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Camilla franks more than a kaftan

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Up close and personal with Tim O’Connor David Jones Spring/Summer 2011 Camilla Franks – more than a kaftan Love story with Coco & Rogers Colour your world with Robb & Lulu Gotta get Gottex Label man – stylish rewards for him Accessories – celebrity inspired trends

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Gay, vegan and female – how Ellen broke all the rules of mainstream television to become a global phenomenon.


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In Hollywood they call it the pitch. An agent trying to sell to a television network an idea for a show would start with, “I’ve got this idea for a TV talk show which will be one of the most popular series on television. It’s to be fronted by a female comedian who is gay and in a long term relationship who also happens to be a vegan.” You could almost hear the doors being slammed as he/she leaves the office. As unlikely as it sounds, the reality is The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which debuted on NBC in September 2003, has grown to be a global phenomenon attracting 2.75 million viewers daily in America. Whether it’s her quirky, down home humour, the way she gently points out some of life’s absurdities or her impish smile which shows off her striking blue eyes, Ellen has found a way into people’s hearts. Born in 1958 in New Orleans, Ellen grew up in Atlanta Texas before graduating from high school and then attending college. She dropped out after one semester taking a succession of odd jobs including work as a para-legal, waitress, house painter, oyster shucker and selling vacuum cleaners before she started doing stand-up comedy in small clubs and coffee houses. “I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian,” she explained in an interview in 2006. Her dry, wry, observational humour started to catch on and after winning a competition naming her as the funniest person in America she got her big break by being invited to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1986. She would always tell jokes against herself and her early years. “I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, ‘Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.’ Not even top of the bill over the soup of the day. Her stand up work continued and then her first foray into television began when she was cast as a supporting player in two sit-coms, ‘Open House’ and ‘Laurie Hill’ in the period 1989-92. Those roles lead to her own 1994 sitcom on ABC, ‘These Friends of Mine’ (later renamed ‘Ellen’ after its first season). She made TV history in April 1997 when her character and Ellen personally revealed that she was ‘gay’. “I didn’t choose to be anything other than a comedian,” she said at the time. “I just happen to be a lesbian, and I didn’t feel like keeping it a secret, so I announced it. It all turned into this whole big political thing.” Some regional television stations refused to air the controversial episode and major advertisers such as Chrysler pulled their commercials in protest. The show was cancelled the following season due to declining ratings after which DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit. In 2001, DeGeneres launched a new series, ‘The Ellen Show’, on CBS, but it too suffered from poor ratings and was subsequently cancelled. She continued her stand-up career and landed hosting jobs for the Emmy’s including a memorable effort after the 9/11 bombings in 2001. “I felt it was important for me to be here tonight,” she said during the telecast, “because what would bug the Taliban more than seeing a gay woman in a suit surrounded by Jews?” Never one to be accused of giving up, Ellen returned with her current show in 2003 and is signed to appear until the 2013/14 season. Her goofy collection of celebrity guests, signature dancing, quick fire comedy, crazy games and audience give-aways has made her show rocket to the top of the daytime ratings tree. That appeal has spread across the globe and the show is now seen in 16 countries including Australia. Ellen’s appeal resonated so strongly with SEA FM breakfast radio personalities Moyra, Paul and Baggs that they initiated a public appeal to get Ellen to bring her show to the Gold Coast. It began with social media pages and newspaper articles before culminating in a mass demonstration on Surfers Paradise Beach with live crosses to national TV breakfast shows. That in turn led to an invitation to go to Los Angeles for the taping of Ellen’s show and the chance to meet the star. “We invited her to come down under and she promised the Gold Coast she would as soon as her studio would let her,” said Simon ‘Baggs’ Baggott. “We’ll find out in season 9 if they will be making the big trip to the Gold Coast which will be amazing for our tourism. She was incredibly friendly and warm and we still keep in touch with the producers who have promised to let us know if she is coming down, so standby, we will let you know as soon as we find out.” The moral of Ellen’s story is being true to yourself and being honest with people about whom and what you are and they will accept you. The small town girl with the big dream has done what no one would have thought were possible – middle America and the world have fallen in love with Ellen.

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The Flip Side of Heather Filippini Is it the money or the challenge? “It’s the challenge. For a woman going into business in a man’s world it’s the thrill of putting nice people into beautiful homes.” The speaker is Heather Filippini, the woman who established one of the most high profile real estate offices on the Gold Coast. So where did it all begin for this impeccably groomed, softly spoken woman. “I was raised in the Coonawarra region of South Australia, and from an early age I knew that I wanted to be a career woman. Starting work in a pharmacy and moving into cosmetics, I became the state manager for Yardley Cosmetics in both Victoria and Queensland and their first female representative. It seems strange to say but I’ve always had an instinct for making the sale. If you’re selling something you love it’s not difficult to sell.” The change from cosmetics to high end real estate was not an immediate move. Married with daughter, Sarah, Heather and her husband Frank Filippini moved to Sovereign Islands. “We wanted a change and it was a toss up between Noosa and here but I’ve always loved bright lights and the Gold Coast has such diversity.’’ Her life became a round of social engagements. Personable and easy-going she would host morning teas and welcome newcomers to the burgeoning estate. “If the Sovereign Islands sales’ team wanted something done they would ask me to host it. I did it all for nothing because I loved the lifestyle. In a strange way it ended up being good training for my real estate sales career because it introduced me to so many of the residents. My reasoning for changing over to selling was because I thought I could do a better job.” Sadly Frank had a stroke and passed away in early 2008. By her own admission it took her three years to deal with the loss. “There was no time to adjust because it was so sudden. We led an active lifestyle and were in the process of completing a large development. It was very lonely because for years we had always done everything together and now as a single female there were so many places I couldn’t go to alone.” With her daughter Sarah, she threw herself into work and continued to carve a niche selling the most expensive real estate on the Gold Coast. “My work was going well and I firmly believe that women make better real estate salespeople. Women are the ones who buy houses so as a woman you listen and are more intuitive. I started the first open houses and still organise functions including hiring a marquee for a Christmas party for the residents on Sovereign. The thing that has sustained me is the sense of community we have here. Having lived here for 22 years I’ve seen the children of some of the shopkeepers grow up to become adults. Those are the people who know and trust me despite everything they read in the papers and I am so grateful for that friendship and trust.” As for her future Heather has planned a trip with daughter Sarah to New York for a white Christmas. “I’ve got to the stage where I want to enjoy my life. If I feel like spending three months in France in a chateau I will. There’s still a part of me that wants to return to my roots in Coonawarra and have a winery. I spend as much time as possible there visiting family and my mother.” Whatever the next step, be sure that it will be done her way.



Style update Spring is busting out with these latest trends for real women

The Pelican Has Landed

Banjo & Matilda’s 2011 Ready To Wear Collection, the Il Pellicano range, includes a variety of textures and feels including printed Italian silks and Japanese organic cottons designed to work back with their new summer knits which are all in 100% cotton. Recreate the languid sensuality of 1960’s summertime ambling on the waterfront at Positano on the Italian Riviera with silk maxi skirts, roped maxi dresses, sheer cardigans and knitted tanks – and breeze through a sexy summer of love. Ciao bella!

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Seafolly has announced their ambassador for 2011, Australian beauty and international Victoria’s Secret model Sarah Stephens, who is Seafolly’s first full-cup ambassador. Sarah has fronted campaigns for international fashion powerhouses Lacoste, Benetton and Diesel, and appeared in fashion bibles Australian Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Sarah will encourage the growing D Cup fashion movement which Seafolly is proud to support. Seafolly’s impressive list of past ambassadors include Jessica Hart, Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris.


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Spring/Summer is almost here and Gas has introduced the perfect jeans to highlight your femininity and curves – the Sumatra. A new fit deserves a new word, jegging, and Gas proudly boasts that they are the skinniest jeans ever. Born from the mix of two icons, trendy leggings with five pockets jeans, Sumatra is a soft and light denim super stretch cloth that gives an excellent fit to the garment, shaping and emphasizing woman’s curves. Made from 97% cotton with 3% elastin, these are a low waisted, skinny leg jean with high elasticity. Super slim, super light, super on trend – the new jean has arrived. 10

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P P & tim o’connor label magazine Q&A ulous with the fab

What was the catalyst for you deciding to launch your own brand?

an ensemble of clothing. I want my clothes to be worn for more than

When I was in fashion school it was always in the back of my head as a rough plan. I wanted to work for someone for a few years and get some experience. I didn’t have that much to lose because I had minimal overheads but I was prepared for lean times and I never expected to be a massive success overnight.

a season as mix‘n’match pieces or by themselves and being ‘timeless’ is part of that process. Are your designs a continuation of a story? Yes they are because

Your clothes are made and manufactured in Australia. Given our high

I’m thinking of the people I’m designing the collection for so each collection flows into the next. Obviously I’m inspired by different prints or patterns as well but I try to make it, as you said, a continuation.

labour costs and current high dollar is that a source of pride that

Tell us something we don’t know about you? I’ve always had a passion

you have maintained your loyalty to Australian workers? Yes. It can

for horse riding including show jumping. I used to compete a lot and yes, I’ve broken my collar bone. I’ve had a horse since I was a young teenager and kept my horse in Centennial Park.

be difficult and at the moment it is but you also have total control over all aspects of manufacture. We have two women who are in their late 70s who do our finishing and they are as good as anyone you would find in Paris or Milan. What sort of woman do you have in mind when you are designing?

I have quite a few friends from who I draw inspiration for my designs. They’re quite fabulous and I know a lot of what is going on in their lives so I think about them when I’m designing a collection. Their ages vary from early 20s to about 60. The current winter collection appears to have a touch of 60’s rock chick mixed in with high street glamour. Is that an accurate comment?

That is a spot on description. The long scarves and big hats that can be worn with the winter collection work beautifully with the clothes. The words used most often when describing your designs are ‘timeless elegance’. You don’t appear to be a trend follower – more someone who wants his customers to continue wearing his clothes as part of 12

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Retail is tough at the moment – what are your tips for survival? Try to remain energetic and inspired, have good staff, travel and do whatever you can to keep yourself on top of the game. Australia has different fashion styles e.g. Melbourne women differ from the Gold Coast. Do you allow for that with different stock in each locale? The Gold Coast is definitely different. Opening this store

in Marina Mirage puts our collection in quite a different direction and parts of the collection are aimed more at this market. We don’t have different clothes for each city but the Gold Coast has a different emphasis. Who is your style icon? The iconic designer Roy Halston from the

70s I suppose. There’s quite a few people from that era as well who had an influence such as Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall but it’s constantly evolving.




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Summer sizzlers Get bright and breezy with these hot new looks from David Jones

Bigger and bolder were the catch words for David Jones spring/summer fashion launch held in Sydney’s iconic Royal Hall of Industries. Australia’s most celebrated designers including Alex Perry, Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, Easton Pearson, Trelise Cooper, Akira, Willow and Camilla Franks showcased their latest looks in front of a packed house. Miranda Kerr dazzled on the runway while VIPs such as Tina Arena, Natalie Imbruglia, Sarah Murdoch, Gracie Otto, Lara Bingle and Pia Miranda lapped up the latest looks. The summer season is set to explode with a burst of colour and a return to glamour and sophistication. Bold accessories and intricate styling go hand in hand with the new pulsating palette. Attention to detail is implicit with everything to bring this summer’s fashion to life. To enhance the fashions, make-up has also gone bold with luxurious red lips or a true summer time indulgence of orange lipstick. Go wild with the latest colours because if you stick to the hum drum you’ll be left in the shade. 14

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Seven years ago Camilla Franks was a aspiring actor with an eye for design and detail. Today she sits atop a fashion empire, distributing her exuberant designs to all corners of the globe. “It has been an organic thing from when I was doing acting training and designing the costumes for my characters. People came to see me in these really bad plays and would ask about the clothes so I started making things. After I finished my acting training I decided to do a small collection and it grew from there. Fashion chose me, it was never planned – it felt right and I went for it.” Acting’s loss was fashion’s gain and Camilla’s vibrant, fun filled designs made a mark immediately. Dubbed the Kaftan Queen, the label has stuck and while she is aware of the one trick pony aspect, it is a tag she doesn’t worry about. “Ever since I started I’ve always done other garments. As a designer you want to be known for variety but if you’re known for one thing then it is up to you to educate the consumer.” The point of difference in all of Camilla’s designs is the handmade and wildly colourful material. “Each single piece is individually produced. Everything from a collar to a bust line is done specifically for the garment it is intended.” Of course every interview with Camilla has to make mention of the Oprah effect. “The effect was phenomenal. For that to happen and to have her friend Gail and Oprah’s stylist also come into the Paddington store a few times, was amazing. On a business level it was a major achievement and we had a huge spike in sales. It got so hectic we had to turn our on-line store off, not only nationally but internationally as well.” Oprah’s approval fitted in well with the design mantra of fitting any woman, any size, any age, making them feel glamorous. “Some designers I know have stated emphatically to me that they won’t produce any garments over a size 14. That’s really silly because that is the average size now. Every woman should have the opportunity to feel and look amazing.” As for the future, Camilla rattles off a series of projects that make you tired just listening. “There’s the new development with David Jones, plans for a collection for children and men plus a swimwear range and our jewellery designs. We’re also opening two new stores and of course the new range which is influenced by my travels. Babushka dolls, tropical fish in the Maldives and Mexico have all found their way into the designs.” From self-confessed average actor to global style queen the journey has been nothing short of remarkable for Camilla and it’s a ride that won’t be slowing down any time soon.


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COCO POPS Everything old is new again with these Love Story inspired classics

Coco and Rogers was established in 2010 by Vanessa Nguyen in a quest to create pieces which are equally striking on their own as well as complementary to the needs of a modern wardrobe. Focusing on trans-seasonal separates and dresses that exude understated sexiness, Coco & Rogers is designed for women who want classic yet modern pieces over short-lived seasonal trends. Inspired by the 1970’s film, Love Story, the summer collection channels the movie’s chic wardrobe of classic flared skirts and slim caftans with a dose of modernity through heightened tailoring and bold colour. The collection is, as always, designed with form and function in mind – the wide leg pant, shorts and flared skirt provide an anchor for the floating silk voile caftans, shirts and tank tops – in perfect summer colours including tangerine and emerald. Made in Australia using the finest fabrics sourced from around the world, the collection has created a sense of easy any-situation pieces suitable for everything from a day in the office to relaxing on a yacht.


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Design it and they will come. Remember this Australian brand name, Robb & Lulu, because it is taking America by storm. Named after partners Rob Zagame and Lulu McDermott, the label was recently showcased to Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Redbook and many more – with the majority blown away by the artistic influence in each piece and requesting feature stories immediately. Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe also expressed interest, Tyra Banks pulled stock for her website and soon major boutiques were clamoring for stock. The buzz is due to the uniqueness of each piece. The formula used to produce a Robb & Lulu garment is essentially to take an intricate illustration or fabric creation by Lulu and fuse it with a unique garment design by Rob. The result is easy to wear, truly individual pieces that will ensure wearers stand out from the crowd, whether it be through an incredibly detailed illustration or a flamboyant, colorful print. The range includes dresses, scarves, tees, tanks, bikinis and lingerie for women and tees for men. Tees are adorned with beautiful Goddess/Warrior Princess illustrations, whilst the intricate, colorful fabric for the balance of the range is also designed by hand. You definitely don’t wear Robb & Lulu if you don’t like being noticed. The illustrations and fabric designs are created by Lulu starting with a drawing pad and pencil. Once the sketch itself is finalised, inks are applied and finished with a water-color wash, coloured pencil and paint or artist markers. The design is then scanned onto a computer so that final touches to the design may be made digitally. Designs are sent to an Australian printer for print either directly onto a tee/tank or onto fabric to be used for other garments. All printing and manufacturing of garments is carried out in Australia and best of all, they’re wash and wear. The Debut Collection which created such a firestorm of publicity in America will be repeated when the Spring/Summer Collection is launched here. Stand by, things are going to get super colourful. Robb & Lulu are offering Label readers 20% off the entire collection until the 30th November 2011. Go to and enter code: LABELR&L.

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An expert is a person with superlative knowledge who has achieved the highest levels of expertise in their field after years of study. 5th Avenue Jewellers are jewellery and diamond experts with expertise in all aspects of the jewellery industry, gemmology, Diamond grading and valuing. Darren Daley is one such expert. He is the newest member of our team of three, including Nicole Hannaford and Jan Whelan, who are fully qualified and registered gemmologists and valuers at 5th Avenue Jewellers, Pacific Fair. Darren is not only a highly skilled manufacturing jeweller; he is also a gemmologist and registered valuer, with additional qualifications in the areas of Diamond Technology and Advanced Diamond Grading and has been a teacher, demonstrator and examiner of each of these courses for many years. Darren’s research has focused on the field of synthetic diamonds and diamond treatments. He has extensive experience on many trade committees, both at a State and National level, seeking to promote education and an increase in the knowledge and training in the jewellery industry as a whole. Darren’s experience guarantees you quality, hand selected, well cut diamonds and the knowledge to answer your questions as a real expert without the need for props. “I feel that there is too much reliance on Diamond Grading Certificates to determine whether a diamond is worth purchasing. Like all things in life there are good and bad 26

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certificates, which the general public are not able to discern. We have lost much of the romance that looking at a fine gemstone gives the viewer. After all, we wear the item of jewellery, not the certificate.” “When examining or valuing diamonds purchased overseas or via the internet, I am amazed what is out there in cyber space. Usually the colour and clarity is all that is sold but this is only half the story of diamonds or indeed any gemstone’s value,” said Darren. “Recently I had to value one such item for a client that was purchased over the internet from the United States and whilst he thought he was buying a bargain, the stone turned out to be a fracture- filled diamond of very little value with real issues as to its long term durability. This was a fact of which he was not informed.” “At 5th Avenue Jewellers, we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our gemstones are natural with absolutely no mass produced, synthetic gems in store. We have been successfully trading at Pacific Fair for nearly 20 years. We design, remodel and manufacture fine quality jewellery and either myself, Nicole or Jan are available to provide the best possible advice for our clients. “Because of our knowledge and experience we feel confident that when travelling the world, viewing and purchasing jewellery and gemstones that the items we have in store are the best quality and value that you will see both here in Australia or overseas.”




Hospital hospitality

John Weyler & Patricia Hampson

Angela Warren & Nicole Rigo

Medical professionals, staff and friends gathered at the Southport Day Hospital in Marine Parade Southport to socialise, listen and learn. Dr John Flynn and his wife Narelle joined with his staff to showcase all that is new in medical procedures and post-operative care. Dr John & Narelle Flynn

Julia & Bryan Ritchie

Marilyn Faulkner, Sue Graham & Aileen Van Zijl

Tina Owens, Barbara Murphy, Dr John Flynn & Janet Comer

New Technology Axis 3 has arrived at Cosmedic & Skin Clinic While you are doing your research there are still many questions about breast augmentation that you have. Which implants do I choose? • What size do I need? Do I need a breast lift? • Will I be happy with the result and will my result look natural? Well stop wondering, the new Axis 3 can show you the possible outcome of your procedure on your own 3D body image. Make a decision with confidence. To make an appointment call 5555 7888.

Dr John Flynn MB, BS, Dip. RACOG, FRACGP. Dip. P. Dermatology, FACCS. Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery. Dr John Flynn has over 20 years medical experience and is a respected educator within the field.

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One designer t-shirt from Faux Pas, Kustom Kingdom, Lonely Kids Club or Inspektor valued at $89.00. Pick your designer and email your contact details to

Vive la Republic

Young Republic is Australia’s first interactive marketplace that allows stylish and sophisticated shoppers the opportunity to browse across thousands of products using just one checkout. Since their debut in May 2011, Young Republic is successfully empowering emerging Australian designers by allowing them to sell their product direct to the public 24/7. With over 1000 products available from 150 designers, fashion lovers, style-seekers and design enthusiasts are flocking to this new shopping concept. Visit Australia’s first safe, secure and stylish online marketplace at to the victor the spoils

Men are looking for victory in every action they take. Davidoff Champion Energy is a new daring fragrance that truly embodies will power, energy and achievement for real champions.

M+Y Steel Jet Engine Cufflink, RRP $78, stockists: 02 9699 9922 or

Wenger Aerograph Cockpit 72424, RRP $395, stockists: 02 9699 9922 or


Australian women know and love the fashion of Peter Morrissey. Now it’s time for the men to discover what he can do for them. MAN & WOMAN by Peter Morrissey is here with their largest collection to date. For the boys it’s a chance to discover the workwear, suiting, underwear and leisure wear of this legendary designer. The key is the incredible variety at an affordable price point; all pieces are under $100 and available at Big W stores nationally.

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Swiss Army Watch: Wenger have always recognized the importance of providing high quality, precision products that provide the same multi-functionality and performance as their famous genuine Swiss Army knife. It is with this thought in mind that the AeroGraph Cockpit 72424 was created; a precision timepiece that delivers uncompromising performance and design, complete with attributes inspired by aircraft instrumentation. These watches are constructed with the same devotion to quality and craftsmanship that Wenger has used for more than 100 years. Cuffed Classics: Cufflinks are timeless and never go out of fashion. M+Y Steel have produced a range of unique and unusual cufflinks designed to match the man in your life. From a jet engine motif to a machine design, M+Y Steel have something for every man. Unlike traditional methods of jewellery production that employ the use of molds, M+Y Steel is fashioned from solid pieces of surgical steel, preventing weak joints or the appearance of seams. All M+Y Steel jewellery is highly resistant to corrosion, will not rust and is hypo-allergenic.

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Lisa Robin, Brooke Beckwith & Sam O’Brien

Erin Stolz & Kirsten Bonnor

Vive la France! AT SOFITEL

Kerrie Scott & Jane McPhie

It was Francais all the way at Sofitel’s Room 81 with twin celebrations. The first was the Fête de la Musique, which is a global celebration of music. The second was Bastille Day, France’s national day, a salute to liberty and all things French.

Marissa Burgess Jill Price, Veronica De Matteis & Liz Rodgers

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Have fun this spring with these latest celebrity inspired trends Richie Rich

Style icon, Nicole Richie delves into her latest project, the launch of her new jewellery line ‘House of Harlow 1960’. The 35 piece collection displays unexpected combinations of materials and styles, contrasting ultra-feminine with edgy and bold, and modern mixed with native design. Using leather, silk strings, chains, rivets, gold plated metals and a beautiful palette of jewel-tone colours to decorate the array of pieces, Nicole explores multiple themes – bohemian, gypsy, tribal, flower child to edgy street wear. Available at David Jones and selected stockists, ranging from $59-$289. Clockwise from left: House of Harlow arrow necklace $179; silver starburst necklace $89; arrow cuff $79. For stockists call 03 9528 7300.

Branded Brad

We’ll take any excuse to run a pic of Brad Pitt wearing sunglasses. The man drooled over by females around the world raised the heat factor several notches when he strolled down the red carpet at Cannes film Festival wearing a classic pair of Tom Ford optical frames which had been modified to his liking. Believe it or not there is even a web page devoted exclusively to photos and descriptions of Brad (without Angelina) and his sunglasses.

Tom Ford Eyewear from $720, for stockists call 1800 030 077. Right: Gucci GG3132 RRP $500, for stockists call 02 9540 0500.

Pip Pip Hooray! There’s nothing like having Pippa Middleton, the newly minted sister in law of Prince William, photographed by the paparazzi while wearing your sunglasses. Reputed to be Pippa’s favourite sunnies, Gucci style #GG3132 feature a bamboo horse bit detail and large wrap around frames.

Pearly Sells

On September 1st Kailis Jewellery will launch the new 36 piece Angelic Collection featuring multi-talented Australian actress and singer, Natalie Imbruglia. Recognised internationally for their quality, contemporary style and versatile designs, Kailis Jewellery was founded on a family’s desire to showcase Australian South Sea pearls to the world. The collection, which features pink diamonds, captures the natural beauty of the most desirable pearls in the world and represents the next stage in the brand’s unique perspective on these natural gems.


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Above the Rim

Rimmel is revisiting its mascara classics with a new and improved Extra Super Lash Mascara. Just as you’d expect from Rimmel, all the Extra mascaras employ the latest long-wearing lash-building technology that helps lashes look thicker, longer and glossier. Lashes are styled, shaped and pushed up, visibly increasing their volume for an unlimited lash look that lasts all day. The no-clump formulas are easy to apply, creating non-stick lashes that look highly defined with great separation. If you want to build incredible volume without paying an incredible price, then look no further. Win a Rimmel London Extra Wow Lash Mascara valued at $12.95 by emailing prize and your contact details to

Make feet the focus this spring with gel toenails

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Juanita’s gel nails are a speciality; products ensure nails are protected and glossy plus they look sensational.

Win a Schwarzkopf Ultimate Styling Pack valued at $52.90 by emailing prize and your contact details to

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Phone 5591 1599 to arrange an appointment. Discover a complete range of expert services including lash extensions. Juanita’s Nails and Beauty Feel Good Tan, Shop 2 Ferry Rd Plaza, Ferry Rd Southport


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Introducing the latest additions to Schwarzkopf ’s Styling range - Ultimate Styling Mousse and Ultimate Styling Hairspray are taking hair to new heights this season. Both use a unique hair-care formula that includes Keratin Hairfiller to thicken and strengthen hair while also containing a UV filter to protect from sun, wind and humidity. The promise is a strengthened 24 hour hold whilst also caring for your hair. The formula used for both products is non-sticky, won’t leave residue and can be brushed out with ease.

Win a Box Set of Plump-A-Licious Lip Gloss valued at $59.95 by emailing prize and contact details to

Plump my Pout

Mwaa! Mwaa! What woman doesn’t want to have ripe, full lips? With the release by Dr Atia’s Skin O2 of Plump-A-Licious Lip Gloss, non-surgical lip enhancement has never been so easy. Combined with natural minerals and Vitamin E blended with advanced polymers, this is a product designed to instantly plump, fill and protect lips. Best of all Plump-A-Licious Lip Gloss will treat your lips while you wear it. Buy the box set of four in Iced Peach, Cherry Blossom, Pale Plum or Nude Glo. Available at leading clinics or shop online at


Face facts Why risk your health on a cut price surgical procedure in a foreign land?

It sounds tempting – travel to some exotic destination and combine an overseas holiday with plastic surgery and come back as a new you. While the price and the holiday may seem tempting it is important to compare what is available here with what is on offer in a country where you may not be able to safely drink the water. Any operation carries an inherent risk and there are several important questions you need to ask before you sign up for something that could quite literally cost you your life or result in emergency care. The anticipated holiday may end up being just recovery in a hotel suite without all the comforts of your own home. There are many things to consider when contemplating surgery overseas; is the person promoting the surgery medically trained or are they simply a travel agent or broker? Do they understand fully medical indications and contra-indications for surgery and will they be able to support you post operatively if you have medically based questions? Is the surgeon a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) or Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)? And importantly if having implants, is the surgeon using accredited implants with TGA or FDA approval or are they using copies or sample implants? Do you have a plan in case of any post-operative problems especially if English is not the native language? Most surgical complications will occur more than a week after an operation. If you have surgery overseas you may need to deal with a complication once you return home. Do you have full and real details of how the surgery was done, the sterility standards of the overseas complex or the details of any implants used? If you need a blood transfusion are you comfortable with receiving this in a foreign country? Insurance is compulsory for Australian doctors but may not be in other countries or the insurance policy may only cover a patient that is a national of that country. You may find yourself with significant expenses if there is a complication. The sad fact is most people travelling overseas for surgery spend more time researching the purchase of a household appliance than researching their surgeon and comparing ‘apples with apples’. Make an informed decision regarding your health and well being if considering having cosmetic or plastic and reconstructive surgery.


SNAP Megan Brake, Maddison Castens, Shelley Jeffries & Skye Jamieson

Andrea Barrett, Brigette Cooper & Dani Fitch Dene Kubetz & Tanya Cross

st hilda’s high tea

Stephanie Weber & Jelena Markovic

A High Tea at Sheraton Mirage was presented by the St. Hilda’s School Women’s Auxiliary to raise funds for Bush Scholarships. Fashion parades, choirs and auctions were all part of the day including the chance to bid for the role of Head of School. Danielle Daquino & Joanne Rahn

Julia Ingall & Chloe Maxwell

Georgina Manton, Voni McPhee & Caroline Briggs








Carnival rides, games, meet some wildlife characters, fairy floss, face painting, cakes, jams, trash and treasure, plants, books, music, dance and fashion parades, bargains galore! Original artworks and investment art on sale at the RBS Morgans Art Show. Come and enjoy a fabulous day of fun on the Oval! 52 High Street, Southport Parking Via Whitby Street, Southport Telephone 07-5532 4922



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Beauty Shop Guess Works

Flaunt your inner temptress with Guess Seductive I’m Yours, a lush, sexy oriental, tantalizing with its delicious contrast of delicate florals, luxurious musks and woods. This intoxicating fragrance captures the true essence of the Guess girl’s allure, and is the love potion No. 9 for the twenty-first century. Irresistibly flirty and intense this is an sexy fragrance for the mischievous woman who loves to fully explore her feminine prowess. For your chance to win a 50ml bottle of Guess Seductive I’m Yours valued at $80, email prize name and your contact details to

Shine Through

Sometimes your skin can feel trapped behind dirty and oily shine. Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub combats the problem of sheen in two ways. Firstly it removes skin impurities and excess surface oil. Secondly, after rinsing, rice proteins are deposited on the skin to combat excess sheen for up to 8 hours. In addition Salicylic Acid targets blemishes at the source, cleaning deep into the pores. The result is clear, shine-free skin.

Results Driven Skincare

Most women are looking for a skincare regime that provides them with instant gratification. Alpha-H has a wide range of stellar products that will revitalise, firm and refine your skin. The Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera, Age Delay Intensive Eye and Lip Treatment Cream, Harmony Infusion, Soothing and Calming Mask, Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel and Absolute Eye Complex will work together synergistically to enhance your complexion and change your life. Hugely successful in the UK, many people do not know that Alpha-H is an Australian brand that is fully manufactured from, start to finish at their Gold Coast Head Quarters. For your chance to win one of two gift packs valued at $250, please email prize name and your contact details to

Rose Coloured

Celebrate là beauty. Step inside a world of luxury, relaxation and decadent skin and body treatments – welcome to Là Beauty at Mirage with Eve Kelly.


Using beautiful products and treatments from two leading beauty experts, Guinot Institut Paris and Skeyndor, Là Beauty offers non-invasive slimming and anti-aging solutions to tone and renew your skin. Tailor design treatment packages to achieve your specific beauty goals.

Palmer’s have introduced the next generation of skin perfecting oil to their range. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil, made with natural ingredients, has the added ingredient Rosehip Oil, a proven natural antioxidant. Palmer’s has a unique rapidermal absorption system that allows the natural oils and goodness to penetrate deep into the epidermal layer of the skin and best of all its non-staining. Silky, smooth, gorgeous skin can be yours with this powerful new weapon in skin care.

Quick Fix

Skin Physics launches Instant FX Instant Eye Makeover, the very first product to include new wonder ingredient Hyadisine. Hyadisine is a breakthrough anti-aging super ingredient that hydrates an unbelievable 8 hours longer than the nearest competitor. It was discovered via sea mussels in France which had baffled scientists with their ability to survive extreme UV exposure, nutrient depletion and dryness. Hyadisine’s ultra hydrating properties enable skin to increase moisture absorption and retain moisture faster, as such instantly improving wrinkle appearance.

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urious fittings; The club delivers on every level – lux a super clean and the world’s best training equipment; personal service hygienic environment plus a level of unmatched by any other health club. Clockwise from top left: The members lounge and cafe; state of the art equipment; personalised friendly staff.


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kudos health club What makes Kudos so different? It’s a question that Kudos operations manager Chris Wells has been asked many times since it was announced they were moving into their brand new facility in Bundall. “Essentially it’s less about the equipment and more about the experience, friendly staff and being in a safe, comfortable place to work out. The club delivers on every level – luxurious fittings; the world’s best training equipment; a super clean and hygienic environment plus a level of personal service unmatched by any other health club. We aim to be the benchmark and set the highest standard possible in luxury and style, making us the ideal place for both working out and relaxing.” With its own members lounge and café, including complimentary continental breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi access, Kudos also boasts a resort style 25m heated outdoor swimming pool, modern cardio theatre, group fitness studio, Kinesis wall, advanced resistance training machines, personal training services, massage, Nutrition Centre and much, much more. In a word, Kudos equals belonging, members who want the best and the aim of Kudos is to provide them with a club for a select group that want a health experience combined with a social and business network. Another unique concept is that Kudos has a strict membership limit – about a third of the number that most similar sized clubs allow. That translates into a less crowded and more exclusive work out when you visit. Once the numbers have been achieved the only way to join is through a referral and a waiting list. With the best facilities and advanced technology, this stunning new concept in a health and fitness club allows the discerning member of Kudos and the dedicated, highly-trained staff, to focus purely on total well-being and end results. For more details call 07 5564 6488 or visit

Hair I Nails Beauty Natural Boost

Take your favourite Boost Juice smoothies and combine them in the beauty blender with soothing beeswax, nourishing jojoba seed oil and moisturising vitamin E. The result? Six mouth-watering new Bloom Lip Balms packed full of Boost flavour. Give your lips a boost with your favourite Boost Juice flavours: Strawberry Squeeze, Berry Bang, Watermelon Crush, Mango Tango, Banana Buzz and Tropical Storm. At just $6.95 a pop, this is an absolutely guilt-free treat.

Adam & Eve it Planet Eve Organics introduces Super 5 Eye Firming Gel – an easy to apply eye gel that features five powerful ingredients for anti-ageing, hydrating and soothing tired, puffy eyes.

Love Rules

The I love... family of fun body products introduce their newest member – Lemons & Limes. Created and manufactured in the United Kingdom, I love... was born in 2008 and landed on Australia’s shores in 2011. I love... products are all named after delicious, mouth-watering, passionate, almost unadulterated scents that will generate a genuine feel good factor and a sense of happiness! The essence of the range is to create fabulous fragrances that make people smile.

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ExclusivE but affordablE bEauty sErvicEs The professional team of highly trained experts understand the importance of pampering.


Win a pack of Milky Foot valued at $29.95 by emailing prize and your contact details to

call 07 5575 4048.


Milky Foot is the effortless way to get your feet beautifully soft. No more scrubbing, filing or messy ointments with this at-home pedicure treatment that removes tough and hardened skin after just one treatment. Milky Foot works by using an exclusive ingredient, ExMilac, which breaks down hard, dry and scaly skin. If your feet are in dire need of a treat, just pop on the booties for 60-90 minutes and let Milky Foot do all the work.

at just $40 for a full set of nails, beautiful hands no longer have to be a luxury.

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Suspend Time

Introducing Covergirl’s break-through anti-ageing foundation – Simply Ageless. The key difference of Simply Ageless is the ‘suspension’ formula. Once applied, the cream melts into a liquid where the solid-to-liquid foundation floats over the skin. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is the spokesperson for Covergirl’s Simply Ageless range. It is the first beauty campaign for the Emmy award winning talk show host. Win Simply Ageless Foundation valued at $24.95 by emailing prize and contact details to

what’s hot Dark Angel

Legendary designer and master perfumer Thierry Mugler chose international star Eva Mendes to represent his iconic scent Angel. Strong one moment and demure the next, both femme fatale and spontaneous, Eva Mendes personifies the very facets of sensuality encompassing Angel.

In the Pink

The new ghd Pink Orchid limited edition set continues to raise awareness and support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Cooler to touch and lighter to handle with contoured pink plates that glide effortlessly through hair for smoother, snag-free styling.


signature lunch at Horizon’s Sheraton Mirage and Spa Gold Coast

Friday 2 December noon to 3pm Cocktail on arrival Three-course meal with selected wine Hosted by 92.5 Gold FM personality Olivia Scott Fabulous fashion parade by Marina Mirage Take home a bag of luxurious gifts Win fabulous raffle prizes

Bookings essential phone Kate on 5591 7231 Tickets $95 • Raffle proceeds assist the Gold Coast Community Fund Charlie Brown


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Every woman thinking about breast augmentation has questions. Which implants do I choose? What size do I need? Do I need a breast lift? Will I be happy with the result and will my result look natural? Well stop wondering, technology can show you a simulated outcome of your procedure on your own 3D body image. This opportunity to view how you might look after breast augmentation surgery is now possible with the arrival of the new Technology Axis 3 at Cosmedic & Skin Clinic. With the Axis 3 camera an exact 3D model of your body is captured in just seconds, you can talk about your unique body characteristics and Dr Flynn can explain the procedure to you in detail. You can feel at ease as you view your preview options on the computer screen and with Axis 3 you can virtually try on different implant sizes and types and watch your body reshape to the position of the implant just as it will in reality. Compare your before and after images side by side and view up to 6 options on the screen at one time seeing your potential outcome in real time during a single consultation. You can make decisions that are right for you and your body and you can discuss the different options available to you. Experience the wow of the new you with Axis 3. The new Axis 3D simulation of breast augmentation allows you to see what a breast enhancement will look like before you have surgery. Book your consultation today at Cosmedic & Skin Clinic and let the Axis 3 show you your future. But not all women want to be bigger. Some want to downsize and some just need a lift. Sometimes you might want a lift and implants. It is really all about proportion and harmony. We talk about Body Balance to try to get across this concept to patients and make it understandable and we find that patients really respond to this. Sometimes liposuction or tummy tuck to reduce the waist line or to trim the thighs or buttock is needed to achieve this Body Balance. Have you heard about Zeltiq, the Coolsculpting technique? Freeze away your fat without Liposuction. For small deposits this is often the way to go. So what do you want? What concerns you? Are you well balanced? Why not give us a call at Cosmedic and Skin Clinic 07 5555 7888 to discuss your needs.



PERFUMES FOR PASSION Spice up your life with these spring sensations

Choose One

Imagine femininity, luxury, and style...bottled. Introducing Jimmy Choo, the fragrance! This is an essential extension of the Jimmy Choo lifestyle. With its green top note, heart note of tiger orchid, and base note of toffee and sensual Indonesian patchouli, this is a scent comprising equal measures of female empowerment and elegance, one that evokes glamour, confidence, desire and refined sexuality. In short, this is a fragrance for women with a sense of fashion and a taste for luxury.

Floral Fun

Composed as an ode to light, Elie Saab Le Parfum celebrates the splendor and the brilliance of radiant femininity with a floral, solar, woody theme. The permanent exchange between flowers and wood is what gives the fragrance such captivating resonance. From the first notes, the soaring brilliance of the orange blossom sets the tone for this olfactory spell. A solar evocation of armfuls of Mediterranean petals, whose luminosity comes from the rays of the sun at its zenith.

Basic Classic

True to his favourite themes, Jean Paul Gaultier has always made tattoos a playful feature of his creations. Thus his lovely Classique Summer pays unprecedented homage to its creator by entirely covering themselves in tattoos. The Classique Summer fragrance once again features rose and orange blossom flirting in the top notes, followed by a burst of Sambac Jasmine and Ylang Ylang middle notes that ripen into vanilla absolute and fresh musk accords.

Cool Britannia

That most British of brands, Burberry, have released Burberry Body, a fragrance designed to reflect all the facets of their brand. Described as oh so very British, this is the most sensual and feminine fragrance while still sophisticated, modern and delicate. A fragrance to appeal to women regardless of their age, it has been created to be sensual, natural, elegant, memorable. The sensual notes of rose and iris combined with woody top notes create this unmistakably British scent.

Dizzy Issey

Since 1995, Issey Miyake fragrances have pioneered the reinvention of their summer limited editions. Created by Jacques Cavallier, the Summer Editions 2011 offer a fresh, luminous and joyful break for the season. Sparkling and crisp, the fragrance radiates fresh and delectable top notes of Rose and Pear Water that blossom on floral middle notes of Peony and Carnation. At the base, a delicate harmony of Osmanthus and precious wood enhances the velvety notes of the scent. Win a 100ml bottle of L’Eau d’Issey Summer fragrance – Eau de Toilette valued at $99 by emailing prize and your contact details to 42

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KUDOS launch Kudos, a new concept in health and fitness was launched with a whizz bang party at their luxury, state of the art facilities in the Corporate Centre, Bundall. Hard work-outs need a reward and the members let their hair down before their next session.

Jess Smith & Daniel Hamilton

Julia Brooking & Jane Taylor

Kristy Hamby, Jocelyn Ruck & Trina Thomson

Michelle Lambart & Michael Hamby

Sharon Thwaites & Guy Joris

Grace May & Paige Saville



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Bright Eyes

Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Five Colour Eye Shadow Palettes are expertly designed to give you multiple options in your eye looks, offering you the ability to turn your daytime look into a playfully naughty look for night. With the flirtatious makeup lover in mind, eight new palettes are introduced in richly striking colour and texture combinations from barely there nudes to intensely bold blues and gorgeously envious greens. Start building your couture collection of shadows from this comprehensive collection.

SPRING shades Electric Eyes

Estée Lauder introduces Pure Colour Liquid Eyeliner in three highly pearlised shades of Graphite, Black Quartz and Silver Zinc delivering a dramatic effect that finishes any eye look. This new liner pays off with a rich colour and sparkle application that is long wearing, non-flaking and water-resistant for a look that is vividly precise. Chicly sport a graphic line using the new felt-tip applicator brush that lays down the sparkle infused formula evenly and easily with one effortless stroke in shades of rich black, pewter and green-gold.

Not Plain Jane

Jane Iredale’s ispeedmatch system will take the guess out of colour matching and help you choose the foundation for your skin type. PurePressed Base is suited for oily to combination skin and leaves a matte finish. Amazing Base and Liquid Minerals are great for skin that craves a little extra hydration and loves a dewy finish whilst Dream Tint is perfect as a primer or for barely there coverage. All Jane Iredale bases contain crystals blended from fine minerals and pigments thereby allowing the skin to breathe.

Lip Smacking Good

Lips just got louder and gloss is going to a luscious new level. Rimmel London Vinyl Gloss has released an incredible hi-volume version for the most voluptuous pout ever. Experience gloss like never before as Vinyl Max makes your lips feel the softest and most comfortable ever. This hot new formula, which contains heroic hyaluronic spheres, will literally magnify your lips and allow you to design your own lip shape.


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Dr Craig LAYT What does it take to become a specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon? In the case of Dr Craig Layt it has been half a lifetime of study, dedicated training and continual updating of his considerable skills. Having completed a medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1988 he then spent a further ten years of surgical training at Princess Alexandra, Mater and Greenslopes Hospitals in Brisbane and the General Hospital in Townsville. The next phase involved a move to Melbourne where he continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery alongside some of Australia’s leading Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons. As a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and intent on utilising his skills as a plastic surgeon, Dr Layt moved to the Gold Coast where he has been in private practice since 2000. Highly credentialed in all areas of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr Layt is dedicated to a high standard of patient care and the achievement of excellent results. He insists that each patient fully understand the benefits, risks, and limitations of the procedure they have selected before undergoing surgery, in order to maximise patient satisfaction.

Dr Layt is the President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. His role requires him to actively take part in and organise post graduate education for Plastic Surgeons in the specialised field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery otherwise known as cosmetic surgery. Dr Layt is also involved in the education of both Medical Students and doctors whom are training in the specialty of plastic surgery. His medical credentials include membership of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Society of Queensland, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a corresponding member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As part of his never ending quest to keep himself at the forefront of medical and surgical techniques, in the last six months he has travelled to conferences in Boston, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney and was involved in the organisation of the Plastic Surgery Congress on the Gold Coast in July. With that impressive list of achievements and qualifications, you can be assured that your health and well being are in the hands of a very experienced and qualified surgeon.

Curves Experienced and fully qualified plastic reconstructive surgeon Dr Craig Layt specialises in:

Breast Enlargement including minimal scar (underarm) technique

Breast Reduction Breast Reconstruction after breast cancer

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scent of a male

Invigorate and reinvent your inner male with these new releases Be a Legend

When an object bears the Montblanc name, style is central, essential. LEGEND simultaneously expresses strength and softness; clarity and mystery. This very masculine yet subtle perfume, created by Olivier Pescheux, belongs to the Fougère fragrance family. The middle notes vibrate intensely: Evernyl, a molecule very reminiscent of oakmoss, deploys its warm sensuality and depth. “I wanted it to be the true heart of the formula,” explains Olivier, “so I was very generous with it.”



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AQVA Pour Homme Toniq is the new vibrant interpretation of AQVA Pour Homme. In this edition, posidonia – the latest version’s distinctive element – blends with the “frozen water” special accord giving the fragrance a unique touch of vigour and pureness. This strongly crisp and dynamic dimension is also mirrored in the external packaging of the new version thanks to an innovative technique giving a modern and bright metallic effect. The chromatic shade evokes the pulsating energy of water.

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Dare to be Different

HUGO Just Different brings together an innovative blend of notes to produce a surprising new scent that leaves you invigorated, curious and ready to see things differently. A reinvention of the classic aromatic Fougère top note, it drives the freshness of the fragrance with a cool signature built on a complex ‘frozen’ mint accord, and is accentuated by vibrant aromatic notes. The cooling effect of the mint stimulates the senses, capturing the thrill of life in the modern metropolis.

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Gaultier men are tattooed, either reproducing ethnic customs or breaking from tradition in a sign of boldness. Gaultier explores patterns: hearts tattooed on pirates and Maori motifs; lace, anchors and love messages. For 2011, the Le Male Stimulating Summer Fragrance has been revamped and reinforced with fresh notes of lavender, mint and cardamom. This new surge, even more energizing and stimulating than before, is paired with an unaltered base of vanilla, musk and sandalwood.


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At the bottom of a lagoon, the turquoise water of the sea reveals with clarity the beauty of the ocean. L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme goes on a voyage into these waters, warmed and brightened by the sun. Invigorating and bursting with energy the fragrance reveals at first citrus accords of Yuzu and Mandarin. The vivacious middle notes of Cardamom and aromatic Sage heighten the senses, to finally reveal at the base a vibrant harmony of Vetiver and Ambergris. Win a 125ml bottle of L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Summer fragrance – Eau de Toilette valued at $99 by emailing prize and your contact details to 46

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Make Weight Loss

Permanent! If you’ve struggled with your weight for years and are suffering from obesity or weight-related problems, consider this seminar the first step to permanently improving your quality of life! Dr Laurent Layani and Dr Candice Silverman provide valuable information on proven weight loss solutions that lead to long term health benefits.

Come along to learn more about:

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All seminars start at 6pm Call 1300WEIGHTLOSS (1300 934 448) to reserve your seat Dr Laurent Layani Gastrointestinal surgeon Dr Layani is one of Australia’s leading specialists with more than 10 years experience and more than 3000 weight loss procedures performed. His support team includes a dietitian and psychologist who specialise in weight loss and provide comprehensive care and support to all patients.


Call 1300WEIGHTLOSS (1300 934 448) to book your FREE no obligation assessment and consultation.

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bovine devine Join the crowd at this iconic Broadbeach restaurant as it reaches new heights

Great restaurants have an energy and pulse about them that separates the run of the mill from the fabulous. Difficult to quantify it occurs when everyone involved, from the wait staff to the kitchen brigade, have a palpable passion about their job and the service they are providing. Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill at Broadbeach on the Park has that and then some with a buzz emanating from every aspect of this popular eatery. It starts in Moobar which has become the haunt of locals and visitors alike as a place to relax and catch up with friends or enjoy a pre-dinner drink before heading in to dine. Be it Champagne, Chardonnay or a cold one, to be in the midst of the Moobar crowd overlooking Victoria Park, slightly removed from the bustle of Broadbeach’s eat streets, is to be in a place of excitement and fun. That vibe translates in to the main dining area as well with the hubbub of the diners and the dragonfly darts of the staff as they zip around attending to the needs of the patrons. A new specially designed beef menu, hand selected by owner Steven Adams & Executive chef Damian Draper, has recently been launched. Combining subtle yet scintillating flavours of fresh seafood and

premium quality produce the emphasis by Chef Damian is flavour, flavour, flavour. Be sure to check out the just released Aussie Black, a brand new full blood Wagyu with of course a side order of Moo Moo’s famous truffle and parmesan shoestring fries. Bliss! If you are a lover of great Champagne book now for a special dinner in October starring the number one champagne in the world, Armand De Brignac, in a one of a kind event for Australia to be held at Moo Moo Gold Coast and Brisbane. Now in its sixth year of operation, Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill is proud to have won a long list of awards including Queensland’s Restaurant of the Year and Best Informal Dining Restaurant as well as multiple local titles. Under the guidance of owners Steve and Autumn Adams, Moo Moo has consistently taken its repertoire of fine food and specialty beef combined with an award winning wine list and exemplary service to a greater audience. In a short period of time Moo Moo has become a benchmark for the best – service, food, wine and good times. Visit for more details or phone 07 5539 9952.

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sweet chocolate fondue bar at ferry road market Sweet, the best fondue bar and confectionery shop on the Gold Coast, is renowned for its mouth watering range of premium handmade chocolates, lollipops, fruit jellies, nougats and liquorice. What isn’t as well known is that they also produce some of the best specialty cakes available be it a wedding, birthday, themed or tiara cupcakes. all are handmade on site under the direction of award winning chef luke turner with fellow co-owners rosa and tony roberts. Sweet produces the most innovative and luscious creations including the divine cupcake wedding cake. if you can imagine it, Sweet can make it. Treat yourself this winter to a Sweet gourmet fondue with fresh fruit, marshmallow, honeycomb and indulgent chocolate.

sweet chocolate fondue bar & speciality cakes next door to Spendelove BiStro at Ferry road Market, Ferry road Southport Phone 5532 8832 For enquirieS


smooth as Two years young and getting better with age, Glass continues to impress.

Glass Food: A good restaurant lives or dies by the quality, consistency and variety of its menu. So how best to describe chef David Pommier’s fare? This is modern Australian with an emphasis on the freshest of seasonal produce and ingested with a sizeable dollop of traditional French cooking. For that you can thank David’s work in Michelin hatted restaurants in his homeland and the influence of his grandmother who passed on her love and passion for cooking. The menu covers every flavour in an extensive array of our finest produce guaranteed to sate every hunger. Glass Service: Guided by the tender hand of experienced restaurateur Shanan Harmelin, Glass has the sense of a place where everyone knows your name. Part of this is due to the fact that Shanan and co-owner Patrik Gennari have managed to retain the vast majority of their staff since opening two years ago. That produces an easy familiarity due to the enthusiasm of experienced hands who are dealing with repeat customers and new diners who they want to return. Glass Bar: Two years young and getting better with age, Glass boasts a premium lounge bar like no other, a place to see and be seen. The cocktails are extraordinary and worthy of a visit simply for the sheer indulgence of relaxing with something as decadent as The Rouge Door made with Bombay Gin, Chambord, chilled strawberry puree and lime juice. A tapas menu is also available while you sit and watch the sun shimmer into the horizon. Glass Chef: The cream always rises to the top and so it is with chef de cuisine David Pommier. French born but working in Australia by choice, David’s position at Glass is the culmination of fifteen years hard work and dedicated service. With fellow Frenchman Arnoud Ollivier as his sous chef, David oversees the diners from behind the grill ensuring that everything is just so for every meal. What is his favourite on the menu? The oven baked ‘Bobby’ veal rack with new potatoes and King Brown mushroom topped with Ossau Iraty cheese gratin, baby carrot, broccolini and star anise veal jus since you asked. Glass Style: Sitting prettily alongside the multi-million dollar boats resting quietly in the marina, Glass feels like an extension of an expensive ship’s salon. With highly polished timber floors, expansive views of sea and sky and encased in floor to ceiling windows, this is a venue for all seasons. Unlike some expensive fit-outs this is a room that oozes warmth and welcome and the clever lay-out ensures that every seat in the house is front row to the natural beauty of the Gold Coast. With Christmas fast approaching Shanan and the team have produced an imaginative array of function menus. Able to cater for anything up to 200 people, Glass Dining and Lounge Bar can make any function more memorable than you could imagine. Phone 5527 1009 or visit 50

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The Drink of Kings

Produced in the Loire Valley of France, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur was introduced to Louis XIV during a visit to the Château de Chambord. Whole raspberries and blackberries are steeped in French spirits for a period of several weeks to achieve a rich fruit infusion. This infusion process produces a distinct natural raspberry flavor and aroma. The spherical bottle is modeled on a Globus cruciger which reflects Chambord’s royal connection.

Chambord Fruit Cup 45ml Chambord Wedge of lemon, lime and orange Diced strawberry Mint leaves Dry ginger ale

Squeeze and drop citrus wedges into highball glass, add the rest of fruit and Chambord, fill with ice, and top with dry ginger ale and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and cucumber. The Quarry tasting room at Craggy Range Giants Winery


& wine Craggy Range Wine – Land of Giants

The wine-making traditions of Europe are based upon family traditions. In 1997 Terry Peabody set out to establish a dynasty with the founding of Craggy Range Wine in New Zealand. With Director of Wine and Viticulture Steve Smith as a partner and with the involvement of both their families, they have quickly established a legacy in fine wine-making that will continue for generations. The wines of Craggy Range reflect not only the character of the vineyard and the maker, but also the unique weather and cultural aspects of every vintage. Some vintages are exceptional but when the season dictates that the standard has not been met then those parcels of wine are declassified as assemblage and take no further part in the finished wine. The one word used on all occasions is quality. Each and every vintage must stand on its own which is why Craggy Range single vineyard wines will not be made in all vintages. There are two

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distinct collections. The first is the Vineyard Designated Collection, intense and complex bearing the Craggy stamp of elegance, balance and texture. The second is the Prestige Collection produced only in exceptional vintages when the soil, climate and culture at Craggy Range come together in unity. These are released in a very limited collection of single vineyard wines each with a name that reflects its heritage. Craggy Range Giants Winery in the beautiful Hawkes Bay area has gained worldwide acclaim both for the wine tasting experience it provides and the award winning Terrôir Restaurant. The brand is the culmination of different vineyards based in Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough and Central Otago. Each produces grapes which are used to make single vineyard wines, in keeping with Terry Peabody’s original dream of producing the best wines in the land. The tradition continues.

Hangover cures – we all have one but often the cure is worse than the illness. Hydrodol is different. Specifically designed to alleviate the adverse effects of a big night out, it contains a amino acids, vitamins, minerals, an antioxidant and a kick-ass Chinese herb (pueraria lobata) which has been around for centuries to help relieve hangovers. Taken whilst drinking alcohol it relieves symptoms such as nausea, dehydration, headaches, diarrhoea, sugar cravings and more. Available from pharmacies in an 8-capsule pack $13.95 and 16-capsule pack $19.95.


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A touch of FranÇais in the heart of Broadbeach

Located on level three of Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Bistro On3 offers unparalled views of the Gold Coast hinterland. Enjoy fresh, innovative and ever-changing cuisine from this picturesque location in the heart of Broadbeach. Relax poolside for a light lunch, gather the girls for High Tea or treat the family to the nighlty dinner buffet.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach | 81 Surf Parade | Broadbeach QLD 4218 Tel: (07) 5592 2250 – Fax: (07) 5592 3747

Tastes of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s very own celebration of all things food and wine will run for 16 days from 3rd–16th September. Beginning with the 3 Chefs Do Lunch at Arts Centre Gold Coast, the festival includes everything from a Full Moon dinner at Point Break Bar and Grill to a Round the World in 80 Minutes culinary journey at Bazaar, QT Gold Coast. With more than 20 ticketed and community events there is something for every taste and budget. For more details visit

Slim Secrets

Hard work at the gym means you need extra protein. The new Slim Secrets Protein Shot is packed with 14.5g whey protein, naturally sweetened with stevia (an all natural sugar) and at less than 65 calories, you simply add water or milk and instant protein.


Slim Secrets asked their customers what they ‘Wanted’ in a snack bar. The answer came back as a bar that was less than 100 calories, nutritionally balanced, no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and it must taste great. ‘Wanted’ is a guilt free snack designed to complement your health and fitness goals.

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sunset Boulevard One of our more picturesque restaurants has added to its beautiful setting by extending the hours of operation.

Ristorante Fellini, the iconic Italian eatery at Marina Mirage, has introduced ‘sunset dinners’ allowing customers the opportunity to dine and enjoy the late afternoon skyscape. Having identified the cosmopolitan demand for customers looking for an all-day menu, diners can now enjoy a Fellini late lunch or ‘sunset dinner’ with the restaurant now serving meals from 12 noon right through to evening. The full menu will be available under the new trading times with co-owner Carlo Percuoco welcoming the extended trading hours as a chance for locals and visitors alike to experience Fellini’s famed cuisine at their leisure. “Over the past few years we have noticed people wanting to have lunch later and dinner earlier, so the partners of Fellini collectively decided it was time to accommodate this market,” said Carlo. “We’re excited about the extended trading hours and now is the perfect time to be enjoying our glorious spring weather. For years the staff have enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets from here in the restaurant. Now more people can enjoy long lunches or come in early for pre-dinner drinks and sit back and enjoy the best part of the afternoon with us.” Carlo said the extension of trading hours marked a historic moment in the restaurant’s history, having only operated separate lunch and dinner sittings since their opening more than 15 years ago. “We have never traded all the way through so this is a bit of a milestone for us,” he said. “It’s a sign of the times. We’ve noticed diners – especially those who are visiting from the bigger cities interstate – are used to being able to dine at their favourite restaurants at any time of day or night. We are meeting this demand while also being able to cater for our regulars who wish to make the most of the afternoons and evenings and enjoy a more flexible time to dine.” With a fresh new menu showcasing the spectacular culinary talents that come with years of experience in fine Neapolitan cuisine, Fellini remains one of the Coast’s most sought after dining experiences. The iconic Marina Mirage restaurant has been owned and operated for the past 14 years by the Percuoco family, including brother Carlo, sister Anna Cacace and partners Richard Burt and Raffaelle Di Benedetto. Together the partner’s modern take on traditional Italian cuisine handed down through the generations has won Ristorante Fellini more than 100 industry accolades since its inception. “We recently introduced a new menu, with a range of exciting flavours, but of course our signature dish favourites remain the same,” said Carlo. “All of our pasta is made fresh daily at our on-site boutique pasta making factory Pastificio Fellini – which is Raffaele Di Benedetto’s specialty. Most importantly, the faces of Fellini haven’t changed and our loyal diners continue to come along and enjoy our famous food, atmosphere and hospitality.” Ristorante Fellini is located at Marina Mirage, Main Beach. Further information can be found on or by calling 07 5531 0300.

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flavour favourites Cook like a masterchef with these classic recipes from Marion Grasby


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Custard Tarts Makes 18 1 quantity Sour Cream Pastry (below) Plain flour, for dusting 1 cup milk 1 cup pouring (single) cream 3 eggs 3 egg yolks ½ cup caster sugar 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract Maggie Beer Sour Cream Pastry 200g chilled unsalted butter 250g plain flour 125ml sour cream To make the pastry, dice the butter, then pulse with the flour in a food processor until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sour cream and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic film and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Roll the chilled pastry out until 3mm thick and cut to suit your chosen recipe. Step 1. Divide the pastry into 2 equal-sized discs before wrapping in plastic wrap and refrigerating for 20 minutes to rest. Roll a disc out to 5mm thick. For 7cm round (measured at the top) muffin or cupcake moulds, cut out 11-cm rounds from the pastry. Cut out a round and gently press into a muffin tin mould. Leave the excess pastry sticking up above the muffin tin

to make pastry case taller (which will give you some shrinkage allowance). Keep cutting out rounds and lining the moulds until you’ve exhausted the pastry sheet. When you’ve cut as many rounds out as you can, put the pastry cuttings back together, dust with the flour and roll it out again to cut out more rounds. Keep doing this until you’ve exhausted the first disc of pastry, then take out the second disc and do it all over again. You should have 18 lined muffin moulds. Pop the muffin tin in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest. Do not skimp on resting – this is crucial to the pastry not shrinking too much and becoming one big eggy mess in the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Step 2. Place the milk, cream, eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until just combined. Transfer to a jug, and pour into the pastry cases, filling just over halfway – don’t be tempted to fill them anymore because the eggy filling will expand. Carefully place the tin in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for a further 10 minutes. Step 3. Remove from the oven and allow tarts to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then ease them out with a butter knife. Serve straight away or store in an airtight container for a day.


RECIPES Confit Duck Serves 6 2 tablespoons sea salt 3 garlic cloves, peeled 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 star anise 6 thyme sprigs 6 duck Marylands (about 200g each) 2 kg duck or goose fat, plus olive oil for topping up Cherry Sauce ¼ cup red wine 680g jar morello cherries, drained, ¼ cup syrup reserved 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 star anise 1 cinnamon stick Step 1. Lightly pound the salt, garlic, peppercorns, star anise and thyme springs in a mortar using a pestle. You want the garlic to be slightly crushed and the spices cracked. Rub the salty mixture into the duck pieces, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to marinate. Step 2. Preheat the oven to 120°C. Rinse the duck under cold water to remove the salt mixture. Pat dry and place in a casserole dish or deep roasting tray that’s just large enough to fit the duck in one snug layer. Heat the duck or goose fat in a saucepan until just melted. Pour over the duck, making sure all the pieces are completely covered – top up with a little olive oil, if you don’t quite have enough. Bake for 2 hours, or until the meat is soft and shrinking back from the bone. Remove from the oven. At this stage you can crisp up the duck skin and enjoy immediately or store the confit duck for later. If you’d like to store it, transfer the pieces to a large sterilised jar or container. Strain the fat into the jar to completely cover. Cool, then store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You can store the confit duck like this for up to 2 weeks. Poached eggs with Smoked Trout & Herbs Serves 2 100g hot-smoked trout, skin and bones removed, flesh flaked 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil leaves 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Juice of ½ lemon ¼ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons white vinegar 4 eggs, at room temperature 4 thick slices toasted sourdough bread, to serve Freshly ground black pepper Step 1. Place the trout, dill, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a bowl and give everything a quick mash with a fork. Set aside until ready to serve. Step 2. Fill a large deep frying pan with water, add the vinegar and place over medium heat. Heat until little bubbles start to form and rise from the base of the pan. You want the water to be hot but not simmering rapidly otherwise the egg may break up. Crack each egg into a cup or small bowl and then slide them into the water. Poach for about 4 minutes, or until the eggwhite is just set but the yolk is still wobbly like soft-set jelly. Scoop out each egg with a slotted spoon. Slide onto a plate while you get the toast ready. Step 3. Spread each piece of toast with a spoonful of the trout mixture. Top with a poached egg and spoon over more of the trout mixture. Finish with generous grindings of pepper. 58

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Step 3. Ready to eat now? Preheat the oven to 120°C. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Remove the duck pieces from the fat. You will need to scrape away the excess fat, if you’ve been storing them in the fridge. Add to the pan, skin-side first, and sear for 3–4 minutes, or until the skin is golden and crisp. Turn the duck pieces over and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes, or until warmed through. Transfer to a roasting tray and keep warm in the oven while you make the cherry sauce. Step 4. Pour off most of the fat from the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon and put it back on medium heat. Pour in the red wine and let it sizzle for half a minute, using a wooden spoon to scrape off any crisp duck bits from the base of the pan. Add cherries and reserved syrup, sugar, star anise and cinnamon. Simmer for about 15 minutes to infuse the flavours and let the cherries collapse and thicken the sauce slightly. Serve the duck with generous spoonfuls of sweet cherry sauce.

Win Win your own copy of Marion, Recipes and Stories from a Hungry Cook by Marion Grasby, valued at $49.99 by emailing prize and your contact details to Published by Pan Macmillan. Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

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Slim fits AT GLASS

It was another sell out Slim Magazine lunch at Glass Restaurant. With a welcoming Chambord cocktail, a swim and leisure wear fashion parade from Marina Mirage, raffles aplenty and money raised for the Aunties and Uncles charity, this was a lunch to remember.

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Bree Fenton & Chris Lincoln

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The Brickworks establishment is renowned for its every day celebration of all things food, fun life and is your premier one-stop-shop for a stylish Gold Coast wedding. Weddings at Ferry Road tailor packages to suit the individual needs of couples wanting something unique for their wedding. Our clients will have access to discounts, exclusive offers and selected inclusions from participating Brickworks retailers.


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GLASS turns two! It’s hard to believe that Glass Dining and Lounge Bar is only two years old. This legendary eatery invited the best and brightest of its clients to celebrate with owners Patrik Gennari and Shanan Harmelin and reminisce about the good times had by all. Cally Egan, Jess Thurlow, Patrik Gennari & Hanna Fielding

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beyond expectations...

At Diva tea & coffee house enjoy a perfect cup of coffee, choose from the selection of tea, chai or maybe indulge in a champagne breakfast. we bake in-house daily with preservative free, top quality, seasonal produce. Breakfast available early morning to 11.30am, and lunch from midday to 3pm daily. listen to live music by local artists on the deck every weekend.

Phone 5591 1461 to reserve a table shop 6 Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive Main Beach


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Steam cooking is perfect for today’s health conscious cooks looking for convenience plus health benefits! For starters, steam ovens provide faster cooking times than conventional ovens and stovetops as well as providing optimum retention of vitamins, nutrients, flavour, colour and texture. MultiPLO from Premium French brand Scholtès brings induction technology to this ingeniously unique cooking vessel capable of steaming, deep frying or roasting.

And for those interested in reducing calories can benefit by eliminating oils and fats from their diet and still achieve tasty and succulent results. Steam preserves all the flavour and doesn’t dry food out. In addition to the obvious benefits which you can see and taste, steam cooking has been shown to be the best method for preserving flavonoids, the antioxidant compound found in vegetables associated with maintaining a healthy heart. Harvey Norman leads the way with choice when choosing steam ovens and the Bundall store features Queensland’s largest selection of appliances set within stunning designer kitchen displays. Those considering steam ovens are invited to attend our FREE ‘Cooking In Style’ lunch demonstrations where we showcase all the leading European brands with menus designed by Queensland’s leading chefs – bookings are essential so be sure to contact one our cooking specialist to receive your invite!

The ProCombi™ Steam with NavigSight™ controls from AEG, Germany is their latest offering and is the largest capacity steam oven for home use.

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Discreetly tucked away in downtown Byron Bay are six high-walled luxury Bali-esque villas configured to instil rejuvenation and so secluded and private that even clothing is optional. Step through the ornately carved, double wooden doors and be welcomed by the standing Buddha into your hideaway world surrounded by Bali-meets-Japan, landscaped tropical gardens, complete with outdoor rain showers and a pebble rake for Zen moments. This unique accommodation concept is the brainchild of Bob and Patti Lowry, inspired by their extensive travels throughout the Asia Pacific and in particular their love of Bali. Since opening in 2006, the award winning Villas have experienced unsurpassed success catering to a broad range of clientele from international guests, families, couples and celebrities. Generously proportioned, the airy villas feature kitchens with all mod cons, right down to the Japanese chefs’ knife set and the eco-friendly compost container. State of the art AV toys include a preloaded iPod and seductive mood lighting that fades as you drift to sleep. Each villa features a huge day bed overlooking Zen gardens for lazy afternoons and its very own private heated plunge pool and spa. Upon entering your villa and over the Koi pond via stepping stones you are welcomed by the sound of soothing music, cascading water and the smell of tropical oils. The use of colours and choice of furnishing makes you feel like you have just stepped into your own Balinese paradise. The Villas of Byron offer the very finest in holiday accommodation setting a fresh new standard for luxury and privacy in the Byron shire. The detail and workmanship, including heated marble floors, all add to the charm and character of the villas which have a decidedly romantic atmosphere offering the perfect setting for a honeymoon or romance at any age. The high pitched ceilings and open planned living style adds to the immense feeling of space and freedom. The theme of spacious luxury continues through to the king sized bedrooms, deep baths and outdoor showers. With services extending to your every need, a stay at the Villas of Byron can mean you will never have to lift a finger, from the option of your own personal chef, concierge service or a personal trainer all without having to leave the sanctuary of your Balinese paradise in Byron. The Villas of Byron’s true appeal comes from attention to exquisite detail. The mantra is “your wish is our command” including such delights as floaty kaftans, roasted local coffee, fragrant floral displays, batik bathrobes, Sensi reflexology thongs and body-wrap towels. The bliss butler can arrange in-villa massages, yoga sessions, drumming classes, rose petal baths and romantic turn-downs, and – if you ever want to leave – rickshaw rides to the beach or the many amazing restaurants, cafes and colourful boutiques Byron Bay has on offer. Soul food never tasted so good. Once you arrive you will never want to leave.

Koi pond via Upon entering your villa and over the the sound of soothing stepping stones you are welcomed by ll of tropical oils. music, cascading water and the sme Main page: Relax in luxury in your private world. Clockwise from above: Concierge service; luxury awaits in the well-appointed bedroom and bath; the decadent chocolate fruit fondue; your own private heated plunge pool.

As a special offer, Label readers will receive a complimentary late noon checkout with every two night booking and a complimentary one hour massage and late checkout with every four night booking.



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After a day together in 1989, Emma and Dexter cannot stop thinking about one another. Over the next twenty years, key moments of their relationship are revealed on the same day – July 15th. Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess.

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A gritty white knuckle action ride set in the near future where the sport of boxing has gone hi tech. A washed up fighter hits rock bottom and reluctantly teams up with his son to train a championship contender. Stars: Hugh Jackman.

A town’s code of rules and behaviour is shattered by three women in Mississippi during the 1960s. Deeply moving, filled with humour and hope, this is a timeless story about change. Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis.


The Smurfs in 3D in this live-action, animated family comedy. An evil wizard chases the Smurfs out of their magical world and into the middle of New York’s Central Park. Stars: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris.


In a world where time is currency, the wealthy live forever while the poor beg or steal minutes. Will (Timberlake) is a suspect for a rich man’s murder. Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried.


Friends’ worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other’s bodies. They comically struggle to avoid destroying each other’s lives while they find a way to get back. Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds.


A former champion skateboarder stuck in a dead end job lands in an exclusive ski chalet. She discovers snowboarding and the chance to win much-needed prize money. Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy.


A trip to Paris begins badly when three girls end up sleeping in a dingy motel. One of them is mistaken for a British heiress and they are whisked away to Monte Carlo. Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester.




A remake of the 1984 movie in which a rebellious teenager moves to a town where dancing is banned. Challenging the ban, he revitalises the town and falls in love with the minister’s daughter. Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid.

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Listen up Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay’s releases their fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto. It follows 2008’s Viva La Vida, which charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including Australia, UK and USA. Paradise is the follow-up to Coldplay’s current single, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.

Clubbers Guide to Spring 2011

Ministry of Sound introduces your soundtrack to spring fun. Featuring tracks and remixes from Example, Adele, PNAU, Ray Foxx, Afrojack, R3hab, Danny Daze and Friendly Fires, mixed by the unstoppable Goodwill and Anna Lunoe.


Ministry of Sound have applied the ethos of good mixing to the art of music. Tableism has just under three hours of lovingly crafted soul, electronic, acoustic, ambient and funk.

Nothing But The Beat

Superstar DJ David Guetta has released his much anticipated 5th studio album Nothing But The Beat. Guetta has enlisted an all-star cast which includes Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris,, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Akon.

Blue Sky Blue

The latest Pete Murray album is the first album Murray has recorded with big-name producer Tom Rothrock, his first album recorded in the US, and the first to take a groove-driven approach to the songs.


Cliff Richard’s latest album Soulicious is a 15-song collection of mostly new and some classic soul songs. Featuring duets between Cliff and the greatest voices in soul music, including Billy Paul, Brenda Holloway, Candi Staton.

On A Mission

The debut album from UK pop-protégé, Katy B, spawned 4 x Top 10 UK singles. The album is an explosive fusion of dance beats combining Katy’s powerful vocals, haunting lyrics and a sassy attitude to match.

Get ‘Em Girls: Deluxe Edition

Sony Music Australia is excited to announce the release of Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Get ‘Em Girls: Deluxe Edition’. The two disc deluxe edition features a duet with Stan Walker and exclusive remixes of ‘Get ‘Em Girls’ big hits.

Better Day

Dolly Parton, one of the most honoured female country singers of all time, returns with her new album Better Day. “I wanted to do an album that would be very uplifting and positive, as well as inspirational,” said Dolly. 70

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The story of a married couple apart while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. He resists temptation and his wife encounters her past love. Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Bring home the all-new epic adventure filled with mermaids, pirates and Captain Jack Sparrow when Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sails to Disney Blu-ray Value Pack, Superset and DVD on 26 October 2011! To celebrate we have eight copies of the Blu-ray Value Pack up for grabs, valued at RRP $49.95 Stars: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush.


A teenage Red Riding Hood trains in a distant land with a mysterious, covert group called Sisters of the Hood. She is then called upon to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton.


Disney’s irresistible talking puppies are back. The Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney and Skip, must stop Warlock the Magician. Stars: Sierra McCormick, Harland Williams and Jennifer Elise Cox.


A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. This entertaining London cop thriller is a geezer caper with sly humour. Stars: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen.


Sidney Prescott returns home to Woodsboro. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale which brings about the return of Ghostface. Stars: Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette.


With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wife, wrongfully imprisoned for murder, from jail. How far will he be willing to go for her? Stars: Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger.


From blood-filled gutters to sly grog shops and brothels, 1920’s Sydney has been recreated in minute detail in the most ambitious Aussie drama ever. This eagerly anticipated drama is the fourth instalment of the series. Stars: Danielle Cormack, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Anna McGahan. 72

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The story of Margaret Humphreys who uncovered mass deportation of children from the UK to Australia, and single-handedly reunited thousands of families. Stars: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham.

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From Season to Season by Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl offers up a seasonal almanac of bountiful dishes alongside warm, food-filled memories and musings. This is a gastronomic journey through the seasons bursting with moreish yet nutritious recipes for budding foodies and seasoned gourmets alike. Sophie’s latest offering promises pleasure, indulgence and of course simple, good food.

Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal with John Carlin

No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. A true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. This autobiography, features memorable highlights of his career and a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes Nadal tick.

Absolutely: A Memoir by Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley opens her private albums for this illustrated memoir. She is best known for her roles in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous portraying Patsy Stone. It is the sheer diversity of her life that has made her so compelling a personality – early years in Kashmir and Malaya, growing up in Kent, before becoming an actress.

Junior MasterCheF THE COOKBOOK Volume 1

Junior MasterChef was a phenomenal success, proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter. Now a whole new generation of budding chefs is trying their hand at creating fantastic roasts, cakes and desserts. Featuring 90 brand new recipes, this cookbook has all the ingredients to turn every kid into a kitchen whiz.

THE DECISION by Penny Vincenzi

This is Penny Vincenzi’s most enthralling saga to date. The story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb and Matt, a working-class boy carving a career in property. Their love affair and marriage produces a baby but descends into a harrowing divorce case and an epic custody battle.

ALL FOR YOU by Sheila O’Flanagan

Sheila O’Flanagan brings us a novel full of family secrets and drama. A weather forecaster is good at making predictions but what she doesn’t foresee is the stormy patch about to hit her life. A string of failed relationships and drama with her mother leads to the uncovering of secrets.

The Dukan Diet by Dr Pierre Dukan

The Dukan Diet is a unique 4-step programme, combining two steps to lose your unwanted weight and two steps to keep it off for good. Eat what you like without regaining weight by following 3 simple rules. Devised by Dr Pierre Dukan, The Dukan Diet is the culminations of thirty-five years’ clinical experience helping patients lose weight.

The Dukan Diet Recipe Book by Dr Pierre Dukan

This will help you stick to the diet sweeping the world by offering over 350 recipes suitable for the all-important weight loss stages. With meal ideas for the protein-only Attack stage and then more recipes to keep you on track during the Cruising stage when you can add vegetables to your diet.


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Rae’s Spa; food at the Fish Café; the fabulous pink exterior of Rae’s; Marionne De Candia.

RAE’S on wategos It’s pink, it’s personal and it’s perfect. Welcome to Rae’s on Wategos, the exclusive, seven roomed boutique hotel that is one of Australia’s most exquisite and unique accommodation experiences. Perched on the beach front of picturesque Watego’s Beach and within walking distance of Cape Byron, Australia’s eastern most point, Rae’s is a destination of its own. The decor is first class with a mix of Moroccan, Mediterranean and Javanese decor. Warm and accommodating, this is a hotel with an exotic and eccentric charm that embraces and holds you from the moment you walk through the door. Cape Byron was named by Captain Cook in 1770 after his vice admiral, the grandfather of great romantic poet Lord Byron, and it is fitting that Rae’s has become such a haven for lovers of all ages. Romance aside there are a vast array of activities to tempt the guest out of the warm embrace of the hotel. Ranging from the adrenalin rush of hang-gliding or white water rafting, to golf, scuba diving and eco-adventure tours or the more sedate whale watching, bush walking and horse riding, all are within easy distance of Rae’s. Long the hotel of choice for celebrities wanting to escape the annoyance of prying eyes and lenses, Rae’s has played host to a stellar roll call of the rich and famous. To name drop just a little they include Keith Richards, Ricky Martin, Tom Cruise, Elle Macpherson, K.D. Lang, Keanu Reeves, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman. When Sir Richard Branson was asked to nominate his favourite hotels in the world he described Rae’s on Wategos thus. “Rae’s is a lovely little hotel; it’s only got about seven bedrooms and I highly recommend it.” After twenty years at the helm of his piece of paradise, owner Vinnie Rae has added a new dining experience to this boutique hotel. The recently opened Fish Café is a throwback to Byron Bay’s hippie chic beginnings combining casual seafood fare with artful elegance to provide an array of mouth-watering fresh seafood temptations. The new addition sits well with Vinnie’s stated aim when he first created his bohemian rhapsody of bringing the best of all worlds to the best place on earth.

MARIONNE DE CANDIA Chief among the many delights of a stay at Rae’s on Wategos in Byron Bay is the chance to put yourself, literally, in the hands of Marionne De Candia. As the manager of Rae’s Spa, Marionne has previously played a key role in the development of some of Australia’s finest spas. Her 30 years of experience have covered every aspect from therapist, specialist facialist and five star spa manager to luxury spa consultant. Throughout her career, Marionne has studied facial techniques from the very best. The secret of her success is surprisingly simple – her skin care treatments are based on the understanding that even the world’s best skin care products need to be applied with the right intention to achieve their true rejuvenating potential. Marionne’s special topic of interest has always been with ageing skin, particularly the effects of premature ageing due to sun exposure and environmental agents. But whilst her specialty lies within perfect technique and knowledge of the latest advances in anti-ageing skin care, her real passion is in helping people by identifying and applying the right treatments, products and lifestyle adjustments to make a real difference in people’s lives. For fashion and film celebrities, perfect skin is part of their capital wealth. The honorary title of ‘Celebrity Facialist’ is reserved for those whom celebrities trust to regularly care for their most precious asset. Marionne’s skin care expertise and facial skill sets are well renowned and applauded in a wide range of media from Harpers Bazaar and Vogue through Conde Nast and spa industry publications. Her client list includes Elle Macpherson, Kate Hudson and Baz Luhrmann to name a few but celebrity or not, Marionne’s mission is that every person she meets and treats should receive the best of her talents.



The all new


The ecological future in motoring is here with these new Prius models.

Above: The Prius c Concept. Below: Interior of the Prius c; the versatile Prius v wagon.

onstrate The Prius c Concept and Prius v dem Prius in a variety Toyota’s ability to offer the benefits of ers. of vehicles to a wider range of custom

Grand Motors Toyota is excitedly looking forward to the expansion of the Prius family in Australia next year with the launch of two all-new hybrid models. The new vehicles being evaluated for the local market will be based on the compact Prius c Concept and versatile Prius v wagon, which are being displayed at the Australian International Motor Show. The go-ahead for local sales would see production versions in their Ferry Road, Southport showroom during 2012 alongside the regular Prius. Toyota Australia’s senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said the two show cars represented new possibilities for adapting hybrid vehicles to meet the needs of diverse lifestyles. “The Prius family tree is set to grow in Australia with a Prius for everyone. “The Prius c Concept and Prius v demonstrate Toyota’s ability to offer the benefits of Prius in a variety of vehicles to a wider range of customers.” Mr Buttner also said cutting-edge advances made through Toyota’s continuous hybrid research had resulted in these new cars that offer outstanding fuel efficiency and environmental performance. The cars are directed at two distinctive markets and Grand Motors are confident that the cars are a perfect fit for the Gold Coast lifestyle. The Prius c Concept is a city-friendly car aimed at young singles and couples who want a fuel-efficient car that is fun to drive and has an impressively spacious interior. It will be Toyota’s most affordable hybrid and will offer even better fuel economy and lower emissions than the flagship Prius. The Prius v – with “v” standing for versatility – is designed for young families and fleet customers looking for a car with added space and flexibility, as well as exceptional fuel economy. It offers seating for five with a low, wide-opening hatch that gives access to more cargo space than many small SUVs. The Prius v has the same proven Hybrid Synergy Drive system as the third-generation Prius, with the advantages of low fuel consumption and low emissions – and it never needs to be recharged. These two cars represent new possibilities for adapting hybrid vehicles to meet the needs of diverse lifestyles. The Prius family tree is set to grow and Grand Motors Toyota are confident that with these new models they will be able to find a Prius for every Gold Coaster. Visit for more details on this amazing new vehicle.


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be the boss

Check before you become the boss and sign the cheques

So you want to be the boss and control your destiny? Owning your own business is not a simple task and with regulations and rules on top of the difficult financial climate you must be sure that all your ducks are in a row. From a legal aspect you need to ensure that before you enter into a contract to purchase a business that you consult your solicitor. Before you even get to a contract there are extremely important issues of structuring that must be considered. Don’t for a moment think you should just be buying in your own name, serious consideration should be had to owning the business in a company, trust or combination of these vehicles. This type of structuring when done correctly will provide asset protection and may also allow your accountant more flexibility when planning your taxation matters. The contract must be properly drafted to ensure that you are protected as this is the single most important stage of the purchase. A sensible business contract should allow you the opportunity to investigate all aspects of the business before you are committed to buy. You need to make sure the accounts of the business are

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accurate and you should ensure your accountant verifies the figures. A trial period can be negotiated where you work in the business and get to see not only the workings but also the customers and the income. It is essential that the premises from which the business operates is secure as often there is a large amount of the goodwill attached to the position of the business. Therefore your solicitor must check the lease and ensure you have security of tenure. All licences and approvals must also be in place to guarantee that you will be able to operate the business. Issues with staff, ownership and transfer of assets, business names, websites and the like form an integral part of the process. Franchises are often part of business purchases these days and it is essential that you are properly advised on these agreements. Your solicitor will be able to guide you through the process and you will soon learn being The Boss simply means that you have responsibility for not only yourself but the whole business. Simon Bennett is a Partner and Accredited Property Law Specialist with O’Keefe Mahoney Bennett Solicitors.

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STARS As a Scorpio Anne Hathaway is naturally compulsive.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a graceful and charismatic Libran; Virgoans like Beyoncé are often tall and beautiful with good bone structure.


horoscopes August 23 to September 22


February 19 to March 20

Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Adam Sandler, Pink

Stars: Cindy Crawford, Joel Madden, Rachel Weisz

You are entering a lucky phase so put aside that critical Virgo and enjoy your good fortune. Finances and travel are highlighted so for once you can relax.

Love and happiness are a highlight but on the down side money is a worry. You may come under stress at work in the coming months but keep your emotions in check.



September 23 to October 22

March 21 to April 19

Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Neve Campbell

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Mariah Carey, Jennie Garth

Take care with your expenses as they could get out of hand. A new cycle of growth is coming which will bring amazing opportunities as well as extra work.

Patience is not one of your virtues so be understanding with your partner. You should start to see the rewards for all your hard work. Health concerns are emphasised.



October 23 to November 21

April 20 to May 20

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCarprio, Ethan Hawke

Stars: Lily Allen, Pierce Brosnan, Cher

The last six months should be the launching pad for the next two to four years. Be prepared for dynamic new prospects and a vibrant social life.

This is your lucky year but be careful your good fortune doesn’t create envy. For those interested in tying the knot, this is a perfect time for marriage. Your health issues should ease.



November 22 to December 21

May 21 to June 20

Stars: Alyssa Milano, Jennifer Connelly, Lucy Liu

Stars: Brooke Shields, Morgan Freeman, Helen Hunt

Be sure to resist the temptation to flout the system. Greater rewards will become available if you obey the rules. Closer ties to your family are also highlighted as is a change in career.

Everything is coming up roses for Gemini at the moment. You’ve broken out of your comfort zone and the benefits are showing. Love and money are at an all time high.



December 22 to January 19

June 21 to July 22

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Ryan Seacrest, Amanda Peet

Stars: John Cusack, Liv Tyler, Jessica Simpson

Relationships and friendships are highlighted. Be cautious but positive in your financial dealings and you should gain long term benefits. Avoid handling money for others.

Things will get better next year but until then its hard work and nose to the grindstone. A windfall is likely but it could cause family tensions to boil over.



January 20 to February 18

July 23 to August 22

Stars: Sheryl Crow, Matt Dillon, Minnie Driver

Stars: Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez

Now is your time to be lucky in love. Money and finance are in a flat patch so take care with your spending. Your health also needs watching for any unexpected ills.

Love and personal income are looking good for Leos. You could do with a physical check-up to ensure all is well. Your career should receive a real boost during this time.


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