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Author: Jen Holdsworth

Coastal Style: Winner in Bicheno

Earlier this week, we published an article about Shopping in Bicheno which included this snippet about Coastal Style… If you’re like me and you allocate very little time to the latest fashion trends, you can always go shopping in Bicheno for clothes. And accessories. And homewares. All in the one shop; appropriately called Coastal Style. Judging by the hive of activity during our visit, this is THE place to be seen on the east coast of Tasmania. Coastal Style: A Chain Reaction Now that mention might seem like a tiny gesture; and it’s just the sort of thing we...

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Cascade Gardens: South Hobart Serenity

How’s the serenity? That’s how Dale Kerrigan described his ideal family holiday destination in the 1997 movie “The Castle”. Well Dale, Think Tasmania has found another lovely place for a family to sit back and embrace the serenity: the Cascade Gardens. Spring Has Sprung: Cascade Gardens by Jen Holdsworth At the foothills of Mount Wellington is the very well known, iconic Tasmanian Cascade Brewery. But did you also know of the beautiful Cascade Gardens, with BBQ facilities, a lovely playground, a running creek and sweeping lush lawns set in a woodland setting? All this, and less than 5kms from...

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Stephanie Alexander: on the School Bus

Mention Stephanie Alexander OAM, and your first thought is good food, great recipes and divine recipe books. Well, how about combining that with: children, schools, gardens, cooking, passion, teaching, learning and sharing? Mix it all around and out comes the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, a wonderful organisation led by a team of passionate, dedicated people committed to teaching children to grow and learn through gardening and cooking. Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation by Jen Holdsworth The foundation was established by Stephanie in 2004, after a successful Stephanie Alexander Gardening Program at Collingwood College, Victoria in 2001. Now here...

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The Art of Tea: Tasmanian Blends

Come in, I’ll pop the kettle on. It’s funny how the humble teapot can represent comfort, happiness and joy; the company of friends, sharing stories of grief, anger and sadness. But drinking tea is also a symbol of solitude, silence, reflection and a sensory experience. In fact, drinking tea has become an art form. And Tasmanian business The Art of Tea has taken it to a whole new level. The Art of Tea: Samantha Brown by Jen Holdsworth Back in 2000, The Art of Tea was established as a family-run, home based business with 12 tea blends. They started...

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Signal Station Brasserie: Simply Beautiful

It’s marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes, and see the beauty around you. Open our eyes we did, and found on our doorstep and only minutes from Hobart, a room with a view. The Signal Station Brasserie is surrounded by a beautiful natural bushland setting, with the most spectacular views of Hobart and beyond, all the way down the D’Entrecastreaux Channel, across to Port Arthur and up the Derwent River to Cadburys. Signal Station Brasserie Words by Jen Holdsworth and Photos by Blanche Sayers The day gave us a mystical view: clearing mist with the sun...

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