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Welcome to our bright and beautiful summer issue...

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IT'S TIME TO CLINK THE CHAMPAGNE GLASSES AND TOAST THE FESTIVE SEASON ONCE AGAIN. Where has this year gone? Everyone is talking about how fast time goes by these days.It's not just we older ones who are noticing the speed of time - the younger ones are all debating the fact as well, There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all that we want or need to do. Our frenetic lifestyles are causing us to miss the 'little things' that are so important to us, whilst chasing the 'big picture'. Maybe it's time to take stock, before we make our New Year's Eve resolutions. Hopefully with 2009 ready to leap into our lives, we will find a way to slow down and enjoy family, friends, and life itself. That's my New Year's resolution this year - to find some extra 'me' time (yes I know that sounds selfish!) but that does include family and friends, of course. There's no ME without US. We've been working long into the night to bring you our bumper, Summer issue of NOOSA Style Magazine. To brighten your summer days and nights, we have brought together all the special elements that will tantalise and titillate your senses this season. We have a fantastic fashion section featuring all the latest designs from local, Australian and international designers - just perfect for all those summer parties. Of course, you'll want to be fully energised for the festive season, so a visit to the spa for a luxurious treatment; the hairdressers for a trim or a whole new style - and your favourite beauty therapist to make the look complete. Then you'll need the perfect accessories - designer jewellery, fabulous new shoes and complementing bag. It is Christmas, so we're allowed to be extravagant with our wishes! Our beautiful food feature offers tantalising restaurants to enjoy over the festive season and all through summer, as well as luscious dishes that you can prepare in the comfort of your own kitchen, and fabulous wines to enjoy with all your friends. Our beautiful Summer issue is full to overflowing with everything you could possibly need this season. A perfect snapshot of our Noosa lifestyle.To all our loyal readers, wonderful clients, printer and business associates We wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of love, and a happy and prosperous New Year full of hope and promise. Sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Ancient threads woven with nature Gordon and Belinda Herford

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Style Dining & Recipes We highlight this season’s finest restaurants, cafés, food, wines & recipes.

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Wine Great new wines for Summer

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Style Fashion We have the latest styles from fantastic local designers to international labels

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Health Indulgences Perfect pampering for body & soul

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Gardening Frangipanis & landscaping hints

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Noosa Blue Prestige Properties Featuring some of Noosa’s best developments

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Artists and Artisans The latest works on display

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Travel From winter in Aspen to tropical Port Douglas

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Books/Movies/Theatre We take a look at what’s hot & what’s new

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Style Motoring Aston Martin reveal the future... & we hire a Porsche.

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Spectacular art from The Central Desert on show at Honey Art Gallery - Noosa

Courtney Atkinson and Emma Snowsill

Marina Pound (with living statue)

Photo: Barry Alsop PHOTOGRAPHER

Aboriginal Art January Exhibition

it's always been in a running race by

This is an exhibition that you should not miss.

ready to race,” said Atkinson.

The best quality of indigenous art sourced from

someone different. This is the first time in a long time that I've come here really There were 5500 triathletes competing

some of the most remote desert communities in NT,

as individuals or part of a team at the

WA and SA. Many well known artists from the Central

26th Noosa Triathlon.

and Western Desert as well as from Utopia will be on

Statues come alive

display. The exhibition runs from Sat. 3rd to Sun.11th. January and it is being held at Netanya Resort in Hasting Street, Noosa. Open each day from 10am to

Giuseppe Armani’s distinction was and

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into his sculptures. He experimented in wood, clay, alabaster and marble, was encouraged to give free rein

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Snowsill makes it number five

to his artistic muse and created masterpieces ranging

Guests at The Gallery Eumundi recent opening

Out of Africa Dinner

from the traditional Capodimonte style to more

Blue Angel restaurant and Noosa Cruise and Travel,

daring, contemporary and the whimsical of today. His

combined to present and ‘Out Of Africa’ dining experience recently.

Australia’s Olympic triathlon champion, Emma

latest creations, including Disney characters, which

Snowsill has continued her golden streak claiming a

have been released for the first time, were admired by

fifth Noosa title despite limited preparation. Following

guests at the Anthony’s Fine Jewellery soiree.

Renowned Noosa photographer Bob Nelson showed a selection of his outstanding ‘Africa’

the pint sized victor to claim second place was fellow

Gracious host Marina Pound and her team were

photographs from his last excursion. Delicacies on the

Olympian and bronze medalist, Emma Moffat, with

dressed to complement the exquisite and elegant

menu included chilled almond and garlic soup with

talented junior Sarah Crowley of South Australia

figurines; living statues were backdrops; the Offenbach

grapes and lemon oil, grilled sardines with harissa

rounding out the top three.

Duo was a classic combo; and the sippers, nibblers,

breadcrumbs and lemon, prawn tagine with olives,

Snowsill admits to doing minimal training post

make-a-wish-listers and collectors went into the store

cherry tomatoes and preserved lemon, salt fish fritters

Beijing. “I think the two and half month break has

for second and third looks, pondering which piece was

with spicy mango and avocado salsa followed by

freshened me up and I didn’t really know what to

their favourite.

m’choui whole roasted lamb with fragrant spices,

expect going into today’s race. I would not normally prepare for any other race, the way I have today,” said a glowing Emma Snowsill. “I think because it is Noosa it really brings out something special in me. When I hit

grilled whole snapper with chermoula , cous cous

OMSA Press release: The Gallery Eumundi held a highly successful

the course I feel the same way I did ten years ago,

exhibition for the OMSA

group from Brisbane. It

except I have learned a little bit more and I know how

featured 7 emerging artists with a stunning eclectic

to gauge myself a little bit better. But to be out here in

collection of works. Steve and Karen

this atmosphere, I just love it.”

Directors are committed to working with emerging

such as orange, pistachio and cinnamon salad, apricots baked with almond paste, saffron poached pears with thick yoghurt and rosewater biscuits.

the Gallery

In the men’s race Olympian Courtney Atkinson took

local artists as well as showcasing more established

out first place with Sunshine Coast local, David Dellow,

artists. Madeleine Ekeblad is one of The Gallery’s

claiming second for the second year in a row with

established artist and director of OMSA, which

young gun Jimmy Seear of Brisbane in third place.

provides an excellent collaboration and enable the

"I've come second here in Noosa so many times and

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threads woven with nature Their wedding rings are engraved with meus amor meus spiritus which is Latin for ‘my love my life’ and as Helen Flanagan discovers, Gordon and Belinda Herford really are the epitome of togetherness.

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repare to be enthralled when you meet the Herfords. Oh and do allow lots of time. Gordon has the knack of inviting you into Belinda’s gallery and her ‘world’, describing in detail how thick brushes laden with lush-coloured oil paints mixed by her, are carefully washed wandlike onto large Belgian linen canvasses. The layers and textures are intriguing, they burnish with age and are reminiscent of fabric, which is not surprising given Adelaide-born Belinda’s ten year tenure in the fashion industry, the culmination of which was winning Australian Gown of the Year in 1986. Her creation was made in white leather. After adding photography and interior design to her list of credits, they moved to Noosa and with encouragement from Gordon, Belinda began painting. She had no formal training yet was a natural talent, choosing oils for their rich robust quality and large canvases as big as three metres by one metre. This was a serious move and one she obviously relishes today. "I have various styles and love experimenting with technique, colour, pattern and texture,” Belinda explains. “I have a deep affinity for native and tribal

Recent exhibition of Belindas work at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery

and I enjoy creating patterns with dots. I am inspired by just about anything natural or aesthetic and often walk around looking at lines, textures and the simplicity of nature. Gordon began his jewellery career in Sydney, entered his first De Beers award in 1985 winning the Diamond Anniversary ring category and in 1987 won three categories including Supreme Diamond Design Award. He decided he’d enough of awards preferring instead to design exclusive individual pieces for his many national and international clients. Utilizing the ancient lost wax method of creating original designs and his exceptional skill as a sculptor is evident in all of his wax-carved pieces. He is also recognised for his interpretation of classic jewellery including intricate back-piercing. “I add soul and the feel of the organic rather than just having an austere technical execution,” master jeweller Gordon explains, adding clients have included Jamie Packer’s first wife Jodhi Meares and the Hemmes family whose interests include a string of hip Sydney nightspots. Meeting each other was love at first sight. “Gordon is warm, funny, out-going, goodlooking, passionate, confident, artistic and individual,” enthuses Belinda ‘We eloped to Bedarra Island in 1999, and eight years ago we moved from the Sydney beachside suburb of Cronulla.” “We built a house in Little Cove in 1996, hated living in the city, and came to Noosa for the surf, small community feel, clean air, natural environment and great restaurants,” says Gordon, who with Belinda also designed the Sunshine Coast’s continued next page

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first fully thatched roof house. It was located in Coolum and featured in glossy magazines. “We now live at Sunrise Beach, one street back from beach, backing onto a reserve and are turning it into a French/Caribbean-style beach house. Bella and Lou Lou are our Burmese cats and Rocco the goldfish lets us pat him.” Two years ago Scorpio Gordon and Aquarius Belinda opened separate spaces at Quamby Place, an idyllic location close to Hastings Street, next to the Noosa River and abutting a park which they hope one day will be transformed into an art-park. “We wanted a French-style boutique and contemporary art gallery to complement the ambience – a destination rather than passing trade,” describes Belinda, adding that it’s amazing how often Gordon’s friendliness of explaining things such as where a soy chai latte is served or a gold chain can be fixed, have resulted in big spending clients. There’s a certain magnetism which draws you into the tiny, haute-couture-style salon with its comfy tub chairs and exquisite jewellery displayed on objects d’art. Miniature musical instruments, antique perfume bottles and a carved coconut shell, add a sense of theatre as the perfect backdrop to spin-tingling pearls and diamonds, especially the 2007 Diamond Guild Australia Argyle Pink Diamond category winner. Gordon called his design ‘Fleur de Lumiere' and said it was inspired by floral lace: “Two bands were incorporated to create one ring. One’s an 18 carat white gold concave inner band set with a bed of 220 white diamonds; the outer band was hand-carved creating a floral design which is in 22 carat yellow gold and set with varying sizes of pink Argyle diamonds in the centre of each flower. The use of yellow gold highlights the pink and white diamonds and the 23mm width was designed to make a bold yet feminine statement.” Currently he’s creating an exclusive range of similar designs based on this piece and sees jewellery as incorporating the worlds of fashion and art. “Diamonds as a loose gem represent myriad colours and light just begging to be framed and worn. A diamond’s true value lies in its ability to impart emotion whether it is a romantic gift or a just self-indulgence. No other gem achieves this quite so dramatically when combined with good design.” Macquarie Bank in Brisbane has held a private exhibition of Belinda’s work; a ten piece commission of large abstract oils has been completed for the Settler's Cove Development; and a solo exhibition in February 2009 at Kozminsky's Gallery in Bourke Street Melbourne is feverishly being brush-stroked. In-between times you’ll find the Herfords in the water somewhere, eating mud crabs and rock walking or at home watching an old movie classic, working on a sculpture for the roof of the Quamby Place precinct or concocting something delish in the kitchen. Living by the credos of “integrity in our art” and “exchange is abundance” this formidable double act respect Mother Nature implicitly and embody passion in its truest form.

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Body of art

received and the festival director Toni

Eumundi’s

Powell

has

had

the

annual Australian Body Art Carnivale is

huge task of narrowing down the number

considered the nation’s top event of its

of accepted films. “We could have run two

type

festivals, the quality was that good,” Toni,

Amongst this year’s winners was Melbournian triumphed

Maria in

the

Mormile face

who along with

who

the festival has

painting

featured in an

competition. She painted herself and

episode

chose the balance in nature of birth and

Australian Story,

regeneration, life and death, drought and

says.

water as her theme. The special effects section was won by

of

Based

on

entries and films

Heather O’Flaherty from Buderim with

screened,

the

Wood Nymph, a combination of nature

festival

the

and imagination, drawing on rich

biggest in the

mythological stories, such as tree nymphs

world of its genre

or dyads, which were known as young,

and firmly plants

beautiful female spirits within trees. It is

Gympie on the

thought they nurtured and cared for the

international film

trees and when under attack would band

map.

together with their sisters and fight by

requested

moving about, thus confusing their

festival

enemies as portrayed by the corset

nationally,

breastplate of flowers, lichen and mosses.

notion which is

is

Caroline Jones

Hoyts the tour a

almost unheard

Golden screen moments “There is something magical about this

of in the industry Patrons

can

look forward to 44

sessions,

Noni Hazlehurst

festival,” says the ABC TV’s film critic

intimate

Margaret Pomeranz, referring to The Heart

with

of Gold International Film Festival, which

the heart of gold sculpture exhibition and

has had audiences laughing, smiling and

auction,

cheering for two years running and will

International Photographic Awards, gala

continue to do so at the Heritage Theatre

opening night with the world premiere of

in Gympie for four days from 25 March

Irish documentary Breaking Boundaries,

2009.

and more.

Over 900 entries of exceptional calibre, from more than 60 countries have been

Q&As

filmmakers, inaugural

Heart

of

Gold

More details: www.heartofgold.com.au or at the theatre.


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The girls from Toscani Boutique made a beautiful impression...

AFTER A $10 MILLION MAKEOVER, HASTINGS STREET WAS TRANSFORMED INTO PARTY CENTRAL FOR THREE DAYS.

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hildren stood in awe as Santa and his elves, snowmen and street performers, assisted Mayor Bob Abbot, turn on the lights of the Coast’s largest Christmas tree. It was then off to the Woods for Christmas carols and Cinema Under the Stars. Earlier in the day 19 restaurants turned up the heat and impressed more than 800 at the Long Lunch. Umbrella’d and decorated tables were set along the closed-off southern side of the street; hat-ed diners sipped Red Claw by Yabby Lake and tucked into over 1500 dishes of fine fare; entertainment ranged from a trio performing amazing feats to a harpist; and men ogled at the gorgeous models wearing the latest swimwear and fashions from Blue Heaven, Elizas and Vestiario while Caitlin, Serina and Christina, who wore bright, floral, silk dresses handed out goodies and invitations to pop into Toscano for a glass of bubbles. Champagne shopping at its best continued on Saturday and Sunday as did art trails; a sand sculpture exhibition from Australia’s best professionals happened on Main Beach; and an outdoor concert featuring Peter Cousins star of Les Miserables and more, plus soprano Trisha Crowe, a group calling themselves The Rat Pack’s Back, plus former Sherbet frontman Daryl Braithwaite entertained at a free open-air concert. Local charity Frangipani Dreams received the proceeds of refreshment sales. Traders reaped the benefit of participating in the weekend and Ruth and Orm Thomas, who have been holidaying in Noosa every year for the past 12 years were thrilled to win the ‘Audi-load’ of prizes worth $20,000. “It has been a great weekend and a fabulous way to re-launch Hastings Street,” says Jim Berardo, the president of the Hastings Street Association who confirmed the Longest Lunch will become an annual event. “Huge congratulations must go to all the traders who embraced the event and made it such a great success. There’s no doubt the new-look Hastings Street will continue to impress.” noosa 16 style


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Guests at Lucca’s table had a ‘wow’ of a time

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WHAT’S EVER-SO-COOL AND TANTALISING THE TASTE BUDS THIS SUMMER? TIME TO CHILL OUT AND CATCH UP WITH WHAT’S HOT AND HAPPENING ON THE LOCAL FOOD SCENE.

Accolades for the best

Master

Wine

Peter

Scudamore-Smith

“Amongst the latest releases are a sparkling

From the tantalising Tropical North, the diverse

chardonnay,” manager Simon Murray says.“Grapes

hinterland of South East Queensland and the

were harvested last February from the vine at

charismatic and ever-vibrant Gold Coast, the best

Ballandean and Charmat, and ‘sparkled’ by Peter

of eating out in Queensland is presented in The

Scudamore-Smith by May. It’s a fresh varietal

Courier-Mail Queensland Food and Wine 2009

chardonnay, dosed to 13 g/L (same as standard

Guide by Lizzie Loel and Fiona Donnelly

champagne), is lemony, bubbly and easy drinking.

(Murdoch Books RRP $26.95). Further afield,

“There’s also our staple white, first made in 1998,

savour the many culinary hotspots that straddle

the Classic Sauvignon Semillon; a Verdelho which

the region between the Gold Coast and Byron

is Peter’s seventh vintage of this wine; the Lake

Bay, an area that has exploded in recent times

Baroon Cabernet Merlot 2006; and another first a

with development and has an abundance of

Reserve Pinot Gris 2008 which has been specially

dining choices. This is a definitive guide for locals

selected from the brown pinot gris grape that

and tourists alike, featuring reviews of the best restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and providores, and

were rising in ripeness at Ballandean.”

Join the cooking classes at Buderim Ginger

covers all aspects of the experience, from the menu to ambience, service and the wine list.

Settlers Rise wines are sold at the cellar door in Montville and at nearby Maleny Manor.

restaurateur Jim Berardo who apart from being a

Isis in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley won the coveted Restaurant of the Year and Best New

mentor to young chefs, created the annual Celebration of Food and Wine Noosa Style.

Buderim Ginger’s class act

Restaurant of the Year also went to a Valley eatery

Two-star ranking Noosa restaurants were

Three Bistro at Emporium. Regional Restaurant of

berardo’s and River House while Alegria, Berardo’s

A fully-interactive commercial kitchen, featuring

the Year Sassi at Bale in Port Douglas was the

on the Beach, Harvest, Humid, Ricky’s, Sails, Season,

quality two-pack cabinetry assembled in

winner, while Absynthe at Q1 on the Gold Coast

Spirit House and Wasabi received one star.

Germany, plus state-of-the-art gas and electric

received a three-star ranking, the only restaurant apart from Brisbane’s Urbane to do so. Urbane’s chef Kym Machin was Chef of the Year; Young Chef of the Year went to Craig McCabe

from

1889

Enoteca

List of the Year went to Surfers

Lizzie Loel says Queensland restaurants have a

cook tops, wide commercial ovens, expansive

rosy future: “Because we don’t take ourselves too

stainless steel prep areas and workstations for

seriously and our chefs put their customers, not

groups of four are the focal point of Buderim

their ego first.”

Ginger new cooking school.

Settlers on the Rise

grounds of the Ginger Factory the

Set in the beautiful sub-tropical

at

Woolloongabba; Pol Roger Wine Paradise

Rice

Paddy;

Service was

Award won

by

participants per class. Tutored by

by

a

Andrew Strange, participants will

Brisbane-based

receive personal attention and

investment group. The Montville

technical advice, supported by

property

recipe handouts and tips after each

grew

verdelho,

E’cco Bistro front

chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet

of

house

sauvignon. In 2007 the property

class. Classes will be varied, not limited

manager Tracey

was sold to local businessman

to cooking with ginger and

Rayner;

Guy

Tony Thompson whose interests

participants will work in small

Parmenter

was

are associated with Maleny

groups to create a three course

honoured with Merlo

Manor. A vineyard lease in

menu from scratch. Intermediate,

Barista of the Year; and

Ballandean in the Granite Belt was

advanced and special themed

Service to the Industry

established at that time for long

classes will be built into the

term premium grape supply and

comprehensive program that will

Award

Jim Berardo Photo Adam Smith, The Courier Mail

Settlers Rise was established in 1997

Outstanding

school will cater for up to 24 classically trained executive chef,

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table talk be updated quarterly. Classes are four hours with three or more classes available

Sydney’s

Quay

each week. They conclude with a leisurely lunch and wine matching. Some speciality

restaurant

was

classes will provide take home packs of dishes

honoured with the

During the 2009 Ginger Flower Festival from January 22 to 25, 2009 there will be a series of exclusive ‘deluxe’ cooking classes featuring some of the region’s hottest

top award of best in the country.

chefs such as Eric Van Alphen from the critically acclaimed French Room restaurant at Woombye and classically trained Kieran Reekie, of Maleny’s award-winning Reserve

Restaurant

Cellar. For

more

information

or

bookings

visit

www.buderimgingercookingschool.com.au

Bender fires up the burners Cato’s is renowned for its Australian-style

Seafood and enjoy Pleas from Peregian Beach locals to the owners

of

Treefellers Eumundi’s Chef Phill Scott, owner Chef John Guy & Chef Benny Molloy

Wahoo

buffet breakfast prepared by executive sous

Seafood have paid off. After seven years of dishing out the best takeaway including

chef Scott Freund and his talented team.

crumbed calamari and fish cakes, Nicole and John Siljuk have expanded and added

Adding to the bevy of choices and much to

a sixty-seater restaurant and bar which is open for lunch and dinner every day plus

the delight of weekend guests was celebrity

breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. An 80 year-old Pandanus tree graces the alfresco

chef and Jamie Oliver’s best mate Ben

dining area.

O’Donoghue. He cooked dishes from his

Three chefs ensure everyone from gluten intolerant and vegetarian to non

new book Outdoor: Grill Your Way “Round

seafood eaters are catered for; daily specials take advantage of picked or caught-

The World and showed that summer is

today produce, and at lunchtime expect light options such as steamed mussels, and

the perfect time to fire up the grill even

wraps with smoked salmon or lamb fillet, in addition to more hearty dishes.

at breakfast. He says: “Barbecues not only

Scallop, prawn and barramundi skewers; lemon peppered squid; marinated lamb

cross social and economic barriers, they also

fillet on a Greek salad with tzatziki and balsamic glaze; and of course local fish and

break down geographical and cultural

chips, head the popularity stakes. Desserts such as tiramisu, orange and almond cake,

boundaries. Every nation around the world

baked banana cheesecake and carrot cake are made in-house; coffee is Lattetude;

has a form of barbecue, or certain types of

and the small, well selected wine list includes some Queensland varieties.

food that are specifically cooked on one.”

Hot spots New South Wales may have swept the Ben O’Donoghue and Scott Freund

Stakes are high Taste buds are in high alert at Treefellers since some of the region’s top culinary and hospitality whizzes have come together with a mission to impress.

board at the 2008 Savour National

John Guy, who was persuaded to take over the Eumundi business by regular

Restaurant and Catering Awards for

customers at his nearby popular Berkelouw Café, is the culinary master behind it all.

Excellence with 17 of the 34 awards

He has appointed the talented Benny Molloy ex Fratellini’s in Sunshine Beach to run

however Queensland state finalists

the kitchen and Phil Scott ex Pilu Ristorante e Bar to add Euro credo to Benny’s

managed to collect honours for four.

cuisine. Elise Haighton, who worked with John during his eight year tenure at The

Brisbane’s e’cco Bistro, where

Spirit House will manage front of house, and assisting will be Sally Schmidt also ex

owner/chef is Philip Johnson, was

Spirit House as well as the multi-talented Mark Nubauer ex Buderim Deli.

named Australia’s best contemporary

The menu features Thai and Italian fare which is not surprising given the kitchen

restaurant; Coomera’s Riviera Marine

brigade’s background, while the wine list is of mostly Australian extraction peppered

was given the accolade of best

with a selection of French and New Zealand specialities.

industrial caterer; Helen and Peter

Watch the restaurant carve out a niche with dishes at dinner such as old style

Brierty’s Spirit House at Yandina won

Basque mussels with thyme and French baguette; ginger soy braised beef cheeks ,

best themed restaurant; and Danielle

radish and cucumber salad; rose petal glazed duck with grilled peach, wilted

Gjestland’s wondrous Wasabi from

spinach and Israeli cous cous; and local seafood poached in an aromatic Asian style

Sunshine Beach collected best Asian.

broth with udon noodles and candied lime. Breakfast and brunch dishes are equally

Notable southern winners who

tantalizing.

Wasabi’s Shin Maeda, Danielle Gjestland,

spend time behind stoves in Queensland were

The Memorial Drive restaurant is open on Wednesday and Saturday for breakfast

Shoko Maeda and Ikko Tanaka

Neil Perry’s Rockpool for best seafood;

from 6.30am; Wednesday to Sunday for lunch from 11.00 am; and dinner is from

Giovanni Pilu’s Pilu at Freshwater for best

Thursday to Saturday from 5.00pm.

Italian; and Martin Boetz’s Longrain for best Thai.

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In addition cooking classes from the masters begin in January, the Italian favourite of suckling pig will feature from February plus plans are in train for an art market.


on the menu at... Magical dining at Maddisons - Noosaville

Seafood sensations at Wahoo Seafood - Peregian Beach

right: New sensational summer menu at Coconut Grove Sunshine Beach

Dish delish... The new chef/owner of Dish Delish, Ruth Walters is creating a new dining destination for Noosaville. After purchasing the popular Dish on Thomas recently, Ruth is determined to showcase her own style on the local dining scene, with her total concept dining theme. The idea is to create a restaurant where all the elements combine to create a perfect dining experience. Expert culinary flair in the kitchen, staff who offer service that excels all expectations, and nightly entertainment to complement the whole experience. With award-winning barista, Allen Claridge on hand to create the perfect coffee using fresh, local coffee from Pioneer in Yandina, nothing has

See Anne Calvet from French Sin at the Noosa Markets

been left to chance. The new look Dish Delish has evolved to offer diners a total dining that will have them coming back time and time again.

Incredible India Hastings Street

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Dining out in Potpourri of flavours THE NOOSA RIVER EXTENDS FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN TO THE TRANQUIL WATERS OF THE NOOSA EVERGLADES AND HAS FORESHORES DOTTED WITH INTERNATIONALSTYLE DINING AND WATERSIDE FAMILY FUN.

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he system of waterways from Noosa, which include clear lakes, dark tannin waters and sand dunes form the gateway to the world’s largest sand island, and heritage-listed Fraser Island. Noosaville was a sleepy hollow in the 1920s except for the first café in the area, called The Favourite, which was owned by the Massouds. It became a magnet for troops during World War 11 when troops drove their amphibious army ducks out of the river to collect their fresh fish and chips, cooked on a tiny wooden stove. The late Maisie Massoud said that even during war rationing the family got by somehow. If people had money they paid for their food, otherwise it was free. Today Maisie’s is on the site of The Favourite on Gympie Terrace. The Noosaville precinct, surrounded by Gibson Road, Thomas Street and

all along Gympie Terrace, William Street and Mary Street, has become a smorgasbord of restaurants, cafes and take-outs, sassy boutiques and galleries, five-star resorts or comfortable backpackers plus a few remaining original workman’s cottages which are much sought-after for razing in favour of multi million dollar homes and apartments. The Noosa River is home to the Riverlight Ferry which wends it way to and from Tewantin and Hastings Street. The riverside park has been charmingly landscaped with barbecue facilities, meandering walks and even exercise equipment. Offerings include water sports, boat and jetski hire, cruises, sailing, tennis and swimming. Cycling is made easy along the dedicated bikeways including the Waters Bikeway looping from the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club around Noosa Waters, or the Mangroves and Creeks Bicycle Ride from Gympie Terrace to Noosa Junction. You can watch the action of the river from the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club where cool drinks, music and sailing going hand-in-hand. Discover the magic of Madissons Bar & Restaurant where everything including sunsets are second to none. Sip, sup and soak up the warm winter rays whilst enjoying modern Mediterranean food by the waterside at the Waterfront. The Blue Angel’s Daniel Mosedale knows implicitly how to impress diners; Pilu’s northern Italiano fare is bellissimo; at Red on Thomas the focus in

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TOTAL CONCEPT DINING

new chef owner ruth walters welcomes you to a new dining experience...

seafood & steak riverside noosaville... the perfect place for breakfast, lunch & dinner. relaxed modern decor...

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Noosaville... what’s in season…oh and the pizzas are tops; and Grenny’s specialises in caught-today seafood. Dish on Thomas Street is absolutely delish; the Villa Noosa has something for everyone including great pub grub; gluten-free options are on the menu at Benucci which is inside the Plant Plus Nursery; Noosa’s Organika has fine food and great espresso plus a large range of certified organic producers; at Legends Bar & Grill the emphasis is on relaxation and affordability; at Essential Grain Bakery the breakfasts are brilliant as are lunches and desserts; at River House David Rayner designs a daily creative menu with standout flavours; and not far away, the Farmers Market is held every Sunday morning at the Australian Rules Football Ground.

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A very Barossa Christmas – at your place...

Saskia Beer

Saskia Beer is bringing the best of Barossa Valley produce to the Christmas table with her famous free range turkeys, hand-rolled chicken ballotines, and for the first time this year, Black Berkshire hams. Beer’s Barossa Farm Produce hams are part of the Black Pig range of Berkshire artisan smallgoods launched earlier this year. Each ham is hand made, sugar cured and smoked in a traditional smoke house in the Barossa Valley. The hams embody the unique attributes of the Berkshire breed – flavour and texture. Black Berkshire is considered the finest pork in the world; a favourite of the British royal family for more than 300 years, and prized in Japan (where it is known as Kurobata.) Like its bovine equivalent Wagyu beef, the secret of Berkshire pork’s taste lies in the fine intramuscular marbling of the meat. “We are focusing on suckling hams which offer the most concentrated flavour,” Beer says.

In terms of preparation of the ham, her advice is to keep it simple. “I always keep glazing easy to let the meat speak for itself. Either buy a jar of Maggie Beer quince glaze, or mix two tablespoons of dark brown sugar and two tablespoons of grainy mustard.” It has also been a very busy year for Barossa Farm Produce’s poultry operations. “The turkeys this year are beautiful big birds which we think are the best we have ever produced.” The Barossa Farm Produce Christmas turkeys have been on the wish-list of chefs across Australia since the first batch six years ago. Due to free-range farming on a diet of corn and foraging, the meat is tender and golden in colour. This year, Beer has chosen a stuffing of red currant, lemon, rosemary and sage for the turkeys. Adding an extra dimension to her famous Barossa Chickens for Christmas, Beer has created a selection of Chicken ballotines with two different kinds of stuffing – mushroom and porcini, and spinach and lemon. All bones are removed, making carving at the table easy. The Barossa Farm Produce Christmas range is available from David Jones and select retailers across the country, including Jones the Grocer at Noosa Civic Centre.

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Pure & simple luxury.. Belong There’s more to Hastings Street than a great beach… Here’s your ‘must-do’ list for summer.

The five stars of the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa have been given added sparkle.

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rriving guests of the hotel are in for a big surprise. The new look lobby, Link@Sheraton and the River Lounge have been designed by Cate Young, design director of CYD. “The desired aesthetic is to blend nature with understated elegance and a fresh, a modern twist befitting a luxury beachside resort,” says Cate, who is based in Sydney but having spent holidays in Noosa since she was 12, calls it her second home. "CYD approached the design to the Sheraton as an interactive installation. The interaction is between spatial zones, light, colour and the elements. The hotel is blessed with one of the most enviable locations on the planet, surrounded by nature, including the Noosa River, Noosa Beach, and the Noosa National Park. I wanted the space to reflect this. “The River Lounge design mirrors the spill of natural light throughout the space, using neutral colours, warm timbers and modern furniture. The aesthetic key to unlocking the design is the element of ‘nature’ and all the sensations that it

evokes. This is reflected in the use of natural finishes, pure and simple textures and shapes, and the use of landscaping throughout the space, creating a tranquil inviting forum in which hotel guests can interact. “Elegance has been injected in the form of glamorous feature lighting, decorative perforated metal screens and a hint of metallic finishes to create a sense of soft drama.” The River Lounge offers contemporary menu items designed by executive sous chef, Scott Freund including light snacks throughout the day, high tea and more substantial dishes in the evening. The Link@Sheraton is a warm and comforting place off the lobby, for re-connecting with business or home in a specially designed communal lounge area. It features three sleek lifestyle computers where guests can surf the internet, email loved ones, review local attractions and print up boarding passes plus catch up on domestic and international news with a diverse selection of reading material. “The Link is an exciting development for our guests and it has created the perfect environment for our guests to connect with home or business,” says Stephen Ferrigno, general manager of Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa.

AQUA Day Spa

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Nurture yourself at this world class haven of health & relaxation. Spend an hour or stay a day with beauty, body and massage treatments and unique Roman style baths. Open 7 days from 10am.

Cato’s Named after environmentalist and Author, Nancy Cato, this is where locals and visitors come together for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Renowned for the Sheraton Buffet and people watching in the lively bar. Open 7 days & nights

River Lounge Mix and mingle with your favourite drink at sunset or party late with live music from 9pm Friday & Saturday. Open from 10am until late 7 nights

Noosa Wine Cellar Find the best drop to complement any meal. It’s got the lot! Located on the terrace next to Cato’s. Open 7 days from 10am.

14 - 16 Hastings Street Noosa Heads Phone 07 5449 4888 www.sheraton.com/noosa


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Discover a theme... events that give life to dreams... Have you ever wanted to hold an exquisite event but been deterred by the logistics of bringing all the elements together? Have you ever dreamed about having your wedding day in a French villa or a Tuscan county home? Perhaps you've dreamed of your birthday wishes being shared with friends and loved ones under the enchanting lighting of a chandelier suspended high in the canopy of a white pavilion, or a christening surrounded by 'mother nature' in a beautiful park or by the pristine shoreline of your favourite beach. We have found the perfect people to bring all these dreams to reality. The team at Discovery in Noosa are there to take the hassle out of creating the perfect themed setting, and sourcing the perfect accoutrements to add all the special elements. Through the personal attention of creative stylist, Carolyn Dunn and the creative Discovery team, you will be able to hire the perfect setting for your next function or event, and have it located at any venue you choose. They have access to a multitude of inventive items, including huge stone Tuscan urns, topiary, exotic blooms or native plants; dazzling

Now delivering from Peregian to Tewantin Takeaway & Deliveries 7 days from 4pm www.zacharys.com.au

5473 0011

Noosa Heads 30 Hastings Street Noosaville Islander Resort Thomas Street Peregian Beach Cnr Heron St & Kingfisher Drive

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The Penquin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009

crystal chandeliers; velvet seats, French farmhouse chairs, lavish flatware and designer glasses, silverware and huge ornate punchbowls; candelabra; tables of all proportions. You can also hold your private function at their authentic Italian restaurant, Lucca's, or in the themed showroom surrounded by antiques and objet d'art. Discovery have put in place all the elements to create the perfect themed setting for your very special, personal requirements. Discovery for hire - brings concept to reality. For more information phone 5474 5222 or call into Discovery at their new showroom Noosa Eumundi Road Noosaville (next to Snooze)

Nick Scott rrp $32.95 It's back! With a new editor, new style and lots of new features. Since its first edition in 1991, this guide has sold over 400,00 copies and become the ultimate guide for wine drinkers wanting to navigate the huge range and varieties of wines now available in Australia. The 2009 edition reveals the winners of the 2009 Penguin Wine Awards and continues the tradition of providing solid reliable advice. Award-winning wine writer and judge, Nick Stock has tasted over 5,000 wines to select the best 1200 new release wines, top value wines under $25, NZ and other imported wines, and of course, bubbles. Nick dedicates a whole chapter to champagne, which is very important as Australia has become one of the world's top ten markets. There are two chapters devoted to imported wines, a reflection of our recent maturing as a wine drinking nation, and our search for quality and interesting wines that lie beyond our excellent home-grown choices.

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A noble Italian dish in its genuine form -

Foodie bits

International Italian Cuisines Day 2009 In the name of Risotto alla Milanese

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long with pizza and spaghetti, risotto is by far the most popular Italian dish around the world. However, its fame is relatively recent; it is commonly believed that it became famous at the end of the ‘80s of the last century in Italian restaurants of the U.S. East Coast from where it eventually spread to the rest of the world. For this reason, risotto is the symbol of modern Italian cuisine abroad; it represents the point of passing the basic Italian (Neapolitan) cooking, based on pasta, tomato sauce, and Parmigiano, that travelled with the immigrants. U.S. food critics have associated risotto with Northern Italian cuisine, which became a fashionable restaurant category during the last two decades of the 21st century. The father of all risotto was the “alla milanese”, with its unmistakable orange-yellow colour. The success of risotto has been and still is such that it has by now become a kind of “technique” used extremely liberally in all kinds of cooking. Precisely due to this popularity, risotto is now among the most counterfeited Italian dishes in the world. It has, therefore, been chosen to be the dish to celebrate the itchefs-GVCI International Day of Italian Cuisines. As in 2008, on 17th January 2009, chefs in hundreds of restaurants

Authentic Indian & Tandoori Cuisine dine in or takeaway Lunch and dinner

Experience the true flavours and tastes of genuine Indian cooking using traditional Tandoori ovens - situated right on hastings Street - enjoy the experience

FINE INDIAN FOOD 2/50 Hastings Street (opp Surf Club) Noosa Heads Phone 5474 9369 - LICENSED

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Risotto alla milanese! all around the world will cook an authentic risotto alla milanese, to say “NO!” to the worldwide proliferation of bogus Italian Cuisine. “NO!” to the forgery of Italian ingredients. “NO!” to the counterfeiting of Italian lifestyle. THE APPEAL Italian culinary professionals and the lovers of Italian food, be at whatever latitude you may, join us on 17th January 2009 in the celebration of authentic and quality Italian cuisine. On that day,relish a genuine risotto alla milanese made according to the itchefs-GVCI original recipe A noble Italian dish in its genuine form - risotto alla milanese! Chef@palatogelato.com.au info@coconutgrovebistro.com.au www.itchefs-gvci.com

2nd International Italian Cuisines Day Noosa, Australia

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fter the huge success of the inaugural celebration of International Italian cuisines Day 2008 here in Noosa we are preparing to celebrate the second IICD 2009, bigger and better as the family of authentic Italian Cuisine lovers grow. January 2009, founding Itchefs member, Gianmaria Morelli of Plato Gelato, will team up with renowned executive chefs, Matt Golinski of The Rolling Dolmade, Tony Holland-Bennett of Coconut Grove and Francesco Morelli, brother and fellow executive chef flying in direct from Bergamo Italy to celebrate the day. Together they will create a full authentic lunch menu, showcasing Risotto alla Milanese and other authentic dishes….as the Italians intend and many try to imitate. As passionate authentic food lovers Leonie “Fairy-Godmother of food in Noosa” and Stef will host the family at Coconut Grove, where the chefs will join us at the table to chat and share some Italian cooking tips.

Along with the original members and some new friends a limited number of tickets will be made available to those who would like to join in on the celebration and share a long lazy Italian lunch together. For more information & to book 5449 2333 info@coconutgrovebistro.com

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Cooking the books... Wannabe cooks

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Tastes of Venice Venice is Italy’s kingdom of salt and pearls, prosecco and mermaids, bigola and polenta and in Venezia: Food & Dreams (Murdoch Books RRP $59.95)


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and professional chefs have a plethora of titles to choose from... Palette to palate Sarah Rhodes and Alice McCormick sent out a letter inviting artists to be involved in The Artist’s Lunch (Murdoch Books RRP $59.95), and had an overwhelming response. The only criterion was that the artists had to be food lovers and each was asked to contribute a recipe. They then asked the artists to have a lunch party and invited ourselves. The result was 18 artists, from Australia’s National Treasure Margaret Olley, Mirka Mora, Philip Wolfhagen, Jeffrey Smart and John Olsen to Dorothy Napangardi, Tim Maguire and Tim Storrier, chatting about how food influences their work. They reveal their unique personalities, beliefs, histories and habitats, as well as the processes and philosophies behind their art-making. The result is a sensory feast.

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Brown Brothers Cienna

Lemon Z A pure New Zealand spirit with a twist... The purity of sweet lemons inspired by the traditions of Italy and enhanced by the goodness of Waikimihia Spring, makes for an undeniably divine experience. With its citrus nose offering tantalising images of luscious lemons, and a palate bursting with fresh lemon flavours and zestiness, it is perfect served over ice as an aperitif or as a base for bright summer cocktails. Judged the best Limoncello at London's International Wine & Spirit competition. New Zealand Iced Tea Add Lemon Z to a strong iced tea with slices of citrus fruits and sprigs of fresh mint. Lemon Z, lime and bitters Mix Lemon Z, gin, soda water, fresh lime and a dash of Angostura bitters. Late Night Lemon Make a hot toddy with Lemon Z, fresh lemon juice, hot water and a cinnamon stick.

2008 Logan Sauvignon Blanc from Orange, New South Wales... NAMED THE 2008 WINESTATE MAGAZINE SAUVIGNON BLANC OF THE YEAR. It’s been a phenomenal year for the 2008 Logan Sauvignon Blanc which also claimed trophies at the 2008 Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show and 2008 Orange Wine Show. The wine took out the Winestate Award for Sauvignon Blanc of the Year from a pool of 46 finalists (comprised of wines rated four and a half or five stars by the Winestate judging panel) from both Australian and New Zealand producers. Ecstatic Winemaker Peter Logan said: “This is a huge honour – beating the All Blacks has nothing on beating the Kiwis at Sauvignon Blanc,” “I’m really proud of this wine – it has loads of varietal aroma and flavour but still remains smoothly drinkable, which is not always the case with sauvignon blanc. I believe this style of sauvignon blanc is the way forward for this varietal – half way between the strong, pungent and incredibly popular Kiwi style and the more refined, subtle, minerally and beautifully balanced Sancerre style.” The Logan 2008 Sauvignon Blanc retails for $22.00.

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Offering an intense mouth-filling experience enhanced by a light frizzante, Cienna will remind you of fresh, ripe cherries and juicy berries, while providing a gently sparkling, smooth and soft refreshing finish. A wine full of lively summer berry characters that will add an element of surprise to your dessert table. Pairs beautifully with chocolate, cherries and berries - perfect for Christmas desserts, but works equally as well with antipasto platters or hot, spicy Spanish dishes. Chill and enjoy with or without food.

Wild Oats In the world of Australian wine sales, three styles in particular stand out as the hippest wines that will be enjoyed this summer. Sales of Aussie sauvignon blanc blends, pinot grigio and rose continue to out-perform the dominant varietals - chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet. Wild Oats have just released the first of their hip and happening 2008 vintage wines - all three light, bright and set to tantalise your tastebuds. Wild Oats Sauvlgnon Blanc Semlllon 2008: hailing from Westem Australia, is a 'classic' unwooded blend of 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon. Wild Oats Pinot Grigio 2008: exhibits bright, crisp flavours of apple and pear in a fresh unwooded style that should be enjoyed in its youth. Wild Oats Rose 2008: produced from a melange of red grape varietals all of which are sourced from the family's own vineyards in Mudgee. Perfect for lovers enjoying its generous fruitiness balanced by a crisp dry finish.


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wine Sam Miranda’s Symphonia Tempranillo Rosata 2008 judged excellent food wine... Sam Miranda of the King Valley, has had his Symphonia Tempranillo Rosata 2008 awarded a Blue Gold award at the Sydney International Wine Competition. The Rosata won amongst stiff competition. The SIWC received a record number of entries making this year’s judging decisions the toughest to date. Food can change the experience of a wine, and wine is more often consumed with food than not. Sadly, however, wine shows and competitions rarely judge wine for its compatibility with food. The SIWC is the only competition in Australia which judges wine by its affinity with food. The Symphonia Tempranillo Rosata was judged alongside over 2100 entries, by an international panel of fourteen judges from seven countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and the USA and chaired by Kym Milne MW. It was rated in the

top ten per cent of all entries judged alongside appropriate food. The Symphonia vineyard has been trialling Tempranillo for ten years, pioneering the Spanish variety in Australia. Tempranillo, with its balanced characters of fruit and savoury notes, makes for an excellent Rosé variety. The Symphonia Tempranillo Rosata 2008 is made in a dry, savoury, European style, boasting a vibrant crimson colour and exhibiting aromas of fresh strawberries and spice. The palate displays flavours of ripe berries, whilst the finish is crisp and refreshing. Symphonia’s Rosata makes a fine accompaniment to Asian food, or light Mediterranean dishes such as Spanish tapas. Rosé is a growing wine style as more Australians become aware of its full bodied, chilled benefits. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Rosé. Available in selected retailers, at Cellar Door and online at www.sammiranda.com.au It retails for RRP $20 per bottle.

Shake it up baby now Hard-sipping rock journalist Jane Rocca believes that drinks are not just drinks and tunes are not just tunes – both the music you listen to and the cocktails you indulge in are statements of intent. What you think determines what you drink. So, after hunting down original recipes from bartenders at leading Australian and New York bars, Jane has perfected the electrifying combination of Cocktails & Rock Tales, (Hardie Grant RRP $29.95), the ultimate guide to finding the spirit for every sound track. Pop goddess? Then sip on a Material Girl. rockability kid? You’ll need a Cheesecake Rodriguez in between dances. Punk? A Zombie Ghost Train before the rebellion. With easy-to-follow recipes and fantastic music-inspired collages, Cocktails & Rock Tales tempts the thirsty with a huge range of wonderful concoctions, such as the Little Red Rooster, the Purple Haze, the Beasts of Bourbon and the 80s inspired Pretty In Pink, to name but a few. From Indie to Rock and Noir to Soul, Country and even the cheesy strains of Karaoke, it distils the personality of each music genre into the perfect accompanying cocktail.

Return of the Ark A treasure worth more than $20 million was buried in a vast underground cellar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, when Australia’s largest wine storage business, Wine Ark, opened its sixth facility. Dean Taylor started the business in 1999 and today, the Sydney cellar alone houses more than two million bottles. Wine Ark Brisbane has the capacity to house more than 350,000 bottles and Taylor expects to exceed that within 18 months based on the initial response from the local market and the sustained national growth of the business. The expansion into the Queensland market was an obvious step for the business based on the heat extremities of the Queensland climate, and the growing market for collectable wine. There are already two Wine Ark sites on the Sunshine Coast at Coolum and Kawana and the opening of the Brisbane site is a “coming home” of sorts for former Brisbane-ite Taylor. “The Queensland wine market has been booming over the past 10 years and is now one of the most sophisticated in Australia,” Taylor says. “We’ve already got plans on the drawing board for another site with more space.” Proving his point, the first bottle of wine placed into the managed cellar was a bottle of Grand Cru Romanee-Conti from the legendary producer Domaine de la Romanee Conti. It is valued at more than $5000. The company offers a range of options for storing and managing wine, clients have access to their wine every day of the year plus attend regular tastings and sales of rare and collectible wines.

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You’ve asked for it. Noosa’s leading chefs answer requests for recipes and give away secrets and hot tips.

RELISH - NOOSA SPRINGS After enjoying a round of golf at Noosa Springs, the Sicilian-style squid with capers, preserved lemon, wild rocket and char grilled ciabatta was the perfect finale to a hot day. Please ask head chef David Page to part with his secret.

lemon juice salt and pepper and remove from heat. Serve on top of rocket leaves a slice of lemon. Use bread to mop up the juices.

Tips: Try to buy fresh baby squid or use baby

Ingredients:

octopus. The key to cooking squid is speed. The

Duck confit:

pan must be smoking and the cooking time is

4 duck legs

instant i.e. as soon as it hits the pan. Overcooking

1 litre duck fat

turns it into rubber bands. If you have large squid

8 star anise

tubes place them in a bowl with a kiwi fruit cut in

Salad:

150gm fresh baby squid

to quarters and leave overnight. The acidity helps

1 punnet grape tomatoes

¼ preserved lemon finely sliced

to tenderise and the result will speak for itself.

6 baby capsicums

Sue Waight, Connell’s Point, NSW.

Sicilian-style squid Ingredients:

1 long red chilli finely sliced

Rub ciabatta with clove of garlic and a little oil

2 heads fresh witlof

1 tbs baby capers

and char grill on barbecue or grill pan for a much

1 bunch seedless grapes

½ tbs finely diced Spanish onion

better result. Season using good sea salt. Serves 4.

100ml verjuice

2 tbs lemon juice 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil handful rocket leaves

200ml extra virgin olive oil

TRIO’S ON THE RIVER After arriving by ferry we hoed into good

2 slices grilled ciabatta

seafood but it was the warm confit of duck with a

salt and pepper

salad of roasted grape tomatoes, baby peppers,

Method: Place all ingredients into bowl except lemon

witlof, grapes verjuice, extra virgin olive oil, fresh

½ bunch fresh chervil 6 - 8 crispbread biscuits or cheese crackers freshly ground pepper sea salt

Method: Confit: Cover the duck, anise and duck fat with

chervil and crispbread shards, that I’d like to

foil; cook slowly in the oven for 2 hours at 180 –

juice, rocket and bread. Heat frying pan with a

replicate at home. Will chef Jason Hausler please

200 degrees or until the duck is so soft that it

little oil until it starts to smoke. Add squid mixture

let me have the recipe.

makes your mouth water.

to pan, toss very quickly for about 20 seconds, add

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Warm confit of duck with a salad of roasted grape tomatoes, baby peppers, witlof and grapes.

Marguarite Parkinson, Willoughby, NSW.

Dressing: Whisk the verjuice and virgin oil


Riordan’s at Kabi is a great place to relax & unwind after a challenging game of golf.

together with enough freshly ground pepper and sea salt to season. The build: Combine tomatoes

THE BOATHOUSE It was lovely to have the

1 kg Fresh tomatoes 2 tbs tomato paste

resplendent views from the

¼ bunch fresh oregano

floating Boathouse complemented

¼ bunch fresh basil

Method:

(quickly sautéed with virgin oil and

by Andrew Gulliford’s fare,

salt), quartered capsicums, witlof

particularly the garlic prawns with

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

leaves and grapes in a bowl. Toss

chorizo in a Napoli sauce. I’d love

Heat olive oil in pan, add crushed

with just enough dressing to coat

the recipe please.

garlic and green prawns. Turn then

the ingredients.

Lynne Baker, Mosman, NSW.

Arrange on four plates while duck is still warm. Sprinkle broken chervil leaves and crispbread shards.

Serves 4. Tips: The beauty of this dish is its simplicity and using good quality, fresh and colourful ingredients.

Garlic prawns with chorizo Ingredients:

white wine and reduce over heat. Add 4 ladles of Napoli sauce with cherry tomatoes, sliced chorizo, flat leaf parsley, chopped roasted red capsicum, season to taste and

2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

return to oven for 15 minutes.

20 whole fresh green prawns -

Remove and serve with freshly

peeled leaving head and tail

be no bigger than a man’s thumb.

1 punnet cherry tomatoes

Use a mixture of red, orange and

2 roasted red capsicums or

Use first press extra virgin olive oil

cook in oven until sealed and

250ml white wine

4 cloves garlic

deseed for a good juicy crunch.

Lunch: 7 days from 11am - 3:30pm Dinner: Fri & Sat from 5pm Breakfast: Sundays from 8am

coloured. Remove from oven, add

Ideally the baby capsicums should

yellow, simply cut in halves and

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250gms 200gm chorizo sausage sliced 1cm

roasted ciabatta bread. NAPOLI SAUCE: Heat olive oil, sauté onion until soft, add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add red wine, reduce by half, add coarsely chopped tomatoes and cook for half an hour

and good quality verjuice such as

½ bunch of flat leaf parsley

stirring occasionally. Add fresh

Maggie Beer’s. The confit and

4 ladles Napoli sauce

oregano, basil, salt, pepper and

dressing are made from only a few

ciabatta bread to serve

tomato paste. Cook for 15 minutes.

ingredients so the flavours don’t

Napoli sauce:

Makes 1 litre.

blur and get confused. For a

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

fantastic addition sprinkle reduced

1 white onion chopped

balsamic vinegar onto the plate

2 cloves finely chopped garlic

before the build.

250ml red wine

Serves 4

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Elusive white truffle hunt Photos Shaun Morris

AMONGST THE INTERNATIONAL CHEFS ATTENDING ITALY’S BI-ANNUAL SALONE DEL GUSTO WERE THREE FROM NOOSA, INCLUDING BLUE ANGEL’S DANIEL MOSEDALE, WHO SHARES HIS EXPERIENCES.

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hanks to an invitation from the organizers of the slow food salone del gusto and terra madre, I traveled to Turin joining berardo’s restaurant’s Shaun Morris and Ma Mensa’s Belinda Tuckwell. On day three when the alarm went off at 6am on Saturday morning it took us about 20 minutes to workout why the hell it had been set anyway. There was still plenty of time left to eat as many different things made from a pig as possible, wash them down with the most amazing wines from the Piedmont region and recall that only nine hours before Shaun and I had been privy to an unbelievable tasting of 96 Barolo wines. That’s the year not the quantity. Then it hit us. Today we were off to Alba and its truffle market. Not just any old truffle market, this is the big daddy of the truffle world. The white truffle runs for a very short season, starting in November for only six to eight weeks. The rarity and mystique of the tartuffi bianchi commands prices way out of the reach of the mere mortal. Only two days before in a swanky truffle and foie gras seller in Paris, we had seen some of the first white truffles of the season on sale for the mind-numbing price of 10,000 euros a kilo. That’s just insane. So there we were on the train from Turin to Alba dressed in a very unNoosa get-up of hats, scarves and woolly jumpers and as excited as two 11 year old boys heading off to see their first footy game. Back in Noosa I’d told everyone about my idea of buying some truffles and as the scent of the truffles is on par with the scent of 10 day old socks I’d hide them to fool the customs dogs and inspectors, then have a slap up dinner of home made egg pasta with shaved truffle and of course Barolo. Arriving in Alba we expected to be hit with the smell of truffles and to see very dodgy looking blokes wearing long coats standing on the street corners, a bit like drug dealers, beckoning us over to see their wares. We didn’t expect to have to ask four people where all the truffles were, then be directed to a hall with the very official banner proclaiming to be the international white truffle fair, and a queue of people waiting to pay three euros just to go in. I concluded that the white truffle market was such big business that the government wanted to get their hands on some of the cash so outlawed the sale of them anywhere that they couldn’t keep records of their sales.

In a room the size of a football field the lucky few (about 12) who had actually managed to find the elusive fungi had set up little glass cabinets showing off their find. The going rate on the day was between 4,500 and 5,000 euros per kilo and varying sizes from tiny little pieces to the biggest weighing about 300g way out of my price range, especially seeing as I really didn’t hold high hopes of fooling the sniffer dogs. After lots of touching, squeezing, sniffing and mumbling made-up Italian words, I went in for the kill. I had spotted one good looking truffle weighing a whopping 19g and a price tag of 85 euros. With absolutely no way of negotiating a better price, I shoved the money into the hand of the old geezer selling it and tried to explain in Italian/French/English that I had better get a tax invoice or my wife would kill me. I just couldn’t manage to get the message across so gave up. By now I was really getting caught up in the whole scene and decided more truffles would be bought and feasted upon, back in Noosa. Next stop was a stall with a pretty young thing, unlike the others who for the most part were old boys who had probably spent their lives looking for and selling these funny looking things. Off I went with intention of flirting and sweet talking this obviously inexperienced girl into giving me a truffle cheap. No such luck. I handed over 50 euros for a small rubble of a thing and went on my merry way. I spent about 400 euros on truffles, three euros on a kilo of polenta and two euros on a jam jar, in which to hide the truffles with the polenta. Whew, what a morning. Walking around the town of Alba all I could smell was these damned truffles seeping through my back pack. Pungent. They are like nothing on earth and there is nothing to compare them to. The black French truffle is tame by comparison, summer truffles don’t bare any resemblance and truffle oil…don’t get me started. This was a once in a life time experience to go to Alba in truffle season, buy them at the market, feast on them in a restaurant where we went to for a great lunch plus bring some home. Can’t wait for next time.

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Salmon with orange marinade Ingredients: 4 x 100 g pieces salmon fillet, skin removed 1 tbs olive oil Marinade: juice of 2 Valencia oranges juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tbs tomato paste (no added salt) 1 tsp madras curry powder 1 tsp ginger, finely grated ½ tsp brown sugar Cucumber relish: 2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled, halved and seeded 2 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded juice of 1 Valencia orange juice of ½ lemon 1-2 tbs chopped fresh mint leaves 2 green onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp sugar Method: To make the marinade, stir together juices, tomato paste, spices and sugar. Place fish in baking dish and pour half of marinade over fillets. Cover and marinade in fridge for 15 minutes. Set aside remaining marinade and make the sauce later. To make the relish cut cucumbers and tomatoes into small cubes. Add juices, mint, onion and season with salt and sugar. Cool and cover. Preheat oven to 100°C. Heat a non stick frying pan or barbecue until hot. Brush with oil. Remove fish from marinade (discard left over marinade) and put it in pan, presentation side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes (depending upon thickness of the fish), turn and cook for a further minute (flesh flakes when tested). Rest in a warm oven for about 1 minute. Add remaining marinade to the hot pan, simmer and reduce slightly. Place a piece of fish on each plate and top with the sauce and relish. Serve with steamed brown or wild rice or a wholegrain baguette. Hint: White fish alternative use snapper, ling or barramundi fillets. Serves: 4

Orange detox-booster Ingredients freshly squeezed juice of 4 Valencia oranges 1 banana, sliced 300 ml unsweetened pineapple juice or 200 g

Your daily squeeze ORANGES ARE THE BEST KNOWN CITRUS CROP IN THE WORLD AND THE GREEN-TINGED VALENCIA VARIETY IS AT ITS OPTIMUM FROM SPRING TO MARCH

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hether Navel, Seville, Blood or Valencia, look out for Australian oranges that are firm and fragrant. Small blemishes do not affect the quality or taste however Valencias have a natural greening on the skin. This is a sign of nature’s sunscreen, ensuring the Valencia is ripe, fresh and bright orange inside. Skin colour does not necessarily determine freshness, although bruised or shrivelled skin should be avoided. For a greater amount of juice choose fruit that are heavy for their size and have a thin skin. Keep oranges at room temperature, in a cool dark place, removed from plastic bags. Oranges will last for approximately one week. To prolong life, oranges can be stored in the crisper compartment of the fridge. Freshly squeezed juice and grated peel or zest can be refrigerated or frozen. Whole oranges should not be frozen, as juice expands and bursts inside cells, leaving the defrosted orange with a dry pulp and mushy peel. pineapple cored, trimmed and sliced 4-5 ice cubes 3-4 large basil leaves Method: Put juice of oranges, banana and pineapple

Renowned for Vitamin C content, one orange has almost twice the recommended daily Vitamin C intake. However, other great nutritional properties of oranges are often forgotten about. Generally, citrus fruits have the highest antioxidant activity of all fruits, helping to boost the immune system and protect against cancer and heart disease. Start the day with a refreshing juice. Squeeze fresh oranges and chill overnight. To retain vitamin C content and colour, cover tightly and refrigerate immediately. Add a few tablespoons of fresh juice to flavour fruit salads; for a fresh smoothie, combine the juice of oranges with other fruits and yoghurt; to create a simple dressing with 1 ½ cups of fresh juice, ¼ cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, and for a zesty marinade try 1/2 cup of juice, 1 crushed garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ¼ fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons rind and ½ teaspoon salt. juice or pineapple in blender and blend until smooth. Tear basil leaves, add to juice and blend until leaves are coarse. Serve immediately. Serves: 4 noosa 39 style


From traditional old French recipes handed down from the great great grand mothers for over centuries

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and more... NOOSA FARMERS MARKET At the Football Grounds Weyba Road Noosaville Every Sunday till 12 noon

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EUMUNDI CENTRAL MARKET Wednesday morning till 1.00pm Thursday Night Markets 5.00 to 9.00pm

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Plump fragrant mangoes are evocative of summer and have no bounds when it comes to versatility. Calypso mangoes are available from October until March which is the longest season of any Australian mango. This particular variety has a thinner, blush coloured skin, and a fibreless firm flesh which is juicy and flavoursome. It contains a super-small seed which means more succulent flesh to eat and therefore better value for money. Bursting with vitamin E, potassium, extra vitamin A, C, beta carotene and lots of fibre, serious aficionados say they are best devoured fresh after pulling the skin back, then slurp away letting the juices slide down your arms and drip from the elbow. An unripe mango should always be kept at room temperature and out of direct sunlight until it is fully ripe and stored in the fridge for 23 days. But why wait that long to savour the sweet juicy flavour when a smoothie, cocktail, salad, salsa or dessert beckons.

Mango Champagne Cocktail Ingredients: 1 large Calypso Mango, peeled 2 tbs Cognac chilled sparkling wine or Champagne fresh lime and mango slices for garnish Method:

Combine the mango pieces and Cognac together in a blender and puree until smooth. Take four chilled martini glasses and divide the mango puree evenly between them. Top up each glass with chilled sparkling wine or Champagne. Stir gently to blend and serve with sliced lime or mango as a garnish. Serves 4

Mango Trifle Ingredients: 6 jam mini rolls 600ml vanilla pouring custard 3 large ripe Calypso mangoes, cut into cubes 6 tbs double cream Cut one jam mini roll into 4-5 pieces and place into the bottom of a large drinking glass. Add a few cubes of fresh mango. Pour over 100ml of vanilla custard. Top custard with remainder of fresh mango cubes. Add a tbs of double cream to serve.

Christmas variation: Replace the vanilla custard with brandy custard and top the trifle with grated white chocolate. Serves 6


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summerfashioninst Sparkling summer jewels step back in time An exclusive range of stunning chandelier earrings and pendants inspired by the art deco and art nouveau designs of early last century. And priced from $95, it’s an item worth adding to any woman’s Christmas wish list. The collection can be viewed at SECRETS Shhh… inside Bay Village Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.

"White Tea " Collection, the White Tea Eau de Parfum with White Peony. RRP $ 69.00 for 100ml. White Tea is the noble component of this exquisite fragrance, an intense and yet delicate fragrance with notes of Bergamot, White Tea Leaves and Arabian Jasmine. Prices start from $15 Especially for you , from L'ERBOLARIO's Garden at "Via Delle Erbe", Evergreen Noosa.

India Hicks Island Living range of skin care products available exclusively from Fae Rentoul Summer House - Gibson Road Noosaville

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Design your own fashion with fabrics from Oh Sew Noosa - Noosa Junction

Right: Beautiful new selection of gifts, decor, jewellery and more!... at Sth Peregian Trading Co. - Peregian Beach

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tylesummerfashion French designer Arche Shoes & Bag from - Diana’s Shoes Bay Village Hastings Street

Timbuktu to Kathmandu Mary Street Noosaville

Bags and more from Noosa Classics - Noosaville

Shoes & bags for every style available from -Contigo Shoes - Hastings St Always something different to excite you from Noosa Classics - Noosaville

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Autumn Winter’09 collection is full of colour and optimism- the square, together with the use of black and white highlighted with acid and the shades of mustard, blackberry, lime, hot pink and curry. See the latest vibrant collection of Pianurastudio at Bellissima Boutique located in Netanya at the fashion end of Hastings Street Noosa Heads.


Winter ’09 collection available at Bellissima

Noosa Heads 75 Hastings St Noosa 4567 07 5447 3977 Brisbane CBD 101 Edward St Brisbane 4000 07 3229 5751

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Pure linen just the right look and feel for Noosa. Mens shirts also available at Okanui Hastings Street

We are delighted to invite you to Armano Jewellery as we celebrate the arrival of PANDORA jewellery into Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. This new boutique jewellery store is the perfect place to browse through PANDORA's fine jewellery lines, from classically elegant diamond pieces to more contemporary gold and silver designs. All PANDORA jewellery is beautifully handcrafted in solid sterling silver and 14

Shoes Upper level Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore. 5443 5669

Also at Park Road Shoes 36 Park Road Milton. 3367 0672

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Butter Amber with Silver. Anne Everingham Jewellery

carat gold, and decorated with the finest gemstones. There are great pieces for men too, from rings to oxidised bracelets and masculine beads. If you're not sure what to choose, their expert staff will take you through the PANDORA range, helping you create truly individual pieces that celebrate life's precious moments. Join their expert staff to experience PANDORA - a universe of fine jewellery.


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The Vilebrequin story; from St Tropez to Noosa!

Bvulgari sunglasses available from SHADES - Hastings Street

First created in the 70’s from a tablecloth at a cafe in the fabled port of St Tropez, the classic men’s swim short was immediately adopted by the glitterati of the day and soon became the attire of choice aboard mega-yachts and at exclusive beach resorts first in France and now around the world. Today celebrity magazines regularly feature candid beach photos of movie stars, financial moguls and royal princes relaxing and cavorting in Vilebrequin swimmers. Together with the practical aspects of comfort, quick drying and long lasting quality Vilebrequin inject a unique sense of fun and mischief into each new range of exclusive prints made only in very limited numbers and never repeated. Malibu Menswear in “The French Quarter”. Hastings St. has for many years been one of only a handful of independent stockists of Vilebrequin. A loyal group of customers awaits each new season’s range. This season’s wonderful and amazing prints include; “Scuba diving frogs”, “Fishing pelicans”“Swimming turtles” and “Blue pineapples”. Tre’s magnifique! and very Noosa.

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Meet IBUKI More than a balancing act... THE NOOSA SPA HAS A NEW AVEDA TREATMENT ON THEIR MENU, THE CHAKRA BALANCING MASSAGE, BASED IN AYURVEDA THE ANCIENT HEALING ART OF INDIA. Ayurveda is the science of healing based on time-tested principles of nature, that originated around 5,000 years ago. It is composed of two words – Ayur’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge. Aveda’s Chakra Balancing massage, aims to balance the mind and body, a beautiful sensory experience using Aveda’s unique aromas. 85% of people said they felt more balanced after receiving this treatment. A 60 minutes Chakra Balancing Massage costs just $90. Also available are Chakra spray mists at just $49.95. Call the Noosa Spa on 5447 1424

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ustralians love the life outdoors especially in summer and while sunshine can be beneficial, over-exposure is fraught with danger. Two out of every three people will develop at least one skin cancer during their life and each year more than 380,000 Australians receive treatment with about 9500 cases of melanoma and more than 1600 skincancer deaths. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the main cause for the high rate and Australia is the highest in the world. Exposure to the sun is also responsible for premature ageing and wrinkling of the skin. Sunscreens alone will not protect against skin cancers so avoid being out in the sun without protection especially between 10am and 3pm. That means covering up with protective clothing including sunglasses, a broad brimmed hat or legionnaire style cap, being under cover and of course using a sunscreen with the maximum sun protection factor or SPF. Sunscreens work by absorbing part or most of the UVR by providing a chemical barrier to the skin. The sunscreen may reflect or scatter part or all of the UVR away from your skin by forming a physical blocker. SPF relates to the amount of time it takes for your skin to burn. People have different skin types and therefore the length of protection given by sunscreens will differ. For example if unprotected skin takes 10 minutes to burn, a SPF 15+ sunscreen will mean it will take 15 times as long or 150 minutes to burn. The higher the SPF, the higher the protection it provides. Needless to say sunscreen should be applied correctly and always remember even an SPF30+ broad spectrum sunscreen filters only 96.7 per cent of radiation. The first application of sunscreen is the most important. Apply evenly and liberally to exposed areas of the skin 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. This allows time for the sunscreen to adhere well. Re-apply regularly, particularly after prolonged swimming or excessive perspiration. It is recommended that re-application to children is performed more frequently. Young children have particularly sensitive skin so sun exposure should be avoided. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, ensure they have sunscreen applied to any areas where any of the skin is not protected by shade or clothing. There have been reports in the US that says four out of five sunscreens offer inadequate protection or have ingredients such as a compound called oxybenzone that may be a health risk. In Australia all chemicals have been tested and approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, however contents can vary so read the label. Cancer Council formulations do not contain oxybenzone.


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BORN WITH SALT IN HER BLOOD, WIND IN HER SAILS AND A PASSION FOR FISHING, COOKING AND TRAVEL, SALLY JENYNS WAS FLATTERED WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO RETURN TO CHANNEL 7’S CREEK TO COAST. BUT JUGGLING LIFE WITH CHILDREN AND THEIR FATHER MARK, WHO’S A BUSY BUILDER, HOW DOES SHE SQUEEZE EVERYTHING IN?

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ith grandparents on both sides of the family, a brother and parents heavily into boats and fishing, effervescent Sally is used to being surrounded by males, however it was not until she had the two boys that she realised what noise machines they can be. “They are awesome and the frenetic activity and sound levels of little brothers is quite astounding,” says Sally referring to Matt who celebrates his sixth birthday in January and Timmy who turns four, also in January. “They love anything to do with the outdoors, ball sports, bike riding and the beach. Billy (Mark) has started teaching Matt to surf which is very cool and very cute. He is also about to finish his first year, (prep) at St. Andrews, and it has been incredible to see him transform from a kid, who just wanted to run and play into reading and writing - just beginners of course. It’s great they're so keen.”

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Sally Jenyns has returned to television albeit a less demanding role, as Helen Flanagan explains.

Fever pitch starts at the Sunshine Beach home at 6.30am with breakfast, school lunches, dressing, brushing teeth and more, punctuated by nagging and nonsensical arguments before being piled into the car. “I aim for an hour’s exercise each week day, as much for the mind as the body, either swimming laps, Bukram or hot yoga, weight training, pram pushing and after a little house and office work, it’s usually 2.30pm in a blink and time for the school run.” Sally, whose cookbooks are sold through the Creek to Coast website, was truly flattered when she was asked back onto the program last year, and despite what appears to be a frazzled schedule, she leapt at the opportunity to be a presenter once again, plus put plans in train to publish a second edition of her most popular recipe collection: “I’m working part time which suits everyone. When an assignment comes up that’s within my realm and I’m available I’ll accept. So far there’s been numerous cooking segments on boats, a crayfish farm and elsewhere but the job I really loved was being part of the team at Hamilton Island Race Week. “I've been traveling to Hamilton for over two decades but have never been there during race week. It was so exciting, being out on the water all day, getting right up close to big world class racing yachts,


seeing how the crew work and how fast they travel. It was fascinating. There was also heaps of socialising in the evening, so my kind of fun! “We produced a half-hour special which has already aired, and have another one set to air nationally before the start of the Sydney to Hobart Race on Boxing Day. We also broadcast daily highlight packages. It was all a blast. “For another segment I went boating with the very delightful Emma Snowsill on the Gold Coast. I held her gold medal and that was a thrill. “I feel very fortunate that most of my work opportunities take me on the water, where I feel most at home. And as every mother knows it’s also good for your soul to work, and have some adult credibility. As much as we love our kids, to not be a slave for a day is also very healthy. At any given an opportunity, the family board their 19’ half-cabin on the Noosa River, teaching the kids to fish, but spending most of the time untangling their lines. Sally’s biggest thrill though is going sports-fishing off shore or battling fish on a lighter line from the beach. “The biggest fish I've caught was a 350 kg black marlin in Far North Queensland, but even in perfect conditions I'm not always lucky. Once off Mooloolaba, I caught two marlin and lost them both and the girl I was fishing with caught a bill fish and a snapper. All fish caught are tagged and released." Sally and Mark, who’s been renovating their home since November last year also relish a weekend reading the papers, catching up with Mark’s mates, local and Brisbane friends and family, plus dining at their favourite local Alegria:“We adore Glenn Bowman’s food, love the bar area and the fact we can walk there.” They also like to go overseas as happened several months ago: “We went to Koh Samui in Thailand and had a wonderful family holiday. Everyone just chilled out. It was divine. I was so taken with Thailand and the Thais. Our boys are good little travellers (mostly) although there’s still not a lot of joy in long haul flights with toddlers. They've been to Bali, England, Dubai, Singapore and many times to Whitsundays. I love watching them now as they march up to check-in counters at overseas airports saying hello, goodbye and thank-you in the local language. “I've fallen back in love with the flavours of Thai food, especially in hot weather when we eat lots of Asian salads with seafood. A memorable moment was our favourite Koh Samui beach hawker, an old weathered Thai granny who carted a portable galley along the beach every day with all the ingredients for the best green pawpaw salad I've ever eaten. It was made on the spot and the marinated chicken thigh was grilled over hot smoky coals. My mouth waters, just thinking about the simple, heavenly dish. . She continues to catch and cook seafood for viewers of Creek to Coast

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Whether it’s serious equine pursuits or just horsing around at weekends, looking savvy in the saddle is now de rigueur.

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Galloping success If you followed the equestrian events at the Olympic Games you’d be aware how conservative women riders are dressed. In fact there seems little change from centurys ago. But the scene is changing thanks to local lass and former international model Tammy Raine. Four years ago Tammy watched her daughter Cassie at a horse-training camp and noticed that the majority of girls were wearing surf labels yet their passion was horses not waves. “I searched the internet for horse-riding fashion labels and soon realized there was a lack of edgy clothing alternatives,” says 44 year-old Tammy, who besides 16 year-old Cassie, has sons Joshua 14 and Kyle 9. “I wanted to make a

shirt with jeans to go to the movies or wear with jodhpurs to the stables.” Giddyupgirl was borne in the garage at home and t-shirts with slogans such as the bestselling ‘Get Bucked’ and ‘Been There Jumped That’ were the first items she made, followed by polo and sweat shirts, tank tops, hoodies, caps, helmets, boots and chaps plus accessories such as charm bracelets, pencil cases and mobile phone arm bands. Despite initial set-backs, persistence paid off and inroads were forged in the UK, Hong Kong, Japan and every Australian state through stockists such as Horseland and Saddleworld. Giddyupgirl has successfully revolutionized the


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traditional and conservative equestrian horse clothing industry with funky fashion alternatives. “There are lots of ‘technical’ equestrian garments on the market which are very suitable, popular and serve an important purpose but our market is mainly teens plus I’m also finding that mature women love them,” explains Tammy who has appointed a UK distributor, thus creating the need for a more substantial winter range. Designs to suit the very fussy European market hit the drawing board and Tammy appointed 23 yearold Alex Mearing, who went to school locally and worked in Sydney with fashion designer Melanie Cutfield. “The look has military over-tones with a funky, young twist,” explains Alex. ‘The range includes bomber and ski-style jackets, vests, scarves, t-shits and jodhpurs that are all practical yet different from anything else on the market. Colours are classic red, navy, black and off white and knitted fabrics such as angora have been used.” “We have just returned from Equitana in Melbourne, the biggest equestrian event in south-east Asia,” enthuses Tammy, who was delighted with the huge response from the trade and public. “We had to hide the winter samples, especially the jodhpurs with a mobile phone pocket just above the outside of the knee. We are the first clothing label to make a change to the classic design and what we had was literally walking off the stand.” Given the response at Equitana, giddyupgirl will be galloping out the doors at the British Equestrian Trade Association Show next February as Alex feverishly works away on the 09/10 ranges.

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In Indonesia the women of Bali dedicate some time for a cleansing ritual; it is seen as a necessity to maintain health and beauty. Rituals are part of the cultural life in Bali, no matter how poor or wealthy a woman will include a body treatment, massage and facial care as part of body and wellbeing maintenance along with Jamu herbal cleansing drinks. This traditional experience of a Balinese ritual is available at Ikatan Spa in a superb package called the ‘Balinese Cleansing Ritual’ which offers 2 hours of pampering including a beautiful Hibiscus body scrub and wrap, body massage with subtle tropical oils followed by an Elemis facial. At Ikatan, the treatment starts with an exotic hibiscus body scrub of blended tropical flowers and traditional ingredients used to exfoliate dry skin and then cocooned in the hydrating wrap. Hibiscus is traditionally used for its ability to lighten and clarify skin as well as its cleansing

properties. Enjoy a scalp massage with subtle tropical flower oil while the Hibiscus wrap anoints your body to nourish your skin and relax the mind with the therapeutic Balinese ingredients. Following the wrap a body massage catering to your specific needs with Ikatan signature Balinese ‘Calm’ subtle tropical flower massage oil leaving your body relaxed, skin silky smooth and your mind in a far away place. The treatment continues with a facial using the world renowned Elemis products. The facial is designed for your skin type and provides a deep cleanse and nourishment for the skin. And if you haven’t tried Elemis, it’s worth a visit to Ikatan just to experience this product that really does offer visible results and is voted ‘Best Spa product’ for the past three years! The Spring Special ‘Balinese Cleansing Ritual’ is a 2 hour treatment costing $240 and is an absolutely perfect way to spend ‘time out’ to rejuvenate winter skin in Noosa, Bali style.


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he social opportunities are aplenty, the team at Wendells, the first Australianfounded web-based relationship service, share the following tips for successful dating over this special time of year. Wendells is different from other online relationship sites because it enables people to psychologically and scientifically ‘meet their match’ under the guidance of Professor Kim Halford, one of the world’s leading psychologists. Top 10 tips for successful dating over the festive season from Wendells BEFORE THE DATE: Don’t psyche yourself out. Your date has already agreed to meet up with you, so rest assured they are keen to get to know you. Relax! Chances are they are just as nervous as you. Channel your nervous energy into something positive and work on being the best you can be on the big day. Make a mental list of talking points should there be a lull in the conversation - no-one likes awkward silences so it’s good to have a back-up plan. DURING THE DATE: Be a good listener. Show your date you’re

interested and keen to learn more about them. Be honest - don’t lie about yourself. The best relationships are based on trust and honesty If you do get nervous, don’t ramble. Ask questions. These should be based around getting to know each other. Use the time to find out more about their values and opinions. Try to steer clear of touchy topics such as religion and politics. If telling stories about yourself, include references to friends and family as this indicates they are an important part of your life. Do not talk about old flames. They are in your past and they need to stay there. AFTER THE DATE: Be sure to follow up with a phone call as opposed to an email or SMS message. Say you had a great time, but don’t linger– it’s important to keep the conversation pointing to the future. Ask them when they might be available to meet for the next date, perhaps suggest taking a class such as a cooking class where you can work together towards a common goal. Remain confident. If a second date doesn’t eventuate, put it down to practice for when you meet ‘the one’. For further information visit www.wendells.com.au

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the super stylish Oeuf range of cots, the new stunning range of cot-linen from Dwell, New York and the essential luxury of Babu from NZ. Once you have styled up your bump with the help of Mesop, Morgan Marks, Ripe and Szabo The Village Square offers a variety of discovery options for you’re ready to indulge in some seriously both quality retail therapy and gastronomic enjoyment. A unique beautiful offerings from our favourites Elk collection of shops and cafes are carefully positioned around a Accessories and the quirky Dick & Dora! And newly constructed square village green. With a stage at one end because you deserve a break your little one ALLERY SHOP + G and bounded by tropical Pandanus trees and surrounded by can play blissfully in the enclosed play area + E R U LT CU additional landscaping and new shopping complexes Peregian Beach provided by the thoughtful girls at Evolve-mbh. has truly become a shoppers hidden secret. And all within easy walking Culture + Shop + Gallery encapsulates the eclectic and distance of the beautiful, patrolled Peregian Beach. progressive spirit of Peregian Beach. Evolve-mum.baby.home A contemporary art and retail space, showcasing Australian art and Evolve mum.baby.home is an original and refreshing concept store in the design talent with it's eclectic mix of art and art related wares. Exhibitions heart of Peregian Beach, which has established itself as the only place to go are regularly rotated, showing everything from Street Art to Ceramics. While for beautiful baby wear, children’s clothing and pregnancy fashion for the the art may change dramatically some things you can always be certain of; new league of yummy mummies! You will find the lush soft leather bags Contemporary Jewellery from international designers and one off pieces by from Arminee & Frank and the stylish summer fashion from Soon equally talented locals, such as Joanna Thompson, Made by Gemima, and Melbourne will brighten the most sleep deprived mummy looking to keep Dizzy Dawn. They also stock an impressive collection of books and her style stakes at the swing set. Evolve-mbh is also a selected stockists of magazines on fashion, architecture, contemporary culture and design. Oh Big by Fiona Scanlan, Sudo, Munster, vintage Teapony and Chookleaf hand and have you heard about the coffee?... made leather shoes. They are also the Sunshine Coasts exclusive stockists of "Our current exhibition "Recycled" is the perfect blend of old and nu

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skool (just like us), featuring rehashed iconography on recycled materials by Damian Brewer.

Brewer brings all his influences (fine art, street art and photography) to bare in a stunning series of Ned Kellys reinvented for a new age. Sidney Nolan first painted the iconic Kelly series as a response to the depression, intending to give people something positive and hopeful to focus on. The synchronicity is not lost on us! The outlaw hero has always been at the heart of our nostalgic view of ourselves as Australians and battlers. Ned rises again as new challenges await us, and contemporary art gets to do what it does best, reflect, comment and record the global zeitgeist."

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hilst tourist shopping strips are geared towards a tourist’s every holiday need; it is local knowledge that can really make your shopping experiences special. Noosa’s oldest shopping precinct, Noosa Junction, harbours secrets galore, with many of its local traders having served the Noosa community for years and years. Holidays are always the best time to indulge you passion for shopping, when you have both the time and the inclination to wander and browse. The Junction - as it is lovingly referred to by locals, is full of shopping gems, such as Paul Austin Jewellers, where you should allow time to view the whole collection, many of them exquisite, affordable one-off pieces, created by Paul. The shop is also an agent for the beautiful Pandora collectable range. And holidays are the perfect time to fine tune that new look you’ve been thinking about. When visiting the Beauty Rooms @ Noosa you will find a range of specialist beauty therapy services, within this peaceful setting that encourages relaxation, whilst enhancing your visual appearance. Now that you’re feeling on top of the world, why not visit the showrooms of Casa Noosa Interiors and take a look at this season’s latest

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RET... trends in furnishings and designer pieces. From tropical to contemporary, a simple lamp to a tailor-made bar, or soft furnishings and that perfect gift - they have it all. With the Junction’s constantly evolving persona, new traders are finding the area a great place to move to. If you’re looking for something a little bit more unique, then a visit to Bella Rustique, is a must. Here you will find an eclectic range of French imports, chandeliers, lamps, flowers and decorator items creating a wonderland of earthly pleasures. Oh Sew Noosa offers a full range of beautiful fabrics and patterns for every occasion, from formals to children’s wear; mother of the bride to the latest fashion trends. The friendly staff are always willing to assist with any request or design queries. Of course, new shoes are a must on any vacation, so don’t miss the latest ‘must have’ shoes and boots, and be sure to visit I Cherry Shoes, where owner/designer, Kim Black designs an extensive range unique to her own label. Also for those who enjoy wearing Jewellery that challenges the eye and defies conventionality, pieces that speak to and delight us the moment we lay eyes upon them. Think Kids in the Noosa Cinema complex is the place for anything to do with kids from the latest styles and brands to toys and educational pieces to tempt the adults and well as the little ones. Lou Lou opened its doors in March this year in the heart of Noosa Junction and has already established itself a loyal following, by

catering for ladies seeking their womanly identity and creating their individual style. Of course, new seasons fashion is a must in complimenting any look., so add the wow factor to your appearance and pay a visit to Lou Lou. Take the time to browse at Symbolic Journey, where you can replenish a city worn out soul. Books galore including the new series of Ringing Cedars, crystals and readings. Symbolic Journey also has the Findhorn Flower Essences to revive a kindred spirit. Mermaids Swimwear has the most diverse Available from - Mensroom at range of swimwear this Noosa Junction summer with a stunning array of prints and styles to suit everybody. At Mermaids you can mix and match bikini tops and bottoms to ensure the perfect fit. Their friendly and experienced staff specialise in fitting and helping people look fantastic for their

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In a world so often characterized by mass production, The Jewellery Gallery @ Carrington’s

beach holiday. Also in store is a great range of one-piece swimsuits from sizes 10-18 and co-ordinated clothing and accessories to complete the picture. Have a great time selecting a swimsuit at Mermaids. In a world so often characterized by mass production, The Jewellery Gallery @ Carrington’s prides itself with dealing in jewellery that is handmade, exclusive and embodies the creative passions of the Artisans. Showcasing gloriously bold and imaginative designs from -international and national award winning jewellery designers, The Jewellery Gallery have just launched the Moshiko Range: “This range is a statement of new age Wearable Art!” says owner Julie Carrington. There are unique pieces, detailed bold bracelets and chunky rings in the handcrafted range for every individual. No two pieces in the Moshiko collection are the same.

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casual style+men months, as the newly appointed committee of the Noosa Junction Traders Association gets down to work on the issues that matter to locals traders and residents.“The Noosa Junction Traders Association is the ears and voice for the people,” said newly appointed Association president and long time Noosa Junction trader James Warner. Already new fashion stores have opened throughout the junction including menswear retailers MOFO and Mensroom. The ladies are well catered for with Moko owners also opening the unique CP Shades store specialising in USA imported linen casual wear.

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Bourgeois to bucolic WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CITY-SLICKER DECAMPS TO COOROY WITH A POET AND REPLACES LUNCHES AND LAUNCH PARTIES WITH CASTRATING STEERS AND RAISING CHOOKS? NOOSA STYLE WENT HUNTING FOR THE ANSWERS.

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ea, tee and tree changing baby-boomers are nothing new but somewhat tame compared to Annette Hughes’ change. Diametrically opposed? Absolutely. The Brisbane trained art and English teacher fell head over heels in love with renowned art dealer Ray Hughes, who moved his gallery to Sydney in 1984 where their son Evan was born. Jolted by a failed marriage and financial pressures, she pursued book publishing, became a literary agent and studied part-time at university for an honours degree. Somehow she fitted in deal-making, launches, reading endless manuscripts, and wining and dining with the ‘coven’, the name she gave to her ‘drinking club of girlfriends’. Five years ago, she chucked it all in to move north with poet and creative collaborator Geoffrey Datson. The 160 acres of farming land and main house were established by Geoffrey’s late father Joe, 30 years ago. Their rustic green-roofed highceilinged Queenslander had been moved from nearby Cooran, to a spot just below the dirt road, straddled by a steep hill amid farming paraphernalia and, no doubt a few spiders and pythons. Geoffrey’s return to the family farm and his tractor skills especially, proved invaluable for Annette as her fingers greened for the sustainable organic gardening of veggies, sylviculture which is farming trees, getting up close to chooks, Fluffy the rooster and guinea fowl or ‘minipecks’ as Geoffrey calls them, and becoming acquainted with herding, castrating, feeding, whatever of Budget, Number One and their cattle mates. “I love the air, the 201 shades of green, and the fact that our place is protected at the end of a valley,” says Annette, who has also traded bling for gum boots and written a book Art Life Chooks (HarperCollins) about her experiences. “It’s also given me the opportunity to get to know animals - domestic and wild. I've never really had that pleasure, having always lived in the city. My son had a bird in a cage and briefly a dog. “We're down to half a dozen chooks in the coven, including Fluffy who has taken to running at Geoffrey whenever the afternoon grain is delivered. I think Fluffy is trying to con the girls into thinking that he is the hunter/gatherer as he wrests the grain from Geoffrey's grasp. The minipeck numbers are


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seriously depleted too. We're down to four males and one female who is very, very neurotic. Budget has picked up his game and is now producing many more bulls than heifer calves. We had a bit of drama last time when we took their fly tags off. Budget came-over all chicken, and wouldn't budge. Like a four year old hiding in his mother's skirts, he planted his large head firmly under the nearest cow and would not come out.” Despite all the work that’s required outdoors, Geoffrey occasionally seeks refuge in his studio underneath the house. “I work in a collage or sonic assemblage form,” the former 70s and 80s pop and rock exponent, who believes music is a vocation, says. “A fragment of sound catches my attention and I'll build it from there. The lyrics arrive fully formed, usually after sleeping on the theme for a few nights. I might internalise them whilst sitting on the tractor or doing other farm duties, perhaps rearranging a word or two, but generally there is little alteration from the initial form. If that sounds effortless, it is anything but. I do have an archaic bent in music theory, make many of my own instruments and am currently assembling a harpsichord for Annette.” Annette loves to cook using hand-picked produce from the garden and occasionally the couple’s quiet life is punctuated by visits to friends at Kin Kin and Amamoor. “We dust the Valiant off and go on dates to Noosaville to sit by the river and eat fish and chips, however my favourite is club night,” enthuses Annette. “Geoffrey fires up the turntables and plays his way though his eclectic collection of vinyl. We turn it up to eleven and if Fluffy doesn't like it, he can quit it with the 4am morning call. I think that's what I like best about the farm - no one can hear you party. “We recently went to Gympie, the Paris of the north coast, for lunch with friends, and in an idle moment in the mall, I spied a very beautiful pineapple ukulele. It was the same price as dinner for two, but as far as I could tell, much better value, so I splurged on it for Geoffrey who’s making instruments for his three string orchestra. The uke has four strings but I figured I only had to play three of them.” Annette was on a panel with Mark Seymour, the lead singer of 80s group Hunter and Collectors at the recent Byron Bay Writer's festival; she has joined the Sunshine Coast’s Regional Council’s RADF committee which looks after community arts funding; is planning another book and a PhD thesis; and has mostly fond memories of her former glam life in Sydney:“I do come over a little misty eyed when I think about that previous life, right in the heart of Sydney. It was non stop hot and cold running restaurants, film previews, book launches, long lunches and was glamorous, even on the red wine diet! But when I weigh that up against the endless car ballet of trying to find a park, or waking up to the sound of the five garbage contractors, one truck after the other, that would come to empty five different bins in the laneway, it somehow tarnishes my fondness.” Geoffrey concurs: “It was strange moving from a thriving warehouse/party scene 200 metres from Central Station, to the bucolic bliss of Cooroy, but it’s all worthwhile.”

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NOOSA RIVER IS ONLY A SHORT BOAT TRIP FROM THE CANAL AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE, A 10 MINUTE WALK, OR A TWO MINUTE DRIVE AWAY. HASTINGS ST, NOOSA JUNCTION AND NOOSAVILLE ARE ALL WITHIN A FIVE MINUTE DRIVE AND OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF RETAIL SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE MOVIES, AND A SWIM AT MAIN BEACH.

with Hansa and Kohler fitouts, New Guinea rosewood cabinetry, fossil limestone and polished travertine provide a strong sense of cohesion complemented by bleached flooded gum timber floors and carpeted retreats. For the busy work-at-home buyer the house includes a built-in home office with its own private front entrance. An ensuited bedroom by the pool on the lower level doubles as a media room, while the double garage and laundry are comfortably accessed from the entrance to the house and offer carefully thought out nooks and crannies for storage. The curved timber staircase to the upper level passes portholes that frame a tropical garden, and spills out to a wide hallway that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The main bedroom includes a massive ensuite complete with a sauna/shower area overlooking the water. Two other bedrooms, both with ensuites, are on the upper level, with a long sun gallery that links them together. Smart-wired throughout, the house is airconditioned and includes three phase power, a walk-in pantry, Miele kitchen appliances and a Jennair Icemaker refrigerator. A Jet-master fireplace nestled into an artistic stone surround provides a feature in the lounge room, which also includes a built-in library for storing favourite books accumulated over the years.

From the moment you walk through the giant Syrian cedar pivotal door that provides the entrance statement to this luxurious property it becomes clear that it is a house that is far from ordinary. Paul Clout design; ensuites to all four bedrooms; twinwinged jetty with hydraulic pontoon boatlifter; outdoor dining terrace with a barbecue kitchen; Miele kitchen appliances including an espresso coffeemaker.

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In our unique style... when in doubt... a bit of all white WHETHER INDOORS OR OUT, A FUNKY BEACH HOUSE OR A SWANKY COASTAL-STYLE WATER-FRONT, WHITE IS A WINNER. White’s trendiness extends in all areas of life, be it fashion, accessories, high-tech or cars. Everything shines in the colour of innocence. The iPod has sold a million times and the non-colour began its triumphant climb. In Germany alone 70 per cent more white cars were sold last year than in the previous year and the trend is upwards. In the furniture sector white is omnipresent; whether it is tables, chairs or cupboards, white is the dominant colour as well. White is above all associated with lightness and clarity and is regarded as timeless and easily combinable, with other colours or tone on tone with muted shades of white and beige, and also with different material combinations. The opposing trend to the colour white consists of bright, shining colours. White tiles and white-washed or blindingly white marine-grade painted floor boards can be space-enhancing, light reflecting and shriek of pared-back luxe. However if you have dog that sheds dark fur, think again unless you want to sweep the floors daily. They may also come at a price. With a white backdrop, tired shabby furniture is highlighted rather than disguised and continuing the white-look on the walls and ceilings, certainly opens up a space but more thought needs to be given to additional furniture in colours, fabrics and materials that complement the house style, lighting and window treatments. For a coastal look, consider bringing the outdoors in with a long timber dining table in warm tones, rattan and bamboo furniture, turquoise and stone-coloured fabrics, perhaps a splash of orange on cushions on a day bed, sofas in sea-green easy-care mock suede or perhaps daring florals with big, plump feather pillows that invite sinking into, and are positioned to take full advantage of the view. An exciting combo could be using black coffee tables, an outsized mirror in silvery metal, an animal print in a throw or on a pillow and pieces of driftwood as accessories. Avoid the all-white look unless you fancy living in a laboratory.

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The 14th annual Ginger Flower Festival bursts into bloom at Ya n d i n a ’ s Ginger Factory from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 J a n u a r y, 2009. Check out: w w w. b u d e r i m g i n g e r. c o m for the program of events.

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ver 120 gingers in the zingiberaceae family are treasured as edible types and renowned for having fabulous flowerheads, correctly termed as "bracts". They range in colour from soft pink to vibrant yellows and reds, have succulent, aromatic, knobbly rhizomes with cane-like stems, wrapped in long, slender leaves. They are closely related to the banana plant. Also related are over 400 heliconia species from the heliconiaceae family plus thousands of hybrids and cultivars. Bold, extravagant flowers and foliage are hallmarks and they are the ultimate in tropical abundance. “Heliconias can be grown in pots or in the narrowest of garden beds,” John Scomparin from Outside Noosa explains, adding they are low maintenance provided they are well mulched. “In large garden beds they are very impressive if mass planted and with heights ranging from 400mm to a towering six metres, layering is an excellent option. Mixing and matching colours is also effective. “My favourites include the blue ginger with its purple/blue bracts. It grows to about two metres high, flowers in autumn and is the perfect plant for moist, shady spots. Heliconia rostrata grows to about 1.8 metres high and has dramatic, hanging lobster claw-like flowers that hang down in a startling display of red, green and yellow ‘necklaces’. Red Christmas, a shorter variety with darker green foliage, is complemented by red flowers and the golden torch is a taller variety, with lime green foliage and as the name suggest, has golden flowers.” Rhizomes can be lifted after a couple of years and separated to propagate more plants. Many of the flowers on the beehive gingers emerge from stems directly from it. The real flowers are tiny and protected by bracts. A heady fragranced variety is the lemon scented beehive. Requirements for healthy plants are simple: Fertile, well-drained soil, warm, humid temperatures and adequate water. They do not like frosts. Heavy mulching is recommended to prevent the soil from drying out and to enhance the organic matter.

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Elizabeth Watson-Brown’s creations are out of the box.

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he vision of creating building environments that co-exist harmoniously with the climate and vegetation and architecture, plus choreographing space and light to respond completely to the landscape, were executed to the letter when the Elizabeth Watson–Brown-designed Library House was completed. “Elysium Noosa’s carefully designed houses and landscapes create the framework for a life lived in harmony with nature and in community,” says Elizabeth who describes her style as ‘contemporary humanist’. “Our company’s physical flexibility and considered spatial design also creates important social flexibility, accommodating different modes of living and balancing community with privacy, extrovert with the intimate.” Conceived by developer David Pearson, Elysium is a development next to Noosa Springs, where houses with multimillion dollar price tags, designed by the most respected Australian architects, sit cheek by jowl. David asked 12 firms to design houses that could be bought off the plan and are works of art. “Elysium was different because there were no real clients,” explains Brisbane-based Elizabeth, whose awards have been numerous and significant projects have included a house in South Africa, St Peter Lutheran College chapel refurbishment and the Binna Burra Forest Village tourist facility and eco community. “We did not know the future inhabitants so a collaborative process was not possible. “We had six houses to design, so made up ‘imaginary clients, a bit like imaginary friends, to help inspire us. For example, we imagined six different types of people: entertainers, readers/travelers, collectors, sporties, meditation/yoga guys, and crafts-people. This provided the ‘desires’ and ‘aspirations’ and the

rounding out of human personalities that exist with real clients. It was a great overlay to the spatial brief provided by Elysium.” The Library House was developed for a cultured and learned person who has collected lots of things in their travels so the elevated library has an expanse of shelves, the gallery space ‘floats’ above the living room and a desk looks over the garden. “The space really comes into its own at night when the garden lighting is on,” says Elizabeth adding that the living room is a double storey cube of black steel girders, topped with glass. “The girders are an industrial concept and make the place strong.” A spa bath in the main bedroom seems to be suspended over the living room, there’s heaps of natural light and metal mesh screens on the outside give privacy. A different style of architecture was adopted for Elizabeth’s own house in St Lucia, near the river. It was designed with her husband, Associate Professor Peter Skinner who’s an academic architect and teaches at the University of Queensland.“It was built for our family of four when our two sons were in their teens,” Elizabeth recalls, “and is a very simple, contemporary house on a small site which is dominated by huge sub-tropical trees, the star being a very sculptural poinciana. It has been described by an architectural writer as a ‘place for languid contemplation’, which I like. It is an experiment in what could be termed a sub-tropical modernism, a passive climatic design choreographing and calibrating light, shade, breezes, views, engagement with landscape, and transmutability both physical and social. It is modest in size, program and material use, but spatially evocative.” Elizabeth is passionate about every project “in which there is a synergy with the clients, a conversation, a shared vision, and a great creative collaborative process which results in a place which they can use/inhabit which improves their lives.”

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THE SUNSHINE COAST’S EXCLUSIVE AND STYLISH NEW RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OF DOONELLA NOOSA HAS JUST WELCOMED ITS FIRST RESIDENTS AND IS SET TO WELCOME MANY MORE.

New Doonella resident Dearne Paradies said her family had bought the very first home site in the community, a spacious 1076sqm block backing onto bushland. She said the whole family absolutely loved their new surroundings and each family member had discovered their own favourite aspect of Doonella Noosa. Raymond loves the “peace and quiet” of the area, Dearne enjoys the “emphasis on nature and the environment”, Jacob, 11, loves “the bush and the walking track”, Emmika, 10, likes the

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he quiet and peaceful residential enclave set on the shores of Lake Doonella is setting a new standard for the region, with its natural setting and attractive homes. Among the first residents, are Dearne and Raymond Paradies and their four children, who recently made the move from Sunrise Beach to their brand new home at Doonella Noosa. The Doonella Noosa community offers easy access to both Noosa and Brisbane, yet is located amid an environmental reserve offering seclusion from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is also setting new standards for sustainability with Stockland recently opening the Sunshine Coast’s first sustainable demonstration home in the community. Already more than one thousand people have inspected Sustainable Home Doonella Noosa since it was launched in September to showcase the latest in building and design technology for the environment and our changing lifestyles. Stockland’s Sunshine Coast Regional Manager, Nick Wellwood, said the Doonella Noosa community and its sustainable home provided a genuine blueprint for sustainable living. "The people who are looking at this home are finding tangible ways to make changes in their own designs and building plans," Mr Wellwood said. "This is a unique project and one which takes another step towards building responsibly and respectfully for our future with both the environment and lifestyle in mind.’’

“nature and all the wildlife’’, Keira, 3, says it’s “all the space to run and play safely”, and Sean, 2, rates “the playground’’ as number one. The move to Doonella Noosa represented a real lifestyle change for the Paradies family, who had originally been considering a move to acreage. “In the end we thought acreage would be just too far to the beach,’’ said Dearne. “Here, we are literally 10 minutes to Hastings Street, we have the school right next door and our block backs directly on bushland. “When we go on the walk around the lake it actually feels like we are living on 10 acres. “We would really recommend Doonella Noosa as a place to live – there are more blocks available and I would really love to grab another one.’’ Dearne said her four children were particularly excited about moving into their new community. “They have actually commented that at our old home they would just come home from school and sit inside but here they go straight outside and enjoy themselves,’’ she said.“It’s a great peaceful place to relax after work and raise your family.’’ For further information visit the on-site land sales and information centre located on Sea Eagle Drive, Doonella Noosa. Sustainable Home Doonella Noosa is open for inspection seven days a week from 11am to 5pm and features a range of great information about sustainable housing practices.


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Currently selling off the plan, the development is a joint venture project by Leighton Properties and the Macquarie Group of Companies. Celebrating all that is good about Noosa, the 197 luxurious hotel rooms, suites, lavish villas and penthouses at the northern end of Hastings Street offer sprawling views of Laguna Bay stretching from Little Cove down to Double Island Point. Hotel rooms and suites will look directly to the fringing sub-tropical rainforests of Noosa Hill. Internationally renowned architect John Mainwaring has designed the development. In keeping with the special nature of Viridian’s location, the architecture features a natural colour palette, high quality materials and ecosensitive design principles. Lucky resort guests and owners will have access to a luxurious day spa, three swimming pools, a gymnasium, restaurants, a licensed bar, 24 hour room service and extensive conference and meeting facilities. Tom Offermann, Director of Offermann Real Estate, who is marketing the Viridian Beach Villas on Little Hastings Street, explains the attraction of Viridian: “The Viridian project is located in one of the best addresses in Australia, literally bordered by Noosa’s Main Beach, the Noosa National Park and what we call ‘Little Hastings Street’ off Hastings Street in Noosa Heads” he said. “Owners can choose to enjoy their villa for personal holiday use or release it back for on-site or external holiday rental management." For future visitors to Noosa and those wishing to purchase their piece of the luxury property, the 20 year wait for a new five star resort in Noosa is almost over.

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igh above the turquoise waters of Laguna Bay and literally footsteps from Hastings Street, construction of Noosa’s first 5-star resort in almost 20 years, is well underway. The $300 million, Viridian Noosa Resort & Spa and Viridian Beach Villas on Little Hastings Street are due to be completed in early 2010 on the extensively re-vegetated site adjoining Noosa’s National Park. Hawaii’s largest hotel group, the prestigious Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, will manage the resort.

Want to know more? • There are currently 16 luxurious, strata-titled three and four bedroom Viridian Beach Villas ranging in size from a generous 350 sqm to 586 sqm on offer through Tom Offermann Real Estate. Price tags range from $3.2 million - $ 5.9 million. • Colliers International is marketing the one-bedroom, twobedroom and twin key investment units, which start from $656,000. • For those wishing to purchase at Viridian a 10% deposit is required with settlement not due until 2010. For international buyers, Viridian is also Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approved. • For more information about the Viridian Resort & Spa visit www.viridiannoosa.com.au or for more information on the Viridian Beach Villas on Little Hastings Street visit www.beachvillasnoosa.com


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art Marian Drew Boat Lake McKenzie 2006 from the series The Perfect Place giclee photographic print 94 x 78cm

Habitus - Habitat touring exhibition explores Queensland’s natural environment. Habitus-Habitat features a selection of works created during a public art initiative of artist residencies carried out in conjunction with the development of six walking tracks by the Environmental Protection Agency in Queensland. This touring exhibition showcases some of the finest contemporary art practice currently taking place in Queensland.

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nspired by Queensland’s spectacular environments and natural wonders, Habitus - Habitat presents artists’ extraordinary interpretations of a diverse range of environments, from the world’s largest sand island to tropical rainforests. The exhibition, which opens at the Noosa Regional Gallery on the 21 November is being toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) and formally opened by Beth Jackson, the curator of the exhibition. Habitus - Habitat features a selection of commissioned works and photographic documentation of temporary ephemeral works created on location during a series of six artist residencies, together with artworks

produced as part of a linked regional workshop program. Noosa Regional Gallery Director, Christine Ballinger says “The exhibition further cements the Gallery’s commitment to and reputation for presenting innovative art-in-nature programs.” Habitus - Habitat is as much about artmaking processes, about dialogue between artists and artworks as it is about unique artistic expressions. There is an unfolding quality to the exhibition that becomes apparent when the threads of the many individual responses and journeys emerge, overlap, entwine and intersect with one another. The tour brings together each of the Great Walks residencies so that we can marvel at this intensifying resonance and increases the reach of the original program, providing a catalyst for further art and environment projects. Opening at: Noosa Regional Gallery Dates: 21 November – 11 January Hours: 9am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday Information: 5449 5340

Collectable Indigenous artist sends work to Putipula Gallery Its a long way from the small Aboriginal community of Amata (about 500 km south west of Alice Springs), but the work of one of this countrys most sought-after Indigenous artists, Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, has made its way to Noosa Junction. The community art centre that Ruby paints for is based at the foot of the Musgrave Ranges in the APY (Anangu Pitjantatjara Yankunyjatjara) Lands in South Australias far north west. Ruby only started painting in 2000 but by 2005 was attracting international attention with her unique style that combines serious story telling with modern motifs of sheer vibrancy. R Rubys style is constantly emerging, and although it contains classic iconography of dotting and wira walka (parallel arc design) it has a refreshingly new take on contemporary indigenous art. You can now see some of the highly collectable works of Ruby Williamson and many more emerging and affordable indigenous artists at Putipula Gallery, 27 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. For further information, please contact Gillian Steel on 5449 2511 or visit Putipula Gallery.

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Classic elegance in Judy Drew’s “Nude with Red Wrap”

Jason Benjamin’s striking landscape “Is there Still Time?

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anny art collectors and investors are in for a treat this festive season with a glittering array of prestigious paintings by some of Australia’s most famous painters on offer at specially reduced prices at Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery. As part of their annual and very popular Christmas Sale, Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery at Buderim are offering discounts for a limited time on every painting in their gallery. Including beautiful original art by iconic Australian artists such as Sidney Nolan, David Boyd, Ray Crooke, Charles Blackman, Robert Dickerson, Pro Hart, Tim Storrier, Hugh Sawrey, Norman Lindsay, Jason Benjamin, Hans Heysen and Geoffrey Proud. Gallery director Tiffany Jones B.A. Hons said: “Our Christmas Sale is a once a year opportunity to invest in and save on prestigious paintings. The quality of the art in the sale is very high and our gallery is bursting with many beautiful paintings for collectors to enjoy.” Standout pieces in the sale are gorgeous oils by David Boyd. “We are offering some richly coloured and textured oil paintings by David Boyd and with this artist now aged in his 80’s, I strongly recommend collectors consider investing in one of his works as they will only continue to rise in value”, Ms Jones said. Other magnificent works on offer include original oils and watercolours by the outstanding painters, Tim Storrier, Jason Benjamin, Albert Namatjira and Sir Hans Heysen - all known for their beautiful art works depicting Australia’s unique landscape. Sensual works by Australia’s most famous painter of the female nude, Norman Lindsay are also in the sale, including oils, pencil drawings, etchings and limited edition prints. Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery is Queensland’s Norman Lindsay specialist. Other notable works in the sale are pastels by Robert Dickerson, several quality oils by Pro Hart, and rare pieces by the outback legend Hugh Sawrey. There will also be attractive paintings by talented contemporary artists in the sale, including works by popular artists Denise Daffara, Kate Smith and Simonn Schumacher. To indulge in something prestigious or just to bask in the experience of being surrounded by paintings by Australia’s best painters, visit the Christmas Fine Art Sale at Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery from Friday 5 December until Sunday 25 January at 138 Burnett St, Cnr Townsend Rd, Buderim. noosa 109 style


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Come to Montville and experience the magic of our fresh mountain air and soak up our lush scenery! Illume Creations, featuring the art of colour, can be found in the Mayfield complex in Montville Tina has recently returned from her latest exhibition at the Veronica George Gallery in Armadale, Melbourne, featuring her Bold and Beautiful series. You will find a wide selection of these graceful vases in Illume Creations. Featured artist, Tina Cooper has a new series evolved from her Enchanted forest Series. These Bee-utiful pastel pieces feature a gorgeous lampwork bee. The earlier exhibition during Naidoc week introduced the work of Sue McPherson whose traditional indigenous art enhanced the earthy feel of the series. We have 6 pieces of the very limited work painted by Sue. The latest feature a panel set in an interesting earthy turtle shell effect. Sue is honoured to be selected to have her portrait painted for the Archibald Prize. Tina is currently working on a new collaboration with Sue. They are creating glass coolamons which will be available early 2009! Come in and experience the primal feel of Tina’s innovative expression of the ancient past in her amazing Primordial Series. These earthy toned creations feature the unique forms dreamed up by Tina. These Tribal vessels could have been unearthed from some forgotten civilization long gone. We now have some of Tina’s new Red Earth Sunset pieces available! Simply Stunning! The latest work now showing in Illume features the vibrant Sunrise series hand painted by Muraay and adorned in a hand crafted wrought iron frame. Tina has collaborating with indigenous artist Muraay, Peter Mulcahy, from Kin Kin for several years now. The Sunrise effect is created by layering each of the colours to create a surreal Sunrise scene Tina has recently expanded her range of colours in this vibrant series. to include pieces from monochromatic to cooler sea colours! From the stunning Sealife sculptures to the smaller funky fish, you will be amazed at the creative component work incorporated in Tina’s Sealife Collection. International artist, Tina Cooper, has been evolving her unique artform for more than 18 years. The talented team supporting Tina @ the Sunshine Coast studio includes, Jonathon Westacott, Matt Quirk and Greg Royer. She has combined her innate creativity and sense of form, with a profound expression of the energy of colour. These handblown vessels are available in functional vases, bottles, goblets, bowls and more! Come on up to Montville and take in the magic of colour with the most breathtaking scenic backdrop. Illume Creations now has several of Tina Cooper’s stunning series of vibrant hand blown glass pieces featured on the new website www.illumecreations.com.au We are happy to arrange pack and sending for our clients.


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A unique opportunity to acquire award winning glass sculpture at 20% off Lucas Salton Gallery is giving you the opportunity to purchase his unique pieces with a sale running through December. 20% off all stock. Including all Lucas’ work on display in Jive Design & Art in Hastings Street. •Custom Glass •Lighting •Water Features •Sculptures • For modern architecture •commercial and residential Amid various recent commissions, including works for foyers in corporate buildings, luxury homes and even custom chandeliers for a new Brisbane nightclub, Lucas has managed to produce some exciting sculptures for display at his gallery in the heart of Eumundi. This new body of work will form the basis for an international touring exhibition planned for 2009. It is easy to be attracted to the beauty of these refractive masses that capture, bend and play with coloured light.

Lucas is also regularly commissioned by the Queensland Premiers Department to make special awards for the the states most outstanding individuals in disciplines from medicine to literature and earlier this year he made awards for the Australian Womens Open Tennis championship. Lucas, also a recipient of two export awards recently, shows no signs of slowing down. Check out his new work at the Liquid Glass Gallery

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detail of painting by Polly Kngale

POLLY KNGALE circa.1920 Polly kngale is a very old traditional woman, living at Camel Camp on Utopia with her extended family . She began her artistic career in batik in the early 1970's, like many of the women on Utopia, before venturing into painting with acrylic paints on canvas. Polly is related to the famous Emily Kngwarreye with whom she shares the same country and stories. Polly, also is a senior custodian of the Bush Plum Dreaming. This fruit thrives over the vast flood-out area of the Sandover River, which runs through Utopia, and will run a bunker after a big storm. The various colours that Polly uses to layer the story , represent the fruit through all its many stages of development. This completes her expression of place and its significance to her. You can see some of Polly's beautiful work at Netanya Resort in Hasting Street, during the Honey Ant Gallery Exhibition 3rd to 11th Jan.

Polly Kngale " Bush Plum " 92cm x 150cm acrylic on linen

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The Gallery Eumundi THE HIGHLIGHT FOR JANUARY IN THE GALLERY WILL BE AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY AUSTRALIAN ARTIST, DES ROLPH.

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es has been represented by the gallery for a number of years, and this is the first time that she will be presenting a solo exhibition. Her work is truly beautiful and is now highly sought after by collectors, often wishing to preview her work as it promptly leaves the studio. With a growing list of solo shows behind her throughout Australia, Des Rolph's major paintings now command prices up to $10,000. This exhibition offers you the opportunity to invest in quality pieces, including small original drawings at very affordable prices. The Australian landscape and its spirituality is the main focus for her work. She is an artist who has the rare ability to successfully interplay the figure and the animal within the landscape, weaving stories of mystery and intrigue. To best describe her work, one would say that the paintings are evocative, illuminating and lyrical, thoughtful in their narrative and forever interesting to live with. Highlights in her career have included her being a finalist in several of the Nation's most prestigious prizes, eg. The Heysen Prize for Australian Landscape, the Waltzing Matilda Art Prize, and the Cromwell Art Prize. She is currently working on a portrait of Catherine Freeman for the Archibald Prize, after developing a keen interest in painting about Indigenous women within the landscape. She met with Ms Freeman in July this year for sittings in her home, but is keen to take the time to produce a thoughtful work, and is hoping to have the work finished for display in her January exhibition.

The exhibition entitled, The Ethereal Landscape, will focus upon the connection that exists between the human, the animal and the ubiquitous Australian landscape in which they both inhabit. These relationships form what is spiritually Australian, and tell a story about a truly ancient land.


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ouncing along rough, sandy tracks in the NT’s Central Desert may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but for Jan Sinclair of Jive Art on Hastings Street, it’s heaven. It’s in these remote locations that Jan learns about and collects paintings by Aboriginal artists. Last year she introduced a small selection of works to her gallery which sold quickly. She says: “The bold graphics in Aboriginal art are right at home in any contemporary environment or art collection”. The proof is visible at Jive where Aboriginal art hangs surrounded by other vibrant contemporary paintings and sculpture. Jan meets many artists on her trips and acquires works through remote Aboriginal owned and community art centers, as well as from artists who paint independently. ‘Described as the last great art movement of the 20th Century, it is exciting to learn more about this ancient culture’ says Jan. ‘It is a real adventure to familiarise yourself with the huge diversity of work that makes up this wonderful art movement’. She acknowledges there is a lot to learn about Aboriginal societies and their social structures, along with the 80 or so art producing regions, and the associated Dreamings but says there are a few steps to simplifying the process: read a good book on the subject; spend time in galleries viewing works and

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asking questions; focus on the work from a single region and include more regions as your knowledge grows. Jive specializes in Aboriginal work that is strong, vibrant and graphically appealing. Even if you think you ‘don’t like’ Aboriginal art, most people will Leemoo Parreejt by Woogarroong find something to connect with in the works at Jive – be it the Dreaming or the striking decorative quality, or both. Works range in price from $550 to many thousands and a copy of the book Jan recommends most -McCulloch’s new edition of ‘Contemporary Aboriginal Art – the Complete Guide’ – is free with each purchase. Jive Art, 1/37 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads www.jivedesign.com.au

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City to City – Michael Whitehead

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Bush Potato – Lisa Pula Mills

Mellow Yellow – Paul Colbey

Like a River – Sharon Stone

Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Tel (07) 5455 3308 www.jivedesign.com.au

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David Hart Placemats and Coasters can be purchased from David Hart Galleries

David Hart Galleries new location David Hart Galleries have recently opened their new Noosa gallery at 28 Hastings Street just in time for Summer browsing. The stylish new space showcases some of Australia’s most famous investment artists as well as featuring emerging local artists. David Hart has also launched a beautiful range of giftware which includes calendars, journals, placemats, tea towels and card sets.

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INDIGENOUS FINE ART IN THE GALLERY MINNIE PWERLE GLORIA PETYARRE MITIJI NAPURRULA and Naata Nungurrayi GIFTS – Authentic Indigenous Art and Crafts and furnishings Ruth Napaljarri Stewart design Umbrella $39 Shorty Robertson design bowl $22 STOCKROOM SALE Abie Loy - 130x90cm Acrylics on Linen

Gloria Petyarre 180x120cmcm Acrylics on Linen

Shop 15, NOOSA MARINA TEWANTIN QLD 4565 Hours: 10-4pm Wed - Mon P: 61 7 5470 2214 - M: 0403 901 769 E: art@desertrain.com.au Online gallery www.desertrain.com.au

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Desert Rain Gallery - Tewantin IT IS TIME FOR THE SEASON OF GIVING AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE SOMETHING UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN, IS A RARE GIFT IN OUR MODERN WORLD. Indigenous Art and Crafts gives you the chance to do just that. The current market of contemporary high quality textiles, wood sculpture, canvas, prints and furnishings provide an ever increasing range of treasures for all budgets, while giving a sense of meaning and pleasure to – the gift of giving. Allowing us to engage with the culture traditions of the first Australians, art and crafts have lead us to discover a culture rich in design and diverse in styles. Across the Australian continent, Indigenous artists are celebrating their heritage and maintaining relationships through art practice and ceremony. In the central desert these summer months are a time of large ceremonial gatherings. Roads become impassable for some members of the tribal groups until the ceremonial journey of others have passed. We are also preparing for a different type of gathering, but it is one that will also bring people together from different parts of country, combined with ritual and spiritual significance and encompasses celebrations in it’s myriad of forms. We would like to wish everyone a fabulous festive season .Following from the sale and over the summer festive season, works by such luminaries as Ningura Napurrula; Walangkura Napanangka, Abie Loy and the Pwerle sisters will be exhibiting as the Desert Rain gallery on the Noosa Marina, a short ferry ride or by car, up the Noosa river.

Amelia Farrugia Artist Those acquainted with Amelia Farrugia's artworks will be familiar with her very popular abstracts and landscapes. Warm, earthy, highly textured pieces are her trademark. But lately she has been exploring the cooler sector of her palette. "The emotion of colour intrigues me. A colour like red that I am naturally drawn to, and features often in my works, is a highly emotive colour. People’s perception and feel for it vary greatly. Lately I have really enjoyed working with cooler blue's and aqua's, creating paintings with a more serene, coastal feel." Amelia in conjunction with her husband Tim are the team behind i4art. They provide a full range of artworks ready to purchase and hang. As well as a full consultation service, in which any of your specific needs can be catered for. This is one of Amelia’s great passions, creating unique and personal piece that fully reflects a person’s needs and style. Amelia derives a great amount of pleasure in creating the perfect piece for a client, a pleasure only outweighed by the client themselves. Just a colour swatch or piece of fabric can inspire her creativity, and a painting can then be designed that will reflect her style, and best fulfill your requirements. A private viewing can be arranged, and we offer a in-home consultation service.

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style a gentle cha-kung chakung rhythm, has now reached a crescendo and been replaced by sounds of creaking wood and clanking over tracks. of the many gold workings that made up an essential part of Gympie’s heritage. Once past Monkland railway station, the descent is made to the Mary River. Thrusting up the windows, ale in hand, there’s a much-needed cool breeze plus it’s now much easier when rounding the bends to check out 802’s chimney and billowing smoke or its rear carriages. Into the scenic Mary Valley where the railway line negotiates the steep slopes of the Mary River, there are spectacular views and evidence of thriving rural communities. Grazing dairy and beef cattle and a tapestry of pineapple, macadamia and vegetable farms, seem to whiz by. What was a gentle cha-kung cha-kung rhythm, has now reached a crescendo and been replaced by sounds of creaking wood and clanking over tracks. Is this when train buffs sigh and say this all part of the romanticism of rail travel? Amamoor is home to the Gympie Muster and after a brief stop at the fully restored station, a squiz at the arts and crafts that are reminiscent of yesteryear, passengers gawk as the locomotive and fire truck go into turn around mode. Back on board it’s full steam ahead to Dagun. Moffatdale Ridge wines and Kenilworth cheeses are available for tastings and purchase, large local pineapples and organic avocados are an absolute steal and an icy Dagun Delight with mango and macadamia lived up to its name. Forty kilometres of puffing and choo-chooing later and a memorable afternoon was over. Next time we’ll pack the esky for the journey and experience a full day on the Valley Rattler. The stop at Imbil for country-style markets and a good old fashioned lunch at the Railway Hotel is a must-do.

Chugging and choofing are right on track IF THE SHRIEK OF A STEAM WHISTLE AND THE HISS OF A STEAM ENGINE SOUNDS EXCITING, NOOSA STYLE RECOMMENDS THE VALLEY RATTLER.

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ith its hanging baskets of flowers and dinky refreshment room, the Gympie Railway Station opened in 1913. It replaced the original Gympie Station building that served Gympie from the 1870s and is a living tribute to Gympie and Cooloola's rail heritage. In charge of the eight driving wheeled, 80 tonne locomotive, built in the UK by Armstrong Whitworth at a cost of 5013 pounds and shipped to Brisbane in 1927 is John, a steam train driver since 1959. He is ably assisted by fireman Archie. The station master calls “all aboard” and rings the brass bell as the steam whistle shrieks. Number 802 pulls out of the station past the old Queenslander-style Railway Hotel, masses of brilliantly coloured jacaranda trees, sheds and outhouses swathed in bougainvillea, through the Gympie burbs and onto what was considered the alternative railway to the coastal line from Brisbane in 1884/85. The Rattler’s carriages date from 1909 and all have been built at workshops in Ipswich. The Club car with its bar, coffee tables and comfy tub chairs was originally built as a Pullman-type sleeper with curtained berths down each side and a central aisle. When delivered to the workshop, all that could be salvaged was the underframe and bogies. From the Deep Creek bridge, which is thirty metres above the creek bed, evidence can be seen

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Ride the Rattler on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays. Ph: (07) 5482 2750 www.thevalleyrattler.com


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a ferry bright idea... What was your first foray into boat building? I restored an old Brisbane River ferry as well as a wreck from the Gold Coast. The ferry became part of a tour business and the wreck turned into a beautiful but noisy nightclub vessel, both operating out of Mooloolaba. After selling them in the mid 90s I sailed the Pacific on a yacht I’d bought in Florida. What an eye-opener. Robyn met me in Tahiti in the middle of it all and we had a big think about the next stage of our lives I really wanted would to build a riverboat from scratch. Slow and gentle, traditional in style, a shallow draft yet comfortable. Early drawings became the model for the architect and not long after, a friend helped me build the Riverlight, in an old shed at Petrie Creek. It was a very enjoyable experience although limited by funds, so we built most of the upper-works by eye as we went along. By September 1998 we had a vessel ready to go. Noosa was the obvious place for the business and when the Noosa Marina was relaunched, it became a viable proposition. Riverlight was named after the late Maisie Massoud’s family boat which was built in 1915 and Miss Tewantin after the Parkyn family boat. Where do you live? Hilton Esplanade

Noosaville was a great spot. Good to have a quiet drink with friends on the verandah and just a stroll across the bridge to work at Noosa Marina. It was tough on Robyn (Willey) who is the director of Brisbanebased corporate communications company, Bayly Willey Holt, so we sold in 2003 and moved to Mooloolaba, opposite the Yacht club, a stroll along the river to Buddina Beach and to Point Cartwright with its fantastic views all the way to Noosa. How do you enjoy your spare time? Rob and I have a couple of boats other than the ferries. Miss Molly is a beautiful little fibreglass dory which we use to visit friends around the harbour plus we have an old 40’ motorboat Willynilly which we take on an annual pilgrimage to Airlie for Raceweek, and catch up with race-mad yachtie mates. We also enjoy a motorbike ride to the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club for a cold beer, a late afternoon lunch at Rickys and a glass of sauv blanc on the top deck of the Riverlight really does it for us. An early morning ski and swim with my paddling mates keeps me fit. Oh and did I mention Jimmy Buffett? Explain the success of Noosa Ferry

Cruises? : What started as a one boat operation became two ferries with three return trips per day and additional services in the holidays. We have eleven employees and carry over 60,000 passengers annually, which is more than six times our first year's patronage. We also do corporate work for hotels such as the Sheraton and Hyatt however what gives me the most pleasure is the different ways passengers use the ferry: It’s not unusual to see people meet onboard with a cheese platter and their favourite tipple; blokes have popped the question; a bunch of ‘hens’ and bride-tohead for mayhem in Hastings Street; surprise weddings on the river sand islands; and a mystery tour to Honeymoon Island at the top of Lake Cooroibah to watch a performance by a ‘man-sized’ crow playing a double bass as a nymph danced to the recorded sound of a cicada. What do you love most about the Noosa River? It gives so much joy to everyone from children playing in the shallows, yachties racing, people fishing from the jetties or picnickers in old put-puts heading downstream. It’s an asset to the Noosa and visitors love it.

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CONSUMMATE BOATIE DON MCBRYDE HAD A DREAM TO BUILD A RIVER BOAT FROM SCRATCH. A DECADE LATER THE RIVERLIGHT AND MISS TEWANTIN FERRY 60,000 PASSENGERS A YEAR ALONG THE NOOSA RIVER.

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no luggage woes in Aspen at the start of the snow season...

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World Cup event opened the ski season, under a blanket of moderate snowfalls in Aspen, Colorado (USA) recently. Aspen Mountain played host to the fastest women in the world, competing in two days of FIS World Cup Racing disciplines of Slalom and Giant Slalom. The competitive field included most of the American Olympic team including gold medalist Julia Mancuso, as well as others including Lindsay Vonn, Resi Steigler, Caroline Lalive, Kaylin Richardson and Stacey Cook. We may not all be that athletic, but we can all dream. Skiing has a loyal following around the world, and I'm told that if you can surf or skate, then it's probably a sport for you.

So if you find that you need a break from the hot Australian summer this year, and would like to take advantage of a brilliant skiing experience in Aspen, now is the time to check out the deals on offer at your local travel agent's office. One Aspen company has even come up with a novel way to get your luggage there, and ensure that you spend all the time possible on the slopes. We all know that one of the worst things about travelling on a long-haul holiday with multiple destinations is lugging your bags around. Or even worse, is getting to your destination only for your luggage to turn up three days later. A new trend in Aspen Colorado is to actually ship your luggage in advance of your arrival. Stay Aspen Snowmass (www.stayaspensnowmass.com) has teamed up with UPS to create Aspen/Snowmass Luggage Express to meet the needs of skiers and snowboarders visiting the resort, in the face of new baggage fees now being imposed by the airlines. Guests can save from $US50 to $US300 depending on the number of bags being checked, the weight of the bags, and where they are being shipped from, all while avoiding the inconvenience of traveling to the airport with multiple bags. Regular visitors to Aspen/Snowmass will also appreciate the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing their gear is already waiting for them at their final destination. "Working with UPS we have been able to put together a program that maximises convenience and savings for guests who wish to ship their gear prior to their arrival," said Bill Tomcich, president Stay Aspen Snowmass. "With airline fees rising, and other shipping services charging more than double the rate in some cases, we believe we have created a program that will improve our guest's arrival experience." The service is only available within America - but provides a useful option for travelers who may be combining their ski holiday with city visits, and who don’t want to take their ski gear with them on their entire holiday. For more information or to book packages, contact Stay Aspen Snowmass at http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/ Good deals are still available to visit Aspen this season. Travelplan has seven night packages including seven nights of accommodation at the Mountain Chalet in Aspen including breakfast and a six day ski pass (for all four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass) from $1749 per person. Contact Travelplan on 1300 754 754 (within Australia) or www.travelplan.com.au


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Tropical elegance sea temple resort & spa...

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ust a 60 minute drive north of the Cairns airport, along the aweinspiring Tropical North Queensland coastline, and just 5 kms from the quaint and sometimes bustling township of Port Douglas, lies Sea Temple Resort and Spa, a five-star destination for discerning guests, located on the southern end of Four Mile Beach. Set amongst 10 acres of tropical splendour, with its lush, vibrant tropical plants, native bamboo and statuesque palm trees, the resort blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, even boasting a beach track through the natural beach environment. From first glance, the resort exudes friendliness and hospitality. With its huge open-plan entrance and reception area, cleverly framing the brilliant blue of the extensive oasis-style pool that winds through the resort, guests become instantly hypnotised by its tantalising, glistening waters. The sophisticated accommodation options carefully meld luxury and high-end appointments, with the carefree holiday atmosphere that you desire of a tropical escape. With 194 luxury studio guestrooms with oversized spas; 2& 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments featuring granite benchtops, fully appointed kitchen and laundry, as well as two bathrooms; 2 bedroom swim-

out apartments to the grand lagoon pool; and 2 bedroom penthouses with private rooftop spa, BBQ and spacious sun deck area. Almost all rooms have stunning vistas of the lagoon pool, with its poolside bar at the northern end. The restaurant features a well-balanced menu featuring the region's top produce and wonderful seafood. Chef James Long has added his distinctive touch in designing dishes to suit the tropics, by infusing Asian and Pacific Rim flavours into his contemporary Australian dishes. The emphasis is on good fresh food with a minimum of manipulation. With tantalising choices available from the morning ritual of a buffet breakfast, to casual al fresco lunches by the pool, then designer cocktails at the bar in the evening before enjoying an elegant dinner - all tastes can be catered for. Other facilities include a fully equipped gym; luxurious day spa; and a competition class golf course at the Sea Temple Golf & Country Club adjoining the resort. This is a short overview of a magnificent property that deserves further investigation. And - I will definitely be making a return trip to capture all its alluring qualities next year!! For more information visit: www.seatempleresorts.com Freecall: 1800 833 762 Or email reservations@strspd.mirvac.com.au

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Kelly Slater - For the Love

Deadline by Stella Rimington The Brass Verdict

By Kelly Slater with Phil Jarratt Foreword by Jack Johnson Published by Chronicle and distributed in Australia by Hardie Grant Books.

(Murdoch Books RRP $29.95)

Here is your opportunity to get an inside look at the life and world of Kelly Slater, the most successful professional surfer in history. With nine world titles and record number of pro tour victories to his credit, as well as his ability to consistently redefine the parameters of surfing performance, Slater has redefined the way that others view the world of surfing. As he closes in on a ninth world championship, he also looks towards the future, and endeavours to use his fame to help create a cleaner, safer planet. Whether it is for the love, for the money, or for the fun - Kelly Slater has done it all.

MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is summoned to a meeting with her boss Charles Wetherby, head of the Counter-Espionage Branch following the receipt of alarming intelligence. A Middle East peace conference is planned to take place at Gleneagles in Scotland and several heads of state will attend. The Syrians have learned that two individuals are mounting an operation to disrupt the conference in a way designed to be spectacular, laying the blame at Syria’s door. The source claims that Syrian Intelligence will act against the pair, presumably by killing them. No one knows who they are or what they are planning to do. Is it all a carefully laid trail of misinformation? It is Liz’s job to find out. The future of the Middle East is at stake but the real threat is far greater than she or anyone else could have imagined.

by Michael Connelly (Allen & Unwin RRP $32.95) A bullet speaks louder than words when master crime writer Connelly teams his two best characters Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch team up in totally addictive thriller. Things are finally looking up for defence attorney Haller. After two years of wrong turns, he is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait.

All That Happened at Number 26 by Denise Scott (Hardie Grant RRP $29.95) When Denise Scott moved into ramshackle number twenty-six, with husband, his circus equipment, a king-sized futon sans base, a Ventolin inhaler no savings and a newborn baby her husband lost his eyebrows, the circus equipment multiplied, the futon went mouldy, the Ventolin ran out, another baby was added and further savings were out the window. However they created a life of warmth, humour and good oldfashioned ingenuity. The kids wore raincoats when the roof leaked, when they developed eczema, Denise devised a menu of adzuki beans…only and when the council dismantled play equipment at the local park, John built a cubby house. So what if it was sprayed with arsenic. It’s not as if the kids were going to lick the walls. Laughout-loud funny with moments of pathos.

Books available from Mary Ryan’s Bay Village Hastings St Noosa Heads Open 7 days Ph 5455 4848 www.maryryan.com.au Noosa - Milton - Paddington - Toowoomba - Bulimba - Byron Bay - New Farm - Springfield - Hervey Bay

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OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD BOX OFFICE FAVOURITE WALL•E FROM DISNEYPIXAR...

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The year’s most acclaimed and original film is set to find its way into people’s hearts and homes, when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases WALL•E. The intergalactic adventure of a determined and lovable robot, WALL•E is filled with heart and humour, as an extraordinary cast of characters take flight on a fantastic journey across the universe. This charming comedy is set in a visually astonishing galaxy, made even more compelling by the out-of-this-world bonus features sure to take families on an exciting cosmic voyage. Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton’s whimsical and beautiful story of WALL•E has created a love letter to the Golden Age of sci-fi films. The cast of exciting new characters will enthrall families, while once again showcasing Pixar’s amazing abilities to create entire new worlds. The top-notch voice cast includes Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Elissa Knight (Cars), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), John Ratzenberger (Toy Story), Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill) and Fred Willard (Chicken Little). Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt (the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises) provides the endearing voice of WALL•E, the little robot who never quits. Available in Single, and Double-Disc DVD release and in spectacular Hi-Def with exciting Two-Disc Blu-ray® version. Available 14th January 2009.


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Marley And Me Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner. John Grogan's bestselling book about his Labrador retriever bounds onto the screen with MARLEY AND ME. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star as a couple who adopts the badly behaved but much-loved dog. Oscar-winner Alan Arkin costars in this comedy from director David Frankel In cinemas Jan

to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds

stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity -ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth. Frost/Nixon not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-

of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of

world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed...all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion. In cinemas Jan

Rated: M – Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Oliver Platt. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan's (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Reprising their roles from Morgan's stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview

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Livingthe dream.. EVERYONE DREAMS OF DRIVING THE PERFECT CAR; DINING AT THE PERFECT RESTAURANT; TAKING THEIR PARTNER ON THE PERFECT PICNIC; VIEWING THE PERFECT VISTA; SURFING THE PERFECT BREAK; LIVING THE PERFECT DREAM...

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ith this in mind, we took advantage of one of the Sunshine Coast's newest, exciting business ventures... Perfect Day Tours. The concept is simple - the perfect car for lovers of prestige sports cars; the perfect dining options for lovers of fine food, and the perfect destination for those who appreciate all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The options for your perfect day are versatile, everyone's needs are considered. Your day will include the drive (of course) already mapped out for you on the GPS, so that you don't miss any of the fabulous sights available on the Sunshine Coast; and that is where it becomes interesting. You then have the option to include your personal

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preferences for the rest of the day. You can opt to have breakfast at Buderim, lunch at a restaurant, or a gourmet picnic basket, a spa treatment in the afternoon, perhaps a coffee along the way - and then dinner at another fabulous dining venue in the evening. All the restaurants, coffee shops, and spas involved offer 'personalised' service including a special table and reserved parking for customers of Perfect Day Getaways. These added benefits make you feel like a 'movie star' arriving in your Porsche sportscar! We decided to take the leisurely picnic option, because we knew that our goodies were being chosen by Jones the Grocer at Noosa Civic. Then we had our GPS set for a romantic drive in the country. Our shiny black Porsche Boxster sportscar with its 'special order' terracotta leather interior was promptly delivered to our door on a slightly grey, Saturday morning. We were taken through all the cars features and driving necessities, and the GPS was preset with our chosen destination. Inside the boot sat our perfect picnic basket, full to overflowing with all the finest ingredients and a separate box containing all the

THE ASTON MARTIN PROJECT ONE-77 THE FUTURE ON WHEELS... Aston Martin has released a second snapshot of the stunning new Project One-77, initially announced in October. The company used a ‘teaser’ advertisement to emphasise its unique nature and whet everyone's appetite for fabulous this magnificent 21st century vehicle. Project One-77 is the ultimate expression of what Aston Martin stands for - and will combine modern technology and design with outstanding craftsmanship and ultimate exclusivity, to create the world’s most desirable automotive art form.

Powered by a new Aston Martin 7.3 litre V12 engine, the Project One77 will deliver breathtaking levels of power and performance - expected to top 700bhp, and a maximum speed in excess of 200mph. The dramatically styled two-door, two-seat sports coupe will be based on a new carbon fibre monocoque body structure and adopt active aerodynamic technology. As the initial working title name suggests, production will be limited up to a maximum of 77 individually numbered examples, with deliveries expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2009. To see more of this breathtaking automobile visit www.one-77.com


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if only for a day! essentials that we might need for our day on the road - hairbrush, sunblock, moisturiser, handwipes etc ( a very clever idea). As our Porsche hugged the open road and growled with intent, we savoured the opportunity to forget all about work, the current financial chaos in the world, and all the stressful things that impact on our lives these days. The wind blew, our hair flew - and our world weary worries evaporated. This was the perfect escape - as we whipped through the curves (legally of course) and rounded each bend with enthusiasm - we embraced the freedom a sportscar offers its driver and passenger. We were only missing our Labrador; he would have looked very sexy as the pillion passenger in this car! When we arrived at Boreen Point - our chosen

destination, we parked, opened the boot and laid out the red tartan blanket, which was then topped with the cane baskets. As we opened the baskets and removed the glasses, china plates and cutlery - in anticipation of our feast, we were joined by a couple of locals, who told us we looked like a magazine advertisement. It was such a perfect picture! Our transportable feast was packed with cooler bags to ensure freshness and consisted of grilled piri piri spatchcock pieces with a sumac and honey yoghurt dip; mini salmon, chevre and dill quiches; Caesar salad with rosemary and garlic roasted chicken, crĂŠme fraiche dressing, crispy pancetta & rosemary croutons; an antipasto platter, cheese platter; French baguette; dark & white chocolate brownie with sour cherries; fruit platter with apple and

cinnamon yoghurt; Fiji water and soft drinks. Wow! We tried hard, but couldn't quite finish all that food in one sitting - so luckily, as everything was packed in individual containers, we were able to take some home for later. At the end of our romantic lunch amongst the trees, on the shoreline of Lake Boreen, we packed the car and headed back on our return journey, content in the knowledge that we can do it all again - anytime we want. Next time we will try another variation maybe a spa treatment - maybe that reserved table in the window of Harry's of Buderim. For more information visit: www.perfectdaygetaways.com.au

the perfect noosa (porsche) getaway... a day of driving & dining at the touch of your fingertips... See the best of the Sunshine Coast in the ultimate sports car... a custom Porsche Boxster S

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We have designed a drive that allows you to experience both world class performance and scenic beauty, while leading you to the perfect resting spots where you can get out, stretch your legs and take it all in. How it works Your pre set GPS (Global Positioning System) Gives you a voice guided drive of the Sunshine Coast on a world class driving pattern. Simply touch the screen to select your personalised drive in pre-set numerical order & away you go! Ease of use There are no street names to memorise, as your GPS simply tells you to turn left or right. Freedom If you need to stop somewhere go ahead, when you are ready to go your GPS will automatically take you back to your pre set drive. Booking your Perfect Day Getaway Our Porsche Boxster will be delivered & picked up from your accommodation, fuel is included*. *conditions apply Our specialty packages include... Perfect Day Getaway - This is the full day including morning tea picnic basket and VIP gourmet lunch Perfect Day Getaway Romance This includes two nights, 5 star accommodation + extras Perfect Day Getaway Pampering This includes shopping, VIP gourmet lunch & body rejuvenation Perfect Half - Day Getaway This includes the morning tea picnic basket Car hire only, also available.

info@perfectdaygetaway.com.au - www.perfectdaygetaway.com.au - bookings phone 0458 504 445

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SUNSHINE COAST GALLERIES NOOSA HEADS Coopers Beachside Art Sandy Bottoms Gallery NOOSA JUNCTION Coast Art & Wares Putipula Gallery NOOSAVILLE Noosa Picture Framing Natalie Dyer by apt. Tony Wellington TEWANTIN Desert Rain Gallery Glenise Clelland EUMUNDI The Gallery Tina Cooper Glass Art KENILWORTH Lasting Impressions

Kin Kin • Susan Schmidt Gallery

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COOLUM Anne Everingham Studio The Beachhouse Gallery BUDERIM Tiffany Jones Gallery Art Nuvo YANDINA Honey Art Gallery Yandina Historic House

• Tiffany Jones Gallery

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•White Patch Gallery

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BUSHWALKING The whole of Noosa is a declared fauna and flora sanctuary offering casual walkers and dedicated ‘bushies’ a host of scenic and wilderness tracks and trails. Walks in the 477 hectare Noosa National Park are exceptionally beautiful. Some hug the coastline offering expansive views across bays, coves and cliffs, with pathways leading to secluded beaches. Others wind through shady groves of Pandanus, Banksia, Heath and Melaleuca. Around Noosa State Forests and National parks abound providing half day and full day walks, and the more challenging tracks of the wilderness trails. All around, birds, wildlife, native bush and wildflowers abound. NOOSA RIVER/EVERGLADES Noosa River, the heartbeat of the region is the perfect place for safe family swimming and a haven for all kinds of water activities. Picnic on the peaceful river bank or take a leisurely cruise through a myriad of canals, waterways and lakes up to the mystical black waters of the everglades. Several cruise companies operate guided day tours of the waterways system, and the more adventurous can hire canoes or small boats to do their own exploration. DINING/EATING OUT Hastings Street rivals the most stylish of the world’s shopping and dining promenades. enjoy fine dining or relax al fresco, in cosmopolitan cafes and brasseries. The freshest of local ingredients harvested form the sea and local fertile gardens, combine to create popular classic fare, and a fresh, original ‘cuisine of the sun’ – distinctively modern with overtones of Mediterranean and Asian flavours. No wonder Noosa is Australia’s gourmet capital. Throughout Noosa and into the surrounding hinterland, eating out at any one of dozens of restaurants,

cafes and assorted eateries, is a travel experience to remember. There are many wonderful restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. With the prodigious farming community supplying a wondrous selection of specialised salads, herbs, Asian vegetables, red-claw lobsters and ducks; it is no wonder that the region’s chefs are so creative. Emerging centres of culinary excellence are Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Coolum, Mooloolaba, Yandina and the ever popular Montville and Maleny. NORTHSHORE/ COLOURED SANDS Across the river to the North Shore, a four wheel drive will take you along more than 40km of pristine sands, past the magnificent coloured sands of Teewah, the time-worn shipwreck of the Cherry Venture, and on to Rainbow Beach. From here it is a short ferry ride to world heritage listed Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island. Full and half day tours operate from Noosa regularly, and four wheel drive hire cars are available from several companies. EUMUNDI MARKETS A visit to the Eumundi markets is an imperative of any Noosa holiday. The sleepy, historic township of Eumundi comes alive every Saturday morning, with one of Australia’s best country/craft markets. Set in the shade of ancient fig trees, the Markets operate from around 6.00am till 2.00pm, and serious market-goers know to be early. Restaurants and coffee shops provide unique local tastes for breakfasts, snacks and lunches. FISHING Fishing in Noosa is especially good and includes beach, rock, estuary, river and reef fishing. Day trips to deep sea, outlying reefs and (in season), billfish habitats operate regularly. Boats can be hired for expeditions up the Noosa River, lakes and estuaries.


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SPORTS/RECREATION Beyond the dunes, Noosa is a hive of activity and adventure. Indulge in your favourite pastime or experience the thrill of trying something new. Golf: From a leisurely par three to the award winning, five star course at the Hyatt Regency Coolum – Noosa is a golfers paradise. Noosa Springs, the only championship golf course in Noosa, located just three kilometres from cosmopolitan hastings Street, is a golfers paradise. Set amidst subtropical gardens and bordered by rainforest, the five-star Mediterranean style clubhouse features an award winning gardens and restaurant and offers panoramic views of Lake Weyba, the golf course and hinterland. Tennis: Private and Public courts are available at Noosa Springs and on Gympie Terrace Noosaville. Abseiling: From the beginner’s cliffs, to thrilling rock faces at Mt. Tinbeerwah. Sea Kayaking and canoeing. Mountain Bike riding. Horse riding and camel treks. Indoor climbing. PEREGIAN BEACH Peregian Beach Village, nestled on the beachside between Coolum and Noosa, is a quietly happening place. The locals know, the regular visitors from Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne know, and now, so do you! Peregian Village has a unique European appeal – the Village Square is a series of shops formed around a square village green, with a stage on one end and bounded by pandanus trees. Children romp around, cyclists drop in for coffee, families have picnics on the grass, all within walking distance of a beautiful, quiet, patrolled beach. NOOSA Noosa is the travellers’ gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. With more than forty fresh-water lakes, towering forests, crystal clear streams and kilometres of white sandy beaches, Fraser Island is a national

treasure. The island is accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles, which can be hired from Noosa or alternatively, take one of several guided day tours which operate daily. YANDINA The historic township of Yandina, just north of Nambour and 115 km North of Brisbane, offers the visitor an exciting range of old and new features. Keep an eye out for bargains in antiques, interior design, Honey Ant Gallery in the heart of Yandina village hand crafted colonial furnishings, antiquity jewellery and collectable as you explore the fine examples of early Queensland architecture along Yandina's main street. There is also an opportunity to browse at the Saturday markets for arts & crafts, bric-a-brac, plants & local produce. But be sure not to miss the other outstanding attractions. You can explore the world's largest ginger-processing plant and sample some ginger delights at the famous Ginger Factory. Then walk across the road to the Nutworks to discover how macadamia nuts are processed. Drive our scenic roads and marvel at the Maroochy Wetlands, picnic at Dunethin Rock or Wappa Dam and waterfall. Explore our Maroochy River offering magic waterways, fish and crabs. Discover Yandina on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.you'll be glad you did!

TRAVELLING TIMES BY CAR: Brisbane to Caloundra 1 hr Brisbane to Maroochydore 1 hr 15 mins Brisbane to Noosa 1 hr 45 mins Brisbane to Gympie (Cooloola Coast) 2 hrs 30 mins Brisbane to Hervey Bay 3 hrs 30 mins Brisbane to Bundaberg 4 hrs 30 mins Darling Downs to S/shine Coast2 hrs 30 mins Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 2 hrs 30 mins

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Noosa Festival of Surfing Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd March, 2009 Already a permanent fixture on Surfing Australia’s annual calendar, the Noosa Festival of Surfing aims to cement its international status as a benchmark surf-lifestyle festival located in one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations - Noosa, Sunshine Coast. USM Events, in conjunction with its major event partners and the Noosa Malibu Club, looks to introduce more cultural elements to the Festival program, broaden the competitive disciplines, feature a stellar line-up of music and entertainment as well as showcasing some of Australia’s biggest industry brand and product names, all in one centralised hub. In addition, with the commitment of the surfing industry to sustaining the beautiful beaches and coastlines of the world, the NFoS will attempt to adopt an enviro-conscious attitude with the hope of establishing permanent guidelines for future events in Noosa; better recycling, better fuel efficiency, better waste management, etc to keep it clean and green.

Woodford Windown @ Noosa Friday 2nd January 2009 “A Taste of Woodford”. For those who can’t make the Woodford Festival and those who will still be in Woodford mode, the spirit and essence will be captured at a unique one day/night event organised by Noosa Junction Traders Association. From 11am Friday, January 2, Noosa Junction will come alive with an array of activities including a major one-day busking and chalk art competition (with $2,500 cash and other prizes), 12 family friendly interactive workshops, poetry, late night shopping, and more. The evening will culminate in a five-hour, non-stop celebration concert (“A taste of Woodford”) at The J. Commencing with Firetree (a four piece band featuring Dale Buchan and Josie Cubis), the three busking finalists will then perform their winning acts. With comedy from Alan Glover (12 year veteran of the festival), and a sprinkle of poetry and magic, patrons will be then in for a real treat to hear some of Woodford’s best. Jeff Lang (virtuoso guitarist, dynamic songwriter and startingly unique performer), and Mamadou Diabate (world respected Kora player from Mali) will perform solo then come together with Bobby Singh (outstanding Tabla wizard) where east meets west in a rare performance. Concert tickets will be $45 for the full evening, and $20 for the dance party. Tickets are on sale from The J (box office or online).

For more information or to book your next Noosa holiday visit www.visitnoosa.com.au or call 1 3000NOOSA (1 3000 66672).

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on recycled paper, to send through the mail. Either way, your gift will make a difference to Bush Heritage Australia’s conservation work in a truly unique and eco-friendly way. Bush Heritage Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to conserving Australia's most vulnerable ecosystems and wildlife species. Bush Heritage targets areas of land and waterways

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