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CONTENTS COVER STORIES 16 #GIRLBOSS An inspiring group of women making waves in their industries share the secret to success.
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AFTER MONTHS OF quiet anticipation and preparation, I can officially announce that I have taken the lead on my passion. This is my very first edition as Editor, and the creation of this magazine has been such an exciting ride. Today, a new month begins and so does a fresh chapter for Style Magazines. To start, let me re-introduce myself. I’ve been a magazine enthusiast for years, flipping through pages since forever. I fell in love with fashion all too quickly and had a dream to dream. But enough theory – let me tell you about the transitional pages of our March edition. Autumn/Winter has landed and we’re welcoming this new season with stories from the common denominator, #GirlBosses (page 16). In our pages, you’ll find unique nuptials, discover how to create your habitat, spotlights on booming suburbs and getaway features that are sure to thrill you. The architecturally-designed Hotel Urban and luxurious QueensPlaza have us revelling in everything Autumn/Winter on our cover. This season is a celebration of personal style mixed with statement classics and bold, sophisticated experiments. It’s only the first act, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for years to come. Above all, thank you to my team for believing in me – and to you, the readers of my first edition at the helm, for making it all real.
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WE LOVE I’m a true lover and supporter of Australian designers; however, this month we’re shining a spotlight on my roots – my home of New Zealand. With some of the edgiest fashion exports in the game, this is a shoutout to the Kiwi designers and creatives whose aesthetic I really dig.
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Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart met at primary school. After studying art and fashion respectively, the pair began working on small-scale projects before launching their brand, Twenty-Seven Names. The label name is an homage to the list of 27 people who helped to get their label off the ground. Each collection is sentimental and hopelessly romantic, wearable yet unique.
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Caitlyn Spanner speaks to an inspiring group of Girl Bosses making waves in their respective industries.
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ROXY JACENKO OF Sweaty Betty PR, Louise Roche of The Design Villa, and Helena and Kristal of the Holistic Project all live vastly different lives, but they have one very important thing in common: they are all Girl Bosses. What sets these four women apart from their peers is the way they remain authentic, true to themselves and have a strong desire to succeed. “I wanted to do things differently, better and bigger than what anyone else was doing,” says Roxy Jacenko of Sweaty Betty PR. At just 24 years of age, Roxy stumbled into the industry to start her own company; today it’s one of the most renowned PR brands in Australia. Louise Roche, on the other hand, worked as a graphic designer for 20 years before creating photography and styling business The Design Villa in 2006. She has always stayed true to her brand and ensured that everything she puts out into the world is her own work. Roxy and Louise never had mentors, preferring to find the best versions of themselves on their own, through trial, error and a lot of hard work. Helena and Kristal of event management business The Holistic Project have many mentors and sources of inspiration, but Helena notes that she embraces all women who encounter challenges or adversity and strive for a positive outcome. “This determination and courage is what empowers me and is one of the biggest qualities I look up to in many women I know and have met,” Helena says. An increased sense of purpose (brought on by motherhood) inspired Helena and Kristal to start their individual businesses; but it wasn’t long before these two creative minds came together for the manifestation of The Holistic Project. The business offers events that aim to inspire others to lead positive, healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. “The internal call for us to bring our passion for creating positive experiences and purposeful
events was much greater than what we anticipated,” they say. From a young age, women have been taught that being bossy is a negative characteristic; that being passive and sweet will make us more likable and feminine. The Girl Boss movement, started by Sophia Amaoruso of online store Nasty Gal, encourages women to own all the qualities we’ve previously been ashamed of, such as being bossy, ambitious, independent, outspoken or serious. “Women are still, to some extent, breaking free of the traditionally passive, agreeable nature we’re supposed to possess,” says Roxy. “It’s not about being nasty or rude; it’s just about being assertive and possessing the qualities required to be successful in the competitive world we live in.” This ideology resonates strongly with Helena and Kristal, whose Pursue Your Passion suite of events supports people in pursuing a career that they love. The longstanding societal norm dictates that women should be hitting certain milestones at particular points in our lives. Although Roxy and the Holistic Project ladies are successfully juggling motherhood and thriving businesses (better than most), they will always have unrealistic expectations thrust upon them: Roxy has been criticised in the media for her commitment to her job and accused of putting her family second. “Yes, I’m busy. Yes, I’m driven,” she says, “but that’s my personal choice. If you want to run a successful business, then of course you’re going to be busy and you most certainly need to be driven.” Just last month, Roxy faced media scrutiny when edited indecent pictures of Pixie, her four-yearold-daughter, were circulated online in a vicious attack. Speaking to Roxy, or simply looking at her Instagram account, it’s evident that family comes first and she’s determined not to let this ordeal bring her or her loved ones down. Being married without children, Louise from
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ADVICE FROM REAL-LIFE GIRL BOSSES: ROXY:
#GIRLBOSS The Design Villa has experienced similar expectations, but says those around her know she is happy with where she is in life. Growing up Louise admittedly “lived and breathed art,” but regularly copped a lot of criticism for her career choice. “People would tell me, ‘Art doesn’t pay the bills, Louise.’ I had to overcome their negativity and pursue my passion.” It was this ambition that propelled Louise to the success she experiences today. However, starting your own business will always come with struggles. Louise has always been skilled in design and creativity but found juggling her passions along with running a business was a learning curve. “Every day I try and do something differently or better to make the schedule flow smoothly,” she says. Our Girl Bosses agree that being a mother, wife, friend, partner and businesswoman is a juggling act. “I don’t really overthink it,” says Roxy. “I just deal with what’s happening in the here and now. My family is my biggest priority so I always make sure I spend some time with the kids each day and on the weekends. It often means late nights on emails but you do what you have to do.”
Similarly, Helena and Kristal put family first. “Whilst we have accountabilities and timelines, everything is flexible around them and their needs,” they say. “It took us more than 12 months to create balance with family life, work and extracurricular activities.” Helena and Kristal are very mindful professionals who aim to be present as much as they can in order to keep everything balanced. Yoga, meditation, affirmations, dancing with the kids, eating well and deep breaths are just some of the things that help to keep them grounded when dealing with such full schedules. When it comes to juggling their personal and business lives successfully, all four women agree: you need a strong work ethic, a determination to focus on the positive, passion for your career and a supportive network. Kristal and Helena learnt quickly that “not all people will understand what you are trying to achieve or want to come on your journey with you.” The girls say, “As long as you stay true to your calling, keep your goals in sight, and keep your intentions high, then what you’ll attract will far outweigh any negativity.” SWEATYBETTYPR.COM THEDESIGNVILLA.COM.AU THEHOLISTICPROJECT.COM.AU
STRIVE FOR PERFECTION AND ALWAYS LOOK TO IMPROVE IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, LEARN FROM IT AND MOVE ON DON’T DWELL ON YOUR WEAKNESSES OR THE NEGATIVES BE PREPARED TO PUT IN THE LONG HOURS, BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS IF YOU WANT RESULTS
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HELENA AND KRISTAL: STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF – ONLY YOU CAN DO YOUR BEST! INVEST IN YOURSELF BE OPEN, HONEST AND RESPECTFUL IN ALL YOUR BUSINESS DEALINGS CREATE BALANCE BETWEEN HEAD AND HEART BE CONFIDENT – YOU’VE GOT THIS!
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BRISBANE’S FORTITUDE VALLEY is in the midst of a revitalisation. Part of this massive project is the recent opening of the brand-new Rydges Hotel and Six Acres Restaurant. Introducing a slice of country hospitality to the heart of the city, the Rydges Hotel boasts 208 luxurious rooms in a convenient location for both travellers and businesspeople. Relax with impressive facilities such as a fully-equipped gym, heated outdoor pool and wi-fi for all guests. Each suite comes complete with a mini bar, coffee facilities and airconditioning, making the Rydges
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Fresh from the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week, Lauren Holland chats to Hannah Doody about the eternal beauty of Joli Boutique. What is Joli Boutique? We specialise in European fashion for women who are over 40 years old and love looking stylish. I have owned Joli Boutique for more than eight years and we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service! What sets your boutique apart from the rest? I travel to Germany twice a year to source the best collections for my customers. We’re the only boutique in Queensland to stock Gerry Weber and Lebek, which are our top selling collections. We also specialise in pants and have an array of colours and styles to fit any figure from a size eight to a size 18.
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What is the over-40s market looking for? Our customers love fashion but don’t want to look like “mutton dressed as lamb”. This can mean a pretty sleeve, a skirt on or below the knee and a beautifully-cut pant – while still looking fashionable, of course! Tell us something most people would not know about you? I have represented Queensland twice in the national Fashions on the Field final at the Melbourne Cup carnival and have won more than $150,000 in prizes over the years.
My mum makes all of my headpieces and also stocks her award-winning millinery exclusively in my boutique. What’s in store for you in 2016? I have just returned from Paris Fashion Week, which was amazing and so inspiring! I’m also focused on growing our online boutique, which launched late last year and is doing very well. JOLI BOUTIQUE SHOP 5/143 RACECOURSE RD, ASCOT P 3268 6135 JOLIBOUTIQUE.COM.AU
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Whether it’s cooking, gaming, comedy or hilarious misfortune, making YouTube videos has become a serious profession for many ordinary Australians. Hannah Doody takes a look at some of the internet’s rising stars.
VLOGGING, YOUTUBING... CALL it what you will; for many people, posting videos online is becoming more than just a way to kill time. When video-sharing site YouTube was founded in 2005, video blogging (or “vlogging”) became the new way to voice your opinions on everything from beauty products to gaming and relationships. Within 18 months, YouTube had become one of the fastest growing websites, with 100 million videos viewed daily. These days, vlogging is essentially a less regulated form of advertising, and can make for a lucrative form of income. Twenty-year-old Brisbane local Brianne Worth has been vlogging regularly since 2012 and has amassed nearly 75,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Ruckuslike. After starting her vlog out of “pure boredom”, Brianne has done everything from dressing up as a man to calling her mum and telling her she was pregnant as a prank – all for her YouTube fans. 26
While Brianne has never had a particular goal to turn YouTube into a full-time career, she has picked up various worthwhile sponsorships since starting her channel. “Recently, I got offered an all-expenses-paid trip around Europe that I’d then make a few travel-style videos about,” Brianne says. “I know everything has to end at some point, but if it turns out I can make a living from YouTube one day then I’ll ride that wave for as long as possible.” The elusive Perth-based creator of HowToBasic has made a killing on YouTube from his absurd, messy and egg-filled “tutorials”. The channel “shows” its viewers how to twerk like Miley Cyrus or rap like Eminem, aided by revolting props such as chicken carcasses and urine. While some videos are not for the faint-hearted, HowToBasic’s winning formula eventually enabled him to quit his day job in pursuit of YouTube fame. The channel boasts more than four million
subscribers, and YouTube tracker Social Radar estimates that HowToBasic is raking in as much as $1 million each year. There are many theories as to why people gravitate to online celebrities such as YouTubers or vloggers. One thing is certain: all you need is an entrepreneurial mindset, a smartphone and an internet connection to start your journey. (And maybe a dash of luck to succeed.) Video may have killed the radio star, but YouTube has given everyday people a way to create huge personal brands while maintaining complete control over their own editorial content. With more vloggers joining the ranks on a daily basis, this is a phenomenon that’s here to stay. MARCH16
MEDIA MAESTROS Style chats to the co-founders of Surge Media about the successes, challenges and highlights that come with running an exceptional Brisbane creative agency. IT’S BEEN A crazy ride for Ben Trowse and Aegir Brands since founding Surge Media in 2009. The pair brings over two decades of combined experience to the venture, working together to coax a magical result from two unique visions. “I think my left-field thinking and Aegir’s grounded mentality has made us a force to be reckoned with and that is the key to the roots of a good partnership”, says Ben. “With Ben’s creative skills and my technical knack, I knew this company would go places,” adds Aegir. In just under two years, the team at Surge Media has grown from a humble team of three to a group of nine highly-skilled professionals who provide a creative agency experience like no other.
SURGE MEDIA’S TIP FOR CREATING VIDEO CONTENT: VIDEO IS LIKE “THE VIRTUAL HANDSHAKE OF THE INTERNET.” IT’S NICE TO E-MEET YOU BUT ONLY IF THE COMPANY’S MESSAGE IS INTERESTING ENOUGH!
Co-founders Aegir Brands and Ben Trowse.
With skillsets ranging from graphic design and web development to video production, motion graphics and animation, the team is helping entrepreneurial ideas and messages reach people locally, interstate and worldwide. When asked what makes the Surge team different to other creative houses, both gents agree that web and video work powerfully in favour of all businesses who execute it correctly. “It’s about listening to the needs of the client,” they say. “You have to use strategic planning,
think outside the box and work with the best in the industry to deliver a favourable outcome for those who engage us. It’s a winning method.”
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Breaking up is never easy, especially when it comes to your clothes.
KNOW WHEN TO LET GO Does your annual wardrobe cull turn into a trip down memory lane? Ashleigh Houlcroft shows you how to master the art of decluttering. WE’VE ALL HAD this problem at some point in our lives. As we regard our over-stuffed wardrobes, a little voice whispers, “Don’t throw that out – you’ll wear it again one day!” And so the item of clothing returns to the wardrobe, never to be worn (or seen) again. When you’re culling your clothes, start with the simple questions. Firstly, does it fit? Not at some point in the distant future, not when you eventually lose that weight – does it fit you right now?
Can you remember the last time you wore it? If so, was it in the last 12 months? And do you own a skirt/shoes/anything at all to wear it with? The next questions are a bit more open-ended. Start by describing your personal style, or the style you aspire to. Then brainstorm how you want to feel when wearing these clothes, and the person you want to be. Revisit your wardrobe with these questions in mind; it’s time for the second culling round. Clothes
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from your old party days or when you first entered the workforce probably don’t reflect the person you are today. It’s time to say goodbye and move on. Breaking up is never easy, but it’s worth it. If your clothes are in good condition, drop them off at your local charity store or donation bin so that someone else can make use of them. Mission accomplished. Now you have finally have enough room to fit all your clothes in your wardrobe! Until your next shopping spree, that is.
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Boutique Australian jewellery house Jan Logan brings exclusive collections to Brisbane. JAN LOGAN LEARNT her trade at the age of 50, studying under a jeweller in North Western New South Wales while raising her three sons. By 1989, the first Jan Logan store opened in Sydney’s Double Bay. Twenty years on, the timeless elegance of Jan’s designs have led to collaborations with some of Australia’s finest designers, including Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa, Leona Edmiston and Queensland’s own Easton Pearson. Celebrities such as Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez and Joan Chen have been spotted wearing bespoke pieces, but it’s Natasha Liu Bordizzo who’s making waves this year as the new face of the brand. The Australian actress, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, saw the launch of the new Matrix collection, comprising 80 new edgy and wearable pieces. 2016 will be a busy and exciting year for Jan Logan, with the opening stylemagazines.com.au
of a Brisbane boutique in the heart of the city. Designed by interior architect George Livissianis, the boutique will be a study in luxurious and refined design. Visit the Jan Logan boutique on Adelaide Street from mid-March to experience unparalleled service and see the stunning jewellery collections for yourself. JAN LOGAN 133 ADELAIDE ST, BRISBANE JANLOGAN.COM
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ABS-OLUTELY KAYLA With an online following of nearly five million, a perfectly-sculpted bikini body and the sweetest smile imaginable, Kayla Itsines tells Leith Wilson she is no different from anyone else.
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ADELAIDE-BORN KAYLA ITSINES, 24, shot to fame after developing the 12 Week Bikini Body Guide (BBG), a program available on the Sweat with Kayla app. The app contains BBG workouts as well as personalised meal plans, fortnightly shopping lists, weekly challenges and more. “I don’t think I have changed as a person,” Kayla says of her worldwide success. “I have always been open and honest. My morals and being true to what I believe in will never change.” Her down-to-earth nature has seen millions of fans join #KaylasArmy, applauding the wellness warrior for her realness and reliability. Kayla confesses that there are times she trades sweats for sweets, her favourite being tiramisu. On her occasional days off, she enjoys a relaxing soak in the tub and spending time with family. “I couldn’t live without my partner, Tobi, and my two dogs, TJ and Ace,” the brunette beauty says. Passionate about transforming people’s health, Kayla embarked on her first World Bootcamp Tour last year, training nearly 20,000 women across five Australian capital cities
and London, Amsterdam and New York City. The gorgeous trainer even wakes up at 5am every morning to see what her BBG girls have been up to overnight, touching base with as many followers as possible on social media. “The BBG community is like my extended family. They motivate and inspire me and everyone around them daily,” Kayla says. Kayla has created more than just a health and fitness outlet for women; she has established an online community where women can empower one another by sharing body transformations, fitness tips and personal struggles. “I honestly feel so blessed to be in a position where I am able to help inspire and motivate so many women around the world,” Kayla says. With a long-term goal to help all kinds of women feel healthier and happier, Kayla adds that she can see herself continuing to be a mentor for a long time to come. INSTAGRAM @KAYLA_ITSINES KAYLAITSINES.COM
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A TASTE OF HISTORY A heritage-listed site in Teneriffe has been given new life to reveal a trendy public house, The Dalgety. House.
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PICTURE THIS: IT’S the year 1920 in Brisbane. Railways have just been developed, and primary industry is set to boom. Over the next few years, wool will make up 50 per cent of Queensland’s total exports. By this time, Dalgety & Co. Ltd. has been in the woolstore precinct for nearly 15 years; it was the first pastoral company to move into Teneriffe and a name that would go down in history. Over the years, the site has seen many changes, transforming itself from Ice Bar to Liquid Bar. Now the site is being taken back to its historic roots as a tribute to those who first lived there. While the micro-brewery feel is popular in the Tenerrife area, The Dalgety Public House is taking things in a different direction, capturing a nonpretentious local gastro-pub vibe.
Co-owner Mic Uebergang says the venue hopes to cater to a vast range of people and is all about an atmosphere of inclusiveness. “It’s all about sharing – there’s huge concrete communal tables where people can get together and share food… there’s even share cocktails,” says Mic. The menu showcases simple, modern Australian pub fare, with grass-fed steak, lamb racks and pork belly among the offerings. The beers on offer are mainstream favourites such as Melbourne Bitter and Fosters. The Dalgety Public House will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, March 1. THE DALGETY PUBLIC HOUSE CNR MACQUARIE AND FLORENCE ST, TENERIFFE DALGETYHOUSE.COM.AU
THE KEY REST WAS CREATED WHEN GEORGINA FOUND HERSELF FRUSTRATED WITH “OUT THE DOOR” ITEMS.
BIG UPS FOR LOCALS Georgina Goddard and Morgwn Wilkie of Work Shop Objects chat to Caitlyn Spanner about their awardwinning homewares business. AFTER A TWO-YEAR professional sabbatical spent sailing around the Whitsundays in their yacht, Georgina Goddard and partner Morgwn Wilkie returned to Brisbane bright-eyed, bushytailed and ready to fill a hole they noticed in the design and manufacturing industry. With backgrounds in architecture, building and woodwork, and a successful design and construction company under their belt, the pair was thrilled to open the doors of Work Shop Objects in Newstead in November of 2013. Since then, the business has thrived, with its Australian-made ethos appealing to a large and supportive audience. stylemagazines.com.au
“We have the backing of the design community – people who appreciate practicality in what we produce and those who want to see industries like ours expand.” Georgina and Morgwn look to source all their materials from Australian makers and collaborate with local interior designers, industrial designers and architects. The Bike Rest is an example of their local creations, with its leather-detailed sling developed with Melbourne-based Made Measure. Everyday consumer needs are a large driver for their products. Another popular piece, the Key Rest, was created when Georgina found herself frustrated with “out the door” items. In addition
to a key rack, the indoor wall-mounted product provides storage for mail and other loose objects. The marriage of practicality, beautiful design and conscious ethos stood out to the judges of the 2015 Optus Small Business Big Up Awards, with Georgina and Morgwn winning $15,000 to boost their business profile and tell their unique story. Georgina says the award will help generate interest in Work Shop Objects in the wider community. It will also allow for continual development and help to extend their new product lines, coming soon! WORK SHOP OBJECTS 16 AUSTIN ST, NEWSTEAD WWW.WORK-SHOP.NET.AU
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MACKLEMORE! CAN WE GO THRIFT SHOPPING? If you told Lou Parker a month ago she’d be getting thrifty, she would’ve told you where to stick it.
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I ALWAYS THOUGHT I was pretty laidback. But I had to draw a line when it came to searching through musty second-hand goods and 80s-throwback frocks. Op shopping was just not for me. Then, when I turned 25, it began to dawn on me that frivolously spending money on clothes and living from payday to payday might not be the most sensible way forward anymore. I needed to find a way to keep my wardrobe current without having to live off tinned baked beans and packet noodles. After all, what’s the point in buying beautiful and expensive clothes if you can’t afford to wear them anywhere? While scrolling through Instagram, I started noticing that various local fashion bloggers had filled their wardrobes with pre-loved clothes. The result was a far cry from the stylemagazines.com.au
drab look I envisioned it to be. I decided to put my preconceived notions aside and see if it was possible to create a killer wardrobe entirely from op shop finds. This was all in the name of journalism, obviously. Not at all because I was worried I’d have to start attending Shopaholics Anonymous meetings. I rounded up some dedicated wing-women from the Style office, enlisted stylist and op shop guru Chermene Castle, and ventured into the world of used goods, slightly excited and slightly terrified about what I might find. We hit six op shops, mainly in the Logan and Paddington areas, learning where to go for everyday grabs and what to look for at higherend stores. My fears were soon forgotten when I started sifting through my spare change, handing over gold
coins for pretty dresses. I’m talking designer brands priced anywhere from $5 a pop! Turns out Macklemore might have been right: “One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come-up.” We all managed to find some big brands and one-off pieces to complement our style and current wardrobe. I ended up buying a top, a dress, two skirts, two pairs of shoes, a cardigan and a genuine leather satchel for only $55!
Brisbane op shops, look out! I’m hooked on this new hobby. Sure, some of my new clothes might look like something your grandma wore, but everything old is new again at some point. When those fleeting fashion trends flit by, I’ll still look fabulous. The only difference is that my appearance won’t be sponsored by tinned foods and packet noodles; if I keep saving this much, I could be back to eating Ritz in no time! 33
20 YEARS OF HARMONIOUS HUMOUR
TRIPOD WILL BE PERFORMING TRIPOD: 101 HITS DURING THE BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FROM MARCH 8 TO 13.
As Tripod returns to the Brisbane Comedy Festival for their 20year anniversary show, Candice Jackson chats to them about the hilarious and chaotic tour to come. MUSICIAN, COMEDIAN AND one leg of Tripod, Scod (Scott Edgar) says Tripod: 101 Hits will be a totally unique show that will randomly mix their hits in a fun night of music and stories. How has your act changed over time? For ages we were this weird harmony cover band. Writing our own stuff came later, and pretty much hard on the heels of that we got tangled up in the comedy scene. If you’d told me that 20 years later we would be playing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or writing songs for Assassin’s Creed, I would have said you were on drugs and “Could I have some, please?”
Would you call yourselves comedians or musicians? I like “cabaret artist” but in the sense of “interesting combinations of music and theatre” not in the sense of “Marina Prior in a sequinned dress”. We tried to coin the phrase “musedian” for a while but people just wanted to punch our smug musedian faces. What’s the humour in Brisbane like? You guys have such a thriving arts scene that you tend
Steven Gates, Scott Edgar and Simon Hall of Tripod
to get a pretty literate, comfortable, up-for-anything crowd. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the city that has the Go-Between Bridge. What can we expect from your 20-year anniversary show? We’re bringing one of those bingo spinner barrel things and we’re going to randomly choose an hour of songs to perform from our new songbook 101 Tripod Hits spanning our 20-year career.
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Saturday 5 - Sunday 6
ON THE GREEN The Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys and Violent Femmes are taking on the green of Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton for the show of the summer. Bring a chair or rug and settle in for a massive day of golden indie-rock, or go all out with one of their ticket package options. GA tickets from $99.90. adayonthegreen.com.au
LOVE YOUR MIND
Friday 11 - Sunday 13
GET STYLING If you’ve ever thought about a career in fashion, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Become a Stylist is an intensive two-day training program designed to give you all the insight and knowledge you need to break into the industry. Presented by Australia’s leading stylist, Lauren Di Bartolo, this could change your life. Register online; tickets from $347. becomeastylist.com.au
BIKES N BREWS
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13
BREAKFAST WITH TURIA The chicks of Brisbane are invited to a Business Chicks breakfast event with national inspiration and superwoman Turia Pitt. Turia’s tale of tragedy and triumph captured hearts all around the world back in 2011. This is your chance to hear her story first-hand and learn about the incredible work she’s doing now. Tickets from $129. businesschicks.com.au
The MindBodySpirit festival is bursting with unique products from 150 pop-up stalls and more than 200 exhibitors There’s something soul-nourishing for everyone at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies show. mbsfestival.com.au
Get ready to dust off your lycra: the highly-anticipated Brewsvegas 2016 Bikes n Brews tour is back! Meet at Fringe Bar in Fortitude Valley before riding out for a free bike tour of the city. When the tour is over, return to Fringe for some well-earned cold beer and lunch in air-conditioned comfort. brisbanetickets.com.au
Thought your slip-and-slide days were long gone? Well, Slide the City is bringing back those childhood memories and taking things to a whole new level with 300 metres of slide! Bring your floaties, water guns and sunscreen for a massive day out reliving the good old days. Pick your slider online; tickets from $45. slidethecity.com.au
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STYLE | ARTS
FIFTY-ONE SHADES OF BRIGHT IT WAS GROWING up in the colourful state of Queensland that inspired artist Vicki Corser’s vibrant, crisp, modern impressionist style. Now the owner of Gallery Fifty One, Vicki uses simple lines, repetitive brush strokes, shapes and texture to form a complexity of layers that stimulates her viewers. This evocative style has resulted in Vicki’s artwork being featured in various Brisbane showings and even a few local London galleries. To commission one of Vicki’s beautiful paintings, contact Gallery Fifty One today. GALLERY FIFTY ONE 200 EDINBURGH CASTLE RD, WAVELL HEIGHTS P 0418 984 220 GALLERYFIFTYONE.COM.AU
DESIGN MEETS SUSTAINABILITY THE CREATIVE MINDS behind Your Daily Bread Company thrive on filling the modern-day home with contemporary and customised wall art. While searching for affordable and striking designs to adorn their own home, the pair found their options severely limited. Recognising the gap in the market, they set about creating artwork that incorporates eco-friendly materials and pops of colour. Accentuating any room with messages, stories or quotes, these sustainable and attractive boards make the perfect gift for a friend, loved one or “just because” gift for your own home. The raw materials are sourced locally and created here in Brisbane for easy delivery. YOURDAILYBREADCO.COM.AU
BIG FAT GREEK SEQUEL It’s been 14 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit theatres; screenwriter and lead actress Nia Vardalos gives Style an insider’s look into the highly-anticipated sequel just in time for its March release. SET A DECADE after the hit 2002 film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 finds Toula still married to Ian (John Corbett) and dealing with the prospect of daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) graduating high school and choosing colleges. Nia Vardalos, who plays Toula, says the original cast immediately signed on for the sequel, and many of her relatives are in the movie again. “We wondered if the cast were getting older until we saw them partying on set and we were not worried!” Nia is often asked why it took so long to write the sequel and she explains she said no to producers for so long because of her desire to write from experience. “I’d written that John Corbett’s character Ian and Toula were parents at the end of the first movie, and it was wishful thinking; I was in a very private struggle to become a mom. “It would have been impossible for me to 38
write the emotions of motherhood not having experienced it. And when I became a mother so suddenly and instantly, I realised what everyone was talking about. And I understood all the panic, all the fear, all the emotions. “On my daughter’s first day of kindergarten, someone mentioned how quickly they’d grow up and go to college and I got the idea for the sequel.” During the writing process for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Nia realized it wasn’t just the motherhood aspect everyone could relate to, it was everything. “I don’t just write about a Greek family anymore. I know that now. I’m not that smart, but I discovered it after the first movie. That suffocating feeling that I have sometimes when my family knows everything about me and I can tell them something and they just nod sagely and say, “I know.” – well, that’s true of every family. There are no secrets,” she says.
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BROOKE WEARS: The Deep End dress $550, Globetrotter belt $390, Sass & Bide (RIGHT) BROOKE WEARS: Zissou sunglasses $169, Gorman; Signature tile print shirt multi $179.99, Sportscraft; Monochromatic Antipodes jacket $799, Crepe cigarillo cuff pant $439, Carla Zampatti; Faces clutch $59.95, Winslit lace-up $139.95, Nine West; The Go To ring $49.95, Mimco All fashion available at QueensPlaza.
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DRIFT INTO STYLE Cool and flowing bohemian fabrics epitomise Adrift’s unique character. WHEN REBECCA PULLAR noticed a gap in the market for cool, chic clothing for a middle-aged audience, the idea of Adrift was born. This “non-judgemental” label began in Rebecca’s garage, where she spent her time packing and posting orders. She has since transformed Adrift from a mini project to a beloved label for women of all shapes and sizes. When her Chelmer shop opened in 2012, word of mouth saw Rebecca’s collection sell out in the first week. This success led her to open two more locations around Brisbane. Rebecca says the idea behind Adrift is to foster kindness to people and clothes. “We are not trying to be cutting-edge fashion ambassadors. We’re trying to be kind, ethical manufacturers that allow women to be themselves, feel beautiful and join the Adrift community together.” Rebecca is now focusing on the digital aspect 42
of the brand; customers can expect to see a new live chat room and a customer responsive tab added to the website this year. “Over the years what I have worked on is building an online store that provides the customer with an experience that they can have walking into a shop with friendly staff,” Rebecca said. Rebecca hopes that the Adrift website will soon become every customer’s one-stop shop, especially with the inclusion of the new Mahlii label – a young, fresh, laidback range inspired by Rebecca’s daughters.
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STYLE | FASHION
Make Autumn/Winter trends your own by investing in key pieces with versatility. This is everything you will be seeing, wearing and shopping for this season.
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THE KEY ITEM:
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT DFO BRISBANE The Go To double neck $49, Mimco; Mia hanky hem cami $24.95, Cotton On; Linen pocket pant $19.95, Country Road; Deborah buckle wedge $49.95, Seed Heritage
Slouch wrap cardigan $39.95, Country Road
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT DFO BRISBANE Catalyst XL wallet $99, Mimco; Evie lace bralet $34.98, Bardot; Fisherman pant $39.95, Seed Heritage; Chico Black Jetta heel $120, Tony Bianco
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This year, Autumn/Winter is all about statements. With the latest trends from around the world, Wintergarden has your season translated into style.
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LASER CUT LACE is all you need for those special occasions. Veronika Maine has you sorted with a stunning collection of classic cuts in dramatic fabrics. VERONIKA MAINE P 3210 0990
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PUT YOUR BEST foot forward with Aquila’s latest range of luxury shoes.
STEP UP YOUR accessories game with a structured sidekick. With a range of elegant colours and shapes, Coach’s classic styles will last a lifetime.
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dashing gent YOU CAN’T GO past old-school charm. Suit up with premium tailored garments from Peter Jackson. PETER JACKSON P 3236 2334
too chic CHANNEL YOUR INNER fashionista with a sexy yet sophisticated look that is sure to turn some heads. Don’t forget a pop of colour! SHEIKE P 3007 7230
WINTER IS COMING
DAPPER DAYS IT’S NEVER BEEN more hip to rock a sophisticated look. Get in touch with your inner James Dean this season. MJ BALE P 3210 2929
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sartorial essentials FROM CLASSIC POLOS to well-tailored suits, Ben Sherman is crucial for any man’s wardrobe. BEN SHERMAN P 3012 7527
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Whether you’re a tech-spert or a gadget novice, Sarah McAlpine shows you what’s to come in wearables. WE ARE LIVING in a digital world, but I’m still a material girl. And while we may not have (real) hoverboards just yet, society is steadily moving towards a futuristic fashion fusion of tech and textiles. Designers and developers are working together to create wearable technology, with the industry set to grow 64 per cent within the next three years. Slowly but surely, the fashion world is catching on, with collaborations between big brands like Huawei and Swarovski, and Fitbit and Tory Burch coming out of the works. Huawei (China’s biggest smartphone manufacturer) presented their Huawei Watch for Lady at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, unveiling a luxe yet traditional design coupled with a seemingly impossible number of features. Synced to your Android mobile phone, the device displays call and message notifications, acts as a fitness tracker and contains a number of customised screens so you can adjust your watch face to suit your ensemble. Last year, Tory Burch designed a custom range of bracelets to cover the wristbands of the Fitbit Flex,
allowing consumers to camouflage the basic design with fashionable wristwear. Household name Kate Spade also teamed up with start-up Everpurse to create a line of clutches and handbags that charge your phone. The accessories are virtually indistinguishable from those without the feature, blending fashion and function seamlessly. The wearable we most want to get our hands on? The Leaf by Bellabeat is a pendant available in silver and rose gold that measures sleep, tracks activity, monitors reproductive health and contains built-in breathing exercises to help reduce stress. There’s even a smart alarm feature to remind users to take their pill on time or change their tampons. When it comes to gadgetinspired trends, we love that the products are technically (pun intended) two in one, giving you twice the reason to invest.
Synced to your Android mobile phone, the device displays call and message notifications, acts as a fitness tracker and contains a number of customised screens so you can adjust your watch face to suit your ensemble.
LAST YEAR, TORY BURCH DESIGNED A CUSTOM RANGE OF BRACELETS TO COVER THE WRISTBANDS OF THE FITBIT FLEX, ALLOWING CONSUMERS TO CAMOUFLAGE THE BASIC DESIGN WITH FASHIONABLE WRISTWEAR.
DOWN TO EARTH Ochre, rust, moss green, ivory; Caitlyn Spanner looks at how this eclectic colour palette brings the best of the natural world into your wardrobe.
TO PULL OFF THIS TREND: • Look for rustic tones in luxurious fabrics, such as silk and linen. • Pare back earthy colours with KEEPSAKE THE LABEL simple black and white. • Go monochrome! Create multiple outfits using similar colours in different shades. This colour palette will remain strong throughout Autumn/Winter 2016 with the introduction of statement coats and monochrome styling.
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While Paddington is emerging as one of Brisbane’s most dazzling and exciting suburbs, Urban Property Agents is emerging as one of the area’s leading independent agencies. Opened in 2012, Urban Property Agents is staffed by a team of young and enthusiastic agents who embody the Urban Property values of integrity,
service and great results. Urban Property was awarded the 2015 REIQ Small Residential Agency of the Year, and the team achieved two-thirds of the $2 million plus sales in Paddington last year. URBAN PROPERTY AGENTS 3/237 GIVEN TCE, PADDINGTON P 3854 1881 URBANPROPERTY.COM.AU
BRUSHES AND BOTTLES Whether you’re a budding artist or closer to a scribbling toddler, you’re bound to have a fantastic night at Brush & Barrel. Grab your favourite wine and some funloving mates and let the instructor guide you through painting the night’s featured picture. Book your spot now for a great night with a creative twist! BRUSH & BARREL 37 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON BRUSHANDBARREL.COM.AU
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Bambi and Bear is an alternative boutique hair salon specialising in colour. The newly-renovated studio has become an oasis, with a devoted team on hand to give you the feeling only an amazing haircut can provide. There’s also a hidden barber den for any gents after a fresh look. While the salon website is under construction, you can connect on Facebook and Instagram @BambiandBear to see why customers are falling in love with this Paddington salon. BAMBI AND BEAR 33 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON P 0415 656 191 FACEBOOK.COM/BAMBIANDBEAR
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Butterworth & Co welcomes the newest addition to the team. FROM A YOUNG age, Rebecca Yabsley dreamed of working in the hair industry. Now that dream is a reality; with 13 years of experience under her belt, Rebecca is using her skill and love for hair to create fashion-forward looks for her clients. Originally from Sydney, Rebecca has found her new home as Senior Stylist at Butterworth & Co, a high-end salon in the heart of Paddington. Butterworth & Co prides itself on specialised cuts and colours that work with each client’s individual style and maintain optimum hair health, essential for living in Queensland. In her short time at Butterworth & Co, Rebecca has seen an opportunity to fill a gap in the market by adding new artistic ability to each cut and
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colour, using trends that interstate hair stylists are already embracing. “Dip dye is the new craze!” says Rebecca. “It mixes the best of balayage and ombre together to create a ‘stop and start’ colouring technique worn by celebrities such as, Jessica Alba and (my alltime favourite) Gwen Stefani.” Rebecca says that under-layering will remain popular in 2016 due to the style’s versatility and
ability to add dimension to one’s face shape. When asked what she loves about Queensland, Rebecca says, “The heat! I’m not one for the cold! Work-wise, I just love how the people of Brisbane embrace their age in fashion and hair. It really reminds me that age is just a number.” BUTTERWORTH & CO SHOP 4/267 GIVEN TCE, PADDINGTON P 3367 2262 BUTTERWORTHANDCO.COM.AU
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INTRINSIC VS EXTRINSIC AGING
START YOUR JOURNEY AT HOME
THE EASTER LONG weekend makes the most of everything Brisbane has to offer with gorgeous weather, the beautiful outdoors and, of course, plenty of time to come together with family. This time of year calls for statement alfresco furniture pieces, bold prints and all things “garden party chic”. Add a little summertime colour for good measure and you’re all set. Our Chippendale furniture range is the perfect option for outdoor entertaining with multiple configurations for any event space. Throw cushions, bowls of magnificent blooms, festoon lighting and hanging lanterns also fit the brief. Whatever the location, be sure to work with your chosen space and complement existing features. The crook of a tree, an outdoor arbour and poolside settings all provide strong foundations for fabulous theming concepts. When presenting food and drinks, think about varying the heights of dishes to give a fuller feasting look. Oversized timber boards laden with fresh ingredients, platters atop riser boxes and punch bowls all deliver bountiful beauty.
THE AGING PROCESS takes place in two ways. Intrinsic aging is the “good” type of aging that we really can’t do anything about. It happens slowly and is often referred to as chronological aging. Intrinsic aging accounts for roughly only 10 per cent of the whole aging process in our skin and the signs begin to appear more prominently at around the age of 60. Extrinsic aging is caused by the environment and our lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking too much, spending too much time in the sun without proper sunscreen and not taking care of our skin. These extrinsic aging factors account for roughly 90 per cent of the entire aging process. The good news is that we can control extrinsic aging by taking better care of our bodies. Apply sunscreen when faced with UV rays, take up a healthier diet and quit drinking and smoking. While you are making these positive changes, it is a good idea to get yourself checked by a skin practitioner to alleviate any concerns.
IMAGINE THIS: A private chauffeur is waiting to transport you to the airport. Upon arrival, you pass time waiting for your flight in the comfort of the business class lounge. Fancy a glass of champagne? Or perhaps a tasting of the latest Neil Perry menu? Take to the skies in your luxury lie-flat bed; where your peaceful oasis awaits the moment you step on board. Arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! Global Jetsetting can make this dream a reality with their business class airfares at premium economy prices. Don’t forget you can fly from Brisbane with Emirates on the Airbus A380, with Etihad and Air Canada on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and with Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines on the Airbus A330. Before you head off on your next holiday or business trip, pay a visit to Global Jetsetting. Our friendly team of luxury travel experts is ready to make your travel dreams come true.
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with Brook Monahan
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WORKING OUT WARRANTIES
BIGGER AND BETTER
LEADERSHIP AND LOVE
A COMMON MISCONCEPTION among trade services – especially painters – is that all warranty types are the same. The paint manufacturer, such as Dulux or Resene, issues a product warranty which guarantees that the paint will not fail due to manufacturer error. Some clients assume that this warranty period covers their property against all issues. In actual fact, it only covers the paint products applied. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission legislation requires a minimum 12-month warranty on painting projects, which is often drastically below the product warranty. Without an explicitly-stated workmanship warranty by the contractor, all work is deemed satisfactory at the end of the 12-month period, and liability of any required rectification works falls back to the client. When you start gathering quotes and discussing projects with contractors, make sure you have an open discussion about warranty to avoid running into problems later on.
APARTMENTS IN CAPITAL cities are traditionally located in the CBD or within a two-kilometre ring. JLL noted that, in Brisbane, 19,800 potential apartments are being constructed and marketed over the 2015-2018 period, with 71 per cent of these being located in the inner-city ring (West End, Newstead and Hamilton). Many of these are classed as investment grade stock; smaller, lower-quality fixtures and finishes, minimal natural light and tiny balconies. Due to this, purchasers are now in a position to demand higher quality, larger apartments in boutique developments in areas with predominantly detached housing. BIS Shrapnel and NAB Economics teams forecasted that Brisbane is set to outperform the nation’s residential detached housing market. Given these forecasts, consider focusing on areas located within a two- to 10-kilometre radius of the CBD, where detached housing is the predominant urban form and tougher planning regulations restrict the future supply levels of investment grade developments.
RICK WARREN ONCE said, “Great leaders genuinely care for and love the people they lead more than they love leading itself. Leadership without love degenerates into selfserving manipulation.” The leaders who bring out the best in people are those who care about each team member’s personal wellbeing; they know that relationships really matter. When you are a leader, you should nurture the relationships with your team as much as you would with your family. This isn’t about all that mushy stuff; this is about respect and concern. Love inspires loyalty and commitment. Love binds. Love can turn even the most dysfunctional individuals into a high-performance super-team. Most importantly, when you love your people, they’ll love working with you. When a team knows that they are just as important as the work (if not more), they will be motivated to do an exceptional job. So remember to listen, talk, and give your time generously. Lead with love.
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STYLE | EXPERTS
DIAMONDS & ENGAGEMENT
EVENTS & MARKETING
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HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS
THE PERFECT PROPOSAL
AN EVENT TO REMEMBER
THIS ISN’T A trick or a gimmick. Saving money is as simple as comparing services. If there is competition in the market, there’s a chance your current provider can offer a better deal. Give other providers a call and ask what deals they can offer. Take these deals back to your current provider and see if they can match the offer. If they can’t match it, switch providers. Remember, the new provider may not allow you to switch if you have a previous debt. Tips when comparing services: • Using the same phone/internet provider for all family members can save money and can give access to each other’s data allowance. • Ensure you are getting like-for-like services. • Packaging your home, contents, vehicle and pet insurance with one provider can give you significant savings. • Some providers (e.g. utilities) offer discounts for direct debit and long-term contracts. • To save yourself time, there are a number of comparison sites that do all the hard work for you.
PROPOSING CAN BE a daunting experience: you want to make sure everything’s perfect leading up to that heart-stopping moment when you present her with a diamond ring. When it comes to sweeping your partner off her feet, the best and most memorable proposal will come when she’s least expecting it. Amazing proposals don’t just happen; you have to do some ground work, do a bit of planning and use your imagination. In the end, it boils down to these four steps: 1. Research how she would like to be proposed to. (Remember to be subtle so you don’t spoil the surprise!) 2. Plan the proposal. 3. Rehearse what you are going to say. 4. Choose the ring! Looking for more inspiration? For the definitive guide on creating the perfect proposal, pick up a copy of my book, Rock Her World. The handy tips and tricks inside will set you on the path to a happy ending and make you look like a hero in your partner’s eyes.
AT PDPR, WE specialise in creating unique, memorable events with serious “wow” factor. With these fundamentals and your budget, our experienced team creates an event like no other: A unique theme. We look to the world around us to create a concept that is on-trend. A specific colour palette is an economical option. An impressive media wall. This is a great way for your guests to take photos with your brand on show. Think outside the box and make it fun with lights and greenery. A fabulous centrepiece. Bring your theme together with one standout installation. A dynamic guest list. Whether it’s guests, VIPs or the media, don’t forget anyone! Food and beverages. It doesn’t have to cost the earth; a self-serve antipasti buffet can still look amazing as long as it fits your theme. Entertainment and gift bags. Options such as live music, travelling palm readers and fireworks add an element of the unexpected. A surprising brand activation will bring your event to life and keep everyone talking.
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UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
with Kelly Maniatis
with Mark Ferguson
with Cynthia Morton
ANSWER YOUR ANGER
HOW VULNERABLE ARE you to the fastmoving world of work? Do you see opportunities ahead of the pack, adjust your thinking accordingly and make your own destiny? Do you see the signs and still have no idea how to navigate your changing course? Or do you completely miss the cue that change is brewing? Common issues: • You haven’t taken a hard look at how you do your work. There are still inefficiencies in your system and you need to nut out how to do your job in a seamless manner. • You’ve become complacent and forgotten that others are always looking to climb the ladder. How to avoid these issues: • Be vigilant: stay aware and understand market trends and how you can implement them to your advantage. • Understand your value and remember to brand yourself accordingly. • Don’t just wait around for winds of change; look for opportunities to learn and grow.
THESE DAYS, TECHNOLOGY allows us to access and understand trends from all over the world and bring them to Australia earlier than traditionally possible. In the past month, we’ve seen New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks displaying the upcoming Autumn/Winter trends. Some labels, including Burberry and Michael Kors, are already starting to make select pieces available online, selling them direct from their websites. With Brisbane’s warmer climate, we tend to delay thinking about A/W until June, when the cold finally hits. Autumn actually starts in March, giving you plenty of time to be ahead of the traditional fashion curve. If you can’t find a label that suits your personal style, try talking to a dressmaker or tailor about unique pieces that fit with the colour trends. I am looking forward to seeing varying degrees of olive and warmer tones of grey this year. A popular upcoming colour trend for men is blue suits with purple hues. So don’t wait until 2017 to wear these looks; start now!
WHAT HAVE YOU lost in your life that you’re still angry about? Perhaps it’s the loss of respect, quality time, health, trust, physical, financial or emotional security or intimacy in a relationship. Acknowledging the loss of something we valued is the first step to healing our grief and strengthening self-respect. Anger is a reminder that we need to heal our heart’s pain. Ignoring the questions anger asks of us compromises our emotional fitness and restricts our ability to feel emotional security in any relationship. I use a simple acronym to help process anger in a healthy and constructive way: Answer Neglected Grief Eating Respect Remember, don’t neglect anger and risk compromising respect: addressing anger is part of every healthy, honest relationship that we have, including the one we have with ourselves.
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I DO, I DO, I DO. WEDDINGS TO TREASURE The heart of Brisbane City is home to the enchanting Treasury Heritage Hotel; Brisbane’s grandest and most majestic wedding venue. WITH MAGNIFICENT TOWERING ceilings, original heritage fixtures and charming modern décor, the Treasury Heritage Hotel is a picture-perfect mix of everything old and new. This April, Treasury warmly invites brides-tobe and their grooms to an exclusive wedding showcase, opening the doors on a range of award-winning restaurants and bars, lavish function spaces and premium suites. Walk through rarely-seen spaces such as the European open-air courtyard, Queensland’s original Map Room and five-star hotel suites that have captured the hearts of countless celebrity guests over the years including Sir Richard Branson, Geoffrey Rush and even the queen herself (we mean Beyoncé, of course!). At the showcase, you’ll be treated to venue tours, ceremony and reception styling displays, supplier showcases, refreshing food and beverage menu tastings and even the chance to share your wildest wedding dreams with Treasury’s renowned world-class team of event specialists.
TREASURY WEDDING SHOWCASE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 2016 5PM-7PM
Brimming with history and embodying the glamorous Edwardian Baroque stylings of a bygone era, Treasury Heritage Hotel is a wedding venue with genuine charm and the perfect way to begin your happily ever after. To book a personalised tour of the venue on Wednesday, April 20, just say “I do” to the Treasury events team on 3306 8852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TREASURYBRISBANE.COM.AU/WEDDING-SHOWCASE
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ON THE CARDS Pepe’s Paperie are now stocking the cutest wedding cards for same-sex couples, because #lovewins. MARRIAGE EQUALITY CONTINUES to be a hot topic in 2016, and luxury stationery supplier Pepe’s Paperie is now proudly stocking a range of beautifully-crafted wedding cards aimed exclusively at same-sex unions. With sophisticated fonts, sweet iconography and simple colour schemes, the stunning letterpress-style cards offer a variety of looks and styles to suit any event. From moustaches and top hats to silhouettes and tattoos, each card makes a memorable statement perfect for weddings, engagements, civil ceremonies and parties. The cards are available on the Pepe’s Paperie website and can also be purchased through a range of newsagents and stationery supplier outlets throughout Australia. PEPE’S PAPERIE P 02 6162 4448 PEPESPAPERIE.COM.AU
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URBAN OCCASIONS Tying the knot? Leave the rest in the capable hands of Hotel Urban. YOU NEED A wedding venue that will match the elegance and sophistication of your special day. In a unique venue with stunning views of Brisbane’s iconic skylines and wedding staff with a difference, you can be assured that your special day will be one to be remembered. Celebrate your engagement with your loved ones in Urban’s contemporary penthouse space, The Loft. Located on a private level, The Loft delivers exceptional views and an intimate atmosphere that makes an ideal backdrop for every celebration. Having a buck’s or hen’s night? Urban’s varied packages will account for everyone’s needs. Your engagement party is covered with the Cocktails and Dreams package - dance the night away while enjoying cocktails, canapés and sparkling wine. Take in stunning views from The Panorama Room with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, situated on the 10th floor. The Parkland Room is a versatile space that can be transformed to suit your
The Panorama Room taste to make your day (or night) memorable. Urban knows that everyone’s special day is unique; each wedding package includes a night’s accommodation for the couple, and different dining options from canapés to a three course menu. Guests can stay the night in one of Urban’s 179 sumptuous hotel rooms and spend some time relaxing before (or after) the big day to ensure
that your event is utterly seamless. For a unique and special experience, from the engagement through to the wedding reception, call Bianca on 07 3230 7880. HOTEL URBAN 345 WICKHAM TCE, SPRING HILL WEDDINGS@HOTELURBANBRISBANE.COM.AU P 1800 777 789 HOTELURBAN.COM.AU
IN THE DETAIL After 14 years as an industry leader and trendsetter, The Styled Group’s Brendan Cummings knows how to add the “wow” factor to Brisbane events. ADDING TO HIS already busy 2016, Brendan Cummings has recently opened The Styled Group’s new warehouse and meeting facility in Fairfield. The warehouse will give corporate clients the opportunity to see, touch and experience their styling range first-hand. Adjacent to the warehouse, a new studio space has also been created with styled tables, lounge settings, arbours and staging to give visitors a fullscale appreciation of the installations available. “The new warehouse space gives us immense scope to offer even more to our customers and corporate clients,” says Brendan. “With a complete studio space, meeting facilities and our entire inventory on display, the process of coordinating styling for any event or visual installation is efficient and stress-free.” 56
Shelves packed with a multitude of props, chairs, tables lighting, and linen en masse, the warehouse and studio space provides an unprecedented experience for wedding planners, conference organisers and event coordinators. General manager Darren Besgrove is also keen to emphasise the importance of giving clients the opportunity to see for themselves the high quality and unique selection of pieces on offer. “We are currently organising venue tours to showcase our new facilities and offer an interactive and very real experience for our customers.” With meeting spaces and a boardroom onsite, The Styled Group team is perfectly positioned to host work groups as well as one-on-one consultations at the warehouse. This new structure
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will allow them to draw inspiration from their 10,000-strong selection of styling pieces. For more information and appointment bookings with The Styled Group, please contact the office. THE STYLED GROUP P 3852 3339 THESTYLEDGROUP.COM
I DO, I DO, I DO.
WILL YOU… When you’ve found the one, writes Lou Parker, there’s a service to help you put a ring on it. BEFORE YOU CAN even think about planning your wedding or saying “I do”, there’s one little thing you need to do: propose. Or accept the proposal – but we’ll leave that finer detail up to you. There’s a certain cloud of ambiguity surrounding proposals; someone gets down on one knee, there’s usually a ring and maybe some crying. (In a good way!) Everything else is a bit of a mystery; there’s no set formula as there is for a wedding. And if you want the proposal to be just as memorable as the wedding day, you might need to enlist help to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. In response to this growing need, proposal planners are surfacing across the country in droves to help people tackle the latest trend in the wedding world. Lavish surprise getaways, intimate
picnics with wine and cheese, hot air balloons, helicopters, cruises, enchanted forests, professional photographers, white doves and live entertainment – proposal planners have everything you need (and more!) for this unforgettable moment. However, these caring fairygodmother-like gurus are not hired because their client lacks imagination or romance. Claire Whelpton, owner of proposal company Buy The Cow, says it’s a misconception that men are lazy. “These are extremely romantic guys,” she says. Big or small, the most important part of any proposal is conveying how much you love your partner. The tricky part isn’t knowing how you feel about someone; it’s being able to distil all those emotions into a few words or actions. In Claire’s experience, clients look to proposal planners for help honing
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their ideas. “Often clients have great ideas but the logistics of bringing it all together is tricky,” Claire says. But all the time spent planning and stressing is worth it when the big moment arrives and they finally see their darling’s face light up at the grand gesture. “The ladies often cry when they see how much effort has been put in,” Claire gushes.
Claire says there are a few rules that nervous bachelors should keep in mind before asking for their love’s hand in marriage. “No selfies; get a professional to capture the moment. Make sure the proposal reflects the relationship. Keep it on the low – the surprise factor is important.” “And remember to wear deodorant on the day,” she laughs.
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NEW NUPTIALS If traditional isn’t your style, Ashleigh Houlcroft knows just what you need to bring your wedding ceremony into the 21st Century. THE THEME It’s not just about picking a wedding location; these days, couples are going one step further to prioritise décor. Some couples opt to match the décor with everything from the food to the gown, while others prefer a more stripped-back, minimal look. Every element should be a reflection of the couple’s personal style. Let your life be the guide; from laidback festival vibes to that glam-luxe feel, there is endless inspiration on offer. THE TECH While some couples are opting for phone-free wedding, others are heading in the opposite direction. A special Instagram hashtag will gather your guests’ photos in one easy-to-find place. Drones are increasing in popularity, providing a way to catch your special day on film from a bird’s eye view, and a whole lot of other angles as well. Don’t be surprised if you find one buzzing above your head at the next ceremony. You could also consider using a GoPro: tack it onto the end of that selfie stick you hardly ever use and let it float around the dance floor to catch all your guests enjoying themselves on camera.
THE GROOM Trendy tuxes are evolving, giving the groom and his party an opportunity to be more colourful and daring with a personal touch. Think a pop of colour in the form of a pocket square, some kooky socks, bright cufflinks or a unique tie. With less focus on a perfect match and more on effortless coordination, men can have fashionable fun on the big day too.
THE TASTE These days, couples are ditching a formal dinner in favour of a more relaxed vibe. If you’re struggling to work around dietary requirements, there’s a solution! It’s becoming increasingly common to incorporate modern ideas such as food trucks or laidback buffet-style feasts to allow guests to make their own choices.
THE BRIDE You can’t beat the swoon-worthy traditional white gown. Or can you? These days, brides are trying jumpsuits, stylish separates and several outfit changes on their big day. Another shopping trip? Yes, please! Brides are also deviating away from the traditional wedding white, with bone, beige, cream and even gold catching on.
THE SEATING Instead of positioning the bridal table at the end of the hall, place a (circular) table in the middle and surround yourself with family and friends. Let people sit where they please – no more stressful seating charts! With new wedding trends popping up every day, all you have to do now is stick to the budget!
SANDGATE, SHORNCLIFFE + BRIGHTON FACEBOOK.COM/SHOPSANDGATE THE BEAUTIFUL BAYSIDE suburb of Sandgate has been a beloved Brisbane location since 1853, establishing itself as a cultural epicentre. Stroll down the beautiful beachy promenade and Sandgate’s unique historical trail, and stop in at some of the many coffee shops, restaurants or
hotels. This year is a special one for Sandgate – the famous Shorncliffe pier has undergone a $20 million renovation. The pier will be officially opened at the annual Bluewater Festival, which takes place from March 24-26 this year.
Start your Easter break with Bayfire Night on Thursday, March 24: enjoy a stunning fireworks display over the pier, as well as live entertainment, market stalls, gourmet food and an enchanting lantern parade.
IT’S VINTAGE, DARLING! A DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SPACE FULL OF BESPOKE TREATS FOR THE ADORABLE HOME, HELLO DUCKIE IS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL PIECES AND QUIRKY KNICK-KNACKS. COME IN AND EXPLORE THE CONTENTS OF THIS TREASURE TROVE, FROM PRE-LOVED HOMEWARES TO STUNNING VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES. PICK UP A GIFT FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE OR A WELLDESERVED TREAT FOR YOURSELF. HELLO DUCKIE SHOP 2/6 KNOX ST, SANDGATE
BREKKY IN BRIGHTON Wesley created a Brighton breakfast institution with the opening of Wes’ Café two years ago. This European-style breakfast bar dishes up your favourite meals all day long, from simple bacon and eggs through to the ever-popular smashed avocado on toast. For the sweet tooths out there, the homemade banana bread and cakes are to die for. Renowned for their high-quality coffee, Wes’ boasts single origin Belaroma Coffee beans and state-of-the-art equipment. Open seven days a week until 2pm, bring the family or relax by yourself and soak up the atmosphere at Wes’ Café. WES’ CAFÉ CNR WARD ST & BRIGHTON TCE, BRIGHTON P 0498 852 080 FACEBOOK.COM/WESATBRIGHTON
FEELS LIKE HOME After living and working in the Sandgate area for over 10 years, the team at 4017 Real Estate turned dreams into reality when they opened their own independent agency. With a fresh approach to real estate, this full-service agency is driven by the Sandgate lifestyle. Step inside the fresh, minimal and beach-inspired office and you’ll feel right at home. 4017 REAL ESTATE SHOP 1/6 KNOX ST, SANDGATE P 3869 1118 FACEBOOK.COM/4017REALESTATE
FROM EUROPE, WITH LOVE Sweet Georgia welcomes brand-new international labels to their boutique.
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WITH ONE OF the widest ranges of unique, quality fashion on the north side of Brisbane, Sweet Georgia Boutique is a treasure trove of labels and designers from around the globe. Owner Annalisse conducts a careful search each season to select the most beautiful pieces the world has to offer. The most recent additions to the collection are international labels Bleu Blanc Rouge, Banana Blue, Morrison, Adventures des Toiles, Tara Vao, Sandwich and FDJ. Their own in-house label, Annalisse Designs, sees an exciting collaboration for the Autumn/Winter collection, featuring fabrics based on the original Ruby Purple artwork. Their in-house jewellery label, By the C, features classic and elegant handmade designs. SWEET GEORGIA BOUTIQUE 7 BRIGHTON RD, SANDGATE P 3869 0833 SWEETGEORGIABOUTIQUE.COM.AU Banana Blue AW16
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MASTER OF HER CRAFT 26-year-old Renee Cogill is creating a fresh new approach to manufacturing with her business, Thimble and Co. OVER A DECADE ago, Renee Cogill undertook an apprenticeship at a commercial manufacturing company only to discover that it all came naturally to her. Completing a four-year apprenticeship in just 18 months, Renee had the opportunity to work alongside some of Brisbane’s (and the world’s) leading designers, architects and builders. Three years ago, Renee opened her own window and soft furnishing business, Thimble and Co. Her aim was to provide a fresh new approach to manufacturing high-end quality products. Renee says this quality is the driving force behind her business, and it is easy to achieve when she loves every aspect of her work. “I love playing with beautiful fabrics, the feeling of walking away from a happy client, and I find the manufacturing side of things really therapeutic,” says Renee. 60
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SHUTTERS: Stylish and practical, shutters are going to be huge this year
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When asked what advice she would give to someone looking to furnish their home, Renee says that, while many people opt for the quickest and easiest solution, it’s not always the best option. “For not much more, you can get a custommade product that is tailored to your exact needs,” says Renee. “It will be a better product and
GLAMPTONS: We’re going to see Hamptons style continuing in 2016, but with more of a glamorous edge – think metallic textiles in soft patterns and stripes. something that you are proud to display in your home.” Call now for a personal consult to help bring the latest interior trends into your home. THIMBLE AND CO SHOP 4D, 4TH AVE, SANDGATE P 3869 4349 THIMBLEANDCO.COM.AU
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70 YEARS YOUNG The team at Jim McKeering Real Estate chats to Style about reaching a milestone in the industry. So your company is turning 70 this year? We like to describe the business in real estate terms: a solid post-war structure with great bones, charm and character that will see it stand the test of time. What do you think sets your business apart? The difference is the sum of our parts. John McKeering is the master builder; our special weapon. There’s nothing more valuable in real estate than having a builder on staff. Though reluctant to be caught on camera, he instils confidence in all – buyer, seller and landlord. Then there’s Siobhan Cowell, the connector. Her innate ability to listen and understand people’s needs helps Siobhan think outside the box and solve any problem that may arise. Her nursing background and consulting business have given her the perfect skills to make order from chaos. Jacqui McKeering
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is the game-changer. A pro at combining the agency’s core values with her marketing and photography background, she is the force bringing the agency into a new phase of real estate.Annette Clark is the glue. You’ll rarely see her away from her office desk, but with 25 years’ experience at the agency, she is truly the backbone of the business. Annette is also the only person to have worked with all three generations of McKeerings.
What’s in store for Jim McKeering Real Estate? We’re kicking serious goals and taking on new challenges in 2016. Our continued success is all thanks to the team instilling the values and integrity that Jim McKeering began all those years ago. JIM MCKEERING REAL ESTATE 200 SEYMOUR ST, SANDGATE P 0423 231 877 JIMMCKEERING.COM.AU
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Nestled among the revamped 1950s shops in Sandgate, Farmor’s Crepes is a funky hole-in-the-wall eatery. Pop in and try their delicious, brand new brunch menu, featuring all your favourite dishes. Sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee as you indulge in a range of freshly baked daily cakes and treats. Manager Alyssa prides herself on being a welcoming host, and is excited to be working alongside a local chef to dish up delicious offerings and create one of Sandgate’s must-try cafés. FARMOR’S CREPES SHOP 4/198 SEYMOUR ST, SANDGATE FACEBOOK.COM/FARMORSCREPES
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HOW TO DITCH THE DVT
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EMBARRASSING BODY ISSUES
THROMBOSIS OR BLOOD clotting can lead to serious complications such as heart attacks, strokes, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or (the most serious) a Pulmonary Embolism (PE). So what is a blood clot? It’s a mass formed by platelets, which are held together by fibrin, a protein which acts like glue. 50 per cent of blood clots in deep veins go unnoticed until they cause complications. Diagnosis is determined by a Duplex Ultrasound Scan, and treatment requires anti-coagulation drugs, compression and mobilisation. How to reduce your risk of a blood clot: Travel. Avoid sitting for long periods without walking periodically. Surgery. Discuss the risks of DVT with your doctor and whether anticoagulant medication is appropriate to reduce the risk. Lifestyle. Stop smoking, lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research. Know your family history and talk to your GP if you think you may be at risk.
YOUR FACE CAN reveal a lot about your personal wellbeing and the direction of energy. Each facial feature is connected to a specific body part, with the eyebrows being the representation of arms. Your brows can say a lot about manipulating energy and impacting lifestyles positively. The quality of your brow hair is an indicator of how much energy exists and where the energy is focused. On the other hand, the direction in which the hair grows can reveal how the energy works. For a calm and balanced energy flow, the eyebrows need to have a strong shape with a small curve. When the end of the brow is nice and even, and finishes after the curve of your brow, there’s a healthy flow of energy to your heart. The brow must also sit just above the brow bone; otherwise the energy cannot flow. What do your brows look like? Book a consultation with one of our Arch Angels today to find out how you can benefit from healthier brows!
ANAL OR RECTAL skin tags are (usually) harmless growths that appear around the anus. Sometimes mistaken for warts or piles (haemorrhoids), these growths can be embarrassing and annoying. With one in two Australians suffering from haemorrhoids, this is a common but rarely-talked-about problem. The issue may arise due to a lesion, anal injury or the skin left behind after haemorrhoid treatment. Although not a health risk, anal skin tags can make it difficult to maintain cleanliness after using the toilet. They may also become irritated through rubbing of clothing or movement during exercise. Anal skin tags can be removed with a radiofrequency diathermy machine. This is a simple local anaesthetic procedure which takes approximately half an hour. Please note this is not a treatment for haemorrhoids and if rectal bleeding has occurred, a clinical assessment by a general practitioner is necessary to exclude a potentially more serious underlying condition.
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WHY DO YOU TRAVEL?
LEARNING THE A TO Z OF PCOS
RELATIONSHIPS ARE TOUGH; they require give and take, as well as an investment of energy, and motivation to ensure fun, meaningful times. Seldom is a relationship equal in every way, but if one person finds themselves making the majority of the sacrifices then they can begin to wonder if the relationship is really worth it. You may have heard the term “enabling” used in relation to addiction, but it can refer to any unproductive behaviours that a person engages in that can increase the relationship inequality. Accommodating a friend’s harmful or disrespectful behaviour can result in that friend being shielded from logical consequences that normally result from self-serving behaviours. It’s not easy to put a stop to this cycle, but it is possible to put boundaries in place. When you’ve exhausted ideas or energy, or been hurt too much, you can withdraw support from someone’s poor relationship conduct until they choose more appropriate behaviours. It might sound harsh, but maintaining reasonable standards is part of practising tough love!
THE THOUGHT OF travelling brings with it the promise of happiness. Philosopher Alain de Botton suggests we should consider travel as being as much about the inner journey as the outer destination. Before planning that holiday, ask yourself the following questions: Why do you want to travel? Is it to learn something new about a place, culture or yourself; to meet interesting people; to try unusual foods; or to simply relax and unwind? Who do you want to travel with? Are you happiest following your own path, or do you revel in the whirlwind of group journeying? What do you hope to achieve? Do you want to return home wiser; more self-aware; more knowledgeable; or fitter and healthier? Which destination suits your goals? Are you curious about the world, or do you find happiness in the nature on your doorstep? How will you travel? Are you seeking thrilling adventures; sedate cultural endeavours; backpacking simplicity; or the aesthetic beauty of luxury?
POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS) is a glandular condition of the ovaries that affects approximately 10 per cent of women and up to 25 per cent of infertile women. Every woman with PCOS experiences a different set of symptoms, which may include irregular periods, lack of ovulation, acne, hirsutism (excessive facial and body hair), anxiety or depression and infertility. You don’t have to experience all of these symptoms to have PCOS; in the long-term, women may experience great difficulty maintaining a normal weight, develop diabetes or even develop uterine cancer. Treatments are available (both hormonal and non-hormonal) that can be tailored to a woman’s specific set of symptoms. For those with difficulty falling pregnant, there are simple and inexpensive fertility treatments that will help the majority of couples start a family. Less than 20 per cent of women with PCOS will need IVF. If you have any of the above symptoms, talk to your GP about a referral.
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THE BEST IN BROWS Check into The Brow Bar for a luxurious way to maintain one of your face’s most important features. BROW LIFT-SHAPING Our amazing signature Brow Lift-Shaping includes a full consultation with one of our Arch Angels, who will shape your brows to suit your face using our alignment process, exclusive technique methods and customary blend brow colour. Our secret techniques will give your brows the transformation of a lifetime!
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BODY AND SOL Ready to clean out her insides, Elle Raison does a Style Trial of the Sol Cleanse juice detox. FOOD IS LIFE... well, more accurately, food is my life. After a year gallivanting around the world, settling back into reality has been hard. And more importantly, it has been hard on my gut. In 2016, I decided it was time to put my health and wellbeing first. And what better way to kickstart my journey than with a Sol Juice Cleanse? Organic, cold-pressed and nutrient-dense, Sol’s juices aim to cleanse your body, eliminate toxins and leave you energised. Thanks to my “go hard or go home” mentality, I found myself signing up for a five-day cleanse – the longest detox on offer. For the next five days, my life would consist of six liquid meals
a day: one green smoothie, four different juices and one nut mylk. Easy, right? Days one to three saw my food envy soar to new heights. Lusting over colleague’s meals, I was hangry and boy did they know about it. I couldn’t concentrate and was exhausted by 8pm every night. I caved on the second day and bought some unsalted nuts and fruit to get me through work. On day four, the coffee cravings were starting to fade and I was feeling alive! By the time the cleanse was over, I felt lighter, brighter and craving-free. The biggest change I saw was in my skin. It was brighter, clearer and even had a bit of a glow to it! SOLCLEANSE.COM
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PERFECT YOUR POUT! Brooklyn Beauty Bar is all about pampering! Brooke Jesberg tells us how their makeup artists will have you brushed up on beauty.
I COULD WRITE for days about manicures, pedicures, facials, lashes, tans, brows – you name it, we do it! But after giving some careful thought, I realised that the most pampering thing we do at Brooklyn Beauty Bar is makeup artistry. Our in-house makeup artists, Taylah and her team, are experts in their field and there is nothing these artisans love more than transforming our clients with their expert beauty skills. Having your makeup done can feel like an stylemagazines.com.au
indulgence, but when professional contouring skills make you look and feel like a movie star, it takes pampering to a whole new level. We use only the best products. For your perfect pout, we use BITE, an edgy and edible lipstick released by Louis Vuitton that contains no parabins or other nasties. As founder of BITE Beauty Susan Langmuir says, “You eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you”. The fact that it looks fabulous doesn’t hurt, either!
Next time you’re attending a special event or are in need of a little pampering, make an appointment at Brooklyn Beauty Bar for a professional makeup application. You deserve to be pampered and every beauty needs a perfect pout! Lots of love, Brookie xx BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR SHOP 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
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LOVE YOUR SKIN Irena Morgenstern Skin Management shares the secret to a healthy and vibrant complexion. COMMITMENT, 30 YEARS’ industry experience and advanced technology is what drives the team at Irena Morgenstern Skin Management to achieve skin confidence for their clients. Company founder Irena Morgenstern says their industry-leading cosmetic and laser techniques aid the body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate itself, slow down the aging process and achieve results that cosmeceutical products cannot deliver alone. “The industry has changed substantially over the years,” says Irena. “Modern technology and science now allows us to look at the skin holistically and offer solutions that are natural and safe, and work with the cells to deliver a complexion that one can only dream of!” Since establishing the clinic over 20 years ago, Irena has had a strong vision and philosophy for her work, aiming to combine science and natural therapies to “reactivate” the skin to regenerate
itself. To this day, the clinic still uses RF, IR ultrasound, mesoscience, microcurrents and DMK enzyme therapy alongside treatments that incorporate DNA, caviar, pearl and gold that are natural and essential to our cell health. Keeping up with the constant technological advancements to the industry, Irena continues to add the latest laser equipment into the clinic’s skin regeneration programs while remaining true to the core values of naturally enhancing one’s beauty. In conjunction with customised skin programs, the clinic also offers laser treatments for hair removal, red vein removal, body sculpting and cellulite reduction, as well as their reputable and natural-looking cosmetic tattooing. IRENA MORGENSTERN SKIN MANAGEMENT 87 ALBERT ST, BRISBANE P 3229 5484 SKINMANAGEMENT.COM.AU
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BROW BRILLIANCE Beauty enthusiast and Style journalist Lou Parker discovers that growing out your eyebrows can lead to picture-perfect face-framing. GROWING OUT YOUR eyebrows usually takes around six months. After that, you’re left with Mother Nature in all her glory. When I started my Style Trial, I had a wide bristle of hairs at the beginning of each brow, which tapered off into many strays – hardly the bold arch I was hoping for. I’m also blonde, which made my brows look more washed out than striking. There are ways to make the growingout phase more pleasant. If nothing else, invest in a good eyebrow pencil and brush to help maintain shape. And don’t neglect your brows entirely; experts can get rid of any fluff or the odd hair that’s growing too far above or below the brow line. After months of growing out the girls, you want to know they’re in good hands.
So now is the time to seek professional help. I contacted Chernae Silk, owner of The Brow Bar; with her reputation as a brow whisperer, I had no doubt she could coax these babies back into shape. In less than an hour, Chernae had transformed my thick, drawn-on lines into a fuller brow. She even graced me with a new lift point, honouring the upward lines on my face for a younger look. To complement my ash-blonde hair and cool blue eyes, Chernae took me from a warm reddish-brown to a soft charcoal – a sweep of custom-blended colour instantly changed my entire face. THE BROW BAR P 1800 BROW BAR (1800 276 992) BROWBAR.COM
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DEEP SEA, BABY An old favourite sporting a fresh new look and menu, Fresh n Wild is still dishing up the ocean’s freshest flavours to Brisbane foodies. Hannah Doody checks out Portside’s haven for seafood lovers. WITH A SPACIOUS interior, and rustic wooden tables sprawling out into an alfresco dining area, I can imagine making my way to Fresh n Wild for a long lunch before a movie or a casual dinner catch-up with friends. After 10 years in the seafood business, it’s obvious that the family-run team at Fresh n Wild knows a thing or two about fish and chips. We’re greeted by Sam Demetriou, who has recently rejoined father Michael (founder and owner) and brother-in-law Greg at Fresh n Wild after years of studying and working as a pharmacist. In February, Fresh n Wild swapped takeaway packaging for custom plates and silverware. The venue now boasts a modern gourmet menu with the fresh and tasty Australian seafood that customers have come to know and love, served up in unique ways. But don’t worry – there are still plenty of classic fish and chip options available to satisfy your cravings. The first dish to arrive at our table is a seafood platter. The vast stone plate is bursting with colour and smells as fresh as the ocean; the oysters are rich in flavour, as if they’ve been plucked straight stylemagazines.com.au
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Play catch-up with me every month, as I give you a taste of what you’ve missed and what’s to come in Brisbane’s Food+Drink scene. I may not be a foodie connoisseur, but I’m definitely an enthusiast!
MANHATTAN VIBES IN ASCOT Burgers, BBQ, bar and a beer garden! 5 Boroughs has opened a second location in Ascot with a boutique Manhattan twist indoors and a lush, leafy oasis beer garden outdoors.
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WHAT’S FOR DINNER? Convenience, that’s what. Fitness and nutrition gurus from FivePointFour, Youfoodz and Fitaz Functional Kinetics chat to Leith Wilson about the trend towards pre-packaged food and meal plans. PROMISING TO SAVE you time (and even a few kilograms), healthy meal plans and pre-packaged foods hit the sweet spot for anyone wanting a quick, easy and healthy food fix. Beni Doolan, nutrition consultant for prepackaged meal company FivePointFour, puts the increased interest down to a surge in the health and fitness industry. “People are becoming educated around their nutrition and many people are increasingly timepoor. The combination increases the likelihood of services such as home-delivered meals and plans,” Beni says.
But with so many options available to choose from, what should you be looking for? Aaron and Georgio, creators of the revolutionary 28-day fitness and meal plan guide Fitaz Functional Kinetics, say convenience is crucial. “Ask yourself whether it will fit into your daily routine and lifestyle, and whether it is achievable.” With meals designed by Head Chef Christian Andrew, Youfoodz offers fresh meals cooked with local ingredients that are great for any lifestyle. “Our menu is designed to suit people from all walks of life, from professional athletes to parents simply trying to save time in the kitchen.”
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CREATING KITCHENS Newtons, one of Brisbane’s best established appliances retailers, celebrates 83 years in business. WITH SUCH A vast range of products available, appliance shopping can be a little overwhelming. Newtons Home Appliances is home to the top brands of prestige appliances, and has been Brisbane’s premier appliance destination since 1933. The small team boasts 200 years of combined experience, ensuring that customers receive the best advice and a product that truly suits their needs. Newtons is proud to consistently deliver the newest in product innovation, whether it’s the latest heat pump and steam technology for the laundry or the newest Bora draw-down extraction system cooktop for your kitchen.
Newtons’ 83rd Birthday Sale. Visit on March 4 and 5 to see a range of discounted appliances. Free product demonstrations are available from Newtons staff for the latest laundry and kitchen technology, allowing you to experience the products first-hand and understand exactly how they can make your time in the laundry or kitchen a more efficient and enjoyable experience. Newtons is dedicated to stocking only the leading brands for any appliance, ensuring that every washing machine, dryer, gas or electric
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MOSTLY As: SUSTAINABLE Sustainable style is where it’s at in 2016. Think upcycled materials, recyclable and reusable accessories and space-conscious design. MOSTLY Ds: NEUTRAL Bone, beige, canvas, cream and camel: soft neutral fabrics will bring some calm to your casa.
You just found $50! What will you spend it on? a. I need a new Keep Cup b. Nothing, I’ll save it till I need it c. Something to express how crazy I feel right now d. A candle e. I’ll check out my local antique shop f. Shiny things
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What personal projects do you want to complete this year? a. Make a veggie patch b. Spring clean (again) c. Learn to paint d. Have more “me” time e. Take circus classes f. Learn the art of silversmithing
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PEDESTRIAN PARADISE Thinking of visiting Tokyo in winter? Christie Sutherland writes that it’s just like the chaotic fairytale she imagined, for all the right reasons. I HAD NO idea how much I would truly fall in love with Tokyo. This city was at the top of my mustsee list for years and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. For first-time visitors to Japan, like me, I have to warn you that it is very addictive. I love how Japan still protects its traditional culture while maintaining its status as one of the most modern countries in the world. Tokyo is a powerhouse; a pulsating megacity that contradicts itself at every turn. Shibuya, Harajuku, Roppongi, Shinjuku are just a few districts that truly show this and ones I recommend immersing yourself in. The Japanese capital is full of neighbourhoods made for walking, a food scene that satisfies even the hardest-to-please gourmet traveller, more history than you can poke a samurai sword at and the guarantee of a strong dose of culture shock. A trip without any plans, commitments or 80
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HAVE YOU ALWAYS dreamed of tying the knot in an exotic overseas location? You’re not the only one! If you’re interested in a destination wedding or a relaxing honeymoon location, Global Jetsetting has an option to suit every bride and groom. The Fiji package offers an indulgent couples’ massage and beachside dinner for two, including a celebrant and bouquets. Or maybe you’d rather a destination wedding in the tropical paradise of Hawaii? Enjoy the crystal clear beaches and the stunning Diamond Head as your backdrop. Or do you want to have your honeymoon in Paris? Wander through
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SET UP CAMP Load the car and enjoy a simple, peaceful Easter weekend away from the day-to-day stress. If you can’t make the tough choice between beach and bush, don’t fret: at Tweed Heads, Teewah Beach at Noosa, or the Gold Coast Hinterland, you’re never far from the best of both worlds. GO GREEN South East Queensland is one of the most naturerich areas in the world, and national parks are some of the few places open on public holidays. Hit the road and head to Curtis Falls at Mount Tamborine, Springbrook National Park, or Purga Nature Reserve for some exploring, or visit your own natural happy place.
Springbrook National Park Twin Falls Circuit
B&B IT South East Queensland is dotted with adorable abodes willing to welcome you for a short stay. Whatever your favourite getaway destination, there’s likely to be a comfortable homestead for you to call home for the weekend, such as Avocado Sunset B&B at Mount Tamborine, The Old Church at Boonah and the Homewood Cottages near Toowoomba. GET CULTURAL If Easter Mass isn’t your thing, why not learn about a different culture this Easter long weekend? Visit the Buddhist Chung Tian Temple in Priestwood, the Ching Chung Taoist Temple in Deagon, or the Cantonese Holy Triad Temple in Albion. 81
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A DOLPHIN OF A TIME If you and your partner are seeking a romantic escape, writes Christie Sutherland, you need to add this unique destination to the top of your list. SPEND A WEEKEND chasing sunsets with your special someone; the unique attractions and countless activities at Tangalooma Island Resort serve romance and enjoyment on a platter. It’s hard to believe that this slice of paradise is right on our doorstep, only 75 minutes away from Brisbane and easy to reach aboard any of Tangalooma’s high-speed catamarans. Filled with amazing natural adventures, you might not think to pair this protected area with a romantic weekend getaway – but you would be wrong. The laughs and magical moments we experienced were all thanks to this uniqueness; Moreton Island really is as picture-perfect as it seems. With an abundance of tours and activities both on land and in the water, this island has everything you need to keep you busy and relaxed. Determined to experience all that the resort had to offer, we donned life jackets and laughed our way out to sea on stand-up paddle boards. The water was the perfect temperature, which meant 82
falling in was all part of the hilarity. We also toured around the old wrecks and enhanced our marine skills by frolicking with an amazing array of sea life, including rainbowcoloured fish, stingrays, puffer fish and (from a distance) a green turtle. From there, each moment kept leaving us breathless, from a sunset cruise with nibbles and drinks to relaxing massages with the sound of waves crashing nearby. My favourite part has to be the dolphin-feeding. It’s hard to explain the feeling that I got when I saw these animals; it was like my soul was swooning. This was an absolute one-of-a-kind experience that left me feeling totally in touch with nature. The Tangalooma staff were incredible; they were fun and chatty, and their knowledge really topped off each adventure, making the experience both educational and enriching. Constant excitement really works up an appetite. Out of the many options, Fire and Stone made us
Left to right clockwise: Tangalooma Island Resort, sunset cruise, palms, Christie and Luke, paddle boarding
never want to leave. The beachfront pagoda-style hut set in a lush garden is home to an Asianinspired restaurant with a menu that will take your tastebuds on an incredible tour to match the rest of your experiences. The spectacular palm-lined beach views of Tangalooma Island Resort are hard to beat. Most rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the island, as well as a large ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. Our Hotel Deluxe booking included a delicious welcome of chocolates and wine on arrival, plus comfy bathrobes and slippers to relax in after a long day of adventuring. Make time to sneak off for a weekend of romance at Tangalooma Island Resort. This spectacular location will make all your island dreams come true, with everything you need and more to leave the rest of the world behind. TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT MORETON ISLAND P 3637 2000 TANGALOOMA.COM
STYLE | HOROSCOPES
IT’S IN THE STARS
Stella Stargazer looks to the skies for a “tongue-in-chic” take on your horoscopes.
ARIES MAR 21-APR 20
LEO JUL 24-AUG 23
SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 22
If your summer bod hasn’t quite arrived yet, this is a better-late-thannever nudge to kick your exercise regimen into gear now.
Ignore that new handbag calling your name. You might need to skip the extravagance a miss this month for a more savvy spending mindset.
All that hard work is paying off! Now’s the time to turn your attention to your loved ones and friends.
TAURUS APR 21-MAY 21
VIRGO AUG 24-SEP 23
CAPRICORN DEC 23-JAN 20
Avoid a work overload; this month you’ll have the perfect excuse to bust out a new pair of heels.
You’ve got so much going on at the moment! Remember to schedule some relaxing me-time to keep a clear head.
Prepare to be the hostess with the mostess as you bring the party back to your place! Make sure you keep those breakables well out of reach!
GEMINI MAY 22-JUN 21
LIBRA SEP 24-OCT 23
You’ll need to be Miss Independent this month, even if that just means making your own doctor appointment.
A quiet social life has been great for your wallet, but it’s time to quit living the hermit life. Reconnect with old friends and spend time reminiscing.
CANCER JUN 22-JUL 23 You’ll begin to feel (and see) the benefits from that new fitness class you’ve been taking. Now’s the time for those sore muscles to start paying off!
SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 Almost everything is smooth sailing; just stay focused on personal goals to keep yourself entertained.
Pisces FEB 20-MAR 20
AQUARIUS JAN 21-FEB 19 If you’re still riding the Valentine’s Day high, don’t lose that lovin’ feeling! Play your cards right and there might just be a new love on the horizon. PICTURED: Ford Outlaws short $110, oneteaspoon.com.au
THIS MONTH: Your birthday month brings good vibes across the board. Make the most of these happy, healthy days! THIS YEAR: Like Rihanna, all you see is dollar signs! With your career under control, this is a power year for Pisces.
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