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BOOK A TEST DRIVE. The New Land Rover Defender is a 21st century update on a proven classic. Old favourites such as the rear-mounted spare wheel, the alpine lights and the side-opening tailgate have all been given the modern touch. Inside, resilience and purposeful lines run throughout. And of course there’s that famous silhouette, which is recognised the world over, as it travels the world over. The New Land Rover Defender. An icon in a category of one. Gold Coast Land Rover 96-100 Minnie Street, Southport. Tel: 07 5511 1011 2 / SPRING 202 1

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44 & 45 Cover Story – Rachel Zoe 46 & 47 Vitamin Infusion – WeightLoss Solutions Australia 48 & 49 Help Control Your Hunger – WeightLoss Solutions Australia 60

Financial Fixer, Ginette Muller


Test Drive – Icon Reimagined, new Land Rover Defender




Vaccine Legislation – Legal update with OMB

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Love to Lounge – Sheridan new season fashion


Fashion Forward – top 5 trends for Spring


Walk the Walk – eco-friendly footwear


Summer of Love - men’s fashion


Sunseekers – Spring-Summer swimwear


Luxe Lingerie from Berlei

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Fight Fashion Waste


Personal Best - Activewear

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Love Your Locks – Hair health


Smooth Operator – Nair Ambassador shares hair removal advice


Skin Deep – Men’s grooming tools


About Face – Revolutionary skincare


New looks in nails

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Food News


Drink – Cocktail Mr. Restaurant, Nobby Beach

42 & 43 Recipes – Ombra: Recipes from the Salumi Bar By Carlo Grossi 52

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The Cuban – A taste of Havana in Broadbeach

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Child’s Play – interior design and fashion for the junior set


Essential Oils


Shed & Shred Fitness


Natural Selection – homewares


Hippy Vibe – Interiors

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Love to Lounge

More than linen, Sheridan offers an elevated range of loungewear including robes, pyjamas, nightwear and wraps. Using only the finest quality weaves and products means everything from plush bathrobes through to fine knit wraps and cardigans provide long lasting, stylish comfort. The Sheridan signature unisex bathrobes are crafted from the finest quality materials, creating the ultimate comfort for a true spa-like experience. The use of innovative spinning techniques creates highly absorbent and exceptionally quick drying materials that are luxuriously soft and plush, whilst still being lightweight and breathable. Choose from a range of new loungewear designs, including top and pant sets, dresses or cover ups; crafted in quality materials including cotton modal blends, Belgian linen, alpaca and TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres. For comfortable bed wear, there’s a range of fabrics that allow for free and uninhibited movement while you sleep, or a range of fitted singlets and sleep pants which provide a flattering silhouette without compromising on comfort. More at

1. Supersoft Luxury Surf Robe, RRP $159.99. 2. Abbotson linen Robe, RRP $199.99. 3. Sonance Pant Charcoal Dulcet Tee Charcoal, RRP $89.99. 4. Kerrabee Robe Clove, RRP $149.99. 5. Abbotson Robe Marsala, RRP $199.99. 6. Evandia Pyjama Set, RRP $129.99. 7. Lucet Pant Marsala, RRP $99.99. 8. Adelie Women’s Shirt, RRP $159.99. 9. Mottle Robe Pant Amethyst, RRP $139.99 10. Supersoft Luxury Towelling Robe, RRP $159.99. 2.









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Look back to the 80s for inspiration for oversized boyfriend blazers, complete with shoulder pads! Team with a pair of straight-leg trousers (skinny jeans are out!), matching pants or leather shorts, and dress up or down for an effortlessly chic aesthetic.


Taking inspiration from the 50s and the 60s, and icons like Jackie O, this sleek fashion trend is coming back in a big way. Headscarves protect your hair and add a finishing touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Patterns or block colours – anything goes. Mix things up by wrapping it around your hair, wrist or bag.



Forward TOP 5 TRENDS FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2021 Hot from the catwalks of NYC and Sydney Fashion Weeks, 5 of the fiercest fashion looks we’re coveting for the coming season.

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Soft sorbet tones are the perfect option for spring and they suit a wide variety of skin tones. Mix and match, mint and lavender, powder puff pink and the sweetest hues of yellow in suits and separates.


Enliven your ensemble with a pop of blue, lifting monochrome outfits and revamping your existing wardrobe. From duck egg blue to electric azure, in bags, berets or freshly-buffed nails, blue hues add a refreshing bolt of colour to any outfit.


Tassels on bags, shoes, dresses, wraps and jackets are all the rage. Channel your inner rock chick, bohemian babe or urban cowgirl with fringing.

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Rebuild bonds

INNOluxe is hitting salons nationwide with an innovation that will change the way stylists and clients approach colour services. Stylists no longer need to deny clients a service due to the condition of their hair thanks to INNOluxe, featuring Aminobond Complex, a unique compound of low-weight proteins and natural fruit extracts which is delivered directly into the cortex to restore and strengthen the hair by rebuilding hair bonds during and after the colour or chemical process. INNOluxe ReBond rebuilds hair during the colouring process and also offers significant repair during all other technical services and can also be applied as a stand-alone treatment. INNOluxe Balance Plus restores the correct pH balance to hair following a treatment or chemical process using INNOluxe ReBond. INNOluxe V2 Elixir is a highly concentrated leave-in conditioner and prep crème that reinforces the hair’s strength with flexible proteins. For use insalon and at-home, simply apply a couple of drops to wet hair and style as required. 100ml RRP $69 for 100ml.

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Hot rod

The humble hot brush gets a major makeover with a unique design and incredible results. Silver Bullet Limitless Volumising Hot Brush is designed with a rounded barrel and triple-layer, ceramic and nylon bristles with increased resistance. The result is superior grip and tension that allows the hot brush to get far closer to the roots, for an ultra-smooth, ultra-bouncy finish, free from unsightly frizz. With ultra-fast heat-up to 210°C and five temperature settings, Silver Bullet Limitless Volumising Hot Brush caters to all, especially curly, wavy and textured hair types prone to frizz. There’s an extra-long 360° swivel cord for manoeuvrability, as well as dual voltage functionality for worldwide use, plus a temperature memory function and auto 60-minute shutdown if we’re forgetful. RRP $169.95.

Sleep tight

Tired of waking up looking like you were in a battle overnight, and on top of that, you have to wash or rewet your hair yet again? The premium Rumbie & Co Silk Pillowcase means no “crazy bed hair”. Made with premium quality, 100 percent 22 momme Mulberry Silk, complete with a hidden zipper, this luxurious pillowcase minimises friction between the pillow and curls which in turn minimises frizz and breakage. RRP $80.

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Orchid rejuvenation Made from the petals of 62 different varieties of Orchid Flowers, White Sands Orchids Oil is a unique oil that instantly restores inner balance to the hair and scalp, while creating shine and adding natural moisture to tired, stressed tresses. The orchid is immortal since its cell membranes contain a longevity molecule. Orchids Oil gives hair unsurpassed elasticity and longevity, returning moisture, shine, and softness to hair that has become damaged from chemical treatments, thermal stress and daily UV exposure. RRP $44.95.

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Smooth Operator

We’ve ripped, shaved, zapped and mitted it. Thankfully, there are smoother solutions to the eternal challenge of how to gently remove unwanted hair. Here, Daniela Costa, Nair Ambassador & Founder of Daniela Costa Brows and Beauty reveals all. Hair removal has come a long way in 20 years - what are the gentlest and most effective means of hair removal these days?

If you’re after an effective, gentle and pain-free hair removal, you can’t go past a depilatory hair removal cream. Hair removal creams have come a long way, they’re easyto-use, can be used on all skin types, and leave you with silky smooth skin as they remove hair from below the epidermis.

Depilatories are particularly great for time-poor people as this method will get you hair-frere in as little as five to 10 minutes, depending on the product. Look for creams that also include nourishing ingredients such as the Nair Leg Mask with 100 percent natural clay and charcoal.

The most effective, long-term hair removal method available at salons today is laser. This semi-permanent hair removal solution targets the pigment of the hair, leaving you hair-free for up to several months, depending on how you respond to the treatment - everyone is different. If you’re wanting an effective way to remove hair athome, waxing is a fantastic option. Find the solution that works best for you. Whether it’s a hot wax tub or strip wax, these solutions have been formulated to leave you with hair-free skin for up to four weeks. What about if you have sensitive skin? What are the best products and methods? FACE If your face is sensitive, I’d recommend sticking to tweezing and threading for eyebrows or depilatory creams and dermaplaning to remove peach fuzz from your face. My favourite tweezers to remove individual hairs are Tweezerman Tweezers.

Dermaplaning is also an easy solution for sensitive skin to remove dead skin and hair on your face. Look for tools that have precise and gentle blades, like the Finishing Touch Flawless Dermaplane Glow.

If you’re using a hair removal cream for any part of your face, look out for a cream that is specially formulated to be used on sensitive skin such as the Nair Sensitive Precision Hair Removal Cream. UNDERARMS/BIKINI LINE For those with sensitive underarms or bikini line, a hot wax tub is excellent for removing hair and soothing the skin. Hot waxes, such as the Nair Salon Divine Sensitive Wax 100g are specially designed for sensitive skin and areas such as the underarms and bikini line.

Nair has a wide range of products to suit, whether you have sensitive skin, dry skin or suffer from ingrown hairs. As we are seeing natural ingredients becoming highly requested in the beauty and body care industry, Nair, too, keeps on improving their range. Nair has recently launched its first natural range, Soft Natural Wax Strips, which include 99 percent of ingredients of natural origin, such as chamomile extract and natural beeswax.

They’re generally thicker and soothing on the skin so you can go over the treatment area more than once if needed.

Additionally, the Nair sensitive range, for example, contains moisturising and natural ingredients such as coconut oil and Vitamin E, cherry blossom extract, sweet almond oil, rice bran or argan oil. These ingredients are nourishing and soothing for the skin to complement its hair removal efficacy.


Any other advice?

If the larger areas of your body (arms, legs, back or chest) are sensitive, try a strip wax or depilatory cream with soothing ingredients such as zinc oxide, chamomile and tea tree, as well as oils such as argan, coconut, rice bran and almond. Products with these ingredients, such as the new Nair Soft Natural large wax strips, will not only ensure effective hair removal, but will also be soothing on the skin and minimise inflammation.

Yes, a lot! Firstly, you should always prep your skin prior to any hair removal! That means moisturising regularly to keep your skin hydrated, and exfoliating the skin using a body scrub or exfoliating gloves 24 to 48 hours prior to hair removal.

Can you use creams or waxes on delicate regions? Yes. Look for products that have been developed especially for sensitive skin. There are also products specifically designed for these areas. Hair removal creams or wax may be smaller in size and have an applicator to help you maneuver around the contours of your face. You can also find mini wax strips that can be applied around the curves of your upper lip, eyebrow and bikini line.

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On the day of hair removal, make sure your skin is clean, dry and free of any product. You should also avoid extreme sun exposure prior to hair removal. This goes for at-home and insalon hair removal. Aftercare is also extremely important. Use a topical lotion with ingredients such as aloe vera or tea tree on your treated areas. These work to heal your skin and are also antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory. You also want to avoid sun exposure after removal. Lastly, always patch test any products before using them. More at and



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SNUG AS A BUG The SNUG POD Say hello to the coziest and most irresistible bean bag in the world!

Foam pods that convert from bean bag to ultra-comfy spare bed. Introducing the Snug Pod, a game changing foam ‘bean bag’ that has replaced noisy crunchy beans with shredded foam. Designed by innovative Perth based mattress in a box company Zeek, the Snug Pods conform around the shape of your body to provide that ‘just right’ relaxing feeling. Giant bean bags have been popping up everywhere on social media but with very few options available for the Australian market.

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e brands taking the more eco-friendly option.

Footwear is going vegan, with a slew of high-profil Nike has teamed up with Ananas Anam, which specialises in the pineapple vegan leather known as “Pinatex”, to launch a new plant-based sneaker collection known as “The Happy Pineapple Collection”. Reworking some of Nike’s iconic designs over the years, including their Air Force and Air Max sneakers, the animalfree pineapple-based fabric will replace the use of animal leather, used with other sustainable materials such as cork. Created by Dr Carmen Hijosa, Pinatex resembles leather, thanks to the cellulose fibres extracted from pineapple leaves, and is a more sustainable alternative to traditional vegan leather alternatives derived from plastic, such as PU and PVC. By virtue of being animalfree, Pinatex also requires far

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fewer resources to produce compared to its conventional hide counterparts, as raising animals for skin requires huge amounts of feed, land, water and emits carbon dioxide in the process. The Happy Pineapple comprises five Nike models, each in several colours: Free Run Trail Premium, Air Force 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95 and Air Zoom Type. Nike has also decided to incorporate other sustainable materials such as natural cork into the Happy Pineapple range, as part of the brand’s campaign to “Move to Zero” and tap into the fast-growing eco-friendly sneaker trend. Nike previously debuted animalfree leather versions of its SB Dunks and a recycled plastic “Space Hippie” range, while competitor brands are releasing their own plant-based and

sustainable designs to keep pace with consumer demand. Other brands taking a vegan stance include Reebok, Puma, Veja, Adidas and Swiss brand, On who have collaborated with tennis legend, Roger Federer in “The Roger Centre Court 0-Series”. The new unisex tennis sneaker is made from vegan leather and designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce material consumption. According to co-founder of On, David Allemann, The Roger has approximately 30 percent of the footprint of animal leather and weighs one third of the weight of typical sneakers thanks to its lightweight Cloutec sole with a hidden “Speedboard” feature. The sole delivers “unrivalled cushioning” and helps return energy to the wearer to make each step feel light. More at

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Bathing beauty never goes out of fashion. With year-round sunshine, Australians are early adopters when it comes to new styles, cuts and daring to bare.

IIXIIST is the celebrity-loved brand with a customer list that includes the Kardashians and the Jenners, the Hadids, Mrs Bieber and many more. The brand was an innovator in e-commerce as one of the first Aussie labels to launch via Instagram. According to Designer and Director, Rebeca Klodinsky, she wanted to reconnect with people and inject some humanity back into the business of big-time-fashion. Klodinsky started IIXIIST (formally known as Frankii Swim) at her local markets when she was 23 before quicky transforming it to a global powerhouse earning over $7 million a year and gracing the pages of the world’s leading fashion magazines and blogs. 1.





1. Mili Bikini Top in Moon, RRP $61 Mili Bikini Bottom in Moon, RRP $61


2. Mili Bikini Top in Moon, RRP $61 3. Metallic Darling Bralette in Antiquemoss, RRP $61 Metallic G3 Bikini Bottom in Antiquemoss, RRP $61 4. Metallic Darling Bralette in Lilac, RRP $61 Metallic G3 Bikini Bottom in Lilac, RRP $61 5. Prestwick Bikini Top in Rosewater, RRP $61 Mili Bikni Bottom in Rosewater, RRP $61 6. Mili Bikini Top in White, RRP $61 G3 Bikini Bottom in Scarlet, RRP $61

Water wear

Matteau (a combination of ‘matt’ (not shiny) and ‘eau’, the French word for water) designs fashion that is humble and without artifice, “timeless, with purpose”. The Matteau silhouette is undeniably recognisable on the beach with a definitive classic style and clearly identifiable aesthetic. Matteau The Wrap Triangle Top, RRP $135 and The High Waist Brief, $135.

Matteau The String Triangle Top, RRP $135 and The String Brief, $135.

Matteau The Scoop Maillot, RRP $300.

Kool Kiini

Kiini creates swimwear for those in the know. A New York-based, high-end resort wear brand, Kiini is designed by Ipek Irgit. Taking inspiration from her travels, the brightly coloured separates are the definition of boho-luxe and handmade to perfectly flatter the body. And now, the worldwide phenomenon offers a range of ‘mini me’ bathers so you can twin in style. RRP from $140. SPRING 2021 / 19

Luxe Lingerie

Temple Luxe By Berlei is a covetable collection of luxurious lingerie that makes every day a special occasion. Designed by women for women, Temple Luxe By Berlei is crafted with exquisite detail – from gold hardware to delicate lace – and is intended to be a well-deserved and indulgent gift to yourself. The new range is elegant and feminine, yet comfortable enough to wear every day, complete with gold hardware details and delicate lace. The first collection, AW21, is adorned with pops of luxury reds, contemporary florals, lustrous satin and delicate embroidery.

Honour yourself with an elegantly elevated collection of intimates that blends luxury with everyday living. Temple Luxe is a love note to yourself. Backed by the expertise of Berlei, Temple Luxe By Berlei is supportive enough to wear every day, providing the comfort and confidence that Berlei is renowned for. Available from selected retailers nationally and online at

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Welcome to Country preceded the significant presence of First Nations fashion talent, designers and models. From newcomers including recent graduates in the TAFE Innovators program, to established brands such as Christoper Esber and Romance Was Born, runways were bursting with florals, bold colours and a mix of the whimsical and cutting-edge, celebrating all that’s fabulous and fine about Australian fashion.

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Child’s Play During 2020, families faced changes to the way we live, work and interact at home. The focus was on rooms doing double, even triple duty, which has shaped design choices in kids’ bedrooms. As well as a study space, bedrooms need to incorporate comfort, storage and a means of embracing downtime. It’s doesn’t have to be limited to sleep, homework and TV/ games console. If there’s space, an activity wall in the kids’ room can combine storage, play time and creativity. Loft or bunk beds make the best use of space, provide additional storage options can grow with children with changes to décor, themes and colour schemes. Creating an inviting ambience is important, and children are always eager to be involved in the design and decoration.







1. Adairs Kids has launched its first-ever Mickey and Friends collection, with classic Mickey and Minnie prints across bedlinen, plush cushions, sleeping bags and adorable items for the nursery. With a soft pink and blue pastel palette, it’s easy to mix or match items to give their bedroom the most magical Disney makeover. Mickey Sleeping Bag, RRP $129.99. 2. Adairs also offers a range of wall art to enliven bedrooms and living spaces. Kitsch Floral Canvas, RRP $99.99. 3. For the softest bed linens, look no further than Sheridan for a range of baby blankets including the Starleigh Chambray Baby-Blanket featuring embroidered starry night sky design in 100 percent cotton relaxed chambray colourway RRP $149.99. 4. The Bonds Organic range is made to the highest social, environmental and ecological standards. Zippy rompers ensure baby is comfy and warm. RRP $29.99. 5. From the makers of NICO, Little Elinor offers plant dyed organic cotton in classic shapes for babies. Singlet Lilac, Bloomers Lemon, RRP $36 and $32. 6. For gentle care, Bondi Wash is a pH neutral, all-natural Baby Detergent specifically designed for washing baby clothes and bedding. RR $40. 24 / SPRING 2021

OUR VISION COMMITTED TO BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS BEYOND TOMORROW ACCOUNTING | TAXATION | ADVISORY The Directors of Element Business & Accounting Solutions use their 'Big 4' accounting firm experience to guild long-lasting relationships with their clients, while offering expert advice. Founder Leschen Smaller says the practice facilitates business and individual growth by taking the time to collaborate, listen and understand each client. "We look beyond the numbers so we can provide more meaningful advice". At Element, we embrace that change and challenge our clients to think creatively and innovatively about the way in which they do business. Directors Leschen & Theresa Allery share a range of complementary skills that benefit clients in various ways. Focusing on projects such as R&D Tax Incentive, Business Mentoring and three-way cashflow modelling. By becoming integrated with a client’s business in a holistic way, the team at Element gain a 360 degree view of their client's business, family and circumstances. This allows them to provide advice in a better way, advice that has depth because they are aware of the other factors influencing decision making that aren’t just commercial factors.

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LABEL LOVES From organic goodness to silky skin, this is what we’re crushing on.

Luscious lips

Giorgio Armani beauty’s iconic Lip Magnet range takes on a new palette of intense, sorbet shades with the Lip Freeze collection. New technology behind the colours’ formulation creates never-beforeseen hues, resulting in sorbet matte tones. The collection also boasts new, soft-touch packaging, as the frosted tubes add to the shades’ delectable, frosted appeal. RRP $62.

Covetable Sparklers It’s not too early to dream of a sparkling gift under our Christmas tree! This stunning tanzanite and diamond pendant was hand-crafted by the jewellers at 5Th Avenue, Capri on via Roma, Isle of Capri. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Tel: (07) 5538 6611.

Good guts

New from Welleco, founded by Elle Macpherson, Super Booster Gut Health with Inulin Prebiotic. Each sachet contains a blend of botanicals, prebiotic and fish Collagen to help support healthy digestive system function and nourish beneficial intestinal flora. Along with support for abdominal bloating, maintenance of intestinal health, and Vitamin C to help reduce free radicals formed in the body. Adding a single sachet will amplify any drink to support your glow, starting from the gut. RRP $90.

Precision in pink Ultra-fine slant tips featuring stainless steel, precision ground, for accurate tweezing. These tweezers have a professional length design for optimum control. Designed to be washable, sanitisable and rust-proof. Includes protective storage pouch. RRP $12.99.

Gentle touch Nicer naked From dark chocolate freeze dried strawberries, to Kombucha on tap, Naked Foods specialises in the gamut of organic health foods. They stock dried fruit, seeds, nuts, organic flour, rice, herbs, cereals, pasta and various spreads, sauces and condiments. They also cater to all dietary needs and preferences: keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, glutenfree, dairy-free, nut-free and wheat-free.

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Before we put away our winter woollies, wash them with the allnatural, all-Australian-made, Bondi Wash Wool & Cashmere Wash. RRP $25.





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Oil Therapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit.

Aromatherapy has been relied upon for more than 5,000 years, used for religious purposes, perfume and medicine. Today, aromatherapy is a natural remedy for stress relief and some oils have even been found to reduce the sensation of pain. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why smells can trigger memories and elicit feelings, negative and positive. Aromatherapy can help in reducing stress and anxiety to engage a general state of calm. There are several ways to use essential oils for stress, from applying topically to inhaling 28 / SPRING 2021

the scent after diluting with water. A general rule of thumb is to follow the specific instructions for each essential oil you try. If you’re going to apply it topically, it’s best to test the oil on a small area of skin first to identify a potential reaction. Be warned, pets can also find essential oils not just irritating but potentially toxic.

reducing properties. Lemon essential oil is a natural mood lifter and stress-reducing oil with a bright aroma and many properties that can contribute to a positive mood. Studies have found that lemon oil significantly enhances the attention level, concentration, cognitive performance and mood.

when diffused or directly inhaled. However, this oil has photosensitive properties that cause it to react to the sun. When applied topically, bergamot can have a negative reaction to the sun and can potentially burn your skin.

Here are some of the recommended essential oils for lifting your mood and aiding your focus.



Bergamot is another anxiolytic essential oil with a citrus aroma. It’s sourced from the peel of a citrus fruit known as Citrus bergamia. Studies show that the oil may help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Bergamot is best

Best for relaxation: Lavender Best for sleep: Chamomile Best for anxiety: Sandalwood Best for stress: Clary Sage Best for topical use: Rose Best for depression: Jasmine Best for rest: Ylang Ylang Source:

BEST MOOD LIFTER Sourced from the leaves of the lemon plant, lemon has found to have sedative and anxiety-



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It’s back to the 2000s where shades are big and bold, as seen on Kylie Jenner, Elsa Hosk and Dua Lipa wearing the decade’s most iconic eyewear silhouette.

Built on a shared passion for style and quality, the brand is continually at the forefront of design, innovation, and craftsmanship.

Get the look with Privé Reveaux’s Constellation sunglasses. Privé Reveaux was cofounded by Hollywood heavy-hitters Ashley Benson, Jamie Foxx and Hailee Steinfeld, with serial entrepreneur David Schottenstein, and Creative Directors Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. Their mission was to disrupt the eyewear market as a purveyor of quality goods at a great value.

Privé Revaux has expanded its product offering in a short time from traditional sunglasses into high-quality, fun, and fashion-forward reading glasses, anti-blue light glasses, accessories, multiple celebrity-designed capsule collections, and prescription eyewear.

In February 2020, Safilo Group, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of eyewear acquired the majority stake equity in the brand.

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Men literally have thicker skin than women; 25 percent. Androgens such as testosterone affect the thickness of the skin and how much sebum the skin’s sebaceous glands produce. Incorporating a serum into your skincare routine can make a real difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Serums are packed with active ingredients like brightening vitamin C, nourishing antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid.

L to R: Dr Dennis Gross B³Adaptive SuperFoods™️ Stress Rescue Super Serum – This anti-stress serum features scientifically engineered microcapsules of superfoods, adaptogens and niacinamide that work to correct and prevent visible signs of stress such as worry lines, dullness, comprised skin and stress induced flare ups. RRP $113. Hanacure Nano Emulsion – Like 10+ creams and serums in one. Lightweight, ultra-hydrating moisturizer designed to improve the appearance of your skin’s tone and texture. Packed with a high concentration of peptides, squalane, sodium hyaluronate, and patented “ruby of the forest” mushroom extract. RRP US$47. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel – Facial Fuel has been a best-seller since its launch three years ago. A Vitamin enriched, energising, non-oily moisturiser, it uplifts dull fatigued skin. Facial Fuel helps skin resist the effects of environmental stress for a healthy, invigorated appearance. 75ml RRP $45. Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum – Formulated with Organic Grape Water & Hyaluronic Acid, this natural, oil-free face serum helps re-activate the skin’s hydration mechanisms. Contains antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Polyphenols that shield against free radicals. Skin appears suppler, sleeker and refreshed. RRP $69.50. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum – This serum is like a daily multivitamin for the skin. Supercharged with True-C Complex™ and boosted with collagen, this powerful anti-aging serum helps brighten and firm, and delivers all-day hydration. Enriched with orange and green tea extracts, this fast-absorbing, oil-free formula revives the complexion. Indulge in this facial serum’s sweet, energising citrus scent and silky texture as it glides beautifully on the skin. RRP $70.

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SUPER-SIZE ME Too Faced Lip Injection gloss is a clear lip plumper that acts as the perfect base for your favourite lip colour. Lips are instantly fuller and smoother, with supreme moisture and a light-reflecting shine. Also comes in a range of colour tints. RRP $44.

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CELEBRITY CHOICE Tweezerman provides every instrument a person could ever want to enhance their beauty, including the Tweezerman Rose Gold Eyelash Curler. The awardwinning choice of makeup artists, models and celebrities for over 35 years, the Eyelash Curler in a stylish Rose Gold finish delivers a dramatically beautiful curl plus the thick, rounded silicone pad won’t crease or stick to lashes. The Tweezerman Rose Gold Slant Tweezer features perfectly aligned hand-filed tips for expert brow shaping. Each RRP $37.95. For stockists visit

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A three-in-one night serum that resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin while you sleep. Farmacy Honeymoon Glow is formulated with a 14 percent AHA/BHA/gentle flower acids blend that reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, while gentle flower acids smooth and retexturse skin. Perfect for all skin types, this formula is infused with hydrating honey and hyaluronic acid to ensure skin is never dry or over stripped. RRP $100. SKIN SOOTHER Foil Me Skin is an Australian-made formulation designed to help many skin conditions. SLS and Paraben-free, Vegan and organic, contains ethically-sourced ingredients and it is not tested on animals. Contains Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Bay Leaf, Paramao Root Oil, Lemongrass Oil and Aloe Vera, which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Relieves itchy, dry, red, cracked skin that is caused by exposure to harsh soaps and chemicals. RRP $45.90.


Colour your world

Pilot Pintor is a multi-purpose DIY Paint Marker that can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including metal, glass, wood, fabric and ceramic, making it perfect for marking, labelling, decorating and more. With a wide variety of fabulous colours, including new Pintor Neon with six bright colours that really pop and a super-comfy hexagonal grip, Pintor Neon is available in broad tip or medium tip. Medium Wallet 6-pack, RRP $25. More at Enter to win: To win a Pilot Pintor Wallet Neon Marker 6 pack, valued at $25, email the prize name PILOT PINTOR and your contact details by 13th October to


Beautiful brollies

Innovative New Zealand based brand BLUNT Umbrellas are changing the way consumers think, taking a traditional product and combining superior engineering paired with beautiful design to create their one-of-a-kind product, the BLUNT Umbrella. BLUNT’s product range includes five signature sizes for every occasion, the BLUNT Metro, BLUNT Coupe, BLUNT Classic, BLUNT Exec and BLUNT Sport, which each come in a variety of bold or neutral colourways. In addition to their core product line, BLUNT also release a select number of limited edition design collaborations each year, proactively partnering with like-minded brands, designers and artists such to create a unique design. Available online as well as in select David Jones and boutiques. More at Enter to win: To win a BLUNT Metro umbrella, valued at $109, email the prize name BLUNT UMBRELLA and your contact details by 13th October 2021 to

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, MOR has reached back into the archives to revive the classic, Narcissus. Renowned for its ability to bloom within just two to three weeks of planting, the Narcissus flower is symbolic of rebirth, renewal and the coming of spring. Zesty top notes of Mandarin, Grapefruit and Cassis intermingle with the delightful sweetness of Jasmine and Narcissus, while soft and smooth Amber and Musk give the fragrance depth and sophistication. Enter to win: To win MOR Narcissus pack a valued $137.80, email the prize name MOR NARCISSUS and your contact details by 13th October 2021 to SPRING 2021 / 33

Fight Fashion Waste

no cost to those ential landfill, available at New clothes, rescued from pot e “Thread n of the Australian initiativ sio Mis the is t Tha t. mos it who need doing it tough. h charities to clothe people Together” which partners wit Thread Together is the only organisation in Australia whose main mission and focus is to source new and excess clothing from fashion retailers and redistribute items to those in our communities that need it most. Founded in 2012 by Andie Halas, former shareholder of Seafolly, Thread Together embodies her vision of ensuring unsold clothes can go to support people in need. By collaborating with some of Australia’s largest clothing suppliers and social service agencies, Thread Together changes not just the future of the clothes but also the futures of people in crisis. In five years they have distributed over $8 million worth of new clothing to people in our community who are vulnerable and in need. Working with around 40 fashion partners, more than one million items of clothing have been diverted from landfill, and more than 300,000 people have benefited. “Our model is very simple,” says

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founder, Andie Halas. “We collect end-of-line brand new stock from clothing providers. With the support of volunteers, the clothes are sorted by age, gender, and purpose, and then re-distributed to people in need through charities across Australia. I think of it as redistributive justice.” An increasing number of Australians do not have access to essential clothing. According to the Social Policy Research Centre report of 2016, 2.99 million people (13.3 percent of the population), are living below the poverty line. Thread Together is currently supporting the people who are homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees or long term unemployed. People in need of comfortable clothing to enable them to feel safe and warm, or people seeking clothing for a new job. Men, women and children that are finding themselves in a tough spot, are welcomed to choose a complete new set of clothes. This

is facilitated through our Wardrobe Initiatives and Clothing Hubs. This has resulted in tonnes of new clothing being diverted from landfill to date. As well as helping us achieve our mission, it has cemented Thread Together as an effective solution for the textile waste problem in Australia. In 2020, Thread Together opened a warehouse and fulfilment centre to continue their work. CEO of Thread Together, Anthony Chesler and Founder, Andie Halas said “The new warehouse will enable Thread Together to continue their mission to being the most ethical response to excess fashion waste in Australia”. “The new facility in Banksmeadow (NSW) will future proof Thread Together for the next three years, the additional capacity enabling the charity to efficiently manage the growing needs of the organisation in supporting vulnerable Australians.” More at

good vibrations NOVOFIT, an Australian global fitness brand, has added Power Plate MINI+ to its targeted vibration product line.

With portable mobility and extended power, the Mini+ offers maximum massaging capabilities with a quiet, ultra-compact design Designed as a quiet, ultra-compact, portable handheld massager, the Mini+ perfectly fits in a backpack or small gym bag, making for the ideal fitness accessory for

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Mini+ stays true to Power Plate’s mission to offer the most technologically advanced vibration performance products on the market. It was specifically designed by Power Plate to enhance range of motion for precise usability and functionality. Mini+ works quietly to relax and rejuvenate tight and sore muscles by promoting blood flow and fascia release. In addition, Mini+ relieves overall muscle tension and helps reduce potential for exercise related injuries. Power Plate Mini+ offers a longer lasting 5-hour battery life and USB-C charging capabilities,

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Designed to merge style, sustainable fabrications and performance enhancement, AJE ATHLETICA has been created in sizes 4 to 18 for all modes of fitness; from running, walking, spin and yoga, to Pilates and weight training, as well as off-duty leisurewear. Every AJE ATHLETICA collection encompasses 70 percent consciously-sourced materials, recognising that the balance between humanity and planet Earth is the ultimate in wellness. The first capsule collection will span leggings, sweatpants and sweatshirts, sport bras, tees and tanks, 100 percent recycled puffer jackets and windbreakers, cap and socks accessories, in colours black, white, ‘dune’, ‘desert rose’ and khaki. Aje co-founder, Edwina Forest said creating the new collection with eco-friendliness in mind was important for the label. “With a respect of our environment, Aje Athletica embraces sustainable practices and local expertise to deliver quality product with a minimal footprint,” she said. “From a design perspective there is a heightened level of detail and thought applied, resonant of the Aje ‘signature’, that customers have come to adore and appreciate.” 1. Cropped T Shirt 006, Dune, RRP $125. 2. Graphic T Shirt 024, RRP $145. 4. Classic Oversized Hoodie 012 White, RRP $245. 5. Fleece Signature Hoodie 007 Dune, RRP $245. 6. Shorts 019 Black, RRP $110. 7. Hooded Windbreaker Jacket 016 Black, RRP $255. 8. Puffer Jacket 025 Black, RRP $395. 9. Puffer Jacket 025 Khaki, RRP $395. 10. Cropped Puffer Jacket 001 Dusty Rose, RRP $325. 11. High Rise Full Length Pannelled Legging 020 Black, RRP $155. 12. High Rise Full Length Legging 005 Dusty Rose, RRP $145. 13. High Rise Full Length Legging 005 Khaki, RRP $145.

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Teaming up with Reebok, Cardi B’s apparel line is designed by Cardi “to snatch waists and attention”. With an array of items inspired by the American rap star’s laid-back but extroverted style, the range includes candy-hued trainers, bodysuits, crop tops, sweatshirts, tights, hoodies and caps. Available in adult and kids’ sizes. 1. Reebok x Cardi B Mesh Tight Black Panelled, RRP $80. 2. Reebok x Cardi B Bralette Red/Black, RRP $50. 3. Reebok x Cardi B 7:8 Tight Black, RRP $80. 4. Reebok x Cardi B Bralette Purple Kids, RRP $50. 5. Reebok x Cardi B Mesh Tight Purple Panelled, RRP $80. 6. Reebok x Cardi B Crop Sweatshirt Purple, RRP $60. 7. Reebok x Cardi B LS Top Purple Kids, RRP $60. 8. Reebok x Cardi B Club C Shoes, RRP $160.

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Plexigel perfection Chips and Cracks. No good on the car windscreen and equally unappealing on your nails. There are many ways to damage that perfect set of nails, and Plexigel from CND is the perfect way to fix those blemishes or strengthen your nails to prevent damage in the first place. Plexigel is a brush in bottle gel enhancement system. Requiring a minimal application time, this system provides a multi-problem solution for your nails. It improves the strength, length and shape of the nail for more than three weeks. The system includes a combination of products selected by your technician to provide a solution to most nail problems. These include the Bonder, a base coat designed for flawless adhesion and long-lasting wear. Shaper, a crystal-clear brushon gel nail enhancer that plumps, smooths and shapes nails to repair cracks and splits. Builder, a clear brush-on gel nail enhancement that allows customising nail length by improving nail architecture. Then Protector Top Coat, a top coat formulated for shine, protection and strength for more than three weeks of wear. Plexigel’s flexible and tough coating simultaneously repairs and protects the natural nail. The clean and simple system requires no mixing or dipping, while the custom brushes and self-leveling formula delivers a smooth and precise application. Backed by science deeply embedded in nail health, Plexigel is formulated to shape, build and protect nails with no nail damage.


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Tastes of the world A family favourite, Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa offers a world of delectable dining, including its iconic seafood buffet.

best local produce and the people behind it – matching wine and food stories, layering place, education and interactive provenance.

Citrique, so fresh, so chic! Built on a reputation of delivering consistently chic all-day dining experiences and famous for its breakfast, lunch and seafood market experience, Citrique attracts both locals and guests with its fresh and locally sourced Australia contemporary cuisine. Citrique re-imagines seafood, turning expected staples into elevated surprises based on local produce showcasing locally caught seafood and produce for the ultimate sea to table experience.

Dynamic and immersive, Citrique’s rich atmosphere is due to active, open kitchens, interactive live stations in the market, and signature at-table preparation. Signature at-table preparations and interactive live stations bring the restaurant to life, showcasing skill and freshness and especially crafted and personalised service.

Dining is enriched with curated selections of the

Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney bring Linda’s kitchen up to date, reinventing her best-loved recipes alongside their favourite family stories and the dishes that they now eat at home. An original food pioneer, Linda McCartney believed in great tasting, honest, meat-free food and the shared pleasure that eating well could bring. In “Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen: Over 90 Plant-Based Recipes to Save the Planet and Nourish the Soul”, Paul McCartney and his daughters, photographer and filmmaker

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Citrique is the destination of choice for locals and guests to experience a “better brunch”. Delivering sophisticated creativity and signature freshness, brunch at Citrique reigns supreme.

Family affair

Mary, and fashion designer Stella, are dedicated to sharing Linda’s passion for wholesome cooking with everyone.

Over 30 years ago, Linda McCartney blazed the trail for meat-free cooking, and around the table of the family home in East Sussex, she shared the pleasure that eating compassionately could bring.. Her legacy lives on in Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen, a collection of over 90 simple, fresh and inventive plant-based recipes that fit perfectly with how we want to eat now.

Alongside family favourites such as American Pancakes, Chilli Non Carne, Sausage Rolls and Shepherd’s Pie, the McCartneys share the dishes they cook most at home: Pad Thai, Pulled Jackfruit Burgers, Panzanella and Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies to name just a few of the simple, nourishing and sustainable recipes included in this stylish book. Complete with personal stories and intimate family photos spanning three decades, Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen is not only good for you, but for the planet too. RRP $49.99. Hachette Australia.

Cocktails with purpose are designed by our talented mixologist using locally sourced beverages, and feature ingredients grown within the Resorts JW Garden. The implementation of a wine ambassador program which has been expertly crafted to invigorate, renew and calm the mind allows for the ultimate indulgence. Buffet breakfast open daily from 6.30am til 10am. A la carte ocean and paddock to plate dining, 5.30pm to late Monday to Wednesday. Seafood buffet, Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm to late and weekend long lunch, Saturday and Sunday 12pm and 2.30pm. For bookings (07) 5592 9800.

Available 7 nights a week for Private Functions

A favourite for locals in the know, Sunset Café Bar & Grill is idyllically situated on the waterfront with views over the marina – the perfect vantage point for savouring the sunsets. Breakfast, brunch and lunch are just as delectable sourcing local Aussie produce and our talented team can cater for events and functions. Watch pelicans soar where boats moor. Meet friends. Experience the perfect food treat at Sunset Café Bar & Grill, Marina Mirage’s hidden delight.

Sunset Bar and Grill • Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, next door to Versace or come by Hopo (Hop on and hop off with the Gold Coast’s Ferry Service, Hopo)

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DRINK Make it at Mr. Mr. Restaurant Nobby Beach is the epicentre of good food, great ambience, and ideal for drinks, tapas and dinner. Menus feature the freshest seasonal ingredients combining the flavours of north, east, south and west in innovative, original dishes, complemented by an impressive wine list and a cocktail menu to whet every appetite. More at

Pash Me Margarita Margarita – Mr. Restaurant Nobby Beach 45ml Herradurra Tequila 15ml Joseph Cartron passionfruit liqueur 15ml pineapple juice

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Tequila is at least 2,000 years old, dating back to the Aztec Indians who produced a fermented juice of the agave for their ceremonial wine.

Rim glass with pink salt and sumac.

When the Spanish conquered the lands now known as Mexico, the Marquis of Altamira built the first large-scale distillery in the 1600s using blue agave. In 1974, the Mexican government declared the term ‘tequila’ as the intellectual property of Mexico. This made it illegal for any other state to produce and sell their own ‘tequila’. Tequila is made from the cooked and fermented juice of the agave, a succulent. The ripe pina from mature agave plants produce a superior tequila as it has more sugar and gives higher yields. Source:

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Method: Shake and dump into rocks glass.


Genuine Italian Cuisine with a free side of live entertainment every night! Pizza and Pasta always taste better with vino and song!

Bambino Italian Ristorante is a local fun-filled and family-oriented restaurant business catering to the Gold Coast and beyond - since 2018! We are one of only a few restaurants on the Gold Coast offering sumptuous quality Italian food with a side of exciting live entertainment EVERY night. Like our name, we are proud to provide a platform for young local talent to perform in a family-friendly environment to nurture their musical prowess! Our delectable menu is a tantalising blend of home-cooked favourites, not to mention our amazing desserts that will leave you saying MAMMA MIA! Our goal is to ensure that our customers leave our premises with unforgettable memories while looking forward to their next visit.

Book today it’s more fun at Bambino’s We are open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner from 5pm, & Friday to Saturday for lunch, from 12pm.

For reservations Tel: (07) 5539 3877. Bambino Ristorante, 117 Ashmore Rd, Bundall bambinoitalian

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Recipes from the Salumi Bar By Carlo Grossi

Timeless Italian bar culture gets a modern Melbourne twist at Carlo Grossi’s Ombra. In Venice you’ll often hear the phrase Andiamo per un ombra? (‘Shall we go for a drink?’). And it’s this ‘ombra’, the Venetian name for a small tumbler of wine, that inspired Carlo Grossi’s restaurant – a modern take on an authentic Italian salumi bar right in the bustling heart of Melbourne. The Ombra cookbook brings together the very best of Carlo’s food and hospitality, from lovingly aged meats and homemade sausages to mouth-watering pizzas, all sorts of irresistible bar snacks (cicchetti), hearty evening meals, fermented and pickled vegetables and fruits, and delectable desserts to finish off the evening. With family heirloom recipes and dishes inspired by Carlo’s travels all over Italy, the Italian ideals of preservation and quality produce are on proud display in this collection of familiar and tasty food that’s made for sharing over a lively conversation.


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Ombra pizza dough

From the start it was important that we had the right style of dough to form the base of all our pizzas. We wanted more of a Roman style of pizza, a lighter, crisper end result than the softer Neapolitan-style base that tends to droop in your hands! We experimented with different fermentation times and ultimately found the best time to be 48 hours. It gives the best crust with just the right amount of chew and great blistering while also allowing the pizza to stand the weight of toppings. Noteworthy here is that we always use the purified water that we serve in the restaurant, which I believe makes a very big difference to the end product in both flavour and density and texture. These elements gave us a great starting point for our pizza program. Cooking pizza at home is like making pasta: it’s tactile. Once you start rolling it out everyone starts to get involved, getting their hands into the dough and making all sorts of shapes and rustic-looking bases. It’s most fun because it really brings people together, and the satisfaction of making something together that you’ll then eat as a group is a truly fulfilling feeling. Makes 10 × 250 g dough balls (enough for 10 pizzas) 8g fresh yeast, crumbled, or 2 tablespoons dried yeast 1 litre water 1.6kg good-quality strong pizza flour 2 tablespoons salt Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup (250ml) of the water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add the flour, salt and remaining 3 cups (750 ml) water and mix on low speed until combined, then increase the speed slightly and mix for 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer the dough to a container, cover and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours. The next day remove the dough from the fridge, then cut and weigh it into 10 × 250g pieces. Roll into balls and leave them on a floured tray, covered with a clean tea towel, to prove for another 24 hours in the fridge. The next day the dough will be ready to use.

Pizza ‘nduja

‘Nduja is the fiery salumi from Calabria, rich both in spice and in fat. It’s great as a spread on crusty bread as a cicchetti but it also finds its home beautifully on this pared back pizza with the fior di latte and the delicious saltiness of the anchovy fillets. Makes 1 pizza coarse semola flour, for dusting 250g Pizza Dough (page 108) 40g ‘nduja sauce (recipe below) 90g fior di latte, torn into small pieces 7 anchovy fillets ¼ cup Parmigiano crumb (recipe below) celery leaves, to serve Parmigiano crumb 100g grated Parmigiano 2 tablespoons olive oil

50g unsalted butter 100g panko breadcrumbs 3 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley finely grated zest of 1 lemon ‘Nduja sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 50g ‘Nduja (page 46) 100ml white wine 100g San Marzano tinned tomatoes, blended

Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper. To make the Parmigiano crumb, spread the grated Parmigiano over the prepared tray and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Increase the oven to 220°C (fan-forced). Lightly oil a large pizza tray or preheat a pizza stone. Meanwhile, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat, then add the breadcrumbs and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Crush the cooled Parmigiano with your hands and mix in a bowl with the cooled breadcrumbs, parsley and zest. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. To make the ‘nduja sauce, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the ‘nduja and cook slowly until it starts to melt. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and add the tomatoes. Cook on a low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly thickened. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool completely. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Lightly dust the workbench with semola flour. Stretch the pizza dough using your hands ensuring the edge is thick enough to form a crust (see recipe). Transfer the dough to the

prepared tray or onto the preheated pizza stone using a paddle. Spread the ‘nduja sauce over the dough with the back of a spoon, then scatter with the fior di latte and anchovies. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve sprinkled with the Parmigiano crumb and celery leaves.

Octopus, potato, green beans

Octopus can vary greatly in taste and texture and we are really lucky here in Australia to have such a diverse offering of the species across all our waters. Personally, I love the octopus from Fremantle as its texture and flavour are always sumptuous. This recipe gives you a soft, tender, melt-in-the-mouth octopus. Lightly boiled potatoes add a little starch while the green beans bring just a touch of crunch. I always find a spicier style of extra virgin olive oil really brings things together. The octopus looks impressive when presented whole, but you can also chop it into 2cm pieces before warming it with the vegetables. Serves 4 500g octopus tentacles 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 3 bay leaves 3 sprigs thyme 2 cloves garlic 200ml white wine

2 potatoes, boiled until tender then peeled and cut in cubes 100g green beans, blanched 5 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 5 to 6 basil leaves extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling 1 lemon, cut into wedges salt and cracked black pepper

Place the octopus in a large saucepan with the onion, celery, carrot, bay leaves, thyme and garlic. Pour in enough water until the octopus is just covered. Add the white wine and bring just to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and poach for 1 hour or until the octopus is tender. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the octopus to cool in the poaching liquid. Once cooled, drain the octopus (and chop into 2cm pieces, if desired), then toss gently in a saucepan over low heat with the potato, beans, parsley, basil and olive oil until warmed through. Serve warm or cold with a squeeze of lemon and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Suckling lamb, pomodoro

This dish is one of those ones that screams comfort. It’s bowl food, the kind you can tuck into with some soft polenta or crusty bread to mop up the sauce. It will make you feel good, both cooking it and consuming it. Serves 6 1 × 1.2kg piece boneless suckling lamb shoulder ¾ teaspoon whole cloves ¾ teaspoon toasted fennel seeds 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon salt 500g Dutch cream potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges 1 onion, finely chopped ⅓ cup oregano, chopped

2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 50ml olive oil 150ml white wine 350ml passata 350ml chicken stock 30g packaged breadcrumbs ½ cup (50g) grated Grana Padano Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan-forced).

Cut the lamb into roughly 4cm pieces and place in an earthenware dish or roasting tin. Grind the cloves, fennel seeds and peppercorns into a powder with a mortar and pestle, then mix in the salt. Rub the mixture into the lamb. Add the potato, onion, oregano, parsley, garlic, olive oil and white wine to the lamb. Pour in the passata and stock and mix to combine. Cover the top with the breadcrumbs and cheese and, using your fingers, push some of the crumbs and cheese into the liquid, not disturbing the top of the lamb which will form a crust as it cooks. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the meat is tender.


The ‘devil’s pizza’ is another spicy pizza and one of the favourites of Ombra’s regulars. It’s got just enough kick to satisfy even the most discerning of our chilli lovers. Makes 1 pizza Coarse semola flour, for dusting 250 g Pizza Dough (page 108) 50g San Marzano tinned tomatoes, blended 100g fior di latte, torn into small pieces 30g thinly sliced hot salami ½ long red chilli, finely chopped olive oil, for drizzling Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan-forced). Lightly oil a large pizza tray or preheat a pizza stone. Lightly dust the workbench with semola flour. Stretch the pizza dough using your hands ensuring the edge is thick enough to form a crust (see recipe). Transfer the dough to the prepared tray or the preheated pizza stone using a paddle. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough with the back of a spoon. Scatter with the cheese, salami and chilli, then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until crisp and golden.


You can talk about matches made in heaven until the cows come home, but nothing will beat the combination of prosciutto and gorgonzola. I love the lava-like gorgonzola when it comes out of the oven, with the sharp smell of the blue cheese that’s just waiting to be adorned with silky slices of prosciutto, which soften just from the heat without needing any cooking. I think I need a slice now! Makes 1 pizza Coarse semola flour, for dusting 250g Pizza Dough 90g fior di latte, torn into small pieces 30g Gorgonzola cheese, chopped olive oil, for drizzling Salt and cracked black pepper 50g thinly sliced prosciutto Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan-forced). Lightly oil a large pizza tray or preheat a pizza stone. Lightly dust the workbench with semola flour. Stretch the pizza dough using your hands ensuring the edge is thick enough to form a crust. Transfer the dough to the prepared tray or the preheated pizza stone using a paddle. Scatter the fior di latte over the dough followed by the Gorgonzola. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve the pizza draped with the prosciutto.

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STYLEMAKER During a decade spanning reality TV, online media platform and clothing, accessories and homeware entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe evolved from stylist to the A-list to designer and fashion guru in her own right. Raised in New Jersey, she was born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig. The star of “The Rachel Zoe Project” which ran from 2008 to 2013 and catapulted her to international fame, dropped her surname at the start of her career as a fashion stylist. Zoe studied psychology and sociology at George Washington University in Washington DC, where she met her husband, Rodger Berman, but fashion was always her destiny. As she recounted in an essay in Gillian Zoe Segal’s “Getting There: A Book of Mentors”, Zoe took heed of her grandfather’s advice to follow her passion. “When I graduated from college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My grandfather said ‘Do whatever it is that you love and success will come’. “I had always been in love with fashion. As a little girl, I was perpetually overdressed for everything and about five years ahead of the trend. When I got older, I was constantly doing everyone’s hair and makeup. Through a friend of a friend’s sister, I was able to land a job as a fashion assistant at YM, a teen magazine, in New York City. I didn’t even know what a fashion assistant was, but I figured that if it contained the word ‘fashion’, it was where I was meant to be.”

like the Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Jessica Simpson, and Britney Spears, while also freelancing as a contributing editor for a number of fashion magazines. I was a one-woman show and working around the clock. I was on a plane every other day, travelling with 10 trunks of clothes. It was extremely exhausting, but I loved being on my own and finally making a decent income.” The allure of Hollywood and the LA lifestyle appealed to Zoe and Burman, and they moved west in 2002 with one objective: “to merge the worlds of Hollywood and fashion, because I felt that there was this huge disconnect”. Jennifer Garner was Zoe’s first high profile client who launched her into the celebrity spotlight in 2003. “The glamorous look I selected for Jen for the Emmys changed everything for me,” Zoe said, referring to the cream satin Narciso Rodriguez gown with ‘peekaboo cutouts’ she wore as a nominee for her role in the series Alias. “I transitioned into styling actresses and began working with Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, and Keira Knightley. I felt so lucky to be dressing such talented, beautiful women in haute couture.

Eventually she took a chance and made the leap to a career as freelance as a stylist. With her enviable black book of contacts, the jobs were immediate.

“I also started meeting all of the fashion designers I had always idolised from a distance. I couldn’t believe this was my job, but I don’t want to totally sugar-coat it. While I may have been attending movie premieres and hanging out with celebrities, I was there to fluff my clients’ trains, hold their handbags, and make sure they had ChapStick, lint brushes and snacks on hand. I was there to provide a service and never lost sight of that.”

“I was styling big music stars

Due in part to her totally

Zoe spent the next few years producing and styling editorial fashion shoots, cultivating a unique flair for blending Boho and glam elements, and gaining a stellar network of designers, models, celebrities and publicists.

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addictive reality TV series, “The Rachel Zoe Project”, Zoe cemented her credentials as stylist to the stars. Her “Zoe-isms” including “I die” to express delight when a look comes together, “I’m obsessed” about a fresh rack of designer gowns, “sexiness should be in the subtleties” and “glamour is a state of mind” became catchphrases of the show. Now, 10 years on, the stylist’s role has morphed to star stature. “A stylist used to be a very behind-the-scenes job, not really talked about. I wouldn’t even do an interview about my clients without permission from them. It was much more secretive. If we took pictures on Oscar night or premiere day, it was for our eyes only. “Now celebrities post pictures of their stylist, hair and makeup people nearly every time they get ready and credit them on Instagram. Instagram has made it significantly more possible for stylists to start brands of their own.” And since 2009, when she founded “The Zoe Report”, a newsletter covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle, Zoe’s brand has only boomed. In 2011, she launched her first contemporary collection of separates, footwear, handbags, jewellery and accessories influenced by her vintage-inspired style, available in US department stores and online. By 2015, The Zoe Report introduced “Box of Style”, a service that delivers a selection of Rachel Zoe-approved goods to subscribers’ doorsteps four times a year, along with various member benefits. “While I loved styling, I wanted to connect more directly with my followers, which inspired me to launch

The Zoe Report to provide my editorial perspective, Rachel Zoe Collection to provide my design perspective and finally Box of Style, now rebranded as ‘Curateur’, which provides my curation perspective.” Of all the roles she’s taken on, motherhood influences her the most. Zoe and Berman have two sons, Skyler, 10, and Kaius, seven. “It’s given me a new, healthier set of priorities,” Zoe confessed. “I used to be very focused on myself. My career consumed and ran my life. “When something went wrong, I would let it affect me too much. When my first son was born, it was as if a new life started for me too. I now have two sons and spend my time wondering how I can make their lives the best for them. Petty things can still upset me, but only for a very short time now. I look at my kids and realise it does not matter. Negativity burns inside of you and keeps you awake at night. If you can avoid letting it consume you, I strongly suggest doing so. You will have more freedom to enjoy life and focus on important, productive things.” The pandemic reinforced Zoe’s commitment to family. Time confined at home together strengthened their family bonds. During 2020, Zoe and Berman launched a podcast together, titled “Works For Us”, where they divulge the secrets to their own lasting relationship and interview other famous duos. “Relationships are something we’re all faced with every minute of our lives,” Zoe said. “We felt it would be great to not only share our ‘recipe’, but more importantly, what’s the ‘secret sauce’ for everybody else? Why does it work for them?”

We’ve grown closer as a family. That’s been the best part of this insane awful year; the quality time.

Time at home in the quiet hills of Brentwood also gave Zoe more time to focus on her range of homewares. “Now, more than ever, you have to make your athome atmosphere really count,” she said of the eponymous collection.

Ever the fashion forecaster, Zoe predicts post-pandemic, fashion “will be born again”. As the original influencer, Zoe surmises fashion will diverge into two main branches catering to two types of buyers: those looking to stay “comfortable and continue to have a more casual lifestyle, and another group that will absolutely thrive on the resurrection of glam, wanting to dress up to go to the grocery store”.

“I believe everyone can style themselves. You don’t have to be rich or a VIP. And fashion should always be fun. If you don’t take chances, then what’s the fun in playing the game?” More at

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The key is expressing yourself, your mood and taking a risk.

While I loved styling, I wanted to connect more directly with my followers, which inspired me to launch The Zoe Report to provide my editorial perspective.

“My home style and personal style are very similar. I have this split personality of glam with bohemian undertones. I love suedes and leathers and textures and sheep skins and faux furs and animal prints and earth tones. And then I kind of love to add gold accents and brass and lots of Missoni prints and colours.”

Intravenous Vitamins is an increasingly popular treatment option for health focused individuals around the globe.

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Vitamin infusion Taking control of our health has never been so important as it is in today’s fast paced world. So many of us are looking towards holistic ways to maintain our health and vitality. Although IV therapy is not new, having gained traction in the 1980s, it is gaining a lot of attention due to being such an effective method to optimise well-being. “IV” is short for intravenous, which means it’s administered through the veins. The fluid that contains Vitamins and minerals are delivered via an IV drip or injection into the vein, which allows the therapy to move quickly through your bloodstream.

This high absorption rate means that the availability of nutrients to every cell in our body is optimised, resulting in a far greater effect. Most of the Vitamins and minerals given in IV therapy are water soluble, meaning anything excess that is not needed will not accumulate, making it a low-risk treatment option. IV nutrient therapy is a quick treatment that can leave you feeling full of energy; is great for hair; skin and nails and anti-ageing and for those needing any vitamin correction and also for iron infusions for those low in iron.

IV Nutritional Therapy is so effective due to its high absorption rates. Over 90 percent of the vitamins, minerals and electrolytes are absorbed, in comparison to only up to 10 percent with oral supplementation.

Traditionally, people who aren’t able to eat enough food, or who have an illness that interferes with nutrient absorption would be good candidates for IV Vitamin Therapy. IV Vitamin Infusion is also great for patients post weight loss surgery.

It is nearly impossible to reach optimal levels when taking these vitamins orally as compared to IV Vitamin Therapy. This is because when you take vitamins by mouth they have to be processed by the body and their absorption in the gastrointestinal tract is often impaired.

The IV Therapy Lounge offers a range of different therapy options, all of which are administered by the highly experienced Integrative Health Nurse, as well as available consults with the on-site Doctor. More at

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Help control your hunger The Elipse™ is the world’s first swallowable, ‘procedureless’ gastric balloon that requires no surgery, no endoscopy* and no anaesthesia.

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For the first time in Australia, people seeking to lose weight have access to the latest advance in medicallyassisted weight-loss that works where diets and other forms of treatment have failed. Weightloss Solutions Australia is offering the Elipse Balloon method of hunger management. Swallowed in a capsule, the balloon once inflated, creates a feeling of fullness to help control hunger. “It’s very exciting,” says Felicity Cohen, Founder and Director of WLSA. “The Balloon provides patients with a tool to change their lifestyle and to improve their habits over a four-month period whilst the balloon is in place and followed by on-going lifestyle program for another 8 months to establish new habits for life and keep weight off. It has been approved by the TGA and more than 50,000 people have already benefited around the world, mostly in Europe. “We see it as being very popular because of its success rate and safety; the most significant feature being no anaesthetic and no endoscopy so downtime is very minimal.” The Elipse is the world’s first swallowable,

‘procedureless’ gastric balloon that requires no surgery and no anaesthesia. The Elipse Balloon is safe, non-permanent, recommended by doctors, and can help you lose around 10 to 15 percent of your body weight in just 16 weeks alongside the WLSA fully-supported 12-month lifestyle program. Elipse Balloon is a soft, silicone balloon packaged into a swallowable capsule connected to a thin filling catheter (tube). The WLSA surgeon inflates the balloon with 550ml of fluid while the patient is in the chair, conscious and relaxed, supported by a Registered Nurse. “You then get up and return to work or home,” says Felicity.

which your stomach empties, the Elipse Balloon helps to create an earlier and longerlasting feeling of fullness.

weight. After 16 weeks, the Balloon will pass naturally, having given you a kickstart to your weight-loss journey.

The Elipse Balloon works by inducing early satiety (a sense of fullness) in two ways: Delaying gastric emptying – since the emptying time of the stomach is prolonged, you feel fuller for longer and reducing stomach capacity – helping you to reduce your portion sizes.

When combined with intensive weight loss strategies, the Elipse Balloon leads to nearly 2.5 times more weight-loss than when undertaking intensive weight-loss strategies alone, over 16 weeks.

This pause is the ideal time for patients to replace poor habits with new, longterm habits such as healthy eating and exercise. Multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10 to 15 percent of their total body

“It’s important to highlight that there is no magic pill,” observes Felicity. “No device will succeed if patients do not work with multidisciplinary team towards long-term outcomes. Our bariatric allied health teamwork with patients to ensure they follow the program for optimal results.”

“It’s as simple as that. There’s no need for anaesthetic It’s great for people who can’t access other forms of treatment because of medical conditions and are keen to lose weight; or for many patients awaiting a knee operation for example by weight loss is essential first.” Designed to help you reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach and slowing the rate at

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Shed & shred

The shed office, or “shoffice”, is being replaced by the “shym”, the shed conversion that allows us to work out whatever the weather, in the privacy of our own homes. What was seen as an indulgence, pre-COVID, is now normal. Ditch the gym fees. All you need is a spare square of land and a shed, plus some of the latest equipment on offer.

The Step Using a stepper is a low-impact way to incorporate explosive, powerful moves into your workout. A top-rated platform on Amazon with over 4,200 positive reviews, this stepper can be purchased with a set of two or four risers to up your workout intensity. The risers come with non-skid feet that prevent them from shifting out of place to protect you from injury. RRP $39.70.

Les Mills on Demand The global sensation, born and bred in NZ, Les Mills offers more than 1,000 workouts in strength, cardio, HIIT, martial arts, cycle and yoga. World-class instructors to motivate and push you. Beginner to advanced workout plans. Stream from your TV, laptop, mobile or tablet. Download workouts on iOS and Android. Compatible with Chromecast and Airplay.

Fast-track fitness Make the most of your training with these tried and tested tech wonders from Power Plate. Power Plate® Roller™ is a portable vibrating massager that helps relax and rejuvenate tight and sore muscles to help you prepare faster and recover quicker. Taking classic foam rolling to a new level, the Power Plate® Roller™ also helps release fascia and promote blood flow. With a massaging texture, the Power Plate Roller has three vibration intensity levels, plus Rhythmic Pulse (Oscillation Mode). At only 1.3kg, it’s portable and compact with around two hours’ battery life and a charge time of three hours. Comes with a limited one-year Manufacturer’s Warranty. RRP $199. The Power Plate® Mini+™ is a quiet, ultracompact, portable handheld massager that is convenient enough to take with you everywhere you go. This pocket-size massage gun gives you a spa-like treatment and integrates easily into your busy daily life. Designed to reduce pain and help relax and rejuvenate tight and sore muscles, the Power Plate® Mini+™ comes with two unique attachments as well as the USB-C charging cable and a lightweight drawstring carrying pouch for storage and travel. RRP $299. More at Enter to win: To win a Power Plate® Roller™, valued at $199 and Power Plate® Mini+™, valued at $299, email the prize name POWER PLATE ROLLER & MINI+ and your contact details by 13th October to

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TRX Suspension Training Kit Not just equipment, but an App to match. Choose from dozens of workouts specific to your goals and lifestyle and listen or view on-screen as you’re coached every step of the way. RRP $319.95.

The Mirror The Mirror is an interactive device that offers a variety of high-tech workouts and virtual personal trainers and classes with the touch of a button, then reverts to a reflective décor piece when you’re done. With a subscription to Mirror’s training program you’ll get access to thousands of workouts for every skill level. The program’s 20+ genres of exercise include boxing, yoga, barre, cardio, strength training and much more. RRP $US1,495 ($2,099) + $US39 ($55)/month.


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Organic Wine The conscious sustainability movement has become a way of life, with many taking small steps to safeguard the world around us. Going beyond the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ mantra, we’re now looking more closely at what we’re putting into our bodies. This is why Australia’s organic industry, worth over $2 billion, is seeing unprecedented growth, with organic wine growing in popularity. So, what goes into picking a quality drop of Certified Organic wine and why is this different from your usual glass? According to Tony Ingle, the Chief Winemaker and ‘Vine Whisperer’ at Angove Family Winemakers, the main difference between conventional and Certified Organic wine is that it is made free of artificial chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.  These “honest” wines rely entirely on the quality of the land, the care of the grapegrower, the biodiversity of the region it was grown in and the craft of the winemaker. From taste to content, here are four things you might not know about Certified Organic wines:


It tastes better. Numerous studies have shown that eco-friendly wines taste better. In an analysis of 74,000 wines in the US, experts rated Certified Organic and biodynamic wines higher compared to conventional wines.  “Buying Certified Organic wines means you get all of the varietal flavour, complexity and structure without the synthetic chemicals,” says Tony. 52 / SPRING 2021


It has similar or higher antioxidants and phenolic content.  A recent report published by Australian Organic shows that the antioxidant activity and phenolic content of Certified Organic wines are similar or higher than conventional wine.


It has less sulphur dioxide.  Certified Organic wines must have concentrations of no more than 150ppm (parts per million), while non-organic wines could have up to 300ppm. Angove’s Certified Organic wines have less than 100ppm sulphur dioxide. For those sensitive to sulphur dioxide, Certified Organic wines are a better choice.


Companies can have only 2 percent organic ingredients to label their product ‘organic’. In Australia, organic certification is optional. Producers can have as little as 2 percent organic ingredients to label their products ‘organic’. Worryingly, only one in 10 Aussies is aware of this fact. To ensure your wine, or any organic product, is truly organic, look out for third-party certification on their label, such as Australian Organic’s recognisable ‘Certified Organic’ bud logo.  Enjoy your next glass of Certified Organic wine, knowing you’ve contributed to your health, as well as that of the planet. More at

THE CUBAN ENTICES It is often said there is nowhere on the planet quite like Cuba. Famous for cars, cigars and tropical beaches, Cuba is also famous for mouth-watering cuisine and cocktails. At The Cuban Bar and Lounge in Broadbeach you will find an eclectic mix of small and large dishes with flavours inspired by Spanish, South American and Portuguese cuisine. Drawing inspiration from the Caribbean flavours and culture of Cuba, The Cuban brings the atmosphere and colour of the streets of Cuba to the Gold Coast.

The Cuban unites experienced international chefs and a cultured approach to create a new level of dining experience with a fresh and exciting feel. Among the diverse menu, which spans a great selection of tapas and main meals, some of the favourite dishes include Hemingway’s Salmon, the sweet crisp goodness of Churros and specialty of the house, Paella Cubana, the Cuban version of the classic Spanish dish of rice with a variety of shellfish and meats, served in a cazuela, a round ceramic dish. Drinks include a variety of cocktails, jugs to share, rum tasting and Cuban coffee. The team at The Cuban is passionate about food, drink, music and Cuban culture. For them, this is their little piece of one of the most exiting cultures in the world and they are eager to share it with everyone. The Cuban 103 Oracle Boulevard Broadbeach, Qld 4218 Tel: (07) 5526 9769


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Gourmet cuisine, awesome ambience and great value: regulars at Miss Moneypenny’s Noosa and Broadbeach know that Sunday Sessions and the legendary bottomless lunch is a highlight for functions, birthdays and special occasions. Miss Moneypenny’s Bottomless Lunch comprises of your choice of a three-course multi-selection set menu for $110 per person, or indulge in the seven-dish Chef’s signature selection for $130 per person. This price includes a 2-hour drinks package of beer, wine, bubbles, spritzers and cocktails – incredible value! The all-inclusive spend is designed for large group bookings and no fuss at billing. Executive Chef of Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach & Noosa and the Executive Chef of The Good Time Group is acclaimed restaurateur, caterer and culinary genius, Adam Dundas-Taylor. Adam has traversed the globe in the pursuit of culinary exploration, working for many high-profile restaurants and visionaries including the Hugo’s Group, Jamie Oliver’s London ‘Restaurant 15’, Michelin Star rated Nobu Mayfair, the award-winning Barbacoa Bali and his very own Fire Cue Bar & Grill on the Gold Coast. Bottomless Lunch bookings essential. Noosa: (07) 5474 9999. Broadbeach: (07) 5655 0785. SPRING 2021 / 53

N AT U R A L S E L E C T I O N As we move into Spring, transseasonal pieces and perennials do double duty indoors and out.

Easy being green Indoor greenery makes for a healthier and happier environment, bringing the outside in. RRP from $29.99.

Custom cabinet – The Porter Cabinet is made of webbed rattan framed in mindi timber for a practical and pretty storage option. Fully customisable, this arched beauty can be made to suit the colour and size of your space. RRP $3,299.

Table service – New from Brosa, the Artemis Sideboard is the perfect piece to spice up your interior style. The intricately detailed Mango wood with a highly varying grain and colourful tones of yellow, black, and pink is sourced from renewable Mango wood plantations. RRP $1,249.

COSY KIWI HOME Established in 1972, BONZ Group proudly manufactures and retails luxury New Zealand made apparel, accessories, homewares and furniture using high quality natural local materials such as alpaca, sheep skin, cow hide and possum. Based in Queenstown, with a design studio and factory in Invercargill, BONZ products are available online via Possum throws: RRP from NZ$5,498 Duvets: RRP from NZ$448 Davidson Flyer Jacket: RRP NZ $2,998. Beanbags: NZ$998 Cowhide cushions: RRP from NZ $198.

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Tropic appeal – The Merci Maison Bahia Stool has all the charm and comfort of an island bar. RRP $640.

S.Pellegrino Essenza, a twist of Mediterranean flavours with gentle bubbles from S.Pellegrino

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Statement holders Ian Snow pink and green candle stick holders. This bright multi coloured candle holder is made from a selection of glass beads. RRP $52.

Inner Peace Printed using advanced latex printing technology and coated for protection against UV light and dust damage, this print and many more are available in various sizes to suit your space. RRP $69.98.

Mexico a-gogo Made in Germany, this Eagle Products Textil rug instantly lifts the mood of a room. RRP $359.

Elevated art ‘State of Zen’ series, resin and mixed media on board. RRP $555. Games Room Sports Trivia Test your sports knowledge with the ultimate Sports Quiz, with questions for fans of football, cycling and even ten pin bowling, to name a few! Box includes 140 multiple choice question cards. RRP $5.95. Coasting Love deep blue, ocean waves and magnificent coastlines? Then Empire Copper blue copper coasters are for you. The blue copper coaster set undergoes a forced patination method, to create the luminous colours. RRP $45.

Pompom pouffe The multi-colour celebration of this chair is sublime! Each one is custommade in Germany and can be shipped to Australia. For options and prices visit

It’s the Vibe Ditch the pastels and nix the neutrals, it’s time to let loose with feel-good, anything goes rainbow hues. Embrace a hippy vibe to create a relaxing space but with bright colours and bold patterns. This magical trend will create a groovy setting and dreamlike atmosphere in any home.

Dream rug Nothing says Australian summer like Ken Done! Rich colours are layered in his signature expressive style, evoking the rainbow hues of vibrant tropical reef, teeming with fish and coral. This indoor-outdoor mat is spill-proof, padded and compact so you can take it anywhere and use it everywhere. RRP $217. Character lamp Traditional White Cockatoo Ceramic Table Lamp, handpainted and made in Australia, signed by Studio Australia artisan. Base stands 50cm tall + shade 40cm diameter x 25.5cm high. RRP $510. Gummi Pets Zig Zag Bowl The ‘Bright’ pet bowl’s zig zag wave design and the vibrant pink and purple colour ways make for stylish bowl with a fiery, Mexican touch. Each feeding bowl comes with a stainless-steel inset that can be removed for easy cleaning and an anti-slip edge on the base of the bowl. RRP $18.90.

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Spoilt for Choice


After months of anticipation, the iconic Terraces Restaurant Seafood Buffet is back and it’s better, and more sumptuous than ever. Overlooking the sparkling lagoons, our reinvigorated seafood experience brings to life the local flavours of our community while highlighting seasonal produce. The interactive buffet, long regarded as the best buffet on the Gold Coast invites locals and travellers alike to indulge in myriad flavours from land and sea with Tasmanian Oysters, Moreton Bay Bug, King Ocean Prawns, and Chef’s choice of mixed grill.

COCKTAILS AND MASTER CLASSES Need something a little more to complete your seafood experience? Wander up to Pearls Bar for a perfectly crafted cocktail created just for you by one of our experienced mixologists. Sit back, relax and take in the views over the Resort and Main Beach. Enjoy a wide variety of cocktails or choose from an extensive beverage list inspired by local and international origins, complemented by the vibrant sounds of live music every Friday and Saturday night. If you’re planning on staying at the Resort for a few days or are looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, why not discover what it takes to be a mixologist at home and join our weekly Cocktail Making Masterclass in Pearls Bar.

PERFECT OYSTERS AND MORE Oyster Bar & Grill, a staple to the Gold Coast restaurant scene has an exciting new menu that promises to inspire with its complex flavours and fine dining quality. Sample our Rainbow Trout signature dish paired with one of our many Australian coravin wines. Have a sweet tooth? Finish your night in the intimate Oyster Bar & Grill with our much loved interactive dome dessert or a glass of Martel XO Cognac. Whether you’re staying for a week or a day, the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast is the perfect place to bring people together and create lasting memories. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast 71 Sea World Drive Gold Coast QLD 4217 T +61 7 5577 0000

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A Grand Escape This is where you belong – sitting next to each other, taking in the view. At the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, we’re ready to help you make the most of your time together with our Grand Gourmet package that promises to bring ease and comfort to your next stay. Indulge with daily breakfast at Terraces Restaurant, receive complimentary self-parking and enjoy daily hotel credit of $50 to use at your leisure in any of our restaurants and bars. Book at or call +61 7 5577 0000. Use code D60 when booking. Explore with us today.


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Advice from Financial Fixer

Ginette Muller

It needn’t take a Chief Economist to tell us the economic road ahead looks ‘rocky’ and that trading conditions are weakening due to the lockdowns. And yet, not so long ago, according to those in the know, there were and still are sectors in our economy doing really, really well. Especially early in 2021, many businesses were quite frankly booming. The problem unfortunately, was that whilst sales might have been going through the roof, the profits were going through the floor. They were and continue to be slim to non-existent; commonly referred to as a green drought. Well, it’s not all bad news. According to ASIC, the number of insolvency appointments in the last 12 months are half the 5-year average. In a bizarre twist, the insolvency industry is another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by generous government stimulus, record low interest rates, and a seismic shift in the debtor/creditor relationships that exist in modern day Australian business.

ATO, Banks and Creditors are only human after all! Recently, I have been contacted by a number of businesspeople who have companies that are contemplating ceasing to trade and unsurprisingly they have tax debt that simply cannot be met. Each situation is different, but without much variation, my key piece of advice to directors is: make sure you are compliant. Step 1: Lodge your BAS and your tax returns – then let’s talk about the options available to sort out the liability. Which brings me to the issue of how to deal with creditors – the ATO and Banks included. Firstly, everyone has been through the events of the last 18 months together, we all have experienced the shock that something so insidious as a virus could destroy so much that we all took for granted. Creditors also have suffered and are acutely aware of their obligation to debtors, to treat those they deal with reasonably and not make the trauma any worse than it needs to be. The tax office has specifically said that businesses should be able to exit the corporate world with dignity. There are some caveats of course – and for the most part that is, you do the right thing, be honest and transparent with your creditors and you can expect that they will treat you with fairness and with dignity. If any of this resonates with you, get some advice from a reputable person. Obviously, The Solvers can point you in the right direction but also consider speaking to the Tax Office. Depending on your circumstances, they may be able to: give you extra time to lodge and pay your tax; set up a payment plan tailored to your situation; remit penalties or interest; process your tax return as a priority; prevent any tax refund you may be due to receive from being used to pay debts with other government organisations and defer your tax lodgement and payment due dates. Whatever issue you face, it comes down to getting the right advice for the issue that you have. It is not easy to find the right person because they will say they can help you with your problem but unfortunately, to a person with a hammer, everything looks like a nail! So, research your advisor thoroughly before you take the plunge.

Until next time, remember that a problem shared is a problem halved. For information Tel 0419 682 113 or 1300 659 700 or visit 60 / SPRING 2021


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Gold Coast Wonder Women Lunch The Penthouse, The Island

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Anna Lee, Rebecca Baird & Katie Jones

Elke Chambers, Melinda Macgregor, Margaret Palmer, Michelle Dessiax

Maggie Gidoomal, Patricia Jones & Liz Clift

Pam Sturgess, Dianne Baker, Charmayne Partridge, Barbara Mansell, Lesleigh Gibson, Jenny Kennedy and Kim Szigeti

Kate Bennett and Regina King

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Katherine Riley, Allison Quinn, Melissa Routledge & Louise Haynes

Natalie Mayne and Nicole Daley

Bronwyn Williams, Dee Arthur, Bec Cannon & Pat Worboys

WONDER WOMEN UNITE AT THE ISLAND Gold Coast Wonder Women gathered at The Island Penthouse for a sensational mid-winter charity luncheon, compered by the incomparable Olivia Scott, 102.9 Hot Tomato Morning Announcer. With views over Surfers Paradise and bathed in warm sunshine, guests were treated to a superb three-courses, free-flowing bubbly and the amazing gift bags supplied by SLIM and LABEL magazines. Funds raised went to the Gold Coast Community Fund. Photo credit: Annie Noon – Fotoforce Photography 0417 882 554 and Rebecca Pask – Pask Media.

Bec Cosier, Nicole Cronin and Marie Moore

Jacquie Carey and Cheryl Mather

Kelly Charity and Renee Polden

Kate Bennett and Katrina Sanguigno

Fiona Cary and Mayoress Ruth Tate

Emma Kent and Kristy Pinter

Kylie Foy, Amanda Rogan, Yoland Swasbrook

Roisin Duffy, Marg Smith, Jordana Dodd, Susie Gallagher and Janette Comish

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Icon Reimagined Clever, capable and familyfriendly, new Land Rover Defender is an icon reimagined for the 21st century, in a category of its own. The unmistakable silhouette looks tough and is tough but designed with purpose and engineered to excite. Iconic in name, shape and capability, Defender can be personalised to allow owners to make the most of their world. Across seven decades of pioneering innovation, Land Rovers have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. Proven in the harshest environments on earth, the New Defender maintains this bloodline. A distinctive silhouette makes the New Defender instantly recognisable, with minimal front and rear overhangs providing excellent approach and departure angles. Land Rover’s designers re-envisioned familiar Defender trademarks for the 21st century, giving the 4x4 a purposeful upright stance and Alpine light windows in the roof, while retaining the side-hinged rear tailgate and externally-mounted spare wheel that make the original so identifiable. “The New Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” explains Gerry McGovern,

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Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover. “Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.” The stripped-back personality of the original Defender has been embraced inside, where structural elements and fixings usually hidden from view have been exposed, with the emphasis on simplicity and practicality. Innovative features include a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional centre front ‘jump’ seat, which provides threeabreast seating across the front like early Land Rovers. Defender 90 is capable of accommodating six occupants in a vehicle the length of a compact family hatchback. A choice of advanced four, six and eight cylinder engines ensure New Defender has the power, control and efficiency for any environment. The petrol line-up comprises a four-cylinder P300 and a refined six-cylinder P400. The powerful 525PS Defender V8 features a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine and is the fastest, most powerful and dynamic production Defender ever made. Alternatively, customers can choose an in-line six-cylinder diesel – the D300 – providing a muscular 650Nm of torque. For ultimate choice, this powertrain is also available in D200 and D250. The in-line six-cylinder diesel engine is available with the

all-new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system and Defender is the first Land Rover to feature the technology. Following years of development, the new set-up allows for enhanced on-road performance and balance, as well as responsive off-road capability. The intelligent torque distribution system optimises the driveline for traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions – all without sacrificing any of the Defender’s inherent off-road capability. Innovative engineering solutions support the efficiency drive, including a flat underbody which both optimises aerodynamic performance (as low as 0.38Cd) and protects the vehicle’s underbody. New Defender is as technologically advanced as it is durable. Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment is available with a choice of 10-inch and curved glass 11.4-inch touchscreen displays. The intuitive and user-friendly system requires fewer inputs to perform frequently used tasks, while the always-on design guarantees almost instant responses. In addition, the Defender takes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology to a new level, with multiple modules capable of receiving remote updates. By downloading data while customers are asleep at home or in far-flung locations, the New Defender will get better with age: as electronic updates cascade down to the vehicle immediately, without delay and with no need to visit a Land Rover retailer.

Customers can select from the widest range of accessories ever produced by Land Rover, including a choice of four Accessory Packs; Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban. In addition, Visual Packs available from 2022 Model Year include the Bright Pack and Extended Bright Pack, plus the Extended Black Pack for X-Dynamic, X and Defender V8 models. Within the lifetime of the New Defender, the embedded diagnostics system will be able to alert customers to issues and either prevent or resolve them automatically as a data connection replaces a traditional toolkit. A Driver Assist Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Pre-Collision Monitor, which alerts following drivers who are failing to slow down by automatically flashing the hazard lights, as well as Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor. This impressive tally of features helped the New Defender 110 record a five-star Euro NCAP score, with an impressive 79 percent rating for the Safety Assist systems. A choice of 170 individual accessories means the chances of finding two identical Defenders is remote while Land Rover’s new Above and Beyond Collection of outdoor performance apparel and equipment delivers the same durability and toughness as Defender. Gold Coast Jaguar Land Rover, 92-100 Minnie Street, Southport, Qld, 4215 au

Omeros Fishbar in Benowa is the sister restaurant to the iconic Omeros Brothers Seafood restaurant, Marina Mirage. Specialising in casual, coastal-themed dining and takeaway meals, their mouth-watering menu includes the freshest seafood, fish and chips, salads and sides, a kids’ menu and plenty of options for the whole family. Fresh oyster, garlic prawns and beer-battered Barra sit alongside lobster sliders, Moreton Bay bugs, seafood pasta, curry prawns steak Dianne and spaghetti Bolognese. Omeros specialise in superb food and friendly service for locals and visitors alike. Fully licensed as well as BYO wine available from Monday to Wednesday only.


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GOLD COAST PANACHE LAUNCHES Fire spinners, stilted gold wing woman, a roving magician, Bunny and Hugh from Pink Flamingo, the incomparable Riely Saville donning a champagne skirt and sumptuous hospitality of the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa welcomed guests to the launch of Gold Coast Panache Magazine.

200 of the GC’s ‘who’s who’, including Mayor Tom Tate and wife Ruth, gathered to toast the launch of the quarterly glossy. In keeping with the theme, A Touch of Gold, Publisher, Kate Bennett was decked in gold head to toe by Sonia Stradiotto and bling from 5th Avenue Jewellers. “It was a fantastic night bringing back the glamour of the Gold Coast scene,” she said of the occasion. Sponsors included beverage brands Stone ‘n Wood, Mr Consistent, The Botanist Gin, Deja Vu wines, San Pellegrino, Select Aperativo cocktails. The night was captured by Pask Media and Epic Creations. Styled by Sasha themed the room. Supporters included Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty, Oracle Broadbeach and JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa. Guests got to take home a fabulous TAG Heuer gift bag. As well as a raffle worth over $11,000 in sensational prizes, BRIG Queensland supplied the $2500 lucky door prize in the form of a fantastic SIROCCO 240 Ecolite Slat Hull Tender. Photo credit: Annie Noon – Fotoforce Photography 0417 882 554

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Bunny and Hugh from the Pink Flamingo

Cherylynn Richardson and Gloria Austin

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Daniella Winter, Jordana Dodd, Selena McDonald and Kate Grammatico

DJ Tasha

Emily Leboydre and Rebecca Pask

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Travis and Elly McLean

Belinda Dawes and Felicity Cohen

Katie Jones and Kris Simmons

Liz Clift and Mayoress Ruth Tate

Mal and Lisa Lees

Mayor Tom Tate and Mayoress Ruth Tate

Niki Taylor

Olivia Scott and Katrina Sanguigno

Paul Burt and Amanda Abate

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Sandy Bell and Robert Lane

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BOOKS Guinness World Records 2022 Pan Macmillan by Guinness.

Global pandemics and lockdowns haven’t stopped record breakers from achieving spectacular things. In fact, they’ve given many people the chance to focus on their ambitions and attain goals beyond their expectations. Guinness World Records 2022 edition is a celebration of the tenacity and determination of the human race.

Apples Never Fall Pan Mcmillan by Liane Moriarty

From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. Even after all these years, former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments, and now that they’ve sold the family business they have all the time in the world to learn how to ‘relax’. But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes. Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? Or were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household?

Unholy Murder Allen & Unwin by Lynda La Plante Detective Jane Tennison must lift the lid on the most chilling murder case of her career to date. A coffin is dug up by builders in the grounds of an historic convent. Inside is the body of a young nun. When scratch marks are found on the inside of the coffin lid, Detective Jane Tennison believes she has unearthed a mystery far darker than any she’s investigated before.


Nothing soothes the soul and feeds the mind like the satisfying sensory stimulation of a book.

The CSIRO Gut Care Guide Pan Mcmillan by CSIRO

In this follow-up to the bestselling Healthy Gut Diet, leading CSIRO research scientists and dieticians share the latest findings on gut health, including the essential role of fibre in creating a diverse and resilient gut microbiome, the influence of gut microbes on the rest of our body, including our mood and the potential benefits of probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods.

The Bourne Treachery Harper Collins by Robert Ludlum

Three years after a failed mission in Estonia with his partner, Nova to rescue a double agent, everything has changed. Nova has been killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas and Bourne is a lone operative working in the shadows for Treadstone. But the Estonian mission was a set up. The double agent is still alive, deep in hiding from the Russian State Intelligence Agency. In order to find her, Bourne will have to come face to face with the errors of his past — and the death of the woman he loved.

Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home Hachette Australia by Lynda Gardener and Ali Heath

An inspirational guide to decorating a home with the perennially popular elements of a neutral palette, natural ingredients and a carefully curated mix of vintage and modern pieces - from influential stylist and decorator, Lynda Gardener and interiors writer and stylist Ali Heath.

Joe’s Family Food Pan Mcmillan by Joe Wicks

Put your family first with this cookbook from Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, the nation’s favourite PE teacher and record-breaking bestselling author. With 100 healthy, tasty, simple recipes to feed the whole family, this book is sure to provide new favourite go-to meals for speedy suppers, celebrations and everything in between.

Just Murdered Allen & Unwin by Katherine Kovacic

Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn TV. Peregrine Fisher is unexpectedly summoned to a meeting of the Adventuresses’ Club of the Antipodes, where she learns some incredible news. When Adventuress Florence Astor is accused of murder, Peregrine jumps at the chance to help on the case. Detective James Steed, initially dismissive, quickly finds Peregrine’s flair for investigating and headstrong nature leave him little choice.

The President’s Daughter

James Patterson and Bill Clinton return with a thriller even more compelling than global number one bestseller “The President is Missing”. Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President, has always defended his family as fiercely as he has his country. Keating’s teenage daughter, Melanie, has been abducted, turning every parent’s deepest fear into a matter of national security. Keating knows that in order to save Melanie’s life he will have to put his own on the line.

The View Was Exhausting Hachette Australia by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta

Whitman ‘Win’ Tagore and Leo Milanowski are the greatest love story of our time. International movie star meets the beautiful son of a millionaire. Nobody needs to know it’s not real. Win knows that Hollywood demands perfection, especially from a woman of colour. Leo just wants to enjoy life, and shift press attention away from his dysfunctional family. A smart, chemistry-filled love story that revels in rom-com tropes while undercutting them with questions of race, privilege, identity and double standards.

Semi Gloss: Magazines, motherhood and misadventures in having it all Allen & Unwin by Justine Cullen

Fashion magazine editor Justine Cullen shares an intimate, sharp and witty look at growing up and growing older from the kind of woman who seems like she has it all together - the glamorous job, the perfect family, the killer wardrobe. But, chipping away at that shiny, sparkly surface, Justine reveals the beautiful mess that lies beneath.

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Pets as Immunity Boosters Research has shown that owning a pet can have a number of physical and psychological health benefits.

Benefits include increased cardiovascular health (lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides and in men, lower cholesterol), increased physical activity, increased self-esteem and fewer visits to the doctor. The joy of having a pet isn’t new to most Australians; we have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. In fact, our pets are such positive influences on our lives that one study found that

Australian ownership of cats and dogs saved approximately $3.86 billion in health expenditure over one year.

Research from the UK shows the presence of cats and dogs in the home from an early age may actually ‘acclimatise’ the developing immune system so that it is less sensitive to allergens in later life. It appears that the presence of pets in the home has some regulatory or stabilising influence on the immune functioning of children. Using longitudinal studies of urban populations, researchers found that exposure to pets, especially dogs, in the perinatal period may reduce the development of allergic disease in children without a family history of allergy.

Published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, the reports state that having a dog in infancy is associated with reduced allergic sensitisation and atopic dermatitis. The authors said the benefits were most pronounced in children aged between five and eight years. Dr June McNicholas from Warwick University in the UK found that children from pet owning families have less school absenteeism through illness and are more likely to have normal levels of immune function than children from non-owning families. Source:




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The new Glam By Manicare® Glam Ready pre-glued lashes are lightweight, comfortable on the eye and made using quality cruelty free ‘mink effect’ fibres with delicately soft with thinned tips to mimic the appearance of natural lashes. Glam By Manicare® Glam Ready pre-glued lashes are available in three styles to suit every occasion and come in slimline clutch friendly packaging so you can be glam ready in seconds anywhere anytime! Available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and Independent Pharmacy stores and online. RRP $12.99. Enter to win: To win a Glam by Manicure, valued at $12.99, email the prize name GLAM READY and your contact details by October 13th, 2021 to

FRESH AND ECO-FRIENDLY ROCC Naturals presents a natural, chemical-free toothpaste that keeps your conscience as clean as your teeth. ROCC was determined to create a product that not only promoted a healthy self, but a healthy world as well. ROCC Naturals’ unique biodegradable tubes (an Australian-first) have also been consciously created and independently tested to ensure that the packaging won’t break down into microplastics but will instead decompose and leave this precious earth in as few as six years. Available online and at selected retailers including Woolworths. RRP $10. Enter to win: To win a ROC NATURALS TOOTHPASTE, valued at $10.00, email the prize name ROCC and your contact details by October 13th, 2021 to

SAVE YOUR SKIN WITH SONIC Manicare® has made its first foray into smart skincare technology with the highly anticipated Sonic MiniT M Rechargeable Facial Cleansing Brush. Clinically proven to be more effective to remove impurities than by hand alone. All it takes is one minute, twice daily to help achieve brighter, cleaner, healthier looking skin. Available with three replacement heads. Available in store and online. RRP $49.95. manicare. Enter to win: To win a Manicare Sonic MiniT M Rechargeable Facial Cleansing Brush, valued at $49.95, email the prize name SONIC MINI and your contact details by October 13th, 2021 to

HOT LASHES Accentuate your eyes and achieve dramatically curled and lifted lashes that last all day with the Glam By Manicare® heated lash curler. Designed using tech smart silicone pads heated to a warm and precise temperature to safely and gently lift and curl lashes in seconds. The curved dual silicone pads cushion and protect lashes without crimping, pulling or damaging. Available from selected Chemist Warehouse and Independent Pharmacy stores and online. RRP: $39.99. Enter to win: To win a GLAM by Manicare, valued at $39.95, email the prize name HOT LASHES and your contact details by October 13th, 2021 to

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Vaccination Legislation

Amid COVID-19 vaccination conspiracy theories on social media, political campaigns and patient advocacy groups, one question remains unanswered and that is “who is liable in the event one develops adverse side-effects from the vaccine”?

Australia has a long-standing compulsion for systematic and routine vaccines that are at time a legislative requirement. These include, ‘No Jab No Pay’ and ‘No Jab No Play’ in some Australian states. While some vaccines may be mandated, Australia does not provide a no fault injury compensation scheme for rare vaccine injury. No Fault Compensation Scheme – What is it? A no fault vaccine compensation scheme recompenses individuals who have sustained an injury following the administrations of a certified manufactured vaccine. Australia, in contrast to international counterparts, USA, UK and New Zealand, does not have a no fault vaccine compensation scheme. This means that an individual that sustains a vaccine related injury must bear the associated costs in accessing treatment via our publicly funded health systems and will not obtain any compensation for their pain and suffering. As a result, those affected are forced to embark on a complex and expensive litigation process

to seek compensation and related expenses. Australia’s Current Position Australia currently has a faultbased system for handling negligence claims. The process is long and arduous and can take years to be settled or decided. The issue associated with the current fault-based system is that settlement may not cover long-term costs associated with care and other expenses. Recently, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a new vaccine indemnity scheme. This scheme means that health practitioners that have been found liable as a result of adverse events from administering the COVID-19 vaccines will be compensated by the Commonwealth of Australia. It is well established that Pfizer is the vaccine of choice for under-60s in Australia, however recently the national cabinet stated that “GPs can continue to administer the AstraZeneca to Australians under 60 years of aged with informed consent”. The real implementation of the indemnity scheme therefore is to

design to support allied health practitioners and reduce the real and perceived impediments in administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to the under-60’s population. It seeks to shift exposure to possible claims from existing insurers to the Commonwealth of Australia. This does not negate nor prohibit patients suing health practitioners for negligent advice in relation to the purported risks and benefits of a particular vaccine. This falls well short of a no fault injury compensation scheme to allow for compensation award to include income indemnities, reimbursement of medical expenses, personal assistance expenses and travelling expenses that be resultant of the vaccine injury. Moving Forward The current use of ‘first in human’ phase III clinical trial roll out makes it foreseeable albeit rare that a vaccine related injury may occur. Notably, rare vaccine injury is not a new phenomenon. Guillain-Barre syndrome is another rare vaccine

related injury that is caused from the influenza vaccine. With the current climate and public questioning the vaccines safety as a result of blood clots occurring from the AstraZenaca vaccine, one would think that the Australian Government ought to implement a no fault vaccination scheme. Of course, if it is the proposition of the Government that being vaccinated is for the benefit of society, society should be safeguarded from possible risk of a vaccine injury. It follows that the Australian Government should recompense individuals who fall victim of a vaccine related injury. The implementation of a no fault vaccination scheme could increase public trust in the system rather than undermine current hesitancy and lack of confidence in the vaccine program. Hence, it would be timely that Australia now legislate and introduce a no fault compensation scheme for all vaccinations. This is a crucial step in navigating a pathway forward from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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