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THE DREAMERS

THE EAT ISSUE OCTOBER2013 4,752 DAYS SINCE WE LAUNCHED ANOTHER IDEA BY

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“Learn from your life experiences and expand your sense of self.” – – MARTIN RICHARDS

MEDIA ARCHITECTS managing editor carl lindgren business manager wendy schipper publishing manager chrisanthi demos global editor mikki brammer assistant editor melinda halloran editorial assistants lauren barker, sonya gellert, linsey rendell copy editor matthew brady art director lieve torbeyns web/graphic designers tahlia gregori, sarah hyne, isabelle stringfellow photographer melinda halloran senior account manager paige gumbley account managers erica asler, georgia boyle financial controller kathryn lindgren finance assistant roderica lebis media assistant chloe carrucan web developers morgan daly, dino latoga, sam pospischil contributor eric lindgren interns scott guthrie, sarah wiles map cheer squad kara ciampi 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, rosie the giraffe, 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.

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“Inspiration comes from everywhere.” – – PIP AND TOM HAY 44 international

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“You can’t be happier than happy.” 06 design

– – RICHARD CURTIS

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“If you want people to believe in what you do, you have to believe in yourself.” – – FABIO MOLINAS 56 live

CONTENTS

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“It’s important to keep moving forward somehow.” – – SIMON STARLING

VILLAGE 04 06 08

FASHION/BEAUTY

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Fabio Molinas

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Stirling Barrett

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home space pantry place food

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prelude

TRAVEL 62

Stuart Chapman 52 52 54

Anne Sanford

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mood book gallery live

Albanian Roadtrip

VILLAGE FEATURES 30

Simon Starling

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Flemming Jakobsen

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Sarah Lantz

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” –– ALBERT EINSTEIN

Welcome to map magazine’s 157th issue. Last month we introduced a new member to the map family – The Pop-Up Hotel. Officially part of The Weekend Edition, The Pop-Up Hotel allows guests to stay for a night in unique places and spaces around Brisbane, where no others have previously rested their heads. Whether tucked amongst the joyous vibe of Brisbane Festival in the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank, or overlooking the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, The Pop-Up Hotel delivers a one-of-a-kind whimsical accommodation experience. With a nod to the act of luxury camping, The Pop-Up Hotel sees

guests stay in the roomy luxurious bell tent, complete with discerning grooming products and locally made nourishment to satisfy midnight cravings. Luxury bed linens cover a cloud-like bed, while a comfy seating area allows guests to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life within the magical abode. Think vinyl records and Ella Fitzgerald. Over the next year, The Pop-Up Hotel will make an appearance in some highly unusual and fun locations about town – word is that it may even pop up under the roof of one of Brisbane’s finest establishments where the dinosaurs live. Remember to dream ...

Carl Lindgren :) MANAGING EDITOR carl@mapmagazine.com.au look out for the next issue of map magazine THE SUNSHINE ISSUE follow map magazine on facebook, twitter & instagram

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map magazine aims to foster a culture of confidence, spirit and individuality in people to help them embrace a mindset where they can be positive about the future.

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

FILL YOUR LIFE WITH A TOUCH OF ...

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– – T.S. ELIOT

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

– – JIM ROHN

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So often with our culinarythemed issues, we celebrate not only the beauty of food itself, but also the joy of sharing it with others. And our October Eat issue is no different. As the world begins to turn to a much simpler way of living, going back to basics both with food and life in general, we’re all beginning to realise that a meal almost always tastes better when it’s shared in good company. This month we chart the journeys of local coffee visionary Martin Richards of Blackstar Coffee Roastery, as well as Pip and Tom Hay of Melbourne’s The Farm Cafe, all of whom find inspiration in the communities who surround and support their locales. We also chat to director and inveterate romantic Richard Curtis, who reminds us that time shared with loved ones – over a meal or otherwise – is one of life’s great treasures. I hope you enjoy their stories!

Mikki Brammer EDITOR

mikki@mapmagazine.com.au

Arriving in a foreign city can be an overwhelming experience. Language barriers, warren-like streets and looming buildings can make it difficult to know exactly where to go to sample the true local cuisine. A saviour to disoriented travellers, Eat the Globe is a resource compiled by other wanderlust-afflicted foodies to share their love of experiencing the world’s cuisine. In addition to revealing their insights into where to eat, the foodies of Eat the Globe also share stories of their travels. And for every story shared, the site donates $1 to Oxfam to help end world hunger. @ eattheglobe.com

RETRODREAMER ––

M.F.K. FISHER

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”

Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, better-known as M.F.K. Fisher, was an American food writer whose love for all things epicurean was matched only by her passion for beautiful prose. By no means a culinary snob, M.F.K. was known for her love of caviar, macadamia nuts and potato chips. Dreaming of sharing her love of food with the world, M.F.K. wrote 27 books and also co-founded the Napa Valley Wine Library to support the spread of wine appreciation.

INVITES YOU TO ... TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM When music is performed live, compositions come into their own as musicians and singers inject the emotion of a moment into their songs. In homage to the back-up singers who bring as much passion and energy to a performance as a main star does, Twenty Feet from Stardom celebrates the soulful voices behind the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Mick Jagger. The film features archival footage and interviews with music greats to pay tribute to back-up singers who contribute substance to the world of popular music, but who remain shrouded in obscurity. For your chance to attend map magazine’s special screening at Palace Centro cinemas on Tuesday October 29 at 6:30 pm, visit mapmagazine.com.au and follow the links to the readers premiere. 112 lucky entrants will receive a double pass and winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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Moody, pessimistic, hardworking, friendly, humble, sensitive, realistic, with little patience. gets you out of bed in the morning The hope of receiving great news. something you discovered this month If you want people to believe in what you do, you have to believe in yourself.

ARTISAN // CRATE You’d need to have plenty of time on your hands to explore all 50 states in the USA, and even more time (and a large appetite) to sample all the artisan fare on offer within each state. Saving you the effort, The Mantry delivers a curated food experience to its subscribers each month, featuring some of the USA’s hidden artisanal gourmet gems. Birch syrup handcrafted in Alaska, bison jerky from the foothills of Montana, and barbecue sauce made in the backwoods of Alabama are amongst the selection of provisions that might turn up in your handmade crate. @ mantry.com

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last thing that made you smile

A recording of my friend singing a stupid song. I miss her a lot.

Some people may argue that if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it – especially when it comes to classic kitchen tools like the whisk and mixing bowl. Design student Prianka Sisodiya holds a different opinion, making subtle modifications to these trusted utensils to enhance the process of baking a cake. Entitled Elbow Grease, Prianka’s collection features an angular whisk that can be flattened and used to scrape the sides of the bowl, while the mixing bowl itself has flat corners around its base to allow it to be tilted during the whisking process. @ priankasisodiya.com

most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen My newborn nephew. idea of complete happiness

Being healthy, living near your family and friends, and having money. makes you different I think I’m very normal – I don’t have a particular ‘charm’ that makes me different. I think I’m different for what I do and how I think about everyday things. scares you Disease. worth fighting for An idea you think is right. biggest inspiration Nature. world you imagine A world where you can do whatever you want without bias. words of wisdom If you really believe in what you do, success is guaranteed.

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Travelling has taken a delightfully curious turn with concepts like Airbnb allowing wanderers to experience a foreign city from a local’s point of view. In a similar vein, EatWith gives you the coveted opportunity to eat with the locals too. Bringing local hosts with a passion for cooking and entertaining together with travellers and other locals looking for an authentic and unusual kind of dining experience, EatWith works similarly to Airbnb. Hosts in different cities put up a time, date and basic menu for a dinner and you can pay for a place at the table. @ eatwith.com

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A CULINARY UNION FROM A GASTRONOMIC MASTER

Foodies the world over shed a collective tear when elBulli closed its doors, leaving their dream of securing a position at the table of what was once the world’s best restaurant painfully unfulfilled. And after altering the world’s cuisine trajectory with his beguiling feats of molecular gastronomy, the question was how would Ferran Adrià’s culinary genius now manifest itself? As is often the case when someone operates for so long in a complex space, Ferran chose to return to the simplicity of tradition. One of his latest forays is Pakta, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant in a working-class neighbourhood in Barcelona. Exploring the realm of Nikkei cuisine (which evolved from the Japanese who migrated to Peru in the early 19th century), Pakta serves pisco alongside sake, and tasting plates

of ají-spiced ceviche and nigiri, for an exploration of one of the world’s lesser-known gastronomic fusions. Equally as impressive is the fit-out by local architecture firm El Equipo Creativo, who combined the austere, clean lines and simple finishes inherent to Japanese design with the bright colours of Peru. The walls and ceiling of Pakta (meaning ‘union’ in the native Peruvian language of Quechua), resemble an enormous loom, similar to those used to craft the vibrant fabrics signature to Peru. Known for his knack for mining the talents of only the best chefs, Ferran again enlisted the help of his brother Albert (a longtime sidekick at elBulli), as well as Kyoko Ii and Jorge Muñoz who are the custodians of the Japanese and Peruvian dishes respectively.

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A DREAM-LIKE INSIGHT INTO A PHOT0GRAPHER’S WORLD

Each point of a lens and click of a shutter presses pause on a moment in time. Whether it’s a first step, a majestic view that enchants the soul or the dazzling smile of a loved one, these images capture the little stories of each day. And even if you are one to shy away from the camera, it’s likely that you are always grateful for the photographs in your possession that remind you of moments from long ago. Self-taught photographer Li Hui creates raw and intimate portraits that, when viewed together, offer a glimpse into Li’s personal world and the people and things she cares for. Only using silver 35-mm film, Li preserves simple moments of beauty, with each photograph emanating a quietness that is both relaxing and powerful. Li credits keeping a childish heart and a wild and mysterious mindset as the driving force behind each of her

mystical snapshots. A sincerity in the images is brought about by the trust between photographer and model – the model’s face is never shown so that the image can speak directly to the viewer, holding up a mirror and tapping into common feelings, secrets, memories and dreams. Picking up a camera for the first time in 2008, Li began focusing on photography seriously the following year while on a trip to Berlin. What started as a task for keeping busy has translated into a medium for self-expression, using double exposures, light leaks and dreamy depth of field to project a surreal look into an intimate habitat. She approaches each photograph by imagining what things could look like and, as her images aren’t edited, she must carefully construct each shot before pressing the shutter and searing her dreams onto film.

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What is your profession? I am a retail butcher and maker of smallgoods. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? An apprenticeship. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? The key skills are to never stop learning and the

What is your profession? Director of Buchi Kombucha. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? I have a PhD and postdoctoral qualifications in nutrition

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responsibilities are to always do your best. You have to be flexible and able to change direction. How did you get involved in your profession? I was trained overseas in Denmark. After my apprenticeship, I worked in Sweden, Iceland and Japan, before coming to Australia in 1996. I have gathered information about smallgoods over the last 25 years. Could you break in to the industry in other ways? Yes, but only if you have lots of money – then you can have other people do all the work for you. What do you hope to achieve within your industry?

Leave a mark and start a trend to do the right thing, rather than cutting corners. I’d like to bring back the old-fashioned style of making smallgoods, without fillers, colours and preservatives. Smallgoods should be only meat, spices and maybe natural smoke. Are you in the industry for the long term? After 25 years, I have to say yes to that. What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Don’t do it for the money – you have got to have the passion. Be ready to work hard and for long hours. Did you always think you would be in this role? It has always been my dream, so it was an easy choice when I got the chance. What was your first paid job? Cleaning in a bakery after school. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d be a kung fu instructor. What inspires you? Positive feedback, creating new products, and helping other people to create good, tasty food. Who is your rolemodel? Jamie Oliver. He tries to change the way we eat, and he advocates more home cooking, less junk food and the use of fresh ingredients. He also cares about animal welfare and the products we eat, and he makes it fun for kids to get involved with cooking. What are your words of wisdom? Always do your best. If you don’t give 100%, you waste your time.

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and public-health policy. It’s not that you need these to pioneer a kombucha probiotic enterprise, but the scientific grounding in nutrition helps. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? I create scaffolding for the purest kombucha (fermented probiotic tea) by researching all about our microbial friends and creating a healthy space for them transform their food sources into delicious life-giving kombucha. How did you get involved in your profession? I was once a researcher and, when I felt like I had researched enough, it was a natural progression to start creating health solutions for people. Could you break in to the industry in other ways? The world always needs green entrepreneurs and there are plenty of opportunities, particularly in the health, wellness and organics industries. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? Continue advancing gut health via kombucha, fermenting workshops and general nutrition awareness. Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes, I’m involved in creating an industry that is effective, yet walks lightly on the earth as other creatures do. What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Trust your intuition. Did you always think you would be in this role? Health and nutrition are part of my soul – they are what I have always done and always will do. What was your first paid job? Picking and packing apples and cherries. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d be writing my second book much faster than I currently am. What inspires you? The thought of reducing my life to a sturdy self-sufficient home built out of tyres and nestled amongst trees and mountains seems basic, uncomplicated and completely alluring. Who is your rolemodel? Alf Orpen of Organic Farm Share, which connects hundreds of families to the land in which their food is grown, minimising the distance their food travels. What are your words of wisdom? If you want to plan for a year, plant vegetables. If you want to plan for three years, plant fruit. If you want to plan for a generation, plant nuts.

If you don’t give 100%, you waste your time.” –– FLEMMING JAKOBSEN

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GOURMET // VOTE The annual map magazine and The Weekend Edition EAT/drink Awards, presented with the help of our friends at Burleigh Brewing Co., delve into Brisbane’s culinary culture to determine locals’ favourite places to eat and play. And with so many bars, cafes and restaurants opening this year, we are preparing to host our largest epicurean poll to date. Nominations for the 2013/14 awards are open until October 11 and voting commences on October 14. To nominate your favourite place, tweet us (@_map_magazine_) or leave a comment on our Facebook page. @ mapmagazine.com.au

URBAN // BEEKEEPING If your parents let you watch cartoons as a child, it’s likely that you have memories of your favourite character desperately trying to escape the pursuit of a swarm of fiery bees. Far from being a factual representation of the humble honey bee, these depictions have created an image of bees that conservationists are trying to quash. Part of a growing number of local urban beekeepers championing the work of bees, the apiarists at Downtown Honey Co. install beehives around the city to aid the pollination of local flora and reduce the impact of urbanisation on bee populations. @ downtownhoneyco.com.au

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LATIN // FLAVOURS From the pupusas of El Salvador to the gorditas of Mexico and the empanadas found across South America, the street food of Latin America is known for its vibrancy. Whether you’d like to rehash fond memories of food savoured during an overseas jaunt, or want to try Latin fare for the first time, you’ll find 25 stalls offering authentic street food at The Latin Street Food Markets. Popping up in the carpark of The Jubilee Hotel on the last Sunday of each month, the markets are a gathering of the Latin community, with local home cooks and businesses offering traditional foods. The next market will be held on October 27.

Speak to anyone who has tasted fresh milk and they’ll likely crack a warm smile as they recall memories of scraping a layer of cream from the top of the bottle. In the tradition of providing the fresh milk once delivered to doorsteps by milkmen, the dairy farmers of Scenic Rim 4Real Milk have stripped milk production back to basics. The milk is minimally processed and only sold to retailers within a two-hour drive from the farm, allowing milk to be on the shelf within a few days of milking. Opt for the unhomogenised variety to try fresh milk topped with cream. @ scenicrim4realmilk.com.au

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To visit the park at Kangaroo Point Cliffs at dusk – the view is beautiful.

I’ve lived in New Farm for nearly 20 years now and the area has a great local cafe scene. I particularly like eating at Fusion 54. what

About a cafe in Fortitude Valley called Bellissimo Coffee – the coffee is great. what gourmet item has caught your eye recently? The delicious duck pancakes at Chow House on James Street. what is

Not to swim in the Brisbane River.

stimulating you at the moment?

Seeing a lot of my friends do really well in different areas of music, charity and business. what issue

what gourmet item has caught your eye recently? I am from Peru

and our cuisine is amazing. I use a lot of chilli, lime, coriander and spices in my cooking. what is stimulating you at the moment? I’m about to start a business importing superfoods from the Amazon. what issue needs immediate public attention? There’s lots of litter in public spaces despite the fact there are lots of bins around.

gourmet item has caught your eye recently? I cook a lot with lamb.

It has a flavour that I really enjoy and it can be used in a range of ways. what is stimulating you at the moment? Politics. I have always been very interested and involved in politics. what issue needs immediate public attention? I think that education needs more attention. I would like to see better-qualified and higher-paid teachers in schools.

I am really looking forward to a holiday I am planning to the east coast of the USA. what issue needs immediate public attention?

what gourmet item has caught your eye recently? Pinenuts. They

are great in salad, especially coming into the warmer months. what is stimulating you at the moment?

needs immediate public attention?

Racial intolerance against immigrants. Racism should be ancient history.

Mandela, for the great man that he is.

Gay marriage. It’s an issue that has dragged on and I think everyone should have the same rights. what are your spiritual beliefs? I have faith, but I am not a religious person. I believe that things always happen for a reason. who is inspiring you and why? One of my friends who recently lost her dad and is taking over the family business.

Charles Thomas from The Medics, who is an anti-bullying campaigner and was a state finalist in the Young Australian of the Year awards this year.

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MARTIN RICHARDS A true appreciation of speciality coffee requires a combination of factors, from the bean origin and quality, to the precision of the roasting process. Martin Richards, the 41-year-old co-founder of Blackstar Coffee Roasters, also places emphasis on another important element – humanity. Through his six-year-old coffee roastery and cafe on Thomas Street in West End, Martin not only seeks to improve the lives of coffee farmers in places such as Indonesia and the Horn of Africa by supporting their co-ops, but he also hopes to provide a new chance at life for the locally disenfranchised.

Martin Richards’ only reference to coffee as a child growing up in suburban Melbourne in the seventies and eighties was the instant variety. Even into his twenties, his relationship with coffee remained only cursory, until a trip to visit Peoples Coffee – his friend Matthew Lamason’s boutique roastery in Wellington, New Zealand. “I tasted the coffee there and was immediately in shock,” he recalls. “I couldn’t believe the flavours they were getting out of the beans and how different it was to the coffee I was drinking, which was milky flat whites with a bit of sugar to dull the bitter flavour. They were getting this strong but really sweet flavour with a lot of body that didn’t need sugar.” Intending to spend only two weeks at Matthew’s roastery to do some training, Martin ended up temporarily taking on the role of roast master. Spending the next two months building his craft as a roaster, he immersed himself in the art, pulling 14-hour roasting sessions up to seven days a week. Inspired, he soon let his entrepreneurial spirit take hold and decided to embark on his own coffee journey in Brisbane. “It seemed to me that even though coffee was such a big industry in Brisbane, there wasn’t that same flavour that I’d tasted in Wellington,” he says. “It was quite a surprise to me that there was a big missing element here in terms of experience, so if I could just emulate that flavour and bring it to Brisbane,

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I felt there would be a market for it.” His idea took the form of Blackstar Coffee Roasters, which Martin and his then-wife turned into bricks and mortar in a small locale on Thomas Street in West End. Their roasting efforts began in July 2007 with a fully restored 50-yearold roasting machine they had sourced from Europe. Working off the memory of the flavour he had come to know so well in Wellington, Martin began roasting his own signature beans. In the six years since, Blackstar has endeared itself to the coffee cognoscenti of Brisbane, through its passion for crafting exquisite specialty coffee, as well as its dedication to supporting coffee co-ops around the world. This human element is a source of particular pride for Martin, whose background in community development prior to Blackstar fuelled his desire to give a hand-up to those in need of it. And it extends not only to the farmers who grow Blackstar’s beans, but also to the staff who pull the coffee in the cafe. “We really try to include people from diverse backgrounds in our work mix,” he says. “We’ve had people from refugee backgrounds work with us and people who have been long-term unemployed, and other types of people who might not normally be included in a workplace. One girl was coming off drugs and was living on the street but she had a background in making coffee, so we

were able to support her and help her get back on her feet.” Martin is particularly energised by seeing these people who have been given a chance really prove themselves and step up to the challenge. “Some of the crew who started with us when they were 16 could barely engage comfortably with other staff, let alone customers. Now they are 19 and are pretty much the life of the party and are making great coffees and loving it. I love seeing that happen, the kind of process of transformation.” As for the coffee itself, Blackstar sources its beans from the world’s most outstanding growing regions, selecting co-ops that produce consistently highgrade coffee. Determining the quality of the high-altitude-grown Arabica green beans by ‘cupping’ each origin, Martin and his crew strive for a flavour that mirrors the smell of freshly ground coffee. One of the challenges of being so particular about the roasting and extraction process, Martin says, is maintaining a flexibility and open mind to try new things. “We’ve tried to balance what we think is important from a values perspective with remaining open-minded and not burying our heads in the ground and thinking there’s only one way to do something,” he explains. “With coffee, it’s very easy to think there’s a right way to make it and a right way to buy it. But if you remain too closed in your thinking, you don’t grow and learn, so it’s about

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always questioning and trying to remain open and improve things.” When Blackstar began, it explicitly roasted fairtrade beans, but Martin and his team soon shifted their perspective. “We realised what we really liked about fairtrade was working with co-ops. We like the idea of being independent and not being subservient to a particular certification system, so that we can explore and grow as our thoughts on the matter change. So for now, we are investing in the support of co-ops and helping them where we can by buying consistently from them.” Being able to combine his passion for coffee with his affinity for community development is where Martin finds his inspiration. “Beauty and integrity inspire me, both when I think about people and of the finer things. When I see people treating each other well, or treating others with compassion, and bringing their best energy and character to the table, that inspires me a lot. And when I see people growing and learning, that’s a beautiful thing. But then I also love the beauty in handcrafted things that have integrity and that people have thought about. Coffee is like that for me. When I see it or

taste it, I’m compelled to want to understand it and pursue it.” With a new “city expression” of Blackstar opening up on Roma Street in October to share its coffee with the CBD crowd, Martin’s dream now is to keep doing what he is doing, growing it and loving it. Peace for him, he says, is multidimensional. “It could be really enjoying the latest Ethiopian coffee we’re drinking in pour-over with my roaster Jade. But then it could be a conversation with someone about co-op coffee and how there was never any co-op coffee being roasted in Brisbane and now there’s quite a lot. Or it could be when I’m just sitting with my kids in the afternoon after school knowing that a lot of dads can’t be with their kids for those moments because they’re tied into jobs. I feel peace with the fact that I’ve been able to create a context where I can be a dad who’s present and has time for them.” And no doubt his kids will also benefit from their dad’s sage take on living life well. “Know yourself and know your boundaries. Learn from your life experiences and expand your sense of self and understanding,” he says. “And always do it from a place of humility and passion.”

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REFINED // CHARACTER It’s not easy being a man, particularly when tasked with the responsibility of making yourself look sharp every day. Dutch fashion collective GoodPeople celebrates both the joys and trials of being a gent by blending refined quality with deliberate imperfection. The dapper line of garments includes fitted shirts, hand-finished knits, tailored blazers and chinos, and all the necessary trimmings like scarves and ties. Focusing on offbeat yet functional designs, vibrant detailing and contrasting schemes, GoodPeople makes garments to emphasise a man’s character. @ thegoodpeople.nl

CHEERFUL // LOAFERS In a world when fashion often comes at the sacrifice of comfort, loafers seem almost as if they should be outlawed due to the fact that they’re so comfortable you could wear them with your pyjamas. But instead we rejoice, as this season’s loafer redux means that at least one part of our body won’t be suffering in the name of style. Particularly pretty specimens in the realm of loafers are those by French brand, Chatelles. Cheerful, glamorous and – above all – a delight to slip your feet into, the Chatelles loafers come in various hues, including this raspberry and gilded-leather number named Horace. @ mychatelles.com

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INSPIRED // CRAFT Brooklynites Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer spent a glorious summer digging through library-book sales in search of hefty tomes that held the secrets to 1970s arts and crafts, textiles, ancient cave paintings and geology. Armed with their literary treasures, they used the information as inspiration for their accessories brand, Cold Picnic. Their collection entitled Indian Craft Hour Summer embraces the Native American carvings, cave paintings and African textiles that influenced design during the 1970s, as illustrated by the label’s fascinating Braided Brass Bangle. @ coldpicnic.com 24 map magazine

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PIP AND TOM HAY Tom Hay hasn’t eaten a scone in eight years. But who doesn’t love a humble scone, you might wonder? Try eating nothing but scones and pumpkin soup for weeks on end and you might begin to understand. That was the steady diet that Tom and his wife Pip subsisted on in their early days of starting The Farm Cafe at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Melbourne. Nowadays they’re eating much better fare – and so are the hundreds of punters who flock to the cafe each week to enjoy its fresh, locally sourced and handmade food surrounded by a soothing farm landscape by the Yarra.

A creative soul and an ideas man met at a Melbourne pub and their attraction was obvious. The adventure that lay ahead for the young couple, however, was yet to be revealed. Tom, who was studying marketing at the time, had heard through some friends who worked at the Collingwood Children’s Farm that it was going broke. Excited to putting his marketing skills into practice, he volunteered to help them find a way to make more money to stay afloat. Conducting a survey, he discovered that caffeine-fuelled Melburnians would be more likely to visit the farm if it served a decent cup of coffee. So in 2005, he and Pip started volunteering at the farmers markets at the farm, selling coffee and scones out of the boot of their car. But the lack of income soon began to wear thin. “We had no money and we were barely eating anything other than scones,” Tom says of why these days he can barely even look at a scone. They begged the farm to pay them so that they could at least earn some money from their fundraising efforts. “They didn’t want to run a cafe, so they said no, but they said we could rent the building and have a go at starting a cafe ourselves,” Tom says. He was instantly keen, but Pip – who was still trying to finish her master’s – needed some convincing. Helping Tom’s cause was the fact that Pip had grown up in farming country in rural Victoria and

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had always dreamed of running her own cafe. “I’m incredibly optimistic,” Tom explains. “And I usually take action before I’ve thought about things too much. So I convinced Pip to give it six weeks and I even made her sign a contract. She had saved $10,000 while she was at uni and – after only knowing me for around six months – she gave it all to me to basically get a bobcat in and make the cafe grounds. Her parents probably thought she was a little bit crazy!” The six weeks skated by and by then Pip was hooked. “We’d be excited that we made 600 bucks because we could buy a fridge on eBay,” Pip laughs. “We were just so incredibly naïve and we loved it,” Tom adds. “We didn’t really think more than a few weeks ahead. We only had one kind of coffee, served in an IKEA mug, and we didn’t even really know how to make it. The scones were actually good, but it was all pretty rough and ready. The great thing about being in Melbourne was that people would come to the cafe and see that it was so obviously different from anything else and they’d come back the next week with ten of their friends.” Intrigued by the bucolic surroundings of the cafe, people started to flock to the locale, where you can enjoy a breakfast of goat’s toast with beetroot relish, or a ploughman’s lunch, overlooking the farm in the company of nearby lambs and chickens. “You can see the cow walking past on the way to getting milked twice

a day,” Pip explains. “We used to have a problem with the goats who would often charge through the cafe or they’d break out overnight and we’d get there in the morning and they’d all be standing on the tables!” The pair were so enamoured by the farm that they decided to get married in the paddock next to the cafe in 2007. But the natural setting also means that the cafe is at the mercy of the seasons, meaning a rainy day is virtually a writeoff. The costs of running a business, particularly in a market that demands premium organic produce, can also be challenging, and Tom still works on other projects on the side to keep the income steady. The trials have all been worth it, he says, but that’s not to say he didn’t consider giving up. “There was a time when, every three months or so, I would go into a pit of despair about the cafe having no hope. But Pip is the most determined person I’ve ever met and she wouldn’t let me quit – I’d be begging her! I’m glad now that she didn’t.” The ability to feel that fear and still keep going is what Tom now considers to be a sign of success. “Being able to suppress the fear of stuff not working out is something we’re quite practised at,” he says. “And now I think we’re quite immune to the fear of trying new things. But the best thing that the cafe has given us is the feeling that now we can just

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make up stuff and go for it.” “I’m proud of the evolution of the cafe and the fact that we did it by ourselves with the community’s support,” Pip adds. “And I think another sign of its success is that the staff want to work there and they’re telling their friends to come and work there.” After operating under a marquee for six years, they finally renovated last year to include a sheltered fit-out that still maintains a sense of being surrounded by the farm, as well as building a larger kitchen. Another growing aspect of the cafe is Tom’s pet project, a vintage blue Datsun ute that acts as The Farm Cafe’s catering vehicle. Comprising rustic country-style spreads, The Farm Cafe’s simple fare can now also be enjoyed at weddings and other events (thankfully, the farm animals don’t come along for the ride). The confessed foodie in the partnership, Pip finds much of her inspiration online in places like Instagram and Pinterest. “All of the people I follow, whether they’re small or big, are doing amazing things with food,” she says. “That’s a huge part of my inspiration. I love good food and I’m really passionate about healthy food. And I love going to

farmers markets – particularly the farmers markets at the Children’s Farm – and seeing people who are so passionate about things like rhubarb. I’ve started finding peace in the garden myself.” The ideas man, Tom says he finds it difficult to find peace because his mind is always ticking away on a new concept or business plan. “I just like exploring ideas. I love the way business is a really interesting balance between different people’s needs. And if you get the balance right – whether it’s a cafe or a big company – it can be an amazing thing where everybody thinks they are getting a good deal. The best thing about the world at the moment is that inspiration comes from everywhere.” The duo passionately believes in the law of reciprocity and that what you put into the world is what you’ll get back. “We practise that quite religiously as a deeply held personal belief,” Tom says. “And it’s amazing how it works in so many different ways.” Pip adds that it’s also important to follow your heart. “If you do that, the rest will work itself out,” she says. “I think that’s what we’ve done.”

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A slow-paced weekend can be a powerful pick-meup and, when teamed with nourishing foods and a refreshing ale, you’re bound to feel recharged come Sunday afternoon. Following a sleep-in, those in New Farm can take a leisurely stroll to Pablo, where seasonal breakfasts made from local and organic produce are served until 2:30 pm. Come lunchtime, you can feast from the new springsummer menu and – with the cafe’s new liquor licence – also enjoy an ale, a cider, or a crisp glass of wine on the side. Now open Mondays, the locale also offers Genovese coffee, fresh juices, smoothies and homemade cakes.

No matter your design influences, when it comes to executing your home-decorating or renovation plans, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by ideas and lose sight of your original dream. Enlisting the help of a design-savvy professional, however, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your own unique style. Instead, you’ll be able to work with someone who can provide you with the tips you need to execute your vision. Whether you’re dreaming of a chic island-lux look, a pure mid-century style or your own ethnic-infused melange, Sterling Interior Design has a team of designers who can help you create your dream look, without compromising your budget.

Enjoying cool breezes by the waterfront is one of life’s simple pleasures and while enjoying a delicious meal at Eves on the River, you’ll be treated to uninterrupted river views. The setting makes the restaurant an idyllic spot to host elegant events and weddings, as well as corporate functions. Open six days a week, Eves on the River offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and tapas plates, all of which are part of the unique dining experience that Stephen Holmes and his attentive team have developed over the past 12 years. The restaurant is currently taking bookings for Melbourne Cup and Christmas functions.

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Fostering a culture of passion and the generous hospitality Italians are famous for, Brisbane’s oldest Italian deli is filled to the brim with delicacies. Since 1977, New Farm Deli & Cafe has proudly offered its selection of cheeses, meats and appetising foodstuffs to local food fanatics. Owners Vince and Maria, together with their food-loving team, help customers find unique deli lines and cooking supplies. The team also serves up coffee, breakfast, pasta, and freshly baked rolls and treats in the deli’s cafe. With Christmas approaching, the staff is preparing to create hampers, gourmet gifts, turkeys, baked hams and catering platters.

It’s the little touches that make a cafe your favourite coffee spot. Extra chocolate chips in your muffin, perfectly poached eggs, or fresh flowers on the counter all contribute to your most satisfying cafe experiences. At Sip Cafe, it is the freckle served with each cup of coffee, the homestyle breakfasts and the welcoming smiles that make it a favourite milieu for locals. You can tempt your tastebuds with an array of ciabattas, frittatas and salads, enjoy the breeze on the balcony and chat to fellow coffee lovers in the buzzing woolstore space. The new kitchen will also allow the team to offer new menu items and fresh juices in time for summer.

For a skilled artist, a creative occupation can nurture an impassioned lifestyle. Within the London Woolstores, the hairdressers of Revolution Hairdressing have a passion for their craft, with each stylist employing technical finesse to create the strong, technical looks of this season. Through detailed consultation, the team creates fashionsavvy results to suit the look of each client and the service extends to Monday appointments. Owners Sandra and Andre work at the forefront of the fashion industry, with Sandra recently returning from working on runway looks for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week with Kevin Murphy.

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AU CIRQUE cosy The hum of chatter, the aroma of perfectly brewed coffee, and the welcoming nature of Au Cirque’s team has drawn diners to feast on nourishing fare from the New Farm locale’s menu for many years. With its new evening opening hours, the space is becoming a popular spot after dark, where locals can sample delicious drops and seasonal fare. Whether you’re celebrating a significant occasion or the end of a working week, the season for cocktails, leisurely brunches and social gatherings is upon us. The cosy dining space at Au Cirque provides an ambient setting for friends to enjoy fresh-juice cocktails, such as the blood orange breakfast martini, or to host an intimate function upstairs. Groups can gather at Au Cirque from breakfast to dinner time, and catch up over shared plates or one of the seasonal blackboard specials. On Thursday and Friday evenings, the space embraces a bustling atmosphere lit by candlelight and filled with

the scent of fresh, flavoursome plates of food. With an emphasis on wholesome dishes created from scratch, Au Cirque’s rustic offerings are best complemented by a drop from the locale’s ever-changing wine list, or by a Genovese coffee. With the option of picking at cheese plates, or tucking into something more hearty, evenings at Au Cirque exemplify relaxed dining. Mornings at Au Cirque present diners with the challenging task of choosing from its extensive breakfast and brunch menu, and afternoons pose the difficult question regarding which of the cafe’s decadent cakes you would most like to devour.

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Daydreams of an Italian summer elicit thoughts of cold wine flowing from carafes, tasty pastas fragrant with garlic, basil and tomato, and rolling conversation with close amici. A popular gathering place, dell’Ugo South Bank was established in 2004 and is currently serving its new summer menu, featuring its signature modern-Italian fare alongside a selection of delectable drops. For those seeking something more casual, dell’Ugo South Bank has recently opened its new trattoria space on Grey Street, where rustic Italian street food is offered from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm each day in a relaxed European-inspired setting.

The hospitality industry isn’t always associated with promoting environmental sustainability and making healthy choices, but Australia’s first fully licensed organic restaurant Mondo Organics is changing this culture. The restaurant encourages its diners to adopt eating habits that are not only good for the environment, but also for their health and wellbeing. Its modern-European menu demonstrates the Mondo Organics team’s passion for organic produce, with all dishes made using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Those planning an event, corporate function, or even a wedding, can choose from a selection of delectable catering options that includes canapes, light meals, platters, sweets, eco

lunches and organic beverages. To accompany the restaurant’s extensive dining selections, there’s an award-winning organic wine menu featuring drops sourced from vineyards that employ biodynamic and organic practices. Wine options include varieties from Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Spain. With the festive season coming, those seeking gifts for health-conscious foodies can pick up a voucher from Mondo Organics, offering your recipient the choice between partaking in an organic cooking class or dining in the contemporary restaurant. You can now make bookings to enjoy corporate or private Christmas functions at the popular locale as well.

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Passion and knowledge are fundamental virtues of successful fishermen, and avid angler and chef Richard Webb of Swampdog has a surfeit of each. With the launch of betterfish.com.au, Richard has begun sharing his astute understanding of sustainable fishing practices and how best to obtain the freshest local fish. At his fish and chippery Swampdog, guests are not only treated to delectable seafood dishes, but also to conversation about the freshly caught feasts on their plates. Regulars have faith in Richard’s recommendations, and anticipate meals based on the day’s catch, served alongside salty chips and fresh salads.

Coffee lovers who prefer a more refreshing beverage during the warmer months will find a chilled alternative at The Roastery Cafe, where a supply of Artisan Cold Brew coffees awaits. From a converted warehouse space that opens up to a newly decked courtyard area, the cafe’s team serves up its cold Ethiopian-bean brews. The range of chilled Artisan Cold Brews is available in four blends, including a fairtrade blend sweetened with organic sugar and a soy-based variety. Locals can now take a seat and relax on the cafe’s deck with a cold brew in hand, while grazing on seasonal menu offerings.

Ralph Waldo Emerson mused that the earth laughs in flowers, and the joy gained from receiving a bunch seems to support his suggestion. From 6:30 am to 6:00 pm each weekday, and from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays, the cheerful family team at The Little Flower Company assembles fresh flower bunches and floral arrangements ready to be gifted. You can pick up your blooms from the company’s charming workshop, order a bunch online, or have them delivered to your lucky recipient. The company also offers a range of gourmet hampers, potted plants and unique giftware. Mention this piece to receive 10% off your next purchase.

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EVE HEALTH specialist When it comes to matters of female health, choosing a specialist you can trust and feel comfortable with is an important part of your care. To ensure your specialist is not only using the latest technology, but also providing the best of care, consider taking the time to find the best specialist to fit your personal needs. Brisbane’s evolving female health industry now has a growing number of local professionals to choose from, including those at a new purpose-built women’s health precinct in Spring Hill. The clinic affords convenience to those seeking advanced women’s health facilities in a central location. Together with its second location in South Bank, Eve Health in Spring Hill delivers a peaceful, modern environment where women can visit this highly skilled and friendly team. Founded in 2007, Eve Health now offers the choice of 11 expert practitioners who provide positive clinical

outcomes to women of all ages, and ensures a relaxed experience. The team at Eve Health is committed to providing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to women’s health that is founded on knowledge, research and expertise in clinical management. Eve Health offers women access to some of the state’s leading gynaecologists and obstetricians, as well as Brisbane’s most successful fertility clinic, Queensland Fertility Group. A comprehensive range of services is available to women requiring gynaecological, reproductive health and pregnancy related care.

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LUZ wholesome It’s not often that a product touted for its health benefits is known with equal merit for its deliciousness. And yet, on a rare occasion, something that is rich in nutrients will pass your lips and a surprisingly decadent taste will meet your tastebuds. Experiences such as these treat not only your body, but also your palate to a sensation of natural bliss. Fortuitously, the cold-pressed goodness contained in each bottle of Luz Almond Milk is made from 100% pesticide-free Australian almonds, with not a trace of preservatives or additives in sight. Currently available in the creamy Original variety as well as a deliciously sweet Dates flavour – made using sulfite-free dates – Luz Almond Milk is gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and sugarfree, making it an ideal sip for the lactose intolerant. Abounding with the same heart-healthy fats that are found in olive oil, Luz Almond Milk is free from both saturated fats and cholesterol. This means that while

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GROW CONSULTING GROUP valuable The significant moments in life, such as purchasing your first investment property, should be an exciting time and celebrated accordingly. Taking the hassle out of making big purchases and managing your property and finances can help put the excitement back into making momentous life choices. Recognising wise investment opportunities and purchasing a property can feel like a perplexing undertaking for those with only a basic understanding of economic principles. If you’re seeking guidance with your finances, your wisest move may be to enlist the help of savvy professionals. Grow Consulting Group is a progressive property company that guides you through the process of buying, financing and managing property. Taking care of the smaller details and walking you through the processes – from finding a perfect home or investment property, to arranging finances, completing contracts, and even

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SISCO impassioned While some siblings experience lifelong rivalry, others work well together, balancing one another’s strengths. Sisters Kelly Goey and Vicki Dubois are a model example of siblings who make a harmonious team, having successfully run their Spring Hill cafe Sisco together for seven years, and a stall at the West End markets for two years beforehand. Following individual stints overseas that fuelled their shared love of inspired food, Kelly and Vicki returned to Brisbane to chase their dreams. Since then, the sisters have each juggled the demands of motherhood while managing their cafe, which has become a muchloved dining spot in Spring Hill over the past seven years. Always experimenting in the kitchen, Vicki is the gastronome of the duo, while Kelly stakes her place as the cafe’s chief sweet tooth, challenging herself to create some decadent new treats that are free from refined sugars and gluten. Offering their breakfast, lunch and catering

services, the pair and their team of welcoming staff work to create a warm and ambient atmosphere that is delivered alongside alluring menu selections in the cafe. Vicki has recently developed a tempting new catering menu, from which party hosts can make selections and collect from the cafe. There’s also the option to have an assortment of delicious fare served at home or at an elected function venue. With Christmas coming up, those planning a festive event can now reserve the fully licensed contemporary cafe space at Sisco for night-time functions as well as intimate celebrations.

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Not a lot of due is given to side tables when it comes to the hierarchy of furniture. They simply sit dutifully at the end of a couch or as the obedient sidekick of an armchair, enduring the weight of books, magazines and the odd cup mark. Making the side table the centrepiece, the Plug Table by Savage Works is an elegant specimen featuring a double-braid nylon loop handle, and is available in hardwood maple as well as two other colours.

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Much the same as a baker’s arms are often seared with scars from close encounters with scorching ovens, the rustic surrounds of Woolloongabba’s newest cafe are etched with markings of the building’s history. Before three local foodies transformed the space into a cafe, the locale was an abandoned driveway that, in a past life, serviced an old ice factory that once dominated the landscape of Logan Road. To create the cafe, new walls were added to the existing exposed-brick heritage-listed edifice and a crumbling slab of concrete was repaired and polished to create the floor. New elements of metal, mesh and vintage-style wallpaper integrate seamlessly with heritage elements,

illuminated by large windows at the front of the cafe that allow visitors to partake in a spot of people-watching. Inside, a green-tiled bar winds around the space, topped with a coffee machine, baskets of flaky pastries and cabinets of the day’s menu offerings. But peek beyond the delicious-looking morsels that will trigger your hunger and you’ll notice a glass door, through which you can watch resident bakers and chefs scurry about the kitchen. The chefs place a strong emphasis on the use of ancient grains such as millet, quinoa and amaranth in their cooking, and jars of these are scattered about the place, bearing labels that explain the history and nutritional properties of each grain.

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Your stubbie breathes a sigh of relief as you twist its top off, and glasses clink as they are risen amidst a jovial singsong of cheers. For those who profess to a love for beer, these sounds are a soothing familiarity, cherished just as much as the first sip of a crisp lager. While you raise your glass in the bar at Brews Brothers Microbrewery, you can watch on as avid beer savants brew and bottle their own beer and cider in the adjoining microbrewery. On brewing days, the air fills with the sweet scent of hops simmering, thickening as large kettles are opened and billows of steam escape into the warehouse-style space. As well as being the site where Brews Brothers’ own signature drops are created, the 42 map magazine

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microbrewery is also a place where locals can visit to craft their own batches of beer under the guidance of resident brewers. After a batch has boiled, it is left to ferment in large cool rooms alongside a contingent of beer barrels sitting in orderly lines, quietly biding their time. And once the amber elixir is ready to be bottled, plastic orange trees stacked with recycled bottles are wheeled to the bottling area by the bar, where the final step in the process begins. Once finished, many of the brews don’t make it past the resident bar, where bottles of craft beer are sipped and games of pinball are played in unpolished surrounds of graffiti, mismatched furniture and unsteady piles of beer tomes about to topple over.

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RICHARD CURTIS

There’s a difference between acknowledging that life is a precious gift and making a conscious effort to relish each moment. Through the warm timbre of his voice and generous laughter that fills a room, filmmaker Richard Curtis emerges in conversation as a man who has as much love for living as his romantic leads do for one another. The maestro of romantic comedy started out as a writer, but his passion led him to also take up directing when he made Love Actually. After finishing his latest film, About Time, through which he hopes to share his message to slow down and enjoy life, Richard is heeding his own advice and plans to step away from directing to focus on his family and writing.

I was born in New Zealand … and lived in the Philippines and Sweden before my parents and I settled in the UK when I was 11. When I was in the Philippines, my childhood dream was to become president of the United States. I went to an American school, I had an American accent and I had a short haircut. I remember being desperately disappointed when I learned that I couldn’t be president of the United States at all because I hadn’t been born there. After that, I just wanted to be a friend of The Beatles. I started writing films … because of Rowan Atkinson. I had tried to act at school and thought I was going to be a good actor, but then I got to university and no one was the slightest bit interested in my acting. So I started to write little bits of comedy and that’s when I bumped into Rowan. When I left university, I thought we’d give it a gamble together and then we got our first job working on the show, Not the Nine O’Clock News. I’m not sure whether I would have survived my first year or two in the wilderness if it hadn’t been for Rowan’s brilliance. When I wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral … I didn’t know or think really that I was writing a romantic comedy – I didn’t quite know what that genre was. I just know that when I was a young man, I loved the films of Woody Allen and I loved films like Gregory’s Girl and Breaking Away and Diner – comedies

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about awkward young men. I was a bit over-interested when writing the film because when I was young I fell in love hard and I fell in love easily. I remember being so in love with a girl called Tracey Thompson when I was seven that I could hardly speak at school. From experiences like that I found that comedies about boys who make fools of themselves appealed to my own experience. I was on holiday … when the first review for Four Weddings and a Funeral came in from America, and my girlfriend went and upgraded our room because she thought we could afford it now. It was all a delightful surprise, as we really hadn’t expected anything. We thought that it might make its money back or a little bit more, so it was a great shock that it seemed to ring bells even in Iceland. When I was a writer … I was there every day of the shoot, I was there every day of the casting and I would always be very involved in the editing. I’ve never done that thing of handing over a film and just keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best. I think, particularly in comedies, it’s good for the person who wrote it to be nearby. I started directing … because I think that it became tough for directors to have me looking over their shoulders all the time. I realised as I grew a bit older that, when I was young, I used to think that what I thought was right. Now I realise that what I think is just my opinion of

what is right. And so it’s better that, if I am going to make mistakes, I make my own mistakes rather than forcing somebody else to make them. Pop music … really is such a huge love of mine, which is why I made The Boat That Rocked. When I am writing, I write in the company of music. At the beginning of the day when I am meant to be writing cheerful things, I put on a lot of cheerful music. And if I am trying to reach a certain sort of romantic pitch, I’ll often put on music that is what I am dreaming of and striving for. I wrote about friends and laughter … when I was younger – Four Weddings and a Funeral is as much a movie about friends as it is about love. In About Time, I moved focus a little bit on to family and that’s a very important issue for me because I had a very happy childhood and now I am a dad of four, so I am really writing about what’s on my mind. I’ve also lost three members out of the six I had in my original family in the last five years, so it has been really good to look at the fact that the end of every romantic comedy is the start of a family film. I don’t think I had ever quite realised before that when you kiss and get married, what happens next is that you have kids, you start a family and that family takes care of your parents. I think it’s a film that catches up with where I am now emotionally. If About Time has a message … it is just to look around and think. I remember

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going to see a very traumatic and sad film and coming out of it and thinking that I’ve got to do something to make up for all the bad things in the world. So it would be nice to think that, just for a moment, the film would give people a feeling that they know how to be a bit happier. I decided that About Time would probably be the last film I direct … when Bill Nighy and I were walking along the beach while making the film. We were saying that maybe the next time we walk along the beach, we should just be on holiday together, instead of surrounded by 50 people with microphones and hairbrushes looking at their watches and saying we are running out of light. When I am thinking whether I want to spend the next two years worrying about a film, or if I should spend the next two years relishing my family and just being a writer and taking things a little bit easier, I think that the latter would be my choice. The inspiration I take from my family … is laughter. One of the things about families is that you do have a lot of jokes at each other’s expense and that’s fun. It was only when I reached the age of 25 that I realised that it was

slightly suspicious that my dad had always been just a little bit worse than me at table tennis. He was always just a little bit worse than me when I was seven and he was just a bit worse than me when I was 20 – so I think there’s a lot of fun and laughter in families. When my own boys fall in love for the first time … the advice I’d give them is to have confidence. That’s life’s great gift. If you can just give people confidence – remind them that they are amusing and that people like them, and not to change personality every time they talk to a pretty girl. Starting Red Nose Day … is my greatest achievement because it has gone on and it’s a bit like Easter or Christmas now in the United Kingdom. Once you have done charity work, it’s very hard to resist its charms. Last Red Nose Day in England, we made 100-million pounds and that’s more money than I could ever earn in my whole life. My dad … had a brilliant phrase that he used to say: ‘You can’t be happier than happy.’ So if you are in a good situation and you are enjoying yourself, then that is good enough and that’s probably the best there is.

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From adding salt to dark chocolate to experimenting with lavender in sweets, anyone with a penchant for baking will likely understand the science of sugar. At new dessert cafe The Confectory, those who are sweet of tooth can continue their saccharine experiments by building their own dessert. The signature dessert is called a Confect, which consists of a cupcake cut in half with the base crumbled. A scoop of Maleny Dairies gelato is added to the crumble, as well as a sweet sauce of your choice and finally a topping such as roasted nuts, before being crowned with the top of the cupcake. You can also visit for a scoop of gelato or a breakfast trifle.

When it comes to the art of making meatballs, few have mustered the courage to take on Italian nonnas at their own game. But when The Fox Hotel underwent its recent makeover, chef James Guldberg rose to the challenge. At the hotel’s resident eatery, The Meatball Company, James has presented his take on the Italian staple with a menu offering traditional beef meatballs slathered in smoky tomato sauce, as well as pork, chicken, duck, cod and vegetarian incarnations to share. The surrounds in which they are served are equally as playful – be sure to look up at the ceiling to admire artwork by local artist Adam Lester.

Enter Chester Street Bakery and Bar in the morning and you’ll be greeted by warm loaves of golden sourdough pulled fresh from a woodfired oven. Return later in the evening and you’ll discover that the sleepy bakery has transformed into a bustling restaurant and bar, where patrons gather to share food and mingle over a tipple. Set in a Newstead street still holding on to its industrial past, Chester Street Bakery and Bar marks its presence in the neighbourhood with a white picket fence and lights that illuminate beyond the locale come nightfall. On weekends, the theme of lazy dining continues and is encouraged by an all-day boozy brunch menu.

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A visit to the egg shelf in the supermarket can be confounding, as we struggle to understand the various marketing spins about the wellbeing of the hens who laid the eggs. Polish design student Maja Szczypek has devised a packaging concept that not only conveys a notion of well-treated hens, but also incorporates elements of sustainability. The Happy Eggs carton is made from hay using a heated press and is intended to resemble a chicken’s nest. The project was a finalist in the make me! competition for young designers. @ behance.net

The art of hosting a dinner party doesn’t just lie in cooking an unforgettable three-course meal. There’s also the seating arrangements, the choice of background music and the table settings. And there’s a certain knack to creating table settings that add a sense of occasion to the soiree. Ceramicist Glenn Tebble is the mind behind the crockery of some of Australia’s top restaurants, including Aria Sydney, Movida, The Prince and The Source Mona. His Nesting Bowls collection brings a soothing element of nature to the table. @ gthomewares.com.au

Cook It Raw unites avant-garde thinkers of the epicurean realm to explore social, cultural and environmental issues through food. First taking place in 2009 in Copenhagen, the premise behind Cook It Raw was to challenge high-profile chefs to think deeply about sustainability. Participants including René Redzepi (noma), David Chang (Momofuku) and Ben Shewry (Attica) have since gathered in farflung destinations to craft bespoke meals from the wilderness. Phaidon has captured the phenomenon in its book, Cook It Raw. @ phaidon.com

HEARTY // FARE It might be the culinary nightmare of glutenintolerant vegetarians but, for the rest of us, Bestie currywurst restaurant in Vancouver could just represent heaven. The 25-seat sausage and beer parlour works with urban farms to source wholefood ingredients and sustainably raised meat for its cuisine, inspired by German street food. The cosy interiors are the work of Scott and Scott Architects, who designed the space with the ethos of simplicity, using wood finishes and bench seating – as well as a hanging system in the kitchen for the locale’s collection of steins. @ bestie.ca

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 6)

PANCAR SALATASI (BEETROOT SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES)

6 artichoke hearts juice of 2 lemons 3 beetroot, scrubbed but not peeled 60 ml red wine vinegar 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 carrot 250 ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 vine-ripened tomato, diced (optional)

TO MAKE

Place the artichoke hearts in a large saucepan with half the lemon juice and plenty of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until the artichoke hearts are tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for ten minutes.

Meanwhile, place the beetroot in a separate saucepan with 250 ml water. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and leave to cool slightly. Rub or peel the skin off the beetroot, then roughly grate the flesh into a bowl. Stir the vinegar and garlic through. Set the mixture aside until the artichokes are ready. Grate the carrot and add to the beetroot with the remaining lemon juice and the olive oil. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Arrange the artichoke hearts on a plate. Fill them with the beetroot mixture, then top with some diced tomato if desired. Serve at room temperature. This salad can be made several hours ahead.

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STUART CHAPMAN FOUNDER, AUSTRALIA INDISPOSABLE CONCEPT

indisposableconcept.com –– Reviving the raw elements of photography, Indisposable Concept participants have a disposable camera and one week to capture the world around them in 24 frames. age 33. born Port Augusta, South Australia. performance that first made your world come alive

My mother giving birth to me would have been a spectacular performance and quite literally brought my world to life. gets you out of bed in the morning My dog Ruby flapping her head about, instructing me to let her outside as she is now ready to explore the new day. (Not that she sleeps inside.) last time you did something for the first time Today. most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen The kindness and support of strangers. idea of complete happiness Simplicity and freedom. tell me about passion It rhymes with

fashion. It has its up and downs and is found in the most peculiar places. It likes to hide sometimes, but is very rewarding when found. It’s hard to achieve things and create change and opportunity without it. scares you Working for the man for the rest of my life and conforming to the norm. It motivates more than it scares. worth fighting for The things you love and believe in. words of wisdom Expect nothing and accept everything. Make life that little bit easier by doing what you do and being who you are. Find your happy and do it every day, or at least when you can.

ART // FESTIVAL Author William Plomer believed that creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected – a view shared by a new generation of contemporary artists challenging the conventions of making and displaying art. Connecting art with the surrounds of Brisbane Airport, the Art with Altitude festival is returning for a second year. More than 20 artworks ranging from a giant trike to whimsical musical installations have been selected for the outdoor art festival, which will take place over four days from October 24–27 on the greens at Skygate. @ artwithaltitude.com.au

DESIGN // CHARISMA More than just a roof overhead, the home is a place where one can seek comfort and solace. It is also a place that inspires the design musings of Kevin McCloud. The British designer, writer and television presenter is set to appear in a premiere live event when he takes to the QPAC stage on October 30 for Grand Designs – An Evening with Kevin McCloud. Reflecting on the stories that have captivated him during his 14 years presenting Grand Designs, Kevin will share his passion for architecture and design, and his fascination for how we live in our homes. @ qpac.com.au

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OUTDOOR // CINEMA Whether it’s reading a book under a tree or savouring a meal in the sunshine, nature’s charms have the ability to enhance almost any occasion, even that of watching a film. Held in the Parklands at South Bank, the Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will spring up from October 20, marrying cinema with picnic rugs and balmy spring eves. This year’s line-up includes preview screenings, new releases, classics such as Beetlejuice and a Grease Sing-a-Long. Live music will play prior to each session and, rounding out the weekend on Sundays, Sundae Sessions will feature live music and delicious ice-cream. @ openaircinemas.com.au 50 map magazine

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For those not following their wanderlust as often as desired, foreign film offers escapism to the exotic shores our hearts yearn to visit. Celebrating the land of wine, sunshine and pasta, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival massages the nomadic mind with a selection of the best Italian cinema. Rome takes the spotlight in this year’s lineup, from opening-night film The Great Beauty through to closingnight number, Federico Fellini’s Roma. Held at Palace Barracks and Palace Centro cinemas, this beloved annual festival will run until October 22. @ italianfilmfestival.com.au

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New Orleans can have a bewitching effect on those who visit the city. When Massachusetts-born singersongwriter Ryan Montbleau travelled to the city to record his latest album, For Higher, with a group of local New Orleans musicians, he found himself unearthing an entirely new sound. His usual husky blend of folk, blues and Americana took on a new funkinfused personality during the two-day recording session that produced the album. Keep an ear out for a heartfelt cover of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Here But I’m Gone’ tucked in amongst Ryan’s infectious originals.

The cinematically uninformed might think that Tarantino’s Django iteration was the first western by that name. The original, however, was in fact a 1966 Italian western, featuring an iconic soundtrack by composer Luis Bacalov. Argentina-born, Luis made a name for himself composing the soundtracks to spaghetti westerns, before moving on to more respectable filmic genres and eventually winning an Oscar for scoring the film, Il Postino. Luis’ musical works have also featured in several Tarantino films, including a nod to where it all began in Django Unchained.

Expressing its penchant for storytelling through song, London-dwelling folk outfit Bear’s Den explores the peaks and troughs of love. Fittingly, the group’s debut EP, Agape, takes its moniker from one of the Greek words for love, and sonically exists somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons, with banjo plucking, guitar strumming and melancholic harmonies. While its sound is distinctly folkish, the bearded three-piece’s influences are sundry, ranging from David Crosby, Tom Waits and Neil Young, to Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Guns N’ Roses.

The world of Arab hip-hop is not one well known to Western ears. And while it might still adhere to a similar lyrical formula extolling the virtues of high-rolling hip-hop lifestyles, the genre is also an important form of political expression. Iraqi-Canadian artist Yassin Alsalman sees hiphop as a form of journalism, albeit a subjective one, and a means of commenting on society without being censored. Under the stage name The Narcicyst, Yassin (who also teaches at Montreal’s Concordia University) explores the experiences of Arabs in North America.

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The definitive book of Australian circus. It has more than 150 references and 260 images, with abundant periodicals listed, archives consulted, and personal reminiscences. In all, 175 years are covered, from Botany Bay early on with horse tricks and rope-riders, through the travelling illywhackers and mixed performances, and on to the extravaganzas of today. As the old-style family circus disappears, it is appropriate that Mark St Leon has recorded a history of those who have entertained us with their unusual skills and devotion to a unique lifestyle.

If you can’t translate this, you may be in language danger: ‘I’m blind as a welder’s dog.’ Hugh Lunn knows the answers. He’s a bloke who’s spent his life with words – you know, one of them journalist codgers. Always the right word for the job, and the right spelling, not like the young things comin’ out today and wantin’ piles of moolah before they’ll even start thinkin’. Tell you what, this book’ll slay ya. I’m glad he’s put it t’gether cos’ somehow Aussies are losing their way and becoming the 51st state. Gor’ stuth, what’s the world coming to?

Bill Granger here simplifies popular recipes to make them easier to create. From breakfast to dessert, the book features ten chapters covering a host of much-loved basics – porridge, scones, dips and fish cakes – as well as the more exotic gravlax, palak paneer, tiramisu and nasi goreng. These are his favourite feeds, chosen to be quick to source and even faster to prepare. Some have been spruced up a little for discerning palates, but all aim to satisfy even the most critical gourmand. His seven restaurants – four in Japan, two in Sydney and one in London – point to his success.

Barbecues are not just meat and onions – there are many ways they can be used to prepare enticing food, using almost anything we eat as our main meals. For the barbecue, here are 80 easy-to-cook recipes with a variety of unusual foodstuffs. Figs, salad, cauliflower and breads – flat, Afghani, olive and pockets – all add to the mix. There’s even damper, the staple of the Aussie swagman, to demonstrate your skills at a real basic level. For vegetarians who are partial to a barbecue, this book is worth checking out for a wealth of culinary inspiration.

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CRY BABY CRY JAN MANTON ART

When a musician covers a song by another artist, they bring new meaning to the music. And when the cover of the original song inspires a painting, the creative process moves into a realm unimagined by the original songwriter. When creating works for his exhibition Cry baby Cry, artist Jumaadi was listening to Janis Joplin’s famous cover of ‘Cry Baby’ by Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters, using the music to create a mood and setting for his works. Cry baby Cry is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Brisbane and features paintings, drawings and sculpture. For the exhibition, Jumaadi tells a love story dear to his heart across two metres of small canvas panels painted with watercolour. As you begin to explore the stretch of paintings, the tides of Jumaadi’s emotions are revealed. FROM OCTOBER 23 ABOVE: JUMAADI, LONELINESS WAS PART OF IT, 2012, IMAGE COURTESY OF JAN MANTON ART. TOP RIGHT: RICHARD NEUTRA, KAUFMANN HOUSE PALM SPRINGS, 1946, IMAGE COURTESY OF J. PAUL GETTY TRUST. BOTTOM RIGHT: MICHAEL MCWILLIAMS, BEEF AND REEF, 2012, IMAGE COURTESY OF PHILIP BACON GALLERIES.

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In his latest exhibition, artist Michael McWilliams is using his art to make a statement about the importance of animal welfare in all aspects of farming. Each of Michael’s paintings features animals depicted in such a striking way that they cannot escape the attention of the viewer,

illustrating the artist’s point of view that animals should not be treated as a commodity that exists purely to be bought, sold and consumed. Through his work, Michael hopes to encourage the trend towards ethically produced food. UNTIL OCTOBER 26

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SIMON STARLING Art has long propelled society forward by questioning the things that make it tick. Characterised by his curiosity for the world as it exists around him, artist Simon Starling approaches his work as an investigation into the connections between things. One of the most prominent examples of his practice is his 2005 Turner Prize-winning work Shedboatshed, for which Simon transformed a shed on the Rhine into a boat, sailed it down the river with leftover wood onboard, and then reassembled the shed. And while the shed now embodies its original form, its scars represent the journey. Simon’s latest exhibition, In Speculum, is at the Institute of Modern Art from October 5.

While some artists readily identify as painters, sculptors or photographers, conceptual artist Simon Starling has never limited his practice to a single form of art. Instead, his works begin with a question that he investigates using mediums ranging from photography to film and installation. When unravelled, his works interrogate the nature of being and the making of things a fundamental level. These themes have been prevalent in Simon’s work since his early days as an artist, when his preoccupation with material forms began. For one of his first major works, Simon stripped the metal from an Eames chair and a Marin Sausalito bicycle, and reworked the metal from the chair to fit the bicycle and vice versa. Much the same as Shedboatshed, the final forms of the chair and bike are only slightly altered, but the process is what provides intellectual nourishment to the viewer. “I suppose it’s a general kind of interest in trying to interrogate things, how they come to be in the world and where the materials for making them come from,” he explains of his approach to art. Simon’s first inklings of becoming an artist came at the age of 11 when he developed an interest in photography. “It was like a revelation somehow to be in a dark room and watching a photographic print appear,” he recalls of creating his first photograph. “There was something completely magical about that moment and that was a trigger for a

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lot of things that came afterwards.” With the memory of his first print implanted in his mind, Simon decided to study photography after school. But while learning the ins and outs of image making, he began to develop a curiosity for other art forms and took up the study of fine arts in Glasgow instead. He has since lived in many of Europe’s cultural hubs and – adhering to a philosophy that progress comes from always looking forward – says he’ll never live in a city twice. He had already established himself in Europe when he was awarded the prestigious British Turner Prize in 2005, and admits it was gratifying to have his work acknowledged in such a context. “I hadn’t lived in England for a long time,” he recalls of winning the award. “So it was quite nice to be embraced by the mother country and acknowledged in that context. And it is amazing how it does have a global reach. People have heard of it or they know of it.” He jokes that more people go to his talks since he won the prize but, on a fundamental level, he hasn’t let the accolade change his approach to art. And it’s this approach that Simon points to as his greatest achievement. “The thing I hold most dear in my work life is this sense that the art practice is still evolving and still developing,” he says. “I have always tried to push not to get stuck in a particular type of methodology or a particular way of working – not to depend on a particular sort of formal solution,

but to really try and keep it moving and to keep questioning what I do.” Maintaining this way of working hasn’t always been easy, and Simon admits that he still has moments when he struggles to reconcile the demands of work with those of his personal life. “Sometimes those things just don’t fit together and that’s always a challenge,” he explains. “What I do is I try to escape from the art world. I just shut the door, turn off the mobile phone and stop answering emails. It’s hard these days because it’s all-encompassing, but I get time to think.” When Simon returns to work mode, however, his creative potential seems to have few limits. His latest exhibition In Speculum links together works from different points of his career. “It’s an exhibition that really focuses on different working spaces, on different forms of production,” Simon explains. “In a way it’s a simple mechanism to establish some new connections between a body of work that has developed over a long period.” Alongside some of his existing works, the exhibition also features a new photographic work based on the Great Melbourne Telescope. When asked to share his words of wisdom, Simon reflects on his philosophy to keep moving. “I have a sense to keep my practice moving and changing and evolving, and it’s true of life as well,” he says. “It’s important to keep moving forward somehow.”

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OPRAH WINFREY

AARON PEDERSEN

JOELY RICHARDSON

DIRECTED BY LEE DANIELS

DIRECTED BY IVAN SEN

DIRECTED BY STUART BLUMBERG

Oprah Winfrey made a name for herself through probing interviews that showed off her sharp wit – a trait she has harnessed from a young age. Whilst in kindergarten, Oprah felt she wasn’t being challenged, so she carefully penned a letter to her teacher asking to be moved into the first grade, setting something of a precedent, as she later skipped another grade. Now her namesake TV show has been put to bed, Oprah is once again indulging her love of film, starring as Gloria Gaines in The Butler. Gloria is the wife of Cecil Gaines who works as a butler at the White House across several decades. While seven presidents come and go, Cecil is in the background as dramatic changes sweep American society – ones that directly affect his life and family.

Being born on a plane may seem like a glamorous start to life, but Aaron Pedersen’s arrival into the world was followed by a childhood filled with stints in foster homes. Despite this, Aaron was determined to seize every opportunity and started out as a TV journalist, but made a name for himself as a cohost of Gladiators and was voted Cleo Bachelor of the Year around the same time. Aaron’s subsequent career acting in TV shows has been accented with film roles, the most recent of which sees him play ambitious detective Jay Swan in Mystery Road. Jay moves back to his remote hometown from the city where he is assigned to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. As he delves beyond he surface of the case, he discovers a complex web of crime.

Hailing from the acting dynasty of the Redgrave family, Joely Richardson was destined for a career on the screen. Initially she explored her options as a professional tennis player, but eventually settled on the family trade at the encouragement of her father. She graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985, after having made her film debut as a waitress in her father’s 1984 adaptation of The Hotel New Hampshire. In Thanks for Sharing, Joely plays Katie, whose husband Mike is battling a sex addiction. Together with Adam and Neil, who are also addicts, Mike faces recovery with the support of their friendship. Along the way, Adam navigates the challenges of new love when he meets Phoebe, while Neil faces his denial of his addiction.

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DESIGN FOR LIVING

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Our city skyline may become increasingly futuristic each year, but it’s the remaining historic buildings that hold Brisbane’s character. In the fourth-annual Brisbane Open House, curious wanderers can peek into 35 buildings of historic and architectural importance. The weekend-long event includes guided tours by local architects and a speaker series to further delve behind the buildings’ facades. The inaugural Art in Design Exhibition will also see 11 design professionals deliver an artistic impression of the urban landscape. brisbaneopenhouse.com.au

Following a performance at the inaugural Boomerang Festival, quintessential Australian roots band Busby Marou will deliver its latest offerings from Farewell Fitzroy to stages around the country. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, by acclaimed producer Brad Jones at the iconic Alex the Great studios, Farewell Fitzroy sees Tom and Jeremy develop their sound with the aid of a full band. Mellow folksy instrumentals meld with storytelling on this followup album, which features the soulful first single, ‘Get You Out of Here’. thehifi.com.au

Paris in the 1930s was a mecca for artistic types, with many a painter, writer, musician and free-thinking intellectual flocking to the city to harness its creative energy. It was at this time that English playwright Noël Coward penned Design For Living – a comedic play set in 1930s Paris, where anything goes, including a muddled ménage-à-trois. A vibrant and scandalous production, Queensland Theatre Company’s Design For Living follows three artistic characters – Gilda, Otto and Leo – and their complicated love triangle. queenslandtheatre.com.au

A musician passionate about their craft cannot help but constantly pen lyrics and strum the makings of new tunes. When Matt Corby’s recent EP Resolution was released in July, he had already spent the first half of the year holed up in a Los Angeles apartment working away on another forthcoming musical output. With new tunes laid down, Matt is again pouring his focus into Resolution, showcasing it on a national tour. He’ll be joined by ex-The Middle East multi-instrumentalist Bree Tranter and London alt-folk trio, Bear’s Den. bcec.com.au

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THE BORDER ART PRIZE 2013 until october 27 AT GOLD COAST CITY GALLERY

Showcasing more than 300 entries from artists of Southeast Queensland and Northeast New South Wales, The Border Art Prize 2013 exhibition celebrates the diversity of art by both emerging and established creatives. The exhibition features mediums ranging from clay and recycled materials to oil on canvas and watercolours, as well as an after-dark series of life-drawing workshops, a Pecha Kucha round and People’s Choice Awards announcement.

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THEATRE october 9–11 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Performing alongside Cyndi Lauper, running a fetish club and hosting the Alternative Miss Ireland Pageant are just some of the achievements Irish gender illusionist Panti holds dear. In her new show, All Dolled Up, Panti delivers a behindthe-scenes look at her life. Presented as part stand-up comedy and part lecture, the show traces Panti’s journey from her first discovery of drag, to her escapades as part of the Tokyo club scene and her return to Ireland to run a bar.

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JON CATTAPAN NEW WORK from october 24 AT MILANI GALLERY

Representations of urban narratives and landscapes have long formed the basis of Jon Cattapan’s works, which are inspired by human interaction with urban environments and influences of modern global culture. In his latest series, Jon presents works of discarded objects reconfigured into rubbish rafts to explore eerie and striking presences in the environment. The rubbish rafts also reference the artist’s interest in asylum boats.

Brisbane Japanese Film Festival. OCTOBER 16–20 AT MYER CENTRE EVENT CINEMAS EXPO

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VERDI’S OTELLO from october 24 AT QPAC

Presented by Opera Queensland, a new production of classic opera Otello pairs Giuseppe Verdi’s masterful score with powerful Shakespearean prose. The war-torn psychodrama has been reworked to a modern context, telling the stirring tale of a military hero undone by manipulation, betrayal and wicked jealousy. Appearing at the Lyric Theatre for its Australian premiere, this adaption of Otello sees an international cast pay tribute to the renowned Italian composer.

Attend a workshop and explore displays and exhibitions at the creative expo. OCTOBER 16–20 AT BCEC

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Those with a penchant for Japanese anime will relish the return of Reel Anime – a theatrical festival showcasing the latest in anime films. The line-up of films for this year’s festival includes The Garden of Words, A Letter to Momo and 009 Re: Cyborg 3D. The Garden of Words follows the story of Takao who is training to become a shoemaker. In a Japanese garden, he meets mysterious woman Yukino, and the two continue to meet unexpectedly each rainy day.

DAN SULTAN

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LESLIE MONTGOMERY

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REGURGITATOR

AT THE OLD

GIG october 11 AT THE HI-FI Following a keynote appearance at BIGSOUND last month, Regurgitator returns to its hometown to perform its eighth album, Dirty Pop Fantasy. Recorded in an old yoga studio in Hong Kong before being mastered in the US, the latest release continues to drill out catchy pop beats beneath distorted guitar and 90s-esque indulgences. Cheeky and infectious, these sonic explorations bring the listener into the band’s eccentric and hyperactive wonderland.

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Renowned sculptor Stephen Hart delves into the strengths and virtues of humanity in his latest exhibition. Embracing digital technologies to assist in producing tangible artworks, Stephen employed 3D digital imagery to capture his subjects before laboriously carving each. The result is 20 hand-carved wooden sculptures of people from his immediate creative community, including local architect Robert Riddell, artist Fiona Foley and curator Louise Martin-Chew.

designers. OCTOBER 31 AT BCEC MUSICAL

WEST SIDE STORY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELISABETH HARVEY

CONCERT

WOMEN IN VOICE october 15–19 AT JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE

Growing from humble beginnings as an avenue for female vocalists to be better seen and heard, Women in Voice marks its 20th anniversary this year. Since its first gig on a cafe stage was performed, Women in Voice has continued to bring together an array of distinct and diverse voices and performances, from cabaret and soul, to rock, pop and a dash of disco. This year’s event boasts a bold line-up that includes Naomi Price, Jac Stone and Carita Farrer Spencer.

Sing along to Queensland Musical Theatre’s performance of the classic musical. NOVEMBER 6–10 AT SCHONELL THEATRE

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Simon Starling In Speculum 5 October — 30 November 2013

Simon Starling: In Speculum is a joint project with Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, and City Gallery Wellington. Simon Starling is represented by the Modern Institute, Glasgow; Casy Kaplan, New York; Franco Nero, Turin; and Neugerriemschneider, Berlin.

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ALBANIAN ROADTRIP

“Don’t worry about the rattling sound in the engine,” the rental-car attendant assures us as he hands us the keys. We are already a little concerned due to the fact that the Tirana airport’s rental-car yard is actually behind an old shed guarded by a rather angry-looking dog on a chain. With only one other car in the lot, we wonder if we were lucky to secure one of the last available vehicles, or that there are actually only a few rental cars in rotation due to Albania’s diminutive presence on the tourist map.

We set off from the Tirana airport – two girls on an impromptu roadtrip through Albania, inspired by tales of its pristine beaches. We had been planning to hire a GPS with our rental car (not possible) and, failing that, use our phones to navigate (no service). So we are left with an illustrated tourist map sought out in desperation at the airport. It’s more of an interpretive representation than an accurate one, and our only guidance from the rental-car guy is to find the main road and follow it. We turn onto the most significant road we can find. The landscape is quite barren, sparsely dotted with the cement skeletons of houses begun and never finished. As we near a semblance of civilisation, the houses are complete but seem to be built in spite of each other. At first the vivid pinks, oranges and greens of their facades are almost aesthetically assaulting, perhaps because it’s like nothing we’ve seen before. But as our journey continues, we soon realise that the cheerful colour palette is an expression of a simple joy that radiates throughout the local community. The rudimentary nature of our map and general lack of street signs means that we have to stop and ask for directions – often. But what is surprisingly evident is that no matter whom we stop to ask – at petrol stations, roadside fruit stalls and tiny bakeries – everyone is eager to help us. Most eye us curiously, as if it’s rare to see two girls driving alone through Albania. No one speaks English, and we’ve managed to learn only

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‘thank you’ in Albanian, but fortunately the language’s roots lie in Latin, so our basic grasp of Italian, Spanish and French helps us to glean words to send us vaguely in the right direction. Our destination is the seaside town of Vlorë, which, theoretically, we should have reached long before sundown. But consecutive wrong turns have slowed us down and we arrive just as dusk is falling, driving around frantically in search of our hotel before we are cloaked in darkness. We practically hug the concierge when she tells us we’ve arrived at the right place. When we slide back the curtains in our hotel room the next day, the sea sparkles before us. Vlorë is to be our base for the next few days as we explore the hidden beach gems of Albania’s southern coast, and we head out towards the mountain range we must conquer in order to reach the best beaches. Virtually every available stretch of coastline is a paradisiacal cove lapped by pristine blue waters, indicating that we really needn’t travel far to experience the beach. But we’ve heard that true paradise lies beyond the mountain range in the small town of Dhermi. Along the roadside, wildflowers sway in all directions, seemingly to their own individual rhythms. Up on the winding road hugging the mountainside, plump cows mosey precariously close to the edge, as bells hang around their necks and their tails swish happily. It’s clear who owns the roads in these parts, as we regularly stop to give

way to flocks of lazy sheep, mischievous goats and the occasional timid donkey. The aroma of wild thyme, sage and rosemary baking in the sun sails through the open car window and roadside honey stalls dot the roads that nestle in the mountain’s peaks. Near the top, an old couple shuffles down the incline. The man frailly clutches a walking stick, while the woman hoists an overflowing basket of branches on her back. Their tanned faces are like leather, yet filled with joy – I half expect them to pass them again, still trudging along, on our return journey to Vlorë. We sidle down the mountain into Dhermi and come to a stop at a private beach bookended by two looming rocks and shaded by an enormous tree. The water is heavenly and is immediately deep only a few steps from the beach – enough for me to struggle to touch the bottom in one breath – and yet it is so clear that I can play with my shadow on the sea floor. The dramatic crescendo of La Traviata reverberates from the restaurant above the beach and across the water, as if calling out to its Italian homeland across the Adriatic Sea. Fresh from our swim, we climb the stairs up a small ridge to the restaurant. Knowing little about what composes Albanian fare, I happily discover that the country’s close proximity to Greece and Italy results in a fusion of two of my favourite cuisines. Tucking into a stellar spread of woodfired pizza, creamy tzatziki, tart olives and Greek salad, I think I’ve discovered paradise.

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