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Meet Con Makris The new wind in Marina Mirageâ€™s sails
Features 010 M is for Makris 017 Men of the Moment 024 Same-Same but Different 032 My Story Fashion 040 Fashion News 042 Street Style 044 Local Style Beauty 048 Beauty News 054 On Shelf 056 Fit Bit 058 Man Vs Ageing Business 062 Talking Business 068 Business News Lifestyle 074 Abode Update 086 Food and Wine News 088 Recipes 094 Dining Review 096 Drink 099 GCM’s Favourite Places to Dine 110 Travelbug 114 Radar 116 Drive Guide Every issue 06 What’s On 026 Entertainment 028 Music 030 Culture 119 Socials
It’s our annual Man Issue! See some of our favourite Gold Coast sportsmen in our Men of the Moment shoot on page 17. IMAGE: SHANNON ECKSTEIN shot by aleeceyoung.com
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gcm FROM THE EDITOR
Oh boy! Welcome to the annual ‘man issue’ of Gold Coast Magazine. This issue signifies our third dedicated to the Gold Coast male in as many years and I have to say it is up there as one of my favourite issues of the year to compile. Let’s start with our cover man, Con Makris. As the new owner of Marina Mirage, Mr Makris is the talk of the town. With the recent announcement of his newly acquired ownership, we took time out to get to know the man behind the Makris Group by spending a few hours in Marina Mirage with Con and his wife, Carol. Needless to say, the tenants at Marina Mirage are breathing a huge sigh of relief now that Con is on board as this man sure has big plans to restore the centre. Watch this space. Con wasn’t the only man we spoke with during the process of compiling this issue.Turn now to page 17 for our Men of the Moment tribute featuring some of our favourite Gold Coast sportsmen. Some of them you will instantly recognise and others, well you will be seeing a lot more of them in the near future. Plenty of man-hours went into this issue and to help out we enlisted the assistance of a few special contributors. See Jason Murakami’s article on Riveria CEO Wes Moxley on page 62 and Adam Bastow’s tongue-in-cheek account of what you should be drinking this Winter on page 96. Paul Uhlmann also came on board to kick-start our architecture section (see page 76) and don’t miss Paul Maric’s review of the all new Aston Martin Rapide S on page 114. Winter on the Gold Coast provides the perfect environment to explore our local eateries. There is the perfect venue for every occasion, but don’t take my word for it, turn to page 85 for five pages of restaurant recommendations. Take your pick, you won’t be disappointed. Other highlights in this issue include a brilliant prize thanks to Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa to celebrate our annual reader survey. Visit goldcoastmagazine.com.au for information on how to complete the survey and be in the running to win this indulgent prize.
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Cover Con Makris shot by Jess McDonald from aleeceyoung.com. Makeup by Brie Stevenson from aleeceyoung.com. Con wears Hugo Boss sports jacket $899, Hugo Boss long-sleeve T-shirt $169 and Brax jeans $249 from John Forsyth for Men, Marina Mirage. Phone 07 5532 0411. Thank you to the team at Johnson Motor Yachts for allowing us to shoot on their 2012 release 65 Johnson icon. For more information on this magnificent boat visit johnsonmotoryachts.com.au.
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gcm what’s on
Caravan, Camping and Fishing Expo
Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Accommodating local and national businesses, this expo showcases the latest in quality products and services for your outdoor adventures. The event includes free entertainment, onsite food courts and amazing prizes to be won. Visit australianevents.com.au.
Run for a personal cause or to fundraise at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon. With a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world, it’s time to dust off your running shoes and get moving. Visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au.
Gold Coast Greek Festival
The biennial Gold Coast Greek Festival returns to Evandale Park for its 11th year of cross-cultural celebration. Enjoy Greek cooking, entertainment and activities from 9:30pm to 5pm. Get the family together and enjoy this fantastic community event.
LumiAir Jupiters Casino
An incredible cirque-style production filled with an extraordinary cast of characters, breathtaking acrobatics and thrilling scenes that will leave you captivated. This event brings the Gold Coast 40 elite performers in one extraordinary high energy and stunning visual performance. Visit jupitersgoldcoast.com.au.
Elvis Viva Surfers Paradise
Get involved in a weekend of entertainment and celebrate everything Elvis. From his music, films and fandom, right down to Elvis-era memorabilia collections. Kick off your blue suede shoes and be transported to a time before this one. Visit surfersparadise.com.
Splendor in the Grass
This festival runs over three monumental days in Byron Bay, showcasing over 80 of the hottest acts. View performers as you’ve never see them before such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Empire of the Sun, Boy & Bear, and many more. With a lineup like this, the question isn’t can I go, but when. Visit splendourinthegrass.com.
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Jeans for Genes Day
RSPCA Cupcake Day
Fire up your ovens for a good cause. Register your involvement, bake up a cupcake storm, sell as many as you can around your community and help support the RSPCA. Understand the importance of animals in our lives and do your part to help. Visit rspcacupcakeday.com.au.
Grab your jeans and take a stance against childhood disease. Wear your jeans and help to raise funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders. Every dollar counts and may just help save a child’s life. Visit jeansforgenes.org.au.
08-16 Gold Coast Eisteddfod
The 31st Annual Trinity Lutheran College Art
Now in its 31st year, the Annual Trinity Lutheran College Art and Craft Exhibition is a must-visit. Running from August 3-4 with designer market stalls, kids’ activities and artists’ demonstrations, there is something for the whole family. Opening night kicks off on August 2 with special guest Kym Hart. Phone 07 5556 8200.
The 32nd Gold Coast Eisteddfod is upon us. Sections include dance, piano and vocal, right through to special needs.The competition begins on the 8th and for a small entrance fee, all are welcome to come along and watch the outstanding talent. For a program phone the Gold Coast Eisteddfod office on 07 5689 1651 or visit goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au.
Sunday Session at Tonic on Chirn
Broadbeach Jazz Festival Featuring outdoor stages and artists performing throughout Broadbeach venues, this 5th annual festival is one we’ve been waiting for all year. Brought to you by the team of Blues on Broadbeach, this event requires no tickets, so grab a friend and spend some time listening to the amazing jazz this event has to offer. Visit broadbeachjazz.com.
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Beat the Winter blues with a Sunday session at Tonic on Chirn. Kicking off late afternoon, the Sunday session is signified by fantastic drink and tapas specials plus live music. This bustling little bar is fast gaining a reputation for serving up the best cocktails on the Coast. Find out why for yourself. Visit toniconchirn.com.au.
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gcm COVER STORY with Aimee Ley Con wears Paul & Shark suede jacket $1599, Paul & Shark shirt $269 and Brax jeans $249 from John Forsyth for Men, Marina Mirage. Phone 07 5532 0411. Carol wears her own clothes.
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MAKRIS Photography: Jess McDonald from aleeceyoung.com. Hair and makeup: Brie Stevenson from aleeceyoung.com.
Con Makris stands proudly out front of Marina Mirage posing patiently for our photographer. Time in front of a camera is not this man’s forte, but he is clearly over the moon, having just added his first Gold Coast property, Marina Mirage, to his long list of retail purchases. “You know the M stands for Makris,” he laughs jokingly, pointing to the Marina Mirage logo. “It’s just meant to be.” Shopping centres are what Con Makris knows best. He owns several around Australia after cutting his teeth as an 18-year-old purchasing small businesses such as bakeries, fruit and vegetables markets and chicken shops. Marina Mirage, Con says, is the jewel in his property portfolio crown, his favorite “fillet of land in the world” as he fondly calls it. Property billionaire Con Makris has been holidaying on the Gold Coast since the early ‘90s.Together with wife and life partner of 30 years Carol, the pair would dock their boat, aptly named Lady Carol at Marina Mirage and spend their days lapping up the lavish lifestyle the Gold Coast had to offer. They would eat at the centre’s restaurants by night and drink coffee at the cafes bordered by the famous Broadwater by day. Con loved it here, however, it was never in his wildest dreams did he think that he would one day own the place. Con’s story of success is not one you hear often. He came to Australia solo as a 16-year-old, no small feat on its own, and started manual labour work in a steel factory. Despite lacking any source of parental guidance, Con had big dreams and within two years he had purchased his first business, what was to become the first of many.There was a supermarket, a fruit and vegetable store, multiple fish and chip shops and even training in a Chinese restaurant that followed before Con started a chain of popular chicken shops in country Victoria and South Australia. It wasn’t until the early ‘80s that Con sold his chicken chain and purchased his first shopping centre in his home town of Adelaide, which turned out to be a huge success for the young entrepreneur. These fruitful beginnings allowed Con to line his pockets for further expansion of his then
modest property portfolio at a time when retail yields were higher than any other form of property. With a few years of experience under his belt in the early ‘90s, Con started The Makris Group, which is today the largest privately owned family retail property group in South Australia. It’s a family business with property holdings all over Australia, with particular concentration in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. However, now the property giant has turned his attention to Queensland, and in particular our sunny Gold Coast, with the acquisition of his first Queensland address at Marina Mirage. It’s a move that has plenty of Gold Coast locals talking and excitement is mounting as to what exactly Con has planned not only for Marina Mirage, but what his entry to the Gold Coast market will mean for the city. It is a time of angst peppered with excitement for businesses that line the famous Seaworld Drive. For months now the area has been subject to prospective development rumours, with talks of the cruise ship terminal and casino in the pipeline. Now with the entry of Con, this strip of land, or fillet, could potentially become the new focus for high-end development on the Gold Coast. “Where Marina Mirage is located is the best fillet of land in the world, not just Australia,” explains Con. “The potential
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of this place is gold and it is just a matter of time before it explodes here with development, good development. The council has to be careful that everything that is done is high class. Not just giving it to people who aren’t prepared to spend a lot of money to do it. If they do that then the future of the Gold Coast will be unbelievable. “A lot of people who travel don’t know about the casino and the cruise ships that are coming, plus there is another opportunity with the Commonwealth Games.The Games will put Queensland on the world map.This will increase tourists, not only from China, India and Malaysia, but we are going to start getting them from America and Europe.The Government has to promote a little bit more to show to the world how beautiful Australia is. “Everyone is talking about Greece and the Greek islands and how beautiful they are, which they are, but it’s nothing like what we have here in Australia with the white sand and clean water. The lifestyle that we have here is second to none. I am very excited about Marina Mirage.” And he isn’t the only one. Marina Mirage has gained a reputation as the premier destination for luxury labels and the best dining venues on the Gold Coast. Since its inception in 1988 by the late Christopher Skase, Marina Mirage has weathered its fair share of financial storms, especially in recent years after changing hands several times and before going into receivership. However, now tenants at Marina Mirage can breathe a sigh of relief as Con takes his place as the owner of Marina Mirage. He calls himself “the best landlord in Australia” and Con is out to prove to Marina Mirage tenants and Gold Coast locals alike that he is committed to the further growth and prosperity of the centre. “I have a lot of time for retailers,” says Con.“I came from retail and I care about the tenants and because of that I try and help them. I listen to them.You help people that need help. “I have already spent a lot of time in the centre, having coffee with the locals and tenants and finding out what they want from Marina Mirage. Many tenants have been at the centre for several years so I want to find out what it is they believe Marina Mirage needs to thrive again.” Since finalising the purchase on New Year’s Eve, Con has purchased a condominium just next-door at Palazzo Versace, yet another sign he is committed to the fruition of his most recent purchase. Con says he has big plans for the centre “because I can see my future here”.And with a little love, a lot of planning and good management he believes he can bring the centre back to its former glory. Although Con admits there is not a lot of work to be done physically on the centre after the $40 million refurbishment in 2009, there are plenty of plans he is looking forward to implementing in the near future, especially the tenancy mix, which he says needs to be strengthened. “I would like to see more takeaway shops out the front of the
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Con wears Hugo Boss sports jacket $899, Hugo Boss longsleeve T-shirt $169 and Brax jeans $249 from John Forsyth for Men, Marina Mirage. Ph 07 5532 0411.
centre to add a convenience factor, and to me that will appeal to the people who are going to Sea World,” explains Con. “A lot of people today don’t want to go out to restaurants every night, they want something casual and we have to provide for that. By doing this, the centre will become more alive. “I would like to see more shops opening of a night, especially cafes. It would be great to have a piano bar and an oyster bar and an area for young people. I want to see this shopping centre a hive of activity at night.” There is no doubt all eyes are on the centre as one of Australia’s retail giants works his magic on his new project. “Just give me a little bit of time and people will see a big difference here,” says Con.
“Marina Mirage is the place to be, this is the life.”
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MEN OF THE MOMENT Photograhpy: Jess McDonald from aleeceyoung.com. Hair and makeup: Brie Stevenson from aleeceyoung.com. Styling: Alina Pedko. Words: Aimee Ley.
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Current reigning Kelloggâ€™s NutriGrain Ironman Shannon Eckstein grew up with the sand between his toes and the sounds of crashing waves echoing in his ears. Now a member of Northcliffe Surf Club and with a heady list of achievements under his belt, including seven Kelloggâ€™s Nutri-Grain IronMan series and five Australian ironman titles, Shannon is turning his focus to educating and nurturing the younger generations through his ironman clinics. The clinics take him all over Australia teaching seven to 17-year-olds about what it takes to be an ironman, including training, discipline and nutrition. With a small family of his own, Shannon knows the importance of every child being able to look after themselves in the surf, regardless of whether or not they have dreams to become an ironman or ironwoman.
Shannon wears Tommy Hilfiger shirt (stylists own) and his own jeans.
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Gold Coast Titans’ CoCaptain
As the Gold Coast Titans’ co-captain alongside Greg Bird, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for born and bred Queenslander Nate Myles. The 28 year-old from Cairns has been kicking around football clubs since he was six and is finally finding his feet in the Gold Coast team. Just last year Nate was selected to play in all three matches of the 2012 State of Origin series and was awarded the coveted Wally Lewis Medal as man of the series. Later in the year at the 2012 Dally M Awards, Nate was named the NRL’s second-row forward of the year. He was also named the 2012 Gold Coast Titans season’s best player and awarded the club’s annual Paul Broughton Medal. At time of going to print Nate has been selected to play in two of the three 2013 State of Origin series. Nate wears his own jeans and Spanish Caravan shirt.
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Junior World Champion Surfer Coolangatta local Jack Freestone is celebrated as one of our future surfing stars. And as one of only two Australian juniors to win the World Championship (the other being Joel Parkinson) this is a good indication of what is yet to come. Jack took out the ASP World Junior Championship in both 2010 and 2012 and has since continued to show the surfing world he is a name to be remembered. Funnily enough Jack started out as a footy fanatic, however once given a second-hand board when he was 10 years old he was hooked on the surfing life that he has made his own.
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World Champion Muay Thai Boxer After over 20 years in the industry and over 114 fights, John Wayne Parr is considered a Muay Thai legend. John Wayne started his fighting career in Taekwondo aged 11 before moving on to Muay Thai at age 13. When he was old enough, Wayne moved to Thailand to train fulltime. He ended up staying for four years, training twice a day, seven days a week. Since his return to Australia, Wayne has travelled the world as an esteemed fighter appearing on the 2007 series of The Contender Asia, battled some of the best fighters on the planet and has had over 45 of his fights aired on Fox Sports in Australia. He runs a successful gym in Burleigh Heads and has the opportunity to travel overseas teaching his skills at seminars. After a brief stint in retirement last year, Wayne is back in the ring, with his next fight scheduled for July 6 against Marco Pique in the main event of the third instalment of Caged Muay Thai.
John Wayne wears Calvin Klein cotton pant $69.95, available at Calvin Klein Marina Mirage.
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gcm ISSUES with Chloe Warne
Same-Same Currently, one of the largest social activist campaigns throughout the world is that of equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) community. Men, women, children, grandparents, celebrities, politicians and students of numerous sexual orientations are joining the fight for equality. Many label the prevalent roadblocks as absurd. In 50 years’ time, will our grandchildren question the ridiculousness of two men forbidden to marry as we do now of prohibiting a black woman to use the same bathroom as a white woman? Seven out of 10 Australians believe same-sex marriage should be legalised, yet Australian law says it can’t. It’s evident that the conflict between Australia’s social and political spheres is creating confusion over the lingering presence of homophobia in this country. While much of Australians younger population believe homophobia has been overcome, in reality it’s still a substantial problem dominating news outlets daily.While bullying, discrimination, violence and abuse still occurs in Australia, a great deal of current media reporting concerns politicians. As our politicians frequently provide logically unsubstantiated arguments for their opposition to same-sex marriage, Australia’s social groups are left questioning the reasoning behind the laws they’re forced to live by. On a May 2012 episode of the ABC’s
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Q&A, Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey, begins by explaining to the audience and his fellow panel members that the most hurtful thing in politics is to hear something negative said about you or your family. Mr Hockey then goes on to say same-sex parents damage a child’s development. Finance Minister Penny Wong, the first openly lesbian member of the Australian Cabinet and parent of 19-month-old Alexandra with partner Sophie Allouache, joined Mr Hockey on the panel. An audience member questions the Shadow Treasurer on his conflicting statements. “Earlier you said you think all Australians are equal, but on Friday you said you wouldn’t vote for marriage equality because you believe children deserve a mother and a father, so, I was wondering if you could tell us and Senator Wong
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why you and Melissa make better parents than her and Sophie.” Mr Hockey responded by saying, “We have to aspire to give our children the very best circumstance and I believe that is a mother and a father”. He then says he doesn’t think gay parents are any lesser parents, despite his previous statement proving just the opposite. As a country, it’s difficult to move forward and evolve when our political leaders are unsure of their own positions. If children need a mother and a father, is Mr Hockey planning to ban singleparent adoption or perhaps remove children from parents who have divorced or who are under the care of one parent if the other has passed away? Senator Wong admitted she was hurt by the comments made, but swiftly responded, “I know what my family is worth”. In Australia, marriage falls under federal law. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed on multiple occasions that her position on the subject of equal marriage rights is unchanging as she supports the value of marriage between a man and a woman. This is despite Ms Gillard remaining in a long-term de-facto relationship and identifying herself as an atheist. The views of Australia’s major political parties have the ability to emotionally harm LGBTI and questioning youth. Being gay is different. Straight children aren’t made to feel the need to “come out” and inform their parents that they’re straight. Therefore the fact that gay children or adults do feel that need cements their understanding that it’s unusual and unexpected. In late 2010, Chris Tanti CEO of Headspace, a national youth mental health organisation, voiced his concern for the rise of LGBTIQ-related suicides to appalling levels, particularly men and women aged between 15 and 24. “If someone is Indigenous or same-sex-attracted the risk increases four fold,” he said.
The Queensland Liberal National Party has pulled $2.5 million in funding from the only HIV and LGBT health service in the State, Healthy Communities. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the group had stepped away from health promotion and become “too political”. In addition to HIV fundraising and awareness strategies, Healthy Communities fights for LGBT rights in an effort to reduce youth suicides that result from homophobic exposure. Many would argue that the prevention of LGBT suicide is classified as a health initiative. The Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) former managing director, Jim Wallace, argued marriage should stay “between a man and a woman” because “that’s what’s natural”. In May of this year, the ACL issued a statement that said same-sex marriage would lead to a new “stolen generation” and the teaching of homosexual intercourse in sex education classes. Last year the ACL made the interesting social evaluation that smoking was healthier than gay marriage. The Lobby’s current managing director, Lyle Shelton has condemned Labour backbencher Kevin Rudd’s recent backing of gay marriage, saying the Griffith MP hasn’t considered that a child’s identity will be lost if adopted by a same-sex couple. But, not all Christians are of the same opinion. Sydney Reverend Ben Gilmour criticised Mr Shelton’s remarks, labelling them “fear mongering”. Speaking at the 2011 ALP Conference, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek labels the move to legalise gay marriage as “recognition of the basic equality of all Australians”. She makes the salient point that marriage has, over generations, become a legal binding that is conducted and upheld in the eyes of the law. Ms Plibersek acknowledged,“All Australians should have the right to legal recognition of their relationships and the advantages and responsibilities that such legal recognition brings with it”. The Australian Labor Government has removed over 85 pieces of discriminatory legislation affecting same-sex couples in the areas of taxation, social security, health, superannuation, family law and more since coming to power in 2007. However, the Marriage Act remains an uncompromising blockade. The consciousness of Australians must be raised and the value of human solidarity understood. The social necessity of equality is one that, in reality, surpasses the identification of political party or generation. But, this evolution of acceptance is limited while Australian law promotes unreasoned inequality. Queensland resident Michael Slicker highlights the illogicality and absurdity of a fight for human rights in the 21st century. “I am a citizen, not a gay citizen, so I should be able to enter a marriage not a gay marriage. Kids have enough trouble growing up knowing that they are different without having to think about all the things that they’re not allowed to do because they’re gay. The Government is supporting a minority of people who promote fear and hate. It’s a dispute that should’ve died long ago.”
The views of Australia’s major political parties have the ability to emotionally harm LGBTI and questioning youth. Being gay is different. Straight children aren’t made to feel the need to “come out” and inform their parents that they’re straight. Therefore the fact that gay children or adults do feel that need cements their understanding that it’s unusual and unexpected.
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Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
This sequel to The Devil Wears Prada takes place eight years after the last story closed. Andy is now running her own successful bridal magazine with Miranda’s other ex-assistant, Emily. Andy is also on the verge of getting married. She should be happy, but soon she finds that the life she has built puts her back in Miranda’s path.
Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she shifts to her “other” life, a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different. Part psychological thriller, part romance, Shirvington has brought us one of the best books to be released this year.
Waiting to be heard by Amanda Knox
In November 2007, Knox had been studying in Italy when her roommate was brutally murdered. In 2009 after a controversial trial, she was convicted of the murder and imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. Four agonizing years later her conviction was overturned. Waiting to Be Heard is a personal memoir of misunderstandings and the miscarriage of justice.
Half Moon Bay by Helene Young
Ellie Wilding has been running from her past, but when the residents of Half Moon Bay call for help she knows it’s finally time to stop. As a storm rages and floodwaters rise, Ellie struggles to save her community. But who can she trust? The dangerously attractive stranger with all the secrets or an old friend who’s never let her down?
INFERNO by Dan Brown
From the international bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno is born. This new thriller is infused with history, art, codes and symbols. Based in the heart of Italy, Robert Langdon finds himself centred in the mysterious literary masterpiece of Dante’s Inferno. Battling an unknown adversary, Langdon must race to find answers and unlock secrets before the world is irrevocably altered.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up to bring you their hilarious new comedy The Heat. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. From Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids. Chicks At The Flicks: See it first at the Chicks at the Flicks Preview Screening on Wednesday July 3. Each guest receives a gift bag filled with girlie goodies and prefilm activities in the cinema foyer. Visit eventcinemas.com.au/events-promotions/ events/chicks-at-the-flicks for more information. WIN: GCM have three double passes to see The Heat at Chicks At The Flicks at Event Cinemas, Robina! Email email@example.com by July 2 for your chance to win. 26 July/August 2013
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m USIC ABBE MAY – Kiss My Apocalypse In a major departure from her previous album, Western Australia songstress Abbe May is back with Kiss My Apocalypse, a hauntingly sensual album that can only be described as dark, robotic pop. The songs are a dramatic mix of rock and roll, blues and eclectic pop. Lyrics like “love is a liar, love is a thief ” make betrayal an obvious theme that’s embedded in every track. But, while May’s subject matter shows heartbreak and despair, she’s no victim. This album is tough and unapologetic, lyrics and melody peeling back the connection between animalistic and brooding. It’s an album that doesn’t shy away from being completely raw and totally badass.
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On the eve of her attendance at the Byron Bay Writers Festival as a guest speaker, author Georgia Blain chatted to Logan Smith about her achievements and the challenges she has experienced as a writer. How did you get started as an author? I was someone who always wanted to be a writer, as I think all writers do. I was one of those kids who read voraciously. It took me a very long time to actually have the courage to start writing for publication or to get my work published. I did a lot of other jobs in the meantime. I started off as a journalist, and then I worked as a sub-editor, I finished a law degree and started working as a copyright lawyer, and finally in my late 20s I decided that it was time to give it a proper go. I wrote a novel part time while I was working. I was really lucky because I received a mentorship through the Australian Society of Authors, which was hugely instrumental for me in being able to finish that first work, getting it published and getting it to a state where I could submit it. What was it like getting your first novel published? It was fantastic. I think your first novel is incredibly exciting because you’re not so aware of the many pixels that come as a writer, and so you kind of hit the world with this great optimism. It felt like a huge achievement to have done something that I always wanted to do. You’ve recently wrote a non-fiction autobiography novel? It’s called Birth, Deaths, Marriages. It is a series of short pieces. I wanted to write about the big things and the small things in life. The big things like death and madness. The smaller things like dealing with a misbehaved dog, falling in love, the decision to have children or not or trying to keep a relationship going. Basically all these things that people encounter in life.The aim was to write a series of small pieces that address each of these issues. I suppose to kind of look at the normal, the everyday.
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What is the greatest achievement for you as a writer? I think it’s a very tough industry and I feel enormously grateful to have survived for as long as I have. I don’t think you ever sit back and think that now you’ve got one book published you’re going to get all of them published. Each one presents its own challenges and its joys and for me it’s looking back and thinking that I have managed to survive for this long and have managed to keep getting work published.
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It’s a journey I’ve always dreamt of doing, but never had a good enough reason to do it. I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea of hauling a set of breasts across Antarctica to raise awareness for Katie and also to raise funds for her charity of choice, the McGrath Foundation. I rang Katie straight away and said “I have this image in my head of a big set of pink boobs crossing a massive ice field”. She loved it. Katie and I have been friends since I began treating her dogs 15 years ago. She has two little Jack Russell cross Pugs, so we always joke that I’ve been looking after Katie’s jugs for a while now. She was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and was clear for a year, but it came back when she was 34. Getting involved in this project has given Katie an incredible new lease on life.
I’ve been attaching my expeditions to charities since 2004. One of my biggest adventures was when I assisted in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami. After watching two days of coverage, I knew I had to be there. I jumped on a plane, paid a guy to smuggle me into Aceh and spent two weeks translating for doctors and patients. The experience was a turning point, one that very nearly derailed me, but that was also the making of me. I’d lost a friend up there who I’d been nursing with tetanus and whose family died in the tsunami. He disappeared from the hospital ward, but I never believed he’d died. Back home, my incredibly wise and perceptive wife told me, after three months, to go back and find Haliden. I went back, I found him, and we’ve been friends ever since.
Coming home, I was back in the rat race. I was in danger of losing my own family, not from a tsunami, but from working too hard. So, I bought a sail boat online from
Trinidad and spent the next three years on the ocean with my wife and three young kids. After that, I was off on a trip every 12 to 18 months. I’ve done multiple crossings of Kokoda, used wind power to cross the Sahara Desert and taken on the Simpson Desert just to name a few.
My wife, Sarah, is beginning to regret offering her breasts as inspiration. I thought,“Why not drag a set of boobs that mean something to me”. So, after Sarah agreed to be moulded, we took that mould to a boat maker who put the boobs into a digitiser and magnified them by 48. Sarah’s a bit embarrassed, but she’s pleased with how perky they are. It’s funny, I actually got in the shower the other day and had an immediate vision of ice and cold, so there’s now a bit of a negative association with my wife’s breasts.
Kate wouldn’t be here today if she didn’t know her own body. That’s what we want to get across. It’s so important to be aware and to be able to recognise any changes in your own breasts, regardless of how old you are. Kate was 31 when she first found a lump. She went to eight different doctors before she was taken seriously. Our goal for this expedition is to promote the importance of being breast aware and, more specifically, generate $1 million dollars to increase the number of McGrath breastcare nurses here in Australia from 83 to 150. All of the pain and suffering Katie’s been through in the past four years is inspiration enough to put aside any physical discomfort I may feel to ensure I make the crossing. This adventure is a cheeky look at an incredibly serious issue that affects millions of Australian women. To support Geoff and the Pink Polar Expedition visit mcgrathfoundation.gofundraise.com.au/page/ pinkpolar to donate.
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7D Cinema 7D Cinema brings the latest and most exciting virtual movie entertainment to Surfers Paradise. Experience the amazing movements of their simulator platform, seating up to nine people per thrilling short ride movie session. Put on the interactive 3D glasses and choose from 10 different movies with tremendous special effects, from a rollercoaster ride in space to a plummeting trip along the Chinese Wall. 7D Cinema is open daily from 10am to 10pm. It’s an amazing experience to enjoy with family and friends. No bookings are required, come in and have fun. Located at 6/34 Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5538 8308 or visit 7dcinema.com.au.
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With over 120 specialty shops complemented by both an alfresco dining precinct and an exciting entertainment precinct, Centro Surfers Paradise offers a memorable shopping experience. For your convenience, the centre offers a Woolworths supermarket and an Australia Post retail centre. You’ll find interesting and unique shops to explore, with everything from beach, swim and resort wear to funky fashion and carefree casual all under one roof. Located on Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5592 0155 or visit centrosurfersparadise.com.au.
Racecentre Racecentre,Australia’s most advanced racing simulation centre, gives drivers the most realistic racing experience possible. The Racecentre team provides a dynamic racing experience for individuals and groups to race against each other in real-time virtual racing. Drivers can choose between F1, V8, Rally, Drift or Formula Ford before selecting their preferred race track from hundreds located within Australia and worldwide. Racecentre’s simulators are the same used by professional race drivers for training and practice, with full-motion movements, three HD surround screens and surround sound that reverberates through the chassis. Open 10am to 10pm daily and located at 26 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise.To book, phone 07 5538 8008 or visit racecentre.com.
SkyPoint Climb is the must do Surfers Paradise adventure. Lasting 90 minutes from beginning to end and featuring an awe-inspiring, open-air adventure atop one of Queensland’s most recognised landmarks, the iconic Q1 Resort Tower. Reaching 270 metres into the air, SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb. It provides unparalleled 360-degree views of stunning Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast. Guests can climb during the day or at dusk. Climb prices vary from $69 to $109. SkyPoint Climb is located at 3003 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise. For more information, phone 07 5680 7700 or visit skypointclimb.com.au.
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Dracula’s Cabaret has amped up the entertainment with their new Sin & Tonic production. This show brings to the Gold Coast an adult only evening of sexy burlesque, wild aerobatics, crazy waiters and live jazz music. The show you have known and loved has been ‘revamped’ and is now wilder, edgier and even madder. Arriving at Dracula’s Cabaret you are immediately enthralled by the atmosphere of the building, with oversized structures and a themed layout at every turn. Walking up the grand staircase, a Titanic replica, showtime viewers are greeted by bloodstained, fanged Draculettes and caged dancers. Upstairs a grand bar is spread out against the far wall with a lounge opposite.Antique chairs, themed wall structures, props and staff leave the room feeling both eerily fascinating and breathtakingly exciting. After grabbing a drink, listening to the live jazz band and taking in the sights, board the terrifying Ghost Train Ride into the theatre for your unforgettable enjoyment of Dracula’s newest and latest show Sin & Tonic. The director of the show, Haydie Newman, daughter of Dracula’s original founders, says Sin & Tonic has undergone a wild and sexy transformation.The new show is a sexier, burlesque-themed evening formatted similar to post-war Berlin theatre, with aerialist acrobatics, circus carnival acts, live jazz, wild waiters, heart-racing dance moves and uncontrolled comedy riveting you to your seat. With the dance moves dipping into edgier and more daring places, choreographer Phillipa Harrison was flown in from Melbourne to work with the cast. “She spent a week with us,” explains Haydie.“Raunchy is a good word for the show. The girls are fabulous dancers, but along with that there is a gimmick involved in every dance act. The music is very edgy, and with the fabulous costumes it’s definitely different from what we’ve had before and from what everyone has seen with us before.” Dracula’s began over three decades ago, bringing the Gold Coast a uniquely themed theatre production. 36 July/August 2013
Continuing on in their parent’s successful footsteps, the three Newman children; Paul, Marc and Haydie, have taken over and continue to provide exceptional entertainment and service to Dracula’s customers.“It is very much a family affair,” explains Haydie, with her brother Marc in charge of writing, producing and directing, and her other brother Paul in charge of all of the mechanics and technical side of the production. The theatre offers table dining seating, as well as VIP tiered seating above where you can enjoy a three-course meal with a choice of four main courses. Drink service continues throughout the night, with full table service. There is no wrong seat in the room, with each area offering only a different and exciting viewpoint. Viewers are warned to keep a watch out behind and above them, as this show doesn’t remain on the stage.Their exceptionally entertaining and wild staff brings the show straight to your seat. The best thing about a visit to Dracula’s is that the entertainment begins from the moment you enter the front door. The newest show focuses on keeping the enjoyment going all night, with bite-sized non stop entertainment. “By the end of the night people will be bursting to use
the restroom because they won’t want to leave the room,” said Haydie. Each show is tried and tested in Melbourne, running for one year before coming to the Coast. Haydie says burlesque is a huge theme and coveted entertainment at the moment. “We have been around a long time, and I guess it’s just going back over the style that my parents once did years ago.Their shows were always a bit edgy and an adult-only type of style. This year we have tried even harder to really amp up the edginess. It’s a great name, and it really sums up the show. It’s got a little bit of sugar, a little bit of spice and it’s a bit sour in places.The comedy is wild and the costumes are fabulous, although there are not a lot of the costumes on the girls.The majority of the costumes are shoes and feathers,” said Haydie. It is undoubtedly the Dracula’s wait staff that truly turns this already exceptional performance into an unforgettable event. Sin & Tonic is the night out you simply must have, with great food, burlesque-style dance, jazz music, drinks and laughter continuing throughout the night. Book your tickets now, go on… I dare you. Sin & Tonic is now showing. Visit draculas.com.au for ticket information.
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Man maintenance need not be a drag. We chat to Gold Coast model Sam Wallace about his regime on page 48. Image: Sam Wallace from Division Model Management shot by aleeceyoung.com.
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You may recognise this face from the 2012 season of Channel 10’s Big Brother, however, now Gold Coaster Sam Wallace is trying his hand at modelling. Having recently signed with local agency Division Model Management, we caught up with Sam to decipher his beauty and maintenance regime.
What is your current beauty routine? It’s really simple. I go for a 30-minute morning walk followed by a hot shower and moisturiser.
Any special dietary requirements? Diet is a really important one for me. It consists of six wholesome meals each day full of protein, greens and water. However, life is about balance and we all get cravings!
What is your exercise regime like? As a personal trainer I could go on for days about the
importance of exercise.As I train quite often it is important to mix things up, so my exercise varies from weight training to boxing and even yoga and surfing.
What is your worst habit? Eating all the peanut butter and forgetting to replace it.
Do you do anything special to prepare for a photo shoot? It is as easy as getting a good night’s sleep and maybe listening to a few of my favourite tracks on the way to the shoot to pump up.
Do you have an essential beauty product? I think a beautiful swim in the ocean is sometimes all one needs. If my skin gets dry I am not afraid to moisturise, and of course, sunscreen is a must.
Maintenance Tricks It is often hard for blokes to man up and add a beauty routine into their day; time and ego often being contributing factors. So here are some simple beauty tricks for you to sneak into your daily routine. 1. Put a tube of sunscreen next to your keys so you remember to apply it before going out each day. 2. Purchase a good two-in-one shampoo and conditioner to cut down on time, still ensuring your hair is looked after. 3. Keep a hand cream in your car glove box to sneakily apply when you are stopped at the traffic lights. 4. Consolidate your skincare range and have it set up in order of use on the bathroom shelf so it will entice you to use them each day. 5. Keep a lip balm next to your bed and apply before sleeping to avoid cracked and chapped lips. SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 $73, available at Esteem Medi Spa. Phone 07 5539 1000 or visit esteemdayspa.com.au. Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Vitamin E Body Lotion $19.95, burtsbees.com.
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guy Ladies, it is a well-kept secret, but I am here to assure you that men actually DO care about how they look! Of course they are unlikely to admit that to you and much less likely to admit it to their mates. However, as a worldwide trend males are becoming an increasing percentage of the people making their way through the doors of plastic surgery offices. Now being men, they are mostly looking for a simple, quick fix that is convenient, painless and has no downtime. Basically… a magic wand! Sometimes it is a major life event like a divorce that makes them take a good, hard look at themselves in the mirror or simply being aware of an ageing appearance in a competitive workplace. But in any event, advances in plastic surgery have enabled tailoring of procedures and interventions to better suit the male psyche. Skincare is a good example. The young tradesman looking around among his senior workmates and seeing a litany of skin scars, ageing changes and unattractive growths may start to think long and hard about whether or not he wants his skin to go down that path.
to their minimal swelling, making the treatment less obvious. When it comes to surgical interventions, women still outnumber men, but the ratio is not as high as it once was. Men have always sought intervention for prominent ears and excessively large or poorly shaped nose.The ability to perform these surgeries as a day patient with a rapid recovery has particularly enhanced their appeal to the male. Men especially dislike Gynaecomastia, the over-growth of breast tissue that can occur as a result of performanceenhancing steroids or may occur spontaneously.This condition may be handled by means of liposuction in some cases, but otherwise can require direct excision through well-disguised incisions.
The male is unlikely to accept the multi-stage skincare process that is a routine part of female existence. But with modern cosmeceuticals an effective combination can be the simple use of a moisturising shave cream followed by an effective sunblock moisturiser, with perhaps topical antioxidants at night and some Retin A cream. Not only will this protect the skin from further sun-related ageing changes and deterioration, but it will also help to reverse some of the signs of “photo ageing” – the skin-ageing changes one sees as a result of sun exposure.
Similarly, liposuction is commonly sought by males to deal with those “love handles” that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise, or to better shape the abdomen. Again, day surgery with a rapid return to activity and work with minimal discomfort is possible.
Where previous sun exposure has resulted in significant discolorations to the skin with brown or red patches, a series of no downtime treatments with pulsed light sources can have a subtle but distinct rejuvenative effect on the skin.
Brow lift surgery these days is most commonly performed via key-hole incisions, but the gentle brow-elevating effect of Botox in some people has made this procedure less requested. In any event, a somewhat low brow on a male doesn’t quite convey the tired look that it does on the female face.
It is probably in the field of non-surgical interventions that men have most embraced the recent advances. Botox has particularly been accepted by men due to the speed and convenience of this treatment and the absence of downtime. It helps to soften those heavy frown lines and entrenched crow’s feet. Use of Botulinum toxin to treat excessive sweating of the armpits has also been welcomed by men who don’t like their shirt dripping wet by time they walk out the door. When facial lines have been there a bit too long they may need more than just relaxing to ease them away. Here use of HA fillers can gently smooth the area with minimal disruption to daily routines. These injections are also effective for improving pencil-thin lips and ageing, deflated cheeks, and the newer products are particularly applicable to men due 52 July/August 2013
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most common facial rejuvenative procedures that males request. The procedure can be done through inconspicuous incisions as a day patient and dark glasses can be your best friend for the first 10 days!
Rejuvenation of the ageing male face and neck can require some alteration to the standard facelift incisions. This can be to prevent excessive shift of beard skin or to preserve the less fulsome male head of hair. However, again hospitalisation for no more than a single night and minimisation of bruising helps the male to fit this procedure into his lifestyle. Women do have the advantage here with their more adept use of makeup, concealing long hair and the occasional scarf. Men are more likely to want to “disappear” for that first week. The art of the plastic surgery consult is to match the procedure to the individual’s needs and lifestyle, and this is especially true for men. So cosmetic surgery? Well yes, these days, it can be a guy thing.
It is probably in the field of non-surgical interventions that men have most embraced the recent advances. Botox has particularly been accepted by men due to the speed and convenience of this treatment and the absence of downtime. It helps to soften those heavy frown lines and entrenched crowâ€™s feet.
Dr Terrence Scamp is located at Esteem Medi Spa Level 1, Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. Phone 07 5539 1000 or visit drscamp.com.au.
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There is nothing quite like the feeling of fresh morning air circulating through your respiratory system as you brave the chill for your morning exercise. Even though it can be that little bit harder to get out of bed as the temperature drops, a study shows doing so could serve you well indeed.
As we know, stress can place high demands on the body and your overall health, so taking time out of your day to get outdoors can greatly help. For more pronounced results, taking time to immerse yourself in a natural, healthy environment can be life-changing.
It’s been dubbed as “green ex” and refers to the benefits of exercising outdoors. The study (Gladwell et al. Extreme Physiology & Medicine 2013) shows that exercising in the great outdoors increases physical activity levels and increased enjoyment, with lower levels of perceived exertion.
The team at NuYu Total Health work predominantly in an outdoor environment with their clients, and chose two stunning locations for their retreats so they can make the most of the settings.
Just five minutes of outdoor exercise can have a remarkable effect on health, restoring mental fatigue, perceived health and greatly reducing stress levels.
“Rather than spending hours in the gym, I take my clients on bushwalks and rural hikes, to beautiful beaches and cliffs, and even cook outdoors to make the most of the environment,” says Shaun Cardillo, co-founder of NuYu. “I feel like this keeps clients motivated and can make exercise much more enjoyable for them, along with the mental benefits.” For more information on NuYu Total Health visit nuyutotalhealth.com.au. Gold Coast City Council offers a variety of outdoor exercise activities around the Coast. See the schedule at getactivegoldcoast.com.au.
Just five minutes of outdoor exercise can have a remarkable effect on health, restoring mental fatigue, perceived health and can greatly reduce stress levels.
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MAN Vs AGEING Peptides: part one
The hot topic in anti-ageing is peptides, but what the hell is a peptide? It’s a question all men are asking in the wake of such a huge anticlimax after speculation of peptide use by elite sportsmen. The truth is Essendon Football Club players were ahead of their time, and gee they must have exceptional skin. The media really did a right balls-up when first reporting on peptide supplements trying to find correlations to steroids and synthetic growth hormone drugs. So, I thought it’s my duty as Man vs Ageing to do some research into peptide supplements and report back to the good men of the GC. The first part of my research actually surprised me. Peptides are just amino acid chains, which are the building blocks for proteins. The chains of amino acids are held together by bonds of nitrogen and carbon. We supplement and consume amino acids in our diet every day. Chained amino acids (peptides) act as messengers in the cellular world by telling your cells what to do. Different scientifically produced chains of amino acids can work on specific areas of the ageing body on a cellular level. My first area of research led me to peptide chains used in anti ageing skincare. Short chain peptides are able to penetrate the epidermis and send signals to cells, informing them how to function. Collagen/elastin building peptides are essential in keeping the elasticity and firmness of skin intact. The inclusion of peptides as ingredients in anti-ageing products is pivotal for rebuilding diminished elasticity and firmness for more youthfullooking skin. Miscellaneous peptides can be used to effectively treat other skincare concerns such as dark under-eye circles, hyperpigmentation and inflammation. Most peptide skincare products can be found in Medispas and Medical Cosmetic Clinics. After my initial research into peptides that are used for active skincare I thought I would take the next step, which led me to peptides used for anti-ageing. One of the world’s best-kept secrets for optimal health is Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH is so instrumentally important that its decline as we age is directly related to our health and quality of life. Modern medicine is now recognising its decrease as a clinical syndrome called
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“Growth Hormone Deficiency Syndrome”. Replacing GH can revert an ailing body back towards a healthy and younger state. Certain peptide chains have the ability to naturally increase our GH levels to the optimal levels, which in turn reverse or at least slow down the ageing process. This process is much safer than taking a synthetic hormone to increase GH, as these products instigate a direct spike in hormone levels when first taken and then an instant plunge once the hormone has stopped being administered. Peptides work on your own body’s ability to increase its natural hormone levels, which takes a couple of weeks to see a positive result. Once peptides aren’t administered at the end of a cycle there is no massive drop in levels. Studies actually show that the decrease in your body’s hormone levels slowly decrease over months. In most cases they don’t revert directly back to baseline hormone levels. OK, enough of the scientific garbage! I’ve just been prescribed two specific peptides from a qualified doctor who specialises in anti-ageing. I’ve completed the bloodwork that he required and answered all the medical questions needed before a prescription. Next issue I will give you a week-to-week analysis on my results, a comprehensive breakdown on the peptides I am taking and the process I had to go through to get a peptide prescribed to me. This is really taking my work to another level! I’m excited and nervous, but can’t wait to see what all the hype is about. This is Man vs Ageing taking one for the team.
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The boat-building industry is creating big business on the Gold Coast. Read our chat with Wes Moxley, CEO of Riviera on page 62. (Image: The Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht in action)
Wes MoxLey is much more than a businessman. he is also a philosopher.
And it is his self-awareness of his place in this world that is fuelling the renaissance of one of the Gold Coast’s iconic luxury brands – Riviera. Mr Moxey, who started with the company in 1982 but resigned in 2008, rejoined the Gold Coast luxury boat builder in March last year as its new Chief Executive Officer after the company was purchased by Mr Moxey’s long-term friend and fellow Gold Coast businessman Rodney Longhurst. After only 15 months of new ownership and management Riviera staged its second annual four-day Festival of Boating at its 14-hectare headquarters in May this year, which resulted in an impressive 14 sales of its multi-million-dollar stock. This result, while not anticipated, is not surprising given the new direction of the company since the ownership change and Mr Moxey’s return. According to the company’s new CEO, the business that built 326 boats in 2008 and had revenues in excess of $410 million, had lost its way and needed to be brought back to a sustainable business model and its original core values. “When Rodney and I started discussing the potential purchase of Riviera we both agreed that we needed to take the company back so it could go forward,” Mr Moxey said. “We needed to go back to the size and fundamentals it had in 1991.That meant putting aside the fact that the company built 326 boats in 2008 and aim at building 55 boats a year and developing the business model around that target. “The other critical task was to change the culture and refresh the management team. A lot is said and written about company culture, but for us, it’s simple – it’s about caring about the detail of every facet of your business and in particular your people.” Attention to detail was something that was ingrained into Mr Moxey from an early age, having grown up on a dairy farm just outside of Newcastle. The youngest son of strict Methodist parents Eric and Marea, he was a
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gcm BUSINESS with Jason Murakami product of the Protestant ethic that emphasised respect, working
“Profit and profit alone should never be the cornerstone of a
extremely hard and being thankful for what you had.
This clean-living dogma was certainly challenged when at the
On their first day as the new ownership team in early March last
age of 15 he started work at Tomago to complete his shipwright
year Mr Longhurst’s first task was to personally clean and tidy up
apprenticeship at the Carrington Slipways.
the gardens and public car park area of the Riviera offices while
“My father suggested that I do a trade and when you lived in Newcastle a shipwright apprenticeship seemed the obvious choice,” Mr Moxey said. “Working in the Carrington Slipways made me grow up very quickly.” Five and a half years later, Mr Moxey had completed his apprenticeship and had won New South Wales Shipwright Apprentice of the Year along the way before deciding to relocate to the sunshine of Queensland. Mr Moxey joined part of his Queensland family who had already
Mr Moxey provided his first direction to his new team – “I want to see and sign off on every purchase order.” So while Mr Longhurst set about to restore the facility to its former manicured state, Mr Moxey got down to the business of reacquainting himself with his former company by signing off on more than 60 purchase orders on that first day. “I think that first day set the tone of the new ownership,” Mr Moxey said. “The team saw that Rodney was prepared to do whatever it takes to turn things around.
forged reputations in the Queensland boating industry with his
“By signing off on every purchase order from the first day I got
grandfather Oliver Harris, a Sunshine Coast trawlerman and shark-
a clear understanding about where the business was at and the
net contractor and uncle Bruce Harris, who was the Gold Coast
journey the business needed to take.”
shark-net contractor and who later designed the now famous Sharkcat boat.
When the issue of the recent 14 multi-million-dollar contracts are raised with Mr Moxey he quickly turns the conversation
“I started working as a shipwright again on the Gold Coast, but
to the development programs he plans to re-initiate with the
things were a bit quiet so I asked my Uncle Bruce where I should
surrounding high schools such as Helensvale High to give
go and he suggested I try Riviera for work” Mr Moxey said.
opportunities to northern Gold Coast youth in manufacturing.
“I learnt a lot from Uncle Bruce. He was always good for advice
Such mentoring programs are very close to Mr Moxey’s heart,
and guidance – very proud, very respectful and a man with a
who has a firm belief in a culture of inclusion and loyalty with
strong work ethic.”
In 1982 Mr Moxey joined Riviera founder Bill Barry-Cotter as a
A testament to this ideal is the success story of Riviera General
shipwright. After working in most departments he later took up
Manager Mr Scott Cumming who joined Riviera in 1989 as an
the position of production manager in 1987 and then managing
apprentice boatbuilder, and after working in all facets of the
director in 1998. After 22 years of successful operation Riviera
business was put through his MBA at Griffith University by Mr
was sold in 2002 to private equity interests headed by international
firms Gresham’s and GIC. Mr Moxey stayed on as the CEO of Riviera under the private equity ownership for some six years before resigning from the helm of the boat-building giant in August 2008. Nine months later and with the cold front of the Global Financial Crisis blowing ferociously in
“I want to see Gold Coasters do well,” Mr Moxey said. “Rodney and I love this city, its people and their resilience and attitude. We both are very proud Australians and want to see a strong future for all of our children here.”
America and Europe and the Australian domestic market bracing
There is no imperial data that could prove it, but one can only
itself for the onslaught, Riviera, like many other Australian export
think that the positive attitude of Wes Moxey and his philosophy
businesses, unfortunately went into receivership.
on life and business had a
If there is one thing that Mr Moxey learnt from the private equity ownership experience it’s that no manufacturing business should be predicated upon continuous double-digit annual growth. “The moment a commercial organisation replaces its philosophy and culture with a desire for continuous annual growth for shareholders then it’s the beginning of the end in my view,” Mr Moxey said.
strong hand in Riviera’s sales result of 14 multi-million-dollar contracts over the May Festival of Boating. As Mr Moxey said “If you think you can’t you’re probably right. If you think you can – anything is possible.” 63 July/August 2013
Paul Donovan Paul Donovan is a key player in the revitalisation and promotion of the Gold Coast. As Chief Operating Officer of the Gold Coast Airport, Paul is responsible for ensuring investor confidence and longevity for the Gold Coast. Paul Donovan talks to GCM about his passion for attracting and expanding airline partnerships. You have been with the company for over eight years. What past experience did you have before embarking on the role? I’ve been a part of the aviation and tourism industries for more than 35 years, and have held several executive appointments with airlines in Australia and New Zealand. When Gold Coast Airport Managing Director Dennis Chant approached me about this role the Gold Coast (and more specifically the airport), was on the cusp of significant growth. It was a great time to jump on board and help facilitate that growth. During your time on the Gold Coast you’ve been instrumental in the implementation of several exciting projects. What is the significance of these projects not only to Gold Coast Airport, but to the city as well? The runway extension in 2007 was really the beginning of significant growth in international visitation to the Gold Coast.This extension enabled us to actively pursue and secure our first long-haul international airline, AirAsia X. Since then Jetstar and Scoot have both introduced international services to Japan and Singapore respectively. A $100 million terminal redevelopment was completed in 2010 and it allowed us to better facilitate the significant growth to both domestic and international tourists to the Gold Coast in recent years. The Master Plan is a forward-thinking document spanning a 20year period. In line with the Airports Act 1996, Gold Coast Airport is required to prepare and publish an Airport Master Plan every five years.This plan provides government, industry and the community with an understanding as to future growth and development at Gold Coast Airport. You are responsible for growing airline partnerships with Gold Coast Airport. Why is this an important role? Airline partnerships are pivotal to any airport’s success. We have dedicated Business Development and Research teams that work with our existing airline partners to maintain and increase existing services, while also looking at potential opportunities for new services and/or airlines. We take a collaborative approach to our work that includes working closely with Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism Queensland to achieve our shared goal of increased visitation to the region.
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Are there any exciting future developments at Gold Coast Airport that you can share with our readers? Our focus now, leading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games, is to ensure that our existing infrastructure will be able to meet that demand. Over the next five years our team will be busy working with GOLDOC, our airline partners, Gold Coast Tourism, Gold Coast City Council and both State and Federal governments to ensure our city is Games-ready. In addition to that, our team will continue to roll out initiatives identified in the 2011 Master Plan. Can you provide commentary on the current status of tourism on the Gold Coast, particularly within the domestic market? Our current status is an absolute credit to the Gold Coast tourism industry, and in particular our 500-plus active member businesses, who continue to achieve positive outcomes for the city against mounting odds. Recent data points to a 10 per cent increase in domestic overnight visitation to 3.65 million visitors, which is testament to an industry that has battled willingly against a high Australian dollar coupled with inclement weather conditions. Looking forward, there are numerous positive indicators, not the least a lowering of the Aussie dollar that will provide added confidence and ensure momentum is maintained during the remainder of 2013 and well into 2014. Interestingly, it has been suggested by Hotels. com that the Gold Coast rates as the number one holiday destination for intergenerational travel. It’s reassuring to know that the fun we all enjoyed as kids still exists for our own families to enjoy today. For more information on Gold Coast Airport visit goldcoastairport.com.au.
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The Federal Budget – how are you impacted?
PERSONAL TAXATION Future cuts to personal income tax rates abandoned Tax cuts linked to the Clean Energy Future package that were to apply from 1 July 2015 will be deferred indefinitely. The current tax rates will continue to apply: Current and future tax rates Tax Thresholds (from FY12–13) Marginal tax rate $0 – $18,200 0% $18,201 – $37,000 19% $37,001 – $80,000 32.5% $80,001 – $180,000 37% $180,001 + 45% Deferred tax rates Tax Thresholds scheduled from FY15–16 Marginal tax rate $0 – $19,400 0% $19,401 – $37,000 19% $37,001 – $80,000 33% $80,001 – $180,000 37% $180,001 + 45%
streams to have a three-tiered structure over the next 10 years. It means that for assets that: • were purchased before 5 April 2013, the reform will apply only to capital gains that accrue after 1 July 2024; • are purchased from 5 April 2013 to 30 June 2014, individuals will have the choice of applying the reform to the entire capital gain, or to only that part that accrues after 1 July 2014; and • are purchased from 1 July 2014, the reform will apply to the entire capital gain. Concessional caps increase for certain superannuation members The concessional contribution cap will increase so that: • from 1 July 2013 taxpayers aged 60 and over will have a $35,000 cap; and • from 1 July 2014 taxpayers aged 50 & over will have a $35,000 cap. This will replace the government’s previous proposal of a higher cap for over 50s with balances under $500,000.This proposal has been abandoned due to industry criticism that it was too complex and difficult to administer.
Pension Bonus Scheme – late registrations to cease from 1 March 2014. The Baby bonus will be replaced with family payment reform from 1 March 2014.
The general concessional cap is expected to reach $35,000 with indexation by 1 July 2018.
SUPERANNUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS ON APRIL 5, 2013
Excess concessional contributions to be taxed at marginal tax rate instead of highest marginal tax rate from 1 July 2013.
Below is a summary of the proposed changes to superannuation, as previously announced by the government. Tax free super withdrawals to continue The government has not announced any changes to tax on superannuation withdrawals. Tax exemption for earnings on superannuation assets supporting income streams – changes proposed from 1 July 2014. Earnings above $100,000 per year for each individual on assets supporting income streams will be taxed at a rate of 15%. Currently, all earnings from assets supporting superannuation income streams are tax free.The government estimates that this measure will affect only the 16,000 superannuation members who are estimated to have superannuation balances of $2 million and over. The government has said it will ensure that members of defined benefit funds will be as equally impacted by this change as members of accumulation funds. This will be achieved by calculating notional earnings for each year a defined benefit member receives a concessionally taxed superannuation pension. The measure grandfathers the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) treatment of existing assets supporting income streams until 1 July 2014. This will cause the CGT treatment of assets supporting income
Account based income streams to be deemed as any other financial asset for Centrelink purposes from 1 January 2015. Concessional tax treatment extended to deferred lifetime annuities from 1 July 2014 The government will provide the same concessional tax treatment that superannuation assets supporting superannuation income streams receive for deferred lifetime annuities. Changes to the arrangements for lost superannuation The government will further increase the account balance threshold for lost superannuation to be held by the Australian Taxation Office to $2,500 from 31 December 2015, and to $3,000 from 31 December 2016.
Carmel Gardner is a Financial Planner (Representative) with WHK Financial Planning Pty Ltd. For an appointment phone 07 5644 6100.
While all reasonable care is taken in preparation of this article, to the extent allowed by legislation, WHK Financial Planning Pty Ltd (AFSL 238244) accepts no liability whatsoever for reliance on it. More information can be obtained by visiting the ATO’s website at www.ato.gov.au or by talking to your advisers.
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5 Steps for a Stress-Free Mortgage Stressed about your mortgage? In over your head? The biggest step in getting out of debt is acknowledging that you’re in debt. Then you can discover the solutions to help manage your payments and help free you from your financial stress. GCM wants to help, and with the collabration of Jeremy Cabral, publisher of homeloanfinder.com, we’ve listed five tips to help you with your mortgage and manage your stress.
1. Budget It may sound simple, but so many people neglect to create a budget. Monitoring your costs helps you better understand the amount of money you have coming in, in order to better plan the amount of money going out. Budgets are about priorities and necessities, and planning against spontaneous shopping.The extra that you’ll save can go straight towards paying off your mortgage.
2. Meet Your Bank Every financial situation is different, so set up a meeting with someone who can offer the best financial help for you. Meet with your bank in order to discuss a lower home loan interest rate, and ask for a hardship variation from your lender in order to temporarily agree to a reduction or delay on your payments.
3. Change the Way You Pay Has your credit rating taken a few too many hits? Then reconsider a complete loan refinance as you may not be able to switch over to your best possible loan. Consider instead switching your type of loan payment to interest only. Until your financial issues are back on track, this can be a temporary reduction on payments to help you get there.
4. Plan Unfortunately, homework does not end after graduation. The best way to save, plan and solve your financial situation is do your research. Search online, talk to alternative financial organisations to see if they can offer a better deal and compare home loans. Make sure to check for any penalty costs before switching as they may offset the benefits.
5. Pay More More towards your home loan that is. Paying even a small amount extra every month can drastically change the financial circumstances for your future. This is where that first step is so crucial. If you can budget a little extra towards your loan now, you can pay a lot less later.
To learn more visit homeloanfinder.com.
Stress Down Day – July 26 Reduce your stress levels and fundraise for a good cause at the same time. This annual event encourages you to consider ways to reduce stress and help Lifeline fundraise. Lifeline receives roughly 1250 calls a year from Australians at high risk of suicide in need of support. Organise a Stress Down Day at your work or school. Slippers can be purchased through their website for you to wear at work. Be creative, have fun and help a good cause. It can start with you. Visit stressdown.org.au for more information.
Miramar at Casuarina Beach, the Tweed Coast’s newest beachside community is on its way to welcoming its first residents. Villawood Properties is creating this remarkably popular coastal township located just steps from the beach with a vast selection of nearby shops, restaurants, schools and transport. Work has begun on the first steps to completing the first 50 lots in the development which when finished will produce 180 lots and be home to around 500 people. The development should begin builder display homes later this year, showcasing designs from local builders such as Seabreeze Homes, Leisure Brothers, GJ Gardner and Anstey Designer Homes. For more information visit miramarcasuarinabeach.com.au.
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The Domo Gold Coast showroom Opening Promotion 20% off all floor stock from 1st Julyâ€“31st August, 2013
Gold Coast 91 Bundall Road, Bundall Telephone: (07) 5564 3388 Brisbane 108 Wickham Street (corner Warren street) Fortitude Valley Telephone: (07) 3831 3088
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The beach house, Gold Coaststyle. Take a sneak peek into a local abode on page 76. Image: Remco Photography
BODE UPDATE In Focus: The Chevron Trend
Are you seeing a pattern here? Chevron is a popular style trend incorporating a distinct pattern. Use it with bright colours or opt for textures; the translation is in the hands of the decorator. GCM loves the subtle addition of an on-trend rug to an otherwise traditional living space or a feature wall created from using texture rather than tones.
5 ways to decorate with Chevron: 1. Change out your tired soft furnishings with a splash of Chevron. Be amazed at the difference a set of accent coloured cushions can make to a space.
We love: Ikat Throw $195. Available at st-barts. com.au and in store. Phone 1300 139 619.
2. Be bold or bland with a Chevron feature wall. 3. The easy way to accessorise.Think waste bin, tealight holder, lampshade. 4. Add a touch of Chevron to your revamped furniture. Chevron accents look great incorporated into refurbished timber or reupholstered feature chairs especially in childrenâ€™s rooms and the study. 5. Curtains. Easy to change out for maximum impact.Too bold? Try the shower curtain to give your bathroom an instant lift.
Cockatoo Lamp $375. Visit ecochic.com.au or phone 1300 897 715.
Twist stool from Annabel Trends $149.95. Visit annabeltrends. com or phone 07 5593 4755.
Ikat Knitted Cushion $95. Available at st-barts. com.au and in store. Phone 1300 139 619.
With a huge showroom showcasing over 400 ranges of domestic and commercial carpets, vinyls, timbers and porcelain tiles, Burleigh Heads Carpet Court is the one place to visit for all your home needs. They also have a fully functional window display plus an in-house interior design service. The business is family owned and operated and offers friendly service seven days a week. Visit 30 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads. Visit carpetcourtgoldcoast.com.au or phone 07 5576 7044.
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Join the dots: We love the clever ideas that come from Scandinavian design house Muuto, especially The Dots.You can add this little family of hooks to any wall to create your own unique wall sculpture. Visit muuto.com.
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gcm ARCHITECTURE with Paul Uhlmann
The family lived in an old weatherboard home on the site for six years, and as their family grew realised it was time to renovate or rebuild. They chose the latter and have been rewarded with a beautiful contemporary beach house that is tailor made to suit their current lifestyle, while accommodating their future needs. 76 July/August 2013
gcm ARCHITECTURE with Paul Uhlmann
BEACH HOUSE This Gold Coast beach house was designed to accommodate a family of five who wanted to take full advantage of their secluded beachside location. The owners, a native Scotsman and his wife, engaged the services of Paul Uhlmann Architects to undertake the design and oversee the construction of their new beach house. The brief was to create a home that was elegant and subdued, set for entertaining, and one that would capture the abundant light that the Gold Coast is famous for. Sophisticated without being showy. The family lived in an old weatherboard home on the site for six years, and as the family grew realised it was time to renovate or rebuild.They chose the latter and have been rewarded with a beautiful contemporary beach house that is tailor made to suit their current lifestyle, while accommodating their future needs. On approach, a series of screen fences and sunshades create a layer over the west-facing building façade to provide shade and a visual interest. The front façade and entry is a fourmetre- high split-face block wall that provides grounding to the lightweight elements above. The wall alternates between split face and smooth blocks, adding texture, and creates a pattern that occurs throughout many elements of the building, including the windows, front door and fence. The double-storey entry space is linked to the northern-facing two-storey living areas. This is the central planning idea for the design, which allows this space to be flooded with natural light and allows for a glimpse through the pool courtyard to the forest and ridge line above. This central void space also acts as a divide between first-floor bedroom spaces for the parents and children. Circulation around the first floor is via a series of linking bridges, allowing connection to the main
living spaces below. Painted external chamferboard cladding is also brought through to the inside of the main living area to blur the line between inside and outside. The pool and surrounding timber deck feels like part of the living room as the main sliding doors retract to connect both internal and external spaces. The external entertaining area has been designed as an extension of the kitchen, with built-in BBQ, bar facilities and built-in ceiling heating. The owners noted,“We have been living in our new home for six months and feels it like we have been here forever. Each space has worked perfectly and the children really love the house”. Tropical gardens complement the architecture of the building and were designed by landscape architect Rachel Rae of Cardno Splat. The landscaping was designed to screen the boundaries of the courtyard and to remind the Scotsman that he is no longer living in a cold climate. The house was built by Nat Johnson of Measured Up Builders to the complete satisfaction of the owners. To view more images of this project or other works by Paul Uhlmann Architects visit pua.com.au.
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DEMOLISH and REBUILD
Luxury kitchen Isle of Capri waterfront home constructed on the site of an earlier dwelling.
A N I NC RE ASING LY AT T R ACT I V E OP T ION With vacant land within 15 kilometres of the Gold Coast’s beaches and waterways now almost impossible to find, an increasing number of families looking to build a new home are turning to demolition sites. One Gold Coast builder who has completed several custom-designed luxury homes on sites such as these is Jim Taylor, director of Gold Coast Unique Homes. Mr Taylor says there is probably not a better time to consider this option as older, waterfront properties built in the late ‘60s and ‘70s are unlikely to be cheaper to purchase than at present. “These homes represented the latest in home design when they were built, but times have changed and so have the aspirations of a younger generation,” he said. “By today’s standards, most have limited off-street parking, old outdated kitchens and bathrooms, smaller living areas, low ceiling heights and inadequate outdoor entertaining areas. “Families have become accustomed to a different lifestyle: They enjoy entertaining and that leads to an increasing demand for the latest ideas in kitchen design and Florida rooms incorporating outdoor alfresco dining areas. Facilities like master bathrooms and walk-in dressing rooms adjoining the master bedroom have replaced pokey en-suites and builtin wardrobes. And an increasing number of Gold Coast clients require workable home offices, guest suites, media rooms and secure storage for their recreational and lifestyle investments. “Often, the easiest way to create a 21st century living environment in a desirable area is to demolish and rebuild. This way, the owners have the home of their dreams in a more convenient location,” he said. “An added advantage is that a new home allows us to incorporate higher ceilings and atriums for a more open and spacious overall ambience.” 78 July/August 2013
However, Mr Taylor advises that it is important to work with an experienced builder in situations such as these. Projects of this nature involve a detailed knowledge of council requirements and home owners can easily incur increased construction costs unless their builder has an in-depth knowledge of the issues involved – before the project proceeds. Where zonings permit, it may be possible to build a pair of luxury villas on a site that previously held only one family home. This opportunity allowed one client to downsize to a modern, luxury waterfront villa overlooking the Broadwater, the adjoining villa providing an on-going income stream. Mr Taylor says having the home custom designed ensures a result that’s exactly suited to the family’s lifestyle requirements. “Clients have the benefit of dealing directly with our own design team,” he said. “They can view computer-generated three-dimensional images of both the exterior and interior of the home before plans are finalised. Often, the designer will suggest ideas the client hadn’t even thought about. A private courtyard off the master bedroom, a walk-in linen room or chilled wine cellar can significantly enhance the practical side of living in the new home. A quiet reflection pool beside a sheltered patio can provide a private retreat where a morning coffee and a good book can be truly enjoyed, well removed from the rush and bustle of modern family lives. “The real benefit is that we are generally able to incorporate
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clients’ own design ideas, secure in the knowledge that the completed home will not be replicated on the block across the road, or worse still, right next-door,” Mr Taylor concluded. Gold Coast Unique Homes has been building luxury Gold Coast homes for over 30 years. The company offers free design and free interior decorating assistance with every home it builds. Those contemplating a project of this nature could save thousands of dollars by discussing their ideas with the specialist design team based at the company’s luxury display home at 37 William Boulevard, Pimpama. For more information call Gold Coast Unique Homes (BSA 78053) on 07 5549 2345, or visit goldcoastuniquehomes.com.au.
Where zonings permit, it may be possible to build a pair of luxury villas on a site that previously held only one family home. This opportunity allowed one client to downsize to a modern, luxury waterfront villa overlooking the Broadwater, the adjoining villa providing an on-going income stream.
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Gold Coast 91 Bundall Road, Bundall Telephone: (07) 5564 3388 Brisbane 108 Wickham Street (corner Warren street) Fortitude Valley Telephone: (07) 3831 3088
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Gold Coast welcomes new luxury retailer. Quickly becoming a pivotal destination for home furnishings, Savvy Queenslanders appreciate that the newest Domo showroom located on Bundall Road is worth the visit. Products are displayed with on trend accessories sourced the world over. The experienced and passionate Erik and Sonia can support many requests from helping you create your own signature look, to assisting you choose the right fabrics for window furnishings and wallpapers. Domo stocks a range of luxury international furniture and accessory brands including Grange, Ligne Roset, Dedon, Marchetti, Sika, de Sede and more. For further information on DOMO visit www.domo.com.au
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1. De Sede DS-60 Armchair, from $8910. DOMO, 91 Bundall Rd, Bundall. Phone 07 5564 3388 or visit domo.com.au. 2. Vision black, Ecosmart fire, $7900, The Fire Company. Showrooms 3 & 4, 40-42 Oâ€™Riordan Street, Alexandria. Phone 02 9997 3050 or visit ecosmartfire.com. 3. Espresso Pendants in black and gold, $99.95 each. Beacon Lighting. Phone 03 9416 0847 for stockists or visit beaconlighting.com.au. 4. Malval Bedside in black, $559. Rococo Design, 93 Ashmore Road, Bundall. Phone 07 5538 0830 or visit rococodesign.com.au. 5. NEO Modular, fabric prices start from $7632 (Accessories not included. Optional TouchGlideÂŽ adjustment controls available for $1610). King Furniture, 107 Ferry Rd. Phone 07 5656 0366 or visit kingfurniture.com.au. 6. Compass Ottoman in Randolph Tan, $599. Freedom Furniture, The Brickworks, corner Harvest Court and Ferry Road, Southport. Phone 07 5591 7899 or visit freedom.com.au. 7. Railroad Dining Table, $2290. It can be custom sized. Sandhurst Fine Furniture, 1/94 Upton St, Bundall. Phone 07 5504 6070 or visit sandhurstfinefurniture.com.au. 82 July/August 2013
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The new Island Emporium is a tranquil shopping and dining experience, a true destination to enjoy. Boasting the award winning homewares store, Alfresco Emporium, Kamran day spa, fashion boutiques, specialty children’s store, art gallery and fine food, you will find it hard to escape this relaxed shopping precinct. • Alfresco Emporium • The Red Wagon Co. • No.1 at Island Emporium • Kamran Hairdressing & Day Spa • Evergreen Pavilion Restaurant • Cina Boutique • The Flynn Gallery • Patio Café
Cnr Ashmore & Bundall Rd, Bundall
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A family owned Australian business for over 15 years, Alfresco Emporium is delighted to extend their Hampton’s inspired, classic homewares and furniture store to Queensland’s Island Emporium, formerly the Evergreen Centre, in Bundall Queensland. Our flagship Collaroy store, in New South Wales, is a complete shopping experience with a café, florist, carpark and gourmet food section. (07) 5527 6566 | www.alfrescoemporium.com.au
• Traditional Toys & Classic Books • Handmade & Organic Clothes • Educational & Environmentally Friendly Toys • Brands include: Cocoome, Oobi, Skeanie & Toshi among many others.
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Q&A: David fryer from OSKARS on Burleigh OSKARS on Burleigh’s newly appointed head chef is reinvigorating one of the Gold Coast’s premier dining experiences. GCM caught up with David Fryer to discuss his plans for culinary domination.
What direction are you looking to take OSKARS on Burleigh? In this new role I’ve made it my goal to redirect the restaurant’s position on the Gold Coast dining scene to more of a fresh, freestyle approach to food. I incorporate a lot of lighter seasoning and spices, mixing Asian influences with fresh seafood and organic options. I try to stay away from the heavier dishes that have been standard at OSKARS in the past.
How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been on the Gold Coast for 20 years, but have previously worked in Melbourne and London.
Do you have any favourite ingredients to work with? Fresh seafood is always a favourite of mine. I love working with scallops and crab meat because they’re so delicate. Scallops are really versatile, especially when they’re fresh and big. I also love prawns and yabbies, which I source locally. But I do love to play with new ingredients all the time.
What’s your specialty dish? Seared sea scallops, creamed leek tartlets, caramelised fennel and crab with lemon butter, a mixture of Asian and European influences.
Why should we visit OSKARS under your leadership? We have such a fresh, keen and passionate kitchen team that are putting themselves out there to produce the best food possible.There are a number of dishes on the new menu that I’ve invented, and therefore aren’t available anywhere else in the world. Plus, our uninterrupted ocean views are second to none. OSKARS on Burleigh is located at 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads. Phone 07 5576 3722 or visit oskars.com.au.
Dinner: Lunch: Five Star-Style With the Chef Looking for a weekday lunch venue that won’t break the bank? Head to Citrique at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa from Monday to Friday and receive a meal from the a la carte lunch menu plus soup of the day, fresh breads and a divine buffet selection of chef-crafted salads for $24.50 per person. Not only is the food five star, but with the excellent service and surrounds at Citrique you can’t go wrong. Bookings are recommended. Phone 07 5592 9772.
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Hosted by RACV Royal Pines Resort’s executive chef, Glenn Bacon, The Chef’s Table is a special event for very special occasions. Go backstage into the main kitchen for a six-course dinner with matching wines. Thanks to Glenn’s extensive knowledge and with the help of host and sommelier for the evening, David Callaghan, the evening is an education as much as it is a gourmet experience.
The Chef’s Table will run on Friday, July 12 and Friday, August 9 from 7pm and costs $129 per person. Bookings are essential. Phone 07 5597 8700.
Recipes from the book A Bite of the Big Apple by Monica Trapaga and Lil Tulloch. Published by Lantern RRP $39.99.
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Mother and daughter team Monica Trapaga and Lil Tulloch record a two-year romance with New York in their compilation A Bite of the Big Apple. Read about the people and learn to cook the food and fall in love with the elements that make the Big Apple iconic.
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gcm REVIEW with Chloe Warne
dINING OUT Black Angus Bar and Grill Unique and interactive dining with uninterrupted marine views. Black Angus Bar & Grill at Sanctuary Cove, the recently refurbished home of the Hot Rock steak, is the perfect food lover’s escape. VISUAL FEAST: Upon walking through the door of Black Angus Bar & Grill I felt I’d entered an in-vogue restaurant in the heart of New York City. The décor is luxurious yet cool. Chocolate brown wood, sheer curtained windows and soft lighting creates a rich, warm setting. Dining is available inside or al fresco on the deck. Both options offer uninterrupted views of Sanctuary Cove harbour, with rows and rows of glistening white marine vessels providing the perfect backdrop. A half visible, open kitchen reveals just enough of the workmanship behind each carefully prepared meal. AURA OF THE SPACE: The atmosphere at Black Angus is unashamedly sophisticated, but still welcoming and nonchalant. There’s an interesting mix of large family groups, smaller parties and couples both young and old, which perfectly reflects the restaurant’s style and mood. TASTE JOURNEY: We kicked off the night with two variations of oysters. The first, caramelized red wine vinegar highlighted the oyster’s natural salty flavour. The second was even better. Soy Mirin pearls burst in our mouths creating an unexpected, yet stunning flavor combination. Next up were Hervey Bay half shell scallops with cauliflower puree and salmon verde. These were magnificent; they were delicate with just the right amount of 94 July/August 2013
crispiness around the outside. When asked, “Why Hervey Bay?” the answer given was, “Because they’re the best”. Fair enough. Grilled Western Australian octopus, pork belly croquette and salsa verde followed, which was a definite stand out. The WA octopus feeds on lobster giving it an extra depth of flavor that’s only intensified by the grill. Each entrée was elegantly garnished – from tiny flowers floating on top of my Cosmopolitan cocktail to the delicate layering of greenery sprinkled over the beetroot salad. What I noticed in particular was that every ingredient had a purpose. There were no unnecessary side salads or competing sauces. Each aspect of the dish complimented the other. Then came the moment we’d been waiting for - the famous stonegrill steak.As soon as the hot rocks were placed in front of us, heat flew up into our faces. Next, we were given rock salt, chimichurri sauce, béarnaise and a special Black Angus jus that takes four days to prepare.And finally, the meat. We sampled three different cuts, each one better than the last. But, the clear stand out was the awardwinning, grass fed, Tasmanian Cape Grim sirloin. This cut, cooked medium rare, instantly melted in our mouths. We both agreed it was the most succulent and flavoursome piece of beef we’d ever experienced and, dipped in the jus, was absolute perfection. Aside from the quality and taste, it really was enjoyable to physically cook the meat yourself from your seat and eat it straight off the stone. It turns a simple dinner into an interactive and memorable experience. Dessert was difficult to fit in but we persevered. A chocolate tasting plate offered white chocolate crème brule, baked dark chocolate terrine, cocoa
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bean sorbet and chocolate macaroons. In short, it was chocolate heaven. On the list for next time is sticky date pudding with rum butterscotch sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and pistachio praline. What’s important about Black Angus is, while the hot rock steak is the house specialty, it’s by no means their only drawing card. Each dish on the Black Angus menu is as important and carefully constructed as the next. THE FINER DROP: Despite an extensive wine list the night began with cocktails. I chose one that featured my preferred spirits, Malibu and vodka. Titled, the Island Dream, it didn’t disappoint. But while the cocktail and beer lists were certainly impressive, Black Angus is known for having the perfect wine for any dish and any palate. We tried a divine South Australian dry Sauvignon Blanc with entrées and a Shiraz during the main course. Both complimented each dish perfectly and went down far too easily. THE CARE FACTOR: The service we received was impeccable. Staff was attentive, genuine and informative. Information regarding the sourcing of ingredients, preparation and flavor combinations only enhanced the experience. Black Angus Bar and Grill is the perfect all-rounder.Take your friends or family for a local culinary experience that’ll have you planning your next trip upon the first bite of the night.
Black Angus Bar and Grill is located at 46E The Promenade, Sanctuary Cove. Phone 07 5577 9712 or visit blackangusbarandgrill.com.au.
gcm DRINK with Adam Bastow
Drinking culture: Re-fashioned A bartenders humble opinion on what you should be drinking. It’s Saturday night in Surfers Paradise. Surfers has been the party destination of Australia for many years, in the 50s and 60s there was ‘Pyjamas in Paradise’, then the Schoolies phenomenon started, now there’s any excuse to come to the ‘Goldy’ and let your hair down.Around 7 pm the streets start to buzz.The restaurants fill up and herds of pub crawlers are escorted from bar to bar by their shepherd in bright orange high ‘vis’.There’s enough leg and boob on show to make the pope question his faith.The night has begun to take shape. In a small boutique bar tucked away in a Surfer’s ally way, I’ve been turning out espresso martinis and ‘something fruity and sweet’ for a good few hours and I’m ready to play a different game. Sure enough a gentleman approaches the bar. “Excuse me, I was just wondering, what rums you have?” I look at this guy, with his interest and his curiosity and as a halo of light forms behind him and a choir sings in my head, I think to myself,‘you sir, are my saving grace’. I head over with my excited bartender pants on and start to chat about rum. We go through the Caribbean; we visit Jamaica, Cuba, South America and we try navy rum, old rum, young rum, the lot. We are smelling the flavours and comparing notes and through my blind ignorance I think he’s into it. We eventually decide on a rum and I ask,“how would you like it?” He says,“with coke”. A part of me dies inside. Somewhere, a rum maestro is spinning in his grave at the fact that this rum, his legacy, was probably barrelled before he died, he never got to taste it and this guy is mixing it with coke! Gents, I would like to take a moment to explain to you how truly fantastic these spirits are. Any good spirit, be it a rum, scotch, tequila etc, has the blood sweat and tears of many extremely hard working and talented people behind it. Some of the spirits you are drinking have be nurtured and cared for, for sometimes well over 50 years.The flavours that these spirits take on after all those years are truly magnificent and sometimes, utterly bazaar.You will miss all of these flavours if you cut it with coke. A rum and coke tastes like a rum and coke. No questions. And trust me, from one weekend warrior to another, you’re missing out big time. But back to our rum and coke friend. I pull the rum back off the shelf and politely say to him, “Have you ever tried an Old Fashioned?” His answer was the same as 8 out of ten people I ask this question to.
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“No, but I’ve heard of it and always wondered what it was.” Great.The curious and interested guy is back! The Old Fashioned is a cocktail, first recorded in 1806 that truly showcases the spirits character in all its mighty glory, yet is smooth and gentle all at the same time. It’s a combination of sugar, bitters and two measures of your desired ingredient. Traditionally made on scotch, you can try it on anything. Rum, bourbon etc. It’s all about you as far as the spirit is concerned. The mixture is stirred down over ice to the right temperature and flavour and then served in a rocks glass with a twist of orange rind and a maraschino cherry. The flavours will blow your mind. I’ve had people standing at my bar burst out laughing with surprise at how good this drink tastes. You will experience the flavour of these fantastic spirits for what they really are, caramels and vanillas from the barrels, smokes from the char, stone fruits and berries, everyone has a different palette, and yours my friend, will be doing back flips when you taste this drink. So our friend orders a rum old fashioned and off he goes. He comes back 15 minutes later and shakes my hand and orders five more for him and his mates. Next time you are at the bar ask questions, bartenders are geeks. We’re all just raging dorks who drink a lot. Cocktails may seem to be targeted more towards the lady’s with the fruit and the sparklers and all of that pink stuff. But if you step up and say “I’d like an old fashioned but I was just wondering what scotch you have” the bartender will love you and you will get the most attentive service, the lady your escorting will melt, your boys will think your nuts until they try it and you…are winning. Ditch the coke gentleman, its bad for your teeth. To experience an Old Fashioned visit Adam at Black Coffee Lyrics is located upstairs in the Centre Arcade on Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Visit blackcoffeelyrics.com.au.
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With a punch from either a lime or lemon chilli pickle for your Indian curries, to the fruity side of any curry, casserole or roast with the Sweet and Spicy Mango & Tamarind Chutney, Pear and Cinnamon Chutney or the Asian influences of the Pineapple and Star Anise Chutney fabulous with duck. Finger Lime Chutney or Lemon Date and Mustard Seed Chutney marries beautifully with silversides, steak or with any slow cook meals. Moroccan Style Preserved Lemons, add to targines, casseroles, rice, couscous and seasonings Murrumbooee has developed a Tamatar Kasaundi (Tomato Pickle) which makes a spicy base for your Indian curry (recipe on the jar).
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Drink, dine and be delighted by our Gold Coast eateries. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Shop 11, Ferry Road Market, Southport. Phone 07 5527 0255 or visit spendelove.com.au Spendelove Bistro & Bar is on a mission to provide the best, freshest, local ingredients, creating healthy dishes that don’t scrimp on flavor. Centrally located The Ferry Road Markets in Southport, Spendelove offers an extensive range of modern dining options and is the perfect choice for a business lunch or weekend catch-up with friends. Spendelove Bistro & Bar takes its name from the three Spendelove brothers, William, George and Eddie, who started and owned the original brickworks until the 1950s when it became Southport Bricks. Red and yellow bricks from the brickworks are a feature of the restaurant’s interior.
Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5592 8443 or visit jupitersgoldcoast.com.au Osteria Vivo at Jupiters Hotel & Casino, affectionately known as Vivo for short, honours the traditional Italian craft of deceptively simple cooking with the purest of ingredients. The menu takes diners on a tour of Italy featuring flavour profiles and methodology from areas across the country. Risotto is a dish of pride at Vivo with six varieties that set the benchmark for the Italian classic. With a goal to bring out the natural attributes of the risotto, the utmost care is taken throughout the cooking process. Using a technique that balances the science of timing and consumption, the risotto is served without delay, flowing on to the plate from a bottomless glass to ensure optimum texture.
37 Musgrave Avenue, Chirn Park. Phone 07 5532 2201 or visit toniconchirn.com.au Winners of “Crave Gold Coast” Top 10 Tapas and Top 10 Cocktails in 2013, Tonic on Chirn brings together atmosphere, quality service and relaxed share-style dining.Their internationally inspired share-plate menu, changing monthly, is sure to tempt every style of taste. The atmosphere comes alive on weekends with a rotation of musicians icluding Michael Eotvos playing in house every Sunday afternoon. Take their tapas with a dash of style and nip of sophistication, add in a modern seasonal cocktail list and beverage collection and that is Tonic on Chirn. Perfect for a dinner for two, drinks with family and friends or just grabbing a quick bite. 99 July/August 2013
46E,The Promenade, Sanctuary Cove. Phone 07 5577 9712 or visit blackangusbarandgrill.com.au The recently refurbished Black Angus Bar & Grill is situated at the breathtaking Sanctuary Cove marina and overlooks its glistening harbour. Black Angus specialises in certified Black Angus beef, grain fed and aged to perfection, with fresh seafood delivered daily as well a comprehensive menu and a wine list. The specialty dish is the famous steak and seafood on HOT ROCK, which provides an interactive dining experience. Guests have a choice of indoor and outdoor dining, which creates great ambience, while attentive staff round off a quality night out.
610 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters. Phone 07 5500 9400 or visit harboursidemarket.com.au Harbourside Market is a unique and sophisticated food and dining precinct offering a collection of culturally enriched gourmet delicacies and fresh produce, a place where tradition and passion for fine food has been blended to create the ultimate food loverâ€™s haven.The market offers a diverse range of appetising dining choices such as Tartare Restaurant & Bar, Chocolatto, Gusto Deli and Kaizen Sushi. The fresh-food marketplace offers an exceptional selection of produce, housing fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet butchery, seafood monger, cheese room, artisan bakery, fresh pasta bar and a traditional delicatessen. Itâ€™s where your palate will be stimulated and your senses inspired!
Ground Floor, Oasis Shopping Centre, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5679 8131 or visit marigoldrestaurant.com.au The team at Marigold invites you to join them on an exotic culinary journey.They provide an Indian fusion of traditional and modern Indian cuisine designed to tantalise your tastebuds for hours. Marigold specialise in Tandoori, Mughlai and Goan cuisine, offering al fresco and airconditioned dining. Whatever dish you choose, you will enjoy the complexity of colour, vibrancy, flavour and fire that is Marigold. Your next function can be arranged at either your venue or theirs. They can accommodate up to 200 people and provide a menu specially designed to your needs. Marigold is open seven days for breakfast (Indian and continental), lunch and dinner, from 7am until late.
7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5584 1200 or visit qtgoldcoast.com.au/food-drink/ bazaar/ Visit the elaborate marketplace-style setting at Bazaar. Your plate is your passport and there are no rules on which destinations to explore. With a mosaic of dishes to choose from, many are made to order, while others are ready for you to peruse at your own pace. Regardless of where you start or finish, each and every dish is accompanied by a passionate chef eager to explain the intricacies of their creations. Located at the stylish QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Bazaar is the perfect setting to let your journey unfold.
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Corner Elkhorn Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Chevron Renaissance Centre, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5592 4700 or visit baritaliagoldcoast.com.au Situated in the centre of Surfers Paradise, Baritalia is a contemporary Italian dining experience a fusion of well-loved traditions combined with modern flavours and chic European style. Hanging plants, brown leather seating and a large blackboard menu combined with a light wooden fit-out bring a unique charm to the Gold Coast dining scene, adding to the modern Italian charm reflected in Baritalia’s menu. Pizza, pasta and antipasti are staples at Baritalia alongside seasonal mains. Enjoy the buzzing ambience basking in the sunshine with a Baritalia coffee and specialty tiramisu.
Shop 2/12 Oracle North, 12 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5570 2166 or visit osushi.com.au Voted Queensland’s Favourite Eats in the 2012 I Love Food Awards, O’Sushi proves fresh, healthy and delicious food made with love. Promoting a range of tapas-style options, main meals and gourmet sushi, each dish is affordable and prepared by Japanese master chefs. All meals are MSG free and vegetarian or dietary requirements are readily accommodated. Organic brown rice is available with every meal and sushi. O’Sushi is committed to creating a positive dining experience.Their service philosophy is all about making the customer feel happy and welcome. Guests can dine in or take-away from 11am until late, seven days. O’Sushi is also located at Marine Parade, Coolangatta and Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
5/110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Phone 07 5599 2270 or visit cecadarestaurant.com.au As a multi-award winner for the Best Café/Restaurant on the Gold Coast, at Cecada you can taste the best of Australian contemporary dining, overlooking stunning ocean views. Enjoy breakfast or lunch or even spend a lazy afternoon enjoying tapas. It is a captivating experience that showcases the great diversity and quality that modern Australian cuisine can offer. “Chefs Surprise Special” can be experienced daily where the dish is created with the freshest and finest produce and ingredients available, creating exciting new textures and flavours.
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa. Phone 07 5597 8700 or visit racv.com.au Videre Restaurant offers a European-inspired menu including a la carte dining, degustation menus with matching wines and the art of gueridon service on select items. Videre boast a generous two Chef’s tables, a private dining room, dedicated bar area and a state-of-the-art open-plan kitchen. The spacious, contemporary design showcases postcard views of the surrounding hinterland, golf grounds and city skyline and capitalises on its sky-high vantage point. Opening hours: Dinner Wednesday-Saturday 6pm to late, High Tea Saturday and Sunday 10am sitting and 12.30pm sitting.
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3/1 Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5526 7364 Or visit ververestaurant.com Verve Restaurant Cafe & Bar is an award-winning restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine. The service is warm and friendly and the wine list highly regarded. Verve is one of the few Hatted restaurants on the Gold Coast and pride themselves on using excellent produce and having a small yet interesting menu. Verve is just a stone’s throw behind the casino and convention centre. At this prime location overlooking the lights of Broadbeach, Verve is a hidden treasure for locals. Bookings are especially recommended on weekends.
5/17 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach. Phone 07 5679 3820 or visit goaindianfusion.com.au Goa Indian Fusion is a modern-style tandoori and curry restaurant that values fresh, quality, delicious Indian cuisine. Their passionate staff are committed to keeping up the standard after winning the Restaurant & Catering regional award for Best Indian Restaurant. Their menu offers some popular Northern as well as some rare Southern recipes well worth a try; you might find a new favourite. Goa is located on the well-known Tedder Avenue in Main Beach. Goa is a must for tandoori and curry lovers.
43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads. Phone 07 5576 3722 Or visit oskars.com.au Oskars on Burleigh is a One Chef Hat Restaurant and is the only restaurant situated right on the beach. They are so close to the waves you could almost throw out a line.As the sun sets, step off the beach, enjoy a cocktail and join them for dinner. Set against the headland backdrop of Burleigh Heads National Park, Oskars celebrates award-winning excellence in a magnificent location. Drawing on his immense culinary expertise and a tantalising balance of international influences, head chef David Fryer creates daily menus incorporating his signature style – showcasing seafood that’s impeccably fresh and innovatively presented. Open seven days for lunch and dinner.
Palazzo Versace, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. Phone 07 5509 8000 or visit palazzoversace.com.au Awarded One Chef’s Hat by the Australian Good Food Guide, Palazzo Versace’s Vie Bar + Restaurant matches fine food with a stunning backdrop overlooking the Gold Coast Broadwater and private marina. Focusing on the best locally sourced produce, Chef de Cuisine,Craig Wright showcases his fresh and rustic approach to Italian culinary traditions within his current winter menu. A must try is the signature dish; Burrawong free range organic roast chicken for two, served with soft polenta, mixed green salad and roasting juices. Open for lunch and dinner seven days.
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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5592 9772 or visit surfersparadisemarriott.com.au Located within the stunning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, Citrique is a true food lovers delight. Dine here and enjoy a delightfully fresh buffet with all the trimmings. From succulent fresh seafood and sushi to antipasto or yum cha, assorted curries and European dishes, it is all cooked right before you. You won’t want to miss dessert, handcrafted by Citrique’s team of pastry chefs. The seafood buffet at Citrique is available every night for dinner and lunch on weekends.
3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5504 7754 or visit meccabah.net/goldcoast Dining at Mecca Bah is more than just tasting sensational food from Northern Africa and the Middle East – it’s an experience for all the senses. Upon entry, you’re transported to another world filled with mystic sounds, colours and smells. At Mecca Bah they create food like nothing you will have tasted before. Using fresh and innovative approaches they skilfully redefine ancient cuisine and transform it into a 21st century dish. They aim to show the world what can be done with Middle Eastern flavours in a modern dining environment. Located in the heart of Broadbeach on Oracle Boulevard and open seven days a week.
Shop 2,3,4 Meriton Pegasus Building, 2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5570 1010 or visit teppanten.com.au Ten Japanese Restaurant not only provides a unique fine dining experience but here you can experience the most exquisite Japanese cuisine on the Coast. From the moment you enter the ‘bunker-style’ surrounds through the large wooden doors you immediately feel a sense of opulence, indulgence and exclusivity. Each dish on the menu is painstakingly prepared to perfection and immaculately presented, with some dishes looking almost too good to eat. Make sure you browse the temperature-controlled cellar room.
16 Chelsea Avenue, Broadbeach. Phone 07 5592 2888 With plaster walls and tables adorned with candles and vintage glass bottles sprouting freshly cut flowers, it’s not hard to see why Elk Espresso is a big hit with local hipsters. The team at Elk are super-friendly and have earnt themselves a solid reputation for their menus – the potato hash is a must-try for breakfast. A new Winter menu has just been created, featuring some irresistible peanut butter and chocolate pancakes. Open from 6:30am for breakfast, lunch and Friday dinner, Elk welcomes walk-ins and reservations. Birthdays, weddings, intimate or large groups are invited to experience the effortlessly cool vibe at Elk.
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High-quality local produce, extensive menus, world-class views and genuinely friendly staff. It almost sounds too good to be true. The recently refurbished BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club has raised the benchmark for Surf Life Saving clubs on the Gold Coast. From countless awards to multi-national top chefs, this local landmark just gets better and better. Millions of dollars worth of renovations have provided a new car park, gaming room, kids room and, most importantly, restaurant and lounge bar. It’s a renovation that’s not only attracting new members, but also serious recognition. The club received the award for best renovation at the recent Clubs QLD awards, as well as Best Club Dining in Queensland, recognition staff are particularly proud of. BMD Northcliffe’s bistro is a major talking point, open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The club boasts an international menu of over 68 dishes. All seafood is sourced locally from Charis Seafood in Labrador and delivered fresh each morning. BMD Northcliffe’s kitchen team offer experience from around the world. Head chef Tomas Frana from Czechoslovakia has been with the club for three years, incorporating his European training into the club’s modern Australian cuisine and creating dishes that appeal to a wide range of palates. Japanese sous chef Kaz Miyazawa has been with the team for five years, while three Thai chefs are in charge of the kitchen’s specialised wok stations. The club’s menu changes twice a year to ensure guests are provided with not only classic favourites, but also stylish dishes that are
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new to the scene. An extensive wine and beer selection and premium cocktail list provides those all important finishing touches to a surfside dining experience. The refurbished gaming room offers 58 of the latest gaming machines; TAB and keno facilities are also available. And children have the luxury of a purpose-built room fit with numerous playstation consoles, perfect for grown-ups after some alone time during dessert. BMD Northcliffe’s general manager, Dermot McEnroe admitted, “Clubs need to continually lift their game. The core business of surf clubs on the Gold Coast is quality dining experience and spectacular, uninterrupted oceanfront views”. BMD Northcliffe easily provides both. The BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club was inducted into the Clubs QLD Hall of Fame in 2011 after winning Best Supporters Club for three consecutive years in 2008, 2009 and 2010. As Gold Coast Local Favourites Winner in 2011 and 2012 and nine times Australian Champion SLS Club and current World Champion SLS Club, BMD Northcliffe certainly keeps the Coast’s other clubs on their toes.
Despite a tough local economy, business continues to develop for BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club. While 60 per cent of the club’s diners and guests are tourists, there is a strong local presence that continues to grow. The pulsating atmosphere, modern design, ocean views, menu versatility and staff enthusiasm makes BMD Northcliffe an easy choice for dining, gaming or simply a drink with friends. Probably the most important aspect of BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club is its dedication to the lives of locals and tourists visiting our beaches and the promotion of surf awareness. It’s for this reason 100 per cent of profits from the Supporters Club go directly back into the Surf Life Saving Club to fund lifesaving operations, for over 300 guards, which is an essential service to the local community. For 66 years BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club has protected Gold Coast residents and tourists along the stretch of coastline just south of Surfers Paradise. And for 25 years the Supporters Club has provided a breath-taking location for guests to enjoy high quality, locally sourced food. Surf Life Saving Clubs are an integral part of the City of the Gold Coast, saving countless lives every year. They’re a part of our history and our future. BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club is located on the corner of Garfield Terrace and Thornton Street, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5539 8091 or visit bmdnorthcliffesurfclub.com.au.
Despite a tough local economy, business continues to develop for BMD Northcliffe Supporters Club. While 60 per cent of the club’s diners and guests are tourists, there is a strong local presence that continues to grow. The pulsating atmosphere, modern design, ocean views, menu versatility and staff enthusiasm makes Northcliffe an easy choice for dining, gaming or simply a drink with friends.
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OMEROS There’s a new addition to the multi-award winning Omeros Bros family. After many years on the Gold Coast, the Omeros Bros brand has expanded to the breathtaking location of the Surfers Paradise esplanade. The fully licensed Oceans by Omeros is situated on the ground floor of Soul, allowing spectacular oceanfront views and perfect people watching and entertainment. Oceans by Omeros was created to give locals great quality food on a more accessible budget. Specialising in breakfast, lunch and dinner, Oceans provides the experience and ingredients of a fine dining restaurant with a casual beachside setting. Seating up to 100 guests, Oceans by Omeros is fast becoming a Surfers Paradise icon where local families and tourists from around Australia and the world can enjoy fresh seafood at its best. Oceans strives to give you an expensive experience at half the cost. Omeros Bros have many years of seafood familiarity under their belts and this new addition doesn’t disappoint. But, while the lunch and dinner menu is full of mouthwatering seafood dishes, a range of steak, chicken and pasta dishes certainly hold their own. Oceans by Omeros pride themselves in using only the freshest Australian produce available for each and every meal. They guarantee guests won’t be disappointed with quality. The Oceans by Omeros breakfast menu is full of everyone’s favourites and what a picturesque location to kick start your day. As prices start from $9.90 for bacon, eggs and toast, it’s not unusual for it to be a full house on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Serving Campos specialty coffee, Oceans by Omeros also caters for the coffee connoisseur. Boasting world-class waterfront views, there’s no better place to enjoy a beachside meal and a glass of wine. Meal prices range from $12 to $26, so there really is something for everyone. Guests can even order a seafood platter for one for only $38. At Oceans by Omeros not only will guests receive the best quality food and service, but at prices that are unheard of in today’s culinary market. There’s the local fish and chip shop, and then there’s Oceans by Omeros, a truly unforgettable experience in fresh seafood. The Omeros Bro family business has won numerous national and international awards. A true icon of the Gold Coast,
Omeros produces the best in quality, taste and style. This level of dining is now available to everyone. Extensive menus and wine lists are maintained at Surfers Paradise’s Oceans by Omeros to complement the exquisite coastline and lively atmosphere at the heart of this city. It’s little wonder why Gold Coasters and tourists, young and old, continue to choose an Omeros Bros experience over any other. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, visit Oceans by Omeros for your next dining experience to see the best of what the Coast has to offer. For more information, visit Oceans by Omeros at 1/4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise. Phone 07 5538 8909.
At Oceans by Omeros not only will guests receive the best-quality food and service but at prices that are unheard of in today’s culinary market. There’s the local fish and chip shop, and then there’s Oceans by Omeros, a truly unforgettable experience in fresh seafood.
Nikki Brown Photography Nikki Brown Photography specialises in swimsuit and lingerie photo shoots. As a female photographer, Nikki’s glamour shoots provide a relaxed and secure environment. The client determines location, allowing for unique and individual photos. Photo shoots are conducted for a minimum of two hours. Nikki guides her clients through their shoot, ensuring it’s a personalised and enjoyable experience. Nikki’s advanced retouching skills are also included in the package. When booking, mention Gold Coast Magazine to receive $50 off your photo package. View Nikki’s portfolio at nikkibrownphotography.com.au or phone 0468 909 799. Like Nikki Brown Photography on Facebook at facebook.com/nikkibrownphotography.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary The Adventure Parc high ropes course at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the newest nature-based adventure experience on the Gold Coast. Sixty-five challenges and over four separate courses weave their way through the eucalypt and rainforest canopy. The high ropes course is based on the Adventure Parc concept, which takes elements of SAS commando training and delivers safe, fun and exciting treetops ropes courses for children and adults.The Currumbin courses are like no other – surrounded by native wildlife and combined with world-class wildlife displays and shows. The four courses include two beginner courses, one intermediate course and one advanced course, designed to offer participants the ultimate challenge. For more information, phone 07 5534 1266 or visit cws.org.au.
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Sanctuary Cove Dental provides patients with the finest quality care in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr Vin Singh is passionate about providing each patient with quality treatment that will help improve a patient’s oral health, including creating aesthetic restorations. Dr. Allison Chell dedicates her full attention, delicate touch and excellent clinical skills to each patient she treats. She can be also consulted for Invisalign, the no braces straightening system.When clients make the decision to entrust Sanctuary Cove Dental with their oral care, it’s a responsibility they don’t take lightly. Contact them for a complimentary cosmetic consultation, or stop by for a visit to meet the team and tour their office. When you visit Sanctuary Cove Dental, you are not just a patient in their office, but a guest in their home. Phone 07 5514 8106 or visit sanctuarycove.dental.com.au. 108 July/August 2013
Eastwell & Associates Eastwell & Associates is an accounting and business advisory firm based in Miami. They specialise in small to medium businesses, and provide retirement planning through self- managed super funds. The practice has been running on the Gold Coast for over 20 years, bringing in clients from all across Australia. With an all female staff, Eastwell’s provides a very personal and friendly service to all. Most of the staff have been with Eastwell’s for over 10 years, creating a compassionate atmosphere where results are delivered in a very easy and understandable way. To see what Adeline and her team can do for you phone 07 5572 7100, or visit their office at 17-19 Oak Avenue, Miami.
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Spicers Peak Lodge Dining: Your stay at Spicers Peak Lodge is all-inclusive. A typical day involves a two-course breakfast, two or three-course lunch (a picnic option is also available), finished off with predrinks and canapés and a five or seven-course degustation dinner with matching wines. Staff at The Peak (the onsite restaurant) are known for their divine culinary creations and their customer service and knowledge of their product is something to be admired.
When it comes to Winter escapes it doesn’t get much better than Spicers Peak Lodge. Located in a picturesque position in the fertile Scenic Rim region, Spicers Peak Lodge is boutique accommodation at its very best. Here you can do as much or as little as you like. Put on a beanie and parka and stroll the bushwalk trails or snuggle up with your lover on the couch near the open fire with a glass of red. Accommodation: The main lodge provides the heart of the property with the common areas including the restaurant, bar and open fire. The lodge also has a billard table and a private library collection.You have the choice of one of 10 lodge suites (some with spas and open fireplaces) or two private lodges.
We love a good rooftop bar and the Continentale Hotel in Florence has just opened up a gem. Florence is renowned for its history, art and romantic settings and we bet there is simply no better spot in the city to watch the sun set over the Florentine skyline than the recently refurbished La Terazza – the roof terrace bar of the Continentale Hotel. Paying homage to classic, Italianstyle aperitifs, a new drinks menu offers up delicious cocktails to sip while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city below. Visit designhotels.com for more information.
How to get there: Spicers Peak Lodge is located at Maryvale, a beautiful three-hour drive from the Gold Coast. To book a memorable Winter escape visit spicersgroup.com. au/property/spicers-peak-lodge.
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Mountain-top luxury in the Scenic Rim. Your gourmet package includes accommodation in a luxury lodge suite, a 3 course lunch and a 7 course degustation dinner, both with matched wines, a 2 course breakfast, all beverages plus a one hour guided nature walk with our knowledgeable bush guide. $999 All inclusive Valid Sunday - Thursday from 30 June 2013 - 31 July 2013. Conditions apply*
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Punthill Brisbane Punthill is an apartment hotel brand that has become synonymous with providing visitors to Melbourne with chic and contemporary accommodation. From a single location 25 years ago, Punthill Apartment Hotels now offers 12 distinctly different properties across Melbourne. Earlier this year the group launched Punthill Brisbane. This 70-room 4.5-star hotel is located in Spring Hill, close to the city and takes an entirely new approach to serviced apartments. Think off-beat eclecticism, contemporary design and European style. With a strong reputation for being one of Melbourne’s best accommodation providers, owners Arno and Robin Caras looked to Brisbane with its strong property market and saw an opportunity to offer something truly unique to the city. “We had a look at the competitors and thought that there was just about no-one doing this style of hotel,” Robin says. “We wanted to give them something a little quirky and slightly eccentric.” Far from hands off during the development, Robin has been instrumental in the design aspects of the property. Guests are drawn to the distinct design elements set to a background of striking wallpaper featuring bird etchings by Saul Steinberg, who is best known for his work in The New Yorker. Most often commented on are the brightly coloured wire birdcages adding an individual character to each balcony. Sourced from South Africa, the home country of Arno and Robin, these decorative features were made as part of a poverty-alleviation project. A nice touch and story in its own right. In an aim to add a distinct local character to the property Robin headed to the community, approaching a local primary school who provided some rather unique art from budding
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young painters. The results of which take pride of place in each bathroom throughout the property. Back to some of the features of the property, guests can enjoy an outdoor area including a pool, fully equipped openair gym, BBQ area and astro-turfed badminton court. The property also includes conference facilities and will also soon include a café turned bar by night. “Every time we create a new hotel, I say ‘OK, this one has to be the best’. In the hotel business you’ve got to cater to the corporates, but you’ve got to do something different. We try to cover every little detail in the hotel, so I really hope we’ve achieved that.” While Robin talked about the design and guest experience, her husband and business partner Arno looks to the good value that Punthill Brisbane offers its guests. “It’s a more personalised kind of stay at Punthill,” says Arno. “We offer four and a half stars, but at a rate that is more competitive than similar hotel rooms would be. If you’re staying for a couple of weeks, you are far better off in our product than anywhere else – actually, we feel you’re better off if you’re staying for one night too!” Whether visiting the city on business or for leisure, Punthill Brisbane offers quality, comfort and enjoyment. A thoughtful, chic and stylish place to stay. For more information on Punthill Apartment Hotels visit punthill.com.au.
With a strong reputation for being one of Melbourneâ€™s best accommodation providers, owners Arno and Robin Caras looked to Brisbane with its strong property market and saw an opportunity to offer something truly unique to the city.
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If just owning an Aston Martin isn’t unique enough you can make your vehicle super special with the limited edition carbon series. Available for the V12 Vantage model, the carbon series gives the vehicle a unique aesthetic treatment. Featuring bespoke carbon black metallic paint, especially formulated with a very subtle metallic twist to create a deep, rich patina, each car undergoes 50 man-hours of hand painting followed by stringent quality checks. In addition the side strake is fashioned from real carbon fibre backed by black mesh and complemented with gloss black 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels.A bright finished grille and front parking sensors (traditionally an extra) complete the exterior detailing.
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IN REVIEW: V12 Vantage Limited Edition Carbon Series Once inside, owners are greeted by plenty of rich Obsidian Black leather highlighted with a contrast silver course stitch, which adds to the opulence of owning an Aston Martin. The details: Visit Paul Hewitt at Sunshine Aston Martin for more information. The showroom is located at 79 Nerang Street, Southport. Phone 07 5582 7888 or 0425 001 964.Visit sunshineastonmartin.com.au.
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Just in case an Aston Martin is out of the question and you are looking for a special gift for your old man, here are a few of our favourite new release reads we know he will love.
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Life and lessons from the world of Australian Rules Football as told by an icon of the sport, Leigh Matthews. Four time Premiership player, voted the player of the 20th Century and four time Premiership coach. Accept the Challenge offers rare insights into the life and learning experiences that have shaped Leigh along his successful and at times turbulent journey.
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This is the incredible story of Dick Johnson, the knock-about battler from Brisbane, who would go on to became an all-time V8 great. It is the warts and all account of a racing career that has so far stretched 49 years, with the Ford legend opening up about all the issues, incidents, triumphs and tribulations that have made him an Australian Icon.
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Aston Martin I have friends that have told me they would become amputees for a ride in an Aston Martin. Up until a few years ago, that would be the only way one could sit in the rear seat of a modern Aston Martin due to the lack of leg room. Thankfully, Aston Martin has a graceful solution to the problem of no leg room – a four-door Aston Martin with four usable seats. It’s called the Rapide S. The latest iteration of the Rapide has received minor styling changes in addition to a healthy power boost – up 60kW and 20Nm over the outgoing Rapide. The sleek design retains the powerful and aggressive stance of the coupe, but integrates two extra doors within the rear quarter-panel. The limousine-like Rapide S stretches out to a staggering 5.02 metres in length and just under 2.0 metres in width.
Just like the DB9, the Rapide S doors are opened by pushing in the door handle to expose the lever and then pulling it to open the door. The door opens slightly upward so as to ensure your passengers don’t accidentally catch their door on the kerb. The advantage of extra length and width is two usable rear seats with cup holders, individual audio controls and the added flexibility of fold-flat seats.With the rear seats folded flat, drivers can stow luggage, golf clubs or even furniture – just in case the Volvo is being used by your better half. If for some reason the blissful engine note isn’t enough, the Rapide S is equipped with a gobsmacking 16-speaker 1000W Bang & Olufsen sound system. The crystal-clear sound system offers high-frequency clarity with body-shaking low-frequency bass. You can also connect your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player via USB or Bluetooth for instant audio streaming. Rear-seat passengers can also take advantage of the sound system with an optional twin-screen rear entertainment system. Fitted to the rear of the driver and front passenger seat, the entertainment system is equipped with a six-disc DVD player, wireless headphones and a remote controller. As with all Aston Martins, the interior is lavish, luxurious and lush. Fit and finish is excellent, while the seats are comfortable and equipped for long-distance cruising. Under the bonnet you will find Aston Martin’s renowned 5.9-litre V12 petrol engine that produces a mammoth 410kW and 620Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and is good for a lightning-fast 0-100km/h dash of 4.9 seconds. With the Emotional Control Unit (ECU) in hand (that’s Aston speak for the glass key), all you have to do is insert the sleek key into the dashboard and hold until the fiery V12 bursts into life. An initial roar is followed by an idle grumble that hints at the performance potential on hand. Gears are selected using glass buttons on the dashboard. Once in drive, the driver has the option of leaving gear shifts up to the car or intervening at any point using the steering wheelmounted paddle shifters.
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Rapide S There are also two driving modes that help transform the Rapide S into a fire-breathing supercar. The sport button engages baffles in the exhaust that make the V12 at least 10 times louder and three times more responsive. The best way to sample sport mode is with a tunnel. It’s truly tantalising. The second driving mode is track mode.This mode increases damper firmness to the point where even small pebbles on the road are felt throughout the chassis. It’s this type of engineering that gives owners the opportunity to attend track days in their Rapide S without having to extensively modify the car to prepare for fun driving. With 620Nm of torque available, the Rapide S feels agile and eager in any gear. Aston Martin manages these impressive power and torque figures without the intervention of forced induction. Brake-pedal feel and steering feel is superb and unmatched in this segment. The Rapide S is a wholehearted driver’s car that can morph between cruiser and racer within a heartbeat. Despite some competitors in this segment offering faster Grant Tourers (GTs), the Aston Martin Rapide S is unrivalled
in terms of design, elegance and pure luxury. At $370,800, it’s also one of the most affordable V12 Aston Martins on the market. I’ll have mine in Quantum Silver, please. For more information on the Aston Martin Rapide S visit Paul Hewitt at Sunshine Aston Martin, located at 79 Nerang Street, Southport. Phone 07 5582 7888 or 0425 001 964. For information on the entire Aston Martin range including informative videos visit sunshineastonmartin.com.au.
With the Emotional Control Unit (ECU) in hand (that’s Aston speak for the glass key), all you have to do is insert the sleek key into the dashboard and hold until the fiery V12 bursts into life. An initial roar is followed by an idle grumble that hints at the performance potential on hand.
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FROCKS | LAUNCHES
CELEBRATIONS | COMPETITIONS
LeGassick opened their Annual Event in style with special guest Jesinta Campbell. See who else was there on page 127. (Image: Ranyle Singh)
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One place we can never get enough of is Ristorante Fellini. Always a delight, Fellini never ceases to be a wonderful dining experience. Each item on the menu has its own spectacular taste, and highly recommended is the orzo ai fiori pasta dish. There’s a timeless comfort about this place, and with the pleasure of dining staff like Bart, the experience exceeds expectation every time.
Keeping it Chic The classic look is proving to be very versatile this season and the perfect accessory is the Rachael Ruddick Mini Yorktown Messenger bag. Featuring two detachable straps and crafted from soft calfskin leather, this piece is oh so chic and will hold everything you need. Make a quick dash to anotherlove. com.au to nab one for yourself plus have a look at their other fabulous accessories.
Don’t miss: Adrenalin Boutique The latest and much anticipated addition to Marina Mirage, Adrenalin Boutique, has finally opened its doors. Stocking the best of established Australian designers such as Willow, Ellery, Shakuhachi and more.The store has a new selection in the centre that will be sure to invite newcomers as well as keeping the regular clients coming back for more. Located on Level 1.
What’s On: Miami Marketta A eclectic mix of indie trends and new design, this fashion and art market held on the second Friday of each month, has fast become one of the Gold Coast’s all-time favourite regular events. Don’t miss the multicultural food stalls hidden in the back as you’ll be in for a treat. 5pm-10pm, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami. 120 July/August 2013
Right: Keen observers at Polo by the Sea.
It was style and simple pleasures on June 1 when Polo By The Sea held their first event on the Gold Coast. After an initial cancellation due to bad weather, the rescheduled event’s turnout was a large mix of style setters and corporate polo goers as well our local crowd, all sporting key looks for the season. The event schedule ran through two games, a corporate match later followed by the main event, both well played and great entertainment for the crowd as they dined VIP or stood by in the marquees with equally delightful gourmet snacks. Another impressive addition was the official fashion sponsors for the event, fast growing and popular label Aje, who held a pop up store and fashion parade on the day, which made for a very chic addition to the event. Naturally there was the traditional bustle of the ladies dash and the stomping of the divots, which also pronounced another perfect complement to the day. A taste of something effortlessly spectacular for the Gold Coast to show there’s no need to go all out to be great. Get your tickets quickly when the next Polo By The Sea is held, hopefully sooner than later, as this event is sure to grow in popularity quicker than you can say “goal”.
LOVING Luscious locks. Try the new Cristalliste range from Kerastase, it maintains incredible volume and shine during the colder months when hair is feeling flat and dull. A new style cut always feels great too. Available from Oscar Oscar Salons.
Winter sniffles. Maybe not an apple a day, but most of us do forget a good multivitamin and taking a coat out at night is what keeps the common cold away. Staying warm this season is easy, thankfully most venues now have a cloakroom. Brrr!
P ola r T he P in k E x pe d ition The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spaâ€™s Lagoon glowed pink as guests joined in celebration and support of Gold Coast adventurer Geoff Wilson and his friend, twotime breast-cancer survivor Kate Carlyle. The McGrath Foundationâ€™s Tracy Bevan joined Geoff and Kate to launch the Pink Polar Expedition with the all-important Boob Sled artistically placed at the centre of the action.
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Oceans by Omeros is open 7 days a week and is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boasting absolute beachfront dining, come and enjoy the superb views of Surfers Paradise beach. Look for Lifeguard Tower number 34a on the beachâ€Ś Oceans by Omeros is directly opposite. Fully licenced, and with a menu heavily influenced by the freshest Australian produce on offer, there is a mouth-watering array of fresh seafood dishes as well as steak, chicken and pasta.
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V IP â€™s at scar Oscar O It was a flurry of curls, straightening irons and product at Oscar Oscar Client VIP Night. Held in the gorgeous Palazzo Versace salon, guests watched in awe as the stylists worked their magic using the latest tools of the trade from GHD.
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’s A u st r alia B iggest T ea M o r ning Over 180 women gathered at RACV Royal Pines Resort for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The event aims to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Council Queensland. Ginny, Ruth, Trish & Annie
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T he G r eat G atsb y Gatsby fever spread throughout the Gold Coast for the movie release of the year, The Great Gatsby. Women (and a few good men) gathered at Event Cinema, Robina for a very special advanced screening of Baz Luhrmannâ€™s interpretation of the classic novel. Guests were asked to dress in their best flapper attire and certainly looked the part.
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he S ea P olo B y T It was a match made in heaven; polo, champagne, ponies and the picturesque Doug Jennings Park like we had never seen before. Guests enjoyed the VIP section and the Polo Lounge and were treated to two games plus a fashion parade from Aje. Make sure you book your tickets next time the polo comes to town.
Ekala Hunter from Division Model Management in the Aje fashion parade
Jonathan Bryant, Yasmin Bryant, Katia Lucas and Samantha Bryant
Andrew Murray, David Farley & Sandra Carder
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k â€™s Le G assi c vent E A nn u al The 2013 LeGassick Annual Event was officially opened in red carpet style by 2010 Miss Universe beauty Jesinta Campbell. The sale is the only one of its kind held by LeGassick each year to offer clients a genuine reduction of 40 per cent off all jewellery on display. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with Miss Campbell, plus there were prizes given away to a fortunate few.
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Oct 24 – Nov 22
This is a lovely time for connecting with children and friends. It can be an emotional time where your cup is full to brimming with love for your children, friends and family. This helps us appreciate our love connections and enhance our relationships. Where needed you can mend old bridges and build stronger relationships for your future.
Nov 23 – Dec 21
With fiery innovator Uranus in your creative sector and vivacious Venus moving through your travel sector the next couple of months could prove very enlightening. You cannot sit still and waste this revolutionary energy. That project you’ve been sitting on needs to be put into action.
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Jun 22 – Jul 23
Happy birthday, Cancer. Lucky you – the planet of abundance – Jupiter, has just moved into your zodiac sign for his once in 12 years visit. He’ll hang out here for the next year to expand your horizons, bring out your adventurous side and broaden your mind. Now is the perfect time for educating yourself in a new hobby or engaging in training that will advance your career.
Jul 24 – Aug 23
Is overseas travel in the picture for you, Leo? If it is, this is the best way for you to feel free, invigorated and inspired. Leos born August 2–5 can feel like they’ve got red hot coals underneath their feet, propelling them on to new possibilities. If jumping on a plane just isn’t an option – then perhaps burying yourself in a non-fiction book can trigger new insights in your life direction.
Aug 24 – Sep 23
Your ruling planet, mischievous Mercury, is retrograding through your social sector during the first three weeks of July. If you wish to avoid public faux pas then best double and triple check your schedule. Misunderstandings happen so readily and easily during this time. On the upside, this is the best couple of months for increasing your friendship circles and reacquainting yourself with old alliances.
Sep 24 – Oct 23
Love-inspired Venus is moving through your social sector during the first three weeks of July. This should put you in good stead for charming the pants off everyone in your friendship circles. People just love being around you and involved in your life. Meanwhile, planet of plenty Jupiter has moved into your career sector to advance your job prospects for the next year. 128 July/August 2013
Dec 22 – Jan 20
The next couple of months could prove a testing time when your strengths are called upon to manage difficult situations. Emotions run high, demands could be made and drama can ensue. Like a shepherd leads his flock – you may be required to lead by example and bring order to chaos. Transformation is inevitable and quick solutions will need to be made. Decide who is in power and take the path of least resistance.
Jan 21 – Feb 19
Frustrations could arise in the workplace affecting your daily routine during July. Mischievous Mercury retrogrades through your day-to-day life sector during this time to create a few hiccups in your schedule. This could mean computer crashes and technological breakdowns, so backup your systems. Reacting brashly to these delays is likely to fuel the fire – so take a deep breath, slow down and take it as an opportunity to review the situation
Feb 20 – Mar 20
For the first time in 12 years, abundant planet Jupiter moves into your children’s sector. This ignites the child within, birthing new projects and promoting new arrivals on the home-front. You are given the opportunity to express your individuality through any creative form. If you’re an artist this can be a wonderful time for amazing projects. A poet could write an emotive new prose, a cook may put together a recipe book, or a new addition to the family could arrive.
Mar 21 – Apr 20
They say “home is where the heart is” and you’ll get the opportunity to experience this over July and August.The emotional requirements of the family unit are beckoning, causing you to put aside your own endeavours in order to help others. Aries born 30 March – 2 April are particularly torn between fulfilling their own needs and considering others. Finding the balance between your personal freedom and the accommodation of other people’s wishes are likely to provide best results.
Apr 21 – May 20
Relationships with siblings, neighbours, colleagues and associates are highlighted.There is a tendency towards sentimentality and a level of generosity when you connect with others.Taking time to really listen not only provides a good feel vibe, but can open doorways to new opportunities that you hadn’t even considered before.
May 21 – Jun 21
Mercury retrogrades through your money sector during July, which could be the culprit for financial hiccups. Double and triple check your transactions to ensure they’ve been processed correctly. If you’re looking to secure a loan it could prove beneficial to hold off signing anything until after July 19. If you do have to sign a contract before then – ensure you read the fine print thoroughly.
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Welcome to the July/August issue, our 'Man Issue'. We caught up with Con Makris, the new owner of Marina Mirage. Plus make sure you check ou...