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Dateless Style & Contemporary Elegance

Fashion, fads and trends can be seductive and very hard to escape, pervading all popular media and seeping into our subconscious. The extremes and mistakes of fashion in clothing, food, cars, and other products can be easily discarded each new season or when out of date. This is all part of our throwaway society. Architecture…
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New Look for a 50s Classic

“The best result is when you have a house that the client feels that they have designed and that strongly reflects who they are”, architect Troy Zwart. Renovating your house is a proven strategy to build wealth and quality of life at the same time. Renovators can achieve their dream home without incurring money on…
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Good Morning Listeners

He may not have a golden microphone but radio announcer Richard King is one of the Hunter’s highly regarded and known broadcasters. Richard King’s bedside alarm goes off at 2.50am every week day morning. While the radio broadcaster has been onthe- air for more than four decades, it’s the past seven years at the Sandgate…
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A Home Like No Other

One of the most prestigious and picturesque corners of Bolwarra is the open wetland area looking over the green pastures of the nearby turf farms which stretch along the river front. The lagoon is frequented by countless species such as migratory birds, black swans, freckled ducks, even flocks of seagulls retreating from a windy day…
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Valley Views Forever

This character filled residence offers a calming ambience within and outside. Peaceful rolling hills, stunning mountain vista and a functional design which would make anyone feel right at home. There’s a wonderful lifestyle opportunity awaiting a lucky couple in tranquil Lambs Valley, a peaceful enclave, yet highly sought-after location, boasting magnificent mountain views all within…
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Spotlight on Warners Bay

The picturesque lakeside haven of Warners Bay is located at the northern end of Lake Macquarie, which is the largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere and is one of its hidden gems. Warners Bay offers a delightful mix of boutique and fashion shopping, a bustling café culture, and a lively dining scene combined with…
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Derek’s Legacy

When you lose a loved one very rarely can something positive be taken out of the situation. But for one Hunter Valley family, they have honoured the life of their son, husband and father by raising funds, to try to find a cure for the cruel disease that took his life, brain cancer. Derek Kerry…
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The Creator of Reborn Babies

When Cathy Brady was a young girl she didn’t really own many dolls. But for the past 16 years the East Maitland woman has literally been surrounded by them after embarking on a chance career as a reborn baby doll artist. For those who have never come across them before, “reborn” babies are soft vinyl…
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Experience the Amazing LC500

Lexus Australia has tasked James Patterson, one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, to review the LC 500 exclusively for Australian audiences and to describe the visceral experience of driving an LC. The LC 500 features stunning design and performance, housing an all-new dynamic platform, a 5.0-litre V8 engine and the world’s first 10-…
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With Love, from Marrakech, Morocco

During a four-week study sabbatical in April and May of this year, I had the rare privilege, and pleasure, to visit some truly inspiring gardens and homes in Morocco. Some were public gardens, but many were private, and enjoying exclusive access to these, with the designers and owners was immensely rewarding, inspiring and educational. When I arrive in Marrakech…
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