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Moscow’s mighty Bolshoi Ballet returns to QPAC

Splendour in the grass Step into winter in style


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This week... Phil Brown gets all the plum jobs. For this week’s feature story (P8), our esteemed columnist and arts editor flew to Moscow to meet the stars of the famous Bolshoi Ballet, ahead of its arrival in Brisbane for the QPAC International Series 2019 next month. The mercury hovered around zero degrees celsius and the language barrier proved tricky (turns out you need more than bye-bye to get by in the Russian capital), but Phil didn’t falter, returning with interviews with leading lights including principal dancer and “ballet god” Denis Rodkin and his girlfriend and fellow dancer Eleonora Sevenard. In the world of ballet, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Bolshoi and fans would do well to secure their seats now for these powerhouse performances. Enjoy the issue.


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Pet project Therese Smith’s bright and beautiful earrings draw on her love of animals Emma Schafer


ccessories designer Therese Smith has a busy head. It’s busy because she battles an anxiety disorder that sometimes wracks her brain, and because of the fabulous oversize earrings that are her signature. The 29-year-old makes and sells them at her home-studio in Bardon. And the name of her accessories label? Busy Head, of course. “When I first started doing illustrations it had a really calming effect on me, so it felt really natural to then call my business, where I turn my drawings into earrings, Busy Head,” says Therese, who launched her label in 2016. Her first design is still one of her favourites. “I’m an avid plant collector and I wanted earrings that were plants hanging in baskets hanging from my ears,” Therese laughs. “They didn’t exist, so I made them myself and wore them everywhere. People would stop me in the street asking where they were from and how they could get some. That’s when the Busy Head seed was planted.” Each design is hand-drawn, then printed on to polystyrene film that can be cut out by hand and shrunk. The prints turn into lightweight but firm charms mounted on custom ear hooks. The designs come from Therese’s busy brain, which actually sounds like a pretty cool place. There’s lots of plants, martinis, Australian flora and fauna and even a snag on bread.

That said, her biggest sellers are customised pet portraits, an idea inspired by Therese’s best friend, her kelpie Mia. “I like to say that Mia is the head of company morale here at Busy Head,” Therese says. “I think people use fashion as a means of self expression, so why not express your love for your animal in your attire?” She has made guinea pigs, llamas in bandannas and a slew of adorable and “beautifully ugly” cats and dogs. “The great thing about Busy Head earrings is I make everything fully customisable. I can draw fun things in, so if your dog likes to wear a Hawaiian T-shirt, let’s put it in. Anything goes.” Therese fell in love with drawing when she was sketching artefacts as an archaeology student at the University of Queensland. “I graduated in 2012 but then I realised I ultimately wanted to do something a little more creative,” she says. “My mum was a seamstress so I’ve been making clothes and all manner of things since I was a kid.” Busy Head has garnered such a loyal fan base that it’s now Therese’s full-time job and her designs are stocked in boutiques from Cairns to Hobart. “For all of my designs, there is no typical customer,” Therese says. “I get everything from younger kids (to) men and women who you would presume don’t want to be outrageous buying enormous cactuses to hang from their ears. It’s great.”

PAW TRAITS … Busy Head’s Therese Smith with her kelpie, Mia. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop

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The Bolshoi Ballet’s Denis Rodkin and Eleonora Sevenard are set to stir the hearts of Brisbane’s ballet fans Phil Brown

GIANT LEAP ... (From left) Denis Rodkin in the title role in Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus; Eleonora Sevenard in action; and Denis in The Nutcracker. Pictures: Damir Yusupov, M. Logvinov


n a chilly winter’s day in Moscow the mention of Brisbane makes Denis Rodkin smile. Our city is as distant and exotic to him as Moscow is to us. I was sent to the Russian capital to cover the Bolshoi’s impending visit to Brisbane for the 2019 QPAC International series, which opens at QPAC on June 26. The Bolshoi Ballet, arguably the world’s most famous ballet company, is bringing two highlights of its repertoire – Aram Khachaturian’s Spartacus and George Balanchine’s Jewels. Most of the company is coming, including some of the world’s best dancers, and that includes Denis. The 28-year-old principal dancer (he will celebrate his 29th birthday during his visit to Brisbane) is a tall, aristocraticlooking young man who has an ambition to turn his visit into something of a holiday for him and his girlfriend, fellow dancer and company artist Eleonora Sevenard. As snow falls outside I catch up with Denis in the Bolshoi bunker and ask him what he hopes to do here. Besides dance. “Well, I know you can see kangaroos,” Denis says. His English is patchy so the conversation is brokered by Olga, our translator for the day. “I know that’s a stereotype of your country but I really want to see one. Eleanora wants to see one too.” I explain that a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will do the trick and after a day at the ballet, finding out that pretty well all the dancers want to see kangaroos and koalas, I begin to feel like a public relations man for Lone Pine. Eleonora, 20, says she is looking forward to Brisbane and both talk about it as if it’s a holiday when the reality is they will be working hard. But since ballet is their life they have to take whatever opportunities they can get when it comes to spending time together off stage and Brisbane will be a chance for them to do just that. “If I have a day off in Brisbane I will try to discover the city,” Eleonora says. “We will be there for more than a week so we will pretend we live and work there during

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This role was a turning point for me. People just thought I was too elegant, like a beautiful prince


that time. I love to visit museums and I’m looking forward to discovering the Queensland Art Gallery.” Denis has the look and bearing of a prince and has played his fair share. He’s not quite so princely as Spartacus, his star turn. I saw this ballet in Moscow and it’s a breathtaking sword and sandal epic. Denis wasn’t dancing in it while I was there, he was recovering from an injury, but he will be fine for Brisbane. If you want to see the bloke that ballet aficionado Leo Schofield describes as “a god”, pencil in his appearances on June 26, July 4 and July 6. Spartacus, set in the ancient world, is the dramatic story of the leader of a band of slaves in an uprising against cruel Roman rule. Dancing the role of Spartacus has allowed Denis to extend his repertoire. “Nobody could see me as Spartacus before,” Denis says. “This role was a

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YOUNG LOVE ... Eleonora Sevenard and Denis Rodkin hope to meet some native wildlife when they visit Brisbane.

turning point for me. People just thought I was too elegant, like a beautiful prince. “For the role of Spartacus it’s very important not to look like a prince, but to look like a hero.” Denis can do that too but it took legendary Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich to see that. Yuri, now 92 and still working, worked with Denis to bring out the Spartacus in him and we will get to see that. Denis could be the Nureyev of the modern era and his girlfriend thinks he’s pretty damn good. “It’s helpful for me that Denis is so experienced,” Eleonora says. “Denis gives me good advice. I go to his shows to support him but I can’t give him any advice.” Not yet. The couple lives in a flat in Moscow not far from the Bolshoi Theatre. The Historic Stage at this neoclassical temple to ballet and opera is where Denis and Eleonora

are making names for themselves. Eleonora is from St Petersburg, the heritage city that used to be the capital and Denis is from Moscow, which is now the capital. They have known each other since Eleonora was a schoolgirl and Denis was enchanted by her dancing. They’ve been going out for a year-anda-half and Denis says his girlfriend may be much younger than him but “she’s wise at the same time”. “That is something I love about her,” Denis says. They have danced together a couple of times but haven’t had much time for holidays together. Brisbane will be an opportunity to change that. “We are calling this trip a bit of a holiday,” Denis says. “I have never been to Australia before. I can’t wait.” QPAC International Series 2019, Bolshoi Ballet, June 26-July 7;

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Shooting star With her camera at the ready, this young creative is always in hot pursuit of the perfect shot Grace Elizabeth Smith, 25 PHOTOGRAPHER What’s new with you? I recently shot my first fashion campaign for luxury resort-wear brand Robe in the amazing Byron hinterland and that was huge for me. I was a little nervous – there’s always that pressure to deliver and it was my first time working with such a largescale team but it was so rewarding. Why photography? I actually dived into an engineering degree at University of Newcastle when I left high school in Maitland, near the Hunter Valley in NSW. I was adamant that was going to be my career but then, over a two-year period, I started to realise it definitely wasn’t what I was passionate about. Your ‘aha’ moment? I took a break and jetted off for five months. Then I started a (new) degree in International Relations majoring in Middle Eastern studies and journalism and on an educational trip to Jordan and Qatar, I decided I needed a camera. That’s when my passion truly started to light up. I came back to Australia, put myself through a basic DSLR course and lugged it with me, photographing anything and everything. Then what happened? I moved to Brisbane a little over two years ago and started working in

hospitality … photographing food and cafes as a hobby while I tried to find my feet. My photos were picked up by an online publisher. Since that moment, Grace Elizabeth Images has hit the ground running. Your favourite subject? Women and fashion. I feel like there’s so much room for creativity and emotion. I also love a beautiful interior, and food – who doesn’t love food? I also love travel photography and capturing a place with new eyes and all the little details that make it so breathtaking. What inspires you? All the little things we sometimes forget about because we are so busy. I’m a country girl at heart and sometimes I think unintentionally this inspires me as it’s been such a big part of my upbringing. I look at my photos and there’s some homey or country element I manage to slip in. Your favourite thing to do in Brisbane … I’m getting horseriding lessons at Royals Equestrian Centre at the RNA showgrounds in Bowen Hills and it’s amazing. I haven’t ridden in eight years and it brings me absolute pure joy to be back in the saddle. EMMA SCHAFER See Grace Elizabeth’s winter-themed fashion shoot for Brisbane News on P20.

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Alicia Pyke My computer knows what’s going on in my home and head. It makes zero sense. At least to a non-conspiracy theorist like me. Conspiracy theories just don’t appeal to me. Mostly because I believe the truth is usually pretty straightforward. Not fanciful or convoluted enough to involve lizard people and Dan Brown plot lines. So I was surprised to catch myself casually wondering how my computer has started reading my mind. Like this is actually a thing in 2019. And I’d forgotten to tick a box to unsubscribe to mindreading services. Naturally, I was only prompted to consider how my computer has this inside track on my thoughts due to the type of online ads I’m being served.

Vacuuming is one of my most loathed domestic chores, so I don’t do it much. Which is why I was shocked to be served with a series of vacuum ads the same day I begrudgingly let the Dyson out of the cupboard. Big coincidence, right? And before you wonder whether I’d mentioned my boring task on social media, voice call or text, the answer is no – it had been my dusty little secret until the ads popped up in my browser. The very same night, I’d been putting away some laundry (never a dull moment in lively Lutwyche) when I decided I could do with a few new pairs of socks. Minutes

later, a Bonds sale ad pops up spruiking socks! Huh? I slammed down the lid on my laptop and decided I must have been working too hard, what with all the vacuuming and sock pairing. I’ve long since made peace with the fact my devices do “listen” to me through various social media programs. But this? This is something far more sinister. My computer knows what’s going on in my home and my head in real time. It makes zero sense. At least to a nonconspiracy theorist like me. So I’m putting it out there. I’m just a little bit curious about whether this

happens to anyone else? Maybe I’m even slightly open to theories about how this apparent mind-meld happens. There’s just one problem. There’s absolutely no way I’m searching for conspiracy theories about whether my computer knows what I’m thinking for fear of being served ads relating to endless conspiracy theories forevermore. Nuh uh, not silly enough to slip down that rabbit hole. Nope, I’ll just keep going about my usual life and wait for some mysterious ad to pop up telling me what’s going on. The truth is out there, right Google?

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High on drama The scene is set for dinner at this quirky Spring Hill venue that puts a fresh spin on the classics RESTAURANT Tony Harper Things here are odd, kooky even, but in an off-kilter way that makes it interesting, more imaginative than all but a smattering of restaurants. Like the name – Salon de Co – which I believe translates to “room of company” or something close. And the look that’s hinged around carefully arranged bookshelf bric-a-brac – Elvis, Bowie (on plates, not in person), John Lennon books, ceramic fish, tequila bottles, film rolls, microphones. It’s a stage set with a restaurant in tow. Kitsch? Probably, but it’s engaging in its own peculiar way, and if nothing else, it gives you something to chat about. This is the umpteenth dining room in the space since Russell Armstrong gave it its glory days. Perhaps the most intriguing since those days, because the food is clever and very, very tasty, and is by far the best part of the package. You could argue for the service, because it’s warm and friendly, at times switched on, and at other times not. But it misses detail, like empty water glasses and (God forbid) an empty beer glass ... for the best part of the meal. Although I’m seriously tempted to cry out for more, I don’t. Until mains are on the way and I ask for the wine list. Twice. In the end I get a peek too late to be bothered. Dinner is done, which is a shame because there are wines I’d be keen on such as Yarra Yering, Farr, Faiveley, Mayer, Paringa. It’s a loose-knit, untidy, scattergun affair with all sorts of goodies – the teenage bedroom of wine lists. The menu is more concise and has moments of real interest. For example, a brisket-filled donut topped with picalilli ($4) – the brisket and donut are quite rich,

SALON DE CO Ovolo Inchcolm, 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Ph: 3226 8888 Breakfast and dinner daily Chef: Andy Ashby Vegetarian options Eftpos and major credit cards On street parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 8 Drinks: 7 Vibe: 7.5 Service: 6.5 the picalilli fresh and balancing. Another starter of crab taco ($5) was not as successful – the filling was delicious, but had an edible cardboard-like shell. There’s a brilliant larger dish of cured kangaroo (tartare) with quinoa, pine nuts and a milky sauce cracked by chilli-infused sesame oil ($24). It’s a star plate of food, using an unexpected, intriguing array of flavours, colours and textures.

FLAVOUR FUSION ... Enjoy innovative dishes at Salon de Co. Pictures: Mark Cranitch

The rest of the dishes share a similar mix of classic meets innovation – Murray cod with heirloom tomatoes, cuttlefish and wasabi; rainbow trout, nduja, buttermilk and roast fennel; goat’s curd churros, truffled honey and almonds. It skitters occasionally into Asian territory, just, and every now and again dabbles with Middle Eastern, but the base, I guess, is European. And there is cunning in the way those

bits and pieces are brought together and used in a thoughtful, innovative way. Salon de Co is certainly different, and you know, from the moment you cross its threshold, that you are in for something out of the ordinary. But for me at least, it’s the kitchen and its beautifully cooked, clever cuisine that carries that message most successfully.

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Choc o’clock Alastair McLeod reinvents a pudding classic with a few wickedly good inclusions Your guests may need convincing when you tell them you made dessert with day-old bread. The thing is, most (good) cooks love frugality. They make bisque from crab shells. The Italians prepare panzanella, the French do onion soup. My bread pudding is different each time I prepare it – hot cross buns when they’re on the shelves, brioche when I want to indulge and croissants for a Gallic iteration. Add Baileys to this thrifty pud and your guests will be sold.

CHOCOLATE AND BAILEYS BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING INGREDIENTS 9 slices white bread, crusts removed 150g dark chocolate 425ml pure cream 4 tbs Baileys 110g caster sugar, plus additional for persimmon

75g butter Pinch cinnamon 3 eggs 3 persimmons, very thinly sliced ½ lemon Vanilla ice cream, to serve

METHOD Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles. Next, place chocolate, cream, Baileys, sugar, butter and cinnamon in a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, until the butter and chocolate have melted and the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir well to combine. Set aside. Whisk eggs in a large bowl, pour over chocolate mixture and whisk again. Spoon a 1cm layer into the base of each individual vessel and arrange bread in overlapping rows. Pour chocolate mixture evenly over the bread and press the bread down gently. Cover with cling wrap and stand at room temperature for 2 hours then refrigerate for a further 2 hours before baking. Preheat oven to 180C and bake for 30 minutes. The top should be crunchy and the inside soft. Sprinkle persimmon slices with sugar and squeeze over the juice of the lemon. Allow to soften for 15 minutes. Serve pudding with persimmon and ice cream. Serves 6 Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Black bowl,; cutlery,

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Fear factor Brisbane author Amanda O’Callaghan draws on the darker side of human nature for her spine-chilling tales Fiona Purdon

STORYTELLER ... This Taste for Silence author Amanda O'Callaghan. Picture: Peter Taylor

For someone who produces spine-tingling short stories, Amanda O’Callaghan is surprisingly warm and quick to laugh in person. The author admits people are surprised to meet her after reading her captivating This Taste For Silence ($22.95, UQP), with its tales of psychopaths, haunted paintings and domestic violence. “I’ve got a scary mind,’’ she jokes. “I’ve surprised myself sometimes at how (dark) the stories are but as a writer you have to be fearless, to go to places that scare you. “I’m fascinated about human nature and why people do these unfathomable things. Someone tweeted from Tasmania, ‘Oh my God, I read that whole story with hairs on the back of my neck’ and I thought ‘yes, that’s what I love to hear’.” The Brisbane-born and bred writer has set only one story, The Golden Hour, in Brisbane. It is a “domestic violence revenge’’ tale about a long-suffering wife who engineers her freedom. “I’ve set it in Holland Park because there are older homes in Holland Park which have these low walls so you can see the gardens, as if there is nothing to hide and everything is pristine,’’ she says. A scene from another story, The Turn, set in Adelaide and Melbourne, was sparked by a suspicious character Amanda spotted in an alley near Roma St in Brisbane’s CBD. “I saw this man carrying two heavy bags of rubbish and he suddenly spun around checking to see if someone was watching him. I put that exact scene in my story.”

A former advertising executive, Amanda, 57, of Windsor, has always been a writer but it was only six years ago that she decided to publish her work. In 2016 she received a Queensland Writers Fellowship. “When I left school, I knew I would be a writer one day. I clearly wasn’t in much of a hurry,’’ she laughs. “I woke up one day and remember thinking I better get on with it. “It wasn’t until six years ago I felt ready to put my writing out into the world and I started entering writing competitions. My writing comes from lots of different experiences and different countries.’’ Now a full-time writer, Amanda, who grew up at Rochedale, has also earned English degrees from King’s College, London and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Her husband Adrian and son Louis, 17, are big supporters of her writing. “Some stories take a while and I go back to them once I get that spark of life which makes them sing,” Amanda says. “Louis keeps asking me to write happier stories.” Meet Amanda O’Callaghan on June 8 at Bulimba Library, June 15 at Kenmore Library, and June 25 at Corinda Library. Book at

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Good Country, 200x200cm

hat’s the point of having a collection if no one sees it? This reminds me of that philosophical conundrum: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” QUT has a fine collection and in the current exhibition, Vis-ability, now showing at the QUT Art Museum, we get to see a bit more of it, including some new acquisitions. As well as showing off the collection, this exhibition has another aim. It was conceived to broaden understanding of the lived experiences of people who are blind and people with low vision. QUT School of Design senior lecturer Dr Janice Rieger and her colleagues consulted with audiences who are blind or have low vision, and with experts in the field, to reinterpret select works from the collection. Artworks have been translated through alternative mediums such as tactile and audio experiences. The audio presentations are particularly helpful ... for everyone.

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It was fascinating to hear a commentary and description of Karla Dickens’ series Bottom Feeder, which offers an alternative view of the Commonwealth and the British monarchy, using a royal visit to Australia as the foil for this visual discussion. Dickens’ work is interesting and there are several indigenous points of view in the show, including a transcendental piece entitled Can we see the burst of colours of wildflowers amongst the landscape? by local artist Elisa Jane Carmichael. Gorgeous. Part of the ethos of the QUT collection, which was established in 1945 (developing from the disparate collecting activities of certain precursor institutions) is to collect indigenous art. The first two acquisitions of bark paintings from Maningrida in Western Arnhem Land were purchased by student donations in the mid 1960s. That began a pattern of collecting that is now reflected in what is known as the Oodgeroo Collection (named after the poet Kath Walker, Oodgeroo Noonuccal). In 2018, QUT’s newly appointed vicechancellor, Margaret Sheil, designated special funds to purchase works by

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This is a big exhibition that includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, etchings, watercolours and photography. When Chris Saines took over as director of QAGOMA, he said he wanted to work the collection there harder. Other institutions obviously feel the same. Vis-ability, until Aug 4, QUT Art Museum, 2 George St, city.

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ROCKETMAN (M) hhhkj Director Dexter Fletcher Starring Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell Trust the musician formerly known as Reginald Dwight to put the razzle-dazzle into rehab. In the wake of this footstomping, genre-bending musical fantasy, the recovery process will never be the same. Since Meteoric Rise and Spectacular Fall is a bog standard rock ’n’ roll classic, director Fletcher kicks the story off at this celebrity’s rock bottom. Backlit by an unidentified source of white light, a sparkling, winged, demon-inred-Lycra blunders into a group therapy session with a performer’s sense of theatre. “I know how this bit goes. I’m Elton Hercules John and I’m an alcoholic,” says John, played by Taron Egerton (right, Kingsman: The Secret Service). Cocaine, sex and shopping are added to his list of addictions, as well as bulimia. Sporting a three-day stubble and an unhealthy sheen, the not entirely reliable narrator then flashes back to the wild, bumpy, headline-grabbing ride that brought him to this place. The trouble begins, as it so often does, in childhood. John’s father, Stanley Dwight (Steve Mackintosh), is cold and withdrawn to the point of being emotionally abusive. Bitter and self-absorbed, John’s mother, Sheila Eileen (Bryce Dallas Howard), merely tolerates him. Only John’s maternal grandmother, Ivy (Gemma Jones), shows the young boy any warmth or affection. It is she who backs him when he wins a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. All of this plays out as fairly typical biopic fare, but the Dwight

family’s rendition of I Want Love, in which each of the four members sings a refrain, alone in a different room, cuts through. John’s romantic relationship with his manipulative manager, John Reid (played by Richard Madden of TV’s Bodyguard), is just as dysfunctional – and strangely lacking in chemistry. The film’s emotional core lies in the friendship between the troubled protagonist and his long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin (Bell), who has been John’s songwriting partner for more than 50 years. Rocketman isn’t coy about John’s sexuality – or his promiscuity – but the

most intimate relationship in the film happens to be platonic. (The film predates John’s marriage to David Furnish). Their chemistry is best captured in a poignant duet in which the pianist sets Your Song to music. Rocketman is an authorised biopic – Elton John is listed in the credits as executive producer – but no one could accuse either the subject or the filmmakers of playing it safe, either emotionally or stylistically. This is perhaps best illustrated in an extraordinary overdose sequence during which John encounters himself as a young

ALADDIN (PG) hhhkj Director Guy Ritchie Starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith Good-looking, fleet-footed, exotic … Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake dances lightly around issues of gender equity, class and cultural appropriation. Who would have thought a geezer like Guy Ritchie could have exercised such restraint? Only Will Smith’s booming blue Genie betrays the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director’s tendency towards laddish excess. Following in the footsteps of Robin Williams’ blisteringly funny performance in the animated 1992 classic was always going to be a monumental challenge. Initially, it feels as though Smith is trying far too hard. But with the help of some elastic CG artistry, the two-time Oscar nominee gradually settles into the role, a significant portion of which is motion capture. 16 BRISBANE NEWS May 29-June 4, 2019

While there isn’t an actor on the planet who is capable of out-wisecracking Williams, Smith builds on the buddy aspect of the Genie’s relationship with his unlikely new master, imbuing the character with some genuine warmth. And where the late, great comedian’s performance sucked a lot

of oxygen from the surrounding characters, the contemporary version of this eponymously titled One Thousand and One Nights’ folk story is a little more democratic. There’s a kind of timeless clarity to Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud’s performance as the “street rat” who is

boy at the bottom of a pool before being rescued by a well-oiled medical emergency team, which pumps his stomach, dresses him in a sequined baseball costume and sends him back out on stage. Rocketman tests Egerton’s range as an actor, but he fully commits to the role, and perhaps more importantly, he makes a solid fist of the music legend’s back catalogue. His levitating performance of Crocodile Rock at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour Club is a real showstopper. A one-of-a-kind musical mash-up that genuinely celebrates the man upon whom it is based.

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t was one small step for mankind, one giant leap for me. Helmet on, flight suit zipped, with the added bonus of goggles and ear plugs (it’s noisy where I’m going), I am standing at the entrance of a giant wind tunnel, and ready to experience the thrill of jumping from a plane. Without the plane. Brisbane’s first iFLY indoor skydiving centre opened its doors this month at Westfield Chermside, enabling acrophobics like myself to try what they never thought possible, given our fear of heights. It works like this: iFLY’s 12.5m vertical glass wind tunnel has powerful fans in the top that channel air down the sides and up through the floor to create a stable cushion of air on which to float. No parachutes are required, and although I probably would have felt more comfortable with one strapped on, I put my trust in the iFLY experts. These certified skydiving instructors make you feel safe at all times. iFLY Australia’s general manager Nir Davidson is also on hand to calm my nerves and assures me that “bodyflight” – as it’s known – is a super-safe yet exciting experience suitable for thrillseekers aged three to 103, of all physical abilities. I tell him I am not a thrillseeker, but he says I’ll enjoy it all the same. “The ability to deliver that dream of flight to everyone – regardless of their age or physical dexterity – is a key vision for us,” he explains. “Additionally, the advanced technology used by iFly enables us to operate to the highest safety standards and maintain an immaculate safety record.” As well as being a great family activity, indoor skydiving is also fast becoming one of the most exciting competitive sports in the world. While I am sure I am never going to take it up on such a grand scale, after hearing all about it I am keen to put my best foot forward. I take a deep breath, step out into the

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void and discover a wind so strong it almost knocks me off my feet. The instructor grabs hold of me and eases me into the correct position (tummy to the ground, chin up, arms outstretched and legs apart but slightly bent) while holding on to the back of my suit. It doesn’t take long before I am able to support my body against the gusts and I am stabilising myself without assistance. As key take-outs go, I am pleased to

find that I don’t feel as though I am falling (my greatest fear) because the air cradles my body. I am also no more than a metre off the ground at all times, which I love. Although I am offered a “high flight” – which involves the instructor pulling me up to the top of the tunnel and then taking me back down – I politely decline. The idea is too at odds with the “play it safe” character that I am. I figure it is best to leave something for

next time too, because I’ll definitely be back. In the end, I take two flights in the tunnel ($69), each one lasting 50 seconds. Apparently this means I’ve now experienced the equivalent of three skydiving freefalls from 12,000ft! Of course, I leave iFLY feeling like an absolute legend. Just call me Neil Armstrong.

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AILSE STYLE ... Elaine Emmanuel (main) weds Andrew Fielding at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort (right); the resort’s pool; butler service at the bures; a table set to entice at the wedding reception. Pictures: Leezett Photography, Kylie Lang

Bula blessing There are memories to be made on an island where everyone in the wedding party can celebrate love and life Kylie Lang


he bride is late. Fashionably so, but the panoramic views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and swaying palm trees are a calming tonic for the groom, who waits beneath a floral archway in the hilltop chapel. We’re shifting excitedly in our seats, cooling ourselves with bamboo fans, while musicians strum ukuleles and sing Polynesian melodies. A destination wedding in Fiji was always going to be a good idea. Then, at 3.20pm on this humid autumn afternoon in the heart of the South Pacific, the room falls whisper quiet. She’s here. Two straight-backed Fijians heave 26 BRISBANE NEWS May 29-June 4, 2019

open the carved wooden doors and in she comes, beautiful and beaming, with her baby on her hip and her father taking her arm. Shania Twain’s From This Moment On begins to play and happy tears flow. Elaine Emmanuel, 35, and Andrew Fielding, 35, who both work in finance and are parents to two-year-old Esther, wanted a venue where children would be well-cared for and welcome, and that was easy to access for family and friends travelling from New York, New Zealand and Australia. They also wanted to relax and not stress over wedding plans. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, on the spectacular Coral Coast about 90 minutes’

drive from Nadi International Airport and less than four hours’ flight from Brisbane, ticked all the boxes. Elaine, who was raised in Brisbane and met Andrew through work nine years ago, had looked into venues in Australia, but the Outrigger package was not only much more affordable, it also included four nights’ accommodation in an oceanfront bure, with a personal butler. And, as anyone who’s holidayed in Fiji knows, the locals adore children, so with 13 little ones in tow in a 67-strong guest list, the meimei (nanny) service and kids’ club were drawcards. This was my third visit to the resort – the first when I was 13 with my

grandmother, the second when my now adult son was eight – and the memories of being embraced by warm-hearted Fijians have never dimmed. Official festivities kicked off the night, with the groom’s father George Fielding, a renowned Brisbane bariatric surgeon now living in New York, putting on drinks in the poolside Baravi Bar. Guests mingled and friendships were formed over cocktails and cooling breezes. The nuptials themselves were short and sweet, with the couple exchanging vows they had written before posing for photographs outside the chapel with family. With the wind whipping up and the V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

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While the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been around for decades, it is only in the last five years that on-site weddings have really taken off. Held on the beach or in the chapel, they’re now so popular, with up to 260 in any given year, that the day after the Emmanuel-Fielding marriage, another celebration was bumping in. But perhaps because of “Fiji time” or the cheerful “bula” spirit, there is no sense of being rushed or feeling part of a function machine. Sales manager Darshita Naidu says the appeal of a destination wedding is that every guest gets to have a holiday. “It’s definitely a trend, and gives people

a reason to meet up and also have some personal time. People these days are always so busy, so it’s enforced down time,” Naidu says. Weddings can be held with a day’s notice – for elopements, a popular choice for Europeans and Americans – or pulled together within weeks for larger parties. Packages for 30 people start from $6500, which includes the services of a wedding co-ordinator (the jolly and unflappable Va Likubua) and a celebrant or minister, a marriage licence, flowers, buffet dinner, two-tiered cake and threehour beverage package, plus another dinner for the bridal couple in the resort’s Ivi fine dining restaurant.

Photography and hair and makeup come at an additional but comparatively modest cost, with a wedding for 110 people costing $14,000-$18,000. For Elaine and Andrew Fielding, their wedding was not only a celebration of their love but also a chance for their loved ones to celebrate life. With long walks on the beach, snorkelling in the ocean, relaxing by the pool and sipping cocktails at sunset, a few days in Fiji is a circuit breaker everyone can afford. The writer was a guest of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. Visit for seasonal deals and rates.

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Lair for new Lion When AFL star Lachie Neale and wife Julie moved over from WA, a chic Brisbane reno proved irresistible Tonya Turner


achie Neale might be more at home on the footy field than anywhere else, but his new house in Brisbane is where he and wife Julie Neale can escape to their own private world. The loved-up couple are enjoying settling into their new life in the Sunshine State. While the Brisbane Lions star recruit and favourite for the Brownlow Medal has been tearing up the field in his first season with the team since moving from the Fremantle Dockers, Julie has been busy making the house feel like a home. When they started house-hunting earlier this year, the Neales were torn between the charm and warmth of old Queenslanders and the sleek modern lines of new homes on the market. Before long, they came across a newly restored Queenslander in Brisbane’s south-eastern suburbs by renovation expert Rachael Turner, of Front Porch Properties. They had found what they were looking for. “Moving from Perth, this house is so different to anything we have lived in. We were torn on what to go with and this was the perfect mix of the old Queenslander and a new build,” Lachie says. A hairdresser at trendy Woolloongabba studio Mikki Auld Hairdressing, Julie is also a lover of fashion (she has a slight obsession with puffy sleeves) and was especially taken with the glamorous walk-in wardrobe/dressing room in the master bedroom. “This was one of the first houses we saw and nothing else compared. I really had my heart set on it,” she says. “The renos were just next level. 30 BRISBANE NEWS May 29-June 4, 2019

“We love the open kitchen, living and dining. It’s so good for entertaining.” The attention to small details also impressed the couple. “Everything down to the handles on the cupboards and doors is divine and you can just feel how much effort has gone into the build – it’s quality. Even the butler’s pantry door is amazing,” Julie says. Rachael has built and renovated dozens of homes across the city since starting her Brisbane-based design and construction business in 2013. When she came across the 1930s pre-war home, she saw its potential instantly. “It was quite a cute cottage-style home. It had three gables already, which was a huge head start. I could immediately imagine raising it and how beautiful it

could be. It’s also in a great location, in a great suburb with city views and a decentsized block,” Rachael says. She soon got to work creating a stylish, comfortable, practical and relaxed home that would stand out from the crowd. “I was trying to create a modern farmhouse feel. I was reluctant to do ‘just another Hamptons home’ as I feel these are becoming the norm now, so I wanted to offer something different,” she says. The relatively small three-bedroom cottage was raised and built-in underneath and transformed into a luxurious fivebedroom, three-bathroom abode with lots of entertaining spaces and a pool to make the most of Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle. Original features including the ornate ceilings and cornices were fully restored or

reproduced where necessary. Custom “storybook” touches Rachael has become known for include a pineapple front door knocker, porch swing, cosy window seats, showstopper staircase and charming farmhouse sink. The block was also levelled and retained to create the idyllic back yard for families with kids. While the only pitter patter of tiny feet can be heard coming from their cat Coco at the moment, Lachie and Julie hope to change that very soon. “This is definitely our forever home, hopefully our family home very soon,” Lachie says. Builder: Rachael Turner, Front Porch Properties, 0432 937 499 Photography: Clare Sophia Photography

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Phil Brown I am fascinated by how those with too much money live, but I really don’t need that much, which is not to say I won’t accept a raise I’m a simple soul. No really, I am. OK, I have extolled the joys of five-star hotels in the past but lately I’ve been reflecting on the simple things in life and the simple pleasures. And these don’t cost a lot of money. In fact many of them are free. This revelation dawned on me the other evening as I stepped out to enjoy the cool air. The suburban gloaming was enriched by a full moon rising in the east (where else would it rise?) and it was partly shielded by the clouds. It was a gorgeous scene worthy of Wordsworth or Turner and I thought to myself … money can’t buy this, can it? I took a walk in the fresh air and realised that it is the simple things in life that really

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matter. Of course, it helps to have all the essentials and we are lucky in this country but how much do we need? Not that much when you think about it. I started making a mental checklist. The list included a good dressing gown, a beanie for the winter months, comfortable slippers, a suite of sports jackets, suede loafers, digestive biscuits, tea, good books, tickets to some piano recitals … the list goes on but I won’t bore you. You’ll have your own. I am thinking of adding a smoking jacket to that list, too, but I’m not sure where to get one. Watching all those episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot are to blame for that.

I don’t need to eat at fancy restaurants, I don’t need too flash a car (just partially flash) and a superyacht would certainly be surplus to requirements. The trappings of wealth would be a distraction from the simple things in life to my mind and there’s a reason they are called trappings. I am fascinated by how those with too much money live, but I really don’t need that much, which is not to say I won’t accept a raise just in case someone reading this can help with that. I was thinking again about all this after a particularly busy day recently when the one thing I was looking forward to was that time of the evening when the house is quiet

and we settle down with our books before retiring for the night. At the moment I’m reading a book of British crime stories. It’s called Blood on the Tracks (it has nothing to do with the Bob Dylan album of the same name I should point out) and it’s one of a wonderful series of books put out by the British Library, which has resurrected a bunch of forgotten crime writers for a modern audience. I bought this volume at a Waterstone’s bookshop in Bloomsbury on our last visit to London. It’s a guilty pleasure, an inexpensive one (if you take away the airfares) and an absolute treat. See, I told you I was a simple soul. You didn’t believe me, did you?

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at its finest Plenty of space is just one highlight of this modern house Set high on a hill with views to the city skyline, this new, contemporary-style house offers luxury living with plenty of space for families. Ray White New Farm marketing agent Damon Lewis says the property, which was constructed by quality builder Antech Constructions, has a clever design that uses space and light to maximum effect. The modern facade sets the tone for the interiors, and features clean lines, extensive glass and a cool, grey colour palette.

The living hub sits on the upper level of the house and has 19mm polished Blackbutt timber floors. From the lounge area, sliding glass doors open to a covered balcony that overlooks a saltwater plunge pool with frosted glass panels. Back inside, highlights of the striking black and white kitchen, which sits adjacent to a dining area, include a 40mm Caesarstone island breakfast bar, soft-close drawers, integrated Smeg appliances, and a butler’s pantry. From the kitchen, a hallway leads past a powder room to the main bedroom, which boasts a walk-in wardrobe, and a stylish ensuite with dual vanities.

CAMP HILL 30 Ernest St Land: 607sq m Inspect: Saturday (Jun 1), 9-9.30am Agent: Damon Lewis, Ray White New Farm; 3254 1022, 0407 112 442 Price: $1.25 million+

The rest of the bedrooms sit on the lower level of the house, each with a builtin wardrobe and serviced by a large bathroom. The main entry to the house is also on this floor and leads into a foyer featuring a custom-built glass wine rack. Beyond sits a family room with glass doors to a terrace and the pool. Situated about 5km from the Brisbane CBD, this spacious property has an array of other features, including an integrated video intercom system, designer wine rack, integrated Novo speaker system, premium carpets and window blinds. There is also artificial turf in the rear yard.

Tuscan style awaits An outdoor sanctuary complete with covered pavilion, terraces and an inground pool is just one of the highlights of this Tuscan-style property. Set over two levels, the five-bedroom house is modern and elegant, with quality finishes such as parquetry flooring and sleek granite all part of its appeal. The facade features a dark and neutral colour palette, and there are established gardens as well as the outdoor entertainment spaces, while double timber doors provide entry into the lower of two levels. Inside, the foyer showcases a sweeping staircase and parquetry floors, and to the right is a sunken living room. This space has a double-sized fireplace with stone features, and glass doors opening to the front terrace, pool and entertaining pavilion. Back inside the residence and with stainless-steel appliances, black granite benchtops and an island breakfast bar, the renovated kitchen blends stylishly with its surroundings, while the nearby dining room has a glass atrium with views of a water feature.

A family area and a bedroom with builtin wardrobe and an ensuite complete the lower level floorplan. On the upper level, the main bedroom has a parents’ retreat space, a Juliet balcony, and an ensuite boasting dual vanities and a spa bathtub. The three other bedrooms have varying features, including walk-in wardrobes and balcony access. A centrally-located bathroom services the floor.

CLAYFIELD 32 Enderley Ave Land: 621sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Patrick McKinnon, Place Ascot; ph: 3107 6888 or 0431 430 760 Auction: On site, June 8, 10am

Mix of the old and new Part of the Heritage-protected Yungaba House residences, this property combines traditional elegance with contemporary luxuries while embracing Brisbane’s riverfront lifestyle with its wraparound balcony and garden courtyard. The ground-floor entry includes a covered timber deck preceded by a gardened courtyard. Inside, this level has a laundry with Miele appliances and a bedroom with ensuite and built-in wardrobe. Timber stairs with a glass balustrade lead up to the first floor, which has an office with built-in desk and storage down one hallway. The central living and dining room is an open entertaining space with exposed brickwork walls, raked timber ceilings, a powder room, double hung windows, pendant lighting and polished hardwood floors. The adjoining galley-style kitchen features timber veneer cabinetry, reconstituted stone benchtops and a breakfast bar. It also has high-quality Miele appliances, including two pyrolytic ovens, a coffee machine, integrated dishwasher and wine fridge.

Two covered timber decks offer an enchanting outdoor entertaining space, including a wraparound deck overlooking the complex’s gardens and the Brisbane River. All three upstairs bedrooms have private access to the decks, including the main bedroom, which also features a walkin wardrobe, wool carpet and an ensuite with double vanity, ceramic tiles, separate bath and a glass-enclosed dual rain shower.

KANGAROO POINT 10/110 Main St Floorplan: 425sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Simon Caulfield and Courtney Maguire, Place Kangaroo Point; ph: 3153 1457, 0437 935 912 (SC) or 0401 031 668 (CM) For sale: By negotiation


Ideal Brisbane Valley Lifestyle / Cattle Property ‘Ten Chain Hill’, 3336 Wivenhoe Somerset Road, Crossdale, Qld • 73ha* (180.38* acres), 1hr 15min* Brisbane CBD, 25min* Fernvale, 10min* Somerset Dam for skiing • Renovated Queenslander, 2 bedrooms plus sleepout, bathroom, country kitchen, study and air conditioning • Gently undulating soft country down to creek flats • 6 tanks, bore, dam and permanent spring fed water holes • 14mx9m shed, steel cattle yards with fencing in good condition, 2.7kW solar system • Spotted Gum timber plantation with 10,000+* trees planted, excellent shelter for cattle with commercial potential Owners purchased retirement property on the coast.

Auction Friday 14 June 2019 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 9:30–10:30am Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Qld *approx.

Seller relocated... disregard previous pricing! House-like proportions with 26m of river frontage.


18N/39 Castlebar Street

This recently renovated full-floor penthouse offers a total of 470m2 living area, with an incredible north-east riverfront position that captures river and city views. With over 100m2 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! This is an unrepeatable opportunity.


AUCTION Wed 19 Jun at 6pm Place, 291 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0016_BN_A

New Farm’s anticipated luxury masterpiece.


6/80 Oxlade Drive

The Oxlade was created to conjure a sense of belonging with an unmistakable sense of luxury that complements the location. Designed by award winning architects bureau^proberts, Residence 6 has been individually crafted and orientated to embrace stunning views of the river. This exquisitely appointed residence includes natural stone finishes, premium Gaggenau cooking appliances, herringbone timber floors and direct entry via private lift. Complete with three car secure garage, storage and concierge service at your fingertips. The Oxlade is perfectly poised to embrace all that riverfront living has to offer.


FOR SALE INSPECT By appointment

SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553 JASON CHAFFEY 0408 208 939 PLC-OP0016_BN_B

With 345m2 of riverfront living this is your chance to secure what is a truly premier property, and one that delivers a living experience of prestige and convenience.


601/24 Annie Street

This spectacular Penthouse residence is part of a brand new boutique complex located in a secluded pocket of Kangaroo Point. Architecturally designed, this gorgeous residence includes three bedrooms, lavish kitchen with butler’s pantry, spacious main living, separate study plus 125m2 of private rooftop terrace showcasing some of Brisbane’s best river and city views. With an unrivalled position, you can catch the nearby ferry to the Howard Smith Wharf precinct, Eagle Street Pier or make your way to James Street with ease.

3+ BED 2+ BATH 4 CAR

AUCTION Sat 1 Jun at 11am, On-site INSPECT Sat 10 – 10:30am & Thu 5:30 – 6pm or by appointment

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48/30 O’Connell Street

Timelessly elegant yet unpretentious and comfortable, this absolute riverfront penthouse offers elevated inner city living. A quiet and peaceful location, with the perfect north-east aspect, the 424m2 floor plan spans over two generous levels. Wrapped by an equally generous 270 degree outdoor balcony, capturing stunning vistas of the Brisbane River, Gateway Bridge and sparkling city skyline. Soaring ceilings are accentuated through the multiple living spaces with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study, three lock-up car garage and an abundance of storage complete this penthouse.


ALL OFFERS submitted by Tue 11 Jun at 5pm INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0016_BN_D


202/21 Pixley Street

A rare opportunity to purchase in the tightly-held boutique Watermark building. This three bedroom property is fronted at low river level and spreads across 197m2, with an enormous terrace overlooking the the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the striking scenery can also be savoured within the light-filled interior while river breezes, ducted air conditioning and ceiling fans guarantee an airy ambience. With the complex incorporating a pool, spa, sauna and barbeque area, residents can effortlessly holiday at home. The excellent location offers easy access to the riverfront boardwalk leading to South Bank.


AUCTION Wed 19 Jun at 6pm Place, 291 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am or by appointment

MICHAEL BACON 0423 342 707 SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 PLC-OP0016_BN_E



2202/59 Byron Street

Arguably one of Bulimba’s most significant residences to be offered to the market. Residence 2202 spans 356m2 with 15m of north facing river frontage. Indoor and outdoor entertaining areas seamlessly merge with the house like proportions of these spaces catering to families and empty nesters. Quality craftmanship and timeless elegance of the finishes are reflected in all of the four generous bedrooms, separate living room together with the convenience of four side by side lock-up car parks. Barca Bulimba is a boutique building with private 25m lap pool situated within a tranquil riverside environment.


FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 3 – 3:30pm or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0016_BN_F

Only 2 remain


47 Collings Street

Occupying a prestigious position in cosmopolitan Balmoral, 47 Collings hosts three residences of exceeding sophistication and unmatched size. This rare setting overlooks Haw thorne and Bulimba, placed to foster a peaceful, elevated existence. Comprising three bedrooms, two separate living areas, generous kitchen with butler’s pantry and seamless indoor/outdoor experience. 47 Collings Street is truly unique, with the Penthouse sold, settlement late 2019.


FOR SALE Offers from $1,950,000 INSPECT Sat 4 – 4:30pm or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0016_BN_G



501/24 Annie Street

With uninterrupted city and river views, this brand new residence is found within an exclusive new complex in a quiet Kangaroo Point location. Featuring stunning interiors and outstanding entertaining spaces all with house-like proportions, this home presents an executive lifestyle that is simply unmatched. Enjoy the best Brisbane has to offer, with the Holman Street ferry terminal only 150m away, ready to take you across the river to Eagle Street Pier and the popular Howard Smith Wharf precinct.


TENDER Closing Thu 6 Jun at 4pm INSPECT Sat 10:30 – 11am & Thu 5:30 – 6pm

SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553 JASON CHAFFEY 0408 208 939 PLC-OP0016_BN_H


119 Virginia Avenue

Sprawled across an entirely flat 1,335m2 corner block in one of Brisbane’s premier streets, this elegant Californian bungalow-inspired residence is designed on one level of spacious living. Fronted by a landscaped garden, this character-filled residence features a contemporary extension complementing the original build, enhancing liveability and entertaining capacity without compromise to the home’s origins. Located in prestigious Hawthorne, this address is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and tightly-held properties along with an exceptional variety of modern conveniences, including the popular Oxford Street.


AUCTION Sat 22 Jun at 10am, On-site Unless sold prior INSPECT Wed 6 – 6:30pm & Sat 12 – 12:30pm or by appointment

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6 General Street

Graced by premium qualit y appointments and state-of-the-ar t features throughout, this residence sets a new benchmark, one of opulence and absolute indulgence. With an eclectic mix of styles, textures and colours, the home boasts a classical Hamptons aesthetic with elements of modern design. The result is a beautiful home that emanates sophistication but maintains simplicity at its core. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms and several generously sized living areas, this executive property offers an elevated living experience.


AUCTION Sat 22 Jun at 12pm, On-site INSPECT Sat 11am – 12pm or by appointment

PATRICK MCKINNON 0431 430 760 WILL CHURCHILL 0405 978 700 PLC-OP0016_BN_J

Timeless luxury This five-bedroom house with luxury features has a northerly aspect with views of Hamilton and Portside Wharf along the Brisbane River. It’s just one of the drawcards of the modern property, which spans two levels and has been designed for family living. The front of the house offers plenty of street appeal, boasting a bay window and extensive glass. Inside, the main living hub comprises open-plan lounge and dining areas with beautiful imported oak parquetry flooring laid in a herringbone pattern by expert installers from France. High raked ceilings, a Spanish nickel-fronted natural gas fireplace, and numerous windows drawing in natural light further complement the decor. The kitchen is adjacent, overlooking the dining area, and offering Calacatta Infinata-covered benchtops and Smeg stainless-steel appliances including a freestanding six-burner gas cooktop, oven with integrated range hood. Finishing this space is a walk-in pantry with an 84-bottle wine rack and wine fridge.

The entire rear wall of the living, dining and kitchen area features glass doors opening to a vast covered terrace with a built-in barbecue. An in-ground pool sits beyond. Access to the ground floor with the five bedrooms is via a custom-made, imported hardwood staircase and a central hallway with the parquetry flooring. The main suite boasts a walk-in wardrobe and luxury ensuite with tiling imported from Italy, and a double rain shower.

BULIMBA 12 Wordsworth St Land: 607sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sarah Hackett, Place Bulimba; ph: 133 911 or 0488 355 553 For sale: By negotiation

KANGAROO POINT 401/33 Ellis Street An Exclusive Residence ’The Cliffs’ is a boutique building conveniently located within 800 metres (approx.) of the South Bank restaurant and entertainment precinct and city ferry. The apartment has private lift access, integration between living area and main balcony as well as the convenience of the private built in and outdoor barbecue. Developed by the Aria Property Group, The Cliffs was Winner of the 2009 Queensland UDIA for excellence.

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175m2 (approx.) of living Panoramic river and city views Northern aspect Miele appliances Separate wine cellar Ducted air conditioning C-bus home automation Side by side parking with storage Pool, Gym & BBQ entertainment areas

Soren Andersen / Justin Smith

Auction: 8th June at 10am - on-site Open Homes: Sat 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm & Thursday 5:30 - 6pm Kangaroo Point Real Estate 180 Main Street Kangaroo Point

0412 081 163 0438 143 691

Prestige living This striking property was designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and sits on a 48.3m-wide stretch along the Brisbane River. Constructed by Hutchinson Builders, Balaam extends over three levels and exudes luxury from the outset. Ground floor interiors comprise a playroom and gymnasium with a shower and sauna, a bedroom with an ensuite, and a lounge room with glass doors to a waterfront terrace. Outside, there’s an open-air fire pit, children’s cubby house and animal enclosure, several secure play areas, and a cantilevered heated pool with an adjoining bar and kitchen. These spaces offer sweeping river and city skyline vistas. A lift and an internal staircase provide access to the upper levels of the property, where the main living hub sits on the middle floor. Here, the living spaces have timber floors and floor-to-ceiling glass doors to a balcony with water views. Nearby, there’s also access to the pool. Luxury continues in the kitchen, which boasts an island breakfast bar and quality

appliances. Also on the middle level are a media room and four bedrooms. On the upper floor of the house sits the main bedroom, with highlights including a balcony, dual walk-in wardrobes and ensuites and a retreat space. Interior decor features throughout the residence include timber accents, extensive glass and quality fixtures and finishes. The property also offers a fully climatecontrolled wine cellar.

BULIMBA 33B Harbour Rd Land: 1609sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 For sale: By negotiation

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Striking facade This heritage-listed Tudor-revival house stands out as one of Brisbane’s most distinct estates. The circa-1928 manor combines the designs of late Brisbane architect EP Trewern with the contemporary style of Richard Groves, who has influenced recent renovations. The house’s striking facade combines brick, stonework, stucco, timber and intersecting gables. Sitting to the right of the entry foyer to the property, the formal lounge features polished timber flooring, a coffered ceiling, antique chandeliers and a brick fireplace. Sliding doors open into a library, while walls of windows accentuate the sunroom on the opposite side. Part of the modern extensions, the open-plan family and dining rooms have polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings and walls of glass and exposed brick. The adjoining kitchen features an island benchtop comprising marble, stone and timber, along with stainless steel appliances and a butler’s pantry. This floor also encompasses a children’s room, second bathroom with an eggshell

bathtub, a powder room and an Italianinspired loggia. Outside, an expansive stone courtyard with a glass-enclosed pool extends out to a full-size tennis court. Stairs next to the entry foyer lead up to the first of two upper wing levels, which has two bedrooms, a glass-framed office and a rooftop terrace. The second wing level features a bathroom, two bedrooms, and the main bedroom with its walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Each office independently owned and operated

HAMILTON 132 Hamilton Rd Land: 1503sq 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) For sale: By negotiation

ADDRESS - Shop 3, 622 Wynnum Road, Morningside OFFICE - 3899 9999

Rural escape Productive grazing country and luxury living are on offer with this 66ha property, which sits about an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Suited to horses, the property can also carry up to 50 breeders, and includes a three-bay shed with full-height roller doors, reinforced concrete floors, steel cattle yards with crush, a six-way drafting pound and covered work area, separate utility shed, six dams, and stock access to Collins Creek from most paddocks. Boasting traditional Queenslander features such as Blackbutt floors, fretwork and timber-framed windows, the homestead has been restored and exudes elegance. Lounge and dining areas have an open-plan design with VJ walls, high ceilings, built-in joinery, and timber and french doors opening to a covered deck. This outdoor space has timber flooring and a soaring vaulted ceiling. Panoramic views stretch across the estate, while the grounds also offer a tiled barbecue area, a sandstone fountain and a fire pit. Back inside, the kitchen has Carrara marble benchtops and quality appliances. Nearby, there’s a fully enclosed sunroom

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with timber double-hung windows, and four bedrooms; the main suite has a timber feature rail, bay window, dressing room and an ensuite. The other bedrooms are serviced by two bathrooms. There are two other separate residences on the estate, including a self-contained unit with a kitchen, laundry, bathroom and full-sized billiard room with an adjoining deck. The three-bedroom cottage offers a new bathroom, kitchen, separate lounge, front and rear decks, and a double garage.

3 brm, 2bth + media/home office Open plan, modern living 2 car parks + additional storage Stunningly appointed finishes Quiet street, surrounded by established homes Close to buses, trains, Citycat and great shopping, dining

From $995,000 Now under construction. Completion due August 2019.

MUNDOOLUN 314 Collins Creek Rd Land: 66ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Danny Bukowski, Raine & Horne Rural; ph: 5518 8010 or 0427 007 116 Price: $2 million+

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Use the fourth bedroom as a media room or separate study Exclusive interior designer colour scheme by Estelle Elliot Designs: Manhattan Enjoy views of Fehlberg Park from all bedrooms,living and dining spaces Open plan gourmet kitchen with European appliances and stone benchtops Master complete with ensuite, balcony access and walk in robe Zoned & ducted climate control with additional ceiling fans throughout Separate laundry with a range of storage solutions available Water, gas and electricity connections on balcony Secure carpark with CCTV surveillance and swipe only access Pet friendly with parkland access Where luxury meets sustainability - the only EnviroDevelopment in Yeronga!

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Traditional setting Five large bedrooms, secure parking for four cars, an outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool. There’s a lot to love about this charming residence. Standing proudly on an 1123sq m parcel of north-facing land in one of Hamilton’s most exclusive streets, Shalimar combines traditional Queenslander elegance with contemporary charm. Described by listing agent Matt Lancashire as ‘quintessential Queenslander family living’, the property is immaculately presented, unfolding over three levels. The middle floor provides an entry to the residence and boasts multiple living areas, including a formal living and dining room, a library, an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room, an office and four generous-sized bedrooms three of which are fitted with built-in wardrobes, while the front bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, stylish ensuite and office. The top floor is designed for privacy, and features the main bedroom with dual walk-in wardrobes, a spacious ensuite with double vanity, a living room, fireplace and private deck.


Downstairs, there is a home theatre with wet bar, kitchenette and temperaturecontrolled wine cellar which has the capacity to house 1000 bottles in addition to a laundry, outdoor drying area, a multipurpose room which could be used as a gymnasium and ample storage space. Outside, the property is surrounded by established gardens with trees and shrubs, along with a built-in barbecue which sits on an entertaining deck and overlooks a large solar-heated swimming pool.


HAMILTON 11 Eblin Dr Land: 1123sq m Inspect: By appointment Price: $4.35 million Agent: Tom Lyne and Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0423 696 862 (TL) or 0416 476 480 (ML)


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(9) 8 Claim to play a part (7) Down Relationships may be due for an intensity right up to the point of R E V E A L S T R A I N C O M P U T E R A I R L I N E R 15 Anxiety shown by 14 and 15: The Book of 1 Temporary substitute (7) overhaul or revisit; if you’ve misplaced no return. You’re not your usual E D T K I A A N A E I E E N redhead coming in late (5) Numbers (9,9) 2 To scorn (7) that special magic, there may be tolerant self this week Libra, edging H A R D L Y C R I N G E R E L I E V E D D I L I G E N T 16 Furniture catalogue (5) 16 Returns from business (7) 3 Commendable (9) something waiting in love’s lost and more towards frustrated or irritated. 18 Birds settle on perches, 17 Be a wicked person and 4 Flock of flying geese (5) found. Should you mix business with Mostly you stay patient, but we all get a Cryptic Quick perhaps? (9) torment others (7) 5 Lacking some essential (9) pleasure, you won’t be disappointed. little battle-worn sometimes. Do Across: 4 To ruminant and fro, 9 Leaden, 10 Surmount, On points, 13 Corral, 15 Exit, 21 Young goat tipped 16 19 The bee in one’s bonnet? 1 6Catnap, South American yourself a favour and withdraw12 for aOverseas, 13 Pledge, 15 Spry, 16 as a winner by (7) TAURUS while. Regroup recoup. 27 Airliner, 23 Number, 25and Incident, 28 Strain, 29 Diligent, 30 d, 27 Computer, 28 Reveal, 29 Relieved, 30 Impresario,(5)19 Free-for-all, 20 Firm,short Stevenson (9) 20 It gives backing for 7 A coarse floor-covering (7) (April 21 – May 20) Cringe. 24 Agree to strike? (5) actors (7) 8 Of the distant past (7) If granted extra authority, use it wisely. SCORPIO 25 New look for 22 Free-style wrestling can 14 Standing out (9) With career or family issues, patience (October 24 – November 22) composer (7)11 Streets, 14 leave (3-2) 15 Forbore2(9)To a degree, 3 Averse, helps you keep a balanced It Down: 1 Callous, 5 Onus, 6 Nameless, 8 On the go,viewpoint. 11 Earmark, s, 7 Ormer, 8aToddled, Airone so exhausted With so much surrounding turbulence, 7 Found, 26 I’m bored perhaps, due 23 Exclude use ofProlong, foreign IntercedeCain, (7) may also to keep eye on finances. your equilibrium hasn’t been22 Bitter, 1716Raise 18 Offering,finding 19 Finland, 21 Matinee, 24 pay Moral, 26anLean. Eureka, 24 Camel, 26 Mete. to this? (7) lawyers (5) 17 Unconventional (7) It’s not that loved ones can’t be trusted – easy. Home and work vie for attention, 27 The peace subsequently QUICK 19 Rootstock (7) just know what they’re spending. Longputting you under far too much includes the French (7) Across 20 As well (7) distance love could also turn out easier pressure. Caution can’t be stressed 28 Uncommon payment for 1 Sorrow (7) 22 Unenjoyable task (5) than imagined. an author (7) 5 Quandary (7) 23 Distinguished (5)

Solutions to last week’s puzzles


CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Message, 5 Sun lamp, 9 Unmoved, 10 Bristle, 11 Titan, 12 Wolverine, 13 Dismantle, 15 Dread, 16 Table, 18 Landrails, 21 Kidnapped, 24 Chime, 25 Novello, 26 Bromide, 27 Silence, 28 Royalty. Down: 1 Mounted, 2 Semites, 3 Advantage, 4 Endow, 5 Subaltern, 6 Noise, 7 Astride, 8 Pretend, 14 Telephone directory, 16 Takings, 17 Bedevil, 19 Initial, 20 Scenery, 22 All-in, 23 Debar. QUICK: Across: 1 Sadness, 5 Dilemma, 9 Obscene, 10 Frantic, 11 Grasp, 12 Nectarine, 13 Pineapple, 15 Right, 16 Moody, 18 Out of true, 21 Defection, 24 Adieu, 25 Awesome, 26 Tinfoil, 27 Entreat, 28 Doddery. Down: 1 Stopgap, 2 Disdain, 3 Exemplary, 4 Skein, 5 Deficient, 6 Llama, 7 Matting, 8 Ancient, 14 Prominent, 15 Refrained, 16 Mediate, 17 Offbeat, 19 Rhizome, 20 Equally, 22 Chore, 23 Noted. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

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Brisbane News Magazine May 29 - June 4, 2019. ISSUE 1228  

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Brisbane News Magazine May 29 - June 4, 2019. ISSUE 1228  

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