Fort Framework

By Keith Platt   Photos Yanni As with real estate, the success or failure of photography can depend on location. The right location can be i…

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 …

Picture Perfect Purple

By Kristy Martin   Photos: Jarryd Bravo & Yanni Kristy Martin visits the Red Hill Lavender Farm and D…

Heirlooms & Heritage

By Peter McCullough These two words conjure up thoughts of jewellery or perhaps paintings, even furniture in the case of “heirlooms”, while …

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…

Wine Travellers

"IT’S BEEN A NON-SWALLOWING DAY, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ALL WINE LOVERS". At first glance, the 20-odd peopl…

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The powerful work of Baluk Arts

Baluk Arts is an Aboriginal art centre based in Mornington that is really making a name for itself throughout Australia. Incorporated in 200…

Gobel’s Art Resonates

It was some sage advice from a friend three years ago that motivated artist Mitch Gobel to change his lif…

The call of the music

By Melissa Walsh   Photos Yanni Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,…

Lifes a Stage

Photo Yanni By Melissa Walsh All the worlds a stage’ and it certainly has been for Cindy Pritchard, a vet…

Winter Style File 2017

WINTER FASHION ON THE PENINSULA Get inspired this winter with fashion that will warm the heart. This season the look is natural fibres, wool…

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…

Summer Style File 2016/17

SUMMER FASHION ON THE PENINSULA With summer upon us, now is the time to shake off the winter woollies and…

Flinders Hotel Truffle Dinner

Saturday 24th June, 6pm – 10pm Our wine dinner series this month sees us joining forces with Truffle Melbourne, and forms part of the …

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The Frankston Makers Market

Sunday 2nd July from 9am – 2pm A boutique designer market with gorgeous market stalls and also Food…

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 Rye

Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula. Its bay beach is popular with swimmers, f…

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…

Focus on Somerville

Photography: Yanni SOMERVILLE FACTS Somerville is a township and coastal rural locality in Victoria, Aust…

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