Noosa Sparkle

Winter, wealth and a wild life

I tell you, it’s been a tame Winter so far. I’ve barely left behind my cold outdoor showers amongst the orange blossoms and unearthed my Uggs. That’s just how it is in Queensland. Divinely Winter. Coffees with the girls across from the river in soft mellow sunshine are just...

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A Case for Blue

I felt the thrill of possibility when the editor of Vogue Living Australia announced this month that blue is the new white. Neale Whitaker said it was having a marked collective moment across fashion, art and interior design, and illustrated his point with glamorous homes in sexy cerulean, from...

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Last yummy thoughts for the year

With a new year just hours away, what was, what is and what will be, took me on a little mind stroll. And there were some yummy discoveries. Thoughts came and went on my last-day walk in the cool green of the Kenilworth State Forest and then I pondered...

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My Noosa-style Camino de Santiago

I’ve been struggling with delayed gratification. That is, having to wait for the perfect stage of life to take extended holidays, walk the Camino de Santiago, be done with routine. I just want to break pattern. Travel, roam, hit the road and caress the breeze. I am jealous of wild,...

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Easter turtles (not bunnies), love from Noosa!

I’m listening to the soft patter of warm Easter rain, tired and damp but content. It’s been a week of treks up and down to the beach to check on turtle nests. Dinner on deck chairs and cups of milo in the dark on dunes. We made excess trips down the beach path...

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Hot yoga and mind traffic

I have new appreciation for my body after a foot injury. What bliss to be back in motion at full stretch again, running on a beach path after six months off. The plan is to be more in tune with any little tweaks and twinges (that the 18-year-old in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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