LG Manager : CHRISTMAS EDITION 2013
SUMMER PLEASURES Summer is crammed with potential pleasures. Maybe one of these could be a holiday highpoint for you. bodyWorK It seems like stating the obvious, but no holiday break is complete without treating yourself to a massage. Masochists can opt for one of the more rigorous modalities, but we fancy relaxation massage, perhaps with a bit of aromatherapy thrown in. Directories for finding a practitioner include Natural Therapy Pages and Australian Association of Massage Therapists or, better still, ask a friend for a recommendation. See tHe StarS under tHe StarS What could be more relaxing than movie- going beneath the stars? There are outdoor cinemas in every Australian state, with summer the peak season for most. This list is not all-inclusive, but Moonlight Cinema screens in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas and Sydney while Broome’s Sun Picture Garden is said to be the oldest outdoor cinema in the world. Hobart venue Shooting Star Outdoor Cinema has a limited season from 28 December–2 January, while Darwin’s Deckchair Cinema sensibly reopens post wet season, on 16 April 2014. Have a berry good time Summer’s the time when those loveliest of fruits, berries, are at their best. You can make sure you get the best of the best by picking your own while enjoying a pleasant stroll and perhaps a picnic (or pick frantically and enjoy the ensuing virtuous glow). To find a pick-your-own farm near you (and not just for berries) visit www.pickit.com.au. crime WitH a difference If crime is your favourite reading, but you need a break from Nordic noir, take a lead from this being the Asian Century and get to know Shamini Flint’s Singapore-based Inspector Singh (a man with poor career prospects but immaculate sneakers); Colin Cotterill’s Dr Siri Paiboun (an octogenarian coroner-cum-mystic domiciled in Laos); and Nury Vattachi’s CF Wong, the feng shui detective whose exploits with his ditzy assistant Joyce are frequently laugh-out-loud. not camping, glamping Has previous experience – or simple fear – turned you off camping? You can now eliminate the leaky tents, charred snags and lumpy sleeping bags by going glamping – short for ‘glamour camping’ – instead. The location will probably be pristine wilderness, outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking are likely to be involved and food and wine should be exemplary. Sample what’s available here. It ain’t cheap, but it certainly makes for a user-friendly experience of the great outdoors. 13 LGManagerChristmasEdition2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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