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ecrets Shhh owner, Jane Meredith joined our editor Kaylene Murray in a glass of champagne to toast the success of her Exclusive After Party at Secrets Noosa boutique, following the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival Bloggers luncheon at Noosa Beach House. Eager ladies were seen trying on all the 'precious' gems while juggling champagne flutes and gilded chocolates!

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allace House was awash with lights, and inside the celebration was in full force, as all the artists involved in the inaugural Noosa Open Studio event, gathered to share an evening wine and fine food, as they discussed their excitement at being involved in such an innovative event. Renowned artist Michael Zavros was invited to open the evenings celebrations and shared his excitement at the calibre of arts and crafts he had seen on his short visit to the region. As the NOS has already taken place as we go to press, we are thrilled to be able to share how well the weekend event went. The numbers of visitors was so high that it has ensured that the NOS will become an annual event. Time to sign up now for 2017!!

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ne of Noosa's finest restaurants, Embassy XO in Sunshine Beach has been playing host to several highly successful wine dinners this year. And, none so fine as the Palmer & Co Champagne dinner recently, where guests dined on Pan steamed Hervey Bay Scallop dumplings, pomelo & garlic chive butter sauce,with Palmer Blanc de Blancs Millesime; Grilled Fremantle Octopus, salad of lop chong, fresh melon & hand-picked beans with Palmer 2008 Vintage; Tea-cured Duck Leg, asian mushrooms from the wok, Jerusalem artichoke & soya with Palmer Blanc de Noirs; and finished the night with Fried brioche donut, strawberry & lemon curd, strawberry pearls and Palmer Brut Rosé. What a night!

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The lucky hard-working chefs represented our area at Taste Port Douglas. And let me say "What happens in The Port stays in The Port"! Well at least until our special feature in our sizzling Summer issue!

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NS most recklessly; if "Everything is blooming lours, there it were voices instead of co ing into the shriek would be an unbelievable r Maria Rilke heart of the night." - Raine It's the season where we throw open our doors, slide open our windows and welcome the luscious aromas of Spring into our homes. It's time to capture the cooling breezes and tantalising fragrances emanating from our gardens (or in some cases, the neighbour's gardens) - and give way to gay abandon.

jewellery and designer bags and footwear, it is now wonder that we love this sultry season. Within our pages you will find a selection of beautiful properties, including the most expensive home for sale in the region; timeless interior design options and new renovation ideas to give your abode a fresh new season look. I know it's also the season where 'some' people feel inclined to 'Spring Clean' - but if you have another glass of wine I'm sure the feeling will pass! Sit back and enjoy our new issue with a glass of wine, Champagne, or simply a great cup of coffee or tea. You can make plans for another day - week - or month. Spring is too perfect to waste on the mundane! In this issue you will find a selection of the region's finest artists and artisans; and interviews that include Kaylene Murray - Editor Australia's beautiful Margot Robbie who has set the international acting scene on its toes, whilst still remaining a 'good' Australian girl; Anna and Michael from Melsted Park will engage you with their family's journey from Noosa to a huge property in Black Mountain; and we learn all WHAT’S HOT THIS SEASON about the fabulous Noosa International Film Festival that will engage Noosa with the rest of the international film o pay homage to the beauty of Spring, we have community this November. filled our pages with colour, excitement and And, be sure to check out our fabulous newdreams brought to reality. season wining and dining options and recipes. And Our Spring Style pages showcase a tantalising you'll be wowed by the cocktails on offer at your collection of beautiful new season fashion that could favourite bar. easily have walked straight off the catwalks around With the theatre and arts disciplines in overdrive, the country. you will have so much to do and see this season, that With the Spring racing carnival and plethora of you'll be praying the for Christmas holidays!! lavish luncheons and wine dinners giving everyone the opportunity to parade their latest ensemble Please read and enjoy. from head to foot; stunning dresses, beautiful

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Margot Robbie Our dazzling Aussie actress and producer taking the world by storm in a string of blockbusters. Events What’s on this season around Noosa. Fashion, Shopping & Beauty Create your personal Noosa Style. Noosa International Film Festival Peter Chenoweth is a man on a mission. He has a vision and he wants us to share it. Style your Man Stylish men are setting the trend. Noosa Marina Waterfront location with all you desire. Peregian Beach The fashion, food & homeware village! Noosa Junction The beating heart of Noosa.

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Breath of Fresh Air Yearning for the farm life of her childhood, Anna packed up her family for a tree change. Dining, recipes & great eating spots Our best dining and cocktail picks. Book & Cook This seasons delectable inspirations. Wine Fabulous wines, beers, liqueurs and cocktails to savour this season. Homes of Greater Noosa Spectacular homes for sale. Design, Furniture & Landscaping Decorate and rejuvenate your home inside and out this season. Prestige Motoring Featuring some of the best motoring on offer. Adventure Travel Adding a tick to the bucket list - Cape York. Art & Galleries The very talented artisans in our midst. Live Theatre & Shows Great new live shows and musicals. Travel Destinations to whet your appetite. 16, 30, 91


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Margot Robbie our dazzling Aussie actress and producer taking the world by storm. Having now starred in a string of blockbusters that includes Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Tarzan and Suicide Squad...

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espite conquering the movie industry and permanently lodging herself in male fantasies around the world, Margot Robbie still can’t quite believe her success. Having grown up in the small town of Dalby in Queensland, it’s been difficult adjusting to seeing her name in lights all over the world. “Sometimes I wake up and it’s like I’m living in this other world like being in a dream,” she says. “Just getting to be in The Wolf of Wall Street was a shock and ever since it’s been great and so exciting to have all these opportunities.”

It’s likely not so shocking for her family. As a child, Robbie was always creating talent shows and putting on plays.

“I would force my family to pay one dollar for each performance!” she laughs. “Then in high

school I took an acting course and that pretty much made up my mind as to what I wanted to do with my life.” Robbie’s breakthrough into the world of acting was as typically Australian as her flowing blonde locks and beach-babe image, as she spent a three year stint on Neighbours as kooky, confident Donna Freedman. The transition from soap-teen to Hollywood queen mirrors Robbie’s move from rural Queensland to the bright lights of the City of Angels. “I came to Los Angeles while I was finishing out my contract on Neighbours,” Robbie reveals. “I was saving my money and working with dialect coaches to get my American accent right, mainly hoping that I could find enough work and live cheaply enough that I wouldn’t have to move back to Melbourne.” Wherever she goes, however, Robbie will always be that same Gold Coast gal at heart. Whilst filming Suicide Squad with fellow countryman Jai Courtney, the 24-year-old made sure to put some time aside to indulge in some childhood treats and lend her support to her sporting statesmen. “We watched the State of Origin – Jai went for the blues, I’m with the maroons,” she recalls.“There were beers and vegemite sandwiches – because of the time difference we were having beers at 6 in the morning!” Such is the attitude we’ve come to expect from Robbie. In a world of A-list celebrities appearing as worlds apart from us mere mortals, Robbie stands out not just for her exquisite beauty, but also her down-to-earth nature. Not one to be embroiled in scandals or splashed across the front page, Robbie’s modus operandi revolves around a desire to keep her public image and personal life separate – mirroring her role model, the Melbourne-born Cate Blanchett. “I admire the way Cate has built her career,” she says.“You never read anything about her in the tabloids. I would like to follow that approach and keep my personal life as private as possible.” Of course for someone as recognisable as Robbie, this desire for privacy may well be easier said than done. But for someone who spent her first big pay-check on paying off the mortgage on her mother’s home, and currently resides in a London flat with her boyfriend and two housemates, it’s obvious that this star continues next page...

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We’ve witnessed the rise of Robbie – now get ready for her Hollywood reign.

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may not be quite so comfortable with the attention she receives. “I don’t want to be reduced to the clichés that come with being called sexy or a blonde bombshell,” she explains. “I’ve never thought of myself in those terms. I take it as a huge compliment, of course, and it helps open doors, but I grew up feeling very unattractive especially as a teenager when I had braces on and I was wearing glasses. I was very skinny and gangly and I always thought there were so many other girls in

Q & A: If you had to pick one bad thing to do, what would it be? I really like breaking things. Having a baseball bat and getting to smash that window was something I've always wanted to do my entire life, and I didn't get just a window - I got a whole glass wall! Is it true you all had tattoos done on the set of Suicide Squad?

school who were so much prettier than me.” Her latest role as the demented Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad – though effective when commanding the attention of comic-book aficionados – deviated from the norm in that the naturally gorgeous Robbie was hidden beneath a wig, full body paint and 21 temporary tattoos. “It’s so much fun getting into the costumes all the time; you can act however you want because you feel so separate from your normal self,” she reveals. “That makes creating a character so much easier. Having said that, when you come in three hours before everyone else, after six months of that you’re sick of it!” And going forward it appears that Hollywood’s hottest property has a desire to step out of the limelight and get behind the camera, possibly giving hope to the aspiring actresses of the Gold Coast who aim to emulate the success of their idol. “I’m excited to be able to step into the producer side of things at the moment,” she explains. “We’re trying to get a couple of projects together – all are female driven stories with female writers and directors, so that’s what the thesis is about.” We’ve witnessed the rise of Robbie – now get ready for her Hollywood reign.

Yes, it was my idea. I did everyone's tattoos except for Joel Kinnaman's – Will Smith did that one. I don't want Joel's tattoo to be confused with the tattoos that I've given people, because I pride myself on my work. If you want a tattoo that looks like a child did it - that's my style. What's next for you? I'm about to start a film in London. I’ve also started a production company. We're working on producing six films at the moment, so I'm really busy!


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Coming EVENTS WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO Inside Cinema Inside Cinema will carry the Festival’s industry stream and will include the special guest event, An evening with John Seale. Presented by Academy Award-winning Australian cinematographer John Seale ACS, ASC (Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Mad Max: Fury Road), John will bring guests up close and personal to the art, craft, science, history and mythology of cinematography and of a life spent making landmark films. An Evening with John Seale will take place Thursday, 3 November at The J Theatre Noosa, and will be hosted by Professor Herman Van Eyken, Griffith Film School.

Noosa International Film Festival Festival Program

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howcasing local, Australian and international talent on the big screen, the Noosa International Film Festival will present a diverse program including over 140 short and feature length films, a classic silent film, an environmental documentary and an industry guest event; across 4 days, in 4 towns across 5 venues from the coastal to hinterland towns of Noosa. Short Film The 132 top-rated official selection shorts from 31 countries will screen across 13 sessions over Saturday and Sunday. Short film sessions will take place at The J Theatre Noosa, Eumundi School of Arts Hall and Pomona Majestic Theatre Classic Silent Film At the Pomona Majestic Theatre the 1920 classic silent horror, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene will screen with traditional pianist on Saturday evening. Ecoflicks The Noosa Integrated Catchment Association sponsored Ecoflicks event will showcase official selections from the youth and open short film competition. Ecoflicks will screen at a single event on Sunday at the Cooroy State School Hall, from 25.30pm followed by the presentation of prize awards to competition winners. For the second half of the Ecoflicks event, NIFF will screen environmental documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, an Australian premiere.

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World Cinema The Noosa International Film Festival will screen an all-premiere line up of new release films as part of its World Cinema program, including five Australian premieres, one World and one Queensland premiere. Melody (Belgium, 2014) is the Australian premiere drama in French & English directed by Bernard Bellefroid and starring Lucie Debay and Australian actress, Rachael Blake. Melody will be the opening night film on Friday 4 November. Very Big Shot (Lebanon, 2015), is an Australian premiere. The black comedy/drama, Directed by MirJean Bou Chaaya recently won multiple film festival awards. Marie & The Misfits (France, 2016), an Australian premiere, the film is a comedy/romance, directed by Sebastien Betbeder. News from Planet Mars (France, 2014), an Australian premiere, the film is a Comedy, Directed by Dominik Moll Philippe. Them Who? (Italy, 2015), an Australian premiere, the film is a Comedy, Directed by Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Micciche. Fell (Australia, 2014), an Australian film and Queensland premiere. the film is a drama/thriller Directed by Kasimir Burgess. Ryder Country (Australia, 2012), an Australian film written, filmed and produced on the Sunshine Coast. Ryder Country is a thriller Directed by Tam Sainsbury with additional direction by Gareth Lee and Andrew Dudek. starring Conrad Coleby, Lara Cox and Australian screen icons Rowena Wallace (Sons and Daughters), and Peter Sumner. The World Cinema program will screen at the BCC Cinemas on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket sales on sale now.. Visit niff.com.au for more information.

WILD WOMEN Adventure Race When: Saturday 15 October 2016 Where: Noosa hinterland Time: Registration 6.30am, race from 8am-2pm Website: www.triadventure.com.au The Wild Women Adventure Race will get you out of the gym, office or house and into the wild of the Noosa hinterland to experience a women-only fitness challenge where teamwork and brain power outshine speed and endurance. Teams of 2 women will navigate around a course on foot, mountain bike and canoe/kayak, using a map and compass as they look for hidden checkpoints (paddle craft supplied). If you already do a bit of trail running or walking and love the feeling of being off the road, this is a chance to take that next step. All you need is running shoes, backpack and compass - you can hire mountain bikes etc on the day.

The Hill Noosa Hill Climb When: 5-6 November 2016 Where: Gyndier Drive, Tewantin Time: From 8.30am Website: www.noosacarclub.com.au The historic Noosa Hill Climb is one of Australia's premier car hill climb events, with plenty of thrills and spills as cars wind through 14 corners on the 1.5km track. See a broad range of makes and models competing such as the Skelta, XU1, Mini, Fiat, GT, Jag, open wheel hill climb specials and more. There are great spectator spots on many corners and a chance to get up close with the cars and drivers in the pits. Tickets available at the entrance gates.


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POETA on Hastings 5th Anniversary It is Poeta’s 5th anniversary on the 19th November 2016 and we wish to thank everyone for all their support during the past 5 years. We have met some amazing people and have made a lot of new friends. Poeta is an oasis of pure aesthetics and everyone is welcome to come in barefoot off the beach to browse the beautiful handmade jewellery that are pieces of art in themselves and Belinda’s bold, powerful thoughtprovoking abstract figurative oil paintings that also allow the viewer to contribute. Wishing you all the very best life has to offer and we look forward to seeing you soon. Gordon and Belinda Herford Poeta Herford on Hastings 62 Hastings Street Noosa Heads poeta.com.au

14k White Gold Queensland Boulder Opal Pendant, $1,920. Available at Create your imagination at Laurisha Jewellery, Montville. Specialising in bespoke diamond jewellery and remodelling. www.laurishajewellery.com.au

Jewellery by Camea Degen A award winning jeweller & designer with 35 years of experience in New Zealand, Netherlands, UK and Australia. After graduating as a Manufacturing Jeweller, she studied Advanced Goldsmithing and Design in London. and was Awarded London City Guilds first prize Exhibiting in Latitude Gallery Noosa. She is available for consultations 2 days a week. Creating both classic, fine jewellery and contemporary designs with bold mixes of colour and materials. She draws on a variety of environmental shapes in the diversity of her designs: both organic and geometrical. Available from Latitude Gallery Hastings St Noosa, Montville & Geraldton WA

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Latitude Gallery Noosa Shop 3, Netanya 71-75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads noosa@latitudegallery.com.au Ph (07) 5447 3351

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WIN! WIN! WIN! WE have four pair of SoLEURS sunglasses to give away Just in time for Spring. If you would like to win a pair simply email your name, address and daytime telephone contact details to: win@noosastylemagazine.com.au Be sure to write SoLEURS in the subject line. Winners will be chosen on 1st December and each will be notified personally.

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SoLEURS HITS THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET…

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he creative mind behind the new brand SoLEURS, Dr Nathan Orbach was inspired by the harsh yet beautiful Australian climate and landscape, when creating the all-new sunglasses range. These glasses have been created with comfort and versatility in mind. The frames cut a timeless and elegant aesthetic, fitting perfectly into any occasion, whether it's a brisk morning jog, long leisurely day at the beach, or a business meeting in your favourite café. Each design reflects the need for everyday wearability. All SoLEURS’ sunglasses come with polarised lenses, which work to reduce glare and block intense light, which can be dangerous. The brand has set its sights on protecting consumers’ eyes and purse strings, as well as removing their blindfold when it comes to luxury designer sunglasses, by proving that a label doesn’t always mean maximum quality and protection. Available online RRP from $149.00 including free shipping in Australia. For more info please visit: www.soleurs.com


With summer on our doorstep, what will your sunglass style be this season? Are you a fashionista, keen golfer or perhaps you may just love to spend time at the beach? Whatever your needs, at Options Eyecare we have the right style and advice when it comes to choosing your next pair of sunglasses.

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o where do you start? Aside from the obvious answer of sun protection, there are many considerations including frame style, lens colour and material, anti-reflective and mirrored coatings, plus polarisation. Functionality is also a key factor. Ask yourself are they purely for fashion or are they being worn for pastimes such as golf, fishing, tennis or cycling? Or maybe comfort and sun protection is high on your priority list? At Options Eyecare we have a variety of sunglass styles available in both prescription and non-prescription to meet your requirements. With new styles arriving regularly, the choice is yours. For this seasons fashion, take a peek at our range of designer brands such as Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Sass & Bide, Monkey and Oroton. Some of Jimmy Choo’s frames feature hand applied Swarovski crystals for a sophisticated and luxurious look, whereas the Monkey brand prides itself on being both trendy and environmentally sustainable. For a younger style take a look at the G-Star Raw range. Specialised frames and lenses that are sporting specific include Adidas or Bolle and will please athletes and golfers alike. For the fisherman the Mako range is a real catch. Maui Jim is a great all rounder for both fashion and sporting personalities and offers excellent protection for your eyes at the beach. Visit Options Eyecare Noosaville or Peregian Beach today and choose your sunglass style for this summer season.

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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION Double Island Point Beach Clean-up When: 7-9 October 2016 Where: Noosa North Shore & Double Island Point Price: Free Phone: 0415 670 639 Website: www.surfrider.org.au/lorem_ipsum Join our Sunshine Coast branch for their Double Island Point beach clean-up and dune planting camping weekend! Cleanup as much you can handle & plant out the dunes with your local Surfrider crew, then come to the base camp for a fun afternoon of presentations, live music, free BBQ and mega prize raffle draw everyone receives a ticket for volunteering!

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Purolino Italian Linen Fashion - Drawstring Neck Dress in antique Rose. www.Purolino.com.au New Showroom open at 2/40 Rene St. Noosaville. Stock service Wholesale sales Australia wide. PUROLINO- Italian Linen Fashion LabelDiscover the fresh, cool and comfortable feel of our soft Italian Linen Fabrics; in a array of edgy European Styles with classic tones and pops of colour. Stockist on the Sunshine Coast: URBAN TONIC - Hasting street, JKS- Noosa Junction, DONNA MARIE DESIGN -Peregian Beach, WHY NOT BOUTIQUE - Golden Beach Caloundra. Contact Yvonne on 0405512064 - Purolino.com.au

Spring fashion styles at Distinctions Boutique, Tewantin

ALL DESIGNED IN NOOSA Goddess top black & Rose Gold sandals available at Lola G Shoes & Fashion. Noosa Village Shopping Centre & Gateway Drv. Noosaville Tilley headwear available at Harbourside Hats, Noosa Marina

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High Italy Majestic Filatures Dodo Bar Or Rag & Bone Alexander Wang Rails Toni Maticevski Jerome Dreyfuss Frame & More

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Strands of beautiful white pearls at the White House. Noosa Wharf Tewantin

Timbuktu to Kathmandu is having a up to 50% off CLOSING DOWN sale... After many years as an icon in the stunning blue building in Mary Street Noosaville, Eva and Simon have decided to relax and enjoy the Noosa to the max!. Their years of experience and endless kilometres of travelling the globe acquiring a unique collection of treasures is now a perfect opportunity for you to start your own collection. Beads, Topaz, Aquamarine, semi precious stones, necklaces, pottery, rugs and much much more... Available now from Timbuktu to Kathmandu Mary Street Noosaville

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Oran leather shoulder bag available at milo & MIKA, Peregian Springs

Saffron Homewares A selection of gifts, babywear and homewares - Gympie Tce Noosaville

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TRANSIT PEOPLE... TRANSIT people are citizens of the world with their own personalities. They are inquisitive, elegant and capable of understanding culture and appreciating the true value of everything around us. They pay no heed to passing fads. They go straight to the heart of the matter and seek out the comfortable sensations that only a highly sophisticated material can convey. They are people who love restrained, timeless innovation and design.

THE COMPANY.. The parent company of TRANSIT is Tam & Company and it was founded in 1986 by Andrea Cozza, Who still runs the group today. It is still completely family run with no input from external managers or consultants, so everyone answers direct to the family. When it was founded the company had one knitting machine and one sewing machine in an area of 80 m2. Today it spans approximately 7000m2 and it has the very best production systems on the market. Tam & Company is something of a rarity because it is one of the few companies in Italy that still keeps its entire production cycle in house. Everything is conceived, designed and made on the company premises. It is a form of industrial craftsmanship . More than 100 people work for the company. They constitute the very heart of its existence.

THE PHILOSOPHY High quality raw materials, understated elegance, personality , freedom relaxation and a big focus on the quality versus price : these words encapsulate TRANSIT's approach to both clothing and life which it sees as a search for essence and quality. They firmly believe that people should be respected and dressed, but never covered by a garment or brand as they would like the personality of their customers to shine through. Hence the desire for the family to surround itself with people whose vast experience and long careers have taught them that the key to quality is not big names but outstanding raw materials, innovative but simple designs, lots of craftsmanship and work , and a passion for beauty.

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Sunshine Coast’s most famous gemstone. It’s the opal, and it’s here to stay.

A precious gem... By Nicole Madigan IT’S THE GEMSTONE SYNONYMOUS WITH THE SUNSHINE COAST – THE OPAL.

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ut not just any opals. Home to the city’s premier opal specialists, Opals Down Under, The Sunshine Coast has become known for its supply of high quality gems. Since its opening in 1985, Opals Down Under has developed an uncontested reputation for cutting and supplying superior opals. But it’s more than just a business – the gemstone is a passion for owners Immo and Louise Stein, whose love affair with opals began in the 1960s. “It’s a beautiful stone,” says Immo. “With all its glorious colours, I love the challenge to create and enhance the gems by cutting and polishing.” Immo first began cutting opals in 1963 in the South Australian Opal fields of Andamooka, moving to the Coober Pedy Opal Fields five years later after meeting and marrying Louise. Within two years the pair embarked on a decadelong adventure, travelling around Australia in a 31foot caravan, cutting opals from a mobile workshop, and supplying the gems to dealers and jewellery stores. In 1980, they moved to Gympie, setting up their first opal shop and five years later relocated to the Sunshine Coast where Opals Down Under was born. Fast forward 36 years and Immo and Louise are semi-retired, yet they can’t quite pull themselves away. “We travel quite a bit now, quite often taking our camper van, Harvey, out to the opal fields, sometimes on purchasing trips, but also to catch up with old friends,” says Immo “It’s an art form that is very involved, and hard to move away from… it can be an addiction.” But Immo and Louise are confident their business is good hands, with Manager and opal cutter Scott Coggan renowned for his exceptional opal cutting skills. “Cutting opal is a delicate art, and the slightest extra touch on the cutting wheels could mean a major difference in value,” Scott says. “It can become quite a rush.”

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Like Immo and Louise, Scott’s introduction to opals was similarly romantic. “After working in the building industry, I needed to get away for a restart, and my father took me on a trip to the Queensland Opal Fields,” says Scott. “It was by chance, taking cover in an abandoned mine during a storm, that we found a large boulder with a green vein of opal. “Cutting through that rock was a turning point, which led to eventually starting a cutting and wholesaling business, and eventually meeting Immo and Louise here at Opals Down Under.” Now the manager of Opals Down Under, Scott cuts, repairs and values opals for clients, as well as providing custom design advice. He continues to cut and value opals for clients all over Australia. In Australia, there are four main types of opal, starting with the common Milky or White Opal, then the more vibrant but translucent Crystal Opal, the Queensland Boulder Opal and the rare, dark Black Opal. “Obviously, the rarer the opal, the more value it will have,” Scott says. “But there are other factors including clarity, brilliance, pattern.” Multiple patterns appear in opal, varying in rarity. The same goes for colour, with red being the most valuable, purple and blue the least valuable. One of the most intriguing thing about opals is their versatility. Opals Down Under sells a wide range of opal products, from rings and earrings to pendants and even watches. “Our showroom is quite large, with customers quite often surprised as they were expecting a smaller store. “We have a lot on offer, other than Australian Opal, such as semi-precious gemstones, fossils, souvenirs, and the famous Scratch Patch, where visitors can fossick for gems. Prices are incredibly varied, with some pieces selling for less than $60, while others are valued at tens of thousands of dollars. Which goes to show just how diverse this unique gemstone really is. “Nearly every day, we have customers walk in with little to no knowledge of Australian Opal, and we take great pride in being able to expand someone’s perspective of the gemstone, dispelling any myths associated with the stone, and developing an understanding of what makes an opal valuable.” “We’re open seven days a week, so there’s always someone around to help.”

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Peter Chenoweth is a man on a mission. He has a vision, and he wants us to share it with him. The inaugural Noosa International Film Festival. The four-day event will screen new international and Australian feature length films and high quality short films from all corners of the world, and an instructive filmmaking event and intimate Q&A with an award winning Australian filmmaker.

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But why a film festival in a town already, some might argue, over-subscribed with festivals? “There's something different about film,” says Peter. “There's definitely a magic to it.” That magic has already started to materialise in the shape of positive responses from filmmakers throughout Australia and from other parts of the world. A staggering 217 short film entries were submitted from 31 countries. Around half of all submissions have come from overseas. “The response from filmmakers everywhere has been absolutely incredible,” he says, adding: “I’ve been humbled by the high level of quality of the films being submitted. Over to feature films and already five Australian, one World and one Queensland film premieres have been scheduled, and the program provides for a total of seven World Cinema featurelength films to be screened.

An impressive line-up of top names in the world of international cinema has been recruited. The Australian premiere of Belgium film, Melody, will be the opening night screening. The French/English film explores surrogacy and adoption in contemporary Europe, starring award-winning Australian actress, Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana, Truth) – whom will be in attendance. The Festival will also feature the Queensland premiere of Fell. An evocative drama set in the Australian bush and Kasimir Burgess' much anticipated debut film marking the emergence of a distinctive new voice on the Australian film scene. Closer to home, locally-made film, Ryder Country will have its world premiere on the big screen. Ryder Country was shot in various locations around the Sunshine Coast providing a stunning backdrop for the chilling drama that unfolds. Starring Conrad Coleby (Sea Patrol), and Australian screen icons Rowena Wallace (Sons and Daughters), and Peter Sumner, guests at the premiere will be accompanied by some of the cast and crew. An intimate "Inside the Actor’s Studio"-style filmmaking masterclass also forms an integral part of the festival, which kicks off on .....

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ey to the mission on which this 55-year old native of Melbourne and president of CCIQ Noosa has embarked is the establishment of Noosa’s first truly international Film Festival.It’s the latest in a string of initiatives being pursued by Peter and his team aimed at supporting Noosa Shire businesses and helping grow the local economy. And, of course, providing the community he is now proud to call home with yet another top-drawer attraction worthy of worldwide acclaim.

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NOOSA INTERNATIONAL Rachael Blake stars in Melody

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continued from previous page... ...3rd November. The evening’s headline speaker will be none other than Academy Award-winning Australian cinematographer John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road, Rain Man, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), as he brings festival goers up close and personal to a life spent making landmark films. "Support like that so early on, before we've even staged the first festival, is amazing.” Just as there is a magic to film, Peter and his team of volunteer experts have come up with a magic formula of their own to make this film festival work. To ensure that the Noosa International Film Festival, or NIFF for short, will not be just any old film festival, Peter has brought on board a team of dedicated volunteers all of whom are experts in their chosen fields. “There's more than 20 people involved, all volunteers, each of them contributing their time and their expertise,” says Peter. And while he considers it unfair to single out any one individual, he is eager to highlight the commitment of some of his key players. These include Arnold Kopff, a recent recipient of one of the recent Queensland Day Awards; Campbell Corfe, who has been named the event’s President; marketing guru David Bell, in charge of revenue; Production

lead by Trent Harvison and Maree Thomson; volunteer coordinator Annie Guthrie, Carole Philipp and Alison Cooper and her marketing and PR team. “Without them”, he says, “there wouldn’t be a Noosa International Film Festival,” So what stands to make NIFF so special among the 3,000+ film festivals round the world? And why would the world’s film industry want to flock to Noosa to showcase its products or display its wares? “A lot people in the industry believe that, with our beach culture, our caring attitude towards the environment, our welcoming community and our understated elegance, a film festival is just right for Noosa,” says Peter. “That was our initial belief, and it’s one that appears to be shared by a lot of others as well – foremost among them our many sponsors, of whom there can never be too many!” And, he adds: “All we need now is for the people of Noosa, and our neighbours in the surrounding area, to support our first truly international film festival and embrace it with that


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So Young Insulated Lunch Boxes… Perfect to keep school lunches fresh and organised for the new school term. The lunch boxes are made of raw uncoated linen with an insulated silver lining inside and are PVC-free, phthalate-free and lead safe inside and out. Designed for small hands, the lunch boxes feature a fun print, top handle and over shoulder strap. Biome Eco Stores sell Australia's largest range of eco-friendly products in-store and online. RRP $36.95 To view the entire range visit www.biome.com.au.

WIN! WIN! WIN! We have 6 SoYoung lunch bags to give away. For your chance to win one simply email your name, address and telephone contact to: win@noosastylemagazine.com.au Be sure to write So Young Lunch Bag in the subject line and your choice of a fawn or rocket. Winners drawn 1st December and winners will be notified personally.

Sipahh launches iced coffee for the health conscious… In response to Australia's passion for iced coffee, Sipahh has released an innovative caffeine-free, coffee flavoured straw that contains less than 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Ice Cool Hipster Latte has now joined the 20-strong Sipahh line-up, and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. A straw with one 250ml cup of reduced fat milk contains approx 15gms of naturally occurring sugar from the milk and less than 2gms of sugar from the straw. For those who are unable to enjoy dairy, due to allergies or intolerances, Sipahh are just as enjoyable with Rice, Soy, or other milk alternatives. Ice Cool Hipster Latte straws come in a 10-pack RRP $3.99, and are available at Woolworths, Coles, IGA or go online to mix and match your favourite flavours in a bespoke order at www.sipahh.com.au

Perfect for the swim season… Turkish Murkish - a different kind of towel

WIN! WIN! WIN! Turkish Murkish - a different kind of towel WE have two adult and four children sized Turkish Murkish towel to give away. Just in time for the swim season. For your chance to win one simply email your name, address and daytime telephone contact details to: win@noosastylemagazine.com.au and be sure to write Turkish Murkish in the subject line and the size you wish to win. Winners will be chosen on 1st December and each will be notified personally.

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Turkish Murkish is a new company with new ideas about an old product from and old tradition. It is about towels. Turkish towels. They are the perfect towel as they weigh about a third as much as a normal bath towel. They don't pick up and retain sand like a normal beach towel and they don't take forever to dry. The magic is in the Turkish Buldan cotton, which is a tough fibre, with a density and length that makes it ideal for towels. Most of the range are loomed from raw cotton which makes it very stiff at first, as no chemicals are added to make them soft and absorbent. They just love being washed. And, the more you wash them the softer and more absorbent they will become. Because of the light weight and convenient sizings, they can be used for almost anything. Available at Mensroom Hastings Street. For all stockists visit: www.turkishmurkish.com


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pring is here, bringing with it rising temperatures, longer days and floaty dresses. Races, weddings and formal occasions are all being booked into our diaries and while you might consider Spring/Summer to be about bronzed skin, barely there make up and low maintenance hairstyles,

into the roots of the lashes. By having the vivid blue shade both along the waterline and the lash line, the eyes looked much brighter and more defined.

50 Smudges of grey The use of the grey colour for liners and shadows is seen frequently this season, so

Make-up looks

by Elizabeth Kramar - Icon Studios we have news for you; this Spring things are about to get a little bit spicier. The lips are bolder, the eyes are brighter and lashes have us all in a flutter!

Red Alert Classic red lips are back in a huge way this Spring. This look works best by keeping eye makeup to a minimum in order to keep the look fresh and classy. Red always makes a big statement, be sure to line the lips first for precise application before applying your chosen lip colour.

Blue Illusion Out of the million different ways makeup artists applied blue eye shadow and liner this season, my favourite version was the major liner look. This look is achieved by lining the inner rims of the eyes with blue eye pencil and then tracing the top and bottom lash lines and adding extra oomph by smudging a bit of cobalt cream shadow

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much so that we are considering really taking on this trend. It is a softer look to the smoky eye, while still managing to hold specific appeal as it brings the focus to the colour projected from within the ring around the eyes. Keep the look simple and sweet; and it will work famously. From light silver to a dark rock and roll charcoal this look can be taken from day to night.

Ombre pout One of the biggest looks seen this season has been the ombre lip with a neutral beige pink and no definition, literally appearing as if blood was spilling out from the inside, kind of like biting into a poison apple. Try blushing pink lips that have a slight ombre tinge, fading away at the edges while darker in the centre.

Lash out There is definitely a '60s revival on the Spring/Summer runways this season. Chunky twiggy lashes are a feminine

look that sits on the cooler side of the makeup spectrum. Pair chunky faux lashes with dusty mauve lips to keep your makeup going from going too dolly-looking, groom brows, keep skin as fresh as possible, and use the softest shade of pink blush you can find so you get definition but not an overt flush.

Pretty in Pink This is a flushed fresh faced look suitable to those who want a minimalistic look, just add transparent foundation or BB crème with glossy eyelids, matte pink flushed cheeks and rosy stained lips to complete your look.

Brow envy Beautiful bold groomed eyebrows are this seasons must have accessory; but unfortunately a lot of woman have over waxed or over plucked their brows in the past therefore brow kits, fillers, pencils, waxes, and putty will become your new best friend. If your brows are a good shape but require filling, pencils and powders are the best solution.

Line it up Double Wing-Add a little London vibe with 60’s flair with a full cat eye that has not one, but two separate wings. Separate the two with a white eyeliner drawn between them. If a full on cat eye is not for you but you want to try something fresh, make just the subtlest “V” at the edge of your top lid’s eyeliner to lift the eyes for a more youthful modern look


European designs with the latest styles & colours just arrived at... TOOTSIES Shoes - 1st floor Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre - Maroochydore

. . . s g n i t gree Worldrenowned fashion illustrator turns her hand to greeting cards‌

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nspired by fashion shows and couture ateliers around the world, Australian illustrator Megan Hess now brings her hand-drawn creations to Hallmark, crafting a premium range of greeting cards to celebrate both life's special and everyday moments. Featured in the 36 card collection are some of Megan's most iconic artworks including The Peonies, Black Lace, famous fashion destinations and the beloved French Bulldog. The range is available through independent retailers and Target nationally.

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CROSLEY Old school look with a New school cool… USB turntable. Analog to Digital converter. Designed to reflect the stylings of yesteryear. Easily taking your favourite vinyl and converts them to digital files. Simply plug in the USB cable, play your record and watch as the Executive creates digital files on your computer.the Executive interfaces with the USB port on any computer utilizing the supplied software - it's that easy. Back in…Executive Player - Brown RRP $199.95

Watermelon Line Pants and White 100% Cotton Shirt & mens accessories available at Mensroom Clothing. 1 Hastings St. Noosa

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In the last decade, the Australian grooming industry has witnessed a resurgence in the vintage barbershop experience. Hipster youth and gentlemanly grace collide as cultured values are rediscovered through the traditional English-dandy barber. Paying homage to the classic and separating the boys form the men, UK founded brand, Dear Barber, has launched its men’s grooming range in Australia; heralding a contemporary collection of innovative hair styling products with a traditional barbershop edge. Housed in vintage-inspired packaging and fragranced with the brand’s signature With Confidence scent, The four-tier range includes Dear Barber’s award-winning Mattifier, Fibre, Pomade and Shaping Cream, designed to both style and nourish hair for endless unique effects. Available nationally: www.dearbarber.com.au and at leading Hairhouse Warehouse, each product in the styling range retails for $29.95 (100ml).


SPRING INTO SOME COLOUR FOR SPRING @ Global Male Trending… We uncover the 'modern male' with Stephen Handisides

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TV presenter Stephen Handisides is the grooming editor on Channel 10’s Cruise Mode and the brains behind the Global Aesthetic Awards. As a former model, journalist and an all-round male grooming expert, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about men’s style. In the lead up to party season, we spoke exclusively to Stephen to get the lowdown, on looking sharp and what women really want from men.

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ale grooming has never been more important for us guys and just because Queenslanders are fairly relaxed, men can still be stylish and casual. MyFaceMyBody recently conducted a survey from a crosssection of women, from four different continents on what aesthetically they look for in a man. The results give a valuable insight into what many men can improve upon. The overwhelming response from women, was that when they met a man for first time, they instantly looked at shoes, smile, hands, hair and eyes. Basically a man’s overall appearance and presentation - so first impressions really do count! You don’t necessarily have to wear designer clothes to impress. It is all about how you present yourself. You can’t go past a sharp suit for style factor, but if the occasion and climate doesn’t allow for it, then a crisp linen shirt, casual chino shorts and good quality pair of leather sandals can look really stylish. Dress for the occasion; black tie formal, wear a sophisticated tuxedo; casual dinner date, smart shirt and dress jeans. Just remember, your look doesn’t have to be expensive. There are some great men’s brands around where you can emulate the high-end, designer looks for a fraction of the cost. Check out men’s fashion and grooming blogs and Instagram for men’s style tips and inspiration. Male grooming, is important, but spending hours in the bathroom isn’t essential for men, if you maintain the basics. A good haircut, crisp shave, or neatly trimmed beard, clean hands and short nails, no dirty fingernails please (this was a major complaint from the survey results). Your barber is your friend. Visit a good barber’s regularly and on the morning of, or the day before any important events. They’ll give you a great haircut, good shave and remove any of those mono-brow issues. Don’t be afraid of men’s grooming products. Men’s grooming is the fastest growing area of the beauty industry and there are some great ‘manly’ products out there. My personal favourites are Ultraceuticals, Dirt for Men and Aspect Dr, but experiment and find what you like. Moisturise, use deodorant, wax / pomade and find a great aftershave that isn’t too overpowering. A classic scent won’t date and won’t be too strong. You want them to remember your scent, not be knocked out by it. Manners, nothing says ‘gentleman’ more than good old fashioned manners. Open a door for a lady, offer your seat, say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, or compliment her on what she is wearing, and your mum would be proud! Lastly and most importantly, look people in the eye, smile and be confident. A friendly smile immediately breaks down barriers and lets the recipient know that you are open to conversation. For more male grooming tips and inspiration, check out Stephens Instagram @shandisides Twitter @shandisides and his website and blog on www.stephenhandisides.com

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KOKO A new line of high-end reed diffusers and non-aerosol home fragrances has been released by Splosh. The eight new invigorating scents are a perfect 'pick me up' for you home. Expertly crafted from 100% natural oils KoKo delivers the highest quality fragrances to fill any room with a subtle sophistication. With new fragrances such as Lychee & Red Currant; Lemongrass & Sage; and Grapefruit & Fern - you will have your home smelling good enough to eat! Available at good outlets or online at www.splosh.com.au

A new online beauty retail concept, Tazzanna recently launched in Australia. Based in New York and run by an Australian CEO, tazzannastore.com hand-selects the most luxurious and professionally used brands from around the world in the one destination. Creating a unique online experience, the site provides consumers with product and usage information at hand, as well as educational tutorials and pop-up workshops, enabling people to make better body type and style decisions. And, they offer best-in-range selections, with many products chosen and used by celebrities across the globe. Australian and international brands are available on the site, along with a selection of first-to-Australia ranges like Bronze Buffer and Heaven Skincare. As well as internationallyacclaimed Margaret Dabbs, a brand favoured and used by Angelina Jolie. For more information visit: www.tazznnastore.com

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el8te offers four different ranges: Delicalma Bio-Organic 24 hours Face Cream for hypersensitive skin $89. The Delicalma Range The result of years of research, this COSMOS Organic Certified Range has been created to meet the needs of the most Sensitive and Hyper Sensitive skin, which can be triggered by so many things, including weather conditions, synthetic materials and unsuitable cosmetics. This innovative New Range, containing the Delicalma Complex, an exclusive formulation by L’ERBOLARIO will mitigate the symptoms of hyperactivity and reduce localised redness, while treating the skin with an extra gentle touch. Available in 3 Products: Micellar Water, 24 hour Face Cream and 2Phase Face and Body Oil. Prices from $65.

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Goat Milk & Rose (RRP: $24.95 - $39.95) - the skincare range uses 100 per cent Australian fresh goat’s milk to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. Charcoal & Spearmint (RRP: $24.95) - cleanses and detoxifies the skin using activated charcoal and natural ingredients. Rosemary & Citrus (RRP: $39.95) - this haircare range uses natural Australian-grown Rosemary and pure citrus oil to control dandruff and promote healthy hair growth and shine. Goat Milk (RRP: $29.95 - $39.95) - the baby range uses 100 per cent Australian fresh goat’s milk to sooth and hydrate the skin, it’s ideal for babies and adults with ultra sensitive skin. The range is available online at el8teaustralia.com.au


L'ERBOLARIO Experience the Sensual "Sweet Poppy" Collection

Made in Italy ~ Never Tested on Animals L'ERBOLARIO National Showroom – Concept Store Shop 9, 95 Eumundi Noosa Road Noosaville, 4566 Showroom Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm For Trade enquiries Ph: 07 5474 0818 Exclusively Distributed in Australia by Primex International Marketing

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New Spring & Summer collections arriving in store daily!

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Physio Plus Pilates Noosa

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ilates is a full-body exercise that will challenge your core, tone your arms and legs, improve your posture, and generally make you feel great. At Physio + Pilates Noosa, you can have a specialised programme established to address your specific needs, whether that is rehabilitation from an injury, improved strength and flexibility for golf, tennis, or any other sport, or postural work for back and neck pain. Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and can be done using Pilates studio equipment, such as Reformers, (with 3-4 per class) or in a group mat class (up to 10 per class). Pilates is the exercise of choice of Hollywood A-listers and professional athletes alike. For flat abs, and long, strong muscles, you can’t go past pilates. Yoga can also be added to your exercise programme to improve balance and endurance, with the added benefit of relaxation and stress relief. Physio + Pilates Noosa have daily Hatha Yoga classes and even Yoga +Pilates classes to give you the best of both worlds.

“Balance your body, balance your mind”

Combining the best of both worlds to give you the best of all results!

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providing physiotherapy treatment for all musculoskeletal conditions, from acute sprains and strains, to more complex, long-term aches and pains. With our highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists, we aim to get you back to work or play as quickly as possible.

offers individual, small group and mat classes in a fully equipped studio with Reformers, Caddilac and Wunda Chairs all positioned in a welcoming and light filled space. Our fun and friendly atmosphere and passionate and caring staff will keep you excited about your classes and looking forward to your next visit.

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No trip to Noosa is complete without a visit to the famous Noosa Marina in Tewantin. The hear tbeat of the Noosa River and a firm favourite with locals allyear-round. During the holiday season,the Wharf is bustling with visitors enjoying the views, the food, the wine, and the company that makes this par t of Noosa such a great place to spend time.

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ituated on the picturesque Noosa River, which is the lifeblood of this beautiful shire, it is just a short drive by car from Hastings Street. Or take a leisurely sightseeing trip on the Riverlight Ferry, stopping at many points along the Noosa River. It is one of the most relaxing ways to see and arrive at Noosa Marina.

Although the forty-berth marina is suitable for boats from small tinnies to forty-foot catamarans, it is much more than just a harbour. It plays host to music and festivals throughout the year. Boasting an array of eateries including the award-winning restaurants, Rump House Steak & Seafood along with The River Deck; not only an award-winning wedding venue but also one of the best north facing dining locations in town. Sit back and enjoy the views of bobbing boats and clear skies from the health-conscious Café VinCino, or visit Italian Marina, an Italian delight and the perfect place to go for traditional wood-fired pizzas prepared in full view of the diners. Many a local will direct you to the Noosa Marina for some weekend fun. The place truly comes alive on Friday nights with diners tucking into fish and chips from the Noosa Harbour Fish Market, while wine glasses are clinking away to the beat of live music on offer at The Harbour Wine Bar. On Sundays, the Sunday Markets (from 8am to 2pm) attract visitors from all over to its 75 stalls brimming with jewellery, arts, crafts, natural therapies and much more. While the men go looking for the one that got away, the girls can indulge in Noosa Marina’s delightful boutiques, lifestyle and homeware shops. Tangerine Beach and Noosa Stylz have a stunning range of womens clothing, accessories and shoes, while The Whitehouse have everything you need in homewares, hand-made furniture and unique gifts. Hearts & Minds is a delightful art & furniture gallery, that’s a must see. Tired feet will enjoy the soothing feel of Birkenstock shoes, while enjoying a little indulgent Belgian chocolate from Chocol’arte to the Max. There are many other shopping options on offer that are too numerous to list. The Works will care for your holiday looks, allowing ladies and men to look


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their smartest for that night on the town. But for the ultimate rejuvenation The Sheer Bliss Day Spa can offer a complete make over. The Noosa Marina offers a family-friendly, happy atmosphere where visitors are encouraged to visit and locals love to go. If you have any questions about the area, its Visitor Information Centre can help you find your way around or phone 54305000. Visit our website www.noosamarina.com.au

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Below: Imported Baldinini Bag from Italy & Arche shoes from France Available only at Dianas Shoes, Bay Village

NOOSA CLASSY LADY at Noosaville, Casual to classy fashion , shoes and accessories Located at Gympie Terrace

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Top left & right: The cool casual Bali look... Ideal for your next holiday or cruise... Available from Lotus Rose Emporium, Noosa Junction

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Recognised 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.

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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. Market Day is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, when live music attracts 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. 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. The Peregian Beach Hotel a little slice of tropical magic, nestled in the heart of the beachside village of Peregian Beach. It's open-plan dining areas blend inside and outside dining seamlessly, offering diners a welcoming environment with a relaxed 'beach' feel. The light filled bars and outdoor beer garden gives diners the chance to kick-back and enjoy a sunny afternoon that most times will extend into night. The menu offers a generous selection of tantalising dishes and wood fired pizzas that will have you coming back for more, and a tapas and small plate menu that sings with possibilities. The chefs make good use of their wood-fired oven to produce an exciting array of new age and traditional pizzas‌and a selection of tempting tapas and share plates, such as wood fired olives, wood-fired Mooloolaba Prawns; Sea salt and triple pepper Squid; Fire-roasted smokey Chorizo with caramelised Spanish onion, and char-grilled locally baked ciabatta; and an Asian Pork belly Fusion Pizza with twice roasted asian master stock pork belly, fresh chilli, wilted bok choy, house made napoletana sauce, mozzarella, oyster sauce, fresh coriander and fried rice noodles. The menu also includes a wide selection of high quality, traditional dishes including Cape Grim beef, seafood, chicken, pastas and salads, and the prices amazingly diner friendly. With a wine list that offers imported and craft beers, and a good selection of Australian wines, as well as a yummy cocktail menu, you will find it easy to complement your choices from the exciting bistro menu. There's live entertainment on Friday nights and theme dining nights all week, it pays to check out the website for upcoming events. This family friendly bistro is the perfect place to meet with friends and family, or dine with a loved one. www.peregianbeachhotel.com.au

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Noosa JUNCTION FASHION AND FOOD CENTRAL

From galleries, specialty and depar tment stores, a plethora of fabulous boutiques, supermarkets, delis and providores of fresh food, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, The Junction is the beating hear t of Noosa.

Noosa Junction Twilight Market Sample a little local flavour at the Noosa Junction Twilight Market third Friday of every month. There's something for everyone… with a focus on local artists and artisan stalls, laid-back live music, great food and the Flava Bar. Enjoy the village vibe of fun, funk, fashion and folk. Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction

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ou’ll find everything from stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and gifts-with-a-difference, boogie boards, bikinis and board shorts, 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 interesting 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.” The Junction houses banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus services. There are over 200 businesses in the area to assist with most needs. With the influx of new dining establishments like Padstow's, Village Bike and Noosa Boulangerie & Patisserie, the area is constantly evolving and reenergising its persona to meet the needs of all. With it's annual Junction Festival and other family events planned for 2016, Noosa Junction is definitely the place to keep watching.

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Très Noosa Beach Style Living

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.

NOW AVAILABLE

Make your own shell and driftwood art. Workshops every Saturday 2pm & Sunday 10am. School holidays extra days. Birthday parties, Kids & adults welcome. Bookings required.

Minx & Max Owner of Minx & Max, Deborah Chilman has a passion for fashion and sourcing the very best in labels and seasonal trends. New shoppers will be impressed with the diversity of top shelf labels to suit a range of size and taste. The boutique’s signature labels include Verge, LTB Jeans, Jean Paul, Morrison, Pepito, 0039 Italy, Meredith, Bouvier & Blacky Dress. 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 21st birthday! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go!

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

Shop 1a / 1 Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction Located on Sunshine Beach Rd. 0422 927 700 - pauline@tresnoosa.com

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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 Lotus Rose Emporium is a Noosa based, family-owned and operated business offering customers designs that are above all stylish, practical,relaxed,comfortable and affordable! Close attention is paid to all body shapes with special attention paid to the larger woman and man to assure comfort and style are still maintained while creating the perfect look and feel . The range is produced in cotton, linen, silk and rayon. Women and men's sizes up to XXXL . Lotus Rose are confident that you will find that special and individual look that will suite your personality and lifestyle . This summer season they offer wonderful, breathable fashion that will take you from beach to restaurant in style.


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Noosa Style... Light cottons, linen and silk up to size 22 for the woman and for the men to XXXL in cotton and linen. All beach style living goodies at Tres Noosa at the Junction

Mofo Men’s Apparel has re-located to Sunshine Beach Road right in the heart of the shopping precinct. This stylish and independent men’s boutique stocks internationally recognised brands, alongside smaller independent labels. Which include Cutler & Co, Duck and Cover, No Excess, Deus Customs, Stitch & Co and many more. With quality shoes and accessories to complement your new outfit, you will be ready for the party season. Mofo prides itself on their attention to customer service. Drop in and check out the new store fit out and latest designs on offer for the summer season. The Collection Gallery New to The Junction, at the end of the street on , The Collection art gallery is a must visit for lovers of fine art. With over 300 major works on show to tempt collectors and excite those who may never have seen some artists early works. Owner Leigh Murphy is a fountain of information about art and loves the opportunity to have a chat to other art lovers.

...we also carry Lula Soul, Kalypso, Firefly and Namastai labels Our own label ‘Lotus Rose’ is designed for our relaxed Noosa lifestyle... Ideal for your next cruise or getaway

INSPIRATIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT

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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

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Featuring beautiful European swimwear to suit from young to the elegantly young!... Our designer homewares, cushions, accessories and furniture complement the relaxed Noosa Beach lifestyle... drop in and be inspired...

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French & Italian Spring Collection Available at Eliza’s, Noosa Heads

Pepito in store now at Minx & Max, Noosa Junction

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Imported Baldinini shoes from Italy & Stuart Weitzman direct from New York... Available only at Dianas Shoes, Bay Village


Trelise Cooper Available at Minx & Max, Noosa Junction

Paula Ryan Razor Back Bell Dress $530 available at Zambezee Noosa Heads & Mooloolaba

French & Italian Spring Collection Available at Eliza’s, Noosa Heads Paula Ryan Long Flared Cap Sleeve Dress $395 available at Zambezee Noosa Heads & Mooloolaba

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Effortless Cool Soft silks, cottons and linens are the perfect choice of fabric for our Queensland lifestyle. Who can resist the timeless look and feel - or the subtle shades of cream, white and magnolia. With the addition of a beautiful scarf or patterned shawl you can change the look over and over again.

the beach to your favourite waterfront restaurant.

Bejewelled Bedazzlers Embellishments are here to stay. Nothing says special occasion like sequinned necklines and costume jewelled focal points on an evening gown.

Naughty Nauticals Always loving the nautical stripes. Choose a great pair of white pants, navy pants - even red if your heart so desires. Team with a long white shirt and statement jewellery piece for the perfect look. Don't forget a large handbag to carry the scarf and sunblock. If you don't have the expensive yacht - at least you'll look like you do!

Dangerous Denim It's like reliving the 70s all over again. Denim in all its shapes and forms is hot. Loving the longer-line denim skirts and short jackets that are more retro than you might think. A well-cut pair of denim jeans combined with a slinky silk shirt or casual pastel lightweight knit and great shoes will have you ready to set the world on fire. Thurley is the latest label to join Toscani’s exclusive portfolio of brands. Known for their timeless pieces that are both modern and classic, Thurley’s Spring 16’ collection is all about lace and embroidery. Mother Daughter team Maxine and Erin McMaster travel to New York, Paris and Milan to source an ever changing selection of both casual and special occasion collections with a point of difference. Other new brands include Sea New York, Self Portrait, Dodo Bar Or and Toni Maticevski. Shop instore or online www.toscani.com.au or stay up to date via Instagram @toscaniaustralia

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Above: Ready for the spring racing calendar... Shoes, bags and fascinators available from I CHERRY Shoe Noosa Junction

Monochrome Magic Black and White - the epitome of class. These colours can be worn casually or formally. The look never tires…it is timeless and oozes classic style. They are even the perfect choice for swimwear; you can throw a beautiful kaftan over the top, or wrap a stunning sarong around your waist to move from

Shiny Slip-ons and Killer Heels Add edge to your oh-so-chic casual look with comfortable mules or slip-ons. They'll not only look fabulous but they'll also prove practical for a leisurely day of shopping and lunching with friends.. And, when the opportunity arrises to keep going - make the change to a pair of sky high heels to glide seamlessly into a night dining occasion as well.


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Having spent her adult years living in the hear t of Noosa city, Anna Henbur y yearned for the farm life of her childhood. After packing up her family and embarking on a dramatic tree change, Anna now runs an iconic sustainable farm, tucked away in the Noosa Hinterlands.

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aving grown up enjoying the fresh country air and wide open spaces of a sheep and cropping farm in South Australia, the urban life of Noosa left Anna Henbury with a sense of longing she couldn’t quite shake. “Looking out of my kitchen window into my neighbours laundry just didn’t rock my boat,” says Anna, though that’s exactly what she did for more than ten years, running local business Noosa TV with her husband Mike. “Having grown up on a farm, the confines of urban living were just not me, so we started to look for some space,” says Anna. Still running Noosa TV, the couple were initially looking for about five acres when Mike decided to drop into an auction on Lawnville Road in the Noosa Hinterlands. “You could have knocked me over when he called and asked me to come and sign the forms because he had bought a 150 acre farm!” Little did they know, that overwhelmingly large property would eventually become Melsted Park, a stunning family farm dedicated to sustainability and the development of a biologically diverse ecosystem. “Initially there was panic – how were we going to look after all of this land, animals, four children and both continue to work full time?,” says Anna. “Once we were living on the farm we gradually settled back into everyday life, with picnics in the paddock, fencing and exploring added as a weekend activities.” It wasn’t until the couple’s eldest son, Lachlan, was diagnosed with – and survived - Stage 4 Lymphoma, that the plans for Melsted Park

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began to evolve. “During this time our whole life was turned completely upside down, we were in survival mode,” says Anna. “After facing a life threatening illness as a family I believe that your perspective changes, it certainly did for us. “We sold Noosa TV and decided that we would make a full time living on the farm and spend more time with our kids, and eat food that we knew.” At the heart of Henbury’s goal was to manage the farm with the least amount of chemicals, while also reducing tick numbers. The answer? Chickens. “We knew that by having house chickens we had reduced the tick numbers in the house yard, so why wouldn’t that work in the paddocks? “Slowly we have been building our flock to capacity over the past two years, we’re not quite there yet but hope to be in January 2017.” Melsted Park now sells pastured eggs, pastured chicken, pastured beef and seasonal vegetables’ from Gus’ Garden, run by the couple’s son Angus. They also trade stock with other local farmers, and also offer beef from Eumundi Beef, pork from Tamworth Flyers, and fresh honey and honey comb from another local farm. “All of the products we sell at Farm Shop are local and as chemical free as possible. “All animals are grown in an ethical way. All of our chickens are


FOOD &DRINK GOOD FOOD AND WINE NEWS

THE COOKING SCHOOL NOOSA The ever-busy Danielle Gjestland of Wasabi Restaurant and Bar fame, has recently opened The Cooking School Noosa. Now you can learn to cook just like the experts, as Wasabi's chefs and visiting celebrity chefs take you on a journey through different cuisines. Whether your penchant is for French, Japanese, modern Asian, bread making or preserving - there will be a course available to suit you. Located at 2 Quamby Place, Noosa Sound just a 'hop, skip and a jump' from Wasabi. For all info visit: www.the cookingschoolnoosa.com

RED ON THOMAS Chef Jamie Lethborg has been hard at work preparing his new menu

moved onto fresh pasture daily, as are the cows.” In addition to chemical free farming and the ethical treatment of animals, soil regeneration is a key priority for Melsted Park. “The idea is that if our soil is healthy and balanced then the food we grow will be healthy and balanced. “Human health is about what we consume – if we improve the quality of what eat, we improve our health. It all comes back to the soil. “By improving the soil we improve the pasture, by improving the pasture we improve the diversity, by improving the diversity we improve our ecosystem.” A few years ago Melsted Park became members of Landcare, who visit the property regularly, providing advice on what trees to plant during the Henbury’s annual Spring plant. “Our goal is to plant at least 300 trees each year, last year we planted to stabilise a bank that had a tendency to slip. “This year we will begin to create a corridor from an adjoining piece of land through our creek and up to another property.” Though Anna admits farming life is demanding, she says the tree change has been both a literal and figurative breath of fresh air for her and her family. “It’s great to see the kids enjoy the space on the farm, one of their favourite things to do on the weekend is to go exploring,” she says. “They pack a backpack with all of their essentials and head off, we see them again when they are hungry for more than they have taken with them.” While things don’t always go to plan, the Henburys believe it’s important to visualise what you want out of life and make it happen - and they’ve created a vision board to achieve just that. “If life doesn’t feel right we read this and tweak it, it’s amazing how one small word can change so much. “My motto is: be brave to make it different – change the things you can and let go of the things you can’t - make your life your own.” Melsted Park’s Farm Shop is open to the public each Saturday morning from 8-11am, and farm walks are held throughout the year.

items for Spring. And, behind the bar, head barman 'Frizza' has been designing stunning cocktails. It's time to join the welcoming crew for a new season taste test. As Molly Meldrum would say 'Do yourself a favour'!

PASTA PRONTO A Locals Favourite… Recognised with numerous awards, this quaint little restaurant in Noosa Junction offers diners a 'homey' atmosphere similar to the family-run restaurants in Italy. Owners Carlos and his chef wife Flavia are welcoming hosts who deliver fresh, authentic Italian pastas and pizzas prepared daily with love. Vegans and gluten-free options are readily available. And, don't forget to indulge in a true Italian coffee with you dessert. Of course, if you're looking for a quick dinner before the theatre, they also cater for your needs with a special package available. Take-away is also available and extremely convenient for those in a rush.

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Celebrating 19 years in Noosa Dine in & Take away Fully licensed and BYO Vegan and Gluten free options available.

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overlooking the river - noosaville Share plates and Tapas dishes are our specialty...

With 7 beers and ciders on-tap, a great cocktail list and wines to suit any dining option Open: Mon - Thurs 3pm till late Friday - Sunday 12 midday till late

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY Check us on Facebook: istapas -

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ROCOCO BISTRO Set amid Noosa’s world renowned Hastings Street, Rococo epitomises simply the best hospitality Noosa has to offer. Dine alfresco to the magical sounds of classic standards, lounge, jazz, show-tunes & cabaret. Sip cocktails by the baby grand in the piano bar. Enjoy a vintage wine or champagne while watching the foot traffic waltz by. Dine on contemporary Italian cuisine featuring some of the region’s great produce.

Rococo is a multi award-winning restaurant; relaxed and casually sophisticated with exceptional service, culminating in an unforgettable dining experience. PIANO BAR An oasis of cool, tucked discreetly under a canopy of shady trees and opening into the bistro. Locals and visitors meet, mingle and groove into the evening hours with fabulous cocktails, draught beers and first class wines selected from around the world. The sounds of our talented resident artists, Craig Bowen and Spanish Flamenco duo Flamerique, flow through the restaurant each night. You can expect an array of modern, classic and original music to ensure a great night for all.

Featured dishes Spuntino Smoked Trout a la Nicoise, Cardini’s coddled egg & anchovy dressing

Secondi Milk fed Veal Tenderlion, Sweet pumpkin & sultana tortelli, pistachio nut, burnt butter, lemon & sage.

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STEAK, SEAFOOD, PASTA & TAPAS

LIVE MUSIC Fri & Sat nights - NEW TAPAS MENU and FULL DINNER MENU Great WINE, BEER and COCKTAILS - Open until late BREAKFAST Sat & Sun RED ON THOMAS 4 Thomas St Noosaville Phone 07 5474 4399 Open - Mon - Thu 4pm till late - Fri 12 midday till late Sat & Sun 8am till late www.redonthomas.com.au dine in /take away available

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Ph 0434 190 573 2 Parkyn Court, Noosa Marina Tewantin www.italianmarina.com www.facebook.com/italianmarina Don’t forget to book us for your next function

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FOR THE KIDS

If calories aren’t a problem, here’s a little treat that will taste as good as it looks! For presentation: 1 chocolate dipped and sprinkle covered glass 1 long straw 4 different candles of you choosing whipped cream sprinkles Method: Before pouring the mixture into the glass, create a chocolate rim around Decorate: Create you masterpiece! Have fun making nice patterns with the candles.

To marketk..e. t! to mar Local farmers markets: Noosa Farmers Market - food & local musicians at Noosa Aust Rules Football Club every Sun 7am - 12pm 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 - Local produce & local musicians every Sat Bruce Hwy Nambour

Thai / Japanese / Chinese / Malaysian / Filipino Fully Licensed and BYO (wine $3 corkage per bottle) Take Away & Asian Groceries Available Perfect Venue for Parties, Mothers’ Meetings, Club Events, Weddings & Anniversaries

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

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elmondos is located in the Noosaville industrial precinct and has become Noosa’s go-to place for all things organic, locally produced and just plain good for you. A range of businesses are set-up inside the awardwinning Organic Market with each offering all the ingredients needed for a healthy, happy lifestyle. The team from Bio Shop Noosa are passionate about organics and Bios Shop is your everyday organic grocer with quality, seasonal fruit and vegetables plus a wide variety of grocery items sourced from only the best organic producers. Meat-eaters will love Eumundi Meats, the Sunshine Coast’s leading organic and free-range butcher who specialises in organic and pasture-raised beef and poultry, organic and free range lamb, Bangalow ‘sweet’ pork, gluten, preservative-free and paleo sausages, plus an impressive range of charcuterie products. The mouth-watering Voodoo Bacon is also available at Belmondos Organic Market and is a must-try for anyone who wants to experience the Southern-style, dry cured, delicious bacon. Bread is a basic staple in most diets but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring or bland. 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. Those who need to eat on the run don’t have to settle for fast food thanks Vanilla Foods’ chef Nilla Tomkins’ range of 100 per cent organic meals available for breakfast, lunch and takeaway. And with spring here, it’s the perfect time to

introduce the Vanilla Foods Smoothie Bar serving up wholesome smoothies and bowls packed full of flavour and organic, freshly prepared ingredients. Noosa Cleanse offers certified organic cold press juices and cleanses to help put a spring in anyone’s step this season. As Australia’s first cold presses juice company, Noosa Cleanse is fast becoming known for their juices and broths that help give your insides a rest from breaking down heavily processed and nutritionally black foods. Belmondos Organic Markets also have catering covered thanks to Spoon Fed Catering, one of Noosa’s finest caterers, run by Mia Daskalu. All menus are made from high-quality, fresh ingredients and are suitable for a wide range of functions from weddings to alfresco dinner parties. Spoon Fed has teamed up with Bottle Fed, operated by Paul Johnson, whose offering of bar services create a complete function package that takes catering to a whole new level. For the skin, health and well-being, Yukti Botanicals offers a natural pharmacy, day spa and treatment centre specialising in an unrivalled mix of natural supplements, therapies and traditional Ayurvedic medicines. After all the shopping is done, Clandestino Roasters serve up some of the region’s best coffee with single origins, single estates and blend beans all roasted on-site. 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 the many barista courses from beginner through to advanced. Visit Belmondos Organic Market for all your health and well-being needs


BUDDHA on Hastings... a new and vibrant gathering place that embraces its prime Hastings Street location and offers a diverse range of spaces to drink, dine and lounge. Serving modern Asian inspired quality food in a high-energy atmosphere, Buddha on Hastings offers Noosa its first ever food focused late night lounge bar, where first class hospitality and Asian inspired flavours are celebrated well into the evening. Buddha on Hastings is spearheaded by Head Chef Joo who has come from one of Noosa’s most highly regarded Restaurants in Sunshine Beach and who has designed an extensive and delectable menu. Buddha on Hastings is open 5 days a week for lunch, Wednesday through to Sunday and 7 nights a week for dinner, with an emphasis on share plates and plenty of Asian inspired cocktails.

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by Scott Mathias, author of International bestseller ‘GoVegan Recipe Book” • Vegan - Gluten Free • Dairy Free • No processed food • No white sugar

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Adjusting to Noosa’s ‘Fruity Fickleness’ Scott Mathias CHHC. AADP – Author & GoVegan Deli Founder

Spring is full of clichés; suffice to say IT IS a time for physical and spiritual reinvigoration. What program you might ask?

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love it when folk around me talk about spring in Noosa when in fact this winter just past has been ‘spring all along’ – in the 16 years I have been here I cannot remember such a warmer winter. This means when spring officially arrived it was a ‘seamless’ transition from one date on the calendar to another. This ‘state’ in itself, can present issues for the physical because traditionally the body clock resets itself based on the seasons – this aside I decided to play ball with this ‘seasonal fickleness’ and adopt SPRING FOOD status anyway. Spring food in Noosa looks like bananas, grapefruit, lemons, Asian greens, avocados, papaya (paw paw) pineapple, strawberry, kiwifruit, spring onions and spinach. One just has to go to the famous Noosa Farmers market on Sunday mornings to see exactly what’s on offer and you WILL be amazed. We don’t suffer the massive seasonal variations they do down south, in-fact our summers are the poorest growing season. Spring IS the best time of the year, ‘me thinks’. Just take a look at our GoVegan Deli edible flower, herb and vege-wall – its nearly new, but already it’s ‘going off’. We pick a few morsels each day to go into our green salads, wraps or as accompaniment to our famous gluten free vege-burgers, gluten free savoury ‘pumping waffle’ as I call it (because its full of healthy pumpkin, dehydrated to retain maximum nutritional impact). Our visitors are amazed all the flowers are actually edible and form part of the ‘spring retinue’ of colourful entrants at a time of year where flowers struggle to have a place, aside from daffodils. Full of antioxidants – free radical scavengers – flowers should play an important roll in your daily intake of plant based nutrients. We grow a lot of pineapple sage – its hardy and gives a plate a total lift in colour and appeal. We have garlic chive flowers at this time of year along with nasturtium and lots of flowering rocket and pink geraniums.

In many ways spring personifies beauty and invigoration. It sets the tone for the arrival of summer, which takes on a completely different hue – for another edition.

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I start my spring day with spring fruit; a simple banana, orange, kiwi, pineapple and strawberry smoothie. In fact I can honestly say that a 300ml glass of mixed fruit really puts spring into my step and my colon – the enzymes on fruit actually support the release of yesterday’s unwanted food waste. On that interesting fact I bid you a kind welcome to spring in Noosa and look forward to seeing you at ‘Noosa’s Great Growing Wall’ – GoVegan Deli in Thomas Street, Noosaville for all beautiful vegan, gluten and dairy free, sugar and grain free food. Bounce on in and say HI


Tea-smoked Trout This dish is one of our old flames, literally. A studio kitchen was almost burnt down the last time Will smoked trout on national television! It all turned out well in the end and with that kind of experience under our belts we’re sure you’ll feel safe in trusting us to guide you along the way with this recipe. Prep & Cook Time: 2 1⁄2 hours Serves: 4 To smoke your trout, you will need a simple metal smoking box. 1. Place the fish in a dish large enough to lay them flat, then cover with the brine Ingredients. Cover the dish with cling film and allow the fish to brine for at least 2 hours in the fridge. 2. Soak the woodchips in the apple juice for 1 hour. 3. Drain the woodchips and scatter them thinly over the smoking box tray. Add the tea leaves to the smoking box and seal with the lid. 4. Remove the trout from the brine and pat them completely dry inside and out with paper towel. 5. Take the smoke box outside but keep it away from any direct wind. Light the burner on the smoking box and allow the smoke to develop, this will take about 10–15 minutes. Remove the lid and place the fish in the smoking box. Close the lid and smoke for 12–14 minutes until the skin darkens and can be easily peeled from the flesh. 6. Remove the fish from the smoking box and allow them to cool slightly before peeling off the skin. Try to keep the head and tail intact. Serve the fish on a large plate with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkling of dill and a few slices of lemon. 2 rainbow trout, cleaned and gutted 2 cups small cut woodchips 2 cups apple juice 4 apple and elderflower teabags, tea leaves only extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle dill fronds, to serve 2 lemons, sliced BRINE: 4 tablespoons sea salt flakes 2 tablespoons brown sugar 4 apple and elderflower teabags (feel free to flavour the brine with any kind of teayou like) 2 litres cold water or enoughto cover the fish

WILL and STEVE Home Cook, Aspiring Chef Reinventions of classics from the Winners of My Kitchen Rules Published by: Harlequin RRP $39.99 More than 100 spectacular recipes suitable for both the home cook and the aspiring chef from the winners of MKR 2015. Inspired by Will and Steve's passion for freshness, flavour and damn good food. A combination of their English heritage, their appreciation for Australian produce - and a desire to reinvent the classics. Their innovative twists on traditional and time-honoured techniques result in some spectacular recipes.

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his is a great way to use green bananas in a salad. The natural sweetness of Australian bananas balances the chilli. Use a food processor or mortar and pestle to crush the dressing ingredients for best results. The secret of this salad is to shred and chop all the ingredients well - except the bananas. Prepare this just before you want to eat and serve as a side dish with seafood or chicken.

Ingredientts: 2 green or just ripe bananas, sliced (last minute) 60 gm or 1/3 cup light palm sugar 2 tablespoons boiling water 2 x cleaned coriander roots and some stems, chopped 1 clove of garlic 1 small red chilli, chopped ¼ cup lemon or lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 x 250 gm punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped into odd large and small pieces - add the seeds and juices to the bowl ½ a small Spanish onion, shredded very fine 1 ½ cups Lebanese cucumber, sliced or 1 large Lebanese cucumber, shredded ¼ cup dry roasted peanuts, crushed

Method: Place the palm sugar and boiling water in a bowl and set aside to cool. Place the coriander, chilli, lemon juice, sugar, water, fish sauce and garlic in a food processor and process until fine. Pour into a medium sized bowl. Add the chopped tomatoes, Spanish onion and cucumber to the bowl. Then add the finely sliced green banana. Toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts and extra coriander.


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Asparagus It’s time to wave those luscious spears and cheer. Aussie asparagus is much loved for both its eating qualities and amazing versatility.

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rilled or pan-roasted spears are a delicious way to start the day while boosting our veggie quota. And, asparagus also provides a perfect solution for lightening up your BBQ fare for gatherings of family and

friends. Picture delicious spears sizzling on the BBQ, platters of tender just -cooked spears and cool salads with crunchy fresh asparagus adding vibrancy. It's also perfect in • Soups • Salads • Omelette • Frittata • Quiche • Tarts • Risotto • Pasta • Pizza • Burgers • Wraps • Bruschetta • Fritters • Sauces • Salsas • Toasted sandwiches • Dips • Pesto • And much, much more! Asparagus also suits most cooking methods • Grill • BBQ • Stir-fry • Microwave • Oven roast • Blanch • Steam • Boil • Pickle It's also quick and easy to prepare and cook – simply snap or trim any woody ends, and you’re only minutes away from boosting your vegetable intake in the most delicious way. Take it from Accredited Practising Dietitian Glenn Cardwell who says, “Why take a supplement when asparagus can provide us with essential nutrients like the essential B group vitamins folate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and biotin, along with vitamin C?” If you're looking for inspiration and delicious recipes please visit: www.asparagus.com.au

Our new spring menu is a celebration of local flavours and innovative techniques.

Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, All Day Dining in the Bar and Dinner. For bookings contact Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita T 5449 4754 E beachhouse.noosa@sofitel.com 14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads noosabeachhousepk.com.au

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TRY THESE DELICIOUS RECIPES

DECADENT SHAKES Milkshakes with more By: Matthew, Sarah & Brendan Aouad Published by: New Holland Publishers $26.99 Monster milkshakes took the world by storm earlier this year, becoming a huge international trend for lovers of milkshakes and sweet treats alike. It's clear that happily sipping away on a treat laden milkshake, dripping in excess chocolate and sweets evokes a sense of delicious indulgence, to which nothing else will ever come close. Now, The Vogue Café based in Sydney is helping you create you own Decadent Shakes at home, letting your imagination run wild, as you create the shakes of your wildest dreams and enjoy the mouth-watering decadence that results

SPECIAL DELIVERY FAVOURITE FOOD TO MAKE & TAKE By: Annabel Crabb & Wendy Sharpe Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $39.99 Host of top-rating ABC TV show Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel Crabb, shares recipes for fabulous food that travels. In Annabel Crabb’s accidental second career as the host of political cooking show Kitchen Cabinet, she negotiates her way into the homes of Australian politicians, bringing dessert - the internationally recognised culinary code for ‘I come in peace’. But food is a language that says so much more than ‘Please let me in, Madam Speaker’. To friends and family, food can say everything from ‘I’m sorry you had a bad day’ to ‘Congratulations, you clever thing’. And it means still more when brought to the door. Now, in Special Delivery, Annabel has teamed up with her best friend from childhood, fellow food tragic and Kitchen Cabinet recipe consultant Wendy Sharpe, to bring you recipes for those knockout desserts as well as tons more ideas for soups, salads, pastries, breads and other treats ideally suited to make and take to those you love. Each recipe is offered up with transport instructions - or an implicit promise to look the other way if you just want to eat it straight from the tin.

NAKED CAKES SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE CREATIONS By: Lyndel Miller Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $49.99 Recipes and inspiration for making, decorating and displaying naked cakes Fondant haters, lazy bakers and time-poor hosts rejoice! These naked cakes are achievable, budget friendly and swoon-worthy--and they provide an ideal opportunity to experiment with and display your individual creativity. Beautiful, rustic and organic in form, naked cakes are always tiered, with filling and frosting between layers but never on the outside--thus 'naked'.

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ig city cocktails are on offer at Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley, where you'll find Cocktail Bar Supervisor, Lette who recently returned from an inspirational trip through Japan. On a special tasting evening, Lette told guests how on her travels she had been captivated by Japanese culture and cuisine, inspiring her to create a tantalising selection of new and exotic cocktails unique to the Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar. Each cocktail was given a distinctive name, Shiso Good, Enoki Gibson, Nashi Treacle, Ginger Geisha - and were not only 'pretty as a picture' but the tastes were 'to die for'.

Enoki Gibson

Ingredients: 50mL Botanist Gin 10mL house mushroom infused dry sherry 2 dashes Umami Bitters Glass: Coupe glass or Martini glass Method: Build all ingredients over ice in a Boston glass Strain with a julep strainer Garnish: Soy misted Enoki Balsamic infused onions

Definitely worth the trip to town. Emporium Hotel, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley www.emporiumhotels.com.au

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TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY

Montenegro Amaro Italiano

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sing pure Australian wheat and twice carbon filtered Sydney water, this original vodka leads with a subtle, natural sweetness followed by crisp apple and mint notes that delicately linger. RRP $ 68.99 Available nationally Dan Murphy's and selected outlets.

ake your senses on a journey and discover the alluring and complex taste of Italy’s finest liqueur, Amaro Montenegro. Traditionally consumed as an aperitif, clever Australian bartenders are now moving away from this conventional stereotype and creating contemporary cocktails that are intricate in flavour and rouse the senses. At the forefront of this movement is Australian Montenegro Brand Ambassador, Jackson Thornton who is working to create an alluring, intriguing and complex flavour profiles and new ways to consume Montenegro. From re-imagined classics to today’s innovative cocktails from around the globe, Montenegro emanates classic European lifestyle and culture with a touch of mystery and an unforgettable secret recipe that has remained unchanged for more than a century. With forty botanicals from around the world, water from Italy’s Gran Sasso Mountains and a secret ingredient, the taste of Montenegro is initially sweet, with a hint of orange peel, coriander, tea, caramel and chestnut honey before melting into a bitter and velvety finish.

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ine expert John Quinn and Lindt Australia CEO Steve Loane have launched a new wine retail concept that has assembled a virtual Dream Team of Australia's most decorated winemakers. Iconic Winemakers is a new “prestige over price” online venture that is the first retailer to focus solely on Australian wine from elite independent winemakers. Quinn has held top management roles for Penfolds, Wynns, Coonawarra Estate and Lindeman’s among others.

Loane’s influence on chocolatier giant Lindt in Australia has been profound since taking the CEO role in 2001, taking sales from $5million when he started to $200 million in 2015. Lindt was voted most trusted chocolate brand in Australia by Readers Digest after 15 years of Cadbury Dominance. “An Iconic Winemaker is one of Australia’s best credentialed winemakers, who has made their name building many of our most-loved brands before going on to produce wine under their own label,” Quinn explained. “If you picture the great Max Schubert, who created Grange, leaving Penfolds to start Schubert’s Wines – that’s an Iconic Winemaker. “Our talent has excelled with Lindeman’s, Penfolds, Hardy’s, Houghton’s, Orlando, Rosemount, Seppelt, Tyrrell’s - the list goes on. They have typically also advised in the ‘old world’ wine regions of France, Italy and Germany. So career-wise they are at the top of their game.”


THAI ME UP BABY Fill a tall glass with crushed ice, fresh lychees, lime wedges, sliced chilies, then pour in 20ml Domaine de Canton; 20ml Paraiso; 20ml Havana Club then top with ginger beer. The perfect cocktail to enjoy on a bright and breezy Spring day!

RED SOUR A new take on a New York Whiskey Sour Take a mason jar and sugar the rim then dip into toasted almonds. Add ice, 30ml Dissarano; 30ml Grand Marnier; fresh lemon juice and a dash of Merlot. Finish off with a maraschino cherry and enjoy.

Just in time for the Christmas table this year, are two of Sirromet Wines finest offerings.

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Winemakers include Tasmania’s Samantha Connew, who was crowned International Red Winemaker of the Year, former Penfolds senior winemaker Daryl Groom, who is now making a big mark in the US, and celebrated former Hardy’s senior winemaker Larry Cherubino. Referencing common discount-led online retailers led by major retailers, Quinn explained what Iconic Winemakers is not. “Discounted wines, old label clearances or pushing mixed dozens to move dormant stock is not us. What makes Iconic Winemakers unique is that we’re driven by quality, not a price point,” he said. “Our selection is not available in bottle shops or big retail chains. It is free to subscribe and there are no obligations or compulsory delivery cycles, so you don’t have a mixed case turning up on your doorstep every three months and an unwanted credit card charge.” Loane sees similarities between the Iconic Winemakers premise and what has made Lindt a giant in the FMCG space.

“When I came to Lindt 19 years ago, everyone was a milk chocolate person and we were told by major customers ‘Australians don’t want to pay that amount of money for chocolate, and dark chocolate is never going to be a main player in the market place’, ” he said. “We now have 15% of the block market share with dark chocolate because the market has changed. Consumers are more educated and prefer just a few quality pieces of chocolate at night – less is more. “The wine market is similar. Local consumers are more educated than ever about wine and don’t buy solely on price. This changing consumer will appreciate our proposition.” Iconic Winemakers will introduce new winemakers regularly, with wines currently ranging from $20-75. To learn more about Iconic Winemakers, visit www.iconicwinemakers.com.au

2014 Signature Collection Shiraz Viognier $35 Sourced from Blocks 3 and 26 from Seven Scenes Vineyard, this is a distinctive Granite Belt cool climate Syrah style; very delicate, with varietal characters of intense cherries and plum, a touch of white pepper and lovely hints of apricot and oranges from the Viognier. Firm tannins, good intensity with balanced supporting French and American oak.

2014 Le Sauvage Pinot Noir $89 A medium-bodied Pinot Noir with soft, intense, perfumed fruit showing stylish and refined tannins with balanced acidity. Layers of strawberry and cherry with rhubarb notes and touches of earthy beetroot and cherry tomato notes.

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The thick walled masonry construction is bold in form and material yet calm and soothing in ambience. The house sits on and within the dune, viewing seaward, high above the beach.


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Masterpiece Envisioned for the ultimate holiday lifestyle, this landmark residence is one of a privileged few to enjoy absolute beachfrontage at the exclusive northern end of Sunshine Beach. Set on 1286sqm of land with its own landscaped path to the surf and sand, the flawless architecture by John Burgess has resulted in an astonishing degree of exposure to the ocean while still providing the practical advantages of protection and privacy.

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Four enormous bedrooms on the upper level– all with their own marble and mosaic-tiled bathroom provide tranquil spaces to retreat to, including the master complete with dressing room, private deck and luxurious ensuite looking out to sea. There is clever flexibility within the home, with a private corner perfect as either a large office or fifth bedroom guest suite. Part of a laid back beach community, it is just metres from the Noosa National Park and bush walks to Alexandra Bay. Village shops and restaurants plus the Sunshine Beach Surf Club are a short walk via the beach. Features: State-of-the-art Corian and stainless steel kitchen with walk-in pantry and Butler’s servery, designated TV den and adjoining multi-purpose playroom, study, home theatre, temperature controlled wine cellar, outdoor shower, surfboard room, two powder rooms, garaging for up to 3 cars with internal access, gated driveway and landscaped garden forecourt, ducted air conditioning, security system, plus abundant storage throughout.

46 Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach 7 bed / 5 bath / 3 + 3 car / pool Absolute beachfront Price: $18,000,000 Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 www.offermann.com.au Tom Offermann 0412 711 888 Eric Seeto 0419 757 770

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he Oasis, overlooking the golf course’s spectacular 11th and 17th hole, comprises a range of homes unique in their quality, luxury and prestige. Ten of the landscaped allotments, each at least 800sq m in size, are already built on. Three of these homes are for sale with the remaining 17 lots being sold as house and land packages. And they are certain to be snapped up. Each home is designed by Noosa Architect Peter Hull, who has developed a reputation for the homes he has already designed in Noosa Springs – residences that reflect the lifestyle and liveability of modern Noosa. They will be built by Noosa Building Company Ian Layton Constructions, whose attention to detail and quality of work is renowned. Both Architect and builder encourage owners to raise their own design ideas and are keen to discuss how they may be adapted to suit the lot of their choice. The Oasis residences offer luxury on a grand scale. The homes already completed comprise a mix of a single story and double story. The single story homes have four bedrooms and four bathrooms, generous indoor and outdoor living areas, and outstanding views over the golf course and the tropical woodland. The double story homes have five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, and offer even more spectacular outlooks over the golf course and lakes. Then there’s the resort itself – only a few minutes away by golf cart - where residents will find the clubhouse, bar, award-winning restaurant, spa and fitness centres, tennis courts and heated swimming pool. If you are interested in securing a lifestyle that most people can only dream about, arrange an inspection with Bron Collins, in the Real Estate Sanctuary beside the waterfall outside the clubhouse. Reach her at (07) 5440 3341, mobile 0407 492 824, email bronwync@noosasprings.com.au. It will be a meeting that could change your life.

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HomeSpace By: Darren Palmer Published by: Murdoch Books RRP $39.99 How do we create a home that suits our needs and supports our lives? In HomeSpace, Darren Palmer popular judge from The Block, and regular columnist for Australian House & Garden magazine, shares his insights on our relationship with living spaces and offers a variety of approaches to turning a house into something much more personal. No matter how different our lifestyles and budgets, Darren demonstrates how we can all follow some fundamental design processes that are key to transforming interior spaces. The design solutions he brings to life include styling a tailor-made living room, choosing the right floor covering, creating a great kid's room, making a stylish bed and how to achieve the perfect kitchen. The case studies within this book are all homes designed by Darren. They range from a resort-style house; a heritage apartment that includes a home office; a warehouse conversion; and a character-filled home for young children and lots of pets. He takes us through the story of each transformation in detail imparting a wealth of interior design wisdom.

THE PERFECT DUO: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATH AND BASIN FOR YOUR BATHROOM‌

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Bathrooms are one of the most important and versatile rooms in your home and you can draw inspiration from all walks of life to create a space that is certain to turn heads . But designing a bathroom for your new or soon to be renovated home is a tough and time consuming task. There are many elements to consider including size and shape of the space, theme, usage, costs and more. It’s important to not only design the right space but to also select the right fittings and fixtures to ensure that you enjoy your bathroom for years to come. Luxury freestanding bath brand Victoria + Albert understand that selecting the right bath and basin for your space can be a challenging task. To make it easier, they have provided their top tips to help you find the perfect bath and basin duo. Style it out: The internet is jam-packed full of inspiration, but before you start planning


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A LITTLE HAMPTONS... PART OF THE OZZIO RANGE the Vivalta chair is a hand-crafted Italian masterpiece. Sleek, stylish and functional, this metal frame chair with leather covering is suitable for a variety of modern living spaces. Available in a range of coloured leathers, Vivalta is designed with both quality and elegance at its core. Design Initial, www.designinitial.com.au, 07 5479 3286 your space, consider what your bathroom is for, and which style you’re aiming to create. Will it be a relaxing, spa-like space for adults, a busy family bathroom, or a compact en suite? Ensure you know who will be using it as use will determine product and material choice. Consider the theme and style you want to convey and use this inspiration to create your bathroom design. Call in the experts: Seek expert advice to help provide both design and construction services. If you want to create something dramatically different, professionals can arm you with all the information you need to help you plan your space, storage, and which items you will need in your new bathroom. Don’t be afraid to show your personality: Mix and match designs and styles give personality and vibrancy to your bathroom, while varying textures and finishes add depth to your space. Consider making the bath and basin the practical and visual centrepieces of the room by mixing different materials to create a personalised and eclectic look. Practicality is key: Contrary to popular belief, a freestanding bath opens up the wall and floor, creating a sense of light and space. The majority of homes feature built-in bathtubs which can box off the space. Victoria + Albert offer a wide range of freestanding baths that are perfect for maximising small rooms and help give the illusion of more space. Pair these with wall-mounted basins for a streamlined feel. Wall-mounted basins do not have cabinets below, leaving more visible floor space which gives the illusion of more room. For more information about Victoria + Albert, please visit www.vandabaths.com/aus.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND MARVEL PRESENT

A unique collection of customised HarleyDavidson Motorcycles Inspired by Marvel characters

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arley-Davidson (H-D) and Marvel unveil Super Hero Customs, a collection of custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles inspired by some of the most powerful and iconic Marvel characters. For over 110 years, H-D has championed personal freedom and individuality through customisation of its motorcycles. Today, it reignites that passion by unveiling 27 custom motorcycles, each one uniquely designed to reflect the personality and traits of a Marvel Super Hero. Just like characters in the Marvel universe, no two customised Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the same; different powers, agilities and looks. The collaboration showcases some of the most popular Marvel characters and Harley-Davidson models - a Grootinspired Street Glide Special from the Touring range, a Thor-inspired Breakout from the Softail family, and a Black Widow-inspired Iron

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883 from the Sportster family to highlight just a few. 2016 also marks the 75th anniversary of Captain America’s first appearance in a Marvel comic. Harley-Davidson spokesperson, David Turney says, “The spirit of freedom is alive and thriving in the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Like Captain America, it leads from the front with strength, power and endurance, enabling you to venture to new worlds and beyond.” “We customised the Captain America Street Glide Special to inspire Harley-Davidson dealers across Australia and New Zealand to create their own Marvel character inspired custom motorcycle using the wider H-D range. The results have been phenomenal. A true combination of super powers, with over 16 Marvel characters represented,” Turney says. "Harley-Davidson and its dealers have done an amazing job with this Marvel inspired collection. It’s exciting to see such a rich legacy of iconic characters and their individual stories so creatively captured," said Gavin Ashcroft CMO of the Walt Disney Company AUNZ. Harley-Davidson and Marvel fans can visit participating HarleyDavidson dealerships, which will have their individual Super Hero Custom motorcycle on display: Or visit: www.hdmarvelcustoms.com to vote for their favourite character, trait or bike.


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From the world's most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 430 kW/585 hp, the extensively modified suspension, the new aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for an especially dynamic driving experience. Even from afar, the exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special paintwork leaves no doubt as to the sports car's origin, having spent most of its development time in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring racetrack.

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itMercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. "Our sports-car and performance brand AMG has its roots in motorsport and, ever since its formation, has repeatedly faced up to the competition on the racetrack. These genes are particularly prevalent in the new AMG GT R. Boasting a wealth of technological innovations, the new top-of-the-range model is proof of the close collaboration between our constructors of racing cars and road-going vehicles," states Professor Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

This road-going sports car with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions offers an ultimate driving experience that allows people to feel our motorsport origins in every fibre. It combines the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. Those with petrol in their veins will be thrilled by the radical longitudinal and lateral acceleration, the precise turn-in, and the sensational grip. We have modified all performancerelevant components and linked them together intelligently for maximum driving dynamics," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. More power, more torque, faster response: the engine The heart of the new high-performance athlete is pumping stronger than ever: the AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine in the AMG GT R has an output of 430 kW (585 hp), which is 55 kW (75 hp) more than the previous top-of-the-range engine in the GT S. The peak torque of 700 Nm is available between 1900 and 5500 rpm. Figures such as 3.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and a top speed of 318 km/h, combined with the outstanding driving dynamics, will undoubtedly translate into extremely fast laps on the racetrack. The new exclusive colour "AMG green hell magno" alone establishes a visual link to the "Green Hell", the nickname for the legendary "North Loop" of the Nurburgring, emphasising that the car's roots are firmly embedded in the racetrack.

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Adventure TRAVEL TICK ONE FOR THE BUCKET LIST TRIPS

An adventure loving (to a point), four-wheel driver’s secret dream is a trip to the ‘Cape”... That’s Cape York the northern most tip of Australia. Words & Photos: Tom Murray

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aving thought about it for a few years now, Josh, my son (who is a Land Rover fanatic) and I decided in-between deadlines that July 2016 was now-or-never time. Despite being a member of a Land Rover drivers’ club with 90 or so members, we were the only ones ready to rock and roll (literally). Not being satisfied with a perfectly comfortable Range Rover with air-conditioning, air bag suspension and lovely sheepskin covered seats, we decided that an ex-army Land Rover with no refinements would be better, well at least it started out that way. Me being a little more of a luxury lover demanded air-con be installed and power steering added, as I’m not as strong as I used to be - and some sound and heat proofing so the crocs (that’s the shoes, not the snappy type) don’t stick to the metal floor. A few more modifications, a built in kitchen, fridge freezer, hot water maker (didn’t work after it was installed) extra fuel and water tanks, endless trips to BCF, Bunnings and Super Cheap - we were ready for action. Without boring you with all the details, the trip just just under 6,000 klms from the Noosa and return to Gold Coast took about 21 days. We drove straight to the Cape up the Peninsula Development Road which starts up past Mareeba, surprisingly apart from horrendous corrugations it’s a relatively easy drive, as demonstrated by the amount of grey-haired nomads making the trip in their new Land Cruisers with a range of caravans, camper trailers, boats etc swaying on the back. If you don’t like a little red dirt and dust it’s probably not going to be enjoyable, having said that, it’s a pretty comfortable trip if you take your time. Fuel, food, camping spots and hot showers are readily available every few hundred klms so there’s really no need to go overboard with equipment and extra water etc - unless you are going well off the beaten track. The scenery - red dirt and dust, eventually turns into spectacular aqua blues as you reach the ‘tip’, beautiful sunsets, white beaches, crystal clear rivers and waterfalls open your eyes to the beauty which is hidden in this northern paradise - just waiting for you to find it. A trip over to Thursday Island from Seisia just 35klms approximately south from the Cape is also a must, the tranquil blue waters are home to the beautiful blue painted lobsters, which you can see on one of the many guided tours around the island. Unfortunately like most of our best Australian produce they’re exported live to China, although some frozen meat is available for around $55 a kilo. Just make sure you take an esky. We didn’t and Kaylene will never forgive us! Also a must-see is the Green Hill fortifications on top of the hill, which were built in 1891 to hold off the possible invasion of the Russians at bay. With 12 guns in

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total with a 5 klm range, they made sure we weren’t going to be drinking vodka for a few more years to come! Lunch at the Torres Strait pub at $15 for a beautiful fresh piece of Spanish Mackerel and salad is a great deal, unfortunately for some - beer is actually cheaper than a bottle of water so be prepared... Preparation for the trip is still a major planning exercise so to help with that we have enlisted the knowledge of a local who has written the ultimate guide to the whole of Cape York, some 300 pages as an E-Book available on the internet, see the details at the end of story. Katrin Holmsten is the author and a resident of Bamaga which is around 32kms south of the ‘Tip’. She is also the partner of the local RACQ man Mark O’Hagan, who has the unenviable task of covering near on 600 klms of territory.

The inside knowledge from local and author Katrin Holmsten In late July 2016, I had just got home from doing some Cape York tracks, when Tom and Josh Murray turned up at our place in Bamaga, at the tip of Cape York Peninsula, where my partner Mark owns the RACQ towing and mechanical services business Cape York Spares and Repairs. Needing their diffs replaced after the crossing of Nolans Brook, we had a good chat and I was inspired to write a bit about our part of the world.

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t is a beautiful part, very different from the rest of Australia. It is wild, it is a lot less developed, it is rich in nature and culture. Dominated by the culture of Torres Strait Islanders, there is also the Aboriginal, the European, and (mostly in the past) also the Asian - mainly in the pearling history. Pearl diving used to be huge, today there are still a few working farms left on a couple of islands that you can visit. The whole trip to the Tip is ideally done in a four wheel drive, even though you can also fly to the Tip and also the Torres Strait - there is no reason why everyone of us would not be able to turn it into their own great four wheel drive adventure. The thing is, you don't need to do the hard four wheel drive tracks, even if you do the tracks, you don't need to do the hardest parts, there are bypass roads and bypass tracks around all the hard stuff, and you can take it exactly to the level that suits you, your gear and experience. You can rough it or stay in resorts, you can fly it or have an adventure on the tracks, it is entirely up to you, but the best fun is to be had if you drive all the tracks


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and creek and river crossings. Planning: People often don't know where to start as there is not so much information available. A good start for planning is the FREE Pocket Guide at http://www.cape-york-australia.com/cape-yorktravel.html - a Cape York website business that I run from an ideal location - the Tip of the Peninsula. It gives you an idea what is there and why most people visit Cape York. It discusses in depth the advantages and disadvantages of each month, so you can work out which time of the year is best for you to visit. It gives you a short overview on what are the best options to get here and get around, and what kind of accommodation is available. It gives you a short description of places and how much time you should plan for the whole trip, and gives you advice on how to count your budget and work out roughly how much you would expect it all to cost you. Preparation: The most important part of the preparation is the preparation of your vehicle. And the key thing

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don't want to hang around and wait for up to a week for the parts to arrive from Cairns. We live remote, everything costs more time and money up here. According to my partner Mark O'Hagan who does the vehicle recoveries in northern Cape York, including the Old Telegraph Track, you should bear in mind the following: Your vehicle should have: •High clearance •Snorkel •Low range gear (particularly if you drive manual) •Good suspension • A dual battery system if you run a fridge from car batteries General parts to bring: •Selection of basic tools, nuts and bolts, fuses and globes •Jumper leads •Fan belts; radiator hoses •Oil for diffs, gearbox and the engine • Insulating tape •Wheel bearings • Fuel, air and oil filters •Cable ties and tyre wire • WD40 or similar; tarp to put across the front of the vehicle for deeper river crossings •Puncture repair kit and two spare wheels Recovery gear to carry: •Compressor to let your tyres down and up

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here is no other source that tells you the full rules of each "free" camping spot, the full info about the permits and restrictions of each Indigenous shire and community; opening hours, contact details and updated prices of each business, each shop, bottle shop; emergency services, medical centres and hospitals - on a piece of land almost the size of the whole state of Victoria - there are only so many and are many hundreds of kilometres apart. Tips on how, where and when to spot that crocodile, cassowary and tree kangaroo. Come and see our famous palm cockatoo the largest and smartest of all cockatoos and found nowhere else in Australia. Only thanks to the land bridge that existed between Papua New Guinea and the tip of Cape York millions of years ago, we also have Eclectus parrots, green tree pythons, and cuscus. Human history also started here - not only did the first Indigenous people approach Australia from the north - the early seafarers did too. While the First Fleet and the first British and Irish settlers started inhabiting Australia from the south - the north had long before been the starting point of it all. Then there were the land exploration, the gold rushes, the first settlers at Somerset, and the Second World War - all of which have left plenty of landmarks and some very interesting areas to discover. And the Torres Strait is a completely different world again. Whether you are a travel, history, wildlife or track junkie, or just want to get away to a place completely different from most of the rest of Australia - Cape York has it all.

Beautiful crystal clear waters of Fruit Bat Falls is - if there is anything that needs fixing, actually anything that even could be fixed - do it while you are still at home. That leak, that worn out battery, the tires that are getting old - it will all be a lot more costly and time consuming once you are on the road. If your budget is limited the cost of it will make it hard, and if your time budget is tight you

•Shovel •Bog mats (Max Trax) •Snatch strap and Dshackles (lower on the list because you need another vehicle) •Winch (lower on the list because you need a tree in the right place or it's useless) The above is only a tiny part of all the points and tips in the Destination Cape York.

Standing at the famous sign at the northernmost point of the continent is what every Australian should do at least once in their lifetime - even if you only did it by a tour bus.

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Galleries & ART WHAT’S HOT ON THE ART SCENE

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unshine Coast Artist, Tracey Keller is internationally famous for her quirky, joyful creations of animals. She has been specialising in pet portraits for almost two decades and has painted many cats, dogs, horses, alpacas, wombats, snakes, rats, turtles and frogs for her clients.

She travels the world meeting her subjects and has one simple philosophy which is, “I paint to create joy… To inject a sense of positivity into the viewer’s mind.” That simple. Tracey Keller’s range has now branched out globally to feature originals, hand painted prints, designer cushion covers and iPhone cases. Guaranteed to bring a smile to the viewer’s face! www.traceykeller.com Tracey Keller

JULIA CARTER F I N E A RT I S T

The Sunshine Coast's 'globetrotting' artist Julia Carter… Another year…another adventure.

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n March this year, Julia was part of an amazing, almost sell-out show at the Hong Kong Asia Contemporary Art Show. She then returned to her home town of Noosa and back to her studio with an amazing list of commissions, many ordered by returning clients. Julia has now been invited back for September 2016 show, a staggering 5th time for this hard-working artist! She was also invited to the Art Expo New York in April, where she exhibited for a 3rd time, and was additionally invited to be on a special discussion panel that exchanged views about the “Secrets of a Successful Artist”. When Julia returns from Hong Kong in late September, she intends taking some well-earned personal time to enjoy Noosa and be at her Studio Gallery in Noosaville. Julia will need a little rest in between commissions, as she's also been honoured by an invitation from the selection panel to exhibit at the prestigious international show, Florence Biennale October 2017. Another huge year on the horizon.


Sunshine Coast artist, Tracey Keller, just loves animals! She has an innate ability to capture the essence of every pet she paints.

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As a bullfighter... he was a daredevil... The first half of the 20th Century saw Europe, and in particular Paris littered with genius in the arts. Some practitioners had one arrow in their bow string, others had a quiver full of arrows.

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one more than Jean Cocteau (French 1889-1963) writer, poet, philosopher, designer, playwright, film maker and artist. Most of the well-connected Cocteau's artistic output surfaced as decorative works in all manner of drawn media. As a practising bi-sexual, he had two markets - straight and gay. Openly gay drawings proliferated in Paris from the twenties onwards. Cocteau had numerous affairs with both sexes, from Princess Natalie Paley to actor Jean Marais, which lasted 25 years until Cocteau's death in 1963. Around 1959 a young man from a murky background of poverty and crime in Cordoba Spain, took Europe by storm as a bullfighter. Manuel Benitez A.K.A El Cordobes (The Cordovan) turned traditional bullfighting on its head. This ruggedly handsome man was no stylist as a bullfighter. He was a daredevil, gutsy fighter who proved it by leaving blood on the sand of almost every Corrida he fought. Panned by the fight Cognescenti, media and critics, he became the people's champion. He was world famous even before his first bullfight at Spain's bullfighting mecca 'Las Ventas' in Madrid in 1964.

Cocteau, who died in 1963 idolised and championed the young Spaniard. He was one of the first to laud his bravery in articles, also drawing him several times. The first fight at 'Las Ventas' against the bull 'Impulsivo' ended in a severe goring nearly ending El Cordobes' life. Undeterred, he was fighting again three weeks later. He finally retired in 2000. Today, aged 80-years he lives in seclusion near Cordoba in Spain. Leigh Murphy - 2016

FINE ART GALLERY Will Ashton Rita Angus Dorrit Black Rupert Bunny Nicholas Chevalier William Dobell Russell Drysdale Bessie Davidson Donald Friend Bessie Gibson Weaver Hawkins Frank Hinder Frances Hodgkins Norman Lindsay

Percy Lindsay Will Longstaff Roy De Maistre Arthur Murch Margaret Olley Margaret Preston Thea Proctor Tom Roberts John Peter Russell Arthur Streeton Albert Tucker Roland Wakelin Brett Whiteley Rita Angus

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Dorrit Black - Circa 1947 - Back Road to Dorchester U.K.

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


SHOWING UNTIL 20 NOVEMBER 2016

Noosa Regional Gallery Director Nina Shadforth, Midnight Oil founding member Rob Hirst (right), with artist and excouncillor Lew Brennan.

The Making of Midnight Oil Exhibition opening night... With the Noosa Regional Gallery deckedout to look almost like a rock venue, and local singers Ayla and Sahara Beck entertaining the invited guests from the stage from the onset, it was easy to get into the feel of the 'rock' theme and start reliving your 'youth'.

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uests sipped wine and dined on a cornucopia of tasty delights as they eagerly wandered around the event space viewing the walls hung with posters, photographs and records, and floor stands carefully supporting the historical rock memorabilia that the true 'oil' devotees lusted over. Esteemed guests, Midnight Oil founding member, drummer and songwriter, Rob Hirst, and Powderfinger founding members lead guitarist Ian Haug and Bass player 'JC' Collins all delivered memorable speeches about Midnight Oil, sharing memories, tributes and personal accounts that enthralled the crowd.

Full Events Program Details noosaregionalgallery.com.au

New Summer Exhibitions Coming Soon 25 November 2016 - 22 January 2017

Voyages Botanical Christine Johnson

Watermarks up the Noosa River Beatrice Prost

Wild/flower Women Various Artists

Elemental Noosa Paper & Books Group

What a night!

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Pelican Street (riverside) TEWANTIN Guests, Barbara Pease, Robert and Narelle Brock were delighted by the collection of Midnight Oil musical memorabilia on show.

(Short 500m walk from Noosa Marina) T: 07 5329 6145 E: gallery@noosa.qld.gov.au

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WHAT’S ON IN NOOSA & BRISBANE that 12 actors master a total of 64 characters. “I remember when I was about 14, I guess, receiving an LP recording of the play. It had me entranced, right from that early age, and the joy and delight of this funny, naughty and charming “play for voices”, as Dylan Thomas called it, has never abated”, says Liza Park. Finally, 50 years later, as its director, she is bringing this much loved work to audiences on the Sunshine Coast, with the Noosa Arts Theatre production in November. Although she trained at NIDA, Liza subsequently went on to have a successful career, running her own business as an Interior Designer in Sydney. However, after retiring to

Sparkling Slippers Save The Day

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atching Cinderella – is like stepping into a wonderful world of magic where your inner child will run free. This pantomime is the anticipated annual panto to be brought to audiences by Noosa Arts Theatre and it looks poised to follow in the success of the Theatre’s 2016 pantomime, Old Mother Hubbard. Cinderella is ultimately a light and fun show full of colour and splendour and is an adaptation of the classic fairy tale and rags-to-riches story. Pantomimes are traditionally a mix of music, theatre and dance and they typically encourage the audience to interact with the actors. The actors often encourage everyone to boo and hiss at the bad guys and to support and cheer on the good guys as well as keep a watchful eye out for evil characters and the like. Pantomimes are traditionally pitched at children but there are enough jokes and fun things so that it can appeal to anyone aged 3 to 103. Cleverly directed Susan Dearnley and featuring musical direction by Diana Thomson, Noosa Arts Theatre’s production of Cinderella will feature twists and turns, music, mirth, magic, mayhem and madcap audience participation to ensure a wonderful and entertaining afternoon / evening that the whole family will enjoy. Noosa Arts Theatres’ production of Cinderella will envelop you in memories of Cinderella’s magical transformation, the splendour of the ball, the handsome prince, the dramatic exit as the clock strikes midnight, the hunt for the owner of the sparkling slipper…. And the glorious happy ending. Cinderella, a must see production at Noosa Arts Theatre, January 2017.

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orn and raised in Nambour, Rainee Skinner is no stranger to theatre, film and television. A professional actor for over 20 years, Rainee forged a successful career in Sydney before returning to the Sunshine Coast.

RAINEE SKINNER Since her return Rainee has further developed a successful career in writing, acting and communications. Her credits include The Wayne Manifesto, Medivac, The Day of the Roses, and her personal favourite, The Godshow. Rainee has worked with most major theatre companies in Sydney and Melbourne, including STC, Belvoir Street Theatre, Phillip Street, Q Theatre, Twelfth Night and La Boite. With her partners, she has written and performed edgy, thought provoking cabarets across the Sunshine Coast and inter-state. Rainee will swap her pen for the stage when she appears in Noosa Arts Theatre’s forthcoming production of Under Milkwood. “Like so many lovers of the English language, Under Milkwood holds a special place in my heart” Rainee commented. “I feel very privileged to share the stage once again with some wonderful and talented old friends and colleagues.” Don’t miss seeing this true talent perform at Noosa Arts Theatre in November.

Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas Magic Brought to Life

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idely considered the greatest radio drama ever written, Under Milk Wood was eloquently described by Richard Burton, the actor whose voice in the famous BBC recording begins at the beginning of Thomas’s rich portrait of a community. “It is all about religion, sex and death, and,” he added, “it is a comic masterpiece.” Written in 1954, Under Milk Wood took Dylan Thomas nearly 20 tortured years to bring to life. Director of the forthcoming Noosa Arts Theatre production, Liza Park, will have less than 2 months to ensure

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LIZA PARK Noosa 14 years ago, involvement with Noosa Arts Theatre drew her back to her first love, the stage. As the immediate Past President of the theatre, she oversaw the extensive renovations carried out over the past 4 years, and in 2016 she was made a Life Member of the theatre for her outstanding contribution. Liza is also an accomplished actress and singer, most recently appearing on stage in Noosa Arts Theatre’s 2015 production of Side By Side By Sondheim. The enormously talented cast she has assembled, will between them bring to life the characters who inhabit the fictional town of Llareggub (Bugger All – backwards!), and will share their dreams and disappointments over the course of one glorious summer’s day. Dylan Thomas died in New York in 1953, aged only 39. The melancholy coda to Under Milk Wood’s 20-year gestation is that Thomas would never hear a Welsh cast perform his final work and would never be aware of the impact his play would make on the radio. This production really will be something special… Not to be missed. Visit at www.noosaartstheatre.org


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irque du Soleil rediscovers its origins with the company’s eighth Big Top show to tour Australia. In a return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA combines thrilling acrobatic performances with the art of clowning. This season we follow The Innocent, as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills, and out-of-the-box surprises. Presented in a colourful mélange, the show springs open like a bejewelled toy box to capture the audience’s imagination. Sheer human effort and performance in its purest form - is showcased in all its splendour and fragility. The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics, and carefully choreographed chaos to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats. Brisbane Location: Cirque du Soleil's trademark blue and yellow Big Top will make its home at Skygate, Brisbane Airport (near DFO) Date: From 24th November 2016 Tickets: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza or by phone on toll free 1800 036 685. For more information visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

Calling all Playwrights One of Australia’s longest running playwriting competitions, the Noosa Arts Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition is offering a total prize pool of $8000 in 2017, the 40th anniversary of this highly regarded competition.

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he prize money, sponsored by The Nimmo Family and Noosa Arts Theatre is divided between the playwrights of the three best scripts, with the Best Play receiving The Nimmo Prize of $5000. The most popular play is judged by the audiences at all performances with the Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award, sponsored by the family of the late Nancy Cato, presented after the final performance. Other awards are also presented for Best Actress, Actor and Director. Entries are received from across Australia, the UK, the USA, PNG and other countries. The deadline for submission for the 2017 One-Act Playwriting Competition is 1 October 2016.

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A Whale of a trip TO THE RICH MARINE TREASURES

Raja Ampat, donned the 'Galapagos of Indonesia', is located near Australia and is one of the richest marine environments on Ear th - it's such a spectacular travel location, one of our guests is coming back for the second year in a row! Vessel Pindito

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ne of the trip's greatest highlights will be the chance to track Sperm Whales and pods of Killer Whales (watch the video), as well as False Killer Whales, Melon-headed Whales, occasional Blue Whale, Bryde's Whales ... in fact, a monumental 16 species of whale and dolphin were seen on last year's trip!!! This is all within a stone throw of an island paradise where we have chance to see and photograph exotic creatures like the resplendent Red Bird of Paradise and snorkel with Manta Rays. Edi Frommenwiler was a mechanic, long-distance lorry driver, then adventure tour guide for 10 years, before he decided to embark on the journey of his life and build a 38m long sailing ship in one of the world’s most remote places. It was 1991 on the island of Pulau Laut off Kalimantan when he and his team dug a dry dock and on 31 March, laid the first timber keel of the Pindito. Before crowd-sourcing became all the rage, Edi garnered support from friends and families, to fund the ship’s construction - despite having no previous expertise in ship-building. A team of 25 people endured ten months of hard work before the Pindito was first floated in January 1992. Edi was attracted by West Papua’s wilderness and for 10 years his was the only tour boat in a region which is barely populated. Raja Ampat has been referred to as Indonesia’s Galapagos. Scientific research expeditions, supported by Edi, have found a level of species diversity rivalling anywhere on Earth. The islands were formed from old coral formations, atop limestone, that has been lifted above the seabed by geological processes. The dense network of currents and tides, undersea formations and islands, create an amazingly complex ecosystem. Since his first dive, Edi has been particularly fascinated by the tiny creatures that live among the coral reef and its animals - Skeleton Shrimps, Nudibranchs, Hairy Octopuses and Pygmy Seahorses - and from up to four dives a day for the last 25

years, has amassed an unrivalled catalogue of film and photographs. The diving and snorkelling in Raja Ampat is extraordinary. Gorgonian fans and soft corals reach the surface, where elsewhere they’d be in the depths. Currents from offshore attract giant Manta Rays as well as an incredible diversity of whales and dolphins. There are between 80 and 90 species of whale and dolphin in the world. Indonesian waters have about a third of these and a quarter are seen in as little as one 12-day trip on the Pindito: Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Fraser’s Dolphins, Sperm Whale, Blue Whale, Killer Whale, Melon-headed Whale, False Killer Whale and Beaked Whales, to name but a few.

“When I star ted in 1992, I saw dolphins in the area but had no idea there were big whales around in Indonesian waters”, says Edi. “When I encountered the first whales, for me, it was a real ‘wow’ experience … in 1992. A very exciting experience”. Despite spending his life on the sea, Edi never had time to watch them so he has the idea for a trip and was introduced to whale expert Benjamin Kahn, when he decided to see if he could combine diving and whale-watching together. It turned out to be a very successful idea. “Nowadays we know we have Orcas and even Blue Whales in the area”, says Edi, I have seen Orcas 8-10 times in the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. The reaction of the guests is like, Blue Whales, Orcas .. this is something very special! Even Sperm Whales … on every trip. We can hear them, and often see them”. When we visit a place, we can look at it like a picture, in two dimensions. When you visit somewhere with such depth (literally) and diversity, and do this with a passionate network of guides able to reveal secrets of the tiniest to largest inhabitants, culture and environment, numerous dimensions interweave to create a bewildering but magical fabric - experience isn’t about knowledge, it’s about getting to know a place. The first Wildiaries expedition with Edi to Raja Ampat sets sail in February 2017. Led by Sea Turtle Foundation’s Tim Harvey and Wildiaries’ Simon Mustoe, it will join Edi to experience Raja Ampat’s miracles of nature … seek out the tiny colourful inhabitants of Edi’s world, search for the largest predators that ever lived on Earth and discover rare birds of paradise. If you've wondered about what it would be like joining a Wildiaries trip, this would be a superb way to start and both Tim Harvey and I would love to have you along. www.wildiaries.com

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Brendan Weatherill

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By Nicole Madigan Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lennon, Elton John, the King and Queen of Spain, the Sultan of Brunei, Claudia Schiffer, Kirsty Bertarelli – these are just some of the names in a throng of diplomats, royalty and celebrities, who have enjoyed meals prepared by Noosa’s own Brendan Weatherill.

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he most memorable meals I cooked were for someone I cannot name, who ate on the back deck of a superyacht with a private performance by Pavarotti on a Private Croatian Island in a 1000 year old stone amphitheatre,” says the renowned chef, turned events planner, turned real estate tycoon professional. From the age of 5, Brendan knew he was destined for cooking fine cuisine.“My Great Grandmother was a cook on a shearing station and my Auntie is a chef so cooking must be in my blood.” Apart from cooking I have always loved entertaining. Brendan was working in hospitality by the age of 8. He studied home economics in secondary school, leaving at 15 to commence a chef’s apprenticeship. “I completed my apprenticeship in three and a half years and worked in over 37 restaurants in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast in the early years of my culinary profession,” he says. “My goal was to travel the world with a trade, become well known and respected in the industry and then own my own restaurant.” And that’s exactly what he did. After enjoying immense success working in more than 20 countries, he returned to Noosa to open Dish on Thomas, which was acclaimed as 'Best BYO Restaurant' by the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide in 2003. Despite preparing frequent meals for celebrities, business tycoons and royalty, Brendan says the highlight of his cooking career was being able to enjoy his success with his family. “I have so many great memories of working all over Noosa and the broader Sunshine coast restaurants. “I have worked with so many great chefs, and hospitality professionals, travelling the world with my wife and working along the way. “We have together had so many experiences and sharing these with my wife and children is the biggest highlight.” While he was undoubtedly a talented chef, it was Brendan’s tenacity and communication skills that enabled him to quickly develop a solid reputation, allowing him to cook for, with and surrounded by the world’s finest. “Everything that I have set out to do I have accomplished. I have

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pursued every career with determination and professionalism and set myself high goals to achieve.” It was through his position as a restaurateur, that Brendan discovered a flare for sales, prompting him to venture into a wide variety of alternative careers outside of cooking. Brendan is also recognised as being a major event Promoter and Producer of his own Music festivals, Golden Days and The Big Pineapple Music Festival, and having recently worked for Ironman Asia Pacific as Operations manager. “As a restauranteur you constantly need to sell your product. I was selling events to major stakeholders and always got the outcome I envisaged. “Selling myself to secure international jobs proved to me that sales was an attribute that I possessed. While Brendan acknowledges the large leap between careers, he says the characteristics required to succeed - business acumen and communication skills - are common to all industries, including his most recent as a real estate sales agent with Richardson and Wrench Noosa. “I knew that my local knowledge and diversity throughout multiple industries would be a benefit and the local, national and International network that I have will prove to be an asset in this business. “ “I sold the first property in 16 hours from getting the listing, the second property was sold within 48 hours of getting the listing which sold for the area record. “I have already had a successful start and there will be many more to come.” According to Brendan, whether he’s cooking or selling, his best trait is being able to create and coordinate the outcomes that he envisages. “I have chosen a lifestyle change, the flexibility with the work and obviously the income.” “I get to network, achieve successful outcomes and promote the region that I believe is the best in the world. I am able to relate to people on so many different levels. I am selling a quality product that everyone wants and find this quite easy to do.” So far so good. “You never know what the future holds, I always keep my options open, but at this point in time I am aiming to be the best in the industry in the area. “I continue to list quality properties every week and this is growing my reputation with trust and respect from my clients and buyers.” “Watch this space.”


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