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Country Style January 2019

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

Conjola, the lake of many winds, on the NSW coast was where we used to spend most of our summer holidays when I was a kid. We stayed in the same fibro house right on the edge of the water with a jetty out the front. My brother and I spent our days fishing, snorkelling, learning how to use the outboard motor on the tinnie and dodging dive-bombing magpies, intent on protecting their nests in the towering pine trees, on the way to the local corner shop. The best part of all was that my step-grandfather owned the shop and I could sit out the front for hours reading all the comics while eating a banana paddle-pop. He also owned the boatshed — a treasure trove full of row boats…

1 Min.
in this issue...

EMMALY STEWART We sent this stylist to northern NSW for our story about Amanda and Simon Britt’s house on page 42. Sydney-based Emmaly travelled to Bilambil for our shoot at the Britt family’s weatherboard home on a former dairy farm in the Tweed hinterland. “Amanda’s house is tucked away on a beautiful piece of land,” says Emmaly. “I was blown away by the outlook and how peaceful it was there — and I loved the outdoor bath!” Like Amanda, Emmaly is a keen collector of pieces that evoke memories. “Home is a feeling — any space can be made a home with the people and things you love.” When asked about holiday plans, Emmaly says: “Summer is my favourite time of year. I like to get down the NSW South Coast in…

3 Min.
your page

A BRIGHT FUTURE I’ve just finished reading Annabelle Hickson’s column in the Christmas issue over lunch and couldn’t help but say a big ‘Thank you’ out loud. My partner and I are young farmers and have often discussed our frustration at the way farmers are invariably depicted as ‘battlers’ in Australian culture. Unfortunately, this mentality undermines the high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism that the running of an agricultural enterprise demands. As a vet, I’ve also been concerned by the romanticism in the media of drought stories featuring starving animals that don’t accurately reflect the majority of the ag sector. So thank you for writing about savvy business people over baked beans receiving victims! If nothing else, I think that while the future of farming is in the hands of…

3 Min.
community spirit

“THIS IS SO much more than lunch,” said my friend Michelle as we finished our desserts at a long table set in a clearing in a native plant nursery, surrounded by finches and wrens and honey-eaters darting in and out of the bottlebrush and gums. About 100 people of all ages had come to the Red Cross fundraiser at the pristine Mole River valley near Tenterfield. Children were welcomed and encouraged to run around. I did not see them for most of the day, but I could hear them screaming with joy in the distance, building castles with bales of hay as the rain gently sprinkled from the sky. The grown-ups had huddled together under a large white marquee, sipping local wine after being led into the lunch by two local farmers…

5 Min.
wine country

WINEMAKER LUKE JOLLIFFE and his wife Maree enjoy retelling their particular case of sliding doors. In 2003, Luke left Hardys Tintara at McLaren Vale, to work in vineyards in the south of Western Australia, while Maree, from Donnybrook, ventured east to take up a post at Hardys just a month later. It wasn’t until December 2006 when, in a happy twist of fate, the pair finally met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Adelaide. “It was an instant connection and we never looked back,” says Maree. “It’s a nice story; he was living where I’m from and I was living where he’s from and I made friends with his circle.” Not long after, the couple settled in Margaret River, married in 2016 and purchased their dream block at Gnarabup Beach. In…

6 Min.

weekends away NSW The Pearl Beach Shack This pet-friendly holiday retreat on the Central Coast sleeps up to 12 across a three-bedroom house and a cottage with one room. Make the most of balmy summer afternoons in the large backyard and outdoor entertaining area, or take a short stroll to the ocean for a dip. Prices average $350 per night, two-night minimum stay. stayz.com.au NSW Barn by Biota Bowral’s two-hatted Biota Dining offers luxury accommodation a short drive from the restaurant in East Kangaloon. Set on 40 hectares, the bespoke two-bedroom loft sleeps four. Plan ahead to attend one of the twice-monthly communal dinners at Barn, hosted on a Friday night. Offered as a two-night stay from $280 per night. barnbybiota.com for wine lovers SA Shakespeare in the Vines at Seppeltsfield, January 26th Take…