Luxury Escapes

Lunch at Pebble Beach

Lunch at Pebble Beach

I confess. I am writing this posting in a qualia-induced haze. I have just returned from lunch at Pebble Beach, where I enjoyed a delicious lunch, a glass of wine, a perfectly clear sky and a gentle breeze to break through the humidity. The deck of the Pebble Beach restaurant is the perfect place to [...]

A Day-time Date for Two

A Day-time Date for Two

I love surprises. With the grandparents visiting the island, the Husband and I had rare access to uninterrupted child-free time. Bliss! Thus my surprise was sans-children and even better, to an overseas destination! Well, over the Fitzalan passage to Whitehaven Beach. We took ourselves to Hamilton Island Air at the Great Barrier Reef Airport (in [...]

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Feast

It’s not long until Dan Hunter makes his appearance at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia. I was intrigued by Hunter’s food even before he took out the Good Food awards for Best Chef (2012) and Best Restaurant (2011) – you have to have a moment to spare for [...]

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

Now in its fourth year, The Australian Ballet performance, Pas de Deux in Paradise at qualia leaves a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to attend. A magical weekend, culminating in a sublime performance under the stars, this is an experience like no other. Story Eva Wait Photography Andrea Francolini There is quite simply [...]

The Great Barrier Feast

The Great Barrier Feast

For lovers of fine food it is nothing short of heaven. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs conducting masterclasses in the most idyllic location, for a food experience absolutely without equal. Welcome to the Great Barrier Feast Food & Wine Series. (Images: Andrea Francolini) Composer Lionel Bart was pretty much right on the money [...]

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