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his issue we toast one of the Gold Coast’s iconic events, the GC600, which not only bring millions to the economy and broadcasts images of our City to the motoring world, but also heralds the long, hot summer ahead, brimming with fashion, events and our unique GC way of life. Our cover speaks for itself! Becky Lamb and Fabian Coulthard are a formidable duo, in life and love. Recently relocating to the Gold Coast from Melbourne, they tell us about their ambitions, on track and off, and first impressions of their new home. Fashion this issue was sourced from Pacific Fair & Blockout Clothing. If you haven’t already succumbed to the allure of Pacific Fair, allocate half a day or more to experience what is truly a world-class shopping and dining destination. Our thanks to talented stylist, Kirsty Ashe, photographer Connie Puntoriero, hair by the expert team at Bird & Boulogne salon, Broadbeach and make-up by the polished Paris Ambrose, Palazzo Versace, McLaren and Vespa, all of whom contributed to a sensational shoot. Dads are the flavour of the month this edition, leading up to Father’s Day. Those of us close to our dads cherish them every day of the year. We spoke to a broad sample of GC fathers about their parenting style, how fatherhood has impacted their lives and what they love most about being dads.
BEHIND THE It was a blistering day for a mid-winter shoot, with blue skies and barely a breeze. The GC magazine team, including ‘stunt driver’ for a brief moment in the covetable McLaren 540C, Joel Kristanta, worked with photographer, Connie Puntoriero, stylist Kirsty Ashe, the professionals from Bird & Boulogne salon, Broadbeach and make-up expert, Paris Ambrose, and new season fashions from Pacific Fair to create an amazing array of looks for race driver, Fabian Coulthard and his elegant partner, Becky Lamb. We think our cover and fashion pages perfectly capture the boundless buzz of the Gold Coast during the GC600. Our thanks to Palazzo Versace, Revolution Scooters for the use of the stunning Vespa Primavera 150, and Gold Coast McLaren, as well as models for the day, Fabian and Becky.
There’s also a major property focus this issue, conveying the key attributes of the current batch of villas, homes and apartments springing up across the Coast. There’s plenty more health, beauty, finance, travel, and your final chance to subscribe and go into the running to win a trip for two to one of Thailand’s most spectacular resorts – the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. Thanks to our friends at Outrigger Resorts and iFly. net.au, one lucky winner has the chance to fly to Phuket to experience 5 nights’ accommodation for two people in a Deluxe Lagoon View room at this newly renovated slice of Thai luxury – absolute beachfront in a premier property designed for families, couples and groups. And a good belly rub to Bronte the French Bulldog for being the best behaved on the shoot! Enjoy the read this month, keep in touch via social media and email any requests or comments to editor@ collectivemedia.agency See you trackside!
This year, V8 Supercars has partnered with Moët Hennessy and introduce the Moët Ice Beach Bar to the Castrol Gold Coast 600. Like the range of corporate hospitality for what is the Gold Coast’s biggest weekend of entertainment, these tickets will sell fast, so act now to avoid disappointment. For information and reservations visit http://corporate.supercars.com/ events/castrol-gold-coast-600/ or contact Tracey Woodbry, GM Corporate Experiences on Tel: 5630 0362.
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he Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it’s commonly known, is Queensland's largest annual event, this year running 5 to 14 August. Held over 10 big days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. Ekka began in 1876, attracting 17,000 visitors to the grounds and is now Queensland's most celebrated event with an average attendance of 400,000 visitors annually. 2016 marks the 139th show and brings with it a variety of talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment. Ekka is also Queensland's premier competition event with 11,200 classes across 42 sections held throughout the show. Staging competitions which seek to reward outstanding achievement, the expertise of a host of international judging heavyweights are brought in from as far afield as Europe, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Every year, competitions ranging from film to cattle, music, dance, cakes, vegetables, fish, cheese and ducks are judged. Back again this year, Sideshow Alley is a world of fun and entertainment. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or looking for a magical ride the whole family can enjoy, Sideshow Alley is sure to satisfy all your excitement needs. Take a walk on the wild side and experience some adrenaline-pumping action on our thrill-seeking attractions! Ekka has a huge range of rides and amusements that will suit any age. There is a host of culinary options too – from gourmet, to carnival grub, licensed premises and family-favourites. In the Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion, The Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Cooking Stage is the perfect place for the budding amateur chef to learn a little more about the wonderful world of cooking. Hosted by local celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo, the stage is a hub for home cooks and foodies alike. Those who visit the stage will taste delectable dishes prepared by local and regional chefs, including Dominique herself, plus some special celebrity appearances. Each night, the Energex Community Arena will come alive with the never before seen world-class night show, EkkaNITES - the most spectacular show of its kind in Australia. The nightly show will light up the Energex Community Arena with a new show comprising four
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parts – Tradition, X-treme Action Show, live music and the spectacular fireworks finale. The show will feature a brand new design, more extreme sports and a breathtaking new fireworks display. The audience will be amazed as they see the X-treme Action Show, more lasers, the popular illuminated horses galloping around the arena and FMX riders. The Ekka is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families. It's a true Queensland experience and one not to be missed. Tickets and more www.ekka.com.au
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irque du Soleil rediscovers its origins with the company’s eighth Big Top show to tour Australia. A return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND ITS combines thrilling acrobatic performance TRADEMARK BLUE-ANDwith the art of clowning. We follow The YELLOW BIG TOP WILL SOON Innocent as he takes a journey of selfRETURN TO BRISBANE WITH discovery through a comic kingdom of AN ALL-NEW PRODUCTION, eccentric characters, electrifying thrills KOOZA. A SPARKLING, and out-of-the-box surprises. COLOURFUL HOMAGE TO THE Drawing jaw-dropping, heart-stopping TRADITIONS OF CIRCUS, KOOZA reviews in the UK and US, KOOZA is WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY 24 presented in a colorful mélange. The NOVEMBER 2016 FOR A LIMITED show springs open like a bejeweled ENGAGEMENT AT SKYGATE toy box to capture the audience’s BRISBANE AIRPORT. imagination and set their pulse racing. Sheer human effort - performance in its PHOTOGRAPHY MATT BEARD rawest, purest form - is showcased in all its splendor and fragility. The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats. “KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its sub-continental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder,ˮ wrote The Independent, London, while the Los Angeles Times described it as “a thrilling spectacle jam-packed with white-knuckle acrobatic moments.” KOOZA Company Manager Genevieve Deslandes told Gold Coast Magazine that KOOZA is bound to delight, inspire and captivate Brisbane audiences. “All of our shows have a different flavour and KOOZA is no different,” Genevieve Deslandes she said. “I think that the Photo by Yan Perodin level of adrenaline needed to power this show and created by what the public see on our stage is magnificent and unseen with many of our other touring shows.” “KOOZA’s approach, being inspired by the traditional circus, will also appeal to the Brisbane crowd because of its honesty. I say it very often but KOOZA is such a wild ride, it may be the best show to convert anyone who thinks they do not like circus performances.” From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has evolved to become a major Québecbased organisation providing highquality artistic entertainment across the globe. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over 60 countries on six continents. According to Genevieve, the broader appeal of Cirque du Soleil is its modern twist on the conventional. “I think that the way we produce shows is largely influenced by the traditional circus arts but done in a different, modern way. It can speak to you whether you like circuses or you don’t. It also appeals to all ages, whether you are four or 94 years old; you will spend a wonderful time dreaming and being impressed at how amazing human beings are. What we do is bring magic to the stage and we want to bring you in.” For local kids, and kids at heart, who long to ‘run away and join the Circus’, Genevieve advises there are many means of getting involved in the business. “I am a prime example. There are amazing progression opportunities for anyone willing to learn and grow. I joined a tour in 2002 for a 12-month contract and here I am today! Artists become coaches, technicians become Directors; it is a great school to learn from if you have the curiosity and skills. As for our talented performers, we sometimes hire Olympic gymnasts who then train to become artists but we also recruit individuals from circus schools around the world too.” See KOOZA for yourself from 24 November. For the ultimate Cirque du Soleil experience with the best seats and access to the intimate VIP suite one hour before the show and at intermission, including delectable wines and hors d’oeuvres and take home souvenirs, choose the VIP Rouge experience. Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges DHL as the official sponsor of the KOOZA Australian tour. Tickets are now on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza or by toll free 1800 036 685.
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RACE! QUEENSLAND’S LARGEST ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT, THE CASTROL GOLD COAST 600, IS SET TO BE BIGGER THAN EVER IN 2016.
n a bonus for fans, the 'Party in Paradise’ from 21-23 October will include concerts on Friday and Saturday featuring some of Australia’s leading music acts. Multiple award-winning Australian bands The Living End, The Rubens and Birds of Tokyo will headline the Saturday night concert in the Broadwater Parklands. Peking Duk will kick off a big weekend of entertainment when they headline 600 Sounds powered by Sea FM on the Friday night, supported by L D R U. The 2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 will also see the return of the spectacular Stadium Super Trucks after they wowed the fans in 2015. Gold Coast’s biggest festival will kick off with the 10-day SuperFest on October 14 and this year, includes a spectacular evening parade through the streets of Surfers Paradise during event week. Las Vegas style Club 600 will also return with DJ sensation Havana Brown headlining a line-up of electronic acts that will let race-fans party right at the track. Supercars CEO James Warburton said: “Last year’s event was the biggest since Indy on the Gold Coast with over 197,000 fans. We think this year’s event will be even bigger and better with an unrivalled smorgasbord of entertainment for fans of all ages including not one but two concerts included in the price of tickets for Friday and Saturday.
“For as little as $56 on Friday, and $96 on Saturday fans get access to the world’s best racing action, and a night time concert. These trackside tickets represent incredible value for money in what is the biggest festival on the Gold Coast.” Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said the Castrol Gold Coast 600 was part of Queensland’s major events calendar. “The Castrol Gold Coast 600 is part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland major events calendar which generates $460 million for the state,” she said. “I look forward to this year’s event delivering for the Gold Coast and Queensland by bringing in more visitors than ever.” Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said: “Our city welcomes this motorsport spectacle which is a carnival on wheels. What impresses me most about the event is that it has broadened its appeal from pure racing to a week-long celebration. “The international media and TV audience takes our city skyline, beachfront and lifestyle to millions of viewers, boosting our reputation as Australia’s events city and holiday destination.’’ Castrol Australia General Manager, Sean Rahaley said the Castrol Gold Coast 600 has become an iconic fixture on
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the international motorsports scene – combining the excitement of Supercars racing amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise street circuit. “As we enter the third year of our naming rights partnership, the Castrol Gold Coast 600 is an event that continues to win on many levels – and we’re excited to be able to demonstrate our performance product to millions of motorsport fans through global exposure at this action-packed event,” he said. Tickets are available at ticketek.com.au More info at www.supercars.com/gold-coast
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abian Coulthard is a rising star of motor racing. He and partner Becky Lamb, moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast this year for Fabian’s contract with Supercars DJR Team Penske, (formerly Dick Johnson Racing), Australia’s oldest motor racing team, now based at Yatala. Though new to the GC, Fabian and Becky are settling in, a process made smoother by the sunshine and mild winter weather in comparison to their home town. Fabian, originally from New Zealand, It will be fantastic started his career in karts before moving into Formula Ford. A trip to to experience the the Australian Grand Prix support GC600 as a local – races at Albert Park in 2002 proved the atmosphere, his worth, he then jetted to England competition and to compete in Formula Renault. Coulthard joined the Porsche Carrera festival. I can’t wait! Cup, finishing third and best rookie in 2004, then was crowned champ in 2005. He signed to drive with Paul Morris Motorsports, sharing a car with Alan Gurr and Steve Ellery in 2006/2007. In 2008 he linked with countryman Paul Cruickshank and an ex-Craig Lowndes BF Falcon and finished in the top 10 on six separate occasions. In 2009 he returned with PCR and a brand new Triple Eight-built FG Falcon taking the car to his first-ever podium finish at Symmons Plains before moving across to Walkinshaw Racing in 2010 for two seasons, then joining BJR in 2012. 2013 proved to be a breakthrough year for Coulthard in Supercars– two pole positions and twelve podium finishes. His sixth place finish in the drivers’ championship was a career best. Coulthard continued his momentum in 2014 scoring 24 top 10 finishes, three pole positions and six podiums. Last year was highlighted with his first win at a street circuit at the Supercars season opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide, and this season he heads to DJR Team Penske in hope of yet again being a title threat. Becky Lamb leveraged her modelling career into two successful ventures: Model Essentials website and online store and a national modelling agency,
Max Models, with 200 professionals on her books. “The beauty of it is that I can work wherever we happen to be,” says Becky who is as at ease with jet travel as most of us are with doing the daily urban commute. Add to that her role as Big Screen Reporter during races and Becky is kept too busy to be homesick. “I grew up in Newcastle and my family is there. I go there quite a bit and see them when I can. We have friends everywhere, so it’s easy to travel and catch up or stay with people close to us.” Exploring the Gold Coast, Becky and Fabian are enjoying discovering the best local cafes and restaurants, anything outdoors and for Becky, rediscovering a childhood love of horse riding. When it comes to fashion, Becky is not bound by designers or labels and describes her style as “definitely Melbourne, with black and feature pieces”. “I love scarves, accessories and bags – LOVE bags! Givenchy, YSL are favourites.” As for the full production – hair, make-up, lashes, nails and designer head to toe, for Becky, who considers herself “a country girl”, less is definitely more. “I prefer the natural look, though saying that, it is fun to dress up and a fortnightly manicure is easy to manage and worth keeping your nails nice.” For this pair, for whom travel is part and parcel of their careers, there are still some destinations on their Bucket List when commitments eventually allow. “I haven’t been to Europe yet and would love to travel to the alps and ski regions. When you’re on call the whole time, the idea of going ‘off the grid’ and heading to a third world country backpacking for a month at a time is also very appealing. “With Team Penske there is a lot of potential for travel, but we will see where the next five to 10 years take us. We just want to be successful and happy.” In the meantime, Becky and Fabian have their sights set on the Castrol GC600 in October. “It will be fantastic to experience the GC600 as a local – the atmosphere, competition and festival. I can’t wait!” Surfers Paradise will host the Castrol Gold Coast 600, 21 to 23 October. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 1 3
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SEAFM RADIO CO-HOST, CHARLI ROBINSON – LOVED BY A GENERATION OF KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS AS AN ORIGINAL MEMBER OF HI-5 – IS ALSO A PROUD GOLD COASTER AND AVID MOTOR RACING FAN. THIS YEAR, CHARLI TAKES ON A NEW ROLE AS GC600 AMBASSADOR, ONE SHE RELISHES FOR ITS PROMOTION OF THE ON AND OFF-TRACK ENTERTAINMENT. • What's unique about the GC600? The party atmosphere and true GC vibe! Supercars racing on our own Surfers streets and the track passing by our world famous beaches and high rises is truly incredible to watch and experience. • Why is it a quintessentially Queensland and Gold Coast event? Supercars speeding past our iconic beaches, sunshine and a crowd that is all there for the love of this sport and to have fun. It's electrifying on track and off! Fun, safe and your literally on the main road of GC...it’s transformed into a world class track for one amazing weekend a year. • What does your role involve? I've been a Motorsport fan since I was a child. My dad would take our family to Mt Panorama for the Bathurst 1000. He would tell me to close my eyes and feel the engines in my soul! Well from that moment I was hooked! My role as Ambassador is highlighting this sport is not just for men – us girls love Supercars! I'd like to encourage women to come to the track and experience not just the roar of the engines but the fun trackside atmosphere. We have so much happening for families, men and women I guarantee fantastic memories will be made. • What appeals to you about the event? Although I love all car races including on an actual built track, there's something very special seeing the cars speed around our own local main roads. The world of motorsport fans are watching and it highlights how incredible the Gold Coast is. The beauty is such a wonderful promotion for what I think is one of the best cities in Aus! • What's new this year? The party continues as always after the race ends & this year we have The Rubens, The Living End and Peking Duk performing as well as other world famous DJs / performers.
My role as Ambassador is highlighting this sport is not just for men – us girls love Supercars!
SST trucks are back which are amazing as they speed over ramps on the track and as always inside track relaxing areas surrounded by nature which is unique to GC600 chosen track area which are great 'Pit stops' for the crowd. • What is there for families and the uninitiated who perhaps haven't experienced the event before? There are many options with seating and track side positions so you can
walk right around the track stopping at many food/coffee and fan areas with merchandise and interactive stalls from your favourite teams or you can buy a seat in the grandstand and soak up the action. If you've never been to the GC600 I personally can tell you it is exhilarating! The skill of drivers speeding past you, the atmosphere and crowd will have you smiling and wondering why you've never been there before. Kids will love it, there are big trucks and cars in the inside park to touch and see and young adults will really love the parties after each race as well. • What do you love about living and working on the GC? I was driving past the beaches today, the sky was clear, Surfers high rises glistened in the sun and I thought ‘how could you live anywhere else?’ I'm in Broadbeach, but in every suburb we are like a giant community. Locals have a lifestyle that makes us one of the friendliest cities in Australia. We are a quick plane ride to our major cities for my work, but to live with such incredible beaches and hinterland, it's pure beauty. Come stay a while and tell me if you don't feel an exhale of peace after a day! A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 1 5
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urf Life Saving Queensland’s eye in the sky, the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS), celebrates a significant and historic milestone this year, notching up four decades of saving lives. Formally established on 5 December 1976, the WLRHS is one of the oldest community-based helicopter rescue services in the world and, since its inception 40 years ago, it has directly saved the lives of more than 850 people along Queensland’s coastline and flown in excess of 10,000 missions. Reflecting on the milestone, chief pilot Paul Gibson said the service had undergone significant periods of change across the past four decades but its core vision of saving lives had remained the same. “For the past 40 years the Westpac Helicopter has provided a vital service across South East Queensland, with our pilots and crew saving hundreds of lives and assisting countless others through preventative actions,” Mr Gibson said. “Over the years our services have expanded and our technology has evolved, but one thing that will never change is our unwavering commitment to saving lives and protecting Queenslanders.” Since its inception, the WLRHS has developed into one of SLSQ’s core lifesaving weapons, operating around the clock with pilots and crew on-call 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. “The Westpac helicopter has developed into a major asset to the surf lifesaving movement in Queensland, not only for the safety of beachgoers below but also when it comes to the protection of our lifesavers and lifeguards as well,” Mr Gibson continued. “There have been times in the past when beaches are closed and the surf conditions have been too dangerous for our lifesavers to be out in the water and, in those instances, the Westpac helicopter is literally our last line of defence and the only asset that can still go out and perform a rescue. “There are 850-odd people out there walking around today who owe their
lives to the Westpac helicopter and, for us as pilots and crew, there’s no greater reward than that. The helicopter was introduced 40 years ago to save lives, and that’s exactly what it’s done.” Westpac state general manager, Greg Crocombe said the organisation was proud to support the iconic service. “Over the past four decades, we’ve been honoured to support this vital service, and watch it expand from a single aircraft to a national rescue operation which also extends far beyond the coast to protect the community,” Mr Crocombe said. Many of us have fond memories and a strong sense of comfort when the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter flies overhead, and we are delighted to be here to celebrate this important milestone.” While the WLRHS officially notches up its 40th anniversary in December this year, its origins can actually be traced back to the 1960s. A helicopter surf rescue service was first trialled in Queensland during the Christmas period of 1965-66 on the Gold Coast. Tourism was booming and the Gold Coast City Council backed a proposal from the Surfers Paradise Progress Association, which also saw the trial service renewed for the 1966-67 Christmas holidays at the instigation of the association. The trial was deemed a success by locals, council and the lifesaving movement, and a need was identified to introduce a worldclass helicopter surf rescue service in Queensland to support lifesaving efforts on our beaches. A small group of passionate Gold Coast locals and senior lifesaving officials including, Mr Jack McMaster DFC AM, Mr Mal McNeilly MBE and Mr Earle Smith AM worked to make the dream a reality for the Gold Coast. In December 1976, the *Wales Helicopter Surf Rescue Service officially arrived in Queensland with the introduction of a Gold Coast based operation from a helicopter pad at Miami Hill. Thanks to support from the Westpac Banking Corporation since the service’s inception, the Queensland Government and generous donations from the
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community, the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service has grown from embryonic stage to a vital part of the Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) rescue operation. Today, the service operates two lifesaver helicopters from hangars based on both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast covering our coastline from Rainbow Beach to Rainbow Bay. The service is committed to SLSQ’s vision of Zero Preventable Deaths in Queensland Public Waters and dedicates 700-patrol hours each year to aerial beach surveillance, shark alerts and search and rescue operations. *Australia’s fist bank was established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales, becoming Westpac Banking Corporation in 1982.
Saturday September 24 at RACV Royal Pines: Join us as we celebrate 40 years of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service at our fundraising gala ball on Saturday 24 September from 6.30pm. The black tie event will be held at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast and guests will witness the arrival of our two helicopters with a simultaneous rescue winch demonstration, meet the pilots and crew and inspect the helicopters up close. Guests will enjoy a three course meal, drinks, live entertainment from TICKETS Gold Coast band ARE ON SALE The Accidents and NOW AT live and silent www.lifesaving. auctions, raffles, and lucky door com.au/heliball prizes.
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njoy a day of fun at the 3rd Annual Gold Coast Renaissance Faire! Bring your family and friends, and enter the world of swashbuckling adventure and romance! The Renaissance Faire will be staged 2 & 3 October (Queen’s Birthday weekend) at Robina City Parklands, daily from 9.30 am to 5pm. Free parking is available at the site. The Faire Fair Ticket Prices are: $12.95 general, $10.95 concession, $7.95 children, $27.95 family pass. Described by Channel 7 as “An impressive time travel experience in a brilliant sea of colour and, the Faire is a colourful festival like no other, offering a range of excitement for visitors of all ages. Over 50 costumed performers and staff recreate an authentic 16th century Elizabethan fair and marketplace. New acts include our thrilling Jousting and Horse Archery Spectacular, a first for the Gold Coast. Faire attractions include: Live theatre, dance and music performances, Daily Archery Tournaments, with cash prizes, Elegant Royal Court Dances, Thrilling pirate adventures with Captain Jack Sparrow and his motley crew, Demonstrations of swashbuckling swordplay, Queen’s Costume contest, with cash prizes, Children’s Fairy Garden, Games of chance and skill, Pony rides, Fine, handmade wares by skilled crafters, Delicious food and drink, including our Unicorn Wine Bar and Daily parades and processions. For more information visit www.fairego.com The Faire acknowledges the generous support of the Gold Coast City Council, and the office of Cr Hermann Vorster, Division 11.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
KPMG Rotary Kokoda Beach Classic
Australian Bee Gees Show
Gold Coast Multicultural Festival
MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS - BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Grammy Award winning superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will bring their show stopping ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ world tour to Australia this August. The duo behind the 2015 smash hit ‘Downtown’ will kick things off at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ features collaborations with Ed Sheeran (Growing Up) and Leon Bridges (Kevin). www.livenation.com.au
GOLD COAST MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
This year will be the ninth year of the annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival - an event that the whole family can enjoy. The festival provides a massive display of culture including international music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural information - with up to 65 stalls. There will also be international
performers on three festival stages, children’s rides and activities. www.goldcoastculturalfestival.org
AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW - JUPITERS GOLD COAST
Back by popular demand, the Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for ‘The Best of Mythology’ - The 50th Anniversary Tour, celebrating 50 years of wonderful hits from the Brothers Gibb. Fresh from performing with the world renowned Boston Pop Orchestra the Australian Bee Gees Show will hit the stage accompanied by the ‘Staying Alive Strings and Brass Ensemble’. www.ticketec.com
ZOO RUN @ SEA WORLD
An early morning jog through Sea World is on again with Zoo Run returning to help out Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation for the second year in a row. This 5km run and 2km fun run/ walk through Sea World will once again encourage everyone to get in their wildest
animal costumes and onesies. Tegan Lather, the 16 year old teenager with a passion for changing the world for the better, is the event organiser, raising $135,000 for conservation in just five years. This year’s Zoo Run will start with registrations from 6am to 6.40am with the first wave of 5km runners starting at 6.45am sharp! Prices are $60 for the 5km and $45 for the 2km, and all fees include day entry to Sea World. As with all of the ZOO RUN events 100% of the profits are donated to wildlife charities. This event will raise money for Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation. www.zoorun.com.au
KPMG ROTARY KOKODA BEACH CLASSIC
The Kokoda Classic is one of the only beach fun runs available in Australia. With three different levels you will be sure to find an event that suits you, whether you are a competitive runner or a casual walker. All proceeds go to Charities supported by the Southport-Broadwater Rotary Club. The charities for 2015 are; Legacy, Soldier On Australia, Gold Coast Nippers. www.kokodaclassic.com A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 1 9
2016 Australian Drone Nationals
Annual Inspirations Paint Gold Coast Car Show Broadbeach Jazz Weekend
2016 AUSTRALIAN DRONE NATIONALS 19 to 21 August
The country’s best drone racers will gather on the Gold Coast in August for the Australian Drone Nationals. 60 of the fastest drone pilots will compete over three days with freestyle competition heats. Only four of the best racers will duke it out in the final round to find out who is the 2016 Australian Drone Racing Champion. Special spectator areas will be set up near all the action. www.audronenationals.com.au
ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS PAINT GOLD COAST CAR SHOW
20 & 21 August
See the colour and class of hundreds of vehicles from the early 1900s to the latest makes and models at the Annual Insprirations Gold Coast Car Show. Vintage, Hot Rod, Cruisers, Street Cras, Muscle Cars, Utes, Drag Cars and Customs. Exciting displays of Tuff Trucks, Four Wheel Drives
and Drag Cars , kids carnival rides, market stalls and popular street food will add to the atmosphere. www.goldcoastcarshow.com.au
BROADBEACH JAZZ WEEKEND
20 & 21 August
Jazz up your life to the rhythm and beat of the Broadbeach Jazz
Weekend. The weekend will feature outdoor stages and venues, a host of roving street entertainment, eclectic street markets and more. This free event will feature a host of incredible entertainment performing on outdoor stages and in venues along with an array of activities for people of all ages throughout Broadbeach. www.broadbeachjazz.com
GOLD COAST SHOW
26 to 28 August Celebrating 110 years and still going strong, the Gold Coast Show is a firm fixture on the region’s calendar. 60,000 locals and visitors make the Gold Coast Show, held at the Gold Coast Turf Club, the biggest community show in Southeast Queensland. The Show is 110 years strong this year with a slogan ‘way too much fun’. More at www.goldcoastshow.com.au 2 0 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
WH AT ’ S O N I N . . . SNOW WHITE
2 to 11 September - Lyric Theatre QPAC Hailed by audiences and critics for its entrancing choreography and stunning beauty, France’s Ballet Preljocaj's contemporary retelling of Snow White prepares to make its Australian debut. This lush, full length story ballet by French Choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj features massive sets, the magnificent excess of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Fritzsch, and an all-star roster of French artists including set designer Thierry Leproust, and costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. Recommended for ages 12+. www.qpac.com.au
Griffith University Relay For Life
1 October 7pm – QSAC, Brisbane
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Gold Coast community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. www.relayforlife.org.au
Fans of big trucks and high-powered vehicles rejoice - Monster Jam® is heading back to Australia in 2016, with up to five brand new trucks and drivers and even more supercharged moto-tainment providing a unique sensory experience like no other, and Brisbane is the first city in the country to welcome the spectacular show! The 2016 line-up includes a number of fan favourites, with ‘Grave Digger’, ‘Monster Mutt Dalmatian’ and ‘Max-D’ back to tear up the track, alongside new additions ‘Alien Invasion’, ‘Pirates Curse’ and the yellow ‘El Toro Loco’. Monster Energy
when they are joined by children from local ballet schools in the cities that they perform in around the world. www.theartscentregoldcoast.com.au
QCWA COMMUNITY SPRING FAIR
THE NUTCRACKER IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET COMPANY
24 September - Queensland Country Women's Association, Mermaid Beach hall and Garden
Following their sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to perform The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky’s musical genius, who created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. The illustrious cast of the IRB enjoy performing The Nutcracker more than any other ballet, especially
With over 15 different community stalls you can browse and crafted knitwear, jewellery, candles, preloved clothing, flowers and herbs or taste and buy QCWA home-made jams, pickles, chutneys and cakes. Enjoy Devonshire tea or grab a sausage sandwich. For more info contact deborah.pinkerton@ gmail.com
17 September - The Arts Centre Gold Coast
For your chance to win one of four B-Reserve family tickets to Monster Jam in Brisbane, email your name, contact details and with Monster Jam in the subject box to email@example.com
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Frumar Jerome - Queens Land; Photo by Daniel Michaud
John Wilson - Seaball; Photography by KitWise Daniel Clemmett - Death Cult; Photo by Rowly Emmett
Ivan Lovatt - Magnificent; Photo by Lexi Smith
giant inflatable turtle, a shining diamond forgotten in the sands, and oversized Scrabble tiles spelling a word that resonates with the iconic location itself are just a few highlights of this year’s internationally acclaimed SWELL Sculpture Festival on the Gold Coast. 50 dynamic sculptures created by 55 artists will transform the golden sands of Currumbin Beach into an awe-inspiring display of public art, with the free, family-friendly event taking place 9 to 18 September. Now in its 14th year, the 10-day exhibition has been instrumental in engaging the community in a vibrant cultural dialogue as artists from across the country and the world display thought-provoking works that highlight a range of social, environmental and contemporary issues. More than 250,000 visitors will descend on the beach to wander amongst the diverse installations, as artists vie for a range of coveted awards valued at over $32,000, including the new $5,000 Neumann Family Award, while for the first time, each exhibiting artist will receive a contribution of $500. SWELL director and curator Natasha Edwards said the event has grown to become an integral part of the Gold Coast’s identity and was recognised by the international art community as a showcase of eccentric diversity. “This year’s final selection by the curatorial panel represents some of the finest sculptural talent from Australia, as well as from New Zealand and Colombia,” she said. John Cox - See Life; Photo by Daniel Michaud
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“We are excited to host the debut of new work by some of the world’s most cutting-edge artists, while it is also wonderful to see a number of artists who have previously exhibited return to SWELL once again to join in the collaborative spirit and rich cultural experience of the festival.” New to SWELL this year, Far North Queensland artist BJ Price will exhibit The Alpha Turtle, a giant inflatable sculpture to be launched in the Currumbin estuary. Measuring 10.5m wide by 5m high, the colossal sea creature adorned with striking black-and-white patterns inspired by the Great Barrier Reef was created as an environmental statement. International artist Emma Anna is among those returning to SWELL this year. The Colombian-based Australian artist has chosen the festival to debut her latest work following the global success of Imagine – the piece she exhibited at SWELL in 2010 which has now featured at more than 30 locations around the world. Like Imagine, Anna’s new installation is a highly interactive and engaging work conceptualised around an oversized Scrabble word made of recycled timbers and aerated concrete. The word – to remain a mystery until its unveiling at the exhibition – contains six tiles and is worth 11 points. SWELL will also feature a collaborative piece, titled Antidote and depicting a colony of ants, created by Gold Coast artist Andrew Cullen with students of the Visual Arts Academy of Helensvale State High School.
John Wilson - Street Lamp; Photo by Rowly Emmett
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Radiohead's long-awaited ninth album and first since 2011, A Moon Shaped Pool features 11 tracks produced by long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich and comes complete with a 12page full colour booklet.
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FIL M S
Films ON SCREEN
YOU’LL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A BETTER LINE-UP AT THE FLICKS THAN THIS LOT! FROM ART HOUSE TO ANARCHIC, RETRO AND FASHIONISTA, THE BIG SCREEN IS SO HOT RIGHT NOW. BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American, Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mum-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack. Released 15 September.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS This animated comedy is about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. See the trailer at www.thesecretlifeofpets. com.au Released 8 September.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS This epic action-adventure is from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. The all-star cast also includes Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and many more. Released 18 August.
To win one of five double passes to either Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets or Bridget Jones's Baby, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and which film you would like to see. Winners will be notified by email and tickets sent via post.
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F E AT U R E
he whole definition of family has evolved in a generation, as has the role and expectations of fathers. While they still may be ‘head of the household’, they enjoy more freedom to explore their roles as nurturer, homemaker, friend and mentor. As mums have returned to the workforce, in some cases, busting through the glass ceilings of many industries, dads have been able to re-evaluate their attitude to career and family. According to Dr Jennifer St George, Senior Lecturer & Program Convenor, Family Studies at the University of Newcastle, the notion of ‘father’ has moved on significantly from the idea of sole bread winner and patriarch. “There are many additional characteristics to the father role,” she explains. “They are not bound to just one aspect, which was traditionally providing for the family. “There is a lot of discourse in the media and on TV showing the idea of fatherhood is broader than ever before. Showing this diversity and acceptability, as well as parental leave and more focus on understanding the transition to fatherhood, has allowed men the freedom to choose how they want to parent.” One of the reasons for this change is our understanding that children can develop multiple attachment relationships and dads playing different roles impacts on psychological and behavioural development of children. “Fathers influence social and emotional development, helping children explore the world with a balance of risk taking and parental regulation,” says Dr St George. “Through physical play, dads stimulate children to look at things a different way and help them regulate their emotional responses to situations. Through sometimes winning, sometimes losing and learning how to interact with others, kids learn about the world and how it works. Kids thrive on this lively, childfocused connection with their dads.”
Fathers influence social and emotional development, helping children explore the world with a balance of risk taking and parental regulation - DR JENNIFER ST GEORGE Fathering too serves an important role in a man’s sense of identity, Dr St George continues. “We have seen through studies involving grandparents that men who may have felt distant from their own children are surprised and overwhelmed with the quality and satisfaction of relationships with their grandchildren.” For dads and granddads who find the experience challenging and are seeking some suitable tools, Dr St George advises there are a myriad of resources at hand, including Beyond Blue, or practical tips just for fathers via a new service, SMS4dads. “This has been particularly successful, with 500 users over the past nine months.” More at www.sms4dads.com Whatever shape, form or function our dads come in, we wish them all well for Father’s Day, Sunday 4 September, and every other day of the year. Here, a selection of Gold Coast dads from all walks of life and situations reflect on fatherhood and how it has shaped their lives. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 2 9
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Dr Gary Swift
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt Gold FM
As a dad, I’m just an idiot, a big kid myself so my children laugh at me more than listen to me. - SPIDA EVERITT
As a dad, I’m just an idiot, a big kid myself so my children laugh at me more than listen to me. My dad is not much different. He worked hard as there were six of us but he was always there to run us to our individual sports which I do exactly the same now. The best thing about being a dad is seeing your children grow up, the choices they make, the different things they like. We have four great children, three girls one boy, and each is so different.
General Manager Southport Yacht Club I’m a hands-on kind of dad, home three nights week plus weekends and all day Sunday with the family. Compared to my dad, I try and spend more time with the kids along with being more affectionate, maybe because I have girls. The best thing about being a dad is seeing the kids enjoying life and being asked to watch TV in bed.
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I have tried always to balance a very busy career with long work hours and on call with involvement in the kids’ upbringing. Despite a job working very long hours, I have almost always been able to attend important school events and performances, even if I turned up late occasionally. As a family we have had some great holidays but definitely more focussed on quality rather than quantity. Supporting the kids’ education helping them to make good life choices and creating the environment for them to succeed and follow their dreams has always been a high priority. My own father was a journalist and press secretary with the Bjelke-Petersen Government. He and mum prioritised education and both worked to allow my brother, sister and I to have a private school education rather than other luxuries, for which I will always be grateful. The long summer holidays in the caravan at the beach north or south of Brisbane were when we spent the most quality time together. I have had perhaps more opportunities and financial reward as a medical specialist however the fundamental principles of family, opportunity and the importance of quality education came from Dad. I never knew my paternal grandfather as he died before I was born. My maternal grandfather was a carpenter who was honest and hardworking, qualities always worthy of respect. The best thing about being a father is the pride and fulfilment you feel when you share their successes, pick them up when they fall and then stand back when they are well adjusted adults with blossoming careers knowing you had a part in it all. You just want the kids to be healthy and happy. There is no substitute for the love you give and receive in a happy family unit. It certainly motivates me to help my patients to create families and experience the same joys.
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The best thing about being a dad is just seeing life through their eyes. - JAMES COURTNEY
James Courtney V8 Supercar driver
I’m a rough and tumble and hands-on kind of dad. We are a really active family and love the outdoors. I think in this day and age there is no other way. My dad worked six days a week and if it wasn't for our commitment and enjoyment together for Karting I wouldn’t have had the time with him. Now that I am a dad I am away for a week but then home a solid few days so I can spend much more ‘quality’ time with the kids. We try to do something altogether like the Night Quarter or a new activity that caters to families. The best thing about being a dad is just seeing life through their eyes. Watching them grow and learn new things is pretty amazing and I’m grateful for that.
co-owner Hemisphere Living We are very fortunate to own and operate our business which enables me to spend a lot of time with Ethan and never miss out on his development. I involve Ethan in as much as possible with what I am doing. His energetic personality and happy spirit makes any tough day seem so insignificant and gives me a smile from ear to ear. I was brought up by my wonderful mother and later step dad who taught me many valuable lessons. I can only hope that I can provide and raise Ethan as well as they did. I want to be there for Ethan every step of his life and be his best mate. Being able to create and shape a life and see him grow and change every day is the most rewarding and humbling experience ever. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 3 1
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dad Paul Gibson
Chief Pilot Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service
My wife, Rachael and I struggled for seven years and 10 attempts at IVF before falling pregnant. Pregnancy arrived with the news that we were having twins. The joy was short-lived. At the very early stages, Rachael detected something not quite right and at the 20 week mark, despite advanced in-utero surgery, we had to make the decision to terminate one of the twins. Both boys were delivered at 30 weeks. Our surviving boy, Wil Anthony Gibson, was just over 1500 grams in weight and spent six weeks in Neo-natal ICU.
The greatest thing is seeing your child grow in an emotional sense, to be compassionate for others and polite to all he meets. - PAUL GIBSON Today, Wil is a bright, intelligent and caring boy who is the centre of our worlds. As the Chief Pilot of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, my job involves some night flying duties so that allows me the luxury of being involved during some school days. I am fortunate enough that the school Wil attends encourages parent involvement and I have taken advantage of that by doing reading classes and excursions since he started. I would like to think I am a hands-on Dad, although Wil no longer wants me to hold his hand as we enter school now! I am a relatively older dad (49), than my dad was, so the thought always is with me that I have to stay relevant with my son, doing this such as playing the ‘dreaded’ Minecraft with him. As much as we would prefer kids today to get outside more, the reality is that technology is here to stay, so I could remain a lonely martyr if I didn’t engage at his level. iPads are the curse of today as TV was to our parents. The greatest thing is seeing your child grow in an emotional sense, to be compassionate for others and polite to all he meets. 3 2 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
Marketing Sales Director, Deputy MD, Jewel I live on the Gold Coast because of work so I only get to see the kids on the weekends as they live with their mum, Emily, in Brisbane. Being a single dad is hard but I have wonderful relationship with Em so that makes life much easier, especially with the running around all weekend with Piper (13) and Eddi (8) at netball on Saturday and Rigby (12) at AFL on Sunday. I’m very hands on and speak with them each day. Piper (13) now has a mobile so she can now ask for things via text 17 times a day! When I was in Brisbane I coached Pipers netball team which I loved, a little hard to do that now from the Coast. I don’t think my approach differs all that much from my father or both grandfathers. They were hard but fair as I am and I’ve always believed that I’m my children’s father not their friend. It may sound a little cold but it helps making the tough decisions a little easier at times. Manners and respect for all people is very important, and if you ‘cheers’ one of my kids and don’t look them in the eye they will give you a bollocking! All my kids will introduce themselves to you and firmly shake your hand. I’m very lucky that my kids are all at an age now 13, 12 and eight where we can all enjoy each other’s company and do things with and for each other. I have three very different children and their qualities are all in line with a set of morals that I hope sets them aside from other kids. It’s always so nice when they come back from someone else’s house and the other parents always commend them on their manners and they are always welcome. But the big thing for me is you have to love your kids because that’s the rule, well, I really, really like mine and enjoy every second I get to spend with them.
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Brewmaster at Burleigh Brewing
Managing Director, Creating Demand I’d like to think I’m a kind, loving, supportive and fun dad, and I’d hope the kids feel the same way. My focus is on ensuring that the kids have all the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and financial support they need to help develop their path in life. That they have a solid platform to learn, grow and form their own opinions and attitudes towards life and the world. And that those opinions and attitudes come from a base of love, compassion and the sense that they are participants in life and not passengers and that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do. I didn’t really know my grandfather but my dad is still alive and I’ve been fortunate to spend many years with him in our lives. Dad can be a bit set in his ways and I think grew up in an era where you didn’t really show your emotions, so I think I’m a bit different that way. I just love spending time with my kids as we connect on similar levels. We laugh at the same stuff, they tend to think deeply and questions things like I do so it always leads to some interesting conversations. They have hearts of gold and it’s so comforting to know that they will grow up to be kind, wonderful, caring people.
I actually asked my 16 year old daughter what kind of dad I am. Risky, I know. She said “Protective, passionate about his kids. Biased in thinking we’re the best. Involved, supportive, a much better cook than mum.” No wonder I’m proud. In many ways, my dad’s style was to leave me to my own devices to figure life out. I made a few mistakes as a result. Like ordering an anchovy pizza when I was 11 (apparently that’s what adults liked on pizza). But at the same time, it made me who I am. I’m pretty resourceful. And now I love anchovies. I used to think the best thing about being a dad was the day they were born and absorbing the wonder of meeting our new squishy little kids. Then, I thought it was the day when our first born was finally old enough to sit on a surfboard with me. But now I think the whole journey is amazing – teaming up with my wife, Peta, to share what we know and what we wish we had known, to nurture two really cool little people into being amazing human beings. Next step, teaching the 16 yr old to drive. Yeeew.
Managing Director Integrity Motor Yachts A lot of my life was focussed on working hard to ensure we could provide the kids with all that they need. As I got older, I realised that what the kids really need is having you around and would prefer to have you at home than at work. So I’d say I transitioned from being focussed on being the bread winner to now being focussed on being the best dad I can be – to support the kids as they are now starting their families. I think in my dad and granddad’s eras were tough and the focus was on doing what you needed to do to keep food on the table and a roof over your head. So I didn’t really see them as often as I would have liked but we did still share some great times together. I have to say there seems to be more emphasis these days on dads being a lot closer with their kids and fortunately, our business has been able to provide that for our family. The best thing about being a dad is the unconditional love that you have with and for your kids. I love celebrating their birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day, as it brings us all together and we have some incredibly special family time. Now that we have grandchildren it has taken the unconditional family love to another level. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 3 3
F E AT U R E
director Fast Proof Press
dad Sheron Mougrabi developer
I am a very hands-on dad. My daily work life allows me to do most school pickups, attend all basketball and soccer games as well as school concerts and carnivals. Always home for dinner and the occasional homework assistance where possible (the kids homework is usually too advanced for us!) For me it’s all about balance. The kids school life is so busy with activities that it's important to me that the kids get a mix at home of action and relaxation. Weekends usually involve catching up with friends, heading to the beach or a great park with the soccer ball. I am now educating the kids on the importance of a good work ethic and understanding how money can work for you. They may not love doing their chores, but the weekly pay quickly adds up to a new Itune voucher or PS4 game. I encourages the attitude of spend half, save half. I am definitely not a nine to five worker , the majority of my work being done via phone and email from 7am till 10pm to suit local and international business times. Kids come first in my life. My own dad was always working and only spent time with me on Saturdays, his only day off. Time spent with my mum and dad usually involved very large family get-togethers with all the aunts, uncles and cousins at each other’s houses or parks. Food was a huge part of my childhood with all the Aunties competing on who made the best food at family picnics! Funnily enough, I have inherited their natural talent for flavouring recipes and am told I am a whizz on the BBQ. By far the best part of being a dad is watching your babies grow into little adults, seeing how they take on responsibility and display a caring approach to those around them. Watching them struggle with a problem and grow in strength when they solve it. And of course the hugs, the love, the smiles.
I’m pretty hands on, I'm always teaching them things, and learning even more from them. I love to pass down the line the little things that help make their minds tick. I like to get creative with the kids, craft, drawing, cooking and building things. I love it when our passions coincide, who would have thought that at my age I would enjoy playing LEGO with my kids. I don't think my approach is any different from my father. He was my role model, and I would like to think he did pretty well raising three boys. I was always told by my friends growing up that my father was awesome. Sadly, my father passed away well before my kids were conceived. I would have loved for my kids to have a grandfather they could learn lots from. I would have loved my father to meet my beautiful family. The best thing about being a dad has to be the sleepless nights, and the calls of ‘I wet the bed, daddy!’ at 3am. But seriously, I’m lucky to have flexibility with my work life that allows me to experience the everyday things my kids do, like school drop off, sports days, building billy carts and watching their drama concerts. It’s all these things which is why I really love being their dad. The hugs, kisses and ‘I love you so, so much’ is the cream on top. I wouldn't change anything about my life with my awesome family.
Gold Coast SUNS defender I try to be as hands on as possible with my one-year old, Riley, and definitely rough and tumble. My father has always been positive, really not fazed about anything. I think that has rubbed off on me so I think have a pretty similar approach to fatherhood. Being a dad puts a lot of things into perspective. I have the upmost respect for all mothers and women in general. It is also great to have a balance between footy and dad life. I always love coming home to my daughter. 3 4 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
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Becky & Fabian * His â€˜n Hers New Season Looks * High-tech Kicks
Previous page, Becky wears: Dress Dion Lee $1290, Bag Sandro Paris $750, Earrings Lovisa $15.95, Heels Ginger & Smart $469, Sunglasses Rayban $210 from David Jones, model’s own watch. This page Fabian wears: Jacket Reiss $440, Shirt Ted Baker $209, Chinos $240, Pocket Square $65, Belt $130 all Reiss from David Jones Pacific Fair, Sneakers Lacoste $149.95 Becky wears: Dress Dion Lee $1190, Earrings Lovisa $15.95, Sunglasses Mui Mui $410, Heels Nine West $159.95.
PHOTOGRAPHER: CONNIE PUNTORIERO MAKE-UP: PARIS AMBROSE HAIR STYLIST: BIRD & BOULOGNE SALON, BROADBEACH STYLIST: KIRSTY ASHE MODELS: BECKY LAMB & FABIAN COULTHARD LOCATION: MARINA MIRAGE, PALAZZO VERSACE SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CONCIERGE AND MANAGEMENT AT PALAZZO VERSACE 4 0 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
PROVING IT TAKES TWO TO TRIUMPH ON THE TRACK, BECKY LAMB AND FABIAN COULTHARD ARE NOTHING SHORT OF SIZZLING. WHETHER COUTURE COOL OR COMFORTABLE, THIS DELIGHTFUL DUO BELIEVES HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, WITH A PASSION FOR RACING, A HEAD FOR BUSINESS AND STEELY AMBITION TO BIND THEM.
Fabian wears: Knit Top $70, Jacket $560, Belt $130 and Chino $240 all by Reiss from David Jones Pacific Fair, Sneakers Lacoste $149.95.
Becky wears: Jacket $1070, Tee $160, Skirt $360 all by Maje, Sunglasses Rayban $240, Earrings Lovisa $15.95, Heels Ninewest $159.95. Bronte wears her own stylish collar and lead.
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Fabian wears: Polo Ralph Lauren $120, Shorts Ted Baker $159, Belt Reiss $130, Sneakers Lacoste $149.95 from David Jones Pacific Fair. Fabian wears own Oakley sunglasses. Becky wears: Dress Sandro Paris $640, Sunglasses Mui Mui $410 from David Jones Pacific Fair, Heels Ginger & Smart $469.
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Becky wears: Jacket Carla Zampatti $929, Shorts $570 and Bag $440 Maje, Sunglasses Le Specs $79.95 from David Jones Pacific Fair. Crop and Mesh Tank Blockout Clothing.
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Becky wears: Sandro Playsuit $480 from David Jones Pacific Fair, Padded Faux Leather and Supplex Racer Jacket Blockout Clothing, Watch and Sunglasses model’s own.
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FA S H I O N N E W S
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BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Winter detox * Manly duty * Lose the excuse!
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY:
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST
the specific procedure that most suits your particular needs. No single weight loss surgery procedure is best for everyone. If a surgeon only performs one procedure, ask why. THOROUGH MEDICAL ASSESSMENT: Pre-operative assessment is key to maximising safety. Your surgeon should rigorously assess and investigate your health. This includes arranging reviews and investigations by other specialists, such as cardiologists or gastroenterologists, to manage any existing conditions before, during and after the operation to ensure your safety. A detailed nutritional screening is also required before surgery as more than a third of candidates for bariatric surgery have ‘high calorie malnutrition’, with vitamin and mineral deficiencies already present. SPECIALISED BARIATRIC DIETITIAN: Bariatric surgery reduces the volume of food that can be eaten and can alter food preferences. The quality of the food consumed and compliance with recommendations remains the choice of the patient. Bariatric dietitians teach patients how to use their surgery as a powerful tool to make a successful lifelong commitment to healthy habits. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Emotional support is vital. Most people in society have developed their eating patterns over time to meet more than just their physical needs. People also eat for comfort, for socialisation, to combat boredom or to overcome fatigue. Sometimes, obesity has psychological causes that need to be addressed. A psychologist can assist patients to identify and overcome potential barriers that may hinder their weight loss success. BARIATRIC NURSE COORDINATOR: It is important that the whole treatment process runs smoothly. A bariatric nurse can case manage each patient to ensure nothing is forgotten. LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP: Ongoing, coordinated care that links with the bariatric dietitian and others involved in the weight management team maximises the weight loss and health benefits of the surgery. “It is important to take the time to get to know your patients so you can understand their struggles, determine what they need to succeed and make a commitment to supporting them to successful long-term weight loss.” Says Dr Jordaan. “We ensure our patients have accesses to long-term support through wellness workshops, psychology support groups, dietetic reviews and follow-ups with bariatric nurses.” “With the right dedication and support, people can turn their life around and achieve permanent weight control for a healthy future.”
OBESITY HAS OVERTAKEN SMOKING AS THE LEADING CAUSE OF PREMATURE DEATH AND ILLNESS IN AUSTRALIA.
besity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. Today, more than five million Australians are suffering from obesity and its medical complications is already here. OBESITY CAN BE TREATED. The good news is, something can be done to reverse the damage and create lasting health benefits. Weight loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, is recognised by the National Institutes of Health as the only effective long-term treatment for severe obesity. It can reverse health complications such as diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea, and improve a person’s quality of life. Bariatric surgeries are designed to impact on true physiological hunger. But internal hunger is not the only trigger for eating. There are many external factors trigger a person to eat and influence their food choices and eating behaviour. Dr Jacobus Jordaan of the Surgical Weight Loss Centre says the key to successful weight loss goes far beyond the surgery itself. “Obesity is no longer considered just a cosmetic issue brought on by a lack of self-discipline, it is a complex condition with biological, genetic, behavioural, social, cultural, and environmental influences,” says Dr Jordaan. “A safe and successful procedure is paramount, but it is just the first step in a life-long commitment by the patient and the surgical team to ensure weight loss is sustained long into the future.” “Weight loss surgery is most effective when combined with nutritional and psychological care, which is sometimes complex, always ongoing and differs from person to person.” “This is why it is not just the operation that is important; it is about choosing an experienced surgeon with a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring you stay on track, reach your goals and sustain your weight loss for life,” The multidisciplinary team at the Surgical Weight Loss Centre includes Dr Jordaan - a gastrointestinal surgeon with more than 20 years experience, as well as specialised bariatric anaesthetists, nurses, dietitians and a clinical psychologist. Dr Jordaan says it’s vital that a team of experienced professionals work together to identify the specific issues that have prevented a person from achieving their weight loss goals to date, and to help them overcome these hurdles for a healthy future. “A good surgical weight loss program takes a holistic approach to treatment and care to ensure patients are guided through the entire process with customised advice for every phase of the weight loss journey,” he says. KEY THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTRE: EXPERIENCED SURGEON. Studies show that surgeries performed by an experienced surgeon result in fewer complications. Your surgeon should have extensive experience operating on the upper gastrointestinal tract and performing 5 4 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
Dr Jacobus Jordaan MB ChB MMed Surg (Pret) (Hons) FCS(SA) FRACS is a Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and Endocrine surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Having performed many thousands of advanced and complicated surgical operations, he is among Australia’s most experienced specialists in minimally invasive weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr Jordaan is professionally known for his meticulous surgical technique and attention to detail, his exceptionally low complication rate, his ethical conduct and holistic patient care.
Not the right time? Haven't met the right partner? There are many reasons why you may wish to delay falling pregnant, but the facts remain, the older you get the more difficult it can be to conceive. Fortunately, there are options available, such as storing your fertile eggs now for the future - when the time is right. If youâ€™re interested in finding out more about the fertility options available or would like to discuss any fertility concerns, call us to make book an appointment.
AT 30 you have a 20% chance of falling pregnant naturally in any month. AT 35 this rate dramatically decreases so that by the time you reach 40 the percentage is only 5%.
Dr Gary Swift MBBS (QLD) FRANZCOG, MReprodMed (UNSW) Leading Specialist in ReproductiveMedicine and Surgery
Ph: (07) 5564 6017 Fax: (07) 5564 7940 www.drgaryswift.com.au Suite 4, Level 1 Pindara Place 13 Carrara Street, Benowa, 4217
beauty to the
BY DR TERRENCE SCAMP
hey say that beauty is only skin deep but in fact the bone structure of your face has an enormous impact on your appearance and also on the way you age. When you see the tall slender supermodels with their long necks and strong jaw lines, you can rest assured that the tremendous support that sort of bone structure gives to the skeleton means that they are likely to maintain good neck contour well past the age when many of us might have a spare chin or two. Sure they may age their skin and get wrinkles and lines, particularly if they have too much sun or smoke, but that great bone structure helps to hold the soft tissues in the right position and resists the effects of gravity. The obverse also applies. If the jaw is small and the chin somewhat recessive then at an early age you will see a blunting of the angle where the neck joins the jaw line and the clear definition of the jaw starts to blur into the upper neck. People with small chins often present seeking removal of some fat from below this area. If they are young and their skin tone is good often liposuction to this area beneath the chin is sufficient. However for most people over 40 laxity of the skin and the muscle there accompanies this and in addition to the fat removal redraping of the soft tissues is required. In most people this means a face and neck lift. The modern face lift has graduation from being a simple tug on the skin as was common 40 years ago and is perpetuated in the modern myth of the “S” lift, to a far more sophisticated multidimensional procedure. The problem with skin is it’s designed to stretch. Placing tension on the skin to smooth the face can only be of short term benefit as the skin will “give” and the tissue laxity will return. The modern face lift transfers the power of the lift into the deeper tissues, the platysma-SMAS layer. This layer comprises a thin muscle sheet and fascia that has far greater intrinsic strength than the skin. When these tissues are mobilized and supported correctly restoration to the contour of the neck is seen and the jowl is lifted. The skin of the face and neck can then simply be redraped in its new elevated position with minimal tension.
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The lack of tension on the scars provides better circumstances for healing and finer scars usually result. Also because the tension is not transferred directly to the skin the face tends to look more natural and refreshed rather than tight and stretched. The greater strength of these deeper tissues also adds to the longevity of the result. Where the bony contour of the jaw is seriously deficient further intervention may need to be considered. This may range from enlarging the jaw line either with a silastic prosthesis or with fat grafts or actually advancing the jaw bone itself. Because the face does more than just sag as it ages, facial rejuvenation has expanded to include a number of other modalities. Apart from the sag, the aging face will also shrink. The full round tissues of youth give way to the hollowness of the aging eye region and the emptiness of the aged cheek. Lips lose their fullness and their bloom and the lines near the mouth become deeply entrenched. For this reason a modern facial rejuvenation will commonly address the loss of volume in the face. This can be improved non-surgically by use of injectable materials such as Restylane and Juvederm. These materials allow Plastic Surgeons to enhance lips, fill lines and restore a youthful cheek and jaw shape without picking up a knife. Longevity with these products is often in excess of twelve months and they have a remarkable safety record. Where face lifting has been undertaken it is possible at the same time to produce a more permanent correction for the loss of facial volume associated with aging. Fat is commonly harvested by means of a needle from the abdomen and injected around the eyes, into the cheeks, into the deeper creases at the sides of the mouth and into the lips themselves and the jaw line. Fat grafting is a bit more unpredictable than soft tissue injections. The fat has to regain a blood supply and survive to maintain its size. Usually by three months it is clear how much of the fat has survived and the procedure can always be repeated. Conversely a little top up with some of the above products can just add to the final result without resorting to further surgery. So beauty is more than skin deep these days. The modern Plastic Surgeon is thinking from the bone up and looking for a natural, refreshed, healthy shape to the face that keeps you guessing about their age.
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THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE:
“CHEAP”, “LOW COST”, “BULK BILLED” OR “LIGHT” IVF –
WHO CAN ACCESS IT & WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? diagnostic procedures, surgical sperm retrieval with ICSI and many significant underlying medical problems fall into this group. For many others though it is possible to reduce costs with low dose FSH stimulation protocols (to avoid hyperstimulation risks and allow less intrusive oocyte collection procedures), local rather than general anaesthetic for oocyte retrieval procedures, increasing use of specially trained nursing staff, and rationalising the amount of specialised medical time e live in a society with evolving trends and attitudes input with protocols to optimise efficiencies. Laboratory skills, in reproduction and the concept of families. One equipment and procedures should not be compromised and in six couples experience medical infertility and no are fundamental to maintaining success rates at industry best. cause is found in 15% of cases. Other social circumstances in With these principles in mind, Queensland Fertility Group, modern society require assistance to achieve pregnancy. We part of the Virtus Network (the largest IVF provider in Australia) now have the technology to help a great number of couples has developed it’s low cost IVF model: “The Fertility Centre”. (heterosexual and homosexual), and singles reproduce and Abbreviated TFC, the third such low cost clinic in Queensland, create families which are positive, healthy and functional. IVF opens in July at 210 Ashmore Road Benowa on the Gold Coast. and related technologies are both fascinating and amazing but Four senior IVF specialists including myself will participate in also expensive. To provide optimal outcomes requires a huge and oversee the running of the clinic. Couples who have been capital investment and substantial skilled workforce of Doctors, trying to conceive without success for more than 6 months in the absence of serious medical problems can be considered Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Administrative Staff. for treatment at the new clinic, As a Specialist practicing in IVF and Reproductive Medicine, Couples who have been trying to which will be substantially than traditional full there are many issues to face conceive without success for more cheaper service IVF treatment. By with the application of IVF and genetic technologies with than 6 months can be considered selecting the right patients both appropriateness and for treatment at the new clinic, industry best success rates affordability being foremost. can be achieved using existing which will be substantially In reality clinicians need to scientific staff and facilities and cheaper than traditional full responsibly ration the limited specifically trained nursing and health budget and where administrative staff. service IVF treatment. possible balance the amazing For patients with more complex accomplishments of human scientific research with the cost requirements, not suitable for the low cost TFC model, full effective application. The fact that many who would require IVF service IVF treatments including advanced genetic technologies simply can’t afford it, in an industry now dominated by publicly will continue to be available through the QFG Gold Coast Unit listed companies, has lead to the evolution of cheaper models. which has been at Pindara Hospital since 2001 and now has an They are variably marketed as “bulk billed” or “low cost” or other extraordinary number of babies to count as successes. clever branding. I don’t believe any programs are completely bulk billed with no out of pocket expenses (but for a limited number of public units in southern states). Some components of the Dr Gary Swift is a senior specialist at Queensland Fertility medical evaluation and treatment may be bulk billed. It is simply Group Gold Coast and The Fertility Centre Gold Coast with not possible to provide the facilities, equipment, appropriately 18 years experience and a Masters Degree in Reproductive trained and experienced staff and achieve accepted benchmark Medicine. To find out more about services available to success rates for the rebates which Medicare provide. The latest patients on the Gold Coast and specifically suitability for freeze on such rebates and continual erosion of Government TFC low cost IVF techniques please call 5564 6017 or visit Health Funding adds to the economic challenge. The trick drgaryswift.com.au or thefertilityclinic.com.au. then is where to cut costs to increase affordability and access without compromising success. Some disorders causing infertility simply do not lend themselves to discount models. Pre-implantation genetic DR GARY SWIFT MBBS FRANZCOG MReprodMed
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M A N V S AG E I N G
PEPTIDES... WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
BY DR ZAC TURNER & DARREN SMEATH
here has been a great deal of discussion in the media around the use of peptides and how they can benefit you. In my clinic and practice I am continually asked whether they’re legal (they are), whether they are as good as people say (I think so) and whether they can be of benefit to your regime (yes). Most people think that peptides are just the newest fad in the evergrowing market of quick-fix magic potions, in actual fact though they’ve been around for decades, they’ve been used by the best sports-people for years and there is a very good reason why both WADA and ASADA regulate their use as performance enhancers. Professional athletes can’t use these substances as part of their code of conduct. But why can’t you, as an up-to-date over 18 year-old, use a substance that is going to give you in many cases more energy, increased metabolism, decreased fat, better skin and hair so that you can reach your goals faster? The important question you should ask yourself before using any substance is what would you like to achieve and why. WHAT ARE PEPTIDES? Put simply, they are small proteins made up of fewer than 50 amino acids. In the world of health and fitness they are used and recommended for increased energy, burning fat, building muscle and improving athletic ability. If you think of a hormone as a tree, made-up of many protein branches and even more peptide twigs it’s easy to see how a hormone can have many side-effects if used wrongly. Peptides on the other hand are much smaller and have been designed to stimulate specific receptors for growth hormone so you can tailor your results. Essentially, they can be used for muscle gain or weight loss and a range of other things. One novel peptide being researched at the moment is BP157. This peptide, apart from the positive effects on various gastrointestinal ulcers, also has beneficial effects on the pancreas, liver injuries, endothelium and heart damage, i.e. dysrhythmias following reoxygenation, and blood pressure, along with effect on experimental acute/chronic inflammation, wound and fracture (pseudoarthrosis) healing are described. One way in which peptides can help us is that when we eat carbohydrates or sugars our blood sugar levels increase. The pancreas senses this and is stimulated by the rise in blood sugar to release insulin. This insulin then triggers the body to transport the digested sugar into
cells from our bloodstream. The bane for many of us with less than an ideal metabolism, is that this sugar is then converted into fat and transported to problem areas such as the stomach, love handles and our butt for storage. Normally our body prefers to use fat for fuel, but with so many of us having a high sugar and carbohydrate intake it becomes very easy for our bodies to simply use this sugar for fuel and keep turning the excess into fat and storing it. This makes it very hard to burn that bootie. Different peptides work on different areas of the body with some stimulating the pituitary gland to naturally release more hormones, including human Growth Hormone (hGH), to make more of the same. hGH and the peptides that stimulate it help to stop our bodies using the readily available sugar floating around and instead make our bodies burn more stored fat while at the same time limiting more fat being made. The results of this can be great, especially when coupled with good dietary habits and exercise. You will have more energy (gained from using the fat) and also see the results of normal daily activities burning even more off your problem areas. Compared to steroids and testosterone, with their large potential for fast benefits and potential side effects, these are not magic potions that will turn you into a ripped mega-buff guy overnight. Peptides are more of a medium burn for those of us that know that the body we want is one of lifestyle enhancement and that the hours at the gym are necessary. Most people, when asked what they think a peptide is, simply don’t care. They’re results-driven, and it doesn’t matter to them that their method might be madness. Like most things in life, in order to be able to achieve what you want, you must be able to articulate it. Simply saying you want to look better is not going to cut it and can have serious harmful consequences if you take a bit of everything without a plan. Peptides are Australian Schedule 4 medications and as such they are doctor prescribed and tightly regulated. Whenever you go to organise and order peptides make sure you speak to a doctor or medical team that can individualise your treatment pack. Peptides are a great addition to any training regime and the results I have experienced over the past several months whilst trialing Thymosin, CJC1295, Ipamorelin and SARMs (not always as the same time), have been incredible. There is no doubt that if you are wanting more energy, better sleep, increased metabolism, decreased fat, better skin and hair and much more peptides can help you. Always remember to purchase from respected suppliers who use credible accredited doctors and pharmacies so that you can be assured of optimum results. Dr Zac Turner Regenerative Medicine Doctor Peptides Direct & Ageing Solutions
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LOSE THE EXCUSE NILS BARRY IS THE OWNER AND CLUB MANAGER AT SNAP FITNESS PARKWOOD. AN ACCOMPLISHED AFL PLAYER AT STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL, AND KEEN TRIATHLETE, NILS HAS SPENT THE PAST 15 YEARS WORKING AND TRAVELING THE WORLD AS A FITNESS COACH AND PERSONAL TRAINER. HERE, NILS OUTLINES THE NEED AND MEANS OF MOTIVATING MALES TO PRIORITISE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
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hese days, we get caught up in the humdrum of day-to-day life. As men, we feel the need to work long and strenuous hours to provide, progress our careers or prove ourselves. What we really need to see is a quantum shift in the way in which we prioritise our health. To do this we need to make time to create balance, learn to find productive and physical outlets to reduce and alleviate stress and to be physically and socially active with our friends and family. The trend of ‘busy being busy’ is part and parcel with today’s way of thinking and how we as a society have begun to operate and interact. We’re constantly on our phones or sitting in front of social media feeds, TV programs or bright computer screens finding all types of excuses for our lack or disinterest in exercise and trust me, I’ve heard them all! The truth is that they are just mental barriers we impose on ourselves. Sure at times in our life we have larger workloads, less free time and more responsibility at home but this is not a legitimate reason to sacrifice your own well-being or fall out of good habits. The harsh reality is that if we don’t make time and prioritse our health now, we will undoubtedly be dealing with consequence later in life. Have you ever thought to yourself, I’d love to be fitter to keep up with and inspire my kids or I’d love to get a better body and feel confident with my shirt off, love to last longer and be stronger in the bedroom, ever dreamt of running a marathon or feeling like you did when you were in your early 20s? Whatever it may be, you need to take action now
and what better place to do it, than on our very own door step. We are so blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We have amazing weather all year round, stunning beaches, scenic running tracks, picturesque hinterland hiking trails, an abundance of parks and a gym or specialised training facility on every second corner. With these situated in our own backyard I suggest its time you started on your journey. Do this by looking in the mirror and making a real and conscious commitment to work on improving the man you are and attaining the results you desire. Set some clear and achievable goals in both the short and long term. You don’t need to be moving mountains but make sure you’re challenging yourself and pushing your personal boundaries. Set weekly, monthly and quarterly targets and always have something to train toward to keep you motivated and on track. This could be a charity fun run, obstacle course or even a fullblown marathon if that’s your thing. Just remember to make it fun and something that you actually want to do. The best way to kick start change and reignite a fitness aspiration is by seeking out support and being around likeminded people. So get out there and find yourself some training buddies, join a local sports club or social team, even ring up some old teammates and start training together. If you’re a dad make it a regular thing to participate in the kids’ sports and help them practise. The next step is to start writing a list of activities and exercises you know or think you may enjoy. Over the next
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couple of months start to one-by-one tick them off. The final and most important piece to the puzzle is nutrition. Think of eating well as a form of self-respect. Yes no one is perfect and we're not asking you to live on lettuce but you do need to start educating yourself about what you’re putting in your mouth! Start by filling out a food diary for the next week to see what you’re actually consuming. It’s amazing what you eat and when, but what can be more revealing is the reality that you have been lying to yourself. I suggest speaking to a professional nutritionist and to start doing some research of your own. In the interim here are a few easy and simple tips to get the ball rolling: 1. Drink at least a litre of water daily plus another litre for every hour of exercise. 2. Eat as much plant based foods and leafy greens as possible. 3. Try to keep produce unprocessed, unpackaged and organic. 4. Buy from your local farmers market and find out where your food is coming from and how fresh it really is. 5. Try to base your proteins around biological available proteins such as fish, vegetable proteins and reduce your intake of fatty cuts of red meat. 6. Time your meals around when you actually need the energy. 7. Cook and prepare your own food. Ultimately gents just keep it simple and have fun with the process! www.snapfitness.com.au/parkwood
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PURE ELEMENTS LAVENDER SOFTENING MASK This deep-acting treatment for damaged and chemicallytreated hair softens and hydrates hair and scalp. Made of 100% pure essential oils of Lavender and Patchouli, with natural extract of Lime Blossom and Hydrolysed Keratin and Wheat Protein, Lanolin and Panthenol to strengthen, smooth and increase shine. RRP $32. www.luxbc.com.au HAIR COLOR CHEMISTRY Extend the colour vitality and tonal integrity between salon visits with Hair Color Chemistry. The colour-depositing shampoos, conditioners and masques will keep the hair colour rich and vibrant. Natural ingredients like Argan and wheat germ oils, keratin and collagen, will prevent premature fading and add strength, moisture and richness to any hair type to add moisture, restore tone and intensify shine. www.aquabaci.com.au
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KHAIRPEP TRANSFORME™ MASQUE This rich leave-in masque is a restorative, intense therapy masque to treat damaged ends and create volume. The K18 peptide, a new technology developed by European Scientists, delivers the ultimate repair solution to damaged hair, strengthens damaged hair by up to 85%. RRP $79.00 (50mL). www.luxbc.com.au
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irsute is hot right now. If you haven’t noticed, men of all ages and professions are more comfortable sporting facial hair and longer manes than generations before them who took full advantage of the invention of the disposable razor, in the early 1900s. Reminiscent of the enviable beards and moustaches of the mid-19th century Victorian era, gents are letting their follicles flow. The return of the full beard in Britain (last in vogue in Tudor times) was attributable to the Crimean War of 1854-56. Beards had been banned in the British army until this time, but the freezing temperatures in the Balkans, and the lack of shaving soap, led to relaxed regulations. Returning home, troops’ beards were the mark of a hero. Men who had never seen any military action began to grow beards. Within a few years, it was almost impossible to see a beard-free male face in Victorian Britain, except in Buckingham Palace, as Prince Albert would only partially conform to the fashion to grow a delicate mo. Back to the future: beards are back. But so you don’t appear more surly bushranger than sophisticated gentleman, take a tip from a top barber and keep it neat. “Every busy guy needs a good reliable barber, one he can feel comfortable with, one who remembers his name and most importantly
listening to what he wants even though at times we will also recommend a cut,” advises Tony Ahad, owner of Goodfellaz Barbershop at Benowa. “Barbering should always be about style and perfecting haircuts that have proven themselves over time,” he says, adding that Goodfellaz is positioned as “an old school barbershop specialising in traditional haircuts and hot towel shaves, as well as modern and classic cuts”. “You can rely on consistently good service and quality. Everyone here is personable, thorough and totally skilled at what they do. No bookings are necessary so just walk straight in and you’ll be greeted by all the barbers. Sometimes there’s a lineup, but don’t let that deter you, it moves quite quickly without compromising the service and quality of the cut leaving you feeling confident, fresh, feeling good and looking good.” Crucial to a manicured mien, Tony recommends trying some of the quality haircare products they stock to find something that works for your look and lifestyle. “To name just a few we have tonics, shampoo, conditioners and pomades being either water soluble or oil based. Our range consists of the quality Italian product Proraso, the popular Dutch brands Reuzel and Layrite. New York Pomades JS Sloane, California Pomades Uppercut and our local favourite Pomade from Burleigh, King Brown.” GOODFELLAZ BARBERSHOP, Benowa Village - Shop T6, Cnr Ashmore Rd & Ross St, Benowa. Tel: 5597 5531.
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BY CARMEL GARDNER
NOT ALL DEBT IS CREATED
etween bills, general living costs and saving for a rainy day, your budget is stretched as it is. Yet on top of all this are the various debts you've got to deal with, and it can seem downright impossible to cover everything with your pay cheque. The only thing harder than managing a budget is doing so while you're trying to manage debt. The key to successfully getting a handle on your debt is being able to properly prioritise the right ones. MOUNTAIN HIGH, VALLEY LOW Conventional wisdom would tell you to pay off your highest interest debts first, regardless of the actual size of the sum you own on them. No matter how small, with a high enough rate of interest they can quickly turn into a much bigger problem. This line of thinking is conventional for a reason: It's a reasonable and logical way to look at it. Take your debts and rank them according to interest rates and focus on ridding yourself of that burden. Of course, this is operating under the assumption that you can afford to pay multiple loans. If you can only afford to pay one of your loans, in some cases it can be more advantageous to put a higher priority on secured debt. Which brings me to... GOOD VS. BAD DEBT This distinction is based on what the debt is being used for. Bad debt is composed of money you've borrowed to purchase something that either has little chance of keeping its value or won't create any value - for instance,
a vehicle, food or clothes (we’re all guilty of a cheeky splurge on the credit card every now and then). By contrast, when debt is good, it's used for the purpose of wealth creation. Some examples of good debt include your home mortgage, business loan or student loan. Each of these cases is an investment in the future that stands to net you a return in the long run. In the example of a mortgage, it's a direct investment into something that has a high chance of increasing in value - a property. Similarly, with a business or student loan, while this isn't a product that can be bought and sold, they can increase your future earning power, which is a kind of financial return. FEELING SECURE? A secured debt is simply one that is tied up with an asset. For instance, in a home loan your debt is connected to the property you've bought; and in a business loan, it's linked to the business' assets. While generally it's better to pay your higher interest debts off first, you mustn't forget about tending to these ‘good’ debts, too - and in some cases, prioritising them. If you're put in a position where the choice is accruing more debt on interest or potentially losing your asset, the latter should be your focus. So keep this in mind next time you're taking stock of your debt. Not everything you owe should set you on the path to financial anxiety, and making smart choices around prioritising payments will make all the difference long term.
Disclaimer: This information is for general information only. Any advice in it has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should therefore not act on it without first taking those things into account and seeking professional advice. While all reasonable care is taken in the preparation of this information, to the extent allowed by legislation, Findex Advice Services Pty Ltd ABN 88 090 684 521 AFSL No. 243253 t/as Crowe Horwath Financial Advice, accepts no liability whatsoever for reliance on it. All opinions, conclusions, forecasts or recommendations are reasonably held at the time of compilation but are subject to change without notice.
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BY CHRIS NYST
THEY SAY THOSE WHO FAIL TO HEED THE LESSONS OF HISTORY ARE BOUND TO REPEAT THEM. HOW TRUE IT IS.
CHRIS NYST IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST CELEBRATED LAWYERS, AND HEADS UP GOLD COAST LAW FIRM NYST LEGAL. HE IS ALSO AN AWARDWINNING NOVELIST, SCRIPTWRITER AND FILMMAKER.
bout 30 years ago Queensland's Bjelke-Petersen National Party state government was determined to bolster its law and order credentials with the electorate, so some bright spark decided it would be a good idea to push through legislation imposing mandatory life imprisonment on anyone convicted of drug trafficking offences. When the legislation was ultimately passed it included a provision for a mandatory life sentence for anyone caught supplying drugs to a minor. As expected, the new laws saw a procession of drug dealers, junkies, deadbeats, misguided kids and small-time crooks being lugged off to jail, no ifs buts or maybes considered, and locked up for life at the expense of the public purse. Lawyers and other dirty rotten civil libertarians warned of the folly of such drastic action, but they were quickly howled down by the politicians as criminal sympathisers and do-gooders. Not surprisingly of course, it wasn't long before our jails were clogged up with inmates who had no prospect of rehabilitation or parole, and public administrators were soon starting to count up the ever burgeoning cost. Eventually, after a couple of 18-yearold (and therefore adult) offenders were sentenced to life imprisonment for handing their 17-year-old (and therefore juvenile) mates a joint or two to share, public outrage finally boiled over and common sense inevitably
prevailed. The law was repealed, and sentencing discretion was returned to the judges. It all came at a considerable cost of course, as every one of the sentence hearings which had resulted in life terms being handed out during the several years the law was in place had to be reopened, with judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers and police all being dragged back into court to revisit a long string of re-sentencing proceedings.
A black and white world is populated by wholly good guys and completely bad, and it’s easy to sell tough electoral rhetoric about permanently locking up the bad guys. Those lessons of history appear to have been largely overlooked in 2013 when Queensland's Campbell Newman Liberal-National Party again decided to bolster the state government’s law and order credentials with the electorate. Once again drug trafficking was the hot issue, and mandatory sentencing was considered the cool solution. The government imposed a mandatory minimum sentencing regime, which dictated that anyone convicted of drug trafficking was obliged to serve a minimum 80% of their sentence in custody before becoming eligible for parole. Once again the lawyers warned of adverse consequences, and once again the politicians howled them down, promising the new laws would
make Queensland “the safest state in Australia to raise a child”. However, last month Queensland’s most senior judge highlighted “unintended consequences” of the legislation that result in poorer offenders facing harsher sentences while other cases create "significant delays" in the court process. In dealing with the case of a young mother whose “downward spiral” after the SIDS death of her firstborn baby at three months of age led to her dealing in ice, Court of Appeal President Margaret McMurdo said the laws meant that those who have the money can delay their sentence hearing to assemble evidence of their rehabilitation, thereby giving themselves a shot at a suspended sentence, which avoids the 80% rule, while offenders without money, unable to assemble such evidence, will be sentenced much more harshly. To avoid that inequitable result, judges can only adjourn sentencing proceedings so more information about rehabilitation can be obtained, further clogging up the system. In the wake of the Court’s comments, a spokesman for Queensland Attorney General Yvette D’Ath has promised to review the case, and now it looks likely the new law will be scrapped. Politicians love the simplicity of mandatory sentencing. A black and white world is populated by wholly good guys and completely bad, and it’s easy to sell tough electoral rhetoric about permanently locking up the bad guys. But the world isn’t black and white, it’s a complicated mixture of infinite shades of grey, and history tells us that’s what makes the sentencing process a profoundly complex one. To subscribe to Chris' regular blog go to http://www.nystlegal.com.au/blog. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 7 3
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s Australia’s capital of small business and emerging enterprise, it’s not surprising to hear that Gold Coast women are leading the charge. From exporting nail polish and scientific breakthroughs, we are starting to see a new horizon for business and it’s not all at the big end of town. In Burleigh Heads, one of the most unexpected enterprises is creating a name for itself globally in both the manufacturing and export of nail polish to destinations as diverse as China and Russia. Winner of the 2015 Gold Coast Women in Business Awards Innovation Award Jules East who heads up ‘piCture pOlish’ has become the envy of her industry peers as she spearheads the way by expanding her empire through online channels and savvy blog program. Australian-made, vegan and cruelty free, piCture pOlish, is a collaborative nail polish brand with personality with each sassy shade telling a different story. At the other end of the City, there’s Michelle Doherty of Alpha-H who has redefined skin care through her international television network marketing campaigns which recently saw the range picked up by cosmetic giants Sephora and Marks & Spencer in the UK. Proudly Australian owned and operated, Alpha-H is now a global phenomenon, stocked in over 25 countries including prestige clinics, exclusive day spas, and high-end retailers. Having recently expanded the international arm to include UK and European teams, the global headquarters at Helensvale recently had to increase its manufacturing warehouse and distribution centre to support its international success. Considered a global leader in corrective and preventative
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skincare, Alpha-H creates revolutionary cosmeceutical formulations, which help bridge the gap between the beauty counter and invasive treatments. For over 21 years Michelle has headed this company, and in 2013 was recognized by being the recipient of the Gold Coast Women in Business Award Business Achiever Award and in 2014 took out the major Award – the Gold Coast Woman in Business of the Year. The search is on again to find women in business who are achieving success with the Australian Women in Business Awards Gold Coast Awards nominations now open for the 2016 awards. This year the Awards feature three new categories to support the growth sectors of the Gold Coast. As well as categories in business achievement, innovation and technology, and aspiring young businesswomen, the Awards now feature a category in celebration of excellence in achievement and or significant contribution to the development of, promotion of profiling of arts, entertainment and culture. Also new this year is the Futurist Award honouring emerging talent within an industry or community organization, highlighting the critical role a futurist plays as a key contributor adding value to the overall success of an organisation. If you know a an inspiring woman or school girl who should be recognised for their work or community dedication, the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards are calling for nominations for the prestigious awards. Now in its fourth year, this initiative profiles the City’s outstanding female achievers through honouring exceptional and successful businesswomen, innovators and community achievers as well as
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aspiring young visionaries through the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards. With nominations closing 31 August, the annual Awards encourage ambition, empower confidence and inspire new female leaders now and into the future while providing a unique platform for both personal and business growth and profiling. Download nomination details at www.WIBAA.com.au Last year’s Woman in Business of the Year winner Alana Beattie said nominations are open for women at all level of business who embody leadership qualities and embrace the principles of corporate social responsibility and she would recommend other women enter this year’s awards as the experience was so rewarding and worthwhile. “I have connected with so many likeminded women at all levels of business and being involved in the Award program and Alumni has afforded me the opportunity to grow both in my business and personally,” said Alana. “The Gold Coast Women in Business Awards celebrate the achievements of women across all industries at every level of their career and provide a wonderful platform for advocacy, mentoring and networking opportunities through being associated with the Awards. “I certainly urge women in industry and community endeavours to step up and be part of this brilliant initiative for women.” Women can put themselves forward or be nominated by a colleague, family or friend and with over $30,000 in prizes including a diamond pendant form My Jewellery Shop for the Award winners. Download a nomination form at www. WIBAA.com.au. For more information telephone: 5504 6055.
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ell known for traditional, fine and homestyle Thai, Thai Silom at Broadbeach has established its reputation as a favourite of locals for family dining and the business fraternity for casual lunches and celebrations. With a massive menu that includes those specialties you know and some you may not, as well as banquets for groups, this little gem has two expert chefs on the job seven days a week and more than enough to satisfy ever palate and preference, including vegetarian and allergies. The street ambience lends an authentic air at the start of the evening as rush hour signals the awakening of Broadbeach’s night life. Nature too is in full flight as the birds of Broadbeach chorus their changing of the guard. Subtle lighting, incense and background music all add to the experience. The entrée menu is tantalising and comprises the usual fare of fishcakes, spring rolls and curry puffs with a less familiar option of Thai sausages. Our hosts explain these are all home-made, native to the north-west of Thailand and made of mince pork and spices. Our dining experience began with the house specialty: fig lamb stir fry which was truly something special. Shiny, tender and with just the right amount of tang, the lamb fillet is combined with chilli paste, sun-dried fig and cracked pepper on a bed of perfectly steamed green vegetables. The veges were bright and crunchy – no packet mix here – while the lamb was melt-in-the-mouth and the chilli enough to bite without causing a flood of tears. When people come to the Gold Coast, especially a beachside hotspot such as Broadbeach, they want the taste of seafood. Thai Silom does not disappoint. There are dozens of delectable dishes on the main menu, such Moreton Bay Bugs, and a few more on the Chef Recommendations including Macadamia prawns and Pra Lard Prik, deep fried fish fillet with garlic, palm sugar and spicy and sour sauce, that will thrill seafood fans and not alienate those more timid diners for whom hot chili is a deterrent. 7 8 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
You can specify mild, medium or hot and kids are well catered for with enough variety to please even fussy eaters. Tom Yum was served next as another pride-of-house dish, showcasing the chef’s knack with seafood, sweet and sour, and soup. The large prawns were fresh, the octopus and calamari were tender, mussels buttery and subtle, and the scallops were succulent morsels as they should be. The soup had sufficient substance and texture to stand on its own, not overpowered by the seafood. After the meal, I found myself dousing the boiled rice in soup to soak up every last drop. The final dish was the lip-licking Coconut Lime Prawns: king prawns sautéed with sweet chili paste, lime juice, coconut milk, ginger, capsicum and onion. Yet another brilliant concoction and one that would lure me away from my usual Pad Thai, satay and green curry. On this occasion, no desserts were savoured but the menu has the regular offering of Sweet sticky rice and mango, Thai custard and deep fried ice cream. Pricing is what anybody would consider reasonable, mains $19.90 to $29.90, Banquets $40 to $45 per person. The venue is clean, comfortable and classically Thaithemed, providing sunken cushioned seating ideal for groups and families and an outside dining section. Our thanks to chefs, Mr Poramet Tresuttachep, founder and creator of the menu, and Mr Wiroj Rojsikam for their consideration, the welcoming wait staff and owners of Thai Silom. Thai Silom Broadbeach is the original restaurant, opened in BROADBEACH, OPEN SEVEN DAYS 2010, with two others on the 17B ALBERT AVE, BROADBEACH Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise TEL: 5592 3393 WWW.THAISILOMGC.COM and Australia Fair.
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LAIDBACK SEAFOOD SPECIALIST NOW OPERATING FROM Q1, BRADY’S FISH IS A VARIATION ON A TRADITIONAL THEME.
steemed chef James Brady has traced the roots of his culinary obsession back to London with the launch of his classic fish and chips restaurant in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Brady’s Fish is the latest venture from the Gold Coastbased, British-born chef and restaurateur behind the very popular Pigs & Pints and the modern Europeaninspired Samphire Bites. James has installed his new UK-style eatery beneath the iconic Q1 building, with Samphire Bites vacating the space to take up an exciting opportunity to relocate to the bustling international dining precinct of Broadbeach. Brady’s Fish dispenses with all pretence to offer customers a gourmet’s take on England’s favourite fare, serving up the freshest quality fish, ethically sourced from sustainable waters and farms in Australia and New Zealand, alongside hand-cut chips and a tempting selection of traditional English puddings. Brady’s Fish takes its name and inspiration from the Wandsworth, London restaurant, where, aged 15, James started out filleting fish under the tutelage of
his uncle, building skills to carry on his family’s century-old heritage as restaurateurs and licensees. James went on to train under executive chef Paul Gayler at the landmark Lanesborough Hotel in London, then worked across Europe before moving to Australia, where he refined his modern technique at Melbourne’s famous Vue de Monde and 3 Station Pier. “It has been nearly 20 years since I worked at Brady’s in London, and it’s always been in the back of my mind to do something like that back in Australia,” James said. The relaxed atmosphere of the eatery is an ideal fit for Surfers Paradise, which retained its laidback ambience amid an evolving dining scene. “There is always a yearning for food that is immediately comforting and heart-warming and suits everyone, and the space under the QI really fits with what Brady’s is in London. It is very rustic, comforting and homely – you immediately feel relaxed when you walk in,” he said. The Gold Coast re-imagining of Brady’s Fish is a haven for the traditionalist, with the freshest daily catch prepared with purity of technique for an authentic taste experience. James has appointed chef Andrew Morgan to manage the kitchen and execute the launch menu, which this week comprises gold band snapper, Northern Territory barramundi and John Dory, as well as chargrilled tuna and roasted salmon fillet. All fish is freshly cooked to order, allowing customers to indulge in a range of starters including baked camembert or crispy tuna sliders, and for those dining in, freshly shucked oysters served natural with housemade sauces and fresh lemon, or tempura with wakami and wasabi. Beyond the delights of the sea are menu options such as chargrilled ribeye with gravy, or wild mushroom gnocchi. Brady’s array of English puddings provide a delicious experience of familiarity, with golden syrup sponge, apple crumble or chocolate lava cake served through the winter months with either custard, cream or ice-cream. The venue is fully licenced, serving a fine selection of wines and lager or cider on tap, while most of the menu is also available for takeaway. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 7 9
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MUSHROOM, MASCARPONE AND POLENTA BAKE KATIE CALDESI POLENTA – BASICALLY COOKED DOUGH MADE FROM GROUND MAIZE — WAS ORIGINALLY A PEASANT FOOD. NOW IT REGULARLY APPEARS ON THE MENUS OF CHIC RESTAURANTS. IT’S FUNNY STUFF. IT CAN BE STODGY IF IT ISN’T COOKED PROPERLY, BUT WELL HANDLED, AS IN THIS CHEESY BAKE, IT’S DELIGHTFUL.
• 150g uncooked polenta, or 600g cooked polenta • salt • 2 bay leaves • 1 white onion (200g), sliced in rings • 100g butter • 300g mushrooms (mixed or one type only)
• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped • 2 sprigs of rosemary leaves • 250g mascarpone • 250g organic milk • a good pinch of grated nutmeg • 200g vegetarian Parmesan • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Follow the cooking instructions on the packet for the uncooked polenta, using half water, half milk if desired, and adding salt and the bay leaves for extra flavour. Bring the liquid to the boil in a large saucepan, then whisk in the polenta. Keep stirring until all the polenta is incorporated, keeping it over a low heat for 40–45 minutes. Pour into a metal tray or glass dish and allow to cool and set. This will take 1–1 1/2 hours. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Fry the onion rings with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper in half the butter until soft. In another frying pan, fry the mushrooms, garlic and rosemary in the rest of the butter over a high heat, adding salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Meanwhile, mix the mascarpone and milk together with the nutmeg. Cut the polenta into 0.5cm slices. Grease a medium ovenproof dish. Lay half the polenta slices in the base, scatter over the fried onions followed by the mushrooms, sprinkle with pepper and add half of the vegetarian Parmesan in a layer. Pour over half the mascarpone sauce and arrange the remaining polenta slices on top. Finish with the remaining sauce and top with the remaining Parmesan. Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbling and browned. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 8 1
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SPELT RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH, SPINACH, CHESTNUTS AND GOAT’S CHEESE SPELT IS AN ANCIENT FORM OF WHEAT, TASTIER AND MORE NUTRITIOUS THAN ITS INBRED COUSINS. QUITE A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH WHEAT INTOLERANCE ARE FINE WITH IT. THIS HEALTHY ‘RISOTTO’ IS A GREAT WAY TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH IT.
• 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks • 8 sage leaves, chopped • 4 garlic cloves, whole and lightly bruised • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 25g unsalted butter • 4 shallots, chopped • 250g pearled spelt
• 200ml dry white wine • 750ml hot vegetable stock • 2 handfuls of baby leaf spinach • 10 chestnuts, cooked, peeled and roughly chopped • hard goat's cheese or pecorino • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Tip the butternut squash into a roasting tin, add the chopped sage and whole, bruised garlic cloves, season and toss in 2–3 tablespoons of olive oil. Roast for about 25 minutes until tender and starting to brown at the edges. Meanwhile start making the risotto. Heat the remaining oil and the butter in a large sauté pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped shallots and cook until tender but not coloured. Add the spelt and stir to coat in the shallots and butter. Continue to cook for 1 minute until the spelt starts to smell slightly nutty. Pour the white wine into the pan, stirring all the time. Allow most of the wine to evaporate and then add the stock a ladleful at a time stirring frequently until all of the stock has been absorbed and the spelt is tender. Add the roasted butternut squash to the pan along with the baby leaf spinach and chestnuts. Stir to combine and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Using a vegetable peeler shave the goat's cheese over the risotto and serve immediately.
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CHOCOLATE AND CHESTNUT CAKE
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease the inside of a 20cm springform tin and line the base with a disc of buttered baking parchment. Dust with 1 tablespoon cocoa and tip out the excess. Tip 200g precooked, peeled chestnuts into a small frying pan, add 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 100ml full fat organic milk and cook over a low-medium heat for 5 minutes until the chestnuts start to soften. Remove from the heat and tip into the bowl of a food-processor and whizz until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and cool. Place 100g unsalted butter and 150g chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt either in the microwave on a low setting or over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth, remove from the heat and cool slightly. Whisk 3 large organic eggs and 75g caster sugar until thick, pale and doubled in volume. Mix in the chestnuts until thoroughly combined. Add the melted chocolate mixture and fold in until smooth. Carefully pour the batter into the prepared tin, spread level and bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until risen and the top has formed a light crust. Remove the cake from the oven and set the tin on a wire cooling rack and leave to cool to room temperature. The cake will sink and the crust might crack as it cools but this is part of the cake’s appeal. Dust with cocoa and serve with crème fraîche. Serves 4. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 8 3
FEELING CRUISY ON THE
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Danube - Great Loop
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e’d been avoiding it for years… the Cruise Syndrome. We have relatives who spend practically all their retirement days taking cruises everywhere except the canals of Mars, and that won’t be far away. They claim it’s cheaper to live on cruise ships than live at home. However, we took the plunge in June [not literally, I hasten to add] and decided on a seven-day river cruise down the Danube to test the waters [sorry] and see if we’re really the cruisy type. How could we cope with all those people we’ve never met, and what if they were all Americans? Would anyone speak Strine? Well, it was a bit of a revelation. The ship was brand new, operated by Gate 1 Travel and built to their specifications after years of experience operating cruise ships all over the world, from Europe to Africa and Asia. We figured they should know what they’re doing. And they do. The ship is called Monarch Empress, built in Germany and launched in April this year. It embodies every best feature you can think of, like cabins with so-called French balconies [sliding windows with safety railings so you can’t jump into the Blue [?] Danube for a swim] and many other things like a decent sized bathroom with a shower stall you can turn around in. My wife was particularly enamoured with the full length mirror, the lighting in bedroom and bathroom and she took a liking to Sammy our steward as well, and so did I. He was super-efficient and helpful, with cabin service both morning and evening, or on request. There’s a large TV with international channels which you can watch from your comfortable queen size bed in your bathrobe, propped up with down pillows. Plenty of wardrobe room and the space under the bed will accommodate suitcases. In other words, they’ve thought of everything. As for the cruise itself, we embarked at Passau in Germany, about two hours
Dining on the Monarch Empress
The Monarch Empress Danube Scenery Town of Melk
from the nearest airport in Munich. We were supposed to leave from Regensburg, but the river was too high upstream and we learned that another ship had wiped out its top deck under a bridge, so our captain wisely decided not to take the risk. Passau was a very nice little town with great bars and an impressive Cathedral which boasts the world’s largest organ. We were lucky enough to hear it in action at a recital. Next day we spent the morning in Melk, another riverside town with a famous Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 11th century, although today’s building is a more recent Baroque structure from the 18th century. Next, Vienna which is just about everybody’s favourite city because of its historic buildings, cafes and shopping. There was enough time here to enjoy a visit to the famous Spanish Riding School, Schoenbrunn Palace and a night of Mozart at the opera. Then Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a funky mix of Baroque and modern architecture with an imposing castle and all kinds of restaurants and bars around the cobblestone streets. Ladies, leave the heels at home!
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Finally, we sailed into Budapest at sunrise, an unforgettable sight with the stunning Hungarian Parliament Building dominating the view. We could go on and on about Budapest, but it’s safe to say that the combination of architecture, street life, galleries, great value shopping, food and local wine is a travel experience no one should miss. Speaking of food, we were amazed at the quality and the quantity of culinary delights aboard the Monarch Empress. With a different menu and plenty of choices every day, plus wines appropriate to the countries we were in, we somehow managed to increase the waistlines visibly and on return to Australia, are on a strict diet! Our fellow passengers, mostly American, showed no such inhibitions. Last but not least, the three Tour Directors were wonderful commentators and organisers, and did a great job of “herding cats” when managing onshore tours. Will we do it again? Well, there’s a very high probability that we will, on a different river such as the Rhine and hopefully it will be on the Monarch Empress. She’s the new Queen of the River. www.gate1travel.com.au
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100 Sir Bruce Small Boulevard, Benowa Waters is without a doubt among the most spectacularly sited properties on the Gold Coast. Waterfront on Clear Island Lake, this private architecturally designed home boasts a north east aspect with jaw-dropping views from all vantage points of the iconic Surfers skyline. With the best position on the lake, it is a modern family home with spacious accommodation, living and dining areas and impeccable fittings throughout. No expense has been spared and owners and guests will appreciate the quality and refined styling evident in every room. Just some of the features include 3M ceilings on the ground level and 3.3M ceilings on the first floor, hardwood floors and porcelain tiles, allergy-free, stainresistant carpet, solar powered motorised sunscreens in living rooms, custom block-out curtains and blinds in all bedrooms (plus dazzling views over the water to Surfers Paradise), and Atom LED lights throughout on dimmers in most areas. A gracious five-bedroom, four-bathroom property, there is plenty of room for family and friends. There is extensive customized 2pac cabinetry through out the home creating useable storage as well as practical work spaces including an in built concealed office desk in the breakfast nook. The main master has walk in robe and built ins, spa bath, double vanity and its own balcony to soak up the sunshine and panoramic views. There is a dedicated dining room and formal living room which could convert to a media room. The kitchen comprises top of the range Smeg Pyroletic Stove, Miele Dishwasher, Zip Tap and other European appliances, all the mod-cons a gourmet chef or entertainer could require, plus a butlers pantry with stone benchtop and more. High-tech security system read with cabling in place, including video intercom and remote alarm activation, automation and every gadget required to make life convenient. Outside, the large swimming pool comes complete with heating blanket and all new pool cleaner, filter and pump for years of enjoyment.
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e are on an upswing, according to all reports, buoyed by strong employment, positive consumer sentiment, a low inflation rate and exchange rate with the US dollar, and anticipation of the windfall from the Commonwealth Games and various other high-profile international events scheduled for the region in the coming years. Here, national experts comment on the trends, the projects worth investing in and how to capitalise on this new wave of development. Currently the sixth largest city in Australia with more than 600,000 residents, the Gold Coast’s population is expected to double to 1.2 million by 2050, placing a strain on current housing, services and other infrastructure. According to a recent report by property analyst, Michael Matusik, the Gold Coast residential market has just entered an upturn phase, with anticipated price rises of 5 to 10% during 2016 and increasing rents. This coupled with recent strong employment growth is driving investment. This is expected to continue with some 36,000 new jobs (a quarter of SE Qld’s new jobs) forecast for the Gold Coast area over the next five years. Residential property won’t be far behind. “There is a need to build up to 4,750 new dwellings in the area each year,” he says. “Despite a recent lift in new construction, the local market remains undersupplied.” As Mr Matusik explains: “About a third of the local households rent. The area’s vacancy rate has dropped over the past year, to a tight 1.5%, which compared to the Australian average of 2.7% is low. 1% is technically full.”
In 2015, leading demographer, Bernard Salt, produced a report called ‘Beyond the Horizon’, which forecasts what the Gold Coast will look like by 2050. Mr Salt says the Gold Coast's 'linear' form, developing along the coastline, will result in more infill development in response to the city’s growing population. Planned infrastructure, including light and heavy rail links and multi-million dollar upgrade to Gold Coast Airport will enhance Gold Coast City's bid to become a ‘world city’. Knowledge industries, tourism and the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be major drawcards for migration to the region, including those looking for a lifestyle change and a significant number of highlyskilled workers. The city’s 200-hectare Health and Knowledge Precinct incorporates the new Gold Coast University Hospital, research and allied health facilities, plus a master planned mixed use community. It is also home to Griffith University, ranked among the world’s top universities. Tourism too is forecast to remain a strong revenue source. Salt states that in 2013, the city was accommodating 62,000 visitors per night, and by 2050, that will rise to 99,000 on average per night. Construction is on the rise driven by two factors: Chinese and local developers seeking prime sites on the coast, and the demand for affordable housing in the suburban corridor between Mudgeeraba and Pimpama. China is the Gold Coast’s primary source of foreign investment and international tourists, welcoming highprofile Chinese developers such as the Wanda and Ridong groups, while the Gold Coast City Council plans to invest $6.8m to boost Chinatown in Southport. A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 9 1
IVY95 IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN REDEFINING BEACHSIDE LIVING, IVY95 IS SET TO BE THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS IN BROADBEACH.
ositioned on the corner of Old Burleigh Road and Second Avenue next to local’s favourite Lolas Café and overlooking the stunning Gold Coast beachline, the location alone is incredible. However, it is the sophisticated design of IVY95 that is set to redefine luxury beachside living and offer a new lifestyle opportunity that has never been available to home owners before. Developed by DANKAV, known for their fresh approach and innovative residences including Lanikai on Brighton in Southport, the design of IVY95 was always going to be exquisite to match the undeniable appeal of the location. DANKAV appointed BDA Award Winning Architects to deliver the vision and the outcome is a stunning statement address that will forever be an iconic landmark for the Broadbeach area.
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IVY95 will offer 51 apartments starting from $661,000, with a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms all with carparks and access to luxury resident facilities. DANKAV wanted to ensure that residents truly felt that the luxury lifestyle didn’t end at the front door, so the level of finishes throughout each apartment is superior. The interior design is fresh and contemporary with luxury additions such as imported marble and large format limestone tiles. It wouldn’t be total luxury without a private resident’s club, Introducing CLUB95 where residents personal access card gains entry to the rooftop pool, gym and dining facilities. Residents can book the CLUB95 business lounge for formal or informal gatherings or simply relax amongst the exquisite rooftop gardens. Ray White Projects Director and Exclusive Marketing Agent for IVY95 Julian Sutherland said the interest
from the market has been staggering. “Since the signage appeared on the site the interest from local home buyers and property agents has been enormous with a number of interested buyers calling weekly for an update on availability. “Broadbeach is in demand and in particular new apartments with beach views, so IVY95 is delivering exactly what the market is currently asking for and then some. We’re excited to launch IVY95 and can’t wait to see it come to life.” The IVY95 Sales Display is open in the heart of Broadbeach at the ground floor of the ARIA building where buyers can immerse themselves in the sophisticated elegance of IVY95.
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he site of the impeccable Inspire residential development is well-known and well-loved as a Gold Coast icon. Cav’s has been famous for its steaks for more than 32 years and will soon welcome a mixed use tower inspired by the work of Gold Coast pioneer, Jim Cavill. The 79-unit project, Inspire, features an exciting lifestyle precinct with Cav’s Emporium, Café, Convenience, Dentist, Doctor and Pharmacy. Labrador has evolved to be a sophisticated, well-planned beach community, with everything at your doorstep – beaches, the beautiful Broadwater, schools, shops, parks, clubs and community amenities. Step outside your front door and you are literally metres away from the beautiful Broadwater, just 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 30 minutes to the Gold Coast Airport. Inspire embraces light-filled, open plan design, boasting alfresco living and large balconies – ideal for entertaining and capturing ocean breezes. For the gourmet entertainer, your ultra-modern kitchen comes complete with stone benchtops and modern appliances. The quality and design story continues with spacious, light-filled bedrooms and ensuites. Every detail of Inspire is tailored to your peace of mind. There’s state-of-the-art security monitoring systems and discreet high-tech, fob-triggered security doors at the reception entrance, and activated lifts to whisk you to your apartment. Inspire has been smart wired to provide fast internet connection, with Pay and Free-to-air TV connections in the main living areas and master bedrooms. 9 4 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
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onveyancing is a reality for property transactions in Queensland, and for most people, it’s a labyrinth, a mire, a drag. For Jason Prismall, Director of Conveyancing Solicitors, it’s nothing short of thrilling. “I love it, every day, even after 25 years in business,” he enthuses. “I always had a passion for Law, even before I knew what it was. As far back as High School, I enjoyed working to solve an issue. These days, specialising in Property Law, I enjoy the dynamic industry, achieving a win-win outcome. I thrive on delivering results, making sure clients’ interests are fully protected. For me, it’s all about people.” As Jason explains, conveyancing is a crucial step buying or selling. In Queensland, it’s compulsory to use the services of a Conveyancing Solicitor, whose expertise and depth of knowledge ensure clients’ are spared the consequences of buyer’s remorse, or worse, if they later discover some pitfall associated with a property. “Even though we live and work under nationalised legislation, there are old fashioned search issues that underlie the work of a solicitor which makes it a lot more than just pushing through approvals based on electronically available information.” Recently commemorating 25 years in business, Jason is proud of the company’s evolution from a one man operation to
Jason receiving his 25 year pin
I thrive on delivering results, making sure clients’ interests are fully protected. For me, it’s all about people. a large firm with offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. “There have been a myriad of changes over the years,” he observes, referring specifically to the scale book with fees determined by a property’s value. “Now, it’s much more competitive and client service is the difference in most cases.” He attributes his quarter century success to “putting clients’ needs above my own, working long hours, in a handson role and with a personal approach to every aspect of the business”.
“We provide a fundamental service to clients, ensuring they receive their property in good title, free from encumbrances. Some may find that boring, I find it fascinating. Buying a property is a major decision. You can risk huge capital loss, with no recourse. You’d have to be mad not to use a lawyer with the appropriate skills. “Our commercial and residential conveyancing specialists work to put your mind at ease,” continues Jason. “Whenever transferring property, from selling a residential unit to buying a concern as large as the Palazzo Versace, we’ve got your conveyancing settled. “Our robust team of conveyancing lawyers and legal specialists know everything there is to know about conveyancing – it’s our specialty. We also love making conveyancing easy, so we further invest in systems and technology to provide a seamless service and quality experience for all clients. “We are serious about providing easy, stress-free conveyancing, and will beat any comparable and genuine quote from another firm by 10%, which is our promise.”
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ith its vibrant, sculptural forms and luxuriously appointed finishes, the Gold Coast's first truly beachfront development in more than 30 years is the property opportunity on everyone's lips. Soaring to an exalted 170 metres above the ocean, the Jewel development’s three crystalline towers have been designed to appear as if they have simply emerged from the sands below, destining it to join the likes of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab or Iran’s Flower of the East as an illustrious piece of contextual architecture. An equity-led venture from the Wanda Ridong Group, this opulent triptych is the height of contemporary sophistication, designed to be extraordinary in every way. Sitting on a rare, 1.13 hectare parcel of land right on the Surfers Paradise beachfront, Jewel is Australia's largest residential and hotel development, offering 512 luxurious apartments, as well a fully-serviced, six-star hotelresort set to attract the world's elite - from sports stars and celebrities, to rock stars and royalty. The exquisite apartment finishes, on show in the Jewel Experience Centre, have been based firmly on natural materials; timber and stone floorings, beautiful marble and onyx surfaces, as well as state-of-the-art tap ware, basins and fittings - all designed exclusively for Jewel. Jewel's Experience Centre is itself like nothing that's ever been attempted before. While overlooking the busy activities of the construction site, the Centre itself is a tranquil sanctuary, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the quiet serenity that will be the hallmark of this exquisitely sophisticated 9 6 | GOL D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
offering, and all while showcasing Jewel's uninterrupted, bird's eye view out to the vast, shimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean. An interactive model of Jewel's three stunning crystalline towers allows visitors to explore each and every apartment - examining the floor plans, specific interior renders and even the view in each direction, from each level. Visitors are swathed in Jewel's luxury, with cool marble and luxe onyx at their fingertips, and natural stone floors beneath their feet. On one wall of the centre, a high-definition multi-screen electronic display transports visitors right into the extravagance that is synonymous with Jewel. Another area boasts a peaceful pool area replicating the experience of stepping out of the ultimate in luxury, and directly on to the world-famous Gold Coast sands. But while many will visit Jewel's Experience Centre, only a limited few will ever have the chance to call Jewel 'home'. For more information. Tel: 1800 799 889 or visit www.jewelgc.com A U G U S T âˆ™ SEPTEMBE R 2 0 1 6 | 9 7
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ooking for a new apartment can be a difficult process, a lot of work and there's a limit to how much you can find online according to the founder of Property Tourist, there’s an alternative to endless searches and time spent browsing on property websites. “People who want to get offline and hit the ground are looking for good direction and knowledge from a trusted source to save the time searching and analysing online. Sales occur when people find what is they are really looking for and that starts with choice across the market and knowledge about how to navigate that market. At Property Tourist our specialist team provides independent market insights, research and analysis specific to the region and suburb the person is looking to buy in,” explains founder, Andrew Erwin. “We have a team of local apartment specialists who offer choice and unbiased knowledge across the entire Gold Coast apartment market and are happy to take the time to assist buyers with finding the right apartment wether it be now or well into the future. The Property Tourist personalised property tours provide just that – “If you are local, we will meet you at a the apartment display or if you are a visitor to the Gold Coast, we will meet you at your hotel or we can commence from our office at 6 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise,” says Andrew. “Over coffee, we learn about you and what it is you are seeking. We identify up to three properties that match and then accompany you to inspect them.
“After your tour, we provide you with a comprehensive report of the three properties which you can review in your own time, there’s no pressure to purchase now, we want all potential buyers to be well informed about the Gold Coast market place, the apartment projects that are available and future projects in the planning. Property Tourist’s expertise is not limited to a location or suburb. You can simply choose a predetermined research tour as a first look at the market and explore the North shore including suburbs like Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove, or take a closer look at the Central zone of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Southport or look further south to the Southern Beaches from Mermaid Beach to Coolangatta. If we can help with the research and education then the people touring are ultimately well informed and comfortable in any decision they make.
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LIVE THE QUINTESSENTIAL GC LIFESTYLE IN THE HEART OF THE GOLD COAST
he Gold Coast’s vibrant CBD hub, just minutes from Surfers Paradise, Southport is the business, commercial and soon, cultural heart with the development of China Town. Home to Australia’s finest beaches, it overlooks the beautiful Broadwater just a step and a jump from Main Beach and the glorious ocean. Here, you’ll find cafés, restaurants, leisure options, essential services and excellent shopping all within walking distance. Just down the road is the Brickworks shopping and dining precinct, Ferry Road markets, Australia Fair and leading fashion labels, department stores, supermarkets and cinemas, plus Marina Mirage’s upmarket retail and dining hub. Southport’s natural assets play a big part in its appeal with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Besides sunshine, surf and sand, the shoreline hosts nearly three kilometres of parks and walkways including the famous Broadwater Parklands where locals and visitors alike picnic, swim, boat, fish and water ski in a spectacular aquatic playground. As one of the Gold Coast’s oldest suburbs, specialist medical and dental services and major hospitals are concentrated here with Southport’s Gold Coast Hospital the largest regional hospital in Queensland. Via the new light rail, the largest hospital in the Southern hemisphere is just 12 minutes away, as is the exceptional Griffith University, ranked one of the top international tertiary facilities.
For families, Southport is known as a centre for education with several excellent public and private schools, including TSS, and leading universities conveniently nearby. An easy commute to Brisbane, the area is also benefitting from major infrastructure projects, particularly in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Blending contemporary style and function the generous apartments make the most of space, light and air letting you enjoy the Gold Coast’s sublime sub-tropical climate year round. Expansive balconies, floor-to-ceiling glass and open-plan layouts celebrate the views while creating relaxed and flowing living environments. Surrounded by lush landscaping with a stunning shared rooftop garden at the building’s crown, Marquee’s beautiful outdoor spaces encourage social interaction and offer tranquil spaces for retreat. The abundant greenery also works to soften the contemporary façade letting it settle comfortably into the established residential landscape.
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ISLE OF CAPRI
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his exclusive collection of four architect-designed town homes will strike a chord with those looking for upmarket, house-size dwellings with minimum maintenance and maximum lifestyle. The four, full concrete-construction town homes are between 270 and 314m². They are 3 and 4 bedroom with study and large open lounge and dining spaces and one has its own pool. They are community titled, gated, individually alarmed and secured – ideal for downsizers or discerning couples keen to savour local life, then lock up and leave for as long as you like, without maintenance concerns. The entire project was designed by Jared Poole architects, responsible for some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful homes in areas such as Paradise Waters, Sovereign Islands and Isle of Capri. The attention to detail is superb, with high ceilings throughout to take advantage of the natural light from the north east, Surfers Paradise skyline views and sea breezes. The finishes are all high end Italian marble bathrooms, kitchens featuring 70mm stone, marble timber veneer and 2-pak. The floors are porcelain tiles and plush carpets. There is timber staircases and ducted air throughout. Each home boasts cantilevered concrete overhangs and an extensive use of louvres for privacy, filtering of light and external aesthetic appeal. The location is 10 minutes to everything – the beach, Pacific Fair, golf courses and the entertainment and cultural precincts thriving in the region. Adjacent to the Primary School and Capri on Via Roma’s Boutique Shopping Village, everything you need within walking distance: schools, cafes, fine dining, beaches and Surfers Paradise CBD.
Best of all, body corporate is just $38 per week, which offers buyers or investors a real alternative to the high rates common with apartments. Starting from $1.1m. Interested parties can visit the fullyfurnished display by appointment at 40 Via Roma.
TO ARRANGE YOUR INSPECTION CONTACT DEBORAH PROVOST TEL: 0408 652 963
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n the last block of vacant waterfront land on the North bank of Lake Orr, Varsity Waters is perfectly located in a rapidly growing area. Only a short walk from schools, shops, business and Bond University, Australia’s only private University, it is no wonder that this area is prized by residents and investors alike. This immaculate project combines fantastic projected returns with the peace of mind of knowing that your investment is in one of the key growth areas of the Gold Coast. The project is built by Kyronn, a Gold Coast construction company
with a reputation for quality and reliability. With very high level finishes and attention to detail, KG properties is delivering what promises to be one of the area’s most stunning developments. It is little wonder that these units are selling fast! Do not miss your chance to be a part of Varsity Waters. CALL OR EMAIL REGIS FOR MORE INFORMATION TEL: 0478 527 696
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he new Atmosphere apartments at Ashmore, launched last year by innovative and forwardthinking developers The Howard Group, are proving magnetic to Gold Coast locals. Stage 1 at Atmosphere (69 apartments), is 90% sold and the majority of buyers are Gold Coast locals. Located in the heart of Ashmore, with easy access to local amenities including Pindara Hospital, Royal Pines Resort, Benowa Primary School and Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, Atmosphere is appealing to first home buyers and more seasoned property owners – many of them who know and love the local lifestyle. Recently there has been a huge influx of international property buyers purchasing apartments in other apartment projects on the Gold Coast, however Atmosphere is very unique in its demographic of buyers. First Home buyers, downsizers and local investors are the major demographic of buyers at Atmosphere. Stage 4 which is a separate stand-alone building of 18 larger apartments is also 75% sold and 90% of buyers are local downsizers. Stages 2 and 3 of Atmosphere will be launched later in 2016 and will be constructed in 2017 prior to the Commonwealth Games. Stages 2 and 3 will be predominately 2 bed 2 bath 2 car apartments over 100m² and priced between $439,000 and $529,000. 1 0 8 | G O L D COAST ∙ B R I S BANE & B E YO ND M AGA ZINE
Suburbs like Ashmore which were once home. From school teachers considered ‘out of town’ to tradesman, welders and are now right in the middle personal trainers, they have of all major infrastructure all chosen Atmosphere and facilities making it due to its ultimate urban highly desirable for a wide living environment and cross section of buyers. quality features and mostly Atmosphere has sold great location close to the all of the 2 bed plus motorway and also only 10 study apartments to local minutes to either Southport downsizers, with first home or Robina. buyers and a local investors Local Gold Coast choosing other 1 bedroom residents, Sean Gardner and 2 bedroom apartments. and Fiona Dagott fell in Sean Gardner & Fiona Dagott love with their ground Onsite marketing agent, Simon Miller says that he fell in love with their ground floor 2 bedroom plus study is overwhelmed with the apartment at Atmosphere floor 2 bedroom plus study amount of interest from , which has its own large apartment at Atmosphere, local buyers. outdoor terrace leading to Simon finds that locals a spacious exclusive garden which has its own large have embraced the outdoor terrace leading to a area. Sean and Fiona are developers’ and architects’ really looking forward to vision of earthy timber, brick spacious exclusive garden area. living in their new home and stone influences which and are particularly excited are featured throughout the apartments. about the pet friendly nature of Atmosphere and they Atmosphere is on the site of the old Ashmore Garden have already chosen the breed of their new puppy. World nursery and while Simon says that so many locals have commented on how much they miss the nursery FOR INFORMATION VISIT and café that was located within the nursery , there ATMOSPHEREASHMORE.COM.AU will be extensive landscaping introduced back into the grounds and there will be a new café for the locals CONTACT SIMON MILLER opening in Stage 2 of the Atmosphere. Once again, locals TEL: 0411 220 284 will be able to enjoy their lattes and lunch in familiar, SIMONM@HOWARDGROUP.COM.AU OR garden surroundings. STEPHEN LAWLER 0408 880 478 Simon also states that he is thrilled with the number STEPHENL@HOWARDGROUP.COM.AU of first home buyers choosing Atmosphere as their first A U G U S T ∙ SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 6 | 1 0 9
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Guests were served evening of fine dining, QT Gold Coast set the scene a great night celebrating the local entertainment and all the excitement of region’s best & brightest in vocational education & training. winner announcements.
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TRAINING STARS SHINE BRIGHT ON THE GOLD COAST Local stars in vocational education and training shone brightly at the annual South East Regional Training Awards at QT Gold Coast on Friday night (29 July). More than 330 guests joined Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath MP to celebrate the region’s top apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers, trainers and employers, with winners announced across nine categories. Regional winners from around Queensland will now vie for state honours at the Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 9 September 2016. Learn more about regional winners and finalists at www.qta.qld.gov.au; the official website of the Queensland Training Awards — celebrating 55 years of excellence in training. PHOTOS: LAURA PARVIANEN, LA MERI PHOTOGRAPHY. Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath delivered the keynote address and the muchanticipated winner announcements.
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Off to an amazing start, the Yugambeh Museum Youth Choir helped deliver a moving Welcome to Country. Fourteen-year-old singing sensation Harry J Hart wowed guests with musical stylings. And the winners are … (from left) Large Employer of the Year Transit Australia Group(represented by Erin Coleman), School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Nicholas Muir (also Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year), Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year Karissa Benson, Small Employer of the Year Jen’s Garden / Abilities Plus (represented by Jen Stuart), Vocational Student of the Year Mark Watego, Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year Kurt Trask, and VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year Glenn Raine. Greenbank RSL Services Club also took out the Medium Employer of the Year category.
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Minister Yvette D’Ath (centre) with event organisers from the Department of Education and Training, including (front row, from left) Steven Koch, Sharyn Donald, Robyn Kerr(DATSIP), Kim Hetherington, Deanne McInally, Gary Bryant, (back row, from left) David Linnegar, Peter Hodges, Anthony Knobloch, Trish Fidow, Katrina Cooley & Shane Thomson.
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Everything beautiful was celebrated at the opening of Prada at Pacific Fair. Invited guests downed French bubbles and petite canapes as they inspected the new luxury store. A host of gold coast notables, media and bloggers were in attendance. PICS & WORDS BY ANDREW MEADOWCROFT • GCVIP.COM.AU Chelsea Crawford & Callum Casserly
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Dear Julianna, I am a successful female owner. I have run an IT business for 15 years and have invested my cashflow quite well. As a consequence I am quite wealthy and yet I feel like a fraud. I feel like it has come at a heavy price and just cannot understand why I feel this?? Could you help me please identify this? SERENA LAWNTON, GOLD COAST Dear Serena, As a female business owner with a client base that’s 80% female I receive many questions from outwardly successful women who doubt their abilities and fall prey to thinking they are frauds. In my experience this is rarely something that men think, so why do so many of us internalise our accomplishments rather than celebrate them? Why do we often dismiss and minimize our success as mere "luck"? I think there are three key reasons successful women feel like imposters: 1. Women think about what they perceive this success as bringing them in respect to their identity before they achieve it, but see a different result when they get there. Before they achieve success they think that when they are successful they will be strong and empowered. Yet they do not project beyond this point and what will it be like to have to juggle this success with the load of a family, friendships, relationship and other aspects of their lives. The reality vs the dream is most often very far apart. 2. Women refuse to put themselves first. As a society we see ambition as aggression in women and so an ambitious woman is perceived as either angry or unfulfilled. When she actually takes off the hat of a mother, daughter, friend, girlfriend etc and makes a decision based on her needs she is labelled selfish. When a woman feels that her career and success comes at the expense of everything around her, instead of being the vehicle that supports everyone and everything, I believe she has a subdued shame attached to the level of success she has and as a result lives in guilt and often anxiety. Ultimately this leads to a seemingly successful woman with all the external trappings, but who is very insecure. 3. When women start out on their career path it is very rarely, if ever, that they think how the impact of further areas of growth and development will impact in their sense of individuality, psyche and identity. So they work hard to achieve everything and then when marriage, relationships or
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children come into the picture they have not often incorporated the flexibility these situations will need into their career. Whilst men maintain their positions and justify their long hours as those sent supporting their family, women are seen as negligent or super women for doing the same paid work load plus manage a family. Women know intuitively that their concept of success and the life they have has meaning, yet when change such as family comes into it they suddenly become overloaded because they have not emotionally made the rules of engagement work for them pre-success. But what can you do to change and become more comfortable and empowered in your success? Decide why your success is important to you. What does it allow you and create for you? Decide how you wish to use your success to enhance other areas of your life. Understand that success (often linked to control) in some life areas does not necessarily mean instant or formidable success (and control) in other areas. For example, just because you’re great in the boardroom does not mean instant success with getting your baby into a good sleeping routine, but many of us feel that to be “successful” all areas of our life have to be as strong and operate as well as each other. Make a plan beyond your immediate success that is flexible enough to allow for family and relationship changes – and make it about what’s realistic and workable for you, not what society or others expect of you. Understand that you can absolutely have it all in life - you just need to space and place it all and ensure that you bring in the resources you need to support your continuing success. There is nothing “fraudulent” or “lucky” about achieving your success goals and nor is there any “cheating” or “fraud” involved in recognising when you need help to plan and manage success in the many areas of your life. Women are taught to feel guilty about so much that the real fraud lies with not recognising your value and not taking steps to harness your potential success across every aspect of your life. Cheers JULIANNA
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Weigh up your options before you make a decision. The last six weeks have been different shifts with the Moon, and as such, you have felt the push and pull of people needing you. Decide how much energy you have to give each day to people and don’t go over the quota!
SEP 24 — OCT 23
Sometimes we have to ‘get over ourselves’ in order to move into the space we want to be in –for you this space is career. You need to understand that to get what you want you must raise your hand to declare your position so that your superiors now you are in the running!
Strength and patience is what you need to harness in order to become the success you want. Yet, this success is within the family and the balance you seek so much for peace of mind. Change is coming in the wind so get ready for quieter and calmer times.
DEC 22 — JAN 20
Family must know their place in life with you. This is important because extend family are putting pressure on what you should be doing and how. This is a time for you to get clear about your personal boundaries as they have been chipped away at.
JAN 21 — FEB 19
Your house moves into the sector for personal growth. You need to start to consider seriously who you are and what you really want to focus on. You have just ‘floated’ the last cycle and now you need you need to get serous with your purpose to self-grow into your strengths.
APR 21 — MAY 21
Old patterns of inflexibility need to be managed so they do not inhibit the next 6 weeks phase of opportunity for you. Career is strong, with potential to grow, so be flexible and open to others opinions. They are there to critique you not pull you down. Critique is needed for growth.
Gemini MAY 22 — JUN 21 Take what you want from life and enjoy it. You have gone through hard emotional times the last 4 weeks as the stars realign and now you need to return to the belief you are worthy of more! If you start saying ‘yes’ to opportunity you will thrive
OCT 24 — NOV 22
Your forever lesson will be to manage your sting when you feel you are not getting what you want-in all and every aspects of your life. This is most important right now as you feel under pressure to perform within your career and financial sectors-but also feel others not as good or deserving are better placed then you. Manage your attitude and you will get the success.
FEB 20 — MAR 20
Sometimes when you keep bashing your head against a brick wall with people it is time to let these people or person out of your sphere. People collecting is not about being a nice person-but rather a person who cannot say no in order to put themselves first.
NOV 23 — DEC 21
Stop focusing on what you don’t have and start to look at what resources you do have to be able to build the next level of financial success. The next three months are important as your house shifts into the money sector. Watch and stick to your budget so you don’t lose money when you need to keep money.
MAR 21 — APR 20
You will feel slighted by not getting the recognition in a project you have worked hard on. Don’t stop or give up. Take this a little challenge and keep moving towards the rewards it will give you on completion.
JUN 22 — JUL 23
Be patient but with strength not frustration. It is a slow time in your chart but when it picks up it is life changing! All you have worked on will come about and then so much more. Make sure you want it because once it starts it is very hard to walk away from. Julianna Suranyi is a professional Psychic and Intuitive Profiler who works with Spirit Guides and Loved Ones in Spirit. This issue, Julianna provides insight into what lies ahead for us in the stars.
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S H A R IN G L IN E S . . .
STEVE ACKERIE IS THE CEO AND FOUNDER OF THE STEFAN CHAIN OF HAIR SALONS, NOW NUMBERING 50 IN QUEENSLAND AND NSW. HE WAS ALSO SIX-TIME AUSTRALIAN OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACING CHAMPION AND OWNS AND OPERATES STEFAN BOATING WORLD. HERE, STEVE SHARES WITH US SOME DEEPER INSIGHT INTO WHAT MOTIVATES HIM AND THE WORDS OF WISDOM HE ABIDES BY. • I never thought... I would ever be without my beautiful mother I wish she was still here today so I could spoil her even more and reciprocate all she did for me. • My best ideas... were and still are creating a great place to work for all my staff from the salons to JoJo’s and now to Boating World. • Growing up, I used to... practise shampooing so I would be the one people would ask for when they would come to my dad’s salon at age seven and got more tips than senior people! • The people important to me... are our staff our clients can and my family. • When I go out, I... love to see what I can learn from others I am constantly looking to do things better. • The keys to happiness are... giving time to others what you sow you reap and golf and succeeding in achieving your Goals. • Social media... can make you or break you. Be careful! What you put out there will tag you forever. The greatest asset you have is your name, so treat it well
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don't abuse it. Respect your name and love your name. • If I could, I would... teach young people the art of reciprocity and the art of giving. • People who know me, know I love... golf and Rose. • If I knew then what I know now I would... be full of excitement and forever learning. • On my bucket list... are to take Rose back to Bartroun Lebanon where I was born and show her my school, the Christian Brothers school, where I grew up and the cedars of Lebanon. • The best advice I ever got was... from my mum: Don't join an easy crowd you won't grow there, go where the expectations are high so you can grow. Still the same rules apply and always will. • If I knew then what I know now I would... not change a thing because in reality I can’t. One thing I am is a risk taker but also a realist. • The meaning of life is... treat people like you want to be treated.
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