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10 THE ROAD TO RIO Get ready for the biggest party of 2016 14 MEMORIES OF THE FLAME A look back on the cities that have played host to the Olympic Games 16 FOOD Danika Heslop's winter tips and new menu 20 TRAVEL Escape the winter 24 FESTIVALS A feast of words and images

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LIFESTYLE SECTION 28 WARM UP YOUR HOME Advice from the experts 30 GOING GREEN Seven energy-saving tips 32 START-UPS Move in the right direction 34 RESUMES THAT WORK Five expert tips to make your resume work for you 36 FITNESS Tips from Olympians 38 FASHION Inspired monochromatic winter looks 42 BOOKS Winter reads 44 NUTRITION Global warming 46 RECIPES Tastes of winter

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Welcome to the winter '10th Anniversary' edition of Jamaica Blue Escape. This issue is bursting with travel spots, home ideas, winter tips and tasty recipes to get you through the cooler months of 2016. More importantly, this issue is an ode to Rio. Not only is Brazil home to the greatest sporting show on Earth this August, it's also the home of our delicious new Seasonal Single Origin Blend. Sit back, relax and enjoy... and don't forget to share your winter Jamaica Blue experience on Facebook and Instagram using #jbescape. You could find yourself in an upcoming edition!

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November last year. A one-stop digital destination, Plaza Low Yat is notorious for being the most comprehensive IT mall in Kuala Lumpur, and Jamaica Blue is thrilled to have a new café in the mall. Here, you can sample a diverse range of delicious dishes that are freshly made on the premises and prepared using premium, local

ingredients. “The clientele is mainly working adults and tourists, as there are many corporate towers nearby and it is also located within tourist attractions,” Jamaica Blue Malaysia spokesperson Jocelyn Lee explains. “Our café in Plaza Low Yat is also the first licensed café of Jamaica Blue Malaysia. Apart from serving Jamaica Blue Signature Blend and Blue Mountain coffee, the café also serves alcoholic drinks such as beer, wine and whisky to offer more beverage selections to consumers, especially for those who wish to chill and relax with colleagues or friends after a long day of work.” The contemporary café menu

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features an appetising range of à la carte and takeaway options, including crunchy fresh salads, gourmet wraps, tasty breakfast items and a tempting selection of snacks and sweet treats. “To complement the drinks, bar snacks are available on the menu alongside the usual breakfast menu, sandwiches, burgers, salads and pastas,” Jocelyn adds. Next time you’re in the area to stock up on the latest in IT technology, pop in and say hi to the team at Jamaica Blue café Plaza Low Yat, where you can recharge, rejuvenate and refresh with a taste of the Caribbean!

VISIT ALL OF OUR JAMAICA BLUE CAFÉS IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Mid Valley Megamall Level 1, South Court Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur, 59200 Plaza Low Yat G-032 & G032A, Plaza Low Yat No. 7 Jalan Bintang Off Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Setia City Mall Persiaran Setia Dagang Setia Alam 40170 Shah Alam Selangor

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JAMAICA BLUE MACKAY: BIGGER AND BETTER For five years, franchisees duo Adam and Stuart Snell and their team have been whipping up wonderful meals and delicious drinks for Mackay residents. That was until their café, situated in the middle of the CBD along Victoria Street, began to feel the impact of city refurbishments – which took far longer than expected and seriously impacted their foot traffic. The father and son duo were confident that the café wasn’t having any trouble attracting regular customers. Rather, it was the location that was holding them back. Their once thriving café started to stall and when they realised their sales levels had dropped by more than 30 per cent they decided it was time to take action. “The city heart has never recovered and in order for us to recover, we had to move,” Stuart says. So they shut up shop at their existing premises and in March this year, Stuart and Adam

(alongside a team of around 15 staff) opened the doors to their new Jamaica Blue café at Sydney Street Markets. They’re now operating in much roomier premises, upgrading from a 100m2 space in the city to a 150m2 venue, where they’re working with a brand new kitchen and upgraded equipment. “We were very restricted in our menu at Victoria Street, as we had a very small kitchen,” Stuart said in a recent interview. “Here we have a full kitchen… and we now have the full Jamaica Blue menu!” State franchise manager Erin Warner hopes to secure the café a liquor licence later this year, so it can eventually trade at night and become a dinner destination. “It’s the perfect location for it,” Erin says.

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hen sipping your creamy latté or admiring the deep golden brown crema of your espresso, you’re probably thinking more about its delicious taste than you are about where it’s from. But did you know that your humble Jamaica Blue brew has travelled across the globe, simply to ensure you get the perfect cup of coffee? Regardless of whether you’re sipping our Jamaica Blue Mountain® Single Origin Coffee grown in the mountains of Jamaica, or our Jamaica Blue Signature Blend that includes Indian, Ethiopian and Mexican beans, be assured that you’re enjoying some of the finest coffee in Australia. Our latest brew, the Seasonal Single Origin Coffee from Brazil, is another prime example. Brazil is a coffee-loving nation; by the 1840s, Brazil had become the world’s largest producer

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a title it has maintained to this day. Brazil now accounts for one-third of all the coffee drunk in the world! So, it was only natural that we turned to Brazil to find the ‘next big thing’ in coffee. In searching for our newest source, at Jamaica Blue cafés we were looking for a coffee that lived up to the standard set by our existing range. “A quality coffee has a golden crema, pleasant aroma, smooth mouth feel, thick body in the mouth, no bitter taste and a pleasant after-taste, which calls for ‘seconds’,” Jeremy Regan, Jamaica Blue’s Master Roaster and resident coffee expert explains. One sip and we think you’ll agree that our Brazil Seasonal Single Origin fits the bill, and then some! Be sure to try one while you can, as it’s currently available on a limited run only. Pop in to your local Jamaica Blue café and ask for a Brazil Single Origin today!

DID YOU KNOW? Single origin in coffee terms generally relates to coffee beans that are produced by a single farm, a single mill, or a single group of farms. They are then sold without blending them with any other coffees. Our Brazil Single Origin brew has been carefully produced by local farmers, whose dedication to the craft produces a pure bean coffee and a memorable drinking experience.

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to see trends come and go throughout the 10 years of Escape,” Mark adds. “We haven’t featured a travel image on the cover for many years, but with the upcoming Rio Olympics and the launch of our new Brazil Single Origin Coffee in-store, it seemed like perfect timing to bring back a travel cover for this edition.” One significant development in Escape over recent years has been a stronger focus on all Jamaica Blue has to offer. Words of wisdom from experts like our own Executive Chef, Danika Heslop have proven among the most popular new sections. From seasonal entertaining tips to the best dinner party

recipes, and the tales behind the latest Jamaica Blue menus, Danika has taken on a central role. “Our readers love the great mix of recipes, tips for entertaining and cooking shortcuts in the contributions from Danika,” Mark adds. “And she will continue to have an important presence in the new issues over the coming months, along with everything else we have planned.” So, it’s with heartfelt thanks for the 10 years of support we offer this, our 40th issue, to you our loyal readers. All we want is for you enjoy your coffee, and by reading this magazine, take a moment to relax – and escape!

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when Escape started, we had just 52 cafés in Australia and six locations overseas. We’ve grown rapidly and now boast more than 160 locations in seven different regions around the globe.” Just like the Jamaica Blue cafés, Escape has also evolved over those 10 years and 40 issues, keeping an eye on the changing times and staying up to date with the latest trends. Through regular sections like ‘Travel’, ‘Spotlight Stores’ and ‘Ex-Pat Tales’ we have featured over 100 exciting destinations from Melbourne to Munich, and just about everywhere in between. “It’s also been interesting

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With the world spotlight to shine on Rio de Janeiro through August for the Olympic Games, the Brazilian city is ready to fly the flag and put on the party of the year. By John Burfitt

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That’s the mental image that Mr Carlos de Abreu, Ambassador Consul-General of Brazil in Australia, wants people to conjure up, as his country welcomes to the world to the

party of the year. “Imagine that long red carpet running all the way to Brazil, up to Christ the Redeemer on the mountain, and then straight across to the Olympic Stadium,”

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part of of city. This area includes two of Rio's most famous landmarks: the Maracanã stadium, which will stage the opening and closing ceremonies and football matches, and Sambódromo, the home of the carnival parade that will host the Olympic marathon and Olympic and Paralympic archery events. The other Olympic zones are at Deodoro and Barra, but it is Copacabana Beach, where the city meets the Atlantic Ocean, that is sure to provide the worldwide TV broadcasts with the most beautiful images of the city at the height of play. Copacabana is where the Beach Volleyball Arena is located, and Fort Copacabana at the southern end of the beach will host the marathon swimming, triathlon, para-triathlon, Olympic cycling road race and Paralympic marathon events. A little further inland, the stunning Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, surrounded by mountains and gazed down upon by Christ the Redeemer, will be the site of Lagoa Stadium, where the rowing, canoe sprint and para-canoe events will be staged. Maria da Glória along Guanabara Bay and Sugarloaf Mountain and will be the base for the sailing competitions. It is with pride that Ambassador Consul-General and Sydney Olympics. Ambassador Consul-General de Abreu says. “That is how The Rio de Janeiro Olympic de Abreu, who was born in we want to make people feel Games will commence on August Rio, admits his city is more welcome as the Olympic Games 5, and be held in the Brazilian than up to the challenge of is a very special event for us.” city for 17 days. Weeks later, the hosting the Olympics. After the And for the world as well, as Paralympics will commence on extraordinary success of the this is the first Olympic Games September 7 and run for 11 days. World Cup in 2014, the Olympic ever to be held in South America, The action of the Games will Games are sure to take that and only the third in the be held across four zones of festive spirit to a whole new Southern Hemisphere – joining Rio, with the main action in the level. the ranks with the Melbourne Maracanã Zone in the northern “This is the biggest sporting

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event in the world, and Rio is a very good place for it to be,” Ambassador Consul-General de Abreu says. “This city has a culture of playing host to the world. Just like in Australia, you have a culture of knowing how to receive foreigners and how to make them welcome. Rio is like that and everyone is very welcome.” There is already certain to be a strong Australian presence in Rio for the Games. Ambassador Consul-General de Abreu confirms that 53,000 tickets for the Olympic Games have already been bought in Australia. “Australians have a tradition of going overseas and enjoying their time away with a big adventure as part of a larger journey,” he says. “Distance and language were once such barriers, but I don’t think that is the case anymore. People are more willing for the adventure. In Brazil, you will feel at home quickly and be amazed

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at the level of English that is spoken, especially in the busy tourist areas.” After the success of the FIFA World Cup two years ago – an event where many people speculated whether Rio was really in shape to host, and yet it emerged triumphant – Rio has proven it is a city that likes to surprise. For a city that has turned its spectacular Carnival into a world arts event, just what the plans are for the Olympic Opening and Closing ceremony is anyone’s guess. “This will be an Opening Ceremony that is sure to become the benchmark that all others will be compared against – it will be one not to be missed,” Leigh Ann Pow, editorial director of luxury magazine International Traveller, says. “I get the sense this is an Olympic Games the world is really excited by and looking forward to, as it is a vibrant, festive city that is renowned for hosting the best parties on

the planet. Not every city in the world knows how to stage a world event and put on a party, but Rio does. So, we are expecting these to be a party Olympics.”

THE FACTS ON RIO POPULATION: 6.3 million OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Portuguese FOUNDED: 1565 by Portuguese explorer Estacio de Sa RANK: Second biggest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo) LOCALS: Known as ‘Carioca’s’ WORLD LANDMARK: Christ the Redeemer statue FLYING TIME: 18 – 21 hours (from eastern Australian capitals) TIME DIFFERENCE: 13 Hours (AEST)

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NOT TO MISS Called by many as ‘the most beautiful city in the world’, there is a lot to love about Rio, and some places that just should not be missed.

Copacabana Beach

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With arms extended over Guanabara Bay, this 38-metrehigh statue of Jesus is Rio’s most famous landmark. Perched atop the Corcovado mountain, the monument sits 710 metres above sea level and the view from the top offers the most breathtaking views of the city. It has been listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Beach volleyball is far more than a sport on this world famous stretch of sand – it is a way of life. Copacabana attracts tourists throughout the year for far more than just swimming in the ocean or lazing on the sand. The passing parade of people is the greatest show in town.

IPANEMA BEACH

LAPA This is where the city truly lets down its hair and the parties on. Rio's night-life capital is a precinct of run-down mansions that have been reborn as teeming samba clubs. Located

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just down the hill from the bohemian Santa Teresa, this is the place to take in all the youthful exuberance, with an abundance of drinking, eating and dancing on the streets.

CINELANDIA Embrace the culture of this city rich in history, right in the heart of the Centro area. Cinelândia first became popular in the 1930s, when cinemas, theatres and restaurants were built and today, the Municipal Theatre, National Museum of Fine Arts and National Library are the grand landmarks.

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The southern Rio beach that had a Grammy-winning song written about a girl strolling across the sand has long defined all the styling of beach chic. The stretch of white sand, and the array of bodies strewn along it, are the star attractions in this part of town, affectionately called ‘Little Paris’.

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The golden glories of past Olympic Games are showcased by reminders in the many cities that have played host. By John Burfitt

Ask the locals of any city that has hosted the Olympic Games for their recollections of the greatest moments of when the Games came to town, and then stand back as the flood of stories fly thick and fast. Many former Olympic cities keep those memories alive in a range of museums and exhibitions, capturing all the tales of the highs, the lows and the legacy from their time when all the world came to compete. So step up to the dais now and celebrate the cities where the Olympics were held, and are remembered for a range of reasons.

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LONDON (1908, 1948, 2012) Plans for a grand Olympic Museum capturing London’s greatest moments from the three times it hosted the Games were shelved a few years back. Instead, the Museum of London has taken on the role of highlighting the city’s many Olympic memories with a collection of souvenirs, artworks and medals. The best legacy of the 2012 Games is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the London 2012 Trail Guide tour takes in all the sites where the events were staged.

including the unofficial mascot Fatso the Wombat and Kylie Minogue in her closing ceremony showgirl outfit. Taking pride of place is the Olympic Cauldron, which is now a spectacular fountain. At its base are the names of the 1,972 Olympic Medalists and 2,627 Paralympic Medalists who competed.

SEOUL (1988)

The second Olympic Games ever held in Asia are remembered by the South Koreans as, "one of the most splendid moments in the 1000-year history of Korea." SYDNEY (2000) The vast Seoul Olympic Museum Just outside the Sydney Olympic in the city's Olympic Peace Park Stadium is a forest of 480 Games pays tribute to the '88 Games. Six Memories Poles featuring the exhibition halls in the museum stories, videos and sounds of the recall every chapter of Seoul's 2000 Games. Atop many of the journey to host the Games and poles are statues of iconic images, all 15 days of competition. The

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headlines. Also on display are the medals and olive branches awarded to runner Edwin Flack, Australia’s first Olympic champion from Athens in 1896.

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Place of Harmony hall broadcasts the entire opening and closing ceremonies, while Place of Glory hall is an audio-visual feast with a commemorative movie and a special interactive film.

TOKYO (1964)

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The Tokyo Games are revered by many Japanese for the healing bridge they created between the past and future. Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum in the Tokyo National Stadium features LOS ANGELES (1932, 1984) a range of medals, delegates' The Los Angeles Memorial uniforms, relay torches and the Coliseum is the only stadium to flags that hung throughout the have hosted the Olympics twice. streets of Tokyo. The awardOlympic memorials include the winning film Tokyo Olympiad cauldron used in both Games also screens, detailing the and the grand bronze statues event from opening to closing created for '84's Olympic Gateway ceremonies in vivid detail. In entrance. The most prized just four years, the Olympics mementos from both LA Olympics will return to Tokyo for the 2020 are a few blocks away at the Games. LA84 Foundation Sports Library which houses gold medals, street MELBOURNE (1956) banners, relay torches and a Melbourne’s Olympic memories miner's lamp used to carry the are in the Faster, High, Stronger flame during the 1984 relay. Olympic exhibition at the MCG’s National Sports Museum. The museum contains over 150 items Los Angeles from 1956, including gold medals won by the golden girl runners Betty Cuthbert and Shirley Strickland and swimming great Murray Rose, as well as Cuthbert’s running spikes and Rose’s swimming trunks. There is also is a blue Russian cap from the vicious, blood-soaked water polo match between Russia and Hungary, which made world

The Olympics in the German capital are remembered for being the best of times and the worst of times. The best was the introduction of the flame relay from Greece to the site of the Games – a tradition that has continued to today. The worst was how Hitler shockingly used the Games for Nazi propaganda. Tours of the restored Berlin Olympic Stadium highlight the imposing spectacle of the building, and offer insights into golden triumphs at the Games by the likes of US sprinter, Jesse Owens.

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he winter months are a time of the year when we spend more time inside the home, behind closed doors. Which makes winter, insists Danika Heslop, Jamaica Blue’s Executive Chef, the ideal season to spend more time in the kitchen, cooking up a storm for friends and family. “I always feel this is the

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perfect time of the year for get togethers, as it is warm and cosy inside, and that is the ideal setting to invite your loved ones to,” Danika says. “The thing I love is you can pull out all those great recipes of all those warming foods that are so great to eat when it is cold outside. This is the time of the year I like to get into the kitchen and happily turn the

heat up,” she adds with a laugh. The simpler your approach, Danika advises, the easier the dinner party process should be, especially by keeping to some basic cooking staples. And top of Danika’s list is shanks. “Lamb shanks are a favourite in my home, or pork shanks – any of those cuts that braise beautifully,” she says. “This is so easy because you put your

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ON THE MENU Crumpets, soups, burgers and a new way with chicken – Danika offers a guided tour through the new Jamaica Blue winter menu.

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he rich aroma and delicious taste of coffee is on the move this winter at Jamaica Blue cafés. Not only is coffee available in the range of award-winning blends served in mugs and cups, but it also makes a dramatic debut on the food menu this season with the new delicacy, Espresso Chicken Wings at selected stores (see image right). And it might well, Danika Heslop predicts, prove to be the hit of the season. “It was one of our team, Shane, who came up with the concept of Espresso Chicken Wings. Not only is it very cool but it is also absolutely delicious,” Danika says. To create the special taste, the espresso coffee is watered down to make a signature braise that covers the chicken during the baking. To further add to the taste, the wings are then soaked in buttermilk, and deep-fried in a coffee and flower mix.” The result, Danika promises, is a dynamic new addition to the winter menu. “I'm really proud of that dish because it's original and tastes wonderful,” Danika says. “It takes in the flavour of coffee, without being overwhelming, adding that nutty aroma. “This one is quite unique. It's very easy to eat as it’s not too strong a flavour with just the hint of coffee, and it's so very tasty.” The Espresso Chicken is just

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one of the headline items on this year’s Jamaica Blue winter menu that Danika and her team have created, and will be available throughout the coming months. The theme of this season’s menu is a celebration of all the warm and home-inspired foods that are traditional favourites for this time of the year. Which is why the humble crumpet has been given a makeover and has been placed front and centre of the new menu. “Again, this was a matter of taking something we already know well, and deciding what else we can bring to it – and Jamie on our team came up with this idea,” Danika explains. “People usually associate crumpets with sweet flavours, so what we have done is twist that with a mixture of savoury and sweet, like an Eggs Benedict

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veggies in the pot, the meat on top, cover it with some stock, stick it in the oven and then leave it for three hours. The meal it creates is a winner.” Stock is another winter staple that can always be found on the Heslop kitchen shelf. “Stock is so important for cooking in winter because every dish you make will benefit with a great stock added to it,” she explains. “If you want to add great taste, then just add in a rich stock.” This is also time to make the most of the seasonal vegetables that are available at this time of the year, especially root vegetables so well suited to go with braised meats. “Just take your pick from anything that comes out of the ground - potato, pumpkin, carrot, onion, sweet potato – all of these give your meat a nice flavour, and provide the sauce with a good flavour too.” The final ingredient in Danika’s approach to great winter entertaining is to include herbs – the more, the better! “All the herbs at this time of the year are so beautiful, but I love thyme, lemon thyme especially, rosemary and sage,” she says. “They are all so versatile and you can chop them up and add them wherever you think they will work. “Like when I am making a winter soup, I always add in good stock, and then put a few thyme leaves on the top. It is one of those things that will take your winter dishes to another level.”

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JB FOOD WINTER ENTERTAINING crumpet which has a very different texture. We’ve also managed to get a sourdough crumpet, which is bespoke and I think is worth it.” As usual, soups are a big hit

through winter, but Danika expects the other signature performer to become a hit will be the new vegetarian breakfast burger, complete with haloumi, avocado, rocket

and poached egg. “Instead of the bacon and egg roll you might expect in winter, we wanted to twist that concept a bit with this – and the result is a yummy little burger.”

HOMEMADE CRUMPETS - BASIC RECIPE (MORE RECIPES PAGE 46) INGREDIENTS        

1¼ cups buttermilk 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp yeast 1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp salt 1/3 cup warm water ¾ tsp bicarb soda Canola oil spray

or until bubbles appear on the surface.  Using tongs, remove the egg rings from the crumpets.

Flip and cook for a further 30 seconds to colour the top.  Remove from the pan, and cook the remaining batter.

METHOD In a jug, warm the buttermilk in the microwave for 30 seconds or until lukewarm (30 degrees). Add the sugar and yeast to the buttermilk and stir gently to combine. Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm area for 10 minutes or until it starts to activate.  In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the centre and mix in the yeast mixture. Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm area for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.  Combine the warm water and bicarb soda in a jug. Mix into the flour mixture until combined. Cover and set aside for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.  Heat a large non-stick fry pan on medium to low heat. Place four egg rings in the pan and spray the rings and pan with oil.  Spoon the batter into each ring. Cook for 5 – 10 minutes

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ong heralded by intrepid travellers for its decaying colonial architecture, fleets of 1950s American cars and vibrant street culture, this could be your last chance to experience authentic Soviet-era Cuba before the country opens to westernisation. Cuba’s revolutionary spirit is still very much alive in the grand avenues of its capital city, Havana. Sultry drum rhythms echo down crumbling colonial alleys, street vendors serve up aromatic Caribbean fare,

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steamy jazz joints hide behind nondescript doors, and the iconic image of revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guervara keeps watch over the city from faded billboards on just about every street corner. But the largest island in the Caribbean has much more to offer than a controversial political history. Its expansive stretches of white-sand beaches are among the best in the northern hemisphere, and a king’s ransom of vivid coral reefs offer several world-class dive sites – including the Cayo Piedras del Norte underwater

park in Varadero where divers can explore yacht, frigate and plane wreckages.

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EAT: No visit to Havana is

EAT: Havana’s thriving street

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complete without a meal at the atmospheric La Guardia (www.laguarida. com). Venture into the Centro Habana district where you’ll encounter what appears to be a dilapidated 19th-century colonial building. The first two floors are completely deserted – and a little spooky – but hold your nerve and continue to the third floor where you’ll find the elegant La Guardia restaurant. Begin with cocktails on the rooftop terrace, then dine on some of the best seafood in the city.

food scene means you can eat like royalty for just a few dollars a day. Start with fried potato balls, move on to the famous Cuban roast pork and onion sandwich with a side of cassava chips, finish with a sweet coconut pie, and wash it all down with a fruity guava milkshake. And if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, Cuba’s signature thick-dough pizza certainly will.

big to experience Havana’s vibrant cultural life. Take a walk through Callejon de Hamel – home of the city’s Afro-Cuban community and host to a maze of eye-catching street murals, eccentric art galleries and secretive religious rituals. Visit on Sunday afternoons when groups of local drummers turn the streets into a swinging rumba party.

STAY: For some seriously luxurious downtime, take the four-and-half-hour trip from Havana to the five-star, adultsonly Royalton Cayo Santa Maria Resort (www.sunwing.ca). Kick back and enjoy butler service by the pool and on the beach, satisfy your appetite at any time of the day or night with 24-hour room service, and watch the sun go down from your oceanview suite.

STAY: A day trip from Havana will bring you to the beautiful inland eco-village of Las Terrazas. Here you can explore the lush surrounding rainforest on Cuba’s only canopy tour, visit the country’s oldest coffee plantations, and stroll around the charming white-washed village that overlooks the lake. The Hotel Moka eco-resort (www.hotelmoka.org) is the village’s only hotel and offers budget-friendly rooms from just AUD$71 per night.

La Guardia

Varadero

PLAY: Cuba is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico and just a stone’s throw to some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean. Charter a private yacht (www.nautilusyachting. com) to explore the Cuban archipelago any which way you choose – but be sure to stop by Cayo Guillermo off Cuba’s north coast where white-sand beaches and calm, crystal waters create a picture-perfect tropical island escape.

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JB TRAVEL lava pebbles have starred in a million postcards, and the island’s rich tradition of winemaking means you have plenty of options when it comes to toasting the spectacular sunsets.

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conic white-washed buildings cling to the rocky cliffs high above the Aegean Sea on Santorini island in the Greek archipelago. Beaches of black, red and white

Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites (www. canaves.com) is the ultimate in island luxury. Chic, minimalist suites have been beautifully designed around the existing caves, private plunge pools cling to cliff-side balconies with breathtaking views of the

Aegean Sea, and two poolside restaurants serve up five-star Mediterranean fine dining.

BELOW THE BUDGET Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you’ll be limited to generic motel rooms. The Sunset Windmill (www.airbnb. com.au) in Oia is a traditional Aegean Sea windmill that has been transformed into a two-bedroom guesthouse with incredible ocean views. A fully equipped kitchen will save on your food bills, and split the AUD$344 per night price tag between six guests and it’s peanuts.

splash out on a Bird’s Nest Pool Villa with rainforest, mountain and ocean views.

BELOW THE BUDGET

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BLOW THE BUDGET Keemala (www.keemala.com) is an enchanting collection of private villas nestled in lush Phuket rainforest that you must see to believe. Stay in one of the earthy Clay Pool Cottages with a private pool, choose an elegant two-storey Tree Pool House set high in the rainforest canopy, or

There’s plenty of cheap accommodation catering to the backpacker crowd in Phuket, but the three-star Bauman Residence (www.baumanresidence.com) offers much more for your money. Set a short walk to Patong Beach and the vibrant Bangla nightlife precinct, the hotel offers a huge resort pool with swim-up bar, a Thai massage centre, and poolside restaurant.

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Lisa Dempster is Festival Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival, recently acclaimed by the Fetch Blog as one of the world’s top 10 writers’ festivals. The Melbourne Festival kicks off on August 26. “The biggest thing to have changed over recent years has been a sense of playfulness that has crept in, and that has really captured the imaginations of so many people,” Lisa says. “A good writers’ festival is all about people coming and having a new experience, and maybe exploring new things they hadn’t thought about previously.”

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF PUTTING TOGETHER A WRITER’S FESTIVAL?

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There is a feast for the senses this winter, with the best words at various writers’ festivals and all the urban imagery of Vivid. By John Burfitt There was a time, not that long ago, when writers’ festivals had something of an image problem. At first mention, many people assumed such events were only for those who lived inside libraries or could quote the complete works of Tolstoy from memory.

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How times have changed. The popularity of writers’ festivals across the world in recent years has turned them into one of the fastest-growing arts events in the arts scene. And they continue to grow, from major cities to smaller rural centres.

WHY HAS THERE BEEN SUCH INTEREST IN WRITERS FESTIVALS IN RECENT YEARS? The Melbourne Writers Festival tagline is, ‘For Everyone Who Reads’, which shifts it away from any high-brow image. I also think they have been expanded to include things like music, performance and pop-up events. That has helped reach a different kind of audience and has led to people knowing they can attend, even if they don’t read 50 books a year.

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WHY HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A SURGE IN THE NUMBER OF FESTIVALS? It has been great to see festivals springing up outside of the major cities, in places like Bendigo, Newcastle and now Canberra - and of course the nation’s capital should have a writers’ festival! Lisa Dempster

A VISUAL FEAST

S WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR’S MELBOURNE FESTIVAL? The best writers and speakers from around the world. We're particularly excited about quite a few writers from neighbouring Asian countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam and China. We're also going to be exploring a lot of big ideas around the future of Australian politics.

Choose three events across that day and commit to spending a day at the festival. You will be surprised about what happens around the edges of those events. Just throw yourself in! www.mwf.com.au

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of Chatswood in the north. The other new precinct is throughout the Royal Botanic Garden, while other precincts include Darling Harbour, National Maritime Museum and Martin Place. “Vivid Sydney delivers the world’s leading light artists in Vivid Light, cutting-edge musicians in Vivid Music, and creative innovators in Vivid Ideas,” Sandra Chipchase , Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, says. “Last year’s festival attracted a record 1.7 million attendees, and this year visitors to Vivid Sydney will have many more days to experience the wonder of Vivid Sydney, and enjoy our biggest year yet.” www.vividsydney.com

FESTIVAL DATES OF GREAT WRITING NOOSA: July 15 - 24 BYRON BAY: August 5 – 7 BENDIGO: August 12 - 14 CANBERRA: August 26 – 28

MELBOURNE: August 26 – September 4 BRISBANE: September 7 - 11

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/ australian-story/writers-festivals

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ydney turns a distinct shade of just about every colour of the rainbow at this time of year with the Vivid Festival (May 27 -June 18). But this year, as Vivid turns eight, it is about to enter a new chapter, as the longestever festival is launching for 23 nights and lighting up locations far and wide across the city. Vivid is now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Traditionally, Vivid has focused on the main stage iconic areas of Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and Opera House, but this year, the lights will spread out from Central Park in the south, through to Taronga Zoo and the suburb

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WELCOME

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ool nights are here, and for most of us, that means dragging the gas heater down from the attic and making sure we’ve got every gap covered with a draught stopper. And if that’s the extent of your winter preparations, you’re not alone – after all, we traditionally take on big redecorating and renovation jobs in the summer months. But an inexpensive winter makeover is a great way to freshen up your interiors and make your home feel extra cosy, and it might take nothing more than a lick of paint and a handful of new soft furnishings to add a little wow factor. If you’re a TV fan who can’t go past an episode of Selling Houses Australia or The Block, you’ll know that styling a room is often about the little things. Think cushions, mirrors which can bounce more light into the room or a new rug that’s especially soft underfoot. “It’s about changing the things that catch the eye,” Sydney

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interior designer Desmon Du Plessis says. “Textures and colours add such rich personality to a room, and these can be such basic things that you can pick up for a bargain price. Some new cushions, a floor rug and a throw over a sofa can change the whole tone of a room.” And often, we can bust the budget on a big ticket item like a sofa, then get paralysed by how to style it appropriately. Interiors magazines and Pinterest are of course great places to get some direction, but if you’re looking for a quick way to change your

space, the trick is to add layers until you’ve got a cohesive, beautiful look. Heavy cotton, chenille and wool are all great textures for this time of year, adds Du Plessis. “The more layers you can add to a room, the better – a bargain wool rug or a throw shouldn’t cost the earth, yet can make the world of difference to a room,” he says. And don’t forget the walls. While artworks are great, tracking down just the right ones can take time, so opt for a paint job instead. A pop of colour is an easy, inexpensive way to

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ONLINE STORES NOT TO MISS

the country turns to on the topic of real estate. BY: John Burfitt

Never bought furnishings online? A savvy shopper who knows where to look can snap up some amazing bargains you’d never find at the super centres and malls. Here are three of the best.

THE HOME thehome.com.au Sign up for immediate access to sale items – everything from Moroccanlook outdoor cushions to luxe bed linen, funky lampshades and chunky knitted blankets, all at a fraction of in-store retail price.

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was huge.” If you’re not sure where to start with colour, go for bright, light hues that are always cheerful, especially in the cooler months when we can struggle with filtering sunlight into the home. There are also some fantastic paint apps to help you – try the Paint My Place app which helps you actually ‘try before you paint’. Simply upload an image of the room then paint it virtually using the app to see how the colour works. And if you choose the wrong shade, you don’t need to panic – simply paint over it!

ETSY etsy.com/au Trawling Etsy is a must, although be warned – it’s addictive! Once you start ‘liking’ things on Etsy, the site automatically finds similar things for you and sends newsletters with suggestions, so you’re never stuck for new ideas.

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completely transform a room, and if you consider the costs (around $100 for paint, brushes, a roller and drop sheets), it’s a fast fix. “What’s good about a paint job is that it’s within reach of every person, whether a renter or a homeowner,” The Block designer Darren Palmer says. “I’ve done this myself, moving into a new home years ago and was able to put on three coats during a warm dry day, with all coats drying properly before the next coat was applied. The transformation by the evening

templeandwebster.com.au One of the first online bargain interior sites and still one of the best, T&W is a drool-worthy treasure trove of big name brands selling everything from wall decals to sleek pendant lights and stunning ceramics.

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nstalling solar panels, recycling or composting your household garbage, and switching to energy efficient light globes are all obvious things we can do to reduce our carbon footprints. But if we’re to head off climate change before it’s too late, there’s much more we can do to reduce our household energy consumption. Here are seven surprising ways your home may be leaking energy, and easy solutions you can implement today to make your house more eco-friendly...

1. EMBRACE BAMBOO Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth, which makes it much faster to replenish bamboo plantations than timber alternatives. Choose bamboo flooring and bench tops over hardwood, and look for bamboomade materials – such as rugs, furniture and textiles – when putting together your interiors.

2. RUG UP

5. TWEAK YOUR TOILET

Warm up your cold tile, timber or polished concrete floors with rugs. They’ll shave around five per cent off your heating bills this winter. That might not sound like much, but from little things big things grow. Also try to avoid synthetic fibres in favour of organic cotton or 100 per cent wool.

Conventional toilets account for around 30 per cent of your total water usage. Install a lowflow toilet to bring that number down, or go a step further and put in a flushless composting toilet to save thousands of litres of water every year.

3. FIX YOUR FRIDGE Did you know that placing your fridge in direct sunlight makes it consume more energy? Use sun-blocking blinds to keep it shaded, and keep it about seven to eight centimetres from the wall for optimal airflow.

6. DITCH THE DRYER Your clothes dryer creates around two to three kilograms of carbon emissions for every hour of operation. That’s why it’s essential to hang dry your clothes whenever possible.

7. GO EASY ON THE AIR CON

Installing energy-efficient windows will help keep you cooler in summer and warmer A microwave uses about 50 in winter without resorting per cent less energy than a to the air con. Or if replacing conventional oven, so it’s the your windows is too expensive, better option for reheating food. installing exterior blinds that And when it comes to cookware, shade your windows is a more glass, silicone and ceramic budget-friendly alternative. dishes are the most energy efficient and help to reduce cooking temperatures.

4. FAVOUR YOUR MICROWAVE

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JB CAREER

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Embarking on the start-up of a new business is one thing, but achieving success is a completely different journey. By John Burfitt

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tarting your own business remains one of the greatest career dreams of many people – to be the boss and to have the show run their own way. While there are many success stories to be inspired by, there are just as many whose dreams turn into a nightmare when the business doesn’t work. We asked two who have, in just a few years, turned their dreams into a successful reality - Jamaica Blue Ipswich café owner Laura Toohey and online homewares entrepreneur Tiffany Jade Benn of HART: LDN – to share their tales of the most important lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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LAURA TOOHEY MANAGER, JAMAICA BLUE CAFÉ, IPSWICH, QLD “I came into this business in December 2013, with no background in food or hospitality. I had been a government health worker for 17 years, and this was a whole new area for me. But what has been my passion since day one was our approach to customer service. I also believe in our excellent range, and love what we have on offer with our coffee and food. So that became the foundation of our approach. You need to want to serve. You can’t be in customer service and pretend – people pick that up. This has to be something that comes naturally. I want anyone who walks in to be greeted and made feel

welcome. I also figured it was important to listen to customers and not to be afraid of asking for feedback. Very often you think you are doing the right thing, but it is not working for the customers. Unless you ask them, you won’t know. It gives customers a sense that this is a place they are valued. I was shocked when we won the New Business of the Year award from the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce at the end of 2015. I like to think we won based upon our approach to customer service and our products, as we strive to make both as good as they can be. You have to be motivated to make a start-up a success, and

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TIFFANY JADE BENN HART: LDN HOME DECOR, SYDNEY, NSW

love what you are doing. I like being out on the floor to check everything is okay and that we stay on the right path.”

BEST LESSONS Get the location right by visiting the place a number of times to see the passing traffic the place attracts. 

Watch the costs, so that everything is consistent in the service you are offering. 

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BEST LESSONS Be sure to have enough money to get through the start-up. Breaking even may take longer than you expect. 

Take it slowly and pay attention as things change. Have plans, but let them roll out slowly. 

There is no such thing as an overnight success. It often takes years of unseen hard work. 

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Make sure you employ the right people, who share your values in the approach to service. 

“After 15 years as a money broker, the day I was made redundant, I skipped out the door. I knew I didn’t want to work in finance any more. The main thing that had been my passion was design and renovation, as I had done quite a few of them. While doing so, I found a great range of small designers offering homeware products, but it could often be difficult to order the items. I thought there had to be an easier way. I figured I could build my own business by getting these great designs and products out to a wider audience by building an online market place with my business, Hart: LDN. It took six months to get everything set up. When I launched in August 2014, we had about 500 products. Today, it has grown to 1,500, and we are doing well. I was recently asked to appear at an event to talk about how I created my business, and afterwards, I found myself surrounded by people asking my advice. At that point I thought maybe I did know what I was doing and I was doing okay after all. It was a great moment of revelation. Success in a start-up is far more than just having a great passion. It is sheer determination that you can do this. I had a lot of people tell me this was a bad idea, and you either listen to that or you work out all the ways to make it a success.”

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A resume that might have once snared your dream role could now look dated and uninspiring. An industry specialist offers a range of leading tips to get your resume into career-winning shape. By John Burfitt

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expand your career with a new role is a far more complicated adventure. The modern resume is expected to do more than ever before, and yet remains the most powerful tool of all. “The resume is important to present you in the best light, and also needs to work in with how you have positioned yourself on

social media,” Catriona Herron Watt, director of the specialist company CV Saviour (www. cvsaviour.com.au) says. “With a resume, it's typically about three pages to sell yourself, so you want to make sure that impact has as much bang as it can.” Catriona offered her top tips

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for creating a resume that makes an impression – for all the right reasons.

well as any computer applicant tracking system.”

MAKE THE FRONT PAGE DO THE WORK

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

“The front page of a resume is prime real estate, and the most important part of your resume. You've got to grab the person's attention from the first page, so you need to get about 70 per cent of the key information about you, and how you are addressing the issue for the job you're applying for, onto that front page. Include a summary of what value you would bring to your next employer and how you're going to solve their problems. Inform them why you are such a perfect fit.”

KEY SKILLS “On the front page, include a key skills section so that when a recruiter is scanning the resume, they can pick out those important things to check that you match the criteria for the role. This means they can see clearly you can do the job. Use key words that have to do with the technical and professional expertise, industry relationships etc. This makes the document attractive for the person reading your resume as Catriona Herron Watt

AN ACHIEVEMENT OR A RESPONSIBILITY? “What I see in about 99 per cent of resumes is people include what they call an achievement, and don't include anything beyond the responsibilities of the roles they had. When recruiters ask about achievements, what they want to see are the outcome of what the job seeker did - extensive accomplishments, results, outcomes. That will help set a resume apart.”

KEEP IT SIMPLE “There are about 200 computer applicant tracking systems, and some of them can’t read certain fonts, sizes or documents. The look of your document is so important because there is potentially a whole world of trouble with systems that can not read the resume you have submitted because it has been so over-designed, that the computer system discards it before any person reads it. Opt for fonts like Arial and Helvetica, and just keep it easy to read.”

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aving an up-to-date online LinkedIn profile that correlates with all the details on your resume, as well as offering a range of recent information, makes the ideal companion for your resume. "Use social media to your advantage, and a great profile on LinkedIn adds credibility to your reputation,” Catriona says. “A resume can be a fairly dry statement, but a LinkedIn profile can offer more information about your personality, who you are and who you are connected to.” And if this means spending time tidying up your online presence, make an effort. “It is a good idea to go through the pictures on your various profiles or where your pics have been tagged in someone else’s post – all that can easily be drawn together to create a portrait of you before the recruiter has even met you. This is the time to be smart about the professional face you are showing to the online community.”

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“Still on the front page, be sure to include an achievement section, positioned as career highlights relevant to the new role. They can be from any time in your career, showing how you used your initiative – this provides evidence of what you have done and what you can pass on to the next employer. Employ every strategy to get the recruiter to think, "Wow, that's really impressive. I want to know more."

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Two Olympic hopefuls – swimmer Mack Horton and kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones – share their best tips on creating a fitness regime that will work for anyone. By Blake Dennis routine. “Many people hold their heads too high in the water, and that can throw out the whole body,” he says. “Just keep the head as neutral as possible, because if you hold it too high, it will make your feet sink and that is a difficult way to swim.”

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ack Horton is already a Gold and Silver medal winner (4 x 200m, 1500m) at the Commonwealth Games, but now has Olympic glory within his sights as one of Australia’s greatest hopes in the pool at the Rio de Janiero Olympic Games. “Being an Olympian would mean everything to me and to swim for my country would be a dream come true,” the Melbourne swimmer says. While Mack has completed 10 swimming training sessions a

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week for years in preparation for the Games, he recommends a simpler approach for anyone creating a general fitness routine. “Aim for about three sessions a week, and never be afraid to switch things around so your swimming routine has some variety to it,” he says.

MACK’S TIPS POSITION THE BODY Where the head is placed while swimming can make a huge difference to the success of a

Keeping the freestyle stroke as uncomplicated as possible is always the best approach. “As the arm enters the water, what a lot of people do is then make the arm cross their body,” he says. “Just keep the arm in the same direct line as the shoulder as it enters and goes straight down through the water. This is far easier.”

ADD SOME VARIETY Never allow lap swimming to become boring. Instead, mix it up. “Maybe do one length freestyle, then do one length of kicking with a board and then roll onto your back and do one length that way. Or, swim two laps, get out of the pool and do a set of sit-ups and push-ups, get back in and swim another two laps. Then, climb out again to do some dips off a bench, before diving in again for more laps. As long as you keep moving and enjoy the experience.”

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“You need to make time for your fitness, and that might be when you are doing other things,” she says. “It is about making good choices in your routine.”

JO’S TIPS MAKING TIME Make a real commitment to yourself by scheduling time in your day for your fitness routine. “People make a tonne of excuses, but if you set the alarm half an hour earlier or watch half an hour less TV, you will find the time you need and feel so much better for it.”

IN THE BREAKS Watch TV and get fit at the same time by climbing off the sofa to exercise every commercial break during one TV show. “In one

break, do a set of sit ups and pushups,” Jo says. “In the next break, do the next set, and then maybe add in some easy floor stretches. By the end of the show, you have completed a good workout and not missed a thing!”

INCREASE THE INTENSITY If time is tight, ramp up the intensity of your exercise in a shorter workout. “Some new research shows you can get greater benefits from going flat out at maximum intensity,” Jo says. “So maybe go for two sets of 10 minutes of intense running, with a few minutes of easy walking before, in between and afterwards. With that, you’re done.”

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arching into the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Australian kayaking team was one of the highlights of Jo Bridgen-Jones life. And it is an experience she now hopes to repeat at the Rio Games. “I remember as a kid watching the 1996 Atlanta Games on TV, thinking how amazing it would be to compete at the Olympic Games, and at London it struck me that I had realised that dream,” Jo, 28, says. “Rio would be a whole other great dream.” The part-time nurse and paramedic in Sydney has to juggle the demands of her work with an extensive sport training routine. The secret, she says, is making the best use of your time.

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WINTER LOOKS Leather jacket $899 Dolchi Firme dolcifirme.com.au

Leather jacket $649.95 Neuw neuwdenim.com

Coat $449 Oxford oxfordshop.com.au

Loo2k Knit $320 Diesel shop.diesel.com

Top $99.99 Seed seedheritage.com

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Leggings $99.95 Seed seedheritage.com

Cami $149 Elka Collective elkacollective.com

Loo1k Shoes $199.95 Wittner wittner.com.au

Skirt $89.99 Forever New forevernew.com.au

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Jacket $249 Oxford oxfordshop.com.au

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Scarf $49.95 Seed seedheritage.com

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Beanie $29.95 Seed seedheritage.com

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Watch $199 The Fifth Watches the5th.co

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WINTER READS

By Sarah Megginson

Try Not To Breathe

Paris is Always a Good Idea

By Rohan Gunatillake

By Holly Seddon

By Nicolas Barreau

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publisher: Pan McMillan

I am always nursing a jumbled, cluttered mind and my family is hopelessly over-connected to the digital world. So when I heard about this book by Rohan Gunatillake, the founder of meditation app Buddhify, I was keen to get my hands on it – as This is Happening argues that our digital addictions may be a help, not a hindrance, in order to lead more mindful, calm and happy lives. Filled with more than 60 practical exercises, the book suggests that we “shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which we depend”, and instead leads us towards meaningful mindfulness in the modern age.

Reading the first chapter of this debut thriller leaves you feeling uncomfortable, and it sets the mildly dangerous tone for the rest of the novel. We immediately meet Amy, a young teenage girl with a secretive, risky connection to an older man. Amy is attacked, leaving her in a coma, and leaving journalist Alex Dale obsessed with wanting to find out what happened to Amy – even though years have passed since the attack. The book has drawn comparisons with The Girl on the Train, and for good reason: they’re both compelling books that will have you reading ‘just one more page’ until the wee hours of the morning.

Setting your book in beautiful Paris is always a good idea. If nothing else, it gives your readers a lovely place to explore for a few chapters while they settle into the story. Not that you need to wander much in this book, in which graphic artist Rosalie – the owner of a post card shop – crosses paths with Max and Robert. Max is a widowed author of children’s books aged in his 70s; Robert is an engaged attorney hailing from New York who accuses Max of plagiarism. They are all connected in unusual ways, making for a compelling and charming novel.

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Making It Up as I Go Along Marian Keyes Publisher: Penguin

Are you the type of reader who enjoys having something to ‘dip into’ on the nightstand? I am; I love popping in for a chapter or two, or even just a few pages, without losing the momentum of the story. That’s the gift that Making It Up as I

Go Along, a collection of tales from Marian Keyes, offers. The book is full of Marian's witty and heartfelt observations on modern life, traversing lighthearted topics (like breaking up with your hairdresser) through to navigating depression and addictions. A top anthology!

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People Who Knew Me By Kim Hooper Publisher: Pan MacMillan

Emily Morris is happily married to Drew, her high school sweetheart. Unfortunately, all it takes is a failing family business and a terminally ill mother-in-law to send her into the arms of her boss. But when she gets pregnant, life gets complicated – and then September 11 happens.

The opening pages of this suspenseful debut quickly spirit us forward 14 years, to Emily’s new life, where she is now known as Connie after faking her death in the wake of 9/11. I found myself speed-reading the pages eagerly, wanting to know whether Emily/Connie ever got caught! It’s a page-turner and fantastically written, striking a similar tone to best-selling storyteller Liane Moriarty.

High Seas & High Teas: Voyaging to Australia By Dr Roslyn Russell Publisher: NLA Publishing

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By the year 1900, over 1.6 million people from Britain and Ireland (including 160,000odd convicts) had journeyed for up to 100 days to reach Australia, in search of a better life. In High Seas & High Teas: Voyaging to Australia, historian Roslyn Russell uses passenger diary entries and shipboard newspaper clippings

to give a fascinating insight into these voyages, which put first-class passengers in cramped conditions alongside convict (and rat!) companions. They navigated disease and sea sickness, rough weather, boredom and more; this book showcases the differences between the classes’ treatment on board, and highlighted the migrants who shaped Australia as we know it today.

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g n i m r a W l a b Glo LOOKING AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT IS LOOKING AFTER YOUR HEALTH

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highly processed foods become more affordable and this in turn could negatively impact on our future health. While debates continue about the most sustainable farming methods to employ, the best ways to increase food production efficiencies and ways to minimise water usage, one area that everyone agrees on is that reducing the amount of food Australians currently waste will be one of the greatest factors toward improving the sustainability of our food supply. It is estimated that Australian households throw out about one fifth of the food they purchase weekly and this is mainly due to poor planning,

cooking too much at mealtimes and being overly cautious about whether food has gone off or not. While we are lucky to have such a great variety of nutritious foods available and an abundance of choice all year round, if steps aren’t taken to protect this, this situation may change for the worse. To ensure future generations enjoy the same great foods we do and benefit from good health as a result, there are many things we can do today to minimise our impact on the environment. Below is a starting list of actions you can implement at home to contribute toward a sustainable food supply.

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Keep all the unwanted bits from your vegetables (coarse outside lettuce leaves, that bendy carrot, onion scraps, green tops of leeks and spring onions, pea pods, etc) in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. When you’ve accumulated enough, wash thoroughly and boil them up to make a tasty vegetable stock. Use as the base of your next soup.  To freshen up a day old loaf of bread, hold it very briefly under a running cold tap. Shake the excess water off and pop in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. It will be as soft and crusty as freshly baked bread.  Bulk up meals like pasta bakes, curry and chili con carne with beans, pulses, vegetables and sweet potatoes. This gives you a healthier and more economical meal, as well as making your meat go further.  If your bananas are ripening quicker than you can eat them, mash them up and use them as an ingredient for a healthy banana bread or blend with milk, muesli and yoghurt for a quick breakfast smoothie.  Berries and other soft fruits that are a bit past their prime can be cooked gently in a saucepan with a teaspoon of sugar until mushy. Use as a sauce over plain natural yoghurt. 

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Use containers to pack food for work, rather than using plastic wrap.  Like potatoes, onions will keep longer in a cool and dark, dry place.  Oranges stay fresh and firm for even longer in the fridge if kept in a loosely tied plastic bag.  Who said potatoes don’t freeze? They’re guaranteed to be crispy and golden if you parboil and freeze them for later. Just thaw in the fridge and roast.  Check your fridge is kept at a cool 1-5°C as chilled food will stay fresh for longer.  Wrap vegetables (eg. lettuce, carrots, zucchini and celery) in paper towels before putting in airtight containers in the salad compartment of the fridge. The paper attracts the moisture before the vegetables do therefore helping them last longer.  Herbs that you regularly use (eg. mint, parsley, chives and tarragon) can be frozen for up to six months. Wash and dry them before freezing whole in freezer bags. Chopped herbs covered with water can be frozen in ice cube trays.  Keep ginger for longer by LEFTOVERS  Use leftovers to make another peeling and cutting into dish or take for lunch the next day. manageable chunks. Put  If you have leftover cooked the chunks into an airtight broccoli, add a little milk and container and freeze them. puree. Add some herbs such as Sharon Natoli parsley, chives or crushed garlic, Accredited Practising Dietitian Food & Nutrition Australia to taste. Serve as a sauce for fish or chicken or as an original Follow us on Twitter @ vegetable. foodnutaus  Add wholemeal pasta or lentils www.foodnut.com.au 

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Become more aware of your shopping and cooking habits and plan accordingly.  Only buy what you need and cook what you’re going to eat.  Keep an eye on best before and use by dates to ensure you use up foods before you need to throw them out.  If your dry cereal, crackers or nuts have gone "soft" and stale, revitalize them by spreading them out on one layer of baking paper and putting them in a warm oven for 3-5 minutes. Pull them out of the oven and let cool (the cooling will regain the crispness). Place in an airtight container and they will be crisp and crunchy for several more days. 

to leftover vegetable soup. This will turn it into another substantial meal.

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JB RECIPES

WINTER RECIPES INGREDIENTS          

4 crumpets (see recipe on pg18) 4 cups baby spinach 1 tbsp olive oil 4 eggs 20ml cream 2 tbsp hollandaise ½ avocado 2 tsp basil pesto 2 tsp pinenuts – toasted Salt & pepper to taste

AVOCADO, SCRAMBLED EGG CRUMPETS WITH PESTO & PINENUTS

METHOD Cook the crumpets as per the basic recipe on page 18, and keep them warm in the oven (set at 80 degrees) until needed.  Remove the avocado from the skin, and slice. Set aside.  Heat a medium non-stick fry pan, and add the oil. Place the spinach in the pan and cook until soft and wilted. Remove from the pan and set aside.  Crack the eggs into a small bowl and add the cream. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, then whisk together.  Place the medium non-stick fry pan back onto a low heat. Add the eggs to the pan, and using a spatula, move the eggs around so that it doesn’t stick to the pan and the eggs cook evenly. The eggs are ready when they are no longer runny. When ready, remove from the heat.

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TO ASSEMBLE & SERVE Place the crumpets on a plate, just resting on each other.  Spread the hollandaise across both crumpets.  Add the spinach, followed by the cooked scrambled eggs.  Top with the sliced avocado, then spoon the basil pesto on top.  Finish with the pine nuts and serve. 

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GINGERBREAD CRUMBLE

BUTTERSCOTCH PEAR & COFFEE CREAM CRUMPETS

INGREDIENTS 25g butter  50g brown sugar  60g golden syrup  190g flour  ½ tsp baking powder  ¼ tsp bi-carb soda  ½ tsp ground ginger  ½ tsp ground cinnamon  1 egg 

METHOD Heat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute or until the butter has melted. Stir to combine.  In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, bi-carb, ground ginger and cinnamon. Mix together. Add the melted butter mix and stir to combine. Add the egg, and mix together to form a stiff dough.  Once fully combined, crumble the mixture onto a tray and cook in the oven for 9 minutes. Makes 2 portions  Once cooled, crumble the biscuit with your hands, and store in an airtight container until needed. hot, take caution.  

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

TO ASSEMBLE & SERVE

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

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100g brown sugar 220g butter 70g cream

METHOD

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METHOD

Cook the crumpets as per the basic recipe on page 18, and keep them warm in the oven (set at 80 degrees) until needed.  Cut the pear half into 6 slices.  Heat a small fry pan on medium heat and add the sliced pear. The 

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Place the brown sugar, butter and cream in a microwave proof bowl.  Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Continue to heat for a further 1 minute, or until the liquid becomes a thick liquid. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container until needed. Note: Be careful the sauce is very 

1 pear (tinned) 4 tbsp butterscotch sauce  4 crumpets  4 tbsp gingerbread crumble  4 tbsp double cream 

pear should start to colour in the pan. Turn them as they start to colour.  When the pears are golden, remove the pan from the heat and add the butterscotch sauce. Swirl the sauce in the pan so that it covers the pears, then set aside.  Place the warm crumpets on a medium plate, just resting on each other.  Place 3 slices of pear on each crumpet. Pour the remaining butterscotch over the pears and the crumpets.  Sprinkle the gingerbread crumble over the pears.  Serve with the cream on the side.

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Port Pirie Port Pirie Shopping Centre Port Pirie, 5540 (08) 8633 1541

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NANTONG

UAE

Nantong Shop Building No.3, 101 Plaza Xinhu (Star Lake) Avenue Nantong Technology Industrial Park, Nantong, 226001

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WUHAN 1911 Plaza No.5, Ground Floor, Building B, 959 Xinhua Road Wuhan +86 27 6583 7119 Wuhan Tiandi 1618 Zhongshan Avenue Wuhan +86 27 8270 8301 Wuhan Citizens Home Ground Floor (Lobby) Wuhan Citizens Home 117 Jinqiao Avenue, Wuhan +86 27 6583 7119

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MALAYSIA Mid Valley Megamall Level 1, South Court Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur, 59200 Plaza Low Yat G-032 & G032A Plaza Low Yat No. 7 Jalan Bintang Off Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Setia City Mall Persiaran Setia Dagang Setia Alam 40170 Shah Alam Selangor

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CHINA

Jiaming Centre Shop 103 , B Tower, Jiaming Center, No.27 Dongsanhuan Beilu Beijing, 00020 +86 010 6503 5239

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Jamaica Blue Escape Winter 2016  

The official in store magazine of Jamaica Blue cafes.