Little Pocket of Europe

Head chef Neil Cunningham imbues a new Coldstream restaurant with his natural enthusiasm and passion for good food. Turning into the driveway at Meletos, Australia disappears and suddenly I’m in mid-Europe. Wide gravelled drive, vines to my left, apple orchards to my right, and a French-style farmhouse in front of Read more…

Ties That Bind

Rich in family history, a former dairy farm turned olive grove has everlasting appeal. As a teenager, Scott Lawrance couldn’t wait to leave his family’s dairy farm in Yea. So it’s interesting how this well-travelled design-based account director, who has worked for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue Australia Read more…

Big Business – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

The owners of Yarra Glen’s phenomenally successful chocolaterie have entrepreneurial spirit running in their veins. Leanne Neeland laughs as she recalls her introduction, at the age of 18, to the cut-throat economics of running a small business. “I enjoyed eating and entertaining so I thought I would start a catering business Read more…