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s it my imagination or are we the only family in Melbourne not taking off for somewhere exotic and or tropical? My kids assure me that EVERYONE they know spent these school holidays in Noosa or Hawaii. I assure them it’s not true, but I must admit it seems like an awful lot of people are escaping Melbourne’s winter this year. For those of us left behind, we’ve planned something special this week – an edition devoted the delectable idea of escape. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, dreaming of a big overseas trip or simply fantasising about all the places you could go if only you had the time and the money, I hope you’ll find something inside to inspire. From Bali’s latest culinary hotspots – driven by Melbourne’s top restaurateurs, to when and where to go for Australia’s best food and entertainment, and making the most of the city’s favourite ski resort, it’s the ideal antidote for the vacationally challenged. Enjoy! ●
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MELBOURNE CHEFS ARE LEADING BALI’S culinary revolution, WRITES PETER WILMOTH
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t’s Saturday night in Seminyak and the tribes of visitors to Bali are facing the biggest decision of the day: which of the many brilliant restaurants to eat in. At Movida Bali, Frank Camorra’s newest version of his growing Spanish restaurant empire, diners are settling into their tiger prawns cooked in cider and Lombok soft-shell crab while George Benson’s Give Me the Night plays on the turntable. It’s moody, it’s elegant, it’s a slice of Melbourne on the beach (behind Potato Head Beach Club and part of a new hotel called Katamama). And, as a key element in Bali’s gastronomic transformation, it’s so hot right now. Next night the crowd in Geoff Lindsay’s year-old Saigon Street, an eatery putting a new spin on traditional Vietnamese dishes, is rocking to the tunes from the ’70s over crab dressed with coconut, chilli and lime and san choi bao of wok-fried squid. On one of Seminyak’s busiest streets, the food is amazing and the vibe is electric – barmen shaking cocktails, waitstaff bringing shared plates of coconut roast lobster roll with rambutan and Thai basil, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet pumping out. Thing is, unless you’ve recently been to Bali and checked out the island’s thriving food scene then BTO were right: you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Bali was once all about sand, surf, motorbikes and massages. Eating was a nasi goreng, a toastie and maybe a smoothie. Now, though, the island is a white-hot food destination, and it’s Australians who are creating the new normal, opening an eclectic range of show-stopping favourites across Seminyak and Petitenget and nearby Canggu and inland in the hilltop town of Ubud. “Within Seminyak there’s an amazing food scene that is only growing,” Frank says. “Bali’s not just a place where people go and have a holiday. Any holiday for me is all about eating. When people go away they want to be able to access really amazing food.” “They’ve made a huge difference,” says Bali food pioneer Janet DeNeefe of the Australian chefs and restaurateurs. “Australians have always had that rapport with Balinese, our temperament is a bit similar. Serious joke lovers. It’s very exciting to work in a place like that, it’s a highly charged creative atmosphere.” Thirty years ago possibly the most exotic food for westerners in Bali was found at local Kuta legend Made’s – rijsttafel, a culinary throwback from Indonesia’s former life as a Dutch colony. You could not find a decent coffee, let alone a glass of wine. Now, southern Bali is an eating mecca with a brilliant array of food for all moods, from fine dining (Sarong, run by pioneering ex-Sydneysider Will Meyrick), the French-flavoured Petitenget (run by Melburnian Sean Cosgrove), Movida Bali, Saigon Street (Geoff Lindsay of Pearl and Dandelion fame bringing his love of Vietnamese food to the island) and casual tapas-style dining and seven-nights-a-week party time at the riotous Motel Mexicola (run by Sydneysider Adrian Reed). And of course there’s Casa Luna, the breezy favourite of Ubud, opened in 1992 by ex-Melburnian Janet DeNeefe, who has watched the food scene in Ubud and Seminyak as it transformed. “Once upon a time you’d go to Bali and you’d get Bali belly, which meant you got really sick,” Janet says. “Now you get Bali belly because you’ve put on about six kilos from eating too much.” 6 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ JULY 6, 2016
Janet credits the French-American Chris Salans from the Ubud restaurant Mozaic as one of the pioneers in taking Balinese food into a fine-dining environment and introducing westerners to exotic Balinese food. “Suddenly it was white tablecloths, table service and you’re eating jackfruit.” Janet has overseen remarkable change since settling in Bali in 1984. She remembers her early trips to Bali even further back, in the 1970s. “We ate a mild version of gado gado but it was like, ‘Oh my God what is this?’,” she says. “It was that concept of peanut butter with salad – whoever thought of that? So suddenly your concept of food was immediately challenged. In Australia it was still very much meat and three veg.” In 1987 she opened her first restaurant, Lilies, in Ubud, experimenting with Balinese dishes with a slight
fusion element. “Back then nobody was that interested in Balinese food,” she says. “What the Australians brought to Bali was jaffles and smoothies.”
ighteen years later the game changed, when Will Meyrick opened Sarong in Seminyak in 2005. Sarong was – and is – a revelation, an ornate, sumptuous and evocative fine diner that’s usually booked out for weeks. In 2013 Will followed up this success with the more casual Mama San, where a packed house each night relaxes on chesterfield lounges and ottomans under ornate chandeliers and enjoys the restaurant’s raffish air. Says Frank Camorra: “Will Meyrick really pretty much broke the ground in Bali for the amazing-quality casualservice-style of eating.”
PICTURE \ MICHAEL RAYNER diner Dandelion in Elwood in 2011, is consulting chef for one of Seminyak’s newest hot spots, Saigon Street. The “bustling, boisterous temple devoted to the street food of Vietnam” celebrated its first birthday in June. Geoff, with his wife Jane, had been coming to Bali for years and wanted to spend more time there. His presence adds significant credibility to the Seminyak scene. “Seminyak is seriously one of the best dining precincts in the world,” he says. “For the size and population, it’s incredible. It’s busy every night and madness in the high seasons. Great food, drinks and some over-the-top fit-outs.”
“THE MEXICAN FOOD IN UBUD IS BETTER THAN I’VE EVER HAD IN MELBOURNE” – JANET DENEEFE
It’s not just the food that is taken seriously but also the aesthetic. “When you go to restaurants in Bali – or anywhere in Indonesia, really – there’s a quality to the fit-out which is pretty hard to obtain here [in Australia], the attention to detail,” Frank says. “I guess it’s the economics. For Movida we gave [the hotel owners] a bit of a scheme and a style of what Movida is about – big long bar and those elements – but they really nailed it with the aesthetic they wanted to create.” So why have the Australians remade the food experience in Bali? “We do hospitality incredibly well,” Frank says. “There’s a growing Indonesian middle-class and Australia has had years of being able to create a dining scene that works really well. We do the good-quality, professional service but in a more relaxed way of eating and that really suits being on holidays.”
Janet is excited about the growing food scene. “It’s great that people are coming to Bali to eat,” she says. “It’s got some of the world’s best food. There are so many great options. The Mexican food in Ubud is better than I’ve ever had in Melbourne. Taco Casa has, I swear, the best Mexican food I’ve ever had.” She also mentions Ibu Oka, a place “famous in Ubud for slow-roasted suckling pigs, and it’s drop-dead, to die for.” Janet’s own Casa Luna, she says, is “an eclectic menu of everything I love to eat … it’s Balinese food, but also salads, vegan dishes, tempeh, bread, cakes. Everything I do is about the home, Casa – it’s a home. It’s very casual, very comfortable, cosy and very Balinese.” Melburnian Geoff Lindsay, who made his name at Stephanie’s, Blakes and Stella before opening Pearl in Richmond in 2000 (he sold it in 2010) and Vietnamese
Gourmet life: Janet DeNeefe, Sean Cosgrove, Frank Camorra and Geoff Lindsay.
ast month Geoff opened Salumeria, a deli-restaurant/gourmet grocer/Campari bar in nearby Canggu. I ask him why so many Australians chefs/ restaurateurs have come to Bali in recent years. “Australia has always been a go-to place for restaurateurs looking for creative and flexible chefs,” he says. “If you go to London, Paris or New York you see Aussie chefs everywhere. Bali is no different. “The increase in Australian operators in Bali obviously has a lot to do with the lack of restriction and compliance that can frustrate or compromise businesses in Australia. The low labour costs certainly helps businesses like restaurants, which are notoriously labour-intensive.” Melburnian Sean Cosgrove, former owner of the Mooks clothing range, opened Petitenget in 2012, a stylish French-style bistro named after the hip area in which it’s located. In its famed corner location in Seminyak, just a couple of minutes from the beach and around the corner from the legendary La Lucciola, Petitenget has the vibe of a shady French bistro with an outdoor terrace – Gallic style at a Bali pace. Tonight raw Atlantic salmon is starting on the menu but as an all-day diner, travellers drop in for long morning coffee sessions with the papers or Bloody Marys in the afternoon while watching the crowds head to the beach or on to the madness of the packed Seminyak shopping strips. Sean also has Old Man’s, a cool “surf club meets beach bar”, right on Batu Bolong beach in Canggu. It’s a big hit with an increasingly large surf-loving and international backpacker crowd who want a quieter, slightly more chilled-out environment than Seminyak. “The market out there is way beyond anything we ever imagined,” Sean says. Seminyak’s growth has been huge in the past decade as visitors increasingly spurn the chaos of Kuta for its more sophisticated neighbour. Once the much quieter outlying neighbour of Legian, Seminyak (and the adjoining Petitenget) are now restaurant and cafe hubs. “Not like when I arrived and Petitenget was just an outpost,” Sean says. “The push is definitely to Canggu [a half hour’s drive from Seminyak] and further north.” And the Aussie invasion continues. Former Melburnian, now Sydneysider, Maurice Terzini in 1988 launched a revolution in cafe styles with Chapel Street’s Caffe e Cucina before moving to Sydney to open the iconic Icebergs. Later this year Maurice will open a casual Italian restaurant called Da Maria in Petitenget. It’s good news for everyone, from visitors to restaurateurs. “When you have a movement of success in that industry, everybody benefits,” Janet says. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here’s what you need to know during the level crossing removal works. Upcoming changes to the Belgrave/Lilydale line. Between 2 - 10 July 2016, we will continue work to remove four level crossings along the Belgrave/Lilydale line, which will affect the way you travel. Buses will replace trains and there will be changes to traffic conditions with detours in place. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way. Weekdays: Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July Customers travelling to or from stations between Lilydale and Ringwood East, or travelling to or from stations between Belgrave and Heathmont Limited express buses will replace trains to and from Box Hill Station. Stopping all stations buses will operate between Belgrave/Lilydale and Box Hill stations. Customers travelling to or from stations between Ringwood and Nunawading Buses will replace trains to and from Blackburn Station. This will help ease congestion at Box Hill Station. Weekends: Saturday 2 and 9 July and Sunday 3 and 10 July Customers travelling to or from all stations between Belgrave/Lilydale and Box Hill Buses will replace all trains between Belgrave/Lilydale and Box Hill stations. Change at Ringwood for Belgrave and Lilydale lines. Normal train services will resume Monday 11 July.
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It’s been nine years since Rodney Dunn, former food editor of Gourmet Traveller and one-time apprentice to acclaimed Sydney chef Tetsuya Wakuda, packed up his ritzy Sydney life and moved to a former schoolhouse in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. In that time, he’s managed to transform the space into a hands-on, farm-based cooking school with his own bevy of pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, geese and bees across five acres of organic farmland. Places book out months in advance, but you can also organise private classes for groups of eight or more. Teamed with dinner at Hobart’s acclaimed Franklin restaurant and a visit to Bruny Island for cheese bingeing, this is a unique option for a weekend away with friends. ● » theagrariankitchen.com
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If you haven’t spent a weekend away at Lake House in Daylesford, I insist you drop everything and book! Even though the best time, as far as I’m concerned, is autumn, when the trees turn all shades of yellow, red and orange, there’s something to be said for the fluttering springtime buds. Their accommodation continues to win international luxury awards (and plays host to just about every celeb and foreign dignitary while they’re in town), but it’s the food from chef Alla Wolf-Tasker and team that continues to lure me back. Settle in for a tasting menu, matched to their award-winning wine list, go a la carte (“Alla Carte”, really) or just order a burger through room-service and draw yourself a spa.
Imagine a former Vue De Monde chef, crossed with a six-foot bushranger called “Captain Ironbark”, and you’re on your way to discovering Australia’s answer to Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall: Paul West. River Cottage Australia is not only an awesome addition to the cable cooking menu, it’s also PAUL WE ST a sensational travel destination for foodie types. West and his team offer cooking classes (with an 800-strong » marblehillcherries.com waiting-list) at the farm where RCA is filmed, Sumptuous sydney overlooking a picture-perfect landscape of Tilba on the South Coast of NSW – Muscovy I feel slightly sacrilegious with this suggestion, ducks and all. Stop over in Pambula on your but Sydney’s food scene is so hot right now! way there for briny rock oysters, fresh from Stay at The Old Clare Hotel so that you can the lake, shucked while you wait, served with roll home from dinner at uber-cool Silvereye cracked pepper and lemon. Heaven! one night, uber-uber-cool Automata the next, then roll on up to breakfast at Kensington » lifestylefood.com.au/tv/river-cottageSt Social. While you’re in town, grab some australia alphabet soup at Acme, rustic fare from Mike Adelaide Hills McEnearney’s No.1 Bent St, and pay Somer Sivrioglu a visit at Anason at Barangaroo for When it comes to eating your way through modern Turkish. Check out Carriageworks South Australia, head for the hills! Visit the Farmers’ Market for breakfast dumplings quirky town of Hahndorf for a stroll through from Billy Kwong and cap it off with a slice of its main strip, a cheeseboard from “Udder chiffon cake for dessert from Flour & Stone. ● email@example.com Delights” (couldn’t have named it better (SUPPLIED)
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myself!) and lunch at Seasonal Garden Cafe – a gem of a place. Chef Silvia Hart puts her heart and soul into every dish, with home-style roasts, salads and stews made using fresh fruit and veg from her garden and meat from local suppliers. Visit in December to take advantage of the U-Pick at Marble Hill Cherries, complete with a “jam making” class from grower Helen. Cherry exciting!
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Foragers Margaret River might be the place for foodies in WA come summer, but in winter it’s the Southern Forests region that makes it worth the trek. Start in Manjimup with a truffle hunt at The Truffle & Wine Co, where the ground is so abundant with knobbly nuggets of black gold that it’s more like trying to avoid stepping on one than “hunting”. Stay at Foragers in Pemberton and be inspired by cooking classes from chef Sophie Zalokar, an alumna of Maggie Beer’s The Pheasant Farm. She welcomes guests with the most legit of breakfast hampers and hosts weekly seasonal dinners using produce from the area that make you want to stick around. ●
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GETTING THERE Coffs Harbour is 540kilometres north of Sydney on the New South Wales coast
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rystalline waters, scrumptious seafood, giant fruit and activities for the adventurous await in Coffs Harbour. The northern New South Wales coastal town is home to an expansive resort, a marine park and The Big Banana, and it’s now even easier to get there thanks to new direct flights from Melbourne. We join the inaugural flight from Melbourne to Coffs on Tiger Airways. It coincides with the opening of the new Tiger terminal at Melbourne Airport. Fire hoses welcome the plane as it lands in Coffs, onto a tarmac full of media and council officials. Our hosts from Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort whisk our bags away to the hotel and take us on a short tour of the town. The water is a kaleidoscope of navy, sapphire and aquamarine encased by a peninsula on one side and long docks leading to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve on the other. It’s a breathtaking view. About three kilometres north of the harbour sits our majestic hotel. Driving into its immaculate grounds, we’re shown the way
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down to the beach and walking trails and then dropped at our rooms. Blessed are the cheesemakers. That’s the sign that greets us the next day when we arrive at Lyndall Dykes’ property, which boasts more picturesque views, this time inland to the countryside. She’s going to teach us how to make feta, and she explains the process of making other dairy products such as quark (cream cheese), yoghurt and ricotta. It’s much easier than you’d think. You just need to ensure you have the right cultures and moulds. It’s almost more like science than cookery. While waiting for our feta to form curds, we enjoy a fabulous lunch made with fresh produce from Lyndall’s property. No visit to Coffs would be complete without a photo with The Big Banana. We snap selfies and Instagram them while taking in one last glimpse of those pretty, pretty views. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG firstname.lastname@example.org Jemimah Clegg travelled as a guest of Tiger Airways and Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort.
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The expansive and stunning grounds of the Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort include three swimming pools, a nine-hole golf course, a day spa and a restaurant and bar. The resort was built in 1991, meaning the rooms are a little dated but they are stylishly furnished and very spacious. Mine included a full kitchen and separate lounge area. Their Tranquility day spa offers a number of treatments including massage, which I try. Afterwards we dine in the hotel’s Charlie’s Restaurant, where the food is inventive and delicious. ●
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Perfect for families, Time Out Adventures has a host of activities. We try the Segway ride, Splash Golf and laser clay shooting. I get on a Segway for the first time and feel a little wobbly. It’s all about where you place your body weight and how fast you go, and there’s a pogo-stick-like steering mechanism. When I get my balance, it’s so much fun. ●
This marine animal park will leave you feeling like a kid again. I meet a sea lion and get to wade about in the water with two of the park’s dolphins that are truly gorgeous up close and so intelligent. These sorts of parks can attract controversy, but the trainers here are committed to ensuring the health and happiness of the animals, and the park has a number of conservation and rehabilitation initiatives. ●
Unit 8/1 Marina Drive Coffs Harbour (02) 6651 6888 Beautifully styled antipasto platters, beef with root vegetables and generous helpings of some of the best seafood in the country greet us at Latitude 30 restaurant on the opposite side of the harbour, which seats nearly 300 people. The menu has a strong focus on seafood. Stunning views seem to be visible from just about everywhere in Coffs, and the inside of the restaurant is no exception – floor-to-ceiling windows show off the Pacific Ocean. ●
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Notel \ Melbourne It’s the most talked about trailer park in Melbourne. Six shiny Airstream caravans craned onto the roof of a laneway carpark and then fitted out with all the kit an urban-cool hunter could expect. When they open in July (fingers crossed), Notel’s chrome caravans will feature smartly dressed double beds, en suites with full showers, in-room tablets and complimentary minibars in a top location for uncovering Melbourne’s secret street life. » notelmelbourne.com.au
Salamanca Arthouse \ Hobart It’s not exactly new but Salamanca Arthouse is still off the radar for most Hobart visitors. Let’s fix that. This historic Battery Point cottage with views across Salamanca to the Derwent River was built as staff quarters for the Marine Board. These days, thanks to the good taste of artist-owner Genevieve de Couvreur, it’s a superbly comfortable city-edge sanctuary with two bedrooms, fab kitchen, artworks galore and a secret den lined with convict-cut sandstone and charcoal shag-pile. Salamanca markets are a few minutes’ walk; the city’s on your doorstep.
Como The Treasury \ Perth It’s not usually known for first-rate accommodation but late last year the Western Australian capital unveiled the country’s most stunning new hotel. Como The Treasury is an inspirational reimagining of three grand colonial piles that have, at various times in the past 140 years, housed the GPO, Treasury and the WA cabinet. This elegant urban resort, modelled on the “warmth and refinement” of a (super posh) Perth home, greets house guests with champagne and a sophisticated, adult approach to service. Diners and drinkers are spoiled for choice; the pick of the eight offerings on site are rooftop fine diner Wildflower and the deliciously louche Thai joint Long Chim in the basement. ●
Bannisters Pavilion \ NSW
Once-sleepy Mollymook Beach on the NSW south coast can’t help but keep in September. The gentrifying. The change light-filled rooms in fortunes began when its N feature textured floors beachfront motel morphed into O LI VI PA BA NN IS TE RS of spotted gum, snuggly a boutique hotel (Bannisters by Waverley blankets and the Sea) with a signature restaurant by custom furnishings. Many have British seafood guru Rick Stein. New sister views of the world’s tallest vertical garden property Bannisters Pavilion lacks the sea at neighbouring Central Park apartments. views but has a rooftop restaurant and pool Within the six-level hotel you’ll also find and 35 rooms – including two penthouses. ● a rooftop pool and bar, Jason Atherton’s » bannisters.com.au Kensington Street Social and two of Sydney’s most acclaimed new eateries, Silvereye and Automata.
The Old Clare \ Sydney The Old Clare is the latest outing by edgy Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng (196 Bishopsgate in London, Shanghai’s Waterhouse). His painstaking conversion of the landmark County Clare pub and a breweries building next door has produced an idiosyncratic, 62-room inner-city hotel that’s been a buzzing success since opening
Spicers Suites \ Brisbane
THE OLD CLARE
You might remember it as the old Blue hotel at Woolloomooloo, or perhaps the Taj. In its latest incarnation, Sydney’s most famous wharf hotel is Hong Kong owned and even hotter. The new owners have put technology first and design a close second, which means guests are likely to spend their stay uploading shots of Ovolo’s cool interiors – and exterior views of harbour and gardens – to Instagram. Book a table at one of the wharf-front restaurants for a very Sydney night of celeb-spotting. ● » ovolohotels.com
Spicers Balfour has been the hotel choice of discerning Brisbane visitors for years. Now Spicers has opened the neighbouring Balfour Suites, an art deco mansion of eight rooms that combine period styling with contemporary necessities such as wi-fi and Bose sound systems. There’s no restaurant on site but good food’s available around the corner in buzzing Brunswick Street or at the original hotel, just a few steps away, where the breakfast menu runs to chia-seed Bircher muesli and eggs with jamon.
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Melbourne’s finally about to get its own QT, the eclectic hotel chain that’s shaking things up in Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. The 188-room QT Melbourne will open in Russell Street in September with a rooftop bar, a restaurant conceived by Robert Marchetti and all the quirk of QT hotels. Art Series Hotels is about to debut in Brisbane with The Johnson, an 85-room inn at Spring Hill with a 50-metre pool and interiors courtesy of Australian artist Michael Johnson. When Crown Towers Perth comes on line in December, it will be the WA capital’s biggest hotel, with 500 rooms. Up north, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas has had a $40-million freshen-up courtesy of new Chinese owners. ● email@example.com » qthotelsandresorts.com » artserieshotels.com.au » crownhotels.com.au » sheratonportdouglas.com JULY 6, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 13
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Brisbane Festival Mirror mirror on the wall, where is the fairest of them all? In Brisbane, actually. French company Ballet Preljocaj is bringing its acclaimed retelling of Snow White to QPAC for an exclusive season. Featuring massive sets, Mahler’s symphonies and Jean Paul Gaultier costumes, this is a striking, rather kinky interpretation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale. It’s part of a special Snow White season at this year’s Brisbane Festival, which features screenings of the 1916 and 1937 films and a new rock musical. Other highlights include a slapstick reworking of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the spectacular La Verita, which should appeal to Cirque du Soleil fans.
Darwin Arts Festival If you’re looking to escape the winter blues, consider debunking to the top end for this three-week celebration of the arts. The full program has just been released, with highlights including a return to the stage by ex-pollie Peter Garrett. The former Midnight Oil frontman is back with a new album and a new band. His debut solo LP A Version of Now is said to combine Pete’s usual socially minded songwriting with a more personal, sentimental approach. Also featured are new works from Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Finucane & Smith. ●
» Brisbane, September 3-24, brisbanefestival.com.au
I’m probably getting too old and grumpy for music festivals, but Splendour is still an exception. Without fail, this three-day event has the coolest line-up of any festival in the country. Whether you like your music flavoured rock, pop or soul, you’ll find something to tantalise. Most of the big-name
Splendour In The Grass
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acts (Leon Bridges, the Cure, Flume) have announced side shows, but a handful are keeping themselves exclusive. If you want to catch the Strokes, the Avalanches or ethereal Icelandic elves Sigur Ros any time soon, you should pack up the Kombi and set off for North Byron. Resale tickets are now available. » North Byron Parklands, July 22-24, splendourinthegrass.com
WOMADelaide While many festivals pride themselves on being eclectic, few have as broad a reach as this world music and dance fest. Take this year’s program. After folk? John Grant. Rock? Marlon Williams. Pop? Sarah Blasko. Needing to chill out? St Germain. Add a series of world-shaping talks and astonishing performances from Angelique Kidjo, Ibeyi and the Gyuto Monks of Tibet and you have a four-day festival like no other. The crowd tends to be just as diverse, from teenagers to retired hippies. There’s been nary a whisper as to who’ll be taking to the stage next year, but early bird tickets are already on sale. » Adelaide, March 10-13, early bird tickets $179-$328, womadelaide.com.au
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the Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli. Up-and-coming Australian performer Anna O’Byrne will play Eliza, with veteran British performer Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins.
Like we need a reason to look forward to spring. Featuring one million bulbs FLO RIA DE and blooms, this annual flower festival might be a hayfever sufferer’s worst nightmare, but it attracts crowds of around 400,000. While the focus is on the sun’s long-awaited return, the program’s centrepiece is the NightFest – five nights of nocturnal entertainment, markets, food and wine workshops and spectacular lighting shows in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park. This year also sees the return of the festival’s Comedy Cave, featuring comedians such as Hannah Gadsby and Celia Pacquola.
» Sydney Opera House, from August 30, $49-$289, myfairladymusical.com.au
My Fair Lady
DarkMOFO has come and gone, but its brighter counterpart is warming up. Undeniably one of the edgier festivals, Hobart’s summer carnival packs a lot of art into its three days. DarkMOFO featured 200 artists and a stunning array of theatre, music, poetry, dance and installations from home and abroad. Impressive considering everything is squeezed on to a tiny peninsula on the Derwent. The action takes place in the museum, on the lawns and at a few other secret and not-so-secret places. Getting there was half the fun as the ferry terminal was transformed into a music venue. ● firstname.lastname@example.org » Hobart, MONA, January 2017, mofo.net.au
Perth International Arts Festival Details for next year’s Perth festival are still under wraps, but there really isn’t a better time to visit Australia’s most isolated capital. The weather is almost perfect, the beaches idyllic and, for a whole three weeks, the city becomes a hotbed of cultural excellence. This year saw appearances from artists as diverse as Jose James, Leftfield, Wynton Marsalis, Belvoir Street Theatre and Jonathan Franzen. Star acts aside, the best thing about the Perth Arts Fest is that it runs at the same time as the Perth International Film and Perth Writers Festivals. It’s a saturation of art! I have no idea what happens in Perth during the other 49 weeks. ● (SUPPLIED)
» Canberra, Commonwealth Park, September 17 – October 16, floriadeaustralia.com
It’s been 60 years since Julie Andrews first trod the boards as Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn famously played the role in the 1966 film). To celebrate, Julie will be directing this special new production, exclusive to the Sydney Opera House, with help from
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» Perth, February 10 – March 5, perthfestival.com.au
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ROAD TRIP PETER WIL MOTH HEADS TO BULLER WITH THE KIDS
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he road trip is half the fun. That’s what the girls said anyway as we loaded up our car for the weekend, a sleek new Infiniti QX70, and hit the Hume Highway heading to Mt Buller for the opening weekend. The girls programmed the Bluetooth for some tunes and settled in for the excitement of heading back to Melbourne’s favourite mountain. I settled in to enjoy a three-hour deluxe ride to one of my favourite spots in Victoria, and listened to significantly more Beyonce than I normally would have. The QX70 is a great vehicle for a trip to the snow, with its all-wheel-drive and grunt and power providing much-appreciated reassurance on the drive up a potentially slippery mountain. It’s a seven-speed automatic transmission with an array of features, with the feel of a sports car and the versatility of an SUV. Sadly, it was too early for ski-able snow, so we decided to visit everything else Buller has to offer. We checked into the ski-in, ski-out Buller icon, the Arlberg Hotel, at the top of the Summit Road on the Bourke Street run. The
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Blue Bullet chairlift station is outside the front door, making it a perfect location, and there’s a free shuttle bus out the front for trips around the village (the buses are pretty regular). Ours was an exceptionally spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. The living area has couches, a dining table, cooktop, fridge and the opportunity to cook for those who want to have breakfast in, or don’t want to go out every night. The bedrooms face onto Bourke Street so you can check out the conditions and buffet breakfast is downstairs in the dining room. It’s perfect no-fuss accommodation for families. In lieu of snow, we visited the 37 huskies who pull sleds on 3-kilometre and 5.5-kilometre trails. They pull toboggans too, which is an awesome experience for the kids. Options start at $80 a person. On our first night we visited the newly renovated The Birdcage in the Mt Buller Chalet for the newly re-branded restaurant’s menu. We were lucky enough to sample the
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IT’S IN THE BAG J E M I M A H C L E G G ’ S U L T I M A T E G U I D E T O PA C K I N G
o you’re about to leave and need to pack. Depending on where you’re going and how long for, packing can be as quick as 10 minutes of chucking things in a suitcase, or as lengthy as weeks of meticulous planning. As an avid traveller, I’ve honed a system for making sure nothing is left behind and that everything fits in your suitcase.
resealable bags. Make sure you have enough make-up, fragrance and first-aid items.
GET TECHNICAL GE Have your device of choice stocked up with TV shows and movies for those long journeys. If you have only one device between two, invest in a double headphone jack adapter. Don’t bring maps. The CityMaps 2Go app allows you to download the required maps ahead of time and then use your phone’s GPS to show you where to go – no internet needed. Make sure you have the right international adaptors and bring an Australian power board that can plug into one adaptor.
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LAY IT OUT To pack, lay everything out before putting it in the suitcase, then refer back to your list and tick it all off. Put heavy items, including shoes and your toiletry bag, at the base of your suitcase, then fold clothes and place them in piles in the rest of the space, making sure they’re packed in tightly. Lay dresses, skirts, suits and jackets flat on top, or in the top compartment if your suitcase has one. Accessories can slide neatly down the side. ●
First, make a list. Start with staples, including undies and tops, and work out what you’ll need before doing laundry. Next, choose bottoms, shoes, swimwear and accessories that can be used in multiple combinations. A small handbag with a long cross-body strap is ideal as it frees up your hands while keeping your goods where you can see them. Usually you’ll need two jackets – one casual and one smart. If you’re going somewhere cold, make sure one is windproof and take thermals. Don’t forget PJs and comfy stuff.
Limit what you take in your hand luggage to what you will need on the plane. On international flights, you can take nothing larger than 100-millilitre bottles of liquids, gels or aerosols and they must all fit in a clear, resealable plastic bag no larger than 80centimetres square. Stow sharps such as nail scissors in your checked luggage. Use a document holder for your passport, visas and boarding passes. Don’t forget a good book. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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It was at insight teacher and author Jess Huon’s five-day silent retreat that I slowed down enough to witness the brilliant spectacle of raindrops glistening like diamonds on the leaves of a tree after a daylight shower. That retreat, which included meditative walks, yoga stretches, mindfulness and rich talks by Jess, was a few hours out of Melbourne. This winter she is bringing a non-residential weekend retreat to the Ceres Learning Centre in Brunswick East. Over the July 16-17 weekend she will lead you through several practices to “rest deeper than familiar loops of thinking, allowing for liberating insight to emerge”. Jess has spent nearly two decades working with masters in America, India and Australia and has been teaching for nearly 10 years in Australia and overseas.
Floating in a tank of warm magnesium sulphate saltwater, freed from light, sound and touch, is the silent pinnacle of a day-long retreat at this wellness centre in South Melbourne. Wellineux, as it sounds, is all about the “well in you”. Intimate retreats of no more than 12 people ensure caring attention to each person’s well-being – from the yoga class with a view of the city skyline to the various workshops, the deliciously healthy food and the terrarium that you learn to make and get to take home. The emphasis is on how to live a healthy life with a positive mindset. The prenatal retreat is on August 11 and the urban retreat on August 21. Dotted around the rooms in the cavernous building that hosts the retreats are cards with messages such as, “Find your tribe, love them hard”.
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa has been welcoming visitors to bathe in the region’s mineral waters since 1895. Its newest spa offering is an authentic Moroccan-style hammam, creekside pool and plunge pool near Daylesford. The hammam experience is a method of cleansing and relaxation inspired by social and cultural practices in Morocco. It introduces a social bathing experience using Hepburn’s unique, mineral-rich water sourced from the earth. The process is extremely invigorating and relaxing, leaving your skin cleansed, detoxed and fresh, and your mind and body relieved of stress and tension. The idyllic environment also offers a forest and nature immersion for guests to improve their well-being by escaping and disconnecting from their busy worlds. AE
Crown Metropol family packages Floating in the warmth of the 27th-floor infinity pool, watching the clouds glide by, it’s easy to think you’re in some tropical paradise – that’s until the fog starts rolling in, swallowing one suburb after another on its way to Southbank. But as the mercury drops, the heat has been turned up at Crown Metropol, which is offering a range of family packages that celebrate winter’s best assets – cosy spaces, food, wine and indulgence. Valet parking means you hop from warm car to cosy lobby to check in to your luxury room. To make the most of your stay, arrive a few hours early to enjoy a relaxing massage at the hotel’s Isika Day Spa, then let the remaining tiredness disappear in the steam room and spa. We watch the rain outside on our warm walk past chic clothing stores to catch a movie, thanks to the family pass to Village Cinemas, before tucking into San Antone’s Texas-style barbecue, just an escalator ride away. The hotel’s two-night family fun package includes dinner vouchers for kids. ● » crownhotels.com.au – click on the link to special offers
Brighton Baths & St Kilda Sea Baths For front-row views of the changing weather, the historic Brighton Baths and St Kilda Sea Baths both offer warm and welcoming options. Both boast fine restaurants facing the waves, views taking in their marinas and gyms looking over the bay. The eucalyptus-scented steam room at the Brighton Baths Health Club is glassed to provide a perfectly clear
seascape, while the saltwater pool and spa at the St Kilda Sea Baths make you feel as if you’re swimming in the sea, only heated to tropical warmth. Take a day out to bathe with the family, get fit at any of the South Pacific Health Club’s 120 classes a week and then enjoy a nourishing meal – all the while being enlivened by the sound of waves and the rhythms of nature. ● » middlebrightonbaths.com.au » stkildaseabaths.com.au
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Peninsula Hot Springs
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The height of winter luxury at this natural hot springs – which just won the world’s best mineral spring spa at the World Luxury Awards in Switzerland – is lazing in the hottest pool at the top of the hill, dreamily gazing at the 360-degree view of rolling green paddocks while the minerals do their work. To heighten the experience, sink into one of the many hot pools as the morning mist swirls through in the early light or when the sunset brings its glorious colours. These are also the times of the day when the popular Hot Springs are at their quietest. The bathing and spa complex 90 minutes south of Melbourne sprawls over 17 hectares and has 20 bathing areas including a hammam, sauna, cave pool, massaging thermal showers and a reflexology walk. There are also private pools and pampering sessions such as the Aboriginal-inspired kodo body massage.
Enjoy a weekend “away” at a Winter Wonderland room at Hilton South Wharf or DoubleTree by Hilton opposite Flinders Street Station. Hilton has teamed with Ugg Australia to transform two rooms into havens of Nordic luxe with sheepskin rugs on the floors and bed, a goodie tray containing hot chocolate, marshmallows and roasted chestnuts – even a Christmas tree in the corner covered with faux snow and twinkling lights. It’s perfect weather to order in from the winter room service menu; think beef cheeks braised in vanilla porter ale, oxtail stew, or chicken and corn macaroni cheese. Snuggle up on the sheepskin with a DVD from the snow-themed collection in your room and drift off to sleep on your choice from the pillow menu. ● email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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et there be light” might have been the mantra during the design of this ultra-contemporary house. As much as a house is bricks and mortar, it also needs light and air – and these ingredients are imbued in this build completed just months ago. The emphasis on glazing pays off with much more than natural light. Oversized windows and sliding glass doors encourage cross-ventilation for evening sea breezes, give easy access to the outdoors, and offer views. Laburnum Street is in the midst of a lovely neighbourhood – “super-quiet and super-friendly”, according to the vendor. It is within Brighton’s desirable Church Street precinct, around the corner from cafes and shops, and a reasonable walk to the station, cinema, beach and schools. The wide street has prestige, convenience and family appeal. Houses on comfortable single-dwelling sites range from Victorian through inter-war to mid-century and contemporary. No.9 might be the newest addition but it also embraces its past. The owners’ original plan to renovate the mottled-brick mid-century house they bought was scuttled by complications. Its architect-designed replacement has a strong 21st-century facade and multizoned interior – square, straight lines dominate – but also incorporates ideas from the previous house’s footprint, central courtyard and fence. “We haven’t overcooked the design,” the vendor says. “It’s less about bells and whistles, more about a homely, modern, classic, timeless outcome.” The focus is on space and natural light through neutral tones and glazing. Corner windows enhance the modern appeal and welcome the light in abundance. A timber-framed glass panel on entry matches the huge knob on the front door. This is the first of several carefully considered design aesthetics. The mix of bricks, glass, concrete and white paintwork throughout is balanced by the warmth of timber floors and grey carpets. Pendant lights are found in many of the
rooms, and the bathroom fixtures further demonstrate the contemporary style. There are five glass sliding doors. The sitting room/home office, just left of the entry and opposite the internal door to the double garage, has the first slider to an open front garden. An old palm is the focal point here. Two more sliding doors in the hall and rear living room open to the north-facing central courtyard. “This courtyard is Melbournesque,” the vendor says. “It’s protected in winter and at mid-morning in summer. This is where you have your coffee and read your paper on a Sunday. It’s almost an extension of the lounge room.” The final two glass doors are across the back, where the living and dining areas can merge with the patio and garden. It’s primed for entertainment; the adults can dine and socialise outdoors under the pergola, while the children can run around on the lawn. Everyone can take advantage of the large in-ground pool which, when the warmer months arrive, is blessed with sun. The chef can observe the outdoor action from the sophisticated kitchen, which features black and white 2pac joinery, a subway-tiled splashback and Ilve appliances. Three vogue pendant lights hang above the Carrara marble island bench, which is a gathering place for meal-time banter as much as it is a preparation space. The bedrooms and an open study are on the first floor, accessed via stairs at the centre of the house. Three bedrooms and a shared bathroom are at the rear and would make ideal quarters for children. The retreat-style main bedroom, with double-vanity en suite and walk-in wardrobe, is at the front. All of the bedrooms are filled with light, of course. A walk-through pantry, large laundry and under-stair storage cement the functionality of the floor plan. The house is climate-controlled and the garden is fully landscaped with an automated watering system. There is nothing left to do but move in. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON email@example.com
final word “THIS STUNNING ARCHITECT-DESIGNED HOME MEETS EVERY PRACTICAL REQUIREMENT FOR A FAMILY, WITH A SMART FLOOR PLAN, GREAT STYLE & FABULOUS ENTERTAINING & RELAXATION REW CAMPBELL – agent SPACES IN A PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION.” ANDREW
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Fast facts \ Contemporary 2016 house by architects Pleysier Perkins on 640-square-metre block; four bedrooms and two bathrooms plus powder room; sitting room; informal open-plan living and dining room; Ilve kitchen with Carrara marble island bench and pantry/storage; solar-heated pool; rear patio under louvered pergola; double garage with internal and rear doors; hardwood floors; climate-controlled interior; walk to Church Street cafes and shops. Brighton \ 11 kilometres from the city
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CAFE BLISS Enjoy breakfast and lunch all day at this relaxed family-and pet-friendly cafe opposite Landcox Park. cafeblissbrighton.com
KASBAH Bringing the best of Morocco to Australia, this eclectic showroom is brimming with hand-crafted furniture and homewares. kasbahimports.com.au
DENDY PARK Not just a popular for Christmas carols, this dog-friendly park has a tennis club, athletic field and a playground. bayside.vic.gov.au VISIT \ reviewproperty.com.au
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RICHMOND HILL 205 LENNOX STREET
A RARE OPPORTUNITY – RICHMOND HILL GRANDEUR An historic landmark; This glorious Edwardian residence boasts breathtaking dimensions whilst showcasing a masterful blend of exquisite period elegance and contemporary designer luxury all set in a tightly held and much coveted location. • 3-4 huge bedrooms – master with access to a gorgeous balcony • Boasting a sprawling living and dining area – reverse cycle heating, cooling and surround sound • Ultimate entertainer's kitchen – massive granite island bench, dishwasher, gas range, acres of storage. Bi fold doors open to a high-walled, secluded and sun drenched courtyard • Substantial Galley, incorporating wine store, butler's pantry and laundry with direct access to the courtyard • Separate formal dining area – cozy open fire place, built in shelving, stunning English stained-glass window • Separate formal sitting room or large guest/in-law (4th) bedroom downstairs, complimented by a full bathroom and featuring a magnificent bay window, an open fire place and air conditioner • 2 other sleek, richly appointed bathrooms • Lock up garage via Goodwood St plus eligible for parking permits • One of its kind, this unique residence also includes a stunning entrance, solar panels, ducted heating, high ceilings, plantation shutters, security alarm, double glazing and period detail • Land size: 10 x 35.5m approx 4
AUCTION Saturday 9th July at 2.10pm VIEW From 1.40pm CONTACT Edward Hobbs 0411 725 263 Russell Cambridge 0418 339 271 OFFICE 22-28 Bridge Road, Richmond 9426 4000 Conj John Wysham 0418 322 618
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3 + 4 BEDROOM GARDEN HOMES FROM $1,200,000
72 – 76 Serrell Street, Malvern East Generous and lush landscaped outdoor spaces provide a private and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle beyond. A modern blend of contemporary form and architectural flair in the heart of Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. While trams, trains, schools and cafés epitomise Malvern East’s connectivity, the concentration of abundant parklands, manicured gardens and open green spaces epitomise its ultimate liveability. — To register your interest call Rod 0499 886 399
— Autun’s garden homes represent an unprecedented feat of residential design in the heart of Malvern.
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LOCATION AND LIFESTYLE
Armadale 2/6 St James Road Security, style and great proximity to all amenities are paramount with this comfortable ground floor apartment. Set in garden surrounds this light and bright apartment lends itself to further improvement and consists of a spacious living room with reverse cycle air conditioning and â€œNoboâ€? convection heating, timber mantle and book shelves, adjacent galley style kitchen with under bench oven, gas hot plates and dishwasher, rear access to car parking, generous master bedroom, second bedroom, built in robes and tiled bathroom/laundry. Features include wall to wall carpet, window furnishings and electric light fittings. firstname.lastname@example.org 32 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ JULY 6, 2016
Thu 12.30-1pm and 5-5.30pm Sat 11.30am Auction: Sat 9 Jul @ 12 noon Contact: Rob Hooper 0416 068 854 Office: 9822 9808 1361 Malvern Rd Malvern VIC 3144 www.hooper-realestate.com.au
48 Vickery Street Bentleigh 4
Walk to Bentleigh & McKinnon stations, cafes, shopping & McKinnon College, this heated, air-con’d & alarmed this 4 bed & study, 2 bath Cal Bungalow offers separate lounge & dining, an airy family zone, Euro app kitchen & a balconied master-suite, all on approx. 569sqm gardens with auto-gating.
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Tara Ferrier 0409 939 155
Aviva Rotstein 0433 923 332
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Bentleigh 9557 7891
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83 Little Page Street
ST KILDA EAST, 23 EMPRESS ROAD SUPERB COMBINATION OF STYLE, WARMTH & MODERN PERIOD EXCELLENCE Period perfection meets architectural innovation in this renovated solid-brick Edwardian 4 bed, 2 bath home. Features formal lounge (4th bed), casual open plan living including designer kitchen, timber decked outdoor area overlooking an expansive landscaped rear garden. This home has beautiful period detail including ‘panelled’ timber flooring, multiple OFP’s & leadlight windows. Close to Carlisle Street, prestige schools, tram & train. www.23empressroadstkildaeast.com.au AUCTION: SUN 10TH JULY AT 1 INSPECT: SAT, SUN & THUR 1-1:45
Rochelle Butt 0412 707 033
Campbell Kilsby 0402 212 093
WHEN POSITION IS IMPORTANT Stunning Victorian masterpiece with charm and modern design. Walking distance to the beach, tram, MSAC and Albert Park Village. Comprising 2 bedrooms, designer kitchen, European laundry and stunning bathroom. Living room with double doors opening to decked northern courtyard with rear pedestrian access. Features include polished timber floors plus heating and cooling. Sparkling presentation with nothing to spend.
2 3 203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth www.rmprealestate.com.au
Auction Saturday 23 July at 12pm VIEW: Tues & Thurs 12:45-1:15pm Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782 Simon Hicks 0488 488 999 330 Montague Street Albert Park 9699 5999 • cayzer.com.au
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