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Go Travel Leura: Food, Glorious Food

  The Winner of Scones


As we promised, here is a photo of lovely Kerry Anne with a tray of her scrumptious scones, the first place winner at the Bathurst Show last weekend. You can taste these at a high tea at ByGone Beautys (Corner of Grose and Megalong Streets) 02 4784 3117. Book now for Sunday, May 1.


And to continue along that yummy subject, our blog post today is all about food -- well almost! The Leura Harvest Festival is on Sunday, 1 May. Sponsored by Quidditas Creative Arts Gallery, you won't want to miss this event.


Artisans, brewers,vintners, food producers will all be lined up along The Mall under the cherry trees. The Harvest Festival provides an opportunity to enjoy the Blue Mountains Slow Food movement and to hear guest chefs and local experts elucidite on everything from tood preserving (a skill our gramma taught) to beekeeping, micro farming and so much more.


The Speakers' Program begins at 9:30am.




The Leura Harvest Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st and to start the fun, you'll want to participate in the Scarecrow Competition . Using recycled materials, make that Super Cool Scarecrow and it will be exhibited at Birches of Leura Nursery (Leura Car Park)





Go Travel Leura: the lucky finds you'll love!


We do some browsing prep work for you: we visit all our friends up and down Leura Mall and they share what's trending, what's hot, and what's not. So being the sharing-soul that we are, here is this week's shopping  'lowdown':


HAUS (The art of fine living) has exquisite new items . . . of course, our favourite Jenny Lee scarves, new colorful gum boots -- short and tall -- and warm winter capes and wool/silk scarves. Gorgeous displays! Shop 6, 152 The Mall.



 LEURA GIFTS & HOMEWARES: Housed in what was once the old St David's Presbyterian church, and filled with elegant and traditional homeware this is one shop you won't want to miss -- we guiltily covet the sofa (lounge) seen in the front window. Exceptional large pieces! 187 The Mall.




LEURA ANTIQUES . . . TO MODERN: From floor to ceiling and filled to the brim with modern and vintage items, this lovely shop around the corner on Megalong Street requires some serious browsing time! English china, Edwardian necklaces and sophisticated Art Deco collections. Our proprietors are serious collectors! Shop 132, The Strand Arcade on Megalong.




BIRCHES OF LEURA: For those who are already thinking of spring, Christine Cuneo has roses on sale this week. A look-through of this nursery is a dream -- elegant statuettes and gurgling waterworks to insure that your garden or yard is unique! 2/156 Megalong Street -- open seven days, 10 am - 5 pm



GALLERY LANE: This petite gallery exhibits the works of artists, Loraine Droga and Sherrie Ehrlich. It is a hidden treasure not to be overlooked. When we visited visitors were finding many treasures in addition to the art work. Open Friday - Sunday, but also public holidays, 87 Railway Parade,10 am - 4 pm. (We know a little secret: Loraine doesn't drive, but she certainly paints!



QUIDDITAS CREATIVE ART & GALLERY: Quidditas is a well turned-out collection of exhibition space, art gallery and fabulous gift shop -- all rolled into the heritage listed house and garden on Leura's prestigious Railway Parade. Spectacular items from around the world will delight you -- fabrics, homewares, jewellery and clothing. Save time for some healthy browsing! 88 Railway Parade, Thursday - Monday 10 am - 5 pm.