From the moment you drive into Ocean Eight you are guided by a feeling of symmetry - you can’t help but sense that the people behind this project must be operating on a supreme level in order to have achieved s...
Upon stepping through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery, visitors find themselves in a serene and welcoming space, where beautiful things abound. Jane and the well-read staff are always pleased to rec...
We’re not sure if this will be considered a statement or a confession – but we quite like a gin. Gin and tonic to be precise with a twist of lemon and plenty of ice but this story is not about this, it’s about ...
Immerse yourself in the uncontrived working space of artist Jennifer Buntine. Charming and cosy describe this intimate gallery and studio located in the heart of Red Hill. Forget grandiose entrances, perfectly landscaped gardens and minimalist gallery interiors.
Orchard Keepers is the charming name given to a historic Red Hill property that sits under the shade of a giant Sequoia tree nestled amongst beautiful established gardens. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards with stunning views to Western Port Bay, the property has been lovingly transformed by its keepers Poss and Mark Sampieri.
Oscar Wilde once said, ‘A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.’
The olive trees on Sue and Greg O’Donoghue’s farm take three years to bear fruit, but when they do, one tree can provide up to 35 kilograms of olives. Similarly, patience and passion are key ingredients to bringing a big idea to life.
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is a catchment point for much of this creative expression, and a place where people gather to celebrate works from local, national and international artists, as well as take part in some other fun activities.
We want to tell you about an accommodation facility that’s not open to the general public because, well, this place embodies the basic community spirit that we want to celebrate and preserve on the Peninsula. Since opening in 1989, Presentation Family Centre in Balnarring has given accommodation and support to tens of thousands of people including victims of domestic violence, financially disadvantaged families, those suffering physical or mental ill health, and refugees.
City people are always rushing about from this to that and connecting more with electronics than each other, but even coastal life can sweep you up in the busy-ness of modern daily business. To retreat, rejuvenate, rebalance and reconnect to the essence of being present is the fuel stop we often need.
Justine McNamara’s paintings capture idyllic moments; images that are immediately accessible to anyone who has lived or holidayed on the Mornington Peninsula or, indeed, any bay or coastline. Striking and lucid, yet dreamlike imagery evokes strong memories of, yearnings for – or both – simple luxuries.