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- 01/23/11--13:32: _A Mt Compass “Cup” ...
- 02/19/11--21:49: _Pheasant Veronique:
- 02/20/11--19:48: _New Year’s Day 2011
- 02/20/11--19:50: _The Essence of Pers...
- 02/20/11--19:56: _Some days are stones-1
- 03/08/11--04:52: _Feminism fails girl...
- 03/08/11--14:43: _“It’s a big story f...
- 03/08/11--17:39: _The Cullen
- 03/10/11--20:53: _HOUSE OF STICKS
- 03/20/11--16:16: _The Art of Living F...
- 04/02/11--22:02: _Love survives “mine...
- 04/03/11--18:55: _Relay for life
- 04/03/11--19:03: _Diane von Furstenberg
- 04/22/11--06:20: _Vale Jackson
- 04/28/11--03:07: _Family Fun When Fel...
- 05/02/11--07:47: _Fleurieu – a Treasu...
- 05/02/11--17:39: _Forever Faithfull
- 05/02/11--18:45: _Chicken Liver Pate ...
- 05/03/11--06:29: _Food fit for a chef
- 01/23/11--13:32: A Mt Compass “Cup” of a different kind:
- 02/19/11--21:49: Pheasant Veronique:
- 02/20/11--19:48: New Year’s Day 2011
- 02/20/11--19:50: The Essence of Personal Style
- 02/20/11--19:56: Some days are stones-1
- 03/08/11--04:52: Feminism fails girl in the telephone box
- 03/08/11--14:43: “It’s a big story from a little finger”.
- 03/08/11--17:39: The Cullen
- 03/10/11--20:53: HOUSE OF STICKS
- 03/20/11--16:16: The Art of Living Fearlessly
- 04/02/11--22:02: Love survives “minefield” of marriages
- 04/03/11--18:55: Relay for life
- 04/03/11--19:03: Diane von Furstenberg
- 04/22/11--06:20: Vale Jackson
- 04/28/11--03:07: Family Fun When Felicia Turns 40
- 05/02/11--07:47: Fleurieu – a Treasury of Tourist Treats
- 05/02/11--17:39: Forever Faithfull
- 05/02/11--18:45: Chicken Liver Pate by Chef Jean Pierre Rival
- 05/03/11--06:29: Food fit for a chef
He was nimble enough as a slim, small waiter delivering a tray of coffees and cake, but it was bandy legs which hinted at a former life in the saddle. And there were other telltale signs too. Barry Gottfried wore a fancy, expensive cowboy’s belt, which seems incongruous in the setting – serving tables on […]
What do we cook to celebrate our wedding anniversary dinner? Something grand for just the two of us to be served on the terrace at twilight overlooking the River Murray, which is fast flowing past our rental accommodation right now. The answer comes as we approach Mt Compass where we usually buy venison. But today, […]
The new year begins with ham and eggs on hot, buttered muffins for breakfast at our Hindmarsh Island home before we take our friends on a tourist drive of Goolwa over the bridge from where we live. Goolwa is a river port, the last town before the River Murray reaches the sea, and on New […]
How hard it is to define one’s personal style, yet British author, Kirsty Gunn in her best-selling book 44 Things: A Year of Life at Home captures her step-mother, Irene so beautifully in the following vibrant extract. “The woman who talks long into the nights and days, apartment and her flowers shining out around her, […]
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011, 2pm: Not a good day. I am in the doctor’s surgery with my French/Australian husband, Olivier, who has been treated for prostatitis, an infection of the prostate gland. It has not responded to antibiotic treatment since before Christmas and here we are to find out why. There is some beating around […]
International Women’s Day, when we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, calls to mind an incident yesterday. I had called into a supermarket close to the controversial The Parks Community Centre in Mansfield Park, one of Adelaide’s western suburbs where the Westwood inner urban housing redevelopment is transforming large tracts of public […]
Monday, January 24. In one of the Beatles’ popular songs, there is a line “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans’’, and this captures the terror of today. We are sitting in another doctor’s surgery – this time, a renowned Adelaide neurosurgeon. He is the doctor who operated successfully on our […]
They are the last three days of a dismal summer and we are in Melbourne living a lesson in style at the zany boutique hotel, The Cullen. It is one of the new Art Series hotels, strategically placed on Commercial Road, Prahran, opposite the famous market and a block from fashionable Chapel Street. However, the […]
One of the great joys of life is to watch manifest all of the dreaming, planning and myriad decision-making as our new Belair home rises seemingly magically from its slab. We live at Hindmarsh Island on Fleurieu Peninsula, and distance keeps us from the site, so when we come to Adelaide we dash to Belair […]
Happenstance is an intangible thing. However, I find our mantra for living well with cancer in the most unlikely of places – The Cullen Hotel room where a colourful card had been left as a welcome message. Typically, on the outside is a signature sketch by Adam Cullen of his dog, Growler and inside is […]
Bride-to-be Philipa Charlesworth, of Goolwa, exudes all the joy of a first-time bride as she shows off the exquisite Pacific-island design of her wedding gown which she will wear in Tongo in June. Yet, it is the fifth time she will marry. And she gushes about her sweetheart like a teenager in the throes of […]
My son, Tyson, who lost his dad in November, and his wife Vanessa are doing something very special. They have mounted a Relay For Life team raising funds for The Cancer Council of South Australia and have raised more than $1000 with sponsorship and the hard work of fund-raising. Vanessa has cooked trays of honey […]
Here is a gem of wisdom about design from evergreen fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. “There is design and there is art. Good design is total harmony. There is no better design than nature. If you look at a branch or a leaf, it is perfect. It is all function. Art is different. It is […]
How valuable it is to listen to others because, my friend Jayne, told me how to say goodbye to our beloved funny, fluffy small dog, Jackson. “Take him in your arms, Nadine’,’’ she said. “Whatever you do, don’t just leave him with the vet because he will feel abandoned at that last moment.’’ So, my […]
News that princess-in-waiting, Kate Middleton is staying in a hotel surrounded by her family and close friends before her Royal wedding, reminds me of my own family’s humble hotel experience. Daughter No. 2, Felicia was throwing a 40th birthday in Melbourne at Mosq, a popular Moroccan restaurant close to our zany hotel, The Cullen. She […]
Sometimes it takes someone from overseas to come to the state to confirm what we have always known that South Australia really is the best tourist destination in Australia.. Last weekend renowned tourism identities Rodney Twiss and his wife Regina and Alan and Diane Colton hosted tourism VIP Angelika Wegner, who represents our state’s tourism […]
Marianne Faithfull must surely be feline because she has lived many lives to emerge in her later years a revered musical artist. Six years ago when I was the celebrity columnist at The Advertiser in Adelaide, I interviewed Marianne Faithfull, who was in Adelaide for a one-night performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre. I was honestly […]
Ingredients: 500 gr cleaned chicken livers, marinated for a few hours in mix of 200ml port, garlic, 1 large onion, salt and pepper, bayleaves. Everything goes into a steamer for 20 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK because livers must be pink inside. Strain all the livers and keep the juice, but take out the bayleaves, place […]
Renowned Adelaide French-born chef Jean-Pierre Rival knows how to throw a fabulous party and his recent 55th birthday naturally revolved around food and music. JP, as he is affectionately known, is the head chef at the Hahndorf Old Mill and much of his leisure time is spent as First Tenor with the Adelaide Male Voice […]