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Country Style February 2018

Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern country living. Brings to life the stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia - coast to coast. We visit amazing homes and gardens, travel through Australia's most vibrant regional centres and sample all the good things the country has to offer

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2 Min.
a letter from the editor

Twelve-year-old Charlie Treasure and his kelpie, Belle, are always together — they’re either fencing, practicing a bit of cricket or doing jobs around their farm near Richmond, Tasmania. I just have to look at their portrait on page 107 of our Dog Tales Special to see how much he loves her. What is it about the dogs you have when you’re a child? Their terrible deeds become family folklore — ours is Hugo the dachshund, who adored my mother so fiercely that he bit any man in flared jeans who came within a metre of her — but they are always remembered with affection. My favourite dog was a blue heeler cross called Dawsey, who would occasionally, after a lot of coaxing, balance on the saddle in front of me…

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in this issue...

JULIETTE WINTER With summer in full swing, our beauty editor writes about applying minimal make-up for maximum effect on page 128. Lisa Wilkinson gave our health and beauty writer her first magazine job, when she employed Juliette at Cleo more than 20 years ago. For the last 15 years, she’s contributed to Country Style and likes our “uniquely Australian approach that delves into the stories behind the brands”. In her story, Less is More, she reveals the secret to pulling off the natural make-up look in under five minutes flat. “It’s my go-to make-up look,” says Juliette. “It’s so easy, I could probably dab it on in the dark.” When she’s not “uncovering ideas and products that make people feel good,” Juliette likes to visit family in the Blue Mountains and Newcastle,…

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INSTAGRAM We adore this shot of this little joey and his mum at Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park in Queensland, taken by Annabelle Hickson @annabellehickson. “The kangaroos are so tame at the dam. They just mooch around there, lying on the grassy banks. Kids flip out with joy.” Follow us on Instagram @countrystylemag Our December issue celebrated a truly Australian Christmas on the beach with children’s book author Vicki Wood @unclebearskin productions, who invited us into her Sunshine Coast home. ABC’s Insiders host Barrie Cassidy talked to us about his country childhood, we acknowledged the best of regional Australia in our Top 50 list, and visited Matt Moran @chefmattmoran for some great recipes on the family farm. Photography and styling Kara Rosenlund @kararosenlund PRECIOUS CARGO Coincidentally, every time I have to take a flight, the latest…

6 Min.
on a roll

“We thought it would be a good place to have a business and bring up children, so that’s how we got to Geraldton.” THE MURCHISON RIVER is the second-longest river in Western Australia, rising inland near Meekatharra and coursing 820 kilometres or so, eventually passing through Kalbarri National Park on the rugged mid-west coast and into the Indian Ocean. While Gabrielle and John Andrews live about an hour south of the Murchison, John, 63, had fond memories of prospecting in the region in his youth and, when it came to naming their swag manufacturing business, ‘Murchison River Swags’ had a ring of authenticity about it. “We liked the sound of it,” says Gabrielle, 57. In times past, the swag was carried by stockmen on the backs of their horses, by gold diggers…

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WITH ITS INDUSTRIAL PAST, great beaches and laid-back community atmosphere, Wollongong is attracting more and more young families and creatives looking for affordable housing close to Sydney. Elise Cameron-Smith moved to the area four years ago and started her own business fashioning miniature boats of beech and birch, deftly fastened with brass, copper and rope. After studying design at the Design Centre Enmore and fine furniture making at Sturt Craft Centre, Elise honed her craft with Leon Sadubin, one of the nation’s leading furniture makers. Now she creates from his workshop on the NSW South Coast. Since learning to surf while she was growing up in the Sutherland Shire, it has been a favourite pastime for Elise and she loves the fact that living in Wollongong means you can get a…

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OPEN GARDEN NSW Everglades house and gardens Owned by the National Trust, this spectacular garden is set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views, with the magnificent Art Deco home at the heart. The gardens were created by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen in the 1930s, with formal terraces, winding paths, a reflection and grotto pool and vistas through to Mount Solitary and the Jamison Valley. Book in for a special Greek-inspired luncheon in the elegant dining room on February 24th, hosted by the Friends of Everglades. Call (02) 4784 1974. Garden open every day from 10am–5pm. Entry $13 for adults, $8 for concession, $4 for children. 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura. (02) 4784 1938, nationaltrust.org.au/places/everglades-house-gardens book a table VICTORIA The Great Dixter Cookbook Launch and Lunch, February 14th Join the founders of…