Time will tell

By Melissa Walsh  Photos Yanni Theodore Roosevelt said “the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”, and t…

The glory of gardening

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni When Nick Smith was driving home from his parents' holiday house in Sorre…

In hot water

It was a moment of serendipity that led Charles Davidson to create his multimillion dollar business, The …

5 per cent is Treasure

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni He’s been a schoolteacher, photographer, author and journalist, and now r…

Skating at Sorrento
Sorrento’s Winter Wonderland

This winter the Sorrento foreshore will be transformed into a winter wonderland with the construction of …

A fine balance of Japan

By Melissa Walsh   Photo Gary Sissons Hikaru Orita has one philosophy – success is ensured when you follo…

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Salo’s work comes to Frankston

Contemporary artist Steve Salo collaborated with one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected theatre companies, Back to Back T…

Dynamic duo hit the Peninsula

If you've been watching the news lately, been on social media or have visited Melbourne CBD in recent wee…

A writer’s life

By Andrea Louise Thomas  Photos Yanni Nestled among the gum trees on a bush block in Red Hill resides an …

Glass blowing in the family

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni It’s a hot, tricky business that takes a toll on the mind and body, but o…

Moving in the right direction

A fresh face in the photographic community, Emma Davidson uses an experimental approach, seeking to make …

Spring Style File 2017

SPRING FASHION ON THE PENINSULA When the sunshine starts peeping through the clouds and there’s an anticipation of warmer weather to come, S…

State of Bliss

Photo: Yanni The Bhagavad Gita, the ancient Hindu scripture, states that “Yoga is the journey of the self…

Winter Style File 2017

WINTER FASHION ON THE PENINSULA Get inspired this winter with fashion that will warm the heart. This seas…

Man up and get waxed

By Melissa Walsh Brotox, manzilians, dermal fillers and laser treatments – Peninsula Essence delves into …

Autumn Style File 2017

AUTUMN FASHION ON THE PENINSULA Turn over a new leaf and step into autumn with flowing maxi dresses, meta…

Celebrating Seniors

Each October we celebrate the outstanding contributions older residents make to the peninsula community.  The 2017 Seniors Festival is a gre…

Emu Plains Market

Saturday 21st October from 9am till 2pm The Emu Plains Market: a must see for market lovers in the heart …

Sorrento Makers Market

Sunday 22nd October 2017 Set in the heart of Sorrento, on Ocean Beach Road this European boutique market …

Focus on Balnarring

Balnarring is situated on the Mornington Peninsula, around 10 kilometres south-west of the major centre of Hastings and fronting Western Por…

Focus on Red Hill

Red Hill is 73  kilometres south of Melbourne, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula,  be…

Focus on Mornington

Photos: Yanni Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 k…

Focus on Tyabb

Tyabb is a township in a semi-rural location, 57km from Melbourne. It has an area of 66.5 km2 and is part…

Focus on Rye

Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula. Its ba…

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