Hip, Cool Noosa Reinvents Itself

Noosa is renewed, refreshed and one of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations is hip and alive again. Let me tell you about the new and upgraded locations on Hastings Street including, of course, my own gallery!

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Noosa Cool
It’s spring and Hastings Street is full of people enjoying the gorgeous, sunny weather but the street has been busy with another kind of energy too– construction. Up and down the street, tradies are pushing hard to finish projects in time for the prime holiday season and once opened a whole lot of new cool will descend on vibrant Hasting Street.

If you haven’t been to Noosa for a while now is definitely the time to come before the season takes hold. And if all these projects aren’t enough, just see how we’ve made the street ‘twinkle’ at night – you’ll see what I mean when you arrive!

 

 

In the meantime here are a few of the major new projects that have been completed or will be opening in the next month or so.

 

Sheraton Hotel – Now All Luxury

 After a long closure and multi million dollar refurbishment the Sheraton is now a full luxury hotel with every room upgraded. The cool Mediterranean white exterior compliments the chic interior of the hotel and rooms. The adjoining Beach House bar has also been given a total facelift.

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Sheraton Hotel

 

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Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House – Peter Kuruvita’s Restaurant

Celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita famous for his Sydney restaurant Flying Fish and SBS food show ‘Island Feast’ show has opened the new Beach House restaurant in the Sheraton. And we say “Yum!”

Locale – Restaurant with Noosa Cool

Lindoni’s the beloved Italian restaurant on Hastings Street has closed but do not despair because manager Rio has opened a new restaurant at the Mantra/Outrigger end of Hastings Street called Locale. It has only been open a week but it is already a hit with locals and visitors.

Serving wonderful Italian food and featuring a big wine bar, Locale offers Italian favourites including pizza set off by the cutting edge architecture of Frank Maccia. It’s Noosa cool and it’s great to have Rio back!

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Locale Restaurant
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Seahaven Resort

Seahaven – New from Top to Bottom

Cranes have dominated the view from Jive Art’s gallery for most of the year as a builders worked on a major upgrade of the Seahaven Resort. All the rooms have been gutted and rebuilt and the shop area on ground level is also being completely changed. A new restaurant and upscale retail shops are promised but we’ll need to wait until Christmas find out who our new neighbours will be. The new Mondrian inspired glass wall is a signature feature of the transformed resort.

 

Miss Moneypenny – Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

It only seems only yesterday that jack hammers started to knock down the beloved but old Ma Mensa restaurant next to our new gallery but now Miss Moneypenny’s is just days away from opening!

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Miss Moneypenny’s Opens Soon!

The opening of this upscale cocktail lounge and casual restaurant promises to be a landmark even by Hasting Street standards. Bringing Melbourne chic and Sydney cool to the north end of the street.

Once it is opened you’ll be able to stop for a drink then wander down the street to browse in our windows.

10 Hastings Street – Casual and Fun

Already one of my personal favourites (perhaps because it is only a few steps away!) is the new casual restaurant and bar that is part of the boutique motel 10 Hastings Street. It serves excellent light meals, great wines and beers with al fresco dining. Enjoy the laid back, beach shack atmosphere as you watch people walking by.

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10 Hastings Street

Jive Art and Design’s All New Gallery

I cannot miss the opportunity to remind you about the new gallery space we moved into earlier this year. It’s located at 2 Hastings Street, just down the road from Seahaven and the soon to be opened Miss Moneypenny’s. Jive Art and Design is bigger, brighter and has a lot more art and jewellery. Our huge range of contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art features work from local artists and international masters. And for all you jewellery lovers, we have a bigger selection of some of most affordable designer jewellery in Australia and a sophisticated online store. Stop buy while you are visiting cool, hip Hastings Street!

 

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Jive Art & Design, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

 

My First Ronnie!

After years of wishing and looking , I finally took the plunge and purchased a painting by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa for our private collection. Here’s a photo of Ronnie at his home in Kintore putting the finishing touches to my painting!

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa at Work

Ronnie is an iconic artist – one of the founding fathers of the modern Aboriginal art movement – but he is now largely dedicated to his role of senior lawman in his country. I have long loved Ronnie’s Fire Dreaming work and was determined not to miss my chance to acquire one before he hung up his paintbrush altogether (or completely priced me out of the market!).

I was so excited to see the finished work and now I just have to find a place to hang this huge but majestic painting!

 

 

 

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa is possibly Australia’s leading living Aboriginal Artist. He started painting around 1971 at the time that the desert art movement began in Papunya and was one of the men nurtured by Geoffrey Bardon. He is the only surviving member of the famous Pintupi men who worked in Geoffrey’s painting room. In the 1980s he emerged as one of Papunya Tula’s major artists, pioneering the scaled-up, bold linear style characteristic of Pintupi work of the 1990s. In 1988 he won the Alice Prize. Ronnie now lives in remote Kintore and paints very infrequently.

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Fire Dreaming

If you want to explore investing in a painting by Ronnie, I am happy to help. Fire Dreaming is a great example  of Ronnie’s work – it is available at Jive Art.