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style PRESTIGE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

FEBRUARY16

BRISBANE

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JACK SULLIVAN

BRIDAL

LIFT THE VEIL ON BRISBANE’S BEST

Fashionable

State of the art

Shining the light on the latest en pointe performances

FEAST THE SARTORIAL GUIDE TO YOUR CHIC NEW LIFE


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CONTENTS Brisbane-born Jack Sullivan is the Romeo of bridal designers.

COVER STORIES 31 STATE OF THE ART Shining the light on the latest en pointe performances.

38 I DO, I DO, I DO Lift the veil on Brisbane’s best bridal fare, from gowns to locations.

45 FASHION FEAST The sartorial guide to your chic new life this summer season.

COVER Jack Sullivan Bridal

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FROM THE

EDITOR S Q: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? MANAGEMENT

PAUL JOHNSTON MANAGING EDITOR

MANAGING EDITOR Paul Johnston Run a marathon.

CHRISTIE SUTHERLAND DEPUTY EDITOR

PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Johnston I’d have a farm/business where I looked after stray dogs.

EDITORIAL DEPUTY EDITOR Christie Sutherland Give myself permission to take on my dreams.

DIGITAL EDITOR Elizabeth Best Um, succeed?

SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Taviani Be in Taylor Swift’s squad.

JOURNALIST Candice Jackson Live and work on every continent.

JOURNALIST Hannah Doody

Secure an endless supply of free breakfasts. Xennox Diamonds

PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Jones Everything I’ve ever dreamed of.

CHANGE YOUR WORLD

SENIOR DESIGNER Jade Russell

NEW ROMANCE

WELCOME TO OUR February edition. Love is in the air; with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the season of proposals and wedding plans. Did you know that February 29 is traditionally a day for women to propose to men? I discovered this snippet of Irish history in a column from one of our new Style Experts, Karl Schwantes on page 36. Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting former Bechtel Corporation boss Andy Greig, who has recently retired from the corporate world and set up an investment company offering start-ups advice and mentoring. Many budding entrepreneurs have fantastic ideas that could change our world, so it’s great to see someone like Andy lending a hand. You can read all about Andy’s new company, page 22.

SENIOR DESIGNER Junita Hayes

THIS TIME OF year is brimming with expectations; it’s a time to live and love fearlessly. What more could you want? The feasting and fun of the festive season is over and stern resolutions have met with reality. “Exercise more and be a better you,” our inner critics whisper. But kindness can go a long way, so I’m trying a less punishing approach to my health and fitness journey this time around. Instead of gearing up for regret, I’m setting smaller, more manageable goals and trying to schedule some relaxing time with my yoga mat. In my world, a new year means a wardrobe revamp and it’s time to get started. No matter how chic your fashion, it’s not complete until you make it your own. The only limit is your imagination, so run wild and enjoy your surroundings. Life is all about the little moments and we are crazy for you, February. I hope you all find something you love in this issue. Spread the love by taking the time to pen a handwritten letter, give a friend an extra hug, swing by a colleague’s desk with a treat, and spoil your loved ones with memories. There are no limits.

Go vegetarian and forgo wine.

Have a great month. Paul Johnston

Jump off a building and fly.

DESIGNER Miriam Bligh

Take up four more careers and possibly invent teleportation.

CUSTOM MEDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Sarah McAlpine Say yes to everything!

JOURNALIST Caitlyn Spanner Travel as far and as wide as I can.

JOURNALIST Lou Parker Go skydiving!

JOURNALIST Elle Raison Fall in love.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kiri Johnston I’d open an animal sanctuary!

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Jacqui Taukamo Fly to the moon!

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Design my own collection of jeans and build a brand.

ACCOUNT STRATEGIST Claire Campbell | 0437 341 482 Walk on a tightrope.

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Happy reading xo Christie Sutherland

I would be the next Marcel Massini.

SALES COORDINATOR Rhonda Baker Be the curator of my own art gallery.

ACCOUNTS Rebecca Heaton

I would climb Mount Everest and enjoy the view.

DISTRIBUTION Bruce Thurtell Kiss her.

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GIDDY-UP WITH THE GIRLS Assemble your #GirlSquad for 2016’s most glamorous day yet! IT’S THAT TIME of year again: get ready to frock up and giddy-up for Girls’ Day Out, an event supported by the Women’s Cancer Foundation. On February 20, Doomben Racecourse will come alive with music, dancing, performances, flowing champagne and fabulous fascinators. Races aren’t the only awesome thing about Girls’ Day Out: snap a selfie with the Firefighters Calendar boys, enjoy the view as the sexy Wildboys Afloat perform on stage and experience the X-factor Grand Finalists, Academy of Brothers dance crew breaking it down. Plus, have your fortune told, relax at the pamper lounge and strut your stuff on the catwalk in the Fashions on the

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you’ve been eyeing off, assemble the squad and hashtag your uploads with #BRCGirlsDayOut and #BNERaces. Not sure weather or not to invite the guys? Gentlemen are welcome to attend. $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Women’s Cancer Foundation, so party up and rest assured that you’re supporting a deserving cause. Secure your Girls’ Day Out tickets online today! WWW.BRC.COM.AU/GIRLSDAYOUT WWW.WOMENSCANCERFOUNDATION.ORG.AU

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IS IN THE AIR Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hannah Doody takes a look at the chemistry of some of Brisbane’s most influential couples.

“NEVER PASS UP SOMETHING AMAZING. SAY ‘YES’ AND WORK OUT THE DETAILS LATER.”

“TREAT YOUR LOVED ONE LIKE YOU WOULD A FLATMATE; CLEAN UP YOUR PLATES AND DON’T LEAVE TOWELS ON THE FLOOR.”

BEN CUTTING AND ERIN HOLLAND Brisbane-born Australian cricketer Ben Cutting and former Miss World Erin Holland first met through friends in her home town of Cairns. Little did they know that, a year later, they would be flying halfway around the world just to see each other. Ben fell for Erin’s ability to quote the entire discography of Billy Birmingham’s 12th Man albums. For their first date, Ben prepared a homemade meal, including a dessert special. Spending more time apart than together, the pair say it’s easy to keep the spark alive. “When we are in the same city we like to spend as much alone-time together as possible,” Ben says. “We are always going out for breakfast somewhere together, or we crash on the couch to a movie or two.” The pair don’t fight too much, but if they do, they make a point of talking it over and never going to bed without resolving the issue. When it comes to love, Ben says not to sleep on it. “Never pass up something amazing. Say ‘yes’ and work out the details later.” 16

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LI CUNXIN AND MARY MCKENDRY Plucked from extreme poverty at age 11 to study ballet and serve in Chairman Mao’s revolution, Li’s story is shared in his autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer. Mary, on the other hand, grew up in Rockhampton, where she began dancing at the age of eight. They found each other through their shared passion for ballet, first meeting while performing at the esteemed Houston Ballet in London. Now married for 30 years, Li and Mary have three children – Sophie, Thomas and Bridie. These days, Li is the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet; Mary works with him and coaches professional dancers. Li says it was her honesty, kind soul and curiosity for other cultures that made him fall for her, while his ability to talk to anyone from a car park attendant to a conductor first caught Mary’s eye. Despite their 30 years of marriage, they both have different ideas of the key to a long, happy relationship: “Be loving, caring and considerate,” Li says. “Be a good cook,” laughs Mary. “Li is a great chef; my idea of the perfect date is sharing Li’s home-cooked dumplings.”

“Be loving, caring and considerate.”

STAV AND KAT DAVIDSON They say love’s a funny thing. But when two comedians get married, the phrase takes on a whole new meaning. Stav (HIT105) and Katrina (612ABC) Davidson first met at a welcome home party thrown for Kat when she returned from Canada. Stav says it was love at first sight (“For her!”); Kat says it took Stav a while to figure out she was sending signals thanks to his lack of experience with women. “I nearly resorted to smoke signals!” Together 15 years and married for 10, the couple now have a daughter, three-year-old Lorelei. Stav’s tip for a long-lasting relationship is “to treat your loved one like you would a flatmate; clean up your plates and don’t leave towels on the floor.” Choosing to ignore Stav’s exaggeration of her bed-hogging ways, Kat says Stav’s most romantic moment was “shaking as he proposed to me – it made me feel like the most beautiful and important woman in the world.” Their go-to date night involves eating shabu-shabu (a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced beef), and they keep the spark alive with flowers, gifts, lots of “I love you”s, and they both laugh as Stav mentions they “just put in a red room downstairs.” What is Stav’s one piece of relationship advice? “Happy wife, happy life – words to live by!” stylemagazines.com.au

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ONE-YEAR DATE-AVERSARY Visit Malt Dining, a unique, rustic and refined venue in the attic of an iconic inner-city building.

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BEING SINGLE ON Valentine’s Day can suck, even if you’re perfectly happy being single every other day of the year. Solution: ignore Valentine’s Day and celebrate Galentine’s Day instead, à la TV’s Parks and Recreation! On February 13, ditch your husbands, partners and couches and come together with your gal pals to celebrate how much you love and appreciate each other by drinking too much, partying too hard, singing emotional romantic ballads with your bestie and eating whatever you want. Remember: your mates love you more than you love your diet-breaking self. So forget feeling sad or alone this Valentine’s Day and spread some of that Galentine’s Day cheer instead! Ovaries before brovaries, ladies.

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TAKE A RISK He’s learnt a thing or two from managing a $5 billion, 65,000 staff mining company. Now, after 35 years in the construction industry, former global boss Andy Greig has decided to put his own money where his mouth is. BRISBANE-BASED ANDY GREIG, 59, retired in May last year. But he wasn’t ready for a life of bingo and aqua aerobics. Instead, Andy dove into a new venture: angel investment company ACAC Innovation. If the term “angel investor” is unfamiliar, cast your mind back to TV’s Shark Tank. Remember people wandering in with great ideas and no idea how to start? Like the Sharks, ACAC Innovation offers start-up, development, advice, mentoring, and even a place for new entrepreneurs to work. Andy says his latest career move has been deeply satisfying. “I had people mentor, help, teach, encourage, forgive and advise me. Later in my career, I was able to do the same with young people coming through,” he says. ACAC Innovation candidates must have a unique

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offering with potential to make significant returns and be fully dedicated to their business idea. “I expect to make a very healthy return for the risk I’m taking,” says Andy, “but at the same time I’m able to look people in the eye who have great excitement and energy and give them a hand.” ACAC Innovation has already invested in multiple companies such as Tooletries (a functional bathroom and travel accessory company), The Travel Bra (a travel product for females to use instead of handbags or money belts), and childsafety device the TicTocTrack watch. “You don’t invest in products; you invest in people. It’s about picking the right people who have passion and a solid idea,” he says of his decision-making process. “The aim is to invest in Queenslanders that will generate employment, economic returns and

YOU DON’T INVEST IN PRODUCTS; YOU INVEST IN PEOPLE. IT’S ABOUT PICKING THE RIGHT PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSION AND A SOLID IDEA. operate in a sustainable way.” When it comes to gambling big money, Andy has a fair idea on how to place his bets, drawing on his experience from his former corporate life. “When I look at my previous construction career, it was all about picking the right people, in the right place at the right time, to win the project and execute it. When I look at this business, it’s the same concept; it’s investing in the right people, with the right ideas to execute it’. ACAC INNOVATION IS CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS VIA ITS WEBSITE: WWW.ACACINNOVATION.COM.AU

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LEAD THE WAY Style Magazines sits down with Bridget Gabites, one of the leading ladies of Brisbane real estate. What’s new in 2016? We just launched our sleek new branding – Harcourts’ first major branding change since 1988. I’m thrilled to be a member of the company; they are innovative in marketing and technology but they always focus on community and customer service. My team is honoured to have been named a finalist in the Real Estate Industry of Queensland’s Awards of Excellence for both Residential Real Estate Agent of the Year and the Community Support Award category. What are your goals for 2016? I finished 2015 as the most recommended and the highest-selling agent in both Kelvin Grove and Herston and plan to continue delivering that same great service in those areas as well as expanding into Red Hill, Paddington and Ashgrove to assist people buying and selling in those areas too. I’m continuing my work with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital fundraising for perinatal research and neonatal care for premature babies. I will also host the Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball again this year. We are looking forward to raising more money and awareness for these great causes. What has the new year brought to the

Brisbane real estate market? January was jam-packed. We started the year with a number of new properties up for sale and I had over $4 million worth of property go under contract during the first two weeks of the year alone. This is a strong indicator of buyer confidence in Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs. What are some things Style readers wouldn’t know about you? Every year I choose to study something new and different. One of my recent studies has been undertaking a yoga teacher training qualification through the awesome My Health Yoga studio. What are three of your favourite things? My six-year-old Pugalier, Pnau – she’s always happy to see me! Living in Brisbane – this city has giving me fabulous friends, a wonderful work environment and so many opportunities! Super grateful. My family – we are incredibly close. I have my father’s 60th Bbrthday this month; we think he looks like Tom Selleck so we’re having a “Selleckbration”! Can’t wait! HARCOURTS SOLUTIONS P 0424 628 877 WWW.BRIDGETGABITES.COM

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Business strategist and all-round powerhouse Ron Yap lets us in on his personal style. How would you describe your style? Unassuming but with a dash of Bond’s “shaken not stirred.” When did you start becoming aware of fashion? When I was 12, I started working overseas in retail, dressing up mannequins. This showed me the world of fashion. How do you dress for work? Smart casual. Always a denim bottom and business shirt top unless I’m meeting VIPs. What’s your go-to item? Definitely my watch. Without it,

I feel like I have left something behind. Time is money, right? Any fashion faux pas? Back some 15 years, I wore a business shirt, jeans and flipflops. Not good at all. Your best budget buy? Casual wear you get in Asia – $3 shorts and shirts. Your favourite Brisbane men’s store? Ubermen is my flavour of the season. I am a big supporter of local fashion. Do you prefer… Boxers or briefs? Definitely briefs. It’s a tie between

Calvin Klein and Bonds. Short back and sides or a little scruffy? Short back and sides and a bit messy on top. Where can we find you… On a Saturday night? Down town Brisbane meeting new people and faces. On a Sunday morning? Having breakfast with the kids and taking a nice stroll around town, enjoying what Brisbane has to offer. On your next holiday? Definitely Europe. Going to see my sister in Frankfurt!

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Progress is intense. The all-new Audi A4.

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REMEMBER THE SIMPLE times when electric windows were new and exciting? It’s time to step into the 21st Century and discover a car that will blow your mind. The all-new Audi A4 is the most technologically-advanced Audi ever to be sold in Australia. With all the integrated connectivity and sophisticated infotainment you could want, Audi has your entertainment needs covered. Enjoy a DVD player, smartphone interface, Bluetooth streaming, the virtual cockpit you know and love from the Audi TT and Q7, and an ultra-sharp 8.3inch centre screen for MMI touch navigation. With 10 gigabytes of music storage and the Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System’s 19 speakers, blasting Beyoncé and crooning with Bublé has never sounded so good. Hate traffic? Live traffic updates are a standard feature to make your road trips and day-to-day travel a breeze. With the parking system’s rear view camera, say hello to navigating even the tightest shopping centre car parks with ease! The Audi lights have become an adaptive and stylish full LED headlight for a crystal-clear beam when driving at night or around corners. The advanced driver assistance systems will make your entire driving experience that much safer, with a long list of critical safety systems fitted to every model. Pre-sense city with pedestrian detection and exit warning are critical in avoiding any accidents with pedestrians or cyclists, while side assist and pre-sense basic is in place to prepare the cabin and occupants if an emergency is detected. stylemagazines.com.au

Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia, calls the all-new A4 a “landmark vehicle” capable of redefining customer needs and desires, and offering more progressive technology than any Audi before. But this is not a case of out with the old and in with the new: all the core principles we’ve come to expect from Audi are still in place, such as beautifully-crafted interiors, distinctive styling, confident dynamics and strong engine performance. Experience the effortless luxury of the Audi A4 for yourself when it launches in Australia on Saturday, February 13 at Audi Centre Brisbane and Audi Indooroopilly. WWW.AUDICENTREBRISBANE.COM.AU

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ANN-KARYN FRASER, LEADING AGENT Tell us a bit about yourself. I have worked in real estate for eight years, with six years specialising in Brisbane’s western suburbs at Place New Farm. How do you and Lucy work together? With Lucy’s digital and commerce experience and my marketing background, we work as a team. We are both born and bred in Brisbane and have extensive networks – there’s nothing quite like this anywhere else in our city. What do you love about being a leading agent at Place New Farm? Working with the 28

stylists and photographers, visiting amazing homes and meeting a variety of people. I love that every day is different. Most of all, I love achieving record sales results and seeing buyers’ faces when you hand over the keys to their new life. What tips do you have for anyone wanting to start a career in real estate? Find an experienced agent to have as a mentor. Know the industry – go to open homes, auctions and read anything property related! Partner with an agency that suits you and work towards becoming a co-agent.

LUCY HORAN, CO-AGENT You have a great reputation as a young agent, what’s your secret? When you love what you do, it really shows. I treat every buyer and seller with respect, and my clients compliment me on being genuine and approachable. What are the best parts of being a real estate agent? Meeting people! You come across people from all walks of life, each with their own story. ANN-KARYN: AK@EPLACE.COM.AU 0419 708 094 WWW.EPLACE.COM.AU/NEWFARM

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FEBRUARY Update your calendar with the latest local happenings around town this month.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

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Experience Chinese New Year in style at Peng You in Newstead’s Gasworks Plaza. The exposed brick walls and vibrant décor provide the perfect backdrop for the traditional lion dance and the sounds of a live jazz band. Enjoy a drinks package throughout the night, as well as decadent canapés created by their award-winning chef. This is a prepaid event with limited capacity so call now to secure a booking. peng-you.com.au

#GIRLSQUAD Brisbane Racing Club is calling you to get your #girlsquad together, for their Girls’ Day Out supported by the Women’s Cancer Foundation. Get your glam on and be treated like the star you really are, with waiters at the ready and a team from Stefan on hand to help with touch-ups. brc.com.au

Saturday 6 LANEWAY LEGACY St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is a live music experience like no other. It combines new and revered artists with a mix of cultural emphasis. One of the more stylish music events, the shaded and grassy spaces of the Brisbane Showgrounds allow the festival to be truly appreciated by music lovers. lanewayfestival.com.au

BACH TO BEATLES Acclaimed organist Hector Olivera’s show at Brisbane City Hall will feature everything from Bach to The Beatles. This unique musician has amazed and delighted audiences all around the world with his personal interpretations of classical and popular music. For a classy night on the town, be sure to secure your seat. Concession tickets are $20 and general admission is $25. brisbanetickets.com.au

Thursday 18 CALLING ALL SPARTANS The Spartan Race is being held at Suncorp Stadium and will feature races for kids and first-timers right through to fit and fierce elite competitors. Get ready to bring out your competitive side: this comp will have the whole family involved and active. spartanrace.com.au

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The Brisbane Powerhouse is once again delivering dozens of international and Australian comedians guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a tear in your eye from laughing so hard. It’s a star-studded line-up with Peter Helliar, Wil Anderson, Tom Gleeson and Triple J’s Matt Okine set to take the stage. Ticket prices vary; see the website for full program details. brisbanepowerhouse.org

UNMASKING EPILEPSY Glam up for a good cause with Epilepsy Queensland’s Purple Ball! Held at Victoria Park Golf Club, the night will feature live and silent auctions, raffles, gift bags and an amazing main prize: a brand-new BMW 118i! Enjoy a three-course dinner, beverages and entertainment, with proceeds going towards research. epilepsyqueensland.com.au

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IF THE SHOE FITS The Australian Ballet’s Amber Scott speaks to Brittney Deguara about living her very own fairytale as she stars in Cinderella.

SINCE THE AGE of 17, Amber Scott has been working hard within The Australian Ballet to make all her dreams come true. Over the years, she has added iconic roles to her repertoire, including The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and Odette in Swan Lake. Now, Amber is preparing to once again slip on the iconic glass slippers and bring Cinderella to life. Unlike any Cinderella production performed before, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s show uses significant upper body movement, constant flow and classical technique, which pushes the limits of the dancers. The non-stop production tells the much-loved story through beautiful shapes and mime, which Amber says is “quite real and very different.” “You’re never pausing in a position and holding it stylemagazines.com.au

for too long; there’s always something going on for the audience to watch,” Amber says. She describes working with Ratmansky as both a challenge and a pleasure. Since learning the production in 2013, Scott and the cast have “worked hard with him to create the ballet and learn his particular style.” “The ballet masters remind the cast of key messages he wanted to maximise,” Amber says. “We just all try to stay true to what he really wanted and try to develop a bit more each season.” Years may have passed since Amber first learned the stunning choreography, but she still remembers the gruelling effort she put in to perfect her performance. “I have a lot of memories of puffing and sweating and sometimes tears to get to the point of performing it on stage,” Amber say. “But it was all

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worth it because it’s such a beautiful production.” Now entering her 16th year with the Australian Ballet, Amber has a fulfilling season ahead. After recovering from an injury last year, she is more than ready to take up the challenge of bringing this fairytale to the Brisbane stage. The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella comes to Brisbane after sell-out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Witness the beauty and poise of this production at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from February 19 to 24. WWW.QPAC.COM.AU

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KNEE DEEP Internationally-renowned Casus Circus present their premiere work Knee Deep. Now in its fifth wildly successful year, four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, unlikely bonds are forged and acts of intimacy cohabit space with thrilling physical feats. The Casus artists bring a raw emotional edge and honesty to the stage, revealing the strong connection of the quartet throughout the journey and treading the fine line between delicacy and fragility.

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FLICKERFEST Witness the most innovative short films from Australia and around the world when Flickerfest hits the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from Thursday, 11 to Saturday, 13 February. Featuring more than 20 creative flicks handpicked from 2400 entries, the Judy’s silver screen will light up for three big nights. Delivering the finest bite-sized cinema, Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Award-accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival. Brisbane audiences will be spoilt for choice with five world premieres, 11 Australian premieres, five female directors and a diversity of shorts from comedy to drama. WWW.JUDITHWRIGHTCENTRE.COM

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SIMPLE TIPS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN

THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY

WHETHER YOU NEED a standalone display, shop window design or an interactive workspace, visual merchandising (VM) is an engaging and inspirational way to promote your product or service. It’s not just a case of fluffing cushions; research suggests that the art and science of VM is the best way to optimise your sales space for maximum revenue. Trade shows, product launches and venue open days are becoming increasingly popular across multiple industries. Put your best foot forward by engaging the services of a VM consultant. You’ll get a standout display combining clever use of space with ingenious design concepts. This added wow factor can really capture the attention of your target market. Be sure to consult the experts before you begin your next project. With a plethora of concepts, custom designs and styled items to place your product or service in the best light, visual merchandising may just be the competitive edge you need.

SKINCARE IS SOMETHING that needs to be addressed throughout our whole lives, even in our early 20s. Here are a few tips to keep your skin’s youthful appearance: • Wear sunscreen. The sun is a surefire way to speed up the aging process, making it skin’s arch nemesis. Avoid sun damage with SPF 30 sunscreen every day to keep yourself looking and feeling younger. • Drink red wine (in moderation). Did you know that red wine has powerful antioxidants? Resveratrol will help fight the aging process while lowering your odds of getting cancer and a few types of heart diseases. • Eat clean and colourful. Another great way to combat the aging process is to eat as healthy as possible. Ditch the oily fast food for good and get some colourful vegetables on your plate. There’s a direct link between antioxidants and fewer wrinkles, with zinc, beta-Carotene and vitamin C helping to prevent and slow down macular degeneration.

HERE AT POCO Posy, we love February, the month of lovers! In 18th Century England, lovers expressed their love for one another by gifting flowers, confectionery and calligraphy cards. In Europe, they turned on the romance by presenting a Saint Valentine’s Key, used as a symbol to unlock the giver’s heart. Swoon! This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday – the most relaxing day of the week! Here are some affordable gift ideas that will hit the mark with your loved one: • A relaxing, romantic picnic at New Farm Park • A love letter presented in a glass bottle • A planner with a love note for each week • A beach trip with a lunch of fish and chips • A candlelit dinner at home • Flowers (of course!) Poco Posy will be delivering flowers for the entire Valentine’s Day weekend, right up until Sunday, February 14. So you have plenty of time to make your special someone feel love! Find us on Facebook and Instagram for further information. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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A KEY PART of planning your honeymoon or destination wedding is to investigate the ideal time of year to visit your dream destination. January: Ski the beautiful Canadian snow fields. February: Sip on rum cocktails in Jamaica. March: Tango with wine-tasting in Buenos Aires. April: Explore the beautiful islands of Hawaii. May: Unwind in the beautiful tropical Maldives. June: Drive the Chianti region in Tuscany. July: Zip by endless fields of lavender and sunflowers in Provence, France. August: Scuba diving, natural wonders and shopping await you in Aruba. September: Hike ancient ruins and soak in Santorini’s beautiful caldera view. October: Take a safari tour in the Serengeti. November: Celebrate Hanal Pixán with amazing off-season all-inclusive deals for Cancun. December: Experience a fairytale winter wonderland in Germany and Austria Looking to plan your trip of a lifetime? Global Jetsetting will be at the Queensland Bridal Expo from April 15 to 17.

VARNISHED OR STAINED timber can instantly improve the look of your home. Being semitransparent, varnished or stained timber needs more attention than paint, but regular maintenance can extend the life of the coating and the underlying timber. Water-based or solvent-based (oil) products can be used when coating timber. Water-based products are generally more affordable and may have a greater life expectancy; however, the drawbacks include visible strokes of the applicator. Additionally, failure to maintain will require complete removal of all coatings. Those looking for a high-end finish may prefer solvent-based, which has greater self-levelling properties and gloss level. Damaged areas on solvent-based products are usually able to be feathered out, significantly reducing maintenance or restoration costs. Surface inspections should occur every six to 12 months. The surface should be kept clean at all times, and exposure to the sun should be as limited as possible.

MANY ECONOMISTS AND investors often refer to maximising the “effortless advantage” of residential property investment. In layman’s terms, it’s a way for owners to capitalise on land value through improvements in public infrastructure, such as a new transport network. This key factor is just one reason why Brisbane represents an appealing market for property investment. This city’s strong vision for the future includes a commitment to invest in infrastructure that will continue to transform the city. Brisbane Marketing says $11.5 billion has been invested in Brisbane infrastructure since 2010. Brisbane is also set to be a key beneficiary of the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program that will deliver $18.1 billion in transport infrastructure across local, state and national networks over the next four years. In order to maximise the “effortless advantage”, your buying strategy should identify existing and proposed future infrastructure projects and boast close proximity to amenities and transport.

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LEADERSHIP

MANAGING DEBT

DIAMONDS & ENGAGEMENT

with Sonia McDonald

with Kyra Pritchard

with Karl Schwantes

WHO DEFINES YOUR SUCCESS?

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EVERYONE WANTS TO be successful. That’s just logical; who would want to be a failure? But ask people what success looks like and you will get some very different answers. It’s enough to make you wonder who actually defines success for us. Did we learn about it while growing up? Does it involve high salaries, world travel and freedom? Or is it a 40-year career spent with one employer? As I look around the coaching and consulting spheres, I’ve noticed that often the programs involve a preconceived definition of success and I know that can’t suit everyone. True success is whatever makes you happy and gives you the life you want. If success to you means creating a happy family life and flexible lifestyle, who cares if it doesn’t involve high salaries? If climbing the corporate ladder enriches your life, why should you stop that to adhere to someone else’s expectations? Don’t let anyone else tell you what success looks or feels like. Trust your own judgement, always, and pursue your own dream.

CHRISTMAS IS LONG over, so why are you still feeling the financial pinch? It’s not an uncommon problem; while a credit card sounds like a great solution to all your problems, it can do more harm than good. Most people don’t realise that making minimum repayments on their $2000 spend could cost $5186 in interest over a 20-year period. Here are a few tips for dealing with your credit card debt: Stop the leak. Stop charging things to your credit card immediately and commit to paying if off ASAP. Look for interest-free options (beware the fine print!), and if the situation is beyond your budget, consider consolidating your debts. Cut your expenses. Remember: short-term pain for long-term gain. Look for better deals and stick to a budget. If you are struggling with multiple debts and meeting all of your payments on time, it sounds like it’s time to get help. You can either ask for hardship or engage a professional debt negotiator for a better deal on your behalf.

IT’S SOMETHING THAT only happens once every four years... and no, we’re not just talking about getting an extra day in February. According to Irish legend, St Brigid was tired of men taking so long to ask women for their hand in marriage. She struck a deal with St Patrick, allowing women to propose to men on a specific date – one that only occurred once every four years: February 29. These days, it’s still the societal norm for men to plan the surprise proposal. Some people have forgotten all about St Brigid’s arrangement, while others have chosen to extend the time frame and include the entirety of the leap year in their proposal plans. Whether a woman chooses to keep with tradition and propose on February 29 or pop the question at any time during a leap year, all the men out there who have been dragging their feet should keep their eyes open! If getting engaged was one of your goals for 2016, it just might turn into a race to see who can pop the question first.

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PUBLICITY

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A HABIT FOR SUCCESS

CLUSTER HEADACHES?

ONE OF THE most important aspects of working in a creative industry is inspiration. Whether it’s creating a new brand or producing an event, it’s the key to delivering surprise and wow factor. Inspiration comes from many sources. This year, PDPR is travelling to New York, Japan and Europe to visit local restaurants, iconic department stores and little-known museums. Dining out is always a great source of inspiration. Whether it’s a new cuisine, menu design, serving style or décor, we study every element – especially the wine list! Already we’ve noticed whisky bars and craft gin distilleries making their mark. Finally, don’t forget Instagram: this social media juggernaut offers a world of beautiful, insightful and innovative ideas for every industry. Inspiration can be fickle, so the best way to ensure it hits is to lead a culturally-rich existence and be a sponge. By soaking up everything you find insightful, engaging and stimulating, you’ll be better placed to constantly deliver new and exciting things in your work and personal life.

AS WE MOVE into the second month of the year and time starts to get away from us, many New Year’s resolutions have become a distant memory. So this is a timely reminder to bring our goals back into focus. According to psychologists, people who successfully form habits have one trait in common: the ability to effectively say no. By this, they mean that a person is able to articulate and reinforce the behaviours that they feel fit into their values and beliefs. The simple act of saying no to something helps you to identify what you truly want and prevent bad habits from creeping back in. Think back to your resolution: what did you want to achieve? When presented with an opportunity, you need to reflect on whether this supports the habit you’re trying to form. If not, say no! So next time you say yes to something, think about the implications. Are you really just saying no to yourself and putting off fulfilling your ultimate resolution?

IF YOU SUFFER from cluster headaches, it will come as no surprise that they’re more excruciating and debilitating than migraines. Cluster headaches affect one to two people out of every 1000 and are five to six times more common in men. Pain is excruciating, lasts between 30 to 60 minutes and can occur up to eight times a day during a bad cluster. The pain. Females report that the pain is worse than childbirth. Pain can be described as if a hot iron pick is being pierced through one eye. That eye can become red and watery, and the eyelid becomes swollen and droopy. The nose can also become congested or watery. Triggers. Alcohol, strong smell (for example, perfume, bleach and petrol), exercise or becoming overheated and smoking. Treatment. Oxygen therapy and medication can ease the pain during an attack. We recommend discussing your symptoms with our headache clinicians to find out what the best solution is to manage your headaches.

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I DO, I DO, I DO. MAKING A MASTERPIECE Jack Sullivan, the Brisbane-born Romeo of bridal design, takes Style behind the scenes to reveal the marriage of dreams and dedication required to create an exquisite gown for every blushing bride. CRAFTING THE PERFECT wedding dress is no easy feat. Just like any relationship, it is a complicated and intricate journey filled with hard work, commitment and, of course, love. The process begins with an idea, the etchings of a pen and paper sketch, and a life-size pattern. Fabric, volume, detail and texture are all carefully considered to give each gown an exquisite, unique character. Seamstresses work tirelessly for hundreds of hours to bring the gown to life by embroidering, embellishing and adorning the fabric. Only then can they

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begin to assemble the gown. With a fitting, the gown is tailored to perfectly complement the bride’s figure and the creation is complete: all that’s left is for the gown to accompany the bride down the aisle and make her feel fabulous on her special day. Jack Sullivan became familiar with the design journey at a young age; Brisbane-born and -bred, he is the son of award-winning bridal designer Wendy Sullivan, who began designing under the Airs and Graces label. While Jack’s interests initially lay in the financial side of his mother’s business, he soon discovered he had a knack for design when one of his sketches was discovered and featured on the cover of Queensland Brides Magazine. Under his mother’s guidance, Jack studied the art of wedding dress design for several years. With an irrepressible sense of humour and playful spirit apparent in all aspects of his work, Jack is not just your typical bridal designer. Each of Jack’s pieces perfectly embodies his own unique style: a combination of old-fashioned elegance and modern-day playfulness. Based in Brisbane’s buzzing West End, Jack Sullivan Bridal has firmly established itself as one of Brisbane’s great design icons, with gowns now stocked locally, nationally and internationally. Jack’s new designs (pictured) showcase the best of this season’s bridal trends with the inclusion of French and Italian inspired Guipure lace and fine tulle. Recently celebrating its fourth anniversary, Jack Sullivan Bridal continues to make dreams come true for beautiful brides all around the world. INSTAGRAM @JACKSULLIVANDESIGNS WWW.JACKSULLIVANBRIDAL.COM

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WHERE TO WED Forget tradition and say “I do” in a stunning location you and your guests will never forget. IN AN ART GALLERY If you think of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art as a major tourist attraction, think again! Set against the sparkling city skyline, its Rooftop Terrace is prime wedding real estate. QAGOMA is also the only state gallery in Australia that provides award-winning world-class restaurant and catering facilities in-house. It truly is a one-of-a-kind location, perfect for sharing your special day with all your friends and family. WWW.QAGOMA.COM.AU

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IN AN AEROPLANE HANGAR Jimbour House is no stranger to hosting weddings, with a chapel and a number of beautiful gardens gracing the heritage-listed grounds. The most stunning location by far is undoubtedly the old aeroplane hangar; there’s something magical about the curved, open space with its rustic fairytale aesthetic. With a backdrop like this and personal touches to make it your own, the scene is set for a night to remember. It’s the perfect something old to complement your something new. WWW.JIMBOUREVENTS.COM.AU

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UNDER THE SEA Make your wedding toasts and mingle with guests while hanging out with stingrays and sharks at Underwater World in Mooloolaba! You can also enjoy a sit-down dinner over freshwater crocodiles, or indulge in canapés in the Ocean Walkthrough. Whatever atmosphere

you’re looking for, there’s plenty of aquatic life to share the magic. A wedding at this unique location is sure to make all your mermaid dreams come true.

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THE FLOWER OF LOVE

HISTORIC ELEGANCE

BOUQUET BOUTIQUE’S GERALDINE Hore says when it comes to gifting flowers to that special someone, no matter what the occasion, it’s best to choose seasonal flowers. Fabulous in-season February florals include roses, lisianthuses, cluster roses, tulips, dahlias, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids. Make flowers last longer during the warmer months by unwrapping bouquets to place them in fresh water, changing it regularly; if your flowers arrived in green foam, remember to water the foam every few days to maintain moisture. Recutting the stems and storing flowers in a cool space will allow you to enjoy your beautiful gift for as long as possible!

UNIQUE, UNMATCHED AND unforgettable: celebrate your wedding at one of Brisbane’s most sought-after function rooms. The magnificent architecture of Customs House makes for a stunning wedding reception venue, with the Brisbane River providing a picture-perfect backdrop. Customs House will ensure that your wedding reception is the icing on the cake of a glorious day with its years of experience, great food, quality service and attention to detail. Say “I do” to this incredible location for your special day.

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AMONG THE STARS

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With style and elegance high above the rest, your dream wedding begins at Summit.

Megan and Todd at The Summit.

IMAGINE SPARKLING CITY views at sunset over canapés and cocktails, and a bridal waltz surrounded by the dazzling night lights of Brisbane. At Summit Restaurant, romance is at the forefront of all weddings. Nestled in the bushland of Mt Coot-tha Forest Park, Summit Restaurant is only seven kilometres from the city centre. The magnificent panoramic views of Brisbane and beyond provide the ultimate backdrop for any wedding. The heart of your reception though, will be the exceptional service and exquisite food that the Summit proudly presents Flexible, all-inclusive and custom packages are designed to accommodate receptions of all sizes and budgets. Comprehensive and personal service from your experienced wedding coordinator will ensure that your wedding day reflects your personal style.

Complete wedding packages are also on offer with a beautiful ceremony location set to wow your guests as you say “I do.” A wedding at Summit Restaurant ensures a memory that you and your guests will never forget. Summit Restaurant will be hosting a Bridal Showcase on Wednesday, March 2 from 6pm to 8pm. The showcase is the perfect opportunity to view the stunning location atop Mt Coot-tha with a few select suppliers on hand to inspire brides and grooms to be with their expertise. Presenting a selection of wedding styles and samplings of hors d’oeuvres, the Summit Showcase is an exciting tool in any wedding planning journey. The event is free and RSVP is essential. Contact the Events department for details: functions@brisbanelookout.com. WWW.BRISBANELOOKOUT.COM/WEDDINGS

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FASHION BORN FOR IT

Natasha Schweitzer is available in Brisbane at Maryon’s, James Street.

Elle Raison discovers how wearability, quality and a luxurious feel makes Natasha Schweitzer jewellery stand out in a sea of budding artisans.

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inspired her to create the brand. With a double degree in public relations and journalism, Natasha knows a thing or two about steadfastly establishing her simple, elegant and timeless brand in an industry known for following the latest trends. “I am not a huge trend-follower myself; I try not to think about it when I design because I love to challenge people with new ideas.” Inspiration for Natasha’s designs comes straight from her own imagination, brought to life by a childhood spent admiring the family business. As well as designing original pieces, Natasha takes reference from the jewellery her mother created in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

“I have revived many of her old designs, and brought to life sketches that never came to be.” As a new business owner, Natasha credits the successful running of her brand to a good night’s sleep and meditation. The most difficult part? “Time management,” Natasha laughs. With this said, you’ll often find Natasha in her staple outfit of Tod’s loafers, jeans and a turtleneck, working alongside her family and friends to bring her designs to life – her favourite part of the Natasha Schweitzer journey thus far.

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IN JUST OVER a year, bespoke pieces from Natasha Schweitzer – designed and handcrafted in Australia – have graced the cover of Elle, made an appearance in Vogue and been spotted in outfits donned by Nadia Fairfax and Margaret Zhang. Born and raised in Brisbane, 24-year-old Natasha Chipman is the modern-day creative behind this premium jewellery brand. Though she grew up watching her mother, Marion Schweitzer, design and create exquisite pieces, Natasha never planned to carve out a career in the industry. “I started designing pieces for myself and suddenly people started to notice,” says Natasha. It was this positive response that

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PUMP IT UP YOU DON’T HAVE to give up style for comfort: Sambag has revamped the ballet flat, giving it the perfect-sized heel for an after-dark aesthetic. SAMBAG P 3210 0217

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LUXURY LOCATION THAT ROMANTIC HOLIDAY could be closer than you think. Escape to urban paradise at the Hilton, where you can spend the weekend in the lap of luxury. HILTON BRISBANE P 3234 2000

SHINE LIKE A star from head to toe in this shimmery set from Seed Heritage. The tailored short and crop add sophistication to summer style and can easily be dressed up or down with heels or casual slides. SEED HERITAGE P 3012 7749

VELVET ARMY VELVET IS THE new black in formalwear. Turn heads in texture with this bold choice from M.J. Bale. A look like this will have you exuding a kind of elegance that is hard to match. M.J. BALE P 3210 2929


BLUSH RUSH THIS CREAM IS a musthave for eyes, cheeks and all-over body, perfect for everyday use. The subtle highlighting is sure to catch anyone’s eye.

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GO FROM DESK to dance floor with a flawless fitted midi dress and statement necklace. You’ll be the best dressed wherever you go. FRENCH CONNECTION P 3012 7938

DANCING QUEEN HEART AND SOLE THE ELEGANCE IS in the detail. Aquila has perfected this simple shoe with fine sewn details and silver buckle. AQUILA P 3211 2506

THE PERFECT COMBO: This neutral number delivers with a full pleated skirt, a plunging neck and the perfect amount of leg. SHEIKE P 3007 7230

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ITSY BITSY BIKINIS Local swimwear designer Kate Webster is helping women with small cup sizes feel comfortable in their own skin. designs, but there are always challenges. “Once I’d decided where to head conceptually, the hardest part is narrowing down colour and pattern choices,” she says. The authentic nature of the brand has seen it become a local, national and international success with almost 50 per cent of sales shipped internationally. “It’s high-fives all around when I receive an email from a customer who loves their new swimsuit,” says Kate, who has been blown away by the response and positive feedback that TCOS has received. Kate has some big goals in mind for this year, and TCOS is ready for the ride.

BREAKING INTO THE fashion industry is no easy feat, but local swimwear designer Kate Webster saw a gap in the market and jumped to fill it. After walking into a swimwear store to find a wall of lycra push-up bras, she decided to take action. “It really caught me by surprise and it got me thinking, ‘What message are we giving young women?’” Kate says. In that moment, The Call of Summer (TCOS) was born, giving women with smaller cup sizes the option to feel comfortable and natural at the beach. Now entering its second year, TCOS has released a new collection: Water x Colour. Seeing the popularity of watercolour in typography, Kate decided to incorporate this in her

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AUSTRALIA’S LEADING STYLISTS, Australian Style Institute, are returning to Brisbane in March to host another instalment of their Become a Stylist event. This unique weekend of style, fashion and editorial inspiration will give you an insight into the life of a stylist, outlining the pathway to success and successful styling, curating your own stylist wardrobe, the power of style and image, how human behaviour plays a role in styling, and styling for TV. Ditch the dull weekend plans on March 12 and 13 and head to Capri by Fraser to discover how you can work towards a career in one of the most exciting and fast-growing creative industries. WWW.BECOMEASTYLIST.COM.AU

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INDEPENDENT Schools LET THEIR LIGHT SHINE Discover how to unlock your child’s potential at the Clayfield College Open Morning in March. IN THE VIBRANT learning community of Clayfield College, every student is supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. The College’s academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs, headed by exceptional teaching staff, are an essential part of providing opportunities for every child to grow and develop in mind, heart, body and spirit. In 2016, the College welcomes Principal (Acting) Mrs Kathy Bishop, who brings her many years of experience in education to the role. “Achieving our personal best is at the heart of everything we do at Clayfield each and every day. Not only do we value academic excellence, we also value excellence in music, the arts, sports and

SEE WHAT CLAYFIELD COLLEGE HAS TO OFFER AT THE OPEN MORNING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16. service leadership. Learning is for life, not just for school. We encourage our students to be happy, laugh often, be diligent and give back to the community,” says Mrs Bishop. Clayfield College caters for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12, and boys from Pre-Prep to Year 6. The College also provides a boarding school for girls, caring for students from Years 5 to 12, on a term or weekly basis.

See what makes Clayfield College so special and discover what they can offer you and your child at the Open Morning at 8.45am on Wednesday, March 16. For further information about the College or Open Morning, call or visit our website. CLAYFIELD COLLEGE 23 GREGORY ST, CLAYFIELD P 3262 0262 WWW.CLAYFIELD.QLD.EDU.AU

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DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE Visitors are invited to discover the St Margaret’s difference and further explore what makes this day and boarding school so unique. THE PARENT OF a recent year 12 graduate praised St Margaret’s as being “grounded, more personal and more realistic”. St Margaret’s small size (825 students from pre-prep to year 12) and capped classroom numbers allow us to know and nurture each child and maintain a personalised approach to their learning. In the words of another parent, this is “a local school with a global outlook”. Our year 10 global exchange program and significant Australian and international boarding population bring a genuine and enriching diversity to our community. St Margaret’s has educated many academic

high-achievers and those with elite aspirations in sport and the performing arts. These students can benefit from our Flyers Program, which extends our scholars and offers flexibility around the intense training and rehearsal schedules of athletes and artists. Our Supervised Study Sessions program further supports students, allowing them to stay at school after hours and complete their homework under the supervision of tutors before being

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collected by parents. Dinner is also provided. To truly discover the St Margaret’s difference, come and meet our parents, students and teachers at the Open Day on Saturday, March 5 from 9.30am, with the opportunity to hear the principal speak at 10.30am (primary) and 11.30am (secondary). ST MARGARET’S ANGLICAN GIRLS SCHOOL 11 PETRIE ST, ASCOT P 3862 0777 WWW.STMARGARETS.QLD.EDU.AU

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Visit us on Open Day and discover the difference a St Margaret’s education could make to your daughter. Principal’s Address: 10.30am (Primary); 11.30am (Secondary) LINE ER ON T S I G E R St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School 11 Petrie Street Ascot QLD 4007 T +61 7 3862 0777 • www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au St Margaret’s School Council Ltd ABN: 69069684019 CRICOS Code: 00511K

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VARICOSE VEINS

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CIRCULATION BOOSTING!

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RESURFACE AND REJUVENATE

WE ALL KNOW that the heart pumps blood into the tissues via arteries. But did you know that, if you have varicose veins, all the de-oxygenated blood and other waste products destined for the heart could be leaking back into the tissues? This could result in long-term tissue damage to your lower legs, as well as risk of varicose leg ulcers later in life. People with venous disease and varicose veins often find that elevating their legs at the end of the day will help relieve swollen feet and ankles and alleviate the feeling of tired and aching legs. There are many medications marketed as circulation boosters, such as medical graduated compression stockings, which have evidencebased medicine supporting their use to improve leg vein circulation and improve leg vein health. But it’s important to remember that these methods only provide temporary relief rather than preventing long-term tissue damage. An ultrasound investigation can establish if your aching or swollen legs are a result of poor venous circulation.

THE ART OF face reading can reveal a lot about a person, with certain facial features giving subtle hints about secrets and desires. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this could make a big difference in your love life! For a long time, eyelashes have played a role in creating temptation, flirtation and seduction. Studies show that longer eyelashes are generally associated with a gentle, more romantic, and calm individual. On the other hand, full and neatly-shaped eyebrows are commonly associated with good relationships and passionate love. Here at The Brow Bar, we’re all for eyelashes and eyebrows that make you look and feel great while positively reflecting your lifestyle. With our bespoke eyebrows and eyelashes, you could increase the allure and sensuality in your life this Valentine’s Day. Book an appointment with one of our Arch Angels to start discovering your inner flirtation and find that spark you didn’t even know you were missing!

IT CAN START when you’re just 20 years old: skin cells begin to turn over at a slower rate, causing skin to appear duller and thinner. In addition, the skin structures responsible for keeping your skin firm (collagen and elastin), relax and become less elastic. This can cause wrinkles, coupled with saggy, less-radiant skin. There are a number of ways we can treat this. One of these is fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing. It’s an effective procedure that has been proven over the years to vastly improve the appearance of ageing skin, so you can look and feel younger. At Cosmetic Image Clinics, we use Fractora, a matrix of micro-pins that resurface the skin and provide superior results with minimal patient downtime. Radio frequency energy heats the skin in a controlled way to remodel deep collagen and improve the appearance of wrinkles. With the skin resurfaced, you’ll notice an improvement in skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance. Book an appointment today and see why everyone is raving about Fractora!

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AT SCHOOL, WE learn about the world, ourselves and relationships, and develop what we assume will be lifelong friendships. But over the years, as we move away from our hometown for study, work and travel, we can lose contact with our schoolmates. A school reunion might be the first time we see those friends in years. For some, the words “school reunion” are a source of terror. For others, like me, the term evokes wistful nostalgia and contemplative sentimentality! My Bundaberg school days were enjoyable, marked with high jinks rather than dedicated studies. If you want to reconnect with those from your childhood and adolescence, consider organising a reunion of your own rather than waiting for the next milestone. Social media makes it easy to find people and spread the word. Meeting at a pub or café is an easy option; just grab some photos and yearbooks to prompt the storytelling and old memories. I’ve turned my high school reunion into an annual event!

ARE YOU FINDING it difficult to stick to those New Year’s resolutions? If your dedication to your health or saving for that trip of a lifetime is lacking, here are some tips to help you get back on track. Create a 10-year vision. How do you want to live your life in the long-term? Visual motivation is important: create a mood board and place it where you’ll see it every day. Chart the milestones. One year, two years, five years... overnight success is a myth, so be realistic about the steps you need to take to reach your ultimate goals. List the things you need to do to get there. Break it down into categories to make it easier: financial, educational, spiritual, emotional, and physical. Find your stepping stones. Choose one thing from each category above and try to achieve it in 12 months, reviewing your progress regularly to see how you’re going. Tell people about your plans. Ask your friends and family to check in with you regularly!

UNTIL RECENTLY, WHEN people asked me about appropriate workwear for men, I would have said a suit and tie. These days, however, a sports jacket with a chino or jean isn’t just for the “creative types”. With many corporate companies becoming increasingly accepting of versatile fashion in the office, men are now free to show more of their personal style. But greater flexibility doesn’t mean that all the rules go out the window. When dressing for the office, it’s important to remember some of the dos and don’ts in 2016: • When mixing patterns, ensure they are the same size. • If you have a short hem, it’s acceptable to forgo socks. • The cuff has to be tapered. • A sports jacket should cover your seat but shouldn’t be as long as your suit jacket. • A natural shoulder is best; minimal or no shoulder padding creates a more relaxed look. • Be open to different patterns.

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The skincare world is blossoming around us with an endless array of must-have products. Keep your choices simple and fresh with the botanical feel of unisex suds and scents.

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BRIDAL BEAUTY Brooke Jesberg of Brooklyn Beauty Bar dishes out some expert beauty tips for the big day. How does a bride get beautiful dewy skin? She needs to start three months prior to the wedding with regular facials and peels. Our Herbal Aktiv Peel is natural, twice as strong as microdermabrasion, and delivers amazing results. What about brows, lashes and nails? Start focusing on the framework of your face three months prior – that’s when eyebrow sculpting should commence. We recommend both threading and waxing for perfect brow shaping. Lash extensions are a godsend – no mascara needed, they last for weeks and still look perfect for the honeymoon. Remember to test lashes one month before the big day to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction to glue or lashes! For glossy, chip-free fingernails and toenails, go for shellac. This will also last for the honeymoon! When should spray tan be applied? Always spray tan half a day after exfoliating and shaving; this will allow your skin to settle down. To ensure a perfectly-moisturised skin base, I recommend

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Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI S tronic with Technik package. From $46,900 drive away.*

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Take advantage of these exceptional offers today. Visit Audi Centre Brisbane or Audi Indooroopilly to book a test drive. Audi Centre Brisbane | 586 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley | Tel. (07) 3251 8222, A/H. Mark 0450 414 917 | audicentrebrisbane.com.au Audi Indooroopilly | Indooroopilly Roundabout, 280 Moggill Road | Tel. (07) 3871 5100, A/H. Ryan 0450 967 827 | audiindooroopilly.com.au *$46,900 is the drive away price for Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI S tronic with Technik package. ^$69,900 is the drive away price for the Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic with Assistance package and metallic paint. *^Available for new stock vehicles purchased and delivered between 1/2/16 and 29/2/16. While stock lasts. Not available to fleet, gov’t or rental buyers, or with other off ers. Audi Australia reserves the right to change or extend this off er.

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