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THE EAT ISSUE APRIL2012 4229 DAYS SINCE WE LAUNCHED ANOTHER IDEA BY

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[encouraging dreaming]

“Sometimes you’ve just got to take a risk.”

MEDIA ARCHITECTS managing editor carl lindgren business manager wendy schipper editor mikki brammer editorial assistants sarah bristow, melinda halloran, linsey rendell copy editor matthew brady art director lila theodoros production manager sarah hyne web/graphic designers sarah hyne, amy melksham, marty portier photographer melinda halloran advertising manager chrisanthi demos account managers libby collison, paige gumbley, leonie ruegg financial controller kathryn lindgren web developers morgan daly, dino latoga contributors frances frangenheim, eric lindgren interns leesa connelly, kathryn stumpf map cheer squad kara ciampi, siobhan kranz map babies jasper york, mia, milo day, mollie, oscar map sponsor kids modester, naboth map foster animals jarot the orangutan, maxwell the rhino, migaloo the whale, pedro espinodo the iguana, philadelphia nightingale the turtle, sinya the elephant map sponsor items a charity: water well in ethiopia a swing in bolivia an acre of the gondwana link if you don’t want to share your copy of map magazine with a friend, please place friend in a recycling bin. if you don’t have a recycling bin, it’s about time you got one! all paper used in the production of map magazine comes from well-managed sources. map magazine is owned, produced and printed in Brisbane, Australia. map magazine is published lovingly by map creative. map magazine pty ltd ABN: 98 088 035 045. ISSN 1443-5772 postal address 5 Morse Street, Newstead, Q, 4006 enquiries 07 3251 4900 subscribe $33 for 12 issues. Tel 07 3251 4900 Contents of map magazine are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of views or opinions expressed. The publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. map magazine welcomes editorial contributions. They should be sent by email to editorial@mapmagazine.com. au. Please list all relevant contacts, photo credits, etc.

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– – EMILY NUNES

COVER Baker D. Chirico, Melbourne Photography by Peter Bennetts www.bakerdchirico.com.au

dreamer

“Take your time.”

– – PETER GILMORE

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“You only get one shot at this life, so why not make it an adventure?” – – THE MAST BROTHERS 06 design

“Just do it.” 56 arts

dreamer

– – GEORGE COFFIN

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“Don’t give up on your own personal dream.”

– – EMMA DEAN

CONTENTS VILLAGE

FASHION/BEAUTY

DESIGN/GOURMET

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think 06 direction

George Coffin

global report

street 23 raw 24 cloth

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Epicure

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Caroline Blomst

grooming

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home space pantry place food

MUSIC/ARTS/FILM

TRAVEL

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prelude

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travellers map

Michael Lewis

Apo Island, The Philippines

mood 52 book 54 gallery 52

56 live

Lisa Brodar

Linsey Pollack

Neil Dixon

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Emma Dean

face 58 ticket 59 stimulator

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Heather Corkhill

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

A dreamer is one who can only find their way by moonlight, and their punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world.” –– OSCAR WILDE

Welcome to map magazine’s 140th issue ... Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit map’s new online product, The Weekend Edition. We launched The Weekend Edition on March 8 and the response to date has far exceeded what we originally anticipated. Each week the team at map reports on the latest weekly lifestyle news, which is published online every Thursday at 10:00 am. Designed to keep you informed about what is happening around Brisbane, and targeted towards the weekends, The Weekend Edition aims to ensure you can make the most of this wonderful city of Brisbane.

There is no doubt that there is an air of change in Brisbane at the moment, fuelled by the creative entrepreneurs who are inhabiting every nook and cranny of usable space to create wonderful offerings – from boutiques, and bookshops, to espresso bars and restaurants. Brisbane is made up of the dreamers who dare to take their dreams to the streets and express them for us all to see. There has never been a better time than now to get out of the house and take a seat at any one of their ingenious places. I hope you enjoy the words of our dreamers this issue. Remember to dream ...

Carl Lindgren :) MANAGING EDITOR carl@mapmagazine.com.au

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“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WITH

patience

– – SAINT AUGUSTINE

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – – BUDDHIST PROVERB

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There’s something about handmade food prepared with love that makes it all the more delicious. The carefully considered melange of flavours, not to mention the pride its creator takes in every step, far outweighs anything the manufactured variation could offer. For our April Eat issue, we sing the praises of four dreamers who embody this philosophy: Emily Nunes, one of the four aficionados behind local handcrafted cocktail nook, Canvas; Peter Gilmore, Australia’s foremost chef, who finds inspiration for his culinary creations in the simplicity of nature; and the Brooklyn-based Mast Brothers, the bearded chocolatiers who sail the world sourcing cacao beans to make their handmade chocolate. The passion and dedication that these people pour into their creations are wonderful reminders that there’s nothing tastier than food made with love.

After deciding that online advertising revenue could be used for social good, four Australians set about creating ripple, a not-for-profit search engine that generates funds for other not-for-profit organisations. The concept is simple: without spending a single cent, users can donate to either WaterAid, Oxfam, Oaktree or the Grameen Foundation. Each time a user visits the site, they can choose a charity to support, after which an advertisement appears on the screen. Advertisers pay ripple based on the number of ad views, and this money is then forwarded on to the charities. @ www.ripple.org

Mikki Brammer

RETRODREAMER ––

ALAIN CHAPEL

“Cuisine is an act of love.”

EDITOR

mikki@mapmagazine.com.au

Regarded as one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine, Alain Chapel created a fresh take on traditional French cuisine through his namesake restaurant in Mionnay – a small village outside Lyon. Alain learned many of his cooking skills from his father before spending several years working in local produce shops to gain a better understanding of fresh ingredients. Alain took over the family bistro in 1970, which was awarded two of its three Michelin stars whilst under his watch.

INVITES YOU TO ... CAFE DE FLORE Love can appear suddenly and unexpectedly, bringing with it blissful moments saturated with joy. Exploring the theme of love and the idea of soulmates, Cafe de Flore tells two seemingly unrelated stories that take place 40 years apart. In 2011, Antoine is a successful, but recently divorced, DJ living in Montreal with his two children and new girlfriend. Rewind to Paris in 1969 and Jacqueline is a single mother lovingly occupied with the difficult task of raising her son who has Down Syndrome. As the tales unfold, it appears that the people in each story are linked in ways that transcend time and place. For your chance to attend map magazine’s special screening at Dendy Portside on April 24 at 7:00 pm, follow the win links on www.mapmagazine.com.au. 112 lucky entrants will receive a double pass. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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GLOBAL DREAMER

GEORGE COFFIN INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

www.georgecoffin.com –– Using a fusion of computer modelling, CNC mould-making and concrete work, designer George Coffin created the Concrete Spice Grinder. age 21. born Boston, USA. describe yourself in ten words Goofy,

stubborn, precise, kind, driven, lighthearted, social, competitive, athletic, barbecue. last thing that made you smile The eye contact of an old, lazy dog lounging outside a cafe, because he was so content with the world and his place in it. most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen

Last summer I biked from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco. I was seeing the coastline and ocean for the first time along Highway 101. idea of complete happiness Being fully immersed in society while also possessing the means to escape into seclusion and nature whenever I please. Essentially, an apartment in New York City, a cabin in the woods, and working for myself. makes you different I believe in being extremely driven and precise, but I know when to inject humility and humour into things. world you imagine Something with a better pace. Everything always has to be so fast and new. If people (I’m working on this myself) learned to live happily with fewer things, I think the world would be a more peaceful place. words of wisdom My main pet peeve is when people talk about doing something, but never get to doing it. I think Nike said it best with its slogan: ‘Just do it.’

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BAKED // BASICS When made simply using untainted ingredients, the earthy hues of a loaf of sourdough serve as a reminder of the importance of preparing wholesome ingredients with respect. In the absence of distracting packaging and a busy fit-out, Baker D. Chirico in Melbourne strips the process of selling bread back to basics. Fresh loaves of bread cool on undulating wooden shelves of varying sizes, designed to accommodate everything from baguettes to large pagnotta, while the centre counter doubles as a large chopping board where bread can be sliced and wrapped. @ www.bakerdchirico.com.au

DESIGNER // SCRABBLE While Helvetica may not be deemed as a passable word when playing Scrabble, designer Andrew Clifford Capener has found a plausible link between typography and a good game of scrabble. The A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition is a Scrabble set that can be ordered depending upon your favourite typeface. The set consists of tiles and a board all made from solid walnut, and an exterior box crafted from birch. The board is composed of six walnut pieces that fit together using magnets during play. If you simply cannot choose one typeface, the tiles are also available in assorted font packs. @ www.drewcapener.com

FAIRYTALE // CHOCOLATE

TIME // MEMENTOS

When set the brief to create a gift for their clients that was interactive, relevant and could ‘hold a pound of chocolate’, the folks behind Minneapolisbased design collective Ultra Creative put their imaginations to work. The result was a storybook and paper-cut shadowbox with illustrations on custom chocolate wrappers, inspired by pop culture’s romance with fantasy and fairytale. Entitled ‘The Fox with the Golden Fur’, the project engaged the collective’s interest in storytelling and simple elegance – and its passion for chocolate. @ www.ultracreative.com

Whether it’s aimlessly wandering the streets of a foreign city, or losing yourself in the pages of a mesmerising novel, there are many occasions when the hours quickly melt away without you even noticing the time. Serving as a reminder of the time only when consciously plucked from a pocket, a dapper pocket watch allows its wearers to completely immerse themselves in life without always being reminded of the time. The Pocket Watches by Memento are stylish timepieces set in a charming wooden housing that provides each watch with a unique texture and pattern. @ www.mementowatches.com

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Just like scientists, architects continually explore and experiment, but in the field of construction. Using everevolving approaches to design, they test universally accepted theories and question the likes of gravity and the definition of shelter. The blending of the worlds of architecture and science is no more celebrated than in the scientific aesthetic of patisserie Sweet Alchemy in Athens. Designed for famous Greek pastry chef Stelios Parliaros by architectural firm Kois Associated Architects, the shop merges practicality with a whimsical interior reminiscent of a laboratory. When designing the food destination, the architects were inspired by the mythological, the mysterious and the transition from one reality to the next – all evident in the innovative approach to a boutique food store

that sells sweet cakes and desserts. Renowned for its creative and modern approach to design, the firm favours crisp lines and precise curves to distort and shape impressive forms of functionality. In the case of Sweet Alchemy, the counters are formed by strong curves and a use of smooth but complex materials – iron, bronze, copper and wood blends are used to add texture and character but not overwhelm the sleek space. Accompanying the cool interiors is a sleek bronze-shelving grid that lines the walls and displays a multitude of wares. Line upon line of oversized jars display sugary treats like chocolate and colourful confectionery. Nearby are stacked towers of perspex boxes, each displaying delicate pastries and intricate cake creations, as if awaiting dissection.

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LINSEY POLLAK

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What is your profession? I am a musician who facilitates

What is your profession? I specialise in procuring

music making within the community. I also make instruments and compose music for them. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? Just a passion for music. You can get a qualification as part of the process of developing musical skills, but the qualification itself is rather unimportant. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? You need the ability to really listen and use your imagination. You also need to be able to share and collaborate. How did you get involved in your profession? I started learning to play instruments as a child. I become disillusioned with the classical repertoire, so I made a bamboo flute and that is what got me into making woodwind instruments. Among other things, I now perform solo shows that use instruments made from found objects such as carrots and bicycles. Could you break into the industry in other ways? Most instrument makers are self-trained, as there are few courses for the profession. You can spend time under the mentorship of another instrument maker. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? While some music is consumed as an industry, I don’t believe music itself is an industry. It’s an inherent part of our culture. Are you in the industry for the long term? I’ll play music until death do us part.

boutique and rare spirits for restaurants, bars and bottle shops. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? The industry is more about involvement in the product rather than training. You do, however, need an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) and a Liquor Licence. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? Most of my time is tracking down rarities, so you have to be a bit of a sleuth. You also need a good eye for quality and an understanding of alcohol laws and customs regulations. How did you get involved in your profession? After working in sports rehabilitation, I was looking for a new job. I started stacking shelves in a liquor store and I would harass the managers and fine-wine staff for information. Could you break into the industry in other ways? A lot of people try, but you have to be very passionate and motivated as it’s a very niche market.

musician and instrument maker/linsey pollak

What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Don’t look to emulate my

success. Create your own life, your own dreams and don’t approach it in terms of seeking success. Did you always think you would be in this role? No, when I left school I started a science degree. It was halfway through my degree that I started making and selling bamboo flutes and that’s how I fell into music. What was your first paid job? As a paper boy. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I can’t imagine not doing what I do. What inspires you? Generosity, compassion, hospitality, great music and nature. Who is your rolemodel? Lots of people inspire me in many different ways, but I don’t have a particular rolemodel. What are your words of wisdom? The only constant is change.

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Create your own life, your own dreams ...” – – LINSEY POLLACK

We should listen to the lessons of those who have come before us.” – – NEIL DIXON

What do you hope to achieve within your industry?

I’m trying to expose people to the plethora of amazing spirits available. Australia produces international award-winning whisky that many people have never heard of. Are you in the industry for the long term? Most definitely. I’m in the process of establishing an online retail store where customers can buy boutique spirits, ask for advice and join tasting events. What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Taste, taste taste … It’s the only way you are going to really know what you are selling. Did you always think you would be in this role? It’s certainly a different role from what I pictured as a child, but I thoroughly enjoy my job. What was your first paid job? Electrical apprentice. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? Be an artist; I’d love to be bailed up in a studio painting all night. What inspires you? People following their dreams, even when the odds are stacked against them. Who is your rolemodel? I’ve never tried to emulate anyone, but I think we should listen to the lessons of those who have come before us. What are your words of wisdom? “Good work ain’t cheap. Cheap work ain’t good.” – Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.

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MIMI DAL-MASO OWNER CLASSIC CAKES

www.classiccakesqld.com.au ––

FAVOURITE ... WORD Lovely. SOUND Quietness. PLACE Anywhere in Italy. PASSION Being artistic. THING Sincerity. FOOD Whippy potato and gravy. SMELL A man’s gorgeous aftershave. TIME OF DAY First thing in the morning. BOOK The Bible.

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BAKED // BEAUTY As the sun gently nudges into the sky, heralding the arrival of a perfect Saturday morning, a stroll down to a local bakery for fresh bread is a fitting way to start the weekend. In a new venture for the former head chef of Jocelyn’s Provisions, Lachlan Scott has opened his very own artisan bakery, Flour & Chocolate, in Morningside. Cupcakes and golden buttery croissants are nestled alongside organic sourdough, creating a feast for the eyes. In an homage to the bakeries of old, all of the treats are made from scratch daily, using local and organic ingredients.

HIDDEN // CINEMA Cinema Obscura is Brisbane’s newest independent cinema venture, formed by a group of cinephiles aiming to add a new element of intrigue to the onscreen drama by hosting pop-up cinema events in the most unexpected of places. With locations ranging from laneways to garden sheds and museums, and a selection of films encompassing classic and cult hits, this secret cinema society promises to always bring something new and unexpected to its gatherings. The clandestine pop-up cinema is hosted monthly and has a capacity of 50 people. @ www.cinemaobscura.com.au

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MITCH SUCHOWACKI OWNER/MANAGER CIE ESPRESSO & WAFFLE BAR

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Thank you. SOUND Classical piano music. PLACE At home, on the couch. PASSION The love of my life. THING Crafternoons. FOOD Crispy-skin salmon. SMELL Cake hot out of the oven. TIME OF DAY Just before sunrise. BOOK Anthem by Ayn Rand.

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Often referring to something of poor taste, the word ‘tat’ is not commonly employed as a term to promote one’s handmade wares. But when Paisley Park was brainstorming ideas for her new eco shop in West End, it seemed only apt that she spruik her wares as being rescued from a bleak fate. Housing eco-friendly goods from local and international artisans, The Tat Pile is a space where those with a penchant for craft can shop for handmade and upcycled art and fashion, and also attend craft classes. Through the shop, Paisley also hopes to highlight the plight of the environment. @ www.thetatpile.com

While the crisp smell of a brandnew novel is hard to resist, the charm of a second-hand book sprinkled with the odd coffee stain and dog-eared pages is equally as irresistible. Setting up shop in a small space on Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane, Atavist Books is an independent bookstore dedicated to providing literary buffs with access to pre-loved tomes at reasonable prices. Despite its small size, the petite bookshop abounds with love for the written word, the sweet fragrance of literature and, of course, a diverse collection of stories. @ www.atavistbooks.com

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COOL // DRIVE The innate cool and steely gaze of Ryan Gosling’s character in the film Drive were only made more impressive by his ability to manoeuvre a car in a superhuman manner. Lads and ladies were suitably impressed by his driving feats, with many even considering a career as a getaway or stunt car driver. Bringing a similar infusion of adrenaline is the V8 Supercar Championship, to which Nissan is soon to return as a competitor (after a 20-year absence). Entering four cars with up-and-coming team Kelly Racing in the 2013 championship, Nissan is the first new manufacturer to join the Championship under the Car of the Future program. @ www.nissan.com.au

DISCOVER: //www.sebastianbergne.com ANCIENT // DESIGN Combining innovative design with ancient customs is the philosophy behind the ingenious design of the Eau Good water bottle. Sitting comfortably within the walls of its BPA-free tritan exterior is a chunk of binochotan charcoal, a material proven to have water-purifying properties. Historically, it has been used in Japan since the 17th century to reduce chlorine, mineralise the water and assist in balancing the pH. If used regularly, when placed inside the 800 ml water bottle the charcoal will happily sit there for at least three months. This lifespan can also be extended by ‘recharging’ the charcoal – simply boil it in water for 10 minutes before drying in sunlight. Eau Good is available for purchase online from Black + Blum. @ www.black-blum.com

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That the Brisbane Powerhouse has really good Sunday sessions.

That cie waffle & espresso bar has the tastiest waffles in Brisbane. what gourmet item

There are some really great inner-suburban parks in Brisbane. I like to visit Greenhills Reserve.

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the environment. It’s been palmed off as an issue of the Greens for too long and is not taken seriously. what are your spiritual beliefs? If you are a good person, good things will happen to you and your spirit will live on. who is inspiring you and why? My mum. She is such a strong person and has always been so generous.

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EMILY NUNES Rhubarb syrup, fig foam, rum raisin glaze and quince liqueur – it’s the stuff dessert-laced fantasies are made of. At Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar, these ingredients are alchemised behind the bar to create memorably moreish cocktails. Emily Nunes opened Canvas in the Woolloongabba precinct in July 2010 with husband Marco and friends Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau. In Canvas, the four bar aficionados have crafted a high-quality, low-fuss bar that has scooped a string of ‘Bar of the Year’ awards nationally. Now it’s time for Emily and Marco to chase new small bar dreams with their first solo venture to open in April 2013.

Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar is the sort of bar you can imagine claiming as your local haunt even if you lived on the opposite side of town. Tucked between an elegant interiors boutique and a charming violin store on Logan Road in the newly revitalised Woolloongabba precinct, it serves some of Australia’s finest tapas, cocktails and boutique wine and beer without a hint of pomp. Canvas’ streetfront is simply designed with wooden church pews, French-inspired steel bistro stools and a row of planter boxes overflowing with wild rosemary. Step inside and you’ll have a hard time choosing whether to sink into the Chesterfield leather couch or perch on a bar stool, slide into a booth or recline on a bentwood chair beneath the front window. Emily explains that Canvas is the realisation of a long-held dream and the product of a leap of faith. “I just had the attitude that we’ve got to try it,” Emily shares of the impetus to launch the venture in 2010. “Marco and I have been together for nine years and he always wanted to open a bar – and I suppose it became a dream of mine as well.” When Marco and Emily started talking with friends Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau, they realised they all shared the same dream. Over countless dinners they hatched a plan to make it a reality. “We thought, let’s do it – it’s time. And if it doesn’t work, well we’ll live with that. But sometimes you’ve

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just got to take a risk,” Emily says. The vision was to craft a small bar with a big heart. It helps that Marco is one of Australia’s most innovative and passionate bartenders. “Marco trains bartenders all over the country and he is very passionate about high-quality service with no attitude,” Emily explains. “All of us were determined to offer a quirky, comfortable, inviting setting offering high-quality food and drinks with an absolutely ‘no attitude’ policy.” When talk turned to the perfect location for their small bar, the team felt confident Brisbane was the best home. “The bar thing is growing here and the small bar licence had only just been introduced so we were keen to be one of the first people with a small bar licence. We really wanted to be in the Woolloongabba precinct.” The Gabba precinct’s reputation as an exciting foodie hub was growing thanks to resident Logan Road eateries Pearl Cafe, 1889 Enoteca, Bistrot Bistro and The Crosstown Eating House. The Canvas crew knew their small bar concept would fill a gap and help boost the precinct’s earnest reputation. As luck would have it, there was a perfectly sized shopfront available. They signed a lease in January 2010 and opened their doors six months later. Almost two years on, Canvas is thriving. On weekends the bar is buzzing with a Sunday session of live music from 3:00 pm until late. Weeknights are taking off too, Emily says, compared to a time when there

were almost tumbleweeds rolling down the street it was so quiet. Tuesday is ‘Tapas and Tequila’ night, Wednesdays feature talented flamenco guitarist Rob McMullan, and Thursdays bring ‘Absinthe Hour’ where punters are encouraged to “discover their inner bohemian and join the Absinthe appreciation society”. Many pop into Canvas for an aperitif before dinner at one of the neighbouring restaurants and then return to Canvas after their hunger is sated. And their clientele is a diverse bunch. “It’s not exclusive in terms of demographic,” Emily says. The Canvas crew’s effort is being commended with a string of awards, including ‘New Bar of the Year’ 2011 at the Australian Bar Awards, ‘Bar of the Year’ in The Courier-Mail’s 2010 and 2011 Queensland Food and Wine Guide Awards, and ‘Best Bar’ in map magazine’s 2011/12 EAT/DRINK awards. Emily regards these gongs as some of their greatest achievements. She recalls the team travelled to Sydney last year for the Australian Bar Awards where they were nominated for five awards. Emily was one week away from giving birth, so she voyeuristically enjoyed the experience at home on the couch with their three-year-old daughter asleep beside her and their now six-month-old son wriggling in her tummy. “Marco did the acceptance speech and I got a shout out,” she laughs of the moment they won

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‘New Bar of the Year’. “He was calling me the whole way through. That was fantastic!” Emily and Marco have a lot on their plate, including planning their second small bar (their first solo venture) to open in April 2013. “It won’t be another Canvas but it will have elements,” Emily shares mysteriously, revealing it will be located on the corner of McLachlan and Connor Streets in the new McLachlan and Ann development in Fortitude Valley. Emily is also studying her degree in public relations and French, which she describes as the “longest degree ever” as it’s been interrupted by her babies and businesses. Asked how she keeps all the balls in the air, Emily credits her family for their support and Marco for being a hands-on dad and a calming influence. “And I do not stop moving,” she adds with a giggle. Emily says one of the greatest challenges she and her Canvas cohort encounter is finding and holding onto good staff. “But there’s just such a positive vibe and a sense of togetherness with our current team,” Emily says gratefully, noting that many of their bartenders are industry award-winners and have worked

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MIND, BODY, SOUL

RELAX, UNWIND AND REJUVENATE FROM THE INSIDE OUT, ALL WHILE TREATING THE BODY AND MIND.

JETTS FITNESS

FLOW PRIVATE PRACTICE

For those with busy schedules, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for the 30 minutes of recommended daily exercise. Luckily Jetts has provided an option for those who are struggling with their own time limitations in the form of 24-hour access fitness centres. At Jetts’ northside locations at Portside Wharf and Airport Village, the gyms are fully equipped with state-of-theart fitness gear to help you with your workout. With an exercise approach that considers convenience, it is the perfect opportunity to get started on that health kick.

Medical centres can be scary, with their stark white walls and empty interiors, but this is certainly not the case at Flow Private Practice, where colourful interiors create a warm and welcoming environment for its services. Adding substance to its style, Flow Private Practice is a general healthcare practice with an anti-aging focus that offers cosmetic injectables and skincare, dietary knowledge, physio and counselling. With its friendly doctors, the new practice also provides the convenience of same-day appointments and the opportunity for a complimentary skin consultation.

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With rising costs for public transport and inner-city parking, travelling to and from work can be a nightmare. One of the easiest ways for commuters to avoid these frustrations is to try cycling. Not only is it easy on the wallet but also eco-friendly as it reduces your carbon footprint. Using a bicycle is also a great form of exercise and one that is particularly fat-burning. For the best bike option for you, consult the vast range of bicycles on offer at Bike Sales on Albert. Let the experienced staff guide you through a range of wellpriced bike options, as well as all your cycling needs.

The skin reveals a lot about the individual – from lack of sleep to sun exposure. As a result, no two faces are alike, which is why tailoring a skincare regime to the individual is important. At Brisbane Beautox Clinic, there is a dedication to personal service and tailored procedures that are fast but effective. Options range from injectable facial rejuvenation techniques and antiwrinkle injections to dermal fillers, all performed by cosmetic specialist, Dr Adam Noble. Brisbane Beautox Clinic is also a stockist of renowned US skincare range, Jan Marini Skin Care Research.

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TEN TOES YOGA

Whether a soothing massage or a relaxing facial, a little pampering always does the body good. For a mental and physical getaway, enjoy a visit to the Sakura Day Spa. With a Japanese name that translates to cherry blossoms, an omen of good fortune and love, you know you are in good hands. The focus here is on the individual client – relax in dual oriental-themed rooms that are candlelit for comfort. Spa packages are available for individuals, as well as couples, making Sakura a great gift option for someone special. Groups and couples are further indulged with bubbles and strawberries.

One of the quickest ways to combat stress and fast-track your way to deeper health is with the ancient science of yoga and meditation. The combination of physical exercise and deep relaxation creates glowing skin and a body that is fit and lean. Add some easy breathing techniques and you’ll also find yourself the bearer of much-needed mental clarity. To take your own leap into the world of yoga and meditation, head to Ten Toes Yoga & Natural Health. It offers more than 40 yoga classes per week at three locations in Brisbane. Try the popular Beginners Yoga and Learn to Meditate courses to start.

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PETER GILMORE For Peter Gilmore, executive chef of the venerated Quay restaurant in Sydney, an empty plate represents a canvas just begging to be dressed. Embodying the artistic philosophy ‘food inspired by nature’, Peter looks to the natural world when searching for inspiration for his delightfully confounding menu creations. In his ten years as the creative genius behind Quay, the affable cuisinier has helped elevate the restaurant to become the sparkle in Australia’s culinary eye – ranked 26th in S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011. But despite such plaudits, Peter’s true pleasures lie in simple fare, satisfied customers, and moments spent with his hands in the soil of his veggie garden.

What was your childhood dream? From the earliest time I can remember ever seriously contemplating anything, it was to be a chef. I think I’d really made my mind up by the time I was 12. I used to wrestle my dad to get the barbecue tongs – and he used to burn the steaks anyway, so it was much better if I cooked! One of the big things I really wanted to do was travel and I knew that if I learned to be a chef, I could potentially travel the world. Having grown up in Sydney, what are your fondest food memories? There are so many. My mum, Dawn, is a really good cook and loved dinner parties and entertaining. Growing up in the 70s, some of my earliest memories do really revolve around food. I remember getting up at 11 o’clock at night and watching my mum prepare food for parties, and I wanted to be a part of it. There was always just this general feeling of hospitality revolving around good food. I’ve even got a photo of myself sitting on the kitchen table when I was about 18 months old – licking Pavlova beaters – which now hangs up at home. How have your travels influenced your approach to food? I think I was 19 when I first left to go overseas and I went to London. It really opened my eyes to what was out there. I was working with great produce like wild mushrooms, game and things I hadn’t been exposed to in Australia. Travel in general does wonders for you and really is a great eye opener.

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What has been one of your own memorable eating experiences during your travels? There’s a very famous French chef called Michel Bras, of Bras Restaurant, and his son Sebastien now runs the kitchen. Sebastien came out and cooked with us about three years ago and did a guest dinner at Quay. So when my wife and I went overseas, we visited Sebastien and had a wonderful meal at Bras Restaurant. But the highlight was after dinner, when Sebastien came up to us and told us that his father, Michel, had invited us to his house to cook lunch for us. To me, Michel Bras was the most amazing chef in the world, so to be eating lunch at his house was amazing. And what was so beautiful about it was that we sat in his kitchen at a big old table with a roaring open fire and we had some local cheeses, salami and pate to start off with, and then he cooked this very simple grilled asparagus with bread, morel mushrooms and cream. We finished with a big bowl of freshly picked strawberries and cream – it was a very simple lunch but it was probably one of the best meals I’ve had in my life. How did you come to form your ‘food inspired by nature’ approach? About seven years ago, I moved into a house with a backyard for the first time and I had the opportunity to start growing some herbs and some vegetables. I absolutely fell in love with growing veggies and seeing how you can plant a little pea in the ground and watch it grow up a trellis into beautiful

pea flowers. First I was just hooked on growing things at home, but after looking through seed catalogues I realised how much diversity was out there and I saw how little was available in the general marketplace. There was this great diversity of produce – I started growing ten different types of radishes in my garden, but I could only buy one or two at the market. There’s a great variety possible, but I had to go out and find someone who was willing to grow stuff for the restaurant on a bigger scale. I ran into Richard and Nina Kalina, who were growing berries up in the Blue Mountains and I asked them to grow vegetables for the restaurant. It started with a couple of vegetables and then we added more and more veggies with every season. It really helped me have a much bigger palette to work from and also fundamentally shifted the way I thought about presenting food and how I dealt with the creation of my dishes. They’ve become much more organic and free-flowing – reflecting nature. I’ve also got a lady down in South Australia who sends me green almonds in the post, and I only buy my almonds from her. The network of small farmers and producers out there is incredible and, to find specialty produce, you really need to go out and research. Tell me about The Growing Room … It’s a converted cool room downstairs from Quay that we put hydroponic lights in. That way we can have certain herbs, and things like pea flowers and mountain spinach –

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all these lovely little greens – that can be growing right up until they are put on the plate. It’s kind of a way of bringing the country into the city, and it’s only a small element of what we do but it gives us some great freshness. What is success to you? Success can be measured in a lot of ways. The way I measure it is when I go out and see a customer and they tell me that their meal has been the best thing they’ve eaten in their entire life. That’s what we do it all for. Those sorts of comments from people really make all the effort and the work that you’ve done worthwhile. You’ve touched them on an emotional level, and giving someone the greatest meal of their life is an incredible accolade to have. What has been your greatest challenge? I think it’s really just being able to stay on the path and not sell out – to keep working at a high-quality level. You have to accept long hours and crappy money while you’re in the training and learning phase, so you have to be steadfast and strong and know that things will open up in the future. What inspires you when you are creating things for your menu? All sorts of things. The natural world really inspires me. I’m working on

a new dish at the moment with a really beautiful sashimi of flathead that’s been caught in Corner Inlet in Victoria. The inspiration I’ve used for the dish is trying to imagine the environment that this particular fish – the rock flathead – lives in. It actually feeds on crustaceans and seaweed, and so the dish is going to have a black-lip abalone, periwinkles and a wild oyster cream, with a whole lot of beautiful greens like sea cabbage and nasturtium. I really want to create an idea of the flathead’s environment on the plate. There’s also another dish that’s been inspired by the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef. Where do you find peace in life? In the garden at home. I run a bit of a test garden at home, with four ten-metre raised garden beds. Just getting your hands in the soil and grounding yourself is a wonderful thing. What are your words of wisdom? Take your time. Don’t be in a rush to be a head chef somewhere. Learn your craft and your skills and work with some really good people. And then let all the experiences brew – once you are a head chef you rarely get the opportunity to go back and learn from other chefs.

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Inspired by the woodworking philosophy that glue is stronger than wood, designer Erik Stehmann decided to test the theory. By cutting a beam up into blocks and then gluing it together again, it became even stronger than the original. The result was the Blocks Chair, which consists of individual blocks glued together. The range also features a desk lamp and a table. # O3

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love of nature in a variety of different ways – some through art, others through music and, in the case of Bongo Design, through geometry. Inspired by the crafty wild fox, this steel Wild Head sculpture is part of an ongoing project that began in April 2011. Also available in wood and coloured steel versions, the series brings an industrial approach to documenting the wonders of nature.

01 The Cub Light from www.hix-edition.com 02 Tuberack by Joeri Reynaert from www.joerireynaert.com 03 Blocks Chair by Erik Stehmann from www.erikstehmann.nl 04 Giselle Table from www.kerozenedesign.com

GRAND // While it hasn’t been scientifically proven, it’s nice to think

05 Chateau Bedframe from Domayne Fortitude Valley

that by slumbering in an aesthetically pleasing bedframe, we are more likely to experience pleasant dreams. A contemporary take on a classic design, the Chateau from Domayne Fortitude Valley is a fully upholstered bedframe likely to be found in the boudoirs of inveterate slumberers Snow White (post-Evil Queen) and the princess (postbothersome pea).

06 Birdhouse by IMAKE Studio from www.nandineephookan.com 07 Columbus Antique Scales from Domayne Fortitude Valley 08 Autumnal Arrangement from www.perrotts.com.au 09 Wild Head Sculpture by Bongo Design from www.bongotees.blogspot.com.au

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SPACE

WHAT WE FOUND OUT – – FOR THOSE WHO ARE PECKISH, THE SCRATCH HAS A BYO FOOD POLICY. PUBLIC TOURS OF THE ABC STUDIOS WILL COMMENCE LATER THIS YEAR.

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THE SCRATCH

8/1 PARK ROAD, MILTON T. 3107 9910 www.scratchbar.com

At some point in time, many close-knit groups of guys will have toyed with the idea of opening a bar. While these grand plans rarely become a reality, three lads originally hailing from Canberra have followed through on their pact, opening The Scratch. A boutique bar that only supports independent breweries, The Scratch has no contracts on its taps, allowing them to constantly rotate. In the first 100 days of trading, more than 100 types of beer flowed through the bar’s taps, much to the delight of Brisbane’s beer aficionados. Just as all of the beer is lovingly selected, the same level of care and attention has gone into crafting the space. Much of the fit-out was hand-crafted, and second-hand

couches, board games, books and a well-loved piano create a cosy atmosphere. Upon entering the bar, you will be welcomed by the lads and invited to sample the beers on tap. Should none of those take your fancy, the bar staff will talk you through the range in search of the perfect drop. In addition to the more common varieties of beer, beer savants can also sample unique brews, including beer that has been aged in cognac and chardonnay barrels, and the very smoky xeRRex beer by Yeastie Boys, which is made from peated malt. The bar also hosts beer education events and crafternoons, where you can sample certain types of craft beer and hear talks from brewers.

ABC STUDIOS

114 GREY STREET, SOUTH BANK T. 3377 5222 www.abc.net.au

With the advent of television came fears about the longevity of radio, and with the creation of the internet, the same concerns for the fate of television were raised. Proving that the three mediums can happily co-exist alongside one another are the new ABC studios at South Bank. After spending five years in transit, 330 ABC staff began moving into the new headquarters in January, and the radio microphones were switched on for the first time on January 27. When construction is completed later this year, another 100 Queensland Symphony Orchestra staff will join the ABC staff in the building, further linking the ABC staff with its cultural neighbours. The sleek studios house a number of radio

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studios (where 612 ABC Brisbane and some Triple J programs are broadcast) news and television studios, and a contingent of ABC Online journalists. The overall design of the building was created to link in with the environment and the community as much as possible. The front of the building is encased by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow passersby to peek in and – for the first time – provide radio presenters with a window to look out. In terms of its eco credentials, the building has been rated five stars for office design by the Green Building Council of Australia, and the staircase that forms a focal point at the centre of the building is made from recycled Queensland timber.

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INTERIOR EDGE

FROM DECOR TO FURNITURE, HERE’S THE LATEST IN INTERIOR STYLE.

GREENER KITCHENS + BATHROOMS

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Using pre-used and recycled items in renovations or the creation of your new home is a way to emphasise character and individuality in its design. Greener Kitchens + Bathrooms specialises in using recycled and rescued materials to create stylish interiors for homes, while reducing the environmental impact of construction. With such an interest in eco-friendly design and construction, it’s obvious why Greener Kitchens has gained a legion of clients, including Jamie Oliver. Recently relocated, the design studio now sits in a stylish heritage-listed building in leafy Wooloowin. 109a Adamson Street, Wooloowin T. 0430 096 216 www.greenerkitchens.com.au

ASA TILES

exclusive When sourcing materials to incorporate into your new home or renovation, it is important to understand the functionality of an item, as well as its aesthetic value. Tiling is a great option for more rooms than just the bathroom if you are after sleek styling with strong practicality for maintenance. As well as a great way to keep your house cool in the warmer months, crisp tiles lining the floor is a great way to transform your interiors with pattern and colour. For a unique feature in the home, visit the ASA Tiles Showroom and you will discover an array of options when it comes to tiling. Whether you are interested in creating a statement piece or a classic

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Styling your interiors can be tricky, especially when creating a home that is reflective of your personality, as well being practical and stylish. At DOMO let the experts guide you on how to style your home with pieces that are both personal and chic. Visit the Fortitude Valley showroom and discover a world of choices when it comes to furniture for the home. With years of decorating experience, put your faith in DOMO’s ability to transform the interiors of your household. There is even a personalised shopping service available, where a knowledgeable member of the team will visit you at home to advise on possible colour and design options. Custom-ordered

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design, choose from an exclusive range of imports in stock at ASA Tiles. These include a range of imported porcelain tiles, a material that has proven to outlast traditional ceramic options in terms of durability. In terms of renovating larger spaces, ASA Tiles specialises in larger format tiles – sizes range from 600 x 600 to 1200 x 600. It will also ensure that construction goes just as smoothly, as the team has handpicked a selection of reliable tilers who specialise in laying large format tiles. Conveniently located in the Emporium precinct, let the team guide you with with its exceptional customer service and experience in the field. Shop 9, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley T. 3257 4940 www.asatiles.com.au

DU MONDE furniture is a specialty – choose from a selection of luxurious leathers and fabrics or select from the collection of eye-catching furniture options in stock. The latest addition is the distinctive Ploum sofa from French brand Ligne Roset. The eye-catching curve design was created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with just two pieces of foam-backed fabric. This simple but incredibly effective work of furniture is reflective of the DOMO aesthetic – to provide stylish, classic pieces that are sure to transform the home but perform a function at the same time. Corner Warren and 108 Wickham Streets, Fortitude Valley T. 3831 3088 www.domo.com.au

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Europe is a style mecca in the fields of art, fashion and interiors, but you don’t need a plane ticket and a passport to achieve the look in your home. Instead, visit Du Monde, the studio of interior designer Daryl Wark, to steal a selection of furniture straight from the style guides of Paris and Prague. Think reclaimed oak, aged metal frames, taxidermist’s domes, mounted butterflies and vintage prints. Take inspiration from the latest items in store – upholstered furniture, creative prints and colourful fabrics, or refresh your pre-existing furniture with one of Du Monde’s custom-made cushions. 171 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington T. 3368 1223 dumonde10.blogspot.com

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THINGS HAVE CHANGED AT THE EURO...

...We’re still the same award-winning venue, offering award-winning European-inspired food — we’re just faster! Our new bistro menu offers fun favourites and fresh additions designed to serve busy people, more often. Because sometimes you just can’t take the afternoon off!

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6/24 MARTIN STREET FORTITUDE VALLEY T. 3852 6 413

223 GIVEN TERRACE PADDINGTON T. 3367 2274

LANEWAY, 181 GEORGE STREET CBD

Born from a love of tattoos, craft beer and honest American fare, Yard Bird Ale House presents a unique take on the concept of an ale house. The watering hole is decorated with tattoo-style artwork and offers a selection of local Australian craft beers, alongside a selection of craft beers imported from America. Complementing the American beverage list is an all-American menu inspired by the chef’s stash of chicken wing recipes collected during several trips to America. If you are feeling particularly game, try the spicy Death Sentence Wings; otherwise, there’s Chilli-Cheese Fries, pizzas and burgers to tempt you.

Fossickers searching for gemstones are likely to shriek with delight upon spying a precious ruby in their loot. For cafe hunters in search of the perfect breakfast spot, their treasure comes in the form of piping-hot Spiced Peach Pancakes, and Bubble and Squeak Hashcakes. Named after one of the four precious gemstones, Ruby is a cafe located in a lofty space in Paddington. Ruby-tinged hues pervade the decor, and a window at the back of the cafe lined with bar stools looks out over the surrounding neighbourhood. Ruby is open for breakfast and lunch – and for dessert, there’s also a selection of cakes from Jocelyn’s Provisions in Fortitude Valley.

Wander down the laneway beside 181 George Street, take a left turn, stroll down a set of industrial steel stairs, and the reward at the end of your journey will be a silky cup of Campos coffee. Joining The Bunker Boutique in its clandestine den is Bean – a no-frills coffee haunt where the focus is simply on brewing a good coffee. Outside, milk crates and stools are perched atop astroturf, while inside a coffee bar made from reclaimed red hardwood, an old record player and shelves laden with books create an inviting atmosphere. A few small snacks including Banana Bread are available, and a simple food menu is in the works.

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Our award winning cafe is pleased to welcome to its team one of Brisbane’s up and coming chefs to infuse his culinary creativity into our Autumn menu. Same friendly service same award winning coffee amazing new menu Open 6.30 - 2.30 weekdays 7.30 - 2.30 weekends Shucked cOffee hOuSe 9 creswell st newstead www.shucked.com.au 3257 4567

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EAT DRINK PLAY

WITH SO MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM IN BRISBANE, MAKE SURE YOU EAT, DRINK AND PLAY AT THE BEST.

STAMFORD PLAZA

CUSTOMS HOUSE

A traditional high tea at the Stamford Plaza is the ultimate in elegant events where you can nibble on delectable sandwiches and incredible dessert creations that summon the charm of yesteryear. The hotel’s lobby is the perfect location thanks to its sumptuous interiors, complete with resident lobby strings. Great care is taken here to ensure your tea is brewed to your satisfaction and the tea varieties are sure to entice. For an extra treat, add a glass of sparkling or the luxurious Moët Chandon to accompany your experience. Due to the event’s popularity, reservations are essential.

Sitting majestically upon the banks of the Brisbane River is Customs House, one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Enjoy sweeping views of the Story Bridge while sampling some of the finest wines and cuisine. Whether you fancy dining indoors or outside, choose from one of the delicious items available on the menu that specialises in modern-Australian flavours. The food choices emphasise fresh local produce, including an extensive seafood selection. Customs House is a great location for your next event – whether that be a small celebratory dinner with friends or a grandiose wedding.

Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, City T. 3221 1999 www.stamford.com.au

399 Queen Street, City T. 3365 8999 www.customshouse.com.au

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The menu at Port Office Hotel’s Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar showcases a diverse range of steak dishes, with more than eight different cuts and varieties to choose from. Its highquality produce and value for money, create a memorable dining experience – especially when coupled with the extensive wine selection of more than 150 premium wines. Winner of ‘Best Restaurant’ at the Restaurant & Catering Assoc. Qld Awards in 2010 and 2011, the Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar features soft furnishings and warm lighting, providing the perfect ambience for even the most discerning of diners.

Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, City T. 3221 0072 www.portofficehotel.com

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PABLO seven days a week. Try tucking into a Breakfast Platter with Prosciutto and Chutney or sample traditional Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce. After dinner, sit back in the slick interiors of the bar and try a cold Swedish cider in preparation for the night’s diverse forms of entertainment. The list of acts ranges from local to international talents, as well as the provision of a scintillating weekly Saturday night cabaret show. For attendees keen to combine a taste-test of Scandinavian food with a good old-fashioned singa-long, there are also a number of dinner and show packages available that are sure to satisfy. 340 Sandgate Road, Albion T. 3262 3738 www.stockholmsyndrome.com.au

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Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that occurs when a hostage forms an emotional attachment to their captor. Inspired by this idea, Stockholm Syndrome Cafe and Bar plans to hold you captive as a member of its audience, until you are suitably charmed and entertained by its unique venue. As a creative combination of smooth bar, relaxed cafe and showroom, this will undoubtedly be achieved. Visit its home in Albion and you will discover a unique destination that merges Scandinavian charm and cuisine with world-renowned entertainment acts. At the cafe you can indulge in a taste of Sweden whenever you desire as it is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner,

Take a stroll around New Farm and you may come across a hidden treasure in the form of Pablo. The popular New Farm cafe provides an abundance of mouthwatering creative combinations for breakfast and lunch. The locally sourced seasonal menu uses organic, where possible, for added flavour. With glorious combinations that include Brioche French Toast with Spiced Pear and Homemade Honeycomb and Pecan Ice-cream, as well as weekly specials like Savoury Mince with Chorizo, there is sure to be an item on the tantalising menu to tempt you. For added comfort, free WiFi is on offer to all visitors. 893 Brunswick Street, New Farm T. 3254 4900

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Victoria Park quality Wind down with a glass of quality wine and a superb dish from the award-winning team at Victoria Park. Only two kilometres from the city, the location is the perfect refuge from crowded streets, whilst also being convenient. With its picturesque surroundings, it’s a great choice for a relaxing private dinner, or a function. Joining the team at the Bar Bistro at Victoria Park is renowned chef Jason Peppler, formerly of Confit Bistro. With 22 years of experience behind him, he has worked alongside some of the best chefs in Brisbane and London. With his arrival also comes a new menu for functions and the Bar & Bistro – one that focuses on seasonal dishes and the creation of modern interpretations of classic meals. This means that you can be treated with a range of locally sourced produce that includes delicious artisan breads and fresh seafood. With a particular penchant for European cuisine, lucky guests will have the opportunity to sample Peppler’s

specialty dish – a delicious pastilla of slow-cooked duck with a seductive accompaniment of Persian coleslaw and pomegranate dressing. As the winner of multiple awards including Australian Young Chef of the Year in 2004 and Australian Chef of the Year in 2005, Peppler’s dedication to fresh, quality cuisine also extends to events where he is devoted to bridging the gap between restaurant and function menus. This year, Victoria Park launched their Dinner on the Deck series. These unique dining experiences will treat guests to speciality menus with individual focuses for each event while dining on the beautiful marquee deck.

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CICCIO’S PASTA BAR

325 ON GEORGE

The best way to sample a culture is via its cuisine – the flavours and traditions of each dish reveal a great deal about the nation from which it was born. This is particularly true of Italian food, the simplicity and freshness of its classic pizzas and pastas reveals a country of great tradition and passion. Ciccio’s Pasta Bar provides a slice of this delicious journey with its pizzas made fresh on site, including its base and sauce. Accompany your authentic meal with a beverage from the all-Italian beer and wine list. For the perfect ending, Ciccio’s now also makes its own in-house gelato and sorbet.

An inner-city dining destination, restaurant 325 on George is an ideal venue for all occasions. Located in the heart of the thriving legal precinct, the restaurant has quickly become a favourite with locals. The restaurant’s open-plan design flows towards the two alfresco decks located at the front of the restaurant. Whether hosting a breakfast with clients, a quick lunch, a celebratory dinner with friends, or afterwork drinks with colleagues, 325 on George provides an opportune locale. Call in for a takeaway coffee on the run (from $2), and make the most of this inner-city haven.

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With its smooth style and extensive list of amenities, Hotel Urban Brisbane is the perfect place to unwind. The modern interiors of guest rooms create the ultimate refuge for relaxation. If you are interested in a tasty meal, look no further than Gazebo Bar & Restaurant or the outdoor dining space on offer, a great option for kicking back with a cocktail. Functions are also available at the hotel, including the multi-purpose venue, The Loft penthouse. With stretching views of the city skyline and a private terrace to catch the breeze, it is the perfect setting for a night to remember.

Hidden within the heart of the CBD is Brew, a cafe and drinking hole that acts as a welcome refuge from peak traffic and overflowing food courts. Sit down for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner away from the hustle and bustle of passing crowds. The latest addition to the joint is the new autumn menu, a tasty accompaniment to a hot coffee from Brisbane roasters Fifth Battery. Brew also offers an allday breakfast on Saturdays, as well as a late-night close and on Thursday nights, the opportunity to accompany your cold beer with a soundtrack of live music from local musicians.

345 Wickham Terrace, City T. 3831 6177 www.hotelurban.com.au/brisbane

Lower Burnett Lane, City T. 3211 4242 www.thebrewgroup.com.au

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THE MARQUE HOTEL BRISBANE

THE WALNUT RESTAURANT

A meal is only as good as the quality of its ingredients, which is why 103 on George at The Marque Hotel Brisbane will create for you a memorable dining experience. Sample some of the finest modern-Australian cuisine created by executive chef Dan Dyson and his team. The restaurant uses only the freshest local produce in a delicious seasonal menu. Enjoy your dish in a relaxed setting – extensive windows bathe the building in natural light. 103 on George is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers drink and tapas specials from 4:00–6:00 pm.

Wood panelling and fresh carpeting contribute to the elegant aesthetic of The Walnut Restaurant at the Royal on the Park hotel. Providing an array of dining options in a convenient location, the restaurant makes a great choice for inner-city and business meals. Dining can be simple or decadent depending on your preference – two- and threecourse set menus are available as well as a delicious degustation option. For special events, the restaurant has the special ability to create and provide custom-designed menus to suit all occasions, as well as cater to dietary requirements.

103 George Street, City T. 3221 6044 www.marquehotels.com/brisbane

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Lock’n’Load Bistro iconic With its penchant for live music and delicious dishes, Lock’n’Load is a standout attraction in West End. Its dedication to quality gastro-pub dishes and comfortable environment for guests ensure your dining experience here is a memorable one. Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a menu that merges creativity with traditional pub food. For traditionalists, there are multiple hearty breakfast options at Lock’n’Load – sample an all-day Bacon and Eggs with Sourdough or gobble up some Bircher Muesli, with Spiced Poached Apples, Vanilla Mascarpone and White Balsamic Syrup. Later in the day, try a twist on the classic burger and opt for the Haloumi Burger with Smokey Eggplant, Tomato and Mint Yoghurt. Drinks wise Lock’n’Load has it covered, with a broad range of craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Sip on an aptly named Blueberry Jerry concoction and you’ll be in heaven by the time you’ve reached the bottom. All this fare is available for

functions, should you be hosting a celebratory party or event. The outdoor courtyard with a surrounding garden is also a spacious place to hold your celebration, with its own outdoor bar and capacity for up to 150 people. Regular visitors can also become a part of the family with the launch of Lock’n’Load’s own VIP loyalty cards and an accompanying smartphone app that will keep you in the know when it comes to monthly offers, daily specials, competitions and the ability to accumulate reward points. At this joint there is also the added convenience of express lunch, whereby you can pre-order your meal online, hours before arriving.

142 Boundary Street, West End T. 3844 0142 www.locknloadbistro.com.au

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PORCELAIN // COFFEE

ARTISTIC // TOAST

THOUGHTFUL // LID

A coffee machine is a requisite possession for many households, but the valuable real estate that it occupies on the kitchen bench can be frustrating. The Seppl coffee machine by designer Arvid Häusser sets bench space free by being affixed to the wall. Challenging the traditional notion further, the Seppl is constructed from porcelain, which allows for high thermal storage and neutrality in taste. What’s more, the single components are separately affixed, making the process of coffee preparation more simple for the user. @ www.arvidhaeusser.de

While humble meals such as a classic three-cheese toasted sandwich may be held in high esteem in terms of flavour, it can be difficult for the sandwich to compete with the visual appeal of a vibrant salad. By reinventing the jaffle iron, designer Minale Maeda wanted to create the impression that something as simple as a sandwich could become an eye-catching focal point. The Delfts Toast Pan is embossed with a delicate floral design that matches seamlessly with the design of the classic Delfts plate. @ www.minale-maeda.com

In spite of the fact that most travel mugs are designed with the environment in mind, many are fashioned from new materials that cannot be recycled. After much thought, a couple of crafty minds realised that a durable heat-resistant canning jar had the potential to become the perfect vessel for a morning coffee if a practical lid could be created to screw onto the jar. The Cuppow is a reusable and recyclable lid – similar to the lids of disposable coffee cups – that screws on to a canning jar to prevent spillages and make it easier to sip your morning elixir. @ www.cuppow.com

LITERARY // CAFE In the wake of the death of German author Franz Kafka, the term ‘Kafkaesque’, meaning anything that doesn’t really make sense or is unnecessarily complicated, was coined. A space where Barcelona denizens can seek reprieve from a Kafkaesque world is Cafe Kafka, a space that is essentially a literary cafe, infused with eccentric homewares. Recycled and vintage materials and classic tomes fill the space while, in the kitchen, the chef places an emphasis on honouring fresh ingredients, many of which are sourced from the 100-year-old market, Mercat del Born, nearby. @ www.cafekafka.es

ZUCCHINI, DILL AND MINT FRITTERS

INGREDIENTS

TO MAKE

500 g (about 4) zucchini (courgettes) 3 teaspoons salt 1 small red onion, very finely chopped 1/2 bunch dill, finely chopped 1/2 bunch mint leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oregano leaves, chopped 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup grated kefalotyri or pecorino cheese 2 eggs, lightly beaten about 1 cup Greek extra-virgin olive oil for shallow-frying lemon wedges to serve

Coarsely grate the zucchini, sprinkle with the salt, place in a colander and stand for 30 minutes. Drain the zucchini, place in a clean tea towel or on paper towels and squeeze to remove any excess liquid. Combine the zucchini, onion, dill, mint, oregano, flour, cheese and egg and mix well. Heat the oil in a large, frying pan over a medium heat. Form heaped tablespoons of the zucchini mixture into small patties and fry in batches for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Drain the fritters on paper towels. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges on the side.

LINDEY AND BLAIR’S TASTE OF GREECE by Lindey Milan. Published by Hardie Grant.

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GLOBAL DREAMER

MICHAEL LEWIS

OPERA SINGER, AUSTRALIA MACBETH IN CONCERT

www.operaqueensland.com.au –– One of Australia’s most respected opera singers, Michael Lewis takes on the nefarious protagonist role in Opera Queensland’s Macbeth in Concert on April 13–14. age It’s probably not prudent to

answer that these days. Oh, alright – 63. born Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills.

BUOYANT // MUSIC

performance that first made your world come alive Love’s Labour’s

Lost at the Adelaide Festival in the 60s. It was by a visiting English company starring Timothy West. describe yourself in ten words Intense, honest, passionate, enthusiastic, talkative, plus a few negatives. something you discovered this month The garden did not need watering! last thing that made you smile The huntsman spider in my stairwell whose face looked like a character from Miniscule. idea of complete happiness Being able to listen to music, to see the beauty of nature, to smell the nose of a good red wine and to taste fabulous food – all in the company of my lovely wife. tell me about passion It’s hard to do anything meaningful without it. scares you Being a burden to loved ones in my old age. worth fighting for Life itself. Having had bowel cancer, I fully understand how important it is to make the most of all that life offers whilst you are able. It’s what we hope we never run out of. tell me about creativity One gets it from being around very clever and talented people. words of wisdom Look, listen and learn.

Purveyor of a distinct blend of punk/rock tunes, Kaiser Chiefs has proven its longevity with a vast back-catalogue of catchy tunes. The five lads from Leeds formed in 1996 and have since been performing a frenetic music style to audiences stretched across the globe. After taking a hiatus following the release three albums in quick succession, Kaiser Chiefs released The Future Is Medieval last year and is now touring once again. Fans can catch the feverish live act at The Hi-Fi on May 8 with special support from Deep Sea Arcade. @ www.thehifi.com.au

SCIENTIFIC // FARE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF BUSBY

As a forerunner in the art of molecular gastronomy, Heston Blumenthal has crafted a number of inventive edible creations including Snail Porridge and Hot and Iced tea. Using mathematical precision and extensive research, the creative chef continues to enchant audiences with his noboundaries approach to food. Heston’s live show displays his unique talents as he prepares dishes from his latest book, Heston Blumenthal at Home, and conducts scientific experiments. See the culinary master at work when he appears with special guests on May 4 at QPAC. @ www.qpac.com.au

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PHOTO // CELEBRATION

The migration of individuals across different continents has created a global society of diverse communities. This theme, along with the concept of Westernisation, is one close to artist Samuel Tupou. Drawing upon his own multicultural background, Samuel explores the dilemma of modern identity in his latest exhibition Pan-O-Vision, on display at Jan Manton Gallery until April 21. With a background in screen printing, Samuel’s pieces use a mixture of mediums, as well as a repetition of imagery popular within Western culture and the Pacific Islands. @ www.janmantonart.com

A powerful image has the ability to transform, evoke and persuade. This is the Queensland Festival of Photography’s mission in a month-long celebration of photo media in all its forms. Since its beginnings four years ago, the festival has grown to include 46 venues, spread across the state. Festivities will begin on Saturday March 31 with three separate talks with a panel of curators and artists, held at iconic Queensland art venues. Local venues participating in the festival include Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane Powerhouse, Urban Grind and Ryan Renshaw Gallery. @ www.festivalofphotography.com.au

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Described by some as ‘orchatronic’, in reference to its blend of electronica and orchestral stylings, Swedish outfit Miike Snow has crafted its own unique brand of indie pop that has slowly infiltrated the music-loving subconscious of the world. Happy to You is Miike Snow’s second album – the name of which comes from a misspelt postcard from Thailand – and is filled with steady dance-inducing beats and colourful tunes that give insight into the group’s penchant for quirk. The funny yet slightly gruesome clip to the album’s final track, ‘Paddling Out’, is also worth viewing.

Many musicians make the move to New York City with dreams of making it big, though few manage to fulfil them. But when Alex Schaaf moved from Wisconsin to NYC, he quickly won over musos with his first release, The Mistress, under the moniker Yellow Ostrich. After evolving from solo act to collective, Yellow Ostrich has created its second release, Strange Land. Somewhat of a departure from the first album, Strange Land features a collection of guitar-driven, slightly angst-ridden tracks accompanied by a layered horns section played by multi-instrumentalist, Jon Natchez.

Anyone who caught the film Little White Lies at last year’s French Film Festival would remember the dreaminducing voice of singer Maxim Nucci, who made a cameo as Marion Cotillard’s on-again-off-again boyfriend and serenaded her over dinner. As a musician, Maxim goes by the stage name Yodelice, based on a fictional character he created inspired by the universe of Tim Burton. Despite not being well known in the Englishspeaking world, Yodelice sings his songs – of a folkish bent – in English. Cardioid is his second album and is an interesting blend of folk, rock and a touch of R&B.

‘The Twenties Sweetheart’ was the nickname of American chanteuse Annette Hanshaw and her angelic voice during the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Known for her elegance and ability to synthesise the voice of an angel with the spirit of a flapper, Annette’s disarming demeanour helped her charm audiences. As one of the first white female singers to produce respected jazz music, Annette enamoured jazz lovers until her death, aged 83. The Twenties Sweetheart is a compilation of some of Annette’s best works, including two of her earliest releases, ‘Black Bottom’ and ‘Six Feet of Papa’.

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Ten authors and six photographers have co-operated to produce a sumptuous book about the antithesis of mass production. Handmade reminds us that there still exist craftsmen who rely upon the skills of their own hands, their own tools, and their own judgements to manufacture items to be revered. From Latin manus = hand, plus factus = make, sums up the process. From ancient times there have always been those who have shunned ‘factories’, and laboured to produce items that are respected for their intrinsic value. This book shows some of the results.

At 842 pages, a tome to be respected for its depth of research. With 32 pages of song titles from the early 20th century onwards mentioned in this book, and three pages of titles not mentioned, here is the definitive history of verses that have shaped our society. The peace protests of the 1960s may have spawned the likes of Nina Simone and Bob Dylan in the USA, and The Beatles in UK, but their influence remains. Certainly ‘The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the plough is mightier than all’; may we take heed of what these songs tell us.

As an early advertisement advises: ‘Dr. A.W. (Alvin Wood) Chase (1817–1885), of Ann Arbor, Mich., was a giant of the patent-medicine field. Though he had no medical degree, having learned his trade by apprenticing to another doctor, he made up for his lack of formal training with a healthy dose of entrepreneurship.’ His first book Dr. Chase’s Recipes or Information for Anybody distilled information he had gathered in his travels throughout the emerging American nation. Now, in Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding, you can sample his recipes in one of 20 books in the Penguin Great Food Series.

To grow a mo’ is no easy decision. The casual remark of a passerby or the banter of friends may discourage the wearer. But handy hints in this book show men how to dissuade the naysayers from their chatter. With ample illustrations for men to follow, the techniques and pitfalls are clearly set out. From Handlebar to Chevron, this guide may help you choose something as flamboyant as Dali’s ‘antenna’ mo’ or distinctive as Merv’s bushy bow. For the ladies, there is even a section on how to knit your own. Inspired? Then blokes and sheilas, give it a go for a worthy cause next mo-day.

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WHAT IS INSPIRING US THIS MONTH? – – PICASSO’S MUSING: “I AM ALWAYS DOING THAT WHICH I CANNOT DO, IN ORDER THAT I MAY LEARN HOW TO DO IT.”

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THE LORIKEET ISLAND PROJECT THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

Abounding with beauty, the environment is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for artists. To celebrate Mother Nature’s handiwork, artists Marian Drew and Alana Hampton created Marian Drew + Alana Hampton: The Lorikeet Island Project. A film and photographic installation, the

work represents an uninhabited island in the middle of the Gold Coast Broadwater. By day, the island is an unsuspecting patch of mangroves, but, by night, it is transformed by the ebb and flow of high tide and the gentle light from the moon. UNTIL MAY 6

SIGNIFICANT MEN MILANI GALLERY

During the course of her career, Natalya Hughes has developed a distinct aesthetic that represents her interest in exploring the themes of femininity and art history. In contrast to this, Natalya’s latest body of work, entitled Significant Men, explores the stories of real and fictional men she considers to be of great of importance. The paintings that form the exhibition can be loosely described as portraits in an allegorical sense, and each still retains the artist’s decorative aesthetic and abstract style of composition. In each work, floating objects arranged to imitate faces are imposed on top of densely patterned backgrounds. Of the 12 paintings in the series, four are counterpoints that heavily reference Natalya’s earlier works. APRIL 4–28

TOP: TACO CORSAGE 2011, IMAGE COURTESY OF NATALYA HUGHES AND MILANI GALLERY. BOTTOM RIGHT: MURMURATION 2012, IMAGE COURTESY OF EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY.

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Some people believe that all things are in a constant state of change and that nothing is ever truly fixed. This is a theme explored by artist Marisa Purcell in her latest exhibition. Marisa’s body of paintings displays consistently changing conditions through her incorporation of

blurred and smeared forms of colour that appear to interchange and interweave on the canvas. Each piece encourages the viewer to determine the subject of the work for themselves, creating a range of new possibilities with each viewing. UNTIL APRIL 14

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EMMA DEAN As we chat over the phone, Brisbane-based pop cabaret artist Emma Dean is sitting on her friend’s verandah in Melbourne. Midway through our conversation she cries out in delight as she spots a shooting star cut through the autumn night sky. I soon realise her exuberance is infectious; not just about falling stars but also about pop music, cabaret, circus, burlesque, theatre and life in general. She is chuffed that her new show, An End to Dreaming, has received rave reviews just four days into its national tour. It’s a glowing start to a year that involves big things in The Big Apple. Emma Dean tells me she is battling the flu. It’s vital she wins the fight because she’s on a national tour of her new fantastical pop fairytale, An End to Dreaming, created and performed with talented pal Jake Diefenbach. And tomorrow, Emma says, she and Jake begin recording their new album with Darren Middleton of Powderfinger fame. Her head may be heavy but her spirits are high after their show’s wildly successful debut at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. “We’ve had really beautiful, positive feedback,” she practically sings. Brisbane audiences will get to see what all the fuss is about when An End To Dreaming shows at the Judith Wright Centre on April 28. The show is described as “a collection of 10 musical short stories told with lush, haunting melodies and delivered in duelling-piano style”. It shares Emma and Jake’s personal experiences of despair, hope and the transcending power of dreams. “It’s the journey a human takes going from darkness into light or from despair into finding hope,” Emma explains of its premise. “And I think both Jake and I have been on that journey a number of times, so it’s tricky in that we have to relive some of those not so nice experiences that we’ve both had. But again, each night we find hope together, which is a really beautiful thing.” Audiences are in for a treat as Emma’s shows and albums are variously described as sensational, authentic, sultry and sophisticated. Her voice is compared to Tori Amos and her eclectic performance style to

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Tim Minchin. In 2011, she wowed with her one-woman show Stripped, at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival and at Adelaide’s Cabaret Fringe Festival, and won ‘Best Female Actor in a Lead Role’ at the Matilda Awards for her work in Cabaret with Brisbane’s Zen Zen Zo. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Emma has four albums under her belt and has supported the likes of Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls and Katie Noonan, as well as touring as a violinist with the Kate Miller-Heidke band. Emma considers her greatest achievement as being named by The New York Post as ‘One of 10 artists to watch in 2011’. “That was really lovely because suddenly it became more than Australia and it was the motivation I needed to get myself over to New York and do some shows and see what happens,” Emma gushes. She is thrilled to announce that An End to Dreaming is on the bill at the New York International Fringe Festival in August. These accolades and opportunities are particularly impressive when you consider Emma only recently turned her focus to cabaret. She had been making theatrical pop music for more than 10 years and dancing since a little girl, but hadn’t considered cabaret until training with Zen Zen Zo for their show The Tempest, which won the 2009 Matilda Award for ‘Best Independent Production’. “And I remember thinking, ‘Oh my god, maybe I fit under this umbrella,’ Emma recalls

of her first taste of cabaret. She soon realised she didn’t fit neatly into that box either, preferring to mash cabaret with original pop music, burlesque and circus genres. Emma credits artists like Taylor Mac – a New York-based drag queen performance artist, actor and singer – and Freddie Mercury for inspiring her creatively. “I love the world where pop music and theatre meet. I think something really magical happens.” Asked if she considers herself a success, Emma notes that, artistically, she feels she can always be better. “But I’m very proud of the things I’ve done in the past and I feel they’ve been very successful. At the moment I feel that this show is very successful. I have to feel that because there is so much rejection in this industry, so when you do feel moments of success, you really have to celebrate.” She is grateful to her parents for their support throughout her career and considers them both a creative influence. Her advice to other independent artists is: “Work really hard, know that you want it and don’t give up on your own personal dream and your own personal vision.” While she heeds her own advice, she admits that one of her greatest challenges is self-doubt. For comfort, she whispers some wise words to herself. “I just start saying, ‘Emma, you are a really good person’, and I just bring it back to a very simple, humane kind of level. That’s something I need to remind myself of all the time and so does Jake – we’re quite critical and tough on ourselves, so it’s important to be gentle and take baby steps.”

INTERVIEW BY FRANCES FRANGENHEIM

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VANESSA PARADIS

EWAN MCGREGOR

MICHELLE YEOH

DIRECTED BY JEAN-MARC VALLÉE

DIRECTED BY LASSE HALLSTRÖM

DIRECTED BY LUC BESSON

Embodying the essence of French elegance, Vanessa Paradis is an accomplished model, singer, actress and mother. After idolising Marilyn Monroe as a child, Vanessa decided to take up singing and dancing lessons and, by the age of 14, her single ‘Joe le Taxi’ was the number-one song in France. As her incredibly successful music career progressed, Vanessa’s interest in acting grew, and her first major acting role was as a troubled young girl in the French film, Élisa. Continuing her foray into roles that tug at the heart strings, Vanessa stars as Jacqueline – a single mother struggling to raise her son who has Down Syndrome – in Cafe de Flore (in cinemas from April 25). The story takes place in Paris in 1969, after Jacqueline’s husband abandon her and her son.

While many actors will tell tales of parents encouraging them to pursue academic careers that pave the way towards a stable future, Ewan Mcgregor’s parents were encouraging him to leave school at just 16 years old to pursue his acting dreams – and thankfully so. Since then Ewan has lent his thespian talents to an eclectic mixture of roles, including as the romantic lead in Moulin Rouge, Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars series, a drug addict in Trainspotting and, more recently, the utterly confused Oliver Fields in Beginners. In his latest screen appearance in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (in cinemas from April 5), Ewan plays one of Britain’s leading fisheries experts who is trying to help a Sheikh realise his dream of bringing the sport of fly fishing to a dry and arid desert.

After taking up ballet at the age of four, Michelle Yeoh translated her love of dance into an acting career dominated by martial arts roles. While Michelle has never been formally trained in martial arts, she draws upon her dance sensibilities to perform the highly choreographed roles. One of Michelle’s most notable performances came when she starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies. In contrast to her previous roles, Michelle’s latest onscreen appearance in The Lady (in cinemas from April 19) is as the ever graceful Aung San Suu Kyi – an advocate of democracy in Burma who has always used peaceful tactics as a catalyst for change. The film focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi’s quest for change, and her separation from her husband.

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LAST DINOSAURS

YANN TIERSEN

TRICHOTOMY

ROMEO AND JULIET

AT THE ZOO

AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

AT JUDITH WRIGHT

AT QPAC

Wrapped up in fresh and tempting dance melodies, the song lyrics in the debut album from Last Dinosaurs, In a Million Years, ponder some deeply profound questions about life, love and loss. With the album captivating attention across Australia, Last Dinosaurs is preparing to embark on a national tour, playing a show at local haunt The Zoo for its home crowd. Last Dinosaurs will be supported by Millions and Gung Ho – two emerging Brisbane-based indie-pop bands that complement the Last Dinosaurs’ distinct sound.

Fans of the charming cult French film Amélie will be familiar with the sounds of French virtuoso Yann Tiersen, who composed the entire soundtrack to the movie. Before creating the iconic soundtrack, Yann played classical music on the piano and violin, started a rock band and spent time sampling his music on a cheap mixing desk, before finally returning to one of his first loves, the violin. Yann, along with his band, will bring his quintessential French sounds to Brisbane Powerhouse for one show only.

After creating music together for more than a decade, the trio behind Misinterprotato has become known for crafting a contemporary sound that draws inspiration from modern rock and European jazz. In a slight change of direction for the Brisbanebased trio, Misinterprotato has changed its named to Trichotomy, which aptly refers to something consisting of three parts, but has stayed true to its charming musical style. Join Trichotomy to celebrate its new name and new album, The Gentle War, at Judith Wright.

Through his gentle prose and ability to touch on a number of issues that are still relevant today, Shakespeare penned a number of stories that continue to resonate. Tugging at the heartstrings, and questioning the sense of war, Romeo and Juliet is the fabled tale of two lovers caught in the midst of a bitter family feud. In its elaborate rendition of Romeo and Juliet, Queensland Theatre Company has stayed true to the original script to recreate the love, danger and passion of the story just the way Shakespeare himself had intended.

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›I became a filmmaker because ... I developed a love for looking through a lens early on – I made little camcorder films with my friends and cousin growing up. My favourite outing from a young age was going to the movies. As my love of cinema grew, so did my desire to be behind the camera making the magic happen! ›My creativity comes from ... a source that’s hard to articulate, but what I can say is that I feel that something is ‘missing’ from my life unless I’m working on a creative project of some kind. ›I ‘fuel’ my creativity by ... watching noteworthy films (especially documentaries), reading documentary film blogs, visiting galleries and listening to music. ›I love my job because ... I enjoy instinctively placing clips down on the edit timeline without overthinking and the odd occasions when it ‘works’ the first time – where the vision, sound and music all seamlessly align to create a perfect moment. I love working by instinct and allowing my vision to change and evolve throughout making a film. Of course, there is also the sense of completion and pride in the final product. ›Through my work, I would like to ... challenge myself to experiment with all aspects of the film medium. Building on that, I’m committed to telling the compelling stories of real people and, in doing so, give a voice to those who are not often heard. ›Favourite author: Jhumpa Lahiri ›Director who inspires me: Wes Anderson ›Favourite actor: Cate Blanchett ›Most played on my iPod: Seeker Lover Keeper ›A designer I love: Alexander McQueen ›Artist I most admire: Simryn Gill

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CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIA: WOMEN from april 21 AT GOMA

During the course of history, some female artists have struggled to be taken as seriously as their male counterparts. In reflection of this, GOMA is holding an exhibition entitled Contemporary Australia: Women that celebrates female artists and their role in the formation of the modern art world. The collection reflects a diversity of themes, ranging from the concept of performance in femininity to the liberal ideas of what constitutes art today.

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BYRON BAY BLUESFEST

Escape to Byron Bay over Easter for a celebration

TRANSMISSION 2011. IMAGE COURTESY MONIKA TICHACEK AND KAREN WOODBURY GALLERY.

of Blues sounds.

LE CORSAIRE

BALLET april 22–26 AT DENDY PORTSIDE Inspired by the poetic tale The Corsair by Lord Byron, the ballet performance of Le Corsaire was first performed in Paris in 1856. As part of its Ballet 2011–2012 season, Dendy Portside is showing one of the most recent productions of the ballet. The elaborate production by the Bolshoi Ballet of Russia lavishly depicts the story of a beautiful slave Medora, who is sold to the greedy Pasha. Medora is then captured by the pirate Conrad and soon falls in love with him.

APRIL 5–9 AT TYAGARAH TEA TREE FARM FILM

LIFE IN MOVEMENT

See the film about the life and loss of dancer and

FILM

BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL april 13–22 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

A powerful and thought-provoking medium, cinema highlights the richness of diversity in its many forms. Celebrating the contribution of the gay and lesbian community to society and the arts is the annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival. From comedies to powerful documentaries, this year’s festival will present a selection of films sourced from across the globe. Many of the films are not shown in cinemas, creating a unique cultural celebration.

choreographer, Tanja Liedtke. FROM APRIL 12 AT DENDY PORTSIDE BALLET

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

THEATRE

THE NEVERENDING STORY from april 28 to may 12 AT QPAC

Upon finding a dusty old book called The Neverending Story, a young dreamer named Bastian steals away to an attic in his school to begin reading the novel. Literally delving into the whimsical world of Fantasia contained within the book’s pages, Bastian finds himself joining forces with the young warrior Atreyu to save Fantasia from the threat of The Nothing. Harvest Rain presents The Neverending Story on stage for the first time ever.

Take a journey through Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world with Queensland Ballet. UNTIL APRIL 14 AT QPAC

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ANNIE from april 7 AT QPAC

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With their wild imaginations and bright eyes filled with wonder, children have a unique way of interpreting the world. In a classic tale filled with hope, a young orphan named Annie endeavours to find her birth parents by escaping from the orphanage she calls home. The story is set to the classic soundtrack that features songs including ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Easy Street’, and stars Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks and Alan Jones as Franklin D. Roosevelt.

RHYTHM JUNKIES

Watch tap and Irish dancing collide with African drums

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GOODBYE, FIRST LOVE

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CINEMA from april 5 AT PALACE CINEMAS Love is difficult language to master and one that can only be learned through life experiences. Touching on the tenderness of first love, Goodbye, First Love follows an intense young Camille through her first two relationships. After a very serious relationship with her high-school sweetheart Sullivan comes to an end, Camille finds herself falling for a charming professor, who can offer stability but not the same unabashed passion of Sullivan.

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MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) april 10–28 AT LA BOITE

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Combining indie songs with a quirky storyline, Midsummer (a play with songs) is a Scottish romantic comedy that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring the original two-person cast, as well as a collection of gentle songs, the play follows the tale of a one-night stand between two 30-somethings that develops into a two-day bender. Hilarity ensues when they find themselves thrown into a mix of stolen money, car chases and midnight trysts.

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Considered to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, John Cage’s music style was largely experimental and avant-garde. As part of The Cage in Us festival celebrating John Cage’s contribution to music, IMA in collaboration with Room 40 is presenting the MONO9 event, to be performed at Judith Wright. Musicians Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli will perform their extended version of John Cage’s 1952 composition, Williams Mix.

celebration of seafood, wine and live music. MAY 6 AT CAXTON STREET

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APO ISLAND, THE PHILIPPINES

The boat standing before me is not quite what I expected for my 30-minute trip from The Philippines island of Negros Oriental to the tiny road-free community of Apo Island (population: 800). Based on my previous sojourns to tropical islands, I’d envisaged a vessel for 10 or so passengers, with – at the very least – an edge to grip onto. Instead, the boat that laps at the shore in front of me is a narrow wooden seacraft with space enough for me, the captain and the ‘first mate’, who is using a handheld oar for a rudder. I remove my sandals and wade into the water, clambering aboard the nose of the boat in an unladylike manner.

As the engine comes to life and we edge out to sea, a light spray splashes across the boat, providing a refreshing repose from the sharp pinch of the sun. I soon learn that this is only the beginning, and as our course leads us into the path of oncoming waves, I am quickly saturated from head to toe. While my two sea-faring companions are at my back, I sense that they are finding the whole situation highly amusing, and I can’t help but laugh at my resemblance to a drowned rat. My water-logged state is soon forgotten as the beaches of Apo Island come into view. Its lush, undulating landscape dotted with thatched-roof shacks seems to beckon me to its shores. I am staying at Liberty’s Resort, a quaint set of lodgings built into the hill just off the beach of Apo’s shoreline. Since opening the resort in 1996, owners Liberty and Paul have used the profits from the hotel and their dive shop to support the local Apo community and the island’s ecosystem. I have braced myself for rudimentary dwellings based on what I have read, but when I push open the door to my room, I am in awe. It is simple in nature – exposed stone walls, tiled floors and a very basic bathroom – but the bamboo four-poster bed, draped in a sky-blue mosquito net, is particularly inviting. The true jewel of these quarters lies beyond the doors to the balcony, which boasts the most beautiful view I’ve ever had the pleasure of waking up to. Towering palm trees frame the picture-perfect vista: a white sandy beach, aquamarine waters and a view to the horizon. With a western-facing

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outlook, I am assured of a spectacular sunset. After a few moments indulging in the view, I head down to the beach to go snorkelling. The water is perfectly temperate, even a little too warm in the shallows, and the marine community that dwells beneath its surface is a melange of colourful residents. Fish of shimmering blues, greens and purples dart around the coral, going about their business. The locals have told me that this time of day is perfect for encountering turtles, but after 20 minutes in the water, I am yet to meet one. I keep my eyes peeled, peering under rocks and in coral beds, but with still no luck I float, motionless, for a few seconds. I soon get the feeling I’m being watched and I look slowly to my left, only to see two turtles staring curiously in my direction. Their sheer size makes me realise sheepishly that there was no chance of finding them under the rocks I had been keenly surveying. I spend the afternoon following the creatures around as they move gracefully through the water, almost as if they’re giving me a personal tour. Having bid the turtles farewell, I spend the late afternoon exploring the local village. It’s humbling to witness the simplicity of living within the Apo community. The village is composed mostly of basic structures made from bamboo, driftwood and palm leaves, with the odd cement building such as the modest church that lies just off the beach. I make my way along the sole paved path in the village, which winds amongst the shacks. Locals bid me hello with sunny smiles and murmur to each other about the stranger in

their midst. As I walk deeper into the village, a little girl takes my hand and leads me along the path, while her two brothers run circles around us playing their own imaginary game. Soon a few dogs join our group, followed by a goat and a rooster, making me feel like the Pied Piper. After a tour of the village, I return the kids in the direction of their home, and the little girl waves me a glum farewell. As the sun edges towards the horizon, lighting the water a warm shade of peach, the aural tranquillity of the island is abruptly broken by the rhythmic crash of drums. I follow the sounds through the snaking narrow path. When I come to a stop between two little shacks that frame a golden stream of sunset, a kind-eyed old women nods towards the gap encouragingly. Squinting, I walk into the fading sunlight, where I glimpse silhouettes on the beach, all moving to the same rhythm. A group of young guys with various percussion instruments pound out a hip-shaking beat with enthusiasm, while local kids dance gleefully, letting the rhythm enrapture their tiny bodies as they laugh uncontrollably. Their laughter stays with me as I wander back to the resort to catch the last of the sunset from my balcony. While the people of Apo Island live on virtually nothing, housed in the most basic of dwellings, I feel a tinge of envy for them. With days filled with laughter, dancing, and a stalwart sense of community surrounded by the simplicity of nature, their existence seems to combine the key ingredients to a life well-lived.

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