A New Season and New Beginnings.
WRITTEN BY SARAH LANG
Welcome to our first edition of the new-look Lost magazine. Lost has always been a much-loved guide for visitors and travellers to the Spa Country region, offering readers tips on where to go and what to do, whether here for a day trip, weekend getaway or a longer escape.
The region has grown significantly since 2000 when Lost first launched so we felt it was time to give it a face-lift.
The biggest change is we have increased page size from A6 to A5. Now we can write more interesting articles and expand our regular columns. Giving you, our readers, much more to look forward to every month and hopefully a lot more things to see and do in our region.
I feel honoured and privileged to have taken over the reins of this great little magazine and am incredibly excited to announce that Richard Cornish has joined our team as Editor-At-Large. Richard, an award-winning food and travel writer and best selling author of My Year Without Meat and has just launched his second book Brain Food, a collection of his much loved and irreverent Fairfax Media column of the same name.
Each month, Richard will be delving deep into our region to unearth new places to discover new perspectives on
much loved places as well as profiling some of our region’s heroesincluding chefs, producers, winemakers, distillers, artists, and more.
He kicks off our first edition revisiting one of the region's most famous historic families - the Lindsays of Creswick.
Unbelievably talented family. Must be something in the water. Then it’s the start of our new regular columns profiling local chefs, winemakers, brewers, producers, makers and artists. The modern day talented residents.
Our region is famous for being at the forefront of paddock-to-plate dining but did you know that you can even have seasonal cocktails showcasing local produce? Owner of Daylesford's
Belvedere Social and extraordinary mixologist is Bernard Glaude. He joins us each month with our very own Lost Cocktail column. And quite frankly, that in itself makes this new gig as publisher worthwhile! Inspired by the very best seasonal produce, Bernard will not only be letting us in on his secret recipes, he explains how to make them and where to buy the ingredients, locally.
Featured on our cover is a beautiful photo showing the magnificent Convent Gallery and upwards to our beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Looking through the lens with a fresh perspective is talented local photographer, Dale Callahan. Dale is reknowned for his beautiful imagery of our region and
we are so grateful that he agreed for us to use this beautiful shot taken last year after a gentle blanket of snow.
This Winter hasn’t blessed us with anything more than a whisper of the white stuff but instead, we have had rather unusually sunny days of crisp
blue skies and bitterly cold, starry nights - perfect weather for staying outdoors
to explore and forage and then head indoors to sit in front of fires and feast on great food.
It seems serendipitous that we relaunch Lost at the start of Spring, the season for birth and renewal. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
And if you think you have found something for Lost, email us at Lost HQ - firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you.