WHAT A SPECIAL TIME
Noosa locals and visitors to the region were recently given the honour of being the first people in Australia to see the brand new, ultra-chic, McLaren, that was shipped directly from England into Australia and then trucked to the Mantra French Quarter in Hastings Street, where it presided centre stage with the latest Aston Martin DB11 and Rolls-Royce Wraith.
The luxury vehicles were on display in a 'Best of British' one-off event - held over four fabulous days in front of the French Quarter, and included a sensational VIP cocktail party hosted in and around the vehicles on the Thursday night.
This event was a huge coup for Noosa, and thanks had to be given the Queensland dealership owner Steve Kelly, Paul Hewitt and James Staniforth, who asked for our assistance in putting this monumental event together. Our thanks also go to all those who assisted in the success of the event, Mantra French Quarter body corporate and management; Tom Offermann Real Estate; and French Quarter boutiques, Toscani, Bowery 475, D’Albo and Poeta on Hastings; as well as Locale Noosa, who all participated in this unique and highly successful event. Be sure to watch for our full coverage of the ‘Best of British' event in our Winter issue.
This season the town is hopping with Easter and the school holidays in full swing, and Noosa Food & Wine 2016 set to ignite the senses of foodies around the region.
Our city’s chefs have been hard at work designing new Autumn menus to showcase the region's prolific supply of 'farm fresh' produce...on the plate. And of course, come May we will once again have a rush of dedicated foodies in town for Noosa Food & Wine 2016. Our local chefs will be cooking up a storm alongside an exciting line-up of visiting chefs, who will be taking full advantage of their time in Noosa, to hit the beach and dine on our fabulous seafood and produce.
And, be sure to check out our beautiful cookbook feature and recipes that you can make at home this season as well.
This issue we introduce you to several different locals and sea-changers. We talk to Sandy Bolton, longtime Noosa Councillor and all-round fun lady, whose lineage of strong women offers a success story for young women everywhere to emulate.
We also took a scenic drive to Archer's Field recently for a 'Wings around the World' fund-raising event for young Sunshine Coast pilot Lachlan Smart, who is all set to become the world's youngest solo pilot to fly a single engine plane around the world. You'll find his journey from skateboard to pilot exceptional.
We also introduce you to Chris de Aboitiz and his travelling, surfing companions, who help garner interest and publicity in the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted dogs. Chris's passion for changing people's perception of our canine companions is inspirational.
This is a powerhouse of an issue - you may need a drink.
Eat, drink, read, dream and enjoy...
What more could you need…
...Noosa offers a diverse and wonderful experience for everyone who visits. The region has an array of beachfront towns and hinterland communities with a relaxed and casual lifestyle, leaving you wanting more.
...Noosa’s beauty is unmatched and so is its selection of accommodation options. With a stunning array of choices from stylish high-end luxury holiday houses and breathtaking apartments to family-friendly units, hotels and motels, boutique cottages, B&Bs, backpacker resorts, retreats, houseboats and caravans, Noosa has something to offer for every visitor. Out favourites at Noosa STYLE are Outrigger Little Hastings St. Resort and Sheraton Noosa both right in the action at Noosa Heads and also Rimini by the River in Noosaville.
More for you to do…
...Surrounded by beach, river, hinterland and national parks, the Noosa region offers an amazing range of activities, adventures, tours or programs in beautiful natural settings – or find somewhere to relax and soak in the surrounds. If you love nature and the outdoors, Noosa is a perfect destination with unspoilt beaches, stunning national parks, excellent fishing, diving and so many other outdoor adventure activities.
...Noosa is also home to many superb day spas and retreats for those wanting a more relaxed and chilled-out experience.
Time to indulge…
...It is no wonder the Noosa region is renowned for its award-winning restaurants and cafes, with an abundance of fresh, local and delectable produce prepared by dedicated and experienced chefs.
From casual, alfresco dining and first-class restaurants to pubs and cafes, intimate bars and produce markets, a culinary experience is guaranteed on any visit to the Noosa region. There's something for all tastes, from riverfront restaurants to Hastings Street and along the beachfront, throughout the hinterland and in beachside villages.
Lie back & relax...
...Noosa has it covered. Place yourself in the capable hands of a masseuse, beauty therapist or yoga instructor – choose your relaxation preference. Noosa’s day spas are the oasis of unsurpassed serenity, privacy and elegance, with custom designed treatments, rejuvenating therapies and revitalising products at your fingertips. From facials and pedicures to yoga and pilates, you will be sure to leave Noosa refreshed and invigorated.
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where you will experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.
...From the naturally stylish Noosa, to the family fun of Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, to the cool and creative hinterland villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton. Any destination you choose for your Sunshine Coast holiday will fill your body, mind and soul with an enduring sense of warmth.
...Choosing where to go for your next Sunshine Coast holiday is a breeze with our four sub-regions: Noosa to Coolum, Mooloolaba to Marcoola, Caloundra to Kawana and the Hinterland. Each has its own unique flavour, while encompassing the iconic characteristics and perfect surroundings you’ll experience everywhere on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast.
Caloundra to Kawana
...Cast your mind back to a time when life was simpler, when a family beach holiday every year was the done thing. The Playground of the Sunshine Coast, in the Caloundra and Pumicestone Passage area, has retained the charm of the good old days, with a freshness that appeals to every age group. This is where you’ll find an affordable and down-to-earth place to play, unwind and spend unhurried time together.
Noosa to Coolum
...Blend nature at its most unspoilt with culture at its most refined, and you have the rarity that is Noosa and surrounds. This is the style of holiday you dream about.
Mooloolaba to Marcoola
...Mooloolaba to Marcoola is an ideal getaway in the heart of the action, with easy access to surfing beaches, rippling bays, tranquil rivers, and plenty of attractions for the whole family.
...If you long for time and space just to ‘be’, to slow down life’s hurried pace and connect with the healing power of nature, then allow yourself to be embraced by the quiet beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Sweeping coastal and country views abound here, taking your vision in new and surprising directions. The pure, organic lifestyle and the creative pursuits of the locals will inspire you to fully rest, reflect and relax in body, mind and soul.
Gympie to Cooloola
...From its white powder beaches to majestic hinterland and heritage towns, the Gympie region is a 7000 square kilometre adventure playground.
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Noosa & South East Queensland
...Noosa and South East Queensland is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. The Sunshine Coast has a diverse range of dwellers, from exclusive multi million dollar canal developments to hobby farms in the west, to gated communities. With a large number of visitors from interstate in particular AB demographic areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane the higher end of tourism has made significant contributions to the overall economy with many choosing to invest and reside in the upmarket developments. Real estate and ancillary products eg., furnishing, homewares etc. is the single largest money investment on the Sunshine Coast. Shopping in general is a huge element of modern living and the Sunshine Coast region is no exception.
...Noosa our specific target area is comprehensively covered with our unique style of distribution. The magazine is much sought after by both the visitor and local alike and is regarded as a great lifestyle source of information.
What is a lifestyle magazine…
...Diversity in content that appeals to a select targeted market though specific distribution. The diverse yet focused content of our magazines is our point of difference - we’re not regarded as a ‘social magazine’ not a ‘fashion magazine’ not a ‘real estate magazine’ but a ‘lifestyle magazine’, a magazine that appeals to its selected targeted readership, who act upon the specific style of editorial and content.
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...90% Complimentary to over 200 individual distribution points in your target market the Sunshine Coast, ensures that Noosa STYLE Living magazine reaches your intended customer. With blanket coverage from Tewantin to Mooloolaba Noosa STYLE Living also reaches key neighborhoods and gated communities.
...PLUS with the higher end of tourism Noosa STYLE Living reaches the most affluent of visitors targeted by our advertisers through our select 4, 5 and 6 star hotels and apartments
...Our content is slanted towards the more affluent reader who appreciates the style of advertiser and content that has made Noosa STYLE Living magazine the standout performer in results.
We are not a tourist magazine with children's activities etc.
...Our advertisers appreciate and acknowledge the subtlties between newspaper, tourist guides and a true LIFESTYLE magazine.
...Our advertisers know that Noosa STYLE Living is the magazine their market reads and responds to, they know that our unique distribution is the key to their results.
...Each issue contains features on food, wine, restaurants, homes & gardens, fashions & beauty, travel, motoring, theatre and the arts, as well as interviews and areas of lifestyle interest.
...Our client specific editorials are a valuable resource for both advertiser and reader. Each advertiser group is supported by special editorial or pictorial in a method which both compliments the style of the magazine and interest of the reader.
Target Audience - Readership
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