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LO Studios was proud to present a night full of fine food and fabulous drinks recently, when they held the exhibition launch for international talent, Michael Bond. His new show titled ‘Cherish’ - a celebration of what we cherish most - was adorned with red dots from eager purchasers. Michael is local to the Sunshine Coast, and his abstract, ethereal works feature in many private collections around the world. - and most recently featured on The Block, in Bianca and Carla’s living room.

Santa’s Classy Helpers Fashions on the Water Lorraine Kenway, owner of Noosa’s Classy Lady boutique and Classy Lady on Gibson is also the dynamo behind Santa’s Classy Helpers, a dedicated group of women who fundraise all year round, to ensure that 300 disadvantaged families can have a Christmas to remember each year. With the annual ‘Christmas shopping day’ fast approaching for the families, the group held a final fundraising Fashion Luncheon at The Boathouse Restaurant in Noosaville, where 150 women turned out in all their finery, to share the dining delights, a glass or three of wine - and watch the new season offerings of fabulous clothing and swimwear from Lorraine’s boutiques paraded by ‘real’ women.

POETA ART OPENING There is nothing better than sharing a glass of crisp Rosé with like-minded art lovers, as you wander around the gallery. It allows everyone the opportunity to view and discuss the works of art in all their glory. Guests at the opening night were treated to a superb selection of tasty morsels to complement both the wine and the artworks. Possibly not in that order.



STELLA ARTOIS SENSORIUM... ar Rococo Guests at the Stella Artois Sensorium held recently at Rococo Bistro Noosa, in the ever-bustling Hastings Street, were treated to an inspired, four course luncheon designed by Melbourne’s acclaimed chef David Moyle, who was previously the co-owner of Tasmania’s famed Franklin Restaurant. David’s menu was designed to showcase our local Queensland bounty and demonstrate David’s passion for sustainable produce. - Add to this a never-ending supply of Stella Artois, and it’s no wonder there were so many men escorting their lovely ladies to the Friday luncheon. As glasses and bottles clinked and the dishes were devoured, we noticed that they clock was ticking away and nobody seemed the slightest bit interested in going home.

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Another year has come and gone…

T Editor/ Publisher Kaylene Murray

he last few months has seen Australia ravaged by fires, but it has also brought out the best in people as well. Those who have put their lives on-the-line to assist and support other - first responders, neighbours and total strangers. We never know how strong we are until something catastrophic comes along to test us. And, then we realise that we have it within ourselves to help others wherever possible; maybe only in a small way, but as we all know - every little bit helps. And, all those little bits add up to something much greater than those parts. It is with this in mind that I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas season, and a brighter and cooler New Year. For those in need, you can be sure that there are many groups out there, helping to ensure that you have a merry festive season as well. Once again, Noosa’s own Santa’s Classy Helpers is holding their annual shopping day for 300 referred ‘families in need’ at The J; as well as, extra presents and food for the struggling, farming community of Jericho, thanks to the support of drivers from Tewantin Lions Club, who will travel for 3 days each way to deliver those precious goods. There have been so many losses of our precious wildlife that I know all the carers will be needing assistance and goods. Please make it your resolution this year to help wherever you can.

As you deck the halls and plan your festive season celebrations, take time to think about how you can help others in the following year; from a kind word for a stranger - to finding extra time for your family and friends. And, please be sure to include asking RUOK into your conversations this coming year, to ensure that all those we love are with us for the long run. This season, within our pages we bring you an inspired selection of beautiful clothes and accessories; fabulous food and wines; toys and interior living; stunning properties and all the news on what’s happening around Noosa. We also talk to Australian dancer Kym Johnson about her life on stage; skateboarding coach Mat Chigwidden (Chiggy) about mentoring the young; young film-makers Sabby and Fisch Rasy talk about their company Pluggas. We wish all our loyal readers, advertisers, family and friends - a very Happy Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. And, we look forward to continuing to bring you the best our region has to offer in 2020. Raise a glass of Champagne or your favourite tipple, and toast to the promise of things to come, happiness, love, friends and family - and long life!

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A vision for Noosa... More community participation...

MP Life


Noosa Style! Summer 2019


ut to get there it needs more concerted action – engaging the community in all its diversity. It’s what I’ve been working for during my four years on Noosa Council, as I’ve attempted to open up the council to the community, get the information flowing and create an environment where everybody is pitching in. After all, that’s the only way to build a productive, cohesive community. Under the watchful eyes of its people, Noosa will continue to maintain its beautiful natural environment, its architectural uniqueness, and will grow as a welcoming and inclusive community. By encouraging and clearing the obstacles to business endeavour, Noosa’s economy - at present somewhat narrowly based - will expand and diversify, developing a robustness strong enough to avoid the worst effects of economic downturn. Village centres will have multi-use zoning – combining a blend of residential, commercial, retail and leisure elements - and be vibrant walkable places to live, work and play. Transport, traffic and parking – currently areas of concern - will be efficiently engineered and managed with council resources evenly and rationally shared across all parts of the Shire. Noosa will successfully combine a thriving property market, which it has now, with housing affordability for workers and low income families, which it needs. The region will increasingly experience impacts of climate change including bush fires, sea level rises, storms, flooding and erosion. Well-resourced action will be taken to prevent damage, to minimise impacts on people and their homes, and to assist people who may be seriously affected. With the new international airport and the population of Sunshine Coast Council increasing by 65% to 495,000 over 20 years and Noosa growing by just 16% to 63,000, the challenge will be to welcome visitors while maintaining a distinctive community. Amongst other things, this will require more effective transport and traffic management and greater collaboration between the Sunshine Coast’s two Councils. Noosa’s council will take a fair and compassionate approach towards residents and their businesses. It will be consultative and responsive in solving people’s problems, fully transparent in decision-making, set priorities on the basis of real community needs and understand how to maintain an engaged and harmonious community. Noosa Shire will be a diverse, prosperous and well governed community that is fully informed and engaged. And it will remain a paradise.

Sandy Bolton MP Independent Member for Noosa


hhh a Noosa Christmas – is there anything better? Sandy toes, salty kisses from the grandies, exploring and delighting in pristine views, river journeys and vibrant hospitality, and of course fab food! Did I mention the scent of tea tree blossom, that waft of pure relaxation, and being with loved ones? Bliss on its way, but not quite yet!!

This Christmas season differs slightly from last year for this MP. Yes, there is the frenzy of last sittings, wonderful community celebrations and playing Santa’s offsider visiting our matriarchs and patriarchs at our care homes. There is the clean-up, chasing Departments before they close on any outstanding matters, collating the year for the annual mailout ‘Connect’, and compiling the survey, which requires a crystal ball to assess what may come into Chamber in the next 12 months! And there is the gratitude, reflection and appreciation, for all that we have, for those who have made our world, and those we miss. What is different this year is that we have gone through two disasters in two months, and both times were blessed in more ways than many would realise. Bushfires or wildfires are traumatic, not only from the immediate impacts that included evacuation, but from the ‘afterwards’. For Noosa, as well across QLD who are being impacted by these catastrophic events, our front liners were more than heroic. These first responders, many of them volunteers, worked tirelessly, pushing through physical and mental exhaustion to save us, our homes and our loved ones. From urban to auxiliary and rural fire brigades, QLD Parks & Wildlife, Police and other Emergency Services such as SES, through to our water bombers who became our sky ‘angels’. As well the Noosa Council team, Local Disaster Management Group and hundreds of incredible volunteers who

assisted at the evacuation and recovery centres, fed, cared for and comforted evacuees with their furry families. To name just a few -, Lion’s, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and also our wildlife groups who formed an army to recover our injured buds. Then there was the selfless support from individuals and local businesses, who gave, both during and after, including hosting GoFundMe pages for our two families who lost their homes. What an effort. A caring, committed community who during both disasters, pulled out all stops. There were many touching stories, including first responders who fed and watered pets and livestock at evacuated properties, a 93year old evacuee who made light of her first ever experience sleeping on a floor mattress, and yes, being awarded a pair of ‘evacuation undies’, which brought much laughter, and tears? So this Christmas, I have only one wish. That we all take a moment to reflect on not what has been lost, but what was saved, and gifted. To give thanks for the sacrifices made by so many, and how blessed we are to have them in our world. And to consider contributing in any way we can, if not doing so already, to others and our volunteer organisations whether that be our time, or a simple hug. Okay, being the festive season, can I add in one more wish? That you have a beautiful Christmas with the ones that you love, furry or otherwise! Until 2020, to all readers, blessings, stay safe and #fireready, and enjoy this precious time wherever, and whoever, you are with! Oh, and don’t forget to grab our annual Connect for updates from the whole year, complete with THAT survey! Merry C hristmas everyone

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Versatility, for Kym Johnson, comes in much more than her ability to switch between the foxtrot, the tango and the samba.

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How Sydney native Kym Johnson is combining dance duties with entrepreneurial interests, and the small matter of bringing up two children.


he Dancing with the Stars performer, who grew up in Sydney and regularly returns to Noosa and the Gold Coast for holidays, has an unmistakable passion for dance and performance, but has happily segued into the celebrity sports world – through her engagement to Shane Watson a few years back – and has even released her own fitness DVD. The 43-year-old is also outspoken about parenting issues. Indeed, shortly after giving birth to twins Hudson and Haven – with billionaire husband Robert Herjavec – Kym announced the importance of her kids having an Australian upbringing. “Moving to America was great in terms of career, and clearly I still have a lot going on there, but you are only ever truly rooted to who you are and where your recent family come from, and obviously I want my kids to feel Australian.

“Being Australian, to me, means being confident, brave; it means standing up for yourself, perhaps taking a slightly different perspective on life to others, but always being fiercely proud of what you do. I can’t think of many other better values to live by!” Indeed, when stardom really began to ascend after the first few series of Dancing with the Stars from 2004 onwards, the call of America proved too difficult to refuse. “I think moving abroad for me was clearly a sensible career move, but when you’ve spent so long in one country, all those conventions and habits become so embedded. When you rock up somewhere else, it’s often not the big differences that hit you, but more the little things like unusual foods, strange TV and even road signs. “I think you know when you’ve become accustomed to somewhere because you accept those things without noticing them, but it does take a long time.” continues next page...



the 1998 Australian Dancesport Championships, and subsequently never looked back in terms of her pursuit of success and self-accomplishment.


“I think, like a lot of people who have excelled in a certain field, it’s often a combination of hard work and good luck. I would never deny I had lucky breaks along the way and, on another day, things might have turned out very differently. What I do know though is I have invested blood, sweat and tears into finding a niche and driving a career forward, and if I can offer just one piece of advice, it’s that hard work really does pay off in the end.” Kym return to Oz this year enabled her to act as both host and choreograph in The Real Dirty Dancing, the Seven Network reality show which comes about exactly a decade after the sad passing as Patrick Swayze, the original dirty dancer. “It’s incredible to think we have been without Patrick for a whole 10 years, but it just goes to show the measure and the influence he had, given the fact we’re are still referencing that iconic film. Once Fame died away, the Eighties had been a bit of a slow decade for dance movies, but Patrick and his brilliant cast changed all that, and that credit lives on. “While we all go about things in different ways, the end result comes back to a love of dance. For me, there are few things in life that look or feel better.”

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ym, whose surname is now officially Herjavec upon her marriage back in July 2016, is clearly now in that second phase. Her stint with Dancing with the Stars US has now broached 15 series, during which time she’s swayed, swivelled and swung in the arms of dance partners including Jerry Springer, David Arquette and Mr T. She’s also won the series twice, with Donny Osmond, in 2009, and again two years later when matched with Hines Ward. While she retains other business interests in the States – such as her The Bod fitness studio located in Beverly Hills – you sense there is a real desire to reconnect with as much Southern Hemisphere life as possible. “I think children are brilliant for slowing down and resetting – they are a perfect way for you to begin to assess what are and what aren’t the important things in life. “Of course it’s true I want to be successful and feel as if I am really part of growing a fitness, health and wellbeing movement, along with so many other brilliant businesses; but really, nothing is more pivotal to my happiness than my two children, so it becomes an easy decision to make when the options are family life or work.” For Kym, it is all a long way from spending hours and hours every week as a youngster in Sydney dance studios. As a 12-year-old, and having already been dancing of nine of those years, she won



KYM JOHNSON QUICK FIRE Q&A Q: You’ve always praised your husband Robert as being a key driver for your business projects, right? KYM: Definitely. He is a businessman by trade, and so shrewd. Really, I feel as though we come from different sides of the equation but can complement each other perfectly. I have the creative inspiration, he puts numbers and spreadsheets behind it all in telling me if the plans will work! What I love about him is not just the fact he is inspiring at every turn; he’ll also tell me straight if I’m letting my mind run away with me. Honesty really is the best policy! Q: Any plans for Christmas? KYM: As usual, we are looking to relax, take time out and kick back for a while. It’s never that easy, but

it does feel more important than ever to do that now the kids are the ages they are. They are just beginning to understand there is something special going on, and it makes it so magical as a parent to see your kids being inspired and engaged by the same things that made your own childhood special. Q: Would you want them to follow in your own footsteps? KYM: I think it’s a great industry to be in, but the work it takes to get anywhere is absolutely mind-blowing. Of course I want them to grow up to be people who appreciate the real value of investing in a hobby or a career choice, but at the same time I don’t want them to drive themselves so hard that they lose the satisfaction, and that is often the danger with creative or dramatic arts. Ultimately, this is all a long time in the future, but generally speaking, whatever makes them happy will make me happy.





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The mid-November announcement by former barrister Clare Stewart to challenge incumbent Noosa mayor Tony Wellington for his job has further excited even this normally animated Shire. Just as the community was beginning to wonder whether there would be a contest at the mayoral election next March, there emerged a formidable candidate to make a real race of it. By Keith Jackson


lare’s back story is powerful, different and extraordinary. One brisk winter’s morning in 2000, she was on her usual 10 km daily jog in Sydney’s eastern suburbs when she was struck by a garbage truck and pinned beneath it for 37 minutes in a struggle to survive. The bright young Queensland graduate in business and law had only recently moved from Brisbane to Sydney to build a foundation for her legal career. Now, in one shocking moment, that – and much more – seemed to have disappeared. The surgeon who first saw Clare in the intensive care unit later remarked on camera that the injuries were so horrific she looked like someone he’d normally find in the “anatomical dissecting room of a morgue”. Clare remained in an induced coma for almost three days and, when she regained consciousness, her first question was to ask her parents if she still had legs. “Yes,” they said, “but….” Her recovery was long and painful. Clare would

Can Clare Stewart become Noosa’s next mayor?

housing, public transport and other pressures in a community known to have high expectations of its local government. “Sad that council are happy to waste so much time, money and energy on issues that don’t serve the community,” said leading local businessman Adrian Reed. “Clare’s an outstanding candidate. 100% support from us.” “Sounds from what I’ve read so far she has the makings!” observed a down to earth Alastair MacNaughton on social media, while Kim McCosker raved, “That’s fantastic - every council needs smart, committed women.” Clare Stewart is every inch a compelling candidate. A smartlydressed, well-spoken and gently humorous woman with a steady gaze and a straightforward manner, she already shows a remarkable grasp of local issues and a preparedness to address them. She is responding to questioners and lobbyists on her ClareForNoosaMayor Facebook page, dealing with topics ranging from short term letting (a big issue in Noosa right now), toxic chemicals and legalities around jetties. “I love the feedback and passionate debate,” Clare says, revealing that she will launch a full policy document in mid-February well ahead of the council election. “The policies will show how Noosa can better facilitate environmentally sustainable improvements and an expansion of services for our local community, things the council seems to be besieged with right now. “And we need to embrace and better support the local businesses

Community-facing lawyer announces her bid ultimately have 37 operations over 10 years. For the first three years, her mother Noelene – down from Queensland - stayed in Sydney with her while she recovered. Clare’s story of the battle to save her legs, get walking again and become a wife, mother and barrister is told outstandingly in her memoir, ‘Standing On My Own Two Feet’; a book acclaimed by best-selling author Peter FitzSimons as “an inspiring tale about an extraordinary woman overcoming staggering adversity”. And so now for the Noosa mayoral election. “Our community needs a voice and I’m here to listen,” Clare said, announcing her candidature. “I want to lead a transparent council accountable to the ratepayers of the Noosa Shire, ratepayers who need to be heard.” Since the announcement, Clare has lost no time in meeting with local residents and business people. “I believe this community’s best interests are served through a mayor who delivers community services, protects our natural environment, supports business, and leads an open, accountable and transparent council,” she says. The announcement that Noosa had such a capable woman candidate for mayor was met with great excitement and speculation in the Shire, where the performance of the Wellington council has been coming under increasing critical scrutiny as it struggles to implement an agenda to effectively deal with traffic, business, tourism,

that are the backbone of our community and economy. And she repeats: “Our community needs a voice and I’m here to listen,” and adds, “And I’m here to act.”





Belinda Herford’s 14th solo exhibition titled “The Eighth Dimension” Artist Belinda Herford at her recent successful exhibition. It is an 8 piece conversation about space, perception and vectors.

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Winners are grinners… The winner of the Bloomhill Charity Auction Mercedes Raffle, Bernadette Farnell, was all smiles when she received her fabulous prize, a Mercedes A-180 Hatch from Andrew Laing at Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast, and Bloomhill CEO Chris Franck. Second prize a $1,000.00 Fuel Voucher donated by Steve Amos of Aussie World Garage, was won by James Ussher, who happens to be a Bloomhill client. Jim was extremely excited by his win, as it came on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of his stem cell transplant. This year’s charity auction raised a staggering $100,000.00 for the ongoing support of services and therapies.



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NOOSA SUMMER SWIM 2020 12.00am Saturday 1 February 2020 12.00am Sunday 2 February 2020

The Noosa Summer Swim weekend festival has a range of ocean swim distances for all abilities in the beautiful waters off Noosa’s Main Beach. There are events from junior to the 5.0km Noosa Grand Prix where seasoned swimmers can push their limits alongside current Australian representative swimmers. Join thousands of Queenslanders and special guests for a huge weekend of sun, surf and swims on Noosa Main Beach.




Australia’s premier body painting event and it is taking place in Cooroy on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April at Apex Park. With a theme this year of “Time Travel” it is sure to offer up art to delight the senses!


12.00am Saturday 22 February 2020 12.00am Sunday 1 March 2020

The Noosa Festival of Surfing celebrates the joy of surfing in the beautiful waves off Noosa’s First Point. It’s nine days of beautiful waves, boards, beaches and surfing.

2.00Am Thursday 14 May 2020 12.00Am Sunday 17 May 2020

Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, dinners with celebrity chefs, live cooking demonstrations, delicious produce, craft beers or a party under the stars, there’s something for everyone in the 2020 program. Noosa Woods, Noosa Heads QLD

winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. Now Universal Pictures and Working Title’s CATS will hit the big screen, in a most-unexpected adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical, with an amazing cast including James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo and Taylor Swift. In cinemas Boxing Day.


Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.


The festival is presented by the Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris. www.noosafestivalofsurfing



One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, ‘CATS’ received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981—where it played for 21 record-breaking years, and almost 9,000 performances. The groundbreaking production based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” was the

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Namaste & welcome to an unforgettable Holi Festival, Textiles and Temple Tour‌ 4th-18th March 2020 Richi Gurjar of Geeta Tours and Travels, Rajasthan, in conjunction with Di Mills of Design Tribe Co. Eumundi, invite you to celebrate the vibrant cultural, traditional, spiritual diversity, and magic of India.


apturing the spirit of its enduring landscape and people, learn time-honoured textile techniques, visit iconic world heritage sites and historical forts. Experience life in rural villages, explore ancient monuments, sacred temples, enjoy Ayurveda treatments, traditional raga music and dance. Stay in marbled luxury at traditional Haveli style hotels, feast on sumptuous Indian cuisine, mouth watering sweets, heartwarming chai, and delicious sweet lassi. It’s time to come celebrate the colourful Holi festivities and holy cows! Tour Price per person - excluding airfares is $3500pp twin share/ double or another $1400 for own room. This tour is offered exclusively to a limited number of 10 people on a first in first serve basis, we welcome first time or return visitors to bring a friend, or significant other to share in the magic.

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y a d r u t a S y a d i r F y a d s e Wedn eumundi... Eumundi Square… The perfect Friday escape...

Unlike other market days, the township of Eumundi on Friday appears to be a sleepy country town, but underneath the slumbering mantle lies a warm and welcoming environment full of free and ample, no restrictions parking; a state-of-the-art playground, sidewalk cafés, restaurants, Joe’s Waterhole offering ‘free beer tomorrow’, the iconic Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, a museum exhibiting images and artifacts spanning back to the pre-World Wars years, and huge memorial trees. Most of Eumundi is wheelchair friendly. Friday at Eumundi ambiance lends itself to organising a picnic in Caplick Park perhaps together with a leisurely walk around the historic township located 15 minutes drive west of Noosa Heads and 90 minutes north of Brisbane. Sitting adjacent to the huge RV and market car park, Eumundi Square at Napier Road is open every Friday 8.30 until 2pm with 100 of the best market- businesses available, an animal farm in place from 9am until 12 noon, a large cubby house and picnic place for little people to enjoy, and live music. You can also pick-up a ‘no cost’ trader Discount VIP Card to use on your Friday shopping extravaganza, freely available from the administration office in the large rotunda in the centre of the Square. You can then use it on any Friday within the Eumundi Square complex.

So, whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe this season, find some antique silver, pearls, handmade jewellery or accessories for updating your home, maybe something for the children and grandchildren, even your hairy children - you’ll be surprised at just what is on offer to savvy shoppers. And, with fresh juices and tempting food and coffee available to consume, with ample seating available, you needn’t worry about craving nourishment midshopping experience! The very popular Wednesday and Saturday markets at Eumundi Square are open from 7.30 until 2pm. Definitely the best day you’ll ever spend perusing the eclectic mix of traders shops and stands.



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t e e r t S s g n i t s a I c o n i cH Noosa Heads has long been regarded as a fashion mecca for visitors from around Australia and overseas. Travellers to the region come with only one thought in mind - to release their ‘inner fashionista’ in the high-end fashion boutiques and local stores that offer worldclass designer wear, intriguing local creations, and beautiful resort and beachwear.

and visitors alike, find there’s plenty of time to browse the bookshops for their holiday reading choices; try on some locally designed jewellery and accessories, or spend time in the local art galleries. Time moves at a slower pace in Noosa. Bay Village is perfectly positioned in the middle of Hastings Street, offering visitors a selection of casual dining options, whether its an early morning coffee to start your day, a quick snack on the run before hitting the surf, or a leisurely luncheon with friends and family. Upstairs you’ll find the new Hop & Vine Bar and restaurant,


t may be the smallest in space, but Dianas of Noosa stocks the biggest names in luxury shoes in the world… Stuart Weitzman label from New York, is the brand royalty and movie stars wear, and Rhonda Bedford the owner of Dianas of Noosa personally buys the seasons range from the Milan Shoe Fair in Italy each September. With only a handful of retailers selling the brand customers from all over Australia visit each year to see the latest range of shoe and bag designs. Another favourite brand of old and new customers is Arche from France. Well known throughout the world as one of the most comfortable and long wearing brands. AGL, Baldinini and Gardenia, round out some of the brands stocked exclusively which makes a ‘must visit’ for holiday makers visiting Noosa. Which is also why Rhonda has such a loyal following of longtime customers. Many of whom have been coming to the Hastings Street iconic shoe boutique for the full 25 years. Many tourist make the store their first port-of-call, when they arrive in Noosa - firstly to check that Rhonda is still there, and secondly to ensure they have first choice of the new styles. Rhonda mused that there was no social media presence back in 1994 - where now they have ever-changing Facebook and Instagram pages showcasing the latest styles. And ecstatic customers are always eager to ‘click’ and show-off their new purchases to friends. Next time you’re in Bay Village on Hastings Street, be sure to drop in and check out the beautiful offerings, and say hello to Rhonda and her professional staff, who are always there to help with fittings and advice.

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oosa’s iconic Hastings Street is a beautiful, tree-lined boulevard, boasting a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that is a magnet for visitors, who love our cornucopia of cosmopolitan cafés, al fresco dining and restaurants, and designer shopping opportunities - with a backdrop of the pristine blue ocean, seaside pathway and surfing beach. Noosa Council has worked hard over the years to ensure the low-rise profile of the town has not changed, and guarantee that our precious beachside town will never become a metropolis. Surrounded by the calm waters of Laguna Bay, Noosa National Park and the ever-tranquil Noosa River, it’s no wonder Noosa Heads is a favourite holiday destination for families. With its laid back atmosphere, Hastings Street is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll while considering your options. Locals

serving stylish asian-inspired, tapas style sharing plates and boutique beers, as well offering diners a great location above the shopping street for a bit of people watching. The village also offers some tantalising shopping opportunities for high-end fashion and fabulous shoes. And, when you need a break from your retail therapy, just a short step from the avenue, you can meander along the boardwalk on Noosa Main Beach, while enjoying an ice-cream from one of the gelato parlours and taking in the bright blue ocean vista, before deciding on the perfect luncheon venue. If you are so inclined, you can also continue on this path to Noosa National Park. Along the way you can peruse the pristine waters of Laguna Bay for playful dolphins and passing whales; spot a koala in the towering eucalyptus trees, or run into a goanna calmly circumnavigating the picnic area at The National Park. There are several popular bays and surfing spots around here, and the local surfers will be happy to point out the best spots. There are also several easy and difficult walking paths for a short stroll or dedicated work-out, perhaps even a longer hike. As the night falls you’ll find and eclectic mix of fine restaurants, live music venues, nightclub

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Some business owner changes are afoot. “NU YOU” formally Sheer Bliss Day spa has new owners, Cheri & Jo with vast experience in the beauty industry the pair will bring new life and enthusiasm back to the spa business why not visit the new establishment and indulge.

want a great looking hat, Harbourside hats has the iconic Akubra, as well as many other fashionable choices. For the health conscience a visit to the yoga studio “Downward dog hot yoga” will get you feeling ten years younger. After all that exercise, lunch at either of the fine eating establishments will set you up for the day.

Sundays are alive with music from many local and interstate artists surrounded by market ell Noosa has a river and stalls, which offer a range of not just any river, arguably products and services from one of the most picturesque essential oils to locally made in Australia. The Noosa River Ferry clothing and fashion items, journeys up and down several times jewellery pieces and massage a day. Its turnaround point, The Sofitel services but to name a few. Grab Hotel right on Hastings St. a beer or wine and casual eats The destination is a 40 berth, 6 while enjoying live music on restaurants, and 14 specialty shop the deck from any of the dining marina complex. There is much to see N NOOSA ITALIA at outlets. The markets trade every ne di & lax Re and the choice of dining venues can be Sunday from 8am till 1.30pm. as simple or as exquisite as you like. We have a choice from Fish and chips to top fare steak and seafood, If you aren’t lucky enough to catch our Sunday markets, you can and everything in between. still enjoy our great ferry cruise It’s the most relaxing way to travel. Our specialty shops consist of lady’s fashion, and all the necessary accessories, much loved Birkis shoes, The Iconic White House store To make sure I haven’t made any of this up, is a local and visitor favourite not to be missed with its unlimited follow the river to Tewantin and relax and choice of small gifts to fashion items, funky t-towels, to house hold unwind at Noosa Marina. furniture just to name a few items. As summer approaches you will


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The variety, the flavours, the colours, the consistency, the natural and m an -m ade physical facets and environm ent combine into one of the m ost epic adventure and training playgrounds in the world keeping me in a consistent and unwavering state of what I call ‘The Noosa High’.


etting up camp in Noosa as an athlete with family, for a short-term training stint is too easy. It’s as if the trails, the food, the nature and everything it offers, and the vibes are designed specifically for this purpose. In most cases, they are, and then the rest is just pure coincidence; perfect alignment and crossover, satisfying both athletes, the athlete’s family and holiday punters. Winters are very settled and dry with perfect temperatures for training, guaranteeing you’ll get out doors and train every-day. I’m incredibly inspired by my environment, meaning it has the potential to positively or negatively affect my training effectiveness and efficiency. For this reason, one of the most valuable assets a good training ground needs to have is variety, to keep things interesting. Noosa 100% delivers on this front.



Within the township there is a vast entity of wide safe cycle lanes that lead you out of the main centre and onto the back roads, with so many options for cycling, it’s hard to define what ones are the best. But I think overall these are my two top favourites: * Ride from Noosa along David Low Way down the coast to Marcoola, and then head inwards onto the Sunshine Coast motor way before going over the Maroochydore bridge, taking the turn off to Bli Bli. This is the old 70.3 worlds circuit, which passes a café called Guru Life. Guru Life is the highlight of this ride; a café offering not only amazing coffee but also a unique culture; a sort of cyclist’s enlightenment that acts to enhance every km that follows on afterwards. The coast ride back to Noosa is the same route, but a great way to get home with the ocean in view over your right shoulder for most of the ride. * My second highlight ride takes you out the back towards Gympie via Cedar Pocket Road. I head on out through Boreen Point and onto Kin Kin, before hitting Cedar Pocket Road then onto the Old Bruce Highway which connects you back to Cooroy and then Noosa.

Noosa also offers a brilliant maze of ‘running on tap’. Two of my favourite training runs are as follows: * The national park is right on your doorstep pretty much wherever you are in Noosa and it can be accessed in many different ways. I use it for my go-to one-hour, easy run sessions. It’s a really nice place to get onto some single track with some great scenic sections. Go at the right time of the day and it’s pretty quiet. There are any number of combinations that can easily give you up to a 20km run if you are happy to double back and link the valley systems, or head through to Sunshine Beach and come back around through Noosa Junction to finish off with some time on the paths. * My absolute favourite is a point to point run which has become one of my key training runs. This starts in Noosa and heads on down the coast. Depending on how long you want to run; 1.5 hours takes you to Coolum and just after here you can duck back towards the coast and run another 4km cycle way around to Marcoola. From here you can go even further and run all the way down to Maroochydore on a foot path. All the paths feed together. There’s a couple of times you cross the road but other than that you’re pretty much on bike or run trail the whole way down. It starts off quite slow so I use the first 30 minutes where there’s a lot of hills to get in a rhythm and warm up. Then there’s a solid 15km section through the middle right down to Marcoola which is all fast running and you can start trying to push some paces with those tired legs! Then I grab a coffee and get a pick up! Travelling as a family, it’s always a bonus to find opportunity to train whilst hanging out with my kids. Open water swimming at Noosa Bay is the ultimate example of this because they have SUP’s for hire on the beach so my family can come out with me and run my sessions for me. Or my wife will do yoga on the beach and the kids will make their own fun, while I am out. You can swim horizontally along the shore with 1.2km between the two points or you can head directly out you Granite Bay for a 3-4km session. For the recreational swimmers, every Sunday around 3pm there is a social meet-up and open water swim.

for ever yone, not mat ter what level of fitness offering a huge point of dif ference - with regard to ser vicing athletes as well as holiday makers. I swim with John Rogers for some solid 7-8km sets most mornings at 5.30pm, but there are also open to the public squads at 7am and at 9am with Nick Croft. Nutrition is a vital part of any athletes training routine so having access to quality food is key and again, you guessed it, Noosa nails this on every level. As a family, our highlight is definitely the local farmers market that happens every Sunday, nestled amongst the gum trees. We religiously join the hive of activity and have breakfast and coffee, in the pristine sunshine that seems to constantly stream down in Noosa. The farmers market is packed with locally-produced seasonal produce from fresh organics, freshly squeezed lime drinks, skin care, nuts and seeds, herbs and seafood, freshly baked bread and scrumptious cheeses along with other hand-crafted products. This is where we buy most of our groceries for the week. Definitely the most amazing famers market I’ve ever been to. During the week, for any food top up’s we might need we also shop at Organika and Belmondos. I’ll forever fly the Noosa flag and continue coming here for many years to come with my family, not only for training but for holiday too. Noosa really does tick all the boxes, seamlessly catering for just about everyone and offering a healthy kicker of relaxed vibes, good food, consistent sunshine - and probably the most epic beaches in the world. *** Braden also holds the Golden Ticket for the Ironman World 70.3 Championship 2020.

The Noosa Aquatic Centre (the NAC) is always a highlight within my training routine and also for my wife and kids. The NAC caters

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Minnow Designs... Minnow Designs is the brainchild of two friend, who have made it their mission to design beautiful, purposeful products that ‘fill the gaps’ in a parent’s life. The idea came from the ladies first-borns running through the seaside rock pools. They were constantly on the lookout for sharp rocks, shells and slippery bits. They needed something comfortable and pliable that would protect their little feet and be quick drying. Made using bright, on trend colours, these booties aren’t just cute, they are of the highest quality. Beach booties and Kids sunglasses RRP from $30 Stockist info and full range:

Sunnylife Octopus Bath Squirter Sponge Toy This squishy, squirty little, bright turquoise octopus will fast become your little one’s favourite bath toy. He’s made from soft, squeezable silicone and his head is covered in little holes. He has a sponge inside, so when your child gets him all wet and squeezes him really tight, water squirts out everywhere. For ages 12 months upwards. RRP $11.99 Stockists info: www.

Young Living Essential oil diffusers Dolphin Reef Ultrasonic Diffuser Designed to be used with Young Living’s proprietary, interchangeable diffuser motor (sold separately), and features a playful mother dolphin and her calf swimming through colour-illuminated vapour released by pink sea sponges. Giant clam can be used to hide small treasures. Six vapour LED light settings. RRP $163.15 Stockist info:

Great Holiday Programs at Tewantin Noosa RSL Tewantin Noosa RSL is renowned for its amazing kids room, the Barracks complete with interactive floor games, ipads and decked out with great toys to keep the kids entertained. Their kids eat free on Wednesday nights is always popular too. Over the school holidays, there’s even more to do with a fantastic kid’s entertainment program. Some of the highlights include visits from Santa, a fantastic show from the Larrikin Puppets, a Reptiles 2U Show, bottled sand art and an Australia Day themed disco. Plus there are lots of other activities throughout the holidays including kids bingo, colouring in and craft activities.

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n o i t c n u J a s o No Things are changing…for the better - in the friendly shopping precinct of Noosa Junction. Boasting and eclectic mix of galleries, specialty stores, fabulous boutiques, supermarkets and providores of fresh food, restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and budgets.


ith the influx of new boutiques, interior design showrooms, and the fabulous new The Pavilion, where a tantalising group of new and exciting businesses have taken up residence in a white tropical setting reminiscent of The Raffles in Singapore, the once quiet township is taking on a whole new life. 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 entertainment choices. With a new invigoration,

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. 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, and are celebrating our 24th birthday this year! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, or want to enliven your senses, this is the place to go! The ART Collection Gallery A hidden treasure in 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. Bellissima now in 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 now upon us it’s time to drop in and check out the beautiful fashion available for the summer and autumn seasons.

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. Continues on page 40

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ainbow Fun in Noosa Junction, is the finest supplier of educational and inspirational toys in the region, and owner Jane Robinson proudly explains how happy they are, to have so many wonderful customers in Noosa, who choose quality over quantity for their children and grandchildren. As Judy explains, quality toys can last for generations rather than end up in landfill, which happens to so many of the cheaper, mass-produced

toys. There are so many fabulous toys made from recycled and BPA and Phthalate free plastics, organic cottons, sustainably sourced timber, and non-toxic paints that there is something for every child and every parent’s budget.

And, Rainbow Fun’s experienced staff always advise customers to look at the quality of the product over the price, and to decide on your budget first before shopping - to make it easier for you to purchase the best quality gift - rather than the biggest gift your money can buy. Eco-conscious buying also includes shopping locally whenever you can, as the cost of packaging and transport of parcels also has a huge environmental footprint. And, by supporting local businesses and keeping your dollars in the Noosa region, you are ensuring the stability of your own community. Every child deserves to have a sense of wonder and discovery when they play, as well as a sense of achievement when a project is completed or a

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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/Autumn collection features the signature Lou Lou ethos with clothing that is stylish yet equally flattering, complimentary, and sustainable for nature. Lotus Rose Emporium 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, Lululife, Holiday 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.

Ma Petite Boutique is a Designer Fashion Reclaimed Boutique. What really makes Ma Petite Boutique clothing and accessories stand out is the excellent quality and the friendly service from store owner Virginie Taylor, who not only has a good eye for style and fashion but also value, and exceptionally well-made clothing .The range of apparel at Ma Petite Boutique is similar to what you would find at any high-end store without the high price tag. Gifts of Art Store The shop holds a large range of super-soft Turkish cotton and bamboo towels, beautiful Turkish rugs in-stock and custom order for special requirements-stunning embroidered bedspreads in jewel colours and a multitude of beautiful dishes. They also wash and repair oriental hand-made rugs as well.

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t’s definitely the first go to shop when looking for that perfect outfit for a night out or just a few basics to add to your wardrobe. What ladies love about Virginies store the most is the affordability to purchase high end brands at a fraction of the price. Most of all she provides a service that allows others to recycle, make some money and have fun in the process.

VIRGINIE HAS THE MOST AMAZING FASHION ADVICE, A WARM AND FRIENDLY APPROACH, PERFECT ATTENTION TO DETAIL ENSURING THAT WE ALL WALK OUT FEELING GREAT.. Owner of Ma Petite Boutique Virginie Taylor has had more than 25 years in the fashion industry and almost 10 years specialising in the reclaimed sector of the market for women’s high end fashion. “Clients are provided with the service of selling their quality designer reclaimed fashion on consignment. The customers to the shop have access to high quality second hand items as a fraction of the normal cost” said Virginie The business sheds a fresh new light on the women’s fashion retail sector as it allows for women to feel comfortable to purchase pre-owned clothing free from stigma or concern over quality. From an environmental perspective, it represents a model for high quality consignment based retail shops that can help to reduce our impact on the globe from the over consumption of cheap throw away items that end up in land fill. The focus to encourage consumers to buy quality items, keep, repair, re-use or re-sell them is the way forward. “I am most proud of the fact that my business is exceptional as it enables me to do what I love, what I’m good at, what I can make a living from, and what the world needs”. says Virginie. Ma Petite Boutique is located in front of the cinema Noosa Junction


Celebrating 24 years of business in Noosa •Spiritual Books •Tarot Cards •Crystals •Meditation & Music CDs •Essential Oils •Jewellery •Feng Shui Products •Incense •Psychic Readings •Australian Bush •Tibetan Singing Bowls •Oracle Cards Flower Essences •Himalayan Salt Lamps •Angel Cards •Inspirational DVDs •plus more… Shop 3/36 Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction Phone 5448 0166




NS BURBERRY Introducing Her Blossom - the new Eau de Toilette for Women, the gourmand signature of the original Eau de Parfum wrapped in luminous plum blossom notes. A light and delicate combination of blossoming flowers and dewy petals, capturing the spirit of London in spring. Offering the wearer top notes of mandarin and pink peppercorn, heart notes of plum blossom and peony, and finishing with base notes of musk and sandalwood. Burberry Her Blossom EDT 50ml $130.00; 100ml $165.00

AURA MUGLER Sensuelle eau de parfum A new captivating, carnal interpretation of Aura Mugler that explores a new and more sensual facet. A fusion of floral freshness and carnal sensuality, it is the expression of the most sensory and exhilarating sensuousness. Offering an enhancement of Tiger Liana with White Musk and a bright, creamy, formal Gardenia accord. Available David Jones and selected outlets nationally. RRP 30ml $89; 50ml $125.00

u d In Tiffany & Co LOVE For more than 130 years, Tiffany & Co., the world’s premier jeweller, has crafted timeless designs that celebrate deep connections and love stories around the world. The brand continues to build upon its legacy of celebrating love and commitment with a new chapter in perfumery – introducing Tiffany & Love for Her and Tiffany & Love for Him. Both fragrances share a common hero, blue sequoia. This vibrant woody note anchors and unifies the two scents and is a homage to the iconic Tiffany Blue® hue.

CHLOÉ L’EauODEUR A variation of the Chloé Rose - the iconic rose created in 2008 by perfumer Michel Almairac (Robertet) - Chloé L’Eau is enhanced with a vibrant, multi-faceted magnoiia, notes of jasmine and bright tangy bursts blend with the botanical richness of oak moss to create a floral fragrance with a unique freshness. A scent of a rare simplicity imbued with everlasting elegance. Chloé L’Eau de Toilette 30ml $95; 50ml $115, 75ml $155.

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GUCCI GUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR Here is an elixir that transcends gender by its individuality, to establish a new olfactive family, Mineral Aromatic. The transcendent accord features unexpected and enigmatic ingredients, and is defined by a note of Roman chamomile, structured with Indian coral jasmine petals for tenderness, precious musks for depth and noble woods including warm, luminous sandalwood and airy, subtle cedar wood, a powerful tree with deep roots and an irresistible vanilla note. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur: Eau de Parfum 40ml $115; 60ml $130; 100ml $180; Shower gel 200ml $62.

GUCCI GUILTY From the declaration of self expression and fearlessness embodied int he idea of #ForeverGuility, the Gucci Guilty fragrance story opens a new men’s chapter. A modern reinterpretation of a classic cologne - a centuriesold Italian scent that is created with a contemporary dry down featuring noble wood notes and powerful citrus. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Cologne: 50ml $110; 90ml $145; 150ml $175; EDT 150ml $175

GUCCI BLOOM Ambrosia di Fiori An imaginary garden redolent of flowers and plants in diverse types and colours, the original Gucci Bloom scent dreamt up by Alessandro Michele and created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas is the foundation of Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori. In the intensified take on this scent, the vibrant bouquet features new ingredients, including the rare and tenacious Velvety Orris, the root of Iris. Instead of a classical pyramid construction of top, heart and base notes Gucci Bloom opens fully at once with the notes of noble and rare flowers: Jasmine Bud extract, Tuberose, Rangoon Creeper, Damascena Rose and Velvety Orris. Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori 50ml EDP $170; 100ml EDP $225



what’s not to love... SUMMER! Fashion Label ‘BONITA’ Beautiful summer range of casual fashion Available from: Uncle George Hastings St Noosa Heads

Check out the accessories available beautiful brights ready to set any ensemble on fire. A little neon never hurt anyone either.

NEW LABELS just arrived... Fashion, Shoes & accesspries Noosa’s home of fashion NOOSA’S CLASSY LADY Gympie Tce Noosaville


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LULA LIFE Cool and comfortable fashion perfect for every occasion... Available from Lotus Rose Emporium

Above: Designed in Noosa the look they all love, boho luxe... Available from: Chuckles & Boo - Thomas Street Noosaville

SUMMERLOVE! LUMINOUS COLOURS It’s time to brighten up your wardrobe, with splashes of colour, bright patterns, block colour combinations, and tropical prints. Think pineapples!!



LEFT Everything white... Clothing, & homewares available at The WHITE HOUSE Noosa Marina

Summer season is here... available at Bella Lido, Noosa Marina

Above: Sensational SUNFLAIR Swimwear Fashion, homewares and every thing to make you or your home look great! available at Classy Lady on Gibson in Noosaville


ARCHE - The most comfortable shoes direct from France - New season casual available from DIANAS SHOES Bay Village Hastings Street



NS It’s all about the look - add a soft sheer shirt or sweeping loose top to add interest and appeal to the look. Layers will be the talk of the town...

Style... Above, Left, below & right: New Seasons Autumn Collections Eliza’s Boutique, stockist of French and Italian labels not available elsewhere in Australia.

ELIZA’S Hastings St

LEFT The label the Stars love to wear... STUART WEITZMAN Available from DIANAS of NOOSA

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RIGHT: The Lorde Bamboo Maxi Dress is a beautiful staple piece that can be relied on time and time again for comfort and style. Naturally crafted with our ultra soft and breathable Bamboo fabric, this dress features a scoop neck line, side pockets and a multiple shaped seam to create a bubble silhouette. The soft draped back detail gives this dress a lovely flow. The Lorde is very versatile and suitable for all occasions..


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Resort wear and much more... New season releases just in ... Available at: MINX & MAX Lanyana Way Noosa Junction

ABOVE Marian shoes and matching clutch - available from DIANAS of NOOSA

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RIGHT Imported direct from Europe... Luxury label Baldinini - and many


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what’s not to love... SUMMER!

NEW LABEL just arrived... BINNY Noosa’s home of fashion NOOSA’S CLASSY LADY Gympie Tce Noosaville

Pure linen Designed & manufactured in Noosa... Available from ZEPHYR Mary St Noosaville

RIGHT: Homewares, Jewellery & fashion INDIGO HOMEWARES & GIFTS Gympie Tce Noosaville

Designer Fashion Reclaimed Boutique Shoes, Dresses and more... Available at Ma Petite Boutique Noosa Junction



Fashion Label ‘BONITA’ Beautiful summer range of casual fashion Available from: Uncle George Hastings St Noosa Heads

just arrived... Noosa’s home of fashion NOOSA’S CLASSY LADY Gympie Tce Noosaville

Resort wear and much more... New season releases just in... Available at: MINX & MAX Lanyana Way Noosa Junction

ABOVE France’s most comfortable shoe - Arche... Available from DIANAS of NOOSA Bay Village Hastings Street

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LA BOTTEGA DI BRUNELLA CAMICIA AZZ top one size available instore and online $359ZAMBEZEE Bay Village Hastings Street and Mooloolabah

Trelise Cooper ace of lace dress xsmall to xlarge available instore and online $699ZAMBEZEE Bay Village Hastings Street and Mooloolabah

LULA LIFE Cool and comfortable fashion perfect for every occasion... Available from Lotus Rose Emporium

what’s not to love... RIGHT NEW summer season casual shoes just arrived... Azzure from France Available from DIANAS of NOOSA

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ZAMBEZEE Bay Village Hastings Street and Mooloolabah


Mela Purdie verandah t in plantation satin available in store and online sizes 6-22 $355-\

Pure linen Designed & manufactured in Noosa... Available from ZEPHYR Mary St Noosaville

SUMMER! RIGHT Silk kaftan by Lotus Rose Cool and comfortable fashion perfect for every occasion... Available from Lotus Rose Emporium




Noosabased filmmakers Sabby and Fisch Rasy say their secret to success is “BEING FLUID”.



“We listen to what the universe is telling us and we just adjust,” Sabby said.


n the high tech surrounds of Peregian Beach’s Digital Hub the chilled couple and their company, Pluggas, may have hit on a winning formula. With no formal film training but a keen interest in storytelling their first documentary film, A Woman’s Calling, recently won an international award and was purchased by SBS. “We’re having success in this industry – that’s what we’ll do,” Fisch said. This is a far cry from what they were doing only a few years ago when the former social scientist and exarmy engineer set off to Spain to study Flamenco dance with a view to setting up a school. While there, they filmed the steps of a specific style of Flamenco to bring back from Spain and discovered people were interested in their film style. With little money to their name and discovering Sabby was pregnant with their first child they returned to Fisch’s home town of Bundaberg, staying with his parents, while they decided on their next steps. When a project arose to make a film on Bundaberg’s first vegan café they jumped at the chance and to their surprise discovered the finished product was so popular it was viewed by 20 per cent of the town’s population. “People really related to the story,” Fisch said. “We’re extremely passionate about stories. That’s because we believe that a great story is the foundation to positive change. Everyone has a story to tell and that story can impact society or even the world.” The couple realised they had found their niche revealing the backstories of businesses. For a year they created one business film a week, for free, and their hard work paid off when they won their first big client, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. To hone their skills in communicating their vision to their clients they completed a master storytelling course, Muse Storytelling, with filmmaker Patrick Moreau. Then while in Cairns on another assignment they were approached by Yolonde Entsch, from Empowering Women Empowering Communities, to create a film around a work for the dole project. The project, undertaken by the women in north Queensland indigenous community Doomadgee, created hygiene kits for poor communities in Papua New Guinea. Fisch said together they pitched their project concept to community development program contractor My Pathway which supported them with funding, then they put together an international film team. Filmed in Doomadgee and PNG the film features the story of Veronica and a group of Doomadgee women who look beyond their own struggles and seek to help women in PNG.

Words: Margaret Maccoll Photo: Rob Maccoll and supplied.

Now with two children, Lily, 3, and Loki, 2, sharing the experience the couple are forging a life in their own style. Sabby has chosen not to put her children in childcare, believing the time has come when women can combine work and parenting. She recounts proudly how she pitched a project to a client while double breastfeeding both children and won the deal. Pluggas is now working on Noosa’s first short film produced by the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective in collaboration with long-term television producer and director Bill Hughes. With an anything is possible attitude Fisch believes with its wealth of talent Noosa has the potential to produce feature films. The couple aims to establish a production company in Noosa with the experience to rival Sydney or the Gold Coast to be ready when the next big feature film comes along.





SEXY SOCKS The sock brand for guys and girls with a social mission. Sexy Socks’ mission is to warm the toes of South Africa’s poorest children on cold winter’s mornings the company will give a free pair of school socks to a child in one of South Africa’s township schools. Made from bamboo, these Sexy Socks will keep your feet cool in summer and warm in winter. Super soft, anti-odour, anti-bacterial. Available in three styles: (RRP $21.95); Cotton that are comfortable, breathable and durable ($14.95); Ribbed Active socks designed for just enough compression with padded toes and heels to cushion impact points ($15.95). For more information on Sexy Socks, please visit

LEFT & ABOVE Cutler and co Dstrezzed And leather from Iran leather. Available from MOFO Mens Apparel


ABOVE & RIGHT: Cool and casual... designed for the lifestyle of Noosa... Available from Mensroom Clothing & Accessories Hastings St Noosa Heads also at PEREGIAN SQUARE

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Tiffany & Love for Him EDT 50ml $110; EDT 90ml $150; Tiffany & Love for Him Shower Gel 200ml $70; Tiffany & Love for Him Deo Spray 100ml $45

cottonworx menswear 100% cotton & linen - shirts & pants locally designed - casual & timeless - classic cuts + a unique range of bags, belts & watches, jewellery & accessories

HIPPIES TO HIPSTER... WHAT THE SEVENTIES HAVE GIVEN THE I-GENERATION Men’s Health - Not just for the hippies, a man’s guide to’70’s health in 2019/20 Remember the age of Woodstock and John Lennon, when tie-dye was cool? The 70’s, when no dinner party was complete without deviled eggs and salmon mousse. The longhair bell-bottom brigade may have had questionable taste in food and style, but some of their lifestyle choices were pretty savvy. These healthy trends are creeping back into our modern, iPhone obsessed lifestyles and I promise, it’s a good thing! In 2019 we are fanatical multi-taskers, packing so much into the day (emailing on the toilet - admit it, you’ve done it!). It’s no surprise that many of us feel overwhelmed by our hectic lifestyles. Transcendental Meditation was popular in the ’70s, and meditation in varying forms is on trend now. Meditation is a great way to de-stress, clear your mind, process thoughts and combat anxiety. Take 15 to 20 minutes out of your day to switch off. Turn off the phone, be still, no screens, no nothing, just ‘be,’ and you’ll reap the benefits. The ocean has long been regarded for its ancient healing properties. Alpha Males, may balk at Salt floatation tanks, but you don’t need to visit the Day Spa. Noosa has some of the best beaches in the world, so try Salt Water Therapy in our pristine oceans. Join your surf club or go for a swim. Seawater has a host of benefits for physical health and mental wellbeing (but please swim between the flags). Think hipster craft brewers invented Kombucha? It has actually been around for centuries. In the 70’s homebrew Kombucha was all the rage, for its antioxidants and probiotics for good gut health. The fermentation process uses up sugars, but be wary and check the nutritional label of some of the more sweetened flavoured versions available. So as the hippies turn into the hipsters of the i-Generation, we can see that those 70’s beatniks were on to something. So why not give hippy health a try! Check out Stephen Handisides on Instagram @shandisides Twitter @shandisides and


The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix By: Mick Wall Published by: Hachette Australia RRP $32.99 It is widely considered in music, there are two eras - Before Hendrix and After Hendrix. Regarded as the greatest guitarist of all time, Hendris is the embodiment of Rock’n’Roll. His career only spanned flu years but in that time, he managed to influence generations of musicians - from Freddie Mercury to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slash. A fascinating read for baby-boomers with good memories about the birth of ‘real music’ in particular.

Shop 2 & 3 Sandcastles, 1 Hastings Street (beachside woods end of hastings st.)

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




The luxury beachside look for you and your home...

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ClassyLady... on gibson

Swimwear, casual clothing, home design and decor store... 2/11 Gibson Road Noosaville (next to Highgrove Bathrooms) Ph: 07 5474 3886



NS Why does Noosa have a love affair with the brush turkey?

Unique village flavour of fashion, food, coffee, interiors and friendly lifestyle...



t Noosa Junction the mighty turkey mural is hard to ignore. When artist David Houghton was contracted to paint it he was surprised when the Noosa Junction Association decided the subject for the mural would be the bird that roamed the

area. “I just rolled with it,” David said. “It was fun, a bit different. I do a lot of native animals. I would never have thought to do a turkey. But I’ve had a lot of good feedback from that one. People are really loving it.” About seven years ago Lamington Noosa Heads store owner Leesa Gordon held a competition to design a turkey t-shirt. “We started with a turkey tea towel but everyone was asking for a t-shirt,” she said. “It’s so iconic especially for Hastings Street.” It’s now become a must have souvenir of a Noosa visit and the range has expanded to sock and undies. According to Griffith University bird expert Professor Darryl Jones they deserve our respect. Brush turkeys are the most ancient member of a family that dates back 30 million years. Their egg incubation process - dumping them in a mound and abandoning them - is a primitive nesting behaviour,


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.

closer to that of a crocodile. They have a tough start to life. After hatching they spend two days scrambling vertically through a metre of dirt and compost to reach the surface, then have to fend for themselves. During the Great Depression when jobs and food were scarce the brush turkey became a reliable source of meat and eggs. They’ve been hunted and pushed out of their habitat but they’ve managed to survive living with humans, cats and cars and are thriving. Words: Margaret Maccoll Photos: Rob Maccoll



Peregian Beach offers visitors an excellent selection of casual and trendy restaurants, bars, cafés 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 in front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. It’s definitely a family-friendly little beachside town.


ABOVE: Tuna Nicoise Salad... Sliced local Tuna, artichoke, olives, egg, capers and cherry tomato. BELOW: Seared market fish, crispy lemon parsley potatoes, sauce vierge.

A welcoming slice of French flair Chef/owner Frank Boulay of Periwinkle Restaurant in Peregian Beach, seduces diners with a taste of authentic, French bistro-style cooking using fresh, locally grown produce, supplemented by the very best ingredients available.

The new summer menu is absolutely delicious so don’t delay in trying it out... 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. The perfect spot for a relaxing breakfast, leisurely luncheon or romantic dinner.





New name new era… Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

MISS MONEYPENNY’S SUMMER Bottomless Brunch: Every Sunday 11am – 4pm: The award winning venue offers the ultimate brunch experience including four brunch stations, ten dollar brunch cocktail and pizza menu. Choose from four Bottomless Brunch options starting from $49 per person for a two hour seating…..or choose the deluxe all inclusive featuring summer seafood and bottomless cocktails $95. Bookings essential on 5474 9999 Every week Entertainment: SATURDAY: Noosa Ocean Beats: Sip on 80’s throwback cocktails basking to the sounds of 80’s new wave, synth pop, tropical house and deep house essentials featuring International resident DJ AV O R (G e r) and suppor ting guests. Every Saturday from 4pm

Novotel Twin Waters Resort has officially unveiled its new name and new look to become Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort. The new name better reflects the property’s evolution and aligns the resort with the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre. Novotel’s $2 million refurbishment has breathed new life into the complex, transforming two spaces, the hotel lobby, as well as the new look SOLA bar and alfresco deck, overlooking the resort’s outdoor pool and famous lagoon.

As Jamie Oliver would say… it’s Pucca! The new kid on the block, Pucca introduces a unique concept: a boutique gin cocktail bar & modern coastal Indian cuisine. Located at The Pavilion in the heart of Noosa Junction, Pucca brings the best of European cooking techniques - blended with the subtle spices of coastal India, using only the best of local ingredients, paired with the best gin cocktails in town. Owners: Cecyl, Emilie, Neale and Jake

LOVING MONKEY PUNCH New Thai restaurant in Noosa Junction, Monkey Punch is luring diners with their fabulous food and friendly service. When we dined, the restaurant was packed, and Now, one of the owners, told us that it has been that way since opening. No wonder, the traditional Thai dishes are amazing. The Junction is very lucky to have attracted another quality venue to their midst.



ROCOCO Rococo is famous for its live entertainment, and is at the forefront of the live jazz, swing and lounge movement in the country. Their current talented artistin-residencies are: Jay Bishoff, Flamarique and Andrea Kirwin - add to that an everchanging list of guest artists each week, and you have the perfect evening at all times.


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Certificate of OspitalitĂ Italiana Plaque from the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) OspitalitĂ 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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Northern Italian cuisine and Wood fire pizza on the waterside Absolute waterfront dining on the Marina 2 Parkyn Court, Noosa Marina Tewantin BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Ph 0434 190 573 NoosaStyleLiving



New to Noosaville…

Come in & join us for aCoffee.. or a Treatment... or both !

FINE Espresso Bar & Simplistic Spa is a new take on rest and relaxation, offering customers a dedicated Espresso Bar to satiate their caffeine desires, utilising freshly roasted St.Ali’s finest beans and a selection of fine teas. Add to this a cabinet loaded with locally sourced Danish pastries, freshly baked cakes, cookies and croissants, and you’ll be in heaven. Then add to that, their onsite Simplistic Spa offering a small range of high-quality treatments tailored to suit your personal needs. With a spa menu of massage and beauty treatments, including aromatherapy, Swedish and deep tissue massages, manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions and eyebrow tinting - FINE will become your go-to destination for a little or a lot of pampering and relaxation this season.

Coffee & Pampering Massage - Facials - Nails - Peels Eyelashes - Waxing Proudly serving St.Ali Coffee until 5pm everyday

Shop 6, 239 Gympie Terrace. Noosaville - Open 7 days Book online - (07) 5474 3938 Walk-ins welcome

HAPPY 130th ANNIVERSARY CHATEAU TANUNDA Icon of the Barossa... This majestic bluestone winery and vineyard property, is a living testament to the colourful history and pioneering spirit attached to Australia’s pre-eminent wine region - the Barossa Valley. Now, thanks to the passion and dedication of its new owners, the Geber family, this iconic Barossa estate is celebrating a new lease on life and its 130 year anniversary.


hâteau Tanunda’s origins go back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by the phylloxera plague. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s pain, the three founders of Château Tanunda set about building a Bavarian-style Château - dedicated to the production of fine quality wines. This grand vision would become - for a while, the largest winemaking facility in the Southern Hemisphere. European immigrants had been planting vines in the Barossa since the 1840s, so the region was a natural choice. The resulting wines, made from grapes produced by 560 local growers (paid a pound per gallon – a substantial sum at the time), were transported on company-owned ships to a wine-starved Europe. Château Tanunda’s success was the Barossa’s success. For years it was the beating heart of Barossa winemaking. A veritable ‘Ivy League’ of Australian winemakers worked or studied at the facility, including Prof.



Soebels, Australia’s first qualified enologist; Bill Seppelt; Grant Burge; Geoff Merrill and others. In 1994, in recognition of its rich history, Château Tanunda was placed on the Australian Register of State Heritage Places – but by then, its glory days were a memory. Abandoned by its then owner, Australian wine giant Southcorp, the property was a shell of its former grandeur. When John Geber chanced upon it in 1998, and bought it a day later - he embraced the challenge of restoring this magnificent property to its iconic status. The property is also home to some of the earliest plantings of vines in the Barossa Valley, dating back to 1845 and Australia’s largest (37,674 square feet) and oldest wine Château, a designated monument - and, the only Australian Château to be recognised as such, in the European union. John Geber and his family are proud to have Château Tanunda stand once again, as a regional hero winery in the Barossa. With the ‘Old Vines Series’ and ‘The Everest’ wines, Château Tanunda receives regular international recognition by renowned wine critics and wine shows, for producing some of the best wines in the world. The iconic ‘150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend’, ‘ 100 year-old Vines Shiraz’ as well as ‘The Everest Grenache’ and ‘The Everest Shiraz’ are treasured by wine critics, wine lovers and wine collectors alike.

Relax by the river this Summer W

ith more than 30 years’ experience as a chef in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, three years in Japan, as well as working on prestige boats, and as a private chef for prominent families and specialised properties, owner/head chef Dave Shaw has a history of food knowledge that lends itself well to the Noosa food scene. Dave has spent the past 27 years living and working in Port Douglas in tropical Nth Qld, before deciding to make the move to the Sunshine Coast. The Barefoot Bar & Grill is open-plan with beach-inspired colours and sweeping views over the Noosa River, and those ocean breezes will be a blessing to diners this hot summer season. The menu offers diners an eclectic choice of modern Australian cuisine with a special Japanese influence. The perfect spot for diners to enjoy as they relax with a cooling ale or glass of wine, nibbling on a cheese platter. Breakfasts are one of Barefoot Bar’s biggest times of the day, as those healthy walkers and cyclists look to reload their ‘batteries’. Of course, that doesn’t stop those like me - who just want an excellent breakfast in a beautiful location to sit, relax and unwind. Barefoot’s menu is full of tantalising tastes... Indulge in eggs (your way) with butternut pumpkin, english spinach, fetta and basis pesto; for luncheon you could choose the coriander panko-crumbed local fish with house-made Barefoot fries; for dinner, perhaps the chillisalted chicken wings with Barefoot chilli sauce... The menu is forever changing to suit the fresh produce available so don’t be surprised to see something totally different each time you go in... The restaurant’s chefs are always happy to cater for any allergies or dietary requirements that their diners may need.

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And, because they love dogs, there’s a cute outdoor dining area with water bowls and dog treats, waiting for your canine companion. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner... you’ll love Barefoot Bar & Grill on Gympie Terrace in Noosaville.

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks - 7 days from 7am Dinner Wednesday to Saturday

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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.



ith it’s ultra-modern take on Asian cuisine, executive chef James Wu and his talented team have created a menu that takes diners on a flavour and texture journey, to the peak of gastronomic pleasure.

XO’s dining room and lounge bar are framed by louvres that open wide to let in the welcoming sea breezes of Sunshine Beach, offering diners a haven from the summer heat. The restaurant offers inside and outside dining options, with comfortable banquette and traditional seating, and a private bar area where cocktails are mixed with aplomb. It’s the perfect venue for a pre or post dinner catchup with family and friends, or a romantic assignation. It’s also the perfect place for an afterwork glass of wine and their tempting small tasting plate options. Their wine and beer list is extensive, covering imported and Australian classics, as well as new age offerings from up-and-coming wine labels and boutique brewers.

JUST GEORGE By: George Calombaris Published by: Hardie Grant Books $50.00 George Calombaris is back with the ultimate book for delicious home cooking and impressive entertaining, full of his very best recipes, stories and a whole lot of love. Just George takes readers through recipes that have shaped George’s life and career, from growing up in the Melbourne suburbs with his Cypriot mother and Sicilian-Greek-Egyptian father, to his decade working on MasterChef and more than two decades running successful restaurants across Australia. This is for every cook, and recipes are graded for difficulty and time. It’s about good food, yes, but more than that, Just George celebrates the unparalleled joys of being in the moment and cooking for people you love.



The restaurant lists also utilise the buying power of Embassy’s own boutique cellars in Sunshine Beach and Noosa Junction to keep the prices affordable for diners. And, XO regularly holds Pop-Up Wine nights, where you can come along for a small fee, to taste new wines with complementing tastes from the kitchen, talk to the winemaker and enjoy the company of like-minded people. And, if you love Yum Cha you can’t go past XO for luncheon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The perfect day or night out.


Quick and Delicious Published by: Hachette Australia $49.99 With unlimited access to recipes, why does anyone need another cookbook? Because not all recipes are born equal. Not all of them have been created by a global superstar chef who has built his reputation on delivering the very best food - whether that’s the ultimate fine dining experience at his 3 Michelinstar Restaurant Gordon Ramsay or the perfectly crafted burger from his Las Vegas burger joint. Over the course of his stellar career, Gordon has learnt every trick in the trade to create dishes that taste fantastic and that can be produced without fail during even the most busy service.

Embassy XO Executive Chef James Wu ABOVE: Steamed whole Coral Coast Barramundi, with ginger, shallots, king brown mushrooms, mustard greens, cellophane noodles, garlic and soy.


LEFT: Deep-fried Saffron ice-cream, honey labna, pomegranate and fresh, seasonal berries.

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By: Nancy Singleton Hachisu Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $55.00 An intimate deep dive into Japan’s diversely rich food landscape with 120 recipes from seven compelling Japanese chefs and 24 stories of food artisans through the eyes of award-winning author Nancy Singleton Hachisu. Each chef ’s food is soulful. And each chef speaks deeply to Nancy for genuine connection to local ingredients, unwavering desire to give back to the community, and common dedication to craft.




. . . t a e r t Summer Califia Farms California Breakfast Bowl Serves: 10 Time: 1 hour, plus cooling time Ingredients: ½ cup rolled oats 1/3 cup Califia Farms XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee 1/3 cup of Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk 2 tablespoons of blueberries 1/3 of banana (sliced) 2 tsp peanut butter

1 tsp chia seeds Method: Mix rolled oats with Califia Farms XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee and Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk. Refrigerate overnight. Top with sliced banana, peanut butter and blueberries. Sprinkle with chia seeds.

Jennifer May’s breakfast smoothie Serves: 10 Time: 1 hour, plus cooling time Ingredients: 1 handful of rocket 2 ripe kiwi fruits ¼ avocado 2-3 cups of Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 tbsp hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds 2 tsp raw cacao or organic cocoa powder 1 tsp of organic honey (or manuka if you have it – which heals stomach ulcers) 1 pinch of ground chili (for improved heart health) Method: Blend all ingredients and serve.X





ummer is well and truly here - but how fresh are you really feeling? With the indulgent summer festive and holiday period creating the ‘perfect storm’ for over-indulging - now is the ultimate time to make a few changes to your diet and give your wellbeing a much-needed boost for the new year ahead. Jennifer May, renowned Nutritionist, author and wellness speaker from Food Intolerance Australia, explains that there are many simple ways that people can give their diet a bit of a ‘shake-up’ to get their health back on track. “Every little food switch or healthy addition to your diet can go a long way in helping you achieve optimum wellness. Don’t think of it as a big task because you don’t have to completely change everything you’re eating or drinking,” says Jennifer. “For most people it’s actually more achievable to take small steps to improving their diet, which can then help form lifelong healthy habits for maximum wellbeing and vitality.” Not sure where to start? Here are Jennifer’s top tips for your wellness: Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables – Studies show that eating 5 or more serves of fresh fruits and vegetables each day can result in improved energy, mood, motivation and wellbeing in just 3 days. This is easily achieved by starting the day with a healthy smoothie. Eat leafy greens – They give a powerful mineral boost that can improve energy, reduce aches and pains and even reduce PMS symptoms. Some leafy greens, such as rocket, also help to improve digestion by stimulating the release of digestive enzymes and supporting the growth and replication of healthy gut bugs. Eat blueberries every day – An Australian study found that a handful of blueberries a day is enough to improve memory, focus and may even reduce dementia and Alzheimer symptoms. Blueberries are also a great source of antioxidants and may help tired adrenal glands to recover from stress and exhaustion. So, eat more blueberries for a sharper mind and better overall wellbeing. Ditch cow’s milk in favour of plant-

based milks – Most dairy products can increase inflammation, digestive distress and heart disease risk, but plant-based milks such as Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk offer a great, varied selection of minerals and vitamins including calcium, Vitamin E, manganese and magnesium. Almonds are also a great source of antioxidants (which improve hormonal balance, reduce cancer risk and lower cholesterol) and plant tannins (they reduce harmful bacteria in the gut and increase healthy gut bugs). Eat avocadoes – It’s always a good time to eat more avocadoes! Avocados contain Vitamin E which helps to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, sun damage and can even reverse signs of aging. Avocadoes also contain lutein which actively removes unhealthy cholesterol from the body and are rich in healthy fats which reduce inflammation and promote healing. A great snack, avocadoes can also be added to a healthy smoothie to boost the fibre and nutrient content. I like mine on toast topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, some pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of ground coriander seeds, which adds additional Vitamin C and helps remove heavy metals from the body. Have a cold caffeine hit – Coffee is also a source of plant tannins and as a bitter food it helps to stimulate the release of digestive enzymes. When cold-brewed, such as with Califia Farms XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee, the antioxidants and healthy oils of the coffee bean are maintained so you get the same great energy boost but with less stress or digestive distress. Eat more raw seeds – Especially sunflower, pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds. Seeds are a rich source of protein, zinc and healthy fats – possibly three of the most important nutrients for humans. Again, a great source of plant tannins, seeds can be added to meals or snacks to help reduce cravings and improve overall digestion. Pumpkin seeds also have a mild anti-parasitic effect and are a rich source of magnesium and calcium. The fibre and healthy fats in raw seeds can help to improve cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease and eating more seeds can help remove harmful molecules such as unhealthy cholesterol and toxins in the body. Reduce your sugar intake – Try and limit sugary treats and drinks and swap for healthier, more natural options. Califia Farms Chocolate Coconut Almond Blend is a great low-sugar alternative to traditional flavoured milks, and all of Califia Farms cold brew coffees have 70% less sugar than other iced coffee brands. Eat kiwi fruit – Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C and are a natural mild laxative. Great for when you want a nice flat, gas-free tummy and clearer skin. Kiwis also contain digestive enzymes and are therefore great to add to meals, smoothies or to have as an after-dinner sweet treat. They’re also a great source of folate so great for those who are trying to get pregnant and one study found that kiwis may reduce asthma symptoms. Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine so if you tend to suffer allergies through spring, adding some kiwi to your care regime may just make this season a little more pleasant. So how can we incorporate all of these tips when we’re too busy with work or friends to spend hours in the kitchen? Here are a few simple pointers from Jennifer: · Start the day with a healthy smoothie (see recipe attached). Busy day? No time for a snack? Grab a handful of almonds, half a punnet of blueberries and a cold brew such as Califia Farms Mocha Noir Cold Brew Coffee. For lunch, have a healthy salad made of 3-4 handfuls of fresh vegetables, a handful of fresh fruit and some avocado. Half a cup of brown lentils or black beans offer a great protein boost for those who prefer to avoid meat or fish. Add a handful of almonds or pumpkin seedsfor an extra protein booster. Half an avocado topped with lemon juice and a few chili flakes makes a great afternoon snack. For extra protein and a powerful calcium boost, add a tin of sardines and lots more lemon. For dinner, a quick and easy option is a veggie filled omelette or stir-fry. Tip: Slice pumpkin or sweet potato nice and thin so that it cooks quickly. Don’t forget to add lots of healthy greens and top with a dash of balsamic vinegar to support gut health. Let Califia Farms kick-start your new season wellness journey today! For more information about Califia Farms head to:


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“Begun bhaja is a traditional Bengali dish, in which delicately spiced slices of eggplant are fried until crisp, and usually served as a side dish with a simple, homely meal. Here it is served with a fresh salad. Peter Kuruvita

REGION Bangladesh | SERVES 5 PREPARATION 50 minutes + 30 minutes chilling COOKING 15 minutes | DIFFICULTY Medium BEGUN BHAJA ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon Garam masala a pinch of salt, or to taste juice of 1 lemon 1 large eggplant (aubergine), sliced into discs 2 cm (¾ inch) thick rice bran oil, for shallow-frying BENGALI SALAD ½ telegraph (long) cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 1 carrot, shredded 50 g (1¾ oz/½ cup) finely chopped



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Serving mangoes as a fruit centrepiece is the perfect way to give your summer entertaining a golden lift.

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. Method: Toss gently to combine. Spoon coconut into a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook, shaking pan 2-3 Pile the salad onto serving plates. Sprinkle mins until toasted. Transfer to a bowl. Add with coconut chilli mixture. Spoon over the sesame seeds to the pan, cook, shaking for remaining dressing. Season and serve.

3 tsp sesame seeds 1 tsp chilli flakes 2 fennel or 4 baby fennel 6 red readish 24 (500g) medium cooked prawns, peeled & deveined Prawn, Mango and Qukes Salad with Chilli 1 cup flat leaf parsley leaves and Coconut Dressing: Serves: 4 as a light meal; 6 as a side salad 1 lemon, juiced Prep time: 20 mins 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil Cooking time: 6 mins 2 tsp castor sugar Ingredients: 2 Calypso mangoes 6 Qukes baby cucumbers, quartered lengthways 2 tbs shredded coconut

red radish 2 small–medium vine-ripened tomatoes 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 Indian green chillies, finely chopped 1 tablespoon sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper a pinch of salt, or to taste juice of ½ large lime a few drops of mustard oil 1 teaspoon crushed peanuts (optional) ½ cup chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves Start by making the salad. Place the cucumber, carrot, radish, tomatoes, onion and chilli in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the sugar, pepper and salt and gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are uniformly mixed. Sprinkle with the lime juice and mustard oil, and crushed peanuts if using. Cover and chill for 30 minutes, tossing

the coriander through just before serving. Meanwhile, put the spices for the begun bhaja in a small bowl. Add the salt, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water, mixing well. Rub the spice mix over both sides of each eggplant disc until evenly coated, then set aside to absorb for at least 5 minutes. Just before serving, place a large heavybased frying pan over high heat and pour in about 1 cm (½ inch) of rice bran oil. Heat until smoking, then reduce the heat to its lowest setting. Add the eggplant slices, in a single layer. Cook for 3–4 minutes, or until golden underneath, then flip and cook on the other side for a further 3–4 minutes. During this time you may need to add more oil to the pan, as the eggplant will soak it up — hence the need to use a healthy oil.

Serve immediately, while still hot, with the Bengali salad. TIP When frying the eggplant, be sure to keep the oil temperature constant, because if it cools down, the eggplant will absorb all the oil and won’t brown properly. The hot oil will cool down as soon as you add the eggplant (or any other ingredient), so you will need to turn up the temperature until it heats through again, and then turn it down when the oil is the right temperature. In short, you always need to adjust the temperature of your oil when shallow-frying. Image and recipe: ‘Lands of the Curry Leaf’ By Peter Kuruvita



Nicole Scott (second from left) and friends and fellow contestants from MasterChef enjoying the Stella Artois Sensorium at Rococo

Market place food & trends around town.... NOOSA Style Magazine welcomes MasterChef finalist, Nicole Scott to our pages. Each season Nicole will be sharing her take on the seasonal produce available in the marketplace and trending food trends. This Summer, the kitchen certainly seems to be heating up…


et me walk you through some of what I believe to be, the hottest food trends hitting the dining scene this silly season, and where to taste them.

Fermentation is nothing new to the culinary world, but it seems of late, this traditional preservation technique has had a rebirth, with fermented products now seeming to dominate restaurant menu’s - and shopping trollies across the nation. Think Crispy Cauliflower with Fermented Kimchi Yoghurt, on the menu at Rick Shores; the sticky sweet and sour Gochujang sauce on Korean chicken wings at Good Bar; even the Kombucha that you are probably drinking right now - fermentation is everywhere! Fermentation elevates produce that was once ordinary into something extraordinary. If you want to know more about fermenting, make sure to check out fellow MasterChef contestant, Mandy Halls’ website to get her Miso recipe - that put a big smile on Matt Preston’s face in season2019

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Seasonal and Hyper Local Ahh - how I love the menu at Sails Noosa, without fail, in the summertime I can always be sure that they will feature the unbelievable Noosa Red Tomatoes with fresh Burrata, for me to enjoy with a crisp Rosé. I love these rich red, local gems. If you haven’t tried them before, just imagine sitting on a terrace in Naples eating a Caprese salad-type of tomato, the ones that make your mouth water just thinking about them. Real tomatoes with real tomato taste. I love the concept that Sails and the majority of Noosa restaurants have adopted, which is incorporating hyper local and seasonal products into their menus. Not only does eating locally and seasonally have a huge economical impact on the community, but the taste is astronomically better than imported ingredients that are ‘always in stock’. Using seasonal produce makes sense, as it combines products that are at their peak to create a delicious meal. A few of my favourite local restaurants that are doing great things in this space have to be fellow Master Chef alumni, Matt Sinclair’s Sum Yung Guys, Thomas Corner Eatery, Jam Café Sunshine Beach and Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita. Rosé. Look, I know this one isn’t ‘technically’ a food - but come on, who doesn’t love a cold glass of Rosé on a hot summer’s day! I myself have been known to “Rosé All Day” in the sweltering heat of the Aussie summer. It’s the perfect companion at a long lunch; and my favourites must include AIX, a provincial French Rosé, Rockford Rosé & GH Mumm Sparking Rosé. So grab your esky, towels - and a bottle of your favourite Rosé and “Rosé All Day” at Noosa Main Beach!

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 Cooroy Farmers & Artisans Market Saturday fortnightly


King Kar Conductor 40th Anniversary Whiskey


his outstanding Whiskey has been aged in very rare, red wine casks, whose majesty transfers to a richly intense whisky, delivering the intense sweetness of dark fruit notes and rich creaminess of luxuriant toffee. For the purists: Colour: Royal auburn Nose: Powerful and dense with rich notes of red wine exuding dark-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, with strawberry, bilberry, spice and flourishes of fresh charred oak. Palate: Thick, mouth-drawing layers of toffee-rich berry fruits, enlivened with flares of spice, notably pepper, clove and tobacco - all brought together with a magnificent wine character. Finish: Long and sensuous, yielding a gentle mix of signature fruits and soft spices.

Living Soda... The new Living Soda range by Bod is not just sugar free, it also contains a dose of probiotics for better gut health. This range should not just be consumed guilt free; drinkers should give themselves a little pat on the back for genuinely improving their health.


he Bod Living Soda range contains four delicious flavours; Kola, Creamy Soda, Yuzu (think mandarin), and now Raspberry. A percentage of every bottle of Raspberry sold is proudly being donated to LGBTIQ+ charities around the country; a cause close to the hearts of the business owners. We’re calling it Raspberry Living Soda with a dash of Pride. Bod Drinks Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Emma Risvanis, is excited about the Raspberry launch. “You can feel good about drinking any of our Living Soda range, but if you choose the Raspberry flavour you’ll have even more reason to feel great. We’re excited to be able to give back to the community in this way.” Nicole DiPietro-Case is not only a Bod Co-Founder and Co-Owner, she’s a practicing naturopath. “We know that good health stems from a happy, healthy gut. Every bottle in the Living Soda range contains a dose of shelf stable probiotic Bacillus subtilis R0179, known to improve and repair the gut flora.” Most probiotics don’t survive in liquid for more than a few months. This particular probiotic does. It’s like having one billion microscopic gladiators going to battle in your gut every day.



othing feels more festive than the aromas and tastes of your favourite recipes. Whip up your dishes and drinks with Lemon, Oregano, Spearmint and Tangerine essential oils. These kitchen staples make creating homemade treats a snap.RRP $85.55 Stockist info:

Ready to serve The opening date for new Noosa hinterland business - Pomona Distilling Co has finally been announced and they’re excited! Wednesday the 11th December will see those big wooden doors open to the public - and showcase the very best Pomona has to offer, including a locally inspired menu and their own distilled Gin blends, featuring native botanicals, some sourced straight from their farm. Located at 18 Reserve Street in the old Pomona Bakery built over 100 yrs ago, the local owners have kept some of the original brickwork and featured reclaimed local timber, to create a stunning multi-functional space perfect for events and celebrations. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.




Farmgate to Plate WILLOW VALE COOKING SCHOOL Words Kaylene Murray Photos Tom Murray


ost serious diners, will remember Bruno Loubet fondly from his many years as a restaurateur in Brisbane, with his restaurant Bruno’s Table, and then at Baguette in Ascot. He then moved to the Sunshine Coast, to become executive chef at Berardo’s Restaurant in Hastings Street, where he brought a little French flair and his love of food to the Noosa dining scene. Bruno and his family then returned to London, where he was an integral part of the plant-based eating movement, with his restaurant The Grain Store. His return to Australia saw him partner with Airport Retail Enterprises to open his cafe Seeds at the Brisbane Airport. But, after years of dreaming about a project

that would allow his family to live a quieter life on the land in S. E. Queensland, whilst still following his passion for food and sharing ideas with likeminded food lovers; Bruno and Catherine came across the perfect place - a lush property in Willow Vale just outside of Brisbane. Catherine explained, that they had seen the property a few years before, but at that time were not ready to make the move - luckily it came back on the market just when they were ready to take their leap of faith. Now Bruno and Catherine, their two dogs Millie and Fergus, horses and assorted farm animals all reside within and without the 125-year-old, old Queenslander residence, with its sweeping verandahs and views over the valley below. The perfect place for family and grandchildren to visit.




With all the goodies on offer - this was definitely the true meaning of ‘paddock to plate’.

Their next focus was the cooking school; here they fully-restored and reinvented a garage into an expansive kitchen and dining area, with wide-open windows to allow the light and fresh country breezes easy access. “The classes are small - 6-8 people is a good fit for classes”, Catherine says, “and we tailor them to suit all skill levels. It gives attendees the ‘personal touch’ from Bruno and makes the classes easier to manage.” We were lucky enough to be invited to the inaugural truffle cooking class, where Bruno had created a menu, that placed the whole focus on beautiful, fragrant truffles supplied by the Western Australian Truffle Co. From starter to dessert - every dish was enhanced by freshly shaved W.A. truffles in all their glory. The day started with coffee and then a walk down the hill to the onsite permaculture vegetable gardens, where we would choose the salad and vegetable goodies for the class. The walk also gave Bruno and Catherine the time to share their vision for sustainability in home and restaurant gardens, and the opportunity to meet the ducks and chickens, and their beautiful horses as well. Bruno also explained how he follows the cycle of the moon when planting, and how he uses native flowers and companion plantings for natural pest control. On returning to the kitchen overlooking the gardens below, we set about creating a non-traditional French onion and truffle soup;

freshly stuffed potato and ricotta tortellini to be served with a rich chicken ragu; and Madelines that would be served with a fresh hay and tonka bean infused ice-cream. Classmates on the day were in full agreement - that the cooking class was a huge success, and the highlight was sitting at the large wooden table and enjoying the (mainly Bruno’s work on our day) luncheon with a glass of chilled Pinot Gris. Bruno’s classes will vary all through the year, offering classes in traditional French cooking; bread making, cakes, seafood whatever takes Bruno’s fancy that week. And, with the addition of his hand-built, wood fired pizza oven outside, the boys can come along to barbecue classes as well. Loved the class, the venue, the location and the fabulous owners, Bruno and Catherine Loubet. Can’t wait to go back again. Willow Vale Cooking School is just a short detour off the M1, this makes the cooking school an accessible destination from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Nthn New South Wales. 146 Fairview Drive, Willow Vale 4209 follow on Instagram and Facebook@willowvalecookingschool






Mumma O’s Top Tips for staying above the wellness line this christmas holiday season...

#1 Keep Moving! Just because you may have some extra time off work, it doesn’t mean you sign off from life. Embrace the extra time, go for a bike ride, a swim or a walk and enjoy some fresh air and time to yourself. If you are a Mum with kids at home like me and wonder what on earth you could do each day (or how you may even survive another day with everyone at home), then make a plan to get everyone out of the house. Head down to the beach or park and have running races, do some stretches, or kill time with lunges, squats and push ups while the children play. If you are at home, put some music on and dance! It is fun and the kids will love it too. Alternatively, find an express 20 minute program online you can do each day. 20 minutes is nothing out of your day, especially if you get it done early. #2 Drink Water Drink more water please. Your body needs it at this time of year more than ever. More rich food, extra alcohol, less sleep and warmer weather can leave us parched and our poor bodies are crying for hydration. Your body is already dehydrated if you feel thirsty. Set yourself a target. Have a 1 litre water bot tle on hand each day and refill after lunch to stay on track. #3 Eat More Nourishing Foods Common sense isn’t it, but golly gosh it can be hard during the festive season. My trick is to always fill your plates with the most nourishing foods first. So pick the greens, veggies, meats, eggs and nuts before the breads, potato bakes, deep fried goods and so on. The more good food you eat when you are hungry, the less room you will have to fill up on the food that contains very little nutritional value, including desserts. #4 Be Drink Savvy If you are partial to a festive drink or 3, then help yourself



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and let your health be some part of the equation before you grab whatever is being offered. Drink a small glass of water in between each drink to rehydrate. If this will spoil your festive vibes, then perhaps a sparkling mineral water or soda water with a wedge or two of fresh lime or a splash of Young Living Grapefruit, Citrus Fresh or Jade Lemon essential oils which are great for digestion and detox. Try and drink your wines, ciders and ginger beers with ice, as you will end up drinking less alcohol and

Photos: Drew Fisher

consume a little more water. If you end up completely overindulging, then before you get to bed or first thing in the morning, drink lots of water and flood your body with wonderful antioxidants from good wholesome foods. We use Ningxia Red made from Wolfberry Pulp for hangovers and it works a treat. #5 DIY Health Food Have you tried eating healthy sweets? Not boring ones made from carrots and mung bean sprouts. Ones that taste so decadent you wonder how on earth they can be good for you! I have attached a recipe below to help you get in the festive mood but stay within your healthy limits.

Clean Eating White Christmas Bliss Balls (Naughty or Nice? You can add a few tablespoons of Cointreau to be naughty or a 10 drops of Young Living Tangerine Essential Oil to be nice!) Ingredients: 2 cups raw cashews 1 ½ cups desiccated coconut ¼ cup rice malt syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup cranberries 1/3 cup pepitas 1/3 cup shelled pistachios 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil 100g Lindt 85% dark chocolate Method: Blitz cashews and coconut together well until you get a nice fine crumb and pour into a mixing bowl. Mix in all other ingredients, except the chocolate and mix well. Mixture should stick together when squeezed in the palm of your hand. Press and then roll into small sized balls gently and place onto baking tray lined with baking paper and freeze to set. Whilst your bliss balls are setting, melt your chocolate in a double boiler and then use it to half-dip your balls. Once again freeze to set, and store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge.

Healthy Rum Free Rum Balls (Of course you can add the rum!)

Ingredients: 2 cups raw cashews 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 cups soaked pitted dates 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil Option; 3 tablespoons of a good rum Method: Blitz cashews, dates and coconut together in small batches until you get a nice fine crumb. Pour into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients and mix well. Mixture should stick together when squeezed in the palm of your hand. Roll into medium sized balls and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and freeze to set. Option is to drizzle with melted dark chocolate or roll in coconut. Store in an airtight container in fridge or freezer.

Baccalà Mantecato or creamed Cod...

“Alcuni di voi si chiederanno perchè un piatt o della tradizione Veneziana usa un pesce proveninete dalla Norvegia per la sua preparazione?


el 1400 alcuni marinai Veneziani scoprirono il merluzzo essicato all’aria fredda nell’isola di Røst, Norvegia. I marinai erano cosí impressionati dalla scoperta che decisero di portare lo stoccafisso, pesce che un tempo sosteneva i Vichinghi, a Venezia. L’abbondanza, la lunga e facile conservazione di questo pesce lo fecero presto diventare un importante ingrediente della cucina locale e di altre città della penisola. Oggi, il Baccalà Mantecato, è uno dei piatti simbolo della cucina della città marittima. Tradizionalmente servito su crostini o polenta grigliata è un piatto assolutamente da provare se siete a Venezia o Noosa Italian. Va accompagnato solo da un bicchiere di Prosecco.”

“Were you wondering why a Venetian dish uses a “foreign” Norwegian fish for it’s preparation?


n 1400 some Venetian sailors discovered air dried cod in the Norwegian Island of Røst. Impressed by the discovery, the sailors introduced Venice to the Stockfish that has once sustained the Vikings. This long-lasting, plentiful and easy to preserve fish quickly became an important ingredient in the local cuisine and elsewhere along the Italian Peninsula too. Today, Baccalà Mantecato, or creamed Cod, is one of the maritime city’s most iconic dishes. Traditionally served on crostini or warm grilled polenta, it is a “must to be tried” if you are in Venice or dine in at Noosa Italian Restaurant. Enjoy it with a glass of Prosecco, that is all you need.”

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Noosa Italian Restaurant & Pizza on the River - Noosa Marina Tewantin




Between theVines THE JOYS OF THE LAND

We all love Rosé, with more Australians than ever enjoying the pink tipple, but did you know that pale Rosé isn’t necessary drier and that it’s not made by mixing red and white wine?

Rosé is not made by mixing white and red wine It is very rare for Rosé to be made by mixing white and red wine – in fact, in France, this method is forbidden by law, except when it comes to Champagne. The majority of Rosé wines are made with red wine grapes using the skin contact method. The grape skins that give red wine that beautiful colour only spends a short time with the juice when making rosé, so the colour of the final wine is pink!

Rosé is not a new style of wine Although Rosé feels very trendy at the moment – can we get a #yeswayrosé? – it’s actually one of the oldest styles of wine. It is believed that many of the earliest red wines actually looked more like Rosé than red wine. This is because many of the winemaking methods, including harder pressing and longer maceration times that helps red grape skins impart more colour, were not used back in the day.

Rosé is not for keeping Despite the high acidity in Rosé, it is not a wine made for cellaring, so enjoy it young and fresh. The newer the vintage, the better and fresher!

Dispelling those Rosé myths… Aussie Rosés are not sweet The best Rosé wines in the world are thought to come from France, where they tend to be bone dry with flavours like cherry, musk or spice. Aussie Rosé is traditionally more berrylicious with strawberry and raspberry aromas, but due to the popularity of French Rosé, more Australian Rosés are being made in that typical, French dry and savoury style. The rise of domestic, dry Rosé is a win for consumers - as they are affordable and of great quality!

It’s not just a summer drink!


hristine Ricketts, Cellar Director and Wine Educator at Cellarmasters – that have just launched a Rosé wine subscription – has debunked some of the most common myths, so you can look like the smartest person in the room next time you are enjoying a glass!

The colour doesn’t impact the taste Did you think that you prefer the pale coloured Rosés due to their crispness? Think again, because the colour of Rosé wine is not an indication of its sweetness levels – some of the driest Rosés can be hot pink in colour! Rosé gets its colour from the red grape skins which have no impact on the taste. The longer that the skins are left in contact with the juice, the more intense the colour of the final wine.



Although Rosé sales spike in Spring and Summer, more wine lovers are discovering what a great tipple it is to enjoy all year round. Rosé pairs perfectly with seafood, Asian cuisine and spicy dishes, so it’s a really versatile food wine. The Cellarmasters My Favourites Rosé Reservation subscription includes a case (dozen bottles) of three types of Rosé wines selected by experts and delivered to your doorstep, three times a year, for only $12.99 per bottle by the case. You can skip a case or cancel at any time, and there are no joining or cancellation fees. Each case comes with wine tasting notes, so you can impress your friends with your wine knowledge!

For more information:

Australia’s First Families of Wine By: Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker

Gran Patrón Piedra

This extraordinary limited-production extra anejo tequila is crafted entirely from the tahona process, and then meticulously aged for more tun three years in new American and French oak barrels for a deep mahogany colour and sweet, subtle aroma of fruit, fresh mushroom light citrus, and toasted French oak. The distinctive Gran Patrón Piedra bottle, which was inspired by the tahona stone, is numbered and packaged in an elegant box that converts into a beautiful display case. RRP $549.99

Taltarni The Patron

Taltarni presents its new flagship wine - The Patron Blended from specially selected sites of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, at the Estate’s vineyard in the picturesque Pyrenees. The vines are meticulously tended in the quest for perfection; including a green harvest at version, reducing the yield to 1 tonne per acre in order to truly represent our vineyard terroir. The cool nights and warm days of the Pyrenees provide the ideal conditions to allow slow ripening of the fruit. This wine represents the epitome of the Estate’s quality in terms of both vineyard and winemaking. It has structure and finesse along with drive and concentration and is the true essence of Taltarni Vineyards. RRP $120.00

Gran Patrón Burdeos

Limited-production Gran Patrón Burdeos starts with hand selecting the most exceptional Agave plants from the harvest. This Anejo tequila is twice distilled and aged for a minimum of 12 months in used American oak barrels. It is then distilled a third time and aged in new French oak, before it is finished in vintage Bordeaux wine barrels, which impart a dark amber colour and a taste that’s velvety smooth with hints of vanilla and raisins. Grand Patrón Burdeos is beautifully packaged in a crystal bottle. RRP $799.99

Published by: Melbourne University Publishing Australia’s First Families of Wine is a luxury, hardcover book about eleven of Australia’s oldest and most respected family-owned, multi-generational wineries. Written by respected writer and journalist Richard Allen, with captivating photography by Kim Baker. It is a stunning luxury title celebrating these iconic and important wine families and the vineyards and businesses they have built. Brown Brothers, Tahbilk, Campbells, Yalumba, Henschke, d’Arenberg, Tyrrell’s, Taylors, Jim Barry, McWilliams and Howard Park - are all household names. With more than 5,000 hectares under vine across sixteen wine-growing regions around Australia, these are the families who make many of the country’s most iconic wines. This coffee table book beautifully showcases the colourful histories of these spectacular vineyards and historic buildings, exploring the wine industry’s transformation into an export-earning powerhouse and detailing the challenges of taking old family businesses into the 21st century. The vivid, stunning photography of sprawling vineyards, cellars, wineries and photos from the family archives brings these stories together, and with a foreword by Australia’s leading wine commentator, James Halliday AM, this book is a ‘must have’ for any wine lover. Chairman of the AFFW group, fifth generation winemaker Stephen Henschke, said “It is now a decade since our families came together to help build the profile of premium Australian wine - and tell the stories behind every bottle of wine we craft. This book encapsulates our families’ stories perfectly and the reader is taken behind the scenes and into our homes. It is a celebration of our 10-year anniversary with a nod to the next chapter of Australia’s First Families of Wine.”

The World Atlas of WINE 8TH EDITION

By: Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson Published by: Hachette Australia RRP $85.00 The first edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. In 1998, Janis Robinson came on board to co-author the fifth edition. This international classic is recognised by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world’s most respected wine-writing duo, have once again created a classic for wine lovers.





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 still a little cooler 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. Fresh garden produce grown at Flaxton Gardens


t’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

The 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’. 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 Rosetta Books is a unique bookshop nestled in the beautiful hinterland town of Maleny for the past 16 years. They offer a broad range of interests, support for local authors and an atmosphere of imagination and anticipation that makes us all love bookshops. As an independent bookshop, they have the freedom to choose their books including some very beautiful coffee table books from around the world, books you will not see in any other bookshop. The staff at Rosetta’s have a passion for books, they are knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to help. Their children’s section is a treasure trove of award winning picture books and fiction, and activity books to intrigue and entertain. Settle into the cosy atmosphere of the café within the shop, breathe in the aroma of really good coffee, and indulge in this wonderful accompaniment to a good read. We also pride ourselves on our collection of stunning coffee table books. Ron Jeffery Realty A well established in Imbil & Kenilworth, servicing the busy Mary Valley real estate market. From there, they cover the Hinterland area west of the Bruce Highway and south of Gympie. The State Forest and National Parks are a natural western boundary. However, there was a need to extend that coverage to include the Blackall Range. It’s a seamless transition from the Valley to the Range. To satisfy that need, Ron recently opened a new office in Montville, in the centre of the Range. In keeping with the artisan village, the Montville office incorporates a property gallery. This gallery showcases the Blackall Range and Mary Valley areas and the property options on offer. It’s a great way to acquaint yourself with the region. The real estate office and the gallery are kept quite separate, so you can browse in peace. The video flight through the area is well worth watching. It’s amazing what you can see from the air, the scenery is spectacular. Now, with 3 offices conveniently located in Imbil, Kenilworth & Montville, Ron jeffery realty have you covered, from the Valley to the Range. Give them a call or better still, call in to the new property gallery in Montville and have a browse, they’re open from 9 – 5, 7 days a week! Art on Cairncross presents Michael Nicholas finds the outback full of inspiration for his paintings. These are not just beautiful renditions of striking landscapes, but impart the power of the land and why it has spiritual connections for so many. The Opalcutter Opalised wood from the Boulder opal fields in Queensland -Millions of years in the making! Amazing bright colours of green and blue in between the wood grain pattern. Simple 18karat yellow gold ring setting to show the unusual shape of the opal. Available from The Opalcutter, Montville, 07 4552 9598

ROUGH & CUT OPALS The Opalcutter, Montville

The Opalcutter, Montville

The Opalcutter, Montville

Contemporary Jewellery & Art to Love & Give


The Opalcutter, Montville

Potters Workshop, South Africa

POTTERY & ART Arior, Barcelona

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



Hinterland look SEE THE OTHER SIDES OF NOOSA To Fraser Island & Rainbow Beach

Gympie Elanda Point

Wahpunga Kin Kin

Kin Kin Junction

Teewah Coloured Sands


Traveston Cooran



Laguna Bay


Noosa Heads






Sunshine Beach Sunrise Beach

Carters Ridge Imbil

Castaways Beach


Marcus Beach

Eerwah Vale Eumundi

Peregian Beach

Belli Park

Coolum Beach North Ninderry

Coolum Beach Point Arkright Yaroomba Beach






Sunshine Coast Airport Mapleton

Kidaman Cambroon Creek







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Palmview Bald Knob


Landsborough To Brisbane



Alexandra Headland Mooloolaba Buddina Kawana Waters Bokarina Wurtulla Currimundi Dicky Beach


Kings Beach Bullock Beach

NS On the hill at Flaxton... Traditional French cuisine... Bon appetit!

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“AUTHENTIC FRENCH COOKING AT ITS BEST! When visiting the Sunshine Coast this is a MUST!! Wonderful French food at its best. Very congenial chef/host. We always find that their 3 course special is always totally amazing. Well balanced choices. Typically elegant French simplicity where no flavours are ruined and the food is so fresh. BON APPETIT. You will not be disappointed.” banksias374 Hobart, Australia Trip Advisor

Le relais bressan F R E N C H R E S TAU R A N T 344-346 Montville Mapleton Road, Flaxton Opens 11:30am Wed to Sunday - Lunch, Coffee & Dinner Phone: (07) 5445 7157 - Licensed Enjoy the country drive - only 50mins from Noosa





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There is nothing better than setting out early on a beautiful day for a drive to the country. One place to visit is beautiful Kenilworth, only 40 minutes from Noosa...


t’s always a good idea to pack an overnight bag when you venture out along the country road to Kenilworth, with thoughts of generous serves of country food swimming around your mind; and dreams of shopping in the cute township and perhaps deciding to stay overnight and do the same thing all over again the next day. There’s so much to see and do in the town with its multifaceted array of cute boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bakeries, and of course, the country pub! And throughout the year the town plays host to some great events, a Kenilworth ArtsFest; Cheese, Wine and Food Fest; Sunshine Coast Ukulele Fiesta; Kenilworth Show and Rodeo, Campdraft; Quilt and Craft show and so much more. As I’ve wandered around the township talking to the locals, traders and visitors to the area, one thing has become apparent. The people who come to Kenilworth love the true country feel of a warm welcome, helpful and willing service - and the prospect of one-on-one communication, so lacking in big city shops and venues. The region is also a drawcard for those looking for a true country experience, with a good selection of B&B’s in the area, as well as natural wonderlands for campers to explore and enjoy. And, for those looking for a ‘farm to plate’ experience. On the edge of the shopping precinct, sits the iconic Kenilworth Dairy, Established in 1950, as one of the many rural chefs factories owned by the Kraft Corporation, until in the late 80s, when Kraft moved to centralisation and closed regional factories. At that time, two employees and a local businessman decided that perhaps some of the workers could buy the factory. And they did, renaming it to Kenilworth Country Foods, now Kenilworth Dairies. Now, times have changed - new owner but the dairy is still a local attraction for lovers of fine cheeses, yoghurts and the like. With an onsite café serving fresh lunches, morning and afternoon teas in the undercover entertaining area and surrounding gardens.

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Breaking Stones: A band on the brink of superstardom… Left: The real thing... Western clothing for gals & guys imported from the USA Available from: WEST N COLOUR Kenilworth

For those looking for a bit of ‘back to nature’ here’s the small town of Imbil just up the road offering 4-wheel driving and camping facilities, that have become extremely popular with weekend trekkers and serious drivers. And, just 8 km from Kenilworth, you’ll also find the State Forest that harbours four perfect camping areas. No bookings are required just self registration. 16 km up the road, just below Lake Borumba, is the working Borumba Deer Park, offering a unique family enjoyment and relaxation experience - with friendly hosts. There are modern amenities and BBQ facilities for visitors. In other words, you’ll be glad that I suggested packing that overnight bag, as there’s so much to see and do in and around Kenilworth.


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An iconic exhibition of Rolling Stones photography (1963-1965) by Terry O’Neill supported with a hardback book entitled ‘Breaking Stones’.


n the early 60s, the world was undergoing extraordinary social upheaval, triggered by post war prosperity and adolescent defiance; the tectonic plates of class, money and power were colliding - and socio-religious rules were crumbling. The new heroes of art, film, music and literature were working-class boys and girls. Before 1963, youth was largely acquiescent and acquisitive. After 1963, they were impossible to ignore. They were catered to. They were marketed to. They were listened to. They were heard. The Rolling Stones began their career during these fateful early years of the 1960s. Friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards bonded over their mutual admiration of electric blues music from Chicago, and wanted to play music like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Along with Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones and for a short time Ian Stewart, The Stones started to play the small clubs in London and quickly caught the eye of Andrew Loog Oldman, who in turn would become their manager ant the rest, art they say - is history. All images are for sale and hand-signed by the photographer. Venue: The J Lounge/Upper Foyer and is open to view Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm. Date: 1st Dec - 31st Jan.

Shop 6 Elizabeth St Kenilworth P: 04288 45 165 6 days 9-5pm closed Tues - E: NoosaStyleLiving


NS Sunshine Coast Art Trail


When people talk about art, they usually are thinking about paintings, but fine art includes so much more, especially sculpture. The sculptor has to also think in three dimensions to achieve their aims and often on a challengingly large or small scale.


he Sunshine Coast shows a great depth of art forms and just starting with the carefully crafted wildlife in bronze by Bodo Muche from whales to a life size koala, the quality is immediately apparent. Bodo was German born, spent many years as a young adult living in Botswana and Tanzania where having left a career in taxidermy behind him to focus on the majesty of living creatures, he met and married Robyn, an Australian painter and they went on to build their own foundry in Queensland and a world-wide reputation. Sadly Bodo died in 2017, but leaving a legacy of works in collections from The Stockman’s Hall of Fame to game fishermen in Florida, but also still available editions of his beloved animals from around the world. In more ethereal forms are the organically inspired works by Craig Medson, who worked alongside the equally talented Fiona McCarron, producing works of visual and tactile strength. These stunning creations in marble, sandstone and bronze are contemporary and yet timelessly classical and these two were instrumental in establishing a new generation of sculptors of the region. Craig’s public works can be found internationally (including in South Korea, Spain and Turkey amongst many places) and both artists’ pieces are shown at ‘Art on Cairncross’ in the esteemed company of those by Rhyl Hinwood AM. Rhyl’s remarkable career encompasses such highlights as making the ceramic

Art on Cairncross

“Kathy the Mowbot”, Steampunk sculpture, 17 x 25 x 9 cm, by Steven Thompson

Australian Coat of Arms in the House of Representatives in Parliament House, Canberra; over many decades carving in the sandstone of the Great Court of the University of Queensland and even ‘Mary Poppins’ in Maryborough which continually delights adults and children alike. Gallery works are just as impressive but more placeable sizes such as in bronze a serene dove and maquettes (e.g. Mary Magdalene) whose full size counterparts are to be found in sandstone in St. John’s Cathedral in Brisbane. Much smaller, but just as labour-intensive bronzes show how a cold and solid medium can be expertly used to convey movement and character. The endearing wombats, echidna and platypuses by Eddie Wentorf and the frillnecked lizards, fairy wrens and geckoes by Chris Gavins clearly demonstrate this and yet each little work has undergone every stage of the lost wax process, not least of all the final polishing and applying of a patina. Less traditional but just as engaging are the figuratively-based images from Elli Schlunke. “Belly Belle” is a beautifully rounded celebration of female form, but with a roughened surface showing the complexity of the subject. However, the range of mediums for sculpture are far from limited and this is certainly evident in the leather masks by Michael Taylor, which also show that colour can be an important factor as well as form. These are highly imaginative and eye-catching artworks influenced by a wide variety of topics from Greek mythology to marine biology. Each unique item is as inspiring as it is inspired and demonstrates skill levels in a difficult material, but with sensational results. The techniques required by Steven Thompson to create his magnificent steampunk sculptures are another consideration and beyond the immediate visual impact of his works is the added joy of pondering “What was that part previously used for?” This is all before venturing into ceramics, glass, wood, recycled materials, resins and more. So when looking for an artistic component to a home, an office or any space, it pays to think beyond the two dimensional, especially for less conventional areas. Many homes in this scenic region obviously incorporate plenty of windows to embrace nature’s art and this can even be enhanced by careful placement of sculptural works. As ever, art is a personal choice and will have different connections and meanings to different individuals, but there is such a diverse and fascinating array of works on display in the region.

Representing a selection of fine artists from the Sunshine Coast region and throughout Australia. Artworks include paintings, ceramics, sculpture, glass, leather masks and unique gifts.

Art on Cairncross Cairncross Corner, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny, Qld. P. 07- 5429 6404


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“Ea – Celtic meaning fire”, leather mask sculpture by Michael Taylor

“Plume II”, Chillagoe marble, 44 x 20 x 10 cm by Fiona McCarron

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As conder died in holloway sanatorium London in february 1909 driven to insanity by tertiary syphilis, those of you that know my writing would know that ‘Charles Conder and La Belle Pox‘ was my preferred title. If, however, you know my publisher, you know I would never got away with it!!

Charles Conder and

la belle epoque


onder born in London in 1868, nurtured in India until the age of 4, until his mother died in 1873, when his engineer father sent him back to care, and school in England. He was always artistically inclined but his religious father would have none of it. He was sent to Sydney to join his uncle in the more robust Endeavour as a colonial land surveyor in 1886. He soon rebelled joining the staff of the Sydney Illustrated News as an illustrator, which in itself gave him an intro to the great artists of a Australian impressionism. In both Sydney and Melbourne he worked alongside Nerli, Streeton, and Roberts. In a three year period he painted masterpieces now beloved by collectors here in Australia, also catching his syphilis from his Sydney landlady. In 1890 he sailed for Europe and debauchery. In England and France he lived the good life. All the time painting the elegant ladies in England. Newquay in Cornwall, fashionable with the wealthy of the day, was a favourite haunt of conders up until his death. It was in Paris

Charles Conder 1868 - 1909 - (UK, Australia, France)

where he was lauded for his lithography and delicate watercolours on silk that he caroused his health into an even worse state. His moving and shaking with Toulouse Lautrec and the Paris glitterati of the day saw him running to the beach and country to regain health. La belle epoque saw the cafes of Montparnasse teaming with life day and night. Artists, their models, actresses, the girls of Le Moulin Rouge, dance partners from Le Moulin de la Galette, and the ladies of the night, all heaped in together. It was hard for the mostly unwell Conder to cope . In 1901he changed tack and married a wealthy widow Stella Maris and tried to settle down with his new financial backstop, mainly to no avail, drinking heavily he fell out of favour with his patrons. His more interesting Paris work was done in pastel and crayon, pen and ink of the patrons and dancers inside the nightclubs. In the illustrated trilogy above Conder recorded some of the girls in their cafe day wear. Leigh Murphy Noosa December 2019

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. WILL ASHTON RITA ANGUS DORRIT BLACK RUPERT BUNNY NICHOLAS CHEVALIER WILLIAM DOBELL RUSSELL DRYSDALE BESSIE DAVIDSON DONALD FRIEND


Prosper Le Courtier - French - 1855 -1924 ‘Lion sculpture”

AND MANY MORE Also British and European works All prices are below current Auction prices and all reasonable offers will be considered .

4/41 Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction (beside H&R Block) Open 7 days Ph 0438 745 940 NoosaStyleLiving


svein koningen

Lost in Wilderness - painting by Svein Koningen.

Contemporary art for the modern art lover, the studio gallery now open for visitors ART CLASSES with KONINGEN... painting intuitively COME HAVE FUN... Play with colour, express your inner self through the process of painting. Small private classes designed to open up the intuitive channels of the mind in a working studio set amongst nature. (with fans on the veranda) Classes will suit anyone wanting change and open to new experiences. Create your own painting being guided by Svein. Everything is supplied all you have to do is bring yourself we have a lovely drink and nibble break. Call Svein for information. Call Svien 0490 754 216



“Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.”

– Richard Attenborough

FIVE reasons to visit Noosa Regional Gallery this summer: • Your brain enjoys looking at art, regardless of what you think! Good old science (and in particular Neuroscientist Oshin Vartanian) has confirmed that our brains are hardwired to find fulfilment in art. Recent findings have proven that when looking at art and without any prior intention, areas of the human brain involved in processing emotion and also those that activate our pleasure and reward systems become instantly engaged. So art- regardless of whether we like it or not- emphatically stimulates the brain! • Visiting art galleries has been proven to reduce stress levels Science has also proven through countless studies that a simple 30 minute visit to an art gallery actually lowers the body’s concentration of cortisolotherwise known as the stress hormone. Perhaps it’s the calm thoughtful environment; the opportunity to ‘switch off’ from the outside world. Whatever it is, despite being an opportunity for inspiration, stopping by Noosa Regional Gallery will be a perfect stress suppressant these summer (school) holidays! • Enjoy FREE entertainment for the whole family! Not many things are free in this world, and while we can’t promise you hugs, we CAN promise you FREE entry into our ever changing exhibitions, FREE creative art making fun for the kids in our Gallery Creative Space, FREE entry to win prizes in our kids Art Detective activity, FREE family fun on ArtPlay Sunday’s and of course FREE learning experiences through interaction with our art exhibits and meet-the-artist events. That’s a whole lotta free!! Did I also mention the beautiful parkland, playground, BBQ facilities and FREE kids waterpark next door? Set on the banks of the picturesque Noosa River, Noosa Regional Gallery offers FREE serenity and fun, all rolled into one. Winning! • You’ll be supporting small business because artists are small businesses too We are consistently reminded how supporting small business supports our local community. But had you thought about the fact that like your local green grocer, artists are just small local businesses too? Without expectation of purchase, when you pop into our Gallery to view an exhibition, what you’re incidentally doing is supporting the ability of an artist to make a living. And while we do show work from overseas artists, the majority of our exhibitions feature local and national artists from Australia. Like our current exhibition ‘Violent Salt’ showing until January 26, 2020. It’s a group exhibition of nine Australian artists from Queensland, Adelaide, New South Wales and Victoria. That’s NINE small businesses you could support without spending a cent, while pleasing your brain, reducing your stress levels and keeping the kids entertained- all in a matter of just thirty minutes! How’s that for multitasking (insert strong-arm emoji here)! • You’ll always find something unique in the Gallery shop Of course you’re welcome to spend longer than 30 minutes visiting us! Our re stocked Gallery Shop will take you at least that to browse. With our new collection of art books to flick through, hand crafted fine jewellery to try on and artist-made homewares to consider… just in time for the holidaysour carefully curated selection of locally made and ethically considered products include something special for everyone. Like Elke Lucas and Michael Pugh’s dreamy pottery, Gerhard Herbst and Two Plums exquisite fine jewellery, Yanni Van Zijl’s striking artwork necklaces and Notely’s ecocool notebooks. Plenty of options for gift giving but even more so for selfspoiling (hint hint)! NoosaStyleLiving



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help with cooling when the ambient temperature increases: convection, conduction, radiation and evaporation. Radiation and convection occur across the skin and evaporation occurs from the respiratory tract, via panting. There are some physical traits in our pets that will limit/inhibit these cooling processes and thereby predispose heat stress: • Radiation and convection across the skin are inhibited by thick hair coats, heart disease (this affects the circulation to the skin), lack of acclimatization to the environment and obesity/ overweight body condition.

Heat induced injuries Dr Naomi Hansen BVSc (Hons) MVS MACVSc Veterinary Director


have noticed that heat stress/heat stroke has been quite topical on social media as the ambient temperatures herald the onset of summer. The reality is that heat stroke is the most serious heat-induced illness that can afflict our beloved pets during the summer months so it is important that we are aware of which pets are predisposed and what signs to look for in the early stages of this condition. There are two different types of heat stress/stroke: • Exertional (overheating while exercising) • Non exertional (classic heat stroke) In most pets, there will be a progression of clinical signs visible before the onset of heat stroke. It is important that we recognise these early signs and act on them as the onset of heat stroke puts our pets at risk of internal organ damage. • Heat cramp: muscle spasm associated with sodium and chloride depletion • Heat exhaustion: fatigue, weakness muscle tremors, vomiting, diarrhoea • Heat stroke: heat exhaustion with CNS disturbance, these patients generally have damage to the internal organs and are considered critical. Our pets do have inherent heat-dissipating mechanism that



• Evaporation from the respiratory tract is reduced by the conformation of the nose and airways (i.e brachycephalic breeds like pugs and bulldogs are not very efficient at panting and prone to overheating), laryngeal paralysis and collapsing trachea.

Heat stroke is preventable, if we are aware of our environment and our pets’ ability to cope with heat. If you have a pet that is a little on the heavy side or has a heart condition or airway condition that we know will affect their ability to dissipate heat it is important that we do not put them in a situation that may result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke. It is worth considering clipping your pet if they have a dense coat, dieting your pet if they are a little heavy and considering surgical enhancement of your pets’ nose and airways if they are a brachycephalic breed. I own a sausage dog and a toy bulldog, I clip both of them for summer and when my toy bulldog was 6 months he had his nares (nose) and soft palate operated on to ensure he would be able to breath efficiently as he grew up. If you see your pet showing any signs of heat cramps or exhaustion please contact your veterinarian for advice as by this stage your pet may need some directed cooling techniques and intravenous fluid rehydration to prevent the organ damage that comes with heat stroke. Start active cooling techniques as soon as you are aware that your dog is getting too hot, this is as easy as wetting your dogs’ whole body with tepid water and use a fan to blow air over the body, but be careful not to use water that is too cold as this may inadvertently reduce the circulation to the skin (like when your fingers go white in cold water) and therefore reduce the heat loss through the skin. AEC Noosa Civic Shop ECO3a Noosa Civic Shopping Centre 28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville, P 07 5353 7005

Home is Where the Art Is…


he works at Jive Art, Noosa’s long-time home of vibrant, contemporary abstract and Aboriginal art will have you feeling right at home in no time. In a relaxed atmosphere on Hastings Street, Jive presents the work of leading, emerging and popular artists - large abstract expressionist paintings, gorgeous glassware and a range of Aboriginal works from collectable to accessible. With experience at Australian and International Art Fairs, Jive curates a changing exhibition of stunning works in close collaboration with the successful artists the gallery supports. And leaving aside the debate over jewellery as art or decorative accessory, at Jive there is no doubt that jewellery can make a stunning statement. The pieces are personally sourced by the owner Jan Sinclair and her team for timeless appeal, contemporary edge and accessible pricing. The gallery is filled with the pieces they love from Israel, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Asia, the UK and of course Australia. Jan says her “guiding principle is to find pieces that set the wearer apart - we don’t need to settle for the same brands or styles worn by everyone else when there are so many beautiful options out there. We see it as our job to bring them to you”. So, whether you are sprucing up your home or your outfit, Jive Art may be your opportunity to treat yourself with something unique to enter the 2020’s with a bold new style. Jive Art, 2 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Tel: 07 5455 3308 Art: Jewellery:


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In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. Billy always brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on his family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea or naked bungee jumping. But his comedy can be laced with anger too. He hates pretentiousness and calls out hypocrisy wherever he sees it. His insights about the human condition have shocked many people, while his unique talent and startling appearance on stage gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. Billy got away with it because he has always had the popular touch.


Published by: Harvill Secker RRP $32.99 An intelligent, compelling psychological thriller from an exceptional new voice. Naomi seems to have the perfect life. But the reality is she and her husband are drifting apart and struggling to conceive their second child. Then Naomi meets Sean at her daughter’s nursery. Looking for a connection, she joins him at a swimming lesson with their children. That day, Naomi makes a terrible mistake. Available from 4th Feb.


Published By: Century Rrp $32.99 1840: Twenty Three Years After The Death Of Her Famous Sister Jane, Cassandra Austen Returns To The Village Of Kintbury, And The Home Of Her Family’s Friends, The Fowles. She Knows That, In Some Dusty Corner Of



The Sprawling Vicarage, There Is A Cache Of Family Letters, Which Hold Secrets Not Be Revealed. Then One Day She Faces A Stark Choice: Protect Jane’s Reputation Or Leave The Contents Of The Letters To Go Unguarded Into Posterity... A Wonderfully Original, Emotionally Complex Novel That Delves Into Why Cassandra Burned A Treasure Trove Of Letters Written By Her Sister – An Act Of Destruction That Has Troubled Academics For Centuries. Available From 21St Jan.

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CLIMATE CHANGE WARRIOR… Steve Posselt Published by: Ebono Institute RRP $29.95 Trade Paperback

Steve doesn’t ride horses or camels; he travels with Old Yella, a wheeled kayak. He goes on extremely long kayak journeys to promote climate awareness and education. Old Yella has served him faithfully for 12 years over 12,000km, with almost 2,000km of that dragging it over land. Yep, he drags that thing over land when he’s not in the water with it. Like I said, the man’s mad. Steve Posselt’s most recent journey, and the subject of this book, Tough Is Not Enough, saw him paddle and drag that kayak from Canberra to the Paris Climate Conference, COP 21, a trip that spanned three continents over twelve months, the culmination of a decade of battling on the front line as a climate warrior.


WATER In Conversation with Margaret Atwood Australian Tour


oin Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, for an unmissable evening of conversation about her remarkable career, her diverse range ow works, and why she has returned to the fictional world of Gilead 34 years later. Atwood will discuss her highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work The Hand-

maid’s Tale - along with the global celebration of the publication of the sequel The Testaments.

The Australian tour commences in Sydney 16th February 2020 and lands in Brisbane at Q PAC 22nd February. Full details and dates:www.


alk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson. See animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole. Gaze at Peter Fishchli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat. Traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe. View the tidal currents rise and fall around Angela Tiatia. Reflect on the cultural traditions of bodies of water with Judy Watson, and on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden. WATER invites you to do all this and much more. WATER opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element that sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smallerscale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges war face today. Ticketed event. Dates: 7th Dec 2019 - 26th April 2020. Up Late: Will also return to GOMA Friday and Saturday nights, 20th & 21st March 2020. Venue: G O MA G allery 1.1 The Fairfax G allery, G allery 1.2, Gallery1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery


appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart

Dates: 7th - 18th January, 2020 Venue: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC Brisbane

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Interest in skate boarding has snowballed with its placement in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

grab your decks! Words: Margaret Maccoll Photos: Rob Maccoll


“I was just self taught. My dad used to take me out skating every morning. “We moved to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast in 2003 and my Mornings and afternoons Chiggy, as he is known, parents built a house can be found instructing his students as they skate, on property about 10 grind or kickflip their way around the ramps at minutes from my local Coolum Skate Park. Peregian Beach and Sunrise Beach skate parks. “A couple of years later, I was lucky enough to score After 20 years of a 14ft vert ramp skateboarding, from Billabong, w h i c h used for demos includes some around Australia. FROM TWO YEARS OF international Looking back, I am AGE SKATEBOARDERS ARE competition, so grateful. It would C h i g g y be every young GRABBING THEIR DECKS continues to love skateboarders AND CARVING UP THE PARKS skateboarding dream to have and has found his that wooden AROUND NOOSA. place teaching. masterpiece “It’s cool. It’s the right in your own best. It’s changed backyard.” many lives,” he Skateboarding has taken Chiggy across the country said. and overseas. It has enabled him to meet “the coolest Chiggy took up skateboarding in 1999 at the age of people” and given him an unexpected career. eight. “In 2013 I was offered an opportunity with “My family and I grew up on the Central Coast in Skateboarding Australia to run free community skate New South Wales and I began to skate at the local clinics at skate parks across the Sunshine Coast,” he park The Entrance,” he said. said. nterest in skateboarding has snowballed with its placement in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in July and a greater public acceptance of the activity, according to professional skateboard coach Mat Chigwidden.




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“Until then, I hadn’t really thought of myself as a teacher but like a duck to water, I embraced the ability to share my passion with the youth of the Coast. “What started out as a private lesson here and there, brought me to a place where I was able to give up my day job and take my passion of teaching skateboarding full time.” Since he began teaching Chiggy has instructed people from toddlers to senior citizens and whole families. He has taken skateboarding to Indigenous communities and taught people with disabilities. His classes have beginners to very experienced skaters with aims to make the Olympics. Parents say their kids love the classes and with the moves similar to surfing the skills they learn at the skate park transfer to their surfing. Watching kids have fun, learn new tricks, make new friends, gain confidence and have an awesome time skateboarding is what Chiggy’s Skateboarding is all about. For more information visit au or follow Chiggy on Instragram at @MATCHIGWIDDEN

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edged between the national park and Girraween Nature Reserve just 3 minutes drive from the Junction, this 5.4ha development site replaced the scar of the old sand quarry with an exclusive residential development called Parkridge Noosa. New roads Lakeview Rise, Alba Close and Sedgeland Drive have been constructed wrapping around a central common area that includes a vibrant cafe, Fish restaurant, bar, 25m swimming pool, residents’ gym and parkland. From the ridge there are 180 degree forever views over Lake Weyba to Doonan through to Sunrise Beach. It is here that top tier luxury apartments Parkridge Terraces have commenced construction, to be followed by individual Parkridge Townhomes and over the course of the next 18 months, Parkridge Hill. STEPPING DOWN THE SITE, THERE IS PARKRIDGE GREEN AND THE FIRST STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT, PARKRIDGE RESIDENCES AND PARKRIDGE VILLAS, WHICH ARE NOW COMPLETE WITH RESIDENTS MOVING IN. With the exception of the Villas precinct, the apartments were designed by Blackburne Jackson Architects. Most blocks are 3 levels, all with basement parking and lifts. Designed by Sparks Architects, Parkridge Villas with their ultra modern facades and private courtyards facing out to Resort Drive, mark the entrance to the development and define this as stylish well-thought out project by the award-winning Altum Properties Group. With strong capital gains for early entrants, Alex has already commenced re-sales in the development. But there are still opportunities to be had off-the-plan. Specifically, the

largest penthouse in Parkridge Terraces. Apartment 1533 takes up half a floor. This stunning 400sqm single level home with deep wraparound balcony takes in views from the sunrise in the north east through sunset to the north west. 4m high raked ceilings, immaculately designed chef’s kitchen with dual Miele ovens, butlers pantry, integrated SubZero fridge plus wine fridge, stone benches, customised joinery and fire place, along with 4 car lock up garage in the basement carpark, showcase an unparalleled level of space and style in apartment living for Noosa. Punching well above its weight for a relatively new agency, Noosa4Sale has just entered into a joint venture with Altum Properties Group to manage all property rentals on site, and oversee caretaking of grounds and common facilities. Noosa4Sale is now co-located with Parkridge Management at the development, alongside the Parkridge cafe, Fish restaurant and bar on Alba Close, Noosa Heads.

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NS Looking for something different?... from art galleries, homewares, fashion & craft beer!!


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Then enter the world of award-winning artist , Julia Carter Gallery, whose works grace the walls of homes and businesses in Australia and abroad. Julia has just returned from a showing in Paris, and is once again working to gruelling schedules on her many private commissions. Julia’s studio showroom is also open for exhibitions for other artists as well.

ateway Drive in Noosaville is one of those special destinations, one that offers visitors a plethora of shopping and creative possibilities.

Just a short 8 minute drive from Hastings Street, Gateway Drive is home to an eclectic mix of businesses, interior design showrooms, artists in residence, boutique breweries with dining facilities, pet supplies, hair salons, carpets, clothing manufacturers - and of course, Bunnings. No day of shopping should start without a plan of action; so when you enter Gateway Drive be sure to check out Beach Shack Noosa, which offers a diverse treasure trove of ‘beach’ inspired collectables, mostly white-washed to fit into any Hampton’s or beachside themed home.

Next door, you will find Weaver Green, a doorway to the world of finely crafted carpets, mats and pillows - all designed for indoor or

You’ll also find two boutique breweries in the street, Land & Sea Brewing and Fortune Distillery and the newly opened Boiling Pot Brewery just up the road. Both offers meals; and are the perfect way to either keep your man occupied while you shop to your heart’s content - or take a break for a cool beverage and light luncheon. Also for the ladies there’s fashion and beauty and numerous other designers and services to discover. You won’t be disappointed by your visit to Gateway Drive, I can assure you.

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Camping trips could be key to imp

Mental health is a complex and sensitive topic, and many people find it difficult to have open discussions and share their struggles.



here are many factors which can contribute to our overall wellbeing, health and happiness, and research from Caravan Industry Association of Australia has found caravan and camping trips can be extremely beneficial. The Real Richness Report found campers are competitively happier, more satisfied, optimistic and energised than noncampers. Those who regularly camped were also less stressed, bored, frustrated and lonely - compared to non-campers. 96% of campers surveyed in the study believe that camping can make you happier 85% said camping enables them to gather their thoughts 94% believe camping recharges your batteries 95% believe camping reduces stress. “I have a very high stress job that requires me to listen to a lot of terrible stories. Camping and being with my loved ones in nature is the ideal way to switch off for a while for me - and also forces me to be a lot healthier. My job is primarily sitting, and camping requires a lot of walking and effort usually!” One respondent said. “We set out 4 years ago to travel full time. At the time, I was in extremely ill health and had just sold a business. My health improved so much - I was no longer feeling the consequences of my illness, our lives improved, we loved it,” another added. We’ve all heard the phrase ‘happy campers’, and it looks like there really is some truth behind it – our happiness, health, and wellbeing can all be improved by getting outside and reconnecting with nature, our loved ones and ourselves on a caravan and camping trip.

Time to venture into the great outdoors!!





he island is covered in natural bushland, ancient trees, and beautiful clear freshwater lakes. It’s also home to the purest lineage of dingoes and other wildlife.


you don’t have a 4WD yourself, there are hire company’s as well as 4WD tour companies in Noosa and Rainbow Beach to help you out. The you can enjoy the ‘theme park’ style exhilaration of experience the bumpy, island sand tracks, as you almost fly through the trees and over shallow creeks.

The island’s natural landmarks are spectacular and the reason that thousands of tourist visit every year. As you drive along 75 Mile Beach on the eastern side of the island, past The Pinnacles, where interspersed layers of coloured, mineral rich sand, form an artwork for photographers. You’ll visit the rusting hulk of the Maheno, and visit pristine Eli Creek where the constant flow of freshwater makes blow-up rings and LiLos a must have. Other major sightseeing places include Lake McKenzie, where white sand filters the pure rainwater, keeping it crystal clear all year round; and Champagne Rocks where you can sit among the rocks in the whooshing bubbles of incoming waves; and Waddy Beach where you can fish or swim to your heart’s content.

There’s so much to see and do - so much natural beauty - and a reason to visit in any season.

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krem explains ‘everything was so nice here, the weather, the natural beauty, the beaches and the houses’, but I discovered the interior décor was mostly black and white colour combinations; that although pleasant to the eyes, was not touching to the soul’. So he decided to import an array of beautifully hand-made, soulful, colourful and traditional art works from Turkey to Noosa - and display these in his shop “Turkish Gifts of Art” in Noosa Junction.

Black & White touch the eye...

but Colours & Motifs touch the Soul Ekrem sources the art works from local Turkish artisans and tribes. Because of the religious and cultural influences within the country, Turkish girls express their feelings by making textiles, beautiful rugs, and hand painted ceramic bowls and plates - to express their thoughts of happiness, sadness and love. This is why, when you visit Turkish Gifts of Art - every item you look at brings with it an energy infused by these Anatolian, artisan girls that has been crafted into their beautiful art works. In the last three years of his business, Ekrem has noticed that Australians are impressed by the magic of these colourful and patterned art works, under the description of Bohemian style; and now every day - more and more pieces are included in the interiors of Australian homes, adding their unique and soul touching magical energy.

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By: Nina Freundenberger Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $50.00 In Bibliostyle, interior designer Nina celebrates the beauty of books and the personal touch they bring to the homes they live in. With its gorgeous photography, Bibliostyle offers a peek into the private libraries of passionate readers from all over the world and all walks of life. Featuring an abundance of rare collections, floorto-ceiling shelves and stacks upon stacks of books. For Vlad and Kylie Kis, a table is much more than a flat surface. It’s somewhere people gather and memories are created. Vlad is a carpenter with 30 years fit-out experience, and a passion for solid timber joinery, building furniture using recycled, salvaged timbers and slabs. Come visit us in Forest Glen and let’s talk timber. Timber Dining Tables 0411 33 88 98 / 0411 579 795

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homewares & gifts Something relaxed and stylish always at Indigo Noosa Homewares & Gifts Noosaville

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ver since Weaver Green perfected a method for recycling single use plastic bottles into beautiful, soft woven textiles they have made it their mission to create gorgeous products that you would choose regardless of their environmental credentials. Machine washable, quick drying and UV stable, all of their products are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, meaning they don’t just look and feel amazing, they’re cleaning up the planet as well!! Weaver Green textiles are influenced by Scandinavian, African and Eastern design, combining soft yellows, reds,



blues, and greys with natural tones to make timeless products that look great throughout the home, as well as outdoors. Their hardwearing properties make them perfect for use on the deck or balcony, by the pool, as well as in kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms and hallways. You can even take them to the beach or on a camping trip! Perfect for our climate, Weaver Green is now being launched in Australia, and with the showroom now open on Gateway Drive in Noosaville, you can come and see these incredible products for yourself.


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something for every room and gifts There’s for everyone, but you have to be careful when you visit The White House as you could easily come home with boatloads of gorgeous things! There is lots of things to bring good feeling and comfort into your life and home, but be warned – our favourite colour is WHITE!

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NS The barn door’s quaint appeal and design versatility have taken it from the farmhouse into the family house, as many Australians choose to put a modern twist on the much-loved classic style feature.

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n line with this fashionable contemporary cue, Corinthian is launching a new range of internal barn doors and hardware, that have been designed to offer an array of looks that add eye-catching character to any home from modern to traditional and Scandi to industrial. The benefits of barn doors go beyond aesthetics. When slide to the side, and create the feel of an open floor plan - with visual and spatial flow. Crafted in sustainable solid timber and available in two finishes; the new light American White Oak, or Primed to allow for a smooth paint finish. So, whether you’re building or renovating, a barn door is an easy to install option that will add instant modern style to any space. For full details on range

Whether you’re looking for a ‘statement’ rug or one that simply speaks to your style - geometric patterns are definitely on trend this season. Rugs can be found in to incorporate modern and classic styles that are extremely versatile and iconic. Every tiled home needs a little softening - and what better way to achieve it than with a soft or silky rug. We have chosen a few exciting new rugs from Rug Society to give you pause for thought.

designs from Turkey The original floor coverings from Turkey... still in vogue after 100’s of years... Available from: Turkish Gifts of ArtSunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction Beautiful coloured glass lighting Available from: Turkish Gifts of ArtSunshine Beach Rd Noosa Junction



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Take a walk on the wild side and transform your outdoor space into an exotic jungle escape...


ungle-inspired gardens are the latest growing trend for city and suburban homes. Resilient, low-maintenance, and suitable for the urban lifestyle, this garden style requires minimal space, and no tedious tending to - or ‘green thumb’ to flourish. The look’s emphasis on thick vegetation is perfect for providing insulating privacy for a 360 sensory escape.

Experts in the creation of suburban oases, Northcote Pottery has curated a collection of pots, planters and garden décor to style your own backyard tropical forest, including a new, exclusive range of wild animal statues. Tailored to a jungle’s defining features of organic density, unstructured growth and natural wildlife, the collection requires nothing more than an untamed imagination to create your dream escape.

work well in smaller spaces because they won’t dominate the surrounding plants. Don’t forget to add pops of tropical colour with flowering beauties like ixoras and frangipanis, or colourful, broad hued foliage like cordylines and bromeliads. For fun and a fresh breakfast, plant a dwarf banana tree. Let Your Imagination Roam Wild with Animal Statues The all-new Northcote Pottery Animal Statue collection, launched recently, features a menagerie of species from across the globe. From a tiger cub poised to play, to an exotic Komodo dragon (the largest living species of lizard in the world), you’ll be spoilt for choice with these exotic pets bringing your garden to life. At home within an Amazonian-inspired garden, each animal makes for quirky, distinguished décor. These statues are beautifully crafted and vibrantly painted to capture the enchanting nuances of the animals they represent. Undeniably fun for kids and

Use Pots to Mimic The Natural Jungle Eco-Systems The beauty of the theme lies in the absence of delineated edging. Plant randomly and let your garden grow wild. Encourage overlapping fronds, climbing vines, and explosive, unexpected blooms to saturate your surroundings. Layer from the ground up, mimicking the eco-system’s natural planting state - and create tiers from the floor to the canopy layer using pots of varying shapes, sizes and heights. Smaller ferns that fall under 30cm are fantastic for ground coverage, whilst the mid-layer offers great opportunity to welcome abundant cycads and colourful flora. Offset bigger pots with tall, lush beauties like palms and clumping bamboos, which give an instant jungle look. Pick Plants with Authenticity A jungle style garden is brought to life by plants that grow wild in tropical and subtropical areas, or, in colder zones, mimic this appearance. The underpinnings of this look are lush greenery, vibrant colours and big, bold foliage. Ferns are a must as they bring vivacity to shady gardens and pots, with the added benefit of being evergreen for year-round splendour. Expansive leaves give drama and a tropical tone, so use large-leaf species like elephant ears, philodendrons and gunnera. ligularias and hostas



adults alike, there will never be a more authentic addition to your garden Encourage Wildlife with Water The soothing sound of rainfall is a both therapeutic and calming, but not conducive to sitting outside and enjoying our garden. The addition of a bubbling outdoor fountain will welcome an abundance of wildlife. For amateur ornithologists, fountains and water features, offer a welcome place for feathered visitors, plus the possibility of some handsome amphibians. For more information on entire range:



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Loving a little adventure...


Fascinating local business Spoke N Trail has managed to create a new buzz for Noosa and the hinterland as an exciting mountain biking destination for cycling enthusiasts. This boutique cycling company splits its time between a retail space and dedicated workshop along with tailored tours, skills coaching and a mountain bike shuttle service.


wner Jimmy Dawson says that mountain biking across Australia has seen a notable increase in the number of new comers taking up the sport, fuelled by new destinations and new bike technologies such as E-Bikes. Active adventure-seeking tourists will come from interstate and overseas to quench their thirst for new thrills. Major Australian mountain biking destinations so far have been Cairns in Queensland, Derby in Tasmania and Bright in Victoria. The Sunshine Coast’s varied and improving trail centres combined with the growing popularity of mountain biking is seeing tourists visiting this traditionally beach focused destination take to the trails. The Sunshine Coast local says that the trails in Tewantin, Parklands, and Caloundra have all been upgraded over the past year, and are attracting more and more riders each weekend. Spoke N Trail aims to foster this growth through its range of services educating and up-skilling riders, including skills coaching sessions, workshop training and race coaching. They also offer visitors to the region a shuttle service, provided by a 10-seater bus that provides access to the top of trail heads, and pick-ups at the bottom. This service saves the rider’s legs for the real fun, it’s like a chairlift for mountain biking and perfectly showcases the purpose-built, descending flow trails the area is fast becoming renowned for. Jimmy has spent over 20 years working in outdoor education, adventure recreation, and sports management industries in Australia and overseas. He’s a professional mountain biking coach, guide and bike whisperer. “After several years of guiding mountain biking professionally on the Sunshine Coast, I’ve come to realise how lucky I am to call this region home. The time has finally come to combine my love of bikes, the outdoors and experience as a guide, so I can showcase the awesome riding that South East Queensland has to offer”. With the Summer season now upon us, there couldn’t be a better time to get out and try a new technology like pedal assist E-bikes on a custom tour. Ask Jimmy for his advice on where to ride, join a skills session or enjoy some well-earned mountain bike shuttle laps. Spoke N Trail’s concept store and workshop is located in Noosaville within a 5 minute ride of Tewantin National Park and Wooroi Trails. Check out what they are all about at Facebook- @spokentrailmtb Instagram #spokentrail Or Visit for more information, shuttle dates and full range of services.





From sunrise to sunset along the park that runs adjacent to the Noosa River (known as the ‘golden mile’) you’ll find 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 daily rituals; 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.


long 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 and seagulls, 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. There’s even a sunset cruise available at The Jetty, where you can take a bottle of wine and a few nibbles along for the ride. The ferry provides glasses for you ease. Noosaville has always been a must-visit destination for great shopping and dining possibilities - and now it’s getting even more exciting. There has also been an exhilarating number of new restaurants opening in Noosaville to join longtime favourites like Flux and Thomas Corner , Noosa Boathouse and Waterfront. New restaurants include Barefoot Bar & Grill on Gympie Terrace offering diners water views and good breezes on a hot day or night; YoYo has also opened on the Terrace and is a sister bar to IS Tapas both serving tantalising cocktails and an eclectic range of wines; a new Greek restaurant, Santorini is adding to the dining scene, with a new breakfast menu soon; .and Secret Garden Café at Acres garden centre just up the road, is offering diners a touch of Spanish and Caribbean flavour in a garden setting. There’s never been a better time to visit for the day and stay on till the evening!!

All this and only 10 minutes drive from Hastings St.





... a s o o N n i All’s well

AS NICE as I usually am to Noosa mayor Wellington, I cannot allow this column to hit the hot metal press without mentioning the fiasco surrounding short term letting in the Shire. It’s an issue that has most of the Noosa business community and not a small number of rank and file citizens in a tizz. In its attempt to exercise controls over Airbnb, the council has twice come up with schemes designed to manage short term letting but which have instead enraged many people in the community because of their complexity and cost. The council is now having a third crack at getting it right with lawyers eyes’ glinting at the tussle in the courts that seems likely to ensue. 112


IT’S WELL known that bull sharks traverse the usually peaceful waters of Noosa River as they move upstream to breed in Lake Cooroibah. True to their name, these fellas can be aggressive but they seem to co-exist quietly with us humans who share their waterway. Well, that’s what I thought until recently when my misapprehension that there had never been a shark attack in our fine river was shattered. As the Wide Bay and Burnett Times reported in April 1908, “a young man named Ely” had been admitted to Gympie Hospital after “working his net in Lake Cooroibah, being seized by a shark and a piece of the calf of the leg being taken away”. It seems Ely had to make a long and painful journey by coach and train from Tewantin to Gympie, where he was said to be resting “fairly comfortable”. NOOSA resident and former Australia Post chief flack Rowland Hill and his colleague Robert Brooks have been recently active getting people hyped up over, to quote the Noosa News headline, ‘Noosa’s choking on its own magnetic charm’. In this they echo mayor Wellington’s concerns and also those of mysterious local figure Dr Michael Gloster who, as long ago as 1982 in the esteemed but now defunct Bulletin magazine, was referring to the “resident-tourism conflict” which continues to pain him to this day. In that year a vacant urban block in Noosa sold for a nose-bleeding $31,181 – the highest price in Queensland at the time. I bet Dr Gloster didn’t think back then he’d

still be perturbing about the same issue of those pesky visitors 40 years on. WHILE I reflect on tourism and the “visitor cap” that Dr Gloster continues to plug for…. Tourism Noosa’s brand new CEO, Melanie Anderson, has expressed her disappointment that much of the negative public commentary promoting the notion that Noosa is “choking” with visitors is either incorrect or has been taken out context. Ms Anderson wishes that people would verify their supposed facts with her organisation. “We don’t see the term ‘overtourism’ as an appropriate description of our challenges in Noosa,” Ms Anderson has told members. And a recent survey conducted by Tourism Noosa shows that 80% of Noosa residents approve of tourism because it’s good for the community and economy, over 90% of residents agree tourism is positive and 80% agree it contributes to increased property values. On the other hand, more than 40% of businesses say they would not be operational without tourism. IT ONLY remains for me to wish you a peaceful and sublime Noosa Christmas and a new year full of what 2020 should bring – good health, good times and clear vision.


UST as Noosa Shire was wondering whether there would even be a contest for the mayoral election in March, up popped a truly formidable candidate, ex-barrister Clare Stewart, who seems set to make a real race of it against mayor Tony Wellington. As I write elsewhere in this issue, Ms Stewart, previously unsullied by the stress of politics, is well equipped for the task of defeating Cr Wellington just as she overcame the serious life challenges, written about in her memoir, Standing On My Own Two Feet. A host of new candidates for the councillor election (six to be chosen) has also appeared and it looks like there will be a Melbourne Cup field challenging the incumbents. Could change be on the agenda in the Noosa community?

Keith Jackson

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