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The knives are out at this city club

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Italian revival Dario Milano cooks the classics


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This week... He’s the pasta master at two of Brisbane’s most popular Italian restaurants and this week Dario Milano serves up secrets from the culinary canon (Cover Story, P8). The executive chef at CJ’s Pasta in West End and The Spaghetti House Trattoria in South Bank reveals the food journey that brought him from Piedmont, Italy, to Queensland, plus some of his favourite recipes – perfect for these chilly winter nights. Still on food, we head to the Gold Coast hinterland where another chef, the acclaimed Bruno Loubet (right, P29), has opened Willow Vale Cooking School, and we get the lowdown on a secret culinary club (P13) for diehard meat lovers, run by Brisbane’s Gambaro family. A feast of reading, you might say.

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CHAT Swimwear designer Alyshia Morris COVER STORY Cook like a true Italian with help from a Brisbane pasta master RESTAURANT Pipit, Pottsville GOING OUT Joanna Murray-Smith in the director’s chair for L’Appartement FASHION Jewellery designer Kathleen Kedwell OUT AND ABOUT The new Willow Vale Cooking School AT HOME Styling hacks for an easy refresh LIVING Let’s go green

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ON THE COVER Chef Dario Milano photographed at CJ’s Pasta, West End, Cover Story, P8 Picture & styling: Miranda Porter Design: Anne-Maree Lyons

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THE CHAT

DECKED OUT ... Designer Alyshia Morris

Poolside perfection A brush with skin cancer prompted this Brisbane mum to create stylish swimwear that also protects

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lyshia Morris loves living in the Sunshine State, but after a melanoma scare she decided to get serious (and stylish) about sun safety. As a lover of the outdoors and a mother to three active kids, she was determined to find a swimsuit that was not only sun safe, but also “stylish and supportive” – catering to the change in her body shape after having children. When she couldn’t find anything that ticked these boxes, Alyshia decided to create her own. “I started Shade Swim with the vision that I wanted all women to love and embrace their body shape, while being sun safe,” she tells Brisbane News. Alyshia was diagnosed with two stage 1 melanomas in 2013 – which played a major factor in her decision to launch Shade Swim. “At 32, and with two babies at the time, I was given the fright of my life. Fortunately, they were successfully removed and I was extremely lucky. “I want women to realise that they can still look stylish while being sun safe, lead by example and show younger generations that they too can be sun safe, as well as the

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importance of self love in our everyday, busy lives.” Since launching the label last year with one classic style, which has been embraced by women Australia-wide from sizes 8-18 (with size 20 coming next season), Shade Swim’s new Endless Summer collection features a range of flattering and fashionforward sleeve lengths, colours and handdesigned prints from Brisbane textile designer Britt La Spina. “Launching a business, growing it and keeping on trend is always a daunting task, but working with a range of supportive and inspiring women has been a joy and I feel

that Shade Swim is constantly evolving.” The 38-year-old likes to practise what she preaches and keeps it local when she can. “I’m passionate about supporting local businesses and work with a local manufacturer, who makes all the swimsuits here in Brisbane. “I have a Brisbane-based PR and marketing team, I use Gold Coast and Brisbane-based models and photographers, and love working with other small, creative businesses, like Britt La Spina. “Britt’s designs are fun, yet sophisticated. It was great collaborating with her to create the timeless Leopard and

the feminine Rosita print.” The new collection (pictured above, priced $209-$229) aims to make women feel confident in swimwear, whether they’re at the beach, by the pool or heading to brunch after a surf. The swimsuits feature UPF 50+ sustainable Italian Vita Luxe fabric and innovative Smooth Firm Tighten (SFT) technology to flatter figures. “Shade Swim is about loving the skin you’re in,” Alyshia says. KELLY HAWKE shadeswim.com.au

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Triple M presenter and all-round funny guy Nick Cody (above) is bringing his 11th solo show to the Brisbane Powerhouse for two shows on Fri, Jul 26. The new dad will pack all of his new wisdom – or lack of – into an hour of stand-up.

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Northern NSW-based artist Meg Walters (left) will unveil Taboo, a series of Polynesian-inspired works exploring the nature of conversation, at Newrybar Merchants on Aug 2. Meg’s works will be displayed as part of the Newrybar Merchants Pop-Up Artist series, a rotating gallery in the store which occupies an 1890s homestead in the Byron Bay hinterland. newrybarmerchants.coms

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The legendary outfit is touring its new line-up – Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks (above) with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn – at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Aug 20, 22 and 24.

Wagyu pastrami and Jersey cow brie headline the new Chef’s Selection ($79 pp) at Pony Dining Brisbane. A new winter menu starring butterflied knobby snapper (above) is also cooking at the Eagle Street Pier institution.

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Inspired Italian Dario Milano goes back to his roots to create traditional dishes that pull at the heart strings Belinda Seeney

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ario Milano left Italy in 2004 in search of one thing. “Adventure. In the beginning, I was looking for adventure,” Dario says as he sips his espresso. “Australia seemed like a very exciting place, a young country so far from Italy.” While the lure of adventure drew him abroad, it was love, family and food that conspired to keep him in Australia. The talented chef, 47, is sitting in the front room of a converted cottage that houses CJ’s Pasta, a Brisbane institution saved by Claire Parviz in 2018 when its original home was resumed for expansions to West End State School. Claire, who also owns The Spaghetti House Trattoria at South Bank and sourced her fresh pasta from CJ’s, bought the business and relocated its commercial kitchen, wholesale arm and retail operations to its quaint new Hoogley St home. Dario is executive chef across both ventures as well as the intimate, 14-seat CJ’s Secret Pasta Club restaurant that pops up in the shopfront six nights a week. His Chef’s Choice menu runs to a handful of dishes using the day’s freshest ingredients and changes regularly. Many recipes, such as the ones featured here, come from his personal collection, and are influenced by his home of Piedmont in Italy’s northwest. “Vitello tonnato is a classic dish. It’s a cold entree of thinly sliced veal with a tuna and caper sauce. Some people add mayonnaise to the sauce but that’s not authentic, it’s not how it’s done in Piedmont,” the father-of-three says. “Another traditional dish I might do is agnolotti del plin. It’s very small, filled pasta stuffed with three meats – veal, pork and rabbit – and ‘plin’ means ‘pinch’ which is how you seal the pasta. It’s so full of flavour you only need to serve it with something simple, like a jus. 08 BRISBANE NEWS July 24-30, 2019

ON A ROLL ... Chef Dario Milano goes to work in the kitchen at CJ’s Pasta in West End. Pictures: Miranda Porter

People are moving on but they are taking their traditions and their food with them

“I’m a classically trained chef and the stuff I make now – the handmade, small production of pasta – is the sort of stuff the grandmas used to make back home. “The world is changing and people are moving on but they are taking their traditions and their food with them.” For someone who speaks so passionately about traditions, it’s perhaps surprising to learn Dario’s appreciation for authentic Italian fare was not forged in his own kitchens. He reveals his father, a tax accountant, ate the same meal of pasta pomodoro (pasta with a simple tomato sauce) almost every day. “For me, I didn’t want to study and follow in my father’s footsteps so I fell into hospitality because that’s what you do when you’re not sure,” he says. “But I discovered a passion for it.” Learning his trade in big hotels in Italy, Dario further sharpened his skills in Australia, working in kitchens from

Sydney to Hayman Island. He took a seven-year break to pursue a passion for food photography and styling but “missed the craziness” of the kitchen so returned. Wife Thuy is credited for the couple relocating to Brisbane last year with their three children: Monica, 10, Marco, 9, and Matteo, three-and-a-half. “Thuy has a huge family here so it made sense to move and it was a very good decision,” Dario says. “Claire’s vision for The Spaghetti House and CJ’s interested me. “She’s an ambitious woman with business smarts and some really good plans and opportunities to grow. “Personally, I’d like to get back into food photography in addition to cooking – for me the two things go hand-in-hand and make me feel really, fully happy as a creative person.” cjspasta.com.au spaghettihouse.com.au

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COVER STORY

AGNOLOTTI DEL PLIN WITH BURNT BUTTER AND SAGE An iconic dish from Piedmont in Italy, agnolotti del plin gets its name from the regional dialect for “pinch�, which is how you make the pasta. To form each agnolotto, you pinch two sheets of pasta together. The filling is made from equal amounts of pork, chicken and rabbit for depth of flavour.

300g carrot 250g veal blade 200g pork loin 200g rabbit thighs Salt and pepper, to season 300ml vegetable broth 1 egg 15g Parmigiano cheese, grated 2tbs extra virgin olive oil

Sauce INGREDIENTS Pasta dough 650g 00 flour 350g durum wheat flour/semolina 10 eggs

Filling 30g endive leaves 30g spinach leaves 1tbs extra virgin olive oil 100g celery 150g onion

150g butter 10g fresh sage

METHOD Combine flour and eggs to make pasta dough and set aside to rest for a minimum 30 mins. Sautee the endive and spinach with a little olive oil, drain, allow to cool, then finely chop. Dice celery, onion and carrot and set aside.

In a large pot, brown all the meats in olive oil then add the vegetables, salt, pepper, a ladle of stock and cover with the lid. Cook on a medium heat for approx 45 mins. When the meats are cooked, separate from the rest of the ingredients and set aside to chill. Discard any bones, cut the meat into pieces and put it in a food processor with the endive, spinach, egg and cheese. Process until you get a rich, firm but smooth filling. Transfer the mix into a pastry bag. Roll out a piece of dough until it becomes very thin and on the strip, place hazelnut-sized balls of filling, placed at equal distance between one another. Fold the pasta on itself and pinch with your fingers to close every little ball, then use a pastry cutter to divide into single agnolotto. To make the burnt butter and sage, melt butter on a low heat, then add sage leaves. Cook until butter is golden in colour, and the sage becomes crispy. Cook the agnolotti in a pot of boiling, salted water for about 4 mins. Drain, while reserving some of the water. Add agnolotti to the melted butter and sage. Add 1-2tbs of the boiling water to emulsify the sauce, and serve. Garnish with fried sage. Serves 10 as a starter or 6 as a main.

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MILLEFOGLIE ALLA NOCCIOLA Hazelnut, chocolate and whipped vanilla ganache

INGREDIENTS Hazelnut chocolate ganache 100ml cream, 35 per cent fat whipping cream 15g caster sugar 20g hazelnut paste or spread, available online or from cake shops 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped, plus extra, shaved, to decorate 5g butter

Whipped vanilla ganache 380g 35 per cent fat whipping cream 2g vanilla paste 80g white chocolate 35g gelatine 2 sheets frozen sweet puff pastry 20g icing sugar Berries, to decorate Edible flowers, to decorate

METHOD For the hazelnut chocolate ganache, heat the cream with the sugar and hazelnut

VITELLO TONNATO A classic cold entree from Piedmont

INGREDIENTS 800g veal girello 50ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to garnish 5g salt Pepper 1 onion 1 carrot 2 stalks celery 2 cloves garlic 25g capers, plus extra to garnish 2 anchovy fillets Rosemary and thyme sprigs 150ml white wine 200ml vegetable stock 200g tuna in olive oil 2-3g xanthan gum, optional Quail eggs, optional Sea salt flakes

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paste to 90C. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until chocolate completely melts. Add butter by blending with a stick blender until smooth. Set aside to rest for a few hours and use at room temperature. For the whipped vanilla ganache, bring the cream and vanilla paste to the boil, then pour over the white chocolate and gelatine and whisk until completely melted. Set aside for a few hours, until cool, then whip either by hand or with an electric whisk until soft peaks form. Next, sift icing sugar onto both sides of the puff pastry. Place on a lined baking tray, cover with baking paper and top with another baking tray. Bake between the two trays at 160C for 15 mins. Allow to cool and then cut into rectangles measuring 6 cm x 4 cm. To assemble, place one rectangle of pastry on a dessert plate, pipe chocolate ganache on top, then “sandwich� with another rectangle of pastry, pipe whipped vanilla ganache on top of it and decorate with berries, edible flowers and chocolate shavings. Serves 6

Add to the meat, together with capers, anchovies and herbs. Add half the white wine, let the alcohol evaporate, then add the stock and transfer to the oven. Cook until the centre of the girello reaches a temperature of 55C, checking regularly with a thermometer. It will take about 20 to 30 mins depending on the size of the girello. During this time add the rest of the white wine to the roast. You can add more stock if needed. Once cooked, separate the meat from the other ingredients and set aside to cool completely, preferably on a wire rack. Discard the garlic and herb stems and blend the vegetables, capers, anchovies and cooking juices with the tuna, emulsifying with the rest of the olive oil until you get a smooth, creamy sauce. The xanthan gum acts as a thickener and emulsifying agent, and can be added at the end. Serve the meat at room temperature, thinly sliced, on top of the sauce. Garnish with baby capers or caper berries and soft boiled quail eggs. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with a few sea salt flakes and cracked pepper. Serves up to 8 as a starter V1 - BNSE01Z01MA


LIFE

Alicia Pyke My thoughtless actions have hurt someone I adore, someone who has always been there for me. Realising this is as ghastly as it sounds As a friend, my latest report card would include a sprinkling of As, a couple of solid Bs, and one very worrying D. It’s not easy to admit when you’ve been a lousy friend. But here I am. My thoughtless actions have hurt someone I adore, someone who has always been there for me. Realising this is as ghastly as it sounds. Even worse, I’m still working out how to make amends. Fixing a stalled friendship that otherwise thrived for more than 15 years comes with great responsibility. So naturally I’m paralysed about what to do next.

My major misstep stems from not reaching out to this dear friend when I first returned to Brisbane. I’ve been living a very quiet life, you see. A life entirely at odds with the highly social, party girl style of who I was when we used to depend most on each other. That’s no excuse, of course. We could have had breakfast or coffee a dozen times by now. But in my mind, I needed to focus solely on work and study. Fun was for other people – yes, going back to university has turned me into an epic nerd. It’s also made me realise what an advantage I have when it comes to making

new friends. As a journalist, being able to connect quickly and develop trust with someone you’ve just met is a daily occurrence. It’s understanding how to keep friendships alive and flourishing that comes less naturally to me. When I did send the dear friend I’ve wronged a very overdue message to say hi, I realised it had been years since we’d talked this way. Social media comments aside, we’d been accidentally incommunicado. And that’s far from ideal when you suddenly realise you have an overdue apology to make for being an anti-social recluse.

Sometimes we’re actually better friends to people we hardly know than those we love. An acquaintance recently mentioned how much she’d appreciated the card I’d sent when her dad died and I was instantly wracked with guilt for all the cards I hadn’t sent to closer friends during their own times of grief. So, it’s time to raise my grades – I’m in a studious life phase after all. Turning that D into an A will take effort but it isn’t impossible. It starts with picking up the phone and making a time to apologise in person. Wish me luck.

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FOOD + DRINK

Mix and match Suprising culinary pairings at this Pottsville eatery eschew red meat but not flavour RESTAURANT Tony Harper If there’s a predictable element to Ben Devlin’s career as a cook, it’s the fact that he doesn’t remain still. He reinvents. He is unpredictable ... predictably so. And he is also predictably clever. His latest kitchen – and the first that’s actually his own – is Pipit. It’s a fresh, gorgeously kitted, unpretentious bistro in Pottsville, with its lovely mix of coastal beauty, more than a whiff of hippie, and cultural awareness that seems endemic to that stretch of the Northern Rivers, NSW. And Pipit plays the coastal card convincingly. There’s a missive on the Pipit menu that talks about its focus on the stuff of the region – vegetables, seafood and poultry – and an avoidance of red meat. The logic of red meat-out, poultry-in kind of escapes me, unless it’s on tree-clearing, environmental grounds. But I’m not fully in touch with all things hipster. Which doesn’t deter me from jumping at the Pipit menu. It has all sorts of vegetable intrigue – smoked squash, peanuts, shiitake; glazed pumpkin with persimmon and basil; celeriac baked in fig leaves, grain porridge, almond and chrysanthemum ... crikey. And it has these weirdly good amalgams of plant and sea-creature, like sugar loaf cabbage – singed over coals, and coals are a big part of the Pipit puzzle – with sand crab (and that’s a simplistic explanation, $30) which has this interplay

COASTAL FLAVOURS ... Pipit chef Ben Devlin pairs seafood with garden produce; the restaurant’s relaxed interior.

of textures (crunch, silkiness, some liquid) and flavours (bitter, sweet, saline, vegetative). It’s as thought-provoking as it is delicious, but my rather Neanderthal genes want more crab, less cabbage. A glass of Equipo Navazos Manzanilla ($14) is a brilliant partner in a dry, tangy and – for manzanilla – full-bodied, umami-rich kind of way. Beforehand we are given some incredibly good sourdough with a couple of butters, one curd-like, one smoked, and a bowl of raw things – zucchini, baby carrot, turnip, kohlrabi, and something else – daikon perhaps? – with a bowl of earthy dipping sauce. I’m already feeling 10 years younger, way healthier and 2kg lighter. My kids wash it down with juice, made in-house from chargrilled apples. It’s pretty special. There’s a main of mahi-mahi, four solid fillets, with lightly grilled fennel, cherry tomatoes, puddles of liquid and

a scattering of herbs. It’s a big dish (great for $40, too much for me), and delightfully rare. And like everything else, it’s quite elemental in terms of flavour and ingredients. Spatchcock ($32) is just as clever albeit a little more rustic, with cauliflower, garlic and spuds. And albacore and corn bread ($26) is a clever, alchemical dish that I won’t even attempt to deconstruct. Pipit is far, far away from the sort of feet-on-the-ground, steak, fish and pasta restaurant that you’d expect in a small town like Pottsville. And it’s five steps removed from what Ben Devlin was punching out at Paper Daisy at Cabarita Beach and Brisbane’s Esquire – less laboratory, more market garden. In fact it’s five steps removed from anything I’ve quite encountered before, and most of it I love ... the rest still has me pondering. And that, I reckon, is exactly what Ben Devlin wants.

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OUT TO LUNCH ... Black Hide knife ambassador Sam Thaiday; Black Hide’s famous tomahawk steak; the prized steak knife (main).

A rare privilege Meat lovers are discovering the delights of a fine dining club devoted to prime beef Leesa Maher It’s the culinary club that many a redblooded carnivore is itching to join. But here’s the rub: no amount of money or influence can buy you a Black Hide Knife Ambassadorship. Admittance to this select group – housed within Black Hide by Gambaro restaurants in Caxton St and Treasury Brisbane – rests on your proven devotion to prime Aussie beef, specifically, the organic cuts prepared by Black Hide chefs. Steak is the specialty at these fine dining establishments, owned by Brisbane’s Gambaro family, so it makes sense that members of the tribe are presented with a steak knife, engraved with their name, by The Gambaro Group managing director John Gambaro. And this is no ordinary steak knife. Each one is handmade by West Australian craftsman David Brodziak from Sandvik razor steel and native timbers such as red mallee burl and banksia. The knife is brought out for members at each visit and spends the rest of its time in a posh backlit display cabinet – where other diners can duly admire it. “We love to celebrate and reward our guests; without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we love,” says John Gambaro. “The

Black Hide Knife Ambassadorship came about from thinking of ways we could give back to our customers and this seemed the most fitting way to reward their loyalty and keep building our relationship with them.” While the club is open to all diners, approval (the nod comes from Gambaro himself) hinges on how often you dine, and your level of support for The Gambaro Group’s calendar of charity events. “There’s always a lot of interest among our customers in becoming a Black Hide Knife Ambassador, so it’s an aspirational achievement to become one,” John says.

Founded in 2013, the club has close to 150 members, many of them high-profile Queenslanders such as beach volleyball star and Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook, Icon Group co-founder Cathie Reid, and league legends Darren Lockyer and Sam Thaiday. Thaiday says it’s a privilege to be a knife ambassador. “Every red blooded man loves the feel of a nice sturdy, steak knife in their hands. If it was tested in a lab it would be wind and water resistant! (Like) me in my footy days, it carves it up.”

The retired footballer says he never lets the knife out of his clutches while dining at Black Hide, though he does let wife Rachel use it from time to time. And his standard order? Black Hide’s 1200g Angus tomahawk, a cut Courier- Mail restaurant reviewer Des Houghton says “knocks wagyu off its perch”. “I love to share the tomahawk steak because I think sharing a meal is ‘love’,” Thaiday says. treasurybrisbane.com.au/casino-restaurants/ black-hide; blackhidesteakhouse.com.au/

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GOING OUT

She’s agitating for a conversation and he’s all for a quiet life ... I’ve definitely had experience with that

Game of love Joanna Murray-Smith digs deep to flesh out her edgy new comedy Hannah Davies

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oanna Murray-Smith feels like she’s at the bottom of Everest, looking up. It’s her first time directing and the playwright is still finding her feet when it comes to creating “all the movements and gestures involved in telling the story”. Fortunately, L’Appartement is a play she’s extremely familiar with, given she wrote it, and in staging the Queensland Theatre production, she has surrounded

herself with a team of great people. “Being in charge of it all is such a different feeling,” she says. “I’m so used to sitting quietly thinking about just one element. There is so much pressure to create something authentic for the audience and it’s overwhelming for me on so many levels. “I’m lucky the people I’m working with are all first-class. The cast is tremendously collaborative and it’s a very positive production company. It definitely feels like

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the right time for me to be doing this.” L’Appartement, which opens at QPAC next month, is a comedy about Aussie couple Meg and Rooster who embark on a decadent “kid free” getaway in Paris. The holiday is supposed to be a chance for them to kick back and reconnect, but when they pick up the keys from their Airbnb hosts – an achingly cool, overachieving young French couple – it doesn’t take long for things to unravel.

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above it with the vision splendid laid before us in a jaunty, vertiginous manner. In one of his larger seascapes, the sea and the land almost seem to fuse and horizons appear malleable, adding to the drama and the majesty of what we are seeing. This latest show is called William Robinson: Elixir of Light. It was curated by a former student of Bill’s, the artist Maureen Hansen. Maureen has had the run of the museum’s considerable collection of more than 300 works and she has curated a show that brings together oils, pastels, lithographs, watercolours and

gouaches. There is a lovely balance between landscapes, still life works and interiors. Those interiors are sometimes overlooked but they are really quite exquisite. In them the ordinary is heightened to become extraordinary. In some works Bill and wife Shirley appear as wistful characters. Bill’s appearances make me think of Hitchcock cameos and I hope he doesn’t mind me pointing out that there is a vague resemblance. In Bedroom with woman putting on lipstick , a gouache and pastel work dating back to 1977, the details of domestic life – a couple getting ready to go out – are lovingly rendered. And while Bill has found inspiration in the great outdoors (the Robinsons have lived on several farms and he has painted the vast forests of Southeast Queensland like nobody else), he is also interested in what is close at hand. Now more so than ever. That’s evident in his masterpiece, The Garden, painted in 2013, an expansive mural-sized work depicting his garden at

MYSTICAL MASTERY ... William Robinson (clockwise from above) and his works Crack of Dawn 1988; Interior, Birkdale 1976; and The Garden.

home in Brisbane’s leafy inner west. “I’ve always found inspiration close to home,” Bill says. “Now that I am 83 and I can’t drive all around the countryside, the garden is more important to me than ever.” In all his works the treatment of light is paramount. Maureen Hansen describes him as an “alchemist” and that sounds about right and there is a mystical element to his oeuvre. And that makes it all the more fascinating. Willian Robinson: Elixir of Light, until Jun 14 2020, William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point campus, city. ogh.qut.edu.au/wrgallery

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WILD AT HEART ... Young Simba (voiced by JD McCrary), young Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Zazu (John Oliver).

Hear me roar Simba’s saga returns to the big screen in a sweet, star-studded remake THE LION KING (PG) hhhhj Director Jon Favreau Starring Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor While the cats at the top of the food chain are distracted by a brutal power struggle, a slacker warthog and a mouthy meerkat steal this photorealistic remake of Disney’s animated 1994 classic. Sweet, funny, mutually supportive – Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and Timon (Billy Eichner) elevate friendship and fart humour to a whole other level. Their winning bromance locates a sweet spot somewhere between artlessness and self-awareness – perhaps best captured by a throwaway quip, during the showstopper

Hakuna Matata, in which the pair acknowledge that Simba has grown 500lb during the course of the song. This idyllic sequence, in which the boy-cub transitions to young adulthood, also neatly integrates the moment in which Simba begins to find his mature voice – by letting Donald Glover loose in the final refrain. Shortly afterwards, Simba is serendipitously reunited with the now fully-grown Nala (Beyonce KnowlesCarter) for a romantic duet – and their version of Can You Feel the Love Tonight is a cracker. As he did in his game-changing remake of The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau succeeds in contemporising The Lion King while remaining faithful to the tone of the

original film – in which a cub-prince runs away from his pride after being convinced by his Machiavellian uncle that he is responsible for the death of his father. There’s a visceral new energy to the sequences that have been recreated, pretty much shot-by-shot, from the original film and a topical emphasis on the subject of environmental degradation. After Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor with Shakespearean relish) seizes the throne, the once-abundant Pridelands swiftly become a wasteland. Simba’s dad, Mufasa (James Earl Jones), was a wise and compassionate leader who hunted with restraint – this is reflected in the animation; though strong and powerful, his ribs are clearly delineated (Mufasa is no fat cat).

His gaunt, selfish, power-crazed brother, on the other hand, has no investment in the wellbeing of future generations, and as his army of hyena henchmen shamelessly admit, their bellies are never full. Part visual effects safari, part nature documentary, this film by Favreau and his team features full use of technological advances to deliver an eye-popping, hyperreal impression of the African savanna and its exotic ecosystem. Giraffes lope past lonely acacias, mystic mandrills dwell in ancient baobab trees and dung beetles are as lovingly realised (in extreme close-up) as the flamboyant pink flamingoes. Long ago, Disney turned anthropomorphism into an art form. The Lion King future-proofs the studio’s crown.

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DIEGO MARADONA (M) hhhhk Director Asif Kapadia Starring Diego Maradona, Maria Rosa Maradona, Fernando Signorini You don’t need to know much about soccer to be captivated by the story of Diego Maradona (right), as it is recounted, here, by documentary maker Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna). But aficionados will appreciate the finer points of the Argentinian striker’s on-field performance in the face of relentless, targeted attacks from opposition players. And Kapadia has uncovered a wealth of never-before-seen footage of the soccer megastar in action (the director had access to more than 500 hours of tapes from his subject’s archive plus home videos supplied by his ex-wife, Claudia Villafane). The film – described by its director as the third part in a trilogy about child geniuses and fame – distils Maradona’s meteoric rise and tragic fall into two compelling hours. Diego Maradona: Rebel, Hero, Hustler, God covers the soccer legend’s early years – from his dirtpoor childhood in the slums of Buenos Aires to his time with Argentinos Juniors and an ill-fated stint with FC Barcelona, where he was plagued by illness and injury. And there’s intimate footage of Maradona with his large family, whom he supported from the age of 15, supported by a voice-over interview with his sister Maria Rosa. But the focus is the soccer legend’s seven-year stint in Naples, where he led the underachieving club to victories in two Italian Championships and an UEFA Cup. Why did a huge star like Maradona sign up – for a world record fee – to a club like SSC Napoli, which had never won a major tournament? This is the complex question the documentary sets out to answer. Editor Chris King says he knew the film would begin with its subject’s

THE WHITE CROW (M) hhhkj Director Ralph Fiennes Starring Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Adele Exarchopoulos

arrival in the dangerously down-atheel Italian city from the minute he saw the “unbelievable footage” shot by Juan Laburu and Gino Martucci in the 1980s when Maradona was at the peak of his footballing abilities. “Suddenly you are in the room with him. You are in the car with him. You are travelling around with him.” Ramping up the tension still further is the incendiary passion of the Neapolitan fans, to whom football is closer to religion than sport. Maradona’s friend and personal trainer, Fernando Signorini, recounts how a nurse stole a vial of the footballer’s blood to be stored next to that of the city’s patron saint, San Gennaro. At the height of Maradona fever, it seems everyone wanted a piece of him – including the Camorra, the Italian crime syndicate that

dominated the city and its supply of cocaine (to which Maradona eventually became addicted). The footage of a stadium erupting as the footballer swaggers onto the pitch gives us a fleeting impression of what it might have been like to be in Maradona’s boots. All this stands in stark contrast to Maradona’s lonely departure in 1991, after an unprecedented 15-month suspension for using cocaine prior to a game – a decision some see as punishment for the winning goal he scored during a penalty shootout in a World Cup game between Italy and Argentina, which was played in Naples a few months earlier. Maradona is the only subject in Kapadia’s “fame trilogy” not to have died prematurely. His mythical tragedy has its own distinctive twist.

Part biopic, part Cold War thriller, The White Crow tells the story of Rudolf Nureyev’s 1961 defection to the West with the precision of, well, a classically trained ballet dancer. Director Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus, The Invisible Woman) might lack the bravura of his legendary subject, but he has a similar regard for discipline and technique. Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko (above right, with Raphael Personnaz) is thoroughly convincing as “Rudi”. The camera loves the debut actor’s chiselled features and he has a powerful on-screen physicality. Any awkwardness resulting from Ivenko’s inexperience as an actor can be explained by his character’s rough-hewn flaws. Haughty, egotistical, brash … the chip on Nureyev’s shoulder is borne out of a dirt-poor upbringing. While he’s not an entirely sympathetic character, he is compelling – and that’s far more interesting. The White Crow centres around the Kirov Ballet’s tour of Paris, which Fiennes bathes in a warm, nostalgic light. Intensely ambitious, and with an extraordinary thirst for cultural and intellectual knowledge, the 23-year-old dancer soaks up everything the City of Light has to offer. His appetite for art, music and dance unsettles the Soviet minders in charge of keeping this dance troupe in line. The movie depicts Nureyev’s decision to defect as personal rather than political, and while nothing groundbreaking happens here, it is a muscular piece of storytelling that treats its subject with intelligence and respect. REVIEWS BY VICKY ROACH

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RARE JEWELS ... (Clockwise from main) Kathleen Kedwell at home in Ashgrove; with Margot McKinney and daughter Lillian; at her 2013 wedding to Cameron; with son Clancy at her family’s property, “Breadalbane”; Kathleen’s No. 50 combination earrings, $180. Main picture: Russell Shakespeare/AAP however, it was short-lived because not long after I’d started Year 8 my parents moved to Brisbane so my brothers could go to Gregory Terrace (St Joseph’s

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College, which doesn’t take boarders).” Her brother Peter Faust, 28, is a carpenter, and the other, Matthew, 26, is a grazier. Kathleen’s parents split their time between Clayfield and Proserpine, where they have a concreting and paving business. “The challenge for me now, with little children, is trying to be patient and let the jewellery business evolve slowly. It gets my attention every single day; I am everything – bookkeeper, pick packer and designer – yet so grateful to be able to do what I do, and Cameron is a big part of that.” The couple met eight years ago at the Stockman’s Bar and Grill at the Ekka, when Cameron plucked up the courage to introduce himself. “I was on the board of the RNA’s Future Directions Committee (which aims to engage younger people about the show) and I’d been buzzing around all day,” explains Kathleen, “so I went to have a drink later with a few cousins and my father, and Cameron just came over. “I was soon drawn to his kindness, his soft side, and that’s never changed.” They became engaged 10 months later, with a fancy yellow diamond Margot McKinney ring that Cameron helped design. Kathleen and Cameron have other business interests, including Captain & Co cafe at Proserpine Airport and, until recently, Buzz cafe in The Emporium in Fortitude Valley. They are also renovating their 1950s home in Ashgrove. “Life is very busy,” says Kathleen, “but I have never felt happier – once you learn to trust your talents and turn something that brings you joy into a lasting business, that’s pretty special.” kathleenkedwell.com

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Parents weigh up school choice Parents are increasingly turning to a range of influences for help in choosing a school for their children, including their child’s opinion. Insights from the latest What Parents Want survey by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) showed one in two parents, or 53 per cent, said their choice of school was totally or highly influenced by their child’s opinion. However, parents still ranked traditional school information sources such as school visits, websites and prospectuses the most useful tools. The survey also reported that Generation Y parents in their early 30s and younger were more likely than other generations to find school social media very useful, weigh up all schooling factors; be influenced by a school’s external appearance and facilities; and less likely to start thinking about school choice before or from their child’s birth.

ISQ executive director David Robertson says today’s parents expected more than the old ‘one size fits all’ industrial model approach to education. “They are looking beyond test scores and prioritising schools that foster a much broader range of qualities and skills that prepare children for the future and develop their sense of personal and

community responsibility,” he says. Mr Robertson says Queensland independent schools offer a diversity of schooling options and education approaches that clearly resonate with Queensland families and the aspirations they hold for their children. “Enrolments at independent schools have grown by 25,000 students since the

first What Parents Want survey in 2006 and continue to comprise about 15 percent of the state’s total school-age enrolments,” he says. The majority of Queensland independent school parents spend at least two years researching schools and rely on the opinions of those close to them, the 2018 survey showed.

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Rich diversity of educational opportunities More than 1600 boys and young men call St Joseph’s Nudgee College their school, and for more than 270 of these students, it is also their home as boarders. Principal Peter Fullagar says on a daily basis, students are taught, cared for and challenged by teachers who want the best for each student. “The holistic education, personal development and wellbeing of each student remains the key focus of the college,” he says. “We offer a rich diversity of educational opportunities – in the classroom, in sport, in cultural pursuits and activities, as well as faith development and social justice initiatives.” He says the support provided to the boys by staff is complemented by the world-class facilities across the 136ha campus. “From 15 playing fields to an Olympicstandard athletics track, two heated swimming pools, state-of-the-art music and art studios, a 400-seat auditorium, and an on-site agricultural centre, students are always able to access high-quality facilities to help them discover and nurture their skills and interests,” Mr Fullagar says.

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Centre is set to open The staff at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, are proud to open the new student wellbeing centre, Mt Sion, in semester two this year. Principal Michael Carroll says the facility brings together all the college’s services. “This beautiful new facility brings together all the college’s services that cater to the needs of our Terrace gentlemen, including student services, studies and counselling services, campus ministry, sick bay, and a rooftop play area,” he says. “We look forward to showcasing these new facilities at open day on August 19, from 3.30pm. Open day will provide visitors with the opportunity to view all the college’s offerings – including academic, spiritual, cultural and sporting.” Dr Carroll says there were many ingredients that combine to make the college a leader in Queensland Catholic education. “Our new wellbeing centre is one such innovation – providing students with every opportunity to be the best they can be,” he says. PH: 3214 5200 TERRACE.QLD.EDU.AU

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See what makes Stuartholme unique With only 680 students, Stuartholme School, in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong, is small enough for each student to be personally known, yet large enough to offer an extensive, dynamic and responsive range of opportunities. Stuartholme School principal Kristen Sharpe says no girl will ever be lost in the crowd. “This is achieved through a balanced and rigorous academic program, supported by a nurturing environment where each girl can learn, thrive and contribute to her community,” she says. Families are invited to experience Stuartholme in action at one of the upcoming student-guided tours. Afterwards, attendees are welcome to enjoy morning tea with the principal and leadership team. Register for an action tour on the school’s website. PH: 3369 5466 STUARTHOLME.COM


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Supportive setting The staff at Lourdes Hill College pride themselves on offering an environment that is supportive of individual student needs, ensuring their students’ academic abilities thrive, and that their students are welcomed as part of a community. Principal Robyn Anderson says it’s a school where every student is given the opportunity to be the best they can be. “What also makes a Lourdes girl unique

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enjoy a holistic approach to learning, one which educates boys and young men in the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social dimensions of life,” Mr Leadbetter says. “Offering a variety of academic, vocational education and co-curricular opportunities, boys in Years 5 to 12 are provided every opportunity to engage in their learning and to strive for excellence.” Mr Leadbetter says limited numbers are available for each tour. Interested families should register to secure their attendance by visiting the college website. PH: 3010 1111 WWW.SLC.QLD.EDU.AU

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All the fun at the fair Clayfield College will once again hold its annual fair on Sunday, August 4, and invites families to celebrate the festivities. Principal Kathy Bishops says people are welcome to enjoy a day of food, personal tours and fun activities for the whole families, including many rides for all ages. “Discover also, the unmatched opportunities Clayfield College has to offer

by watching the students’ many music and language performances,” she says. “With the whole college open to the public, everyone can discover what it is that makes Clayfield College different in a relaxed and welcoming community environment. “Together with our staff and students, we welcome you to the fair on August 4, from 10am to 3pm. For more information, please contact the school by telephone or visit the website. PH: 3262 0262 CLAYFIELD.QLD.EDU.AU

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Country classics Acclaimed chef Bruno Loubet’s latest venture blends his signature French flair with farm-fresh flavours

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RURAL REPAST … (Clockwise from above) Willow Vale Cooking School; delectable pastries; chef Bruno Loubet tends his chooks; and teaches a class.

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Quick change Update your home in a flash with these styling hacks from magazine stylist and interior decorator Tahn Scoon Snip some foliage While cut flowers may be expensive to buy on a weekly basis, greenery can look just as good, and can be gathered for free. Fill a vase with a luscious bunch of leafy foliage or select a few sculptural branches for a more minimalist look. Greenery will help break up all those hard surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, and will literally add life to your living room.

Paint out your frames Photo and picture frames are generally collected over time, and as such they may be in a multitude of different colours. My suggestion is to paint them in the same colour. For example, if you have a gallery wall made up of frames in black, white and timber – buy a can of inexpensive high gloss white and spray the non-white frames. Your gallery wall will instantly look fresher and more cohesive.

feather inserts one size larger than your covers, this will help them look extra plump and luxurious. You can buy 100 per cent feather or feather-fibre blends. The latter is better as it holds its shape longer.

Update your linen All towels and tea towels get tired and stained over time. Replacing old bathroom towels with fresh, fluffy white towels will instantly lift any bathroom. Incidentally, if you want your towels extra fluffy, add vinegar to your rinse cycle to remove any soap, and after air-drying, throw into the dryer for just a few minutes. In the kitchen, the easiest way to achieve a more high-end look is to replace old cotton tea towels with those made with linen. Interior decoration: Tahn Interiors Photography: John Downs

Declutter your cabinetry When styling bookshelves and other open cabinetry for photoshoots, one of the most common things I do is to remove about one third of the original objects. We often think we need to fill every bit of shelving, but it’s more aesthetically pleasing to leave “white spaces” between groupings of objects. Once you’ve done this, decide on an overall colour palette and stick to it as much as you can (without it becoming too contrived or over-styled).

Freshen your cushions We all know updating our cushion covers is a good tip, but a less obvious tip is to replace any deflated polyester inserts with feather. Your cushions will instantly look more lush. A good trick is to buy the

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Phil Brown The thing I love about What Lies Beneath is that it is scary but not too scary. There is just enough psychological and supernatural suspense Due to a case of lurgi I was home for the day with time on my hands. What to do? Then it dawned on me ... I had taped one of my favourite movies the night before and I could watch it again. I’m referring to What Lies Beneath, a 2000 psychological thriller with supernatural elements directed by Robert Zemeckis. It stars Harrison Ford as Dr Norman Spencer with Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife and involves a haunting and a slow unravelling of a marriage with attempted murder thrown in for good measure. Fun, right? It’s a movie my wife won’t watch again but I view it surreptitiously once a year at least. It’s on a list of movies I will watch over

and over again. On that list is Clear and Present Danger (Harrison Ford is in that one too), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Falling Down and One Hour Photo. My wife won’t watch any of them either. They are all, admittedly, a bit twisted. Read into that what you will. The thing I love about What Lies Beneath is that it is scary but not too scary. There is just enough psychological and supernatural suspense. I don’t want too much. For example, when The Exorcist came out I didn’t go to see it because I was too scared. I watched it later, once, years ago but it freaked me out so it’s not on my list. Scary movies that I have enjoyed

include The Others, The Woman in Black (starring Daniel Radcliffe) which scared the bejesus out of me and Play Misty For Me starring Clint Eastwood, which is a psychological thriller of the first order. I like to be a bit scared but not too much. I remember as a kid being terrified when I watched an old Dracula movie and one of the scariest movies I saw as a teenager involved him, too – Count Yorga, Vampire. I slept with the light on all night after that and if I’d had any garlands of garlic I would have created a protective barrier to keep the undead out. I have always been a scaredy cat but I like being scared, to a point. Another horror movie which I watch occasionally

on Foxtel is Rosemary’s Baby starring Mia Farrow as a young woman whose new baby is not of this world. Gulp. It freaks me out but I still watch it. Many scary movies are, however, just too frightening for me. But What Lies Beneath is fine, a perfect balance between psychological and supernatural thrills and Harrison Ford is terrific and a real swine. It takes a while to find that out though. Being home alone I was free to watch it propped up in bed with my cough mixture and paracetamol. Do you know this movie? I may have to take another sick day next week to watch it again. But please, don’t tell anyone.

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“A phenomenal layout for any family, its grand scale does not compromise on functionality with a seamless indoor/ outdoor integration,” Matt says. The stylish home is located just 5km from the Brisbane CBD. The middle floor provides an entry to the residence and presents multiple living areas, including a formal living and dining room which has direct access to an outdoor timber deck, a library, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room which also blend out to an additional timber deck. An office and four spacious bedrooms complete the floor. Three of the bedrooms are fitted with built-in wardrobes, while the front bedroom features a walk-in

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wardrobe, stylish ensuite and office. A main bathroom services the remaining bedrooms. The top floor is designed for privacy and features the main bedroom with dual walk-in wardrobes, an ensuite, a living room, fireplace and a private deck. Outside, the property boasts a built-in barbecue on an entertaining deck, which overlooks a solar-heated swimming pool. Downstairs, there is a fully-equipped home theatre with wet bar, kitchenette and temperature-controlled wine cellar which has the capacity to house 1000 bottles in addition to a multipurpose room which could be used as a gymnasium.


Charming escape Four spacious bedrooms, a designer marble kitchen, a separate media room and an on-site swimming pool. These are just a handful of the details that the buyers of this charming property will come to enjoy. Unfolding over two levels, this luxurious inner-city residence embraces contemporary notions of indoor and outdoor living. Affectionately known as The Highgate House, the property offers a convenient lifestyle in one of Highgate Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prestigious addresses with distinguished luxury at every turn, according to listing agent Phillip Harrigan. Entering the property through an idyllic white picket fence, the charming cottagestyle home is of open-plan design. The ground floor hosts a bevy of spaces ideal for entertaining and family life. From the state-of-the-art designer kitchen with exquisite black marble benchtops, soft-close cabinetry and Neil Perry premium appliances and a butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry, to the charming double doors in the living room, no expense has been spared.

This level also features a bathroom, dedicated sitting room and sunroom. Outside, there are two separate entertaining decks. The top floor consists of four generoussized and expertly-appointed bedrooms, along with a dedicated study, separate laundry and stylish bathroom. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with dual basins and an impressive bathtub. The main bedroom also enjoys deck access.

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Haven of space “This generously proportioned, architectdesigned residence is a haven of space and light.” Those were the words of listing agent Ian Cuneo when describing his impressive listing in idyllic, family-friendly Windsor. “This home must be seen to be believed to completely take in the incredible amount of thought and workmanship here,” he says. Unfolding over three levels, the cleverly-designed floorplan perfectly accommodates privacy and convenience. Entering on the ground floor, the impressive foyer unfolds to reveal an openplan kitchen, dining and living area. The true heart of any home is the kitchen and this certainly rings true at 12 Rupert St. Complete with a true butler’s pantry, stylish marble benchtops and ample softclose cabinetry, the kitchen enjoys a full suite of quality appliances including a Ilve range hood, Gaggenau combi-air and combi-steam ovens and warming drawer, along with an integrated coffee machine, microwave and dishwasher. The refrigerator and freezer are also

integrated to maintain the design’s sleek clean lines. The dining area leads out to an elevated entertainment deck, complete with a builtin barbecue, fire pit and beer fridge, which captures views of the neighbourhood. Downstairs, a rumpus room boasts a full wet bar with beer and wine fridges, spilling out to an additional entertainment area and resort-style in-ground swimming pool. Upstairs, the top floor accommodates four bedrooms.

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Historical setting This stately, historic terrace house exudes historic charm with its plethora of period features such as polished timber floors, 3.3m high ceilings, chandeliers and double hung windows. Modernised with quality appliances, airconditioning and smart capabilities, it sits only 2km from Brisbaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CBD and overlooks Musgrave Park, while the duallevel floorplan of the residence offers four bedrooms and plenty of space for living and entertaining. The traditional terraced facade boasts detailed fretwork and two balconies. Inside, the lower level has a central foyer with intricate floor tiles and a chandelier, flanked by four separate living and dining rooms. Each of these rooms have stunning heritage details, rich colour palettes and ceiling roses. One of the rooms also boasts a fireplace. Completing this level are a powder room and the kitchen, which combines traditional and modern elements with quality appliances and granite benchtops. The upper floor of the residence is dedicated to the bedrooms, accessed by a

central staircase in the lower level foyer space. Two of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and French doors to the balcony with its parkland views. The third has a fireplace, and the main bedroom offers a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with dual vanities and a smart toilet. The main bathroom sits at the end of the hall and is visually striking, featuring a stand-alone bathtub.

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Park life in view An enviable position with views across Orleigh Park to the Brisbane River and beyond brings a sense of tranquil escapism to this tri-level residence, according to listing agent Jermaine Jones. “Finished just two years ago, this superbly appointed residence with its tranquil river and parkland views and beautifully detailed finishes delivers a residence unique to this part of the river which is just five minutes from the CBD,” Jermaine says. Entering the property on the middle level, which acts as the hub of the home, a formal lounge forms a fitting introduction to the home. Moving towards the rear of the property, an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining and family living. Elegance is at the fore in the stylish kitchen, which features sleek, refined finishes including neutral Caesarstone benchtops and glass splashbacks, along with a walk-in pantry and soft-close cabinetry. An outdoor entertainment area completes this level, connecting the house with a saltwater pool and deck.

Upstairs, the top floor hosts an additional lounge area along with four bedrooms, including the main bedroom which is appointed with a walk-in wardrobe and stylish ensuite complete with freestanding bath and integrated makeup zone. The remaining three bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom. The ground floor, meanwhile, provides space for a home office or media room along with the laundry and a third bathroom.

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Outlook to river vistas This stylish and contemporary residence is set on a 344sq m block and enjoys views of the Brisbane River from the Hamilton Reach development. There is a spacious and light-filled interior thanks to 9m ceiling voids and floor-to-ceiling windows. The main entrance to the two-level residence leads past a ground floor two-car garage with internal access and into an entry courtyard. The floorplan of the property flows into an open-plan space with the high ceiling voids and timber staircase leading to the upper level. A nearby bedroom has built-in wardrobes and an ensuite featuring a shower. Beyond a powder room and separate laundry, the floorplan flows to the rear of the layout and living and dining spaces overlooked by a kitchen with a butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry. Sliding glass doors open from the living and dining areas into a covered outdoor living area, terrace with a built-in barbecue and solar-heated pool, all enjoying views to the river.

The main bedroom is at the rear of the layout on the upper level to enjoy the views of the river. Nearby are a study and multipurpose room with two more bedrooms at the front of the layout. Both bedrooms have ensuites with a shower. Ray White Ascot marketing agent Nick Kouparitsas says the river home is set on the largest block of the lot and shares only one common wall.

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(4,5) trifles Area for shooting practice 4 Eligible, 9 Outcry, 10 In favour, 12 Glorious, 13 Gurkha, 15 Term, 16 Keep it dark, ward, 13 Affect, Erne, 16 Custard pie,(7)19 Across: 1 6Deputy, 24 Ireland loses 30 territory (5) SAGITTARIUS 19outfit Fair enough, 20 Warp, 23 Resume, 25 Mahogany, 27 Aromatic, GEMINI 28 Haggle, 29 Outweigh, 30 Defect. 28 Bureau, 29 Settling, Teatoset.19 Member in neat the North-East in the name showing good taste (7) 7 In any case (2,5) (May 21 - June 21) (November 23 - December 21) of peace (5) 20 It may appear to frighten 8 Strife (7) Love is in the air. Play your cards right Job satisfaction can be elusive, especially Down: 1 Drought, Potpourri, 3 Torrid, Link, Gratuity, 8 Earmark, Jukebox, 14 Epigram, 7 Afire, 8 Theatre, 11 Grounds, 14 Stiffen, 25 First male worker is people (7) 14 Put into 2 effect (9) a new kind of11 enticing play arises, if your5 heart’s not6really in it. You7 Brook, and determined 15 Settle18 conclusively (9) 19 Farrago, and Stout, arouses. Committed 17 can At an angle, Permeate, 21 Payment, 22 Solace, 24 26 Ring.couples willing e, 24 Taunt, 26 Grin. not to give way 22 Swim before one probably know what you’d prefer to be (7) walk (5) 16 Ask (7) to give their imaginations full reign also doing but in trying to meet endless bills, 26 Boy and aunt get 23 Sober sort of garments (5) 17 Sly laugh (7) stand a good chance of merging more there’s not much freedom of choice. together in cheerful fashion 19 Driving force (7) than their souls. At work, don’t let Why not consider retraining? Give (7) QUICK 20 Having common opportunities pass you by. People in yourself permission to explore new 27 Commonly done (7) Across qualities (7) authority are watching, and they like territory or options, and the answer will 28 Staff held in a sort of 1 Radiant (7) 22 Jack in cards (5) what they see. become obvious in good time. respect (7) 5 US university (7) 23 Clearly defined (5) CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Private, 5 Heather, 9 Claimed, 10 Repulse, 11 Ahead, 12 Woebegone, 13 Insolvent, 15 Butts, 16 Secco, 18 Carollers, 21 Easy chair, 24 Irene, 25 Adamant, 26 Buoyant, 27 Diddled, 28 Sceptre. Down: 1 Peccavi, 2 In a mess, 3 Armadillo, 4 Endow, 5 Harvester, 6 Apple, 7 Hold out, 8 Reefers, 14 Enchanted, 15 Baltimore, 16 Steward, 17 Custard, 19 Elegant, 20 Spectre, 22 Crawl, 23 Robes. QUICK: Across: 1 Shining, 5 Harvard, 9 Austria, 10 Nonplus, 11 Leapt, 12 Desperado, 13 Wellbeing, 15 Dated, 16 Ensue, 18 Put at risk, 21 Quickness, 24 Ripen, 25 Ingrate, 26 Aviator, 27 Earnest, 28 Pleased. Down: 1 Shallow, 2 Install, 3 Irritable, 4 Grand, 5 Hindsight, 6 Range, 7 At least, 8 Discord, 14 Implement, 15 Determine, 16 Enquire, 17 Snigger, 19 Impetus, 20 Kindred, 22 Knave, 23 Sharp. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

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