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orking on a magazine has its perks, but it will come as no surprise that our team sometimes find it hard to live in the moment, always looking ahead for the next big thing. This year at Style HQ we set ourselves a goal to stay present and explore more. We decided to start things off by rediscovering a favourite country spot close-to-home, Spicers Hidden Vale. Our cover collaboration saw five Style girls whisked away on an adventure of a lifetime with Brisbane City Land Rover, wearing an enviable wardrobe courtesy of The Myer Centre. Also in this month’s edition, we chat to a few of Brisbane’s favourite locals (pg. 14) as they reflect on the best of 2017. Plus, to help you kickstart your year we are showcasing the best of Brisbane, from fine dining to home styling, which you will find in our 2018 A to Z Style Guide (pg. 28). Enjoy!





The best thing that happened to you in 2017? MANAGEMENT GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston

The Style redesign!


Tracy Sinclair Bali trip with five fab women. EDITORIAL EDITOR Christie Sutherland



Kim Newland | 0488 055 997 He put a ring on it!



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Madeline Smith | 0432 829 230 Writing an eBook. DIGITAL MANAGER Tamika McInneny

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20 Less work, more vacay Escape the city!

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Escape the City Get ready for the ultimate girls getaway.


risbane is surrounded by many stunning and interesting destinations that are perfect for a quick weekend getaway. To celebrate the beginning of the year, Style Magazines has teamed up with Spicers Hidden Vale, Brisbane City Land Rover and The Myer Centre to award one lucky winner the ultimate girls getaway. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this money can’t buy experience. You and your best girlfriend will be put up at the luxurious Spicers Hidden Vale for a onenight stay, including gourmet breakfast, with exclusive tickets to the Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival. Located just a short 50-minute drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale will host the Flavours of Summer from January 8 – 28. There are a variety of events on offer, from long

lunches and moonlight cinema showings to cheese and champagne masterclasses; as well as the not-to-be-missed Hawke’s Brewing Co. backyard cricket tournament. As part of this ultimate getaway experience, you will also receive your very own set of wheels for the weekend, courtesy of the most experienced Land Rover dealership in Brisbane – Brisbane City Land Rover. To top it all off, you’ll also get a $500 voucher from The Myer Centre to ensure you’re looking your most fashionable self. As one of the city’s best shopping destinations, The Myer Centre is home to favourites such as Bardot, General Pants Co and Myer. Enter today to have the chance to secure the ultimate girls getaway in Brisbane. The only thing left to do is decide who you’ll be taking. THEMYERCENTRE.COM.AU BRISBANECITY.LANDROVER.COM.AU SPICERSRETREATS.COM/SPICERS-HIDDEN-VALE

ALL FASHION AVAILABLE FROM THE MYER CENTRE: CHRISTIE WEARS: Myer Nicholas Arielle floral mini dress $595, Fossil Rachel satchel $299; Wittner Fisher sandal $129.95. ANNABELLE WEARS: Myer Piper Ruffle dress $119.95; Sunglass Hut Dolce & Gabbana $380; Wittner Zeelah wedge $179.95.

PRIZE BREAKDOWN: • One-night stay for two guests at Spicers Hidden Vale in luxury accommodation. Including gourmet breakfast, valued at $399. • Exclusive tickets to the Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival. • Brisbane City Land Rover vehicle for the weekend, valued at $1500. • Shopping voucher from The Myer Centre to the value of $500. TOTAL VALUE: $2,399 One entry per person. Non-transferable. Not redeemable for cash. Entrants agree to be contacted by Style and their specific competition partners. Entrants must be Brisbane residents unless otherwise stipulated. The promoter’s choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is valid subject to availability. For further T’s and C’s visit

TO ENTER OUR COMPETITIONS: visit, click on the WIN tab, choose the prize you want to win and enter your details. PAGE 6



I do, indeed With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, why not make it extra special with the ultimate engagement experience at Customs House?


alentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is well and truly in the air! It’s one of the most romantic days of the year, which also makes it one of the most popular dates for proposals. If you plan to be one of the many couples getting engaged February 14, chances are you’ve probably started thinking about how you’ll pop the question. Why settle for something mediocre when it comes to the biggest moment of your life? In conjunction with their Luxury Wedding Showcase on February 7, Customs House and Style Magazines are awarding one lucky winner the ultimate engagement experience. As if proposing to your special someone wasn’t special enough, imagine having it all play out in a private, candlelit spot overlooking the iconic Brisbane River and Story Bridge.

As part of the experience, you and your new fiancé will be treated to an engagement dinner for two at Customs House with an amazing floral centrepiece from Bouquet Boutique and a fancy bottle of Louis Roederer on ice to toast your upcoming nuptials. You’ll want to treasure this moment forever, which is why you’ll also be gifted with a onehour photo shoot with Studio Impressions. So when it comes time to pose for wedding photos, you’ll already be a pro. To top it all off, you will be put up in the Brisbane Marriott Hotel for a one night stay including a buffet breakfast and valet parking. Don’t miss out on this incredible prize. Enter today to win the ultimate Brisbane engagement experience. This is one proposal story you’ll be telling for years to come. CUSTOMSHOUSE.COM.AU

PRIZE BREAKDOWN: • Private, candlelit spot for the proposal overlooking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. • Romantic dinner for two. • Bottle of Louis Roederer on ice. • Floral centrepiece from Bouquet Boutique. • Overnight accommodation in an Executive Level Room including breakfast and valet parking at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. • One-hour photo shoot with Studio Impressions. TOTAL VALUE: OVER $3300

TO ENTER OUR COMPETITIONS: visit, click on the WIN tab, choose the prize you want to win and enter your details. One entry per couple. Non-transferable. Not redeemable for cash. Entrants agree to be contacted by Style and their specific competition partners. Entrants must be Brisbane residents unless otherwise stipulated. The promoter’s choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is valid subject to availability. For further T’s and C’s visit Package valid for one night only and valid for Valentine’s Day - Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Only one entry per couple. Competition is open to all unmarried couples that intend to propose on 14 February 2018. The winner will be selected on Friday, 2 February 2018 and will be notified via phone and email. Winning couple will be photographed for social media use across Customs House channels. Entries close Jan 31, 2018.













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With Australia Day on the horizon, now is the perfect time to recognise the hoard of Aussie designers we should be celebrating. I’m all about supporting homegrown talent.


Femme Fatale

Light denim is a wardrobe

Since 2004, the Sydney designer has been delivering uniquely feminine, sellout lines with a focus on intricate detailing. The instantly recognisable collections are the perfect mix of pretty, feminine and bohemian, yet edgy.

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Pared Eyewear Sole & Mare sunglasses $290




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In 2016 Pared Eyewear was the first eyewear brand to be accepted into the Australian Fashion Chamber. If they’re good enough for Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Margaret Zhang and Susie Bubble, they’re good enough for me!

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Status Anxiety Exile bag $199.95 Alice McCall Yoko dress $850



Not so Bassike

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Established in 2006, the Bassike philosophy centres around highend design and construction with a commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Since its beginnings, Bassike has been a favourite for luxe jersey basics and unique prints.

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Natasha Schweitzer Bowie earring with drop $460


Coastal cool Arguably one of the most successful growing Aussie labels, Zulu & Zephyr is made for the sun, the salt and the sea. Famous for their swimwear, it’s their linen pieces that are often on high-rotation in the Style office. ZULUANDZEPHYR.COM


Bassike Palm print t-shirt $140

Country Road Poppy fringe slide $79.95


“You learn so much more by being hands on and present.”

Meet the Mavericks:

The Boutique Owners Reinventing Australian Retail As Australian retail braces against the challenges Amazon brings to our shores, Siobhan Taylor meets the faces behind some of Brisbane’s most loved boutiques. READ MORE ONLINE


n late November, Amazon launched its online retail service in Australia, much to the delight of online shoppers everywhere. Yet, while this e-commerce giant may be a long-awaited addition to Australian retail, Style Magazines is taking the time to reconnect with some of our favourite local businesses. Boutiques that have shaped Brisbane’s innovative and thriving retail scene. PAGE 12


or more than a decade Gail Sorronda has been a name synonymous with dark, innovative, and inspired designs. After launching her eponymous label in 2005, Gail then pushed herself to open her flagship boutique, Gail Sorronda, in Brisbane’s illustrious James Street precinct. Now, working alongside her partner Atlas Hardwood, Gail is gripping the international fashion community. How did you and Atlas realise that you had complementary skills? It has been a bit of trial and error and it is something we work on ongoing. Atlas is glass half empty and I’m glass half full so we balance each other out! What has been one of the most rewarding aspects of working together? Learning and growing together has been character building. Since launching in 2005 at Australian Fashion Week, what has been one of the greatest challenges you have been faced with? My own personal fears! Each collection is an exhale until the next wave. With your flagship boutique on James St, a thriving social media presence, and creating new collections, what has been the greatest challenge working across all aspects of the business? Time management and maintaining a balanced lifestyle! What is the most satisfying part of the work you do? Creating, storytelling and learning. What are you looking forward to achieving with the Gail Sorronda brand in the coming years? Evolving as a designer, and refining my skills and communication so I can better share it. For fashion designers who are thinking of launching their own boutique, what advice do you have for them? Resilience beats resistance. Try to be as involved as possible, as you learn so much more by being hands on and present. JANUARY 2018





t a time when many businesses are closing their doors or downsizing their services, Christine Curro’s boutiques are thriving, with the launch of her second store earlier this year. Having started her own business and working as the sole employee, White Bungalow and its sister store White Havana now employ more than 15 team members and offer a wide range of chic homeware goods, styling services, workshops, and even a florist. When you first launched White Bungalow, what were some of the biggest challenges? Probably adapting to social media marketing. I didn’t have an Instagram account until I opened my business and I have to say it has definitely played an important role in our success! Given our location, it was always planned that our store would become a “destination” store. The use of social media tools allowed us to reach people that might never have heard about us. Now overseeing two stores, how has your role changed? I now have a much larger team including strong management to help with the day-to-day running of the stores, which allows me to focus on buying, styling, merchandising and managing my business.   For business owners who are just starting out, what advice do you have for them? I think it is so important to have a really clear vision of what it is you want your business to be. I know business plans can be boring, but they really can be such a valuable STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU


aunching her successful jewellery business, Molten Store, at 23 years old, Jessy challenges the stereotype of how a business begins and flourishes. Her strength is her ability to captivate her audience and create an experience that is more than just purchasing a piece of jewellery.

When you first launched your company, what were some of the biggest challenges? Access to capital was a challenge so I started Molten Store with my personal savings and I’ve grown the business out of our revenue year on year with no external investment.  How have you integrated digital marketing into your business plan? Our digital marketing channels enable us to showcase the physical manifestation of our brand in the online realm. We’ve started hosting regular interviews with creative women we admire and live stream them across our Instagram stories. We’ve found our niche as a brand that celebrates sisterhood. We’re a popular destination for women of all age groups, and our products are personal totems of self-expression, so we use digital marketing to amplify inspiring women in our community.  For business owners starting out, what advice do you have for them? Don’t let perfect get in the way of better. Just begin and do the best you can with what you have – you’ll have to reinvent your business over and over again anyway!

CHRISTINE CURRO tool in making sure you have a clear picture of the direction of your business. And probably the most crucial advice I have is not to worry about what other people in your industry are doing. If you spend all your time worrying about competitors you will always be living in the shadows of other people’s success. Be your own biggest fan and the rest will follow! PAGE 13


That Happened To Me Last Year We catch up with three of Brisbane’s fave ladies to see what they got up to in 2017. Words by Sarah Tayler. Brisbane is a city packed full of inspiring women from all walks of life. From industry leaders to entrepreneurs, proud mums and soon-to-be weds, everyone has something they can look back on throughout the year and be grateful for. READ MORE ONLINE


“Definitely having our baby boy, Jude. We didn’t know we were having a boy so it was the best surprise! He has been the perfect addition to our little family.”

Brisbane born and bred, Rebecca Hall is not only a very accomplished dancer in her own right, but now also successful business owner paving the way for young dancers in Australia to have a happier, healthier future.

JESS KENT It was a huge year for Jess and her new fiancé, Brisbane Broncos player Jordan Kahu. From getting engaged back home in New Zealand to the arrival of a new member of the family, and her exciting plans to start writing a blog in 2018.

What is the best thing that happened to you last year? The best thing that happened to me last year was becoming successful as a self-made businesswoman who is able to fuse everything I love into one. I also think making the transition from being a professional dancer into Method X has been incredible; I feel so happy with every aspect of my life.”

PENNY WOLFF One half of the incredible pair behind the Wolff Coffee empire, a huge advocate for social enterprise and champion of sustainability, Penny Wolff, tells us a bit about what goes on behind the scenes, from family to festivals.

“So many great things. Top three would have to be: visiting Kenya with my family and spending time with our Kenyan producer and his family; my daughter Xanthe being voted School Captain, she is so hardworking, diligent and a pleasure to parent; and creating and executing the first Specialty Coffee Festival in Brisbane, which was a great success.” PAGE 14



at the height of luxury

Spicers Peak Lodge is one of Australia’s most awarded and luxurious venues, specializing in exclusive use destination weddings for up to 60 guests. Located over 1100 metres above sea level on a stunning plateau, this majestic, architecturally designed lodge is surrounded by stunning views of Cunningham's Gap and Main Range National Park. This January we are welcoming couples for our Wedding Open House to showcase all that Spicers Peak Lodge has to offer:

Book an appointment with our onsite wedding coordinator in January and receive a complimentary lunch and glass of wine for two. Alternatively, enjoy the full Spicers Peak Lodge experience and book your appointment with an All-Inclusive Stay for two people from $899.*

To view our packages or to arrange a time to view Spicers Peak Lodge, please contact our onsite Wedding Coordinator on 07 4666 1083 or visit 2018 NATIONAL GOOD FOOD GUIDE *Subject to availability. Not valid public holidays.




Enjoy all the action of the Brisbane International when it arrives this month. Catch favourites Rafael Nadal, Sam Stosur and Andy Murray live on court at the Queensland Tennis Centre until Janaury 8, 2018.

What better way to beat the heat than at Australia’s largest waterslide festival! Featuring fourstorey high inflatable slides, 1km long slides and six lanes of familyfriendly slip’n’slides. Could this be the perfect summer day out?

JAN 13 – 21

QLD BALLET THE LITTLE MERMAID Enter the magical underwater world of The Little Mermaid. An enchanting ballet performed by Ballet Theatre of Queensland, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.

JAN 19 – 21

RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Enjoy a night of fun and frivolity at this rock ‘n’ roll ride of a musical when the cult classic arrives in Brisbane.

JAN 17 – 20


FOO FIGHTERS Hearts and minds are set to explode with the arrival of epic rock band, the Foo Fighters, in Brisbane this January for thier Gold and Concrete world tour. Performing for one night only at Suncorp Stadium along with special guests Weezer.

Planning a wedding and need some inspo? Want to find out which Brisbane vendors could bring some pizazz to your wedding? Get a head start on your wedding planning at the Sofitel Bridal Expo.

This year, the long-running event will be held over four days, and will attract some of the best surfers in the world, all vying for valuable World Surf League Qualifying Series points.


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ADAM DEVINE WEIRD LIFE TOUR He’s well known for his hilarious role opposite Rebel Wilson in the Pitch Perfect franchise, and now you can see him in action this month on his Weird Life Tour.



Make an Impact Planning an event can be a stressful ordeal. Leave a lasting impression with your next soirée. Can you recall the last corporate event you went to? What did it look like - was it glamorous, was it fun, did you remember it? Chances are there was a media wall on entry or giant event letters beaming through the space, incorporating the event brand. When designing an event with branding, the world is your oyster. As event managers, the team at Loud Events pride themselves on working with organisations to ensure their brand is front and centre of guests minds. Events are tangible whether you realise it or not, it’s a branded experience that someone can engage in and if you deliver a successful

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event, your guests will remember your brand for a long time. At Loud, understanding your brand and how to engage your clients is the number one priority. So, what are some tips of the trade? Start with the large visual elements, then take into consideration the smaller features, the details, the things that encourage continued discovery. A custom stencil of your logo to go on all

Think about leaving a lasting impression. morning coffees, Berocca with your company logo on it to hand out at the end of a gala dinner. The opportunities are endless! LOUD EVENTS P 3200 8299 LOUD.EVENTS/

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This summer, the world’s biggest names in fashion photography are coming to the Gold Coast.


ast month, the Gold Coast City Gallery vast Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris, welcomed Coming into Fashion: A London and Milan to create a collection Century of Photography at Condé that showcases extraordinary fashion and Nast, an exhibition that showcases photography from every era. and celebrates some of the most iconic “I was not looking for specific fashion photography of the past century. photographers or icons,” Herschdorfer said. From Helmut “I wanted to make a Newton to selection that represented the Mario Testino, history of fashion photography Coming into but also included those iconic Fashion explores photos that stood well enough the glamour on their own, across any era.” and other-worldly The exhibition doesn’t photography that just stop at photography. has gripped the In addition to the images, a Gallery Director Tracy Cooper-Lavery selection of vintage couture fashion industry and beyond for fashion from Australia’s largest over 100 years. private collection from the late 1700s to the Internationally renowned curator, writer 20th century will also be on display. The and art historian, Nathalie Herschdorfer selection of iconic pieces has been carefully has carefully navigated through millions of curated to pair seamlessly with the dramatic original prints and magazine pages from the retrospective photos.

“The exhibition brings together 100 YEARS of the world’s greatest fashion photography”


As well as displaying the fashion photography and couture, the exhibition will also showcase a number of fashion films and documentaries throughout the season. THEARTSCENTREGC.COM.AU


EXHIBITION Coming into Fashion is open daily in the Main Gallery until Feb 18, 2018. FASHION FORUM

Hear from international industry leaders and creatives on Jan 20, 2018. FASHION ON FILM

The micro film festival will show hits every Thursday until Feb 15, 2018. HIGH TEA W/ HIGH FASHION

Book a tour of the exhibit with a side of high tea daily until Feb 18, 2018. JANUARY 2018


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A peek at event styling trends in 2018

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Slide into summer in style

With the arrival of the new year, it’s time to start thinking about what summer styling trends you’ll be heating up your next event with. Summer is all about relaxed holidays, fun in the sun and afternoon cocktails with friends. What better way to bring in summer elements for your next event than mixing Hampton’s style with modern tropical? Think white cane furniture with fun geometric prints and lots of lush tropical greenery. Want to take your tropical vibes to the next level? Choose a bright pop of colour to steal the show paired with natural elements such as coral, exposed timber tabletops and quirky botanicals to bring it all together.  It’s important not to overcrowd – less is more! If you’d rather be enjoying drinks with friends without the stress of styling the perfect summer vibes event, enlisting the help of a stylist can ensure your summer soiree is on trend every time. 

Third wave coffee is a global phenomenon. This movement focuses on producing high-quality coffee, and considers coffee an artisanal foodstuff, like wine, rather than a commodity. During my recent trip to the United States, I was intrigued by the residents’ increasing interest in the third wave coffee scene. Big jumps can be seen from Folgers to Starbucks, with most of the population still indulging in their supersized syruped mochaccinos. However, if one digs a little deeper you can truly engage in the specialty coffee scene. American pioneers such as Intelligentsia and Ritual Coffee Roasters truly led the way, but now in every state the shelves at specialty cafés are overrun with beautifully designed bags of single-origin and blended beans from small-batch roasters. One could say the USA is still playing catch up to our awesome specialty coffee scene Down Under. Proud to be an Aussie!

When it comes to exuding cool, casual confidence this summer, loafers are the shoes you should be wearing to every occasion. From rooftop parties to outdoor events, maintain the balance between style and comfort and give your wardrobe a well-deserved refresh. Pairing your chinos or linen shorts with a pair of suede loafers will embody everything daytime chic, and screams sunny summer weekends with a beer in hand. Although commonly viewed as a more casual shoe, the loafer (chosen correctly) can be worn with formal attire too. Find a high gloss, sleek leather pair to wear at your more formal occasions.  The long debate over socks or no socks is still ongoing. However wearing loafers sans socks is heavily on-trend this season and paired with chinos, it’s definitely a statement look. Whatever your plans this summer, you can’t go wrong with a pair of loafers.






Take time to retreat, relax and reset. 1.

Jump in & Getaway! in 2018


Explore hidden destinations and discover the adventure in style!


Fuel your wanderlust and take the journey off road. 7.


January always sparks our desire to reflect on the year that was and inspires endless possibilities for adventure in the year ahead. This month, Brisbane City Land Rover collaborated with The Myer Centre to send five Style girls on a road trip to explore Queensland’s best-kept secret, Spicers Hidden Vale. The girls took to the road in the allnew Range Rover Velar and the ever-popular Evoque Convertable. Arriving at the crack of dawn they were greeted by the rising sun and the wild wallabies that call Spicers home. With breathtaking countryside views and an enviable wardrobe courtesy of The Myer Centre, the girls explored the grounds to take in the exquisite landscape in all of its spectacular glory. After being treated to a taste of the seasonal Spicers menu, they are already planning their return for the Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival later this month.



Fill your suitcase with 6.


memories to keep. 5.





What Resolution Will You Keep? Christie: Work less and explore more. I want to take to the road with my nearest and dearest to experience every Queensland adventure. Madeline: Finally make time for myself. Relaxing retreats surrounded by nature will allow me to focus on building my brand and achieving my goals for the new year, away from the daily hustle of city life. Annabelle: Invest in quality wardrobe pieces. I want to steer clear of fast fashion by choosing timeless styles and classic cuts that will last a lifetime. Kiri: Do my part to keep the planet beautiful. I want to make more time for volunteering this year. Emmy-Lou: Focus on putting my goals first. I want to put my time and energy into becoming the best version of myself. I’m ready to kick those 2018 goals!

Be reminded of why unique bestie adventures are worth rebelling for.


ALL FASHION AVAILABLE FROM THE MYER CENTRE: 1. Myer Bondi Beach Bag Co. Crochet weave brim floppy hat $49.95, Finders After Glow mini dress $159.95; General Pants Co Subtitled Talley tie linen playsuit $79.95, Sunglass Hut Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses $380 2. Myer Guess denim bodice dress $80; Sunglass Hut Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses $380; Bardot Off shoulder dress $59.99 3. Myer Lulu & Rose Edie sheer gingham short $69.95, Lulu & Rose Edie sheer gingham top $69.95, Coccinelle Bag $280; Wittner Idla slide $129.95 4. Myer Stevie May Pursuit sleeveless midi dress $280, Lulu & Rose Edie sheer gingham short $69.95, Lulu & Rose Edie sheer gingham top $69.95, Coccinelle Bag $280; Jo Mercer Flare wedge sandal $149.95 5. Myer Acler Harrow dress $350, Finders After Glow mini dress $159.95, Asilio Florida stripe mini dress $269.95 6. Jo Mercer Runni lace up espadrilles $219.95; Myer Finders Sanctuary mini dress $179.95; General Pants Co Subtitled Linen cross back playsuit $109.95; Bardot Nova Bow front top $69.99, Checked scarf tie $14.99; Jo Mercer Lover Dress ankle boot $249.95 7. Myer Finders Sanctuary mini dress $179.95; General Pants Co Subtitled Linen cross back playsuit $109.95; Bardot Nova Bow front top $69.99, Checked scarf tie $14.99 8. Myer Nicholas Arielle floral mini dress $595, Piper Ruffle dress $119.95, Fossil Rachel satchel $299: Sunglass Hut Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses $380; Wittner Fisher sandal $129.95, Zeelah wedge $179.95 9. Myer Elliatt Avant dress $219.95, Acler Harrow dress $350, Bondi Beach Bag Co. Crochet weave brim floppy hat $49.95, Finders After Glow mini dress $159.95, Asilio Florida stripe mini dress $269.95; General Pants Co Subtitled Talley tie linen playsuit $79.95; Sunglass Hut Prada sunglasses $430; Wittner Raven heel $189.95, Cassini sandal $189.95, Beymor sneaker $149.95; Jo Mercer Lover Dress ankle boot $249.95, Deer mid heel $169.95; Sunglass Hut Prada sunglasses $430 10. Bardot Off shoulder dress $59.99; Myer Guess denim bodice dress $80, Piper Ruffle dress $119.95, Stevie May The Bronte frill mini dress $260; Sunglass Hut Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses $380; General Pants Co Le Specs Enchantress sunglasses $79.95.




Becky Morton



Pinot grigio, boutique swimwear and long summer nights.


@beckymorton_ @peonyswimwear

Go-to karaoke song Anything Whitney.

Wardrobe MVP Founder/Director of Peony.

A floaty summer dress by Lover that I bought with all my savings (much to my parent’s dismay) when I was about 16 and still wear.

Describe your style

Beauty saviour


It’s quite relaxed and understated.

Song on high rotation Tame Impala – Taxi’s Here.

The first thing you did this morning Gave my husband a kiss.

Go-to Aussie designer At the moment, I am loving Elissa McGowan and All That Remains.

One label to wear for the rest of your life… Ulla Johnson.

Drink of choice Pinot grigio.

After Sun spray by Herbivore.

Artist you’re obsessed with

Myer Chloé Signature EDP $140

Interior must-have Smeg fridge.

On Sunday, you’ll find me… In the backyard, with our friends, talking about all the good stuff.

Lisa Sorgini. I never get sick of looking at her Waterplants series.

Where do you seek inspiration from

Holiday destination you’re booking next

My family and friends, old photos, movies, music, vintage stores, everywhere really.


Instant pick-me-up Wine + music.

I most admire… My parents.

Best local spot to get a shot for the ‘gram

What motivates you My husband, my incredible team and our success so far. 

I never leave home without… My iPhone.

My style icon is… Jane Birkin/ Sienna Miller.

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New Year NEW EYES The eyes have it. Follow these essential habits recommended by Madonna Rigney Optometry. • Avoid rubbing your eyes. The hands are exposed to a lot of dirt, dust and bacteria, and all of these can be easily transferred to your peepers each time you touch or rub them. • Protect your eyes from the sun. Turns out there’s more to wearing sunglasses than making a fashion statement. • Stay hydrated. If you are well hydrated, you prevent your eyes from getting dry and irritated. • Put down the smokes. Smoking also makes you more susceptible to age-related macular degeneration and other conditions such as cataracts.

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minutes, get out of your seat and take 20 steps.  • Rethink your make-up rountine. Don’t forget to use a makeup remover before going to bed to avoid bacterial build-up from residual makeup left in the eye area. Bonus points for cleaning your brushes regularly. • Get enough sleep. This one’s a cinch! MADONNA RIGNEY OPTOMETRY 3/11-17 LYTON RD, EAST BRISBANE P 3844 4648 MADONNARIGNEYOPTOMETRY.COM.AU

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• Eat a balanced diet. Vitamin deficiencies can impair retinal function. Beta-carotene, Lutein, Omega-3, Lycopene, and Vitamins C, A and E are all essential for maintaining eye health.  • Observe the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer and fix your gaze on an object that’s 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. Blink 20 successive times to prevent eye dryness. Every 20



Resident ITALIAN Mama!


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for all palettes. While the Gnocco, unique to Salt Meats Cheese and a local favourite highly recommended by the staff, did not disappoint. If you’re looking for a hearty home cooked meal, the SMC Porchetta is it. Rolled pork belly stuffed with provolone cheese, herbs, garlic and Italian porcini mushroom served with roasted potato cooked for 14 hours in the finest of flavours. The Risotto Al Funghi Con Scaglie Di Pecorino was addictive and soothed the soul. The hefty portion could’ve easily fed an Italian family, but I wasn’t sharing. After the overindulgence of the main event, and even though the thought of dessert made me want to roll off my chair, I couldn’t go past the mouth-watering vanilla pannacotta with mixed berry sauce. Overall it is an incredible place for an impromptu dinner or for a family gathering, there is something for everyone at this soonto-be Brisbane fave!

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alt Meats Cheese is the perfect antidote to a steamy Brisbane summer, combining passion and fine food. The new casual Italian eatery has made its home in the heart of Newstead, opposite Gasworks, and is ready to take you on the food journey of a lifetime. The family-owned restaurant oozes passion and flavour with an incredible outdoor space, in addition to the beautiful indoor restaurant, cocktail bar and pizza bar. The interior has a chic modern feel complemented by leafy green surroundings, mosaic finishes and bustling table service. The bar is such a visual focal point, with bottles of Italian wine and Aperol just waiting to be snapped for your next Instagram post. A carefully curated selection of the best imported and local products truly gives your meal an element of authenticity. We started with entrées of fried prawns and calamari with fresh chilli, shallots & lime mayo and Gnocco Fritto with wild rocket, parma prosciutto and stracchino cheese. The prawns and calamari were moreish to say the least; incredibly light and crispy with the perfect amount of chilli, suitable









This month, we’re paying tribute to the best watering holes in town. Bottoms up! Bang Bang Bar New Brisbane hotspot, Bang Bang Bar is the latest to arrive on the Given Terrace scene, providing locals with a swish latenight cocktail bar.

Riverland Opening just in time for those long, balmy Brisbane summer days, Riverland has set up shop on Eagle Street behind Emirates House. Designed as a beer garden and street food outlet, the impressive venue also boasts some of the best views in Brisbane, along with a cocktail menu to match. Built from two 12-metre shipping containers, the bar will serve a range of beer and cider spanning domestic, international, craft and microbrewed; shining a particular spotlight on local breweries. And if all that sipping leaves you a little peckish, treat yourself to something tasty from one of the rotating street food vendors. RIVERLANDBRISBANE.COM.AU



Brisbane Brewing Co People of Brisbane, prepare for an explosion of mouth-watering flavours this summer. Brisbane Brewing Co’s new and improved craft ales are here to seduce your taste buds and quench your thirst. Four tantalising staples are on tap all year round, as well as at least three seasonal brews. The team at BBCo have perfected the art of providing guests with an alluring menu of food and beverages, enfolded in an experience that goes above and beyond. BRISBANEBREWING.COM.AU

Ciao Bar Popping up next door to South Brisbane favourite Spaghetti House Trattoria, Ciao Bar should be your first point of call for live music, freshly mixed negroni and an icy spritz or two. SPAGHETTIHOUSE.COM.AU



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Style Guide

Welcome to our annual A to Z Style Guide. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the best retailers and services in Brisbane. From luxury hair salons to skin specialists and first-class fitness centres. Plus, the finest of fine dining options and the ultimate destination for your next girls day out. We’re very fortunate to have a wealth of amazing retailers here in Brisbane, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to bring you a roundup of the best in the business to help you live your best, most fabulous, life. Showcasing 26 of our Brisbane faves, this guide will help you navigate your way through 2018 (and beyond) in a truly stylish manner. Consider this an ultimate edit in what’s wow, right now.


It’s a brave new world for Brisbane’s property market. Meet the young gun agent who’s staying ahead of the game. Just nine minutes from the CBD, the inner-city suburb of Paddington is an antiquers paradise, foodie hub and much-adored weekend destination. It’s also the kingdom of Brisbane’s boldest and brightest new estate agent. Max Hadgelias has honed a valuable skill set. With his father George heading up the team at Ray White Paddington for the last three and a half decades, there’s no denying Max has learnt from the best. This young gun isn’t just following in his father’s footsteps; he’s paving his own way and it’s safe to say people are noticing. Starting out on the front desk of Ray White at age 15, he’s now going head to head with some of the best. PAGE 28


Launching his sales career in early 2017, this up-and-comer is already leading the way. Max finished out the calendar year in the top 100 Ray White agents in Queensland. As Brisbane has grown-up, so has Max

Hadgelias, and he’s well and truly ready for what comes next in Brisbane’s dynamic housing market. RAY WHITE PADDINGTON @MAXHADGEPROPERTY 181 GIVEN TCE, PADDINGTON P 0411 276 372 RAYWHITEPADDINGTON.COM.AU




LACK plates

In the millennial age ruled by trends and fads, there’s still nothing quite as sophisticated as old European charm. Let’s paint a picture, shall we? After years of dreaming and admiring from afar, you’ve finally purchased your luxe new ride. With soft leather seats and a perfectly polished exterior, your car is your pride and joy. Designed to be the ultimate finishing touch, PPQ’s sleek black European plates will elevate your on-road identity in a manner that’s simply très chic. Simply put, Euro Black Plates are the stylish statement that will never go out of fashion. Created for those seeking a sophisticated plate option, PPQ’s Euro plates are elongated to perfectly fit European cars. With crisp white letters on a black background and a stylish European crest, these plates are the ultimate expression of European style. From the school run to the shopping centre, brunch with the STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

girls in Ascot or a dinner date in Fish Lane; Euro Black Plates simply stand out. Already the epitome of suave, PPQ have taken the plate game up a notch and included a crest to mark each plate in the Euro range.

“The epitome of suave”

A Southern Cross image adorns each plate to celebrate home and is combined with the distinguished “Salvat Itiner” crest. For those who haven’t extensively studied Latin phrases (à la all of us), this translates in English to

“safe journey”. The stunning classic colour and crest combination emulates the kind of internationally inspired flair that French dreams are made of. The allure of personalised plates lies in the individuality injected into each one. Euro Black Plates are not only timeless, but the classic monochrome palette matches any colour, meaning your plates will last through the years with you, even if you upgrade your car. Featuring a fixed Q, two letters, two numbers, and a fixed X or Y, Euro Black Plates are available in the classic Euro plate size, or sleek slimline. Go on, make 2018 the year your European style sets you apart from the crowd. PERSONALISED PLATES QUEENSLAND P 136 356 PPQ.COM.AU






Modern dining and locally sourced produce meet traditional Japanese cooking techniques. At Saké, the fusion is explosive. Amidst a buzz of trending techniques and experimental degustation, the art of fine dining has Brisbane in its grips. Eagle Street’s Saké Restaurant & Bar leads the pack thanks to the creativity of Executive Chef Shaun Presland and Head Chef Daisuke Sakai. Combining traditional Japanese cooking methods with contemporary cuisine, Saké Restaurant & Bar is a riverside experience not to be missed. Starting his career in the kitchens of fine dining restaurants in Osaka before moving on to the Ritz Carlton, Chef Sakai has been designing and executing world-class menus for the better part of the last decade. After making the move across the pond, Saké Restaurant & Bar has been lucky enough to benefit from his PAGE 30

culinary wisdom and expertise since 2014. Chef Sakai’s drive for perfection and exploration is infused into every bite and his passion for local cuisine has transformed the Saké menu into something every Brisbanite can be proud of. “With Australia being one of the best places to get fresh vegetables, seafood and meat we source all of these items from producers all over the country,” he said. From the Harvey Bay scallops to the miso reduction it’s paired with, the menu tells a love story between modern Australian produce and timelessly classic Japanese cooking methods. The mind-bending saké list is the perfect complement to the menu and is definitely worth exploring your way through. If that isn’t


enough to tempt you to wet your whistle, the cocktail list is dizzyingly delicious. On the surface, the interiors are contemporary, yet inspired by tradition. Mood lighting complements dark wooden tables and a wall of saké barrels creates an intimate dining experience worthy of date night, business meetings, birthday celebrations or lunch with your fave gals. It’s the combination of ingenious menu, the creative styling, and chefs with a mile-long list of accolades that make Saké Restaurant & Bar an unmissable dining experience. What are you waiting for? Jump online and start browsing the menu today. SAKÉ RESTAURANT & BAR 45 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE SAKERESTAURANT.COM.AU




The dreamy, glowing skin you’ve always wanted is now within your reach. Like activated charcoal, coconut milk in coffee and ketogenic diets, these days caring for your skin is more on-trend than ever. Not just cleansing, toning and moisturising every once in a while, but actively working towards achieving the kind of skin that’s just begging for a makeup-free selfie. Leading the pack as Queensland’s largest clinic, Westside Dermatology offers everything from acne laser treatments to glycolic acid peels, HydraFacials and skin needling. Hiding uneven skin tones and acne scarring under caked on makeup can be a pastime you actually leave in the past. Whether you’re troubled by pigmentation, pimples or psoriasis, get the treatment your skin deserves by consulting a specialist Dermatologist. Nobody’s skin is the same, and so the solutions to each skin issue are incredibly varied. Taking care of your skin can feel like a never-ending battle, especially when we’re constantly being fed skin treatment fads which lack scientific backing. With so many opinions radiating through the beauty world, it’s advice from those who know best that we should take on board. Renowned for their knowledge and experience, the specialists at Westside Dermatology have solutions for a plethora of skin conditions. Leading the team are Dr Davin Lim and Dr Manoharan who are committed to finding the right treatment for you. They are experts on healthy complexions and are passionate about helping you achieve incredible skin. At Westside Dermatology, science and art collide. Cutting-edge laser treatments are utilised to treat scars, wrinkles and pigmentation. This combines with a new frontier in injectables, dermal fillers are applied with an artistic touch to enhance beauty and correct imperfections. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Bringing affordable, effective and highly specialised treatments to the greater Brisbane area, Westside Dermatology certainly stand out from their competitors. WESTSIDE DERMATOLOGY 185 MOGGILL ROAD, TARINGA P 3871 3437 WESTSIDEDERM.COM.AU



PIC Hair

Stop tearing your hair out every morning and leave bad hair days behind you. With some serious colour cred and multiple salons throughout Brisbane, the name Epic Hair Designs is synonymous with fabulous hair. Whether you’re pining after Miley’s pixie cut, Gigi’s sleek bob or Alexa Chung’s centre part bangs, the Epic Hair team are experts in recreating “give me that!” hair. The shiny new Lutwyche salon is the twelfth off the ranks to join their ever-growing hair family, with a new Ascot salon hot on its heels opening within the first few months of this year. With locations all around Brisbane, finding an Epic Hair studio close enough to be your local salon is far easier than closing your eyes and begging for a fairy godmother to come and magically fix your locks for you. If it’s true what they say about hairdressers being psychologists, then the team at Epic Hair Designs must all have their PhD’s. The friendly, smiling faces are always keen for a chat and welcome every client

into their studios like family. All Epic Hair Designs salons boast a sleek and contemporary fit out including signature sparkling statement light fittings and luxury massage chairs at the basin. The Epic Hair team are on the cutting edge of the latest colour, cutting and styling techniques for both the gals and the gents alike. The well-trained stylists are as close to magic as humanly possible, and can guarantee you the most brilliant colour without scarifying the health of your strands. If you want to take your mane to the next level, the Epic Hair crew also specialise in Showpony extensions, and offer the famed Olaplex and Kerasilk treatments for mega-silky, luscious locks. Whether you’re booking in for Balayage, foiling, treatment services, blow dries or updos, the team behind the brand are truly Epic.

“THE well-trained stylists

are as close to magic as HUMANLY POSSIBLE”






Gone are the days of slogging it out in the gym on your own. The cool kids on the block are changing the way we move. There’s no denying that fitness crazes come and go, but we’re happy to report that F45 is here to stay. You can make yourself a brand new workout playlist, treat yourself to Lululemon tights or flash new Nikes, but no matter how you sugar coat it, we bet your 2-year-old gym membership will still bore you to death. Forget the fitness ruts of yesteryear and put your trust in the phenomenal Nina Studenko and Drew Woodhouse. This Brisbane-based power-couple are the best in the business when it comes to health, and are primed and ready to take on all the new challenges this year has to offer at their three studios in Newstead, Stafford and West End. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Nina and Drew conquered mountains in 2017, taking over the West End studio midway through the year, making them the leading franchisees in the River City. “I thrive on helping others achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves. In our West End studio, clients are personally supported through each workout they undertake by owner/operator Kat Taylor and our team of dedicated coaches,” Nina says. F45 is a far cry from the soulless muscle machine factories you may be used to. It’s the fusion of different training styles, variation in the workouts, the motivation that comes with group sessions and personal trainers that’s convincing even the laziest of couch

potatoes to get themselves motivated. F45 is comprised of 3,000 different exercises targeting all muscle groups, expertly compiled into 27 different workouts, guaranteeing you’ll never do the same workout twice. It’s true what they say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The variety of F45 training, coupled with Nina and Drew’s professionalism will keep you challenged and have you busting out of your fitness rut for good. Afterall, if it’s good enough for Hugh Jackman, you can bet your gluteus maximus it’s good enough for us too. NEWSTEAD, STAFFORD & WEST END F45TRAINING.COM.AU/WESTEND



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It’s true what they say, clothes really do make the man.


You only have one chance to make a first impression. With exactly seven seconds up your sleeve, every detail counts. In an age where striving for success means looking the part, faking it will only get you so far. The Executive Stylist, Elle Lavon, has been suiting up Brisbane’s top movers and shakers for over a decade. One of Australia’s only exclusively male stylists, to say Elle’s expertise in high-end menswear is highly sought after would be an understatement. Dressing businessmen and entrepreneurs is something no one does quite like Elle. With a no bull attitude and an eye for the creative, cultivating daring, bold and wearable style profiles for her clients is what Elle does best. “In today’s world, achieving your goals means you have to create a consistently memorable impression everywhere you go. If you neglect your image, you will get left behind” she says. Elle takes into consideration everything from an individual’s physical attributes such as body type and colouring, different aspects of their personality and lifestyle and of course their personal and professional goals. Crafting authentic style, rather than “fashion” dressing is Elle’s focus, and it’s why her voice remains a resoundingly clear influence in the industry. Achieving authentic style is all about using clothing as a tool of empowerment – achieving complete congruence between who you are and the way you look. “When you become unapologetically authentic and honest with yourself, you become naturally magnetic and inspiring to others. Taking pride and investing in their style is a great way for men to get behind the driver’s seat and set the pace of their own success,” she says. As Brisbane enters an age ruled by self-made trailblazers, it’s Elle you can find behind the scenes transforming boardroom-bound gents into the ambitious, confident men who are taking the world by storm one well-tailored blazer at a time. ELLE LAVON STYLIST P 0431 175 198 ELLELAVON.COM.AU





If you’re looking to incorporate some coastal vibes into your abode, we’ve got just the place.

It’s a decorating technique that continues to reinvent itself, season after season. By definition, Hamptons style is relaxed beach living, with a classic and sophisticated finish. With a reputation as the land reserved for the rich and famous, many flock to the Hamptons for a taste of the luxe lifestyle; so why not bring some of that elegance and relaxed yet chic vibe into your home. Make the classic look work for you by embracing a palette of white, timber, blue and STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

natural tones. Investing in timeless furniture and décor pieces will bring the Hamptons style to life in any room. Look for natural fibres, coastal colours, lots of texture, classic lights and pieces with lots of texture. A few carefully selected scatter cushions and a plush throw will perfectly complete this look. Inspired by all things Hamptons, Style My Home is an Australian furniture and décor retailer. Originating in Sydney, they opened their doors in Newstead last year and will

continue their expansion with a new store set to open in Noosaville this month. For those of you aiming to emulate this classic coastal vibe at home, it can easily be achieved for us not-so-famous types. Whether you want to simply add a touch of the Hamptons or completely transform your whole home, they have furniture and décor to help you achieve this aesthetic without breaking the bank. STYLE MY HOME 3/32 DOGGETT ST, NEWSTEAD P 3666 0324 STYLEMYHOME.COM.AU



Your vehicle, much like your life, should be anything but ordinary. When it comes to luxury vehicles, there’s no denying that the Italians do it differently. For years, Italian cars have dominated the best sports car rankings in the world, with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo both racing ahead of the pack.

The Alfa Romeo brand is known for their sporty vehicles, having been involved in car racing since 1911. With their arrival back in Brisbane, a touch of that Italian luxury racing can be yours with the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, a uniquely Italian take on the SUV and the first of its kind from the brand. As the world’s fastest production SUV, the

Stelvio is just as perfect for the school run as it is for ducking down to the coast for the weekend. Featuring all the sleek interiors and luxury amenities you’d expect from an Alfa, the Stelvio is a luxury family vehicle with the heart of a race car. Coming soon in 2018. BRISBANE ALFA ROMEO 123 BREAKFAST CREEK RD, NEWSTEAD P 3853 0111 BRISBANEALFAROMEOFIAT.COM.AU


ADE BUDDHA With stunning views and an East-meets-West fusion, this riverside venue is the perfect spot for your next catch-up or function.

There is nothing more typically Brisbane than kicking back at the end of the busy week and enjoying a few drinks with your mates by the river. With panoramic views from Story Bridge to Kangaroo Point, Jade Buddha is without doubt one of the best waterfront options in town. Located at Eagle Street Pier, it’s the perfect spot to unwind in a stunning riverside setting. Careful combinations of funky lighting, polished design and comfortable seating create a vibe that is both energetic and relaxed. As the sun goes down PAGE 36

over the water enjoy a drink or a casual bite to eat with a backdrop of Brisbane’s city lights. Offering an impressive modern Australian-Asian menu which perfectly complements the tranquil garden decor, it makes for the perfect walk-in venue any time of the day. Whether you’re catching up with a big group, or are simply looking for a spot to relax and watch the ferries go by with a glass of wine in hand, Jade Buddha will ensure your evening is memorable. JADE BUDDHA P 3221 2888 JADEBUDDHA.COM.AU



ing Street Who needs a trip to Melbourne when the best of the dining scene is right here in Brisbane.

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to foodie finds here in Brisbane. From burger joints to world-class restaurants, it seems every month there’s a new spot popping up, firmly cementing our place as a city to rival Melbourne and its food scene. At the heart of the overhaul of the Brisbane dining scene is King Street. A vibrant community and a hotspot to taste the best of local dining, celebrate Australian traders, and relish in lively entertainment. A variety of flavours from all over the world converge STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

together in this authentic, eclectic location with a strong paddock-to-plate ethos. As one of Brisbane’s most exciting dining and lifestyle destinations, King Street is set to impress in 2018 with a number of new additions to round out their already inspiring offer. This will be a huge year for the epicentre of the Brisbane Showgrounds community; with Rockpool Dining Group’s first foray into microbrewing and a craft beer hall set to transform the iconic Royal Snack Bar. The 100 Burgers Group is opening a boutique gin distillery and

bar to complement their Welcome to Bowen Hills food truck stop, and there is a new specialty coffee roaster on its way. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on the go when you’re on deadline, or are in for a long, boozy lunch with the girls come Saturday, the new additions will suit every occasion. KINGSTREETBRISBANE.COM @KINGSTREETBRISBANE


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NOUN: Indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts or pleasures in addition to those necessary. Christian Alexander knows hair. As one of Australia’s leading hair stylists, he began his career as an apprentice, later refining his skill set and techniques with the acclaimed Jacques Dessange in Paris. Inspired by art, fashion and music, Christian’s distinctive style has won him numerous awards and accolades throughout his 20 years in the industry. With a wealth of experience in hair styling and makeup artistry in both Australia and Hong Kong, the natural progression for the talented stylist was to open his eponymous salon in 2013.

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But this is no ordinary hair salon. At Atelier Christian Alexander you can indulge in manicures, beauty treatments and anti-ageing injectables in the dedicated beauty suite or update your look with an appointment with a personal shopper and wardrobe stylist. Located in the historic Bell Brothers Building, Atelier Christian Alexander use only the most luxurious products from Oribe, Balmain, Smith & Cult and David Mallett to ensure their clients leave feeling like the rock stars they are. ATELIER CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER 57 BRUNSWICK ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3122 8032 CHRISTIAN-ALEXANDER.COM.AU


Deciding to buy a new car is a major life decision. We get it. But just when you thought the best couldn’t get better, we’re here to tell you, it has.

Let’s get real. When it comes to buying a car, with so many options flooding the market, it can be difficult to sort through the riff-raff to find a car that not only speaks to your personality but also fits in with your hectic lifestyle. Introducing: the MINI 5-door hatch. From the brand that’s been doing things differently PAGE 38

for generations, comes a car that’s stylish, sophisticated and so at home amongst the suburbs of Brisbane. It’s no secret that the small footprint of the MINI has big benefits on the streets. It can fit into any CBD parking space with ease, can be completely personalised and boasts cutting-edge technology with an LED centre

instrument that changes colour when you perform commands. Oh, and don’t let the name MINI fool you, this car is spacious inside. There’s plenty of room for the shopping, picnic basket or overnight bag. Convinced yet? Take one for a spin and you will be. BRISBANE MINI GARAGE CNR WICKHAM & BRIDGE ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3853 0022 BRISBANEMINIGARAGE.COM.AU



ight Away

Leave your passport in your drawer and discover the allure of a Brisbane city staycay. So you’ve finally managed to conjure up a free weekend. It’s Friday afternoon and the possibilities are endless. You’re exhausted from the week: the endless work emails, the 6am alarms, and the thought of facing another Saturday morning navigating the chaos of Coles is making you queasy. Although it may be tempting to jump on the road and head out of the city, some of the best mini vacations take place right in the CBD. Pop a toothbrush and a spare change of clothes in an overnight bag and make the short but sweet journey to an unexpected paradise – the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Buzz word or not, the staycation is changing the game, and this Queen Street gem is at the top of our list. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, even if just for a night (and even just 20 minutes away) is invaluable. The Brisbane Marriott Hotel takes the staycation to an entirely new level. With luxurious pillow-top bedding, marble bathrooms, an on-site spa and sparkling outdoor pool, it immediately feels like a second home. But unlike home, this is a bed you don’t have to make. Take your pick of views over the Brisbane River or the city skyline and dine the night away at The Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s own Motion Bar & Grill. Sip on cocktails from M Bar or take your pick of wines from their amazing “wine wall”. In the morning, make the most of the opportunity to be a tourist in

your own town and explore your way through Queen Street Mall or Eagle St Pier, both only a short stroll away. All it takes is just one night away at The Marriott to reset and refresh and get you ready to face another avalanche of a week. What are you waiting for, pop the champagne! BRISBANE MARRIOTT HOTEL P 3303 8000 MARRIOTT.COM.AU



Forget Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the girls this February. The Sofitel Girls’ Day Out event returns to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The annual event has been running for several years and it’s safe to say that its popularity with the ladies of Brisbane hasn’t faded. This year, $5 from every general admission ticket will go towards Brisbanebased charity, Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation, whose primary goal is to find and fund clinical research that results in better treatment for gynaecological cancer patients. Every lady knows that planning your glamorous race-day outfit can be one of the best parts of heading to the races and this year

is no exception. Why not get the girls together and enter the Dress Hire AU Fashions on the Field in the Best Dressed Girl Squad category? If Fashions on the Field isn’t quite your forte, watching the action will be just as enjoyable with handsome waiters topping up your champagne as you enjoy the atmosphere. The afternoon can only be improved upon by upgrading to the VIP option. Choose from the relaxed Pimm’s Courtyard package, or for

something a bit more luxurious, the grand Sparkling Party Marquee is also available. So ladies, don’t fret if you didn’t get to catch-up with your favourite gal-pals for the holidays! The perfect event for your girls’ day out is just around the corner. Champagne, fashion and your best friends – what more could you want? BRISBANE RACING CLUB P 3268 2171 BRC.COM.AU

It’s the New Year and it’s time to discover the best version of yourself.


When you say plastic surgery, most people think of cosmetic surgery, but it is time to drop all preconceptions. These days, modern clinics aim to give each patient the confidence to embrace their individual beauty, whatever that may mean for them. From reconstructive and skin cancer surgery through to breast augmentation, facelift and cosmetic injectables; the team at Dr David Sharp’s practice are all about providing holistic solutions, natural results and prevention over cure. They thrive on diversity and are the experts in combining surgical procedures and non-surgical therapies for optimal results. With Brisbane rising to the forefront of the plastic surgery industry, Dr David Sharp and his team are leading the way with state of the art specialist treatments. In 2018, it is time to welcome the “New Year, New You” mentality. DR DAVID SHARP PLASTIC SURGEON + PRAHS COSMETIC CLINICS NEWDEGATE ST, GREENSLOPES P 3202 4744 DRDAVIDSHARP.COM.AU


QLD Hotel With 32 years of experience in the industry, this hotel is somewhat of a Queensland icon. An icon of the River City, the Hilton Brisbane is located in the heart of the CBD. The hotel features modern accommodation, award-winning dining, newly refurbished leisure facilities and 2500 square metres of newly refurbished meeting and event space. For the leisure traveller, choose from a wide selection of rooms that have been specifically designed with your comfort in mind. A Suite or Executive Room gives you access to the Executive Lounge which includes breakfast, refreshments, evening drinks and canapés. Foodies can enjoy a tantalising dining

experience at the Vintaged Bar + Grill which showcases world-class produce and a sensational boutique wine list. If you are visiting for business, make use of one of the 19 elegantly designed meeting and conference rooms, boasting cutting-edge technology, amazing service and impressive attention to detail. So, whether for business or pleasure, the Hilton Brisbane is a must for domestic or international guests and Brisbanites alike. HILTON BRISBANE 190 ELIZABETH STREET, BRISBANE P 3234 2000


Get him to the Greek! There’s about to be a new hotspot in town and it’s somewhere you‘re familiar with.

We’ll forgive you for mistaking Brisbane’s iconic Greek Club for the white-washed walls and suave Mediterranean vibes that you’d more commonly find in Santorini or Mykonos. From April 2018, step into the newly refurbished venue and let the bright white walls, warm brick accents and crisp greenery have you feeling like you’ve been transported to the middle of the Greek Islands. Since its inception in 1975, The Greek Club has undoubtedly become one of Brisbane’s most iconic destinations and whilst the refurbishment will come with some new trimmings, the venue will still remain true to its historic roots. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Get ready fellow foodies, The Greek Club is about to get the makeover it deserves after 22 years of amazing service and we can almost smell the sizzling halloumi already! If you’re looking for us, we’ll be in the new

look Odyssey Taverna Café + Bar sipping on an Ouzo Mojito and enjoying a plate of calamari. See you there. THE GREEK CLUB 29 EDMONDSTONE ST, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3844 1166 THEGREEKCLUB.COM.AU



Nothing beats soaking in Brisbane’s best views while sipping on a champers or two. Whip out those comfy heels and get lost on the dance floor. Home to one of the best-stocked bars in Brisbane, Shadow Lounge, is a cut above the rest. Situated in a premier spot along Eagle Street, this lounge bar and nightclub feels like it belongs on an exclusive rooftop in Bangkok. An epic food offering pairs with a cocktail menu so seductive it’s sure to tempt you towards a Singapore Sling or five. Unwind amidst the panoramic views and get lost on the dance floor with outstanding DJ performances every Friday and Saturday night. The calibre of entertainment at Shadow Lounge lifts this venue into a league of its own. Complete with a plethora of event spaces, this venue is perfect for every kind of catch-up. Saunter in and let the 180° views of the Brisbane River and welcoming and energetic vibe sweep you off your feet. SHADOW LOUNGE P 3221 2888 SHADOWLOUNGE.COM.AU


Blonde bombshells, auburn angels and brunette babes unite and make 2018 the year of luscious locks. With four gorgeous locations across Brisbane, great hair and Tigerlamb salons go hand in hand. This might be because their stylists have years of experience taming the tresses of countless backstage beauties bound for the catwalk, or maybe it’s because these chicks really know how to listen to what you want. We think it’s a combination of both. Whether you hit up their brand new King Street location or head to Coorparoo Square, Portside or New Farm, each salon fit-out is customised to suit the location with its own PAGE 42

personality. Welcoming you into their salons are the gorgeous smiling faces of the stand-out team who are clearly obsessed with the brand and their work. Home to some of the most magical hands in the city, Tigerlamb’s stylists have conquered

some of Australia’s biggest fashion weeks specialising in everything from brass-free blonde balayage to a pixie cut that would make Mia Farrow jealous. TIGERLAMB 30 KING ST, BOWEN HILLS TIGERLAMB.COM





What we drive is more than just something to get us from here to there. It’s a representation of who we are.

When you think about it, we spend quite a large fraction of our lives in our vehicles. To work, from work, across town, across the country; and everything in between. We trust that they will transport us and our loved ones safely from A to B. It makes sense then, that when it comes to selecting a new car, we want to ensure that we’ve got the ultimate driving machine. A veteran of the automotive industry, BMW, is just that. With a rich history as one of the most admired and trusted car manufacturing companies in the world, few brands come close to matching the ethos of the German retailer. With a lineup of impressive vehicles, spanning from hybrid, fuel-efficient vehicles to off-road, high-performance SUV’s. Oozing luxury and style at every touch point, with no detail spared, each vehicle has its own

individual features, while still remaining true to the BMW brand. Take the all-new BMW X3 for example. Full of possibilities, she is the leader in her class and equipped to go anywhere you wish, and do it in style, redefining the benchmark for midsize SUV’s. Versatile on and off road, it’s the vehicle for every occasion. If being ahead of the game is your thing, get ready to make an impression when the first-ever BMW X2 hits the road in March 2018. With a bold athleticism and agile performance that is unmatched in its class, the BMW X2 is instantly recognisable as a BMW. Whether you’re ducking to the shops, or ducking down to Byron for a day trip, make your move in the ultimate driving machine.

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From charming cocktail parties, to fairy tale wedding receptions and incredible gala dinners, Victoria Park has the ideal function space for you. So, you finally got the ring. Congrats girl! Or maybe Uncle Mick’s 70th birthday is fast approaching. Now comes the fun part - party planning! Finding the perfect spot to celebrate any milestone needn’t be a stressful task. Located just two kilometres from the city, nestled amongst the sprawling, lush greenery of one of Brisbane’s largest golf courses, Victoria Park is home to eight character-filled


function spaces, each with their own unique style and panoramic city views. From the elegant Alabaster Room which boasts a private bar, outdoor terrace and guest lounge. To the grand Victorian Ballroom suitable for even the most well-to-do affair. Or

perhaps the newest venue, the Orchard Room, with its Hampton-style colour theme and relaxed décor. There is a space just waiting to turn your next event into something special. VICTORIA PARK 309 HERSTON RD, HERSTON P 3252 0666

HITE Bungalow & Havana Experience the beauty of White Havana, where relaxed coastal living meets natural elegance. Our homes are our sanctuaries. Our respite from the world. They should envelop all who live there in such a way they never want to leave. How we style our home plays a huge role in the way we relax, recuperate and recharge away from the real world, and it should reflect your ideal ‘oasis’. Drawing inspiration from her love of tropical interiors and lust for villa living, Chris Curro, the owner of White Bungalow and White Havana, has a talent for luxe coastal styling. Offering unique and beautifully crafted pieces sourced from around the world including furniture, fashion, decorative accents, gifts, jewellery, flowers and accessories, the stores exude a luxurious coastal vibe that will have you


dreaming of escaping to the Bahamas. The recently-opened White Havana is a haven of crisp whites, natural tones and textures, complemented with handcrafted statement pieces and lush, tropical accents. Stocking a host of brands including Nicole Fendel jewellery, Salus and The Kindred Co, along with artisan-made pieces sourced locally and abroad spanning furniture, fashion, décor, accessories and fresh flowers, the store is a treasure trove of beautiful homewares and the perfect shopping destination for those wanting to create the same look and feel of a stylish island escape in their home. WHITE HAVANA SHOP 2615, WESTFIELD CHERMSIDE P 3359 8158 WHITEHAVANA.COM.AU


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Exotic and elegant homes don’t need to exist only on Instagram. Elevate your home with Biku Furniture. A new year is the perfect time to refresh your home, redecorate a room, or replace tired, shabby furniture. However, if run-of-the-mill furnishings aren’t your cup of tea, it can be time-consuming finding stand out pieces that are also of the highest quality. Worth a trip down the M1 to the Gold Coast, Biku Furniture is an impressive furniture and homewares destination; a store large enough to offer a vast range of products to choose from, yet still has a boutique feel. That’s because the owners source their collections globally, hand selecting many products exclusively for Biku. And when they can’t find exactly what they want, their vast experience in furniture manufacturing allows them to work with small suppliers and design the products they know their clients will love. Biku also specialise in interior design and commercial fit-outs including resorts and hotels, recently working with Jamala Wildlife Lodge. This makes sense as the Biku aesthetic encompasses many natural elements. Think handmade timber cupboards and tables, woven and rattan chairs, inlaid mother-of-pearl drawers, whitewashed timber four poster beds, stone coffee tables, concrete dining tables and incredible light fittings that really pull a room together. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

If it’s an eclectic balance that you’re after, Biku products work well with any style of home, blending exotic with elegant and modern with classic. It’s easy to combine your existing pieces with beautiful new furniture from Biku.

“blending modern with classic” What makes their products so outstanding is that most are handmade, so that no two pieces are the same. There’ll be no cookiecutter furniture issues here! BIKU FURNITURE & HOMEWARES 54 BUNDALL RD, BUNDALL P 5538 0133 BIKU.COM.AU




Everybody’s doin’ it – or at least they’re going to be this summer! Our fave fresh food company Youfoodz has dropped their new summer menu, making those New Year’s resolutions seem more achievable than ever (trust us, this is the New Year’s resolution you’ll actually want to stick to…). We’re already loving the sound of the Stacked Brekky Omelette and Minted Lamb & Feta Salad. New cold-pressed juices launching from their in-house Youjuice range include the charcoal-infused Black Magic and lean, mean Green Machine. Hello, summer body goals! Those who are already onboard the Youfoodz bandwagon will know all about the long list of benefits: fresh-not-frozen meals, guilt-free snacks, delivery to your door, no contracts, personalised meal plans customised to calories and budgets, and let’s not forget the amazing taste! It just keeps getting

better, with Youfoodz now delivering seven days a week! So, now that you can get the delish summer menu delivered any day of the week, there’s really no excuse not to be eating fresh, healthy, chef-made meals all the time. Did we mention you can order it on their new streamlined Youfoodz App, too? Fresh food at your fingertips. Literally! To celebrate the new year, Youfoodz has a special offer for Style readers: visit and enter the code ‘STYLE18’ at the checkout to receive two free meals with your order*. Voted Australia’s Best Food Delivery Service in 2017, Youfoodz also earned a 5-star rating from Canstar Blue for Most Satisfied Customers in the Healthy Meal Delivery Services Category. YOUFOODZ.COM

*Single use per customer. Offer ends February 28, 2018. PAGE 46



oom Zoom A car is much more than the metal it’s made from, it’s a beast that’s ready and rearing to take on the road. Buying a new vehicle isn’t a decision to take lightly. It demands a magnitude of research and careful deliberation to ensure your new car is perfect for your lifestyle. You want a car with personality – one that matches yours to a tee. You want a car that answers your questions before you ask them, a machine that never makes you wonder “what if ”. In its essence, the search for a new vehicle is like searching for a soul mate. Just like the relationship between a horse and jockey, it’s about finding the motion machine you just can’t live without. With new, used and demo cars on show, Toowong Mazda has everything from sleek hatchbacks to powerful all-terrain machines. The experts at Toowong Mazda are committed to helping you on your search for a teammate to take out on the road. Once you’ve been thoroughly introduced to your potential new rides, Mazda’s Zoom Zoom Café is there to make the decision making easy. The complimentary café is complete with an experienced chef and suave barista available for all customers to enjoy while they digest the excitement a new car brings with it. Matching you with your dream car is what the team at Toowong Mazda do best. The “Soul of Motion” design breathes life into every model, elevating each vehicle to the power and elegance of a wild animal pre-pounce. Just as buying a car is much more than signing on the dotted line, Mazda makes cars that are more than just the materials they’re crafted from. Your new car is a wild animal, geared up and ready to conquer whatever lies around the bend. Make 2018 the year you discover the Zoom Zoom for yourself. TOOWONG MAZDA 135 MOGGILL ROAD, TARINGA P: 3371 8700 TOOWONGMAZDA.COM.AU




with Dr Shobhan Manohara


with Chernae Silk

VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp

Beat the heat this summer

They tried to make me go to rehab…

Will I get spider veins?

The Australian summer has a tendency to dehydrate your body, and on your skin, this may manifest as dryness, loss of elasticity, and a sallow complexion. To keep your skin looking fresh drink lots of fluid, pick a moisturiser suitable for your skin type, and apply it regularly. The harmful effects of the sun in terms of increasing the risk of skin cancers and progressing the signs of ageing cannot be overstated. Pick a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen, suited to your skin type and lifestyle, and apply daily. Try to get your eight hours sleep a night to let your body and skin replenish and regenerate. Fuel your body with a balanced, nutritious diet, and take a good dose of multivitamins. In the heat, keeping cool is also vital, especially for those with sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea. Try to stick to the shade where possible.

Eyebrows create or suppress expression and a person’s point of view. The hair growth itself plays a very important part in what the eyebrows whisper to us about someone’s personality and nature. Natural brow growth is super important.   Some untrained therapists will pluck or wax too wide in between brows because they are unsure of how to tame natural brow fans.   Your natural fan style fronts need to remain to give youthfulness to your face. They also symbolise the head and heart connection. If you’ve been over-waxed and your natural brow fans have been compromised, a Brow Growth Plan from the Arch Angels can help you recover over three visits. You should never take to your own brows with a pair of tweezers, but if you are a repeat offender perhaps the time has come to check your scrawny brows into the Brow Rehab Program. 

There are many factors that predispose a person to varicose veins and spider veins, and it’s not just genetics. Varicose and spider veins are seen more often in women than in men. Some of the more common factors that induce varicose veins include: Weight Gain: Excess weight and obesity can put extra pressure on your veins which may lead to varicose veins. Hormones: During puberty, pregnancy, and menopause women often develop varicose veins due to changes in the production of progesterone and other key hormones. Immobility: Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This can be a bigger problem if you sit with your legs bent or crossed. Age: Often the older you are the more common the condition, as over time the valves in your veins may weaken.







HAIR AND MAKEUP with Ashleigh Maguire




with Dr Anne-Maree Cole

Nailing loose waves at home

Energetic entrepreneurship

Gum disease & throat cancer

One of the most common questions we get asked is how to perfect those lush loose waves at home using a hair straightener. We’ve put it into six easy steps for you. • Start by applying a heat protectant spray to your hair. • Section off your hair into two sides then take the side you’re working on and divide it into top and bottom. • Close down and start turning the straightener away from the face. • After you’ve flipped the straightener put the longer end of the hair over the straightener and hold on to it as you run the straightener through your hair like you normally would. • Don’t run your fingers or brush through the curls until they have cooled down. This will help them stay in longer. • Repeat the process on the opposite side. Pro Tip: for beach waves run straightener through the ends of the hair only.

New ideas and ventures are rarely successful immediately. Creating a business from the ground up requires boundless energy, motivation, and the ability to bounce back from mistakes. Be ready to do the heavy lifting, as there are seldom shortcuts. To make the leap between startup and success you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Persist through the tough times knowing most give up because they don’t realise the sacrifices involved. Accept things out of your control and develop mastery over unproductive emotions. Focus on goals, be organised, have a fighting spirit, and be okay with the many failures that come. We all have 24 hours a day, and what you do with it defines you. Treat everyone with respect not because it’s good for business, but it’s the right thing to do. As my Dad says: With time and patience you can achieve anything.

Recent research unveiled by the American Association for Cancer Research has found a strong association between certain types of bacteria found in gum disease and the incidence of throat cancer. Throat cancer is often not detected until it is quite advanced and consequently has a very low survival rate of less than 25 per cent over five years. The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis. It is 100 per cent reversible and 100 per cent preventable. The earliest sign may be spitting out some blood-stained froth after brushing. If this early sign is ignored that mild form of gum disease can progress to a more destructive form of gum disease. Regular dental health examinations and preventive care appointments are essential in the prevention and treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease. The mouth truly is the gateway to your overall health. Don’t let it create havoc in the rest of your body.









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Napoleon Perdis Complex Skin Renewal Serum $79

Who doesn’t want sun-kissed and dewy skin? Golden or bronzed, whichever you prefer, we’ve got the goods to make you glow.

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara $34.95


Easy Peasy This beauty balm has it all. Moisturiser, sunscreen and treatment serum that provides advanced brightening properties. Perfect under makeup to minimise the appearance of imperfections and even out skin tone. Sephora Dr.Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 $83


makeup for natural looking

Goodbye orange A flattering bronzer that delivers natural-looking radiance without appearing overdone. It’s velvety smooth with undetectable reflective pearls for a subtle healthy touch of colour. Mecca Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer $40

Pucker up!

A natural lip balm packed with nourishing oils to smooth and repair dry and cracked lips day or night. Bali Body Coconut Lip Balm SPF15 $19.95


Mecca Too Faced Born This Way Foundation $57

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Bali Body Natural Tanning and Body Oil SPF6 $24.95

Atelier Christian Alexander Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray $48

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Finding Your Balance in the New Year One size does not fit all, when it comes to weight loss. Research shows that being overweight has similar health risks to being a long-term smoker – which can reduce your lifespan by up to 8-10 years. The new year often brings with it resolutions to lose weight and a menagerie of fad diets. CEO and Founder of LifeShape Clinic, Neil Holt, is aiming to break the cycle of crash dieting and help people create healthy habits. “Losing weight isn’t just about the numbers,” Neil says. “Our professional team of doctors, dietitians, exercise physiologists and psychologists work together to help each client complete their weight loss puzzle. As a result, 75 per cent of clients maintain their weight loss when following a support program.” With such great results, Neil and the team are continuing to improve their service

installing a DEXA Body Composition Scanner at their Milton Clinic. “We have an unshakeable belief in clinical quality, and implementing a DEXA forms just part of our commitment to conducting a world-class weight loss clinic.” From their humble beginnings in south-east Queensland 15 years ago, LifeShape Clinic has recently expanded to Sydney and Melbourne, helping more than 10,000 Australians lose over 100,000 kilograms across the eastern seaboard. “Everyone wants good health, so I feel very proud to have grown our business. However, we are more committed than ever to reducing the health risks associated with obesity close to home in Brisbane.” LIFESHAPE CLINIC P 1800 567 348 LIFESHAPE.COM.AU


Make healthy your new habit. Whatever your reason, there’s no better time to start living a healthy lifestyle. Our team will arm you with the tools to make the positive changes you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight - for life. A healthier, happier you starts with just one call to 1800 567 348.

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Here’s looking at you Yeah, yeah, we get it! New year, new you. Get ready to step into 2018 and actually mean it this time.

Leave your hang-ups at the door Make 2018 the year you finally tackle your insecurities. Spider veins got you down? Stop them in their tracks with a visit to The Leg Vein Doctor and leave them in 2017 along with all that rose gold décor you picked up at Kmart. There are now a variety of non-surgical treatment options available, for even the most severe varicose veins. SURRENDER THE LABEL

Get real about sun safety There is nothing daggy about slip, slop, slapping. While the sun may not cause varicose or spider veins per se, it can certainly exacerbate them. If you have varicose vein symptoms, avoid excessive exposure to the


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Don’t let the fear of deep-vein thrombosis stop you from jetting off to see the world. There are a number of actions you can take to reduce the risk of developing DVT when travelling, including wearing compression stockings and having varicose veins checked prior to making your holiday plans. THE LEG VEIN DOCTOR 465 MILTON RD, AUCHENFLOWER P 3720 9912 THELEGVEINDOCTOR.COM

When it comes to summer beauty, it’s all about going for the glow. Perfecting that no makeup look isn’t as easy as it looks.


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sun, or tanning beds, which may aggravate already weak veins. Wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated! If you do have minor spider veins or varicose veins, spray tan can go a long way in camouflaging them.

1. Mecca Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer $61 2. Mecca Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer $55 3. M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation $56 4. Australian Skin Institute Rejuvenating Night Treatment $89.95 5. M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream Hydratant Lumineux $55


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The VIP Treatment It’s as much about highly-skilled professionals as it is about providing advanced procedures at this clinic. In an age where shopping centres are offering patients the option for spur of the moment treatments, Ageless Cosmetic & Laser Clinics stands out amongst the pack. As a cosmetic medical clinic, rather than a salon offering the occasional contracted injecting service, practitioner Tarnya BrophyGrice and her team have built their business to be a one-stop clinic offering medical and non-medical skin care solutions. “I’m passionate about ensuring every client that visits our clinics is treated as a VIP,” Tarnya says.


With over 25 years of combined knowledge and expertise in the industry, Tarnya is proud to welcome Nia Nicolaou to the Ageless Cosmetic & Laser Clinics team. “I pride myself on employing industry professionals that are experts in their field. Nia is a talented young lady with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are passionate about expanding our skill sets to ensure our focus remains on guiding our clients through

understanding which treatments and product choices will work for them.” AGELESS COSMETIC & LASER CLINICS 131 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON P 3876 4311


Got a special event coming up? Book a makeup application in-clinic with Elle Filippakis using Jane Iredale products.


Bring the Heat Baby it’s hot outside. Brooke Jesberg, owner of Brooklyn Beauty Bar, has some hot tips to keep you cool all summer long. SPRAY TANS THAT GO THE DISTANCE:



• Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Everyone knows this, but the better job you do exfoliating beforehand, the better and more even your tan will be. • Chlorinated pool water and spray tans are not friends – don’t shoot the messenger! • Different spray tans have different pH levels. check with your technician and only use the products they recommend.


• Ask your stylist for a deep cleansing shampoo and ask that they not use any products in your hair if possible. • Wear a shower cap (yes, we know it sounds daggy but you can get cute turban caps now). • Sleep on silk pillow cases and/ or wrap your hair in a silk scarf. • Make friends with dry shampoo and use it for a quick refresh.

VANI-T Bronzing Custard $35


• Clean your lash extensions. Yes, this sounds a bit odd, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Eyeshadow particles and normal dust can weigh your lashes down, causing them to droop or fall out. Treat them with a little TLC and they’ll last longer. BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU



Jessica Douglas and Travis Sheil

Sam Christensen and Jeremy Hansen

Donovan Baker and Samara Nilsson

Odyssey Taverna The Odyssey Taverna Café and Bar at Brisbane’s Greek Club unveiled their new summer menu showcasing fresh summer dishes and restaurant classics. Sapphiroula Pelecas and Nick Condoleon

Terry Michellis and Nick Paras

Vanessa Lefebure and Therese Lefebure

You still haven’t called.

Our clients have already lost over 100,000 kilograms and improved their health with our personalised weight loss programs. Don’t let another year pass you by. A healthier, happier you starts with just one call to 1800 567 348.


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Check out what styler Emmy-Lou thought of her first Bliss Float Bulimba experience... read more online

Way To Wellness This could easily be your best year yet says Courtney Frank. If you do nothing else this year, follow these three steps to help you live your best year yet.

Reflect on the year that’s passed We’re always on the go. Life is busy, right? Finding a quiet moment of self-reflection in a world full of craziness is important. What did you learn? What would you do differently? Not only will this process be therapeutic, but it will also allow you to let go of the past and completely focus on the year ahead.


Chill the heck out

Set goals & create a plan of action

Ever floated in darkness for an hour? I have and it was the most relaxed I’ve ever been. If you’re trying to work out what I mean, let me make it easy for you: float therapy. If 2017 was the year to try new things, 2018 is the year to chill the heck out. Taking care of your mind, body and soul is paramount, and at Bliss Float Brisbane, you can achieve the trifecta in one simple float session. You’ll feel like you’re floating on cloud nine when you walk out.

“When I achieve my goals, I’ll finally be happy.” I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you’ve either said or heard that phrase in one form or another. It’s important to set goals so that you have something to work towards, but if you think you’ll instantly become happier once you reach said goals, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. In order to have the best year yet, set small attainable goals so you can celebrate the little wins more frequently.


Don’t let it pass you by. Audi Open Haus Sales Event.

5 year manufacturer’s warranty^ and 5 years/75,000kms complimentary scheduled servicing* now available across a wide range of new Audi models. Visit Audi Centre Brisbane or Audi Indooroopilly to book a test drive today. Audi Centre Brisbane | 586 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley | Tel. 3251 8222 | Audi Indooroopilly | Indooroopilly Roundabout, 280 Moggill Rd | Tel. 3871 5100 | ^Warranty terms, conditions and exclusions apply. *5 years or 75,000kms (whichever occurs first). Scheduled servicing excludes wear and tear items and any additional work or components required. ^*Available on new Audi stock vehicles (excluding RS and R8 models) purchased and delivered between 1/1/18 and 28/2/18. While stock lasts. Not available to fleet, government or rental buyers, or with other offers. Audi Australia reserves the right to change or extend this offer. D/L 4074210

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