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It’s hard to imagine our community without the help of these unsung heroes, just ask CEO of Volunteering Sunshine Coast (VSC) Cheryl Harris, who is passionate about giving back to these wonderful people who give their time and expertise asking nothing in return. “Without volunteers we wouldn’t have access to lots of not-for-profit providers such as Bloomhill, Steps, Lifeline and many others,” says Cheryl. “Our volunteers work across a range of providers including nursing homes, hospitals, animal welfare, environmental services and many others. Just recently we interviewed and recruited nearly 300 volunteers for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.” VSC was established in 2003 to ensure the welfare of each volunteer and with the support of Sunshine Coast Council has recently introduced the Volunteer Reward Card, a goodwill initiative based on the mutual support of local businesses. “While what they do is so rewarding for them, there is no financial gain, so it’s nice for us to recognise what they do and provide them with a discount where we can,” says Cheryl. “Each business offers our community volunteers a discount which will attract the customer loyalty of the volunteers, their family and their friends. We put a sticker in each business that comes on board to show that they support our volunteers. They also go on our website and on our database so volunteers can access those businesses which offer them a discount, it’s just a way of giving back,” says Cheryl. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER OR SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE VOLUNTEER REWARD CARD, PHONE 5443 8256 OR EMAIL BUSINESSMANAGER@ VOLUNTEERINGSC.ORG.AU *Figures based on the economic and social value of volunteering on the Sunshine Coast 2015

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t’s no secret we love a bit of glamour here at Profile so the Style issue is always one of the favourites among the team. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe or add some flair to your home, we have it covered in this special edition. You’ll love pouring over the beautiful pages of inspiration this month as we introduce you to some of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest style influencers including our gorgeous cover star, Danni Morrison, a talented interior designer and blogger whose flair for creating beautiful Hamptons-inspired interiors is gaining her a reputation as one of the best in the industry. Speaking of homes, we also chat with Deborah DeJong, presenter, stylist and co-founder of Fantastic Furniture, who shares her top tips to make your home really sing. Owner of iconic Sunshine Coast label Boom Shankar Dui Cameron opens up about the inspiration behind her eclectic clothing line and the girls from Style Edit Elite are offering one lucky Profile reader the chance to win a wardrobe overhaul that will have you looking fabulous for the spring and summer months ahead. All this, plus lots more in this jam packed Style issue of Profile! Until next time, Enjoy!

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When you’re looking to update your personal style – whether it be within the home or through your choice of fashion, it always pays to start with a blank canvas. With spring now upon us, a fresh white palette allows you to explore different looks to transcend your wardrobe and your abode.

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love a good spring clean. It’s the perfect opportunity to clear the cobwebs literally and figuratively, and help put that spring back into your step (pardon the pun). When it comes to fashion, I wear a lot of neutrals, often gravitating towards black as it’s extremely versatile and flattering, but here on the Sunshine Coast, where we bask in the most glorious spring and summer days, white is a more suitable shade and leaves you feeling fresh. Your sense of style is reflected not only in the clothes you wear, but also how you choose to decorate your home, from the choice of colours right through to artwork and furnishings. At this time of year, I’m not only often clearing out my wardrobe, but I revel in reconfiguring the layout of our home and purchasing a few new items to update my overall look. I always sell unwanted clothing and homewares online, which not only provides me with some extra cash to afford such a seasonal luxury, but also declutters. Upcycling tired furniture with a quick sand and slick of white paint and a fresh coat on the walls also transforms a space quickly and easily. But as anyone who has stepped foot into a hardware store or tried on a bridal gown knows – white is not just white, there are endless variations of the colour, with cool and warm hues to compliment your desired look. To add a little inspo this change of season, I enlisted the expertise of the Dulux ambassadors, who reveal their approach to using white.

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Think about how you want to feel in the space, then consider your surrounds and the amount of natural light that enters your space. Cool whites have a blue/black base and translate as sharp, fresh, crisp and contemporary on the walls. They also neutralise natural sunlight so work well in north facing rooms where sunlight is at its peak; whereas warmer whites have a yellow/brown base and throw off warmer hues making a room feel cozier. • Always trial a generous test patch first. • Speak to the professionals about the nuances of white. • How do you want to feel in the space? This will dictate your colour choice in the biggest way and help you decide between cool and warm whites based on their different properties. LUCY FEAGINS, THE DESIGN FILES

I like bright, slightly blueish-toned whites in contemporary, open plan and industrial spaces. I find warmer whites are better suited to older spaces with period character, such as Victorian or Edwardian homes. • Always use a sample pot or a brush out; bringing your two to three favourite whites into the space you intend to paint, comparing them in the light at different times of the day. • It’s not just about the colour of the paint, it is also about the texture of the paint, how many coats is it going to need and the way it reflects light. It’s important that you trust the paint that you are working with.

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Don’t fall into the trap of trends when choosing a white. Think about your house and the space you are selecting the white for. If you have a light and bright space with a cooler colour scheme in carpet or cabinetry, then a cooler white may be for you. If you want to add some warmth to an older property that has a warmer scheme, such as cream carpet or tiling, then perhaps a warm white is the way to go. Think of your white as the backdrop to the rest of your house.


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The artform of watercolour is saturating the design industry, adorning clothing and footwear, homewares and textiles, even wallpaper, stationery and accessories. At the centre of it all is Cass Deller, whose bespoke designs are proof that it’s never too late to change careers.

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lue and white watercolour wallpaper scales the main wall and over in the corner, beside the potted fiddle leaf fig, a colourful array of garments take pride of place. “It was really dark in here and my dad punched those two holes into the wall for the louvres, so more light could get in,” Cass says, explaining they also

whitewashed the floor and ripped down the crimson drapery to totally transform her home studio. The talented artist has a flair for creating beautiful spaces, and not surprisingly almost pursued a career in interiors, having fallen in love with retail design while studying at TAFE in Brisbane. “My parents have a hospitality background, they had coffee shops in Brisbane and later moved to the Coast where they bought and ran The Coffee Club in Coolum for many years. They’re retired now, but they’ve always been entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry and when I was studying interior design I fell in love with retail design, specifically the design of coffee shops,” she says. Interestingly, Cass’s husband Brent now owns and operates a coffee roastery and espresso bar in Noosa, which has her talented touch in the shop fitout and design of their logo-embellished coffee cups. Cass started working for a string of boutique retail design agencies before landing a job as Westfield’s retail design manager. But when the role grew to be more corporate than creative, Cass yearned for an outlet and enrolled in a graphic design course at Shillington. In 2012, Cass and Brent were engaged and she immersed herself in wedding planning, while continuing to work full time and study at night. Within a month,

her stars aligned and she found her creative path. “I naturally started using hand lettering in some of my designs and my teachers supported that individuality,” she says. Alischa Herrmann, the owner of Bespoke Letterpress in Brisbane and one of Cass’s teachers, then approached her to design the hand lettering in the brand’s new stationery line, later offering her a job designing all of their wedding stationery. “I took it and was working for her part time and that gave me the confidence to leave my full time job with Westfield because I knew I had some money coming in and would build my freelance clients on the side,” she says. “I said yes to everything and only chose to show the world what I loved and by doing that, I started to establish a style – after 18 months I built up enough clients and a brand. The growth in my business and Instagram is attributed to the collaborations I’ve done. A lot of profilemag.com.au


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people ask me in my industry how I get that growth and exposure and it’s collaborating with amazing businesses and them promoting me and me promoting them.” Cass found a niche when she revealed herself as a highly skilled watercolour artist, a talent she explored while studying graphic design. “I integrated my watercolour illustrations into wedding stationery, which people weren’t doing then,

and it became really popular. Then I was approached by a swimwear company and people were saying my designs would look amazing on fabric and cushions and I was driven by them. I knew I loved doing it and I wanted it to grow organically,” she says. Cass, aged 34, has gone on to collaborate with beautiful brands including Postcard Swimwear, Fawn & Finch, Pillow Talk, The Dairy, Plum Pretty Sugar, Matcha-Sol, Arc & Family, and The Brown Trading Co. “To see my designs on fabric and textiles, that was next level,” she says. One of her largest projects to date has been for One&Only Hayman Island, which saw Cass create the original paintings and design, and then manage the manufacturing and packaging, delivering the scarves and sarongs for their VIPs as a final product. “I’m moving away from weddings and more into surface design like fabrics and prints, and I have developed a print and pattern

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“It’s a bit surreal. With the fabrics, you don’t see people walking around in them, but with the cups, it was in my local coffee shop!” Cass says she’s thankful to those early days when she said yes to everything, because they’ve led to so many opportunities. She says even having a passion project on the side and sharing it on social media can lead to collaborations and partnerships.

“ library online called the ‘Cass Deller Collection’ where companies can access designs that have already been created,” she says. “It’s a way to utilise all of these designs and paintings I’ve done over the years, that are just sitting there, I love the idea of giving brands the opportunity to have something unique without having to go through the whole customised process.” For coffee aficionados out there, you may have also spotted Cass’s Intertwined Peacock design on Biopak’s Art Series 8oz cup. “They do collaborations a few times a year and they saw the gift wrap I designed for Bespoke Letterpress and loved it, but I’d designed that for them, so I created something different and gave them the design and they went crazy with it. It wasn’t a monetary thing, it was just exposure and they don’t own the design, so I can reuse it,” she says. 10

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I said YES to everything and only chose to show the world what I LOVED and by doing that I started to establish a style – after 18 months I built up enough clients and a brand.”

Her popular watercolour classes are an example – stemming from a one-off lettering class two years ago for wedding website The Lane. Cass now has a waitlist of people wanting to learn how to paint botanicals and florals. “The watercolour classes came out of me wanting to interact with the people who follow me. I wanted to meet those people and not just be in my studio and only have contact via social media, I wanted that human interaction with the community,” she says.

But while she says it’s easy to become carried away with the possibilities, now that she has her darling two-year-old son Eddie, it’s more about finding a way to manage her work/life balance. “Being a working mum has not been the easiest thing, juggling work and him,” she says honestly. “Before I had Eddie I was, ‘Yes yes yes and go go go,’ but now I have him I need to prioritise, because family comes first and I can’t be burnt out. “This is a time in my life where it’s good to be home with him, I can work while he sleeps and having that flexibility has been great. But I’m nearly at the point where I’m ready to spend a few days in another studio, surrounded by and collaborating with creative people.” In the meantime, Cass is comfortable in her own dreamy design studio, I can’t wait to see what she conjures up next.


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You may recognise her from lifestyle television shows such as Changing Rooms and Renovation Rescue but there is a whole lot more to interior designer Deborah DeJong than meets the eye. Motivational speaker, champion of women and master of reinvention, she’s living proof it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

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eborah DeJong was born to stand out. Not one to follow the pack, she knew from an early age that she wanted to make her mark in the world. An entrepreneur at heart, Deborah and her then husband co-founded Fantastic Furniture in 1989 with just $5000 and a dream. “My ex husband and I started at the Parklea markets in Sydney selling furniture, then we opened a retail store in Blacktown and ended up building 20 company-owned stores, with 500 staff and our own factory,” says Deborah. “It allowed me to see that if you are driven and have a dream, you can build something amazing from nothing.” The couple sold the business, which grew to become a large consortium called Fantastic Holdings, and was sold to global furniture group Steinhoff International for $361 million last year. “We sold the business because we were moving into different chapters of our life,” says Deborah. Always looking for her next challenge, it was after the birth of her only son, Deborah began studying interior design and discovered she had a natural flair for it. “The opportunity to join Channel Nine as an on-screen presenter on several of their lifestyle shows DEBORAH DEJONG

presented itself and I absolutely loved it,” says Deborah. “I love the whole makeover aspect of a room or a house. I love the before and after, not only of the space but the people as well. “To see a home that needs work and give it some love and make it look fabulous is so rewarding. I loved drawing on my creativity and seeing what other people may not have seen or putting their vision into reality. Seeing people’s faces light up when they see the end product is priceless. “As women, we all have a common denominator, and that’s our nest. If the nest isn’t right, life gets out of kilter,” says Deborah. “Life is busy and fast and if you don’t have somewhere to disarm and download and just be, there is no respite from the world. You have to create a sense of yourself in that space rather than what is being dictated by the markets, the rules are there are no rules.” With a public profile came speaking engagements, both nationally and internationally, to women’s conferences, events and summits. This is where Deborah discovered a love for speaking to the hearts of people and helping them find their passion and purpose to fulfill their dreams. “I love to champion people. I don’t think there is anything more rewarding,” says Deborah. “If I can be a catalyst for someone to make their dream happen, that’s complete fulfilment for me. From a makeover perspective, when I get up and talk about interior design, I’m also talking about the person’s interior, making over the house is making over the person as well. I can see how to bring out the best in them too.” It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for

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thing you take with you at the end of the day is the stories of the people whose lives you have changed. “I think when you are younger there is an incredible desire to achieve, but life changes and you stop looking at yourself and start thinking how can I make a difference, how do I make my life worthwhile?” Currently spending her time between the Sunshine Coast and Sydney, Deborah is working with a trio of sisters who have created a successful business as property stylists to teach others how to make a living in interior design. “These talented sisters started from their garage and now have 25 staff. I’m working with them to create a property styling academy. It’s a wonderful project. I’m getting to champion these girls who have a dream and in the process I’m building something that can be a tool for other people to change their life,” says Deborah. “When I see people who are dusty and tired of where they are in life, I’m passionate about helping them transition to a better space, kickstarting them to a new and exciting path.” Like fine wine, Deborah is getting better with age, and if her past is anything to go by, the best is yet to come.

DEBORAH’S TOP 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SING 1. DE-CLUTTER I understand life gets busy but we have to start with a good foundation, so give the house a detox before you decorate. 2. CONTRAST The magic happens when two things collide, whether it be texture, contrast between light and shade, contrast of scale or differences between colour, materials or patterns, you need to find opportunities for variation and contrast.

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Deborah, she has faced her own personal challenges along the way, including the breakdown of her marriage, which she says helped her gain a new perspective on what life was like for those who had suffered setbacks and loss – a new compassion and motivation to even further encourage women in their world to be self-sufficient and to find and follow their dreams. “My life was perfect and rosy, I had a child, I had a business, I had a career in television and suddenly that all fell over. My marriage ended, my son went to live with his dad, the television show folded and I thought, ‘What now?’,” says Deborah. “I had to think, ‘Okay, well who am I without all the trimmings?’ and I had to pick myself up and say, ‘Actually I’m pretty spectacular on my own’. “I have a passion for life, for building something from nothing. I reiterated my story recently and helped someone who had given up on life. My story gave her permission to realise she had a purpose. If you can be the key that unlocks someone else’s story you have to share yours. “As you age, your priorities change. For me, the real value in what I’ve got is people. My personal conviction is the only

3. FOCAL POINTS Whether it’s a staircase, a fireplace, a dramatic arrangement, a beautiful sculpture or an opening to a view, you need to consider a focal point for each space. 4. LESS IS MORE A large component of decorating/styling is really about editing. Know what to put on display – and select pieces with maximum impact and little clutter. 5. ECLECTIC SHOULD LOOK EFFORTLESS

As easy as this looks and sounds in magazines and books, it’s a tricky look to pull off without knowing the fundamentals. 6. GET ARTY A brilliant centrepiece artwork speaks volumes about who you are and what you love. 7. MIX HIGH AND LOW-END PIECES

Mixing and matching from a variety of sources speaks more powerfully about the homeowner’s sense of style than their bank balance. 8. LIGHT IT UP It doesn’t matter how expensive, luxurious and beautiful some items, finishes and materials are, they will never look good under bad lighting. BEFORE

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From gracing the pages of Belle and Vogue Living magazines, to renovating a 100-year-old de-licensed hotel in the Victorian countryside, Graeme and Lesley Marett are no strangers to the design and building industries. But it wasn’t until the couple launched Living in Shade in Noosa this year that they found their ideal lifestyle combining work and play.

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hey say the only source of knowledge is experience. With more than 30 years working in the design, building, furnishing and shading industries, it’s safe to say that Graeme and Lesley Marett of Living in Shade, Noosa have acquired an unparalleled wealth of knowledge.

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The pair met in 1975, when Graeme moved from New Zealand as a member of folk rock band, Tolepuddle. “Graeme became friends with my next door neighbour,” Lesley says, “We clicked and have been together ever since – for 42 years!” Graeme and Lesley launched their careers in Sydney, where Graeme was a builder and Lesley was an interior designer. They combined their complementary skills in the 1980s to renovate a 100-year-old de-licensed hotel. With two young children in tow, the couple relocated to rural Victoria, where they created a beautiful dwelling complete with a brasserie downstairs to service weary day-trippers from Melbourne on weekends. When their son Ben developed a passion for ballet and their daughter Sally a love of music and drama, they moved back to Sydney so their children could focus on their studies. The creative family settled in the northern beaches of Sydney for 10 years where Graeme and Lesley merged their skills once again to start a business building conservatories. These stunning outdoor glass

rooms were extremely popular and they had clients all around Australia – cue the features in Vogue Living and Belle magazines. Graeme did all of the architectural planning and building alongside a team of carpenters and builders, but the harsh Australian climate meant customers began requesting to have blinds fitted in their conservatories. It was an issue that kept arising, so Graeme and Lesley sourced a highly reflective and insulating fabric from England. Soon enough they were receiving more and more requests for the blinds. “It was a real niche market that nobody else had. We started supplying them to all of the conservatory manufacturers in Australia. It got so busy that we sold the conservatory side of the business and concentrated on the blinds for a number of years,” says Graeme. That’s where the early days of Living in Shade began. In the meantime, their children were well and truly excelling in their fields. Ben became a classical ballet dancer and eventually travelled all around the world performing. Their daughter Sally found


put a lot of energy into our children’s education and we love travelling as a family to this day.” Despite being some distance from their children and grandchild, the couple is adoring the lifestyle they’ve created for a love for jazz and contemporary music themselves in Noosa, having moved from and is now an artist and a teacher at the Sydney in 2016 to bring Living in Shade to Sydney Conservatorium of music. the Coast. Lesley says the creativity comes from The business is a perfect fit for the both sides of the family, with her father coastal climate, and Graeme and Lesley being involved in theatre and both she and have no complaints about the weather Graeme have had musical training. Their either, “We came mission as parents Noosa with was to allow their I feel that clients are looking to the children children to pursue for an AESTHETIC when we were their passions, as it was something they solution to the LIFESTYLE younger and we decided this was were deterred from issues that arise.” somewhere we’d doing when they like to be. And as were younger. we got older and we thought more about “It’s that balance between what is going the warmth, it was definitely the spot.” to satisfy you in your life and your career, It’s obvious that very few things happen and what you’re always going to wish you by accident for Graeme and Lesley, each did. So we decided we would support the one of their business ventures have been children in that way,” Graeme says. successful thanks to meticulous and “And we also had so much enjoyment calculated planning. The move to Noosa out of it along the way,” Lesley adds. has been no different. Graeme and Lesley have since been Graeme and Lesley’s business blessed with a beautiful granddaughter philosophy is focused on providing who they describe as the light of their lives. solutions for their customers. This is thanks “Family has always been really to their vast knowledge, which is evident in important to us,” Graeme says, “We’ve the polished approach to every aspect of the business. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED “I feel that clients are looking for an aesthetic solution to the lifestyle issues that arise,” Graeme says. “This is the fifth business we have started and we get a bit of a thrill from starting something from nothing and building it up. This one will be different because it’s more about lifestyle now,” says Lesley. The pair is also scratching that creative

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haron Withford and Peter Cassels are self-described Queenslanders through and through. Both with a connection to north Queensland and an unwavering love for the Sunshine Coast, it’s no wonder the pair has built a portfolio spanning the whole east coast of their beloved state, from Palm Cove to the Gold Coast. Cassels Strata is their baby; a boutique body corporate company specialising in commercial, residential and development property. With 46 years experience between them, director Peter and senior body corporate manager Sharon know strata better than most and pride themselves on sharing a personal approach to their work. Their mutual attitude can be attributed to the fact that Sharon trained Peter some 21 years ago, where they met at a similar boutique company, which became one of

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the largest body corporate companies in Queensland. “Those larger firms lose the personal touch, that’s where Cassels Strata gets back to good old fashion service” Sharon says. Peter began Cassels Strata four years ago and Sharon joined him a year later, “That’s how we came back to it and that’s why Peter started it, that’s his calling. We’ve gone back to the personal touch,” she adds. And clients know they have that TLC at Cassels Strata, with calls and emails always returned within 24 hours, if not immediately. “We want it to stay that way,” Peter says, “we don’t want to be the biggest, we want to keep that personal service. That’s really important to us.” In order to sustain a boutique approach to business even with a large portfolio, Peter says it’s all about staffing. “We are happy to have less on the bottom line, but have more people on board and a good reputation.” It’s passion and professionalism like this that makes Cassels Strata an exciting addition to the Sunshine Coast. Complementing their established

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office in Brisbane, is the new office in Maroochydore, which is modern, bright and in prime position. Since its opening in May, Peter and Sharon have worked with many clients ranging from large multischeme developments, to medical centres in Birtinya, and Hastings Street resorts. “I really love the place,” Peter says, “that’s why I wanted to open up here and get back to where I started. My grassroots in strata started here and it’s really exciting for me to have an office here as well and to be working with Sharon again.”

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No one loves playing dress ups more than best friends and business partners Jacinta Emms and Hayley Stephen. Drawn together by a love of fashion, these local personal stylists are on a mission to help men and women look and feel their very best, starting with their wardrobe!

ayley Stephen and Jacinta Emms bounce into the Profile office with boundless energy, looking every bit what you would expect from a duo who help people look good for a living. Rocking eclectic outfits that perfectly showcase their unique personalities and shapes, they are effortlessly chic and refreshingly down to earth. I’m not the first person to suggest the energetic partnership bear an uncanny resemblance to famous British fashion advisors Trinny and Suzannah, and if their success so far is anything to go by, they could be heading for the same fate. Despite hailing from very different backgrounds, Hayley and Jacinta have always had one thing in common – a love of all things fashion and style. It was while working as volunteers at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival last year that the duo discovered their shared passion for “making others feel awesome through fashion” and their business, Style Edit Elite, was born. “Ironically I was a bit of a tomboy growing up,” says Hayley. “I have a science degree and was working in the medical field, but after I had my daughter; my sister and I started a swimwear line and I discovered fashion was a much more fun environment and I absolutely loved it. “We were part of the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival for two years and when we ended our business, I became a volunteer. That’s when I met Jacinta and we hit it off instantly, we just had so much fun and we thought why don’t we do something together that we love?” “I have always been into fashion,” says Jacinta. “I worked for a well known sunglass retail outlet for profilemag.com.au


INSPIRE 10 years and I loved matching frames to so important. Let’s face it, when you look people’s faces, your glasses can make your great, you feel great.” whole outfit.” “We genuinely want to help people, After a short stint in banking, Jacinta we are women, we are mothers, we decided she was not suited to a desk job, understand,” says Jacinta. and it was while working in a marketing Whether it’s helping people find the best role, where she was part of the creative style for their body shape and personality, process to relaunch a business, that she overhauling their wardrobe, or even discovered her true calling. helping them shop for some key pieces “I loved the photo shoots, the fashion, they are missing, the girls say the most the styling … I knew I wanted to be part important thing is having a bit of fun of that excitement, I just wasn’t sure in along the way. exactly what capacity. I started a diploma “We get a real kick out of it, especially in fashion design, then after falling the wardrobe edits,” says Hayley. “We get pregnant with my second child, I met you to try everything on in your closet, but Jacinta at the fashion festival and the rest is you can’t cheat, you can’t hide anything or history. put them in “Everyone your wash Everyone thinks we have known thinks we have basket. We each other our whole lives, I think it’s then sort it known each other our all into piles because we really leverage off each whole lives,” and decide other and we are so GENUINELY says Hayley. whether “I think it’s it’s going EXCITED about what we do.” because we to charity, really leverage off each other and we are needs mending or going back into the so genuinely excited about what we do.” wardrobe in an orderly fashion. Specialising in one-on-one consultations, “Often people are a little bit scared wardrobe reinventions and personal styling initially, but afterwards we get text for men and women, the girls are all messages about how good they feel. There about helping people re-invent themselves, is no judgement, it’s just a matter of changing lives by changing wardrobes. getting rid of the daggy stuff you never “If I’m running late and I go to work wear and making use of what you have. wearing something I am not 100 per cent People often have so much gold in their happy in, I don’t feel confident. If I’m wardrobe that they don’t even realise they wearing something I feel good in, I can have or don’t know how to wear it or what conquer the world,” says Hayley. to wear it with,” says Jacinta. “It might sound superficial but we “We’ve helped new mums, people going do judge each other based on how we through divorce, people starting a new present ourselves. First appearances are career, older ladies who want that little bit september 2017

of extra confidence. It’s fantastic to see the change in them afterwards.” And most importantly, it doesn’t have to cost the earth to look great. In fact, some of the best outfits the girls have pulled together have come from their local op shop. “Oh we are right into recycling,” says Jacinta, excitedly jumping up to show off the fabulous statement belt she picked up for just three dollars. “Some people are afraid to go there because they are afraid of what people think, but seriously you can pick up some absolute bargains that look a million dollars.” The vintage clothing enthusiasts are doing their bit to give back to the community too by donating any clothing their clients don’t want to Beautiful You charity. “It all comes full circle,” says Hayley. “At the end of the day, if you are walking out of the house with that little bit of extra confidence, then our job here is done.” profilemagazine

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As part of the local WIN News team, Hannah McEwan is the polished presenter who brings us the all important weather details each night. Profile catches up with the soon-tobe mum-of-two to learn more about what keeps her busy both on and off camera. Meeting Hannah McEwan for the first time is like catching up with an old friend. Exuding a warm and down to earth nature, she is completely at home in her surroundings at the local WIN studios at Maroochydore, where she delivers the weather from to our lounge rooms each night. A formally trained meteorologist, it’s not hard to see that Hannah is exactly where she has always wanted to be. “I was always fascinated by the weather,” says Hannah. “I remember the exact moment I decided that’s what I wanted to study. I was about 10 and I was watching a big storm roll in and I thought, yep that is what I want to do.” Growing up on the South Coast of Southern Victoria, the eldest of two girls, Hannah was always an outdoor kind of girl. The daughter of a competitive surfer, and a keen surfer herself, being out in the elements – rain, hail or shine, was part of her upbringing. “I was a bit of a tomboy to be honest. My dad got me into surfing, he was a competitive surfer back in the beginning, when Quicksilver was working out of a shed in Torquay, near where I grew up.” Having also shown a flair for the performing arts, Hannah was often front and centre in school productions and says her role as a weather presenter is the perfect blend of both her passions. “I was always into performing, and I

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guess I was used to being in the spotlight in school plays and such, so the idea of presenting really appealed to me as well.” Leaving home at 18, Hannah moved to Melbourne, where she lived on campus at Melbourne University while completing her degree in meteorology. “Meteorology is a tough course, with full on contact hours,” says Hannah. “I really wanted to go travelling but mum advised me to finish my degree first, which I did before booking a one-way-ticket to London. A short trip turned into me travelling for five years and I worked in Portugal and the Canary Islands as a surf instructor for Quicksilver for about two years. I also travelled to Morocco and did lots of surfing there, it was fantastic.” But the call of home beckoned and Hannah returned to Sydney where she landed a job writing scripts for weather presenters on major television networks. Hannah’s first big break came when she was offered a position at Channel Nine on the Gold Coast, where she gained valuable experience as the backup weather presenter before moving back to Sydney. “I worked there for a year and then I got a job with the weather channel in Sydney where I worked for a few years. I was freelance to begin with and in the last year I became the full time co-presenter as part of the morning weather team. “It was really hard work. I don’t know how people do it, I only did it for a year. You become a different person. You start early and finish early but it’s so hard to try september 2017

and maintain some kind of social life. I was in my mid 20s and wanted to go out with my friends. My housemates were still partying when I was leaving for work.” As fate would have it, Hannah’s dream job found her when she received a call from the News Director at WIN offering her a coveted weather presenting role on the Sunshine Coast. “I was looking for other work and I had a job offer in Canada, but because they weren't sure if my accent was going to be well received, and at that point I was 28, I decided to move to the Sunshine Coast and I’m still here five years later. “I really love my job and I love living on the Sunshine Coast. The training I had at the weather channel was to ad lib everything, so that has stood me in good stead. While we do have a script for closed captioning, I have a rough guideline I work from, but it’s all off the cuff and being a trained meteorologist makes it a lot easier.” Hannah’s workday is fast paced from the moment she walks into the studio until the news goes to air that evening. “I do the Canberra weather from here and Cairns all the way down to the Sunshine Coast and past Toowoomba, so the Sunshine Coast weather that goes to air is just one of seven weather reports I do. “This time of year is not so hectic but when we get into severe weather season, you need to have the most up to date and accurate information before you go to air, so you need to be constantly keeping your eye on the charts as things can move very quickly.” Life is just as busy away from the camera for the working mum, with 16-month-old daughter Storm keeping her on her toes and baby number two due later this year. “The first part of the day I’m Mum and second part of the day I’m in here. It’s almost like a little holiday when I come in,” says Hannah.

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I remember the EXACT moment I decided that’s what I wanted to study. I was about 10 and I was watching a big STORM roll in and I thought, yep that is what I want to do.”

And although she loves her new role as a mum, Hannah is refreshingly candid about the reality of such a big life change. “I did find it a really big transition at the start,” says Hannah. “Life has changed a lot in the last couple of years. When I first moved up here I was single, I was going out a lot. You become fairly selfish and then all of a sudden you have to become completely selfless and totally responsible for another person. “I remember when I was pregnant with Storm, thinking I would be back surfing within a couple of months. I don’t know what I thought I was going to do with the baby, leave her on the beach and say, ‘Okay I’ll be back in a couple of hours’.” Luckily Hannah has the full support of her Canadian partner Sean, a former competitive basketball player with the Clippers, who cares for the couple’s daughter while Hannah is at work. “We don’t have any family close by so we are a bit of a tag team, it works really well,” says Hannah. Having ticked so many boxes in her career so far, I’m curious to discover what’s next for the talented presenter. “At the moment my focus is on being a mum. Until Storm was born, my focus was always my career,” she says. “Presenting is a job a lot of people who work in television or journalism work towards as the end goal. I was very lucky that I got my break early on because I studied what I wanted to present, I went around it from a different angle. “When the time comes when I am no longer in front of the camera I can do something more behind the scenes, but I think I still have a few years in me yet.”

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It takes a unique skill to envision a totally transformed home in a mind’s eye, but that is Danni Morrison’s superpower. Boasting the luxe touch of traditional Hamptons style, Danni has become an interior powerhouse through her blogging business Design by Danni.

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n Danni Morrison’s guest bedroom, a statement Napoleonic Blue mirror lay on the floor, surrounded by frames in an assortment of sizes and materials. “The mirror is rattan and cane that I bought from Gumtree for $20 and I painted it with Annie Sloane,” Danni says, explaining she is drawing inspiration from celebrated interior decorator and designer Anna Spiro by creating a Victorian cluster wall, which will be installed on Sunday. This burst of inspiration is a result of Danni’s mini escape to northern New South Wales, where she visited iconic boutique hotels Halcyon House and The Atlantic, and took a styling masterclass with Anna Spiro, who Danni says has been an inspirational influence in her career. Growing up, Danni lived a transient life; her family moved around a lot (about 30 times she says!) and in that time she was subconsciously exposed to an array of styles and interiors over the years, as her mum cleverly transformed each house into a beautiful home. profilemagazine

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• Hamptons style is particularly popular in Queensland because we have a lot of Queenslanders and federation style homes, which perfectly lend themselves to a Hamptons renovation. It’s also proving very popular with people doing new builds. It’s on trend right now, however it’s not going to date anytime soon as it’s a timeless look that will remain beautiful well into the future.

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• The Sunshine Coast is growing at such a rapid rate, developments are pushing west, but for people who want to live near the coastline, beachside prices are high so they’re naturally compelled to buy older properties and renovate. • Popular television shows based around design and style are giving consumers new confidence to take on renovation and DIY projects because they’re more educated and savvy.

My mum has a HAMPTONS inspired home and has for many years, so I’ve grown up with that RELAXED coastal influence.”

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“My mum has a Hamptons inspired home and has for many years, so I’ve grown up with that relaxed coastal influence,” she says. While Danni now lives in her own slice of Hamptons heaven, when she was 17 her taste couldn’t have been more different, her heart skipping a beat at the sight of an Oscar bed in turquoise macrosuede in Domayne in Brisbane, “it was awful, but at the time I loved it,” Danni says with a laugh. The interior store was a visual playground and What makes me HAPPY inspired Danni to study is being able to transform a Certificate of Interior Technology at TAFE. Danni old pieces, buy new pieces was subsequently hired by and bring it all TOGETHER Domayne, starting in the “What homewares department and makes to make a beautiful space later promoted to in-store me happy for my clients.” decorator where she would is being fully furnish customers’ able to homes, or stage properties for sale. transform old pieces, buy new pieces and Drawing on her knowledge and bring it all together to make a beautiful experience, coupled with her profound space for my clients.” You can see some of Danni’s work on passion for interior styling, Danni launched her blog, and when you visit her page her business and blog Design by Danni in you’ll notice the main project has been the March 2016. renovation of her family home in Tanawha, “My friends and family were pushing which she owns with her fiance, Matt. me from the start saying I need to start a The 20-year-old Heritage/Colonial blog. The whole purpose is to give readers style property lends itself perfectly to a the confidence to take on some sort of Hamptons style renovation, which Danni renovation, DIY or upcycling project. says she envisioned from her first visit. “A lot of people feel quite confronted “It’s the biggest house I’ve renovated, and daunted when taking on these sorts it’s a huge property, so it takes a long time of projects, so the aim is to offer readers to achieve my desired look. I did have education and resources to transform an help with structural projects and design, element in their home and add value to but most of the DIY projects I’ve done their home and lifestyle.” on my own – music on for 12 hours with But it’s the magic Danni can create in wine or coffee, always doing some sort of transforming a client’s home; whether painting,” she says. it be a complete overhaul or updating a “We’ve painted the whole interior and room using a mix of existing pieces, thrifty exterior in light and fresh grey and white upcycling and new buys; that has made the tones, that’s been the biggest change. We’ve biggest impact. also ripped out the kitchen and replaced “It’s about taking those unique pieces in it with a full traditional Hamptons style their space that they may have overlooked kitchen, we whitewashed the Tasmanian or thought can’t be saved, and I look at oak floors, I’ve done two aesthetic them in a different way and have that renovations on two out of three bathrooms vision,” she says honestly.

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Our style is a JOURNEY that’s always maturing, so it’s nice to collect pieces along the way, it may be an antique, something brand new or mum’s old China.”

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which will last for a certain amount of time and then they’ll need renovating, we’ve changed all of the window treatments and hung beautiful new white linen curtains, we’ve installed wallpaper, and I’ve painted two feature walls in the house by hand, that was fun! I completed a DIY aesthetic renovation on the study and the whole backyard has been completely transformed, including an update to the gazebo, a 12 metre grey deck, landscaped gardens around the property and an extra 650sq metres of grass.” The end result is breathtaking and Danni’s styling is unparalleled, with decorative vignettes of potted greenery, Hamptons-style ceramics, salvaged wood, custom artwork, books and magazines, vintage glass fishing floats, framed photos and hydrangeas placed throughout the home. “Our style is a journey that’s always maturing, so it’s nice to collect pieces along the way, it may be an antique, something brand new or mum’s old China. In my home, everything has been collected over time, some things are old, some really old,

HOW TO DECIDE WHERE TO RENOVATE AND DECORATE

Compromise and inject your capital into areas you believe are the most financially beneficial and will offer you the most value. Which for women, I believe, is the kitchen. With our kitchen, the butler’s sink was a big ticket item, but our lights, which still look beautiful, were from Masters and a more cost-effective option. Even in a large-scale renovation, you can still make choices within your budget. 26

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the Hamptons colour palette, it’s also indicative of her decision to be the face of her business. “A big choice for me when I started, was some new and everything in between,” she whether I was going to be the face of my says, taking me on a tour of her abode. brand and I talked to numerous people in “There is an antique white flower stand the industry, other creatives and people I that was from Mum’s house and it was respect, and the answer from everyone was originally from her mother. It was stained – absolutely,” she says. timber and when I was in my early 20s “When I’m out and about networking and thought I was really on trend I painted or seeing clients, it’s important for me to it turquoise, now it’s white and has a have that uniformed look to align with my beautiful blue and white ceramic on top branding, hence why white and navy follow with a piece of driftwood styled behind it my sense of style and interiors into fashion. that was picked up from Warana beach, The Hamptons and classic coastal style can where my first investment property was. It’s be considered to be quite luxurious and a little nook and it’s beautiful,” she says. elegant so people expect I will look the part “I also have one of my grandmother’s and present myself professionally.” recipes framed in our kitchen and her cups So what and saucers sit does a pride of place My friends and family were pushing typical day in the display me from the start saying I need to for Danni cabinet. That’s what start a BLOG. The whole purpose look“It’slike? it’s about, is to give readers the confidence to pretty beautiful crazy, old pieces, take on some sort of renovation, mainly beautiful new DIY or upcycling project.” because pieces and I’m not just styling them a stylist or just a blogger, it can be quite together to create a space you love.” disconnected. I do try and time block as For anyone who has met Danni, or much as I can, otherwise I tend to lose a lot stalked her Instagram page (if you haven’t, of productivity,” she says. I highly recommend it), you will envy her “I try to see clients in the morning, immaculate style, reflective of her approach while I’m super fresh and have loaded up to interiors, with every detail considered. on coffee, then it’s home to either blog or While it’s a genuine love of style and

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work and shop for clients in the middle of the day, afternoons are spent at home blogging or doing new Tanawha projects and night-time is for updating my social media accounts.” Design by Danni has recently bought an investment property in Tewantin, and has seen Danni take on the role of foreman on this overhaul project. “It’s just a two to four month renovation flip, or as quick as we can do it and then we’ll be selling it. It’s a lot smaller than this house, so it will have a Hamptons style flair of course, but with a more modern Australian twist to appeal to the masses. “Once this is done, we’ll do it all over again and each time I’ll document the renovation on my blog. Tanawha is about 90 per cent done now, there are still rooms to be renovated, but this allows me to utilise another project to inspire readers with more before and after photos and more blog posts.” Through her own projects and client work, Danni has produced a lot of custom items which has seen her upskill. “Recently I put in custom made photo wall shelving for a client, made out of seven different pieces of timber. She had these beautiful photos of her family, but it needed something else to tie the room together, so I painted her four pieces of bespoke watercolour artwork. “It’s those sorts of things that really make someone’s home unique, we can always create a beautiful space with furniture and homewares, but it’s the extra mile and sense of uniqueness that make clients really happy. It’s about giving people a space that’s practical and they love, that makes them feel relaxed and happy at home.” As I finish my cup of tea and give her fur-baby Bozley one last cuddle before I go, I step over the words Home Sweet Home on the mat at the front door and hug Danni goodbye, it’s been a blissful morning in the most beautiful of homes.

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We can always create a BEAUTIFUL space with furniture and homewares, but it’s the extra mile and sense of UNIQUENESS that make clients really happy. It’s about giving people a space that’s practical and they LOVE, that makes them feel relaxed and happy at home.”

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From challenging on air discussions with local residents, to celebrity meet and greets, and charitable stunts to raise money for deserving community causes; Mark Darin declares he loves his job … well almost.

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ttention please, Mark Darin has a public service announcement. “If the whole of the Sunshine Coast could change their day to get up at 10am, then I could get to work around 8.30am and I would have the best job in the world,” he says in jest to his early morning wake-up call. “It can be tough doing mornings and my family cops the most of it, I get home midday/1pm and have this overwhelming urge to fall asleep and you lose half your life. The Sunshine Coast gets me bright, energetic and fun for the four hours of the show, but my family cop me grumpy and tired. “I joke and call it the breakfast anvil, there’s one of those implanted right here on me (back of neck) and that weighs me down. It’s a terrible whinge to have, because it really is the hardest thing about my job, and it doesn’t seem to affect Caroline which drives me nuts.” Mark is one half of 92.7 Mix FM’s breakfast show, the number one radio show on the Sunshine Coast, and a title he and Caroline Hutchinson have held for over a decade.

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“I was lucky, I just clicked with Caroline straight away, she was already here and had a huge following and we just clicked, it was really weird,” he says. “Everyone says we get on like an old married couple, but for me she’s more of an older sister, and that’s where the niggling and stupid fights come from, which people seem to enjoy. We were really lucky, people took to it and they took to me.” Before Mark made a name for himself on the Sunny Coast 14 years ago, he dragged around Australia, working in radio in Townsville, Sydney and Brisbane – a far cry from the civil engineering career he almost carved out for himself. “I always had a thing for radio, I was always obsessed with it, but just didn't have the courage to take a dive into putting myself out there. I was living in Gosford and commuting to Newcastle (to study civil engineering), so I was listening to a lot of radio,” he says. “I was listening to Helen and Mikey and found I was responding to them just as fast and in my opinion just as funny, and I thought, ‘I can do this’.”

I always had a thing for RADIO, I was always obsessed with it, but just didn't have the courage to take a dive into putting myself OUT THERE.”

Mark worked at the Newcastle University radio station, as well as the community radio station on the Central Coast and he got his big break in 1996, when he bumped into an old school friend, who had already done the country circuit and was hosting a night show in Gosford. “I said, ‘I’m really keen to get into radio,’ and now that I’m a radio announcer, I realise every second person comes up to you and says that,” he says with a laugh. “But he knew I was a bit of a joker from school, he was the school captain and I was always doing voices and impersonations.” Mark worked on the show for free for six months, then left uni and gave himself a year to find a job. profilemag.com.au


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MOST MEMORABLE DAY ON AIR?

“I’ve done a few kooky things on air, I’ve jumped out of a plane, I’ve stripped down to a man-kini in front of Lisa Curry, I’ve had a prostate exam live on air; but I’ve got to say, cracking $400,000 for Give Me 5 For Kids was pretty remarkable.”

“I got my first real full time job as an announcer on air all by myself in 1997 in a little town called Mudgee in New South Wales, that was the start of it,” he says. As Mark says, he and Caroline have clicked from their introduction and it’s this relatability and genuine approach which has become their winning formula. “Caroline had laid this foundation of trust and people really believe in her, I’m lucky enough that I’ve literally ridden her coat-tails and added to what she does and annoyed the hell out of her in the process,” he says.

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“I gave up trying to be something else on air, you start early and think I’ve got to be funny, so everything that comes out of my mouth has some half-arsed gag to it, which is fine and a lot of fun, but I find that a little bit exhausting and I think the audience can as well. There is a lot of serious stuff out there that you can’t just spin off into a gag, or completely avoid that topic because you can’t be funny about it.” Mark drives the show, operating the panel, computers, recordings, playbacks, sound grabs, as well as the banter and conversation.

There are always half a dozen stories each day which seem to capture most people’s ATTENTION and we need to be part of that CONVERSATION.”

“We very much follow the news, local news is always first but sometimes it doesn’t capture everyone’s attention, so you move onto something else that might be national or international. There are always half a dozen stories each day which seem to capture most people’s attention and we need to be part of that conversation,” he says. “Each time we come up to talk topics, Caroline and I will bounce a few ideas off before everything goes to air, we have a final 20 second chat, ‘Is this the best we can do?’ We’re ready to can it literally as the mic goes on and move onto something else if it doesn’t feel right.” As the clock turns 9am, the day’s not over for the duo, they have a phone interview scheduled with Scotty Cam from The Block, which will air the next morning. “You can't get people when you want them all the time, if I had it my way, every single person we interview would be right there in front of me in the studio and that’s just not possible, so I’ve had to let go of that,” Mark says. “I tend to record about half of the interviews we do after 9am and play them the next day. I don’t like not being live, but it’s necessary because people can call anytime with a lost dog and you’re in the middle of an interview or talk topic, so you do have to have that little bit of organisation and flow, so everyone gets a piece of the pie.” Within seconds of wrapping the interview with Scotty, Mark is already trimming the six-minute chat into a more palatable bite ready for the airwaves bright and early tomorrow. profilemagazine

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Are dress codes in the workplace a thing of the past? Our panel of experts have their say

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Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson talks about the gamechanging project powering our electricity network

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Boost your business knowledge with these quirky and interesting facts

Natalie Bassingthwaighte The multi-talented singer, actress, television personality and mum also runs a successful children’s clothing line – how does she do it all?

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You would be hard pressed to find a woman who is busier than Natalie Bassingthwaighte. The mum-of-two runs children’s clothing label Chi Khi, is a full time actress and continues performing with her band The Rogue Traders. Is there anything this woman can’t do?

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n the 12 minutes I spent chatting with Natalie Bassingthwaighte, I caught but a glimpse into her wild and wonderful life. “I’m running out the door as we speak,” she says, as we begin chatting about her upcoming appearance on the second season of The Wrong Girl. “It’s been so amazing to be a part of this phenomenal cast – they’re very talented, so fun, I’ve never had so much fun in my life, we’re having a ball. It’s so challenging and inspiring as well, which I just love, it’s been a real thrill.” Having spent the past few months filming in Melbourne, it is the first job Natalie has had in her hometown since she appeared on Neighbours a decade ago. “It is great to come home to my family and it’s just such a different vibe, I’ve lived here for 12 years and this is my first job here, since Neighbours,” she says, pausing to say goodbye to her kids before hopping in the car. “This morning I was doing spreadsheets for Chi Khi, and now I’m doing an interview with you and I’m to do filming with The Living Room this afternoon, absolutely no day is the same and then Thursday I’ve got filming and photoshoots, so it’s always different which means I’m never bored!” While she’s most well known for her skills as a Logie-nominated actress and presenter on the silver screen, Natalie launched her stage career on Australian productions of Grease, Rent, Footloose and Chicago. Natalie is also a celebrated musician, being one of 10 women to chart an Aria number one as a solo artist, as well as achieving multi-platinum sales with The Rogue Traders. Interestingly, carving a multi-faceted career was never her intention. profilemag.com.au


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“I just followed my heart and followed my instincts, the older I’m getting it’s really important what I say yes to and what I say no to. Early on I would say, ‘Yeah I’ll try that, I’ll try anything’, but I never set out to do that. I want to follow my heart and do what I love and what inspires me and challenges me and makes me smile, ultimately that’s my goal,” she says. “I’ve never felt more comfortable in my own shoes as I have on this set (Wrong Girl), it feels like I’ve come into my own and feels like I’m meant to be doing this on so many levels; so that’s a real buzz to find that. “And I love performing on stage (with the Rogue Traders), it’s exhilarating being on stage and having people sing your songs back to you, that’s quite crazy, but right now I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be and exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.” To add another string to her bow, Natalie also launched her children’s clothing line, Chi Khi two years ago. “There are a couple of reasons why I started the business. One of them was to see what I’m capable of, I’ve been in the entertainment industry for a long time and I always like a challenge and my husband and I have invested in properties and things before, but I said, ‘What if we invested in something we creatively really enjoyed?” “I really love design, architecture and fashion, so I thought, ‘Why not?’ And because I had two kids who did have sensitive skin and I was trying to look for these certain types of clothes for them and couldn’t find them, I knew that was it.” Since starting as an e-business, Chi Khi has now stretched into wholesaling, and has also amassed quite the celebrity cult following. september 2017

“We’ve been on celebrity kids all around the world, the Kardashian kids, Fergie, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, Megan Gale, Kate Waterhouse and Cate Blanchett; I sent her some stuff and she wrote me a letter back saying how much she loved the product with a little card!,” Natalie says, beaming with pride. “It’s hard work running your own business and trying to be a great mum at the same time, but I’m so proud of it. I dive into a lot of things, but this was a whole other level to start something I never experienced before, that I only had a love of and you can’t not be proud of yourself for that, and I am, but I’ve surrounded myself with some amazing people who have helped me make it a success.”

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We’ve been on CELEBRITY kids all around the world, the Kardashian kids, Fergie, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, Megan Gale, Kate Waterhouse and Cate Blanchett; I sent her some stuff and she wrote me a letter back saying how much she LOVED the product with a little card!”

When it comes to designing the minigarments, Natalie draws a lot of inspiration from her own wardrobe and style, adapting to be kid-friendly and still have room to play. “I wear very urban clothes, a lot of dropcrotch pants and oversized tee’s and things like that, but I like my clothing to be very comfortable and wearable, so a lot of inspiration comes from my own wardrobe,” she says. “And I have added elements from myself, I have a star tattoo that’s very personal to me and I’ve utilised that in the next collection, the number 11 is my lucky number, so I’ve utilised that, so styling wise it’s more how I like to dress. I want kids to still look like kids and be able to play like kids, so nothing itchy or scratchy. We use primarily bamboo, we make all of our own fabrics, so it’s a really beautiful product.” Natalie jokes Chi Khi is her third child, sharing she has often called on her six-year-old daughter Harper and four-yearold son Hendrix to model for the brand. “There was a time when Harper was not having a bar of it and I put Hendrix in everything, including all the dresses, so I could do the samples and know exactly how I wanted them to look – now I’ve got some great pictures for his 21st!” With her acting career hitting a new gear and Chi Khi set to expand more internationally, business is taking care of itself, leaving Natalie a little more time for her favourite job – being a mum and wife.

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THE FAMILY COURT PROCESS COURTENAY ULYATE | DIRECTOR OF PIPPA COLMAN & ASSOCIATES

For most of our clients, when faced with a family law matter, often it is the first time they have had to deal with the court process. Family law covers all aspects of family relationships – breakdown, divorce, care of children, financial support of children and former partners, and property division – and as such can be a daunting process to go through depending on your situation.

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ecause of the nature of the different aspects of family law that are heard in court, there are different ways of dealing with each of these aspects. For example, a property division matter will be dealt with differently to a parenting matter. The evidence that gets adduced and the manner of attempting to come to a resolution are also different. The procedure in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, which hears family law matters, are also different. Where possible, we advise our clients to resolve their matter outside of court and that going to court is a last resort. In fact, in both parenting and property matters, family dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, are obligatory. If you cannot find a resolution to the issues, then you can file an application for specific orders that you would like the court to make in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia. Matters that are more complex are heard in the

Family Court. The majority of matters we deal with are heard in the Federal Circuit Court. When the application is filed, a date is given for the first return date. Before this first return date, the respondent is to file their responding material. At the first return date, matters are discussed, and if the parties cannot reach some Interim Orders, an Interim Hearing takes place, in which the Judge decides. This could be for matters such as spousal maintenance or orders for where the children live and how much time they spend with the non-resident parent in the interim. The orders may also include submitting reports by experts and valuations for property. In the interim, it is not uncommon for mediations and conciliations to take place to try and resolve the matter. If a resolution can’t be found, the court would set down the matter for a Trial Directions Hearing, where directions are given as to when final affidavit material must be filed and the trial date, which could be 18 months down the track. The trial is run over a day or more and at the conclusion, the Judge will either make an order or will reserve (hold over) a decision about your case to another day. This decision is normally given within three months. The court process can be a long and expensive journey. Having an expert family lawyer on your side means that they will explore every avenue to settle the matter as soon as possible. This could save you time and money and give you much needed peace of mind.

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THEWORD Q: ARE DRESS CODES A THING OF THE PAST IN THE WORKPLACE?

Nicole Wykes NAMBOUR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Dress codes always have and will continue to have relevance in the workplace. Although a strong feeling exists that dress should be a personal matter, particularly with Gen Y, the personal interpretation of appropriate dress can lead to awkwardness in the workplace both for the employee and employer. Dress codes define expectations and reduce the need for difficult situations, which can be interpreted as discrimination or even bullying. Recent research published in the Harvard Business Review’s article, Dress For The Job You Want, supports the view that dress style and appearance contribute to the notion of executive presence (a blending of temperament, competencies, and skills), with evidence suggesting that women considered dressing the part was a vital factor in attaining success.

Aimee Russell AIMEE PROVENCE OWNER BUDERIM My approach to dress codes is comfort! If my staff are comfortable with what they are wearing, they feel good and this is reflected through better customer service. There will always be limits as to what is deemed appropriate at work, but there is a wider acknowledgement that you don’t have to wear a suit to be smart. At Aimee Provence we choose to follow a dress code that reflects professionalism and etiquette. I believe wearing the correct dress for an occasion is a matter of good manners. Dress codes in the hospitality sector usually follow strict guidelines due to hygiene and regulations, and in some cases also creates branding awareness. Ultimately I think a strict dress code at work is slowly becoming a thing of the past as the workplace becomes more relaxed and less formal. 44

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SOMETHING FOR CATERING OWNER/MANAGER Presentation is important in any business, but I don’t think there is a general rule that needs to be followed in regards to dress codes. Working within the hospitality industry, however, there are definitely expectations from clients that all staff are presented well. This is due to both food safety and hygiene as well as the overall aesthetic that the business would like to portray. Given the versatile nature of our business and the range of clients we work with, the requirements change each week. We work with clients to ensure they get exactly what they want, from the food we serve to what the staff wear. Front of house staff attire can range from formal black tie to beach style party attire – for us it is about giving the client the experience they desire. We are a young, progressive, energetic company and like to connect with clients in an honest and open way. Dress is definitely a part of this and when meeting clients we don’t go over the top and wear suits, ties and the like. Instead we are ourselves, wearing what we feel comfortable in, which represents who we are and what we do. profilemag.com.au


PIPPA COLMAN & ASSOCIATES - PARTNER I am sure if you compared dress codes in today’s workplaces to workplaces of around 20 years ago, some might say that the standards have certainly dropped. However, I think they would find it hard to say that dress codes are a thing of the past. While it may be acceptable for men to not wear a suit and tie and for women to wear pants, a level of dress code still applies in most workplaces. For OH&S reasons, dress codes are necessary in maintaining workplace safety for everyone. Certainly dress codes don’t need to be as restrictive as they were in the past. People should be allowed to wear clothes they feel comfortable in and that comply with a minimum standard. Dressing in a way that makes the employee feel cool, calm and confident is a great thing for client service and staff morale. As an employer, you want to make sure that the way your staff dress reflects in a positive manner and ensures standards are maintained. So, dress codes are still relevant in today’s workplace, even if they aren’t as strict as they once were.

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HELLOWORLD TRAVEL BUDERIM OWNER/MANAGER While the working world has changed since my first corporate position, where it was strictly a ‘no pants for ladies’ rule, I do believe you must dress appropriately for your position and your target market. I am sure a prospective client would not take a staff member seriously if they dressed in jeans and a t-shirt when wishing to purchase a high end luxury holiday, however you don’t wish to appear too conservative and out of touch either. It’s a fine line and very difficult to police with multigenerational staff members who all have their own personal style choices. We have avoided this very delicate conversation by creating our own corporate uniform, voted for by all staff members, so they feel that their personal input matters. So while dress codes have been relaxed over the years, I believe there will always be a place in certain working environments for a uniform.

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No, I don’t believe dress codes in the workplace are a thing of the past, I believe that over time we have seen the evolution of what is and isn’t acceptable. For me clothes are a form of artful expression, they tell a story without words, and as we live in a world where first impressions are mainly based on visual appearance, clothes are a very important factor in business. We know that people hire Mask Events for who we are, just as much as they hire us for products. The way you present yourself to clients can help to subconsciously reassure them that you have everything under control and that you can successfully deliver the job. Mask Events have just hired several new staff members and at their induction interview they all asked what they were expected to wear as part of their job. My answer to them was that they were to wear whatever they feel comfortable in, what will show their personality, and what they believe will portray the culture of our business – which is professional with a hint of edgy.

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WORDS MARK JAMIESON, SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL MAYOR

INNOVATIVE

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GOES LIVE We’re not just talking about game-changing projects here on our Sunshine Coast, we’re delivering them – our Sunshine Coast Solar Farm, a project unmatched in this country, is now switched on and producing power for the electricity network.

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he Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is a very real and tangible demonstration of our council’s commitment that the Sunshine Coast will be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart and creative. Our council is the first in Australia to develop a 15 megawatt, utility scale, grid connected solar farm. It is the largest solar farm built in south-east Queensland, the second largest in the state, the first solar farm connected to Energex’s 33KV grid in south-east Queensland and it is the first solar farm in Australia to operate at 1500 Volts DC, which means it can operate more efficiently. Of more historic importance is the fact that we will become the first government in mainland Australia that is offsetting 100 per cent of its entire electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source. While others are still debating the merits of achieving a 50 per cent renewable energy target, or less in some cases, we have got on with the job and will now exceed that.

That is something that our residents can be rightfully proud of. You can also be pleased that the solar farm will save ratepayers $22 million over the next 30 years on the operating costs of council, a saving that would not have been possible if we had continued business as usual. To make that perfectly clear, the solar farm will pay for itself and then contribute another $22 million in savings to council’s electricity costs. A project of this size does not happen without the input of many. Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution, with a special acknowledgment to the solar farm’s neighbours who have always taken a great interest in the project and were patient with us during the construction phase – you have all been part of a wonderful, forward thinking and innovative journey for our region. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SOLAR FARM, INCLUDING LIVE DATA, GO TO SUNSHINECOAST.QLD.GOV.AU/ ENVIRONMENT/SUNSHINE-COAST-SOLAR-FARM

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HOW TO SIT, WORDS ALLAN PEASE

WHERE AND WHY

Did you know it’s not what you say, it’s where you sit. Body language is the unspoken communication tool which can make or break you in business. Here’s the lowdown on the common seating plans used by today’s business executives.

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he rectangular desk, which is usually the work desk, is used for business activity, brief conversations, reprimands and so on. It lets everyone take a ‘position’ on a subject and encourages direct eye contact. The round table, often a coffee table with wraparound seating or lower chairs, is used to create an informal, relaxed atmosphere or to persuade. King Arthur used this to give his knights equal authority. Theoretically, everyone is equal, but in practice, if someone at the table is higher status than the others, it alters the power distribution. The nearer you sit to the king, the more power you have. Square tables create cooperation from the person beside you but resistance from those opposite, and when four people

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are seated, everyone has someone sitting opposite them. Square tables belong in canteens. Where you sit in a business situation says a great deal about your status and can greatly influence your relationships with your coworkers. People who are engaged in friendly, cooperative conversation will sit next to each other or on either side of a corner of a table, whereas those engaged in confrontation will sit opposite one another. And it’s not just where you sit, it’s what you’re sitting on. Have you ever been for a business meeting and felt overwhelmed or helpless when you sat in the visitor’s chair? It is likely that the other person had cunningly arranged their office to raise their own status and power, and lower yours.

The height of the back of the chair raises or lowers a person’s status. The higher it is, the more power and status the person is perceived to have. How much power would the Queen or the Pope have if they were always sitting on a small piano stool? Swivel chairs have more power and status than fixed chairs, allowing the user freedom of movement when under pressure. 2. HEIGHT

Status is gained if your chair is higher from the floor than the other person’s. Some advertising executives are known for sitting on high-backed chairs that are adjusted for maximum height, while their visitors sit opposite, in the defensive position or on a sofa or chair that is so low their eyes are level with the executive’s desk. 3. LOCATION

Most power is exerted on a visitor when their chair is placed directly opposite. A common power-play is to place the visitor’s chair as far away as possible from the executive’s desk, further reducing the visitor’s status. Avoid being stuck in any physical position that takes away your confidence or presence. Excerpt from Body Language in the Work Place, by Allan and Barbara Pease Allan Pease 5445 5600 peaseinternational.com profilemagazine

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I have seen two of our BUSINESS COACHING clients (a builder and a tennis academy) get LUCRATIVE ORDERS within hours of sending an email to their old list of leads/customers. Think about it. Many of these people are still INTERESTED in what you offer, they just need to be reminded that you offer it.”

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WORDS SIIMON REYNOLDS, CO-FOUNDER THE FORTUNE INSTITUTE

Sometimes building a highly profitable business is easier than it looks. We often think the answer to growing our company is working longer hours and doing much more work, but in my experience coaching hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs on growth, it’s often the really simple, easy steps that make the biggest difference. With that in mind, here are six small things you can do, that together will make a huge improvement to how fast your company grows.

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FIND A RICHER CUSTOMER What product could you offer, especially for wealthier clients? Strangely, people who are wealthier are often easier to sell to than those who are struggling financially. Opening the wallet doesn’t hurt as much. But if you don’t have something good to offer this richer style of customer you are leaving huge amounts of money on the table. Remember also that a more expensive product usually means much higher margins for you, so while your revenue may increase say 20 per cent with this new upscale product, your profit at the end of the year may be much higher.

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DEVELOP A CONTINUITY BUSINESS MODEL One of the most effective ways to quickly build your profits is to design a service or product that is continuously delivered. If you sell a service, this is usually achieved by selling a monthly retainer for ongoing work. If you sell a product it’s by getting customers to sign on for monthly or quarterly re-orders. In the case of the latter, it is remarkable how you can turn almost anything you sell into a continuity model. Look on the internet and you’ll find highly successful monthly continuity models for clothes, gifts, advice, socks, meat, wine, DVDs, events and hundreds of other categories. What could you offer that is delivered monthly or quarterly? This kind of recurring revenue is a mega opportunity to not only lift your revenues but keep them high year after year.

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REACTIVATE OLD CLIENTS OR LEADS I have seen two of our business coaching clients (a builder and a tennis academy) get lucrative orders within hours of sending an email to their old list of leads/customers. Think about it. Many of these people are still interested in what you offer, they just need to be reminded that you offer it. Reactivating your old enquiries and clients is one of the fastest ways of all to make your profit levels zoom. Be sure to do it every six months.

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DO SOMETHING TO GROW YOUR CUSTOMER BASE BEFORE 10AM You know how it goes. You have wonderful intentions to work on your sales and marketing but the urgent problems of the day soon take over and all of a sudden it’s 6pm and another day has gone without doing it. There’s an easy way to fix this incredibly costly problem: work for an hour on sales and marketing as soon as you come into work each morning. Just one hour will make a massive difference to your company’s growth over three months – but it must be done each and every work day. The best way to make it occur is firstly to diarise it and secondly to inform your staff (and if need be your clients and suppliers) that you’re not available until 10am each day. If you don’t do these two things my experience with coaching hundreds of entrepreneurs is that it won’t work.

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INCREASE THE SPEED AND INTENSITY OF YOUR DAILY WORK Start acting with genuine urgency. If you usually have staff meetings that last an hour, do them in 30 minutes.

If you get into work at 9am, get in at 8am. If you usually do five sales calls a week try doing five every day. Then instill this sense of urgency into your staff and your key suppliers. So that everyone who works with you knows they have to lift their game higher than ever before. Acting with urgency and great desire will massively change your results for the better.

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ASK FOR MONEY MUCH MORE OFTEN If your business is not growing quickly, a common reason is you are not asking enough people to buy from you, often enough. There are numerous ways to ask for money in a business: • You need to focus on bringing in more leads – via advertising, PR, joint ventures or the telephone. • You need to increase the amount of meetings you have with people who can buy. • And you need to create more reasons why somebody should buy from you – make them more offers, create new products or services, announce special short term discounts etc. • If you reach out to a lot more people, with lots more offers and reasons to buy, you will inevitably get a lot more sales. NOW IT’S UP TO YOU I’ve now given you six highly effective strategies and can virtually guarantee that if you make them a central part of the way you operate, you will see a remarkable lift in your sales. For more information visit thefortuneinstitute.com profilemagazine

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FORBES WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE BRANDS IN 2016

The Apple brand is now worth $154.1 billion, up six per cent from 2015. The brand ranks on top of Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Valuable Brands for the fifth time straight. Below is the list of the top five brands. Facebook hits the top five with 281 million in company advertising.

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BRAND FACTS Coca Cola launched its third product, Sprite, in 1961. Hilton was the first international hotel chain. The brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland. Monopoly is the most played board game in the world. MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge.

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WHERE ARE BUSINESSES INVESTING THEIR MARKETING $$? A report from Forrester Research shows the estimated allocation of marketing funds offline vs. online and across the digital channels.

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In 2016, the average business was expected to allocate 30% of their marketing budget to online. This rate is expected to grow to 35% by 2019. Search engine marketing will capture the largest share of online spend with online display (banner ads, online video, etc.) taking the second largest share. Social media investments will continue to grow as an overall share of online spend, but will only represent about 15% of the total online spend. Mobile marketing has grown to a point that it’s no longer tracked in the forecast and is presumed to be considered across all channels.

TOP AUSTRALIAN BRANDS OF 2016 Telstra is now Australia’s most valuable brand after increasing its brand value by 37 per cent to $14.58 billion over the last year, knocking Woolworths back to second spot. Up until 2016 Woolworths held the number 1 spot for an impressive seven years.

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JOHN AND CHRIS HALL

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How one man turned a good eye for detail into one of the Sunshine Coast’s most sought after residential property maintenance businesses.

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n 2008 John Hall and his wife Cheryl were comfortably settling into a wellearned retirement here on the Coast. As someone who has taken pride in his home and its surroundings his whole life, John found himself becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the standard of body corporate maintenance on the building he was living in, and took matters into his own hands, working on the building himself. Friends and neighbours soon noticed the improvements made to his residence and began asking for his services on their own properties. A lightbulb moment hit and John decided to take his knack for maintaining buildings and started his own business. Hallsmark has developed into a proud family-owned business, with John’s two sons Chris and Kelvin jumping on board. Chris is the grounds supervisor and marketing manager, Kelvin is the cleaning

manager and wife Cheryl is the bookkeeper. With a specific focus on residential properties, Hallsmark boasts the ability to increase the standard of a building incrementally over a one to three year period through their cleaning and garden maintenance work programmes. While John and Cheryl came out of their retirement to work on the business full time, their son Chris says they absolutely love it. Hallsmark looks after properties spanning from Coolum to Caloundra. After maintaining a couple of properties on River Esplanade, they quickly started to increase their clientele and ended up looking after the whole street. “Locals were practically getting a try-before-you-buy experience because they were seeing what was happening to the buildings around them,” says Chris. This word of mouth style of marketing was sustaining the business for over nine years, but Chris decided it was time to take it one step further. He came across What The Fox Creative and was really

impressed by their offering. They started with a customer experience workshop, followed by a rebrand, which included a style guide and concept marketing strategy, and they look forward to continuing their relationship with What The Fox as the business evolves. Within six months, Hallsmark has redeveloped aspects of the business and recently relaunched a new website with thanks to What The Fox. “What The Fox forced us to dig deeper. We’ve learnt from our mistakes and the business has grown over that time,” Chris says, explaining they’ve now introduced a framework to help clients present a beautiful building and plan to continue producing more content around how chairmen and committees can make life easier for themselves.

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Profile sits down with Kevin Fraikin and Sean McGowan of Montville Coffee to chat about the brand’s repositioning as a leader in the Fair Trade coffee business.

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ccording to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 16 million cups of coffee consumed in Australia every day – that’s a lot of coffee! Chances are, you’re sipping on a hot latte as you read this, but have you ever considered the journey your beans have made and the people they affected before reaching your cup? Karen and Richard Barnett did, and in 2000 they launched Queensland’s first fairtrade and organic certified coffee, Montville Coffee. From day one Karen and Richard used fairtrade and organic coffee in support of the farmers who produce it. The coffee beans are sourced from countries on the equator belt, with the specialty grade coffee coming from higher elevations in regions across South America, central America, Africa, Southeast Asia – a majority of which are third world countries. “The fair trade model really looks at empowering communities to take charge of their development and ensuring that everyone in those communities progresses,”

Co-director, Kevin Fraikin says. The business was steadily growing for some 15 years and was at no signs of slowing down, however, with many other businesses following suit and adopting the ethical approach to coffee roasting, they’d lost their recognition as a leader in both the specialty and ethical space – it was time for a rebrand! Sean McGowan is the business development manager at Montville Coffee and says that they wanted to elevate the brand to recognise the value, elegance and luxury that’s associated with an investment in high quality specialty coffee that is ethically qualified. While the company had plenty of experience in-house, they identified that there were areas they needed assistance in. That’s where What The Fox Creative came in. Montville identified alongside What The Fox that they wanted to diversify their offering and differentiate the packaging of their cafe range to the At Home range they sell through retailers. “As the coffee industry moves forward we wanted the packaging to reflect that. We wanted to celebrate and elevate the product from origin,” Kevin says. KAREN BARNETT AND KEVIN FRAIKIN

After the rebrand, the business saw a significant lift in sales. They’re now supplying coffee to 30 to 40 cafes, 30 retailers, and a distributor called Unique Health Foods, which reaches a further 200 customers. With a fresh outlook and shiny new packaging, Montville Coffee was accepted into the Grow Coastal Program through the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre, where they refined their cold brew coffee range (now known as Monty) with the help of What The Fox. Montville used customer personas identified alongside What The Fox to develop concepts and new labels for Monty, and customer feedback led to the development of another product, a caffeinefree cold brew. The launch of Monty will take place at the Fine Foods Australia conference in Sydney this month, after Montville Coffee was chosen to represent the Sunshine Coast at the conference, which will provide them with a platform to launch Monty nationally. “We now have a wholesale cafe range, an at home range and we have a different category named Monty. Yet when you place all of those packages and labels together it’s all cohesive. And that’s been the benefit of creating a long term relationship with What The Fox,” Sean says. “What The Fox has been very generous in sharing their thoughts and expertise, both in one-on-one sessions but also in more public sessions, like their monthly workshops. Our experience has been very positive, and they have a great team with a lot of experience behind them,” Kevin adds.

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Boom Shankar For over 20 years, Dui Cameron has injected colour into women’s wardrobes through Boom Shankar, growing from a humble market stall into an internationally-renowned business

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SHOULDER DETAIL Last summer saw plenty of bare shoulder action and spring will see the return of the off the shoulder trend. Single shoulder cutouts will bring a little ‘flashdance’ to your outfit. Flared sleeves will also continue to be on trend.

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From ladylike ruffles to bold stripes let’s take a look at what’s trending for the new season.

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ESSENTIAL DENIM Add to your collection of denim with new pieces for spring. Try vintage washed, cropped, high-waisted or embroidery detail. Denim dresses, overalls and pinafores will be included in this season’s must-have list. LULU & ROSE MILA DENIM DUNGAREE, RRP $99.95, WWW. THEICONIC.COM.AU


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For over two decades, Dui Cameron has been injecting colour into women’s wardrobes through her fashion label Boom Shankar, which started as a humble market stall and has grown into an internationallyrenowned business.

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aybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” The quote from Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw hangs proudly in Dui Cameron’s beautiful Peregian Beach abode, bursting with delicious jewel tones and eclectic collections from her worldly travels. “I lived in Thailand for a long time in the early ‘90s and Dui is a nickname. My real name is Katie and I actually don’t care what anyone calls me, it’s just that the nickname stuck,” she says with a bright smile. But it has been Dui’s time spent in India that has had the most profound impact, shaping not only her life, but her business. “I’ve always felt a very strong connection with India. I remember as a child, my dad’s brother was a really old hippy and spent years living in Afghanistan and India, maybe his stories sunk in,” she says. “When I landed in India, it was the early ‘90s and Delhi was quite different than it is now, but there was something about it, something about the people – I connected very quickly with a bunch of street kids in Delhi and they just made me beam. “I was blown away with the fact it didn’t take money to be happy, the smile

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on people’s faces or how willing they are to offer you a chai; that giving was really beautiful.” Extending the same warm hospitality to me, Dui offers to order me a coffee from the cafe downstairs. Her studio in the heart of Peregian is laden with colour – clothes rails display her upcoming collection, artwork adorns every surface, and her goldendoodle, Harry, takes pride of place on the jade lounge among the decorative cushions. Dui turns the pages of a large portfolio of sketches beside her, explaining she’s always drawing, which I soon learn stems from an early adoption of fashion. “I think I have always been someone who will wear what I want to wear, I’ve dressed myself from the very young age of two. My mum wasn’t allowed to dress me and I’d mix things up, I’d wear tutus with rainbow socks and do things I thought were normal and she thought were crazy, because she’s a real country conservative girl and I’m the opposite. So I’m pretty sure she didn’t know where I came from and it never changed,” Dui says. “As I grew older I continued with my own style – I just love colour and mixing it up with contrasting things that are not so popular to wear, I would do my own thing.” Dui shared her style with others and sold handmade clothes at the local markets, before travelling overseas where she also sold her wares. september 2017

As I grew older I continued with my own STYLE – I just love colour and mixing it up with contrasting things that are not so popular to wear, I would do my OWN THING.”

“I did the market in Goa in India, I’ve sold on the streets in Tokyo in Japan, and I’ve sold in Thailand; making money to keep travelling, I fell in love with travelling around the world, particularly Asia,” she says. While living in India, Dui’s passion soared, utterly inspired by the colourful world around her. She began making clothing out of old saris and mixing them with different fabrics, colours and bling. “The women look immaculate, no matter how rich or poor they are, they’re in colour, so it really shone through and it really resonated with me; that beauty of women and colour,” she says. “You would see women in saris sweeping the streets and they were fluorescent pink with a yellow stripe going down them – I thought they should be on a catwalk!” When Dui returned to Australia, she opened her renowned Boom Shankar stall at the Eumundi Markets, which grew into a wholesale business and has had great success over the past 22 years. At the time of our interview, Dui has just finished her winter ‘18 collection and is starting the summer ‘18 collection, while the summer ‘17 range is about to be released. “When I’m putting a collection together I often start with a country or a story, so for example the summer ‘16 collection, with Samantha Harris in it, was an idea based around Palm Springs in America and that era, that cocktail party, the big hair, hanging around a pool; that was my initial inspiration and then it goes off into side carts,” she says. “I try to design something for everybody and every age, which is really interesting now because I have such a variety of ages that will be drawn to different pieces – my mum who’s 75 will wear certain parts of the range and then I have friends whose kids are 16 who will wear parts of the range too. “I’m starting to wear it more now, and I’m often wearing things that aren’t out because I’m making samples to fit me

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SAMANTHA HARRIS AND DUI CAMERON AT THE SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION PHOTOSHOOT. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

TAHNEE AND JESSICA MODEL THE SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION. PHOTO BY DUKE AND GYPSY

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first, because if I really love something I feel a lot more confident going into it. My wardrobe is half my stuff and half somebody else’s.” The eclectic use of patterns, prints and designs is what Boom Shankar has become known for, with Dui’s designs hitting icon status. “I work with a couple of graphic artists in Australia and we do a lot of print working here, which we’ll put into files to develop and I work with these big Pantone books to put our palettes together. Then it gets sent off to India, to a massive printing place and they’re made on incredible mills, they’re wild,” she says. “I have also dabbled in hand blocking for 20 years and we’ve worked with organic indigo dyes.” Some of Dui’s designs are also embellished in embroidery, which is all done by a talented community on the border of Pakistan and India. “They are in a bit of no man’s land, they’re Pakistani residents but they’re of Hindu descent. They are incredible embroiders and they were coming to the village where I lived, looking for work. We got friendly over a few years and I said to

them, ‘There’s something we can do to help each other’. I needed a government pass and two police escorts to go to the village and we took all of our old fabrics.” The community has no electricity and uses pedal Singer machines – the men sew the patches of material together and the women stitch. “We try to do something in every collection that has hand work in it, so we know we’re giving these guys our work,” she says. Boom Shankar has become a transient business, with Dui running it for four months from her home in Rajasthan, India, and the remainder of the year she is here on the Sunshine Coast. “We used to spend six months on six months off but my son Charlie started high school, he’s in Year 8 now and he has a music scholarship, so he’s pretty deep in the school,” she says. “We have a home in India, I bought land about 12 years ago and built our home in the desert. We have one dog, seven cats, eight Indian star tortoises and one cow, they’re all rescue animals. And we have a family, he’s like my Indian brother and he looks after our place and the animals, we call him Skip. “The whole family goes over at times, my mum and dad love it over there, Charlie went to school over there for a while through primary and he’s grown up in India since he was six months old. “We have two homes and in totally different worlds, which I feel very lucky to have because I have very strong roots, I’ve been in India since I was about 18, it’s home, and Australia is also home, they’re just in different places.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?

I love yellow, it’s my favourite colour in the world, I absolutely love it. There’s something very, very happy for me with yellow, it has been my favourite colour since I was very young and it has never changed. It’s a colour most people say they can’t wear, I believe you can wear any colour, I think it’s how you wear it and how you wear yourself. Where has that belief come from that you can’t do something? Don’t domesticate yourself into that box, stand outside of it and it’s amazing how much you’ll shine.

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Carlie Wacker PHOTOS KATIE TAKES A PICTURE

Voted the best dressed woman on the Sunshine Coast last year, Carlie Wacker knows a thing or two about fashion. Profile catches up with the bubbly Mix FM radio announcer, emcee, and style editor who shares her top fashion tips to have you right on trend this spring/summer season. PROFILE: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? CARLIE: Modern classic with moments of

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PROFILE: HOW HAS YOUR SENSE OF FASHION CHANGED OVER THE YEARS? CARLIE: I always embrace new trends but

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PROFILE: WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE WORST ERA IN FASHION? CARLIE: Everything about the early 2000s

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PROFILE: YOUR BIGGEST FASHION BLUNDER? CARLIE: Early 2000s. Oversized 3/4 cargo

shorts – not cool!

PROFILE: WHAT IS AN ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU COULD NEVER PART WITH? CARLIE: My blush coloured velvet cape.

I know the velvet and cape trends will pass but there is something so luxe about wearing it.


PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR MOST BELOVED ACCESSORY? CARLIE: My diamond wedding rings and

a gorgeous Tiffany bracelet my girlfriends gave me for my 40th birthday.

PROFILE: WHAT STAPLE ITEMS SHOULD EVERY WOMAN HAVE IN HER WARDROBE? CARLIE: A great fitting pair of jeans,

white tee, luxe sneakers, leather jacket, black slim fit pants, statement pumps, a gorgeous knit, linen shirt, floral dress and a black jumpsuit.

PROFILE: WHAT IS THE BEST FASHION ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? CARLIE: I'm nicer when I like my outfit –

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PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY LOOK RIGHT NOW? CARLIE: I always love how Lara

CARLIE WACKER

PROFILE: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INVESTMENT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR WARDROBE? CARLIE: A great quality handbag or

statement clutch is always a good investment. My Louis Vuitton and Coach handbags are the biggest investments.

PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION? CARLIE: Dress to make yourself feel great

first. Don't be afraid to mix the old with the new. Some stunning pre loved designer fashions can be found at your local opshop.

PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LOOK RIGHT NOW? CARLIE: Stripes. This trend continues into

spring. I may have overdosed on stripes recently so I'm set to stay within trend this spring/summer.

PROFILE: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE FASHION DESIGNER? CARLIE: My fave local label is BAE (Before

Anyone Else). I also love Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Bec and Bridge, Bird and Kite and Life with Bird.

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Dress to make yourself FEEL GREAT first. Don't be afraid to mix the OLD with the NEW.”

Worthington (Bingle) styles herself. Gigi Hadid hits all the right notes right now too!

I always EMBRACE the NEW TRENDS but I've grown to APPRECIATE fabric, cut and craftsmanship more.”

PROFILE: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE STYLE ICON? CARLIE: Brigitte Bardot. PROFILE: LESS IS MORE – YES OR NO? CARLIE: No! Always better to be

overdressed than underdressed!

PROFILE: WHAT TRENDS CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE IN THE COMING MONTHS HEADING INTO SUMMER? CARLIE: Big florals, wide leg pants,

stripes, fuchsia, lime and lots of white.

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Your core, or powerhouse, as it’s often referred to in Pilates, is the physical centre of your body and the point at which all movements should initiate from. It is the area from the bottom of your rib cage, to a line across your hips at the front of your body and the base of your lower back. Using your core is important in everyday movements such as lifting, twisting, reaching and bending. When your core muscles are weak, injuries can often result when performing such movements. When used correctly, your core will help your limbs move in a balanced and controlled way. Strengthening your core can improve the following weaknesses: • Poor posture • Lower back pain • Bad balance • General muscle weakness 68

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Pilates is a system of mind-body conditioning that focuses on the core-stabilising muscles of the body, which is why medical professionals often refer patients to Pilates. Through a range of core strengthening exercises, Pilates teaches body awareness and healthy posture while enhancing physical strength, flexibility and co-ordination. Once you have learnt to activate and isolate your core muscles you can then learn to move the larger, more superficial muscles more effectively. Pilates offers a functional training solution to those with restricted mobility as well as elite athletes. No matter what your age or fitness level, Pilates can help you improve your core strength. CGM PILATES Kon-Tiki Business Centre, 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore Phone: 0405 559 840 cgmpilates.com

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he first thing that strikes you about this award-winning home at beautiful Sunshine Beach is its location. With uninterrupted views to the ocean and headland as well as views down the Coast to Mount Coolum, designer Chris Clout knew he had a very special site to work with. “I remember being at the old existing house on the site, you could see a lot of the ocean, it gave me a feeling of being back in the Greek Islands. I got a real feel for the atmosphere while I was there and I had stayed in many of the top resorts, so I tried to recreate that luxury resort style with Azure,” says Chris. “We had done a lot of Asian-inspired homes, with lots of timber and I wanted to do something completely different, with sleek lines and crisp white styling.” Working with his uncle, Glen Watson, Chris created the home with a focus on open plan living. Built over three storeys, the fourbedroom house features a separate floor with three bedrooms, and the entire top floor is dedicated to the master suite.

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It gave me a FEELING of being back in the Greek Islands. I got a real feel for the ATMOSPHERE while I was there and I had stayed in many of the top resorts, so I tried to recreate that LUXURY resort style with Azure.”

With formed stairs that zigzag up to the suite, which is a million dollar retreat in its own right, no expense has been spared to make this a truly luxurious haven. The open plan set out includes a large walk-in robe and open ensuite with a large shower showcasing spectacular views. Marble cladding and fresh white 2-pac are used with Sisal Stone vanity to create a stunning space. The master suite also has its own private terrace with a daybed and outdoor spa.

The facade of the house features laser cut screens with a pattern echoing the waves of the beach and sand below, set within solid white surrounds, a large glass panel showcases a waterfall and frames the frangipani planter behind. The entrance of the home steps down over layered cantilevered treads and immediately the eye is drawn through frameless entry doors to the spectacular views, the infinity pool and to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean beyond. profilemag.com.au


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The engineering of this house was outstanding, allowing us to have a 14 metre uninterrupted span for the doors out to the POOL terrace.”

“The engineering of this house was outstanding, allowing us to have a 14 metre uninterrupted span for the doors out to the pool terrace,” says Chris. The infinity pool is a standout feature of the home. Its raised structure hides the houses below to give uninterrupted views from the headland all the way down to Mount Coolum. “We knew we had to take full advantage of its great north-east-facing position,” says Chris. “We really had to push every height limit to get the best out of it, the pool is raised seven metres in the air, it’s the same level as the roof next door, we really pushed the boundaries and it paid off.” On the lower floor, there is a large amount of privacy and natural light overlooking the natural bushland and landscaped garden beneath the shelter of the pool and terrace above. september 2017

A large family room, with walk-in cellar, media room, three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry are also contained on this floor and provide a completely separate zone for other residents of the home. Due to its orientation, the home allows a large amount of natural light as well as the ability to completely open up to capture the ocean breezes. Pouring over the stunning pictures of this grand masterpiece, I picture myself relaxing on the daybed, bubbles in hand, drinking in the surrounds of the deep blue ocean beyond. Now where did I put that lotto ticket?!

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT There’s no denying we love a takeaway coffee (or other beverage of choice) here on the Sunny Coast. But what we don’t love, is damaging the environment. That’s why more local cafes are offering discounts on drinks when you bring in a reusable cup, rather than using a takeaway cup. I love these cups from Ash Living (ashliving.com.au), which are as beautiful as they are sustainable!

TO DYE FOR Did you know you can use avocado seeds to dye natural fibres pink? @creativebowerbird put the method to the test and the result was simply stunning. Method: Boil water and avocado seeds until the water turns pink.

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I love my morning coffee, but did you know dandelion tea/dandelion root is a great liver-friendly alternative. You can buy roasted dandelion and chicory root from health food stores, and a few local cafes now offer dandelion lattes.

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two delicious dishes! FRUIT AND NUT SLICE

• 1 cup self raising flour • 1 cup rolled oats • 1 egg • 125g butter, soft • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • ½ cup desiccated coconut • ½ cup dried apricots, finely chopped • ½ cup dried Turkish figs, finely chopped Preheat oven to 180ºC and line an 18cm x 20cm tray with baking paper. Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined, the mixture will be slightly crumbly. Turn out mixture onto the prepared tray and press down with the back of a spoon to create a smooth surface. Bake for 25 minutes and leave in tray to cool for five minutes before cutting into 12 slices and transferring to a wire rack to cool. ROASTED APPLE CRUMBLE

• 1 slice (from above recipe), per person • 1 red apple, per person Core the apple and leave the skin on (you can remove the skin if you prefer, I like to leave it on as it helps the apple keep its shape). In a 180ºC oven, roast the apple until it becomes soft, this will take 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and take one of the fruit and nut slices, crumble around the apple and fill the hollow core with the mixture (use one slice per apple). Return to oven for about five minutes. Gently remove from the tray, using a spatula and place on a plate. You can serve with vanilla ice cream or custard, or enjoy on its own.

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A fusion of traditional family cooking and a passion for fashion put Caroline Khoo on a path to the whimsical wonderland of Nectar and Stone. The clever cook-turned-author shares how she turned a creative side project into a bountiful ecommerce business sweeping the nation.

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uttercream rosettes cascading down eenie mini cakes, delicately iced donuts and heart-shaped waffles laden with edible pretties and pastel pink meringues sprinkled in sanding sugar – Caroline Khoo lives the sweet life. Growing up in a Greek family, big events such as name days, Christmas and Easter (interestingly not so much birthdays) were celebrated with gusto, and often centred around family. “My mum would always put on a big display of savoury food, but all the Greeks love sweet food. So my memories are of my mum in the kitchen,” she says. “Mum was really good in letting me be involved and she would explain what she was doing. The Greek cakes are a bit more complex and when you’re doing the Greek bread, the dough has to be thrown up in the air several times and Mum would explain that process to me. That’s where the love of food and seeing how my mum loved to entertain brought a lot of happiness, that’s where a lot of those memories come from.” But the creation of desserts, for which Caroline has become renowned for, came when she was in her mid 20s. “I’ve always had a sweet tooth and appreciated desserts, but my exposure was mainly around the Greek sweets and when I married my husband Nick, who’s Asian, I got to enjoy a lot of Asian desserts and started to fuse everything together.”

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In her youth, Caroline always wanted to pursue a fine arts degree, but as her parents had migrated from Greece to Australia in their early 20s, and struggled in their early life, they wanted Caroline to have a more solid education. “I decided to go into politics because I loved public speaking,” she says. “But then I got married in my really early 20s and needed to secure a job and the political degree required me to go into third world countries, it was Middle Eastern history. “That's when I went into fashion and learnt a lot about the handbag and footwear industry – the colours, textures, fine details and intricate patterns, that's where the desserts relate to, all of the things I learnt there. “But my whole family is in the medical industry, and they kept saying to me, ‘You’re so good with people, the industry needs people like you and it pays a lot better,’ so I took a leap of faith and quit my job.” Caroline worked for an American medical company in product consultancy, before taking the ultimate leap in launching her own business – Nectar and Stone. The mother of two young boys, Caroline says her home had become overrun with boyish things and she found herself drawing on her feminine style from her time in the

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I had all the IDEAS ready and they’ve been there for at least two years. So when the publisher asked me to do a pitch it was so easy, I knew exactly how I would do it and the REASONS behind that.”

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fashion industry, as a way of carving out her own identity. She also found creative ways to interest her sons in food, who were toddlers at the time, focusing on the look as well as the taste of what she put in front of them. And this transformed into baking for friends and family, who identified something unique and encouraged her to explore more opportunities. “I’m naturally a perfectionist, so anything that might have a possibility of failure, I won't go toward that direction. It was my husband and family and friends who kept pushing me to give it a go. For a year I was like, ‘There’s no way I’m going to do this because no one will like what I do,’ so it took everyone a lot of time to break down my walls and convince me otherwise,” Caroline says, explaining the idea behind the naming of her brand. “I’m very colour driven and my favourite colours; even though Instagram and everything indicates otherwise; are grey and peach and I wanted to create a name that I loved, but had no name of cake or sweets – if people like my work and if I’m successful, they’ll remember my name. I played with the name Peach and Grey and thought, ‘What else do I like?’ I like homewares, I like the fruit of the peach and that’s when the name started to develop to thinking about the stone inside a peach, which relates to fruit but also to colours I like.” With 394,000 followers on Instagram and counting, Caroline has evolved her brand and earlier this year published her first book, I’m just here for dessert. september 2017

I think I enjoy the macarons the most, because I found it so hard in the beginning when I was learning, I just couldn’t get it right. So when you do get it right, it’s really rewarding and I feel like there’s nothing like a fresh macaron – the ones in the store, if they’re not fresh and baked on the day they're not really that good, but when you make your own, and everyone who has experienced mine are always so shocked at the difference. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO EAT?

Savoury: I’ll always go for pull apart pork. Sweet: I’m a sucker for chocolate; chocolate tarts or chocolate macarons, chocolate ice cream.

“The community over the four years have been asking me for information and I didn't want to answer it and be done with it, I feel like there's so much more explanation, so I’d always hold back and I thought if I ever get the opportunity to write a book I’ll explain it properly and I’ll do it once, I don't want to repeat myself over and over again. So I felt like this was the perfect platform to explain it and show the whole process from start to end.”

If people like my work and if I’m successful, they’ll REMEMBER my name.”

The end result is a detailed curation of Caroline’s most delectable sweet treats, divulging recipes, flavour and colour combinations, inspiration behind her

designs and insider secrets she’s learnt along the way – including a chapter on the freshness of eggs and how they can affect the baking process. “I had all the ideas ready and they’ve been there for at least two years. So when the publisher asked me to do a pitch it was so easy, I knew exactly how I would do it and the reasons behind that. The whole process was like freedom; here we are, this is how it’s done,” she says. “I’d like to do a sister book, it may not be sweets though, I’d like to do a savoury element, to show people what I can do, because I cook a lot of savoury, I just don’t share it (on social media), so I’d like to complete that whole entertaining experience for people.” Having immersed herself in a culinary cloud, Caroline laughs that she’s gained 10 kilos in the past four years from frequently taste testing the balance of flavours and evolving her palate. profilemagazine

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Her photography skills have also developed and Caroline can often be found snapping inspo shots around the streets of Melbourne and on her travels, looking at elements of landscapes and cityscapes to inject into her desserts. “I’ve always had an interest in the camera. When I started on Instagram, the process was taking a photo on the camera, putting it onto the computer, seeing if it looks okay, sending it to my phone and then posting it on Instagram, it was a real cumbersome process and the pictures weren’t getting a huge amount of likes either and I thought for all that work, what’s the point?” Caroline says. “I remember saying to my husband, ‘I’m petrified of using my phone to take photos 80

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I’ve always had a SWEET TOOTH and appreciated desserts, but my exposure was mainly around the Greek sweets and when I married my husband Nick, who’s Asian, I got to enjoy a lot of Asian DESSERTS and started to fuse everything together.”

because I have a camera and it’s so good,’ but I made that switch and began playing around with different times of the day to see what I thought was the best photo and found the community immediately appreciated that more, and it took me so much less time. “I use the Instagram camera, I don’t do anything tricky or difficult, I just make it easy for myself and take the photo and post it, if it’s a little bit dark in the studio, a little bit of editing in brightness helps, but I don’t make anything complex for myself. So I’ve just stuck with that method.” Having created a recipe for success, Caroline now has the creative licence to continue on this tasty trajectory, one morsel at a time. profilemag.com.au


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Did you know it takes just seven seconds to form a first impression of someone? Apart from our body language, how we dress speaks volumes about our personality before we even open our mouth. I catch up with a bunch of lovely ladies to discover what their signature style says about them, over a delicious lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s in Noosa.

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hether you’re a structured suit and stiletto kind of gal, or feel more comfortable in a flowy, boho style ensemble, when it comes to fashion there is no one-size-fits-all. Your style and the clothes you choose have the power to reflect and affect your mood and overall confidence. Superficial as it may sound, what we choose to wear on any given day can mean the difference between feeling like we can conquer the world or wanting to hide under our desk! The lunching ladies had such fun talking all things fashion as we reflected on our biggest fashion faux pas, the best and worst of fashion through the eras, our style icons and lots more. september 2017

My guests were Debbie Blumel, CEO of the Children’s Therapy Centre; Jacinta Blundell, owner of Helloworld Buderim; Kelli Spilios, co owner of Indaco Rose boutique at Maroochydore; Suzie Morris, owner of Source Bulk Foods, Caloundra; Sandra Goulton, owner of Maleny Jewellers and photographer Katie Weychardt. PROFILE: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? DEBBIE: I would say classical. Being tall,

I tend to wear more structured outfits. I would rather wear a shirt or a coat with a long line, typically with pants. I tend not to wear highly decorative things. I think when you’re tall you can’t overdo yourself

or it tends to be too much! The same thing applies to jewellery. Simple and uncomplicated is my style. KELLY: I think it has changed since I had my son. Not that I used to wear a lot of crop tops or tiny things but I did stop and think I’m a mum now, I need to wear mum clothes! I’ve worked out it’s all about comfort. My style is relaxed but polished. I’m a little bit boho at the moment, but I also like a bit of tailoring, oh and metallic, I love metallic. profilemagazine

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My kids are the best, the boys are like ‘Oh WOW, look at your dress, that’s AWESOME’, and they still ask me to make their clothes, which is cool.”

are like ‘Oh wow, look at your dress, that’s awesome’, and they still ask me to make their clothes, which is cool. PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ERA WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION? SUZIE: I have to say the ‘40s – tailored,

Palermo she is super fashionable but doesn’t wear anything that is not her. She wears lots of high waisted pants, layering, and amazing colours. SANDRA: I have two but they are miles apart. I love Nicole Kidman, she always looks really beautiful. The other one is Beyonce for a bit of fun. I love how she can pull off all these wonderful outfits even when she is pregnant. I suppose that’s the bit of sparkle and bling in me. SUZIE: I have a couple, Lauren Bacall, she always wore clothes that were tailored and structured but was willing to push the boundaries, and Coco Chanel. I do also love Lisa Wilkinson, every day she just looks beautiful, so polished. KATIE: One of them is my nanna. She was a tiny little lady and she always looked so beautiful. I also like Michelle Williams, she is a little bit quirky. I loved her pixie cut, which I had for years.

PROFILE: WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON? DEBBIE: Jackie Kennedy. She was so stylish

PROFILE: WHAT WAS YOUR WORST FASHION BLUNDER? DEBBIE: When I was around 19 I had a

nipped waist, straight skirts, big hair, bright lips. I don’t mind the ‘20s either, the fringes and sparkles. KATIE: Me too. All the gorgeous dresses, the gloves, the hats. It was such a fun era. KELLI: I love the glamorous bygone eras too, the femininity and being demure, with things covered beautifully. It’s an overall look. It’s so sexy. I think we could take a leaf out of their book. DEBBIE: I don’t have one in particular but I do think people should wear what suits them, their body shape and their personalities. I’ve always worn what suits the occasion. I think you have to work out who you are and where you are going and how you want to come across and above all be comfortable. I’m for the sensible era, whenever that was.

but not too over the top. So elegant. I always think less is more. KELLI: It changes all the time depending on how I’m feeling. At the moment it is Olivia

white jumpsuit, which I thought I looked gorgeous in but looking back, it really wasn’t suitable to wear to uni!

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JACINTA: I keep coming back to the ‘80s. I

think of different travel conferencing events, where we would often have a formal night and I would decide to go right outside my comfort zone and then I look back at the photos and think what was I thinking. I even look awkward. KATIE: I have always had a love of op shop and vintage, which is fine but my friends and I used to have a thing for grandpa pants, like men’s business pants but the old ones. They were too long, we walked on the heels of them, it was terrible but it was cool back then I suppose. You just have to own it. SUZIE: Friends of mine were going through old photos recently and they sent a couple of me in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In one I was wearing a really tight red and cream jumper with gold stripes, it does not look good at all. In the other I was wearing a striped jacket with big shoulder pads and enormous hair. I looked hideous. SANDRA: I’ve got lots and they are all coming back. It was a primary school reunion in the late ‘80s. My sister and I are nine years apart and Mum made us matching outfits – yellow crop tops with pineapples and matching culottes with plastic shoes. PROFILE: WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED PIECE IN YOUR WARDROBE? SUZIE: My Year 10 formal dress is very

sentimental to me. It’s lemon and typical ‘50s style with spaghetti straps, full circle skirt and it has a matching lemon jacket.

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My mum made it for me. I also wore it to the first wedding I ever went to. My daughter has worn it a couple of times to ‘50s-themed rock and roll nights. SANDRA: Probably my wedding gown. I used to work in a drapery store that sold wedding fabric and I remember working extra hours to pay it off. My friend made it for me. There is something about it. I can’t throw it out. KELLI: I keep all my nice dresses but I never wear them more than once. I have every dress since I was 17 so I loan them all to friends. I actually love shopping and having to find an outfit. That’s how Indaco Rose started, I love dressing people. DEBBIE: I’m into minimalism so I throw things out more than I acquire them. My wedding dress ended up in the girls’ dressup box. I bought a beautiful jacket in Melbourne recently which zips from the top and bottom. It moves with you when you’re travelling, doesn’t crease and it’s stunning. JACINTA: I have this beautiful Italian cashmere black cape and it brings back great memories of family trips to the snow; sitting with the kids around the fireplace, glass of wine, snow falling. It’s a really emotive piece.

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L A D I E S AT L U N C H R E V I E W MISS MONEYPENNY’S There’s something magical about strolling along Hastings Street that makes you instantly feel relaxed – the chilled out vibe, the lively chatter echoing from the restaurants and cafes peppered along the bustling strip, the locals and tourists meandering through the eclectic little boutiques, the beachgoers who wander up from the waves to grab a coffee and watch the world go by. One restaurant that really stands out from the crowd is the revered Miss Moneypenny’s – an uber stylish venue serving up Mediterranean-inspired modern Australian cuisine as well as an impressive cocktail list. With such an excellent reputation, I had high expectations of this award-winning restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. With such an extensive menu, and so many delicious options vying for our attention, the ladies and I decided to sample a few different dishes to share, which I highly recommend. From the delicious fresh salads to the 12hour lamb shoulder that fell apart on the fork to the melt-in-your-mouth market fish,

each dish was an explosion of colour and flavour. The chocolate brownie was the piece de resistance. Served with creamy ice cream and caramelised banana it really hit the spot. Miss Moneypenny’s boasts an impressive bar, with just about any cocktail you dare to imagine as well as a quality wine list. It’s the perfect spot to relax over a leisurely lunch or enjoy a drink and one of their signature Napoli-style pizzas or share boards with friends. Open seven days until late, there is sure to be something on the menu to tempt your tastebuds. MISS MONEYPENNY’S 6 HASTINGS ST, NOOSA HEADS PH: 5474 9999

ON THE MENU • Haloumi, mini flare, almond, ras el hangout, pomegranate, yoghurt • Voodoo bacon pikette, fior di latte, parmesan, parsley • Touched market fish, wakame, candied lemon, beurre noisette and tamari dressing • 12-hour lamb shoulder with eggplant, fetta, green olive and chickpea, chermoula • Beef fillet, smoked beetroot, caramelised onion, silver beet, cafe de paris butter • Broccolini, garlic-chilli dressing, crispy eschallot

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coastal style Many local couples are, or are about to be planning their perfect wedding – so why not choose a location that truly encompasses the flavours of the Sunshine Coast, with a reception at See Restaurant. Having perfected the recipe for success and with a reputation for producing some of the best food in town, See Restaurant is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Combine this with 280 degrees of unspoiled water views and a close proximity to many of the greatest chapels and wedding locations on the Sunshine Coast, and you have the ultimate venue for your wedding reception. Offering the largest and friendliest accommodation facilities on the Coast and boasting picturesque views and exciting attractions, Mooloolaba is the ideal location to host your celebration. Adding to this, See Restaurant will go above and beyond to ensure your special day is unspoiled by any inconvenience, with a fully catered reception that will leave your guests well and truly impressed, for as little as $100 per guest. As a weatherproof venue with gorgeous wharf views year-round, the happy couple can have peace of mind knowing their reception will be dazzling no matter what, and in addition to being licensed until midnight, as with the location being close to much of the Coast’s nightlife, you and your guests can continue celebrating into the night.

Your Special Menu Canapés on arrival

Salmon dill and caper vol-au-vents Prosciutto, melon and Hervey Bay scallo ps with cumquat glaze Rare beef, rocket, chipotle aioli and parm esan crust Chilean crispy chicken loins with salsa verde Oysters rockefeller

Entrée

Crispy house pastry filled with confit duck, Woombye camembert and smoked almonds, served with a sticky plum jus Mooloolaba king prawns, chimichurri pickle and avocado, wrapped in cured salmon with a coconut and lime jelly

Main

Charred Kilcoy eye fillet served with truffle d mash, crispy onion chips, steamed greens and a native pepper and malbec jus. Grilled barramundi with beetroot and prese rved orange risotto, candied asparagus and a saffron and cinna mon cream

Dessert

Turkish delight panna cotta, cranberry soil, and white chocolate house ‘Ferrero’ Kahlua and Belgium chocolate mousse and black cherry drops with Sambuca wafers

So if you’re looking for the ideal place to celebrate your future together in wedded bliss, visit the team at See Restaurant to find out how they can make your big day all the more special.

www.seerestaurant.com.au

See Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to late and Sunday for lunch, and is available for functions. 123 Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba QLD 4557 • (07) 5444 5044


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Project Espresso This cute little coffee bar/eatery opened in June 2016 with a focus on the basics – excellent coffee, friendly vibes, delicious food and efficient service. And they’ve managed to tick all of the boxes, especially with the introduction of Jaffle Wednesday; boasting golden gourmet jaffles with an array of sweet and savoury fillings. Check out their Instagram page or pop in and say hi, to find out what’s on the menu today! 2/9 FIRST AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE PHONE: 5373 7443 FACEBOOK.COM/PROJECTESPRESSOMAROOCHY

INSPO FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

Brouhaha Brewery This little independent brewpub tucked way in the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, has become a go-to venue for an ale and a quality meal, made out of the freshest local ingredients, their beer included. Cosy up to a fresh brew on the spacious deck, or get among the action inside, where you can see the stills in action. With tasty tapas-type dishes on offer as well as something more substantial, there is a meal for all appetites, and with so many beers on tap, why not try a tasting platter. 6/39 CORAL STREET, MALENY PHONE: 5435 2018 BROUHAHABREWERY.COM.AU

Whisky Boy With a funky, modern atmosphere, Whisky Boy brings something different to Noosa. Whisky Boy is a real mix of bar and restaurant, where you can come and enjoy dinner from their a la carte menu, or you can just sit, enjoy the view and choose from a large selection of bar food designed to share. And as you may have guessed it, they know a thing or two about whisky – with over 55 tipples on offer from all over the world. If whisky isn’t your choice though, they have a fully stocked bar with beer on tap and a large cocktail and wine list, catering to anyone, no matter what your poison. 10/203 GYMPIE TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE PHONE: 0403 600 406 WHISKYBOY.COM.AU profilemag.com.au


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Salmon and kaffir lime potato cake Crumbed Atlantic salmon and kaffir lime potato cake with tamarind and coconut sauce, green papaya. Overlooking the pristine Pumicestone Passage, Sandbar Cafe & Fish and Chippery offers a mouthwatering range of fresh seafood, tantilising steaks and salads, and deliciously decadent sweet treats. Relax and unwind while indulging in one of their tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner options – perhaps with a glass of one of their local or imported beers. SANDBAR CAFE & FISH AND CHIPPERY 26 THE ESPLANADE, BULCOCK BEACH, CALOUNDRA PHONE: 5491 0800 SANDBARCAFEKIOSK.COM.AU

Local yellowfin tuna Local yellowfin tuna, wasabi and potato rosti, wakame, pickled ginger, choy sum, ponzu shoyu and sesame seed. ‘Relaxed, laid back and beachy’ best describes the family owned and run Peregian Beach Hotel. Focussing on fresh and simple dishes with Asian and Mediterranean influences, the new spring menu makes the most of local Sunshine Coast produce. It’s the perfect place to gather your crew and enjoy delicious authentic sourdough pizza, tapas share plates and Asian fusion dishes, paired perfectly with the best local craft beers on tap. Open seven days for lunch, dinner or in-between.

Linguine Gamberi alla Puttenesca

PEREGIAN BEACH HOTEL 221 DAVID LOW WAY, PEREGIAN BEACH PHONE: 5448 3111 PEREGIANBEACHHOTEL.COM.AU

Freshly made linguine and local king prawns with fresh chilli, anchovy, capers, Sicilian green olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and homemade slowly cooked Napolitano, tomato and herb sauce. All’ Antica is a fully licensed restaurant, offering an unbeatable combination of traditional dishes from the Northern Alps through to the rich waters of the Mediterranean that surround Sicily, all created using the best local produce and ingredients imported straight from Italy. ALL’ ANTICA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3/115 POINT CARTWRIGHT DRIVE, BUDDINA PHONE: 5444 0988 ALLANTICA.COM.AU september 2017

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GOURMET

RECIPE CAROLINE KHOO

FRANGIPANE PASTRY

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• 200g unsalted butter, softened • 120g soft icing mixture or icing sugar • 1½ eggs • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence (optional) • 370g plain (all-purpose) flour, plus extra for dusting • canola oil cooking spray

Place the softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on a medium speed until creamy and soft. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the soft icing mixture a little at a time until completely incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the flour. Mix until a dough has just started to form. Transfer the dough from the stand mixer to a clean bench lightly dusted with flour and knead with clean, lightly floured hands for a few minutes until you have a smooth ball. Don’t overwork the dough, just knead it enough to bring it together into that smooth ball. Cut the dough in half and then form each half into a ball again. Push down on each ball to create a disc, and then tightly wrap both discs in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the fridge for 2 hours. (You can leave it overnight if you are making this ahead of time.) The dough will need time to come to room temperature before you roll it out.

ROLLING OUT YOUR PASTRY Place one disc of dough between two sheets of baking paper then begin to roll out to form a thin rectangle of pastry about 8x6cm and about 1cm thick. Repeat with the other dough disc. Lightly spray your tart tins with the canola oil. Using a sharp knife, cut each rolled sheet of pastry into 6 pieces, each larger than a tart tin. That way, there will be overhanging pastry when you line the tins. Use your fingers to gently but firmly push the dough into the tart tin. If any area is short of pastry, add some dough so that it is covered. Repeat with the rest of the pastry and the tart tins. Run your rolling pin over each tart tin so any overhanging pastry is trimmed off and you have a clean edge. Poke a few holes in the base of each tart with a fork. Cover the pastry-lined tins tightly with plastic wrap, then place the tins in the fridge and allow to chill for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Preheat the oven to 170°C fan-forced (FF). Cut out six small squares of baking paper, each big enough to cover a tart tin. Fill the lined tart tins with baking beads, then blind bake for 6 minutes. Remove the baking paper and baking beads then return the tart shells to the oven for a further 7 minutes. FRANGIPANE FILLING MAKES ENOUGH FILLING FOR FOUR SMALL 10CM TARTS PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

• 90g unsalted butter, softened • 100g caster (superfine) sugar, plus an extra teaspoon for decorating • 2 eggs • 90g almond meal • 15g plain (all-purpose) flour • 15g soft icing mixture or icing (confectioners) sugar • pinch of fine salt • 4 small plain pastry tart shells • handful of frozen berries Beat the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment over a medium speed until soft, then add the caster sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time until fully incorporated. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the frozen berries to the bowl and mix on high speed for 1–2 minutes. Divide the mixture between the tart shells, and sprinkle some frozen berries into each shell. Push the berries down gently with your fingers so they are slightly submerged in the frangipane filling. Bake for 4 minutes, then sprinkle the extra caster sugar on top of each tart. Return the tarts to the oven and bake for another 8–10 minutes, or until golden.

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GIN TONIC

at The Alex Surf Club

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rawberry St-INFUSED

Dining Situated right on Alexandra Headland Beach with absolute beachfront views

RECIPE CAROLINE KHOO • MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS • 50ml gin • 150ml tonic water • 5 strawberries, hulled Halve 3 of the strawberries and let them steep in the gin for a couple of hours. Remove and discard the strawberries. Either transfer the infused gin to an airtight bottle to drink later, or pour into a glass. Add some ice and tonic water, then halve the remaining strawberries and add them to the glass for a pretty garnish.

Beachside Kiosk

open 7 days from 7am to 2pm breakfast - lunch - coffee - cold drinks

Bluff Bar & Function Room

open fri 12 - late sat & sun 10am-late function enquiries welcome functions@alexsurfclub.com.au

The Lookout Bistro & Cafe lunch 12 - 2pm mon - sun dinner 5.30 - 8pm sun - thurs 5.30 - 9pm fri - sat cafe open 7 days 10am - 9pm

Bar & Gaming

self serve TAB - 131 gaming machines keno - barista made coffee

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TRAVEL

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to visit 12 countries in 12 months, while getting paid! Thanks to modern technology and What the Fox Creative’s forward thinking, graphic designer, Naomi Fenn is doing just that.

MOKRIN HOUSE Situated in Northern Serbia, 5km from the Romanian border and 30km from Hungry, is a co-living, co-working space called Mokrin House. The space takes a new approach to the concept of co-working and provides such a unique and special moment plucked out of time for my remote experience.

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okrin House was originally built in the 1920s, as an estate for the well-known and respected Novakov family, but was seized and abandoned after World War II. It was left in that state for years and I imagine would’ve stuck out in the countryside, as a relic from a different kind of life. It is a beautiful concept that this stoic old building, that would have stood as a reminder for opportunity once passed, is now part of an incredibly forward thinking vision of the future.

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA Serbia has connected west with east for centuries – a land in which civilisations, cultures, faiths, climates and landscapes meet and mingle. It is located in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, in southeastern Europe. The northern portion belongs to central Europe, but in terms of geography and climate it is also partly a Mediterranean country. The most-visited tourist destinations are the cities of Belgrade (capital city of Serbia) and Novi Sad, the mountains of Kopaonik and Zlatibor and the spa towns of Vrnjačka Banja and Sokobanja. serbia.travel 90

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I spent the month with some of my remote family in Belgrade, Serbia, an amazing city for anyone who enjoys eating, drinking and having fun! But upon our arrival, the city team in Remote Year made sure we were all aware of a place a couple of hours out of town, called Mokrin House. Curious what all the fuss was about, a group of us decided to go check it out and on arrival, we immediately started discussing how long we could extend our stay for. The accommodation ranges between dorms that shoots you straight back to school camp, to luxury rooms in the main building. The service was better than a fivestar hotel. They provide three homemade meals a day from ingredients mostly grown

on site, and then there’s the homemade apricot jam and the local cheese that somehow snuck into every meal. The main garden area of Mokrin is blocked off and once you walk through the large steel gate you feel like you’re removed from society and time itself. At one point I was laying on the soft grass chatting to a fellow remote and a truck full of corn sped by the gate, reminding there was a pin to my location and that was this tiny village in northern Serbia. While on a phone call with the Fox Den, the Account Manager jokingly said, ‘Have


MOKRIN HOUSE Mokrin House is a co-working and coliving space in the north of Serbia. It is located on the Novakov family estate, where Nova Novakov built a humble mud hut in 1872. Also on the estate is a large, bourgeois house whose original façade has been preserved to this day. It was built in 1925 by Nova’s grandson, Milan, when the Novakovs had become fairly prosperous landowners. During the post WW2 period, the family was stripped of their land and property and the houses on the estate fell into disrepair and the remaining descendants stayed in the house, living in bare subsistence. Over the following 30 years, the house was abandoned. In 2008, four architecture students embarked on their first building project, Mokrin House as it stands today; for which they have won many architecture and design awards. mokrinhouse.com

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SUNSHINE COAST SATURDAY 7th October Time: 10am - 1pm Location: Oaks Resort 2 Landsborough Pde, Caloundra Suncity Travel

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a good time in rehab’, but she was exactly on point – the city-life pace denies you a level of calm the country-life provides and at Mokrin, you literally get the best of both worlds. The cherry on the cake was that I shared the experience with a group of friends I’ve become so familiar with over the past five months. It was an escape from reality, but I still worked eight hours a day. We’ve all become so used to taking a binary perspective to work and relaxation, and at the risk of being scoffed at, I’ve come to realise the two can actually feed each other. It’s true, you can have your cake and eat it too – and at Mokrin, they’ll even serve it with some of their homemade apricot jam.

FREE ENTRY

SUNDAY 8th October Time: 10am - 1pm Location: The Boat House Restaurant 194 Gympie Tce, Noosaville Noosa / Cooroy Cruise & Travel

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TRAVEL

Jacinta Blundell PROFILE TRAVEL EDITOR

at the edge of

EARTH

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GROS MORNE

WORDS JACINTA BLUNDELL, TRAVEL EDITOR PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

If you’ve ever contemplated the anatomy of an iceberg, admired a tickle, or scoffed a Jigg’s dinner, you’re one of the handful of Australians who have tiptoed to the ‘edge of the earth’ – the far reaches of Atlantic Canada, that is.

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ramatically carved by the North Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland is the most easterly province, closer to Germany than the Canadian Rockies, and nearer to Greenland than Niagara Falls. Newfoundland and Labrador is ruggedly beautiful and remote – a place where, at face value, time has stood still, yet surprisingly is where North America ultimately began. L’Anse aux Meadows at the northern tip of the island, is where the Vikings first set foot on the continent, and now history buffs and wildlife enthusiasts can meander along the seaside Viking Trail or the Labrador Coastal Drive through UNESCO world heritage sites and former whaling stations, devouring the history, artefacts and fantastic seafood chowder – if the distracting scenery leaves you enough time. There’s a saying in Newfoundland, “The world can’t weigh you down when you’re standing on top of it,” and a visit to this surreal landscape of steep fjords, ‘crinkle-cut’ coastlines and undeniable wilderness cannot help but elevate and inspire. Iceberg Alley, the most exhilarating of all, is a coastal thoroughfare from Labrador in the north to the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland’s south, where BRIGUS WHITE HOUSE, AVALON PHOTO BY CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION

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The WORLD can’t weigh you down when you’re standing ON TOP of it.”

each year from spring to late summer, enormous bergs, broken off from the Arctic, float down the coastline, drifting in close to tiny ports and coves, and dwarfing the town-scapes. Lodging across the province ranges from modest seaside B&Bs, to the ultra-chic architectural masterpiece of Fogo Island Inn, and in between are ‘Canadian Signature Experiences’ – once in a lifetime gems designated by the Canadian Tourism Commission that will leave you breathless. At Quirpon Island (pron. kar-poon) for example, visitors stay in a working lightkeeper’s island station in Iceberg Alley, and spot for whales, ‘bergs and birdlife along quiet, windswept trails, by zodiac, or perched high in a glass-wrapped clapboard shack with a beverage in hand. Newfoundlanders are known as Canada’s friendliest, happiest and most hospitable people – a title undisputed by those who passed through Gander on that fateful day, 11 September, 2001. The tiny community is the centre of 9/11’s most heart-warming story of human spirit and hospitality, when they played host to thousands of stranded passengers while USA Airspace was closed. At the convergence of Irish, Scottish, English, French and indigenous cultures, Newfoundland is a feel-good place, where having a good time comes easy – too easy, perhaps. There are more pubs per capita here than anywhere in Canada, yet moose and caribou outnumber human residents, so you’ll only share your brews and panoramic views with a few. profilemag.com.au


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Any visitor is sure to find themselves drawn in to a lively ‘Kitchen Party’, where infectious fiddling, a simple meal of cod and potatoes, and dancing is the order of the evening. Or there is the newcomer’s rite of passage of being ‘screeched in’, which involves dropping to one knee, kissing a cod, swearing an oath of allegiance, and sinking a shot of screech (local rum). And if the entertainment isn’t enough to raise a smile, the creative village names and dialect just might. Delightful quirks of speech are everywhere, and ‘Come From Aways’ (visitors) can’t resist stopping in on Heart’s Desire, Leading Tickles and Middlefart, or when someone delivers with a large smile, “Long may your jib draw”, it is most certainly a hearty, good wish for the future. As locals like to say, it’s ‘not a bad bit nice’ – simply meaning, Newfoundland is beautiful in every way.

18nts boutique accommodation - including a lighthouse stay in Iceberg Alley  4nt P.E.I (5*) culinary experience  cruising & wildlife viewing in Labrador, Gros Morne N.P & The Viking Trail  private transportation & more.

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^Available exclusively through Helloworld Travel Buderim or Caboolture King St. Pricing is per adult twin share. Single supplements & triple/quad share reductions apply. Credit card fees may apply. See in-store for full Terms & Conditions | The Lighthouse Route is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. (05Apr-27May & Oct). Surcharges apply for regular or peak seasons. Ask your consultant for dates. Package is customisable and includes 9nts accom, transport, car hire (mid size automatic), outside window cruise cabin, sightseeing & meals as specified. Contact us for a detailed itinerary. A non-refundable $750 pp deposit is required at the time of booking | Maritime Canada is a 'Small Group Journey by Jacinta' private departure, with a maximum of 20 seats. Contact us for a tour brochure | All offers are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any time | Blunbell Pty Ltd as Trustee for the GSJ Trust, t/a Helloworld Travel Buderim, ABN 15 474 818 096 and GR & SJ Bell & JH Blundell, t/a Helloworld Travel Caboolture King Street, ABN 257 867 37 062 and Small Group Journeys by Jacinta.

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WHAT’S ON IN

5 SEPTEMBER PROFILE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER LAUNCH

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This month, join the team as we celebrate the launch of The Style Issue in spectacular fashion, at the Pontoon Waterfront Deck, Brightwater Hotel. Guests will be treated to delicious canapes and bubbles as they mingle with other like minded business people and rub shoulders with our featured stars. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online.

ANH DO – THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE

Comedian Anh Do brings his bestselling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show. Performed at Lake Kawana Community Centre for one night only in September, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s amazing story. Tickets are $59.90 and available online.

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Get involved in the exciting events taking place at this month’s Ironman competition along Mooloolaba Esplanade. Held across three thrilling days, experience the true Australian culture as we showcase the many talented athletes of the Sunshine Coast and around the world. It’s free to watch and will be an impressive display of strength and endurance the whole family can enjoy, so make sure you come along. ap.ironman.com

LUKE BATTY FOUNDATION GALA DINNER

Support the Luke Batty Foundation, while enjoying a three-course meal with matching wines as designed by awardwinning chef and special guest Matt Golinski and Andy Wilcox. At Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas in Noosa Heads on 23 September, with live entertainment by Hurricane, bubbles on arrival, silent auctions and raffles. tinyurl.com/peppersnoosaLBB

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29 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Get set for four days of sun, surf and soul, at the Caloundra Music Festival, proudly sponsored by 92.7 Mix FM and 91.9 Sea FM, from September 29 to October 2 at Kings Beach. Featuring a killer lineup of diverse musical acts, including Art Vs. Science, Grinspoon, Drapht, Ronan Keating, Killing Heidi, Spiderbait and Pseudo Echo, there is something for everyone! Tickets are available from $60 for a one day adult pass. Check online for more details. caloundramusicfestival.com XAVIER RUDD. PHOTO BY RAF WETERE

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FILM: BATTLE OF THE SEXES Whether you witnessed the real-life rivalry between tennis greats Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973, or you were just a twinkle in your parent’s eyes, Battle of the Sexes (in cinemas 28 September) is bound to captivate audiences young and old. From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Battle of the Sexes is an inspiring, empowering and entertaining film based on a true story – the tennis match between the women’s world #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in 1973. Billed as the “Battle Of The Sexes” by fans and media, the match became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each were fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, they served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. DIRECTOR Jonathan Dayton, Valeria Faris. CAST Steve Carrell, Emma Stone, Elisabeth Shue.

HEART OF GOLD WHEN 5-8 October, 2017 WHERE Gympie Civic Centre

families, filmmakers and first-timers alike. There will be industry masterclasses, a stunning opening BOOKINGS night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions heartofgold.com.au or of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of 5482 4547 Gold’s vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining. On Sunday, there Witness over 150 brilliant short films from will also be a special family day, with family-friendly films, every corner of the world at the 10th Heart of Gold workshops and games to enjoy between sessions. International Short Film Festival. Playing at the Gympie Civic Centre

FESTIVAL: HEART OF GOLD

from 5-8 October, the festival features short films bound to delight all, making it the perfect way to spend your weekend. Nestled within the golden hills of Gympie, housed in the grand auditorium of the Civic Centre, is a film festival with a heart of gold, programming carefully-crafted short films that deeply resonate with the viewer. The four-day program includes something for everyone – september 2017

This year, in celebration of 150 years of gold discovery in the Gympie region – ‘Discovery’ will play as a major theme. Heart of Gold aims to show films that shine a light on sidelined topics, people or regions of the world, celebrating films that have a special kind of storytelling magic, which break through to the audience on an emotional level – they can be edgy, they can be groundbreaking and they can be downright hilarious, as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.

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COMPETITIONS PROFILE

PRIZE INCLUDES: • A $1000 Maroochydore Homemaker Centre gift voucher • A two-hour styling session with resident stylist, Maureen Walters, including expert advice, shopping, purchase advice and coffee and cake.

PRIZE VALUED AT $1400!

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A SPRING ESSENTIALS HOME STYLING SESSION

Give your home a stylish expert makeover with a twohour interior styling session and a $1000 shopping spree courtesy of the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre. With so many amazing, quality stores dedicated to providing the best in all things house and home, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to creating the look you want.

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aroochydore Homemaker Centre is the premier destination on the Sunshine Coast for homewares and lifestyle products, with more than 30,000sqm of retail space dedicated to furniture, electrical and homewares all under one roof. Shop in air-conditioned comfort with over 900 undercover carparks in the heart of Maroochydore. Shopping for your home has never been so easy! If you need some extra help with your purchases, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre offers interior styling sessions with its resident interior stylist, Maureen Walters. If you have ever felt like you don’t know where to start when it comes to creating your perfect pad, these Style Sessions are just the thing for you! The two-hour sessions are catered to your needs, whether you have

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LAST WORD with Arj Barker

Arj Barker is one of Australia’s favourite American comedians. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. When asked what is it about Australian audiences he loves so much, his answer was simple, “They're the smartest, best looking and least easily manipulated by flattery of any crowds I know!” I GREW UP ... on the mean streets of San Anselmo, California. It was like a really rough part of town except for instead of gangs, there were trees and instead of crime we had lots of really nice cake. I'm very lucky is what I'm trying to say. FOR MY FIRST JOB, I ... sold lemonade to passing cars.

Tough work but it paid the bills.

WHEN I’M NOT WORKING ... you mean for the other 23 hours a day? It would take a long time to list here, but I imagine it's very similar to what other people do when they aren't working – eat, sleep, make inventions with clay, scuba dive, and archery. MY MOST ANNOYING HABIT IS ... I don't know

if farting is a habit, or a way of life, but definitely it annoys the other people on the plane the most.

IF I COULDN’T BE A COMEDIAN, I WOULD HAVE BEEN … a deep sea diver, because

we've only explored about five per cent of the ocean’s depths, so there's lots of work left in that profession. And gold!

THE PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME MOST ARE …

people who are successful and remain humble and kind to everyone around them. The best example I know of are the Flight of the Conchord boys. They are two of the most successful people I know, but also two of the best people I know. That inspires me a lot. MY HIDDEN TALENT IS ... still hidden from me, can you believe

it! I'm close to figuring it out though. Any day now.

I’M CURRENTLY WATCHING … Game of Thrones. IF I COULD HAVE A SUPERPOWER ... I'd love to be able to fly.

Skipping the airport would let me sleep an extra two hours at least. Especially lately!

ARJ HITS THE EVENTS CENTRE IN CALOUNDRA ON 22 SEPTEMBER, FOR HIS ORGANIC SHOW. 98

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