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Foundation co-founders Kylie Perkin and John O'Leary with Rosemary Callaghan, Jo Johnston, Katrina Thorpe and Nick Pilditch

Fundraiser fun at Rickys A lavish long afternoon of food, wine, fashion and fundraising at Rickys River Bar + Restaurant, organised by local breast cancer charity, Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation, launched the annual Pinktober appeal. It was supported by generous businesses such as Ikatan Spa, Rose Callaghan Realty, Gibsons Homewares, Harvey Norman and of course Rickys. The sell-out lunch was hosted by Seven’s Rosanna Natoli and former Getaway presenter Ben Dark, fashions were by Angels of Noosa and $15,000 was raised to support Sunshine Coast women and their families living with breast cancer.

Maggie helps out Molly This year’s fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research was a Sunday brunch at Noosa Waterfront restaurant. The charity was set up by Libby Day in honour of her mother Molly and the name Molly’s Song recognises that participation in music activities at whatever level can bring so much joy into the lives of those who have Alzheimers or one of the many forms of dementia. ABC’s Mary-Lou Stephens was the MC and the special guest was renowned cook Maggie Beer, the second-longest Australian member of Slow Food who was named as senior Australian of the Year in 2010. Libby said she had the idea to ask Maggie after finding her name on the Fight Dementia website and she too is a Dementia Champion. As usual Maggie enthralled the sell-out crowd with her stories

Ainsley Harriott with the locals

including meeting Prince Charles and Camilla.

Managing Director BCCHD Eric Lau, with wife Sarina Lau, Matt Preston, and son Theo Royce Lau

Surfs up for Ainsley Harriott Special international guest chef for the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show Ainsley Harriott, took time out to cook a barbecue breakfast between the flags on Kings Beach and help raise money for the Surf Life Saving Club. Ainsley said he loved the Sunshine Coast as it seemed to be a have-it-all location when it came to food. “In addition to plenty of fresh local produce, there’s beautiful weather and gorgeous locations for outdoor dining. What a perfect combination. “There are not many places near my home (in the UK) where you can stand on the edge of a beautiful beach and cook a barbecue!”

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Bacchus hosts spectacular launch party… Matt Preston recently flew into Brisbane to officially open the city's newest 'must dine' destination, Bacchus at Rydges in Southbank. With a trapeze artist greeting guests who walked the red carpet by filling their flutes with Moét Chandon; Lamborghini cars, Canturi jewels, a host of celebrities - as well as different dining rooms filled with tantalising arrays of fabulous food, this was one event that we just couldn't miss. Bacchus the Roman god of food, wine and indulgence would have been so proud.

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Welcome to our absolutely stunning Summer issue…

Kaylene Murray Group Editor

Once again Christmas has snuck up on me - and once again, I was not prepared.


ranted this year I have a proper excuse, as Tom (my husband and our intrepid Art Director/Photographer) has been in hospital recovering from major surgery. It has taken the glow away from this year's celebrations for our family, and after the weeks of chemo, radiation and now surgery - we will just be happy to have our lives return to some form of normality. Throughout our scary journey, I have met many others in similar situations, so I cannot feel that we are going through it alone. We have friends both old and new, relatives and business associates, who have travelled the same path - some with good outcomes, and some not so, but through it all - it is the support of friends and family, doctors, nurses and medical staff that gives us all the strength we need. In this festive season, our thoughts and best wishes are also with all the families whose loved ones are stationed overseas with the Australian armed forces - in far away places - who will have little or no contact over the festive season with their loved ones. To all of you - we wish you health, happiness, good luck and above all... love. For the summer season, we have created a fabulous magazine full of amazing goodies, to make it easy for you to accomplish your Christmas wish list and set in motion all those New Year's Eve resolutions (that you are definitely going to keep this year!). And, hopefully bring some sunshine into all your lives. In this issue we showcase the latest national

and international fashion trends; beautiful clothing and accessories; swimwear, fabulous home interiors, soft furnishings and lighting; exciting food and wine options, restaurants and recipes; stunning cars; and the perfect selection of prestige properties. We take a look at the upcoming theatre season; talk to world-famous photographers and artists; and offer our selection of books for the long summer months ahead. This issue we bring you an interesting mix of interesting people for you to meet, as we take a peek at the life of local vet Craig Marshall; discuss the transformation on saris into modern designer wear with Dui Cameron; learn about a life full of romance and adventure with Simon and Eva Manning; revisit the 50 Shades of Grey ideology with a smile; and introduce you to many other local identities. This coming festive season and New Year brings with it the possibility of new beginnings. We wish all our valued clients, devoted readers, writers, artists, printers and business friends and associates; family and friends - a wonderful Christmas and New Year party season. We thank all the skilled chefs and restaurateurs, expert wine makers, beer and cider brewers, liquor and liqueur masters; and local producers, who have filled our year with the taste sensations we have eagerly shared with our readers. We thank you all for your assistance and support over the past twelve months, and look forward to many more years to come. Please sit back with a glass of your favourite tipple in-hand, a piece of Christmas cake, read and enjoy…

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Among her many record breaking achievements , Cosima received an ARIA and best new artist award, as well as solidifying her place in the history books by becoming the first Australian indie artist ever to debut in the #1 spot! With a string of certified hit singles, albums and sell out tours, the multiplatinum selling artist, who famously re-did Cold Chisels 'When The War Is Over' is ready to once again take centre stage. After 3 years out of the spotlight, Cosima is excited to deliver new music to her army of

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he collection of tribal objects plus antique and contemporary beads of which there are over 10,000 different types, the result of Simon and Eva Manning’s 20-year plus search, is considered the best in Australia. But let’s wind back the clock to their first adventure together - the day Swedish-born Eva met Simon. “It was a chance meeting in a youth hostel in the late 70s on the island of Santorini in the Mediterranean, followed by Egypt and a taste of Africa,” says Simon wistfully recalling it was love at first sight. “We married in Sweden both aged 19 and shocked our parents because we married in secret, then took off to Scandinavia and Europe across the Pacific Islands to South America and back to Europe a year later…ouch. Eva's father didn't speak to us for five years deciding excommunication was the only suitable punishment.” How fortuitous that Simon and Eva ‘found’ Noosa in 1988. They bought 12 acres

otic treasures from t-of-the-way places on impulse in Black Mountain on the outskirts of the shire. “Born in wild Tasmania I hated suburbia so we agreed perhaps the bush was the best compromise,” says the former theatre production manager. “Eva was taken by the views and rural quiet of our new land but there was only one problem - no house. So we built one. “Undaunted we built it with our own hands helped by only our account at the local building supplies. We lived on a steel yacht in the Noosa River during the build which took about a year. It’s a simple sturdy timber house and one of the most wonderful accomplishments of my life. We still live there today are both keen cooks of Asian-style fare using heirloom vegetables and herbs from my permaculture garden.” The passion for collecting turned into a business when the pair opened African Escape in Hastings Street. Nine years later they decided to diversify after discovering the wonderful tribal and ethnic riches of India and south and central Asia. They moved to a purpose-built gallery called Timbuktu To Kathmandu, the name dreamt-up whilst flying from Mali in West Africa to Kathmandu in Nepal, in fact Timbuktu to Kathmandu! continues next page...



noosastyle “The catalyst to business is simple: we do everything together, dream, build businesses, boats, houses and gardens, make jewellery, laugh, cry and collecting nurtures our love of the wild worlds of this planet,” explains Simon. “The other non-Western civilisations are not easy to enter as a foreigner however these destinations have been our place of learning and trade for the last 25 years. An extraordinary gift really as our initiation into Africa was when it was just beginning to open up to foreigners. We were swept along in a whirlwind of excitement and challenge around every corner. Later, business took us to 20 or more African countries, India and the Sub Continent, Nepal and the Himalayan Plateau and parts of Central Asia and East Asia.” Eva is the creative force behind Timbuktu To Kathmandu from styling displays to design and crafting jewellery.“She has her own aesthetic that is borne of a love of beads, stone, precious metals and primitive cultures and when you walk in you’re not sure if it’s a museum or a shop,” says Simon recalling the numbers of times they’ve been to Kenya has been at least 50. “We love it. It’s a place where you can laugh all day long with the locals who have a great sense of humour. I think it's the true Africa, the essence of Africa, beautiful, frightening, awe inspiring and ultimately friendly. “Without a doubt the most interesting old pieces have come out of West Africa and from places just as interesting as the objects themselves. Ivory Coast was one of our favourite countries in Africa. Just the shear variety of material culture and colour, adornment and beading was incredible. It has many cultures converging within its borders and as a result it's a melting pot of beliefs and African spirituality all bathed in a thick syrup of mystic. We loved collecting there and made many lasting friendships. In all my time in the ghettos of Africa I have never been mugged or robbed, only shown respect and friendship and given help when needed. Unfortunately Ivory Coast has had a long and bitter civil war recently and the many great old markets have burnt down and with them a legacy of remarkable ethnic art and antiquities. “My absolute favourite place however was the Marche Rosa (Pink Market) in Bamako in Mail West Africa. It was like something from a thousand and one nights. Dark and mysterious and labyrinthine in nature, it lured you into its maze of crooked tunnels that penetrated deep into the ancient crenulated adobe building. The ancient market covered acres in the middle of town and was the hub of Bamako's activity. Bare light bulbs hung from the ceiling in some rooms and others were lit by kerosene lamps or candles. Our interests were in the section of the market where the bead and jewellery traders

“There were unbelievable finds to be made from ancient texts and beads from the Middle Ages, to exquisite hand-crafted ethnic adornments made decades previously. A cornucopia of absolute treasure…” worked. They would spread out on rugs sitting crosslegged bargaining in the flickering light of a candle with nomads from Timbuktu or Burkina or many of the ancient cities across the Sahara. “There were unbelievable finds to be made from ancient texts and beads from the Middle Ages, to exquisite hand-crafted ethnic adornments made decades previously. A cornucopia of absolute treasure. I still dream of the Marche Rosa - it'sFletcher embedded on my soul. Photos: Photography Unfortunately it burned down in 1999 never to be replaced.” Away from Africa and environs Simon and Eva are keen kayakers and sailors although the 11 metre catamaran they built in the shed at home has been sold, but Eva is often seen on her surf-ski while Simon is surfing the Noosa points. More water sports could be on the agenda when they hang the ‘see you mid 2014’ shingle on the door at Timbuktu To Kathmandu and head to wherever on another unencumbered romantic adventure.



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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.”


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.



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Lik’s stature as a photographer has been indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

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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. TM

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hen Phil Jarratt is not churning out surfingrelated books, he dons the Noosa Festival of Surfing director’s cap. The biggest pro surfing division in several years will attract the world’s best longboarders from 10 to 16 March 2013 and of course the tandem dog surf is back also the legends and free entertainment at the festival village on the sand at First Point. The festival’s four money events are now open along with teams events, the stand up paddle division and all amateur divisions. For more information visit

UP COMING EVENTS Noosa Ultimate Sportsfest The Noosa Ultimate Sportsfest will take place on the sunny shores of Noosa Heads on 27 & 28 April 2013. The Festival includes a variety of events for participants including the Noosa Blue Water Swim, The Noosa Paddle, Noosa Half Marathon, Subaru Noosa Century Cycle, Mizuno Noosa 10km Run, the Noosa News 5km run/walk the Bendigo Bank Noosa Family Ride.. The two-day multi-sport festival is expected to draw more than 5000 participants and 15,000 spectators across the weekend, with a festival village featuring a sport and lifestyle expo, live bands and



Bursting into colour for three glorious days in January is the annual Ginger Flower & Food Festival.


ith the largest and most exquisite range of ornamental gingers and heliconias under one roof, complemented by the Sunshine Coast’s most popular chefs, gardening celebrities, artists and entertainers, it’s easy to understand why the premier festival is revered by everyone who takes part. Celebrity chefs include the Ten Network’s Ready Steady Cook and Yes Chef’s presenter Dominique Rizzo from whose innovative dishes are as bright and as vivacious as she is; and Ecobotanica’s organic gardening and food guru, Linda Brennan, a media columnist, lecturer, consultant and an inspiring educator to adults and children about how grow and eat organically. Linda will conduct workshops in addition to her garden to plate cooking demonstrations. She will also show visitors how to get the most out of their produce and how to make natural cordials and tisanes, green smoothies for health and vitality, also some very

entertainment, food vendors, and a program of activities. The design of the festival with its mix of events caters for competitors of all abilities and ages, providing the ‘ultimate’ weekend escape.

creative summer salads. Sunshine Coast favourites Aki Kitabatake will educate and inspire with his popular Japanese cooking presentations, and executive chef of Noosa’s View on Little Hastings Restaurant, Michael Jenkins will impress all-comers with 5-star restaurant quality dishes. The Ginger Factory gardeners guarantee a visual spectacular and ensure it will be a fitting backdrop for gardening gurus who will share top gardening tips as they conduct daily garden walks through the gardens. Also in the line-up is the lady with all the flower power and know-how on floral art and designs, bubbly Dezley Hughes of Noosa Hinterland’s Twig & Grace, also Kin Kin’s Natalia Broadhead, who finished 5th on Ten’s Renovators’ program. She will inspire everyone with her flair for home and garden design, metalwork and sculpture. The Ginger Flower & Food Festival will be held from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January and is perfect for all ages. The free event is a true celebration of Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle. Further information:

Noosa Jazz Festival

29th August to 1 September 2013 In August, Noosa Australia comes alive to the sound of jazz. Noosa Queensland is known for its superb restaurants and fabulous sunshine coast weather and when these two features are combined with jazz music they make a stunning 16th - 19th May 2013 combination. An influential line-up of leading chefs, iconic Recognised as one of Noosa’s premiere cultural winemakers, leading food and wine media, events and one of Australia’s most popular Jazz restaurateurs and serious foodies converge on the industry gatherings, the Noosa Jazz Festival brings magical setting of Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine more than 150 Australian and International artists Coast to taste, talk, debate, dine and indulge.... Noosa to Noosa, producing an impressive four-day jazz Style! The 2013 food producers, restaurateurs, celebration. restaurant critics and media.

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napping up Indian wedding saris and turning them into tops to sell seemed an unlikely scenario but Dui Cameron loved the colour and texture of the fabrics and couldn’t stand to see them go to waste. “Fabrics, colours, prints have always inspired me,” says Kempsey-born Dui whose early memories are driving her father’s milk truck around the country town, surfing at Crescent Head, going to high school in Brisbane and holidaying at Peregian Beach, where she ultimately moved to. “I am also inspired by Indian culture, the femininity of Indian women and the way they embrace colour and

a traditional Indian sari into a western style fashionable piece that was a one-off.” Boom Shankar, Indian for ‘to bless’ was borne and on her return to Australia Dui sold her tops from a small stall at the Eumundi Markets. That was 15 years ago. “I have always felt that Australian women are a bit scared of wearing colour and it’s a shame because wearing colour can completely change your look and your mood,” says Dui who dressed her Barbie dolls in colourful outfits and later was continually questioned by her parents about an eclectic dress sense. “It’s great to see bold colour

Transforming traditional Indian saris into elegant one-off western style pieces was the start of a booming fashion label for Dui Cameron, writes Helen Flanagan. vibrancy in their lives. “The fabrics had history and I loved being able to create something unique to pass onto a new generation.” Unabashed, Dui first sold the tops at markets in Goa, yes where the saris had originally come from – an intriguing thought but with such a diversity of products being sold there, Dui is convinced no one took any notice. It was the foreigners who loved them, beautiful Israeli, French, English and Australian women who loved the idea of reworking



and pattern in fashion, although I‘ve never designed collections around what’s fashionable. I design clothing and textiles that make women feel good. Often it’s a dress or a pair of pants that are fun, comfortable and a little out of the normal to what they would normally purchase and wear.” Suffice to say Boom Shankar defies trends and although there have been challenging times, Dui is ever mindful and has never taken anything for granted. “I do what I was put on this earth to do. This


business is my life and I have put my life into it. The markets grew so much we opened a warehouse in 2004 and began wholesaling. It was hard going at first. I remember walking the streets of Sydney and going into lots of gorgeous boutiques with a handful of dresses. The rejection was really tough. We now wholesale to over 200 boutiques across Australia and New Zealand and have almost a cult-following of Boom Shankar-wearing women across the globe. Our online store ships internationally and has become so busy we now have two dedicated staffers. We’re featured regularly in Vogue, have a list of fabulous celebrities who love our gear but most of all, we love the women we meet at the warehouse, the markets or online, all telling us how amazing our dresses make them feel. It is incredible that something as simple as a new dress can have such an impact. “It can be difficult to get that balance between designing and creating something from my heart that I love, yet designing something that will be marketable and sell well. Mostly I think people can just relate to a great colourful print on a well-made, flattering garment. That’s my basic design philosophy.”

Dui feels blessed to have a fortunate life filled with opportunities however with life such a struggle in other parts of the world she likes to give back. “I feel it’s important to give back to the communities where we manufacture so lots of projects have been in India,” says Dui who has chosen a remote community on the Pakistan border. “I give them fabrics for each collection and they do feature hand stitching and embroidery on these pieces. The village is really isolated – they are Pakistani refugees and live in very basic conditions. This work gives them their only income. “We also did a great calendar this year to fundraise for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and that was really well supported with $2500 raised. I am also passionate about animal welfare and support a local Indian charity that vaccinates street dogs. Boom Shankar’s success has enabled me to really make a difference.” And what about the future? “I guess I’ll be still be designing clothes people love to wear, travelling to India plus enjoying my life and the blessings it has given me,” concludes the 38-year old normally fiery Aries.

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It was while walking along the Tanglewood Track of the Noosa National Park that Jamie and Libby first talked seriously about a book and a movie. Once Jamie had a publisher on board, he would take Nick (now 16), Sophie (18), Jamie and Lucy (14) surfing in the morning before school, come home and write during the day and go surfing again in the afternoon. “It was a great way of life and occasionally I would tell people that my grandfather invented ove blossomed on Phillip Island’s Penguin Reserve when Vegemite and they were astonished. And luckily before my ranger Libby met Melbourne-educated Jamie Callister, a father passed away I managed to get as much information as surfer by day who’d just returned from working and possible about his father, but I still needed to know more. travelling overseas. It didn’t take long for Libby to convince “As the construction industry slowed down it seemed the Jamie a move north, while she completed her journalism studies ideal time to follow up but inevitably the plan changed and the was in their best interests. completion date of one or two years spun out to seven. “Working for Terry Mackenroth, the former deputy premier, “The project took on a life of its own and deadlines loomed, treasurer and minister for sport for 14 years in Brisbane was so surfing took a back seat,” admits Jamie, who’s also likes amazing – a career highlight,” confides Libby who met many walking and swimming and wants to try stand-up paddling with interesting people along the way particularly in the sport Libby. portfolio, some of whom she’s in contact with today. “But as you When the Callisters arrived at Noosa they were keen for the can imagine after working through the Goss and Beattie children to join Nippers, first joining Sunshine Beach Surf Club governments, Noosa was a refreshing change. and later Noosa Heads.“The club was very supportive and ran an “We came to Noosa most weekends and every time struggled excellent program with local surfing identity ‘Eggy’ Graham to return on Sunday nights. Gradually we’d delay it more and Endersby on Saturday mornings,” says Jamie who plays an active more until the three kids were late for school on Mondays. It was role at the club and admires the community spirit it engenders. time to make the move. Everyone was keen and the kids were “The kids won several state titles but board riding became more hooked on surfing. That was seven years ago.” appealing and they pursued surfing competitively. It’s a great Jamie, who grew up in a blended - Brady Bunch-style family sport for the family to be involved in and Nick (under 18) and of six children, remembers his Dad making the rather Lucy (under 16) have made the Queensland Surf team to unceremonious announcement at the breakfast table that his compete at the National Junior Surf Titles in Tasmania. Now the father had invented Vegemite and had a hand in processing book has been released I can get back into the water, my only cheese. lament being the kids have surpassed me.” “We were all suitably impressed and thought it explained Libby, who owns Noosa-based company Callister Media and Dad’s obsession with the black stuff. We looked to mum for Communications and organised The Man Who Invented confirmation and she nodded,” recalls Jamie who with his older Vegemite’s national publicity tour, says “it’s such a great story as brother chanced upon a pile of old letters and other well as an unknown story we really believe Australians deserve memorabilia. “The letters were written by my Uncle Ian a fighter to know. Jamie has been asked to do a number of speaking pilot in WW 2 to his family during the war and meticulously filed engagements in the new year around the history of Vegemite as by his grandfather. part of its 90 year anniversary. We’ll start work on the movie too. “I was too young to extract much meaning but there was “Of course the whole family loves Vegemite probably because something that fascinated me from the different logos to the we’re just like most families who’ve been brought up with it. censor’s insensitive incisions. So I kept them and they Everyone likes it differently though: Jamie very thickly spread; travelled with me. Finally, unpacking them in Noosa was the start Lucy with melted butter; Sophie with poached eggs; Nick with of an incredible journey – the life-long dream of writing a honey; and I must admit I’m with Lucy – melted butter and memoir about my grandfather.” lightly spread.”




iz McMillan understands fashion implicitly. She has an acclaimed and enviable reputation as a buyer and stylist as her local and interstate clientele will testify. Success with Eliza’s continues to reign after 14 years on Hastings Street however after nine years running her second boutique Vestiario, although very successful, Liz decided to close it and concentrate on the phenomenal achievements of her first boutique. Imagine if you could go to a beautiful place in the world and be treated to customer service that you dream of and a range of clothing not available anywhere else in Australia. Imagine also that the clothing is of exceptional style and quality and you could be dressed by a talented and experienced team of stylists. This is possible and it all comes together at Eliza’s boutique. Eliza’s has always been at the forefront of fashion in Australia because Liz travels to the major fashion shows of Europe several times a year to secure the latest fashion labels and imports them exclusively for Eliza’s boutique. Liz prides herself in being up to date with the latest trends and provides a unique range of stylish garments that cannot be found elsewhere in Australia. This is backed up by a team of stylists who with their professional styling abilities and their exceptional customer service contribute to making Eliza’s a unique shopping experience. Discover the place where stylish women from around Australia and internationally have found that special outfit or have had their entire summer or winter wardrobe coordinated for them. “The next twelve months will be a very exciting time as the boutique will be stocking new Italian and French labels never before seen in Australia,” an excited Liz says adding Eliza’s is also the only stockist in Australia of the original Magic Pants. “These are fantastic slim fit skinny stretch pants that are available in over 30 different colours and are sent all over Australia as well as overseas such as New York and London to repeat customers.” Stocking European labels means Eliza’s is at the end of the summer collection with the gorgeous new trans-seasonal autumn stock instore in January. Eliza’s is known for its consistently exemplary collections as well as customer service which is why clients keep coming back. It’s the ultimate fashion boutique – more ‘parfum’, not ‘eau de toilette, and always a must-visit on the Noosa calendar.













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Viridian Noosa Re-Launch Delivers Value For Buyers winning Sunshine Coast architect John Mainwaring of JMA Architects Queensland, with Viridian Noosa winning numerous design awards. Viridian Noosa will be marketed by specialist project marketer 360 Project Marketing, with Sales Manager Don Stallman saying that the new pricing – some of which represents a discount collection of one and two bedroom apartments of up to 64 per cent on original listings - is a once-in-aat Viridian Noosa - which boasts a prized central lifetime offer for investors and purchasers. hilltop Noosa Heads location surrounded by the "The pricing has been brought in line with current Noosa National Park, overlooking the coastline and market conditions, and with all indicators showing that Laguna Bay - will be released as part of a developer the Noosa market has bottomed and is poised to trend clearance. upwards, it is unlikely that these prices will ever be One bedroom apartments will now start from just repeated," he said. $280,000, with two bedroom apartments, villas and "While pricing has changed, the quality, location and penthouses starting from $410,000 and $1,195,000 five star reputation of Viridian Noosa remains the same respectively - representing excellent value for those - so buyers can be confident that there is real value in looking to position themselves just a short walk from their investment long-term. Australia's pre-eminent shopping and dining strip, "Firstly, Viridian Noosa was built on one of the last Hastings Street. elevated sites available in Noosa. It took years to gain The relaunch is expected to attract immediate and development approval for this project and there is no strong interest from locals and investors interstate and opportunity to replicate the location and panoramic internationally, with Viridian Noosa operated by one of views on offer here, as broad hectare coastal land has the world's leading resort management groups - become incredibly scarce in the region. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. "Secondly, Viridian Noosa is operated by one of the Design-conscious buyers will also recognise the most reputable hotel management brands worldwide trademark quality of the resort by multiple-award- Outrigger Hotels and Resorts - so buyers can have

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

Club. There is no regular community music festival of its kind anywhere else in Australia. This makes me proud as punch. I also love that I can eat food from all corners of the globe, right here in Peregian – Moroccan veggie burgers, Thai green curries, French croissants and modern Australian cuisine...we're spoilt for choice." HTM - High Tide Mark is well known for their quality labels for both men and women. It has a great following on the coast and more exciting new labels and stock are in store for summer! Evolve-mum baby home is a store you arrive at, and take in the visual delight that surrounds you. Filled with treasures of the heart it is a challenge to leave without something gorgeous! Established in 2005 in the square at Peregian Beach, it is fondly known for exquisite baby wear, children's clothing, handbags you fall in love with, accessories, women's fashion, pregnancy wear, unique toys, books and crafty things that make your heart sing. A small taste of the labels you will find are, Purebaby, Peggy, Munster, Electric Boy, Chookleaf, Nancybird, Sisken, Elk, Wilson, Mesop, Song, Frey, Ripe, Soon, Bajo, Britt and Mae. If you are looking for something superb, something that feels beautiful, something that inspires make your destination. Wahoo Seafood’s alfresco dining and BYO experience is popular with families and couples alike with delicious meals such as crab risotto. The takeaway section is noticeably thriving as families, surfers and couples put in their orders for a night in or alternatively picnicking on the 'green' with such taste sensations such as calamari strips. Very more-ish. Carmel’s Designs label is a timeless, classical garment range designed for lifestyle dressing. "My inspiration is my natural environment. I live by the sea and I am influenced by that lifestyle." says Carmel The natural environment influences Carmel's choices - and her choice of natural fabrics such as linens and cottons, which are cool and light. With the addition of light knits for texture, silks for soft draping and elegance - her designs offer women the perfect mix of chic eclectic styles and simplicity of design. Even the four-legged members of your family are catered to in Peregian Beach with water and tethering stations dotted around the Square.


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Footloose and fancyThere’s an aura of being a freespirited soul but as Helen Flanagan discovered Cindy LeBrun is very grounded… well some of the time.

international celebrities, you could be forgiven for thinking that Cindy LeBrun prefers to cut loose and not follow a particular career path. True. “I wanted to do lots of things,” confesses Sydneyborn Cindy, a Gemini, aged 25 whose ethnicity is Mauritian.“It’s the waste of a good adventure for me to do otherwise. And just going with the universal flow has led me to some amazing situations.” At the triple zero emergency centre in Brisbane, executive assistant Cindy witnessed an accident in front of the building. “The driver had overdosed on heroin, was dying and couldn’t breathe so I pulled him out of a car full of needles to open his passage way, then run into triple zero to make a call to triple zero,” recalls Cindy, who then moved on to became a talent booker for an American-based acting and model agency owned by Lou Pearlman the manager of Backstreet Boys and NSync. Back in Noosa she successfully created and published a black and white art house coffee table rom producing a book called xposure, and followed with a stint at an coffee-table book, advertising agency with clients such as Hanson starting a pop-up corporate, the largest aggregate company in the shop, studying for a world. “I experienced the most unusual photo shoots Bachelor of Metaphysical including wearing full hazard gear to head Science to underground and capture the construction of marketing a Sydney’s cross-city tunnel. Noosa “That was great fun until the newly refurbed Rolling night Rock offered me the role of marketing and club and entertainment manager after I’d complained to one of pressing the owners on opening night, that the makeover was the flesh out of sync with the branding. During my year there, with international entertainment included Benny Bennassi and regular national number one DJs from Ministry of Sound and RnB Superclub plus we were in the national finals for nightclub of the year (2005) alongside some of the best new establishments in Melbourne and Sydney. That was big.” Next stop USM in marketing and sponsorship for events such as the Noosa Tri, Jazz Festival and the Noosa Longweekend. A serious taste for the events industry meant a move to Sydney and within two weeks she’d secured a job at SIBOS, the world’s largest financial event, wining and dining with CEOs and schmoozing with the likes of Kylie Minogue. The Sydney Opera House proved a learning curve into the world of ballet and opera, and whilst meeting Dame Joan Sutherland was a thrill, she felt the need to return to the bosom of Noosa. Out of the blue, leading celebrity agent Max Markson requested she join the company. “I worked on gala events with famous people such as Al Gore, Sugar Ray Leonard and Olivia Newton John, Eddie McGuire, Ita Buttrose, Ray


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free Martin, Marcia and Deni Hines, The Veronicas, Dean Geyer, Tara Reid, Mark Beretta and more,” says Cindy recalling her excitement. “I once flew to Melbourne to have lunch with Australian boxing legend Barry Michaels and gangster Mick Gatto. Then there was the time I had too much to drink with Leo Sayer and told him I loved his song Wired for Sound … big mistake! And pulling out all stops for a client who wanted Prime Ministers to sign a bottle of Grange for a charity auction was a huge mission during election time however somehow I managed within a week to get four. I still don’t know how.” In-between gigs, Noosa was never far off Cindy’s radar, doing bits and bobs from promotional work for Zinc FM, organising events at the Boathouse’s Sunset Bar and opening Liquid, a pop-up bar in Hastings Street with owner of Franks Gym, Kym Everett. We were bored of the same old places to socialise so created our own for just six weeks in summer. These days life is far less frenetic at the Lexis English College, monitoring her fashion accessory website, freelancing for designer Richard De Chazal, plus completing her degree, which involved healing therapy and psychic development. Cindy values her social life with friends and family but is open to the next thrilling episode.“I’d love to go tornado chasing in Colorado, also meet a tall, dark handsome local man. Let me know if you fit the bill,” sighs effervescent and ever hopeful Cindy.

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the heart of noo D otted amongst banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus services and within designated shopping areas at Noosa Junction are over 200 businesses. From galleries, specialty and department stores, supermarkets, delis and providores of fresh food, plus restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, it really is the beating heart of the area. You’ll find everything from bank loans to block busters, stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and gifts-with-a-difference, boogie boards, bikinis and board shorts to baked beans and bargains, shells, cappuccinos and crayfish to cocktail wear and candelabras. Noosa’s hub and central business precinct stretches from

New Arcadia Walk streetscape the post office and bowls club, along Sunshine Beach Road, into Lanyana Way and is intertwined with arcades, sidewalks and a veritable treasure trove of diverse options and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. What a remarkable change from the 50s when according to local Col Wheeler “These were times when Tewantin was better known than Noosa, and the dirt road that joined them, sometimes made travelling dangerous. David Low Way did not exist.” Minx & Max Our selection of labels evolve constantly and we are enjoying great success with the addition of Obi and Moyuru as well as New Zealand's premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers! The arrival of Easton Pearson's resort label 'Takeaway' has proved to be perfect for the Noosa lifestyle or for our ladies that love to cruise! At Minx & Max we also add to the mix, Nougat, Sandwhich, Brigid McLaughlin, Luxe Delux and L.A's Erge to give you an exciting choice of fashion that also flatters! Minx & Max is located conveniently across the road from Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction. Bella Rustique is one of Noosa's most beautiful and discerning homewares and gift wear stores stocking everything from one-off furniture and distinctive pieces, jewellery, fragrances and coffee table books to baby-wear and a gift registry. It is the ideal place to find that something special for every occasion Bella Rustique also offers an in-house design service. Bella Rustique has now just added a great coffee and cake bar. Relax over a freshly made coffee or tea and choose from the mouth watering cakes as you decide what to buy...



osa fashion... Symbolic Journey has an extensive range of spiritual books, crystals, jewellery, oracle and angel cards, tarot cards, essential oils, incense, music CDs/DVDs, inspirational DVDs, meditation and hypnosis CDs, Feng Shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, meaningful gifts and cards and more. Newton’s Apple Visit Newton's Apple Puzzles Games & Toys at Noosa Fair next to Coles, Bay Village in Hastings Street and for a limited time at Noosa Civic. A wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities and toys for children and adults of all interests and budgets. With high quality products and helpful service you won’t find in major stores and most items are open to view and handle. There’s always something new and exciting in-store. Open 7 days: Mon - Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm Ph. 5447 5578 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. Très Noosa Season's Greetings from Très Noosa the shop with the sand on the floor and Noosa's best kept secret. Featuring shell and driftwood products and lots of new arrivals like driftwood Xmas trees and ornaments, shell candles, fashion, hammocks, mirrors and art from Shells by Pauline as well as other local artists, Très Noosa is a must-visit spot when on the Sunshine Coast.

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Fast forward from the classic TV series All Creatures Great and Small, which was based on books written by veterinary surgeon Alf Wight under the pseudonym James Herriot, to all things bright and beautiful veterinary-wise today.


ith a father in the mining industry Kalgoorie-born Craig Marshall, his mother, two sisters and a younger brother were always on the move. To Weipa in Cape York, Castlemaine in Victoria and then to Wau in the goldfields of Papua New Guinea, the 9-year old thought he had arrived in the promised land - horse riding through the coffee plantations, playing on the abandoned (and immense) gold dredges, collecting insects and other wildlife and living a fairly unrestricted and adventuresome life in the cultural and natural smorgasbord of the country. “They were the best years of my childhood,” Craig, an avid fan of wildlife documentaries such as Attenborough and Harry Butler, recalls. “The wealth of wildlife was a catalyst for an interest in biology and the natural world, and it set me on the path to the pinnacle of animal studies, veterinary science. “We always had dogs and cats growing up, augmented in PNG with tree snakes, cus cus gliders and other wildlife rescued from being sold live for food at the markets. Most of these refugees were released although I did keep the python.” After graduating in veterinary science at the University of Queensland, Craig’s first job was in a very mixed practice in South Australia. “We handled a lot of sheep and cattle as well as the usual run of dogs, cats and horses. This was around the time of the ostrich industry and a large farm which had set up locally, became my responsibility. The manager was an AFL player who would


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habitually practice tackles on these Jurassic Chooks as he called them. It was quite an experience coming to grips with these 70 kilograms birds which are powered by a brain the size of a walnut. There were some unexpected outcomes but fortunately neither of us were seriously hurt!” Back on the east coast after three years, to Wauchope on NSW’s mid north coast to another mixed practice, this time attending to dairies cattle, horses and beef producers and in his spare time wooing Michelle who swears she’d been set-up initially by mutual friends. “She saw through it immediately however after bothering her a lot she eventually conceded to a date,” he laughingly confesses, adding “I took her to all the romantic places I could think of and eventually managed to win her over. After the big day we lived and worked in England and also did community work in Fiji desexing animals through the local SPCA.” Back in Australia he set up a small animal practice in Port Macquarie and Eva, now 8 and Rosa now 5 were born. After hitting the reset button in 2009, the Marshalls headed north to Pomona to where Craig’s parents had retired. A year ago James was born, little Ace, a long-haired Jack Russell terrier who is now a teenager moved in, while Michelle who has a hardwired Irish affinity with horses, indulged her passion with Sunny, Cienna and Tessa. Spending days as a locum in a practice gave him itchy feet and the idea of combining the roving nature

of the farm work he enjoyed so much with the less time demanding aspects of small animal practice, seemed the way to go. Besides large animal work and the after-hours load associated with it didn’t dovetail with family life. “I’ve found that consultations in the home environment are much more relaxed for all involved and it is good to be able to give each case the time and attention it deserves, without the pressure of a waiting room full of people and pets,” explains Craig who set-up Get the Vet house calls. “I enjoy being in charge of my time, meeting people and the relationship that can develop with clients is something I’ve never experienced in a clinic setting. “A sense of purpose is derived from achievement and in a veterinary setting, this manifests itself when a patient that has been struggling for quality of life or has a debilitating condition is returned to being comfortable and happy. It amazes me how well bodies will take to the healing process given the right conditions. Some of the most traumatic presentations while allowing for perseverance will return to health. I remember a horse that had effectively ringbarked its lower limb and after a month or so of intensive treatment, I got her back into action. The change in the owner from despair to relief and delight was priceless. “Ironically, part of the role of a veterinarian is to provide relief through euthanasia and the most glowing endorsements are often from clients who

I’ve treated snakes with skin disorders, desexed ferrets, vasectomised tomcats, repaired prolapsed ducks, facilitated free sex in a priapic Staffy, splinted the fractured leg of a chicken, removed a drumstick from the windpipe of a Chihuahua ...

have had to make the wrenching decision to have a pet put to sleep. It’s surprising how appreciative people are when the pain of loss is at least partly assuaged by a peaceful goodbye.” Craig admits to treating most animal species from pet rats to removing lorikeets from fingers (his). “I’ve treated snakes with skin disorders, desexed ferrets, vasectomised tomcats, repaired prolapsed ducks, facilitated free sex in a priapic Staffy, splinted the fractured leg of a chicken, removed a drumstick from the windpipe of a Chihuahua and a tennis ball from the intestines of a Labrador. And inevitably I’m dealing with the person at the end of the lead or holding the cage and there-in lies some characters. A client came to me with his dog and requested we consult ‘somewhere private’. I took him into a darkened back room where he looked about furtively before leaning over conspiratorially, saying in a low voice between clenched teeth “he eats his own s--t!” When time permits Craig enjoys a strum on his guitar or ukulele, exploring on his mountain bike and sketching landscapes, fishing, martial arts plus a hit of Clandestino coffee from Café Le Monde, lunch in Cooroy or seafood from the Red Emperor, with Michelle is always something to look forward to. Craig believes he’s found nirvana where lifestyle and business go hand-in-hand: “There is no dress rehearsal for life so we try our best to enjoy each day and make the most of our family times”.




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

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igh-profile neighbours in the much-desired area of Sunshine Beach include zany former Hey Hey star Jackie MacDonald, tennis aces Pat Rafter and Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, former prime minister Kevin Rudd, playwright David Williamson and author wife Kristin, business identity Bob Ansett plus familiar faces from television Daniel McPherson, Jo Beth Taylor and Sally Jenyns. Similarly countless business folk and celebs from Brisbane and south of the border, even overseas call it their home away from home. So what is the magnet? They all cherish the laidback lifestyle and privacy yet consider the Sunshine Beach village is their backyard and are avid fans of its eclectic meld of places to shop, eat and drink without paparazzi and autograph hunters.. Sunshine Beach, once known as Golden Beach, is also a popular choice for visitors who choose to stay in apartments with salty summer breezes or spread out and luxuriate in multi-million dollar mansions with access to the beach.

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



What are the what-to-do options? Head to the beach and pack a picnic to enjoy on the foreshore and park. The wide, open coastline hosts a variety of banks for an endless, uncrowded surfing session and the section in front of the Surf Club is patrolled year round. After a cool dip in the ocean, try the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for spectacular ocean views as well as great eating and drinking. Join the local cafe society. You never know who you’ll bump into! If coffee is something you can’t do without, experience a superlative espresso – the organic coffee beans are roasted on site – and spend an idle hour with a favourite magazine under a broad umbrella. Find a spot on a wide deck for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between; book at one of the many restaurants or cafes where imaginative seasonal fare from tapas, mezze, modern Asian, yum cha, seafood and Mediterranean are de rigueur; or call in to a bakery, deli or general store for fresh local produce, snacks, ice creams and lollipops for the kids. Order a cool beer, wine, cocktail or a tall drink and settle into a comfy couch or perch on a stool at a beach bar where locals drop in on their way to the waves.. To add some more culture to ‘the Beach’ newcomers Katrina Cheval and Sarah Thomas have just opened their new gallery Editions Noosa Art by Sarah Thomas. Featuring Australian contemporary & decorative art by Sarah Thomas. The retail mix is cosmopolitan yet varied from surf shop, seafood take-outs, a bespoke hairdresser, pampering specialists, appealing homewares and convenience store to savvy boutiques. It’s all a buzz. The beach acts as a runway to nature walks and trails through the Noosa National Park, where breathtaking views and sunsets and hopefully the perfect break at the unspoilt Alexandria Bay await. Sunshine Beach – the sunshine of everyday lives.

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Pork and scallop duo


elish Restaurant’s head chef Aden Moriarty says his take on modern Australian fare is influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean and Asia. Where possible it focuses on local produce and it’s always cleverly executed. Pork and scallops is his latest match for a lunch special in December. Only the freshest Hervey Bay scallops and Bangalow pork are used in the delectable choices of a salad with slow cooked pork and half shell scallops, green mango, bean shoots, coriander, mint, peanuts, fried shallots and nam jim dressing; risotto of braised pork and half shell scallops, diced pumpkin, baby leeks and lemon zest; or crispy fried pork belly, half shell scallops, petite salad of shaved fennel, orange segment, parsley and mint. Included is a glass of semillon sauvignon blanc or cabernet sauvignon merlot so it’s excellent value at only $22. Relish is at Noosa Springs. Pork and scallops Relish Restaurant Noosa Springs

Revolutionary Banana Bag Extends Life of Bananas


s prices tumble, the humble banana is making a comeback to lunchboxes across the nation. Now there’s a revolutionary new way to extend the life of this precious yellow commodity - the Banana Bag. This clever refrigerated bag provides bananas with the exact amount of insulation and air needed to stop the flesh over-ripening, while keeping the skin warm enough to prevent it from blackening. This process can extend the life of the banana for up to two weeks. A best-selling product in the UK, the Banana bag is a brilliant Christmas stocking filler this year at just RRP $9.95. Available from

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“I visited Noosa for work a few months back and went for dinner at Pasta Pronto because they were offering a meal/movie deal. I at down waiting to be served and had a nice chat with the lovely waiter. I ordered the fresh pasta with pesto – my way and sipped on the complimentary glass of shiraz. Whilst looking at the nice décor my eyes stumbled across a painting on the back wall of the restaurant. To my surprise and delight I saw my own village hanging right there, staring at me, calling me to shout ‘wow’! Of all the things I would expect, the least was to see my tiny Italian village …so far away from home. I was ecstatic … My village called Vernazza is one of five fabulous towns north-west of the Riviera called Cinque Terre. That is where I met my wife who brought me to this wonderful country. “Thank you for making my day, also the wonderful freshly made pasta. Tomorrow I think I’ll have the carbonara.” Salute Pasta Pronto. Praise indeed from Valentino Giannoni who was taught the art of making traditional artisan gelati by his father Giuseppe at the family-owned gelato bar in Vernazza. Just how much little Valentino really learned though is debatable. There is however no disputing his palate for fresh flavours.

Grind expands…


rind at the Village has been open for just over a month now, and Deb, Adrian Spelt and all their staff would love to thank everyone for their support. The team at Grind know that it has been an adjustment from previous style cafés but they are working hard to create something special for everyone. They are keen for everyone to know that they use only the very best ingredients for every dish they create - utilising local produce including Tewantin Country Meats, Noosa Smokehouse salmon, fresh vegetables and fruit from Suncoast Fresh and small goods from Markris. The kitchen team are always producing the highest quality dishes to tantalise diners and use each season's finest, locally sourced ingredients to ensure diners will be coming back for more. or nearly 20 years Pasta Pronto, with his rustic décor, has Most people around town know that Deb and Adrian's enjoyed an enviable reputation amongst locals and visitors history stems from their previously being at the forefront of for serving authentic Italianno-style food. Owners Clare and extra virgin olive oil production in Australia, and they now use Andrew Barry, the latter also being the chef, say it’s all about that knowledge to source only the very best for Grind. They are quality and value-for-money. big supporters of EVOO and also produce their own unique The pasta is made every morning from only natural blends for the café. ingredients using an authentic Italian pasta machine. There are With an important part of their business being service no additives or preservatives and freshness is guaranteed. they're staff are always keen to provide the highest standard of Recommendations don’t get any better than customer assistance to diners and those simply looking for a perfect cup Valentino Giannoni who unsolicited, posted the following: of coffee.

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Grind Noosa Village Grind's coffee is famous with locals and tourists alike. It is specially blended by Belaroma Coffee in Sydney - and their baristas are highly skilled in the art of coffee taste, styles and preparation, with a focus on consistency, so that your coffee will be just a perfect each time you visit. Be sure to make the time to drop in to the new Grind at the Village.

Seafood Sundays


iew on Little Hastings is a popular restaurant at the best of times however on Sundays, dining has reached new heights with the introduction of Seafood and Sauvignon afternoons. From midday to sunset, sit back in comfortable low-rise lounges on the terrace deck. Drink in the in the magical views from the bush to the bay, stretching all the way to Double Island Point, feast on hot and cold seafood platters served as three leisurely courses and enjoy a bottle of premium sauvignon blanc. All for just $129 per couple, Executive chef Michael Jenkins says the seafood depends on the local catch of the day and could be freshly shucked oysters, tempura soft shell crab, ocean trout with almonds, steamed mussels with basil and white wine, prawn bisque, grilled Hervey Bay scallops and sashimi of snapper with wakame. “For instance dishes on a recent menu were created by our sous chef Rod who had spent time in the Maldives. There were prawn and cuttlefish pakoras (fritters made on besan flour with southern Indian spices, vegetables and the seafood), plus he also did moules mariniere from time spent on France’s south west coast. “We have been using a lot of Mooloolaba prawns, oysters are still coming out of Coffin Bay and Moreton Bay bugs have also been featured.” View on Little Hastings is located above the main reception area at Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa. Bookings on 5455 2209 are recommended.

appetites,” he says. “We’ll have steaks, fish, chicken, pork cutlets, racks of lamb and of course our lobster thermidor which is a signature dish – all cooked to perfection. It’s all about sourcing the best possible ingredients and treating them with the respect they deserve. Seasoning them correctly and getting the grill absolutely spot on.” Meanwhile in the Village Square Bruschetta is known as Ned Kelly’s after one of Australia’s most famous historical characters. Fine contemporary Australian cuisine Is the focus and prominent on the menu is local game and seafood. Expect entrees such as lime-cured crocodile, smoked kangaroo, bush pepper rub quail and Bruny Island oysters and for mains there’s mouthwatering Byron Bay pork loin also barramundi with local freshwater yabby and lemon myrtle butter sauce. The relaxed cafe-style feel remains with guests and visitors able to dine inside or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the pool. The adjoining bar is now known as Roo Bar. With the Jeda Street car park fully operational and ample parking spaces available, visitors can leave their vehicles in a secure location and stroll just fifty metres to the Village Square area where Ned Kelly’s and many of the resort’s other superb eateries are situated, along with shops, bars and other leisure activities. Palmer Coolum Resort’s general manager, Bill Schoch, said the name changes are part of the plan to continually improve and refresh its already first-class facilities: “There’s a new energy about the resort and we are looking to the future with great optimism.”

Ocean trout gravlax with rye croutons, baby herb salad and citrus dressing - View on Little Hastings

Licensed to grill meticulously sourced produce


elcome wafts of smoke-scented fare are guaranteed to elevate taste buds to a new high and an array of dry aged beef provides the raison d’etre as well as the dilemma it embodies. Do you opt for one of the signature wood-fired steaks or for what some argue is even finer seafood, or maybe premium grade, wood-roasted, marinated chicken from the rotisserie? Either way there’s no trickery involved at Wood Fire Grill, which is next door to Rickys River Bar + Restaurant, overlooks the Noosa River, has a terrace that blends seamlessly into the park and wait-staff who glide smoothly around giving consistently crisp service. Indoors the space is impressive. The dramatic open kitchen and wood fire grill, stretches six metres, is stacked with local hewn ironbark logs making an imposing wall feature, and heading the kitchen brigade is Luke Czajkowskys. What a pedigree! From Sydney’s Flying Fish and Catalina, to famed 2-star Rockpool Bar & Grill, where the finest, freshest ingredients are treated with extreme reverence. Not dissimilar really to Wood Fire Grill where meticulously sourced produce is allowed to shine. Glenn Bowman is the executive chef and Rhys Kelly ince the name change to Captain’s Table, the former Eliza’s, the manager of both restaurants. Rhys, who Palmer Coolum Resort’s signature restaurant has upheld its watched over the complete transformation of the reputation for excellence with chef de cuisine Gareth Collins at space, says the stunning new-to-Noosa steakhouse the helm and the tranquil outlook and classic high ceilings with concept combines classic with contemporary.: exposed rafters and floor to ceiling French windows, creating the “Expect cuts such Tajima Shirokin full blood waygu sophisticated atmosphere that has long been the restaurant’s and Grainge dry-aged rib eye on the bone to trademark. seafood including whole crayfish plus dishes such Traditionally, the captain’s table is where a guest will dine upon as a charcuterie selection, salad of wood roasted the finest food, drink the best wines and enjoy great company in vegetables, wood grilled whole king prawns, steak exceptional surroundings. Very befitting of its new moniker. tartare and let’s not forget the house baked bread The Resort’s executive chef Jan van Dyk said the former with Pepe Saya butter. McKenzie Grill located off the lobby, also sports a new name and “The wine list is world-class whilst from the bar beside menu. “The Palmer Grill is ideally situated for guests to take in the the open terrace, icy cold beers-on-tap will prove scenic beauty of the resort’s championship golf course while the irresistible on a hot day, especially for those dads minding kids in mouth-watering aromas coming from the kitchen whet their the park.”

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or the past five years, Gavin and Angela Piper at Costa Noosa have created some of the finest coffee on the Sunshine Coast based at their boutique coffee shop in Sunshine Beach (Noosa). In a relatively short time, their efforts have been rewarded by an impressive array of medals for their high quality coffee roasts. In the 2010/11 CSR Golden Bean Roasting1 competition, against more than 1000 competitors around Australia, they were awarded a silver medal in the Golden Bean Overall category, silver in the Espresso category for their signature Espresso Noosa blend and bronze in the Australian coffee category. This follows the success in the same competition in the previous year where Costa Noosa won two bronze medals in the Australian Milk-Based and Filter categories with their Capricorn bean. In 2012/2013 they won a bronze in the espresso category for their Noosa Espresso, a second bronze for their Capricorn in the syphon/filter category and a third bronze for their Capricorn in the Australian grown coffee category. “Our Espresso Noosa blend is 100% Arabica and delivers a rich, velvety crema and full-bodied flavour. The Capricorn is a single origin bean grown on the Atherton Tableland and has a smooth, rich custard and chocolate palate. Arabica beans grown in high altitude, high rainfall tropical climates give a sweeter flavoured coffee," said roaster Gavin. "Someone described us as ‘laid-back coffee nerds‘," said Gavin with a grin. "And I take that as a compliment. We are absolutely passionate about our coffee.” 1.The CSR GoldenBean Coffee Roaster Competition creates ‘golden’ opportunities for the Australian coffee industry. CSRGoldenBean is Australia’s major national competition for Australian coffee roasters

Pizzas favourites so far have been confit duck and chilli, which has a shredded duck leg, chilli, spring onion, goats cheese and fresh coriander topping; and the Cajun chicken which also has mushrooms, shallots, potatoes, sweet chilli sauce, sour cream and chives added to the chicken. The Lounge is sophisticated space with a double height ceiling and is an inviting area to unwind and enjoy the surrounds. “It is designed to be the heart and soul of the Resort plus connect to the pool and new pizza area,” says RACV Noosa Resort Manager Darren McClenaghan.

Bellissimo Lindoni’s Ristorante Italiano


very visitor and local knows Lindoni’s Ristorante Italiano in Hastings Street. It’s the benchmark of fine Italian dining and next year marks its 25th anniversary. What an achievement especially considering that Rio and Amanda Capurso bought it in 2007 from the original owner and Rio managed the restaurant for ten years before that. These days there’s a greater emphasis on traditional regional specialities and given there are four Italians all from different regions working together, that’s hardly surprising. “The diversity of regional heritage means that we can draw inspiration from various regions depending on the season and the availability of fresh produce,” explains Rio who hails from the South so he leans to the lighter side where there’s an emphasis on vegetables and seafood. “Andrea Ravezzani from Milan heads the kitchen team which comprises Davide Benati from Emilia and Nicola Cisilino, both from Fruili, who have

Dazza’s on fire


unset drinks and wood-fired pizzas at RACV’s new area called Dazza’s is the place to be when ‘casual’ is on the menu. The revamped bar on the terrace incorporates a wood-fire pizza oven which has a striking Toki red mosaic tile surround and overlooks the pool and wet area. Dazza’s at RACV Resort






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Desserts galore at The Waterfront Restaurant - Noosaville worked together previously,” says Rio, “and all three trained and qualified in Italy and have worked in other countries before coming to Australia.” Lindoni’s has a very extensive wine list and was awarded two Goblets this year in the Gourmet Traveller magazine wine list awards. Lindoni’s - Hastings St Noosa.

Sunday; pizzas are available Wednesday to Sunday after 5pm; and for those looking for a wedding or function venue check the website. It’s a popular venue especially for couples from overseas who are looking for a slice of paradise near the water.

Green chilli-ciousness


magine lime juice as the zesty hero to an amalgam of green chillies, ginger, garlic, star anise, kaffir lime ood news for lovers of pizza, pastries and artisan leaves, coriander root, fish sauce plus other ingredients. bread. It was arrivederci to Luke Mangan’s ‘hatted’ The sublime result is Lime and Green Chilli Jam, new Glass Brasserie in Sydney for chef Aurelien Menuet and from the Noosa Lime Co and easy to understand why salve to the Noosa Waterfront Restaurant where the it’s in high demand. demands for her baked-daily exquisite pastries are The classic flavours of Thailand can be used straight constant. from the jar as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and So why not take a detour on a walk along the river prawns, smothered over barbecued chicken and pork and drop in for a coffee and see what all the fuss is skewers, smeared over fish, tucked under chicken skin about. Also check out the artisan bread or better still before roasting, marinating salmon or even as a base to buy loaves of freshly baked sour dough and ciabatta … jazz up a stir fry. oh and pastries, to take home Creator and local lime aficionado Scott Ewington And if you need more temptations try the authentic trialled it at the Noosa Farmers’ Market where he also Italian-style pizzas. What a wonderful way to wind down sells the popular lime and ruby grapefruit cordials and after a busy day especially when you know that a was bowled over with the response. Other stockists margarita pizza and a Peroni beer are just $20. The kids include Belmondos locally plus Sydney, Gold Coast and can play in the park while you enjoy the moment. Brisbane. The Waterfront Restaurant is open Tuesday to

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The Hart of cheesemaking Silky textured buffalo milk haloumi and delicate, milky, fresh mozzarella, handcrafted by Trevor Hart are on the menus at some of Australia’s hottest restaurants.


aleny’s Trevor Hart is a bespoke cheesemaker and jazz trumpeter who’s had music imbedded in his psyche since he was four. From his teens he’s played professionally, leading his own band the Trevor Hart Quartet also an orchestra plus he’s a composer for theatre, cabaret and film. “Cutting curds and music are both about balance,” explains the owner of Maleny micro producer Cedar Street Cheeserie who spends about 10 hours at a stretch in his tiny cheese room lovingly hand-crafting cheeses which “take on a beautiful rhythm. With food, the elements can be contrasting but they also need to be in balance. Like jazz, a certain amount of improvisation is required to deal with seasonal changes. Also milk is like wine. It has terroir and changes all the time too. You need to be able to work with these changes when making quality cheese. “I am just happy to be part of a long tradition making mozzarella di buffala, haloumi and bocconcini from pure and unadulterated fresh buffalo milk which comes from Mal and Margaret Thompson's dairy in Witta, just five minutes down the road. “The Thompsons have a small herd of about 40 buffalo. The milk has a sweetness and texture that cow's milk doesn't have. It’s beautiful to work with and its superiority is obvious when you compare buffala to fiore de latte although making it is simultaneously simple and difficult. To handmake with consistency a delicate fresh product takes lots of practise and failures. Apart from mozzarella, bocconcini and haloumi I also make the very creamy burrata which I call A Love Supreme!” Starting out Trevor experienced hiccups. At his first cheesemaking course




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"I kept dropping the cheese and mine turned out all lopsided. But it ignited something in me and I thought, 'this isn't going to defeat me'… Cedar Creek haloumi and watermelon salad with Queensland cheese guru Graham Redhead five years ago, Trevor says he was the worst student. "I kept dropping the cheese and mine turned out all lopsided. But it ignited something in me and I thought, 'this isn't going to defeat me'. Later producer Richard Mohan, a pimientos de Padron grower at Midyim Eco Resort, suggested I send cheese to Melbourne for some chefs to sample, the result being it went on the menus at some of Melbourne's hottest restaurants such as Cutler & Co, Cumulus, Bar Lourinha, The Press Club and Alla Wolf-Tasker’s Lake House. I also supply Maggie Beer. “My wife, high profile ceramist Shannon Garson and I love haloumi with watermelon and Persian rice, mozzarella with pimentos de Padron, also Love Supreme with roasted pumpkin and caraway seeds.” Famed foodie Lyndey Milan says “Trevor makes the only haloumi you can eat without cooking – though it is delicious cooked too. The fantastic artisanal product is soft and pliable rather than firm and squeaky.” At this year’s delicious magazine’s Produce Awards, Trevor’s Cedar Street Cheeserie won the artisan dairy section. “Haloumi has traditionally been done better overseas, but we’re now hitting the mark in Australia,” said judge Simon Marnie. Martin Duncan thinks the Cedar Street haloumi and spiced spinach dish which Christine Manfield demonstrated at his Freestyle Escape cooking class was superb and Sails’ executive chef Paul Leete says haloumi grilled and torn through a tabbouleh style salad of fried chick peas, organic black quinoa, charred lemon, parsley and mint with a peri peri basted Moya Valley chicken is one of the best-selling chicken dishes he’s ever had on the menu. Belmondos’ chef Patrick Williams regards buffalo mozzarella on a Mediterranean vegetable stack as a beautiful combination as is sliced or cubed in a range of salads from Greek to Italian. Shane Bailey, the executive chef of berardo’s has been a huge fan since meeting Trevor at the Noosa Farmers Market. Currently he has a haloumi, compressed watermelon, duck prosciutto with a grapefruit gel dish on the current menu but it’s his recipe for haloumi and watermelon salad that’s proved to be a winner in the request stakes since it was demonstrated at the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival and on Ten’s Yes Chef.

Cedar Street haloumi and watermelon salad Serves 4 •240 grams Cedar Street haloumi cut into 12 pieces •4 fresh figs cut into quarters •300 grams seedless watermelon cut into 1cm x 5cm batons •½ continental cucumber •1 bunch baby watercress •edible flowers •salt and pepper • Peel cucumber and discard skin. Peel in long strands until you reach the seeds. Discard seeds. Dressing: Juice of two limes plus zest 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper • Combine juice, zest, mustard and honey in a bowl. Slowly pour in olive oil whilst whisking to combine. Season to taste. Pink grapefruit gel (optional): 250 ml fresh grapefruit juice (from approximately three pink grapefruits) ½ teaspoon agar agar • Place juice in a saucepan on medium heat and reduce juice by half. Whisk in agar agar and heat for a further minute. Strain and allow to cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Then blend with a stick blender or food processor until smooth. • Spread gel on a plate and arrange figs. Season and dress cucumber and watermelon and add to figs. • Place 10ml olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat and sear haloumi for 40 seconds each side until lightly golden. Drain on paper towel for 30 seconds then place on top of salad. Serve immediately.



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uring the Australian asparagus season, which runs from September until March, luscious, local asparagus is celebrated with gusto. Believe it or not - more than 93% of Australia's asparagus produced in the Koo Wee Rup region of Victoria, just 65km S.E. of Melbourne. This region is well-known for its fertile peat soils, and the asparagus from this area has gained a reputation for being 100% clean and green - not to mention - delicious! It's time to support the local industry and put some spears on your dinner plate!

Barbecued Asparagus Cups with blue cheese and roasted walnuts Serves: Four

supermarkets. Method: Ingredients: Place the asparagus on a tray or in a • 8-12 thin asparagus spears, woody ends large bowl. Combine the oil with the garlic removed (if using) and add to the asparagus. Using • 2-3 tsp olive oil your hands, toss the asparagus to coat • 1 garlic clove (optional) with the oil or brush the mixture over the • Salt and pepper spears using a pastry brush. Sprinkle with • 8-12 baby Cos lettuce cups salt and pepper. • 8 thin wedges of blue cheese Heat a BBQ or grill and cook the • 1/2 cup roasted walnuts asparagus over a medium - high heat until just tender. Immediately remove from the Tips: heat to prevent further cooking. This makes a delicious starter or snack. Arrange the baby Cos cups on a Roast walnuts in a heavy based fry pan serving platter (or plates) and place a over medium heat, shaking pan wedge of blue cheese in each one. Top frequently, taking care not to burn them. with the BBQ'd spears and sprinkle with Alternatively, spread walnuts evenly over a the walnuts. baking tray and roast in oven at 175C 1015 minutes. Recipe courtesy Australian Asparagus Try drizzled with a little balsamic glaze Council available from at delicatessens and






. . . . n o y t r a P PERRIER SECRET GARDEN PUNCH Serves: 30 Ingredients: 300ml rum 700ml Calvados Apple brandy 1 cup demerara sugar juice of 4 lemons 10 slices of lemon 10 wedges of Granny Smith apple 5 Star anise 3 Cinnamon quills Grated nutmeg Peel from 4 lemons 1.5 litres Perrier ice Equipment: Glass cups Glass bowl Serving spoon Preparation: Into a punch bowl, muddle the lemon peels with the sugar and let stand for 3 or 4 hours. Add the lemon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Slide in a 1quart block of ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Ladle into punch cups.

LA PERRIER ROSE Be still my beating heart. This would be the perfect cocktail for Valentine's Day next year. But, in the meantime - any other romantic occasion would be just as perfect. Recipe: 50 ml Muscat wine 10 ml MONIN Rose syrup 1 dash of rose water 50 ml Perrier water Rose petals 1 lime wedge Method: 1. Fill a highball half full of ice (made with Perrier) and add some washed rose petals. 2. Add rose water and the Muscat. 3. Squeeze lime wedge. 4. Cover with more ice. 5. Top with more Perrier. 6. Stir. 7. Decorate. Decoration Decorate with fresh lime slice and rose petals




Poh Ling Yeow Following the Spice of Life… Prawn and Pineapple Curry Serves 5-6

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cooking Time 30 minutes

Ingredients • 1kg prawns de-shelled and cleaned OR 650g of a firm fleshed fish • 500g pineapple, cut into 6mm triangles 500ml water • 3 pieces dried tamarind 5 kaffir lime leaves 350ml coconut milk • 2-3 tsp salt • 3 Tbs caster sugar • 2 Tbs lime juice for balancing Rempah (wet spice paste) • 15-20 dried long red chillies*, deseeded*, soaked in boiling water until soft, drained and chopped 2 1/2 tsp belacan • 3 cm fresh galangal, peeled, sliced finely • 4 stalks lemongrass (white part only), sliced finely • 300g red eschallots OR Spanish onion, peeled and sliced 3 large cloves garlic, peeled and halved • 5 candlenuts or macadamia nuts • 170ml vegetable oil * Dried chillies – There are several types of dried chillies. For this recipe, please choose the type that are about finger sized. The smaller ones are very hot and the broader, larger ones mild. Also please never replace dried chillies with fresh ones as they don’t impart the smokiness of flavour and depth of colour required for this dish. * Deseeding dried chillies – To easily deseed the dried chillies, cut them into quarter segments with scissors and drop them into a colander with large holes and then shake the seeds out. Method Blitz all rempah ingredients in a blender until you achieve a fine paste. Heat rempah in a large, heavy based saucepan or wok on medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring continuously until caramelised and fragrant. At this point the rempah should have turned a darker red and the oil will begin to separate from the rest of mixture. Add pineapple, water, tamarind, kaffir lime leaves and bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer for another 10 minutes. Add coconut milk, salt and sugar and bring to boil, then add prawns/fish at very end to cook for 5-10 minutes or until cooked through. Taste just before serving. More salt, sugar or lime juice may be required to balance flavours at the end. Serve with steamed jasmine rice and wedges of cucumber just in case your lips need cooling! • Place 10ml olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat and sear haloumi for 40 seconds each side until lightly golden. Drain on paper towel for 30 seconds then place on top of salad. Serve immediately.

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Ideas to feast your senses on

A gastronomic adventure starts at Belmondos, purveyors of fine food and ingredients, convenience with quality.

passion for the more famous and less known is undeniable. “On our list are pre-pack cheeses however the majority of the range is European with Australian cheeses only making up 40 per cent of the total,” says Jenny who’s looking to changing the ratio to a more balanced, ooking for inspiration hopefully 50:50 range. “I’d really like to for a party, fresh and introduce more Australian cheeses, however pre-cooked traditional the demand for European product is very high fare for the holiday so it will probably always have the edge.” season, paddock to plate If you’re looking for something different try ingredients for easy Fromage D’Affinois, a French double entertaining, delicious cream soft brie made from cow’s milk. ideas for a contemporary It has a creamy, mild buttery flavour feast, antipasto and dips for reminiscent of a tripe cream with its two to too many or maybe silky fat texture. you're partial to the odd Old Telegraph Road Fire Engine hunk of cheddar or wedge Red is a washed rind by Jindi of brie. Belmondos Fresh Dairy in Gippsland. It’s a Food has it all … and more. surface ripened cheese Cheese is one of the with a soft curd world's oldest man-made centre. foods dating back The wonderful approximately 4000 years sounding Lamb Chopper was ago when farmers started to born to be mild with a buttery, nutty flavour yet a complex and breed animals and process their milk, mostly from the milk of lingering after-taste. It’s made from 100 per cent sheeps milk. cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, Billy Basil from the Nimbin Valley Goats Cheese in Northern reindeer, camels and yaks. Today hundreds of cheese types are NSW is a soft fresh goats curd with a luscious creamy taste. It’s produced and Belmondos stocks 73 varieties, arguably the most coated in a fresh basil pesto-style sauce – the perfect on the Sunshine Coast. complement. Wonderful Australian dairies craft the finest specialist cheeses Ideal accompaniments are Australian baby figs which are from a complex, lively biodynamic goat's cheese to a silky soft pickled in apple cider vinegar with a hint of fresh thyme, also buffalo mozzarella. From overseas and ripening caves comes French salami which is produced in the Barossa Valley using pure tallegio, underground cellars reveal gorgonzola, and the alpine pork and cracked pepper then air dried French-style. regions, gruyere. From France there’s camembert and brie, In addition Belmondos has everything for a bellissimo English has its cloth-bound farm cheddar, and let’s not forget antipasto from made-in-house marinated artichokes and dips Italy’s parmigiano reggiano, grana padano and pecorino. such as beetroot and hummus to fetta and rocket; delectable Jenny Burns, the market and purchasing manager for white anchovies, smoked tomatoes and tapenade plus cocktail Belmondos could easily add cheesemonger to her title. For many party favourites such as olives and mascarpone peppadews. years she was the cheese buyer for ASDA, a large British Belmondos Fresh Food, 59 Rene Street, Noosaville. supermarket chain. Her hands-on experience, knowledge and


The wonderful sounding Lamb Chopper was born to be mild with a buttery, nutty flavour yet a complex and lingering aftertaste

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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



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Celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary in 2013.

We look forward celebrating with locals and visitors alike, continuing in the tradition of serving contemporary seasonal Italian food. From Your Hosts Amanda and Rio Capurso

Where food and wine are matched perfectly You bring the wine and we'll do the food. Fully BYO

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Yogurt panna cotta with orange blossom jelly and blood orange salad (Serves 8) Ingredients Jelly 125cups apple juice 1 teaspoon orange blossom 1 teaspoon sugar 1 gelatin sheets (gold), soaked in cold water for 2-3 min 1 orange segment 1 blood orange segments Micro mint for garnish Yoghurt panna cotta 115g castor sugar 3 sheets gelatine (gold), soaked in cold water for 2-3 min 560g plain yoghurt 375mls cream Method To make the jelly, heat the apple juice. Stir in the orange blossom.



Whisk in the soaked gelatine sheets. Allow to cool at room temperature Panna cotta To make the panna cotta; combined cream and the sugar in a saucepan bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Squeeze excess water from the gelatin and whisk the gelatin into the hot cream mixture. Strain mixture into another bowl and whisk in the yogurt. Pour the mixture into eight 125mls capacity glasses ½ full. Allow to set in the fridge for 2 hours. Once the panna cottas has set completely, pour orange blossom jelly 5mm full and allow to set for another 30mins. Garnish the panna cotta with blood orange segment, orange segments, and small mint leaves in each glass and serve. .



Celebrity chefs cruise for Matt... Chefs Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel, Damian Heads, Janelle Bloom, Alastair McLeod and George Colombaris. Photo: Tertius Pickard

If you have a serious taste for cruising, two luxury European river cruises and six celebrity chefs who share one unbreakable bond of friendship with burns survivor, Matt Golinski, will be just your cup of tea.

“Because the chefs are donating their time, the cost of each luxurious, privately chartered cruise is very reasonable and includes return airfares from Australia, accommodation and cruising, daily shore excursions, transfers, beer and wine with dinner, all meals on board and the privilege of meeting and holidaying with these super-star chefs,” Hilary olidays don’t get much better than spending explains. “Both cruises will be aboard the beautifully 18 days in luxury, cruising along the rivers of appointed Avalon Waterways ships, which are more French cities such as Paris, Lyon and Monte like five-star floating hotels. “With only 80 staterooms available to join the Carlo or the European countries of Holland, Austria, ‘Grand France’ or ‘Magnificent and Budapest with Cruise for Mates. The two luxury European river “It would be a dream to Europe’ Avalon Waterways cruises, the atmosphere on cruises will take place in 2013, the one through France is with Manu Feildel, visit the casino and the board will be very intimate. Each guest will have the chance to Alastair McLeod and Janelle Bloom on board and the other from Louis XV restaurant that mingle with the chefs, swap foodie stories and explore some Amsterdam to Budapest is with George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan is across the way where of the most beautiful places in the world. and Damian Heads and both will help “The chefs are all high energy, to help raise funds for fellow chef Alain Ducasse achieved enthusiastic individuals and are Matt Golinski who was badly burned 3-Michelin stars” – great fun to be around so we’re in a house fire, in which he lost his encouraging guests to pack wife and children, in Tewantin, near Alastair McLeod their dancing shoes and their Noosa late last year. Matt sustained laughing gear. By the end we third degree burns to over 40 per cent of his body and spent several months in a might have to rename the ships the MS Shenanigans medically induced coma. He is currently undergoing and the MS Mischief! Speaking on behalf of the six chefs, Brisbane’s extensive rehabilitation. Cruise for Mates is the brainchild of Brisbane- Alastair McLeod said, “For us, Cruise for Mates is all based travel agent Hilary Weir who, inspired by the about mateship and I know I can speak for everyone successful national Plates for Mates fundraising when I say we are all very happy to be on board, if campaign, thought it was a natural fundraising you’ll pardon the pun. extension.


Cruise for Mates 19-day Grand France Cruise - from Paris to Port St Louis with Janelle Bloom, Manu Feildel and Alastair McLeod starts on June 17 next year and is priced from $10,193 AUD (twin share and ex Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth. It visits Provence, Lyon, Beaujolais, the French Riviera and Monte Carlo. The 18-day Magnificent Europe Cruise - from Amsterdam to Budapest with George Calombaris, Damian Heads and Gary Mehigan starts on August 27 and is priced from $9,185 pp (twin share and ex Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth. It travels through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. or call 1800 DREAMS (1800 373 267)



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Cointreau at the heart of cocktails...


reated over 160 years ago in Angers, in the heartland of the Loire Valley, Cointreau is made from 100% natural ingredients and produced according to traditional distillation methods. The perfect balance between sweet and bitter orange peel gives Cointreau its subtle taste, uncovering incredible strength of character. With a touch of fresh lime or lemon, Cointreau guarantees the success of a delicious cocktail. As the most authentic and the best base, it inspires new cocktails around the world every day, such as the simple and refreshing ‘Cointreau Fizz’ that can be endlessly customised. At home, in a bar, in a restaurant, or in a hotel, Cointreau remains the soul of a cocktail, a wonderful ‘art de vivre’ experience. Why not try our new cocktail find this summer?

Cointreau Fizz Pour directly into a glass with ice: 50 ml of Cointreau Juice of 1/2 a lime Sparkling water Twisting tips for yourself or for your guests: Add a strawberry, a raspberry or a piece of basil or cucumber

Roasted Plum Martini Makes: 8 martinis Ingredients: 3 ripe plums, plus extra slices to garnish 1⁄4 cup (55g) brown sugar 160ml Chambord 240ml Vodka 650ml cranberry juice 2 limes, halved OR (per martini) 3 tsp roasted plum syrup 20ml (1 tbs) chambord 30ml (11⁄2 tbs) vodka 80ml (1/3 cup) cranberry juice Squeeze lime juice 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Halve plums and place cut-side up in a small roasting pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and place in the oven for 40 minutes or until very tender. 3. Strain plum mixture through a fine sieve, slightly pushing down with the back a spoon to push through the syrup and puree. Discard solids. You should have about 125ml (1/2 cup) of plum syrup. Set aside to cool completely. 4. Place ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake until chilled. 5. Pour into martini glasses, and garnish with a plum slice.




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A fruity twist for summer... Giesen release three new Strongbow Summer Fruits vintages from The Brothers


The History Of Australian Wine by Max Allen, Melbourne University Publishing, $49.99


here’s a story lurking inside every bottle,” are the opening words to the beautifully illustrated fascinating inside account of the Australian wine industry including first-hand recollections from winemakers, cellar hands, business leaders and grape growers plus personal insights into how Australian wine has received its phenomenal international reputation. From the horse-drawn plough to innovative winemaking technology and changing tastes as a nation of wine drinkers, the stories reveal plenty of larrikins and pioneers. Charismatic leaders mentored each generation and imbued a strong sense of collaboration and mateship, and bloody-minded individuals fiercely steered their own course and inspired many. At the heart of it all beats a powerful sense of resilience. Vignerons have always faced challenges, but it has been in times of extreme adversity that the industry has taken its greatest leaps forward and allowed us to reflect on an everevolving and complex industry.



s the sun beats down and the summer soundtrack kicks in, Australia’s number one selling cider is once again providing the ultimate refreshment with its new Strongbow Summer Fruits range. Strongbow Apple Cider with Strawberry and Kiwi, Strongbow Pear Cider with Raspberry and Strawberry, and Strongbow Apple Cider with Mango and Passionfruit offer a refreshing cider taste with just the right amount of sweetness, just in time for the summer party season Forget the traditional green bottle there's now an amber bottle with a new label design. Both Strongbow Strawberry and Kiwi and Strongbow Mango and Passionfruit have the classic Strongbow apple cider base, while Strongbow Raspberry and Strawberry is a pear-based cider that has been infused with raspberry and strawberry. Strongbow Summer Fruits taste great matched with food. Try Strongbow Apple Cider with Strawberry and Kiwi or Strongbow Pear Cider with Raspberry and Strawberry with a berry crumble, and Strongbow Apple Cider with Mango and Passionfruit with a summer sorbet. So whether you’re at a beach party or a barbecue in your own backyard, you can create a new season of memories with mates over a Strongbow Summer Fruits cider. The ABV is 4.0 per cent or 1.0 standard drink in each 330ml bottle.


iesen founders and brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel constantly strive to produce wines of exceptional quality which people love to drink and The Brothers Chardonnay 2011, The Brothers Pinot Noir 2010 and The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2011 are certain not to disappoint. These three new vintage wines come from small blocks in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Each vintage the winemaker selects the season’s premium grapes which truly reflect the unique characteristics of the vintage and these create The Brothers wines. To maximise complexity and character in these wines the Giesen team employ all the expected winemaking techniques and one often less expected in modern winemaking, the traditional hands-off method of natural fermentation. Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay $25.99 Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc $22.99 Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir $27.99

Serafino Wines release stunning 2010 vintage reds...


erafino Wines is celebrating an outstanding McLaren Vale vintage, with the release of their 2010 Serafino Shiraz and 2010 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon. Near perfect growing conditions contributed to the fine structure of these wines, highlighting the unique terroir and exceptional regionality of Serafino Wines. After a healthy amount of winter rain, McLaren Vale was blessed with an onset of warm weather through November 2009, prompting early budburst and flowering, with optimal weather conditions continuing into March 2010 before the harvest. 2010 Serafino Shiraz The Serafino Shiraz displays subtle vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and lifted dark fruits on the




Nothing says Summer like Champagne... NV Champagne Duperrey Premier Cru Brut ($44.99), based on chardonnay and pinot noir, is derived from select parcels of premier cru and grand cru vineyards from the Vallée de la Marne. It is aged on yeast lees for at least three years, which results in extra fruit complexity and depth of flavour. Typically it possesses white flower, dried apricot, hazelnut, brioche aromas, plenty of mid-palate creaminess and richness, fresh acidity and underlying yeasty complexity. NV Duperrey Rosé Champagne ($44.99) is a blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier and based predominantly on premier cru vineyards. Aged on yeast lees for around three years, this classic style is arguably the best value champagne rosé in the Australian market. It has a lovely salmon pink colour, light strawberry/ red cherry/ yeasty aromas, plenty of fruit complexity, richness and crunchy long acidity. 2005 Duperrey Vintage Champagne ($59.99) is a refined and elegantly proportioned style based predominantly on premier and grand cru vineyards. This seductive chardonnay pinot noir blend typically shows intense lemon curd/ white peach/ pear/ honey aromas, fresh creamy lemon curd/ biscuity/ yeasty flavours, light chalky texture and crisp refreshing acidity.

nose, leading to distinctive regional characters of chocolate, bright clear red fruits and fine velvety tannins on the palate. RRP $ 26.00 2010 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon This classic cabernet sauvignon displays attractive aromas of blackberries, black olive fruit and notes of cedar on the nose. A wonderful fullflavoured wine filled with brooding dark fruits such as mulberries and blackberries, complemented with fine grain cigar box oak on the palate. RRP $ 26.00

enowned for its quality and consistency, The Grant Burge Wines Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV is now a leading Australian sparkling, and is widely recognised as a premium, authentic sparkling wine. Grant and his wife Helen, have always focused on one simple philosophy for the family owned business; to create wines of character and value from the beautiful Barossa Valley and surrounding regions, on which they would be proud to put their names. So it was no surprise to learn that their Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay beat an impressive field of entries to be voted the nation's Best Australian Sparkling Wine recently, at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards. Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV $29.95

Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2004


he new release champagne from Pol Roger is a rich salmon pink colour with a fine stream of small bubbles. The rosé has aromas of ripe fruits, with elements of citrus fruits, pomegranate and red berries. With creamy ripeness and a hint of vanilla, this beautiful rosé is an ideal match to salmon and delicate meats. Better still it’s a great start to lunch with friends and family. Revered around the world and regarded as the ‘gentleman’s champagne’, the House of Pol Roger represents excellence, independence and integrity, much like the modern gentleman. It’s no surprise that it is a favourite champagne amongst the British Royal family. In fact, Pol Roger proudly bears the Royal Warrant – a mark of recognition to people or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Royal Family. $114.95






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where is. .

Brendan Weatherill

The Big Pineapple There are about 150 ‘big things’ around Australia from Big Banana, Big Merino and the Big Beer Can, to the sweetest one of all, the Big Pineapple which, according to general manager Brendan Weatherill, remains the centrepiece of the once popular attraction as it’s being returned to greatness.

The Big Pineapple went through a rough patch, so what’s the latest? The now heritage-listed 15 metre high, fibreglass Big Pineapple was built in 1971 but after several owners, the flagging 400-acre Big Pineapple plantation, working macadamia farm with train, cafe and tourist shopping was eventually sold to Brisbane businessmen in 2011. The Big Pineapple itself continues to provide a grand lookout via an internal staircase and a platform at the top and for the first time in four years pineapples have been planted by local growers who’ve also become the custodians. Visitors can see they don’t grow on trees or under the ground! This is all part of the focal point or hub for food-based businesses that also includes the macadamia plantation and the macadamia processing shed. Apart from the markets, the main building is also a large capacity function centre and entertainment venue.

What are some of the other things to do and see? The place comes alive with foodies, artisans and local growers plus live music every Saturday from 6.30am to noon with the biggest all-weather market on the coast. The animal farm with llamas, alpacas, donkeys, ponies, miniature horses, cows, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks and chickens is a natural extension to the markets. It’s also interactive and informative with the barn and its displays of animals and their products, working as an educational tool for families and schools. The ‘stars’ of the farm seem to be Ebony a beautiful, black alpaca orphan and Babe, a miniature razorback pig, who thinks she’s a dog. The pineapple train ride is a must and of course the parfaits are still the best.

Some of Australia’s and New Zealand's hottest acts, booked for one almighty music festival on 20 April 2013 include Birds of Tokyo, Aussie rock legends Grinspoon

What are your plans for an annual Indie/ Rock music festival, equal in scale and national impact to Splendour in the Grass? Some of Australia’s and New Zealand's hottest acts, booked for one almighty music festival on 20 April 2013 include Birds of Tokyo, Aussie rock legends Grinspoon, Regurgitator, British India, New Zealand powerhouse Black Seeds, Hermitude, multi award-winning Ash Grunwald, as one of Australia’s finest live performers, has been deservedly credited with bringing blues and roots to a new generation, also OKA, Bobby ALU, Kingswood, Sticky Fingers, Chance Waters, Dialectrix, Cheap Fakes, Andy Dub, The Leisure Bandits and many more. Festival co-director Mark Pico and I are absolutely stoked at the line-up we’ve pulled together with a healthy serving of Rock, Roots, Reggae and Electronica. In an effort to drive extra tourism to the Sunshine Coast, we’ll be giving away 100 double tickets to New Zealanders who want to jump on an Air New Zealand plane to the Sunshine Coast and get amongst the festivities. The plan is to throw open the entire site for the Big Pineapple Music Festival with purpose-built amphitheatres on both sides of the Nambour Connection Road, as well as a camping site.

Brendan Weatherill Brendan Weatherill is a fourth generation local whose family go back to the pioneering days of Eumundi and Nambour. An uncle drove the train at the Big Pineapple and second cousins worked in the cafe and the parfait bar. As a chef and restaurateur Brendan has travelled extensively and worked nationally and internationally in restaurants and hotels, on super yachts plus as a consultant. His was the owner/chef of the extraordinarily popular Dish in Thomas Street Noosaville for many years and has a flair for events such as the Golden Days Music Festival in Coolum, which he has organised with business partner Mark Pico for the last two years. Brendan says he is determined to drive everything related to the Big Pineapple.“I won’t be told what or what not I can’t do because I know anything is possible.” NoosaStyleLiving



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White onwhite...



more than all white... just brilliant...


hen it comes to a post code it doesn’t

a trait synonymous with Stephen Kidd’s designs.

get much better than 4567. As for an

Alexandra palms stand tall over tropically planted courtyards

address, Noosa Parade where the river

with lush plants providing a backdrop to a wet-edge lap pool.

laps at back gardens is almost as world

Wall-free living rooms spread across the ground floor link with


the broad waterfront terraces.




cosmopolitan Hastings Street, which is only a few minutes away.

Naturally tactile limestone complements the pale honey glow

The extraordinary four bedroom, three bathroom, award-

of the hickory timber floors and exudes an understated

winning residence at number 12 is perfectly positioned on a

sophistication, while a white-on-white colour scheme allows the

north-facing 731 square metre allotment. Once through the front

natural beauty and intimate connection with the pool, spa and

gates using a security touchpad all is revealed. The five metre

river to command centre stage.

high door of silver ash pivots and it’s the wow factor personified,


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feature home Alexandra palms stand tall over tropically planted courtyards with lush plants providing a backdrop to a wet-edge lap pool

With five star appointments, entertaining family and friends on a grand scale is a breeze. There’s alfresco dining with a large barbecue station and refrigeration, stainless exhaust hood and stone benches while indoors standout features include a large Meile powered scullery with commercial grade stainless benches and passive ventilation assisted by automated louvres. A striking wall mounted staircase leads to walkways connecting two magnificent ensuited bedrooms, a media room and private home office with wet bar. Other outstanding features include ducted air-conditioning and vacuum systems, powder room, barbecue station, integrated sound system, automated blinds and shade sail plus frameless glass bi-folds. There are three car spaces. Agent Mal Cox from Tom Offermann Real Estate says the auction date has been set for 25 January 2013 and those looking for an idyllic Noosa lifestyle, dreams do come true.




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uch an opportunity is now available high in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, a mere stroll from the delightful village of Mapleton, with its cafes, eateries and the well-known ocean view Mapleton Hotel. Here you can enjoy the privacy of being nestled in the rainforest, yet be close to all amenities on this 3.6 acre haven with already cleared 3000 sqm north-facing home site. Some years ago the Sunshine Coast Regional Council allowed a forest residential subdivision with permission to clear a safe home site with the further intention that all property owners become guardians of the remaining forest.


ustralians are taking every measure to ensure their homes are as environmentally sound as they can be. Reece, and chic Australian brand Cibo have responded to the environmental trend with a stunning range of sustainable bathroom furniture using renewable bamboo. The Cibo Eco offers sleek, contemporary design with an eco friendly conscience, offering environmentally friendly products, coupled with great style and seamless integration in the bathroom space. The Cibo Eco Wall Hung Vanity Unit offers a stunning minimalistic look and is a perfect eco-friendly solution. The vanity brings a breath of fresh air to any bathroom, literally - as bamboo absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, replacing with oxygen. Renewable bamboo has been selected for the surround of this streamlined vanity for its numerous ecological properties. Among its sustainable attributes, bamboo grows 25% faster than timber. To explore the full range visit

All the properties to the north and adjoining this land link the rainforest for approximately 2 km through to National Park controlled land which incorporates 50 km of walking tracks.

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cate young...

peter lik

…combine unusual textures, materials, perspectives and histories in their design applications drawing on diverse disciplines such as dance and theatre as well as architecture and design



From beach fashion, to the bright lights and the serious business of big city hotels, Cate Young tells Helen Flanagan about her entrepreneurial ways and devotion to ultimate interior design.


ith a voracious appetite for design, fashion and textiles, enhanced by a natural talent, it was no surprise to friends and family when Cate Young, aged 19, launched her own resort wear label. Intrigued by the broader scope of design outside of fashion, Cate swapped beaches for buildings and began studying interior design. This soon led to her first interior design project, the sought-after commission to renovate Noosa’s Sails restaurant. Not long after, the All Seasons Hotel Group beckoned her services. It was an offer too good to refuse, so she moved Sydney to head up the interior design team. An exciting time ahead for a girl who was brought up on a lucerne farm outside Rockhampton. “With fashion and interior design I don’t see them as being exclusive to one another,” Cate says with a smile, adding she did think about being a psychologist but the closest she came was marrying one! “I do see design as a universal pool from which we weave and create things. I’m fortunate to have worked in a few different parts of the design industry. My approach is very multidisciplinary so being able to blend skills is a really exciting way to design.”

Cate Young with a back drop of handmade tiles by Byron Bay artist Jai Vasicek

After three thrilling years renovating 33 hotels, plus design concepts for three new ones, Cate had the confidence to branch out on her own launching Cate Young Design (CYD) with the sole premise of appreciating the existing energy of any site, embracing and nurturing existing good elements - the “aura of a site”, and working to create sublime spaces with soul. It is this very principle that drove Cate to launch Australia’s first ever Design Concept Gallery ’cyd.concept’ in 2003. The gallery mounted installations informed by the history of design, investigating new design concepts. As curator and contributing designer, she collaborated with international and Australian artists and designers on each exhibition. Young used the gallery

Reflections of a Life in Film… Peter Lik stands at the summit of landscape photography. World-renowned, highly awarded, and boasting a huge international following, Lik’s journey had humble origins. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Czech immigrants, it was his parents’ gift of a Kodak Brownie camera on his eighth birthday that set young Peter’s course.


ntirely self-taught, Lik worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision: to come to the United States in 1984. A defining moment in Lik’s life came when he was introduced to the medium format panoramic camera. This larger-than-life camera compelled Peter to rise to its challenge to “Go big or go home.” Lik did both. He returned to Australia to photograph the

vastness of the Great South Land. Peter then went on to open his own fine art publishing company as well as his first gallery in his adopted hometown of Cairns. He returned to the States in 1989 for another jaunt before undertaking a mammoth trip early in the new millennium to photograph landscapes of all 50 states. Fifty thousand miles and 1,000 rolls of film later, the “biggest challenge of my life” was completed. Highlights of Peter’s American odyssey can be found in his book “Spirit of America.” Lik’s stature as a photographer has been indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Two more landmarks for Lik were the world record sale of his photograph “One,” for $1 million and the exhibition of two of his


. Design addiction

to explore concepts across all design bases: interiors, architecture, graphics, advertising, media, fashion and textiles. The premier installation, Opening, included Akira Isogawa, Schamburg + Alvisse, FY2K, Norman & Quaine, Korban/Flaubert and Spirit Level.. “Less is more and sometimes more is less, is my credo,” she explains, “with Andre’ Putman, France's legendary design doyenne, being somewhat of an inspirational mentor. Similarly internationally renowned French designer Christian Liaigre, who also welcomed me into his Paris studio.” Both designers show a willingness to combine unusual textures, materials, perspectives and histories in their design applications drawing on diverse disciplines such as dance and theatre as well as architecture and design - a willingness Cate exercises in her own approach. “From a design perspective, hotels, like bars, are all about temporary inhabitation. There’s the incidental and accidental interaction with other guests and patrons and the ritual acquaintance with staff that

means the design must have those kinds of encounters written into its fabric. It’s all about the language of contained chance“ The Water Bar at Sydney’s Finger Wharf for the Taj Hotel and Palace Group, the ‘installation’ approach allowed maximum impact for minimum spend. Using existing sculptural fixtures and furniture refurbished in a dark silvery palette, a crystal curtaining, perforated screening strategy and a canopy of chandeliers, the space was segmented to create intimacy and soft illumination despite size and volume. In-between times Cate found time to fully renovate her home in Balmain and design furniture, fittings and even uniforms for her corporate clients.. Time spent in Noosa re-energising the Lobby and River Lounge of the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa with a long overdue makeover to give it the wow factor, was also a cathartic experience. “Working on the Sheraton was such a delight and in many ways a full circle experience for me having left

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

Noosa 17 years earlier. I think in some ways this planted the seed for us to move back. “Two years later my soul mates - wonderful partner Ambrose, our beautiful daughter Louella and I made the seachange.” What’s next for the 44-year old, who admits to a touch of Aries’ fire? “I’m taking my summer&salt designed UPF 50+ rashies to the next level, opening a fashion and homewares pop-up concept store in Hastings Street and going on more family holidays, like the last one in a great little cabin on Clarkes Beach. It was bliss as we love nature and doing simple things. It’s also very grounding and nurturing. I’m also in the midst of talks with the Peregian Beach Retailers Association about curating a summer festival. I’m very passionate about bringing people together in a creative way”.

And, it doesn't stop there - Peter is keen to give back to society. His philanthropic donations in Australia have been very generous, and amongst his larger donations he supports the Cerebral Palsy Alliance of Australia, as well as the Sony Foundation's 'You Can' Wharf4Ward, which raises funds for youth cancer wards across Australia.

Above: Autumn Mist - Peter Lik



A Japanese Sake Summer By: Concept Japan





homewares new inhouse stylist and designer 2-3/ 89 Noosa Drive Noosa Junction (next to Post Office) Phone 5449 2274 -



ummer is just around the corner which means cocktail parties and alfresco dining. Japanese Sake is the perfect accompaniment for that fresh salad or delicious sushi platter. Sake or ‘Nihonshu’ is a traditional Japanese rice wine. Unlike our grape wine which generally contains 9%-16% alcohol, Sake usually contains 18%-20% alcohol. When it is served chilled, Sake has a very refreshing and crisp taste. Traditionally Sake is drunk from small cups called ‘choko' and poured from a small ceramic pot called ‘tokkuri’. Impress your friends while entertaining this summer with Concept Japan’s exquisite new pastel coloured Tama Sake cups and pots. Made in Japan from the finest quality ceramic the Sake pots and cups are available in a pastel mint green or a pale Sakura pink. The delicate coloured glaze melts into the round pot creating a freshly-painted look. The pot holds 320ml and the cups are 5 x 3.8cm. Tama Sake pots and cups are exclusive to Concept Japan. For more information please contact Helen Ikeguchi on

41 Mossman Court, Noosa Sound

HERE IS A HOME WITH A DREAM POSITION AT THE END OF A QUIET, TREE-LINED CUL-DESAC, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, RIGHT ON THE QUIET WATERS OF NOOSA RIVER; WITH UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS ACROSS TO THE MANGROVES ON THE OTHER SIDE. If you are after a relaxed lifestyle – then this property is just what you are looking for; with its unspoilt riverfront vista, and green grassed area by the shoreline where you can while away the hours in total harmony. There is a jetty for you to moor your boat; or perhaps you're a keen fisherman who will want to drop a line in the river each day to catch a few fresh fish for lunch or dinner; or paddle your kayak up the waterway and contemplate the wonders around you. This home is perfect for playing with the kids on the white sandy beach, and having a swim right outside your backdoor, sun bake on the lawn, then

dine in the outside entertaining area, while watching the passing parade of water craft. The new owner will enjoy a quiet waterside lifestyle at one of the most tranquil locations that Noosa has to offer. Of course, if you want more to do, this property is also ideally positioned within an easy, five minute walk to the eclectic dining precinct and shopping mecca of Hastings Street, as well as the fabulous blue waters of Noosa beach and First Point. This one-level home is modest, sturdy and really rather charming. Offering an L-shaped, open-plan design with plenty of windows and louvres to take in the water views and water breezes, as well as a large furnished terrace area. And, isn't renovation the new black anyway? The current home offers three good-sized bedrooms, one bathroom and a separate garage with accommodation for one car. With a bit of creativity and imagination, this

home can become anything you want It is perfect to live in right now - but you also have the opportunity to redevelop the site now or in the future - your decision - your timeframe. The property is currently a holiday let, so you will be purchasing a property that has a viable income if you wish to continue. This 612m2 riverfront position calls for something special. Whether it is big or small is up to you. It is such a picture book perfect location, affording gentle breezes and an ambience of calm and tranquility. Once you have visited this property, you will definitely never want to leave. The property is currently listed at $3,075,000 Sales Agent: Shane McCauley Mobile: 0403 646 930

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garden Orchid moments indoors and out There’s no doubt about it – orchids are sexy and have an irresistible appeal.

directly in soil, like most plants; epiphytic which grow mainly on trees or rocks, usually have more flamboyant flowers and are more common in SE Queensland; lithophytes which grow on rocks; and cymbidium which prefer rotting tree hollows allowing their massive root systems to spread sometimes down ust as an outdoor garden creates a sense of peace and the length of the entire tree as opposed to epiphytes and belonging, growing plants indoors helps us to relax. Orchids lithophytes which have evolved highly efficient root systems are perfect. Their exotic flowers are considered to be that cling to, but do not enter, the host tree or rock and absorb amongst the most evocative in the world and it’s easy to nutrients from the atmosphere plus rain water. “As landscapers, we like to use epiphytes, especially for their understand why so many people become obsessed. vibrant colour. And they love the humidity in our part of the Not only are orchids beautiful but they are tough. They’ve outlived dinosaurs and somehow have cleverly managed to world. They look great attached to tree trunks, in shady areas, especially palms and golden canes, where they look particularly adapt to every environment on Earth. As well as the orchid’s aesthetic appeal did you know that one attractive, plus they add a romantic emphasis to a sub-tropical genus is commonly used in the kitchen? Vanilla comes from the garden,” adds John who with partner Andrew Taylor, were orchid vanilla planifolia and the vanilla bean which gives the recognised for their work within three of the five residential precincts that are part of the 103 hectare Noosa Springs mastersubtle flavour is the dried and fermented pod. Orchids are a family of evergreen and deciduous perennials, planned community. The gardens have a formal sub-tropical with more than 25,000 naturally occurring species. There are theme and maintenance includes pruning and hedging, tree about 1300 in Australia. Cymbidiums are the most popular with shaping and lopping, lawn mowing and edging, weed, pest and flower colours ranging from white and pink through to tones of disease controls, planting, fertilisation, irrigation, mulching and red, orange, apricot, brown, yellow, cream and green. Another more. It’s a significant award for a local business that continually popular species is phalaenopsis or moth orchid which has strives for, and achieves excellence. . leathery leaves and white butterfly-shaped flowers. “Once they’ve finished flowering did you know they make excellent garden specimens,” asks John Scomparin the coowner of Outside Noosa which recently won the Maintenance hether starting from scratch on acreage, setting up a category at the 2012 Queensland Landscape Construction courtyard or a small garden each comes with a set of Excellence Awards. “They like to be planted in shade in a raised challenges that only a landscape gardener can usually garden bed using an orchid medium which must be open to overcome however Outside Noosa’s John Scomparin has tips to allow for free drainage. consider: “There are four basic groups of orchids: terrestrial which grow • Firstly determine the lie of the house, and decide what you


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Gardening made easy



500 Plants: Great Australian Favourites For Your Garden by Angus Stewart. Allen&Unwin $35

want to use the garden primarily for i.e. entertaining, a vegetable garden, children’s play area or perhaps an outdoor room. • Preparation is key – getting drainage right is absolutely essential, then determine soil type, and consider any built structures/landscape construction that’s required i.e.. retaining walls, paving, decking, screens, water features and rockeries. • Planting – walk around your neighbourhood and observe what your neighbours have and what plants work. • Mulching and fertilising – keep as much moisture in the soil as possible and keep weeds at bay. • Styling – finishing touches with attention to detail, complete any look - such as decorative edging (rocks or other forms), outdoor mirrors and outdoor/feature lighting

A visual reference to best 500 plants. These are the tried and tested, the popular cultivars, the ones that won’t turn up their heels and die on you – and are available commercially. Over the last few decades, Australian gardeners have come to see native plants as an opportunity to introduce a sense of place to their landscape, and to link it with the indigenous landscape. Improved cultivars, a better palette of plants to use in garden design, and a new-found pride in the classic shapes, forms and textures of many of the wild species of banksias, grevilleas, gum trees and wattles have opened the eyes of many gardeners. Fully illustrated, there is something for every Australian garden, no matter what climate or soil type.

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RIMINI by the River

Your Ticket to Relaxation

Thirty years of Tri hards... Australia’s rising superstar 21-year-old Queenslander Ashleigh Gentle delivered on the biggest stage along with fellow Australian Peter Kerr who beat off a world class field to claim victories.


entle was the pre-race favourite but said he was stunned with the win. “That was definitely one tight race. I didn’t expect that, I was feeling average but once I started to get going I felt a lot better.” With a strong season behind her Gentle is looking forward to a break, but is already eyeing off Rio Olympic selection”. In the men’s race, an emotional 24-year old Kerr claimed victory 11 seconds ahead of Queenslanders Ryan Fisher and Taylor Cecil. “The emotion for me is coming from a year of nothing to this, winning Noosa Tri. There is a huge list of big names that win Noosa, and now I am one of them,” said Kerr “This is going to give me a big boost - the prize money is going to help me stick around for another three years. At the end of this year I was honestly thinking on retiring so this win is just fantastic.” Amongst the bevy of sporting heroes and celebrities were Noosa Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee Emma Carney, winning her category plus Bondi Rescue Boys Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid, Adriel ‘Bacon’ Young and Clint Kimmins. Hot, humid and wet conditions tested athletes with over 8500 individual and team competitors taking in the 1.5km swim 40km cycle and 10km run on one of Australia’s most famed triathlon courses. Top & above: Peter Kerr and Ashleigh Gentle (male & female winners of the 30th Anniversary Noosa Triathlon). Right: Simon Clarke (Tour de Spain Stage Winner), Kimberly Busteed (former Miss Australia winner) & Craig Mottram (4 x Olympian and middle distance champion) Photos: Eyes Wide Open Images.

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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Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia by Phil Jarratt (Hardie Grant $59.95) The complete, no holds barred history of both sides of the story. With forewords by Mark Richards, Layne Beachley and chair of Surfing Australia, Norm Innis, this book tells not just the half century of organised surfing, but of the years of adventure and experimentation that preceded it. Asked to reveal some of the more amazing facts, author and Noosa’s Phil Jarratt said “I was able to uncover and publish for the first time some photos of the first Bells Beach surf event (1962) and the first world championships in Manly (1964) thanks to an interesting Noosa connection. “Local surfing pioneer Lyn Jones found a bunch of very old Kodachrome slides at a junk shop and purchased them for a dollar. On closer examination, she saw that they were of some historical significance, so she cleaned up a selection and donated them to the Surf World Museum in Torquay, where they were soon identified by old timers as being the work of early 60s grommet (and well known Noosan) Warren Evans, who had played a small but important role in the creation of the Vic branch of the Australian Surfriders Association. Warren had also driven to Manly for the first world titles and hung around the competitors tent like a groupie and got some great candid shots of Midget Farrelly and the other heroes of the day. When Warren married and left home, the photos remained in an archive box at his parents' home, and moved with them to Noosa when they retired. When Mr Evans Sr was downsizing to a small unit, he had a merciless clean-up and threw a lot of old stuff out. Warren Evans hadn't even thought about those photos for half a century.”


Your highness in Hong Kong

Ride on the right side for the best views, hoof along the paths scented with jasmine and shaded in clumps of bamboo and appreciate the jaw-dropping spread of Hong Kong below



suckling pig, braised lobster soup, lychee woodfired crispy chicken and wok-fried scallop with black truffle and pan fried bean curd were taste bud ecstasies. For something different, venture to the creative heart of Sheung Wan, a 10 minute walk from Central along Hollywood Road, Hong Kong’s unofficial antiques district, up a gravelly steep lane past food stalls, Chinese herbalists, coffin shops and bric-a-brac markets to the Press Room. The packed brasserie proudly shows off hams that have been matured at the in-house affinage along with fresh produce and the steamed mussels Provencal and frites with champagne was worth getting blistered feet. High decibel bar buzz is definitely happening at Ozone on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton which claims it is the highest bar in the world and the Senses cocktail is well-named while according to W’s Brisbane-born general manager Peter Hildebrand, Wet on the 76th floor boasts the highest outdoor pool and poolside bar in Hong Kong. The allure of Hong Kong is undeniable – an exhilarating contrast been yin and yang, the perfect balance between glitz and glamour in the city that never sleeps.

General manager Peter Hildebrand


wo stops on the Airport Express, an escalator ride and short stroll and voila there’s the W sign dazzling in front of us. What a location with Kowloon Station underground and the very ritzy Elements lifestyle mall below the reach-for-the-stars hotel, with its bubble lift and Living Room aka lobby on the 6th floor. The glass-cornered fit-for-an-emperor suite frames the early morning glow of Victoria Harbour and the last vestiges of the world’s largest pulsating light show which shoots out from 44 of the city’s skyscrapers. As a backdrop to a champagne breakfast it’s the height of decadence. Now let’s not waste a moment. We’re here for great time not a long time. Set a leisurely pace avoiding the touts on the crowded pavements of Nathan Road; be tempted by eight floors of wellknown labels at Times Square; see Ann and Agnes for pearls at the Jade Market; stop for a coffee and hang the expense at the stately 1920’s built Peninsula; and head to the wholesalers in Paterson Street’s Hang Lung Centre, starting on the14th floor, then descend via the fire stairs to the 8th, for a huge variety of European and Asian women’s fashion - designer or quirky. Shopping deals and where many of the locals go, is called Ladies Market in the Mongkok District. And never fear, men, it’s also a mecca for electronics. Take the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island and ride on the Peak Tram that ascends straight up the side of Hong Kong’s highest mountain to 552 metres above sea level. Not for the faint of heart. Ride on the right side for the best views, hoof along the paths scented with jasmine and shaded in clumps of bamboo and appreciate the jaw-dropping spread of Hong Kong below. There are 11,000 places to eat of every variety including one with three Michelin stars and Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung who’s thrilled diners at Noosa’s International Food & Wine Festival, baffles and thrills diners with his ‘X-treme Chinese’ at Bo Innovation. Take a more laid-back vibe, be spoilt for choice at the lavish mega-sized Elements which has the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong, sky100, while keeping good company with the likes of bvlgari, Cartier, Hermès and Prada are lunch faves such as beers and bento boxes to go, from 7-Eleven, fried crab with chilli at Sala Thai, or just around the corner past the most irresistible chocolate shop you’ve ever seen is all-you-can-eat dim sum at Sing Yin, a Cantonese restaurant on the ground floor of W. Don’t forget to check out the banquet menu for dinner. Dishes such barbecued




books must read


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

Who Killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler?

Retro Sydney by Ian Collis Published by New Holland $45 Enjoy a walk back in time. Who can forget the sideshow alley of the Royal Easter Show? The fashion of the 1950s on Sydney's beaches? The day when the Queen stepped from her launch in Sydney Harbour? Memories and experiences from our formative years come to life in this unique and exclusive celebration of Sydney in photographs, curated over years from found and private collections. This unique collection of vintage shots from amateur family photographers includes rare and never-before-seen material, featuring timeless photos of the stunning harbour and the creation of the Opera House, as well as past experiences of the city and its people. 'Retro Sydney provides a great insight into what has been for many proud Sydneysiders a wonderful life in this beautiful city.’ Ian Collis, author of Retro Sydney.

Settle back, relax and enjoy!

By: Peter Butt Publisher: New Holland $26.95 One of the 20th century's most enigmatic unsolved crimes. New Year's Day, 1963. The discovery of the halfnaked bodies of a brilliant physicist and the wife of his colleague, in a riverside lover's lane, launches a massive police investigation. There are no clues as to how they died and despite drawing on the expertise of the FBI and New Scotland Yard, no cause of death, motive or killer can be identified. Growing up several minutes from the crime scene and obsessed with the case, author and investigative filmmaker, Peter Butt gives the most upto-date detailed investigation so far. It was presented by ABC television to the largest audience for a documentary in the broadcaster's 50-year television history. A definite must read this holiday season.

Artists in Conversation By: Janet Hawley Published by Slattery Media Group: $39.95 "The big difference about my interviews, is that they are very personal meetings… I encourage the artist to speak, in their own words, about why they do what they do. I don't impose theories upon them, nor critically judge their art. It's their chance to explain the mysteries and motivations." Janet Hawley Artists in Conversation is a beautifully presented collection of essays examining the creative output of some of the greatest Australian artists over the last century, including Ben Quilty, Bill Henson, John Brack, John Olsen, Albert Tucker, Adam Cullen, Sidney Nolan and many more. It also includes chapters on international artists including Picasso's muse Francoise Gilot.

Drawn from thousands of interviews by Janet Hawley, each essay offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the people behind the canvas, exploring all aspects of the creative process including the motivation, the fear, the struggles and the triumphs. It is also particularly timely given the recent passing on Adam Cullen, the current exhibitions of Jeffrey Smart and Bill Henson, and the 20 year anniversary of Brett Whiteley's passing.

Southern Italian Home Cooking by Frank & Dominic Criniti Published by New Holland: $40 Forget Nigella, this is the true Italian release! For anyone wanting to immerse themselves in Southern Italian cuisine this is a must have cookbook. Southern Italian Home Cooking is a celebration of family and the tradition of great fresh Calabrian food. Frank & Dominic Criniti, the sons of an Italian immigrant family, have preserved generations of hand-me-down recipes which form the foundation of their family’s well-known restaurants. Unique southern Italian regional dishes are brought to life with an abundance of tomato and olive oil arancino, Calabrese tomato salad, stuffed mushroom, calzone, bruschetta and carpaccio. Frank & Dominic also include a section on basic recipes including the recipe for their mother's bolognese, fresh pasta, and the linguine with broccoli their father Francesco would often request.

28 DAYS IN PROVENCE By Shannon Bennett The Miegunyah Press, $39.99 For 28 days, Shannon Bennett and his family became a part of the life in the region of Luberon in France, visiting markets daily, cooking with local produce and interacting with the culture and people of Provence. Shannon kept a journal of his experiences, and invites readers to step inside this magical part of France, to take a seat, grab a glass and have a little taste of what life is truly like a la francais. 28 Days in Provence also includes more than fifty recipes Shannon wrote while on this family holiday.

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Internationally Acclaimed Theatrical Production CAVALIA: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse Gallops Down Under for First Time in 2013...

2,440-square-metre big top, rising some 35 metres high that gives the horses an ample playground to perform with their trainers and artists. Cavalia’s gleaming White Big Top is the second-largest touring tent in the world – surpassed only by the one housing Cavalia’s sister production, Odysseo. Cavalia opens 6th March, 2013. Tickets - For its exclusive season in Brisbane, Cavalia will be presented under its signature White Big Top in the parking lot adjacent to DFO at Brisbane Airport. Priced from $39.00 to avalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse, an $155.00 + applicable taxes and fees. For guests who desire an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary production extraordinary outing, the show can be customised for an created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of extended experience from $134.00 to $315.00, including a Horse famed Cirque du Soleil, has announced its debut tour of Australia, Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables after the with Brisbane playing host to the premiere season next year. show, and the VIP Rendez-Vous Package that includes a postIn Cavalia, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a show tour of the stables, a cocktail/dinner reception and much constantly changing digital background projected onto a 60 more. Special pricing is also available for children (2-12), juniors metre-wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual (13-17), senior citizens (65+) and for groups. environments. Unlike traditional horse shows, Cavalia’s audience Tickets for Cavalia, one of the world's most critically faces a single 50 metre-wide stage which allows the horses space acclaimed shows, are on sale now online at to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free, or by calling 1800-765-955. unfettered by bridles or halters. Cavalia takes place under a white,


Brisbane is abuzz. It has been almost two decades since this world renowned Bolshoi Ballet company has performed in Australia.


he Bolshoi Ballet season comprises 12 performances in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 30th May to 9th June, and this outstanding company will present two works never before seen in Australia, the spectacular 19th Century classic Le Corsaire and The Bright Stream, the first revival of this light-hearted ballet since 1935.The company brings with it two magnificent ballets, one representative of the 19th century imperial Russian classical tradition and the second a masterwork from the 20th century. Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era. It is also one of the most spectacular (and expensive!) productions ever staged by the Bolshoi and is a showcase of the company’s talent. The Bright Stream, features an original score written by one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century, Dmitri Shostakovich. A comedic rural romp that incorporates dazzling Cossack and other ethnic dances as well as a hilarious crossdressing spoof of classical ballet, The Bright Stream will charm, delight and surprise Australian ballet lovers. The Bolshoi Ballet was founded in 1776 and is based in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. The large company is synonymous with grandeur and boasts over two hundred dancers who are renowned for their brilliant physicality.

THE BOLSHOI BALLET Comes to QPAC in an exclusive 2013 Brisbane season...

The Bolshoi Ballet season is the second in the QPAC International Series, a joint initiative by QPAC and Events Queensland. To waitlist go to or phone 136 246. Tickets on sale now. NoosaStyleLiving


The Art of Colour


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

artists Summer breezes await... when you escape to Montville for a scenic drive or romantic overnight stay! OVERLOOKING A MAJESTIC VISTA YOU WILL FIND A UNIQUE GALLERY. ILLUME CREATIONS, THE ART OF COLOUR.


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

Illume Creations, be tempted! Open 7 days 10 to 4.15 PHONE: 5478 5440 SHOP 4 MAYFIELD, MAIN ST MONTVILLE

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llume Creations is in the Mayfield Complex featuring The Edge restaurant. Grab a Hinterland Art Trail map and explore the many galleries along our picturesque Montville hills. You will find Chris De Lisle’s Artspace and Montville Art Gallery nearby. Tina Cooper has returned from an inspirational workshop with master Lino Tagliapietra at the Canberra Glassworks.. Master Glass Blower, Lino Tagliapietra now based in Seattle was sponsored by The Australian National University and Canberra Glassworks, in association with Ausglass to hold a symposium and workshops. Tina is determined to integrate the traditional Venetian techniques and innovative practices she experienced with this master of hot glass. Lino Tagliapietra, born in Murano, is hailed as the greatest living glass artist. He is the creator of the contemporary ‘Venetian Wave’ that has been the preeminent style in hot glass for many years. Illume Creations is currently showcasing a stunning selection of Tina’s lustrous Blue Lagoon series and her dreamy Cloud Nine vases and bottles. Some of the Tina Cooper creations also feature local indigenous painters. We have a fabulous selection of hand painted Sunrise vases featuring Muraay’s work as well as a couple painted by William Chambers. A number of our lampwork artists created a new series of gorgeous Goddess jewellery, pendants and earrings to accompany the launch of owner Shiralee’s new GoddesScent range of naturally divine perfumes. Wolfgang Engel has created perfume bottle miniatures and jewellery whilst Freda Wengert has a gorgeous range of Goddesses evolving. For those who love the vibrant dichroic jewellery, Cheryl Smith has a vibrant range of Goddesses to tempt you! We feature locally made unique works of art and jewellery. All of the handmade treasures are made in Queensland with most sourced locally from the Hinterland. Illume Creations is participating in Montville’s “Shop Locally” campaign. Shop before December 18 and spend more than $25 in store to have a chance to win one of six hampers of Hinterland treasures valued more than $1250.00. We are happy to arrange pack and sending for our clients. Come in to Illume Creations to discover something special this Summer. Our treasures are all made with love. Come along and indulge in the art of colour at ILLUME CREATIONS Shop 4 Mayfield on Montville – top end of town. Open from 9:50 to 4:15 daily. Look for our undercover parking and views, views, views! Illume Creations awaits you! Ph 07 54785440

“Playing on a Golden Morning” by David Boyd



stute art collectors will be excited that the Sunshine Coast’s premier investment art gallery is now holding their annual Christmas and New Year Art Sale. Tiffany, the director of Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery says that the gallery’s popular yearly sale is a “Christmas present to clients and friends with discounts for a short time on art by some of Australia's most eminent and well known painters”. Running until mid January 2013, the sale offers savings on investment works by David Boyd, Pro Hart, Norman Lindsay, Robert Dickerson, Albert Namatjira, Tim Storrier, Hugh Sawrey, Geoffrey Proud, Mirka Mora and Judy Drew. Of special mention are vibrant oil paintings available by Australian art legend, David Boyd OAM (1924-2011) who comes from of Australia's most important and loved artistic dynasties. Another established artist with original art in the sale is former Archibald Prize winner, 66 year old Geoffrey Proud represented by quirky new new pastels attracting great savings. Legendary painter Pro Hart has on offer colourful outback stockyard scenes, a collectable dragonfly oil and tranquil billabong scenes. A collectable early charcoal portrait from the 1970’s by figurative painting Robert Dickerson is also attracting a saving. Canny collectors will also enjoy seeing a rare pencil portrait from 1963 by iconic Melbourne artist Mirka Mora. Recently arrived at Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, who are specialists in works by Norman Lindsay are striking original and facsimile etchings that include Lindsay’s best etching “Enter the Magicians” which rarely surfaces for sale. Popular local artist Denise Daffara, who shows exclusively at Tiffany Jones Fine Art is about to embark on an exciting new change of style in her work and so is offering fantastic savings, some up to half price, on some of her earlier works. 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. To enjoy all the colour and beauty, visit Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery at 138 Burnett St, Cnr Townsend Rd, Buderim. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10 am to 5pm. Closed from Sunday 23 December 2012 to Tuesday 1 January 2013, inclusive. Find out more at or phone 07-5450 1722. The gallery is also offering a special festive giveaway at: NoosaStyleLiving



Fresh on the block T

he ever-popular fun, flamboyant, figurative paintings of artist and long-time Sunshine Beach resident Sarah Thomas (formerly of "Discovery" and then the "Cooper Gallery" Hastings St) can now be found in her Editions Noosa Gallery on the pretty corner of Duke & Douglas Sts Sunshine Beach village just up from Costa Noosa cafe.

Sarah's vibrant & distinctive artwork melds beautifully with Katrina Cheval's The Cat & the Canary Vintage & Retro Collectables to make a visit to this new space a colourful, characterful feast for the eyes. Sarah's artwork has shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas but now most of her time is spent on private commissions and she is particularly sought after for her "family portraits". See her wonderful new website for more information



Power of synchronicity and individuality Award-winning artist Julia Carter has exhibited widely and her work is hung in many private and corporate collections around the world.


njoying an experimental approach, Julia Carter captures the natural world in breathtaking form weaving textures, symbols and vibrant colour in paintings that overflow with optimism, energy and a sense of celebration. They mirror her attitude to life. “I see connections in nature and my own experiences and love to explore the power of synchronicity and our individual purpose,” explains Julia. “My paintings are landscapes of the soul.” The artistic committee of the International Creative Energy Exhibition, Estense Castle, in Italy’s Ferrara, who invited her to take part, agreed citing “vitality, experimentation, multi-coloured yet harmonious pattern, freedom of thought, purity of expression and above all, the creative energy of life.” The prestigious exhibition opened many international opportunities for Julia including shows in London, Paris and Vienna, however inspired by the beautiful wildflowers of Western Australia, Julia’s recent solo exhibition in the idyllic winery region of the Margaret River was an outstanding success, as was her participation in the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong last October for which she has been reselected for next year.

‘Like a Dream’

Art for Life… Noosa Studio by Appointment 0414 638096 ‘Spectacular 1’ - Julia Carter


Julia has had a life-long obsession with making things, but it wasn’t until she was recovering from an accident she turned to painting. “I felt such a freedom, my cares disappeared and I lost myself in the beautiful colours and textures of the paint,” she describes preferring to mix mediums such as inks, acrylics oil pastels and charcoal, also collage such as skeleton leaves and text and embellishments such as metallic pigment, gold and silver leaf. “I explored many techniques and mediums, studied life drawing and attended workshops and really loved bringing together the many things I learnt. In many ways so many of my dreams or aspirations have already been fulfilled and so I often tell myself to be careful what you wish for. As the ramifications can be pretty challenging, but I know they are part of my personal growth. I definitely have goals and the next major one on my list is to exhibit in New York which I’m doing in March, with gallery representation at the Art Expo New York 2013, Hudson Pier. I’m really excited about the opportunity.” Julia’s goal long term is to have her work in medical ‘healing’ institutions around the world, where she can bring something positive and uplifting to those who need it. “Last year I painted a large triptych of the Western Australian wildflowers, called Eternity representing the spirit of love which never dies. From the beginning I knew it was destined for a special place and through some amazing connections it found its way in the foyer of the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. I feel completely humbled and grateful.” Julia’s work may be viewed at Gallery Beneath Mooloolaba, Main Street Gallery Montville, or at her Noosa studio. Discover more at or call 0414 638 096 NoosaStyleLiving


the last word


I think Noosa will always be a distinct area and if we can achieve the benefits of being part of a larger council without losing our identity, then that is the way to go

Deb Caruso

You like to ‘give back’ to the community. In what ways are you involved? With a heart in Noosa, being brought up in Brisbane and I assisted in the establishment the Reed Charity Foundation, work often pulling both ways, have you settled? been involved in the Mater Foundation, AEIOU and WWF, am In 2000, my dreams came true (in the short term as it currently on the Noosa Biosphere Social Board and in training to happened), when I worked for Maroochy Shire Council as go on air for the Noosa Community Radio ‘Voices of the marketing manager delivering events such as CHOGM, the Biosphere’ program plus I’ve signed up to support United inaugural PGA and the original Freedom Air Flights between the Synergies and partners in the delivery of the Noosa Community Sunshine Coast and New Zealand). Since then, I’ve lived in the Garden. Recently I was a judge for the Sunshine Coast Business region on and off and in between lived in Brisbane’s Teneriffe Excellence Awards. I loved meeting local businesses and while husband John worked for Triple M. Meanwhile before uncovering their success stories. Maximus (now aged 3½ was born, I was in corporate Being on the Biosphere Board I hope to engage with the communications with clients such as Brisbane International community in understanding the significance of being in a Airport, The Brisbane Festival, Universities Australia, Abigroup, Biosphere Reserve. It’s all about a healthy community and healthy Reed Property Group, Pauls Milk and National Earth Hour. environment and working together to promote harmony between people and nature through education, conservation and sustainable activities. It can be as simple as saying ‘hello’ to people you meet on the street, looking after each after as well as nature. It can also be quite complex. Some of our best local brains are working on research and development programs which are world-class and ensure the prosperity of future generations.

Deb Caruso The trickiest times however involved water. Working with the Mary Valley community running the community engagement for the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam, showed me what a strong sense of community was all about with a group of people whose way of life had been turned upside down yet they were open to a complete stranger trying to guide them through a formal bureaucratic process. Lucky for them the process worked, their voices were heard and the dam was refused. Some years later I was asked by Unitywater to assist with some issues management. I hadn’t returned to work at this stage after having Max but felt ready to dip my toe into the water again, so to speak. That was like swimming the English Channel with me staying on for 18 months to recover the brand, build trust with customers and the community and establish a communications team to educate and assist customers with areas of concern. A



better relationship was established but working 60 hours a week to meet all the community groups was exhausting. I’d enough and besides I was missing Max and John had a busy role as regional content director at ABC Coast FM. People may recall his seven years as the Sunshine Coast’s controversial and beloved JC from SeaFM’s Breakfast Show.

What do you think of deamalgamation? Is it possible to wind back the clock when so many dynamics have changed? There are so many conflicting views and sometimes it’s hard to get the full picture. I think Noosa will always be a distinct area and if we can achieve the benefits of being part of a larger council without losing our identity, then that is the way to go. Surely we are strong enough as a community to stand together and maintain our character. Sometimes you have to look at the motivations behind those who claim to ‘speak for us all’. Power can come at a price.

The plight of our koalas! What can we do? I’m horrified about the dwindling numbers of koalas in the Noosa National Park. Gosh it wasn’t that long ago when we’d see one in Hastings Street. I’m really surprised that there are no koalas where we live on acreage in very leafy Doonan. I’d love to introduce and care for koalas on our property. Of course, like any adoption there would need to be a qualification, a screening process and the koalas would require strong support for relocation. So why not use the locals as koala custodians? Life has its wake-up-and-live moments. What’s been yours? When I was struggling with the demands of Unitywater, a very close friend, who also had a 2 year old, was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was a big wake-up call. I quit work, took time to recover, reconnect and rediscover what was important to me. I wanted to also set a good example for Max and to show him that success is not measured in how much you get paid or how important your job is. I now work within my community, have a boutique PR business with my ‘boardroom’ overlooking the pool and some of my best work done under the swaying gums. I spend time at the beach, have rediscovered cooking and am establishing a herb and vegie garden – with Max as a willing assistant. By the way my girlfriend survived her mastectomy and chemo and we’re about to celebrate her 40th birthday!

Noosa STYLE - Summer 2012/2013  
Noosa STYLE - Summer 2012/2013  

Summer 2012/2013 edition of Noosa STYLE magazine