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May is the month when it is all about Mum. And whether she’s into food, fashion, films, fitness or just having fun, Portside Wharf is the perfect venue for you to show her just how much you care … on Mother’s Day or any other day! The precinct is also preparing for the circus to come to town! Cirque du Soleil will be at Northshore Hamilton in July and there will be a range of specials and Cirque inspired cocktails and desserts to celebrate. And, Portside Wharf is about to celebrate its own milestone with the latest stage – Promenade – quickly nearing the finish line. Find out all the details inside!


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What’sON? CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT PORTSIDE WHARF: SUNDAY 13TH MAY

With cuisines from around the world, there’s sure to be a restaurant at Portside Wharf to tempt Mum’s taste buds this Mother’s Day.

BYBLOS: Enjoy some of Brisbane’s best Mediterranean and Lebanese fare at Byblos this Mother’s Day. The restaurant will open for lunch from 11.30am, and if you want to kick back and enjoy the afternoon on the river there will be a jazz band and cocktail specials from 3pm to 6pm. GUSTO DA GIANNI: An Italian feast is on offer at Gusto Da

Gianni this Mother’s Day. The $69 per person set menu includes garlic and rosemary bread to start, followed by your choice of a selection of entrées, mains and desserts, including tiramisu, semifreddo and torta caprese. Bookings are essential, so call to secure your place. SONO: Spoil mum with a delicious, theatrical experience and book your family a table at Sono Japanese

Restaurant Teppanyaki Bar. The award-winning venue offers a unique cultural and culinary dining experience with their specialised chefs cooking in an authentic Japanese style. The restaurant will offer an extended lunch on Mother’s Day, opening from 12 noon. Bookings are essential so get in soon to reserve your place. MANX: Indulge in a three course delight at Manx for just

$90 per person. The restaurant has been revamped with a new menu. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to visit, so book your spot! CHEZ LAILA: Mum will be given extra special treatment at Chez Laila this Mother’s Day, with a free complimentary coffee or glass of bubbles to go with her breakfast or lunch order for those who have prebooked! Chez Laila is taking bookings for an

8am, 10am and 12 noon seating, bookings are essential. CRUISERS CAFÉ BAR & GRILL: There’s an array of dishes on the menu at Cruisers Café Bar & Grill that are sure to tempt Mum. And when she’s finished her main course, why not entice her with one of the delicious desserts!


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DENDY - SEE SWAN LAKE IN 3D SEE THIS AMAZING PRODUCTION CAPTURED LIVE AT DENDY PORTSIDE ON SATURDAY 5 AND SUNDAY 6 MAY 2012 AT 1PM!

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Come one, come all! Cirque du Soleil will be at Northshore Hamilton from July 14 to August 19 with their new show OVO – a teeming world of insects. With Portside Wharf the closest venue to the big top, which will be set up at Northshore Riverside Park, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal, a drink or a delicious dessert before or after the show! Restaurants across the precinct are getting into the fun, with special desserts and cocktails to celebrate, and retailers are offering special deals to those who hold a ticket! SONO: Indulge in a Cirque inspired treat at Sono with their special Sono Ovo dessert – displayed in glass egg shaped dishes! BYBLOS: Byblos is giving its own flavour to the circus, with two specially designed cocktails – one to suit the gents and one for the ladies. If you show your Cirque du Soleil ticket you can also enjoy two cocktails for the price of one! MANX: Have an early dinner before the show and save! Be seated before 6.30pm at Manx for special lunch prices on their new dinner menu.

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells, London, in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant reinterpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. A new version of this iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, was filmed in 3D at Sadler’s Wells in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, filming in 3D creates an illusion of space around the dancers, drawing you onto the stage and bringing a dramatic realism to the story. For more information visit www.swanlake3dcinema.com

LIKE OUR PAGE TO WIN! To score one of two double passes to see this amazing production of Swan Lake in 3D simply like the Portside Wharf Facebook page, or the post pertaining to this competition, by Friday April 27 2012. The lucky winners will be

announced on the Portside Wharf Facebook page on Monday, April 30 2012. To collect your SS prize, simply show PA E L your ID at the Dendy UB ETS DO ICK Portside box office on T Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 May 2012.

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CRUISERS CAFÉ BAR & GRILL: Cruisers Café Bar & Grill is offering the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy a bite to eat both before and after the show. Why not indulge in the $35 banquet, including bread and dips, main course and a glass of wine, followed by dessert and coffee. You can dine on your bread and main before taking in Cirque du Soleil, and then head back for dessert and coffee after!

Be one of the first to see Avengers in 3D – expected to be one of the biggest films of 2012! Releasing on April 26 2012, tickets are now on sale for sessions at Dendy Portside. Get in early to secure your spot! Visit www. dendy.com.au/Movie/The-Avengers-3d for details.

TRACEY MATHERS: If you want to look your best for your night at Cirque du Soleil, or any upcoming event, bring your ticket in to Tracey Mathers and enjoy 15 per cent off all full priced merchandise. A great range of shoes and accessories are available.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR

Tickets on sale now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo Photos: OSA Images, Costumes: Liz Vandal © 2009 Cirque du Soleil

It was great to have the crew from STS Young Endeavour docked at Portside Wharf earlier this month! Onboard were 25 young Australians, together with nine specially trained Royal Australian Navy crew. The ship makes around 20 voyages each year, and will only visit Brisbane twice in 2012. The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is a not for profit organisation that provides young Australians with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea for the crew, aged 16 to 23.

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If the teppan tricksters weren’t enough to whet your appetite, Sono Japanese Restaurant is giving you an extra reason to sample their menu this month. Enjoy a two-course special menu for only $35 per person, including rice and miso soup for dinner from Tuesday to Thursday and lunch from Wednesday to Friday until May 30. Simply mention this deal when booking to receive the special offer. Bookings are essential.

TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT – NEW MENUS ON OFFER! Restaurants across Portside Wharf have revamped their menus to suit the changing season. – it’s the perfect time to stop in and try something new! Italian restaurant Gusto Da Gianni has added more seafood options to its new menu, making it ideal for those with a love of underwater delicacies! Manx has unveiled a new menu that will leave guests walking away with a full belly … and a full wallet. The lunch menu starts from just $20 and dinner from $22, meaning it’s big on taste but not big on price! The menu features European influenced cuisine with a local twist. New dishes are also on the menu at Chez Laila, including more diverse options such as rabbit and quail, handmade pasta, soup and new pizzas. New breakfast options have also been included, such as Spanish and Greek style breakfasts. There are also wine and food specials every day! And, stay tuned - Byblos’ new menu, coming soon!


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MAX BRENNER – OPENING SOON! Chocoholics listen up! Australia’s favourite chocolate bar, Max Brenner, is coming to Portside Wharf and is expected to open in June. Just the second Max Brenner for Brisbane, following on the success of the first at South Bank, the chocolate bar is creating a new chocolate culture. Who could resist that?

JAVIERS TABLE AT MODA EVENTS PORTSIDE – COMING SOON Hosted by group executive chef Javier Codina, this Spanish inspired dinner will be like no other, encompassing authentic Spanish cuisine, wines and entertainment! Pencil in the diary for July 12, 2012, and register your interest at www.modaevents.com.au/ special-events. Keep an eye out for more details soon!

JAZZ SUNDAYS AT BYBLOS Starting from April 15, you can wind down on a Sunday afternoon to funky jazz tunes at Byblos. From 3pm to 6pm each Sunday, Phoenix will be putting on a show at the popular bar and restaurant. Drink specials will also be on offer. The perfect way to end a weekend....or start a new week!


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TRACEY MATHERS – NEW WINTER STOCK IN STORE Start preparing for the chilly months now. Fabulous winter stock has started arriving at Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio. Along with a great range of shoes and boots, this winter season Tracey Mathers has included a range of cute winter hats and LouenHide handbag range, with a brilliant colour palette to suit every need. Visit to see the new winter collections first hand!


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LEAF AND ILY A range of new stock to suit the season is now in store at Leaf and Ily boutiques, Portside Wharf. The popular ‘spot the dot’ sale is also still on offer. Save 60 per cent on items with a red ticket, 50 per cent on those with a blue and 40 per cent on orange! Also, sign up to the VIP list to be informed about upcoming events where you can bag a bargain!

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Marg K is giving you the chance to spoil Mum – at great prices! For the entire week prior to Mother’s Day, from Monday May 7 to Sunday May 13, Marg K is offering 50 per cent off all Luisa Cerano stock and 30 per cent off all Taifun and Gerry Weber stock! Choose from the great range in store!

New stock from Europe has just arrived at Vers Boutique! The 2026 range includes tunics, dresses and pattern leggings – the big trend for the season! New season Gabriella Frattini is also now in store. Stop in to see the latest autumn trends!

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URBBANA – CELEBRATES ONE YEAR AT PORTSIDE WHARF! Brisbane fashionistas turned out in force to celebrate Urbbana’s first birthday at Portside Wharf earlier this month. Boss Models showcased the stunning new season fashions now in store, while guests indulged in food and drinks by Byblos. A dramatic 18 metre red carpet was rolled out and a funky ice sculpture set the tone at the door. Congratulations to Urbbana owner Sam Abi for a fantastic night and one year in business at Portside Wharf!


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CRUISING DOWN UNDER The Winter Cruise season is officially here, with the recent arrival of Pacific Sun! Complementing the regular Saturday calls of Pacific Dawn, Pacific Sun sails every Sunday until her final cruise ever in Australia (sailing July 1) – visiting the warmer Pacific Islands. Space is still available on selected cruises at amazing prices, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy a fantastic holiday while saying ‘farewell to the Sun!’. Call or stop in to Cruising Down Under, in the Portside Wharf plaza, for all the details!

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Treat Mum to a luxurious pampering session – at an affordable price – this Mother’s Day. Ella Bache Hamilton at Portside is offering a one hour signature facial, with additional firming booster treatment and bonus hand exfoliating treatment for only $89 (valued at $122). Mention this deal when booking (bookings are essential).

Purchase anything from Movenpick Portside before April 30 for your chance to win one of three $100 Movenpick gift cards. Simply fill in the form in-store or go to www.icecream.comp.com.au and find the “Movenpick Ice Cream Gift Voucher Promotion” and enter your unique code for your chance to win.


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MODA EVENTS PORTSIDE

Mum always has that unique touch when it comes to celebrating our special day, so with Mother’s Day just around the corner Moda Events team Jessica Layton and Lucy Wade reflect on that event they will always remember. “For my seventh birthday party, Mum, who is an exhibition planner, ordered a massive custom made sausage and coiled it up to look like a snake in the middle of the table. She had my Grandma play the fortune teller next to the snake and all my friends lined up to have our palms read!” says Jessica. “After that, she set up a spooky maze in the garage to cap it all off, complete with skeletons! She always went all out for birthdays, even when she had been in hospital she once stayed up all night making me a special boom box cake for my birthday.” For Lucy, it was a special Christmas present that Mum knew how much she wanted that stands out. “She handed me my other presents and then said, there’s just one more that I forgot about,” she says. “It was a TV remote, and she’d hidden the TV in my cupboard. I was so excited!” So what’s the tip from the events experts for a present that will delight Mum? Jessica says tea: “I think you can’t go wrong with tea – and there’s so many varieties.” Lucy likes to keep it simple: “breakfast in bed, because your time is often the best gift.”

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it is a great time for Mums to spend some time on themself! Whether you are expecting, have young children or grown children, and you’re interested in improving your fitness, contact the team at Jetts Fitness Hamilton and they can help develop a program that’s right for you!

When it comes to a celebratory drink, it is hard to go past bubbles. So why not share a special bottle with Mum this Mother’s Day to celebrate all the wonderful times you’ve shared? Stewarts Wine Co has a diverse selection of champagnes that will do the trick, but for something a little special why not try this classic bottle from the house of Lenoble? It is made from the trio of Chardonnay , Pinot Meuniere and Pinot Noir, from vineyards around Epernay, and is exceptional value at $49.99.

What’s more, readers of Inside Portside can enjoy half price joining fee (a saving of $50) and a free personal training session (valued at $45). Just call this month and mention Inside Portside!


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LAST CHANCE FOR BUILDING BOOST With only weeks left to take advantage of the Queensland Government’s $10,000 Building Boost, enquiries have increased dramatically at Promenade, Portside Wharf.

Buyers have until April 30 to enter into a contract to purchase a new property in order to be eligible for the grant, which applies to new properties priced under $600,000. Remaining apartments at Promenade are priced from $425,000, so stop into the Portside Wharf Sales and Information Centre, in the Portside Wharf plaza, to find out more!


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PROMENADE COMPLETION IMMINENT

The scaffolding is now coming down from the latest stage of Portside Wharf, Promenade Hamilton Apartments. The 15 level building, which will feature 172 luxury apartments and 15 new retail spaces, has reached the top, with final completion and settlements on track for May this year. Brookfield Residential Properties national director Philip Leahy said interest is continuing to increase in the apartments, as the building nears the finish line. “Buyers now are able to view the apartments first hand and we have seen increased interest as a result,� he said.

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