Black and Glossy

Frock up for a cause: Black & Glossy Event

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We all love an excuse to dress up, especially when it’s for a great cause. Ingrid Nelson discovers what’s in store at an exciting new Black & Glossy event.

Hosted by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF) and proudly supported by IN Noosa Magazine,the Black & Glossy charity luncheon aims  to raise funds and awareness for Noosa’s threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo.

“This year, the International Day for Biosphere Reserves happens to fall on the first Tuesday in November, usually reserved for Melbourne Cup, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to frock up for a  good cause,” says NBRF Executive Coordinator, Sharon Wright.

“The gala luncheon will shine a light on the important conservation work we are currently supporting to help with critical research and building collaborative community action.”

Showcasing local eco-fashion and wearable art designers in a stunning parade curated by our very own Carlie Wacker, guests will enjoy a sumptuous two-course menu with amuse bouche and matching wines curated by chef Matt Golinski.

Guests are encouraged to wear something inspired by the colours of the Glossy Black Cockatoo such as black, red or yellow; responsibly-sourced feathers are encouraged.

“There will be prizes for the best dressed, a glossy sweepstake and raffle with a goodie bag, including a copy of Susanne Bloomfield’s Fussy Glossies children’s book and other locally-made products,” says Sharon.

Renowned as ‘fussy eaters’ the local Glossy Black Cockatoos only feed on casuarina and tea tree seeds specific to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve area, which are currently at risk in some parts of the region. To help combat these challenges, NBRF is hosting a forum in November with key stakeholder groups to identify ways to ensure the future of this iconic species.

Sharon says collective action and cultivating a strong community spirit is the key to tackling environmental and sustainable development challenges.

“The Noosa Biosphere Reserve is a celebration of how our community works together to protect our unique environment and Noosa lifestyle.

“The Black & Glossy event will offer the chance to celebrate and support these beautiful creatures in a fabulous way!”


Date: Tuesday, 3 November

Where: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Dress code: Your finest black and glossy

Cost: $150pp (all profits go to conserving our Glossy Black Cockatoo population)



About the Author /

A journalist for more than 20 years, Ingrid has worked across all mediums, eventually finding her niche as a feature writer. Cutting her teeth as young television reporter, she quickly moved through the ranks before joining a high-profile Brisbane magazine. She moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and three children in 2007 and has spent the last eight years working in publishing. She is thrilled to join the clever and creative team at IN Noosa Magazine.

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