Bowral has turned out to be the perfect fit for Sportscraft executive Gabrielle Krieg. After she and her husband found their dream country home, historic Apollonia, she realised she’d also found the ideal town to launch two businesses. She tells Highlife about revamping her home and fashion labels.
Rheinwood was one of the first thoroughbred studs in the Highlands, and today sells around 25 yearlings annually at the major sales – its record price is $360,000 for a colt sold in 2017. Operations manager Kirsty Willis tells Highlife about the meticulous planning that goes into breeding winners.
Gardenalia is a unique Robertson garden where more than half the plants sit pretty in almost 2000 pots. Owner and horticulturist Margaret Roberts, who has transported her garden a few times over the years, tells Highlife about the benefits of container gardening.
A lifelong love of fabrics inspires the work of two Highlands designers, Fiona Budzynski and Elizabeth Pilkington. Fiona tells Highlife how she creates her Australian flora and fauna fabrics and wallpapers, and Elizabeth shows her a staggering collection of fabrics and embellishments used to create one-off pieces.