Dec/Jan 2018

A touch of luxe
Style queen Melissa Penfold tells us why she and her husband fell for their Burrawang home three years ago, and how she went about decorating it.

What Peta did next
Peta Seaton discusses life post politics, which includes working on archaeological digs in Jordan and making mosaics and stone walls in Moss Vale.

The art of connection
Forty-five years ago five weavers travelled from Ernabella Arts in the remote northwest of South Australia to train at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong. New connections between the two centres has resulted in a major exhibition for Sturt.

The accidental gardeners
Barbara and Kevin Hall weren’t looking for a major garden when they saw Robertson’s Linden Park, but its layout and mature trees proved too beautiful to resist.

Getting it ripe
Growing tomatoes is top of the wish list for most vegie gardeners, and while it can be challenging in the Highlands, it’s also achievable – even jeweller Nic Cerrone agrees.

The decade that rocked the world
Noeline Brown’s new book is a trip down memory lane for anyone who experienced the 1960s – and an entertaining social history for those who didn’t.

Booked out for summer
Our reviews of novels, non-fiction, cookbooks and garden books will provide plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts or wish lists.

Run-around hounds
The Highlands has more dogs than the Australian average, so it’s no wonder leash-free parks are in demand.

The price of hope
Kate Vines, who has had a rare cancer for 26 years, explains how her Bowral-based charity Rare Cancers Australia is trying to help thousands of people around the nation.

The lure of the Loire
Serial renovator Nina Champion writes about the joys of moving to France and renovating homes in the Loire Valley.