EDITOR THERE ARE FEW things in life more pleasing than starting a new year with fresh ideas and a relaxed mind. 2016 was filled with the best kind of disruption, fearlessness and fun, and I have no doubt that 2017 will be even more adventurous. We have a new feature in which two journalists debate a specific topic. This month is all about resolutions and whether to avoid or embrace them. January is Australia’s festival season – don’t miss out on these summer celebrations. Head to the Gold Coast for a week-long celebration of equestrian sports, from polo to horse racing with social events in-between. In keeping with the theme of summer sunshine, Gasworks Plaza graces our cover this month, boasting their Australia Day Seafood Festival – it’s one not to miss. Elsewhere in the mag, we have your accommodation needs sorted; whether you’re craving a quick getaway to the city, seaside or country this summer, there’s an option for you. We’re also focusing on the business side of fashion and meeting the Australian designers thriving at home and abroad. Brisbane’s dining scene is constantly expanding and we’ve discovered the top foodie trends that will be emerging in 2017. Culture plays a large part in January, with Australia Day being a significant moment to pay our respects to the people of our land. Enjoy the day and hold cultural diversity up high. On January 26, I’ll be officially accepting my Australian citizenship at City Hall – a day I’ll remember forever.
A NEW YEAR MEANS NEW GOALS! REMEMBER TO KEEP YOURS POSITIVE.
Q: What is your Australia Day essential? MANAGEMENT GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston Lamb on the barbie.
PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Sinclair (Johnston) Sauv Blanc, mate!
EDITORIAL EDITOR Christie Sutherland
Australian citizenship celebration (officially).
SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Taviani Cultural recognition.
JOURNALIST Hannah Doody Celebrating cultural diversity.
JOURNALIST Emmy-Lou McKean Icy-cold Milton Mangoes.
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER Tamika Mcinneny Drinks + The Hottest 100.
DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR Kiri Johnston Thongs, bikinis and cider.
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Tai Johnston Milton Mangoes and a pool with Triple J.
PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Jones Esky.
ART DIRECTOR Jade Russell Music, cocktails and good company.
SENIOR DESIGNER Becki Kenworthy Appreciation.
CHRISTIE SUTHERLAND EDITOR
DESIGNER Miriam Bligh Cultural inclusivity.
CUSTOM MEDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sarah McAlpine Beer pong and Aussie flag tattoos.
EDITORIAL TEAM LEADER Caitlyn Spanner An inclusive attitude.
ADVERTISING ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Kim Newland | 0488 055 997 Tunes, sun and salt water!
BUH-BYE, BIKINI! GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN WEARING A ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT WAS FROWNED UPON.
ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Anita Annan | 0459 633 800 Seafood and lots of it!
SALES COORDINATOR Rhonda Baker A glass… with or without a stem!
ACCOUNTS Rebecca Heaton
Champagne – it’s my wedding anniversary. Assembly Label
DISTRIBUTION Bruce Thurtell Thongs.