Nature’s Palette Covered in the News


Further to my earlier post about Bowral artist Elizabeth Young and the opening of her exhibition in Goulburn – Nature’s Palette – the Southern Highlands News covered the exhibition.

Here is a link if you are interested in reading:

South Hill Gallery exhibition

Elizabeth Young in her Bowral studio with one of the paintings she will exhibit at the South Hill Gallery. Photo by Megan Drapalski


Nature’s Palette Opens in Style


Bowral resident Elizabeth Young found success in Goulburn with the opening of her exhibition Nature’s Palette on Saturday at South Hill Gallery. Director of Goulburn’s Regional Gallery Jane Cush, officially opened the exhibition, which goes until Sunday, 26 October.

For those wanting to visit, Goulburn is only 45 minute drive south from the Highlands. Well worth the trip. Here are a few pics from the opening.

For more details about Nature’s Palette, see my earlier post:

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Tulip Time hits Bowral


With Tulip Time well underway in Bowral, spring fever is in the air. The famous Tulip Time Parade is on today through the main street in Bowral at 3pm. Get along to see it – it really is special. It is when Southern Highlands community spirit is in full bloom as well!

In keeping with the the spring theme, my garden is also getting into the spirit, so I thought I’d share some of the colour with you.

Biota and Eshalot awarded hats in the 2013 Good Good Guide


My taste buds always get excited when The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide comes out. The 2013 list has just been released this week with Biota Dining (Bowral) receiving two hats and Eschalot (Berrima) receiving one hat. Biota also received an award for sustainability.

The Good Food Guide reviewers also dished on their favourite finds, with two mentions for the Southern Highlands.

Longest drive for great French food

To Berrima for Eschalot’s parisienne gnocchi made on choux pastry dough sauced with beurre noisette.

Most surprising (and best regional, for me)

”Lon” John Dory and steamed pandanus leaf with lime-flavoured tapioca jelly at Classical Thai Cravings, Mittagong.

Sadly, Classical Thai Cravings closed its doors suddenly a few months ago, with the owners returning to Thailand for family reasons. It was a regular favourite of mine.

Where did Cotton On in Bowral go?


I seem to be having a lot of traffic coming here looking for info on Cotton On in Bowral. The building it was in has now been flattened. It would be a shame to lose it already – great for kids clothes!

The official response from Cotton On:

“Unfortunately, some of our Cotton On stores only have short leases, and as you mentioned ‘test the waters’. At the moment we do not have plans to re-open the store, however I will pass your feedback onto our Senior Retail Management team to review.”

Nature’s way of showing off the Southern Highlands


Nature has put on a spectacular display over Mittagong and Bowral in the past week – naturally I had to share.

First up was the most amazing double rainbow. I have since learned that the second rainbow in a double rainbow has the colours in reverse – amazing!



This double rainbow was followed a few days later by the most amazing clouds I have ever seen. As my five year old son put it, “Mummy it looks like a gigantic spine!”

Southern Highlander Elizabeth Young to showcase latest works in Sydney


While Sydneysiders Guide to the Southern Highlands is usually about showcasing what’s going on in the Southern Highlands, it’s also important to put the spotlight on local Southern Highlanders as they share their talents further afield.

One such talent is artist Elizabeth Young. Following the success of her solo exhibition at the Light Horse Gallery in Robertson last year, Elizabeth is heading to the centre of Sydney’s art scene to showcase her latest works.

“Through Different Eyes” is a joint showing of recent works by Elizabeth Young and Collette Jonquieres. The exhibition will be held at Depot 2 Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo from 17-29 September 2012. Drinks with the artists will be on Saturday, 22 September from 3-5pm. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday – so make sure you pop in to show your support.

If you can’t wait until then, Elizabeth is currently exhibiting six paintings in the new Hospice Shop in High Street in Bowral. The new community shop raises money towards building and running a proposed hospice in the Southern Highlands. Support the local community and visit the shop.