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We are big-time foodies in my family.

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Food has always been a family affair. My sister is a qualified chef. I grew up eating fresh home-cooked meals – we rarely ate takeaway and only went out for dinner once in a blue moon. We all sat down for dinner every night with the TV off. My school lunchbox was filled with amazing chicken and salad sandwiches or rolls, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers…it was all-but gourmet.


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Mum and Dad both cooked and baked…really well. I learnt how to cook my own food at about age 11 or 12. Mum simply told me I was cooking dinner that night and so I grabbed a recipe book and found the easiest thing I could – tomato and bacon pasta. It was delicious and I still cook it to this day. We were always in the kitchen with Mum or Dad when they were baking hoping to get the chance to lick the bowl, spoon or beaters. That was the best part. Dad is a mad-keen veggie grower and it was our job as kids to pick fresh carrots, beans or whatever else was needed from the garden for dinner. Gosh, the more I think about it the more food memories I have…even now we are still creating them. We’ve started a game. We have to buy breakfast, lunch and dinner on $65 a couple – yes, that’s right; all three meals. It has be sit down (no takeaway), include drinks and there’s no fast food allowed, and that’s pretty much the rules. So not only does this game create memories, but it also means we get to visit new places, share meals and try new foods that often become family faves.

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July 10-19 Kingscliff and the Tweed Coast Celebrate the coastal cuisine and culture of the Northern Rivers at the Taste of Kingscliff 10day food festival. The festival is a series of food experiences including food tours and talks, local and visiting chef demonstrations and signature dishes. Take the time out to enjoy a fabulous program of food events to suit families, couples or individuals.






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lways craving food, Renae Bressi never failed to give into temptation. She would have a bag of chips at the ready in her handbag as a back-up even. There was food stashed under the bed, in the car, at the back of the drawers in her bedroom and an emergency chocolate bar hidden in the freezer right behind the frozen peas so her brother couldn’t get to it. When she went out, she made sure there was food at hand just in case she got some uncomfortable feelings and needed to soothe the pain … with food. The craving for food could’ve been triggered by the stress of finishing an assignment, if she found herself alone, waiting for a bus or watching TV. And she was always thinking about food. “Since before I was a teenager I can remember if I wasn’t thinking about what I was going to eat next, I was regretting the meal I just ate,” she says. “I wasted over 20 years of my life obsessing over food and hating myself for constantly giving into temptation. I was plagued with feelings of worthlessness, loneliness and the crazy notion I had to be perfect to fit in and be accepted.” Renae, now a coach, speaker and international business owner, believes there is an underlying message in the media that women have to be thin, we have to be perfect and there is a constant focus on food. “We have turned food into the enemy. But we have to stop focusing on the food and start focusing on why the food is being eaten,” she says. “As a community, we obsess over food. We have labelled it as bad, but it’s not the food that’s bad. The food’s just there, doing what it’s doing. We blame the food, ourselves and our lack of willpower. “To solve this problem, we need to delve into our emotions and why we have these attitudes towards food.” An abundance of information, diets and experts dishing out their opinions can make it hard for women to know what to do. “More and more young women every day hate themselves and how they look, and want to change their size and body shape. They July 2015

A famous playwright Sidney Howard once said: One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. are being constantly bombarded through mainstream media about body image and what foods are ‘good’ and ‘bad’. I have even spoken with girls as young as 8 years old who feel they need to go on a diet,” she says. After 20 long years of suffering with what Renae thought was a food addiction, she finally found out the truth. “Once I found out I wasn’t addicted to the food at all, but rather addicted to the feeling that the food gave me, it was like the wall in front of me came crashing down. The moment I started to look deeply into what emotions were driving my eating habits I was finally able to control what I ate,” she says. Renae’s mission is to get the message out to as many young, independent women as she can. She has taken her personal 12

experiences and shares what she knows through her public speaking, mentoring and her 12-week Overcome Your Emotional Eating program. “I spent so long focusing on what to eat and what not to eat, and trying to control what I ate, but I still couldn’t go a day without eating chocolate. I never thought I could give up lollies, chips and chocolates – no way in the world,” she says. “But as soon as I started focusing on why I ate, I could control what I ate effortlessly and now I haven’t eaten chocolate in 18 months. “There is a solution to this merry-goround we find ourselves in…and it does take commitment. The bonus is that there are strategies we can put in place to help cope with the challenges life throws at us.”


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The world wouldn’t be the same without volunteers and Richard Patterson is inspired every day by people who face their own challenges but still find time to volunteer eading up one of Australia’s largest volunteering recruitment and referral centres – Volunteering Gold Coast - is both challenging and rewarding for CEO Richard Patterson, but he wouldn’t have it any other way, and after 15 years in the business Richard takes some time with Get it to talk about why he loves it and what inspires him. Why is volunteering important? Community members who volunteer generally have a great appreciation of how fortunate they are to live in this country. It gives a perspective on the aspirations of the community, signposts those who require support with their lives, provides the balance between our paid work and the things we do directly for each other in our community. We all know that volunteering gives us a great sense of belonging and in recent times studies have confirmed that people who volunteer live happy, more fulfilled and more satisfied lives. What inspires you in this role? There are literally many thousands of people who come through our doors each year and offer the gift of their time. In some cases people want to support a cause and they don’t care what role they do to support that cause – it might be to help animals or the elderly; they just want to assist

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in any way. Many other volunteers are keen to select a volunteer position which develops their skills, capabilities, experience, knowledge and even qualifications. You also get volunteers who find their favourite cause and the perfect volunteering role which inspires them. It really inspires me when so many volunteers who are challenged in their own lives still find time to help others – that is really special! What is the best part of your job? I have the good fortune to move around the community and mix with many different people in vastly different positions – from the Premier to the volunteers. The incredible part of the my job is that everyone understands the amazing job being done by more than 6 million Australians who volunteer, which makes this country such a great place to live. Everyone has a moving story to tell about a family member, a friend, a neighbour – or their own volunteer experience. I always tell my staff that it is an amazing feeling being the CEO of a business which imparts so much joy into the lives of tens of thousands of Gold Coasters each year. Why does the community need organisations like Volunteering Gold Coast? It may sound both strange and obvious but community organisations can’t get enough volunteers. No matter how many volunteers we recruit, no matter how much training and support we offer volunteers and organisations, no matter how many services we assemble there is never enough support for those in need in our community. An organisation like Volunteering Gold Coast recruits volunteers, supports organisations and provides all sorts of services so that community organisations can focus on providing services and not have to focus on finding and retaining great volunteers. We are lucky to provide much of the “glue” which binds community services together as volunteers ensure services are spread so much further and that passion remains in community work.

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Tell us your favourite volunteer story. Several years ago, Volunteering Gold Coast had a volunteer staff member who had previously worked as a prostitute. Drugs and alcohol had been a big part of her life and her siblings and parents had spent long periods of time in jail. We made sure she wore appropriate clothing each day, remained sober and off drugs. After a short while, she became a great advocate for the volunteering cause and picked up a paid job as a volunteering co-ordinator in regional Queensland. How do you become a volunteer? We’re always happy to have a chat with anyone interested in becoming a volunteer. People would be amazed at the range of industries that we cover, including conservation, aged care, disability, art and sports organisations. It’s perfect for job seekers, people seeking a new career or those new to our Gold Coast community. Many of the people who start out as volunteers eventually end up with a paid position. 14


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to refresh your look

Leading the way in aesthetic enhancement on the Gold Coast, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre gives the lowdown on the latest procedures and techniques available for an overall new appearance


ULTRASONIC LIPOSUCTION What is ultrasonic liposuction? Ultrasonic liposuction is a relatively new technology that is often used together or instead of the normal tumescent liposuction technique. Not many clinics have this available, but we have our own machine, which is a great advantage for our patients. How does it work? Instead of a cannula vacuuming the fat out of the body, the ultrasonic probe uses high energy-non-audible sound waves to shatter the fat cells. The energy is selective to the fat cells and minimises trauma to other structures like blood vessels and nerves. What are the benefits of having the procedure? It has the great benefit of tightening the skin during the treatment and we often see incredible and rapid tightening around the face and neck. Most patients will see a dramatic improvement overnight, with minimal discomfort, swelling and bruising. What can people expect? So, the ultrasonic liposuction technique provides us with the ability to help our patients get very impressive results with liposuction, often reducing the need for skin removal procedures, which of course are more involved and leave scars.

years, with no down time. Non-surgical skintightening technology is also becoming more available and is an ideal addition to fillers. Surgically, there are some great new advances in threads that we use to lift the skin and reposition the deeper tissues. These procedures can also be done in a lunchbreak, although the recovery may be associated with a little bruising or swelling. NEW TECHNIQUES What other new techniques can we expect to see? For problem jowls, we have a minimally invasive technique where we open a small window into the tissues through a small incision behind the ear, release the skin and tighten the deep muscle layer. This is usually combined with the ultrasonic liposuction. This can create an amazing firm jawline with no tell-tale scars. It is great for men, where the traditional facelift can create scars that cannot be covered with hair, like in a woman. For skin texture, which is an important part of facial rejuvenation, we use peels, needling, radio frequency and other methods - but some of these need a longer recovery. ANTI-AGEING TREATMENTS What are the anti-ageing treatments you offer? Most if not all of our treatments can be called antiageing ... and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so easy now to turn back the clock, not only on the face, but also on the body. There are also a number of treatments that reverse the clock internally as well... such as collagen supplements, peptides and other hormones. How do they work? The strategy with our treatments today is to maintain the foundations of the face and body structures with constant small interventions. These might include Wishpro treatments, fillers, muscle relaxants, effective skincare and facial threads. What are peptides?


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LUNCHTIME FACE LIFT What is a Lunchtime Face Lift and what does it involve? There are many minimally invasive techniques we use on the face that take less than an hour to complete. It is amazing to see the difference that fillers and muscle relaxing injections can bring about - especially where the problem is with loss of volume in the temples and cheeks. Does it really only take an hour? These treatments take minutes, but can last

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Peptides are simply proteins from amino acids. They can be natural or synthetic, but we use them as moisture-binding and biologically active agents to help repair the skin. They are one of the latest techniques in anti-ageing and cosmetic procedures. They work by helping to produce collagen, increase circulation, make the capillaries stronger, all of which in turn reduces lines and wrinkles, and firms the skin. Why should people start having treatment now? Collagen and elastin fibres are the main building blocks of the body, but these stretch with time and deteriorate with poor diet, sunlight and genetic factors. If we can support these tissues and stimulate the fibroblast cells that manufacture these vital parts of the body, we will slow down or reverse the visible signs of ageing. When can people start having these treatments? The younger you start, the better you will look as the years go by - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer the strategy to wait until you need it or until the wrinkles and lines are etched in. Preventative maintenance on your body, just like your car, will keep it in top condition. How quickly can you see results? With the variety of treatments available, which are easy and inexpensive, our clients can see results immediately and also invest in the future of their appearance. Our Wishpro technology, for example, has been in the Guinness Book of Records as bringing about the fastest improvement in facial skin condition. A typical treatment is painless and takes only 15 minutes. It uses magnetic energy, combined with micro-current and laser stimulation, and powerful medications, to boost the superficial and deep layers of the skin on the face and hands, and, in fact, anywhere on the body where the skin needs help. Visit for more information. P 5527 1419 to book a consultation.

World-renowned doctors on hand he journey of developing selfconfidence and self-esteem through improving your appearance with aesthetic enhancement is a very personal process for each and every person. Dr. Michael Zacharia That’s the word from Dr Simon Rosenbaum and it’s for this reason the team at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre have made the centre all about you. “Our highly skilled and experienced cosmetic plastic surgeons will guide you through the process, from first consultation through to treatment and recovery, because we are committed to nurturing our patients to make sure they get their desired results,” says Dr Rosenbaum.

training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and many years of practice in this demanding field. Following medical graduation, Dr. Lopez completed his specialization in the U.S. including a surgical fellowship at the

renowned Institute of Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical School. During his career as a specialist surgeon, Dr. Lopez has held several posts such as

Dr Zacharia qualified in Medicine in 1987 and subsequently completed his advanced training in ENT Surgery. He received his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 1996 as a specialist surgeon qualified to perform ENT surgery and Head and Neck surgery. Dr Zacharia is a former President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). The College is a multi-disciplinary body consisting of General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Ear Nose and Throat surgeons (ENT Surgery), Ophthalmologists and other specialist practitioners.

Dr Zacharia is a member of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Academy Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Australasian

Meet the team Dr Simon Rosenbaum Dr Simon Rosenbaum has more than 25 years of industry experience and is an internationally recognised cosmetic doctor. The former president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia has extensive experience in Australia and

professor of Surgery Sciences and was


appointed medical director of a burn unit centre. He has also been on several humanitarian missions in Africa with

Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Neck Lifts

Brow Lifts

Chin Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Eyelid Surgery


surgeon must have not only extensive surgical training and experience, but also a very well

developed sense of artistic proportion as well as full knowledge of the intricate design of the human body.

Borders). He has written and published several scientific papers and he is a co-author of a well-known textbook on plastic surgery.

Dr Zacharia specialises in a variety of surgical procedures to enhance your natural beauty, including: Face Lifts & Face Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lopez is firmly convinced that for cosmetic surgery to be successful, the

Medicine Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without

Dr Zacharia regularly presents at international conferences and seminars and is involved in a number of industry training initiatives.

chin, cheek and breast augmentation; eyelid surgery and liposuction. Plus he is also an expert in non-surgical practices including frown line relaxants, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, facial rejuvenation and Thermage.


Dr. Lopez is a highly recognized surgeon with

Dr Michael Zacharia is a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic surgeon, known for his experience in facial rejuvenation. He uses a combination of medical and surgical techniques to achieve the best results for his patients. Having held positions at both the University of Oxford as a locum Clinical Lecturer and a fellowship for a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr Zacharia has developed a holistic approach to cosmetic beauty. This involves a combination of medical and surgical techniques to achieve the best results for his patients. Dr Zacharia believes that natural looking beauty is achieved through expert attention to the individual and in some cases a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures can deliver the best results.

Jorge G. Lopez overseas, and has undertaken programs in liposuction and laser surgery in the US and Europe. He has been trained by some of the world’s leading cosmetic surgeons. Dr Rosenbaum’s areas of expertise include breast augmentation, liposuction, thread lift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, neck lift, face lift, mini face lift, tummy tuck, fat transfer, otoplasty (ear surgery), breast lift, male breast reduction and labioplasty.

Dr. Lopez firmly believes that “trifles make perfection but perfection is no trifle” and his attention to detail is well recognized by his peers. His areas of expertise are quite varied and include the whole face and body. Specifically, his focus is on rejuvenating and corrective surgeries such as face-lifts, nose jobs, breast reshaping, liposuction, fat grafting, genital surgery and more.

He is also an expert in non-surgical practices including frown line relaxants, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, facial rejuvenation and Thermage.

Dr Michael Zacharia Dr Michael Zacharia is a specialist ear, nose and throat surgeon, known for his experience in facial rejuvenation with more 28 years’ experience. Having held positions at the University of Oxford as a locum clinical lecturer and a fellowship for a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr Zacharia has developed a holistic approach to cosmetic beauty. He specialises in a variety of surgical procedures to enhance your natural beauty including face lifts and face plastic surgery; rhinoplasty; neck lifts; brow lifts;

Dr Jorge Lopez A highly recognised and qualified medical doctor and a certified and practicing cosmetic surgeon, Dr Jorge Lopez has more than 25 years’ experience in medicine and has worked all over the globe including the US, Mexico and Australia. During his career as a specialist surgeon he has held several posts such as professor of Surgery Sciences and was appointed medical director of a burn unit centre. He has also been on several humanitarian missions in Africa with Doctors Without Borders. He specialises in face lifts, rhinoplasty, nose jobs, breast reshaping, liposuction, fat grafting and genital surgery. P 1800 819 400 or 5527 1419 or visit


Are you unhappy with your appearance?

You can change it! Our areas of expertise include: - Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift - Liposuction - Thread lift - Eyelid surgery and brow lift - Facelift & neck lift - Tummy Tuck - Male breast reduction - Chin & cheek augmentation - Rhinoplasty

Non- Surgical procedures: - Frown line relaxants - Dermal fillers - Lip enhancement - Facial rejuvenation - Thermage - Fast effective facial treatments

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At CPSC with the latest technology and our dedicated team, our mission is to solve more problems, treat more areas and delight our clients.

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July 2015


We l ve This month we are celebrating food in all its deliciousness



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Timeless, bold and luxe

with Elizabeth McMahon

Book a personalthe style sessionyears with Queensland Over celebrity stylist Elizabeth McMahon... mainstream fashion has evolved into clean, simple, practical designs, with the focus . on being affordable Start the New Year looking stylish, younger and confident.

How does your wardrobe look like for 2015? Are you unsure of your style? Whatever your budget is, we are confident to help you achievea new confidence in dressing by giving you an understanding of colour, shape and current trends and incorporating all of this information into your current wardrobe to enhance your best attributes while tailoring it to suit your lifestyle. Our styling packages start from $350. Call us on 0410 706 374 or head to our website and email us

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and disposable. However, what gets me inspired and excited is discovering a well-made garment that you can keep. It’s that feeling you get when you walk in to a shop and gasp at the sight of a beautifully made dress or jacket. I often find myself thinking how many hours it took for such a piece to be designed only to be interrupted by the shopkeeper. I’m talking about “wearable couture” – high quality, runway looks you can wear every day, think Alex Perry or Elie Saab. Wearable couture is what really inspired me to get into styling; seeing the craftsmanship in a garment, the details in the embellishments, colours and how the texture of the fabric feels against your skin. Wearable couture is made to last a lifetime and is often passed down as family heirlooms. I love my ring my Mum gave me when I visited Africa three years ago, it’s definitely for keeps. Since online shopping has taken over, we now have access to attaining classic vintage jewellery at the click of a mouse. I know fashion and trends are evolving so quickly that after three months there is always something new in store, however, I love clothing that makes a statement, but is classic at the same time. I suggest investing in a pair of pants or a pencil skirt that is a bit dramatic or bold because it can be more versatile than you can ever imagine. Match these bold pieces with a black blazer for work, a blouse for a ladies lunch or team it with a box abstract top perfect for cocktail parties. Add some black pumps or sandal heels and you’re all set. Start being adventurous and have fun collecting timeless and bold fashion pieces for your own wardrobe. It will make you look effortlessly stylish and give you some beautiful sentimental pieces to pass on to younger generations. Don’t forget the golden rule when wearing loud and bold pieces: One piece at a time, please. It’s either the skirt or the clutch. For more styling tips contact me on 0410 706 374 or



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Beautification: This month’s stash of beauty products

Qsilica Naturally Clear Spot Gel, $17.95, available at leading pharmacies, health food stores and

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Thin Lizzy Loose Mineral Foundation, $39.99, available at Terry White Chemists

Banaban Coconut Body Butters, $15, available at select GoVita, Supa IGA and good health food stores and pharmacies, or

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es Top 5 celeb skin-food favourit BEAUTY FILE

Feed your face with these scrumptious super-food ingredients favoured by the rich and famous





Goji berries Mummy model Miranda Kerr makes no secret of her love for goji berries.“A great snack between meals, goji berries are rich in antioxidants and are said to have more vitamin C than oranges,” she says. Traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine, the berries are the featured ingredient in Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser, Target, $18.95.

Manuka honey Superhero and super starlet Scarlett Johansson is a big fan of Manuka honey for her tea and for her face: “Something I’ve discovered recently is using honey as a mask. I use Manuka honey”. Nicknamed “the liquid gold” of skincare, Manuka honey is the core ingredient in Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask, Target, $14.95.

GRAPES While she may love David and her designer details, one of Victoria Beckham’s other big loves is healthy eating, and one of her all-time fave healthy snacks are grapes.“Freeze single red grapes in small zip lock bags and eat them fresh from the freezer,” she says. We’ll have what she’s having, thanks! For a grapeinfused beauty fix try Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser, Myer, $46.

OATS Super stylish TV personality and fashion critic Giuliana Rancic is a big lover of oats.“This is my go-to breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day; it fills me up and gives me tonnes of energy,” Rancic says. Oats will also lower cholesterol levels and are the star ingredient in Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion, Priceline Pharmacy, $12.99.

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KATY PERRY Kiwi fruit Pop princess Katy Perry isn’t shy about her “boring” tour food when she’s on the road. “We have really healthy snacks…So we have a lot of kale and dried fruit,” says the singer. She regularly requests fresh organic fruits, including kiwi fruit. Keep your peepers fresh while you’re on the go like Katy with Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream, Myer, $45.

Beaut y food HAIR AND MAKE-UP

with Amanda Higl

We all know about the general details when it comes to healthy skin and hair, such as drinking 2L of water a day, using quality skincare products and putting treatments in your hair… but, if you want to treat your tresses and achieve glowing complexion, start with what passes your lips t’s not rocket science, eating a variety of good healthy food will definitely improve the lustre and strength of your mane and your skin, but science does say these goodies in particular have all the benefits you need. Feed your face Strawberries: These little babies have more anti-ageing vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit. They are in season now, so start munching. Olive oil: The kitchen staple is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. A little on your salad and you’re done. Green tea: It’s getting chilly and a cup of green tea does a lot more than relax you.Green tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants.

Pomegranates: These are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Research shows this fruit’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Pumpkin: Pumpkin’s orange hue comes from carotenoids, wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralise free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward ageing. It’s filled with vitamins C, E and A, as well as powerful enzymes that help to cleanse the skin. Anti-ageing in a roast vegetable, perfect. Give your locks some protein Iron and zinc: These minerals will help hair follicles to grow. Simply eat lean red meat, which is rich in both nutrients, twice a week. Vitamin D: This vitamin may help activate

hair growth. It is a hard vitamin to find in food, however, Mother Nature provides a sunny sky over our beautiful Gold Coast so sit in the sun for a few minutes a day to help your body produce more of it. Protein: After all, hair is just protein. Eat protein to build your hair strength along with Omega-3 fatty acids. You can find these in fatty fish (like salmon). Enjoy twice a week for hydrated locks. Biotin: This is a B vitamin that is found in abundance in eggs. B vitamins are essential for hair growth. Add these few ingredients to your diet, along with a good-quality skin and hair care regimen and you’ll be all set.

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Build a thriving

online business

from home

t’s no secret that women, and in particular mothers, comprise the fastest growing cohort of start-up entrepreneurs. Why? Because the reality of “having it all” - holding down a job, doing the school run, supervising after-school activities and managing the bath, bottle and bed routine each evening is (unsurprisingly) proving to be more than we bargained for. That’s why so many working mums are turning to online businesses as a solution to the “how do I make it all work?” dilemma. If you’re keen to claw back control over your working life and set up an online business, here’s a few tips from Bernadette Schwerdt - an online marketing strategist, conference speaker and the author of Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs – How Australia’s Mavericks, Disruptors and Innovators Built Their Internet Businesses and How You Can Too - to get you started. 1. Get clear about your purpose A famous playwright Sidney Howard once said: “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” So when it comes to setting up a business, you need to ask: 1) what do you want from your online business and 2) what are you prepared to give up to get it? Having clarity about these two questions determines everything: from what you’ll sell and how you’ll sell it to how much work you’ll put in, how much money you’ll invest and much more. For example, do you want a home-based business that fits in around your family July 2015

commitments, that pays for the school fees and affords you a family holiday to Noosa each year? Or do you want a multimillion-dollar publicly listed start-up that gets you on the cover of the BRW Rich List edition, sees you jet-setting around the world, and provides a glittering lifestyle to match? Both models have merit but each will require different amounts of energy, capital and time away from the family.

One of the key issues at the heart of this is the belief that “if I just write one fantastic blog, my database will explode” or “if I just get on one TV talk show, I’ll be inundated with sales” or “if I just create one amazing video, it will go viral and I’ll get 100,000 Facebook fans overnight”. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way. When Kate Morris, founder of online beauty retailer au started out, she had no customers at all,

A famous playwright Sidney Howard once said: One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. 2. Share your ideas When Jodie Fox started Shoes of Prey, an online shoe design company, she sent a survey to her girlfriends asking them to comment on her new business idea. The feedback she got from the survey and other informal conversations gave her the confidence to know she was on the right track and to invest further in the idea. Holding your cards close to your chest won’t help you get your idea off the ground. 3. Focus on one customer at a time One of the most frequently asked questions I get from start-up business owners is, “How can I find customers?”. The frustration is palpable, especially for those with no marketing budget, customers or track record. 30

but when she got one she was committed to serving them to the best of her ability. Remember one customer leads to two customers, and two customers lead to four and so on. 4. Having it all is possible If you know that the nine-to-five grind is wearing you down and you need to change the way you work, creating an online business could be the answer. Make no mistake though – an online business is no walk in the park and it certainly requires time, effort and persistence, but the difference is you’ll be doing it on your terms, and isn’t that what “having it all” really means? To download your free chapter of Bernadette’s book, go to



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n this online age, we’re all experts. We can Google any information we seek, shop around, find the best deal and save time and money into the bargain. Why then isn’t buying or selling a boat the same as a CD, dress, holiday or even a car? You hear stories of Aussie boaties who find a steal on Craigslist. They are lured in by the price when they compare it to local options, or tempted by the deals that can be done by going to an overseas boat show and dealing direct with the exhibitors and their “show discounts”. How disappointing then when these bargain hunters are hit with tariffs and the complications involved with getting their boat “ship shape” for use in Australia. Like most things that seem too good to be true, a “grey import” can prove costly when compliance and other issues need to be addressed. As these vessels are being imported without the manufacturers consent they will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Local dealers will cringe when confronted with a boat under the brand they represent that was built for a foreign market. While the boat may meet the safety requirements in its country of origin, it may fall well short of the minimum safety requirements in Australia.Then there’s the electrical wiring, gas piping, engine emissions, buoyancy materials, quarantine and reams of paperwork. Other issues include after sales support, resale, product liability and insurance. Some companies will not sell a boat if it is found to be noncompliant to Australian standards. If you’re keen to buy a pre-loved or new boat, licensed boat brokers should be your first port of call. Like a real estate agent, they manage the entire process of buying your ‘dream boat’, no matter where in the

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escribed by the Lonely Planet as “astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling”, Vietnam is a traveller’s delight with everything from breathtaking natural sites, “voluntourism” and visiting orphanages to shopping and high-end resorts. But, ultimately, it’s a foodie’s heavenly haven. Sandwiched between Laos, Cambodia and the South China Sea, Vietnam is a friendly country that’s safe and striking. Get it magazine caught up with travel agent and Helloworld Hope Island owner Cathy Baker who had a love affair with the country. She shares her experience and encourages others to book a trip ASAP. Danang I spent four glorious days in Danang, at the beach formally known as China Beach. This is where the US GIs had their R&R during the Vietnam War, although they would not recognise it now. This long, white, sandy beach is now lined with resorts, one being James Packer’s Crown Casino, but my July 2015

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favourite is the Fusion Maia Resort where I was lucky enough to stay. This luxury five-star fusion resort, graces the Mr and Mrs Smith list of must do hotels in the world and is smaller than most others, being only 4 hectares. But that makes it more intimate and personal. It is the first resort in the world to include daily spa treatments in the room rate, along with a sumptuous buffet breakfast, daily yoga, fitness centre, and every villa has its own private plunge pool. Hoi An Only 30 minutes away is the tranquil and quaint town of Hoi An, famous for its abundance of tailor shops. This must be the prettiest Asian town I have ever been to. All low-rise architecture where the old town is reserved for foot and bicycle traffic only. Handy since the Fusion Maia provides free use of new bikes along with the shuttle in from the resort. Being a die-hard shopper, I was in paradise, enlisting more than 20 machinists to make my order of 18 silk garments overnight and all for under $800! Then, of course, there were the silver 32

smiths, shoe makers, lantern makers and the fantastic food. The food! It’s so clean, crisp, healthy but so tasty and cheap. Ho Chi Minh City After dragging myself away from Danang, I flew an hour into Ho Chi Minh City. Such a vibrant, bustling city with an amazing fusion of French and Asian flavors. Reminders of the French colonisation are everywhere, including a Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and big wide boulevards and gardens. For a big city, so many sights are within walking distance and the city is easy to navigate. First stop is the amazing Ben Thanh Markets, one of Asia’s largest undercover market that sells everything from live eels in the fish market to copy designer bags and stunning hand embroidered linen. The heat and humidity in the crowded market will soon send you out into the streets though, ready to explore the plethora of boutiques and street stalls. For the history buffs you can’t get much more recent and pertinent history than that which surrounds you, left over from the Vietnam War. You’ll come across the

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Parliament House, famously photographed as the tanks broke down the gates at the end of the war in 1975. Visit the War Remnants Museum, which is a true eye opener. A few hours’ drive in the countryside will take you to the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels. A city tour is highly recommended. Along the way you will see the room from which the CIA “ran” the war at the beautiful colonial Rex Hotel. If none of this interests you, the shopping and eating will keep you well entertained. When I returned from Vietnam, I couldn’t stop raving about it as a must-visit destination.

“I loved the pho soup and spiced pork chops on fried onions with an egg and coriander on top. If you want street food go where all the locals are eating because they have a bigger turnover of food and it’s delicious.” - Fay Vanderstok “Definitely try a cooking class. Just enjoy yourself and experience the food. If you go near markets early in the day, do it to spend money. You will get the best discounts because the first person to go into a market stall or shop sets the tone for the day. If they get a good sale then they believe they will be lucky for the rest of the day. If the first person doesn’t buy anything, they believe they are basically cursed for the day. I found the same at a market in Thailand.” - Liz Jackson

“Hoi An is, in my opinion, the best food spot in Vietnam and there’s a great Aussie guy living there who runs a food walking tasting tour: amazing treats and local secrets for the best pho, lace wrapped spring rolls and what to do with all the weird looking stuff that smells so good! Also Tra Que - an ‘organic-styled’ herb and vegetable community that grows every type of flavour imaginable. You can visit, work, cook and eat here and get a free foot soak using the local herbs! I love Vietnam.” - Jasmine Pattinson


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Welcome to Get it magazine’s Women of the Month – where we shine a light on and celebrate our Gold Coast women

Manjit Saranah Manager, OFO Outdoor Furniture

Lisa Von Zeppelin Owner, Lisa Z Boutique What does your role entail? Apart from running my boutique, I do all of the buying from Germany, Italy, France, French Canada and selected Australian collections. Preparing various fashion shows, bookwork, window displays and merchandising. What has been your biggest achievement? Having lived internationally I was so lucky to have travelled with my husband and speak three languages. Also on the personal side, having two wonderful sons and definitely advising clients from around the world how to dress with class and style. Why do you love what you do? Mainly looking after my wonderful clients. Also I’m fortunate to have a close network with my suppliers who sometimes tell me the “secrets” of coming seasons, so I can tell my clients in advance, which I feel adds a personal touch. How do you define success? Being established for 48 years! What do you do in your down time? My favourite time is my daily swim, reading, having friends around me and spending time with family. Favourite inspirational quote? “On the road again” – This encompasses my life of travel, work and family.

Catherine Pevy-Trewartha Owner and jewellery stylist, My Jewellery Shop What does your role entail? My days are so diverse...I could be designing a custom piece of jewellery, meeting with brands to select the next collection, fitting a watch battery or cleaning jewellery, working on marketing, updating our social media, dispatching our online orders or helping our wonderful local customers select some beautiful jewellery. What has been your biggest achievement? The creation and growth of My Jewellery Shop as a boutique store with an online presence. Leaving the confines of a shopping centre, daring to buck the trend and stay safe, and following my instincts. Why do you love what you do? I am so passionate about jewellery and I love making people happy every day by listening and helping them choose something perfect. How do you define success? For me it’s about dreaming big, thinking outside the square to find opportunity, believing you can do it, doing it and recognising and celebrating that you have achieved something great. What do you do in your down time? Spend time with my family, I love to travel and I am also an active Rotarian so I like to give back where I can. Favourite inspirational quote? There are two times in life - Now and too late! July 2015

What does your role entail? I manage the store at Bundall and also the administration for both stores; there is another store in Brisbane. I also have a major part in the design and colour selection of the range of products we produce and import. What has been your biggest achievement? Raising three happy healthy children and running a successful business that I enjoy working in every day. Why do you love what you do? I have the influence of bringing in products that I think are going to be great for our customers. The greatest reward is when they love what we sell. How do you define success? Success is based on clients returning and new customers feeling satisfied. It’s also feeling good about yourself at the end of the day. What do you do in your down time? I don’t get much downtime, as I pretty much work seven days a week, but I try and get the odd day off or the overseas holiday to visit family. I enjoy playing with my grandson who is 9 months old. Favourite inspirational quote? It always seems impossible until it’s done

Diane Matley Owner, Comfort Plus Footwear What does your role entail? Purchasing exciting new season stock and sourcing new brands to add to our already extensive range of world known brands. Planning promotions and organising marketing campaigns. What has been your biggest achievement? My family of two beautiful daughters, three grandchildren and a husband of 43 years. Seeing all of my plans, dreams and visions come to fruition through the success of our business. Gaining the reputation of providing the best shoes to all of our wonderful Gold Coast customers. Why do you love what you do? When I see that we personally make a difference to people’s lives by providing them with not only comfortable footwear, but also providing product knowledge and experience in the industry. It’s an ever changing, exciting industry to be in. How do you define success? Finding a happy medium in balancing family and business. Handling what life throws at you and doing the best you can. What do you do in your down time? I enjoy the beach, which we have been lucky enough to move closer to just recently. Spending time in the fresh air and with family, especially the time with the grandchildren. Favourite inspirational quote? “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise” - Ted Turner 34

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aving spent 16 years in premium dealerships on the Gold Coast, Damien Holley has taken over the reins as the new dealer principal at Porsche Centre Gold Coast. Damien is a proud Gold Coaster, having grown up on the Coast since he was four years old. As the dealer principal, he says every day is different but he is primarily responsible for the entire dealership including the 23 staff, sales, parts, service and customer service. “My main aim is to grow the Porsche brand on the Gold Coast, while maintaining the premium feel of the luxury dealership and delivering exceptional customer service,” he says. Not only has the team at Porsche Centre Gold Coast welcomed their new dealer principal, but the showroom and workshop have also undergone a major renovation and revamp. “We have extended the workshop and showroom, recarpeting it and styling it with new furniture. There is now also an atrium from the showroom into the service department,” Damien says. “This gives customers complete transparency while having their Porsche serviced, which is important because our Porsche owners are in touch with what happens with their car after purchasing it and they are passionate about looking after their vehicles. “Our new workshop is state of the art, with space for our growing customer carpark, and we are proud to have two master technicians with a combined total of 26 years’ experience. “The revamp creates a new premium environment for our customers and to showcase all of our models.” The Porsche Centre Gold Coast is at 1 Harvest Court, Southport. P: 5555 7911 or visit the website at 35

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Fabulous food fiasco With John Burchell, Naturopath

low food, fast food, hot food, cold food, new food, old food. It could be the start of a Dr Seuss book and could potentially be equally as crazy. We are constantly bombarded with the dos and dont’s of foods, the latest must-follow diets, how food should look and taste, where we should buy it and how much we should or shouldn’t eat. Food can be broken down into some basic categories: l Food for life l Food for fun l Food for comfort l Food for indulgence The foods we eat, or in fact any of the things we ingest, will have a large influence in the overall outcome of our health. But by no means does healthy mean boring or uninspiring. “Food for life” is defined as the intake of nutrients to provide all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, starches, carbs, fats, proteins and enzymes that we need to keep our bodies going. The foods we choose to consume will have an influence on our health, mood, vitality and immune response. Certain food groups can be used to specifically target a certain requirement. A good example of this is to increase plant and meat proteins for increasing muscle mass. Coming into winter is another specific. Depending on where you live will vary the requirements, but I’m going to use cold and cozy as the mood and winter-warming foods as the focus. Warming foods are important in autumn and winter.Warm foods are nutritious and comforting and can be very enjoyable. Winter foods can be all of the four basic categories. Open fires, casseroles, red wine, stews, stout, Thai and Indian curries, beer, roasts, pies (savoury or sweet), puddings and spirits, minestrone soup using bone stock or veggie broth with all the traditional ingredients, lasagna, gnocchi and pasta can all be enjoyed using unprocessed ingredients. Lots of hearty warming, fun, comforting indulgences. Are we that bad? All of these foods can be sustaining and healthy or plain and bogged down and stodgy. It all depends on the intent and the choice of ingredients. Some rules for optimum health-orientated cooking and consuming include: Avoid processed foods. Processed foods are usually modified in some way by heat, standardisation, chemical modification, refining, hydrolysing and preserving.Good examples are milk,which is pasteurised, homogenised and standardised. Salami, bacon and ham; these can be highly processed so source produce that has the least processing and additives. Some salami contains nearly the same proportions of sugar, wheat and emulsifiers as white bread, let alone the salt. Wheat flour is

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basically white powder void of anything nutritious unless it is specifically labeled as unprocessed organic whole grain. White sugar is … let’s not go there. Always use the closest to organic garden fresh produce as you possibly can, if you haven’t grown it, purchase it from someone you know that does. Failing that, source from the best provider available to you. Meats are best when they are from free-grazing animals. Again, as fresh and unprocessed as possible is best. It is OK to include fats. Trim the outer fat, but leave some fat on the meat. Good fats are necessary for hormone production, energy, inflammation control and keeping the gall bladder active. Olive oil, grape seed oil, sesame oil, ghee, unprocessed goat produce and even raw dairy produce can be included. Slow cooking casseroles or stews and the like are wonderful for winter. Combining meats, veggies and herbs with a boutique stout or red wine and cooking at low heat for several hours provides easily digestible, high quality, gourmet nutrition. Breads, cakes, pastries and pasta are often a source of culinary grief. Grains are a great food but due to growing and processing techniques to meet demand, wheat in particular has become a recurring culprit for poor health. I prefer to use unprocessed spelt, kamut or rye flours for making breads, pastries and casings. Almond flour is great for cakes, biscuits and slices. Tahini, pureed nuts, reduced beetroot and carob are tasty, a great source of protein, alkaline and good for digestion. Look for cheesecakes, and choc-beetroot slices made with these. Winter foods have been subject to criticism and labeled as “fattening” and “unhealthy” in recent years, unfortunately, with no attention to the detail of the ingredients and the way they are prepared. These types of foods have been the source of healthy and sustainable nutrition for centuries. It is with the inclusion of produce from more recent practices of growing and processing techniques that we are seeing implications on health. Go on, indulge, but make it the good stuff!

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Core meaning


Pilates is more than just a workout, it’s a way of life and one that’s proven its strength time and time again

ollywood darling Kate Hudson attributes her fab abs to this particular activity and tennis champ Andy Murray swears by it for his core strength too. Pilates. It’s been around for years and the celebs love it, as do many Gold Coasters, including Burleigh instructor Lisa Pentony, who’s been an integral part in the rehabilitation of QLD Senior State Champion for Surf Lifesaving gold medallist Rob Meyers. He attributes his amazing recovery and rise to the top to her guidance and support. Not only that, but the entrepreneur was among the first Pilates instructors to create an online studio where people can DIY their workout and still reap the rewards, like one of the members who lost 32kg. Pilates is a functional exercise that is perfect for elite athletes and to the elderly, so if you’ve never tried it, now the best time. Lisa sits down with Get it magazine to talk about her one true love. What is Pilates? Pilates is a fitness method that will have you looking and feeling the very best you possibly can. Celebrities such as Jennifer Hawkins, Miranda Kerr, Megan Gale and Rosie Huntington-Whitely swear by Pilates to keep them looking their best. Pilates exercises build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Why do you love it? I have been teaching fitness since I was 15 years old and nothing has changed my body and my life like Pilates has. It makes you feel slender, toned, strong, aligned and flexible. Pilates truly gets you to your peak physical condition and seeing my client’s transformations never ceases to amaze me. Clients with debilitating migraines have been completely cured and one of our Pilates by Lisa online studio members even lost 32kg just by doing the workouts. Pilates isn’t just exercise, it’s a complete lifestyle. Why should we incorporate it into our fitness regime? The cross-training benefits of Pilates are endless. It targets the deep stabilising muscles of the body that are typically neglected during other forms of strength and cardiovascular training. Pilates also builds stamina, increases strength and flexibility, re-balances the muscles, improves co-ordination, reduces the risk of injury and also rehabilitates existing ones. No matter whether you are looking to improve your running stride, perfect your golf swing, deepen your plie or get more out of your next weights session, including Pilates in your regime is an absolute must. What are the benefits of Pilates? The benefits include a slim, toned figure, increased flexibility, a dramatic boost in energy levels and a heightened level of body awareness. The alignment and postural benefits of Pilates will have you holding yourself gracefully, standing taller, sitting straighter and moving with better agility and co-ordination. How does it help with rehabilitation? Pilates is not only an incredible workout, it’s also an effective rehabilitation method. Many injuries are caused by muscular imbalances in the body, due to the way we stand, sit, bend over, July 2015

lie down, work out or just generally the way we move. Doing this repetitively over time will cause chronic injuries including serious neck, back and shoulder injuries. Pilates promotes balance and even strength throughout the body, reversing bad habits and undoing years of damage. Physiotherapists use Pilates with their clients and prescribe the exercises every day because it is the ultimate way to restore your body to its peak. Why can it help with other areas of your life? Your Pilates workout is a time out just for you and a fantastic stress relief. The mind and body connection that you will maintain during your Pilates practice will nudge out all external stresses and the time always flies by. Increased energy levels and a clear and focused mindset will improve your working life too. Pilates also stimulates your lymphatic system and eliminates toxins and waste. Your digestion will improve, your metabolism will increase and your immune system will be in top shape. What other things should we do for good health? My personal tips for health and wellness, aside from daily Pilates, are to avoid sugar and refined processed foods, drink 1-2 litres of water daily, be kind to yourself and remember that life is too short to be stressed or upset.



‘Just eat real food’ may not be the answer for weight loss


but if you want to enjoy a few glasses in your week you can still lose weight. You just have to remember, whatever you eat while you are drinking your body will store. Your body won’t burn off the food until you have burnt off all the alcohol, so you better get up the next day and exercise! Just remember, eat real food but make sure you get your quantities right. If you want to learn more about what will work for you visit the Vision Personal Training website, find the Bundall studio and book in for our next educational seminar. It’s free and you will learn lots and leave with a plan you can execute. P: 5538 4788 or visit

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t is incredible how much information gets pumped out to the public about diet and food choices that completely contradict what we think and know. says Vision Bundall Manager Jeff Osborne. One expert says red wine is good, while others say it is bad. One says red meat causes cancer, while the other says it is essential. So the question remains among all this conflicting information … what on earth do you do? Before you work out what you should eat, you need to first work out what you want to get out of it. Eating for health and longevity may look a little different to eating for weight loss, while eating for performance may look different again. We all know eating for enjoyment is a whole other ball game. Some good advice we have all heard is you should just “eat more real food”. There is definitely some good science and great common sense behind this advice. The only problem is it may not be enough if you want to lose weight. We have people who come into Vision Personal Training who want to lose significant weight (20kg and more), who aren’t eating all that badly. We all know what we should and shouldn’t be consuming, but for some people eating the right food still results in weight gain. That’s because some food, while being natural and good for you, may also be causing your body to store more fat. The key to eating well and losing weight is eating the right balance of food for you.That may mean you have to eat more food, it may mean you need to eat more fat, or you may need to eat less carbs. One mistake most people make is they just try to eat less. In the short term this could work and you could lose weight, but as you lose weight your metabolism slows and so the only way to continue losing weight is to eat less and less. The basic premise of semi-starvation is flawed because unless you have the mental fortitude to live in mild starvation forever, you have to go back to eating normal again one day and when you do, it doesn’t just pack back on but some interest comes with it. Some common mistakes people make are: 1. Eating too much fruit: Fruit is good for you. It is loaded with nutrients, tastes great and makes you feel good. But it can be overeaten. Too much of the sugar in fruit - fructose - can cause your body to store more fat and has even been implicated in fatty liver disease, gout and high-blood triglycerides. 2. Not eating enough protein: While protein has the same amount of calories as carbohydrate per gram, it doesn’t have the same effect on weight gain as carbs do. It also delivers essential amino acids to your body and helps you feel fuller longer and less likely to snack on sugary foods. 3. Eating too few carbs: Eating too few carbs can be very difficult. Managing ketosis effectively is difficult, especially if you aren’t using a blood ketone meter. If you are trying not to eat carbs and you don’t measure blood ketones or don’t even know what they are, your body may not want to burn through as much fat as otherwise. 4. Eating too many carbs: On the flip side, too many carbs causes your body to release your fat storage hormone and your body has to burn through all the excess carbs before it will even try to burn the fat you want to lose. Some carbs are bigger offenders than others. To be safe vegetables are always going to win over grains and other sources, but it really is easy to eat too many in a day. 5. You have to give up alcohol: There is some good news, you don’t have to give up alcohol to lose weight. It will make it easier

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Mix masters

Cocktails are delicious at any time of the year, so here a few of the Get it girls favourites for you to wet your lips Espresso martini “Yum, I love espresso martinis and love getting one made for me at cocktail bars. They are pretty ahhhh-mazing!” Sophie Wood, Editorial Assistant Ingredients • 50ml vodka • 10ml of Kahlua • A splash of Galliano or vanilla liqueur • 30ml freshly pressed espresso Method 1. Fill a martini glass with ice to cool the glass. 2. Pour the vodka into a shaker and follow with the Kahlua. 3. Add the Galliano or another vanilla liqueur. 4. Prepare your espresso shot and pour into the shaker. 6. Fill with ice, seal and shake. 7. Remove the lid of your shaker and the ice from your martini glass. 8. Carefully strain your cocktail using a fine sieve being careful not to spill. Then serve and sip.

Berry bellini “These are the most gorgeous drinks to sip with the girls in summer or winter and they are so easy to make, but I do make mine a little differently to the traditional recipe.” - Elizabeth Campbell, Editor

Ingredients Makes 2-4 • 1.5 cups of good-quality sparkling wine • 1 cup of mixed frozen or fresh berries • 2 cups berry sorbet Method Pop all ingredients in a blender and whiz until well combined. Add more sorbet for a more frozen (slushy) drink. Serve and drink immediately.

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Tanya Epis has captured the essence of traditional family values in her Creating Memories with Food cook book. Journey through her recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation that are especially great for winter, and be inspired to create food memories with your family

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Osso Buco INGREDIENTS • 1kg of veal shanks • 1/2 cup plain flour • Olive oil • 2 brown onions finely chopped • 2 carrots diced • 2 celery sticks diced • 2 cloves garlic crushed • 400g can of tomatoes • 2/3 cup dry white wine • 1 cup of beef stock • 2 tbsp of tomato paste • 2 bay leaves • 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs • Salt and pepper to taste GREMOLATA (to sprinkle at the very end when serving) • 4 cloves crushed garlic • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped • Lemon rind finely grated METHOD Season meat and coat in flour. Heat oil and brown off the shanks until golden brown. Put aside. Sautee onions, garlic, carrot and celery, and transfer to slow cooker. Add the shanks, wine, stock, tomatoes, tomato paste and herbs. Slow cook for 6-8 hours. Serve and enjoy. NOTE: I love mine with mashed potatoes and l add milk and butter to mine.

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Hungarian Goulash

serves 6 Note: the amount of people you are cooking for will determine the amount of meat you will use for this dish. My dad once said “half a kilo per person is perfect” – and he was, of course, spot on.

INGREDIENTS • 3kg of casserole beef • 6 large onions • 1 large red pepper • 1 small yellow pepper • 2 tbsp of oil • 3-4 cloves of garlic diced • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda • 3 tbsp of sweet Hungarian paprika • 1 tbsp of caraway seeds • 400g can of diced tomatos • 2 tsp tomato paste • 1 bay leaf • 1 cup of good red wine • Salt and pepper to taste • 2 beef cubes METHOD: Dice onions and peppers super fine. Heat up oil and braise them. Use the bicarb soda, which helps soften the onions. Add about half of the paprika into the onions (careful they don’t burn) and stir frequently. Add the beef, garlic, caraway seeds, rest of the paprika, salt and pepper and beef cubes, and brown off. Reduce heat and add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for four hours stirring occasionally. Then serve and enjoy.

Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp oil • 1 brown onion finely chopped • 1 rash of free-range bacon • 2 crushed cloves of garlic • 1 stick of celery finely chopped • 1 carrot finely chopped • 1/3 cup of peas • 500g of beef mince • 2 cups of beef stock • 1 tbsp tomato paste • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 tbsp of mixed herbs • 1 tbsp plain flour • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and steamed • 40g of organic butter • 1/2 cup of milk (sometimes l use oat milk) NOTE: Sometimes l add a dash of Worcestershire sauce METHOD: Sautee onion, bacon, carrot, celery and garlic. Add mince, stirring to break up the lumps. Add stock, herbs, tomato paste and herbs, and simmer for 40 minutes on low heat. Use flour at the end if you need to thicken the sauce. Add the peas last because they tend to go soggy. Make mashed potato. Steam the potatoes for about 20 minutes, add milk and butter, and season. Preheat oven to 180 C. Spoon mince into baking dishes and add sweet potato mash on top. Then bake for 20 minutes. 43

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All aboard your very own houseboat for a holiday you’ll remember for forever here are many reasons why you should experience a holiday aboard a houseboat: 1. It’s a perfect idea for a romantic escape for two. 2. Houseboat holidays are great for a group get-together. 3. The kids will love it. 4. It’s something different to do on your weekend. 5. You decide on how relaxing it will be and how much you will do. A houseboat holiday on board a Fantaseas Houseboats will be one of the best memories you create. Fantaseas Houseboats has 17 houseboats to choose from with room for between two and 12 people. Larger groups often organise multiple houseboats for their holidays so they can all travel together. All houseboats have full-height ceilings and separate bedrooms with all bed and bath linen supplied (we do not supply top sheets but you are welcome to bring along). You will be surprised how big and roomy they actually are. Features include: • A fully functional kitchen with crockery and cutlery. • Four-burner gas stoves with oven and grill.

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H Cancer June 21 – July 22 Well, you are certainly in your element this month. This can see you get ahead with personal plans and share your talents with the wider world. However, be careful not to rock the boat too much. Your focus will switch to your resources later in the month, but do fight any impulsive urges to spend. H LEO July 22 – August 23 Consider your priorities early this month and let go of situations that seem to be naturally winding down. Doing so will leave room for new opportunities. You will notice an increase in your vitality and a chance to dazzle people around the 22nd of June. This will inevitably enhance your progress. H Virgo August 23 - September 22 You’re likely to be motivated to network and expand your circle of friends, which could prove very rewarding as you welcome new people into your life. Even so, mid-month someone else could prove rather jealous or irrational. However, the focus will shift and you will be encouraged to relax and recharge. H Libra September 22 – October 23 Friends can seem very supportive, with your social life being very upbeat and lively over the weeks ahead. Despite this, goals that are more meaningful can also take on greater importance. You will want to showcase your talents around mid-month, but someone will surprise you by being unreasonable.

H Scorpio October 23 – November 22 Though busy, you’re probably going to be keen to expand your horizons, travel or perhaps embrace higher education. New information can propel you into a totally different sphere, one that might represent a fresh new start in life. Whatever ambitions are important to you are sure to come more sharply into focus.

H Pisces February 19 – March 20 This can be a month to revel in pleasure and creativity. There is a big focus on fun and you are urged to enjoy yourself. Despite this, a degree of patience may be needed during the middle of the month. Job and lifestyle improvements are possible in the last 10 days of July if you can show the necessary self-discipline.

H Sagittarius November 22 – December 22 Thoughts can run deep this month but talking things over with a gentle and caring individual may well help. Shared finances can be another topic that needs addressing, perhaps even with some urgency. However, as July winds down your love of travel can bite, urging you to explore or expand your mind.

H Aries March 20 – April 19 You are likely to be busy on the home front, perhaps with de-cluttering, DIY or hosting guests. July 15th brings an opportunity to understand your own needs more, especially through insightful conversations. The last 10 days see your pleasure zone light up and you dazzle people with your charismatic approach.

H Capricorn December 22 – January 20 July 1st will bring feelings about an important relationship to the surface. Furthermore, mid-month can be equally volatile and a sensitive approach to others will be essential in keeping things balanced. Fortunately, your finances can be blessed with a small windfall or someone’s act of generosity as the month comes to a close.

H Taurus April 20 – May 21 Communication, always so important, comes to the fore in the weeks ahead, with a chance to make real progress by connecting with the right people. However, avoid complex negotiations at the mid-month mark as someone’s feisty mood can ruin even the best-laid of plans. Think about a romantic escapade on July 25th.

H Aquarius January 21 – February 19 Relationships, whether business or romance-oriented, continue to look positive for the entire month. You can be hot on the trail of a new job or lifestyle opportunities that could make a truly positive difference. From July 22nd and 24th your talent for co-operating with very different types of people can flourish.

H Gemini May 21 – June 21 Money matters gain in importance, with the option to make some canny decisions that may well improve your situation. July 15th can be perfect for fresh starts. Delay new initiatives for a few days if you need time to forge an agreement. The last half of July can see ideas flow with some promising opportunities.

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SPICE with Sophie Wood

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ysters, strawberries, chocolate and spicy food. We have all heard that food can play an important role in turning you on. But what foods really work and what foods are an urban myth? Oysters This one is a fact. Oysters are packed full of zinc, which helps to regulate libido and sexual function. It has also been suggested that zinc can keep women’s ovaries healthy, meaning they are fit and ready for some fun in the sack. This is all good if you can get past the slimy feel and taste of oysters. A girl’s got to do what she’s got to do! Wine A little bit of fact and fiction. While alcohol is great for improving confidence and increasing sexual arousal, it also inhibits sexual performance. So a few drinks may help with courage, but it isn’t doing you any favours in the bedroom. Obviously, the more you have the worse it will be. Maybe stick to a few drinks on the anniversary night. Strawberries Fact. Strawberries gained an erotic reputation due to their many tiny seeds that were thought to symbolise fertility. They also contain vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and some iron and fibre. These vitamins and minerals help supply energy and can boost a dull libido. Strawberries are also a great and delicious food to help you seduce your man. Who could resist a woman whose lips are wrapped around a bright, red strawberry? Chocolate This one is considered a maybe but don’t dump the chocolate just yet. Chocolate contains serotonin, which is a feel-good chemical that boosts mood and may play a role in arousal. It also contains a small amount of phenylethylamine, which can give you that loving feeling. Despite this, no study has directly linked chocolate to sexual arousal. In fact, some studies suggest that women may prefer chocolate to sex! 49

Body chocolate Oh yes, you can actually buy chocolate specifically for the body. Body chocolate is just as delicious as a block of Cadbury Dairy Milk but comes with a paint brush for you to get creative. Let your artistic imagination run wild and indulge yourself and your partner. Candy lingerie This one is for all the ladies who are keen for a little bit of fun and a tasty treat for their partner. Slip these on unbeknown to your loved one and watch the surprise when he spots a candy treat in your pants. Raid the pantry Don’t worry if you aren’t prepared with body chocolate and candy lingerie, it is often as easy as raiding the pantry or fridge for something delicious. Treats could include a jar of Nutella, peanut butter or whipped cream. Sex and the City’s Samantha even made sushi look sexy. Do you have any questions that you would like us to answer? We have a number of experts ready to call. Simply email and your topic might feature in our next issue. July 2015

Livein 3, 2, 1 LAST WORD

with Sarah Blinco

Is Periscope a flash in the pan, or social media’s next big thing?

he new media world has been abuzz this year about a new app on the block − a social broadcasting tool, Periscope (periscope. tv). After a good number of weeks trying to deny its ever-growing presence in my circles, curiosity got the better of me; I quietly clicked the go-live button to see what all the fuss is about. Periscope − a straightforward application (iOS and Android) which enables users to livebroadcast or watch other users’ streams − is fun, as it turns out; although currently steams a tonne of useless, cringe-worthy content. I see huge potential though, which is the reason I’m bringing it up here. Periscope came to fame in February when Twitter acquired it, pushing this livecasting tech to the front of the line ahead of competitors like Meerkat. It’s still in its infancy, but as we have been experimenting, I’m noticing the potential for brands, publicists and creatives. For consumers too, it’s a chance to get even closer to action in real-time. In May, my brother enjoyed a street-level view as his team, Arsenal, paraded through the streets of North London following their victorious FA Cup win. He of course, was in his kitchen in Bowen Hills, in Brisbane, at the time, but live-streaming on Periscope. With large-scale events in mind, I have no doubt that as the fashion week circuits kick off in a couple of months, many more users will tune-in to London, New York, Paris and Milan for a front-row perspective. Problems? There’s plenty of garbage making its way through Periscope’s lens. Most disturbing I’ve encountered, are teenage girls chatting away in their bedrooms, obviously craving attention but seeking the wrong kind. And to those who think it’s interesting viewing watching you either repeatedly say ‘hi’, brush your hair in the car, or swig beer − it’s not, get off! Yes, there’s definitely a lot of people broadcasting themselves for the sake of it – “selfie-scoping” as I call it. Aside from downright boring and stupid, I’m also wondering how Periscope plans to prevent bullying, abuse and broadcasts by extremists − it’s live media, after all. Sadly, as with all social media, it’s evident there’s a serious lack of parenting and mentoring with regards to kids broadcasting themselves. I understand “it’s all about me” and at times difficult to police, but it’s also about July 2015

the calculating predators who can and will find their targets. There are far better ways to garner self-confidence, so please (please), make sure kids in your care know this; and the excuse that technology is confusing isn’t good enough either. Be curious, get involved. Potential I perceive creative entrepreneurs and business marketers can move this into a new realm and some will conquer it, just as has happened on other major social platforms. I believe quality, relevant content will become easier to discover, and smart-users will rightfully own this space. Right now, the exciting thing is that there’s scope (pun intended) to crack this. There’s great potential for bloggers, for example, to live broadcast travel experiences or special events (although the issue of accessible, reliable Wi-Fi does pose a problem in the short term). Content tips: How to use Periscope for broadcast Going by all the bad content we’re seeing compared with the little bit of interesting material broadcast, as someone who dwells in the world of digital media, I’m noticing rules that aspiring Periscope content producers may like to apply, for a better chance at success. It’s no surprise, they’re similar across all social media: n If you’re going to “scope” (broadcast), do it regularly. Gold Coaster, Lauren Bath, and Australia’s first pro-Instagrammer, said this to me about Instagram too. Choose your platform, own it and be consistent. Sporadic users will not make an effective impact 50

(especially when this platform, at present, only hosts your live feed as a replay for 24 hours). n Be mindful of where your targeted audience lives, when they’re awake, and what their online user habits are. n Share good content – have something interesting or constructive to say or showcase that positions you as an authority in your field. n Be personable – reply to comments. You can actually do this live as you see them feeding through when you’re on-air. Pretty cool! n Try to make sure the broadcast quality is reasonable; that viewers are likely to be able to hear/see what you intend for them. n Choose a headline that grabs attention and explains exactly what you’re sharing. n Don’t forget to complete your profile. n Experiment − have a go, follow users, view feeds from around the world, put something to air yourself. You never know, this new broadcast medium might be an opportunity for you. Let us know We’d be interested to know your thoughts on this growing live-broadcasting phenomenon. Do you shudder at the thought of even more social technology, or do you consider it might work as a tool for sharing your message? Drop us a line online with your comments, or if you’re inspired to (responsibly) Periscope insight, let us know and we’ll tune in. Now for July, that’s a wrap.

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