April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Fifties remix
Jess and Sam Hunter sandwiched Quince Cottage between two extensions and tossed in a mix of ingredients few people would think to combine.

Pitch perfect
A historic Bowral cottage, Holly Lodge, inspired an award-winning restoration and addition that regularly turns heads. Its owners explain how landscaping plans shaped their unique triple-peaked house.

A good impression
Alischa Herrmann transported three hefty old printing presses from Brisbane to Bowral last year, and now produces exquisite letterpress stationery.

Young, fit and fast
Meet four young Highlands cycling stars who are making a name for themselves at a national – and for some, international – level. 

Eyes wide open
Slavica Zivkovic lives in the Highlands house she grew up in, but her extensive travels have had a huge impact on her art and mind. 

The house on the hill
Harper’s Mansion, one of the most intact examples of a Colonial Georgian house in the state, has become a popular tourist drawcard for Berrima.

Tales from the driver’s seat
Laurie Stewart broke records as a racing driver and car salesman before he and his wife Cheryl started running Southern Highlands Taxis. 

An edible garden
Peter and Barbara Lach-Newinsky’s 20-acre permaculture property at Bundanoon is an ark of sustainability. 

A colourful winter
Jenny Simons and Tony Sheffield find the best trees, shrubs and plants for adding colour to a cool climate garden in winter. 

How does your garden glow?
A well-lit garden is an entrancing sight, but there’s a lot to consider before switching on the lights. 

Any way the wind blows
Whimsical weathervanes. 

The language of landscape
Author and columnist Nikki Gemmell, who will be a guest speaker at this year’s Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival, explains how landscape informs her work. 

Proceed with caution
The ups and downs of Highlands roads.

Reader’s story 
The garden that inspired Monet’s water lilies


Highlife – June/July 2014 [DOWNLOADABLE PDF]