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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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