Autumn is arguably when the Sunraysia region really shines. It’s warm but not too hot, the sky’s blue and the outdoors still beckon. This issue is filled with ideas to inspire you to make the most of the days before the crispness of winter creeps in.
The Cullulleraine Music Festival is just around the corner and we’ve had a chat with organisers, to find out what’s planned for 2020 - if you haven’t been to the event before, this might be the year to secure your tickets and head lakeside in April.
In every edition of Mildura Living Magazine, we introduce you to some of the interesting people who call, or have called, this region home and the autumn issue continues to uncover the gems and their unique stories.
We meet David and Margaret Stephens, who spent eight years travelling around the world in their Landrover and discover how the experience changed them. We also drop in on the new Head Chef
of The Bistro in Mildura to find out what’s brought her to Mildura and what diners can expect in her menu. We pay homage to some of the characters who helped build the foundations of Mildura and captured its history as they did so.
With fires devouring so much of our country over summer, we thought it would be timely to reintroduce you to the beauty of Kangaroo Island. Like so many tourist ‘hot-spots’, KI has been impacted by the bush fires and they’re now looking to everyone for help to get them back on their feet.
As always we have stories about what is produced regionally, to tempt you and brighten your dinner plate, great reads, easy new looks to refresh your home and fashion ideas to put some European ‘wow-factor’ into your wardrobe. So grab a coffee, find a quiet place to put your feet up and discover some of the magic that makes Sunraysia
a great place to visit and an even better place to live.
Summer is the time to enjoy light, fresh, locally grown produce with family and friends. Whether you favour formal gatherings, or the relaxed outdoor get together, we have recipes that will make an impression on your dinner table, so get ready to be inspired.
Summer is also the time when you might have a few days to stop and simply enjoy life and there’s no better time to get out and explore your own backyard. We have some tips on what to do if you want to be a tourist in your own town.
For the lazy days, we have great new reading suggestions and for those with a fashion focus, there are stunning summer looks to add some spark to your Christmas and New Year’s wardrobe.
As always, in this issue, you will meet fascinating locals, some with quirky interests, impressive gardens and importantly, some with great stories to tell.
From all the team here at Mildura Living, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. We look forward to continuing to share the stories of our region with you in 2020