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Charles Heidsieck Dinner Love the way Embassy XO invite 'top shelf' winemakers and wine professionals to inform and entertain guests at their winemaker dinners. The recent Charles Heidsieck dinner was no exception, with head chef James Wu and his team offering guests breathtaking food matches to complement the amazing French Champagne House. Master of Wine, Ned Goodwin delighted Champagne lovers with his stories of adventures in Champagne, as well as the history behind the prestigious House. Guests were treated to four superb wines - the Brut Reserve NV, Brut Reserve 2005, Rosé NV and finishing with the Charles Heidsieck Rosé 2006.

NIFF Opening Premiere The 2nd annual Noosa International Film Festival went off with a bang! When directors, producers, small film makers - and film aficionados descended on Noosa en masse, to celebrate the creativity of Australian, international and local filmmakers. Opening night saw the Australian premiere of the 'real

Ladies who lunch… There are 'ladies who lunch' and there are 'ladies who lunch for a good cause', case in point, Santa's Classy Helpers. This fabulous group of ladies and their 'leader', Noosa Classy Lady's Lorraine Kenway - spend all year hosting Afternoon Teas, Lunches, Movie nights and the occasional dinner and Golf tournament, in



life' story of Yossi Ghinsberg and his journey out of the Amazon rainforest in the 70s. The film 'Jungle' featured a gut-wrenching performance by David Radcliffe (and anyone who still thinks of Daniel as Harry Potter - will be rethinking their preconceived ideas of his acting ability). Not sure if it's the picture I would have chosen to watch after indulging in cocktails, wine and tasty canapés - but it definitely had the audience gripped (and in some cases - covering their eyes!). A great night.

order to raise much-needed funds to support almost 300 local families in need. Their recent luncheon at Noosa Boathouse was a sensational day of fun, frivolity, and good food - as well as a chance for Lorraine to thank her supporters from the Noosa community at large. Guest speaker, Sandy Bolton opened our eyes to the plight of the homeless and disadvantaged, with her inspirational talk, which brought a tear to the eyes of many.

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NS “Aaah,.. Summer... that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore goods and crannies and make new friends.” Darell Hammond Lorraine Kenway, Sandy Bolton MP, Kaylene Murray

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Two inspiring ladies... Lorraine Kenway


For her selfless charity work every year with her charity “Santa’s Little Helpers” raising money for families in need at christmas. Her littler helpers and supporters this year will supply food, toys and essentials to around 300 local families. Sandy Bolton MP A big congratulations for becoming the Noosa Member of Parliament in the Queensland State Elections. Another tireless worker for the local electorate from her days as a local councillor to now representing us all in Brisbane. Proud member & supporter of Noosa events & festivals

Welcome to our sizzling Summer issue…


t's hard not to be excited…Summer is here, even if it rains - it is more exciting because they're summer storms - electricity courses through the air lending it's metallic aura to the heavy drops of liquid sunshine. People tend to find it fun to dodge the falling rain and jump the puddles, as steam rises from the roads. The beach looks more intense and the clouds add an air of artistic exuberance to the landscape. I actually like the occasional summer storm - maybe I'm just a little bit mad! This issue we bring you a glimpse into the life of Australia's award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett, as she talks to us about her eclectic acting choices, her husband and children - and how she manages to blend the two most important parts of her life together. Here is a strong woman, making strong decisions about her life and career. Mesmerising. Then we took an interesting detour to discuss life and work choices with some extremely interesting locals, including Peter Priest, whose amazing journey from his hometown of Noosa to the confronting vista of the Congo, for humanitarian and work makes fascinating.reading. We also introduce you to 'sea/tree changers' Peter and

Lydia, who have ventured from Brisbane to Doonan, to create a new life among the trees for their family, as well as showcasing their internationally-acclaimed German watch collections. This season our boutiques are showcasing the finest ensembles, shoes, handbags, separates and beachwear… sourced from local and international designers - just for you. With the gift giving season on-hand, it's the perfect time to visit our beautiful jewellers and art galleries to find that special present for the one you love. We have also sourced the best food and wines available for the party season, so whether you are dining at home, in one of our many fine restaurants - or entertaining friends and family over the summer season, be sure to check out our wonderful recipes and local producers for inspiration and products. We wish all our loyal readers, and wonderfully supportive advertisers and contributors, family and friends - a splendid Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year.

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Noosa Junction Things are changing…for the better - in the friendly shopping precinct of Noosa Junction Peregian Beach A great little community, full of food, fun and great stores to amble through the village life Dining, recipes & great eating spots Our best dining and cocktail picks Sunshine Beach Food, fun, beach & coffee Wine, Beer, Spirits & Liqueurs Fabulous beverages to savour this season Maleny & Montville A country experience up the hill Homes, Design, Furniture & Landscaping Decorate and rejuvenate your home Art & Galleries The very talented artisans in our midst Live Theatre & Shows Great new live shows and musicals Travel Destinations to whet your appetite Events Summer events not to miss around Noosa


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ne of the finest actresses of her generation, Cate Blanchett has exhausted practically every film genre. Her repertoire includes serious dramas (Carol, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Talented Mr. Ripley), fantasy films (Cinderella, Lord of the Rings), and comedies (Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won an Oscar). But as her eldest son Dashiell pointed out to her, she's never appeared in a Hollywood superhero blockbuster… until, that is, her recent turn as Hela, a gothic goddess of death who manages to crush Thor's hammer with one hand, in the box office stomper Thor: Ragnarok.

“It's a new kind of film for me and I was very curious to be part of that world,” she begins.“For years, my son Dashiell has kept asking me, ‘When are you going to do a blockbuster?’. He's probably more knowledgeable about my career than I am,” she muses. Not that the luminous 48-year-old’s CV is lacking in epic movies, but there is arguably something a bit special about the current crop of superhero extravaganzas that audiences are being treated to, not to mention the specific honour of being the first female villain in the Marvel film universe. “There had been many female villains in the comic books but they were a little late in getting around to including one in the films,” says Blanchett with a knowing look. “I’m glad that’s been corrected!” Indeed, the actress has always been rather frank about her views on female equality, speaking out about the gender pay gap, and her suggestion we stop referring to women-led films as ‘female

projects’. She has also played more than her fair share of bloodyminded heroines who more than hold their own in the company of men, and yet Blanchett has always maintained she is not a fan of ‘agitprop theatre’ and is quick to clarify that when she chooses to take on a role it’s for her own fulfilment as an artist, over any real political agenda. So what inspires her to keep taking on such challenging and diverse parts? “I like the unknown factor when it comes to choosing a role or a project,” she offers.“I'll usually turn it down if I find the character too predictable or I feel like I've been there before. “That's why I agreed to play Bob Dylan (in Todd Haynes’s I'm Not There) or the part of Carol,” she explains. “Not only is there some risk involved but there's also this excitement that comes from exploring new territory, and I love to surprise myself.” Apart from making life miserable for Thor, the Melbourne-born Blanchett has also been indulging her angsty, indie film tastes in the recent Manifesto, an experimental art house film that appeared at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and her comedic side in Ocean's 8, the all-female cinematic riff on the Ocean's 11 film which is set for release in 2018. continues next pages



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Currently, she and her screenwriter husband of 20 years, fellow Aussie Andrew Upton, 51, live in New York together with their four children: sons to R: OR: RAGNAROK..L Marvel Studios' TH Dashiell, 16, (Cate la He d an n) ba Skurge (Karl Ur Roman, 13, and Frame..©Marvel Blanchett)..Ph: Film Ignatius, nine, Studios 2017 and their twoyear-old adopted and daughter, Edith. famously offbeat fashion sense, And it’s certainly impressive how she manages to Blanchett was never going to blend maintain both her professional and in with the crowd. personal life with such apparent ease and grace: “When my three boys were But perhaps that’s the point. Her younger, I did take more time off to be ability to be both present and with them. That's also why I enjoyed aloof, passionate with a touch of working at the Sydney Theatre Company coolness and that devil-may-care for several years because I didn't have to attitude in the face of scrutiny, are get on a plane and disrupt my family life precisely why we are so as much,” says Blanchett. “During that fascinated by her. period, I rarely made more than one film a year because I was so involved in the theatre.” One way in which she keeps her life uncomplicated is by extricating herself from the celebrity media circus, an omission that is hardly surprising given the brevity with which she approaches her art. “I don't pay attention to it,” she says matter-of-factly. “I'm busy with my life with my husband and our four children and with my work. I don't get involved in that other side of things and that's why I'm not part of social media and I try to stay as removed from the interest the public might have in my life.” Still, it’s hard to go entirely under the radar when you are one of the world’s most-celebrated actresses, and at 1.7m in height with her almost ethereal looks




On social media “I think the recognition is important as long as you don't let yourself get too carried away by it.You need to keep your feet on the ground even though the attention can be flattering. No one is immune to praise but in this business it can be a tricky thing to handle. That's one of the reasons I hate Twitter and selfies. “Using social media in that way can be huge source of rivalry and jealousy amongst friends and when you're taking selfies it's a way of seeing how much people like you. Social media can be a great way to communicate and connect with other people, but I think selfies and Twitter are often used in an exhibitionist way which isn't healthy, particularly for younger people.”

On painting & art “I like collecting art now. But I still enjoy all the visual arts, painting, architecture. I think if I hadn't become an actress I would have tried to pursue a career as an artist or writer.”

On always offering a sense of style… “My mother and grandmother have been my inspirations in terms of their sense of selfrespect and independence. And that was reflected in how they dressed and that had a big impact on me. I remember whenever I've been to Italy for example I've noticed how well women dress in cities like Rome, for example. It seems that elegance and good taste run in their DNA.”




The changing face of Noosa Junction... New store openings were all the rage in Noosa Junction in December....

Askew This gorgeous treasure trove of delights opened on a wet and windy night, but no-one cared, as they sipped their wine, nibbled on goodies - and of course, checked names off their Christmas present lists. Owners Annette and Paul were over the moon with the reception their new location in the Junction elicited from guests. Abby Rose Another new face in Noosa Junction is Abby Rose, whose new boutique opened amidst a flurry of balloons and excited well- wishers. The Noosabased handmade bikini designer was thrilled with the amount of people who found her boutique in Arcadia Street just in time for the Summer holidays. Travelling Kimono Forget the 'Travelling Pants' the Travelling Kimono has taken up residence in The Pavilion in Noosa Junction. Opening night the boutique was filled to capacity with other new traders within the centre, and well-wishers all eager to welcome Janelle and Tara, and check out the fashion. Guests were treated to a table of temptations to enjoy with their Moscato or Bondi Espresso Martini jars.

Noosa Amore! Gelato opens at Noosa Marina... Sunshine Butterflies had such a great time testing out all the gelato at Noosa Amore! Being the first customers the group tested every flavour and didn’t stop until they were completely sure they were all perfect...





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the finer things in Life Poeta prides itself in sourcing some of the world’s finest natural gems cut by German Masters with roots dating back to the 1840’s.


hese natural precious and semi-precious stones are available in a myriad of choice from the unique copper tourmaline from Brazil, aquamarines from the famous Santa Maria mine, Colombian emeralds, Burmese rubies and sapphires from Ceylon and Kashmir. Their presence and substance is captured perfectly by Gordon Herford, who creates designs that impart a sense of energy and joy to the wearer. Gordon Herford poeta - Hastings St Noosa


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olex is introducing a new model in its Cellini collection, the Cellini Moonphase, featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle. The 39 mm Cellini Moonphase is offered in 18 ct Everose gold. The Cellini Moonphase has a white lacquer dial with a blue enamelled disc at 6 o’clock showing the full moon and the new moon, the former depicted by a meteorite applique and the latter by a silver ring. The moonphase is read via the indicator set at 12 o’clock on the subdial, as the full moon and new moon rotate through the lunar cycle. The Cellini Moonphase also displays the date around the circumference of the dial, via a centre hand with a crescent moon at its tip. This new model is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement entirely manufactured by Rolex, whose patented moonphase module is astronomically accurate for 122 years. The Cellini Moonphase is fitted on a brown alligator leather strap with a folding Crownclasp in 18 ct Everose gold, a first for a Cellini model. Available at Langfords, Brisbane or online at

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Create your imagination at Laurisha Jewellery, Montville. Specialising in bespoke diamond jewellery and remodelling.

The real original Sinn - Technical wonders Independent German watch brand, Sinn, is now available in Noosa at the Coast’s new “candy store for men” - Define Watches. As manufacturer of the ultimate toys for boys, Sinn is quickly becoming one of the hottest tips around for watch collectors and enthusiasts. Sinn leads the way in German watch design and manufacturing. In fact, the company holds several patents for watch technologies such as ARDehumidification technology, DIAPAL lubrication-free escapement and Tegiment steel hardening. A little known fact is that the

company also produces watch cases and parts for some of the world’s leading brands including A. Lange & Sohne, Hentschel and Original Glashuette and is closely linked with the German Aviation Standards Institute to establish benchmark regulations for instrument watches - Sinn was actually asked to develop the world’s first standard benchmark for aviation watches, now known as TESTAF. If you love your mechanical technology as much as your timepieces then Sinn has to be on your radar. The only real problem with Sinn watches is narrowing the choice and deciding when it’s time to add the next piece to your collection. Define Watches Quamby Place Noosa

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Lisa Brown Summer '17 ......epitomises the eclectic, individual , boho chic styling that has always been the hallmark of Lisa Brown! The beautiful silk cottons, embroidered laces, sandwashed silks and organically textured linens are transposed into her signature designs that are both feminine and feel as beautiful on the skin as they look on the body. From humble beginnings Lisa's passionate hobby and creative flair has blossomed into the Gold Coast based designer creating a fabulous fashion collection that appeals to real women who dress to reflect their own unique individuality and style. Still designed and manufactured totally in Australia and available exclusively at BELLISSIMA!



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. . . e v o m y l e m i t A Story: Nicole Madigan

Growing up on opposite sides of the world, it was a mutual love affair with watches that brought Peter Petzold and Dr Lydia Dalle Nogare together, eventually leading to the creation of Noosa’s iconic time-piece boutique, Define Watches.


uring his early years near Frankfurt in Germany, Peter was introduced to the watch world at a young age by his father, an avid collector of time-pieces and board instruments. His first watch was an Omega from the 1960s, a gift from his father at age 9. Back in Newcastle, Australia, Lydia was also becoming enamoured with the watch and jewellery world, attending the Vicenza Oro

Fair held at her father’s Italian home town - as a young girl. Lydia received her first watch at 11, a small marquisate watch, given to her by her grandmother. After meeting by chance some 20 years ago while holidaying in



Asia, the pair quickly discovered their shared passion and before long, joined forces to become suppliers to some of the biggest the Swiss and German watch brands, mainly in the field of marketing, PR and product enhancement. “Moving from being a supplier to a dedicated watch importer and specialist was, in a way, a natural progression when we relocated from Germany to Australia 9 years ago,” says Lydia. The business began its life in Brisbane in 2009, before the couple packed up and moved to the Sunshine Coast, along with their four sons and much-loved dog Amy. “Brisbane was a good hub for national and international travellers and it made sense during the start-up years to be in a capital city along the east coast.” While the Brisbane base served its purpose, relocating to Noosa was always part of their long term business plan.

“Noosa is the perfect location for Define Watches, offering the ideal mix of business innovation, boutique retail/ser vice and luxur y lifestyle – presented in a relaxed, informal environment. “In terms of lifestyle, we come into our shop on Quamby Place and look out at the gorgeous ocean inlet each day with the wonderful smell of the local restaurants wafting our way – not bad for a day at the office.” For the family though, the decision was made to build their life a little further out, choosing Doonan as the location to create their dream

Lydia Dalle Nogare & ever present companion Amy

Peter and Dr Lydia Dalle Nogare

Specialising in only the finest handcrafted jewellery & clothing home. “We both love the buzz of a city but also appreciate the tranquillity of living in less urban areas,” says Lydia. “The Sunshine Coast has it all and Doonan is perfectly situated to allow us to make the most of the coast and the hinterland.” Engaging a local builder and tradespeople, the couple set about creating an environmentally friendly, German inspired home. “We like the idea of living off-grid as much as possible and have incorporated solar power, water tanks and other thermal materials to optimise efficiencies and reduce our footprint on the environment. “We tried to build a home that would be simple to upkeep and retain its appeal over time. “Simple lines, functional efficiency and minimalism guided the design – very German in that sense.” The couple’s four sons have also taken an interest in the family passion, often coming into the store to participate.

“Even our gorgeous dog Amy joins us each day at the office.” With Peter a true watch aficionado, and Lydia’s background in business development, the pair have successfully created a life of balance and shared passions - both at home and at work. “Our passion and knowledge come together in perfect synergy to form the backbone of our business,” says Lydia. “Everyone’s business goal is to be successful but what really drives us is the opportunity to work closely with highly skilled watchmakers to bring something truly unique to Australian watch lovers. “Our goal is to offer something unique.”

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A few fabulous tips for your summer skincare…


our skin is a highly complex functioning organ that reflects your total health and wellbeing. One of functions of your skin is to regulate heat via body temperature, adjusting blood flow and sweat production accordingly so as to maintain the body’s optimal temperature (around 37 degrees Celsius). So if clear skin and a glowing complexion is something that you desire, you can imagine how important it is to support the natural function of your skin before and after your workout, so that your body can eliminate sweat easily and be hydrated and nourished with plant extracts that are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. How do you do this? 1: Choose natural plant based products, like AEOS, that encourage the skin to absorb the nutrient-dense plant oils within each product, whilst allowing the skin to excrete the urea, uric acid, ammonia and lactic acid in the form of sweat when you workout. 2: Effective daily cleansing with natural and organic products help to dissolve everyday dirt, grime, makeup and excess sebum (oil), whilst also helping to unblock clogged pores. 3: Weekly exfoliation with natural and organic products that are gentle on the skin. Extreme exfoliation methods expose under layers of immature cells, which have not completed their growth and journey to the outer layer. Due to these layers not being fully mature they are therefore far more vulnerable to damage from external pollutants and the sun, one of the major factors in ageing and dry skin. Extreme exfoliation can lead to redness and irritation of the skin. This is why the AEOS exfoliant is mild, offering the possibility to gently ‘polish’



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the outer layer of the skin, encouraging the skin’s natural renewal process, whilst delivering hydration. Why natural? Some skincare products can do more harm than good, by disrupting the delicate moisture and pH balance of your skin, resulting in redness, irritation, dehydration and premature ageing of the skin. This is why it is so important to read the full list of ingredients of all your personal care, skincare and cosmetics products. So that you can be sure of their integrity of ingredients. Leading skincare expert and distributor of AEOS, Samantha Sargent gives us the right tools for summer. For more information visit





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ince its inception almost 27 years ago, the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing has been a gathering of and competition for longboarders.The very finest longboarders from across the planet descend upon Noosa for the festival’s ‘8 Days of Pure Stoke’, with elite pro events including the Logger, Noserider and Old Mal classes. Age divisions span some 60 years of competitive surfers, from the Junior Girls’ Under 15s to the Over 70, and the festival prides itself on being an all-inclusive, family-friendly festival of stoke, camaraderie and excellent surfing. In 2018, the festival will take a step back to these roots, reinventing some existing surfing divisions and proudly launching the inaugural LadyLogger division – an all-girls interpretation of the world-renowned and much-loved Logger Pro. Even dogs get to ‘walk the plank’, with VetShop Australia’s Surfing Dog Championships returning for the sixth consecutive year in 2018. The shores of Noosa’s Main Beach are jam-packed each year as visitors from far and wide come to witness the hydro-hounds and their surfing antics, and the phenomenally popular, much-loved event is watched all around the world by hundreds of

thousands of online viewers. The spectacular festival venue of Noosa’s First Point has been a bedrock of global longboarding for more than 50 years, and the festival upholds that reputation, as the largest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers, with the over 900 entrants spanning some 70 years of age and representing almost 20 nations and regions worldwide. 2018 will see a return of focus to what has always been the festival’s primary inspiration: that simple love of longboarding. The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing takes place March 10-17 2018, with a wealth of action in the water all day, every day, and entertainment under the stunning Laguna Bay sunsets each and every evening. For more information on the Noosa Festival of Surfing, please visit:

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Standing the test of time... In a time where fast fashion is at the forefront and so easily accessible, it’s refreshing to come across designers who are focused on slowing this process down - and creating lasting pieces to be treasured as opposed to disposable fashion.


Aces High ring, First to Speak earrings, Wanderlust Cuff Crystal.



tarting out as a passionate 15 year old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, it wasn’t until Adrienne Luxton, the Owner and Designer behind Ajie, moved to Noosa in 2004, that the self-taught designers' dream of starting a jewellery label became a reality. With Adrienne’s designs being featured throughout publications such as Cleo, Cosmopolitan and Who magazines, as well as on the runway at the first Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival in 2008. For Adrienne, moving towards ethical sourcing of components, and creating pieces that will last the test of time, is a major drive and point of difference for her jewellery and homewares label. Ajie jewels are stunning and uniquely distinct in their design. Each piece has been individually handcrafted by Adrienne with these things in mind. The textural components used in her designs range from mixed metals, crystal, shells and earthstones, to fabrics, timber and resin - and are ethically sourced from around the globe. The jewels and homewares are designed to make a statement, with the focus on slow, high quality designs that feature oversized cocktail rings and earrings, neckpieces and wrist wear. After taking a large break to focus on family, it’s exciting to have Adrienne’s designs back on the radar and looking even better than ever.

Romantically Challenged By: Sami Lukis Published by: Viking RRP $32.99 The road to love is paved with dating disasters‌and here, one of Australia's favourite personalities opens-up about, the ups, downs and in betweens of three decades of frog kissing - in this hilarious, engaging and delightfully honest book. Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality!), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside form a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part of 30 years. It's not like she hasn't tried - she's given it a bloody good go. Now you can read all about it!

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NS Sweat for your skin… We know that sweating is our body’s way of keeping cool but turns out there are other health benefits that sweating brings. "Exercise increases the level of endorphins (feel-good) hormones released in our body," says Samantha. “Whereas, the 'stress hormone’, cortisol, contributes to the breakdown of collagen in our skin, so when endorphins are released in our body and cortisol levels are lowered, we are helping to reduce the appearance of premature ageing and Samantha suggests using AEOS’ gentle cleansing lotion (pink), post work-out to ensure clean and hydrated skin. RRP $ 84.80 For more information visit:

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Giselle Eve is the CEO of the worldrenowned Living Valley Health Retreat, situated in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland. Her parents established Living Valley in 1990, so Giselle has lived and breathed a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Being a mum of 3 and running the retreat with over 55 staff, Giselle knows too well that the stresses of life can take their toll on our skin and speed up the ageing process.


Live Fearlessly Eau de Parfum Every day, you show the world how fearless you are. Confidently embracing life and all its possibilities. Always staying true to yourself and what you believe in. Celebrate your fearlessness. See the beauty in your strength. Mary Kay's new fragrance Live Fearlessly allows you to exude unmistakable confidence, with top notes of ginger,Italian bergamot and lush petals. Mid notes of bold rose, lily of the valley and orchid; and bottom notes of roasted tonk a bean, cedar wood, sandalwood and vanilla musk. Available online: 50ml RRP $62.00

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Ear th, fire, water and air… According to the ancient Spaniards, the world was composed of four basic elements: earth, fire, water and air. These elements were considered critical energy forces that manifested and sustained physical life in the universe. As a creation of the material realm, the human body was also believed to be governed by these elements on a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional level. Each product in the range is available singularly ($56 – $87 RRP), or in a full size pack ($279 RRP) and a trial/travel pack ($79 RRP) via the online store.

Happy Walking… In today’s trend-driven culture, it’s safe to say that many Australians often choose fashion over fit when it comes to their footwear. Ideal for men, women and children alike, Blister Balm’s unique waxy formulation is applied to high-friction areas of the feet, such as toes, heels, instep and outstep, in order to ease discomfort, protect from infection, and repair skin. Best used as a preventative measure as soon as - or prior to skin sensitivity occurring, Blister Balm’s unique formulation of bees wax, mango butter and isopropyl myristate serves as a protective emollient, nourishing and hydrating skin, while acting as a comfortable intermediary barrier between the shoe and affected area. Available nationally. For stockists visit: RRP $13.00



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From one extreme to the other... Story: Nicole Madigan

Growing up surrounded by jewellers and jewellery, there was every chance Peter Priest was going to make his mark in the industry... despite an early lack of interest. 28


from Noosa to the Congo...


''I’ve always been around jewellery, as (my parents), Charles and Ingrid bought into the family business before I was born, so I literally grew up at the jewellery shop in Gunnedah,” says Mr Priest. The business has been running for over 70 years, and the family decided to relocate from the small rural town to the Sunshine Coast, before the words 'Sea Change' had become part of our modern vocabulary. Since then, Noosa Village Jewellers has become somewhat of an Noosa icon, having been based in the beach-side city now for over 22 years. Still, a young Peter Priest was yet to develop an interest in jewellery and did his own thing for more than ten years following the end of secondary school. The turning point came in 2015, when Mr Priest was on a trip to Queenstown. “I met expat South African, Craig Miller who established the Passion8 Diamond Brand and thus began my fascination and passion for diamonds,” he says. “I really never saw myself coming back into the family business. Of course I always had a view to keeping it going, considering it was established by my Grandfather, Alexander Priest in 1946 on his return from Changi Prison after WW2.

“It hit home when I began to appreciate the supply chain of the precious gems, particularly diamonds, finally I saw a way that I could combine my humanitarian work with the family business, which was basically me coming full circle.” Peter’s first brush with the Congo was in 2008 at the World Peace Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he met Aloise Makoule Goma, an African man from the Republic of Congo. “The Republic of Congo is a wholly separate country from the Democratic

Republic of Congo, separated only by the great Congo River, the most powerful river in the world. “Aloise and I were both speakers for our respective countries at the Congress." “I met Aloise because he had his bag stolen at the airport, spoke little English, and thus was left without his passport and other essentials; little did I know that on taking him under my wing - this would begin a direction which would shape the rest of my life.” As fate would have it, a close friend of Peter reached out to him, six months before she passed away - another moment in time that would change the course of his life. continues next pages...

Far from the Congo... enjoying time with fiance Kristy on the Noosa River

NS continued from previous page “The last thing she did for me was offer me a gift in the form of an introduction to my colleague Randy, who served in the White House in both the Bush and Obama administrations. “Randy had Presidential contacts in the Congo, who were looking to foster Western business, so in March this year, I took my first trip to the mighty Congo. “I met all the VIP's and was treated with great respect by the country. “I think the business highlight so far - has been signing an exclusive option, which has been signed off by the Ministry of Justice for 800 square kilometres of pristine mining land in the Sankuru region of DRC.” But while there are indeed financial and business gains to be made through diamond mining, Peter’s motivation lies within his humanitarian work. “Sure money is important, but if it was just about the diamonds and the mining I wouldn't be in Congo, there are far easier and safer ways to make money. “The loss I have experienced in my life has really created an indelible sense of human value, particularly for children, given their innocence. “In looking at the diamond supply chain, the Kimberly Process which has done much to ensure that diamonds are conflict free, has done nothing to address the slave labor conditions experienced by the Congolese people. “They may be on $1 USD a day for digging in the hot sun for what could amount to a million dollar haul. For me this inequity is unacceptable.” Peter says a certified supply chain must be established in the Congo, protected by state-of-the-art, block-chain technology for

transparency - to ensure miners and their families earn a fair and equitable minimum wage. “By cutting the fat out of the supply chain of middle parties that neither produce or cut the diamond, we are able to redistribute this wealth back towards the people who really have earned it.” So far, Peter has been on three trips to the Congo totalling four months of work, and holds a 12 month Business Visa and a residency. He’s also been invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Congo to become an Honorary Consul between DRC and Australia. Next year, he hopes to bring several Kimberly Certified 10 carat stones back via Dubai to have cut in Australia.

“This would be a real testament to our success as a family jeweller in the international market.” “This would be a real testament to our success as a family jeweller in the international market.” While Peter grew up in Noosa, his return to the city he loves after his visit to the Congo was shell-shocking. “It was very difficult when I first arrived back in Noosa, coming from such hardship to such a paradise really rocked me. “When I return now, I'm used to it, but it’s given me a far greater appreciation for Noosa - and especially of all things real coffee, which is impossible to find in the Congo. “ I wish everyone could experience what I've seen - as the blessing is, that with the small problems we have in Australia, I can always keep in perspective the hardships of Central Africa. “Life has become easier and more manageable here as a result of this new insight.” When he is at home, Peter can most often be found at home on his computer or phone. “But in my spare time I really just enjoy a cold craft beer and spending time with my fiancee Kristy Elle chatting with friends over a coffee in the relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere of Hastings Street. “I still come into our jewellers three days a week, to make sure I'm still able to contribute and stay abreast of what’s happening. Otherwise you'll find me climbing Cooroora (Mr Pomona), or walking my slightly 'flighty' labrador Barley along the Noosa River. Life is always perfect in Noosa.”

Peter Priest has also been invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Congo to become an Honorary Consul between DRC and Australia.






FASHION When Natalie Hanley approached her mum to help her launch a fashion boutique back in 1997, Lorelei Bedford only ever intended to assist in the setup. Her true love, after all, was ceramics...


ut 20 years, three boutiques and an online store later, the mother/daughter duo at the helm of high-fashion label Zambezee are still going strong. The pair’s interest in fashion goes back to Ms Haney’s childhood when she would pour over magazine fashion pages, in awe of the design and glamour coming off the international runways. “Mum always had an amazing sense of style and a keen eye and was a very accomplished ceramic artist, so I was lucky to be surrounded by inspiration. “Mum was always more interested in fabrics and the techniques of dressmaking rather than fashion which has really helped shape what Zambezee is today as we have a huge focus on simplicity and quality.” Ms Hanley’s entry into the fashion industry was at Robyn’s fashion boutique in Mooloolaba, where her enthusiasm for the industry was most welcome. It was when one of Robyn’s three stores went onto the market that Zambezee was born. “When one of the locations went on the market right as I was finishing high school I convinced mum to become my business partner in what is now Zambezee today 20 years later. “She only ever intended to help me get the business started and then get back to her first love, ceramics, but the business grew rapidly and offered more to her both mentally and artistically then she expected and of course the chance to keep working together which we loved.”

“One of the most exciting changes to the business has been launching the online business five years ago which has made Zambezee available worldwide, and to our international clients long after their holiday finished on the Sunshine Coast.” For Ms Hanley, running a high fashion operation is a dream come true, but it’s about more than simply fashion. “It has been an amazing gift really, we have got to spend 20 years together working side by side and embracing opportunities like travel that have taken us to the fashion capitals of the world,” says Ms Hanley. “And the quality time raising my three boys and taking them along on this journey just would not have happened had we not embarked on this adventure together. “We have really walked the path together through growing the business, but as the business has grown our roles have separated by necessity somewhat. “However to this day we still do all the buying and travelling together, which is still one of our favourite things.” And of course, there’s the joy of working in one of Australia’s most iconic cities.

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Ms Hanley says both mother and daughter are passionate about the way fashion can impact how someone feels. “I love nothing more than seeing someone walk out of one of our Boutiques walking taller and smiling broader than when they walked in because they have found a look that enhances them and the way they feel.” Upon the launch of the business, the goal was simply to provide fashion that complimented the local lifestyle, but could also be taken globally. “Having our first boutique together was a monumental moment and one which we never really looked beyond at first,” says Ms Hanley. “We certainly could never have imagined growing the business to what is now, with 3 Boutiques and our online business, when we were back in our little Mooloolaba beachside boutique in 1997.” While the Mooloolaba boutique still exists, the pair have since opened two boutiques in Noosa. “The Sunshine Coast has such an eclectic mix of both locals and tourists which keeps business moving all year round. “The Boutiques have prime locations in amongst everything that is happening with stunning outlooks to the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.



LEFT: Mother & daughter team -Natalie Hanley & Lorelei Bedford of Zambezee fame.

zambezee “Noosa is a rare gem as it has become an absolute icon yet has kept its natural beauty and is such a unique, lovely place to visit or live. “It is never lost on me how beautiful Main beach or Hasting St is on sunset when all the lights come on and you hear the local music coming from restaurants and cafes and the sound of people laughing and enjoying life fills the street.

“The Sunshine Coast definitely embraces cooler fabrics and a more relaxed approach but still favours, without a doubt, a very stylish look.”

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RIGHT: Annika dress Terracotta 100% cotton with pockets $99.00 available at Heartfelt, Noosaville

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n w o s ’ a s o o N ady... Classy L The life of leisure and lattes awaited Lorraine Kenway when she retired to Noosa 21 years ago, but a tranquil lifestyle wasn’t for this powerhouse. Within six months she was bored and looking for a new direction. So, to fulfill a lifelong dream and create the challenge she desired she opened her first boutique, ‘Noosa’s Classy Lady’ on Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.


his summer Lorraine celebrates 21 years in the retail business and in that time she has done anything but rest on her laurels. Over the last two decades, ‘Noosa’s Classy Lady’ has gone from strength to strength and a second shop,‘Classy Lady on Gibson’ opened in 2015. The latest boutique specialises in swim and resort wear as well as homewares, furniture, and gifts. Both stores are open seven days a week and when Lorraine isn’t onsite serving her loyal customers she is out, buying international and local labels to keep the offer current. As if that wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy, Lorraine also works tirelessly on her charity ‘Santa’s Classy Helpers’. Her year-round



fundraising efforts spend each month sourcing supplies, clothing, and gifts and then at Christmas, care packages are distributed to 300 local struggling families. This continued charity work and commitment to the Noosa community, combined with her dynamic personality have cemented Lorraine Kenway the title of Noosa’s own ‘Classy Lady’. We asked Loraine to give Noosa Style the insider tips on swim and resort fashions for the summer and find out, who is the classy lady customer? ‘Our customers are a 50/50 split between locals and tourists and they are very loyal. Our local ladies come in often for a chat and a browse, to see what new pieces I have in. I change the stock on a regular basis to keep the store fresh and exciting. I have a regular tourist trade as well, with many of my ladies coming in every time they come to Noosa for a holiday. I even have clients from Melbourne and Sydney that phone in an order before they arrive and then collect their shopping before they check in!’ ‘This summer one of our biggest selling collections are from European swim and resort label, SUNFLAIR®. The collections cater for our customers who tend to be in the 30 plus age bracket, that want a good fit but to still look stylish and fashionable. SUNFLAIR® has a great range of sizes, styles, and shapes to suit every woman, at every time in her life. As well as swimwear there are mix and match dresses, kaftans and skirts, great easy to pack cruise wear pieces. One of the most popular designs are the multi-style skirts which can be worn long or short, as a dress or even a wrap. A great versatile piece especially when you have to pack light. The big trends to look out for this summer are vibrant and exotic prints, with tropical or tribal influences,’ said Lorraine. So, if you get the chance, pop in a say hello to Lorraine and her team and support a local, independent business. Plus you can shop for complete and stunning outfits that will take you from Noosa main beach to sipping cocktails on Hastings street. Noosa Classy Lady 199 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Classy Lady on Gibson 11 Gibson Road Noosaville Tel: 07 5449 7599.

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arly school pickup, hockey practice, dance lessons and the upcoming Christmas school holidays…kids have a lot of places to be. For working single parent Simon Bishop, racing around trying to get his nine-year-old daughter to each place made it impossible to be everywhere at once. So, he developed an app to improve the lives of parents who were similarly overwhelmed, offering parents and their trusted network of family and friends the ability to arrange pickups, drop offs and temporary care of their children through one streamlined social platform called The Hug App. Available nationally and free to download and use, The Hug App is a secure, private online community that connects parents, family members and friends in need of transport or care for their little ones. Whether its team sports, a school concert or after school pickup, the app allows users to group family and friends into any group, or event type their child is involved in, before submitting a request. The service is a complete end-to-end platform and once a parent signs up, they need only set up their profile and their child’s profile with basic information like their home and school locations. Being the first of its kind in Australia, The Hug App puts an end to the worry of whether a parent’s child has been collected safely, with geo-location abilities enabling users to share and see where their children are at any time, and multi-



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layered security ensuring parents are only able to connect with their network of trusted contacts. With instant response and notification technologies on Android and iOS mobile operating systems, users can also communicate and support other families and friends by offering assistance. “As a single working parent, I share custody of my nine-yearold daughter - and found it increasingly difficult to manage the daily responsibilities of transport and care for her,” said Founder of The Hug App, Simon Bishop. “I always felt guilty for asking the same people and like most parents, would rely on the same friends and family members to help out when they could. I got fed up with the unnecessary pressure I put on them, and after searching the globe for an app that could solve my requirements, I designed one myself.” Providing an intuitive and user-friendly experience, The Hug App allows users to show their appreciation through a collection of animated ‘Bailey Bears’, named after Simon’s daughter. “The Hug App is a technology platform that solves all the issues parents face around family management, by providing forward planning that is safe, easy to use, and allows you to expand your network of carers. There is no greater peace of mind than knowing your child is in safe hands with people you know and trust,” said Simon. For more information go to An audio-visual introduction to the App can be found here, as well as a video on the safety, trust and security of the App.

Cute Cakes for Kids By: Karen Hardie Published by: New RRP $24.99 This collectable cake cookbook is a showstopping collection of birthday cake inspiration for children's birthday parties, that you will be referring to year after year. Professional cake decorator, Karen Hardie draws on her experience and know-how as a cake decorating master and instructor, to guide readers through the basic skills required to create simple birthday cake masterpieces, as well as challenging the more experienced cake creators with beautiful and unique works of art.

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The Healthy Mummy CHRISTMAS & ENTERTAINING COOKBOOK By: Rhian Allen RRP $49.95 When the silly season rolls around, many people are left wondering how to stick to their healthy eating plan. Temptation abounds, and nobody wants to feel that they are missing out on the fun. Thanks to The Healthy Mummy, you can enjoy the festive meals and treats you know and love, all while keeping your weight loss goals in check. The Healthy Mummy Christmas & Entertaining Cookbook is packed with over 150 recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. Designed by nutritionists, there are breakfast recipes to feed a crowd like Coconut French Toast; breezy barbecue ideas like Lamb with Asparagus and Feta; tips for roasting a whole fish with our Snapper with Tahini Sauce; along with a stack of side dishes, salads, cocktails and mocktails to keep everyone happy. Rhian Allen, Founder and CEO of The Healthy Mummy said: ‘We wanted to give people everything they needed to host Christmas in an easy-tofollow format, to ensure that the festive season doesn’t signify the undoing of all their hard work to lose weight.’ With festive meal plans to suit all styles and budgets, plus tips for reducing stress and beating the bloat – this book has you covered no matter what your plans are. NoosaStyleLiving


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GINGER FLOWER & FOOD FESTIVAL When: 19th - 21st January Web: Once again Buderim Ginger Factory will come alive with its fabulous array of flowering ginger plants, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and of course, the ginger scones. There will be exciting chefs, authors, natural health professionals, and gardeners on-hand to take you through the ins-and-outs of ginger, amidst the riot of colours.

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When: 21st January Web: With the closing of 2017, it is now time for potential brides to start planning their 2018 nuptials. Where better to access the latest news and trends on the wedding scene that at this sparkling showcase. Check out the wedding cakes, transport, latest in gown designs, floral arrangements and dining options.

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hat’s not to love about Noosa Marina, having been established for over 20 years, and comprising of many great speciality shops, unique restaurants, casual eating places, Sunday markets and live entertainment.

So many changes are taking place at the always exciting Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Then we have a diverse range of river cruise and boating activities, from This tourist mecca offers visitors a unique dining and shopping ferry trips to and from Hastings St, Eco adventure cruises, dinner cruises, experience, enhanced by a stunning location easily accessed by car, Sunset cruises, self-drive boat hire and off shore fishing tours. or you can take the leisurely alternative, and board Noosa Still not enough?the We also host a dayRiver spa, whichFerry can take care of all your beauty needs, hair removal, manicure. from the dock below Sofitel Noosa in Hastings Street. Themassage ferryandservice We also have times two hair dressing to choose from, offering all your ferries passengers up and down the river several a daysalons and offers hair dressing needs. visitors and locals a perfect way to take in the water Noosawonderful Marina sit on a river and notviews just any river arguably one of the before they reach their destination. most picturesque in Australia. With abundant bird life, fish species, and


oosa Marina is a definite 'must visit' destination, with its 40 berth marina boasting seven restaurants (and a cruising one as well), and 14 speciality shops, and a brand new Italian gelato shop, Noosa Amore. There is so much to see and the choice of dining venues can be as simple, or as up-market as your whim dictates. From the ever popular fish and chips that can be enjoyed on the expansive covered deck area, to the perfect steak, authentic north Italian cuisine, succulent seafood, and everything in between. With wine bars, chocolate shop, and fabulous coffee on offer as well, there isn't any reason to venture away from the marina. The eclectic mix of specialty shops and boutiques offer visitors the chance to update their seasonal wardrobe, complement their new look with the perfect accessories, including stunning handmade jewellery, Birkis shoes, summery sandals and the perfect hat to guard against the sun or just make a statement. For those who love Tangerine Beach check out their new larger premises beside the new gelato shop.

charming river banks it’s a relaxing way to enjoy winding down from your There'sbusy alsolife. beautiful home décor elements available, including everyday works of art, wall hangings, sun-washed clocks, china, glassware and handcrafted to suit your from personal style andand home. If you artists Sundays arepieces alive with music many local interstate love the beach feel of stalls, washed white, silver and crystal, be sure surrounded by market which offer a range of products andtoservices visit The Whitefruit House. from essential & Veg to locally made clothing items, jewellery pieces and massage services but to name a few. Trading every Sunday from 8am If you're looking for a bit more adventure, the Wharf also offers a till 2pm. diverse range river cruise and boating To make sureofI haven’t made any of this activities, up, followEco theadventure river to Tewantin cruises, cruises, and visit dinner Noosa cruises, Marina,Sunset you really wontself-drive regret it.boat and houseboat hire and off shore fishing tours. Some men are more than happy to take a fishing trip and leave their partners to shop to their heart's content. Sundays come alive with music and colour as the Marina boardwalk becomes a local Marketplace - entertainment is provided by local and interstate artists amidst the market stalls. Patrons can wander around the market stalls, providing local products and services from essential fruit and vegetables to locally made clothing, jewellery pieces and massage services. The market operates every Sunday from 8am till 2pm.

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Noosa Marina is easy to find ‌ just follow the river from Hastings Street, Noosa Junction, Noosaville or anywhere else in the region - to Tewantin and visit the ever-evolving Noosa Marina.

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g n i l z z i s s i r e m m u S Mela Purdie Coastal Stripe Stand Collar Top $335 and Mela Purdie Coastal Stripe Retreat Pant $365. Available at Zambezee, Noosa Heads & Mooloolaba

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You’ll find everything from stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and gifts-with-a-difference, bikinis and board shorts, shells, cappuccinos, seafood and furniture - resort wear to cocktail wear and tea cups to candelabras. The interesting arcades, sidewalks offer visitors the opportunity to explore and indulge in a plethora of diverse options, and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and

n o i t c n u J a s o No The Collected Interior adds a new level of sophistication in furniture and interior design...

The Pavilion - Local developer Barry Bladon has created an all-white (with black accents), centre of sensory delights in the Junction. With its glass atrium steaming light into the forecourt - and the carefully chosen yet eclectic mix of quality businesses, only add to the prestige of this interactive meeting place. New to open in the last few weeks are boutiques, The Travelling Kimono changing the world - one piece of clothing at a time, as they help women who need work, with their small team in Vietnam... Penelope XO Penelope Holt rocks the 'retro' shirt maker dresses designed for young trendies, and both mothers and daughters... Alabaster offers a unique style of asian furniture... TIME Hairdressing is by true definition a “Point of Difference” in so-far-as their knowledge of both scalp and hair appreciation, with exceptional Trichology level knowledge, cut and colouring skills... The Collected Interior has bought back to Noosa the sophisticated interior design level and furniture style that has been missing... The Noosa Deli is all Italian delights... fresh pasta, bread and salads made daily, beautiful imported cheese and meats to tempt your taste buds....

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entertainment choices. With a new invigoration, This charming village boasts a Boulangerie & Patisserie, chocolate shops, cake shops, cafés, and a stunning new Italian delicatessen, which has joined longtime establishments in the area, and created a new 'must visit' dining experience.

The area is constantly evolving and reenergising its persona to meet the needs of locals and visitors alike. With it's annual Junction Festival and other family events on the calendar of events each year, as well as the Twilight Market on the 3rd Friday of the month, there is always something new and exciting to do, see and experience in the Junction. Minx & Max Boutique The ultimate shopping destination for designer women's clothing and accessories from prestigious labels renowned for their timeless designs, quality fabrics and fit. Visit the store in Noosa Junction opposite Coles New World at Noosa Fair to discover the latest arrivals from Cooper by Trelise Cooper, Verge, Morrison, Moyuru and Olsen and many others. We are sure you will be delighted with the abundance of choice on offer.

The Pavilion 19-21 Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Heads P: 07 5447 3076 E:







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Symbolic Journey Symbolic Journey is a gorgeous shop, with an uplifting atmosphere to inspire you whilst browsing. There is an ever-changing variety of crystals, jewellery, books and much more. Psychic readings are also available – bookings advisable. We’ve become a bit of an icon with locals and tourists alike, having just celebrated our 22nd birthday! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go! Très Noosa It’s the talk of the town… The staff would like to welcome you to iconic Très Noosa, your one-stop for all unique beach and Noosa gifts, art and homewares. A Beach Wedding hiring and styling service is available, and our famous shell art workshops for kids and adults are extremely popular. It's the shop with sand on the floor and Noosa's best kept secret. Lou Lou Australia - If you’re looking for a wardrobe item that will stand the test of time, wear well, and cater to whatever climatic conditions Mother Nature cares to throw your way, nothing beats natural fibres. With the ability to air well in the heat, but retain warmth in the cool, bamboo clothing is gentle against the skin, and even kinder to nature. Our entire summer collection features the signature Lou Lou ethos with clothing that is stylish yet equally flattering, complimentary, and sustainable for nature. The Collection Gallery New to The Junction, located at the end of the main street before the Shell Service Station. The Collection Art Gallery is a must visit for lovers of fine art. With over 300 major works on show to tempt collectors and excite those who may never have seen some famous artists early works, other than in art books. Owner Leigh Murphy is a fountain of information about art and loves the opportunity to have a chat to other art lovers. Lotus Rose is a Noosa based, family-owned and operated business, offering customers designs that are stylish but above all, practical, comfortable and affordable. The designs are created in cool, breathable fabrics - cotton, linen, silk, and rayon - and are available to suit most sizes and shapes. They also stock other well-known labels, including Namastai, Lula Soul, Firefly, Ruby Ya Ya, Kalypso and Mozaic. This ensures a wide range of tastes and individual needs are catered for; so that you can find the perfect outfit to match your Noosa lifestyle. Mofo Mens Apparel Where men who like the finer things in life head to find their new season wardrobe additions. Mofo are the curators of style here in Noosa's heart, Noosa Junction, stocking brands from New Zealand to Amsterdam. They pride themselves on offering personal service. The one stop shop for the modern man. Noosa Deli - all new and extremely exciting… The latest addition to Noosa Junction is so exciting. A real Italian delicatessen offering wonderful cured meats, freshly made pasta daily, antipasto, fine cheeses and Italian artisan breads. You will be able to sit amongst the wafting aromas of fresh sauces being prepared, and purchase the daily specials - fresh Italian sandwiches, the day's special pasta dish, or choose delicacies from the cabinets to enjoy as you watch the passing parade on Sunshine Beach Road. There will also be meals available to take home from the refrigerated cabinets to make life a little easier for you, whether you're a visitor on holidays, or a busy worker. You will also be able to pre-order wonderful platters for your parties.



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


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Noosa Junction Twilight Market Sample a little local flavour at the Noosa Junction Twilight Market third Friday of every month. There's something for everyone…

Très Noosa Beach Style Living

Bellissima joins the exciting new additions to Noosa Junction… Hastings Street fashion institution, Bellissima has brought their international and Australian brands to The Junction, with their second Noosa-based boutique waiting to add flair to the dedicated fashion hub. With Summer upon us it's time to drop in and check out the beautiful fashion available for the coming party and beachside dining season. Rainbow Fun... Finally we have a quality toy store in town again. Offering creative play for growing minds. If you're looking for the perfect puzzle, timber toys, beautiful dolls and cuddly bears, you'll be in heaven when you enter this treasure trove of childish (and big kids) whim and wonder. Forget the electronic mass-produced, mind numbing inventions that our children seem to be brainwashed with on television. Rainbow Fun offers children the opportunity to grow and learn in their own time, learning new skills and building their imaginations along the way. Owner Jane Robinson believes that creative kids of today will become the problem solvers of tomorrow. The Collected Interior - If you've been dying to find the perfect interior for your home or apartment, owner Jan Cormie has the expertise from years of high-end project designs, for homes, yachts and businesses across the country. She will guide you through the processes of design to fruition. Her showroom boasts an exciting mix of beautiful pieces that will set your heart aflutter. ASKEW - Recently relocated from Hastings Street to two doors away from the Noosa Junction Post office. Boasting a totally different eclectic range of sophisticated gifts for every taste ... from personal items to homewares and some purely indulgent items to tease your senses... a must visit store

Yes!!! The shop with sand on the floor

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Noosa Style... Light cottons, linen and silk up to size 22 for the woman and for the men to XXXL in cotton and linen. ...we also carry Namastai, Lula Soul, Firefly, Ruby Ya Ya, Kalypso and Mozaic. Our own label ‘Lotus Rose’ is designed for our relaxed Noosa lifestyle... Ideal for your next cruise or getaway

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A great little community... Full of food, fun and great stores to amble thru... a fabulous village life....


ith its towering Norfolk Pines nestled along the shoreline park, and the many wonders of nature in the surrounding National Parks and pristine beach, that form the world-recognised Noosa Biosphere, it is now wonder that Peregian Beach is so popular. Just over the sandhills 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 is Lake Weyba National Park and Lake Weyba which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. The area is rich with native wildlife and flora. Its friendly village atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle, makes Peregian Beach a favourite destination for savvy locals and clever tourists, who are seeking a quiet shopping experience away from the bustle of Noosa Heads. Peregian Beach offers visitors an excellent selection of casual and trendy restaurants, bars, cafĂŠs and take-aways dotted all around the central, village square - all inter-connected by quaint lanes and pathways. Visitors are free to choose the perfect spot for a coffee, luncheon or dinner. And, those wanting a picnic or fish'n'chips in the park are well catered for as well. Tables and seating are dotted around the area to make it easy to take a little break, when seeking out the bargains on offer at the surrounding boutiques. A market day is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, when live music attracts large crowds to the to the lawn infront of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. It's definitely a family-friendly little beachside town.

Tel 5471-2680 Peregian Square Kingfisher Drive Peregian Beach Lunch : Wed - Sat 11.30 am - 2.30 pm Dinner : 7 nights from 5.00 pm

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Sensational flavours of Asia tantalise your tastebuds at Siam Spicy Thai...

A welcoming slice of French flair‌


hef/owner Frank Boulay of Periwinkle Restaurant in Peregian Beach, seduces diners with a taste of authentic, French bistrostyle cooking using fresh, locally grown produce, supplemented by the very best ingredients available. With a leaning towards delicious fresh seafood, hand-crafted sourdough breads, char-grilled beef and local seasonal vegetables, as well as poultry and vegetarian options, the menu offers a tantalising taste of France without the price of a plane ticket. We were excited by the menu which offered such delights as Alsacian Specialty (a French pizza); Assiette de Charcuterie with duck rillette, parma ham, finnocchiona, cacciatorini, cornichon and grilled sourdough; Plump Scallops that were sweet and succulent; Steak Fritte a char-grilled Cape Grim sirloin steak, caramelised ĂŠchallote, pomme frittes with truffle oil and parmesan, green salad and bordelaise sauce; and finish off with a traditional Crepes Suzette. The casual but classy inside/outside dining options and comprehensive wine list, fit well with the beachy seaside village feel of Peregian Beach. The perfect spot for a relaxing breakfast, leisurely luncheon or romantic dinner.




Delicious bites: ROLL ON ROCOCO…

GO CABANAS! Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort recently launched the very stylish The Cabana Club. Every Sunday from 2.00pm - 6.00pm there's a DJ, a bar and an afternoon to be enjoyed above busy Hastings Street. This is where you'll find the fun people in town sitting back, chilling out and enjoying life.

All year long Rococo Bistro Noosa lays on the entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Owner Richard Pace and his merry band of helpers, has staged exceptional events to thrill and SEVEN DAYS A delight everyone. So be ready WEEK… for a heady line-up of super clever Prawn + jalapeno Tostada – spanner crab, Noosa Boathouse on the events in the coming months. With avocado mole, lime and Spanish onion ceviche, water in Noosaville has Christmas just around the corner, shaved radish, fresh chilli and coriander salad finally taken the leap. there's a great Christmas menu available; Savior it at BISTRO C They are opening 7 and NYE 2017 is set to go off with a bang! days now to keep Featuring Millennium Band, Bad Boy and Flamarique their diners - The Flamenco (I'm already having flashbacks to the happy. fabulous (Beach Marquee events!) . See in the New Year Exec chef in Style!! Shane Bailey is Don't miss the Long Table Lunch on Hastings Street a whiz at during the 2018 Noosa Food & Wine Festival, where turning our local restaurants will ply fresh regional you with sensational food produce into and fabulous drinks. stunning dishes, Traffic will once again be and now you will be diverted so the long able to indulge, lunch tables can be placed dinner and in between. along Hastings Street, So whether you're looking for from Rococo Bistro to casual fish and chips on the boardwalk, a casual or fine the Sofitel Noosa. dining experience, Shane will be waiting to tempt you with Restaurant favourites his new summer menu. including Rococo, Bistro C and Guests can dine to their heart's content FRASER ISLE SPANNER CRABS… under umbrellas and Love the philosophy of this company, where everyone while the hours away involved in the spanner crab fishery supply chain, from the with good company deckhands through the the processing workers, are and a sensational regarded as part of the 'family'. And, I was even more setting. surprised when watching the slide show at the Slow Food Noosa breakfast, to find that co-owner and the mornings speaker, Jason CONGRATULATIONS Simpson could name every worker whose face appeared on the screen. That's old-time values - and I love it. And, I love the clean, sweet MICHELANGELO… succulent crab meat even more. One of our favourite Italians, Michelangelo Cecconi has won a You can do as little or as much as you like with the snowy-white significant award for his wonderful restaurant, Italian Marina Restaurant Spanner Crab meat, but I think it is better left with minimal intervention. & Pizza, at Noosa Wharf in Tewantin. After 18 months of close scrutiny Looking forward to a summer full of fresh crab, a little lemon juice and and assessment in order to quality for eligibility, last month, the Italian cracked pepper, buttered Jatz crackers and a bottle or three of Marina Restaurant was awarded the Certificate of Ospitalitá Italiana. Champagne. Michelangelo was presented with the plaque at a private dinner at his restaurant, by the Honourable Santo Santoro - on behalf of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The award is a quality seal - and certification conferred to only the highest quality Italian restaurants around the world- by the Italian Government. It is a high distinction indeed. We congratulate you and your team for your outstanding achievement.



LAND AND SEA NOOSA BEER COMPANY If you've been checking out the new building in the street behind Bunnings in Noosaville, you'll no doubt know by now that Noosa is

getting its very own boutique brewery. Well good news - it's just about ready to explode onto the marketplace for Summer. The region's latest boutique brewery will be opening hopefully in time for Christmas or at least the summer holiday season, with their 150 litre pilot plant. They'll be serving Coastie Common Lager that has been fermented warmer to bring out the best of the Lager and Ale styles. Full of fruity flavours with a crisp clean finish. The boys say it is their take on the Californian style originated in the mid 19th century when German brewers immigrated to the West Coast. And, now the perfect brew for Noosa.=

PARADISE ARCADE I am hearing nothing but great things about new Mexican restaurant, Paradise Arcade. Sydney boys Dylan and Colin have made their 'sea change' to our sunny shores to fill the gap they saw in our restaurant scene. Great Californian-style Mexican food - with their wall decorated with a huge wall art of Frida Kahlo, pineapples, copper piping and neon signs - the feel is 'too cool for school'. Love it. Inside and outside seating almost overflows through Arcadia Street, as people line-up for their chance to enter the inner sanctum. A definite must try.

Northern Italian cuisine and Wood fire pizza on 360° water view Italian Marina has been awarded the Certificate of Ospitalità Italiana Plaque from the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Ospitalità Italiana is a quality seal of certification conferred to quality Italian Restaurants all over the world recognised by the Italian Government

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e p i c e R Serves: 6 Ingredients: • ground pepper and salt, to taste • 3 oranges, zest • 2 spring onions (scallions), chopped • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 800 g (1lb 10oz) sirloin steak • 4 corn tortillas To serve: • 1/2 white onion, chopped • 50 g (2 oz) coriander (cilantro), chopped • add Salsa Verde or Salsa Roja (see sauces)

TACOS authentic mexican tacos the Playa Takeria way. By: Ricardo Amare del Castillo Published by: New Holland RRP $39.99 Enjoy tacos the authentic way; full of the freshest ingredients and bursting with the taste of South America. All the recipes are sourced from the heart of Mexico and show readers how to create the fillings, sauces, and tortillas, which make store-bought tacos look dull and tasteless by comparison. Perfect for summer evenings with friends.

Method: In a bowl mix together the pepper, salt, orange zest, spring onions and olive oil. Mix thoroughly and set aside for 30 minutes. On a hot grill, roast the sirloin until it is cooked to your liking. Cook the sirloin on a hot grill or in a frypan. Brown on both sides and cook to your preference but we recommend medium rare. Remove the sirloin from the grill, pour over with orange zest mix and rest for 10 minutes Cut the sirloin into thick strips and serve over hot tortillas with onions, coriander and your favorite sauce. Heat tortillas in the oven for 1–2 minutes. Alternatively, heat a frypan and add the tortillas, one at a time. Cook for 1–2 minutes each side. Keep warm while you heat the rest of the tortillas. Serve the steak on the tortillas with selected sauce/s.



Ever y year the local producers of the Mar y Valley invite media, Council representatives, chefs and restaurant owners, hospitality and tourism operators, as well as other producers to Kandanga to showcase their produce in an informal convivial setting.


his year the Pot Luck Producers Luncheon was held at the newly completed Kandanga Farm Store, where everything from farm to fork was grown, prepared, and served by the producers themselves to highlight the diversity and expertise of producers in the greater Noosa region. This year the long list of producers from the Mary Valley Country Harvest Co-op and Gympie Gold Region, offered guests an exceptional and nutritious food selection that they created: Including... Lime Spritzers from Lotsa Limes; Scurvy Dog soft drinks from Suncoast Limes; Springwater from Montville Mist; Rosella samplers from CC's Kitchen; Summer Ale & Ginger Beer from Sunshine Coast Brewery; Macadamia Pesto & Tomato, plus Macadamia Butter & Avocado Bruschettas from Sandy Creek Macadamias; Spiced nuts for Lindol's Macadamias; Macadamia Flafels with baba ganoush and flatbread from Barenuts; Tempeh from Mighty Bean Soyfoods; Sourdough bread from Lust for Crust; Avocados drizzled with avocado oil, lime juice, salt & pepper from Wharenui Avocados; Beetroot salad from Nina at Banyan View Farm; Salad greens from Kandanga Kitchen; Roast Beetroot salad from The Farming Dietitian; Cardamom Pickled Radishes by Kandanga Kitchen, grown by Red Earth Farmers; Fennel & Citrus salad, pickled Vege coleslaw, Zucchini slice and Roast Pumpkin and beetroot salad by Mary Valley Farmers - Garrett Family; Boiled eggs from Forage Farms; Egg and Bacon Quiche from Onyx Farm; Pulled Pork from Piggy in the Middle; Spicy Beef Meatballs by Kandanga Farm; Kangaroo & Bunya Nut stew 100% indigenous ingredients by Cedar Creek Bushfoods; Beef Cheeks with mushrooms in red wine by Maleny Black Angus; Silverside from The Whole Lot; Charcuterie by Mary Valley Small Goods; Chutneys by Cedar Creek Bushfoods & CC's Kitchen; Cheeses from Kenilworth Dairy & Maleny Cheese; Preserves & Chutney from Ugly Duck Preserves; Macadamia

n i e t a l P o t Farmgate alley‌ V y r a M e h t Brownies from Sandy Creek Macadamias; Mango Swirl Mini Iceblocks by Frozen Sunshine; Tumeric Ice Cream with ginger syrup, as well as Chocolate-coated ginger & chocolate coated bananas by Mary Valley Farmers - Garrett Family. The reason that these hard-working and dedicated food industry 'professionals' run this event each year, is to celebrate their fellow local farmers and producers - and the bounty that is available from their region, as well as to foster relationships between the primary producers and the end users who will champion the exceptional food available to them. The drive to Mary Valley and Kandanga from Noosa is about 40 minutes, a beautifully scenic trip on some of the best roads in the State. It is the perfect destination for wonderful weekend drive or midweek sojourn into the countryside. And, of course you'll be subject to some of the best food you'll ever have the privilege to taste. All local, fresh, seasonal, ethically produced and best of all - chemical free. Many of the producers and farms in the area have an 'open gate' policy - and sell some of their wares onsite. For more information on any of the above producers:




Sunshine Beach FOOD, FUN, BEACH & COFFEE

With its eclectic mix of boutiques, quality restaurants, relaxing bars, al fresco cafés and fabulous coffee shops, a coastal surf culture feel - and friendly village vibe… Sunshine Beach has something for everyone.


he area boasts a vibrant, laid-back café society…it's a perfect holiday location for visitors, and a loyal following from the local community. Those who love to support the local traders and enjoy a walk to the beach before having a coffee and croissant at Costa Noosa, or luncheon at one of the fabulous variety of cafés and restaurants, while lazing with their favourite book or paper, and quietly taking in the beautiful vista and cooling ocean breezes. And now, with an influx of new dining establishments gracing this eclectic area there is even more choice for regular and new diners.

Relax on the newly decorated deck under the Pandanus trees with a freshly roasted cup of coffee



The balmy days and nights of Summer are the perfect time to check out the restaurant scene of Sunshine Beach, with its eclectic mix of dining options. Whether you're looking for the finest Asian cuisine you'll ever eat at Embassy XO, or fabulous fresh from the trawler seafood at Wild Fish - perhaps you want to share plates and party with your friends at hip Mooshkas, or perhaps some Italian delights - there is something to please all diners. Sunshine Beach offers visitors wonderful choices of quality apartments and homes to rent for vacations, and those who love beautiful properties, will enjoy driving or walking the streets to view the array of stunning beachside homes, and multi-million dollar mansions that line the shoreline.

Seafood restaurant Wild Fish has opened on The Deck

Costa Noosa Espresso has it all...

overlooking the leafy promenade in Duke Street, and Sum Yung Guys on the other side above Mooshka's; then there's the new Italian restaurant & pizzeria, Cinque Terre that has opened below Embassy XO to bring a little home-cooked Italian friendliness into the beach end of the street. . The village also boasts a fully licensed Surf Club open all day from breakfast to dinner, and a convenience store, bakery, and XO Cellars where you can purchase from an exciting array of quality wines, spirits and beers.

Sunshine Beach acts as a runway to fascinating nature walks along the coast to Noosa, via trails through Noosa National Park that offer breathtaking views over the pristine beaches. The cosmopolitan feel of the village offers locals and visitors a retail mix as well as

Situated in beautiful Sunshine Beach you'll find Costa Noosa Espresso, the award-winning gourmet coffee and roasting house - that has become a favourite meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Where you can sit amongst the Pandanus trees on a shaded verandah in the comfort of the newly cushioned area, as the ocean breezes cool the day.


wners Angela and Gavin Piper have created a coffee lover's oasis that fits perfectly into the village atmosphere of Sunshine Beach, where the aromas of freshly roasting coffee hypnotically call out to passers by - those on their early morning or afternoon walk, swimmers returning from the nearby beach, cyclists needing their caffeine hit, business types on their way to work or a meeting - and those looking to find a haven where the cares of the world can be ignored.





Embassy XO has the continuing reputation as the most interesting and tasty Asian style food in Noosa... Executive Chef James Wu is continuing the tradition of new flavours and dishes to tempt the tastebuds specialised services - with all needs catered for - lots of fabulous dining options, real estate, delicatessan, corner store, hairdressers, architects, boutiques, and galleries...and so much more! You will always find something that suits your taste at Sunshine Beach… The perfect beachside village, where everyone is welcome… even your dogs! Right: Wild Fish Seafood is the place to go for the freshest and most innovative seafood

s ’ a s o o N most d e d r a Aw e… Coffe 26 Duke Street Sunshine Beach Noosa Ph: 07 5474 9222 email:

wholesale enquiries welcome Monday to Saturday 6:00 am to 3:30 pm Sunday and Public Holidays 6:00 am to 12:30 pm Closed Christ Day & Boxing Day

Gavin was drawn to the role of roaster, and has tirelessly experimented to perfect bean combinations and roasting times, to create the signature blends that Costa Noosa's clients have come to love. As he says "the perfect coffee needs a basis of quality green beans, lovingly roasted to bring out their premium flavour, and the art of a qualified barista to attain the right outcome - every time." As testament to the success of their roasting and coffee making skills, Costa Noosa and Gavin have won numerous awards since 2009, including Silver and Bronze awards in the CSR Golden Bean Australian Competition and this year adding Bronze awards for Australian, Espresso and Syphon coffee to their cache. Costa Noosa Espresso offers coffee aficionados access to the most-awarded coffee in the region. Espresso Noosa, is Costa Noosa's signature blend, lovingly crafted from green beans imported from South America and then roasted on premise in Sunshine Beach! This blend offers drinkers a rich and velvety creme with a smooth, full-bodied flavour. Other blends and single origin coffees are sourced on the Atherton Tableland in Nth Qld, as well as exotic locations in Peru, Yemen and Nicaragua. Costa Noosa's coffee is available at selected cafés and restaurants around the region, and is available online for restaurants, cafes and coffee lovers around the country by visiting



NS e p i c e R CALYPSO MANGO ROSÉ JELLY Serves: 6 Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Ingredients: 6 Calypso mangoes 3 cups (750ml) Rosé, at room temperature 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 tbs gelatin powder 300ml thickened cream 2 tbs icing sugar shortbread or meringues to serve Method: Combine 1 cup (250ml) Rosé, sugar and gelatine in a medium saucepan. Gently whisk over medium heat for 3-4 mins until mixture just comes to the boil. Cool for 10 mins. Stir in remaining Rosé, Strain into a jug. Set aside to cool for 1 hour. Cut the cheeks from the mangoes. Using a large spoon remove the flesh from the cheeks. Chop the mango and spoon into the base of

6 x 1 cup capacity jars or glasses - or a 6 cup trifle bowl. cut he remaining fruit from the mangoes, discarding the skin. Process the mango until smooth (you should have about 1/2 cup of puree). Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour the cooled Rosémixture over the mayo. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours until set. Whip the cream and icing sugar together to firm peaks. Swirl through the mango puree then spoon over the jelly Serve with shortbread or meringues.

Direct from Sea to Plate Wild Fish showcases the finest fresh seafood in the region prepared by highly qualified chefs from award winning Michelin starred restaurants. Enjoy watching the sun set over Sunshine Beach, dinner under the stars and relax with an excellent selection of wines and craft beers. Private dining, catering and special events all available on request Open 7 nights Monday to Sunday 4pm to 9.30pm

BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED via our website or calling 07 5474 5554 On the Deck - Shop 4 - 46 Duke Street Sunshine Beach



Seafood Casserole With Chorizo, market fish, mussels, clams, prawn and fregola pasta cooked in a rich tomato, smoked paprika and saffron sauce.

Shellfish Paella Sardinian style Serves: 6 Ingredients: • 500gr black mussels cleaned and debearded • 200gr clams • 6 large whole prawns • 100gr dry style chorizo • 2 large golden shallot • 4 garlic cloves • Olive oil • 1 small tin of san marzano plum tomato • 4 pinch of saffron • 1 table spoon good quality smoked paprika • 500gr cooked fregola pasta • ½ bunch of parsley, ½ bunch of chive • White wine • Lemon juice • 500gr broad bean • Salt and pepper

Method: In a large deep pot heat a good splash of olive oil, add chopped golden shallot, saffron and thinly sliced chorizo, cook for 2 min on medium heat then add the chopped garlic and cook for another minute. Deglaze with white wine and add the tomato, smoked paprika and all the shellfish. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on until the clams and mussels open up. (around 5 minutes) Reduce the heat and add cooked fregola pasta, broad beans and the chopped herbs cook for 1 minute, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Enjoy

Periwinkle Restaurant PEREGIAN BEACH




Very DELIcious... Finally a real, Italian delicatessen has come to Noosa. Noosa Deli is the latest addition to Noosa Junction. A traditional Italian delicatessen offering wonderful cured meats, freshly made pasta daily, antipasto, fine cheeses, Italian Patisserie and artisan breads.


he large new deli has a wide expanse of folding glass doors that open-up to create an open space, lined with tables and chairs, where you can enjoy a cup of Clandestino coffee with an Italian cannoli, or opt for a San Pellegrino with the freshly made lasagne. You will be able to sit amidst the wafting aromas of fresh sauces being prepared, and purchase the daily specials - fresh Italian sandwiches, the day's special pasta dish, or choose delicacies from the

High quality local and imported cured meat and cheeses. Gourmet groceries, coffee, sandwiches, salads and fresh food to take away in Noosa. Freshly baked Italian bread and European patisserie...

12 metres of cabinets to enjoy as you watch the passing parade on Sunshine Beach Road. There will also be meals available to take home from the refrigerated cabinets to make life a little easier for you, fresh or frozen for your convenience, as well as olive oils, balsamic vinegars and select products. So whether you're a visitor on holidays, or a busy worker you will be able to dine Italian with ease. And, organic and vegan options are available at all times. You will also be able to pre-order wonderful platters for your parties, and they are offering a great new service for holiday makers - you can pre-order Hampers to get you started in your holiday rental or beachside property. So exciting!

and fresh roasted coffee... Fresh pasta made onsite every day also ready to heat pre-made delicious meals. Also breakfast and lunch dine in. The real European deli experience!

21 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction (Parking & entry also from carpark) Email: - Phone: 0434 610 747 - Open Monday to Saturday order online



ROAST SALMON FILLET with a SautĂŠed Roast Vegetable & Avocado Salad


o experience Sunshine Coast Hinterland dining, then experience the delicious food at the Vineyard Restaurant at Flaxton Gardens Whether you choose relaxed al fresco dining on the terrace, an intimate table on the verandah or dine within our restaurant, With such a wealth of wonderful produce right on the doorstep, you can be assured that everything on the menu is always freshly prepared by our experienced and well-trained chefs. Flaxton Gardens is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island. The Vineyard Restaurant is located in the iconic Queenslander home with wrap-around verandahs. A colonial homestead styling with impressive Egyptian crystal chandeliers provides a tranquil elegant ambiance.


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NS m… a e t s e th n o g n Bri Electrolux invited a very happy media contingent to join them at The Cooking School Noosa, at Quamby Place, Noosa Sound - to test out their sensational Steam Ovens and experience 'the ultimate steam cooking masterclass'.

And, what a cooking adventure it was.


e met in the foyer of The Sebel Noosa, where we would be staying the night, and then ventured down to the dock and stepped aboard the water taxi on a beautiful Spring morning to traverse the river to the school. From the moment we arrived we were treated to an experience that would be remembered long after the event. To ensure that everything ran smoothly, they brought in the 'big guns' in the form of Electrolux Chef Ambassador and Executive chef for the Stokehouse Group (Brisbane & Melbourne), Richard Ousby, to take this band of eager novices through the basics (and not so basics) of preparing a restaurant quality luncheon - for ourselves. Meaning we had to do all the work under expert supervision, using just a recipe book. Hang on a minute! Now I understand the saying "there's no such thing as a free lunch". The class was larger than usual for the school, and owner Danielle Gjestland was on-hand to see that everything ran smoothly, and we could find all the right utensils, cooking implements and local produce along the way. We worked at a frenetic pace, probably because we were slower than actual chefs, and taking instructions from Richard, who was doing his best impression of a 'bee' buzzing from student to student to offer advice and assistance. We were broken into small groups and given our tasks and recipes to follow from peeling and coring pineapples to slicing fresh Swordfish…making dressings and rum caramel - to smoked mussel ragu and fresh crab tarts. But, along the way we learned, prepared, and accomplished the seemingly impossible; a fabulous array of dishes to satiate the eighteen, by now, hungry workers. When the cooking was done, we were allowed to leave the washing up to the wonderful staff of The Cooking School, (that's a plus), as we ventured over the Wasabi Restaurant & Bar to indulge in our day's creations. Our perfectly prepared (if I do say so myself ) 3-course meal was plated for us by Wasabi's staff - so it was presented to us looking just as if it had been prepared by professionals which by now we thought we probably were. Each course was matched be fine

wines chosen by the restaurant's sommelier. As our adventure came to a close - and the sun began to set on the horizon, we decided it was about time to leave our great escapade away from real life and return to our beds…dinner was definitely not on the menu, as we were all too full and too tired. The life of a chef is definitely not an easy one. On the serious points, The Electrolux Steam Oven incorporates the very best in technology, including their unique Intuitive Oven Interface, smart food temperature probe and the enhanced Full Taste steam oven setting. This ensures that the succulent flavours are locked in, by utilising just the right amount of steam, moisture and heat. Personally I was more excited about the pyrolytic cleaning! For all the technical information please visit:

Local farmers markets: Noosa Farmers Market - food & local musicians at Noosa Aust Rules Football Club - every Sun 7am 12pm Noosa Marina Markets - local produce, locally made craft. Noosa Ferry stops here - every Sun 8am - 2pm Peregian Beach Market - local produce & crafts - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun 7am - 12.30pm Eumundi Market - sustainable shopping, incl food, clothing & artworks, local entertainers, located under



heritage listed Fig trees - Wed 8am - 1.30pm & Sat 7am - 2pm The Big Pineapple - Fresh local produce,food & local musicians every Saturday Bruce Hwy Nambour NEW COOROY MARKETS fortnightly A "Made in Biosphere” labelling will be developed for value-added products, and the markets will include local entertainment, food and coffee stalls.

Rum caramel roasted pineapple with passionfruit curd and vanilla custard Serves: 6 Cooking time: 90 mins Ability: medium Ingredients: Pineapple 1.2kg sugar 700ml rum 400ml water 8 whole pineapples

and eggs. Slowly pour the passionfruit mix into the egg mix while whisking. Place back in the pot and cook on low heat continuously whisking until the cornflour is cooked out and it becomes thick. Be careful not to scramble the eggs or burn on the bottom of the pot. Whisk in the butter at end, cool quickly in a bowl over ice. Once cold, store in the fridge.

Recipe courtesy : Richard Ousby - Executive chef of Stokehouse Restaurants in Brisbane & Melbourne, and Electrolux Ambassador.

Passionfruit Curd 280g butter, at room temp 400g fresh passionfruit 500g castor sugar 4tbsp corn flour 6 eggs 2 lemons, juiced Vanilla custard 1 vanilla bean, scraped 400ml cream 3 egg yolks 1 egg 80g castor sugar Method: Pineapple: Cook the sugar in a heavy-based pan to make a dry caramel. Take off the heat and add the water and 400ml of the rum. Reserve the rest of the rum. Place back on the stove (warning: be careful and stand clear as the rum will ignite) Take off the heat once dissolved and add 300ml rum Top and tail the pineapples, peel the skin off. Cut each pineapple into 6 length pieces, remove the cores and sous vide with the caramel on 25C. Pineapple should be 120g before roasting. Refrigerate pineapple for at least 24 hours. Preheat the Electrolux Steam Oven to 250C using the steam function. Place pineapple on rack with baking paper underneath. Reserve caramel. Roast pineapple for 6 mins. Baste with the reserved caramel and roast for another 6 mins. Turn the pineapple over and roast for another 5 mins. Cool in the fridge uncovered. Passionfruit Curd: Place the passionfruit pulp and lemon juice into a pot and bring to the boil. In a bowl, whisk together the cornflour, sugar

Vanilla Custard: Bring cream and vanilla to the boil in a heavybased saucepan, let cool. Whisk egg, yolks and sugar until white and creamy and has a ribbon-like consistency. Gradually add warm cream mixture to eggs, whisking as you add. Place mix into heavy-based saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture slightly thickens, stirring continuously, so mixture doesn't stick or burn. It should cover the back of your spoon. Remove from heat and cool. Store in fridge. Assemble as per photo and enjoy.




NS s... e o g n ma More r... e m m Su e r o m The taste of summer is here... Calypso Mango season is now in full swing.


hese deliciously fragrant mangoes are at their peak from October through to the end of January. Calypso Mangoes are the 'daughter' of Kensington Pride and Sensation mangoes, combining the best parts of both varieties. Boasting more flesh than other varieties thanks to their smaller seed, their flesh is firmer and fibrefree, they have a more mild, sweet taste. Known for their gorgeous blush skin colour, and also have a naturally longer shelf life than other varieties. Nutritionist and co-founder of Health Synergy Jennifer Murrant says not only are Calypso Mangoes delicious, they also pack a serious health punch. “Just one cup of chopped mango contains 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. They also contain carotenes, which boost eye, skin and lung health, and are a source of potassium and fibre,” said Ms Murrant.



They also contain antioxidants and flavonoids, which are antiinflammatory and immunity boosting compounds. Why not try these little tips: • Sweeten your smoothie: Add a cup of chopped mango into your favourite smoothie to add a sweet summer flavour. • Ice block fun: Turn your mangoes into ice blocks for a healthy and refreshing treat. Simply blend mango and banana with coconut milk or coconut water, transfer the mixture into a popsicle mould, freeze and enjoy on a scorching summers day. • Mix it up: Add mango into your favourite recipes to give them a tropical twist this summer. Think salads, salsas, barbequed dishes and Acai bowls. • Slice to impress: Serving mangoes as a table or fruit platter centrepiece is a sure-fire way to impress a crowd this silly season. Get creative with your cutting techniques and slice your mango into a beautiful edible flower, or stick to the classics with the simple slice and dice technique.

Serves: 4 as a light meal; 6 as a side salad Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 6 mins

24 (500g) medium cooked prawns, peeled & deveined 1 cup flat leaf parsley leaves Dressing: 1 lemon, juiced 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp castor sugar

Ingredients: 2 Calypso mangoes 6 Qukes baby cucumbers, quartered lengthways 2 tbs shredded coconut 3 tsp sesame seeds 1 tsp chilli flakes 2 fennel or 4 baby fennel 6 red readish

Method: Spoon coconut into a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook, shaking pan 2-3 mins until toasted. Transfer to a bowl. Add sesame seeds to the pan, cook, shaking for 2 mins until lightly toasted. Add the chilli, cook a further 30 secs. Add to the coconut. Set aside to cool. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jug,


season and whisk until well combined. Pour half into a large bowl. Using a mandolin, thinly slice the fennel and radish. Add to the dressing just before you are ready to serve. Toss gently to coat. Cut the cheeks from the mangoes. Using a large spoon remove the mango flesh from the cheeks and slice. Add to the fennel with the cucumbers, prawns and parsley. Toss gently to combine. Pile the salad onto serving plates. Sprinkle with coconut chilli mixture. Spoon over the remaining dressing. Season and serve.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs Inaugural Chapitre and Dinner at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant.


a Chaine des Rotisseurs is the world's oldest and most prestigious gastronomic association. Originally established in France in 1248; to date La Chaine boasts over 25,000 members over in 80 countries around the world. Now Noosa has joined the honoured ranks with the Grand Opening of the Sunshine Coast Bailliage in November, when guests arrived from around Australia to join local members in a fabulous dinner designed by the new Baillie, chef/owner of Waterfront Restaurant, Andrea Ravezzani. The evening brought a new level of fine dining to the region, as members and guests attired in their finest apparel, dined on canapés of raw scallops, cucumber, truffle and chili; spiced tuna with capsicum gel and mushroom paté served in charcoal waffle cones while sipping glasses of N V Ferrari Trento DOC. The splendid dinner continued with an Entrée of Duck breast, macadamia soil, orange and beetroot; Main of Veal tenderloin dusted in carbon, celeriac puree, local oyster mushrooms, edible stone, mushroom soil and green tea; and ended with a Louis XV roasted hazelnut, cacao Barry Venezuela chocolate. All complemented by perfect wines.

Norm Harrison, Andrea & Kerri Ravezzani & Kaylene Murray

If you would like to enquire about how to join La Chaine des Rotisseurs, please contact

Sandra & Gary Kuppe

what you see is what you get!

Filippo d Arro, Santo Santoro, Chef Andrea Ravezzani & Italian Consul Ludovico Camussi

Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”


he Worldwide Italian Cuisine Week event aimed at celebrating Italy’s incredibly varied regional cuisine and food traditions with a wide array of events promoting culinary culture and flavors to millions of consumers worldwide. The week takes place under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and it is organised by the network of Italian Embassies and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world. Cuisine is a well-deserved occasion to celebrate the richness and excellence of Italy’s culinary traditions. And that they did at Noosa Waterfront Bar & Restaurant where guests enjoyed the Italian theme with the beautiful fresh local produce.

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NS ars... b e s e h t t u o k chec Red on Thomas

Embassy XO

Thomas Street, Noosaville Great bar & restaurant with emphasis on great cocktails, beer on tap, laid-back atmosphere with fabulous food to accompany.

Upstairs Cnr Duke & Bryan Streets, Sunshine Beach There are some great bars in Noosa but none more so than XO… Upstairs overlooking all the action, with a brilliant wine list, exciting cocktail selection and the best modern Asian inspired cuisine in town.

IS BAR Tapas + Cocktails + Wine by the Riverfront in Noosaville Trendy bar with cool cocktails, tapas, cold craft beers on tap and cool breezes overlooking the river.

Rumba Bar Netanya Noosa Resort, Hastings St., Noosa Quiet, intimate and relaxed. The perfect spot for a romantic drink with a loved one - or for an intimate celebration. Bar Manager, Dion is a whiz with a cocktail shaker!

Village Bicycle Sunshine Beach Rd., Noosa Junction The boys have just moved from around the corner to their new location, with a new bigger bar area . Hang out with the cool crowd … great food also available.

Locale Noosa Bar & Restaurant Hastings Street - Hill end at the French Quarter. Italian hospitality at it’s best - love a cocktail? There’s 14 house cocktails just for starters.. then there’s the fabulous food!

Whisky Boy Gympie Terrace, Noosaville One of the hottest bars in Noosa. A stellar selection of whiskys to keep you satisfied all night. Amazing cocktail list and craft beer on tap. A tantalising array of small dishes also of offer.

Noosa Beach House Sofitel Hotel Hastings Street In the centre of all the Hastings Street action. A place to sit back with a long cool cocktail, deliberate on your day or night 's activities (or lack thereof_ - and watch the passing parade of shoppers.

A Little Birdie… On the riverfront, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Craft beer on tap, cocktails to die for… and the perfect place to enjoy the summer breezes from the river. Fabulous summer menu available to be enjoyed with your family and friends - or a romantic rendezvous.

Bondi Espresso


nspired by the amazing sunrise, beachside coffee scene, and the ultimate sunset cocktail location, this perfectly blended Espresso Martini is designed to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, and to take centre-stage at your next party. We do have it on good authority that the team at Bondi Espresso have spent a little too much time trialing and perfecting this recipe over the past 12 months. Of course, they do explain that they had to taste the quality of the Ethiopian coffee beans and find the smoothest vodka with that hint of chocolate to ensure its consistent and amazing taste. RRP $29.99 x 4 pack & $159.99 x 24 pack. Free shipping available Australia wide. For stockist info:



“The 100 Chefs” 2018... It is not an extra classification! It is the only worldwide classification of the chefs by the chefs!


rising from a vote made by the starred chefs of the entire world who have chosen among their peers those who best represent the values of their profession, the french chef MICHEL TROISGROS (Maison Troisgros – Roanne) reaches the first place in the classification, thus succeeding to the French chefs Alain Passard (2017), Michel Bras (2016) and Pierre Gagnaire (2015). Announced on Sunday November 26th at 6.30 pm at the Chefs World Summit 2017 in Monaco. Launched in 2015 by the French professional magazine Le Chef, “The 100 Chefs” is the international version of one of the titles which is the most recognized by the profession and the media : “Le Chef de l’Année” which gathers the votes of the chefs appearing in the Michelin Guide France. Between end of August and November, the 582 2* and 3* chefs of the Michelin Guide of the whole world were asked to answer, freely and anonymously, this question : Who are, according to you, the 5 international chefs who : • best hold high the values of the Chef Michel TROISGROS profession • create a great cooking • and in the restaurants of whom it is a must to have been. In a period when a prize, a trophy or a classification of chefs comes out every month, the classification “Les 100 Chefs” stands out from the others thanks to this distinctive characteristic which gives it all its meaning : it is the only worldwide classification established objectively by the chefs themselves. Thus, after 4 classifications, “the 100 Chefs” has become a professional reflection of the gastronomic dynamism of the different countries thanks to the presence of their chefs in this classification. A wonderful place for announcing the 2018 classification : the 2nd Chefs World Summit in Monaco. International meeting of the Chefs, the Chefs World Summit has invited Le Chef magazine to reveal the classification “Les 100 Chefs” during the opening evening on Sunday November 26th at 6pm. The Top 10 is as follows : 1 – Michel TROISGROS – MAISON TROISGROS – France (first time in the Top 10) 2 – Yannick ALLENO – ALLENO PARIS – France 3 – Joan ROCA – EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA - Spain (4 times in the Top 10) 4 – Arnaud DONCKELE – RESIDENCE DE LA PINEDE – France ( 1st time in the Top 10) 5 – Pierre GAGNAIRE – RESTAURANT PIERRE GAGNAIRE – France (4 times in Top 10) 6 – Emmanuel RENAUT – FLOCONS DE SEL – France 7 – Enrico CRIPPA – PIAZZA DUOMO – Italy (for the 1st time in the Top 10) 8 – Pascal BARBOT – L’ASTRANCE – France 9 – Seiji YAMAMOTO – NIHONRYORI RYUGIN – Japan (4 times in the Top 10) 10 – Alain DUCASSE – PLAZA ATHENEE – France Congratulations to the only Australian chef listed, Peter Gilmore from Quay Restaurant Sydney. See the complete list of the 100 Chefs 2018 at: See Australia’s list of the best chefs & Restaurants in the “GOOD FOOD GUIDE”




Wine & drink


Celebrate this christmas with bubbles... Champagne... Proscecco... Sparkling.... So named depending on where they come from and how they are made... there’s plenty of choices to suit your taste and your budget, so relax and start pouring...

Shaken, Strained, Flamed & Thrown: COCKTAILS DONE THE EAUDE-VIE WAY Back in stock for Christmas delivery!

House of Arras on a winning streak... 2006 Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésime Vintage Just what Santa Claus has ordered for this Christmas. A beautiful pale pink Champagne, with a silky texture of fig paste, pine nuts and French pastries. The spicier notes of liquorice and cumin seeds play on the palate with notes of blackberry tea, cherries and pink peppercorns. A perfect match to Asian spiced duck this Christmas.

Chandon S with orange bitters… breaking all the rules for traditional sparkling wines this season... This exciting new style of Australian sparkling wine is winning friends on the party scene this hot, Summer season. Inspired by the Champagne cocktail, Chandon S combines the crisp vibrancy of Chandon with a blend of hand-crafted orange bitters to produce a light, aromatic sparkling for that ultimate aperitif refreshment. Perfect for that first drink of the afternoon or sun-downer session, Chandon S is served over ice - with a twist of orange. Its unique serve invites you to explore a fresh approach to sparkling that bends the traditional rules. Chandon S is available in over 60 venues around Australia. RRP $29.00



“It is particularly pleasing to be awarded 'the home State’ trophy for the ‘Best Tasmanian Wine’ in Hobart from a field of strong competition across many premium cold climate wine styles,” said Carr. The seven Best Sparkling capital city trophies were split between the House of Arras Grand Vintage 2008, which took home three trophies and Blanc de Blancs 2008 which received four.

Australian Sparkling Wine lovers looking for the best bubbles to enjoy this festive season need look no further than premium Tasmanian label House of Arras – which has now scooped the ‘Best Sparkling Trophy’ at every capital city wine show in Australia this year. Ed Carr, House of Arras Winemaker, is celebrating this phenomenal clean sweep after the results of the Royal Hobart Wine Show recently, where they won four trophies in total; Best Wine of Show, Best Tasmanian Sparkling, Best Tasmanian Wine and Best Sparkling for the Blanc de Blanc 2008. “These awards have topped a superlative year for House of Arras. Such endorsement across a broad range of judges is an absolute statement of quality - and the entire viticulture and winemaking team is extremely proud of this achievement. “It is particularly pleasing to be awarded 'the home State’ trophy for the ‘Best Tasmanian Wine’ in Hobart from a field of strong competition across many premium cold climate wine styles,” said Carr. The seven Best Sparkling capital city trophies were split between the House of Arras Grand Vintage 2008, which took home three trophies and Blanc de Blancs 2008 which received four. House of Arras also received the ‘Best Australian Producer’ Trophy at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition. An esteemed global competition. This is the first time that the top Australian producer trophy has been awarded to a sparkling wine brand.

It's a First… For the first time in the award's 56 year history, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy has been won by a Grenache.

Gondwana Wines: an Australian wine that gives back Gondwana Wines, Australia’s first wine company committed to bringing communities together, will launch its 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz into Liquorland this month.


he socially-conscious wine brand has already seen three years of success in the corporate sphere, developing a community of fans who are committed to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, while enjoying the fruits of Gondwana Wines’ premium wine blends. Portions of sales go toward the Leading The Way initiative, which provides innovative training, employment and capacity building programs to benefit Indigenous Australians. CEO of Gondwana Wines, Alisi Tutuila is also the Chairperson of the Board of the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC), which founded Leading The Way. She says Gondwana Wines was built on the belief that you cannot achieve social outcomes without commercial

ones: “We wanted a way to bring people together over social occasions, while also giving back to the community and bridging the gap. Australians who enjoy a glass of Gondwana Wines value closing the cultural divide, instilling cultural understanding and embracing reconciliation and diversity. ” The majority-owned Indigenous business also supports Indigenous artists with a separate portion of sales going directly to the indigenous artist whose work features on the label of its lush, premium and balanced wines. The introductory 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz label features artwork by Bundjalung/Yugambeh artist, Christine Slabb, who says being a part of the Gondwana Wines journey is meaningful for all of Australia: “It’s great to see Gondwana Wines supporting Indigenous artists. Having my artwork, Low Tide, featured on the label means more Indigenous art is seen within the Australian community.” With a plush, rich and complex fullbodied palate, the Gondwana Wines 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz captures the true McLaren Vale style; dark chocolate, exotic spices and an amazing depth of rich, dark fruits. The Gondwana Wines 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz is available from Liquorland RRP$20.00.

One glass…two glass… three glass…happy diners. Embassy XO’s Maitre D showing off yet another award.

So happy to see three Noosa Restaurants awarded the prestigious 2-Glass rating in the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards. The awards are decided by a panel of expert judges, who explore the most exciting wines, spirits and beers in Australia's

2016 Turkey Flat Grenache to be precise, which was recently named Best Young Red Wine in Australia at the prestigious Melbourne Wine Show. It is also the first time a Barossa Valley wine has won since 2003. Turkey Flat winemaker, Mark Bulman said the suitability of Grenache in the warm Barossa climate, and the savoury, complex and tannic characters in the resulting wine were what attracted him to the area, and he is extremely excited to have won the award. "The hot, dry conditions of the 2016 vintage, combined with the timely 30mm of rainfall in January, and our extraordinary old vine material, set us up in the winery to create something truly exceptional" he explained. The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy is the most prestigious and sought-after wine award in Australia. It is a memorial to Jimmy Watson who established the iconic, Jimmy Watson's Wine Bar in Lygon Street, Carlton. This wine has been so coveted by wine lovers that it is now sold out around the country, but if you're quick, XO Cellars in Noosaville have a 'special deal' which will net you one.

top restaurants. When assessing the Glass ratings, the judges review five aspects of the wine list to determine its level (content, balance, suitability, presentation and price), rating the lists between one and three glasses. Congratulations to Embassy XO, Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, & Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar. Also congratulations to Sails Restaurant in Noosa Heads who achieved a 3-Glass rating.TOHU



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OPEN 6 DAYS 10—5 (Closed Wednesdays) 07 5442 9598 Shop 4 ‘The Pottery’ 171-183 Main St Montville 78


Summer is here and there's no better time to venture up the Blackall Range for a scenic drive around the rolling hills. The air is crisper on the range, so it's the perfect spot to escape the heat, as you drive through the picturesque villages of Mapleton, Flaxton, Palmwoods, Witta, Montville and Maleny. It's also the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway at a quiet B & B, or to visit a winery or boutique brewery for a taste of something special, before venturing onto one of the tantalising restaurants or coffee shops that can be located all over the mountain. There's a particularly fabulous bookshop in Maleny that will have anyone who loves books like me, excited by boundless choice.


he area is a photographers paradise, as every turn boasts glorious views out over the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, large expanses of lush farmland and glimpses of cattle and goats grazing there happily. With parks and gardens always in bloom, as well as a lake, national park, waterfalls, and lily ponds with friendly ducks and geese waiting to be fed. Day-trippers and visitors to the area are provided with a wealth of unique and historical homes and buildings, from old Queenslanders to cute cottages, and sprawling homes - there's enough to satisfy any architecture buff or history lover. Montville and Maleny are well-known for their back-to-nature culture and fine restaurants, cafés and artisan communities, the whole region is an extremely popular destination for those wishing to get up to the mountains for some super-fresh air and get-back-to-nature adventures. The perfect spot for an idyllic picnic or mountain-top wedding.


The region is full of design studios, artisan galleries, potteries and quaint shops, full of wonderful treasures that will always delight and sometimes mystify. It's the perfect place to come in search of that perfect present for a special person or occasion - or a treasured art piece for your home.

It's the perfect place to enjoy a devonshire tea on a pleasant afternoon, before venturing to your B&B, or luxury accommodation with all every convenience you could possibly want on a perfect getaway.

With the Blackall Range's close proximity (it's just an hour's drive from the heart of Noosa and one and a half hour's drive from Brisbane), it's no wonder that it is the perfect getaway destination for those wishing to take a break from their hectic work schedules, or simply escape the everyday! And, did I mention it is a favourite destination for those wanting a wedding 'with a view'.

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NS Time to Hop … up to Maleny


EER… the dictionary refers to beer as simply an alcoholic drink made from yeastfermented malt flavoured with hops.

It is the drink that has been around since the dawn of civilisation - a drink that was consumed before tea and coffee had ever been considered… So it is probably no wonder that the Sunshine Coast now has its fair share of boutique breweries popping up. The Maleny region however, seems to be dominating the Sunshine Coast's race to have the most boutique breweries in Australia! And, their perfect positioning on the Blackall Range high above the hot coastline, seems to have created a local love affair with hops and yeast. Local lads - beer whiz-kid, Matt Jancauskas and Toby Stodart at Brouhaha Brewery are making quite a name for themselves with beer drinking connoisseurs. You'll easily find the brewery just a couple of street turns from the main street of

Maleny. This modern facility has a large and airy restaurant attached to the bright and shiny brewing tanks area, so you can enjoy your meal while contemplating the taste of the contents. I'm guessing this makes Brouhaha a 'gastropub' by today's definitions. Its trendy, hip and a great meeting place for gettogethers with friends and families. With its industrial inspired fit out, and timber accents everywhere, as well as a huge balcony area with hinterland views - it's fast becoming an 'inspired' wedding venue for those looking for something a little different to the standard high-end hotel venues. They're big on flavour and freshness, and they're keeping it local as much as possible, with their 10-tap menu. A few of the more avant garde flavours include the Raspberry Saison, Strawberry and Rhubarb Sour, and Mango Passionfruit Wheat Ale, which all marry well with the popular share-plate dining, that Head chef James

Ostridge creates with flair. The menu boasts locally-sourced produce and James has fostered great relationships with the local suppliers to showcase what's in season and at its best to their diners. I suggest you check out the Tasting Paddle of four signature brews to get a good feel for what the boys are all about.

'Lincoln Sheep' cushion from the Voyage Maison range are individually designed using natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. The cushions are all designed in house and manufactured in Great Britain. Available at Giddy & Grace, Maleny



'Lincoln Sheep' cushion

Clock Shop What surprises people the most is the huge range and sheer number of clocks available at the Clock Shop in Montville. While they're well known for traditional cuckoo clocks and mechanical chiming clocks from Germany, their modern range of clocks is just as impressive. And while you’re there, be sure to grab a cuckoo whistle for the (big) kids. Available at Clock Shop Montville

from the Voyage Maison range are individually designed using natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. The cushions are all designed in house and manufactured in Great Britain. Available at Giddy & Grace, Maleny

Owner & Chef of Flaxton Gardens Alan Thompson with the wonderful Camel Milk Panacotta

Flaxton Gardens has it all...


hether it is relaxed al fresco dining on the terrace, an intimate table on the verandah or dine within the restaurant, Flaxton Gardens can ensure quality throughout. With such a wealth of wonderful produce right here on the Sunshine Coast, one can be assured that everything on the menu is always freshly prepared by their experienced and well-trained chefs. Alan’s approach – Honesty on a plate – demonstrates a sophisticated,

yet honest style of cooking that comes from the heart. A true example of using local seasonal produce is the exciting new dessert, Camel Milk & Vanilla Bean Panacotta with Rhubarb. Flaxton Gardens recently partnered with local Sunshine Coast Camel Milk dairy, QCamel, to bring their customers this new dessert with a difference. The sweetness of the Camel Milk balances well with the tartness of the Rhubarb.

Honesty on a plate Flaxton Gardens is an iconic dining and events venue, perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island. Join us for lunch, dinner or our Famous High Tea. 313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton, Queensland 4560 BOOKINGS 07 5445 7450 | FLAXTONGARDENS.COM.AU NoosaStyleLiving



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our favourite wine is written in the stars! According to the inaugural In Vino Stats Veritas – Cellarmasters Wine Lovers Report from Cellarmasters, sales data shows there are differences between star signs and wine preferences. For instance, the report shows the spontaneous Aries drinks more Champagne than any other star sign, while sensitive Cancer opts for delicate Pinot Noir and earthy Taurus enjoys a bold Barossa Shiraz. Here, is the full breakdown, so you can see if you're Star Sign is representing your drinking habits correctly.

Aries (March 21-April 19) Aries are full of spontaneity; they are known to be impulsive, direct and courageous, as well as daring and energetic. So it may not be that surprising that they drink more Champagne than any other star sign – every day is a celebration if you’re an Aries! When it comes to red wine, they prefer a fruity Cabernet from the Barossa Valley, while white wine drinking Aries opt for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough.

Taurus(April 20-May 20)

Libras are known for looking out for everyone’s needs above their own, and are known to be kind, gentle, peaceful and full of love. So perhaps it is this loving nature that makes them love blends! Red wine drinking Libras love a Cab Sauv, and they drink more of the varietal than any other star sign.When it comes to white wine, Libras enjoy a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from South Australia, or a sparkling Australian wine.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpios are known for being intense. They are strong willed, driven, ambitious and dedicated. When it comes to red wine, Scorpios prefer a big, bold Shiraz from Barossa Valley. They are also big fans of Rosé wine, and enjoy the fruity Rosé from South Australia rather than the crisp, French Rosé. As far as white wine is concerned, they like to enjoy a chilled glass of big flavoured Margaret River Chardonnay. Scorpios are big fan of bubbles – they drink more sparkling wine than any other star sign, and prefer their bubbles from South Australia or Tasmania.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarians are free spirits, and full of optimism and courage. They are also known to be impatient and reckless. After Cancer, they are the star sign that enjoys Pinot Noir the most – and their favourite one comes from Marlborough. When it comes to white wine, they enjoy a South Australian Pinot Gris or Chardonnay.

Geminis are known to be quick-witted and expressive with two different personalities. One side of a Gemini is fun and sociable and the other side is suddenly serious and restless. Perhaps it the restless side that make Geminis favour imported red wines more than any other star sign, and they have a particularly soft spot for Sangiovese from Italy. White wine-loving Geminis will grab a glass of bold South Australian Chardonnay or a crisp Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Arguably the most determined sign, Capricorns are ambitious, practical and always willing to help. They are secure in their own place, and are known to be sensible and full of wisdom. Perhaps it is their self-confidence that makes them stand out in the stats – they are the biggest white wine drinkers of the zodiac, and their favourite white tipple is Chardonnay – in fact, they drink more of the varietal than any other star sign. In other words, they know what they like. If they are drinking red wine, a South Australian Shiraz is their top choice, followed by a fruity Merlot from the same region. This star sign will happily sip on a fruity Rosé from McLaren Vale as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Cancer is one of the more emotional signs, and Cancerians are known for being very sensitive and sympathetic towards other people. Perhaps it is that sensitivity that makes Cancerians love Pinot Noir, a complex, light bodied red wine. When it comes to white wine, they are one of the biggest Riesling drinkers, and they are huge fans of a crisp, dry and complex Riesling from South Australia’s Eden Valley.

Leo(July 23-August 22)

Leos are born for the spotlight. They are action-orientated and have a need to be loved and admired by all. So perhaps it’s not that surprising that they like it bold and unique when it comes to red, Leos drink fruity McLaren Vale Merlots – the region is known for producing Australia’s best Merlot. When it comes to white wine, Leos like it crisp yet fruity. Leos drink more Riesling than any other star sign. They also enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris from the Marlborough region.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Unlike other star signs, Virgos dislike being the centre of attention. They are also kind, hardworking and are known to think analytically. NoosaStyleLiving

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Tauruses are known to be reliable, generous and practical, although they can also be self-indulgent, lazy and stubborn. Taurus is an earth sign, so it makes sense that they prefer a big, bold Shiraz wine from the Barossa Valley. They also drink more Merlot wine than any other star sign.The white wine drinking Taurus tends to prefer sipping on a Margaret River Chardonnay, or a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from the Hunter Valley.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)


Red wine drinking Virgos prefer an elegant, medium bodied Clare Valley Shiraz, while white wine drinking Virgos prefer a subtle Pinot Gris from South Australia. Of all the star signs, Virgos drink the most Sparkling Shiraz, a great Aussie sparkling red wine to enjoy with food. In other words, a practical bottle of bubbles, which is quite fitting to Virgos’ practical nature.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Aquarius(January 20 to February 18)

Aquarians are open minded, over thinkers, unpredictable and independent – they tend to be visionaries and leaders, and like to do things their own way. When it comes to their wine choices, Aquarians are big red wine drinkers, and more than half of Aquarians prefer Shiraz to any other wine varietal – which might come down to their need to analyse things and use their mind. Trying the endless range of Shiraz wines, the variety that Australia is famous for producing, keeps them on their toes.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Pisces are known to be generous, compassionate caring and faithful. They are more intuitive than other zodiacs, and often have an artistic talent. Pisces are big white wine drinkers, and are one of the top drinkers of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. They also have a soft spot for a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from Margaret River. When it comes to red wine, they enjoy a Cab Sav from Coonawarra, or a Cabernet blend from the Limestone Coast.



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It’s indisputable. The jewel in the crown on Noosa Hill, with sweeping filtered water views is an Annette Warner designed grand residence of unrivalled luxur y.

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One in Grand Design The new build was born out of a desire to embrace nature and the alluring northerly aspect with its backdrop of Laguna Bay, Noosa River and the North Shore coastline, by cantilevering concrete beams, to effectively hover over the natural environment.


he entrance with its smoked European oak-framed pivot door and honed natural limestone floors from Oman, is reminiscent of a boutique hotel. Take the lift and note the two over-generous loggias which blur the indoors and out. Be overwhelmed by the organic fluidity, form and function, and the sense of serenity which pervades throughout, and is enhanced by the quality of natural light. Fall in love. Instantly. continues next page... NoosaStyleLiving



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The dining space overlooks the plunge pool and sun deck, the stunning hand-blown glass pendant light is from the Czech Republic and the open-plan kitchen with Siemens appliances has a ceramic four metre long island bench top and the large adjacent utility space includes wine fridges. The lavish living spaces have European oak flooring and a feature wall houses the latest very impressive Escea gas fire. A Tuckeroo tree can be seen through the picture window. An over-sized master suite which enjoys a garden aspect, is complemented by a massive ensuite and walk-through robe. Upstairs suspended in the void is another very vogue Heracleum pendant and needless to say the views are postcard. There’s a second master suite, the calibre is equal to the first similarly the other two bedrooms which have ensuites, plus access to a loggia, sundeck and the centrally located library/television area. Custom-made and Australian-designed furniture, imported lamps, mirrors, rugs and other luxe accessories add romanticism. This trophy home on 1,320m2 of prime waterfront land is incomparable.

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At a glance 4 beds with ensuites Powder room Supersized garage Swimming pool Elevator with ocean views Ducted air conditioning Auto irrigation Study Escea fireplace Outdoor BBQ Security/intercom Sonos sound systems Inventory of furniture & accessories included

1 Natasha Ave NOOSA HEADS Price: $6.25m Property Type: House 4 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms 2 Garage 1 Pool Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 Tom Offermann 0412 711 888 Tiffany Wilson 0468 922 519 NoosaStyleLiving




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New to Noosaville... ROUGH LUXURY NOOSA At Rough Luxury Noosa, they pride themselves on bringing you a unique collection of vintage and industrial furniture, lighting and accessories along with a fantastic range of hand picked homewares. “In the disposable age we live in today, we feel it is important to fill our homes with things that not only will last a lifetime, but will retain and even increase in value over time.” says Nikki Rowe owner with husband Rubert. “That is why we are passionate about the vintage and industrial “Rough Luxe” style; not only it is the ultimate in recycling and reusing, but the pieces we sell only improve with age and use.” Rough Luxury stocks vintage industrial lamps and lighting, rustic tables and sideboards, butcher blocks, vintage chairs, antique mirrors, chests, glassware, architectural salvage and decorative odds and ends. They also have a range of contemporary homewares, from Weaver Green cushions and rugs (made from recycled plastic) to handmade candles. Rough Luxury Noosa Gateway Drive Noosaville



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Neverland Dining Table Contemporary and classy, the Neverland Dining Table is the ultimate item for sophisticated outdoor entertaining and indulging with the family this summer. Thin black framing provides a sleek and stylish appearance while the teak table surface imparts warmth and timelessness. Adore your outdoor space and be prepared to receive guests year-round with this magnificent piece. Available at Design Initial, Maroochydore, Brisbane, Gold Coast



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A luxurious retirement community, final stage now selling

The Beachgrass villa release features a limited range of architecturally-designed, modern and spacious villas available in 2 bedroom plus study options. Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club offers a premium retirement community lifestyle. At this vibrant and stylish community, you will enjoy access to facilities including a restaurant, resident’s bar, lap pool, bowling green, mini theatre, and gymnasium to name a few. There is also the added assurance of 24/7 care and support if and when you need it.


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Imagine waking to the sounds of the surf, watching dawn send shimmering rays over the Pacific Ocean, grabbing the board, kids and dog, opening the gate and being steps from the sand. It doesn't get any better.


onnecting to the beauty of the “national park-like” surrounds, this very private landholding of peerless stature, has views to make your heart beat faster. Affectionately designed by architect Emily McGuire, and constructed to every possible high standard, there’s a definite aesthetic sensibility beginning at the front door. Its bold metallic look complements the contemporary art pieces in the lofty-ceilinged, gallerystyle entrance and open plan living spaces implicitly.

Banks of windows and doors slide away to evoke layers of natural light and colour, maximise the majesty of the ocean and beach views, and invite the outdoors in, via numerous balconies, terraces and decks such as beside the pool. A princely alfresco entertaining area has a backdrop of a sub-tropical garden and a wood-fired pizza oven – the perfect culinary partner to the over-sized kitchen with its Miele appliances and walk-in pantry.

Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms and family-sized bathroom. (continues next pages)



Coveted beachside Belle at Sunshine...




Banks of windows and doors slide away to evoke layers of natural light and colour, maximise the majesty of the ocean and beach views




(continued from previous pages) Upstairs is truly remarkable. Textures both slick and sumptuous such as Tasmanian oak floors are most apparent in the grand master suite, which is the size of a luxurious one-bedroomed apartment. And yes, there is a living area, as well as a kitchenette, walkthrough robe, bathroom, study/office and balconies. All large, just like the ocean views. Another two bedrooms and a bathroom add largesse to the upper level. Another marvellous surprise is the lower level with its climate-controlled wine cellar, substantial home theatre with digital projector, games room, ‘boardroom’ and a handyman’s dream work-bench, plus bathroom facilities specially designed for those returning after a surf. “This casually sophisticated, yet laidback imposing family residence or holiday home, eschews the ordinary,” comment Tom Offermann Real Estate agents Luke Chen and Roark Walsh. “It’s coastal without seeming contrived. There’s simply nothing like it.” At a glance 3 driveway parks Ducted air-conditioning PABX telephone system LAN internet system

Back-to-base security system Auto water system Holding tank Marine grade BBQ Authentic wood-fired pizza oven

36 Seaview Terrace SUNSHINE BEACH Auction: Sunday 21 January 2018 12 Noon onsite Property Type: House 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Garage 1 Pool Tom Offermann Real Estate 92 Noosa Parade Noosa, Heads Ph. +61 7 5449 2500 Roark Walsh 0437 447 804 Luke Chen 0417 600 840



From the moment you enter the front portico of this villa, the tropical sanctuary appears. Hear the soft fountain bubbling, feel the cool breezes and enjoy the open plan design... All on ONE level.



Noosa Springs is not only renown for the international golf course and spa but also for the Tuscan architecture and lush manicured landscape of the residential villas which surround the fairways

For Sale by negotiation:

Noosa Springs Club House & Recreation facility • Open access to four ensuited bedrooms, • Use one bedroom as a study with Powder room if preferable • Lots of available builtin cupboard storage • Two car garage with storage and Adjacent cart garage and laundry • Established landscaping with monitored sprinkler system • Low maintenance, fresh paintwork • Split air-conditioning throughout • Wheel chair friendly • Pets are enjoyed and welcomed in all precincts • Body corporate fees are $7500 per annum with 10% discount for on time payment • 24 hour/7 day security from the gatehouse on entry • Golf course, Spa and Restaurant just a cart ride or short walk away All this situated just 10 minutes from the salubrious Hasting Street Noosa. Specialty shopping, a variety of restaurants to suit any palate, National Parks and beaches. Nothing more tempting.

The Benefits are numerous as follows: • • • • • •

One Level, Versatile Living with a North East Aspect Sold furnished as per inventory available Architect designed with louvred cross ventilation in all rooms to catch breezes Situated on an Internal Lot of 704m2 with 437m2 under roof and decks Enjoy the refreshing pool in summer surrounded by timber decking and shade In winter the warm cosy atmosphere is created by the open wood fireplace

The Kitchen has stone benches, ample cupboards and draws with European appliances • Breakfast bar runs the full length of the island bench • • • • • •

Dining can be formal or alfresco depending on the need at the time Lounging is suitable for open conversation Family room for quiet Independent reflection or chatting with friends Polished concrete in the open plan living dining and kitchen areas Carpeted floors in all bedrooms and tiled wet areas Undercover Bar B Q area overlooking the inground salt water pool

A lifestyle change is just waiting! For Sale by negotiation: Price: $1,739,000 Contact agent: Bron Collins Mob: 0407 492 824




Health, wellness and our stunning Queensland climate are what attract Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa residents to this contemporary and private Sunshine Coast haven – and it’s that irresistible sense of community that keeps them here.


ecently unveiled is the resort’s eight-rink undercover lawn bowls green. This facility

is world-class and a real drawcard for all residents - from those who like a social roll and a giggle to those who take their sport seriously and compete at championship level. A friend of Palm Lake Resort is Queensland state representative lawn bowler Julie Keegan who may be better known for representing Australia from 2006-2011 as well as being a gold medallist in the 2008 World Champion Fours

and World Team Ladies and Commonwealth Games silver medallist in 2010. Julie has personally played Palm Lake Resort lawn bowls greens and highly rates them, as well as the resorts themselves. "I would definitely consider a Palm Lake Resort for my husband and I one day down the track and have talked a lot about its benefits to our parents, children and lots of our friends," Julie says. Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa’s opulent Pavilion Recreational and Wellness Centre is another key facility at this coveted location. The Pavilion features a ten pin bowling alley, luxury movie cinema, café, bar and indoor heated lap pool. Beyond the indulgent Pavilion clubhouse, residents can be found enjoying the tropical resort-style swimming pool and spa, sauna and tennis courts. Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa home designs are architecturally designed with adventureseeking residents in mind. Large two-bedroom-plus-study homes feature extra long and wide RV garages and additional storage for those other ‘toys’ that make the next stage of life such an adventure. As well as the popular RV home designs, there are many other home designs on offer to suit all tastes. The easiest way to choose your best fit is to explore our stylish display homes and try on the Cooroy-Noosa lifestyle for yourself. Our door is always open!

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A night in Italy... Local artist, Helen Peel opened her solo exhibition 'La Dolce Vita' to the sounds of champagne corks popping and happy chatter from the throng of happy art lovers meandering through the Julia Carter Gallery in Noosaville, reminiscing about their trips through Italy. Helen's paintings offered rich portraits and life scenes that drew the viewer into the romance of Italy, and induced recollections of past passions and adventures.

Reimagined Australian Collection Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australia FREE ENTRY An exciting reimagining of the Australian collection opens this summer. Our curators, along with Director Chris Saines, have taken this rare opportunity to re-present the Gallery’s Australian art holdings, collected for more than 120 years, in new and innovative ways. The reconfigured spaces capture major historical moments from first contact to colonisation, and exploration to immigration. Bringing the Indigenous and contemporary Australian collections together with the Gallery’s historical holdings, the display emphasises stories about Queensland and Brisbane from the region’s own perspective. The Australian Collection is our first step towards returning the Queensland Art Gallery building, as closely as possible, to the intended vision of architect Robin Gibson AO, an expansive, open space with clear sightlines throughout, lending each gallery a beautiful sense of connectedness to the whole. The plan to open up the building enabled us to think of the space in an expansive way. Passersby in the Whale Mall will again be able to look down into the Gallery through our reopened windows. Bringing together art from different times and across cultures, we trace narratives of geography — as country, as landscape, as the place we live and work — and we share stories of traversal and encounter, of immigration, colonisation and the expatriate experience. Visit the Australian collection hub to delve into the stories and connections between the artists and artworks on display.



Art lovers rejoice... Internationally-acclaimed artist and proud local, Julia Carter held her latest exhibition, 'Magical Moments' to the delight of visitors to her gallery in Gateway Drive, Noosaville. Guests sipped on wine and nibbled on canapés as they wandered around the crisp white gallery, admiring Julia's new etherial direction, which has garnered a new audience for her awe-inspiring works.

NS ...he should have chosen the name Braveheart, as nothing daunted Weaver Hawkins...

‘The Pickers ‘ 1925 - Harold Weaver Hawkins When in Malta ,1927-1930 Harold Weaver Hawkins (born u.k. 1893-1977) stopped using his birth name in monogram form (H W H ) to sign his pictures, he chose instead the name RAOKIN, a name derived from a phonetic attempt by an Italian friend to spell Hawkins .


rom his life as an artist to that date, maybe he should have chosen Braveheart, as nothing daunted Weaver Hawkins. Following a wonderful 4 years studying fine art at Camberwell School of art in London, Harold and many like him, enlisted to fight in WW1. He served in a signals unit, and finally went into the first and most dangerous attack by the allies at the Somme. Harold was very badly wounded , and after 3 years of very painful surgery he recovered, but minus any use of his right arm, and


limited use of his left, and with both elbows missing .he then re trained himself to paint using his left hand. In september 1923 Harold married Rene Villiers, an English girl 10 years younger. With no art teaching work available in an expensive London, especially in those days as he was known as a cripple, the redoubtable couple took off on a journeyman painters world tour . France, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Java, Tahiti, New Zealand, and finally Harold Weaver Hawkins - Self Portrait arriving in Australia in 1935. Along the way Rene managed to give birth to two girls and a boy. The subject painting ‘ The Pickers ‘ was painted in 1925 in Sicily during a six week visit to the island, wedged between six months in Tuscany and almost 4 years in Malta. In Australia the family thrived, living for almost 30 years in Mona Vale in Sydney, and ‘Raokins' paintings exhibited widely provided a stable living up until his death in 1977. Since his death they have been much sought after by collectors. Also illustrated is a self portrait from 1967. It is titled ‘ A tribute to professor Hey Groves ‘. Professor Hey Groves the surgeon who took great care to ensure the young artist would be able to use his arm and hand to paint, after Harold had refused to have both arms amputated. Leigh Murphy 2017

FINE ART GALLERY None of this collection of paintings have been seen in an Auction Room in the past 30 years, with most having been bought privately. Pablo Picasso - Original

AND MANY MORE 4/41 Sunshine Beach Rd Also British and European works Noosa Junction All prices are below current Auction prices and all reasonable offers will be considered.

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a brush in one hand, a can of paint in the other Artist Michael Whitehead is living proof that success does come to those who give everything to their passion in life.


ince his passion for painting became a full-time career almost 20 years ago, Michael’s dynamic, layered abstracts have earned him a growing national and international reputation with galleries, collectors and art lovers. With scores of Michael Whitehead - Homeward Bound 200 x 150 cm


Julia Carter Gallery Art for Life…

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successful exhibitions already to his credit, this year Michael confined his painting largely to commissioned pieces and produced a record number of paintings for private and corporate clients all over Australia and New Zealand as well as Hong Kong, Germany, the US and the UK. Now back home after a long sojourn in his native England to his hinterland home and studio, Michael has been preparing a new body of work for show at Jive Art from late December. He says that on his trip he ‘indulged in visits to the places that musically and artistically I was drawn to in my youth. They say you can’t go back, but I did and it was even better than I imagined. Or maybe I just understand and appreciate it more now. The art scene in London was incredibly vibrant and it wasn’t just constrained to the major public and private Galleries. Even the street art was amazing!’. Michael has returned itching to put this inspiration to good use and noted that while that the

spark for a painting can come from many sources, it can be difficult to extend this into a coherent body of work without serious preparation and thought. He says, his travels, the Noosa National Park, the beaches, the river or long ride on his Harley through Queensland’s stunning country towns all feed into his work, but once he lays a blank canvas down, it is his mind and music that lets his brush truly soar. When not painting Michael indulges in his other love – buying and renovating houses with his wife Lorraine. While others do most of the work, Lorraine laughs that it can be hard to reign him in when he’s got a brush in one hand, a can of paint in the other and is facing a blank bedroom wall. So far though, he has contained his creativity to just the odd door mural or two. We say, lucky new owners! See Michael Whitehead’s art at Jive Art, 2 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.


Sea Creatures - Daniel Shenstone Romain

Shimmer Fish - Holly Grace

The Blue Lagoon - Brett Andrew

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Homeward - Michael Whitehead

Leaf Series - Holly Grace

Last Drop in the Ocean - Katherine Wood

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PLANT SOCIETY Create an indoor oasis for your urban space By Jason Chongue Published by: Hardie Grant Books $29.99 Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to care for and decorate your home with indoor plants. Author, stylist and plant cultivator Jason Chongue thinks we often forget the need for greenery in our lives. They soothe harsh lines and blur the boundaries between one surface and another. Jason sees plants as having a relationship between what we create and where we come from - a connection with earth. Plants remind us that our living spaces rely on more than man-made elements. Indoor gardening has never been so easy!

REDEMPTION POINT By: Candice Fox Published by: Bantam Australia $32.99 When former police detective, Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting 13-yr-old Claire Bingley, he popped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father. Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out, and if Ted doesn't help find the real abductor - he'll be its first casualty. The perfect amount of thrill and suspense for Summer reading.

MORE GREAT PROPERTIES OF COUNTRY VICTORIA THE WESTERN DISTRICT'S GOLDEN AGE By: Richard Allen and Kimbal Bakery Published by: MUP RRP $59.99 Return to the great mansions of the Western District with this book of remarkable histories and stunning photography. This fascinating book, a sequel to the bestselling Great Properties of Country Victoria, takes us into the private world of thirteen more notable properties. Through their histories we follow their fortunes - extraordinary tales of risk and reward- and through the photographs see the splendour



of great homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored. It'ss a tribute to the past and present owners who have so painstakingly preserved their properties’ heritage.

PEOPLE VS ALEX CROSS By: James Patterson Published by: Penguin Random House The charges are explosive. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong wide of the law before. Now he's charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood. Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops, who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defence. But what will the jury think the same?!

HAUNTED By: James Patterson & James O. Born Published by: Penquin Random House You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. Detective Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him - and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague.

DON'T LET GO By: Harlan Coben Published by: Penguin Random House Big secrets can little lies can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town - in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey detective, Napoleon 'Nap' Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks, and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love f his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For 15 years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And, now it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for.


LIVE Theatre


There's a Light…

Rocky Horror

Craig McLachlan is returning to his Helpmann Award-winning role as Frank N Furter in the perennial rock'n'roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show.


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Stories to make you laugh a little, sigh a little and cr y a little. Stories with the widest possible variety, from pantomime to engage the wide-eyed youngest, to plays holding a mirror to Australian society, to giving a voice to new playwrights—from outrageously entertaining to heartfelt tribute.

udiences and critics alike were won over by Craig's exuberant (and deliciously camp) portrayal of the 'mad' scientist (come party boy), and the love affair with the media and audiences continues. From the moment Craig hits the stage to thunderous applause - in his black fishnets, high heels, and sexy undies - he simply oozes charm, cheekiness, with a good pinch of evil ostentatiousness thrown in for good measure. With every flirtatious wink, sideways look and flick of his tongue across his rouged lips, Craig McLachlan becomes the masterful and flamboyant (yet slightly insecure) Frank N Furter. With a soundtrack that has stood the test of time and still gets the audience singing along in their seats - The Rocky Horror Show is as relevant and entertaining today as it was 42 years ago. I can't think of any other show that has run as long, or created such a cult following. And, if you haven't guessed by now that I'm a Rocky Horror Show tragic - you haven't been paying attention. I even made the trip to Sydney in 2015 for the 40th Anniversary production and managed to sit in the front row, so that I could enjoy every word, look and feather. So give yourself over…to absolute pleasure as we 'do the Time Warp' again in Brisbane. Venue: QPAC from 18th January. Brisbane Bookings: or phone 136 246

Pirates of the Panto Star ts Januar y 6th 2018

Visit for further information and to download a 2017 program guide. 163 Weyba Road, Noosaville Phone: 07 5449 9343 Email:



Short trips



Queensland is truly the gift that keeps on giving - and this Summer is no exception, as the latest and greatest products are hot, hot, hot. From a world-class exhibition, a renovated Queenslander turned bar, to 'glamping' on the world's second largest sand island, have yourself a merry little Christmas, Queensland style! 1: Back to their roots


Tapping into 270 generations of Gugu Badhun creation stories that have helped define the remote Kinrara National Park, husband and wife duo, Callum and Robin O'Brien, along with Callum's brother Shane, have launched Kinrara Expeditions – a five-day, four-night stunning outback Queensland adventure four hours south west of Cairns. Operating from their 70,000-acre MacEacherns Camp cattle station, each tour takes up to 12 guests staying in one of 10 low impact double tents that come with large private deck, high-quality innerspring mattresses, crisp white linen and enchanting views of the Burdekin River. Callum customises the tour (and menu) depending on the group's preferences, making stops at the Atherton Tablelands and Mount Garnet on the four-hour 4WD convoy out to the station. After the Welcome to Country, guests can opt into guided walks - some in footsteps of the Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt, kayak trips on the lush waterways, mountain biking, helicopter rides to Australia's youngest volcano to explore its secret lava tubes, fishing, or just sitting at the lake's edge and watching the rich biodiversity of kangaroos, emus and 60 bird species on the property. Tours depart from Cairns or Townsville and bookings are now open for an April to October season. For more info:

2: Island in the sun


No stranger to jaw-on-the-floor reactions from those on its scenic flights over Heart Reef and the Whitsunday islands, Air Whitsundays, has a new Palm Bay Escape package that takes travellers on a breathtaking aerial journey over the Whitsundays before landing in the calm bay of Long Island, the closest island to the mainland with box-office views to the Whitsunday Passage and the Coral Sea. Guests will spend six hours immersed in a rainforest national park with activities on offer like tennis, kayaking, snorkelling the fringing reefs, fishing, or lazing by the pool with a complimentary arrival drink and a $30 lunch voucher. Flights depart from and return to Whitsunday Airport and rates for adults and kids is $295, while infants travel free. For more info:

3: (Re)newed kid on the block


Say 'welcome home' to your new favourite bar in Brisbane: Little Big House. The iconic Queenslander on Grey Street, a trademark feature of South Brisbane, has transformed itself into one of the city's biggest party destinations and is the newest project from Solotel (the company behind Riverbar & Kitchen and ARIA Restaurant). The heritage-listed Queenslander has been raised to allow for endless house party vibes downstairs while keeping its verandas perfectly intact on the upper level. Palm trees, foliage and fairy lights are throughout the venue to encapsulate the feel of long summer nights. Open from Friday 1 December, 7 days a week until late. For more info:

4: Camp your style in the environ-tent There's now an even better reason to get back to nature this Summer. Minjerribah Camping has launched the newest innovation in 'glamping' with 12 sustainable Eco Tents at the picturesque Adder Rock on North Stradbroke Island (or 'Straddie' as it's affectionately known by locals). Sheltered amongst the natural bushland, the tents are central to a patrolled beach (during holiday periods), amenities, local restaurants, shops and tour operators. Feel at home with quality bedding, exterior decking, furnishings, full electric powering and storage facilities. With nine tents for couples and three family size options, Eco Tent rates start from $149 per night available for hire from 11 December. For more info:




On the river


Once thought of as a quiet riverside precinct, Noosaville has grown and evolved into a small, friendly metropolis of fabulous cafĂŠs and restaurants, and boasting an eclectic mix of stunning shopping opportunities for savvy consumers.


rom sunrise to sunset along the park that runs adjacent to the Noosa River (known as the 'golden mile') you'll see a passing parade of people walking their dogs, others taking the time to amble along watching the boats as they motor or sail past; devotees of tai chi and yoga carefully going through their movements; and others enjoying a quiet cup of coffee with friends; while mothers and holiday makers take their little ones for a walk or ride under the bowers of towering trees. Along the foreshore, helpful information centre staff will book tours for you to visit Fraser Island (the world's largest sand island, and home to Australia's purest dingos), as well as trips to the mystical Everglades, or themed cruises. With playgrounds and exercise equipment, as well as electric barbecues, and

covered table and bench seating positioned around the area, it is the perfect place for a family get together. The carefree nature of the area is mirrored by the gentle wings of the pelicans as they soar high above before coasting in to the shoreline in search of the prime position for sleeping or checking out the chance of catching a fish down below; as those wishing to spend some time on the water hire kayaks, paddle boards, small boats and pontoons from the local boat shed operators. If not so inclined, you can still enjoy the river by hopping aboard the ferry for a leisurely cruise. All this and only 10 minutes drive from Hastings Street. What are you waiting for?





Photo: Owen Lyell

The Australian Body Art Festival Australia’s premier body art event ttracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas to compete over 2 days in front of over 7,000 spectators! In addition to the extraordinary body art, visitors can expect a feast of other entertainment including wearable art, street performers, fabulous food stalls and music to groove to. There are also parades at the completion of each day. The event is a


community event run by volunteers and is free for spectators. Where is it? This free event is being held in the heart of Noosa Country, at Mill Place in Cooroy. Cooroy is only a 20-minute drive from Noosa Heads or an hour and a half from Brisbane. 2017 was the first time the event is held at this location (previously held in Eumundi from 2009 to 2015) and it was a fantastic success with amazing feedback from artists, models, community, sponsors and spectators. We know it will continue

to grow in future years. When is it? Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April and will be a “Festival of Colour” drawing together cutting-edge artists from around the globe, who will create masterpieces before your eyes using the human body as their inspiration – and canvas! Early bird entry fees apply for all registrations before 1 February 2017.

What’s on at the Butter Factory Nostalgia – Sunshine 60 & Better Inc. Fri 8– Fri 22 Dec 2017 Barbara Ziolek, Nostalgia

Fri 19 Jan. – Tues 20 Feb. 2018 Carol Watkins, Waterworld, Ceramic, 2017. Helen Saint-Smith, Looking North, Acrylic, 2017.

Five Angles - Jeanne O’Neill, Katy Drake, John Drake, Angharad Drake & Reuben Drake Friday 8 Dec 17 – Tues 16 Jan 2018 Jeanne O’Neill, Untitled Acrylic on Canvas 2017

Eye View- Captured Images – Ruth Horton Friday 19 Jan. – Tuesday 20 Feb. 2018 Ruth HORTON, “Brolgas”, 2017

Her Show – Christine Mellor Friday 8 Dec 2017 – Tue 16 Jan 2018 Christine Mellor, 2017, Verdronken, Oil and resin Shapes and Scapes - Helen Saint-Smith, Carol Watkins



Burls of Australia – John Willis Fri 19 Jan. – Tues 20 Feb. 2018 John Willis, Untitled, Wood Burl, 2017 Untethered – Arts Connect Inc. Frid 23 Feb. – Tues 3 April 2018 Arts Connect Inc.

Nostalgia Barbara Ziolek.

Butter Factory Arts Centre Ruth HORTON, “Brolgas”, 2017

11A Maple Street, Cooroy 4563 Open: Tues. to Sun. 10am – 3pm, closed Mondays P: 07 5442 6665 Facebook and Instagram: @butterfactoryartscentre

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Noosa STYLE magazine SUMMER 2017 edition  

Over 18 years providing locals in Noosa and visitors to our beautiful part of the world, the salt, the sand and the green surrounding. All t...

Noosa STYLE magazine SUMMER 2017 edition  

Over 18 years providing locals in Noosa and visitors to our beautiful part of the world, the salt, the sand and the green surrounding. All t...