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NOVEMBER 14-20, 2018 ISSUE 1203

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WONDER Celebrating the legacy of Queensland fashion royalty Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson


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This week... It’s been two years since designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson closed the doors to their revered fashion house. A success story born in Brisbane, Easton Pearson was famous the world over for its daring patterns, innovative materials and meticulous techniques – all of which conspired to propel the label (1989-2016) to cult status. Pamela and Lydia went on to pursue solo interests (P8-11) but remain great friends – their bond evident in our cover shot by photographer Renae Droop. Now the talented duo are being honoured with a major exhibition of their work – a showcase of 200 outfits from the Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson archives. It’s a fashion event, not to be missed.


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THE CHAT Former Paralympian Karni Liddell COVER STORY Easton Pearson revisited RESTAURANT Modern Thai, Mount Gravatt RECIPE Alastair McLeod’s orange syrup cake FILM Wand-wielding actor Callum Turner SCENE Winning Cup Day looks worn by you FASHION Poolside brights AT HOME The house that women built LIVING Breezy summer styling

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ON THE COVER Pamela Easton (left) and Lydia Pearson, Cover Story, P8-11. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop Design: Anne-Maree Lyons


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Voice for change Former Paralympian Karni Liddell is still pushing boundaries – as a social advocate and motivational speaker


hether gracing television screens, speaking to politicians and business leaders, or taking a bow on a medal podium, Karni Liddell has long been the public face of an often overlooked minority. The vivacious 39-year-old, a feted Paralympian, disability activist and motivational speaker, will speak at the Queensland Government’s 2018 White Ribbon Day Breakfast this month. Karni first burst onto the public stage as one of Australia’s most successful Paralympic swimmers, breaking records and winning medals at both the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, having been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy as a baby.

She studied journalism and dabbled in television presenting and commentary before qualifying as a social worker more than a decade ago. “The reason I got into media was to raise the profile of people with disabilities and show us as a visible part of the community. But I couldn’t get a job back in the day because I was in a wheelchair and disabled. “It was a very vain, pretentious world back then, so I can’t believe at almost 40, I’m back on TV,” Karni says of her recent appearances on Channel 7’s Great Day Out. Now she applies her media skills to highlight her work as an ambassador for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and as a member of the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council. She was invited to join the council in


2015 by former Governor-General Quentin Bryce, whose landmark Not Now, Not Ever report into the scourge of family violence was the impetus for its establishment. “She saw something in my work that even I didn’t recognise,” Karni says. “The majority of my career has been spent working with and supporting people with disabilities, and she gave me this great opportunity to look at a different side of our community. It’s quite an ugly side (because) people – especially women – with disabilities are so vulnerable to domestic and family violence.” The single mum is also passionate about supporting DVConnect and will speak at the White Ribbon Day fundraising breakfast on November 20. “If you only realised how much work

goes into trying to keep women safe,” she says. “Charities like DVConnect are constantly working long hours and long days in a very difficult field. Domestic and family violence doesn’t just happen from nine to five.” Away from the cameras, council meetings and ministerial briefings, Karni is kept blissfully busy by the demands of her 22-month-old son, Kai. “He was an absolute miracle! I’m 40 in March so I never thought being a mum was something I’d be able to do. It’s all about him now; he totally changed my life.” STAFF WRITERS White Ribbon Day Breakfast, Nov 20, 7-9am, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane.



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Forever in fashion Adored and adorned, Easton Pearson’s vibrant fashions live on for all to see, writes Tonya Turner


t’s whisper quiet in Museum of Brisbane’s store rooms in a small industrial park south of the city. The space is freezing and there are lino floors, fluorescent lights and steel shelves holding thousands of precious garments and items meticulously labelled in plastic bags. The clinical setting is a far cry from Brisbane fashion house Easton Pearson’s busy and colourful workshop, where sewing machines hummed, staff chatted and design team Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson worked their magic before closing up shop in 2016 after 28 years in the business. Two years on, Pamela and Lydia couldn’t be happier with where their archive of 3300 garments and 5000-plus items, including sketches, look books, photographs and accessories, has ended up. Although museum conservation guidelines mean the clothes will never be worn again, the pay-off is that future generations will be able to access, discover and study the collection for decades to come. “As long as they can go on mannequins and be displayed; as long as they’re in the public arena and they can be seen as they should be worn, then that’s fine,” Lydia says. The archive, valued at $2.7 million, was purchased and donated to the museum by Brisbane philanthropist Dr Paul Eliadis on the condition that it be kept together in its entirety and be used as an educational resource. It is the biggest gift received by MoB, the largest textile donation to an Australian museum, and a monumental task for the museum to archive each and every item. MoB director Renai Grace says more

than anywhere, Brisbane is where the archive belongs. “Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson are pivotal historic and cultural figures in the life of our city,” she says. Known for its bright colours, intricate embellishments and often quirky approach, Easton Pearson was born from the post-Expo 88 creative boom. As one of Australia’s most successful labels, it was stocked in 140 stores in 24 countries, and was a regular at Paris Fashion Week. In 2009 GOMA held a retrospective of the designers’ work, and in 2017 they were inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Collette Dinnigan and Aurelio Costarella.

Pam and Lydia really captured a Queensland aesthetic and took it to the world, and the world went ‘wow’ The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive exhibition at MoB offers a behindthe-scenes look into the former fashion house and is the first of many exhibitions to be drawn from the archive. It will feature 200 garments and focus on the inspiration behind the clothes, such as a christening dress found at a Paris flea market, and an Indian groom’s wedding jacket. It will also explore the social context in which they were created and the


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DESIGNER DASH … (Clockwise from main) Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson together again; exquisite detailing; Rebel coat, bralette and kickers from the spring/summer 2013 collection; museum director Renai Grace with pieces from the Easton Pearson exhibition.

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Although they don’t work together anymore, Lydia and Pamela are like family to one another. While Lydia is now a fashion lecturer at QUT, Pamela continues to design under her own self-titled slow-fashion label, Pamela Easton. “I really miss our conversations about design, and it is incredibly different working alone,” Pamela says. She is back to releasing two collections a year and continues to work with the artisans behind Easton Pearson. “I spend a lot of time in India in discussion with people, and of course my volume is nothing like Easton Pearson. The intention was, and is, to try and maintain employment for some of those people. It’s only sold online and it’s something I can very much control. “It gives me more time for family and friends, and myself,” Pamela says. In announcing their closure in 2016, the designers said it was time to re-evaluate and put some balance back into their lives. Happily, that’s something they both feel they’ve achieved. Lydia has found a new calling in teaching and has plans to establish a workspace for young designers. “I feel that now, teaching the students in such a hands-on way, I almost have the best of both worlds because I have the joy of all the creation but I don’t have the agony of all the day-to-day business,” Lydia says. “I would like to try to establish Brisbane as not only a place that people are happy to stay and work (in) but as a place people want to come to to set up their art practice.” And when she isn’t guiding the next generation of designers into the future, Lydia can likely be found enjoying time with her oneyear-old grandson. “I have more time to explore and do other things I want to do now. I feel very full of possibility. It’s a very exciting stage,” she says.

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FROM PAGE 8 detail and workmanship of the garments using techniques that may disappear in decades to come. “What we wear is so close to who we are,” Renai says. “Pam and Lydia really captured a Queensland aesthetic and took it to the world, and the world went ‘wow’. “This exhibition is all about how we inspire future generations ... by the techniques and success of this brand and where they took themselves – from a backroom warehouse onto the world stage.

We always hear stories of people who have passed it down to their daughters “It’s about dreaming big and feeling inspired. You don’t have to go elsewhere; you can be here, especially in this global age, where you can live where you love.” The exhibition also examines how technology and fast fashion manufacturing processes have disrupted the industry. In Easton Pearson’s case, it caused them to increase from two collections a

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STITCHES IN TIME … Classic Easton Pearson from the exhibition; Lydia Pearson and Pamela Easton at their former Fortitude Valley store in 2016; the pair in 2000.

year to six, and in doing so, lose some of what made the label so successful. Despite this, they remained committed to highquality, ethically produced fashion, working closely with artisans in India, Vietnam and locally. “That was always the philosophy at Easton Pearson, that our manufacturing was ethical,” Pamela says. “We always made sure the people we worked with were remunerated properly, that they were in decent working conditions, and that they were well looked after. “That was just part of what we did, without really announcing it. It’s a terrific thing. It’s now very much something that’s discussed and promoted and is very important.” While Renai admits “it’s torturous” that they can’t try on the clothes in the archive, Pamela and Lydia take comfort in the knowledge their designs live on in wardrobes around the world. “There’s a great deal of Easton Pearson out there,” Pamela says. “We always hear stories of people who have passed it down to their daughters – and sometimes even their granddaughters – who enjoy wearing it, so that’s pretty wonderful.” The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive, Nov 23-Apr 22, Museum of Brisbane, city. Tickets $12/$9, children under 12 free.

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People’s choice Modern Thai serves up local favourites with a smile RESTAURANT Tony Harper Mount Gravatt’s Modern Thai Restaurant won the 2018 award for best Thai restaurant at the Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. And it came in second (behind Perth’s Dusit Dheva) in the national competition, which is quite an achievement if you follow the logic of the scoring system, which I’m not sure I do. There is some great Thai food to be found in Brisbane and beyond, and I wonder how the likes of Spirit House (Yandina) and Thai Wi-Rat (Fortitude Valley) missed out. Are they not members? Did they not nominate themselves? There are machinations here beyond my ken. But the politics of awards aren’t the point – congratulations Modern Thai! It is a popular restaurant that has been plying its trade for nearly two decades. Part of the allure are its layout and looks – glass front, covered courtyard, walk-in wine cellar, and a rather comfy interior that is showing the patina of its 19 years. It’s quirky rather than lush, and some aspects of the quirk seem to detract a little from the atmosphere. For example, a dimly lit bar in one corner – more a service centre for staff than somewhere patrons would sit and sip – has gathered clutter. And from that bar you can select from a helter-skelter selection of wines. Some are excellent, such as the Teusner Sauvignon Blanc, the Oliver Taranga Corrina Cabernet Shiraz, and Houghton’s Jack Mann Cabernet

Sauvignon (2002), while others – the Patrick Pinot Noir, and Leasingham Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec – are mundane. It’s weighted towards full-bodied reds when Thai is white wine and bright, juicy red territory. The service, however, is a strong point: welcoming and efficient, everything happens with a smile. Aside from papadams and naan bread, Modern Thai’s menu doesn’t stray too far from the usual Thai offerings of curries, stir fries, curry puffs, salads and soups. Specials include crispy barramundi salad ($26, inset). And it steers clear of the extreme – jungle curry, offal, fiery larbs, fermented sausage, or the wealth of dishes you’d find in the streets and homes of Thailand but rarely in Australia. That’s par for the course. I might crave it – you might also – but two of us don’t constitute a viable audience.

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The curry puffs ($7.90 for four) are delicious – nice shortcrust pastry and ground beef with a decent mix of spice. Massaman curry ($19.90), ordered gluten-free, is passable, but hardly epic (the Massaman lamb shank at Rick Shores is in a different stratosphere), and choo chee coral trout ($22.90) is solid. The best dish is ordered by my greenshating, sugar- and meat-eating daughter: stir-fried seasonal vegetables in peanut sauce ($19.90). Go figure. And it is really good: batons of fresh, perfectly cooked vegetables of all colours with a good coating of sauce. So it’s good food, but in the swelling sea of modern Asian in Queensland, it’s hardly electric. As a local for residents of Mount Gravatt, however, it’s dandy.

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Full of zest This tangy citrus treat could lead to daily cravings, says Alastair McLeod Claudia Roden’s celebrated orange-cake recipe was first published more than 50 years ago. It has since been plundered, plagiarised and praised across the culinary firmament. Its bittersweet intensity is utterly delicious and as compelling today as ever. Ms Roden’s cake comes from a Middle-Eastern kitchen, whereas the yoghurt cake originates in French country cuisine: light, lactic and friable. The addition of syrup after baking lends a citrus lift that contrasts with the jamminess of its famous cousin. I have had equal success with lemon, mandarin and grapefruit. I reckon I could eat any of them every day for the next 50 years.

YOGHURT AND ORANGE SYRUP CAKE INGREDIENTS 125g unsalted butter, softened 250g caster sugar 2 eggs 300g Greek yoghurt 1tsp vanilla paste Zest of 2 oranges, plus 60ml juice 400g self-raising flour

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SYRUP 220g caster sugar 250ml water 80ml orange juice 2 oranges, thinly sliced

ICING Juice and zest of 1 orange 1½tbs icing sugar

METHOD Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 23cm spring form tin. Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one by one, followed by yoghurt, vanilla, zest and juice. Sieve together flour and bicarbonate of soda and fold into mix. Tip into tin and smooth to level. Bake for 45 mins until a skewer comes out clean. To make the syrup, combine all ingredients and simmer in a small pot for 12 mins. Allow cake to cool slightly then prick all over with a skewer and pour over syrup, reserving oranges. To make the icing, combine orange juice and zest with icing sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cool cake and place reserved citrus segments on top. Serves 12 Alastair McLeod is the chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Ceramics: Luna Ceramics,

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Dramatic note Traditional strings bring authenticity to a rare performance of Beethoven’s fifth symphony Fiona Purdon

most expensive musical instrument in the world. “We are hoping to take the audience through a portal to the time of Beethoven, and try to access some of the sounds available to Beethoven,’’ he says. “I really like the sound of the gut, it has more soul and texture.’’ Richard remains as passionately committed to the ACO as he was when he first joined as artistic director in 1989. “You are wanting to give audiences those experiences you wouldn’t normally get at home,’’ he says. “We’ve just come back from London, where we are the resident orchestra of the Barbican Centre, and next week we are playing in Brisbane. “We love it in Brisbane; I personally have a long and enduring relationship with Brisbane. I remember at the beginning of the 1990s we would be playing for a couple of hundred people in Brisbane’s Concert Hall.’’ Richard knew from his first violin lesson that he wanted a music career. By 11 he had made good on his goal by performing in a chamber orchestra. “A chamber orchestra seemed more fun, and I like the intimacy rather than a big orchestra experience. You can be much more experimental and collegial,’’ he says. Last year the orchestra collaborated on the movie Mountain, and a highlight next year will be restaging the musical and visual piece Luminous, featuring photographer Bill Henson’s work and indie Israeli-Australian singersongwriter Lior. ACO Tognetti’s Beethoven, Nov 19, Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank.

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ichard Tognetti always dreamt of hearing Beethoven’s fifth symphony in concert, but ironically, he had to play the masterpiece himself to fulfil his long-held aspiration. The Australian Chamber Orchestra artistic director says the work may be one of the world’s top five symphonies, but it is rarely heard in Australia. Richard had to wait until his 20s to achieve his wish. Now he is looking forward to revisiting the work at Brisbane’s QPAC next week. “I realised when I first performed it, I had never heard it live before,’’ he says. “Even though everyone knows the first four notes so well, you can never know a masterpiece of music completely. “With such great works of art, they need continual appraisal and reappraisal. The work has such extraordinary drama.’’ Richard, 53, says Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, written between 1804 and 1808, is the ideal “big treat to end the year’’, especially with the chamber orchestra increasing its number to 40. He is also looking forward to performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major (1806), which he has not played in 11 years. “Beethoven had already started to go deaf when he was composing the concerto and symphony,’’ he says. Orchestra members will use traditional gut strings on their instruments to make the sound even more authentic. Richard will also play a violin made in a similar era – a 1743 instrument made by Italian master Giuseppe Guarneri and valued at $10 million – the

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ARTISTIC EXPLORER ... Details from Peter Anderson’s It never used to rain on Wrangel (main), Cape Dezhnev, Bering Strait (top) and Koriak Coast capture the bleak, moody landscapes to which he travels.

Into the wild The breathtaking beauty of the world’s most remote places is brought home in this adventurous artist’s paintings Phil Brown Most of us will never visit Antarctica or the Russian Arctic, but we don’t have to. We have Brisbane artist Peter Anderson going for us and bringing back the most wonderful and inspiring imagery of those far-flung regions. There really couldn’t be a more adventurous artist on the planet. Peter looks like a polar explorer or mountaineer, and he’s a veteran of a decade of journeys to the planet’s extremities. His voyages result in exhibitions that simply take your breath away. Peter works for his passage on exclusive expeditions as an artist in residence and Zodiac driver, who helps ferry passengers ashore in these remote places. This enables him to view vistas he can use in his paintings. Remote Wrangel Island, populated by Russian wildlife rangers and polar bears, is one of the amazing locations V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

featured in his current exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries. I’m amazed to see a work called Mammoth Tusk, Tundra River, and even Peter still can’t believe his luck coming across a relic like that in plain sight. “I see something like that and I am just awestruck that there’s a bit of an elephant 4500 years old just sitting there,” Peter says. His paintings of polar bears are stunning, although his work is tinged with a warning. As a regular visitor to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, he has observed a reduction in the amount of ice and snow, with the effects of climate change being quite obvious to him. The beautiful It never used to rain on Wrangel is one of his most romantic works. It features polar bears foraging by the shore, with gulls wheeling overhead, as a thin mist of rain falls over the landscape beyond. But as Peter points out, that rain should be snow, and

the polar bears should be foraging on the ice rather than the exposed shore. “These artworks show a different Arctic from that seen by the indigenous peoples and early explorers,” Peter writes in the catalogue. “Climate change has altered everything in this, our tipping-point era.” Peter’s works are breathtakingly beautiful, and you almost wish you could go with him on his adventures, but it takes a hardy individual to venture into these parts. Luckily, he has the right stuff and will soon make a southern summer voyage to Antarctica on another artistic adventure, and next year he plans to go to the North Pole. As you do. What a guy. Peter Anderson, until Nov 17, Philip Bacon Galleries, 2 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley.

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OH, BROTHER … Callum Turner (below) plays Eddie Redmayne’s sibling (together, left) in the latest Fantastic Beasts movie.

Nothing made Callum Turner feel more like a fully fledged member of J. K. Rowling’s magical world than taking on Johnny Depp in a wand battle. Johnny portrays Gellert Grindelwald, the evil title character in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, while Callum plays Theseus Scamander, the older brother of Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and head auror of the British Ministry of Magic, who is on a mission to stop the infamous wizard. Callum says it takes skill to seemingly wield power with a wand. “You are throwing a lot of energy into it, and you don’t know if you are looking stupid or whether you are nailing it,’’ he says. “Johnny Depp is there … but nothing else because it’s all CGIed, so you do your best.” The latest Fantastic Beasts film opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped capture Grindelwald.

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN (M) hhhjj Director: David Lowery Starring: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck The camera has always loved Robert Redford, but age has made him even more compelling in close-up. One muscle twitch across that craggy, 82-year-old face is worth a dozen pages of dialogue. And then there’s the actor’s body of work. Fleshing out David Lowery’s screenplay about a gentleman bank robber are our own memories of his previous roles – Butch Cassidy’s Sundance Kid and The Sting’s Johnny Hooker. Adding another layer to this true-life crime caper is Redford’s announcement that it’s his final film. All of which makes The Old Man and the Gun more engaging than it ought to be. Written and directed by Lowery, 16 BRISBANE NEWS November 14-20, 2018

The good fight Battling dark forces is all in a day’s work for actor Callum Turner When Grindelwald makes a dramatic escape from prison, his former friend and now rival, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), enlists Newt to capture the dark wizard, joining Theseus on the same quest. “The world is at a tipping point,” Callum says. “One man is seducing a lot of people and is gaining a lot of followers, and Theseus is trying to save the world.’’ Callum, who dates British actor Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), says a brotherly kiss within five minutes of meeting Eddie, during the final audition, may have sealed his

selection for the role. “Eddie was really warm and open. I could tell he really liked me and really wanted me to get the role. We were doing the scene and things were just popping off and I gave him (Eddie) a big kiss on the forehead, and maybe that cemented the job for me,’’ he laughs. “It was a brotherly thing to do.’’ It is no wonder Callum felt an instant bond with Eddie, given that the pair are from the same London suburb – the “less shiny’’ area of Chelsea. “We learnt to swim in the same place, we knew the same parks, and the

same idiosyncrasies from that part of the world,’’ says Callum, who is eight years younger than Eddie, even though he plays the older brother in the film. Callum played semi-professional football for two years as a 16-year-old before focusing on acting, and he previously portrayed Anatole Kuragin in the BBC production of War and Peace (2016). The actor, who has travelled to Australia to visit his half-brother and half-sister, who live in Sydney, has long been a Potter fan. “I read the book when I was nine years old. I wasn’t into reading much but I blitzed it.” He says the most exciting days of filming were at the original Hogwarts School – Lacock Abbey – near Bath in England. “The sets were incredible,’’ he says. FIONA PURDON Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in cinemas on Nov 15

the film is based on a 2003 story in The New Yorker about 70-something career criminal Forrest Tucker, who pulled off a string of audacious bank heists across the US. Redford gives the outlaw an unassuming charm that explains how he flew under the radar for so long. Tucker is so polite and affable to the bank tellers he’s fleecing, they don’t seem to register that he’s just held them up at gunpoint. The incorrigible thief even earns the begrudging respect of Casey Affleck’s working-class detective. Sissy Spacek is a natural in the role of Tucker’s romantic interest and the driver of his pick-up truck. All these relationships have an easygoing feel, and that’s the film’s strength, but The Old Man and the Gun is so seduced by its central character’s charm (tied up with that of the actor who plays him) that it fails to ask any of the hard questions. VICKY ROACH V1 - BNSE01Z01MA



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A reason to smile A local entrepreneur finally finds relief from endometriosis Emma Schafer When Sam Cook-Bateman greets customers with a cheery hello at her new homewares store, she appears like any other proud business owner. But Sam’s smile comes from more than the thrill of opening 2 Mad Sisters, her store at Sandgate. For the first time in her adult life, the 42-year-old is almost pain free. An endometriosis diagnosis about 20 years ago meant Sam grappled daily with overwhelming pain until recent surgery to fit a neuromodulation unit. The device is used to manage the chronic pain caused when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the abdomen. “I would say my pain has improved 90 per cent,” Sam says. “It’s incredible to think about how much pain I could have saved myself if I had known about this surgery earlier. I’ve had 10 laparoscopies over 20 years. I’ve had three surgeries to repair a bowel perforation, one ovary removed, about 10cm of my large intestine is missing, and I’ve had seven miscarriages and no children,” she says. “I’ve been pretty close to death.”

Sam and her husband, Geraint Bateman, donate a portion of the profits from 2 Mad Sisters to QENDO (Endometriosis Association Qld). “I love shopping and I love people,” Sam says. “When we found this shop, everything just fell into sync.” Sam and Geraint met online about five years ago, built a house together in Canberra, then moved to Brisbane to take 2 Mad Sisters from its original online business to a bricks and mortar operation. “I was one of those kids who used to play shop, so it made sense to have one of my own,” Sam says. “People like to see and touch, and having the storefront allows that. When you lie in hospital for days and weeks … it makes it easier to just get on and do the things you want.” Geraint runs the shop Monday to Friday and Sam is there on Saturdays, after working as a project manager for UnitingCare Queensland and Lifeline on weekdays. Now the store is open, Sam aims to boost awareness of endometriosis and get women talking. This month she launched an #itdontdefine campaign. “The campaign is about helping women understand that what they are experiencing does not need to define who they are, and that they can recover and live a full and happy life with the disease,” she says. Sam asks women to share their health-related stories on the #itdontdefine Facebook page to encourage other women to take up the fight and live life to the full. “Don’t feel ashamed; don’t feel it’s women’s business and you shouldn’t tell people,” she says. “Be proud. You are part of a group of women who wake up every day with a disease that has no cure, and you get up and carry on. You should be proud to be part of such an amazing group of women. I am.” 2 Mad Sisters, 37 Brighton Rd, Sandgate.

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Auction Wednesday 5 December 2018 11am Heritage Hotel Dorrigo Rory Birt 0403 913 527 John O’Leary 0412 948 700 Ray White Rural Dorrigo & Bellingen *approx.

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elcome to the Coorparoo house built and styled by some of the leading ladies of Brisbane’s interiors scene. The soon-tobe-listed house, renovated by awardwinning builder Rachael Turner of Front Porch Properties, offered the perfect canvas for five female-led homewares brands to showcase their wares. The women united their sympatico brands – Coco Rose Interiors, Home Dweller, Lost Lover, Dutch Warehouse and More Than Ever – to bestow a fresh, boho vibe in line with Queensland living. “It was just such a great opportunity to work with other Brisbane makers and to both learn from and support each other,” says Brook Gossen from More Than Ever. Bold colours (cue the cobalt kitchen cabinets) blend with natural textures for a relaxed feel. On-trend rattan furniture and macrame cushions emphasise the laidback air, while even the art shirks the rigidity of frames. In the various spaces, botanic prints on organic canvas fabric dictate the colour palette. “We wanted to encapsulate our brands; be bohemian inspired, eclectic and fun, with a cohesive natural palette,” says Anna Sinclair from Lost Lover. Felicia Gibson from Home Dweller says the greatest reward from the project was making valuable connections in the industry. “When you are running a business on your own, it is a lot of work and you can feel very overwhelmed at times, so to talk to the other women about their challenges and successes was really reassuring and enormously helpful,” she says. Petria Leggo-Field from Coco Rose Interiors agrees. “I walked away feeling incredibly inspired, with a conviction and sense of self-belief stronger than I’d ever had before. The power you gain and lessons that can be learned from a group of women chasing their creative passions and succeeding is beyond amazing.”

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The chill zone Breeze into summer living with six stylish updates from author, decorator and stylist Tahn Scoon


around, so consider stripping back and re-staining in a neutral brown, or even whitewashing for the ultimate in summer flooring (though be prepared to clean a little more often).


Rooms look prettier when they receive at least some natural light. If you need more light, try replacing a small window with a larger one, or even french doors. Ensure there’s ample external shading to protect from the heat, and add translucent blinds to soften the glare.


And lastly, don’t forget to treat yourself to flowers – there’s a reason we always use them in photo shoots! If bought flowers are too expensive, you can almost always find a little foliage you can snip off a tree for free.

Start with a spring clean. Beautiful styling should start with a clean slate. Keep clutter to a minimum with functional storage, and hide messy, mundane items, such as remote controls and chargers. Invest in some cord tidies to deal with trailing cords. All styling needs some “white space” so beautiful objects have room to breathe. White walls and bare floorboards are a good starting point. While a stark, true white looks stunning in a photo shoot, a softer white works better in the home. Try Resene Alabaster or Snow Drift from Porter’s Paints. Nature-inspired palettes and patterns are ideal for summer. Think soft blues and fresh florals. Swap out heavy velvets and chunky knits for lightweight cottons and linens. A floaty, sheer curtain is always a winner.


Hard floors are cooler on your feet than rugs, and they’re easier to keep clean. Timber that has yellowed over time tends to be hard to decorate



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Brisbane News and Pillow Talk are hosting an exclusive summer home styling workshop to get your home ready to entertain guests this party season. The workshop, hosted by interior decorator Tahn Scoon on Saturday 15 December at 6pm at the Skygate Pillow Talk store is free to attend and includes bubbles, nibblies and a gift bag to take home.

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Home reno boom continues It has been another solid year for home renovations, with half of homeowners on Houzz Australia planning to renovate their home. According to the annual Houzz and Home Australia survey of more than 7200 national respondents, first-time and repeat homebuyers are more likely to take on kitchen renovations first. Kitchens are also the most expensive room to renovate, with a median spend of $20,000 for a large kitchen, followed by large main bathrooms, at a median spend of $13,000. Houzz principal economist Nino Sitchinava says all of the evidence from their research points to it being another robust year for the home improvement industry. “Recent buyers and long-term homeowners alike are keen on investing in major projects like kitchens and bathrooms, and they’re validated by the value these projects have brought to their homes,” she says. Improving a home’s design or

functionality was the top consideration during renovations this year, while increasing the home’s resale value was also important to homeowners. Half of homeowners surveyed believe

their home value has increased by at least the full amount of the project cost postrenovation. Other findings from the survey show people are opting for deliberate planning

Guidance in utilising bedroom space Buywood Furniture’s fully-customisable bedroom suites are perfect for utilising bedroom space, says director Lee Kenny. Lee says they can make bedrooms feel larger, making them a functional solution for small spaces. “If your bedroom space doesn’t have room for something like a chest of drawers, but you’re in need of more places to store belongings, think about purchasing a bed with built-in storage,” Lee says. “If you’re wanting to avoid cluttering your bedroom with bedside tables, or you simply don’t have the space, it might be

best to consider having a custom bedroom suite designed.” The team of custom-furniture makers at Buywood Furniture can work with the exact dimensions and functionality requirements customers have to design the perfect piece of furniture for their home. He also suggests that downgrading bed size can do wonders for the appearance of a small space. “This almost goes without saying, but a smaller bed can make a bedroom much more functional,” Lee says.

Using raised furniture pieces is another good way to also make use of a small space. “The piece doesn’t have to be raised more than a few centimetres — as long as it’s off the floor, it will make the room feel much more open,” Lee says. To discuss how customisable furniture can work, visit Lee and the Buywood Furniture team in their Alderley showroom or contact them by phone. PH: 3352 3485 BUYWOODFURNITURE.COM.AU

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Key at store is a better shopping experience Not all online shops are the same and your online shopping experience should not just be about price, according to 2 Mad Sisters owner Samantha Cook-Bateman. The team at 2 Mad Sisters often hear stories from people who have purchased items online and been left with a bad taste in their mouth and a hole in their wallet. Recently, they were contacted by someone who had purchased some items of bedroom furniture online, only to be left with half the order. Samantha says the online retailer had sent half the order then said the rest were now discontinued and couldn’t be supplied.

“What many people don’t realise is that many online stores use the same suppliers,” Samantha says. “2 Mad Sisters takes a different approach to our online store. “We ensure that every order is checked for availability before shipping and communicates with our customers if there are any issues before we ship. “Our customers are number one. “We make our online store not just about price but a better shopping experience.” 2MADSISTERS.COM.AU

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Phil Brown The cinema and theatre environment is really entrapment. It’s dark, you’re comfortable, no one is watching, and ... I’m out like a light I read an article recently about how good sleep is for you. Just as well really, because I’ve been doing a lot of it lately. In fact as I write this, I can hardly keep my eyes open. This is a bit of a change for me. When I was a bachelor boy, I was a terrible insomniac and you would often find me watching telly in the wee small hours, or tapping out poems on my old Remington, a cigarette burning between my lips. I used to get to sleep around 2am or 3am. This meant I would sleep late; sometimes very late. As a young cadet journo in Rocky, I recall being in bed fast asleep one morning when the phone rang. It was about 10am. It was the chief of staff calling to ask if I could make the supreme effort of coming into the office because there was work to be done. I explained that I hadn’t got to sleep until 3am, but he seemed unimpressed. Those years of insomnia were quite

frustrating, but I have a lot of poems to show for the experience. Slowly though, as I have settled into becoming a suburban dad with a regular life and a steady job, I have begun to sleep more and more. This is a good thing because apparently we all need to get more sleep, for our health. So I really shouldn’t feel too bad when I nod off at the cinema or theatre. When I attended the opening night of David Williamson’s fabulous new play, Nearer the Gods, at Queensland Theatre’s spanking new Bille Brown Theatre, the first thing I noticed was how comfortable the seats were. “I could have a good old kip in these,” I quipped as I settled in – and I wasn’t joking. Just in case David Williamson is reading this, I should point out that I did not fall asleep during that play, but I can’t promise I won’t at some time in the future. When I do, my wife will

nudge me awake, because even though she can’t see me, she can sense when I have nodded off, no matter how subtle I think I’m being. The cinema and theatre environment is really entrapment. I mean it’s dark, you’re comfortable, no one is watching and ... I’m out like a light. I usually try to hold off turning my reading lamp out until about 11pm, but that has been getting earlier and earlier. I used to get through 20 pages of my book after turning the telly off, now I get through 10, or maybe just five, before I lapse into a semi-coma. The other night my wife and I were both so tired, we switched off the light and went to sleep at 9.30pm. That was embarrassing. On the weekend I could easily turn into a character from a sitcom – the dad snoring on the couch with the newspaper over his head. And ... loving it.


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prime spot Residence boasts elevated position close to Mt Coot-tha Positioned on an enormous parcel of land, surrounded by rainforest, this exquisite property spans over three levels. Each floor is unique in its own way, adding to the allure of the home. On the ground floor, in addition to a four-car garage, the floorplan includes a grand foyer, workshop, wine cellar, formal lounge room, bathroom and storage cupboard. Outside, a full-size tennis court also sits on this level. Accessible via two staircases, the first

floor is of open-plan design. The kitchen sits at the centre of the floorplan, as the heart of the property and includes ample bench space, an island bench with breakfast bar in addition to the main benchtop. “Secluded, substantial and minutes from the city; there is no better family retreat on the market,” Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire says. “This impressive family residence holds prime position on an elevated point near Mt Coot-tha and occupies the first and best land developed in the prestigious Stuartholme Estate. “Surrounded by rainforest and just shy of an acre, its modern three-level design

BARDON 34 Satinwood Court Land: 3519sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 Auction: On site, Saturday (Nov 17), 10am

captures the most inspiring views across Brisbane’s CBD. With the floodlit tennis court on a separate title, the invaluable land banking opportunity is also enticing. “Entertain privately in the pool house or on the multiple terraces watching the family splashing in the enormous infinityedge pool or enjoying games on the tennis court. Interior details include high ceilings, polished timber flooring, carpeted bedrooms, airconditioning throughout, bifold doors, a stylish crystal chandelier, an open fireplace and neutral toned walls and cabinetry. Additional features include a monitored security system, zoned lighting and three-phase power.


61ha* (150ac*) 2 FH titles — Undulating Terrain, Selectively Cleared ‘Lunatic Ridge’, Liston, NSW Maryland River frontage, swimming holes & waterfalls. 35min* Stanthorpe & Warwick, 2.5hr* Brisbane. Cottage & 2 large sheds.



Auction Friday 7 December 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane Mark Clothier 0459 111 083 Ray White Rural Tenterfield


Spacious living Positioned over two levels, the floorplan of this property has been expertly designed to separate the living hub from the sleeping areas. “Architecturally designed, this unique residence has been thoughtfully planned to maximise the use of every metre inside and out,” Ray White Bulimba agent Kym Cross says. Entering through a double garage, there is a single bedroom on the ground floor, with a built-in wardrobe, positioned next to a bathroom. The bedroom has been designed to act as a guest bedroom. In addition to a large laundry room with ample bench space and a linen cupboard, the remainder of the ground floor consists of an open-plan living hub with a kitchen and bar. Accessing the first floor of the residence via a staircase, a family room sits at the centre of the floorplan. Adjacent to the family room is a linen cupboard and a bathroom with a double vanity along with a separate bath and shower. To one side, there are three generous-

sized bedrooms each with built-in wardrobes. The bedroom at the rear of the property has a balcony which overlooks the backyard and the swimming pool area below. While the other end of the floor is occupied entirely by the main bedroom featuring a stylish ensuite and oversized walk-in dressing room. “This stunning home is now offered for sale for the very first time,” Kym says.

YERONGA 26 Oriel Rd Land: 453sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Kym Cross, Ray White Bulimba; ph: 3914 0016 or 0409 572 809 Auction: On site, Sunday (Nov 18), 11am

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Historically 2 of the Mid-North Coast’s Best, Destocked & 500mm+ since July ‘The Meadows’ and ‘Riverview’, Raleigh NSW • ‘The Meadows’, 125.96ha* (311.1* acres) in 3 lots & neighbouring ‘Riverview’, 120.47ha* (297.6* acres) • Midway between Brisbane & Sydney, 5* minutes to the beach & 20* minutes Coffs Harbour • Historically improved pastures with deep, rich & fertile alluvial soils • Bitumen access, mains power & town water plus new fencing, multiple sheds & dairy complex • Federation style home (‘Riverview’), 2 bdm cottage & 2 building entitlements on 5* acre lots (‘The Meadows’) Some of the best value & reliable farmland in NSW suited to a variety of agricultural pursuits including beef, cropping or dairy.

Auction (to be offered individually) Wed 12 Dec 2018 11am Cedar Bar, Bellingen Rory Birt 0403 913 527 Michael Jackson 0427 009 409 John O’Leary 0412 948 700 Lindsay Tutt 0403 232 109 *approx.

Rural Final Glendower Property Disposal 778ha*, 1,923* acres, 7 titles, 7 water licences in 3 separate offerings — Spengler Road, Beaudesert • Property 12: 556.1ha* (1,375* acres), 1 title, 5 water licences large home and sheds, previously known as Dagworth Station and Tabragalba House, outstanding cattle and cropping country with extensive Albert river frontage. View by appointment • Property 13: 146.6ha* (362.25* acres), 4 titles, 2 water licences, house and sheds, extensive Albert River frontage — 54ha* of irrigation. Quality block. View Sundays 11am • Property 14: 75.2ha* (186* acres), 2 titles, house and sheds, lifestyle property in quiet country setting. View Sundays 10am

Auction Fri 23 Nov 2018 11am ‘The Centre’, Beaudesert Peter Douglas 0407 172 101 Ed Dalton 0418 186 880 Andrew Thomson 0428 289 299 *approx.


7/11 Helen Street

Spanning the entire top floor of the boutique complex, over 525m 2 of living, dining and entertaining, truly one of a kind in the area. A downsizers’ heaven, with no compromise on space or quality. Enjoy year round entertaining on the wraparound balcony, multiple spacious living areas suitable for even the largest families as well as side by side lock-up garages with an additional 30m2 store room.


AUCTION Thurs 15 Nov at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

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56 Australia Court

Sprawled across a generous 827m2 lot of land in Newport and situated in arguably one of the best canal front positions, this gorgeously renovated, two storey residence comes complete with a 24 metre canal frontage and one of the largest private approved pontoons. With silver travertine marble tiles, vaulted ceilings and decorative cornices throughout, the stylish interior is just as impressive as the exterior. French doors lead out to the covered terrace, elegantly wrapping around to the rear of the residence.


AUCTION Sun 18 Nov at 11am, On-site INSPECT Sun 10:30 – 11am

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343/90 Wynnum Road

Designed by award-winning architects Cox Rayner, this incredibly quiet and private Norman Reach penthouse has amazing sweeping views that reach from the Brisbane River to the Story Bridge. Boasting soaring ceilings, designer fixtures and fittings, several spacious living areas and a convenient location close to reputable schools and a variety public transport, this is a family sized home that will not last long. Be sure to arrange an inspection today!


AUCTION Thurs 22 Nov at 6pm Place Bulimba, 140 Oxford Street, Bulimba INSPECT Sat 2 – 2:30pm

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3640 Moggill Road

Where rural tranquillity meets city convenience. This architecturally designed residence is positioned to capture spectacular views over the Brisbane River. Set upon 10 acres of riverfront land, this home is a true masterpiece featuring five bedrooms, an impressive master suite, four luxurious bathrooms, billiard and cinema room. Unique additions include an expansive entertaining area, wine cellar, lavish guest wing and 15m lap pool, this home is an entertainer’s paradise.


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thurs 29 Nov COB INSPECT Sun 11 – 11:45am

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505/21 Pixley Street

This spacious 249m2 four bedroom residence captures an uninterrupted sweeping vista of the Brisbane River and city. The open plan living accentuates the views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor living. This highly sought-after residence is only one of three in the building with just one neighbour on your floor. Conveniently located with the Thornton Street ferry on your doorstep and a rare three car accommodation. This opportunity is not to be missed!


AUCTION Thurs 29 Nov at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 MICHAEL BACON 0423 342 707 PLC-OP4693_BN_E



18N/39 Castlebar Street

Seller relocating, priced to sell! Understated elegance with house-like proportions, this recently renovated full floor penthouse spans over 470m 2 with a perfect north-east riverfront position that captures river and city views. With over 100m 2 of covered outdoor alfresco space, wet bar and barbeque, it is perfect to entertain your guests any time of the day. This penthouse is a house alternative, situated across one level with a cinema, office, games room and a lock-up five car garage. Castlebar is renowned for its resort style facilities which complement the property’s 74m river frontage!


FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4693_BN_F


200 Ocean View Road

Gathered around a tall, central stone tower, four bedrooms, three living quarters and several entertaining areas come together in a classic, flowing layout, directly referencing an opulent European hillside chateau. The exterior of the home also features rolling green lawns, lovingly maintained garden paths and several paved courtyards framed by manicured hedges and vines. This property enjoys a removed position, still within easy reach of shops at Dayboro.






22 Appel Street

Fully renovated, this generously sized family home features a stunning outdoor entertaining area complete with built-in barbeque, as well as an array of modern indoor additions. Inside, beautiful timber flooring flows throughout the living and dining areas, while the bedrooms are lavishly carpeted. Outfitted for the contemporary family, the kitchen includes an oversize marble island bench and crisp white cabinetry. With a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this is the perfect home for any growing family.


FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 10 – 10:30am



32 Lade Street

Flawlessly designed, this magnificent new family residence presents the ultimate in contemporary luxury. A grand entry foyer with spiralling ceilings, leads into the expansive open plan kitchen, dining and living areas. In addition is a media room, lounge opening to a deck and pool, as well as a study, gym or library. The home also features five luxurious bedrooms, two stunning bathrooms plus two powder rooms. Just a short walk to cafés, transport and the Coorparoo Square precinct.


FOR SALE INSPECT Thurs 6 – 6:30pm & Sat 12:30 – 1pm

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15 Wentworth Parade

Elevated mastery begins on the upper level, where a library, lounge, office and dining area are centred around a designer kitchen. On the ground floor, four generous bedrooms surround a media room, living room and bathroom. A summer room and terrace offer even more space. Outlining the ground level are a number of luxurious alfresco entertaining spaces, outdoor lawn area and pool. The lower floor features an expansive garage, wine cellar, sauna, workshop, gym/rumpus and nanny flat.

TENDER Closing 4pm Thurs 15 Nov INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm

SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553



49 Laurel Avenue

Built in 1928, this gracious lady offers spaces that have respectfully maintained their original heritage features whilst incorporating modern luxuries to create a comfortable family home, ready for new memories. Across a grand 1,629m2 allotment, the estate is dotted with majestic trees and manicured gardens. Within, you are spoilt for a choice of living areas, or perhaps enjoy the breezes out on the verandah. Four beautifully appointed, character bedrooms occupy the southern wing of the home. The immensely private backyard includes a pool nestled amongst leafy surrounds and grassy space with ample room for a tennis court.


AUCTION All Star Auction, Thurs 22 Nov at 6.30pm Place, 140 Oxford Street Bulimba INSPECT Wed 5:45 – 6:15pm & Sat 1:30 – 2pm

ANN-KARYN FRASER 0419 708 094


Modern appeal Designed with the Queensland lifestyle in mind, this contemporary house has a focus on indoor-to-outdoor living and entertaining and boasts Brisbane River vistas. Beyond a facade featuring clean lines and a pristine white colour palette, the floorplan spans two levels with three bedrooms and open-plan leisure areas. At the front of the house, there’s a covered walkway with white and polished timber which leads to the main entrance. A foyer leads to the vast lounge and dining area, showcasing polished hardwood floors, galleries of glass louvres, and sliding glass doors offering access to a terrace. This paved outdoor space has a retractable, electronic awning for allweather entertaining, and it overlooks an inground pool and a spa. Nearby, there’s a timber deck with a built-in barbecue. Back inside, the modern kitchen was designed by Plazibat Architects and offers a suite of stainless steel appliances, a double sink, gas cooktop and glass shelving. Bespoke timber cabinetry provides


textural interest and adds a sense of warmth to the space, and adjacent sits a meals area with a separate outdoor entry point. Also on the lower level of the house are a study with built-in joinery, a bathroom, and internal access to a double garage with storage space. The three carpeted bedrooms reside on the upper level, each with glass doors to a full-width covered deck offering panoramic views over the pool.

TOOWONG 28 Glen Rd Land: 658sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Nov 14), 6-6.45pm; Saturday (Nov 17), 12.30-1pm Agent: Caroline Munro, Caroline Munro Property; ph: 0407 121 329 Auction: On site, Saturday (Nov 17), 1pm

87 O’Quinn Street

Tucked away in a sleepy pocket, just 25 minutes to the city, is this gorgeous Hamptons style residence that captures the essence of relaxed seaside living while accommodating the modern family. Features a pool, outdoor kitchen and a separate granny flat capable of $40k plus income. Overlooking a wide expanse of Moreton Bay, this address is highly-coveted. Do not miss your chance to secure yourself a slice of paradise, arrange an inspection today.


OFFERS Over $1,450,000 INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm

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City skyline vistas await City skyline views are a delight from this 18th-floor apartment, set in the recentlycompleted Coorparoo Square development. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment offers a modern, inner-city lifestyle with access to the building’s recreational Club Coorparoo, one of the perks of living in the complex. The club boasts a full-size tennis court, 25m swimming lap pool and additional pool, gazebo barbecue areas, a gymnasium and a private dining and function room. The apartment exudes quality living. The living hub sits in the heart of the single-level floorplan, featuring a neutral colour palette and large floor tiles. Lounge and dining spaces have an open-plan design and boast floor-toceiling glass doors that draw in natural and impressive views panning from the bay to Mt Coot-tha and Brisbane’s CBD skyline. Outside, the balcony is ideal for dining and entertaining, and has plenty of space for leisure furniture. Back inside, the galley-style kitchen has sleek stone benchtops and a suite of Miele appliances.

There’s also an island breakfast bar, stylish splashbacks and ample cabinetry. Bedrooms are spread across the floorplan of the apartment; each has a built-in wardrobe and two, including the main bedroom, have glass doors to the balcony. The impressive main bedroom also boasts an ensuite with an oversized shower and multiple shower heads. Completing the floor is another bathroom and the laundry.

COORPAROO 11803/26 Holdsworth St Unit: 166sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Ben Smith, Ray White Holland Park; ph: 3421 1600 or 0405 207 360 For sale: By negotiation

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25 Vivian Street

From its open plan spaces to the premium finishes, ever y inch of this magnificent home is designed for family interaction and a harmonious connection to the water.

4 BED 3+ BATH 2 CAR +POOL FOR SALE INSPECT Wed 5:45 – 6:15pm Sat 10 – 10:45am & 1 – 1:45pm

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Contemporary Riverfront Masterpiece 1037m2


99 Rosecliffe Street, DUTTON PARK

A nod to past architectural greats has resulted in a home of rare modernity situated on a highly prized inner city location, absolute riverfront, where a heated pool, pontoon and unique home are enhanced by superlative river views. At the end of a quiet no-through road this property is a very rare 759m2 luxury contemporary only 3kms from the CBD and presents unmatched family living in space, style and modern comfort.



For Sale.

By Negotiation


Saturday 4.00-4.30pm


Jason Adcock 0418 727 788



Luxurious lifestyle Set on more than 4ha, this luxurious property, named Myora Park, exudes tranquillity and features views of where the Brisbane and Bremer rivers meet. The five-bedroom homestead has been lovingly created over three generations. The house itself spans one vast level and boasts a covered veranda which wraps around the entire residence. The main entrance contains striking leadlight features and veers left to the bedrooms and right to the living hub wing. There’s a suite of formal lounge and dining rooms here, separated by a two-way brick log fireplace. Neutral tones complement handcrafted parquetry floors, while french doors to the veranda draw in natural light. Ceilings are 3.7m high and chandeliers throughout the rooms add further appeal. An open-plan space comprising living, kitchen and dining areas sits at the end of the wing, boasting a seamless indoor-tooutdoor flow through glass bi-fold doors to an expansive deck. Designed for entertaining, the deck overlooks the estate and has plenty of space for dining and leisure furniture.

Inside, the kitchen blends traditional and contemporary decors, with quality integrated appliances, timber cabinetry and two stainless-steel island benches. Behind the kitchen is a bar. Five bedrooms sit in the left wing of the house, four with built-in wardrobes and the main bedroom featuring beautiful timber-framed windows, a walk-in wardrobe and a large ensuite. For guests, there is a self-contained wing with a living area, kitchenette, bathroom and veranda.

MOGGILL 30 Hawkesbury Rd Land: 4.15ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Benjamin Smith, Brisbane Real Estate; ph: 3378 6011 or 0416 005 008 For sale: By negotiation

Rare Absolute Riverfront Land - 2 x Blocks


24 Astolat Street, YERONGA

Rare elevated flood-free building platforms await your bespoke absolute riverfront residence, in the tightly held and coveted Astolat St precinct. Surrounded by prestigious luxury homes and privately located in a quiet cul-de-sac only 5kms from the Brisbane CBD. These are the last absolute vacant riverfront blocks in Yeronga available to build your new riverfront architectural masterpiece. Pontoon included for Lot 1 & Lot 2. Lot 3 is now SOLD.

For Sale.

By Negotiation




Jason Adcock 0418 727 788


Bayside setting Positioned in a secure apartment complex, this three-bedroom property provides oceanfront views towards Moreton Bay and surrounds. One of only five penthouses on its level, this property comes NBN ready with commercial-grade window frames and glazing to ensure privacy. The impressive kitchen has an array of high-quality features including induction cooktop, stone benchtops, quality built-in appliances, ample cabinetry with soft-close drawers and a large island bench that doubles as a breakfast bar. Additional features in the apartment include ducted and zoned airconditioning throughout, ceiling fans and two secure car accommodation spaces side-by-side in addition to a separate store room with additional shelving available if required. Marketing agent James Gwynne from Harcourts Solutions says the apartment is located in The Scarborough luxury apartment complex. “There is a magnificent resort communal area with large pool and spa alongside a large entertaining zone with built-in barbecue area,” he says.

“Boutique shops and bustling cafes are just downstairs alongside Pirate Park for the kids and the Scarborough beachfront. “This is a must to inspect. “Bustling with trendy cafes, restaurants, parks and beaches, Scarborough is known for its scenic views across Moreton Bay. “A perfect combination of quiet ambience with lifestyle perks. “Well serviced by local schools and shops yet only 30 minutes from the Brisbane Airport.”

Unbeatable Position with Immaculate Style Nestled in a discrete residential enclave this elevated and elegant tri level home creates an ideal executive retreat. Central kitchen with Miele appliances, and travertine stone island connects informal open-plan living areas that open out to fully fitted entertaining area with sparkling pool and lush lawn. Positioned adjacent to the University of Queensland and surrounded by restaurants, cafes, Ironside State School, riverside walks and parklands this is St Lucia’s best kept secret. For more information:

SCARBOROUGH 64/113 Landsborough Ave Unit: 175sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: James Gwynne, Harcourts Solutions; ph: 3505 4444 or 0416 818 114 Price: $999,000+

4 Bed


4 Bath


2 Car

| 607m2 Land

St Lucia | 12 Mervyn Grove Auction on Site | Saturday 24 November 11:00am Inspect | Thursday 5:15pm - 6:00pm Saturday 11:15am - 12:00pm Patrick Dixon Jack Dixon 0414 817 817 0408 756 694

stone benchtops | secure lockup garage | swipe only level access & cctv security | european appliances | pet friendly exclusive interior designer scheme | zoned & ducted climate control | ceiling fans throughout | storage solutions Book a private inspection today -

Annie Hayes - 0402 859 467 172 Venner Road, Yeronga Wednesday 10:30am - 12pm | Friday 1pm - 2:30pm | Saturday 1pm - 3pm



Toowong 28 Glen Road


Blending distinctive, timeless design with spectacular river views, this OPEN HOME: residence with its “Palm Springs’ aesthetic, is tucked away in the heart of Toowong. Considered to be one of Brisbane’s most vibrant and liveable AUCTION ON SITE: inner-city suburbs thanks to its connection to the CBD and University of Queensland via numerous transport options including buses, trains, CityCat and the Bicentennial Bikeway. It is also located in proximity to Toowong Village Shopping Centre, restaurants, bars and academically elite schools. • Zoning HDR 2 (15 storey precinct) • 658m2 • Significant development potential stca • Flood free and elevated




Wednesday 6pm - 6.45pm

Saturday 17th November, 1pm

Caroline Munro 0407 121 329

Historic 10 Acre Riverfront Homestead

MOGGILL 30 Hawkesbury Road • Positioned to embrace & capture the stunning riverfront setting at the junction of the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers • 5 generous bedrooms including luxurious master suite • Additional guest accommodation • Large home office & library • 5 well appointed bathrooms • 4 car accommodation with large workshop • Soaring 3.7 metre ceilings • Grand formal and casual living • Ducted air-conditioning throughout

• Spectacular gourmet kitchen • Beautiful handcrafted parquetry flooring, bi-fold doors, two-way log fireplace • Expansive outdoor entertainment spaces, wrap around verandas and enormous entertainment pavilion • Tennis court with fully equipped pool house, spa, sauna and BBQ amenities • Over 10 acres of flat, usable acreage perfect for horses • Well established gardens and irreplaceable grounds • Approx 35 minutes to Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airports via Airport Link




OPEN HOME SATURDAY 11:00AM - 12:00PM Benjamin Smith 0416 005 008 Kel Goesch 0408 647 568

75 Woodstock Road Toowong




Auction 24th November @ 2pm, on-site Open for inspection Thu 6 – 6.30pm & Sat 12.30 – 1pm Standing proudly on a picturesque 1,465sqm corner allotment, historic ‘Foley House’ boldly reflects the grandeur of the Federation era. Steeped in history with only three families having resided at this stately residence, the current owners have transformed the home with an emphasis on liveability and entertainment. ‘Foley House’ is in a highly desirable location, central to St Ignatius Toowong, BBC and the Queensland Academy (SMT).

Byrony O’Neill Ph 0412 132 480


Sth Stradbroke Island 23 Mid Esplanade

Riverfront position

670 - sqm-

Freehold Land Opportunity Currigee Land - rare as hen’s teeth ! Secure untouched land to build your peaceful dream retreat, 21 km pristine, uncrowded, unspoilt surf beach AND broadwater access! Only 66 tightly held lots, join the close knit Currigee community.

For Sale Price Guide Contact Agent

Stephen Cone 0402 333 347 Broadwater 5537 1311

All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided. Interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.

Views capturing the Brisbane River and city skyline make for an impressive backdrop from this dual-level residence. The three-bedroom apartment is set in the boutique Glostermin building, residing on the banks of the river and close to the city and Portside Wharf. Set over 287sq m, there’s plenty of space for living and entertaining. The main bedroom occupies the entire

HAMILTON 5/17 Whyenbah St Unit: 287sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) Auction: On site, November 24, 10am

upper floor of the apartment, with the living hub on the lower level. There’s a suite of formal and casual lounge and dining areas, separated via double doors, and both are oriented towards the water.


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Paddington 50 Upper Cairns Terrace Iconic Home, Sweeping Views & Unrivalled Paddington Lifestyle. This landmark five-bedroom property was built circa 1887 and is situated on 853sqm of land with a sizable floor area of 488sqm is ideally located in one of Brisbane´s most desirable suburbs.

Enjoy all the benefits of this sought-after location, only minutes to the CBD, walking distance to shopping and dining precincts, and close to schools and public transport.

With its elegant floorplan designed over three levels, updating the property to a new contemporary finish whilst respecting the character values will certainly restore this property to its former glory as one of Paddington´s trophy homes.

Don´t miss out on securing this property on auction day. Iconic residences such as this one in Paddington are a rare find and the opportunity to enjoy the unrivalled lifestyle offered by this home should not be missed.




Auction Onsite Saturday 1 December View Saturday 10.30-11.00am Wednesday 5.30-6.15pm

Margo McLay 0475 065 822 Paddington 3369 0101 15 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided. Interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.


FLOAT IN THE MAGNESIUM POOL BEFORE FRIENDS ARRIVE FOR COCKTAILS A sophisticated take on urban living, Saccharo has been thoughtfully designed for people who are fully engaged in St Lucia and surrounds. You can have your luxe apartment, close to what matters to you – shop locally, meet friends for dinner and walk to UQ, and never mow the lawn again. •

Opulent marble gives a sculptural element

Timeless herringbone oak and travertine floors

Gaggenau ovens and Leibherr fridge

Magnesium pool and Turkish steam room






JARROD PERRY 0434 390 095









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KANGAROO POINT 33/89 Thorn Street Private & Exclusive This architecturally designed subpenthouse boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms PLUS separate study and powder room, opening up to reveal a vast and open floor plan with explosive city views that can be seen from all angles. Spanning the living room and kitchen are the panoramic floor to ceiling bi-fold doors leading to a spacious balcony over looking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. With river breezes the unrivalled space is perfect for entertainment and relaxation.

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North East Aspect 231m2 Living + Parking + Storage Seamless indoor/ outdoor living Basement Storage and Lvl9 Storage All rooms with views and Balconies Extensive use of marble and Miele Side by Side Garaged Parking Pool, spa, tennis court, BBQ areas

Auction: 1st of December at 1:00pm Open Homes: Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am Thursday 6:15pm to 6:45pm Kangaroo Point Real Estate 180 Main Street Kangaroo Point

Soren Andersen / Jim Fraser

0412 081 163 0422 239 303


98 McLennan Street, WOOLOOWIN

NOW SELLING FROM $750,000 - $850,000

3 BED | 2.5 BATH | 2 CAR | SKYDECK

PRESENTING A BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF JUST SIX FREEHOLD TERRACE HOMES OF GRAND PROPORTIONS. For a statement home in an ideal setting, look no further. Reserve your private viewing today. Open times: Saturday: 9:30am - 10:15am and 1pm-1:30pm. Wednesday: 5:30pm - 6:15pm. » House-sized terrace homes split across four levels, just 7km from Brisbane’s CBD.

» Open-plan living, a large alfresco setting and an enviable rooftop skydeck with sweeping CBD views.

» Three bedrooms, two contemporary bathrooms with ensuite to the main and secure parking.

» Well-appointed kitchen, where style meets function and storage is endless.

» Short drive to Racecourse Road and Portside Wharf.

» Generously sized landscaped backyards.

SAM PATTERSON 0401 240 042

JOHN OLZARD 0477 787 701

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QUICK CLUES Improvise, 15 Coleridge, 16 Recover, 17 Uncivil, 19 Nigeria, 20 Emended, 22 Pulse, 23 Yield. skirts (6) Across LIBRA 29 A bad actor? (8) 1 Beekeeping establishment (September 23 – October 23) 30 Girl comes in to get the (6) Your real rewards arrive soon but there’s bird (6) 4 Awkward (8) plenty to accomplish this week. If you 9 Feel remorse (6) can survive the occasional setback, Down 10 Trivial (8) there’s no stopping you. Just stay 1 How one dresses for a 12 Obliquely (8) determined and forthright. One temperance meeting? (7) 13 Capital of Austria (6) individual in particular has a powerful 2 Comic opera on the way in 15 Connect (4) effect on you. air transport (9) 16 Novel by Dickens (5,5)

Quick Clues

Solution to last week’s puzzle

CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Shaver, 4 In a sweat, 9 Bertha, 10 Resolute, 12 Reporter, 13 Advent, 15 Year, 16 Dream world, 19 Press agent, 20 Acid, 23 Needed, 25 Assassin, 27 Cheating, 28 Gemini, 29 Evildoer, 30 Gannet. Down: 1 Soberly, 2 Aeroplane, 3 Exhort, 5 Noel, 6 Showdown, 7 Elude, 8 Treated, 11 Peerage, 14 Garnish, 17 Recession, 18 Assented, 19 Panache, 21 Dentist, 22 Camera, 24 Elemi, 26 Once. QUICK: Across: 1 Apiary, 4 Untoward, 9 Repent, 10 Footling, 12 Sideways, 13 Vienna, 15 Link, 16 Bleak House, 19 The Tempest, 20 Tiff, 23 Instil, 25 In the end, 27 Mythical, 28 Hassle, 29 Henchmen, 30 Chilly. Down: 1 Aerosol, 2 Impudence, 3 Renown, 5 Nook, 6 Outright, 7 Alien, 8 Degrade, 11 Cyclops, 14 Passing, 17 Universal, 18 Devilish, 19 Triumph, 21 Fidgety, 22 Thrash, 24 Satin, 26 Tame.

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