Retirement village offers celeb chef perks with ‘crops in pots’

first_img RELATED: MORE: The company’s $140 million Halcyon Lakeside community at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast topped the category for Queensland in 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe win qualified Halcyon Lakeside for a nomination in the 2018 UDIA National Awards.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said the Sunshine Coast had been a happy ground for the company in terms of market traction and industry recognition.“We are delighted that our ongoing efforts to deliver the best possible lifestyle options for over 50s on the Sunshine Coast have been recognised by the UDIA once again,” Dr Geissmann said.He said Halcyon Lakeside had enjoyed outstanding sales success and market acceptance. “In just over two years we’ve made over 200 sales totalling more than $120 million since the first homeowner moved into Halcyon Lakeside,” he said.In addition to winning awards, the community has also welcomed top quality events, with celebrity chef Matt Golinski dropping in for a demonstration last month.Mr Golinski and gardener Gary Hands from Kookaburra Organics presented a Paddock to Plate event on October 30.The pair presented a session to the residents on growing “crops in pots’’, which was followed by a cooking lesson using the freshly-grown produce from the community’s veggie patch.Mr Golinski said cooking with fresh, locally sourced produce required a different mindset — but the results were worth it. Inside Brisbane’s newest aged care community Built-to-rent takes out top gong at UDIA awards Caribbean-theme at over-50s resort “The diversity of dwelling types, landscaping and elevational treatments have created streetscapes that foster community engagement,” it said.“Halcyon utilised the topography to their advantage to open up view corridors and provide privacy for residents.”Halcyon Lakeside is the third project of Halcyon’s on the Sunshine Coast following the creation of its Halcyon Parks and Halcyon Landing communities, which have also been UDIA award recipients in a range of categories, along its sister Gold Coast projects Vision by Halcyon and Halcyon Waters. Lifestyle developer Halcyon has taken out the Seniors Living accolade at the annual Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Queensland Awards in Brisbane.center_img Fresh foods foraged from the veggie patch at lifestyle community Halcyon Lakeside were on the menu when celebrity chef Matt Golinski (pictured with Gary Hands and Sunshine Coast locals) dropped in for a demonstration. The win qualified Halcyon Lakeside for a nomination in the 2018 UDIA National Awards.“Growing your own ingredients is such a satisfying experience and gives you a different kind of respect for the way you consume them,” he said.Mr Hands said the workshops helped people productively create their own food gardens.“Anyone can do it,” he said. Halcyon’s Lakeside community at Bli Bli has won the Seniors Living category at the 2018 UDIA Qld Mitchell Brandtman Awards for Excellence this month. In a statement released by the UDIA, the community was recognised for addressing a challenging hillside topography to deliver a pedestrian friendly village that has an EnviroDevelopment certification. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “When you see the results — the photos from our participants who’ve actually gone home and created their own food-producing gardens — you know you are on the right track.”last_img read more

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Ekwempu Wins LCC Tennis Festival

first_imgHard-hitting Okubena won the second set convincingly 6-1 and was 40-0, 5-4 up in the final set but he failed to seal the match as Ekwempu won in another tie break.“I was never nervous because I know I have a big head-to-head win against him,” Ekwempu said of his comeback.Tunji Adeyinka won the men’s Group B by beating Dapo Adebayo while Antonia Trombi and Lola Aluko defeated Eniola Oshiga and Tosin Oshikoya in the women’s doubles final while the men’s doubles final was postponed.Chairman of the tennis section Onubogu Arinze lauded 9Mobile for partnering the tournament which he said has helped, among others, in deepening friendship ties of members.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ndubuisi Ekwempu saved six match points for a 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 win over Bimbo Okubena to win the men’s singles title at the 2017 Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival which ended on Saturday.Okubena, a former number one player on the club was the first to break for 4-2 in the event partnered by 9Mobile, but Ekwempu, who defeated defending champion Matt Holmes in the semi-finals broke back in the seventh game before dragging the set to tie break which he won 7-3.last_img read more

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