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Embassy XO A quiet Margarita and a cooling ale in the bar was the perfect start to a wonderful night's dining at Embassy XO in Sunshine Beach, for new Noosa property owners, Sandra and Gary Kuppe.


It was a fun festival once again this year at the Noosa International Food & Wine Show, with winemakers, chefs and food media turning out in force to tempt attendees. We caught up with local chef, Matt Golinski; and Chef Steven Snow and his family, who were up from his Fins Restaurant & Bar at South Kingscliff. Entertainment proved very popular with the crowds, with American tribute band The Blues Brothers rocking the house.it was a bit sad to hear of the festival's demise but hopefully Chef Matt Golinski & Editor Kaylene Murray someone will take up the mantle, and it will reappear on our events calendar again in 2016. Perhaps in its original form, where the focus was more on Noosa regional chefs and food producers. It might be time to get back to basics and rediscover where the whole idea came from, promoting our region to the rest of Australia. Here's hoping it does stay in Noosa.

Belinda Herford, Noosa-based modern artist, and husband and fellow artist, Gordon, proudly opened her 11th solo exhibition titled “Me We” a collection of what Belinda describes as ‘Lifeforce Portraits’


ith the Moét flowing, avid art lovers were treated to a feast of the senses with eight beautiful artworks. Titles such as “Brave”,“The Haunting”,“Vow” and the title piece “Me We” (sold to a collector in New York pre-show), offering tempting glimpses into Belinda’s unique and intriguing method of delivery of her concepts. This series of large modern figurative oil paintings on Belgian linen depict interaction between individuals that also invite the viewers interpretation. “Me We” Lifeforce Portraits Exhibition is showing now at Poeta Herford on Hastings, 62 Hastings Street Noosa from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday until July 31st. All welcome.






"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." - Yoko Ono

Kaylene Murray - Editor

What is it about Winter that brings out the thespian in us all? Of course, the cooler days and nights also offer the perfect time to curl up with a glass of good red wine and your favourite author on the couch or in your favourite chair, and enjoy the simple pleasure of lounging around in front of a crackling fire (or oil heater). In Queensland those times are so quick to vanish that it's a pleasure to indulge for even a short time. Our winter issue is full of clever winter style…from beautiful new offerings from our renowned boutiques and jewellers to tempting dishes from our region's finest restaurants and cafés; from inspiring interior design ideas for those cooler month renovation tasks to romantic weekend getaways.

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This issue we introduce you to a new selection of clever and interesting people all based either permanently or part-time in our iconic region. You'll meet local underwater photographer, Justin Bruhn who brings the beauty of sea life into the realms of art and beyond; we also have a 'heart to heart' with Noosa Jazz Festival co-ordinator Vickii Cotter and learn about her life full of music. If you love a great girl group, you'll love hearing all about local all-girl troupe the Kitty Kats and where you'll be able to see them performing on the Sunshine Coast this season. We also talk to local builder, Sarah Waller who is giving the boys a run for their money on the design front; and visit home cook and entrepeneur Mia Welsh for a little Italian inspiration. Check out our great winter reading feature, where you'll find the perfect selection of cookbooks to inspire you in the kitchen this season, as well as quality reading to enjoy during those quiet 'me time' moments. There are a lot of fabulous musicals and theatre productions heading to Queensland in the coming months, and we have found some of the best for you. Please read and enjoy…

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The Noosa Jazz Festival is a must in the winter diary for its heady mix of atmosphere, excitement and soul, but it wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for Vickii Cotter, who’s been adapting her winning Byron Bay Bluesfest event skills to the local four-day celebration. Coco Seymour-Griffin reports.


azz: it’s that fusion of rhythm, swing and blues that you can’t help tapping your foot to. Uplifting, with a nomadic edge, it’s the music of a renegade mindset that doesn’t like to be hemmed in by rules and formality. Free-spirited and experimental, jazz is the thinking person’s companion, offering warmth on a cold winter’s night, and light relief after a long day. So, when I meet Vicki Cotter, director of the iconic Noosa Jazz Festival, I am not surprised to find a woman driven by creativity, passion and artistic endeavour, much like the musical form itself. “Growing up, I aspired to become a famous musician,” smiles Vickii. “When I was seven, I started



playing the piano, and would open the sliding doors in our lounge room so that record company executives walking down the street in Hawker ACT could discover me! “I realised pretty quickly that this was an unlikely way to achieve my goal (as no one ever walked down our street, let alone someone in the music industry), so when I was 14, I started figuring out what I needed to do to get into university to study contemporary music. I therefore practiced piano every day, and had two separate jazz piano teachers and two vocal teachers, attended a music theory class, and undertook harmonica lessons (with Juzzie Smith, who now plays the festival). By the time I was 15, I was in a covers duo, had a manager and was performing around venues in



Canberra. I also played the piano at the Canberra Rex Hotel.” After a year off travelling around the world when she was 18, Vickii begun her undergraduate degree course in contemporary music at Southern Cross University, and soon found herself surrounded by fellow talented musicians.

musicians. It was a pivotal moment in my life.”

However, as she moved on to her second year at university, things took an unexpected turn.

“After being admitted as a solicitor, I moved into private practice, but quickly realised I absolutely hated every single second of having to go to court! It dawned on me pretty quickly that law was not for me.”

“In my second year of my music degree, I met a lady called Sally McPherson who was a music lawyer and taught the music business course. She became my mentor, and as a result, I decided that after my music degree I wanted to go on to study law to help

Graduating from law with honours, Vickii gained a position with Simpson Solicitors, a leading entertainment law firm in Sydney, and through them landed a role with HarperCollins book publishers as their contracts officer. However, the dream was not to last.

Luckily for Vickii, timing was her friend, and Sally, who was now the General Manager of the Bluesfest in Byron Bay, was looking for someone to help her with artist

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and in her second year, even managed to bring Kenny Rogers to the line-up.


But it was the Noosa Jazz Festival that won her heart when she took over the directorship in 2013. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. Originally founded in 1991 by the late Frank Johnson (who had a dream to hold a jazz party over two days –centring on Hastings Street and the local restaurants), the Noosa Festival is now in its 24th year, and has grown and spread, encompassing Sunshine Beach, Noosaville and Tewantin into the festivities, attracting musicians from all over the world.



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“Noosa has been g r e a t because of its warm embrace for arts and cultural events. It’s humbling that there is the support for the festival and our vision for its future from the local and wider community. There is a lot of hard work, blood sweat and tears that go into creating the event! I love that we can offer an opportunity for musicians to perform their music live to others. Noosa is such a beautiful location also, so our audience not only has the opportunity to hear talented performers, but to truly experience the region in addition.”

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“I was there in a heartbeat! And that’s how I fell into festival and events! I went on to work with the Bluesfest for five years. It was an amazing time. It taught me so much about producing, event management, project management, ticketing and stakeholders. I loved it.”

From the Bluesfest, Vickii had worked with Events NSW as the Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, and then as the Executive Producer of Crave Sydney International Food Festival, where she produced the acclaimed ‘Breakfast on the Bridge’ event. After this, she became the first CEO of the Gympie Music Muster (when the event was restructured),

With the main event experience now focusing on the Festival Village Lions Park where the festival will be able to program over 85 artists, the Noosa Jazz Festival is a constant

work-in-progress for Vickii who credits her team, sponsors and suppliers for the chilled-out laid-back musical vibe that occurs each September in the area, including the spin-off micro-events Tastings on Hastings, Jazz River Cruises and Legends Lunches. “My vision for the festival is to attract an international headlining artist such as Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jnr, Diana Krall or Tony Bennett. I want to be able to look back on the event in years to come, knowing we have laid a solid foundation for the



event to continue to grow and prosper for the region for another 24 years. We still have a way to go as we need to continue growing, but it’s good to have a goal to aim for. I believe in dreaming big and then making a plan on getting there, doing something towards that goal each day. Life is short. Believe in yourself, take fewer things seriously, be kind, laugh often, take more chances and enjoy the good times.”

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Noosa Beach Classic Car Events When: 25 & 26th July 2015 Mid Year Noosa Hill Climb Sponsored by Autobarn Gympie www.noosacarclub.com.au

The Mid Year - Noosa Hill Climb is held on Gyndier Drive Tewantin and consists of a track with 14 corners winding through State Forest. This event caters for grass roots motor sport and keeps spectators entertained with thrills and spills of close competition. The Mid Year - Noosa Hill Climb is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia. It has attracted such notables as Vern Schuppan, Kevin Bartlett, Dick & Steve Johnson just to name a few. With such a broad range of makes and models competing such as the Skelta, XU1s, Minis, Fiats, GTs, Jags, Open Wheel Hill Climb Specials and too many more to mention. There is sure to be at least one car that will stir your passion. So gather your friends and family and come and enjoy the thrills and spills. Noosa Beach Classic Car Club will hold their Annual Classic Car Show on the Sunday of the October long weekend holiday in the heart of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast QLD. While open to many categories of cars of all ages, the Marque of the Year for 2015 will be Jaguar and this year will host the Jaguar Car Club Queensland. Major Sponsors are, Shannons, RACV Noosa Resort and Noosa Civic Shopping Centre. East Coast Australia's most Prestigious all makes Car Show The world renown scenic location with a backdrop of the Noosa canals and waterways and vibrant "Hasting's St". In Excess of 10 Million Dollars worth of cars on display. Marque of the Year 2015: JAGUAR

Noosa Long Weekend Festival When: 14-26th July 2015 Where: Various locations across Noosa www.noosalongweekend.com If spending 13 days and nights of arts and culture in beautiful Noosa sounds like a dream, then wake up - it's true! The Noosa Long Weekend, from 1426 July 2015, is very unique and offers a diverse selection of dance, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, and workshops.

Pomona King of the Mountain

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa hinterland town of Pomona is a fun-filled event for the whole family, ending with the International Mountain Challenge where competitors run up the face of Mount Cooroora. The festival program includes a 3km family fun run, heritage markets, the primary school relay, tug o war, mountain dash, skate park competition and jam session, pram push, live music, rides, side show alley and a food court. The main race at 3pm is a steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain and back. Entrants come from around Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the UK to compete in this gruelling challenge.

Noosa Strade Bianche When: 8 & 9th August 2015 Where: Noosa Marina and Noosa Hinterland www.noosa-stradebianche.com.au The Noosa Strade Bianche Gran Fondo and Vintage Bicycle Festival celebrates vintage and retro steel-framed bicycles with rides through the Noosa hinterland and a popular bicycle show and shine.

When: 3-6th September 2015 www.noosajazz.com.au The Noosa Jazz Festival presents some of Australia's best talent against the beautiful backdrop of the Noosa River on the first weekend of spring. See performances from many genres of jazz to


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The Noosa Strade Bianche is a gravel "fondo" for vintage steel-framed bicycles, with 3 rides from the Noosa Marina through the beautiful Noosa hinterland. It is in the vein of the famed L’Eroica in Italy (L’Eroica means ‘heroic’, a celebration of the heroic era of cycling). Noosa Strade Bianche – Gran Fondo is a 133km loop ride through picturesque country roads, stunning vistas and country towns, with challenging climbs and descents, and sections of ‘strade bianche’ (‘white’ or unsealed gravel roads). En-route, there are country cafes, bakeries and pubs. The Gran Fondo and the 89km Medio Fondo leave Noosa Marina on Sunday 9 August at 7am. The 33km Piccolo Fondo on Saturday 8 August from 7am is an ideal introduction to the ‘strade bianche’, or gravel roads. All participants must ride steel-framed road bikes, fitted with downtube shifters.

When: 16-18th October 2015 Where: Eumundi Market www.australianbodyart.com.au The Australian Body Art Carnivale is Australia's leading body art event, and attracts amazing local and international body artists and spectators. Held each year during October in Eumundi, the 2014 theme of "Dreams and Nightmares" undoubtedly gave artists the chance to bring their wildest creations to life over the two days of the Carnivale. Focusing on body art in its many forms, the Carnivale is a festival of colour, with members of the public watching as the artists shape their human canvases to create each masterpiece. For the artists, it is an unmissable opportunity to highlight their creativity and also compete for cash and prizes totalling over $14,000! Visit the website for more details.

blues and folk, on the river stage, on jazz river cruises, and in the streets. There are also jazz workshops, master classes, the legends lunch series and Tastings on Hastings. Festival Village at Noosa Lions Park is the heart of the Noosa Jazz Festival and plays host to main stage concerts, master classes, food and market stalls.

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Broadway to Jazz Noosa Chorale & Noosa Heads Jazz Club Concert Friday 28 August 7pm Saturday 29 August 2:30pm Flat & Tiered Seating $35 / Mezzanine $30 Experience the infectious joy and swing of the Jazz Age and delight in the classics of Broadway at The J. Seventy of Noosa's best singers and the cream of Australia's jazz talent, the Australian Jazz Ensemble, combine in two hours of glorious music in 'Broadway to Jazz'. Noosa Chorale and Noosa Heads Jazz Club are sharing the stage for the first time so stand by for a swinging mix of trad jazz plus classics from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and other Broadway greats. Book now to walk down 42nd Street with a dance in your step!

Richard Clapton - The Lonesome Voyager Friday 18 September 2015 One performance only! Time 8:00pm (1.5hr show) $69.00 per person Following the fantastic response to his recent memoirs, “The Best Years of Our Lives”, Richard

performs a hybrid show featuring not just the songs, also all the often crazy and emotional stories behind the music. Performed in intimate mode, Richard and the masterful Danny Spencer on guitar, covering those days of “The Golden Age” the likes of which we will never see again. More than mere nostalgia or a trip down memory lane, this will be a reliving of those times, whether you are old enough to remember, or young enough to just want to know what it was like.

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Quartet Cut-price preview 10 September, all TIX $22 Evenings: 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 Sept. at 7:30pm Matinees: 13 Sept. at 2pm and 19 Sept. at 1pm MOLLY'S SONG* Charity Performance 16 Sept. at 7:30pm all tickets $37, includes a light supper at interval *Raising funds for Dementia Research TICKETS: Adults $31 | Concessions $27 | Member/Group $25 | Child (U17) $22 Genre: Comedy Quartet by Sir Ronald Harwood Director: Jane Rivers In a retirement home for musicians, three elderly, former opera singers find their peace and monotony shattered by the arrival of a newcomer - a major star in her day and ex-wife of one of the residents.

A gala concert is to be staged at the home to celebrate Verdi's birthday, with 3 of the 4 keen to re-live their halcyon days by recreating the famous aria from the 3rd act of Rigoletto. This is a bittersweet comedy that faces up to the issues of mortality and aging, culminating in a rousing, glorious finale. This play went on to become a successful movie directed by Dustin Hoffman; starring Dame Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly.

Mel's Angels 2 & 3 October at 7:30pm 4 October at 5pm Adults $27 | Concessions $22 | Member $22 Genre: Cabaret Devised and Directed by Matt Dunstan Come on a journey of wonderment and illusion as Melony Brests faces her toughest mission yet in 25 years of performing—to bring glamour to the Labour Day longweekend! With the help of her Angels, four work-a-day men transformed into glamorous showgirls and two dancing boys, melding together to become ‘Mel's Angels’, they tackle this enormous task. In true drag queen style, experience many eras of song and dance with a modern twist. Miss Melony and her Angels take you on a quantum leap through time with an explosion of colour, choreography and costumes to die for. This is an over-the-top extravaganza, where fantasy mixes with reality, and showgirl production numbers meet classic comedy antics. You'll be gasping with delight before bursting into fits of laughter. It takes glitter, glamour and guts to be a Mel’s Angel.




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If it’s home-grown talent you are looking for, The Kitty Kats have it in buckets, having recently been catapulted onto the Coast’s live music scene, along with a no-holdsbarred girl-power ‘tude. It’s time for some fun ladies! Coco Seymour-Griffin chats to the feisty trio.

“We want all women to be proud of who they naturally are! We are about bringing booty back! We are mothers, wives, and hardworking women, and we want to connect with our fellow female community through music. We want to empower! We aim to celebrate our differences and touch the hearts of our audiences through song, fun, laughter, and inspiration.”


o says the all-female powerhouse vocal trio, The Kitty Kats, made up of three of the Sunshine Coast's most-loved performers, Renae Suttie, Michelle Brown and Susanne Campbell. With inspiring and electrifying songs, and an incredible five-piece band, they are certainly proud to be ‘doing it for the girls’, putting a modern take on classic songs that have stood the test of time from many genres of music.



And it’s all taken off rather quickly – from an idea in April 2014, to forming a trio that September, to a plethora of gigs and appearances across the Coast today. It’s certainly been an exciting year for the award-winning singers who have each enjoyed thriving careers as performers in their own right prior to coming together as The Kitty Kats, including singing for numerous branded television advertisements and backing for various global music artists, as well as a plethora of industry and academic accolades. “Our journey so far as The Kitty Kats has been very rapid!” smiles Renae. “We began rehearsing in November 2014, and have now been performing publicly together for three months!

“Our first gig was for International Women’s Day in March 2015 at the ‘Local Women Rock’ event. We have since performed in many venues, and have more wonderful upcoming gigs booked in addition, including The Caloundra Music Festival in October 2015 and a gala performance at Jupiters Casino Gold Coast in March 2016. We will be holding a three-day performance workshop as a part of the Caloundra Music Festival Fringe Festival in late September, also. “What has been particularly amazing is the huge amount of support from members of the local community. We have been very fortunate so far, and are grateful and proud of what we have achieved in such a short amount of time. With Renae and Michelle having shared the stage at the Kangaroo Point Jazz ‘n’ Blues Festival in Brisbane in 2003, and at The Majestic Theatre Jazz ‘n’ Blues Music Marathon in 2012, some might say it was meant to be that they would come together eventually. But it wasn’t until they met formally in April 2014 that musical sparks flew. “When we got together, Susanne suggested (half-jokingly) that we should form a vocal trio as it was something neither of us had done before. It sounded creative and fun! We wanted the trio to be a ‘feature show’, performing at theatres, concert venues, auditoriums and festivals. Susanne wondered if Michelle might be interested in joining the group, so we asked her, and she agreed!” Choosing a name that they felt portrayed both the strength, unity

and fun-loving nature of women, The Kitty Kats was formed, and it wasn’t long before the group was being propelled forward with speed by it’s own momentum. “It has taken considerable focus and discipline on our parts to keep up with it!” says Renae. “Social media is probably the most powerful tool we have utilised to get the word out, and through this medium we have been able to keep our followers informed of every step of our journey so they have felt a part of our progress … which they are!” With time the trio’s greatest challenge with regard to keeping up with the growing demands of the band, The Kitty Kats have nevertheless risen to the challenge without hesitation, true professionals as they are.

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“We are so lucky to love what we do and to be able to make a living out of it,” says Michelle. “The creative release, the selfexpression, the ability to connect with others through song – it soothes ours souls and keeps us happy. The Kitty Kats are here to stay. Next stop? Stadiums!”




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Gum Tree Lane... Australian Autumn Essential Oil Blend - an essential oil blend of Rose, Coriander, Orange and Bay offering fresh and crisp aromas with soft woody notes. A blend of essential oils that will evoke the sense of an Australian Autumn. RRP $25.00 Modern Day Uses: A warm and spicy blend with masculine tones this beautiful blend will help with fatigue and with the essential oil Bay being known as a warming oil this blend will get us excited and ready for the winter months ahead. How to Use: Oil burner, air purifier, air freshener, potpourri, 1 drop per 20ml of carrier oil for use as a body oil. For more info and stockists visit www.gumtreelaneaustralia.com/product/australianautumn/

Anise Botanical Skincare... Produced in Australia from the finest, pure ingredients and botanical essences, Anise Botanical Skincare contains no artificial fragrances, parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, pesticide or herbicide residues, synthetic preservatives, fillers or whiteners. Gentle but decadent, pure and simple, their tried and tested range of skin care products deliver a beautifully natural, high quality skincare experience for the face and body that is suitable for the whole family. Anise Botanical Skincare draws on my Scandinavian roots with its simple, clean lines and minimalist values. Designed for a modern Australian lifestyle, they offer a simple purity you can trust, today and always. Available in Australia and New Zealand Stockist details www.show-room.com.au



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Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Sephora Exclusive… A modern return to the classic note of intoxicating Gardenia with a modern interpretation and an added upscale, sophisticated feel. Marc Jacobs Mod Noir elevates a signature scent into a contemporary sphere. The airy floral fragrance opens with a field of lush dewy greens, which gives way to freshly cut Gardenias floating atop sparkling water. Creamy musks leave a sensual dry down on the skin. Presented in a unique bottle representative of Marc's love for bold elements. Eau de Parfum 50ml RRP $130

Vera Wang Embrace… Sophisticated. Intimate. Romantic. Rosebuds & Vanilla is a romantic floral oriental fragrance, that opens with a rich blend of Damascene Rose and mandarin Oil, which balance out the Sweet Magnolia heart. Vanilla and creamy sandalwood intertwine to crate a warm finishing touch on the skin. Green Tea & Pear Blossom is a modern fresh floral fragrance that opens with crisp earthy notes that bloom into a radiant heart of Peony and Orange Blossom. At th base, fresh comfort is felt as Sandalwood mingles with notes of Skin Musk for a confident finish. Periwinkle & Iris's floral gourmand opens with a radiant entrance as Bergamot and Violet Petals mix with the tender, floral heart of Periwinkle and Iris. Vanilla and Benzoin create a sense of comfort and addiction at the base of the fragrance. EDT 30ml bottles - $39 each



Mix and Mask. Meet our problem-solving specialist … NEW Even Better Brightening Moisture Mask revitalises and intensely hydrates, so skin emerges soft, smooth, and supple. It’s the brightest move you can make toward skin that’s radiant and lit-from-within. RRP: $52 / 100ml NEW Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask is the solution for the need of a deeper clean. : $52 / 100ml NEW Turnaround Revitalizing Instant Facial is a quick athome facial that goes a long way with this high-powered, yet gentle exfoliator. It stimulates skin’s natural renewal process and leaves skin feeling refreshed and supersoft.$68 / 75ml Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask is a non-drying, non-stripping intensive treatment that smoothes onto skin and rinses off easily in just five minutes. $52 / 150ml Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is a penetrating formula that replenishes skin with soothing, nourishing moisture that actually strengthens its ability to lock in moisture. $47 / 100ml - www.clinique.com.au.

Bottega Veneta Parfum Luxury Travel Collection... Bottega Veneta has long understood the complex alchemy behind the art of travel and is pleased to introduce a collection designed with the sophisticated traveller in mind. The Luxury Travel Collection features Bottega Veneta’s signature women’s and men’s fragrances in compact travel spray versions, designed to slip into a handbag or carry-on with ease. Now, the journey is complete. Bottega Veneta Signature EDP Travel Spray 20ml - $80 Bottega Veneta Homme EDT Travel Spray 20ml - $80 Available from David Jones and Bottega Veneta boutiques nationally from August.

Briese Botanicals... Natural skincare range, Briese Botanicals has just launched on the Sunshine Coast. The range of natural and organic skincare products star Australian botanicals as active ingredients to deliver powerful results, even on the most sensitive of skin. Key products include the Antioxidant Concentrate and Eye Rescue serums, which pack a powerful antioxidant punch. With organic ingredients sourced from native Australian plants, the range is free from harsh chemicals and animal products, delivering ethical and sustainable skincare. Founder Kelly Briese says that ever since she learned of the ancient botanicals at Australia's fingertips while working in the environmental field, she has dreamed of the day she would launch her own range. Sunshine Coast locals have shown overwhelming support for her products, and already love the healing powers of the Briese Botanicals range. For more info visit www.briesebotanicals.com.au

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NS Through the Looking Glass celebrity hair stylist, Renato Campora for Moroccanoil, inspired by the Costume Institute’s 2015 exhibit dedicated to Chinese art and design, has created a modern China doll style for actress and singer Selena Gomez who attended the 2015 MET Gala, China with designer Vera Wang.


enato offers the following advice on how to achieve this stunning look: • Apply Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to wet hair from root-to-tip to create volume at the crown and give strands extra body and bounce. • Blow dry hair smooth and away from the face using the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush. • Once dry, flat iron hair in 2” sections to create an ultra-smooth texture and sleek, shiny strands. • Next, apply Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion to front sections, smoothing hair back off the face. • Pull the top section of hair into a tight, smooth ponytail and the crown of the head and secure with clear elastic. Take remaining hair and pull to a low ponytail behind the right ear. • Mould the top section of hair into a chic, modern shape and secure to the bottom section – tucking the ends underneath. • Using pins, secure the cascading Cymbidium Orchids from the top of the ponytail down the left side of the head. • Finish with a generous spritz of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong for long-lasting hold and red carpet-ready shine.

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...beach weddings from shells, driftwood, flowers, sand or twigs and from bouquets for the bride and her maids, rès Noosa, known as "Noosa's best kept secret" and "the shop with sand on the floor" is now featuring a complete and unique beach wedding hiring service including delivery and setup anywhere on the Sunshine Coast.


shop/art gallery and have a chat with owner and designer Pauline. You will be able to browse through our specialised beach wedding catalogue and make the best choice. We are conveniently located on Sunshine Beach Road, next to Westpac, in the heart of the Noosa Junction.

New Bella Lido Winter range in store now

Items that can be hired for your special day include beach-themed table decorations, unique bonbonnieres, driftwood and shell arch/canopy and benches with signing table and chairs. Très Noosa has developed itself into a successful, professional and unique yet affordable wedding supplier on the Sunshine Coast. But there is more: Très Noosa's team of designers will customise your beautiful shell bouquets according to your own taste, style, colour and size. From shells, driftwood, flowers, sand or twigs and from bouquets for the bride and her maids, buttoners for the groom and his best man to matching cake toppers you will find that anything is possible at Très Noosa to prepare for your special day.

Seahaven Resort, Hastings St, NOOSA HEADS 0429 919 888

Shop 1, 1a Arcadia street Noosa Junction 0422 927 700 Email: Pauline@shellsbypauline.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/tresnoosa www.shellsbypauline.com

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Baby fashionista Ambassador Eloise

Baby dreams

Our little fashionista has been perusing the marketplace in search of the latest goodies for tiny tots... What's hot this winter for our little 'next geners'... Knitted and crocheted toys. Boots of all descriptions, Ugg boots, Cowboy boots, soft boots… all sorts of boots! Jumpers and cardigans with embellishments…pretty bows,

animals, embroidery, felt patches, leather cutouts, fringes and buttons. Track pants with college print tops for the boys and anything Frozen for the girls. Cute berets and caps. Ear muffs for the cold days with faux fur vest or jacket. Winter is also the perfect time for a room makeover. Check out our beautiful bedheads, linens, blankets and room art.

Bedroom and playroom art... Perfect for a toddlers realm to inspire imaginations to grow, and show them that wondrous worlds are waiting to be explored. Wallpaper - Giraffe RRP $289.00 Also available, Zebra, Owl Available from: www.cranmorehome.com.au

Newton’s Apple Games & Toys have a wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities, toys and unusual gift's for children and adults of all interests and budgets. Noosa Civic SC in Noosaville 5474 1668, and Bay Village in Hastings Street

White Linen Ruffle Doona Cover Set Sophisticated and timeless, this is the perfect look for a little boy or girl's room, In classic white with a soft ruffled raw edge, this soon set works across age groups. The fabric has been designed and spun exclusively for Hickory Hill Home. A beautiful blend of equal parts cotton and high read linen, this soft yet durable fabric has a gorgeous feel and will continue to impress with every wash. A hidden button closure system has been cleverly used with quality clear Hickory Hill imprinted buttons. RRP $129.95 Available from www.hickoryhillhome.com



Lucky Little Feet… With winter nipping at little toes, these cute little shoes will keep their feet warm and give them a reason to dance. Clarks Baby Sleep RRP $39.95

Over 30 recipes and decoration ideas for scrumptious celebration bakes! LOVE LAYER CAKES By: Peggy Porschen

Cute and cuddly… It's time to get creative with the help of these cute and cuddly kits. RibbonXL is a perfect yarn for making soft toys, homewares and accessories. They get that nice ‘chunky’ look thanks to the thickness of the yarn. It is eco-friendly and made from a 100% recycled fibres consisting of a blend of cotton (80%) and other recycled fibres (20%). The fibres are derived from leftovers from the fashion industry and are woven

into a thick and consistent yarn with a wire thickness of 0.6 cm. The cotton yarn is machine washable on cold temperatures. A crochet starter kit includes everything you need to make these cute crochet animals. Any colour combination is possible. Starter kits are available online (www.hoooked.com.au) and at selected stockists. Other options include caterpillar, panda, koala and elephant. Prices vary from $39.95 to $49.95.

There is no more indulgent treat than layers of flavoured sponge sandwiched together with scrummy fillings and decorated in the prettiest ways possible. Containing over 30 recipes for delectable sponges and mouth-watering fillings, this cookbook provides the inspiration for years of flavoursome and fool-proof baking. For better baking, Peggy divulges many of her golden rules for the perfect sponge plus professional cheats and tricks for perfect cake decorating and – perhaps best of all – the book comes with two free food-safe cake stencils featuring exclusive designs by Peggy Porschen herself so that readers can effortlessly recreate designs from the book. Available wherever good books are sold or online at www.exislepublishing.com.au

Confessions from a Hands-on Dad

Little Bairn... Made in Australia, the Little Bairn boutique skincare range is developed specifically for mothers and babies. Formulated with an aromatherapist and in consultation with a midwife and cosmetic chemists, each product from the Little Bairn range offers a natural skincare solution made using only certified organic essential oils, to ensure they are free from synthetic chemicals and fertilisers. The range has products that are suitable for use during and after pregnancy, such as bath soaks, nipple balm and belly oil as well as product for newborns including massage oils, body wash, bottom balm and natural baby powder.

Little Bairn - Baby Range: Bottom Balm; Cucumber & Sweet Orange Body Wash; Milk & Honey Bath Soak; Natural Baby Powder; Pure Bath & Massage Oil; Skin Balm; Sleepy Time Bath & Massage Oil; Sleepy Time Nursery Spray – RRP: from $12.95 to $21.95 Little Bairn – Pregnancy Range: Heal Me Postnatal Bath Soak; Relax Me Pregnancy Bath Soak; Blooming Belly Oil; Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil and Nipple Balm – RRP from $10.95 to $29.95 To view the entire range online visit www.littlebairn.com.au.

A new book from Mamamia contributor and Australian author Rob Harris, provides a light hearted, insiders view from within the daddy sphere. Parenting is a tough job; and raising two young boys aged 17 months apart, whilst running two businesses would see any parent at their wits end. Rob Harris manages all three and is still able to see the humour in his daily life. “Daddy on Duty, Tales from the trenches of a working father” is the perfect read for today’s modern dad. There are also many stories and references for Mums to enjoy. Rob’s wish is that after reading “Daddy on Duty, Tales from the trenches of a working father” fellow dads will understand, they are not alone. Available from www.amazon.com/Daddy-DutyTrenches-Working-Father-ebook/dp/B00PP0NYGC




Baby NutritionGuru

by Tara Leong University Qualified Nutritionist

Nourishing Foods 8-10 Months

Ambassador Lucy-Belle

The first months of Lucy-Belle’s eating adventure included delicious delights such as avocado, banana, sweet potato and steak. As her skills have progressed and digestive system has matured, we have introduced some exciting foods to the mix, some of these being foods which it was previously recommended to avoid until over 12 months of age. Food such as nut pastes, egg yolk and dairy products before the age of 12 months were once thought to increase the risk of developing food allergies. However, research now shows that the earlier the baby is exposed to these foods, the less likely it is that they will develop an allergic reaction. The eight month mark is a good time to introduce these foods, after they have been eating solids for a couple of months.

Quick Tips • If there is a family history of allergy, it is important to speak with your doctor before introducing these foods • Introduce only one of these foods per day so that in the case of a reaction, you will know which food is the culprit • Feed in the morning so that you can monitor any reactions throughout the day • Monitor closely for the following symptoms of allergy - red rash, swelling of the lips, eyes or face, watery/itchy eyes or nose, diarrhoea, vomiting or wheezing

EGG YOLK Egg yolk is highly nutritious, containing vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. Introduce egg yolk rather than whole egg to begin with, as the yolk does not contain the common allergenic proteins. Make sure the yolk is



completely cooked through (not runny) and mix through meals or give to baby as finger foods (depending on stage of eating development) Lucy-Belle loves: Egg yolk whisked with a little milk and grated zucchini, baked in the oven

NATURAL YOGHURT Natural yoghurt is packed full of calcium and protein, essential for growing bodies. It is also a fabulous source of good bacteria for a healthy digestive system which can help build strong immunity. Babies born via caesarean section miss the opportunity to get their vital dose of good bacteria via the birth canal, so yoghurt can be very beneficial for these babies. • Look for a natural yoghurt which will contain fewer hidden nasties and more good bacteria • Avoid yoghurts with added sugar in the ingredients list • Avoid yoghurts sweetened with honey, due to the risk of botulism • Try Barambah Organics or Jaalna available from supermarkets Lucy-Belle loves: Yoghurt stirred through her porridge in the morning or as a mid-meal snack

NUT BUTTER (approximately 9 - 10 months) A natural (smooth)nut butter such as peanut, almond, cashew or macadamia, is a great source of healthy fats and protein for growing bodies. Look for a smooth nut butter using only nuts and avoid those using salt, sugar and vegetable oils. Whole nuts should not be given to babies as they present a choking hazard. Lucy-Belle loves: Nut butter on a slice of good quality toast such as sourdough for breakfast, or dolloped on slices of banana for a snack. If you have any concerns introducing these foods, consult your doctor. Severe reactions are rare, but if you suspect your child is having a reaction to food and is experiencing breathing difficulties, call the ambulance immediately Tara is a university qualified nutritionist, midnight baker and detests fad diets. You can book a consultation, read more on childhood nutrition and find tasty recipes at www.thenutritionguruandthechef.com

Small Linen Buttoned Chair Just imagine how perfect your baby's room would look with the addition of this timeless, pure linen buttoned salon chair; designed in a quintessentially French Provincial style with curved cabriole legs. Dimensions 67cm wide x 42cm deep. Just perfect for reading stories or just relaxing. RRP $490.00 Available from lavender Hill Interiors www.lavenderhillinteriors.com.auz

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Giddy Up! Whether it's fancy wedges, snazzy sneakers or a super-cool pair of cowboy boots, grown-up shoes have always been loads of fun. Now it's time for tiny tootsies to start getting a piece of the action as well, with Australia's go-to brand of soft soled footwear, Cheeky Little Soles. Silver/Pink Cowgirl Boots RRP $49.95 For stockists visit www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au

Check out these gorgeous Jasper and Eve lightweight blankets, just perfect for stylish nurseries. Being lightweight means they are perfect for a cool Queensland night and you can then double-up for a cooler evening. The blankets are reversible and can be folded in half to suit a bassinet. Available in pink, grey and black. Made from 100% cotton. RRP $99.00 Available from www.jasperandeve.com.au

For 'big' little girls… Dusty Pink Linen Bedhead. Sweet dreams are made of this. The understated simple and timeless design of this linen bedhead will take your child from toddler to teenager, and can be teamed perfectly in a contemporary or classic bedroom. Hand-made to the highest craftsmanship and available in natural, pink or navy linen. Co-ordinating valances are also available. RRP $450 single; $550 king single. Available from Lavender Hill Interiors www.lavenderhillinteriors.com.au

Story Time... The Sunshine Coast Council offers Storytelling Sessions for babies, toddlers, the under 5s and parents, regularly at every library across the Sunshine Coast - and best of all, they are totally free! They provide stories, rhymes and songs to encourage language and listening skills, promote attention and curiosity.

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Library Time Day Maroochydore 9.30 am – 10.00 am Tuesday Beerwah 10.30 am – 11.00 am Tuesday Nambour 9.30 am – 10.00 am Wednesday Kawana 10.00 am – 10.30 am Wednesday Kenilworth 10.30 am – 11.00 am Wednesday Coolum 9.30 am – 10.00 am Thursday Maleny 9.30 am – 10.00 am Thursday Caloundra 10.30 am – 11.00 am Thursday Maroochydore 9.30am – 10.00am Saturday n.b. Storytelling does not run on public holidays and exceptions may occur during school holidays.



European styled imported shoes... ALWAYS AT TOOTSIE’S

Well being

NS One of the most common topics of conversation I see in online mother’s forums and hear within playgroups is that of weight. Specifically, pre-pregnancy weight, pregnancy weight changes, breastfeeding as a form of weight loss, and post-baby weight changes, to name a few. Plus celebrity baby body bounce backs do not appear to have helped the self-esteem either. It is amazing how much pressure we can put on ourselves regarding our standards of beauty in general, but particularly post childbirth. Not only are we now looking after a baby and trying to maintain some sense of normality in our own lives as parents; but now we also have external pressures to slim down, which seems to be emphasised as much in magazines as parenting articles.

Valuing our



o, as many of us do, we set a vague goal to “lose weight starting today”. However, how often have we given up on our diets or "healthy lifestyle change" because of a slip up? A glass of wine turned into two bottles, or that one chip that turned into a packet? How many times have we said to ourselves, "I’ll get back on track on Monday"? The large proportion of us seem to share similar goals of dieting to lose unwanted weight, do more exercise (or start in general), or look fantastic in that cocktail dress that we may wear once in our life, but now is the epitome of our being. However, when it comes down to the crux of it, why do we set these goals in the first place? Is it because the parenting magazines told us this is what we want? Or external pressures from people in our lives? Or is it about a lifestyle change to become healthier? The reason behind why we set our goals and what motivates us to work towards achieving them are important questions to ask of ourselves. Without this understanding, goals can become difficult to achieve. This is where the concept of values comes into play. Values are best described as how we aspire and desire to live our life, what is important to us, and what motivates us everyday. Values come in many forms such as: adventure, courage and love. How values and goals differ from one another, are that goals have an end point or a measurable outcome and values are never finalised.

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Where we can often go astray in goal setting is that we do not always have a clear picture of why it is we want to achieve them. Is losing weight important because you want to look great in a dress that you will wear once? Or, is that you value fitness and self-care, and losing weight or starting an exercise regime allows us to keep up with the kids and have more energy? The clearer the picture is of what we value in life, the easier it is to ask ourselves – what have I done today to service my values? This might include replacing the third cup of coffee with water, or spending an extra 10 minutes walking with baby. These actions service both your goals and continuing to live life according to your values (for example) of fitness and self-care. A commonly used method to help construct and set solid goals is called SMART goal setting. When using the SMART method, ask yourself the following: “Are my goals” – Specific: What do you want to accomplish? This is where you add as much detail as you can for your goal. For example, instead of “I want to lose weight” – specify in

more detail – “I want to lose five kilograms in three months, by increasing my exercise to walking three times per week for 30 minutes a day”. Measurable: How can you measure your progress? For example: “I will weigh myself and take weekly measurements each Monday at 7.30am”. Achievable: Goals are designed to push us, however we need to make sure that they are achievable and attainable. Stating that you will run for one hour every evening after work, when you have never run or exercised for one hour can set us up for failure. Instead, aiming to increase our exercise gradually would be more realistic. For example, “I will go for a 30 minute power walk, three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm”. Realistic: Are your goals realistic? For example, Although we might feel motivated to exercise more times per week than our goal specifies, realistically, we know that we can dedicate ourselves to at least three days consistently. The SMART method allows you to revisit and revise your goals as you continue to achieve what you set out to do. Timely: When will your achieve this goal? Setting a time frame helps to keep us motivated and goal orientated. “I want to achieve this goal by 30th of September 2015”. As you can see, as we start to base our goals on the guiding principles of our values, we will always be working toward living a more fulfilled life. Fundamentally, the question to ask ourselves each day is this:“what have I done today in service of my values”.Taking some time out of our week to really explore what is important to us in life, and working our goals out from here is a great place to start. Dominique Murray B.SocSci (Psychology); PGDip (Psychology); MPsych (Clinical) Clinical Psychologist Disclaimer: The advice offered in this column is intended for informational purposes only; and is not intended to replace or substitute any individual and tailored professional psychological or medical care. The opinions/views in the column are not intended to treat, diagnose, replace or substitute personalised professional psychological, medical, financial, legal or other professional advice or care. This column, its author and publisher are not responsible for outcomes from following any advice offered. You are completely responsible for your own actions. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional psychological or medical help, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist, talk to your GP or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.




Noosa Marina

Shop,Dine & Relax...

Hearts and Minds Art Gallery

Relax and unwind & join the locals at Noosa’s only unique Marina. We are not just all about boats. Noosa Marina consists of a selection of six restaurants/cafes from A la Car te to simple fish and chips. Enjoy all these tastes while overlooking the Noosa River and our 40 ber th marina.


ur newest addition is I t a l i a n M a r i n a restaurant. A n authentic taste of Tuscany, Florence and Sicily. Pizzas with a true taste of the ingredients, tantalise the taste buds like no other pizza

ART Gallery Hearts and Minds Art's Gallery at Noosa Marina, Tewantin offers so many stunning artworks. There is no other Gallery like it on the Sunshine Coast with original art, sculpture, handcrafted furniture, ceramics and jewellery. It's a relaxing space to browse, and all overlooking the water at Noosa Marina. Current exhibitors include artists Dianne Kelly and Teagan Watts, local photographer Barry Goodwin, ceramicist Lucy Willy, sculptor Vaughan Robinson, as well as Made in Earth jewellery. Hearts and Minds Art's stores in Hastings Street and Noosa Marina, stocks many locally crafted items. These handpainted ceramics are by Lucy Willy.



you have tasted before. A rich menu of meats, fish and pasta, all made fresh each day on the premises. Italian Marina complements our 5 other restaurants and cafes to a T! There is no better way to unwind than to leave the car behind jump on the ferry enjoy a cruise and commentary on the Noosa River.

Italian Marina Restaurant

Alight at Noosa Marina enjoy some shopping in our many unique shops. All locally owned and operated proudly without any chain stores. Every Sunday the markets operate for that special gift you have been looking for. Meet some friends at the Harbour Wine bar, enjoy live music, a selection of great wines and imported beers. Now for that massage that your husband just doesn’t get quite right, a visit to our spa will do the trick, but not just massage, facials, specialty services, and spray tans are all possible. Two hairdressing salons complement all the services you would need to complete the look.

Come on Relax and unwind at Noosa Marina. Just follow the river to Tewantin. Noosa Marina is open 7 days a week. Specialty stores are open 9am till 5pm. Sunday Markets operate every Sunday from 8am till 2pm.

Noosa Marina is Noosa’s hidden gem. Catch the ferry or follow the river to Tewantin.



NS The Little Black Dress may just have become GREY this season. The hot new colour for winter... from soft dove grey all the way through to stone colours of charcoal and slate. Team with soft Ivory and Cream Choose a soft grey ensemble and add a pink floral scarf for effect. This season choose a heavier fabric or knit in a neutral palette and then dress it up. Soft cosy winter knits are available in powder soft colours…pastel pinks, baby blues and creamy whites. They all work perfectly on their own…but if you pair them up you will create a perfectly feminine edge.

The look and style like no other... Available at ELIZA’S BOUTIQUE Hastings Street Noosa



Multi layered Denim is still so hot. Choose your favourite and most flattering cut of jeans. Boyfriend, skinny, bootleg, straight or cutout. Match it with a very on trend Check Shirt…pull up the collar and add a statement jewellery item for a very special look.

NS New styles & colours... Tangerine Beach, Noosa Marina Tewantin & Hastings Street

The look and style like no other... Available at ELIZA’S BOUTIQUE Hastings Street Noosa

Winter in the tropics

SUNFLAIR SWIMWEAR A style and colour for every age at NOOSA CLASSY LADY - Gympie Terrace Noosaville






he Noosa River forms the natural artery through the heartland of the region and provides a haven for safe swimming and waterbased activities. Shady banks provide perfect picnic spots or departure points for leisurely cruises through myriad tributaries, wetlands and lakes that lead to the mystical black waters of the Everglades. Wildlife abounds especially in this protected habitat. Across the river on the North Shore, a fourwheel drive will take you along a pristine beach past the coloured sands of Teewah, the time-worn shipwreck of the Cherry

framed photographs and sculptures, The slow but canvases, fresh flowers, foot wear, eye wear and toys. It’s certain hand of heaven times three at day spas for beauty treatments, massages, hairdressing and detox nature can be programs the pathways from the Marina, across found at work on theAlong Doonella Bridge and the Noosa Waters’ canal bridge, or just one ferry stop away, is the often Noosaville and part of the Noosa River, which breathtaking in the main runs parallel to Gympie Terrace. From sun-up along the river or the “golden beauty of the mile” as it’s known to the locals, tai-chi and yoga enthusiasts welcome the day, joggers, impressive walkers and pooches on leads share the Noosa River. pathways, and cyclists sweat it out on a dedicated track which extends from the river,

Venture and eventually to W o r l d Heritagelisted Fraser Island via a short ferry ride. Closer to Noosa the Noosa Marina is a destination you shouldn’t miss. As the sun rises, it not unusual to see kids sitting on the end of the wharf wishing for more than a tiddler on the line, watching charter boats head to the outer reef for a serious day’s fishing and hoping one day they’ll be old enough to be on board. Adjacent to the 40-berth Marina, skateboarders ramp it up before school in Spray Park, the Noosa Ferry prepares to leave for all-day and evening services to Noosa Heads with drop-offs and pick-ups along the way, while aromas of coffee, bacon and toast pervade the salty air. The Noosa Marina is almost ready for another busy day. Set against the backdrop of the tranquil blue-green waters of the Noosa River and with picturesque views whichever way you look, the Marina’s naturally nautical look and village atmosphere are complemented by 20 specialty retailers, five boat cruising options from charter boat hire and self-drive house boats to leisure specialists plus eight restaurants and cafes. Boutiques are filled with elegant fashion and casual resort wear. Specialty stores overflow with must-have homewares, eclectic gifts, chocolates and sweet things,

loops around the canals of Noosa Waters or via the mangroves and creeks to Noosa Junction. Along the foreshore information centres book tours to Fraser Island, jazz cruises and the romantic Gondola, ducks waddle along the water’s edge, flapping pelicans thrust their beaks under water looking for a feed or join seagulls onshore hoping for leftovers. Hiring a kayak or jet ski, charter a barbecue pontoon, putt-putt, fishing tinnie or stand-up paddle board. Along Gympie Terrace and around each corner are bike hires, side-by-side boutiques, book shops, world class restaurants, cafes, takeaway food, gelaterias, day spas, hairdressers, homewares shops, liquor supplies and art galleries. At each end of the esplanade are smart restaurants and the Tewantin side has the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, not only a social hub but a hit with kids wishing to learn how to sail. Other precincts nearby such as Gibson Road and Gateway Drive offer wide-ranging options from homewares, sporting goods, pamper places, a supermarket and a large national brand selling computer equipment and furniture to warehouse-style shops selling high-end fashion, recycled furniture, classy jewellery and a wellknown art gallery. Not-too-far-away the Sunday Farmers Market flourishes and pockets all around Noosaville have a plethora of places to stay, eat and shop. Noosaville truly has everything you want and more, just a five-minute drive away from Hastings Street.

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Winter UV exposure could lead to vision loss, cancer... Queensland residents are being warned to be more vigilant about protecting their eyes in winter as lower sun angles and UV exposure on unprotected eyes put them at greater risk of cataracts, and skin cancers around the eyelids.


group of Queensland optometrists is calling on locals to protect their eyes from potentially dangerous UV exposure, even though the sun may not be at its strongest. “Eyes are exposed to UV radiation every day of the year, especially somewhere that gets yearround sun like here, and winter can be a more dangerous time than any other because of the lower angle of the sun in the sky,” says Andrew Gospos, of Medispecs Optical in Robina. Despite UV levels being higher in spring and summer, eyes are naturally shaded during the hotter months as they are deep set - and thus partially protected when the sun is high in the sky. However, this means there can be more direct exposure on winter days when the sun sits lower. Patrick Egan, from Murwillumbah Optometrist, says the risk is compounded by a more casual attitude towards sunsmart behaviour as the weather cools. “People relax their guard in winter, thinking that the ambient temperature is equivalent to UV levels,” says Egan. “Summer messages for UV protection such as wearing sunglasses and hats are not in the front of their mind, but UV rays are still present and can still do harm.” “Virtually everyone living here is out and about a lot, leading active lifestyles, so everyone is at risk of UV exposure,” adds Gospos. “Even people who are just out taking a walk on the beach every morning need to be aware of it.”



Children are particularly in danger of UV exposure, according to another optometrist in the group, Andrew Bowden, from Envision Optical in Burleigh. “Kids are especially at risk because they spend significant time outdoors playing and wear sun protective lenses much less commonly than adults do,” he says. UV damage to eyes is cumulative and irreversible, and is believed to contribute to several serious eye conditions that can result in vision loss, including cataracts and corneal degeneration. It is also considered a cause of skin cancer around the eyes and eyelids, which accounts for 5-10% of skin cancer patients. “You can protect your eyes from UV exposure by wearing high quality sunglasses that block UVA and UVB whenever you are exposed to sunlight all

year round,” says Gospos. “Make sure that you get good quality sunnies for the kids too. Lenses that have a UV resistant coating on the front and back offer excellent protection.” Bowden adds that all Queenslanders should put on their sunglasses when they are outdoors for any length of time. “They should also ensure that if they wear prescription glasses, the lenses have UV protection built in as a standard feature,” says Bowden. “Given the amount of outdoors time we spend here, plus the in and out of office moments throughout the day that all add up in the long term, UV protection is essential in your glasses.” With an estimated 3 million people going blind every year due to prolonged UV exposure, it’s important for everyone to take further steps to look after their eyes, they say. If you are concerned about UV exposure, or need advice on the best kind of eyewear for you based on your lifestyle, talk to an optometrist to see what might suit you best. In Noosa contact EYECARE PLUS at Gibson Road Noosaville for all your optical requirements - www.eyecareplus.com.au

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UP The Noosa Jazz Festival 2015 is all set to raise the roof in Noosa this Spring, with a line-up of spectacular artists and acts chosen to dazzle visitors to the jampacked 4-day music event ...

Swing Dancing Noosa Jazz Festival Village



The festival has a long and illustrious history of bringing the cream of Australian and international jazz talent to Noosa each Spring‌and this year marks the festival's 24th anniversary. usic lovers will find a tantalising compilation of music genres, jazz, blues, folk‌big bands, swing bands, soul bands all included in the repertoire of over 80 artists. Longtime favourites will be returning this year, including festival favourites Emma Pask and Darren Percival, and just back from recording his album in New Orleans and Sydney is the amazing Clayton Doley. These talents will be supported on stage and around town by the likes of Feel the Manouche with George Washingmachine, Ingrid james and Louise Denson's 'Wild Silk Strings Project', Noosa/Buderim Concert Band, to name but a few. There's also a talent search and the opportunity to partake of a diverse range of masterclasses with stalwarts of the music and entertainment industry. A significant part of the social fabric of the Noosa Jazz Festival is the Youth in Jazz program which provides schools from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cooloola Coast and the Noosa region - the opportunity to perform on the main stage to an audience of music lovers eager to be entertained. Be sure to catch the Sunshine Coast Grammar School and St Andrew's Anglican College bands for an unforgettable experience.


Both Liam Burrows and Megan Washington were once part of this program and went on to live the dream. The program gives participants the chance to perform in front of an audience, and the audience the chance to be on the frontline in finding the stars of tomorrow. Once again, the Festival Village can be found in the lush tree-lined, open space of Noosa Lions Park, where you will find a plethora of fabulous entertainment, main stage concerts, masterclasses, food, wine and market stalls, picnic lunge and VIP area, as well as the pick-up point for the popular Jazz River Cruises. Festival highlights include the Legends Series, which provides patrons with the opportunity to have an intimate dining experience as you get 'up close and personal' to one of the Legends of the music industry. Tastings on Hastings‌ A signature event and major dining experience, where luncheon will be served to almost 650 people - all seated outdoors at tables along the entire length of the usually bustling Hastings Street. Several stages will be placed along the street providing entertainment throughout the day for diners to enjoy. One of the festival's most laid-back events is the Jazz River Cruise, where you can lounge aboard the M.V. Catalina - morning, afternoon or night, as you cruise along the Noosa River listening to jazz. Drinks and nibbles are available to purchase onboard.To enhance the laid-back feel of the region, this year's festival is embracing a picnic theme and providing

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noosa JAZZ festival Favourite artist Emma Pask is back again...

patrons with a stylish outdoor picnic experience featuring rugs and lounge chairs, where audiences can sip a glass of their favourite beverage whilst relaxing and enjoying the sounds of jazz by the Noosa River. Location: Festival Village Lions Park, Noosa Heads Dates: Thu 3 Sept 5pm-10pm; Fri 4 Sept 10am-10pm; Sat 5 Sep 10am-10pm; Sun 6 Sep 10am-7pm

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Those trendy new season urban sportswear and city sports styles are still huge. Just make sure that they are the right look for you! Choose classic styles and shake them up…dress them up or dress them down according to your intended destination. White sneakers are just right to add style to the look.

Mensroom clothing + accessories established 6 years ago NOW located at the ‘woods end’ of Hastings Street.

For men who love a suit - BLUE is still the on trend colour this season…hotly followed by all shades of BROWN. With check print suiting making a huge resurgence on the market…men are looking more English than Australian these days. Add a coat for an English gentlemen look when the weather gets colder…and you'll be smoking hot! Don't forget to add a fine knit scarf for the ultimate fashion statement.

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Online underwear company KNOBBY sends a new pair of undies to its subscribers every month. Launched late 2014, the Sunshine Coast-based operation has been an immediate hit, selling out of original stocks in a matter of weeks with their irreverent and unorthodox approach. They now supply more than 700 men in Australia and overseas. Customers pay $19 per month to receive a new pair of underwear in the mail, each featuring an unseen, mystery print. It seems that men love these undies but hate going to the shops. The underwear is printed with a different, limited-edition design each month, and made with comfort and individuality in mind. “They breathe. They dry quick. They don’t ride up. And they look bloody fantastic next to everyone else’s store-bought black, white + navies.” says Rob Rand, designer and founder. For more info visit www.knobby.com.au

Time to step it up Boys! Zip Tie… Looking to move away from boring? The Zip Tie is 100% style and designed for suiting-up or with smart casual gear, so its super versatile. handmade with 100% Merino wool felt in California, you can be assured the attention to detail and quality is unlike your average run of the mill tie! Available in 3 sizes and 2 easy to coordinate with colours. Zipped-up length 52cm - other sizes available on request. RRP $69.00 www.upcyclestudio.com.au

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

Let's be Frank…coffee is the hot new accessory this winter Coffee is the new black - and the hottest accessory this winter is Australian brand, frank green's, sleek and stylish SmartCup featuring a world first in technology. Fusing form with function, this cup takes 'reusable' to a whole new level with innovative payment technology. Embedded with a microchip, each SmartCup provides the user with the ability to go cash free; tapping the lid of the cup to a sensor to process their payment instantly and securely at their local café. Boasting vibrant on-trend colours and smooth lines, double-walled thermo plastic outer layer, stain and odour resistant materials, and a spill resistant and dishwasher safe design, this cup complements every look because it has also been designed for Australian fashionistas and coffee-lovers alike. To help bring this coffee revolution to a café near you, frank green has launched a Kickstarter campaign, where all proceeds go towards developing and delivering the CafePay technology to local cafes around the world. Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2092385916/join-thecafepaytm-revolution-pay-for-coffee-with for more information. frank green SmartCups RRP $34.95 can be purchased from independent retailers and cafés nationally or www.frankgreen.com.au $1 from every sale online is donated to Earthwatch. The coolest Father's Day gift for a tech-savvy Dad…

Toiletry Case Reclaimed Cement Bags... Using reclaimed cement bags is the secret behind creating an eco friendly, sustainable and funky toiletry travel case. Featuring internal zip pouches, clear plastic compartments to keep all necessities in their designated place. The case has a convenient metal hook to hang in any location and an adjustable snap buckle. Wipe with a damp cloth to keep clean. Open 51x31cm Available from Oxfam Australia RRP $39.95

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

NOOSA HEADS - Ph: 0497 873 167

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Peregian Beach Village...

A friendly village atmosphere... Peeking out through the dunes of the striking coastal stretch from Coolum to 13 kilometres south of the Noosa Headland is Peregian Beach. ecognised by a cluster of tall Norfolk Pine trees, and surrounded by National Parks that make up the world recognised Noosa Biosphere Reserve, is Peregian Beach. The Village Square, the heart of the beachside town has interconnecting lanes and pathways to everything and provides a shady area for locals and visitors. Picnic tables designed by Richard Newport are popular with families and friends to enjoy take-out fare from the nearby eateries and for shoppers who are in need of a coffee and momentary respite from retails therapy. Each market day on the first and third Sundays of the month, live music takes over and draws large crowds to the lawn in front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club. "We've built an amazing live music scene here, thanks to some dedicated local musicians who set up Peregian Originals,” says Ange Takats, a Peregian Beachbased author, journalist and musician. “There is no regular community music festival of its kind anywhere else in Australia and this makes me proud as punch.” Just over the sand hills at the southern end of the beach you'll




find Peregian Environmental Park, an area of wallum heath which bursts into a colourful profusion of wildflowers in spring. On the western side of Peregian Beach is Lake Weyba National Park, and Lake Weyba, which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. Nearby, too, is the southern extension of the Noosa National Park with a rich mix of coastal heath and scrub and stately rainforest which provides sanctuary and support for a wealth of native flora and fauna. Peregian Village has all the charm of a coastal village. Stores are stocked with classy homewares, stationary, office essentials, quirky and must-buy gifts and of course must-have accessories, beautiful boutiques for him, her and baby too, trendy surf fashion, beauty therapists who fully understand the meaning of serene relaxation and many cafes, all renowned for fresh, exciting fare. Evolve has overlooked the leafy green square of Peregian for the last 9 nine years and has earned a popular following. The perfect edit of baby and children’s clothing is hard to resist and is always fresh and current. Stylish quality gifts and home wares make choosing easy and our complimentary wrap will leave you looking and feeling very special. Evolve are also stockists of the full range of Elk, Nancybird and Miranda Murphy labels with a sprinkling of other interesting small labels adding to the mix. Open 7 days a week.


Wahoo Seafood’s alfresco dining experience is popular with families and couples alike as is the takeaway section especially for those considering a picnicking on the 'green'. The White Magnolia is a unique floral art gallery combing Asian inspired styling. Owner/Designer Kristy Mezzen will share with you her passion for flowers and invites you to experience a magical place of delicate scents, inspiration & beauty. From the moment your welcomed into the store to the finishing touches on the beautiful gift wrapping, your experience at The White Magnolia will be one you will want to repeat. Finders Keepers eclectic boutique is stocked with a sumptuous range of designer decor and gifts, including an exclusive range of local and overseas products, jewellery, artwork, soft furnishings, furniture and vintage items. They endeavour to offer customers an impressive array of quirky, unique and unusual gifts; that special piece you won't find in other homewares stores. They are also the Sunshine Coast distributor for David Trubridge lighting direct from New Zealand.

Shop 4, 224 David Low Way Peregian Beach ph: 07 5448 3830 - www.finders-keepers.com.au




Noosa Junction...

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otted amongst banks and lending institutions, professional, medical and government offices, radio stations, cinema complex, the J, the Junction Station, a transit centre for bus services and within designated shopping areas at Noosa Junction are over 200 businesses. From galleries, specialty and department stores, supermarkets, delis and providores of fresh food, plus restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, it really is the beating heart of the area. You’ll find everything from bank loans to block busters, stunning jewellery and beautiful boutiques to exciting homewares and giftswith-a-difference, boogie boards, bikinis and board shorts to baked beans and bargains, shells, cappuccinos and crayfish to cocktail wear and candelabras. Noosa’s hub and central business precinct stretches from the post office and bowls club, along Sunshine Beach Road, into Lanyana Way and is intertwined with arcades, sidewalks and a veritable treasure trove of diverse options and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. What a remarkable change from the 50s when according to local Col Wheeler “These were times when Tewantin was better known than Noosa, and the dirt road that joined them, sometimes made



travelling dangerous. David Low Way did not exist.” Minx & Max Our selection of labels evolve constantly and we are enjoying the inclusion of fashion forward Morrison and Germany’s quality label Blacky Dress As well as New Zealand’s premier label Verge which is one of our seasoned performers. At Minx & Max we also add to the mix, Nougat, Sandwich, Meredith, 0039 Italy and Bouvier to give you an exciting choice of fashion that works! Minx & Max is conveniently located across the road from Noosa Fair in Noosa Junction. Bella Rustique is one of Noosa's most beautiful and discerning homewares and gift wear stores stocking everything from one-off furniture and distinctive pieces, jewellery, fragrances and coffee table books to baby-wear and a gift registry. It is the ideal place to find that something special for every occasion Bella Rustique also offers an in-house design service. Relax over a freshly made coffee or tea and choose from the mouth watering cakes as you decide what to buy... Now with new owners, come say hello. Symbolic Journey has an extensive range of spiritual books, crystals, jewellery, oracle and angel cards, tarot cards, essential oils, incense, music CDs/DVDs, inspirational DVDs, meditation and

hypnosis CDs, Feng Shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, meaningful gifts and cards and more. Newton’s Apple Games & Toys have a wide selection of carefully selected games, puzzles, activities, toys and unusual gift's for children and adults of all interests and budgets. Locally owned and operated in two locations - Noosa Civic SC in Noosaville 5474 1668, and Bay Village in Hastings Street 5447 4662. Always new and exciting items in-store. High quality products and helpful service you won’t find in major stores, many items are opened for you to view and touch. Talk to us, we know the best products to suite your needs. Looking for something different? Earth Jewel Creations Design Store is an earthy, beach style haven where you can enjoy shopping for inspirational handmade jewellery, relaxed coastal clothing, stunning kaftans & unique gifts created by local artisans. The jewellery is all handmade instore & designs can be personalized with hand-stamped word charms to suit your own unique style. Our products are eco & vegan friendly. Call in to the Design Store in Arcadia St, Noosa Junction or shop online at www.EarthJewelCreations.com I Cherry Shoes has the latest range of beautiful imported Italian, Brazilian, French and Spanish designs ranging from casual, comfort, daytime to evening plus hats, fascinators and bags for race wear, weddings and formal occasions.

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

Tel: 5447 3366 www.minxandmax.com.au NoosaStyleLiving


Très Noosa It’s the talk of the town!! "Très Noosa", the iconic shop with sand on the floor and Noosa's best kept secret, has moved. Now located right on Sunshine Beach Road, next to Westpac Bank, "Très Noosa" has almost doubled in size and offers even more choices and possibilities if you are passionate about beach lifestyle. Offering an even larger choice of shell art, driftwood pieces, a large variety of coconut scented shell candles, beach fashion and jewellery , shell art workshops for adults and kids alike and much more, no wonder iconic "Très Noosa" has become the talk of the town. Noosa Junction Plaza Shopping Centre it's all about easy shopping in a friendly environment and just over the hill from Hastings Street! With Target Country, Super IGA supermarket, Terry White Chemist and a great selection of specialty retailers, you'll find all your convenience needs in one easy location. Most of the stores in Noosa Junction Plaza are locally owned and managed. The Centre is home to a great variety of fresh food, health, beauty, dining, and fashion retailers, with Medifirst Medical Centre available in the carpark level for your convenience - fully air conditioned, open 7 days a week*, has undercover parking and a lift and ramp for easy access to the centre. Mofo Men's Apparel located in the heart of Noosa, Is an independent men's boutique stocking internationally recognised brands,along side smaller independent labels. Which include, Deus ex machina, Neuw, Superdry, Brixton, Fontaine ,Amuk, Mere footwear, Pullin underwear, Grooming from New York brand J.S Sloane. We pride ourselves on our attention to customer service. Drop in and try us out. Lotus Rose Emporium creates the casual relaxed Noosa style with their latest imported fashion designs - all affordable comfort and with practical ease of wear. Light cottons, linens and silks up to size 22 for women and for men to XXL in cotton and linen. Lasting treasures also in a large collection of sterling and ethnic jewellery. Stitch Piece Loop promotes handmade living. Stocking on trend fabrics and craft supplies along with fashion, accessories and home wares made by top independent designers from Australia and abroad. So whether you’re a maker, a mover, a shaker or all of the above there is something uniquely you at Stitch Piece Loop.




Left: Delicious pastries & bread and Costa Noosa Coffee at the Bread Shop

Noosa Junction...

fashion & food central


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

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

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

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


Très Noosa Beach Style Living

Yes!!! The shop with sand on the floor Saturday 12th September Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction www.junctionflava.com.au Get together with family and friends for an afternoon of fabulous food, wine tastings, music and more at Junction Flava, the Noosa Junction Food and Wine Street Fest. Taste delicious treats from Junction restaurants and cafes including Italian, Indian, Spanish, Japanese, Asian and pizza. There will be live music, fun events, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids. Keep an eye on the website for more info.

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


Make your own shell and driftwood art. Workshops every Saturday at 11am. School holidays additional days. Birthday parties, Kids & adults welcome. Bookings required.

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

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

Shop Online: www.tresnoosa.com Like us on facebook - www. facebook.com/tresnoosa NoosaStyleLiving


NS Right: Something different & unique always available at EVOLVE Peregian Beach

WINTER FASHION FORECAST‌ Forget the Cold - this season the fashion is Hot!

RIGHT: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes... A style and colour for every age at NOOSA CLASSY LADY - Gympie Terrace Noosaville

Right: From Fashion to homewares ... you will love what you see at... MILO & MIKA Hastings Street Noosa



This season think black leather jackets, red pencilline skirts and above-theknee boots. Animal prints are still hot this season‌team them with metallics and lace for a whole new look. Statement jewellery pieces are still so on trend.

Left: Relaxed Boat Neck Dress in Picasso Stripe $265 Available at Zambezee - Noosa & Mooloolaba Right: Field Dress in Arrow Print $395 Available at Zambezee Noosa & Mooloolaba

Make your choice - a single item, either a huge ring, opulent necklace or large bangles - but don't be restricted...we all know that more than one piece is more FUN. Combine with your favourite jeans and a simple white shirt, then drape a jumper over your shoulders for casual look that will take you anywhere. Add the perfect statement piece to a basic solid colour outfit to create a chic effect that will take you from luncheon to dinner without any problem. And, just think of the effect you can create with an all black ensemble‌ your little black dress will never look more sensational!

Smoking Jacket in black $409, Long Palazzo in Picasso Stripe $175 Available at Zambezee - Noosa & Mooloolaba

The colours of Winter

Warehouse prices on fashion & accessories - Now relocated to Renee Street Noosaville SPOILT NOOSA FASHION WAREHOUSE



Food Bites


e l y t S a Noos Wine... & d o o F GOOD FOOD MONTH… Brisbane’s Sake Restaurant at Eagle Street Pier played host to a gathering of food media, chefs and industry heavyweights recently for the launch of the 2015 Good Food Month program. With fabulous food offerings and a cheeky glass of wine to start, Executive Chef/owner Shaun Presland(who had flown in from Sake in Sydney for the event) challenged Brisbane Sake Head chef Daisuke Sakai to a 'sushi off' as a teaser for what is to come. Good fun but the chefs were serious about the contest. To be fair it did look like a tie to me! With a plethora of food-indulgent events being held all over Brisbane and regional venues, you won't want to miss a moment. Congratulations to event Creative Director Natascha Mirosch for a tantalising glimpse of what's to come.

Seriously Adult Marmalade… Every time the distillers at the fabulous Four Pillars Gin make a batch of their liquid gold, they find themselves with around 3 kgs of organically grown oranges that have essentially been steamed in gin and distilled with the nine other botanicals for seven hours in the still - 'Wilma'. As the old saying goes 'necessity is the mother of invention' - and the boys knew that they had to put these succulent citrus to proper use and thus, seriously delicious, orange marmalade was born. The Breakfast Negroni is even more decadent than the straight marmalade, with an intensified richness. With the addition of a tiny bit of the aperitif Campari, it’s just a little more bitter-sweet – designed to appeal to the adventurous. RRP $9.00 Buy online at www.fourpillarsgin.com.au and selected retailers nationally.

Local farmers markets: Noosa Farmers Market - food & local musicians at Noosa Aust Rules Football Club - every Sun 7am -12pm



Film with Food Noosa Long Weekend Festival in association with Slow Food Noosa presents: Hilarious, Heart-warming and Delectable Chefs Aden Moriarty from Noosa Springs, Matt Golinski and Tim Montgomery from Berardo’s will provide a three-course feast destined to be as enjoyable as our featured movie. ‘The Chef’ – Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is a high profile chef who spectacularly quits his job at a prominent restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman). Finding himself at rock bottom, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), long-time friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to find his lost passion for the kitchen on the road. From five star kitchens to fast and furious food truck, can Chef Carl also find his zest for life and love and piece back together his estranged family? Only 100 tickets for one night o n l y . Bookings essential. N o o s a Springs Resort & Spa; 6pm Tickets $100 including glass of sparkling on arrival and 3 course meal with interval. Cash bar available. Bookings: www.noosalongweekend.com

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

… e n e c S g n i n i D a s o o N e th n o t o o f A s Big Change Noosa Waterfont Restaurant & Bar New owner of Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, is well-known chef about town, Andrea Ravezzani. Andrea has been the chef at the restaurant for the past year and now has taken over the popular dining establishment in his own right. Think even more Italian…think salubrious shared plates with friends and family... think great wining and dining by the park.

Mr Jones & Me Café Bar & Grill We were all sad to see River Cottage owners Marc and Ruth Wohner sell-up, ready to set off with the kids and dog, on their new adventure. A four-wheel driving journey across America. Now with a trendy, new make-over, new on-tap cider and boutique beers, and newLIVING dining direction, the restaurant is now rebranded as Mr Jones and Me (you can start singing now), with a couple of familiar faces still onboard, Mikey and Alan still in the kitchen. We're looking forward to new dining delights with new owners, Ferne and Paul Lammens, who have lots of industry experience and will be bringing their own culinary vision and mouth-watering slow-cooked Prime Rib to the region.

Berardos… end of an era Noosa is still dealing from the news that after 16 years Berardos Restaurant has closed its doors to the dining community. All those southern food writers will be beside themselves. Jim Berardo has been a force to be reckoned with on the Noosa dining scene for many years and this has been an incredible shock to him and the community at large. One small consolation, Berardo's on the Beach is still open for business.



Sunshine Beach




Sunshine Beach has something for everyone...


ffering locals and tourists a quality mix of boutiques, al fresco cafes, casual surf culture… all encompassed with a friendly village atmosphere. With the beach just minutes away, and nature walks and trails through the National Park offering those looking for a recreational walk, a direct route all the way to Noosa. You can also just sit quietly and take in the breathtaking views, or take a dip at Little Cove, and enjoy the surf break at Alexandria Bay. For those wanting to enjoy a baristamade espresso, where the organic coffee beans are roasted on site, just follow your nose to Costa Noosa on the balcony, where you can enjoy a perfect

pastry with your coffee and spend some quality time sitting under a broad umbrella with your paper, or in conversation with friends. Sunshine Beach is perfect destination for breakfast, an early or late luncheon or dinner, with a fine selection of dining options available to suit all tastes and budgets. With wide decks, tree-lined streets and an array of al fresco cafés, take-aways, bakery, delicatessen, general store, bars and restaurants there is always a new experience to be had. Even all the makings for a perfect picnic basket to take to the park or the beach foreshore, for a day in the sunshine. Whatever you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. The laidback café society of Sunshine Beach is always ready to please.





sunshine & coffee & cake... An award-winning gourmet coffee lounge and roasting house at Sunshine Beach has become a favourite meeting place for locals and tourists alike.

awards! Including Silver and Bronze awards in the CSR Golden Bean Australian Competition and recently adding Bronze awards for Australian, Esperro and Syphon coffee to their tally. Espresso Noosa, is Costa Noosa's signature blend, lovingly crafted from green beans imported from South America and then roasted on premises. This

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wners Angela and Gavin Piper have created a coffee lover's oasis that fits perfectly into the village atmosphere of Sunshine Beach, where the aromas of freshly roasting coffee hypnotically call out to passers by - those on their early morning or afternoon walk, swimmers returning from the nearby beach, energetic cyclists needing their caffeine hit, business types on their way to work or a meeting - and those just looking to find a quiet haven where the cares of the world can be ignored. Gavin was drawn to the role of head roaster, and has tirelessly experimented to perfect bean combinations and roasting times, to create the signature blends that Costa Noosa's clients have come to love. And, he definitely must be doing something right, because he keeps winning

blend offers drinkers a rich and velvety creme with a smooth, full-bodied flavour. Other blends and single origin coffees are sourced on the Atherton Tableland in Nth Qld, as well as exotic locations in Peru and Nicaragua. As Gavin says "the perfect coffee needs a basis of quality green beans, lovingly roasted to bring out their premium flavour, and the art of a qualified barista to attain the right outcome - every time." Add to that the gourmet selection of dainty cakes and slices waiting to tempt you from under the large glass domes on the counter, and you'll find temptation becomes a way of life when you visit Costa Noosa. Costa Noosa's coffee is available online by restaurants and coffee lovers around the country by visiting www.costanoosa.com.au

A range of accessories and products for home machines also available. Come in or visit our online store... Monday to Saturday 7am to 4pm Sunday and public holidays 7am to 1pm

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Mama Mediterranean “I adore that what I am doing has substance . To live a life of love is the key element that drives me for ward. At the end of the day, I’m just a girl who decided to give her dream a go.”

Mia Welsh is not only carving out her dream life, but also filling the bellies of fellow Noosa locals with fine Mediterranean cuisine. Now there’s no need to go to Italy, for Italy comes to you, as Coco Seymour-Griffin discovers.


s I chow into my super ragu cuisine made with free range Tasmanian beef, Italian tomatoes, red wine, kale, silverbeet, broccoli, zucchini, celery, carrot, onion, basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil (among other fresh ingredients), I am instantly transported back to Italy – to my favourite little locals Roma ristorante that I would frequent when popping over to the continent on mini-breaks from my then-London life. The smell, the taste, the experience – the bolognaise sauce stirs up memories of ancient piazzas, azure Mediterranean waters and late steamy nights under the light of the moon. But where actually am I? In my Noosa kitchen on a school night, having just served up Mumma’s Sugo’s latest dish of the week – one which I collected on my way back from the school run this morning. So, not only do I have Mia Welsh (the founder of Mumma’s Sugo) to thank for my mental vacation to Europe, but also for my night-off cooking – for it has been her hand that has toiled to prepare this dinner, and her magic which has made it taste so good. 33 years old, half Sicilian, half Aussie, born in Melbourne but raised in Noosa from the age of four by a ‘mad Italian father’ and a ‘lovely Australian mum’, Mia has been surrounded by flavours that most of us only dream of from a very young age. “My father was an Italian chef. We owned Oscars Place on Thomas

Street in Noosaville for many years. I was brought up in restaurants, eating my family meal amongst customers, and taking pizza to school everyday to trade for Vegemite sandwiches!” laughs Mia. Moving to London at 17, Mia completed a professional cookery course, travelled through Europe extensively, explored Asia and moved to Rome some time later to live with an Italian family. “It was here that my passion for Italian food came alive. The mama of the house taught me all she could about the basics of Italian cookery and how to create real flavour in food, including the importance of using the freshest of produce and keeping it simple. I was hooked. I wanted to share what I had learnt. “So, I came home from Rome, married my gorgeous man, Christian, and became pregnant with my first-born, Micah, all the while planning how I was going to manifest my vision. Christian worked away, so I wasn't able to work, but after our second son Asher was born, we decided he needed to find a job back in Noosa, and I was able to begin the process of seeing my dream of sharing good food come to fruition.

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“Having become a mother, I wanted to love on other families through my dishes. My mission was to help busy working mamas and papas feed their families well, keeping it super fresh, wholesome, and quick and easy to prepare. And so, Mumma’s Sugo (mum’s sauce) was born.” Being a stay-at-home mum, Mia started by cooking just the one pot while her eldest was at kindy and her then six-month-old had his daily nap. “I sent a text out to my local church family, and the first five litres sold in about five minutes! The following week, I made a bigger pot, and the same thing happened! I was shocked. It grew from there through word of mouth, one pot at a time. About a year later, I got to the point where I had to decide whether or not to take it to a commercial level. So, I hoped for the best and jumped right in. I now cook around 100 litres of sauce a day out of a commercial kitchen in Coolum Beach, and Mumma’s Sugo is continuing to grow rapidly through my stockists (The Bent Banana in Peregian Beach and Belmondos Organic Marketplace in Noosa), via social media and more importantly, through recommendations.” Bubbly, loud, energetic and a lover of all things food, Mia’s persona is as heart-warming as her meals, and it is clear to see she loves what she does. “I love that food is an expression and extension of me. I love that it brings people together. I love that it nourishes our bodies, and provides us with the good stuff we need to live well. Cooking helps me to zone out from the rush. I go to another place. I'm in my element when surrounded by produce. And the passion that you taste when eating Italian food? There’s nothing like it.” Hand-making everything herself, with no machines, Mia has built up quite the reputation on the Coast. Her commitment to only the freshest ingredients has also set her apart from the rest of the takeaway establishment. “I am a mum cooking for other mums, so I always have nourishment and family-friendly food in mind. My customers enjoy the fact that their families are eating something handmade when they haven't had the time to prepare something themselves. Aside from my imported Italian tomatoes and passatta, everything is brought in fresh the morning of my cook. I even hand select the herbs and vegetables myself, and use a local free-range butcher who prepares my meats to order. Nothing is brought in frozen.” Juggling the demands of being a mother with those of running a thriving business, Mia has certainly achieved a wonderful balance between work and family life, and focuses hard on keeping the main thing, the main thing.

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holistic approach to wellbeing Belmondos Organic Market has welcomed the latest addition to the market, Yukti Botanicals. The launch comes as part of Belmondos holistic approach to wellbeing, having embarked on an organic journey, which not just focuses on diet, but an overall lifestyle.

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




ukti Botanicals offers a Natural Pharmacy, Day Spa and Treatment Centre providing an unrivalled mix of natural supplements, therapies and traditional Ayurvedic medicine now available in Noosa. Keeping in theme with Belmondos wholesaling service, Yukti Botanicals offer wholesale to practitioners. Well-known Noosa Ayurvedic Practitioner and Naturopath Wayne Celeban B.Hlth.Sc. (Nat.) Dip. (Ayur. Med.) N.Z is on hand at the centre providing Ayurvedic and Naturopathic consults. Wayne heads a fully trained team, including Akshara Day who holds a Certificate IV in Ayurveda and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine (AIHM); and Jasmyn Kneen, who manufactures the products, is trained in Ayurveda (Cert IV), massage and yoga. Well known Practitioner Rebecca Hopkins has also joined Yukti offering hawaiian healing massage on Wednesday and Thursdays. Yukti provides an Australian first, a complete range of

Australian made, organic, ayurvedic formulas with 33 different formulas that are compounded on site. Yukti uses certified organic herbs which are sustainably sourced, vegetable capsules and they also blend their own organic tea, chai and spice blends. Akshara says their aim isn’t to just supply the traditional concepts of Ayurvedic medicine, but to integrate them into local modern culture. “Our therapies and treatments were developed for royalty and have been practiced over 1000’s of years. Our products have been formulated so they are easy to use and they are naturally luxurious using warm, herbal infused oils while having a profound effect on the mind and body.” Belmondos Organic Market is the Sunshine Coast’s award winning marketplace specialising in organic foods and wellbeing. Belmondos features certified organic fruit & veg, pantry goods from Bio Shop Noosa and organic meats from Eumundi Meats. With ready to eat meals and catering from Vanilla Food, and artisan producers including Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Bakery, Noosa Cleanse Certified Organic Cold Press Juices & Cleanses and award winning specialty coffee roastery, Clandestino Coffee Roasters, Belmondos is an emporium for all your organic needs. Visit Yukti Botanicals at Belmondos at 59 Rene Street, Noosaville, or phone 07 5447 1122 to find out more.

Serves 2 • 350 calories per serving This Arab dish is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, but we’ve replaced this with buckwheat, which has a very similar texture and taste, to make a wheat-free version. (Despite its name, buckwheat is no relation to wheat.) The key to a good tabouleh is to use lots of tomatoes and herbs dotted with buckwheat, rather than the other way round. This dish is fresh and delicious, perfect on its own with some good gluten-free bread or served as a side with meat or fish. It’s also a great party dish, served with hummus wrapped in lettuce leaves.

you like). Tip the buckwheat into a large mixing bowl and add the tomatoes, onion, parsley, mint, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Garnish with the pistachios and mint leaves, and serve. Rich in: Vitamins B1 (thiamin), B6 and C • Folate • Potassium • Phytoestrogens • Lycopene


Tabouleh with pistachio

Ingredients: •100g buckwheat grain •2 handfuls of fresh parsley •A handful of fresh mint •300g ripe vine tomatoes, seeded and very finely chopped 1•/2 red onion, finely chopped •Juice of 1 lemon •1 tbsp olive oil •1 tsp salt •A pinch of black pepper •A handful of homeshelled pistachios, coarsely crushed Method; Put the buckwheat in a saucepan and cover with twice its volume of water. Bring to the boil, then cook for 5 minutes until soft. Drain in a sieve and rinse under cold water to cool, then leave to drain thoroughly. Pull the parsley and mint leaves from their stems and finely chop (keep a few mint leaves for garnish, if

The Detox Kitchen By: Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson Published by: Bloomsbury $49.99 Lily Simpson runs the Detox Kitchen, whose boutique delis and specially designed health menus have won thousands of customers, including international celebrities. She and consultant nutritionist Rob Hobson are devoted to their philosophy of great health through great food. Inside this book are 200 of Lily's exquisite recipes, brightly

delicious and packed full of flavour - thanks to her clever combinations of herbs, spices and oils. All wheat, dairy and refined sugar free. You'll find recipes for invigorating breakfasts, zingy raw salads, delicious snacks and dips, vibrant fish and meat dishes and scrumptious sweet treats. This is not just a recipe book, Rob explains how to use these dishes to target your health needs, whether that's losing weight, gaining energy, getting clearer skin - or just having a weekend detox after a few days of indulgence.




Good reads

THE NEW NORDIC RECIPES FROM A SANDINAVIAN KITCHEN By: Simon Bajada Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $49.95 The New Nordic offers readers an appreciation of the rich food histories and ancient cultures of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. This contemporary cuisine mirrors its landscape: raw, subtle, grounded, just like the vast treeless plains of Iceland or the rocky outcrops of the many archipelagos scattered around the coasts. Chef, food stylist and photographer, Simon Bajada celebrates this constantly evolving cuisine by using traditional Scandinavian ingredients and preparing them in contemporary ways. Recipes concentrate on modern, everyday dishes that use the freshest of ingredients and are simple to create. Indulge in Beetroot carpaccio with goat’s cheese and minted pea relish or enjoy the simplicity of Fresh radishes with fennel butter and honey; move on to grander feasts such as Flaked salmon burgers with

MARGARET & ME By: Kate Gibbs Published by: Murdoch Books $39.99 Food writer Kate Gibbs grew up at the apron strings of her grandmother Margaret Fulton. The matriarch of Australian cooking taught her everything she needed to know, including how to make 'bereavement soup', how thickly to spread butter on bread and that porridge must 'absolutely' be made with salt. This book offers a unique and delicious combination of family stories and recipes for the home cook. This is the story of Kate and her grandmother, who is, as we all know, one of Australia’s national living treasures. This family dynasty has influenced the way generations of



mayonnaise, pickled cucumber and fresh horseradish or Whole flounder with Nordic bread salad, Spiced beef with cauliflower steaks, honey parsnips and rocket; and not forgetting the classics such as Swedish meatballs, Danish smorrebrod, Gravlax cured with Juniper & mustard seeds, and gooey Cinnamon buns.

LUCY'S BAKES OVER 200 OF THE EASIEST BAKING RECIPES YOU WILL EVER MAKE! By: Lucy Cufflin Published by: Hardie Grant Books RRP $49.95 Lucy’s Bakes is Lucy Cufflin’s baking bible - a kitchen essential for anyone to loves to cook. The queen of kitchen shortcuts shares her many secrets on how to make mouth-watering, show-stopping cakes and bakes that can be prepared with minimum fuss or baking knowledge. Lucy clearly specifies quantities, timings and instructions and suggests ways to adapt recipes, giving bakers the confidence to experiment with flavours

Australians eat - and in this book, we learn how Kate’s life, career and passion for food is entwined with her grandmother’s past. What Margaret did, ate and how she has given Australian food and cooking her all. What is central to both women is that that the kitchen is the centre of their homes, where everyone pitches in, stirring pots, setting the table and clearing up. This is the time for fabulous conversations and these are the stories (and recipes) that Kate now shares with us. This is Kate’s inheritance. A privileged glimpse at one of Australia's national living treasures.

and ingredients. Covering savoury and sweet bakes, Lucy’s Bakes is a comprehensive collection of your favourite recipes.

IZAKAYA By: Hideo Dekura Published by: New Holland Publishers RRP $29.99 Izakaya is fast becoming the new trend in dining. A fusion cuisine of Japanese tapas and sake, these eateries are the perfect blend of tradition and progression, celebrating the best of fresh and seasonal local ingredients. Izakaya is so much more than just another dining experience, it's heritage, atmosphere and place…in the tapestry of everyday Japanese life; where friendships are forged and problems are shared. In this book, award-winning chef Hideo Dekura transforms a novice cook and entertainer into a master, and introduces a typical Izakaya menu as well as some more modern takes on a traditional dishes, as well as a comprehensive drinks section to complement your choices.


Sri Lankan Curry of Petuna Ocean Trout 30 Minutes Prep Time Serves 4 Ingredients: 50ml oil 1 medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 x 5cm pandan leaf, roughly torn 2 sprigs curry leaves 2 green chillies, split lengthways ½ tbs fenugreek ½ tbs fennel seeds 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp turmeric 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces 500ml coconut milk Fish frame from a white fish 10 x 180gm Petuna Ocean Trout (skin on) 100ml oil, to cook the fish salt and pepper fresh coriander, raita, steamed rice and limes to serve Method; Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat and add the onion, garlic, pandan leaf, curry leaves and green chilli. Fry until the onions are translucent. Add the dry spices, coconut milk and fish bones and stir to combine. Leave to cook until the mixture has reduced by half. Remove the curry from the heat and strain it into a separate bowl. Set aside until ready to serve. To cook the fish, heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add the salt to season the pan. Gently place the ocean trout fillets in the pan, skin side down, and leave to cook for 2 – 3 minutes, or until the skin is crispy. Turn the fish and cook the other side. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve. Transfer to a tray, keep warm. To serve, place a piece of ocean trout on the plate, skin side up, and drizzle with the strained sauce. Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve with raita, steamed rice and a couple of lime halves.

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NS Deconstructed Peach Melba


econstructed desserts are very popular in restaurants. This one is inspired by peach melba, the dessert developed to celebrate famous Australian opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. SERVES 4 PREPARATION 20 minutes COOKING 20 minutes 55 g (2 oz/1⁄4 cup) caster (superfine) sugar 1 strip lemon zest (use juice in sauce) 4 small peaches 4 thyme sprigs 100 g (31⁄2 oz) crème fraîche or light sour cream extra thyme sprigs with flowers to serve 125 g (41⁄2 oz) raspberries to serve

Coconut & Almond Crumble 45 g (11⁄2 oz/1⁄2 cup) flaked almonds 40 g (11⁄2 oz/1⁄2 cup) shredded coconut 30 g (1 oz) butter 55 g (2 oz/1⁄4 cup) caster (superfine) sugar 25 g (1 oz/1⁄4 cup) ground almonds

Raspberry Sauce 125 g (41⁄2 oz) raspberries 2 tablespoons icing (confectioners’) sugar juice of 1⁄2 lemon Place water to cover the peaches in a saucepan large enough to hold the fruit in one layer, and bring to the boil with the caster sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

TASTE OF AUSTRALIA By: Lyndey Milan Published by: Hardie Grant RRP $39.95 Recently, Lyndey Milan was named top Australian cookbook author in two categories at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and topped it off with an International win as well, beating entries from 205 countries. Lyndey took home the top Australian award for Best Culinary Travel Book in Australia and Best TV Series Cookbook in Australia for her wonderful cookbook Lyndey Milan's Taste of Australia. Taste of Australia is a comprehensive exploration of the incredibly diverse food culture of Australia. Travel with much-loved Australian media personality, Lyndey Milan to unearth the real taste of Australia...



Add the lemon zest, peaches and thyme sprigs, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes covered with a cartouche (see Lyndey’s note) or until the peaches are just tender. Remove the peaches from the liquid and set aside to cool before peeling, halving and removing the stones. Slice each half into quarters and then into four wedges, or cut into random shapes if you prefer. For the coconut and almond crumble, toss the flaked almonds in a small frying pan over low heat for 3 minutes or until just starting to colour. Add the coconut and continue to toss for a further 2 minutes or until the flaked almonds and coconut are a light golden colour. Remove to a small bowl. In the same frying pan, add the butter, sugar and ground almonds and cook for 4 minutes until the butter melts and the mixture colours slightly. Remove from the heat and stir through the almonds and coconut then set aside to cool. For the raspberry sauce, place the raspberries, icing sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat, mashing the raspberries to a purée. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Push through a sieve to remove the seeds. To serve Sprinkle each of four plates with the coconut and almond crumble. Top with the peach wedges and teaspoon-sized dollops of crème fraîche. Drizzle over some raspberry sauce, dot with whole raspberries, scatter over the thyme flowers and serve immediately. Wine This is not overly sweet, so try a late picked riesling.

Lyndey’s note... A cartouche is a circular round cut from baking paper, just large enough to cover the pan. The cartouche will help the top of the peaches stay submerged and cook evenly.

from the cultural melting pots and diverse cuisines of the capital cities to the fresh produce of the lush wine regions and the spectacular high country; the delectable seafood of the sun-kissed coast to the indigenous flavours of the Australian bush – this is a true Australian culinary adventure. Along the way, Lyndey cooks with a host of characters – including well-known chefs Rick Stein, Pete Evans, Neil Perry and Maggie Beer. Each personality contributed their favourite recipes to showcase the quintessential flavours of Australia. The colourful recipes are divided into collections from each region Lyndey visits and all explore the incredible produce and distinct flavours that make up our national palate. Showcasing delectable treats including Smoked Trout ‘Tartare’ with Granny Smith and Walnut Salad from the Snowy Mountains; Mustard Pikelets with Minted Lamb from Albury; The Perfect Pork Steak with Figs and Soft Polenta from the Hawkesbury River; and Chocolate, Cabernet and Rhubarb Dessert from the Barossa Valley – Taste of Australia is a must-have companion for every Australian home cook. Originally published in Sep 2014, but still available in all good bookstores.


Deconstructed Peach Melba

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NS Nothing says Winter like slow cooked dishes. Rich curries, fall apart lamb shanks, hot steaming vegetable soup and red wine infused stews. Try this great recipe with the added kick of Queensland ginger to warm up your winter table.

Slow Cooked Ginger Lamb Shanks

Perfect match




mouth-watering recipe supplied by Retro Foodie Goddess & Master Chef finalist Christina Batista, who has designed the recipe especially for the Ginger Net. Christina says; "There is something about slow cooking that takes me to my happy place. I do mine in my slow cooker which is one of the best inventions for busy people who want to still eat beautiful home cooked meals. I turn my slow cooker on before I head out for work and when I get home with the kids in tow, tired and hungry, we are greeted with a smell that can only be described as heavenly. While everyone gets ready for dinner I quickly whip up some polenta and within 30 minutes we have some amazing slow cooked comfort food for dinner and are left with very full bellies. Next time you’re after some comfort food that will warm you from the inside and take you to your happy place give this dish a try!" Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 3 hours Serves: 6 Ingredients: 6 Lamb shanks 2 red onions, roughly diced 1/2 cup of sultanas (you can use raisins) 3 Tbsp of Buderim Ginger Original Ginger Marmalade 1 Tbsp of Tomato sauce 2 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce 200ml of Stout 1 Ltr of chicken stock 1/2 small bunch of mint, sliced 3 Sprigs of rosemary

2 stalks of spring onions, thinly sliced 3 Garlic cloves, roughly chopped 3 Tbsp of olive oil 1/2-1 Cup of cider vinegar Salt & pepper to taste Method: Step 1 Heat half the oil in a large casserole dish over a medium heat. Add your onions and a good pinch of salt

and pepper and sauté until caramelised. Next add the Buderim Ginger Marmalade, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, sultanas and stout and give it a good stir, allow to simmer away until needed. Step 2 Heat the other half of the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Place the shanks in the frying pan making sure that you don’t over crowd it (cook them in batches if you need to), browning them all over. Once browned add the rosemary to the pan for a minute or so and when it becomes fragrant turn the heat off. Step 3 Gently place the shanks and rosemary into the casserole dish, pour over the

stock, cover with a lid and turn the heat to as low as possible (this is where I place it all in my electric slow cooker, turn it on and then leave them to cook all day) and cook for 3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone. Step 4 Very carefully remove the lamb shanks from the casserole dish (or slow cooker) and place on your serving platter in a warm spot until needed. Using a stick blender

(you can use a normal blender, although I find it much easier with a stick blender) blitz the sauce until it becomes smooth. Then turn the heat up high and reduce the sauce to just over half. Step 5 While your sauce is reducing place mint leaves, spring onions and cider vinegar in a bowl and set aside until needed. Step 6 Once your sauce is reduced ladle over the lamb shanks. Sprinkle over your pickled mint leaves and spring onions. Pour the remaining sauce into a gravy boat and serve on the side.

Queensland Ginger…

Ginger Dark & Stormy

With a nice note of sweet and a naughty kick of Buderim Ginger, this Bermudan staple is the perfect easy drinking, refreshing classic cocktail sure to transport you to a tropical oasis. Dating back to the 1800s, it was standard practice for the British Royal Navy to allocate rum rations to sailors, with the rum sourced from their various bases on Caribbean rum producing island such as Bermuda. Of course, we don't have to join the navy or travel to the tropics to enjoy this cocktail.

Ingredients 60ml Havana Club No 7 Buderim Ginger Beer 1 fresh lime - sliced Ice cubes Method: 60ml Havana Club No 7 Buderim Ginger Beer 1 fresh lime - sliced Ice cubes For more ginger beer recipes visit www.thegingernet.com

even artificially flavoured syrups – which are definite nono’s if you’re trying to watch your waistline so make sure you know exactly what’s in a smoothie before you start sipping! 3. RAW FOOD DIETS “I’m all for eating food in its most natural state,” says Leech. “Raw food diets are generally very fresh fruit and vegetable heavy and discourage the consumption of processed foods, which is excellent,” he adds. Guy points out however that cooking food can be more nutritious and at times even safer. “The lycopene in tomato and the beta-carotene in carrots are released during cooking,” says Leech. “Furthermore, cooked foods can be easier to digest and cooking meat and fish kills certain bacteria that could otherwise result in an upset tummy or in extreme cases, food poisoning,” he adds. 4. ALMOND MILK Almonds are full of nutrients such as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Iron and Calcium , they are reported to help lower cholesterol and are suggested improve digestive health, needless to say Leech is a huge fan of them. Likewise, he considers almond milk to be an excellent cow’s milk alternative especially for using in smoothies and as an accompaniment to homemade muesli, he does however warn that there are a couple of drawbacks. “Almond milk doesn’t have as much calcium or protein as cow’s milk,” he points out. “Processed almond milk can also be packed with extra sugar and preservatives, so make sure you read the ingredients and nutrition panel carefully,” he advises. Fresh is always best though, so Leech recommends buying a nut milk bag, blending up some fresh almonds and making your own nutritious almond milk from home. 5. MUESLI Cleverly marketed to the health conscious crowd, muesli can be packed with goodness while also being chock full of fat and sugar. “Many people think they’re doing the right thing by swapping up their sugary cereals or fatty fried breakfasts for a portion of muesli in the mornings,” says Leech. And, according to Leech, the type of muesli on the shelves today provides a poor choice for those looking to shed fat and maintain a healthy weight. Instead of giving up muesli completely, Guy suggests making it yourself. “A mixture of oats, sunflower seeds, a small amount of dried fruit and macadamia nuts, make for a delicious and nutritious muesli sans the unhealthy fats and sugars,” says Leech. For more information on Guy Leech visit: www.guyleech.com


Guy Leech warns Aussies about the “healthy” food fads that can lead you astray From juice cleanses to raw food fasts, super-foods to super-smoothies, we’re in an era that bombards us with the latest food fads and figures daily. But according to Australia’s number one fitness guy, Guy Leech, with so much praise for all this delicious and nutritious food, it’s hard to know when you’re getting too much of a good thing. Looking at some of the most popular health foods on the market today, Guy offers tips on how to consume them sensibly. 1. JUICING With so many “juice cleanses” on the market it’s hard NOT to think that drinking juice all day is good for you. Guy points out though that even 100% freshly pressed juice still contains a heap of sugar and hardly any fibre when compared to whole fruits. “Try to keep your juice drinking to one cup per day,” advises Leech. “Particularly when paired with fresh vegetables, juices are a great way to consume nutrients, however sipping on juice all day is a really easy way to stock up on the calories,” Leech says. Another thing to remember is that pre-packaged juices are nutritionally similar to soft drinks so the best way to consume juice is by juicing your own fruit at home, that way you know exactly what’s in it. 2. SMOOTHIES If packed with the right stuff, smoothies can be a great way to consume a whole lot of nutrients in the one hit, however smoothies can go from good to bad real fast warns Leech. “Just like making your own muesli, it’s better if you whip up your own healthy smoothie from home,” he advises. Many store bought smoothies contain ice-cream, high sugar yoghurt and




Perfection Personified.. South Australia's famous winery, Seppeltsfield has announced a very special partnership with iconic French Crystal House... Lalique.


fter more than two years of creative planning, they are proud to officially release The Seppeltsfield Decanter - a decanter so beautiful that it would sit pride-ofplace in the finest bars in the world. Handcrafted in the French town of Alsace and South Australia's Barossa Valley, The Seppeltsfield Decanter is filled with an especially created 100 year old blended Tawny Port, containing vintages as far back as 1886, sourced from their historic Centennial Collection holdings. With only 150 of these magnificent decanters available globally, and with a price tag of $10,000 each - this will be a once in a lifetime purchase for the discerning buyer And, if you do buy one - please be sure to invite me around for a taste!

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Two New Rieslings from Kirrihill‌ Located in the picturesque Clare Valley, Kirrihill Wines has released both its 2014 Vineyard Selection Series (VSS) Watervale Riesling and 2014 Regional Range Clare Valley Riesling to give Riesling lovers a wonderful choice for their next luncheon. inemaker Hamish Seabrook held back the release of these two wines until he was happy that they were showing at their approachable best. The extra time allowed them to unwind, reflecting their true expressive varietal character. The 2014 VSS Watervale Riesling traditionally features the very best parcels of fruit grown in deep loam on east facing slopes, maximising their daily fill of sunlight. Drinkers will find a powerful nose of cut grass, lemon citrus and subtle tropical scents, as well as an abundance of sweet fruit on the palate, pineapple, passionfruit and honeydew melon - balanced by herbaceous undertones. RRP $20.00 The 2014 Regional Range Riesling has been made from fruit sourced from a number of different Clare sub-regions including Armagh to the north and Auburn at the southern end of the valley. Offering drinkers lifted and perfumed aromatics of mineral talc, freshly squeezed sweet lemon juice, soft creme brulÊe and hints of white flowers, with subtle undertones of lime and floral notes of lavender and green tea. Perfect for now but will benefit from time in the bottle up to 5 years. RRP $16.00


It's back again! Wine that rocks! A touring Pinot Noir Festival.

Time for all you pinotphiles out there to start salivating at the thought of a decadent afternoon of superior Pinot Noir tastings from a selection of the Southern Hemisphere's premium wine makers including, Josef Chromy, Yabby Lake, Shaw + Smith, Bay of Fires, Henschke, Toolangi, D'Arenberg, Villa Maria and Mt Difficulty to name but a few.

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inot Palooza is a touring festival for lovers of Pinot Noir (ME!), from the tried and true to the upstarts, from the movers and shakers, to those who don't give a damn about convention - and everything in between. It's the best day of Pinot Noir worship going around. And, for those looking to learn more, check out the Wine Day Out program. This is your chance to indulge, savour, and learn all about the wine that warms our hearts…Pinot Noir, while enjoying the music and atmosphere with like-minded people. Pinot Palooza 2015 will be hitting a city near you later this year. With dates confirmed in Perth 1st August; Adelaide 8th August; Sydney 5th October; Melbourne 10th October and Brisbane 11th October. For more info visit www.pinotpalooza.com.au

Hidden Treasure... New Marlborough Pink Sauvignon Blanc


oi Toi New Zealand Wine has just released its first Marlborough 'Pink' Sauvignon Blanc, Hidden Treasure. The hidden treasure is a sneaky splash of Pinot Noir, which gives the wine a beautiful rose blush and a light strawberry flavour twist. The small amount of Pinot Noir added gives the wine its subtle pink hue and adds a mid palate sweetness. Pour a glass of Hidden Treasure and watch the sparkling hues then savour the nose of citrus and dried herbs with hints of passionfruit and pineapple. I can see a lot of parties on the horizon in the warmer seasons of Spring and Summer that will be

featuring this unique and affordable wine. RRP $11.99 Available at Dan Murphy's.

Stoneleigh Latitude Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013


hey say that great wines come from great regions, and Stoneleigh's Latitude range is no exception. Heralding from an area that lines Rapaura Road in Marlborough, New Zealand known as the 'Golden Mile'; the Stoneleigh vineyards are scattered with stones left behind by an ancient riverbed. The rocks soak up the warmth of the sun during the day and radiate that heat to help ripen the grapes by night. This natural phenomenon coupled with free-draining stony soil inspires a distinctively crisp, fresh and elegant wine. Wines from this region are aromatically lifted, as well as riper in spectrum. The Latitude 2013 offers smokey and spicy oak with black cherries and boysenberry notes on the nose that lead to Black Doris plum, dark chocolate and berry fruit on the palate. A rich and fleshy wine with soft supple tannins.

The West Winds Gin - The Broadside 2.0 Hailing from Margaret River, The West Winds Gin has blazed a path across the world for Australian Gin.


et apart from other gins, by utilising native botanicals like wattle seed and bush tomato and the pristine waters of Margaret River in Western Australia, The West Winds name is a tribute to the ocean breezes used for centuries by sailors to cross the Indian Ocean from South Africa to the west coast of Australia and beyond - in a search for the riches of the new world. Inspired by seafarers, distilled by craftsmen, they are regarded as “Damn Fine Gins, from Australia.” The West Winds Gin 'The Broadside' Navy Strength is a new addition; and considering the original navy strength ratings related to rum, Gin's lighter version has certainly come into it's own recently. We all know the story behind the term Navy Strength–at 57% ABV (114 proof ) a Gin's water content is sufficiently low that it can safely be spilled on a ship’s gunpowder stocks and they will still burn but what does it mean from the consumers' point of view? In essence, The Broadside shows intensified botanical tones and lifted citrus notes and is a perfect example of what high proof spirits can offer. Named after one of the most brazen and aggressive tactics in naval history, where warships released a close range barrage of firepower from every gun along one side of the hull; 'The Broadside' was made using the beguiling and distinctive sea parsley and seasoned with Margaret River sea salt. They may well have created the world’s first salty gin and certainly the first using seawater. Utilising umami and mouth feel taste sensations, they reckon it’s up there with salty caramel and is the churros of drinking. Its as bold and brutish as the manoeuvre. They're not firing

single shots here, and nor should you. Originally launched to celebrate World Gin Day and subsequently recognised with a Double Gold medal at the 2014 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, The Broadside joins its siblings The Sabre and The Cutlass as a staple of the distillery. As for drinks ideas, they suggest you keep it simple. Sip it straight-up on a cold Winters evening, appreciate its 'full-on' flavour in a dry Martini with a grapefruit twist, or treat yourself to an explosive G&T with a slice of lemon. Now available at all good liquor outlets and needless to say, if it isn't at your local, demand it...nicely of course. For more info visit www.thewestwindsgin.com





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Architect/builder Sarah Waller




he’s a UK-qualified architect, fourth generation builder, interior designer and the owner of popular Noosaville boutique Coco & Bliss. Sarah qualified with a Master of Arts in Architecture from the Royal College of Art in London in 1986, and has cemented herself in Queensland's property scene over the past nine years. Sarah Waller Design is responsible for the design of everything from simplistic single-storey abodes to rambling Sunshine Coast hinterland homes, since Sarah’s Australian arrival in 2006. And as if designing the million-dollar homes wasn’t enough, Sarah can offer an inclusive package – a ‘one-stop’ shop. In essence, her speciality is that she can project manage across the key areas of building and designing striking homes. Sarah is one of only a handful of women in Queensland who has an Open Builders licence, giving her authorisation to build just about anything operating under Sarah Waller Building Pty Ltd. The design and building companies have just completed a holistic service to plan and construct a five-bedroom home on acreage overlooking the Noosa Valley Golf Course in Doonan. Designed for Darren, Nicole, their three schoolaged children and family pug Stella, Sarah was commissioned to create an open plan stylish

home, which was child friendly without comprising on the design. “I achieved the brief via a careful selection of hardwearing, but beautiful materials in an array of greys to complement the clean lines of the design,” she says. Together with optimising its elevated position for seclusion and privacy from the street, the result was a beautiful and meaningly family home with individual spaces as well as a large open plan and airy family areas. Sarah says she is only as good as the subcontractors she employs, and thus engages the best, those who know her expectations and high standards. “Among my approved list of contractors is my husband Paul Blatchford of Blue Coast Electrical,” she said. “We work well together, and have worked on major projects including this Doonan home and others currently under construction on the Coast”. Together with her flair for interior design and as owner of Coco & Bliss, Sarah assists in finding a sense of home style to meet her clients’ desires. With a list of stunning projects on the drawing board, including two Doonan homes, as well as houses in Noosa Waters and across the Sunshine Coast, Sarah is currently working on her very own hinterland dream home, which due for completion later this year.

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About this house.. .

A large 5 Bedroom family home on acreage overlooking Noosa Valley Golf Course in Doonan


ositioned on an elevated block the house consists of 3 separate zones, Living, Children and Parents. The U shaped plan wrapping around giving privacy to the outdoor living area and swimming pool. The house has 5 bedrooms plus media room and children's rumpus

room. The central living zone consists of Kitchen, Entry and Dining and occupies the heart of the house and flows seamlessly onto the outdoor living terrace, which overlooks the large family swimming pool and onward to far reaching views across Noosa Valley Golf Course.“There is no line between inside and outside, materials and finishes blend into one and create a feeling of the outdoors coming inside.� continues next page.... NoosaStyleLiving



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This house has been designed by Sarah Waller Design and has recently been constructed by Sarah Waller Building PTY LTD, for Darren, Nicole and their 3 school age children and family pug Stella. They wanted a stylish home that was open plan and child friendly without compromising the design. This was achieved by a careful selection of hardwearing but beautiful materials in 50 Shades of Grey..… that complement the clean lines of the design. Another aspect for consideration was the need for seclusion, the house was positioned on the elevated block achieving total privacy from the street. This is a beautiful and meaningful family home that has individual spaces as well as large open plan and airy family areas, that connect the inside to the outside. Sarah said, “My style of architecture is very

contemporary with clean lines and every home is very bespoken to each client. The key to my approach is that I like to build excellent relationships with my clients, really understanding their needs and requirements, taking projects through from Conception and now to Completion, now that I can build their dreams for them as well.” With a number of stunning projects currently on the drawing board, including two homes in Doonan as well as houses in Noosa Waters and across the Sunshine Coast, Sarah is busy running these projects alongside her homewares Boutique, Coco & Bliss, on the river in Noosaville. One of these projects being her very own stunning contemporary Hinterland dream home, that is currently under construction by Sarah Waller Building and her team of talented sub contractors and due for completion later this year.

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The only thing that beats family time around your backyard fire pit is the satisfaction you feel knowing you have built it yourself!


ackyard fire pits are becoming increasingly popular as we look to utilise our outdoor spaces year round and unwinding in front of your own fire at the end of a busy day during the colder winter months is a great way to spend quality time with the family. “The ambience a fire pit brings is worth the investment alone,” explained landscape expert and Adbri Masonry brand ambassador, Jason Hodges. “Adding a fire pit will provide an immediate feature for the garden and become a natural gathering spot for socialising and entertaining and provides warmth as well as a great cooking source. People are naturally drawn to the campfire-like atmosphere.” “Building your own fire pit is a simple weekend DIY job. For those that love the outdoors, entertaining or star gazing on a cool night, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!”

Build your own fire pit and enjoy the backyard all year round…

Jason Hodges offers five simple steps to build your very own fire pit. 1) Choose the right spot It’s important to choose a spot that is far enough away from plants, fences, trees or anything flammable. Consider the wind and the direction it will blow smoke from the fire. You should also be able to walk around the fire with ease. 2) Start digging! Dig a circular hole for the base of the fire – a three foot diameter

creates enough space for a good sized fire while keeping everyone close enough to be able to chat. 3) Prepare the base Level out some road base and compact. Once this is complete, spread sand throughout the trench and level. Sprinkle some neat cement over the levelled sand pad as this will help keep everything in place once you finish building and hose down your fire pit. 4) Start building Use concrete blocks to start constructing the wall around the pit. Choose a block that enables circular walls or has speciality corner units to save you cutting the units. My first choice would be Adbri Masonry’s Miniwall blocks, a great choice for DIY. They are easy to stack, do not require any mortar or glues and give a great finish. For square and rectangular pits, use Versawall. 5) Build your fire Construct a tepee by stacking wood and kindling in the centre of the pit. Light the fire and enjoy all winter long! For more DIY projects visit www.adbrimasonry.com.au

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Tips and Tricks to make your house seem bigger…

While modern home design favours large open spaces, there’s plenty of ways to make the most of your space if you live in a smaller home - without spending on costly renovations.


arrod Sanfilippo managing director of Burbank Homes gives us some helpful tips on making a room feel bigger that can be as simple as de-cluttering a central area and investing in good storage. “Start by having just a few larger ornaments on display, rather than lots of smaller ones - and colour match any groups of items to create a more streamlined appearance”, says Jarrod. “Vertical storage such as floor-to-ceiling cupboards will draw the eye upward and extend the height of the room”, he adds. The next step is to brighten cramped spaces to make them feel more open and airy. Lighter colours reflect and amplify light, whereas darker colours will absorb it - often creating a more closeted atmosphere. “Many people know that light or neutral coloured walls and floors help make a room seem larger, but another idea is to choose furniture within one or two shades of the wall colour to make it blend in with its surroundings and take up less visual room.” If you’re not keen on matching your furniture to your beige walls, look for pieces made of glass, lucite or other transparent materials which blend more seamlessly into a room and heighten its sense of space. While a light or neutral colour palette can work wonders in a smaller house, the prints and patterns in a room also play a role in how spacious it feels. Using striped patterns and large floor tiles will help lengthen the appearance of a room, but going overboard with prints can backfire and make a small room feel claustrophobic. Play it safe by adding texture with rugs and throws to build a perception of depth. And, as a final tip, when choosing furniture opt for light, airy pieces over heavier or bulky options. “Many of our more compact Burbank display homes are styled with Scandinavian-inspired pieces which are ideal in small spaces,” Jarrod says. To get the look, choose pieces with a light structure and tapered, exposed legs to help streamline your room and showcase it in its most spacious light.

The Toledo Wall Unit Our best seller, the Toledo Wall Unit, not only comes in 3 ranges on heights (2m, 2.4m & 2.6m) it now comes in a new finish – Walnut. By adding the Walnut coloured wall unit in your home, your able to create a warmth by bringing the outside in. Choose from a range of glass doors, and customise the look of your very own wall and TV unit. Available from Design Initial Furniture - Maroochydore Homemaker Centre NoosaStyleLiving



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Bree Leech & Heather Nette King for Dulux Colour Forecast 2015 Photographer: Mike Baker



Kitchen design tips for small spaces


mall kitchens often conjure images of inadequate bench space, a cramped work triangle and precious little space for appliances. With space at a premium, designing with every square centimetre in mind is paramount. A professional designer can help you make your small space not only look good but maximise the storage space and layout, so you never have to compromise on functionality. Felicity Page at Freedom Kitchens shares a five strategic design tricks to creating the impression of a larger kitchen in a small space. 1. Light and Bright A neutral palette will help achieve a seamless, uncluttered look. When choosing materials, gloss finishes will help bounce light around the room, and glass and mirrored splashbacks will reflect surrounds, creating the illusion of space. 2. Fuss Free Handles on every cupboard door can be too busy for a small kitchen. Consider fitting them only to the base cupboards, and opt

for handle-less touch catches on the upper cabinetry. 3. Double Up Ensure every centimetre of space counts by making it work hard, for instance, incorporate a breakfast bar at one end of the preparation space, then utilise space underneath for additional storage. Also, choose a sink that comes with a range of accessories, such as an integrated chopping board, to make food preparation easier. 4. Storage Solutions Deep drawers make items more accessible and are a spaceefficient option than a standard cupboard. Then take your upper cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to maximise storage and minimise dust. 5. Downsize Appliance companies have responded to the growing demand for inner-city and apartment style living with compact appliances solutions. Downsized dishdraws, ovens and fridges will keep a small space from feeling cramped and allow for more cabinet space. Make the most of your small space. For more ideas visit freedomkitchens.com.au or call 1800 113 733.

design Dulux Australia Interior, Inspired by Ginger & Smart's AW15 collection Arcadia, Room name Afterglow, Image credit Lisa Cohen(5)

ICY HUES inspire spaces as winter moves indoors... Homeowners should remember that a fresh coat of paint is a simple and inexpensive way to add colour, personality and achieve a place where you feel comfortable, inspired and happy.


olour is amazing! It can highlight items you want to focus on and can camouflage the elements you wish to hide,” says Lucena-Orr.“It plays a pivotal role in the home as it helps define the feeling and mood of a space and it so simple to create with a simple painting project.” Ben Edwards, from architecture and design studio Edwards Moore, says colour choice should always be based on the outcome you are trying to achieve and can be used to transform any room. “Think about the overall ambience you want and do not think of colour as flat,” says Edwards.“In-between spaces such as corridors and circulation spaces between rooms are often overlooked. They act as transition spaces and can add delight, linking spaces in the home.” Dulux colour experts study trends around the world to develop

their forecast, attending trade fairs in Europe, studying product and design innovation, colour and finishes, and emerging global designers. They source information from overseas agencies, which analyse global influences such as fashion, media, world events, technology and science, social fundamentals, financial economics and politics. Icy landscapes and deep, dark forests will inspire our interiors this winter with touches of warm, pale blonde timbers and plenty of texture added to create an inviting space. It’s the seasonal forecast from leading paint company Dulux, which predicts the growing popularity of neutrals, partnered with inky blues and earthy grey beiges, such as Blue Ash, Powdered Gum and Mirage Blue, will dominate, all from its moody-inspired Wildland palette, which is all about creating warmth through texture. Homeowners might choose deeper shades in dark, earthy colours, such as Dulux Western Myall, with focal points in warmer hues and lighter tones to create a beautiful space; and by integrating furnishings in natural timbers, and soft fabrics such as fur and wool juxtaposes the brooding colours, which adds that element of comfort to the space. Introducing a subtle neutral, such as Purri Sticks, schemed alongside a moody blue, can change the feel of your space and can create a very sedate and tranquil atmosphere. For more information on 'how to' projects visit www.dulux.com.au





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The talented team at New Zealand’s Blunt Umbrellas teamed up with Silicon Valley’s latest sensation ‘Tile’ to create the Blunt + Tile umbrella – an umbrella that can be tracked when misplaced. Each Blunt + Tile umbrella contains a ‘Tile’ in a specially designed lining pocket, which can then be tracked using the Tile App for iPhone and Android. Unsurprisingly, umbrellas are among the top five most commonly misplaced possessions. This new umbrella ensures you’ll never get caught without an umbrella in the rain. If misplaced within a 15 to 30 metre range, owners can ask their Tile App to ‘find’ their umbrella. It will then emit a chip tune melody until the owner confirms that it has been located. (RRP $99 AUD) and Classic (RRP $124 AUD) styles and can be pre-ordered online at www.bluntumbrellas.com.au

Hover: A refined industrial lighting design by ChristelH Studio Inspired by the round windows of a passenger ship, Hover is a pendant light that embraces traditional materials, contemporary technological processes, and future design possibilities. Taking advantage of the thin LED lighting strips, the need for a bulky lampshade is eliminated. The streamlined aesthetic of Hover leaves you with a simple yet robust design that complements modern interior spaces. Suspended with fine marine grade steel, the design literally 'hovers' in space, providing a unique and intriguing focal point for foyers, dining spaces, bars and commercial offices alike. Materials: Aluminium, American walnut veneer, matte acrylic, stainless steel RRP: $990 100% designed and made in Australia Available via www.cristelh.com

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GARDEN WOOL RUG The winters garden wool rug is handmade to measure and exclusive to rug couture. (This particular rug is 120cm by 90cm - RRP $366.92)). Hand-tufted pure wool with a luxurious pile weight of 3000g/m² and pile depth of 12-14mm. The winters garden rug is also available in extra large sizes of up to 500cm x 1200cm (16ft x 40ft). This rug is fully customisable. Colours and shape can be edited using the controls above the rug. This product is also available in hand tufted wool, hand knotted wool, art silk, silk and also as a mixture of any of these materials.

MADE IN NOOSA Locally made driftwood lamps with custom made shades and matching cushions. Beautiful unique shell candles in oval vases. Available in many different shapes, colours and sizes. All handcrafted at “Très Noosa” at the Noosa Junction, next to Lou Lou and Westpac. Yes…!!! It’s the shop with sand on the floor. Noosa’s best kept secret!


New Collections to warm the heart this Winter… Australian gift and homewares company, Splosh, has released the newest collection of gorgeous WoodWick candles, direct from the US. Made entirely from organic soy and featuring the renowned natural wooden wick to create the charming sound of a crackling fire, the new collections are available in a range of mouth-watering fragrances and designs. The soothing sound, premium fragrance and clean burn of WoodWick candles are now available in an e x t e n s i v e collection with specially blended fragrances designed to transport you to an exotic place or simply to a more soothing state of mind. Using only high quality soy wax blend that burns 50% longer than conventional paraffin wax (Up to 180 hours for the large candles). The new HearthWick collection features a beautiful, long, dancing flame that crackles as it burns and comes in a beautiful ellipse-shaped glass jar. The new flame lets you experience the cozy comfort of a glowing fireplace anywhere in your home with its soothing crackle and long, dancing flame. RRP $59.95 Available at selected outlets for details visit www.splosh.com.au

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Art & A bout

PROFILING NINA SHADFORTH: DIRECTOR NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY Tell us something about yourself and what influenced you to follow the path of visual arts. Nina: Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was always drawing, entering art shows (and winning) and knew that I wanted to be in the arts industry in some capacity. Do you draw/paint/sculpt Nina: When I have time I draw, mostly on long conversations over the phone!

experience art Nina: For me, when people visit the gallery to see an exhibition, I aim for them to understand the artist’s journey in producing the artworks, so it is important that the exhibiting artist has an opportunity to connect with our audiences, whether it is a floor talk or workshop. How does a regional gallery director attract stellar exhibitions to her gallery Nina: By having the opportunity to be connected and having conversations at the right time! What do you find the most challenging/exciting – exhibiting ‘packages’ curated from major institutions or curating your own Nina:All the resources that usually comes with external/touring exhibitions. Education kits, etc are very important components.

what is your vision of exhibition outcomes and visitors experiences What would you describe as the defining differences between this PopUp Art Series Exhibition and other gallery exhibitions Nina: Purely the diversity of artists involved, the length of the exhibition and the turnover and variety of artworks. There will always be something for everyone. If all your wishes were granted, what future ‘packaged’ exhibition/s would you like to have at Noosa Regional Gallery Nina: I would love to be able

What was the first painting that really moved you Nina: Seeing ‘The Oath of Horatii’ in the flesh Recently a number of Australian Gallery Directors were surveyed as to their favourite gallery – what gallery would you nominate as your favourite Nina: Bendigo Art Gallery is by far my favourite. Not only for the great blockbusters that Karen Quinlan has brought to Bendigo (and the added economic boost), but having worked there many years ago, I developed a love for their art collection and the building itself. Who would you identify as an exciting emerging artist/s on the Australian scene Nina: It’s hard to pinpoint a single artist these days as there are so many emerging young artists that are creating amazing works. I would have to say one I have kept an eye on for the last few years is Kate Beynon as well as Michael Cook, although I wouldn’t classify him as emerging but rather underrated. How do you renew your enthusiasm Nina: I have to say, attending conferences is a great way to connect with colleagues and I also sit on boards in the sector. Being part of these promotes collaborations and the like between galleries. How would you like everyone to

Additionally, when we host exhibitions from QAGOMA, gallery staff get to work alongside QAGOMA staff where there is a lively exchange in skills and experiences. The PopUp Art Series Exhibition at the Butter Factory Cooroy evolved very quickly and opened successfully with over 50 local artists and artisans contributing – what were the influences to creating this concept and what is your vision of exhibition outcomes and visitors experiences Nina: PopUp Art Series Exhibition at the Butter Factory Cooroy evolved very quickly and opened successfully with over 50 local artists and artisans contributing – what were the influences to creating this concept and

to host a touring exhibition from the Guggenheim and be the first QLD regional gallery to host the Archibald touring exhibition!! We keep persisting, so hopefully it will happen. With a futurist eye, what innovative/unique experiences do you envisage may emerge in the art exhibiting/curating world Nina: Experiential new media. The crossover between technology and visual arts that has an interactive component to engage audiences but also incorporate thought provoking current social and political concepts. There is currently a movement of collaboration between techno and arts cohorts happening right here on the Sunshine Coast. Exciting times! NoosaStyleLiving


Art & A bout Noosa Regional Gallery AutumnWinter EXHIBITIONS Thursday 7 May – Sunday 7 June 2015

Tales from the Eastern Highlands Ulrike Sturm

The experience of living in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea as a child during the 1970s has had an enduring influence on Noosa artist Ulrike Sturm. The works in this exhibition are an exploration of the artist's memories of this experience, using the technique of hand-cut vinyl.

From Here and There Australian South Sea Islanders are the Australian born descendants of people brought here between 1863 and 1904 to work the cotton and sugar plantations industries. They arrived from eighty Pacific islands, with the majority from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

Strasbourg Josephine Palace - France where Julia Carter will be exhibiting early 2016

Julia Carter… Adding colour to the world. Celebrated Sunshine Coast artist, Julia Carter’s life is full of colour and beauty. These days it’s also full of travel and sell out shows around the world.



In 1994 the Commonwealth Government formally recognised Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) people as a distinct cultural community. Twenty years on this exhibition brings together ASSI artists to creatively explore the hidden and difficult stories associated with ASSI heritage; to promote their unique culture; continued ties with their ancestral islands; and search for family and identity. From Here and There is an abridged version of the exhibition developed to commemorate ASSI 150, 2013. The exhibition is toured by Blue Sky View. Friday 12 June – Sunday 19 July 2015

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 showcases works from the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7). The touring exhibition will feature works in a variety of media and styles, and represents a young and exciting group of artists gaining widespread international attention. The selection highlights the importance of the exciting emerging arts centres of the Asia Pacific region and raises some of the artistic, political and social issues of one of our closest neighbours. The

Her artistic talent blends elements of nature through textures, symbols and colour. Julia’s work is highly sought-after by international collectors.; and her works are also represented in art circles in Italy and London, as well as in Australia’s leading galleries. After her recent sell-out showing at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong, Julia has been invited back for a fourth time to the 2016 show. Whilst there, Julia was also selected to be part of a world touring exhibition with the Benetton Foundation representing Australia to the world. And, has also been selected for the third time to show at the Art Expo New York, where she is planning to go 'big' this

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art provides a program of touring exhibitions and related services to regional Queensland. Thurs 23 July – Sun 23 August 2015

From Sense to Sensuality Thomas Sydow

The colourful and multilayered abstract artworks of Thomas Sydow are inspired by the artist’s deep fascination for design of nature and natural landscape. By using the refined technique of sgraffito, he creates unique colour-oscillating effects on canvas, handmade paper and bark. A video installation by renowned new media artist, Stephen Hamacek, accompanies the exhibition.

Wax and Wabi Sabi Kym Barrett An exhibition of works evoking the ESSENCE of WABI SABI and SENSE of PLACE - a mix of solitude, serenity, strength and vulnerability; honesty, tenderness, subtlety and drama – traits of outer landscape (Nature) and internal landscape (Feeling states). The invisible qualities of Wabi Sabi are made present in the art work.

time! Julia has also been invited to exhibit in The Spirit of Art international art exhibitions series.The exhibition will be showcased in the Josephine Palace in Strasbourg, France, where the first wife of Emperor Napoleon lived in the early years of the 19th century. The Pavilion is situated near to Palais de Europe, Palais de Musique and Parliament European, and is still well preserved whilst maintaining the culture of that era, . This is a unique exhibition opportunity for an artist to exhibit at an exclusive venue and historic palace, in such a beautiful city. For your opportunity to see all Julia Carter’s latest works be sure to mark your diary, as she will be holding a Solo Exhibition in September at the Julia Carter Studio Gallery in Noosaville. The exhibition will celebrate Spring and the Joy of Life, from 19th September - 3rd October at the Julia Carter Studio Gallery, Gateway Drive Noosaville

JULIA CARTER New Paintings Joie de Vivre Exhibition Opening Saturday 19 Sep 4-6pm Open Mon-Sat 10.30-4pm from 21 Sep-3 Oct

Studio Gallery 6/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville info@juliacarterartist.com www.juliacarterartist.com Call 0414 638 096 for opening times NoosaStyleLiving



e u l B p e e The D With a devotion to the ocean, award-winning leading marine photographer JUSTIN BRUHN spends his time capturing some of the most incredible snapshots of the sea world Australia has seen. But behind the pretty images, there’s a message that Justin wants us all to take seriously, as Coco Seymour -Griffin finds out.

As I scroll through the online portfolio of Justin Bruhn’s underwater images, I am in awe of their beauty. A lover of all things ocean-inspired, Justin’s gallery sets my heart racing, and immediately I feel like throwing on my scuba gear and winging my way out to the deep blue.


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riginally from Adelaide, Justin was always attracted to working with marine life. Travelling the world in the late 90s working as a dive instructor, he soon found himself in Cairns teaching people to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, with his passion for underwater photography blossoming from there. “Working as a dive instructor, I used to borrow the Sea & Sea MX10 hire cameras whenever I had the opportunity, and I loved it. I adored getting up close and personal with the marine life.” Evolving gradually into a selftaught professional photographer, Justin began capturing images of divers and marine creatures at such iconic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef as the ‘Cod Hole’ and ‘Osprey Reef’, and soon realised his calling in life. “I became acutely aware of how endangered the marine life

was,” explains Justin. “As a result, I wanted to capture worthy images in order to expose this vulnerability, and to get the marine conservation message out there as much as possible. I knew I could give the general public (who might never put on a wetsuit and go diving) the opportunity to see how beautiful the underwater world was, and hopefully in doing so, inspire them to become part of the marine conservation solution. In this way, Pure Underwater Imaging was created.” And it didn’t take him long, with Justin basing himself on the Sunshine Coast and soon becoming an award-winning leader in his field, and the first photographer to ever be accepted into the David Hart Galleries. “This was a big break as it gave me more credibility in the industry,” says Justin. “It gave me a great amount of exposure just when I needed it.” Having now forged a partnership with the Australian Marine Conservation Society in addition, Justin is on a roll. But it’s not all been warm waters and sunny days. It’s a job that has also had its fair share of nerve-wracking moments. “As an underwater photographer, I have to be able to ‘read the play’, and be comfortable to get myself in a position to capture the optimum shot,” explains Justin. “This can mean

Manta Ray

A lover of all things ocean-inspired, Justin’s galler y sets my hear t racing

Humpback Whale

Justin Bruhn left & David Hart

fighting a strong current, or diving solo in order to have an image clear of other divers – but that’s all part of the job. The bronze whaler shark image in my gallery portfolio entitled ‘Determination’, for example, was actually a true deep-water close encounter with a predatory shark when I was diving in the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand.” Another time, Justin found himself swimming in the company of others, when he thought he was alone. “I was snorkelling at Lady Elliot Island looking for

the pure “capturing essence of our vulnerable marine life

photo opportunities, when I suddenly felt a presence in the water. When I turned, I saw the breathtaking sight of a mother humpback whale and her calf swimming along side of me. I swam with them for about 20 minutes before they moved back out to sea. It’s moments like this that make me feel very fortunate to do what I do.” So what for the future for Justin and his fight for the ocean? It’s clear he only means to shout his message louder as his voice gets bigger. “In years to come, I would like to be sharing my

knowledge and skills in underwater photography with marine conservation photography tours, while directing my own marine conservation project in Australia,” nods Justin. “I feel privileged to be able to align myself with such an important purpose. “Success to me is achieving the goals that I set for myself, no matter how big or small, and not giving up. I think if you are passionate about something and you spend enough time doing it, eventually you are going to get somewhere.”

Artworks on display at David Hart Galleries 30 Hastings St Noosa Heads 13 Mooloolaba Esplanade

www.pureunderwaterimaging.com Tel: 07 5641 1301 / info@pureunderwaterimaging.com





VIVID City Escape... Sydney We hadn't visited Sydney for some time. So with only two nights available to us we took the plunge, and booked our flights to savour the delights that Sydney always has on offer... Our own personal Amazing Race.


e had accidentally booked during the annual Vivid Festival, a time when some of the key buildings and landmarks in the city are transformed into a canvas of art, music and light shows. What a brilliant festival… Arriving on a early flight we dropped our bags at The Westin in Martin Place and walked to the city centre to our favourite shopping haunts... the heritage arcades, with their plethora of trendy little boutiques, jewellery shops, chocolate shops, art galleries and antique parlours all vying for space with quaint tea houses and quirky cafés. A quick lunch at The Vienna Café (an old habit) on the second floor of the Queen Victoria Building, and luscious take home box of treats from the Adriano Zumbo kiosk for later on. A quick look in The Art of Dr Seuss gallery then a dash down to the Queen Victoria Basement to check out the bargains. That evening we walked to Darling Harbour to watch the Vivid Festival dancing water and laser light show,

Hiramasa King Fish Tataki, pickled daikon, salt & pepper tofu, miso, black sesame & shiso

before continuing on the Star Casino to attend the 40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Show. What a fun night. Craig McLachlan definitely hasn't lost his appeal or wicked sense of humour. Next morning a Sydney Harbour EcoHopper Combo Pass, which included an attraction ticket option gave us 7 ferry stops that we could use at any time for the next 24 hours, as well as discounted entry to either Taronga Park Zoo or the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. A great buy. A pleasurable couple of hours 'on safari' visiting Taronga Park Zoo, checking out the Gorilla enclosure to see the new baby, watching the Elephants going about their business, the Orang Utans just hanging out, and Giraffes checking out the city skyline. A great place to visit for those of us who are animal lovers. Evening arrives and it’s time to tackle one of Sydney’s multitude of dining options, we decided on Sails on Lavender Bay to take advantage of their fantastic position on the water at McMahons Point, a short 8 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay and time to enjoy the sensational views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House magically light up for the Vivid Festival. Offering full water views over the bay through floor to ceiling glass walls, Sails on Lavender Bay is a stylish 'oasis' of dining pleasures, with a staff who are quick to assist whilst keeping a discreet distance, making conversation easy for diners wishing a little romance in their evening. Head chef Nathan Darling has great credentials, having worked with Rick Stein at Bannisters previously. He has designed a menu for Sails that showcases high-end produce in the best possible fashion. His technique is impeccable Some of the stars of our evening were the 'evening special' entree of Grilled Prawns with saffron butter; the Barramundi with pine nut, caper and currant salsa; also loved the side dish of Cauliflower 'mac and cheese'; the flaming Vanilla Creme Brulée with banana and parsley ice cream, peanut and popcorn praline was a showstopper! The menu is admirably supported by an extensive wine list, many available by the glass. By the time we were ready to leave, the evening ferry ride had become a little chilly - but the fabulous dining and adventure of it all was well worth the minimal hardship. Making our way back to Circular Quay we were again mesmerised as the city, Opera House, Art Gallery and Customs House were once again transformed by projected moving artworks. A great finale to the spectacular evening. Our Picks: Sydney Harbour EcoHopper Pass $55.00 at kiosk Circular Quay. Rocky Horror Show www.rockyhorror.com.au Sails on Lavender Bay www.sailslavenderbay.com

ARIA - Brisbane With sweeping views of the bustling Brisbane River and iconic Story Bridge, Aria is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Eagle Street Pier dining precinct.


Head chef Nathan Darling



ow into its sixth year of tantalising local and visiting diners, Aria sits high in Brisbane dining scene by offering a quintessential dining experience. The stylish restaurant seats 150 comfortably in a bi-level format, with no table being too close to another, so that intimacy is ensured for conversations.

An adjacent private dining room seats 40, which is perfect for those seeking the perfect corporate or private celebration location. Although celebrity chef Matt Moran oversees the restaurant, it is executive chef Ben Russell who creates the magic in the kitchen on a daily basis, with a menu that offers diners the freshest of local produce available each season, and where innovative cuisine is the order of the day. Each season the menu is changed to reflect what produce is at its optimum, with dishes created to showcase what local boutique producers have on offer. A special Winter Lunch Offer is available daily and includes two courses (an entrée and main) with two complementing wines (one per course) to accompany for $59. With the option to include an array of sides (at extra cost) and of course, who can resist dessert in Winter? This is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a fussfree luncheon whilst taking in the river views. The menu on the day we visited offered diners an entrée of Mooloolaba Albacore Tuna Tartare with green peas, anchovy and egg matched with a 2014 Symphony Hill Pinot Gris from the Granite Belt, and a main of Beef Cheeks slow-cooked and served with soft polenta and parmesan, accompanied by a 2012 Symphony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. My partner was delighted with both the dishes and the Queensland wine matches. I decided to delve into the al a carte menu which offered one course for $38/two courses for $58/ three courses for $72. After eliciting menu suggestions from Neville our waitperson, I chose the Blue Swimmer Crab with silken tofu and puffed rice, which Head sommelier Ian Trinkle paired with a glass of 2013 Dr Mayer Remstal Riesling; then chose the Flathead which was steamed and served with diamond clams, green olives and lemon, which was ably matched by a glass of L'esprit del Horizon Blanc. With sides of Witlof and pear salad with candied pecans and blue cheese, and a metal bowl of Hand-cut chips, our luncheon became a feast. For dessert we chose to share a lighter than air… luscious Banana and Chocolate Soufflé with banana custard and a glass of Campbells Muscat. What a way to end a splendid meal. The wine list boasts more than 400 local and imported wines featuring iconic Australian labels including some Queensland wines, as well as a fine selection of French, Italian and new world wines, and a good selection of boutique beers and liqueurs. Aria is definitely here for the longterm. Open for lunch Mon-Fri noon - 2.30pm Dinner Sun - Fri 5.30pm - 10.00pm Sat 5.00pm - 10.00pm Bookings recommended Ph: (07) 3233 2555 ARIA Restaurant Eagle Street Pier 1 Eagle Street Brisbane www.ariarestaurant.com

Words & photos Kaylene & Tom Murray

Executive Chef Ben Russell

BRISBANE set to go food crazy during Good Food Month... Brisbane Times Good Food Month has released an impressive 2015 program, with more than 200 delicious events for food lovers that will take place from 9th July to 9th August.

Head sommelier Ian Trinkle

It's time to take a break in the big city, where food lovers will be rubbing shoulders with Australia’s culinary greats, like Ben Shewry from Melbourne’s three-hatted Attica; James Viles from the doublehatted Biota Dining in Bowral, NSW and Mark Best from Sydney’s prestigious Marque. Honing in on Queensland’s assets, with this year’s Hats Off Dinner program, it's your opportunity to visit some of our best cafés and restaurants. Time to try something and somewhere new - time to taste what S. E. Queensland has to offer. From The Ultimate High Tea to Pop-ups and Precinct Parties; World Safari Dinners to Cider & Slider... this year’s program will suit families, workers, night owls and everyone in between. Night Noodle Market fans will be delighted to hear that this year the outdoor extravaganza at Cultural Forecourt, South Bank has been extended to 12 nights from 22nd July to 2nd August, making it more consumer friendly. The extended hours include weekend yum cha opening hours from 12pm Saturday and Sunday, and offerings from 30 different stalls. Night Noodle Markets will also be cashless, with all drinks and food purchases available by using credit, or debit card. For food lovers keen to sharpen their writing skills, Brisbane’s Good Food Month presents Food Writing 101 with academic Dr Roger Haden from Le Cordon Bleu and food writer Barbara Sweeney. The learning continues with Taste & Talk led by food and drink experts, and Instant Expert sessions with the State’s best chefs and food artisans. The restaurant program with new categories will run throughout the whole month with both regional and metropolitan venues at the heart of this gastronomic event. For all the information on Good Food Month and to sign up to Foodie News, visit www.goodfoodmonth.com Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @goodfoodmonth and join the conversation using #goodfoodmonth. www.visitbrisbane.com.au NoosaStyleLiving




The rewards of effort - The top of Dune 45 Namibia


african adventure

A little relaxation - Ellie & Al at N-a'an ku se Lodge

Giving "Samira" a brush



must See


SABAH. Nature at its very best… Recently voted as one of the world best place to see the sunset, Sabah is described by locals as the place ‘where it’s Summer the whole year’.


nature lover’s paradise, where the rain forests are three times older than the Amazon. Its also home to Orang Utans, rare Bornean Pygmy Elephants and Proboscis Monkeys, all of which can only be found in their natural habitat in Borneo. 2014 also saw the opening of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sandakan, where visitors have an unparalleled opportunity to observe the smallest bear in the world at close quarters, as well as visit the

Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary next door, with its baby Orang-Utan nursery. Avid divers can’t get enough of Sabah either, with the variety of endless, beautiful diving spots such as Mabul, Mataking, Layang-Layang and, of course, the worldrenowned Sipadan Island that the late Jacque Cousteau described as “an untouched piece of art” – and a site rated by many dive journals as one of the top destinations for diving in the world. Of course, Sabah is also home to the sacred Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s first UNESCO Heritage site, and one of South East Asia tallest mountains, standing at 4,095 metres. Marathon runners have the option of participating in the annual Borneo International Marathon at the base of the mountain, or the more challenging event – the Climbathon! Adrenalin junkies can also try their luck on the world’s longest island-to-island zip-line – the Coral Flyer, at Tunku Abdul Rahman

Marine Park. During 2015 MyFEST, Sabah is set to celebrate more than 100 events across the year. One of the biggest celebrations is the Tadau Ka’amatan or Harvest Festival in May, and other celebrations including the Regatta Lepa in April, the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival in June and the Sabah International Folklore Festival in August ensure that visitors to Sabah can join in festival celebrations every single month of the year. For information about Sabah and tours of Malaysia, please contact: Tourism Malaysia Telephone: +612 9286 3055, Fax: +612 9283 8311, Email: malaysia@malaysiatourism.com.au or visit http://www.tourismmalaysia.com.au







Live Theatre


BRAVO! I MUSICI – an Italian Odyssey


ueensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has secured an exclusive performance from one of the world’s most renowned chamber orchestras, Italy’s I Musici. Presented as part of the Centre’s 30th Anniversary program and in association with Queensland Music Festival (QMF), I Musici will deliver one Australian exclusive performance on Saturday 18 July 2015 in the QPAC Concert Hall. In 2013, I Musici received The BrandLaureate Premier Award from the Asia Pacific Brand Foundation, naming it the world’s leading Italian chamber orchestra. This oldest continuously active chamber group in Italy is famed in the world of music as both remarkable and rare. I Musici’s first performance in Rome in 1952, broke all the rules, playing baroque concerti with a tight knit ensemble of just twelve players and no conductor. A year later, their historic first recording of

A Musical Heart One of Australia's emerging leading ladies and star of stage, Patrice Tipoki, is thrilled with the release of her debut album A Musical Heart, celebrating Patrice's journey across a broad range of musical genres. This highly anticipated album features songs from many of the hit musicals Patrice has appeared in since making her musical debut at the age of seven, in The King & I, following her impressive career all the way through to her current starring role in the acclaimed new production of Les Misérables.



The album contains a collection of popular musical theatre tunes including favourites from Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Westside Story, We Will Rock You and Songs for a New World to name but a few. A Musical Heart also features guest vocalist, Simon Gleeson, Patrice's Les Misérables co-star, who joins her for a beautiful rendition of The Righteous Brothers classic - Unchained Melody. And, internationally acclaimed singer Alex Boyé also duets with her on The Lion King's - Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Available now: on iTunes and distributed through The Planet Company.

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons introduced Italian 18th century music to the world. They have become one of the most respected chamber ensembles in existence today, being the first to record this masterpiece, and notably the first group to record classical music on CD for Philips; since selling over 25 million copies in various editions. They also have the distinction of having recorded, in the 1970s, the very first classical music video. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said, “Bringing the world’s best in performance provides a unique opportunity for those who will work alongside them to learn and it attracts new audiences to our theatres. “This is an opportunity for all Australians to travel to Brisbane to witness art they would otherwise need to travel to Italy for and our audiences have recently shown they won’t miss a performance of this calibre right on their own doorstep,” Mr Kotzas said. As graduates of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the ensemble has brought Rome’s name and Italian music to five continents. The last time they were in Australia was for their 60th anniversary tour in February 2012. They also performed at QPAC in 1985, the Centre’s opening year. This time, in QPAC’s 30th year, they return but only to Brisbane and only for one concert playing an all Italian program including works by Verdi and Rossini as well as Vivaldi’s masterwork The Four Seasons. Uniquely the ensemble also plays some of the world’s oldest musical instruments, dating back as far as 1574. This precious luggage is expected to have exclusive seats reserved on-board, I Musici Event Partner, Singapore Airlines for the journey to Brisbane. Tickets are expected to sell fast. On sale NOW at qpac.com.au or phone 136 246. WHEN: 7.30pm Saturday, 18 July 2015 WHERE: Concert Hall, QPAC, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane


In mid 1995, two young Brisbane men joined forces to create Australia's biggest and most successful music duo - Savage Garden, breaking records and winning awards and acclaim worldwide.

Les Misérables


SHE (1994 Demo) can be streamed fromhttp://SavageGarden.lnk.to/She.

confirmed for Brisbane this November... Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.


laying the iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star Simon Gleeson. NIDA-trained Hayden Tee plays Valjean’s lifelong antagonist Javert, while starring as Fantine is Patrice Tipoki. Playing Madame Thénardier is Lara Mulcahy and joining her in the role of Monsieur Thénardier is Australian theatre and cabaret favourite, Trevor Ashley. Recent WAAPA graduates Kerrie Anne Greenland and Emily Langridge play Eponine and Cosette

The Hills are Alive… It may be a way off now - but the tickets are already on sale for the much-anticipated 2015/16 Australian tour of The Sound of Music. he Sound of Music is regarded as an iconic musical and one of the best-loved by audiences around the globe. Inspired by the lives of the real von Trapp family and the uplifting story of Maria the naive governess who introduced the


respectively. Chris Durling takes on the role of the passionate student leader of the revolution, Enjolras and Euan Doidge plays Marius the love struck revolutionary. . The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”,“One Day More”,“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master of the House” and many more. This new version of Les Misérables is not to be missed. You might think you know the show - but you’ve never seen it like this! Venue: QPAC from 10th November Tickets on sale now at qpac.com.au or Ph: 136246

perfectly well- behaved seven children of the widowed Captain von Trapp. This lavish London Palladium production of The Sound of Music will bring Brisbane audiences all the splendour of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical and all the songs that resound with our hearts. The Australian production will be led by Amy Lehpamer (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Once, The Rocky Horror Show) as Maria Rainer and Cameron Daddo (Legally Blonde, Big River) as Captain Georg von Trapp, starring alongside Marina Prior (Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden) as Baroness Schraeder, Jacqueline Dark (Opera Australia's Aida, Don Giovanni) as Mother Abbess, Lorraine Bayly (Calendar Girls) as Frau Schmidt and David James (AvenueQ) as Max Detweiler. Liesl will be played by Stefanie Jones (Once) and roy by newcomer Du Toit Bredenkamp. It's time to get the diary out and make your booking now. Venue: Lyric Theatre QPAC Season: from 11 March 2016 Bookings: soundofmusictour.com.au or phone 136 246/groups 3840 7466

Live Theatre

rom the early days of writing songs in their suburban bedrooms, which went on to become global anthems; to their concurring of the American music market, Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes held a world audience in their talented hands. Although both have now parted ways, with Daniel retreating from the spotlight and Darren continuing as a successful solo artist, both men have declined lucrative offers to reform Savage Garden, preferring instead to let their songs be their legacy. To celebrate this 20 year milestone, Universal Music Australia has launched their catalogue of recordings, and the rediscovered early demo, She. Savage Garden: The Singles…features all the band's singles and includes a bonus DVD of Australian and international videos. Savage Garden: The Singles | Savage Garden – Expanded Edition | Affirmation – Expanded Edition are available for pre-order: http://SavageGarden.lnk.to/music




Louise King

Face to Face

Sunshine Coast musician, Louise King invited to represent Australian Teaching Artists in New York...




local Sunshine Coast musician is set to storm New York with her BIG ideas on music in small communities.

Louise King, a professional musician and teaching artist, who lives in the quiet hinterland village of Eudlo on the Sunshine Coast, has just been awarded a place to attend an intensive teaching artistry seminar in New York in July. This highly competitive seminar is designed to bring together well-established artists in many disciplines from across the globe for further training and networking at the prestigious New York's Lincoln Centre of Education. Louise is a professional classical musician with over twenty-five years international experience is leading the way in putting together a new future for classical music. Concerned about the decrease in audience attendance at Australian classical music performances and the increasing age of the audience, Louise is developing new ways to capture and reach new audiences, and searching for collaborations and partnerships in her community that allows the transformative power of music to speak to as many people as possible.

“I am really excited to meet other teaching artists from around the world who have a passion for arts experiences, education and audience development,” says Louise. “I am thrilled to have been selected from a global pool of applicants and to get the opportunity to go to New York to see how America is dealing with lack of government funding in the public arts and education sectors. This is a chance in a lifetime. I want to find out how independent artists and small art organisations are collaborating to create artistic projects with social change at the core of their practice.” Louise continues, “I advocate every day for the importance of arts education through my performance and teaching

practice, and it is so exciting to guide learners, listeners or non-arts partners in creating enriching art education experiences that are deep in learning and personal meaning.” When asked why are the arts is important to the wider community, Louise states,“I believe that through exploring art works we develop reflection, creativity and enhance the connection between art and life. I actively engage learners and invite in new audiences by opening up the artistic experience. This allows the development of personal aesthetics and the creative processes for learning. I am delighted to have been awarded a Quick Response Regional Arts Fund grant to contribute to funding my trip to New York."

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GOLD AND SILVER JEWELLERY We buy unwanted jewellery of any age. Rings, chains, brooches, bracelets, cameos, genuine pearls, and earrings. We will consider any piece of jewellery, regardless of condition,age or value. If you have a valuation to complement your piece, despite its age, please have it to hand. We especially seek heavy gold chains in any condition. If you want top prices for your jewellery and recognition of your jewellery as something more than just scrap gold, sell your gold to us! We buy both scrap and good jewellery. We recraft these items and they are resold by us as Antique and Estate Jewellery. As we make most of our living when we sell the final item, we can offer far better prices than others.

STAMPS We are specialists in Aust, NZ, PNG and all Commonwealth Mint. Always seeking large quantities of unused stamps, either in sheets, booklets, or loose. Any number, any condition. COSTUME JEWELLERY Mainly from the 1970’s backwards. We have a demand for all qualities of costume jewellery. Please don’t hesitate to show us yours. COINS Mint & Proof year sets from the Royal Australian Mint & Proof coins. We are constantly seeking these sets. No quantity is too much or too little. SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Chronometers, Barometers, Compasses, Stanley Planes, Theodolites, Microscopes, Sextants.

WE NEVER SCRAP ANYTHING. WE RECYCLE EVERYTHING. So, who are we? Richard and Frances MacDonald are Antique and Estate Jewellers. We visit major shopping centres in SE Queensland, where you may have seen us from time to time selling our Antique and Estate Jewellery, coins, banknotes & militaria.

We are mobile, and appear at Shopping Centres and Antique fairs all around the Great South East. We also can arrange private viewings with notice.


Act now and ring Richard on 0411 413 393 macds@bigpond.net.au 100 points of ID required

SINCE 1997

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