Categories Archives: Features

April/May 2014.

A creative family builds a stunning Mittagong home, Burlesque booker’s new Highlands venture, Brendan Nelson: Our man at the memorial, Meet bestselling author Terry hayes … all in the current issue Highlife magazine is a glossy, high quality magaz ...

Trashed, then treasured.

Weaver Brooke Munro and woodworker Colin Munro work as Mr and Mrs Munro, foraging from the land for objects to create their work. The couple, who will join other local artisans at the inaugural Burrawang Designers and Artisans Festival, tell Melissa Reid ...

Worth the wait.

It is said that the best things in life are worth waiting for, and it’s certainly true when it comes to the wonderful flavours produced by slow cooking. Some of these recipes will take time, but they will fill your home with the warmth and delicious aro ...

Jimmy Barnes at home in Berrima.

‘Rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ and ‘quiet country life’ aren’t phrases that naturally sit together, but there’s an unknown side to the man who has sung the soundtrack to many Australians’ lives. In an unprecedented interview, fellow Berrima resi ...

The view from Jabiru.

Mike and Marian Rose didn’t set out to build a Highlands home but were won over by a property with extraordinary views. They’ve since created Jabiru, a luxurious haven for themselves and visiting family, which includes a renovated chapel. The property ...

Hedging your best.

Rich soil and reliable rain mean the eight-year-old garden at South Acres is doing so well, its gardener spends more time pruning than planting. John Stowar discovers a beautiful structured garden where hedging plays a starring role When the owners of S ...

Horses with drive.

Carriage driving sounds like a demure pastime, but is an exciting, action-packed sport. James Cockington speaks to Bundanoon carriage drivers Trevor and Sheryl Leibowitz about a sport that, until recently, included Prince Philip as a participant. Carriage ...

Vision splendid.

Alexia Sinclair’s lavish photography inspires such excitement that 40 volunteers from around the world jumped at the chance to work with her on a project in Sweden. She tells Deborah McIntosh how she creates her elaborate work – and why she’s got h ...

raising the barre.

Running a ballet school in the Highlands wasn’t at the forefront of the minds of Lucinda Bensoussan and Angus Wilmot when they returned home from dancing in Europe two and a half years ago. The young siblings performed with prestigious Cannes Jeune Ball ...

Susan and her showgirls.

Highland cows first interrupted Susan Elder’s life on the morning of her wedding, when her father received news that his first Highland bull was to be delivered to St Marys station at midday. He swiftly informed his wife that he would need to skip the ...