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DAY 7 WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY (B, AT, D) After breakfast we will be transferred to the Ibn Battuta Mall. Ibn Battuta Mall is the world’s largest themed shopping mall and is revolutionizing the retail and entertainment experience in Dubai. Uniquely designed to celebrate the travels of the famous Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta, the exciting mix of over 275 retailers, 50 restaurants and food outlets, 21 cinema screens including the UAE’s only IMAX theatre and a continual array of events and promotions have helped evolve and develop one of the city’s fastest growing areas. We will then continue to the world tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa. We will travel up to the 124th level of the Burj Khalifa and experience some amazing views from the tower This afternoon we will then have high tea at the famous Burj al Arab, voted one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. This evening we will have dinner at Al Ewaan restaurant at the Place Downtown. The Arabian all-day dining restaurant Ewaan evokes a truly regional theme evident in the regal arches and wooden trellis. The setting is of vivid Arabia making Ewaan the most perfect venue for a traditional Oriental experience, brought forth by its luxurious drapery and flamboyant accessories. Arabic and Oriental dishes are served from live cooking stations and buffet along with coffee and shisha on the outdoor terrace Overnight Park Regis Kin
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Saving lives It only takes a couple of minutes to register to donate your organs says Gold Coaster Brett Bullock, a twice kidney transplant recipient. See how he’s made a difference to others facing his circumstances
Tell us about Save Lives Donate Organs (SLDO)? How did it start? Save Lives Donate Organs (SLDO) is a not-for-profit Gold Coast-based charity founded in 2013. SLDO exists to raise awareness of organ donation and to support those suffering from disease, which may lead to organ failure or transplant. It is focused on promoting and facilitating a greater rate of organ donation and increasing the public and social benefit derived from organ donation in Australia. Funds raised through SLDO are used to financially support people, their families and other organisations involved in the organ donation and transplant process. What is your story? What were your circumstances? When I was 21 years old, I fell ill and began going blind. I was in hospital for around three months. During this time, it was determined that I was suffering from chronic renal failure. After a year of dialysis I received my first transplant – it was a kidney provided by my mother. This transplant unfortunately failed after five years. I had to go back on dialysis and was doing this three days a week for five-and-a-half hours each time at Robina Hospital. Twelve months later, I was out at dinner with my fiancé, Amy Duke, and her family when I received a phone call from my nephrologist. He told me what I had been waiting to hear for 12 months – that a kidney was ready for me. That same evening, Amy and I drove to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and I underwent a successful kidney transplant. Here I am today! Why did you need two kidney transplants? I had been a very healthy and fit person until I was diagnosed with an aggressive case of IGA Nephritis, an Auto Immune Disease, which had attacked my kidneys and caused them to deteriorate rapidly. After 12 months of dialysis, I received the first live donor transplant off my mother that lasted five years. Unfortunately a combination of rejection and the IGA Nephritis caused the first transplant to fail, requiring me to have a second transplant. Why is organ donation important? I believe organ donation is important due to the significant impact it has on people in need of an organ transplant, like myself not too long ago. The fact that one organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to 10 people illustrates the power and positive outcomes of organ donation. I personally have organ donation to thank – otherwise there June 2016
is no way I would be here today or have achieved half of the things that I have. Needing an organ transplant is a life or death situation. Organ and tissue transplants are needed now more than ever in Australia. At any one time, there are thousands of Australian adults and even children waiting for a transplant on the official waiting list. I was one of these people and from personal experience, I can confidently say the wait is the worst part of the process. How can people help? What do they need to do to donate? We believe the wider community that supports organ donation can assist this cause through registering their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor on the Australian Organ Donor Register. This is the only register in Australia for people to record their decision. We strongly encourage people who register to discuss their decision to be an organ donor with their family and close friends. Public donations are another way in which people can support SLDO’s cause. People eager to donate are encouraged to contact us either through our website or email@example.com. Tell us about the grant/funding scheme? What does it mean for people? SLDO’s new funding program, SLDO|Assist, was announced and launched at this year’s first fundraising event. We have developed SLDO|Assist in order to provide financial support to patients who are currently awaiting an organ transplant or in the process of being treated for a disease that will require an organ transplant and are suffering financial duress. We aim to deliver this program by partnering with hospitals to locate patients who may benefit most from SLDO’s financial assistance. Applicants that believe they meet the relevant criteria are encouraged to complete and lodge SLDO’s Financial Assistance Application Form which is available on our website (sldo. com.au). How many people have you helped? So far, SLDO has helped thousands of local Gold Coasters. Last year, we distributed hundreds of Winter Warmer Packs to renal dialysis patients at Gold Coast University and Robina Hospital to make their cold winter a little more bearable. We have also educated more than 2000 Gold Coast high school students on the benefits of organ donation with double lung transplant recipient Cohen Ashton. 10
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’m not sure about you, but a lot of people I know don’t have a great relationship with money. If anything, it’s a toxic relationship and if money was a bad boyfriend (or girlfriend) then we would quickly kick it to the curb. Now I appreciate that’s easier said than done. After all, you can spend a lifetime having a better relationship with food and money can have an even bigger emotional pull. The thing is, you actually can’t have a relationship with money. It’s an inanimate object and should simply be a helpful tool to help us live the life we want. But most of us don’t see it that way and we’ve developed an unhealthy relationship that’s turning, if we’re completely honest, a little bit toxic. That’s why I think we need to break up with money. It’s not easy but here are my top tips to help you do just that. 1. Do a financial detox. If you’re going to break up with someone you need space. You need to unfollow them on social media and start to separate from each other’s lives. It’s no different with money. In order to emotionally separate from money a great idea is to start with a financial detox, which is simply 30 days of buying nothing new or non-essential. And, no, shoes are not essential. 2. Understand how you’re spending. If you’re in a bad relationship you need to face what’s going on. It’s the same with money. After your financial detox, track your spending using one of the many cloud-based solutions available (a simple free tool is on the Money Smart website) so you can start tracing where your money is going. 3. Work out your goals. At some point, a couple will work out together where their relationship is heading. In order to start viewing money as simply a tool again, it’s important to work out what your goals are in life. I appreciate it’s tougher to look any further than three years ahead, but I think three-year and 12-month goals are essential. June 2016
4. Understand your values. In order to transfer your feelings from money on to something really worthwhile, make a list of what you value in life. Maybe it’s freedom, family, security, significance or loyalty. Once you’ve worked out your values, then take a look at your goals and work out if they fit with your values. If they don’t, make adjustments until they do. 5. Work out a plan. Sometimes goals and values seem so far removed from our current day that it’s easier to buy a cocktail and continue as you are. Instead, work out how much money it would take to reach that plan and how long it would take. So if your goal means you need $10,000 in 12 months’ time you’ll need to save $200 a week. 6. Start to become a conscious consumer. Working out a plan is great but unless you’re monitoring how you’re going, it’s too easy to go off track. Take time every month to check how you’re going, see if you’re on track and make any necessary adjustments. It’s always easy to lose a kilo that sneaks on rather than dealing with 20kg. 7. Remove yourself from temptation. I don’t have chocolate in the house because I have absolutely no willpower. Sure I could decide I want to get tougher and purposely keep it in the house but I’d be beating myself up daily because I know I’d eat it. It’s the same with money. Remove the temptation rather than waving a big stick at yourself. About Melissa Melissa Browne is a money and business strategy expert, and the founder of A&TA and The Money Barre. She works with small and medium business owners to save tax, grow their business and reduce their stress, and she is the author of More Money for Shoes and Fabulous but Broke. 12
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The ghost whisperer The future is written in sand and can be altered. Top Australian psychic medium Suzie Price busts three popular myths about mediums and psychics
sychic mediums have always been surrounded by mystery and scepticism. How do they know what they know and why? Are they legitimate or do they use dishonest techniques to scam the public? These are some of the many questions the Ghost Whisperer Suzie Price is asked all the time. When Suzie was seven she was involved in an horrific car accident and was almost killed. It was after this incident that she began to see spirits and communicate with them. However, it wasn’t until she was older that she rediscovered her gift and started giving readings and helping people reconnect with their dead loved ones. Now Suzie is one of Australia’s top psychic mediums and has given more than 15,000 readings in 17 years, and was awarded the People’s Choice Award by the International Psychic Association in 2014. Suzie, who has been featured on Haunted Australia and Psychic TV, has been exposed to the many scepticisms surrounding the psychic industry. Here she busts the top three myths regarding psychics and mediums.
enough to be of any real help in finding their bodies. With the right circumstances and a good connection, psychics can be of valuable assistance in finding missing persons, but unfortunately there are many factors that affect the information and how we relate to it, so it is often not precise enough.
MYTH 1: If psychic mediums were real, it would be easy to find missing persons There are many real-life cases where psychics or mediums have helped find missing persons or solve murder cases, but generally speaking it doesn’t happen often. Having been involved in a few missing persons cases on a professional level, I can say it is not as simple as it sounds. The cases I have worked on were unsolved suspected abductions and murders of young girls from decades before. I was able to connect with the girls’ spirits and I was given impressions of different circumstances surrounding their deaths including locations, however, there are often dozens or even hundreds of different locations that may fit those impressions I had. Much of the information you may receive in crime cases is very general and not specific
MYTH 3: Psychic mediums can predict the future Psychics and mediums do not actually predict the future. What we can do is tune into energies connected to future events in people’s lives using our psychic senses to give insights into possible outcomes. Using tools such as tarot cards, palmistry and astrology combined with information that we gather through our psychic senses, we can often give insights into possible future events with some degree of accuracy. However, we can get it completely wrong and can misinterpret the information we receive. It is for this reason that we require acknowledgement from the client as to whether the information we are sharing resonates with them. It should be a perfect fit and even if it doesn’t make sense to us, it should make sense to them. The future is written in sand and can be altered.
MYTH 2: Psychic mediums can read minds Psychics and mediums do not and cannot read minds. They can tune into your individual energy field that contains information about your life, but they can’t read your mind or know what you’re thinking. We receive information through our psychic senses about the person we are connecting to and information comes through in bits and pieces. We may see images, hear brief noises, voices or words, get a glimpse of a smell or taste and/ or feel an energy shift in different parts of our body, which indicates a message. All this information has to be put together to make sense and it can be hard to relay what different things mean. The information can be about places, events or people related to their past, present or future.
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Patersons Securities QLD State Wealth Manager, Jacqui Mengler answers the questions women ask regularly about money and wealth hen it comes to money – your money – there are no silly questions. That’s the word from Gold Coast Wealth Manager Jacqui Mengler. The reason Jacqui says this is important is because most people are not experts when it comes to their wealth and so they need to ask questions to gain a better understanding of their position. “It isn’t about being an expert yourself. Rather, using your instinct and partnering with people you feel comfortable with, to take charge of your wealth,” she says. “Don’t let other people control your money. Create your own financial independence by partnering with professionals.”
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Do I have enough money to start investing? Whether you have a little or a lot, the key is to just start. The greatest risk can often be doing nothing. I’m not good with numbers… It isn’t just all about numbers. The starting point is asking yourself what your goals are, what your time-frame is and what effort you are willing to put in. For example, wanting to run a marathon in two months when you are only walking 5km isn’t a reasonable goal or expectation. If you aren’t sure what a reasonable investment expectation, is ask me, I’d love to speak with you. Where do I start? As part of a new client process, I talk with clients about their overall financial position that may include their house, savings, income, superannuation and future prospects. It all forms part of your/their investment journey. If you really know where you are starting, you will have much better prospects of ending up where you want in the future. So in practical terms, gather up your paperwork from superannuation statements, shares and any other relevant investments and bring them along to a complimentary financial health check.
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VETERAN Kevin Young Kevin began his business journey more than 50 years ago and he says there is a secret to success n this dog eat dog world, we are looking for the secret to getting ahead. For some, it is climbing on the shoulders of others, putting yourself first or doing whatever it takes to get your nose in front. So it is a hard concept to fathom, that for one of Australia’s most successful businessmen, the secret to success is to help more people. For over 20 years, Kevin Young has built an organisation teaching people how to invest and prosper in property. While he was not born into a family of business giants, educated at the right schools or had a bank balance that opened doors, he did learn from growing up poor the key values he has woven through his business – his secrets to success. “The secret to making money is to help more people,” Kevin says.“It is that simple.” Kevin’s business, Property Club, has helped thousands of people create wealth through property and his goal is to help 90,000 people become property millionaires. Through the Property Club, he is on his way with the 5000th person recently achieving property millionaire status. “Let’s face it, the pension is not going
PLANS FROM BEGINNER TO EXPERT Three successful business owners share their stories from start-up to the growth years to being a business veteran
START UP Francesca Moi New to the business game, Francesca knew she was on to a winner when she created a six-figure operation in her first year Why did you start a business? I started my business by accident. I wanted to help people with their mindset after living 30 years of my life without knowing who I was, but then shortly after getting fully booked with sessions I started to get inquiries on how to run events to become booked out like I was. So I started my business because I am passionate about communities and I love to work with business owners to create a following. Tell us about your business. My business is super fun, I run networking events (Empowering Events) in the four major cities in Australia. I have a program called Follow Me where I teach business owners how to create a following and leverage it.
to cut it. By educating people about property, that will be 90,000 families who will not have to rely on the pension,” Kevin says.“That is something within my power to do. “I get asked all the time why I help people. I enjoy it. I watch what is happening in the world and how hard so many people have it – not being able to afford to live or enjoy retirement – and know what I do makes a difference.” Kevin has been in business for more than 50 years … and his next secret to success is to love what you do. “The key is to keep positive and focus on the end game. If you go into business expecting things to stay the same, you are in for a big surprise,” he says.“There is always going to be good and bad; you have to expect setbacks. By focusing on my end game – helping people become wealthy – I know when there is a rainy day, a sunny one will follow.” Loving what you do is also vital to weathering business storms. “Can you imagine the feeling of knowing what you do impacts so many others?” Kevin says.“When people come into the Property Club and we help changed their lives, doing what they love and living a good life, you can’t help but fall in love with what you do all over again.”
What advice do you have for start-ups? Be yourself and grow your network. Be consistent. What is your purpose with the business? To help people find and follow their passion. What is your big-ticket goal this year? To reach a $1 million business. How will you achieve it? By continuing to grow my network. Business success is a numbers game. The more people in your community the bigger the chance you have to grow your business. What is your number one tip for people going into business? Even if you are not sure of the direction of your business, start growing your network now. What does the next 12 months hold for you? Wow, what a question! Where do I start? My 12-month plan is huge. I can see my business exploding into a multi-milliondollar business, online courses and worldwide speaking gigs. I am thinking big and dreaming big. That’s the only way to succeed.
Kevin’s other secret to his success is the long hours he worked building Property Club to where it is today. Although he retired when he was 27, he still keeps his finger on the pulse and his drive to make a difference, keeps him coming into the office. Kevin’s love of property started when he was young. Inspired by a series of articles about how Australian millionaires achieved wealth, he noticed a property theme. “I kept coming back to property as a way to become wealthy,” he says.“Working three jobs ... Social Security, milk run and CMF (citizen’s military force), Kevin saved enough to buy his first property. He’s made mistakes – sometimes costly ones – but he takes everything he learns, passing it on to others. That was in the late ’50s. Fast forward to today, Kevin has more than 200 properties and despite “retiring” travels the country sharing his knowledge and experiences.
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GROWTH STAGES Kathy Ashton Persistence to get over the bumps throughout her start-up journey is how Kathy came out the other side ready to ramp it up tarting a business from nothing, with little capital but a whole lot of drive and passion is exciting and scary all at the same time. But if you persist and get over the bumps that come up through the start-up journey, you get out the other side ready to ramp it up. That is where nutritional medicine practitioner Kathy Ashton is at today. She started her business Flourish Nutritional Medicine three years ago. As a nutritional medicine practitioner, she had been working in other people’s clinics for more than 10 years. Like all true entrepreneurial types, Kathy stepped out on her own to create something for herself. “There was so much I had to learn to get to this point,” Kathy says.“Things like techy and marketing stuff. “I am a clinician. I work with people to help them heal from diseases using food as medicine. Knowing how to set up a website or Facebook page was and is not my area of expertise. Very quickly I learnt I needed to engage experts to help with the areas I knew/know nothing about.” One of Kathy’s biggest lessons has been acknowledging that building a profile does not happen overnight.“ I’ve been working with a publicist and even after she told me it would take time, I still expected greater recognition sooner,” she says. “However, getting to the stage where you are in demand takes about two to three years. You have to put yourself out there – networking, writing articles and blogs, and starting small with speaking gigs. “I have now done enough speaking gigs I can ask to be paid. I invested in a video showcasing my speaking skills, a media kit and have built a following on Facebook – people know me. I have been consistent with my messages and have established I am excellent at what I do.” Now after laying the foundations, Kathy is taking the next step. “Having a solid base to launch from is vital – I’ve done that. I understand my ideal client better; so to grow, I am creating products that make it easy for them to make the decision to work with me,” she says. Kathy is now automating Flourish Nutritional Medicine so her great content gets into more hands so she can help more people. “Sometimes it is not about the big ticket items; it is about providing great products and services people can employ. My business is all about helping people heal; I do not want to make it hard for them to work with me,” she says. “Automating my programs means people still get access to my knowledge and help and it does not matter if they are in Melbourne, Madrid or Mars.” June 2016
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It can be easy to neglect your superannuation, but it should be at the top of your priority list, says Renee Gamble
uperannuation. It’s one of those words many people don’t think about as a priority. After all, when you’re first starting work, and even into your 30s, retirement seems a long way off and superannuation is the last thing on your mind. You know money goes out of your account and ends up somewhere else but you’re not quite sure where. You may not understand how it works, it doesn’t allow you to buy things you’ve never been able to afford before and you can’t pay off the debt you’ve accumulated buying all those things. Primarily due to these reasons, more and more people have the desire to understand their superannuation, where it’s going and how it can be best utilised to benefit them when retirement does roll around, says Gold Coast self-managed super fund adviser Renee Gamble. “This desire has seen a huge increase in the number of people setting up their own superannuation funds and managing the money themselves,” says the BIS Cosgrove adviser.“While there are many positives to switching to a self-managed super fund - with choice, control and flexibility named as the major benefits - there are a few things people should understand.” Renee offers her top tips for those looking to learn more:
Do your research: Be clear on why you’re setting up a self-managed super fund. You are going to be more involved than you are with your current fund and you’ll need to invest time and resources into your new funds management and investment choices. Understand the responsibility: Be aware of what’s involved in running your own fund and the costs associated. There are a number of compliance hoops you have to jump through so make sure you’ve got all the necessary information. At a minimum, you’re required to provide financial statements, member statements and an income tax return for audit annually. It sounds tedious, but this can be outsourced to an adviser or accountant. Choose your provider wisely: There are a number of online providers offering free and or discounted super fund setups. Be mindful that these can sometimes come with conditions around the type of investments you can hold within the fund. Deviating from these can mean huge additional fees. Flexibility in investment choice is one of the main advantages of setting up your own fund so make sure you aren’t locked into a prescribed set of investment choices. Make good investment choices: If you wouldn’t commit your own money, why would you commit your super funds? Your investment choices will ultimately decide
what kind of retirement you will enjoy, so be discerning when choosing where your money is invested. It’s not your money, it’s your fund’s money: Don’t look at your super fund as an additional source of income.You can’t dip into it when cash flow gets tight. The sole purpose of your fund is to provide for your retirement and having the ability to access the bank account doesn’t mean you can. There are severe penalties for accessing your super before you can legally satisfy a condition of release. Make good use of the fund: There’s no point spending time and money setting up a fund and leaving it all sitting in a bank account. If you aren’t sure what you should be doing with your super fund money, get some professional help. Find a great adviser to work with: Just as doctors often have their own specialties, so to do advisers and accountants. Find a professional who specialises in self-managed super funds. Make sure they are someone you enjoy working with and who is happy to educate you on the running and ongoing management of your fund. Enjoy the ride: Most importantly, enjoy the fact that you are now responsible for your own retirement. Embrace the fact that you are in control of how it’s invested, celebrate the wins and learn from the losses.
Your investment choices will ultimately decide what kind of retirement you will enjoy. June 2016
The upshot of the O and P shots OMG, these procedures can help improve your life in ways you can only imagine. Oh boy! What is “O” shot? The term “O” shot was coined by two doctors in the US, Charlie Runnels and Sam Wood who developed a method of vaginal rejuvenation that helped to improve sexual experience. I suppose we could term this the “OMG” shot, because it really does improve the sensitivity and responsiveness in the vaginal anatomy. Many women find a desensitisation “down there”, occurring with age as the hormone profiles naturally change. Sometimes there is residual injury from childbirth. The end result is simply a reduced response to stimulation. The associated symptoms of bladderstress incontinence add to difficulties and the “OMG” shot is also useful in improving that element as well. Although the “shot” will not repair torn tissues, it does help to stimulate nerve endings and help to rejuvenate the vaginal tissue generally. This, with some stimulus to bladder floor muscles results in improvement for most people. The process involves two steps. Firstly, we draw your blood sample from a vein in your arm just like having a blood test. Then the sample is treated and centrifuged to produce plasma or serum. This serum is chock-full of stimulatory natural chemicals
called cytokines to stimulate tissue repair. The product is your own protein, so there is no risk of allergic reactions or rejections. Secondly, the product needs to be injected into the proper spot. Yes. That means an injection “down there”. But that is where it is needed. Powerful local anaesthetic creams allow this with a minimum of discomfort. Getting the right placement is important and our medical team is trained to do that. It takes some time, usually a few weeks before you start to feel changes occurring. You do not need to change any other medication given to you by your own GP. What is “P” shot? The “P” shot is the male version of the “OMG” shot. Maybe we should call it the “Oh boy” shot. Erectile dysfunction is a common issue with men as they age. We prepare the serum the same way as the “OMG” preparation. Remember, this is your own
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destinations. What better way to see this stunning city and surrounding areas than on a Dubai – one the world’s specially Shopping Dubai – one designed of the of world’s great Tour that coincides with the great cities and tourist cities and tourist destinations. Dubai Shopping Festival! Notway destinations. better What better way toWhat see this only does the tour include stunning city and surrounding to see this stunning city and areas than on at a specially multi days most of than Dubai’s surrounding areas on a designed Shopping Tour that major mallsdesigned (and they are specially Shopping coincides with the Dubai huge) dinners Tourbut thatawesome coincides with the Shopping Not best only does atDubai someFestival! of the city’s Shopping Festival! Not the tour includeamulti days at restaurants, thrill seeking only does the tour include most of Dubai’s major malls (and dune ride andatdinner in the multi days most of Dubai’s they are huge) but awesome desert! You’ll enjoy major mallsof (and they dinners at some theHigh city’sare best Tea at the Burj Al Arab,dinners a dune restaurants, a thrill seeking huge) but awesome to theof top of the Burj ridetour and dinner in the desert! at some the city’s best Khalifa and even a two day You’ll restaurants, enjoy High Tea at the Burj a thrill seeking two to Muscat and the great Al Arab, a tour to the top of dune ride and dinner inthe the Burjcultural Khalifaand andscenic even attractions a two day desert! You’ll enjoy High tourto tobe Muscat the great found and there. This will Teaand at the Burjattractions Al Arab, a to cultural satisfy thescenic most determined tourthere. to theThis top of the Burj be found will satisfy ‘shopaholic’ but also provide Khalifa and even a two the most determined ‘shopaholic’ an in depth insight into all day that but also an in twoprovide to Muscat and the great makes Dubai such andepth exciting insight into alland that makes Dubai cultural scenic attractions suchdestination. an to exciting be founddestination. there. This will satisfy the most determined TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: ‘shopaholic’ but also provide TOUR an in depth insight into all that • Fabulous Shopping makes Dubaiinsuch an exciting HIGHLIGHTS: experiences Dubai’s destination. World Famous Malls • Fabulous Shopping experiences in Dubai’s • Dhow WorldDinner FamousCruise Malls in
TOUR • Dhow Dinner Cruise in HIGHLIGHTS: Dubai Desert Safari with Dinner in
the • Dunes Fabulous • Desert SafariShopping with Dinner in experiences in Dubai’s
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• Dhow Dinner Cruise in
• Ride theTop Top at at Burj • Ride totothe Burj Dubai Khalifaa Khalifaa
• Desert Safari with Dinner in • Overnight tour to Muscat
the Dunes • Overnight tour to Muscat • Farewell Dinner at Ossiano
• High Tea at The Burj Al Arab – Atlantis the Palm • Farewell Dinner at Ossiano – Atlantis the Palm • Ride to the Top at Burj
• Cultural Dinners and Khalifaa Lunches Cultural Dinners and
• Overnight tour to Muscat Lunches • Farewell Dinner at Ossiano – Atlantis the Palm • Cultural Dinners and Lunches
DAY 1 THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2017 Depart this evening from Brisbane on your Emirates A380 flight direct to Dubai.
Dubai, the Dubai mall is one of the world’s largest shopping & entertainment destination with more than 1200 yrs. We will be transferred to the Oberoi Hotel for a 5 star buffet lunch, after which we will spend the Mall. Located in prestigious Downtown — THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2017 DAY DAY 2 1FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY (D) theDubai afternoon at the Mall of the Emirates. After some Dubai, Dubai Mall is one of the world’ s Depart this evening from Brisbane on your Emirates Arrive into Dubai this morning where you will be time back at our hotel we will enjoy largest a traditional Dhow shopping & entertainment be of to Dubai. from Dubai. We will met A380 by ourflight tourdirect representatives cruise with buffet dinner. destinations. Cruise alongWe thewill banks transferred to the Oberoi Hotel for a 5 star buffet DAY 1 THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2017 Dubai, the Dubai mall is one of the world’s largest be transferred by private coach to our hotel for the the creek in a traditional Dhow and view some of the lunch, after which&we will spend the destination afternoon atwith DAYof 2— FRIDAY JANUARY Depart this evening from Brisbane on your shopping entertainment more tha duration our stay in6TH Dubai, the Park (D) Regis Kin. Emirates This ancient architecture well-preserved on one side of the the Mall of the Emirates. After somesome time back at most our Arrive into Dubai morning where you will be A380 flight directthis to Dubai. 1200 yrs. We willside be transferred to the the Oberoi Hotel 5 star hotel is located opposite Burjuman Shopping creek whilst the other holds of hotel we a traditional Dhow metinby our tourof representatives from Dubai.and We will forwill a 5enjoy star buffet aftercruise which we will spend Centre the heart Dubai’s historic district, modern masterpieces oflunch, architecture. It’s awith beautiful buffet dinner. Cruise the banks theEmirates. creek bethe transferred by private coach our offers base to shop andto explore. experience and thisalong isatone memory that you will After some DAY 2 perfect FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY (D)hotel for the the afternoon the Mall of of the incapture a traditional Dhow andhotel view some ofsure the ancient duration ofof our stay in Dubai, thewhere Parkinto Regis Kin. 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This modern architecture well-preserved experience this one memory will ofcity thestunning rest of thewaters afternoon into Shopping your overlooks the withsettling panoramic views After breakfast we is will enjoy a halfthat dayyou Sharjah 5Spend star hotel is located opposite Burjuman creekand whilst the other side holds some the most capture forever. hotel. This evening we will be transferred to the across Dubai. After dinner we will be transferred back tour. Sharjah is well known for its shopping and Centre in the heart of Dubai’s historic district, and modern masterpieces of architecture. 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Sharjah isMONDAY well known forJANUARY its at shopping will be transferred toby hotel.Dubai Cocktail party dinner at the city venue DAY 9TH (B,This L, D) with Overnight our own English speaking guide. We will view all evening we willhighlights have dinner at the Bastakiya restaurant. and some of the we will see on the tour Park Regis Kin overlooks the stunning waters with panoramic views After breakfast we will enjoy a half day Sharjah city the highlights of Dubai such as a visit to Palm Island The restaurant occupiesthe a restored courtyard with PearlSharjah Monument, old city,for King across Dubai. After dinner we will be transferred backare thetour. is well known itsFaisal shopping and some (the DAY 8th man made wonder of the world), photo stop mosque, fabulousthe Arabiansouk style atmosphere. The menu is mainly withsee theon many — SATURDAY 7 JANUARY (B, L,aD) to the3hotel of theBlue highlightsalong we will thelocal tour are the Pear at the Atlantis, drive through thea Marina of Jumeirah Lebanese/Emirati dishes. A terrific atmosphere with the markets. We will enjoy a lunch at aKing local restaurant After breakfast willKin enjoy private Dubai city Overnight Parkwe Regis Monument, the old city, Faisal mosque, the Blue (see tour the heaven earth for the riches)guide. , The We Ski Dubai candlelit courtyard andback the night sky overhead. Note before being transferred to our hotel for an with ouron own English speaking souk along with the many local markets. 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The menu is(B, mainly the Marina of Jumeirah , The Ski Dubai (outside view, the highlights of Dubai such as a visit to Palm Island The restaurant occupies a restored museum, the old city, in the Batsakis alongAlwith ride on This morning, after breakfast, weatmosphere will havecourtyard awith morningwith Lebanese/Emirati dishes. A terrific the ICE mountain the desert), Arab,a (one (the 8th man Dubai madeCreek wonder ofaBurj the world), aSpice photo stopshopping fabulous Arabian style atmosphere. The we menu is mai water taxi across and view of the tour to Karama. After some shopping the candlelit courtyard and the night sky overhead. will ofthe the Atlantis, World’s most luxurious hotel with 7 stars), at drive through the Marina of Jumeirah Lebanese/Emirati dishes. A terrific atmosphere with market & Goldbeach, souk, the theBlue world famous market of haveno lunch at Daniels, a Persian/ Arabic restaurant. Note alcohol is offered at the restaurant Jumeirah mosque atgold Jumeirah, (seeAfter the our heaven on earth for the riches) , Dawaar, The Ski DubaiThis afternoon candlelit and courtyard and the night sky overhead. Note Dubai. tour we will enjoy lunch at Al evening we will be taken on a Overnight Park Regis Kin Al Fahidi fort, which has been converted in to the (outside view, the restaurant ICE mountain inspectacular the desert), Burj DesertNo alcohol is with offered at the restaurant Dubai’s only revolving with views Safari along a 1001 Arabian Nights BBQ Dubai museum, the old city, the Batsakis along Al Arab: - (World’s luxurious the hotel with Overnight Regis Kin of the blue Gulf waters,most the Creek city. This7 stars), Day in the In Park our jeeps will experience 6 —desert. TUESDAY 104x4WD JANUARY (B,we L, D) with a ride on water taxi across and Dubai Creek and Jumeirah beach, the Blue mosque at-Jumeirah contemporary, sophisticated - yet relaxed restaurantmosque, dune surfing after on giant dunes. the thrilling roller This morning, breakfast, weAfter will have a a view of the Spice Market & Gold Souk, the world Al Fahidi fort whichbuffet has been to the Dubaicost ride Dayover 6 the TUESDAY 10th JANUARY (B, L,going D) serves an international withconverted specialtiesinfrom giant sand dunes you will be morning shopping tour to Karama. After some famous gold market of Dubai. After our tour we will museum, the old city, the Batsakis along with a ride onto theThis after breakfast, wecamp will have a morning European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Japanese cuisines. onlymorning, star standard safari shopping we5will have lunch desert at Daniels, a Persian/in whole enjoy lunch at Al Dawaar, Dubai’s only revolving water across relaxing Dubai Creek and view of Spice UAE for shopping tourmany to Karama. After some shopping we w Spend the taxi afternoon back at thea hotel andthe this dinner and activities. This traditional Arabic restaurant. restaurant with spectacular views of the blue Gulf evening we & will be transferred to thefamous Century/ Irish campsite of aatraditional Bedouin market Gold souk, the world gold market ofArabichave lunchisatreplica Daniels, Persian/ Arabic restaurant. This afternoon and evening we will be taken on a waters, the Creek and the city. This contemporary Village for dinner. andafternoon is set in a valley surrounded by be sand dunes. Dubai. After our tour we will enjoy lunch at Al Dawaar,villageThis and evening we will taken Desert Safari along with a 1001 Arabian Nights BBQ on a and sophisticated, yet relaxed restaurant serves an Overnight Kin restaurant with spectacular views It is made up Safari of typical Bedouin tents built withNights leaves BBQ Dubai’sPark onlyRegis revolving Desert along with awe 1001 Arabian in the desert. In our 4x4WD jeeps will experience international buffet with specialties from European, of theinpalm trees with oriental carpets, cushions and of the blue Gulf waters, the Creek and the city. This dune the desert. In our 4x4WD jeeps we will surfing on giant dunes. After the thrilling roller experience Middle Eastern,8TH Asian and Japanese cuisines. DAYcontemporary, 4 SUNDAY JANUARY ,D) lanterns. You have on thegiant option to enjoy camel rides, roller sophisticated -(B, yetL relaxed - restaurantcoaster dune surfing dunes. After the thrilling ride over the giant sand dunes you will be Spend the afternoon relaxing backour at the hotel Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then first full and sand ski, shisha,over henna designer. Wedunes will have awill BBQbe going serves an international buffet with specialties from going cost the giant sand to theride only 5bystar standard desert safariyou camp this evening we will be transferred to the Century/ shopping day! Our bus Eastern, and guide will transfer us to cuisines. dinnertofollowed astar wonderful belly dancer show. European, Middle Asian and Japanese the only 5 standard desert safari camp in who inUnlimited whole UAE fordrinks dinnerand andmineral many activities. Thisand coffee Irish Village for dinner.in the prestigious Downtown the Spend Dubai Mall: Located soft water, tea the afternoon relaxing back at the hotel and this UAE for dinner and many activities. This traditional Arabic campsite is replica of a traditional Bedouin Overnight Park Regis Kin evening we will be transferred to the Century/ Irish village Arabic campsite is replica of a by traditional and is set in a valley surrounded sand Bedouin Village for dinner. village and is set in a valley surrounded dunes. It is made up of typical Bedouin tents built by sand dune DAY 4 — SUNDAY 8 JANUARY (B, L ,D) Overnight Park at Regis Kin and then our first full It is made of trees typical Bedouin built with leave with leaves of the up palm with orientaltents carpets, Enjoy breakfast the hotel of the palm trees with oriental carpets, cushions and cushions and lanterns.You have the option to enjoy shopping day! Our bus and guide will transfer us to DAY 4 SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY (B, L ,D) lanterns. You have the option to enjoy camel rides, Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then our first full sand ski, shisha, henna designer. We will have a BBQ shopping day! 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alunch 17th here. Century a fullya seaside restoredtown Nextcastle, stop isnow at Barka, and house. you will Visit withrefurnished small soukscountry and a fort alongHere the shoreline. experience an aup close and personal journey Bait Na‟aman, 17th Century castle, now a fullyin how the Imam’s lived their lives centuries ago.you restored and refurnished country house. Here On into Muscat we will intojourney our willarrival experience an up close andcheck personal in hotel, theImam’s Crowne Plaza. This chic, waterside how the lived their lives centuries ago.hotel isOn setarrival on a into cliff top overlooking the Gulf Oman. Muscat we will check intoof our hotel, After freshening upThis wechic, will waterside be taken on a scenic the Crowne Plaza. hotel is set tour Muscat. We visit the and After Al on aof cliff top overlooking the Fish Gulf Souk of Oman. Dhalam Souk, largest market. freshening upOman’s we will be takenindoor on a scenic tourAt the Souk, built in traditional style, you find of Muscat. We visit the Fish Souk and Alwill Dhalam exquisite silverlargest jewellery, frankincense, intricately Souk, Oman’s indoor market. At the Souk, hand-made Khanjars (daggers) built in traditional style, you willand findother exquisite handicrafts. Your guide will also show you the silver jewellery, frankincense, intricately handlocal sweet Halwa and fromother one of the shops madeOmani Khanjars (daggers) handicrafts. within. The tour continues east along the Corniche Your guide will also show you the local Omani to Muttrah (Old Muscat). Here you will visit the sweet Halwa from one of the shops within. The charming Bait al Zubair, a private museum housing tour continues east along the Corniche to Muttrah traditional Omani items reflecting the country’s (Old Muscat). Here you will visit the charming Bait rich heritage. Nearby is His Majesty Sultan al Zubair, a private museum housing traditional Qaboos’s Al Alam Royal Palace protected in the Omani items reflecting the country’s rich heritage. bay by the famous twin forts of Jalali and Mirani, Nearby is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Al Alam rebuilt by the Portuguese around 1558. Royal Palace protected in the bay by the famous This evening we will enjoy dinner at a local Turkish twin forts of Jalali and Mirani, rebuilt by the restaurant. Portuguese aroundPlaza 1558.Muscat Overnight Crowne This evening we will enjoy dinner at a local Turkish restaurant. DAY 9 FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY (B, L, D) Overnight Park we Regis After breakfast willKin check out of our hotel and will continue our journey to Nizwa. This is DAY 9 — place FRIDAY 13 JANUARY (B, L, D) of Oman. the birth of Islam in the Sultanate Afterinhabitants breakfast we check our hotel and The arewill proud of out the of famous “Round will continue our journey to Nizwa. the tower fort”, which was built in the This 17thiscentury, birthofplace of Islam in the of Oman. and its Souq, which on Sultanate Fridays becomes a The inhabitants are auctions. proud of the “Round tower place for cattle It isfamous also well known for fort”,which built“Khanjars” in the 17th(dagger) century,and andsilver of costly hand was carved its Souq, which Fridays place for jewellery. After on visiting thebecomes souq anda the fort, cattle auctions. It is also well known for hand proceed to Al Hamra, a picturesque oldcostly village carved “Khanjars” (dagger) and silver and jewellery. reminding of Yemenite architecture unto the After visiting thevillage souq of andMisfat the fort, proceed to Al beautiful rocky al Abriyyin. The Hamra, a picturesque village reminding one mountain village is setold amidst stunning landscape of Yemenite architecture and onto the beautiful and has hardly changed over the years. We will have atof a local onto Bahla rockylunch village Misfatrestaurant. al Abriyyin.Then The mountain which knownstunning for its pottery. Hereand one can villageisiswell set amidst landscape has still admire the skill theyears. pot making. Nextlunch visit hardly changed overofthe We will have isatJabrin where Then you will find onewhich of theismost a localfort, restaurant. onto Bahla well magnificent of Oman withcan its painted ceiling, known for itsforts pottery. Here one still admire dungeons, andpot hidden passages. Weisthen make the skill of the making. Next visit Jabrin fort, our wayyou to the hotel, a mountain resort. where will Sahab find one of the most magnificent Sahab a unique tranquilceiling, luxury dungeons, boutique forts ofisOman withand its painted and hidden passages. We then make our way to
hotel situated on athe Saiq Plateau the Sahab hotel, mountain resort.which Sahabisislocated a 2,004 meters above sea level on Jabalhotel Al Akhdar unique and tranquil luxury boutique situated inon the Hajjarwhich Mountains, overlooking a thewestern Saiq Plateau is located 2,004 meters canyon thatlevel contains ancient villages andwestern famous above sea on Jabal Al Akhdar in the terraced farms/gardens. WE will have dinner Hajjar Mountains, overlooking a canyon that at the hotel tonight. contains ancient villages and famous terraced Overnight SahabWe Hotel farms/gardens. will have dinner at the hotel tonight. DAY 10 SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY (B, L, D) Overnight Crowne Plaza Muscat Today, after breakfast, we will travel back to Dubai, going via Al Ain. 14 During our tour shall DAY 10 — SATURDAY JANUARY (B,we L, D) be visiting some of thewe rich archaeological Today, after breakfast, will travel back tosites ofDubai, Al Ain. The via cityAlisAin. alsoDuring famousour fortour thewe oneshall and going only camel market. Our tour continues to visit be visiting some of the rich archaeological sitesthis market, where thousands of camels areone traded of Al Ain. The city is also famous for the and every day. Some of these camels are the only camel market. Our tour continues tocountry’s visit this reared camels while some are brought to this market, where thousands of camels are traded market from the neighbouring countries. We will every day. Some of these camels are the country’s have lunch on the way and late this afternoon will reared camels while some are brought to this arrive back into Dubai where we will check back market from the neighbouring countries. We will into our hotel, the Park Regis Kin where we also have lunch on the way and late this afternoon will have dinner. arrive back into Dubai where we will check back Overnight Park Regis Kin into our hotel, the Park Regis Kin where we also have11dinner. DAY SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY (B, L, D) Overnight Sahab Today we will haveHotel a full day of shopping with the
use of a full day shuttle service. This afternoon we DAY 11 —aSUNDAY 15Lost JANUARY (B,@ L, D) will have visit to the Chamber Atlantis Overnight Park Regis Kin the Palm. The Lost Chambers Aquarium takes Today we will have a fullof day of shopping with the visitors through a series mazes and tunnels as use of a full day service. Thisof afternoon they explore theshuttle underwater ruins Atlantis.we will imaginative have a visit toaquarium the Lost Chamber @ Atlantis This houses some 65,000 the Palm. The Lost Chambers aquatic animals, including 12 Aquarium species of takes rays and visitorsWe through a series and tunnels sharks. will then haveofamazes wonderful farewellas they explore the underwater ruins Atlantis. ThisA dinner at the Ossiano restaurant atof the Atlantis. imaginative houses some 65,000offers aquatic world famousaquarium seafood restaurant, Ossiano animals, 12 species of rays and We you viewsincluding of the lagoon and aquarium assharks. you eat. then have a wonderful farewell dinner at the Awill great way to finish our tour. Ossiano restaurant the Atlantis. A world famous Overnight Park RegisatKin seafood restaurant, Ossiano offers you views of the lagoon aquarium as you eat. A great DAY 12 and MONDAY 16TH JANUARY (B) way to finishit’s ourtime tour.to say farewell to Dubai and Sadly after breakfast we will be transferred back to the airport for our flight back to Brisbane DAY 12 — MONDAY 16 JANUARY (B) with Emirates. Sadly it’s time to say farewell to Dubai and after breakfast we will be transferred back to the airport DAY 13 flight TUESDAY JANUARY for our back to17TH Brisbane with Emirates. We will arrive back into Overnight Park Regis KinBrisbane this morning.
DAY 13 — TUESDAY 17 JANUARY We will arrive back into Brisbane this morning. www.traveloncapri.com.au
TOUR COST: $9,990 per person twin share $1,970 single supplement
INCLUSIONS: • Escorted by Leanne Hart from Get it Magazine from Brisbane • Return economy class airfares from Brisbane with Emirates • All hotel accommodation as noted in the itinerary• All meals as noted in the itinerary • All touring and excursions as noted in the itinerary
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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Dubai is known for its shopping and has world-class retail experiences you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. It also has the annual Dubai Shopping Festival that runs in January and February. Here’s a rundown of the fashion capital’s top six shopping highlights:
THE DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL The month-long shopping spectacular showcases discounts on everything you can think of … cars, computers and clothes.
SOUKS With everything from gold souks to textiles to spices and kitchenware and electronics, the souks are where the authentic shopping magic really happens. Check out the Gold Souks, Deira Old Souk and Spice Souk, Textile Souk, Deira Souk and the Madinat Jumeirah Souks.
SATWA Here’s something different, a traditional Arabic high-street shopping experience. This is where you will get your bargain tailored suits.
MALLS The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall and is home to all the fashion brands you can think of, including high end and other retailers. There’s also the Mercato Mall with its distinct renaissance look and mix of fashion, jewellery, perfume and beauty stores. Also check out the Mall of the Emirates where Ski Dubai is. This mall has you covered for leading international and local retailers, plus plenty of cafes and restaurants to have a rest and recharge for more shopping. There’s also Ibn Battuta, a mall with six themed sections that reflect Egypt, China, India, Persia, Tunisia and Andalusia, and BurJuman a place where luxury exists.
KARAMA Souvenirs galore. Grab something for your friends and family at this outdoor paradise.
WAFI CITY Not just your average shopping centre… this place takes in shopping, entertainment, art and food.
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ello fashionistas! Over the next few months I want to share with your some key points on body shape so you can confidently style yourself so you look and feel great. This month we are talking about the “triangle” – that is, bottom heavy with a bit of junk in the trunk. I would say, 75 per cent of the women I see are bottom heavy. It is such a beautiful and feminine shape and my style tricks for you are simple and easy. Bottom heavy, if you are not sure, usually means a smaller size on top and a bigger size on the bottom. Generally, you will have an amazing waist and this will be a defined part on your body … not your hips. I want you to focus on this part of your body and enhance it, so let’s get started. STYLE FILE TIPS – Triangle shape Create a waist. Keep colours darker from the waist down and have a party from the waist up to draw the eyeline up the body. A-line skirts and a wider leg pant that just whispers across the hip line without grabbing are best for this shape so they show off your best assets. Look for shorter fitted jackets; nothing that will end at the widest part of your body. Push up your sleeves to create a waistline and look for angles and waterfall jackets and tops to soften the edge. Then take the focus up the body with thrills and frills and statement jewels. Have a stylish month.
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hoe love is true love … but women all over Australia are making decisions podiatrists are referring to as “shoe-icide” because they are doing real damage to our feet. From heels to our unofficial comfort shoe of the nation, thongs, Australians are making bad decisions every day that can result in all-over body ailments like heel pain, lower back pain, nerve problems, misaligned hips and bad posture. Leading heel pain specialist and sports podiatrist Karl Lockett says:“Among the patients I see every day, more than half are suffering pain and injury not just with their feet, but also other parts of the body, from their knees, to their hips and backs. Bad decisions in their choice of footwear is frequently a contributing factor.” It is estimated that around 70 per cent of the population suffer from an over-pronating foot, where their foot rolls inwards excessively. Karl says this is worsened when wearing the wrong shoes. Whether you have an over-pronating foot or not, here are three bad shoe decisions Australians make when it comes to their footwear. HIGH HEELS: High heels are sexy and many women would never give them up, but the trade-off can be painful, putting pressure on your lower back and knees. Worse than that, they create tight calf muscles, which often leads to other issues. Along with blisters, bunions and possible nerve damage from pressure on toes, high heels can also cause an unsightly and painful bony deformity at the back of the heel called a heel spur – which can be permanent. Not so sexy after all. Recommendation: A heel height of 2-3 cm maximum is ideal. Be sure to stretch your calves for at least 30 seconds three times a day and don’t walk around in your high heels for any longer than three hours a day.
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WEDGES: Chunky wedge platforms often have a rigid foot-bed and the soles offer no flexibility; this throws off the biomechanics of walking. It can potentially lead to stress fractures if worn too much for too long. Calves will also get tight and can lead to heel pain. Recommendation: If you must wear a platform, a low one is ideal. Try to look for styles that have some cushioning in the foot-bed and choose soles that have some grip like rubber. BALLET FLATS: Ballet flats are too thin and flexible, and don’t afford your foot any arch support. If you have a high arch, then too much pressure will build under the heel and ball of foot.This can lead to heel pain, potential stress fractures and pressure-point soreness. Recommendation: Firm-soled shoes like leather brogues are best. In general, if your shoe is easy to fold back then it’s not really giving you any support. 36
Meet the six pack of The Gardens on Lindfield Weekly man time: Where friendships are made over bowling and beers nited by lawn bowls, six residents from The Gardens on Lindfield have been coming together every Tuesday afternoon for the past decade to enjoy a spot of afternoon “men’s time”. The tradition began more than 10 years ago when Bill, Bram and Norm decided to start bowling with another former resident after their weekly organised fitness class. The Six Pack gets its name from the number of gents involved, but they explain
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that six is just an easy number to organise a weekly game. The real reason for the name stems from a post-match ritual. “We thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea for someone to bring along a six pack for the end of the game,” Bill says. So, in typical Aussie spirit, weekly catchups are transformed into a relaxing game of bowls, lots of laughs and an ice-cold beer. “It’s something regular that we look forward to and all feel very lucky to have
formed such great friendships in the later part of our lives,” Bram says. When asked if they’ve thought about who’s next in line to join the group, the Six Pack calmly shrugs off the question. “Shall we say, there are very few ways to leave our club, you know what they are, don’t you? You’re in for life,” Bill says. For more information about The Gardens on Lindfield please call 1800 550 550.
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Get It Magazine sat down with the local “property power couple” to get the inside scoop on how they operate and compare the pros and cons of residential versus commercial investment. Linda is a valued new addition to Harcourt’s Coastal Group, bringing with her a wealth of property knowledge specialising in the luxury property market. Harcourts Coastal now operate in three locations across the Gold Coast and was recently awarded the Large Residential Agency of the Year Award by REIQ earlier this year. Linda Louw | Harcourts Coastal 0406 525 488 | email@example.com
Chris, a former professional rugby union player and property developer, specialises in the commercial property market and amalgamated four Gold Coast commercial agencies under one brand to form NAI Harcourt’s Gold Coast. NAI Harcourts Gold Coast was recently awarded at the Harcourts National Conference the Top NAI Harcourts Office Nationally based on gross commission for 2015/16. Chris Louw | NAI Harcourts Gold Coast 0406 689 694 | firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you enjoy most about what you do and the residential real estate industry? Presenting a new listing to the market and working with the vendors What do you enjoy most about the commercial real to get the best possible outcome, but also finding buyers their estate industry? dream home. Residential property is not only I always look forward to finding solutions for about the product being the “house” it is also Making the move to Hope Island my clients and fulfilling the brief no matter about a sense of belonging to a community, the requirement. Finding a solution for in 2008 from South Africa, relationships and lifestyle. clients with a diversified spectrum of needs. Chris and Linda Louw share a What are the upsides of residential investment? passion for the property industry What are the upsides of industrial/retail Residential property tends to have better property investments? with their day-to-day focus capital growth potential because the land I refer to commercial investment properties being at opposite ends of the usually makes up most of the property’s value as “the goose that lays the golden egg” property equation. and there is a more consistent underlying (every month). The fact that you can secure demand from people who need a roof over up to 20-year leases and fixed increases with their head. The best residential investment property is usually found in major corporations has always been the driving force behind areas with high and consistent population growth driven by demand my personal investments in commercial property. Returns on from home buyers, investors and tenants alike. Consistent demand commercial are almost double to the current banks’ lending rates drives land values, which in turn fuels capital growth. and gearing the investment adds to the return. What is a trend standing out at the moment in the residential What is a trend standing out at the moment in the current property market? commercial property market? We have seen a record month for April with 102 sales across the We have seen sales volumes increase drastically in the last few Harcourts Coastal Group and the northern Gold Coast region activity months. Businesses are taking advantage of the current market growing in market share. We have seen an increase in overseas conditions to purchase their own premises rather than rent as investment inquiry for the northern Gold Coast region, which is they are finding the cost of owning and low interest rates a more perhaps driven by Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove having prefavorable option in most cases. approval through the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). What are we likely to see in the residential property market on the Gold Coast in the foreseeable future? We are seeing a steady increase in the number of people wanting to move to the northern region of the Gold Coast, this has been strongly driven over the past year by approvals for the $1 billion Coomera Town Centre and Exit 54 upgrade and the Commonwealth Games. Strong demand appears to be here for the foreseeable future. 39
What are we likely to see in the commercial property market on the Gold Coast in the foreseeable future? We believe yields on investment stock continue to sharpen because of the lack of good stock and competition generated from what is available. Foreign investment is projected to increase due to the weaker currency, good interest rates and competitive returns. June 2016
Foods to correct your nutrition In a previous article, John Burchell explored our attitude towards foods and the choices we make around them. Here he extends that view In this article, I will give a brief insight into the way we can use foods consciously as part of our day-to-day health and how we can use food as preventative and corrective medicine. All plant-derived foods have potential health benefits, especially if consumed freshly harvested. Fish and marine plants fall into a similar category also. Our bodies utilise the nutrients from foods and these nutrients form the building blocks for pretty well all of our biological requirements. Over the past 30 years or so, there has been a significant increase in the availability and prescription of nutritional supplements. The question is often asked,“why should supplementation be necessary?”. Modern food technologies and growing techniques have changed foods from nutrition focused to quantity of yield focused.While feeding
the masses is essential, these modern food practices have, in many cases, reduced nutritional values and absorbability considerably. Diets high in processed and modified foods often result in nutritional deficiencies, resulting in the need to supplement.There are, of course, many wellresearched medicinal uses of high-concentration nutrient requirements that any amount of food cannot deliver in the time required, again making supplementation necessary. In exploring the concept of foods for corrective nutrition, the quality and source of foods must be considered and all the foods I discuss are based on them being in their naturally occurring non-modified forms. Protein is perhaps the most important food for overall health. Plant-based proteins are considered a more easily absorbed source than animal proteins, and animal sources have
less compatible fat forms and have levels of cholesterol and hormones that plants don’t. The process of digesting meats also creates undesirable metabolic by-products, especially detrimental forms of acids. Tissue acidity is one of the greatest concerns in long-term health problems. For vegetarians, the best sources are legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. While tuna is considered the richest source of protein, the highest vegetable sources are beans, pepitas, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, tahini and chickpeas. Meat is a good food source, but consuming meat daily is not ideal. I am often asked how we get calcium if we don’t have dairy produce. The truth is that milk in its processed/commercial forms has poor availability of absorbable calcium. Excellent food sources are tahini, tofu, eggs, carob, nuts, seeds (especially sunflower), figs, broccoli and chic peas.
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Are you being seen but not heard? robably the most common indication of a hearing loss is frequent requests for repetition. Many people who do this still feel that their hearing is fine. This is particularly noticeable when the person is talking to you from behind or from another room. Many people say they hear just fine as long as they are looking at you, however in reality they are not hearing better, rather they are supplementing whatever is not being heard with lip reading. Lip reading is an unconscious tactic and most people are not aware they are doing it. Try closing your eyes when you next have a conversation, particularly in noise, and you will see that you have to concentrate more to follow the conversation. Another unconscious tactic we use is our brain’s ability to fill in gaps of words and sentences when they are not actually heard. We only need to hear a third of a word to be able to guess what the word is. And we only need to hear every second word in a sentence to be able to piece the whole thing together. Take someone with age related hearing loss. They have normal low frequency hearing but significant high pitched hearing loss. With speech vowels are typically a lower pitched speech sound and the consonants higher pitched sounds. If I tell this person as I’m walking to the bathroom (so they can’t lip read) that “I am going to go brush my teeth” they may only hear “I am _oin o ru__ my _ee__”. Because I am walking to the bathroom with a toothbrush in my hand the brain is able to fill in gaps from the context of this action and the vowel speech sounds heard. However, what they think they heard may be completely different to what was actually said. A person with hearing loss may think you said “I am going to flush my pee”! Difficulty hearing in background noise is another common problem. Most background noise, such as car noise, crowded room babble, and air conditioners, are low pitched sounds that can be loud enough to block some of the low pitched vowel sounds. However, the higher pitched consonants are still audible and our brains are able to fill in the gaps based on those sounds and the context of the conversation. When someone has a hearing loss then they may not have access
to enough of the speech sounds to fill in the gaps. Let’s take the age related hearing loss example again. In background noise a normal hearing person will probably hear “I _m g_ing t_ g_ br__sh my t__th. In conjunction with lip reading enough sounds are picked up to fill in the gap. Whereas the person with the high pitched hearing loss will not have access to the starts and ends of the ends of the words and the noise is blocking the only sounds they can hear (the vowels). In that case not enough speech sounds are discernible to maintain and engage in a conversation. Not being able to actively participate in a conversation can be quite frustrating but luckily many of these issues can be quite quickly diagnosed and treated.
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Business and fitness have lots in common Jeff Osborne, from Vision Personal Training in Bundall, sheds some light on how you can save yourself up to five hours a week wning or running a business is stressful. Anyone who has done it will tell you. Two of the biggest challenges most people face in this 24/7 connected world are staying sane and emotionally level, as well as being able to switch off and enjoy time away from the business. The catch is that many people who are good at what they do wear their passion and fatigue like a badge of honour. They even brag to their friends about how little time off they have had or how little sleep they get. So what if I told you I can find you another 2-5 hours in a week that you can use anyway you like? Would you be interested in that? It is simple, but it takes some effort. There are two major areas people lose time in their week that are directly affected by your health and fitness, as well as another major one that is a result of the other two. The first is that people lose time in transition. Switching between tasks is difficult for the brain to do. One of my favourite books on this topic has the headline: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time. There is much time to be gained in being better at switching between the different tasks you have to undertake. Here are a few tips: • Turn off notifications on your phone (at the very least use the 'do not disturb' feature for a few hours a day when you are most productive). Having that noise or banner or even that little annoying red circle at the top right of the app makes it hard to not find out what the message is. I promise you will be less distracted, more productive and people will wait.You can check things on your time rather than theirs.
Develop a routine to help you switch between roles. It is helpful for your brain to have a switch to get in the zone faster. Athletes use it, so should you. Exercise is a fantastic switch (even as little as 10 squats and 10 push-ups will do it), even the act of wrapping up what you did for the day and what you are looking forward to tomorrow tells your brain that today is over, relax and wait until tomorrow (and it gives your subconscious something to work on while you sleep). The best way to end the day is to do a personal training session.Having the appointment forces you to get done on time (see Parkinson’s Law. Work expands to fill the time you allow it). Your time with a trainer is great to focus on you and you will leave ready to see your partner or family with energy and focus that they will appreciate.
The second point where you can save time is around food. We lose lots of time around this. It’s true, so much time is lost preparing food, eating food, cleaning up after food, travelling to go get food, recovering from food (that is, the 3pm post-lunch coma). One tip that will save you at least two hours a week is to have a foodprep day. A great thing to do with your family is to set aside a few hours to prep, cook and container food for the week.You will cook much healthier, feel better, save a ton of money, save at least two hours of time and it also shows your partner and kids how important it is to look after yourself. (You can’t expect them to take their health seriously if you won’t). Do yourself a favour and go and see a professional. Make an appointment, plan your week out with them and start feeling better, have more energy and sleep better. Call in and see us at Vision, 3/93 Ashmore Rd, Bundall Personal Training Bundall. June 2016
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Snap happy Flashpoint Imaging owner Ray Nash takes some time out to talk photography with Get it hen it comes to all things photographic, choosing a photographer for your event, portfolio shots, engagement or even just a portrait can be a daunting task, but at Flashpoint Imaging the team is on hand to offer bang for your buck with great results and a professional attitude. What’s the starting point of a shoot from your perspective? We simply like to connect with clients before any shoot to get a certain comfort level established in order to get great images, it’s vital to have good communication about how things are going to be on the day of the shoot and exchange any ideas we may have, a location scout prior to any shoot also eliminates time and guess work. So no doubt you have favourite shoots you like to be involved with? Each shoot has its own merits and differ in
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SPANISH EGGS SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 medium red pepper, cut into chunks • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tsp ground cumin • 1 kg vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped coarsely • 375g McKenzie’s red kidney beans, uncooked • 2 tbsp coriander, roughly chopped • 4 eggs • 1 fresh green chilli, sliced • 100g Persian feta, crumbled • 1/3 cup fresh coriander, extra METHOD Prepare and cook beans according to packet directions. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion and capsicum, stirring for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cumin, and cook, stirring until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and cooked beans and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Season to taste. Stir in coriander. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Place a 1 litre ovenproof dish in the oven while pre-heating. Pour hot tomato mixture into hot dish. Make four indents in the mixture. Break eggs into a cup one at a time and slide each egg into an indent. Sprinkle with chili. Bake for 8 minutes or until the whites of eggs are set and egg yolks are just beginning to set. Serve topped with feta and extra coriander.
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LAMB SHANK AND VEGETABLE SOUP SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp olive oil • 4 lamb shanks • 1 large onion, finely chopped • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped • 4 carrots, sliced • 4 celery sticks, sliced • 375g McKenzies soup mix • 5 cups beef stock • 4 cups water • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped • Salt and pepper to taste METHOD: Heat oil in large heavy-based saucepan. Cook lamb shanks until well browned on all sides. Transfer to a large plate. Leave remaining oil in pan. Add onion, garlic, carrot and celery to pan. Cook, stirring often, until onion is just tender. Add soup mix. Pour in stock and water. Bring to the boil. Return shanks to the pan and immerse in liquid. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, partially covered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until shanks are very tender. Add more water if required. Season to taste and garnish with parsley to serve.
STICKY DATE PUDDING WITH CARAMEL SAUCE SERVES 8 INGREDIENTS PUDDING: • 1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped • 300ml orange juice or water • 1 tsp McKenzie’s bi-carb soda • 3/4 cup brown sugar • 80g unsalted butter • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 1 1/3 cup plain flour • 2 1/2 tsp McKenzie’s baking powder • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence CARAMEL SAUCE: • 1 cup brown sugar • 125g unsalted butter • 1/2 cup cream METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line a 20x20cm cake tin. Bring dates and orange juice to the boil in a small saucepan. Stir in bi-carb and remove from heat. Allow to cool. Beat sugar and butter until creamy and pale. Add eggs until well combined. Fold in flour, date mixture and vanilla essence. Pour mixture into greased and lined tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. To make the sauce, bring all ingredients to the boil in a saucepan. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve warm pieces of sticky date pudding with warm caramel sauce.
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WOMEN IN TOURISM Stunning is the only word for the Women in Tourism breakfast last month. The gorgeous location and facilities at Ramada Hope Harbour welcomed guests and treated them to a personal tour of the property and recent upgrades. Photos by Nick Northcoat Photography
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ANN RIVEREAU ON CHEVRON Guests enjoyed a glass of bubbly to compliment the fashion showcase of the new season collections. Ann and Gay featured a range of popular labels such as Joseph Ribkoff, Marella and Isabella de Pedro.
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Get your horoscope H GEMINI May 21 – June 21 Your personality can sparkle like a highly polished diamond this month, Gemini. So much so, that relationships can get deeper in the first week of the month. Remember to keep your expectations realistic surrounding where you live and who you live with. H CANCER June 21 – July 22 If you are lucky enough to be going on a holiday it could prove to be an especially positive experience. But don’t be surprised if there are also times when you find yourself craving for peace and quiet. You may not feel all that outgoing until June 21 and that’s OK, Cancer. H LEO July 22 – August 23 Your social life is going to be boosted hugely this month. Look out Leo, you may find yourself with a key decision to make in week one, when there could be competing demands or people seeking your attention. This is also a month when you need to show care around your finances. Any projects you undertake need to be properly costed and executed. H VIRGO August 23 - September 22 You may feel like you are going backwards this month. Whether at work or at home it could seem like something isn’t falling into place. This can be draining so be careful who you surround yourself with, positive energy is your friend. If you get a creative urge don’t be afraid to follow it, a creative plan could very well pay off.
H LIBRA September 22 – October 23 It’s going to be important this month to know when to say no. You can be one of the most accommodating of all the zodiac signs and a spiritual journey increases in its intensity, which can push you to do even more for others. While this can be a very good thing, it will be less edifying if you feel inclined to please anyone laying a huge slice of guilt on you. H SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 It’s possible that you may experience a sense of frustration that certain plans are not really shaping up as you hope. But if you step back then the big picture can be absolutely marvellous. Take time to appreciate the bigger picture and the friends and networks that made it all possible. H SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 22 Career and financial prospects are boosted hugely this month. Of course, the more effort and perspiration you invest, the more rewards you can achieve. But balancing any ambitions and goals against home, family and emotional needs may prove to be a much more complex task. H CAPRICORN December 22 – January 20 You may notice your imagination is boosted this month. This can help you to prepare detailed plans. But beware, not everyone may seem particularly cooperative. Don’t dismay, if you are patient, more harmonious possibilities can emerge for you, Capricorn.
H AQUARIUS January 21 – February 19 Now is the chance to really wow people with the power of your personality. This could be a genuinely fortuitous time for your love life and if you’re hoping to enjoy a more sociable time this can revive too. However, you may find yourself rethinking some issues around career and money. H PISCES February 19 – March 20 You can find yourself particularly sensitive this month about how people view you and how you interact with them. Professional obligations could feel particularly weighty. However, there is also a fantastic opportunity to forge one key alliance, which could have a tremendous impact on your future. You will feel more and more outgoing as the month unfolds, Pisces. H ARIES March 20 – April 19 You will feel a stir in your desires this month, don’t be afraid to follow your instincts. You may feel like you are going over old ground with property and financial issues. However, by the month’s end something brighter can emerge and you may even spruce up your abode or move. H TAURUS April 20 – May 21 This month you are steering your moves with renewed clarity. Finances and creativity are both looking brighter and some kind of windfall can occur. In love, though, different values can be a stumbling block early in the month. In general, relationships of all kinds will require added patience this month.
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TAKING OVER THE SMALL BUSINESS WORLD SOPHIE SAYS Women in business are kicking butt all over the world and it isn’t just me who thinks so. It’s evident that the rise of female entrepreneurship isn’t slowing down anytime soon with the likes of Arianna Huffington and Sheryl Sandberg controlling the movement overseas and Lisa Messenger and Lorna Jane leading the pack in Australia. There has also been collective realisation that women don’t need to do business like their male counterparts, they can run an empire on their own terms. But what does this mean exactly? Well, for Arianna Huffington, this meant becoming an advocate on the importance of sleep and self-care for entrepreneurs. After splitting her head open as she passed out in her office, Arianna realised that business didn’t have to mean late nights and early mornings. In fact, she could run a more productive business if she took the much-needed eight hours of shut eye at night. This differs greatly to the opinions of Jack Dorsey and Tom Ford who boast about sleeping less than five hours a night. Closer to home, Lisa Messenger disrupted the magazine industry with a new way of thinking and doing business. Lisa even attributes the success of the magazine to her “think differently” attitude. Personally, running a business helps June 2016
There’s never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur as Get it writers Sophie Wood and Elizabeth Campbell share me to reach my highest potential. It’s the most challenging job that I’ll ever experience but with that comes such great reward and growth. I definitely believe that running a business is the biggest personal development you’ll ever do in your life.
LIZ SAYS Australian women in business are doing some absolutely wonderful things… changing the face of entrepreneurship and business as we know it. It’s the rise and rise of the girl boss. Only last month, Blackmores paid $23 million for Global Therapeutics, a market leader in Chinese herbal medicine in Australia with an estimated 80 per cent market share in health food stores (Sydney Morning Herald). Chief executive Christine Holgate says in the article that the business would “focus on exports to China over the next year to tap into rising demand in a market worth $170 billion globally”. In another story, Business Chicks owner Emma Isaacs recently moved to America 50
to take the networking group global. When she bought Business Chicks as a young 25-year-old woman there were 250 members now there are more than 35,000. How about this research from Women In Global Business (WIGB) … Australian female-owned businesses that have expanded overseas achieve greater success, with one-third of global business operations earning more than half their revenue internationally. Incredible, isn’t it? WIGB also reports almost half of female-owned businesses (42 per cent) go global within 12 months of their launch and 81 per cent in the first five years of operation. In an age when women are still being paid less than men, why wouldn’t we take control of our financial future, run life on our own terms and start a business? That’s the reason I love it. I get to create a life I love that’s flexible and free whatever that means for me (it might be different for you). I won’t lie, it’s hard work, but so is anything if you want to make a success of it. Sometimes the hours are outrageous and the workload can be heavy, plus you don’t get holiday and sick pay. But I feel I have more options now. Other women say having a business means they can be home with their children or that it allows them to travel, see the world and work at the same time.
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