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STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS
Issue 30 and seven years in print are rapidly approaching. I feel a party is in order. Jason has worked as a graphic designer and creative director both locally and overseas for over thirty years. When not in the office, he can usually be found tweak
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That’s The Spirit
Craft spirits are booming internationally and the Fleurieu hasn’t just been swept up by the surging popularity, the region’s creative and visionary makers are setting the agenda. Quality local produce and inimitable distillery door experiences mean t
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What I Bought At The Market
For those of us lucky enough to shop at the Willunga Farmers Market every Saturday, it’s easy to fall into a pleasant weekly routine. Greens from this stall, apples from next door, beetroots a couple stores down. And coffee, obviously. To experience
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Brand Culture
Dedicated to more than just education, Investigator College wants all students and staff to feel welcomed, valued and supported to reach their full potential. With a focus on the community and a reverence for the environment, the wellbeing of their s
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Billy Dohnt does
If variety is the spice of life, you might describe chef Billy Dohnt’s life as being on the fiery end of the spice spectrum. As a private chef and owner of catering business Billy Dohnt does, Billy works with corporate clients including pwc and Merce
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Welcome to FLM
In this issue of FLM we have a few editorials on people paying it forward: Going above the call of duty to make a change to our environment and our communities. We on the Fleurieu are doing a lot to make changes at a grass roots level – little by lit
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Brooke Walker: A Voice For The Voiceless
People have cried looking at Brooke Walker’s paintings. Even viewing them on a small laptop screen, they are deeply moving and it’s not hard to understand that seeing them in the flesh could bring one to tears. Her exquisite mastery of technique is a
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From Ports To Pictures
Through ever-changing trade, transport and tides, jetties stand as physical and historical pillars in the landscape. Though initially built to aid in the crucial transfer of goods between land and sea, the Fleurieu’s jetties are now mostly used for r
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She is Me Festival
Self-acceptance can be tough, no matter who you are. For mother, writer, surfer and photographer Libby Tozer, the experience of coming to acceptance has been a radical one. Based on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Tozer finds strength by doing the gritty per
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Young Guns of McLaren Vale
The thing about the Young Gun of Wine awards is, you don’t have to actually be all that young to enter. A young gun isn’t defined by their date of birth (so long as it’s after 1 July 1973, you can enter) but by their approach to winemaking. The award
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Just The Man For The Job
It’s an overcast day in Victor Harbor, but that doesn’t stop the locals from taking advantage of what it has to offer. The skate park echoes with the smack of wheels on cement. Mothers chase toddlers eager to scale playground equipment. A group of me
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Winter. I may be on my own here, but it’s the season I feel most happy in. Frosty mornings and foggy breath, warm fires, jumpers, beanies and, best of all, my favourite soul-soothing comfort food. Imagine you’ve been out in the cold and wet with mood
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Modern Coastal Luxe
Sitting in the light-filled modern surrounds of their newly built Port Elliot holiday home, Brenton and Sass Honor are happy and brimming with pride. Not only have they finally fulfilled their long-held dream of owning ‘a place of their own’ on the F
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Dessert In A Flash
This is the perfect dessert to whip up when you’re time poor. It’s quick to prep and cook, while still managing to deliver all those delicious autumn flavours in an extremely pretty package. How is this possible you ask? This dessert is a cake in tar
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Uncorked
The flagship Sicilian grape, nero d’Avola, now has its roots firmly planted in the Fleurieu and is well suited to our warmer, maritime climate, especially in the McLaren Vale region. The Italian tradition of calling black grapes ‘nero’ and Avola (a s
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Tempranillo
This is the first release of tempranillo from Samson Tall. Grapes were sourced from one of McLaren Vale’s older tempranillo vineyards in Sellicks Beach. The fruit was de-stemmed, but not crushed, open fermented and matured for 12 months in large, neu
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The Two Lives Of Wirra Wirra
This year marks two anniversaries for Wirra Wirra. It’s 125 years since the McLaren Vale winery was founded by Robert Strangways Wigley, and fifty years since its resurrection by Greg Trott. While they never met, these two men, separated by time, bui
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Wedding Artisans
A wedding cake from Frangipani’s Cakes doesn’t just look beautiful, it tastes incredible too. With over twenty years of experience, the passionate team at this small family business are dedicated to creating a unique wedding cake for every couple the
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Winter Book Reviews
by Lawrence Osborne Published by Hogarth (an imprint of Vintage) ISBN 9781781090572 $27.99 Raymond Chandler’s legacy is precious and so it’s natural that invitations to write a Philip Marlowe novel should be rare. Burdened by the possibility of hair-
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Pubs Of The Fleurieu
Ashbourne A unique family-friendly pub open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday as well as breakfast on Sundays. Extensively renovated to create a relaxing and welcoming environment, The Greenman Inn offers patrons the opportunity to taste local
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Fleurieu Boutiques
Port Elliot Known for its carefully curated style and now under new ownership, Elliot & Me is a must-visit destination on the southern Fleurieu for women’s fashion and accessories. With brands like ELK, Nancybird and Kompanero, the friendly and exper
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Fleurieu Weddings
When Tash and John met in early 2017 at a social club picnic in Glenelg, they were immediately taken with each other. Tash was drawn to John’s quiet manner and – she says – the kindest eyes she had ever seen. John was immediately captured by Tash’s b
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Unfolding Stories: Thirty Years Of Willunga Waldorf School
Stories are at the heart of Waldorf education. Learning happens through stories, rather than alongside them. Through story, abstract concepts are brought to life, fuelled by each student’s imagination. In 2019, two significant stories are converging
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Social Pages
All the contributors to the autumn issue of Fleurieu Living Magazine were invited to celebrate the launch of our 29th issue at Swell Brewery on 14th March. With food by Todd Steele and wines from a number of great local makers, it was a night of good
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The Pantry Project
Victor Harbor’s Jane Riggs has mastered the art of ‘paying it forward.’ And with her new initiative, The Pantry Project, she’s encouraging the wider community to get in on the goodwill. It started with Jane’s home-based business, The Meal Hub, which
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Adopt A Spot
There’s no doubt that Chris Lemar has a deep connection to the ocean – saltwater seems to run through his veins. He grew up as a barefoot ‘grom’ in the seventies and spent his youth hooning along the mid-coast esplanade (aka ‘the mid’). As an adult,
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A Fertile Mind
The collection of titles in David Paxton’s office bookcase is an eclectic one. Wedged between bestsellers and crime novels are the ‘The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop’ and ‘Cottage Gardens in Australia’, and a hefty variety of others. They speak of some
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