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The Junction Flava Food and Wine Street Fair


amily fun in overload! The day was full of fabulous food, lots of activities and live entertainment - and even bicyclepowered smoothies were on offer. A day to see what all the excitement is about in Noosa Junction. The local 'flava' was on show at the eclectic mix of eateries and shops. And the kiddies loved the Flava 4 Kids as well. This was an affordable food event that brought locals and visitors to the area to celebrate the uniqueness of the Junction.

Gympie Muster Above: Local Sylvia George was ahead of the crowd for Spring!

Leanne & Cameron Matthews (Spicers The Long Apron)

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nce again the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards has shone a light on the fabulous dining experiences available on the Sunshine Coast. Our local restaurants rated brilliantly on the glittering awards night held in The Light Space in Brisbane. As the Pol Roger champagne flowed and guests supped on tantalising offerings, MC Alistair McLeod announced a 'who's who' of culinary masters.

Danielle & Pieter Gestland (Wasabi Restaurant) Regional winners from the Sunshine Coast were The Long Apron, Montville awarded 2 Hat; The Tamarind, Maleny awarded 2 Hats; Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, Noosa Sound awarded 2 Hats; Sails Restaurant, Noosa Heads awarded 1 Hat; Ricky's Riverbar & Restaurant, Noosa Sound awarded 1 Hat; and Spirit House, Yandina awarded 1 Hat;

2015 is shaping up to be the year the Muster breaks the $15 million mark raised for community and charity groups by the 1400 odd volunteers and 40 local community groups.The Muster injected close to $6.8 million into the Queensland economy in 2014 and looks to match this for 2015.

Noosa Junction Flava Crowds These kind of dollars attract the attention of the political sphere, some of whom arrived on official business. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt MP, Gympie Regional Council Mayor, Mick Curran, and others who just wanted to soak up the ambience. LNP Member for Gympie Tony Perrett and

Peregian Fiesta


Three very happy Sails ambassadors (Sails Restaurant, Noosa Heads



hat a magic day. The sun was shining brightly, the food and wine were fabulous…and then added to the mix was sensational local businesses showcasing their fashion and food, all to the laid-back sounds of the Pantastic Steel Band. Local ladies were dressed to thrill as all enjoyed a day of fun and frivolity - all for a worthy cause. The Peregian Beach Business Association's annual Peregian Fiesta was a huge success, and a highlight was when RACV Noosa Resort general manager, Darren McClenaghan presented the association president, Ron Leaman with a HeartSine Defibrillator for use in the area in case of emergency.

Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Independent Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie, who was living by the Musters motto of “there are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven’t met yet.”




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What an outstanding start to the stunning Spring season…bright blue skies, just enough rain to nourish our gardens and lawns and kick-start the proliferation of beautiful blooms that will bring so much joy to our hearts this season.


n an annual celebration of the Spring season, our local boutiques are proudly showcasing all the latest Australian and international designer collections. It's time to indulge in a little shopping therapy.

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And, with all the new season shoes and bags instore, now your only problem will be how many you can fit into your wardrobe! Our award-winning jewellers and artisans are proudly showcasing their latest designer pieces and precious gems to complement the perfect outfit you've chosen for the exciting Spring Racing and pre Christmas party season. And, our local artists have been busily applying the final brushstrokes to their finest works - just in time for that 'perfect' Christmas present for the special person in your life. A gift that will last a lifetime and define your personal style. With the party season upon us, how can we not talk about food and wine…the staples of the season. Be sure to check out our fabulous dining feature, it's full of tantalising recipes and offerings from our sensational local chefs. Our recipes will give you all the encouragement you'll need to set out on a culinary tour of discovery to your local Farmer's Markets and food emporiums, in search of those special ingredients that will give your dishes a 'unique' touch. And, what would great food be without that perfect bottle of wine! We have chosen wisely for the coming season…from delicate whites to robust reds, just perfect for the entertaining season. This season we also introduce you to several very interesting locals, two who made a 'sea change' to our region and one who has gown up here. We talk with Caroline Dockray who has put a whole new perspective on 'paying it forward' in her new business venture Red Tiger; Elizabeth Hughes who explains how life shows you the way - if you let it; and international pro surfer Nic Jones whose whole world is liquid! Within our pages you'll find the latest in health and beauty products; exciting goodies for your precious young ones; a showcase of the latest theatre and arts, as well as the latest must-have books. All you could wish for this season. And, of course, what would NOOSA Style Magazine be without some sensational properties and interior design ideas to have you dreaming of making your very own 'Sea Change'. Please read and enjoy...

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e’s young, he’s good looking and he’s currently world number 13 in the World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Championships. Nic Jones is a triple threat with a cheeky grin and a dogged determination to spend as much time as he can doing what he knows best – riding waves. And why wouldn’t he when he’s got salty blood in his veins? A Coastie through-and-through, Nic is a 21-year-old who is making his mark on the world without a second glance, having always dreamed of being where he is today on the surfing circuit, carving it up with relish.



“Since I was a child, I wanted to be a professional surfer,” explains Nic. “When I was little, I used to watch surf movies such as The Endless Summer 2 featuring Wingnut and Pat O'Connell, and Chris Bryson's Soul Patrol with such pure stoke. I would surf the armrest on the couch, pretending to nose ride and walk up and down the board! My father is a surfer, and I would always be at the beach with him and my older brother. I loved being in the water. “Then, when I was about eight years old, I competed in the families division in the Alexandra Headland Winter Classic. I borrowed my big brother's longboard and surfed with Dad. I

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Pure Stoke International pro surfer Nic Jones credits the Sunshine Coast for his obsession with the ocean, taking to the water each time to up the ante, as Coco Seymour-Griffin reports.

didn’t even catch a wave, but from there I worked my way up through local club events at North Shore Boardriders and Alex Mal Club, into state events, and kept progressing onto where I am today.” And it’s a position he has fought hard to get to, training nearly every day, attending coaching lessons regularly and falling out of bed early each morning to check the surf report while most of us are still in the comfort of our slumber. “I’m lucky as ex-world champ Josh Constable is my surf coach, and I've also had the benefit of surf coaching by Ian 'Porto' Portingale and Tim Just over the years. In addition, Peter White from

Classic Malibu shapes my boards and has also helped shape me as a surfer, providing opportunities and contacts all around the world [Nic is Classic Malibu’s team rider]. I enjoy the challenge of what I do. When I was a junior winning all the events, I would enter the open divisions as well, just so I could surf against people who were better than me. And when I got to the top of the amateur events, I felt ready to start competing in the WSL contests. “Now I'm up against the best in the world, and compete against world champions at every event I go to. My focus is to keep climbing the ladder though, and to keep working my way to the top, just like I have done in the past. Once I'm there, I want to keep my name there for as long as I can, but nothing is easy, nor is

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#Surf Tip NIC’S TOP FIVE WAYS TO BREAK INTO SURFING: •Watch surf movies (critique the techniques used to complete those tricks). •Surf as much as you can. •Surf all different types of waves (travel surfing). •Ride equipment to suit conditions. •HAVE FUN! As long as you're enjoying the ocean and riding lumps of water, you're doing it right!



Nic Jones. We love you. Keep doing it for the Coast.

anything to be taken for granted in surfing because it’s not just a battle against competitors, it’s also against the ocean – and it’s not judged on who is first across a line or anything simple, it is the result of another person's perception and opinion of a moment in time.” So what are the highs and lows for Nic Jones and how does he weather them? “Competing as a surfer is much like riding a wave in itself. There are amazing times when I compete overseas in prestigious events and feel like a star, or have a moment when everything comes together, but there are also difficult points when I am doing backto-back events and conditions don’t suit, or I have a bad result. Emotions are in a constant state of flux with surfing! One day I may win an event or have the best surf of my life, and the next I might lose in an early round or get an injury practicing. You never know.” Set to compete in France soon in a WSL Longboard Qualifying Series, then later in the year in the Taiwan Open of Surfing, flying straight to Hainan Island in China afterwards for the WSL World Longboard Championships, Nic certainly appears to be spending more time in the water than on ground, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I think it’s important to give 110 per cent in whatever you do, because the effort you put in transfers straight into the benefits you get out. Success to me is about always moving forward and being happy. It’s good to have goals. I imagine mine are at the top of a cliff, and as long as I'm climbing closer to them and enjoying the ride while I do, I count that as a success. It takes years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to achieve.” Crediting his family and friends as responsible for helping him become the man he is, and listing his older brother (who he describes as a ‘true legend’) as his inspiration, Nic is as down to earth as the boy next door, but with the work ethic of a shark. His personal training and surf coaching business, Jones Sports Performance, is concurrently flying high as his star has risen, and his newfound love of car racing (where he has worked up from a Formula Ford to the wheel of a Ferrari F430 Challenge with the hope of being able to take on the Italian Challenge Race Series next year), keeps him out of mischief when he does get a spare minute. He’s a dude with a clear idea of who he is, and long may it continue. “As Oscar Wilde said, ‘To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all,” Nic smiles.



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NS We must eat to sur vive. However, what we eat also determines much about our personality, our physical, emotional and mental health, and our potential.


t all starts before conception. What did our parents eat? A tree planted in healthy, nutrient-rich soil produces good quality fruit. A tree planted in nutrient-deficient soil produces either poor quality fruit or no fruit at all. It is the same with humans. We live in a world where food is mass produced. Nutrient levels are far below what they used to be even fifty years ago. Our soils have been farmed to exhaustion and are now mostly dependent on artificial fertilisers. Processed and refined foods dominate our supermarkets. Our hospitals are full to capacity and the pharmaceutical companies are making record profits. Cancer is a plague to our society and is no longer limited to older people. Childhood cancer is

growth, repair, maintenance and most physical and mental functions. In 1992 the Bordeaux University in France determined that the minimum amount of complete protein required daily by a sedentary person should be calculated by subtracting 100 from the person’s height in centimetres. This will give the number of grams of protein required for optimal health. A physically active person would need to increase protein intake in proportion to his or her level of exercise. Adequate protein can also be helpful in the relief of depression, as the amino acid, L-Tryptophan, enhances the production of serotonin, the body’s mood regulator. The storage and efficacy of iron in the system is dependent on protein status. Iron is transported and stored in blood in molecules that are predominantly made of protein. Accordingly, anaemia and protein deficiency often go hand in hand. Inadequate dietary protein or poor protein assimilation can adversely affect cognitive function, healing, hormonal balance, sleep, and growth in children. It is also related to fatigue, immune dysfunction, frequent infections and muscle wastage. Fats are also important for optimal health. The fat family has been black-listed as public enemy number one since the mid 1900’s. Whereas there are fats that heal and there are fats that kill. The good fats include cold pressed coconut, olive and other quality oils, butter, cheeses, eggs and, to the surprise of many, the fat on our meats. Even chicken skin has great nutritional value.


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now the second most common cause of death, after accidents, in 114 year old children. My father once told me about friends who had just given birth to their first child. Shortly after delivery the child was diagnosed with a terminal bone disease and was not expected to live beyond a few months. My Dad asked me why I thought such a blow could happen to such a lovely couple. I suggested he should enquire as to the diet and lifestyle of the parents. Within a few days he reported back. The couple partook mainly of processed foods sugared cereals for breakfast, sweetened coffee, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, fast food meals, alcohol, soft drinks, etc. They never exercised and they rarely drank pure water. Under such conditions it is difficult to produce a healthy child. Even their own longevity would be in jeopardy. We live in a world in which common nutrient levels have been greatly diminished. Those who aspire to produce healthy children and achieve a long and healthy life, never needing pharmaceutical drugs or medical interventions, must maximise nutrition and minimise exposure to toxins. This should be the very first science for everyone today. There are three main nutrient categories, ie Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates. The most important is protein. The word, ‘protein’ is actually a plural word, referring to twenty two different amino acids that are all individual nutrients in their own right. All these amino acids are important, but eight are essential. When the nutritional information box on a food product displays the protein content, the product may not necessarily contain all the essential amino acids. It may only have a few in significant concentrations. Even one amino acid is referred to as protein. Complete proteins are found mostly in animal products such as eggs, chicken, red meats, fish and dairy foods. The various amino acids that comprise protein are responsible for our

Some of the many symptoms related to fat deficiency include aching joints, attention deficit, anxiety, cognitive problems, constipation, course hair, cracked heels, eczema, hypertension, irritability, immune dysfunction, poor growth in children and thyroid diseases. In his book, “The Great Cholesterol Lie”, renowned heart surgeon, Dr Dwight Lundell details how we have been blaming the wrong food group for our health problems. As he states, “It is not the fats.” The brain has a mechanism to warn us when we have eaten enough protein or fat. We feel satisfied. However carbohydrates can make a full person feel hungry again. This is the food group that requires self-control. A diet low in fat leaves a person feeling dissatisfied. Hence one gravitates to carbohydrate foods. America adopted a low fat philosophy in the 1950’s. As a result the country now boasts the highest obesity rates in the world with 35% of the population classified as obese and 65% overweight. Carbohydrate foods include grains, sugars, legumes, fruits and vegetables. The French studies recommend that carbohydrate consumption should be kept to 80% of protein intake. It is best to dispense with sugar based foods and refined grains altogether. Also it is far more efficient to derive one’s prime energy from proteins and fats rather than carbohydrates. Appetite and craving are rarely true indicators of one’s nutritional needs, as many carbohydrate foods are addictive. Appropriate nutrition is a science. Food should be nutrient-dense, prepared in such a way as to smell, look and taste wonderful. A diet that is high in good fats, moderate in protein with controlled levels of carbohydrate encourages healing, while promoting wellness and longevity. Give your body the right fuel and it will give you peak performance, maximum potential and optimal longevity. Gary Martin ND is the founder and CEO of Living Valley Health Retreat at Kin Kin in the Noosa Hinterland. Visit or call today on 1800 644 733.

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Coming Events

NS Australian Body Art Festival 2015 16-18th October 2015 Eumundi Amphitheatre & surr. Introducing the all new Australian Body Art Festival! Things have been kicked things up a notch for 2015! A new name and look are just the start of exciting new things in the pipeline for the Australian Body Art Festival (formerly Carnivale). With so much on offer for 2015, the Australian Body Art Festival will be held across three days and three nights - providing a spectacular artistic experience for the whole family! Above all, the Australian Body Art Festival retains its total dedication to providing you with a cultural feast for the senses and a true celebration of your craft. Stay tuned to the Australian Body Art Festival Facebook page as exciting updates and program events are revealed over the coming months, and check out the relaunched website for all of the body-art centric information you'll need for this years event!

Opera at the Castle 23-25th October 2015 292 David Low Way, Bli Bli Call: 07 5448 4477. Opera at the Castle - Presented by the Underground Opera Company. The Underground Opera Company returns to

next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical t h e a t r e showstoppers! This production makes for a wonderful experience and is recommended to anyone who loves music. With complimentary canapes served during interval in the Castle Courtyard and an audience limited to 100, Opera in the Castle will set the standard for an intimate evening of beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting.

Noosa Tri Multi Sports Festival 28th October - 1st November 2015 There's an event for everyone at the fiveday Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival which mixes sport, entertainment and fun with Noosa's beautiful nature. Swim in the ocean, cycle through the hinterland and run by the river.

the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a five minute drive from Maroochydore) for their

Team, charity and festival event entries are still available with family, social and sporting activities for all ages and abilities. The pinnacle event on the final day of the festival is the Noosa Triathlon, Australia’s largest, oldest and highest profile triathlon

The Hill - Noosa 7-8th November 2015 @ 8am-4 pm Gyndier Drive, Tewantin Website: November 7th and 8th 2015, will be the 18th annual running of Historic Noosa Hill Climb "The Hill". Held at the picturesque Gyndier Drive, Tewantin, off the Noosa to Cooroy Road. "The Hill" is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia. It has attracted such notables as Vern Schuppan, Kevin Bartlett, Dick & Steve Johnson just to name a few. With such a broad range of makes and models competing such as the Skelta, XU1s, Minis, Fiats, GTs, Jags, Open Wheel Hill Climb



Specials and to many more too mention. There is sure to be at least one car that will stir your passion. So gather your friends and family and come and enjoy the thrills and spills that are "The Hill" EVENT Information Saturday and Sunday Hill Climb Racing Racing starts 8.30am each day Track Length: 1.5 kilometres Spectator Fees Adult - Day Pass $15 Adult - Weekend Pass $20 Children - under 14yrs free Tickets available at the entrance gates

event. Noosa is the third largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world and the festival is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Events include the Run Swim Run, Breakfast Fun Run along the beautiful Noosa coastal track and Main Beach, Tour de Noosa, Superkidz Triathlon, Noosa Special Triathlon, 5km Bolt and Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim So make sure you pack your runners! There's plenty of action off the tracks too if you prefer to spectate, with the Legends Tri and other events. Entertainment kicks off in Festival Village on Friday 30 October from 4.30pm and see the fireworks on Noosa Main Beach at 7.30pm.

20th Annual Gala Christmas Carnival 13th December 2015 RSL Park, Tewantin Details: The event is hosted by Tewantin Noosa RSL Club in conjunction with the Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch and is kindly coordinated by the Noosa Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association. These three organisations make sure it is a great night for one and all and it is a fantastic community event with free entry. Live music and carols by candlelight, carnival rides, ice creams and soft drinks, hot food cooked by the Lions Club and fireworks in the evening. Come and enjoy all the fun at Memorial Park – fun for the whole family!




Colours of Spring

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Above & below Cool comfort for the tropics... designed and made for our climate & lifestyle. Available from Lotus Rose Emporium, Noosa Junction

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Celebrating 21 Years of selling New York's famous, Stuart Weitzman Shoes in Hastings Street The premier destination for shoe addicts, fashionistas and women who want style with comfort. Dianas Shoes owner Rhonda Bedford is now celebrating 21 years of success by bringing the world’s best brands to Noosa. D i a n a’s reputation as the place to find quality footwear and accessories has spread around Australia and beyond.,“I speak directly with the top international manufacturers,” says Rhonda.. “This means I can handpick from the collections. I bring back the most up to date styles and keep my customers in step with the best in fashion footwear. There are few places that offer the style and quality we stock. Rhonda has travelled far and wide in her shoe search and has many a tale to tell. She says her first overseas buying trip included visiting the shoe fair in Milan. “I insisted on buying a pair of Stuart Weitzman leopard skin sneakers. I still wear the now famous shoes and often attract comments from people who recognise stylish footwear. The range of styles available comes from a list of designers that grace the pages of the world’s most important fashion magazines. The range also includes the latest styles from Arche, Cristian, Gabriele, Attilio Guisti, Castaner and Azuree. And, stunning accessories to complement your every shoe choice. Diana’s Shoes in Bay Village on Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.


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oll up your beach towels ladies, put on your favourite lipstick, and tilt your hat and shades to reveal your beautiful Secrets. This spring/ summer it’s time to feel sexy, sophisticated and playful in the hottest pinks, yellows and blues that have dominated the catwalk this season. Vibrant, fresh and playful, poolside glamour has arrived with Secrets new Resort Collection for Spring/ Summer 20152016 featuring exquisite statement jewels and fine jewellery designs.



These earrings are articulated so they move like fabric and are a total of 7cms long. Based on one of my paintings “JUJU” (below) which is a West African good luck charm and African strip weave textile. They form the centrepiece of our upcoming “JUJU” collection of jewellery available in 2016. They contain a total of 14.6cts of white, cognac and champagne diamonds.

This limited edition collection features three handmade statement necklets, matching earrings, rings and a Secrets Rose Cuff. The Secrets Flamingo Necklet features pretty pinks, lavender and ruby red embellishments. The Secrets Bird of Paradise Necklet encapsulates peach, champagne and canary yellow colours. Exotic blues such as aquamarine and blue tourmaline colours are featured in the beautiful handmade Secrets Peacock Necklet. Each magnificent piece has been carefully designed to compliment the colour palette and trend predictions this season. Inspired by Secrets birthplace, beautiful Noosa with its divine beaches, aquamarine waters and pink sunset skies, Noosa is an iconic resort destination. The Secrets Resort Collection encapsulates the luxury resort life and exudes poolside glamour with stylish accessories. Secrets limited edition Resort Collection is priced from AU$95 and available in store and online. Available at Secrets, Hastings St Noosa.

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Open again is this treasure trove of delights, from beads , jewellery, platters , clothing and bags Right: New ankle beads .... create your look for summer Available from TIMBUKTU TO KATHMANDU - Noosaville

Silver Jewellery A beautiful selection of jewellery to suit all occasions. Handcrafted in silver with precious & semi precious stones... Available from Lotus Rose Emporium Noosa Junction

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster 34: 34mm, 18ct Everose gold; 18ct white gold bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds; 18ct white gold, rhodium plated, paved with 455 diamonds, roman numerals appliques Available from Langfords, Brisbane or

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Armano Collections Fine Jewellery New owners Damien Wilkinson and Naomi Leon welcome you to view their new collection of fine jewellery. Beautiful pieces selected by Naomi will impress the avid jewellery Australian Opals collector. There’s nothing quite like them... Armano Collections is also Noosa’s This is our celebration piece! authorised PANDORA Commemorating 30 years of Opals Jewellery retailer. Down Under, and created in Pandoras latest conjunction with Underwoods Fine collection of rings and Jewellers in Kawana, this pendant charms are now instore. brings together a Quilpie Boulder Armano Collections is located in Opal, South American Emeralds, and Hastings Street opp Sheraton Hotel Diamonds in 18k Yellow and White Gold into something amazing.




elila Elila Spring / Summer '15 reflects the designers time spent on the beautiful island of Bali which is so rich in creative culture. The exotic prints and textures of Bali and the wonderful pool and beachside culture of the Gold Coast, the home of the mother and daughter design team behind Elila culminate in a very sophisticated and stylish collection. Bali influenced the creation of exclusive prints that can be seen throughout the collection which is rich in luxurious fabrics, hand beaded and embellished silks including the gorgeous gold coral print and the exotic ocelot. The glamorous grey and natural diamond print pieces that can seamlessly take you on holiday, to a party or wedding in fact anywhere where you want to feel fabulous and yet somehow sexy and sophisticated. Unique, luxe, eclectic, wearable resort wear or special events; Elila is your label and Bellissima is your go to store! Elila available exclusively at BELLISSIMA Shop 1 Netanya, 75 Hasting Street, Noosa Heads Ph: 5447 3977



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he excitement and buzz is building, the most talked about event on the Sunshine Coast fashion calendar is almost here. It’s time to start planning your outfit.

This year’s event is going to be spectacular... a glittering evening packed full of glamour and style. Not only are iconic Australian Designer Nicola Finetti and Secrets Shhh showing, Australia Zoo will be presenting their ready to wear collection for the first time ever, on the catwalk. As well as these renowned Australian icons, a host of established national and international design talent and new emerging designers will be presenting their latest collections. The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is one of the most exciting and innovative events on the Australian fashion calendar. This elegant evening will present over 25 talented local, national and international designers as they preview their 2016 collections. The shows include couture, ready to wear, ethical design, swim and resort-wear and a trade lounge post and pre show, so you can buy your favourite designs right off the catwalk. This year’s fashion extravaganza will host Nicola Finetti, Australia Zoo and Secrets Shhh all joining the line up as iconic Australian brands. Other exciting labels include Opera Germany, Sunflair Germany, Kur New York, Anjoreen Couture Nigeria and Robert Kennedy Fiji. As well as Australian labels including Embellished Kaftans, Sets of Seven, Carena Lee Millenary, Flowers by Julia Rose, Hive Swimwear, Cymbeline ART, Bikini Genie, Blossom Betty, Hatha Clothing, Kira Pizzingrilli, Dorothy the Label, Aleks Bridal, Sharka Bosakova, Bruce Bikini, Urban Prima and Laila & Spot with more to be announced. The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is the perfect end to the fashion season, offering some much needed respite at the end of hectic international shows. Providing the chance for the fashion industry to unwind against

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the stunning backdrop of the Sunshine Coast, and sneak a peek at some of the names of the future. Guests can buy designs direct from the catwalk at the Designer Trade Lounge at wholesale prices! The designer trade lounge includes additional brands not showing on the catwalk, such as Mainie, Rani’s Circle, Shay’s Designs, Eco Envy, Empty Bags and Amytis Garden Retreat. Also, charity ‘SHE Rescue Home’ project will be selling their handmade crafts, to support girls rescued from the most horrific circumstances. SHE Rescue Home project will also receive $1 from every ticket sold to the Festival. Stunning coast local Shannon Guthrie, has just returned from modelling in Milan and will strut the catwalk as the Festival's Ambassador. Another local Sunshine Coast identity the gorgeous Rosanna Natoli will bring her glamour and style as the events MC. Event partner Australian celebrity Kerrie Friend, blonde hostess of TV’s blockbuster ‘Perfect Match’, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and now U.S. based lifestyle guru will be on-hand on the evening, and will be bring along some of her high profile friends. As well event partners Kylies Professional and Leon Hair will be using their artistic talents and international experience to create breathtaking looks for the models. Tickets are available on the event's website and direct from the Events Centre. Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival Saturday, October 17, 2015 Event Centre Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD Photo Credits:Model: Shannon Guthrie, Tamblyn Models Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra. Photography: Fletcher Photography Hair: Leon Kyriacou assisted by Ashleigh Aitken, La Biosthetique. Make-up: Kylie Eustace, Kylie's Professional Stylist: All About Missy Garment: Pearl Bridal. Assistants: Leilani Richmond, Aja Caverley, Alison Cooper, Lisa Venning.


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Natural healer When they say energy doesn’t lie, Elizabeth Hughes couldn’t agree more having moved from the discipline of science into sentiment and from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern (to a place she describes as ‘one of the most beautiful on the planet’), as Coco Seymour-Griffin discovers.


n finding your path, I’m a true believer that life shows you the way if you let it. If you pay attention to living on purpose and how this makes you feel (as compared to living according to others’ idea of what matters), the difference is clear. Committing to living our best life is what’s brought many of us to live in Noosa after all, often resulting in us leaving family, friends and even careers, but as many of us will vouch, it is a change that goes to our very core, allowing us to see life in a way we have never been able to before.

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And it’s a story that Elizabeth Hughes knows only too well having suffered a chronic neck condition that opened her up to a journey that altered her perspective forever, encouraging her to move half way across the world in the process. “It was 1994, I was living in the UK, and I was enduring constant neck pain. However, no matter where I went for treatment, nothing helped,” explains Elizabeth. “After seeing various physical therapists and undergoing massage and manipulation without effect, I finally decided to see a kinesiologist. This involved monitoring my muscle responses to ascertain whether my energy was in balance or not. “It was during this session, that my mind was cracked open. I was told that while my neck hurt, there was in fact nothing physically wrong with it, but that the pain I was experiencing was emotional in origin. I was given a flower essence to help my body heal, and within one hour, my neck pain was gone. I couldn’t believe it! I refused to leave the kinesiologist’s office until she had told me how she had known this, and I then enrolled on a diploma in kinesiology! It marked the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life and was a massive awakening for me.” Having taken a very science-based approach to health up until this point having achieved an honours degree in psychology and education, something shifted in Elizabeth that was never to shift back. Elizabeth’s world, as she had known it, had turned on its axis, and suddenly life looked different. Amazed at her experience, she couldn’t wait to help others in a similar manner. “I wanted to educate and empower people to listen to their bodies and to trust themselves more so that they could take responsibility for their own health in a way that I had been shown,” explains Elizabeth. Setting to work, Elizabeth wasted no time completing her diploma, ultimately going on to attain further qualifications in reflexology, nutrition, cranio-sacral therapy, aromatic medicine and biotyping, becoming an Advanced Australian Bush Flower Practitioner, in addition. As the go-to professional for natural healing, Elizabeth surged forward on her quest to bring kinesiology into mainstream consciousness, but it wasn’t long before she found herself craving a louder voice and a better place to help spread the kinesiology word even further. “As a family, we had been on holiday to Noosa, and had fallen in love with the laid back community, the blue skies and the perfect sand. It was clear the area attracted healers and artists from all over the world, so when we realised we were eligible to have visas to live here, we jumped at the opportunity to relocate. “At roughly the same time, I also came to realise

that I could only do so much working one-to-one in clinic. I was receiving phone calls from people asking if I could do kinesiology workshops in their area, and demand was high. And so my first book evolved, ‘Your Body Has The Answer – A Guide to Self-Testing with Kinesiology’. This was my way of helping as many people as possible find the answers they had been looking for.” Enjoying a hugely successful response to her book, Elizabeth was heartened that her message was finally out there in the wider public domain, but what happened next was something of a surprise. “From the success of the book, I started receiving emails asking whether the techniques contained within it could be applied to children. It was then that I realised that my writing was in fact unfinished, and that another book to help families understand and utilise natural healing methods was necessary. As a result, the idea for ‘Your Child’s Body Has The Answer – A Guide to Testing Your Child with Kinesiology’ was born, finally being released this month.” As author, accredited teacher (Elizabeth currently teaches the diploma in kinesiology through the registered training organisation, Aminya Academy of Natural Therapies), and director of her own thriving Coastal practice (with clients based all over Australia), Elizabeth has certainly embraced her mission to educate and heal, and credits Noosa with providing her and her family with the ability to do this. “Moving to Noosa from London helped me achieve my goals as the people here are so much more open-minded and aligned with my philosophies. Everyone loves an outdoor lifestyle and values their health, so I fit in perfectly! “As a family, we enjoy good health, amazing food, great education and wonderful opportunities in one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Some days, I go from presenting on stage to ironing school shirts (for teenage sons Harry and Stanley), but I wouldn’t have it any other way! It’s a juggle being a working mum – we have to be chefs, teachers, nurses, chauffeurs AND also meet our work commitments – but my husband and I work together as a team in order to make it happen. Understanding that each new day is filled with unlimited potential and new possibility gets me out of bed each morning. The early death of my mother taught me that.”

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And Elizabeth’s message to others? “Live abundantly on all levels and listen to your body and trust it. Every symptom you have is a message from your body. Know that it is communicating with you, and if you can understand the message, you can help yourself heal.”

Health tip: SO WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY? “Kinesiology involves monitoring muscle responses to ascertain whether energy is in balance,” explains Elizabeth.“It is based on the principles that muscles and organs are connected to meridian energy lines, and to stay healthy this energy must be able to flow freely through those channels. It is like a combination of traditional Chinese medicine and chiropractic muscle testing techniques. It is also one of the only modalities that can be called ‘holistic’ as it takes into account the mental, emotional, physical, chemical and energetic parts of us. With kinesiology, every treatment is unique as it gets to the root cause of a symptom. Kinesiology reveals the cause of the symptom and the best possible treatment for it.”

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Baby fashionista Ambassador Eloise Little People Love Beautiful Things Too…

Baby dreams

This season our young ones and the not-so-young ones will be trekking to the beach and local parks on family outings to enjoy this fabulous weather.


ake them to the botanic gardens so that they can enjoy the beautiful flowers, or on a picnic up to Mapleton to visit the ducks at the waterlily pond. Tiny tots are easy to please…they love a little adventure in their day, and will thank you with big, big smiles and happy giggles. Be sure to pack plenty of water and fruit with your sandwiches and salads, to ensure they enjoy their day and don't dehydrate with all that energy expended on play. Our little fashionista Eloise has been testing out a few goodies this season. She may have only just turned ONE but that doesn't stop her wanting to play with the big kid's toys. Fashion for little people this season is light, bright and playful. Just what every child needs to enjoy the sunshine. We also have something special for the little stylistas… check out the sensational Lace Teepee and big red My Free Ferrari scooter that we have for you to win before Christmas. Enjoy Spring...

Miss Wendy Australia MOOCHIES - the kids mobile.... Moochies is the ideal first mobile for children, as it lets kids be kids while providing a safety net for parents. he Moochies range of wrist-worn mobiles are a two-way communication device designed for children aged 3-12. It connects with an app on the parents’ smart phone and sets two phone numbers that the mobile can make and receive calls and messages from. The unique design allows parents to keep track of their child’s whereabouts using GPS tracking and set boundaries using their app. If a child exits the safe zones, the parent will be alerted. Parents know that they can find their child if they need to and get in touch with them at any time, and children feel safer knowing their parents are only a phone call away at any time. The phones are splash resistant and made with a high quality silicone strap and LED screen which can display date, time, signal strength and caller ID.


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We have just released our children’s range “Miss Wendy Australia”, signature shoe Wendy now available for toddlers and tweens. Toddler shoes Lil Wendy – 4 colours RRP $29.95 size 25-30 age group 2 years to 6 years Tween shoes Lil Wendy – 3 colours wedge RRP $39.95 size 32-35 age group 7 years to 12 years

There’s a very cool new kid on the block! Globber have recently launching the special limited edition My FREE Ferrari. It doesn’t just look incredibly stylish with distinctive chrome detailing and in racing car red and distinctive chrome detailing; it has been designed with safe learning in mind. A button on the front of the scooter locks the steering system, so your little one can master the straight line and balancing before attempting to turn. The rear brake design not only provides better breaking, but helps protect the back wheel too. Of course, this scooter is a great performer. The deck is strong with a 50Kg weight rating. It has a great assisted steering system too, so that kids simply push the handlebars to the left or right to turn. It's also extremely comfortable. Designed for children three years plus, the special edition My Free Ferrari costs $160 from independent retailers and For your chance to win one, simply email your name, address and daytime contact details to: and don't forget to type My FREE Ferrari in the subject line. Competition drawn 1st December and winner will be notified personally.

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It's time to hit the beach or jump in the swimming pool again. Junior Donut Strawberry Pool Float I'm a Junior Donut looking for a cool kid to take me for a float! I know I look delicious and super sweet with my shiny pink frosting and yummy coloured sprinkles but 'donut' be fooled. You can't eat me! but you can float on me. I'm 80cm tall covered in strawberry frosting with lots of sprinkles. RRP $29.00 For stockists visit: iPlay Swim Nappy Tankini 2014 A 2-piece swimsuit with a swim nappy bottom. The top has racerback style and high waist. Snugfitting around the legs and waist to prevent any nasty leakages. The tight weave fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection for the lifetime of the garment. No other nappy required. RRP $39.90 Stockists:

VW Campervan Blue Kids Play Tent The VW Kids Campervan play tent is a cool, scaled-down retro replica of the iconic 60s VW Bus. This is a perfect indoors and outdoors play tent, just what every hip and happening kid needs on the beach or in the backyard this year. Easy to pop-up, no pegging or complicated instructions. Suitable for children aged 3 years and above. Waterproof and UV protection. Dimensions when erect: width 54cm, length 165cm, height 77cm. RRP $164.00 Stockists info:

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Spring is in the air, and could there be a better place for your young Miss to be than in her very own Lace Teepee.

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Sunscreens... the debate

As sun-loving Queenslanders, the summer months are spent outdoors, for fitness, sport, socialising or just cooling off; but no matter what season it is, there is a need to be conscious of the sinister side of the bright sunshine – skin damage, from freckles and moles, through to skin cancer.


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ith more than half of all adults burnt in Queensland last year, it seems old habits die hard when it comes to changing our behaviours towards sun protection. While public education programs have helped to raise awareness of the dangers of sun exposure, the number of skin cancer cases is growing, with the Medical Journal of Australia reporting that in 1997 there were 412,493 cases nationally, in 2010, 767,347 cases and an estimated 938,991 cases will be reported in 2015. Brisbane-based sunscreen company Tropicare, has recently launched their new 50+ sunscreen, which has just been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the government body that regulates such products. The 50+ range includes a roll on with carabineer clip, bottle, convenient handbag tubes and sachets. Despite the high usage of sun protection and strong government supported health campaigns, people still debate the effectiveness of sunscreen in preventing cancers. However, a recent QUT study into the protection of sunscreen, has finally put any doubts to rest. The study, led by QUT researcher Dr Elke Hacker, revealed that sunscreen provides 100% protection against all three types of skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), and Malignant Melanoma) and also safeguards a ‘superhero gene’. “Sunscreen also shields the so-called superhero p53 gene – a gene that works to prevent cancer by repairing sun-damaged skin. As soon as skin becomes sun damaged, the p53 gene goes to work repairing that damage and thereby preventing skin cancer occurring.” said Dr Elke. “But overtime, if skin is burnt regularly, the p53 gene mutates and can no longer do the job it was intended for – it no longer repairs sun-damaged skin, and without this protection skin cancers are far more likely to occur,” she said. The study involved conducting a series of biopsies on 57 people before and after UV exposure, with and without sunscreen. “After 24 hours where the sunscreen had been applied, there were no DNA changes to the skin and no impact on the p53 gene,” said Dr Elke. Owner of Tropicare Diny Nicol feels that many Australians do not apply sunscreen correctly and need to be aware of different sun strengths regardless of if they are travelling north, to the tropics or to the snow fields on holidays.


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“The other thing to remember is that the closer to the equator you get, the stronger the sun is, which requires a higher SPF,� said Diny.“Ground reflection also makes a difference, so you burn faster on a white sandy beach, snow, or near water.� Diny says that like makeups and fridge items, sunscreens too have use by dates, which must be checked and adhered to. “The Therapeutic Goods Administration highly recommends throwing out old sunscreens which are past their use by date. You wouldn’t drink milk that is past it’s used by date and the same rule applies to sunscreen,� she said. “Families going on holidays to the tropics, or on cruises, also need to remember that the sun is stronger there, and should take precautions not to get burnt from the strong sun.� “It is very important to reapply sunscreen every two hours or more often if it has been washed, perspired, or towelled off,� said Diny The old slip slop slap campaign has recently added seek shade, slide on sunglasses, and slip into a shirt to their sun safety message. “The sunscreen needs to be worn in conjunction with these other preventative measures, to ensure you are properly protected� said Diny. Diny says another reason many women tend to avoid using sunscreen is because of the greasy feeling associated with many current products. “Tropicare is non greasy, and once applied, completely disappears so it is ready for make up to be applied on fresh feeling skin,� she said. The Tropicare range also includes a lip balm and after sun product that will appeal to both men, women, and children. The after sun care is a cooling, soothing moisturizer with camomile, aloe vera and vitamin E. The lip balm is non-melting in up to 65o weather, so works well in car glove boxes and sports bags. All stock can be purchased online at and current stockists include a number of 5 Star Resorts as well as local golf courses and Tennis Queensland who have it available across local tennis centres as well as the Brisbane Open.

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Noosa Marina


Shop,Dine & Relax...

Relax and unwind & join the locals at Noosa’s only unique Marina. We are not just all about boats. Noosa Marina consists of a selection of six restaurants/cafes from A la Car te to simple fish and chips. Enjoy all these tastes while overlooking the Noosa River and our 40 ber th marina.


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ur newest addition is Italian Marina restaurant. An authentic taste of Tuscany, Florence and Sicily. Pizzas with a true taste of the ingredients, tantalise the taste buds like no other pizza you have tasted before. A rich menu of meats, fish and pasta, all made fresh each day on the premises. Italian Marina complements our 5 other restaurants and cafes to a T! There is no better way to unwind than to leave the car behind jump on the ferry enjoy a cruise and commentary on the Noosa River. Alight at Noosa Marina enjoy some shopping in our many unique shops. All locally owned and operated

proudly without any chain stores. Every Sunday the markets operate for that special gift you have been looking for. Meet some friends at the Harbour Wine bar, enjoy live music, a selection of great wines and imported beers. Now for that massage that your husband just doesn’t get quite right, a visit to our spa will do the trick, but not just massage, facials, specialty services, and spray tans are all possible. Two hairdressing salons complement all the services you would need to complete the look. Noosa Marina is Noosa’s hidden gem. Catch the ferry or follow the river to Tewantin.

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‘Chocol’arte to the Max’, infused with the smell of deep Chocolatey goodness. Styled and decorated with bright cushions, exotic wares and rustic influences. Pop in for service with a smile and a unique shopping experience. Enjoy a fresh coffee /infused teas & maybe a treat from our range of homemade cakes and slices.

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Distinctions Boutique - Tewantin - One of the popular boutiques in the Noosa area. Distinctions carries an exclusive product line catering for women who are looking for classic smart casual wear for all ages! In particular carrying labels for the mature woman, our market is for local ladies and the many visitors to Noosa. The staff give personal attention with extensive knowledge of the stock in store!

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he Noosa River forms the natural artery through the heartland of the region and provides a haven for safe swimming and waterbased activities. Shady banks provide perfect picnic spots or departure points for leisurely cruises through myriad tributaries, wetlands and lakes that lead to the mystical black waters of the Everglades. Wildlife abounds especially in this protected habitat. Across the river on the North Shore, a four-wheel drive will take you along a pristine beach past the coloured sands of Teewah, the time-worn shipwreck of the Cherry Venture and eventually to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island via a short ferry ride.

foot wear, eye wear and toys. It’s heaven times three at day spas for beauty treatments, massages, hairdressing and detox programs Along the pathways from the Marina, across the Doonella Bridge and the Noosa Waters’ canal bridge, or just one ferry stop away, is Noosaville and part of the Noosa River, which in the main runs parallel to Gympie Terrace. From sun-up along the river or the “golden mile” as it’s known to the locals, tai-chi and yoga enthusiasts welcome the day, joggers, walkers and pooches on leads share the pathways, and cyclists sweat it out on a dedicated track which extends from the river, loops around the canals of Noosa Waters or via the mangroves and creeks to Noosa Junction.

The slow but certain hand of nature can be found at work on the often breathtaking beauty of the impressive Noosa River.

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Closer to Noosa the Noosa Marina is a destination you shouldn’t miss. As the sun rises, it not unusual to see kids sitting on the end of the wharf wishing for more than a tiddler on the line, watching charter boats head to the outer reef for a serious day’s fishing and hoping one day they’ll be old enough to be on board. Adjacent to the 40-berth Marina, skateboarders ramp it up before school in Spray Park, the Noosa Ferry prepares to leave for all-day and evening services to Noosa Heads with drop-offs and pick-ups along the way, while aromas of coffee, bacon and toast pervade the salty air. The Noosa Marina is almost ready for another busy day. Set against the backdrop of the tranquil blue-green waters of the Noosa River and with picturesque views whichever way you look, the Marina’s naturally nautical look and village atmosphere are complemented by 20 specialty retailers, five boat cruising options from charter boat hire and self-drive house boats to leisure specialists plus eight restaurants and cafes. Boutiques are filled with elegant fashion and casual resort wear. Specialty stores overflow with must-have homewares, eclectic gifts, chocolates and sweet things, canvases, framed photographs and sculptures, fresh flowers,



Along the foreshore information centres book tours to Fraser Island, jazz cruises and the romantic Gondola, ducks waddle along the water’s edge, flapping pelicans thrust their beaks under water looking for a feed or join seagulls onshore hoping for leftovers. Hiring a kayak or jet ski, charter a barbecue pontoon, putt-putt, fishing tinnie or standup paddle board. Along Gympie Terrace and around each corner are bike hires, side-by-side boutiques, book shops, world class restaurants, cafes, takeaway food, gelaterias, day spas, hairdressers, homewares shops, liquor supplies and art galleries. At each end of the

esplanade are smart restaurants and the Tewantin side has the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, not only a social hub but a hit with kids wishing to learn how to sail. Other precincts nearby such as Gibson Road and Gateway Drive offer wide-ranging options from homewares, sporting goods, pamper places, a supermarket and a large national brand selling computer equipment and furniture to warehouse-style shops selling high-end fashion, recycled furniture, classy jewellery and a wellknown art gallery. Not-too-far-away the Sunday Farmers Market flourishes and pockets all around Noosaville have a plethora of places to stay, eat and shop. Noosaville truly has everything you want and more, just a five-minute drive away from Hastings Street.

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Wild cat “The only constant in life is change,” smiles Caroline Dockray. “So, be the change you want to see in the world.”


ith an astute demeanour, Caroline has been waiting for this moment all her life – prowling, watching, waiting to pounce. And now with the experience and skill she has been hanging out for, the time has come. And the result? Red Tiger, Caroline’s Noosa-based yogi lifestyle activewear label, has the fashion world in its jaws, and is roaring its way onto the global style scene – from Russia to New York, from retail giants Harvey Nicols to the glamorous independent boutiques you see splashed across fashion mag editorials. Feline in name and nature, this is one wild cat that is going places. Having chosen her moment so carefully, Caroline is now revelling in the energy abounding her space, creating a material manifestation of herself via her label – pouring the essence of who she is and what she believes into her pieces, and in doing so, creating a cult of collective consciousness that loves Red Tiger for what it is – authentic, vibrant, persuasive – just as Caroline is. Opportunity is her prey, and wow, what a game of cat and mouse it’s been so far.

Born into an Australian working class family, Caroline says she never felt ‘normal’. “I was different. An individual in style, character and with a creative edge, I would daydream, get easily bored, find myself inspired by small things, get lost in time, let my heart rule my head and I loved to kick against boundaries.”



With the guts of a wild cat and the stance of a disruptor, Caroline Dockray is making global strides with her Noosa leisure label, bringing a touch of zen to the activewear den, as Coco Seymour-Griffin reveals. Completing a qualification in fine arts at the Queensland College of Art and going on to attend fashion college, Caroline always knew she was an artist, but was savvy enough to understand that life required her to develop a business mind upon which she would be able to place her creativity. Hence, she started to look for ways to grow her understanding of this arena. “I realised I needed to branch out to better understand the world and the industry that I was wanting to enter into. So, where more awesome to do that than Harrods?” Not backwards in coming forwards, Caroline aimed as high as she possibly could and managed to secure a styling position at the universe’s most famous department store, where she worked for five years honing her skills and absorbing all London had to offer. “It was a dynamic and life changing time, developing concept stores and merchandising three ladies’ departments. It taught me to START where I wanted to FINISH.” And so, on her return to Australia, Caroline’s entrepreneurial career commenced (much to a lack of understanding by her parents who wanted her to get a ‘real job’), with her successfully designing concept uniforms for high-end boutique brands and undertaking promotional product design. Life was set for a time, but by far from complete. And as she turned 30, it started to even m o r e interesting. “I met Juan and I knew I had met my soulmate,” Caroline

explains. “We were on equal parallels, but until this point had been worlds apart, with Juan having only recently come to Brisbane as part of his travels from Chile. A farm boy (the youngest of four) growing up in the stunning countryside of Linares in the Maule Region of Chile Linares, Juan had, like me, always known he was a round peg who did not fit in a square hole. Feeling like a misfit and unsure of his direction in life, he had set out across the world to learn new languages along the way and discover who he was. There were no words needed though when we came together. We immediately knew we were meant to be.” Moving to Caloundra and starting a family, Caroline and Juan were soon very busy, with three kids under three, Rosita del Carmen (‘Song of Love’), Don Solomon Jon (‘World Peace Leader’) and Isita del Carmen (‘Song of Joy’), but the adventure of the journey never left Caroline, and her desire to bring her own label to life only grew greater with each day that passed. And then one day last year, she felt ready. It was time to press ‘GO’. From there, things happened quickly. The Tiger Den took shape in Noosaville, and a move for the family soon followed. Red Tiger was born. “It was time. I felt like I had been preparing for this moment forever,” reveals Caroline. Offering unique exclusive 100% Australian-made designer leisurewear, with each print in possession of a special meaning, Red Tiger did not hesitate to make strides away from the crowd, giving its range something that other brands were lacking – a heart. “Moving to Noosa felt like we had returned to our spiritual home,” beams Caroline. “We were drawn to the unspoilt beauty, lifestyle and culture, and this became apparent in what we found ourselves creating. We were finally living the dream and walking the walk.” With Juan and Caroline working Red Tiger together to keep up with its constant development and evolution, life clicked into a blissful yet busy groove, and a year on, is still gathering pace. “We hope to establish Red Tiger as a strong Australian textile manufacturer, building a legacy for our family,” reveals Caroline. “We feel so full of gratitude and appreciation, so are mindful about paying what we have achieved forward, taking on two apprentices to date, and soon engaging two school-based trainees. We have places annually for final year fashion interns in addition, and are going to be opening up office space to other creatives who need somewhere to work (in return for some minimal hours of creative work).” With their young brand now with claws, and a fourth baby on the way, Caroline couldn’t be happier. Here is a woman who has certainly earned her stripes.

“Everything we do comes from a place of love,” she smiles. “Love is the answer.” Go get ‘em Tiger.

Caroline with Gail Hilditch (SBSHS Vocational Project Officer), Sarah Weeks (yr 10 student) & Chanel Ladd (yr 11 student)






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Dry eye syndrome is on the increase. Options Eyecare has long continued a tradition of investing in new technologies and making them available for their patients. As such, they are pleased to announce the arrival of the E-Eye Medical Grade IPL device. The E-Eye is the only intense pulse light device in the world and is designed to treat dry eye syndrome by stimulating the meibomian glands. The role of the meibomian glands is to secret an oily substance which prevents the evaporation of tears. The E-Eye treatment stimulates the glands and returns them to their normal tear production. For optimum results, three therapeutic treatments are recommended on days 1, 14 and 45, at a total cost of $570. Options Eyecare is the first Sunshine Coast practice to install the E-Eye. The dedicated team embrace the mission of providing only the best Options in eye care and eye wear. Phone 5473 0008 or visit


Peregian Beach

A friendly village atmosphere... Peeking out through the dunes of the striking coastal stretch from Coolum to 13 kilometres south of the Noosa Headland is Peregian Beach. ecognised by a cluster of tall Norfolk Pine trees, and surrounded by National Parks that make up the world recognised Noosa Biosphere Reserve, is Peregian Beach. The Village Square, the heart of the beachside town has interconnecting lanes and pathways to everything and provides a shady area for locals and visitors. Picnic tables designed by Richard Newport are popular with families and friends to enjoy take-out fare from the nearby eateries and for shoppers who are in need of a coffee and momentary respite from retails therapy. Each market day on the first and third Sundays of the month, live music takes over and draws large crowds to the lawn in front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. "We've built an amazing live music scene here, thanks to some dedicated local musicians who set up Peregian Originals,” says Ange Takats, a Peregian Beach-based author, journalist and musician. “There is no regular community music festival of its kind anywhere else in Australia and this makes me proud as punch.”




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, 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.


Donna Marie The fashion, food & homeware village!!

Peregian Village has all the charm of a coastal village. Stores are stocked with classy homewares, stationary, office essentials, quirky and must-buy 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 relaxation and many cafes, all renowned for fresh, exciting fare. Evolve has overlooked the leafy green square of Peregian for the last 9 nine years and has earned a popular following. The perfect edit of baby and children’s clothing is hard to resist and is always fresh and current. Stylish quality gifts and home wares make choosing easy and our complimentary wrap will leave you looking and feeling very special. Evolve are also stockists of the full range of Elk, Nancybird and Miranda Murphy labels with a sprinkling of other interesting small labels adding to the mix. Open 7 days a week. Donna Marie Designs Peregian Beach is well loved for its eclectic mix of fashion boutiques. It's a 'one stop' destination for the perfect outfit each season. Donna Marie Designs encompasses all that is fabulous in fashion, with her signature designs that flatter the figure and work so well with the perfect scarf and complementing accessories. Whether you choose her simple white pants and camisole with a beautiful silk overskirt, or signature Pocket/Tie Dress, which fits over the bustline and flows to an A line skirt that can be tied up at four points to alter the length of the skirt and create an interesting alternate, or be left untied except at the sides to create a straight hemline. And, you'll love the Ana Hulm Silk Kimonos and Tunics available in maxi and midi. The beautiful fabrics are printed in the Impressionist style to become 'wearable art'.

casual fashion & home design creations

Shop 1 a 12 Grebe Street Peregian Beach (Peregian Square) t: 5471 2936 e: wholesale enquiries welcome


Pitchfork Restaurant is located in the heart of Peregian Beach Square. We offer a modern Australian cuisine with a seasonally changed menu, licensed, stylish decor with a rustic feel. Owners Kim and Craig Galea are both chefs that completed their apprenticeships on the Sunshine Coast, with years of travel and experience in kitchens around Australia, they settled back on the coast and in 2010 opened Pitchfork Restaurant in the beautiful coastal town of Peregian Beach A place for locals and tourists alike come and experience Pitchfork Restaurant for your self ! Finders Keepers eclectic boutique is stocked with a sumptuous range of designer decor and gifts, including an exclusive range of local and overseas products, jewellery, artwork, soft furnishings, furniture and vintage items. They endeavour to offer customers an impressive array of quirky, unique and unusual gifts; that special piece you won't find in other homewares stores. They are also the Sunshine Coast distributor for David Trubridge lighting direct from New Zealand. Shop 4, 224 David Low Way Peregian Beach ph: 07 5448 3830 -



Noosa Junction...

fashion & food central

Shoes I Bags I Hosiery Gifts I Accessories

Dotted amongst banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus ser vices and within designated shopping areas at Noosa Junction are over 200 businesses.


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rom 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-witha-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 the inclusion of fashion forward Morrison and Germany’s quality label Blacky Dress As well as New Zealand’s premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers. At Minx & Max we also add to the mix, Nougat, Sandwich, Meredith, 0039 Italy and Bouvier to give you an exciting choice of fashion that works! Minx & Max is conveniently located across the road from Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction. “Symbolic Journey is a gorgeous shop, with an uplifting atmosphere to inspire you whilst browsing. There is an ever changing variety of crystals, jewellery, books and much more. Psychic readings are also available – bookings advisable. We’ve become a bit of an icon with locals and tourists alike, having just celebrated our 20th birthday! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go!”

Shop 3/18 Lanyana Way NOOSA JUNCTION (across the road from Coles, Noosa Fair) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / Sat 10am-2pm - Tel: 5447 3366

Noosa Junction...

fashion & food central

Newton’s Apple Games & Toys have a wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities, toys and unusual gift's for children and adults of all interests and budgets. Locally owned and operated at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre in Noosaville. Ph: 5474 1668. High quality products and helpful service you won’t find in major stores, many items are opened for you to view and touch. Talk to us, we know the best products to suite your needs. I Cherry Shoes has the latest range of beautiful imported Italian, Brazilian, French and Spanish designs ranging from casual, comfort, daytime to evening plus hats, fascinators and bags for race wear, weddings and formal occasions. Très Noosa It’s the talk of the town!! We would like to welcome you to iconic "Très Noosa", your one stop for all unique beach and Noosa gifts, art and homewares. Beach Wedding hiring and styling service and our famous shell art workshops for kids and adults. It's the shop with sand on the floor and Noosa's best kept secret. Shop 1A, 1 Arcadia Walk (Sunshine Beach Road), Noosa Junction M: 0422927700


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

•Tarot Cards •Essential Oils •Incense •Australian Bush Flower Essences •Inspirational DVDs

in Noosa since 1995 •Meditation & Music CDs •Feng Shui Products •Tibetan Singing Bowls •Himalayan Salt Lamps •plus more…

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




Noosa Junction Plaza Shopping Centre it's all about easy shopping in a friendly environment and just over the hill from Hastings Street! With Target Country, Super IGA supermarket, Terry White Chemist and a great selection of specialty retailers, you'll find all your convenience needs in one easy location. Most of the stores in Noosa Junction Plaza are locally owned and managed. The Centre is home to a great variety of fresh food, health, beauty, dining, and fashion retailers, with Medifirst Medical Centre available in the carpark level for your convenience - fully air conditioned, open 7 days a week*, has undercover parking and a lift and ramp for easy access to the centre. Lotus Rose is a Noosa based, family owned and operated business. Lotus Rose designs are practical,relaxed,comfortable and above all, affordable! Close attention is paid to varying body shapes with special attention paid to the larger woman and man to assure comfort and style are still maintained throughout . The range is produced in cotton,linen , silk and rayon . Women and men's sizes up to XXXL . We are confident that you will find that special individual look that will suite your personality and lifestyle .

Très Noosa

Yes!!! The shop with sand on the floor

Noosa’s Best Kept Secret Unique beach homewares and furniture, driftwood, shells, coral, gifts, fashion, beach wedding decorations and hire service.

Noosa Style... Light cottons, linen and silk up to size 22 for the woman and for the men to XXXL in cotton and linen.

...we also carry Adrift, Orientique and Namastai labels Our own label ‘Lotus Rose’ is designed for our relaxed Noosa lifestyle


Make your own shell and driftwood art. Workshops every Saturday at 11am. School holidays additional days. Birthday parties, Kids & adults welcome. Bookings required.

Open every day from 9.30am–5pm, Sundays 10am–2pm

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

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NS Right: Millie Shirt from Bella Lido available at Tangerine Beach Noosa Marina & Sea Haven Bldg Hastings St

Left & above: Shoes, Bags, Fashion... Stock & new styles changing all the time at SPOILT Renee Street Noosaville

Right: Just arrived latest look & colour shoes... Available from I Cherry Shoes Noosa Junction

ABOVE::Shoes, Shoes, Shoes... A style and colour for every age at NOOSA CLASSY LADY - Gympie Terrace Noosaville



Mela Purdie Trapeze Dress in Sand (available in black also) $325 - Available at Zambezee Noosa & Mooloolaba

Left: Mela Purdie Gingham check studded shirt $355- and Gingham check ranch skirt (available in black and white also) $355- with Gingham check Obi Belt One size $165 Available at Zambezee - Noosa & Mooloolaba

Far left: Mela Purdie Soft Pant in Folk $309- and Field Shirt in Gold (available in black, bronze, French navy and white also) $355 Available at Zambezee - Noosa & Mooloolaba

Spring in the tropics Left & Above: The look and style like no other... Available at ELIZA’S BOUTIQUE Hastings Street Noosa



Food Bites


FOOD od... o f s u o i Glor Spring Dining Sensations… Our region is home to many of Australia's finest restaurants and cafés, where the chefs are adept at creating the perfect dish from produce sourced from our own 'backdoor'.


ur local restaurateurs and their talented chefs have put all their talents into creating all-new, Spring sensitive menus to tantalise diners this season. They will be delivering diners the spoils of 'Farm Gate to Beach Plate'…with crisp salads full of asparagus, snow peas and juicy tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. Freshly steamed Heirloom carrots, roasted beetroot, …stunning seafood direct from local trawlers and suppliers; tender meats from Australia's premier livestock producers; artisan breads from local artisan bakers - and desserts that will have you thinking you're in heaven.

Mrs. Fields make magical moments this Christmas… This year Mrs. Fields is offering a range of scrumptious Christmas gifts that will be sure to be top of your gifting list. There's a range of Christmas themed gifts filled with deliciously crunchy assorted Aussie biscuits. Choose from traditional and modern design biscuit tins, a more fun and

Local farmers markets: Noosa Farmers Market - food & local musicians at Noosa Aust Rules Football Club - every Sun 7am 12pm



With the temperature starting to rise, we are all looking for lighter style flavoursome dishes that showcase our quality regional cuisine. Be sure to check out our chefs showcased dishes and recipes in our dining feature to help you choose the perfect meal this season. With several of our local restaurants receiving Hats in the recent Good Food Awards and Restaurant and Caterers Association awards, it's not surprising that Noosa is thought of as a 'destination dining' must visit. Happy Dining!

novel Santa, or super stylish reindeer. It's the gift that keeps on giving and can be reused over and over again. It's also perfect to share with friends and family, pop under the tree or as a table gift gesture. RRP from $12.95 - $42.95 Mrs. Fields stores are located throughout NSW, Qld, Vic, WA and SA.

Noosa Marina Markets - local produce, locally made craft. Noosa Ferry stops here - every Sun 8am 2pm Peregian Beach Market - local produce & crafts - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun 7am - 12.30pm Eumundi Market - sustainable

shopping, incl food, clothing & artworks, local entertainers, located under heritage listed Fig trees - Wed 8am - 1.30pm & Sat 7am - 2pm The Big Pineapple - Fresh local produce,food & local musicians every Saturday Bruce Hwy Nambour

Cool Cocktails be y a m “you ss after a ’ le speeche Chaplin! i l r a h C ON THE BEACHFRONT Cnr Park Rd & Hastings St Noosa Heads 07 54474235

Wine Bar I Tapas I Lounge Featured above are: In copper mug is a Texan Mule, in large cocktail glass is a Margarita and in small cocktail glass is a Charlie Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin 30 mls Hayman's Sloe Gin 30 mls Joseph Cartron Apricot Brandy 30 mls Lime Juice Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lime The cocktail was created pre 1920 (one of the last classics before prohibition). It first appeared in print in 1935 in 'The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book'. It is named after Sir Charles Spencer 'Charlie' Chaplin (1889-1977), the English slapstick comic actor of the silent film era.

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Sunshine Beach

NS Sunshine Beach... something for everyone


ffering locals and tourists a quality mix of boutiques, al fresco cafes, casual surf culture… all encompassed with a friendly village atmosphere. With the beach just minutes away, and nature walks and trails through the National Park offering those looking for a recreational walk, a direct route all the way to Noosa. You can also just sit quietly and take in the breathtaking views, or take a dip at Little Cove, and enjoy the surf break at Alexandria Bay. For those wanting to enjoy a barista-made espresso, where the organic coffee beans are roasted on site, just follow your nose to Costa Noosa on the balcony, where you can enjoy a perfect pastry with your coffee and spend some quality time

sitting under a broad umbrella with your paper, or in conversation with friends. Sunshine Beach is perfect destination for breakfast, an early or late luncheon or dinner, with a fine selection of dining options available to suit all tastes and budgets. With wide decks, tree-lined streets and an array of al fresco cafés, takeaways, bakery, delicatessen, general store, bars and restaurants there is always a new experience to be had. Even all the makings for a perfect picnic basket to take to the park or the beach foreshore, for a day in the sunshine. Whatever you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. The laidback café society of Sunshine Beach is always ready to please.

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Dinner Tuesday - Saturday Dim Sum Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun from noon Lounge Bar Enjoy a pre-dinner drink & try our new Bar menu Locals Night Tues & Wed 3 Courses $39 All welcome 1st Floor Cnr Duke & Bryan Sts Sunshine Beach T: 07 5455 4460




ROASTERY & ESPRESSO BAR Dr Alex Russell’s recent PhD, undertaken at the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, looks at whether novices can become wine experts. “A lot of people think that wine experts are full of it but I’ve been investigating this area for the past seven years and it turns out there is a knack to it. Informed by my research, here are my ten tips on how to become a wine expert:”

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Ten tips to start becoming a wine expert!

6) You’ll need to get your tongue around the wine and the words You might be a food or perfume expert but you’d still have to separately master wine and its associated lingo. Wine expertise is all about linking an odour or flavour with its recognised name. Experts share information using similar terms whereas novices generally can’t describe wines very well and don’t know many of the experts’ tasting terms.

1) Four hours to get started During my PhD, I had novices come into the lab to smell and taste lots of wines. In most 7) You don’t need a super Becoming an expert in cases, we had them in nose or mouth… the lab for an hour and anything takes a lot of work. Many studies show no they didn’t learn much. between the But when that work involves difference But if they stayed just 30 smelling sensitivity of minutes longer they tasting a lot of wine how hard novices or experts. started to show signs of Essentially, experts smell can it be? improvement and after and taste the same things four hours, they were novices do, but they’re doing really well. They better at processing the weren’t experts by any means, but it didn’t take information. Similarly, chess experts can look at the them years to get the hang of it, either. same board as novices but will determine which pieces are immediately relevant more quickly – it’s a 2) Drink different types of wine processing advantage. No expert became an expert by drinking only their favourite wine. Branch out, be willing to try new 8) You can start with cheap wine, but cleanskins things. Try wine by the glass at bars and restaurants won’t make you an expert rather than buying a whole bottle. Try wines made Although price isn’t the best indicator of quality from different grapes, from different regions and (which is fairly subjective), it is often the case that countries. more expensive wines better reflect where they come from. And learning about wine regions is part 3) Taste wines side-by-side of being an expert. Odour memory is quite robust but, just like any other type of memory, it is prone to interference 9) You’ll need to read, as well as taste and forgetting. Instead of relying on your memory Wine experts aren’t just good at tasting wines. They to compare the wine you’re drinking now to the also know a lot about how it’s made, where it’s one from last week, open up a few different bottles made, and all the other things that you read in wine at the same time so you can directly compare them. books. 4) Shut your eyes The main skill of wine experts is consistently putting a name to an odour. Wines that smell like blackcurrant aren’t made from or with blackcurrant and they don’t look like blackcurrant. It’s hard to identify a smell when you can’t visually associate it with the obvious source. In fact these wines contain chemicals that, when isolated, smell very much like blackcurrant. So get a friend to go through your pantry and pick out various herbs and fruits. Smell and taste them with your eyes closed and try to identify them. Learn from feedback. It’s hard but you’ll improve over time. 5) If in doubt add your own flavours and smells Not sure what peach tastes like in a Chardonnay? Add a little bit of syrup from a can of peaches to your next glass. Then you’ll get an idea of what the flavour tastes like in wine. Gradually reduce the amount you put in until you can find that flavour without any additive. There are hundreds of possible

10) Don’t give up if you make a mistake A lot of people avoid wine-tasting games because they are afraid to fail. But it’s OK to make mistakes. A famous French experiment in which white wine was artificially coloured red with odorless dye wrongfooted lots of experts. It highlighted the impact of our thoughts and expectations on what we taste in a wine – it’s almost like they ‘drink the wine with their eyes’. Even experts can get it wrong but they more often get it right. So… Provided you have a working nose and mouth, it’s within your reach to become a wine expert. You’ll start to see improvements after a few hours. To build that into expertise you’ll need time, money and dedication – but it’s not impossible. You may not want to become an expert but being able to describe a wine or understand a description of a wine is very handy for anyone vaguely interested in wine. Besides, it’s a lot of fun!

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NS For many years Australia’s obesity and weight loss stor y has featured ‘fat’ as the villain. Not anymore. With a growing stable of scientific evidence differentiating between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats, it has become increasingly clear that all fats are not created equal.

The Good Oil on Healthy Fats...


ather than heeding the decades-old ‘no fat, lowfat’ message – which more recent studies reveal was ill-founded in the first place when dietary fat intake guidelines were first introduced - Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition and Education at Atkins, advises finding out about fat rather than instinctively avoiding it in order to boost our long-term health, and whittle down our waistlines.

“In many cases, low-fat and fat-free foods are far less healthy than their full-fat counterparts. Where fat is removed from foods it is often replaced with sugars and refined carbohydrates, which may have actually contributed the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes we are experiencing today” explained Ms Heimowitz. “Fat is essential to long-term health, supplying essential fatty acids the body cannot produce itself, as

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“there is no love sincerer than the love of food” George Bernard Shaw

well as transporting vitamins A, D, E and K into and around the body and helping develop eyesight and brain development in young children and infants. Fat also helps satiate sooner, sending signals to our brains that we are full - and is a slow burning form of energy which helps us feel fuller for longer. “What we need to focus on, instead of fearing fat, is learning to differentiate between different types of fats so that we know which fats to avoid, how much to consume, and which to include in our daily meals” she said.“And remember that moderation is still relevant when we’re talking about fat. If you consume too much of anything, whether it’s a pile of avocados packed with good fats or a pack of donuts full of trans fats in one sitting, you will inevitably gain weight.”

Good Fats... Good Fats come from natural food sources, including nuts, seeds and vegetables, and should be the dominant type of fat in a balanced diet because they reduce the risk of clogged arteries. Good fats include: Monounsaturated fats, which are those found in olive and canola oil, most nuts and avocados Polyunsaturated fats which are found in oils from vegetables, seeds and some nuts such as sunflower, safflower, flaxseed, soybean, corn, cottonseed grape seed and sesame oils. Fatty fish such as sardines, herring and salmon contain PUFAs Essential fatty acids which are compounds of dietary fats the body can not produce itself such as omega-3 which is found in shellfish, coldwater fish and omega 6 which is found in seeds and grains, chicken and pork. Research is Evolving Saturated fats also come from natural food sources. Fats that remain hard at room temperature contain saturated fat. · Saturated fatty acids are found in products such as butter, lard, suet, palm, coconut oils and most animal fats. · Research has shown that when this type of fat is consumed in conjunction with an Atkins style low carbohydrate eating plan the level of saturated fat in the body will not increase since this style of eating primarily burns fat.

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Bad Fats These are man-made fats, which often appear in processed foods, and should be avoided. Consuming too much increases the risk of heart attack and inflammation. · Trans fats are typically found in foods we should all avoid such as fried food, baked goods, cookies, lollies, icing and vegetable shortenings. · Beware of ingredients such as ‘shortening’ and ‘hydrogenated’ or ‘partially hydrogenated’ vegetable oil on product labels – they are trans fats in disguise

To boost your daily intake of good fats, Colette recommends:

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* Drizzling vegetables and salads with extra virgin olive oil rather than pre made dressings * Cooking with canola and most nut oils or butter * Eating fish or shellfish two to three times a week * Snacking on olives and avocadoes and including them in salads * Snacking on nuts and seeds and adding them as garnishes to dishes

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NS With a holistic approach to wellbeing Belmondos is not just about organic produce...


f you are seeking a one stop shop for all your organic needs a visit to Belmondos Organic Market is a must with the wholesale market home to a range of businesses focusing on providing organic produce and a healthy lifestyle. From the moment you walk through the doors at Belmondos, your senses are treated to beautiful aromas of fresh produce, coffee roasting and appealing visual displays of produce. Visitors to the Market will be impressed with the industrial warehouse where separate zones provide a natural flow to shopping. Eumundi Meats offers a spacious emporium where customers can comfortably browse and look at the produce. With a reputation as the Sunshine Coasts leading organic and free range butcher, Eumundi Meats specialise in certified organic and pasture raised beef and poultry, organic and free range lamb, Bangalow ‘sweet’ pork, gluten, preservative free and paleo sausages and boasts the Coast’s most impressive range of charcuterie products.

award winning marketplace specialising in organic foods and well-being.

Bio Shop Noosa is Noosa’s every day organic grocer, providing quality organic fruit and vegetables and every day grocery lines. Bio Shop Noosa source their products from only the best organic producers, locally for fruit and vegetables and in grocery items from the best in Australia and importers from NZ, USA and Italy. If you are searching for Australia’s first certified organic unpasteurised cold press juice company then you have come to the right place, home of Noosa Cleanse Certified Organic Cold Press Juices and Cleanses. Their juices and broths designed to give your insides a rest from breaking down heavily processed, difficult to digest, nutritionally black foods. Cleanses include organic meat broth, coldpressed nutmilks and coldpressed juices. Tanglewood Bakery is an artisan bread company where all breads are hand kneaded and use a 20 hour slow fermentation to break down acetic and phytic acid which



aids digestion and increases the natural flavour and character of each loaf. Their organic sourdough range incorporates ancient grains, sprouted grains, activated nuts, fresh milled flour and gluten free breads. When the shopping is done, it could be time to stop and enjoy a healthy meal thanks to Vanilla Food who specialise in providing a 100% organic breakfast, lunch and takeaway menu featuring healthy inspired meals, many of which include raw options. Vanilla Food also features Nilla Tomkins raw cake business offering healthy raw options and Nilla’s food is available for catering, bulk take-away and wholesale. Belmondos also features Clandestino Roasters, a café and roastery offering a range of single origins, single estates and blends, which can be customised to suit a customer’s palate. Home to the Sunshine Coast’s first Brew Bar, Clandestino Roasters showcases a range of coffee brewing methods including V60, Syphon, Clover, Cold drip and Aeropress, some of which have been used for centuries in other countries. The Roastery also features a training facility where clients or members of the public can attend one of our many barista courses from beginner through to advanced. With a holistic approach to wellbeing Belmondos is not just about organic produce, and has welcomed a new addition to the market with Yukti Botanicals. Yukti offers a Natural Pharmacy, Day Spa and Treatment Centre offering an unrivalled mix of natural supplements, therapies and traditional Ayurvedic medicine to the market. Visit Belmondos Organic Market at 59 Rene Street, Noosaville


ensational 180 degree views over beautiful Laguna Bay combined with fabulous food and award-winning wine list, make Sails Restaurant in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads a favourite dining experience for locals and tourists alike. Executive chef Paul Leete presents diners with a menu that showcases fresh seasonal produce and local seafood that you feel may have been caught right in front of your table. There aren't too many restaurants in the world where you could literally walk in from the beach and sit down in refined surroundings, and enjoy award-winning dining. With a creative modern Australian focus, the menu offers diners a true picture of seaside dining in the tropics - fresh flavours, clean tastes, thoughtful pairings and above all‌dishes to remember long after you have left. Whether you're looking for a long leisurely luncheon with ocean views or a romantic candlelight dinner, you couldn't find a better location. Sails Restaurant -on the beachfront - Park Rd & Hastings St Noosa heads

Streaky Bay King George Whiting Fillet with Mooloolaba prawns, pine nuts and baby capers Ingredients: 4x 100g King George Whiting fillets, pin bones removed 12 peeled and deveined prawn cutlets 8 yellow grape tomatoes, halved 8 red cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 1 teaspoon baby capers 4 basil leaves 1 tablespoon shredded parsley 1 recipe white bean puree below White bean puree: 100g dried cannellini beans 50g peeled garlic

75 ml extra virgin olive oil 50 ml chicken stock Juice and zest of 1 lemon 100 ml reserved cooking liquid from beans Method: Soak dried beans in cold water overnight. Drain beans, cover with cold water and simmer until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving 100ml of cooking liquid. Simmer garlic in stock and bean liquid until tender, combine with other ingredients, season with salt and pepper and puree in blender until smooth. To serve: Toss tomatoes, pine nuts, capers and herbs together with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill whiting and prawns until cooked. Place whiting and prawns on a spoonful of warm bean puree and top with salad.

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Good reads

By: Leanne Kitchen & Antony Suvalko Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $39.95 Take a journey east and discover one of the world’s most diverse food regions. From smoky hawker stalls in Thailand and Malaysia and bustling markets in Vietnam and Indonesia, to tranquil landscapes in Laos and Cambodia, East will take you on a culinary tour to uncover Southeast Asia’s most celebrated dishes. Whether you are new to Southeast Asian cooking, or you simply wish to recreate the heady aromas in your own kitchen from holidays gone by, East

FALAFEL FOR BREAKFAST By: Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $49.99 Israeli-born chef Michael Rantissi has converted café dwellers from the monotonous eggs with a side of bacon or avocado to his sharing plates laden with falafel, labneh, spicy dukkah and fresh from the oven pita bread. Together with his partner Kristy Frawley, Michael delivers what we all love about

the ingredients and flavours of the Middle East – grains and greens, generosity, pungency, sweetness. This is food that brings everyone to the table and won’t let them leave. With over 120 original and inspiring recipes, this is a must have cookbook for those who love covering their table with shared platters bursting with flavour and freshness.

A LOMBARDIAN COOKBOOK By: Alessandro Pavoni & Roberta Muir Penguin Random House RRP $59.99 Renowned chef Alessandro Pavoni is Executive Chef of Sydney's two-chef hatted Ormeggio at The Spit, hails from Lombardy, a region in Italy's mountainous north that borders the Alps and is studded with lakes. This region is home to some of Italy's most famous dishes including Osso Buco, Risotto Milanese and Panettone. In his first cookbook, co-written with Roberta Muir, manager of the Sydney Seafood School, Alessandro reveals the secrets to traditional Italian classics and more than 100 of his treasured family recipes; many celebrating the hearty food of his youth.




Describing herself as a 'country Cook', Maggie cooks from the heart and is passionate about instilling in others this same confidence - to use recipes as a starting point, and be guided by instinct and personal taste. In this new cookbook Maggie offers a collection of delicious recipes that highlight her philosophy of making use of the best seasonal Spring produce. This is the first of four seasonal Harvest cookbooks that will showcase Maggie's appreciation of sourcing, cooking and sharing seasonal food, and will be essential to any good cooks kitchen.


ichelangelo Cecconi and his team at Italian Marina Restaurant and Bar, at Noosa Marina, are masters of Italian culture and delights. They live by the 'fresh is best' motto and create all dishes in-house daily using the season's best offerings. With a menu that showcases 'true' Italian cuisine‌ pastas, pizzas, seafood and meats - and each dish is produced with a passion that only an Italian chef can understand. Offering diners an al fresco dining experience to rival the waterfront diners on the Costa del Sol. With blue water views and myriad of boats to watch, this is the perfect spot to while away the hours this Spring, enjoying a glass of wine and delighting in an antipasti platter full of quintessential Italian tastes.

Warm Octopus With kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, rocket and dijon mustard served with panfried brioche Method: Boil the octopus legs with celery, carrots, onions, lemon, grain black pepper, bay leaf,a wine cork(secret item). Then cut in slice the octopus, pan fried with cherry tomato,garlic,salt, pepper, Kalamata olives, put on a bed of rocket, with pan brioche and hand made dijon mustard sauce.

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Rick’s recipe... Dalmation Fresh Fig Tart Dalmatinska kolac od smokvi This is exactly my kind of pudding, so easy to knock up when the fig season comes around.One of the pleasures for me of living on both sides of the world is that I get two fig seasons.

Serves 8 For the pastry, mix the flour, salt and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.Mix the egg yolk and cream,and add to the flour mixture so that it comes together to form a dough. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and use it to line a 26cm, loose-bottomed flan tin. (If too difficult to handle, wrap and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.) Trim the edges of the pastry, cover with cling film and rest it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Line the pastry with baking parchment, fill with baking beans or rice and bake blind for 30 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 30 minutes.Take out of the oven and lower the temperature to 160°C/gas 3. Soften the mascarpone with the honey in a small saucepan over a low heat. Pour into the pastry case, then lay the figs on top, cut-side up. Bake for 30 minutes until just starting to turn golden around the edges.To serve, allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the tin and cutting.

For the pastry 170g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting Pinch salt 100g unsalted butter, cubed 50g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 50ml double cream For the filling 500g mascarpone cheese 6 tbsp clear honey 6 large, 7 medium or 8 small fresh figs, stems trimmed, halved

FROM VENICE TO ISTANBUL By: Rick Stein Published by: Penguin Random House The Eastern mediterranean is a vibrant melting pot brimming with character. Rick Stein shares over 100 spectacular recipes discovered during his travels in the region: the ultimate mezzo spread of baba ganoush, pide bread and keftedes; mouthwatering garlic shrimps with soft polenta; heavenly Dalmatian Fresh Fig Tart and much, much more.




aking dining to a new level, multi-award winning Pitchfork Restaurant in the heart of Peregian Beach has become a 'must visit' dining mecca for lovers of fine food. And, a tantalising dining experience for true gourmands. Owners/chefs Craig and Kim Galea are passionate about the plate. The pair create dishes that 'sing' with both talent and taste‌showcasing their lifelong love of good food and locally sourced quality produce. They offer diners modern Australian cuisine, with a menu that speaks volumes about their times travelling to Europe and Asia, and Australia, honing their skills and gaining knowledge about different cooking styles and blending flavours‌ fusing different techniques and tastes. Each season they produce a new menu that presents diners with dishes that not only look beautiful on the plate but also resonate with an unbridled understanding of the season's nuances.

Slow Roasted Pork Belly Salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, pomegranate syrup Slow roasted for 3 hours 160C Middle Eastern Pesto Parsley I bunch Coriander 1 bunch Cumin seeds 20g Olive oil Salt and pepper Blend all ingredients into a pesto Serve with segments of grapefruit and goats fetta Pitchfork Restaurant - Peregian Square, Peregian Beach

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ustralian asparagus is 100% clean, green and safe; add to that its luscious eating qualities and you have an amazing product that is just perfect for Aussie home cooks and chefs alike. The aussie season runs from September to March, so you'll be able to find these fabulous spears in your local supermarket or fresh food store all through the party season. When selecting asparagus look for firm, bright, smooth, spears of uniform size with closed, compact tips. When you snap fresh asparagus, it should be crisp, moist and juicy. Freshly harvested asparagus is very similar to cut flowers; it needs to be kept in cool, humid conditions. One way to keep asparagus fresher for longer is to wrap it in a damp tea towel, pop it in a plastic bag and store it in the crisper compartment of your refrigerator. Another way is to stand the fresh spears upright in a container with 1cm cold water, cover and store it in the refrigerator. When preparing asparagus, simply snap off the woody ends with your forefinger and thumb. It can be served both raw and cooked - try it fresh in salads and salsas, as well as in an endless variety of cooked dishes. Asparagus is low in kilojoules, and contains no fat or cholesterol, whilst providing fibre. That makes it a must for any diet, including a weight loss diet. Why take a supplement when asparagus can provide us with

development of the baby during pregnancy. It’s not only fruit that gives us vitamin C. One serve of asparagus provides about 25% of our daily needs of vitamin C. Did you know that vitamin C helps us to absorb adequate iron from our diet? The Australian Asparagus Council has recently launched their free Go Aussie Spears e-cookbook, which is available for downloading from and the Apple App Store. There are so many ways to prepare

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essential nutrients like the essential B group vitamins folate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and biotin, along with vitamin C. Asparagus is also a great source of folate, with one serve providing over 20% of our daily needs. Folate is important for expectant mothers for the healthy



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mouth-watering cocktail

inspired by blood oranges enveloping a unique citrus

Bloodnut Orange and Rosemary Margarita

flavour, flaming red colour and just the right amount of a kick from the Buderim Ginger Refresher cordial. Rumour has it that Margarita Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite claimed she whipped up this drink for friends at her Acapulco vacation home in 1948. Among her wellconnected guests was Tommy Hilton, who eventually added the drink to the bar menu at his hotel chain. This fiery red and oh so delicious twist on a classic was created for Buderim Ginger by mixologist maestro, Elle Toop.

Ingredients: 50ml Herradura Blanco Tequila 30ml Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur 20ml fresh lime juice 20ml Blood Orange juice 10 ml Buderim Ginger Refresher Cordial or Revitalise Cordial Pinch fresh Rosemary Ice cubes Method: 1.Into a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients with several ice cubes and shake vigorously. 2.Strain into a cold Margarita glass rimmed with salt 3.Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary and a wedge of Blood orange

Asparagus Stir-fry with marinated Asian-style Lamb Serves: 4 Cooking time: 7-10 minutes Get the lamb marinating while you prepare the veggies and cook the rice. Once the wok’s fired up you’re only minutes away from saying,‘Dinner’s ready!’ Ingredients... Marinade: 1 tablespoon dark Soy sauce 1 tablespoon Mirin (see Tip) 1 teaspoon Brown sugar 2 teaspoons Sesame oil 500g lamb fillet 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends removed 1 bunch of bok choy, halved 100g snow peas 1 large red chilli, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons oil for cooking Steamed rice to serve Fresh limes to serve Method: To make marinade place all ingredients in a container or plastic bag and mix well. Add lamb fillet and mix thoroughly to completely coat meat. Place in refrigerator for one hour, turning fillet every 15 minutes. Remove lamb from marinade. Heat a wok or large pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and carefully add lamb. Cook on all sides for 2-3 minutes to seal meat. Remove from pan and allow to rest before slicing. Meanwhile, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Heat over medium to high heat and stir-fry asparagus, snow peas and chillies for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat then place a lid on pan so the vegetables steam for 1-2 minutes. Slice lamb and serve immediately with vegetables and steamed rice Tips: Mirin is a type of rice wine used as a seasoning and condiment in Japanese cooking. Get the rice steaming while you cook the lamb and vegetables.




Wine + Drink

Left: Dru Reschke, owner of Koonara Wines sits on the 'Coonawarra Cutting', which shows the famous soil profile.

Koonara named ‘Coonawarra Winery Of The Year’


oonara was recently announced as ‘Coonawarra’s Winery Of The Year’ for 2015, at the Melbourne International Wine Competition. The winery was in great company, with other regional winners including; Wyndham Estate in the Hunter Valley, Soul Growers in the Barossa, Taylors Wines in Clare Valley and Aramis Vineyards in McLaren Vale. “We are thrilled with the announcement,” said Dru Reschke, Koonara’s owner and vigneron. “There is a real buzz for Coonawarra wine internationally, and although we are famous for Cabernet, there is a huge demand for Shiraz from the region. There is such incredible quality coming out of all the wineries in Coonawarra at the moment - it’s great to be part of it.” The Melbourne International Wine Competition is one of the only international wine competitions with trade judges. The judges are comprised of buyers from top retail stores, sommeliers, restaurant owners, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Judges included Kate Lawton who is Senior Buyer at Vinomofo; Peter Nixon, Dan Murphy's Natural Fine Wine Manager and Christian Maier, Sommelier and Buyer for RACV Clubs and Resorts. The recent announcement comes on the back of a ‘Five Star Winery’ rating by James Halliday. This year just 10.8% of the 2,800 wineries that were in the running, were awarded a ‘Five Star Winery’ by James Halliday. People who come to Coonawarra get rewarded, with over 66% of Coonawarra Cellar Doors holding a Halliday five star rating. “With such great wines in so many Cellar Doors, visitors to Coonawarra can feel confident they’re tasting wines of the highest quality,” said Mr Reschke. Koonara will be at the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show, 30 October – 1 November, for tickets head to

Tahbilk revisit Rhone Blends with the release of their second vintage... Following on from the successful launch of their two new Rhone blends last year, Tahbilk have proudly released their 2014 vintage wines. The Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre and Roussanne Marsanne Viognier blends. A move away from Tahbilk's traditional approach to single varietals, these two blends stay try to the estate's association with France's Rhone Valley. shiraz vines sourced from the Rhone were planted on the estate in1860 and are now amongst the oldest surviving Shiraz vines in the world, and are responsible for the 1860 Vines Shiraz. With extensive plantings of Shiraz , these 'elder statesmen' vines have more recently been joined by their Rhone cousins, Grenache and Mourvedre to round out the Rhone red triumvirate. 2014 Roussanne Marsanne Viognier $25.70



Loving this very special Pinot Noir… 2014 Mud House Claim 431 Central Otago Pinot Noir A generous palate of dark autumn fruits, with spicy texture tannins. This full bodied, vibrant Pinot Noir finishes with classic Central Otago acidity. Perfect for your next 'duck' dining experience. RRP $29.99

It will soon be the season "to be jolly" so make sure that your fridge is stocked with this super special Australian sparkling. Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV $29.99 Tinged with copper hues, this wine deals out a delightful biscuit-like nose combined with ripe strawberry and peach characters. With a rich and generous palate, this wine is just as enjoyable with food as it is on its own.


Steeped in the mystery of thousands of years of tradition, Sake is enjoyed as much for its beautiful rituals as it is for its complex and intriguing taste.


riginating in the Nara period 700AD, sake production has always been revered as a highly respected craft and the role of the Toji, or sake brewer, was likened to an artist or craftsman. Traditionally this title was passed down from father to son and even today many of the most famous sake houses are family businesses that go back generations. Slava Beliakova, Australian sake sommelier and writer of Sake Guide, explains that sake is made by fermenting a special type of sake rice that is larger, stronger and contains less protein that regular rice – it’s terrible to eat but perfect for sake! At the beginning of the process the rice is polished to remove the bran and then steeped in water for anywhere between a few minutes to overnight. The rice is then steamed and cooled, and a specialised type of mould – koji- is added and left to ferment for 2-3 days, to turn starches into sugars. This step is akin to malting in beer brewing. Yeast needs sugars to create alcohol, and koji mould creates those

Tyrrell's Wines success at the Hunter Valley Wine Show The Hunter Valley Wine Show has been held continuously since 1974, and is regarded as the premier regional wine show of Australia. this is due in no small measure to the quality of the judging panels it continues to attract. At this year's show held recently, Tyrrell's was honoured with six trophies: Their Vat 1 Semillon 2006 won three awards including Best White Wine of Show; Best Semillon; Best Mature Two Year Old and Older Semillon. Best Museum White (Belford Semillon 2005) Best Two Year Old and Older Chardonnay (Belford Chardonnay 2013) Best Museum Red (Stevens Shiraz 2007) In all Tyrrells was awarded 12 Gold Medals, 10 Silver and 15 Bronze as well as the Ian Riggs Wine of Provenance Award, which is designed to recognise and celebrate wines of exceptional origin reflecting consistency of style, a sense of place and quality over time. Congratulations.


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sugars. Once the mould has propagated over the rice, the rice is mixed with water, yeast and more freshly steamed rice to create the yeast starter. Over the period of two weeks, as yeasts grow stronger, more water, moulded rice and steamed rice are added until the final fermenting mash is formed. This mash – moromi – is left to its own devices for 20-40 days, until the master brewer determines that the sake is ready. The sake is filtered from this solid mixture and left to mature for 6-12 months to develop the flavour. With only a few exceptions, sake does not generally age past this point and so it is best consumed within a year of being made. As you can see, the process is quite an art form and each brewery has its own version of this method using different timing and measurements, which results in a very different product. “Sake’s range of flavours is truly fascinating,” explains Slava, “The Japanese have a saying: ‘Sake doesn’t fight with food’. What that means is that sake rarely clashes with food, and has a refreshing effect on the palate.” “Sake’s overall acidity is up to 10 times lower than wine’s. Sake is also rich in glutamic acid, the key component of the umami, that taste element that is savoury and satisfying. The savoury richness of sake, especially pronounced in junmai type, makes it a great match with equally rich food – cured meats, cheeses, steaks and stews. “ “The biggest sake flavour surprise of all is the floral and fruity aromas of sake’s premium grades, ginjo and daiginjo. A drinker will find apple and melon in spades, but also banana, strawberry, lychee and peach. Freshly cut grass, citrus and herbs are also waiting to be discovered. Some of the most aromatic sake brands in Australia are Dassai, Houraisen, Dewazakura and Taka.” For centuries sake has played an important role in the ritual ceremonies of Japanese culture. While today the traditions surrounding the consumption of sake have relaxed, it’s a wonderful experience to practice the rituals. Traditionally sake is drunk from small cups called ‘choko’ and poured from a ceramic flask called a ‘tokkuri’. It can also be served in a wooden box called a ‘masu’, which was originally used for measuring rice. Sake can be served chilled, at room temperature or heated. However it is generally thought that premium sake should be enjoyed chilled, while sake of with robust flavours, like junmai, can be heated. It is tradition never to serve your own sake and instead friends should serve each other. As if we needed an excuse, this sounds like a great reason to get together with some friends for a sake tasting. For more information visit: Be sure to visit the stand at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show

Pinot Palooza hits Brisbane...


fter sell-out events in 2014 and Perth and Adelaide last month, Pinot Palooza, the rocking Pinot Noir festival presented by Bottle Shop Concepts will hit Brisbane bigger and better than ever on October 11.

Pinot Palooza is a day to worship and indulge in some of Australia and New Zealand's best Pinot Noir, eat delicious food and rock out to great music. Offering ticket holders a food, music and wine experience not to miss, featuring the best Pinot Noir from some of the top producers in the Southern Hemisphere. In total there will be 150 of the world’s best, ranging from light,

ethereal and graceful, all the way through to the ‘take no prisoners’, in your face, mouthful of flavour wines that this pernicious variety can achieve. The stellar 2015 line-up includes producers such as Ata Rangi, Bay of Fires, Shaw + Smith, Yabby Lake, Kooyong, Mt Difficulty, Giant Steps, Two Paddocks and Pegasus Bay. Tickets are now on sale and include a take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’

Pinot Noir glass (valued at $30), as well as access to all the wines on tasting. If last years events are any indication, Pinot Palooza Brisbane will be a full house. Pinot Palooza Brisbane: Sunday 11th October, 1pm till 6pm Venue: Light Space: 30 Light Street, Fortitude Valley Tickets: $60, includes take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ Pinot Noir glass NoosaStyleLiving



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contemporary beach house living...



Constructed to an exacting standard and blessed with one of the finest sea view positions in Noosa, Eyrie at Sunrise Beach lifts the bar on contemporar y beach house living, then raises it just that bit more.


ather than bow to its g r a n d position, this striking concrete, timber, steel and glass masterpiece was born from the owner’s purchase of a sizeable ocean view block and desire to build something befitting its grandstand position in the landscape. Far from humble and totally intoxicating, this sensational coastal residence is built on a scale that tugs gently at the heart and engages your imagination on a sea view journey of discovery. Revealing little of its rugged beauty to the ridge top avenue bar the Eyrie nameplate alongside an intercom security gate, elongated trunks of coconut palm lift from an open courtyard, coastal Pandanus line a privacy wall and an automatic door lifts to a street level double garage. Slabs of smooth concrete take wide steps to a wonderful glass framed main entry, the stencilled pattern of corten steel panels catch light and shade along a facing wall and oversized sash windows invite an ocean view through a hallway connection of two distinct wings. This wide hallway approach distances an office with north eastern solid wall

terrace and a secluded stairwell to the private realm of a poolside main bedroom. Design and romance have triumphed in a residence that challenges and rewards, while a sculpted stand alone bath and a ceiling hung mini fireplace act more like workable art. Massive timber beams rise alongside the entry, ceilings lift to the sky and a wall of three metre high



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frameless glass pivoting doors link wondrously large living domains. Anchored by a superb island bench kitchen and ably driven by twin Ilve stainless ovens, gas burners, teppanyaki grill and deep fry, sensor touch cabinets and a hub of house connection catering to languid summer lunches, or fireside by the eco fireplace on gusty winter days. The stepped design is linked to the poolside decks and pandanus rising from salt washed poolside decks. A separate building houses two peaceful bedrooms and a central Japanese styled bathroom. This extraordinary coastal home captures the flavour and excitement of a romantic seaside resort. Features: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms,909 square metre allotment, panoramic ocean and valley views, exceptional fit out, steam/shower room, plunge and lap pool, mosaic tile waterwall, eco fireplace, outdoor shower, powder room, storage, outdoor barbecue/wet bar, 3 metre high pivot doors, office, short walk to dog friendly beach.

Available for sale at $2.95m Property Type: House Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garage 2 Located at: 32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise Beach Price: Contact Nic Hunter Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 E: web id: 2180 For inspection contact: Nic Hunter 0421 785 512

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Confetti Hand-tufted Rug This Confetti Designer Rug truly is spot on; and that may or may not have to do with the design being an actual splattering of polka dots, which do give the rug its dimension and volume, resulting in a smooth surface and distinct finish as well as a touch that is anything but rough as they scatter across the rug, creating movement that varies depending on which way the light happens to carry. This is spot on and then some. RRP $990.00 (1.5m diameter rug) Made from 100% New Zealand wool and Silk viscose and suitable for residential and commercial use. Standard sizes included 1.2m; 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.0m , 2.5m, 3.0m. Custom sizes and colours available on request.

Improve energy efficiency in your home this season... Whether you’ve been in your home for 20 years or just moved in two months ago, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency.


he good news is that going eco-friendly can also be pocket-friendly. There are lots of little things you can do to reduce your household’s energy consumption for big savings over time. Insulate windows against the weather by installing heavy drapes with a pelmet or properly fittings blinds or shutters; or, if you’re not keen to refurbish every window, opt for a small-scale fix. Take a look at which windows receive the hot afternoon sun in summer and screen just those with heavy drapes and blinds. You could even plant a tree or position a large pot

A Non-traditional Man's Cave The ‘man cave’ has become a highly coveted room in recent years, with many men wanting their own area of the home where they can watch TV, tinker with tools and play video games. ntil now, traditional man caves have been confined to the garage or other discreet areas of the home, usually in an effort to hide a distinct lack of styling or, even worse, a monstrous mess looming behind closed doors. But now, the messy man cave is a thing of the past. With the rise and popularity of home makeover shows, men are becoming increasingly interested in how to furnish and decorate their homes. They want to have their piece of the home showcasing their own individuality. Gone are the days of grungy bean bags and garage set-ups of old. Today’s man caves are more like retreats within the home, where guys can unwind after a hard day at work, or hang out on a Saturday night without disturbing the sleeping kids; and when it comes to styling, leather and timber is one of the most classic combinations. A comfortable leather couch in a masculine tone like brown, navy or tan is a must-have for any man cave. Not only does it looks stylish, but leather is


plant out the front to provide extra shade. The next step is to ensure your home is draughtproof. A draughty house will leech warmth in winter and bring dust and hot air inside in summer. A good trick is to simply wait for a windy day and then stop up any draughty doors or windows with a door stopper, sealant or heavier curtains. Changing the lights to energy efficient globes is another big saver when it comes to household energy efficiency. It’s also worthwhile to use lamps instead of downlights in certain areas. For instance, when reading or watching TV, use a floor or table lamp instead of turning on the ceiling lights. By introducing some of these clever and quick tricks into your home, you can help to cut down on energy consumption and reduce your power bills in the long run. Wait for a full load before using the washing machine, take phones and electronics off the charger once fully charged - and turn off large appliances at the power source instead of leaving them on standby. Your home will be running more eco-friendly in no time! * Water saving tapware and lamps are great ways to create an energy efficient home.

extremely durable and easy to clean. When it comes to furniture, a dry bar can work really well. A high timber bench with a couple of stools is both stylish and functional, and you can even add a small bar fridge if you have space. A larger piece of furniture such as a drinks cabinet can also double as a decorative space where you can really inject a sense of personality – think framed retro posters of your favourite bands, framed photographs, trophies and all your memorabilia. Even furniture can be custom-made to reflect your individual style. If you’re into cars, you could incorporate car parts or metal into furnishings to create an industrial look. Or, if you love the outdoors, you might use natural wood to make your own occasional furniture, or hang your old surfboard on the wall. You can make the room as individual as you like. A great rug and some artwork will tie the key pieces together and, of course, a great TV and tech set-up is essential for any modern man. For more ideas visit:






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Yes!!! The shop with sand on the floor Noosa’s Best Kept Secret A unique range of gifts and homewares... Available from Très Noosa Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction

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Colour your Spring… The launch of the new AGA City60 means that everyone - wherever they live and whatever kitchen space they have available, will be able to find an AGA that fits perfectly. The new City60 is everything you would expect from an AGA - but wrapped up in a smaller, more city-friendly package. Just 60cm wide, the same size as a slot-in cooker, it's perfect for compact spaces. The new AGA comes in tow design styles, one sleek and contemporary the other traditional. And, just like the other iconic cookers, it's made from cast iron and employs radiant heat cooking technology, meaning food tastes so much better as all the goodness and moisture is locked in. There are two ovens, offering roasting, baking and simmering functions and a hotplate, which enables you to boil. Plus, with programmability on the roasting/baking oven there's no need to wait for the cooker to heap up. Available in a multitude of gorgeous colours $11,500.00 For more information and stockists visit:



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Lorraine Kenway owner of the popular Noosaville boutique Noosa Classy Lady has opened an exciting new boutique to complement her existing one, and now has the added space to showcase even more fabulous swimwear and resor t wear, as well as introducing an eclectic mix of beach living furnishings and homewares into the mix. The new boutique called Classy Lady on Gibson offers clients the oppor tunity to have their home or holiday apar tment reflect the true Noosa style that we all love so much. Classy Lady on Gibson - 2/11 Gibson Road Noosaville

Right: Homewares, Leather bags, Linen, Textiles and more... Available from MILO & MIKA 2 Hastings St. Noosa Heads

Designer looks The Toledo Wall Unit Our best seller, the Toledo Wall Unit, not only comes in 3 ranges on heights (2m, 2.4m & 2.6m) it now comes in a new finish – Walnut. By adding the Walnut coloured wall unit in your home, your able to create a warmth by bringing the outside in. Choose from a range of glass doors, and customise the look of your very own wall and TV unit. Available from Design Initial Furniture Maroochydore Homemaker Centre

Exclusive original printed cushions & new designer & recycled furniture - Vintage Beach Shack Noosaville

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How to add a whole new dimension to your little person's room this Spring…

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Handcrafted gifts and trendy latest looks in accessories, gifts and decor items capturing the essence of living on the Sunshine Coast.... Available from Finders Keepers Peregian Beach




ou can work your magic on your child's room this season by adding a bright new rug or imaginative lighting - some colourful toys and a new outfit for their favourite doll or teddy bear. Place some bright cushions around the room on their beds or on the floor for little playtime naps… you don't have to spend a fortune to add a little Spring brightness into their world.

White Rooms Decorating with style, pattern and colour By: Karen McCartney with David Harrison Penguin Random House RRP $59.99 Who knew there were so many shades of white? 'White has been used for generations and in many cultures to symbolise honesty, purity, perfection and spirituality.' Karen and David show us just how important and significant a colour whit is…and how patterned pastels, bold artworks, antiques, sculptures, designer pieces and found objects all work stylistically within the context of white. Finally, a comprehensive guide to using white in the home. From the architectdesigned to the appealingly rustic - this book showcases white in all its multitude of shades, combinations and possibilities.


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Nueva Raya Pink Circulo Art Hide's popular Nueva Raya design evolves into a circular shape. Super cute for children's rooms or as a feature rug. Sizes start at 1 metre diameter up to 2.5m, in standard sizes. The rug features natural Argentinian hide paired with custom colours. RRP $525.00 For stockist visit : Heart + Cloud Light Lifestyle These adorable Heart and Cloud Marquee Lights by Urban Nest Designs, will add a whole new dimension of wonder into your child's room. RRP $219.95 For stockists visit:

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Art & Photo galleries Throughout Spring LATEST ORIGINAL ARTWORKS: An extensive exhibition of various artists’ stunning works is open daily at Hearts and Minds Art’s Gallery at Noosa Marina, Tewantin. From Di Kelly’s watercolours to Maree Welman’s mixed finishes; from Barry Goodwin’s photography to Ian Gunn’s acrylics. A beautiful, relaxing space overlooking the Noosa River, this Gallery is like no other on the Sunshine Coast. Teagan Watts’s incredible watercolour and fineliner works on canvas at Hearts and Minds Art Gallery - Noosa Marina

Noosa Regional Gallery Exhibitions Interpretations of Place


Interpretations of Place explores five natural Noosa features through the eyes of painters, photographer and poets. Featuring works by Rose Barry, Jan Bentley, Wendy Epp, Rick Sherwin, Grayam Bickley, Celia Epslin, and Sheila Mason. Now showing until Sunday 18 October, 2015



Floating Land: Reflect & Re-Imagine Noosa Regional Gallery presents a seven-week retrospective exhibition showcasing works and iconic imagery from previous Floating Land events. It includes an immersive sound installation, “Floating Land: Cogitation” created by Dr Leah Barclay and James Muller, highlighting each iteration since its conception in 2001. Complementary to the exhibition will be an installation of outcomes from the 2014 Noosa Biosphere Art Prize, Artist-in-Schools residency. WIRA is an interactive sound installation that reimagines the Noosa River and can be experienced by

walking along the river with a smart phone and listening to content that is geotagged from Noosa Regional Gallery to the river mouth. As you walk along the river bank, the sounds of the Noosa River system are layered with sonic art, stories and soundscapes from Floating Land over the last ten years. Thursday 22 October – Sunday 6 December, 2015

Pas de Deux - Susan Bowers and Fiona Dempster We should make a book together for “World Book Day” was the catalyst for a successful collaboration between artists Susan Bowers and Fiona Dempster which became a journey of professional self-discovery. Pas de Deux celebrates the beauty of this collaborative and diverse body of work. This exhibition is a gift for fans of the artists' book. Friday 23 October, 6pm

interpretation of the artist book is both fascinating and awe inspiring. Opening: Friday 23 October, 6pm

Notions of an Ordinary Yarn - Anne Harris Using the idea of process based art, Anne Harris takes materials from the natural environment, hoarded treasures and knowledge of days gone by, to connect to community and place. It takes the places and people in everyday life and records them, raising and acknowledging the status of ordinary. Friday 23 October, 6pm

Open and Closed - Ken Munsie Chambers hidden behind closed doors which, when opened, reveal mysterious and complicated stories reflecting my fascination with life, death and rebirth and my interest in the traces of past existences. Ken Munsie's

Image: Notions of an Ordinary Yarn, Anne Harris. Image: Christine Hall

Experience Art… Exhibitions – Gallery Shop - Events

Noosa Regional Gallery


oosa Regional Gallery located riverfront adjacent to the Noosa Marina Tewantin has some exceptional Exhibitions on show. The diversity is interesting with a strong regional focus through the lens of a collaboration of local artists, writers, poets and a photographer and their interpretations of the local iconic Noosa biosphere and an exhibition of fascinating and unique artists books incorporating materials from the natural environment and found objects. Concurrently for some of this period, the biennial ‘Floating Land’ event has returned with a retrospective exhibition, an audio-visual immersive installation and a soundscape geotagged from the Gallery to the river mouth you can listen to on your smart phone. Recently Noosa Regional Gallery has also hosted significant touring exhibitions including the QAGOMA Indo-Pop exhibition and the Ah Xian: Metaphysica. It is said “Behind every great exhibition is a great curator”. But what do they actually do? Noosa Style spoke to Nina Shadforth, Director at the Noosa Regional Gallery and asked her what really happens behind the scenes? “Most who work in galleries have a skill set that is artistic or is a ‘creative’ as I prefer to call it”, replied Nina. “Understanding art-making and the processes involved helps immensely, because artists, like any profession, possess a specialised vocabulary.” Nina further explained that the curator needs to be able to translate to a diverse audience what an artist is wanting to communicate. And how does she do that? “Putting on an exhibition can be much like a wedding event” said Nina, “though we do it every six weeks and hopefully a wedding is only once” laughed Nina. Expanding on this wedding analogy Nina stressed the importance

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Nina Shadforth, Director at the Noosa Regional Gallery of the planning stating “curating touring exhibitions require the longest lead time particularly when accessing artworks to loan from other collections.” When queried as to how contemporary art practice reflecting rapidly evolving media has impacted on curating, Nina reflected how it has been interesting to see digital arts practice evolving and making its way in to the artspace as the ‘now normal’ in terms of what constitutes an exhibition. “I remember seeing two works in a regional gallery some 12 years ago and recall asking myself ‘If this is this in an art gallery, how is it ‘art’. What was the curator seeing that I was missing?’ I really enjoyed seeing something digital and something completely new that pushed the boundaries of contemporary art. “ Nina noted that curators need to stay techno-savvy and to learn from artists’ technoworks which might be used as effective display mechanisms citing as an example the blockbuster Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV and its projections on the mannequins. “The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition would have to be my favourite for 2015 not only because I love fashion but also because of its innovative methods of display and use of new media throughout - not necessarily as an artwork but as a tool for displaying the works.” At the local level, Nina stated her best and most memorable exhibitions, in addition to working with the local and emerging artists, have been the ones where I have worked with private collectors. “Because at the onset you share some common ground and that’s the passion for art and equally the passion to share it with an audience.” Share the passion at the Noosa Regional Gallery, riverside Pelican Street, Tewantin. 07 5329 6145 E: Open: Tues to Fri, 10am – 4pm, Sat & Sun, 10am – 3pm. Closed: Mondays, public holidays & during exhibition changeovers

Visit The Gallery Shop at Noosa Regional Gallery for unique locally designed and made products, sourced from artisans in the Noosa Region. Local art, homewares, wearable art and jewellery, as well as books and gift cards, the Gallery Shop stocks products that are one-offs and are of high quality at affordable prices.

Pelican Street (riverside) TEWANTIN QLD 4565 T: 07 5329 6145 E: OPEN - Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 3pm CLOSED: Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition changeovers




NS PROFILING BLACKMAN’S Time in the Queensland Sun explored at Qld Art Gallery... Brisbane’s influence on the art of Charles Blackman, one of Australia’s most important artists, will be explored in a new exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. ‘Lure of the Sun: Charles Blackman in Queensland’ features over 50 paintings and works on paper drawn from more than 12 private and State collections, and explores the connections and friendships Blackman made while living in Queensland.


ueensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines, CNZM, said ‘Lure of the Sun’, presented as part of the Glencore Queensland Artists’ Gallery program, tells a fascinating story about the development of one of the country’s foremost artists. ‘When the Sydney-born Blackman first ventured across the border into Queensland in the late 1940s he was welcomed by several notable friends and

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creative locals, including artist Laurence Hope and future wife Barbara Patterson,’ Mr Saines said. ‘These friendships and connections had a lasting influence on Blackman’s creative oeuvre and his practice from this period.’ Brisbane-inspired works from Blackman’s famous ‘Schoolgirl’, ‘Faces and flowers’ and ‘Alice’ series form a significant part of ‘Lure of the Sun’ and will be on display alongside works by fellow Australian artists Laurence Hope, Laurence Collinson and Jon Molvig. Michael Hawker, the Gallery’s Associate Curator of Australian Art, said the artist had maintained a significant connection with Queensland since his first visit and Brisbane remained an important influence later in his career. While in Queensland, Blackman became acquainted with the early works of Sidney Nolan whose formative influence on the young artist can be seen in works such as the 1952 painting from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, City Lights.’ said Mr Hawker. ‘The work that most honours the friendships that the self-taught Blackman forged in Brisbane is The family 1955, a painting of Judith Wright, Jack McKinney and their daughter Meredith which recalls a winter’s day picnic at Cedar Creek near Mount Tamborine.’ To mark the opening of the exhibition, exhibition curator Michael Hawker will be joined by one of the subjects of The family, Meredith McKinney, to discuss Brisbane’s literary and art circles of the 1950-60s. This special event takes place in the QAG Lecture Theatre at 1.00pm on Saturday 7 November.

Artworks on display at David Hart Galleries 30 Hastings St Noosa Heads Tel: 07 5641 1301 /



JULIA CARTER Art for life

‘Lure of the Sun: Charles Blackman in Queensland' is a free exhibition showing in the Glencore Queensland Artist’s Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery from 7 November 2015 to 31 January 2016

Exhibition success.. Celebrated Sunshine Coast artist, Julia Carter’s artistic talent blends elements of nature through textures, symbols and colour. Julia’s work is highly

sought-after by art collectors, and is represented in art circles in Italy, London and Asia, as well as Australia’s leading galleries.


ulia finds very little in the way of free time these days, with an ever-increasing number of private commissions drawing on every moment of the day and night. So, it was no wonder that the recent Solo Exhibition to celebrate Spring and the Joy of Life, at her Studio Gallery in Noosaville was a huge success. Invitees and special guests clinked glasses and nibbled on tasty morsels as they wandered around the two-level gallery taking in the new works, and toasting Julia's ongoing success on the international art scene. Sales on the night were impressive but we wouldn't have expected anything less! For your opportunity to see all Julia Carter’s latest works be sure to visit her exhibition. The exhibition is open from 19th September - 3rd October. Other viewings by appointment. Julia Carter Studio Gallery 6/33 Gateway Drive Noosaville

Joy of Life Exhibition Julia Carter Studio Gallery 6/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville Saturday 19 Sep - 3 Oct 2015 Show Open Mon-Sat 10.30-4pm For further opening times Call 0414 638 096 NoosaStyleLiving



Tantalising Tasmania… the devil is in the details

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A couple of days before the start of Spring, we jetted into Hobart in Tasmania, a fascinating city set around the broad reach of the River Derwent and its estuary. A compact city where walking is a must, if you want to fully experience the tantalising historic streetscapes, restaurants, cafés and bars that dot the streets, along with a plethora of art galleries and design studios - all taking full advantage of the allure of water views and the constant movement of ships, ferries and watercraft.


e had hired an all-wheel drive car to make our way around Tasmania looking for sensational wines and fresh regional cuisine. And, we wanted to stay in heritage accommodation where possible, to really experience the Tasmania of our dreams. We chose Cleburne Homestead as our base for the three days we had in Hobart, just 15 minutes from the city heart. This National Estate and National Trust listed property features three unique sandstone B&B cottages and a main house all enveloped in a trueto-history country courtyard, where Peacocks roam with chickens and roosters, and Alpacas graze on the homestead's four acres. The highlight of our stay here had to be the included breakfast, taken each morning in the main house by a roaring fire. Each morning our hosts David and Penelope would prepare a stunning banquet for just the two of us. Fresh coffee, home baked breads, Italian 'french toast', charcuterie, cheeses, croissants, Penelope's own recipe muesli and yoghurt, juice…no wonder I put on weight! The weather was crisp (perhaps really cold!) but no one could ever say that Tasmania isn't worth packing an extra jumper for; and we'll even forgive the parking inspector for the ticket he stuck on our car while we were checking out the fresh seafood at Constitution Dock on our first day.

I had a 'must do' list for Tasmania…must eat lots of oysters (tick), must drink lots of fabulous wine (tick), must find lots of delicious local produce (tick), must try a scallop pie (tick) and must have a fresh crayfish (dong). We chose the wrong time for crayfish, although we did get to meet a local fisherman and SEE his catch. We were fortunate enough to strike Hobart when the skies were beautiful blue, and took the opportunity to drive up to Mt Wellington, which sits majestically above the city. I smiled as we passed houses trimmed with fluffy white, some with lots of snow covering their trees, eaves and cars and some totally devoid of any snow. A cosmic joke no doubt. We continued up the winding road astounded by the beauty of nature, stopping to take photos to send home to Queensland where it was a balmy 29 degrees. As we reached the peak (over 1270 metres) we were rewarded with a view over the whole city and the chance to be among the clouds. A tourist and photographer's dream day. 8. The Salamanca Markets at Salamanca has been running every Saturday since 1972 are an institution in Hobart. The street is lined with vendors as far as the eye can see, all offering local produce, crafts, clothing and an endless array of edible goodies to create panic for your decision making mechanism. The area offers


PHOTOS 1. Port Arthur 2. Constitution Wharf 3. Port Arthur 4 & 5 Cleburne Homestead 6. Stefano Lubiana Wines 7. Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed 8. The Salamanca Markets 9. Richmond Bridge 10. Mt Wellington



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8. visitors a mind expanding selection of design studios and galleries mainly housed inn heritage warehouses, and a plethora of restaurants, cafés and bars to amply satiate your appetite. Afterwards we drove up to the historically beautiful Battery Point, where narrow streets are lined with quaint houses and cute eateries, and every frontyard seems to house an obligatory rose bush and Magnolia tree in full bloom. Originally settled in the early 1800s by those who worked at or for the wharves, the area proliferated with both dockworkers modest housing and merchant class mansions. Still true to the era this is a true step back in time. We had been told by so many people that we couldn't leave Hobart without visiting the MONA Gallery ( Museum of Old and New Art) on Peppermint Bay. The gallery is an engineering masterpiece that rivals the tombs of Egypt - a marvel to the expertise mankind and a vision shared by its owner and creator David Walsh. We also took a drive out on a wet, windy and freezing day to visit the eerily beautiful and depressing Port Arthur, a place of history both old and new…where old convict ruins still stand to this day and beckon visitors to explore and relive Australia's past. I couldn't leave Tasmania without trying a 'famous' Scallop Pie and


luckily it had just been added to the menu at Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed (what a concept!). Plump lusciously sweet Tasmanian scallops and fresh herbs swimming in a creamy sauce and enveloped in light fluffy pastry. Definitely need to go back again! It's not surprising that Hobart has previously been rated on of the world's top 10 cities by Lonely Planet. Tasmania has so much to offer visitors. Be sure to read our next instalment in the Summer issue…Launceston and surrounds. Our must visits: Cleburne Homestead Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed: Getting there: Brisbane to Hobart direct flight about 21/2 hours. Words: Kaylene Murray Photos: Kaylene & Tom Murray





City Escapes... Hotel Jen Brisbane is buzzing... We have found the per fect location for a city break, within easy walk ing distance of the city's shopping mecca Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City Hall and bustling city business district, as well as the beautiful Roma Street Park lands that sit just outside the back door so to speak.


e wanted to use the four-star Hotel Jen as our base for a weekend of exploring Brisbane City and the cultural precinct at South Bank across the river. The hotel is part of the Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts group; and is a hotel for a new 'Jen'eration of tech savvy travellers. From the moment you enter via the 'graffiti' inspired mural at the entrance - this hotel oozes modernity, with its Jen's Lounge where guests can mingle prior to registering at reception, and where the friendly staff will organise all your needs and set you on your path of discovery without any complications. Whether you are a business traveller who wants to the opportunity to take family along for the trip; or someone looking for a perfect location to use as a base for your holidays, or work requirements Jen is perfect. With their 'interactive' hotel framework - (Hi Traveller - I'm Jen) that is available with their personal apps - you can coordinate all you needs with the touch of a button. With 191 air-conditioned rooms (Deluxe or Executive, and twinshare is available) on offer you'll always find the right one for you. All rooms are decorated in a modern urban style, with soft colours

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that add a serenity to the feel of the rooms. Plump, pillow top beds, LCD TVs, full business connections, tea making facilities and even a coffee machine. No wonder guests rave about the 'homey' feel the hotel oozes. The Jen may be high tech - but they also understand 21st century biodiversity and sustainability. On the 6th level is the Sky Garden, where they have created an organic vegetable garden producing most of the vegetables, salad leaves and herbs for the kitchens, as well as over 60,000 busy bees living happily on the rooftop in their own personal hives, and providing glistening, golden honey to be used by the chefs in their dishes, and the bar staff in the creation of their delectable cocktails. To test out these 'roof garden to plate' goodies you only need to visit Level Two, where you'll find Nest Restaurant Eat- DrinkLounge… the perfect spot for a quiet cocktail or three, and where the bar staff are keen to show off their mixology skills prior or post dinner. My personal 'honey' cocktail favourites were the Honey Collins; Kraken spiced rum Mojito and Nest in the City an uber smart Cosmo.

Norfolk Island is regarded as a wonderful place to holiday with family and friends, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a golfing excursion, or just escape from the world. It's the overseas holiday that you can have without going too far!

ith its laid-back lifestyle, visitor friendly accommodation which often includes a car! - Norfolk Island is a destination for those who love to take photographs. It is one of the most visually impressive destinations that you could hope for…rough vistas, rocky outcrops, ocean views that go on forever, historical sites - and most importantly cows that wander willy nilly around the quiet island streets, stand on street corners and even use the school crossing. I just loved that aspect the most. For the history lesson - In 1789 Norfolk Island was the food bowl of the British colony of New South



Wales; its rich volcanic soil produced flourishing cereal crops, fruit and vegetables and its grass- fattened cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, while the aged soil and dense scrub of Port Jackson yielded little. Norfolk Island’s relationship with good food production has continued unabated since the 18th century - and being just 5km by 8km in size, it is a fresh food fanatic’s dream. Paddock to plate and strictly seasonal produce are not just trends here, they are a way of life, with fruit and vegetables grown on the island and picked daily for inclusion on menus and tables all over the island. Visitors marvel at the choice of over 30 different eateries catering for every meal and price range; from take away local fish and chips to up-market dining, there are cafes, bistros and restaurants dotted all over the island. Norfolk Islanders love their ‘sweet wettels’ the local language expression for ‘good food’. There is an eclectic mix of food inspired tour experiences available that allow visitors to literally jump the fences and take a peek into real island living. These include some great taste sensations – boutique cheeses, liqueurs, coffee, honey, chocolates, bacon and

Cocktails in Nest restaurant & Bar. Try the cakes at Le Bon Choix Edward Street or High Tea at Keri Craig Brisbane Arcade

Nest offers an a la carte menu featuring an enticing array of Asian/Australian fusion dishes, so that every diner will find the perfect dish for them. Be sure to try the small dish menu before your mains, loved the satays and spiced nuts. For mains we chose a ???? and Hot Seafood Platter. All the meals are very generous in size, but be sure to save space for the dessert menu which included the Honey Créme Brulée which was delicious. The restaurant overlooks the Red Lantern tree in Gallipoli Park below, a 100 year-old Fig tree carrying 200 red lanterns that glow brightly adding a romantic feel to the night. On our stay we visited the QOMA to view the latest photographic exhibition and walked around the Qld Museum and Art Gallery for our fix of culture; and then next day joined a fabulous walking High Tea Tour of Brisbane City with Foodi, a 3 hour, fun way to indulge your passion for tantalising goodies, learn a little more about Brisbane's gourmet secrets, while 'possibly' walking off the effects they may have on your hips!

Guests meet in the Mall and then venture to four perfect locations, where you will indulge in an element of a formal high tea; chocolate, tea, petite sandwiches, French pastries and the all-important freshly baked scone with jam and whipped cream, and even a glass of bubbles with fresh honeycomb. Can't wait for our next trip to Brisbane. Hotel Jen Brisbane: 159 Roma St., Brisbane Nest Restaurant: Daily Breakfast 6.30am-10.30am/A La Carte Mon-Fri 12pm-9.30pm/Sat 2pm-9.30pm/Brunch Sat & Sun 11.30am - 2pm Nest Bar: Mon-Sat 10am till late Sun 10am-2pm (coffee, cakes, snacks, cocktails etc) Ph: 07 3238 2204 Words: Kaylene Murray Photos: Tom Murray

produce straight from the soil, bush or tree. A great way to sample the full spectrum of Norfolk Island’s fresh food flavours, is the Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival in late Spring. Straddling Norfolk’s unique Thanksgiving Day celebrations (Norfolk Island is one of the few places outside the U.S. A. to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, a legacy left behind by American whalers who were based on the island in the 1960s), Taste Norfolk Island runs from 23-27 November, 2015, and includes some exciting events including The Convict Settlement Feast, a formal evening at a spectacular location with awesome local food and entertainment; The Four Chefs Dinner; The Hilli Goat Farm Tour at The Norfolk Whey; and a Festival Event in the 'Old Gaol' in the World Heritage Listed Kavha site where there will be stalls and food galore. Travel packages for the festival include 7 nights accommodation, airfares with Air New Zealand, car hire, tours, festival events, dinners etc For full details visit Cost twin share: $2079 ex Sydney (23-30 Nov); $2039 exBrisbane (21-28 Nov). For more information visit For further information on the Food festival visit NoosaStyleLiving


The Tea Planter's Wife By: Dinah Jefferies Viking RRP $32.99 From the author of The Separation, this new and poignant novel offers readers a gripping story set in the simmering tension of 1920s Ceylon to the promise of New York City. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation and determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon - and marriage - is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous, and mysterious clues to her husband's past all add to her fear and impending sense of disaster.

Skin Deep By: Gary Kemble Published by: Echo Publishing RRP $32.95 When a washed-up journalist, Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. When more tattoos appear accompanied by visions of wartorn Afghanistan, bikes, boat people, murder, bar fights and a mysterious woman, he begins to dig a little deeper. harry's search leads him to Jess McGrath…she's successful and married but they are drawn to each other, even though they have nothing in common but unwanted tattoos and high definition nightmares. Together, they edge closer to unearthing the truth behind the sinister disappearance of an SAS hero and his girlfriend Kyla. Australian writer, Gary Kemble delivers edge-of-theseat thrills.

Five tricks to staying healthy when travelling…

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There is no doubt that Australians love to travel. Last year alone Australians went on over nine million international holidays. For many of us though, a holiday unfortunately means unwanted weight gain, with the average Australian gaining around 1.5kg every time they travel. According to Sheila Zhou, expert Scientist at USANA, “Often when people go on holidays they throw their healthy lifestyle out the window, bingeing on excessive amounts of calories and alcohol, and doing very little exercise. Even if you only do this a few times a year, it all adds up! Luckily there are simple ways to maintain your health while on holidays, without giving up too many of your favourite travelling treats.” Her expert tips for staying healthy while travelling are: 1. SWAP your shoes. It’s impossible to fully appreciate new places from the backseat of a taxi, so swap your dress shoes for sneakers and explore on foot instead. Simply by making the switch you are burning hundreds more calories, plus you get a better view from up close and personal – a win win! 2. PACK light. Nobody wants to be carrying around excess baggage while they’re travelling, so often people opt for unhealthy snacks like chocolate bars and chips because they perceive them to be compact and convenient. Swapping these calorie laden snacks for nutritious options means you can still enjoy a healthy snack without the hassle. 3.

NAP away. Between jetlag and jam-packed days it’s easy to wear yourself out when you’re travelling. Rather than cramming dozens of activities into each day, where possible try to factor in a nap – especially in the first few days of arriving at your destination. This down-time will allow your body to recuperate faster, and let you get the most out of your holiday. 4. DON'T forget your vitamins. The last thing you want while you’re travelling is to get sick. By taking vitamins, such as Probiotic capsules, before and during your travels, means you’ll keep your immune system functioning at its best and avoid getting any pesky illnesses that could ruin your trip. 5. STAND up. At the end of the day you’re on holidays, and you’ll likely want to have at least one blow-out when it comes to eating and drinking. But even just by standing up at a bar or cafe you are burning nine times more calories, plus sitting for long periods of time has been found to be as bad for your health as smoking, so standing means you’re not only burning calories, you’re helping your heart too. To view the full range of USANA Health Sciences nutritional, weight management and personal care products visit NoosaStyleLiving







Noosa Arts Theatre

whats on... THE AUDIENCE Three 2015 Tony Award® nominations including Best Leading Actress in a Play (Helen Mirren) Winner of two 2013 Olivier Awards including Best Actress (Helen Mirren) Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award®-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in encore screenings of the original West End hit production of THE AUDIENCE, captured live in London in 2013, and featuring an exclusive new Q&A with key members of the cast and creative team. For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Sunday 27th September at 6.30pm and Monday 28th Sept at 10.00am

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVER’S Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. Starring Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me). Sunday 25th October at 6.30pm and Monday 26th October at 10.00am

Come on a journey of wonderment and illusion as Melony Brests faces her toughest mission yet in 25 years of performing—to bring glamour to the Labour Day longweekend! With the help of her Angels, four work-a-day men transformed into glamorous showgirls and two dancing boys, melding together to become ‘Mel's Angels’, they tackle this enormous task. In true drag queen style, experience many eras of song and dance with a modern twist. Miss Melony and her Angels take you on a quantum leap through time with an explosion of colour, choreography and costumes to die for. This is an over-the-top extravaganza, where fantasy mixes with reality, and showgirl production numbers meet classic comedy antics. You'll be gasping with delight before bursting into fits of laughter. It takes glitter, glamour and guts to be a Mel’s Angel. If you have ever seen Melony Brests in her Drag Bingo Charity Fundraising Shows or in Jerry's Girls last year, then you know you'll want to see this! Three performances only. Evenings: October 2 and 3 at 7:30pm Matinee: October 4 at 5pm


HAMLET Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will screen this eagerly awaited production captured live in Australian cinemas. Sunday 8th November at 6.30pm and Monday 9th November at 10.00am

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.


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Sunday 11th October at 6.30pm and Monday 12th October at 10.00am



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The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist is at the centre of this musical celebration and tribute to composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Side by Side by Sondheim features a dazzling array of some of Sondheim's bestknown songs from landmark shows that revolutionised the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity: COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE and PACIFIC OVERTURES; not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers: WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY and DO I HEAR A WALTZ? This is a ‘must see’ production celebrating the music and lyrics of one of the world’s greatest composer-lyricists. Director: Ian Mackellar -Musical Director: Simon Russell-Baker - Cut-price previews November18, 19, all tickets $27 November 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm Matinees November 22 and 29 at 2pm

Once Were Leaders Max is back to send up the hacks‌ A stalwart of political satire and funny-man, Max Gillies AM brings his new show Once Were Leaders to QPAC this November.


ell-known for his popular 1980s ABC TV shows, The Gillies Report and Gillies Republic, Max Gillies has been a keen observer of the political combat zone for half a century. His fascination with the ups and downs of political leadership has seen him parody everyone from Hawke to Thatcher and many more. Once upon a time Max used to apply makeup, wigs and prosthetic enhancements in order to disguise himself. He doesn't have those bits and pieces anymore. But he has accumulated a rich collection of caricatures. Once Were Leaders sees Max share his memories of a life spent on the fringes of power; mining the archive for his favourite gamechanging speeches and recreating all the political characters - this time as just himself standing at a lectern, in a wonderful evening of reminiscing, satire and response to audience questions. Venue: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC Brisbane Dates: 16-18 November Tickets: Ph: 136246 or visit

The Odd Couple

Suddenly single after his wife throws him out on the street, despairing journalist Felix reluctantly accepts the hospitality of his buddy Oscar, a sports writer and grade-A slob.

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scar's sprawling apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side would once have been palatial - but after his own recent divorce, he lives on the midst of an ever-growing midden of domestic detritus. A big spender, a problem gambler, a hedonist, a boozer and a rake - he's everything the neurotically neat and fastidious Felix is not. They're the best of pals, but living together is proving a bit of a stretch. A classic comedy from Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Award-winning American playwright and screenwriter, Neil Simon. Jason Klarwein and Tama Matheson play the housemates from hell, as director Wesley Enoch recreates the magic and chaos of the beloved 1968 film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Venue: Playhouse, QPAC Brisbane - Date: 17th Oct - 8th November Bookings:

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A Phantom meeting...

Palazzo Versace’s two bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms

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Palazzo Versace celebrates 15 years with two Bespoke Rolls-Royce Palazzo Versace Phantoms…




f the luxurious 6star Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast in Queensland wasn't already a major draw for international and Australasian tourists, their newest additions will definitely be putting an even more 'luxurious' edge to the tourist market. Celebrating their 15th Birthday with a stellar birthday party bash, with songstress Rhonda Birchmore and Qld Opera stars entertaining guests, as the champagne corks whispered and the luscious food circled the room and Vanitas Restaurant beckoned with an enticing array of culinary delights. As a special 'present' to the hotel, General Manager Subash Basrur welcomed the arrival of two bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom motor cars, conceived to enrich its guests’ experience and made exclusively for the world’s first fully fashionbranded hotel. Global ultra-high net worth travellers who strive for the definitive experience in luxury hospitality will be enthralled by the plush sanctuary and sumptuous comfort embodied in the Rolls-Royce Phantom, specially designed to reflect the opulent surrounds of the Palazzo Versace Hotel. In creating the motor cars, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Team worked hand-in-

hand with Palazzo Versace Gold Coast to personalise 'The Best Cars in the World' for this destination of the rich and famous. “A Rolls-Royce Phantom is an embodiment of luxurious elegance, beauty and opulence, hallmarks of the Palazzo Versace. We want to offer our guests an experience beyond expectations to ensure their stay with us is a memorable one,” said Subash Basrur. Versace’s dedication to beauty and luxury inspired the regal Diamond Black exterior of the motor cars, which are highlighted with distinctive hand-painted coach lines featuring the world-famous Medusa head of the Palazzo Versace Hotel. Step through the coach-doors and one is instantly enveloped by the softest leather in a warm shade of Moccasin. The logo is also featured on all four headrests, embroidered in contrast Black satin stitching, in addition to a Gold inlay on the front passenger fascia, set against a Walnut Burr wood veneer. Rear sheer curtains provide an added level of privacy, producing a cosseting haven in which to travel, no matter the journey, in absolute comfort. Adding the final touch in creating the ultimate luxurious interior ambiance is the stunning Starlight Headliner - 1,340 fibre optic lamps hand-woven into the Moccasin leather roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky. “Embracing technology and blending it with the traditional skills of master craftsmen and women allows us to create exceptional motor cars with a personality of their own. The Palazzo Versace Phantoms express the exuberance of the Versace philosophy and offer an exclusive opportunity, a sanctuary for indulgent escape, business or leisure for guests of Palazzo Versace Gold Coast,” explained Lars Klawitter, General Manager, Bespoke, RollsRoyce Motor Cars.

“To drive and achieve progress in an everchanging world we are in constant pursuit of perfection; our cars are testament to these endeavours. Our partnership with Palazzo Versace Gold Coast fits perfectly with these aspirations - offering the ultimate experience in super luxury travel. This collaboration continues the growing trend of the world’s finest hotels commissioning a fleet of Rolls-Royce motor cars to ensure guests receive the pinnacle experience during their stay,” commented Paul Harris, Regional Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific. For more information please visit: Palazzo Versace: Rolls-Royce

OLD, UNUSUAL or INTERESTING... we would like to see it. We are leading buyers and sellers of all the following items. We are currently short of stock in all areas. We have a team of highly specialised professionals with the depth of experience to give you a fair and informed offer on all of these items. We have been serving South East Queensland since 1999. CLOCKS We are old Clock specialists. We seek to buy windup clocks, incl Mantle, Grandfather, Cuckoo, any pendulum, and Wall clocks, working or not. Always seeking parts, for both Watches & Clocks. Any old or unusual timepiece in any condition.

GOLD AND SILVER JEWELLERY We buy unwanted jewellery of any age. Rings, chains, brooches, bracelets, cameos, genuine pearls, and earrings. We will consider any piece of jewellery, regardless of condition,age or value. If you have a valuation to complement your piece, despite its age, please have it to hand. We especially seek heavy gold chains in any condition. If you want top prices for your jewellery and recognition of your jewellery as something more than just scrap gold, sell your gold to us! We buy both scrap and good jewellery. We recraft these items and they are resold by us as Antique and Estate Jewellery. As we make most of our living when we sell the final item, we can offer far better prices than others.

STAMPS We are specialists in Aust, NZ, PNG and all Commonwealth Mint. Always seeking large quantities of unused stamps, either in sheets, booklets, or loose. Any number, any condition. COSTUME JEWELLERY Mainly from the 1970’s backwards. We have a demand for all qualities of costume jewellery. Please don’t hesitate to show us yours. COINS Mint & Proof year sets from the Royal Australian Mint & Proof coins. We are constantly seeking these sets. No quantity is too much or too little. SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Chronometers, Barometers, Compasses, Stanley Planes, Theodilites, Microscopes, Sextants.

WE NEVER SCRAP ANYTHING. WE RECYCLE EVERYTHING. So, who are we? Richard and Frances MacDonald are Antique and Estate Jewellers. We visit major shopping centres in SE Queensland, where you may have seen us from time to time selling our Antique and Estate Jewellery, coins, banknotes & militaria.

We are mobile, and appear at Shopping Centres and Antique fairs all around the Great South East. We also can arrange private viewings with notice.


Act now and ring Richard on 0411 413 393 100 points of ID required

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