Soul sisters

THIRTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Angelina Pallisier just got back from Bali. Her hair is sun-kissed, her skin is glowing and you can see her eyes light up as she recalls the most recent Sisterhood of Surf (SOS) retreat – a venture that began based on nothing more than the simple desire to share a love of surfing with …


Storyteller of the sea

FILMING IN SOME of the world’s most exotic locations may be all in a day’s work for leading surfwear photographer and videographer Chloe Hutchison, but this artist’s heart lies firmly planted in the sea and sand of the Sunshine Coast. The ocean, in fact, has always beckoned her, and she reflects its images through her …


Win a Sunflair prize pack

To celebrate the new Sunflair summer collection, one lucky reader will win a Sunflair prize pack. It includes a beautiful Sunflair kaftan, waterproof beach bag and sun hat valued at approx. $320.MORE

Hands of gold

IT IS NO secret that the Sunshine Coast is home to many artisans, from painters to jewellery creators. There is no shortage of inspiration for these local makers, from the dark blue ocean to the rolling green hills of the hinterland – and all the beauty in between. The never-ending natural palette of colours, the …


Quirky meets retro

The vibe is airy and happy, sunny and colourful. It’s a little bit quirky and a lot retro. The Local at Peregian is like a cool breeze on a warm day, and the store is a space that has something for everyone and where everyone is welcome. It feels like a small-town beachy shop from …


Magical Mudgee

As the shadows grow longer across the landscape at day’s end, I stand in what’s referred to as the ‘Bird’s Nest’, otherwise known as the epicentre of the Mudgee wine region. Peering around at the mountains that surround me, Mount Buckaroo lit up with an orange glow, it’s easy to understand how the nest came …