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Janine Pittaway

Eat & Drink
31/07/2018

Sisters are Brewing it for Themselves

The production of beer and spirits is an age-old tradition, and beer’s even said to be the world’s oldest drink, produced and consumed in every corner of the world. Although it’s been recorded that women have been brewing beer since ancient times, brewing has been…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
30/07/2018

Celebrating International Lighthouse Day

It's International Lighthouse Day on Saturday August 18th, so to celebrate, get a close-up of two of the region's stunning historical maritime buildings. With unforgettable views, a history of shipwrecks, and a chance to spot migrating whales, you won't regret the experience! Janine Pittaway spoke…
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Arts & Wellbeing
18/07/2018

Winter Woollies

Winter provides the perfect opportunity to wrap up in layers of gorgeous wool clothing, don your beanie and gumboots and enjoy the great outdoors. And if you find yourself short, the region has you covered (literally). Spool & Spindle is a gorgeous Margaret River shop…
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Arts & Wellbeing
29/05/2018

Escape to your own Private Luxury this Winter

Love a bit of spontaneity in your life? Dream of whisking your partner off for a surprise getaway, heading south with the girls or treating your family to a luxury break for a milestone celebration? Winter gives visitors to the Margaret River Region more time…
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Arts & Wellbeing
19/03/2018

Margaret River Region Open Studios Spreads its Creative Wings

In just five years, Margaret River Region Open Studios has become Australia’s largest open art studios event. It returns in April with more artists participating than ever before.  More than 130 artists will open their studios from April 28 - May 13, inviting art lovers…
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Wine & Wineries
05/12/2017

A vintage winery with unexpected surprises

They say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch. Clairault Streicker Wines are doing some great things, quietly going about the business of making fantastic wines, but also creating a terrific visitor experience. For more than 40 years, the Clairault Streicker Estate has produced…
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Active & Adventure
06/11/2017

Keeping Vacay Fit

Holidays provide a time to relax, slow down and enjoy a bit of indulging but it’s also possible to maintain an exercise regime and still have fun. I asked experienced local trainers and gym owners Katie Carmichael from KT Personal Training in Dunsborough and Margaret…
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Nature & Environment
21/09/2017

Discover the Wine Chapel at Howard Park Winery

A chapel is traditionally a place for quiet contemplation, prayer or meeting like-minded people. This chapel is much more! Since opening in August 2014, The Wine Chapel at Howard Park Winery has celebrated weddings, hosted exclusive lunches and dinners, witnessed private wine tastings, overseen intimate…
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Eat & Drink
21/06/2017

The Stars Align

The Margaret River region is drawing culinary stars like a magnet from all over the world. Janine Pittaway meets a couple of them. You know the Margaret River region is truly on the map for quality food experiences when accomplished Spanish and French chefs like…
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food by the chef
Eat & Drink
15/06/2017

Cooking on Gas

Why not brush up on your culinary skills while you’re on holiday in the Margaret River region? Janine Pittaway puts together her list of the best behind the pots and pans. Winter gives us time to slow down and enjoy indoor pursuits that feed the…
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