Why not? I grab a photo opportunity with the great man.

William McInnes and holidays

The 53-year-old author and actor removes his glasses and wipes his eyes. William McInnes has just shared the intimate details of some last moments with his dying wife, film-maker Sarah Watt. We, the audience, accept the privilege with quiet humility after a frolic of a night following his animated...


The first ever Noosa Fabulous Ladies Wine Soirée!

Fabulous is the word. Fabulous ladies, fabulous wine and rubbing shoulders with the effervescent Leanne, a third generation De Bortoli winemaker in the Yarra Valley, made for an utterly sparkling evening this week.     All thanks to Jane Thomson, Founder and Managing Editor of The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society...


Perfume Notes

“A perfume is more than an extract, it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.”   Giorgio Armani         I’m in a sensory cloud of late. Rose absolute, patchouli, pink pepper, jasmine, amber. Mmmm. Bourbon, cedar, vetiver, sea salt, vanilla, burnt...


Signs of Summer and the love of home

Summer is signalling here in Noosa with light-bathed mornings, warmth and sweetness that makes you tumble out of bed with the birds. Talking of which, on my early morning cycle this week I was dive-bombed incessantly into immediate wakefulness by a magpie protecting its nest of young. Feisty magpies, wedding bush...


Yay to 49!

I’m about to turn 49 and I’m not peeved. I’m cool. That’s because I’m expecting an amazing year flirting with the last of 40-something. Bring it on, baby. I happen to find the age ending with a nine quite, er, racy. For me, this end of decade hiatus is...


Fraser Island, a wild adventure

I feel the ennui of routine slip off my shoulders as I lift a big backpack and board a ferry with my husband. Just us, one motorbike, strong legs (we hope) and a few days ahead of immersion on the world’s biggest sand island. But it’s not just famous...


A walk on the wild side – Fraser Island

Tomorrow we’re off. Adventure awaits on the world’s largest sand island, the World Heritage listed, Fraser Island. It stretches over 123 kilometres in length and is 22 kilometres at its widest point. I can’t wait to be immersed in the beauty of it. I’m also a little nervous about...


World’s best in African Safaris is coming to Noosa

Get ready, Noosa. The world’s best African Safari outfitter, Leora Rothschild, is bringing her class act our way. This week, Travel + Leisure announced Rothschild Safaris as the number one safari company in the world for the second year running. The magazine’s World’s Best Awards, a benchmark in travel excellence, tallies...



I have enough and I am enough. What a liberating thought! It plants me in the now. I feel the calm. Gratitude seeps in. We are always minding the gap of insufficiency, doubt, and worse despair. You can direct your gaze upwards or you can look down into the...


Terrific Tuesday in Noosa

“It’s a tremendous Tuesday,” I told the bunch of kids I dropped at school this morning. “Terrific,” said one. “Terrifying”, said another. Don’t you love the energy of young ones and especially the prospect of all the possibility that lies ahead for them? This article answers perfectly the perennial question...