Label Magazine Spring 2019

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DE VITO WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, BAR & FUNCTION CENTRE CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A UNIQUE GOLD COAST DINING EXPERIENCE. Currently ranked #1 Gold Coast Restaurant on Trip Advisor, De Vito Waterfront combines a breathtaking position on The Broadwater, which dazzles day or night, along with superb Italian fare and exceptional talent on show nightly. Australia’s renowned tenor, Singing Chef, David De Vito and his equally talented wife and Chef, Tarscha, draw on a lifetime of serving up great homestyle Italian cuisine and performing powerful renditions of Opera and modern classics. Born the son of a Neapolitan Opera Singer, David’s voice, musical prowess and showmanship make every occasion memorable: weddings, events, families, groups or dinner a deux. Check online for De Vito Waterfront’s weekly entertainment schedule for more details of their eclectic mix of nightly entertainers and don’t miss the monthly special event showcases featuring David De Vito and his musical friends.


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Italian Food, ‘Just Like Mamma Still Makes’ Traditional Italian Cuisine with a side of live entertainment 5 nights a week, Bambino Italian Ristorante has been described as “A Hidden Gem” & “The Best Kept Secret” of the Gold CoastRestaurant scene. With Foodies, Food Bloggers & Food Critics publishing “Best Pasta on the Gold Coast” & “Best Pizza” outside of Italy itself, Bambino Italian Ristorante is fast becoming less of a secret and more of a must go and eat. Experience Italy on the Gold Coast & Book NOW!

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6-7 Luxure Property in Focus 12 Beauty Guru – Marionne de Candia 14 Aroma-therapy – new season’s fragrances 26 Just Kids – what’s trending for children 28 Label Loves 52 Leather Together – what inspires the founders of Zaliah 46-47 Cover Story – Cara Delevigne: runway to the silver screen 78 Label Subscription Offer – Win a Marriott ‘Staycation’


16 Sunblockers – hats that turn heads 18 Basket case – totes adorable! 20 Men’s Fashion – 2020 Trends 24-25 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Resort 20 Collections 36 Men’s Fashion News 38 Tacoola – the next wave in swimwear 54 Get Shirty – the classic shirt dress revival 79 MBFF Brisbane – Spring-Summer fashion hot off the runway

BEAUTY 17 21 22 32 34 42

Set for summer – hair protection Good Grooming – men’s hair products Beauty – Summer wonder products BBL treatment Gold Rush – Metallics are all the glow Main Event – Hair repair and styling


40-41 Food & Wine 44-45 Recipes – Tortellini at Midnight


30 Spring Interiors 48-49 WeightLoss Solutions Australia 50 Fresh Mint – the fresh flavour in 2020 60 Dr John Flynn – Explants Explained 62-63 Travel – Baltic Bliss by Jules Ingall 66 Motoring – Jaguar XE: performance and styling enhanced 70 Box Office – what’s on at the movies 72 Books – Compelling spring reading 76 OMB Solicitors

SOCIALS Image: Shutterstock Birgit Kos walks the runway at Oscar de la Renta Spring Summer 2019 fashion show during New York 4Fashion Week

57 MBFF Brisbane social scene 68 Socials – Label’s pick of events and happenings 71 Palm Beach Socials 74-75 Socials – Gold Coast Wonder Women Cover image supplied by: Tag Heuer

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255 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters Situated on a sprawling 3296 metre block on prestigious Monaco Street this magnificent home offers the quintessential Gold Coast lifestyle. The property represents an opportunity to own one of the most iconic homes in the city. A landmark position with commanding views over the main river. The open plan indoor areas flow effortlessly to multiple undercover outdoor entertaining terraces. The interiors provides approximately 1300sqm in total space.15 metre pontoon will cater for a large boat and several jet skis.


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Welcome to Australia’s first renters community For decades the ‘great Australian dream’ of owning your own home has gone unchallenged. But the world is changing. Owning a home is no longer a reality – or even a desire – for many Australians. But with an imperfect rental system that doesn’t provide long-term security, what does the future hold for those who want to rent indefinitely? The Smith Collective may be the answer. The Smith Collective is a new community made up entirely of rental apartments and townhouses located at the site of the former Commonwealth Games Village at Southport. Australia’s first ‘build to rent’ community, the Smith Collective is designed for living, not just ‘staying’. The build to rent model, which is popular in the United States and Europe, redefines the traditional rental process by forgoing individual landlords and allowing residents to secure long-term leases with the promise of many benefits of home ownership. Property innovators JLL, along with Grocon and UBS Asset Management, are behind the introduction of build to rent in Australia and believe it, and the Smith Collective, will reinvent rental in this country. UBS Asset Management Executive Director Michael Woodrow said, “Our vision is to create a thriving and blended community unlike anything the Gold Coast has seen. Research shows that while an increasing number of people want to live where they work, shop and play, they also yearn for the security of long-term leases and ability to add personal touches to their homes. By maintaining ownership of Smith Collective’s residential offering, we are able to grant those wishes.” Featuring 18 apartment towers and 82 two-storey townhouses (including 172 accessible homes) and a 6280sqm retail hub, the Smith Collective is one of the Gold Coast’s largest urban renewal projects and has already announced plans for new Woolworths and BWS stores that will form part of an ever-expanding boutique retail precinct.


With over seven hectares of parkland, Smith Collective also boasts a huge range of facilities including: • Landscaped gardens • Four gyms • Four swimming pools, • Community veggie and herb gardens • Off-leash dog park • Multiple community BBQs • Walking, running and cycling paths • Homebase community centre Plus much more. Smith Collective is inviting everyone on the Gold Coast to view their new community and tour the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom townhouses for themselves at a series of fun, free community events in November and December. Choose from Friday Night Bites with food trucks, live entertainment and a pop-up bar, Family Fun Days filled with heaps of activities for the kids or even family movie nights. To find out more visit

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Say farewell to waiting weeks for repairs and not knowing if you’ll be able to renew your lease. Ta-ta to never being able to hang your favourite pictures or paint your walls. And sayonara to sudden rent rises and not being able to own a pug (or two). At Smith Collective you can enjoy a whole new way to rent. As Australia’s first renters only community we know that you want the same things homeowners do… just without the mortgage. So say bye-bye to old style landlords, and hello to being a Smith. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom townhouses now renting. Become part of the new rental movement at today. Smith Street • Southport


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Described by influential beauty blogger, BeautiCate Editor and Founder, Sigourney Cantelo as “the high priestess of the Australian Spa industry”, Marionne de Candia has applied her 30+ years of wisdom and expertise and now offers her own tailored treatments. Marionne has partnered with top Plastic Surgeon, Dr Luke Stradwick to open the first of her Facial Rooms at his Gold Coast surgery.

Marionne de Candida Facial Rooms offers non-surgical day treatments, including the revolutionary HEALITE which can be used both pre and post-surgery to assist healing, bruising, pain, swelling and skin rejuvenation. Marionne’s customised facial encompasses a paramedical procedure with lymphatic drainage, acupressure and reiki. This ‘hero’ facial, which also includes massage, finishes with a hyaluronic masque to give instant results. Throughout her three decades of practice, Marionne has studied facial techniques under the world’s best, including the famous lymphatic educator Dr Vodder. Marionne’s special topic of interest has always been the ageing skin and the effects of premature ageing due to sun exposure and environmental agents. While her specialty lies within perfect technique and knowledge of the latest advances in anti-ageing skincare, her real passion is in helping people; in identifying and applying the right treatments, products and lifestyle adjustments to make a real difference in people’s lives. Marionne’s special touch and Reiki inclusion ensures you emerge fully relaxed and as rejuvenated as your skin. Recognised by Net-a-Porter in their ‘little black book’ of top 5 world facialists, Marionne has played an integral role in the development of some of Australia’s leading spas. The honorary title of ‘Celebrity Facialist’ is reserved for those whom celebrities trust to regularly care for their most precious asset. With a client list that includes Elle Macpherson, Kate Hudson and Baz Luhrmann to name just a few, her skin care expertise and facial skill sets are well renowned and applauded in a wide range of media from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue through Conde Nast and spa Industry publications. Marionne de Candia Facial Room Dr Luke Stradwick Plastic Surgery Gold Coast Level 2, 103 Nerang Street, Southport Tel: (07) 5591 3365 / 0407 155 135


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Spring clean your fragrance collection with these sure-fire scents-ations. BURBERRY HER BLOSSOM

Bright and energetic, Her Blossom is a love letter to London in bloom: a walk through sunshinesoaked parks and down blossom-covered paths. The gourmand signature of the original Eau de Parfum wrapped in luminous plum blossom notes – sparkling mandarin, creamy sandalwood andcomforting musk notes convey warmth and depth. The bottle is luxurious yet understated, inspired by an archival Burberry fragrance design.

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The latest incarnation of Givenchy’s classic (and totally delicious) Very Irrésistible, bursting with rose, vivacious pink pepper and goji berry.

A floral, spicy and oriental eau de parfum with notes of ginger, tuberose and sandalwood. The limited edition features a pretty horseshoe from the silken ribbon.



A sensual white musk accord, with delicate overtones of bergamot, iris and neroli, as well as cedar, honeyed and powdery notes. 1957 was the year Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel received the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in Dallas.

Described as “more than a fragrance” it was created as “an ode to youth, to friendship, to life” andhas notes of lemon zest, raspberry, patchouli and rose-blackcurrant.



The latest edition to the Sì by Giorgio Armani collection, this sweet floral fragrance is composed of orange blossom, mandarin, and vanilla notes.

Charming, wild and irresistible, White Suede features elegant musk and woody spices.



This eau de toilette ‘embodies freedomloving women’. A warm scent, Chloe Nomade includes freesia top notes.

A fresh white floral fragrance that captures the intoxicating scent of the tuberose blooming on a hot summer’s night.

To win Burberry Her 50ml EDT valued at $130 each, email the prize name “BURBERRY HER” and your contact details by Oct 20th, 2019 to



Sun LACK OF COLOR SPENCER-BOATER This classic boater trimmed with a black bow detail will keep you cool and stylish all summer. Accredited with a UPF Rating 50+ (Australian Tested). RRP $79.

MESA CAP A cool, structured ‘baker boy’ cap in woven cotton denim, finished with custom cotton lining, offers the right amount of shade and attitude. RR $159.



Covering both fashion and function, especially during the harsh summer months, hats are hot. As every model, stylist and fashionista knows, hats complete your outfit, hide less than perfect hair and allow you to switch up your look with the added bonus of UV protection! Tap into one of the key fashion looks, year-round, with a style for every occasion.



With a 10.5cm peak made from our handcrafted raffia braid, the Bianca offers protection from the sun whilst adding that sports luxe style to any outfit. RRP $195.

This gorgeous broadbrimmed hat will not only keep the sun off your face but will turn heads as well. Made from palm leaf and 100% natural. RRP $34.95.




The Kelly Fedora by Brixton is perfect for bright summer days under the sweltering sun. This stylish sunhat makes effortless styling a breeze. 100% Paper. RRP $99.95.

Perfect for picnics, the polo or music festival, this wide brimmed boater style features vintage pink patterned ribbon. RRP $159.

Crafted from raffia straw, this classic sun hat is the perfect staple for summer. The adjustable drawstring inside can be used for a customised fit. RRP $179.

SUZI CAPELINE HAT Offering UPF50+, this cool Cancer Council hat is perfect for travel as it is squashable, packable and washable. RRP $39.95.

GG RAFFIA WIDE-BRIM HAT Crafted in Italy from raffia, this wide-brimmed hat is embroidered with the illustrious interlocking GG logo and has a moulded crown and brown grosgrain trim around the rim. RRP $1,415.

AVENUE CHISWICK STRAW SUN HAT Woven from paper yam, this wide-brimmed 'Chiswick' sun hat has an artisanal look with a tonal grosgrain ribbon around the top and a matching chin strap. RRP $190.

SET FOR Over the long, hot summer, hair can come off second best: colouring, drying and styling, chlorine, salt, UV exposure and other lifestyle factors can contribute to dryness and damage. Hair masks, treatments and leave-in conditioners are some of the simplest ways to restore hair health. Here are just a few potent potions to add to your healthy hair routine.

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE TONIC LOTION Tea tree oil and rosemary and peppermint extracts make this tonic a tingly treat for your head that also tames painful tangles and encourages hair growth in the process. RRP $29.30.

ORIBE SUPERSHINE MOISTURIZING CREAM This creamy leave-in conditioner doubles as a glossy heat protectant and disguiser of split ends. RRP $74.

OUAI LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER Spray in this multi-tasking conditioner and proceed to heat-style for softness, high shine, and a dreamy fragrance. RRP $40.

SACHAJUAN HAIR REPAIR Formulated with Ocean Silk Technology to promote cell regeneration and encourage growth, this sulphate-free hair mask leaves you hair silky and manageable. RRP $46.

AVEDA DAMAGE REMEDY INTENSIVE RESTRUCTURING TREATMENT If the texture of your hair has suffered due to over straightening, this hair mask will transform it into silk. Filled with moisturising barley, smoothing jojoba oils and quinoa protein which strengthen the hair shaft from the inside out. RRP $50.





The new season’s totes are totally versatile – a natural fit for cocktail hour, girls’ get togethers, summer soirees or a day at the races. Make your match in rattan, raffia, straw or woven with intricate braiding.


The Effie Rattan Rectangle Bag must be one of the best buys this year. Perfectly practical and lined with suede with wooden handles and cute tassel detailing, it’s a little bit business, and plenty of pleasure. RRP $99.99.


A popular piece in Cannes, St Tropez and Miami, Staud’s macrame Moreau bucket bag with smooth wooden beads is perfect for summer and the leather detail means it will transition from office to island. Now $291.


For the beach and beyond, this compact little number known as Isla Bahia Petite Basket Bag by Pamela Munson looks equally charming set against the backdrop of a country stroll or hot in the city. RRP $346.51.


Neat and petite, the Sensi Maxi Calado Canasta with polished bamboo handle will carry you (and your gear) from boardroom to bar, with a tropical vibe straight from its native Ecuador. RRP $488.89.


Your spring accessory is in the bag, with Loewe’s luxurious take on a classic basket tote. Hand woven from palm leaf, the silhouette is complete with adjustable handles and a logo embossed patch crafted from smooth tan calf leather. RRP $580.


If you’re looking for something a little different, Loeffler Randal specialises in trends with a twist, such as this sweet take on a summer-friendly style, with its structured wicker silhouette and playfully patterned liner. RRP $425. Kirsten Dunst, 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Source: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe


From Gucci, the eternally chic GG Marmont woven shoulder bag is the summer version of the iconic GG Marmont shoulder bag. Crafted in Italy from raffia-effect, this woven design is topped with the iconic Double G emblem. $3,320.00.


Robert Gordon’s classic harvest bags are a Godsend now that plastic bags are a no-no. They cart your groceries in style and without squishing and the suede handle is comfy on the hand or arm. Set of two, RRP $78.95.



Fab for formal, the raffia Kaia baguette clutch features a beaded strap, small inside pocket and magnetic button closure. RRP $430.08.





Take note, as the mercury rises, so does the proclivity for patterns, neons, sheers and silky shorts. This season, men’s fashion is anything but boring. BOXER BRAVE

For Spring/Summer 2020, designers have taken the shorts trend up a notch, reaching into a previously taboo realm of boxer shorts. Matched with vests and Ts, silky boxers took to the runway at Prada, Versace, Giorgio Armani and Fendi shows. Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2020 show was all about “Sicilian jungle”: retro suits, safari suit-style winged collars and palm fronds.


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It’s all about going see-through on top this summer: mesh shirts, sheer tracksuits, Organza bomber jackets and tulle overshirts make the barely there trend as practical as it is eye-popping, particularly with temps likely to soar.


Another key theme in the northern previews for Spring Summer 2020 are totally coordinated combos: shorts and shirts in florals and patterns, denim on denim, all white – as long as it is the perfect pair.

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The ST.1 HYBRID from Ecco shoes draws its inspiration from the American buck shoe from the 1950s. A combination of a traditional leather shoe and sneaker sole, it’s a relaxed spin on a formal shoe with a healthy dose of swagger, but the core focus is comfort, performance and versatility. It has been designed and engineered with advanced “SHOCK-THRUTM” technology which is more sole material under the heel to enhance comfort and increase shock absorption. More at



Confidence comes from a cool coiffure. These products are LABEL’S pick of the slickest.

HOLD UP Suited for both long and short styles with a sensual unisex scent, Free. Hold will help you rock a perfect look. RRP $39.95.

SMOOTH DUET The Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet keeps skin soft and supple. Shave using the Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum, and follow with the Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion to hydrate and soothe. $87.

CREW DO The Lanolin and Complex Strong Hold of this water based styling pomade provides your style with high shine and a strong, flexible hold. RRP $35.15.

GOOD FAT Fatboy Perfect Putty is a lightweight, creamy hair putty that combines volume, texture and a medium hold for effortless, casual styles. $31.99.

TRIPLE TREAT Three-in-one brush for hair growth, scalp massager and detangler. RRP $19.99.




Instantly quench thirsty skin, even out your complexion and promote healthy circulation with Maaemo Revitalize Face Mist, the latest product from the Australian certified organic skincare brand. Hydrating botanicals and active ingredients such as Kakadu Plum and Echinacea replenish the skin’s moisture and boosts nutrients via the delivery of Vitamin C and antioxidants.


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Keep your skin hydrated and acting younger with R+F Active Hydration Serum™. This moisturising, oil-free serum contains Hyaluronic Acid and 30% Glycerin to help defend against dry skin.




REDEFINE® Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet while rich antioxidants and optical filters noticeably firm the area under the eye for a more vibrant and youthful appearance.


REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum conditions, revitalizes and calms your lips. Rich with Peptides and Vitamin E, this all-in-one serum helps lips feel smoother and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.


SAFFRON OIL 100ML $69 3 OMVEDA An all-round, concentrated nourishing oil


containing valuable anti-oxidant properties addressing many skin concerns. This versatile facial oil can be used on all skin types and helps repair damage, soothe and ease irritations, minimize wrinkles and dryness, reduce pigmentation and diminish problems such as acne and pimples.


Protect and perfect with Radiant Defense™ Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 25. This lightweight, oil-free Glow Guard is available in six flexible, natural-looking shades that provide buildable coverage. Select one shade or mix two together for a customised glow.

SCHMINKLES $42.00 4 WRINKLES You can’t stop time, but you can slow it down with Wrinkles Schminkles Medical Grade Silicone Chest, Decollete and Decolletage Pads. Your chest wrinkles and décolleté and décolletage wrinkles can be caused by sleeping on your side, ageing and sun damage. These clear, Silicone Chest Wrinkle Pads are worn while you sleep and are the perfect non-invasive chest wrinkles treatment and work effectively to smooth out your chest, cleavage, decollete and décolletage wrinkles. 100% Medical Grade Silicone and reusable for 20-30 uses.





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We live on the world’s largest island, and our fashion reflects the diversity of our landscapes. As the days grow longer and we shed our layers and embrace the sunshine, take inspiration from home-grown designers showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 20 Collections. Be bright, bold, Bohemian, bejewelled, but above all, be brilliant.

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Birthdays, special occasions, Christmas (it’s coming!) or to keep boredom at bay, here are a few cool kids’ accessories, games and collectibles that will inspire creativity. MISSES BONNEY

A treasure trove of exquisite creations for children of all ages. Be enchanted by customised doll houses, made to order, or The Misses Bonney hand-smocked dresses, available in store and online

HATCHING TOOTHLESS If your little ones are fans of How to Train Your Dragon, they’ll love coaxing this interactive baby Toothless out of its shell, teaching it to fly, and playing games like “hot potato”. It comes from the makers of Hatchimals. $98.35.

Customised Doll houses, made to order The Misses Bonney Hand smocked dresses available in store and online


PLANE BED The Sky B Plane is a funky kids’ bed with an aviation-inspired design that is as educational as it is engaging. Made of fibreglass and chrome plated finishes, the Sky B Plane has several storage compartments and the top wing can be used as a bookshelf. The CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE decorative suitcases include secret storage compartments and allow an easy access to The Cranbrook Wooden Playhouse the bed. $32,703.88. is made of 100% weatherproof cedar timber and holds up to 6 children. It features a quality slide, rock climbing wall, working doors and windows, two belt swings, a glider as well as monkey bars, cafe table and bench, upper and lower level clubhouse, lower level clubhouse with working door, café table with bench. $1,019.


This fast-paced, family-family card game is a twist on the game Snap, but in a much more millennialfriendly vibe. It even comes in its own avocado carrying case so you can take it with you for rainy days on holidays. $14.95.







LA brand, Emme Parsons specialises in “simple, understated elegance by creating timeless footwear that you will wear again and again”. Favoured by the fash-pack and insta-influencers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Warne, these timeless classic sandals are made by small family-run factories and tanneries that are ethically run and adhere to the highest environmental standards.


Elle McPherson, The Body, top model and founder of Welleco, has released a range of Super Boosters. Containing botanical extracts and bioactive nutrients for targeted support, the range aims to assist men and women with health issues such as libido, immunity, liver detox, bone strength, joint health, skin, nails and hair. $60 for seven day pack. www.

TABLE TOPPER This special memoir edition of Windows at Tiffany & Co. offers a glimpse of the history of the renowned Fifth Avenue flagship window displays. Beginning with founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s vision and the ground-breaking work of Gene Moore, the book chronicles Tiffany windows from the 20th century through the modern and inventive displays of today. US$895.

LIP SERVICE Non-surgical lip enhancement has never been so smart. Say goodbye to the old, irritating, tingly plumping lip gloss formulas and hello to plumpa-licious technology with Skin O2’s collagen mineral makeup. $28.

BEE BEAUTIFUL Give your skin an invigorating experience with Burt’s Bees® masks, formulated without parabens, SLS, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances or silicones and not tested on animals. Choose from three masks: Exfoliating Clay, Detoxifying Clay or Hydrating Overnight Mask. Available from Big W, RRP $29.99.

GOLDEN GLOW Moving into long, hot days, there’s nothing more flattering than a touch of bronze. A hero of the Nars colour collection, this globally award-winning bronzing powder creates a warm, natural sun-kissed glow and contour for the face. $60.





Usher in the spring with a profusion of floral prints and patterns, from delicate blooms to vivid tropical hues. Adding a verdant pop of nature in your living space creates a sensation of serenity. Mix and match different designs for a fresh and funky space, or a light touch of botanicals to infuse an air of elegance.


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The Lincoln range has a distinctly retro vibe and has been completely hand crafted from rattan, cane and bamboo, bound together with reed. RRP $999.

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Create a tropical resort feel in your home with the Bermuda range. Handcrafted from bamboo, rattan and bent cane bound together with reed, this stunning and unique occasional chair features a soft fabric seat pad for added comfort. RRP $649.


Antique Brass Planters are a great display piece or perfect for upright or hanging plants – perfect for any space and any decor. Dimensions: 28W x 28D x 52H cm in antique brass powder-coated aluminium. RRP $337.



Missoni Home Tiamat Sofa, designed by Cristiano Magnoni, features a roomy, circular seating area and a gently curved backrest. Seen here in the vibrant Samoa 174 material, a matt-shine chequered floral print from Missoni’s new Oriental Garden fabric collection.


Add a touch of the Tropics into your home with the Fijian fan from Beacon Lighting in bronze with coffee coloured rattan blades. Also available in dark coffee. More at


The LiFE! Navy Tropical Classic is perfect for relaxing, reading a book or watching your favourite movie. Comes with separate internal liner ensuring no beans are spilled and the cover is easy to clean. RRP $64.95

‘Summer Indulgence’ by Carol Robinson is just one of the made-to-measure floral wallpaper murals available to order onto a variety of wallpapers including peel and stick. From $71 per squaremetre. More at


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This alluring Tropical Toucan Ceramic Table Lamp features a tailor made shade with Tommy Bahamas Beach Bounty printed fabric. RRP $500.


Flower Beds iPhone Case for the iPhone 6/6S, 6+/6S+, 7/7+, 8/8+, X/ XS, XR & XS Max features a vibrant colour image captured in Bangkok, Thailand. The sleek and sturdy Flower Beds iPhone Case fits your device perfectly, helping to protect it from scratches and dust. RRP $28.95.



Inspired by Humphrey Bogart, this sumptuous armchair, finished in DIG IN leather comprises a swivel From Italy, the Excelsa range polished brass base. Great for home or office. More of cutlery brings out the best in every occasion. More at at



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We all love the choice that a buffet brings. After all, nothing quite brings a group of people together like crowding around a table teeming with antipasto delicacies or a help-yourself gourmet cheese selection. The Grazing Table Company has proven that buffets can actually be works of art, giving the humble spread a modern makeover. Business owner, Tracey Vogel spent almost two decades in the food industry before embarking on her most exciting adventure yet. “I’ve always loved food, and even more so the environment that it creates when people gather around it,” she said. “Food is almost always at the centrepiece of great get-togethers and events. Working in the restaurants and businesses I worked in over the years didn’t allow me the freedom to put my signature on the food I was creating. With my passion for food, and a passion for creativity, it seemed inevitable that the two would come together. “Whereas many artists put paint on a canvas, my art is food on a table. I love telling stories and bringing out the romantic nature that food inspires. Everyone strives to create a memorable event and The Grazing Table Company can help create an unforgettable food experience at the heart of any event.” Tracey creates a custom experience, complete with props and themed elements. Dietary restrictions are catered for. For more information, visit




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Wake up every day with ‘your face on’

Women love the results of permanent makeup as it can help them achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing surgery. The most obvious benefit to permanent makeup is waking up every day with your ‘face on.’ You can shower, sweat, sleep and wake up still looking ready to go. It is also perfect for people who have allergies to traditional makeup or have sensitive skin. At Premier Cosmetic Solutions, internationally-trained principal, Lorraine has transformed the faces of hundreds of happy clients. Located in a state-of-the-art studio in Runaway Bay, Lorraine has 13 years’ experience in the cosmetic industry and prides herself on having an excellent eye for detail. If you love the look of fuller lips but don’t want to use fillers, lip treatments will give your lips a more defined, fuller look. Lorraine can correct shape and bring lips back to life with your chosen colour. If you love a full lash line, but lack the necessary steady hand, permanent eyeliner could be for you. Lorraine also specialises in face mapping and customising brows.

“Eyebrows are the frames of the eyes and can change and enhance your whole face.” “Cosmetic eyebrow tattooing is great for people with sparse or uneven brows, correcting symmetry, lifting the tail end or arch and adding or enhancing colour, thickness, style and shape.” Permanent makeup is among many of Lorraine’s services. From non-surgical facelifts to results-driven skin procedures, Lorraine takes prides in helping women take years off their appearance. All procedures are low-risk, with minimal downtime. For more information, connect with Premier Cosmetic Solutions on Facebook and Instagram or go to


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Armani expressed a vision in blue for Fall Winter 2019-2020. On the runway in Milan, feminine figures, slim and slender like pencil strokes, moved throughout the rooms together with strong yet graceful men, united through the colour blue: deep and vibrant, defining a timeless, velvety elegance that is perfectly balanced. Eveningwear is lengthened, dazzling and sleek with its sparkling garments, featuring styles as simple as T-shirts or velvet jumpsuits that make a statement with their textural, agile flair. Themes for Armani Exchange FW19-20 capture the ironic and irreverent spirit of the brand. Ads starring Lucky Blue Smith and sister Pyper America Smith, Kento Yamazaki e Nana Ouyang return to the basics of Ts and denim, with the logo front and centre.


Cult streetwear brand Champion is upping the streetwear game forever, with an epic High-Street-meets-high-end collaboration: the Champion x clothsurgeon range. Clothsurgeon, a bespoke London streetwear brand debuts to the Australian market via the collaboration, which mixes both brands’ DNA and philosophy. The range features varsity-style, trenddefining pieces, including vintage-style cardigans, letterman hoodies, sweats and tees. It maintains Champion’s edge, but blends it with clothsurgeon’s contemporary aesthetic to offer a polished high-end touch to classic streetwear. Priced between $100 and $1,000, the range is available online and at Champion Pacific Fair.





TACOOLA swimear

Tacoola swimwear is born and bred Gold Coast, and now making waves wherever there’s sun, sand and selfies.

The world of designer swimwear is a competitive and complex market. What better way to cut through than on the back, and body, of Kylie Jenner! For some that would be the pinnacle, but Gold Coast designer, Jeni Patch and her vintage-inspired brand, Tacoola, it’s only just the beginning. With a style that captures days gone by, in an ode to the vintage era, Tacoola has climbed the heights on the world stage, spotted on the svelte and sun-kissed bodies of influencers across the globe, including Audrina Patridge, Demi Moore’s daughters and the afore-mentioned Kylie Jenner. Tacoola’s signature swimsuit, the Mai Mai, as favoured by Jenner, has since set a trend across the globe and led to unbridled success for the brand. Jeni says the brand has grown from humble beginnings and they’re dedicated to staying true to their style and beliefs, which keeps the customers coming back.

Tacoola promises a designer swimsuit that is flattering, comfortable and keeps it classy, yet allows every woman to feeling sexy and confident,” she says. “The unique texture of our signature 70s knit fabric is loved and adored by all of our customers around the world. With its 100-way stretch it delivers a fit and shape that is flattering, pulling you in and adding a layer of confidence.” Cultivating a brand that has a body image conscience, Jeni has combined her flair for design and her business know-how with a responsibility to promote good messages for girls and women. “I am a mum of three boys coming from a long line of women seamstresses with a flair for fashion and creation. Tacoola was born from my desire to design for strong women and from my passion for vintage eras.”

“Ours is a story of an organically grown brand,” she explains. “We started small and we’ve seen overwhelming success in a very short time. Our first online swimwear collection sold out almost instantly.”

Named after Jeni’s white horse and meaning “beauty in the natural state of wild and free”, Tacoola sets itself apart from the plethora of homegrown swimwear labels on the Gold Coast and Australia with its core design values and commitment to quality. “We aim to design swimwear that transcends age and body shape. Our customers range from young girls and teenagers to mums with babies and little ones, plus everyone in between and beyond.



Sonia Stradiotto Couture brings you a rare and more specialised garment for the elite, covering the times in your life that matter. Your moments are our mission, and serving you is my passion and privilege. From holiday wardrobes to mother of the bride, my brand is with you every step of life’s way. Thank you to all the clients that have been with me for three decades. My team and I are here to style and select the wardrobe or occasion that you dream of. Whether it’s our ready to wear brand, our outlet range or our bespoke service, we serve you with integrity. Sonia Stradiotto 2019




The unique combination of incredible fare, atmosphere, tradition and talented chefs makes every occasion a celebration at Misono Japanese Steakhouse – the largest teppanyaki restaurant in Australia. With its superb location on the third floor of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Misono is ideal for families and groups. A range of teppanyaki banquets are prepared right at your table featuring combinations of fresh seafood, tender steak, succulent chicken and hibachi vegetables. When the skilled culinary Masters at Misono are in full flight, utensils and ingredients flying, you are guaranteed of an entertaining and delectable meal. Open for dinner 7 days a week. Tel: (07) 5592 9770.

HOT COFFEE, COOL CARS A new social hub and dining venue with a seriously cool point of difference has opened at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Espresso Twenty5, located within The Boat Works shipyard and marina, boasts a supercharged view into a stunning private collection of 30 classic, vintage, prestige and race cars. The Boat Works is owned by Champion racing car driver, Tony Longhurst, and this latest innovation, Garage 25 has already become a magnet for the tradies, customers and locals. Nestled among tropical greenery, Espresso Twenty5 specialises in home-made pies and pastries, mouth-watering slices and baked delights, paninis, fresh wraps and sandwiches, juices and the allimportant caffeine line-up in all its forms using organic eco-friendly beans from Byron Bay Coffee. More at FB esptwenty5/insta _espressotwenty5/

PURE GOLD Golden Child Wines is a collaboration between grape grower David Hamilton, and winemaker son, James. David established the family vineyard in 1997. The elevation (330m-380m) and close proximity to the coast (15km) make it ideal for growing premium cool climate grapes. In addition to providing son James with fruit for Golden Child, David has supplied grapes for almost 20 years to some of South Australia’s bestknown wineries. James has extensive winemaking experience, having worked in Australia and California over the past 12 years. With names like Freakin Weekend, Beach Bum, Lazy Sunday, Island Life, 7pm Red and Alive or Just Breathing, they are bottled with humour as well as talent. Distributed by Déjà Vu Wines.


LIMONCELLO Spring is the best time to refresh your palate with the zing of lemon. This recipe, from All Day Cocktails by Shaun Byrne and Nick Tesar calls for loads of lemons and some patience, but it’s all worth it for the citrusy perfection that emerges. Makes approximately 1.5 Litres (6 cups). Ingredients: 2kg lemons 250g caster (superfine) sugar 700ml vodka 250ml white port 10g dried lemon


Peel the lemons and combine the peel and sugar in a sealable 1 litre jar. Leave to rest for 2 weeks in the fridge. Halve the lemons crossways and char, flesh-side down, in a dry griddle pan set over a high heat for about 1 minute. Combine the charred lemons with the vodka in an airtight container and leave to rest for 2 weeks at room temperature. Mix the white port and lemon balm together in a sealable jar and leave to rest for 1 day. Add 700ml water to the lemon peel and sugar and stir to dissolve. Strain the vodka, white port, and water and sugar mixtures through a coffee filter or a piece of muslin (cheesecloth) into a large bowl or saucepan. Stir until well combined, then pour into sterilised glass bottles. The limoncello will keep for up to 1 year in the fridge. This is an edited extract from All Day Cocktails by Shaun Byrne & Nick Tesar published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $34.99 and is available in stores nationally.

SCREEN GEM Thanks to our friends at The Arc at Nobbys, we present Movie Night - a top treat to accompany a night in front of the small or big screen. Recipe: 30ml vodka 30ml Kahula 10ml popcorn syrup 60ml cold brew coffee Shaken and strained. Popcorn to garnish.

DON’T FORGET TO FLOSS Add that pop of colour and taste sensation to cakes, desserts and parties – kids’ and adults’ – with exquisite Pashmak, a traditional hand-spun Persian sweet similar to fairy floss. Each batch is hand spun into a delicate weave of wool-like strands that will melt in your mouth. Traditionally blended with flavours such as rose, pistachio, saffron and orange blossom, Pashmak can be stretched and shaped to suit your confection. RRP $12.95.

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Straighten like a pro with the latest addition to the Evy Professional next generation thermal styling tools: the new Pro-Style 1” (25mm) Straightener. Designed with patented mineral infused technology and flexible floating plates the Evy Pro-Style boasts a super-fast Korean heating element and locks in natural moisture for a silky smooth, perfectly styled salon finish. $198.00.



Tame the frizz and treat your hair to smoothing home hair care that delivers exceptional results. Free of salt, sulphates, parabens and silicone, e-smooth Organic Solutions for Hair from Evy Professional uses wild-crafted organic ingredients, amino acids, ceramides and hyaluronic acid combine to deliver strength, shine and hydration. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml $39.95. Seal Repairing Serum & Tame Smoother Cream 100ml $45.95.






Stop hair colour fade with White Sands Color-Protecting Orchid Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner which uses the orchid’s anti-aging features and mineral richness to support colour retention. With an extra gentle sulfate-free formula, the duo will leave hair feeling clean and full of body without stripping strands and fading colour. 281ml $22.95. 67ml $5.95.

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Tortellini at midnight

Sometime in the 1950s, Emiko Davies’ nonno-in-law began the tradition of ringing in the new year with tortellini al sugo. He served it along with spumante and a round of tombola, and sparked a trend; up until the 1970s, you could find tortellini at midnight on New Year’s Eve in the bars around the Tuscan town of Fucecchio. This is just one of the heirloom dishes in this collection, for which Emiko Davies has gathered some of her favourite family recipes. They trace generations that span the length of Italy, from the Mediterranean port city of Taranto in the southern heel of Puglia to elegant Turin, the city of aperitif and Italian cafe culture in the far north and, finally, back to Tuscany, which Emiko calls home. Tortellini at Midnight is a book rich with nostalgia, with fresh, comforting food and stunning photography. It is a book that is good for the soul.


Parmigiana is a layered vegetable dish that has nothing to do with parmesan cheese or the northern Italian town of Parma (as it is often mistakenly thought), and everything to do with southern Italian cooking. It has all the hallmarks of a true icon of Italian cuisine; it is resourceful, seasonal, economic and deliciously satisfying all at once. SERVES 4 AS A MAIN OR 6 AS ANTIPASTO 2 large eggplants (aubergines) (approx. 1 kg/2 lb 3 oz) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) tomato passata (puréed tomatoes) handful of fresh basil leaves 500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) vegetable oil, for frying 1 large ball (approx. 200 g/7 oz) fresh mozzarella, sliced 80 g (2¾ oz) aged pecorino (or parmesan or caciocavallo), grated Peel the eggplants if you like, then cut them lengthways into 1 cm (½ in) thick slices. Layer them in a colander and sprinkle each layer generously with salt (don’t worry, you will rinse it off later). Finish layering and salting the slices, then place a plate on top followed by a weight (such as a tin of beans or tomatoes). Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 1 hour. During this time, the eggplant slices will weep a brownish liquid. Rinse them under cold water and carefully pat them dry with clean tea towels (dish towels). While the eggplants are draining, prepare the tomato sauce by heating the olive oil in a deep pan over a low heat. Add the onion and cook gently until soft and translucent but not coloured, about 10 minutes. Add the passata, along with a few basil leaves, a splash of water and a pinch of salt (try not to salt this sauce too much; it should be bright and fresh – also keep in mind the cheese, especially if using caciocavallo, which will add some saltiness too). Increase the heat to medium and leave to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sauce is as thick as you like it. Set aside until needed. Pour the vegetable oil into a wide saucepan, preferably one that will fit three or four eggplant slices at a time. Set over a medium–high heat. The oil is hot enough when a cube of eggplant dropped into the oil sizzles immediately. Fry three or four slices at a time, a few minutes on each side, or until they are evenly golden brown. Drain well on paper towels and leave to cool. Change the paper towels as necessary and continue frying until all the slices are cooked.

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Assemble the Parmigiana by first spooning some tomato sauce in a thin layer over the bottom of a rectangular or oval ceramic or glass casserole dish (ideally, the kind that you can also present at the table). Top with a single layer of eggplant, then spoon over some more tomato sauce, a few torn up basil leaves and a handful of cheese – both mozzarella and pecorino. Continue layering eggplant, tomato sauce and basil, ending with a more generous layer of cheese, in particular the pecorino. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until you can see the edges bubbling and a golden-brown crust has formed. It’s best to let the Parmigiana sit for about 15–20 minutes before cutting into it, and it’s also delicious served tepid rather than piping hot – a real treat on a hot summer’s night.


DITA LINI PASTA WITH MUSSELS AND BEANS This is a delicious, hearty and always satisfying combination: plump mussels from Taranto’s port and earthy, creamy legumes in a flavourful, fragrant broth, and you can find it in all of Taranto’s typical trattorie. The brothy sauce makes this something halfway between a pasta and a soup, and it is always served with a spoon. Instead of borlotti (cranberry) beans, you can also use cannellini beans or even potatoes, peeled, diced into 1 cm (½ in) cubes and boiled together with the pasta. SERVES 4 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) live mussels in their shells, beards and any exterior grit removed 240 g (8ó oz) ditalini pasta (or other very small soup pasta) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 garlic clove, finely chopped ½ onion, thinly sliced 125 ml (4 fl oz/½ cup) dry white wine 1 large ripe tomato, diced 200 g (7 oz) cooked borlotti (cranberry) beans, drained 1 hot red chilli, finely chopped (optional) handful of flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, finely chopped Check over the mussels and discard any that are cracked or open and won’t close when gently prodded. Make sure the mussels are cleaned well in fresh water and, if necessary, scrub with steel wool. To open the mussels, heat them in a wide, shallow, dry frying pan over a medium–high heat. Cover, and shake the pan occasionally to help the mussels move around (the ones on the bottom will find it harder to open fully than the ones on top). After about 1–2 minutes, check them and, with a pair of tongs, begin pulling out the mussels that have already opened and transfer these to a large bowl. Continue until all the mussels have opened (any that are still tightly shut can be discarded). Turn off the heat. Strain the precious mussel liquid left in the pan – either using a very fine-mesh sieve or a regular sieve lined with a paper towel and set over a bowl – and pull out the meat from the shells (reserving some whole mussels to garnish), discarding the shells. In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil (see page 17) and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet (minus 1 minute of cooking time). Heat the olive oil in a wide frying pan over a low heat and gently fry the garlic and onion for about 5 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and sizzling but not coloured. Pour in the wine and increase the heat to medium. Add the tomato and simmer for a further 5 minutes (if you’re using a tomato that you think is probably not as ripe as one that you would find in sun-drenched Puglia, let it cook for 10 minutes, and add a splash of water if you find the liquid is reducing too much). Add the beans, the mussel meat and their liquid and taste for seasoning (this is important to do only after you add the liquid from the mussels as it can be quite salty). Add the chilli, if using, and some freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes, then toss over the parsley as you take it off the heat. Drain the pasta (reserving some of the cooking liquid if you feel you didn’t have enough mussel cooking liquid) and serve with the rather soupy sauce (add a splash of the pasta cooking liquid if necessary) of mussels and beans and a drizzle of olive oil. It should be eaten with a spoon.

This is an edited extract from Tortellini at Midnight by Emiko Davies published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $52.00 and is available in stores nationally. Food Photographer: © Lauren Bamford Lifestyle Photographer: © Emiko Davies



CENTRE stage


ara Delevingne, 26, has been modelling since leaving school in 2009, when she signed with Storm Models, responsible for Kate Moss’ rise to ‘super’ status.

She has graced the cover of magazines as diverse as Glamour, Vogue, Elle, W, GQ, and alternative press such as Garage and Love magazines and walked for fashion houses such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria’s Secret.

The campaign, shot by Juergen Teller is quite literally a celebration of the English capital, her cherished hometown. The creative captures a carefree, adventurous spirit and demonstrates Cara’s full skill set, as she sings her own version of ‘Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner’ and traipses around London soaking up the ambience and the blossom-lined streets during spring.

“London has that freedom and that zest for life that I definitely hold dear to my heart.”

In 2012, Cara was crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion awards, an honour she reprised in 2014. Born in London into a prominent aristocratic family whose ancestors include Viscounts, Baronets, Majors and Lord Mayors of London, Cara has had a stellar career in modelling, branching into acting and is a staunch supporter of LGBTQ youth charities and humanitarian projects. Image credit: Tag Heuer

In the Northern Spring, Cara was named the face of Burberry Her, the latest fragrance from the iconic British brand that helped launch her career. According to the brand, “Cara Delevingne embodies the energetic spirit of a Londoner”, which is ideal for this new interpretation of Burberry Her.


Burberry photo credit: Juergen Teller

‘Her’ eau de parfum is the first gourmand with a british twist by Burberry, “A burst of red and dark berry notes lightened by a luminous, white woody accord”. The bottle is luxurious yet understated, inspired by an archival Burberry fragrance design.

Of the campaign and the long-lasting relationship with Burberry, Cara said “I think Burberry is very evolutionary in terms of how they change”.

personality and iconic heritage. With their feminine flair and understated sophistication, any one of the new models in the Carrera Lady 36 mm collection will make the ideal accessory for the discerning and confident modern urban woman. Cara captures the style and personality of the new Carrera Lady watches: Fearless and feminine, Cara’s personality and reputation are a perfect complement to these contemporary products. “For me a watch is not only a fashion accessory, it’s also something that reflects who you are and your way of life,” said Cara. “In that regard, I like my watch to be daring, bold, and noticeable.” She continued: “The first thing you notice when you look at the Carrera watches is the design, the lines, the elegance without being too classic. I really like the touch of colour, the stainless-steel bracelet, and how you can wear them with different looks throughout the day.” Looking forward to new projects, including appearing with Orlando Bloom in ‘Carnival Row’, a new Victorian fantasy show launching on Amazon Prime this August in which she plays a fairy called Vignette, Cara is enthused and energetic about uniting the worlds of fashion and film.

Burberry photo credit: Juergen Teller

“There’s something very young spirited about the brand. It has that freedom and that zest for life that I definitely hold dear to my heart and Burberry does as well.” Cara first signed with Burberry in 2011, aged 19, in a campaign alongside Eddie Redmayne. Her style and persona have certainly evolved since her teenage years and Burberry Her is the perfect reflection of this more sophisticated Burberry woman. “Burberry Her is more layered . . . it has two sides to it. It has that masculine element in terms of the bottle and it’s cooler, it’s more withdrawn, which I like.” In between pursuing her acting career, Cara has close ties with Swiss timepiece brand Tag Heuer, partnering with the iconic brand for the new Carrera Lady. The refined and feminine Carrera Lady watches have been emboldened with an elegant design, while staying true to the Carrera line’s daring

“Acting has always been my dream—it’s definitely where I see my future,” the young supermodel told Harper’s Bazaar in 2012 at the London premiere of her film debut, ‘Anna Karenina’ (wearing Burberry, of course!) No doubt, with her chameleon genius, Cara Delevingne will continue to light up the silver screen and delight followers of fashion.

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GOLD STANDARD WeightLoss Solutions Australia (WLSA) is proud to announce that we were recognised with two international industry awards (Asia Pacific Stevie Awards), presented recently in Singapore: Gold Winner for Innovative Management in Health Care and Silver Winner for Excellence in Innovation in Health Care.

recipients, the health care industry leaders I look upon, all of whom have made significant contributions to the medical sector internationally. Special thanks to my team at WeightLoss Solutions Australia, from the customer care to the medical experts, for committing to our

Further to those honours, WLSA was presented with two additional Stevie Awards: Silver in the category of Company of the Year Health Products & Services; and Bronze in the category of Entrepreneur of the Year - Health Products & Services Status. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are an international business awards competition that are open to all organisations in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region and focused on recognising innovation in all its forms. professions and passionately pursuing our It is a great honour to be placed in such vision to end the obesity epidemic in our distinguished ranks as those of the past country.


It was not too long ago that the bariatric industry was in its infancy, with doubts and confusion of what the surgical procedures could do to assist with weight loss. We have faced and overcome challenges since the year 2000 and today, we are proud to be one of the leading centres in Australia, taking major initiatives to help shift the nation’s awareness about obesity as well as understanding how the medical interventions can truly save lives.

It has been my lifelong passion to help Australians become healthier and happier, to live their best lives. We must continue to work together in making the scientific breakthroughs and foster a positive understanding of this industry, with respect to the patients, medical professionals as well as the researchers. I thank all of our patients and partners, for without you believing in us, we would be unable to pursue this vision and to receive such esteemed recognition. Our awards are equally yours. I am committed to further WLSA reach and be an open platform nationally and internationally, for all to join in our movement, not to fight but to end obesity.


At WLSA, we feel very fortunate to have a strong community of #WeightLossWarriors, industry partners, as well as support from the government that has started to give focus on this critical disease.

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According to the colour experts at Coloro, 2020 will abound with fresh and fruity hues in interiors, fashion and theming, among them cantaloupe (rockmelon), cassis, mellow yellow, purist blue and neo mint.

Neo-Mint evolves from the popularity of soft pastels, established by Millennial Pink before it. This hue embodies a forward-thinking mood and an almost utopian optimism as we look forward to global events that promote harmony, collaboration and noble endeavour, such as Tokyo’s Olympics and NASA’s Mars Rover that will bring the future to the present. More at I LAVA YOU From Young Living, LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub adds hydrating, exfoliating luxury to your DIY spa night. $40.60.

BIGGEST FAN The Nordic in Mint (142cm) from Beacon Lighting is a fresh approach to cooling.

COOL SOCKS Animi Causa presents Ice Cream Socks in Mint Choc Chip. They’re almost good enough to eat! 100% cotton. One size fits all. $16.99.

HOME SWEET HOME The Havana Home Diffuser in Heirloom Mint is part of the Artisan Range and is a blend of tomatoes and a touch of garden mint. https://havanahome

SITTING PRETTY The Sita Outdoor Dining Chair features synthetic woven seat on a teak frame.

ART FROM THE HEART The organic formations of Karibou’s ‘Mind Over Matter’ collection are akin to bubbles softly rising to the surface. Available in five stunning colour options: Rust, Indigo, Lavender, Teal and Sage to perfectly complement any palette. $160.


PHONE HOME Wild and Wolf’s scandiphone telephone is 1950’s style with all-in-one push-button. $119.


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ZALIAH is the brand on everybody’s lips (and hips) this season and it’s helmed by a dynamic mother daughter duo, Tiarne and Monique Ettingshausen, who have invested their passion for fashion and creative flair into the luxe Australian label.

As Tiarne explains: “There was a gap in the market, for high quality pieces that didn’t break the bank. We are all about quality over quantity, and we are not going to be seen everywhere and anywhere. We are exclusive, and we make sure quality control is on point.

“We understand these pieces are investments and we personally make sure that they will stand the test of time and be worth your money.” Here, Tiarne sheds some light on the origin of the brand and what we can expect next.

What inspired you to start your own label? We found a niche in the market as we couldn’t find any leather pieces that were high quality, but still affordable for the everyday woman. Everything was breaking the bank, and the leather quality wasn’t even great! What does the name ‘ZALIAH’ mean? We just wanted something super unique, and we came up with ZALIAH! It has a cool edginess to it. What is your background before starting Zaliah? I studied fashion business and design, and then went onto styling for Cosmo Mag for a few years. Monique was in fashion retail owning her own retail store with her mum for 10 years. What specialties/skills do you and your mum each bring to the brand? I like the customer service part of it and running the social media, and mum is great with the designing elements and she’s also so great in sales. We both work hard and balance each other out. What are the hallmarks of the brand? We are all about high quality pieces; quality over quantity for sure! Customer service is also one of our strong points. What are some key pieces for spring we should invest in? A really great pair of linen shorts and a linen shirt. This way you can mix and match the two with denim, layer up on those cooler nights, but also look effortless and transition into summer wearing them together. Linen on Linen is a must! You also can’t go wrong with a simple Linen dress you can pop your leather jacket over, or wear on its own. What’s your vision for Zaliah in the next few years? Focusing on our online stor, and really mastering the website so it’s an easier shopping experience for our customers worldwide. Adding in better quality images, measurements, videos, currency exchanges. Online, the world is your oyster! The surname and business based in Cronulla are a give-away. Are you the great League legend, ET’s daughter? And did you inherit his sporting talent? Yes, ET is my dad. I played tennis for most of my childhood and even attended distance education from year 7 to 11 as I played tennis full time. It was a wild experience but I was injured too often to continue. Training six hours a day, you really learn to be motivated and determined which I feel has come across to our business.

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A classic shirt dress should be a staple item in every wardrobe. Perfect with slides and simple accessories for a day by the pool or lazy Sunday brunch beachside, and just as cool with heels and a cross body bag for work or glam evening out.









1. COUNTRY ROAD Floral Shirt Dress. RRP $59.95. 2. SEREN Olga floral-print silk-satin maxi dress. RRP $1,072.22. 3. CHINTI & PARKER striped shirt dress. RRP $825. 4. FORTE FORTE belted shirt dress. RRP $1,047. 5. EVI GRINTELA Victoria striped cotton maxi dress. RRP $1,048.16. 6. Aje Resort 2020 7. TIBI Belted cotton-piquĂŠ midi dress. RRP $759.42.


50 and Fabulous!

It was a lavish and luxurious celebration for Kate Bennett’s 50th, as family and friends pulled out all stops to toast the effervescent dynamo, mum and Wonder Woman herself. The venue was the superb Mobile Barber Shop Depot, Bundall – a warehouse-style barber shop run by barber extraordinaire, Joey D’Adderio and his wife, Nicoletta Sagripanti, that does double duty as an event space, with all the ambience of a New York loft, complete with Airstream van bar!

Kim Bourke & Abe Ziedan

Kate Bennett & Tony Cochrane

Pat Worboys, Shelley Walker, Marg Palmer, Kate Bennett, Karlie Ezair & Rebecca Baird

Sonia Stradiotto & Zoe Bennett

Luca Sanguigno & Michael Frost

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Allen Ezair, Karlie Ezair, Pat Worboys & Jeff Worboys


LIQUIDATING MY COMPANY — NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD COME TO THIS! Whether it is a voluntary decision or the court appoints a liquidator at the request of an unpaid creditor, Liquidation is every director’s worst nightmare. Specialist Accountant Clare Birnie says “It is important for Directors to educate themselves on business risks and act on the early warning signs that something might be wrong, however, if you find yourself in liquidation take a deep breath and remember, the sun will come up tomorrow – you will get through this”.

have the right to harass you – send them to the liquidator.

It is important to remember that Liquidators are just doing a statutory job. You will be asked to hand over all the company’s assets and records. You might even be asked to help the Liquidator recover some assets or your specialist skill might be required to finish a job for the company to get paid.

If the funding stops, and the company continues to incur liabilities, directors start to get into a danger zone where they can become liable for insolvent trading and potentially personally liable for all the unsecured creditor debts. This lifting of the corporate veil only occurs if the company ends up in liquidation.

You might be interviewed by the Liquidator (several times) and you might feel that the Liquidator is implying that you have hidden assets – don’t take it personally, that is their job.

Financial Crisis Advisor Ginette Muller says, “When a company is distressed, a director should consider Safe Harbour protection before putting any more money into the business”. Ginette’s advice is to make sure you know what you are risking by keeping the doors open sometimes it can be more than you think. She says, “stay safe, and get competent and trustworthy advice”.

Liquidators are naturally suspicious and have statutory duties to recover all assets and check whether you have breached any director duties. Creditors want liquidators to investigate – they want answers – they have a right to be unhappy because not getting paid by you might cause their collapse. However, once in Liquidation creditors don’t


If a company can’t pay debts as and when they fall due, it is insolvent. But you can, and most directors do, provide personal funding to a business that is insolvent – to meet some or all its liabilities and keep the doors open.

To make an appointment with Clare or Ginette, call 1300 669 914 or visit

Seek independent financial, taxation or legal advice to understand how this information relates to your personal circumstances.

2019 MBFF BRISBANE The Spring/Summer Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, 25 to 29 August at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, showcased the very best of local, national and emerging fashion designers and retailers before an audience of fashion lovers, media and industry insiders, with a program of runway shows and other events. The key focus of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is supporting the local fashion industry by giving Queensland designers a platform on which to showcase their work and connecting them directly with their customers.

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Tracey Watkins and Kath Rose

Brooke Falvey and Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Lindsay Bennett, Anastasia Hastings and Anna Stokes

Jett Kenny

Kylie Lang and Lorilie Cunningham

Damien Anthony Rossi and Amelia Gundelach

Richard Smith, Official Ashmore will bePhotographer honoured as normal. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane




your FEED face The beauty buzz is all about enzymes, chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions. Certain enzymes, such as those in fruit, papain (papaya), pineapple or blueberry, are effective exfoliants and work by breaking down the keratin protein layer (dead cells), resulting in smoother, softer skin. Here’s Label’s pick of the bunch!


SKINCEUTICALS MICROEXFOLIATING SCRUB The SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub is a gentle exfoliating scrub for combination or oily skin. It is also suitable for body. SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub targets congestion and roughness, promoting healthy cell renewal while deep cleansing pores. Skin is left soft, radiant, and polished. RRP $47.

DERMALOGICA DAILY MICROFOLIANT This iconic rice-based exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin to perfection. RRP $64.43.

SKIN INC COENZYME Q10 SERUM Revive tired and ageing skin and boost skin renewal with this serum which is formulated with Coenzyme Q10, a natural cell revitaliser. RRP $64.

An enzymatic dermal resurfacer, this exfoliating mask peels and polishes to create a radiant complexion. RRP $90.

TOO FACED PINEAPPLE GLOW MOISTURISING AND BRIGHTENING FACE MASK Refreshing and pineapplescented, this rinse-off mask exfoliates, softens and smooths skin for a glowing complexion. RRP $64.



50 and Fabulous!

The event was styled by Styled by Sasha, with balloons from RubyJu Events and floral décor created by Gold Coast Flower Walls. Impact Lighting Co and Neon Republic were responsible for the customlighting which set the mood. Photograher was Celeste Humphrey of Novasoma Photography.

Guests enjoyed the delicacies from The Grazing Table Co, and elaborate cake and other sweet treats from Cakeable Vanessa and Oh My Ganache. Well known and loved for her megawatt smile and exuberance, Kate – looking positively mesmerizing in a Sonia Stradiotto gown – is happiest surrounded by her adoring family and life-long friends who turned out in force to kick up their heels for half a century. Here’s cheers to many, many more!

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Kate Bennett & Thea Jeanes-Cochrane

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Niki Taylor, Tiffany Thornburgh & Rebecca Baird

Tracey Gillinder & Paul Simpson

Thea Jeanes-Cochrane, Catherine Alati, Kate Bennett & Kim Frost



etween 13,000-17,000 breast implant procedures are performed in Australia each year. Gel or fluidfilled pouches are inserted in the breast area for many reasons, including cosmetic enhancement or reconstruction after surgery.

According to the TGA, “Breast implants are not lifetime devices and need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years”. Here, Dr John Flynn demystifies the “explant” and answers some of the key questions about the procedure. Q: Why are “explants” trending? Many women present to their Doctors or Plastic Surgeons with concerns about their breast implants, the majority of them in the older cohort who had their implants 15 to 20 years ago. Most of them have decided they’re too big, too heavy, they’ve lost or gained weight, or maybe there’s an issue and they’ve decided to remove them. In some cases, there’s a complication such as capsular contraction, a leak or rupture. Is media hype around certain implants causing cancer leading to a spike in explants? There is a lot of misinformation on the internet and in the media and the truth is, the incidence of complications is very rare – something like one in ten thousand. There is no conclusive evidence surrounding implants and cancer, and it’s important to consult an expert who can advise you on your unique symptoms and situation. It all boils down to women around 45 years and over, wishing to reduce the size of their breasts, or something has occurred to cause them concern. What does the explant procedure involve? It’s very simple – remove the implant and associated capsule. Sometimes women decide to replace them with a smaller implant or go ‘au naturel’. What are the options then? Women may opt for a mastopexy (breast lift) to ensure their breasts sit up in a reasonable position, or an augmentation mastopexy (implant and lift) after having their implants removed. About Dr John Flynn MBBS, Dip RACOG, FRACGP, Dip.P.Derm (UK) FACCS Senior Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Flynn has practised on the Gold Coast for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and has a wide experience in Cosmetic Surgery including Facial Lifts, Breast Augmentation, Liposculpture and Laser Surgery. Dr Flynn also has a keen interest in the treatment of Skin Cancer and Varicose Veins. Dr Flynn has studied and trained overseas and is Board certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery and has a Diploma of Practical Dermatology from the University of Wales (UK). Dr Flynn is in demand for teaching and speaking engagements at conferences in Australia and internationally.


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According to research from Berlei, the experts in bras, a staggering 40% of Australian women don’t wear a sports bra while exercising and 76% of women who do wear a sports bra wear the same one regardless of the sport they’re playing. With that in mind, Berlei has released its new Spring Summer Sports range that aim to take care of and support all boobs, for all activities. It’s scientifically proven that boobs move differently during sport. Even a B Cup can bounce up to 8cm! So Berlei has designed a range of Sports Bras that offer single breast encapsulation to treat each breast differently. They don’t compress like crop tops do, they encapsulate, giving you more freedom, comfort and confidence to move. And Berlei Sports bras are designed with custom-sizing in mind, so rather than choosing a S, M or L, you can choose your cup and band size so it’s specific to you. Berlei Sports bras are the only sports bra brand tested, approved and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport, and has been the sporting equipment of choice of Serena Williams since her mum discovered them in a store when she was here playing in the Australian Open.

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The Baltic states are a pocket of countries in the north eastern part of Europe bordering on Russia. Dating back hundreds of years to medieval times, they are rich in culture, history and beauty. Knowing pretty much nothing about this region of the world, I was invited by Canon Australia to experience a road trip starting in Lithuania, journeying up through five countries and ending in Finland. The great thing about road tripping is it offers you the opportunity to experience so much more of a country, see its rural region and engage in experiences often missed in our haste to tick off all the tourist destinations. An overwhelming thing about travelling to Europe (other than the 25 hours of travelling it takes to get there), is that a trip like this involves five countries. So that means five different cultures, five different languages and laws and etiquette that

piece of art, hundreds of years old, all different and beautiful. Of course, the churches in Europe are a strong theme. Historically, life revolved around religion and so in the Vilnius city alone, there are 40 churches, each with intricate detail, beautiful architecture and incredible stories of wars, destruction and life in medieval times. Don’t worry if you’re not religious. I was intrigued to see that most of the churches we visited were more of a tourist attraction than a place of worship that could be appreciated for its magnificence and design rather than its original intention of reverence. From Lithuania, we were chauffeured north to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stops on the way included the legendary Trakai Castle where we wandered the old castle buildings before being treated to local traditional pastries. Each country has its own unique food customs, with beetroot, pork, dill, sour cream and pickled vegetables being a common theme. The food in Europe is so rich in flavour and always in abundance, there was never a time where we sat and just ate one meal. Every day was a gastronomical feast with three or more courses at every stop. Luckily with all the walking involved in the tour, there was no guilt in indulging in the beautiful foods.

go along with each. There’s only so much that google can prepare you. Luckily, rather than try and navigate all the little nuances myself, Back Roads Touring Company and Baltic Blues came to the rescue and looked after the itinerary. Every detail right down to meals, money exchange, tours and more was taken care of, so all I had to do was pack my bags for two weeks in the European summer and let the experts take over. It’s actually exciting to visit a place for the first time with no knowledge or expectation and just be taken in by first impressions. Arriving in the town of Vilnius, Lithuania, is first stop on the journey and I’m immediately thrown back in time. The “Old Town” as it is known is the original castle and town erected inside the castle walls, that today has built into a quaint, cobble stoned village type atmosphere with endless churches, of course, and our first hotel located right on the town square. The best way to experience these places is by foot. Firstly, for someone like me, I am forever stopping to take a snap not wanting to miss one inch of this incredible town, but also you have the time to take in and absorb every detail. Small details like the old doors were my favourite. Every doorway is


The city of Riga is the biggest of the Baltic cities with a population of over 600,000. Founded in 1201, the old town city is another intriguing labyrinth of laneways, cobblestones and historic buildings, which is definitely becoming a consistent theme. In years gone by, Riga was a significant city in the Baltic region due to its location on the banks of the river Daugava making it a key player in trade. It has been occupied by Sweden, Russia and Germany in its history, so you notice the architecture is in layers of different styles created by the many different influences in the hundreds of years since its foundation. A bustling marketplace with fresh produce is a great place to sample Latvian delicacies and an ideal start to a walking tour of the old town city. From Riga, next stop was Estonia. To break up the long drive to Tallinn city, there’s an interesting stop to the town of Ligante. Home to a soviet bunker hidden nine-metres underground a

questioning whether it was worth the effort. Having said that, the design of the city is inspired by Amsterdam with canals and Baroque architecture. Only 300 years old, this vast city is fun to explore on foot where I had more fun roaming the streets than at some of the overcrowded tourist attractions like the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Royal Palace and St Isaacs Cathedral, all which rate as ‘must dos’ on popular travel guide sites. Finally, after many miles walked and driven, last stop on our two-week tour was Finland. My expectations of Finland was all nature, forests and lakes, yet the city of Helsinki is a bustling vibrant city with so much to offer. Again, set on the waters of the Gulf of Finland, there are loads of waterfront markets and restaurants.

hospital, it was finished in 1982 and intended as a shelter for the Latvian Communist Elite in the case of Nuclear war. It’s fascinating to walk through the maze of tunnels and rooms and try and comprehend that this was only 40 years ago. Our guide through the bunker was entertaining, but there wa still a cold shiver trying to get my head around the history. It was the case with so many of the places we visited, soaking up the history but also walking the steps that so many significant moments in history occurred. It was fascinating hearing all the stories from the guides and locals. To lighten the mood after such an intense experience, we stopped just down the road at a small, family-owned winery. The wine tasting is set deep in caves built into the hillside which were originally used as food storage caves for the whole town pre-electricity. Now, they are cute, cosy wine tasting rooms boasting flavours like carrot wine and beetroot vodka. Showing their sense of humour, we were offered to purchase samples at the town “pharmacy”.

This is a very clean and modern city without the now familiar castles and gothic buildings. In history, Finland has been controlled by both Sweden and Russia so the influence of both is evident. It’s a little bit larger than some of the Baltic States with a population of five million people so it’s probably advisable to take a driving tour of this city to really take in the essence of the place. Having started this journey with mild enthusiasm, I now find myself struggling to try and convey what an incredible part of the world this is. From Australia, it’s probably not one of the more popular overseas holiday destinations but this is also what makes it somewhere that should be at the top of your list. Yes, it is popular with Europeans and there are plenty of people around, but it’s not overwhelming. The most enchanting thing about the Baltics is the fascinating history. Each city has its own unique culture, cuisine and story. Trying to get your head around the fact that you are walking paths where Kings and Queens once reigned, is almost eerie. Key moments in history happened on the exact places we stood making the journey all the more magical. The guides each provide their own tales and quirky stories, perhaps sometimes bi-

I’ve travelled a lot in Europe and Tallinn is my new favourite city. When most people think of Europe, it’s Paris or the Amalfi Coast, the Greek Islands, all of which are beautiful. However, more and more, I’m finding myself looking for somewhere new. Western Europe is becoming so busy and being a photographer, there’s not really any hidden gems left. Tallinn has it all. Situated on the Baltic Sea, the old Town inside the castle walls dates back to the fourteenth century and like previous countries on the tour, has an abundance of cathedrals, gothic medieval buildings, secret passageways and cobble streets to explore. There’s a certain charm to Tallinn and particularly in the summer, with the long white nights where the sky never truly goes dark, the city is alive at all hours of the day and night. It’s just a question of how little sleep you can survive on. From Tallinn, the tour headed east to Russia. To be honest, although I am glad to have ticked Russia off my bucket list, the whole process of visiting this country is a mission. Unlike all the other Baltic States, on an Australian passport you are required a tourist entry Visa into Russia which is not only expensive, but takes up to six weeks to process. The procedure to enter into the boarder of Russia by vehicle is a minimum two-hour exercise and once you reach the city of St Petersburg, you have to battle not only with their six million population, but also the 5.6 million visitors per year.

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ased towards their homeland when it comes to “who won the war”, but entertaining nonetheless. A two-week tour is a great way to get a taste of the Baltic region. We covered so much in such a short time and it certainly inspired me to want to return to explore even more. Jules’ trip courtesy of Canon Australia.

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The latest incarnation of the Jaguar XE is a dynamic sporting saloon with the latest technology and enhanced features, poised to turn heads and ignite imaginations.

With a wider, lower profile, the Jaguar XE is sculpted around features that add to its self-assured character. Upgrades to suspension and revised JaguarDrive Control, means the XE’s performance has been enhanced.

XE offers a petrol engine from the Ingenium range with an output of 221kW. The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder Turbocharged Petrol engine includes flexibility to optimise the performance and fuel economy of your Jaguar XE.

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Enhanced with the latest technology, providing greater safety, security and connectivity in your XE.

Renowned for its dynamic handling, XE’s performance has been enhanced even further. With upgrades to the suspension and revised JaguarDrive Control, be prepared for a thrilling ride. Maximising control across all surfaces, XE continually monitors and balances the distribution of torque to improve both the grip and steering of the vehicle. Assisting with its stability, the system reduces understeer by applying the brake to the inside wheels, forcing greater torque to outer wheels. Whether you’re accelerating on the motorway, cornering on country roads or navigating around town, Adaptive Dynamics modifies XE’s response to match the conditions and your driving style. The system constantly adjusts the dampers to provide the optimum balance between comfort, refinement and agility at all times. Jaguar XE’s petrol engine features innovative technologies to provide lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, without compromising on performance.

The optional Touch Pro Duo1 infotainment system offers state-of-the-art entertainment, displayed over two Touchscreens. Intelligent technology2 features enhance your driving experience while ensuring you stay connected. Helping to keep your eyes on the road, Head-up Display3 projects key information onto the windscreen. Easily discover the vehicle’s speed, gear position and navigation through the full-colour display. Enriching the in-car experience for all, InControl offers a range of interactive apps. Enjoy thousands of tracks, ondemand programmes and podcasts. Interact with your XE, wherever you are. Remote allows you to check fuel levels, pinpoint the vehicle’s location and conveniently access locks, lights, and climate. In the event of a theft, optional Secure Tracker2 signals the location of your XE and alerts the authorities immediately, helping to recover your vehicle as quickly as possible.

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John Farnham will headline the music program at the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park over the opening weekend of the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers which runs 20 to 29 September. This year’s celebration will feature a history-making 77 events, 50 Designed producefor and stalls and celebrating from the sunwine protection fun, theseflavours dog shirtsstraight are bountiful paddocks, orchards and vineyards of Southern just paw-fect for your four-legged friend. Queensland Country region, cooking demonstrations, garden $26.95. design talks as well as beer and BBQ master classes and incredible floral installations. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers boasts 1,100 hectares of public parks and private gardens on display, blooming with over 180,000 bulbs and seedlings. Gardeners across the city have been planning and planting over the past month to ensure everything blooms in a perfectly timed carpet of colour for the expected 250,000 locals and visitors who celebrate the event.

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This classic coat by Fetch & Follow is not only stylish but highly practical. Each coat is made from a highly resistant cotton with added wax, using traditional coating techniques from Scotland. Coats are lined with soft Sherpa fleece ensuring your fur pal stays warm and dry.

Pooch Maison is the perfect walking accessories set for you and your pooch. Made from quality vegan leather, you can adjust the length of the leash so you can control how far your pooch can go. The set also includes a collar with two D rings and a walking essentials bag. $49.95

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Over 300 locals and guests from interstate came together to raise funds and for Gold Coast mum of two, Melinda Ferszt. Hosted by 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Mal Lees and Moyra Major, the cocktail party was held in the recently renovated Level 12, Penthouse at The Island in Surfers Paradise. The theme was ‘Live, Laugh and Love for Melinda’ who is battling a rare strain of bowel cancer and requires extensive treatment, only available to her in Japan or Germany. With a super long list of prizes for the online raffles, both silent and live auctions there were plenty of opportunities for guests to take home a prize including a door prize a holiday at Vale Vale Beachfront Villas in Vanuatu. Monies raised were just in excess of $80,000. Photos by Annie Noon of Fotoforce.

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Abominable Judy Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, her wit and warmth shine through and she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Cast: Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Albert Tsai and Eddie Izzard.

Downton Abbey The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Set in 1927, a couple of years after the end of the TV series, the film will focus on possibly the most exciting thing ever to happen at Downton Abbey - King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) are set to visit the home of the Crawley family. Cast: Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Matthew Goode, Elizabeth MCGovern and Michelle Dockery.

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21 Bridges Joker Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as The Joker. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron.

A disgraced detective in the NYPD is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he uncovers a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire. It becomes a case of being the hunter or the hunted. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history – no exit or entry to the island including all 17 bridges.

Hustlers Inspired by a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler that went viral, former strip club employees concoct a scheme to rob their rich, entitled White Street-affiliated clientele just after the ‘Great Recession’ began a decade ago. Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart and Lizzo.

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, J. K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James and Keith David.

Angry Bird’s 2 Good Boys After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone to spy on a teenage couple next door. But things go ridiculously wrong and the drone is destroyed. The boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs and terrifying teenage girls. Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Will Forte.

Charlie’s Angels Working for the mysterious Charles Townsend. Charlie’s Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, the Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin and Patrick Stewart.

When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super-team to save their homes. Voice cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.



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Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward took to the red carpet for the Gold Coast premiere of Palm Beach, a drama/comedy shot entirely on Sydney’s northern beaches. The story revolves around a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday. Starring Bryan Brown, Richard E Grant, Aaron Jeffery, Jacqueline McKenzie, Heather Mitchell, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Claire van der Boom, the good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but tensions slowly mount, and deep secrets soon emerge.

Sonja Hutchins Tracey Bailey as normal. Ashmore will be honoured Sally & Hayley Bateup & Paula Andre

Kate Bennett, Bryan Brown & Thea Jeanes-Cochrane

Emily Jade O’Keeffe & Liz Cantor

Debbie Strutt & Julie Clift

Nigel & Julie Irving

Eleni & Kaila Comino

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BOOKS your reading list this spring

Style Sessions

Elton John

Chyka Celebrate

By the Sea

Personal stylist Kristin Todd sets out to show women that being stylish isn’t about wearing the latest looks from the runway, it’s about building a wardrobe that’s an extension of your taste, your body and your lifestyle. Packed with insider tips, Kristin’s approach to dressing is fresh and led by taste and inspiration rather than rules.

Elton John and iconic photographer Terry O’Neill worked together for many years, taking in excess of 5,000 photographs. O’Neill has drawn on his personal relationship with Elton John to compile this revealing collection of images, from intimate backstage shots to huge stadium concerts, representing the very best of his archive, most of them for the first time.

The queen of home making and event planning, Chyka Keebaugh, shares her interpretation of holidays from around the world, exploring a diverse range of customs and traditions, with her own creative spin on each occasion. And, of course, there’s a delicious recipe and cocktail (or two) along the way. Chyka Celebrate is the perfect manual for entertaining wherever you are, for every season.

By the Sea features more than 50 unique properties throughout the world that have their footprints on some of the world’s most wonderful beaches. Featuring a mix of residential homes, hotels, restaurants and cafes, each property has been carefully selected for its aesthetic value, history, and ambience, and their success in blending with, and adapting to, their enviable beachfront locations.

Only in Tokyo

Wild Dives


Butterfly on a Pin

Hardie Grant Books by Michael Ryan & Luke Burgess

New Holland by Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Mark Hodgkinson

Hardie Grant Books by Alannah Hill

When it comes to eating, Tokyo city boasts around 160,000 restaurants, so where do you start? Only in Tokyo is a personal account of Chefs Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess and some of their good friends in Tokyo’s favourite areas, restaurants and food haunts. You will find all the classic foods of Japan, and more. Sushi, takoyaki, ramen, sandwiches, burgers and even donuts.

Wild Dives takes the reader to remote locations to experience some of the best, and sometimes weirdest, underwater spectacles and adventures from amazing destinations around the world: sharks in The Bahamas, exploring smaller critters in caves and on wrecks and reefs, swimming with Giant Manta Rays in the Pacific and even going eyeball to eyeball with whales.

A 23-times Grand Slam Champion, most WTA match wins on tour and ranked #1 over ten consecutive years – Serena Williams is the ultimate champion. Drawing on Mark Hodgkinson’s interviews with Serena over 20 years, this innovative illustrated biography is the ultimate celebration of the genius of Serena Williams – an incredible athlete, player and global icon. RRP $35. White Lion Publishing.

Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand that defied trends. Yet ‘having it all’ turned out to be another illusion. In 2013 Alannah walked away from her eponymous brand, a departure that left her coming apart at the seams. This extraordinary book is the fierce and intelligent account of how a freckle-faced teenage runaway metamorphosed into a trailblazer and true original.

New Holland by Kristin Todd

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Cassell by Terry O’Neill

Chyka Keebaugh

New Holland by Barry Stone

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Share The Base (formerly, The Base) range of LB cream by Lara Worthington, launched to great fanfare in 2014. The brand has evolved and now, Share The Base operates as a not-for-profit enterprise, donating 100% of its net proceeds to three selected Australian charity partners. Honouring her home country and causes close to her heart, Lara has teamed up with credible Australian charites: WWF Australia, The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, and Bowel Cancer Australia as the first three project partners to launch the initiative. Customers can nominate at checkout where the proceeds from their purchase are directed, and Lara and her team are hopeful this model will generate understanding of the important work of these organisations. A makeup-and-skincare hybrid, the all-inone LB Cream evens skin tone, hydrates,

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Can I Make a Video Will? Smartphones have put a video camera in the pocket of nearly every person, with widespread and profound impacts for various sections of society, including security, surveillance and in particular, the law.

v New South Wales Cancer Council [2002]); - letters to solicitors (Permanent Trustee Co Ltd v Milton (1996)); - instructions to solicitors (Saltmer v Renrick Lawyers Pty Ltd [2018]); In recent years the prevalence of mobile recording has - audio recordings (Re Estate of Carrigan (dec’d) [2018]). resulted in a number of court cases debating whether a ‘video will’ made by someone who later passes away can be valid and What are the risks of video recording your will? Despite the decision in the court cases above, it’s not advised enforceable. you rely on a video recording of your will or other informal In Australia, for a document to be recognised as the will of a means in order to have your wishes carried out after your deceased person it must be in writing and signed by the testa- death. A properly executed written will remains the surest way tor (the will-maker) in the presence of two or more witnesses to ensure your instructions are adhered to when you’re no lonpresent at the same time. How then, can a video recording of ger here. a will be valid? By making a video will, you leave it in the hands of the courts While the law is often slow to adapt to the legal impacts and to determine whether it is a valid expression of your wishes. If implications of new technology, the courts have set down the court decides the recording is not valid (and there is no a number of important principles when it comes to video other will), you could be declared intestate and your assets and recording your will and more generally, what are termed belongings be distributed by the state without taking account of your wishes. ‘informal’ wills. In determining the validity of an informal will such as a video A recent case example The case of Radford v White decided in the Queensland recording, a court will take into account: Supreme Court in 2018 provides a good recent example of this - That the video is an actual record of the testamentary wishes specific issue. of the testator and must clearly address the disposal of their In this case, Radford was the de facto partner of Jay, a 39-year- property and assets, in contemplation of death. old man who bought a new motorcycle. Before he picked up the motorcycle, Radford encouraged Jay to record a video in - That the video shows an intention, without anything more, which he directed what he wanted to happen with his assets to operate as a will. This means it will be likely invalid if it is should he pass away. In the recording, Jay said the majority of referred to in the recording as a draft or a letter of instruction, his assets should go to Radford and that nothing should go to for example. Its wording cannot also consist of mere wishes or requests. his “soon to be ex-wife”, White. Jay had a road accident on his new bike, sustaining serious injuries. 14 months later he passed away. Radford made an application to the court seeking an order that the video recording Jay had made be considered a valid will, while Jay’s ex-wife, White, opposed Radford’s application.

- That the video be a ‘document’. This is the easiest element to establish given courts have previously found that any disk, tape, soundtrack or other device in which sounds are embodied and also film, are considered a document.

It should be noted that the onus of proof that the video is the The court decided in Radford’s favour that the video will of a ‘capable’ testator lies with the person (usually one of the beneficiaries) claiming it is the deceased person’s will. Also recording did form Jay’s will. It found that: note that if a statement in a video recording which purports to be the final will of the deceased conflicts with the terms of a - the video recording was a ‘document’; - the document purported to state the testamentary intentions written will in their name, the written version will prevail. of Jay; and - Jay demonstrated an intention to complete the formalities of In conclusion a will at a later date by stating in the video that he’d “fill out To guarantee your instructions are carried out as you want them to be after your death, it’s best to make a proper will with the damn forms later”. the advice of legal experts experienced in estates and wills, The decision in Radford v White joined a number of other such as OMB Solicitors. This way you don’t leave it to chance cases where it was found a document other than a written, that your will is legally enforceable, avoiding a potentially signed and witnessed will can operate in that capacity for the costly mess for your beneficiaries. deceased, including: If any of the issues raised in this article provide you with questions or concerns, contact OMB Solicitors today on - notes on a mobile phone (Re Yu [2013]); (07) 5555 0000. - Microsoft Word documents (Yazbek v Yazbek [2012]); - handwritten documents not signed or dated (Public Trustee





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