David Bicknell, Chief Winemaker at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, has received one of the Australian wine industry’s most prestigious awards. Mr Bicknell was awarded the Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year 2017 at Adelaide's National Wine Centre on September 23. The independent and distinguished judging panel, led by Chairman of Judges Peter Forrestal, comprised Huon … Continue Reading ››
Mim Kocher is a mixed media sculptures artist based in Healesville. She is opening up her studio to visitors and we were intrigued with her colourful and creative sculptures. We wanted to know more about what she does.
Mim, can you please tell us about your creative process?I am often asked where I get my ideas … Continue Reading ››
One of our favourite chefs, Kelvin Shaw from Warrandyte's Altair Restaurant, opened up about what he likes to get up to on his days off.
Food, a chef's best friendWe’re a unique breed – chefs – we will happily spend our weekends and days off immersing ourselves in food. One might ask how this differs to … Continue Reading ››
The Beautiful Room and Yarra Valley & Ranges Country Life magazine held a special event on June 16 for a private audience, called Conversations with Creatives. Creative Director Sophie Whitwell invited the six guests to individually join her on "the couch" to discuss being creatively minded. Think Oprah's couch but classier...where Sophie interviewed her guests about … Continue Reading ››