Heart of a lioness

Jeanette Allom-Hill is a woman on a mission. That mission is to empower women in leadership to reject bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct — behaviours so pervasive in the corporate world that she collectively labels them as “the silent pandemic”. As the CEO of Sunshine Coast-based Lionhearted Foundation, which seeks to build a safer and …

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She’s the voice

Well before the internet — and even TV — families and friends would crowd around a piano, follow the pianist’s lead, and sing together. Music was shared, laughs were had, happy hormones were released, and memories were made. It was shared entertainment at its best. Classically-trained pianist and singer Lucy Ravenwood is determined to reignite …

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Win a copy of Best Beaches

Thanks to Annie’s Books on Peregian, we have a copy of Best Beaches to give away. Lonely Planet has done it again, serving up a new guide that takes readers to 100 of the world’s most incredible beaches. Of course, Queensland is featured, even making it onto the list of Top 5 Best Beaches to …

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Beach town etched in history

Caloundra’s reputation as a family-friendly seaside playground has recently been thrust into the spotlight. Taking out Queensland’s Top Tourism Town award for 2023, Caloundra was also crowned one of Australia’s top three tourism towns. Following this stellar success, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce launched the six-month Uncover Caloundra tourism campaign last December to draw even …

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All the beautiful things

My new favourite destination-within-a-destination on the Coast is The Shed, a beautifully restored century-old railway siding shed perched alongside the train line at Palmwoods. I liken the once-derelict shed to a grand old dame who has been given a new lease of life. It now houses a delightful vintage emporium and a relaxed dining bistro, …

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Does it get any better?

A chilled glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc, giant Mooloolaba prawns fresh from a catch the night before, and a bird’s eye view of stunning Mooloolaba Beach — it doesn’t get much better. But that was just the beginning of what was a truly memorable, delicious and romantic lunch my husband and I enjoyed recently …

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