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Shorty’s Shout: Shorty’s Shout: Shorty shares his outspoken opinion on life and being a mentor Attitude always determines Altitude: How far can positivity get you? Horoscopes: is destiny awaiting? See what’s in your stars this month
Features 10 18 20 32 34
Gig Guide: Your map to the hottest festivals and concerts throughout april The Formula for Success: The value of mentoring Coast Bloke: Family man and The Renovators runner up Luke Pollock discusses life after the show Cyber Bullying: a cause for concern Mums who mean Business: Local women on the road to success
Fashion & Beauty 24 26 28
Glow & Tell: australian glamour Toni Pearen shares her beauty secrets Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Spoil you mum this may Fashion File: Fresh and fabulous autumn looks
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hat does mentoring mean to you? I asked myself this question after I interviewed author, columnist and confessed blog-oholic Mia Freedman. With a career in the media now spanning over two decades, Mia was just 24 when she was catapulted to the dizzy heights of magazine-world stardom as the youngest Cosmo editor in Australia EVER! Since then, she’s become my role model…my mentor. One piece of advice she gave me that I’ll never forget is what she called her “sure fire way to get through any day” and it came in the form of a life mantra: “When you drop those juggling balls, just remember they’re not made of glass. They bounce. So just pick them up, poor yourself a glass of wine and keep juggling.” How true is that?! Unfortunately, we’re not profiling Mia this month but we do have some really great and motivating reads for you to sink your teeth into. I catch up with Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ (no, not to check out his abs) to find out just how much of this party-boy’s life, candidly exposed on the hit reality TV show, is real and how much is, well...sensationalised. You’ll never guess what he says! Okay, I’ll admit I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to spirituality and self-healing. And until this issue I was (ironically) blind-sighted by all that I couldn’t (or refused to) see for myself. If you’re anything like me, I recommend you flick to page 14 and read the excerpt from Lyn Collett’s latest e-book, Get Your Attitude Working. Lyn discusses how changing you attitude can lift you to greater heights than you’d ever image (hmm, maybe that was Mia’s secret). Over on page 32 we discuss the startling risks facing our kids with a new and disturbing phenomenon sweeping schools and homes all over the nation - cyber bullying. And with the lead up to Mother’s Day next month, we’ve profile five local (and seemingly normal) Wonder Women in Mum’s who mean Business. With more fashion, entertainment and goss than you can poke a stick at, it’s time to pour yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy Get it’s Mentor issue. Until next time,
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April 16 Tony Bennett Live Jupiters Hotel & Casino will add to their lineup of legendary performers with the oneand-only Tony Bennett to perform live in the redeveloped Jupiters Theatre this month. The 17 time Grammy award-winning performer will take to the stage, joined by his daughter, vocalist Antonia Bennett, to captivate audiences with his roster of hits for what is to be his first Australian tour in nine years. Following a $20 million investment in the venue, Tony Bennett will be one of the first concerts in the new Jupiters Theatre, along with Michael Bolton and Seal already confirmed, and more announcements to come. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com.au.
Gold Coast Film Festival April 19-29 The Gold Coast Film Festival presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre has released its program for the 2012 festival! This year’s theme has a pop-culture focus, with films such as Iron Sky, the Space Nazi comedy, as well as the new horror film from Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods. If you’re not a pop-culture junkie, don’t worry, you’ll still find a range of films just right for you. The program includes Asia Pacific Screen Award winning films and nominees Buta, Mr Tree, Silent Souls and The Yellow Sea. The festival will close on April 29 with Safe, the new highoctane action film starring Jason Statham. gcfilmfestival.com. WIN TICKETS! Send your details to info@getit-magazine. com.au with “WIN GCFF” in the subject line to be in the draw. Good Luck! Total Carnage March 31 Leaders in entertainment Cross Promotions International and Jupiters Hotel & Casino join forces to showcase the sport of Muay Thai and Kickboxing in an arena never seen before; it is Total Carnage! A world-first event, Total Carnage unites the hard-knocks of traditional Muay Thai and Kickboxing events, the glamour and sophistication of worldclass stage shows and the bright lights and celebrity culture of Las Vegas to bring you the ultimate fighting event of 2012. Only one man will walk away with the title of World Full Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion. May the best man win. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
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SuPAFeST The hottest urban festival this side of the equator is set to rock our shores this April 14 when Supafest returns. In its inaugural first year, Supafest drew over 65,000 people who were entertained by superstars Akon, Kelly Rowland, Pitbull, Jay Sean, Sean Paul and Eve. Supafest 2011 featured The Godfather of Rap Snoop Dogg, as well as Taio Cruz, Timbaland, Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes and Nelly with over eight hours of live performances and crowds of over 100,000! Quickly gaining momentum, along with a reputation as the world’s largest Urban Music Festival, the third installment will boast yet another stellar line-up and an unforgettable party experience with superstar acts like Chris Brown, P-Diddy, Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Ludacris, Big Sean, and so many more! This is one concert you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets now at supafest.com.au
Grammy Award winning vocalist and songwriter Seal will perform his only Queensland show in Jupiters Theatre on April 17. Seal’s Australian fans will see him perform all of his hits as well as songs from his brand new album, Soul 2, released in Australia last November through Warner Music. Seal’s powerful music transcends genre and has had a phenomenal effect on music lovers worldwide. From emotional, romantic love songs such as ‘Prayer For the Dying’, ‘Don’t Cry’, and the Grammy Awardwinning ‘Kiss From A Rose’; to dance and soul-infused pop hits like ‘Killer’ and ‘Crazy’ and moving renditions of classics on Soul and Soul 2; Seal’s unique voice continues to capture the hearts of millions. Acclaimed by critics and fans worldwide for his tremendous and versatile talent as a vocalist, Seal’s live shows are also known for their impressive production values. Seal’s 2009 Australian tour had the critics raving; will this year be even better? Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com.au
The destiny of big name entertainment on the Gold Coast will be fulfilled at Jupiters Hotel & Casino with Kelly Rowland performing live in Jupiters redeveloped theatre on April 20. The Grammy award-winner will claim the stage with her world-wide hits including ‘Work’ and ‘When Love Takes Over’ to mark a new era for Jupiters Theatre and for live entertainment on the Gold Coast. Kelly Rowland launched her post-Destiny’s Child solo career by teaming up with rapper Nelly in 2002 for their worldwide, multiple award-winning No.1 hit ‘Dilemma’. After two successful albums, Simply Deep and Ms. Kelly, Kelly Rowland stripped back her R’n’;B roots to release one of the biggest dance tracks of 2009, ‘When Love Takes Over’, with French music producer, David Guetta. Her third album, Here I Am, is out now with the latest single ‘Motivation’ featuring Lil Wayne, currently sitting at the top of the US charts. Don’t miss your chance to see Kelly Rowland at the Gold Coast’s home to live entertainment. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com.au
I have good news and bad news Directioners! The good news: One Direction are coming to Australia! The bad? Tickets are practically impossible to get your hands on. Tickets to the UK band’s nation-wide tour through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne sold out in just three minutes last month. THREE MINUTES! In Sydney, groups of teenage girls camped out overnight for tickets, old-school style. (You’ll be so embarrassed about this one day ladies, let me tell you...) The worst thing about this is that scalpers started selling tickets to the concert online only minutes after it had sold out for prices up to $5000! But never fear: word on the street is that One Direction will be coming Down Under once again for a more extensive tour later in the year. So watch this space! April 2012
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