Lost News - February 2018



It's been a busy couple of months in the region that has been made all the more challenging by this seemingly never ending hot weather. Luckily, frequent trips to both Daylesford and Jubilee Lakes have been the perfect way to cool off in this Indian Summer.

One of our fave little shopping haunts, Found, has moved from the little old Post Office in Hepburn into the main street of Daylesford. Now located in a much bigger shop at 119 Vincent Street in Daylesford (opposite the Primary School), Found has now also extended its trading hours to every day (except Tuesday) from 10am-4pm. Another favourite, Portal108, will be moving into the old Found space in the coming months but will continue to trade from their current shop until then.

Local chef, Matthew Carnell, who most recently was Head Chef at Belvedere Social, is opening his first venture in Daylesford. Bistro Terroir, set to open late this month, will be offering classic French bistro fare with a seasonal menu. Matthew has an impressive background starting his career under Stephen Mercer (Mercers, Eltham) before working with Scott Pickett (The Point and Estelle Bistro) before moving to Paris and working at Sur Mesure under Thierry Marx. 

"I am trying to create a sense of community and create a meeting place for people to feel part of the community and an affordable dining option in Daylesford", says Matthew.

Hepburn Football and Netball Club are going to be hosting a new food festival in Daylesford over the Easter Weekend. The inaugural Food Truck FEASTival will be held over 3 days at Victoria Park Daylesford and will host a classic car show, dozens of gourmet food trucks, live music, bar and children's entertainment. 

Footy club president, Jason Dooley, is keen for this to become an annual fixture on the calendar and says it will be a fun and entertaining way to raise money for the local sporting club. Stalls and food truck enquiries can be made directly to Jason on 0407 697 877.

The highly talented duo, Theresa Albioli and Tony De Marco of The Houses Daylesford, who are behind some of the region’s most beautiful (and largest) houses such as The Station House, Carrington House and Piccadilly House, are using their successful interior design and property management skills to expand their offering. The Houses Daylesford is now a fully fledged booking and property management agency, specialising in high end, beautifully presented homes that are generally larger than most. “We get many corporate retreat bookings as well as groups of like minded artisans who come away for a week to hone their skills or crafts. Not to mention all the weddings! We were simply running out of beds to put them all in!” laughs Theresa. Prospective clients wishing to list their property or visitors looking for larger group bookings can contact Theresa on 0430 068 999 or visit

And in the biggest news this Month, it was announced that Daylesford will host a new major tourism event for Victoria. The inaugural event entitled, Live. Love. Life. will run from the 14–18 November and is set to become annually anticipated with a world-wide reputation.

Internationally acclaimed musician, Kate Ceberano, and world-renowned artist and Daylesford local, David Bromley, have been appointed as Creative Directors. They are curating a program based on stunning, intimate events and installations that will foster wellness and rejuvenation through art, music, movement, food, therapies and community.


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