Recently I popped in to Clove Organics Cafe to have a drink with a friend. The new Spring edition of the Mildura Living Magazine was on the table and I had a quick flick through. I’ve mentioned before that I really enjoy reading this local magazine. Later in the day, I went and purchased my own copy and I had a quiet moment in the evening with a glass of red to read the magazine from cover to cover. I was thrilled to see on the front cover that they had done an article on local fashion designers Sol Hermana and looked forward to reading it. I’ve got to know Pina and Jo from Sol Hermana through the Lake Primary School as we all have children who attend there. It was a great front cover photo taken by Vision House Photography of the featured home- Castle Koorlong.
One of the headlines on the front cover also attracted my eye…”Mildura’s Marathon woman”. Considering that I have a running goal of being able to achieve a half marathon next year, I thought I could get some tips from an expert. When I read on I was inspired by Donna Campisi’s story. Donna suffered a stroke at the age of eight and she had to learn how to walk. She’s now 42 and has decided to complete the Melbourne Marathon in October!! What an amazing woman! I wish her the very best in achieving her goal.
It was also lovely to see the article on the Wooden Door Cafe and homewares, Ross and Mark should be well pleased! They have a strong following for their delicious food and beautiful homewares and gifts. It is wonderful for Irymple and the Mildura region to have this fabulous asset.
I learnt quite a bit about the history of the Mildura Airport and was reminded how grateful I am to have a regional airport close by to where I live.
Tony Langdon, an incredibly humble and unassuming man was featured in the Gardens section as he owns the Mildura Native Nursery. Many years ago we bought established trees from his nursery and were so impressed with his knowledge of plants and what would work best in the region of Mildura. It’s a lovely place just to visit as it’s like being in the bush. As Margot Mills pointed out in her story, the Lemon scented gums that are at the front entrance of the Nursery are some of the most beautiful trees I’ve seen in Mildura. They are graceful, majestic beauties.
I loved the story on Justin Tassone, a very proud and passionate local producer. I’d seen Justin (a butcher in RedCliffs) do a demonstration at the recent Wentworth Show and thought, “this man knows meat!!” Lyndall Vandenberg who I greatly admire created some delicious recipes with Justin’s Spring Lamb. I’m keen to try her Spiced Lamb Shanks.
It is a beautifully presented magazine with lots of hard work, clearly having gone into it. The team at the Mildura Living Magazine should once again, be pretty chuffed on how it turned out.
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