TOWNSVILLE’S FREE LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE 54
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Vegas & Hong Kong bring the best to Townsville They say,‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’. Rene Catalano, Stockland Manager & Krystal O’Shea Castletown Manager.
But that isn’t the case for 3 senior staff at Loloma Jewellers who brought home a wealth of knowledge from the Hearts on Fire University in Las Vegas last month. The annual four-day event attracted 800 international jewellery experts who learnt why Hearts on Fire has been scientiﬁcally proven as the world’s most perfectly cut diamond. Professional guest speakers and trainers spoke of how Hearts on Fire diamonds are ﬁrst selected, then cut using market-leading technology, to perform, sparkle and project more light than any other diamonds on the market today. The timing of the university could not have been better as Loloma Jewellers is now stocking its largest ever range of Hearts on Fire diamonds, from engagement and bridal ranges to fashion pieces. The Las Vegas experience followed another
major international venture for Loloma Jewellers, whose buying team of 4 attended the world’s biggest jewellery fair in Hong Kong. It became clear at the fair that pearls are set to become the hottest trend in jewellery with their popularity soaring on international catwalks and celebrity red carpets. Loloma Jewellers has prepared for the growing demand by ordering in Townsville’s largest range of pearls heading into the Christmas season. While a majority of pearls were sourced from Japan, customers can also choose from an extensive range of Australian South Sea Pearls in white, yellow, grey and black as well as cultured and fresh water options. Other new jewelllery items on show combined black and white diamonds and coloured gem stones. By attending and buying direct from the Hong Kong Fair, many of the pearls and gem stones have hit the shelves at Loloma Jewellers well
before going on display in some capital cities. Better still, savings made through direct purchasing will be passed on to customers in each of the four Loloma Jewellers showrooms. While everything possible was done to source items to suit all tastes and budgets, Loloma Jewellers also has the capacity to design and produce custom-made jewellery. Angelo, a qualiﬁed diamond setter and jewellery designer, has developed a loyal following for his role in creating hundreds of unique and beautiful masterpieces. Angelo works closely with customers to design and create their own style of rings, bracelets, necklaces and keepsakes, incorporating the individual ideas suggested by his clients. In addition, Angelo specialises in restoring and remodelling keepsake items that have been passed down through family members for generations.
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twenty-one-year-old Milena Barbagallo studies education at James Cook university and aspires to one day teach italian and music in high schools. By night she can be found pouring beers at Brothers leagues Club, where she was awarded employee of the year and recently travelled to Fiji as a prize for her dedication. Highlights of the trip included jet-skiing and snorkelling around the Mamanuca islands, and visiting the local children at their schools. Milena aims to complete her degree by the end of 2011 and wants to have some great travel adventures around australia and europe.
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trent Johnston of Fit Feet Podiatry Clinic has been awarded the Peter Quinn Memorial award for service to the podiatry profession. He’s only the 8th recipient in the history of this award which commemorates Peter Quinn (a young Queensland Podiatrist who died in a Motor vehicle accident in 1993). the award honours a member of the profession who, like Peter himself, has made a substantial contribution to podiatry and whose actions have; been motivated by a desire to learn, teach and share within the profession, improved the image of the profession and taken the profession forward without being motivated by personal financial gain.
toWnsVille’s rising tennis star tennis townsville’s no.1 female player, 12-year-old lizette Cabrera returned from the rockhampton state age Championships, Bundaberg Junior open titles, townsville ergon energy Junior age Championships and Far north Qld age Championships in Cairns with more trophies for the cabinet. the rockhampton Championships is a tennis australia gold series ranked event and townsville and Cairns events are tennis australia silver series championships where points are allocated towards australian rankings. lizette’s determination, concentration and powerful tennis provided some exciting tennis for spectators. lizette is coached by tennis townsville head coach, Wayne Hannah, and is a member of Pickering DMg touring squad and her hard work is paying off. Currently ranked number 8 in Queensland in the 14 years category lizette is well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a professional tennis player.
Mike & rOSie T OFF townsville man Mike Maurice and his guide Dog rosie took part in a charity golf day at the townsville golf Club on Friday 29 october to raise funds for guide Dogs Queensland. Mike is blind but with the help of rosie and a mate, he still manages to hit a round of golf once a month.
GiVe Me A ‘T’, GiVe Me A ‘d’, GiVe Me A ‘C’, GOOOO TdC PHOeniX! In early November, Townsville Dance and Cheerleading will attend the New Zealand International All Star Dance and Cheer Competition. TDC Phoenix is a team of 15 competitors ranging in age from 14 to adult. The team has had success in previous years achieving first places in regional, state and national competitions. This will be TDC Phoenix’s first international competition and they are the first AusCheer squad to attend the tournament. When not training to perfect their stunt, dance and pom routines the team has been running car washes, sausage sizzles and raffles to help fund their trip. BREAK A LEG!
MIND YOUR Ps AND Qs now townsville residents have the opportunity to reconnect with the often lost knowledge and practice of etiquette. trisha Mary telford’s tMt Deportment & etiquette academy can assist men, women, girls and boys in creating a confident and poised presence, an appropriate appearance through dressing for success, as well as grooming and etiquette for all occasions. Phone 0438 421 714, email trisha.telford@iinet. net.au or log on to Facebook and search tMt Deportment & etiquette academy.
THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE Carmichael Motors townsville’s general Manager Peter McCann has just spent an unbelievable seven days in stuttgart, germany – home of the Mercedes Benz. in between factory and design studio tours, Peter and his fellow sales managers from around australia enjoyed off-road adventures in the militarystyle g Wagon (due in australia in 2011), and experienced the magnificent and mightypowerful sls gullwing (pictured).
GRANT & SARA TIE THE KNOT Congratulations to grant Collins and sara Miller of Clarity Hearing solutions, who became Mr & Mrs on sunday 10th october, 2010 at st Kevin’s Catholic Church, Bangalow. the happy couple partied the night away with family and friends at Byron Bay surf Club. Duo wishes grant and sara a beautiful future together.
THE SALTCELLAR OPENS From the fine people who brought you a touch of salt. visit Palmer street and experience the saltcellar; sensational food, fine wine and the best of times.
STEVE SARTORI APPOINTED PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR NATIONAL SqUAD TOWNSVILLE
BASED SPORTSMED PHYSIOTHERAPIST STEVE SARTORI HAS BEEN SELECTED TO jOIN THE AUSTRALIAN KANGAROOS FOUR NATIONS SQUAD AS THE NATIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN THE LEAD UP TO THEIR UPCOMING GAMES AGAINST PAPUA NEW GUINEA, ENGLAND AND NEW ZEALAND. AUSTRALIAN COACH TIM SHEENS REQUESTED THAT STEVE jOIN THE SQUAD AFTER CURRENT AUSTRALIAN PHYSIO TONY AYOUB HAD TO WITHDRAW FOR PERSONAL REASONS. STEVE’S LONG ASSOCIATION WITH THE NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS, EXTENSIVE NRL EXPERIENCE AND HIS PREVIOUS WORK UNDER TIM SHEENS WHILST HE WAS HEAD COACH AT THE COWBOYS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DECISION. STEVE SAYS IT IS A GREAT HONOUR TO REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY, AND IS A GREAT REWARD FOR LONG SERVICE (APPROXIMATELY 300 GAMES AT NRL LEVEL) BUT COULD ONLY BE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF HIS FAMILY AND WORK. IT WILL BE THE SECOND TIME HE HAS BEEN APPOINTED FOR THE NATIONAL SQUAD.
HISTORY MAKING PERFORMANCE The new Boss 335 GT is here.
The rst supercharged V8-engined GT in the 43-year history of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has arrived at Carmichael FPV. It is the most powerful GT in the history of Ford’s most famous Australian-made model. To visually mark the arrival of FPV’s new supercharged engine, the sporty new GT and GT-P feature distinctive new body graphics, including a ‘hockey stick’ stripe package and “Boss 335” identication, reminiscent of the famous 1970 Boss Mustang. The luxury GT E model retains its low-prole demeanour sans stripes. “FPV is extremely proud of our new GT range, and very excited about what we have created,” FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said. “The new engine is amazing, its all-round performance frankly sets a benchmark for Australian-made cars, and the exciting thing is that it has been developed here, for our cars. “FPV’s customers certainly won’t be disappointed by the performance of the new GT range, or in the way the cars drive, and they have real presence with the new graphics package. “We’ve created cars that fully deserve to be part of the Falcon GT heritage and, I think, will write an exciting new chapter in the model’s history.” COME AND EXPERIENCE THE POWERFUL NEW GT TODAY AT CARMICHAEL FPV.
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CHArACTer TrAiTS DiscoVer captiVating portraits By local photographers anD artists at the perc tucker regional gallery this Month.
THE EAST COAST ABORIGINAL ART ExHIBITION TOWNSVILLE’S CULTURAL CENTRE, FLINDERS STREET EAST Come along and view a stunning array of artwork by some of australia’s top aboriginal and torres strait islander artists including lloyd Hornsby, raquel Jackson, Deb taylor, Milton Budge and glennys Briggs. the exhibition gives these artists the opportunity to combine their enthusiasm for art with generating funds for heart health programs. each artist will donate a commission of 30% from each piece sold. entry is free and the exhibition is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm. www.cctownsville.com.au
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS PERC TUCKER REGIONAL GALLERY, FLINDERS STREET, CITY Coinciding with the xstrata Percival Portrait award, this is an exhibition of personal portraits from members of the australian institute of Professional Photographers. it is a diverse collection of portraits taken from a group of north Queensland members working from airlie Beach to Cairns and out west to Herberton. www.townsville.qld.gov.au
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each year Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, with the sole aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. www.movember.com
transverse is the latest new media exhibition curated by the iDaprojects team. it brings together international digital and new media artists to reflect on culture, language and environment through the visual language of technology. transverse features video art, computer art, digital poetry and animation art to convey varying perspectives. iMage: stephen Danzig and David sudmalis, un_place http://riverway.townsville.qld.gov.au/ explore/gallery
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BARRIER REEf INSTITuTE Of TAfE ANNuAL vISuAL ARTS STudENT ExHIBITION PERC TUCKER REGIONAL GALLERY, FLINDERS STREET, CITY the work highlights the diversity of practice within the disciplines of ceramics, digital art, drawing, illustration/design, printmaking, painting and sculpture. www.townsville.qld.gov.au
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EvOLvE: 2010 MEMBERS’ ExHIBITION UMBRELLA STUDIO, 482 FLINDERS STREET, CITY Members were asked to submit a work that involves the concept of evolution; the process by which something simple becomes more complex. the works are of various mediums and ‘evolve’ is interpreted in the artists’ own way. ends 19 December. www.umbrella.org.au
NATIONAL PSyCHOLOGy WEEK Psychologists throughout australia will showcase how psychology can make a positive difference to the quality of people’s lives. www.psychologyweek.com.au
MORNING MELOdIES WITH THE AuSTRALIAN ARMy TOWNSVILLE CIVIC THEATRE townsville’s own 1rar Band will stamp their unique style on Morning Melodies as they bring the 2010 series to a close. they will combine a variety of musical styles with finesse and humour laced with a dash of Christmas cheer. www.townsville.qld.gov.au
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INTROSPECT: JCu GRAduATE STudENT ExHIBITION PERC TUCKER REGIONAL GALLERY, FLINDERS STREET, CITY third year JCu new Media arts students are preparing for their graduate exhibition. it will be a showcase of the best work produced by painters, sculptors, designers, photographers and more. aspiring fashion and beauty photographer lexi gorton is looking forward to seeing her signature photograph on display. “We all nominated the image or artwork we felt best represented us, so i can’t wait to see what everyone else chose,” lexi said. “the public is welcome to come and help us celebrate graduating, which is scary and exciting at the same time. the new Media arts degree has taught me so much – not just about camera skills but about networking and time management.” ends Dec 5. iMage: lexi gorton www.townsville.qld.gov.au
view over 124 portraits that celebrate the wonderful artists and identities in our community and share their stories. artist irene rae’s portrait of granddaughter tegan (pictured) was a labour of love. irene completed a Bachelor of visual arts at JCu in 1998 and has since exhibited in group shows in pastels and in printmaking. “nanny lives over the road from us and would call me over for half an hour a day to sit against the fence while she worked on the portrait,” said 15-year-old tegan alloway, who goes to ryan Catholic College. “she showed me the painting as it developed and i got to give my feedback. it was pretty exciting to see it displayed on the opening night of the exhibition – with everyone dressed up and staring at my portrait.” tegan feels very honoured that her grandma chose her to sit for the artwork. “You often see photos of yourself but it’s not every day you get painted,” she said. artWorK: irene rae, tegan, 2010 www.townsville.qld.gov.au
dAvId CAMPBELL – BROAdWAy & BEyONd TOuR TOWNSVILLE CIVIC THEATRE Broadway & Beyond will give audiences a thrilling ride through David Campbell’s unique career – including songs from the swing sessions 1 & 2, good lovin, on Broadway and more. “the on Broadway doco was great fun to make and will hopefully be out on sale next year,” David said. “the highlights for me were meeting the composers of songs and getting their advice. stephen schwartz (who wrote Wicked) rehearsed and rehearsed with me to make sure that i got his song right. it was invaluable! i have a DvD coming out at Christmas called David Campbell: the Broadway tour, live in australia – so you can see me put into practice what i learnt.” these days a typical week for David involves hitting the gym regularly. “i was determined not to be a fat dad,” he said. “i wanted to be the best i could be for my son, so i am at the gym five times a week. i go at 7am, come back, play with leo, put in a few hours at the office (of the production company that he runs with his wife, lisa) then take leo for a walk or to meet some friends. then dinner and bed by 8pm if i can. My rock-and-roll days are far behind me! so how is fatherhood treating David? “i love it. leo is such a great kid,” he said. “He’s placid, happy and so much fun. He doesn’t cry much – in fact, i think that i cry more than he does. i am very lucky that i tend to work when he is asleep, so we get to play a lot during the day. He won’t be in townsville unfortunately – but i look forward to taking him to Magnetic island when he is a bit older!” and what about Jimmy’s grandad skills? “He is awesome! Family is very important to him and we try to spend as much time together as our careers will allow. We’ve recently bought an apartment next to my sister, Mahalia. so leo will grow up beside his cousin ruby and Jimmy and Jane will be able to see both grandkids in one go!” David’s on Broadway album will be released in the states this month and he has upcoming shows in new York, los angeles and san Francisco. “then i have my last year as artistic Director of the adelaide Cabaret Festival next year and then hopefully i may get to tread the boards in an actual musical… i feel it’s time.” www.townsville.qld.gov.au
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“It wouldn’t surprise me if when I die they stuff me and stand me right next to Phar Lap.”
By Lauren Barbagallo Photograph Andrew rankin
FOnd MeMOrieS OF FLeMinGTOn in 1962 roBert Menzies Was priMe Minister, australia Won 38 golD MeDals at the British eMpire anD coMMonWealth gaMes, anD WilDliFe eXpert steVe irWin Was Born. in that saMe year, 18-yearolD MoDel Margaret gauDion (WooD) MaDe australian racing history By BecoMing the Very First WoMan to Win the, noW highly coVeteD, Fashions on the FielD at FleMington. Pantyhose and pearls were a must, bare knees and knuckles were a no-no, and Marg’s white linen coat with large patch pockets, complete with matching gloves, shoes, handbag and frothy pink tulle hat, ticked all of the Flemington fashion judges’ boxes. “When i was first asked to enter the contest i was actually ineligible,” says Marg with a giggle. “Back then the rule was that your outfit must be store-bought and cost less than 30 pound. i wore a dress that was home made!” Just beginning a modelling career, which would span the next 12 years, Marg couldn’t really afford an expensive outfit. However, excited by the hype of the event, she borrowed a hat, borrowed the money for an 18
outfit, went back to the races, won Final Day and then Fashions on the Field. “i never dreamed i would actually win,” exclaims Marg. “and my parents couldn’t believe it when i came home with a brand new, and very stylish, Ford Falcon Futura.” Fashions on the Field captured the imagination of the public and dominated the papers. But Marg says that despite all the snapshots taken by photographers it’s her mother’s photograph, taken on a brownie-box camera, that has stood the test of time. the photo, along with Marg’s race day hat can be found at the australian racing Museum – where all great racing moments are immortalised.
“it wouldn’t surprise me if when i die they stuff me and stand me right next to Phar lap,” jokes Marg. For now Marg is enjoying a more active participation in the racing realm. over the years she has attended the Melbourne Cup as a guest of honour and in 2004 joined the Fashions on the Field judging panel. “i just don’t know how they do it!” exclaims Marg. “all of the entrants are so stunning and there’s such a variation of fashion – it’s so hard to pick a favourite. it’s unbelievable that almost 50 years ago somebody created an event to get women to go to the races and now Fashions on the Field has evolved in to a major part of australian racing culture, and women and
men flock from all over to enter. itâ€™s absolutely wonderful.â€? recently Marg participated in Melbourne Cup 150th celebrations commemorated with a major photographic exhibition. Photo Finish presented an extraordinary and exclusive set of 35 highly stylised portraits showcasing prominent jockeys, trainers, breeders, owners, officials, bookmakers, racing identities and celebrities. local photographer andrew rankin was commissioned to photograph Marg, whose photo appeared alongside Melbourne Cup legend Bart Cummings, champion jockeys Frankie Dettori, glen Boss and Damien oliver, and celebrity milliner stephen Jones. 19
By Lori weightman
HAnnAH HAS A HeArT OF GOLd incuraBle seasickness, searing heat anD increDiBly long Working Days are not enough to keep hannah peart aWay FroM Where she’s neeDeD the Most.
the townsville-based Youth With a Mission (YWaM) Medical ship recently returned to north Queensland shores after being based in Papua new guinea for two months, where Hannah Peart and her crew of volunteers regularly make the journey to lend a professional hand to local healthcare workers. the 29 year old medical coordinator just completed her sixth trip aboard the Pacific link to the gulf Province of Png, and with six monthly rotations to the region on the cards for the next decade or so, it seems there will be no requirement shortage for her services in the near future. “the whole experience is unbelievably amazing,” Hannah described. “i help oversee outreaches…find the locations… find volunteers and find our supplies. i’ve also been involved in all the scouting advance work which has been great fun.” new zealand born Hannah has lived in townsville for seven years, embracing a career in nursing. she said about 15 of the recently returned volunteers were also from townsville, with other crew from various parts of australia and overseas. Finding willing and able crew to volunteer is apparently never a problem for Hannah, who actually had to turn people away from the last run. “i had to say no more! Can you come and join us in 2011?” she laughed. “i usually find that people are very willing, particularly in the medical field. they already have a real desire to help people, hence the reason they got in their field.” specialists such as ophthalmologists, dentists and optometrists are generally staples on board the Pacific link working alongside the other volunteers who aren’t necessarily experienced in a certain field, but are just as willing to get their hands dirty.
Hannah told the story of a young girl who took up the experience on the most recent expedition to help out her father, who happened to be the ship’s dentist. “she spent her school holidays pulling out teeth in Png in the absolute heat,” Hannah explained. “she wasn’t anywhere close to air-con where she was either, but she was an absolute star!” Despite Hannah’s energetic demeanour and absolute adoration for the people and the culture of the place she now visits on a recurrent basis, it’s not always smooth sailing for her. “i get very seasick and living on a ship makes life very difficult,” Hannah revealed jovially. “i’ve tried everything! i even overdosed myself on medication hoping it would work but it just doesn’t. i seem to be immune to it!” Hannah and her crew have won the hearts of the Png locals as they continue to give a leg up to a healthcare system that is in complete disarray, in a region that is lacking in the most basic of education; but the admiration is certainly not unrequited. “it’s an absolute privilege working alongside the local healthcare workers,” Hannah said. “everyday they see a child come in with malaria, everyday they see another young mum struggle through labour; so anytime we can come and just lift spirits for a while by educating them or helping them get supplies, is just unbelievably rewarding. “no matter how much i give, i always feel like i receive so much more. it sounds corny but it’s true; you just see this one smile on somebody, or one mum to shake your hand in gratitude and it just makes everything worthwhile.”
For more information about YWAM go to www.ywamships.org or phone 4771 2123.
L’EXHIBITION 2010 CLOSES NOVEMBER 30.
The time has come for Lexus to make way for 2011 stock. So we are offering unprecedented financial incentives on the selected Lexus range*. You will save thousands on the model of your choice but only during Lexus premier sales event, L’Exhibition. So don’t delay as time is ticking, L’Exhibition must close November 30. To see how much you could save during this once a year event visit lexus.com.au/offer or, for a test drive, call in to Lexus of Townsville today.
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What do you enjoy about your job? i love to see the excitement and pleasure a beautiful, functional environment (i’ve created) can bring to a person. Working in people’s homes is very personal and it’s lovely to be rewarded with a client’s trust and friendship. i also enjoy searching the world for beautiful things and unleashing my creativity
as much as possible. What’s unique about turek road? Me! Where else are you going to find another? one piece everyone should invest in? a beautiful, classic sofa with the best fabric or leather you can afford. Most people don’t change or upgrade these pieces for years. How do you unwind? at home, flopped on the sofa with the
latest design magazines and Duo, of course! We try to get away a couple of times of year where we ignore the mobile and just enjoy good company and always too much good food! a major milestone in your life? Discovering what i’m really good at and then creating a business which allows me to think outside the square every day. it takes guts to go
out on your own and follow a dream. But i’m glad i did it. any hidden talents? i can’t curl my tongue – everyone else seems to be able to. your most treasured possession? Husband, kids; the whole family. But what i really love at the moment is our new puppy Falcon. He’s a Chihuahua x Jack russell; the perfect mix and full of personality. i’ve
never put too much value on material things, i love them and have enough to furnish five houses, but if a vase cracks or the heel breaks i’m not devastated. although i do have a pair of 1970s lamps i know i can’t replace, so that would be a tragedy. What makes you laugh? My kids, cat, Joan rivers and i love the movie “super Bad” – hilarious!
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your favourite brand? tag Heuer. i love the classic styling and quality workmanship of this brand. the shapes are easy to wear and have an understated class. their sunglasses are fashionable yet practical and they have exceptional lens clarity. What makes tag Heuer so popular? the brand epitomises prestige, exclusivity, performance, reliability, comfort and precision. Because tag Heuer focuses on quality materials, technological
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holiday destination? the Four seasons resort on the island of landaa giraavaru in the Maldives. My daughter and i visited my sister there in December last year. i attained my open water dive certificate and had many spa treatments. i’d love to return with my husband and dive with the manta ray and enjoy some more of this incredible location. What’s surprising about you? that i’ve recently started an adult learn to row programme. those who know me, know
that “lesley” and “exercise” don’t go in the same sentence. Most treasured possession? a rose gold upper arm bangle of my grandmother, it’s 88 years old. My grandfather’s souths Football Club life membership medal that i wear around my neck. Both are very sentimental to me. oh, and my ever-growing collection of designer sunglasses. What are you afraid of? i’m deathly petrified of enormous black elephant beetles. they hiss!
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23 DeceMBer - 20 January if you’re on a career path, push it for all it’s worth. likewise, financial prospects look bright. the same can be said for affairs of the heart, so go sell those special charms to your target market! Couples should put any misgivings in the past, and don’t be afraid to express your emotions.
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22 noVeMBer - 22 DeceMBer You prefer your life uncluttered. it’s unfortunate then, that november looks a tad messy - especially for those in love affairs. Perhaps one participant has failed to mention that there’s another partner in the mix. Just remember that a blind eye cannot remain forever turned. Business, however, looks set to prosper.
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now, here’s a month when financial alarm bells start to ring, so it’s time for a major rethink. First, you should curb those spending habits. next, reject any too-good-to-be-true offers — because they probably are. Meanwhile, romance looks less of a gamble. in this area, you can be as exuberant as you please.
21st March – 20th april it doesn’t matter whether you focus your attentions on travel, moving house, career or love - you can expect some positive changes. some say you’re impatient. Possibly, but only regarding the trivialities of life. the strong resolve you’ve had to call on in recent years will now make you much more confident. You won’t be disappointed.
21st april – 20th May extract yourself from everyone’s beck and call - you have better things to do. if something’s no longer working, you’re probably ready to make changes. a tough ask, for sure, but discarding outworn attitudes and emotions will lighten your load. another strong possibility: the sale or purchase of property. love also wins a generous time slot.
23rD July – 22nD august if you’ve been willing to settle for second best recently, the situation’s about to change. let independence be your driving force - you’re tired of pandering to others’ egos. use your intuitive ability to single out the truth, and try not to rush decisions. Be certain that what’s on offer is what will be delivered.
21 January - 18 FeBruary Plenty of your zodiac neighbours are either heading for the hammock or busy arguing the toss, so here’s your chance to overtake them. indeed, things are going so well that you might even want to shelve professional aspirations for the time being, especially when unexpected detours hold the promise of new love or friendship.
19 FeBruary - 20 March When it comes to fighting spirit, you’re fully armed this month. new solutions to old problems arrive in an instant. With this energy comes an uncompromising demand for recognition. Just don’t become so wrapped up in your own affairs that friends and family are left feeling neglected. remind them that they’re appreciated and loved.
21st May – 21st June though you may be tempted to side with life’s cynics, staying objective is the best policy. anyway, your head’s in the wrong space for others’ neurotic dramas. at the moment, your mobile runs hot, work stacks up and emails threaten to crash your system. expect life to become more frantic - that gentle trickle has turned into a torrent.
22nD June – 22nD July Cancerian compassion is called upon yet again this month. You may encounter some resistance, but you’ve plenty of charm to get through it. at best, you’ll turn the situation to your advantage. life’s to be embraced, a sentiment rarely wasted on warm-hearted you. no surprise, then, if loved ones benefit from your generosity. travel, if you can.
23 august - 22 septeMBer You don’t think the same way others do, and those used to this should know better than trying to force your hand. You only end up more determined than ever. occasionally, we’re ushered down a new path, where old allies and interests fall by the wayside. Changes like this don’t happen until we’re ready, and they mostly work in our favour.
23 septeMBer - 22 octoBer life gets a pleasant nudge in the right direction but, as always, it’s up to you to see the signs and go with your chances. Money matters look to improve, partly due to your better handling. reviewing work priorities could also create more time for play. and that’s what you truly need. For now, leave work out of sight and out of mind.
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annette cannock duo sPeaks eXclusiVely WiTh
Wish, Truese and azuki are Well-knoWn labels on The racks aT The slickesT bouTiques. The fashion “brains” behind Them is sydney designer anneTTe cannock.
“People see the success story, but maybe don’t know about the years of hard work.” excited about growing and selling Wish all over the World, we will never forget that our key customers are the girls, who shop in Australian boutiques.
WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU’D MADE IT?
YOUR MUM ONCE OWNED A BOUTIQUE AT THE SYDNEY HILTON. DID YOU CONSCIOUSLY FOLLOW IN HER FASHIONABLE FOOTSTEPS? My mother was not a designer, but she was a great businesswoman and her ability to run a business and to work in an industry she loved definitely inspired me. Fashion is not just about design – a lot of my job involves organising the production of our ranges. Now that we are producing thousands of garments for boutiques all over the world, I find that all the business skills I learnt from my mother are invaluable.
WHICH CELEBS INSPIRE YOU? For [Wish’s] winter campaign, Rising Star, we worked with Dakota Johnson and, for me, that was a dream come true. Dakota is Hollywood royalty. Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and her grandmother is Tippi Hedren [all actors]... For the new summer campaign, Ride Free, we worked with celebrity and fashionista Katrina Bowden. Katrina is only 21, and yet, she has already starred in four seasons of the multi-award winning, hit series 30 Rock... As a regular at New York fashion week, she has a real sense of her own style.
ANY SETBACKS ALONG THE WAY? We’ve been really lucky in that we have never really had any steps backward. But, that is because we have been very careful to grow at a manageable rate. We are now in our 11th year. So, people see the success story, but maybe don’t know about the years of very careful growth and hard work... While we are
that we have been working with great people for a number of years. People who work with us always comment on how down-to-earth and friendly our shoots are. You can get fantastic results and still have a nice time!
Good question! Does anyone ever think they’ve made it? There have been some nice milestones — being stocked in Myer and David Jones, launching in the US two years ago, seeing Wish dresses on the stars of American Idol and having Paula Abdul compliment them on Idol! For me [though], it’s more about knowing that we run a great company full of talented people.
YOUR PASSIONS OUTSIDE OF WORK?
WHAT DO YOUR LABEL NAMES, WISH, TRUESE AND AZUKI, SYMBOLISE?
WHY DOES ASIA INSPIRE YOU?
I love the name, Wish! For me, great fashion is all about realising your dreams... Truese sounds elegant and European. It’s a word we created to capture the feel of the brand. Truese gowns are created with the red carpet in mind. I use the most beautiful fabrics and really go to town, with detailed beading and beautiful embellishments. Truese just sounds luxurious and gorgeous! Azuki is literally the name of a crazy, little Japanese bean! Azuki is my young, crazy brand. The styles are a little bit left-of-centre...
I love to travel and I’m incredibly lucky that I get to do so much of it... In an ideal world though, I would have the flexibility to travel to more off-the-beaten-track locations - to destinations other than fashion capitals! I’d love to have the time to go to more snow villages, to snowboard all day and then enjoy the snow resort at night.
For me, more than anything, my fashion is about colour and prints. When I am in Asia, the remarkable intensity of the shades you see all around you sets my mind alight. It’s also an amazing place to discover the most indulgent of fabrics... I love to work with prints. Every collection is full of prints that are exclusive to Wish.
THEY SAY NEVER WORK WITH LOVED ONES. HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK WITH PARTNER TODD CANNOCK? There is actually nothing better than working with your partner when you both love what you do. We get to share all the amazing things that are happening in our business and, of course, when we travel, it’s great to be with each other. We have very different skill sets, so we complement each other. I am all about the design and Todd is all about the business.
THE FASHION WORLD CAN APPEAR CATTY TO THOSE LOOKING IN. HOW DO YOU DEAL? Reality TV shows might portray the industry in a certain way - and that might be how it is for some people, but it’s not how it is at Wish. We are too busy getting the job done! The media portrays the world of [fashion] shoots and models as very competitive. We’re really lucky
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WHOSE FASHION SENSE DO YOU ADMIRE? I love the outfits worn by Leighton Meester’s character Blair on Gossip Girl. She looks so polished, elegant and very feminine.
YOUR MOST TREASURED WARDROBE ITEM? My Blessed are the Meek dress. I love how effortless it is and the fabric feels beautiful.
BEST BARGAIN BUY? Nine West heels – they had a store-wide discount for that one day I was there just for joining their mailing list!
FAVOURITE SHOPS? For special occasions I always find something at Jaxx or Stellar Moda. For work outfits I shop at Ally and Tempt. Being a teacher, I need comfortable clothing that isn’t too delicate.
FASHION ADVICE? Don’t just wear a trend because everyone else is – it may not work for you.
I’D NEVER BE CAUGHT WEARING? High-waisted shorts. They just don’t work unless you have long legs!
SHOPPING STRATEGY? I’m definitely an impulse buyer and I usually like to shop solo. I’m also an eBay addict for accessories and shoes.
WARDROBE ITEM YOU SHOULD PART WITH BUT CAN’T? Havaianas thongs in all kinds of colours. A lot are in a box no longer being worn but I still can’t stop buying more.
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The entire precinct was buzzing with excited energy as fashionistas, models, journalists, photographers, makeup artists, stylists and celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker shimmied through the fashion-flavoured menu. Street style surrounding the venue was just as important as the looks presented on the runway, and fortunately rain stayed away making it easier for guests not to slip on their stilettos across the old London cobblestoned streets around the main exhibition. The same can’t be said for a couple of models, especially one renowned catwalk spill at the Burberry show (video footage now in cyberspace)! A marquee on the Somerset House Terrace provided delicious cuisine, all-important champagne and DJs – a place of respite to weary guests with sore feet waiting eagerly for the next show. If in need of a swift pamper session during show breaks, staff at the Toni & Guy Blow-Out Bar and M.A.C Lounge were on-hand to assist, while divulging insider tips on what’s hot in hair and makeup in the coming seasons. In between bubbly, styling and catwalk action in the electric BFC Show Space, the hoards of special guests could browse the four floors of Designer Exhibitions showcasing almost 200 ready-to-wear, couture, millinery, and accessory artists, including 60 up-andcoming designers. Some names to watch from this year’s LFW Exhibition that are also making waves in Australia include Evil Twin, Staple, Bolongaro Trevor, Myla luxury lingerie and Wolford. Several high-tech lounge areas offered laptops and fast internet facilities because this year the online component of LFW was strong, with not only many a fashion editor blogging their thoughts as the shows went live, but Twitter buzz was completely crazy with opinions, event options, details from inside exclusive parties, and crucial ‘instant trend’ updates. Catwalk shows streamed live from the London Fashion Week website, and images were added immediately. Of course, everyone was really at LFW for these famous fashion shows. The most popular trends emerging for next season include short flouncy dresses, ‘relaxed city chic’ styles (eg. cropped box shirts, three-quarter length Capri pants/ trousers with wedges and large ‘messenger’ handbags), more feminine designs, and bright colour splashed against neutral palettes. Animal prints and sparkles are still alive and well, although not necessarily paired together! Designer highlights of the season included shows from Burberry, Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Mulberry, Richard Nicoll, PPQ, Betty Jackson, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Kinder Aggugini, Jaeger London, Paul Smith, Pringle of Scotland, the exciting ‘NewGen’ series of hot new fashion talent, and of course Australia’s own Sass & Bide (sassandbide.com). Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton of the popular Australian label say that “perfectly shaped chaos” is what is inspiring them for the upcoming season, and they enjoy time spent in London (when away from their Sydney home base) because “the faded grandeur of times past” influences their creative thinking. The best part about all this is that no matter where you are in the world, if you’re into fashion and want to see for yourself what everyone will be wearing soon, all the catwalk galleries and fashion videos are online now at www.londonfashionweek.co.uk AFRAID OF THE DARK DRESS BY SASS & BIDE
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Choosing a Fertility CliniC an inferTiliTy sPecialisT Joins you on a Very Personal Journey To helP you conceiVe.
Considering fertility treatment? Choosing the right clinic is critical. Confidence in your clinic and infertility specialist will eliminate stress and give you peace of mind during your fertility program. But, with so many options out there, making the right choice can feel a little daunting. You’ve probably researched some clinics in your area and asked around your friend and family circles for infertility specialist recommendations – both good starting points. Now it’s time to focus on your key considerations. What are you looking for in an infertility specialist? What treatment options are you open to? Which clinic has the best success rates, credibility, patient care and approach to your personal treatment plan? Is your specialist up-to-date with new advances in the field? Has he/she done any extra training? An infertility specialist joins you on a very personal journey to help you conceive, which will have a tremendous impact on your entire life. Choosing the right doctor is a very personal decision. Assisted-conception treatment is a private and intimate experience and we believe your doctor should practise
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a patient-care approach that focuses on these sensitivities. Your infertility specialist should treat your case as ‘yours’ and tailor a personalised treatment program that meets your approved treatment options. Our mantra at Queensland Fertility Group (QFG) focuses on individualised care. At QFG there is no standard protocol. Instead, your doctor will tailor their approach to your case to suit your individual medical and personal needs. There are many fertility procedures available and it’s a good idea to research what treatment options you are open to. Then it’s time to select the doctor who meets your needs, as well as a credible clinic that specialises in a diverse range of procedures. QFG’s doctors all share medical excellence, proven success rates and a personalised approach to patient care. You can examine our doctors’ biographies online at www.qfg.com.au/specialists.html, as well as downloading a Patient Referral form. When choosing an infertility specialist, keep in mind your specialist will not be your doctor for life, so it’s important to choose the best, regardless of location. Generally we are used to visiting our local GP located minutes away,
but don’t be put off if you need to travel a little further to visit the best fertility clinic and specialist for your needs. A five-minute drive versus a 20-minute drive could very well make all the difference in the best doctor and clinic choice. To find out how QFG meets your considerations, call 1800 734 483 or 4772 8900, which is attended by a trained fertility nurse.
wellbeing GRANT COLLINS | audiologisT | CLARiTY HEARiNg SOLUTiONS
one hearing aiD or tWo? The unaided ear and audiTory sysTem becomes lazy.
At Clarity Hearing Solutions I often see patients who have been given incorrect or outdated advice as to whether they should be fitted with one hearing aid or two. The answer is quite simple, if you have a hearing loss in both ears then a hearing aid is required in each ear. After all, the ears are just like the eyes and, unless you are Colonel Klink from Hogan’s Heroes, if you have two impaired eyes then you now wear a pair of glasses, not a monocal. Current research strongly supports the advantages of balanced binaural hearing aid fitting for the following reasons and more. Firstly a part of our localisation abilities relies on the volume differences between the two ears. So a sound coming from one side should be louder in the ear on that side than the other ear. The brain analyses this volume difference and knows that the sound comes from the side where the sound is the loudest. If only one hearing aid is worn then the brain is now unable to use this volume difference as the ear with the hearing aid in it will always appear to be louder than the untreated ear and localisation will always be towards that side.
Secondly there is a condition called an auditory deprivation effect. This effect occurs when you fit only one hearing aid to a hearing loss in both ears. Because the ear with the hearing aid is now doing the majority of the hearing and auditory processing, the hearing in the ear that is left unaided can decline at a much faster rate as the auditory system is not being stimulated to the same degree as the aided ear. In other words, the unaided ear and auditory system becomes lazy. Another reason for fitting both ears is an effect called binaural advantage. Next time you try and talk in a crowded room, or even watch the TV with some background noise present, block one of your ears and notice how much harder it is to hear the conversation. This is an auditory processing effect, which occurs within the brain, that allows us to pick up speech sounds in the presence of noise much more effectively. The brain does this by talking to and finetuning both ears to attenuate the speech sounds more precisely. It requires information from both ears to be able to do this adequately.
Finally many features in hearing aids that help you follow speech in noisy environments are designed to work together with a second hearing aid. For example, a directional microphone. When several people start talking at once most hearing aids change their directionality from picking up sounds all around to just picking up sounds in front. When only one hearing aid is worn then you don’t pick up sounds on the unaided side. Also, because the directional beam of the aided ear becomes narrower, it only picks up sounds on angles from 0 to 90 degrees so you lose information from the unaided side altogether.
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wellbeing DR MITCHELL INNES | denTisT | CASEY DENTiSTS
oral health equals quality oF liFe
There are many TreaTmenT oPTions aVailable for resToring The TeeTh and mouTh To healTh. For a number of years now it has been apparent that oral health impacts on a person’s general health and quality of life. The experience of toothache pain, enduring dental abscesses, problems chewing and eating and embarrassment from discoloured, missing, damaged, loose or poorly shaped teeth adversely affects a person’s self-esteem, wellbeing and daily life. As a specialist once said to me about his patient’s teeth, “This person has been suffering poor dental aesthetics her entire life”. From a medical standpoint, poor oral health is linked to malnutrition due to poor eating habits (eg poor chewing and compromised nutritional intake), as well as general medical issues such as heart disease and infections that can compromise the airway. From a dental standpoint, poor oral health is associated with damage to and loss of tooth structure, loss of bone through gum disease and other infections and degeneration of the jaw joint. Another significant problem is the social aspect of poor dental health and aesthetics. People who suffer bad breath and those who aren’t happy with the appearance of their
teeth and gums often become more reclusive, avoiding public situations. They don’t smile as much, or hide their smile, won’t laugh, have a poor outlook on themselves and consequently care less about their general appearance and tend to engage members of the opposite sex less. We are fortunate to live in a revolutionary time in dentistry. There are many treatment options available for restoring the teeth and mouth to health. At Casey Dentists we use modern techniques such as layered tooth-coloured resins, porcelain veneers and crowns made from zirconia, porcelain and/or gold. We also offer treatments to replace missing teeth including bridges, dentures (full and partial) and implants to replace single and multiple missing teeth and to stop lower dentures from moving around in the mouth. I have had a number of patients present in recent weeks who have suffered all of the above problems and with the help of my hygienists and technicians these patients are making the transition from active oral diseases, missing teeth, poor chewing and poor aesthetics to a healthy oral environment with improved looks that will, all things going
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to plan, remain with the patient for many years to come. Today I had an appointment with a lovely lady who has finished her “disease stabilisation phase” and is now undergoing her “reconstruction/prosthetic stage”. When we fitted the temporary appliance and gave her the mirror, her face lit up. My team and I can already see an improvement in the way she views her teeth and we are excited about sharing this transition with her.
wellbeing TRENT JOHNSTON | PodiaTrisT | FiT FEET PODiATRY
help, my shoes are Killing me. maybe iT’s your feeT and noT The shoes ThaT are The Problem.
If supportive shoes are meant to help your feet, and going barefoot is bad for you, why is it that slipping your shoes off under the desk at work feels so good? Now obviously if you’re a size 8 squeezing into a size 6 that may be the problem, but often it’s not the shoe but rather what is going on inside your foot that is the issue. A common condition that affects the forefoot is called Morton’s Neuroma, which involves squeezing of the nerve in the area in between the metatarsal bones of the feet. This can lead to a burning, shooting or numb pain from the ball of the foot to the toes. It is most commonly found between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. The pain is often variable but relieved by removing shoes and increases with time in shoes. People with a mobile foot type are more prone to this condition as they have more motion available between these small bones in the feet. Wearing wide-fitting shoes assists by decreasing the pressure between these bones. Particular care should also be taken to avoid pointy-toed shoes that encourage the toes to be squeezed together.
A neuroma occurs when a mass develops on a nerve due to irritation or constant squeezing. An ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis by quantifying the mass. As it worsens, swelling tends to occur in the soft tissue around the forefoot and, in bad cases, a mass can be felt at the top of the forefoot between the metatarsal bones. Pain is often produced with lateral pressure or squeezing of the forefoot and so it’s usually worse with tight shoes. Often when squeezing the forefoot, a click, called a ‘Mulder’s Click’, can be heard. The click is a result of the mass on the nerve clicking above or below the bones adjacent. This usually provides relief because pain is experienced while the mass is ‘stuck’ between the bones. The only way to actually get rid of the neuroma or mass is to have it surgically removed but not everyone needs surgery with most people responding well to insoles or padding designed to control the motion between the metatarsals and increase the space between these bones. This will often give people relief so that the pain or symptoms associated with the neuroma subside and the need to undergo surgery is prevented.
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Recent research shows that insoles and conservative (non-surgical) treatment will relieve symptoms in about 70% of cases. If surgery is required it usually involves resection and cautery of the affected nerve. While surgery is usually effective it is not always the first preference for patients. Remember, shoes should be comfortable and give our feet relief. So, if you are finding that your shoes are killing you, then maybe it’s your feet and not the shoes that are the problem. Getting them checked out by a podiatrist may even prevent the need to have surgery.
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prevention is Cheap, negleCt is eXpensive. Recently I’ve seen more and more cases of this type. Most often the patient is male, in their 50’s and has never really taken much notice of their teeth. Until that is, they start to give trouble. One poor soul came in one day to say that he had been to another dentist who had wanted to do a comprehensive treatment plan. “I can’t be bothered with all that,” he said disdainfully. “I just need a couple of cheap fix-ups.” I agreed to have a look and give him a second opinion. “You will fix ‘em up, won’t you doc?” he said hopefully, as we opened the can of worms that was his mouth. Unfortunately the die was cast. It was far too late and at least 12 teeth needed to be extracted as a matter of urgency and saving the rest would be expensive, slow and uncomfortable. Verdict: You should have done something about this years ago. Another case gives us a bit more hope. With a much more positive and realistic attitude, our patient acknowledged the problem and was willing to be guided by me to find their best solution. The cause was again years of neglect
and expedient “rip it out” type dentistry, and the answer is once again complicated, time consuming and expensive. It always is a shame and a difficult thing to face when someone with few useful teeth has to lose a few more, but sometimes it can’t be helped. In this case we have to remove four teeth, repair 15 and then place some dental implants and construct some fixed and removable bridgework. This seems like a lot of work, but if you have no teeth to chew with, great big gaps at the front and a hillbilly-smile what else are you going to do? The public has an idea that dentists love drilling holes in teeth. After all, that’s how we get paid isn’t it? Well that’s true but we honestly would rather not. What we really want to see is nice, healthy teeth all fitting together properly and a lovely shape and colour, beautiful pink gums, clean fresh breath and, most importantly, a smile from a happy, healthy patient. How can this be achieved I hear you say; well do yourself a favour and get to the dentist every six months for a check-up and see the dental hygienist at the recommended interval – don’t let it slip!
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sPicy lebanese-sTyle Peas WiTh minced lamb SERVES 6â€“8 100ml olive oil 3 onions, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 450g lean lamb mince sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 teaspoons mixed spice 2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes 1 tablespoon dried mint 400g can chopped tomatoes 4 tablespoons tomato paste (puree) 800ml water 900g frozen peas plain yoghurt, to serve (optional) lemon juice, to serve (optional) Â˝ bunch mint, leaves picked
This dish allows the zesty, tomato-flavoured peas to shine. It is just as delicious reheated the next day. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the lamb and cook, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in the spices, mint, tomato and salt to taste and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, water and peas and cook, partly covered, for 20 minutes. To serve, dollop the yoghurt over the lamb mixture, add a little lemon juice (if using) and a scattering of mint leaves.
beef shiskabob SERVES 6–8 2 brown onions, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes, extra 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika 2 tablespoons harissa juice of 2 lemons ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and chopped 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked and chopped 900g scotch fillet steak, trimmed and cut into 3cm cubes
This method of seasoning the onion juice to make a marinade is extraordinarily flavoursome, and the harissa adds a lovely warmth to the dish. Serve with thick plain yoghurt and freshly baked flatbread. Combine the grated onion and salt flakes in a bowl and leave for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the juice through a clean Chux or J-cloth into a large bowl and discard the solids. Grind the cumin seeds, caraway seeds, garlic and extra salt flakes in a mortar and pestle, then add the paprika, harissa and lemon juice. Tip the mixture into the onion juice and stir in the chopped herbs. Add the beef and mix really well, then cover and leave to marinate for 4–6 hours. Thread the beef onto metal skewers and grill for about 3 minutes each side until cooked, but still pink and tender in the middle.
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Cassandra Waples & Peter Cazzulino 5 June 2010 THE PROPOSAL Every year Pete and I head to Coolangatta to relax for a few weeks with the kids. A few days into our break and unknown to me, Pete had arranged for my son Corey and his younger brother Michael to head down to the beach and spell out his proposal message in the sand. Meanwhile, he remained in our 17th floor hotel room ready to side track me in case I woke up. After an hour-long digging session the message was complete. Pete came in and woke me up and invited me onto the balcony to check out the sunrise. Of course I was taken by complete surprise and after a quick dip in the ocean we spent the day shopping on the coast for the perfect ring. The message remained there for a week with other guests along the popular strip adding their loved ones names and yes answersâ€Śit was the perfect setting.
THE WEDDING Married at the Sacred Heart Cathedral and enjoyed an elegant and relaxed reception at The Brewery. GUESTS 120 THE DRESS I personalised my gown from the Fashion Gallery by attaching handmade flowers to it. Each of the flowers were specially made by different people, with different fabrics and textures, from all different parts of the world that I sourced through www.etsy.com.au.
THE SHOES From Bridal Blitz; Melissa even gave us a little dance lesson. HAIR Carly Roser at TMH MAKEUP Dana at Bellanova Skin and Makeup Studio CEREMONIAL ARRIVAL Pete arranged a crisp white Chrysler without me knowing which was a great surprise. FLOWERS Malpara Florists. My posy bouquet was filled with mixed white florals including blushing bride, freesias, roses and paper whites. These also followed through the reception in mixed bowls of different heights and sizes and were accompanied by individual giant mum chrysanthemums. The bridesmaidsâ€™ bouquets featured eggplant parrot tulips, freesias, paper whites, roses and hydrangea petals. INVITATIONS Mico Graphic design. We had personalised square invitation booklets featuring the iconic Townsville Brewery clock tower and floral concepts.
ENTERTAINMENT Paula and the guys from Groove got everyone up and dancing and really helped create a great atmosphere. For those not interested in dancing up a storm, the guys from Blackjax provided a full sized Roulette table and Blackjack table inspiring some fierce competition between guests.
PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Rankin did an amazing job capturing the natural and fun environment of our wedding day. The quick shoot motion video he did around the roulette table was awesome. 7
Paula Jeffery & daniel halliday 11 September 2010 THE WEDDING Anderson Gardens, Pimlico and partied at Townsville RSL. GUESTS 55 THE THEME ‘White and bright’. Each member of the bridal party wore white and featured a bright colour which was displayed in their flowers, socks or shoes, head pieces and finally their balloons! I took the chance to be unique in almost every aspect of our big day.
THE DRESS Trono by Manuel Mota from Pronovias (Spain) THE SHOES Red Tilly Rose shoes from Shoedini ACCESSORIES The bridesmaid’s fascinators and my pillbox hat were made by local designer Katherine Falco Designs. My gorgeous strand of south sea pearls was an engagement present from my family and the girls wore NAJO rings from The Silver Shop – which were also their gifts from Daniel and I. HAIR Nathan from Nathan’s Concept Salon MAKEUP Dana from Bellanova Skin & Makeup Studio GROOM’S SUIT Mark from Precision Tailors GROOMSMEN’S SUITS Fletcher Jones CEREMONIAL ARRIVAL Two silver 300C Chryslers FLOWERS Artistic Flowers. The bridesmaids carried gorgeous multicoloured bouquets of gerberas; my bouquet had a few white gerberas added in to it. The boys wore a gerbera in their buttonholes. There were gerberas at the reception as well. Each table was decorated with a bunches of white gerberas tied with a brightly coloured ribbon. PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Rankin. I can’t thank him enough for being so supportive and positive with all my ‘big’ ideas.
CAKE Happy Cakes. An amazing white three tiered cake with multicoloured sugar confetti tumbling off it. There were three flavours in each tier; peppermint, white raspberry-choc and chocolate.
SPECIAL MEMORIES When my parents gave me away. As Dan shook my dad’s hand, I turned to hug Mum who was tearing up. “Don’t cry,” I told her “Or you’ll make me start” to which a voice replied “Not before me.” I turned to see dad, red faced with tear-filled smiling eyes and a big grin on his face. HONEYMOON We went to the happiest place on earth – Disneyland in Orlando, Florida! We attended our first real Halloween party, went hot-air ballooning and Dan celebrated his 30th birthday by driving a Nascar and Indy car. (Side note: Real ending – on returning to the country Dan was hospitalised with an aggressive strain of pneumonia! He’s now at home and on the mend). 9
Up-do before I-do The lATeST IN creATIve AND elegANT brIDAl DeSIgNS By the time the big day arrives the only item left to tick off on your wedding checklist should be YOU! The highly-skilled stylists at Capelli Hair Gallery know how very important this last item is and their exclusive bridal package will ensure that your special day starts off the way it should…stress free! Whether you’re imagining a loose romantic curl, a tousled natural wave, a classic up-style or a modern take on your wedding hair style, the team at Capelli Hair Gallery has extensive and up-to-date training in special occasion hair design and have had the pleasure of looking after many Townsville brides. For picture perfect hair and make-up professionally done to last the entire day, the girls at Capelli guarantee you longer appointments and pre-wedding consultations to assist in making this the ultimate pre-cursor to your wedding celebrations. They are even
happy to open earlier if requested to accommodate the bride’s needs. With the sound knowledge that your hair and makeup are in great hands, it’s time for you and your guests to sit back and enjoy the ultimate in pamper packages designed to make your day extra special. Make it memorable for you and your bridal party, family and friends. Prepare to be pampered and enjoy a fresh continental breakfast platter along with fresh fruit juices and unlimited Italian coffee and tea in the beautiful boutique surroundings reserved especially for you. Capelli Hair Gallery now proudly stocks the Napoleon Perdis makeup collection so you and your bridal party are guaranteed the highest level of service for both your hair and makeup. Owners Jodi and Tamara have designed their new salon to suit their own personal styles
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and create the ultimate level of comfort and relaxation for their clients at a convenient city side location with ample parking. Together with their staff at Capelli Hair Gallery, Jodi and Tamara look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to their salon and providing you with more than just a visit to the hairdresser – let them create an experience, a gallery for hair. Please call 4724 5554 if you would like any more information or to arrange a complimentary consultation.
The perfecT WeddIng VenUe SAy “I DO” AT ryDgeS SOUThbANK cONveNTION ceNTre Finding the perfect venue for your wedding day can be an arduous task and it doesn’t end there! Just take a drive down the thriving, inner-city strip that is Townsville’s Palmer Street and take in the majestic aura of one of the city’s most outstanding destinations for wedding celebrations. You will be instantaneously taken in by Rydges Southbank Convention Centre’s stunning architecture which boasts an authentic heritage feel. It truly is the best of both worlds; celebrate in a traditional North Queensland ambience while taking in the vista of Palmer Street buzzing below! Wedding coordinator Kelly Leeming said the prestigious venue and bridal packages on offer can cater for small and intimate events or the most lavish of receptions. “We can offer the three most important components of your wedding day all at the
same venue,” Kelly explained. “You can walk down the red carpet in front of your loved ones in a tropical poolside ceremony followed by your guests coming together in our colonial style foyer for pre-dinner drinks and canapés before being seated in the reception room. At the end of the night the guests can retire to their accommodation just a short walk away!” Newlyweds Nerroli and Tim Mills are testament to the fantastic, hands-on service provided by Kelly and her dedicated team at Rydges Southbank. “Everything went perfectly on the night!” Nerroli said. “I think it made me feel more confident with Rydges that I could meet with them as many times as I wanted to make sure I got there. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Kelly was even there on the night to make sure everything went to plan!”
Choose from the grandest of ballrooms boasting traditional North Queensland heritage-style architecture, or for a more intimate function check out the Portside venue overlooking the poolside area, complete with balcony and bay-windows. Kelly said menus and beverage packages can be tailored to your needs. “If there is something you have always had your heart set on, we’re very flexible and will certainly do all we can to make it happen!” Whatever the weather, Rydges Southbank Townsville has the perfect wedding package that will ensure a memorable day for you and your guests.
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Exquisite Weddings Rydges Southbank Convention Centre boasts a heritage theme with impressive traditional North Queensland-style architecture. The gracious high ceilings, stunning chandeliers, gleaming timber, stone ﬁnishes and large sweeping staircase all add to the romantic ambience of the venue. We also offer award winning catering and a dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help with the planning of your special day. For more information on our wedding packages or to view our stunning venue, contact Kelly Leeming on 4726 5222 or email@example.com Palmer Street South Townsville Phone 4726 5222 www.rydges.com © DUO 2010
MakeUp for TropIcal WeddIngs SweAT PrOOf, SmUDge PrOOf AND STreAK PrOOf A Townsville wedding provides a beautiful location for your special day, but tropical weather can be hazardous to bridal makeup, with the hot sun and humidity having an impact. So how can you ensure your makeup will last your entire wedding day? Makeup artist Margot Power, from Balance Beauty and Makeup Artistry has the solution for tropical North Queensland brides. The answer is airbrush technology that provides an immaculate, fresh look, while being sweat proof, smudge proof and streak proof. This brand new technique produces a virtually flawless finish using a small air compressor and liquid makeup, creating a weightless second skin that is perfect for brides because of its durability; lasting all day and night with few touch-ups required. Margot says airbrushing is a great alternative to conventional makeup application, especially for warmer climates.
“People think that because it’s your wedding you need to wear lots of makeup, however the more foundation you’ve got on, the more likely it will crease or melt off,” says Margot. “The airbrushing dual action gun provides a spray release of the specialised foundation, which finely separates the particles to provide a very clear, even coverage.” Balance Beauty and Makeup Artistry are fully qualified beauty providers in the Townsville region offering this cutting-edge service and they pride themselves on delivering the most up to date trends and techniques in bridal makeup. Each look is unique and individually designed for each bride. Margot will be able to help you achieve any style you have in mind, whether it’s dramatic and glamorous, soft romantic and chic, or even a sultry, sexy look. Catering for sensitive skin types with their product line, Balance Beauty and Makeup
Artistry also uses the latest in high-definition products formulated to maintain an immaculate appearance when photographed with high-definition cameras. The products guarantee flawless coverage, even masking post operation scars, acne, rosacea, pigmentation, birthmarks, tattoos and vitiligo. Balance Beauty and Makeup Artistry will ensure your wedding day preparations will be carefree and convenient. A rehearsal will be scheduled to perfect your style and the team will travel to you, all over Townsville, Magnetic Island and surrounding areas, allowing you to relax and get ready in the comfort of your home, hotel or venue. Rest assured, choosing Balance Beauty and Makeup Artistry will ensure you and your entire bridal party will look picture perfect on your special day. Simply phone 0404 341 988 to book your appointment today.
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Kelly taylor & Craig Smith 4th September 2010 THE CEREMONY Poolside at The Elandra Resort Mission Beach overlooking beautiful Dunk Island. We kept our decorations and theme to a minimum and let the location speak for itself. After we were pronounced husband and wife five bottles of champagne were popped in quick succession and our guests were all given a glass to help celebrate the happy occasion. GUESTS 88. We had long-time family friends fly from London and one of my best friends flew in from working abroad in Rome. THE DRESS From a small Melbourne boutique, Brides Of Armadale. THE SHOES As Craig and I are about the same height (he won’t admit I am taller) I chose to wear flats. Bargain of the century when I found a pair of Natasha diamante covered tan coloured flats at Miss Ruby for half price! HAIR Kirsty from Emphasis. She travelled all the way to Mission Beach for us (pregnant and all). MAKEUP Nada from Radiant Beauty Consulting. BRIDESMAID DRESSES A Gerry Shaw design from The Fashion Gallery for my chief bridesmaid, the junior bridesmaid dress came from La Petite Boudoir and the flower girl dress was made at Brides of Armadale.
GROOM’S SUIT Craig wore a dark charcoal suit with a self stripe which he teamed with an ivory shirt. He didn’t wear a tie and all the boys left their shirts out to tie in with the relaxed resort feel. CAKE Cakes By Design. We had cupcakes; fruit cake for the parents, gluten free for the celiac and for everyone else a choice between white and chocolate mud.
FLOWERS The Flower Market. The bouquets were green and comprised calla lilies and cymbidium orchids wrapped in dodda vine. INVITATIONS My Dad was responsible for all of my stationery; save the dates, invitations, menus and seating plan. Our invitations were black and silver and I had personalised stamps made from Australia Post with a picture of Craig and I on them.
MENU Lamb and lychee curry, panko crumbed pork with caramelised apples, potato, pancetta and roast tomato salad, and lemon curd tart with double cream were just a few of the mouth-watering dishes on our menu.
PHOTOGRAPHER Rosana Kersh SPECIAL MEMORIES Would definitely have to be when Craig had his son Jenson hand me a Tiffany’s box; I hadn’t thought of crying until then. HONEYMOON Africa. We started in Botswana where we went on safari for six days then it was off to Zambia to do some lion walking and helicopter riding. The last part of honeymoon we spent on an island off the coast of Mozambique. It was absolutely perfect. 17
Karina magele & anthony dudgeon 17 July 2010 THE PROPOSAL Anthony proposed on Christmas Eve – it was beautiful. I was so surprised and he did such a good job picking the perfect ring all by himself. He had even asked my parents and family’s permission; I can’t believe they didn’t let it slip!
THE WEDDING A Garden Ceremony at Mercure Townsville and a fun-filled reception in the Ballroom. GUESTS 190 THE DRESS ‘Princess’ by Halo from Bridal Palace THE SHOES I wore hot pink stilettos! ACCESSORIES Bridal Palace. Jo helped me design my necklace and my crown came from the jeweller that designs the Miss Australia crowns! HAIR Hayley Miller MAKEUP Jo from the Bridal Palace BRIDESMAID DRESSES Alfred Angelo gowns from Explosif GROOM’S & GROOMSMEN’S SUITS Roger David CAKE Janine’s Cake Art FLOWERS Silver Wattle Florist INVITATIONS Paper Fantasy. I used silver and pink stationery. DECORATIONS Out of the Blue Events. We tried to create a winter atmosphere with soft lighting and a pink backdrop for the main table with a little bit of bling. Everything turned out perfectly.
MENU The Polynesian-themed food we requested was unbelievable. The Chef at Mercure Townsville was great – she researched the menu to make sure we included as much cultural food as possible.
ENTERTAINMENT My background is Samoan, Tongan and Maori so I had traditional dancing from each culture performed by my relatives. Anthony is part Papua New Guinea so he had some family perform a Manus Dance. My brothers and sister sang while we cut the cake
PHOTOGRAPHER Oasis Photographics PHOTO LOCATIONS Castle Hill and Museum SPECIAL MEMORIES My brothers singing for me when I walked down the aisle and my brother doing a traditional Samoan Fire Knife Dance – it was a spectacular way to end the night! HONEYMOON Fiji Denarau. Fiji is amazing; it was so relaxing to get away and the weather was just beautiful. We drank cocktails on the beach and chilled out.
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Makeup artist Dana Zolli’s passion for results-orientated skin care and professional makeup has made Bellanova Skin & Makeup Studio grow to become one of our most sought after wedding makeup specialists. Dana, tells us what should a bride look for when booking their makeup artist? Firstly, look for a makeup artist with professional qualifications and experience! Secondly, ensure they use professional grade photochromatic makeup for high definition photography and film. Finally, make sure you have a trial, so you know exactly how you will look on your special day. In your 10 years experience, what do you think most brides want from their wedding makeup? I find most brides want to look like themselves at their most beautiful. To achieve this we use mostly neutral tones, contouring for definition and nothing too shiny. This look doesn’t date and when they look back on their photos in 20 years they will be happy with what they see. What do you love most about doing makeup for weddings? I love making people feel good about themselves and the look on their face when they see themselves in the mirror is just wonderful! Do you have any expert tips for Townsville’s brides-to-be on skin care preparation for their big day? I always tell my brides the better your skin the less foundation you need to wear. So it’s important to start looking after your skin at least six months out from the wedding date. I recommend that they speak to a skincare professional for the best advice. The night before I recommend they exfoliate and apply a hydrating mask to plump their skin.
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Townsville couples have long turned to the Mercure Townsville as their ideal wedding destination. The Mercure Townsville’s unwavering dedication to making dreams become your reality is their speciality. Their array of reception venues will provide a beautiful start to your everlasting union after you exchange your vows in their unique surroundings. The Mercure Townsville’s Ruth Prideaux said a personal Wedding Coordinator is also on offer to assist you on your special day. “Our professional team will take care of your every need from the ceremony through to the reception, assisting you with professionals to organise everything from makeup and flowers to music and themes,” said Ruth. “From a small intimate gathering to a large family gathering, we have the perfect venue to suit.” The Mercure has a selection of various wedding packages to suit your needs and your budget; with options ranging from cocktail parties to sit down dinners including beverage packages and special accommodation rates for your guests. Imagine the perfect North Queensland wedding day with a backdrop of Lake Curralea, set amongst the Mercure’s lush, tropical gardens with one of the resorts impressive function rooms just steps away, set up to wine, dine and entertain you and your guests into the night. Organise for the wedding party and out of town guests to stay overnight in one of the Mercure’s contemporary rooms to round off your big day seamlessly. For wedding memories that will last for an eternity, please call and speak with the professional team at the Mercure Townsville on 4759 4900.
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The Mercure Townsville will provide a beautiful start to your everlasting union. Exchange your vows within our unique surroundings, then choose from an array of reception venues. From a small intimate gathering to a large family gathering, we have the perfect venue to suit.
Our professional team, including our onsite Wedding Coordinator, will work with you in making your dreams a reality.
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rUSTIc chArm wITh A rOmANTIc TOUch If you’re on the pre-wedding prowl for a unique location to make your perfect day a truly memorable event then halt your hunt. Just half an hour out of Townsville in an idyllic Australian outback setting, the Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms makes a stunning backdrop for your wedding. It’s quaint, rustic charm is certainly hard to deny. Owner Michelle Sharpe said the options for the perfect wedding day are endless! “There is an onsite Chapel set in a quiet area of the property just a short walk from THE SHED – our rustic function area,” Michelle said. “The site is blessed and can be utilised for vow renewals, baptisms and naming and commitment ceremonies but the location is ideal for a unique wedding.” Following the post-service photos, festivities continue on at THE SHED – with catering for an intimate event or up to 100 people easily and stylishly accommodated for by Michelle and her team. Michelle said there are varying options and styles of catering available. “A High Tea bridal shower could be a relaxed and wonderful start for family and friends,” she suggested. “Although we have provided some menu choices, we are happy to make changes to these options and can cater for special dietary requirements.” Celebrate your historic day on this likewise historic, pristine property. Your wedding can truly be a one of charm and elegance at the Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms. Visit Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms website at www.heritagetearooms.com.au to view The Chapel and The Shed.
Heritage Tea Rooms A romantic experience that will touch your soul.
Located at the top of Hervey’s Range west of Townsville and set amidst the peace and tranquility of the Australian Outback, Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms is the perfect setting for your wedding.
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The moment of a lifetime should always be perfect. Which is why at Holiday inn Townsville, we’ll plan your wedding with you in mind. From our menu selections and modern reception rooms, to small thoughtful touches, we’ll make sure your wedding is special from start to end. Let’s be honest, forever can be so much fun. All inclusive packages from * pp.
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Weddings should be an unforgettable experience for all those involved and the Watermark on the Strand is the ideal venue to help create those moments that will be etched in your memory for a lifetime. Big or small, formal or casual, stand up or sit down; with its inner-city location and idyllic outlook, the Watermark is sure to make its mark on your special day. As a destination for locals and tourists alike, the Watermark has become a beacon on Townsville’s shoreline – guiding its patrons to its hub of blissful beverages, fantastic food and great times. Its chic yet relaxed facade is a Strand icon frequently abuzz with diners and drinkers with a variety of areas offered to accommodate the perfect wedding reception for you and your guests. Sales and Function Manager, Danielle Diacos says any couple’s catering needs are at the whim of their own desires. “Our private cocktail receptions are accompanied with elegant canapés designed by our Executive Chef using fresh seasonal produce; or you can design your own menu to suit your style or budget,” she explained. “The venues available offer you and your guests exclusive use of inside, outside or the whole restaurant and tavern areas for cocktail receptions of up to 500 guests or dinners of up to 200 guests.” Audio visual requirements can also be catered for, while easy, undercover parking is available out the rear of the venue as well as plentiful on-street parking out the front. Danielle said the dedicated team at the Watermark are all about versatility and adaptability. “The tailor made, all inclusive packages are designed to make a wedding reception run as effortlessly as possible to allow the couple and their guests to sit back, relax and enjoy their day,” she said. “And to make sure that happens, a wedding coordinator will be onsite to take care of the newlyweds and their guests the entire time.” With their beautiful location, reputation of fine food and outstanding service, it’s not just their job at the Watermark to make your big day one to remember; it’s their aspiration.
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For many engaged couples, the lead up to the wedding day often brings with it a blur of stress, panic and overwhelming expectations. Somewhere in the midst of that time, couples may feel that they begin to lose sight of what the real event is – a celebration and commitment of their love for each other. At Centacare Townsville, we provide the opportunity for couples to take some time out for each other and to explore the basic tools that a good marriage can be based on, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Centacare’s Marriage Preparation Course breaks open the concepts of what marriage is, and how to keep the marriage thriving for many years to come. The course is broken up into three sessions – two group sessions (with other engaged couples) and one individual session. Through brief presentations and activities, we examine topics such as: • Helpful ingredients in marriage • Love languages • Relationship cycle • The impact of stress • Communication • Conflict resolution. During the first group session the couples complete the FOCCUS inventory which is designed to gather your views on thirteen important aspects of marriage. Each couple is then able to discuss these views with each other in an individual session with a FOCCUS facilitator. The course aims to provide couples with an opportunity to raise their awareness of what helps marriages to be happy, healthy and fulfilling, and to discuss expectations of their marriage. If you are interested in enrolling in the course please call 4772 9000.
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Make Your Wedding Photos Into YOUR Whether you’re an amateur or professional at MyView Images we take pride in offering you the best, professional photo printing solutions in Townsville. Our services include: • Canvas printing, liquid laminating and stretching • Fine Art Printing using Canson Infinity, Hahnemuhle and Museo Fine Art Papers • Acrylic wall hangings European style • Acrylic Block Face Mounting • iBlocks – 40mm photo mounting system for hanging or standing • Block Mount photos on 20mm Kappa board with satin laminate and black or white edging • Greeting Cards personalised, photo quality All printing produced inhouse using Canon 12 colour 17”, 24” or 44” printers
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with style, delicious cuisine & wonderful service Situated entirely over the majestic waters of the Townsville Marina, The Pier Restaurant is spacious with its floor to ceiling windows. Offering superb views of the yachts, harbour and marina by day and by night, it is the ultimate dining experience. The spectacular sunsets provide a magnificent backdrop for diners, functions & events. • Fully licensed with a large bar • Seating up to 130 people • Closed functions available 7 days a week (minimum of 80 guests) • Dance floor • Room for a band • Selection of menus BOOK ONLINE: www.pierrestaurantandbar.com.au
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