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Six Senses of Winter 14

winter 14

THE WORLD IS A SENSORY place. salt takes a peek at items that evoke us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch and we have tossed in an extra just for fun … feel.
 
HEAR
 
 
Warm up your body this winter with the sound of Cuban rhythms, African beats and soul-nourishing jazz in this electrifying album Yo by Roberto Fonseca. After joining the Bueno Vista Social Club as an accompanist, he has evolved into a passionate composer and performer making the blood rush through his listeners around the world with his own original sound based on his Cuban roots and blending other cultures seamlessly, thrillingly. Drifting piano pieces, furious jazz medleys and a few unforgettable dance tracks feel exotic, new and classic all at once. 
 
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SEE 
 
 
 
After the recent worldwide success of The Grand Budapest Hotel, dig into auteur film maker Wes Anderson’s canon of delights including classics The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited. But save time for my personal favourite – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. This quirky comedy, with tongue firmly in cheek, follows oceanographer Zissou (played by Bill Murray) who is on a mission to hunt down the shark that took one of his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), who claims to be his long lost son. Buckle up for an oceanic adventure loaded with irony, wit, offbeat humour, and an ever-present touch of humanity.
 
review libby munro
 
FEEL
 
 
 
Illustration courtesy of TWIGSEEDS STUDIO, twigseeds.com.au
 
TASTE  
 
 
 
Taste the happy pig difference! Fine-food frontrunners Organika have introduced Backfatters’ free range, heritage bred pork to their shelves: the only meat producer from Queensland to make the finals of the 2013 Delicious Produce awards. Backfatters breed rare Large Blacks and Berkshire pigs – the Wagyu of the pork world – to produce a flavour that is unsurpassed, tender and juicy as well as free from hormones, antibiotics and GMOs so you’ll want to (sorry) hog it all for yourself. Available at Organika, 205 Weyba Road, Noosaville. 5442 4973 or organika.com.au
 
SMELL
 
 
With aromas of ripe mulberry, stewed plum and subtle cedar, the 2013 Flame Hill Kurrajong Vineyard Mountain Gum Block Merlot has a bouquet as outstanding as it tastes: a compote of voluptuous dark forest fruits and bush plums with a signature lingering mocha finish perfectly in concert with fine dusty tannins. $27.50 per bottle. Available from Flame Hill Vineyard, 249 Western Avenue, Montville. 5478 5920 or flamehillvineyard.com.au
 
TOUCH
 
 
 
Look mum no pedals! Being able to touch the ground is exactly what makes kiddimoto balance bikes so special. Children push the wooden bikes along the ground with their feet, learning natural balance and coordination skills, shown to have a positive effect on overall development including speech, spacial and motor skills. And while you’re thinking about all that, they’ll only care the bikes are colourful, easy to use and FUN! Available at Finn & Dash Toys, Shop 10, Rovera Plaza, Cotton Tree Parade, Maroochydore. 5451 1105 or finnanddashtoys.com.au