Enquiries Ph: 0428135456.

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tarting his impressive career as a boy soprano he also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and Queensland University. As a young Artist with Opera Queensland he performed the role of Ruiz in ll Trovotore, and later under contract with Opera Australia. During this time he was a finalist in the prestigious Royal Covent Garden Scholarship which enabled him to study and perform other major operatic roles in Germany and the UK. Upon returning to Australia, Roger co-founded “The Ten Tenors” and performed with them for three years. After leaving the Ten Tenors, Roger formed his own production/entertainment company Vavachi Entertainment. ROGER HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF ASIA’S HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CLASSICAL CORPORATE PERFORMERS AND THIS HAS SEEN HIM PERFORM FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS AT THE SINGAPORE F1 GRAND PRIX. A resident six-monthperformer at the Venetian Casino Macau/China., Roger recently returned to China, for a six-week contract touring in a concert production of Aida with Australian International Productions. Career highlights have been performing for Olivia Newton John and partners at the exclusive GAIA Retreat and Spa (NSW) singing at Landaa Giraavaru Four Seasons Resort in the beautiful Maldives, working alongside international soprano Louise Kennedy as a featured artist in “Puccini and Fettuccini” and his involvement in local community theatre productions. Piangi (Phantom of the Opera), Alfredo (Die Fledermaus) and Alfredo in La Traviata




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It had to be one of the luckiest breaks of our lives to find ourselves trapped at our home in Sunshine Beach when Covid struck.


e might have been back in the UK, facing a bitter winter and a huge surge in infections, or even worse at our French home, where President Macron was soon to rather mishandle the pandemic situation. We first discovered this magical place over twenty years ago when our daughter married an Australian and ensured our annual trips to this great country. After a few years of visiting Noosa we decided there could be nowhere better to spend some of our declining years, and continue our writing careers in the sunshine, so we bought an apartment here. It wasn’t long before we discovered that fellow playwright David Williamson and his delightful wife Kristin lived close by, so we made contact, and since then have enjoyed numerous indulgent dinners together at local restaurants, exchanging show business experiences. Although our careers have followed very different geographical paths – David of course being Australia’s best known playwright, and my own hunting ground being mainly Britain, Europe, and America – we soon found that the challenges of playwrighting, finding the right directors, producing and casting successful productions, are universal. We also agree that the backstage dramas involving all the various temperamental personalities concerned can rival anything that eventually arrives on stage. We have both been fortunate in discovering the playwright’s precarious career – involving as it does the huge benefits of being able to work anywhere and at any time one wishes, whilst also experiencing the intensity, the thrills and the spills of show business life, without becoming too entangled in the stressful business of live performing. My own career has involved almost every aspect of show biz. I was an actor for over twenty years, becoming quite well known in my native UK, I have written plays all my life, I have directed West End shows, I have managed mainstream theatres. One might well accuse me of being a Jack of all trades, and master of none. But in the course of such a varied track record I did work with or encounter many famous names from both sides of the Atlantic. I also suffered huge disappointments as well as successes, and I experienced many bizarre and often hilarious incidents.



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So now, having reached my ninth decade, and for the moment run out of ideas for my next play/novel, I have resorted to the old man’s recourse of writing my memoir – more for my own amusement and the enlightenment of my descendants than for any hope of record-breaking sales. I was at first hesitant at embarking on such an exercise, my recall of facts being hazy at best. However, once I started, I discovered that my brain began to dredge up details of long ago experiences, names and productions, that I had scarcely remembered for many years. It was an illuminating process. Today’s younger generation of audiences will scarcely have heard of some of the great heroes of stage and screen that were household names in my day. Mention of those written about in the book such as John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier, and Vivien Leigh brings looks of vague puzzlement to the faces of many young people. And likewise talk of Hollywood icons like Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor or Judy Garland, raises smiles of recognition, but as quaint ghostly figures from a long-vanished era who are only recalled occasionally on TV screens, or in brief excerpts on Youtube. Modern youth’s celebrities are mostly feted as semirecognisable super heroes and heroines, rather than as mesmerising personalities and acting talents in their own right. Mention someone like Paul Newman or James Stewart – to my mind perhaps the most prolific creators of supreme performances in the history of Hollywood – and few will be able to name more than a couple of their titles. But there – that just shows my age. Meanwhile I am now struggling with a new novel, since Covid has brought the worldwide theatre business to a shuddering stop. Well, at least it keeps my last few grey cells active, and stops me pestering my dear, long-suffering wife, Sheila, who has now discovered the joy of writing herself. I have hopes that she will produce the best-selling novel that will keep us in our declining years.

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Meanwhile we continue to enjoy the unrivalled pleasures of Noosa’s wonderful beaches, rivers, hinterland, and cultural events, and thank ourselves so fortunate to be stuck in the lucky country of Australia.




The summers suns UV rays, warm days, days, pool and weeks at the beach may have fe felt good but they have more than likely taken their toll on your hair. With the seasons change here are some great tips fo for getting your hair back into great condition fo for the cooler months and to prevent further seasonal damage.

Aut utumn t Hai H ir i and Make-U Up Tips By Lizz Kramar @icon studios Photos: Peter Trainer

Smoothing your cuticle or the majoritty of The centre of your hair the cortex is responsible ffo strength in your hair strands,, a flat layer of overlapping cells called d the cuticle,, protects it.. Summer elements offtten raise and damage thiss protective layer making your hair more prone and vulnerable to breakage and split ends.. A damaged cuticle reduces shine,, increases porosity and dryness and makes your hair brittle and more likely to tangle. To efffeectively smooth the cuticle on every strand I recommend To d using a smoothing moisture mask approximately once a week ffo ollowed b by a quality leave in detangling heat resistant cream or spray.This will smooth and protect your hair from further environmental damage. Keratin Smoothing A salon keratin smoothing treatment will repair your hair 80-900% as well as keep it frizz Free.This in salon service takes approximately 2-44h hours depending on thickness and Length and will last 3-5 months giving you shiny healthy frizz free hair.



Hair length and split ends In the cooler month hs many woman wish to grow their haiir longer,, however split ends Can make this difficult as o the ends.. Split they cause thinning of ends cannot be cured d so Unffo ortunately the best solution is to have them cut off and maintain your fresh ends.

Hair colour In the Autumn and winter months I like to add a mixture of o tones through clients hair And normally no ormally add a little warmth and depth h to add more shine and dimension.. For the Fair haired ladies vanilla and rose tones with darker blonde make a bright fresh change;; And fo for the darker ladies a touch of red,, copper or golden brown can liven up yo our look. Alternatively a nice chocolate tone with honey face fram ming and lighter ends also looks Amazing as well as not being too high maintenance finished with a clear gloss to add Beautiful shine. Make up By the time Autumn arrives there’s a good chance yo our over the no makeup look most of us wear in summer.The latest celeebrity and runway inspirations show a rosey glow using extra blush along cheekbones to add a flushed look of colour. Lip colours are also bright but fresh- rich reds,, rusty to ones as well as a selection of pinks and deeper nudes.. Amplify your lookk with lash extensions or a good coating of mascara to make the eeyes really pop and don’t ffo orget your brows;; brush upwards and fill in any a gaps with a brow pencil or powder to achieve a full natural finish.

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Our little fashionistas... Cattywampus Teepee - Wild Dove It’s made in a soft grey tone, which nestles itself in the perfect spot between black and white. This neutral and comforting colour is on the rise in interior design and is easy to fit with your child’s bedroom, playroom or lounge room. It makes the perfect hideaway for a little snooze or play and is surely big enough for your little one’s imagination to run wild! A cosy grey nest where dreams can fly away on, or where heads can lay after long adventures through time and space. It’s time to bring the wonder of imagination back and live in the magic of the moment. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you know you’d want this secret, comfy place to hideaway. RRP $189.00.

PANTONE have announced the colour that is going to make our homes even brighter. Whose child wouldn’t be excited by bedtime in a room with soothing colours and ambience. Pantone Ultimate Gray + Pantone Illuminating, offer two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together. By adding coloured accents in your child’s favourite hues you can add a personal touch that will grow with them.



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ll their wallpapers are easy to remove as well, so no need to stress about changing your mind in a few years, and wanting to refresh your space… You can choose new wallpaper and do it all again. The DIY wallpaper collections come to you ready to transform your walls in handy roll lengths from 2.5m up to 3.1m. Should you require longer rolls for those super tall ceilings, just get in touch and they will happily custom quote for you. Peel & Stick Wallpapers are most popular for home installers, however the Spray & Up Wallpaper is also an easy alternative. The Wet & Up is usually utilised by more commercial spaces. Stockist info: RRP $80.00

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ooking for some inspiration for Easter this year? Lakanto has developed a mix of traditional, kid-friendly and decadent Easter recipes - all without sugar. These recipes are perfect for kids and adults alike, and will help you and your family to cut back on sugar overload this Easter and they’ll also be perfect for those special snacks - with different toppings throughout the year. Stockist info: RRP $80.00

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THE SAD GHOST CLUB By: Lize Meddings Published by: Hodder Children’s Books. RRP $22.99 Ever felt anxious or like you don’t belong? Like you’re almost - invisible?

Find your kindred spirit in The Sad Ghost Club. (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.) This is the story of one of those days - a days bad you can barely get out of bed, when it’s a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn’t. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, alone at a crowded party spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything.



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oosa Marina is one of the staples of Noosa for over 30 years. Noosa Marina is a locals favourite dinning location with the variety of restaurants on offer, be it modern Australian, a la carte, Italian or Fabulous fish n chips. Many working locals enjoy cafe Vin Cino for meetings, catching up over breakfast or a great Lunch available 7 days a week. There’s always something new to see with our variety of fashion Shops, hairdressers or day Spa on offer. Noose Marina is also a departure point for Many river cruises Including Sunset cruises, dinner cruises



or do it your own way with self-drive BBQ pontoons or half cabin hire boats, or charter a deep sea fishing boat. But by far the best way to get your own perspective of Noosa is by catching the Noosa ferry and travel along the Noosa river while enjoying an historical commentary. A return Journey is a Leisurely 90 mins and one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy Noosa. Sundays are a fanfare of Colour and entertainment with the regular Sunday markets and live music. Why not arrive relaxed, by ferry enjoy breakfast or lunch, or perhaps top the day off with an exquisite dinner with a view straight up the Noosa River.

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‘Mumpreneur’ is a term used to describe mothers that run their own businesses. A side hustle to being a mum. You can even find the term in the Cambridge Dictionary.


ut do you know what isn’t in the Cambridge Dictionary? ‘Dadpreneur’. Female business-owners across Australia are calling for an end to the term, widely called “patronising” and “derogatory”.

“If you’re a business owner running a successful company, whether or not you are a female, or a wife, or a mum is irrelevant. We need to stop categorising women in business based on if they have kids,” says Amanda Lacey, founder of POPCOM, a communications agency based in Sydney. “Maybe the term had a purpose a decade ago, to shine a light on the ability of mums to both manage family and launch a business. But now it’s becoming a form of casual gender-discrimination. It actually makes me cringe.” Nikki Williams launched a sustainable designer handbag company of the same name in 2014. She also happens to be a mum. “Have you ever heard a man being asked: ‘Tom, how do you cope with being a dad and running a successful business’? Just because I’m a mother of three children and happen to have set up and run a company, it doesn’t necessarily make me different from fathers who do the same,” she says. “It suggests that business owners who are also mothers venture into business as a past-time, aside from their primary roles as carers for children. I didn’t start my current business because I’m a mum, I started it because I love business.” A survey of 500 UK businesswomen in 2018 found 65 per cent thought the term held negative connotations. Years later, the title is unchanged. “The term ‘Mumpreneur’ was apparently first coined in the late 1990s. That’s over two decades ago,” Amanda points out. “A lot has changed since then, and I think it’s time to move on from it.” “And if you’re wondering,” says Nikki, “We aren’t ‘girl bosses’ either.”



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KYN’s Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner.s Let me guess, you have tried 'soooo' many shampoo and conditioners that they just kind of blend into each other? Well, say hello to KYN’s Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner. Yes, that’s right. It is quite literally, the PERFECT shampoo. I mean, it’s in the name. You can’t argue with that. KYN’s Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner range is the perfect balance for all hair types and textures – no matter if you have straight hair, fine hair, or textured hair – KYN’s adaptable formula works for one and for all. With its clean formula free from SLS, the Perfect Shampoo will nourish and cleanse your hair and keep it frizz-free. Even more so, the Perfect Conditioner is an intelligent selfadjusting conditioner that nourishes, repairs and protects your hair without weighting it down. Plus, it is vegan and cruelty free! RRP $16.00. Available widely including Priceline.



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Brighten your holidays with Biossance Wake up to smooth, luminous skin with this dusk-to-dawn dream team. Contains: Full size Squalane + Omega Repair Cream 50ml Gift Set Size Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum 15ml Travel Size Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream 3ml Illuminate Overnight - Limited Edition Overnight Brightening Kit RRP $122.00

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NAPOLEON PERDIS new season colours… It’s time to rock the social scene and set a few 'tongues wagging’ about how sensational you look! Mattetastic Lipstick Luxurious and long-lasting, with a creamy matte finish. Sodium Hyaluronate and Vitamin E keep lips smooth and hydrated - while suspended pigments create a soft cushion of colour and comfort. Fragrance and preservative free. Loving the ‘’vamp’ names of past actresses from the glitter era. Ginger (orange red), Veronica (true red), Greta (burgundy) and many more 28g RRP $38.00

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Blush Patrol Flushed with flirty radiance, your cheeks will rock and pop with this luminous baked blush powder. Delivering a captivating burst of colour, its shimmering swirl of gold flecks reflect the light to create angelic luminosity, while antioxidant Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil work to condition skin for a smooth, hydrated finish. Made in Italy. 8g. RRP $60.00

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Noosa Junction

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LULALIFE casual wear ... Available at LOTUS ROSE Noosa Junction


th 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 s e t t i n g 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,

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 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, and are celebrating our 25th birthday this year! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go! The ART Collection Gallery A hidden treasure in The Junction, located at the end of the main street before the Shell Service Station. The Continues on page 36

Things are changing…for the better - in the friendly shopping precinct of Noosa Junction. Boasting an eclectic mix of galleries, s pecialty stores, fabulous boutiques, supermarkets and providores of fresh food, restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and budgets. 34


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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. Bellissima now in 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 now upon us it’s time to drop in and check out the beautiful fashion available for the autumn and winter seasons.

Ma Petite Boutique Designer Fashion Reclaimed Boutique. What really makes Ma Petite Boutique clothing and accessories stand out is the excellent quality and the friendly service from store owner Virginie Taylor, who not only has a good eye for style and fashion - but also value, and exceptionally well-made clothing .The range of apparel at Ma Petite Boutique is similar to what you would find at any high-end store without the high price tag.

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.

Gifts of Art Store The shop holds a large range of super-soft Turkish cotton and bamboo towels, beautiful Turkish rugs in-stock and custom order for special requirements-stunning embroidered bedspreads in jewel colours and a multitude of beautiful dishes. They also wash and repair oriental hand-made rugs as well.

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 Summer collection features the signature Lou Lou ethos with clothing that is stylish yet equally flattering, complimentary, and sustainable for nature. Lotus Rose Emporium A Noosa based, family-owned and 7operated 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, Lululife, Holiday 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.


Celebrating 25 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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THE BIG BOOK OF FESTIVALS By: Marita Bullock & Joan-Maree Hargreaves Illustrated by Liz Rowland Published by Hachette RRP $29.99 Fantastic festivities, crazy celebrations and Holy holidays. From tomato-throwing parties to graveside picnics, fire-walking ceremonies, crying baby competitions and the biggest bathing festival on Earth - this book introduces you to some. Of the world’s most incredible cultural and religious celebrations. Some festivals are outrageously fun and joyful, others are more serious but all of them bring people together to mark big events in life.

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THE ZOOKEEPER OF BELFAST By: S. Kirk Walsh Published by: Hodder & Staughton RRP $32.99

A heart-stopping novel based on the incredible true story of the woman, who saved a baby elephant from Belfast Zoo during the Blitz. As the bombs rain down on the city, Belfast’s first-ever female zookeeper must fight to save the baby elephant in her charge in this gripping, uplifting tale based on a true story. Tears will fall as you read this book - but your heart will be uplifted in the process.

Noosa Style... Light cottons, linen & silk Sizes up to 22 for the woman & for the men to XXXL in cotton and linen. We also carry Namastai, Lula Soul, Lulalife, Holiday, Naturals Linen and Mozaic One Summer. Our own label ‘Lotus Rose’ is designed for our relaxed Noosa lifestyle... Ideal for your next getaway...

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V is for Invictus Victor A winning fragrance - the smell of triumph - an extreme eau de parfum - crafted by Paco Rabanne. An intense duality - freshness and intensity - on one side, mitt vibrant freshness, embodied by a lively citrus scent wrapped in boosted incent, masculine and easy to wear - like an urban hoodie. On the other, find potent intensity: the softness of vanilla backed by the sweetness of tonic bean. Creating a mysterious, balmy and captivating effect. Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory EDP - 50ml RRP $111/100ml RRP $149



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Casio Computer C Co., Ltd. has announced a special new addition to its G--SHOCK family of shockresistantt watches. The new MTGB2000PH H is part of the MT-G line of watches a , which employ a constructtion that mak ke es the most of the pr p operties of both metal and resin n. The new MTG-B2000PH features a design motif inspirre ed by the Bllue Phoenix of Eastern mytholog o y ogy y,, and has rainbow ion plating on the bezel and case. The subtle colour variations in the rainbow ion plating means that every single watch is unique.

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n o i h s a F e n a b s i r B . . . s n r u t e r l a v i Fest MARINIERE_MINQUIERS Resort wear, shoes & accessories and much more... New season releases just in... Available at: MINX & MAX Lanyana Way Noosa Junction

In 2021 Brisbane Fashion Festival will take the runway ‘to the streets’, taking over King George Square in the heart of Brisbane city from Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 August.


his iconic, central location will allow for Brisbane Fashion Festival’s biggest runway yet, inviting hundreds of fashion lovers to revel in each fashion show - while keeping the event Covidsafe for all involved. The Fashion Festival will showcase the very best of local fashion design, from the most well-known names in Queensland fashion to the brightest up-and-coming talent, alongside some of Australia’s coveted national labels. Brisbane Fashion Festival Director, Mr Lindsay Bennett, is delighted to unveil the initial plans for the 2021 event. “We invite fashion lovers to rediscover the beauty and quality of Queensland and Australia’s own incredible designers, while rediscovering all the amazing things our city has to offer.” Mr Bennett said.



Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Brisbane Fashion Festival was a standout on Brisbane’s annual event calendar- and its highly anticipated return in 2021, would uplift the creative industry and excite the city’s most fashion-forward residents. “Just as fashion reinvents itself, we're once again known by our original name, established with the festival's inception in 2006.” Mr Bennett said. As Brisbane Fashion Festival evolves, what remains the same is its dedication to driving fashion retail for Queensland. Fashion enthusiasts can expect a spectacular line-up of Queensland and Australian designers, both established and emerging, with all the raw creativity, covetable aesthetics, and incredible runway moments audiences have come to expect from this premier annual event. Keep up to date: 23-25 August 2021 Image credit: Lily Blucher from Vivien’s Model Management wears the Lolita maxi dress from White Label Noba; necklace from Christie Nicolaides; and handbag from Article.

OUR COVER GIRL Wearing fashion from ZAMBEZZE and shoes from DIANAS of Noosa. Both stores are located next to each other in Bay Village, Hastings Street

Right: Fashion, accessories Available from COCO @ Noosa Gympie Tce Noosaville

Make sure this season that your fashion sways as you walk whether from layers of clothing or long fringing.

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NEW STOCK Just arrived... Just part of our new season delights... Available from Noosa Classy Lady {Now 2 stores) Gympie Tce (next to newsagent) new one located Cnr Thomas St & Gympie Tce Noosaville



e v o L n m Autu It’s all about the look add a soft sheer shirt or sweeping loose top to add interest and appeal to the look. Layers will be the talk of the town...

Just in time for Easter… Everau From humble beginnings making the iconic Australian sheepskin boot, Everau has evolved into a multi-faceted label creating sophisticated, stand out styles each season, with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. Bunny Slippers RRP $79.00. Stockists:

Casual and white fashion & homeware Available from The White House Noosa Marina Tewantin




Beautifully designed to suit your lifestyle and our weather Available from ZEPHYR Mary St Noosaville

e v o L n Autum Luxurious quality, style & design Left: AGLshoes and handbag from ITALY Right: Daniele Ancarani Shoes & handbags Available from DIANAS of NOOSA Bay Village, Hastings Street



NEW STOCK Just arrived... Just part of our new season delights... Available from Noosa Classy Lady {Now 2 stores) Gympie Tce (next to newsagent) new one located Cnr Thomas St & Gympie Tce Noosaville

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Travel through time at Australian Body Art Festival Australia’s premier body painting event is taking place right here in Noosa from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th April in the hinterland town of Cooroy.


ith a theme this year of ‘Time Travel’, it is sure to offer up a rich tapestry of art through the ages that will delight the senses. After a cancellation just weeks prior to last year’s festival due to the Covid pandemic, participants are eager for the return of the festival. The festival is a colourful and creative experience for all ages and offers a unique free weekend of activities. “This event offers something really different. Spectators always say what a wonderful experience it is to see living works of art come to life. This year, with a theme of Time Travel you can expect to be transported from the distant past to the mysteries of the future,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor. This award-winning event is centred on competitions in temporary body painting in the categories of ultraviolet, brush and sponge, airbrush, special effects and face painting. All types of artists participate from around Australia and they simply used their artistic flair to work on a very different canvas - the human body! For members of the public, it’s an event like nothing ever seen before, as human canvases take shape during the competitions and come to life on stage at the end of each day. The festival has evolved into much more than just body painting – it is a totally arty weekend! There is a Wearable Art Competition with parades featuring funky fashions made from recycled treasures. New to the festival this year, is a Surfboard Art Competition with the boards being auctioned on the Sunday afternoon. There are also art installations, interactive community art, live music, street performers, a wonderful selection



of market stalls and delectable food. Plus, to finish each competition, there is an amazing parade of the completed artworks. The festival is operating under a Covid Safe Checklist and the format is slightly different this year with the event split into sessions for each competition. It is still free to attend but there are limited numbers for social distancing, so spectators are urged to secure their spot by booking on the website to avoid disappointment.

Visit the website: The Australian Body Art Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program. It is also made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia. This festival is a not for profit Cooroy Chamber of Commerce event, supported by a myriad of local traders and businesses.

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There’s a dashing, new chef at the helm of La Vida Restaurant in Hastings Street, Noosa, hoping to lead the restaurant to further excellence.

A little bit of French spirit... Frenchman, Pierre Jorion joined Nicholas and Sarah Hooper at their iconic restaurant just four months ago, after dining at the restaurant during a visit to Noosa from Bundaberg, where he was completing his farm work.


n that occasion, Pierre and Sarah started a conversation about hospitality and as luck would have it, he has now become a valued member of their team. Pierre started cooking at the tender age of fourteen, igniting his passion for the industry. His repertoire flourished after finishing secondary school, when he was chosen for an internship with Joel Robuchon - at his acclaimed restaurant, La Grande Maison in Bordeaux. He then went on to study at Notre Dame de la Providence in 2015. After graduating from the institution aged seventeen, Pierre sought to develop his own creativity, whilst completing internships at Le Cerisier, Le Chateau de Beaulieu, and at The InterContinental with Gordan Ramsay. Before landing in Australia in 2019, Pierre completed two years in a Canadian luxury hotel as head chef. He now leads the kitchen at La Vida Restaurant and Privato, the new private dining room positioned adjacent to the restaurant. Pierre is enjoying integrating local Queensland and Tasmanian produce onto the menu at la Vida, and has been astounded by the freshness of the Tasmanian seafood that Nicholas continues to source from his suppliers in Tasmania. Nicholas (and La Vida) has recently been made a member of the Slow Food Noosa group, and is proud to guide Pierre in hosting La Vida’s first members dinner later this month. Pierre’s vision is to build La Vida Restaurant into a Noosa institution, giving guests an exclusive experience, whilst working alongside the front-of-house team to ensure that every diner’s expectation is met. His menu reflects the classic Italian seafood dishes that La Vida is known for, but he also enjoys experimenting, listening to customers, and giving the local residents a seasonal menu that reflects the very best produce available.

La Vida Restaurant is soon to open 7 nights a week, from 5pm whilst Privato is open by appointment.

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ecently La Vida Restaurant hosted a stunning luncheon as part of the Noosa Eat Drink dining program. The day started with delectable Lemondrop Martinis with gentle clouds wafting over the rim of our glasses, the perfect introduction to the day. We then meandered over to the oyster bar, where Pierre the chef was shucking perfect Tasmanian crustaceans and complementing them with a bright and fresh Tasmanian Pinto Gris. A perfect antipasto plate with a Tasmanian Pinot Noir. awaited our tastebuds afterwards. As everyone was happily enjoying their varied layers of Tasmanian bounty, we were all eagerly anticipating our freshly-made Crepe Suzettes being artfully engineered on the Geuridon cooking station amidst the amber flames. What a great afternoon of Tassie delights....

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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 world-recognised 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, cafés and takeaways 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 in front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. It’s definitely a family-friendly little beachside town.

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French flair 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.

The autumn menu is absolutely delicious so don’t 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. The perfect spot for a relaxing breakfast, leisurely luncheon or romantic dinner.



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Snippets from the Noosa food scene… NOOSA BOATHOUSE David and Kristin Williamson, and Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart were happy participants in the final event of the recent, Noosa Alive! Festival, held at Noosa Boathouse Restaurant. The event saw acclaimed author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, participate in an entertaining Q and A.

COOLOOLA FARM TRAIL WEEKEND Experience the wonderful flavours of Gympie and regional Noosa, while connecting with farmers and producers, from the Cooloola Farmers Slow Food Community. This is your chance to take a lesson from the local farmers about their produce. All farms are open from 9am to 4pm each day. Don’t forget closed shoes, hat, sunscreen and water for safety purposes. And an esky to take your purchases home. No dogs please, these are working farms. Full info: Date: 1st & 2nd May


THE BIG ROSELLA It’s nearly Rosella Festival time again, and Petersen’s Farm at Woolooga, north-west of Gympie, will be celebrating all things Rosella at the 6th Annual Big Rosella Festival. Husband and wife team, CC and Greg Petersen started the festival in 2016, to educate the public about rosellas as well as supporting their local community. The farm will host cooking demonstrations, farm tours and talks, as well as food and market stalls and children’s activities.



SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC AT FISH PARKRIDGE Join them for a relaxed afternoon of live music and wood-fired pizzas from 3pm, and with local artists from 4pm - 7pm Bookings essential: or phone 0436 427 438

Chef Motonori Oki invites diners to intimate Japanese chefs table dinners at Fish Parkridge, featuring six courses with complementing Sake and wines selected personally to support the dining experience. These night are usually held monthly, and give a limited number of diners the opportunity to experience the delights of Japanese cuisine with like-minded diners. Be sure to keep a watch on the website for upcoming dates - as they sell out quickly.

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ith it’s ultra-modern take on Asian n cuisine, executive chef James Wu and his talented team have created a menu that takes diners on a fla avour and texture journey, to the peak of gastronom mic pleasure.

XO’s dining room and lounge bar are frame ed by louvres that open wide to let in the welcoming sea bre eezes of Sunshine Beach, offering diners a haven from m the summer/autumn heat. The restaurant offers inside and outside din ning options, with comfortable banquette and traditional seating, and a private bar area where cocktails are mixed wiith aplomb. It’s the perfect venue for a pre or post dinne er catchup with family and friends, or a romantic assignation. It’s also the perfect place for an after work glass of wine and a their tempting small tasting plate options. Their wine and beer list is extensive, coverring imported and Australian classics, as well as new age offerin ngs from up-andcoming wine labels and boutique brewers. The restaurant lists also utilise the buying power p of Embassy’s own boutique cellars in Sunshine Beach and Noosa Junction to keep the prices affordable for diners. And, XO O regularly holds PopUp Wine nights, where you can come along fo or a small fee, to taste new wines with complementing tastes from th he kitchen, talk to the winemaker and enjoy the company of like-min nded people. And, if you love Yum Cha you can’t go pastt XO for luncheon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The perfect day or night out.

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WINSTON at Wasabi A unique chef-in-residence experience with… Cameron Matthews.


he Noosa dining scene is forever changing and evolving.Even after the devastating blow to the restaurant industry throughout Covid19 lockdowns in 2020, reduced patron numbers, and strict Covid distancing measures, our local chefs rose to the task of bringing diners back into their restaurants - and getting life back on track for their beloved industry. With borders opening up and the much-anticipated vaccine now being administered around Australia, it’s time to get back into the groove of dining out each week, and making the most of the sensational local produce available to us here in Noosa. Since much-loved, award-winning Chef, Cameron Matthew opened his own signature restaurant, WINSTON, in the Wasabi restaurant space at Quamby Place, pre-Christmas, he has been wowing diners from all over the region. This exciting new, culinary adventure for Cameron gave him the opportunity to come back to his home on the Sunshine Coast, after a stellar eleven year career with the five-star Spicers group.

WINSTON is a total dining experience - one that is curated personally by Cameron - to tantalise your senses and palate - both at the same time. The 4-course set menu is complemented by in-season extras - that showcase Cameron’s obsession with offering his diners ‘the best’ Sunshine Coast produce, all prepared to be savoured at their peak. Your dining adventure can be perfectly harmonised by the addition of the wine matches, carefully chosen to accentuate the flavours and textures of the dishes. Cameron’s passion for food is undeniable, and as he says “When you’ve worked in regional restaurants as long as I have, you realise what an amazing world there is beyond your urban area. It’s where all your food comes from, and I want to be connected to that - and the feeling of place that comes from your plate.” Cameron’s dishes are ‘art on a plate’ and stimulate diners from their first appearance on the table. Diners quickly forget the lovely sunset over the vast water views - they are mesmerised by the dishes that often leave diners searching for superlatives to describe their meal.

Many of you who follow the food scene will know Cameron was head chef at Spicers Clovelly Estate’s Long Apron Restaurant and Cooking School from 2009, one of Queensland’s mostawarded Two Hat restaurants. His leadership in the kitchen and vision for natural provenance paved the way for his rise to Group Executive Chef, and in 2016 he moved to the group’s Hunter Valley property.

It’s time to dine… WINSTON style! 2 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads. Bookings advised: Ph:5449 2443



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Seafood Chowder Serves: 4 Ingredients: •400 grams Mooloolaba king prawns- deveined •1 continental cucumber •1 chilli deseeded, cut into fine julienne •4 spring onions, fine julienne •2 kafir lime leaves, cut fine julienne •20 mint leaves •20 coriander leaves •1 lemon- segmented, diced ginger crisps- cut into thin slices and fry in a little oil until nicely golden •4 tablespoon ginger oil (see below) •6 tbls chilli & lime dressing GINGER OIL Method: •Grate knob of ginger •4 tbls extra virgin olive oil •Add to saucepan & cover with oil •Gradually bring to boil •Allow to cool Chilli & lime dressing •250ml lime juice •250ml extra virgin olive oil •100gr sugar

•4 zest of lime •1 chilli-cut very fine & deseeded • Pinch of salt Method: •Combine zest and juice 4 limes A•dd finely cut deseeded chilli to zest •Add sugar, extra virgin olive oil, salt •Whisk thoroughly •Set aside Salad •Toss prawns in a little olive oil, place on BBQ. •Cook for approx. 2 mins until just cooked. Place to the side •Using mandolin thinly slice cucumber - avoid seeds •Finely slice deseeded chilli •Cut root of spring onion off, on slight angle cut spring onion into julienne style pieces •Finely slice kafir limes •Pick mint and coriander leave Method: •Combine all salad ingredients together except ginger crisps •Cover with dressing •Add bbq prawns •Top with ginger crisps

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Palisa Anderson’s Water Heart Food... Travel with restaurateur and Byron Bay farmer Palisa Anderson across Australia, as she explores her early food memories of Thailand- with some of the country’s most respected chefs and muchloved personalities, to discuss and celebrate what connects them across cultures and borders in her debut TV series, Palisa Anderson’s Water Heart Food.


rom her Boon Luck farm in Byron’s lush hinterland and its neighbouring salty enclaves, to the big smoke of Sydney and its best chefs, restaurants and out of town destinations, Palisa shares a very intimate exchange with some of her favourite food industry icons and rising stars in this sumptuous five-part series.

AS A WELL-REGARDED COOK, FARMER, WRITER, ENTREPRENEUR, SECOND-GENERATION RESTAURATEUR AND MOTHER-OF-TWO, PALISA IS MANY THINGS TO MANY PEOPLE. BUT WHAT CONNECTS HER HEART TO IT ALL IS SIMPLE: “GOOD FOOD GROWN NATURALLY.” The Thai cultural tenet she grew up with, being influenced by was the principle of Nahm Jai, which literally means water from the heart. The sentiment behind it is a mindfulness for how to live, with generosity, compassion, empathy and awareness. These are the values that propelled Palisa, and her mother Amy before her, into hospitality and today their family run a string of successful restaurants, including one of Australia’s most beloved establishments, Chat Thai. So, while travelling back to Thailand is currently beyond reach, Palisa became curious to meet those in her community who embody the spirit of Nahm Jai - and whose unique approach to cooking helps keep alive that hunger for a familiar taste of home. Join Palisa on a culinary journey which begins in Byron, meeting celebrated Pan-Asian chef Christine Manfield at the local food markets, before foraging for fresh guavas on her farm to make a refreshing Thai-inspired finger-lime tapioca dessert. Then it’s off to Sydney to see one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore, at his award-winning Quay Restaurant - to learn more about his food inspiration, as he makes a refined



Mud Crab Salad using Palisa’s farm-grown peanuts. At the iconic Sydney Fish Markets, Palisa recalls childhood Thai food memories over a spectacular lunch with long-time friends, chef Ari Walpole and singer-song writer Mahalia Barnes. Ari pairs an unctuous paperbark smoked fish with his version of Som Tum, before the trio bake a splendid Boon Cafe Pandan Chiffon Cake for dessert. Momofuku Seiōbo’s Executive Chef and Barbados-born Paul Carmichael makes Cucurucho, a Cuban-inspired coconut dessert; and Palisa joins contemporary Thai master Martin Boetz of Longrain fame, as he prepares a delectable Chinesestyle Thai Duck & Winter Melon Soup at his remarkable venue atop the cliffs of the Hawkesbury River. Heading North again, Palisa delves into the history of fish sauce with rising star Ben Devlin from Pottsville’s Pipit Restaurant, and then looks into its use across Thai and Italian cultures, with Head Chef of the inimitable Rae’s at Wategos Beach, Jason Saxby – where they explore the idea of combining traditional cooking methods with the use of local ingredients. Finally, Palisa meets Josh Lewis at his highly regarded regional restaurant Fleet, in Brunswick Heads, where he creates a tasty Flathead with Emu Egg Thermidor Sauce. Palisa then goes foraging for native ingredients with Minyangbal woman Arabella Douglas, who supplies chefs like Josh with wild delicacies, imparting the sacred local knowledge and customs behind such produce, to ensure the entire story is known prior to it being served onto a plate.

TOGETHER, THEY SHARE FOOD STORIES AND EXPLORE WHERE THEIR PASSION FOR FOOD COMES FROM AND BY JOURNEY’S END - DISCOVER WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN WE THINK. Palisa Anderson’s Water Heart Food premieres on SBS. The series will also be available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. Recipes and more information available at SBS Food website:

While the trials of lockdown have challenged wider society in ways never before experienced, for the restaurant trade the effects are more akin to meltdown.


rom the basic mechanics of sourcing produce, through the operational logistics that ensures the foodservice industry moves efficiently, to the end game of plating up in a kitchen – be that in a restaurant or at home – Covid-19 has reconstructed the way we understand food. With the vaccine now taking effect, we asked five of the world’s most decorated chefs for their take on how the industry will recover from the Coronavirus, and how the pandemic may have changed permanently our perception of food.

JAMIE OLIVER Q: You’ve always been very outspoken on food quality – how will this change post-Covid? Jamie: That’s actually one of my biggest worries. There are two big reasons why we might fear a downgrading of food quality in the months and years after the pandemic. The first is because producers, retailers and hosts (restaurants) won’t want to take risks on the growing, purchasing and the delivery of expensive food, which typically, has higher risks over wastage. In other words, if you’re flipping burgers and don’t sell a box, you can suck that up; but if you’ve got a load of unsold steak then your losses are so much greater. So I think lower value food items might be seen a lot more. The other side of that is in a global recession - people have less money in their pockets, and that leads us to the same result – lower value food items. Q: So this may be something we have to get used to? Jamie: It is, but that in itself leaves room for innovation. We talk about substituting foods all the time, but usually it’s done from a standpoint of health. Now, we could be talking about swapping in and out with a view to economising, or ensuring we have less wastage, and that, to a chef should be really exciting. You may actually find our perception of tasty over healthy goes back a little towards fatty foods, certainly if it means food costs less but still ticks the box in terms of flavour. And the challenge of making salad or vegetables, or a lower grade piece of meat, as flavoursome as possible using ‘new’ ingredients should be something that excites any chef, professional or amateur.

GORDON RAMSAY Q: How will we emerge from Covid? Gordon: It’s my belief we will emerge stronger, more efficient, and more driven than ever to make the industry as great as it can be. Every time I’ve had a setback in business, I have responded by drawing everything down to ground level – by taking the time to re-examine everything in minute detail - and to see where we can refine, adjust and make better. And I believe that’s going on in every industry across the board.

If you use that time well, then what you actually emerge with is a machine more polished and efficient than ever before. And when this madness ends and we all return to normal, the model you have for your business is sleek and impressive. So over time you are more knowledgeable, more savvy for the experience; and I think that’s the only way we can really look at the horror of what has happened and what continues to happen… with optimism. Q: And on a creative level there is clear thinking space… Gordon: Absolutely – and for many teams this will be the first time they have had this in a long time. It’s an opportunity to recharge the batteries, and then to think of new ideas for what it is we do. It’s a big reset. Q: Are you

worried the ‘reset’ will drive away so many businesses? Gordon: Yes, but this is natural selection and it always comes to the fore in times of crisis. I’m afraid those below average won’t survive, and that will be the there are no two ways about that.

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HESTON BLUMENTHAL Q: How will the industry have changed when things return to normal? Heston: I think we have to be positive and optimistic; we have to see that there is opportunity that develops out of every crisis – it usually presents itself when you least expect it, but through all of this, there will be angles where we can do stuff differently. For us, for instance, it has been with delivery of food. It would seem absolutely unthinkable a year ago that we would have been talking about a food collection service for fine dining, but that’s what we did with Dinner By Heston, allowing people to order and collect from Mandarin Oriental. Q: Are you concerned that you are diminishing the experience though? Heston: No - because experience is an ever-changing thing; it is never the same twice. For people who are used to going out to a posh restaurant – to have that food brought to them at home - actually ticks all the boxes of novelty, fun, convenience; and that’s before we’ve even touched on safety, and abiding by the rules of social distancing. We need to take ourselves out of ourselves, if you can understand what I mean by that. We need to explore new ways of doing things and to embrace those – it’s not detracting from an experience, it’s simply altering it. Q: Do you have other concerns? Heston: Primarily my fear is for those working in the industry. The diners will only come back if the producers, suppliers, restaurants and staff are still in place. I’ve been involved in fundraising initiatives for hospitality workers, and it’s crucial we support these, as much in the sense that by doing so, we will be protecting our own food experiences for the future, as well as their livelihoods.



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ilvia says "To cook like an Italian, one must think and stock their pantry - like an Italian!”.

The simplicity of Silvia’s recipes will make you feel at ease, and inspire to to embrace the intuitive and minimal fuss approach that Silvia says is key to authentic Italian cuisine. Catering to a new generation of curious home cooks, Cook Like and Italian, is your down to earth insider’s guide to finding and releasing your inner Italian in the cucina. Italian culinary goddess, Silvia Colloca explains that she is never happier than when she’s in the kitchen, cooking for her family and friends. Season 2 premieres on SBS Food Thursday 8th July, at 8.00pm



Pizza Rustica with Olive Oil Pastry Serves: 4 Preparation: 20 mins; Cooking time: 35mins; Skill level: Easy Pizza Rustica is like a hybrid between a pastry and a calzone, with an unleavened olive oil pastry-like dough encasing anything your heart desires. In this case, a classic spinach and ricotta filling. Ingredients: 400g ’00' flour or plain flour 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil Sea salt for sprinkling Lemon wedges to serve Filling: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 200g baby spinach 2 eggs 300g ricotta 25g (1/4 cup) grated parmesan 25g (1/4 cup) grated pecorino Small handful parsley leaves, coarsely chopped 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg Zest of 1/2 lemon Slat and freshly ground black pepper - to taste. Instructions: Standing time: 30 mins 1. Place the flour, oil and 200 ml water in a bowl and mix until combined. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes or until smooth. Shape into a ball, then return to the bowl, cover and rest for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, for the filling, heat the olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan over mediumhigh heat until fragrant. Add the spinach, then cover and cook until just wilted. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool. Place the remaining filling ingredients in a bowl and combine well. Squeeze the excess liquid out of the cooled spinach, coarsely chop, then add to the filling and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up. 3. Preheat the oven to 220˚C (fan-forced oven 200C). Oil a 30 cm x 40 cm baking dish. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface into a rectangle about 3 mm-thick (you want to see your fingers through it). Place it onto the oiled dish with the sides overhanging. Place the filling in the middle and spread evenly over the dough. Fold the overhanging pastry over to enclose the filling, then gently pinch the edges together to seal. Brush the pastry with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden and the pastry is cooked through. This savoury pie is lovely hot, but my preference is to serve it warm or at room temperature, with a squeeze of lemon.

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he night we attended, we found all the diners to be excited about the evening ahead of them - everyone was looking forward to enjoying Sake matched to each course - and Ubers and taxis were ordered 'just in case' they were needed. Chef Motonori Oki, who is head chef at Sarkana Sushi Bar, the sister restaurant to FISH on Parkyn in Mooloolaba, invites diners to experience his Japanese chefs table dinners at Fish Parkridge. Our dinner featured six courses with complementing Sake and wines personally selected to support the dining experience. The nights are usually held monthly, and give a limited number of diners the opportunity to experience the delights of Japanese cuisine with like-minded diners. KANPAI. Be sure to keep a watch on the website for upcoming dates - as they sell out very quickly. Love to see you there...



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The debut of Frankie’s Garden…


argaret River’s Once & Well Wines have h released Frankie’s Garden, two easyydrinking fresh and fruity wines with gorgeous label designs. Frankie’s Garden Su un Kissed White is a blend of Semillon, Sauvign non Blanc and Chardonnay, and Frankie’s Garden Rosé is a blush-pink Pinot Noir Rosé.

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n all-new premium range of wines from one of Austraalia’s leading wineries i , Jacob’s Creek. Made with Australian organically grown grapess, in conditions free of syntthetic herbicides and peesticides, Nature’s Organic is a Crafftt O

Once & Well’s winemaker FFreya Hohnen, offtten nicknamed ‘Frankie’, is the daughter daught of David ding winemakers of the Hohnen, one of the fo found region (the fo founder of Cap pe Mentelle and Cloudy Bay). Growing up in a winemak emaking family in the Margaret River region, Freya ya has cr created these wines to showcase the reg gion and her connection to it. They are the perfe fect wine to t complement a lazy day with friends shared in the garden, gar or to take on a country drive with a sumptuous picnic picnic. With an aff ffo ordable price point - these gentle beauties are the perfe fect go-to wine fo for the coming holiday season.

premium tastting wine range,, available in Chardonnay,, Rosé and Shiraz Cabernet,, boaasting natural complexity and full of flavour. San Swincer, chief c winemaker of Jacob’s Creek says that the new wines per ffeectly t capture the beauty between nature and craft, ft, where the winemakers e passion has resulted in a 100% certified organic wine, of which theyy are all extremely proud. Nature’s Crafftt Organic Chardonnay : consists of a citrus backbone with a subtle oak in nfluence and creamy texture, and aromas of lemon and grapefruit - reeminiscent of a warm summer ’s evening. Per ffeect with aged blue cheeese and sourdough,, or full-flavoured seaffo ood dishes. Nature’s Crafftt Organic Rosé:: a vibrant,, crisp and refreshing wine offfeering pomeegranate notes and a crunchy, savoury finish.. Lifftted aromas of brig ght florals and hints of red apple and strawberry make it an afftternoon delight.. Per ffeect with and antipasto platter. Nature’s Crafftt Organic Shiraz Cabernet:: a well-rounded juicy red with vibrant aromaas of fresh cherries and spicy white pepper. Per ffeect with pork cutlets, spiced s duck breast or smoked fish. nd available at First Choice, Liquorland and other good RRP $19.99 an wine outlets. w



NS 2019 Richaard Hamilton Ghostt Hill Shiraz Single vine ey yard Moderrnising historry y… Taken from Ta m Leconfield’s Ghost Hill vineyard, this shiraz is grown on black loam over clay vineyards - established in McLaren Vale over the last five e decades, decades, by Richard Hamilton and his father, Burton. This is a de elicious full-bodied wine showing plums and white pepper characters - with finely strucctured tannins. The per ffe ect complement to a rich Wagyu steak or Ko obi beef,f,, full flavoured casserole, or Moroccan roasted vegetables. RRP $38.00 0

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Old Kempton Distillery ‘The Old Stables’’ Single Malt Whiskey


ged in ex-Spicy ex Spicy Sherry 100L & Ex-Pinot Ex Pinot 100L casks from the Ta Tasmanian Cask Co. this special release off ffeers drinkers the perfe fect flavour profile - fo for the true whisky enthusiast. With its rich golden brown colours off ffeering sofftt vanilla, malt and dried fruit on the nose, backed up with cereals and warm nutty flavours. The texture is beautiful showing a good integration of the alcohol. The balance of this whisky is lovely with fruit and intense spices on the finish, with a good length and persistence on the tongue. Only 250 bottles available RRP $139.99



The originaal Ghost Hill is in Dover,r,, where the Hamilton ffamily originally lived beffo ore arriving in South Australia in 1837. The legend d of the Ghost Hill goes back to the winter of 1777. The story goes that a young wom man would meet the ghost of her lover at nig ght,, a a dispatch rider who died in the course e of his duty, at the fo foot of Ghost Hill - near the t old church. The couple e were reunited in death and the pair have been b seen riding together on one horse ever since. Today, the Ghost Hill Vineyard on McMurtrie To e Road in McLaren c Vale, produces some of the e region’s fin nest shiraz grapes. The resulting wine - 2019 9 Richard Hamilton ‘Ghost Hill’ Shiraz offfe errs wine lovers a rich and rounded palate show wing a juicy succulence with a backbone of textured tannins, providing persistence e and depth. This is a wine that wiill provide maany years of drinking pleasure.

Moét Hennessy has acquires 50% of and de Champagne Arma Brignac…


oét Hennessy, the worrld leader in luxury wines and spirits has announced a a partnership with Shaw wn JA AY Y-Z Carter and Armand de Brignac. The paartnership reflects a shared vision between the tw wo fo for the future of this iconic Maison. With its striking look and naturaal appeal to a global and diverse luxury consu umerr,, Armand de Brignac has brought unprecedeented innovation and energy to the Champagnee category since 2006. It has been a worldwide success s with a strong presence in North Amerrica, Asia, and Europe, and over 500 000 bottles sold in 2019, in particular with an outstanding position in the high energy channels. "For years we have been fo follow wing the fantastic success of Armand de Brignac and a admiring their ability to challenge some of the rules of the Champagne category. Oft ften reefe ferred to as "Ace of Spades", Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary luxu ury, while preserving the traditions of thee Champagne terroirs. To Today, we are incrediblyy proud to be partnering with them and belieeve that the combination of our Champagn ne experience and international network coupled with Shawn JA AY Y-Z Carter's vision, the strength of the t Armand de Brignac brand and quality of itss range of prestige cuvées will allow us to take thee business to new heights across the world," says Philippe Schaus, President & CEO of Moët Henneessy.

Therree’s a new Mumm to add to your next occasion...


umm Marlborough is a range of two exceptional sparkling wines made from m New Zealand’s finest grapes, from its oldest winemaking region, united with the traditional expertise of a much-loved Champagne house. It’s a unique union: the Champag marriage off the best of the famed cool-climate Marlborouggh region with the savoir-faire of this nearly 200-yyear- old Mumm Champagne house. Mumm Marrlborough Brut NV and Mumm Marlborouggh Rose 2015 are made using the same classicc Champagne-making techniques as Maison Mum mm, methode traditionelle; a complex, loong and demanding process that allows the wines w to fully develop complexity and a wealth of flavours.

LOVING the original name and speccial taste profile of GINGIN Gin…


is small tin shed distillery only opened in 2016, but James Yo Young has alrreeady w wo on back-to-back Distillery of the Y Yeear titles at Australia’s most prreestigious spirit competition. With that enviable title und under der his belt belt, the P Peerth local is about to see his lifelong drreeam become a reality; the opening of brand-new distillery in Gingin, and the launch of a wo world-class gin of the same calibre that earnt Old Yo Young’s the highest accolade possible at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awarrd ds in 2017 and 2018. The move means gin will finally have a spiritual home, not London, or even The Netherlands, but in We West Australia. “The flavour of Gingin Gin is a modern classic, alia does so well. It’s East meets W Weest, which Austrra Mediterranean meets exotic. Deep juniper notes and a citrus finish with a bergamot and elderflower like nose. And while we have sourced the absolute best local ingredients for this gin from Gingin, we have also scoured the world for the very best ingredients: our classic ingrreedients include Tu Tuscan juniper, Spanish coriander, and German angelica, while our exotics include liquorice frro om China, Ti Kwan Yin (Green Te Tea) from Sri Lanka, and almonds frro om Egypt. While Gingin may be on the opposite side of the wo world to London - or gin’s other birthplace, Holland - its indigenous meaning - ‘The place of many streams’, signifies water purityy,, which is the basis of any good spirit. RRP $85.00. We Well worth the trouble to source it from W A: www ; www w..oldyyo

Chief Winem maker, Jamie Marfe fell, who has been crafftting spaarkling wines in the Marlborough region fo for close to two decades, said: “The vineyards arre located in the Wairau Valley and Southern Vaalleys and have very diffffeerent soil structures which w allow us to grow very diffffeerent grapes and create some really exceptional wines.

“The well-drained soils in the Wairau W Valley create very aromatic grapes, while the soil created during the ice age in the Southern Valleys gives rise to grapes with more body aand mouthfffeeel. el Both sparkling wines are made from the classic trio of Champagne grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier, with Pinot Noir playing the starring role, the signature of the famous G.H. Mumm Champagnne house. MM Brut RRP $40.00. MM Rosé 2015 RRP $35.00. Available at good liquor outletss nationally.

PART PA AR RTY PERFECT T.... Internationally acclaimed winemakerr, Freixenet has released two new glamorous and delicious still wines from Italy ’s most popular wine regions.


roduced from the finest grapes from the Garda DOC region in Nthn Italy, Freixenet Pinot Grigio is an elegant, fruity white wine, which floods the palate with a floral, delicate character with added hints of crispy citrus. The per ffeect accompaniment fo for seaffo ood, antipasto and vegetarian dishes and is best ser ved chilled. The pretty in pink - Freixenet Italian Rosé is made from classic grape varieties from the I.G.TT.. Veneto region - and is mouthwateringly delicious. Featuring a refreshing subtle per fume and delicate palate of red cherries and strawberries. Best enjoyed chilled on a per ffeect Queensland day. Pair it with light dishes and spicy cuisine fo for an unffo orgettable experience. Freixenet Prosecco is as distinctive as it is delicious, with lively eff ffeervescence and fresh aromas of citrus, apple and flowers. Clean and fresh on the palate with tones of ripe lemon, green apple and grapefruit. The finish is light and fresh. Glittering with stunning beauty and blushing pink hues, Freixenet Sparkling Rosé is a delicious blend of the finest Italian Prosecco and Pinot Noir. This is the ultimate celebrator y Sparkling Rosé... per ffeect ffo or elevating any occasion. The per ffeect quartet fo for your next function or celebration.Freixenet Pinot Grigio and Freixenet Italian Rosé RRP $26.00 Freixenet Prosecco and Freixenet Sparkling Rosé RRP $28.00




Day drives in & around Elanda Point

Wahpunga Kin Kin Kin Kin Junction

Teewah Coloured Sands


Traveston Cooran

Cooloothin Pinbarren Laguna Bay


Noosa Heads






Sunshine Beach Sunrise Beach

Carters Ridge

Castaways Beach



Marcus Beach

Eerwah Vale Eumundi

Peregian Beach Belli Park

Coolum Beach North Ninderry

Coolum Beach Point Arkright Yaroomba Beach






Sunshine Coast Airport Mapleton

Kidaman Cambroon Creek



Obi Obi







Witta Conondale

Bokarina Wurtulla


Palmview Bald Knob


Landsborough To Brisbane



Alexandra Headland Mooloolaba Buddina Kawana Waters

Currimundi Dicky Beach

Caloundra Kings Beach Bullock Beach

NS TASTINGS, WALKS WHILST THE GUIDED TA THROUGH THE VINES, CELLAR AND ATION IN STOREHOUSE TOURS, ACCOMMODAT ARDS, ART YA THE MIDDLE OF VINEY EXHIBITIONS, SPAS, YOGA, FILMS AND CONCERTS AMIDST THE GRAPEVINES ARE Y TO GET KY NOW HARD TO COME BY (OR TRICK TO), PROVENCE STILL HAS SOMETHING FOR VING HOME. AV EVERYONE EVEN WITHOUT LEA e might not be able to travel just yet, but for why not use your time to prepare fo your next European trip and get excited by visiting the Route des Vins de Provence website and build at www.routedesvinsdepro ute! Heck while y your own Provence wine rou at it, how about a f appellations that available in Austra really bring the So France to you.


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ministerial “palace distinction”, one step higheer than five star, this is luxury refinement at its veryy a You might also want to visit the chapel at best. Yo ollowed byy Château Sainte Roseline, built in 1329, ffo a tasting of the Estate’s Cru Classé amidst thee h vineyards of AOC Côtes de Provence. 25km north of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on thee o Mediterranean coast, Chateau d’Esclans is also worth a detour. The first traces of the chateau’s site h date back to the times of the Gauls during which ot its location served as a lookout point to spo intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejuss. The main attraction at Château D’Esclans is their 12th century cellar, the oldest in the r i ff visitors ar

Very pale salmon pink. Delicate nose, textural palate, lovely oiliness and soft but present acidity with grapefruit freshness. Layered and easy to drink. For the nature lovers: France’s oldest wine region, Provence promotes a delicately balanced ecosystem inviting you to reconnect with nature and others. Driving up to the vineyards of Coteaux Varois en Provence and you are now in the heart of "Calcareous Provence". onounced Its terroir is distinguished by more than mountaino Mountain carelle a carelle, markable ntryside. d to the tion of of a e Bird has a can be urday an

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The colourful hand painted pottery from Potterswork/ South Africa available at The Opalcutter in Montville, 5442 9598

Summer 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 still a little cooler on the range, so it’s always the perfect spot to visit, as take the opportunity to drive through the picturesque villages of Mapleton, Flaxton, Palmwoods, Witta, Montville and Maleny.

Beautiful Opals, ceramics and original art at The Opalcutter



t’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



Shop 4 Mayfield, 127 Main St, MONTVILLE P: 5478 5440 Open 7 days - 10 - 4pm Email: Facebook: IllumeCreations Instagram: illumecreations

Hand blown by local glass artists.

Unique glass creations by International artist Tina Cooper 72


The 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 also 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. Montville and Maleny are wellknown for their back-to-nature culture and fine restaurants, cafés 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 getback-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. 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’. 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

It’s the perfect place to enjoy a devonshire tea on a pleasant afternoon, before venturing to your B&B or luxury accommodation - all equipped with every convenience you could possibly need on a perfect getaway.

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destination f o r Illume Creations - Montville those wanting a wedding ‘with a view’.

This summer The Opalcutter has their 30th birthday!

Illume Creations celebrates the Art of Colour Life has undoubtedly changed for most of us this past year. We are savouring the simple joys of life. Colour is calling and visitors are again finding us perched near The Edge Restaurant in Montville. More than ever the joy of colour is a must have. From small handmade glass beads and dichroic jewels to stunning Tina Cooper Sealife vases, there is something special for everyone. After a hiatus of nearly a year, local Montville artist Tina Cooper and her hot glass team have been making up for lost time. Come in and be tempted by her latest Sunrise beauties, Blue Lagoon or Atlantean vases. Be mesmerised by a Jonathon Westacott Coral Reef creation or a Wolfgang Engel funky tealight holder.

From the early start in CooberPedy opal mining, cutting and designing and producing their own jewellery designs - and for the last eight years in Montville, the beautiful village in the Hinterland of the Sunshinecoast. Barbara and Edi’s jewellery is Head for the hills to The Opalcutter - Montville handmade by their German explore Montville, an goldsmith who’s still based in Coober Pedy. artisan village in the scenic Sunshine Coast Through their opal exhibitions overseas they Hinterland. Overlooking epic views, Illume made connections with artisans which they Creations is nestled in the Mayfield Complex display in the gallery. Enamel jewellery from in the top end of town. We have gorgeous Barcelona, silver from Poland, danish design glass art and jewellery to feed your heart and from Australia and very colourful pottery from soul. Make time to experience the art of colour South Africa. soon! Drop into the colourful shop - Thursday to



NS Top left: “Kingyo”, porcelain and gold by Johanna De Maine Left: “Rising to the Occasion” acrylic on board by Ian Mastin Bottom left: “Pub Song”, acrylic on canvas by Jim Kinch

as ever and through April there is a stunning exhibition to prove this, at Art on Cairncross near Maleny. “Artistic Licence” has unbelievably detailed and beguiling still SUNSHINE COAST ART TRAIL life paintings by Ian Mastin. These are resonant of the old masters, but have a modern edge within his mastery of light and contrast. Often celebrating the sheer beauty of fruits, Ian portrays them so realistically that they look truly edible. The exhibition also has equally exquisite porcelain artworks from Art on Cairncross always presents a remarkable selection of art Johanna De Maine and Tatsuya Tsutsui. These are world-class pieces which and through April will have “Artistic Licence” on show, a truly amazing exude skill and intrigue. Johanna has a global following and works held in display of finely detailed still life paintings by Ian Mastin, alongside the collections of HM The Queen, the National Gallery of Australia and the elegant and exquisite porcelain works by Johanna De Maine and Porcelain Museum in Jingdezhen China, (the acknowledged home of Tatsuya Tsutsui. In a rare opportunity, these world-class artworks are porcelain) amongst many other notable places. Her ceramics are known for on show for all to appreciate in a relaxed setting. the intricately decorated vessels often featuring gold and locally inspired This gallery is always a source of intrigue and enjoyment to images from the Glasshouse Mountains to turtles, but more recently many brighten days and lives. influences gleaned because of her partner, Master potter Tatsuya Tsutsui and their time immersed in the city of Arita in Japan( renowned for its porcelain). he word fine is often used to describe something delicate or thin, or as Johanna’s new works show a subtle and fascinating meld between East and a term meaning okay such as “we’re fine”, but mostly it is used as an West reflecting her own life and her journey with clay. Tatsuya has a adjective for food, wine or art and then everyone knows that what is beautifully understated approach to his works from small guinomi (sake cups) being referred to, is of quality. through to sizeable ‘vases’, all perfectly thrown and simply completed with The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has long been known for providers of soft Celadon glazes. There are also delightful collaborative pieces from the gourmet food and wine and galleries of fine art. These pleasurable pursuits pair, many with a handsome blend of motifs. have long attracted visitors from far and wide and in the new Covid order, Further along the trail in Maleny is the “Ben Messina Landscape Gallery” many now from nearer quarters. The wonderful array of art is as impressive (a twin can be found in Montville too) presenting carefully captured and produced contemporary photographs of not just local scenery but captivating slices from across Australia. It is easy to see why he has amassed awards and worldwide collectors. There are also the ever-engaging “Peace of Green” and “Maleny Art Direct” galleries which focus on locally created art in many forms. Montville has yet more to entice discerning visitors with “The Montville Gallery” (a rich selection of noted artists) and “Secrets on the Lake” which not only has an interesting gallery space, but also delicious food and splendid views. Over in Buderim “Art Nuvo” has a first-rate selection from traditional watercolours through to contemporary mixed media works and more, while “Tiffany Jones” can certainly provide a fine art experience by appointment. Furthering the broad span to be enjoyed, there are the public galleries. Caloundra Regional Gallery will be holding the 16th Sunshine Coast Art Prize from late August (this is a date-claimer, so be sure not to miss it!). This major two dimensional art prize attracts significant and emerging contemporary artists from across the nation. From May through to July the Noosa Regional Gallery has a terrific show “Cooroy Woodfired Ceramics; Flame Path” which displays the depth of talent in this earthy branch of clay art, which is especially strong on the Sunshine Coast. At the University of the Sunshine Coast, the gallery has a changing schedule of exhibitions, always well worth investigating. There are too many destinations to incorporate in a short time and plenty of art to be experienced in towns from Yandina to Eumundi; Cooroy to Coolum. However, help for planning your own fine tour can be found at where you can find more details about each gallery and links to their own websites outlining their artists and events. Your personal trail may be along the coast or into the hinterland, but it is sure to be one of discovery and enjoyment in safe and happy environments. Art really is food for the soul

Art Trail



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Due to the re-modelling of 41 Sunshine Beach Road


Stock reductions will increase on all shown works S as listed below... ocial distancing has halved theatre, concert, cinema

Look at them daily and smile.... Leigh Murphy

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. Will Ashton Rita Angus Dorrit Black Rupert Bunny Nicholas Chevalier William Dobell

Russell Drysdale Bessie Davidson Donald Friend Bessie Gibson Weaver Hawkins Frank Hinder

Frances Hodgkins Norman Lindsay Percy Lindsay Will Longstaff Roy De Maistre Arthur Murch

Margaret Olley Margaret Preston Thea Proctor Tom Roberts John Peter Russell Arthur Streeton

Albert Tucker Roland Wakelin Brett Whiteley Rita Angus Eric Smith

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

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



It’s the collaboration of skill that makes the practice so uniquely special By Jennifer Dean

Image: Jennifer Halli, Antipodeans Sculptures, wood fired. Image courtesy of the artist.

“When you imagine that some pots have been fired three of four times, (then you can understand that) they’ve been under the care of a lot of different people at very weird times of the day and night”, explains Rowley Drysdale of the combined effort involved in wood firing ceramics at Quixotica Art Space.


ood firing is a big deal in the world of pottery. It can take days to fill and ready the potters’ kiln, just as it can take multiple days for the firing process to work magic on the hand thrown wares within. Some works might require the effort of multiple firings, and all performed without any guarantee for a successful result. Such a physically and mentally taxing process one can imagine would be difficult to perform solo. At a basic level, wood firing historically has always been a team effort. With labour divided amongst a group of potters in support of one or two experienced makers, the collaboration inherent in the wood firing process speaks to one’s sense of community. Reveals Drysdale, “Much knowledge and laughter is shared at firing sessions and I sometimes wonder whether this positive sharing is also somehow absorbed into the work. As much as a grandmother’s love is felt in a hand-stitched patchwork quilt, the good vibes from a team of happy potters can perhaps imbue wood fired work also.” Established in 2000, Drysdale designed and built Quixotica Art Space with a group of friends, purposed as a shared place for art making. Consisting of multiple studios, kilns and a gallery set amongst a backdrop of trees and lake in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Quixotica has flourished into a well-known, specialist art precinct. For the Australian wood fired ceramics ambassador, Drysdale’s love of communal spaces and eagerness to share his passion prompted his vision. “I like the idea that I’m sort of there as a low tech events coordinator trying to cobble together things that look fairly mundanepieces of clay and brick and a large fire. But the human side- I really



Image: Shirobey Kobayashi, Orb Vase, wood fired. Image courtesy of the artist.

appreciate that part” explains the highly respected visual artist and educator. Like many art practices, wood firing is an art of passion and cannot be measured by its economic worth. However says internationally renowned US potter Mark Hewitt, it is extremely hard for anyone to make a living from the practice. “The problem is not one of exclusivity, but of impenetrability…it costs so much to get trained, to buy land and to buy materials, not to mention running a business.” Bridging that gap however is precisely what drives Drysdale’s Quixotica vision; providing access through collaboration, mentorship, training and apprenticeship. Having forged significant relationships with other renowned international potters, particularly in South Korea, the widely exhibited and revered advocate for the handmade- Drysdale feels very strongly that Quixotica is a place existing to forge relationships with makers of shared creative vision and passion and all for the prosperity of the ancient art. Setting out to survey the importance and impact of wood fired ceramic practices around the world, Drysdale’s new co-curated group exhibition, ‘Flame Path’ pays particular attention to the uniqueness of wood fired practices in the Sunshine Coast’s Cooroy region. Featuring local and international wood firers personally selected by Drysdale, each have had significant engagement with Quixotica Art Space at various stages of their creative careers. Including Alix Brodeur, Angus McDiarmid, Barry Tate, Gyan Wall, Heidi Kreitchet, Isaac Patmore, Jackie Gasson, Jennifer Halli, Merrie Tomkins, Moraig McKenna, Neil Hoffmann, Owen Rye, Rowley Drysdale, Sandy Lockwood, Shirobey Kobayashi, Stephen Roberts and Wesley Denic, Flame Path highlights the significant impact the commitment to ‘place’ has had within the unique community of wood firers both in Australia and abroad. Flame Path will be showing at Noosa Regional Gallery from 21 May until 11 July 2021.



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fully revised edition of the book Great Railway Journeys in Australia and New Zealand was recently released. Originally published in 2017 by John Beauffo oy Publishing (UK), the revised 160-page book fe features 35 classic railway journeys in both countries. Great Railway Journeys in Australia and New Zealand documents several iconic Queensland rail journeys including the Spirit of Queensland, The Spirit of the Outback, The Inlander, Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Brisbane to Gold Coast service. A recent addition to the current edition ormerly the Mary is the Mary Valley Rattler (ffo Valley Heritage Railway) which operates heritage steam train journeys from Gympie through parts of the lush Mary Valley. The decision to include the railway in the new book was made because of the railway’s fascinating history, the important role the railway played in shaping the lives of those who lived in the valley and, because of the important tourism value it now has. The Mary Valley Heritage Railway is the custodian of the line used by the Mary Valley Rattler. It is a not-ffo orprofit organisation that operates the tourist steam train service with a large group of volunteers staffing and administering the railway. Available in all good bookshops and makes the perfe fect gift ft fo for those who love train travel especially the romance of the steam train era. Published by: John Beauffo oy Publishing (UK), www.johnbeauffo



The Mary V Valley Rattler has a range of ceremony and reception opportunities available, either at the Historic Gympie Station, Amamoor or Dagun Station, or onboard their fleet of heritage locomotives and carriages.


hy not take your wedding guests on an unffo orgettable experience, utilising the same route used by the early settlers, farmers and gold miners of the region. All the while taking in the passing scenery of the magnificent Mary Valley. By booking your wedding reception at the historic Gympie Station, you will have total use of the entire station afftter 4.00pm on the day of your ceremony fo for your wedding photography. Iff you bookk your wedding reception and a a heritage rail journey as w well, the Mary Valley Rattler will be fitted with a handmade, commemo orative headboard fo for your locomotive. Definitely a unique momento of your wedding day, when all yo our guests sign it at the end of the jou urney. A trip on n the Mary Valley Rattler is perfe fect fo for any occasion, th he perfe fect wedding venue, engagem ment parties, reco overy train trip afftter the party night, bridal showers, biirthday and anniversary parties, high teas -

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t is not uncommon for pets to present after-hours to North Coast Veterinary Emergency (NCVECC) with broken teeth from chewing door/window frames, broken nails from digging floors or fences, multiple trauma from escaping over or under fences, and/or motor vehicle accidents from blindly running onto a road. The levels of fear these pets suffer at the time of a storm phenomenon is unfathomable. I do not profess to have intricate knowledge of the workings of our pets’ brains, the field of animal behaviour is a very special area of veterinary medicine. Storm phobia is defined as a behaviour indicative of ‘fear’ in response to storms and storm related phenomena. Storm phobia is a broad term that reaches beyond just the noise of thunder and describes a fear of storm related phenomena (i.e. rain, changes in barometric pressure, the sound of wind, dark clouds in the sky etc.). This terminology explains why some of our pets start showing signs of fear before the storm is audible as it is more than just the noise that insights fear. Storm phobia is a serious problem and can result in destruction to both self (from a pet’s perspective) and property. The signs associated with storm phobia in dogs include, but are not exclusive to: trembling, crying,



panic, biting and clawing at carpets, doors, window frames, breaking of glass. The fear that these pets undergo is serious and intractable, with implications on their health. The treatment of storm phobia has historically included behaviour modification (i.e. desensitisation and counter-conditioning) and/or medication. It is rare that the phobia can be resolved, so it is better termed ‘management’ rather than ‘treatment’. The clinical signs of storm phobia are known to increase in intensity with the severity of the storm, so a realistic expectation of therapy/management of storm phobia would be - an increase in tolerance to intense storm activity and a decrease in the intensity of the fear behaviour associated with storms. If you have a pet with storm phobia, I would encourage you to speak openly on this topic with your veterinarian. The management of storm phobia is usually multimodal - and needs to be tailored to the requirements of your pet. There are a number of different options for training and for medication - but, unfortunately there is not a ‘one size fits all’ option. If your pet suffers severe fear signs and is at risk of self-trauma, or has suffered self-trauma at the hands/paws of a phobia in the past, it is worth considering consultation with an animal behaviourist as they are very good at tailoring management programs. We are fortunate to have Dr Cam Day located in Brisbane and he is a very well-respected animal behaviourist .

Dr Naomi Hansen BVSc (Hons) MVS MACVSc Veterinary Director

mercedesGT Wins 2021 ‘MOTOR’ Performance Car of the Year award...

The AMG GT R PRO received the nod from an experienced panel of Australian motoring journalists to top the podium ahead of the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S – the latter car receiving the only top vote that wasn’t cast for its popular Mercedes-AMG stablemate.


n an exclusive field representing the most performance-focused cars of the past 12 months, the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO set the fastest lap time of the assembled field around the Winton circuit in the hands of professional racing driver Karl Reindler. In doing so, the GT R PRO also broke the all-time lap record around Winton for Performance Car of the Year testing, which has run continuously since 1996. Applause for ‘a dizzying depth of engineering’ “The AMG GT R PRO feels bulletproof on track. There’s a dizzying depth of engineering to the chassis dynamics that’s a credit to team at Affalterbach. “This was a year when Porsche arrived at PCOTY with some big guns, perhaps unaware that Mercedes- AMG had just dialled in an airstrike.” Having blitzed the on-track component of testing, the AMG GT R PRO also showed off the breadth of its ample talent on public roads. “What surprised us even more was the PRO’s performance on the road section, where it demonstrated impressive compliance, engagement and nuance on typical Australian B-roads,” Enright said.

A track-focused, road-legal performer The Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO is the ultimate track-focused, road-legal expression of the low-slung AMG GT range of coupé and roadster variants currently available in Australia. Sending 430 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque to the rear wheels from the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine, the AMG GT R PRO officially accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, but also boasts a proven track record for superior handling. In 2020, the GT R PRO lapped the fearsome 20.6 km, 170- corner Nurburgring ‘Nordschleife’ in 7 min 04.632 sec, among the fastest laps ever to be recorded by a factory-spec production car and an impressive six seconds faster than the Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé on which it is based. The AMG GT R PRO features coil-over suspension that enables the driver to not only set the spring pre-load length mechanically, but also to adjust the compression and rebound of the dampers via an integral adjustment dial. It features racing-inspired performance inclusions such as a lightweight carbonfibre torsion bar on the front axle, a carbon-fibre underbody shear panel that adds stiffness and stability, and retuned dynamic engine and transmission mounts. Extensive use of carbon-fibre, including a full carbon-fibre roof, is supplemented by lightweight ceramic highperformance brakes and a number of aerodynamic improvements. A bolted steel roll cage and four-point safety harnesses for the driver and passenger leave no doubt that racetracks are the environment of choice for the AMG GT R PRO.








By: Harlan Coben Published by: Century. $32.99 A riveting new thriller and a brand-new hero, Windsor Horne Lockwood 111 - or Win, as he’s know to his few friends. Win doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up in a dead man’s apartment. But, he’s interested - especially when the FBI tell him that the man who kidnapped his cousin 20 years before - was also behind an act of domestic terrorism, and that he may still be at large. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades - but, Win has three things the FBI doesn’t - a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice.

Published by: Hatchette RRP $29.99 The inspiration for this book came from the national comedy revue ‘Senior Moments’ starring Max Gillies, John Wood, Play School icon Benita Collings, John Howard, and more. The producers of the show – Angus FitzSimons and Kevin Brumpton – gave crowds a free 20-page program filled with ‘Senior Moments’: jokes, guides and mock articles on Senior Life. The comedy revue, which premiered at the Glen St. Theatre with Penny Cook and Lex Marinos and has now enjoyed three sold-out national tours across Australia. Senior Moments (the book) is a light hearted and funny present for any and all Seniors - after the most difficult year for Seniors, ever. With chapters such as: ‘Senior Moments in Grandparenting’, ‘Senior Moments at Weddings’ and ‘Senior Moments in Literature’, it is a simple instructional guide and aide de memoire on how to negotiate one’s way through Senior Life.

BACK YOURSELF! By: Susan Pearce Published by: KMD Books RRP $29.95 Is there a voice inside you that knows that there is so much more for you and that you have incredible potential just waiting to be realised? Then it's time to learn how to back yourself. Believing in yourself is an incredible force of power that starts with you. Whether you want to change the world, invent an incredible product, take on the big brands, inspire people, take your business global, start a movement or dream bigger in any way it's time to follow that calling! This book is the essential guide for women who are serious about creating the business they've been dreaming of and know that they have the ambition and determination to get there.

THE JAM QUEENS By: Josephine Moon Published by: Penguin Random House. $32.99 Award-winning jam maker Aggie is determined to take her Barossa Valley cafe to new heights. The Jam Queens is a sweet and soulful story about women being there for each other through the stickiest situations. It celebrates the joys and sorrows of life, and reveals the essential ingredients of the true recipe for happiness. Contemporary fiction author of six previous best sellers, Josephine Moon now lives on acreage in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland with her husband and son, as well as a tribe of animals that seems to increase in size each year


THE EMPORIUM OF IMAGINATION By: Tabitha Bird Published by: Viking. RRP $32.00 A beautiful uplifting story of magical realism, set in Tabitha’s own hometown of Boonah in Queensland. In the dead of night. On quiet Main Street The Emporium of Imagination magically makes its home on an empty lot. Earlatidge Hubert Umbray is the custodian of this fantastical shop. He can hear other people’s grief. This ability is not only auditory, he can see these moments as clear as motion pictures in his mind. Smell them - taste them too.



Penguin Books RRP $32.99 In the latest Women’s Murder Club series, SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a 20-year-old victim long enough to see her 21st Birthday. When San Francisco Chronicle reporter, Cindy Thomas is asked by a distraught mother to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara and baby granddaughter, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD’s Lindsay Boxer. The prime suspect is Tara’s school teacher husband, Lucas Burke, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person. A case that far exceeds early indications - and four friends need to help each other unpick the web of lies to find the truth before it’s too late.




Ahoy matey! The Owl and the Pussycat sails to

Venue 114 this April... n intimate and charming opera for families, will take a magical journey to Venue 114 at Bokarina these Easter school holidays for two enchanting performances on Tue13th April. Based on Edward Lear’s beloved poem and presented by Little Match Productions, The Owl and the Pussycat is designed for children aged four to 10 years old, and explores themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance.


Created by a national team of award-winning artists, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical puffins. In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense. This interactive performance inspires, educates and enthrals by inviting children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to participate in musical and multisensory ways to help our lovable couple reach their destination. Aboard a giant magical boat moored in the sea, meet our pair’s colourful and eccentric new friends, as they are brought to life on deck. Set sail with this charming show and you might even meet a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig.

When: Tuesday 13 April 2021 Where: Venue114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina Times: 10am and 1pm Tickets: $25 each, family of four $90, under two free on knee. Bookings: or call 5413 1400.

ollowing sold-out houses on London’s West End, the Sydney Opera House, and prior to COVID - a tour in the USA, Australia's hottest tap dance sensation, THE TAP PACK are bringing their high energy, tap comedy show to 24 venues across Queensland and New South Wales, kicking off with a season at QPAC in April. The Tap Pack team are a determined lot and committed to providing quality productions to those in regional areas. Producer Kym Halpin said, "The events of the past year have tested all of us - but the guys are so excited to be getting back on stage together. The arts and entertainment industry has been pushed to the brink but we have held on, because ultimately - we love what we do and we know you do too. When you look around the world at our counterparts on the West End and Broadway, who seem such a long way from returning, it reminds us just how lucky we are." Picking up where The Rat Pack left off…THE TAP PACK conjure up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50s - through to the noughties. Featuring songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr to Sheeran, Bublé and Beyonce, They mix slick humour, high energy entertainment and world class tap dance. Starring some of Australia’s finest and most distinguished dancers and singers, Jesse Rasmussen (Hot Shoe Shuffle, Grease, Candy Man), Jordan Pollard (Westside Story, Anything Goes, Singin’ in the Rain), Sean Mulligan (performed on London’s West End before returning to Australia to raise his family), Max Patterson (toured to London, Berlin and USA with The Tap Pack) and Tom Struik (West Side Story, Boys in the Band, Kylie Minogue and Shrek). Armed with their lovable on-stage larrikinisms, they sing – they dance – they joke! They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style that the whole family can enjoy. Dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, THE TAP PACK is “old school cool” from the new kings of swing. Town: Venue: Date/Time:

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Brisbane Cremorne Theatre, QPAC 18- 24 April(Tues 6.30pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 2pm & 7.30pm; Thurs 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm & 6.30pm) 136 246 Noosa The J 24 June @ 7.30pm 07 5329 6560

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Visit for further information and to download a 2021 program guide. 163 Weyba Road, Noosaville Phone: 07 5449 9343 Email:





ur region is packed with artwork to explore outdoors – from the side of buildings in our town’s main streets - to water tanks and disused silos and water towers standing over 30-metrestall. With two rd Ga es Image: Jam painted silos, three painted water tanks, and nearly 100 murals to discover, follow this guide to explore our region’s best outdoor artwork. Brisbane to Toowoomba Put on your street art critic hat and hit the road for your first stop on the tour, 126 kilometres west of Brisbane, Toowoomba. Not only is Toowoomba Queensland’s largest inland city, it’s also home to one of Queensland’s bustling street art scenes with over 55 murals (and counting). Make sure you start your tour at Ruthven Street to see The Elephant by Brisbane-based artist Fintan Magee, one of the most recognised and photographed murals. Toowoomba to Goondiwindi Image: Tex Acola

Once you’ve refuelled the caffeine levels and ticked off your mural-list, enter Yelarbon into your GPS via Millmerran. Find one of the pioneering outdoor artworks, the Millmerran Water Tank Art, which was commissioned in 1998 and given a fresh lick of paint in 2013. Located on the roadside, make sure you pull over at the designated parking area for a closer look, before continuing 100 kilometres to the town of Yelarbon whose population ticks just 364 people. While the population may be small, its silo art is monumental, measuring 1,800 square metres. Spread across eight Graincorp silos, this artwork by Jordon Bruce (aka The Brightsiders) took two weeks and more than one thousand litres of paint to complete. When the Rains Come, tells the story of a young boy playing in the



Southern Queensland is calling all art lovers… Everything you need to know about the painted silo mural trail.

lagoon, highlighting the local flora and fauna of the region. With Goondiwindi, a short thirty minutes to the west, you can plan your overnight stay in this Southern Queensland Country town. If you’ve got a few hours left in the day, make sure you check out Goondiwindi’s local sights too. Goondiwindi to St George (via Thallon) Start your day in Goondiwindi with a stop along McLean Street to see the painted water tanks, titled On the MacIntyre River. See the brushstrokes of four artists who collaborated on the piece in celebration of NAIDOC week. Grab a barista-made coffee for the road, jump in your car, and drive 170 kilometres south to Thallon. Before you navigate your way to the town’s pièce de résistance – the Graincorp silos – plan a lunch stop at the Francis Hotel. Not only do they serve lunch and dinner seven-days-a-week, they also have another piece of mural magic hidden in their backyard. Image: @australiansiloarttrail

As a gift from the silo artists, Joel Fergie and Travis Vinson (known as The Zookeeper and Drapl), the pub’s water tanks were turned into a tribute to the now critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats that once roamed the local region. The GrainCorp silos are less than one kilometre from the hotel, so there’s no need to get back in the car to see the main attraction – The Watering Hole. Taking inspiration from three local photographers, the giant mural covering four 30-metre-high silos was created from just one, A4 sized drawing. Using over 500 litres of paint and 500 spray cans and taking three weeks to complete, the murals highlight iconic scenes from the region, including the Moonie River and native birdlife. St George to Wandoan Continue your mural tour in Wandoan, 300 kilometres north of St George. With painted water tanks and 33 public murals to explore along the Heritage Trail, you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing comfortable walking shoes for this day out with a difference. Head to Henderson and Jerrad Streets to see the painted water towers dedicated to the local servicemen, dating back to the 1990s. Step it out along the town’s Heritage Trail to learn about the local history and heritage and tick off 33 murals from painted post boxes to painted walls. Overnight in Wandoan or explore another nearby town in the Western Downs, such as Miles or Chinchilla.

cruising & ballet... Oceania Cruises & Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announce Exclusive Partnership with Queensland Ballet COLLABORATION DESIGNED TO SUPPORT QUEENSLAND’S VIBRANT ARTS INDUSTRY IN 2021


he year-long collaboration will provide an opportunity for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises to support the State’s vibrant arts industry, while raising awareness of Queensland Ballet’s incredible in-house performances to valued guests and trade partners. Invite-only experiences on offer include exclusive access to opening nights, intimate dress rehearsal performances, cocktail receptions with performers, backstage experiences and tours, and interval drinks in the private dressing room of Artistic Director, Li Cunxin AO. “We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Queensland Ballet for 2021. There is a natural synergy between Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Queensland Ballet. Our leading upper premium - and luxury cruise lines - offer some of the most electrifying entertainment at sea,

extensive art collections and enriching cultural activities, reflecting the same level of luxury and prestige as Queensland Ballet. “We cannot wait to introduce Queensland Ballet’s extraordinary local performances to our esteemed guests and travel partners,” said Steve Odell, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific at Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “On behalf of Queensland Ballet, I am delighted to be partnering with two premier cruise lines that have the same degree of appreciation for the local arts industry as we do. We look forward to working with Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises this year, to connecting more people with dance across Australia, and to showcasing our spectacular performances and talent,” said Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director at Queensland Ballet. 2021 marks Queensland Ballet’s triumphant return to the stage, and started off the year with its 60th Anniversary Gala. at the Playhouse Theatre, QPAC. The 60th Anniversary Gala presented an exciting retrospective telling of Queensland Ballet’s evolving story and showcase exciting excerpts from five world-class productions. The company’s 60-year history will come alive on stage, performed by some of the country’s best dancers, and highlight the coming of age of this extraordinary company.





t was a journey that the subject of this play had herself made 85 years before. In 1934, 21 yearold actress Coral Browne arrived in London from Australia with £50 in her pocket, stars in her eyes, a deliciously bawdy wit - and a driving ambition in her heart. She would become famous for her glamorous lifestyle and award-

winning performances (Auntie Mame, The Killing of Sister George, Dennis Potter’s Dreamchild, and Alan Bennett’s An Englishman Abroad), and infamous for her sharp tongue and long list of lovers, which included Hollywood director Vincent Price. Born in West Footscray in 1913, Coral Browne studied at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne and became an actor by chance. While working backstage as scenery painter on Gregan McMahon’s production of John Galsworthy’s The Roof, the then Brown (the “e” would not be added until 1936) was asked to join the cast after the leading actress fell ill. Not long after her amateur debut, Browne signed with J.C. Williamson sealing her fate as a professional stage performer. On arrival in London, Browne quickly established a career both on stage and in film and by the late 1940s she was the third highest paid actress on the West End Stage. A sexually adventurous woman, Browne enjoyed affairs with a number of prominent actors including (Sir) Douglas Fairbanks Junior, Jack Buchanan, (Sir) Cecil Beaton, and Paul Robeson, before marrying the openly gay actor and theatrical agent Philip Westrope Pearman (d.1964). In 1958, while visiting Moscow with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company Browne met British spy Guy Burgess, who had defected

to the Soviet Union. This encounter would form the basis of Alan Bennett’s telemovie An Englishman Abroad (1983), in which Browne played herself. Browne also starred in a number of well-known films, including Auntie Mame (1958) and the notorious drama The Killing of Sister George (1968). Browne met Hollywood star Vincent Price in in 1972 on the set of the horror film Theatre of Blood and shortly thereafter moved to the United States. The couple married in 1974 and remained together until Browne died in 1991 after battling cancer for several years. Celebrated as an actress (though she received few official honours) Browne was renowned for her sharp wit, elegant demeanour, passion for designer clothes, and talent for profanity. In 1961 she was nominated as one of the world’s most beautiful women but ever fearful of losing her looks, she was a plastic surgery enthusiast and an obsessive weight-watcher. SEASON DETAILS: Venue: Twelfth Night Theatre, 4 Cintra Rd Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 Season: From Friday 23 April 2021 Times: Evenings at 7:30pm, matinees at various times Bookings: Tickets Now on sale Ph: 07 3252 5122 or visit TICKETEK





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RESIDENTS OF THE TERRACES ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE LAP POOL, PLUS THE 25M MAIN SWIMMING POOL, GYM AND ON-SITE RESTAURANT. In the heart of Noosa and surrounded by nature, this is a world-away from the hustle but just 3 minutes to Coles, 6 minutes to Hastings Street or Sunshine Beach and 7 minutes to Noosa River. Parkridge Noosa is a lifestyle buy, with a majority of owners local, and a majority owner occupiers. Ideal for the lock-up and owner occupiers leave owners, and investors.

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Ananya Handwoven Reclaimed Denim Rug The Ananya is a flat-weave rug handwoven from upcycled denim and cotton. The tribal-inspired pattern woven with the different washes of denim creates the most incredible depth of blue hues. The perfect rug for a coastal or Hamptons styled room. Woven with reclaimed textiles from clothing offcuts, not only will this rug be a statement piece in your home, but you can feel good knowing you have purchased a low-waste, sustainable item that has prevented landfill. Durable and hard-wearing, this rug has been lovingly woven by the skilled hands of traditional artisan weavers in India, with whom they work directly. RRP $260.00 Stockist info and other styles available:

Mosaico Digitale - custom print bio-resin mosaic tiles Custom printed with almost ANY image to these revolutionary super lightweight 2mm thick bio-resin mosaic tiles. Digitally printed from behind so you can't scratch the ink off. Use indoors, outdoors and wet areas. Made in Italy - distributed to Australia & NZ by Grafico-Walls RRP $199.00. Stockist info:



COCO @ noosa lifstyle Just the store to go to for some great homewares and otherr decor items PLUS the bonus of fashion, jewellery and accessories. Located on Gympie Terrace opp the Boathouse Floating Restaurant

Design ideas

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Amelie Arches - Charcoal wallpaper mural While it might sound like an unlikely combo, one look at the Gatsby meets Boho vibes of our latest wallpaper offering and we think you’ll be swooning too! The Amelie Arches wallpaper captures the hallmark drama and glamour of a geometric deco-inspired pattern, but in a pared-back, modern take that will be a stunning addition to your space. RRP $80.00. Stockist info:

Wall murals to transcend the mundane… With the onset of Australia’s favourite seasons for home renovating here - it’s time to take a look at what is available in the market place. Wonderful wallpapers to open up and transform a boring room - to create and indoor oasis of delight for the whole family. And, colourful tiled murals to add another dimension to your outdoor entertaining and pool areas. Left:

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If your decorating your home or looking for beautiful gifts and different ideas... THE WHITE HOUSE at the fabulous Noosa Marina at Tewantin is the place to visit. Catch a ferry from the Sofitel or anywhere along the river for a leisurely cruise and some lunch while you shop. Right:

Homewares gifts

Noosa has some of the best homeware and gift stores on the coast. So many beautiful ideas on how to make your home look sensational, or buy some gifts to take home. INDIGO NOOSA at Gympie Terrace next to the newsagent is a must see.



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There’s nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of an underwater encounter with a humpback whale.


have been extremely privileged over the years to have many of these encounters and it always adds to the excitement when the humpbacks have an entourage of dolphins accompanying them on their journey. Humpback whales make their annual migration from the icy cold waters of Antarctica past the east coast of Australia to the warm, tropical waters of the Pacific Islands to mate and breed. When the humpback whale mothers feel that their calves are strong enough, they make their return journey back to Antarctica to the plankton rich water to feed again. As an underwater photographer I am blessed to have had first hand encounters of this amazing event, etching memories in my heart that will last forever. It is an honour for me to be able to share these memories with you and create conscious thought for our vulnerable and delicate marine ecosystems when my artwork is viewed on the wall..

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he impact of gardens and landscapes on property value is a commonplace topic within industry and media alike. But what about the more intrinsic benefits associated with outdoor spaces – the potential for gardens and outdoor living areas to transform minds, bodies and souls? The Wonder of Water... “In terms of creating positive energy in outdoor spaces, a great place to start is with the key principles of Feng Shui – wind and water,” says Matt. “Water is proven to be a very calming element on humans, with multiple studies showing it can help lower blood pressure, improve physical health and accelerate healing,” notes Matt. “As such, we try to incorporate water into landscape and garden designs where possible, “if you’re after a design centrepiece, you might consider something a little larger like a rock pool, fountain, cascading pond or even a waterfall. “Obviously, larger water features need to take into

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account factors such as cost, size and layout, but most water features can be customised to the individual requirements of an outdoor space." “In terms of outdoor water features, the biggest asset has to be a pool – and this is what most Aussie homeowners want in their backyard if they can afford it,” he said.

“And installing a mineral filtration system doesn’t generally cost any more than a normal filtration system” says Matt. “They’re simple, costeffective and easy to maintain, as well as being better for the environment.”

“Pools allow swimming and exercise, which are great for health and wellbeing. They also enable a cool-down during summer months, and attract birds and native wildlife – which help to bring sound, energy and ambience to a space.” “Colour-wise, traditional mid-blues will likely always be a favourite with homeowners, but I don’t think you can go past white and black pools, when it comes to creating a calming and natural ambience.

“Auditory elements can be a great way to foster tranquility and ambience in an outdoor space,” says Matt. “The most natural way to bring sound and music into a garden is through attracting wildlife – in particular, birds, bees and butterflies.” “As we move into the cooler months, banksias, grevilleas and bottlebrush do a stellar job of attracting birds and bees" “Seed and fruit-feeding birds will feast on the likes of bottlebrush, She-oaks and palms,” he adds. “If you want to sustain your musicality, vary your choice of herbaceous perennials, annuals and biennials, so that they flower in different seasons and provide a year-round food source for birds, butterflies and bees,” Matt says. “And if you really want to amp up the bird presence, consider introducing a bird bath or a nesting box as a bird feeder.”

“White pools help to create a sandy beachstyle look, which evoke feelings associated with freedom, nature and relaxation,” Matt continued. “When the white reflects the sky, it also transform the water into a beautiful blue – which again aids feelings of tranquility and refreshment.” “At the other end of the spectrum, black pools look extremely elegant and inviting,” he said. “When not used for swimming, they double as a reflection pool, which can be great for introspection and mental restoration.” “For health, I would also recommend installing a mineral pool filtration system,” Matt adds. “Mineral systems utilise magnesium, which is required by every major organ in the human body. If you don’t get enough magnesium, your sleeping patterns and general health can suffer in multiple ways,” he says. “Mineral systems deliver a healthier alternative to traditional salt or heavily chlorinated pools. The water remains crystal clear, and your skin, eyes and hair will also feel better. It’s just a lot softer on the body as a whole.



he funds are being invested in important research and breeding programs delivered by Zoos Victoria and Conservation Volunteers Australia, including a brand-new breeding bunker at Healesville Sanctuary, that will allow Zoos Victoria to continue its important work fighting extinction. Taronga is joining the program in 2021, with a new frog exhibit at

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“Depending on what look and vibe you’re going for, you might also look to introduce wind chimes and some outdoor instruments,” Matt adds. “We are seeing this type of thing more and more in elderly homes and schools, where music therapy is being used to help restore and develop human senses. “Instruments like mirror chimes, outdoor xylophones and papilos can both look great and provide a musical element outdoors - for people of all ages to tap into for creativity and relaxation.”

the famous Sydney site, to promote awareness of the plight of Australia’s endangered frogs and the work underway to rebuild populations and habitats. In a move to encourage families to reconnect with nature, Freddo’s endangered real-life frog friends will again replace him on the front of the pack, encouraging Freddo fans to find out more about the frogs - and motivate them to take actions that can help to save endangered wildlife. Freddo’s endangered friends, the Spotted Tree Frog and Northern Corroboree Frog will be appearing on packaging from February 2021 and will be available at leading Australian supermarkets and independent retailers.

FLOWER EXPLORING THE WORLD IN BLOOM By: Phaidon Editors, with introduction by Anna Pavord Published by: Phaidon. RRP $79.95


beautiful book that takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and designers throughout history, from ancient Egypt to today, have depicted flowers and floral motifs. Flower will appeal to a wide audience from florists, gardeners and general readers to artists, designers and botanical illustrators, offering a comprehensive introduction to the subject alongside surprising examples for specialists. Readers will learn about seventeenth-century tulipomania, Victorian orchidelirium, the Japanese art of ikebana and the Flower Power political movement alongside more general information about flowers including their history and meanings. The images in Flower span a wide variety of styles and media featuring both renowned and lesser-known works. These range from still-life paintings and photographs to botanical illustrations, herbaria and sculptures as well as floral arrangements, film stills and fashion and jewellery pieces. Entries span across the creative arts including drawn, painted and photographed subjects as well as those sculpted from sugar, cut from paper, embroidered or blown from glass. Whether depicted by the ancient Romans in stone mosaics, filmed in Technicolor, or digitally rendered with the latest cuttingedge technology, the beauty, symbolism and presence of flowers in our everyday lives has been an enduring focus for artists globally and will continue to inspire for years to come. Flower is the perfect book for all those interested in this beloved subject and how the grace and charm of blooms transcend garden walls to a vast scope of creative mediums.


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