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he Noosa Jazz Festival was an overwhelming success . Six hundred lunch goers basked in the sunshine for Tastings on Hastings, the pop-up restaurant on Hastings Street. Saturday night’s headline act with Grace Knight and Liam Burrows was a sell-out in the Lions Park while on at the Sunset Bar on Noosa’s Main Beach the Star Search Competition took place over three days culminating with Michael Morgan declared the winner by judges Andrew Lawson, Lee T-Bone Turner and Sharon Brooks. The festival also showcased rising stars such as Bullhorn and the Barksdale Brass Band. “From river jazz cruises and jazz in the arcade to events at restaurants and resorts such as RACV, there were over 300 performances,” said event oganiser Garth Prowd. Credit: EyesWideOpen Images

n 1941 when the world was gripped by World War II and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister, 27-year old Buderim woman, Olive Jones (now Ashby) started working for a small ginger farming co-operative that would grow to become the world’s largest manufacturer of processed ginger. Buderim Ginger Growers’ Cooperative Association Ltd paid her a weekly wage of two pounds nine shillings – or $4.90 today. Buderim Ginger’s oldest original employee is 99 and still has fond memories of washing and cutting ginger. Ten years later bubbly 18-year old Doris Marbach (now Crerar and aged 80), joined as a junior office girl, stayed for 43 years and rose through the ranks as production manager, a director then board member. Recently Olive and Doris were honoured with special garden seat plaques at the launch of the Ginger Factory’s new Community Honour Walk, which pays homage to community members who have made significant contributions to the Sunshine Coast. Company CEO Murray Richardson joined mayor Mark Jamieson who applauded Buderim Ginger and its flourishing tourism arm, the Ginger Factory, which has operated from Yandina for over 25 years after moving from its original home atop Buderim Mountain in 1985. General manager Corinne Mikkelsen, said the walk was a way of giving back to the community and acknowledging those who’ve made a difference. “We’re privileged to have Doris and Olive as the first recipients and we will be calling on the public to nominate future candidates who work tirelessly in the community.” Photo: Andrew Seymour


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Mia Daskalu, Paul Johnson & Rachel Meyer Photo: Nick Peall

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hemed around Surrender Dorothy’s quintessential vintage style, launch party guests were entertained with a stunning catwalk parade which showcased the latest trends in colour, cuts and hairstyles designed by Monty Thomas and Amanda Mills and fashion by Not Just Dancewear. The unveiling of the three amazing ladies who took part in the total make-over competition had everyone oohing and applauding. “Thanks to the support from so many amazing local business partners, we were thrilled to create full make-overs for three extremely deserving women, each with their own life challenges,” said salon owner and award-winning creative director Louise Starr, who faced with her own challenges started life all over again with just $1 in the bank. “I wanted to take this opportunity to present a new look and feel for the Surrender Dorothy brand to take us forward. A look which would be welcoming and groovy – just like the team”.

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he Leukaemia Foundation’s annual Light the Night walk in support of those touched by blood cancer is being held at 12 locations across Queensland at sunset on Wednesday 10TH October. Join with them for some family friendly entertainment and a gentle walk with coloured lanterns at locations in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Port Douglas, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Townsville. Thousands across the State are expected to help create a beautiful sea of lights to inspire, pay tribute to, and provide hope for - a brighter future for blood cancer patients. Queenslanders will help create a beautiful sea of lights as they take a gentle walk with the coloured lanterns.

· white for blood cancer patients and survivors, · blue for supporters, and · gold for those remembering a loved one lost. Registrations are open now at where you can also read our Ambassador’s stories on what Light the Night means to them. Visit" or call 1800 500 088 to register for your free lantern and to find out more about an event near you. This special community event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Bridgestone Australia Ltd, Seely International and Toll.

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12 Events coming The Fantasticks, a funny, zany, profound yet surprising experience 14 Style Fashion Fabulous new looks and accessories to create your personal Spring style. 24 Darren Percival A singer with soul... 46 Tiffany Jones Gallery Brushes with fame is an every day occurence 51 Style Dining & Recipes Some of the best restaurants showcase their new delights 58 Recipes Buy the cookbook & try the recipe 68 Flower Power Zucchini flowers - so eye-catching it’s almost a shame to eat them 72 Wine Fabulous wines, beers and cocktails to savour 74 Design & Furniture Decorate and rejuvenate your home with our fabulous finds 76 Homes of Noosa A stunning resort-style acreage property on Lake Weyba 86 Gardening Tips to help pot your garden 88 Travel - Africa Safari And visit the turtles at Mon Repos 95 Live Theatre South Pacific & Driving Miss Daisy 96 The Last Word Christian Dearnaley enjoys giving back to the Noosa marine users

Alys Longmate Shares a Little Bit of ‘Magic’ Debut album launch - Sunday 30th September, 6.30pm The J Theatre, Noosa. Sunshine Coast based teen singing/songwriting sensation, Alys Longmate is set to launch her debut full-length album, ‘Magic’ at a free live concert. Magic is a 14 track musical masterpiece comprising all original material and a celebration of Alys’ jazz-pop-folk style. Evocative vocals, sophisticated storytelling, kooky chord progressions and strong, memorable melodies combine to reveal a musical maturity well beyond Alys’ 16 years.

Already a seasoned performer at music festivals nationwide, and having appeared to rave reviews at a recent pre-Grammy Awards performance in Los Angeles.. After such a long time in the making, Alys says that she can’t wait to perform Magic live on stage with her five piece band and promises an inspiring and enchanting night for those attending: “It is my absolute dream to share a little bit of Magic with attentive audiences, Alys said. “As well presenting the album, there will be

some extra magical moments included in the evening, including the freakishly flexible contortionist and aerial acrobat, Lucia Carbines; the magnificent and mysterious magician, Sean Tretheway; and performance poet, Danksta Downunder.” Tickets : To obtain your FREE TICKET please contact The J on (07) 5455 4455. An all age event. TO PURCHASE MAGIC THE ALBUM: At the launch - or, from 1st Oct via iTunes;

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When it comes to attention from national and international fashionistas, Helen Flanagan says Jacinta Richmond is a runway success story


he genesis of this year’s International Fashion Festival was five years ago with the tiny-bycomparison Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival, a fashion parade vivacious Jacinta Richmond organised for a group of local designers. Today it has morphed into a week of events including solo shows, a number of group shows, networking educational events, features national and international labels, is aligned to fashion weeks around the world, and shows support for the World Fashion Organisation. “Success stories have included Blossom Betty, a Noosa label I discovered at Peregian Beach markets in 2008, which is now worn by key fashion personnel around the world and also from Noosa, Hive Swimwear which I cannot lay claim to, but has been part of our shows for years and is now stocked worldwide, plus most recently the ones to watch are Saucy Rose Swimwear and Eva Lilly Couture,” extols Jacinta who has toddler memories of fancy dress parades at Sunday school; at 16 wearing a mohair three-quarter batwing sleeve jumper with a white leather skirt like the models in Dolly magazine; international catwalk model friends who went to university with her and could afford clothes from Scanlon & Theodore and Collette Dinnigan; and a brief fling designing a cult children’s label called Melon and a limited edition luggage range called Coconut. With nine events, three locations including the main venue of Twin Waters Resort, ancillary lead-up events such as castings, the involvement of approximately 250 people including models, hair and make-up specialists, stage managers and presenters, and up to 600 at each event, the organisation is staggering yet Jacinta’s tenacity albeit coolness is the mark of a consummate professional. Being a chocoholic helps with the stress levels. “All the designers such as the nationally known Bachhara, Jonte, One Colour, Eva Wanganeen and of course the internationally known Ali Charisma, our guest label are standout designers with the latter sure to inspire with his story of humble beginnings to international runway success,” a proud Jacinta says, adding “the ultimate goal is to keep growing the event organically whilst promoting our local labels globally and of course our region for its employment and financial growth opportunities. “This is the first year we have offered a trade-only component to encourage buyers, fashion agents and fashion media to meet and greet with the talent on show. We go into summer before Europe and the USA, so they won’t be showing summer 2013 until May-September 2013, whereas we’re on the runway now.” Melbourne-born, single mum Jacinta lives one block away from the sands of Marcus Beach where she walks to with her surfboard under the arm. “As long as I am in the sun all nice and warm, I am relaxed. If I’m under a lot of pressure and very stressed, I give the house a really good clean, top to bottom. This releases so much tension. School

tellar performance hours are work hours, so in the lead up to something like IFW, once my daughter is in bed, and quite often before she is in bed, it’s also work time. I am very lucky to have an amazing 11-year-old. “I have learnt that the weekend is the weekend, and unless it is urgent (or too cold for me outside), then I don’t work and I don’t take work phone calls. Working for myself allows me to do odd hours, so I rarely miss a school or social event for my daughter. As I started to travel to attend various fashion weeks I had to leave my daughter at home in the care of others. It was heartbreaking because she was quite traumatised - the first time! The second time she barely had time for me on the phone because she was too busy having fun – heartbreak and relief all rolled into one.” This year’s International Fashion Week surpassed all expectations. Highlights included the Welcome to Country by Beverly Hand, an intimate welcome for international and interstate VIPs around a camp fire; Frocks in the Vines with many talented industry leaders sharing ideas; the Fashion Illumina 3D CGI by local artist Beau Deeley which had everyone at the cocktail party watching in awe; plus the live music which complemented each event. “Amongst the fashion highlights were the Swim and Lifestyle Show held on the sand with the VIPs in front row all seated on sun lounges,” effuses Jacinta who also gave credit to her team of professionals. “Eva Wanganeen’s indigenous-inspired hand painted silk had everyone clambering for more; the Ethical Design Show was brilliant; continues next page...




continued from previous page... ditto the Ready to Wear and Couture shows. Ali Charisma was given a standing ovation when he closed the show. The international buyers, national and international media, were totally blown away with the calibre of the designers. That made me smile and think ‘I told you so’.” “All this on the Sunshine Coast – wow,” said Margaret Rushe Farrell, board member of the World Fashion Organisation and “You pulled off a stellar event, I’m very grateful to have been a part of it,” a surprised Alexandra Tobin from Shop till you Drop magazine said. “If international agents begging they be invited back next year and national and international glossies excited and planning their spreads on the events, wasn’t enough praise, words cannot explain the feeling when Margaret Rushe Farrell made an announcement that International Fashion Week would be the Australian representative for the World Fashion Organisation and taking a label and model to Paris next year. How extraordinary. What a coup.” Take a bow Jacinta.

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Photography keeps me searching, exploring the most beautiful places on Earth International photographer Peter Lik

BELLA LUNA - KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARK, UTAH This shot has eluded me my entire photographic career. I have spent years trying to perfect this image, there are so many variables you don’t even think about. It’s a really touchy image, but when it all lines up, the result is out of this world… The remoteness of Kadachrome Basin in Utah was an obvious choice to finally nail this elusive image; remote, clean air, and a selection of cliff tops to shoot from. I had been watching the phase of the moon and tonight the moon was close to full. I had a specific composition in my mind and I searched for days to line up this classic tree with the moon. Tonight I hope it all comes together. It was a long night but I knew at some point my perseverance would be rewarded. I hope to share with you this amazing connection I had on this special evening with the moon, that affects our lives. It certainly affected mine Peter Lik Master Photographer – AIPP, PPA; FBIPP, FRPS . THE RIVER - NOOSA RIVER, QUEENSLAND


eter Lik stands at the summit of landscape photography. Worldrenowned, highly awarded, and boasting a huge international following, Lik’s journey had humble origins. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Czech immigrants, it was his parents’ gift of a Kodak Brownie camera on his eighth birthday that set young Peter’s course. Entirely self-taught, Lik worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision: to come to the United States in 1984. A defining moment in Lik’s life came when he was introduced to the medium format panoramic camera. This larger-than-life camera compelled Peter to rise to its challenge to “Go big or go home.” Lik did both. He returned to Australia to photograph the vastness of the Great South Land. Peter then went on to open his own fine art publishing company as well as his first gallery in his adopted hometown of Cairns. He returned to the States in 1989 for another jaunt before undertaking a mammoth trip early in the new millennium to photograph landscapes of all 50 states. Fifty thousand miles and 1,000 rolls of film later, the “biggest challenge of my life” was completed.

Highlights of Peter’s American odyssey can be found in his book “Spirit of America.” Lik’s stature as a photographer has been indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Two more landmarks for Lik were the world record sale of his photograph “One,” for $1 million and the exhibition of two of his iconic images, “Ghost” and “Inner Peace,” in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Lik’s masterworks include “Ancient Spirit,” “Sacred Sunrise,” “Angel’s Heart,” “Tree of Life” and the highly acclaimed “Ghost.” Each Limited Edition release is greeted with great enthusiasm by collectors and this has been reflected in recent record- breaking sales. Now at the top of his game, Peter Lik is “loving it!” at full throttle and the animated Aussie is showing no signs of slowing down. TM

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Fantastick production... 1740 El Gallo - Sam Coward) and Luisa - Rachel Halverson

The Fantasticks, a funny, zany, profound yet surprising with a real leap in the imagination, is the longest running musical in the world. It opens at the Noosa Ar ts Theatre in late September.


he story by Harvey Schwartz and music and lyrics by Tom Jones, originally opened off Broadway in 1960 and was performed eight times a week for the next 42 years. After a break of four years it re-opened off Broadway in 2006 and continues to this day with eight performances per week. It entertains and fascinates audiences of all ages with its unique mix of vaudeville, drama, romance, comedy and insights into the important things of life. The fable is about the innocence of young love between a boy and a girl and how through adversity their love for each deepens. Parental love and well-meaning but misguided interference is represented by the two all-knowing fathers who believe they can manipulate and control their children's lives by reverse psychology. They sing Never Say No. The allure of the enigmatic dangerous but enchanting and attractive rogue, El Gallo, is irresistible to all. He can fix everything, is worldly wise and can lead you into adventurous forbidden and exciting experiences. He also provides insight into life's dilemmas and mysteries especially when singing Try to Remember. To add more colour and comedy to the story, there is the ageing actor and his sidekick who has been specialising in dying scenes for forty years. What amazing comic scenes. Ian Mackellar, the director, has a real passion for

this show and a wonderful vision for how it should be directed to bring its charm and special genius to Noosa audiences. "The beauty of The Fantasticks is in the sheer simplicity under which it is presented - minimal set, mood lighting and an ensemble cast of just eight people," says Ian who has had a multi-faceted award-winning career in the theatre and also plays the role of Bellomy. "This musical is perfectly suited to the intimate space of the Noosa Arts Theatre." Other cast members include Sam Coward (El Gallo), who has worked in the entertainment business for 17 years as a producer, director or performer on stage and screen; Rachel Halverson (Louisa) has been involved in stage work from aged three, has been performing ever since and trained in many theatre schools in London, USA and now Australia; Callum Hamacek (Matt) has long been involved in many aspects of theatre, music and short films; Stephen Moore (Henry) has worked in the theatre for over 35 years, from back stage to walk-on roles to leads to directing and producing everything from theatre restaurant, cabaret, comedy, musicals and drama, and collected numerous awards along the way; John Woodlock (HucklebeeHHH) has been in musicals and plays since college days, sings with Noosa Chorale and has won several best actor awards; and Carly Partridge who those hat know her will find it unimaginable that she play a mute! Carly appears regularly on stage, tours professionally with Jally Entertainment and performed at the Fringe Festival in Adelaide last year. Meghan Halverson is the director’s assistant and stage manager; Julie Simpson is the musical director. Book on 5449 9343 or online at or Monday to Saturday, 9am - 12 noon, Noosa Arts Theatre Weyba Road Noosaville.



















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one on Team Keith to go all the way." Delta Goodrem's feedback had Darren close to tears: "Hopefully you'll show that nice guys can finish first; you're just so easy to love." Seal said an incredible performance like his was what it would take to win the competition: "When you're faced with the fact that several million people are at home watching and it's live, that's what separates the women from the girls and the men from the boys.” Karise Eden was the eventual winner however with the $30,000 runner's-up cheque and his post-show recording of Happy Home he faces a brighter future. He didn't want the fame or fortune for the sake of it - he wanted to sing to help realise his dream of a happy home for wife Amanda and children Cash Jackson 3, and one-yearold Willow Rose. "There's security now. We paid off debts to friends and family," he recalls adding the time on stage with “mate” Karise Eden was one of his "magic moments" - alongside the birth of his children and his wife saying "I do". Growing up in the western Sydney suburb of Dundas, Darren has happy memories of tap dancing and singing Animal Crackers before his mother, engineer dad and younger brother moved to Mexico, then returning to Sydney, playing in a school band at Chatswood High, writing songs plus appearing in musicals and on the Midday Show, trading laughs with the ebullient musical director Geoff Wherever Darren Percival lays Harvey. his hat, Helen Flanagan concurs Ten years ago he met Amanda who like Darren was in a relationship but everything changed. “She came with The Voice coaches and to the airport to pick me up, we went back to her viewers, he’s destined for apartment in Rose Bay and I never left,” he says with a international stardom. grin. “Some time later after the Woodford Folk Festival and two children, we walked the streets of Peregian fter early years spent with his family Beach, swam in Noosa, called the removalists on the living overseas, Darren Percival way to the airport and eight weeks later last returned to Australia at the age of 12, December, had rented a house in Coolum with a great taking refuge in singing and playing kitchen, owned by a mate. “From cooking with fresh the piano. He moved on to a produce and barbeques with mates to eating in great professional singing career as a back- restaurants such as Harvest and XO, we love up vocalist, and for 20 years worked towards the break everything about the area and plan to live the dream which would take him from respected underground by building an energy-efficient house and growing artist to chart-topping household name. He never had vegies,” says a very chuffed and excited Darren who a day job. He was constantly overlooked by record counts James and Judy Morrison as good friends and industry executives and believed he just didn’t have of course the “genuine” Keith Urban whose wife the right look. Prior to The Voice the 40-year-old was Nicole Kidman he has met and likes immensely. even worried about paying the rent. Requiring only his microphone and a few The soulful rendition of Paul Young's Wherever I Lay electronic delay pedals with which he records and My Hat chosen by his coach Keith Urban on the loops his voice to create beats, bass lines, harmonies opening show, was perfect for his deep voice and and melodies, Darren nods his head in disbelief: “It showed off his emotional connection to the lyrics. Joel was an abundant ride on The Voice. To have wandered Madden labelled him his favourite singer outside of patiently, performing live, song-writing and recording his own team: "Dude you’re so smooth man, you've to now having an album and national tour, is got so much swag. So many women around Australia incredibly humbling. This is a dream come true." are calling you 'daddy' right now. I want you to be the



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Get your measure of river therapy at Noosa Marina. With its long river views and amazing sunsets, it’s arguably the most the most picturesque vantage point.

There’s no denying that the Noosa River from its catchment in the coastal Great Sandy National Park all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Noosa is magnificent.


eandering south through lakes around Tewantin such as Cooloola, Como, Cootharaba, Cooroibah and Weyba, along the two major tributaries of Gin Gin and Teewah Creeks, the Noosa River is noted for its populations of migratory birds, the mystical dark tannin-stained waters of the Everglades, seven kilometres of beach north of the mouth which is popular for four-wheel driving, mammoth sand dunes which form the gateway to the world's largest sand island and heritage-listed Fraser Island and Richard Branson purchasing Makepeace Island in 2003. From sun-up at Noosaville, the river provides the perfect backdrop for taichi and yoga enthusiasts while joggers, walkers, cyclists and well behaved pooches plus their owners, are out in force. The tranquil broad stretch is edged with sand and runs parallel to Gympie Terrace. It has been charmingly landscaped, dotted with plentiful barbecues, gazebos, playgrounds, exercise equipment, timber picnic tables and bench seating under shaded trees from where lorikeets belt out birdsong in the late afternoon. Watch families playing cricket, swimmers enjoying the cool briny in summer and anglers hoping they’ll hook a tailor, whiting or flathead. Across the Noosa Waters’ canal bridge, the path continues to the marina at Tewantin or go the other way towards Noosa Heads and the Noosa National Park. Cyclists can use the dedicated pathway which extends from the Noosa River, looping around Noosa Waters or via the mangroves and creeks to Noosa Junction. From Gympie Terrace and its Noosaville has plenty of water craft for hire



environs are other precincts such as Gibson Road Gateway Drive, the Noosa Marina and hot spots in-between. Get your measure of river therapy at Noosa Marina. With its long river views and amazing sunsets, it’s arguably the most the most picturesque vantage point. Eight restaurants and cafes overlook the 40 berth marina, serving breakfast, snacks, lunches, takeaways and dinner as well as catering to larger functions such as weddings. The complex also offers twenty specialty retailers with temptations such as exclusive fashion and accessories, chocolates, homewares, pampering, tour bookings and something for serious boating enthusiasts. Every Sunday the Marina comes alive with the ever popular markets. As a band plays, you can browse around the stalls, grab something to eat, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and relax. Hailing the Riverlight ferry from one of the jetties as it wends its way from its ‘home’ at the Noosa Marina to the Sheraton Noosa Resort is a must. Today’s Noosaville is a thriving area with notable precincts, a kaleidoscope of crowd-pleasing shopping, dining and leisure options, all just a five-minute drive from sophisticated Hastings Street. Along the foreshore, info centres book tours to the Fraser Island, the Everglades and jazz cruises. Ducks waddle and pelicans flap their wings and thrust their beaks under water looking for a feed of fish or join seagulls onshore hoping for leftovers from the numerous barbeques. There are boat sheds for hiring a kayak or jet ski, chartering a barbecue pontoon, fishing tinnie or stand-up paddle board. The gondola cruises by and spells romance. On the other side of Gympie Terrace and just around each corner are places to hire a bike, side-by-side boutiques, book shops, cafes, takeaway food, gelaterias, day spas, hairdressers, homewares shops, liquor supplies and art galleries. At each end of the esplanade are smart restaurants and at the Tewantin end is the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, not only a social hub but a hit with kids wishing to learn how to sail. Life down by the riverside and environs exudes a casual elegance and relaxed ambience and with its smorgasbord of restaurants, alfresco eateries, organic produce, well-made coffee, ice creameries and takeaways, plus at the nottoo-far-away Sunday Farmers Markets, there's a culinary tour of the world to suit all tastes and budgets.

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From working with Michelinstarred chefs to dive-master and photographer, Helen Flanagan wonders what Chris Klaas has up his sleeve next.


onvict links to the First Fleet, having English, German, Scottish and Irish in his genes and coming from a broken home has instilled into Chris Bell a.k.a. Chris Klaas a resilient work ethic, a love of art and culture plus the upmost respect for women, especially his mother who “worked her backside off” to pay for his private schooling in Brisbane. A chef’s apprenticeship at the Queensland Cricketers Club proved a fortuitous move, as it ignited an appetite for the culinary arts and afforded him the chance to

eventually work overseas. “Little did I know that it would stay with me for life and be an integral part of my photography,” Chris, 38, recalls admitting the hours however were a killer. “I was too much of an artiste extraordinaire with a fondness for wine, friends and the good life. But I knew it would always hold me in good stead.” While being a chef and a life model for David Paulson’s life drawing classes payed the rent when Chris was studying for a Bachelor of Visual Arts Photography at the Queensland College of Art, the three years in the heady world of fashion and advertising photography at Pioneer Studios in Sydney which followed, was insufficiently enriching. Adventure beckoned and after five years of backpacking Chris revelled in the sights of Europe and North

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A Klaas of his own... America and shot more rolls of film than he had warm meals. Living in London for two years and working as a chef at Rhubarb Food Design, gave him an enormous insight into food preparation and food design – not surprising when you consider Michelinstarred chefs such as Heston Blumenthal were in charge of the burners. Several months each in Holland, Finland and elsewhere followed by Montreal for a year surviving the bitterness of winter gave him the impetus to return to Australia and a change of pace. Becoming a dive-master and working on dive boats was shortlived…well for now. After a year Chris had a yearning for a dose of European culture, was unsure what he was looking for in Belgium so returned to Aussie dive boats and photography. Then he found what he was looking for! “I met my partner, Ingrid, a Flemish gal from Belgium,” exclaims Chris. “She had come over on a working visa to be a nurse having grown up on a diet of The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and Home and Away. Ingrid had also travelled extensively, including work in Aruba for a year as a nurse where she also became a rescue diver. I’d found my match.” After convincing her to stay in Australia they lived in Brisbane, before finding a 25 year-old pole-house on a hill in Coolum Beach. “We bought the house in 2009 to renovate and turn it into our green sanctuary. In three years it’s been extensively landscaped with multiple organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees and native flora for the bird life. We’ve also added extensive solar panelling and a huge water tank. I don’t think we’ll ever finish it. It’s a life journey – not a project. “I’ve also started my own photography business and my goal is







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to become the most sought-after food photographer in Australia however in the meantime, must needs when the devil drives, so I shoot everything from products and portraits through to people anywhere in the world. We travel to Europe to see family whenever possible. I was lucky enough last year to shoot in Belgium, Holland, Finland and Spain for five weeks. “We have a fur-kid called Fergus. Every morning we go to the beach and run with him from Coolum to Peregian Beach and back. I surf whenever time permits and we are both still enthusiastic scuba divers. This broad life experience has allowed me to survive anywhere and indulge all my passions,” concludes Chris who is excited about his presentational of a seafood dish, its preparation, styling and photography at the Maleny Real Food Festival. Spanner crab and blood orange tian with lemon-infused fennel – recipe, styling and photography by Chris











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ucked away in Marcus Beach with the National Park at his back door, Miles and Diana the whippets running between the variegated bromeliads avoiding Anthony Blyth Harrison’s ingenious water features, the mood is tranquil and so natural for a creative soul. Softly spoken Anthony is renowned as a studio potter. He studied fine arts at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, established a studio in Upwey in Victoria and in 1988 made the sea-change to the Sunshine Coast. Along for the ride was his pride and joy, an MG Midget he

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purchased new in 1969. After sketching new ideas it’s time to mould clay on the wheel or by hand, often in separate pieces as in the case of tall candle sticks, before firing and hand decorating the ceramics with a white glaze, under glaze decoration and occasional lustre. Much sought-after, often whimsical statement pieces for indoors and out, include sculptures, large bowls, clocks, tea pots, boxes, platters, mustard pots, terrines, comports and more, prominently adorned in some cases with nature’s more beautiful creations such as frogs, ducks, fish, turtles, water hens, dragons, clams, galahs, even brush turkeys. Mythological and imaginative Jonah and the Whale - Night Riders, is an inspired sculptural piece while Anna Takes a Dip is a fun take on Anna Wintour, who with her trademark bob hairstyle is the English-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue. Anthony’s awards and exhibitions have been numerous from the Hyatt Regency Coolum, Queensland Potters Association Gallery, the Noosa Regional Gallery, and the Macquarie Gallery in Sydney which had an exhibition of his sculptural works, to representation in the Victorian Ceramic Group Collection; the Collector's Circle Museum of Modern Craft in New York and private collections around the globe. Commissions include Sydney’s Observatory Hotel. Keeping him on his toes are frogs and teapots for the Sheil Collection in the Brisbane Arcade while at the Ardleigh Cleveland Gallery in the Palmer Coolum Resort it’s difficult keeping up the demand for pieces across the range, so much so Anthony’s surf ski and bike gather dust in the garage. “I apply my artistic vision to my life,” says introverted Anthony referring to his talents which extend beyond pottery. He may not be the culinary wizard one might expect but you should see his laundry. It’s covered in wallpaper using hundreds of colourful pages from glossy magazines. What a brilliantly ingenious labour of love.



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bout 13 kilometres south of Noosa Heads, Peregian Beach is one of a string of lovely beaches between Noosa and Coolum. Just over the sand hills at the southern end of the beach you'll find Peregian Environmental Park, an area of wallum heath which bursts into a colourful profusion of wildflowers in spring. On the western side of Peregian Beach is Lake Weyba National Park, and Lake Weyba itself, which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. Nearby, too, is the southern extension of the Noosa National Park with a rich mix of coastal heath and scrub and stately rainforest which provides sanctuary and support for a wealth of native flora and fauna. Peregian Village is sophisticated yet has all the charm of a coastal village. Stores are stocked with gorgeous homewares, stationary, office essentials, quirky and classy gifts and of course must-have accessories, beautiful boutiques for him, her and baby too, trendy surf fashion, beauty therapists who fully understand the meaning of serene and the many cafes are renowned for fresh, exciting fare. Two Sundays a month the Peregian Markets is a must visit – a hive of activity, creativity, fresh produce and fun. Many fashion labels start off here so keep an eye out. You could be wearing tomorrow’s look today. The park between the Peregian Surf Club and the lifeguard tower is a vibrant sight as locals and visitors stroll around the market and spill over into the village cafes and grassed area to read their Sunday papers and sip on a latte as the children lick the best ice creams around and play on the green. Earlier in the morning see walkers heading home along the road or the beach with a baguette tucked under one arm and a basket of local produce in the other. Need more convincing? Just ask Ange Takats, a Peregian-based author, journalist and musician who’s working on her second album called Arva: "As a musician who tours a lot interstate, I never grow tired of coming home to Peregian and I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else in Australia,” she says. “We have a spectacular beach, a vibrant village square, and so far we've

managed to keep out the big developers, which has enabled Peregian to retain its quiet, beach town vibe. We've built an amazing live music scene here, thanks to some dedicated local musicians who set up Peregian Originals which is a mini-festival, held on the first and third Sunday of the month, in the park next to the Surf Club. There is no regular community music festival of its kind anywhere else in Australia. This makes me proud as punch. I also love that I can eat food from all corners of the globe, right here in Peregian – Moroccan veggie burgers, Thai green curries, French croissants and modern Australian cuisine...we're spoilt for choice." HTM - High Tide Mark is well known for their quality labels for both men and women. It has a great following on the coast and more exciting new labels and stock are in store for summer! Evolve-mum baby home is a store you arrive at, and take in the visual delight that surrounds you. Filled with treasures of the heart it is a challenge to leave without something gorgeous! Established in 2005 in the square at Peregian Beach, it is fondly known for exquisite baby wear, children's clothing, handbags you fall in love with, accessories, women's fashion, pregnancy wear, unique toys, books and crafty things that make your heart sing. A small taste of the labels you will find are, Purebaby, Peggy, Munster, Electric Boy, Chookleaf, Nancybird, Sisken, Elk, Wilson, Mesop, Song, Frey, Ripe, Soon, Bajo, Britt and Mae. If you are looking for something superb, something that feels beautiful, something that inspires make your destination. Wahoo Seafood’s alfresco dining and BYO experience is popular with families and couples alike with delicious meals such as crab risotto. The takeaway section is noticeably thriving as families, surfers and couples put in their orders for a night in or alternatively picnicking on the 'green' with such taste sensations such as calamari strips. Very more-ish.


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hen it comes to business savvy Chrissy Montgomery has it in spades. She’s worked in local boutiques, had management rights, studied personal training, travelled overseas and after a few champagnes with her friend Mary decided that Bounce Hair and Image was the business for her. “I’ve known Mary since she worked from a small room where Jetts Gym is located,” recalls Chrissy, “and the business totally represented my aspirations and principles. People have many choices where to spend their money so we must create an experience for them that sets us apart from competitors. It’s not just about a haircut or colour but a great image with total attention from a dedicated professional. They trust us so they leave feeling uplifted and confident in their appearance.” Bounce ultra-professional senior stylists include Heidi Miles who specialises in curly and afro fair and has a passionate flair for red and copper colouring techniques; Lee-Anne Price specialises in precision dry cutting and natural looking polished blondes; Mahalia Edyvean specialises in Keratin and Brazilian straightening systems as well as colour and blow-drying; plus Sam Smith, a very creative stylist and colour technician who specialises in make-overs and long hair. Sarah Daw is a junior stylist who specialises in colour and foiling as well as Keratin straightening. When asked what’s vogue for summer the stylists agreed on big, bouncy blow-drys; shiny, clean and beachy waves; sun-kissed or subtle highlights; warm blondes; and with summer approaching the Kerastase Paris Soleil range, which helps protect hair from the harsh sun and elements in the water, is top of the list. Bounce Hair & Image - Gibson Road Noosaville

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otted amongst banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus services and within designated shopping areas at Noosa Junction are over 200 businesses. From galleries, specialty and department stores, supermarkets, delis and providores of fresh food, plus restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, it really is the beating heart of the area. You’ll find everything from bank loans to block busters, stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and gifts-with-a-difference, boogie boards, bikinis and board shorts to baked beans and bargains, shells, cappuccinos and crayfish to cocktail wear and candelabras. Noosa’s hub and central business precinct stretches from the post office and bowls club, along Sunshine Beach Road, into Lanyana Way and is intertwined with arcades, sidewalks and a veritable treasure trove of diverse options and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. What a remarkable change from the 50s when according to local Col Wheeler “These were times when Tewantin was better known than Noosa, and the dirt road that joined them, sometimes made travelling dangerous. David Low Way did not exist.” Minx & Max Our selection of labels evolve constantly and we are enjoying great success with the addition of Obi and Moyuru as well as New Zealand's premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers! The arrival of Easton Pearson's resort label 'Takeaway' has proved to be perfect for the Noosa lifestyle or for our ladies that love to cruise! At Minx & Max we also add to the mix, Nougat, Sandwhich, Brigid McLaughlin, Luxe Delux and L.A's Erge to give you an exciting choice of fashion that also flatters! Minx & Max is located conveniently across the road from Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction. Bella Rustique is one of Noosa's most beautiful and discerning homewares and gift wear stores stocking everything from one-off furniture and distinctive pieces, jewellery, fragrances and coffee table books to baby-wear and a gift registry. It is the ideal place to find that something special for every occasion Bella Rustique also offers an in-house design service. Bella Rustique has now just added a great coffee and cake bar. Relax over a freshly made coffee or tea and choose from the mouth watering cakes as you decide what to buy...

Symbolic Journey has an extensive range of spiritual books, crystals, jewellery, oracle and angel cards, tarot cards, essential oils, incense, music CDs/DVDs, inspirational DVDs, meditation and hypnosis CDs, Feng Shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, meaningful gifts and cards and more. Newton’s Apple Visit Newton's Apple Puzzles Games & Toys at Noosa Fair next to Coles, Bay Village in Hastings Street or online A wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities and toys for children and adults of all interests and budgets. With high quality products and helpful service you won’t find in major stores and most items are open to view and handle. There’s always something new and exciting in-store. Open 7 days: Bay Village: Mon - Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm Ph. 5447 4662 Noosa Fair: Mon - Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-2pm Ph. 5447 5578




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Works of art...

Tucked away in leafy Buderim is a gallery where brushes with fame are an everyday occurrence for the Jones’ family.


iffany Jones, her late mother Sharon and brothers Roderick and Stefan, an experienced team of art consultants, established the Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery in 2004. Today the renovated 50’s cottage is bursting with quality pieces by prestigious painters the who’s who of Australian art from Margaret Olley, Garry Shead, Brett Whiteley, Charles Blackman, Tim Storrier, David Boyd, John Perceval, Ray Crooke, Robert Dickerson and Jason Benjamin to Pro Hart, Sir Sidney Nolan, Albert Namatjira, Robert Dickerson, John Coburn, Hans Heysen, Geoffrey Proud, Hugh Sawrey and Patrick Kilvington plus nationally the gallery is known as a specialist in the artworks of Norman Lindsay and Hugh Sawrey who incidentally was born in Buderim. In addition there are exciting pieces by popular contemporary artists from all over Australia including Linda Keough, Kate Smith, Denise Daffara, Lori Pensini, Rachael Carmichael and Antje Collis.. Tiffany has loved everything creative and beautiful since a child and didn’t need much encouragement from her grandmother and mother who both had a feminist streak.



“My mother Sharon (who sadly passed away in May this year), was a big influence with her larger-than-life personality and boundless energy,” Tiffany remembers adding, “We were friends, as well as partners in crime, collecting beautiful things, finding artworks for our business and embarking on new projects, some of which were quite ambitious, including presenting fine art exhibitions out of thin air in far flung places, miles from home in regional areas. A great challenge but so much fun plus we met wonderful people along the way. “Then with the help of Sharon and my brothers, fellow directors Roderick and Stefan, we poured all our artistic frustrations into converting a run-down little cottage into one of Queensland’s most beautiful galleries. We’ve created an atmospheric place where people can enjoy the full experience both inside and out. The gallery is awash with colour from the stunning array of paintings, leadlight windows, striking Afghani carpets and glowing timber floorboards, plus the lush garden, airy verandas and exotic touches totally reflect our love of all things artistic plus memorable times we spent overseas.”


A day in the busy life of Tiffany ranges from chatting to people from all walks of life, selling and hanging artworks, liaising with artists and advising on art investment to organising framing and restoration, valuing and appraising, writing an art blog and working in the gallery’s garden, of course with the help of her brothers “Our main claim to fame,” says Tiffany, “is that we have the region’s largest and most varied selection of paintings available by Australia’s most important and collectable painters, with a focus not just on the ‘big name’ of the artist, but also offering what we feel are the better works by these painters. “An artist on people’s minds at the moment is Margaret Olley, because of the recent ABC documentary A Life in Paint. We are honoured to have the very gorgeous, original oil painting Cyclamen and Pomegranates, which was featured several times.” Apart from securing many collectable paintings for our clients and having several successful exhibitions, including a phenomenally successful Norman Lindsay exhibition in Brisbane in the late 1990s where we couldn't keep up with the demand,

we count one of our biggest successes as being the longevity of the business, becoming one of Queensland’s best galleries and weathering the financial downturn. “In my spare time I love to dance and have been enjoying Latin dancing for about five years. I also enjoy photography, gardening and writing and for indulgences I seek out travel, wine, music and beautiful jewellery. “My particular passion currently is the tango. I recently dived into a five week dancing adventure in Buenos Aires where I discovered the city, took dance lessons and tangoed into the wee hours at many tango salons. I recorded these experiences in a 380 page journal with photographs I took on the trip – a most satisfying way of combining my other interests.”

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An artist on people’s minds at the moment is Margaret Olley, because of the recent ABC documentary A Life in Paint. We are honoured to have the very gorgeous, original oil painting Cyclamen and Pomegranates, which was featured…” Tiffany Jones NoosaStyleLiving



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girly. Well that’s not the case. We have a range of offshore fishing and river fishing charters or self-drive hire boats, to take care of a few hours while the girls spend their time doing what they do best. We even have a bait and tackle shop for your fishing essentials before catching the big one that won’t get away. And don’t forget you can always finish the day with a coldie at the wine bar or visit Tourism to find out more about the region. iver therapy your cup of tea or coffee? If so, it’s easy to “Better still, why not fish off the deck from your holiday lose yourself at Noosa Marina. With its long river views home. We have a range of the best luxury house boats on and amazing sunsets, the 40 berth marina is one of the Noosa River, available for hire. It’s the ultimate the most picturesque vantage points on the coast. waterfront holiday experience and always just a short boat Locals and visitors flock there to enjoy its numerous ride away from some of Noosa’s best restaurants. attributes including myriad food options from fish and “The Noosa ferry runs every 90 minutes between chips al fresco near the Harbour Wine Bar, to the Noosa Marina and Hasting Street with several laidback and very popular Café Vin-Chino, the stops along the way including Gympie Terrace owners of which are now putting their stamp to the Sheraton Noosa Resort jetty, so no on Trios, which like Riverdeck next door is need to drive. But if you do there’s plenty of chosen by many, not just for lunch and parking.” dinner but also for weddings, parties and The Sunday Markets cover everything other celebrations. else you haven’t found in the shops. “During the day there are many Trading every Sunday from 8am to 2pm things to do, with hairdressers and his on the boardwalk, there’s live music, great and hers grooming shops for extra views, a wide range of products, arts and special treatments to the full works at crafts, different gift ideas and fresh the marina spa,” explains centre manager produce. As the band plays, why not Warren Smith. “Now under new browse around the stalls, grab something management the spa offers every to eat, enjoy a glass of wine or beer and pampering treatment possible for the toes, relax. tenderloins and torso to waxing and brow The Noosa Marina is in Tewantin, the original buffing - to name just a few. logging, fishing and tourist town. The local “All sorts of specialty shops, far removed from the aboriginal tribe the Kabi Kabis’ name for it was Woolumba, cloned chain stores you find in the shopping malls are meaning place of big water. The village has retained a treasure troves waiting to be explored. The family-run strong community atmosphere yet has a distinctive, businesses offer everything from homewares, fashion, fashionably upgraded business centre. photographic works of art, shoes, nick-knacks and body Original Queenslanders remain in the middle of town, products to an extra-special chocolate shop and a clever there’s the incredible natural beauty of Lake Doonella with florist. its amazing birdlife while the hub-bub of activity and the “Now I know what you’re thinking – it all sounds a bit magnet for visitors and locals is the Noosa Marina.

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Sunshine Beach... Great coffee, food & sunshine


ennis greats Evonne Goolagong-Cawley and Pat Rafter call Sunshine Beach home, as do playwright David Williamson and author wife Kristin, also familiar faces from television such as Daniel McPherson, Jo Beth Taylor and Sally Jenyns. Similarly countless business folk and celebs from Brisbane and south of the border, even overseas call it their home away from home. They all cherish the laidback lifestyle and privacy yet consider the Sunshine Beach village is their backyard and are avid fans of its eclectic meld of places to shop, eat and drink. Sunshine Beach once known as Golden Beach, is also a popular choice for visitors who choose to stay in apartments with salty summer breezes or spread out and luxuriate in multi-million dollar mansions with access to the beach. Head to the beach and pack a picnic to enjoy on the foreshore and park. The wide, open coastline hosts a variety of banks for an endless, uncrowded surfing session and the section in front of the Surf Club is patrolled year round. After a cool dip in the ocean, try the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for spectacular ocean views as well as great eating and drinking. Join the local cafe society. You never know who you’ll bump into!

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If coffee is something you can’t do without, experience a superlative espresso – the organic coffee beans are roasted on site – and spend an idle hour with a favourite magazine under a broad umbrella. Find a spot on a wide deck for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between; book at one of the many restaurants or cafes where imaginative seasonal fare from tapas, mezze, modern Asian, yum cha, seafood and Mediterranean are de rigueur; or call in to a bakery, deli or general store for fresh local produce, snacks, ice creams and lollipops for the kids. Order a cool beer, wine, cocktail or a tall drink and settle into a comfy couch or perch on a stool at a beach bar where locals drop in on their way to the waves. This Spring try a tempting cocktail at XO. The retail mix is cosmopolitan yet varied from surf shop, seafood take-outs, a bespoke hairdressers, pampering specialists, appealing homewares and convenience store to savvy boutiques. It’s all a buzz. The beach acts as a runway to nature walks and trails through the Noosa National Park, where breathtaking views and sunsets and hopefully the perfect break at the unspoilt Alexandria Bay await. Sunshine Beach – the sunshine of our everyday lives.

“Living here is like heaven. I try not to take it for granted and savour every moment. To have it all at your doorstep, beautiful beach, spectacular walks and a great restaurant culture to enjoy with people from all walks of life is a blessing” Robert Mrozowski, long time local.



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Foodie Bites

“The Rolling Dolmade’s vision is to deliver a service to suit the people and lifestyle of Noosa.” Chef Leigh Darlington demonstrating the finer points in the warm-up

Culinary clash


The battle for the title of Market Chef 2012 was a hard fought match between students from Noosa and Maroochydore High Schools, with initially ten schools and training colleges across the Sunshine competing over ten weeks in the Eumundi Markets outdoor kitchen. “It’s been a tough competition this year with an impressive high standard of cooking,” effused Peter Homan the Eumundi Markets manager. “To watch the students learn more about food selection, preparation and presentation has been a privilege.” Overseeing the grand final battle was chef Leigh Darlington who with a team of fellow local chefs, mentored the students each week and determined the mystery dish which was only made known to the grand finalists on the day, and featured fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce available from local growers and suppliers at Eumundi Markets. Steamed wild boar with a green mango salad and seared scallops with blood orange, Gympie Goats Cheese and baby fennel salad showed Noosa District State High School’s level of expertise from knife and cooking skills to plating up and earned them the title, a $500 market voucher to be spent at the Eumundi Markets on fresh produce plus the magnificent Market Chef trophy, made by Lewis Alessandro of Cutlery Creations.


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off t Falling in love again... For decades the perennial local favourite and benchmark for casual dining alfresco has been Café Le Monde. Café Le Monde - Hastings Street

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Thai beef rice noodle salad

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alty sarongs, sunnies and sandy thongs are de rigueur at Café Le Monde, favourably situated across from the beach in Hastings Street. Coffee and breakfast aficionados flock there - just ask the folk who frequent the ‘table of knowledge’. In fact what’s not to love about this quintessential café with its cheeky, good humoured attitude, generous fare with an emphasis on local produce, impressive drinks list and live music several times per week. The look-at-me makeover which opens the space to the street was executed under the watchful eye of co-owners Ryan and Jaxon Taylor. Lounges, plump cushions and chairs in cool coloured fabrics and vibrant red bar stools complement the street-side on-the-go espresso bar which serves Clandestino Roasters specialty coffee every morning from 6am. Matt Holt has headed the kitchen brigade for 12 years and sous chef Paul Sing for eight. They source local produce including seafood, Noosa Reds tomatoes and Kilcoy beef where possible with specials such as gold band snapper served on a green pawpaw and rice noodle salad with chilli, palm sugar dressing, reflecting what’s freshly delivered on the day. Gold band snapper was also the hero of fish and chips, but of course dipped in a wispy James Squire Golden Ale batter and served with house made tartare and chips took on a whole new delicious direction. Thai beef rice noodle salad, with carrot, snow peas, bean shoots, spring onions, peanuts and more, added texture to the fresh take on a traditional flavour-filled Thai beef salad; a roasted pumpkin salad with wild rocket, goats cheese, roast capsicum, toasted pine nuts, red onion, apple balsamic vinegar and olive oil was a wondrous trip on the Mediterranean; and peeping though puff pastry atop the confit duck and wild mushroom pie with a Pedro Ximenez sherry jus, was the duck leg. Served with a creamy mash and sautéed Asian greens, it was declared delectable. The prelude to a leisurely repast is sharing tapas. Salt and pepper squid with harissa aioli; goong sarong Mooloolaba prawns with tomato and chilli jam; sticky pork belly skewers with green apple hoi sin sauce; and big and bold on flavour barbeque beef short ribs with smoked hickory barbecue sauce, proved the point implicitly. And fresh-from-the-oven garlic, chive and cheddar ciabatta was a delish surprise. A well-chosen wine list features a broad selection including small producers and, many by the glass. Queensland wines such as Ballandean’s Hidden Creek Chardonnay and Summit Merlot Cabernet also from the Granite Belt are overtaking many of the more familiar labels.

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…peeping though puff pastry atop the confit duck and wild mushroom pie with a Pedro Ximenez sherry jus, was the duck leg Café Le Monde, a magnet for visitors and locals alike pumps every day - just like it did when the Taylor family took over in 1986.



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the menu


Mark Waterton & Nicole Anderson

Heart and soul of Trio’s... View on Little Hastings - Outrigger Resort & Spa

about-to-be released summer menu will be more in keeping with the new look Trio’s. “We envisage two tiers,” explains Mark. “The rear deck with endless views down the Noosa River will offer a bar and grill feel offering seriously good food with a strong emphasis on quality and value, while the front room will retain, albeit improved, its ix years later, wondering what else they current a la carte ambiance for evening could do and both restless by nature, it dining and formal/semi-formal functions.” seemed logical to apply the same heart Executive chef Marcus Denby had a 200 and soul formula they put into the café, to seat gastro pub in the UK, so with his nearby Trio’s which had been established 14 formidable talent combined with Mark and years ago by the previous owners . Nicole’s entrepreneurial flair plus a new “We didn’t set out to be restaurateurs,” name, the space now known as Trio’s is recalls Mark, who with Nicole, a former guaranteed to cosset the diner with a menu Microsoft certified systems engineer, that hits the mark with quality produce and emigrated from Canada 15 years ago, after service to match. he served as an aerospace engineering officer in the RAAF. “However when you find a place you love and one that fits like Noosa does for us, you find something to do that pays the bills. And let’s face it there’s not much of a demand for our skills here. “People thought we were mad buying Trio’s but was a natural progression for us and so conveniently co-located near the café, it just made sense. “When it comes to position, there are truly few places in Noosa that can boast so much, but saying that the venue does not showcase its full potential, nor the mood or energy we seek.” Mark and Nicole will slowly make changes as the business matures however their first initiative, in response to an overwhelming demand to re-open the back deck has already begun. Raspberry rippled meringue The interim menu offered existing diners with berries and cream some much needed change, however the



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Dinner on the good

‘ship unsinkable’



Clive and Anna Palmer

he Captain’s Atlantic Dinner replicated as close as possible, the final night onboard the ‘ship unsinkable’, with guests resplendent in their black tie and ballroom finery treated like the promenading gentry of the early 1900s. After receiving Titanic boarding cards they were transported to the Resort’s ballroom by vintage car before being greeted by none other than Captain Edward Smith himself. Pipers piped as diners strode over the gangplank, stepping aboard for pre-dinner champagne and their first look at the stunningly

decked-out dining room. A string quartet added to the salubrious, bygone era ambience as the eager crowd took their seats for the first of thirteen deliciously dainty courses. Each was an authentic dish from the Titanic’s original first class menu lovingly recreated by the Resort’s army of gifted chefs. There were oysters, soup and salmon, a feast of actors from Melbourne’s Titanic Theatre Restaurant, and top Irish band McGuinness & Co on sea shanties. Filet mignonette Lili, chicken Lyonnaise, lamb, duckling and sirloin of beef with asparagus vinaigrette and pate de foie gras followed, all served on replica crockery that in itself was a major talking point for guests. Amongst the beverages was a palatecleansing punch romaine and top French wines. Entertainers went through life-belt drills and the dark moment when all onboard the ship in 1912 realised its fate was sealed. Outside the dining room, local artist Wayne Fleming drew free caricatures for guests in the chilly night air, just as Jack did in the 1997 blockbuster movie. The four desserts presented on one plate were peaches in chartreuse jelly, French ice cream, Waldorf pudding and a chocolate and vanilla éclair. What a sweet way to end a totally memorable night, unlike those on the Titanic.




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Just in time for Summer parties... Cherry Sangria Preparation time: 15 minutes plus minimum 1 hour refrigeration time Serves: 6 Ingredients: 750ml red or white wine (a spicy shiraz or fresh sauvignon blanc is perfect) 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 orange 1 lemon 1 lime 1 litre lemonade 300g pitted cherries, halved

Method: 1. Combine the wine and sugar in a large jug. 2. Thinly slice the orange, lemon and lime and add to the wine mixture. 3. Stir in the cherries and chill for at least 1 hour (or up to three days). 4. When ready to serve, add the lemonade and serve over lots of ice. 5. When ready to serve, dip the panna cotta moulds in boiling water then unmould onto serving plates and top with whole cherries. The Australian Cherry Growers Assoc




Cherish the moment..

The Australian cherry season lasts just 100 days!



ussie Cherries are available in abundant supply from November through to the end of February and are the quintessential summer fruit – brilliant for your health and beauty, tasty, versatile and great value for money. Cherries are loved for their delicious flavour and ruby red colour and can be enjoyed in many ways every day. They are perfect for a summer picnic, lunchbox treat or festive family feast. They’re also a smart choice when it comes to summer snacking as they contain no fat or cholesterol and are jampacked with antioxidants. Other phytonutrients contained in cherries may even offer protection against heart disease, reduce inflammation, and ease arthritis and gout pain. For more information and lots more exciting recipes, check out the Australian Cherry Report on So go on, buy a bag of delicious Aussie cherries this season and cherish the moment!

White Chocolate and Cherry Panna Cotta Serves: Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes, plus minimum 3 hours refrigeration time Ingredients: • 4 sheets leaf gelatine or 3 teaspoons powdered gelatine • 1/2 cup milk • 2 cups cream • 1/2 cup castor sugar • 100g good quality white chocolate • 200g pitted cherries • 100g whole cherries with stems on

Method: 1. If using leaf gelatine, soak the gelatine in the milk. If using powdered gelatine, sprinkle the gelatine over the milk, stir, then microwave on high for 30 seconds. 2. Place the cream, sugar and chocolate in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until the chocolate has melted. 3. Add the gelatine and milk and stir until the gelatine has dissolved. 4. Place pitted cherries in the base of six moulds then pour over the panna cotta mixture. Refrigerate for three to six hours or overnight. 5. When ready to serve, dip the panna cotta moulds in boiling water then unmould onto serving plates and top with whole cherries. The Australian Cherry Growers Assoc



Must have foodie books...

Amalfi Coast Recipes By: Amanda Tabberer Penguin Books RRP $49.99

Produce to Platter the food & wine lovers' guide - Yarra Valley & The Dandenongs By: Daniele Wilton and Jonette George Published by: Smudge Publishing RRP $34.99 In this new book Produce to Platter: Yarra Valley & The Dandenongs, readers will discover the unique cosmos of regional vignerons, winemakers and chefs making use of local produce supplied from farm gates, small shop fronts, artisan craftsmen and boutique enterprises. Fullcolour photography showcases this famous food and wine region to its stunning best - with stories about the vineyards, restaurants and producers, that take you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the locals. Readers are also provided with sumptuous signature recipes using local produce by the region's top chefs, whilst discovering the connection between the region's traditional owners, white settlers and today's inhabitants. As the latest instalment in the Produce to Platter series, Yarra Valley & The Dandenongs, beautifully showcases the unique atmosphere of the region, and provides readers with an insider’s look at the locals who produce the best the region has to offer. Written by Smudge Publishing motherdaughter team, Daniele Wilton & Jonette George, this is a must-have travel companion for readers looking to explore the Yarra Valley. For more information visit



Flying squid and potato stew, Fish in crazy water, Spaghetti of the convent. Already the food of the Amalfi Coast is intriguing. The star is fresh produce from the sea, complemented by sun-kissed local ingredients: cherry tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, seasonal herbs and the famous Amalfi lemon. Amanda Tabberer spent two decades living on the Amalfi Coast, and was made welcome at the tables and in the kitchens of passionate local cooks. Here she shares authentic Amalfi recipes that have been passed down through the generations.

About the author... In her first book, My Amalfi Coast, Amanda Tabberer described her experiences as she lived and loved in her adopted homeland, where she forged her career as a fashion stylist, working in Milan for CondĂŠ Nast before moving to Positano. Soon she established her own signature retail outlet for designer wear, exclusive screenprints and luxury villa rentals on the Amalfi Coast. In her second book, Amalfi Coast Recipes, Amanda offers a stunning collection of authentic local recipes, generously shared by a wonderful variety of regional cooks and VIP chefs, many of whom became close friends over her 20 years in the area. And yes, she is also Maggie Tabberer's daughter!


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a truly indulgent experience and one which can be had every day


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flower power The zucchini, an immature fruit is the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower, which is so eyecatching it’s a shame to eat them – almost.

Main photo: Spanner crab and Hervey Bay scallop mousse-filled zucchini blooms with sea salt wilted zucchini ribbon salad and orangeEVOO emulsion, created by Bistro C’s Britt Hoglund




uring the 16th century the zucchini, which belongs to the Cucurbita genus - one of the oldest vegetable families in existence, was introduced to Spain and then later to Italy by the conquistadors. It was also referred to as courgette, which is derived from the original French term courge d'Italie. By the 19th century they were widely popular with the Italians who have known since cultivating them that the exquisite lush flowers were a delicacy. Comprised largely of water the egg-yolk coloured flower is also used in soups or fillings for quesadillas in Mexico and Central America. Two types of zucchini blossoms are sold at the markets and both are used in cooking. The male zucchini flower has a thin stem attached and the sturdier female usually has a small zucchini attached to the flower. Kim and Owen Jago started growing zucchini flowers about seven years ago when Owen was looking for a career change, also something they could do together. They had acreage at Landsborough and with a farming background on Kim’s side of

the family, Hinterland Zucchini Flowers was born and has blossomed into a very successful year-round business. “We started off small and now have niche markets for our produce selling our fresh flowers from Noosa to Melbourne through the markets and direct to providores who deliver from Noosa to Brisbane,” explains Kim. “We have 12 acres available to grow on but at present are using about six totally devoted to two varieties which are at different stages of growth. Crops are rotated every eight to ten weeks. “We offer both the morning open flowers which are very quick to stuff and the afternoon flower which we usually send interstate as it has a longer shelf life.” Choose flowers that are firm at the tip, not wilted, with petals only slightly open. The stamens inside the flowers should not be brown if fresh. Blossoms that are just starting to open are easier to stuff but are extremely perishable and ideally should be used on the day of purchase. Flowers can be sautéed, stuffed, roasted, steamed or chopped and added to risottos, frittatas and pasta.

Make a zucchini flower and tomato salad adding sliced pear, crumbled ricotta cheese and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil; chop zucchini flowers and add to an omelette halfway through cooking, with plenty of cracked black pepper; or take a leaf out of the cookbooks of local chefs.

Apparently it’s traditional Italian and delicious. I’ll have to try it.”

Michael Jenkins the executive chef of View on Little Hastings Street, is also enamoured with zucchini flowers especially he says when Marcus Denby the executive chef filled with goats cheese or of Trios says zucchini flowers are ricotta then tempura battered irresistibly moreish: “I prefer the closed and served with ratatouille. “I flowers when they’re out of reach of also like them filled with either bugs and nasties and the bigger the a light fish or chicken mousse flower the more the stuffing and the and served as an more enjoyment you get from eating accompaniment to the fish or these perfections of nature. Don’t chicken. I tend to go with a wash them as it can bruise the lighter sauce or even a broth delicate flowers, just give them a when serving so the flavour of shake then gently tease open the the flower and filling are not Owen and Kim Jago flowers checking for anything that lost. Recently I cooked a shouldn't be there and stuff with an endless ideas from a mix of knobby snapper fillet with ginger and shitake broth, stuffed bocconcini, salted anchovies, crisp pancetta and kalamata olives, zucchini flowers and green onion.” dipped in the lightest of tempura batters and served with a caper and red onion salsa; shred an aromatic duck confit mix it with a julienne of leeks, carrots and spring onions, bind it with hoisin Paul Leete the executive chef of Sails has been a huge fan of sauce and deep fry quickly in tempura batter and drizzle with Hinterland Zucchini Flowers for many years. “These flowers are a sweet chilli reduction; creamy risotto bound with broad beans, chef’s dream,” he says excitedly. “Picked in the morning before confit garlic, slow roasted cherry tomatoes then fold in a they are affected by heat they remain open revealing their chiffonade of zucchini flowers and mint at the last minute and top luscious golden interior. They are as close to perfection as you it with goats curd; or my favourite - sautéed panko-crumbed could imagine with every single one the same size and condition, zucchini flowers filled with crab tartare accompanied with a all handled with great care and attention in packaging to zucchini galette and finished with watercress cream.” protect them. “The open flowers present more attractively and are much Thomas Corner’s David Rayner says he prefers consistently easier to stuff than the closed ones. I fry them stuffed and large open flowers as they’re much easier to stuff and the flower unstuffed, crumbed or battered or simply roasted. One of my is less likely to get torn or bruised. “We use a variety of ingredients favourite preparations is a filling of spanner crab, spring onion and to stuff them however one of the most popular has been goats ricotta. The flower is then crumbed rather than battered and cheese, toasted pine nut, confit lemon, muscatels and lemon served with a raw tomato vinaigrette using ripe tomatoes from thyme, then either coated in tempura batter and fried or steamed. Noosa Reds. I’ve also battered them using chick pea flour for a great gluten free alternative. Cedar Creek buffalo mozzarella or “I love flowers that have been picked very early in the morning haloumi with Noosa Reds tomatoes, is another perfect when tightly closed,” remarks Bistro C’s executive chef Dayle combination for these world class zucchini flowers. We’re so Merlo. “Just rinse under cold water and tease open with a finger. blessed to have them on our doorstep”. Size is important so they’re roughly the same size for cooking time and presentation. If I’m picking from my own garden I chose male flowers after the females have been pollinated, which have stems without the zucchini and cook more evenly otherwise you can just split the zucchini lengthways before cooking. “Visually they’re fantastic raw in salads with a subtle. For unstuffable ones cut any insect damaged bits off and make sure the chewer isn’t still home, then toss through a pasta with ribbons of mature zucchini shaved with a vegie peeler, a dollop of cream or mascarpone, crumbled blue cheese and Victorian walnuts. And you can’t go past my favourite of a good seafood farce – prawn, scallop or crabmeat or a combo of all, a bit of lemon zest and chervil to season, a smidge of cream to loosen the mix, in a light tempura-ish batter, and served with a herby salsa verde or just a squeeze of lemon. Portobello mushroom duxelle makes a good vego option. Ditto fresh herbs, grated parmesan, a dash of cream to smooth and a little egg white to set, crisp fried in a light polenta batter, drizzled with truffle oil and pistou for aroma and taste. Sounds bizarre but one of my chefs suggested black olive, strawberry and ricottastuffed flowers, battered, fried and drizzled with fig vincotto.

“Picked in the morning before they are affected by heat they remain open revealing their luscious golden interior. They are as close to perfection as you could imagine..’ Paul Leete



Seafood sensation


he simpatico between River Cottage’s Marc Wohner and seafood from Spanner Crabs Noosa forms the perfect partnership of flavours, freshness and technique. Testament to that was the annual seafood degustation dinner. After an amuse bouche of a Hervey Bay scallop, the hero of the first course was Hiramasa yellow tail kingfish which is reared sustainably in ocean pens in South Australia’s Port Lincoln, and after being gently smoked was served with yoghurt, apple and watercress. Chargrilled Freemantle octopus, sustainably caught in individual octopus traps has extraordinary flavour and texture, probably due to its underwater diet of lobster, crabs and scallop. This was enhanced by its accompaniments of candied chorizo, kalamata olives and pressed heirloom tomatoes. Wafer-thin sheets of lasagne, interleaved with generous succulent pieces of hand-picked spanner crab meat, plus an intensely fragrant bisque and a light foam, was divinely decadent. A vastly different yet clever style of presentation followed with a large jar of Italianstyle sweet, soft meat Kinkawooka (Aboriginal for ‘good waters’) mussels which are farmed in Boston Bay in Port Lincoln. Cone Bay barramundi from the Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberlys, is Australia’s only ocean reared barra, which means it’s guaranteed never to be muddy or earthy. The tides are amongst the biggest in the world so the fish spend 20 hours per day swimming against the current which promotes inter muscular fat and a sweet flavour. Served with wild mushrooms, potato foam, asparagus and truffle sauce the dish was a fitting finale. So good is the spanner crab Noosa lasagna it’s now a signature dish and stars on the current menu.


Loves His Macadamias



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Eamon Sullivan



As an elite athlete who loves to cook, Eamon Sullivan knows the importance of food that is healthy, convenient, and Australian owned and grown. He's also keen to encourage Aussies young and old to snack on our famous native nut while there’s plenty available. “I enjoy a handful of macadamias everyday because they have so much going for them,” he said. “They’re rich in fibre, contain plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fatty acids, antioxidants like manganese and best of all, they taste great!” “The crisp texture, delicate buttery flavour and versatility make Australian macadamias a fantastic cooking ingredient,” he said. “I love including them in my favourite dishes and they’re great for dressing up a summer salad, as a crunchy surprise to most desserts, or as a pesto or marinade.” Macadamias are the only native Australian plant that has been developed and traded internationally as a commercial food product. From reasonably humble beginnings as a cottage industry in the 1970’s, Australia has now taken firm leadership of world production, research, marketing and development, and is the largest producer and exporter, delivering macadamias to more than 40 countries worldwide. Macadamias are grown along the eastern seaboard of New South Wales and Queensland, from Nambucca Heads in the south through to Mackay in the north. About 60% of the Australian crop is produced in the NSW Northern Rivers district. There are approximately 850 macadamia growers in Australia, producing around 35,500 tonnes in 2010 with an export value of around $120-130 million per annum.


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FISH AND PRAWN CAKES WITH MACADAMIAS AND MINT YOGHURT Serves ; 4 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Ingredients: 100g (2/3 cup) roasted macadamia nuts, finely chopped 500g uncooked king prawns 400g boneless fish fillets 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 tbs green curry paste

2 tbs lemon juice 2 tbs chopped coriander leaves 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup plain yoghurt 1 1/2 tbs chopped mint

Method: Peel and devein the prawns. Chop the prawns and fish roughly. Combine in a food processor and blend until roughly chopped, remove.

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Add the nuts, onion, curry paste, lemon juice and coriander to the fish mixture. Press the mixture together, divide into 8 and roll into patties. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add 4 of the patties and cook on medium for 1 minute on each side or until just cooked through. Repeat with the remaining patties. Serve with combined yoghurt and mint.

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food bite Has anyone noticed how much wonderful food is out there? An adventurous smorgasbord of super-fresh food using top-notch produce and crosses many culinary borders appeals to everyone’s palates. Mongolian Freestyle Billy Law from television’s popular Masterchef recently headed to the Sunshine Coast as part of Freestyle Escape’s celebrity chef program. In 1996, whilst studying in Toowoomba, thousands of miles from his home country, he missed home-cooked meals so much so, that he picked up a spatula, grabbed a wok and started cooking. “When it comes to cooking, my biggest inspiration has to be my mum,” says the Malaysian/Chinese Sydneysider. “There are recipes on my blog learned from my mother’s side, even though we weren’t really allowed to touch anything in the kitchen. Just look. This was great training as Ex Masterchef contestant - Billy Law now I follow my instincts and am always ready to explore new flavours. I love food in all its wild variety and I believe we should try everything once, love it or hate it.” With his Asian background and being influenced by western culture, he thinks he’s lucky to be exposed to both spectacular cuisines. He’s always on the move, camera in hand, travelling to different countries and exploring cultures whilst submerging himself in the sights and sounds of the culinary world. Since leaving Masterchef he works part time at a patisserie, is a keen blogger, hosts cooking demonstrations, has been a guest at numerous food festivals, has been busy completing his soon-to-be-released book Have You Eaten?, and is looking forward to hosting a 9-day culinary tour to his home country of Malaysia. If you missed Billy’s class at the Freestyle Escape Cooking School, make sure that you check details for upcoming classes for other celebrity chefs, including Ian Curly from Melbourne’s European and television’s Conviction Kitchen, plus Christine Manfield from Sydney’s Universal, who are booked in for later in the year, check out



s... Beach view from Sails Restaurant

A taste of the Mediterranean


low Food Noosa will celebrate Spring with a long lunch amongst the olive groves at a private property in the Obi Obi Valley. Well known chefs Craig McCabe from the Noosa Waterfront and Jamie Milverton from Jamie’s Gourmet have designed a three course feast of antipasto platters with bread, olive oil, dukkah, dips and olives; shared plates of slow cooked lamb and barbecued fish accompanied by fresh seasonal salads and vegetables; and an Italian chocolate and pecan cake with fresh berries and yoghurt. BYO beverages, hat and sturdy shoes. Peregian Beach guitarist, Andrew Turnbull will entertain. Slow Food Noosa president, Erika Hackett said those interested should book early: “Our long lunches are always incredibly popular and the bus trip only adds to the fun. The property is in the most gorgeous location imaginable with olive groves, fruit-laden orchards, camellia bushes and even alpacas grazing in the fields.” It’s on Sunday 7 October, 12noon – 4pm and costs $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Bus transport to the Obi Obi Essentials Farm in Kirbys Road is included. Bookings and more details: or call 5473 Craig McCabe 5758 Other Slow Food events worth diarising include Slow Food breakfasts on the last Thursday of each month at the Outrigger Resort & Spa, Little Hastings Street. 25 October, speakers are Kerry and John Pool, owners for over 20 years of the Tomarata Lychee Orchard; and on 29 November, speakers are Helen and Bruce Hill from Achacha Australia. The Achacha is from the same family and is similar to the Mangosteen however it has a thinner golden skin compared to the Mangosteen's thicker dark purple skin and a wonderful balance between sweet and tart with a delicate sorbet finish. It’s delicious, refreshing, exotic, tangy and effervescent. No wonder the name translates as 'honey kiss'. For bookings email Erika on To join Slow Food Noosa a non-profit organisation, visit NoosaStyleLiving


noosastyle 2013 Australian Wine Vintages by Robert Geddes MW Did you know that there are over 3500 wine producers in Australia? With such a large selection how do you find out who makes the best Pinot for under $50? Or which wineries near you are the most awarded? Australian Wine Vintages provides readers with detailed tasting notes, information about vintage quality, and indicative prices for over 5,000 wines from 320 of Australia’s best wineries. It also includes a list of Certified Organic and/or Biodynamic wineries and a quick guide to wine varieties and regions - so you know what to look for. The Gold star list recognises the most consistent wine producers in Australia, with Rob's annual list of the top 100 wines tasted also included; and given that he tries over 3000 wines each year - he knows what he’s talking about. This book provides up-to-date advice on which cellar doors to visit, plus where to eat and stay, drawing on not only Rob’s experience but also the winemakers of the region. Complete with full colour label images and winery details, this easy to use guide is written and published by Rob Geddes, one of only a handful of Australians to be awarded the prestigious international ‘Master of Wine’. RRP $34.95

WIN!We have 3 copies available for our readers. If you would like to win one, please email your name, address and daytime telephone contact to: and write 2013 Australian Wine Vintages in the subject line. James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013 Hardie Grant Books, $36.95 Following on from last year’s number one bestselling guide on wineries and wine in Australia, Halliday says the country “is blessed with an unmatched range of terroir, enabling it to make wines ranging from the uniquely complex fortified wines of Rutherglen to the 100year-old Para Liqueur of Seppelt in the Barossa Valley, all the way through to the exceptional sparkling wines of Tasmania, grown in a climate every bit as cool as that of Champagne.”. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, Halliday reveals the Winery of the Year, the best of the best by variety and region, ten dark horses plus of course detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating, details on wineries such as opening times, vineyard sizes, information about the winemakers and a special note: look out for Kilikanoon!



in For more than 350 years the Symington Family has created quality Port.


n 2012, there are seven Symingtons working in the family business, six are the 13th generation of the family in the Port trade. From the Douro vineyards through to the winemaking, ageing and tasting, a member of the Symington family is directly responsible for every bottle of Port they produce. The family’s dedication to quality was rewarded earlier this year, when Paul Symington was named the Decanter Man of the Year 2012, a first for anyone from Portugal. Symington Family Estates is the largest land owner in Portugal’s Douro Valley with more 2,300 acres of vineyards. Cockburn’s the famous fortified winemaker was established by Scotsman Robert Cockburn in 1815, who returned to Portugal after first visiting the country as a soldier fighting under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. It became a major brand of Port in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2010 Cockburn’s joined Symington Family Estates, which owns over 2,300 acres of vineyards in the Douro Valley, by far the largest vineyard holding in this wine region. Cockburn’s vineyards and four quintas are located in the upper reaches of the Douro Valley; some of the most isolated properties in the region. Quinta Dos Canais is located at an elevated height on a spectacular bend of the river and is the source of Cockburn’s Vintage Port. Definitely a perfect addition to your next dinner party. 2006 Cockburn’s Late Vintage Port This LBV Port is from one specific vintage harvest (2006) and has been matured in oak for four to six years. Notes of Morello Cherry and dark chocolate make this Port a spicy must have. RRP$26.99 Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port This Special Reserve Port is a mature off-dry style with a 'vintage character' of dried plums, walnuts and tobacco aromas and a palate that is soft and mellow with a nice, long length. RRP$24.99 PURE EXPRESSIONS OF AN EXCEPTIONAL 2010 VINTAGE Voyager Estate is delighted to release the latest vintage of both 2010 Shiraz and 2010 Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot. According to Steve James, Manager of Winemaking and Viticulture, the red wines of 2010 show

exceptional fruit purity, elegance and fine silky tannins and are, he believes, some of the best examples to date from Voyager Estate in Margaret River. Voyager Estate 2010 Shiraz This rich, dark red wine offers a perfumed bouquet of lifted spicy, dark berry fruit with briary notes, and a complex and elegant palate displaying flavours of raspberry, blackberry and dark cherries with a hint of spice. The tannins are fine, layered and silky and integrate seamlessly with nuances of cedar and vanillin from maturation in the finest French and American oak. The wine is characterised by an amazing purity of summer berry fruit flavours on both the nose and the palate. Food Match: Honey crusted magret of duck with goat’s curd and wild mushroom risotto served with watercress. RRP $38.00 Taylors Estate Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée Celebrations have started at Taylors Wines with the release of its first ever Taylors Estate Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée. Being a pioneer of screw cap in Australia, Taylors has released the sparkling under both cork and screw cap making it one of the first wineries in the world to introduce this innovation for sparkling wine. At release, the wine displays a bouquet of clean citrus fragrances along with lifted floral blossom, toffee almonds, crème brûlée and underlying hints of vanilla and rosewater. Traditional method of bottle fermentation ensures a fine, delicate and persistent mousse. It is an excellent choice for festive celebrations and a perfect match to a seafood lunch. RRP: $18.95 Taylors Wines are available from all good liquor merchants. Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2004 The new release champagne from Pol Roger is a rich salmon pink colour with a fine stream of small bubbles. The rosé has aromas of ripe fruits, with elements of citrus fruits, pomegranate and red berries. With creamy ripeness and a hint of vanilla, this beautiful rosé is an ideal match to salmon and delicate meats. Better still it’s a great start to lunch with friends and family. Revered around the world and regarded as the ‘gentleman’s champagne’, the House of Pol Roger represents excellence, independence and integrity, much like the modern gentleman. It’s no surprise that it is a favourite champagne amongst the British Royal family. In fact, Pol Roger proudly bears the Royal Warrant – a mark of recognition to people or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Royal Family. RRP: $114.95


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Australia's First Organic Beer true flavour without compromise...


ward-winning Australian beer brand, O’Brien Beer, has recently undergone a rebrand with new packaging, bottles and labels. The new look bottles are heading into stores nationwide. Naturally brewed and 100% gluten-free, O’Brien Beer developed a method for brewing great beers, true to flavour and without compromise. Rebellion Brewing, makers of O’Brien Beer, produce a range of four gluten-free beers made from millet and sorghum grains, extending from brown ale to smooth lagers to fruity pale ales, as well as the world’s first naturally brewed gluten-free low alcohol beer. Having been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 1998, owner and self- taught brewer, John O’Brien, quickly found that there was no Australian gluten-free beers on the market and no international beers that matched up to the taste of a good craft beer, and so he decided to develop his own range. “I was looking to make an all-natural gluten free beer, with no colourings or preservatives, that still tasted just as good as barley based beers, if not even better. Following some terrible initial attempts (and a fire in the back shed, whilst trying to roast some grain), batch by batch these trial beers became better and better, to the point where I thought there could be a commercial opportunity.” John said This unparalleled dedication to great taste and premium quality has meant that O’Brien Beer has won numerous awards since its formation in 2002, including; the inaugural Gluten Free Beer Awards in the UK, more than half a dozen Australian International Beer Awards, and a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in the US in 2010 (category 14). More info at Hart of the Barossa The 'Soul Mate' Rosé Hart of the Barossa are a small family owned business that is passionate about creating bold and authentic wine from the purest grapes nature can offer. Wines that are better for the environment, better for our health, and absolutely - taste better. They credit their fabulous wines on a lot of help from the beautiful Barossan terroir. Their 2012 Soul Mate Rose’ has been crafted from early picked Shiraz fruit from their single vineyard at Vine Vale. The wine is matured in French barriques and blended with a small helping of fresh grape juice at bottling. The style is a perfect marriage, not too sweet and not too dry. A delicately fragrant Rosé exuding characteristics of strawberry and toffee apple. . $20.00

Reserve Orange Riesling 2011

“Outstanding” organic vineyard

growing helps protect water quality. Pesticides and other chemicals widely used in conventional farming contaminate ground water and rivers and pollute primary sources of drinking water. In addition to its own vineyards, Tamburlaine contracts two other sizeable vineyards, one in Orange and AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST one in the Hunter. Approximately 70 ORGANIC WINE PRODUCER per cent of the winery’s total crush EXCELS WITH HIGH RATINGS comes from the123-hectares now in FROM JAMES HALLIDAY IN Orange and the remainder comes from 40 hectares of Hunter Valley LATEST WINE COMPANION. vineyards. The winery continues to push the irst established in 1966, boundaries of innovation in organic Tamburlaine was purchased by a farming to create high-quality wine small group of friends and relatives that best represents the ‘terroir’, led by managing director and chief where the wine is grown, naturally. winemaker Mark Davidson in 1985. He The Tamburlaine approach is has maintained a pioneering vision and resonating with more and more turned Tamburlaine into Australia’s consumers and wine critics alike, with largest organic wine producer with a 5the winery holding three five-star star “outstanding” rating by James ratings of 94 points each in James Halliday. Halliday’s 2013 Australian Wine Tamburlaine has organic and Companion. They included the biodynamic vineyards in the Hunter Valley and the Orange highlands of NSW. Its 93- Reserve Orange Riesling 2011, “a ripe exotic and hectare Orange property has also integrated highly perfumed bouquet offering candied orange, biodynamic methods into its organic management spices and bath talc; the palate is fresh, textured system. This property is one of the largest certified- and long with a distinct Alsatian feel, finishing with washer river stone minerality and fine-boned organic vineyards in the Southern Hemisphere. The winery is the first certified carbon neutral acidity.” The RRP is $30. In the non-Reserve range around $20/$25, winemaker in the country, with its recent entry into trading carbon credits. The future will see less and there’s a sparkling vintage Tamburlaine Blanc de less credits required, with the plan to one day see Blanc which uses the best Chardonnay grapes, has the extra carbon-fixing capacity of organic beautiful fruit flavours and fine bubbles; the 2011 vineyards recognised as offsets for the wineries day Wine Lovers Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of passionfruit and orange blossom; the 2011Rosé is to day activities. But what makes certified organic wine better? made with Grenache fruit which makes a perfect Grapes are grown without synthetic fertilisers, pink wine as it’s lifted with raspberry and cherry herbicides or pesticides; the soil is allowed to thrive fruit and has a little tannin that ensures it has a bit with earth worms and good bacteria (pesticides kill of texture too; and the 2011 Wine Lovers Shiraz has all micro-organisms including earth worms); ripe raspberries and licorice, mouth-filling dark certified organic vineyards are the most berries with a rich soft tannin palate. It’s long, sustainable, least polluting producers of quality mouth-filling and delicious and would pair well wines in the world; no toxic agrichemicals build-up with beef - organic of course. Tamburlaine produces wine for domestic (70 per in the body when you drink it; respect for mother nature and biodiversity; it is no more expensive cent) and international (30 per cent) markets. In than regular wine; it’s the perfect choice for anyone Australia its wine is available at selected retailers, at with allergies as it’s produced with no or minimal the winery cellar door in the Hunter Valley, Pokolbin chemical additives; flavours are cleaner, stronger and online. Its biggest export markets are currently and more vibrantly flavoured; plus organic wine China, United States and surprisingly, Nepal.


Bulmers is proud to be ginger... Bulmers adds a delicious new cider to the fold... Recently, Bulmers celebrated the launch of a brand new cider, Bulmers Ginger with a new Facebook page “Bulmers-Proud to be Ginger”. The page embraces and celebrates individuality, with a shout out to gingers too. The original, authentic, and definitely proud to be ginger cider is made using real fermented ginger, delivering a refreshing taste with a hefty bite and a hint of lemon. True to its roots, Bulmers Ginger is amber in colour with a golden hue and a fresh ginger aroma, overlaying the distinct apple cider characters. The cider is sweet to taste and has a dry crisp finish making it the ideal refreshment for any occasion. Ginger beer and ginger ale have been around for centuries, but Bulmers is one of the first to give Australians a taste of ginger cider. The unique qualities of ginger and its original taste make it the perfect addition to the Bulmers family. Bulmers continues to be one of Australia’s favourite ciders with Bulmers Original, Bulmers Pear, Bulmers Blackcurrant, and now Bulmers Ginger all part of the Bulmers range.




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Lavishness onNoosa’s L Life’s a breeze at Weycoola, a luxury 1.38-hectare resort-style, lakefront oasis with a nine-tee golf course, only ten minutes to Hastings Street.


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t's being marketed as one of the most coveted waterfront land holdings in Noosa. The extensive use of timbers and



natural stone dominate the five-bedroom residence, with cantilevered walkways linking its various pavilions, paying homage to the environment and eco principles and with a nod to an alluring lifestyle.

“Set amongst magnificent sprawling grounds, you'll feel a welcome sense of calm on arrival at this private estate,” describes agent Shane McCauley. “A subtle driveway leads to substantial security gates, which open to reveal a lifestyle second-to-none. And the location is truly stunning - one of Noosa's best kept secrets.”

The private estate is a ten minute drive from Noosa Main Beach, sits on 1.38 hectares, has a 103m lake frontage, is nestled among lush vegetation and overlooks beautiful Lake Weyba. Most rooms enjoy water views.

It exudes elegance, has a totally relaxed ambience, all complemented by facilities par excellence. There’s a spa and massage room adjacent to the master suite overlooking the lagoon; the well-appointed and elevated master suite has its own wing and wide water views, plus its own lounge, ensuite with sunken bath and large walk-in robe. The three other bedrooms with ensuites are in the opposite wing and each enjoys privacy and separate decks.

“The lake house, separate from the rest of the home and only metres from the lake is superb,” Shane explains, adding “with a kitchenette, bathroom, wrap-round deck and beach, it makes the perfect guest house. “Vibrant, light, ultra stylish and an open plan design with versatile living spaces provide integrated indoor and





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outdoor entertaining areas. This substantial architect-designed residence is the ultimate lifestyle retreat. Innovatively conceived for entertaining on a grand scale or


just family casual, the formal and informal living spaces open to stunning alfresco areas where there’s the teppanyaki barbeque and bar near the infinity pool.�

The theme is definitely water with its spring fed-lagoon, resort-style pool and magnificent lake for fishing with the kids, paddling or windsurfing. Afterwards why not play golf on the 9-tee, 3-hole golf course. More great reasons to enjoy the good life of Weycoola.

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Richardson & Wrench Noosa 23 Hastings St Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Ph: 07 5447 4499 Fax: 07 5447 4510 For inspection contact: Contact: Shane McCauley 0403 646 930 Auction: Friday 5 October @4:00pm

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Designer Home Phone Steps Back To Go Forward... Gilda is OricomĂŠs latest collection of designer cordless-phones shows that modernity can be achieved via history. Created by Milan design firm M.I.D, the collection retraced the origins of the home phone, bringing a very colourful twist with it. "The design team were fascinated with the progression of the phone, and how so many landlines strive to look like mobiles, when they provide a completely different experience", explains Oricom Managing Director Kevin McDonnell. "They decided to return the home phone to its role." When placing the handset across the base, Gilda has an iconic silhouette reminiscent of phones many consumers grew up with. The handset itself is sculptured to fit the hand, like the conventional landline. The aesthetics are not the only elements that harp back to a simpler time. While the phone's functionality is certainly top end, the usability is purposely easy. Available in fire red, black pearl and ice white initially, Oricom plans to gather customer feedback via the web and release more colours during the year. Visit: to vote on your preferred colour and to find out more about the Gilda range. Gilda will be available from major retailers and will retail for $69.95.

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Doggy Antlers Hamish McBeth have Christmas dress-up antlers for your pets. They come in two sizes for small dogs only. RRP $6.00 Too cute for words!! Website:


Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounge Expresso Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger by Refined Kind Coco & Pud is now the sole distributor and wholesaler for the Refined Kind, a New York brand of designer pet furniture now taking the luxury pet industry to a whole new level. Enjoy your time in the sun while your dog relaxes in the shade. The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger is a stylish dog bed that is perfect for any deck or poolside patio. Made of waterproof poly rattan material, it also includes a comfortable, 6" thick, outdoor cushion. Constructed in poly rattan Outdoor cushion machine washable 6" cushion with pillow top cushion raised off ground. Minimal assembly, tool included. RRP $345.00 Company: Coco & Pud


Gowns and rugs synergy Contemporary fashion designers Akira Isogawa has applied his extraordinary talents in a collaboration with industry leader Designer Rugs. The dynamic synergy between Designer Rugs’ expertise and Akira’s trademark breathtaking yet understated designs, has been actualised in their third collaboration called Hirameki, meaning ‘inspiration’, and references his current catwalk collections. The juxtaposition between his traditional Japanese heritage and the celebration of Australia’s love of colour, has translated into exquisite pieces. Akira’s vision for Hirameki’s designs include elaborate textiles and new methods of rendering his designs, largely coming from fabrics found during his travels. Innovation has been amplified with the introduction of more durable, resilient and environmentally bamboo as a renewable material in Akira’s Ayame and Shibori designs whilst complementing the New Zealand wool. Available exclusively from Designer Rugs ( showrooms the collection is priced from $4950.

Swarovski Crystal Bejeweled SodaStream… Just what every X and Y gener home or apartment needs. The ultimate luxury 'must have' this party season. A SodaStream Crystal Drinks Maker with an exterior stunningly bejewelled with glistening Swarovski crystal elements. Your soft drinks will never taste or look better! This limited edition SodaStream offers a functional array of benefits in an elegant, upscale style. Available mid November RRP $349.95 Online -

Esky celebrates 60 years of keeping Aussies cool... Iconic Aussie brand Esky is set to celebrate 60 years of keeping generations of Australians cool this summer. The national icon has taken pride of place at barbecues, picnics and camping holidays for six decades, and grown to become a symbol of the nation’s outdoors loving culture. An Australian innovation, the Esky is recognised as the first official portable cooler in the world. The first Esky was sold in the summer of 1952 - and by 1959 it was claimed that number had reached half a million products sold. Today it is the number one cooler brand in Australia and is so popular that the brand name is often used as a generic term. To celebrate its 60th birthday, Esky is releasing a commemorative version featuring a retro design with modern capabilities, including a steel cooler and handy bottle opener. The ‘Steel Retro’ Esky will be available from Bunnings, Big W and select Home Hardware stores in time for summer celebrations and Christmas festivities. Brand Marketing Manager Robert Dempsey says, “Whether at the beach, park, campsite or the backyard, Esky has been part of Australia’s heritage for 60 years. We hope the nation will join us in celebrating the birthday of an Aussie icon with an Esky full of ice cold drinks this summer.” The ‘Steel Retro’ commemorative Esky is on sale now. at Bunnings & Big W ‘Steel Retro’ Esky – 36 litres RRP $79.99 Esky fans are also encouraged to visit the brand’s Facebook page and follow the journey online







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ike many people reading Noosa Style, you may be one of the large number of "absent owners", enjoying Noosa's fabulous spring weather. After your holiday is over and you're headed back home, who do you have to take care of things when you are not here? Some absent owners have to maintain a lengthy list of gardeners, pool cleaners, handymen and house cleaners all of which can be tedious and costly to keep track of, not to mention the added security risk of these different people having access or keys to your property. Solution - find someone local, reliable and trustworthy to take care of your property so you can return to Noosa and just relax and enjoy. We've found an excellent service, Salt and Sand Executive Caretakers, who take care of your complete property needs in your absence, from maintenance to cleaning and even guest check in . Check out or call Marion and Craig on 0413 605 733 for more details!



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gardening New growth presents shades of dusky pink and bronze while the birdattracting flowers are fluffy pink

Pots & plans...

Creative small spaces now extend beyond pots on the ground - it’s also vogue to be off the wall.


pring - the ideal time to get rid of tired-looking pot plants and transform a boring balcony or courtyard into a creative space. Even for those with a new residence and small outdoor area, inspiration comes easily, with the latest pots and attractive plants being the most accessible approach to decoration. “Just about any plant that can be grown in the ground can be grown in a pot, from productive vegetables and fruit trees, to ornamentals, depending on the area and the environment,” explains Outside Noosa’s John Scomparin. “Pots used to be almost exclusively terracotta, but now there are more contemporary lines – slimline pots and troughs made of terrazzo, reconstituted concrete, lava stone as well as variations of terracotta - whitewashed and antique. We have also used pots to create interesting water features.”



Make a statement in a lightly shaded position with large terracotta or coloured (especially black) glazed cone pots filled with strappy grasses such as the tough and stylish Lomandra Variegated Tanika or the plain green leaved Lomandra Tanika. Dianellas come in various heights and leaf colours are hardy pot plants. Revelation displays tall stems of beautiful blue flowers followed by blue berries. Dianella Twisty has green curly foliage. If you like a clipped, tidy appearance and are looking for an alternative to English Box, try the new grey foliaged native Westringia Grey Box and Aussie Box. Grey Box grows to a height and width of about 40 centimetres and has small white spring flowers, while the taller Aussie Box has a height and width of 60 centimetres with mauve flowers. Both have dense foliage which can be trimmed and withstand salt-laden winds. Lillypillies make excellent screening or feature plants especially when clipped. Try the lovely weeping Cascade which grows to three metres and 1.5 metres wide and can be clipped to shape or underpruned to form a small weeping tree. New growth presents shades of dusky pink and bronze while the bird-attracting flowers are fluffy pink. “A grass tree creates a statuesque impression in a large pot in the sun,” adds John, “as do many grevilleas, while the hardy bird’s


FIVE TIPS for choosing outdoor furniture that's just right... nest fern with its wide strap-like leaves is ideal in a position which receives the early morning sun. “The latest trend is for vertical gardens. This concept, while not new, is really taking off. Internationally there are many examples of office buildings and hotels that have adopted this concept and Outside Noosa is replicating it and doing installations around Noosa. An incredible and interesting range of plants can be grown in a minimum amount of potting mix – literally thousands of plant species – and designed for all areas, whether coastal, full shade, semi shade or full sun. You can be flexible with height, and have an inbuilt reticulation system.” Gardening with pot plants can be very water efficient, potentially using less water than similar plantings in the ground however because of their limited water-holding capacity, you’ll need to water pot plants more often. Watering frequency will depend on the size of the pot, its placement and the plants selected. Some pots have built-in watering devices, such as a wick or water well. These pots reduce the need for frequent watering and are a great low-maintenance option. Healthy potted plants begin with the right potting mix. Do not use soil, as it tends to become compacted quickly. Instead choose a good quality potting mix which contains organic materials, fertilisers and water-retaining particles such as water crystals. Quality potting mixes maintain a good balance between holding water and draining well, enabling plant roots to get sufficient water but not becoming waterlogged.


inding the ideal outdoor setting that suits a particular lifestyle, budget and space, doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds. Follow these 5 simple tips from Wintons Teak, to make sure the process is as simple and as easy as possible. 1. Outdoor lifestyle. Start by identifying how the outdoor area is mostly used. People who like to relax outside with a book will prefer options like deep seaters and loungers like the Motu or Azure. Add coffee tables like Duke, cushions or sofa tables like Kobo to make the space even more comfortable. While people who prefer to use their outdoor space for outdoor dining and entertaining will prefer dining settings such as the Allure or Kay tables teamed with chairs like the Salma Sail SS Stacking Chair. 2. Personal style. Outdoor furniture is generally a feature of the outdoor area, so it should be something that is going to look great all year round. Researching different styling options to match the rest of the house will complement already existing themes, rather than contrast. If classic styling is used throughout the house and outdoor area, opt for heavier-set pieces with more intricate detailing. If there is more of a modern theme apparent, experiment with different shapes and materials. Cushions and colours are a great way to jazz things up! Try the Mendez or Salma Sail for a splash of colour. Alternatively you may want to add a signature piece to the setting – such as a Matz Rocking chair. Country stylers will love the Kingston

Chair while modern designers will appreciate the sleek Salma Lumierre Collection. 3. Space. When working with a smaller space, it’s worth choosing a design that can extend and collapse. Most people use their outdoor furniture when entertaining guests for lunches and dinners. By selecting chairs and tables with flexible options means furniture can be stowed away to save room when not in use or reduced in size when a larger table for guests is no longer required. 4. Quality. Choose furniture that’s going to stand the test of time. While an outdoor setting might appear to be perfect for a desired outdoor space, it’s important to ask what sort of grade the material is. While an outdoor setting may look good and fall well within a budget, will it last longer than one summer? Be sure to ask about a warranty policy. 5. Time. Constant maintenance is going to become annoying for someone who leads a busy lifestyle. It’s important to find out exactly what maintenance specific materials require before purchasing an outdoor furniture setting. Wintons Teak’s A-grade teak requires absolutely no maintenance at all, which means it can be left outside all day long without having to be moved. For more information visit

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AFRICA Africa boasts vast expanses, incredible wildlife and unique cultures. Witness wildebeest migrating across the Masai Mara and go on safari to spot the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger National Park. Witness flamingos on Lake Nakuru, experience sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro and discover Victoria Falls.

Scenic Tours Product Manager for Africa, Andrew Kelleher said “We’re really excited about our new Africa touring programme for 2013. With new Scenic Special Stays and Scenic FreeChoice we have again raised the bar of luxury for our guests offering unrivalled quality and location as well as exclusive choice. Feedback from our ‘sold out’ 2012 touring has been incredible and am looking forward to an even bigger and better year to come.” Scenic Tours operates small group tours with a maximum of 36 guests in Southern Africa and 24 guests in East Africa. There is tineraries travel to South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania, unrivalled access to natural marvels with exclusive early access to and new for 2013 is extended touring to Botswana. Guests will game parks and state-of-the-art open top vehicles to ensure facemeet the Maasai and dine under the stars at an ethnic boma to-face wildlife encounters. dinner. Also new for 2013 are some exceptional hotels and lodges From bookings made by 31st December 2012, guests will enjoy including the renowned Simola Golf and Country Estate in savings of up to $1600 per couple. Prices on the 31 Day Grand Knysna. And some additional Scenic FreeChoice activities, where African Adventure start from $15,695 pp twin share. Includes all guests have the freedom to choose at no extra cost, such as whale accommodation, most meals, all activities, events and watching, walking safaris and African cooking entertainment, airport transfers, and all tipping and gratuities. classes. For more information:







ith turtle time fast approaching, Tourism Queensland is encouraging Aussies to book ahead to secure a spot for the upcoming season. “Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on Australia’s east coast, is a fertility hot spot and a conservation success story,” she said. “The turtle rookery is also one of the largest for loggerhead turtles in the South Pacific, with visitors witnessing hundreds of turtles laying eggs last season. “A trip to see the turtles is more than just a lesson in the ‘birds and the bees’, it’s one of Queensland’s most popular edu-tourism experiences.” Loggerhead sea turtles typically lay around 130 eggs per clutch, returning every two weeks to nest and laying up to four clutches per season. Data collected by the Mon Repos Rangers indicates female loggerheads are the most frequent visitors to Mon Repos shores.

Female turtles opting to nest at Mon Repos between November and January each year have produced predominantly female hatchlings for the last 12 years, a result of the sub-tropical conditions and heat of the sand which determines the sex of the turtle hatchlings. Successful nesting at Mon Repos is critical for the future of tourism in the region. These ancient sea creatures, with their inbuilt GPS, travel tens of thousands of kilometres before returning to the area they were born when they’re ready to nest - a ‘natal homing’ natural phenomenon. General Manager of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Rick Matkowski, said visitors to Mon Repos could get within inches of the giant females, which could reach a metre in length and weigh up to 100 kilograms. “Tickets for the upcoming season, which begins on 10th November, are now on sale.” Nightly ranger-guided Turtle Encounters run seven nights a week and cost $10.55 for adults and $5.55 for children (five to 14 years). Bookings for the nightly turtle experience tours are essential via or 07 4153 8888.













must read

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ords cannot explain the satisfaction after reading a book, whether you’re an aspiring or excellent cook, have a healthy attitude to food for family and pets, feel the need to placate an insatiable appetite for entertaining or maybe the inner foodie is looking for a destination-with-a-difference which ultimately ticks all the boxes for taste-based adventures.

Jam Drops and Marble Cake, Murdoch Books, $24.99

My Barcelona KitchenEating, living and dreaming in Spain by Sophie Ruggles, Murdoch Books, $45 Inspired by what she sees, eats, cooks and experiences as a local in the heart of Barcelona, Australian-born Ruggles brings the vibrant city to life with her colourful collection of recipes, stories and stunning images. She shares quirky insights and personal cooking touches, as well as her understanding of the heart-warming and approachable local cuisine that made her fall in love with the place and its food. From Sophie’s take on authentic ‘all i oli’, a hearty Catalan fishermen’s stew and melt-inthe-mouth baked caramel custard, to irresistible tapas treats, including the guaranteed life-changing taste sensation of Bombas de bacalao, over 140 approachable Spanish-inspired recipes are guaranteed to inspire you to discover the traditional and contemporary culinary diversity Spain has to offer

Settle back, relax and enjoy!

What a classic collection with just a splash of modernity for good measure. Over 130 tried and true award-winning recipes celebrate 60 years of cookery competition organised by The Land newspaper and the Country Women’s Association. It’s a rich heritage of baking and community from peach blossom, fruit, butter, rock and marble cakes, sponges, jam drops and Anzac biscuits, (both the original wartime recipe and the embellished recipe from the 80s), steamed puddings and raspberry coconut slice to shortbread, scones, meringues, lamingtons, breads, pikelets and muffins. These nostalgic recipes, rules and stories from yesteryear and today, old press ads, photographs of hatted judges and trophy winners, tables groaning with exhibits plus cooks with mix masters will charm and delight with prize-winning results.

Doggylicious by Philip Chaplin & Alice Needham, New Holland, $19.95 Need to bone up on how to have the perfect pooch party? Here’s a mouth-watering array of healthy breakfast, dinner and reward snack ideas from pupcorn, pupperoni pizza, sausage dogs, doggy doughnuts, beefy lasagne, lamb and liver loaf, nutty yoghurt biscotti, barbecue dishes, Christmas foods, a handy nut and banana trail mix plus a chapter devoted to planning a doggy party. The authors, who own Melbourne’s Diamond Dog Foods & Bakery, say “make sure the food’s well spread out so there’s no fighting and come with plenty of plastic bags”. There’s also a list of training tips and encouragement is given to producing quality dinners and treats free from preservatives, additives and fillers that will be woofed down, as opposed to taking the easy option of dry food.

Rosa’s Farm by Rosa Mitchell, Murdoch Books, $49.99

When Italian-born Melbourne chef Rosa Mitchell and her husband Colin bought their farm in central Victoria in the late 1980s they acquired 20 acres of cleared land running up a volcanic hill, a few fruit trees and a dilapidated, one room milking shed. Within weeks they’d planted grapevines, later adding Italian varietals, and soon had thriving fruit and olive trees. The farm, which has expanded over the years, has always been a special haven for Rosa and her family, a place for good food and wine, and celebratory meals. She shares recipes of her favourite Italian dishes which are simple, traditional, lovingly prepared, utterly authentic and are a perfect reminder of her Sicilian heritage.

Borsch, Vodka and Tears by Benny Roff, Hardie Grant, $34.95 Tucked away in Melbourne’s south, Borsch, Vodka & Tears is a vodka bar and restaurant which celebrates the delights and comforts of Polish food and vodka and has earned a dedicated following since it opened in 2000. The book is split into three chapters: ‘Tears’, is the story of how the restaurant came about; ‘Vodka’, is a definitive guide to Polish vodkas, vodka tasting notes and how to match food with vodka, as well as recipes for the restaurant's most popular cocktails; and ‘Borsch’, features warming Polish classics, such as cabbage rolls, blintzes, peirogi and of course borsch, as well as modern dishes, desserts and sharing plates. Edgy photography is by Bonnie Savage.

The Gourmet Farmer Deli Book by Matthew Evans, Nick Haddow and Ross O’Meara, Murdoch Books, $49.99 Why would you make your own sausages, cure your own ham, pickle your own fish or preserve your own vegetables? Simply, because it tastes better. This book celebrates the artisan process in making more than 60 items you’d typically find in your local deli from cheese, cured and smoked meats to pickled fish and vegetables. Plus there are 45 simple, delicious recipes in which those ingredients are the stars of simple, rustic, flavoursome dishes. These days former food critic Matthew Evans has a small holding in Tasmania, runs a market stall with former chef Ross O’Meara selling salami, rillettes and smallgoods made from free range pigs they breed themselves while Nick Haddow has the Bruny Island Cheese Company.

Books available from Mary Ryan Bookstore - Noosa 90




The Art of Colour


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

arts... Magnificent Tina Cooper glassware

The scent of Spring awaits you...


Come and indulge in the art of colour! Take in beautiful surroundings amidst stunning views! An exciting new experience, awaits you!

Illume Creations, be tempted! Open 7 days 9.30-4.30 PHONE: 5478 5440 SHOP 4 MAYFIELD, MAIN ST MONTVILLE

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scape to the Montville for a scenic drive or romantic overnight stay! September sees the exciting Open Studio featured throughout the Hinterland. Here at Illume we will be featuring our gorgeous Goddess range of Tina Cooper hand blown glass, locally made lampwork pendants and dichroic jewellery. The Goddess Awakens exhibition will open from October 6 in Illume Creations. Be beguiled! Come up and visit some of our local open art studios during September and early October or grab a Hinterland Art Trail map and explore the many galleries along our picturesque Montville hills. In our picturesque village you will also find restaurants with views forever and gorgeous B & B’s for the night A number of our lampwork artists have created a new series of gorgeous Goddess jewellery, pendants and earrings to accompany the launch of owner Shiralee’s new GoddesScent range of naturally divine perfumes. Wolfgang Engel has created perfume bottle miniatures and jewellery whilst Freda Wengert has a gorgeous range of Goddesses evolving. For those who love the vibrant dichroic jewellery, Cheryl Smith has a vibrant range of Goddesses to tempt you! Montville glass artist, Tina Cooper has recently featured her very cool Blue Lagoon exhibition in Eumundi. From mid September Illume Creations will be showcasing a stunning selection of these lustrous pieces. Some of the Tina Cooper creations also feature local indigenous painters. We have a fabulous selection of hand painted Sunrise vases featuring Muraay’s work as well as a couple painted by William Chambers. The most popular works featured in Illume are undoubtedly the vibrant Sunrise and Sunset Series. Illume Creations, featuring the art of colour, can be found in the Mayfield complex in Montville. We feature locally made unique works of art and jewellery. All of the handmade treasures are made in Queensland with most sourced locally. Illume Creations has a selection of Tina Cooper’s vibrant hand blown glass pieces featured on the website HYPERLINK "" Call us if you would like to see more! We are happy to arrange pack and sending for our clients. Come in to Illume Creations to discover something special this Spring. Our treasures are all made with love. Come along and indulge in the art of colour at ILLUME CREATIONS Shop 4 Mayfield on Montville – top end of town. Open from 9:50 to 4:20 daily. Look for our undercover parking and views, views, views! Illume Creations awaits you! Ph 07 54785440

“Peacock” - Linda Keough

Spring Delights for Art Lovers


inter chills are out the door and Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery at Buderim are welcoming the arrival of sunny, warm days with a gorgeous new selection of paintings for their Spring season.

A feature of the gallery’s Spring showing is a wall of paintings by famed artist Tim Storrier, probably best known for dramatic paintings of fires and burning ropes beneath star studded desert skies. Gallery director Tiffany Jones explains: “As well as three of Storrier’s striking fire paintings, we have unusual works by Storrier including a work of a red velvet hat set against a black background and paintings of roses and wisteria suspended in night skies which are intriguing and a rarer subject by Storrier that collectors of his work would be curious to see.” An artist name currently on everyone’s mind because of recent television stories and documentaries is the late Margaret Olley, one of Australia’s best known and loved female artists acclaimed for her richly coloured floral and still life paintings. A beautiful still life oil of Cyclamen flowers by Olley that was featured in a recent television documentary about her life and work is one of the highlights of the Spring showing. Recently receiving publicity for his gorgeous oils is the late David Boyd who has a range of colourful, playful and uplifting paintings in the Spring exhibition that show children at play in the bush as well as rare early oils painted by Boyd in Europe in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Classic Australian landscapes by Albert Namatjira, Hans Heysen, d’Arcy Doyle and Joseph Frost add a touch of nostalgia and timeless elegance to the Spring showing. Frivolity and pomp and ceremony are portrayed in a delightful watercolour “Britannia” by Australia’s most famous painter of the female nude, Norman Lindsay. Rising art star Linda Keough is represented by a stately and refined new oil of a peacock in a formal hedged garden which features the soft and mysterious light that are signature elements of all her enchanting paintings. Other highlights of the current showing at Tiffany Jones Fine include painting by eminent artists such as Robert Dickerson, Garry Shead, Ray Crooke, Brett Whiteley, Charles Blackman, Hugh Sawrey, Geoffrey Proud and Pro Hart are also on offer. Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery is 35 minutes from Noosa and 10 minutes from Mooloolaba at 138 Burnett Street on the corner of Townsend Road in Buderim village. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Discover more at: or call 07-5450 1722. NoosaStyleLiving


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Visual Mastery


I just try to emphasise in my work, what I love about this great part of the world we live in



he latest artwork “Tea Tree Bay Noosa” published by renowned Queensland seascape artist, Scott Christensen, boasts appealing intense colours and that relaxing Noosa sensation. He has received much success and recognition for his surf, beach and ocean paintings and is celebrating 10 years as a professional visual artist. Scott has gained quite a reputation Australia-wide for his stylish images of the ocean and continues to amaze with his high impact latest works. “I love my job, I am really grateful for the support I receive from my clients. I just try to emphasise in my work, what I love about this great part of the world we live in, and it’s something we are all fortunate enough to enjoy.” says Scott. Scott is about to make the move from his studio/gallery in Cleveland to Mariners Cove – Sea World Drive on the Gold Coast. He distributes his high impact, canvas editions through a network of various picture framers and galleries across the country, and he is represented by Janinelisa from RAW Art Gallery at the Sheraton Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. More information is available at

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado Queensland Art Gallery Southbank Until 4 November 2012


ortrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’ has been specially curated for the Queensland Art Gallery by the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (the Prado). It is the largest and most significant international loan the Prado has ever undertaken, and is also the first exhibition from their collection ever to be shown in the Southern Hemisphere. This exhibition features over 100 masterpieces from one of the most revered collections of European painting in the world and tells the story of the evolution of painting in Spain over three and a half centuries. This ‘portrait of Spain’ shows the internal and external factors that contributed to the development of modern Spanish identity, through developments in painting on the Iberian Peninsula. On display are masterpieces by leading painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera and Murillo. Foreign artists who worked for the royal court and directly influenced the development of painting in Spain are also well represented, with superb paintings by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo and Anton Raphael Mengs all featured. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see extraordinary works of art, created by some of history’s most renowned and revered painters, from one of the most prestigious and unique museum collections in the world.

live theatre

live... theatre South Pacific F ollowing a stunning sell-out season at Sydney Opera House, South Pacific comes to Brisbane for a strictly limited 5 week season. With its powerful themes of love, war and race, the storyline of South Pacific is as relevant today as it was when first written. The stellar cast includes Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Daniel Koek and Kate Ceberano. South Pacific features a glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein score, played by a superb 26-piece orchestra. Audiences will experience great classic songs including Some Enchanted Evening; There is Nothin' Like A Dame; Bali Hai; I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair; Younger Than Springtime; A Wonderful Guy; Happy Talk, and Honey Bun. You'll be dancing in the aisles. Season commences 27th December - Lyric Theatre, QPAC Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane - Bookings: or Ph: 136 246

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones

Driving Miss Daisy Icons of the theatre to make their way to Brisbane...


wo of the world's greatest living actors, five-time Tony Award and threetime Academy Award nominee, Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Honorary Academy Award recipient, James Earl Jones are coming together to delight audiences in Brisbane. They will appear in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play, Driving Miss Daisy. In 1989 the world was delighted when the motion picture version of Driving Miss Daisy directed by Australian Bruce Beresford and starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, won both Best Picture and Best Actor.

Now, two of the world's theatre greats, Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones will bring to life the timeless story of a shared 25 year relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish retired school teacher, Daisy Werthan and her compassionate African- American, and illiterate chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times, and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide. Driving Miss Daisy is a timeless American tale, that will play for a limited, exclusive Australian season. Book your tickets today so that you don't miss this 'once in a lifetime' theatre experience. Limited Season commences 5th February, 2013. Playhouse Theatre, QPAC Cultural Centre, Southbank, Brisbane Bookings open: or Ph: 136 246 NoosaStyleLiving


the last word …even those who get seasick in a bathtub, so to speak, can play an important part in the Coast Guard In between university commitments and fishing, Christian Dearnaley enjoys giving back to the Noosa marine environment as the youngest member of the Noosa Coast Guard. Tell us about growing up in Noosa?


Volunteers have the option of becoming either a radio operator or joining a boat crew. This means that even those who get seasick in a bathtub, so to speak, can play an important part in the Coast Guard. I’m lucky enough to not be affected by seasickness and don’t mind getting wet, which often happens on the back deck. Each boat crew has one duty week every month, so we must spend Saturday and Sunday from 7am-5pm at headquarters. The crew uses this time to partake in training exercises, carry out any regular maintenance on boats as well as the grounds and respond to any call-outs. The crew must then remain on call during the week, 24/7, in case of any call-outs.

went to school at Good Shepherd, am currently studying a bachelor of journalism at USC however whilst it gives me invaluable writing and communication skills, my ultimate goal, is to become a fisheries officer. My father passed away when I was Tell us about the vessels and their rescue three and my mother Lee and sister Madison are very supportive missions. The John Waddams, the primary rescue vessel, is a 10year old, with Mum buying me a 3m tinny with an old 6hp outboard when I was ten. Nothing flash, but we had a fantastic time, it gave me a 10m jet-powered mono hull that’s been completely overhauled. The cost of replacing it would have exceeded a million dollars. We recently replaced the Noosa Rescue, a 20year old vessel, with Davo’s Rescue, a 9m Naiad sponsored by the Noosa tackle shop. It has positive buoyancy due to the air-filled pontoons and the low profile makes it incredibly easy to work on the back deck when retrieving items or people from the water. One of my first assists was on this vessel, retrieving two men who had overturned their boat on the bar. Luckily we were out manoeuvring in the bay at the time and were able to be at the scene in under a minute. Their boat had flipped right in the middle of the bar meaning that they had waves breaking over their heads as they tried to gain their bearings and somehow swim out of the break. Alan Hall, who was skippering Davo’s at the time, had to situate our boat right in the centre of the bar to get close enough to the men. We took about two or three waves beam-on and the boat handled it excellently, which is imperative for a rescue vessel. We were able to get both men on board quickly and move safely outside the bar. . The third vessel is the bartender patrol, a 6mcentre console, which has recently been refurbished and repowered with a brand new 150HP outboard. It’s perfect for jobs in the river, as well as jobs outside when it’s not too rough. With the three vessels the Coast Guard is equipped for anything. The cost of fuel, maintenance and so many other things taste for the water and inspired my love of fishing. I have since upgraded my boat and now spend most of my time fiddling exceed $100,000 per year. The only government funding is a grant of $100,000 every ten years to put towards the primary about in it, as most boaties do. vessel.

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What’s it about the not-for-profit Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association that attracted a 19-year old, what’s involved and why is it so important to the community? I suppose it is my love of boats, in fact anything to do with the water plus a sense of giving something back to the Noosa marine environment I love so much, also helping out fellow boaties. The organisation was set up to promote the safe use of small vessels. Anyone can join Coast Guard, so long as they are over 18 and no previous experience is needed. The motto is Safety by All Means and this is carried out by four principles: education, example, examination as well as search and rescue. While the roles of volunteers differ there is one crucial role that’s common to both, that’s fundraising. This is vital for its survival and is something that we are expected to do, whether it’s asking for donations at the ferry or selling raffle tickets at the Eumundi Markets.



Why does the Coast Guard never ‘sleep’? As a coast guard volunteer, it’s our job to assist those who need help when needed. This could mean getting up at two in the morning to respond to a boat that’s flipped in the bar or spending every daylight hour searching for a body. It may also mean heading out into treacherous conditions when everyone else has gone home, to search for a distressed vessel. I love living in Noosa and being part of the Coast Guard Noosa especially in the holidays when it’s extra busy.

LIKE TO DONATE or become a member: QF5 Noosa Coast Guard, Munna Point, Noosaville QLD 4566. PO Box 274, Q4565 P:: (07) 5474 3695 F: (07) 5474 1366 Alternate p: (07) 5474 7670

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