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Sorrento’s Winter Wonderland

This winter the Sorrento foreshore will be transformed into a winter wonderland with the construction of an ice skating rink between the Bat…

Fort Framework

By Keith Platt   Photos Yanni As with real estate, the success or failure of photography can depend on lo…

On the record

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni It’s 2017 and Craig Breedlove is still selling vinyl, just like he did wh…

If the walls could talk

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Gary Sissons It’s been a long five years since the Pier Hotel closed its doors …

George Calombaris

Calombaris brings Mastic to Red Hill

He’s been on the peninsula for years with his family holiday home. He uses only the best mushrooms from Benton Rise Farm in his restaurants …

Heirlooms & Heritage

By Peter McCullough These two words conjure up thoughts of jewellery or perhaps paintings, even furniture…

Cooking all in the family

By Melissa Walsh   Photo Yanni Being brought up by a single father, Jed Dickson and his two older brother…

In Winter we drink wine

Every Queens’s birthday long weekend in June since 1981, locals and visitors have flocked to the peninsul…

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Bending with the times

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni Just as a blacksmith forges a piece of metal to crate a shape, Glenn Kennedy - owner of Peninsula Wrought Ir…

A woman ahead of Her Time

Constance Stokes was one of the leading artists of her generation and the Mornington Peninsula Regional G…

The powerful work of Baluk Arts

Baluk Arts is an Aboriginal art centre based in Mornington that is really making a name for itself throug…

State of Bliss

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

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…

Pretty Parcel

Designing and making clothes from her home on the Mornington Peninsula, Shannon McAlpine talks about life…

Astronomy Viewing Night

Friday August 4th, 8pm – 11pm Astronomical Society hosts public viewing nights monthly at the Briars. Session starts with a talk and t…

Sorrento Makers Market

Sunday 20th August 2017 Set in the heart of Sorrento, on Ocean Beach Road this European boutique market e…

Red Hill Market

Saturday 2nd September 2017 Join us at the wonderful Red Hill market. It is the perfect destination to pu…

Portsea Craft Market

Sunday 16th November 2017 Set amongst the historic Quarantine Station, wander through and soak up the exc…

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 of the urban enclave on Western Po…

Focus on Rye

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

Focus on Mount Eliza

Photos Yanni MOUNT ELIZA FACTS Mount Eliza is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, located on the …

Focus on Safety Beach

SAFETY BEACH FACTS Safety Beach is a bayside suburb in Victoria, between the foothills of Mount Martha an…

Focus on Portsea

PORTSEA FACTS Portsea is a township at the most westerly settlement on the Mornington Peninsula and borde…

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