MP Skin Check

It's not a stretch to say that we're all familiar with the "slip, slop, slap" message; however, new research says the risk of skin damage under the sun's rays must be taken more seriously. In a world-first study, researchers from the ANU and NZIWAR found that, on average, regions like the Mornington Peninsula and cities like Melbourne only experienced two days a year where there wasn't enough UV to get sun damage. Two days! They found that even if the UV index is low and if you're outside for more than 15 minutes... you're at risk. Making sure you prioritise a skin check is just as important as a health check.

Little Alpaca

Trudy Baker's 'Little Alpaca' boutique is almost as endearing as the collections of wonderfully soft luxury fibres she stocks. To us, it's a one-stop natural fibre destination. It's the kind of store that specialises in original products with traditional craftsmanship designed by true creatives, and that's what makes it tick. Trudy stocks elegant, hand crafted women's & men's fashions. All products are made with the highest of standards. The fibres in the shop are always soft and easily worn against the skin, and you will find alpaca, merino, possum, cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton, and linen.

Beach Retreat

Marrying striking architecture and enviable positioning within paces of South Beach, this striking four-bedroom home offers all the spoils of seaside living for permanent residents or holidaymakers alike. Gazing out across the Western Port coastline and a cobalt expanse of the bay, the spacious two-storey design flaunts elegant living areas on both levels, while a dedicated dining zone beneath a high cathedral ceiling is flanked by tall sliding glass doors opening to an entertainer’s balcony back dropped by the bay.

World Wellness Weekend at Peninsula Hot Springs

On Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd September, guests at Peninsula Hot Springs will be immersed in a unique program of experiences with their wellness journey and bathe package (available on this weekend only). The program will include everything from yoga and Pilates classes to sound bathing meditation; body clay workshops to forest bathing walks; tea ceremonies to demonstrations in their 'Fire & Ice' area.

Jackalope Hotel

Set on the site of Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope is a contemporary, cutting edge hotel that is already an award winner (Gourmet Traveller recently named Jackalope as Hotel of the Year, New Hotel of the Year and Regional Hotel of the Year). Not a bad achievement considering the property only opened its doors in April this year.

A sanctuary for book lovers

Upon stepping through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery you will feel the cosy calm wash over you. A sanctuary for book lovers, Antipodes’ purpose is to find and champion stories – those that enrich our lives, those that surprise and those that delight. There are other treasures to discover at Antipodes, too: beautiful Australian craft, art and jewellery and carefully curated exhibitions.