Categories Archives: Magazine

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 ...

Homes.

French Influence at Mt Robertson Farm Mt Robertson Farm sits proudly atop a well grassed slope leading down to a heart shaped (by accident rather than design) dam. Its strong sandstone walls could be seen as severe, but are beautifully softened by hedges, ...

Gardening.

Gardening Features These are feature stories on some beautiful gardens in the Southern Highlands. We haven’t included every garden we’ve ever visited but it is an Editor’s selection of some favourites. It is regularly updated so please c ...

Interviews.

Frank Conroy: From Boardroom to Broadcasting Studio It’s a giant leap from the lofty boardrooms of Sydney’s CBD to the shoestring studio of a community radio station in the Southern Highlands, but it’s one that Frank Connroy, a former he ...

Restaurants.

Treating customers like Royalty Jason Bailey closed his first Thai restaurant in Mittagong and went to Thailand for two years to study at the Blue Elephant Royal Thai Cooking School in Bangkok to ensure he was able to cook authentic Thai. Now he’s back ...

Recipes.

Plannig a party,dinner party for friends or a family get together? Click on a button below for inspiration…                                       ...

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 ...