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Welcome to our sensational Autumn issue of NOOSA Style Magazine...


We want to be extremely upbeat this issue. With all the "doom and gloom" we keep hearing from the media, banking fraternity and Government; you'd be hard pressed to find anything to smile about. But luckily - we at NOOSA Style are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the bright and beautiful, fun and fantastic - bold and bright elements of life. There is always an upside to any downside - you only have to be positive. It's not as though we haven't been through this before. Surely you all remember Mr Keating and his "recession we had to have." Well, we all made it through that! I recently attended two local art gallery showings, Swim Week to preview 2009 Summer swimwear, and a new season Autumn/Winter fashion showing. All in attendance were bright, eager and supportive of their hosts and the future. I saw enough purchases made that you could almost be forgiven for asking "what recession?" And, in keeping with our philosophy to be bright and optimistic, we bring you a startling collection of fashion, fun, arts, travel, motoring, prestige properties, books, movies and theatre, as well as food and wine. We also share a conversation with several interesting people - just to complete your reading enjoyment. Easter is nearly here, so we have also included a couple of chocolate goodies and fun recipes for you to enjoy over your break, and we've also found a few new wines to add to your next dinner menu. Be sure to start making your return bookings for May - so that you can be part of Noosa's Food and Wine Festival. There will be cooking demonstrations with some of Australia's leading chefs, local produce will be used and displayed for tasting, and industry notables will be holding workshop and talkfests for the culinary minded. With three food safaris to join, two degustation dinners, special restaurants hosting guest chef dinners, as well as three days of exciting entertainment in the park - Noosa will be the place to be in 2009. No matter which month you choose. Please sit back, read and enjoy...


8-14 RSVP - Openings, Launches & Social Events 12

Tea sympathy & true grit... The story of Ange Takatas


Style Dining & Recipes Details about the May Food & Wine Festival, who’s cooking what!


Wine New organic Champagne and Rose water


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


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


Gardening Palms, Palms, Palms which ones


Artists and Artisans The latest works on display


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


Travel 10 travel tips on visiting Hong Kong from the experts


Style Motoring Audi goes topless with the new TT & A5


Coming Events Noosa Tourism Events



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Belinda Herford’s Sable Gallery ‘preview artshow’

Le Blanc Contemporary Gallery owner Shane

her opening at The Gallery Eumundi

Stephens and wife Johnna

Great News for Artist Des Rolph & The Gallery Eumundi Gallery Directors Karen & Steve Beardsley are thrilled

weekend of the tragic fires ("a painting that took on a life of its own" says Belinda). This painting will be sold at the exhibition by tender and the proceeds donated directly to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

with the result of The Ethereal Landscape Exhibition In January. The show was a sell out, which with the current economic worries was a truly positive experience. The exhibition included a mixture of drawings and canvas’s.

Le Blanc Contemporary Grand Opening...

Clients were able to purchase an original drawing at

New gallery, Le Blanc Contemporary in Hastings

the affordable end of the market. Not only is this with

Street opened to a rousing cheer recently, with artists,

the current economic climate in mind but also a

buyers and guests eager to view the dynamic and

wonderful way of encouraging new collectors to take

conversation inspiring works on display. From the

home a piece of the exhibition. Des’ drawings &

entrance the boldly coloured work of collaborative

sketches are a fabulous insight into ‘work in progress’ as

artists Andrew & Martin welcomed art lovers to a night

part of her preparation towards her large stunning

of delight and an almost 'Alice in Wonderland' journey

canvas’s, the two together complimented each other

of discovery throughout the rooms .

Mayor Bob Abbot and Tourism Queensland’s CEO Anthony Hayes

Info centre unveiled Tourism Noosa’s new state-of-the-art information centre in Hastings Street was officially opened by

which resulted in the sell out. Karen & Steve were

Dynamic owner Shane Stephens and wife Johnna

particularly happy that so many of the art works were

welcomed everyone to explore their gallery and lose

purchased by local clients. “The Gallery is definitely

themselves in the atmosphere. Shane explained their

attracting more local visitors as well as the tourists, local



grant from the State Government’s Regional Centres

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Program and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Bark

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each week the works would be changed to always

Design fulfilled the brief ensuring the space is

create a visual stimulus for returning art lovers.

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Before Belinda Herford packed her

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Guests were spoilt with an array of beautiful

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Left:Simone Cameron, Senka Thwaites (Owner) & Kate Clarke

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Tea, sympathy and true grit A love of story telling and a career in journalism has catapulted Ange Takats from behind the scenes into the limelight. WRITER: HELEN FLANAGAN PHOTO: ALAIN BOUVIER 12



s a kid, Ange Takats sang like an angel but a singing career was never considered an option. At 15 she decided media was her calling. After studying journalism at Bathurst University, south of Sydney for three years, she scored a job at Sky News Australia, then joined the Nine Network as producer/reporter in the newsroom. “At the end of 2000, I decided to take on a whole new career challenge by moving to Bangkok,” she recalled. “I harassed every English speaking media company in south east Asia until Reuters offered me a position as a foreign correspondent in their Bangkok Bureau. The two years working for Reuters in Asia were the best time of my life. I covered the most amazing stories including interviewing Aung San Suu Kyi, when she was briefly released from house arrest, plus there were lots of crazy animal stories such as elephant weddings, buffalo funerals and lizard ceremonies.” Songwriting and performing also became a passion. She found herself a gig in a Bangkok bar playing guitar and singing folk songs from the late 60s and early 70s and met a bunch of talented Thai musicians who she later joined on stage in a folk rock band. “One of the most memorable on-stage moments was one Friday night playing at Admakers, one of my favourite music pubs in Bangkok with two Thai musicians,” says Ange during a epiphanic moment. “We were half way through Bobby McGee, one of my favourite old hippie songs, when an elephant walked past the window of the bar. I thought to myself:‘This is MY life, I am 23 years old, singing in a folk rock band in Bangkok and working as a foreign correspondent’. A huge wave of happiness came over me.” The rest as they say is history. Ange returned to Australia and set up house in Peregian Beach. She has an affinity with the locale and it provides her with a constant source of inspiration: “I love the green tree frogs that sit on my balcony, the community atmosphere, lack of high rise buildings, my local post office man Wayne and the Peregian Originals [groups of musicians who perform in the square], plus the fact that a world class music venue like Joe's Waterhole, is just a short drive away. I also love morning walks along the beach where I do most of my songwriting.” Ange has certainly found the muse to pen her own words. Her debut album Aniseed Tea, which received support from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Arts Queensland in the form of a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant, is testament to her


extraordinary talent. Penned during a 12 month period, it blends the sounds of American folk music from the early seventies with the ramblings of a gypsy girl from Oz, adding spoonfuls of Brisbane's finest musicians. Adrian Mauro recorded, arranged and produced the album, with some of the country's top musicians adding their talents to the brew. The tracks were then sent to the UK where they were mixed by Australian engineer Ben Tolliday at Frou Frou Central in London. Ben’s most recent projects include Alanis Morissette and Jackie Marshall "Each song has a different tale to tell,” says Ange who was winner of the 2008 Lis Johnston Award for vocal excellence at the National Folk Festival, where her voice was described as ‘Gillian Welch meets Joan Baez’. “From the Irish nudist I met at a pub in Noosa to a tune about knitting for a Romanian/Canadian medical student, who broke up with me but kept the beanie”. The album features Adrian Mauro from The Black Alles Band, Ben Tolliday from Trinkets, Greg Cathcart and Richard Johnston from The Black Alles Band/Speedstar band, Robbie Long from The Lawnmowers/Kate Fagan/ Liz Frencham, Andrew Maddick from the English Symphony Orchestra and Beck Flatt from Loren. The album’s cover was designed by Katie from the Ransom Gallery in Eumundi gallery and the painting is by one of gallery’s artists Danielle O'Brien. Well known music critics such as the Courier Mail’s Noel Mengel were full of accolades for the album: "Ange Takats has some interesting stories to tell but the hook is that soulful voice she tells them with. There’s real grit and passion there. Check Tip Toes, with its slow-mo guitars and gorgeous piano lines giving foundation to a song full of yearning ... Takats sings the you-know-what out of it: not too hot, not to cold, just right.” Polly, from Tsunami Magazine, who gave the album 8/10 comments: "Her storytelling is laced with honesty and grace and it is the ease in which she breathes life into her intimate memories that makes for a well-balanced and gratifying listen. Songwriting ability aside, it’s Ange’s voice that is truly the star of the show. Reminiscent of American folk singer and longstanding friend of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Takats’ exceptional voice is fine, smooth and almost effortless as it slips from her lips.” Ange performed at the 2008/09 Woodford Folk Festival, the largest of its kind in Australia: “I had an absolute blast and met some amazing musicians during the six day festival. The feedback from the audience was really lovely. “The album’s launch at Joe’s Waterhole in Eumundi was fabulous with nearly 200 attending plus two support acts from Melbourne. On a 12-day tour of Tasmania, I performed at the Cygnet Folk Festival, which has a great reputation in music circles and looking ahead I’m off to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival, one of the largest in Australia. I’m back to Queensland in May for the Wintermoon Folk Festival, a splendid little fest near Mackay. “It's wonderful to be able to take my songs, which were all created here on the coast, and share them with music lovers across the country.”




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rsvp Dog day afternoon The RSPCA Charity Golf Day held at Noosa Springs was witnessed by a host of wagging tails and wet noses as 112 players set out to a shotgun start, raising $20,000 for the cause. The charity event was emceed by television and radio personality Ed Phillips and was organised to raise funds for the purchase of a Road Home vehicle, a large automatic van to be used for transporting animals for educational seminars in order to raise awareness. The van will also be fitted with cages to accommodate the rescue of animals from inhumane situations. This initiative supports the RSPCA tagline: Helping AnimalsEnlightening People- Changing Lives. The vehicle will help to manage the increase of incidents of animal neglect in the Noosa area, as well as helping to prevent problems from occurring through a community engagement approach. “The Road Home van is a bit like the Batmobile, responding to cries for help such as cruelty complaints, abandonment, wildlife emergencies and animal endangerment as well as for moving animals around to help with re-homing and adoptions,” says Animal Care Centre Manager Noosa and Cooloolah, Nicole Cleary, “and It’s an important asset in enabling us to promote responsible animal welfare.”

Eumundi Gallery Walk Steve & Karen from The Gallery Eumundi are proud to be part of the inaugural event, Galleries of Eumundi Art Walk on Sunday 5 April 2009 Seven galleries from Eumundi’s ‘Memorial Drive’ have teamed together to show art lovers, both locals and tourists, that Eumundi is a destination not just for the markets, but for quality artwork. Come and join us at The Gallery Eumundi and then set off on your own treasure hunt to explore the seven galleries in the cultural hub of Eumundi. The lazy afternoon will finish in Treefellers Restaurant for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by much-loved musicians Tijuana Cartel. Each gallery will be hosting something special of their own on the day, including demonstrations and new exhibitions, not to mention beautiful, evocative art! Pre-booked $25 tickets for the day and night include the Art Walk (each gallery will provide their own treats), a drink upon arrival at Treefellers, hors d'oeuvres and a night of music by Tijuana Cartel. For those who want to leave the car behind, a bus will be collecting from Coolum, Peregian Beach, Noosa, and Noosaville and return for an additional $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased by credit card or cash through The Gallery Eumundi email or by calling Karen on 0400 716 553 or Steve on 0400 716 526 Come and join us for a fun Sunday in Eumundi





Charity Noosa Style...

cuisine at the Tower Thistle Hotel in London and before moving to Australia with his wife and two young children, he was group executive head

In the wake of the enormity of the Victorian

chef of English Lakes Hotels, a group of five

bushfires - dinners, lunches, concerts and raffles

restaurants. He also owned and managed his own

have sprung up all across Australia, to help where

restaurant/bar in Windermere.


Lee has an excellent reputation for consistently

As people watched their TVs in horror and

maintaining high standards and central to his

disbelief, the true Aussie spirit sprang into life, as

style is using fresh local produce cooked

everyone from grade one students and local


housewives to business leaders and community

Fired with passion

groups started raising money to help with the

table talk

relief efforts. These efforts will be needed until the last nail is hammered into the last rebuilt home,

Scott Freund is an executive chef with

and the last injured pet is reunited with its owner.

imagination, flair and a passion for great produce

raise much needed funds to help those

High Tea in the new River Lounge at Noosa Sheraton Hastings Street

devastated by nature's fury. Noosa and the

course dinner and auction to help raise funds for

Sunshine Coast has a long and valued history

the many families effected. The fun night included

As well as his contribution to Cato’s Restaurant

with Victorians - both as holiday makers, sea

several great items to bid for, with no set reserves,

& Cato’s Bar, the focal point of Hastings Street

changers, friends and relatives.

Noosa was quick to respond in their efforts to

experiences for diners.

and the frenzied bidding was handled with

dining, Scott oversees the busy day to day

aplomb by David Garwood. Every cent raised by

operations of all the resort’s food and beverage

united together in a fundraising appeal and

the auction was donated to the Red Cross, and a

outlets including the newly refurbished River

raised $20 000 for the ‘Mates of Marysville’.

separate item was added especially for the

Lounge and Lobby, Noosa’s largest meetings and

Organised by members of the community and

injured animals. The night raised $13.580.00.

event operation, the Waters Edge Pool Bar & BBQ

the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, the

In Sunshine Beach, a collaborative effort of a

fundraising event took place at The Plantation, a

group of Noosa businesswomen, led by Di Cross,

Scott commenced with Starwood in 1998 at

luxury accommodation and events destination in

Jennifer Carr & Leonie Palmer, resulted in over

Sheraton on the Park as commis chef, promoted

Cooroy and raised $20 000. All proceeds

$17,000 being raised to aid the Victorian Bushfire

to banquets sous chef at Four Points by Sheraton

from the evening will go to

Relief Appeal. The hugely successful auction was

in Darling Harbour, before accepting the position

victims of the appeal and a

held in the delightful surroundings of the

as sous chef at Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa. He

registered charity that

Coconut Grove Restaurant, where generous hosts,

believes in reward for hard work and thrives on

has been set up in the

Geoff and Charmaine Hall, Leoni and Stef Fisher

achieving goals for himself and his team,

name of “Mates of

devoted the restaurant’s wonderful space for the

ultimately resulting in customer satisfaction. He is

Marysville.” Over

purpose. The bar was opened and the

a stickler for using the freshest produce available


refreshments flowed as fast as the donations.

on the day, especially local seafood such as

attended- raising

Staff gave their time for free and all monies raised

Mooloolaba prawns and sand crabs, Noosa

their glasses in a

went through the Zonta Club to the Red Cross

spanner crabs, Hervey Bay scallops and local fresh


from where it will make its way straight to Victoria.




the who

have lost so much. In




Culinary maestro at helm


Hut plus in room dining.

In the River Lounge Scott’s signature dishes include Noosa tapas of the land which has the tantalizing tastes of marinated manzanillo olives, prosciutto wrapped haloumi and tomato, stuffed

Restaurant with the

Head chef of the Boathouse on Bartender Jetty

peppers with herbed goat’s cheese and balsamic

support of Noosa Fire &

in Noosaville is Lee Jeynes has over two decades

reduction, smoked bringal puree with warm pana

Rescue, hosted a charity 4

of experience. He began his career as commis de

de casa.

Cheong Lew one of the guest chefs for Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2009 NoosaStyleLiving

creativity provides inspirational flavours and

Friends of Cooroy and the Sunshine Coast



and of course great produce combined with

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tabletalk Spanner crabs expansion Award-winning Spanner Crabs Noosa has opened a new, expanded production facility and started an exciting new phase of operation.

Tony Percuoco set to tantalise in Noosa... Gold Coast chef/restaurateur, Tony Percuoco of Ristorante Fellini has been

Spanner Crabs Noosa received a highly

selected to showcase his fine Italian

commended in the ´from the sea´

cuisine at the 6th annual Noosa Food and

category of the Vogue Entertaining +

Wine Festival 2009 this May.

Travel Produce Awards 2008. Their spanner crab meat can be found at the Noosa Farmers´ Market each week. It also regularly crosses the border into New South Wales, is on the menu at Sydney’s Rockpool, Flying Fish and Bistro Moncur and will feature at the Settler’s Cove Noosa Food & Wine Festival. Wasabi on the move

Wasabi on the river... Sunshine Beach’s loss is Quamby Place’s

relaxed casual dining on the Noosa River

Tony Percuoco - Ristorante Fellini

gain for the much lauded Japanese

Tony will join some of Australia’s finest

restaurant Wasabi. The large space, which

gourmet chefs at the festival, considered

perched on the Noosa River next to Ricky’s

one of the hottest dates on the culinary

is the perfect spot to enjoy the amazing

calendar. This year the festival will be


recognising the influence of Italian culture

As part of the Noosa Food & Wine

on Australian cuisine.

Festival on Sunday 3 May, with visiting

“I am looking forward to cooking in front

chefs Robert Marchetti, Matt Moran and

of an audience who are there to

Guillaume, Wasabi has chosen a global

appreciate food - and it will be great to

theme. “It’s Italian, French, modern

demonstrate some of the Italian cooking


heritage I have learned through my career




enthuses. “All dishes will be canapé size

and family generations,” he said.

with each chef presenting their signature

Tony is also excited to be presenting a

styles. Party goers will have the chance to

cooking demonstration alongside his

• Corporate functions

chat to the chefs over cocktails and as with

brother Armando Percuoco, who runs the

• Weddings

previous years there’ll be lots of Veuve

famous Buon Ricordo in Sydney

• Large group bookings • Live entertainment

Clicquot on pour, hourly cocktails by Alex Marchetti




Tony will join Noosa Chef Belinda


Tuckwell from Ma Mensa to create a Italian

incomparable Maurice Terzini. This has

masterpiece on the Friday night, 3rd of

become the party to be at – a fitting finale

May. Bookings should be made early, check

to the weekend.”

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Magical dining at Madissons - Noosaville

Front cover dishes created by the team at Blue Angel Noosaville Cup Cakes by the dozen for the sweettooth at Cup Cake Cuisine - Eumundi

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Magic dishes created at Rock Salt - Quamby Place Noosa

Good value food for the whole family... Peregian Beach Hotel

Incredible India Hastings Street

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Dining out in Noosaville... 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. 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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what’s in season…oh and the pizzas are tops; and Grenny’s specialises in caught-today seafood. Gluten-free options and organic fruits and vegetables are sold at Noosa’s Organika, along with a selection of fine food and great espresso. Now also stocking organic salmon and champagne to tantalise discerning palates. 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. The Boathouse permanently moored on the Noosa River has the freshest seafood and 3 levels of dining with a view. New additions to the strip include IS, a fresh new look with food to match, Goa on Thomas sees the return of French influence to the area. Of course there is also plenty of choice in Indian & Asian cuisines.

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When it comes to choice, consumers have the best of the bunch from an abundance of premium, juicy grape varieties including white Thompson and Crimson seedless. Nutritious white and red grapes in all their tasty varieties are not only good on the lips but good on the hips too, with a new low GI certification from Glycemic Index Limited confirming what we’ve known all along – these bursts of fruity fun are satisfyingly healthy. All five of Australia’s most popular grape varieties – white Thompson and Menindee and Red Crimson, Red Globe and Flame grapes – have undergone Glycaemic Testing, showing that

the delicious taste doesn’t come at the sugary cost it appears to. With an overall GI value of low, now is the perfect time to snack on grapes throughout the day or use in a recipe. Each grape is packed with a collection of vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, manganese and iron, which are essential for good health and energy. Indulge in red grapes for the same beneficial antioxidants as red wine, without the alcohol. Made up of 80 per cent water, grazing on grapes will ensure you stay hydrated all day long. When shopping, choose a bunch which has grapes firmly attached to the stem, rather than those that may be browning at the stem and remember they should firm and plump, not soft or wrinkled. Stored correctly in an airtight plastic container in the fridge, grapes will stay fresh for up to five days. Cheese connoisseurs know the perfect cheese platter isn’t complete without grapes. Not only do they draw out the flavours and taste of the cheese, a grape or two between different cheeses will act as a palate cleanser to reinvigorate the taste buds. A sharp and pungent blue cheese such as a Cropwell Bishop Stilton is best matched with a red grape, while a white grape will complement a soft cheese such as a Jindi Triple Cream Brie. The balance for a Quicks Classic Cloth Bound Cheddar or hard cheese can be found with a sweeter grape, such as Thompson seedless.


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Cous cous, red grape and fetta salad Ingredients: 2 cups cous cous 1/3 cup slivered almonds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, crushed salt and cracked black pepper

75g baby spinach leaves, roughly shredded 1 1/2 cups red grapes 1/4 cup coriander leaves 1/3 cup roughly crumbled Greek fetta Method: Place the cous cous in a large heat proof bowl and pour over 3 cups boiling water. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the almonds

and cumin and cook for 1-2 minutes or until starting to go light golden. Remove and set aside. To serve: Combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and stir through the cous cous using a fork to fluff up the grains. Add the almonds, cumin seeds, spinach, grapes, coriander and fetta. Top with a few extra grapes and serve. Alternatively, refrigerate until needed. Serves 4-6

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4 cups green grapes 3/4 cup no added sugar apple juice

Grape slushies Ingredients: 4 cups red grapes 1 cup no added sugar grape or cranberry juice

Method: Place the red grapes in a food processor or blender along with the grape or cranberry juice and blend until slushy. Remove and pour half the mixture in a large metal tray. Press the other half of the mixture through a sieve and discard the skins. Add strained juice to the tray and stir to combine. Cover and place in the freezer. Rinse the processor

or blender then repeat the process of blending and sieving the green grapes and apple juice. Pour into a metal tray, cover and place in the freezer. After the trays have been in the freezer for about 2 hours and the mixtures are nearly fully frozen, run a fork through each tray to separate the ice crystals, making the mixture light and ‘fluffy’. Serve the red and green slushies in separate glasses or cups immediately or return to freezer and serve when ready. Serves 4-6 Tip : Sprinkle the green grape slushie with mint to serve.

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

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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.

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intimate gathering has something for everyone’s

tours through the beautiful Italian Riviera and

taste and budget.

provides the inspiration for a lunch hosted by

"In 2008 it was recognised by The Australian’s

Lucio Galletto and co-author David Dale. Amanda

Travel & Tourism Awards as one of the best food

Tabberer will discuss her new book My Amalfi

experiences in the country,” ebullient festival

Coast, with a lunch orchestrated by the gifted

director Jim Berardo says. “The nomination not

James Kidman.

only serves to reinforce Noosa as Australia's

There are three Food Trails this year. The popular

premier regional culinary capital but also indicates

Seafood Afloat Trail features David Pugh and Matt

the festival’s unique attraction for people to sit,

McConnell; the Asian Food Trail features Cheong

chat and laugh alongside talented chefs,

Liew, Martin Boetz; and the new Ginger Food Trail

winemakers and producers in a beautiful setting.”

features The Buderim Ginger Cooking School’s

Some of the more intimate events that make up

resident chef Andrew Strange with Philip

the three day program include: Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes, a food lover’s

Guy Grossi of Florentinos, Melbourne

Noosa’s quintessential

dream come true. Groups of 16 will chop, mix and

food and wine festival

prep ingredients alongside chefs from Australia’s

continues to attract the hottest talent from


Johnson, Geoff Lindsay. Intimate groups are transported to idyllic locations where they mingle over lunch with a few glasses of wine and learn the best way to use luscious local produce. Each day of the festival is capped off with great

Australia’s food and wine scene. The festival which

restaurants, then enjoy the fruits of their labours

live concerts including Bjorn Again, Kate

is in its sixth year and runs from May 1 to 3, has

over lunch with wine under the Grand Marquee.

Ceberano, Marcia Hines and a host of local acts

over 100 food and wine experiences, many

The chefs are Guy Grossi, Nick Holloway, Alex

and roving performers.

tailored to the epicurean enthusiast who wants to

Kearns, Paul Foreman, David Coomer, Patrizia

get up close and personal with the experts.

Simone, Armando Percuoco and Steven Snow.

Each evening’s eight-course degustations with matching legendary wines at beautiful berardo’s

Whether you’re keen to learn new tricks in the

Italiophiles will be drawn to two very special

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NoosaStyleliving will be created by chefs from leading Italian restaurants. Geoff Lindsay of Pearl, Melbourne Tuckwell at Ma’Mensa. Head to the Grand Marquee on Saturday

At Rock Salt we let the food do the talking...

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The festival finishes on Sunday with a be

mega party. The Great Aussie Picnic and

created by brilliant chefs such as Armando

Live Concert includes food and wine

and Tony Percuoco, Giovanni Pilu, Tony

tastings; turn the tables and be the judge

Sassi, Guy Grossi and Patrizia Simone, who

of the food critics’ dishes; debate topical

hail from leading Italian restaurants.

issues with industry experts at Food &

On Friday and Sunday nights guest chefs star in local restaurants. Not-to-be-missed

Wine Hot Seats; and be entertained by the sassy, inimitable Kate Ceberano

are Fabulous Seafood with Robert Castellani of Donovans who joins Tony Holland-Bennett at Coconut Grove, and Like Naples and Portofino with Tony Percuoco of Fellini who joins Belinda


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

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Our Sunday lunch at Coconut Grove Bar Bistro was a triumph however stealing the show were smoked snapper croquettes. Could you ask the chef Tony HollandBennett to let us into his secret. Hilda van Hemmen, Mosman, NSW.

SMOKED SNAPPER CROQUETTES 1 500g * Noosa River Smokehouse smoked snapper fillet 500ml full fat milk 80g plain flour 80g butter 10 black pepper corns 2 bay leaves 1 onion, peeled, roughly chopped 1 egg 200g water

4 tbs plain flour 100g of Japanese breadcrumbs bunch watercress ( optional ) 2 tbs whole grain mustard 2 tsp fresh horseradish 3 lemons, cut into cheeks for squeezing 200ml mayonnaise Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees. In a deep tray, put the snapper fillet, peppercorns, bay, chopped onion and pour over the milk, cover with tin foil and place in the oven. Cook for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly, then place the smoked snapper on a plate and strain the poaching liquor discarding the onion etc. In a thick bottomed pan melt the butter slowly then add the flour. Keep stirring over the heat until a smooth paste is achieved.

Slowly add the warm milk, a little at a time constantly until you have a smooth, thick sauce. Continue to cook for 15 minutes stirring regularly. Remove the skin and bones from the snapper, flake the fish into the sauce and stir in gently taking care not to break up the fish too much. Add the mustard and chopped watercress (if required). Check the seasoning, pour the contents into a tray or bowl and leave to cool over night if possible . Roll all the mixture into cylindrical shapes of 2 inch by 2/3 inch Whisk together the egg and water and place in a bowl, put the flour and


horseradish mayonnaise and a lemon cheek . Makes 12. Note: Smoked ocean trout or smoked salmon could replace the smoked snapper if unavailable. Smoked snapper is available from Noosa River Smokehouse at the Noosa Farmer’s Market, every Sunday and selected outlets.


breadcrumbs into separate bowls. Coat the croquettes in the flour, removing any excess. Dip into the water and egg mix, covering the whole croquette. Then roll in the breadcrumbs, making sure the whole croquette is evenly coated. Continue until all the croquettes are coated with breadcrumbs. Combine the mayonnaise with the fresh horseradish. Preheat a deep-fryer or deep large pan to 185 deg and place the croquettes in, a few at a time and cook until golden brown. Place on kitchen paper to drain any excess oil. Serve hot with the

Don’t panic if you’re looking for organic ingredients. Organika is a true treasure trove of organic, natural, fresh and packaged food and when you ask brothers Kris and John Barry to think up a recipe, they’ve also got great ideas. Please ask them if they can suggest a vegetarian Thai-style dish. Greg Waight, Connells Point NSW

HOT AND SPICY THAI-STYLE NOODLES 150ml peanut oil 6 cloves organic garlic finely sliced 1 large organic onion roughly sliced 1 large stick of organic lemongrass finely sliced 1 large organic red chilli deseed if you wish

2 tbs finely chopped ginger 1 juicy organic lime 2 tsp palm sugar 1 stem organic bok choi chopped 1 stem organic pak choi chopped handful of organic raw cashews 2 big pinches of fine Himalayan salt 1 teaspoon of tamari sauce 2 teaspoons of fish sauce 1 packet organic soba noodles In a large frypan warm oil, add onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes. Add lemongrass, chilli, ginger, salt, tamari, sugar, lime juice and grate in a little of the rind also. Stir gently for ten mins then add cashews. Place on medium/low heat. Using a medium saucepan boil water for noodles. Place noodles in and softly stir until ready - around 2-3 minutes. Once noodles are done drain and place in frypan with other ingredients adding fish sauce, bok choi and pak choi. Toss in frypan for 5 mins adding extra oil if needed. (Extra oil adds a nice nutty flavour and is buttery on the palate. Toss and serve. continues next page... Serves 4.

A Taste of Thailand in the Hinterland Cooking Classes in Eumundi’s Range Winter Classes start in June - August Bring your own group of friends or join in one of ours, and learn the secrets of cooking Thai cuisine. Located in an old Queenslander overlooking the Hinterland, and just around the corner from the famous Eumundi markets.... You will learn how to turn fresh produce into authentic and modern Thai cuisine. Hands on cooking & sourcing of local produce, max 10 p/class Occasional Master classes by visiting Thai Chefs

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In for the chop Denis Poynton has always loved food and would do anything to help his mum prepare meals for dad and four siblings. At age13 he developed the Prep-Deck Pro chopping board making several dozen as gifts however it wasn’t until forty years later that the design became a commercial reality. His idea was to bring together a recessed area to collect the liquid/juices and a cut-out area to allow for easier distribution of food from the board to a cooking/serving utensil. Denis has worked on the Sunshine Coast in the hospitality industry including designing and installing commercial kitchens and in restaurants at different levels. His spit roast-style catering is still in demand today. When his mother died 12 years ago he inherited a tea chest of kitchen appliances including his cherished cutting board and Denis and partner Kathryn Porter began extensive market research to ensure the product would appeal to cooks and chefs. When it was finally launched last August the response was overwhelming. Prepdeck Pro has a non-slip base; ergonomic handles for improved safety, comfort and stability; a recessed channel and well which collects juices and allows for easy pouring; and a cut-away chute to sweep chopped ingredients into utensils. It is available in various retail outlets plus farmer’s markets and comes in seven colours for different types of food thus avoiding cross-contamination.

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hear the results, and said "At Starvedog Lane we take pride in the quality of wines from the Adelaide Hills, but the success of our Shiraz Viognier wines has been particularly rewarding. Our ultimate aim is to produce wines showing all the attributes of the Adelaide Hills with complexity and great personality. We are extremely selective in the vineyard and combine new and old world winemaking techniques to ensure maximum fruit and vineyard expression, so it’s great to see these efforts being recognised." "And receiving this result now is particularly pleasing, as we look at the fruit for the 2009 wine. I just hope to continue the fantastic precedent the previous vintages of this wine have set."

The Debut range presents the optimal fruit characters from each variety, grown in its most suitable cool climate vineyards. These wines offer accessibility with immediate satisfaction and enjoyment, complemented by bright and complex fruit driven, varietal character. Bright, complex, fruit-driven and full of varietal character - and ready to drink now! Capel Vale Debut Verdelho 2008 - rrp $17.95 Capel Vale Debut Pinot Noir 2007 - rrp $17.95

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STARVEDOG LANE WINS AGAIN... It seems Friday the 13th isn't always unlucky, with the announcement of results from the Sydney Royal Wine Show, where Adelaide Hills winery Starvedog Lane collected its seventh capital city trophy for their outstanding Shiraz Viognier blend. Although in the thick of vintage, winemaker Glenn Barry was thrilled to

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MONTANA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC voted shining star by Winestate magazine... As Montana prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the 2008 vintage wine has received five stars in Winestate’s Annual Australia and New Zealand Wine Buying Guide – 2009 edition. The Winestate Annual 2009 highlights the most outstanding wines tasted in 2008 and acknowledges the best of the best, with over 10,000 wines independently tasted. “Montana planted the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Marlborough, leading to the discovery of a flavour the world had not tasted before. 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of the first vintage of Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and this accolade from Winestate is another reason for our viticulture and winemaking teams to celebrate,” said Jeff Clarke, Chief Winemaker. Of the 2008 vintage, Jeff Clarke commented “Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a quality wine that is available throughout the world and within everyone’s reach. The flavours are typically bold, ripe and zesty - exactly what you’d expect from a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand’s quintessential wine style, a true kiwi icon.”


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synthetic sprays or chemical fertilisers have been used, instead natural preparations are made with plant based products and mineral extracts,,which respect the environment and increase the soils vitality. This method allows the winemaker to extract the 'sensuality of the land' which then expresses itself in an aromatic and complex palate. The champagne presents with a light amber colour, medium sized pearls and a bold flavour full of honey and floral tones. A rare delight - that will now be available from Organika in Noosaville, which has built up a huge following of loyal customers looking for true organic choices. Try it with their organic salmon.


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Enjoyed for thousands of years throughout far off lands, this unique and savoury juice has become one of the newest and most exciting beverage trends in the USA, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Asia. Now it is also available in Australia and New Zealand as well. High in Vitamin C, SENCE can be served alone as a refreshing alternative to soft drinks and juice - or be mixed with them. This delicate drop can also be used as a cocktail ingredient when combined with vodka, tequila, cognac, rum, gin, sake, champagne and some cordials. A delicate beverage, SENCE is distinctive in flavour and aroma, and has a beautiful light pink colour and allure. Combined with its stylish bottle which has the appearance of cut crystal - and the image is one of class and elegance. The unique rose from which SENCE is made is grown in Kazanlak, Bulgaria - and must be harvested during a three week period from late May to mid June. At this time the blossoms are picked between 3am and 10am, when dew levels are at their highest – obtaining maximum flavour and fragrance. A favourite drink at health spas and treatment facilities throughout the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe, and considered an elixir in Japan where it began being distributed in 2004; we can see this blushing pink elixir becoming a must have addition to special parties, functions, elegant events and luxurious spas around the country. A-Class Imports Pty. Ltd. is the exclusive importer of SENCE Rare European Rose Nectar in Australia and New Zealand. For further information please contact Shonel Balsillie or visit

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the best The Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club has morphed from a shed built eighty years ago, to a palatial edifice befitting its stature i n t h e c o m m u n i t y.

Writer: Helen Flanagan ever losing a life between the flags is a remarkable feat for the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving, the genesis of which was in 1915 when the first lifesaving reel was installed on Main Beach. Started by country visitors keen to look after family and friends during the holidays, the Cooroy Royal Life Saving and Surf Club as it was initially known, had its first patrols on Easter Saturday in 1928. It was renamed the Noosa Heads Royal Life Saving and Surf Club. At the time, the roads were barely passable and the club first patrolled in the area now known as Sunshine Beach, before the north-facing azure waters of Laguna Bay beckoned.




“In the early years money and equipment were at a minimum and transportation to the beach was by whatever means available,” former president and now the club’s patron Ron Lane reflected in Robert Longhurst’s book Bush to Beach: A History of the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club. “But through it all they persisted and the club survived, except for a short period during World War II when most able-bodied men answered their country’s call to arms. “As the years went by, memberships fluctuated through highs and lows and consisted mainly of boys from Gympie, Murgon, the hinterland and even Brisbane. Two such characters were Hugh Murray and Ken Mew who around 1940 worked at McWhirters in the Valley, rode their bikes to Noosa, slept on the side of the road and walked their bikes up the steep ranges near Eumundi. The 17 year-olds would send their tent ahead via post on the train to Cooroy where it would be picked up by a truck and taken to Noosa. They set up camp on the beach at the Point. Hugh, an 84 year-old retired army officer still lives in Brisbane and loves his sojourns to Noosa. He often recalls those good old days, especially the time he and Ken hired a wooden dinghy from Massoud’s boat hire for about ten shillings and had to rescue two 18 year-old girl tourists from the sandbar near the river mouth. Their efforts were rewarded with a


seat in the house... cake they’d baked. the-art facilities such as first aid room, two fully Also in 1940 the first club house was built and equipped training rooms, new gym for members to officially opened by local member Harry Frederick maintain their fitness levels, administration office plus Walker. There were 20 members. In 1949 the club significant storage facilities for equipment ensure purchased its first surf boat for 260 pounds. lifesavers are up to speed on any beach emergency. The shed was replaced in the early 1960s by a two“The redevelopment has enabled the various storey Besser block building and renovated again in components of the active club to find their own the 1970s allowing for the creation of the supporters’ homes within the complex and has had a dramatic club. It operated as the entertaining and dining areas, effect on the set-up time for daily patrols,” explains provided volunteer labour and most importantly Mick Froud who is club captain to 150 active, patrolling raised money for the members and 30 arguably the best seaside active lifesavers and reserve patrol views in Australia. club upgrades. members who are not Even today, revenue from the supporters’ club is on a regular roster but are required to maintain a supplemented by local businesses and the community minimum number of hours each summer. through donations and fund-raisers. This has enabled The supporters’ club bar and restaurant is now 40 per the purchase of power boats and inflatable rescue cent bigger, seating goes from 200 to 400 and the very boats, the building of the three towers for superior popular deck overlooking the beach, which is without coastal surveillance and covers the cost of a doubt the best seat in the house, has more than maintenance and associated equipment. doubled in size. There’s also a designated gaming Kerry ‘Pencil’ Sorensen, who was one of the ‘trekkers’ room and TAB area, a new island bar complete with 30 from Murgon 40 years ago, took over the club’s taps, a live entertainment area as well as a new kitchen. presidency in 2007. He and other club stalwarts such as Marino Maioli is at the helm of Beach Restaurant and Ian Young, life member and chairman of the Rod Child heads the kitchen brigade. The a la carte supporters’ club, have kept a close scrutiny on the $7.5 menu ranges from steaks, burgers, classic fish and chips million renovation and extensions which were opened and pasta dishes to salads and a seafood platter. recently by the Hon Neil Roberts MP, Minister for “We are extremely proud to unveil a facility that not Emergency Services and Queensland Surf Life Saving only provides our members with world-class Deputy President, Ralph Devlin. equipment and training but can also give our The total transformation of both the active members’ community one of the most desirable entertainment club and the supporters’ venues on the Sunshine Coast,” Kerry Sorensen says, club facilities, takes full adding that the opening coincides with the 100th year advantage of the of Surf Life Saving in Queensland. premier location which hugs Noosa’s Main Beach and Laguna Bay, and is complemented by arguably the best seaside views in Australia. The state-of-




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Hi Honey I’m Home!! After being away from her studio, Annie McDonald has returned, with a new range of fused glass jewellery. Last year traveling to the UK, London and New York, showing her jewellery range - she received a fantastic response, and is now ready to showcase around the world. Previously selling her jewellery and renowned kiln fired glass platters, down the east coast of Australia and Adelaide. It is now available to purchase through her website. Annie is also inviting groups to experience an afternoon at her studio at Black Mountain, Cooroy with a talk on her glasswork and demonstration. With a relaxed ‘high tea’ looking over the valley views to Mt Tinbeerwah. Bookings essential: 5447 6877

“true masterpieces of exquisite beauty for all who dare to be different”

“my work is inspired by my love of life and my beautiful environment”

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Arche shoes are made in the heart of France, in the Loire valley, by highly skilled craftsmen who are passionate about what they do. They devote all of their expertise to adding the finishing touches that you deserve. Arche shoes are exclusive, using a rich palette of materials and colours that reflect the latest trends. Our creative designs, advanced research into lasts and soles, the finest European soft leather, nubuck that is so comfortable to wear, the utmost care that we use in our traditional tanning and manufacturing processes, all add up to a unique, original and unequalled style that comes with a guarantee of unrivalled comfort. arche shoes, the ultimate in authenticity.

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loving the spirit of life... Aveda supports Earth Day... LIMITED EDITION “Light the Way” CANDLE The Aveda 2009 Earth Month campaign includes the launch of a limited edition Light the Way soy wax candle, to be sold during the month of April to raise funds and awareness for clean water rights across the globe. This year’s candle features a new, French-inspired stress-relieving aroma with 100% EcoCert certified organic ingredients, including lavender, lavandin and clary sage sourced from the south of France. Light the Way also features award-winning environmentally responsible packaging. Aveda will donate 100% of the proceeds to its global Earth Month partner, Global Greengrants Fund

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NoosaStyleliving To find adventure at every turn... Floriental (by Emilie Copperman) This sensual and unexpected scent beckons you to the surprises of love. It has stripped down the slightly heavy construction of its original family to reinvent its identity. More modern and subtle. With ravaging incandescence, it prefers the diffuse heat of the skin. It presents itself with distinction: green, acute, ivy leaves give it structure. And, ever so tactfully, it imprisons you in a fatal accord of violet and black tea leaves. It cannot be accused of lacking elegance. But who can resist its exquisite and languorous beauty?

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Resort Fashion, Shoes, Bags & Accessories

FINE HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY Stunning pieces are sold direct from Bernadette's boutique-style design studio, located just a stones throw from the magnificent Noosa River at Noosaville.

Designing distinctive jewellery since 1995. Silver, Gold, Fine Cultured Pearls and an endless variety of Gemstone Beads are transformed into high quality pieces with contemporary flair. Uniqueness, elegance and timelessness are vital to their creation.


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199 Gympie Tce Noosaville 4567 (next to newsagent) Ph 07 5449 7599 Fax 07 5474 2958 Email


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here do you live? We moved to Tarzali, a village close to Malanda in 2003, renovated a property on 2 1/2 acres, by extending it with a large outdoor living area to take advantage of the fabulous views. At 750 metres above sea level the views take in Queensland's two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Ker in one direction and from our deck where we sit with a glass of wine watching the sunset, there’s the distant Herberton Ranges. We love the diversity of wildlife on our land, the many species of birds including a young cassowary who visited after the cyclone, and the tree kangaroos are a delight. The Tablelands has a gentle atmosphere, wonderful waterfalls, volcanic crater lakes and rainforest walks. There’s a great sense of community and the people are friendly people. What do you do in your spare time?

Roger is a volunteer firefighter and chairman of Tarzali Rural Fire Brigade. He spent one wet and stormy night assisting paramedics move a 180kg man with a broken hip. We spent a couple of years building an investment property which Roger designed and helped build it and we painted and landscaped it. Gardening is very rewarding as everything grows so well. We enjoy an occasional game of golf at Millaa Millaa which is the highest course in the state and has an honesty box, also lunches to restaurants that feature local organic products and buffalo cheese. Jan has completed a cheese-making course and regularly makes a range including camembert, blue, fetta, brie, ricotta, quark, Wensleydale and mozzarella. What are some of the Noosa memories? In 1986 we moved from the Mary Valley to Eumundi and designed a purpose built studio/home on acreage. The house was chosen as one of Home Beautiful magazine's homes of the year. We enjoyed the village ambience, being centrally positioned, proximity to the beach and restaurants. One of our most treasured memories is of our wedding at The Jetty where we later celebrated 19 consecutive

anniversaries with Eddie and Judy still at the helm. Another favourite was Filligan's where Pete provided the most welcoming and genuine hospitality. We exhibited regularly in solo and group shows. In 1988 our work was selected for World Expo Brisbane and in Seville in 1992. Commissions included pieces for Noosa and Sydney Councils, Hyatt Regency Coolum and Queensland Tourism - Memento Awards. We completed commissions for St. Mary's Church Maryborough, St. Thomas More Sunshine Beach and St. Patrick's Church Gympie for architect Maurice Hurst. Through our studio we met many people and were commissioned to do some interesting projects with a set of ceramic periwinkle shells for a special anniversary necklace being one of the more unusual. We continue to work for Trio's, La Vida and Eartharomas Herb Craft and private customers such as Susie Osmaston who requested a replacement for a 20 year old pot. Describe your work. It is mostly wheel thrown and influenced by the traditional decorating techniques of 17th Century England. Queensland's natural beauty and the vibrant colours of the outback, reef and rainforest provide the inspiration. Since establishing our own studio in 1979 there has been a gradual evolvement of style. The challenge of new themes for exhibitions and HIGHLY GLAZED commissions stimulates AND VIBRANTLY the imagination in new directions whilst exploring COLOURED differing forms and CORAL CAY SHELLS BOWLS colours. Jan continues to WERE work on refining shapes COMMISSIONED and at present is drawing AND PRESENTED on memories of a TO GUESTS childhood in North Africa and Europe and the decorative features of mosques and medieval cathedrals. Current clients include The Cairns Regional Gallery, Tolga Woodworks, Australis Gallery, Kuranda, The Village Gallery, Palm Cove and numerous resorts Australia wide. Where have you been in the news lately? The most recent exhibition was Earthlinks at the Cairns Regional Gallery, a sister city show linking places such as Zhanjiang in China, Minami and Oyama in Japan, Lae in Papua New Guinea and Riga in Latvia. Recent commissions include a mural for a private residence on Bainbridge Island, USA and a set of commemorative wedding platters. We were delighted to be one of the winners of the national 2008 Memento Australia Awards which meant that 400 more of the highly glazed and vibrantly coloured coral cay shells bowls were commissioned and presented to guests at a Tourism Australia’s G’Day USA gala event in New York. Since receiving the award Jan has appeared on television and in newspapers, been requested to judge a national ceramic competition and conduct workshops, invited to exhibit in Japan and received a congratulatory letter from Rod Welford MP.

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Pampering the Balinese way...


If one were to devise the ultimate authentic day spa experience, it would surely combine the best of Balinese traditional therapies with a spa environment that celebrates nature. Such an authentic experience exists at Ikatan Day Spa, Noosa’s Balinese inspired sensation. Not just a day spa, it is a sensory journey! After summer, our skin is usually dry and dehydrated and in much need of some restoration. The Autumn Spice Ritual offers 2 hours of pampering with a Island Spice Scrub, Elemis Facial and Balinese Style Massage for $245 per person. During the Autumn package you will enjoy an exfoliating scrub (made exclusively for Ikatan Spa in Bali) of traditional Balinese spices blended together to create an exotic island body scrub to help increase energy levels, stimulate circulation and refine skin texture. Let your therapist send



your mind to another place while you enjoy the exotic aromas and relaxing scalp massage as your body absorbs the therapeutic effects of the treatment relaxed and ready to receive your massage. Ikatan Spa is renowned for their Balinese massage, a style of long flowing strokes combined with stretching and pressure techniques focusing on the areas of need, while incorporating the warmth of exotic blended oils to balance the mind, relax the body and nourish your skin and then time to enjoy your facial. World renowned Elemis brand is designed by nature and led by science in that the origin of the essential oils and absolutes are organically grown on their farms in Europe and they are then combined with leading technology to bring you the best in Anti-aging skin care. At ikatan spa we love working with Elemis products as they do not cause breakouts but are designed to heal calm and replenish moisture levels in the skin leaving your skin looking at its best straight after the facial.

Life is at a slower pace and time is plentiful at ikatan, where appointments are not booked close together allowing your therapist to have ample time to prepare and care for you. Ikatan resembles a Balinese village where your treatment room is a villa amongst tropical gardens and has feng shui ambience to enhance relaxation and tranquillity. Rather than being part of a shopping centre or hotel complex ikatan is a private day spa where you are surrounded by 1.5 hectares of tropical gardens. Ikatan Balinese gardens are now taking bookings for wedding ceremonies and Sparties (spa party). What more could you want than having an authentic pampering experience in Noosa’s most uniquely relaxing Day Spa! Listed in Australia’s top five ‘Best Destination Spa Experience’ in The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards


Best tressed ... HAIR DAMAGE DURING SUMMER IS OFTEN UNAVOIDABLE HOWEVER STRESS-FREE TRESSES AND A HOT NEW LOOK ARE JUST A SNIP, CONDITION AND TINT AWAY. re you close to pulling your hair out because it is dull, flat and has split ends? Are you wondering where your lustrous locks have disappeared to? You’ve probably spent every available opportunity during the summer months submerged in the sea or pool. Being constantly exposed to salt and chlorine will cause the cuticle to lift from the cortex leaving it scaly and uplifted. Ditto overexposure to heat from blow drying. Also chemical treatments such as bleaching, perms, straightening and colouring will break or even strip away the cuticle if they’re not followed by regular after-care treatment. Blondes may have more fun except in chlorinated pools which have a propensity to turn hair green. Time to take to the bottle tomato sauce that is, if you want to restore those golden strands. Rough towel drying and using towel turbans cause hairs to rub together resulting in breakage and frizzing, as does backcombing and excessive pulling with a comb or brush. When in the sun, mane damage can be avoided by wearing a hat. Try to blot your hair dry, and why not put away the hair dryer for a few days allowing it to dry naturally. If the blow dryer is a must, attach a nozzle to the dryer and aim it down the length of the hair, never against it as it will fray it and take away the shine. Adopt a regime of regularly shampooing to remove the accumulated sebum, dust, dirt; conditioning wet hair restores smoothness and shine; and keep it in peak condition by



using an intensive conditioning treatment alcohol, biscuits and soft drinks promote poor once a week to repair damage and boost immunity and fungus overgrowth which can shine. lead to dandruff and weakened hair. Industry professionals say that to maximize Massage two tablespoons of egg-rich the shine of pale, creamy-blonde hair use a mayonnaise into freshly shampooed hair, lightweight cream gloss or solid serum; to cover with a towel and after 15 minutes maintain the just-been to-the-salon copper- rinse/condition as normal, for a quick-fix coloured look, use a copper to red shampoo. treatment; add about 15 millilitres of liquid A fully bleached style will benefit from using a silica to your shampoo every time you wash glossing serum to smooth out the cuticle plus you hair; and always remember, it won’t a blonde shampoo and conditioner with a happen overnight… violet base; to maintain rich brown tones treat it weekly to avoid dullness; if volume is your thing use a volumising spray or mousse; and for short hair styling using a sea-salt spray for hold and control plus a matte wax for shine without the greasy look. Research show that dietary changes have an effect on the mineral and protein composition as well as the quality of hair. Increase your intake of fish, soy, free-range eggs and chicken for protein; eggs, tuna and green vegetables are rich sources of vitamins B3, B5 and B6, biotin, folic acid and lysine which promote hair jewellery artifacts textiles beads growth; and silicon-rich oats, high-bran cereals, brown rice, bananas and citrus fruits can strengthen hair. Regular junk food, The Blue Building, 50 Mar y Street sugar-rich desserts, Noosaville 5449 7988
























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A unique European appeal... The Village Square offers a variety of discovery options for both quality retail therapy and gastronomic enjoyment. A unique collection of shops and cafes are carefully positioned around a newly constructed square village green. With a stage at one end and bounded by tropical Pandanus trees and surrounded by additional landscaping and new shopping complexes Peregian Beach has truly become a shoppers hidden secret. And all within easy walking distance of the beautiful, patrolled Peregian Beach.

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Evolve is an original and refreshing concept store in the heart of Peregian Beach, which has established itself as the only place to go for beautiful baby wear, children’s clothing and pregnancy fashion for the new league of yummy mummies! You will find the lush soft leather bags from Arminee & Frank and the stylish summer fashion from Soon Melbourne will brighten the most sleep deprived mummy looking to keep her style stakes at the swing set. Evolve-mbh is also a selected stockists of Big by Fiona Scanlan, Sudo, Munster, vintage Teapony and Chookleaf hand made

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leather shoes. They are also the Sunshine Coasts exclusive stockists of 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 you’re ready to indulge in some seriously beautiful offerings from our favourites Elk Accessories and the quirky Dick & Dora! And because you deserve a break your little one can play blissfully in the enclosed play area provided by the thoughtful girls at Evolve-mbh.

Sincdesign Is passionate about representing artists, designers and brands that fulfill their aim and purpose to Trade Ethically. They provide encouragement and feedback by supporting artists and designers, so that they may experiment and explore their boundaries to help create items that are unique, functional, and of the highest quality all without losing their integrity. The ‘Gallery’ is tucked away off the square and provides a platform for emerging artists to show their collections in an environment that is warm, relaxed and fun. sincdesigns primary emphasis is on products that are totally original. Contributing to what is now the Peregian Design Hub they offer decorating and design advice and can help you to see your own ideas come to fruition.

This ever changing space is an experience and reminder that it is still possible to appreciate and purchase items with integrity as well as supporting this new group of producers who are determined to trade ethically whatever the cost.

S o u t h P e r e g i a n Tr a d i n g C o m p a n y This is one local business whose efforts to support young regional talent is paying off. This boutique is full of fun local designers' clothing, jewellery and spft home furnishing offerings. Owner Vicki Lemarseny is passionate about showcasing local talent, and now runs regular 'meet and greet' nights to give those who purchase or show interest in a particular designer the chance to sip some bubbles, nibble on savouries, and discuss and view their latest collections. A discount even applies on the night usually. The first Friday night function was held recently, to showcase one of the Top 10 Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field winning designers MiMi First and proved very successful. Vicki will also be running her popular night courses through Winter. The first four scheduled classes include, life drawing, French, Italian & knitting. You can register your interest in-store.

Wa h o o s e a f o o d a n d e n j o y Pleas from Peregian Beach locals to the owners of Wahoo Seafood have paid off. After seven years of dishing out the best takeaway including crumbed calamari and fish cakes, Nicole and John Siljuk have expanded and added a sixty-seater restaurant and bar which is open for lunch and dinner every day plus breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. An 80 year-old

Pandanus tree graces the alfresco dining area. Three chefs ensure everyone from gluten intolerant and vegetarian to non seafood eaters are catered for; daily specials take advantage of picked or caught-today produce, and at lunchtime expect light options such as steamed mussels, and wraps with smoked salmon or lamb fillet, in addition to more hearty dishes.

peregian beach hotel Family friendly is the key words for the Peregian Beach Hotel, the contempory design of the hotel SINCDESIG NS GALLER makes a welcoming place to sit and Y relax and enjoy some great food with friends and family. The kids will love the pizzas while the parents can choose from the extensive a la carte menu. New to the hotel are their boutique style liquior outlets trading as Liquior @ Your Local, one is in the Square on the ocean side and another in Duke St Sunshine Beach. The speciality of the stores are their great selection of wine and hard to get varieties, plus a great range of speciality spirits and of course beer at the right price.

fresh seafood... lunch & dinner alfresco dining under the pandanas tree DINE IN OR TAKEAWAY 4 HERON STREET PEREGIAN BEACH P: 5448 1491 - OPEN 7 DAYS




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NOOSA’S 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, and you will find a range of specialist beauty services, within this peaceful village setting that encourage 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 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.


LOU LOU S h o p 1 B , C n r A r c a d i a Wa l k & S u n s h i n e Beach Rd Noosa Junction - Ph 5449 2662


open mon to sat 9 - 5pm shop 3 25 sunshine beach road noosa junction (between ANZ Bank & Cinemas)

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Paul Austin Jewellers Oasis Centre, Sunshine Beach Road NOOSA JUNCTION Phone 5447 2404

noosa junction BEST KEPT SECRET... With the Junction’s constantly evolving persona, new traders are always finding the area a great place to move to. Here you will find an eclectic range of decorator items, lamps, flowers and goodies to create a wonderful shopping experience. 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 in this season’s styles and colours at I Cherry Shoes, where many of the shoe styles are 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 in the heart of Noosa Junction 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 Australian Bush Flower Essences to revive a kindred spirit. Mermaids Swimwear has the most diverse range of swimwear this 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

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

Pandora - available from Paul Austin Jewellers - Noosa Junction

and experienced staff specialise in fitting and helping people look fantastic for their 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.

New Life for Noosa Junction... Be prepared to see some changes to Noosa Junction in the coming 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. Minx & Max embraces the cooler months ahead with plenty of layering and colour options whilst comfort and practicality to design is understated yet edgy. The colour palette remains earthy, with black and greys in a myriad of shades providing the backdrop for splashes of brighter colour such as red and winter citrus. As always with Minx & Max there is a focus on beautiful fabrications in every collection. Winter 2009 really works for our Noosa lifestyle as the layer technique is great for our milder winters while the look is still right on the fashion.

Shop 8 Noosa Cinema Centre Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction Ph 5447 4622




Winter 2009 must-haves * Animal prints in all its variations * a Trench coat or parka * a jacket - leather or knit * trouser - slouch or slim fit * shoes - ballet flats and of course a boot * opaque hosiery * a scoop neck long sleeve tee for layering , The Jewellery Gallery @ mofo mens apparel is located in the heart of Carrington’s Noosa at the Junction. mofo provides urban fashion to the discerning customer. mofo was born out of a lack of choice for anyone seeking an alternative to surf brands. They are constantly looking for new and edgy designs, and currently they have brands from L.A - five four with its distinctive denim with an attention to detail and eight x, beautiful decay, from London duck and cover, and worn buy, also Australian brands 3rd born, vanguard from bris vegas, bjorn borg from Sweden , and accessories from gwag a French brand, and hats by coal from Seattle. For a look at the store and to check out some of their brands go to I Cherry Shoes latest range includes shoes from Naturalizer, offering both style and comfort. On offer is a great range of Guess shoes and boots at exceptional promotional prices from $89 to $139. Also now stocking the latest range of Guess handbags and wallets, along with Olga Berg day and evening bags. An excellent selection of ballets flats from $49.95. Their own exclusive range of shoes and handbags has just arrived from overseas. Just introduced in store is a

Stunning silks, beaded delicates, lace, cotton, linen and wool... Come in & discover a world of fine fabrics...

Shop 1 The Oasis Centre Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction Q 4567 Ph 07 5474 9799



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large selection of Cellini bags, wallets and travel wallets. You will also find shoes from Sachi, Pierre Fontaine and Zoom. A range of hosiery and products to care for your shoes and keep them looking their best. With Winter around the corner you can find yourself some great accessories from scarfs, gloves and caps. A large range of fascinators, hats and accessories to take you through any occasion. For shoes, bags, hats and accessories you really must see what I Cherry Shoes has in store.

“We are continually sourcing new products and designs to help you achieve an environment that best expresses your personal style.”

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8 Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction QLD 4567 Ph: 07 5447 3722 Open 7 days, Sat 10-4pm, Sun 10-2pm


G man hits Rhythm, romance and radio are an integral part of Sunrise Beach resident Kenny G Griffith’s life in the fast lane. ynamic entertainer ‘G. Man' as he’s affectionately known, hails from Trinidad and Tobago. In Bermuda he performed with The Real Thing steel band for 16 years followed by ten years cruising the Caribbean and the Mediterranean out of Canada, performing on five-star liners. Whilst on board he met Julie Roberts. No not Julia the Hollywood starlet but in Kenny’s eyes, equally gorgeous. “She’s Australian-born and was managing the boutique on the ship,” recalls Kenny.“When I went back to Canada, she returned to Greece. We just kept writing and talking to each other, then lost touch, finally finding each other again in 1997, realizing we missed each other and had something special going on.” He married Julie and lived in Sydney for a year before finding nirvana. “We bought a lovely house at Sunrise Beach then left the country to apply for residency at the Australian Embassy in Canada. Shortly afterwards it became official.” Kenny has a son, daughter and four grandchildren living in Bermuda while his other son Derek 'Boogie Man' Payne, who has his own band, partner Suzi Webber and their 9-year old son Marlachi live in Coolum. Julie’s family and her daughter also live nearby. Kenny has helped increase awareness and popularity for Caribbean music throughout the country and via his popular radio show The Caribbean Connection and Beyond, which airs on Australia's number one-voted community radio station FM 101.3.




Kenny loves life, his friends, fresh prawns, music of course but most of all he performing and having fun with the greatest party people on the planet. He plays drums with The Pantastics Steel Band, a local group that started out with humble beginnings and now is in great demand everywhere in Australia. Kenny also plays percussion and sings with the popular group The Banana Republic led by local Blues legend Al Hensley and featuring the sultry sax sounds of Kath Williams. His long awaited album Yours Truly includes a classic selection of hits from around the world from Quando Quando, Unforgettable, What a Wonderful World and Low Rider as well as original tracks sung in Kenny’s incomparable style. “This is a tremendously personal CD to me and I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as I have enjoyed making it,” says a proud Kenny who hired local music producer Robbie Ruger plus local musicians and backing singers.” Kenny, an Australian Citizen and Justice of the Peace, recently returned from a very successful tour as part of a steel band at the Melbourne World Global Music Festival representing the Caribbean. He loves to cook Caribbean-style fare such as curried goat and lamb and went to a Thai cooking school. “I enjoy cooking Thai however there’s a down-side to all the eating – I go to the gym because I’m hell-bent on losing my stomach,” says Kenny adding Julie works as a volunteer for Tourism Noosa and at the op-shop plus casually for the Noosa Queen River Cruise Boat, so she too is busy.

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s the spot.. Fellow Noosan and friend Cathy Young who’s a Juno award-winning singer and regarded by Kenny as his adopted sister, revealed that Kenny also has a penchant for acting:“He was originally slated to play Horse in the Jally Productions of The Full Monty but because of subsequent scheduling problems a replacement had to be found. He asked his pal Hollywood Herb who said he would do it. “Well, neither Kenny nor Jally mentioned the lineup change to anyone and half of Noosa, mostly women needless to say, turned up on opening night expecting to see Kenny's Full Monty. While Herb didn't disappoint, there were still complaints about missing Kenny in the buff. I know. I was there.”





The love of so many little girls’ lives has turned 50. ard to believe it, but who would have thought that Barbie, the iconic blonde with the world’s best wardrobe, would be turning 50. With the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and surrounded by ten little girls, all dressed in Barbie pink of course, television celeb Erika Heynatz sang Happy Birthday to a 2.1 metre tall Barbie cake created by fashion designer Alex Perry, jeweler Stefano Canturi, hairdresser to the stars Joh Bailey and cake designer extraordinaire Anthea Leonard. Barbie sparkled in her mud cake and icing creation encrusted with Swarovski crystal created by Alex; her perfectly quaffed hair was styled by Joh and just for the occasion she wore $50,000 of Canturi jewels. Having always been known for her impeccable fashion sense, Barbie’s party outfit was made using 500kg of chocolate mud cake, 50kg of chocolate, 600 eggs, 100kg of sugar, 250 kg of chocolate ganache, 12 litres of sugar syrup, 70kg of icing and 200 flowers instead of her usual fantastic plastic. The spectacular cake form was inspired by the Australian tradition of home-made Barbie birthday cakes, featuring a Barbie doll inserted into a pyramid of chocolate mud cake and frosting. The world’s largest Barbie cake was devoured by the party guests. If you would like to catch up with Barbie and happen to be in Melbourne from 26th June to 12th July, check out the largest collection of Barbie Dolls ever assembled in the Southern Hemisphere at the Forever Barbie Exhibition in Federation Square.

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happy birthday Barbie... Cool change THINK HAUTE HIPPIE, A TAD BOHO, REVISITING THE 70S, ALL TEAMED WITH BOLD ACCESSORIES THIS AUTUMN So what's in? Leather will be big - black, tan or brown and in anything from jackets to skirts to leggings to gloves. Also look out for ankle boots, bright bags and angular patterns. Silky fabrics in striking colours draped sensuously mix well with the after-five set or for winter chic-ness try botanical prints in rich shades. Suit up with a retro tux, wide leg pants and a waistcoat ensuring the girly ruffled shirt remains a talking point. Checks are back in vintage-inspired swing jackets or strut your stuff with a military-style double-breasted version. Lacy is lovely especially in a short mini to show off exceptional pins

or textured knits in roll-necks and tweed pencil skirts are perfect for the skinny-mini body types. Get into the global groove with exotic threads such as feathered skirts with safari jackets, jewel-encrusted cat suits in natural earthy tones or go tribal with African-inspired footwear. Consider going wild with zebra-print maxis and mini-shifts or leopard-print shifts, skirts and jeans. If going wild is not quite your thing how about jazzing up a back dress with a faux reptile-skin bag or glossy snakeskin tote? Don’t forget the accessories. Shoes, bags, belts and jewellery are out there big and bold and making a radical statement. From origami-detailed clutches, satchels and totes to hold all, over-sized knee-length gum boots, felt hats and jeweled belts to heart-stopping faux gem cuffs, out-there knuckle-duster-style rings, natural zircon rings or big pearls in rose gold, wood-beaded bracelets, earrings and necklaces, also multi-coloured resin bangles worn solo or preferably in multiples give the blingy, jingle, jangle feel and the notice-me-cool look that’s so necessary for chilling out in style.

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5 reasons your problems aren’t being solved and 5 ways to solve them... Productive Thinking e x p e r t , K e n Wa l l , t e l l s us the five things we do to hinder productive thought processes and the five things we can d o t o t h i n k b e t t e r. Five reasons your problems aren’t being solved:

1. Thinking that you can’t! Whether you think you can or you can’t achieve something, in both cases you’ll be right. Negative expectations or a pessimistic view will ensure you don’t put enough energy into finding a better way. So think about what ‘could be’. Ask “what would an optimist would do in this situation?”

2. Using the same reasoning that got you to where you are. Einstein put it perfectly when he said; “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Challenge your problem solving methods. Learn some new approaches.

3. Follow the silly rule: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Unless of course, you would prefer to still be using a typewriter. The best bet is to look at the things that DO work to find out why, and then make them even better.

4. Blame and recrimination.

3. Draw a picture of the problem.

It’s unbelievable how much energy is wasted on making sure someone else carries the can. One political party blames the other, management blame the staff, husband blames the wife, children blame the parents, and parents blame the school. Think what MIGHT be possible if we decided to work together to find solutions!

Then think about what it would be like to have already solved the problem and draw a picture of what that might look like. This forces you to use your ‘right-brain’ to describe the situation rather than using the more conventional ‘left-brain’ listing process.

4. Ask lots of questions - ask lots of people. 5. Fear of being wrong. We often don’t put forward enough ideas because we worry too much about whether people will like them or not. There is no such thing as a bad idea. Five things we can do to help us think more productively:

1. Take time to understand what’s going on. What’s the itch, what bugs you about the current situation? Make a note of EVERYTHING you know about the situation, who else is involved and WHY it bugs you. Make sure you are not determined to ‘buy a house in the country’ when the real problem is proximity to the in-laws. Be sure that you are asking the right question before you start searching for the best solution

2. Look in different places for solutions. Go to the bookshop and buy a couple of magazines you have never bought before. Search different articles for new perspectives. You’ll be amazed at the different approaches to problem solving adopted by different interest groups. You might even find that fresh ideas just pop out of the page!

It just doesn’t matter if you don’t have the best solution at your fingertips. In fact, if you do find a solution straight away, it’s more than likely to not be the best one. The more options and opinions you have, the better your solution will be. But make sure you ask a variety of people – if you ask a dozen accountants you are very likely to come up with a financial solution. Maybe ask the butcher as well. And listen to their reply – generally speaking if your lips are moving, you are not learning much.

5. Separate your thinking. It’s just not possible to think ‘creatively’ and to think ‘critically’ at the same time. First use creative thinking techniques to list all the ideas that come to mind. Make sure to include the really wild ideas in the list! Then choose the best idea to work on for the moment. You can always go back and choose another option later. So make lists, then make choices.

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Today, Beethoven’s most difficult music is revelatory. He wrote music that broke the rules, magically creating insights into humanity beyond the merely musical. He created a new language of thinking, hearing and feeling, based on sound and the deceptively dry notation and representation of notes and silences, paintings in time, with sound providing the palette of musical hues. Without Beethoven, and not forgetting the other great masters of intonation and consonance, humanity would be less. When wonderful music is heard at a live concert, we can experience at first hand what the composer may have intended. But if we enjoy the same music in our own home, on great speakers that faithfully reproduce any of the orchestras we choose in the world, or any of its musicians, when we have that at our fingertips, how fortunate we are. You may enjoy the pianist Ben Zander’s talk on music and passion at enjamin_zander_on_music_and_p assion. At fi, music is our passion.


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ith its natural timbers, nautical lines and five-star accoutrements, the Hall’s home is evocative of a boutique hotel and shrieks of must-move-in-now style.

With its natural timbers, nautical lines and five-star accoutrements, the Hall’s home is evocative of a boutique hotel and shrieks of must-move-in-now style. Take a simple two bedroom cottage in Arkana Drive and apply the similar architectural and design principles which have been used by the consummate boaties for over 30 years in many Noosa houses and famous restaurants, such as their own Coconut Grove at Sunshine Beach. The bistro and bar, managed by Leonie Palmer-Fisher and Steve Fisher, is where location-perfect pupus take centre stage, there’s a getdown vibe, the ceiling fans are colonial-era and the overall look is casual, sophisticated, plantation coastal and definitely cool. Not dissimilar to their home which has morphed into a three bedroom, two bathroom masterpiece. On the elevated side of the tree-lined street you are greeted by one of the ex-boat builder and cabinet maker Geoff’s distinctive monikers, that of pineapple cut-outs stamped into the gates. When opened via the visual intercom, a sun-drenched, very private pool area is revealed. Throw back the bifolds on the side of the house from the open-plan living, high-ceilinged dining and kitchen with their beautiful spotted gum flooring, and the outdoor room and barbecue area with its trickling water fall and pond, becomes the perfect playground for entertaining. Ditto the massive roofed deck which seamlessly slides to the outdoors and has railings and a marine-look timber flooring, redolent of the prow of a boat. Needless to say cocktails and stunning sunsets are de rigueur. continues next page NoosaStyleLiving



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Cabbage Tree palm, Canary Islands date palm, Kentia palm, especially popular for indoors and the Parlour palm. When the budget is no object, mature Cuban Royal or Dwarf date palms planted as stand-alone add a definite wow factor to any garden.” Phillip O’Malley is a big fan of palms having used them in many of his award-winning garden designs:“They are a classic symbol of the tropics, are reminiscent of balmy days and holiday memories, and for sub-tropical dwellers, they can seem too ubiquitous,” says Phillip who advises against having a collection with one of every type.“Palms have such particular forms and different species can clash when put together. It’s best to choose one or two species and use them well. “An avenue of palms lends a classic element to design; a copse or group planting gives a naturalistic look; some palms have such striking form that they can be used in a modern sculptural way; always use palms with care; and balance vertical form with layers of groundcovers, shrubs and trees. “Bottle and Spindle palms are perfect for small coastal


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design files DESIGNS TO MAKE YOUR HEART SING hara Spencer Jurss trained as a decorative paint and finishing artist in the United States. She perfected and expanded her craft, opened offices in Malaysia and Vietnam, received lots of media attention, but always knew that a return to Australia and more specifically Noosa was inevitable. Plus she would then reconnect with her friend Stephanie Harrison who she regards as a “soul sister, even reading the same books”. For 20 years artistic Stephanie has been highly sought after for her interior designs. She specializes in eclectic and timeless designs, renovating, furniture packages, colour consultancy plus specifications for new and existing homes. She concurs with Shara that they have a shared philosophy of Shara Spencer Jurss & Stephanie “not following fashion trends and Harrison living with things that make your heart sing. Getting rid of everything when you move here is like cutting the umbilical cord of your tapestry of life.” “Why not mix the timeless with quirky or eclectic,” suggests Shara.“A chair covered in a mad fabric; a bold-coloured wall using wallpaper, perhaps stripes with something contemporary.” In 2000 Shara returned to Noosa and recently Stephanie, who with equally clever hubby Charlie is relocating to Bali, asked her if she would interested in her business which is located at WD Would Designs in Mary Street. Shara leapt at the opportunity. “I felt so honoured and so proud to continue the business which will be known as Harrison Interior Design by Shara.”



Maybe black isn’t the best way to go, come to think of it, white probably isn’t either, but the important factor is it’s all about you, your lifestyle, what matters most to you and what you want to get out of life. Your home and the way you dress should reflect that. A little cottage in the middle of nowhere can have the same impact as that fabulous beachfront home. It’s all about that special something that you love with a passion. It may not cost the earth but you have to have it and when you bring it home and sit with a glass of wine to admire your newfound treasure you know

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There are so many factors to consider, budget often being

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The British theatrical sensation STOMP returns to

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funky or maybe the hardest of all that effortless look as

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though it has all been thrown together with incredible ease,

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From a single drum, hanging around Luke Cresswell’s

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cashmere jumper over their shoulders with a pair of old

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man that began an era.

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Seen by more than 20 million people in over 16,000

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Urban Basins – a touch of Italian flavour to the bathroom mix... The simply stunning range of Urban basins from Paco Jaanson include a unique blend of theoretical and practical living. The collection has been created by a number of designers with practical industry experience and international reputations. This means that you now have the opportunity to combine a unique art piece into your bathroom creation. Urban Basins also give you the opportunity to acquire a contemporary flavour in your bathroom interior, and embrace an individual sense of aesthetic with Urban Basins. For national stockists call 1800 006 260 or visit





the ultimate lifestyle destination...


oosa, and its world famous shopping and dining precinct, Hastings Street is recognised as one of Australia’s ultimate lifestyle destinations. It is a location synonymous with laid back luxury, fine food, culture, beautiful beaches and natural surrounds. Over 1.7 million visitors flock to Noosa each year, keen to experience a touch of ‘Noosa style’. The new $300million Viridian Resort and Spa will deliver yet more style and luxury to Noosa when it opens for business in April 2010. Hawaii’s largest hotel group, the prestigious Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, will manage the resort. Currently under construction, the Leighton Properties and Macquarie Group of Companies Joint Venture project is located on Noosa Hill, just off Hastings Street. The resort will feature144 premium one and two bedroom suites and 54 luxurious villas and penthouses with a total capacity for over 700 guests. Lucky holidaymakers will enjoy access to a deluxe day spa, conference centre, bar and licensed restaurant all just footsteps away from Noosa’s National Park and Main Beach. Multi-award winning Australian architect, John Mainwaring has designed the resort. Viridian’s resort suites and villas are currently selling off the plan. The resort has already attracted a number of astute investors, keen to secure their piece of prime real estate in one

real estate

Affordable units continue to appeal...




ver recent years, units and townhouses have been the most affordable option for first home buyers, but this trend is currently taking a breather, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). As house prices escalated, units and townhouses were the most affordable – and often the only – option for first home buyers. But with the $14,000 and $21,000 boost monies now available, many first-time buyers can now afford to buy a modest house instead. “This trend, plus investors not yet comprehensively returning to the market, means the unit and townhouse market has been affected by lower overall demand in the December quarter. Over the year, however, most areas recorded steady price growth,” REIQ chairman Peter McGrath said. Following a state-wide property trend, there has been a

of Australia’s favourite holiday locations. It has been over 20 years since the last five star resort was built in the Hastings Street precinct. When Viridian opens next year, holidaymakers and investors will agree that it has been worth the wait. 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 or for more information on the Viridian Beach Villas on Little Hastings Street, visit

notable increase in the number of affordable units and townhouses sold. REIQ figures show about 85 per cent of all unit and townhouse sales were for under $500,000 in the December quarter, up from 79 per cent six months before. This increase in the number of affordable unit sales has lowered the median price in many areas of the State. “Some regional areas have also been affected by new developments – perhaps begun during the highs of 2007 – coming on to the market simultaneously,” Mr McGrath said. “And given this oversupply in some areas – as well as restricted access to finance – land previously ear-marked for unit developments is remaining undeveloped.” While there have been mixed results across the State, the unit and townhouse market is likely to stage a come-back as demand from investors increases. First home buyers are also expected make a return as the stock of affordable houses is depleted by the current strong demand.





PARIS TANGO By Carla Coulson

books & cds

Author and photographer relocated to Paris in 2000 and used her lens to


By Simon Callow and Paul Burrows

AUDITION By Ryu Murakami Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn't dated anyone in the seven years since

follow in the footsteps of some of the

Millennium Trilogy. Lisbeth Salander is a

City of Lights’ greatest visual historians

wanted woman. Two Millennium

Take a tour to Europe’s greatest cities

Now even his teenage son Shige has

such as Atget, Cartier-Bresson and

journalists about to expose the truth

and back to the times when they

suggested he think about remarrying.



about the sex trafficking trade are

influenced and inspired some of the

So when his best friend Yoshikawa

incredibly evocative images. There’s also

murdered and Salander’s prints are on

most important names in classical

comes up with a plan to hold fake film

joy in Carla’s text that’s weaves through



music. Presented by the celebrated

auditions so that Aoyama can choose a

the beautiful photographs.

unpredictable and vengeful behaviour

British actor and music expert Simon

new bride, he decides to go along with

“On moving to Paris, I met many

makes her an official danger to society –

Callow, it mixes travel, history, music and

the idea.

Parisians who welcomed me into their

but no-one can find her. Mikael

philosophy in a spectacular European

Of the thousands who apply, Aoyama

world for a morning, and afternoon, a

Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium,

odyssey exploring the lives of the

only has eyes for Yamasaki Asami, a

night - I felt like Alice in Wonderland. I

does not believe the police. Using all his

romantic composers including Chopin,

young, beautiful, delicate and talented

found a visual feast in a land devoted to

magazine staff and resources to prove

Elgar, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Journey to

ballerina with a turbulent past. But there

beauty, where people worship the finer

Salander’s innocence, Blomkvist also

destinations like Moscow and St

is more to her than Aoyama, blinded by

things in life,” says Carla who used

uncovers her terrible past, spent in

Petersberg, Rome and Naples. The

his infatuation, can see, and by the time

categories such as Moulin Rouge, the

criminally corrupt institutions. Yet

stories of these master musicians and

he discovers the terrifying truth it may

Marais, dogs and dance.

Salander is more avenging angel than

the cities that lived and worked in are

be too late.

helpless victim. She may be an expert at

brought to life with an idiosyncratic mix

staying out of sight – but she has ways

of insight, authority and charm.






the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko.

Ryu Murakami delivers his most subtle and disturbing novel yet,

of tracking down her most elusive

confirming him as Japan's master of the



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The original Walt Disney classic that inspired the world To Wish Upon A Star... To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Pinocchio, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released one of its most celebrated and loved Platinum Editions from the Disney Vault on DVD and Blu-ray. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration that shines brilliantly on 2-Disc DVD and 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo


Pack. Full of Academy Award-winning music, including 1940 Best Original Score and Song, brilliant animation and a heartwarming story



that has inspired millions, Pinocchio reminds us all of the power of love, family and believing in your dreams. Available now.

KNOWING Directed by: Alex Proyas Starring: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn &Terry Camilleri In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Myles. But it is Caleb's father, professor Ted Myles (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery - that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document's secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events—the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.



baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts will have the carry baskets groaning. On Saturday 21 March it’s the Original Eumundi Market’s 30th birthday party. stablished in 1979 with a dozen stallholders selling their wares Step back in time to the 70s. Enjoy bands and entertainment, inside and around the hall, today’s Eumundi Markets has dress up in 70’s gear to be in the running for sensational prizes and grown to about 350. Lindy Bonwick has been there from day indulge in a huge birthday cake. one. “The hippies weaved baskets and made sandals and I sold On Saturday 16 May the All Well & Good is a health and wellness plants, herbs, citrus fruit and avocadoes – oriented day with a wide range of speakers whatever we were growing in our garden or our and practitioners promoting the benefits of a neighbour’s in Cooloolabin. It was a country-style healthy mind, body and spirit. Enjoy free THE STALLS CLUSTER market and very simple compared to the flashy workshops in yoga, tai chi, massage therapy AROUND THE TOWERING markets of today. I had a sign which said ‘don’t and meditation, and follow an All Well & HERITAGE-LISTED FIG panic it’s organic’ and then changed it to ‘don’t Good Trail through the market. All Well & TREES, SELLING A RANGE OF GOODIES TO SUIT moan it’s homegrown’. These days I sell mainly Good is an opportunity to showcase the EVERYONE AND ALL nuts, avocadoes, honey and baked vegetarian great selection of natural health care and TASTES. food.” alternate practitioners within the markets. The markets open every Wednesday and On Sunday 28 June the Eumundi FoodFest, Saturday morning plus Thursday evenings now in its seventh year, brings together local through December and January. The stalls cluster producers, growers, chefs, restaurateurs, around the towering heritage-listed fig trees, entertainers and food lovers with a host of selling a range of goodies to suit everyone and all cooking presentations and demonstrations tastes. There are original artworks, sculptures, and throughout the day. It’s a “must do” for those furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and with an appreciation of fresh and fabulous skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and food. jewellery by local designers. The Weekend of 12 September is the And when a break from shopping is needed Australian Body Art Carnival, a ‘Festival of why not sit back and be entertained by a stellar Colour’ centred around body art in its many Musician Juzzie Smith is one of the line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the and varied forms – from face painting right earliest stallholders and still trades groove. You can also have your face painted, your through to full body painting using airbrush, at the markets every Saturday palm read or indulge in a massage. sponge and brush, as well as special effects. In If you’re a foodie, calamari, paella, sushi, gourmet pizza, organic addition to the spectacular body art, the 2009 Carnivale features donuts, handmade chocolates, quality coffee, old fashioned traditional Aboriginal body painting, a Wearable Art competition lemonade, and more will pacify your taste buds. A wealth of fresh and parade, a photographic competition, pavement art, a visual art produce such as organically grown fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly exhibition, as well as life drawing and sculpture workshops.





TINA COOPER GALLERY International Hot Glass Artist


Shane Bowden

Colourful controversial and sexually playful

Inspiring NEW Artworks

Making a big splash on Hastings Street is Le Blanc Contemporary Art Gallery.

galleries such as several he did in the US for Australian photographer Peter Lik and marketing.

Shane Bowden knows how to make an impression. Born

The USA’s loss is now Noosa’s gain. Shane’s gorgeous wife

in Brisbane he left in 1998 to travel and expand his artistic

Johnna, a former make-up artist to stars such as Natalie

horizons throughout Europe and the UK before settling in

Portman, Celine Dion and Cameron Diaz, agreed to move

the USA to study painting and drawing at U.N.L.V. He later

downunder sight unseen so they could follow their dream

moved to New York in 2004 and 2005 to try and finish his

- have their own gallery and 22 month-old son Seven

studies under the Atelier System at N.Y.S.S.

schooled here. Le Blanc Contemporary Art has opened to

The dashing-looking artist calls himself an “abstract

an adoring audience in the On The Beach complex. Shane

expressionist action painter” and says “I owe a debt to

believes Noosa is the “closest thing we have to the south of

abstract expressionists like De Koenig, Cy Twombly, Pollock

France and “Hastings Street is the perfect place for a full-on

and current contemporaries Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor

contemporary art gallery specializing in fine art hanging.”

and Jonathon Meese.”

Artists represented include Dean Reilly, Jennifer

The New York Times said: “His work is immediately engaging, in your face, big bold and brashy, sometimes

Converse, Yvette Swan, Andrew Martin, Lindsay Polson, Michael Plumridge and Alan Pearson.

achingly simple, colourful and controversial and sexually

Inventory artists include Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor,

playful.” Shane is part of a new breed of emerging

Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Julian Opie, Salvador Dali, Tom

contemporary artist who wear their influences on their

Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Takashi

sleeve and make no apologies for they are and what their


art stands for. “I felt after leaving the protocol and structure

Shane’s paintings are also on show of course and whilst

of my studies, that my work evolved for me personally and

he’s still an early career artist he’s quickly gaining a

creatively. With no boundaries, I love to paint on a primal

reputation as one of a group of great emerging artists with

level. No matter whether it’s simple or layered with

long term sustainability.

structure and intensity. It is all purely emotional, and

Hastings Street is the perfect place for a fullon contemporary art gallery specializing in fine art hanging.”

passionately executed.” Apart from painting 500 to 600 canvases a year Shane found he has a natural talent for curating, setting up

Tina Cooper International award-winning, hot glass artist Tina Cooper has expanded her already vast gallery with a new entrance and exciting new exhibition space. To celebrate the launch, Tina is working with local indigenous artist Sue McPherson on the


exhibition ‘Melt – Sisters United in Glass‘, which will feature glass artworks such as coolamons, sacred stones, totems and figures. The exhibition will be something that has

Artists Tina Cooper & Sue McPherson

never been seen before, and visitors to the new space will surely take home an experience to remember.

Shop 4/106 Memorial Drive “Top End of Town” Eumundi Phone: 07 5442 8110

Tina Cooper & Sue McPherson Sue is typically a traditional indigenous canvas painter -

This is a celebration of two woman from two different

but this exhibition reflects a transition from canvas to the

cultures - coming together to honour and record

unpredictable and fascinating medium of hot glass. Sue

indigenous culture and express their own interpretation.

says “It’s a new chapter full of huge possibilities. With Tina as

Tina and Sue have had a connection for many years, which

my mentor and mate, I look forward to a journey full of big

started with Sue painting on Tina’s glass work. This was not

creative growth.”

enough for Sue, as she wanted to get closer to the heat,

The exhibition opens Sunday 12th April . If you wish to

intensity, and beauty of glass blowing. Now the journey has

come to the opening evening of the exhibition, please feel

begun, both women are happy with their ever-evolving

free to email your details to:

creativity and spiritual link.





Caroline Magerl... a natural story teller aving spent her first 20 years cruising the east coast of Australia aboard her


families’ yacht, it is little surprise that artist, Caroline Magerl, has once again returned to live on the Sunshine Coast. Once described as a ‘Painter’s painter’, her

work is known both nationally and internationally for her evocative portraits, whimsical animals, quirky cartoons and fabulous children’s illustrations. Given an opportunity to learn the art of printmaking with master printmaker, Deborah Perrow, she left Eumundi two years ago to experience the city life of Canberra. Along with these new experiences and adventures came an introduction to other members of the art world. As much as they loved their new life, Caroline and her family missed Queensland, the landscape, the weather, the water... It was hard to turn her back on a lifetime spent in the tropics. It was only natural they would return to the Coast. A natural story teller, she can paint an image in your mind with words as cleverly as she can paint a story on canvas. Even with a sombre subject, there is always a quirky little glint in her eye. This hidden element is to be found by the admirers of her work. Caroline feels that to paint, she needs to be “in love” and “right up to my neck in it.” Quoting Novalis “the seat of the soul is where the inner and outer world meet, that is what I feel I am dealing with, a sort of poetic subtext of life”. Caroline is a modest women, who crosses all aspects of the artistic world. As well as painting, she continues to illustrate for ABC books, will soon take up a Residency in Melbourne with the Children’s Book Council and was recently approached by an Italian literacy movement, headed by Aeronwy Thomas (Dylan Thomas’s daughter), to include some of her paintings in their international blog. The Coast has been a major part of my life over the last 8 years. It has been the inspiration for much of my work and has a distinct context with the area and in particular this gallery. It seemed only natural to have my latest paintings shown here. Caroline will be exhibiting a collection of new works at The Gallery Eumundi from 3 April.



NoosaStyleliving Beautiful art to be discovered in Buderim... Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, is one of Queensland’s most beautiful galleries and promises to be a delightful experience for art buffs keen to discover more galleries on the Sunshine Coast. Tucked away in the pretty mountain village of Buderim which is only 35 minutes from Noosa and 10 minutes from Mooloolaba, the gallery is housed in a charming and intriguing cottage that is bursting with beautiful art in a picturesque garden setting. Year-round Tiffany Jones Fine Art shows the region’s biggest selection of fine Australian investment art as well as vibrant contemporary and decorative work by talented painters from all over Australia. Gracing the walls of the cottage are original paintings by our nation’s most eminent artists, including David Boyd, Robert Dickerson, Pro Hart, Hans Heysen, Albert Namatjira, Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Geoffrey Proud, Hugh Sawrey and Tim Storrier. The gallery also offers a large selection of Norman Lindsay works being the Queensland specialist in art by this legendary painter of the female form. In addition to their impressive selection of prestigious and collectable paintings, from April till June this year Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery is also offering art collectors a range of monthly focus showings by some of their most popular and talented artists. In April 2009 marvel at the classically beautiful paintings by Joseph Frost, one of Australia’s most skilled marine artists. Frost’s evocative and romantic oil paintings of ships and the sea convey a highly realistic depiction of the fall of light over water with harmonious tones and exacting intricate detail. Then go on a flight of fancy in May when the gallery unveils whimsical and vibrant new art by Vivienne Heckels at her “Songs of the Bush” focus. Vivienne’s textured, quirky and highly original paintings of children and animals playing against a backdrop of mystical bush and seascapes exude freedom and happiness. Vivienne’s affordable original works are exclusively shown in Queensland at Tiffany Jones Fine Art. The beauty and character of Australia’s landscape and people will be the theme of new art by talented painters Robert Todonai and Robert Pope at their feature focus “Two Bob’s Worth” during June. Working from a fascinating stone castle, these artists have a refined impressionist style with oils that have appealing colour, beautiful graduated tone and a quality finish.

MOST COLLECTABLE - SEE THEM AT PUTIPULA GALLERY The recent Australian Art Collector magazine (the Bible for serious art collectors) highlights 50 of Australia's most collectable artists of 2009 and they have named Tjala Arts as one of the most exciting Indigenous Art Centres this year. The really exciting thing is that you don't have to travel 3,000km to see this vibrantly brilliant work, it's right here in Noosa at Putipula Gallery. "Tjala Arts, a relatively new centre at Amata in the far north west of South Australia (known as the APY lands) and it is certainly one to watch," says Putipula Gallery owner, Gillian Steel. "They are fostering some strong artists with senior artist Ruby Williamson leading the way. With a successful debut solo exhibition at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi held recently and her work being acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Ruby and other artists from this art centre are really in demand." Other artists from Tjala Arts also making impressions with serious collectors include Ray and Lucy Ken, Tiger Palpatja and Barbara Mbitjana Moore. Beside Tjala Arts over eight significant art centres including the stunning work from Tjungu Palya (also featured in the Art Collector Magazine) in the APY lands - an area that has seen a veritable explosion of exceptional art in the last few years can be viewed at Putipula all year round. Gillian Steel selects and collects the work from the art centres personally and ensures that all the artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity issued directly from the art centre to guarantee the provenance of the work. If you haven't been to see the work at Putipula Gallery yet, prepare yourself for a visual feast. The vivid colours of the desert and the atmosphere that Gillian has created in the gallery can see you happily waste a few hours being entranced by the energy of the colours and the richness of the stories. Find exceptional quality Indigenous artwork, artifacts, gifts and much more




art materials workshops product demos af ter school kidz programs, adults drawing , mixed media, watercolour, acr ylics, tile painting , oil painting , pastels & more.

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Unit 7 No 171 Eumundi Road or top of Commerce Court, Noosaville Ph: 5474 1046


Minnie Pwerle

Gayle Pwerle

Molly Pwerle

Opening Night 6-8pm, 3rd April 2009 until 26th April The works by Minnie Pwerle have captivated the art world, both in her life & since her passing in March 2006. Together the 4 sisters create the magic that is in the forefront of contemporary art today – the art of Utopia.

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




Emily Pwerle

Indulge your colour sensations NoosaStyleliving

The cooler air of Autumn is here again! 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

Vibrant Tina Cooper Glass Art Original Jewellery Painted Silk Dichroic Glass Pendants & Beads All Handmade in Queensland!

complex in Montville. The latest editions to Illume are Tina’s Fab bowls and platters. These stunning pieces will make a fabulous feature to your home! Tina and her hot team have mastered a new technique which involves melting solid slabs of colour. Each piece is engineered to support its sizeable span. The technique is time consuming but I’m sure you will agree that the results are worth the effort. The most popular 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! Tina is also working on a new collaboration with indigenous artist, Sue McPherson. They are creating glass coolamons which will be available Autumn 2009! Sue has also moved into creating her art work with glass chips which is later fused to one of Tina’s hand blown vessels. 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. Illume Creations now has several of Tina Cooper’s stunning series of vibrant hand blown glass pieces featured on the new website We are happy to arrange pack and sending for our clients. Our current special offers either a 10% discount or free pack and send within Australia and overseas for pieces $500 or more Owner Shiralee Cooper has selected a bevy of handmade beauties to tempt you. These original treasures are all made locally on the Sunshine Coast! Accompanying the work of Tina Cooper is a range of gorgeous glass bead jewellery and dichroic pendants. Come along and indulge in the art of colour at ILLUME CREATIONS.

PWERLE SISTERS exhibition at Desert Rain Gallery In January 2006 works by the four Pwerle sisters were exhibited together for the first time. The oldest sister, Minnie Pwerle was already a prominent artist, collected both in Australia and over overseas. But for the other sisters—Emily, Molly and Gayle, it was their first exhibition and highlighted the immense artistic talents of these three sisters. The next Desert Rain – Indigenous Fine Art exhibition brings together the works by these 4 sisters. Works by the late Minnie Pwerle known for her bold, gestural style with a wild palette can be viewed along with Emily- with her overlay of four dreaming themes, Molly – the dancing tracks of ceremony; and Galya – working from body paint designs

Come along and

with an overlay of soft rythmical dots that represent the seeds of the Portulaca oleracea

indulge in the art of colour!

grass The exhibition ‘One Country’ defines the theme of their works – Atnwengerrp.

Take in our beautiful surroundings amidst

Approximately 280 kms north east of Alice Springs, Atnwengerrp is where the sisters live

stunning views! An exciting new experience,

and work, painting their Dreaming associated with this country. The desert landscape and spiritual ancestors that walked across the empty lands created all that is and provide a

Illume Creations, awaits you!

never ceasing source of inspiration for their works. Ref: Also view online prior to 3rd April 2009. Exhibiting works over Easter – opening Friday 3rd April 2009.

Open 7 days 9.30-4.30 PHONE: 5478 5440 SHOP 4 MAYFIELD, MAIN ST MONTVILLE

10% discount or FREE p & s on glass $500+


Hong Kong sevens... Seven good reasons to visit (well ten – we always like a bargain) Don't hang out in Hong Kong if the credit card is maxed, eating isn't your thing, or you prefer B & Bs to big cities. Hong Kong is big, brash and bloody delicious. Bring it on. 1. Eat goose at Yung Kee... A posh roast-meat specialist restaurant heaving with salarymen. The award-winning menu for two is good value and the goose is so good you'll never eat duck again. Bookings essential, 32-40 Wellington Street, Central.

Hutong... For arguably the world's most exciting bar/restaurant-with-a-view followed by the world's prettiest and death defyingly hot chilli dish (soft-shell crab with Szechwan peppers), make tracks to Levels 30 and 28, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. 5. Yum cha at Luk Yu Tea House... You'll have to bully the grumpy man at the door to get in, but you'll be glad you did. Exquisite tea, beef balls and egg tarts – you'll be in dim sum heaven. (Tip: head straight up the stairs on the left. Do not stop.) 24 Stanley Street, Central. Victoria Seafood Restaurants in Admiralty and Wanchai also have great yum cha with views.


2. Seafood lunch on Lamma...



Join the procession of ferries filled with HK families to this outlying island. Choose a fresh fish or crab from the tank, some live prawns, and have them returned to your table smothered in black beans, chilli and garlic, all washed down with Tsingtao. Book Rainbow Seafood Restaurant and take advantage of their free ferry shuttle from Kowloon or Central, only 40 minutes. Bookings on 852 29828100. 3. Visit the flower and bird markets... Be amazed by the bouquets being ferried away by amahs, and the perfect rose buds, then head around the corner to the bird markets, where you'll find sparrows, parrots, worms and grasshoppers all for sale. Get off at Prince Edward MTR and follow the signs. 4. Toast Hong Kong at Aqua Spirit then eat at

6. Dinner at l'Atelier Joel Robuchon... Blow the budget and be blown away with a sublime 'small tastes' dinner at Robuchon's 36seater bar. Ogling the 2000-plus wine list is enough for some like a certain Stuart Gregor. 4th Floor, The Landmark, Central. 7. Half-price designer frocks... The first three floors of this building next to Shanghai Tang are filled with shops flogging last season's gear (Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Pucci). It can be hard work finding the good stuff, so leave the menfolk at home. 12 Pedder Street, Central. (Tip: maybe go before # 6). 8. Yin Yang... Hong Kong's first female celebrity chef, Margaret Xu Yuan, serves up organics, 'soup without water' and the best pig in town at her

tiny restaurant in Wanchai. BYO, set menus and a minimum of four people only. Bookings essential, 18 Ship Street, Wanchai. A Hong Kong restaurant you only hear about. 9. And.... Marvel at the MTR, go up to the Peak, catch the Star Ferry, wander around the Peninsula's lobby, go to every big-name store for the best in retailing (Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton), visit Sasa for cosmetics, head to the lower ground floor of the Ocean Terminal for kids stuff, wander Hollywood Road for homewares, and the Man Mo temple, go for night Friday drinks in Lan Kwai Fong, search out a foot massage, and hunt down a 'copy bag' store – just ask the local gweilos (or G & L) where to go. 10. Don't go to Stanley but do... Stay in Kowloon for the better views. The Sheraton Hotel & Towers on Nathan Road, is incredibly central (opposite the Peninsula) and has great packages, including breakfast and harbour views. Contact Gregor & Lewis for more deals. 11 Arcadia St, Noosa Heads T + 617 5447 4666 | E | W


udi is once again producing a five-cylinder engine – and a special one at that. Arriving at European dealerships from mid-year, the TT RS features a turbocharged 2.5-litre engine with direct fuel injection; it produces 250 kW and 450 Nm of torque. The blazing fivecylinder engine enables the TT RS to perform extraordinary feats. In conjunction with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a highperformance chassis, the engine makes the compact Audi TT RS a top-notch sports car – and is available in either coupé or roadster guise. Sporty five-cylinder petrol engines have a long legacy at Audi. The power-to-weight ratio is also outstanding. In the case of the Coupé, which weighs in at a mere 1,450 kilograms The Roadster has a weight of 1,510 kilograms – thanks to its extremely lightweight and largely aluminium body constructed as per the Audi Space Frame principle. The TT RS Coupé rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds; the Roadster needs just a tenth of a second longer. Almost even more impressive is the aggressive pulling power. The maximum torque of 450 Nm is available between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. In addition, the TT RS overtakes without the slightest effort. Compact and Lightweight: The Five-cylinder TFSI...As an uncompromising sports-car engine, the 2.5-litre TFSI is ultra-compact. Just 49 centimetres in length, it is ideally suited for transverse installation in the TT RS. And its weight of just 183 kilograms also sets a record. The ultra-powerful five-cylinder engine is extremely fuel-efficient, requiring an average of just 9.2 litres/100 km as regards the Coupé (Roadster: 9.5 l/100 km). For Purists: The sportiest version in the TT model line boasts 18-inch wheels fitted with 245/45 tyres. They are complemented by ventilated disc brakes, which measure 370 millimetres in diameter at the front and 310 millimetres at the rear. So that heat dissipates quickly, the front friction rings are perforated. They, in turn, are connected by hollow pins to the aluminium brake discs, which are encircled by black four-piston brake calipers made of aluminium and bearing RS logos.


The Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) can be switched off partially or entirely. In Sport mode, the engine does not intervene to monitor traction and, correspondingly, the brakes engage later than otherwise. In the second mode, the ESP is fully deactivated. The Face of Power: The Exterior At just 4.20 metres in length, the vigorously compact Audi TT RS hints at its explosive potential from the very first glimpse. The front spoiler tapers downward into a splitter, reminiscent of a racing car. The large and squared

air inlets have diamond-shaped inserts. And the high-gloss black single frame grille with a frame in matt aluminium look and the TT RS badge bear the same styling. The xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights notify faraway drivers that an Audi TT RS is approaching. Exclusive Character: Interior and Equipment Package The entire interior is black. The heated sports seats feature an Alcantara/leather combination with silver contrasting stitching and embossed TT RS logos in the front backrests. Additional badges and logos appear on the steering wheel, in the rev counter, and on the door sill trims. The inlays are made from brushed aluminium. Floor mats feature silver piping trim; footrests and pedals are in aluminium look. Audi offers TT RS customers a diverse range of optional equipment: variably styled wheels measuring 18, 19 or 20 inches in diameter.


The Audi TT RS: A Sporty Driving Machine Developing 250 kW





Touring the coast 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 Mango Art KENILWORTH Lasting Impressions

Kin Kin • Susan Schmidt Gallery

Old Bruce Hwy

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

• Tiffany Jones Gallery

Caboolture •

•White Patch Gallery



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. SPORTS/RECREATION Beyond the dunes, Noosa is a hive of activity and adventure. Indulge in your favourite pastime or


experience the thrill of trying water lakes, towering forests, crystal something new. clear streams and kilometres of white Golf: From a leisurely par three to sandy beaches, Fraser Island is a the award winning, five star course national treasure. The island is at the Hyatt Regency Coolum – accessible by four-wheel drive Noosa is a golfers paradise. Noosa vehicles, which can be hired from Springs, the only championship golf Noosa or alternatively, take one of course in Noosa, located just three several guided day tours which kilometres from cosmopolitan operate daily. hastings Street, is a golfers paradise. YANDINA Set amidst subtropical gardens and The historic township of Yandina, bordered by rainforest, the five-star just north of Nambour and 115 km Mediterranean style clubhouse North of Brisbane, offers the visitor features an award winning gardens an exciting range of old and new and restaurant and offers panoramic features. views of Lake Weyba, the golf Keep an eye out for bargains in course and hinterland. Tennis: Private antiques, interior design, Honey Ant and Public courts are available at Gallery in the heart of Yandina Noosa Springs and on Gympie village hand crafted colonial Terrace Noosaville. furnishings, antiquity jewellery and Abseiling: From the beginner’s collectable as you explore the fine cliffs, to thrilling rock faces at Mt. examples of early Queensland Tinbeerwah. Sea Kayaking and architecture along Yandina's main canoeing. street. There is Mountain Bike also an riding. Horse riding TRAVELLING TIMES opportunity to and camel treks. browse at the BY CAR: Indoor climbing. Brisbane to Caloundra 1 hr Saturday PEREGIAN Brisbane to Maroochydore 1 hr 15 mins markets for arts BEACH Brisbane to Noosa 1 hr 45 mins & crafts, bric-aPeregian Beach Brisbane to Gympie (Cooloola Coast) brac, plants & Village, nestled on 2 hrs 30 mins local produce. the beachside Brisbane to Hervey Bay 3 hrs 30 mins But be sure not between Coolum Brisbane to Bundaberg 4 hrs 30 mins to miss the other and Noosa, is a Darling Downs to S/shine Coast2 hrs 30 mins outstanding quietly happening Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 2 hrs 30 mins attractions. You place. The locals can explore the know, the regular world's largest visitors from Sydney, Brisbane, ginger-processing plant and sample Canberra and Melbourne know, and some ginger delights at the famous now, so do you! Peregian Village Ginger Factory. has a unique European appeal – the Then walk across the road to the Village Square is a series of shops Nutworks to discover how formed around a square village macadamia nuts are processed. green, with a stage on one end and Drive our scenic roads and marvel bounded by pandanus trees. at the Maroochy Wetlands, picnic at Children romp around, cyclists drop Dunethin Rock or Wappa Dam and in for coffee, families have picnics on waterfall. Explore our Maroochy the grass, all within walking distance River offering magic waterways, fish of a beautiful, quiet, patrolled and crabs. beach. Discover Yandina on the Sunshine NOOSA Coast'll be glad you Noosa is the travellers’ gateway did! to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. With more than forty fresh-



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Combine arts and culture at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world’s most


enviable destinations. The annual 10 day

After a sell-out show at last year’s

festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts,

festival, stunning a cappella group 'The

food, film and literature has become

Idea of North' is back by popular demand.

recognised as one of Australia’s foremost

With a repertoire spanning soul, jazz,

regional cultural events. It’s an unique

gospel and contemporary song, the



group is regarded as one of the most


audiences with a quality artistic program,

unique live musical acts in Australia and

featuring11 amazing Australian bands in

world class cuisine, and the stunning

will be performing, as well as running a

11 fun-packed hours, reaching out across

natural environment of Noosa. The festival


two stages, on 156 acres in a stunning

has hosted a star studded

Longweekend festival.

What’s on... RIPE Sunday 3 May 2009 RIPE is building as one of the most eagerly



natural amphitheatre, only 10 minutes from Noosa.



guest list including authors Clive James,




the a

2009 program

Tariq Ali, Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally,

Noosa visit email

Bryce Courtenay and Tim Winton; or phone


playwright David Williamson; journalist

07 5474 9941. For bookings please call

John Pilger; actors Bryan Brown, Drew

The J box office on 07 5455 4455, or visit

1 - 3 May 2009

Forsythe, John Bell and Jean Kittson;

60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.

Australia's top chefs, winemakers,

artists Michael Leunig and Mirka Mora;

restaurateurs and general food lovers

film directors Bruce Beresford and Rolf De

mingle to learn, taste and explore the best

Heer; the famed Goldner String Quartet,

of Australian and local produce. Join a



Billed as the ‘hard way to see Noosa’ the

food trail and enjoy the freshest food

cinematographer Russell Boyd; singers

Noosa Enduro is a 100km or 60km

from the paddock to the plate, partake in

Marina Prior, Caroline O’Connor and Kate

mountain bike adventure race in some of

a cooking class with a celebrity chef or

Miller Heidke.

Noosa’s prime off-road real estate and

enjoy the results when guest chefs take over local Noosa restaurants. Don’t miss this delicious weekend highlighted with some of Australia’s best known entertainers.

NOOSA ENDURO 13 July 2009

takes competitors through stunning trails,


tracks, tablelands and three major climbs at Mt Tinbeerwah, Sheppersons Hill and Cooran Tablelands Range that

Award-winning classical guitarists Slava

boasts a hill nicknamed ‘mother’. The

and Leonard Grigoryan will be one of

Noosa Enduro aims to raise money in


several headline acts at this year’s Noosa

support of the SHINE project

17 May

Longweekend festival to be held 19th to

The Noosa Blue Water Swim gains

28th June 2009. Born in Kazakhstan, Slava



momentum each year and continues to

Grigoryan has performed alongside some

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win over swimming enthusiasts looking

of the world’s greatest guitarists, won

for a great destination event heading into

countless awards, and will be opening the

Come along to this free family festival

the more temperate season. And what a

festival with his brother – fellow guitar

and get involved starting with the famous

better place to escape than Noosa.

master Leonard Grigoryan.

bush poet’s breakfast at plus enjoy a huge

Only 50 metres from the picturesque Noosa river wine and dine precinct,

Be part of the Swim by competing in

The 2009 Noosa Longweekend festival

cooked breakfast with Shirley Friend and

either the 2km Noosa Blue Water Swim

will feature ten days and nights of theatre,

her ratbag mates. Admission to the Poet's

from Tea Tree Bay around the headland to

literature, music, dance, forum, film, art and

Breakfast is by ticket only and numbers

Noosa Main Beach or the 1km Ocean

gourmet adventures – all taking place in

are limited. Enjoy a guided bird walk

Swim from Little Cove to Main Beach. If

the breathtaking beachside setting that is

around Mt. Cooroora with well known

you think those distances are a bit out of


local guide Raoul Slater.

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your league then we have the 500m

Rocking up the literary side of this year’s

The Quarter Marathon and 3km family

Splash and Nipper Challenge along

program will be British-born Sam Cutler,

fun runs are scheduled for 8.00am and

Noosa Main Beach.

who hit the road in the late 60s with the

8.30am respectively; registration are taken

Rolling Stones as their tour manager.

on the day or visit the web site to

Cutler also toured The Grateful Dead and

download an entry form and all the

will be sharing stories from his rock



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March 2009 to June 2009 edition of Noosa STYLE Living.