April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Gorgeous Georgian
The owners of a cute Berrima stone house explain how a small four-room Georgian cottage became a comfortable modern home.

Running the show
Producer John Frost has masterminded dozens of successful musicals – this year alone he is producing My Fair Lady, The Book of Mormon, The Bodyguard, Dream Lover and The Wizard of Oz. He tells us about his entrepreneurial life.

Sew ready
Fashion designer Zoe Georgiou grew up as the daughter of tailors and only ever wears clothes she has designed and made herself. 

Wild about waratahs
For 16 years, a collection of vibrant waratahs has been cultivated around Robertson’s heritage railway station.

Survival of the loudest
Diverse, colourful, numerous and often raucous, the birds of the Southern Highlands seem to be thriving – but appearances can be deceptive.

Small wonders
Dean Wilson, who will open his garden for this year’s Robertson Open Garden weekend, explains the skill and commitment that goes into creating bonsai. 

Tall in the saddle
Riding for the Disabled has run in the Highlands for 42 years and currently has 25 regular riders. Find out why the program has been such a success.

The sweet life
Cookbook author Louise Keats talks about her new book, her move to Kangaloon, and her famous foodie family.

Finding Mr Righteous
Six years ago Carolyn Miller was a Moss Vale teacher and Christian who wanted to write books she wanted to read – now she is a full-time author.

On the road again
Gill Skidmore and his family restore cars built from 1901 to 1985, and are known as some of the best restorers in the country.