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Naomi Gregory, Praveena Dewan, Kris Abbey & Donna Parkin

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Catalina Sounds Surfs into Noosa... After a quick surfing lesson on Noosa Beach complete with rashies and huge blue-striped beach towels, guests at the vintage launch of Catalina Sounds 2011 Sauvignon Blanc were treated to a fabulous luncheon and a selection of fine Catalina Sounds wines at Season Restaurant on Hastings Street. Winemaker Peter Jackson flew in especially from New Zealand for the annual Catalina Sounds Noosa event, and enjoyed his opportunity to regale guests with his philosophy on winemaking and life in all its glory. His anecdotes were rewarded with enthusiasm and pleasure - much like the response that Catalina Sounds wines receive from their loyal following of serious wine lovers.

Liz Lynne, Andrew Lofthouse and Chris Cameron

Spas of excellence recognised The annual Australasian Spa Association (ASPA) Spas of Excellence Awards were presented at a gala dinner at Outrigger Little Hastings Street with international multi-award winning Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji’s, Bebe Spa Sanctuary receiving the prestigious Best Destination Spa 2011. Spa manager, Praveena Dewan accepted the award on behalf of her team and said how it is “incredibly satisfying to win an award judged based on service excellence which combines the culture, magic and incredible beauty of Fiji.” The awards are judged and determined by the ASPA board and the process is based on 50 percentage points towards the submission and 50 percent towards a first person review of the facility and services.

Starlight serves up smiles The inaugural Starlight Noosa Ladies Lunch at Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa was a bubbly affair with guests all hoping to win prizes such as a diamond watch from Anthony’s Fine Jewellers and an accommodation package at Emporium Hotel Brisbane. Prominent businesswomen and Starlight Foundation advisory board members Chris Cameron and Elizabeth Lynn hosted the fundraising event together and the MC was Andrew Lofthouse, Channel 9’s handsome newsreader - the only man amongst several hundred women.

Rebecca Harr and Alex Watson

And the winner is... At the Queensland Tourism Awards, Equathon was selected from nine finalists to take out the gong in the Australian Adventure Tourism category after winning the Judges Commendation Award and being a state finalist in the past three years. Owned by triple Olympian, Alex Watson, Equathon provides guests of all ages and riding abilities the opportunity to experience the very best of South-East Queensland on horseback.

Moét Hennessy’s Bruce Nancarrow Paul and Simone Leete & Area Manager Brandt Rainbow

Cloudy Bay Wines bring their sheep to Noosa... It was a fun surprise to find two sheep grazing amongst the deck chairs at sunset, on the foreshore at Sails Restaurant recently, as Moét Hennessy showcased their stunning Cloudy Bay range of wines to guests in the pop-up Cloudy Bay Sails Lounge. Guests were treated to a divine degustation dinner of freshly shucked Kooringal oysters with aged sherry vinegar; Fraser Island spanner crab and barramundi grilled in betel leaf with Vietnamese pickled vegetables and tamarind dressing: grilled Hervey Bay scallop, caramelised pork, Bethonga pineapple and peanut nam jim: Wagyu beef tataki, miso eggplant puree, mustard leaf and apple wasabi; lemon tart with toasted passionfruit marshmallow, créme fraiche ice cream - created by chef Paul Leete.








we support Kaylene Murray Editor

this issue Welcome to our fabulous, Summer Celebration edition... What a year it has been.




It's nearly time to Shave it all off... t's time to start planning your contribution to the World’s Greatest Shave. Will you be shaving or dyeing next year? Registrations are now open for the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest and best annual fundraiser World’s Greatest Shave held 15th - 17th March 2012. Everyone can get in on the shave (or colour) action by starting a team at their workplace, club or school. It's a great way to have fun while helping a very worthwhile cause. Today, five Queenslanders will be told they have a blood cancer. Many will have to undergo immediate and intensive medical treatment in either Brisbane or Townsville. The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes their Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible. The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is aiming to raise $4 million to help it provide free specialised care and support services for blood cancer patients and invest in further research for a cure. For more information visit to sign up and get a sneak peek at their fun chin characters for 2012 and keep updated on their brave shavers via facebook nWorldsGreatestShave

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don't think anyone could say that it has been an easy one... but we're all still here, and 2012 will hopefully be a whole different story. Here's hoping that this New Year will bring with it all the hope, goodwill and prosperity that a New Year promises. We wish all our loyal readers, valued advertisers, staff, contributors, accommodation houses, distributors and our printers a wonderful Christmas festive season and New Year, and hope that all your wildest dreams come true. We also send our best wishes to those who suffered so badly in this year's floods, cyclones, fires and erratic weather patterns in Australia and the earthquake survivors in New Zealand. We also send our thoughts and prayers to our military personnel serving both here and overseas... you all make our country proud. This year's events have etched themselves into our thoughts and memories forever. We know that many are still suffering the effects of these events - both physically and mentally. We also hope that with the ongoing support from friends, family and those generous benefactors, individuals and organisations who quietly and tirelessly work to give direct and indirect help from behind the scenes - the New Year will bring renewed happiness for you all. This issue is a fabulous, summer celebration giving readers a fabulous insight into the lifestyle that the

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Sunshine Coast has to offer 'sea changers' and 'tree changers' as well as those who visit us each year. We have sourced the most interesting people... the very finest fashion, interior design concepts, properties, books, theatre, arts, holiday viewing, health and beauty stories, getaways - and we definitely haven't forgotten to include what is closest to our hearts and stomachs this season... fabulous dining options and fine wines - all at your fingertips for those long summer days and nights. Don't forget to also look for our clever, seasonal dining guide - "Food Glorious Food' available at all the same places as our magazine. The perfect companion for your handbag or pocket, so that when you are out shopping or sightseeing, you have a quick reference guide to finding the best dining cafés, restaurants and bars in the region.

Once again we wish you a Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. please read and enjoy .

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Cover: Photo courtesy of Megan Gales new swimwear range Isola.

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Whats love got to do with it Rebecca O’Connor singing with soul

14 Style Fashion Fabulous new looks and accessories to create your personal Summer style.

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16 Fashion accessories & must haves A look at what’s HOT this Summer 46 Geoff Myer on the run The man behind the Noosa Triathlon 58 Ikatan’s Katrina & Nick Thorpe The secrets to a successful business and where Noosa is heading 60 Style Dining & Recipes This season’s finest tastes, flavours & offerings



64 Organics A look at why we should be going back to basics to save our future 82 Wine Fabulous wines to savour this season 84 Design & Renovations How to decorate and rejuvenate your home with our fabulous choices 86 Homes of Noosa A spectacular Paul Clout Design home showcases his design talent


98 Travel - New Zealand Help out our Kiwi friends and pop over to stimulate their economy after the earthquake in Christchurch 100 Holiday reading & Books The latest books on the shelves 104 Artists and Artisans New works and collections for home and investment & the $1m photo story 110 Style Motoring The famous Ferrari tailor made to suit 112 The Last Word -Trena-Louise Lyons Public relations lady who can sell Noosa’s finest points







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She looks and sounds like Tina Turner but off stage as Helen Flanagan found out, Rebecca O’Connor would like to call Australia home. he Titanic docked and the Lusitania came its tragic end near beautiful island of Cobh in Southern Ireland’s County Cork, the town where Rebecca O’Connor the eldest of four kids was born and educated. She played the piano and the clarinet but naturally Irish dancing was a huge part of growing up and at 16, she was placed eighth in the world championships. At that time she was the only black Irish dancer in the world. Rebecca’s parents were big fans of Tina Turner and it didn’t take long before she was miming to her songs on television and by 11 was the first on the stage at karaoke nights singing River Deep Mountain High, just like Tina. When she won the local competition her mother entered her into the European Stars in Their Eyes competition and Rebecca went on to take out the title in front of over 33 million viewers. She worked as a beauty therapist by day and joined a band by night. “It had a fantastic brass section,” recalls Rebbecca, who performed throughout Ireland and England, occasionally dressing up and singing a few Tina numbers. “I can sing all of her songs, after all I have been studying Tina from the age of 7. I love them all especially We Don’t Need Another Hero, the sound track for Mad Max and the Thunderdome.” Dennis Dunstan, who used to manager Fleetwood Mac says a good friend sent him Rebecca’s demo CD and footage. “Normally I wouldn’t look at this style of artist but this girl is something else. My business partner at Frontrow Entertainment, Paul Darrouzet and I decided to fly her out from Ireland to perform at the Noosa Food & Wine Festival, just to make sure she was everything we had hoped she would be. After her unforgettable performance in front of over 7000 people, we decided to sign her and get her known around the world. “Rebecca is a unique individual with enormous drive, passion and personality


What’s love go along with a mighty big voice. She has the capability of a successful career internationally. This was proved when we booked her in to do eight shows in Johannesburg, South Africa last March where she performed her Simply The Best show to a sold-out audience in the Nelson Mandela Theatre which holds 1100.” Dennis sent footage and live recordings of Rebecca’s performance to Tina Turner. Her reply was "Rebecca is so good she is scary. If I had her energy today I would still be touring.” Rebecca has fallen in love with Australia and Noosa.“It is absolutely stunning, I am extremely lucky to be based here and I’m trying my hardest to get permanent residency,” says Rebecca whose star sign is Taurus whereas Tina’s is Sagittarius. “I decided to stick to all the Tina Turner classic hits such as River Deep Mountain High, Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary, Nutbush, Better Be Good To Me, Simply The Best and more, for my two hour Simply the Best show, although my set list includes songs that Tina sang with Ike back in the sixties.” And for the recent Australian tour Dennis put together a backing band. He says he had to look no further than his own back yard. “There are many great players who’ve moved here from Sydney and Melbourne, are easy to get on with and actually enjoy all the rigours of touring. There’s the extraordinary Ray Floyd Jones on lead guitar and vocals, Ricky Poole on Bass and vocals, the amazing Ric "Hurricane" Halstead on sax and keys, John "Nymo" Nyman on keyboards and synthesizers, the stunning Sharon Brooks on background vocals, plus myself on drums. We’re known endearingly as the Pretty Boys.” continues next page...




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It’s all about attention to detail for stage clothes of Rebecca’s alter ego. “Well what can I say. Tina loves glitz, glamour and sex appeal. When I think of Tina, every single thing that she does is absolutely and totally over the top - the voice, hair, mini skirts, leathers, red lips, stilettoes and of course the legs. “When I met with my designer I had to take all those factors into account. I love wearing the sexy costumes on stage, as they give me that extra kick to make me perform my very best. The shorter the skirt and sexier the act the better. And let’s not forget the wig. As Tina is larger than life, so must the hair be. The bigger the wig - better as well. “My outfits include leather minis and corsets, feathered dresses, tiger and leopard print dresses, shimmy dresses and more so when I walk on stage jaws drop and everyone says ‘that’s Tina’. And how do I walk in those stilettos? That’s showbiz.” Plans are in train for Rebecca’s return to South Africa for a national tour starting in Capetown in March 2012, plus performances in Dubai, Asia, Vegas and the USA. On a local level, Rebecca will be performing at the Lions Park on Australian Day, maintaining her penchant for retail therapy particularly clothes and handbags, keeping up her fitness regime, driving around in her special friend, a 1960 Karmann Ghia and prepping for the recording of an album with originals as well as covers. When not on tour Tina Turner gets to rest and Rebecca sings songs made famous by other artists who have inspired her: “Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Macy Gray and the list goes on. I especially love all the old divas from Motown to rock ‘n’ roll. But I still pinch myself. Every show I think of what Tina Turner said to me, I just hope every time I perform, I do the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll proud.” Photo credit: Paul Smith



When I think of Tina, every single thing that she does is absolutely and totally over the top - the voice, hair, mini skirts, leathers, red lips, stilettoes and of course the legs

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elebrate a summer of food, flowers and fun when the very first ginger flowers and heliconias for the season, burst into bloom at the Ginger Factory, culminating at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival from Friday, January 27 to Sunday January 29. Coupled with the gorgeous showcase of over 120 varieties of exotic plants will be a top line-up of chefs, gardening celebrities and a very special outdoor patio display that one lucky visitor will win – complete with outdoor furnishings, landscaping and a seriously impressive multiburner barbecue. The festival will also unveil a completely revamped cooking format with chefs preparing beautiful dishes themed around barbecues, picnics, cocktails and canapés. Noosa’s own Matt Golinski from the Rolling Dolmade will appear on the main stage daily from 12noon to 1pm and be joined by other chefs, including the Sydney Seafood Cooking School’s Julie Ray and executive chef of Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Michael Jenkins. Gardening greats include the ABC’s Colin Campbell and Phil Dudman together with curator of Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, Ross McKinnon AM. Ross and Phil will also host special garden walks around the Ginger Factory’s grounds. This three day Festival is a true celebration of Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle and will be filled with loads of entertainment, glorious food and of course flowers!

Noosa International Food & Wine Festival A name change reflects the strong presence of Australian as well as international chefs plus keen global interest in the festival itself, which promises to be four action-packed days from 17 to 20 May, 2012.


etails of the full program have yet to be released however two international chefs who continually grab headlines and will be in Noosa, are molecular gastronomist and Demon Chef, Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and Davide Scabin of Combal Zero in Turin Italy. They will join other culinary geniuses in the Qantas Best Dinner in the World event. Each course of the degustation will be created by a different chef from the prestigious S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant List, created from The World's Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene. A gala concert and dinner, The Cook, The Chef and The Orchestra will launch the festival on the Thursday evening. It will feature Australian food legends,

Noosa Festival of Surfing The world’s favourite surf festival has been trimmed down to just seven days of stoke in 2012 and festival director Phil Jarratt says “it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet, with plenty of sand at First Point for the contest headquarters, the line-up finally starting to run from the suck rock again, and the oscillation index looking pretty good for late summer swell.” The new look, streamlined festival, presented by Global Surf Industries, will run from Sunday, March 11 to Saturday, March 17, and feature more than 20 divisions for amateur and professional competitors in longboard, specialty and stand up paddle. The entertainment program will be absolutely free, so straight after surfing finishes each day, the beach bar at First Point will be open and they’ll be a daily dose of great live music, surf movies and heaps of giveaways on the beach stage.



Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant, combined with the prodigious talents of the Queensland Arts Orchestra under the baton of musical funnyman, Guy Noble. World renowned flautist, Jane Rutter, will add to the magic. Concert patrons can choose from concert-only tickets or attend the gala dinner which includes a cocktail party-style meet 'n' greet with performers prior to the concert. Two hundred of the world's most prominent chefs, winemakers, media and food personalities will descend upon Noosa, an amazing feat given the festival’s beginnings. “We are thrilled with the international focus of the 2012 festival and proud to have built this event over eight years into something truly world class," says festival director Jim Berardo. "The Festival originated to acknowledge and promote Australian produce, wine and talent. Now, Australia has a real presence in the world of food and wine.” For more international and Australian names for the festival as they are announced check out:

“PJ Burns Builders, is helping us put together a sensational Hawaiian-style beach bar on a raised platform, where you’ll be able to sip a cool one and watch the last heats of the day, then swivel around and catch the first set of music. How cool is that!” Changes to the surfing events this season include three exciting specialty pro events headlining. The Laguna Bay Longboards Logger will showcase the very best of traditional longboarding, while the Golden Breed Noserider returns with a super hot field of heels-hangers and leg-kickers, and the Seaglass Project Finless will highlight the cutting edge surfing of the alaia crew. Sunshine Coast Airport is sponsoring the stand up paddle division, with men’s and women’s surf divisions and a 5K paddle race on opening day. The teams events will include the Classic Malibu Clubs tag team challenge and the ever-popular Family Challenge, plus the amateur age divisions from under 15 to over 65. .

Noosa’s Harrison Roach Photo courtesy Kristin/ASP.



The collection for Summer 2012 stays true to the feminine yet bohemian roots of the brand and has a strong emphasis on colour, print and soft handled natural fibres.


ll prints are exclusive to Loobie's Story and many of the print designs have been recoloured and redesigned by designer, Laurinda Sutcliffe to provide a look and feel that is unique to the

label. "The colour has to be just right" says Laurinda. "By putting all the extra work into developing a beautiful colour palette, we have been able to deliver a look that is not only unique, but flattering, wearable and feminine." she says Print styles are predominantly floral and botanical with boho and subtly ethnic overtones. "There is a light-hearted feel to the prints and colours and a delicious softness to the fabrications that makes you immediately think of long, hot days - summer days and balmy nights." says Laurinda. Soft and easy dresses feature strongly in printed silks and cotton voile, always with some subtle decoration or embellishment to provide added detail. Embroidery, delicate wooden hand beading, tiny subtle sequining and quirky bauble trims add a beautiful finish and extra wow factor to almost all the pieces in the collection. The addition of several scarves in her signature prints and embellishments adds another level of interest, which enhances an already rich and comprehensive collection.

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Must haves... In the heart of Noosa’s fashion area... Paul Austin Jewellery has a piece of fine jewellery to suit you... including Pandora - Najo - Ice Watches - Thomas Sabo... Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Junction

Beautiful Australian Opals crafted into pieces of fine jewellery...Available from OPALS Down Under...

Sterling silver jewellery, Imported casual wear in linen & bamboo fabrics plus accessories - available from Lotus Rose Noosa Junction

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WATCHES DEFINED BY PRECISION, OPTIMAL FINISHING AND STREAMLINED DESIGN BUT WITHOUT THE INFLATED PRICE, THEN BOUTIQUE GERMAN WATCH BRANDS COULD BE FOR YOU. INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED JEWELLERY TO SUIT YOUR TASTE AND PERSONALITY Your taste will be satisfied by the prettiest jewellery items, a superb array of sterling silver options, and a selection of mens jewellery as well. Available from Armano Collections Fine Jewellery Hastings Street Noosa



Muehle-Glashuette’s origins lie in the field of nautical instruments and marine clocks and for five generations under family ownership the company has continued to uphold the highest standards of horology. Muehle’s watches are known for their precision, understated design and optimal functionality. These pieces are for the men and women who don’t just understand style – they embody it. Available from Poeta Herford on Hastings - The French Quarter - Hastings St Noosa

Eternal Friendship honours a friend who nurtures the spirit and soothes the soul.

Fashion jewellery , Homewares & gifts available from Saffron Homeware & Gifts - Gympie Terrace Noosaville

Friends of the Heart celebrates a friend who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart. BALMAIN WATCHES - Beautiful jewellery and watches available at Anthonys Fine Jewellery - Hastings St

Circle of Friendship recognises the unbreakable bond between two friends.

The gift of friendship Wrist candy is one of the hottest fashion accessories this summer and Secrets has released an elegant range of friendship bracelets which is sure to impress! The stunning and meaningful designs are available in Secrets Noosa now and what better way to show your closest friends how much you care than with a gift of friendship. Friends of the Heart, Eternal Friendship and Circle of Friendship make up the collection, each with its own inspiring message and unique symbol to reflect how important and precious friends are. Featuring Secrets diamond simulants set in sterling silver on beautifully woven silk cord, the friendship symbols will resonate with friends across the ages. Priced at $95 the hardest decision will be which symbol best reflects your special friendship.

Unique jewellery beads and artifacts... always something different & stunning.. Available from Timbuktu to Kathmandu Mary St Noosaville

Secrets Shhh is located inside Bay Village shopping centre just off Hastings Street in Noosa Heads. Phone 5448 0177 or email

ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust •Sunbeam dial set with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds • Bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds • Steel and white gold • 26mm diameter • Waterproof to 100 metres • Oyster bracelet • RRP $13,975 (GST inclusive) • Available from Langfords 260 Queens St Brisbane

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Sunnies for littlies Sun protection against harmful UV rays is always crucial and that includes eyes, especially little peepers. Cool, stylish sunnies from Frankie Ray are just the ticket for boys and girls, babies and toddlers. The My Design sunglasses’ collection is inspired by international designer styles, is the latest in high fashion styling, provides 100% UV protection and children can create their own designs on black or white wayfarers with a pack of removable stickers. Mini Squids fold up into a groovy, denim pocket-sized pouch, the aquaflex frame provides loads of flexibility and the sunnies wrap snugly around little faces plus they float. The lenses are shatterproof, the head strap is removable, RRP is $34.95 and they’re are available in pink, dark blue and grey at:

Zhu Zhu Pets... Can’t figure out what to get the kiddies for Christmas? Is their wish list full of puppies, ponies, snakes, frogs - anything and everything that would turn your household upside down? Well, peace is at hand - with these darling little critters that will make your young ones smile this summer. They don't need watering or feeding - and, you can travel with them safely. They are the perfect pet!! Hunter Products Zhu Zhu Pets are the ideal substitute to real life pets, or simply to encourage genuine playtime with your children away from the TV set. There isn't a member of the Zhu Zhu Pet Zhuniverse that your child won’t fall in love with. These adorable critters, along with their cute outfits and interactive play sets, are a favourite amongst kids aged 3+. Available in all good toy stores. We have six fantastic Zhu Zhu pets and accompanying play sets and accessories to give away to our readers. If you would like to win one, please email your name, daytime contact number and address to And, don't forget to write Zhu Zhu Pets in the subject line. Prizes will be drawn 30th January and winners notified.

RETRO VIEWING IN YOUR HOME... Time to start popping corn, getting the Coca Cola out of the fridge and inviting all your favourite family and friends around for a night of nostalgic television. A time for old and young to mingle and experience a bygone era of viewing pleasure - without a single F word to be heard!! And, for those with a penchant for macabre and scary tales at night, the cult classic Army of Darkness is my pick. Cuddle up with your protector and the lights off - and prepare to jump!! Bonanza: The Official Season One The most iconic Western Series of all time. Digitally Remastered. Via Vision have generously given us copies of each DVD to give away. So if you would like to win one, please email your name, address and daytime contact number, as well as your DVD choice in the subject line to Prizes drawn 10th January. Winners will be notified.

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How handy is this? The new iCrib from Life allows you to sit back and watch a movie, TV show, or read a book - in comfort - no hands. Also perfect for reading a book on your ipad e-reader or tablet as it nestles comfortably in its own little beanbag. Can be used while sunbaking or as a pillow when you have finished reading. Whether balancing the tablet on your lap, in bed, on the sofa or outside, using the iCrib means that your tablet will stay off the ground and in a comfortable position for you to watch or read without having to hold it. The iCrib can be used on any flat or uneven surface and is great on your lap whilst travelling. It even has a little pocket to hold your iPhone or smartphone too. iCrib Tablet Bean Bag is available in red and can be purchased online at RRP $29.99 We have 6 iCribs to give away.. For your chance to win one, email your name, address and daytime telephone contact details - and include iCrib in the subject line to: Prizes drawn 20th February. Winners will be notified.







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stablished in 1979, the world-renowned Original Eumundi Markets is like an outdoor gallery with towering heritage-listed fig trees rising above the 500+ stalls. The market’s policy of make it, bake it, design it, sew it or grow it, ensures quality products and the very best of locally produced goods. You’ll discover original artworks, sculptures, and furniture, homewares, and skincare, funky fashion and jewellery by local designers, as well as fresh local produce, plants and fresh flowers, and fabulous food to enjoy while you explore. There’s always a stellar line-up of world-class musicians and talented street performers, as well as face painters, and alternative therapists offering massages, palm readings and more. Expect the unexpected, the different, often quirky, the very tasteful as well as the tasty. Behind Mighty Bean’s range of organic foods, soy products, organic flowers, herbs and spices, fruit and vegies, tofu and more is the passionate and committed organic champion Michael Joyce. Ian Taylor and Ben Hart are The Bagel Boys. They proudly make their bagels the traditional way by mixing, hand rolling, boiling and baking, every morning using their own recipes. They currently have seven flavours: plain, poppyseed, sesame seed, cinnamon and raisin, blueberry, onion, jalapeno and more are on the horizon. Nestled in the foothills of the Mt Boulder National Park are the lush green lime trees that make up the family-owned Suncoast Limes Orchard. With its deep rich sandy loam soils, pure



mountain springs and abundant natural rainfall, it is the perfect place to grow what are arguably Australia’s best Limes, which are selectively hand picked by a team of experienced and passionate pickers to ensure only the very best limes, either 1st grade or export quality, make it to market or processing. Suncoast’s motto is Quality Is Everything, which is so evident in its cordials, juice, salts, dried limes, marmalade and more – many of which are used by some of Australia’s leading restaurants. Monica Werner’s beautiful textile home accessories, cushions and quilts are hand made using only the highest quality, natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, hemp and wool. She also uses vintage materials such as cotton and linen from France, Belgium and Sweden with many materials personally sourced during trips to Europe.Young funky designer Karla Trevor’s Hark Home brand are fabric wall hangings and typographic prints. Grace Harold’s Amazing Oils is the world’s only 100% organically certified magnesium oil. The actual magnesium chloride is sourced from far north-west Australian salt lakes by the small family owned business operating out of Buderim. Dean Reilly is a Noosa Hinterland-based artist. In 2010 he was a finalist in both the Archibald Prize and Doug Moran Portrait Prize, arguably the most prestigious art prizes in Australia. For more info about the markets visit:




Jellies are all the rage... There’s nothing wobbly about jelly sandals, a designedin-Noosa brand which has cracked the fiercely competitive global shoe market.

She focused on quality and detail, with the addition of bling diamante embellishments

In 2004, Natalie decided to use her natural flair for design to produce a range of jelly sandals, a relatively untouched niche in the adult footwear market. She focused on quality and detail, with the addition of bling diamante embellishments. It is this here are many designers hoping to follow in the creative point of difference that has been Holster’s key to global footsteps of Manolo Blahniks shoebiz fame and Ben success, further supported by an unparalleled commitment to and Natalie Miller are high calibre production. Jellies can be worn from the beach to certainly in the bar, are odour resistant, comfortable and have a slight arch with a support which is better for posture compared to wearing flat chance. Might rubber thongs. sound a farHolster has several fetched idea until hundred accounts in you consider their Australia including Holster jelly David Jones; ritzy sandals, stores in the UK espadrille such as Harvey wedges and Nichols and more have Selfridges are been seen on the stockists; there’s feet of celebs and a growing oneven royalty worldwide line business; and including Dannii Minogue, Katie Price aka local retailers Jordan, Kristy Hinze, Sophie Monk and the Duchess of Kent. include Noosa Juniors, They’ve even been called the ‘Rolls Royce of jelly shoes’ by a Estrogen, Wardrobe and Lou Lou’s. leading UK retailer and are sold in over 45 countries. Not bad For one-off samples, last season’s specials, Wellie boots as well for a couple who started with surfboard covers, shell belts and as the current range, don’t forget Holster’s factory outlet sale leather sandals imported from Indonesia. during December on weekdays from 9 till 4pm and Saturdays Our first range of footwear was leather sandals,” explains Ben. (except the 31st) from 10 till 3pm. With the largest selection of “Selfridges in the UK did a nice order for these so we knew that Holster footwear in the world for women and children plus we had half an idea if a massive account like them ordered your heaps of styles, sizes and colours this sale will prove irresistible. shoes. Now they order jellies from us each season.” Available from Holster Australia 55 Gateway Drive Noosaville


The most beautiful leathers of European origin: nubuck calf, glove quality full-grain calfskin, deerskin, peccary... French shoe label ARCHE are renowned world over for their quality, comfort and softness of the beautiful leather... the fine leathers are traditionally tanned with extreme care to preserve their authentic look, their exceptional softness, all of their natural qualities that make Arche shoes so amazingly comfortable. Arche shoes are exclusive, using a rich palette of materials and colours that reflect the latest trends. Our choice of colourful suede and luxurious leather make our shoes, boots and sandals very fashionable footwear. Our handbags and purses reflect style as well as fashion. Our designer handbags and purses come in a variety of colours, leathers, and suedes, providing a polished look for Arche woman. The Sunshine Coast’s only retailer Dianas of Noosa have many loyal customers who drop in every holiday for the latest colour and style. If European styles don’t get you excited New York’s famous designer Stuart Weitzman will probably do it! Designer to the stars Weitzman’s designs are always seen on the most famous movie star legs. Available from Dianas Shoes Bay Village Hastings Street.





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Spicers Tamarind Retreat launches new luxury spa


ndulge in world class beauty and relaxation treatments and experience pure bliss amongst the rainforest at the new Spa Anise at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. The luxury property near Maleny has opened its eagerly anticipated destination day spa, a sanctuary offering complete relaxation and wellness treatments in the ultimate natural setting. Nestled in Spicers Tamarind’s lush grounds and surrounded by stunning subtropical gardens, the purpose built facility features four treatment rooms and a state of the art hydrotherapy room complete with a therapeutic spa, rain shower and steam room with water sourced on site from a deep mineral spring - all overlooking the forest. Spa Anise treatments range from 60 minutes to a five hour total



indulgence package which includes lunch with champagne. For the ultimate pampering, indulge in its signature treatment, the Lush Lemongrass body ritual. After treatment, relax even further in a well-appointed post treatment room featuring a lounge, fireplace and a large covered deck area complete with a refreshment station. Here, you can sample world-class Spa cuisine, listen to the birds and the gentle flow of the nearby creek and soak in the enchanting beauty of one of Queensland’s most breathtaking destinations. Bookings are essential on 1300 311 429 or visit: Spicers Tamarind Retreat is located at 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Queensland

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The springy, zingy Repairwear Uplifting experience. Coming your way, the kind of wholeface awakening that makes people ask if you have been away. More prominent-looking cheeks, smoother forehead and neck, jawlines with a firm sense of place. New Repairwear Uplifting cream boosts natural elastin and collagen - the stuff that gives skin its snap, then helps organise it into a stronger network. No wonder you look so good. Repairwear Uplifting Cream $110

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Sugar Reef Collection... Maine Beach’s new range of Sugar Reef Body Care products are infused with a delicious blend of organic ingredients. Inspired by nature, Sugar Reef combines hydrating coconut, rosehip, pomegranate and sweet almond oils with indulgent cocoa seed butter to soothe, soften and revive skin, body and soul. Proudly made and produced in Australia by Australian artisans, this contemporary new range includes body butter, body lotion, soap, shower wash, lip lustre and hand crème and is stylishly packaged in soft silver and soothing ocean hues. The perfect gift for someone special, or as an indulgent personal treat, the Sugar Reef retails from $9.95 to $28.95

Argan Oil of Morocco Body Oil Blend Mandarin . Patchouli . Ylang Ylang . Evening Primrose Oil . Argan Oil . Virgin Coconut Oil . Rosehip . Rapidly absorbed massage and moisturising body oil blend excellent for hydrating and softening dry skin. Relax and enjoy the harmonic and grounding blend of mandarin, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils formulated to relieve stress and muscle tension. Skin Types: Normal . Dehydrated . Dry To Very Dry . Damaged . Mature 100ml 3.38fl.oz. RRP $20.00 250ml 8.45fl.oz. $35.00 Available at SAYA - Gateway Drive Noosaville

Truth or Dare by Madonna Coty Prestige has announced that Madonna, the top selling female recording artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold worldwide, will launch a fragrance. “Madonna is the marquis addition to Coty’s unrivaled brand portfolio and further establishes us as cutting edge leaders in the global beauty industry,” Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty Inc said. “We are thrilled to embark on this new venture with Madonna, a global icon with unprecedented star power and cultural relevance.”

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The heat is on... What to wear, apart from a good SPF when you head to the beach or poolside this summer.

Megan Gale’s Isola swimwear range now available... left & above

…it’s encouraging to see swimwear designers celebrating a woman’s curves by offering beautiful styles





ime to rediscover the leg wax and fake tan, hop on the treadmill and ponder wearing swimwear in block colours, stripes and prints, retro styles or sticking to the classics. Decisions, decisions.

There’s a scene in the 1956 movie High Society when Grace Kelly kneels poolside and is wearing a white halter-neck swimsuit with a small, ruffled skirt. How elegant. Just like other screen sirens such as Marilyn Munroe and Jayne Mansfield with their curves and sex appeal. Fast track to 2011 and many designers are infusing similar vintage-inspired details into today’s look with a high waist here and a vintage print there. Look out also for cinched waists, sweetheart necklines, halters, shirred sides and high-waisted, boy-legged bottoms in prints such as gingham, Hawaiian and nautical. Vintage 50s not your scene? How about the 70s with crochet bikinis and swimsuits plus open weave pieces having the same effect? They’re also on-trend. Worn right, not just showing off the body but alluding to more, is certainly sassy and definitely eye-catching. Ruffled bikinis and swimsuits, unlike vintage swimwear or even one-shouldered bikinis have no distinct rules per se. Instead they’re styled in various ways, often working alongside other one piece and bikini trends of the season. One shoulder bikinis and swimsuits have been all the rage for the last two years and whilst losing their trendiness, are still a great look especially with a thick single shouldered strap or a colour contrast between the strap and the rest of the bikini. String bikinis are similarly not ‘out’ nor ‘in’ but if it’s your choice make sure it features the on-trend statement strap – in this instance it’s called ‘strapping’ not ‘stringing’ because it’s been created in both thin and wider cuts. Digital prints are everywhere plus Colour and prints have replaced last year's black and white. Many designs are inspired by Aboriginal art and floral themes. There are sophisticated, rich tones of indigo and navy, fun floral prints in every size and colour, funky safari prints - think ‘chocolate zebra’, appealing to all ages. Overall it’s encouraging to see swimwear designers celebrating a woman’s curves by offering beautiful styles that will make her look and feel her best, on the beach and by the pool.


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Blessed with a magnificent waterway, Noosaville has an esplanade and side streets of chic stores, eateries, accommodation options and popular riverside green spaces.


rom sun-up, the Noosa River provides the perfect backdrop for Taichi and yoga enthusiasts. Joggers, walkers and cyclists are out in force while well behaved pooches big and small and owners strut their stuff, some a little weary after a tear around the leash-free park and Frisbee catching in the shallow water across the Noosa Waters’ canal bridge. Here the path continues to the Marina at Tewantin or go the other way towards Noosa Heads and the Noosa National Park. Meanwhile other locals and visitors prefer to sip their lattes and juices at the many cafes serving breakfast. The tranquil broad stretch of the Noosa River is edged with sand and runs parallel to Gympie Terrace. It has been charmingly landscaped, dotted with plentiful barbecues, gazebos, playgrounds, exercise equipment, timber picnic tables and bench seating under shaded trees from where lorikeets belt out birdsong in the late afternoon. Watch families playing cricket, swimmers enjoying the cool briny and anglers hoping they’ll hook a whiting or flathead. In the 1920s the centre of the sleepy riverside village was the only café The Favourite. It was owned by the Massouds and was the meeting place for troops during World War 11 when they drove their amphibious army ducks out of the river to collect their fresh fish and chips, cooked on a tiny wooden stove. The restaurant remains but is named after the Massoud matriarch Maisie.

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From Gympie Terrace and its environs to other precincts such as Gibson Road, Gateway Drive, the Noosa Marina and hot spots in-between, with numerous fabulous dining options, those with a serious penchant for retail therapy will need plenty of time to peruse



noosaville Today’s Noosaville is a thriving area with notable precincts, a kaleidoscope of crowd-pleasing shopping, dining and leisure options, all just a five-minute drive from sophisticated Hastings Street. Along the foreshore, info centres book tours to the Fraser Island, the Everglades and jazz cruises. Ducks waddle and pelicans flap their wings and thrust their beaks under water looking for a feed of fish or join seagulls onshore hoping for leftovers from the numerous barbecues. There are boat sheds for hiring a kayak or jet ski, chartering a barbecue pontoon, fishing tinnie or stand-up paddle board. The gondola cruises by and spells romance.

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Hailing the Riverlight ferry from one of the jetties is a must. It wends its way from the Noosa Marina to the Sheraton. On the other side of Gympie Terrace and just around each corner are places to hire a bike, side-by-side boutiques, book shops, cafes, takeaway food, gelaterias, day spas, hairdressers, homewares shops, liquor supplies and art galleries. At each end of the esplanade are smart restaurants and at the Tewantin end is the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, not only a social hub but a hit with kids wishing to learn how to sail. The system of waterways from the Noosa River includes clear lakes, dark tannin-stained waters and sand dunes form the gateway to the world's largest sand island and heritage-listed

relax rest enjoy unwind Fraser Island. Cyclists can use the dedicated pathway which extends from the Noosa River, looping around Noosa Waters or via the mangroves and creeks to Noosa Junction. Life down by the riverside and environs exudes a casual elegance and relaxed ambience and with its smorgasbord of restaurants, alfresco eateries, organic produce, well-made coffee, ice creameries and takeaways, plus at the not-too-far-away Sunday Farmers Markets, there's a culinary tour of the world to suit all tastes and budgets. From Gympie Terrace and its environs to other precincts such as Gibson Road Gateway Drive, the Noosa Marina and hot spots in-between and numerous munch palaces to those with a serious penchant for retail therapy, you’ll need plenty of time to peruse the Noosaville scene.

Hailing the Riverlight ferry from one of the jetties is a must. It wends its way from the Noosa Marina to the Sheraton.

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Thinking about a change of hairstyle? .THEN OPT FOR A VERSATILE CUT THAT WILL BE HIGHLY ADAPTABLE.


ook around at as many styles as possible. Bear in mind that when you are changing your hairstyle, consideration must be given as to how easy the style will be for you to manage at home. This is where your chosen stylist should help you make that final decision. There are some important points to be considered, ie Is your hair texture right for the style you have chosen, will it suit your features? A new hairstyle is like choosing a frame for your painting- choose the right one and the picture will be enhanced. Your stylist should show you how to style your new look in as many different ways as possible. If you are having difficulty managing your hair at home here are some guidelines for you to follow. You should visit your salon every 5-7 weeks. Hair grows at a very consistent rate and the majority of hairstyles will begin to lose shape after the 5th week and this is when you notice that your hair has become difficult to manage. Look after your hair the same way you look after your skin. Protect it from the elements ie, wind, sun and salt or chlorinated water. Remember that unlike the skin, when hair is damaged it is not possible for it to repair itself naturally, so protect it with sunscreen products such as Kerastase Aqua- Seal. Minimize exposure to the sun and swimming

pool chemicals; wear a hat in the sun and a cap in the pool. Use a recommended salon shampoo and use conditioner or a mask on the mid-lengths to ends of the hair. Avoid rough rubbing with a towel and if blow drying always use a heat protecting product to avoid dehydrating and damaging the hair. The condition of the hair starts on the inside. It only takes weeks for the effects of a poor diet to show up in hair, especially lack of protein. A balanced diet which contains all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients will reflect in a healthy head of hair. Avoid crash diets. Studies show that continually skipping meals over a period of months starves the hair of nutrients causing hair to thin. If your hair looks dull, your diet could be lacking in Vitamin B, Iron, Phosphorus and calcium, all are important for your hair. Find them in fish, meat, poultry, grains and high fibre foods, milk, cheese, yogurt and almonds. Skilful cutting and colouring can have a great impact on your looks. So start with a good cut. Add a little styling skill and you can transform your whole look. Whatever your hair length a slight change can make a huge difference. A combination of a great style and creative gentle colouring can do wonders for your self confidence. Remember that your hairstyle should make you feel radiant, this will project confidence and that’s the most attractive look of all!

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Perfect holiday reading for the fashionista... Christian Louboutin Hardie Grant Books $199

With editorial images from leading fashion magazines and new photography, this stunning volume celebrates Louboutin’s shoe designs over the last 20 years. It explores his Asian and Middle Eastern influences, as well as showcasing his boutiques and his apartments, renowned for their lavish and eclectic interiors. The book covers everything from his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and his first boutique in 1992, to his creative collaborations with David Lynch, in a series called “Fetish,” of limitededition shoes by Louboutin.


Hardie Grant Books $110 This book is an unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Conceived by fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W magazine editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, this comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design. This gorgeous book designed by Arnell features contributions by Lynn Hirschberg, Judith Clark, Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Maria Luisa Frisa.



Social Change Room When Jennifer Barton decided it was high time to go greener, she began to immerse herself in the abundance of environmental and ethical information available.


here were no greenie ‘L plates’ or entertaining ethical gurus to help her sift through the pages and pages of relevant yet dry information. She needed a ‘dummy’s guide to ethical living’ – to help her better understand how the daily choices we all make affect the earth, and how implementing a small change to our daily routine can result in long-lasting beneficial effects for the earth and its occupants. So she made one – and thus Social Change Room began. Erika Taylor was one of the first contributors to hitch her wagon to the SCR juggernaut. Erika is a self confessed and unapologetic science nerd. She has spent years as a science curator in some of Australia’s most-loved museums, and is passionate about both sustainable design and ethical decisions for plus sized fashionistas, using her voluptuous figure and well rounded frontal cortex, she ensures that they are well represented at SCR. Jennifer, Erika, and now many other writers of note (as featured on 2SER radio) use their considerable intellects and expansive wit to extract interesting information from the experts and relay it to their SCR

counterparts in ways that are both amusing to read and easy to assimilate. They put a cheeky and lighthearted spin on their stories to entertain and educate, creating an inclusive space that welcomes the ecocurious and supports even the smallest of efforts with passion and enthusiasm. SCR focuses on easy, affordable ways in which we can enact change – by making conscious decisions about our general consumption of product, how, when, and where we spend our hard earned cash, and how we, as a community, can encourage an ethical bent in even the largest of body corporates. As a continuation of SCR’s committed ethical direction, and as over 75% of the website’s readers are female, a major topic of discussion is the fashion industry – from the manufacturing process down to how the ladies of Australia consume the throw-away fashion prevalent in today’s market. They cheer on recycling, re-purposing and reselling one’s unused wardrobe, in addition to supporting fair trade fashion and providing a platform for unheard eco designers. To learn more visit

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Buffalo funerals and boob jobs... After penning the bizarre side of living in Thailand, Ange Takats, says Helen Flanagan, has been on a panel at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival plus writing songs and chilling out the old fashioned way.


hile friends flirted after dark in Sydney and tinkered in daylight hours with corporate life, 22-year old Ange Takats moved to Bangkok and the cut-throat, male-dominated world of international media. Little did she know that her two year sojourn would be life-changing. From heroin addicts in Hanoi, Aids patients in Bangkok to finding herself surrounded by gun-wielding soldiers with undies around her ankles during a drug bust in the hills of the north, Ange recorded everything in a diary which 10 years later became The Buffalo Funeral: Soundbites from a Songbird in Siam, the book title inspired by one of her first stories as a young reporter. “My cameraman told me, when I first arrived, that we were going to a buffalo funeral and I didn’t quite believe him until we arrived in a remove village and saw the big dead beast,” recalls Ange



adding Doonan graphic designer Leroy Sams, etched the buffalo head out of a piece of lino then scanned it to make the cover design. “He was hanging inside a shed, with fairy lights wrapped around his horns and flowers stuffed into his ears. There were Buddhist monks, draped in orange robes, praying in front of him and the whole thing was completely surreal. He had been the star of a Thai war film, chosen for his exceptionally long horns and used to run the lead actor around the rice fields. A few weeks after the filming was complete, the buffalo dropped dead and the actors decided he deserved a special send-off.” In-between other crazy animal stories such as elephant weddings, reincarnated lizard ceremonies and edible cockroach stories, she reported on a woman who claimed she could make breasts bigger by rubbing them with Tiger Balm, however mid way through the shoot she decided to demonstrate on Ange.


The report on the release from house arrest of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 2002 was the most significant story Ange says she covered:“The Burmese government rarely allows journalists to enter their country and I was one of the few foreign journalists granted a visa to Yangon. I was crapping my pants, to be honest. It was the biggest story I’d been assigned and I was responsible for feeding the first footage of Suu Kyi, via satellite, to my company’s headquarters where it would be beamed out across the world. Not only did I feel the weight of this massive breaking international news story, I also became caught up in all the emotion. The streets were packed with thousands of supporters and it was hard to focus on the task at hand. She’s a remarkable woman and I feel so blessed to have met and interviewed her.” Thailand is also credited with giving Ange her first paid singing gig, despite not having ever performed professionally. “I went along to a Blues bar and met some musos, sang for them and a few nights later they took me to the sweetest little folk club called Timebottle where I sang for the owner who offered me a two hour gig each Friday and Saturday night. It was rather daunting but I learned lots of Joni Mitchell songs to fill the time plus it was so nice to have a creative release at the end of my working week.” For over two years Ange toured her debut album Aniseed Tea, performed at some of Australia’s most popular music festivals, written a theme song for a former Tropfest New York winner’s next feature film and is working on songs for a new album “I love writing lyrics but there’s only so much you can say in a four minute song. The book is an extension of my music – another way for me to tell my story,” says Ange, 33 who loves everything about living at Peregian Beach, especially the community vibe and the French Patisserie, oh and coming home after an exciting yet daunting time at the 2011 Byron Bay Writers' Festival. “As a first

time author it was a little intimidating. I kept pinching myself as I sat in the green room and watched people like John Pilger, Louis de Bernieres and Gillian Armstrong. “I was part of three panels, including 'We did it our way', on selfpublishing. The festival highlight though, was the chance to be part of Paul Kelly's concert, to 'warm the stage' for him. A true thrill.” After the festival, Ange spent two weeks in Thailand visiting her old stomping grounds. “I'm not sure what was more enjoyable being back in the country that I love - or having two entire weeks without a mobile phone and laptop. My partner Leroy and I decided it was going to be one of those 'old-fashioned holidays', when people used to disconnect from life and relax, rather than being plugged-in all the time. The lack of emailing and texting meant more time on the beach, more plates full of mango-stickyrice and more massages. "The holiday has also made me aware of the time spent in front of screens, whether it's a computer, mobile phone or TV. I don't have a TV so the latter is not really a big issue, but I'm trying to limit the time I spend 'connected' to technology and I feel a calmer person for it. It has also resulted in some new songs which is a little scary given I already have an album's worth ready to record. "I'm really keen to record the next album but I'm kind of secretly hoping that an old-school-jazz band will magically appear on my doorstep and offer to play on the tracks which will have an old-school-jazz influence and hopefully a Billie Holliday charm about it. It's going to be very different to my last album.”

…crazy animal stories such as elephant weddings, reincarnated lizard ceremonies and edible cockroach stories…

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Seaside chic... Peregian Beach with its surf club, patrolled surf beach, village square, markets, vibrant cafes, stores stocked with gorgeous homewares, beautiful boutiques, beauty therapists and sophisticated vibe has all the charm of a coastal village. On the 1st and the 3rd Sunday of every month the Peregian Markets are a must visit – a hive of activity, creativity, fresh produce and fun. Many fashion labels start off here so keep an eye out for tomorrow’s trendy look. . The park between the Peregian Surf Club and the lifeguard tower is a vibrant sight as locals and visitors alike strolling around the market and spilling over into the village cafes and grassed area to read their Sunday papers and sip on a latte as the children play on the green or earlier in the morning see walkers heading home along the road or the beach with a baguette tucked under one arm and a basket of local produce in the other. At Caribbean Dreams stop for a seriously good gelato. The shop is reminiscent of stepping off a little boat in the Caribbean and the display cabinet filled with the amazing colours of freshly-made gelati and sorbet that invite instant salivation. See faces light up with big smiles after just one luscious lick. HTM - High Tide Mark is well known for their quality labels for both men and women. It has a great following on the coast and more exciting new labels and stock are in store for summer!

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Evolve-mum baby home is a store you arrive at, and take in the visual delight that surrounds you. Filled with treasures of the heart it is a challenge to leave without something gorgeous! Established in 2005 in the square at Peregian Beach, it is fondly known for exquisite baby wear, children's clothing, handbags you fall in love with, accessories, women's fashion, pregnancy wear, unique toys, books and crafty things that make your heart sing. A small taste of the labels you will find are, Purebaby, Peggy, Munster, Electric Boy, Chookleaf, Nancybird, Sisken, Elk, Wilson, Mesop, Song, Frey, Ripe, Soon, Bajo, Britt and Mae. If you are looking for something superb, something that feels beautiful, something that inspires make your destination. Wahoo Seafood’s alfresco dining and BYO experience is popular with families and couples alike with delicious meals such as crab risotto. The takeaway section is noticeably thriving as families, surfers and couples put in their orders for a night in or alternatively picnicking on the 'green' with such taste sensations such as calamari strips. Very more-ish. Peregian Beach Hotel Situated in friendly Peregian Village, this architecturally designed hotel oozes Sunshine Coast casual style. Ideally situated only 10 minutes from Noosa and a stone's throw to Coolum Beach. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Featuring the Pbh Bistro for hungry diners, full gaming room, a sports bar, private function room with sea views and a drive-thru bottle shop. On Sunday afternoons why not relax and enjoy live entertainment from 2pm, whilst sampling some of the country's best wines, and a wide range of local and imported beers.

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Even the four-legged members of your family are catered to in Peregian Beach with water and tethering stations dotted around the Square. Peregian Beach is a plastic bag free zone, an initiative to keep this community paradise for generations to come.



Wide world of sport As the head honcho for a major sporting events company, Geoff Meyer is always on the run, however he took time out for a chat with Helen Flanagan



eoff Meyer has sport in his blood. He’s been with Noosa-based USM Events for ten years and is responsible for the management and production of hundreds of events including state, national and world championships, include the UCI World Road Cycling Championships, ITU World Cups, World Triathlon Championships, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, the new Cairns Airport Adventure Festival incorporating Challenge Cairns plus a portfolio of cultural events. The Meyer family moved from Brisbane to Sydney where Geoff, the youngest of four kids, grew up on the northern beaches and was a sports tragic. “Surfing was a must as was rugby,” says Geoff. “My Mum is a Kiwi and I have a cousin who played for the All Blacks and another who played for the Wallabies, so you can imagine the problems that caused. “At 17 I fell in love with the sport of triathlon, had a crack at competing seriously, however not coming in the top ten soon


barbecues with family and friends, bike rides to the beach and on Saturday mornings a run through the Noosa National Park with his dedicated running mates made me realise I was never going to have a career as a professional athlete, so I studied sports science and business at NSW University. But it was inevitable I’d end up in sporting career of some kind.” In the meantime he became a high school teacher, worked in finance and global banking for Deutsche Bank and then Dresdner in Australia and inbetween fell in love with his wife Rachel. They spent three years travelling and living abroad before finally making the move from the ‘big smoke’ and leaving careers in finance and tourism marketing for the good life in Noosa, albeit working three times harder. “I was introduced to Garth Prowd and started working for USM Events in operations and sponsorship,” explains Geoff, whose background in finance was an asset in the world of events, a rewarding, ever-changing industry he’s passionate about. “A decade ago the triathlon was probably seen by some as a little extreme, but now it’s very much mainstream and a way of life. The numbers at the Noosa Tri have more than quadrupled in that time and the demand for entry spots far exceed places. Triathlon and cycling have been catapulted onto the world stage, thanks to our amazing Australian athletes who compete globally. Cyclists such as Cadel Evans, Robbie McEwen and triathletes like Emma Snowsill, Chris McCormack have taken the profile of their sports to a new level.” In tandem with the worldwide interest of the athletes is the growth and profile of the festival.“Recent editions of USA and UK Triathlon magazines voted the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival in the top ten events you must do before you die. Noosa Tri has a very special atmosphere in the mass participation events which allow every day Australian to compete alongside the world’s best athletes and be part of the most exciting and largest multisport festival in the world.” Many elite athletes and sporting celebrities return to Noosa year after year. There’s Susie O’Neal, Steve Monighetti, Dawn Fraser, Ky Hurst, Robbie McEwen, Olympians, AFL, Rugby League and V8 Supercar stars and many more. USM Events has offices in Noosa, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns and managers 50 sporting, musical and cultural festivals around Australia and overseas, including Equitana, a major horse festival in Melbourne and Sydney; the Gallipoli Dawn Service in Gallipoli; Bridge To Brisbane and recently the UCI World Cycling Championship in Melbourne; and the ITU Triathlon World championships series in Sydney. Geoff says this equates to approximately 250,000 participants a year. “Our events in Noosa, Mooloolaba, Geelong, Sydney and Cairns are all televised and beamed around the world which is great for the event but it also showcases the region to potential visitors, which has major tourism benefits. We work very closely with government and tourism bodies to achieve the best outcomes for region. Noosa and Mooloolaba triathlons last year had an over 35 million dollar economic impact. That’s a direct spend into the region and doesn’t include TV coverage, marketing, PR value and the like. This benefits everyone as we’re all connected to the tourism.” Running events means it’s full-on all week planning, work all weekend making them happen and with four months of this year spent working interstate family time is precious, with Rachel, a former interline and international sales manager for Virgin Blue, holding the reins of her company Motion Marketing, a tourism marketing consultancy whilst juggling time as a full time mum to Zane 6, and Wil 4. “They keep Rachel and I alive,” admits Geoff who when at home enjoys good food and wine, barbecues with family and friends, bike rides to the beach and on Saturday mornings a run through the Noosa National Park with his dedicated running mates. “The run may be an excuse for coffee or breakfast at Cafe Le Monde however I try to cycle and swim on other mornings. My boys often joke about my other girlfriend - my bike. That should really be bikes (or is that girlfriends), as I have a few.” NoosaStyleLiving




noosa junction inct... the fashion prec

the heart of noosa fashion he central business precinct – the beating heart of Noosa - has traditionally been Noosa Junction, attracting the big banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, major supermarkets and clusters of boutiques, the cinema complex and most recently the official transport hub for visitors and local bus services. The much needed facility greatly reduces traffic congestion in Hastings Street and environs and has played a pivotal role in the revitalisation of Noosa Junction. Also adding a new dimension is the Arcadia Walk facelift which will bring even more people to the cafes, boutiques, homewares stores and plethora of associated businesses. Stretching from the post office and bowls club, along Sunshine Beach Road, into Lanyana Way with arcades, galleries and a treasure trove of interesting shops in-between, it’s easy to see that


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retail therapy really doesn’t get much better. Bella Rustique is one of Noosa's most beautiful and discerning homewares and gift wear stores stocking everything from one-off furniture and distinctive pieces, jewellery, fragrances and coffee table books to baby-wear and a gift registry. It is the ideal place to find that something special for every occasion Bella Rustique also offers an in-house design service. Casa Noosa - Why not visit the showrooms of Casa Noosa Interiors and take a look at this season’s latest trends in furnishings and designer pieces. From tropical to contemporary, a simple lamp to a tailor-made bar, or soft furnishings and that perfect gift – it has it all. Symbolic Journey has an extensive range of spiritual books, crystals, jewellery, oracle and angel cards, tarot cards, essential oils, incense, music CDs/DVDs, inspirational DVDs, meditation

Cranium Board Games. A whole lot of fun, these games bring out surprising talents in all players, everyone has a chance to shine! available from Newtons Apple

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Tel: 07 5447 3366

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Noosa Beach Arts & Crafts

Unique, Beautiful, Different! Studio, Gallery and Retail Driftwood Homewares and Furniture, Shell Candles, Coral, Gifts, Loose Shells, Beach Fashion, Mirrors, Art from Shells by Pauline and other local artists

Shop 7, Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction 0422 927 700 Open every day from 10am till 5pm, closed Sundays Also merchandising Wednesdays at Eumundi Markets or Online




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and hypnosis CDs, Feng Shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, meaningful gifts and cards and more. MOFO provides Noosa's discerning man with a much needed fashion alternative. This boutique sources limited release labels from around Australia and the world, in the latest up to date seasonal trends. Be a leader not a follower. Check out MOFO. Newton’s Apple Puzzles Games & Toys, now have two stores, Bay Village in Hastings Street and Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction, next to Coles. Catering to all ages and interests with high quality products and helpful service. There is also a huge selection of craft activities and jigsaw puzzles, great for holiday quiet times. Everyone remembers fondly the times spent playing games with family and friends. Bay Village Open 7 days 9am-5.30pm Noosa Fair Open Mon - Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm Minx & Max conveniently located across from Coles New Fair, where Summer 2011 collections rediscover fashion classics, garments instantly recognizable by the attention to fit, cut and detail, as well as the use of beautiful fabrics. Labels such as Verge, Moss & Spy, Katherine, Meredith, Rebecca Thompson and Nougat are featured. Minx & Max showcases pieces selected with care and assembled with appeal and a touch of savoirfaire! In essence items that will remain fabulous from Season to Season. Minx & Max' accessory collection brings it all together in one easy location! We welcome you to enjoy Spring 2011 Minx & Max style! Lotus Rose Emporium creates the casual relaxed Noosa style with their latest imported fashion designs - all affordable comfort and with practical ease of wear. Light cottons, linens and silks up to size 22 for women and for men to XXL in cotton and linen. Lasting treasures also in a large collection of sterling and ethnic jewellery. 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.

Shells by Pauline... After seven successful years showcasing her fabulous artworks at the Eumundi markets, Pauline Attias now has a Noosa address. Located at Shop 7, Arcadia Street in the heart of the newly renovated Noosa Junction, Noosa Beach Arts & Crafts is a shop like no other. Featuring Pauline’s work as well as pieces from other well-known local artists, the retail shop doubles as a art gallery and a workshop. From unique driftwood lamps and mirrors to beautiful beachy homewares and delightfully handcrafted shell candles, Pauline has now designed her own fashion line. A combination of easy to wear, and beachy style line of clothes all blending in perfectly with the natural look of her shop. Of course, what will catch your eye at first glance is the fine, white beach sand on her floor making it a uniquely Noosa original. With a European background, and after having traveled the world extensively, Pauline fell in love with Noosa and truly created the perfect beach life in her shop. Open every day except Sunday from 9.30am till 5pm.

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I caught up with Dodi Fayed on another occasion at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, the night he and Diana had the fatal car crash.

This chequered life... The road best travelled with Doug Gorman is full of ups, downs, laughter, tears, the rich, famous and fatuous. By 21 you’d been a singer and were a professional soccer player so why the move to Australia? In Edinburgh I had a rock ‘n’ roll band and success at football finals winning two Scottish Cup medals in front of 45,000. I signed the forms to become a professional and moved to Sydney on a two year contact. At 23 I worked in the wine industry, was tutored by a director of Penfolds, won awards for wine appreciation and cocktail mixing at technical college and was lucky enough to be chosen as a flight steward for Qantas on international flights. What fun, interesting places and parties I went to! I returned to the UK for family reasons, backpacked through France’s wine regions and into Spain with just my trusty tent, primus stove and sleeping bag. Later I landed a position serving wine for a new upmarket hotel and cabaret in Auckland, New Zealand.



Australia again beckoned as did a spate of hard work and fun times internationally especially on a luxury yacht. In Western Australia I worked on the Barrow Island Pipeline, graduated to the Red Dog territory of Dampier on three occasions including head barman, also at Mt Newman where I chose the wine and supervised a banquet for Prince Phillip who shook my hand. Back to the east coast I worked on Hayman Island on three occasions at a very busy cocktail bar and attended to Sir Reginald Ansett when he visited. Inbetween Hayman I went overseas, worked for an international charter airline in charge of service and the cabin crew. Back in Sydney I interviewed for Canadian Airlines, was flown to Vancouver, I spoke enough French so was posted to Montreal and in two years flew all over the world. Back in London I answered an ad for a steward on a luxury yacht based in Cannes. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was working for Adnan Khashoggi! That took care of the next four wonderful years and then five years more when he persuaded me to travel with him, his family and VIPs on his fleet of luxury aircraft. After the Seychelles, we relocated to the Caribbean for 18 months. Tell about some of the highlights, the rich, famous and fatuous. I’ve stayed in tents, slept on a kitchen floor in the Seychelles, enjoyed the luxury of all the major hotels including the Ritz in Paris and sailed all over the Mediterranean with Khashoggi from Cannes, Monaco and Marbella to Mombasa in Kenya where just the crew stayed for a magical six months plus flew on his DC9, 727, 737 and the stretch DC8 aircraft, all kitted out in the grandest style.. Sean (Tom to us Scots) Connery came on board the yacht and gas-bagged for a while as did Shirley Bassey, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and during the Cannes Film Festival there was Jacques Cousteau, author Harold Robbins, Farah Fawcett, Ryan O’Neal, Dodi Fayed, Khashoggi’s nephew the son of his sister Samira and the list goes on…and on. Brook Shields and her fun mum related a tale about a missing dress; President Momutu of Zaire was an absolute knockout when I was his guest for six days at his luxurious spread. He called me Mr Sportif, we laughed a lot, drank pink champagne and what stories to tell. Ditto President Numari of Sudan including fleeing a military coup. I caught up with Dodi Fayed on another occasion at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, the night he and Diana had the fatal car crash. Khashoggi was extremely enjoyable to work for, was softly spoken, had a ready smile and handshake, liked sharing idle chatter but no doubt off camera at that level of power, one would have to stand on some toes or perhaps crush them. Tell us about your singing, music collection, being a radio presenter and staying fit. Through the years I sang standards a la Sinatra wherever I’ve worked plus in restaurants, pubs and clubs, have been a singing waiter and whilst in the Caribbean had a regular gig at the Egret Lounge in St Croix. I now sing my own unofficial weather forecast every Friday from noon on my four hour Diggin’ with Doug Show on 101.3 FM - Noosa Community Radio. I’ve always collected music and have 500 LPs and 1300 CDs which I play on the show. No ARIA chart stuff here! More about music to jump ‘n’ jive by, help you come alive for the weekend and music to rock and soothe the soul - from R&B, Blues, Reggae and some good country, jazz and big band thrown in with some ‘wine speak’. I’ve always run everywhere through parks and cities wherever I’ve been even on the yacht while at sea. I still make an attempt to run today. Footnote While there are so many more stories and a bounty of happy memories, Doug says there were some tough and lonely times especially in Sydney when he roamed the streets looking for a job and had just US$60 to his name. And of course it was difficult eventually settling back in Australia but after visiting his partner’s parents in Noosa they moved from Coffs Harbour 12 years ago. They have two wonderful children, live in Peregian Springs and Doug thanks his lucky stars for what happened on his incredible journey and is now “grateful for his family’s well-being”. Writer: Helen Flanagan

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LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS Style Yourself Retro This Season with... Watch the streets - Retro is back and those boys shorts up quickly creeping up the leg this summer. Be still my beating heart!! Think Hawaii Five O again - with loud floral shorts and tropical shirts. The girls started the movement with their Retro 50s and 60s bikinis. Love them!! Now the boys want in on the fun, with boardies and swim trunks looking decidedly shorter. There will be plenty of male knees on show this year - and the fabulously titled 'manscaping' - where men hit the spas and salons for a softer, hairless physique. So much more space for slowly applying sunscreen!! Hats are also back in a big way. Mix and match them with casual loafers, soft cotton shirts and a pair of latest season shorts for a casual look that is all style. Tailored shorts make a fabulous transition from beachside dining to trendy bars this season, and are a must for any wardrobe And, don't count out the Preppy look - it is still very hot.

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AUSSIE MEN GET TALLER THIS CHRISTMAS The perfect present for Australian men this Christmas Australian first designer men’s shoe, Taller has solved the problem of gift-giving for Australian men this Christmas. Taller’s designer, hand-crafted men’s shoes have a hidden height increase of 6-10cm and are fast becoming popular among Australian men for all occasions. Founder of, Altura JNK Design Director, Jennen Ngiau-Keng says his designer elevator shoes have been popular since the launch five years ago. “Our new range was launched recently and is available to customers Australia-wide during the Christmas season, with over 50 styles to choose from,” Mr Ngiau-Keng said “This is a gift that gives men of all ages a chance to own designer footwear, as well as a boost in confidence and self esteem, or simply a chance to be the same height as their girlfriends and wives when they opt for high heels. “Instead of giving the typical Christmas present of socks, ties and boxer shorts, our handcrafted leather shoes is a thoughtful option,” he said. The Taller range includes boots, formal and casual styles to suit a variety of tastes and preferences, and can be purchased online and delivered throughout Australia, free of charge. Visit has over 50 styles of shoes and boots for formal and casual wear. Designs are carefully hand-crafted. All Taller shoes and boots are made using the finest leather and materials. Shoes retail from $139.95 to $199.95 dependent on the selected 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.

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Entrepreneurs Katrina and Nick Thorpe have not only created a Bali haven in Noosa, but also seem to be leading the way for others to follow, as Charlotte Banks discovers.


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eet Katrina and Nicholas, the brains behind the beautiful award-winning Ikatan Spa, the luxury Bali escape we are lucky enough to have right here on our doorstep in Noosa. Not only are Katrina and Nick two of the most focused and dedicated business owners I have ever met, they are also devoted to local charitable causes and are passionate about taking Noosa forward, with Katrina holding a seat on the marketing committee for Tourism Noosa no less. As I arrive at Ikatan to chat to the go-getting pair, I feel my stresses start to ebb away as the birdsong, tropical surroundings, palm leaf backdrop, trickling water vibrations and authentic Balinese gamelan music combine to draw me in to a world away from work and my daily grind, affording me a moment to relax and breathe a sigh of relief. A haven devoted to the body, mind and spirit, Ikatan is a treat for the senses, and Katrina, who is very much the face of Ikatan, has a composure to match. Clearly a savvy entrepreneur, Katrina does not exhibit any signs of the toils of running a business, but instead is outwardly composed, warm and friendly upon meeting me, with an immense pride for her creation and for the town in which she lives shining from her like a beacon. A trained hairdresser, fitness instructor, beauty therapist and masseuse, Katrina describes her success in life as purely the result of “being in the right place at the right time, and making the most of the opportunities,” but I have no doubt there is more to it than this. Fiercely competitive, Katrina has throughout her career attained a string of accolades and awards including Senior Stylist of the Year for three years in a row for hairdressing, State Champion three times running as a fitness instructor, and now Ikatan has recently been listed again for the fourth time as one of the top five spas in Australia by The Australia Travel and Tourism Awards for 'Best Destination Spa Experience', an award for which a business cannot selfnominate. Katrina is certainly no wallflower, that is for sure. Starting Ikatan from scratch nearly ten years ago, Katrina and her husband Nick have truly nurtured a beautiful idea into something real and magnificent, offering a sublime day spa experience with traditional Balinese body treatments and a facial range by award winning spa brands Elemis, Environ and Jane Iredale. “The idea came to us

one day like a bolt from the blue; then followed a lot of research and planning to get it right,” Katrina explains. “We love Bali and that feeling you get when you arrive there, like time has slowed down. We wanted to create a spa retreat just like this. “Architecturally, Ikatan represents a Balinese village concept where treatment rooms are villa-style, set amongst the gardens,” Katrina describes. “When we were designing the retreat, we even had a Feng Shui expert come in to tell us where to place the pavilions and to advise on where doors and windows should be to keep the energies flowing or to slow them down.” Formerly in the aeronautical industry in the middle east, Nick, soon gave up on the fast pace in Saudi Arabia to support their venture, and their dedication is clear to see with every last detail having been thought of. With Nick designing and maintaining the gardens as well as dealing with the financial side of the business, Katrina is left to run the daily show. “It is a great partnership,” Katrina smiles, “My strengths are Nick’s weaknesses and visa versa. We find ourselves looking in the same direction together. We both have a passion for Ikatan and for Noosa and have built the day spa up, step by step, listening to the market, listening to our Noosa locals and listening to our staff also, who often have excellent ideas. We spend a lot of time in Bali bringing back practices and I now even teach Balinese massage to the Balinese there! By sharing, we all learn. It has taken a great deal of hard work, but it is so good to see people leave our premises with a smile on their face. “If you are passionate about something, it can lift you to the moon and back. If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!” Katrina glows with a wry smile. “What I am trying to say is that if you want something badly enough, you can do it. I am very excited about the future of Noosa in this regard; there are so many young entrepreneurs here now and some wonderful businesses which are greatly attractive to tourists and locals alike. Noosa is going through a revival and it is incredibly exciting to see.” Sitting on the Board of the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation here on the Sunshine Coast, as well as supporting Frangipani Dreams, a local charity which helps underprivileged people in the community, and the Bali Street Kids Orphanage, it is very clear that Katrina and Nick like to give something back and it is inspiring to see the knock-on effect of their hard work and risk. And as I leave Ikatan, with the lush greenery and sense of calm behind me, I too feel proud – proud of our Noosa community and village atmosphere which attracts and engages such entrepreneurial spirit, allowing such little pieces of paradise as Ikatan to pop up to enrich our backyard. And long may it continue.


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noosastyle Summer is here - and our best regional produce is now available... talented local chefs are creating delicious new delights to tempt diners everyday and night ... enjoy!

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Thomas Street Corner - Moreton Bay Bugs and gravalax Rickys River Bar+Restaurant - WA Octopus, warm potatoes, chorizo, slow roasted tomatoes, harissa aioli Grind Coffee - Grilled Barramundi on a classic Niscoise salad Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club - Yachties Seafood Plate - Reef fish wing, tiger prawn skewer in light & crisp Asian batter, salt & pepper squid & more iS tapas bar - Tapas dishes include prawns piri piri with a mild chilli, tomato and pepper marinade, crumbed Spanish jumbo green olives stuffed with fetta Sails - Fresh Seasonal Seafood is always on the menu, including local mud crabs and spanner crabs







artisan tea... yum cha... Retail loose leaf tea Bubble Tea Vegetarian and Asian Street Food Tea Ware and Hand Made Gifts Yum Cha 5440 5735 Shop 1/253 Gympie Tce Noosaville

Famous Seafood Restaurant Licensed Restaurant & Bar • Magical views of the glistening Noosa river. • FULLY air-conditioned OR open dining. • Functions and weddings catered for.

NOOSA MARINA, 2 Parkyn Court Tewantin P: 5474 4799 F: 5474 3799 Open 7 days from 11.30am - SPECIALS DAILY




10 good reasons to go organic... 1. Reduce chemical runoff and residues in drinking water, waterways and coastal areas Runoff is the main cause of diminishing marine life, animals and plants. Approximately 30,000 tonnes of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators are used each year in Australia (OzProspect, 2003). 2. Increase the resilience of farms during drought In the wake of the 2002/2003 drought 100 000 agricultural sector jobs were lost. Organic farms have a greater resilience in times of drought. A 21year trial showed that organic crops saw a margin of 38-196 per cent greater yield than comparable conventional crops (AJAA, 2003). 3. Increase biodiversity Increase biodiversity and save disappearing native animal habitats. For decades scientists worldwide have carried out studies with the clear conclusion that organic farming significantly supports biodiversity (Soil Association, 2000). 4. Ensure humane treatment of animals Scientific evidence indicates that practices such as battery hen farming and the use of sow stalls inflict continuous intense suffering on animals throughout their confinement, leading to acute physical and behavioural problems (RSPCA). Organic livestock is grown in a way that conforms to natural processes of growth and development. 5. Capture CO2 back into the soil in the form of humus A 23-year research project shows that if only 1000 medium sized farms converted to organic production, the carbon stored in the soil would be equivalent to taking 117 440 cars off the road each year (The Rodale Institute®, 2003). 6. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating synthetic nitrogen fertilisers Agriculture in Australia is the second highest contributor of greenhouse gases (17 per cent in 2004). The Australian Greenhouse Office says that fertiliser emissions accounted for two-thirds of all cropping emissions. Organic standards prohibit the use of nitrogen fertilisers. 7. Avoid eating up to two kilograms of food additives every year Many food additives have been linked with symptoms such as allergic reactions, rashes, headaches, asthma, growth retardation and hyperactivity in children. 8. Give infants the nutrient building blocks they need for a healthy future 90% of dairy and meat products from organic sources have been shown to increase levels of healthy fatty acids in breastmilk. 9. Reduce the risk of cancer On average organic foods contain about onethird more cancer-fighting antioxidants than comparable conventional produce. 10. Eat the best tasting food Many Australians who consume organic products every day do so because they believe that organic tastes best.




at Sydney’s prestigious Quay restaurant, rates highly the use of organics in cooking. “I believe things taste better when grown organically. Our restaurant is part of a push to embrace organic produce. There has been a groundswell of people wanting natural tasting vegetables,” he states. Renowned television chef, Kylie Kwong, author of the sustainable and organic cookbook ‘It Tastes Better’ (Lantern, 2010), concurs with this mentality. ore and more people around ”Whether I am cooking for friends or family at home Australia are turning to organic or cooking for customers in my restaurant, I only ever produce to provide wholesome offer fresh, local, organic ingredients. This is the best nutrition in their daily diets and to way I can serve the community and the support the environment, and it is environment and furthermore, sustainably produced not just a handful of hippies. With an food tastes better.” increasing number of Australia’s best International award winning chef chefs choosing to deal exclusively Tobie Puttock of the Channel 10 hit with organic food, it is becoming clear series ‘Jamie’s Kitchen – Australia’ who there must be something in it. has worked closely with Jamie and Organic food is not new. It was only the Fifteen Restaurant and in the 20th century that a large supply Foundation, has seen first hand the of synthetic chemicals was introduced difference organics can make, to the food chain with the offering great advise about the industrialisation of agriculture. benefits of buying locally and in However, it seems we now are coming season. “Find your local organic full circle, with a return to organic supplier and get to know them. Ask produce being lead from the top. about their farming practices and So what is organic produce? learn about what’s in season and Organic produce is food produced when. Buying organic supports your using methods that do not involve local community and reduces your modern synthetic inputs such as carbon foot print and buying in artificial pesticides, synthetic season means you get the freshest herbicides, hormones, growth possible produce at a great price.” promotants and chemical fertilizers. Kym Machin, former Courier-Mail The food does not involve genetically modified Young Chef of the Year and head chef and co-owner organisms and is not processed using irradiation, of the Brisbane restaurant, Urbane, agrees that industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. Rather, certified organic produce offers greater nutritional farmers prevent pests by planting a diverse range of benefits and a superior quality. “Organic produce has crops, rotating crops, using natural biological and been around forever but it has been forgotten and environmentally friendly inputs, and conserving pushed aside for too long. By combining modern natural ecosystems. techniques with traditionally produced food we can Leading the way showcase the best of both worlds.” In Australia, demand for certified organic produce “It seems that Australia’s best from some of the country’s most highly awarded chefs want the best produce chefs has confirmed the trend towards going - produce that tastes the organic, with a host of names such as Peter best, smells the best and Gilmore, Kylie Kwong, Tobie Puttock and is the best for you - and Kym Machin, all fans of natural they are finding organic produce. produce fits the bill,” says Josh Chef of the Year (Sydney Morning Barry of certified organic Noosa Herald’s Good Food Guide 2012), outlet, Organika. Peter Gilmore, “Organics is the based future.”


“Australia’s best chefs want the best … and they are finding organic produce fits the bill.”




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A healthy diet has never been synonymous with fast food shops however today many top notch restaurants box, bag or wrap the same or similar fare served to diners.


he word is out. Take-away at the Noosa Waterfront Restaurant and Bar is identical in quality to what’s served in the restaurant. Chef Craig McCabe says “the lasagna is made using the same fresh tomato bolognese sauce used on the gnocchi in the restaurant but of course served to suit take-away. Fish, either crumbed, battered or grilled is fresh daily as is the calamari, all the salads are similar to what’s on the menu and the tiramisu is a recipe from the one-Michelin starred chef Stefano Cavallini, who I worked for in London. Everything we offer is really high quality, the only difference - it's available take-away”. Beachside there’s an option with a difference. Berardos Bistro on the Beach has a kiosk offering old fashioned faves such as prawn cocktail, Caesar salad or how about freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters either natural or with Noosa cane juice jelly? Plus classic crunchy baguettes have your choice of delish fillings such as Tassie’s Huon Valley smoked salmon, free range turkey, local avocadoes, Noosa Reds tomatoes, double-smoked leg ham with house-made roasted vegetables, chutneys and relishes to suit. Prop on the stools and enjoy a coffee or glass or wine while you wait.

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Pizza lovers are in for a treat at Madmegs Pizza Pantry. “We only do thin crust pizzas with quality ingredients,” proud owner Damir Mikletic says. “We roast our vegetables on site and slice our meats to order so they’re always fresh. Our customers repeatedly say Madmegs reminds them of eating pizzas in Italy and France and we transport them there whist dining here. This is music to my family’s ears.” With popular toppings such as pumpkin with feta, prosciutto with bocconcini and basil, or the matador with chorizo, jalapeno peppers and chilli, here is pizza heaven. A dessert pizza with chocolate, strawberries and marshmallows will no doubt tickle the taste buds of sweet tooths. For ten years John and Nicole Siljuk have been wowing their customers at Wahoo Seafood Restaurant & Bar. The Peregian Beach former humble fish ‘n’ chippery has grown up with a wet fish display, sushi and restaurant quality fish such as Cone Bay barramundi the most popular take-out. Expect big fat fleshy fish with crispy skin. No wonder it walks out the door. “Oysters are the best, either Coffin Bay or Tasmanian,” says John. “We shuck them to order, so you cannot get fresher than that and customers do not mind waiting for this service. The other constant is the calamari. The preparation technique delivers the most tender and flavoursome squid on the coast.” Southern food critics and locals can’t get enough of Patrick Lloyd and wife Yuko Oshima’s Sushi Monster which has moved around the corner to a bigger, brighter space on Gympie Terrace. They’re returning in droves especially for gyozas which are originally Chinese with a thicker skin and boiled or steamed. “The Japanese add garlic and pan fry them while steaming at the same time,” describes Patrick. “This is what I think makes gyoza so good. They have a soft steamed texture with a crispy fried base. Our menu describes them as panfried and steamed so people think they have a choice. The soy cut with a vinegar dipping sauce and little sesame oil is the perfect combination. “You can put anything you want in them, but the standard Japanese version is pork. We’d like to do chicken and a vegetable version, but at the moment are flat out keeping the pork ones in stock plus making sure we have enough sushi and fresh ingredients for all the other dishes.”

The great gourmet take-out

ON THE BEACHFRONT CNR PARK ROAD & HASTINGS ST NOOSA HEADS Q 4567 Classic fish & chips... is there anything better? Waterfront Restaurant Noosaville

Fast food facts: The concept of ready-cooked food for sale is closely connected with urban development. Cities in ancient Rome had street stands that sold bread and wine. My how it’s changed.





Fresh recipe Scallop and Spanish sausage witlof with melon and citrus dressing “This is a refreshing entree or canapé,” says chef Dominique Rizzo. “I love witlof with its slightly bitter taste, its crunch and the way it blends beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the scallop, the tang and sweetness of the melon, and then the richness of the pork sausage brought to life with the zest orange and blood orange dressing.” Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 8 scallops 100g fresh Spanish pork sausage, you need to be able to break open the skin and cook the sausage meat, so don’t buy one that’s too dry 2 tbsp coriander chopped 1 tsp orange zest 1 cup Bel Oro melon, peeled and finely diced 1 witlof, leaves separated For the dressing Zest of ½ orange 1 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp Gwyder Grove Blood Orange Agrumato Olive oil Cracked black pepper Pinch of salt Method: Heat the oil in a heavy based pan over reasonably high heat and sear the scallops for 2 minutes on each side until golden, remove and set aside. Peel the skin from the sausage and add this to the scallop pan, break up the meat and if it starts to stick, add in a small amount of water, about ¼ cup, this will also lift up all of those wonderful scallop flavours and give the mince some moisture. If you need to, add in a small amount of seasoning. There should be a bit of moisture around the mince, you don’t want it too dry. Set the sausage meat aside to cool. Add the chopped coriander and the orange zest to the meat and stir. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and season. To serve: Remove the leaves from the witlof and set them onto a platter, spoon in some of the meat mixture and then top with the diced Bel Oro melon, add the scallop. I usually cut the scallops in half if they are a little on the large side. Drizzle over the dressing. Serves 4 As a starter giving 2 pieces per person



Scallop and Spanish sausage witlof with citrus dressing

Fall in love with Bel Oro Sensational golden sweet melons, new to the produce markets, are being snapped up by chefs everywhere. el Oro or beautiful gold, describes the colour as much as the taste of the sweet-flavoured tropical melon. You can’t miss the bright golden-yellow colour of a ripe Bel Oro and with its naturally high sweetness, the dense, apricot-coloured flesh, easy-to-slice shape and texture it is more-ish in its natural form or conducive to a broad range of dishes from savoury to sweet. Thought to originate in far north-east Asia, the fruit could have easily been included among the mainstream, but is only now making an impact through the


endeavours of a close knit group of Queensland farming entrepreneurs. “The distinctive appearance of Bel Oro clearly differentiates the product in the Australian melon category”, says Jason Beeston from BeeMart Enterprises who with dad Neville is responsible for the wholesaling, packing and marketing of BeeMart’s superb produce, which is cultivated in the rich farmlands of Bundaberg, Lakelands, Chinchilla and Ayr in the Burdekin region of North Queensland – an area that was inundated by the 2010 and 2011 floods. Bel Oro has a long growing season exceeding three months, with an exceptional shelf life at least as long if kept in cool storage. It maintains its texture, sweetness and flavour once harvested and offering restaurateurs, retailers and consumers a dependably ripe, and attractive fruit with uniquely consistent weight, durability and richness of flavour. Nutritional benefits abound, being high in a wide range of essential vitamins and antioxidants, as well as low GI and fat-free.





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Add a splash of It’s just ginger about the Looking for a beverage that packs the same punch as a stiff drink but is alcohol-free? fter a two year trip to 30 countries Rob and Belinda Mikecz said they discovered Rochester Ginger in England. “We loved it so much, and its trademark 'kick of two very angry mules' we decided to leave the corporate world


behind and work with this traditional old fashioned product in Australia. “Non-drinkers, people wanting to cut down on alcohol and carbs, pregnant women and designated drivers are all looking for a beverage that is not a sugary soft drink, juice or just water. “It really is a jaw-dropping taste that lingers. In fact many find it hard to believe that it's non alcoholic.” The secret recipe originated during Dickensian times when drinks were spicy and potent and has been handed down over three generations using timehonoured production methods. There are two flavours- Rochester Ginger - with the real kick, and Rochester Dark Ginger - which is smoother. Given the versatility of Rochester Ginger drinks, they are available across a wide range of stores in QLD, from gourmet food and fruit and vegetable stores to delis, health and organic stores. More info:


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overlooking the beautiful noosa river School was never this much fun... Life’s a Feast dishes & students... The classes are hands-on and limited to six participants who are encouraged to be actively In a bold move, Gail Rast left corporate life to involved in the food preparation. Enjoy the fruits of pursue her passion for food and with the apt name of your labours with matched wines afterwards and take Life’s a Feast, began a class act of inspiring others to home a folder containing recipes, class notes and fact derive pleasure from cooking and entertaining. Now sheets - everything you need to replicate the meal firmly entrenched in Noosa, and inspired by the local seamlessly. produce, farmers and producers, her popular cooking Upcoming classes include the gourmet Aussie classes have been augmented by tours of the Noosa barbecue; pasta making and sauces; cocktail food; Farmers’ Market and a home entertaining service. easy Asian; baking; and gluten-free entertaining. A class is more than just a cooking lesson says Gail. If you prefer, Gail will customise a cooking class to “In addition to preparing a selection of sumptuous your requirements or special theme, either at her dishes, you will increase your kitchen skills and premises or venue of your choice on the Coast. What culinary knowledge plus enjoy a full sit-down meal an exciting option for birthday and anniversary with wine tastings, all in a relaxed and fun celebrations, hen's parties and social occasions. environment.” More info is on:

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Adding an exciting new dimension to the Noosaville streetscape is Metal Tea Emporium which was created last year, the Chinese Year of the Golden Tiger by Marc King and Trudi Cauley, who loved tea even before they loved each other. When they first discovered their common passion for tea, they began to question why, when tea was enjoying sexy status around the world, it was so difficult to find ranges of amazing teas on the Coast. As they discovered small batch, hand crafted, organic and fair trade teas sourced direct from growers, Marc and Trudi realised there were other people wanting to experience tea drinking beyond Indian black tea. They began to envisage a world where “imaginations and the reality were not so far apart, where those who recognise tea as the stylish, sensual and exotic drink that it is, could come out to play.” Once the tea was in-store, they said the response from customers was over-whelming. “Tiger customers are just as crazy for tea. They appreciate the chance to learn about the tea and its journey and make informed choices about what they buy.” The Tiger now has a range of over 80 fair trade and organic teas from across the world, including some which customers can't get enough of such as Jasmine Pearls, Smokey Earl Grey and Silver Needles

White Tea. Looking for the perfect complement? Yum cha is prepared by Mr Colin Fung who believes that eating well benefits the body and in doing so behaving in a compassionate manner to others. Colin’s creative vegetarian dishes are all vegan so have no egg or dairy; select items are also gluten free; and the five spicy scented vegetables of onion, garlic, leek, spring onions and chives, are not used. And for an oh-socool drink you must try Bubble Tea, the Taiwanese ice tea specialty which has a super-sized straw designed for slurping.

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New gourmet delights at Belmondos: Toasted Quesadilla with chilli jam [ beef pastrami, semi dried tomato and caramelised onion; and roast sweet potato, cherry tomato and coriander. Plus the pork, vegetable and noodle spring rolls with chilli soy dipper

pastes and rubs to spices whilst the vast selection of larder items will make any budding or experienced chef very happy. Gift ideas range from the latest cookbooks to a new range of beautiful homewares from exciting Italian designer Bugatti. t Belmondos Fresh Food Market Whilst you’re shopping why not take a where you can really shop like a breather and enjoy lunch. Belmondos chef and join visitors and locals offers a daily changing menu prepared by at their favourite destination. chef Patrick Williams. You’ll be pleasantly Whether it’s fresh produce required for surprised at the value with nothing on the a recipe or ingredients for the pantry, it’s all lunch menu over $12. Think gorgeous there. Fruit and vegetables are fresh from frittatas, quiches, savoury slices, gourmet the market and the range of meat is of pies, salads, sandwiches, curries and more. exceptional quality and features many Belmondos is also home to the from the Victor Churchill range. specialty coffee supplier Clandestino Belmondos stocks local as well as Roasters. Specially selected beans are international deli items including cured roasted on site and there’s a selection of meats and nearly 70 cheeses. Pantry items premium grade single origin coffees and are wide ranging from sauces, relishes, blends which can be customised to suit


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Belmondos will have you shopping like a chef! With a wide range of products from all 4 corners of the globe ranging from talented local producers to Italian cheese made to an ancient recipe from the 1300s. With fruit & veg, a gourmet butchery and a deli with over 200 mouth watering products we have everything you need for your next creative adventure. 59 Rene Street, Noosaville, Telephone 5474 4404 Open Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9am - 4pm



your palate. The Brew Bar is the only one of its kind on the Sunshine Coast - a truly unique experience. The atmosphere at Belmondos is relaxed yet there’s a creative energy that flows throughout the stylishly developed warehouse. Modern, yet welcoming, you’ll be greeted with a warm and friendly smile every time by the team who provide a high level of customer service which comes from years of knowledge and experience in the food industry. If you’d like to shop like a chef or just enjoy a casual café experience, then a visit to Belmondos Fresh Food Market is a must. Belmondos, 59 Rene Street, Noosaville. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. The roastery is open from 8.30am.

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oosa Chilli's ultra-hot X-rated sauce, mustard chutney and spicy rubs continue to burn up the opposition with gold, silver and two bronze awards at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

prestigious Sydney Royal Shows, which keeps me committed. I have thirteen preserves with heat levels ranging from mild chutneys through to extremely hot sauces, which are not for the faint hearted.” Six years on, Noosa Chilli remains a fixture of the Eumundi Markets and it is one of 500 Coast food and Megan Twiname worked as a sales rep for one of New beverage businesses involved in the Seasons of the Zealand’s leading wineries and often make batches of Sun initiative which helps members attend food sweet chilli sauce. Before long she was in hot demand shows, gain publicity and profile and promote the with her colleagues asking her to make more…and region as a premier destination for sustainable food more. So with, with a passion for food and wine and a growth, value-adding and distribution. vision of making gourmet chilli sauces and chutneys Megan and Matt say they have just purchased firmly entrenched, she visited her now partner Matt another property up the road and finally Noosa Chilli Gengos in Sydney with bottle in hand, as he pulled is able to expand: “This is well overdue and is very out a chilli poster and declared he would like to have exciting. So now this little home business will have a chilli farm. A perfect match. new premises and we’ll be able to up the ante to the “After years of travelling across the Tasman and next level.” numerous trips up the east coast, we found our patch Following on the success of a silver award for the of land where we could set up for our dream,” recalls Jamaican Jerk Rub and a bronze for the Cajun Rub at Megan. “On our Peregian acreage the products are the Sydney Fine Food Show, Matt is developing the handmade in small batches and preserved naturally, new spice rubs plus finding ways of explaining to using quality ingredients sourced locally. cooks how healthy and easy rubs are to use as a “In 2005 I received first place for two chutneys – a flavouring for meat and vegetables. great start. So far I’ve received over 24 awards at the NoosaStyleLiving


naturally it’s good... - coconut milk - coconut oil - desiccated coconut, and now there is much buzz about Nakulas first Certified Organic Milk Gelato, which is Vegan, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Gluten Free. The other part of Tonys destiny is his desire to give back to the beautiful communities he came across while travelling. He formed a relationship with Planet Water Foundation and After 35 years of surf travel throughout S.E. Asia, Tony, the dedicated waterman and seasoned traveller discovered the saw Nakula commit to building and installing 3 fresh water wells unique health properties of coconut water. The humble coconut over 3 years. The first was in January this year in a school in Cambodia tree was always going to take a part in his life. Tony says " One of the most rewarding moments in my life In 2009 his surfing son Lachy fell ill while on a trip together on the island of Sumba but made a speedy recovery after being to see a school and surrounding villages to have fresh potable water of the first time” given coconut water by the village locals to drink. It was hilarious also when Tony (a builder by trade) ended up Coconut water is definitely not a "fad". “It's been used for thousands of years by the peoples of S.E. climbing the tower and helping with the installing of the well Asia , South Pacific and South America as a great source of himself. It is rare that a CEO be so hands on they laughed. Nakula is very much a family affair and Australian-owned potassium and excellent hydrator. Natures power drink. The company. It has been boosted along by such 'believers' as health benefits are endless” says Tony The idea to bring coconuts to the world was born and after Organika Noosaville, Unique Health Products, Sunshine Coast two years of work and research, Nakula proudly boasts CERTIFIED Beverages and IKU Wholefoods. It's rapid growth has seen it spread nationally. ORGANIC. "We are fully certified at every stageIt was 'kickstarted' initially by a deal set with Fitness First 100 From the plantation, canning factory with raw materials to the gelato manufacturing plant on the gyms across Australia and is expanding daily. "it just feels right" says Tony smiling. sunshine coast. " says daughter Chloe - General Manager based in Sydney. Many other products claim to be organic but you must look for the words CERTIFIED ORGANIC 2 main certifications exist - ACO -, Australian Certified Organic - USDA - U S Department of Agriculture, Nakula has both. Nakula Organic Coconut Water Is the lead product followed by the full range. Coconut cream

Sunshine local Tony LeMarseny is fulfilling his destiny in more ways than one.

One of the most rewarding moments in my life - to see a school and surrounding villages to have fresh potable water of the first time

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Gavin explains the process to Kingston who’s been a Costa Noosa customer his entire life!!

it’s all about the coffee... Costa Noosa Espresso was awarded two medals at the CSR Golden beans Australian coffee roasting competition.


ntries this year exceeded 1200, making it the biggest industry judged roasting competition in Australia. Our Single Origin “Capricorn” taking the honours, winning a Bronze in the “Single origin” category. Followed up by a second Bronze in the “Australian Grown” category. This green bean, grown in tropical far north Queensland, has a smooth, rich custard and chocolate palate with sweet aromas. It is roasted to a medium dark and offers satisfaction for the most discerning coffee connoisseur. These awards add to two Silvers and two Bronzers won in previous years showing that Costa Noosa Espresso’s attention to quality roasting and premium espresso. This reinstates Costa Noosa Espresso’s ability to compete on a national stage with the largest operators in the industry, whilst still maintaining the personal, hands on precision of a boutique roasting house. Come and experience the roastery and espresso bar at 26 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, Noosa. Costa Noosa Espresso… It’s just about the coffee.

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combinations – that’s where my true strengths and passion are. Also with careful planning and clever orget the frills, froths and fancy garnishes at sourcing of so much local produce, this level of Thomas Corner. Chef David Rayner says it’s dining need cost no more than the bistro food we’ve all about honest and intelligent food at his been serving, in fact with thoughtful menu design, relaxed and informal eatery, which he and we have managed to reduce some prices.” Also on the must-try fresh, fabulous all-about-thepartner Belinda Frew opened just over a year ago. And it didn’t take long before it was a big mouthful dishes are duck liver parfait, white balsamic hit. Not surprising really given David’s pedigree of jelly, grapes, mint and cress salad; new season classic training in London, transforming restaurants in asparagus, globe artichoke, fried zucchini blossom, Sydney, creating innovative award-winning fare at goats cheese and candied lemon; duck fat roasted Noosa’s berardo’s followed by his very own River duck leg, pumpkin puree, Betty’s mustard leaves, green raisins and pistachios; char grilled Bangalow House in Noosaville, where the food heads and critics pork chop, glazed baby carrots, orange and braised flocked. These days David is behind the burners at the celery, calvados sauce; dark chocolate fondant, buzzy all-day bistro, alongside head chef Zeb Gilbert, almond ice cream, poached dried figs; and Eumundi wowing fans with an intelligent approach to modern strawberry demerara-crusted Swiss roll with chocolate and crunchy almonds. food . Lunch is naturally on the lighter side with “The timing is right to refine the dinner menu with the team now eager to introduce more creativity into temptations such as char grilled octopus, potatoes, our dishes, whilst maintaining the casual style of white anchovies, shaved celery, tomato and saffron dining,” says David who anticipates that many dishes dressing; house smoked flaked salmon, apple and will resemble those from the River House days with a beetroots, lemon and buttermilk dressing; and a major focus on his finely honed network of local gourmet ground wagyu burger, caramelised chilli onions, bacon, vine tomato, beetroot relish and fishermen, farmers and boutique growers. “We have a network of passionate local producers melted cheddar. Don’t forget the very popular bistrowhich has grown over the years. Expect new dishes style breakfast, you can BYO wine and bookings are such as lemon thyme rubbed char-grilled spatchcock encouraged. Looking out to the Noosa River from its elevated with roasted sweet corn, lemon, avocado, red chilli and local herbs and pan seared local snapper with position, the chic modern looking Thomas Corner, blistered local grape tomatoes, wild olives, cuttlefish, which was once the site of the famous Davo’s Bait and Tackle shop, has an easy-going ambience and chives and verjuice buttered liquor. “I really enjoy the artistic as well as the creative side winsome fare that all locals and visitors love. of being a chef and trying new ingredient


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The perfect place for lunch - dinner or drinks SUNDAY BREKKY Come down and have Sunday Brekky on the deck overlooking the beautiful Noosa River: 8.00-10.30am

NEW SPRING MENU A delicious selection of salads, seafood & chargrills including Noosaʼs best value seafood platters, lip-tempting desserts and daily specials that are sure to whet your appetite. Special childrenʼs menu and all day snacks. Dine Monday to Saturday from 12 noon, Sun all day.

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heeky patissier Adriano Zumbo’s whimsical liquorice, beetroot and strawberry bubblegum macarons had the taste police wondering, then came along bold theatrical creations such as V8 cake and a gingerbread houses while gastronomists and sugar gurus were sent spinning with foams, glazes, mousses, pastes, edible bubbles, spun sugar, jellies and smoked chocolate often being adopted into the culinary vernacular. Or are they? It’s shades of Zumbo for Gareth Collins, the head chef of Hyatt Coolum’s premier restaurant Elizas, who has released a summer dessert menu with absolutely stunning visuals and extraordinary tastes including an individual classic croquembouche with spun toffee, chocolate and mint sauce plus crème de patisierre. There’s also a rhubarb and frangipane tart with rhubarb gelee and syrup plus Maleny thick cream and a rhubarb wafer; and a blood orange brulee with jaffa ice cream sandwich and orange confit. Saffron Persian floss sits atop Trios’ triple layer semi freddo. Chef and creator Nick Pettigrove says vanilla bean, raspberry and mango versions of semi freddo, which has eggs yolks and cream in it are frozen in layers and served with a decadent orange chip, plus a mint and a raspberry coulis. Swiss trained Henri Sy, the pastry chef at the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa says “cakes and pastries should always taste as good as they look and tempt the strongest of will after all most people taste with their eyes first to offer a variety such as a tasting plate is ideal.” Spiced green apple doughnuts with a chocolate pot and cinnamon sugar have also proved to be a hit as will Henri’s ginger bread Christmas tree with a model train, taking pride of place in the hotel’s lobby. At River Cottage Restaurant Marc Wohner tends to write menus based on classical dishes such as the chocolate nemesis, a rich, flourless chocolate cake, made famous by the River Café in London and based on a traditional Italian cake. It can only be described as the best chocolate cake ‘you will ever eat. The summer standout dessert apart from deconstructed Eton mess has to be mango parfait wrapped in vanilla parfait, surrounded by fresh mango, mango puree, shaved coconut, brazil nuts, and served with almond crisps. Desserts at the Noosa Waterfront are in keeping with the modern Italian-style food such as milk and honey panna cotta with toasted almonds and poached apricots however chef Craig McCabe is perfecting the art of the tart with a mango tarte tatin served with Martinique rum ice cream. Blue Angel’s Michael Jakovljev is certainly talented. Every Monday he works with Eric Pernoud from Maison de Provence testing new ideas in his laboratory such as the Christmas dessert of a glazed chocolate and sesame tart with Valrhona ice cream and caramel jellification. Creations de petits fours, is typically French however it has been recreated.“The lemon curd tart is a glazed yuzu (Japanese) lemon curd tart,” describes Michael. The macaron is white chocolate and raspberry, the opera, normally with coffee, is with salted caramel and chocolate ganache and the last is a layered sesame and Valrhona chocolate crème brulee. “Peach Melba version 2012 is a peach poached in a

strawberry consommé, then glazed. To cut the sweetness I make a white balsamic and vanilla ice cream which brings sourness and acidity - the perfect match with strawberries.” Twix with a twist was created in honor of Michael’s favourite chocolate bar. “I really like the match of caramel, chocolate and crunchy sable so have deconstructed the original texture but wanted the flavours to taste exactly the same. Caramel icecream adds the freshness of summer.” How does shaved Bowen mango, coconut and passionfruit jelly with lychee sorbet sound? Looks great, taste even better, just as Thomas Corner’s Davis Rayner had intended. Ditto cherry Eton mess which shrieks of texture and aesthetic appeal. Embassy XO’s Brendan Barker regards his cold pear, honey and ginger crumble, the dessert of the moment. “For the pear component I use diced pears, dried pears and a pear puree that is caramelised with gula melaka, star anise, cassia bark and mandarin peel, so there are textures of smooth purée, firm poached pear and small bits of chewy dried pear. “For the honey cream I make a gel with milk, a small amount of cream and some honey. I set it with agar then blend until a rich and smooth cream is achieved, without the heaviness of using straight cream. And for the crumble I make gingerbread, slice it thin and dry it until it becomes crisp, place it in a food processor and pour over white chocolate while it is running. I smooth out the mixture on a tray and freeze it. Once set it is added back to the food processor and is worked until crumbs are formed. It has a similar texture to the outside of a Gaytime ice cream. Layer the pear mixture, follow with cream and finally the crumble on top. New Zealand-born Jamie Dalton from Rickys River Bar & Restaurant’s is a hot young pastry chef who explores the changing roles of desserts in the world, has a blog and keeps abreast of modern trends and techniques, which ultimately are the driving forces behind many of his creations. His latest piece de resistance can only be described as a triumph – pure genius – extraordinary technique. So what is a chocolate montage? Well there’s chocolate icecream; frozen chocolate cake; milk chocolate mousse; chocolate jelly sheets; tempered chocolate shards; atomized chocolate; dark chocolate port ganache; white chocolate ganache; chocolate sand; chocolate sable bites; chocolate buttons; chocolate cup containing grapes and blueberries with a raisin fluid gel. That's 12 ways of chocolate! Amazing!




His latest piece de resistance can only be described as a triumph – pure genius – extraordinary technique … that's 12 ways of chocolate! Jamie Dalton - Rickys River Bar & Restaurant




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(They’ve probably all grown up now and got steady jobs and thriving businesses in Parramatta.) Before that I worked in radio dodging Joh Bjelke-Petersen and fending of the criticism of the ultra conservatives on the Darling Downs Bible belt whilst I interview ‘another Joh’ portrayed by comedian Gerry Connolly. That got me the sack.” ound familiar? Numerous holidays, a “For many years I suffered from chronic gastric chance meeting with a prominent local, reflux – dare I say a result of much of the packing up the family and beginning a life indigestible attributes of human life in the fast changing experience in Noosa. lane. I stumbled upon a way to change the way “It’s a place which draws its prey into its web of my body operates and thrives using pure food beauty, fascination and intrigue,” says Scott nutrients sourced from growers at the Noosa Mathias who was captivated by the area’s Farmers Market. Using the latest drying beautiful beaches, National Parks, Gympie technology, I made what my daughter Indigo Terrace, Hastings Street and more. “As a kid affectionately calls “stuff” and changed to an growing up in New Zealand I always loved magic almost 100 per cent raw food intake.” and without a doubt Noosa’s ‘magical energy’ has Scott reinvented himself, completing a been a catalyst in my personal transformation. I Diploma of Integrative Nutrition from the would not be living the life I live now had I not Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, chosen to step outside my comfort zone and using technology and the internet to deliver make the shift. course work set by people who are pre-eminent “When I got here nine years in the world of preventative ago, there was a honeymoon medicine. He now passes his period which lasted about six knowledge and health months. Buying a house in counselling service onto a raft suburban Noosa might have a of clients and conducts certain ring about but it’s still monthly raw food preparation the ‘burbs’. That’s when reality classes, promoting the hits home. When I next needed advantages of using raw food a holiday where would I go? I to heal health conditions, with had arrived in paradise. There is dishes such as Raw HiRise, a no other place on earth to seed bread base with diced experience complete natural carrot kimchi, coriander pesto beauty and an unparalleled with walnut, dried tomatoes, style of life. That was a great topped off with avocado reality check if ever there was mousse and garnished with one. Noosa grows on a soul purple cabbage. and it grew on mine. Scott, the proud founder of the iLifeFood “I’ve led an amazing life for which I am range of Australian super foods, health coach and eternally grateful. Yes, filled with it ups and downs raw food guru and familiar face at the Noosa and jam-packed with stories. I spent a large part Farmers Market, says “Noosa has allowed me to of my life as a television reporter, traipsing the learn things I never imagined I would ever know. halls of the old Parliament House in Canberra, If I opened myself to the potential for inspiration reporting on some of Australia’s first boat then it would flow right in. It did.” refugees who landed off Broome back in the 80s.

After a successful career in the media Scott Mathias opted for a Sea-change which ultimately morphed into a Me-change.

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I made what my daughter Indigo affectionately calls “stuff” and changed to an almost 100 per cent raw food intake”

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James Halliday’s 1001 Wines Under $20 Hardie Grant Books, $24.95 Good wine doesn't have to cost a fortune, and now it's even easier to choose the right bottle at the right price with James Halliday, the country's leading wine authority’s pick of the best Australian wines under $20. With tasting notes, rankings, drink-to dates and food matches for 1001 top-notch wines, this is the most comprehensive guide to value wines in Australia. Grouped by variety with chapters on the best shiraz, chardonnays, pinot noirs and other popular Australian varieties. Each chapter has an introduction explaining the key drinking qualities of the variety and the grape-growing regions that are associated with it. Written with his trademark candor and wit, there’s also a comprehensive index to help you find wines in a hurry.

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Alluring champagne Local wine entrepreneur Nesh Simic always knew that French organic champagne would take a while to infiltrate the popular big houses and be accepted, however he wasn’t counting on respected wine critic Max Allen’s review about Fleury NV Carte Rouge in Wine magazine: “The interest in small-scale, grower champagnes builds each year, and this nutty, dry example with its alluring hints of wild strawberry fruit is exactly what I want to be sipping as I open my pressies on Christmas morning.” Jean-Pierre Fleury was the first grower in Champagne to adopt biodynamic farming methods when he started converting his estate in 1989, becoming fully biodynamic in 1992. Like Cefalicchio in Puglia Fleury is a member of the influential Return to Terroir group, and a producer of beautiful, characterful wines. This champagne is a classic blanc de noirs style - a white sparkling wine made from black grapes, in this case pinot noir, as well as the very fine, brioche and yeast aromas and creamy, dry, mouthfilling texture, there’s a lovely core of wild strawberry. Look out for Fleury at the Sheraton bottle shop, Peregian Beach Hotel, XO and Thomas Street bottle shop plus Sails and Noosa Waterfront.

Getting Fizzy With It This Festive Season... Why not indulge this silly season with a bottle of the new vintage 2011 Grant Burge Moscato Frizzante. When fun and frivolity are called for, then this wine is up to the challenge. Best served chilled in an outdoor setting, as this wine tells a story of sunny days, cool breezes and the feeling of freshly cut grass between the toes. Also perfect for Christmas morning with a little fresh fruit and croissants before the traditional turkey. $16.99



Hesketh Trio Rewrites the Rules of Engagement... For those looking for something fresh and new this summer, Hesketh Wines has released their White Label series featuring the 2011 Wild at Heart Rosé, 2011 Rules of Engagement Pinot Gris and 2010 Cruel Intentions Shiraz. Blended from grapes sourced from premium South Australian growing regions, the wines are made to a fresh, fruit-driven style and aim to deliver a pound-for-pound drinking experience that is difficult to beat. Perfect for everyday drinking, they are all made in the ‘Hesketh’ style, which is based on balance and complexity but more importantly, ‘drinkability’. 2011 Wild at Heart Rosé $15.00 Cabernet franc grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills form the backbone of this ostensibly dry rosé. Candy pink in colour, the Wild at Heart Rosé has a light and spicy aroma with a palate of berry and citrus notes. This is a wellstructured wine with a clean, dry finish – best enjoyed when putting your feet up after a long day at work. The Wild at Heart Rosé proudly supports the work of the McGrath Foundation, with $3.60 donated from every dozen sold. 2011 Rules of Engagement Pinot Gris $15. Fruit for this wine comes from the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where the cool to moderate climate produces Pinot Gris with natural acidity and distinctive varietal character – a perfect balance between the traditional French and Italian styles of Pinot Gris and Grigio. Pale straw in colour, this wine has lifted aromas of citrus fruits with a hint of ripe melon. A crisp and clean palate is nicely integrated with richer tropical fruit notes and a persistent and vibrant

Mix It Up... in the sun this summer... Looking for an alternative to take to a BBQ or picnic this summer? Like to impress at your next dinner party or gathering but stuck for time? Or do you just appreciate drinking a great cocktail. Choose from six delicious cocktail bases, ranging from Margarita to Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri to French Martini and On the Beach to Cosmopolitan. Created from real fruit juices, all you have to do is mix your favourite spirit and serve to turn any summer gathering into a special occasion. The heat is rising. Cool down quickly, with one of Urban Thirst’s Frozen Cocktail ranges that miraculously turn into a delicious slush cocktail overnight, just by adding spirits and freezing! Enjoy a Mango or Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, Caipiroska, Limoncello or Pina Colada, not to be forgotten when lounging by the pool. Available at leading retailers from $13.99 for the Classic Cocktails and $17.95 for the Frozen Cocktail range. Visit


Henriott Brut Souverain An elegant champagne well suited to fresh oysters and fabulous canapes on the deck. Or, perhaps with strawberries and cream for breakfast. Available at all good liquor stores RRP $89.99

Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier A heady, masculine champagne full of body and soul - well suited to all fine dining events. Available at all good liquor stores RRP $85.00













Ultra shabby chic


he entrepreneurial chutzpah of Sarah Kharouni is to be applauded. Ten years ago she started Ktrade Australia, a wholesale business supplying over 300 stores in Australia and New Zealand with homewares imported mainly from the Philippines. Four years ago she successfully changed to local production, sourcing fabric from all over the world and having cushions, furniture and lampshades and more made here with the sewing done in-house. And so evolved her cleverly named business Vintage Beach Shack, which is all about recycled vintage and retro furniture. “We now

source old pieces of furniture from south-east Queensland and remake them,” explains Sarah. “We supply new foam fabric and the piece is transformed, almost like new again, however some pieces are deliberately left shabby. That depends entirely on what the piece is and the look it should have. We also give our customers the option of redesigning the piece to suit their décor. It’s like a blank canvas – you choose your colour or timber finish, the fabric such as ranges from Hawaii, USA, Warwick and the amazing local company Harry Harry, and the piece is made.” Sarah says she, her family and friends are always on the hunt for desirable pieces. “I recently found a 50’s chaise lounge in Brisbane. It was in pieces, smelt foul and should’ve been dumped, but it was brought back to life and is absolutely stunning. “Similarly a 50’s cane lounge chair which has been reupholstered in a palm tree fabric plus our specialty of fabric-covered TV chairs with the latest a very comfortable stunning recliner covered in a black and white stripe fabric.” Given you ideas? Sarah can transform your old furniture or favourite cane lounge to save forking out for new potentially expensive replacements. And let’s face it, those old pieces were made to last. Vintage Beach Shack 1/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville





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Noosa Waters is known for its high quality waterfront mansions and the exceptional lifestyle that living on the water in Noosa offers the lucky few.


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he home was created by award-winning designer Paul Clout, who is well respected for the exclusive lifestyle residences he designs featuring contemporary Asian influences - that mirror the S E Queensland lifestyle so well.

This property is one of the first homes where Paul has taken a different direction with his design. Built from solid concrete block and suspended concrete floors, Paul has gone in a very modern, contemporary direction with this residence, utilising high vaulted ceilings, clean white lines and extensive glass sections - to create a light, clean, modern feel. There is extensive use of natural materials, another of Paul Clout's signature features. In this home he has chosen beautiful Rose Silkwood timber floors, expansive cross-cut Travertine tiled areas, and used stacked granite and quarried granite slabs throughout the home and grounds to offer residents a fabulous opportunity for entertaining. The residence focuses around an impressive 20 metre lap pool that cuts across the block forming separate zones between guest areas, living areas and the upper main bedroom and retreat. The kitchen is a master chef or dedicated home cook's dream come true, featuring a Gaggenau oven, cook top, steam oven and dishwasher. The huge three metre stone kitchen top, 2 pac cabinetry and Blum motion drawers offer space and style. Just a few of the features that will truly impress the discerning buyer include: Double sink welded into stainless steel wet area Insinkerator, Zip instant hot water tap, Bosche in-built bench food processor - Walk-in scullery with stone bench top, 2 pack cabinetry and Fisher and Paykel dishwasher - Cellar storage for 1200 bottles - 3 separate ducted airconditioning systems - Axiom sound system servicing the entire home - NEC PABX phone system, 6 extensions and back to base alarm system - 3 car garage with extensive storage, additional 6 metre long waterfront kayak and marine equipment locker - Double finger jetty with central drive-on pneumatic boat lift..... the list goes on...



Designed as a private resort, the master suite selfishly and indulgently flows across the whole upper level of the waterfront. It includes a private library or work area, spacious deck with hot tub and master bedroom flowing through to a dressing room and ensuite. Homes of this calibre take 3 years of your life to build and are a very expensive process. This exceptional home is now available for purchase ready for immediate possession this summer.


'Lifestyle' design has become the designers signature, creating resort style homes that reflect the influences from tropical Queensland, Asian and South Pacific architecture. Natural elements are predominantly employed. Beautiful timbers, stonework and internal/external water features blending to enhance indoor/outdoor living.

9 The promotory is for sale through Dowling Neylan Real Estate 20 Hastings Street Noosa Heads Phone 07 5447 3855 For a full profile on the property and to inspect this unique residence Please contact: Scott Cowley 0414 544 420 or Dan Neylan 0412 764 370 Photography Paul Smith photography




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aint remains the number way to instantly add value to a property. A good quality paint job is a wise and affordable investment. Wall colour is the foundation of any good makeover and more and more home owners are seeking professional colour advice from experts such as Dulux. The kitchen and bathroom are the top two rooms to keep neutral as they comprise of mostly fixed materials that are expensive to replace. Keep these in light neutrals or whites and update the look of these rooms with colourful accessories. When painting kids room it’s no longer simply blue for boys and pink for girls. Embrace a not so predictable shade such as the playful orange tone, Dulux Exotic Flower or a fresh lime green like Dulux Citrus Delight. However If you intend putting a stimulating colour in a bedroom put it behind the bed so it doesn’t affect sleep patterns. This is particularly important in children’s rooms. When it comes to colours did you know that grey is the new brown? Seven of the top 10 colours for 2012 are deep, dark greys. Neutrals will be slightly cooler with grey undertones as opposed to the warm or brown based neutrals. Blue is back in more grey-based colours like duck egg blue and ocean-based green blues. And berry colours, such as fuchsia, purples and indigos are forecasted to be popular. With popular paint finishes, decking oil continues to be the highest selling wood finish as the trend of the outdoor room increases in popularity. Year after year, textured paint continues to increase in popularity but mainly on commercial building exteriors.


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Designer - Fae RENTOUL Summer House are launching their own brand of floor rugs in Noosa. These handmade rugs are of exceptional quality, and most importantly, are refreshingly affordable. The in store display and the friendly, knowledgeable team at Summer House, make selecting your new rug an enjoyable experience, whether it is choosing one of the many stock items available or having that special design or size custom made. With free delivery to anywhere in Australia, selecting a stylish, affordable rug for your home has never been easier. Visit the new look showroom... Summer House 2/3 Gibson Road Noosaville







The Discovery showroom in Noosaville is one of those places you dream about - a place where you can find just about anything that your mind can possibly conceive.


virtual Aladdin's Cave of treasures. Shelves laden with exotic offerings await savvy shoppers, offering designer statement pieces, silver wine bowls and serving platters, artworks, Italian glassware, silver teaspoons and cutlery, ornate serving dishes, vases, trinket boxes, ceramic statuettes, enormous harlequin Great Dane sentinels, chairs, chaise longue, tables, desks and antique writing cases. The mind boggles with possibilities. If you can't find a gift for yourself or someone you care about here then you really aren't trying!! Over the Christmas holiday season customers are greeted by front windows showcasing two enormous Christmas trees - one adorned with large white doves, owls and assorted birdlife, and the other with huge Alice in Wonderland style flowers. Both are festooned with baubles, beads and lights to create a spectacle to widen the eyes of any child or parent. Discovery is a shopper's dream come true. Be sure to make it your next shopping excursion, and don't forget the cheque book!! Eenie Creek Road (opposite Car wash) Noosaville


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talian style is synonymous with beauty in a harmonious space. Having good legs, a desirable palette and built for comfort indoors or out, are also attributes worth having especially when it comes to chairs and stools. A fine example is the Italian-manufactured innovative Forest Range from the Plantation Group which uses a cast aluminium frame with a two-pac finish. Enticing colours for the seats range from white, orange, acid green and black to chrome plated. The variety of styles including tables with tops in aluminium, glass and wenge, a dark tropical timber are suitable for residential and commercial use. The Plantation Group prides itself in uniquely designed, premium quality furniture. It will ship anywhere in Australia from its headquarters in Sydney or can be supplied through numerous designers and architects in south-east Queensland.

Make a statement Capturing the essence of Europe with endless design possibilities is Le Forge which has created original, beautifully crafted, hand forged furniture and decorator items since 1985. In addition to exquisite steel products, regular overseas shipments are added to the collection of original European entry doors, decorative gates, ancient ornate ironwork panels and a constantly updated range of superb reproduction furniture including elegant armchairs, cabinetry, upholstered beds and stylish sofas. For stockists and more information:

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An absolute MUST for the beach this summer If you are heading to the beach or anywhere near water this summer, then you will need a Dryz Digital Protector for your phone, MP3 player, digital camera or any other digital devices. It prevents sand getting into the mechanism or water ruining the performance. We all know how that can spoil your day! Now you can protect your digital device from water, sand and dirt. Also included is an adjustable neck cord. The pocket measures 13cm x 21cm. The Dryz Digital Protector is available in clear only for $4.99 and can be purchased online at"

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is where The Caribbean meets The Whitsundays meets Waikiki, sourcing luxurious, quality and unique coastal home wares from around the world. From Noosa to the Bahamas - and from Oahu to the Caribbean, they strive to source new and exciting stylish accessories to make your house a home. They also support artists, who create unique pieces to reflect the Aussie beach house ambience and reflect our love of the coast. This is a store that never closes - and it is their priority to provide you with a 5 star online shopping experience, by offering exceptional customer service, beautifully packaged products and a collection of beach home wares you will fall in love with They pride themselves on quality products, delivered on time and with care. If you've been looking for the style, luxury and relaxation of a coastal interior, then you've arrived Plumeria Coastal Home. Visit them at

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Escape to Spicers Balfour Hotel in Brisbane this Summer...


hy not play city tourist and escape the daily grind this summer, with an indulgent inner-city getaway at Spicers Balfour Hotel. With just nine executive-style rooms, Spicers Balfour Hotel in trendy New Farm offers a secluded sanctuary in the middle of Brisbane. While being close to everything - the boutique property also offers the kind of privacy and intimacy inside that you would wish for when planning an exciting escape from the pressures of everyday. As the newest Spicers property, Spicers Balfour Hotel is fast becoming known as THE place to take time to unwind. Whether you're looking for a romantic city escape from the kids, a corporate trip to Brisbane, a private dinner with friends, or just a cosy, convenient place to come back to after taking in a show at QPAC or visiting the Matisse exhibition at GoMa, the Balfour offers the ultimate city escape. The ambience of the rooftop bar overlooking the Story Bridge is also a must-see, must-visit - and definitely the perfect setting to relax with a luscious cocktail or glass of French champagne in the company of friends and loved ones. Spicers Balfour Hotel is nestled in the heart of the fashionable New Farm precinct, just three kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre. The hotel’s rooms are accentuated with individual elegance and charm, and feature all the modern comforts and attention to detail you would expect to find in a leading hotel.

Spicers Balfour Hotel is located at 37 Balfour Street, New Farm, Brisbane. Phone 1300 597 540 or visit



Follies, fiords and Rema Shotover Jetboat sidewalk cafes featuring ‘fush ‘n’ chups’ and just a stagger up the hill is Giant’s House, a folly-bizarre work-in-progress by artist Josie Martin. The house was originally built in 1880, bought by Josie 15 years ago and today, what started from digging up shards of old china, mirror and glass, then mosaicing the front step area has turned into an obsession of flamboyance, whimsical and totally eccentric, often monolithic theatrical displays. Driving is easy once you hit the impressive mostly ocean-side gateway south to Dunedin. Established by hristchurch may have been shaken by a the Scots in 1848, it’s the principal city of the Otago series of tectonic occurrences, but the region and has the country’s oldest university. resilience of the people has not been stirred. Unwind at the elegant Mercure which has retained The heart of the greater Canterbury region, albeit much of its Edwardian and Victorian architecture, bruised and very battered, continues to wander through colourful gardens, ogle at shops jamwelcome visitors who now packed with antiques and fall in love with Two Chefs, experience an extraordinary where gilt-framed mirrors and fin-de-siècle light entrepreneurial spirit, many fittings decorate one wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves pop-up bars, shipping crates of wine bottles rise behind a marble-topped bar. converted into makeshift Chef/owners Helen Mason and Grant Cockrofts’ take boutiques and stalwarts such on the French bistro scene, with dishes such as calves’ as Kilmore Street’s Pomeroy’s liver with mustard jus or braised duck leg with Old Brewery Inn, back doing calvados, apples and dauphinoise potatoes plus what Steve and Victoria contemporary Asian-flavoured offerings such as Pomeroy do best - dispensing chargrilled quail served with Chinese pancakes and a munificent cheer, groaning mango salad, are faultless. Sleek service and an exemplary wine list are perfect matches. plates and generous hospitality. Along every kilometre there’s something to take Venture out of town along your breath away. Ooh and aah at dinky villages, lush narrow roads hugging the curvaceous cliffs to Governors fields carpeted with flowers, gamboling lambs and Bay, and give in to temptation at frisky deer. Queue for a Jimmy’s pie at Roxburgh, and She Chocolat, a chocolatiere and stop for refreshments at Alexander before arriving at restaurant, before passing the tourist town of Queenstown – a magnet for cheeseries, dodging cyclists and ardent adventure seekers even out of ski season, plus joggers, up hills and down dales to harbourside gallivanting food heads and wine aficionados, with the Central Otago region being the world’s southernAkaroa. Nestled in the centre of an ancient volcano, this most winelands. At the unprepossessing entrance of Rainbows’ former home of early whalers and sealers, has Edge, be prepared for one helleva shock. This is the morphed into myriad galleries, knick-knack shops,

It’s hard to imagine somewhere more blessed with beauty and style yet thrilling and quirky, than New Zealand’s South Island.


rkables at Rainbows Edge Lake TekapoLake epitome of a postcard. Two steps away from the dazzling blue 80km-long Lake Wakatipu with the snowcapped aptly-named Remarkables as the backdrop, the bed and breakfast has the x-factor whichever way you turn. Generous, knowledgeable and wine savvy hosts Fred Foss and Michelle Rein understand the true meaning of luxury accoutrements in the king-sized view-tiful boudoir or garden suite and when it comes to breakfast and dinner, gastronomic with a focus on fresh local produce, comes to mind. Stroll around Queenstown’s waterfront where the vintage steamship TSS Earnshaw docks, call into Patagonia Chocolates and dine at Fishbone Bar and Grill, where the Pacific oysters and crayfish are fresh from the tank, flounder is of course fabulous, landlubbers are well looked after and herbs, salad leaves and heirloom vegetables are grown in the garden of owners Mark and Darren. When it comes to wineries in the region, you’re spoilt for choice. Overlooking Lake Hayes in a beautiful schist stone building is Amisfield Winery where pinot noir fanciers and foodies will be hard pressed to find better, ditto Mt Difficulty while Wooing Treet and Felton Road are worthy of a visit. Walk around the historic gold town of Arrowtown and discover Glenorchy, a small settlement nestled at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, where the mosscovered forests received worldwide attention when it was used as one of the settings for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. For an unforgettable experience including the journey, Milford Sound and the 1.25 million hectare Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area, book an overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. From still dark waters loom sheer rocky cliffs, forests clinging to the slopes, raging water falls everywhere, fur seals basking on rocks, rare crested penguins, tiny blue penguins and bottlenose dolphins. For a change of pace, head to Mackenzie Country and the hydro-town of Lake Tekapo via the world’s highest salmon farm at Mt Cook, for a self-guided tour and a plate of sashimi fresh from the pen. Be in awe of the turquoise blue of the lake which is called ‘rock flour’ and created when the glaciers in the headwaters of Tekapo grind rock into fine dust on its way to the lake. Kickback at classy Peppers Bluewater Resort which is inspired by the lake’s hues and earthy tones of its surrounds. Breakfast is delightful and as is dinner especially the salmon. Of course. A must-see, are the wonders of the southern night sky at the Mt John Earth & Sky Observatory. The uniquely dark sky of the Mackenzie Basin with its dramatic glacial and alpine surroundings, is devoid of light pollution so the Milky Way Galaxy, Southern Cross, Alpha-Centauri, Majellanic Clouds Jewel Box, Sirius and more can be seen through powerful telescopes, binoculars and even the naked eye. A visit to New Zealand’s South Island is a true star-studded experience. Writer: Helen Flanagan

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books Settle back, relax and enjoy! NOMAD

by: Sibella Court Published by: Murdoch Books $59.95 Sibella Court sees the world differently. In her latest book, the stylist and bestselling author of Etcetera and The Stylist's Guide to NYC shows us how to bring our travels home with us in the most unexpected of ways. The globetrotter and treasure hunter travelled to Syria, Mexico, Italy, India and Japan to be inspired by everything from door knobs and street signs to roadside shrines and household brooms - things that most of us wouldn't even notice. In Nomad, the ideas, photographs and mementos she collected are used to inspire room settings, illustrating simple, practical and surprising ways to be reminded of your travel experiences. Sibella's approach is not about recreating a whole look but about adding and subtracting, rearranging and recycling, transforming and rethinking to make interior spaces that reflect your personality, experiences and lifestyle. Nomad will help open your eyes to what's around you and fuel your imagination long after the suitcase is unpacked.

Dressing Marilyn by Karen Homer, Andrew Hansford Published by: Murdoch Books $39.99

William Travilla is one of the best costume designers of all time and Marilyn Monroe his most famous client. Dressing Marilyn will focus on the striking dresses that Travilla designed for Marilyn, from his early work on the dark thriller Don't Bother to Knock and the gorgeous pink dress in which Marilyn sang 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' to the legendary white dress from 'The Seven Year Itch', which arguably contributed to the collapse of Marilyn's marriage to Joe DiMaggio. Featuring Travilla's original sketches, rare costume test shots, dress patterns, photographs of Marilyn wearing the dresses, plus exclusive and never-before-seen extracts from interviews with Travilla, this book offers a fresh insight into the golden age of Hollywood.

What follows is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, microscheduled existence of work, school, shopping and the daily drudge. It is a story for anyone who wants to know what happens when a family of four live in the confined space of a caravan for six months. The result is a lively, colourful account of trading your life for another variety.

Ray Martin’s Favourites

by Ray Martin, Victory Books $49.99 Award-winning journalist Ray Martin is one Australia’s most loved personalities. It seems he’s been everywhere and met everybody, but who are his favourites? What was Audrey Hepburn or Prince Charles or Madonna really like? This is an intriguing insight into some truly extraordinary celebrities: Dustin Hoffman talking about sex: Jane Fonda talking about God: some poetry from Ronnie Biggs the Great Train Robber: and some wisdom from Patrick Dodson, the father of reconciliation; plus the last interviews with Sir Donald Bradman, Fred Hollows and Kerry Packer. There’s the comedy brilliance of Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Peter Cook and the studio bodylanguage when Bob Hawke and Paul Keating came together for the first and only time. And much more revealing, perceptive and inspiring favourites.


by Tim Baker, Random House $34.95 What if you could defy the slow march of age? Shelve all your worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the Great Australian surfing road trip? Inspired by the dreams of his youth, surf writer Tim Baker embarks on the Big Lap in search of the perfect wave and domestic bliss.

Planet Cake Celebrate by Paris Cutler, Murdoch Books $29.99 Paris has produced great works of cake art for celebs such as Nicole Kidman, Rihanna and Celine Dion and now you can be the star of the party with her inspiring guide to cake making for birthdays, fundraisers, bridal showers and more. With playful ideas and detailed instructions, even complete beginners to cake decorating will find themselves creating little masterpieces. From Cheeky Monkey and Polka Dot Cupcakes to Freddy and Girly Bear Cupcakes, you’ll have a cake for every occasion. There are more than 20 cupcake and mini fudge cake designs for all occasions; detailed advice on how you can host events and how to prepare for a cakemaking party; advice on taking cakes home; templates; techniques; and troubleshooting tips.

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ver the years, John Mainwaring’s architecture has morphed from boat shed-style houses to contemporary villages however in Noosa he has always left an indelible stamp - naturally Many of his projects were a fit for his ardent interest in urban design but none more fascinating as beginning work in1997 on the old banana plantation behind Hastings Street. Viridian sits unobtrusively in the valley, is almost the size of Hastings Street, environmentally sustainable, promises immense economic inertia, employs sensitive tectonics and respects the contours, allowing vegetation and wildlife corridors as well as landscape building form integration. “The architectural tectonics have been influenced by the Scandinavians, especially the late Ralph Erskine,” explains John, who lives in a ‘tree house’ at Viridian, has a koala that keeps him awake at times, and loves seeing a goanna share the village lane and ospreys soar through the valley.“The idea of ‘patching’ in the elevations shows the geometry to be vertical or horizontal. This composition of lines allows coloured planes to act as an expression of nature – similar to the art of indigenous artist Rosella Namok. “Much of the development sits on stilts within the wildlife corridor, the gutterless roofs shed water patterns into the waterfalls below and sitting on the decks with large overhangs during rain is an enjoyable experience.” Many of the trees such as the Bunya pines and a large deciduous fig were retained and at the southern end a Quandong forest hugs the landscape within the vicinity of the villas, The

breakout space of the conference facility is a giant flex space that acts as an elevated town square and approximately 50 per cent of the original site was handed back to council, with a very popular path and timber deck system connecting Hastings Street to the Lookout.” Globalism, population explosions and human settlements have changed the dynamics of regions throughout the world however John regards Hastings Street as “one of Australia’s' great streets, very cosmopolitan with a recreational synergy with the surrounding national park, river and ocean. Whenever I am involved in designing high streets in other regions, Hastings Street is always mentioned as a cultural exemplar.” Why not take advantage of the current market and think about enjoying five-star holidays in Noosa which is considered by many as Australia’s best regional culinary destination. From Viridian it’s a stroll to Hastings Street, northfacing Main Beach, a bevy of boutiques and classy cafes. The adjacent 477 hectare Noosa National Park is a boon to joggers, walkers and nature lovers – just like Viridian, the resort with international management and a world class day spa. With apartments priced from the unbelievable $339,000, your dream of owning an investment in Noosa can come true as it did for Tony and Jennifer Cavanagh. “When looking for an investment property we chose Viridian because it truly is a 5 star experience,” say the happy Cavanaghs. “Our property of choice was a tree top villa, where on the warmest day there’s a soft breeze and a feeling of serenity. The décor matches the environment, the beautiful rainforest is a backdrop from the balcony and the maintenance is impeccable. The moment you arrive you know you’re on holiday.” Call 1800 671 682 or visit

When looking for an investment property we chose the Viridian because it truly is a 5 star experience…”

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Only 50 metres from the picturesque Noosa river wine and dine precinct Stylish, clean, well appointed self contained 1 & 2 bedroom holiday apartments. Very Central Location set in a quite side street back from the traffic and noise Call us today for your quality family getaway or romantic couples escape.

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Table top romancing Enjoy the great outdoors with the Patio collection by Jamie Durie. Relax in Bilby directors’ chairs which have an FSC eucalyptus frame and weather resistant quilted fabric on the seat and back rest. The Bilby bistro folding table, also in eucalyptus has been painted in oyster white with a Duraseal protection. The sleekly designed E-Grill compact electric table top BBQ is easy to move around and just plugs into a power point so no gas bottle is required. It’s perfect for balconies and small patio areas. A hanging lantern in a washed taupe finish adds the romantic touch. Patio by Jamie Durie is at BIG W stores.

100 Gardens by Jamie Durie Allen & Unwin $59.99 A glorious book of inspiration showcasing Jamie’s favourite designs which combine his greatest inspirations and design philosophies: nature, architecture, travel and sustainability. It features his garden in Los Angeles where there are no fences, only walls embedded with lush greenery, a planting scheme with 45 different edible species plus every room extending outside. Other highlights include a resort on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria; an allAustralian native garden designed for the famous Chelsea Flower Show for which he won a gold medal and shook hands with the Queen; and others that represent common threads such as natural, sustainable materials and the integration of nature and luxury which helps us experience real quality in our lives.



One of the most popular holiday flowers is the Poinsettia with its range of colours from pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colours to the more familiar bright red.


oinsettias or Euphorbia pulcherrima, are native to southern Mexico. They have erect, succulent stems and large, brilliant scarlet floral leaves or bracts, which look like flamboyant flowers. In the centre of the bracts are the true flowers, an insignificant yellowish cluster. Eventually the red leaves will get bigger and they turn green. Poinsettias grow best in the sub tropical climes of Australia, however many species of which there are about 2000, tolerate cold conditions with the vibrantly coloured bracts being produced in winter, when many gardens are looking cheerless and bare. Others bask in the heat or part shade and often indoors. As well as the familiar rounded shrub which grows

to about four metres, there are named varieties available with white, cream, pink, apricot, crimson or multi-coloured floral bracts. Euphorbia leucocephala with the appropriately common name of snowflake is a dense, compact, rounded shrub covered with ice-white bracts for many months, imparting a cool look to a warm garden. Dwarf poinsettias such as the red Freedom and Pink Peppermint grow from two to three metres but with regular pruning they can be kept to around one to two metres. They have a dense, bushy habit, unlike many other species which tend to become too leggy. Poinsettieas like rich, well-drained soil, need protection from strong winds and can be pruned after flowering to encourage a more compact shrub When cut they will exude a milky sap which can irritate the skin and eyes. One of the most common questions after the holiday season is “how can I care for my potted poinsettia so it will bloom again?” While this can be done, it’s a very fussy, exacting process and since the plants are not that expensive, you might just choose to start afresh. Commercial growers regulate the daylight hours of these so-called ‘photoperiod’ plants and use chemicals to dwarf them so we have potted poinsettias just for the holidays, regardless of where we live.

live theatre


“a sexy, seductive chanteuse in a sequined, split-side dress” After rave reviews and sell-out shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australia’s sexiest chanteuse Rhonda Burchmore brings Cry Me A River: The World of Julie London to Brisbane’s Powerhouse in February 2012 for eight shows only. Throughout her career, Rhonda Burchmore has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and impressive voice. Now, backed by a six-piece band, Rhonda dims the lights as she slinks into the world of one of America’s most mysterious sirens, Julie London. Taking audiences to the West Coast Cool jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s, she tells London’s story through a mix of sensuality and humour. With a song list that includes some of the great tunes of the era, Rhonda teases the audience and captures London’s effortless style, whilst showcasing some of her biggest hits, including timeless songs Cry Me A River, Let There Be Love, Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night in the Week), ‘S Wonderful, You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To, Daddy, Black Coffee, Hello Dolly and The Party’s Over written by legendary composers Cole Porter, Jules Styne and George & Ira Gershwin among others. Julie London’s smooth and smokey voice evokes an intimate and sultry sound epitomized throughout her career. With her trademark pin-up girl sex appeal, London’s posters were a prized possession of GI’s during World War II. Her long career spanned from the 1950s, where she was named as Billboard’s most popular female vocalist from 1955 – ’57, was Cover Girl on Life Magazine and had a starring role through the ‘70s on the popular medical drama Emergency! With roles in over 20 films and TV series, she has released over thirty albums - and her enduring songbook continues to thrive on. Cry Me A River: The World of Julie London is proudly produced by Bold Jack. CRY ME A RIVER: THE WORLD OF JULIE LONDON Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm From Wed 1st February for a strictly limited season Tickets on Sale Now: Ph: (07) 3358 8600 or visit

Mother Goose If you are looking for some great holiday entertainment for your children, mark 7/8, 14/15 and 21/22 January in your diaries. On those weekends Noosa Arts Theatre will be staging Mother Goose at 11am and 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday at the Tewantin State Primary School Hall. Mother Goose is a fun filled traditional English Pantomime. The story is an age old favourite with a fabulous line up of interesting characters, including the Goose that lays the golden egg. Cheering and booing the good and bad characters is part of the fun. Director, Yvie Somerville and Assistant Director, Susan Dearnley were both brought up in the UK with its strong pantomime tradition and aim to bring the same joy to children that they experienced growing up. Tickets are all $10 (booking fees apply). Bookings on 5449 9343 or online at Tickets will also be on sale at the door




Perfect Holiday Entertainment for all the family... Spooky Buddies


The quintet of irresistible talking golden retriever puppies, Disney’s lovable “Buddies,” are back for a ghoulish good time in a fantastic all-new Halloweenthemed adventure, Spooky Buddies. The highly anticipated return of the buddies next adventure is perfect for the holidays and all throughout the year.

The Lion King The unforgettable story starring the King of the jungle as never been seen before. Now extensively restored and remastered, you can experience The Lion King from its magnificent musical opening over breathtaking African vistas to its emotional climax. The all-star vocal talents -- including Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, and Ernie Sabella -- rip-roaring comedy, and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope make this timeless tale entertainment for all ages. Available now.

Mars Needs Mums Mars Needs Moms is the craziest intergalactic adventure to land on planet earth. Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) thinks life would better without his mum (Joan Cusak) nagging him to take out the trash and eat his broccoli. That is until she’s nabbed by Martians from Mars. Now it’s up to Milo to save her as he finds himself bravely travelling across the galaxy to get her back. This DVD is jam packed with special effects and bonus features that will thrill parents and kids riding along on the quest across the galaxy.

Secretariat Based on a remarkable true story, the film chronicles the spectacular journey of race horse, ‘Secretariat’ in one of the most remarkable feats in sporting history. Including an all-star cast of Diane Lane (Penny Chenery - Secretariat’s unlikely owner); John Malkovich (Lucien Laurin - veteran hose trainer); and Kevin Connolly (Bill Knack - sports writer), the film is a heart-warming tale for young and old. Available now.

Donna Hay Fast, Fresh, Simple Focusing on recipes that people can cook at home, this series mirrors her book of the same name. Fast is for cooking fuss-free weeknight dinners; Fresh is Donna’s new take on traditional recipes; and Simple is easy shortcuts using fresh and storebought ingredients. Produced by Fremantle Media Australia for The LifeStyle Channel, donna hay – fast, fresh, simple is Donna Hay’s first television series and reveals what makes her recipes, books and magazine so loved. donna hay – fast, fresh, simple showcases the natural charm and passion Donna brings to the world of cooking. Donna Hay’s 13-part, half-hour series, donna hay – fast, fresh, simple on DVD now (RRP $29.95).



$1million d One... Peter Lik’s, $1m photo bought by an American Collector. Peter Lik explains how it came to be - " I woke up early before sunrise & set up my camera on the banks of the river. The morning was calm & the scent of the fall forest filled my lungs. As daybreak arrived an ethereal mist floated across the river & the trees. Then as if Mother

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to escape to our hills again!


ith the warm weather upon us, take a scenic drive to Montville and relax in the cooler atmosphere. Grab a Hinterland Art Trail map and explore the many galleries along our picturesque Sunshine Coast hills. Illume Creations, featuring the art of colour, can be found in the Mayfield complex in Montville. In this picturesque village you will also find restaurants with views forever and gorgeous B & B’s for the night. Come in to Illume Creations to discover something special this Summer. All of the handmade treasures are made in Queensland with most sourced locally. Well known glass artist, Tina Cooper, is a local Montville identity. You can experience her vibrant works of art in Illume Creations. Some of the Tina Cooper creations also feature indigenous painter Muraay. We have a fabulous selection of hand painted Sunrise vases featuring Muraay’s work. The most popular works featured in Illume are undoubtedly the vibrant Sunrise and Sunset Series. Be sure to admire his creative paintings depicting


The Art of Colour

Nature knew I was there the mist cleared only for a few moments revealing the magical reflection in the river. I pressed the shutter...once & as quickly as it had appeared the scene vanished at the hands of the morning breeze. I felt goose bumps at this moment as Mother Nature & I became ONE. The white birch trees, the black trunks and a kaleidoscope of fall foliage combined to reveal an illusion of three dimensions. ONE moment ONE life ONE frame ONE shot ONE planet ONE the best shot I have taken in my lifetime." Below as Reprinted from: LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/


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

“Master Photographer Peter Lik is known worldwide for his ability to capture nature's exquisite sanctuaries in rare and ephemeral moments. His timeless images such as Ghost, Angel's Heart, Pele's Whisper and Tree

ollar photo... of Life render his body of work more of a fine art experience than conventional photography. Lik, who is emerging as one of the most influential visual artists of the 21st century, currently has 14 photography galleries worldwide and, commencing this April, will be displayed in a collection of nature photography at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. One of the most awardwinning photographers in the world, Peter Lik has been admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, the most prestigious photographic society in the world, and has been awarded as a Master of Photography by both the Professional Photographers of America and the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.”

traditional stories central to his aboriginal culture. Are you looking for a stunning centerpiece for you home? You cannot go past Tina’s spectacular hand blown pieces. We have gorgeous Fab bowls, vases and platters to create a fabulous feature to your home! The gallery boasts an extensive range of large Sealife, Outback and Tribal Tribute pieces for those seek a spectacular statement piece. Fortunately Tina has once again had access to a glass blowing studio as Sean O'Donoghue of Hot Stuff Glass Blowing has reopened his studio. Illume Creations has a selection of Tina Cooper’s vibrant hand blown glass pieces featured on the website We are happy to arrange pack and sending for our clients. A local Mapleton beadmaker, Carmel White has created a range of gorgeous lampwork necklaces. We are now showcasing Carmel’s funky colourful necklaces in Illume. Carmel incorporates innovative features such as fabric beads created from silk, felt and muslin. Be sure to look for the amazing lampwork pen sets featured in Illume. Local artist Wolfgang Engel’s technique called "Lamp Work" uses specially imported handmade glass tubes of many lively colours. Accompanying the vibrant work of Tina Cooper is a range of gorgeous handmade glass bead jewellery, dichroic pendants and raku pottery friends all made with love. Come along and indulge in the art of colour at ILLUME CREATIONS Shop 4 Mayfield on Montville – top end of town. Open from 9:50 to 4:20 daily. Look for our undercover parking and views, views, views! Illume Creations awaits you! Ph 07 54785440

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

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ik’s journey had humble origins. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Czech immigrants, it was his parents’ gift of a Kodak Brownie camera on his eighth birthday that set young Peter’s course.

Entirely self-taught, Lik worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision: to go to the United States in 1984. A chance meeting with fellow photographer Allen Prier in Alaska became a defining moment in Peter Lik’s life. He was introduced to the medium format panoramic camera and given the advice “Go big or go home.” Lik did both. He returned to Australia to photograph the vastness of the Great South Land. Peter then went on to open

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his own fine art publishing company as well as his first gallery in his adopted hometown of Cairns. He returned to the States in 1989 for another jaunt before undertaking a mammoth trip early in the new millennium to photograph landscapes of all 50 states. Fifty thousand miles and 1,000 rolls of film later, the “biggest challenge of my life” was completed. Highlights of Peter’s American odyssey can be found in his book “Spirit of America.” Lik’s stature as a photographer has been indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships by








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the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Now based in Las Vegas, where he oversees his company LIK USA™, Lik’s career continues to boom. He has sold in excess of $200 million of fine art photography, has 13 galleries of his own and counts presidents and celebrities among his many collectors. Early 2011 saw two more landmarks for Lik when he sold his photograph “One,” taken on the banks of the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire, for $1 million, and had his classic image “Ghost” included in an exhibition of

Nature’s Best Photography in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Lik’s masterworks include “Ancient Spirit,” “Sacred Sunrise,” “Angel’s Heart,” “Tree of Life” and the highly acclaimed “Ghost.” Each Limited Edition release is greeted with great enthusiasm by collectors and this has been reflected in recent recordbreaking sales. Now at the top of his game, Peter Lik is “loving it!” at full throttle and the animated Aussie is showing no signs of slowing down.


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Artist - David Hart


avid Hart Galleries have been on the Sunshine Coast for over 10 Years and is now in it’s newest location right in the centre of Hastings Street (under Zachary’s). The gallery has a strong reputation for the quality of work and the variety of sensational Australian and International artists from investment work through to contemporary. Featured in the gallery of course is David Hart, son of world-renowned artist, Pro Hart. David’s work is collected internationally and is found in many private, corporate and celebrity collections. He has also produced a range of designer giftware that is sold exclusive through David Hart Galleries. Maxwell & Williams have collaborated with David Hart in producing some magnificent homewares, which are sold in many countries around the world, and of course David Hart Galleries and are even in Harrods in London. A visit to the stunning David Hart Galleries in Noosa or Mooloolaba is not to be missed.

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Leafy Buderim village during the Festive Season offers a bonanza of beautiful fine art.


stute art collectors will be excited that the Sunshine Coast’s premier investment art gallery is now holding their annual Collectable Christmas and New Year Art Sale. Tiffany, the director of Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery says that the gallery’s popular yearly sale is her “Christmas present to clients and friends with discounts for a short time on art by some of Australia's most collectable and famous artists”. Running until mid January 2012 the sale offers savings on investment works by David Boyd, Pro Hart, Norman Lindsay, Robert Dickerson, Hugh Sawrey, Charles Blackman, Geoffrey Proud, Kate Smith, Judy Drew and Joseph Frost. Of special mention are works available by Australian art legend, David Boyd OAM (1924-2011) including rare oils painted in the 1970’s and 60’s. Sadly, David Boyd passed away recently in Sydney on 10 November, aged 87, surrounded by three generations of his family. Known for his gentle spirit and stunning paintings, David Boyd grew up in Melbourne in an exceptionally creative environment with artist parents and siblings. His family are one of Australia's most important and loved artistic dynasties. Boyd exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. His paintings are held in countless private and corporate collection plus the National Galleries in Canberra and Melbourne, State galleries in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Another established artist with original art in the Collectable Art Sale is former Archibald Prize winner, 65 year old Geoffrey Proud represented by vibrant new pastels attracting great one-off savings. Tiffany explains that Geoffrey Proud rarely offers discounts so the works available at Buderim are a rare and timely opportunity to acquire a work by this wonderful artist. “Geoffrey Proud’s colourful and whimsical pastels put a happy and quirky slant on life with their story-book themes and humour. They are perfect for children but also much loved by adults who just want to be entertained and delighted,” Tiffany says. Other paintings worth a mention include a Pro Hart racetrack painting that has great colour and action, new pastel and charcoals by Robert Dickerson, a stunning large painted ceramic wall tile by Charles Blackman and watercolours by Norman Lindsay. Popular local artist Denise Daffara, who shows exclusively at Tiffany Jones Fine Art has been having fun creating gorgeous small canvases for Christmas. Inspired by the theme "Eat, Pray, Love" and Denise's extra element, "Play", they look wonderful grouped together. Happy and affordable new works of art by Kate Smith, Antje Collis, Simonn Schumacher, Cathy Carpenter and Vivienne Heckels are also adding a touch of Festive fun during the Collectable Art Sale. Don’t also miss during December Linda Keough’s first solo exhibition “Nostalgia and Light”, an evocative suite of paintings that focuses on the play of light over nostalgic and intriguing subjects. To enjoy all the colour and creativity, visit Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery Discover more at or phone 07-5450 1722. NoosaStyleLiving



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scene, economy and international relations. What about plans to attract Chinese visitors? Australia’s richest man, Clive Palmer buying the Hyatt Coolum is fantastic. It’s interesting to hear his and Tourism Australia’s recent comments about the potential for inbound Asian visitors, particularly emanating from China. Noosa as a destination has great potential for the leisure tourism market, but also for eco-tourism, food/agri-tourism, cultural and What’s Noosa’s appeal? Murray and I claimed our business tourism. The $419million proposed first piece of paradise after residing in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airport expansion should assist in Cairns and travelling the world for business and attracting more visitors to town. pleasure. What strikes me most is how locals really Are we over regulated? With so many talented local support each other. When a new business comes to musicians, I would love to see more live music in our town we’re all there wishing and wanting them to restaurants, cafes and open spaces. Of course I am succeed; when a member of our community needs not talking about heavy rock bands breaking the help, the troops rally. Noosa is a melting pot of people who have sound barrier, more acoustic and easy listening music deliberately chosen to live here and have a common whilst enjoying a chat over a few drinks. The State understanding of how precious Noosa is. Its Government liquor licensing regulations and local reputation as a foodie-haven is big bonus. We love to government legislations need to be revisited. As for dogs in cafes, I figure if it works in France it eat good food and entertain regularly and with the quality of the restaurant scene, local farmer’s and should work here. artisan markets and bounty of boutique food and Is it a case of damned if you do and damned if you beverage producers, it’s impossible to go hungry but don’t with de-amalgamation? The biggest debate going on in Noosa right now is possible to eat on the cheap or spoil yourself. . The natural environment and moderate climate is local government de-amalgamation. There are so also conducive to working off the calories from over- many variables that need to be determined before it indulgence. You’ll find me swimming at Little Cove, ‘could’ happen, for example a change of state running along the Noosa River or cycling along the government, or possible Sunshine Coast referendum, David Low Way on a regular basis. It’s fortunate that but what I love about the whole discussion is that koalas live in the trees (although alarmingly, in ever there are people who are so passionate they fight to decreasing numbers) and dolphins swim in our protect their community. Lucky we live in a free waters. Recently my urban neighbours had a society where people aren’t persecuted for doing so. kangaroo on their driveway and a koala in the With our current Mayor, Bob Abbot not contesting backyard gum tree. the local government elections scheduled for early Do events play a vital role in the community? 2012, I am hoping that we see candidates who are not It’s hard to believe, but even paradise can get a little only ‘up to the job’ but are truly passionate about boring sometimes, so I love that our part of the world Noosa and understand its value to the Sunshine boasts the 10 day annual Noosa Longweekend Coast. Festival (NLW), for which I am the national publicist, Is Noosa really paradise on earth? the annual Noosa International Food and Wine Our town is beautiful beyond imagination - fringed Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival and major sporting events by stunning, natural environs, filled with colourful, such as the Noosa Triathlon and Noosa Winter Festival. creative characters, busy with hard working business Not many towns can boast such event quality, choice people and complete with those changing the world and diversity. Garth Prowd and his USM team do an incredible through their work with not-for-profit organisations job of creating instant, mini athlete’s villages and race and charity groups. Noosa is a free-thinking, courses for Noosa’s signature sporting events. Even committed community with the majority of its though the logistical planning goes on for months, it residents passionate about protecting the assets of seems that the tents, seating, athlete’s stations and our town including the natural and built road barriers pop up like mushrooms after summer environment, culture, lifestyle and its people. The lyrics of Pure Imagination as sung by Gene rain and then disappear in a blink. Wilder in the 1971 movie-musical Willy Wonka and the How about parochialism and whingers? Chocolate Factory, sum up Noosa for me. There’s definitely a conservative side to Noosa that If you want to view paradise sometimes I find a little challenging , with a minority Simply look around and view it of people not wanting to ‘share’ what we have here Anything you want to, do it or spoil the fun for others. We’ve always found liberal Want to change the world, there's nothing to it thinking, accepting creative souls to socialise with There is no life I know who are ever at the ready to discuss politics, food, art To compare with pure imagination or music. Living there, you'll be free It’s no secret that our community thrives on If you truly wish to be. tourism income and that the industry has been doing it tough. Although Noosa has its fair share of New Trena-Louise Lyons is principal and owner of Newsroom Zealand and Europeans visitors, I’d love to see even PR which services a broad range of clients including locally more international guests and a more cultural a coloured render, texture and paint company; major diversity in our community, such as where we lived in property developers; an arts festival; the local council; and a Brisbane inner city suburb that was filled with Greek, a professional artist. Husband Murray is a residential architectural designer and operates Clearwater Vietnamese, Mexican and Italian residents. Their Architectural Design. They live in Noosa Heads. culture and cuisine was a great boost to our local food

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