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23 VERA BLUE We chat to the woman who will not settle.
24 CELEBRATE! Let Mum take priority this
Mother’s Day with Westfield.
SURRENDER THE LABEL The local label making a global impact.
32 WALK THE LINE Emma Regolini is the artist-of-the-moment.
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THE MODERN MUM How style changes when you become a Mum, with The Stylist Mama.
28 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE We’ve got every kind of mum sorted this year.
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his month’s edition is EXTRA special as we focus on the leading ladies in our lives ahead of Mother’s Day. If that wasn’t enough, we got up close and personal with the super-human that is Vera Blue to talk about Lady Powers (Page 23). Our cover collaboration with Westfield is taking gifting to a whole new level, meaning there’s no excuse to slack off on Mother’s Day this year (Page 24). It’s been said that this will be our most culturally transformative year to date in BNE, and we want to get you as excited as we are for these big changes to hit our not-so-small city! We really do have it all! W Brisbane is on the verge of opening, new bars and foodie hubs such as XCargo and Brisbane Quarter are popping up in our city. Speaking of Brisbane we want you to let us know what makes you tick! Our online reader survey is now live and by answering 15 quick questions you could WIN the ultimate all expenses paid trip to New Caledonia, valued at $5500 courtesy of GET LUXE. Get to it RN! Where should we eat? Foodies never ask this, they always seem to have a hot new place in mind! Whatever your appetite, you can count on us to have the foodie finds that suits your craving with the best of Brisbane’s dining scene on show. The restaurant scene is coming alive and we want you to be the first to know (Page 40). With fashion runways having set this season’s trends, we chat to mum of the moment to ask her how she makes her look her own with a child in tow (Page 26). Also in this month’s edition, you’ll meet the Gold Coast gal behind Surrender the Label, making waves with local craftsmanship and Emma Regaling, who’s delving into the new frontier of art. As always in Brisbane, things are jam packed this month. Get involved, get excited and throw your passion into our city.
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WE LOVE There’s something about this time of year that has me reaching for warmer-toned clothes. Call me crazy, but I think there’s much to be said for seasonal dressing. I call this colour palette Autumn Maple and I plan on wearing it all season long.
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HOME GROWN HEART With Mother’s Day just around the corner and environmentalism taking centre-stage, there’s no better time to step back in gratitude of Mother Earth herself. WORDS BY JADE HORROBIN
ach May, our letterboxes fill with catalogues advertising the perfect way to say thanks to Mum. So come Mother’s Day we try our best to show appreciation for all she does with flowers, gifts and Sunday brunch. Mother’s Day is an acknowledgment of the women who have nurtured us. It’s a resounding moment of gratitude for all the times she has picked you up from ballet, tied your shoes and hugged you as you cried. At a time when sustainability is at the forefront of global consciousness, Mother’s Day also presents a chance to give back to the mother of us all: Mother Earth. While overlooking your maternal caregiver completely in favour of a ‘thank you’ rain dance would make you a terrible person, there are countless ways to honour your mother and the planet synchronously. Both play vital roles in your life and will continue to do so for the entirety of your existence. Think of Mother Earth as a woman: she makes sure you’re fed APRIL 2018
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and clothed, her beauty and kindness stoke you with an inextinguishable fire. There is a Native American proverb that says, “The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.” Aptly, my mother taught me that. Her love of nature and gentle heart had such an influence on me, not only as a child but in my adulthood too. This year, my mum won’t be receiving floral arrangements flown in from overseas or token presents shipped in non-recyclable packaging. I’ll be trading those in for something more sustainable. It’s tempting to be intimidated by the concept of sustainability, but it’s not an all or nothing deal. The seemingly inconsequential decisions we make on a daily basis can have the biggest impact long term. Giving the gift of simple pleasures is kind to the Earth and kind to her. Breakfast in bed, a reprise from daily duties and a little peace and quiet are likely what mum wants most. However, if you’re in the business of upstaging your sibling with gifts (guilty as charged), look to local small businesses for environmentally friendly goods to pop a pink bow on. Brisbane is home to a local business culture that’s almost inherently focused on sustainability, so the gift options really are endless. A planter box or bookshelf made using recycled timber from Gold Coast based business Knots & Grains coupled with a native plant from City Farm Nursery in Windsor is a gift mum will treasure for years to come. Alternatively, a set of bamboo sheets STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
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from YoHome, a one-of-a-kind ceramic coffee cup from Pottery for the Planet or a dress from waste-conscious fashion brand Rant will serve as a timeless reminder of how much you care. Honouring Mother Earth and celebrating your own mother is something that can–and should–go hand in hand. In the words of Emma Watson, it’s a simple “one-degree shift” that can have the most impactful change for Mother Earth. Start with Mother’s Day, then move on to tackling the rest. Our Mother Earth will thank you for it. READ MORE ONLINE
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Just the beginning Sarah Timmerman was ahead of the game when she launched her online store, Beginning Boutique at just 21. Now in her tenth year of business, she has no plans of slowing down. WORDS TAMILLE HEAD
trip to Paris inspired Brisbane born Sarah Timmerman to bring the same shopping experience back home to Australia. Instead of building a bricks and mortar store to match the feel of the French boutiques, she instead launched Beginning Boutique, somewhat a first of its kind at the time. We chat to Sarah about what has made her continually successful over the last ten years. You’ve said that you’re not a ‘fashion girl’. How does someone who is not a ‘fashion girl’ build one of the country’s most successful online boutiques? Definitely a lot of hard work and perseverance. It’s not about having the best taste in fashion, it’s about taking care of customers at the end of the day. Did you ever imagine Beginning Boutique would be this successful ten years ago? Oh, 100 per cent. I imagined it bigger! You never start something thinking it will be a nothing—that’s Business 101. How have you seen the market change over the past decade? Lots more online stores available for customers, which means you have to work harder at finding your niche and always find ways of exciting your target market. There’s definitely room for everyone in the market, so finding what you’re good at and doing it well is the key. PAGE 16
What’s the key to succeeding in business? 100 per cent: never giving up. Even when times are rough and you think you’ve hit rock bottom, there’s always that thought in the back of your mind saying don’t give up! It might sound cliché but you have to always believe in yourself above all. How important is social media to your business? Extremely! It’s the platform our customer interacts with us best on. We’re always finding new ways to make social interaction exciting. We are also very aware that it’s not everything—especially with the recent algorithm changes. You can’t solely rely
on one marketing platform to get your product out there, so you’ve got to be inventive. What’s in store for BB in the future? This is going to be a year to remember for Beginning Boutique. We’ve already had so many amazing things happen, and it’s only going to get better! Definitely more collaborations and activations, more international presence and more focus on our own collection is on the cards. How will you be celebrating your tenth year in business? With a massive bottle of champagne! I don’t celebrate much but this is a night to get the babysitter in! APRIL 2018
Think you know your Raclette from your Roquefort? Emmy-Lou McKean chats to Queensland’s cheese and platter styling experts about Autumn trends and tricks.
hen it comes to wowing guests at a dinner party, the secret ingredient is always cheese. Whether you’re having friends over or meeting the parents at their place, a cheese platter is always well received. When it comes to piecing together a cheese platter, there is no right or wrong way to go about the task, but according to Peter Gross, Queensland’s premier expert on all things cheese and founder of Black Pearl Epicure, as long as you love it, include it. While summer is for entertaining, in Autumn we begin to slow things down as we shift into the cooler months and this is the perfect time to strip back your usual cheese offering for the seasonal change.
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“All over the world, Autumn has always been the best time of year to produce cheese as it is the time where the last flush of grass, the contented cows and the weary cheese maker combine to make the best possible cheese.” says Peter. When asked what the essentials for any cheese platter are, Peter explains that there is much debate on the subject as there is so much diversity when it comes to cheese. If building a cheese platter is unfamiliar territory, “just keep to the ones you love and you can make it the hero cheese on the platter. But it must be good and well aged.” “A really well-aged full wheel of d’Affinois that has virtually liquefied inside would be a great example of this,” he says.
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Favourite cheese in cooler months? Marcel Petite Comte from France was made last Autumn and it’s now 12 months old and ready to eat. It has all the soft tones of late summer and is a firm cheese but has a sweet nutty complexity. This is one of my favourite cheeses in the world. What should we never see on a cheese platter? Apple should never be on a cheese platter. It is full of Malic Acid, as is your mouth and the tannins in red wine. The three paired together will make any wine a disaster. Also, dried apricots should never feature as a cheese accompaniment. Best cheese advice? When choosing a Brie or Camembert, look at the cut face. If it has a lot of holes in the middle, it isn’t ripe.
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Buckle Up Brisbane With a slew of large-scale developments scheduled for 2018, the River City is getting ready to take things up a notch. WORDS BY JADE HORROBIN
ot even a third of the way through the new year and we’ve already had our interest piqued for what is set to be Brisbane’s most culturally transformative year to date. Our radars have been dinging almost non-stop with exciting, enticing and innovative new developments. From world-class hotels to tri-level social hubs; we’re about to enter the big kid’s league. Just in case James Street wasn’t already one of Brisbane’s most enviable strips, the second-half of this year will see the opening of The Calile, a luxury hotel like the River City has never seen, complete with an on-site restaurant and full day spa. Come June, our very own W Brisbane will also be open for PAGE 18
business. Joining the ranks of Brisbane’s finest accommodation, this riverside heaven will be our first five star hotel. The W Brisbane is home to an incredible spa featuring relaxation pods and an exclusive cocktail deck—a staycay has never seemed more necessary. Brisbane’s hospitality scene isn’t resting on its laurels either. April will see the muchrumoured XCargo open its doors in Fortitude Valley. With a full kitchen, café, multiple bars and a rooftop balcony, the three levels of drinking and dining will be a grownup playground like no other. Come mid year, all eyes will be on Brisbane Quarter. Encompassing a complete city block right on the river, this development will feature two
levels of dining and drinking and completely change the game for inner-city date nights. Looking to 2019 and beyond, prepare for metamorphic changes to the Roma Street precinct. Scheduled concurrently with the Cross River Rail project is Brisbane Live. In our very own answer to Madison Square Garden, AEG Ogden has received bipartisan support for the epic 17,000 seat ultraentertainment precinct, which will sit right above the new Roma Street Station. Coupled with the rejigging of our metro transport system, there’s no question these projects will completely redefine our city on the global stage. Fasten those seat belts Brisbane, we’re in for one hell of a ride. APRIL 2018
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Alongside the Commonwealth Games this April, Queensland will come alive with local arts and culture. Don’t miss this festival of free events showcasing Brisbane’s best music, comedy, exhibitions, theatre, dance, film, markets and more! gc2018.com
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THE SOCIETY AUTUMN SERIES Rooftop bar, The Society, at Eagle Farm Racecourse sequels the popular Society Summer Series with a brand new Autumn Series. Think flowing bubbles, DJs and charcuterie. Be quick, it’s only here the four Saturdays in April! brc.com.au/thesociety
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THE JUNGLE GIANTS Raking in four Triple J Hottest 100 placings, Brisbane band The Jungle Giants will be heading back home for two shows this month. This follows a huge Australian tour to promote their 2017 album, Used To Be In Love. ticketmaster.com.au
Get your green and gold on to support Aussie athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held on Queensland’s very own Gold Coast. Make your way down to the GC April 4 – 15 to support Australia’s sporting greats. gc2018.com
The 102nd annual Brisbane Anzac Day Parade recognises the history of our Australian Defence Force. The parade runs from 10am – 1pm through the Brisbane CBD, with best viewing locations in Adelaide Street. visitbrisbane.com.au
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ANGUS & JULIA STONE TOUR Sydney duo, Angus and Julia Stone, are ready to take on the Eatons Hill Hotel on April 28. With smash hits such as Chateau and Big Jet Plane, this is not a gig to miss. ticketmaster.com.au
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omewhere between auditioning for The Voice in 2013 and selling out her nation-wide ‘Private’ tour, Vera Blue became a shining light for young, female Australian artists. Maybe it’s because of her spine-tingling voice, or perhaps the way she dances like no-one is watching when on stage with Flume. Although both these things are undeniably true, I have an inkling that it’s much more than that. She’s unapologetically herself – both on and off the stage. With her 2017 album Perennial, Vera explored a unique kind of vulnerability about diving headfirst into writing her own heartbreak along with the behind-closed-doors moments and realisations that come afterwards. “Vulnerability is something that’s really in itself super powerful, yet it’s something that a lot of people struggle to come to terms with and feel comfortable with,” she said. Touring with the record and performing her tracks for live audiences has seen Vera come into her own and embrace the unique kind of strength that comes alongside vulnerability. “Through writing the more recent songs like Lady Powers, I’ve found this inner strength that I didn’t know I had,” she said. Building on this strength, Vera Blue has just announced her latest project that is due out in
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Meet the fearless female who won’t settle. Vera Blue opens up about feminine strength and finding confidence in vulnerability. WORDS BY JADE HORROBIN
April: a remix EP of her brazenly feminist pumpup track, Lady Powers. The EP features a host of talented female producers, such as Alice Ivy and Kodie Shane, and Vera can’t get enough. “I really take my hat off to girls in the industry who can produce because it’s something that I’ve tried to do and it’s really hard. I’ll still give it a go of course, but there are lots of men that I’m surrounded by that are amazing at it and it’s really cool to see heaps of girls doing it too,” she said. “There are powerful things going on in society with women this year, and stuff that’s happened with me as well. I think we can all just relate to it more and more,” she said. Almost a year on from the release of Perennial, Vera knows that now is the right time for Lady Powers to make waves and hopes it will contribute to a global statement that won’t be ignored. READ MORE ONLINE
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With Mother’s Day on the horizon, now is the time to pause and reflect on just how amazing our mothers are. No two mums are the same. Therefore, finding the perfect gift for them come Mother’s Day should be a personal affair. Whether your mum is partial to a fashion fix, and is always ahead of the trends, or if she is a foodie at heart, Westfield should be your first point of call. We’ve rounded up the ultimate gift guide to suit every kind of mum. Forget the flowers and choccies this year and opt for a gift that will go the distance.
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MAKE IT ALL ABOUT HER THIS MOTHER’S DAY Sunday 13 May, 2018 DINNER AT THE LAB RESTAURANT AND BAR
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VEUVE CLICQUOT GARDEN PART Y Veuve Clicquot with Frenchinspired high tea and live entertainment - plus baby shower package available
Decadent three-course dinner including a glass Moët & Chandon on arrival
$99 adult pp* $30 child pp*^
$99 adult pp* $30 child pp*^ Children under five complimentary
Children under five complimentary
Reserve your spot at treasurybrisbane.com.au Subject to availability, change or cancellation. Images are for illustrative purposes only. *A merchant fee of 2.9% + service fee of $1.00 applies to all bookings through Brisbane Tickets. American Express card payments are not accepted through Brisbane Tickets. Booking cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the day of the event (8w.00am Friday 11 May, 2018). No refund will be provided to no-shows or cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the event. Booking cancellations made after the event is sold out will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Treasury Brisbane practises the responsible service of alcohol. ^Children (6-17 years).
Modern Mum For some new mums, fashion is at the bottom of their demanding list of priorities. But not for Ellen Robbins.
WORDS BY TAMILLE HEAD The Brisbane hairdresser launched her blog, The Stylist Mama in a bid to encourage fellow mothers to rediscover their style. We chat to mum-of-one about how style changes when you become a mum. Did you struggle with your style after having your daughter? Absolutely! Even before I had Sophie, my body was changing so much that dressing the bump was a struggle at times! The early days at home with a brand new baby are hard, because you have to be dressed but also accessible for feeding, but even finding clothes that fitted all my new curves was tricky too. How does your style shape your identity, and did you struggle with this after having a child? I think you can let it be a huge part of you, or a very little part, and I know so many people who are on either end. For me, style is so empowering and fun. I love being able to dress up and share different parts of my identity with different looks whether it’s something super casual, or something high fashion. I did struggle a little bit post baby, but once I decided to start fresh and just embrace whatever stage my body was at, it became so much more relaxed and easy to just get dressed
“MOTHERHOOD IS VERY MESSY AND EXTREMELY TIRING, SO DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO BOUNCE BACK IMMEDIATELY! ELLEN ROBBINS
“FASHION IS ALWAYS EVOLVING AND CHANGING. INVEST IN ACCESSORIES THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME!”
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MEMORIES This Mother’s Day, think outside the box and treat Mum to a more personal gift.
eing a mum is unlike any other job in the world, and it’s a known fact that her job is never done. Her duty as a mother doesn’t stop once we’ve outgrown holding her hand or have moved out of the family home. No matter how old we get or how far apart we live, she’s the person who will always have loved you the longest. Think of all those years she drove you around to ballet recitals or basketball games; and later to friends’ parties or high school dances. Her whole world revolved around you. When it comes to Mother’s Day gifting, how do you thank her for all of those years and all the years to come? Personalised plates are the gift that’s uniquely hers, for years to come. Forget the chocolates and perfume this year and opt for a gift that’s a distinctive expression of her style and personality. Show her how much you care with a personalised gift that celebrates her uniqueness. Spoil her by repaying the favour and driving her around in luxury all weekend, courtesy of Brisbane Mini Garage and QT Gold Coast, and create new memories together. At PPQ, there’s a unique personalised plate to suit every mum. Use her name, nickname, your special code word, all her kids’ initials; whatever means the most to her and signifies your relationship with her. Whether she’s a die-hard Broncos fan, an animal lover or the type who would be suited to the fashionable European plate range, there’s a plate to suit her. That’s the beauty of personalised plates– they can be tailored to suit each individual, because we’re all unique. PERSONALISED PLATES QUEENSLAND LEVEL 1, 164 GREY ST, SOUTH BANK P 136 356 PPQ.COM.AU
RACHEL THAIDAY WITH THE MINI COUNTRYMAN
“FORGET the chocolates and perfume this year” WIN PLATES AND SPOIL MUM WITH A GETAWAY
To celebrate Mother’s Day, PPQ and Style Magazines are giving you the chance to win a set of plates and weekend getaway with mum. Spoil her with a new set of fashionable Euro plates, and win a QT Gold Coast getaway, in your own Mini for the weekend! • One night stay, buffet breakfast and valet parking at QT Gold Coast. • Your very own Mini courtesy of Brisbane Mini Garage to drive around in all weekend. • A $775 PPQ voucher for Mum, to create her perfect set of personalised plates. HEAD TO STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU TO ENTER!
MOTHERâ€™S DAY GIFT GUIDE
Bentley de Lisle Handmade sterling silver and Czech glass pearls $130, bentleydelisle.com.au
Weâ€™ve rounded up the most gorgeous goodies to make mum smile!
Personalised Plates Qld Flexi Prestige Plates in brushed metal, ppq.com.au
Skin Nutrient Botanic sheet face mask Illuminating and moisturising mask $4.95, skinnutrient.com.au
South Family Jewellers 9ct Rose gold cabochon garnet with fresh water seed pearls, p 3300 9333
Camp Hill Antique Centre Villeroy & Boch Acapulco Cup & Saucer Set $75, camphillantiquecentre.com
Starfire Diamond Jewellery Aquamarine and Diamond Halo 9ct white gold ring $1,920, p 3399 1176
Endota Spa Spa Clarifying Detox Mask $65, p 3252 0712
Lucy Folk Swell bag $450, lucyfolk.com
Kikki K Gratitude journal $22.95, kikki-k.com
Dymocks The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland $32.99, dymocks.com.au
H&M Jewellery box $39.99, p 1800 828 002
Lucy Folk Slice of Heaven sunglasses $395, lucyfolk.com
Lucy Folk Immortal earrings $475, lucyfolk.com
Dusk Tahitian Flower Grandiflora 2 wick candle $39.99, p 3350 2043
Espial Salus Ultra Moisture body oil $35, p 3843 4000
Skin Nutrient Mix & Mask Pack of 12 assorted face masks $49.95, skinnutrient.com.au
Starfire Diamond Jewellery Mother Of Pearl pendant 9ct rose gold and morganite $845, p 3399 1176
Bentley de Lisle Handmade sterling silver and Czech glass beads $164, bentleydelisle.com.au
Starfire Diamond Jewellery Diamond Dot Flower 18ct rose gold earrings $1,595, p 3399 1176
Personalised Plates Qld Euro Black Plates, ppq.com.au
Falling For Willow Mocha Leaf Earrings $25, fallingforwillow.com
Lannah Dunn Morganite & diamond cluster ring $1,499, lannahdunn.com
South Family Jewellers Fresh water pearl necklace with sterling silver glass locket, p 3300 9333
Espial Slip silk pillowcase $79.95, p 3843 4000
Lannah Dunn Onyx & diamond drop earrings in rose gold $999, lannahdunn.com
Skin Nutrient Botanic sheet face masks Hydrating and aqua replenishing mask 10 pack $45, skinnutrient.com.au
Madonna Rigney Optometry Francis Klein Paris $695, madonnarigneyoptometry.com.au
Paloma Boutique Ajie Hold Up earring $49, p 3395 2276
Watt Boutique Necklace $69, p 3843 1758
Soap and Sugar Medispa Erin Bigg Cosmetics Vinyl lip creme $35, p 3398 3153
It’s in the bag In a world of fast-fashion, this local label is stepping up and doing things differently. WORDS BY TAMILLE HEAD A quick holiday to Indonesia was all the inspiration that Maddison Castens needed to launch her now hugely-successful accessories line. While holidaying in Bali with her husband Matthew, the Gold Coast girl was drawn to the unique craftsmanship of the locals. After posting a few holiday photos to Instagram, one of the couple’s friends spotted some of their purchases and asked if they could bring a couple of items back for them. Ideas were thrown around and Surrender the Label was born a few weeks later. Each of the labels handcrafted pieces are items that reflect an adventurous and relaxed lifestyle while also enhancing the raw beauty that surrounds us. A collection of hand crafted items were sought out, aiming to inspire its owner to explore, enjoy and take hold of the memories that create a unique and unforgettable life experience. But the pair weren’t content with simply creating a product, instead
choosing to support the local suppliers at the same time. “We really liked the idea of a product that was crafted by the locals and the fact that each sale haelped give back to the community,” Maddison says. “Through Surrender the Label, we hope to share a lifestyle that we love and enjoy, but to also help others enjoy it along the way. We have been incredibly blessed with Surrender the Label and believe that we should be blessing others through what we do.” What initially started as a side project for the pair has grown to be positive influence throughout the world. And while their journey is only just getting started, it’s clear that we’ll be seeing big things from this local label. “We believe this world was carefully crafted by our creator and we want others to become more aware of the beauty that surrounds us. Our motivation comes from the idea that something small and simple can have a big impact on others and we hope that Surrender can make a difference through all that we do.”
WHO IS THE SURRENDER GIRL?
“She is bold and adventurous, yet graceful and nurturing. She is passionate and loves all things pure, she is not afraid to do what makes her happy. Inspired by the sea, sun and sand, she enjoys everyday as it comes and makes the most of life’s simple pleasures. She is always willing to surrender to the beauty around her.”
Madonna Rigney Caroline Abram Twiggi $495
Say oui to luxe frames and French fare with Madonna Rigney Optometry. Born into an optical family, Caroline Abram is known for her imaginative, colourful eyewear and handmade accessories. Always ahead of the curve, she won prestigious awards for her inspired approach to eyewear. Stocked at Madonna Rigney Optometry in East Brisbane, itâ€™s little wonder her eponymous label has become a world-wide name.
CAROLINE ABRAM, YMA, $495
MADONNA RIGNEY OPTOMETRY P 3844 4648 MADONNARIGNEYOPTOMETRY.COM.AU
The Silk Road
CAROLINE ABRAM, VENUS, $495
WHAT your mum DESERVES
Farfetch Emilio Pucci printed design scarf $616
Zara Faux silk scarf $25.95
Whether you call it a scarf, bandana, kerchief or neck-tie, all that matters is that you invest in one.
Paul Smith Diagonal-stripe silk square neckerchief $90
LAY-BYS AND GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Forzieri Emilio Pucci floral print twill silk square scarf $525.99
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likes of The Upside, Bower Swimwear and Gritty Pretty. “I think the most fulfilling aspect of these collaborations is that, as a self-taught digital artist I created something, a style, an aesthetic that I’m proud of. These brands allowed me
“create a new or modified meaning or AESTHETIC.” to express my own design style with their imagery, which was something that I’m very grateful for so early on in my career.” Looking forwards, Emma is balancing a fine line as she focuses on her honours thesis while working on new projects. “I have a lot of fun things in the works. Despite my thesis taking precedence this year I have some pretty fun projects in the works that I am excited about. I am also working on some more hand drawn pieces and hoping they’ll be here by summer!” READ MORE ONLINE
Discovering where creativity meets academia, Emma Regolini describes how she is exploring a new frontier of art. WORDS BY SIOBHAN TAYLOR
mma Regolini has a unique approach to her art. Derived from her academic pursuits and developed as a way to gather data on online behaviours, her story doesn’t follow the traditional roadmap many artists adopt. Interested in the way her studies could transect with art, Emma created her Instagram account @theline_ as a way to share her work while undertaking her Bachelor of Commerce. “I originally started @theline_ project as a means to gather data on the topic of millennial online behaviours. During my studies, I thought why not experiment merging my academic work with a creative execution and see where they intersect.” Prompted by developments in her academic studies, Emma came up with the foundation of PAGE 32
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what would eventually become @theline_. “I wanted to experiment drawing over imagery that I find visually engaging to see if I could add another layer to it, to create a new or modified meaning or aesthetic.” When Emma started creating her pieces in 2016 she essentially started from scratch, with only a vision and a drawing tablet to get her started. “It was quite tough at first because I had to self-teach myself Photoshop and learn how lines and elements can change an image, so now I like to see how far I can push different aesthetics while still maintaining online engagement.” What started as a side project experimenting with the intersection of art and consumer behaviours, @theline_ is now so much more than this, having recently collaborated with the
QUICK FIVE Artist you’re obsessed with? Chloe Wise Medium you want to work with? Ink/Paint Pens Drink of choice? Coffee (or gin...) Next holiday destination? Peru On Sunday you’ll find me... Studying and reading glossy magazines. APRIL 2018
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Penny Antuar Plants, Alexander Wang, and black and white photography. @pennyantuar
Best skin tip you’ve ever been given Attack excess oil with oils.
Artist you’re obsessed with Occupation Freelance Makeup Artist.
Describe your style Relaxed and simple.
Song on high rotation Skywalker by Miguel.
The first thing you did this morning Cuddled my French Bulldog, Piper.
CJ Hendry, ever since I did her makeup a few years ago for a magazine feature. She is incredible!
Holiday destination you’re booking next
David Jones Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EPD $99
Workout routine consists of... At home weight sessions and runs to the dog park.
What motivates you?
No holidays planned but lots of overseas work trips coming up including Hong Kong and New York, so far!
My two girls, I want to be the best example to them possible so I work hard and try to be the best version of myself for them.
I most admire…
I never leave home without...
All the other mums out there hustling!
Best fashion tip
Top three you recommend to follow on Instagram
Drink of choice
@cj_hendry, @patmcgrathreal, @thefatjewish.
Last meal would be...
Potato in all of its forms… hot chips, baked, Smiths crisps, anything… I am potato obsessed!
Go-to Aussie designer
Alexander Wang boots.
Plants, candles and oversized black and white photography.
On Sunday, you’ll find me…
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.
Having brunch at my local, Willow and Spoon.
Beauty saviour Skinstitut and my skin therapist at Brisbane Anti-Wrinkle Studio—I am there way too much! Haha!
Keep it simple and spend money on pieces that are timeless.
Alexander Wang Kirby leather boot $856.18
Mecca La Mer The Renewal Oil $325
Obsessed with kombucha at the moment but alcoholic I would have to say my husbands homemade passionfruit frozen margaritas!
Ellery Hysteria crop flare jean $775
Anywhere on the Western Australian coast.
Mama’s Home Alimrose Joni doll $59.95
MAMA’S HOME An iconic Brisbane one-stop-shop, Mama’s Home has recently set up shop in Camp Hill, in addition to their popular Windsor location. Store owner, Amanda sources products from a variety of locations, in order to bring a point of difference to her customers. Expect to find local Brisbane based suppliers and Australian Made brands in store. MAMA’S HOME SHOP 12 CAMP HILL MARKETPLACE P 3843 3640 MAMASHOME.COM.AU
Mama’s Home Wilson & Frenchy blanket $79.95
Mama’s Home Bebe Archie bodysuit $36.95 & overalls $59.95
Watt Boutique Gold earring $35
WATT BOUTIQUE With a love for supporting local designers, Watt Boutique carries a great range of locally-designed jewellery in addition to amazing pieces from some great Australia labels, including Immoni Melbourne, Finders Keepers and The Fifth Label to create a fresh and contemporary feel in store. Inspired by all things feminine with an edge, Watt is a popular addition to the Camp Hill area. WATT BOUTIQUE SHOP 5A/152 BOUNDARY RD, CAMP HILL P 3843 1758 WATTBOUTIQUE.COM
Watt Boutique Clutch $149
CAMP HILL MARKETPLACE promotion
ESPIAL Each To Own Super Lush drops $80
ESPIAL Drop rose necklace $59.95
MY SPACE REAL ESTATE With a background in property renovations, My Space Real Estate owner, Mel Saad is doing things a little differently. In preparing the home for sale, Mel declutters the seller’s home, provides free storage until the house is sold, an internal/external clean of the home, landscaping and styling of the property to suit the potential buyer. It humbles Mel to be able to help her clients achieve a quicker sale at a price point above asking price.
ESPIAL With almost ten years in business, Espial has established itself as a one-stop-shop in the Camp Hill community. Stepping into the store, it’s no surprise that customers enjoy spending time trawling through the eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, homewares and gifts. With a host of beautiful products, including Australian-made labels such as Binny and Each To Own, Espial has well and truly won us over. ESPIAL SHOP 5, 25 SAMUEL ST, CAMP HILL MARKETPLACE P 3843 4000 ESPIAL.COM.AU
MY SPACE REAL ESTATE SHOP 8, 25 SAMUEL ST, CAMP HILL P 3390 2555 MYSPACEREALESTATE.COM.AU
ESPIAL Binny Shickie Shickie blouse $259
PALOMA BOUTIQUE Stocking an impressive range of Australian labels, including Talulah La Maison, Pasduchas, C/meo Collective and Stevie May, boutique owner Silvana looks to bloggers and Instagram for inspiration. Catering for all age groups, with a look of effortless elegance, Paloma Boutique is perfect for when you’re looking for a statement piece.
Parloma Boutique Sunfox Anthem Charm necklace $39
PALOMA BOUTIQUE SHOP 8, 25 SAMUEL ST VILLAGE, CAMP HILL P 3395 2276 @PALOMABRISBANE
VITAL DENTAL CARE Since 2016, the team at Vital Dental Care have been delivering exceptional dental services to their clients of Camp Hill and surrounds. Dr Philip Chou has over a decade of experience as a family dentist in the Brisbane region, and he and his team hold their patient’s comfort and experience as their number one priority.
Parloma Boutique Talulah Darcy mini dress $260 Parloma Boutique Farrah and Sloane Mila bag $159
VITAL DENTAL CARE SHOP 2-3, 25 SAMUEL ST, CAMP HILL P 3152 7622 VITALDENTALCARE.COM.AU
CAMP HILL promotion
“Martha Streethome Kitchen is to the best pizza and pasta this side of Italy..”
SCATTERED ARTS Having celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, Scattered Arts is a Camp Hill institution. Run by artists, for artists, their aim is to support local talent across Brisbane and all work is available for sale. Hosting a range of workshops and classes, the store also offers arts and crafts parties. Whether you’re wanting to pick up a new skill or have an outlet for your creativity, Scattered Arts is the perfect place to start. SCATTERED ARTS 6 NEWMAN AVE, CAMP HILL P 3398 9370 SCATTEREDARTS.COM.AU
Scattered Arts Patsie Wishart Handmade silver earrings $28
MARTHA STREET promotion
Olli Skin Alpha-H Liquid Gold $59.95
An award-winning resurfacing treatment, Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a go-to for the Olli Skin team. Boasting results such as effectively diminishing wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage to brighten and revitalise tired, ageing skin.
OLLI SKIN When it comes to your skin, why entrust to anyone but an experienced, dedicated expert. Operating for seven years, Olli Skin owner, Anita, is just that. Anita is passionate about helping others look and feel their best, and has found her calling in the beauty industry. With an impressive range of products including Alpha-H, Comfort Zone and Curtis Collection Makeup, the team at Olli Skin only work with the best products and equipment. OLLI SKIN SHOP 1/12 MARTHA STREET, CAMP HILL 07 3395 1088 OLLISKIN.COM.AU
Olli Skin Comfort Zone, Renight Oil $69
Comfort Zone is another highachiever and client favourite. The Renight Oil is an innovative stand out multivitamin product, ideal for undernourished, dry, stressed and tired skins, glowing skin is guaranteed.
Olli Skin Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Bio-certified day cream $95
FLUID THE COLOUR SALON
Billy Baxter’s Home Depot Emerald earring $29.95
BILLY BAXTER’S HOME DEPOT Billy Baxter’s will take you on a global journey of discovery. Celebrating their first year of business recently, the homewares store stocks a range of interior brands. It’s not just the beautiful interiors that have customers coming back. The store also has a café on site, surrounded by white plantation shutters to give it a real tropical Queensland feel. BILLY BAXTERS HOME DEPT 1 KELSEY ST, COORPAROO P 3189 3101
When it comes to beautifully coloured strands and style cuts, the team at Fluid the Colour Salon are a cut above the rest. As the name suggests, the team at Fluid specialise in colour. Whether you’re looking to completely reinvent your look with a new colour, or your roots are simply needing a little TLC, Fluid does it all. FLUID THE COLOUR SALON 3/8 MARTHA ST, CAMP HILL P 3398 6945 FLUIDSALONS.COM
Fluid The Colour Salon Original & Mineral Project Sukuroi Golden smoothing balm $45
CAMP HILL promotion Camp Hill Antique Centre Tiffany & Co 9ct gold necklace $1850
CAMP HILL ANTIQUE CENTRE
Camp Hill Antique Centre Vintage Gucci Positano scarf bag $550
From the team behind the much-loved Woolloongabba Antique Centre, Camp Hill Antique Centre and Tart Cafe is a Brisbane must-visit, housed in a classic 1950’s era restored picture theatre. A small family business, the new venture for former Film and TV Assistant Director, Sarah Jane Walsh and ARIA Nominated Paul Butler, prides itself on being a vibrant cluster of collectors and dealers. In store, Tart Cafe is an exquisite refurbishment of the cinemas old candy bar, offering delicious, high quality food and sweet treats, the perfect mid-shop pit stop. With over 70 dealers over two floors, this antique haven promises plenty of unique finds and good times. CAMP HILL ANTIQUE CENTRE 545 OLD CLEVELAND RD, CAMP HILL CAMPHILLANTIQUECENTRE.COM P 3843 4837
Camp Hill Antique Centre Vintage Tiffany & Co sterling silver 14ct gold cuff $850
Camp Hill Antique Centre Vintage Louis Vuitton lucite monogram bracelet $495
F45 CAMP HILL
BRISTLE AND BONES HAIR SALON Since establishing in September 2016, Bristle and Bones has been delivering on their mission statement – Escape Ordinary. The highly-skilled experts have created a culture that puts their clients back in focus. It’s little wonder the contemporary salon is thriving. For bright, healthy hair that is tailored to your lifestyle, make an appointment and discover how to escape the ordinary. BRISTLE AND BONES 2/567 OLD CLEVELAND RD, CAMP HILL P 3162 6096 BRISTLEANDBONES.COM.AU
Bristle and Bones Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum shampoo $39.95
There’s no denying that fitness crazes come and go, but it seems like F45 is here to stay. Described as the most innovative, challenging and systemised team training workout in the world, the team at F45 Camp Hill are passionate about their clients getting results. The committed trainers and world class technology are with you every step of the way to ensure you stay motivated and receive maximum benefits from your workout. F45 CAMP HILL 2A/20-26 EVA ST, COORPAROO P 0421 087 008 F45TRAINING.COM.AU/CAMPHILL
with Megan Austin
COFFEE MASTERCLASS with Penny Wolff
APPLE DEVICE SPECIALIST with Garry Royle
Why get your jewellery valued?
Knowledge really is king
Frustrated by logins and passwords?
The first step to insuring your precious jewellery against loss and theft is to get an insurance replacement valuation. This value reflects what it would cost to replace the item ‘new for old’ or ‘like for like’. A valuation provides a comprehensive description of an item, which is very useful if there is a need to have a jewellery item remade. It’s also an important safeguard in dealing with the police or insurance company when jewellery is lost, stolen or damaged. A valuation certificate will provide proof of ownership in the happy event that the jewellery is recovered and ensure insurance companies will provide full compensation for a piece of jewellery. We recommend valuations are updated every two to three years. Price increases may mean that you are under-insured and that the item cannot be replaced for the old value. Price decreases may save you on excessive premiums from your insurer.
The craft of making a good coffee takes skill, knowledge, experience and perseverance. One avenue to upskill is to undertake coffee courses that are designed to help people unlock the mystery of the craft. Traditionally the craft of roasting was taught by the mentoring process, whereby the master roaster and the learner stood side-by-side; the elder and his student. The master roaster shared their knowledge and experience verbally, taking the learner through the process of roasting, cupping and sensory development. At Wolff College of Coffee, our highly skilled and industry recognized trainers and baristas can mentor you through a selection of coffee courses. Folks from all walks of life can learn espresso, latte art, roasting, cupping, sensory development and brewed coffee barista practices. If you are wanting to learn more about the humble bean why not enrol in a course?
Who isn’t frustrated by forgotten passwords and the problems that arise when one gets locked out of an account or resets a password? For those sharing an AppleID username and password, troubles will arise and more than likely arise sooner rather than later, usually at a very inconvenient time. That situation can be rectified so each person has their own AppleID but still has the ability to share purchases of music, books, movies, apps, etc, without having any text messages or FaceTime calls going to the wrong person. Apple’s Family Sharing option allows up to six users to share purchases. Meaning if one buys a movie or book etc, the other five members can have full access to the purchase. Dependent family members can be forced to ‘ask permission’ of the organiser before any items are approved to be purchased.
MEGAN AUSTIN VALUATIONS 210/180 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3162 5424 MEGANAUSTINVALUATIONS.COM.AU
WOLFF COFFEE ROASTERS 140 GERLER RD, HENDRA P 3267 5551 WOLFFCOFFEEROASTERS.COM.AU
IT4U P 0418 534 401 IT4U.NET.AU
FORK TALK A celebration of the latest and greatest of Brisbane’s dining scene.
“ISLES LANE, is set to redefine
CASUAL INNER-CITY DINING” Welcome to Bowen Hills February treated Brisbane to the newest foodie daydream, Welcome to Bowen Hills. The permanent food truck market has overtaken the Ekka Dairy Hall and Sugar Building with an array of extravagant cocktails and a rotating daily roster of international street food. WTBH.COM.AU
Isles Lane Come April 9, the doors will open at Post Office Square’s Isles Lane, a micro pub set to redefine casual inner-city dining. Isles Lane will take over the expansive haunts of 300 Queen Street, bridging the gap for meetings, after-work drinks, and weekend dining options. @ISLESLANE
Walter’s Steakhouse From the owners of Libertine, comes Walter’s Steakhouse. Set in the majestic Old Mineral House, on the junction of Edward and Alice Streets overlooking the historic Brisbane Botanical Gardens. We recommend Walter’s signature Porterhouse. WALTERSBRISBANE.COM.AU
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Dicki’s Family owned vegan café, Dicki’s, has moved into New Farm’s Brunswick Street and is set to be the stand-out vegan dining experience in town. With an entirely plant-based menu, the new favourite is taking New Farm by storm with dishes such as the crispy tofu bao with veggies and satay sauce. DICKIS.COM.AU
Wines to watch These are the up-and-coming Australian tipples you need in your wine rack, writes Sarah Tayler.
ustralian winemaking is going from strength to strength. Each year brings with it more international recognition, more awards, and more importantly, fabulous homegrown wines. Not traditionally known for its wine-growing, Queensland is moving up in the wine world thanks to the hard work and innovation of local winemakers. We caught up with one of the Sunshine State’s vino VIPs to see what’s next for Queensland wine. The Granite Belt is currently ranked number five in Australian wine regions, but they will be top of the list if Mike Hayes of Symphony Hill has anything to do with it. In 2017, Mike was named Australian Winemaker of the Year, the first Queenslander to be given this accolade. “I have been involved in the wine industry in one way or another for nearly forty years,” Mike told Style. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
“I love being a winemaker because you are looking at the whole process. Everyone talks a lot about winemakers, but the real hero is the vineyard. That is the real winemaker.” Just three hours from Brisbane, the Granite Belt is known for being an experimental and open-minded region; trialling emerging grape varieties and making small batches of intricately grown wines. “We steer away from the heavy alcohol levels of the jammy shiraz and the overly oaky chardonnays, instead experimenting with new and exciting varieties from Portugal, Russia and Georgia to name but a few.” The Granite Belt has an almost unique setting due to the altitude (600 – 1,000 metres) and soil composition. Made up of decomposed granite, volcanic rock and slate, the acidic soil allows the winemakers to produce wine with natural longevity. “The Granite Belt produces elegant,
balanced and delicate wines. Unlike other places in Queensland, we get four distinct seasons up here, which is a big part of it.” The region’s standout feature, Mike says, will be its resilience to climate change. Over the next century, coastal wine regions are due to see increasingly unstable weather and a rise in temperatures that won’t affect the Granite Belt quite as heavily. READ MORE ONLINE
This year you should be drinking: Tempranillo and Fiano. Right now, you should be cellaring: Saperavi and Vermentino. If you can only drink one wine for the rest of your life make it: The award-winning Symphony Hill Gewurztraminer. PAGE 41
Dressing for the future At Mount Alvernia College, they realise that not everyone’s tastes are the same. In today’s world, many women embrace the wearing of pants on a regular basis. As Mount Alvernia College is an inclusive educational community, it seemed timely to include pants so as not to continue the stereotype of women only wearing dresses. “Initially I discussed the idea with one of the senior classes and mentioned the option at a Parents and Friends Executive Meeting. Both groups were supportive of looking at the option and so a committee was formed consisting of parents, current and past students, current staff, and past staff members,” Principal Kerrie Tuite says. “Young women at Mount Alvernia have always worn a dress or shirt and skirt for formal wear, with shorts and tracksuits for sporting activities. In 2010, the current dress and blazer option was developed, using similar committee structure. At this time, the College
was undergoing a rebranding and the new uniform was part of this.” In deciding on the pants and shirt formal uniform option, the committee took into account style, material, comfort, and whether the pants and shirt matched with other uniform items such as hat and blazer. There was also discussion on whether the current shoes would look appropriate with the pants. Once the uniform was decided, a mannequin, wearing the pants and shirt with blazer and hat, was placed in a window and students were encouraged to look and comment. This process took several meetings and spanned twelve months, so it was not a rushed process. The pants and shirt option will be available from the start of Term Two following the Easter break. MOUNT ALVERNIA COLLEGE P 3357 6000 MTA.QLD.EDU.AU
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Schooling with a DIFFERENCE Discover the new approach to learning at Clayfield College for 2018. An internationally recognised leading Australian school, Clayfield College is a vibrant learning community. It is a school where all students are valued for their unique qualities and talents; a place where girls and young boys achieve personal excellence in a supportive Christian environment. The academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs provide opportunities for their students to grow and develop. With its three pillars of heart, mind and soul in place, Clayfield College has launched a new curriculum initiative for 2018. “In Term 1, our students from Prep to Year 5 will be engaged in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) investigations
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for five of our Friday afternoons,” Tonia Lassman, Head of Teaching & Learning Primary says. “The purpose of these sessions is to embrace one of our areas of excellence, such as technology, and to offer our students the opportunity to ‘SHINE’. Through the engagement with STEAM investigations, our students will be able to experience Success, reach new Heights in their learning, Ignite learning passions, Nourish their minds and experience Excellence.” Students will be partnered with peers from other year levels and the college teachers will
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As you can imagine having an open sore on your leg that is prone to weeping and bleeding can be a very painful and distressing condition to suffer from. It’s probably something you associate with older people. However, it’s not uncommon for us to see patients presenting with ulcers in their late 20s and early 30s. Venous ulcers are a complication of untreated varicose veins. Varicose veins can be visible or hidden below the skin but many patients suffer from tell-tale itchy, restless legs or ‘burning’ feet. The failing veins pool blood leading to chronic inflammation of the skin and surrounding tissue, eventually breaking down and resulting in an ulcer. The good news is venous ulcers are completely treatable by a phlebologist. Once the feeder veins are eliminated and the wound is correctly dressed, improvements can be seen in a few weeks and in most cases the ulcer has healed in a matter of months.
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Throughout the day the mouth moves in and out of an acidic environment because of the different foods that we eat. Some foods are more acidic than others, with soft drinks, fruit juice and sports drinks being major culprits. Water, fortunately, is neutral. Most often we think about the acid we put in our mouth but there is also acid that comes from within the body such as vomiting and gastric reflux. Some people are not aware they have gastric reflux because it may only occur at night when they are asleep. This form of gastric reflux is highly associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. A collapsing airway can lead to the stomach contents being drawn into the mouth where it pools and dissolves the back teeth. This can lead to the need for extensive dental intervention and put your life at risk due to the collapsing airway. Protecting your teeth and airway is a high priority at James Street Dentists.
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Thinking ahead Before you take your first steps into married life, ensure you put your best legs forward.
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Unfortunately, venous disease can be hereditary, so you might be needing to bring the mother of the bride along with you. It’s not uncommon for mothers and daughters to have concurrent appointments. If it isn’t your legs you are concerned about, you might need to use the wedding as an excuse to get your hubby-to-be to pay attention to himself before his veins worsen. A large number of males have bookings made by their better halves after years of putting up with complaints about the pain. “If you have left it too late to start treatment don’t despair, we can recommend spray tan for the special day. Our advice, however, would be if you really are concerned to come in before you plan to start a family.” THE LEG VEIN DOCTOR 465 MILTON RD, AUCHENFLOWER P 3720 9912 THELEGVEINDOCTOR.COM
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