PRESTIGE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
THE HEART OF BRISBANE Meet the heroes
helping our homeless
READY, SET, GOALS Fit fixes to get you motivated
SET THE PACE: OUR GUIDE TO TRACKSIDE SOPHISTICATION WITH CHANNEL 7
BRISBANE RACING CARNIVAL
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CONTENTS COVER STORIES 14 HEART OF BRISBANE Meet the heroes extending a helping hand to the homeless.
39 RICHES TO RACING Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival has set the trackside pace.
66 READY, SET, GOALS Fit fixes and healthy options to get you motivated this winter.
Showcase your feminine side this race day with soft colours, muted florals and lace detailing. Accentuate your look with a hint of Victorian charm.
Photography: Elisabeth Willis Videography: Surge Media Talent: Liz Cantor, Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador Hair and Makeup: Kelly Beer, Stefan Hair Fashions Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse LIZ WEARS: Manning Cartell Square Limits mini dress $989; Joli Boutique Silver spike and leather crown $180
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TO THE GREAT frustration of many of Style staff, I like to wait until the entire issue is paginated in “the bible” before I write my editor’s letter. Seeing and reading the issue the way you will experience it as a reader often gives me a fresh perspective. I hope you enjoy the changes we are introducing; after all, it is my job to make each issue come together in a different and even more exciting manner than the last. The prestigious and awe-inspiring racing season has taken hold of all our indulgent fantasies and made even the most sinful things seem angelic. With the #sevensins about to trot into action in Brisbane, I could not be more excited to share the secrets of the Brisbane Racing Carnival on our pages with ambassador Liz Cantor. Elsewhere in this issue, we profile some extraordinary Rio Games hopefuls and delve into Sportscraft’s patriotic uniform creation for the Australian team. We also chat to fashion talents Pip Edwards and Michael Lo Sordo, and showcase a few of our local loves, from delicious food to décor desires. It’s a privilege to publish a glossy magazine in Brisbane, and to have the ongoing support of advertisers, retailers and, of course, readers. From all of us here at Style, thank you for looking to us as your prestigious guide to Brisbane’s best. Join us for one hell of a ride.
GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston Why The Long Face
PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Sinclair (Johnston) Chardon-neigh
EDITORIAL EDITOR Christie Sutherland Nicki Mane-aj
SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Taviani Britney Spurs
JOURNALIST Candice Jackson Tortoise
JOURNALIST Hannah Doody Sarah Jessica Parker
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A DAY AT THE RACES Round up your best gal pals and experience racing in style! HAVE YOU ALWAYS wanted to experience an indulgent day out at the races with your best friends and all the champagne and canapés you could ever dream of? Well, thanks to Brisbane Racing Club and Style Magazines, you have the chance to win just that! Eight tickets to the Hamilton Lane Suites on Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies’ Oaks Day are up for grabs, and they could be yours. Start the day with some pampering and prepping with your closest friends. After all, half the fun of the races is the getting ready part, right? The fashion theme for Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies’ Oaks Day is “feminine”, so get ready to don your prettiest frocks and daintiest jewellery. Gents, it’s your chance to show off your personality with your fashion choices – don’t be afraid to incorporate a touch of pastel, check or floral. Take a walk down Hamilton Lane on the prestigious Eagle Farm days of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival. Just a short stroll from the track in the glamorous surrounds of the Ascot Enclosure, the Hamilton Lane Suites will offer you and your group a private reserved area in a marquee setting, which boasts a lively, social environment with opportunities for mingling in shared bar and tote facilities. As if the great vibes weren’t enough, the cocktail-style furnishings and delicious menu will have you and your gang feeling like celebrities. If this sounds like the day at the races you’ve always wanted, don’t wait! All you have to do is head to the Style Magazines website “Win” page and enter to be in the draw to win.
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With the cooler months setting in, the only thing that is getting me through the thought of winter is splurging on the most beautiful pieces money can buy. This month I’m taking a look at why it’s worth indulging in those luxe pieces from your wildest daydreams. It’s all about investment pieces, right?
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POWER OF MANY
From providing home-cooked meals to sanitary items and friendly conversation, these are the people extending a helping hand to Brisbane’s homeless, writes Hannah Doody.
IT’S A SITUATION that around one in 230 people across the country find themselves in: sleeping on the street, couch surfing, living rough, or taking refuge in a homeless hostel. No one plans this life for themselves; nor do they plan the complex range of issues that can lead them to this point. In 2013, homelessness was up 5.21 per cent from 2006, with nearly 20,000 people experiencing homelessness in Queensland according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These are the most recent statistics available, and if you think these numbers are astounding, with increasing costs of living and a rapidly booming population, it’s likely that the number of people experiencing homelessness is continuing to rise. In the midst of this, some special people in Brisbane are taking matters into their own hands to help out those less fortunate in any way they can. A year ago, when personal trainer Rochelle Courtenay heard that homeless women were making sanitary items out of anything they could get their hands on – from public toilet paper to newspapers and magazines – because they couldn’t afford to buy them, she knew she had to do something. Rochelle founded Share the Dignity, an organisation that supplies frontline workers with tampons and sanitary pads to deliver to the homeless women and domestic violence survivors of Australia. “I was saddened that many women had to choose between feeding their children and sanitary items, or that some girls living in poverty stay home from school during their period as their family can’t afford them,” says Rochelle. “The realisation that many women in our lucky country have to suffer this indignity was utterly shocking to me.” Starting as a small local movement in Sandgate, Share the Dignity gained momentum as support agencies such as shelters and refuges became aware of their cause – and it wasn’t long before MAY16
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THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN QUEENSLAND IN 2013. requests started coming through thick and fast from all over the country. Today, Share the Dignity provides 700 frontline services with a plethora of pads and tampons, and aimed to collect more than 500,000 sanitary items from more than 1000 points around Australia in April. “This is an issue all women face month in and month out, there is no end to the need for sanitary products,” says Rochelle. “We couldn’t not grow. We couldn’t turn our backs on the ladies in Darwin, remote communities, or capital cities across the country just because it wasn’t convenient or we weren’t equipped in the beginning to service such a huge demand.” Rochelle goes on to say, “Initially, our volunteers served as collection points from their own homes, and we now have businesses all across Australia who kindly offer a corner of their business space for our beautiful pink and white collection bins.” Rochelle understands that the work of Share the Dignity is “only a bandaid solution to a very big, complex web of issues that need to be addressed” involving affordable accommodation, more emergency accommodation, and awareness of the 1800RESPECT hotline to help women escape domestic violence. As such, a large focus of Rochelle’s work is centred on raising awareness around these issues, as well as campaigning to have the tampon tax dropped. Meanwhile, all around Brisbane, volunteers are rising early and working into the night to give blankets and home-cooked meals to the homeless through Eddie’s Van – a school initiative started by Edmund Rice Foundation CEO and ex-high school teacher Anthony Ryan in 1998. Boys in private school blazers are up at 4.30am to tend a food van, after which they trudge back to school, tired and reflective, to discuss what they have learned. For some, it’s just a break from routine, a slightly risky adventure into another life. For others, like Rohan Gallagher, it was pivotal. stylemagazines.com.au
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Now 25 and a commercial finance analyst at a communications and electronics company, Rohan continues to volunteer at Eddie’s Van, coordinating the van on Tuesday evenings. Rohan explains that he feels more passionately about giving his time and energy at a time in his life when he doesn’t have a lot of money. Hot meals are provided, but Rohan says the real sustenance is the warm company and conversation. “Eddie’s Van doesn’t necessarily solve the homeless problem,” says Rohan. “Many of the patrons are homeless for reasons that we can’t solve, such as drug addiction and mental illness. To me, the great thing is that we can ease the burden of a life below the line by sharing our stories and listening to theirs.” Rohan tells a story of a man who frequents the van regularly. Always extremely agitated, the man is believed to have a mental condition such as severe paranoid schizophrenia. This particular time, he was unusually on edge. Something had obviously happened to “set him off” – he’d had a bad night and was aggressive towards a couple of the volunteers. One of the team members, Jim, started talking to him over some food, and soon the man calmed right down and started joking around – “He was actually enjoying himself!” Later, Jim explained to Rohan that he could see a part of himself in the man, and if Jim didn’t have the health and opportunities he had in his life, he could see himself in the same situation. For Rohan, that was a true Eddie’s Van experience. 15
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WELCOME TO SURGE
Style caught up with national award-winning creative agency Surge Media to experience a day in the life of this evolving web and video production house.
They joke that their days begin with soulful renditions of Kumbaya.. coffee is what really gets this creative bunch going.
8AM: Walk through the doors of Surge Media and you’ll no doubt be greeted by a flurry of activity. Due to the studio’s location (inside a converted church) clients often comment if they have to make a confession or pray. Despite its religious exterior this building provides one of the best collaborative creative hubs in Brisbane. 9AM: Over in the web department, the team unapologetically flings around terms such as “SEO”, “e-commerce” and “headless architecture”. Graphic designer and prized Italian import Alessandro is perfecting the final touches on his latest digital design. And it’s just a typical day for the video production team, with castings, scriptwriting, organising props and planning future shoots all on the agenda. 10.30AM: It’s team meeting time. While their day began with wheatgrass shots and soulful renditions of Kumbaya, coffee mixed with originality is what really gets this creative bunch going. 12PM: Surge Media likes to do things differently, and the local Vietnamese street food favourite is only a few pedals away. That’s right – they collect their lunch on a bright green branded pushbike. It’s an environmentallyconscious marketing investment that encourages physical activity. Genius. 1PM: The team takes some time to check and update their various online platforms. They’re keen to engage with their audience and maintain a strong social media presence – it’s a full-time job here! The team consistently produces blog posts relevant to the industry and Brisbane community. One of their most recent posts focuses on the lack of boundary-pushing murals in Brisbane and how that impacts our visual landscape. 3PM: At other workplaces, most people would be exhausted by a long and busy day. Many would be rushing out for a sugar-filled snack to fuel their last few hours of work. Surge Media’s creative director, Ben Trowse, calls for an impromptu ping-pong match to pep things up. No one seems surprised by Ben’s energetic offer; in the blink of an eye, web developers Alex and Hector are battling it out. It’s an image in stark contrast with society’s preconceived notions about geeky computer guys, but that’s Surge Media for you. They do things differently. SURGE MEDIA 208 LOGAN RD, WOOLLOONGABBA P 3137 1171 SURGEMEDIA.COM.AU
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GAME ON! With the Rio Games just a few months away, our Aussie athletes are hard at work, writes Sarah Taviani. AS THE OPENING Ceremony draws ever closer, Australia’s representatives are feverishly preparing for their team or individual sports. And they all have one thing in common: they want to win a gold medal at the Games. It’s in our blood to barrack for those who don the green and gold but so often we don’t actually know the people representing our country. Here’s your chance to learn all about some of the athletes you’ll be cheering for come August. Rhys Howden, captain of the Aussie Sharks men’s water polo team, has been to the Games twice before – Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. “Each time has been so different and I know Rio will be too,” says Rhys. “I feel this time around I have a lot more experience and the key is to accept the things I can’t control. You can’t worry about everything all the time.” Danielle Prince is no stranger to high-pressure environments: she is the only rhythmic gymnast in history to have represented Australia at six World Championships, and she competed in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014. On being chosen for the Rio Games, Danielle says, “Words can’t describe how happy I was when I found out. There is a lot of hard work to 20
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be done between now and August but I am soaking up the whole experience as these Games will be my first and last.” Bronwen Knox helped Australia win the bronze medal for women’s water polo in 2008 and 2012. Her 12 goals earned her the title of third leading scorer in the tournament. “Putting on the green and gold and having an entire nation supporting you is amazing,” says Bronwen. “While [water polo] may not be the most popular sport, during the Games the support from home comes in tidal waves.” While Bronwen would love to stand on the podium with a gold medal around her neck, she knows that Rio could possibly be her last appearance at the Games. “My greatest hope would be that I finish the Games off with absolutely no regrets,” Bronwen says. “That I leave absolutely everything I can in the water and walk away knowing I’ve played the best polo I’m capable of.” What’s their advice for hopeful young athletes? “What you put in is what you get out. If you want to achieve greatness, you have to work hard at it,” says Rhys. “The only thing that matters is that you pick
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yourself up, brush it off and try again,” says Danielle. “It’s about shaking off adversity, overcoming negativity, being positive, persistent and resourceful.” And Bronwen’s advice? “Follow what you are passionate about – what drives you, what excites you, what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. If you don’t put everything you’ve got into pursuing your dreams, you’ll always be wondering ‘What if?’” READ MORE ONLINE
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It’s tea time! On a chilly day, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of awesomeness, writes Sarah Taviani. IF YOU’RE LOOKING for some fun new flavours to try, these ones might just be your cup of tea. THE LITERARY TEA CO. This adorable Etsy store features tea inspired by various authors such as C.S. Lewis, William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. Perfect for curling up with a good book! Best of all, this company is based in Sydney so you get to support a small Australian business. VINTAGE TEAWORKS This company is passionate about two things: tea and wine. So why not have the best of both worlds? Vintage TeaWorks’ range celebrates the unique characteristics of wine and tea in flavours such as Green Tea Sauvignon, Black Tea Merlot and Oolong Chardonnay.
ADAGIO TEAS If you’re a fan of, well, anything, then Adagio Teas has a blend for you! TV shows, movies, comics and bands – they all have their own range from various stockists. Fancy a taste from A Galaxtea Far, Far Away? Or perhaps you’d like to sit back and relax with a cup of Magnum from Zoolander? Adagio has everything from A to Z.
WEST END TEA CO. If you’re looking for organic loose leaf tea or premium tea bags, look no further than the delicious flavours of West End Tea Co. This locallyowned and operated organic tea company has been going strong in Brisbane since 2012. Yes, THAT West End! How’s that for some local flavour? READ MORE ONLINE
INNER-CITY LIVING Park Waterfront’s lifestyle continues beyond the front door with the very best of the city’s urban scene at your fingertips. LOCATED IN THE highly sought-after Mirvac development, leading Place Estate Agent Simone Weigall’s property at Park Waterfront is an opportunity for an inner-city lifestyle change. From shopping on James Street to Brisbane’s best dining and trend-setting bars, the exciting pulse and cosmopolitan flavour of the city can be enjoyed at your own convenience. Conveniently located close to the Brisbane Riverwalk and Gasworks precinct, this spacious and light-filled apartment overlooks beautifullymanicured parklands across to the Brisbane River. The two-bedroom apartment features a luxurious
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ARTISAN TREATS A new café offering quality kitchen-door food and sweets has arrived in Hendra. TUCKED AWAY OPPOSITE Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse, you’ll find the rustic timber façade, black and white awnings and astro turf seats of Le Caffe, which is serving up unique cakes and sweets to customers from all over Brisbane. Le Caffe may be the most recent venture of Le Cake, but these delicious treats have graced the plates of many cafés, restaurants, hotels and caterers over the last 21 years. Now, Le Caffe is your door to the Le Cake kitchen. As well as their stunning range of cakes and sweets, Le Caffe sells gourmet artisan pies, sausage rolls, and breakfast wraps all day;
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STRIP, STRIP, HOORAY! The Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is bringing her decadent show Down Under for the first time, writes Emmy-Lou McKean.
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SHE’S FAMOUS FOR her extravagant productions of sophisticated striptease and riotous comedy. Now, the ravenhaired 43-year-old will travel to Australia to perform her Strip, Strip, Hooray! show for the first time. The decadent performance includes a revamped version of Von Teese’s iconic Martini Glass routine, complete with an opulent life-sized cocktail glass embellished with more than 250,000 Swarovski crystals. Dita Von Teese also boasts that her show-stopping cast is the crème de la crème of modern burlesque. It will come as no surprise that sell-out shows have already been predicted. The limited VIP tickets will likely be snatched up by dedicated burlesque fans. Each VIP ticket includes a coveted souvenir gift and group photo op with the queen herself. Strip, Strip, Hooray! will play at The Tivoli this June as part of Dita Von Teese’s Australian tour. TICKETMASTER.COM.AU
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Experimenting with painting on the pages of Vogue, Jess Cochrane’s artistic style combines portrait photography and expressionism. THIS MONTH, THE Brisbane Powerhouse will host Jess Cochrane’s first solo exhibition, FearLess. Style spent some time with Jess to explore the intricacies of the colourful world of her work. What techniques do you use in creating your art? My favourite technique has been producing large, gestural paint marks with a scrubbing brush and a broom from Bunnings. How did you come up with the name for your “FearLess” exhibition? The play on words acts as a reminder to live without the fear of judgement and fully embrace yourself rather than worrying about fitting into a mould. Diversity and flaws are good. Are there any thoughts or feelings that you want to provoke through your paintings? The artworks are designed to shed light on the effects that advertising, consumerism, popular culture and art history have had on the mental state of today’s society. My work is a visual response to my personal experience with that feeling. This response allows my audience to question beauty while simultaneously stylemagazines.com.au
presenting an opportunity to change the conversation. Where do you draw your inspiration from? My friends and the people I meet. People are so incredible and I find the character of individuals to be a very fascinating thing.
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CREATORS OF COMMUNITY UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN living under a rock for the last few years, it’s likely you’ve shopped or eaten at, or at least heard of the many businesses run by Ben and Nick Chiu. The two brothers, aged 28 and 32 respectively, are Brisbane-born and raised. It all started 10 years ago, when Nick returned from an overseas trip with the inspiration to create a tiny streetwear boutique called Apartment. “A six-month stint in New York during university was enough time for the streetwear bug to bite,” says Ben. “I was only 18; we’d both been working in retail and knew it was the next move for us.” The boys are constantly inspired by their travels and by the people around them.
“Our circle is full of inspiring individuals and movements that span food, music, art and fashion,” says Nick. Being immersed in such multifaceted creativity, the boys were compelled to begin hosting music pop-up parties under A Love Supreme in 2012. Not long after, they tried their hands at hospitality. “Ben’s Burgers was something that was cooking for a while,” says Nick. “With the store and the music events, we felt the only thing missing was a local hang to just chill out.” Their most recent venture, The Bleachers in West End, is an extension of the Ben’s Burgers concept but in an “even bigger space in an area that already has a great sense of community.”
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From Apartment to A Love Supreme, Ben’s Burgers and The Bleachers, these two young entrepreneurs are fostering a unique scene in Brisbane, writes Hannah Doody.
Here you’ll find American-style burgers, fried chicken, local beers and soft serve ice-cream. But Nick says it’s not just about creating trendy, successful venues: it’s the people they meet along the way that make it most gratifying. “When someone comes through and really feels the same, like it’s made their quality of life better, even just for a moment – that’s the best.” READ MORE ONLINE THEBLEACHERS.CO BENSBURGERS.COM.AU APTMNT.MYSHOPIFY.COM ALOVESUPREME.CO
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A DATE WITH NATURE This fashion collaboration is wearable art at its best, writes Leith Wilson. CUTTING-EDGE MELBOURNE LABEL Gorman has teamed up with Australian-born visual artist Fred Fowler to create a collection that can only be described as breathtaking. The Geology collection, boasting playful prints in flattering cuts and styles, was photographed at the Melbourne Museum’s Forest Gallery, a native Australian flora and fauna forest enclosed within the clean cool lines of the museum. Lisa Gorman, founder of the Gorman label, describes the living forest setting as the equivalent of a speed date with nature. “You’re in the middle of the city, all urban and concrete, then presto! stylemagazines.com.au
You step out of city life for 15 minutes and you’re in the rainforest,” she says. Fred Fowler’s love for abstract, layered style shines through his nature-inspired work with names such as Endangered and Extinction. This never-ending love affair with nature is prevalent in the 43-piece collection, with various elements from Fowler’s artwork appearing on a variety of fabrics and garments. From funky totes to metallic skirts and patterned shift dresses, the collaboration between Fred Fowler and Gorman has resulted in a stunning collection that is the epitome of wearable art. 27
TEA PARTY This Mother’s Day, treat Mum to a classy, ladies’ day out at Brisbane Marriott Hotel. HAVE YOU LEFT your Mother’s Day plans to the last minute? Brisbane Marriott Hotel has you covered with a selection of Mother’s Day events that will keep you in the good books all year long. Offering a level of luxury, quality service and a slick, modern space like no other, the Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Bar & Grill gives you the choice of a breakfast buffet, seafood buffet lunch. Or, splash out with a little high tea and cupcake decorating for Mum’s special day in the Grand Ballroom. From 7am to 11am, treat Mum to her choice of a scrumptious hot or cold buffet with brekky favourites such as eggs Benedict, pancakes and waffles to name a few. If your mum loves a lazy lunch, spoil her with a succulent hot and cold seafood buffet
between 12.30pm and 3.30pm. She can even complement her meal with a selection of chilled wines from the wine buffet or indulge in a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. A high tea-style dessert buffet will top off your lunch and is sure to secure you the coveted favourite child status. If you’re looking for a decadent experience that Mum will never forget, you can’t go past Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s delightfully sweet and savoury high tea, where every mum will get a complimentary glass of bubbles. You can decorate some of your tasty treats to your liking with an assortment of frostings and sprinkles. So Mum really can have her cake and eat it too!
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Grab your treats from the snack bar, find your seat and mute your phone; Sarah Taviani has the top picks of May’s new-release movies. MAY 5 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 Mac and Kelly were ready to pack up and head to the suburbs… and then a sorority moved in next door. Get ready for hilarity, vicious pranks and (most importantly) Zefron. FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Starring Meryl Streep, this biopic about the notoriously bad opera singer will delight and horrify. MAY 12 BASTILLE DAY Idris Elba and Richard Madden? Need I say more? OK, fine. A young con artist and former CIA agent embarking on an anti-terrorist mission in France. WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Kim Baker (Tina Fey) wants out of a dull job and relationship. And she wants to blow things up.
So she heads to Afghanistan as a war correspondent. It’s the obvious choice. MAY 19 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE The god-like first mutant, Apocalypse, wakes after thousands of years, intent on creating a new world order. It’s mutant against mutant in a race to save mankind from complete destruction. MAY 26 THE NICE GUYS In 1977 LA, a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and an enforcer (Russell Crowe) are investigating a missing girl and the death of a porn star when they uncover a shocking criminal conspiracy.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Alice Kingsleigh returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Is it anything like the book? Probably not. Will it be amazing? Probably yes. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE When a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush, a national manhunt is organised. But do they want to be found? With script and direction by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) this movie is a must-see for fans of dark comedy. READ MORE ONLINE
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BITE, SIP, STROLL When it comes to food, it’s best to have a little bit of everything, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. celebrating our most interesting culinary hubs,” Ben explains. “As Brisbane locals who have eaten our way through most of the city’s top restaurants, we thought it made sense to host the inaugural event in our home city,” he adds. The Bite Sip Stroll event has space for a limited number of guests, with the party split into four groups on the day. Make sure you grab a ticket to ensure that you’ll be biting, sipping and strolling your way through Brisbane’s best.
BITE SIP STROLL is a first-of-its-kind food and wine event that will launch this June, offering foodlovers a curated selection of dishes designed by the head chefs of renowned Brisbane restaurants Esquire, Restaurant Two, Saké and Urbane, with the Wine Selectors’ tasting panel pairing wine for each course. The event will commence at 1pm on Saturday, June 4; over the course of the afternoon, attendees will stroll along Brisbane’s riverfront boardwalk, visiting each of the four restaurants for a bite of a unique meal and a sip of a delicious, carefully-selected wine pairing. Inspired by European dining culture, this event is the brainchild of three Brisbane-based professionals and food-lovers: siblings Ben Daly and Carly Griffin, along with Ben’s partner, Maddy Magi-Prowse. “We wanted to create a moving, scrumptious adventure right here in Australia, exploring and
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THE BEST OF WEST END From quirky boutiques to bustling bars, immerse yourself in the eclectic melting pot of cultures that is West End. Stroll the weekend markets, where aspiring designers and organic grocers showcase their wares, or spend an afternoon exploring the hidden shops and cosy cafés this vibrant suburb has to offer. READ MORE ONLINE
ALL THINGS GROOMING HEROES AND VILLAINS Barbers offers a broad range of grooming services for the men in your life. Director Tim Hanlon is passionate about providing his clients with amazing cuts and shaves every single time. Tailoring each haircut to suit the client’s needs, Tim makes sure the lifestyle and personality of each client is considered, not just the current trends. Heroes and Villains is more than just a haircut – it’s an experience. Relax over a cold beer, soak up the friendly vibes and leave feeling great. HEROES AND VILLAINS BARBERS 187 MELBOURNE ST, WEST END P 3844 5129 HVBARBERS.COM
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LOCK IT IN AT YOUR NEW LOCAL If you’re on the market for a local meeting hub, put Lock’n’Load at the top of your list for your afterwork drinks. Overlooking the heart of West End, Lock’n’Load – celebrating its 10th birthday – showcases the best local bands and a bustling atmosphere. Take a seat in their lush courtyard and get lost in the ambience of this hidden gem, the first of its kind in this part of town. This location is perfect for informal get-togethers and functions alike. LOCK’N’LOAD BISTRO 142 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3844 0142 LOCKNLOADBISTRO.COM.AU
CAKE & BAKE The most recent venture from Jocelyn Hancock, Cake & Bake is a speciality patisserie and quality food store in West End. With handmade tarts, cakes, pastries, salads and coffee on offer, Cake & Bake uses only the highest quality local ingredients such as Stanthorpe apples, freerange eggs and honey from Jocelyn’s own hive. Enjoy a takeaway cake, or browse the range of beautiful, local produce in their food store. Trading hours are 7.30am-5pm Tuesday to Friday, and 6.30am-2pm Saturdays. CAKE & BAKE 296 MONTAGUE RD, WEST END P 3844 1088 CAKEANDBAKE.CO
A TASTE OF ASIA WITH AN AIRY, industrial-chic vibe, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the heart of Thailand whenever you visit Chop Chop Changs. A pan-Asian restaurant specialising in authentic Thai cuisine, Chop Chop Changs’ aromatic curry pastes, dressings and sauces are all made form scratch, and the majority of their fresh produce is sourced locally. Keep an eye out for a new lunch menu launching soon, as well as a brand-new breakfast menu to tempt your tastebuds! CHOP CHOP CHANGS 185 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3846 7746 CHOPCHOPCHANGS.COM.AU
FROM BODY TO SPIRIT CORE YOGA WEST End has been offering cutting-edge yoga to southern city dwellers for 13 years. Physical yoga practice may begin on the mat, but as more people continue to embrace yoga’s wellness tradition, it’s clear that the benefits of yoga carry into your daily life. The team at Core Yoga believes that when you’re relaxed, healthy, fit and part of a supportive community, other aspects of your life become radiant. Core Yoga offers thorough, anatomically-based yoga and holistic physiotherapy in a boutique setting, with the goal to deliver modern, relevant health information that leaves room for individual differences. CORE YOGA WEST END 5/72 VULTURE ST, WEST END P 3846 4335 COREYOGASTUDIOS.COM.AU
ARE YOU A FORGETFUL TRAVELLER? Before you jet off on an adventure, we’ve rounded up the things you should never forget in an easy-to-follow checklist. AN AMAZING TRAVEL experience you’ve been looking forward to can quickly turn ugly and stressful if you forget something super important. Here are some of the top things you should never, ever forget: EXTRA MEMORY Imagine your disappointment when you try to take a once-in-a-lifetime photo and have insufficient memory on your phone or camera. Before you leave, make sure you clear out your device and pack some extra memory cards for your camera. It’s also a good idea to take an external hard drive to store the excess travel photos and videos. YOUR TOOTHBRUSH Bad breath on a long-haul flight? No thanks. If you realise you’ve forgotten your toothbrush on the way to Brisbane airport, Skygate’s Woolworths is open 24 hours! Don’t forget the toothpaste!
MORE MONEY THAN YOU NEED Money, money, money: the more the better, but never, ever store it in one space! Get cash exchanged before you travel and store it in various places on your body and in your luggage. Preloaded travel cards with chips are also beneficial as you can avoid the hefty exchange rates while you’re travelling. PRE-LOADED GOOGLE MAPS You can’t always rely on free wi-fi and a legible map while travelling, so you might want to learn how to use Google Maps offline. Yes, offline. Search the city you’d like to access from the Google Maps app and tap “download”. Voilà!
LUGGAGE FROM THIS CENTURY When was the last time you upgraded your luggage? If you’ve got a two-wheeler canvas stitched bag, you might want to consider an upgrade. Suitcases with four wheels are SO much easier to use, especially when you’re hurrying to the gate. You also want a suitcase that’s light but durable and that will keep your things safe while travelling. Don’t waste precious weight on a hefty bag! READ MORE ONLINE SKYGATE THE CIRCUIT, BRISBANE AIRPORT SKYGATE.COM.AU
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MAY RACES TO RICHES SAT 14 The UBET BTC Cup Day is the first event to kick off this year’s Brisbane Racing Carnival. Doomben will welcome punters for a day full of bright and bold colour.
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GLUTEN-FREE FOODIE SAT 14-SUN 15 The two-day Gluten Free Food Expo is an annual celebration of 60 of Australia’s best gluten-free food producers, MasterChef cooking demonstrations, and keynote presentations. Tickets from $10. BRISBANETICKETS.COM.AU
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SUIT OF CHANGE THURS 19 On Thursday, May 19, Suit of Change Day will help donate preloved men’s clothing to those in need. The official cocktail party will be held at George’s Bar and Bistro from 5.30pm. SUITOFCHANGE.COM.AU
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From award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir and Expressions Dance Company comes a story of life-changing moments. This special return season will take place at the QPAC Playhouse. QPAC.COM.AU
WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT SAT 21 Regarded as the greatest theatrical villain of all time, Shakespeare’s Richard III is set to get the royal treatment. Presented by La Boite Theatre Company, this is a story of rampant revenge.
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Paniyiri Greek Festival will return to South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary with an unforgettable weekend of entertainment, culture and feasting. PANIYIRI.COM
ARTS AND MARKETS FRIDAY 27-28 St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School will host its biennial festival highlighting the work of professional and emerging artisans and performers. Browse a variety of market stalls for food and wine.
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WHEN TIME STOPS A hypnotic and breathtaking story comes to life and makes us question everything we know. YOUR LIFE FLASHES before your eyes. All the difficult situations, the intensely private moments no one else knew about and every little detail that made you who you are. Do you like what you see? Expressions Dance Company and award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir explore this concept in a breathtaking production of When Time Stops. Expressions Dance Company’s most ambitious work to date, When Time Stops brings together 20 dancers to tell the story of a woman coming to terms with her life in the moments before her death. It’s an achingly personal yet intensely dramatic portrayal of new love, loss, tragedy and longing, set to Iain Grandage’s Helpmann Awardwinning score. The heart-wrenching music will be performed live on stage stylemagazines.com.au
by Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Camerata of St John’s. The Playhouse at QPAC will be home to the return season of this highly-celebrated collaboration. Design by Bill Haycock and lighting by David Walters will further enhance the hypnotic nature of the emotional production. EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY LEVEL 3/420 BRUNSWICK ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3257 4222 EXPRESSIONSDANCE COMPANY.ORG.AU
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ICE ROYALTY Frozen’s Anna and Elsa join a royal cast for the newest Disney On Ice show coming to Brisbane this June. YOU’VE SEEN THE movie, you’ve heard the songs a million times and you’ve bought all the merchandise for the little princesses and princes in your life. Now, get ready to watch their little hearts melt all over again when they see the real-life Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen in Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival. If you’re more of an old-school Disney fan, you can also look forward to some of your classic favourites, with The Little Mermaid’s Ariel, Beauty and the Beast’s Belle and Rapunzel from Tangled all taking starring roles. Producer Juliette Feld says Magical Ice Festival will feature a fresh new spin on how the Disney stories are presented. It also marks the very first time that Academy Award-winning animated film Frozen will come to life on ice in Australia. “In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like Frozen,” says Juliette. “The most exciting part of bringing characters like Anna and Elsa to the ice for the first time is knowing that they have a powerful and inspiring message that resonates with audiences as the sisters discover the true meaning of love.” Audiences will journey through four magical worlds, each with its own feeling, colour and characters. Be prepared for a winter show like no other when Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival heads our way this June. We can’t wait! The cold never bothered us anyway.
Let the sing-along commence! Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore..
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Cheese, creativity and a few bubbles...
Commissioned artwork In home design consultation • Adult | Children art classes
Limited edition prints Customised framing • Gallery hanging systems
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Push the boundaries of
traditional racewear with a fashion-forward look. Keep it edgy with bold prints and eastern influences. HARDY BROTHERS DOOMBEN CUP DAY
LIZ WEARS: Manning Cartell Three Dimensions dress $699; Sass & Bide Gracious glow necklace $290; Tony Bianco Leola tan kid suede heel $179.95; Joli Boutique Toffee leather percher $330
A monochromatic ensemble of black, white and red with interesting textures is a classic for the most prestigious race day.
AAMI STRADBROKE DAY
The first day of Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival will set off in bold colour. Rich winter tones, strong magenta with
shades of burgundy
will be the popular choice.
UBET BTC CUP DAY
LIZ WEARS: Veronika Maine Embroidered lace dress $349, Fold over tassel clutch $159; Tony Bianco Latina seude heel $199.95; Meredith McMaster Millinery Copper flower tiara $350
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre stockists: Manning Cartell p 3378 0443 | Sass & Bide p 3378 7563 | Tony Bianco p 3378 6261 Max & Co. p 3162 9156 | Saba p 3378 4774 | Veronika Maine p 3878 6500 Millinery stockists: Ascot Hats p 0439 872 821 | Meredith McMaster Millinery p 0421 049 992 | Joli Boutique p 3268 6135
LIZ WEARS: Max & Co. Corolla skirt in jacquard with fringe $570, Jacquard t-shirt with fringe $370; Ascot Hats Witch fascinator $590
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BRISBANE’S NEW BAR SOARS 30 STOREYS ABOVE THE CITY. HERITAGE FLAVOURS The Sazerac is the oldest known American cocktail, hailing from a New Orleans apothecary in 1838. In its early days, the cocktail was made on Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters, earning it the title of the first ever “branded” cocktail as well. In 1873, the cocktail was slightly altered, replacing the French brandy with American rye whiskey and a dash of absinthe. Years later, the Sazerac was immortalised as the official cocktail of New Orleans.
MONDAY MALTS 25% off whiskey, including our signature Sazerac flavour
WEDNESDAY PLATES WITH MATES Buy any two share plates and get your third share plate free!
LET YOUR HAIR DOWN With a tipple to suit every palate, Sazerac’s inventive drinks menu is all about celebrating the evolution of the cocktail. An extensive range of international top shelf whiskeys, bourbons and gins graces the shelves of Sazerac, as well as French champagnes, New World wines and a considered range of beers. Every flavour is accounted for, from light and sweet to strong and spicy. Our cocktail picks? The Signature Sazerac, Bloomsbury Punch and the Spicy Lychee. 42
THURSDAY WINE DOWN Enjoy a selection of three premium white wines, three premium red wines and a sparkling wine for just $10 per glass
FRIDAY EATS AND BEATS Slide into the weekend with Sazerac’s resident DJ, plus complimentary canapés from 5pm-6pm MAY16
TANTALISE THE TASTEBUDS The food on offer at Sazerac is nothing short of exotic, with the kitchen pumping out dishes using familiar flavours in new and exciting ways. The menu is designed to share and be paired with the carefullycurated drinks list, always allowing you to keep one hand free to clutch the allimportant cocktail.
MIXOLOGY MOTHER’S DAY ENJOY A SKY HIGH TEA $49 per person including a glass of sparkling wine or... $59 per person including a glass of Mumm Champagne
Perched 30 storeys above Four Points by Sheraton on Mary Street, Sazerac is Brisbane’s highest bar, offering spectacular views of the city’s CBD and beyond. Sazerac is the newest addition to Brisbane’s rooftop bar scene and is the perfect location to catch up with friends in the evening, indulge in a drink with your colleagues or just enjoy an expertly-made cocktail. Take in the views on a relaxed afternoon and watch the city illuminate as night sets in.
Signature Sazerac BRINGING SOME OLDWORLD CLASS INTO THE 21ST CENTURY, THIS COCKTAIL PAYS HOMAGE TO CREATOR ANTOINE AMÉDÉE PEYCHAUD. EVEN AFTER MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF MIXOLOGY, THE ORIGINAL NEW ORLEANS RECIPE OF RYE WHISKEY, PEYCHAUD'S BITTERS AND ABSINTHE REMAINS THE FAVOURITE FLAVOUR. IT’S THIS POTENT COMBINATION THAT MAKES SAZERAC’S SIGNATURE SIP. SAZERAC, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LEVEL 30, 111 MARY ST, BRISBANE
Whatâ€™s Hot - AT -
Ben Sherman, p 3012 7527
If youâ€™re looking for inspiration for your Winter Racing Carnival wardrobe, this edit is all you need. Black is the new black; turn to emerald, navy and splashes of deep purple to add colour.
Lace it up EMBRACE STYLE AND elegance with a lacy LBD. A high collar and long sleeves set the perfect tone for your new winter wardrobe. Veronika Maine, p 3210 0990
Dinosaur Designs, p 3210 1230
new metals ACCENTUATE YOUR STYLE with these metallic must-haves. A unique statement piece from Dinosaur Designs is the perfect finishing touch for any look.
IMPRESS DARE TO GO bare in a race day-ready manner, exposing a single shoulder. A thigh-high split will add another element of sexy sophistication.
Peter Sheppard, p 3221 7227 Sheike, p 3007 7230
HOT TO TROT STAND OUT FROM the crowd with some fancy footwear. Opt for a slightly thicker heel over a stiletto and your shoes will fare better on the grass.
DON’T FANCY A fascinator? Forgo traditional millinery and complete your look with a hat. You’ll also be far more likely to wear it again.
THE DAPPER GENT will arrive in a well-fitting three-piece creation, and though it is arguably on-trend, he will never appear sans socks. Peter Jackson, p 3236 2334
French Connection, p 3012 7938
MASCULINE THE SUIT COLOUR of the season is a suave navy. Made for the skin tone of most men, it’s a fashionable alternative to an overly-formal black. Mix your prints for max effect.
Swarovski, p 3012 8955
ALL THAT GLITTERS is certainly gold on the circuit this season. Pick a winner with opulent costume jewels.
Rodd and Gunn, p 3211 8045
BET ON IT
new shape houndstooth revival
THE ULTIMATE MONO print is making a marvellous comeback. Jump on this trend early and claim your fashion victory as a trendsetter.
IT’S NO SECRET that suede is the texture to treat yourself to this season. We love this demure design from Sambag.
Cue, p 3210 0777
TOUGHEN UP A feminine look with an easy-to-wear leather biker jacket. Wear it across your shoulders for instant street cred.
Sambag, p 3210 0217
BAG IT UP KEEP HOLD OF your possessions and opt for a bag with a strap. It’ll add an extra element to your outfit, and you won’t forget to take it home after a champagne or two! Coach, p 3012 7398
Seed Heritage, p 3012 7749
FROCKS AND FILLIES The stakes are high so get ready to shine at Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day! IN CELEBRATION OF the first Tattersall’s Cup, which was held 151 years ago, The Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day will return as part of the 2016 Winter Racing Carnival. Tattersall’s Racing Club will make its historical return to Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday, June 25 for one of the most popular racing events of the year. With more than $1 million in prize stakes, the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day is one of the biggest days in the Winter Racing Carnival and a highlight of the racing calendar. The Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara, as well as the Group Three WJ Healy Stakes, will
also be held on the day providing an abundance of opportunities for eager punters to place a bet. The popular Fashions on the Field competition will return with the best of winter racing fashion, a new judging panel and exciting prizes. Hospitality options are selling quickly and general admission tickets are also available for purchase online at a discounted rate of $20 per person. Don’t forget – gates open on the day at 10.30am! Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day is Brisbane’s premier race day and the ultimate winter event you can’t afford to miss.
TICKETS GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO TATTERSALL’S CLUB TIARA RACE DAY CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE FOR $20 OR AT THE GATE FOR $25.
Tattersall’s Racing Club, Queensland’s Premier Racing Club, makes a historic return to the newly refurbished Eagle Farm Racecourse in 2016
Tiara Race Day S AT U R D A Y 2 5 J U N E 2 0 1 6
Enjoy the final race day of the Queensland Winter Carnival featuring live entertainment, fashions on the field and a comprehensive racing program, including the Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara and the 151st edition of the Carlton Draught Tattersall’s Cup.
P A C K A G E S A R E N O W AVA I L A B L E Visit www.tattersallsclub.com.au/race-club for more information. TattersallsRacingClub
STYLE | FASHION
ADORNED THROUGH THE AGES
SIMPLICITY Your 30s are a time of engagements, weddings and establishing life-long partners. Simplicity and elegance is key: invest in timeless pieces such as a classic diamond and fine silver.
The team at Robert White Jewellers shares the picks of the jewellery trends for any age this season.
18ct white gold oval cut diamond double halo ring $4,900, 18ct white gold 1ct diamond pendant and omega $18,300
A pretty yet edgy take on a classic look, rose gold is undoubtedly the biggest trend in jewellery right now. Experiment with fun, sophisticated trends in your 20s, incorporating diamonds and multiple bands for something different. 18ct rose gold and diamond Art Deco style rings $1,500-$1,700, 18ct rose gold and diamond set bangle $5,500
SINCE 1878, THE TEAM AT ROBERT WHITE JEWELLERS HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO DESIGNING AND HAND-MAKING DIAMOND AND PRECIOUS STONE JEWELLERY. EACH PIECE IS INDIVIDUALLY HAND-DRAWN AND DESIGNED BEFORE BEING BROUGHT TO LIFE BY IN-HOUSE MASTER JEWELLERS, WHO PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE CUT, COLOUR AND CLARITY OF THE GEMS. ROBERT, A QUALIFIED GOLDSMITH, WORKS WITH HIS STAFF (INCLUDING HIS CHILDREN, HANNAH AND JAMES) TO CREATE UNIQUE HANDMADE JEWELLERY AND RESTORE PRECIOUS VINTAGE PIECES FOR THE WEARER TO TREASURE FOREVER.
COLOUR Who said your 40s have to be boring? It’s time to have more fun than ever and experiment with bold, vibrant jewels that will make a statement. Beautiful stones of ruby, sapphire and emerald will inject some fun into your collection. 18ct white gold natural emerald and diamond earrings $16,900, 18ct white gold tanzanite and diamond cocktail ring $8,800, 18ct white gold blue zircon, tsavorite garnet and diamond triple halo ring $5,900
50 AND OVER:
HEIRLOOM PIECES Once you reach 50, it’s time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. Heirloom and antique pieces will hold sentimental value, so ensure they are treasured. 18ct white gold round brilliant cut diamond Art Deco style ring $11,500, 18ct white gold Australian South Sea pearl and diamond pendant and omega $10,700
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LADIES WHO LUNCH Saké Restaurant & Bar is hosting the ultimate special for ladies who lunch, writes Christie Sutherland. FOR MOST OF us, lunch is usually a not-soglamorous variation of a takeaway salad and a double shot coffee. Not this time! When a few Stylers were treated to a lunch get-together, it was far removed from the daily lunch al desko. Saké Restaurant & Bar at Eagle Street Pier is the place to be, especially with a ladies’ lunch special each weekend that will put the sparkle into everyone’s social calendar. We highly suggest you dress up, get that blowout and show off your Birkin (insert dream bag here). Gather the girls on Saturdays and Sundays for your choice of a six-course set menu with a glass of bubbles until 2.30pm ($59 per person), or an indulgent two-hour bottomless bubbles package
THANK MUM WITH
($110 per person) to make it all the more fun. These ladies’ lunches are available to book for groups of four or more. We start with steamed edamame and then enjoyed some of Saké’s signature dishes, including kingfish jalapeño with yuzu soy, steamed prawn shumai, Japanese eggplant with miso, and the chef’s special selection of sushi, which left our tastebuds in food heaven. You won’t be disappointed with this exciting date. And who can pass up an opportunity to hang out with their girlfriends? SAKÉ RESTAURANT & BAR LEVEL 1, 45 EAGLE STREET PIER, BRISBANE P 3015 0557 SAKERESTAURANT.COM.AU
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STYLE | FASHION Pia Muehlenbeck
PIA AND HER BOYFRIEND, KANE, DECIDED TO TAKE THE PLUNGE INTO THE UNKNOWN AND BUILD A BLOGGING EMPIRE TOGETHER.
#GIRLBOSS From corporate law to internet entrepreneur, Pia Muehlenbeck is taking over the social media game one selfie at a time, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. WHILE STUDYING LAW at university and blogging about health in her spare time, Pia Muehlenbeck’s social media following began to skyrocket. Intent on taking her hobby to the next level, Pia began to focus on Finding the Finer, a blog filled with “your daily dose of tropical luxe”. Eventually, Pia and her boyfriend, Kane Vato, decided to take the plunge into the unknown and build a blogging empire together. With Kane behind the lens and Pia splitting her time between modelling and blogging, everything began to fall into place. Kane’s Instagram has more than 25,000 followers and the carefully curated content
on Pia’s personal Instagram (created only 18 months ago) has attracted the attention of more than 1.2 million followers. With numbers like these, it’s not hard to imagine why big brands are excited to work with Pia and Kane. Now based out of Sydney, Pia and Kane don’t just spend their days blogging and taking amazing shots for Instagram. One day, unable to find good quality and eco-friendly yoga mats for a blog post, the couple set out to make their own. This simple idea evolved into a new entrepreneurial venture: SLINKII Athletic, Pia’s own clothing brand. “We spent all our savings buying hundreds of mats and the rest is history!” Pia says.
SLINKII Athletic now includes enviable (and totally Insta-worthy) swimwear, activewear and organic tank tops. Her fourth collection is launching this month, and her first range of menswear is due to drop in the near future. While Pia admits she doesn’t really view herself as a girl boss, she explains that there is something extremely refreshing about being in control of her own future. So what’s Pia’s advice for creating your own job and making it work? “Don’t wait. Do it now! If you truly view yourself as the best person for the job, regardless of anything else, you’ll make it. And you deserve to.”
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CRYSTAL CLEAR Michael Lo Sordo joins forces with Swarovski for his AW16 collection. THE WAIT IS over – Michael Lo Sordo’s highly-anticipated AW16 collection is finally here. This season, the Australian designer has partnered with Swarovski for the collection, entitled “Mes Cheries”. Renowned for creating collections that focus on simplicity and elegance, Michael Lo Sordo always has the longevity of a piece in mind. The fluidity and ease of the label’s silhouettes is emphasised by the choice of fabrics. His AW16 collection stays true to the label’s aesthetic while combining this with a deconstructed edge. The lookbook was shot in Paris at the Swarovski atelier Paris rue Saint-Honoré (Swarovski’s design HQ) with international model Hayett Belarbi McCarthy. Showcasing a beautiful, modern take on classic silhouettes and soft tailoring for a sense of ease, the collection features silk satins juxtaposed with gold metal chains and classic Italian cottons for a more deconstructed tailored look and feel. Rich royal silk colours feature throughout the collection. Think midnight blue and bottle green contrasting with classic white and black silks, and embroidered navy and red cotton interwoven with white. The Swarovski crystal rock elements featured on everything from sheer delicate scarves to silk slip dresses. The Michael Lo Sordo AW16 collection is available online at Net-A-Porter. MICHAELLOSORDO.COM NET-A-PORTER.COM
THE COLLECTION FEATURES SILK SATINS JUXTAPOSED WITH GOLD METAL CHAINS AND CLASSIC ITALIAN COTTONS FOR A MORE DECONSTRUCTED TAILORED LOOK AND FEEL.
CASH OR TREASURE @METREMARKET
Whether you’re bargain-hunting or decluttering, these are Brisbane’s best second-hand markets, writes Elle Raison.
METRE MARKET @SUITCASERUMMAGES
Where: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds When: Sunday, May 22 Frequency: Selected Sunday each month What to buy/sell: Australian retailers/labels Price point: $5-$20 Cost to hold a stall: Inside $53.50, outside $32.50 (includes booking fee)
Where: Brisbane Square (top of Queen Street Mall, opposite the Treasury Casino) When: Sunday, May 1; Sunday, May 15 Frequency: First & third Sunday each month What to sell/buy: Second-hand clothing and handmade items Price point: $5-$20 Cost to hold a stall: $25
Where: Morningside School of Arts When: Sunday, May 29 Frequency: Selected Sunday each month What to buy/sell: Fairly priced, wellknown labels, vintage and designers pieces kept in good condition Price point: $20-$80 Cost to hold a stall: BYO rack $30, Luxe rack $50 (rack plus 20 coat hangers) METREMARKET.COM.AU
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brisbane’s pearl specialist
ALL MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS 1. 4.
1. 14ct yellow gold opal doublet set dress ring. From $960 2. 18ct white gold 6mm Akoya cultured pearl stud and detachable 0.24ct diamond set halo surround. Studs from $275, diamond halo from $1,885 3. Sterling silver pink/white freshwater pearl set bee pendant. From $145 4. 9ct yellow gold amethyst and freshwater pearl drop hook earrings. From $450
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Give pearls an edge with different textures and styles.
Admired for their elusive beauty and timeless elegance, there’s a fresh new take on styling pearls this season. WHETHER THEY’RE STACKED around your wrist, dangling from your ears or creating a necklace with an impact, pearls can take your outfit from day to night with effortless style. This season is all about taking premium-quality pearls and giving them an edge with different textures and styles making them the new go to accessory for any look. Girls Love Pearls, Brisbane’s pearl specialist, has been delivering premium-quality pearls and gems to local and interstate customers for more than 12 years.
Whether you’re meeting your girlfriends for lunch or heading off for a day of shopping, add a touch of luxe to your outfit with the statement pearl and leather rope bracelet. Choosing the perfect jewellery for work can be tricky – it’s all about finding a piece that sparks interest without being too over-the-top. Girls Love Pearls’ leaf and pearl pendant necklace and drop earring set will carry your outfit from work to off duty with style. If you’re in need a little something extra to make your outfit dazzle for a particular event, the mesh
necklace is a one-of-a-kind statement piece that can be customised with your choice from a range of beautiful pearl pendants. Having established a stellar reputation and with more than 25 years’ experience as a gemologist, registered valuer and designer, you can expect truly remarkable service from Mark Seddon when you visit Girls Love Pearls. GIRLS LOVE PEARLS SHOP 17, BALCONY LVL, BRISBANE ARCADE 160 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3012 8361 GIRLSLOVEPEARLS.COM.AU
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STYLE | FASHION
With endless talk of raising and lowering heels and hemlines, colour-blocking, print on print and the bag of the season, it’s easy to get lost in trends. We’re going back to the basics. BEAUTIFUL BASICS: THE TIMELESS PIECES YOU SHOULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT!
THE KEY ITEM:
Seed Heritage Sandra block heel $69.95
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT DFO BRISBANE French Connection Drape sands trench $119.95; Country Road Asymmetrical sleeveless hem dress $69.95; Mimco Fintasia mini pouche $99
FROM DAY TO NIGHT: JUST TOUCH UP YOUR LIPSTICK AND GO – AN OUTFIT THIS CHIC NEEDS NO ADJUSTMENT.
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT DFO BRISBANE Jeanswest Carol sleeveless drop neck tunic $69.99; Dissh Harlow wrap necklace $18; Seed Heritage White denim culotte $59.95; Cotton On Utility tote $39.95
With over 140 big names brands, you don’t need an excuse to go shopping, we’ve made it easy for you.
7 day 10am-6 s DFO Brisbane. The possibilities are endless. stylemagazines.com.au
ADD KEY PIECES TO YOUR WARDROBE WITH THESE MUST-HAVES FROM STAFFORD CITY. SAY THANK YOU TO MUM AND TREAT HER TO A SPECIAL GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!
WHILE A CLASSIC CHOICE Morgans Jeweller 18K gold Argyle Blush Pink diamond ring $3595
IS CHIC, FIND A RING THAT FEELS BOTH UNIQUE AND TIMELESS!
Odgi Wooden bead necklace $34.95
Stefan Professional lipstick $22 each
BROWS ON POINT
Autograph Step On Air tall calf boot $119.99
Achieving symmetrical eyebrows is no easy task. Forget the frustration – turn to an ancient art and the hottest trend in beauty. Eyebrow threading from Aspyn Brows is safe, non-toxic and the best form of hair shaping suitable for all skin types. Just like a hairstyle, eyebrow shapes aren’t one-size-fits-all, and getting the perfect look is about so much more than using a brow pencil to fill everything in. Treat yourself with a visit to the professionals! Aspyn Brows P 0469 319 835
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Romano’s Jewellers Single wing necklace $95 Rockmans Long-sleeve ponte panel biker jacket $79.99
SPOIL MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH A LUXURY PRINT FOR THE HOME!
Receive your choice of an exclusive Louie Luxe print inspired by unconditional love.
Terry White Chemists Napoleon Perdis Supreme Eye Cream $55, Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot pH Lip Shine $28
Simply spend $50 or more in any Stafford City Specialty Store between Wednesday, May 4 and Saturday, May 7 to receive your choice of print, perfect for Mother’s Day! Your print will come beautifully packaged on quality card stock, ready for you to personalise with your own frame.
OFFERING PRACTICALITY AND A SENSE OF STATUS, WATCHES HAVE BECOME AN ACCESSORY THAT HELPS EXUDE PERSONAL STYLE. Zelows Guess light rose status satchel $219
Present your receipt to the Courtesy Staff located near Autograph on the following dates to receive your free gift: Wednesday-Saturday, May 4-7: 10am to 1pm Thursday, May 5: 10am to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm
Simply Charmed Ice CHIC $139.90
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L A S T- M I N U T E The Soul Pantry Kokedama $50, p 3352 7777
South Family Jewellers Sterling silver marcasite heart locket pendant, p 3300 9333
Weâ€™ve rounded up the most gorgeous goodies to make Mum smile!
Poco Posy Triple posy, includes Brisbane delivery $85, p 0412 449 682
Lannah Dunn White gold diamond and South Sea pearl earrings $5950, p 3221 1588
Healthshop Stafford City Shopping Centre Living Lively Aroma-Bloom pearl diffuser $99.99, p 3356 9338
Poco Posy Single posy, includes Brisbane delivery $30, p 0412 449 682
The Soul Pantry Ahoy Trader Cross designed by Jai Vasicek $150, p 3352 7777
Simply Charmed Jewellery & Gifts Stafford City Shopping Centre Cristina Re bone china from $19.95, p 3356 6010
South Family Jewellers 9ct yellow gold ruby onyx diamond ring, p 3300 9333
Poco Posy Chrysanthemums in a pot, includes Brisbane delivery $40, p 0412 449 682
Poco Posy Succulent in a pot, includes Brisbane delivery $40, p 0412 449 682
Girls Love Pearls 9ct white gold sapphire diamond and pearl chandelier drop hook earrings $915, p 3012 8361
with Brendan Cummings
with Claire Mason
with Lyn Carter & Wendy McSwaine
WINTER IS COMING…
WHAT IS LASER TECHNOLOGY?
TIME TO DISCOVER CUBA
THE COOLER WEATHER is finally starting to make an appearance, but don’t make a mad dash for the indoors just yet. Alfresco events are still very much the order of the day, giving event planners the chance to make the most of Brisbane’s sub-tropical weather. Throwing rugs on the backs of lounge chairs, pashminas (branded or in themed colours) and heaters en masse all help to make the outdoors more comfortable during the winter months. Have fun with a warmer colour palette – insert bold reds and oranges and move towards darker tones. Dark greys and blacks become effortlessly stylish with an injection of gold or copper for an elegant, more refined look. Clever use of lounge furniture, floor rugs, warming lamps, and throw cushions can create a cosy, intimate hub of warmth for your guests. So whatever the style or venue of your next celebration or event, be sure to consider the great outdoors – a little stargazing, a communal fire pit and rustic, hearty fare are certainly a winning combination.
LASERS HAVE MULTIPLE uses, such as the reduction of redness, pigmentation, premature ageing and collagen induction. Often, people are misled about what lasers can achieve, and are unaware of other impacting factors. Laser technology ensures the correct target in the skin is addressed, decreasing the risk of negative side effects. Skin health vastly affects the benefits of laser treatments, so the healthier your skin, the more receptive it is and the more likely it is to recover quickly. Your practitioner should be able to clearly assess your skin’s health and function, rather than addressing one problematic area. They should also have a thorough understanding of skin health, use of laser machines, education and aftercare to manage and help achieve your skin goals. When looking for a laser practitioner, always ask about the procedure you’re having and the risks involved. It’s important to know what to expect during and after the procedure.
COLOURFUL SPANISH COLONIAL architecture, white sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum are just a few things Cuba has to offer. Start your trip in the capital of Havana, and take in the Plaza de Armas, Calle Mercaderes, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales and Ambos Mundos Hotel, made famous by Ernest Hemingway, who resided at the hotel for two years. Don’t miss the evening Tropicana dancing show, which has entertained guests since 1957. Trinidad is one of Cuba’s most popular spots, where you can wander cobblestone streets, and visit the romantic museum and the Plaza Mayor. Our tip: Light up a cigar at La Canchanchara Tavern, and enjoy one of their famous cocktails made from rum, honey and lemon. Escape for the day to relax on the pristine beach of Playa Pilar, regularly touted as the best beach in the entire Caribbean. Did you know that Cuba is renowned for ballet? The Cuban Ballet School is the largest in the world, receiving 50,000 applications each year and accepting only 4000 students.
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STYLE | EXPERTS
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with Brook Monahan
with Susie Burrell
WHAT ARE PREMIUM PAINTS?
VIRTUAL VS. REALITY
PAINTING CONTRACTORS OFTEN overuse the term “premium paints”. Many lower quality paints also carry the label for marketing purposes, meaning the painter is able to use it although in many cases it is a misnomer. Some painters use the term “premium paint” to avoid actually listing a brand, thus allowing them more flexibility. In some cases, this means the sub-contractor uses the paint of their preference. In other cases, the contractor may purchase paint at a cheaper price than was allowed for within the quote, or use stock previously purchased (which may have been opened and partially used). If you see “premium paint” listed on a quotation, you should ask to know exactly what product you’re getting. Every paint type has vastly different properties that can affect the look, protection of underlying surfaces and longevity of the product. It should also be mentioned that product warranties on these paints are generally much lower – if provided at all – than their true premium counterparts.
AS DEVELOPERS EXPLORE more efficient and cost-effective ways to sell off-the-plan developments, we are seeing an increase in the use of virtual and augmented reality technology. This technology looks to be the way of the future for off-the-plan residential sales, particularly if you live in a different city (or country) to the property you are considering purchasing. But how do you know that what you are being shown is actually what you will be buying when the property is completed? With virtual reality, all you are really buying is a promise, so it is important to seek out developers who value meeting their buyers in person. These developers are the ones who can provide you with the experience of standing in completed developments that they have previously delivered. If you are making a significant investment, it’s important to see a finished product from your developer before any contracts are signed, to ensure that you have confidence in your relationship with your developer.
AS A NUTRITIONIST, I am well aware of the importance of maintaining hydration on a daily basis. Drinking enough water helps us perform to our best ability, and our digestive health, skin and even weight benefit as a result. Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you’re actually already dehydrated? Rather than waiting until that point, try having a supply of filtered water on hand. If it’s nearby and easy to access, water becomes the obvious choice to accompany any meal or snack. With two young babies, I have to pay constant attention to my hydration. Installing a Zip Hydrotap in our home kitchen was easy, and it has helped everyone in my family to improve their drinking habits. Now, we have a readily available supply of filtered hot water for the twins’ bottles and the entire family is drinking more water. No more plastic bottles, no more running out of filtered water – our Zip makes sure we can drink chilled sparking or still water at any time of the day or night.
DARRYL HATHWAY PAINTING & DECORATING 140 HAWTHORNE RD, HAWTHORNE 1300 WE PAINT DHPAINTING.COM.AU
MOSAIC PROPERTY GROUP 84 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON P 3171 2270 MOSAICPROPERTY.COM.AU
NEWTONS HOME APPLIANCES 443-445 LOGAN RD, STONES CORNER P 1300 133 694 NEWTONSHOMEAPPLIANCES.COM.AU
UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
with Madonna Rigney
with Kelly Maniatis
with John Fredericks
SPECTACLES WITH STYLE
DON’T BE THAT GUY
WHAT RENTERS WANT
EYEWEAR CAN COMPLETELY change the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Luckily, there are more options than ever before! The optical industry is currently undergoing a revolution, making eyewear a fashion statement rather than a boring necessity. At Madonna Rigney Optometry, we’re calling this movement “the beginning of the eyewear culture”. Glasses have now become a form of selfexpression and a way to showcase your own creativity, style and personality, all while protecting your eyes and enhancing vision. Independent designers are bursting with ideas for huge ranges of fascinating frame options. Designs are bigger and bolder than ever: oversized, mirrors, or round shapes – fashionable eyewear is becoming increasingly prominent with each new innovation from the makers. Stop at Madonna Rigney Optometry and shop our array of international pieces and unique styles for men and women, all hand-selected from innovative, high-end artisans. You’ll love what you see!
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR IN the workplace can be incredibly frustrating – it feels like a no-win situation. Here are some ways to identify your passive-aggressive co-workers: • They say nothing in meetings, but make comments afterwards in corridors. • They say what they think to everyone... except the person involved in the issue. • Everything revolves around them. So how can you combat this behaviour? • Don’t let their passive behaviour make you become aggressive – keep a cool head. • Call out the issue, i.e. “I heard you were not happy with the meeting. Let’s discuss.” • Stay focused on improving the future rather than dwelling on past issues. • Maintain eye contact. • Don’t give up – it might take them a while to realise you mean business. Focus on your expected outcomes and what’s best for the project, tasks or team. If trying to combat their poor behaviour is taking too long, try to address it at a more convenient time.
ABOUT 31 PER cent of Australians rent, and about 42 per cent of them are aged between 18 and 34. If you’re a rental property owner, it’s useful to know what these renters are looking for. Recent research from Domain reveals what influences renters in their decision when choosing a property. Here are some important factors that can affect a tenant’s decision: • The suburb or area in which the property is located (this topped the poll, with 73 per cent of respondents citing it as important). • Convenient access to public transport (the third most important factor). • Proximity to shopping and shopping centres. • Off-street parking or a carport. • Outdoor space such as a courtyard. Once a property has been purchased, you can make some simple and clever alterations to improve the property’s rental value. Consider the number of bedrooms, the benefits of an internal laundry, built-in wardrobes, ample storage and making the home friendly for renters who may own pets.
MADONNA RIGNEY OPTOMETRY 3/17 LYTTON RD, EAST BRISBANE P 3844 4648 MADONNARIGNEYOPTOMETRY.COM.AU
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UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
DIAMONDS & ENGAGEMENT
with Karl Schwantes
with Cynthia Morton
with Matt Joy
DIAMOND BEFORE THE CERTIFICATE
SAFETY AND STYLE
IS PAPERWORK IMPORTANT when it comes to buying a diamond? The answer is... sometimes! Diamond grading labs have changed their parameters in recent years, so what does this mean for you? It means that what is graded as an excellent cut today may not be as amazing as you had hoped. These days, around 50 per cent of all diamonds graded receive an excellent cut grade – that’s a big bracket! So where does this put your diamond? Is it in the top five per cent, the middle of the pack or towards the bottom of the pile? This information isn’t on the certificate, so you need to ensure that you’re not paying top price for a diamond that’s in the bottom percentage. That’s why buying purely based on paper can be risky. If you want a diamond that sparkles unlike any other, then it is important to visit a diamond cut specialist. As a diamond expert, I can show you exactly where your diamond sits in the diamond cut spectrum, or you can read my book, Rock Her World, for more great guidelines.
SOME OF US can become emotionally aggressive towards those we love from time to time. When this occurs, it’s important to consider why it’s happening. It is likely that our aggression is actually a fear-fuelled attempt to control others, probably because we feel like we’ve lost our own selfconfidence and self-control. Emotional aggression is usually a knee-jerk reaction to a much more deep-seated issue which can be resolved in an alternative way. Displays of emotional aggression should serve as a reminder that we need to work on conflict resolution on a deeper, more personal level. Calm assertion is the most effective way to find a solution for the problem, but it can be a difficult skill to master. If you find yourself faced with emotional aggression, whether as the perpetrator or victim, give yourself permission to pause, then take a deep, slow breath. Resist the feelings of shame and blame and instead focus on healing yourself and asking for help if ever you need it.
WHEN SELECTING WINDOW furnishings for a child’s room, it’s important to consider both visual aesthetic and practicality. But finding products that are suitable from infancy through to pre-teen can be difficult. Here are my tips: • Go for blockout – they are perfect for regulating temperature and light to ensure a peaceful sleep for all ages. • Pick a neutral colour for your window coverings and let the wall colour and furnishings show your child’s character. • Purchase a product that is durable and has great longevity to stand the test of time. • Cordless or wand products are essential for safety, especially with mobile children. • If you’re renting or have acquired a house with existing blinds, child safety devices are available until you are ready to upgrade. Still stuck for ideas? You can’t go past the humble curtain. With a wide range of colours, textures and styles available, you won’t be starved for choice. Curtains also make for the perfect hiding spot!
XENNOX DIAMONDS LEVEL 2, 141 QUEEN ST MALL, BRISBANE P 3210 6288 XENNOXDIAMONDS.COM.AU
HAPPINESS PLACE 181 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON CYNTHIA@EMOTIONALFITNESS.COM
TUSCAN BLINDS 0401 516 083 TUSCANBLINDS.COM.AU
FOOD+DRINK Nitrogen parfait
A CHEMICAL REACTION This uber-trendy Valley newcomer is concocting innovative flavours and a chilled vibe, writes Hannah Doody. FROM THE CREATORS of Gerard’s Bistro and Gerard’s Bar comes The Apo – the newest bar and restaurant to grace Brisbane’s Bakery Lane. Charmingly tucked away in a heritage-listed building that dates back to 1862, The Apo draws inspiration from the site’s previous function as one an apothecary hall. The décor is a nod to the building’s history, with old, raw-edged exposed brickwork, concrete floors and even some original apothecary instruments adorning the bar. It’s dark, moody and beautifully restored, creating a relaxed and fuss-free vibe. To begin, we’re treated to a modern take on a classic cocktail: a vanilla and rhubarb negroni served with one huge ice cube. It’s sweet, delicious and is just one example of the tipples on offer from the incredible cocktail list. Head chef Braden White (Hatch & Co and Rickys River Bar + Restaurant, Noosa) has crafted an impressive, modern progressive menu. I try to envisage how each flavour will unfold on the plate, and then on the palate. Exotic and unfamiliar words jump out at me – “purslane”, “raclette”, “’nduja” – and it becomes clear that this place isn’t quite the stylemagazines.com.au
Moonlight Flat Oysters
More than just a trendy concept and sleek décor..
modest eatery the décor would have you believe. Our first dish is the Moonlight Flat Oysters with oyster cream. As a budding oyster connoisseur, this dish is everything I’ve ever dreamed of – and more. The presentation is incredibly beautiful, with the oysters nestled in a bed of dried kelp. The waiter pours dry ice into the bowl, creating a wispy cloud around the oysters and giving the impression they have been plucked from the ocean only moments before. Other highlights include the Wagyu tatare, baby carrot with bee pollen and honeycomb, and the tender lamb rump. Last, we’re treated to the varied textures of the nitrogen parfait, which is light yet indulgent and satisfying. In the prime location of Fortitude Valley’s ultra-hip Bakery Lane, The Apo proves it is so much more than just a trendy concept and sleek décor. The menu showcases unique elements combined and presented in creative ways. If you’re after a firstclass dining experience without the pretentious vibe, this is the place for you. THE APO 690 ANN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY THEAPO.COM.AU
SKYGATE’S NEW DINING PRECINCT PROVIDES THE PERFECT PLACE TO REFUEL FOR BARGAIN-HUNTING AT DFO OR ON YOUR WAY TO THE AIRPORT. NEW EATERIES INCLUDE BURGER URGE, BURRITO BAR, CAFFE CHERRY BEANS, SUSHI RAIL AND ZAMBEEKAS.
BOTANICA IN TENERIFFE!
MORE PEOPLE WILL BE MAKING FRIENDS WITH SALAD THIS MONTH, WHEN BOTANICA REAL FOOD OPENS ITS SECOND HEALTHY SALADS AND TREATS STORE ON TENERIFFE’S DOGGETT STREET. BOTANICAREALFOOD.COM.AU
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Newstead Organics has opened adjacent to Gasworks Plaza. bringing you wholefoods, natural medicine and supplements, and a café of healthy meals and treats.
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.
LUCK OF THE IRISH
FORTITUDE VALLEY’S LATEST ADDITION, FINN MCCOOLS IRISH PUB, IS CELEBRATING ITS OPENING BY GIVING DINERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A TRIP TO IRELAND! WE’LL RAISE A PINT TO THAT. FINNMCCOOLS.COM.AU
CAFFEINE & COCKTAILS TWO DONKEYS IS A NEW SPRING HILL VENUE OPERATING AS A CAFÉ WITH BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVICE BY DAY, AND A COCKTAIL AND TAPAS BAR EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. TWODONKEYS.COM.AU
PETER’S TIPS FOR SELECTING FRESH FRUIT
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TRUST YOUR RETAILER AND ASK FOR HELP. IT’S LIKELY THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR A WHILE AND KNOW THEIR PRODUCE!
PICK OF THE BUNCH Superior Fruit owner Peter Maniatis shares why it’s worth visiting your local grocer to stock up on your fruit and vegetables. A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS operating for 30 years, Superior Fruits was passed down from Chris Maniatis to his son, Peter and his brother. Superior Fruit has always been a big part of the Maniatis family. Growing up, Peter watched his father create a concept that fosters memories with families and friends. Great food isn’t just about sustenance; it’s about passion, enjoyment and creating an experience. Peter has developed a strong work philosophy: his simple belief is that everybody should have access to quality food and produce. Superior Fruit has a strict process to ensure that every piece of produce sold is of the highest quality. There is even a full-time staff member who checks the produce regularly to ensure that it meets the appropriate benchmarks. Peter says visiting your local fruit shop should be an experience for all your senses. With bright, fresh and delicious-looking fruit on the shelves, people will love what they see and it is imperative that the food tastes and smells as good as it looks. stylemagazines.com.au
Peter says there are many differences between shopping at his store and at a supermarket chain. One of these differences is that Peter has spent years establishing strong personal relationships with his suppliers. These relationships enable Superior Fruit to offer customers a wide selection of fresh produce, condiments, cheeses and gourmet food brands, all of which have been tried and tested by Peter himself – something that is not always feasible for a branch of a large supermarket chain. “If it’s sourced from the same place as a large grocery chain, it won’t hit my shelves!” Peter says. As well as stocking the highest quality fresh fruit and vegetables, Superior Fruits is also the home to Wendy’s Kitchen - started by Peter’s mother, Wendy. The chefs, bakers and kitchen hands are all dedicated to creating delicious salads, baked cakes, dips, pizzas and cheese platters. SUPERIOR FRUIT & WENDY’S KITCHEN 365 HONOUR AVE, GRACEVILLE P 3379 7508 FACEBOOK.COM/SUPERIORFRUIT
KNOW WHERE THE PRODUCE COMES FROM. YOU’LL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE BEING IMPORTED AS OPPOSED TO BEING SOURCED LOCALLY.
UNDERSTAND WHAT IS IN SEASON. WINTER PRESENTS SOME BEAUTIFUL VEGETABLES AND FRUIT - CITRUS AND STRAWBERRIES ARE PACKED WITH VITAMIN C AND ARE NATURE’S WAY OF FIGHTING COLD AND FLU.
IF IT IS ON THE SHELF, IT SHOULD ALL BE GOOD QUALITY. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SIFT THROUGH THE TRAYS TO SELECT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
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UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY DOES THE THOUGHT of painting make you a little anxious? They say the key to unlocking your inner self is creativity, and Gallery Fifty One’s wine and cheese art workshops will put a smile on the face of even the most artisticallychallenged participants. The gallery is run by contemporary impressionist artist Vicki Corser, who will make you feel right at home in her warm and welcoming space. Treat Mum to an out-of-the-box experience for Mother’s Day, or get a group of friends together and book a workshop at Gallery Fifty One. wattbrisbane.com.au |
GALLERY FIFTY ONE 200 EDINBURGH CASTLE RD, WAVELL HEIGHTS P 0418 984 220 GALLERYFIFTYONE.COM.AU
WELCOME TO WILSONS ON THE RIVER. Perched majestically on Coronation Drive overlooking the river and the city skyline. Whether you are dining in the restaurant, relaxing with friends in the Champagne Oyster Bar, or attending a function in one of our private areas. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to classical seafood, with a few
modern twists, attentive service and a wonderful selection of Champagne & wines. Champagne corks popping, fresh oysters shucked to order and the Maestro tinkling the ivory on the Baby Grand Piano. The grandeur and splendour of old world charm meets modern city.
At Wilsons on the River, its all about the seafood, the service, the experience.
Cnr Coronation Drive & Park Road, Milton Qld 4064 P: 07 3368 1314 E: email@example.com 64
Update your look this season with the latest AW beauty products inspired by runway trends. Brave or subtle, thereâ€™s something for everyone!
Clockwise from top left:
Diffusing a golden shimmer with a bronzing powder will give your skin a radiant daytime glow. Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder $40
A hydrating pre-foundation is the first step to creating a flawless complexion. Mecca Cosmetica Fresh Faced Hydrating Primer $40
PERFECTING FOUNDATION A weightless, light coverage is the most wearable foundation and one that is perfect for everyday. Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation $44
DELICATE POWDER BLUSH
Keep your cheeky glow with a matte soft powder, to ensure longevity. Becca Mineral blush $32
THE GLOSS FACTOR
This organic and luxurious shine for your lips plumps and nourishes at the same time. Jane Iredale PureGloss lip gloss $31.95
SHAPE IT UP
Arch that brow! A highlighting pencil will give you an instant brow lift. Benefit High Brow eyebrow highlighter pencil $22
Nude, bright or bold, these lip shades can be layered or worn alone. Bobbi Brown University Lip Palette $99
MY JOURNEY STARTED in January, when I was wracked with guilt about all the delicious chocolate, wine and carbs I had consumed throughout the festive season. I’m a firm believer in the “new year, new you” philosophy, so when Siobhan White of Hypoxi Bulimba asked me to join her eight-week challenge, I jumped at the chance to redeem myself. The Hypoxi method is three times more effective at targeting stubborn fat and cellulite around your hips, thighs, bottom and stomach than conventional exercise. Having achieved great weight loss results with Hypoxi Bulimba in the past, I knew with a bit of work, work, work I’d be looking like Rihanna in no time. Incorporating an in-body 570 scanner to track results, a meal plan, three Hypoxi sessions and an infrared sauna session per week, as well as two full-body posture assessments, this team challenge is like no other in Brisbane. With such a detailed process, there’s no opportunity to fudge results. You even learn your metabolic rate to better understand how your body burns energy. By the end of the eight weeks, I had lost 4.9 kilograms and a total of 16 centimetres. My fellow challengers (a group of 15) collectively dropped an impressive 88 kilograms and 328 centimetres. With a new Hypoxi location opening in Newstead this month, there’s never been a better time to start shaping your way to a fitter, healthier you.
Hypoxi Bulimba owner Siobhan
HYPOXI BULIMBA 1/122 LYTTON ROAD, BULIMBA P 3161 7141 HYPOXIBULIMBA.COM.AU
SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATIONS Styler Riria Taukamo learns how to make the most of an eight-week body transformation challenge.
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CULT FITNESS TRENDS OF 2016 Are you bored of your workout routine? From Pilates-meets-ballet to upside-down yoga, these are the top five cult fitness trends you need to try this year, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. BARRE BRISBANE Combining dance, ballet and Pilates to create a challenging workout, Barre Brisbane offers classes geared for cardio, endurance or stretch. But don’t worry – there’s no ballet experience required! BARREBRISBANE.COM.AU
INSPIRE CYCLE The classes at Inspire Cycle will have you working harder than ever as you’re spurred on by booming music from the likes of Beyoncé and Drake. Equivalent to a full-body workout, this 45-minute express cycle class will have your heart racing as you burn up to 700 calories in a session. INSPIRECYCLE.COM.AU
AERIAL YOGA Aerial yoga uses a slim hammock-like piece of fabric suspended from the roof to act as a support swing while you master different yoga poses. Work at your own pace and you are guaranteed to leave the class a success! FLIGHTSKOOL.COM.AU
JAZZERCISE Get your whole body moving in a class that fuses dance-based cardio with resistance training, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing. You can torch up to 800 calories in a single workout, all while taking the opportunity to bust a move!
F45 TRAINING This Australian-born training program is popular for its innovative high-intensity workouts that take place in a team environment. Exercise clips are displayed on plasma screens around the F45 studio to help guide your workout, and they change daily to keep people on their toes!
SCULPT YOUR BODY We all have those stubborn fat areas that just won’t budge, but now you can combat fat without even breaking a sweat. BRISBANE’S PREMIER MEDICAL beauty clinic, Perfectly Smooth, has a simple treatment that will target all your trouble areas – and it’s the latest in fat-destroying technology. SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25-minute procedure destroys up to 24 per cent of treated fat cells with a controlled hyperthermic laser treatment that elevates adipose tissue temperature without damaging the surrounding tissue. Typically, fat cells stored in our bodies remain constant throughout our adult life. As we lose weight, the fat cells may become smaller but they never decrease in number. Many people have difficulty losing weight in particular areas, even with diet and exercise. stylemagazines.com.au
But with this breakthrough in non-invasive body contouring, the treated fat cells are permanently destroyed and will not regenerate, which is what makes this method so effective. After only one SculpSure treatment, the body naturally eliminates the fat cells. This painless treatment requires no downtime and you’ll see positive results in as little as six weeks, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks. With so many patients pleased after only one treatment, people often decide to target multiple areas. Your SculpSure clinician can assist you with the creation of a personal treatment plan. Achieving a slim and sculpted appearance has never been easier with SculpSure.
KEEP AN EYE ON OUR NEXT EDITION AS ONE OF OUR STYLERS TAKES ON A PERFECTLY SMOOTH STYLE TRIAL!
PERFECTLY SMOOTH 112 ALBION RD, WINDSOR P 3161 8408 PERFECTLYSMOOTH.COM.AU
GET TO KNOW PIP AND CLAIRE
ACTIVE IN STYLE Exercising has never looked so good! Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning sit down with Leith Wilson to chat about P.E Nation. PIP EDWARDS ALWAYS had a project brewing in the back of her mind, but it wasn’t until she had lunch with then-colleague Claire Tregoning that she realised her dream had true potential. “We discussed the idea, realised what my initials were and P.E Nation was born! I think when timing, creativity and commerciality all intersect, you know you’re onto something,” Pip says.
Drawing inspiration from ’80s and ’90s street and music pop culture has defined the authenticity of the P.E brand. “Our pieces truly blur the lines between sport and streetwear. It’s an activewear-inspired brand that sees you through every stage of activity, with pre- and post-workout gear and weekend wear too,” Claire says. Colour-blocking and retro details combined with tomboy style give P.E Nation its effortless attitude. “There’s also a P.E (Pip Edwards) aesthetic to it and no one else can do P.E like we can!” they say. “It’s bold, fun and engineered for training but the execution gives our products everyday wearability.” Showcasing at MBFWA with a standalone presentation this year, the dynamic duo is looking forward to some future collaborations. “We’re super excited as we’re not just putting our range out there, we are partnering with some amazing local and global brands on some super cool collaborations which complete the P.E aesthetic from head to toe,” they say. Pip and Claire say it’s their similar creative ideas and impeccable eye for detail that has fostered such flawless teamwork.
WHERE DID YOU AND CLAIRE MEET? PIP: WE WORKED TOGETHER AT SASS & BIDE. CLAIRE WAS THE SENIOR DESIGNER AND I WAS THE SENIOR CREATIVE. HOW DO YOU KEEP IN SHAPE? PIP: I LOVE SOFT SAND RUNNING ON BONDI BEACH, F45 SESSIONS AND BOXING WITH THE BUF GIRLS. CLAIRE: I’M A PILATES GIRL MIXED IN WITH HIIT TRAINING. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES IN THE P.E COLLECTION? IT CHANGES EVERY DAY! WE LOVE ALL OF THE PIECES BUT WE’VE BOTH BEEN ROCKING THE ROCKY MESH TEE AND WE’RE LOVING THE A TRAIN BOMBER
“We’re totally on the same page! We can finish each other’s sentences because we’re so in sync. We share the same creative ideas and direction with the same eye for detail,” Pips says. With plans to expand globally in the next five years, the duo wants to widen the P.E range to offer knitwear, denim and accessories. “We want to have standalone stores and strong presence in the US and UK,” Pip says. “I would love to see P.E on a few Aussie babes as well,” Pip says. Topping the list are celebrities such as Jessica Hart, Ruby Rose, Samara Weaving, Margot Robbie and Elle Macpherson. One of the best things about P.E Nation’s versatile range is that you can add a few styling pieces to instantly create an athleisure vibe. Just swap your runners for lifestyle trainers, tie a jacket around your waist and you’re good to go! MAY16
STYLE | BODY WISE
PRE-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE BOWL
WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY?
A tasty treat before any workout thanks to the Lorna Jane Nourish Cafe!
1 whole banana (frozen) 2 strawberries 100ml almond milk ¼ cup muesli (mix of seeds, grains and nuts) 1 small handful mixed berries
• Blend banana, almond milk and strawberries until smooth • Top with mixed berries and muesli. Enjoy!
THE HUMAN BODY is designed to heal itself, but some stressors create blockages that can lead to disease affecting our optimal health. This is where kinesiology can help – it combines science and natural therapies to improve physical and mental wellbeing and aid with issues like weight reduction, stress, insomnia, allergies, digestion, depression and pain. Using the art of muscle monitoring, kinesiology identifies the areas blocking the body’s natural healing processes and gets you on the path to a better you. KINESIOLOGY BY KEMINA 106 BAINES ST, KANGAROO POINT P 0400 565 116 KINESIOLOGYBYKEMINA.COM.AU
BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Function Well’s new Restoration Zone proves that the key to health is more than just exercise. COMBINING FITNESS AND relaxation, Teneriffe’s Function Well health club offers a holistic approach to wellbeing that revitalises body, mind and spirit. Rather than adhering to the notion that highintensity training is the only way to achieve optimum fitness and health, Function Well is inspired by the ancient Chinese tradition of yin and yang, which teaches that the opposite forces of work and rest are interdependent. “In order to have yang and the motivation to work hard, train hard and pursue excellence in all aspects of life, you also need yin to recover and restore your body and mind so you can push yourself further in and out of the gym,” explains owner Darren Bain. Function Well’s Athletic Zone features a range of high-intensity training techniques, with classes including boxing and CrossFit. stylemagazines.com.au
This month will see the opening of Function Well’s new Restoration Zone, a space dedicated purely to regeneration, rest and relaxation. The Restoration Zone gives members of Function Well the opportunity to restore their bodies with personalised yoga and meditation, relaxation in the steam room or a calming nap in a sleep pod to rest the body. In addition to these restful and rejuvenating features, Function Well has also created dedicated practitioner suites for physiotherapists and naturopaths to create the perfect gym experience. The opening of Function Well’s Restoration Zone has undoubtedly secured its place as one of Brisbane’s premier full-service health clubs. FUNCTION WELL 76 COMMERCIAL RD, TENERIFFE P 3852 3938 RESTORATIONZONE.COM.AU
To celebrate the opening of the new Restoration Zone, Function Well is offering new members seven days unlimited access for only $20 until May 20 2016. 69
SKIN AND BEAUTY
with Dr Nicholas Kemp
with Chernae Silk
with Dr Ingrid Tall
BUMPS AND LUMPS?
AVOID RACOON ROUND BROW
THE INS AND OUTS OF IPL
IF YOU’RE PREGNANT and have noticed the veins on your legs are more visible, don’t be alarmed! Your body is going through a number of changes at the moment and this is one of them. Producing extra blood to support your baby places pressure on blood vessels, and increased hormone levels will dilate blood vessels further, which may result in varicose veins. While weight gain during pregnancy is normal, an excessive increase in weight can place additional strain on your body so it’s important to keep active and healthy. Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and try to walk or stretch every hour to keep blood flowing. While compression stockings may offer comfort and support, these should be correctly fitted and worn with medical guidance. Within six months of giving birth, many women report that their legs return to the way they looked before pregnancy. Other women may need treatment and will need to decide whether to delay the procedure or have it before falling pregnant to avoid further risk of damage.
AS WE GROW older, our wrinkles become more defined and our hair changes colour when we rather wish it wouldn’t! A well-defined, full and evenly-coloured brow enhances beauty and can also take years off your appearance in minutes. The secret lies in the shape and how the eyebrow coincides with the other features of the face. What we like to call the “Raccoon Round Brow Syndrome” is where the eyebrow is curved to a high arch, the same shape as the tired lines beneath the eye. This means that the eyebrow is drawing attention to the tired lines you want to conceal! Our Arch Angels are experts in creating a brow that flatters only your best features! In a Brow Lift-Shaping Service, our Arch Angels will help transform your look, educate you on ways to maintain the new brow, and give you tips on how to avoid falling back into old plucking habits. Visit one of our seven stores this Mother’s Day to start looking and feeling more youthful!
THE WORLD IS going crazy over IPL! But what exactly is this popular new beauty treatment and what does it involve? IPL (intense pulsed light) can help achieve a more even skin tone, and is used in the treatment of brown age spots, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, broken or burst capillaries and generalised redness of the face or neck. With highly pinpointed lasers, IPL can dramatically improve the look of your skin with no downtime and minimal discomfort. When choosing a treatment provider, the type of IPL machine they use is as important as the skill of the clinician. Sadly, not all machines are created equal. In our clinic, we use the Lumenis M22, which is the gold standard of treatment of skin conditions and the latest technology used by physicians around the world. This machine enables us to treat more types of patients and conditions with better outcomes. Book an appointment with Cosmetic Image Clinics today to find out more about IPL.
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WHEN IT COMES time to start a family, most of us take it for granted that it will be an easy and natural process. And for many, this is the case. After one year of unprotected intercourse, 85 per cent of Australian couples will become pregnant. For the remaining 15 per cent, further investigation is required. Possible reasons for infertility are fairly evenly split. In general, infertility is due to male factors in 30 per cent and female factors in 30 per cent. Both male and female factors could be the cause in a further 30 per cent, with unexplained infertility occurring in only 10 per cent of cases. Common reasons for infertility include age, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low sperm count and previous vasectomy. Australian fertility services have an outstanding record of being able to successfully assist those who wish to start a family. The majority of referred patients are able to become pregnant without the need for IVF. If you have any concerns about infertility, talk to your GP about a referral.
WE’RE SO FOCUSED on our own ageing that we often forget that our parents are going through the same thing. Soon, they may lose the ability to carry out some tasks that were once effortless. If and when that happens, it’s time for you to step up to the plate. There are many ways we can express gratitude for everything that our parents have done for us. It might be as simple as teaching them how to use a smartphone. They might need assistance with transport, health needs, chores, and projects around the home. Or you may need to take on a slightly more involved role in order to help with the legal or financial matters that become increasingly important to ensure good quality of life. Remember, your help must come with acceptance and patience and should never override your parents’ autonomy. Although it can be a sad and challenging time in your life, helping your parents can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
IT’S TIME TO consider your looks for the Brisbane Racing Club Winter Racing Carnival. The official flowers and fashion themes are: BTC Cup, May 14: Salmon rose, with a fashion theme of Bold Colour. Doomben Cup, May 21: Scottish thistle, with a Fashion Forward theme. Doomben 10,000, May 28: Yellow rose, with the fashion theme being Metallic. Ladies’ Oaks Day, June 4: White rose, with a Feminine fashion theme. Gents, this means something playful to show off your personality. Stradbroke Day, June 11: Red rose. For fashion, look to black and white with a touch of red. While you don’t have to work your outfit entirely around the flower, it’s a good idea to complement it with a touch of the colour in your pocket handkerchief, tie or socks. Want to know how to be the best dressed on the day? Talk to your tailor or stylist. Remember, Suit of Change Day is May 19. Tickets for the cocktail party are still available for purchase from suitofchange.com.au.
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MOBILE STYLE With 29 years’ experience in the industry, Donna Kirby knows hair. Style caught up with the Brisbane hair stylist to hear about her mobile styling service. How did you get your start in hair styling? I started my career in Brisbane in 1988 and won awards through my apprenticeship before going on to open my own salon. After five years, I realised I was losing sight of what I love doing, which is simply making people beautiful. So I set off for London and the US, where I worked in prestigious salons to hone my skills. I then returned to Australia, had two beautiful children and worked in top salons in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Tell us about the mobile styling concept. The main reason I decided to create a mobile service was to offer flexibility and a personal
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touch to my clients. I travel as far as the Sunshine Coast for some appointments, but most of my clients are based in the inner-city of Brisbane. What kind of clients do you work with? They are from all walks of life. Many are time-poor professionals such as judges, lawyers and doctors. I also see many families where both parents are working and they all need an appointment. My clients want the one-on-one attention without having to deal with the large clientele of salons. What sort of styling are you known for? My specialties are blondes, great blow dries and
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FRESH ON THE FIELD New York glamour this racing season? Nailed it! I’M SO EXCITED for the beginning of the winter racing season! It’s such a fun time to get all glammed up! Many of our clients at Brooklyn Beauty Bar have won various Fashions on the Field competitions in the past. Without exception, they tell me that it’s the little things that make the big difference to their confidence, and add that extra oomph to their outfits for a beautiful polished look. From perfectly glossy nails in a hue to complement your outfit, to perfectly-shaped brows, va-va-voom lash extensions to draw attention to your eyes and a beautiful even and natural-looking spray tan, attention to detail will really pay off. And for those really special racing days, professionally-applied makeup will give you that immaculate and perfectly-groomed look to enhance your own beauty and complement your outfit.
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IT’S AN AGE-OLD problem affecting up to 90 per cent of women; cellulite does not discriminate. You can experience it at size six or size 16, and it’s enough of a problem to dictate the length of your skirt, the thickness of the fabric you’ll wear, and even the way you sit! We’re often told that there’s not a whole lot we can do about it, but technology is constantly evolving in a bid to combat the battle of the bulge. Ella Baché at Myer Centre Brisbane has acquired some of the latest technology to tone, sculpt and contour your body, focusing particularly on those places where it seems the fat just won’t budge. I trialled a full course of the non-invasive Lipomassage treatment and was thrilled with the visible results. Your initial consultation mostly involves chatting with your therapist about your goals, problem areas and current lifestyle habits (and trying not to fudge the truth). Your therapist will also take a few pictures of you (for the cringe-worthy but totally necessary “before” images), and the advanced technology will recommend a treatment plan specific to your body shape. The treatment itself is really quite gentle, and uses rollers to glide over your body, massaging the fat and breaking down the cellulite. After eight treatments in four weeks, I noticed a significant difference, and managed to lose about 2.5 inches off of my waist, hip and leg measurements. READ MORE ONLINE ELLA BACHÉ MYER CENTRE BRISBANE P 3012 9779 MYERCENTREBRISBANE.ELLABACHE.COM.AU
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MERLO CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ROASTING, MERLO COFFEE HELD AN EVENT TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MILESTONE, FILLED WITH FABULOUS ESPRESSO MARTINIS AND CANAPÉS.
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GREEN DREAM Style paid a visit to The Soul Pantry to chat about creating an urban oasis. BORN IN 2013, The Soul Pantry traded as That Flower Shop for three years in Alderley. Continuing to expand at a rapid rate, the store moved to its current location in Newmarket in 2015, taking up residence in a charming 1950s tin shed. Growing up in Brazil’s São Paulo, the third largest city in the world, creator Patricia Foley has always wanted to break free from urban confinement and create an oasis of her own in a big city. “My grandmother lived in a small apartment in the CBD. Her tiny verandah was filled with orchids and other plants,” Patricia says. “It was a little oasis in an immense concrete jungle, and I wanted to recreate this experience with The Soul Pantry.” With a flair for creating the perfect relaxing retail experience, Patricia and business partner Kimbra Spurgin have made The Soul Pantry the perfect
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place to unwind. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in their Espresso Bar while you browse the range of indoor gifts and homewares on offer! The Soul Pantry is all about giving back to society; Patricia says the relationship that she shares with the community is at the very core of the business and its success. Visit The Soul Pantry to experience an inner-city urban oasis. THE SOUL PANTRY UNIT 1A/19 KELVIN ST, NEWMARKET P 3352 7777 THESOULPANTRY.COM.AU
• CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE CONDITIONS AND CLIMATE. IS IT POSITIONED IN THE SUN OR IS IT IN A DARKER SPACE? • WORK WITH A CONCEPT, THINK ABOUT YOUR HOME AND CHOOSE A HERO PIECE. ACCOMPANY A BOLD PLANT WITH HEIGHT SUCH AS A FIDDLE-LEAF FIG WITH SMALLER TRAILING PLANTS ON SHELVES OR COFFEE TABLES • HIGHLIGHT YOUR PLANTS BY CHOOSING DESIGNER POTS AND ACCESSORIES LIKE A UASHMAMA BAG • LOOK FOR ADVICE ON THE BEST WAY TO NOURISH AND CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS
WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Take this quick quiz to uncover which of Evermore Designed Homes’ specialty interior styles best reflects your true self. MOSTLY As: HAMPTONS CLASSIC This trend is all about keeping your home crisp and clean and will have you feeling like you’re on a coastal holiday all year round. 1. What’s your ideal holiday destination? a. Somewhere coastal b. A slick, modern city like Tokyo c. Wild and rugged outback 2. What colour schemes do you gravitate towards? a. Crisp white and blue b. Monochrome with pops of colour c. Greyscale and gold 3. What is your favourite cocktail? a. Piña colada b. Apple martini c. Old Fashioned stylemagazines.com.au
MOSTLY Cs: INDUSTRIAL Taking the old and making it new again is what makes the industrial style so interesting. Think brass, timber and a timeless polished look for instant charm. MOSTLY Bs: CONTEMPORARY MODERN Minimal and stylish is the key to pulling off a contemporary look. Sleek furniture with pops of marble and colour will draw attention to your modern space.
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TRAVEL PAWSITIVELY PAWESOME If leaving your pet behind when you holiday is a traumatic experience for both of you, Hounddogs Beach House is an off-fur you can’t refuse, writes Christie Sutherland. YOU COUNT DOWN the days to a relaxing holiday, but you never look forward to leaving your favourite four-legged family members behind. Since getting my fur baby, the search for the perfect pet-friendly accommodation has been a challenge. You always have to compromise on something – until now. My new-found favourite is puppy-approved, so you can enjoy your getaway without having to feel guilty about leaving that furry special someone behind. Experience five-star facilities with a personal touch at the extraordinary Hounddogs Beach House. Newly-launched at the Sunshine Coast’s Dicky Beach, Hounddogs is all about deep green tones, oversized palm prints, dark wood furnishings and luxe accoutrements. You and your furry friend will feel like celebrities at this lavish beach hideaway. The best part isn’t even the ocean views or the outdoor entertainment deck (although it is incredible) – it’s having man’s best friend with you to enjoy it all. There is plenty of space to stretch out, relax and enjoy the idyllic atmosphere. Don’t be fooled by the five-star rating, astonishing views and luxurious linen: this is the kind of accommodation where you can walk around with salty hair and messy paws and really make it your own. Enjoy barbecues and late-night dips in the river as you let your four-legged pal take care of the leftovers and play with endless toys and treats that are stashed away. Not to mention, there’s a human- and dog-friendly beach just a step away from the front gate. Who can resist an afternoon nap? There’s even a doggy day bed for when pup wants a snooze. If you want to add a more romantic element stylemagazines.com.au
CHRISTIE SUTHERLAND AND KETTLE to your stay, you can organise dinner at Tides Caloundra for some tantalising dishes or a sensational home visit from a masseuse. From the special canine treats to adult activities, this designer den provides everything you need. Whether you’re looking for rest, relaxation or fun, there are endless options available at Hounddogs Beach House for every member of your party. After one weekend at Hounddogs, this stunning location is now my official go-to for a dog-friendly holiday escape. There’s only one tiny problem: you’ll never want to leave. HOUNDDOGS BEACH HOUSE BOOK@HOUNDDOGSBEACHHOUSE.COM.AU 0467 379 188 HOUNDDOGSBEACHHOUSE.COM.AU
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IT’S IN THE STARS
Stella Stargazer looks to the skies for a “tongue-in-chic” take on your horoscopes.
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All that focus must have paid off! Stay patient and stay hungry – your future is full of amazing surprises and satisfying rewards for all your hard work.
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CANCER JUNE 22-JULY 23 Your plan to fake it ’til you make it is working! Confidence is key and you’ll take the world by storm.
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VIRGO AUG 24-SEP 23 That little idea you’ve been mulling over? It’s time to think about things on a global scale. You could change lives here – just remember to use your powers for good.
SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 You’re full of wit and wisdom but sometimes you forget to take your own advice. Believe in yourself and have the courage to navigate those stormy seas.
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