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“The time is now and there’s no excuse for not living your dreams.” – – MIKE LIBECKI 06 travel

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Hunter Lawrence

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global report

street 21 raw 22 cloth

Travel

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home space pantry place food

MUSIC/ARTS/FILM 42

prelude

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mood 44 book 46 gallery

TRAVEL 54

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Austin, Texas

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Michael Garcia

Dan Bendrups

Judy-Joy Bell

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face 50 ticket 51 stimulator

neighbourhood search 16 pavement 12

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VILLAGE FEATURES 32

active minds eat drink play 56 christmas guide 62 christmas wish 40

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” –– HENRY MILLER

I can’t believe 2013 has come and gone and we will soon say hello to 2014. One of the fun things I have enjoyed this year is an activity I do with my children at sunset. We make dinner and then climb out onto the top of our home’s roof, perched high above the treetops, for a night of stargazing. We take a light mattress to lie on and share our dinner whilst gazing at the heavens. It’s such a great way to find peace, share time with those inquisitive minds, and stimulate my own mind about why we were put on the planet. I quite often think about what a favourite author of mine, Lawrence M. Krauss, was quoted saying ... “The amazing thing is that every atom in your body

came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” I hope in 2014 you get the chance to lie under a few million stars and dream a little dream.

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“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

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The funny thing about wanderlust is that the more you try to satisfy it, the stronger it grows. I’ve been fortunate enough to have spent most of the past 18 months travelling the world, experiencing myriad cultures, landscapes and ideologies. And yet a sense of wanderlust pulses through my veins more than ever. It’s an affliction shared by the three dreamers this month in our Wanderlust issue – photographer Shantanu Starick, sustainability ambassador Eminè Mehmet, and explorer Mike Libecki. What drives these three individuals is a desire to explore the unknown and to put themselves in situations that confront their own ideas and push their personal boundaries. Such is the beauty of travel – that it forces us to view things from a different perspective, defy our own limitations and, most importantly, to go after our dreams. Wherever this next year takes you, treasure it!

Mikki Brammer EDITOR

mikki@mapmagazine.com.au

Shannon Galpin abandoned her career as a pilates instructor in pursuit of a greater cause – aiding women in conflict zones by giving them access to education through the non-profit organisation, Mountain2Mountain (M2M). Documenting the beauty hidden amongst the chaos of modern Afghanistan, Shannon uses street art and photography to raise money to help give local woman an education. Through M2M she has also created reading programs for the daughters of women who have been imprisoned for ‘adultery’ after having been raped. @ mountain2mountain.org

RETRODREAMER ––

ISABELLA BIRD

“I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one’s life and sigh.”

The first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society, Isabella Bird defied the social norms of the time to pursue her dream of exploring unknown lands. A writer, explorer and natural historian, Isabella travelled more than 1,000 km on horseback (scandalously riding front instead of side saddle) through the Rocky Mountains in 1873, a trip that is documented in her book, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains.

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GLOBAL DREAMER

HUNTER LAWRENCE PHOTOGRAPHER, USA

hunterlawrence.org –– A visual storyteller from Austin, Texas, Hunter Lawrence uses motion video and stills to make sense of the world he loves to explore. age 22. born Fort Worth, Texas. thing that made the world sit up and take notice of you I love to go

against the grain – not out of pride, it’s just my tendency. I just enjoy life in a different way than our culture wants us to, and I think that’s okay. describe yourself in ten words

I’m creative, adventurous and an old soul at heart. most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen After ten years of knowing my wife (we grew up together), I still get butterflies when I see her. She’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. makes you different We’re all different – different desires, different dreams. I think if more people embraced their differences rather than try to always ‘fit in’, it’d be pretty rad. tell me about travel Saint Augustine once said that the world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only a page. There’s so much beauty in the hundreds of cultures and landscapes that make up our world, it just takes you getting out to see them. world you imagine I imagine a place where forests overrun concrete, where people see past each other’s differences and choose to love them rather than judge them, and where simplicity becomes more attractive than materialism. words of wisdom Explore, don’t just exist.

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INSPIRATION // CATCHER Moments spent satiating wanderlust are often when inspiration strikes. If you’re in the thick of the wilderness, skiing down an alpine slope or teetering on a zenith while taking in a panoramic view, however, it can be hard to document those moments of inspiration with words. We’ve long been advocates of tucking a Field Notes memo book into our backpacks when setting off on a journey, particularly now that we can keep it snugly in the No.24 Notebook Cover from Stock & Barrel Co. The rustic leather cover can also handily be used for your passport or Moleskine. @ stockandbarrelco.com

SURVIVAL // GUIDE Urbanisation and general technological advancements have meant that we live much easier lives than past generations. But if we were to find ourselves stranded in the bush, how many of us would have the outdoor savvy needed to survive? How to Stay Alive in the Woods by wilderness survivalist Bradford Angier details all the things you need to do in order to endure a misadventure in the bush. From building a shelter to making clothing, catching game without a gun and sourcing vitamin C from plants (to ward off scurvy of course), this tidy tome will be your saviour. @ amazon.com

CULTURAL // FOOD

PADDLE // CRAFT

What would you consider to be Australia’s most typical dish? Snags on the barbecue? Vegemite on toast? Pavlova? In truth our cuisine is increasingly influenced by the ethnic communities who now call our country home. In a similar vein, designer Marta Lavinia Carboni asked residents from various ethnic groups in Milan which of their traditional meals could be prepared with the ingredients available locally. Marta then assigned the ingredients colours and created patterns inspired by the appearance of each dish. The designs were then converted to decals to create a range of handmade ceramic plates, known as Piatti Tipici (typical dishes). @ m-l-c.eu

When you’re raised in northern Minnesota, often you’re practically born with a canoe paddle in your hand. Evolving from a DIY project when some friends took it upon themselves to build a cedar-strip canoe inspired by their community’s paddling heritage, Sanborn Canoe Co. crafts a collection of wooden paddles. Included in the collection is a vibrantly hued range of artisan-painted panels inspired by the wilderness of Minnesota, while the brand also recently expanded its craftsmanship to clothing and camping kits. @ sanborncanoe.com

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A SAFARI TO THE SURF OF MEXICO

Anyone who takes their surfing seriously will be well aware of Puerto Escondido on the Oaxacan coast in southern Mexico. They are probably reluctant to tell you about it, however, for fear of you crowding their perfect wave and invading their own private paradise. But we’re willing to let you in on the secret, right down to the digs where you should be laying your head after a day spent riding the surf. Genius hotelier Carlos Couturier of Grupo Habita has extended his stable of boutique hotels to now include Hotel Escondido – a member of Design Hotels – which comprises 16 bungalows designed in harmony with local tradition. Each of the huts hosts a palapa rooftop, wooden floorboards and stucco walls with contemporised use of traditional Mexican patterns on the furnishings.

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Tucked away on a private stretch of coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range, Hotel Escondido caters to surfers as well as their non-surfing travel companions and beach bums in general (lounge chairs, private pools and in-room massages abound). The design itself is the work of architect Federico Rivera Rio, who has artfully maintained the charm of Oaxaca’s traditional beach huts while equipping them with mod cons such as air-conditioning. Clustering together like a tiny cacti-ensconced village near the famous Zicatela Beach (home to the Quiksilver Pro), each of the huts is within earshot of the beach, meaning you’ll be lulled to sleep by the crashing waves. That is unless you’ve come to party, in which case the bar and underground dance club will keep you occupied long into the night.


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What is your profession? Ethnomusicologists study how and why people make music – it’s a lot like anthropology or cultural studies mixed in with musicology. My main area of research is the popular music from Polynesia and, specifically, Easter Island (Rapanui). What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? There are a few places where you can get undergraduate training in ethnomusicology, but it’s a disciplinary specialisation usually pursued at postgraduate level. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? I work in a university, and my work is split between doing research and teaching. How did you get involved in your profession? Mainly by being inquisitive and keen to pursue a research project. I finished undergraduate studies in music and then applied to do a doctorate degree later. Could you break in to the industry in other ways? Not formally, but there are many people who do similar work to me – working with multicultural music, for example – who don’t have formal qualifications. The difference is my work is in a university and theirs is more of a personal interest. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? My work has the potential to achieve greater understanding across cultures and, more specifically, my work with Easter Island musicians is all about cultural preservation and renewal. Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes – I’m committed for life to working with the people whose music I study. What

What is your profession? I co-host the Brisbane chapter of Sketchcrawl. I also host a monthly Brisbane Plein Aire Group and Urban Sketchers Brisbane. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? You need good organisational and leadership skills, and strong urban knowledge as well. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? Knowledge of one’s city and good leadership skills. Sketchcrawl’s motto is ‘See the world one sketch at a time,’ so a good understanding of urban sketching is important. How did you get involved in your profession? After a life-altering event, I needed to find something to help me through some rough times, so I turned to my passion for making art and sharing.

ethnomusicologist/queensland conservatorium

advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Find a topic you are passionate about and can imagine the rest of your life dedicated to. Did you always think you would be in this role? I was originally intending to be an orchestral musician. What was your first paid job? Casual gigs as a horn-section member. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d probably play more music. What inspires you? The quest for knowledge. Who is your rolemodel? I don’t have just one, but I admire

a fellow ethnomusicologist from the USA, Anthony Seeger, for his commitment to the discipline. What are your words of wisdom? You reap what you sow, so try to treat others with the respect and attention they deserve.

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Could you break in to the industry in other ways?

Yes, through attending art schools and workshops, and making art every day. Learn all aspects of art, and find the type that becomes your passion. Take that passion and turn it towards a career path. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? To be the best I possibly can be. Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes. What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Follow your heart and follow your passion.

And learn everything you possibly can about the path you have chosen – knowledge is the key. Never give up. Did you always think you would be in this role?

I wanted to be an actor, but I was too shy to go to drama classes. What was your first paid job? Department store sales assistant. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I would love to be a travel photographer/ journalist. What inspires you? My inspiration comes from my passion for life and the outdoors. Everyday people and everyday things, they excite me. The wonder of a cloud in the sky. A raindrop on a leaf. The colour of shadows on an urban building. The singing of a bird in a tree. The beauty and colour in all things I see. Who is your rolemodel? Artist Michael Godfrey. He has an amazing passion for life, art and the outdoors, and he brings the world he lives in alive with his brushstrokes on his canvas. What are your words of wisdom? Never assume, and don’t take anything personally.

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Knowledge is the key.” –– JUDY-JOY BELL


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FAVOURITE ... WORD Equilibrium. SOUND A ship’s horn. PLACE Naladhu, Maldives. PASSION Travelling. THING A Gucci handbag purchased in Florence. FOOD Salt-and-pepper calamari. SMELL Vanilla. TIME OF DAY Sunrise – ‘me time’. BOOK The Girl in the Red Coat – a memoir by Polish writer Roma Ligocka.

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NOURISHING // GATHERINGS After working in some of Australia’s finest restaurants, chef Sarah Swan needed a change of pace. Putting her culinary skills and passion for sustainable food to good use, she moved to the hinterland of Byron Bay and started 100 Mile Table – a venture through which she shares her knowledge of local produce with pop-up events. Her foodie gatherings range from breakfasts in rolling fields to dinners held in ageing country halls, and each utilises food that has been grown locally and produced ethically. Upcoming events are announced on the website. @ 100miletable.com

STARLIT // MOVIES Combining the whimsy of picnicking under the stars with the charm of cinema, Moonlight Cinema is a popular annual event on the calendars of cinephiles about town. This year’s event begins on December 12 in New Farm Park and runs until the final days of summer in February. On balmy eves, the cinema will showcase preview screenings of upcoming films, screen new releases and relive classics such as Top Gun, The Castle and Dirty Dancing. Visitors to the outdoor cinema can bring their own picnic and rug, or hire a bean bed and order from the cinema’s menu. @ moonlight.com.au

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Indelible. SOUND Birds chirping. PLACE Noosa. PASSION Gardening. THING Putting on lunches for friends. FOOD Lebanese cabbage rolls with yoghurt. SMELL Freshly roasted coffee. TIME OF DAY Early in the day. BOOK Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin.

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BENEVOLENT // PROVISIONS

SUMMER // CRUISING

Magic might be one of the words most commonly associated with Christmas, but the miracles that happen at the end of the year are rarely the work of mystical forces. Instead, it’s charitable individuals such as the volunteers at the Brisbane Basket Brigade who create the spirit of the season. Each year, the Brisbane Basket Brigade collects food, clothing and toys to deliver to the poor and the homeless for Christmas. The brigade is currently accepting donations of food, gifts and money for essential items, while volunteers who would like to help can register on the website. @ brisbanebasketbrigade.com

When standing at the fringe of the City Botanic Gardens and looking across to Kangaroo Point, it’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of the city. Exploring Brisbane reveals many hidden pockets like this, and summer holidays are the perfect time to grab your bike and discover them. For those in need of new wheels, there’s a stylish range of European bicycles at New Farm Bikes from leading cycle companies such as Electra and Gazelle, and baskets to hold your picnic supplies. Or, if you plan to tackle Paddington’s slopes, there are also electric bikes for easy cruising. @ newfarmbikes.com.au

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“Less stress

“A world

and more family time.”

without war.”

“Greater tolerance

“A world of equal

– other things will flow from there.”

opportunity and happiness.”

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ASHLEY TRINDALL, 31

RYAN MCILWAIN, 20

MARYKE GROENVELD, 71

STUDENT LIVES: ENOGGERA

COST ANALYST LIVES: BALMORAL

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only a local would know … ?

only a local would know … ?

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only a local would know … ?

The best places to go for a cheap drink or for a good coffee. I really like the coffee at Cup From Above in Aspley. what travel destination has caught your eye recently? The USA because I am planning a trip there, but I would also like to visit places like Thailand and the Philippines.

That Mugged Espresso Bar in Bulimba does a really good coffee. what

About Northshore Hamilton – there are barbecues, a cafe and a CityCat terminal. what travel destination

That there are lots of nice places to visit near Brisbane, like the Gold Coast and Stradbroke Island.

has caught your eye recently?

what travel destination has caught your eye recently? Italy. I should

what is stimulating you at the moment? I have started exercising

and I am planning to buy a bike soon. what issue needs immediate public attention? The issue of refugees who arrive here on boats – I am for them coming. what are your spiritual beliefs? I believe in karma, so I always try to do good things. who is inspiring you and why? I am inspired by Verity Firth – a former female politician. She is always a figure.

travel destination has caught your eye recently? The Whitsundays

– we are planning a holiday there at Christmas. what is stimulating you at the moment? The excitement of having my first child. what issue

I have been thinking about going snowboarding in Japan next year.

needs immediate public attention?

Cinematic. I can relate to a lot of the lyrics. what issue needs immediate public attention? Mental health. It’s something that shouldn’t have such a negative stigma and should be viewed in the same way a physical condition such as a broken bone would. what are your spiritual beliefs? What you think you become.

The ferry and CityCat timetables. A lot of ferry services have been changed recently and it’s now harder to get to the city from Bulimba. It worked fine the way it was before. what are your spiritual beliefs?

I don’t have any. I am more of a lateral thinker. who is inspiring you and why? My wife – I am very proud of her after seeing what she went through having our baby. I don’t think I could have done it.

what is stimulating you at the moment? Illy’s new album,

have been born Italian – I have been there six times. what is stimulating you at the moment? Art, food and gardening. what issue needs immediate public attention?

Worldwide access to clean water and the issue of food sustainability. what are your spiritual beliefs?

I believe we should all have immense respect for nature. As humans, we place ourselves too highly within nature and we lose respect for it.

who is inspiring you and why?

who is inspiring you and why?

Julian Wilson. He is a pro surfer who is pushing the boundaries of surfing beyond what’s been done before.

The people who stand up for their beliefs, even if there isn’t a direct benefit to themselves.

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SHANTANU STARICK When we challenge ourselves to push beyond the barriers that stop us from chasing our dreams, the options that lay before us seem almost endless. This is the lesson that photographer and traveller Shantanu Starick has learned during his project The Pixel Trade, through which he travels around the world exchanging his services as a professional photographer for basics such as food, accommodation and transport. He conceived the idea for the project after working as a professional photographer, and the moment he finally emptied his wallet and let himself embrace the openess of complete strangers, he discovered a way of life that has enriched his soul.

Relying completely on strangers to understand and support the concept of travelling around the world without a cent may seem like a daunting undertaking, but Shantanu Starick has long harboured a spirit of adventure. Growing up in the Border Ranges of northern New South Wales, Shantanu spent his childhood days lost in the thick wilderness of the mountain that was his backyard. His “hippie parents” allowed him to roam free through the forest, trusting him to stay out of harm’s way, or the path of a wily snake. During those days, he didn’t think much about the future, instead preferring to immerse himself in his adventures. As he grew older, he inevitably started to think about the future, but his daydreams were always underpinned by a youthful, playful spirit. “When I started to think about careers, it alternated between creating board games for kids and then computer games started to come into the scene, so it changed a lot,” he recalls. No matter how small or grand his ideas were, Shantanu’s parents were always supportive, encouraging him to chase his dreams no matter how hard it seemed. “Whenever someone said ‘This is the way you have to do something,’ or ‘If you want to do that you have to go through A, B and C to get there,’ I was always taught to not accept that as the only way to go about something,” he recalls. Eventually, he developed an interest in photography, but, scared that he might

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undermine his passion, resisted pursuing it professionally. Despite his hesitation, however, he started to make some money from his photos and, gradually, came to realise that he could happily spend all of his days immersed in the thing that gave him so much joy. But just a few years into his career as a photographer, Shantanu became unsettled and realised that it wasn’t photography that was the problem, but rather the money he was making. “I made good money and I was in a good position, so it became this thing of really just allowing me to enjoy what I wanted to do,” he explains. “At least that’s what I thought, but then I realised that I spent so much time planning money rather than actually doing the things that I was making the money for.” It was at this moment that Shantanu truly began to understand the advice of his parents that had echoed throughout his childhood. Inspired to find a way to exist without money, he revisited an idea he had previously scrawled in a sketchbook. The initial idea was to travel and use photography as a form of payment where he could, but he now began to wonder whether it could be possible to travel exclusively off his photographic services, trading photography for life’s essentials. The more he thought about the idea, the more sense it made, and six months later he named it The Pixel Trade, packed up his camera gear and set up his first trade with a couple – a musician and an interior designer – in Melbourne.

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Since that first exchange on home soil, his trades have taken him around the world and have ranged from taking photographs for companies in exchange for clothing or flights, to capturing images of people’s neighbourhoods or weddings in return for accommodation and some of the best food Shantanu says he has ever eaten. When organising a trade, the people he is trading with will often ask what else he needs, and that’s where necessities such as a new toothbrush are taken care of. “It’s become this nice thing of only needing and not wanting,” he explains of his new way of life. “I no longer walk past a shop and want things, because I actually don’t really need them.” Now at the age of 25, Shantanu has done more travelling than many people will achieve in their entire lives, with his nomadic existence taking him from opulent lodgings in winery estates to crumbling dwellings in remote pockets of the globe. One of the things he likes most about the idea is that he can offer his services to people who can’t afford to have the photographs taken and those who will allow him to unleash his creativity. “One of my favourites is people asking me to photograph the area that they live in to see what my perspective of that is,” he enthuses. And while he has no idea where his adventure will take him next, Shantanu says that each exchange is always enriching in its own way. “When you don’t involve money in a relationship and your life

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becomes about a relationship with people based entirely on who they are and not how much you’re costing them or anything like that – the whole experience of being with them changes,” he explains of one of the greatest lessons he has learned on his journey. “It’s just purely this fascination between human beings and getting back to the raw elements of human interaction, so the experiences become great.” During his wanderings, Shantanu has also discovered something he has long suspected: that it is he who has constructed many of the barriers in his life, and that he is the only one with the power to tear them down. By sacrificing comforts he previously thought he couldn’t live without, he has opened himself up to experiences that aren’t accessible from the confines of a hotel room. And it’s this realisation that has given him the confidence to continue pursuing his goal of visiting all seven continents. “There have been barriers that I have overcome, but often they are only barriers because we think they are barriers,” he muses. “It comes back to convenience and comfort – it’s not actually that challenging, but it’s only because of what we

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are used to that it becomes a challenging thing. Once I can prove that you can get to every continent of the world without using a cent of money, then I want to go and try to prove something else, or go and help another culture or another group of people or something like that through another project.” Just as The Pixel Trade has changed Shantanu’s perspective of what is possible in his life, he hopes that it will also encourage other people to expand upon his idea or try something similar. His advice to those afflicted by wanderlust is to have the courage to seize opportunities and put their ideas into action. “We’re lucky within Australia because when we have an idea to pursue something, a lot of the time it comes back to you being the only thing that is stopping you from doing it. There are a lot of people who don’t have that – you visit places and you think that the challenges and barriers they have are almost too great to break out of. The greatest thing I have achieved is the ability to realise we are gifted in that sense.” He also shares the sage words of his parents that have long inspired him: “Question everything that is considered to be normal and find another pathway.”

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What do you do? I work in retail. What are you wearing today? I am wearing Nudie Jeans from head to toe and a sailor’s hat. Describe your style Rock ‘n’ roll. Where is your favourite place?

What do you do? I’m a stylist. What are you wearing today? My old faithful dress, a sass & bide necklace and a Coach clutch. Describe your style I like colour, especially in summer. Where is your favourite place? I love poking around the city and finding new places. What is the best advice you have ever received? If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day. Who is your rolemodel?

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the strength of simplicity, the power of the delicate and the diversity and harmony that could be expressed in a single line. gets you out of bed in the morning My kids, the joy of creation and the serene green nature outside my door. most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen Snow white clouds touching brown desert plains under crystal-clear deep-blue skies in the Tibetan plateau. idea of complete happiness Acceptance will lead to complete happiness – the moment when you realise that you have it all.

WILD // OXFORD Native American influences commonly pop up in the fashion world, on ponchos, jewellery and jackets, but when it comes to shoes, the usual interpretation is the moccasin. The Hampton – Mohawk from shoe purveyor Thorocraft is a dandy oxford with a handcrafted woven cotton/poly blend upper sporting a Native American-inspired motif. With a smooth pigskin inner lining and a raw un-dyed vachetta leather heel detail, the dapper shoes evoke an outdoors aesthetic while still remaining sharp. @ shopthorocraft.com

CAMERA // STYLE The more impressive your camera, the harder it is to stuff it into a purse or satchel, meaning you often have to resort to a rather unfashionable backpack to lug it around. Trust the Danes to come up with a more fashionable solution, in the form of the Thunder Camera Bag from accessories brand Black Lily. Made from cow leather, the bag sports several zipped pockets for stashing away extra memory cards, lens caps and other necessary tools. And if you’re someone who only carries the necessities, the bag can even double as a purse. @ blacklily.dk

last time you did something for the first time I do it all the time – I love

experimenting with new materials and new methods. makes you different That I insist on finding the bright side in anything and that I can see the beauty in everything. scares you Ignorance, cruelty and violence. environmental beliefs We don’t own the environment and we have no right to harm or damage it. We must understand that it is much greater than us and respect it. worth fighting for Finding your own heaven and giving/making yourself the time to enjoy it. words of wisdom Take a deep breath and let go.

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Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s name is most commonly associated with the realm of furniture design, but he has recently expanded his creative grasp to the horological world. Launching at the London Design Festival in September, the Orolog OC1 Series comprises five chronographs that combine classic details with modern elements. A quilted-texture dial face and a clever use of typographic details for numerals distinguishes the Swiss-made timepiece, which also comes with a custom black leather travel case designed by Jaime. @ hayonorolog.com

Anyone who was a scout or brownie will know the pride of receiving a hard-earned badge for your knot-tying/craft-making/ general-good-deeding efforts. Those badges of your youth might now be tucked away somewhere at your mother’s house, but you can relive the glory with the Sjø & Land badge set from The Creators Club in Norway. You might be tempted to keep them all for yourself to adorn your backpack or camping blanket, but we suggest you award them to friends and family for any good deeds they may have rendered. @ thecreatorsclub.no

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runner, veteran, imaginative, sailor, timely, optimistic, world traveller, entrepreneur. gets you out of bed in the morning The alarm clock, my girlfriend, and going for early morning runs. something you discovered this month In comic books, the person on the left always speaks first. idea of complete happiness Going for a walk after dinner with my girlfriend over to Sunny Cove Beach in Santa Cruz, California, to watch the sunset. makes you different I prefer to watch a movie at the drive-in movie theatre over seeing a 3D movie any night. scares you Tripping over a branch in the woods, in the middle of the night, while being chased by someone. worth fighting for Getting the double armrest in an aeroplane – it really makes a difference. world needs to change People need to change their perspective on life. Things are much simpler than are often perceived. words of wisdom Don’t wait for the perfect moment – take the moment and make it perfect.

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EMINÈ MEHMET Eminè Mehmet always knew she was destined to work in a creative field, so when it came time to choose a career path, she decided on interior design. But she soon had the inkling that there was more to her calling than simple design. Tapping in to her passion for simple, functional and sustainable design, she began to dedicate herself to communicating the benefits of sustainable living to everyday people. Through her annual Sustainable Design Principles Event – and her own sustainable designs including a newly launched range of lamps – Eminè hopes to teach people across the world that living a life that treads lightly on the planet is not only simple, but essential.

My parents … are from the northern side of Cyprus – they’re Turkish Cypriot. I was born just outside London and we lived in Cyprus for two years when I was six before going back to London. I remember … those two years like they were yesterday. They were the best years of my life. What I loved most was the freedom there. We used to play in the streets with the local kids until midnight. And I remember having the electricity cut off and my grandmother filling up these huge urns with water in the afternoon for drinking and cooking because they cut the water off. My mother … came from a tiny village with a lot of rural land where they grew olive trees and all the food was fresh. She doesn’t like to waste anything so my parents make a lot of things themselves at home. So I grew up around that holistic idea of living off the land, but I didn’t really think about it because it was just the way it was. When I was 12 … we moved to Sydney. I made a real effort to get rid of my English accent because all the kids at school would always come to me and ask me to talk! I was always very creative … and I studied interior design after high school and really became involved in the industry during my studies. I first actively started getting into sustainable design when I was working at Woods Bagot five or six years ago, because it was

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a component of many of the projects I was working on at the time. I decided that I really wanted to do what I love – writing, speaking and sustainability – and was thinking about going part time so that I could do that. So when I was made redundant about two-and-a-half years ago, it seemed like the natural thing to do. I didn’t want to go back to working for someone – I wanted to give it a go and see what happened. If it didn’t work I could always go back to design. Even two years ago … there wasn’t a lot of information out there for the public to access about sustainability. And there’s no point preaching to the converted, so the biggest hurdle that people in the industry are beginning to realise is how to communicate it to everyone else. It’s been such a political topic but it’s become something people can’t relate to, or understand, and that they have become fearful of. I think, as human beings generally, we have a fear of change, and in the past sustainability has been portrayed as something you have to change your life for. I’m a very no-nonsense person … and I don’t see the point in designing something that isn’t functional. I’ve always had a very practical approach to my work and I wanted to communicate the information in a way that was easy to understand and wasn’t scary to the general public. I like relating to people and giving them what they’re looking for.

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And now other people in my industry are realising the importance of spreading the word to the general public and getting them involved in the process – showing that people don’t have to change their whole life in order to live more sustainably. To get past the ‘green washing’ … all you have to do is a little bit of probing and immediately you can see if it’s really sustainable or not. If a brand can’t substantiate its claims, then you know straight away. All it takes is asking a couple of questions. They don’t necessarily need to be accredited by any particular body, but if they’re doing the right thing then they’ll have no problem giving you the information you ask for. Ask how and where something is made and why it is sustainable. Green washing is very clever because they don’t actually use certain words – for example with food, a brand might say ‘natural’ instead of ‘organic’, so you have to read the ingredients on the back. What I’m doing … isn’t really confined just to Australia. I want to speak to everyone, everywhere about sustainability. And what I’ve discovered from my travels is that, as a nation, we act like we discovered sustainability in Australia, but we didn’t. In some areas we’re ahead, but in many others we’re actually behind the eight ball. For instance, in Europe they’ve been doing it for a long time and they don’t

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make a big deal out of it, whereas we do here. There are moments … when I speak to people and I realise that what I’m doing is actually having an impact. When you’re working so much, you don’t often see the big picture and you don’t get to see the end result unless someone comes up and tells you that you’ve impacted them. The greatest challenge … has been figuring out where I fit in and how to best communicate what I do and how to do what I do. It’s been an evolving process and still is. I feel a lot more stable and established so I can easily communicate and execute what I do. Because sustainability is in its infancy – and there are a lot of people out there doing a lot of things – it’s just about finding what you do best and doing it. I’m most proud of … having kept at it and not given up – believing that people really are interested in sustainability. I couldn’t give up because I love it and it would be like giving up on myself. I meet so many people … in this space and they inspire me because they also don’t give up. They put in 100% effort and commitment and they sacrifice a lot to achieve

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their goals in the space. The more I see of it going on, the more I know that I’m on the right path and travelling in the right circles. Results inspire me … Each day, each week, each month there seems to be more progress and that inspires me to keep going. I find peace … by sitting on my balcony, surrounded by my plants and some incense and candles, and just breathing. I believe in God … and I’ve experienced quite a few religions in my life. I believe that they all stand next to each other and that they were never meant to be against each other. It’s just man who has separated them. And I believe that your own connection to God or spirit – or whatever you want to call it – is more important than saying you are a particular religion. Going to church every Sunday doesn’t necessarily make you a good person. Be open … and don’t live in fear. Go with the flow – which is usually acquainted with people who are laid-back and lazy, but that’s not what it’s really about. It’s about not fighting change. If you don’t fight things and just let them happen, they’ll usually work out for the best.

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of a coat rack are considered to be its most defining feature. In the imagination of designer Olli Mustikainen, however, the coat rack is a touch more streamlined. Made from oiled oak, the Killa Coat Rack makes use of a central rod for hanging, with space for shoes underneath. The result means that garments needn’t fight for space to be hung.

In a design process that almost runs full circle, Italian creative Antonio Aricò devised a range of outdoor furniture that is made with olive wood and finished with olive oil. Taste of Wood is intended as a cheeky design ‘eulogy’ to the olive tree and an illustration of the importance of olive oil to Italian culture. Visitors to the range’s presentation at Milan Design Week were encouraged to not only use olive oil to polish the set of table and chairs, but also to taste it.

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own reflection in the mirror, the process is even more pleasurable when the looking glass itself is pleasing to the eye. The Bent Wood Mirror by WRONG FOR HAY is a curvaceous number that features a steam-bent beech frame with a solid ash base. The WRONG FOR HAY design venture is a collaboration between Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong.

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The tent is set up, the eskys are full of ice, the cicadas are chiming in the background and, if you’re lucky, a member of your party will pull out a guitar for a campfire sing-a-long. Escaping the city limits for a camping holiday clears the mind and reconnects us with nature, but have you ever thought about camping in the city? About town, a luxurious bell tent has been springing up, treating its guests to urban camping experiences in leafy pockets of the city. Inside The Pop-Up Hotel, plush red Turkish rugs hug your toes, a record player spins old vinyl and a mountain of cushions beckons you to flop into its embrace. To your left is pile of classic literary tomes and to your right, a notepad and

pencil for emptying the mind onto paper. Or, if you would prefer to simply do nothing, slink over to the bed fitted with organic sheets, put on an eye mask and simply enjoy the feeling of stillness. Once you’re completely relaxed, you can take in the setting, which is complete with lush grooming products, flickering candles and all-important coffee-making supplies. And should the mood to leave the tent’s embrace strike you, there’s a soft picnic rug ready to go, and a mint plant just outside for garnishing icy beverages. The Pop-Up Hotel has sprung up at South Bank and the recent Containerval Festival, and will be popping up again this summer – check The Weekend Edition for updates.

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Rummaging through a suitcase often means one of two things: you are either packing to jet away on holiday, or you are already vacationing in a remote bolthole, madly searching for that shirt you’re sure you grabbed before running out the door. But for thrifty shoppers in Brisbane, it is just as likely that they are searching for pre-loved and handmade wares at the Suitcase Rummage markets. On the first and third Sundays of each month, stallholders wheel suitcases laden with goods into Reddacliff Place, setting up shop for a day of haggling and trading. As stallholders add finishing touches of bunting and flowers to their shops, and neatly arrange their wares on the picnic rugs that mark their territory, 30 map magazine

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When you learn to make something by hand, you can be proud to call the result your own. Encouraging artistic pursuits, Ministry of Handmade offers an inspired range of creative workshops and private events and sewing lessons. The ministry’s classes, which include cushion and lampshade making, empower students to create in a sustainable manner. Attendees can share baked goods with like-minded folk in the light-filled studio and engage in time-honoured activities. The studio’s upcoming classes are listed on its website, where you can purchase A-frame play-tent kits.

Although time travel might not be a possibility yet, those with a fancy for the designs of the past can transform their homes into an authentically retro abode. With help from Side Street Vintage, you can source vintage home furnishings to recreate your era of choice. You will also find craft supplies and learn how to make crafts to display at home. Each day, the store runs engaging classes that are suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike, as well as children’s classes during the holidays. Learn macrame and crochet, and how to make rag rugs or chalk-paint furniture in a social setting.

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enlivening level to suit you. The independent, non-profit school is run by some of the most respected and actively practising artists in their fields, and has been operating since the 1970s. As you progress and your talents are developed, you might even choose to complete the school’s Certificate in Fine Art. Whether you prefer to attend classes by day or night, the structured program enables students to progress at their own pace and offers you the opportunity to have artworks exhibited in two shows each year. But first, you can begin your artistic foray with a short course commencing in January. 41 Grafton Street, Windsor T. 3857 5377 brisart.org

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In a world that is increasingly urbanised, it’s difficult to travel to lands that are barely touched by civilisation, let alone completely uncharted. For explorer Mike Libecki, however, those difficulties are all part of the adventure – and worth the fear, loneliness and danger he must endure to reach such lands. In August, Mike – who was recently named amongst National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year – returned from his 50th expedition and has 23 more trips planned for the next few years, including one to Antarctica with his ten-year-old daughter. Feeling equally at home atop a virgin peak as in his house in Utah, Mike’s mission is to inspire people – in particular his daughter – to chase their dreams with all their might.

What do you remember most about your childhood? I grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park, which is sort of like the centre of the universe for climbing. My family was into hunting and fishing and was very outdoorsy in that respect. My first journey into the wilderness was when I was six years old and I just left my house with my toy bow and arrow to go mountain-lion hunting. And I did end up seeing a mountain lion and her two cubs. I was gone all day and my parents thought I’d been kidnapped and had called search and rescue. But, for me, I remember just being out there and in the moment and I didn’t even think about fear or danger. I think that was a defining moment for the life I’m living now. What was your childhood dream? I don’t think I really had one. I was like most kids in that whatever was happening, whatever I was doing as a child, was what life was. A childhood to me is living in the moment. But as you get older and start getting a taste of the world, you realise that everyone has a different life and there are so many different cultures and ways of living out there. When did you realise that being an explorer could be a profession? When I started going to college I really loved mathematics – it was something I really resonated with. I had started climbing in Yosemite and that really became the mathematical connection

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– the big equations of variables and constants and mysteries and the challenges of climbing these big walls. The climbing soon led to first descents all over the world and has continued to do so. The speciality I’m sort of addicted to is untouched, remote earth and exploring new territory. What do you love about the unknown? One of my quotes is ‘Without mystery, there’s no adventure’ and exploration to me is basically mystery – without the unknown I wouldn’t be driven to go out and do this. It’s really about finding out more about myself, other cultures and flora and fauna, and challenging myself out in the unknown when I’m really out there on my own and there’s no rescue possibility. Every day, every step, every moment of each climb is something new. When you’re the first one to go out there, there’s never any guarantees or knowns – you can’t really research very deeply when you’re going to a place that’s truly untouched. Where’s the first place you travelled to? The very first time I went out of the country was in my senior year of high school and I went to Denmark. And then my next trip was to Japan with a friend. I think that trip to Japan was the defining moment. It was in my early twenties and I’d already been climbing full time and so once I had that taste for a different culture, especially an Asian culture, it really sucked me in to wanting to see the world. And that quickly evolved to now, 50 expeditions and 100 countries later, and it’s just an unbelievable

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experience to see the world in such an exploratory way – you taste it, touch it, feel it, smell it, eat it. That’s really what exploration is to me. Tell me about your grandmother … She would always say: ‘The time is now.’ I dropped out of college to go and climb full time and she was really supportive. She grew up living a pretty hard life in North Dakota with eight brothers and sisters farming, and if they didn’t farm, they didn’t eat. So she was really encouraging about just going and living your life. She had so many things in her life that she wanted to do but just didn’t get to, so she was very supportive about saying just go out there and live. What has been your greatest challenge? There’s quite a few, but the main one is just missing my daughter. I haven’t really missed part of her life or been disconnected from her, but on a personal note the toughest part for me has been being homesick and missing her and my family and friends. But what’s really cool about that is I’m also teaching her that, with any dream or goal that you have, it does take sacrifice and it’s not just an easy road for anything. With everything worth doing, there’s compromise, and she’s learning a lot about that. She basically inspires me to inspire her and continue getting out there. A really big part of it is showing her that there’s this amazing life and that opportunity isn’t just opportunity – being alive is an opportunity.

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How do you deal with fear? There have been moments of mortal fear when I’ve been really scared and death was definitely knocking on the door if I wasn’t careful. There was a time in Afghanistan when I was there by myself and the Taliban was in the next valley and I was told to leave. Or the time when there was a big rockfall while I was solo climbing that, literally, if I’d been in the spot that I was in five or ten minutes before that moment, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now. But I think that fear is based around my daughter. Before she was born, I didn’t ever really feel that sense that I had to get home. Now with my daughter – even though I push things just as far or hard – that fear is much brighter and more evident thinking how my daughter would feel if I didn’t come home. Who inspires you? My number-one inspiration is my daughter. Everything has evolved to really being about her. This lifestyle for a long time – and still today – is somewhat selfish, yet there are a lot of things that I’ve found that I can bring back. So many people are so kind about how inspirational a lot of the things I do are and how it motivates them to get

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out and step out of their comfort zone and feel life. That’s been really refreshing over the years to hear that, but the inspiration for me without a doubt really is inspiring my daughter. This year alone we’ve been to France and Poland and Russia together and she’s going on her first trip to Antarctica with me next year. I’m really excited that she is getting to know this planet and its people through what I’m doing. Do you believe in a god and, if so, which one? I’m not religious in any sense of organised religion, but my religion is nature, the planet and the universe – things that I can touch, feel, taste, smell, etc. Yet I’m also very fantasyoriented and I’d like to believe that there are magical, more powerful things that just can’t be explained, even though I’m by no means religious in any sense. What are your words of wisdom? There are a lot, but the ones that come to mind is that the time is now and there’s no excuse for not living your dreams. There are ways to find what you want to do and love to do and you just have to break out and go get that. It’s not only life, but it’s the quality of this life.

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Big and bold, the fare served in the diners of 1950s America hid behind nothing. Burgers, pies and milkshakes were the yardsticks by which a good diner was measured, and Brisbane’s 1950s-inspired South Side Diner presents its own take on the era with various incarnations of these staples. In the pie corner there’s pumpkin, apple, cherry and chocolate peanut butter fillings, while the mac ‘n’ cheese selection offers four gourmet takes on the humble meal. Like the diners of old, South Side Diner is open from early until late, so you can roll in for a stack of pancakes for breakfast, or indulge burger and sundae cravings long after the sun has set.

The British may not be regarded as gastronomes, but they have mastered honest comfort food. With a moniker that hints at a British heritage, Statler & Waldorf honours the traditions of England’s gastropubs. At the back of the locale, a courtyard is being polished to make the most of the sun’s summer rays, while inside two fireplaces etched in weathered brick walls eagerly await the winter months. The homely interior is matched by the food offerings, which include sourdough-crumbed eggplant parmigiana and roast of the day. All of the kitchen’s produce is sourced locally and anything not made onsite is procured from local providores.

When you like to catch up over a cup of coffee, it can be difficult to resist the demure treats that beckon from a cafe’s display cabinet. But a brownie here and a slice of cake there can add up to a lot of butter and sugar. Solving this issue, Coco Bliss Superfood Bar provides nourishing fare such as raw desserts, salads and acai bowls alongside organic coffee and cold-pressed juices. The bright and airy nook has a laid-back spirit in which to gather, with staff behind the counter explaining menu items and offering recommendations, and customers plucking greens from the resident herb garden. Eventually, the cafe will also open as a late-night dessert bar.

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There are many fine artisans who have mastered the craft of cold brew of late and another to add to the lauded list is North Carolinian collective, Slingshot Coffee Company. In addition to roasting its own single-origin beans locally, Slingshot takes a seasonal approach, changing its beans depending on the time of year so that it is always using the freshest crops. The team then hand brews and bottles the cold press in small batches, adding only one other ingredient – filtered tap water – to allow the beans’ flavours to shine. @ slingshotcoffeecompany.com

We are often warned off hoeing into too many lollies because they are packed with loads of artificial ingredients. But if the ingredients are natural, does that mean we can eat as many as we like? Big Picture Farm from Vermont in the USA makes delicious caramel using fresh goats milk from its own herd. Wrapped up in charming packages adorned with cartoon goats, the tasty confections come in a range of flavours including Sea Salt & Vanilla, Chai, Maple Cream and Cocoa Latte. @ bigpicturefarm.com

Beer will always hold a place amongst the most favoured summer libations, especially when it’s been brewed by people who are dedicated to the art. London-dwelling brewery The Kernel works on the philosophy that a beer should be worthy of attention and should force you to consider what you are drinking. Using upfront hops, lingering bitterness, warming alcohols and bodies of malt, the passionate crew makes pale ales, IPA and old-school London porters and stouts that are bottled alive and given time to grow. @ thekernelbrewery.com

CLEVER // COOKWARE Skilled chefs have long found alternative uses for objects in order to enhance their cooking techniques. Recent exhibition Altered Appliances investigated the retooling of industrial low-tech appliances and gadgets to offer alternative design solutions for the kitchen. Part of the master’s program at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the exhibition included Rollware by Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza and Povilas Raskevicius – a set of laser-cut rolling pins designed to produce bread-based edible dishware, adorned with customised patterns. @ wdka.nl

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For the dressing, peel the peaches and combine in a food processor with the dijon, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. With the food processor running, slowly add the extra-virgin olive oil until the dressing is creamy and emulsified.

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To serve, dollop some dressing on each plate and stack two peach halves, witlof leaves and randomshaped basil leaves around and on top. Split the burrata balls in halves or thirds and arrange over the salad. Scatter over the hazelnuts and drizzle with a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Season with the black salt and serve.

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gosslingmusic.com –– For her first LP Harvest of Gold, Gossling (known as Helen Croome to her friends) uses harps, European disco and her striking vocals to create a sonically rich album. born Hobart. performance that first made your world come alive

The first performance that made me fantasise about being a performer was the musical Beauty and the Beast, with Hugh Jackman playing Gaston. describe yourself in ten words

A lover of winter, open fires and gin and tonic. gets you out of bed in the morning Nintey-eight percent of the time it would be my alarm clock.

ALLEYWAY // MUSIC When Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and The Who took to the stage at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967, little did they know that the music festival would become a mainstay of popular culture. A festival that comes close to the ‘music, love and flowers’ motto of Monterey is St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which creates a casual atmosphere where music lovers can simply appreciate a live set. The festival is returning to the RNA Showgrounds on January 31, with a line-up that includes Haim, Lorde, Cloud Control and Chvrches. @ lanewayfestival.com

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THEATRICAL // AUSSIES On January 26, grills across Australia are lit and sausages sizzle in sync as homage is paid to the sunburnt country. Inspired by this national celebration, Queensland Theatre Company will open its 2014 season with Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day at QPAC from January 25. More Australian than a jar of Vegemite, the comedy follows the mayor of Coriole, who is trying to win over the local electorate by using the Australia Day barbecue as his platform. As the barbecue is hijacked, the play delivers a satirical examination of Australia’s national identity. @ queenslandtheatre.com.au

I played my first show outside Australia. It was an incredible buzz to play a gig on the other side of the world. tell me about passion Passion can make you reach for something rarely attainable. worth fighting for In my life, a career in music has been worth the fight so far and will be worth continuing to fight for. makes you different Fingerprints. tell me about creativity It is something that needs to be nurtured, given free rein and comes when I least expect. world you imagine A world where cheese is the international currency. words of wisdom Don’t underestimate your worth by comparing yourself to others.

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We’re all familiar with the Hills Hoist and the Victa lawn mower, but what about the iconic designs created here in Queensland? To showcase the finest examples of Queensland design, local designer Jason Bird recently released the Hightide book, which has culminated in an exhibition of the same name at Gallery artisan. The book showcases 22 leading designers from across the state, and works from these designers are on show at the exhibition, which runs until February 8. Pieces exhibited include electronics, furniture and lighting. @ artisan.org.au

Summer may be the season for music festivals of every genre, but it’s also the time for a festival of another kind: the SLAM Festival of beach volleyball. Setting up on Noosa Main Beach on Saturday December 14, the amateur beach volleyball festival combines a playful day of sport with sun, sand and music in a picturesque location. This year’s festival has a line-up of music that includes laid-back DJ sets, sunset session tunes and live music – all played as you serve, dig and spike your way to victory. Don’t forget to also pack your togs for a swim between games. @ slamfestival.com.au

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The US Civil War remains a murky part of the country’s history (with some Southerners still insisting on calling it the ‘War of Northern Aggression’). The music that arose from the tumultuous era, however, is less contentious. Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War takes 32 Civil War-era songs and gives them new life through the interpretations of today’s music cognoscenti. Loretta Lynn, Pokey LaFarge, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show and Vince Gill are amongst the many musicians who bring the history to life.

While Bing Crosby pretty much owns the jazzy-Christmas-song genre, there are a few hidden Yuletide gems from other jazz artists that are worthy of a listen. One of those is Christmas Cookin’ by electric jazz organist, Jimmy Smith. Amongst the few instrumental jazz musicians whose music regularly appeared on the Billboard charts, Jimmy played on many Christmas compilations, but this was his only solo effort. Working his way through the classics, his swinging style will bring a certain 1960s-style cocktail-party vibe to your festive season.

A rhythmically beguiling fusion of salsa, funk, R&B and Afro-Cuban folkloric music, timba is the signature musical style of Cuban group, Los Van Van. The most lauded post-revolution Cuban band – and the first to use synthesisers and drum machines – Los Van Van continues to be one of the Caribbean nation’s most popular dance groups. The ensemble has continued to modernise its sound during its 35-plus years of being, these days even incorporating hiphop into its music. Lllego... Van Van (Van Van is Here) is the group’s Grammy-winning album.

Even though it was released in the CD-and-MP3-friendly year of 2011, Parquet Courts’ first album – American Specialities – was initially only available on cassette tape. The follow-up album from the post-punk Brooklyn band, however, took the more modern route. Light Up Gold is heavy with upbeat guitar jams and energetic cymbal smashing, adding to a lyrically fun and lighthearted musical jaunt. Three of the foursome originally hail from Texas, but found their musical synergy upon moving to New York City.

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In Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World, you are introduced to the idea of fulfilling, rather than hedonistic, travel. Six continents, 130 countries and 159 organisations in the fields of conservation/wildlife, education/training, emergency/ relief, agriculture/farming and practicalities/raising money, guide you from first thoughts to realisation of your dream. Straight-forward, with all the pros and cons covered, as well as first-hand accounts, this guide will help you find the adventure you have been contemplating.

Thirty-two travel writers present firsthand accounts of their adventures. Here are Isabel Allende on getting a girl, Bryce Courtenay on getting dirty, Nikki Gemmell on unknown climes, along with a host of others documenting interesting goingson in places visited during their everyday calling. A brief biography of each writer introduces their text. Don George has edited six similar anthologies, and presents an eclectic mix of male and female authors to give a balanced outlook on the world at large. Interesting ideas for new travel destinations.

Both philosophers, these authors relate art to modern-day life: love, nature, money and politics reveal differing facets of our existence and shape our being. Why art? How is it expressed? How is it shown? How is it regarded? Consider love to politics and our reaction to art, and they could be used as tools to uncover a greater understanding of our own minds and personality. The authors guide us to that understanding with their thought-provoking selection of works and hope we will reflect upon their philosophical commentary, and, perhaps, become better people.

Stephen Bowers creates Australian pottery like you’ve never seen before. The famous willow pattern of China morphs into a True Blue cup of Australia and the European vase into Australian parrot themes. Stephen’s ceramics originated in the fertile atmosphere of JamFactory in Adelaide, where he was the director from 2004–2010. He has devoted his career to teaching the creative craft of pottery and his pieces range from man-sized urns to tiny coffee cups, with original designs reflecting aspects of Australian culture. A book for creators and collectors.

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FRESH CUT 2013: PART 2 IMA

IMA recently presented the first half of an exhibition of works from its pick of emerging artists, and the end of the year sees another crop of young artists showcase works for the second instalment of the Fresh Cut 2013 series. With works that are influenced by

voyeurism and surveillance, featured artists Anita Holtsclaw and Ruth McConchie form a complementary artistic pairing. Anita’s work comprises romantic films in specially constructed cinemas, while Ruth has created an installation of secret passageways designed for spying.

TRAVERSING BORDERS QUT ART MUSEUM

A connection to country is a strong part of Aboriginal culture, and a theme that is often prevalent in Aboriginal art. Celebrating the distinct styles of art from the Kimberley region, Traversing borders: art from the Kimberley features works from more than 60 contemporary artists. Within the region, artists from different communities create works that vary in terms of style and subject matter, but a central theme that runs through the exhibition is a belief in the connection that exists between all living things and the land. Many of the works have been sourced from remote regions, presenting local audiences with an opportunity to view art that is rarely exhibited. UNTIL MARCH 2

ABOVE: ALAN GRIFFITHS, BALI BALI BALGA, 2012, IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND WARINGARRI ABORIGINAL ARTS. TOP RIGHT: ANITA HOLTSCLAW, PALACES, 2013, IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. BOTTOM RIGHT: MARIAN DREW AND BARBARA HEATH, 2013, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHELSEA SIPTHORP, IMAGE COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF BRISBANE.

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To explore the historical significance of silver in art, Queensland’s leading visual artists have teamed up to create new works for an exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. In total, six pairs of artists have contributed to the exhibition, with each duo consisting of a photographer and map magazine supports modester and naboth

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CAI GUO-QIANG There are many dreams that go unfulfilled, floating about like balloons waiting for someone to tie a string to them and take them home. For a young boy growing up in China’s Cultural Revolution, a dream of becoming an artist could have easily drifted away, but Cai Guo-Qiang has always allowed his ideas to exist on a grand scale. He eventually left China to pursue a career as an artist, and has since created a body of conceptual work characterised not only by its lavish proportions, but also deep philosophical ruminations. His first Australian solo exhibition at GOMA (until May 2014) is no exception, presenting large-scale installations that examine human nature.

Sneaking into clandestine temples before daybreak to worship Buddha is one of Cai Guo-Qiang’s most vivid childhood memories. Born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, in China in 1957, Cai was raised during a time when religion was banned, so he, his grandmother and mother would practise their faith under a cloak of darkness instead. Despite the cultural barrenness of China at the time, Cai was raised in an artistic family that resisted the oppressiveness of Mao Zedong’s regime, allowing him to explore his creativity from a young age. “I dabbled a bit in everything,” he recalls. “I tried to write poetry and my own novel, I played music, I learned martial arts, but it seemed that all of these hobbies and interests helped me become an artist.” In order to avoid being sent to a forcedlabour camp when he was on cusp of adulthood, Cai enrolled in a theatre troupe. There, he discovered that he was more interested in designing the backdrops of the sets, and took up the study of stage design instead. “After I was finished with stage design it somehow brought me back to art. And I haven’t stopped since,” Cai explains of his eventual transition. Wherever Cai found himself in life, each road led him to the arts – even his fascination with space. For a brief period of time, he was mesmerised with the idea of becoming an astronaut, but admits that as a skinny young boy he didn’t think he would ever be strong and healthy enough to make it into outer space. For a long time

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he carried around this unfulfilled dream, but resolved the tension through art, which has provided him with another way to interact with the universe. Many of his works, especially his largescale explosives events in which he sends fiery sculptures and smoke signals into the sky, are designed to not only be visually striking, but also to open a dialogue with the universe. This interest in using explosives in art began while he was living in Japan from 1986–1995. Establishing himself as an artist while living in Japan, Cai began to experiment with gunpowder – using it explosively, but also as a medium to draw with. This theme has continued in his work, and his ability to conjure works of grand proportions and work with pyrotechnics and explosives saw him commissioned to oversee the fireworks for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Always open to change, Cai now calls New York City home, and his latest solo exhibition at GOMA, aptly titled Falling Back to Earth, is a shift of focus from the cosmos to matters of interest here on Earth. The exhibition explores the relationship between humanity and nature, which is most expressively evident in the installation Heritage. Commissioned for the exhibition, Heritage is an ambitious work that features 99 animals of all kinds, from kangaroos to lions, gathered around a waterhole. But despite this perfect vision of harmony, an unsettling feeling emanates from the scene. “There is a sense of

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melancholy about what has happened to our planet,” Cai explains of the work. “And because of conflicts between different people or different kinds of culture, it’s impossible to have such a harmonious scene.” Despite spending his days meditating on such scenarios, Cai takes an optimistic view of his art, regarding it as a form of self-preservation as well as self-expression. “Art to me is like a time-space tunnel,” he explains. “In two weeks I’ll turn 56, but art still allows me to act like a teenager and sends me back to my youth.” It’s this process that inspires Cai most, and his goal is to continue to enjoy making art. “I like making work and it makes me passionate about what I do,” he says excitedly. “All my assistants know that I like to do all kinds of work and I never stop – I like turning it into reality and being part of it. Sometimes museums end up acquiring my works, or I might be awarded for what I do, or my works might inspire people to think about social issues, but these are all outcomes that I didn’t quite anticipate and happen outside of my intention.” His ability to hold on to his sense of childlike wonder through art radiates in his generous smile, and he admits that one of the things he cherishes most is that he still has the ability to play, and play well. “You should keep the eyes you had when you were young,” he beams. “You should never lose the inquisitiveness or the curiosity that you had from your youth.”

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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR

MARGOT ROBBIE

WILL FORTE

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From a young age, Chiwetel Ejiofor was enamoured by stories, but it wasn’t until he discovered Shakespeare that his passion was truly ignited. Pursuing his love for drama, Chiwetel was performing with the National Youth Theatre by the age of 13 and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. His talent soon caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who cast him in his film debut, Amistad. As well as continuing to perform on stage, Chiwetel maintains an onscreen presence, most recently as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave – a film set in antebellum United States and based on a harrowing true story. Solomon is an educated musician living in upstate New York when he is kidnapped and forced into 12 years of slavery.

Just as Kylie Minogue will always be remembered as Charlene in Australia, Margot Robbie is still Donna from Neighbours to many of her fans. After growing up on the Gold Coast and moving to Melbourne to start her acting career, Margot outgrew her steady Neighbours gig and headed for Hollywood, where she landed her first major role in the TV series, Pan Am. Recently transitioning to film, Margot has starred in About Time and The Wolf of Wall Street, in which she plays Naomi – the pretty young thing who captures the fancy of corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). Living a life of excess after making his fortune on Wall Street, Jordan is hungry for more – impervious to the looming presence of the authorities.

Will Forte completed a degree in history and then worked in finance before finally deciding to indulge his comic streak. He has since written for and been part of the cast of Saturday Night Live, starred in a number of comedy films and, perhaps most impressively, registered the world’s 29thhighest Donkey Kong score in 2011. Despite his success as a gamer, Will’s focus remains on his acting career, recently playing the role of David in the heartwarming father-son tale, Nebraska. When David’s surly father Woody (Bruce Dern) receives a letter telling him that he has won a million dollars, he decides to roadtrip across four states to claim his fortune. David has never been close to his ageing father, but decides to join him on the long trip.

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His second album may be named Take It Slow, but this is not a principle Bobby Alu (the onstage moniker of Gold Coast musician Charles Wall) seems to take too seriously. Having toured the USA with Xavier Rudd, played festivals all over Australia and released said album all in the space of a year, Bobby shows no signs of taking it slow. His music is inspired by his Polynesian heritage and passion for world music, delivering soothing, chilled-out sounds that inspire a slower pace of life, if only for a moment. thehifi.com.au

Whether you identify as a Brad, a Janet, or perhaps even a Frank N. Furter type, you can experience the antics of the Rocky Horror Show’s outlandish characters at QPAC. Craig McLachlan will be donning the unique garb of the mansion’s resident cross-dresser, while Christie Whelan-Browne and Tim Maddren will breathe new life into the tale’s naive and ill-advised young couple. Brendan Irving will fill the namesake role of Rocky, and some familiar faces will reprise the eccentric likes of Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia. qpac.com.au

Imaginings of summertime are filled with roadtrips, camping, music and nature – and, for the first time in Byron Bay, The Falls Music & Arts Festival combines these summer essentials over four days. This year’s line-up sees such artists as Vampire Weekend, Violent Femmes, Solange and The Rubens join festivalgoers in the beachside town where artworks and market stalls will be popping up. Punters can also partake in The Village Art Camp, Boogie Nights and Falls Fiesta, or visit The Village – where strange goings-on often occur. fallsfestival.com.au

There may be something formulaic about chart-topping pop albums, but every now and then an unexpected record will enter the scene. Such was the case when Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells was released in the 1970s. In a live performance, two brave and talented men will perform the multi-layered and complex album, which quickly shot to number one around the world. Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts will juggle the many instruments required to resurrect the familiar tunes, and face many frenzied moments throughout. brisbanepowerhouse.org

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›My creativity comes from ... within. ›I ‘fuel’ my creativity by ... a variety of ways both in and out of the studio. I spend a lot of time developing a character, which continues right through the rehearsal process until curtain down on the last performance of the season. For example, when it comes to Clara for The Nutcracker (who is a 12-year-old girl), I’m spending a lot of time observing the children in our production and how they behave in different situations. ›I love my job because ... it combines my two loves of acting and dance, so it’s the perfect job, really. Having the opportunity to perform so many diverse characters – including some who are very different to my personality – is very fun to explore. It challenges me every day. ›Through my work, I would like to ... take audiences on a journey through my performances. I love the audience leaving the theatre having felt an emotional connection with the story, and also feeling entertained.

›Favourite author: Enid Blyton. ›Director who inspires me: Christopher Nolan. ›Favourite actor: Leonardo DiCaprio. ›Most played on my iPod: It’s constantly on shuffle. ›Performer I love: Beyoncé. ›Artist I most admire: Photographer Christian Fletcher. ›Favourite musician: Hans Zimmer.

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TAROT; OLD WAYS, NEW YEAR december 13–24 AT SOUTHSIDE TEA ROOM

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A tarot card reader, some letterpress experts and 22 artists walk into a bar – this is the fortune predicted for Southside Tea Room in an event that will kick off a unique exhibition. The exhibition sees each of the talented artists reimagine a card from the tarot pack, with their resulting artworks being printed by Little Peach Co and displayed at Southside Tea Room. On opening night, a tarot reader will use the limited number of cards to conduct mystical readings.

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Find a patch of grass and sing to your favourite Christmas tunes. DECEMBER 14

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

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december 9 and 11 AT DENDY PORTSIDE To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents a special performance that will screen in cinemas globally. With a rich history spanning from its early period under Laurence Olivier’s leadership, the National Theatre has seen Britain’s finest theatrical talents grace its stage. In this celebratory production, a selection of the most noted actors to perform on the stage of the National Theatre will revisit some of the theatre’s finest onstage moments.

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The unassuming group of school friends from Devon who shot to fame and wound up selling more than 15-million albums is returning to Brisbane. Having won seven MTV Awards, two Brit Awards, nine NME Awards, six Q Awards, four Kerrang! Awards and a Best Rock Album Grammy, Muse will present its Australian fans with the energetic alt-rock sounds that have gained the group such popularity. The gig will be supported by Birds of Tokyo.

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AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS january 23 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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Regarded for his essay collections and personal reflections such as Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris is celebrated around the world for his murky humour and satirical representations of intimate experiences. In an evening of conversation, David’s sharp-eyed perceptions on life will be brought to the stage. By reading his essay Author, Author?, from his most recent title, fans can ascertain David’s views on author tours.

and world music performances. JANUARY 10–12 AT SANDGATE TOWN HALL

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OUR DREAMING: ANIMATING COUNTRY from december 13 AT SLQ

Although technology may change the way in which stories are passed down through generations, the tradition of doing so remains unbroken. Discovering new approaches to telling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, Our Dreaming: animating country is a vibrant venture comprising exhibitions, workshops and events. As well as preserving a legacy for new generations, the stories are intended to connect people to the past, and with each other.

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WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL

MUSIC from december 27 to january 1 AT WOODFORDIA Each year in the natural surrounds of Woodfordia, lights are strung, music is heard and spirited folk gather for the Woodford Folk Festival. As the New Year arrives, campers congregate to enjoy the music, dances, street theatre, discussions, films and other events unique to the festival. Incorporating a variety of cultural experiences and a line-up that includes Clare Bowditch, Julian Marley and The Basics, the festival invites you to escape reality for six blissful days.

to life on stage. JANUARY 8–18 AT LA BOITE FAIR

LIFELINE BOOKFEST

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THE GILDED CAGE from december 12 AT PALACE CINEMAS

fill it with books,

The experience of living in a foreign country can be overwhelming for some, but that’s not the case for Maria and José, a Portuguese couple living in Paris. When the pair emigrated from Portugal, they quickly fit in to their new lives, becoming indispensable to those who lived around them. So when news comes of an opportunity for Maria and José to fulfil their dream of returning home, their friends and neighbours scramble to find ways to prevent the move.

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January’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to maintain throughout the year, but if you’re determined to start 2014 on a healthy note, the Resolution Run could be a good way to get yourself on track. Beginning at 6:00 am, the run allows participants to start the year at their own pace by either walking or running the distance options of 5.5 and 11 km. And for those who need a little extra incentive, the event also raises funds for charity.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Oil barons, ten-gallon hats and George W. Bush have all earned Texas a reputation that not all its cities are keen to embrace. Fostering a more liberal and artistic approach to life, Austin has evolved to become one of the most creative cities of the Southern United States. Coexisting happily with its thriving music scene – which has produced the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin – Austin’s creative milieu of food and design is earning a reputation as one of the USA’s most dynamic. Aside from its traditional Southern charm, the Texan city’s food trucks, cafes, artisans, honky-tonks and boutique abodes like the Hotel San Jose are just a few of the reasons why people of all creative bents are flocking to its reaches.

An immaculately coiffed girl works her fingers dexterously over the fat strings of a double bass, setting a solid twostep rhythm. One of her counterparts joins in with an upbeat three-chord progression on the guitar, tapping her heeled foot in time with the bass. The third member of the trio waits patiently, a fiddle cocked under her chin and her bow hovering in anticipation – before launching into a jubilant melody, sending feet tapping throughout the room. The dance floor of The White Horse, a honky-tonk on Austin’s east side, is filled with couples – old and young, hipster and not-so – stepping in time. A cowboyhatted gent approaches the table at which my friend and I sit, and tips his hat in my direction. I dart my eyes away, hoping he’ll find another target, but then I realise that it’s not often that I’m in a honky-tonk in Texas, being asked to dance by a cowboy. He whirls me around the dance floor with the expert ease of someone used to controlling wayward dance partners. Having never danced the twostep, I try to follow his lead rather than simply hold on for dear life. Before long the song has ended and he leans me back into a dramatic dip. Escorting me back to my table, he tips his hat again and disappears into the crowd. After a few hours of ‘honky-tonking’ at The White Horse, my friend and I head down East 6th Street in search of a taxi back to our hotel, hoping to find one before we reach the infamous stretch of shot bars nicknamed ’Dirty Sixth’ by the locals. Luckily

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we’d been advised to dedicate our evening to the more easterly end of East 6th, where the vibe is more laid-back, the alcohol more intelligently consumed, and the establishments more reputable. The piquant aroma of street food sidles into the air as we reach a small trailer park occupied by a huddle of food trucks and hordes of people. Organic tacos, fresh pad Thai, funnel cakes and Philly cheesesteak are all on offer at the park – known as the East Side Fillin’ Station – to be devoured standing up or crammed in at picnic tables with other revellers. As late-night snacks go, this is heaven. But, as we soon discover, the Fillin’ Station is just one of countless food trailer parks throughout the city, just waiting to satiate you when hunger unexpectedly strikes. Having gorged ourselves on a makeshift Mexican-Thai fusion (my friend tops it off with chocolate-covered bacon), we finally snag a taxi and head across the Colorado River to South Congress Avenue, home to our temporary abode, Hotel San Jose. Discreetly squirrelled away behind a row of elegantly trimmed hedges in the heart of the fashionable ‘SoCo’ strip, Hotel San Jose is a chic sanctuary in the near-heart of the city. The hedgelined pathways leading to each room create a secret-garden-like feel, accented by bamboo, lime trees and other greenery. Our room is of relatively minimalist decor save for a few decidedly Texan touches, including a cow-skin rug. The walls play host to large

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photographic tributes to Austin’s music scene, with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and The Gourds all holding court. Vibrant mismatched patterns (the bathrobes rival Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat) and leather and wooden furnishings add a cosiness that makes it easy to feel at home. Upon waking in the morning, our first thought is food. We head out to sample more of the food-truck fare in fear that our time in Austin will come to an end without us having sampled all the glorious street food on offer. Armed with ‘artisan’ grilled cheese sandwiches (cheddar, gruyere and balsamic apricot fig on beer bread), we set out to explore the SoCo shopping strip. A few steps from Hotel San Jose, a crowd gathers in a beer garden, revelling in the sounds of a live band. The music echoes up the street, giving the neighbourhood a jovial vibe – for us a treat, but for the locals just any other Sunday in Austin. Along South Congress we burrow through endless boutiques – vintage, antiques, fashion, vinyl, books and requisite western attire – receiving a warm Southern welcome wherever we go. As we near the end of the SoCo strip, an Airstream trailer glistens in the distance, beckoning us towards its open window. It’s a little early for lunch but we peruse the menu all the same – fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, corn on the cob ... I think we’ll stay. Visit www.mrandmrssmith.com for further information or contact the Mr & Mrs Smith travel team on 1300 89 66 27.

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Sipping a cider, cooling off with some ice-cream and enjoying the fruits of the season are some of summer’s simplest pleasures. Each day, Pablo serves up its summer menu, featuring the season’s best and freshest produce alongside some tempting treats. You can book your weekday get-togethers at the fully licensed cafe, and enjoy its local organic offerings accompanied by a crisp glass of wine or cider. If nocturnal celebrations have you seeking a morning-after refuge, follow up your weekend gatherings with a replenishing breakfast – and perhaps a bloody mary – at Pablo. You can also treat friends to Pablo’s gift vouchers.

Fashions may change and tastes may differ, but quality fabrics remain a constant prerequisite of any stylish wardrobe. Emporium’s own provider of beautiful fabrics, Alla Moda embraces fun colours, playful prints and charming lightweight plaids during the summer season. Those seeking thoughtful holiday gift ideas can surprise stylish recipients with hand-sewn items, or opt for an Alla Moda gift voucher. Fashion-savvy friends and family members can then select from the store’s superior range, which includes Swiss organza by Jakob Shlaepfer, as well as printed linens, silk chiffon and silk satins.

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Finding unique gifts for discerning friends and family members can become a frenzied task as Christmas draws near. To save yourself the trouble of rushing around, you can take your list of recipients to Gift Nation where the store’s team can help you select from a range of inspired pieces. Unique fashion items, vibrant homewares, chic jewellery, and fun accessories for men and women fill the unassuming space that sits beside Jamie’s Espresso Bar on James Street. And to make things even easier, you can also peruse and purchase Gift Nation’s eclectic wares from the store’s comprehensive website.

Those seeking a break from the craziness of the silly season can pull up a seat in the grand-old Queenslander that houses Cafe Auchenflower and make themselves feel at home. With its aromatic Blackstar Coffee, freshly made meals, decadent treats and friendly team, Cafe Auchenflower provides a peaceful haven in its quiet suburban setting. Open seven days from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, the relaxed locale serves as a temporary escape from the demands of the Christmas season. Cafe Auchenflower will be closing from Monday December 23 and reopening on Wednesday January 1.

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Those who have gathered around a hot barbecue under the sun or toiled over a Christmas roast during December will understand that the heat of the Australian summer is most effectively fought with a crisp beverage. Just in time for the silly season, Beer Towers Australia is launching its new range of towers, designed for sharing cold drinks on tap. Stemming from a European-born concept, beer towers make an ideal Christmas gift for those who appreciate a delicious brew on a summer’s day. You can use beer towers to enjoy any of your favourite drinks, which are kept cool for hours by the tower’s ice tubes.

When a designer is enlisted to create eyewear for sultans, princesses, lords and dukes, you can safely say their frames project a distinctive air. Available at Emporium’s Eye Candy, Anna-Karin Karlsson’s bold collection of couture eyewear was inspired by the UK’s underground music scene and is now featured amongst the Fortitude Valley store’s range of limited-edition pieces. Anna-Karin’s intrepid design philosophy has been favoured by the fashionforward likes of Lady Gaga and those who enjoy making stylish statements. Visit Eye Candy to discover its exclusive eyewear designs in time for summer.

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When husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames began crafting modern home furnishings in the 1940s, a new wave of interior design hit homes all over the world. Today, those with a taste for mid-century, Danish and Eames-style design can step into addVintage, and make themselves at home. addVintage’s vibrant new cafe space offers shoppers a place to visualise their dream homes, while sipping beverages such as the cafe’s specialty Veneziano Coffee from vintage cups. Enjoy the sunshine or relax in the shade of an umbrella, before heading inside to peruse the store’s quality homewares.

Excitement builds as Christmas draws closer, but obtaining heartfelt gifts for your loved ones can swiftly turn into a race against time. Enjoy the unhurried experience of discovering festive gifts under the twinkling lights of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree in King George Square at the BrisStyle Christmas Markets. On Saturday December 7 and on Friday December 13, gift givers can encounter a relaxed shopping experience and find local handmade treasures to impress each beneficiary. Discover the stories behind each trinket as you meet their makers and come to appreciate the thought put into the market’s wares.

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The advent of Christmas signals the season for parties, get-togethers and special events, which is the ideal time of year to make sure your nails are in great shape. Emporium’s Deluxe Nail Spa specialises in manicures and pedicures to make you feel refreshed – and, while you’re there, owners Katrina and Chelsea can help you select pampering presents and gift vouchers in-store. December 19 and 24 will also see Deluxe Nail Spa host two banquet events to celebrate the festive season with its clients. Treat tired hands and feet to a relaxing treatment at the nail spa and feel rejuvenated in time for the party season.

Steve Jobs once said: “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” And when design and functionality come together, life is made simpler. Cult by Corporate Culture’s authentically designed range of furniture, lighting and accessories exemplifies this ethos and celebrates the best in brands. International and Australian designs are represented in the showroom, with pieces that prove authenticity can be affordable. On Thursday December 12, Corporate Culture will host an evening of shopping, champagne and treats. HAY gift-wrapping and discounts on furniture will also be offered.

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A lot can change in 90 years, and timeworn images of Brisbane reveal just how radically a city can evolve during a single lifetime. Since 1923, Brisbane Arcade has retained its elegant charm and continued to contribute to the history of its namesake city. The longstanding arcade, which connects Queen Street Mall and Adelaide Street, is home to 50 specialty stores, event spaces and designer boutiques. Take a stroll through the handsome arcade and you will discover distinctive gifts, designer wares and vintage treasures. You can keep up with Brisbane Arcade’s news on its website and Facebook page.

Special occasions should be celebrated fittingly – with style, sophistication and champagne. Those seeking an elegant inner-city setting for a distinctive event can choose from two stylish function spaces at Brisbane Arcade’s Room with Roses. Its new Champagne Room, ideal for cocktail functions for up to 50 guests, and stunning Chandelier Room that fits up to 80 guests for cocktailstyle events, can now be reserved for all occasions. Or, for grander proceedings, you can secure the entire venue for up to 150 guests. Those wishing to plan intimate gatherings can also indulge in a decadent high tea on The Balcony.

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Those looking to make this Christmas a particularly remarkable one and present their special somebody with a distinct statement gift can visit Margot McKinney’s Emporium-based boutique, and peruse some of the one-of-akind pieces the jeweller is renowned for. Be it sparkling gems, Australia South Sea pearls, or exquisite opals set in a stunning piece of jewellery, each of Margot’s unique works embody her distinguished talents. Proud to be part of her 129-year-old family business, Margot has been honoured with significant awards in recent years, including the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards and the prix de Marie Clair – Best Fine Jewellery Designer Australia. Margot McKinney’s designs are drawn from her love of travelling and her appreciation for fine gems. These inspirations are complemented by her fascination for all the grand eras of design, which lend Margot’s works a timeless quality.

Just as the garments we wear should reflect our local climate and activity, the way we dress our homes should reflect the Australian lifestyle. Since 1987, Jardan has been designing stylish furniture that is perfectly suited to Australian homes. Having collaborated with local and international artists and designers, Jardan’s new range of homewares also reflects our easy-going lifestyle, with its distinctly relaxed and hard-wearing qualities. The new range features a curated selection of lightweight blankets and cushions alongside simple yet sophisticated ceramics and tableware, which are created locally by hand and make distinctive Christmas gifts. Jardan’s fine wares are manufactured with sustainability in mind and each piece of the family-owned company’s new Raw tableware range – which includes beautifully crafted serving bowls, platters, plates and side bowls – is unique in size, colour and finish.

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When fine craftsmanship and innovative design principles are passed down through generations of experienced hands and open minds, a unique approach to product development can materialise. Founded in 1925 by two young engineers with inventive ideals, Bang & Olufsen still creates its products with this same philosophy. Just as experienced craftsmen will appreciate design in a uniquely adept way, discerning music lovers will appreciate the natural and authentic sound performance of superior headphones. With the recent launch of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones and BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones, music aficionados can enjoy the striking looks, clear sounds and luxurious materials that make up the new headphones. The two headphone styles join a sophisticated range of B&O PLAY products that will make perfect Christmas presents for serious music lovers and those

who appreciate good design. The listening experience created by the understated technology enables you to enjoy your favourite music with better clarity – and in better style – than Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen might have ever imagined possible when they launched their enterprise all those decades ago. The BeoPlay H6 headphones are made from carefully selected leathers and other materials that are manufactured to last, and are also adjustable, ergonomic and comfortable enough to wear all day long. Founded on the key principles of design, performance, humanisation and craftsmanship, Bang & Olufsen’s long history has allowed these core values to be refined and advanced over time. Those with discerning loved ones on their Christmas lists can visit the Bang & Olufsen showroom on the corner of James and Doggett Streets in Fortitude Valley and experience the B&O PLAY innovations first-hand.

50 James Street, Fortitude Valley T. 3358 6811 beoplay.com

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