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 …

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Call of the wild

It happens in a heartbeat: a striking, magic moment when nature’s light shifts and the colours deepen and sharpen. They are instances so stunning they might leave a viewer dumbstruck by the beauty. But while others stop and stare, it is at moments like these that artist Natasha Ruschka swings into action, feverishly trying to …

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Global connection

SPANISH SCULPTOR Mireia Serra may live and work a world away from the Sunshine Coast’s sparkling shores, but her work deeply resonates with the ocean city. That is precisely why her stunning wall and miniature bronze sculptures fit so perfectly at Noosa’s The G Contemporary, the Hastings Street gallery renowned for its diverse representation of …

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Awakening Palm Springs

Palm Springs. The home of cacti, agaves and luxe landscaping that complements the clean lines and geometric shapes of modernist architecture (white façade and breeze blocks, anyone?). It is an oasis, not unlike our own piece of paradise here on the Sunshine Coast – sans the coastline, of course. This is why it makes perfect …

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A natural visionary

Saya McDermott gets up each day at 4.30am – in the Sunshine Coast springtime, that is well before the sun. The quiet pre-dawn hours are her productive time, affording her space and time to order her mind around her working day while the world slumbers. Then she moves, aligning her body and mind. It is …

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Art with heart

Arts Connect Inc’s 13th annual competition, Sculpture on the Edge, has transformed into an 18-day sensory extravaganza centred around the existing art contest. Now an art festival, the event aims to engage people of all ages and skill levels in creative exploration. Last year’s move to Flaxton Gardens and the addition of indoor and outdoor …

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Where nature meets design

Nestled in the foothills of Buderim, this architectural masterpiece is reminiscent of mid-century modern design. Despite being an unusual style for this coastal region, the design harmoniously connects to the sprawling parcel of land and its forestry backdrop. Clean lines, an open floor plan, innovative structural elements and integration with the surrounding environment – this …

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Your winter hideaway awaits

Nestled in amongst 22 acres of magnificent Sunshine Coast rainforest and at the entrance point to the Kondalilla National Park, is where you will discover Kondalilla Eco Resort. This mountainous hideaway is designed to help you escape the outside world and truly immerse yourself in a little slice of hinterland heaven. From the moment you …

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The new glow

From botox to fillers to face lifts, there is a wealth of choice for A-listers who are keen to press pause on the ageing process. But it seems there has been a noticeable shift among big-name Hollywood stars moving away from a “frozen” look towards a more natural appearance, using less invasive techniques. And it’s …

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Green meets glam

Nestled into farmland in the northern Noosa hinterland is the most unusual find. Like a diamond against the rough, sits an expansive glass-fronted property. Sleek in design and featuring matte black framework, it is nothing short of uber-chic. As builder Grace Staal says, this property lends itself to a more traditional farmhouse style, and yet …

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