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Last week I put the call out for suggestions as to where the Then & Now photo (above) from 1947 was taken. The responses came in thick and fast and the consensus is that it shows where O’Keefe St meets Logan Rd at Woolloongabba. There’s a roundabout there now and the shops are long gone, but the houses to the right of the left-hand shop (as one eagle-eyed reader pointed out) match those there today. A reader named “RC” said the boy was probably taking the bottles in his goat cart to Dodd’s Glass Works, on Wellington Rd. Reader Frank pointed out that you can even see the manhole access cover (at the bottom right) in the same place on Google Streetview. Thank you! Streetscapes may change, but the need to hug someone on Valentine’s Day persists. May your day be as sweet as the tales in our feature (P10), and your dinner as romantic as that on our cover (Recipe P25).

THEN & NOW 1920s: The pathway along the Sandgate foreshore starting just past Swan St and stretching to Cliff St was originally called Dover’s Walk. That was until this postcard (above) was produced as part of the White’s Views of Queensland series, printed in Saxony, England. A cheeky printer covered up part of the D to make an L, as a joke. When the cards arrived for sale in Sandgate, the “mistake” caused quite a stir, and the new name stuck. But it wasn’t until 2014, after a campaign by Sandgate and District Historical Society, that the path’s “new” name was officially acknowledged. Image: State Library of Queensland.

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Behind the bubbles Leesa Maher Wine expert Tyson Stelzer has made it his mission to capture the mystique of France’s great champagne houses. The former maths and science teacher has just released his 15th book, The Champagne Guide – The Definitive Guide to Champagne 20182019 (Hardie Grant Books, $50), to share his passion with the champagne-loving public. “The houses are not particularly forthcoming about the wonderful details and stories that make them what they are, so for me to get behind the scenes, go behind the doors and discover some of the wonderful stories that make champagne such a special drink is a great privilege,â€? says the Tarragindi resident. In compiling the new edition, his fourth since 2012-2013, Tyson sampled 685 champagnes to come up with his pick of the crop. If he had to recommend just one to a friend? “Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV is particularly outstanding at the moment. It has incredible maturity for a cuvee under $100.â€? Tyson’s passion for champagne stems from the fact that no other wine style, created at the highest level, has its accessibility or affordability. “You can go to a wine store and buy a Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger or Taittinger champagne, one of the great champagnes of the world, for $60 or $70 a bottle. Beyond that, it’s such a complex wine product ‌ more enticing than still wines and actually

more suited to our lifestyle here in Brisbane. Our climate and cuisine are so well suited to the freshness and celebratory nature of champagne.â€? It was the people, places and processes behind wine production that first enthralled Tyson on a trip to the Barossa Valley in 1998. Until then he’d had just a fleeting interest in wine, but on his return began stocking his cellar and felt inspired to write Cellaring Wine: Doit-yourself solutions, which he selfpublished in 2002. The switch from high school teacher to full-time wine critic came in 2006 and Tyson’s credits include sparkling reviewer for the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, contributor to Wine Spectator and Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, and host of the 2015 TV series People of the Vines for SBS. The 42-year-old also hosts private tours of the Champagne region, offering exclusive access to the region’s finest estates, cellars and dining in lavish private rooms. “I love visiting Champagne during all the action and joie de vivre of harvest, so I always take a group during harvest in September. I am also planning a summer tour in June next year,â€? he says. “It’s very much a backstage tour ‌ and we never take more than 10 people because we want to keep it small and special. For me it’s such a joy to be able to share it with people.â€?

ALL STOPS OUT ‌ Tyson Stelzer shares Champagne secrets. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson




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Celebrate Asian pop-culture with a pop-up party featuring cosplay, K-pop, synchronised swimming and anime at South Bank Parklands on Feb 17. From Feb 16-18, kung fu performers and dragon dancers will take over the Queen St Mall to celebrate the Year of the Dog, and on Feb 24 Japanese film A Silent Voice (right), the story of a school bully who seeks redemption, screens at Garden City Library, Upper Mt Gravatt.





She’s an actor, mum, founder of fitness label Fabletics and passionate advocate for women. Learn how Kate Hudson does it all when she chats with Business Chicks founder Emma Isaacs at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre on Feb 22.

Treat your loved one to a visit to the boutique lane on Feb 14 for Love Animated 2 – 11 short films about love from Animated Alliance Australia. Watch the flicks on an outdoor screen and sample Valentine’s Day menus from the likes of The Apo (above).


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See in the Year of the Dog and start the day with a Food Discovery Tour at Sunnybank Plaza from Feb 14-18. Catch a lion dance, watch calligraphy demonstrations, try fruit and vegetable carving, view arts and crafts, hear live music, and of course, dine in style.

He’s here to entertain us. The UK singer brings his Heavy Entertainment Show to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Feb 20. In a career spanning more than 25 years he has plenty of hits but the playlist is sure to include the emotion-charged Angels.

LIVINGNESS WORKSHOP, CITY Counsellors Annette Baker and Gabrielle Caplice will share wisdom on how to develop open and honest relationships with family, friends and work colleagues in this half-day session at The Capital on Feb 18.


Phil Brown As for shops with gratuitous full-time greeters, I just give them the dead eye now I used to complain about a lack of attention in stores but now it’s the opposite. I admit there are still places where you can, rather refreshingly, be completely ignored but, increasingly, many shops now seem to go to the other extreme. I’m thinking of a major outlet that I frequent. And every time I arrive there’s someone inside the door who says “hello”. And even worse, they want me to say “hello” back. It was nice the first couple of times but when you’re there several times in a weekend it can get tedious. I sometimes try to sneak in unnoticed but then they will almost chase me down just for the sake of the greeting. This is happening in a few places now. I guess they decided that being friendly to customers is good for business but it can be overdone. The irony is that once you get past the initial “hello” – which apparently

you must respond to whether you want to or not – the service is usually as terrible as it always was with no one to tell you the really important things, like where stuff is. I don’t mind the occasional “hi” when I arrive at a shop. Even a passing “g’day” is OK, if it comes naturally, but I don’t like this idea of having a person standing there and just greeting. It puts too much pressure on me and they add insult to injury by then saying goodbye as you leave, which you also feel bound to respond to. I tried just slipping by but they always seem to catch me so now I just walk out and ignore them. After all, I’m just going there to shop, not to have a relationship. I much prefer the treatment I get in another local store where, every time I walk in they look at me as if I have doggie doo on my shoe. That I can deal with. I’m used to that.

Being ignored is something I can totally cope with even though I might complain about that sometimes. I mean you really only want to speak to someone in a shop when you need them. So they should note that you have come in, maybe with a nod or a smile, but they shouldn’t rush all the way to the front and shake you by the hand or escort you on to the premises. It just makes you feel more guilty when you don’t buy anything. But they should be on hand when you need them. As for the shops with gratuitous full-time greeters, well I just give them the dead eye now and walk straight past. Is that rude? I don’t care because I just don’t have the time or energy for some big greeting match when I only came to buy a new notebook. I’m just there to shop, OK? Say “hi” if we pass in the aisles by all means but otherwise please leave me alone.

Belinda Seeney Remember pen licences? For a certain generation (that is, mine) they were more coveted than pink finger buns from the tuckshop, a Peaches ’n Cream Barbie or the superrare Neighbours trading card showing Scott and Charlene’s wedding. Teachers solemnly bestowed these scraps of paper on young students whose penmanship had evolved to such a level of legibility they could switch their HB pencils for biros. Pen licences were accepted with excitement and an air of superiority over classmates still scratching away with Staedtlers. Proudly holding that thin rod of blue ink, the pressure to make an impact with those first penstrokes weighed heavily. With the eyes of my classmates on me, I adjusted my pen grip, drew a calming breath and haltingly wrote my name in looping cursive, the gravitas of the occasion shattered when I dotted the “i” with a love heart. Hardly the poignant start of a future journalist’s literary journey. Penmanship has taken a back seat in this digital age and pen licences have been shelved, gathering dust

alongside Commodore 64s and Reebok Pumps. But all is not lost with a recent survey showing old-fashioned, impassioned love letters have never gone out of style. True, the study was commissioned by Pilot Pen so there are vested interests at play but of the 1000 people surveyed, only 4 per cent thought putting pen to paper in the pursuit of passion was outdated. It also found only four in five lovers were brave enough to commit their feelings to a letter and about onesixth still preferred a text message over a handwritten love note. That last finding surprised me. How can a heart-eyes emoji compare with the naked desire of Richard Burton pining for Elizabeth Taylor? “My blind eyes are desperately waiting for the sight of you,” the lovestruck leading man wrote, adding praise for the siren’s “special and dangerous loveliness”. Equally tumultuous and passionate was the relationship between novelists Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Sure, text messages were but a twinkle in the telecommunications eye of the 1920s but Zelda elevated the joy of a romantic phone call in a letter to her absent husband. “You phoned me tonight – I walked on those telephone wires for two hours after holding your love like a parasol to balance me,” she wrote. Granted, those are some pretty high benchmarks for the novice letter writer, almost enough to send them scurrying back to the safety of autocorrected text messages with smiley faces and cute memes. But while poetry and prose is lovely, so is speaking from the heart. Take this apology from former US president Ronald Reagan, written aboard Air Force One in 1983, apologising to wife Nancy for missing their 31st wedding anniversary. “I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone I’m waiting for you to return so I can start living again,” the old softie wrote. Now that’s better than a #sorry and a GIF of Homer Simpson’s signature “D’oh!”.

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LOVE Happy Valentine’s Day. Meet three couples who are hopelessly devoted to each other’s happiness Hannah Davies CLARE AND WIL

PRINCE CHARMING … Dancer Clare Morehen knew Wil Hughes was the one for her. Picture: Kate Taylor, Quince and Mulberry Studios

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It was love at first sight when Clare Morehen and Wil Hughes were introduced. Performing as a principal dancer with Queensland Ballet, Clare met Wil seven-and-a-half years ago when he worked as a QPAC lighting technician, and was immediately drawn to his classic good looks. “He has what we call in the ballet world a ‘Prince Charming jawline’,” she says. “He’s 6ft 4in and very handsome.” Meanwhile, Wil was already enamoured with Clare, having followed her around the stage with the spotlight from the lighting box. When Wil asked Clare out for sushi and a movie, love blossomed. Now married, Clare, 32, who played leading roles in Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake, is teaching at 2ballerinas adult ballet school, and Wil, 28, is a composer and sound designer for theatre and film. “From our first date we just clicked,” she says. “There was something so very intriguing about Wil. “He has all these beautiful qualities and being an artist I was fascinated by his talent. The more time I spent with

him the more infatuated I became. He is the love of my life. Every day he comes out with new things and ideas.” Despite their busy schedules, the newlyweds always make time for romance. Clare says: “We take the time when we can and will grab a window (of time) when we’re not working, between our schedules. “We do spoil each other too. We write little cards, and at Christmas I always make him an advent calendar with a present in each day. At Easter I always do him an Easter egg hunt.” Will, who proposed to Clare at the top of Mt Coot-tha says: “She’s super organised and in control of her life. “She’s extremely strong and independent and a beautiful, kind woman.” This Valentine’s Day the couple, who live in South Brisbane, will attend the opening night of Wil’s new show, The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek at La Boite. “The theatre is such a weird and difficult job for anyone that it works for us both because we understand each other and the schedule and what goes on,” says Wil. “I’ve no idea where we’ll be in the future, but we’ve crossed the marriage


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barrier now and that was an amazing adventure in itself. We’d like to go abroad, and to have little ones.” But first, Wil says he needs to train Clare to be tidier in the kitchen. “Clare is spectacularly messy, in a way that’s entirely different from me, but I find it disgusts me,” he says. “She doesn’t put lids on open containers and leaves packets open in the fridge.” On the plus side, Clare says her “floordrobe is under control.”

Jess also has fond memories of the proposal, saying, “Joel says he wasn’t nervous but I could see his hand shaking.” In the future, babies are definitely on the cards, although not for a few years. While Joel is keen to get started, Jess says: “We got our dog Obi – a two-year-old cavoodle – as a delay for parenthood and so Joel has something to father.” The 28-year-old says gifts are not a priority this Valentine’s Day. “Joel knows how much I like chips so for a couple of years I would come out of work to find a bag of chips under my windscreen,” she says. “He also took me to the movies one year to see Twelve Years a Slave. That was brutal.” Joel adds: “The times I have bought flowers is a big thing, and it’s probably five times in five years. “I think if you do it too often it waters down the effect.” The couple plan to get married at an old farmhouse at Langhorne Creek, near Adelaide, on February 24.

JESSICA AND JOEL Valentine’s Day is going to be extra romantic this year for TV’s Joel Dry and Jessica Millward. The loved-up couple are in the final stages of planning their wedding and in a little over a week will become husband and wife. In a Cupid-worthy twist, Today Show reporter Jess reveals that she would joke that Nine News journalist Joel was her future husband before she even met him. “I saw him on the telly when I was working for WIN and he was reporting on the Sunshine Coast,” she says. “I thought he was a bit of all right and joked with the girls in the office that he was my future husband.” The pair, who have been together five years, finally met when Jess started at Nine News in Brisbane. She says, “Joel was seeing someone so nothing happened at first. I wrote a few scripts for him, nothing more.” Months later at a work function things took a different turn.

SCREEN TEST … Journalists Joel Dry and Jessica Millward. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson

SEBASTIAN AND PAUL “We had our first kiss at the Regatta (Hotel, Toowong) after a work night out,” says Joel. “As with any work relationship we thought it best to keep it on the down low and we managed to keep it a secret from colleagues for nine months. Some people are much more touchy-feely than we are.” The couple, who live on Brisbane’s

southside, have been engaged since Boxing Day 2016, when Joel, 34, proposed at a winery near his home city of Adelaide. “Jess didn’t want to go out because we’d had a big Christmas and it was pouring with rain,” he says. “She was in a bit of a mood about it, but then I talked her round and got her out, and it all worked out fine.”

It may not have been “love at first sight”, but after 12 years together, Sebastian Waldon and Paul Nobbs are inseparable. The couple, who live at Draper, north of Brisbane, with their two dalmatians Dallas and Diesel, met at a nightclub in Melbourne. CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

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“It wasn’t so much love at first sight, but more, ‘let’s test it and see how we go’,” Sebastian, 34, says. “It would have been nice to say that Paul impressed me with his dance moves, but he actually just came up to me on the dance floor and stood there waving his arms. “I liked the fact that he looked like Prince William when he was younger looking and with more hair. “As it turned out, Paul was my knight in shining armour. He keeps me safe.” Paul, 37, will never forget the night he first set eyes on Sebastian. “He looked almost like an angel with a light shining over him,” he says. “I love the fact that Sebastian is largely a polar opposite of me. “I’m really introverted and quiet. I don’t really speak a whole lot of the time, but Sebastian keeps bringing me

out of my shell and challenging me to try new things.” Although they’ve talked about getting married, the couple are currently too busy renovating their house, with a view to selling it and moving to the Sunshine Coast in the next few years. Valentine’s Day is likely to be low key this year, with the couple enjoying a movie or a quiet dinner. “The first Valentine’s Day we were together Paul wrote me a card and told me how much he could see us together in the future,” Sebastian says. “The words he used were beautiful and 12 years later here we are.” Paul says every day is like Valentine’s Day. “There are times when I’m really stressed and Sebastian is very thoughtful and looks after me. “That’s what I really value.”

OPPOSITES ATTRACT … Sebastian Waldon and Paul Nobbs. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson


Poetry in paint GALLERIES Phil Brown

BURNING BRIGHT … Gordon Shepherdson’s works include (clockwise from top) Still life; Morning Redland Bay, 21 May 1997 and Kneeling figure in landscape.

I’ve always regarded Gordon Shepherdson’s paintings as dark romantic poems. It’s not surprising to me at all that his son, Nathan, became an acclaimed poet. Growing up with Gordon’s richly evocative (if sometimes disturbing) paintings obviously rubbed off. Gordon is one of those larrikin painters of a certain generation, like Robert Dickerson, Sam Fullbrook and his good friend and fishing buddy Gil Jamieson. These painters were all knockabout blokes. In the catalogue essay accompanying Gordon’s latest show at Philip Bacon Galleries, arts writer Louise Martin-Chew points out that this show is a little poignant because Gordon, now aged 83, who is represented in major galleries including QAGOMA, is in a nursing facility “to care for his increasingly frail body”. That’s sad but what an amazing artistic and poetic legacy he has created. His paintings are mostly very dark with flashes of light and colour. Louise quotes from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot to elucidate. “ ... the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more”. When I look at Gordon Shepherdson’s paintings, I tend to think of Goya. The fact that Gordon’s best known motif is of the dying bull

seems to confirm the Spanish connection although it refers to his years working in an abattoir. His early paintings of beasts at the abattoir are shocking and beautiful in equal measure. This exhibition spans his career from the poetic Aerial (albatross and eagle) painted in 1987, to the achingly beautiful High Swans from 1993 and exquisite Morning Redland Bay, 21 May 1997. The flowers in Still life, bursting out the darkness like the beginning of creation, take your breath away. Gordon has always found inspiration in the natural world and Louise says other motifs emerged from that – human figures, swimmers, waders, mysterious winged figures and others. His evening landscapes, gorgeous nocturnes, are moody and meditative. But there are tough paintings too such as the 2008 piece Bullock and still life in dark landscape. There’s that bullock again, a central motif with all the passion and power of Christ crucified, derived from a most unusual occupation for a painter. But the abattoir obviously had its benefits and somehow managed to inspire some of Queensland’s greatest paintings.

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Talent spotlight Fiona Purdon It is only fitting that Zohar Spatz’s name means radiant light. As the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) executive producer she endeavours to live up to her name by “shining a light’’ on local talent. “I like the positive meaning of my name and I hope I beam off plenty of energy,’’ she says. “Working in the arts is such a privilege and I get to work with some of the world’s most exciting and visionary artists so I hope I can provide a platform and shine a light on them for audiences. I like the energy involved with building something from scratch and then watching the audiences come.’’ Zohar, 36, of East Brisbane, has worked at some big events including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Dreaming Festival, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The Australian Open in Melbourne. Now the mother-of-two is drawing on all of her experience in putting together her biggest event yet. More than 280 artists from 47 Australian and New Zealand works will perform at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of APAM’s 11 free and ticketed events. “This is the first time we have opened up the market and provided locals with the opportunity to see one of the best programs of contemporary

art, dance, theatre and music,’’ she says. “We want to give Brisbane people a chance to see what is happening across the country.’’ Zohar will be at the helm of 112 staff at the Powerhouse, who will host about 670 arts delegates. Several large-scale outdoor events will include String Symphony, with a giant illuminated puppet made of one kilometre of handwoven rope, brought to life by audience members on the Powerhouse lawn next Sunday and Monday (Feb 18 and 19). “I’m excited and passionate about Brisbane and the work that gets made here,’’ she says. Zohar moved from her home town Melbourne to Brisbane almost seven years ago after falling in love with southeast Queensland during festival stints here, including the 2009 Woodford Folk Festival. That year, a cyclone ripped through the site. “It was insane, our grounds got completely battered and flooded but you survive that and you still deliver a festival with a smile on your face,” she says. “After that you feel like you can deliver pretty much anything.”

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BLACK PANTHER (M) hhkjj Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o Running time: 134 minutes In their native environment, big cats are sleek, fast and dangerous. But in Marvel’s ever-expanding super-verse, where the diet is pure popcorn, Black Panther’s natural instincts have become dulled. After Wonder Woman’s success, the time is ripe for an action fantasy about a black superhero helmed by an African-American. But this ethnical cargo cult of a movie, from hot young Hollywood director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), fails to deliver. Black Panther tells a dull and longwinded origin story set in the African country of Wakanda, which was struck by a meteorite leaving behind copious quantities of precious mineral vibranium. All bar one of the warring tribes in the area agreed to unite under the leadership of the title character’s ancestor, creating a hidden utopia. Wakanda’s technologicallyadvanced kingdom thrived while its neighbours eked out a hand-tomouth existence right on its doorstep. The film then flashes forward to the present day. When King T’Chaka (John Kani) is killed in an explosion, T’Challa/ Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) is called home to take his rightful place on the throne. This changing of the guard draws out a number of power-hungry challengers including Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), a merciless warrior. The plotting is predictable and the action sequences for the most part unengaging. VICKY ROACH

Lady laid bare LADY BIRD (M) hhhhj Director: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Running time: 94 minutes As an actor and a screenwriter, Greta Gerwig has made a living creating selfabsorbed characters whose social gaffes cause us to blush with shame. Gerwig’s characters resolve their everyday crises with a very particular kind of grace. Frances Ha, which she co-wrote with her partner, the director Noah Baumbach, is a good example. Her latest project, her first major solo-writing credit and her directorial debut as a feature filmmaker, is similarly up close and personal. Starring Irish-American actor Saoirse Ronan (above, with Lucas Hedges), it’s an unflinchingly intimate

coming-of-age story about a senior high school student who can’t wait to escape the “suffocating” confines of suburban Sacramento circa 2002. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson has a complex relationship with her outspoken mother Marion (Metcalf) who pulls double shifts as a nurse to support the family in the wake of her husband’s (Letts) redundancy. Overworked and over-protective, Marion’s love, concern, anxiety for, and exasperation with her youngest child, who has a rather inflated sense of her own self-importance, often translates as nagging and constant criticism. Lady Bird, unsurprisingly, responds with insolence, impatience and ingratitude. There is genuine affection in their relationship but it’s also volatile. During one fight, Lady Bird leaps

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (M) hhjjj Director: Adam Robitel Starring: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Spencer Locke Running time: 103 minutes Not many Hollywood movie franchises are based on women over 70, and Aussie writer-actor-filmmaker Leigh Whannell deserves brownie points for making Lin Shaye, as the demon-chasing psychic Elise Rainier, the linchpin of his Insidious series. This fourth Insidious outing is set just prior to the first film and has Elise confronting some of her own demons.

Along with her comedic offsiders, Specs and Tucker (Whannell and Sampson), she’s called to a house in New Mexico that is haunted by the figure of a young woman in chains, as

out of a moving car, breaking her arm in the process. She’s not the sort of girl to do things by half. And Marion is not the sort of woman to hold her tongue. Lady Bird’s peer group relationships are similarly conflicted. She doesn’t even try to conceal her lack of enthusiasm when her best friend wins the lead role in the school musical instead of her. In the past, Gerwig has been described as Baumbach’s muse. Here, she steps out of his shadow. Lady Bird also feels like a watershed moment for female audiences, offering mothers a working, warts-and-all screen version of themselves that they actually recognise. Their daughters will surely be emboldened by a lead character who is determined to take charge of her own destiny, mistakes included. VICKY ROACH

well as a terrifying monster whose scaly fingertips end in keys. The twist? It’s the house Elise grew up in during the 1950s: a dank, dark place next to a penitentiary where her younger self was terrorised by ghosts and an abusive dad (Josh Stewart). The fact that the house has barely changed in 50 years is just one of the lazy things about Whannell’s script . Elise’s two ghostbuster colleagues remain shallow and unbelievable, and their antics unfunny. That goes double when they meet Elise’s two nieces (Caitlin Gerard and Spencer Locke) and start trying to impress them. NICK DENT


To Paris, with love The city of lights is a dream destination for illustrator Megan Hess. She shares her delight in her book Paris: Through A Fashion Eye I was completely in love with Paris long before I set foot in France. As a little girl, I dreamt of every Parisian cliche – climbing the Eiffel Tower, riding a bicycle through the cobblestone streets and, of course, eating baguettes and pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I eventually travelled to Paris in my early 20s it was everything I had dreamt of. I remember sitting in the beautiful Tuileries, eating an ice cream and wondering if my life would one day bring me to work in this romantic city. To my absolute joy, it did. One of my first big commissions was for Cartier. The brief was to illustrate their Paris Nouvelle Vague collection and they asked me to make sure I took time to see all that was beautiful before rushing in to illustrate the pieces – it’s a metaphor for life and something I have never forgotten. It also made me truly understand how incredibly detailed and passionate Parisians are. Since then I have been very privileged to work with many other incredible iconic French luxury brands, such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Le Bristol Paris. Paris has become an enormous source of inspiration for my work since becoming a fashion illustrator. Throughout the year I travel back

DIOR 30 AVENUE MONTAIGNE, 8E Ever since launching his 1947 New Look collection, Christian Dior has been a name synonymous with haute couture. Dior moved into the Avenue Montaigne a year earlier. Dior’s collections continue to be imagined there today, ensuring it lives on as a global brand. The ateliers on the upper levels of the building have seen some of the biggest names in fashion reinvent the brand, from John Galliano to Raf Simons and now Maria Grazia Chiuri. One of my most thrilling commissions was sketching live for Dior Couture. I discovered where it

all began at the flagship store that has been transformed by luxury retail guru Peter Marino. Marino’s refurbishment decorated the 18thcentury interior with contemporary details, paying homage to the couturier’s original vision of classic luxury.

RITZ PARIS 15 PLACE VENDOME, 1ER Once the private residence of Coco Chanel, the Ritz Paris continues to uphold luxury standards when it comes to accommodation. In honour of the designer, the Ritz’s longtime

and forth to Paris, and I only have to glimpse a tiny iron balcony with a signature flower pot of French roses to go completely weak at the knees. I have acquired a hefty list of my favourite fashion places, to eat, shop and explore. This is an edited extract from Paris by Megan Hess published by Hardie Grant Books, $30, available in stores nationally.

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Cafe de Flore 172 BOULEVARD SAINTGERMAIN, 6E Nestled in amongst the irresistibly chic galleries and fashion boutiques of boulevard Saint-Germain, Cafe de Flore has been a Parisian institution since it opened in the late 19th century. Occupying a street corner, the cafe’s tables that spill out on to the pavement are the perfect vantage point to take in the street style of the glamorous shoppers making their way from boutique to boutique – it’s my favourite spot in all of Paris to

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Make it a date Amanda Horswill Swimming lessons, netball sign-on, grocery shopping, visiting relatives, errands … By the time I was sipping a tall glass of sparkling wine in my plush Marriott hotel room on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I was tempted to just crawl into the huge, soft bed and have a well-earned nap. But I had to push on. My significant other and I had big plans to cram in as much footloose-andfancy-free recreation as possible in a rare window of weekend time without children in tow. First, we would finish the wine, a refreshing bottle of De Bortoli Willowglen Sparkling Brut. It was waiting for us in our room, part of the Marriott Date Night package created for couples wanting a mini-break but who need to be close enough to home to respond to the babysitter’s 2am emergency call. Beside the bottle sat a posy of flowers and a welcome box of choccies, the latter of which I enjoyed so much more because I wasn’t parentally obliged to share them. Also in the package was valet parking, a buffet breakfast, late checkout and a river-view room. I confess we sat in silence for longer than would normally be polite, just looking out the room’s huge window to the river traffic below, enjoying the quiet. When the bottle gave out we scouted for refreshments, not too far afield, just up a few floors to the Executive Lounge. For a bit extra on

the bill, access to this room supplies another slice of tranquillity, a space in which to enjoy a cuppa (finished mercifully without interruption and before going cold). There’s a cocktail hour there, too. But, there was a schedule to keep and after donning our gladdest glad rags we dashed out, across a laneway and down to the Riverwalk. We walked briskly to Eagle St Pier, weaving among hand-holding lovers marvelling at the setting sun’s kaleidoscopic transformation of the sky as it handed illumination duties to the Story Bridge light show. Dinner at Pony Dining was a shared starter – divine, fire-pitroasted beetroot with goat curd – and a perfectly grilled rib-eye for two. (Leaving the last spoonful of Pony’s potato mousseline for your partner is an indelible declaration of adoration.) Dessert was an Uber ride to a fartoo-dark Newstead side street and a quaint Brisbane romantic tradition: an expedition on the Golden Gondola. This Venetian-inspired punt has been ferrying lovers to the river proper via Breakfast Creek for 25 years. And it is romantic, perhaps more so if its occupants can tear their eyes away from the rarelyexperienced view of the riverbank. After docking, it’s a quick taxi ride to the open arms of the Marriott’s buzzing M Bar. We made a silent agreement to rebel against the usual child-enforced Sunday morning sleep-in curfew, but habit won out. Far too early we found ourselves sitting on the deck outside

FINE TIME ... Breakfast at the Marriott Brisbane (top); the room with a view (above); and sailing past the Breakfast Creek Hotel on the Golden Gondola.

the hotel’s Motion Bar and Grill, playing Tetris with four newspapers, cups of coffee, freshly poached eggs and a plate piled high with pastries. Recharged and reconnected, we headed home and were surprised by a wonderful reminder of the joy that love can bring – the biggest-ever bear

hugs from adorable children who had missed us. Brisbane Mattiott Date Night package, from $299. Golden Gondola The writer stayed as a guest of the Brisbane Marriott.


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Mates rates RESTAURANT Tony Harper There has been plenty of fuss about Sum Yung Guys, the Sunshine Beach restaurant owned by MasterChef 2016 runner-up Matt Sinclair and three of his mates. Parallels have been made with Rick Shores and Longtime, but truth be told it’s like neither. Except for the fact that it’s busy, popular and offers contemporary Asian fare, Sum Yung Guys does its own thing. It lives in the odd-shaped upstairs space that has housed a bunch of popular Sunshine Beach restaurants. There was Coconut Grove a couple of years ago, and something quite good and Thai before that, but it seems to have outshone them all. Try making a booking. Online seems best because the phone simply rings out. The trouble is that online only takes booking up to tables of four, so if you have a larger party it can be a little frustrating. When you land there you understand: the place cranks. It’s noisy (not nightclub, but certainly busy-bar kind of decibels) and fast. Seated, boom. Drinks, boom. Menus, boom. Food, boom. But it’s not fast food; it is considered, carefully woven, true to its roots food, even if it gets a little airbrushed and tamed for the Noosa/Sunshine audience. The Asian moniker is pretty broad – Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese and probably more, plus hybrids.

SUM YUNG GUYS 46 Duke St, Sunshine Beach Ph: 5324 1391 Chefs: Matthew Sinclair, Michael Rickard, Jeremiah Jones Lunch and dinner daily Eftpos and major credit cards Vegetarian and gluten-free options On-street parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7.5 Drinks: 6 Vibe: 8 Service: 7.5 And to wash it down there are plenty of decent drinks: loads of cocktails, a handful of beers, and hipster-friendly wines (la Violetta, Save Our Souls, Unico Zelo) and the mainstream (Shaw and Smith; Wairau River; Billecart Salmon; Kalleske). I opt for a beer and get the food rolling. Prawn toast ($12 for three pieces, inset) gets plenty of endorsements if you trawl the web. And I like the fact that it’s made using local Mooloolaba prawns, plus the fact that it comes with gochu (Korean red chilli paste) mayonnaise. It’s a bit oily, slightly

overcooked (toast turning black) and a bit more toast than prawn: disappointing, and perhaps not as good as many suburban Chinese takeaways, despite the effort and intention. Wagyu sirloin ($12 for two pieces) comes paper-thin on these light, angelic noodle wafers, with a wee bowl of nuoc cham and a couple of baby leaves of Vietnamese mint. No disappointments here, it is stellar. It’s even beautifully arrayed on a boatshaped wooden plate. Sexy stuff. A mid-size dish of sweet potato,

coconut, cashew sambal and herb ($22) is terrific (a vegetarian coup-degrace) and bang-bang chicken ($23) is delightful, although a tame rendition (many are, even though it’s a Sichuan dish). Sum Yung Guys has a predominantly Caucasian audience and it cleverly, rightly, has airbrushed its offering to make it visually appealing, less confronting, tamer. And it works – it’s as busy as a stump full of ants, folk are loving it and you walk away feeling coddled, filled and at the tail end of a new experience.


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Rather than wait for a client to commission his next residential project, architect Erhard Rathmayr of Brisbane firm Refresh Design decided to create one for himself. He joined forces with Bespoke Constructions to transform a 760sq m site at Toowong, refurbishing an original timber cottage and adding four contemporary dwellings. “We moved the house sideways to create a new three-storey dwelling adjacent and three freehold dwellings behind,” Erhard says. “Profit was not the main motivating factor. We

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Beautiful bedrooms Most people allocate their time, energy and budget to the rooms visitors see the most. Kitchens, public areas and bathrooms always seem first on the hit list, yet we spend a substantial amount of our existence in our bedroom. When restyling and designing your bedroom, there are a couple of key elements that are simple and effective that can easily transform your space quickly. Measure up. Never place furniture in your room that is too big or too small and this also applies to artwork. Your piece/s should fit perfectly on your wall. When considering placement, your bed should sit against the wall opposite the door so you’re looking straight at it, though this is not always possible due to windows and cupboards.

Bedrooms should be soft, moody and tranquil; floor-to-ceiling blockout curtains and linen sheets are a must. Purchase beautiful linen – it doesn’t need to be expensive. Wait for a sale then surprise your mattress with gorgeous fabrics, textures and patterns. Try choosing three complementary colours and work from there, always ensuring to layer the colours appropriately. Two of the same colour should never sit together unless they have contrasting patterns.

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“We install a range of meshes, including fire-rated aluminium, stainless steel and our heavy duty polythene product is engineered to suit Australia’s harsh conditions,” she says. “Leafshield gutter meshes prevent leaf build-up and blocked gutters, stop birds and vermin entering your roof cavities, and keeps fine leaves like pine needles out.” Call the team at Leafshield Gutter Protection for a free measure and quote. PH: 1300 362 246 LEAFSHIELD.NET.AU

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Navy blue in vogue Creating an exciting Hamptonsinspired plantation-style interior design for your home is best achieved by a visit to the French Corner, says proprietor Gary Gardiner. “The Hamptons design is captured by contrasting soft alluring neutrals and if you love colour, adding dark elements, such as classic navy, dark chocolate with charcoal floors,” Gary says. “White contrasting metallic touches add a soft contemporary finish and lifestyle through the adaptation of beautiful Hampton Estate quality furniture pieces, especially designed and manufactured for the French Corner.” Gary says Hamptons style combines a simple balance of colour and space. “It’s easy to create that special Hamptons look through the

combination of beautiful furniture superbly complimented by rugs, cushions, edgy framed wall art, mirrors and classic and contemporary lighting and lamps,” he says. “It’s a stylish and welcoming interior for the home that family and friends will love.” PH: 3856 4321 THEFRENCHCORNER.COM.AU

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Chic new look Shutters are the ultimate window covering that can be used inside and outside the home to offer privacy, control light and block out the summer heat, says sales administrator at Cosmopolitan Shutters, Belinda Wolfe. “They are also energy efficient,” Belinda says. “Whether you are building a new home or replacing existing window coverings, you won’t find a window treatment that looks better, lasts longer and insulates more efficiently than our internal Thermoshield shutters. “The shutters come in a range of colours and carry a lifetime warranty. “They are made from a 100 per cent poly-resin material that looks and feels like wood, never needs painting and will not fade, crack, peel or chip.” For outside areas, Cosmopolitan

Shutters recommends its Louvreshield range of aluminium shutters. “They are hard wearing, easy to clean and can be custom made to suit decks, patios and balconies,” Belinda says. 2/908 KINGSFORD SMITH DR, EAGLE FARM PH: 3268 5699 35/38 KENDOR ST, ARUNDEL PH: 5563 7440 1/10 PREMIER CCT, WARANA PH: 5493 8900 COSMOPOLITANSHUTTERS.COM.AU






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Timeless timber Buywood Furniture’s solid timber benchtops are perfect for modern interior design, according to codirector Lee Kenny. He says the organic quality of the timber adds warmth and texture to a

room, making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. “We offer a variety of solid timber benchtops, bathroom vanities, waterfall kitchen benchtops and builtin cabinetry, built to your or our design,” he says. “Our team can work with your cabinet maker or designer to create a custom benchtop.” PH: 3352 3485 BUYWOODFURNITURE.COM.AU

Dining In Style Buywood Dining Tables and Chairs are handmade right here in Brisbane by 4th Generation Master Furniture Maker Lee Kenny. 78 Farrington St. Alderley (07) 3352 3485

Fabulous frames Hanging a piece of artwork or family photograph can help to bring a room to life, and the team at FrameWarehouse in Ashgrove is committed to ensuring customers’ masterpieces and photos become true showpieces. As picture framing specialists with more than 45 years’ experience, the

team can assist in selecting the perfect finishing touches for customers’ memorabilia, needlework, photos, certificates, paintings or posters. There are more than 4000 frames in stock to choose from, and budget frames can be made any size to order. Visit the team for a free consultation and to view the extensive range of frames and accessories on display. Gift certificates are available from the store. PH: 3355 3377 FRAMEWAREHOUSE.COM.AU


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Stylish interiors Vogelhaus is an interiors wonderland, a paradise of classic, Hamptons and modern furniture, homewares, fashion and giftware. Located on Gympie Rd, Kedron, Vogelhaus is the result of co-owner Elisa Haack’s creative, artistic passion and impeccable taste. “I love the New York 5th Avenue look with a touch of French provincial and Hamptons,” Elisa says. “However, I don’t necessarily like one set style; some variety in a home can look amazing. “For example, an old antique French chair can look absolutely stunning in a modern styled room.” In addition to indoor and outdoor furniture throughout Vogelhaus’ six individually styled rooms, the carefully restored ex-Ellaways old piano store showcases an array of mirrors, conventional lighting, exclusive

framed art and a range of home decorator items. There is also a range of gifts for every occasion, along with a fabulous ladies fashion area in the ‘Clothing Closet’. An in-house stylist service is available. PH: 3359 3952 VOGELHAUS.COM.AU


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Stylish home in leafy

surrounds Enjoy quality finishing touches at this Taringa base On an elevated block with leafy surrounds, this new residence offers space, a functional floor plan and proximity to public and private schools and universities. In the privacy of a cul-de-sac, the house has five bedrooms, a grassy back yard and multiple living and entertaining spaces across three storeys.

On the first floor is the main openplan living hub, featuring solid spotted gum timber flooring. A kitchen with a suite of Miele appliances overlooks light-filled living and dining areas, both opening to a balcony with street views. Towards the rear of the level is a bedroom, powder room, laundry and family room. The family room then extends to a north-facing patio including a built-in outdoor kitchen. Back inside, the main bedroom spans the rear width of the upper level

TARINGA 41 Dopson St Land: 400sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Feb 14), 5.30-6.15pm; Saturday (Feb 17), 3.15-4pm Agent: Jeff Smith, Ray White Paddington; ph: 3369 6488 or 0432 003 355 Auction: On site, Saturday (Feb 17), 4pm

and has a balcony, walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Another of the upstairs bedrooms also has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite, while the two remaining bedrooms have builtin wardrobes. Other features include zoned and ducted airconditioning, 5kW PV solar panels and a triple garage.

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Luxury living SANDY Baldwin describes the view from her Brookfield home as being like “Hollywood Hills views’’. Her brief to the architect was to reflect a casual lifestyle with an open feel and, of course, to make the most of the views of the city and Mt Coottha. But don’t mistake casual for poor quality; the home is built and finished with the highest quality materials. The property has a 22m infinity pool with individually laid imported Biasazza glass mosaic tiles from Italy on top of a wing of the house and there is a heated spa. “Underneath we have got the wine cellar and a kids’ area downstairs,’’ Sandy said. The cellar has sake barrels that were sent over from Japan. Sandy said it was a very modern

sort of home that felt luxurious but was still low key. The home, known as “Lani Mauna”, was designed by architect Tim Ditchfield. Recycled timber floorboards from Brett’s Wharf are used in the home as well as Port Fairy bluestone granite, Carrara marble, and polished concrete floors. There is also a commercial-grade cool room off the quality kitchen.

BROOKFIELD 9 Royston St Land: 1.02ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Douglas Tonkin, Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Brisbane - Paddington; ph: 3553 8988 or 0438 855 595 Auction: On site, February 24, 2pm

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The Most Affordable Absolute Beachfront House on Australia’s East Coast? ‘Driftaway’, 25 Ocean Road, Brooms Head, Northern NSW • An absolute beachfront cottage set on one of the most spectacular strips of coastline • The idyllic family holiday, weekender at any time of the year or even a place to call home • Refurbished 3 bedroom beach cottage located directly where both arms of Cakora Lagoon enters the ocean. The outlook is a constantly ever-changing beach, water and sand view • Brisbane and Gold Coast just a 3* and 2* hour drive, Sydney 8* hour drive (or 2* hour flight) Being away from the hustle and bustle, this could be the most affordable absolute oceanfront beach house sold along the east coast of Australia in 2018.

Auction Fri 23 Feb 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane View Sun 12–1pm and Fri 5–6pm (NSW time) Daniel Kelly 0408 669 646 Barry Quinn 0409 828 342 *approx.

WORLDCLASS One of Brisbane’s most iconic homes, this timeless waterfront estate is poised on nearly 2,000m2, with a deepwater mooring and private pontoon.

RABY BAY 5 Grenoble Place

INSPECT Call for inspection times

Showcasing the finest craftsmanship, this indulgent home offers 12,000 square feet of remarkable finishes across two levels. This unparalleled position captures panoramic bay views. A collection of versatile living areas both formal and casual make up the lower level, culminating in a seamless transition to waterfront outdoor entertaining spaces. The state-of-the-art kitchen welcomes the chef of the home with in-laid mahogany cabinetry, stone benchtops and butler’s pantry. An exquisite home cinema, an American style Mahogany paneled office, a gym overlooking the tiled pool, wine cellar, steam room, and so much more complete this amazing residence.

Paul Curtain 0411 721 474


Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553


PLC-OP3882 _BN_A

OUTSTANDING This 494m2 full floor sub-penthouse offers a 226m2 wraparound terrace which showcases outstanding panoramic views, plus four side-by-side car accommodation.

KANGAROO POINT 901/21 Pixley Street

INSPECT Thursday 7 – 7:30pm,

An exceptional offering encompassing Brisbane’s best 360 degree uninterrupted views of b oth re ac h e s of th e B r is ba n e R i ve r, B r is ba n e CB D a nd th e B ota n ic a l G a rd e ns. The wraparound st yle balcony allows ef for tless interaction from the indoor living to the ou tside. T he maste r b e droom c omma nds a c e ntra l position in this a pa r tme nt, ma ximising the panoramic views with full width glass sliders opening directly onto the balcony. A n ope n e nsuite f inished with a fre e standing bath bolsters the lu xur y vibe of the proper t y. T he clever use of space provide s for ever y storage ne ed and side-by-side four car accommodation completes this splendid home.

AUCTION Thursday 15 February at 6pm,


Saturday 1 – 1:30pm and Sunday 12 – 12:30pm

Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Michael Bacon 0423 342 707 PLC-OP3882_BN_B

MASTERPIECE Spanning over 323m2 with explosive 270° uninterrupted views, PH 4102 is the pinnacle of splendour and luxury, offering the ultimate privacy.

INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 – 11:30am

BRISBANE CITY 4102/140 Alice Street As you enter PH 4102, you are treated with an enormous sense of space. The external curvilinear design creates open spaces throughout the living, dining and outdoor areas. The increased ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout fur ther enhance the penthouse feel. The master suite epitomises penthouse living with a bespoke walk-in robe and ensuite design while three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, media room, library, laundry and guest powder room service this home. No penthouse is complete without a four car garage. This large, ultra sophisticated residence is not to be missed.


Buyers above $4,500,000

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3882_BN_C

NEW FARM 294 Bowen Terrace

INSPECT Saturday 10:30 – 11am

Proudly sitting within the Oxley & Bowen Residences, this luxury three bedroom freehold home delivers an excellent investment opportunity or fashionable live-in purchase. Intertwining effortless living with elegant influences, every feature and appointment within the home has been tastefully considered from the spotted gum handcrafted staircase to Italian porcelain tiles. The central level of the home provides the backdrop for everyday family living enhanced by timber accents. Across this level, you will find a streamlined living, dining and kitchen area with seamless access to the private entertaining balcony.


MITCHELTON 38C Kumbari Crescent

Wes Press 0400 662 171

INSPECT Thursday 5:45 – 6:30pm

Behind its discreet street presence and leaf y surrounds, this executive-style residence introduces you to an enchanting haven in a world of its own. Positioned on a 2,190m2 elevated allotment, feeling far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet still so close to it all. Upon entry you are completely immersed in an ambient tranquility, evoking a sense of peace and relaxation. The family friendly floorplan provides open plan living and entertaining all on the one level. On such a rare occasion does a home with this much on offer become available – your prompt action will be rewarded.


AUCTION Thursday 8 March at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

and Saturday 10:15 – 11am

AUCTION Saturday 3 March at 11am, on-site

Alison Euler 0407 179 115 PLC-OP4077_BN_D


Restored Colonial It was a sunny day in February, 1980 when Deborah Tyson bought the burnt down house at 38 Palmer St, Windsor. Her husband Charles had gone out for the day, and with nothing planned she figured she’d harass the local agent. “I pulled up outside the front of this ‘handyman’s delight’ – it was so shabby and rundown, but I’d never been inside a burnt house before so I decided to have a look.” She then noticed the large parcel of land attached to it and thought it would be great for a tennis court, so she bought the house then and there. “When my husband came home I said, ‘I’ve bought a house!’ “Charles looked at me and asked why I hadn’t considered discussing it with him first, to which I replied, ‘If

you’d have seen it, we wouldn’t have bought it’.” The couple renovated the Colonial-style home over the course of a year. It has wooden floors, VJ walls, high ceilings and multiple entertaining areas across two levels. There are four bedrooms, an openplan kitchen, living and dining area, a workshop and covered patio. The house also has city views, an inground pool and grass tennis court.

WINDSOR 38 Palmer St Land: 1215sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Tom Lyne, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0423 696 862 Auction: On site, Saturday (Feb 17), 1pm


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127 Laurel Avenue, CHELMER

With its highly coveted riverfront address in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful tree-lined streets, this magnificent property truly has it all. One of the best riverfront blocks in Chelmer, it is positioned on 3122m2 with 40m of prime river frontage. Stately, classic and full of charming features, the two-level home across two buildings was originally designed and built by the renowned Knowlman McDonald Builders. Multiple indoor/outdoor living areas, wine cellar, fireplaces, N/S tennis court, pool, spa and private pier provide every chance to celebrate the joys of riverfront living.





On-site, 24 February, 11am


Wed & Sat 11.00-11.30am


Jason Adcock 0418 72 77 88



Opulence abounds A quality-built, riverfront residence, designed for family living and enjoying recreation time on the Brisbane River, is set to become another owner’s treasured domain. It was the river that drew the Jaffar family to buy a double block of land at Indooroopilly on which they built their dream home. The house took 18 months to design and three-and-ahalf years to build. “It had to have the best of everything and it had to be a home to live in forever which is why cost didn’t matter,’’ Kevin Jaffar said. Stonemasons were commissioned to hand-cut all of the natural sandstone used throughout the residence. The sandstone was sourced from a quarry in Gosford in New South Wales, while Black Beauty granite and Calacatta Oro marble was

sourced from Italy and Brushbox timber was transported from Lismore. The property has a private pontoon, children’s tree house, 10m infinity edge pool with pavilion and a gymnasium. There is also a theatre with a cocktail bar, a custom American Oak library, six-car garage and an internal glass lift. Multiple living and entertainment areas are spread over three levels, with the lift servicing all levels.

INDOOROOPILLY 9 Ivy St Land: 1505sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0413 056 114 (JF) For sale: By negotiation

Rare Absolute Riverfront Land - 3 x Blocks


24 Astolat Street, YERONGA

Rare elevated flood-free building platforms await your bespoke absolute riverfront residence, in the tightly held & coveted Astolat St precinct. Surrounded by prestigious luxury homes & privately located in a quiet cul-de-sac 5kms from the CBD & 800m walk to Rail Station. These are the last absolute vacant riverfront blocks in Yeronga available to build your new architectural masterpiece.

For Sale.

From $1.8 Million




Jason Adcock 0418 72 77 88


Rosemont - Refined Colonial Masterpiece 19 Burnett Street, Sadliers Crossing A rare find indeed combining the quintessential colonial home with luxurious modern convenience. Set back on a manicured half acre and dressed with a brick and picket fence, the street appeal is unrivalled. The cedar and leadlight front entry opens to a wide hall with formal living to the right featuring the original fireplace and French doors to the verandah. The bedroom to the left has an ensuite, making it a perfect guest or teenager’s room. The second bedroom and third bedrooms are off the central living space, each opening directly to the wide verandahs that surround the home. The master suite, with newly added ensuite and walk in robe, opens onto beautifully secluded gardens from which the Grammar School clock chimes can be heard, announcing each daylight hour. The main bathroom adjoins the oversized laundry complete with large Victorian ceiling airer, and ample space for ironing and sewing.

June Frank Principal Walkers Real Estate 0423 426 942

The gorgeous Hampton style kitchen has excellent bench and cupboard space and flows through a casual meals area, opening on one end to the verandah and the other to the pool. Outside infrastructure includes established garden rooms, four car accommodation including 2 separate timber garages, one of which is already plumbed and could easily be converted to granny flat for dual living (STCA). So conveniently located walking distance to Grammar School, Catholic precinct, top of town, train station and bus stop. Executive living for today’s family. For Sale by Tender due 3rd March 2018. Open for inspection Thursday 22nd February from 5:30 to 6:30pm; Saturday 24th February from 3 to 3.45pm; Saturday 3rd March from 10 to 10:45am.

3202 4999

ANNERLEY 391 Annerley Road • Classic Queenslander on 1702m2 of rare inner city land. • Expansive L shaped wrap-around verandah, ideal for entertaining. • Polished timber floors, VJ's, high ceiling and leadlight windows. • Self-contained granny flat or separate living downstairs. • Established gardens with inground salt water swimming pool. • 6kms to CBD, walking distance to schools, shops & public transport.



View Thursday 5.00-5.30pm Saturday 11.00-11.30am Auction Saturday 3rd March at 11:00am Contact 07 3333 1000 Bettina Jude 0401 002 897



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12 minute bike ride to the university of queensland 10 minute drive to Queensland University of Technology 5kms to brisbane cbd or 18 minute train to central station 19 minutes by bus to south bank - tafe, griffith, usc

Annie Hayes

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Elegant offering WITH six bedrooms, a 3000-bottle, eat-in wine cellar, championship-size tennis court and pool, it’s easy to live a life less ordinary at this grand Hamilton home. Martin Roller was living just around the corner when he spotted the residence for sale five years ago. “I thought, ‘wow, what a house’, but it was way too big just for my new partner and I – six bedrooms, two levels, living areas everywhere, a 3000-bottle wine cellar,” he said. “I thought ‘nice place but wrong guy’. Anyway, a month later I owned it.” Martin described the house as having a sophisticated style, and a moody sort of decor. He loved the main living area, and his favourite place to eat dinner was in the wine cellar, which seats eight.

“I have had some cracking dinner parties in that wine cellar,’’ he said. The residence has wooden floors, high ceilings, ducted airconditioning, an intercom entry and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. It also has a triple garage and double carport and ample storage space. Glass stacker doors open from the living areas to the outside, while the main bedroom has balcony access, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.

HAMILTON 30 Windermere Rd Land: 2024sq m Inspect: Saturday (Feb 17), 11-11.45am Agent: Dwight Ferguson, Ray White; ph: 3868 7500 or 0412 385 720 For sale: By expressions of interest, closing February 23, 4pm


8 SIXTH AVENUE, KEDRON VIEW Sat 12:00-12:30pm

POTENTIAL PLUS! • Original Queenslander, charm-filled

• Highset with huge storage under • 3 bedrooms, combined living/dining • Modern bathroom & kitchen, 2 toilets • North facing backyard, fenced 607m2 • Close proximity to major amenities • Less than 20 minutes to CBD

BEN WILSON 0407 584 378 3


KELLY PARES 0447 987 384


ADDRESS 128 Bay Terrace, Wynnum

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 3348 4660


European style Along with a contemporary facade of exposed brick and white timber, this stylish residence provides opulence with European oak and stone elements. A pathway leads down one side of the house to the first-floor entry. Inside, oak flooring flows from the foyer into an open-plan living and dining room with down lighting, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking gardens. Nearby is the kitchen. Sliding glass doors open the interior out to a timber deck with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue and views to an in-ground saltwater pool. Back inside, the first floor also has a powder room, laundry, an office and a bedroom with a balcony and an ensuite. Stairs and an elevator connect the first floor to the rest of the

house, including the ground floor, which has a double garage. The second floor includes three bedrooms and a media room. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a tiled ensuite with a rain shower. Other features include ducted airconditioning and fully-integrated automatic lighting and CCTV systems.

NEW FARM 87 Oxlade Dr Land: 405sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Scott Darwon, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0401 151 090 (SD) For sale: By negotiation

PRIME WATERFRONT POSITION Point View Residences Now Complete Display Open: Tuesday 11:00am - 2:00pm Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm Or by appointment (7 days a week) Address: 32 Glenora Street, Wynnum QLD 4178 Price: 1 bedroom from $375,000 2 bedroom from $495,000 2 level skyhomes from $1,125,000 Contact: Tim Holmes 0418 725 158

Auction On-Site 24 Feb 2:00pm View Saturday 10:00 - 10:45am & 2:00 - 2:45pm


Historic homestead This sprawling 1920s five-bedroom Queenslander has a rich history of hosting prime ministers, and was once also owned and used by the band The Divinyls. Banyak Suka has been restored by and boasts charming period features such as hardwood flooring, high ceilings, fireplaces and character finishes. The light-filled main living hub of the residence has multiple glass doors to the gardens. The traditional-style kitchen features timber cabinetry, a wood stove and a modern gas stove and oven, and a wine cellar as well as access to a wine cellar. Nearby are a dining area and formal lounge area with extensive glass and stunning views. Upper-level bedrooms have

varying features including wallpaper and pendant lighting, with the main bedroom also including a private sitting room, a walk-in wardrobe, and access to a period-style bathroom. Also on the upper level are a lounge room with a fireplace and a collection of verandas and balconies with scenic views. Outside there are improved pastures and native vegetation and Glass House Mountain views.

DELANEYS CREEK 1 Banyak Suka Dr Land: 19.25ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Andrew Goodall and Jez McNamara, Ray White Rural; ph: 3231 2222, 0412 093 551 (AG) or 0427 270 280 (JM) For sale: By negotiation

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Yeronga 46 Instow Street



Rare Acreage lifestyle just 6km from the CBD! Majestically nestled in one of Yeronga’s most beautiful river streets,

• Grand residence on 2467m2 by the river

and only 6km from the Brisbane CBD, this exquisite Hamptons-inspired

• In-ground pool, BBQ pavilion, paved entertaining courtyard and floodlit multipurpose half-court and level lawns

residence, with private and expansive grounds, will simply take your breath away! Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, on more than half an acre of sprawling gardens, this superbly maintained property is bordered on one side by a lush nature reserve, and offers river views and exclusive sanctuary living.

With a seemingly endless array of lifestyle and entertaining possibilities this property truly delivers in all aspects.

• Glorious wrap-around verandahs, traditional fireplace with mantle and spectacular French door assemblies throughout • Back to base security system, integrated smartwired TV/sound systems, automated driveway gates, air conditioning throughout


Pool, Multi-Purpose Half-Court View Thursday 15th February 6pm-7pm and Saturday 17th February 1pm-2pm.

Anne-Maree Russell 0403766 822


Horoscope with Tanya Obreza CANCER


(June 22 - July 22) Best day: Thursday 15th This week’s solar eclipse on the 16th sends a signal that you’re beginning a new chapter in your life. All types of opportunities may come, urging you to update your resume and pay closer attention to who appears on your scene and who leaves it. Some can expect surprising life shifts.

(January 21 - February 18) Best day: Tuesday 20th This week’s solar eclipse is occurring in your sign, making internal alarm bells ring. This means the cosmos is making an effort to create a new you, by attempting to detach you from any person, place or thing that no longer suits you. You’ll soon start an emotional or physical journey, ready or not.




(February 19 - March 20) Best day: Saturday 17th Love sidles closer this week, and it’s unlikely to be a tame entanglement. What’s more, the attraction should be mutual, with no end to the emotions you can explore. The professional pace? Equally passionate. Fortunately, few can handle creative challenges better than you.

(April 21 - May 20) Best day: Friday 16th You know your strengths, but occasionally they abandon you. In a way it’s like stage fright – where the ability to perform is overridden by self consciousness. Not so this week, which allows most Taureans to make a fabulous impression in dazzling style, more so around the 16th.



(March 21 - April 20) Best day: Sunday 18th It’s time for you to put up your defences, avoid stress and schedule some time out for doing the things you love. This isn’t the right week to plan major moves or take on extra responsibilities. Instead, lighten your load and postpone relationship showdowns or difficult career decisions.

(May 21 to June 21) Best day: Monday 19th Everyone has their own stories about how things happened. Before you leap to conclusions untangle any confusion, or you’ll never know the facts. Personal decisions made around the Aquarian new moon on the 16th mark a fresh start. Who you are and what you now embrace will influence your life for years to come.

(July 23 - August 23) Best day: Wednesday 14th There’s much to be said for routine, but the same thing day in, day out can bind past and present into a blur of blandness. So this week’s hint of romance, creativity or, perhaps, travel arrive just in time. Throw yourself wholeheartedly into the options on offer – you are truly deserving.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 22) Best day: Sunday 18th Even if relationships, work pressures or finances are causing sleepless nights, try to put your mind at rest. Once you stop expecting the worst, life will fall into place. The planets promise success but it will take time and patience before the rewards eventuate. Don’t lose heart; instead, lose the weight on your shoulders.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 23) Best day: Saturday 17th Despite the pressure, pace yourself or health may suffer. You’re meant to be


productive, Libra – not manic. Also beware of double standards. Equal rights must be extended to others. By the new moon on the 18th, life feels more settled. Relax into this unhurried few days guilt-free.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Best day: Friday 16th True to your sign, you feel especially strong willed, even stubborn, this week. Embrace it, Scorpio. Such single-mindedness could open new career doors, or even make you money. And soon, there could also be something very special to celebrate. Cheers to that.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Best day: Wednesday 14th Surround yourself with close friends and family. You’re suppressing emotions instead of airing them. Give those worries and fears a voice. It’s time to trust others. A cliche, perhaps, but a problem shared is a problem halved. Release that tension.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Best day: Thursday 15th You might be feeling better, Capricorn, as there’s a noticeable increase on your “can-do” list. This could be some higher spiritual element creeping into the equation. Whatever’s happening, you’re tapping into something extraordinary. Use all blessings to your advantage.


Honeybees have a fantastic sense of smell. They use it to find and pollinate their favourite flowers. They learn to identify sick bees by smell and quickly remove them from the hive. Scientists are now training honeybees to sniff out explosives and forage for landmines.

The Jolly Roger hit its peak in the early 1700s. Pirates would hoist the black flag, demanding an immediate surrender to avoid bloodshed. The targeted ship would hoist a white flag to agree. If the pirates flew a red flag, it meant no quarter given and a fight to the death.

With 30,000-faceted eyes providing awesome eyesight and flight capabilities that include instant manoeuvring in any direction, the dragonfly is a devastating hunter. It doesn’t chase down its food; it calculates a flight path to intercept and meets them there.

In 10th century Persia the Grand Vizier Abdul Kassem Ismael so loved his private library he kept it close, even while travelling. A caravan of 400 camels, almost 1.5km long, carried the precious 117,000 volumes. And the camels were trained to walk in alphabetical order.

Farmers in Africa and India have found chilli bricks, paste and oils to be an effective elephant repellent. Burning the bricks, and smearing the oil and paste on fences deters roving elephants from lunching in their fields. The world’s hottest chilli is the Carolina Reaper.

The Mammalian Diving Reflex occurs when cold water (below 21C) hits your face. Instantly, airways snap shut and body systems slow down. Humans are born with the reflex but lose it around toddler age. It’s one of the reasons some people survive being submerged in freezing water.

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Brisbane News Magazine February 14 - 20, 2018. ISSUE 1164  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful.

Brisbane News Magazine February 14 - 20, 2018. ISSUE 1164  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful.