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Natural Born Artist

Natural Born Artist

Southern Highlands artist Jacqui Brown, from Colo Vale in the northern villages of the unique NSW food and wine region, has a multi-faceted flair that lends itself to all genres, from Monet style landscapes to cartoon-like Star Wars movie sets. Shonagh Walker chats to...

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Paste … Mittagong’s First Michelin Star Restaurant

Paste … Mittagong’s First Michelin Star Restaurant

People are more likely to turn off the highway into downtown Mittagong for quick coffee refuel, or to browse antiques, than to dine at a restaurant owned and run by Michelin-starred chefs. However, the addition of fine dining Thai restaurant Paste Australia, owned and...

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Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

Winter gardens in the Southern Highlands can flourish and be every bit as beautiful as in the spring and summer months. Writer, horticulturist and gardening expert, Jecca Blake, offers these tips on how to prepare your soil, what to plant and how to ensure gardening...

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Sydney Seafood School Meets The Highlands!

Sydney Seafood School Meets The Highlands!

Sydney Seafood School is renowned for its incredible cooking classes with world-class chefs. While in-house lessons are currently on hold, Southern Highlands residents can now avail of their amazing online classes. Sydney Seafood School In Your Kitchen! Yep, you can...

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Winter Immunity Boosters!

Winter Immunity Boosters!

Winter Immunity is front of mind for most of us right now, particularly as we emerge from Covid-19 lockdown. I'm pretty sure that we are all trying to boost our winter immunity, ready to fight off all manner of winter lurgy. With this in mind, I've compiled a list of...

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SHAC AWAKEN – Post Covid-19 Art In The Highlands!

SHAC AWAKEN – Post Covid-19 Art In The Highlands!

With SHAC Awaken, the art scene in the Southern Highlands is springing back to life, in time for the first weekend of winter! The Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (AKA The SHAC) is celebrating easing of lockdown restrictions with an all-new, free-to-attend...

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Grand Bistro Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Grand Bistro Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Grand Bistro is back - reopening Friday, May 29, 2020! Boy, we've missed that talented team. It's been a challenging few months for us all, but especially for those in our hospitality community. While many pivoted to online offerings and deliveries, the team at Grand...

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Massage Magic

Massage Magic

Hands up who's been missing out on their regular massage during lockdown? I know I have and my back has really suffered from it. So much so, that I had to pay a visit to Bowral Hospital ER for some serious anti-inflammatory treatment (kudos to the staff there for the...

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Complexion Perfection in Bowral!

Complexion Perfection in Bowral!

Complexion Perfection is something we all crave, right? The truth is, it is easy to achieve, with a little dedicated skin pampering and without spending an absolute fortune. There's no better time than winter to nurture your skin and enjoy some treatments, too! The...

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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHOCOLATE NAMED WORLD’S BEST!

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHOCOLATE NAMED WORLD’S BEST!

Chocolate ... Is there anything better? I can't think of much. especially in the cooler months, and particularly when it's local Southern Highlands chocolate! The temperature is dropping and it's amazing red wine weather too. I personally love nothing more than...

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Organisation Made Easy!

Organisation Made Easy!

Organisation is a big deal. Are you organised, or like a lot of us, live in a kind of workable chaos? The cooler months are the perfect time to get your home decluttered and organised, put new systems in place and look at ways to save money. To help out, we asked...

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Nest and Nurture

Nest and Nurture

Nest and Nurture. It has a far more pleasant ring to it than 'self-isolation' or 'lockdown', don't you think? As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease and we return to the 'new normal' (whatever that means), I reckon we should stick to being kind to ourselves in this...

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Virtual Wine Tours Are Now A Thing!

Virtual Wine Tours Are Now A Thing!

Virtual Wine Tours? Yes, you read that correctly. The legends over at my favourite ethical winery, Tractorless Vineyards, have launched this genius online initiative that not only allows you to enjoy a guided wine tasting whilst adhering to the strict new social...

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The Southern Highlands has a thriving art scene and esteemed artist, Jacqui Brown is a shining star.

Read about her passion, her work and her success in our latest feature. Link in bio.

Photography by @paulsuesse

#art #southernhighlandsart #artinthesouthernhighlands
#southernhighlandsstyle
#southernhighlands
#quality
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We are smack bang in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness month and one of my all time fave #vegan body lotions, @bangn.body is turning its iconic yellow tube hot pink and donating $10 from each unit sold to the @nationbreastcancerfoundation .

Thanks to Covid, the release has been delayed, but I’m here to share that it goes on sale in TWO DAYS - that’s Wednesday October 21st with shipping within 10 days right to your door. 

Here’s a quick check list of everything I love about it:

🌱It’s vegan and #cruelty-free

🌱 it is helping people with a horrible illness (shout out to all your brave gals and guys (yep - happens to men, too!) who are fighting the fight right now. WE see you and we are fighting with you! 

🌱 It is lightweight, creamy and fast to absorb. 

🌱 It’s suitable for use on your face and body! 

🌱 It has a slight firming action, which let’s face it, is perfect for all of us as none of us are getting younger! 

🌱 It helps tackle annoying reduces, bumps, and breakouts, thanks to the anti-inflammatory benefits of Australian Green Coffee Bean Extract

🌱 It gives circulation a big ol’ boost, which in turn helps with collagen production and minimising to appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and scarring. 

🌱 It brightens and deeply moisturises 

🌱 It’s overflowing with antioxidants to fight off free-radical damage from pollution and daily environmental aggressors

🌱 It is rich in skin-loving’ vegan ingredients like shea butter, pineapple fruit oil and Byron Bay green coffee bean extract to help restore elasticity and improve cell turnover

🌱 $10 from its retail cost of $48 is donated directly to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Hit the link in my bio to buy and give yourself great skin and the awesome feeling of knowing you’ve helped someone in need today.

#veganbeautyeditor #veganbeauty #veganantiageing #vegan #essentialoils #plantoils #wellbeing #plantbasedskincare #vegainhaircare #veganstyle #veganskincare #crueltyfree #vegansofinstagram #veganfragrance #essentialoils #veganskincare #sustainable #haircare #nowaste @hq.hive
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We 💚 @boozy_burgers and we 💚 @eden_brew not just because the team totally rock, but because they support our community and those going through rough times in ways that very few others do.

Introducing, the BOOBY BURGER.
A buck from each burger goes to support the totally worthy charity - @cancer_researchau

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NEW BURGER!! Say hello to the booby burger! Nothing says I support breast cancer research like a grilled, naked chicken breast, topped with beetroot, red cabbage and pomegranate slaw. It’s loaded with sumac and yoghurt aioli all nestled between two pink buns from @brasseriebread With $1 from every burger going to @cancer_researchau... see all you burgerholics soon. #burgernbrews #burgers #foodtrucksofinstagram #supportingbreastcancerresearch #pinkbuns4research
#southernhighlandsstyle
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I’m in 💚with this serving biard@from @berrima_village_pottery

#Repost @berrima_village_pottery
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Serving Board ❤️ #foodie #acacia #love #wood #natural #berrima #pottery #destinationsouthernhighlands
#southernhighlandsstyle
#southernhighlands
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@high_tea_to_go is a hand curated and crafted box of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, designed of course, for your high tea at home. Genius. And ever so stylish.

The business has recently launched and is already selling out all over the Highlands.

Owned and operated by celebrity pastry chef and former Great Canadian Bake-Off host, @rochelleadonis, each piece is perfectly put together and plattered, and will easily leave two of you full to the brim, (but still wanting more!)

BYO @krugchampagne, sweetie.

#hightea
#highteatogo
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My absolute favourite. #flannelflower

#Repost @bloomsofbowral
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The star of the show this week 🤍 @craigioscott #bloomsofbowral #bowralflorist #floraldesign #florist #flowersofinstagram
#southernhighlandslifensw #instaflower #southernhighlandswedding #flowerlover #floweraddict #southernhighlandsnsw #burradoo #mossvale #exeter #robertson #berrima #kangaloon #suttonforest #bowral #wildesmeadow #burrawang #canyonleigh #southernhighlandsstyle #destinationnsw #destinationsouthernhighlands
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There’s some serious bathroom envy happening right now.

#Repost @thevillageofbowral
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Create a modern industrial look with black and white tiles - for more tile inspo visit Don Ceramics #thevillageofbowral complex.
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#donceramics #thevillageofbowral #designertiles #moderntiles #bathroomtiles #homeinspo #southernhighlandsnsw #burradoo #mossvale #exeter #robertson #berrima #kangaloon #suttonforest #bowral #wildesmeadow #burrawang #canyonleigh #southernhighlandsstyle #destinationnsw #destinationsouthernhighlands
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The older I get, the more I adore them simple elegance if the #flannnelflower

#repost from @southernhighlandsflowerfarm 🙏🏼.

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Just divine..
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#flannelflower #actinotushelianthi
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I absolutely adore this private dining space at the newly refurbished @robertson_pub

#Repost @robertson_pub
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Looking to celebrate something special ... or just keen to break bread with 9 of your friends or family members??! Book one of our recently refurbished spaces at @robertson_pub - Maynards dining or the Fitzroy lounge shown here... email us -
events@robertsonpublichouse.com.au or call the pub!
#robertsonpublichouse #since1887

Artwork: Sustained Silence.
@mariagorton

Images: @yasmin_mund 👌

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#exeter
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#local
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I absolutely could not resist #reposting this magical picture from @bundanooncountryinn !!! What a capture. I feel it’s the very essence of the Southern Highlands

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Slight change in the weather - well, it is the Highlands 😊

#southernhighlands #visitsouthernhighlands
#visitnsw #destinationnsw
#bundanoonnsw #southernhighlandsstyle
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Has anyone else noticed how beautiful the trees in Berrima are? We can’t believe we haven’t noticed this before!

#southernhighlandsstyle

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Hand cut Friday blooms delivered to a dear friend’s door, thanks to @southernhighlandsflowerfarm 💐
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#southernhighlandsflowerfarm
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#local
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The Keith Katsu burger at @robertson_pub has been a massive hit with locals and visitors alike. The rich, thick Katsu sauce is a Japanese twist on Worcestershire sauce and brings a fab umami flavour to the meal.
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#southernhighlandsstyle
#southernhighlands
#mittagong
#bowral
#mossvale
#suttonforest
#exeter
#bundanoon
#burrawang
#robertson
#local
#art
#craft
#fashion
#beauty
#health
#wellness
#homewares
#food
#wine
#accommodation
#lifestyle
#elegantliving
#style
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There’s just something about @bloomsofbowral placement and styling that draws us in, every time. This is from a striking wedding arrangement last weekend.
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#bloomsofbiwral
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#southernhighlandsstyle
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#bowral
#mossvale
#suttonforest
#exeter
#bundanoon
#burrawang
#robertson
#local
#art
#craft
#fashion
#beauty
#health
#wellness
#homewares
#food
#wine
#accommodation
#lifestyle
#elegantliving
#style
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