FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
There’s no better company than a pot of hot tea on a drizzly winter day. Lucky for you, we’ve scouted a homely teahouse smack bang in the middle of Noosaville’s thriving Gympie Terrace that’s perfect for perching and warming up over a cup of your favourite tea. Metal Tiger Tea opened its doors almost a year ago and is the creation of tea worshippers Marc King and Trudi Cauley. Read more...
It must have been a daunting task to produce a second studio album after the runaway success of Cape Dory but we’ve embraced Tennis’s follow-up effort Young & Old with the same copious amounts of enthusiasm, despite the subject matter shifting considerably from their seven-month sailing odyssey to life on land. Read more...
SAVE THE DATE
Book readings, panel discussions, interviews and workshops will be presented by some of Australia’s sharpest minds and gifted storytellers at this weekend-long literary event. Held from July 26 to 29 at Cooroy Library, Reality Bites is a relaxed festival that shines a spotlight on the written word and the people who string them together. Featured authors include salt columnist Benjamin Law, award-winning surf writer Tim Baker and Sunshine Coast blogger Rhonda Hetzel. Ticket prices range from $15 for a single session to $90 for a full weekend pass. Scroll down to GIVEAWAYS for your chance to win two tickets to the Reality Bites launch. For more information visit realityliteraryfestival.org
EAT YOUR HEART OUT
When a truly great Australian film comes along it simply blows everything else out of the water, and Wish You Were Here is one of those films. Displaying the calibre of a veteran, first-time director Kieran Darcy-Smith has composed a blood-pumping thriller with exceptional performances from the entire leading cast. Read more...
Add a bit of excitement
to your next dinner party with this fresh, and colourful dessert from the chefs at Thomas Corner Eatery. Read more...
FIVE OF THE BEST VANTAGE POINTS TO WATCH THE SUNRISE
If you hadn’t already guessed it, we’re massive foodies here at pepper
. And nothing makes us happier than a blog that combines easy-to-follow recipes and homely photography, and then perfectly pairs them with thoughtful quotes. Born out of the re-evaluation that comes with a life-changing disease, Roost
delivers the joys of cooking with whole, organic foods. From homemade yoghurt to vanilla and clove pancetta to lentil cakes with wilted greens, Roost
will make you look at food differently and encourage forethought when planning meals.
“Change your thoughts, change your life” is the mantra of this happy little iPhone app. TheGratitude Journal
by Happy Tapper works on the premise that when you’re focussing on the positive, you’ll keep getting more of the same. Just write down five things you’re grateful for each day over the course of a month and pretty soon gratitude becomes a habit. And as we all know, with gratitude comes happiness. You can also add daily inspiration quotes to your entry (provided by little Buddha or add your own), insert photos, rate the day and create bookmarks. Download from iTunes
for $0.99. iTunes rated 3/5 stars.
Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience during June, July and August when Noosa’s leading day spas join forces to launch Noosa Destination Relaxation. This luxury initiative offers clients specials such as a 60-minute “Spa Discovery” visit for $135 or an in-depth “Spa Experience” for only $185. Read more...
Photo Anastasia Kariofyllidis