It’s winter on the Mornington Peninsula and there’s nothing better than finding a welcome escape from the wild weather. Step through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery and feel the cosy calm wash over you.
Many tired, over civilised people are beginning to discover that escaping from the daily grind of city life and heading to the maritime environment of the Peninsula is a very good thing. George Santayana once said that the earth has music for those who listen and to those who listen Villa Floretti is nirvana - a secret find amongst five private acres of heavenly colour in the middle of beautiful and rural Boneo.
The Tully’s complex is set on many acres, offering a relaxed shopping experience with farm like charm. The produce store is a series of food zones; with fresh fruit and vegetables - which they pride themselves on - continental deli, gourmet grocer, butcher & seafood and other speciality items including flowers & artisan breads.
Walking into Bentons Rd Veterinary Clinic, you immediately feel at ease, and that is exactly the feeling that Dr Kelly Halls and her team have worked very hard to create. They want both the humans and the animals that visit their clinic to feel comfortable, and for it to be a stress free experience for all creatures, great and small.
Summer for Kathy and Bernie from The Red Hill Kitchen in Flinders means: harvesting potatoes, rhubarb, garlic & zucchinis. Planting corn, beans, pumpkins & tying up the tomatoes! It also means keeping busy servicing their many customers who serve their famous condiments on the peninsula and tucking into the beautiful array of foods they put through winter which include olives, salami, preserved lemons etc.
Owners Lana and Ben Smith have created a beautiful store sprinkled with uptown homewares made by artists and craftspeople around Australia that have inspired them. Yes they actually know the people behind the brands! Some are unique, some are eclectic and we’re sure you would agree that most would belong in your home. The main point of difference with The Artisan Storeroom is the quality hardwood furniture on display; made with recycled, reclaimed and milled Australian timbers and steel - all made by hand, with sweat in Ben’s manshed.
What does summer mean to the people who work or visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm? If you could bottle the excitement an adult or child has when they first lay their eyes on fresh season berries & fruit at the farmgate you could power the world with happiness.
Welcome to the Red Hill Lavender Farm and Distillery. Come to explore, stay, celebrate & relax. The farm is a truly unique getaway. The Farmhouse – as it’s known - is designed to accommodate couples, families and friends in comfort and style.
Summer is the buzz of the alfresco scene in Red Hill or the scrumptious aromas wafting over the vines from neighbouring properties. Summer is the scent of gums on the Merricks Trail, the smell of wildflowers on surrounding farms or the summer breeze touching your face whilst your bathing in the glow of afternoons sunlight.
Summer is the time for friends to gather around a feast, to tell stories, laugh and share in the beautiful experiences that bind our lives together. Summer is also time for the beach, for pool parties and for doing absolutely nothing on a full tummy.
It’s the caring people that change the world - the ones that want to improve things. Jude and Sarah are the people we’re talking about - the driving force behind Olieve & Olie, a hand made soap and olive oil skin care range originally started in their studio in St. Andrews Beach and now located at a purpose built production facility in the heart of Rosebud West.
The first of two preview dinners commences in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Commonfolk Coffee. Highlights include five rounds of brews and chews, with dishes like snapper crudo, wood roasted prawns, and lamb shoulder, all served with select MP hops.