Lost News - June 2019



This time last month we were still experiencing warm dry days and the ground was yet to be dampened by any rain. By the time May edition hit the streets, the rain had started. And now, only a short month later, we have not just had days of gorgeous, soaking rain but frosts and snow. A farmer's life has never been easy but in today’s rapidly changing climate, many are being stretched to their limits. You can support them directly by attending a local Farmers market where you can buy their beautiful produce direct. 

Winter arriving early makes it perfect for sitting inside, curled up in front of a crackling wood fire with perhaps some local cheese and a good bottle of red. But if you need to venture out, Cliffy’s in Daylesford is hosting two Moroccan Souq Feasts served in their gorgeous cosy dining room. Sallie Harvey will be preparing food alongside the Cliffy’s team. Sal is one of our fave local identities and is not only incredibly adept at this North African cuisine but sings like a bird. Read more about her upcoming album release on Page 26. Cliffy’s Emporium; June 15 and July 20. For bookings head to cliffysemporium. com.au 

Judging of the 2019 Golden Plate Awards are well underway. These awards focus on regional cafes, restaurants and wineries from Mornington Peninsula all the way around to the Bellarine including Central Victoria. Our region picked up several gongs last year with Bistro Terroir (Daylesford), Larder (Daylesford), Talbot Provedore and Eatery (Talbot), Tuki Restaurant (Smeaton) and Captains Creek Winery (Blampied) all winning their category. We are keen to see who makes this years list and wish all of the businesses in our region the very best of luck. 

On a personal note, this is a bittersweet moment for me. This magazine has grown wings I never thought possible and the feedback from readers and advertisers alike has been extraordinary. However as Lost gets bigger, I am finding it harder to juggle both Lost and my brand design business, The Yellow Brick Road Agency. Luckily there was an opportunity that presented itself at just the right time. I'm really excited to announce that Lost has got new owners and will continue to thrive with this very special couple. You’ll get to meet them next month but I can tell you that they are as passionate about this region as I am and are busting to expand the reach of Lost even further. I wish them all the very best of success and I am sure you will all join me in welcoming them to our little Lost world. 

I'd like to take this opportunity of thanking some very very special people who have been incredible in their support of me and Lost magazine. In an era where print publications are closing down, this little magazine has gone from strength to strength and it could not have been possible without the incredible stories, penmanship and friendship from Richard Cornish. Richard, you are both a gifted writer and story-teller, gentle and caring father and a wonderful friend. I will desperately miss our regular chats and catch ups but know that even though I am stepping down, these wont stop entirely. To my darling friend Ritchie Rich and Blosom - I cannot thank you enough for loading up your car every month and waltzing around the streets of Central Victoria, distributing Lost magazine to all with such colourful panache and verve. You really are one-of-a-kind and if Lost readers want to meet this crazy gorgeous man, head to Ruby Slippers in Howe St Daylesford. This tiny shop is packed full of surprises. A big thank you to Danny Wootton, photographer and creative cohort extraordinaire. You are incredibly talented and have a very bright future ahead of you. 

But my biggest thanks have to go to the wonderful Lost advertisers and readers. You have all embraced this magazine with such gusto and I feel truly humbled by your generous support and enthusiasm for this region. 

So for the last time from me - get Lost. 

SARAH LANG Editor-In-Chief