Page 1

November 2014


m a g a z i n e

The stress epidemic How to lead a more content life

Titanic love story Taneal and David tie the knot

#selfie-absorbed Are we really that bad?


Life is meant to be fun

Get it all done

Dining, Groceries, Post Office, Fashion, Medical Services, Gifts & Two Gyms

With 3hrs Free Parking discover for yourself Located on Broadbeach Mall, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

The BIG Diamond Specialists

UP TO 70% OFF not one day... EVERY day 2.02 Carat

2.01 Carat



‘GIa CertIfIed. G’ IN COlOUr SI1

GIa CertIfIed ‘d’ IN COlOUr SI1

SUGGeSted retaIl $24,700

SUGGeSted retaIl $27,500


2.70 Carat

rOUNd BrIllIaNt CUt

$17,999 $18,500 SUGGeSted retaIl $29,000

ThE lATEsT rAngE of BrAnD nEW rIng DEsIgns hAvE jusT ArrIvED. All AT WholEsAlE prIcEs. • Australia’s largest wholesale diamond dealer direct to the public • Established 15 years • Designers and workshop on site

Diamond Importers Jewellery Manufacturers

CTJ WHOLESALE DIAMONDS AND JEWELLERY 0 7 55 383 988 | 37 Upton Street Bundall www.ctj e: Find us on Facebook

BIG DIamonDs small prices

1 CT Cushion Cut Diamonds GIa Certified from $3500 BesT service and prices guaranteed CTJ’s neW Bridal Range from new York

Diamond Importers Jewellery Manufacturers

CTJ WHOLESALE DIAMONDS AND JEWELLERY 07 5538 3988 | 37 Upton Street Bundall e: Find us on Facebook


Spring into colour this season!


16 Local profile: David Mead and Taneal Stewart’s wedding 18 Cover feature: The stress epidemic 22 Real Life: Kristal Brown from Positive Peeps 35 Travel: Tropical Far North Queensland 41 Pets: Taking care of your pets 42 Success: Stuart Denman – Entrepreneurial relationships 50 Entertainment: Belgian DJ Michael Fall Fashion & Beauty 24 Beauty: Summer prep products 25 Get Stylish: Make a splash 26 Fashion: It’s party time 33 Hair File: Messy braid up ‘do Regulars



P 5571 1449•7/24 Tedder Ave, Main Beach

What’s on: This month on the Coast

10 Get thinking: What type of relationship are you in?

“Does my bum look big in this?” Are shorts your worst enemy? Does your skin need revitalising?

12 Win: A host of fabulous prizes

2 Hour Body & Face

20 We Love: It’s the party season

13 The Arts: Christmas on show

44 Dining: Miami Marketta


47 Wine: It’s rose time 48 Recipes: Keen as mustard

Targets hard to budge fat on tummy, legs, arms and buttocks

52 Get Scene: Have you been snapped?


56 Horoscopes: What’s in your stars this month?

• Laser Lipo – the intelligent alternative to liposuction

(valued at $199)

• Non Surgical Face Lift

(valued at $250)

• Lactic Peel (valued at $59)

$588 worth of treatments for only

57 Mind Games: Crossword capers 58 Last Word: Are we #selfie-absorbed?



• Red Light Therapy (valued at $80) • Body consultation & before & after measurements

Mention Get it for this AMAZING OFFER First 12 Callers only *New clients only

CARLA ZAMPATTI cropped daisy top // $399 // and hour-glass skirt // $449 // SIREN shoes // $129.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245 PRINCESS YASMIN //$79.95 // Princess Yasmin 5564 0786

Phone 5510 8999

Shop 2, 331 Hope Island Road, Hope Island (next to Hope Island Realty)

November 2014


Family matters -

what is the law?


t’s probably not surprising that when most people are confronted with the prospect of going to Family Court, they think of all the private and confidential matters that might be out in the open for everyone to know. Often, people’s first thought wanders to infidelities and other indiscretions. But one of the most common “secrets” Kristy-Lee Heard LLB that parties going through marriage Cassandra Pullos Lawyers breakdown worry about, particularly small business owners, are those secrets that they have kept from the Government. That is, that extra income earned and not declared, those “white lies” told to Centrelink to receive a benefit and sometimes, those exaggerations told to the Bank. Even if you have not been the one responsible, but your former partner has, you need to ensure you receive legal advice before you put pen to paper about those matters; or speak about them at Court. There are significant risks involved with providing information to the Family Court that could potentially lead to self-incrimination or self-exposure to monetary penalty which might be imposed by a court or a Government body, such as the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink or the Office of State Revenue. If a person is concerned that information they provide in Family Court proceedings may tend to prove that a person has committed an offence under Australian law or may lead to a monetary penalty then it is crucial that this is appropriately addressed by the person’s legal representatives to safeguard from the Family Court referring the information to the ATO, Centrelink, the Office of State Revenue or any other relevant government department for investigation. In a recent case before the Family Court, the Judge reported a party in the Court proceedings to the Office of State Revenue; having lied about the value of a property for stamp duty purposes. Whilst that “lie” had helped the wife in the family law proceedings, it did nothing to help her with the debt she would have then incurred at the Office of State Revenue. If you require advice or representation in family law matters, KristyLee Heard, a family lawyer at Cassandra Pullos Lawyers, is able to assist you. Kristy-Lee has worked closely with Cassandra Pullos, the principal of the firm, since 2009. Kristy-Lee and the team at Cassandra Pullos Lawyers are committed pto+61 providing 7 5526focused 3646 and strategic solutions in family law matters, designed specifically for each client’s individual circumstances.

Can you smell it? In the air? The party season. Summer. The warm weather. The beach. Doesn’t it smell amazing? There is something about this time of year that just makes me feel so refreshed, reinvigorated and renewed, even though we’ve probably all had massive years already. I’m sure you know what I mean. I just love this time of year. And if you need a reason to turn over a new leaf, it’s this: There’s no better time! There’s also no better time than now to get a handle on your stress and start leading a positive life. These are two of the topics we are covering in this edition. Did you know we are in the midst of a stress epidemic? You can probably feel it in yourself and in the community. The Stress and Wellbeing Survey of Australians conducted by the Australian Psychology Society indicates an ongoing trend of significantly lower levels of wellbeing and significantly higher levels of stress and distress, and depressive and anxiety symptoms than in previous years. Sad, huh? While the World Health Organisation claims that globally more than 350 million people are affected by depression. Concerning. I don’t want to alarm you, but it doesn’t look good. In the next six to seven years the biggest cause of death will be stress, according to one Australian expert. On a happier note, there are many things you can do to reduce stress and make changes to lead the life you deserve, which ties in nicely with a story on leading a positive life and practicing gratitude. You’ll see the correlation between the two, but in essence when we can let go and embrace change in our lives, we will be more equipped to handle stress and anxiety. Doing things that make you happy like hanging out with your friends and family, walking on the beach, being out in the fresh air, shopping, (did I just write that?) and just simply looking after yourself will bring a sense of calm. The upside? Well, when you do you will be more joyful and healthier, and life will be like one big party … every … single … day! And who wouldn’t want that?

Liz x

PS would you like to escape with even more Get it? Head over to our website and sign up for our new Follo eMag, for regular updates on me onw: events, sales, travel, fashion and Twit get_it_m ter: much more. agaz What gets you going?

P 07 5526 3646 PO Box 2141, Southport BC 4215 Southport Central , 27 Garden Street, Southport

Faceboo ine k:


November 2014


PUBLISHER Leanne Hart Editor Elizabeth Campbell

Racewear now in New and exclusive store!

Art Director Aimi Hart

travel shoes

Publishing + digital assistant Kirstin Cuthbert Fashion + styling Elizabeth McMahon Contributors Sarah Blinco | Aleesha Darke | Justin Leith | Chris Mcleay | Kristal Brown | Stuart Denman | Michael Fall | Janaka Rodrigues Partners Dan Molloy Photography Breeze FM

OPEN 7 DAYS Benowa Gardens Ashmore Road,Benowa Ph 5597 0000

Editorial Enquiries Sales Enquiries 0414 946 361 PRINTING BPA Print Group, Ashmore Get it Magazine PO Box 7602, GCMC QLD 9726 p: 1300 858 932 e: w:

November 2014


m a g a z i N e

The stress epidemic How to lead a more content life

Titanic love story Taneal and David say I do

#selfie-absorbed Are we really that bad?


Life is meant to be fun

Publishers Indemnity: Those who make advertising placements and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to Get it Magazine, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the Trade Practices Act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the above mentioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements. In this magazine we have listed a range of products, prices and stores in across Australia and online. Although prices are correct at the time of printing, they are indicative only as prices and stock may vary from store to store. All prices were provided to Get it Magazine by relevant retailers and suppliers. We advise you to contact the relevant retailers for further information about price and availability. Get it Magazine does not accept any responsibility for price variations, availability or quality of products.

OPEN 7 DAYS • Benowa Gardens Centre, Ashmore Road, Benowa • Phone 5597 0000 November 2014

CARLA ZAMPATTI cream GGT Birth of Venus dress // $869 // PRINCESS YASMIN cuff // $55.60 // earrings // $27.60 // ring // $ 15.50 // all Princess Yasmin 5564 0786 VERALI white heels // $79.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245


Christmas all wrapped up!

Festive season fun with family and friends

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch

Trattoria Amici combines Italian inspired cuisine, great beverages and the Gold Coast’s alfresco lifestyle making this restaurant a modern and relaxing dining experience.

Celebrate the festive spirit of Christmas in the impressive Royal Benowa Ballroom. It is sure to be a day to remember with a welcoming and fun atmosphere.

Sit back and relax in Kalinda Restaurant by the resort’s stunning pool, perfect on a summer day.

Celebrate Christmas Day in style with the best views of the Gold Coast from Level 21 of RACV Royal Pines Resort.

3 course lunch (Inc. 3 hour beverage package)

Seafood & Christmas themed buffet lunch (Inc. 3 hour beverage package)

Seafood & Christmas themed buffet lunch (Inc. 3 hour beverage package)

5 course menu (Inc. matching wines)

Date: Thursday 25 December Price: $129 Adults $69 Teens (13-17 yrs) $34 Children (5-12yrs) Children 4 and under are free Time: From 12 Midday

Date: Thursday 25 December Price: $160 Adults $115 Teens (13-17 yrs) $85 Children (5-12yrs) Children 4 and under are free Time: From 12 Midday

Date: Thursday 25 December Price: $165 Adults $120 Teens (13-17 yrs) $90 Children (5-12yrs) Children 4 and under are free Time: From 12 Midday

Date: Thursday 25 December Price: $259 per person Time: From 12 Midday

Trattoria Amici

Royal Benowa Ballroom

Kalinda Restaurant

Videre Restaurant - Level 21

All Christmas Day events feature live entertainment. Santa will visit with gifts for all children 12 years and under, bon bons and face painting.

For all bookings and enquiries, Phone (07) 5597 8700. 7 RACV Royal Pines Resort | Ross Street, Benowa |

November 2014

WHAT’S ON with Kirstin Cuthbert




Send your event to

November 6,19 Kerr Avenue, Chirn Park Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start On the first Thursday of every month, bean bags fill a gorgeous yoga studio, transforming it into a cinema. All are welcome at each of these Bean Bag film nights where a thought-provoking documentary is played. This month’s movie will be The Human Experience. Vegan treats and chai tea are available to buy with a donation and all funds raised go to the monthly cause to bring the community closer.


NIGHT AT THE LITTLE GC THEATRE > November 9, Gold Coast Little Theatre, Southport 2-5pm Show support and care for your fellow Gold Coasters by buying a seat for $26 at the movie night to watch The Pyjama Game. All money raised by the Gold Coast Friends of MS Society will go towards purchasing aids for multiple sclerosis sufferers. Contact Judith on 0433 916 197 or to book.


November 28 Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino, 6pm-12am The fourth Annual White Orchid Ball for the Cancer Council Queensland is sure to be bigger than ever. Run by a committee of Gold Coast locals who have all been touched by cancer this event is for anyone who wants to contribute and join the fight. They are welcoming back the hilarious Steve Haddan as event MC and house band Trace to kick-off the dance floor. There will be plenty of prizes on offer.


< ZOO RUN November 23 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, 6-8am If you can fly faster than a rainbow lorikeet, run like an emu or out-waddle a wombat, here’s your opportunity.Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is holding its first Zoo Run, a fun run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.With varying lengths and levels of difficulty this run is for everyone. There are even prizes for the best-dressed entrant or team. The run is a fundraiser for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so you will be getting sweaty for a good cause.







November 29 The Animal Welfare League Queensland is encouraging supporters across southeast Queensland to forgo their beds and spend a night in the backyard. All registered “campers” will raise money through their social media contacts, sporting and school groups as well as through friends and family for homeless cats and dogs. There are many great prizes to be won for all participants.

C - 62 Y - 100

K - 85


November 2014


These are 3 of our favourite things! Howards Angels give you a sneak peak at their favourite products

Allure Maxi Organiser $189 5 Drawer Cabinet Trolley White $149


Homeworld Helensvale

Double Sided Pedestal LED Mirror $155

Glass Canisters Set of 3 $29.95

Round Cake Tin Set $39.95



Critters Cookie Jar $39.95 Polka Dot Mason Jars Set of 4 $19.95

Champagne Bucket $69.95

camille Bundall

Kitchen Trolley $235

$10 OFF


any of the products listed above (minimum spend $50) Valid til 30/11/2014 4 Locations open 7 Days Homeworld Helensvale 502 Hope island Rd, cnr siganto Drive, Helensvale (take M1 Exit 57) Ph 5502 6677

Harvey norman centre 29-45 ashmore Road, Bundall Ph 5527 6049

Robina town centre arbour Lane, Robina Ph 5575 7133

the oasis shopping centre Level 1 75 surf Parade Broadbeach QLD 4218 Pop up store from nov 3rd


November 2014

How strong 6 is your relationship? 7 8 1 9 2 3 4 5 GET THINKING

Per month, how many times do you argue? A A big argument? Never more than once B Up to four times C We argue at least once a week

When you argue, it’s usually about: A A new issue, we don’t let old disagreements fester B Big things that impact us both - we can discuss the small stuff easily C Anything, big or small Do you talk and listen to each other? A Yes, regularly B Yes, sometimes avoiding the important issues C Yes, rarely about anything important How often do you feel hurt? A Very rarely and I always say so B Not very often C Often and I usually keep it to myself

Do you feel safe and secure with your partner? A Yes B Usually C Sometimes

s k c a b h The Flas wn C A MoTo

November 2014

How many times a week do you have a good laugh with your lover? A All the time B Often C Occasionally When discussing the future, you: A Agree on where you see yourselves B Have a few differences on what you want, but agree on the big things C We rarely discuss the future If your partner asked you to be partners in a loan, what would you do? A Discuss how you would spend the money, then agree B It depends on what it’s for - you do not always agree on money matters C Wonder if yours would be the only name on the paperwork

Mostly A: COMMANDO Your relationship is tough and could probably withstand a nuclear attack. You have no doubts about your partner and are confident enough in yourself to relax and enjoy being in a relationship. Honesty and trust is what supports your relationship. Mostly B: MIDDLE MAN Generally, you are in a happy and firm place with your partner. You ride through the highs and lows and are comfortable that the good times outweigh the bad. Have a think about your uncertainties and try talking with your partner; increasing your confidence will make you happier and a more relaxed. Mostly C: FEATHER WEIGHT You have enough insecurity with your relationship to question just how strong it really is. There may not be anything actually wrong, but if you are feeling so unsure perhaps you should investigate if it’s your relationship that’s struggling, or your lack of belief in yourself. Talk with your partner and identify your fears.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents



As Ex hrisTM

Seeing your partner in a café with a stranger, how would you react? A Wave and say hello B Leave without being seen and ask them about it later C Call from around the corner and ask what they are doing



Accessorise all areas

This party season fashionistas all over the Gold Coast will be accessorising with bling. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hot list of bling things from Benowa Jewellers for your viewing pleasure

18ct yellow gold ring with diamonds

18ct white gold ring with ruby centre stone and diamonds

18ct yellow/white ring with ruby and diamonds

18ct white gold ring with ruby with diamonds

Personalised pendants in 9ct yellow and white gold 18ct white gold ring with blue Ceylon sapphires

18ct two-tone yellow/white gold ring with green tourmaline

1. 9ct yellow gold classic curve, graduated, handmade necklace (shorter) 2. 9ct yellow/white gold handmade necklace (longer)

18ct white gold ring with ruby with diamonds Handmade 9ct yellow/white gold bracelet

Handmade collection of 9ct yellow/rose/ white gold two-tone and three-tone bangles with black and white diamonds

All items POA P: 5597 6082 or visit Benowa Jewellers, Shop 22, Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, 203 Ashmore Road, Benowa


v Designing

v remodelling

v repairing

Have something completely unique in mind? Come in and share your idea with us. We will sketch your idea and then bring it to reality.

v Manufacturing Specialising in hand-made jewellery. By Master Jeweller Mihran Ordkian with 18 years experience.

Tel: 07 5597 6082 Shop 22, Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, 203 Ashmore Road, Benowa Q 4217 11

November 2014


For your chance to WIN go to

Get.It.Mag and in 20 words tell us why you need a Getaway for Two

The perfect getaway for two

at ed lu 60 Va $16

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Indulge in two luxurious nights in an ocean view room with breakfast included at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Only a few minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, within easy reach of famous beaches, fashionable shopping precincts and picturesque hinterland valleys, this is the perfect getaway that is just around the corner. An $8-million-dollar aquatic playground forms the centrepiece of the resort and spreads across a hectare of beautifully landscaped gardens. This includes a freshwater pool, lava tube waterslide, poolside day beds and a 5m-deep saltwater lagoon, home to more than 400 tropical fish where Marriott guests can swim and snorkel through cascading waterfalls into rock grottos and spas. The resort has been a prominent figure on the local dining scene for almost two decades with its Citrique Restaurant, recently awarded as the

Best Seafood Restaurant in southeast Queensland. At the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse your table becomes a stage as highly trained teppanyaki chefs prepare traditional Japanese meals on a teppan hot plate built into each table. The property also features the Lobby Lounge Bar, Java+, Connect Lounge, a dedicated meetings and events floor, a 24-hour gym and two floodlit tennis courts. QHA Award winners for Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa really is the stylish playground for all generations. Like us on Facebook ( for all of the latest news and promotions. Winners will be notified by email and collection of all major prizes is to be arranged with Get it Magazine.


• Fabulous Fashions • Glamorous Shoes • Designer handbags and Accessories

07 5501 5544

6 Grice Ave, Paradise Point (next to the Post Office) November 2014


Find us at Points Boutique


The flashbacks are

coming to town

ather your friends and work colleagues together as The Arts Centre celebrates the Christmas season with a dinner and show. An eight-piece band, four lead singers and back-up dancers will be showcasing the hits of the Motown era in A Mowtown Christmas Experience. Keeping in the tradition, the greatest classic Motown hits will be performed, such as those by Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Lead singers Peter Murphy (We Will Rock You – West End London and Japan, Thriller Live – West End and UK), Tom Gillinder (Support act to Casey Chambers), Abbe Bradbury (backing vocalist to Kelly Clarkson) and Brandon Dewar (SeaWorld Gold Coast) will bring their amazing vocal talents to the stage. They will also entertain you with their comedic wit and audience interaction that had made this show for 18+ only. A Mowtown Christmas Experience is the perfect event for your Christmas party this season and we assure that you will be up and dancing all night long. It plays Saturday, December 13, Paradise Showroom, 6pm. Adults $95, table of 10 $950 per table. All tickets include threecourse meal. Cash bar available. This event is for ages 18+ only. P 5588 4000 or visit

Beautiful women’s fashion, from Australian and New Zealand designers.

• fashion • accessories •

Labels carefully selected for quality, fit and design. Complimented with fabulous costume jewellery and accessories. Providing a premium shopping experience!

v v v v v v v v v

Adrift Banana Blue Chocolat David Pond Indigo + Co Meredith Obi Olsen Ruby Ya ya

Phone 5564 2676 13 Grice Avenue, Paradise Point • 13

November 2014


Free every corner of clutter

e’re all guilty of neglecting our homes when our lives get busy and before we know it, all sense of organisation can easily be lost. Thankfully, no matter how disorganised a home may be, Howard’s Storage World has the solution for each and every corner. One area we all tend to overcrowd and neglect is our pantry. With a variety of shelving, drawers and containers, you will soon see the full potential of your pantry. Cooking not only becomes easier, but you’ll be saving money by reducing food wastage too. We all love clothes, shoes, accessories and handbags, but we still try to pack more purchases into crowed cupboards. Howard’s Storage world has the resolution that will leave you with space you never knew existed, and the flexible designs change as your storage needs change (for example, when you go on a shopping spree!). If you bring your measurements into a local store, they will give you a free design consultation, or better yet, they can come to your home for a free design, measure and quote.

If you dream of a clutter-free house visit Howard’s StorageWorld today.There are stores at Robina, Bundall and Helensvale or visit

STYLE that makes your house a home NoW opeN IN SaNCtuary Cove

5 Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove P 5514 8591 kgm home sanctuary cove

If you’re looking for something unique, come and visit our showroom n Fine furniture n Home Decor n Interior Design November 2014



November 2014

LOCAL PROFILE with Sarah Blinco

David + Taneal’s

Celebration of love

Gold Coast Titans star David Mead and Taneal Stewart invited Get it along to their glamorous wedding affair for an exclusive peek into their special day

Boy meets girl, boy says “I’m going to marry that girl” one day, they become friends and the rest is history. Such was the case for self-employed Taneal Stewart and her professional rugby league player husband David Mead. The couple say while it was love at first sight, they were

November 2014

friends for 12 months before they went on their first date. They were married at RACV Royal Pines Resort on October 11 in front of 136 friends and family from Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia - and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The couple are honeymooning in the Maldives and Dubai.


The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding suppliers: Atomicbutterfly Photography 0431 576 830

LeGassick 5580 9802

Save the Date Wedding Cinematography 0431 803 462

Pennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nail Bar Pennys-Nail-Bar/362929153828953 0415 777 545

Cakey Creations 0413 149 494 Bridal Wedding Flowers 5545 4841 17

Honey Mead Designs 0422 008 330 RACV Royal Pines 5597 8700 November 2014


with Elizabeth Campbell

Don’t let stress We are living in an epidemic of stress, but one woman is on a crusade to stamp it out of our lives so we can be happier and healthier

n the next six to seven years the biggest cause of death will be stress. As scary as it sounds we are already living in the midst of a stress epidemic and clinicians and psychotherapists all over Australia are seeing the devastating effects. Failed relationships, loss of income, family breakups, chronic illness and disease, death. Roxanie Lebsanft says she has seen it escalate in her clinical practice for more than 10 years. “The stress epidemic is already here. I’ve been seeing it escalate in my clinical practice for over a decade and in discussion with professional colleagues, they’re seeing the same. The media is full of it; our entertainment depicts it often. It’s already viral,” says the psychotherapist, who is also a homoeopath and Bowen therapist. Stress and Wellbeing Survey of Australians conducted by the Australian Psychology Society indicates an ongoing trend of significantly lower levels of wellbeing and significantly higher levels of stress and distress, and depressive and anxiety symptoms than in previous years. While the World Health Organisation claims that globally more than 350 million people are affected by depression. “We’re seeing this every day with 50 per cent of chronic sick leave due to depression and anxiety. It’s more common in women than men,” says Roxanie. Roxanie’s interest in the stress epidemic and fight for change began with her own story. Like many women in this day and age, was a ‘stressed’, high-functioning mum who searched high and low, spent bucket loads of money on education to find strategies and solutions that would help her to cope better. That was 20 years ago. November 2014

hijack your life

“It took many courses, two failed relationships, single parenthood, three degrees and decades of life experience and clinical practice to put together a range of strategies that I know make fast, effective and fundamental differences for living contentedly,” she says. “Stress, or as it is otherwise known, anxiety, is the precursor to depression. These two moods are linked and often vacillate. The higher the level of anxiety, the higher likelihood there will be of developing equal bouts of depression in both intensity and duration, as I have observed in clinical practice. “Anxiety; feeling overwhelmed, helpless, overly responsible and afraid, can lead to exhaustion, relationship breakdowns and collapse, which then leads into depression. “Depression; the loss of hope, feeling helpless and disconnected can lead to total despair and chronic illness. “Neither of these states, if they progress 18

and intensify, are sustainable. Something gives eventually. Either people look for solutions and different strategies of coping or they lose hope. “I don’t want other women to have to struggle as much as I did for the answers and then miss out on the potential of the connections they have around them. What a waste of time and quality that would be for everyone.” Not only does the epidemic of stress affect us, our families and lives, but it also effects the community. Roxanie says moods are infectious, highly viral and deeply impact the people with whom we communicate. You only have to be around someone who is grumpy or angry to see how quickly that mood infects everyone else around them. “Amplify this affect over time, in relationships; at home, at work, in social settings and we start a contagion of ‘stress’. The subtle ways in which we see this now, are

“I believe women are the key person of influence in their home, family and in their social circle. Traditionally, women nurture, teach, network and nourish relationships. If women feel overwhelmed and exhausted they start to isolate themselves, feel less than and that vital link of connection deteriorates.” feelings of competing, comparing, having to do more to achieve a sense of security or recognition. These are all early signs of the stress epidemic. When life balance is out of kilter to try and ‘cope’, what we’re actually saying is that we are now suffering from the ‘stress epidemic’.” Many women will be able to relate to this. “I believe women are the key person of influence in their home, family and in their social circle. Traditionally, women nurture, teach, network and nourish relationships. If women feel overwhelmed and exhausted they start to isolate themselves, feel less than and that vital link of connection deteriorates,” she says. “They are also the role models that teach our children how to be in the world. If children learn that to be an adult means being ‘stressed’, we then raise anxious kids who as adults are six times more likely to suffer depression.” This the reason why Roxanie is so concerned. It’s one of the reasons why she co-founded Bare Hands with business partner Laurie Morrison which aims to help women cope with stress. Bare Hands provides a range of educational products that teach practical life strategies, effective communication skills and self-awareness tools. These are the coping mechanisms that help women realign themselves into greater balance and more sustainable and value-based relationships. “Our primary focus is on catching it early, maximising the potential for a meaningful and joyful life. Minimising the anxiety, overwhelm and exhaustion so that they can then be inspiring role models in their family and community,” says Roxanie. “We specialise in supporting women. We have excellent solutions that really work and as professionals, I feel it’s our responsibility to share that education as much as we can, to help and support a shift in this trend of ‘stressful living’. There are currently not enough easy to access, quality resources available.” If you would like to know more about Bare Hands and the tools on offer visit or get in touch with Roxanie and Laurie on 1300 134 799.

About Roxanie Lebsanft Roxanie is a mother, partner, daughter, clinician (over 10 years), classical musician (piano, guitar, french horn), psychotherapist, homoeopath, Bowen therapist, lecturer, facilitator, co-founder of Bare Hands and a revolutionary. • Roxanie Lebsanft (G Dip Couns , B HSc, Adv Dip Hom ,Dip Bowen ,A Mus A ,Cert IV TAE)

13 stress busters:

Need a hand to de-stress? Self-care first: When you are content and energised, everyone wins. Block out time in your diary for some “you time” to de-stress every week. Do something you know will help. Time management: Do things that will matter in five, 10 and 20 years, and let the rest go. If your time was money where would you spend it? Do things of value. Realistic: Be realistic in what you expect of yourself and others. If you are 100 per cent stressed all the time, aim for 85 per cent. Life is about connection and deep contentment. Educate: Delegate tasks to others by asking what you want clearly and specifically. Help others share the responsibility. Be sure to say thank you. Say ‘no’: Without justification when you really want to say ‘no’ to obligation. Do it guilt free. You may need to practice this, so start with saying “let me get back to you”. Say ‘yes’: To more play time and regular down time from technology so you can hang out friends and family. Get in touch with your inner child. Say ‘yes’ to all the things you want to in your life. Be you: You are enough exactly as you are. Be authentic. The more authentic you can be with others, the more connection and contentment you will have in your life. Uphold a code of conduct: At home, work and for yourself. What counts to you? Have respect for yourself and your surroundings, and others will too. Simple pleasures: Grab them when you can and spread them like wild fire. Small random acts of kindness - like compliments, a smile or a hug - are the little things that make a big difference. Tame guilt and fear: Get really curious about why you feel the way you do. If you feel guilty or fearful ask yourself why and start to break those feelings down. Initiate positive change: Start the ripple effect. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. Your willingness to do things in a more effective and satisfying way will be inspiring to others. Make change. Nurture yourself: As you would a child. If your self-talk is harsh, ask yourself whether you would say those things to a child. If it’s not OK to say to someone else, it’s not OK for you to say them to yourself. Gratitude: What are five things you are grateful for right now? Count them on your hand. Think about them every night before you close your eyes to go to sleep. Teach this to others and experience the difference in your life.


November 2014


We l ve <

It’s party time whether you are at home, abroad or heading out

Mix it up Mixology martini glass (set of four), $329, Zanui,


Stylish travel Airport trolley set, $420, Catherine Manuell Design,

Chandelier Room


Pick it up Pic Up cocktail skewer pick-ups, $33, Optoco,

Devine wine WineArt, $595, EuroCave,

New to FreNch LaNterN caFe

• Unlimited tea & Merlo coffee • Home-made high teas • Made fresh daily • 2 Sittings 11am & 1pm • Bookings essential – 24hrs in advance • Open til 3.30 daily • Great for bridal & baby showers, Christmas parties etc

~High Tea~

7 days a week

Phone 5530 1328

Just $49

Hope Island Central S/C Cnr Hope Island Road and Monterey Keys Dve Hope ISlanD

per person November 2014


Colour your life Akha clutch, $40, Two Girls And A Container, or 0410 112 048


Lighten up East soy candle, $49, Coco Daydream,

Your serve Blue paddle board, $49.95, MINT Interior Design,

Turn it up Pure Evoke D4 radio, $249, (with bluetooth, $299),





Cold front Below 12 stainless steel ice cubes (set of four), $24.95, Yellow Octopus,

Soft glow Amalfi Richmond candleholder, $18.95, Loot Homewares Robina, or for more stockists go to or call 03 9474 1300

Bucket list < Pulltex acrylic ice bucket (apple), $39.95, Villa Mondo,

Breaking the mould Party pooch giant jelly mould, $12.95, Yellow Octopus,

Because... theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re exciting and exclusive!

Phone 5561 1038 Cnr Young & Scarborough Streets, Southport

We are open for business Monday to Saturday Easy parking in Australia Fair â&#x20AC;˘ 21

November 2014

REAL LIFE with Kristal Brown

Change doesn’t have to be scary

Positivity aficionado and entrepreneurial mum Gold Coaster Kristal Brown is the founder of Here she shares her hot tips on how she deals with change and how you can too

Why are people scared of change? One of my favourite authors Anne Wilson Schaef talks about change as being “the manifestation of our ability to grow and become.” The more we accept change, the greater the opportunity to evolve, the more resilience we gain, the greater our awareness becomes. It’s like anything in life, the more we practice it, the easier it gets. I love how spiritual teacher Pema Chodron refers to the feeling of fear as a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. If we look at life this way, we can start to view change as an exciting opportunity to move closer towards being the best versions of ourselves. Where does being positive fit into this? Each of us has the ability in this moment to improve a situation by rethinking it. We can consciously change the outcome by adjusting our response to it. While the changes and choices we make will be different, our capacity to choose is universal. Positive affirmations are one powerful tool that can be used to change negative thought patterns around change and create positive outcomes in our lives. My absolute favourite affirmations to practice are from self-help expert Louise Hay. Her philosophy is based around the premise that the more we believe something to be true, the more it becomes true for us. The more we recite and emit positive thoughts, the more the Universe will feed us magic. Why does it matter? It’s really an individual, attitudinal thing. But if you want to live a full, happy and abundant life, being positive matters. Imagine moving through life without ever allowing yourself the actual joy of living, growing, of giving, of receiving? What areas of life are people changing? From our literature sales, wellbeing industry trends and feedback from attendees November 2014

at the launch of our new collaborative business, The Holistic Project, I would say that people are showing a greater interest in the move to a “wholistic” approach to health and wellbeing. That is, looking at the whole picture and all of the elements that make up wanting to live your best life (including ways to improve relationships, careers and health). This includes whole, organic food choices; alternative healing modalities, yoga and meditation. Some of themes people are wanting more guidance on include finding balance, exploring a greater sense of purpose, increasing energy, and breaking through blockages or past conditioning. What are the highs and lows of changing your life? How do you get through them? Of course, it depends on what in life is changing, but I would say the highs could include: l Finding more clarity about what you want in life. l Greater and new opportunities coming your way. l Meeting new people and exploring new places. l The potential for learning, including selfdiscovery. l Becoming more flexible and resilient. The lows could include: l It takes time to readjust. l It takes time to see movement or results. l It can be lonely, isolating and distressing. Maintaining balance through change is really important. Embrace change. Be open and flexible, but be sure to keep doing the things you have always loved and enjoyed doing. Many say change is the only constant in life, but we never really are too far from the comfort and security of ourselves. 22

What are some ways people can change their life? Learn something new: If you are not being forced into change, such as from a move or relationship break up, why not push yourself out of your comfort zone? Growth occurs when we expand our thinking. Make time for you: Just as you would incentivise staff at work or children at home, allow yourself some nurture time daily. Some alone time, a walk on the beach, painting your nails, reading a good book, making yourself a nutrient-dense smoothie or planning your next holiday, are all largely free and easy activities that can help you move forward. Meditation: Silence speaks volumes. Quiet space to meditate is the key to mind and body rejuvenation. If we can make time to check our emails twice a day, we can make time to sit in silence at least once! My fave meditation for beginners’ book is Hurry up and Meditate, by David Michie, is available at Pen your intentions: What is it that you want to achieve, either today, this week, this year or in the next five years? Intention, goal setting and list creating are powerful manifestation tools that can help you to identify, visualise and actualise what changes you wish to occur in your life. Practice gratitude: Sure, the path to positive change in all aspects of our lives is ongoing. But what about all of the changes you have already endured and implemented in your life to date? Take some time to reflect and be grateful for all you have achieved and overcome. You are an amazing being with unlimited potential! When we give gratitude, life will continue to deliver goodness in return.

1 2 3

4 5

Get the ‘Village Style’ in your own home... a Dining Makeover to the value of $10,000!

! N I W

o WIN a complete Dining Styling Package including furniture, lighting and accessories from Village simply spend $50 or more in either of our Village stores and go in the draw to WIN!! For further details and to validate your entry please visit in store.

Image for illustration purposes only

Entries close 30th November 2014. Go and Get it! Enter now!

Brenden Huntly

T&C’s: • Entries are limited to qualified Gold Coast residents only. • Value does not include any structural changes, electrical or labour works carried out at the property. • Prize is valued up to $10,000 and any residual credit cannot be transferred or used for other products or services available at Village Stores, nor other areas of the winner’s property. • Village will solely select the products for the package at their discretion. • Village will contact entries and they will be requested to send in a photo of their current dining area for evaluation. • Returns, exchanges and in store credits will not be applicable to this transaction.


November 2014



with Elizabeth Campbell

Prep for summer with these handy products

Seven Wonders Argan Oil Dry Shampoo, (available in November), $12.95, Terry White, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, Discount Drug Stores and online at

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons, $18.95, selected Myer stores or

Grown Alchemist hand cream, $25.95, David Jones and Myer

Pigmented lip butter, $16.95,

R DoCto E to tH ! s stAR

GEt tHE LooK!

BooK toDAy FoR youR FREE CoNsuLt V Skin Cancer checks V General Health V Face, neck and brow lifts V Lip filler & enhancement V Laser lipo & liposuction V Wrinkle injectables V Permanent eyelash extensions V IPL, Laser & Leg Veins

V FREE LED FACIAL V worth $200* with all cosmetic Dr Treatments this month* V ACNE PACKAGE V Micro, Peel & LED Light Therapy only $100 (normally $285)

La Mav Coffee Bean Body Scrub, $29.95,

Essenzza Mini Facial Cleansing Wipes, $2.50 (pack of eight), Priceline, Terry White, Chemist Warehouse and

Dermologica C-12 Pure Bright Serum, $133,

Scout Cosmetics mineral eye shadow, $29.95,


EYELID SURGERY Do your eyes make you look older than you are? Book a free consultation to find out about this easy walk in, walk out treatment today

At last, one natural treatment that does it all 3 Restore radiance 3 Reduce lines


3 Reduce pigmentation 3 Firmer skin

from $11 per unit by exp Dr

$50 Off 1st Treatment

Look naturally younger

*SUBSTANTIAL MEDICARE REBATES MAY APPLY Present this ad for a FREE facial make-over worth over $100* only $100 (normally $285)

Offer for new clients only.* Bookings essential

Have you had your skin cancer check up? only $155 (normally $610)

Cosmetic Surgery, Beauty & General Health

Burleigh Heads Stockland Ph: 5535 5170

*Offer valid this month only. Must present advert.

November 2014





with Elizabeth McMahon


The Gold Coast has always been known for its iconic lifestyle and magnificent climate, and Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival celebrates this unique beach location and summer-inspired fashion. Watch out for these Australian brands on November 9-10 at the fashion event EDEN VOSS Lauren bikini // $88 //

ANNAKE SWIMWEAR Brazilian G surf bikini // $65 //

ANNAKE SWIMWEAR pink floral // $65 //

ZINGIBER Hazey freesia plunge one piece // $240 //

TAYLA LU girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matilda one piece in Red Cherry // $35 // TOGS Zip Zap ombre bandeau one-piece // $110 //

TAYLA LU various swimsuits in pink hibiscus // $35-$40 //

Party Stoppers!!!

~ The best little shoe boutique in town! ~ 25

- November 2014


with Elizabeth McMahon

ROYAL ORCHID CARLA ZAMPATTI royal orchid lace octavia // $1399 // RMK black heels // $149.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245 PRINCESS YASMIN blue drop earrings// $79 // Princess Yasmin 5564 0786


Photographer: Janaka Rodrigues Stylist and Creative Director: Elizabeth McMahon Location: RACV Royal Pines Resort

November 2014


BLACK ORCHID CARLA ZAMPATTI black orchid dress // $1399 // VERALI shoes // $79.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245


November 2014

BROCADE CARLA ZAMPATTI brocade Bardot dress // $799// PRINCESS YASMIN ring // $51.60 // earrings // $59.60 // bracelet // $79 // necklace won as bracelet // $96 // all VERALI heels // $79.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245

November 2014


STUDIO JUMPSUIT CARLA ZAMPATTI cream crepe jumpsuit // $949 // PRINCESS YASMIN pearl drop earrings // $15.50 // and bracelet // $59.60 // Princess Yasmin 5564 0786 RMK white heels// $169.95 // Shoe Envy 5531 5245

Make up and hair: Nikki Mitchell Stylist Assistant: Model: 29

November 2014


Heal your body while you sleep This non-invasive and soothing experience addresses the root causes of many common ailments, as well as providing immediate relief from some types of pain and discomfort. The therapy builds long-term resistance to disease and deterioration too. Many doctors have begun recommending the Bio-Mat to patients as it has undergone rigorous testing to be ISO certified for quality and is a FDA Registered Class II Medical Device. If your body could do with some restored vitality, increased circulation, improved cardiovascular health, alleviated migraines and reduced allergy symptoms, the Bio-Mat is your answer. You can come and try out this magical mat at the Hope Island Medispa or even buy one for yourself so you can spend your nights sleeping away pain, fatigue and stress. P 5510 8999 or visit Shop 2a/331 Hope Island Road, Hope Island.

ost of us wish our bodies could get better easily and quickly as issues such as stress, fatigue and pain often control our lives. We also tend to think we have to live with these conditions because solutions are too time consuming or complicated. But if you have 15 minutes spare to lay on a mat, then you are on your way to improving your health as easily and as quickly as you had wished for. The original Bio-Mat reduces stress and fatigue, improves sleep patterns, eases joint pain, reduces inflammation, eliminates toxins in the body and increases blood circulation. It’s even being used as an alternative cancer treatment. While this mat may sound as unbelievable as Aladdin’s magic carpet, read the facts for yourself. The BioMat uses quantum energy technology combining infrared rays, negative ion therapy and the superconducting properties of pure amethyst. Basically, verified scientific principles are combined with a holistic treatment to bring you a solution like no other.

Are you sick of looking older than you are?

real photos of our real clients

do you look tired all the time? We have the world’s #1 skin tightening device to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Treatments are painless, non-surgical, needle free, safe and give you real results in just a few sessions.

Call our experienced therapists to find out how to change the way you look and feel.

Hope Island Medispa

Anti Ageing Body Sculpting - Day Spa November 2014

Men and WoMen WelcoMe

Phone 5510 8999

331 Hope Island Road, Hope Island (next to Hope Island Realty)



Start living your best healthy life Dr Cris Beer, from The Medical Sanctuary, shares her top tips to leading a healthy life Where should people start when trying to improve their health? Start with focusing on the three Ss - sleep, stress and simplify. A lot of the time if you can improve your sleep habits you will improve so many other areas of your health. Stress is also a big reason for poor health. With destressing, one strategy includes practicing regular “escapism” - either real or perceived. Real escapism involves removing ourselves from the stressful situation by exercising, doing some yoga, calling a friend or seeing a counsellor. Perceived escapism includes meditation, practicing mindfulness, deep breathing or listening to music. Often our schedules are so full that we don’t have the time to exercise, plan and shop for healthy meals, or unwind and relax. Evaluating our schedules and cutting out three non-essential activities each week allows time to be healthy and ultimately happier. What’s the most important thing we must consider before going on a health plan? Before embarking on a health plan consider having a medical check-up first to ensure your health plan is the best one for you

and your body. How can we improve our health effortlessly? Can you give us your top three tips? 1 Hydrate well: Drinking enough water is paramount for feeling and looking well. Avoid excessive “liquid brain shrinkers” which include caffeinated drinks and alcohol.


2 Move more: Seeing exercise as an opportunity rather than an inconvenience helps remove the mental barrier surrounding getting more exercise. 3 Eat mostly fresh: Aim for at least 80 per cent of your diet to be unprocessed, fresh foods rather than packet, processed foods. If you could suggest one simple change, what would it be? The most important change when wanting to be healthier is for us to change our attitude towards our health. Seeing maintaining our health as a priority rather than a burden will help to find masking positive changes purposeful and rewarding. Why is good mental health important to living a healthy life? Good mental health is imperative for good physical health and vice versa. Luckily many of the steps we take to improve either will benefit both, for example, exercise is great for boosting both our physical and mental health. If we are struggling in areas of our mental health sometimes we need extra professional assistance by way of counselling or medical support. P: 5564 5013 or visit

November 2014


Skinspiration: Spring is the time for treatments

et it Magazine talks to Skino2 and Alive Clinics managing director Alison Atia about how looking after your skin doesn’t have to be hard. She takes a few minutes to share her secrets and some of the award-winning Skino2 products with you. Skino2 recently won the Gold Coast Business Excellence Award for the health and wellbeing section. Why is it important to look after your skin with regular treatments? Each season the change in weather can really effect the condition of your skin. So getting in to see your qualified skin therapist is really important so they can check your skin and help work out a new skincare program. What should we doing in spring for our skin? With spring comes sunshine, humidity and time spent outdoors, so now is the time adapt your skincare and makeup. Here is a lovely fresh and easy look I recommend for spring. Get the look To get the look it all starts with a good daily skincare regime, followed by a great base. Start with Skino2 Facial Tint 75g ($29.95) mixed with Radiance Primer 50g ($69).Then lightly brush on the Mineral Makeup Compact ($62) and apply Blossom, Plum or Peach blush to the apple of the cheeks, lips and eyes ($32) (pictured). To make it stay put set your makeup with the Hydrating Spritz 50g. Complete the quick and natural look

with Lash Enhancing Water Proof Mascara ($38) and Plumping Lip Gloss ($38). All of the Skino2 products are available on the website. Always ensure in the humid climate you use a more natural-looking, non-pore-clogging makeup and to stay fresh and beautiful always have a dewy hydrating spritz on hand. What are your top tips for looking after your skin in spring? Spring is the time for rejuvenation and growth so it’s also the best time to book for a professional skin renewal facial.

With the “no makeup natural look” in style this season, it is all about having great skin. Try the Skino2 Anti-ageing Peel or Oxygen ACE Infusion Facial from $99 to help instantly restore a natural and healthy glow. What products should we have in our bathroom cupboard and be using at this time of year? For fresh, clean and glowing skin this season make sure you have a good quality cleanser and facial wipes, and ensure to include a gentle micro-exfoliation every second day or at least once a week. Using regular skin exfoliation helps to give your skin a healthy glow by removing dead skin cells. Using an exfoliator also helps ensure you get the best benefits from your daily essential multivitamin skin booster. Never leave home without applying a nongreasy 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen for sun protection and to keep you looking youthful. It is much better and less expensive to help prevent the harsh skin ageing effect of the sun than to pay for costly cosmetic surgery or laser fix-ups later. Try Skino2 Micro Creams 50g ($44), Skino2 Facial Tint Sunscreen 30+ 75g ($29.95) and Multi Vit BACE Serum 30ml ($59) to give your skin some extra spring radiance. Shop online or in-store to receive 20 per cent off Skino2 products this month. P 5593 4488 or visit the website

stay splash save


From only




per person, per night, twin share*

Bring the kids for only



per child, per night

Spend your next holiday close to home at the award-winning Sea World Resort. With unlimited entry to Sea World during your stay, a free entry to Paradise Country’s Aussie Farm Experience and free Wifi, there’s never been a better time for a family staycation.


1300 139 677

Terms and Conditions apply.


1410715 SEA WORLD © 2014 & TM Sea World Property Trust. © 2014 Viacom International Inc.

November 2014


The heart of fun and adventure


with Aleesha Darke

How to:

messy knot braid up-do STEPS:

1 Take two small sections of hair at the front hairline. 2 Cross over a under each other, like a half knot. 3 Add hair into each remaining section (like you would a braid and repeat this step like the picture shown). Secure with a hair tie. 4 Pin away the crown section for later. 5 Section the remaining hair at the back into three parts. 6 Twist the middle section like the picture and secure it with a pin. 7 Repeat this step to the other two sections. 8 Then repeat this step to both the sides and secure with a pin. 9 Tease the crown section that you pinned away earlier for a bit of height and pin it. 10 Now you have Juliana Hough’s red-carpet look.










Aleesha ( is an experienced hairdresser based on the Gold Coast. A specialist in Session Styling, weddings and the art of colouring hair. Follow on Instagram @afashionablehairlife and for more hair tutorials visit


Photographer: Katriena Emmanuel Model: Lisa

Connect with

Something for everyone!

No need to wait for your new copy of Get it each month – you can interact with us every day if you wish... Fashion, beauty, travel, giveaways and links to the best sales and local businesses in town. Find this and more at our cool new website.

“” We are online daily with one aim – to update you with all the very best news and lifestyle features.

Lisa Brown Noa Noa En Shalla Ja min Puech Axel Mano Fabienne Franck Herval Christine Le Bas

@Get_it_mag Sneak-peeks behind our fab monthly photo-shoots and all that we think is snap-worthy around town.

@get_it_magazine Stay up-to-date with who we’re loving, talking to, following and discussing. Follow our Tweets and never be short of something to chat about again.

Phone 5538 3330 Est 1988


49 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island Like us on Facebook Toscana online November 2014


Outliving the odds or a long time, Judy had been on a quest to find a healthy lifestyle balance. She knew if she kept on the path she’d followed all her life, her future wouldn’t look promising. She thought she was eating OK but never found herself getting any healthier. With a bad family health history of her mother, father, brother and sister all passing away before the age of 53, she did not want to follow in their steps. Having always given up on exercise when she became injured or stressed, Judy needed a change and Vision Personal Training was the answer. Since working with the team, she has now learnt about food and exercise, and the importance of finding alternative exercises to do if you have injuries. She also now follows a paleo diet. “I feel great and am a lot stronger in my mind and body,” she says. “My weight loss has been a real bonus and I keep setting and reaching all of my goals.”

Judy says she doubts she could have achieved all of this without the help of Vision Personal Training who always provided a pep talk when needed. At the age of 58 she had already lived longer than most of her family members and now talks openly about her journey. “We all need help as most people are a jack of all trades and master at none, but to be successful you need the masters help and Vision Personal Training was the master I needed to ensure I live a long, healthy and happy life,” she says. P 1300 181 786 or visit for more information.

Results Guaranteed... or YOUR MONEY BACK!

Your first

5 sessions FREE and go into nthae draw to wi house clean!er for 1 Year

We guara ntee your investment with this simple promise. Your Results or YOUR MONEY BACK.... Follow your program 100% for your first 9 weeks and in the unlikely event you do not achieve the agreed results, we will not only give you your money back, we will train you for FREE until you do. Vision Personal Training Bundall is the perfect place to help you focus on your success. *One extra session for the first 4 weeks. Other conditions may apply

Your next step is to simply... Call 5538 4788 3/93 Ashmore Road Bundall VisionBundall *Conditions may apply

November 2014

Join before r be 30th Novem a e iv e c to re m ra g ro p k e 4 we * E D UPGRA 34

tropical paradise awaits Your From the reef to the outback to the rainforest, holidaying in Far North Queensland is an unforgettable travel experience whichever direction you go: North, south, east or west

t is one of the most beautiful places in the world where locals walk among celebs, life steps back a gear and holiday charm is amplified. Not only is Far North Queensland home to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park, it also offers a wide variety of things to do outside the Cairns hub. There are plenty of activities and places to visit, so if you’re keen to shed your city skin, book a flight Cairns and set off into the tropical paradise. Wherever you go - north, south, east or west – the place won’t disappoint, says Brenda Campbell from FNQ Apartments. Here are her top places to visit outside of Cairns if you’re planning a holiday to the far north.

NORTH A popular jaunt for visitors is to head to one of the northern beaches. There are several, but you can’t miss Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach and Palm Cove. Northern Beaches: Yorkeys Knob – A pretty little suburb with a safe swimming beach and stinger net, plus a handful of shops and restaurants. There is a marina and golf course and it is 15 minutes from Cairns. Trinity Beach – This is what postcards are made of, so think palm trees on the beach…a popular spot with locals and tourists for day trips, there are good restaurants and bars

and, bike hire. It’s 20 minutes from Cairns. Palm Cove – Plenty of luxury places to stay, plus many fine restaurants, a selection of boutiques and swimming enclosure. It will take about 25 minutes from Cairns. Hartleys Creek – Check out Hartleys Crocodile Adventure Park, with croc shows, boat cruise on the lagoon and feeding displays. It’s 15 minutes from Palm Cove. Port Douglas: Among the main tourist hot spots in Far North Queensland, Port Doug has the famous Four Mile Beach as its tropical setting. To do: Reef and fishing tours are on offer, but for a free sailing tour be at the yacht club at 4pm on Wednesdays where members take visitors sailing on the inlet. There are also golf and country club options, plus parasailing and mountain-biking adventures. Checkout the Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, or take a ride in an off-road vehicle. The Sunday markets are popular and also check out the Bally Hooley Steam Train or browse the Australian and Oceanic Art Gallery. Getting there: A 68km drive from Cairns Mossman: A small north Queensland town, Mossman was built around the sugar mill. To do: Mossman Gorge, in the Daintree National Park, is one of the most popular places and brings a host of tourists to the area on their way to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. The gorge has walking tracks and swimming 35

holes, and is only minutes from Mossman. Getting there: About 90km north of Cairns Daintree region: The Daintree Village sits on the banks of the Daintree River that many crocs call home. There are a number of restaurants, galleries and an endless list of things to do. To do: The Australian Muster Experience is on the way to the village and has weekly shows depicting life on a cattle station. But one of the true sensations is Cape Tribulation in Daintree National Park. There’s everything from exotic fruit tasting, jungle surfing and guided walks to horse riding, four-wheel driving and kayaking along the shoreline. Getting there: Daintree Village is an hour and a half from Cairns and Cape Trib is a short drive from there

SOUTH The south of Cairns is as pretty as the north, with just as much to take in. Babinda: A small tropical town, Babinda is known for being close to Mount Bartle Frere and Mount Bellenden Ker. To do: Boulders line the creek as pristine cool water meanders down into swimming holes at Babinda Boulders. Be sure to check out Josephine Falls and Eubenangee Swamp National Park too. Getting there: 60km south of Cairns November 2014

There’s myriad locations to dive on the Great Barrier Reef

TRAVEL with Elizabeth Campbell

The stunning backdrop of

Cape Tribulation

Croc feeding at Hartley’s

Innisfail: Banana country and the main town along the Cassowary Coast. To do: You can’t go past a spot of fishing and the many national parks in the area. Murdering Point Winery is down Canecutter Way. You also want to take a drive out to Flying Fish Point and have fish and chips at the quaint little café there. Also check out Paronella Park. Getting there: 100km from Cairns

EAST Take a trip out on the water to one of these island hot spots. Green Island: A small coral cay off Cairns, it is right on the reef’s doorstep making it ideal for divers. To do: There is also a 2km walk that takes about 50 minutes or take a guided tour around the island. Day trippers can take in reef snorkelling and a trip on the glass-bottom boat. Getting there: 45 minutes by ferry Fitzroy Island: Popular with day trippers for an off-shore experience. To do: There is paddle boat hire, kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours and a water trampoline, snorkelling and swimming. There are plenty of walking tracks or just head down to the beach. The award-winning turtle hospital is popular too. Getting there: 45 minutes by ferry November 2014

The raging Barron Falls

Crocodile Adventures

The reefs: Arlington Reef, Michaelmas Reef, Hastings Reef, Batt Reef, Norman Reef, Lowe Isle and Agincourt Reef are all good diving hot spots. Hastings is a shallow reef and good for trainees, while there are caves to swim through at Norman Reef. The list of tours to get you to these reefs is endless. Low Isles is a marine park close to Port Douglas and it is easily accessed by boat for a day trip and worth a visit if you like snorkelling. Check out Reef Encounter and stay overnight or Reef Magic for a day trip.

WEST Go west! You won’t be disappointed with this day trip that takes in Kuranda and Mareeba. Kuranda: Once you’ve settled into the laid-back lifestyle and take a deep breath of fresh air, you’ll come under Kuranda’s spell. To do: Barron Falls are a sight to see so wear reasonable walking shoes. There are easier tracks too around the village and at Davies Creek and the famous markets have it all and you’re bound to find a souvenir to take home. Getting there: Skyrail: It will take about 90 minutes one way and seats six to a cabin, so enjoy the scenery and serenity. Train: If you opt for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, you’ll need to set aside an hour and 45 minutes each way. 36

Buses, tours and shuttle buses: There are plenty of options to suit your needs. Atherton and the Tablelands: So much to do it’s not funny! To do: Crystal Caves & Fascinating Facets in Atherton has a collection of natural crystals, fossils and a 3m amethyst, or have a cuppa at the Nerada Tea Estates at Malanda and see the tea plantations. Check out Millaa Millaa Falls and Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, a must stop on your journey. Yungaburra is about an hour from Cairns and is full of country charm, and don’t forget to stop by the three crater lakes that were once eruptive volcanos: Lake Tinaroo, Lake Barrine (you must have a famous Devonshire tea while here) and Lake Eacham. Getting there: An hour to 1.5 hours from Cairns Mareeba: This may be a country town, known as the ‘Gateway to the Savannah’, but it’s not sleepy. To do: A trip to the Skybury Australian Coffee Centre, just outside of the town, should be on your to-do list if you’re a keen coffee fan. The Golden Pride Winery, home of the Golden Drop Mango Wines, is also not far from Mareeba and has a range of still and sparkling varieties. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Mareeba Wetlands. Getting there: An hour’s drive from Cairns or half an hour from Kuranda • FNQ Apartments can help get you to these spectacular parts of our world, along with accommodation options, so check out

Where to stay Far North Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accommodation options are just as stunning as its backdrops and vistas. Here are three you may like to try: > QT Port Douglas Space and style awaits at QT Port Douglas. Complete with bars and restaurants, moonlight outdoor cinema, day spa and lagoon pool youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel right at home. > Island Views, Palm Cove One of the favourites, Island Views overlooks the ocean and is a hop, skip and a jump to the beach. The selfcontained units are within close proximity to everything in Palm Cove. > Harbour Lights, Cairns This Cairns hot spot is right on Cairns waterfront and close to everything this beautiful city has to offer. Next door to restaurants, bars, shops and the marina, the hotelstyle and self-contained rooms pose comfort and style.

WHISK YOURSELF AWAY TO QT PORT DOUGLAS DESIGNER RESORT FOR YOUR NEXT TROPICAL GETAWAY. QT Port Douglas offers the perfect blend of sumptuous dining experiences teamed with modern rooms showcasing all the luxuries you need for a perfect stay. 87-109 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas. Phone +61 7 4099 8900. 37

November 2014

You’re invited

to Hawaii JOIN

in Hawaii in 2015

5 nights in Waikiki Depart BRISBANE May 2015 Spend time with the girls in one of the world’s most idyllic destinations INCLUDES

Return Air Fares (Brisbane/Honolulu/Brisbane) 64kg baggage allowance, inflight meals and drinks included Return Transfers from Airport / Hotel / Airport Lei meet and greet, baggage handling included 5 nights Twin Share Accommodation at HYATT REGENCY, Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa Ocean view room with breakfast included Surprise surfing or paddleboard lesson during your stay Ala Moana Shopping “passport” – up to 20% discount and a host of special offers

Hawaii things to do, and PLUS – Enjoy the special ‘getit’ in we’ll show you soon! , other great shopping surprises

THE COST PRICE: $2,620 per person twin share (Single + $1045) PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE


To register for our Information Evening on Thursday 4 December Call Tracey at Zeppelin Travel or email or

November 2014



Stylish and sophisticated – the simple solution for all occasions

ne of the bride’s biggest decisions when planning her wedding is choosing a wedding gown that she loves. It has to be authentic to her and show who she is. And it must have wow factor. This is why Rosa and Mary’s Bridal Shop is the Gold Coast’s one-stop dress destination for all special occasions. We are a family-owned establishment business and have been in the clothingalteration business for more than 20 years. In May this year we opened Rosa and Mary’s Bridal Shop, where we help brides all over the Gold Coast find the perfect dress for them and their bridesmaids. We specialise in: v A range of elegant women’s wear. v Wow wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses that are simple, modern and traditional.

v Dresses for mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom. v Cocktail dresses, race wear, school formal dresses and gala ball gowns. v A huge selection of jewellery and evening bags. We have dresses for all ages, shapes and sizes so you can feel amazing at any event. This is our passion and our promise to you. We still provide the clothing-alteration service, which makes finding the perfect it convenient for you. If you’ve found the one, but you haven’t found the right dress, we’d love to see you at Shop 2, 195 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes. For more information call the showroom on 5580 8052 or speak with Mary on 0438 011 612 or Rosa on 0412 724 856.


November 2014


Let your pet lap up the luxury hen you go on holidays to relax and unwind the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about your pets. And while we’d all love our pets to come on holidays with us, sometimes it’s not possible. It can also be hard to find someone to look after them while you are away. However, there is one solution where your pet can live in luxury while you are away. Gold Coast Pet Resorts has opened a new luxury pet resort conveniently located in the Currumbin industrial area, just off the motorway and only minutes to the Gold Coast Airport. Specialising in small to medium breeds of dogs, the fully air-conditioned

accommodation includes luxury suites with designer furniture and TVs. There are also deluxe kennels with top-quality beds or for the smaller breeds they can stay in the doggy dorm with lounges, TV and lots of toys just like home. For the dog that requires extra attention why not book a home stay in the resort manager’s house where they can enjoy all the amenities of the resort during the day and cuddle up to a human in front of the TV at night. All dogs enjoy all-day play time in one of the indoor or outdoor exercise areas. For a small additional fee your pooch can enjoy a snack in the new Yappy Dog Café. Your beloved probably won’t to leave. Ever!

Feline members of the family can choose from individual condos or deluxe two-storey chalets with space for more than one cat from the same family. All dogs and cats are fed premium pet food or you may choose to bring your own. Don’t worry if your pet requires special attention or medication the fully trained staff will look after that for you too. Other pets such as birds and guinea pigs can stay too, provided the owners supply a suitable cage and food. Doggy day care is also catered for pooches who need some day time fun and socialisation. Inspections are welcome just phone for an appointment. P: 5534 2292

Your pet can have a holiday too! In Luxury Pet ACCOmmOdAtIOn l l l l l l l

Air con Luxury Suites with tV Home Stay room Little doggy dorms deluxe Kennels doggy day Care Cat Chalets & Condos Birds & Guinea Pigs accom

mentio ad and n this receive

One D ay FR BOaR ee D for you ing r

pets (new c ustom only) ers

Large indoor play area with lounges, tv, toys and lots of friends to play with! P 5534 2292 Open 7 days

4 Hilton Street, Currumbin

minutes to Gold Coast Airport – pick up & delivery available November 2014



Are your pets at risk of dehydration? Q L D


Master Builder Awards


s the weather heats up and we come Three hot tips to making sure your into the warmth of summer, your pet is well hydrated: four-legged friends need to be top of mind. 1. Make sure they have access to good New survey results from leading pet clean water at all times. product expert PetSafe reveal almost a third of pet owners do not know how 2. Refill their bowl every morning and much they should be giving their pets to night. Well-hydrated pets can better keep the two letters onmeans thesethat prestige vehicle cool compared to those that drink. If The surprising results themselves more thanplates 2 million cats and dogs may be are dehydrated, which in turn helps fight are your initials or are of some at risk of dehydration. off significance to you, then here is a other rare heat-related illnesses such as Spokesperson Angela Critchley says heatstroke. to secure them for life. the survey opportunity results raise serious concerns about pets’ wellbeing. 3. Be proactive and dot several bowls “Dehydration can potentially result in of water These CH vehicle registration plates arein various locations inside and serious health issues for pets including out for your pets. the only set available in QLD and with urinary tract infections, kidney disease A natural combination of design & construction talent no ongoing fee. and, in very extreme annual cases, ownership death, Father and Son duo Chris Vandyke Designs (Cairns) & especially in the harsh Australian climate,” V-Build Construction Services (Gold Coast) now she says. offer a tailored design and construction service for our “While most pet owners know how Gold Coast clients wishing to live their dream lifestyle. much to feed their pets, little is said about Contact: how much a pets should drink and it can Web: be very easy for an owner to lose track and forget to refill a water bowl.” Phone:

chris vandyke designs

POA 0414 724 696

07 4038 3000

Z T PE h wit

Pet Supplies Direct OXENFORD

Beautiful women’s fashion, from Australian & New Zealand designers

Mention Get it - November special ADvANCE SPECIAL, fashion accessories • ALL •13kG tO 15 kG bAGS OF DOG FOOD Labels carefully selected for quality, fit and


design.Complimented with fabulous costume $ jewellery and accessories. Providing a premium shopping experience!

International Certified Master Groomer tICk SEASON IS hERE, PREvENtIC tICk COLLARS $

Shop 1, Riviera Shopping Centre, Campbell St, Sorrento


5539 0037

126 September/October 2013


Spend over $4 to receiv0e FREE PACk $5 worth OF CAPStAR • Artisan • Adorne Jewellery • Banana of Blue treats tAbLEtS WIth *C

onditions + • Catalyst • Chocolat Pond • Indigo applyCo 6 PACk •OFDavid SENtINEL • Meredith • NYDJ • Obi Like and share on Facebook in November to go into the draw to WIN $100 worth of Dog or Cat food *Conditions apply

Phone 5564 2676 PetSuppliesDirectOxenford Shop 3-5 Cottonwood Place,Paradise Oxenford • P Point 55804400 132, Grice Avenue,

November 2014


with Stuart Denman

steps to stay connected

in an entrepreneurial relationship

Stuart Denman is a lifestyle mentor who spends his time working with those craving a better, more balanced life. His five-step process will help you lead a fulfilled life little more than 12 months ago I remember how frustrated I was with my current situation. I was tired, resentful and couldn’t see an end in sight of the long hours and challenging times. When I finally decided to talk to a peer about my challenges his response was quite unexpected. It went something like this. “You know Stu, life isn’t meant to be easy. You have to choose between your family and loved ones and your business.You have to ignore their needs or they will distract you from being successful.” Ignore my family’s needs? Was he kidding? At that moment I knew what I was really frustrated with. I wanted more and knew that to me,my family,health,happiness and lifestyle were my most important drivers and I was frustrated that I had lost sight of that when we had been hell bent on achieving business success, as my wife is an extremely driven entrepreneur who put my commitment to shame. I wasn’t living my passion and that was living a life full of fun, laughter, excitement and variety. I needed to reconnect to my wife, my kids, the universe and myself. When you have removed yourself from a situation for some time you become disconnected. Over the next month I set about reconnecting and now practice these five steps every week to stay connected in my entrepreneurial family. Step 1: Let it go – No, not the song from Frozen that you already started singing in your head, but being able to let go of the things that you cannot control. I couldn’t control how our November 2014

clients or suppliers acted so rather than looking at everything as a problem, I started to look for solutions. When I was stuck in victim mode I immediately went into an unresourceful place that created tension in the lives of those around me. As a man, we want to solve everything ourselves and don’t want to show weakness by asking for help. This keeps us even more isolated from those we love. Step 2: Tea time – When both partners are running the business is can become very hard to talk about how you feel rather that what you are doing. This is why we introduced “tea time” into our lives. It is basically a five-minute period where every electronic device is switched off, the kids are in bed and it is just my wife and I. We look at each other and actually talk about our lives that aren’t business or the kids. Was very difficult for the first week as we realised just how much we talked about business rather than our feelings and ourselves. Step 3: Have a finish time – I think the major cause of my frustration in our business was not having a finish time and always feeling that work was more important than family. Perception is reality so when you decide to close the computer and be involved with your family, only you can choose to ignore these boundaries you placed around your business and decide to do more work or answer that email. The boundaries you place need to be as set in concrete as you can so everyone knows when they have your undivided attention. Step 4: Leave the phone at home – 42

As mentioned in the previous step, setting boundaries also means deciding when and how involved you are in your family and fun activities. If you are out for lunch or taking the kids for ice-cream or to the park, don’t be one of those parents who is too busy looking down to see all the amazing things your kids are doing. Just think, what are you teaching your kids about their self-worth when they want your undivided attention that they might not get much of during the week. Step 5: Don’t be accountable for each other – There is nothing worse for a relationship than to assume the role of the Mum or Dad of the other person by continuingly asking them what they are doing.When one partner feels as though the other partner is parenting them, resentment grows and, more importantly, intimacy quickly disappears.If you can’t be accountable to yourself, find a mentor to not only hold you accountable to all of your personal pledges you have made to yourself but also help you on your way to true business mastery.

About Stuart Denman

Stuart is passionate about leadership, empowerment and spending quality time with his two, soon to be three, young children and his wife Natasa with whom he also runs Ultimate 48 Hour Author, a book authoring mentoring program. For more information visit

The SUNSHINE RENAULT BONJOUR French Festival is the first FREE Gold Coast French event ever. SUNDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2014 GOLD COAST - EVANDALE PARKLANDS

On e d a y t o dis co ve r s t e c fa t n re e f if d e h t ll a . re u lt u C h c n re F e h t of t is an opportunity for the whole community, schools and universities to be a part of a great project that reunites all the facets involved in the French Culture. The Festival will celebrate Freedom, Equality and Fraternity, providing a rich cultural experience to the local community. The entertainments will cover a full day of activities related to French Cuisine, Art, Music, educational activities and Sports. There are lots of things to do on the day. You can be part of any of their sports tournaments, satisfy your appetite with French food, quench your thirst with French beverages or let the kids enjoy the kids corner all the while, you will be treated to great French entertainers throughout the day! Come one, come all for an amazing French Day! - See more at: places-to-see/nerang/events/ bonjour-french-festival/#sthash. ouJnjxhJ.dpuf 43

November 2014

DINING with Chris Mcleay

An event of

gastronomic proportions

ombining the best of the local arts and crafts community and dedicated street-food vendors, Miami Marketta has become one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic eat streets. Open every Saturday night, the marketta offers a tantalising smorgasbord of entertainment and culinary sensations right in the middle of a remodelled industrial estate. Many people had told me that I must go and experience it for myself. The problem being, I am a chef who works every Saturday night. But in a turn of events I managed to book a weekend off and the first point of call was to see what all the hype was about. I gathered a few like-minded friends and made the short trip south to Miami making sure I bought my appetite along for the ride. I had high expectations. I hoped the quality of food was good enough to keep me interested for more than the few hours I had spared for the evening. Walking through the front gates of the marketta was like walking into food heaven. A huge smile ran across my face. The place was packed. I looked down through the strip of around 20 or so street stalls. Steam and warm plumes of flavour-filled clouds circled over the salivating crowds hungry to sample what the vendors had to offer.The lines for the food stalls were already three to four deep, but thankfully were moving quickly. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in! With my camera in hand,I circled the stalls twice sneaking behind the scenes taking photos of the action before lining up for my first course. November 2014

The Miami Marketta is a smorgasbord of fare, fun and friends as foodie Chris Mcleay finally finds out

My mission was to sample as much as I could while tasting some of the locally brewed and sourced beers. I do enjoy a good Stone & Wood Lager, so was very pleased to see it sitting on the counter of the Cargo Bar begging to be paired with my recently purchased salted pretzel. I took my beer and meandered through to the food stalls when I was suddenly stopped by security. The guard instructed me I couldn’t take my beer as the marketta was only licensed in the bar area and the main stage. What better way to gain more info than from a gentleman who is there every week.We chatted briefly and I mentioned that it was a positive sign to see the markets so busy.He laughed and said it was only at half capacity and the numbers would double in the next hour or so; early days yet. He told me to keep an eye out for the open doors in between the food stalls as the secretive doors led to the home of activities and crafts. I popped my head though one of the doors to see art workshops taking place and spiral T-shirt tie-dying demonstrations for the kids. The antique furniture shop next to the bar is a must see and holds some exceptional preloved pieces brought back to life. Beer finished, I purchased a small order of flashfried calamari with handmade aioli and continued to discover more of what the Miami Marketta had to offer. It had all tastes catered for with dishes inspired from every corner of the globe. Next dish for me was straight from the large paella pans full of chicken, bomba rice, chorizo and steamed mussels. The paella was amazing with just the right amount of crunch left to the rice. I had to pace myself and keep 44

my promise of only a small portion of each dish. It would prove to be tough.The flavour combinations were simple, yet extremely effective. With such a variety of foods available including handmade Turkish gozleme, traditional Greek souvlaki, French crepes, vegan nachos, German sausages with sauerkraut, wood-fired pizzas, rotisserie chicken kebabs, Japanese-influenced wok-fried noodles and hand-rolled gnocchi; it really does become more than just another market. It bought a smile to my face to see industry professionals from established restaurants working side by side with husband-and-wife traders; all harmoniously. The general comradery between traders is evident in the products offered, which helps create a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The dynamic social scene of the markets makes it the perfect place to hang out with friends, watch live music on the purpose-built stage or enjoy a lazy Saturday twilight with the kids. Good food at more-than-reasonable prices paired with familyfriendly entertainment is a rare commodity these days. There is undercover seating available for more than 400 people and various zones for the family to explore. Don’t miss the Dessert Dining Hall where you can taste some home-baked delicacies. On the menu are chocolate-dipped strawberries and gelato, or why not sample a poffertjie straight from the back window of a converted caravan. The Miami Marketta is on every Saturday from 4pm with live music until 10pm. For more information visit


Thai tastes

ake your tastebuds on a trip to Thailand without even leaving the Gold Coast. Thai Magik is a family-owned restaurant with authentic Thai food that keeps their customers returning time and time again. The open-plan environment and outdoor setting allows you to catch a cooling breeze as the weather heats up too. Everything on the menu is homemade using the freshest ingredients and their staff friendly and welcoming. With BYO and takeaway available, Thai Magik is the ideal place for lunch or dinner any day of the week. In Thailand, food is shared among friends and family so get your loved ones together and go learn why returning customers really do believe their food is magic. P: 5532 4488

Welcome to Thai Magik Restaurant, We are a Thai family owned restaurant with authentic décor and food. Come and dine in our open plan environment or try our outdoor setting which is quaint and relaxing, or just simply order a takeaway. Our food is home- made and we only use the freshest ingredients. Open Wed- Mon for lunch and dinner from 11.30-2.30 and 5.00 -9.30. In Thailand, food is shared amongst friends and family so come in and enjoy our food and friendly environment.

Phone 5532 4488

44 Kerr Avenue (Cnr Musgrave), Chirn Park

October 2014


m a g a z i n e

The C word

Subscribe to Get it Magazine, the Gold Coast’s favourite monthly magazine.

JUST $48

Tanya Curren Brown on beating breast cancer

Healthy inspiration

Former athlete’s wake-up call changed her life

Hawaii holiday

Pack your bags for paradise

to receive 12 exciting issues for the year.

PHONE 1300 858 932



It’s your time to shine

November 2014


Great food, great atmosphere,

great memories

*pick up


Delivery available to designated areas for only $6

Authentic Italian cuisine – you’ll love. Try our speciality pasta, chicken and veal dishes. Mention ‘Get it’ and receive a free Garlic Bread! he Great Greek Kafe is not your average Greek restaurant. As you dine here, you will be taking part in the wonderful timeless Greek tradition of sharing traditional foods with the people you love. While their food is described as ‘scrumptious’ and ‘amazing,’ it’s only part of your experience at the café. Their garden bar is an open-spaced courtyard that provides a beautiful backdrop for laughter and fun. With live music every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as open-mic nights every Thursday, there is always a great atmosphere in the front bar too. The garden bar can also be turned into a large function room, perfect for your Christmas party this season. The staff can provide the menu and ambiance to make your occasion truly special and memorable. Whether you drop in for a selection of mezze plates, a drink with friends or dinner with the family, you’ll soon realise why customers return time and time again. P 5679 3398

Dine In or Takeaway • BYO • Open 7 Days from 5pm

Phone 5531 4777



Try our Specialty – Greek Charcoal Spit Rotisserie Lamb or Chicken

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Banquet for 2 just $35pp includes a Bottle of Wine per couple

SpecialiSing in beautiful breads, dips, salads, Mezze plages, Greek classics and our amazing Steakhouse favourites are all cooked on our charcoal rotisserie.

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW! Live entertainment WED TO SAT from 8pm AND Sundays, LATIN BEATS from 5PM TIL 8PM

Open 7 Days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Takeaways available (pickup only) Terms & Conditions apply. Please call for details.

November 2014




with Justin Leith

Spring spells rosé

At each step, uncompromising quality. Only the best for excellence love for over 250 years. that can cater for many tastes and can match a very wide range

osé has always been trés cool among the very stylish of foods depending upon the wines character. It is a versatile French Riviera set and will be in season soon. As the wine food and wine pairing option. weather warms up, there’s no better time make this your These wines can provide the perfect wine for many Varietal drink of choice and begin your love affair with this wine. occasions especially the informal picnic. Grab some delicious 2013 vinaceous tempranillo rose Not onlysalome beautiful for its colours, rosé wines can (western australia) bread, pates, cheeses, pickled vegetables and a range of specs:display a vast array of amazing aromas, from purple and ph: 3.46 chacuterie and suddenly there is no need for lunch or dinner. red floral notes to pretty red fruits to orange citrus, sweet ta: 5.27 g/l Just steady graze throughout day with a most picturesque Grape variety : A blend of aprimarily Cinsaultthe Noir grapes to achieve a ve fso 2: 32 confectionary even into the more savoury earthy tones. tso 2: 38/129 location and setting to take in. Rosé can be made wine. in a number of ways the first rs: 2.0 g/l alcohol: 13.0% being the saignee method. Pronounced “san yeh” winemaking: tempranillo fruit was held on skins 24hrs to Check these out at Ferry Road Wine and Beer, whereby theferment juicein is bled off from develop colour, cool, clean 100% stainless steel. the must in order vinified, finished, fined and bottled by vinaceous wines. Southport: to give a concentration of aromatics and flavour.This 2013 Vinaceous, Salome, Tempranillo Rosé, The 2013 Salome Tempranillo Rose isway one ofto thetreat new wave is the preferred delicate pinot noir rosés Tasting notes of serious Rose wines now emerging across Australia, miles Western Australia and sometimes cabernet sauvignon. away from the simple, sweet, confectionary Rose that has Bright pink, with a delicious aroma dominated the marketThis in the method last 10 years.creates more serious roses that The Salome is inspired by the wines of southern Europe, musk, rosepurplish and cherry blossom Colour: beautiful clear of rosé with tints. are darker with more savoury,aforest characters. lighter in colour than most Australian Rose and more leads to a lovely bright red focused on the savoury than sweet fruit expressions Whenrather heavier more bold varieties are used the fruit palate, refreshing bright maceration method is is used whereby limited rather than sugary residue. To this end Tempranillo the Nose: fruity hints ofacidity gooseberry andedge. citrus fruits. with a savoury grape of choice, skin less overtly fruity than the traditional contact is allowed so that colourwith and tannin Shiraz, Merlot or cabernet varieties commonly used in Cuveé Bouchard Ainé remain limited to their time spent on skins. Australia for Rose, Tempranillo provides attractive savoury “Rosé de France” The other way is via blending different red and Palate: slightly acidic for optimum freshness. This is classic ProvencePleasantly soft in the mouth white varieties but this is mainly used in sparkling residual sugar to provide mid palate but only on the quality rosé style with the majority wine and is less desirable in still wines. of the grapes used being The vin gris wines, translated to grey wine cherry blossom, strawberry and Turkish Delight musk, The nose is opulent which delights the palate with is fruit sweetness, it the races to a grapes are used to method, whereby red Food and wine pairing cinsault. with lychee and citrus aromas. make ango...? almost white wine with an extremely again...where did that bottle The palate is balanced with soft The Salome Tempranillo Rose is like all Rose ideal for short maceration time used and is only used in uncomplicated celebratory occasions but has the added acidity and juicy with immediate lighter varieties such as pinot, gamay and cinsault. drinkability. serious as part of a meal; tomato based Rosé canconsideration range from bone drypizza, toIdeal slightly sweet making it a drink with white meat dishes, grills or sliced ham. pasta, light meats and spicy grilled chicken or whatever and whenever the situation requires!

Serving suggestions


Re st au r an t & Ba r

for your Christmas Party or Corporate Function Serving temperature:Perfect slightly chilled at around <st1:metricconverter pro 10°C </st1:metricconverter> / <st1:metricconverter productid= 48°F</st1:metricconverter>.

Ageing potential

Preferable to drink young. Origins

Choose between formal dining or casual cocktail Our extensive "Rosé de France" table wines can befunctions. produced throughout the whole of menu choices suit all France </st1:country-region> but only grapes harvested exclusively styles using and budgets.

<st1:place><st1:country-region>France</st1:country-region></st1:place> Scan the qr code with your Bookings a must

phone to download our app & receive special offers

The "grown in <st1:place><st1:country-region>France</st1:country-regio is very strictly applied. 26 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach to quality. This is a wine which reflects the company's commitment

Phone 5532 0050

Provincial Restaurant & Bar

It acts as our ambassador. 47

Vinification and maturing

November 2014


Keen for summer

With less time in the kitchen, you’ll have more time to spend enjoying the warmer weather as the balmy summer nights approach. Try these fresh, simple and healthy recipes the whole family BREAKFAST PIADINA, PROSCIUTTO, MUSTARD AND FRIED EGG Prep time: Cooking time: Serves:

25 minutes 5 minutes (stove top) 6

INGREDIENTS Mustard mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons Keen’s mustard • 1 tablespoon water • ¼ cup mayonnaise Dough • 500g plain flour • 3 tsp baking powder • 2 tsp salt • 1 tablespoon Keen’s mustard • 1¼ cups water • ¼ cup olive oil • 12 slices of smoked ham or prosciutto • 6 fried eggs • 3 cups rocket METHOD: In a bowl mix together the mustard mayonnaise ingredients. In a separate bowl mix together all the dry ingredients for the dough. Make a well and add the oil, water and knead for 10 minutes into soft dough. Rest covered for one hour at room temperature. Divide the dough into six balls and roll each ball out into circles 5mm thick, dock with a fork to ensure the dough does not to puff while cooking. Heat a non-stock fry pan and fry each piece on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden. Spread each piadina with mustard mayonnaise, top with ham or prosciutto, rocket and a fried egg. Recipes provided by the culinary team at Keen’s

Recipes provided by the culinary team at Keen’s

November 2014


SMOKED SALMON AND MUSTARD DIP Prep time: Cooking time: Serves:

10 minutes 0 minutes (2 hours refrigeration) 2

INGREDIENTS • 250g cream cheese, softened • ½ cup sour cream • 1 tablespoon Keen’s mustard • ½ small red onion, finely chopped • ¼ cup lemon juice • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped • 100g smoked salmon, roughly chopped • Salt and ground pepper METHOD Blend together the cream cheese, sour cream and mustard powder in a food processer. Transfer into bowl and stir through the red onion, lemon juice, parsley and smoked salmon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for two hours before serving. Serving suggestion: Serve with celery and crackers.


Prep time: Cooking time: Serves:

5 minutes 10 minutes (oven) 2

INGREDIENTS • ½ to ¾ cup pasta sauce • 2 large pizza bases • 2 pork sausages, casings removed and pinched into small pieces • 1 cup grated mozzarella • 1 cup rocket Mustard mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons Keen’s mustard • 1 tablespoon water • ¼ cup mayonnaise METHOD Spread the pasta sauce over the pizza bases. Top with the sausage pieces, cherry tomatoes and sprinkle over the mozzarella. Place into the oven and cook for 10 minutes. In a bowl mix together the mustard mayonnaise ingredients. Scatter over the rocket and place dollops of the mayonnaise on top.


November 2014


This completely self-taught DJ, who saved up from a part-time job as a waiter as a teenager to buy all the necessary gear, takes time out to speak with Get it Magazine’s Elizabeth Campbell on his new release and why music runs through his veins elgium DJ, producer and remixer Michael Fall has been rocking the decks since he was 15. His love affair with music started when he was a child rifling through his parent’s record collection and experimenting with the controls on their old record player. How did you get into DJing? What was the attraction for you? I learnt the necessary DJ skills by bringing new pieces of musical technology home, plugging them in and pushing all the buttons until something happened. My first records I bought were new beat, progressive house and even pop, like UB40 and Donna Summer, and dark electronic music such as Front 242 and Anna Clark - both vinyl and CD - from local record shops when I was 12. I began playing in local bars, parties and clubs in Belgium, getting my first break when I had the opportunity to play at a party for a big dance radio station here. I’ve enjoyed much success, blowing up dance floors across the globe. What is your first musical memory? I will never forget the first beats from Belgian’s music style ‘new beat’. Belgium was, and maybe is still, the leading country for all kinds of electronic dance music. When I was a child I listened to dance radio stations every day and saw all the upcoming new beat and dance artists. That was it for me. I dreamed of making and playing music in clubs and at parties, and I said to my parents,“that’s what I wanna do when I grow up”. I was always pretending to be a radio host in my room and driving my parents nuts. As soon as I was old enough I went to clubs to listen music and I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do: Be a DJ and make music. How has music and DJing enriched your life? My first dream was to play once at a local party. I was a member of various youth associations and at one evening they needed a DJ that night. I didn’t even have a DJ name as I was only 15. My dream was beginning to become a reality. From that moment I knew I wanted to go further in music. Later I was playing all local parties and the beauty of it was that I started to meet people. I have met so many people who have enriched my life. After my beginner years I was invited to play November 2014

Rocking the decks to a Belgium record label and against all odds they liked the demo and he signed the track immediately. This track was compiled on several dance CDs and I was even in some official charts in Belgium. This was the start of everything. Why are you proud of your music? I’m proud that I could work with Universal. I also worked with some famous international artists including Fatman Scoop, Lumidee and Chappell. My first debut album, which was released in 2013, received a golden award from my German distributer for successful sales worldwide. In Belgium I was in the album charts and they sold a lot of copies worldwide. My second album is coming up at the start of 2015. I have had over 30 releases worldwide. How have Australians reacted to Body on Fire? In 2013 I released a track with Melbourne singer/songwriter Celeste, who

I was always pretending to be a radio host in my room and driving my parents nuts. gigs outside my local area and discovered so many musicians and met so many more people. I played before a crowd of more than 3000 for the first time in my career. When I was older, I started to organise parties together with my youth associations. My music taught me to take the first steps of self-employment and to run a business. What has it allowed you to do? I saved my money during my beginner DJ years and with the help of a good friend and the owner of a bar where I played every week, who helped me to get the right funds, I was able to start a record store, which is still running successfully today. Because of the record shop I was in contact with more record labels than I could ever have dreamed of. The year 2009 was the breakthrough of producing my own tracks. Together with a buddy of mine - a very good customer of my record store, who became a fellow artist and producer - we joked we should make some music. So we did. I sent it 50

is very talented, and we shot a video in Melbourne. It was played on the ABC’s Rage. The track received a lot of play in Australia (in DJ circuits) and subsequently through a friend here it found its way to one of London’s biggest nightclubs. That helped it chart on the British DJ Dance chart where it peaked at number two. Watch: You can watch the new release Body on Fire here at: watch?v=fAvKiHzIU0E Michael has also a new record ‘Buy Or Die’ (Universal) watch?v=iAjVGkG8WjY Check out for more info.

So much more than a steakhouse! h e ry r c t u B Ca v ’s d n ext d oo t mea locat e of cuts rmet e m i Pr gou and li items de

Our extensive menu caters to the whole family. A fabulous array of chicken, pasta and seafood dishes along with the BEST steaks in town. Kids menu and playground.

We’d love to see you soon! 51

Open 7 Days fOr Lunch & Dinner 30 Frank Street, Labrador • P 5532 2954 November 2014



Nourish the children

Another fun-filled evening with amazing fashion design at incredible prices to raise funds for Nourish the Children was held at Vibe restaurant. Ladies enjoyed a glass of bubbles and revamped their wardrobe whilst making a difference to many childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives.

Wattle hotel The Gold Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest family-friendly destination, The Wattle Hotel, celebrated its recent opening by holding a special dignitaries launch with the opportunity to discover the exceptional facilities. Dignitaries and corporates from around QLD and NSW attended the celebrations. November 2014



GETScene Tani Stubbs and Jo Sherline

Sofitel GM Amery Burleigh with Suzie Wrang and Gavin Smith

Jayne Gaffney and Catherine Pearcey

Del Volp and Debbie Buckley

Breakfast host Karen Phillips with celebrity speaker Annabel Crabb

Carolyn Bell and Margaret Brown

WOMEN IN BUSINESS BREAKFAST Australian media commentator and host of ABC TV’s Kitchen Cabinet Annabel Crabb launched her new book The Wife Drought in style at the Gold Coast’s Women in Business Breakfast at Sofitel Gold Coast recently.

Madison Hebbard and Aldwyn Altuney

Tracy Willis and Iain McGregor

Hair, Make-up and Skin When only the ‘best’ will do. We also specialise in weddings. Lauren Boyce, Makeup Artist

Phone 5503 1000 MARINA MIRAGE Shop C1 (next to the Post Office) 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach5503

Sheryle Pyatt Salon Director/Snr Stylist 53

Couture Spa & Salon November 2014



Garner Greig and Barbara Gray

Lynne Paskand Norma Grier

Helen Grant, Kylie Baz and Paula Ryan

Pauline McMillan and Nicole Yap

Kim Jones, Cherie Winstanley and Anna Jones

Viv Ashton and Donya St Bruno

Paula Ryan Helen Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients and guests were treated to fabulous fashion at the launch of Paul Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer 2014 collection held at Helen Grant Boutique and Paula Ryan Concept Store in Main Beach.

Rob Dallimore, Lyudmyla Onoprichuk and Sasha Alexandra

Margaret Bryant and Penny Hatchman

Listen out weekdays to Breeze 100.6FM for our daily song to be in the running to win a 2 night stay at Sea World Resort plus Gold VIP Magic Passes for 2 adults & 2 children. Call 1300 The Breeze to enter. November 2014





A Summer Season of Style was the theme of the day at the latest Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill ladies lunch. Fabulous fashion, fascinators and fun were enjoyed by the Gold Coast queens.

go korean. FROM

STAVIC $29,990 D R I V E A WAY

7 Seats • Room for all the family • Diesel economy Dual zone air conditioning • CD/MP3 with Bluetooth and music streaming Front and side airbags • Big boot • Reverse sensors • Automatic lights and wipers • Alloy wheels • Tinted rear windows Seat back tables for 2nd row seats • 3 year 24/7 roadside assist • 3 Year/100,000km warranty. Whichever occurs first.




6-Speed automatic transmission • Leather appointed upholstery • Cruise control • Heated front seats • Reverse sensors 17” Alloys • 6 Airbags • ABS with electronic stability control (ESC) • CD/MP3 with Bluetooth and music streaming Privacy glass (rear doors and tailgate) • 5 years 24/7 roadside assist • 5 Year/100,000km warranty. Whichever occurs first.







Turbo diesel engine • Coil spring rear suspension • Superb drive and handling • Air conditioning • Dual air bags Up to 2.3 tonne towing capacity with braked trailer • Deep tray with liner • Remote central locking • Front fog lights CD/MP3 with Bluetooth and music streaming • Electric windows and mirrors• 2 ISOFIX child seat anchors 3 year 24/7 roadside assist • 3 Year/100,000km warranty. Whichever occurs first.

Gold Coast Ssangyong 92 - 94 Minnie Street, Southport 07 5557 7970 | | 55

November 2014


with Patrick Arundell

Get your horoscope

H Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 22 The full moon on November 6 can prove to be unexpectedly sensual if you are lucky enough to be in a close bond or you meet someone desirable. If you can, indulge your senses. This month also offers a great opportunity in the first two thirds to take a firmer grip of your life direction and initiate new ideas. You will find yourself investing in opportunities that offer adventure, travel or a learning experience.

H Pisces Febr 19 – March 20 While your everyday life can seem to be filled with expansive opportunities, you could find yourself held back by red tape or too much bureaucracy. However, it’s not what you know but who you know that might be able to swing things your way. From the 22nd the stars give you a wonderful platform to express a more confident and dynamic side of your nature.

H Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 22 During the first three weeks of the month, make time to ponder. If you do, you can connect with a much deeper side of yourself. This may see you want to let go of a phase, relationship or problem and by doing so, make way for new and sparkling opportunities. With a new moon in your sign on November 22 you’ll have a wonderful chance to spark back into full form and dazzle.

H Aries March 20 –April 19 The Scorpio focus over November can have a transformational quality about it, encouraging you to make decisions that could change aspects of your life dramatically. Meanwhile, the new moon in Sagittarius on November 22 hints that it’s time to let go of the old as you’re more than ready for fresh challenges and adventures.

H Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 20 Your social life can power up, with the potential for moving in new circles and mixing with influential and likeable people. There may be options for romance too and through your work you could make a fabulous connection. Once the sun moves into Sagittarius on November 22 a tender phase shapes up, which might see you more sentimental.

H Taurus April 20 – May 21 If you can avoid power struggles, dynamic opportunities could open up for you, especially related to a romantic partnership or a business connection. The weeks ahead can be excellent for forging close bonds or negotiating deals, with a chance to reap rewards for your hard work. Chances are you’ll be in the mood to explore some sizzling romantic options too.

H Aquarius Jan 21 – Feb 19 When it comes to personal goals and ambitions you’ll be keen to make progress, so set your sights high, Aquarius. You might also find that tweaking your schedule and your plans brings even more opportunities for success. From November 22 a new moon in your future zone spotlights an opportunity to move in new circles and make some fab new connections.

H Gemini May 21 – June 21 It may be wise to create a reduced schedule from November 6 as the full moon in Taurus can coincide with an opportunity to get in touch with your true needs and desires. Also look to pay greater attention to your everyday routines, particularly related to work and health, as key changes could prove liberating. Later in the month you may be ready for new adventures.

Summer Promotion

H Cancer June 21 – July 22 Creativity and self-expression feature strongly this month and both can prove therapeutic. Practising your art or craft, or meeting someone new and flirty may boost your mood and energy levels significantly. Later in November the new moon can be a true catalyst and encourage you to explore ideas that might help you generate some extra cash. H LEO July 22 – Aug 23 Home, family and lifestyle matters can take precedence, giving a rather intense slant to your affairs in these areas. Whether you’re entertaining, redecorating or dealing with a change in family dynamics, you might be keen to ditch the old and welcome in the new. However, a big shift occurs from November 22 when there’s a superb chance to relax, catch up with friends and have some fun. H Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22 You may find yourself deep in thought and, in doing so, get to the heart of any issues that need urgent attention. Along with this, interactions with others, including anyone you are closely involved with, could consume a lot of time and energy. The trick will be to ensure your investment is worth it. Pleasingly, a happy focus on home and family can bring some light relief in the last third of November. H Libra Sept 22 – Oct 23 With both the sun and Venus passing through your part of the sky, this month will allow you to rejuvenate. The sun will strengthen your sense of presence and Venus will add her blessings to all things concerned with love. Take a step back, allow things to come to you as they may.

Receive a Matching Sak Roots Umbrella valued at $49.95 when you purchase a Sak Roots medium handbag More colours in store Authorised stockist

Phone 5561 1038 Cnr Young & Scarborough Streets, Southport

We are open for business Monday to Saturday Easy parking in Australia Fair • November 2014

















15 19








11 13








© Sutherland Studios


Across 1. American author, created 19 20 Huckleberry Finn (4,5) 6. Church bench (3) 21 22 23 24 8. Unearth (3,2) 9. Beer mug (7) 10. Cartoon strip (5) 11. Radiate from (7) 25 26 13. Ammunition, informal 27 (4) 15. Annoy (6) 16. Exaggerate (6) 19. Indian garment (4) 21. Resinous varnish (7) 28 29 24. Adored (5) 25. Smallest quantity (7) © Sutherland Studios 26. Make amends (5) Check on Friday 14th November at 9am (Queensland the (3) answers 28. Glidetime) over for snow Down Across 1. Wet dirt 29. (3)Small citrus fruit (9) 1. American author, created

A lot to love Huckleberry Finn (4,5) 6. Church bench (3) 8. Unearth (3,2) 9. Beer mug (7) 10. Cartoon strip (5) 11. Radiate from (7) 13. Ammunition, informal (4) 15. Annoy (6) 16. Exaggerate (6) 19. Indian garment (4) 21. Resinous varnish (7) 24. Adored (5) 25. Smallest quantity (7) 26. Make amends (5) 28. Glide over snow (3) 29. Small citrus fruit (9)

2. Prescribed routine (7) 3. Average (7) 4. Patriotic song (6) 5. Grandmother (5) 6. Public square (5) 7. British china brand (9) 10. December festival (9) 12. Heath (4) 14. Flat-topped hill (4) 17. Small town (7) 18. Little filled pasta (7) 20. Shrewdness (6) 22. Boredom (5) 23. Maximum (5) 57 27. Female sheep (3)


© Sutherland Studios

Across 1. American author, created 11 12 Huckleberry Finn (4,5) 6. Church bench (3) 8. Unearth (3,2) 9. Beer mug (7) 16 17 18 10. Cartoon strip (5) 20 11. Radiate from (7) 13. Ammunition, informal (4) 24 (6) 15. Annoy 16. Exaggerate (6) 19. Indian garment (4) 21. Resinous varnish (7) 27 26 24. Adored (5) 25. Smallest quantity (7) 26. Make amends (5) 28. Glide over snow (3) 29. Small citrus fruit (9)

Down 1. Wet dirt (3) 2. Prescribed routine (7) 3. Average (7) 4. Patriotic song (6) 5. Grandmother (5) 6. Public square (5) 7. British china brand (9) 10. December festival (9) 12. Heath (4) 14. Flat-topped hill (4) 17. Small town (7) 18. Little filled pasta (7) 20. Shrewdness (6) 22. Boredom (5) 23. Maximum (5) 27. Female sheep (3)

Marina Mirage Upper Level, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach P 5528 5002 November 2014

Down 1. Wet 2. Pres 3. Aver 4. Patr 5. Gra 6. Pub 7. Briti 10. Dec 12. Hea 14. Flat 17. Sma 18. Little 20. Shre 22. Bore 23. Max 27. Fem


with Sarah Blinco

Are we

#selfie-absorbed? here’s a woman in my new building, about the same age as me, who has such exciting things happening behind the screen of her smartphone that she is unable to greet me − like, ever! She lives on my floor. Every time I meet her in the foyer, I open my mouth to say hi, but before even a whisper escapes my lips, she’s tapping away furiously on Facebook. That’s not all. Once the elevator doors open, she swiftly manoeuvrers herself inside and stands facing the back so she can avoid communication of any kind. Super weird. While this neighbour of mine has proved her personality development has suffered due to technology over-exposure, so have various residents from other floors who similarly whip out a mobile device for the sake of looking like they’re busy once it’s noted they need to share elevator space with another for an entire few seconds. My question then, is this behaviour a result of people being so addicted to tech and social media that they’re fearful if they lose sight of updates for a mere moment they will “miss out” on the chance to comment, like or self-promote (never mind that there’s no reception in my building’s elevator)? Or, is it because this digital world we now spend so much time in has stunted offline social development to the point where many react to any sort of close encounter as something awkward and feel uncomfortable making eye contact or giving a nod of acknowledgement? Are humans becoming so #selfie-absorbed? There’s no denying we live in a world where people search − often desperately − for WiFi in an elevator; where the only thing that rouses a smile is a five-bar strong 4G signal. I too am guilty of major anti-social freak-outs brought about by lack of connection, dead batteries and situations akin to the Windows blue screen of death. Once I had a melt down in the middle of the Mediterranean − on a cruise! Very bad. I even paid for ridiculously expensive (ridiculously expensive!) satellite for the privilege of being able to download my emails, one excruciatingly slow message at a time, only to be unable to reply as the outgoing server would not respond. Meanwhile,I’m on a beautiful cruise liner but not on deck watching the sun set over Barcelona or socialising in a chic bar (which is what Cooper − my social-butterfly better half − was doing, of course); I was in a dimly lit library on the verge of tears because I couldn’t get on to the net. In my defence, I was trying to placate business clients, not post to Pinterest. November 2014

Still, it’s not ideal and occurred because of a reliance on technology that needed to be better managed by me. There’s a cute new television series you may have heard of, aptly named, Selfie. The fundamental premise is based on Pygmalion or My Fair Lady − the main character’s name isn’t Eliza Doolittle but rather, Eliza Dooley. Selfie’s contemporary spin is presented through Eliza’s self-absorbed “Instafamous” misadventures. Eliza boasts 263,000 “friends” and “an advertising presence on her Facebook page,” but following a major #life #epicfail, she realises some changes need to be made so engages a marketing professional, Henry, for the purpose of a “personal rebrand”. Considering only her present problem of being mocked online, rather than the fact she needs an attitude adjustment, she desperately pleads, he dubiously responds,“Do you mean be a better person?” ...“Yeah [pause], or that...”. The very first lesson Henry treats Eliza to is exactly what I need to convey to my anti-social (but possibly Instafamous) neighbours: “Every time you pass by (co-worker) Charmonique’s desk I want you to ask how she’s doing...then follow it up with a sympathetic response. Make eye contact and put your phone down while you’re talking to people!”. Recently I decided I was tired of allowing obsessive compulsive reactions to “instant” technology demands rule my life and I feel freer for the experience of being able to respond/ Tweet/post at appropriate points in time. I can even now − gasp − occasionally leave home 58

without my phone! I don’t feel compelled to Instagram every pretty thing I see. Instead, I simply stop and appreciate. My 23-year-old hairdresser balked at this notion and explained to me that while I feel better off for spending time apart from my smartphone, she would feel incomplete without hers. She’s not alone and Psychology Today recently shared survey results indicating 73 per cent of people actually feel “panicked” if they’ve misplaced their phone or are not “connected” and 14 per cent feel“desperate”. Can you relate? The dependence goes further in that “one in 10 participants admitted to having used their phones during sex” and “12 per cent use their beloved devices in the shower”. I found this information comforting because if people aren’t even parting with tech to enjoy sex or a shower now, then I can’t possibly take my neighbour’s behaviour personally, right?! On that note, I do advocate it’s up to all of us to keep ourselves and loved ones in check with regards to being #selfie-absorbed because although it can be unconscious much of the time, this behaviour is not healthy for the mind or spirit. I believe, however, that a random smile or hello, and a moment without Facebook at the lunch table is; and further, might even lead to something more rewarding than a virtual thumbs-up. As Selfie’s Eliza Dooley discovers, “When Siri is the only person who is there for you, it makes you realise being friended is not the same as having friends.” Too true. Let me just Tweet my neighbours with that...

Fencing that’s all about the view!

Does your pool need a fence? We specialise in: • Frameless Glass • Semi Frameless Glass • Glass Balustrades • Aluminium Fencing • Temporary Fencing • Slider Gates • Privacy Screens • Shower Screens • Splashbacks • Concrete Pools • Timber and Colourbond Fencing

Did you know? As of 30/11/2015 pool fences need to comply with the Pool Safety Council rules.You may be fined or incur other expenses if your fence is not up to legal safety requirements. Call us for more information. Or call the Pool Safety Council 1800340 634

Claramont FEnCInG GLASS & ALUMINIUM FENCING SPECIALISTS P 0407 597 856 l l Claramont Fencing @claramontfencingaustralia QBSa 1072536 | mB 25866 | aBn 80 369 780 710

GET A NEW PHONE EVERY YEAR With New Phone Feeling from Telstra Store Australia Fair

Like having the latest smartphone? Then get your new smartphone on an eligible new 24 month handset and mobile plan with New Phone Feeling. After a year, return it in good working order and get a new phone when you sign up again on an eligible new 24 month handset and mobile plan. Then for a little bit extra each month, you can do it all over again the next year. Enjoy this and more great offers on Australia’s best mobile network. Offer available from 19th September to 2nd November.



For a limited time only, get free Telstra New Phone Feeling and save $120 (normally $10 per month) on $70 and above Mobile Accelerate plans. (Min cost $1,680 plus handset costs)

CHOOSE YOUR BONUS UPGRADE On $70 and above Mobile Accelerate plans.

1GB Extra Data / mth OR

(excludes use overseas)

$1000 Extra Talk / mth

To standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)


Get $200 credit on your Telstra bill when you switch your mobile service to Telstra fromanother carrier, and sign up to an eligible 12 or 24 month mobile plan. Also get up to $250 for eligible devices when you sign up to an eligible 24 month handset payment and mobile plan and trade in your old mobile phone, depending on the model and condition, paid to your Paypal or bank account.

Marine Pd

Nerang St


Short St

Telstra Store Australia Fair 42 Marine Parade Southport 4215 PH: 1300 655 861

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: New Phone Feeling: The New Phone Feeling offer will remain on your account until you cancel it, use the offer or your 24 month term ends, whichever is earlier. If you use the New Phone Feeling offer and take it up again you will be charged $10/mth for Telstra New Phone Feeling until you cancel it, use the offer or your subsequent 24 month term ends, whichever is earlier. Choose Your Upgrade: Some usage is excluded, such as calls/text/MMS to premium numbers (e.g. 19xxnumbers), 1234, 12455, 12345 numbers and to some satellite numbers, content charges and use overseas. Unused allowances expire monthly. Chosen bonus upgrade will remain on your account until you recontract, cancel your plan or move to an ineligible plan. Bonus Credit: Mobile service must not have been a Telstra mobile service within the last 6 months You will receive your $200 bonus credit by your second bill. If you cancel your mobile plan within 12 months of your contract start date, you will be required to repay a pro-rata amount of the bonus credit. Trade In: Proof of identity required. Money paid by bank transfer or PayPal within 7 business days. Offer available from 19th September to 2nd November 2014. The spectrum device and ™ are trade marks and ® is a registered trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited, ABN 33 051 775 556.

Get it november  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you