April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Love at first sight
Fashion executive Gabrielle Krieg fell for Bowral’s historic Apollonia the moment she saw it. She explains how she and her husband have made it their own – and why she loves doing business in Bowral.

Fabric of life
A lifelong love of fabrics inspires the work of two Highlands designers, Fiona Budzynski and Elizabeth Pilkington.

Off to a good start
The Highlands is today home to seven major thoroughbred studs, but when Rheinwood started in 1991 there were doubters. “A lot of people said the Highlands was too cold to raise racehorses but our motto is: ‘Bred in the cold, hot on the track’,” says operations manager Kirsty Willis. 

Tooth teller
Forensic odontologist Professor Chris Griffiths has decades of experience in the identification of victims of mass disasters, terrorist attacks, misdemeanour and murder. 

The pleasure of pots
Gardenalia offers all the elements of a flourishing Highlands garden with a twist – more than half the plants, including maples, fruit trees and crabapples, are in pots. 

Just add herbs
Growing herbs is easy gardening and early summer is a great time to plant most of them. Frances Simons lists ten that will flourish in Highlands gardens.

A village venture
Italian-born Diego Arata has re-energised the Berrima General Store and Cafe, adding a dash of Italian flavour. 

Photo opportunities
James Cockington and technology have never been friends, but when he was given a box of old family photographs, he realised it was time to learn how to preserve family history.

A little R&R (reading and relaxation)
Our reviews of novels, non-fiction, cookbooks and garden books will provide plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts or
wish lists.

Tsars in my eyes
Gabriella Lang, an imperial Russian history scholar, chose a poignant day to visit beautiful Tsarskoe Selo, the royal family’s former home, just south of St Petersburg.