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MADE IN BRISBANE

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11 A very cool culinary career: Aleks Dzajkovski.

32 Street art, cocktail month, and a comedy festival – get into May!

COVER STORY 12 Dig into Brisbane’s most exciting foodie event, Dine BNE City.

34 These artists are a feast for the senses.

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18 Are these Brisbane’s most signature dishes? 16 When food and art collide with charity. 38 Everywhere to eat and drink at The Barracks.

36 All the new spots to say yum!

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TRAVEL 50 A little stay-cay in the city never felt so good.

28 What to wear to your next culinary adventure. 30 Designer love: the masculine and modern designs of BRESAC.

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s there any greater joy than gathering around a table with family and friends, sharing the day’s events, funny stories, and memories over shared food and a good glass of wine?! We think not! So, welcome to our Food Issue, perfectly timed to herald the start of the cooler weather, when robust flavours and hearty dishes take centre stage. This month’s mag is a literal feast and reads like a veritable who’s who of Brisbane’s food scene. We showcase local restaurateurs and foodies at the top of their game – like Aleks Dzajkovski owner of Julius Pizzeria, Brutus, and Beccofino, and take a look at Simon Gloftis’ newest James Street offering, Sunshine. We’ll also tempt your appetite with signature dishes from some of our fave places including Crayfish Lo Mein from Stanley (one of my personal faves).

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From the 1st to the 29th May, Dine BNE City presents dining in The City with a buffet of experiences and offers – Let’s Do Lunch, Bar Safari, Supper Club and more, offering the perfect opportunity to break bread with family and friends. Check out stylemagazines.com.au or bnecity.com.au for a full wrap-up of food and drink menus and offers. Catch you later. I’m off to let out my waistband. Cheers!

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rissy, it’s getting hot in the kitchen! Over the years, we’ve cultivated such an incredible dining scene that people are flocking from interstate and beyond to stick their forks into what we’re dishing up. And nothing captures this better than Dine BNE City (page 12), which the chefs on our cover are delighted to be a part of. From exotic flavours and street bites to gastronomic delights you won’t find anywhere else, Brisbane’s signature dishes (page 18 serve the perfect formula – fresh local produce + indelible talent + the perfect spaces to savour every mouthful. Of course, a memorable dining experience isn’t complete without the right outfit, and we’ve got the threads made for munching on page 28.

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Il Verde Traditional Italian technique with fresh, modern flavours. Get your fork around a range of delectable dishes.

Fat Dumpling Poached, steamed, or pan-fried, dig into Fat Dumpling’s tasty morsels that will have you coming back for more.

Montrachet Encapsulating an evolution of French cuisine, lose yourself in the flavours of Queensland’s most acclaimed French restaurant.

Xin Chao Kuhl-Cher Say good morning with this rustic roastery and brunch spot serving up aromatic coffee and all your foodie favourites.

Soul-soothing and wholesome Vietnamese classics to satisfy all your senses. kingstreetbrisbane.com @kingstreetbrisbane


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MADE IN BRISBANE

Aleks Dzajkovski Also known as ‘The Mayor of Fish Lane’, meet the owner, front of house, and manager for one of Brisbane’s favoured restaurant groups.

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orn in Macedonia, Aleks moved to Melbourne and discovered a love for hospitality back in the 90s. 31 years later, and he is one of the proud owners of the restaurant empire that is Julius, Bar Brutus, and Beccofino. Starting out studying computer science and working for a café in the city, two and a half years later, Aleks bought the business. The catalyst to his impressive career, he wanted to introduce newness to Melbourne with his European background. He saw a gap in the market for all things artisan — breads, baked goods, and even smoked salmon. Within two

decades of his move from Macedonia, he had six cafes across Melbourne. In 2013, Aleks, his wife, and their two sons packed up their lives in Melbourne and settled into their new city — Brisbane. After seven years of hard yakka and at the age of 50, his success is unmatched with both of his sons working alongside his lead at Julius. A typical day in his life consists of everything from the back of house management, bookkeeping, rostering, and his personal favourite, ordering wine. “I always say that running a successful restaurant is no different to when someone comes to your house. You MAY 2022

need to keep your guests happy from the welcome to the goodbye,” he says. Forming strong relationships with staff, customers, and suppliers is something he loves, and the longterm standing team at Julius reflects how much Aleks values them. “Nothing compares to when a staff member tells you they love their job,” he says. Diligent, passionate, and awe-inspiring, it’s clear Alek’s ‘Mayor of Fish Lane’ title is well and truly warranted. Plus, his hard work doesn’t intend to slow down anytime soon, with plans for a new Italian nook just around the corner.

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THE CITY’S BIGGEST DINING EVENT OF THE YEAR

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With over 100 reasons to get your fork at the ready, Dine BNE City is back for another delicious year celebrating Brisbane City’s finest (and most fun) dining experiences. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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ringing people together over food and drinks is nothing new-fangled, but a four-week-long celebration of The City’s best restaurants and bars (a first-of-its-kind concept) uniting over 65 dining and drinking venues certainly is something to wax lyrical about. Back for another year, and bigger than ever, Dine BNE City is ready to set tastebuds blazing! A time to taste and toast the town, the event’s month-long program is a food lover’s haven with over 100 exclusive offers and dining experiences from $25 lunches to Wine Walks, Whiskey Nights, and exclusive 10-course degustations. There truly is something to delight and devour for everyone. After what can only be described as an eventful year for the local hospitality industry, food in all its humble glory is uniting people once again, with Dine BNE City’s impressive line-up of some of The City’s best and most loved venues. The notable Walter’s Steakhouse & Bar, Rico Bar & Dining, Saké, and COPPA Spuntino, as well as exciting new additions such as Rothwell’s Bar & Grill, Banc Brasserie, Leonard’s Bar & Bistro, Toscano, and the newly opened Suzette at Sofitel Brisbane Central have a plethora of reasons to dine in and stay out this month of May. Suiting every taste, occasion, and budget, there are three scrumptious offers from Dine BNE City to take advantage of and special events that we are ready and waiting for with bated breath.

LET’S DO LUNCH Consider this your inspiration to ditch the lunchbox leftovers and bring a little excitement back to your mid-week menu! Let’s Do Lunch will be hosting exclusive lunch offers from the riverside’s most loved restaurants such as Alchemy, with melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi and ravioli, plus a crisp glass of wine for $25. Or, perhaps you want to immerse yourself in Patina Customs House heritage motif with a 12-hour South Burnett pork belly served with a glass of Atè pinot grigio or cabernet sauvignon for $35. Delish. 14

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“IT’S DINING AND DRINKING DONE DIFFERENTLY.”

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SUPPER CLUB Set menus, seasonal degustations, and dining experiences for the serious foodies please enter through the Supper Club. Feasting is encouraged and dressing up is part of the fun at these curated events from an array of restaurants across The City. Escape Brisbane via your plate to a world of Chinese high-end yum cha at Brisbane Phoenix with 10 delectable dishes for $88pp or sink into the moody New York details of The Ovolo Incholm for a martini dinner at $69pp. For something a little more boujee, The Gresham and Walter’s Steakhouse & Bar will be coming together for a unique five-course express degustation for $220pp served with Brandy Alexander.

BAR SAFARI Our drinks game is strong here in Brisbane, and the Bar Safari menu is perfect for those who know their negronis to their pinot noir! Sip and snack on your own self-guided tour of The City’s most iconic bars and secret haunts with delightfully curated experiences to celebrate the local hospitality talent. From hidden gems such as The Boom Boom Room’s bar snacks and beverage for $35pp including four snacks of crumbed duck katsu and chicken thigh yakitori, or perhaps a visit to the retro WET Deck of W Brisbane is on the cards? Their Sea & Sparkle package for $60 (designed for two) includes lobster tacos and glasses of Hentley farm ‘Blanc De Noir’. MAY 2022

PASTA MAMA X COPPA SPUNTINO AND SPECIAL EVENTS But wait, there’s more! Dine BNE City will be hosting a series of ticketed experiences, including the return of the Urban Wine Walk, Urban Cocktail Crawl, and the annual Sea to The City festival. Plus, some exciting new experiences include an exciting collaboration between Pasta Mama X COPPA Spuntino with Brisbane’s first ever Pasta Club. For those unaware of the Pasta Mama culinary cult following, the immersive experience is an evermoving private dining adventure that allows foodies to get involved in a slow eating feast of local and seasonally sourced produce – one to book before it sells out. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DINE BNE CITY, PARTICIPATING VENUES, EVENT DETAILS, AND TICKETS VISIT BNECITY.COM.AU/DINE

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FEATURE STORY

ACQUIRED TASTE Recipes are usually kept in tattered journals or scribbled in the Notes app on your phone, but Gemma Leslie’s social enterprise, Food For Everyone, serves them up into art made to be devoured on your wall, while feeding those in need. By DINUSHKA GUNASEKARA

What inspired Food For Everyone? A longing for connection. At the peak of the pandemic what I missed most was having my friends and family over, which would almost always revolve around food. There is nothing more joyous to me than sitting at a table with full bellies and full hearts surrounded by the people I love. It was a longing for this exact feeling that inspired Food For Everyone. My recipe posters were designed to capture the joy of food and bring it into people’s homes during a time when it wasn’t possible. Who was the first person you collaborated with? Julia Busuttil Nishimura – she’s always been supportive of me and community projects, so I thought I’d ask her! Her recipe for tiramisù is one I use all the time, and a dessert staple for so many people. It was a no-brainer really.

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Talk us through the design process of the posters… I’m a graphic designer by trade and have a deep appreciation for traditional typography. The overarching format of the posters and typeface are inspired by vintage newspapers. The idea of a recipe poster was always simmering in the back of my mind. In terms of the process, I take some time to sit with each recipe and sometimes even cook them first to get a full understanding of the ingredients. I paint each ingredient by hand, then digitally upload them where I play with colour and arrangement. I love colour – I can’t hold back, which is evident across the entire collection! How do you choose who you collaborate with? For the first collection, I simply called on some foodie friends whose cooking I love

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and asked them to contribute recipes that they love. After launching the first set of posters, the support from the community was incredible and propelled me to work with some of Australia’s leading talent in hospitality like Andrew McConnell, Kay-Lene Tan, Lennox Hastie, and Simon Gloftis. I want to collaborate with people who have contributed to Australia’s incredible food culture, and this comes from everywhere – home-cooks, chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, and food writers – and capture the recipes that are meaningful to them. Beyond survival, what does food mean to you? My life revolves around food well beyond

the necessity of it. It’s this beautiful thing that is universally understood and a place for connection. Food is so deeply entrenched in culture, so it provides a window in which to explore and learn. Why is tackling food insecurity important to you? Food is a fundamental right, and something that no one should have to forgo. The unpredictability of the pandemic really showed how food insecurity can affect people from all walks of life, especially when paired with the rising cost of living. I hope that Food For Everyone helps to break down the stigma often associated with seeking food relief by creating a sense of community.

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There is no shame in asking for help, and there is a seat at the table for everyone. Welcome to Brissy, by the way! What do you love about Brisbane? Thank you! I love GOMA – the building itself in the string of other brutalist buildings along South Bank and, of course, the art inside. I also love the streets lined with flowering trees like jacarandas and poincianas. For food, I love Julius Pizzeria in Fish Lane. And the Inala market is a wondrous place – it’s always buzzing with energy from the beautiful people and colourful produce. FOODFOREVERYONE.ORG.AU @FOODFOREVERYONE.AUS

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Dining by the river with a wine in one hand and grazing platter in the other – does it get anymore Brisbane than that? An absolute staple at Bar Pacino, and something that keeps the regulars coming back, The Pacino Platter is the perfect way to seize the day. BAR PACINO 175 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3221 2397 BARPACINO.COM.AU

Brisbane’s signature dishes you need to try. These are the eats that fuel Brisbane’s flavour. They may be iconic or a local secret, but either way they’re a recipe for success and are a must for your next plate.

‘Strawberry Cake’ SK Steak & Oyster When heading to Brissy’s celebrated seafood and steak eatery, SK Steak & Oyster, one might not have cake on the mind. But trust us, once you’re finished devouring your choice of delicious mains, a portion of their deliciously decadent strawberry cake is the only way to end the evening. SK STEAK & OYSTER GROUND 12 48 JAMES STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3252 1857 SK-SO.COM

‘Crayflish Lo Mein’ Stanley A visit to the River City is not complete without a trip to Howard Smith Wharves. In this case, to dig into the Cantonese style cooking of the Crayfish Lo Mein at Stanley. A dish on the menu since day one, the sweet and tender meat is gently cooked in rich garlic butter and tossed with egg noodles right before serving.

‘Eggs With Eggs With Eggs’ Hellenika While we all know Hellenika well for its famed zucchini fries, they do breakfast just as well – and honestly, who’s surprised? If you’re heading to Hellenika in the AM, you can’t go past their signature dish – eggs with eggs with eggs, which as the name suggest is eggs served with taramosalata, bottarga, and crusty toast. HELLENIKA LEVEL 1 48 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3252 2060 HELLENIKA.COM.AU

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‘Magret de Canard’ La Belle Vie Bistro & Bar Voila! A slice of France in Bardon. Surprise yourself with an authentic culinary journey to France, spiced up with breathtaking views and a trés chic atmosphere. The star dish? Magret de Canard; pan-fried Aylesbury duck breast served with honey and spice sauce, mushrooms, and roast chat potatoes. Get yourself there and get a taste of La Belle Vie, the beautiful life. LA BELLE VIE BISTRO & BAR 60 MACGREGOR TERRACE, BARDON P 0435 200 282 LABELLEVIE.COM.AU

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‘Duck Ragu’ Beccofino Beccofino has long been on our list of favourite Italian eats in Brisbane, and when it comes to signature dishes you can’t get much better than a healthy portion of melt-inyour-mouth duck ragu that Beccofino has well and truly perfected.

‘Prawn Linguini’ Ciao Papi

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Believing that life is a combination of pasta and magic, Ciao Papi brings homestyle Italian cooking to the heart of Brisbane with views of the iconic Story Bridge from Howard Smith Wharves. For a classic experience, swirl the signature Prawn Linguini around your fork whilst you sip on a spritz or crisp wine.

‘High Tea At Patina’ Customs House

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A touch of French elegance with views of the Story Bridge – now that’s how to do high tea in the city! Patina Restaurant at the heritage Customs House will indulge you in a classic high tea of ribbon sandwiches, savoury canapes, raspberry scones, macarons, French handcrafted tea, and a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne on the side. Bookings essential! CUSTOMS HOUSE 399 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3365 8999 CUSTOMSHOUSE.COM.AU

‘Lefkas Yiros’ Lefkas Taverna

‘Lamb Backstrap’ Olive Thyme

The classic yiros certainly tops the list when it comes to a trip to Greece! Full of flavour, it hits the spot when it’s done with all the right elements. A little closer to home, the Lefkas Yiros is where Brisbane meets the flavours of Greece. Marinating and stacking their own yiros using premium fillet and special herbs and spices, people have lined up the street for years to get their hands on these tasty morsels!

Brisbane houses some of the most authentic Turkish style restaurants and Olive Thyme is a must-try when it comes to their juicy, succulent, and sweet lamb backstrap. Fragrant and tender, owners Sibel and Yalcin have reinvented the dish that’s close to their hearts and homes in Turkey with produce straight from their own farm on The Sunshine Coast.

LEFKAS TAVERNA 170 HARDGRAVE RD, WEST END P 3844 1163 LEFKAS.COM.AU

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HELLO SUNSHINE With good food, wine, and Sunshine, who wouldn’t be happy?

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ediscovering the food he grew up on, Brisbane restaurateur Simon Gloftis has created James Street’s newest dining experience, which he says combines quality deli-style Mediterranean eats with casual café vibes – best enjoyed soaking in the sun with a rosé in hand. Sunshine, which is nestled amongst the trendy boutiques and eateries of New Farm’s James Street, has been six years in the making according to Simon, who also owns Hellenika and SK Steak & Oyster within his restaurant repertoire. The new offering is a far cry from his other eateries, serving up 30-35 different Australian biodynamic wines and unfussy vegetarian meals so good they would make anyone contemplate a veggie lifestyle. “It’s all the food I grew up with,” he says. “It’s an amazing juxtaposition with all my other venues. I never thought as a kid it was healthy, a lot of Europeans are vegetarian without even knowing it. I grew up eating mainly vege, stuffed tomatoes, rice, and beans. Because there are only a few ingredients in these dishes, they need to be bang on!” he says. Despite being well-known for his prowess in the restaurant business, Simon says opening the restaurant meant re-examining the business model and what he knew about the industry while rediscovering his passion for the food he grew up with. “I want the people of Brissy to know it’s been a long

time coming for me,” he says. “It’s all my years of experience decanted down into a vegetarian takeaway joint in a beautiful setting. Just sitting here in James Street with a plate of food and a rosé – how good! It’s casual. It’s like a local coffee shop with a vegetarian takeaway,” he says. With no reservations, the eatery only accepts walk-ins and takeaway between 11am-9pm with a plan to offer online orders in the future. So, if you’re wondering what’s for dinner tonight, why not pop in after school drop-off to pick up dinner! SUNSHINE 39 JAMES STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY SUNSHINE-EATERY.COM

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Stratton Bar and Kitchen An exciting new watering hole and dining destination from the owners of Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen. If you’ve enjoyed a tipple or two at Newstead’s Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen, then you’re in for a treat just around the corner. From the hearts and minds of Ben and Tarryn Brown, Stratton serves up a welcoming approach in a contemporary industrial vibe. The urban aesthetic is moody and modern with a fit-out of WW2-era hangars. These are separated by a central bar with the dining area on one side, and a function space (seating up to 100 guests) and atrium on the other. “Just like Mrs B’s, we’re super flexible when it comes to groups of all sizes. We don’t have a minimum spend or booking fees. And even though we look sophisticated, you don’t have to have a booking (although we always recommend it Friday and Saturday nights) as we keep tables for walk-ins, plus we have our beautiful atrium that isn’t book-able,” says Tarryn. When it comes to food, Stratton is influenced by countries from all over the world. “There are influences from Middle Eastern spiced squid to Japanese karaage milk buns to a Massaman curry - to pizza! The menu has been designed to share (like Mrs B’s), but also to have something for everyone. Sometimes you just want some pizza and a glass of red wine, sometimes you want a whole meal of bar snacks, or sometimes you want beef short ribs in a black bean sauce!” says Tarryn. STRATTON BAR AND KITCHEN 3-5 STRATTON ST, NEWSTEAD P 3187 4578 STRATTON.BAR

SFH Designs Bohemian glamour at its beautiful non-conforming best! SFH Designs provides a colourful sartorial feast with local fashions mixed with pieces from all over the world. From pom-poms to avant-garde embroidery, every piece from this bustling boutique is colourful and most of all, distinctive! Turn heads with wearable art from SFH Designs’ own unique fashion label that’s sustainably made locally or choose from their range of local designs, including Anannasa, PinkPineapple, and Flora Fascinata Millinery. What’s more, they also offer a BYO ‘embellishment bar’ for denim jackets. Talk about a treasure trove! SFH DESIGNS BOUTIQUE CNR MORAY ST & MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 0438 942 409

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f your kind of shopping for treasures and unique pieces involves fresh air, a relaxed vibe, and something ‘a little different’, you’ll love Seasons Emporium. There’s no need to hit the traffic and go coastal for a boutique experience like this either. From purely practical to the unapologetically pretty, their stunning product range of fashion, jewellery, and homewares promise pops of colour, lush textures, and eye-catching hidden gems. Bringing a friendly, holiday vibe to the 1000 Ann Street precinct, it’s not just an in-and-out affair. Make a day of it with the delightful services, hotel stays, food, and shopping on offer nearby. Seasons Emporium’s well-established shopfront in The Valley also has an easy, efficient online shopping portal. Whether you like to buy jewellery, bags, or homewares online at your convenience, or in-store in The Valley, their exceptional customer service remains the same. Founded in 2013, each piece is hand-selected by founder Renea O’Shea such as Kompanero leather bags, The Shanty Corporation, Brave + True, Talisman Label, Stella + Gemma, Ecoya, Linda Tahija & Murkani fine jewellery, Noosa Amsterdam,

and Miss Frankie low tox nail polish. Renea’s old-fashion local service paired with the outstanding product range of Australian brands, clothing, jewellery, and accessories is perfect for a relaxed coastal luxe boho style. Pick a piece you will love and treasure forever today at this boutique reminiscent of places you’ll find by the seaside or country towns. SEASONS EMPORIUM 28/1000 ANN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3741 4999 SEASONSEMPORIUM.COM

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guided meditation headsets, plus human optimisation technologies you won’t find anywhere else in Brisbane. As a member, you also have access to the Function Well Boutique Pop-Up on level 2, Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct. Fostering their community is at the heart of everything Function Well does, and you’re invited to come by to see all they offer and more such as a diverse events schedule and fundraisers. Stop by during community week from 7-14 May. FUNCTION WELL 76 COMMERCIAL RD, NEWSTEAD P 3852 3938 FUNCTIONWELL.COM.AU/NEWSTEAD


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Design & Co Established in 2015, and having recently opened a new showroom in Teneriffe, Design & Co are here to help you create a space you will love to come home to. Working across multiple styles, from beautiful old Queenslanders to contemporary new apartments, this warm and welcoming design studio is dedicated to delivering unique and timeless interiors customised to every individual. From interior design services to product sourcing and exceptional quality Australian made furniture, their curated collection of décor pieces, art, and rugs are available inperson to peruse at their showroom. Make an appointment with one of their expert designers for an in-showroom or in-home consultation. DESIGN & CO 14 MACQUARIE ST, TENERIFFE P 3172 1513 DESIGNANDCO.COM.AU

Be transported to a Los Angeles lounge bar in the heart of The Valley with Mr. Mista’s elegant dining experience. Combining the very best of South East Asian cuisine, this Asian fusion restaurant combines the culture we love with the luxury and hedonism of a Hollywood nightclub, for an evening that satiates your dancing desire as much as your belly. From bao buns and sashimi to the very best crafted cocktails and resident DJs, take a seat in one of their gorgeous velvet booths for a relaxed evening of fine dining and dancing – the perfect weekend combo! MR. MISTA 757 ANN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3188 1477 MRMISTA.COM

Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane Established in Byron Bay, this small craft brewery is ready to say “cheers!” in Fortitude Valley. Tucked away in The Valley just off Wickham Terrace, Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane is where an evolving hospitality scene meets a craft beer taste we all know and love. Set inside the heritage-listed Trails Ice building on Bridge Street, there’s no need to hit the road, as the brewery brings a taste of the coast to the city whilst weaving in the laid-back sandy sense of Byron Bay. Full of local innovation, the brewery is serving up its classic beers, exclusive Brisbane brews and exceptional gastro-pub fare in an urban industrial space. For those not on the drink, there is a range of wines, Sunly seltzers, and ginger beer to ensure everyone is looked after. The brewery also offers venue hire, catering to up to 200 guests, corporate functions, weddings, or a casual catch up with a few mates over a delicious drop or two. Now open seven days to savour the happening atmosphere, enjoy live music or entertainment every night, plus a crowd favourite (and delightful frothy combo) with Taco Tuesdays now available. STONE & WOOD BREWERY BRISBANE 99 BRIDGE ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 0476 446 336 STONEANDWOOD.COM.AU/BRISBANE-BREWERY

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MADE IN THE SHADE Few brands can harness a contemporary and curated aesthetic with as much ease as Dominique Ribot-de-Bresac has achieved with her luxury sunglasses label, BRÉSAC. From Copenhagen and Paris to our very own James Street, this local label is one to keep on your radar as it skyrockets towards Aussie cult status. By COURTNEY FRANK

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Hi Dominique! Tell us a little bit about yourself – have you always been in the fashion world? I began my journey with fashion as a teenager working in fashion retail on the weekends and during school holidays. I then proceeded to study Fashion Design whilst completing grades 11 and 12 and continued to study it for several years following high school. Throughout my early twenties, I worked and interned in numerous fields within the fashion industry both in Australia and Europe in the areas of styling, design production, creative direction, publishing, and marketing with some notable companies such as British VOGUE, ELLERY, and RUSSH Magazine. These experiences very much broadened my scope of the fashion industry and prepared me for what would one day be the launch of BRÉSAC. In December 2021 you launched BRÉSAC and made your foray into fashion accessories – why luxury sunglasses? I always felt that there was a gap in the market for high quality, luxury sunglasses and the experience that accompanies buying a luxury product at an accessible price point. I believe sunglasses are the perfect accessory to complete any look. You can make an instant statement and immediately elevate any outfit. The BRÉSAC aesthetic is inherently masculine and contemporary. What do you think inspires this vision? I have always been attracted to a masculine aesthetic, and this style always makes me feel most confident. When designing our pieces, I take inspiration from vintage eyewear and incorporate a modern edge. BRÉSAC frames are contemporary, versatile, and designed so customers can own several different colourways of the same frame, with each providing a slightly different aesthetic that will match different outfits.

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You are a Brisbane local sourcing quality European materials in a time when overseas travel hasn’t been that accessible – what has that process looked like? It has been an interesting and testing time for any company sourcing materials and manufacturing products offshore. Launching an entirely new business during this time has certainly been challenging, but it has also taught us many valuable lessons. What was expected to take six months, turned into an 18-month launch, so it was essential that we remained open-minded and flexible. It’s 2022 and everyone is wearing low-rise jeans and crochet. As a designer, how do you stay true to your aesthetic and not be influenced by sweeping trends? Most of my personal wardrobe is comprised of timeless, modern tailored pieces. Purchasing great quality pieces made from high-quality materials that you know will last for years to come is incredibly important. I find the best way to ensure you are staying on trend seasonally is through accessories. While BRÉSAC is very design-conscious, we also want our pieces to be timeless and transcend seasonal trends. We want customers to cherish our pieces for years, not months, so they can truly get their money’s worth out of our products. For that reason, there are a few key shapes we will always work with at BRÉSAC and put a unique spin on from season to season. MAY 2022

BRÉSAC is still very much in its infancy – so, what’s the plan for the next 12 months? Our goal is to continue to evolve our designs and grow our BRÉSAC customer base. We are so fortunate to have incredibly loyal customers who have supported us since our launch. So far, we have been well received internationally and our frames have been worn at Copenhagen and Paris Fashion Weeks, however, we hope in time to further expand our reach across the globe. BRESAC.COM @BRESAC__

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1. Olivia Bond Diamonds Scallop Necklace POA 2. Net-A-Porter Dries Van Noten Beaded Top $1,410 3. Net-A-Porter Loewe Sunglasses $470.55 4. St. Agni Toscano Heel $329 5. Rylan Mini Tote $699

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CALENDAR Very busy, lots on! Check out a snapshot of the happenings around town this month.

27.04.22 - 29.05.22 BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

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Brisbane wide Australia’s most hilarious festival is back with side-splitting stories from local, national, and international comic geniuses with something to bring the lols to everyone. brisbanecomedyfestival.com

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL Brisbane wide See the streets of Brissy like never before as local and international street artists paint the town, with 50 live public murals, installations, events, and interactive all-ages workshops right across the city. bsafest.com.au

13.05.22 - 15.05.22 REGIONAL FLAVOURS

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Southbank Parklands The nation’s fave chefs are firing up for a weekend-long celebration of Australian produce, tackling this year’s theme – The Ultimate Grazing Table – with music and masterclasses as well.

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01.05.22 - 31.05.22 AUSTRALIAN COCKTAIL MONTH Brisbane wide Cocktail connoisseurs and spirit sippers rejoice! Over 24 venues are serving exclusive menus and discounts, including The Gresham, Savile Row, and the city’s new Frog’s Hollow Saloon. australiancocktailmonth.com.au STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

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UNITING FOR WOMEN’S SERVICES With all funds going directly to support women and children impacted by domestic violence, and over $20,000 worth of prizes on offer – this is a raffle you can feel good about supporting. In a bid to support one of Queensland’s most importance services, Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ), Style Magazines, and bespoke fashion label Wil Valor have joined forces to raise muchneeded funds for women and children impacted by domestic violence. Queensland and New South Wales residents can enter the enormous raffle offering up over $20,000 worth of luxury prizes. All proceeds go directly to fund the work WLSQ do in providing essential services for those affected by domestic violence. As a strategic partner of WLSQ, Wil Valor is offering up the

huge major prize of a $6,000 shopping experience. Renowned for producing the finest hand-tailored suiting for men and women, you’ll be treated to your very own bespoke tailoring, made from the finest quality Italian and English fabrics. Other key prizes include a $3,500 Xennox Diamonds shopping experience, and a Mercedes Benz experience including an overnight Ovolo Hotel staycation. With prizes ranging from thousand-dollar shopping experiences and Italian leather bags to boutique hotel stays and beauty and dining vouchers, there’s an opulent prize well worth going in the

draw for. After all, you’ve got to be in it to win it! TO BUY TICKETS, DONATE, OR FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION, VISIT RAFFLETIX. COM.AU/WLSQMEGARAFFLE2022. WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE QLD 387 IPSWICH RD, ANNERLEY P 3392 0644 WLSQ.ORG.AU

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FEAST FOR THE EYES The rise of culinary art is hitting a fever pitch as these Australian artists turn to the table for inspiration. Feast upon these hunger-inducing pieces in all their gastronomical glory! By BETHAN WARRIOR

Libby Haines @libbyhainesart Do you cook to paint or paint to cook? I think I do a bit of both, I mostly use meals I’ve eaten as inspiration for my paintings, but may find myself craving the thing I painted that day and let it be the source of cooking inspiration for my next meal. What foods are you planning to paint next? I just finished up all the paintings for my exhibition at Saint Cloche, which features lots of food scenes. I’m also enjoying painting the process of cooking, not just the final cooked product. So maybe there will be more of that in the future.

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Go-to snack when painting? Frozen berries! Love the sweet and sour crunch.

Hardest food to paint? A passionfruit.

Favourite food to eat vs favourite food to paint? Pasta is undoubtedly my favourite meal to eat in any shape or form! Whilst fruit and vegetables are my usual subject matter when illustrating.

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Emma Elise Petterson @emmaeliseartist Do you cook to paint or paint to cook? I definitely love cooking. My partner and I often have cooking dates together which inspires me to include some of the ingredients we use in my work. Your favourite place to go food shopping? There is a lovely greengrocer in Eastwood (NSW) called Super Fresh. So much lovely fresh produce is available here.

Emma Sheehan @emmasheehanartist Favourite food to eat vs favourite food to paint? I love to eat and paint seafood so it’s a win-win. Your favourite place to go food shopping? We have a local grocer here in Jugiong (NSW) named Gino’s Fruit and Veg that opens every Wednesday.

Kim Bizo @kbizoart Favourite food to eat vs favourite food to paint? I actually only paint what I like to eat! So, in saying that, all my painting subjects are absolute favourites, however, cheese in all its moreish forms is without a doubt my favourite food and it does feature in a lot of my paintings. Hardest food to paint? Sliced bread can be tricky, especially with all the crevices, holes, and seeds to contend with. An unsliced baguette or sourdough with the lovely floury sprinkle is always fun.

Whitney Spicer @whitneyspicer Favourite food to eat vs favourite food to paint? These two go hand in hand. I love eating seafood, and I also adore painting seafood. It is such a decadent cuisine, one that reminds me fondly of my family and our favourite food for celebratory and festive dinners. Your favourite place to go food shopping? Our region (Orange, NSW) has such an amazing local food offering. From the Farmers Markets to the orchard fruit shop, and not to mention the local vineyards. Spoilt for choice!

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BITES Dig into the new kids on the block of the Brisbane foodie scene. IF YOU HAVE A DELICIOUS VENTURE IN THE WORKS, TELL US ALL ABOUT IT AT DINUSHKA@STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

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The Valley’s new cocktail bar doubles as a muso haven, serving mezcal-infused eats to the tune of old school rock ‘n’ roll. The distant sibling of The Zoo is a sanctuary for people to explore themselves through music, with a cheeky tipple of top-shelf spirits and quality food crafted to complement, like 32-hour slowcooked mezcal infused beef cheek and burrata served with five-year aged balsamic vinegar.

From Queenstown to Queensland, Rodd & Gunn is bringing their innovative fusion of luxury and style to James Street. Offering fashion, food, and wine in a heritage building, the memorable experience will feature a menu from internationally venerated chef and Kiwi talent Matt Lambert, as well as Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas – one of 300 in the world with that title – helming the beverage list.

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Brisbane’s latest watering hole is slinging independent booze from a 12-metre whiskey bar in the heritage John Reid & Nephews building. Led by a team of industry veterans, a true-saloon style is embodied in the fitout and charismatic service, with a focus on independently bottled whiskey labels, a wine list favouring Australian makers, and small twists on classic drinks. Brisbane City @frogshollowsaloon 36

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Paddington’s adored NOTA is expanding its casually elevated ambience into its neighbouring space to offer a wine bar alongside its modern European dining. With tasty bar snacks and a five-metre wall of carefully curated bottles, the revamp will see locals lounging beside exposed brick with simple yet refined cooking in hand. Paddington @nota.restaurant

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THE WORLD OF FOOD AT YOUR DOORSTEP The Yiros Shop

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Brisbane’s most iconic and authentic Greek eats. The Yiros Shop believes in serving the best Greek food to the community! Authentic, fresh, and with locally sourced sustainable ingredients, it’s traditional favourites with a modern twist. From lunch to dinner to a big family feast, it’s Newmarket Villages Greek eats place to go!

Best Korean food in town! Serving delicious and traditional Korean food, plus some modern additions there is something for everyone. Known for their delicious crunchy fried chicken you’ll find the perfect feast, and if you’re really hungry check out the all you can eat wings meal – it’s unlimited and epic!

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Jackpot Dining is a unique Chinese restaurant providing high-quality gourmet Asian food at reasonable prices. They feature an extensive menu selection – from Chinese roast to traditional stir fry, everyday fried rice and fried noodles to Jackpot’s signature wok series dishes. They also offer BYO on top of house wines, beers and handcrafted teas, sodas and frappes.

Brisbane’s best wings and burgers! Wing Fix specialises in American Style Wings and Gourmet Burgers. House-made sauces, fresh ingredients and premium produce makes each bite deliciously addictive.

Ocean Tucker Newmarket Village’s newest addition is a fresh, and modern take on fish and chips. A kid’s menu, fresh fish, calamari, salads and more make this the perfect lunch, dinner and snack stop.

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nown for its hive of happenings, The historical Barracks on Petrie Terrace is an unexpected retail trove and melting pot of food and flavours, ready for you to dig in! Diverse in nature and delicious in taste, take your time to dine in at one of their premium offerings, or grab-and-go before hitting the latest flick at Palace Barracks Cinemas.

Discover a world of decadence at one of The Barrack’s most charismatic restaurants. Chandeliers, otherworldly wallpapers, and gold leaf embellishments with timber touches set the tone of the fabulous blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine. Delight in the delectable details of their seven-course banquet for $65pp including aromatic egg rolls, lamb dumplings, roast barbecue duck, classic Vietnamese coleslaw, and crème brûlée du jour – just to name a few.

Moda Tapas Brasa Bar Between a quick bite or celebratory shindig, this Brisbane institution, Moda Tapas Brasa Bar, knows how to tickle your tipple or taste fixes. Head chef Javier Codina infuses a blend of French, Catalan, and Italian with fresh local produce to serve up dishes such as Zarzuela style Moreton Bay bugs, Manolete chorizo, and black pudding pintxos.

The Bavarian Whether it’s a long-lunching kind of weekend or you’re looking for somewhere to stop by before a game at Suncorp Stadium, The Bavarian is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger pangs. Feast on their crumbed chicken breast, doublesmoked ham, mozzarella, and Neapolitan sauce parmigiana and wash it all down with a sweet and sassy signature strawberry margarita cocktail jug.

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Oporto Sometimes all you need is a succulent burger to sink your teeth into! Oporto is the perfect place for a casual catch up with friends and family, or to grab-and-go before perusing the retail at The Barracks. You can’t go past the Bondi burger with two fresh-grilled 100% chicken breast fillets, crisp lettuce, cheese, creamy mayo, and Oporto’s legendary Original Chilli sauce.


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Palace Barracks There’s no doubt that going to the movies goes hand in hand with munching on a selection of delicious sweet and savoury treats! From choc tops, olive oil popcorn, cheeses, and a selection of beer and fine wines, you can also sip on premium ST. ALi coffee made by professional baristas. The best part? Take these into the cinema with you and sit back and relax.

Uncle Wang The latest addition to the historic Barracks buildings is the modern Chinese fare from Uncle Wang. Encouraging a share-style menu, feel a part of the Uncle Wang family between the dragon wallpaper and tantalising menu of juicy xiao long bao, prawn dumplings, prawn toast, crispy pork belly, and Mongolian style lamb ribs (we’re salivating just thinking about it). Pair it with their impressive bar menu of Australian wines, beers (with Asahi on tap!), and cocktails.

Tiger Eye Ambience, great food, and delicious drinks are the exceptional trifecta that Tiger Eye is known for. Within that, Tiger Eye also has a reputation for hand-picking the best meat on the market. Understanding the secret to succulent meats and quick bites, you’ll be savouring every nibble (such as the grilled lamb cutlets) before you rush off to a weekend game or sit back with friends with a vino in hand!

Sushi Edo With moreish morsels and killer Japanese flare to boot, Sushi Edo is where flavour meets fun! Not to mention, they’re passionate about the highest quality sushi and healthiest ingredients where possible. Offering the classic sushi train experience with nigiri, aburi, gunkan, and hand rolls, have the option to also sit back at your own table and order with ease through their convenient iPad à la carte ordering service.

Pilgrim by Fogata Taste your way through this restaurant’s passion for Latin-American culture in every dish! Owned by Brazilian brothers, Gustavo and Andre Goncalves, the menu of chargrilled calamari, crab sliders, Brazilian style cheese bread, twice-fried plantain (a must-try!), and stuffed jalapenos pays homage to their motherland cuisine straight to your plate. Sip and savour with their legendary cocktails or spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a six-course shared banquet and bottomless mimosas for $65pp.

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Yes way, rosé! Rose-hued tiling, dim lighting, and divine Italian food in the heart of James Street – you guessed it, Bianca. With their impressive menu, you would think there is no room for improvement but alas, the wines are just as impressive as the food. You simply can’t go past their custommade rosé curated just for them.

Whiskey business Glass half empty or glass half full? Take a sip of Hôntô’s rare and wonderful Japanese whiskey and we are sure the answer will be half full. This liquid gold makes for a magical match with many of their gourmet shared style eats.

BIANCA 46 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3063 7679 BIANCARESTAURANT.COM.AU

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Feel the burn with Longtime Dining’s in-house chilli oil. You’ll find it placed on every table upon arrival but what you might not know is that it took the head chef just three days to create the recipe. A custom-made chilli oil inspired by Lao Gan Ma, a popular store-bought oil. Who did it better? We vote Longtime.

Pizza is amazing, woodfire pizza is even better, but pizza prepared in a bespoke Marna Forni woodfire oven with a deck wrought from Mount Vesuvius lava stone is out of this world. Where to find this unforgettable pizza? Sasso, a neighbourhood Italian bar and trattoria serving unreal eats!

No electricity and no gas, how could Agnes possibly cook anything? With the primordial elements, of course! The ancient skill of cooking over fire is what Agnes is all about — they have certainly mastered the skill of wood fire cooking to show how simple great food can be.

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A FRESH JOURNEY Much-loved Turkish restaurant Olive Thyme is bringing a touch of the Sunshine Coast to their new menu.

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f you’re wanting to find authentic Turkish food in the heart of Albion, Sibel and Yalcin – the owners of Olive Thyme – are the family duo who are dishing up the most authentic dishes in the area. Mixing Turkish tradition with modern inspiration, you’ll find all their favourites and signature plates just waiting to be gobbled up. From lamb backstrap to Mediterranean octopus, anchovies, broad beans, stuffed tomatoes, fragrant eggplant, dolma, and customary Kunefe, each dish is served full of flavour and with the warmest hospitality. Taking their passion and lifestyle for food even further, Sibel and Yalcin recently started a family farm on the Sunshine Coast to re-purpose and deliver freshness to every part of the menu. When biting into fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs, these are all planted, grown, and prepared from the family farm. Delight in the details of parsley, thyme, mint, rosemary, basil, zucchini, eggplant, raddish, ginger, tomatoes, cucumbers, and citrus – even the cocktail garnishes are straight from the paddock, making each sip that little bit sweeter! It’s so beautiful at our family farm,” says Sibel. “Olive Thyme is like the daughter we never had. We love and care for her dearly, but we also spend time away on the family farm close to the produce we deliver to our guests, and it helps us to continually improve

the restaurant,” she says. Re-using and repurposing from Olive Thyme is also very important to Sibel and Yalcin. From making use of all their kitchen scraps for compost at their family farm to repurposing bamboo raised veggie gardens, this is one of the secrets to how they grow their seedlings into the delicious fresh produce to enjoy every day. Taste the fresh difference at Olive Thyme for lunch or dinner Tuesday to Sunday. OLIVE THYME 293 SANDGATE RD, ALBION P 3862 4599 OLIVETHYME.COM.AU

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Did you know skincare absorbs best when applied on damp skin? An active-packed mist is the best way to start your routine, particularly with KBeauty wonder-ingredient, snail mucin, which is remarkable for its hydrating and plumping abilities.

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UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

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CORPORATE PSYCHOLOGY with Dr John Barletta

VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp

Growth mindset

One or both?

When we fail at tasks, it doesn’t mean we are not smart or capable. What it reminds us of is that effort is typically required to succeed in life. There are those who think that trying something and failing means one is unintelligent or incapable. For these people, further pursuit after failing is considered a waste of time. Individuals with this fixed mindset avoid challenges because they believe they can’t improve, which means they are not learners. Others know that intelligence and skills can be improved with a learning mentality, and use failures as motivators and stepping-stones. These individuals have a growth mindset and make thoughtful, committed choices on the journey toward success. We all have the enormous capacity to succeed when we try.

Some clinics advocate scheduling varicose veins on both legs to be treated in the same week, harking back to the days of surgery. However, you need to remember that modern endovenous treatment has very minimal downtime and doesn’t require hospital admission or a general anaesthetic. At our practice, patients are encouraged to assess their worst leg first before looking at the second. However, there are exceptions in rural patients; where doing both allows for bilateral follow up reviews and requires less travel. The benefit of treating legs separately is that the phlebologist can be focused on getting the best results possible and being meticulous, ensuring success on one leg before moving on to the next. Allowing the patient to concentrate on keeping mobile during their recovery. Also, to be honest, wearing one stocking in the Queensland climate is much more comfortable than two.

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STYLING TIPS with Mark Ferguson

SKIN SOLUTIONS with Dr Heather Jenkins

Stradbroke Season

Skin diet

A day at the races encompasses many of life’s joys. The sartorial social event with friends combines exquisite food, flowing Champagne, outstanding outfits, and, most of all, exciting action by the most impressive thoroughbreds. These events bring the community together from milliners to tailors, caterers, limousine operators, hoteliers and more. And during this time, it’s important to focus on the joys of life, celebrate moments with friends and remind ourselves of what is available, achievable, and possible. Style is a supporting element to this type of joy and is needed when presenting our best selves. Consider this a reminder to embrace each race day themes: • TAB Doomben 10,000 Day – bold but not gaudy. • XXXX Doomben Cup Day – embellished but not shiny. • Moet & Chandon Derby Day – black and white. • Oaks Day – feminine, gents think about adding florals. • TAB Stradbroke Day – black and white with a touch of red.

Hopping off Easter, when chocolate can be hard to say no to, knowing what to eat to maintain a healthy body is a challenge for all of us. When it comes to diet and skin health there is a plethora of information out there but without a doubt, the most important is water intake. It acts as a nutrient, solvent, transportation carrier, and regulates temperature. Nourishing nutrients such as vitamin C are crucial to maintaining the skin barrier and can assist with fragile skin and wound healing, while proteins are vital to assist in cell repair. Our cells are constantly being renewed and proteins are a vital building block to cell construction and growth. Some promising studies are showing the benefit of probiotics (especially lactobacillus) to assist with skin function. So, what’s the advice? A common-sense approach with a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods concentrating on fresh whole foods where possible, regular water intake, and good quality skincare is a good start.

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CAREER COACHING with Elizabeth Kemanetzis

COFFEE MASTERCLASS with Penny Wolff

Breaking bread

Feel good brews

It is a long-held belief of mine that eating is one of the most vulnerable things we can do. Social eating or breaking bread with other people plays an important part in the way we bond with people. Research suggests that communal eating facilitates human connection. What do we get out of communal eating that makes this human experience so valuable? From connection to conversation and gathering around the table, we turn to food to celebrate promotions, lament breakups, problemsolve, and entertain family and friends. Food serves as a witness to the joys we celebrate and the sorrow we experience. It brings people together within our human experiences. Communal eating reduces social isolation and increases social interaction. Essentially, food and community nourish that part of ourselves and now more than ever before creating connections is important to our shared human experience. THE BROWN PENNY MUSE 19 WILSON STREET, WEST END P 0430 100 633 FACEBOOK.COM/ BROWNPENNYMUSE/

Part of the joy of enjoying a cup of coffee or tea with friends is the opportunity it brings to support others in our community. This month on Thursday 19 May, our café in Hendra, Dandelion & Driftwood, is delighted to be hosts for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland and supporting those who have experienced their world turned upside down. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a wonderful community event that raises vital funds to make a big difference for those impacted by cancer. In light of this, Dandelion & Driftwood has crafted a delicious high tea with $25 from every ticket sold going to Cancer Council Queensland. Knowing that every cuppa will make a difference to those impacted by cancer is sure to make the morning tea-riffic! WOLFF COFFEE ROASTERS 140 GERLER RD, HENDRA P 3267 5551 WOLFFCOFFEEROASTERS.COM.AU

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REAL ESTATE with Craig Lea

FINE JEWELS with Troy McKenzie

Sales appeal

A curated auction

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and in real estate, a great kitchen opens up conversation and can galvanise a sale. From someone who enjoys food and entertaining, I can understand how buyers emotionally connect with kitchens, especially if they are functional and stylish. Executing a great kitchen or revamping an existing one can greatly influence your ultimate value as you are creating an opportunity for buyers to emotionally connect. There are many ways to update a kitchen, from new handles, benchtops, or appliances to installing trendy pendant lights. Don’t be scared of polarising buyers, you can’t please everyone, but try and keep selections classic. Re-energising your kitchen for sale could be just the thing to get the buyers hovering and emotions running.

Everyone loves the thrill of the chase at an auction, and when it comes to a luxury or jewellery auction, the anticipation is exciting, with an exquisite race to the end! At Leonard Joel, we are continually auctioning off sapphires, rubies, diamonds, and bold statement pieces that have a rich and beautiful history behind them. Before each piece goes to its curated auction, and a piece is consigned, I ensure that the piece is genuine, understand its history, and establish a market price whilst setting a reserve. Our collection pieces travel across the country from Brisbane to Melbourne and Sydney, and on auction night, you have the option to bid online, in person, by telephone or by absentee bid. We want to make sure you get your hands on those one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces to treasure forever.

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TRAVEL INSIDER with Rose Febo

Picnic perfect

For the love of travel

Take advantage of the cooler balmy autumnal weather this Mother’s Day for a family park day and a seasonal healthy picnic. After tea and toast in bed, get the children to help pack the hamper with a picnic blanket, hats, bat and ball, plenty of water and fresh, fabulous food for a fun day out. With a little prep the day before, all you will have to do is find room for your favourites! Fantastic ingredients, when in season, are always the basis for fantastic food when you are putting it all together such as frittatas or mini quiches, marinated chicken drumsticks, a couple of perfect fresh baguettes, ham, cheese, tomatoes, roquette, and avocado with a little pesto or relish, grapes, mandarins, and an apple or two to complete the picture. Keep it simple and enjoy the ambience of an alfresco day this Mother’s Day.

Style travellers, the way we see the world has changed! Now it’s not only where you choose to travel, but also the journey itself. Most notably, we are full of eagerness, anticipation, and optimism to experience places we’ve missed visiting. It’s time to start planning your travels—whether it’s a romantic riviera sojourn, a multi-generational luxe-island reunion, or a safari expedition. We’re seeing a trend for longer, more immersive journeys with travel in premium and business class, and advanced booking is essential. While travelling may feel different now, my team and I are here to help you navigate the new travel landscape with expert advice. We curate and elevate itineraries around your individual style, passions, and interests. After all, you can’t VIP yourself. Getting around is bespoke, the way travel should be. Contact us to get started.

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FOR HUMANS Inspired by her great grandparents, Nonnas Grocer is a concept by Madeleine Hoy we were so intrigued by that we needed to get to the bottom of it.

What inspired Nonnas Grocer? My family history. My great grandfather had a chain of fruit shops across Victoria, and I take a lot of inspiration from his stores, as well as contemporary furniture and graphic design.

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hen it comes to the world of décor and tablespaces, gone are the days of simple candles and glassware. Instead, enter a new wave: a movement that allows your table to become a placemat to explore both reality, art, and design. Some call it a fruity tale – a story of candles re-invented, but when it comes to Nonnas Grocer, we call it pure imagination. We had five minutes with Madeleine to get the juicy details of it all, and here’s what we learned… @ N O N N ASGR OCER | NONNASGROCER.COM *Images from their collection in collaboration with MCM House

Three words to describe you...

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life...

Organic, playful, and sporadic.

Margarita pizza with fresh buffalo. Can’t say no, ever.

You’ll never leave home without...

Your dinner party must-haves?

My sunnies. My optometrist told me that I have less pigment than normal in my eyes which explains why I am always squinting!

Dense candles (obviously), flowers from the garden, eclectic tableware (whatever I have in the cupboard), fun friends, and a lot of wine!

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SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND Nestled in the heart of Brisbane City lies a destination where cosmopolitan finesse meets understated culture at W Brisbane. By COURTNEY FRANK

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hands and bamboo sticks for improved joint flexibility and muscle relaxation – it was total bliss. After checking in to our state-of-the-art suite, it was time to get dressed for afternoon cocktails at the WET Deck ahead of our dinner reservation. It’s here we’re met with the most Instagrammable pool in Brisbane – an ultra-glam 20-metre poolside oasis with a resort feel and panoramic views of the Brissy skyline. And while we were a little too dressed up to cut laps, we were perfectly at home lounging by the bar while the bartenders dished up top-shelf coconut margaritas to two very willing accomplices! The night concluded the way that all good Brissy stay-cays should – with copious amounts of Chianti and Italian food, courtesy of head chef Shane Veivers and his award-winning team at Personé. Located only a short walk away at Brisbane Quarter, we feasted on dishes like figs with Stracciatella and burnt honey, spaghetti carbonara, and crumbed veal cutlet. As time slipped away from us and we realised the STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

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restaurant was closing around us, we rolled back to our rooms, perfectly content and ready for the most restful slumber of our lives. As the automatic blinds opened on the next morning, we were inspired to keep exploring our beautiful River City. After a stunning high tea experience in the Living Room Bar that even included a ‘paint your own panna cotta’ activity, we (reluctantly) checked out and took a short stroll over the Victoria Bridge to check out the APT10 exhibition at QAGOMA for the afternoon. As we strolled through the gallery, a wave of appreciation and admiration washed over me with just a single thought in mind – there really is nowhere else I’d rather live. W BRISBANE 81 N QUAY, BRISBANE CITY P 3556 8888 WBRISBANE.COM.AU


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Jessica Sellinger Interior architecture student turned master ceramicist, she is the Brisbane-based artisan to watch. Immersed in refined minimalism, her pieces bring a chic sculptural intention to any space. @JE SS .SE L L I NG E R CE R AMI CS

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Where do you seek inspiration?

Describe your style… It’s always changing, but definitely minimal chic.

The first thing you did this morning? Gave my doggy a smooch.

Drink of choice? A green juice.

Wardrobe MVP?

A lot comes from experimentation. I try to look at the pieces I’ve created and see if they’re able to be manipulated in another way. I find this also creates more cohesion in my style.

What is your favourite part of your creative process? Opening up the kiln and discovering nothing has broken in the firing.

You never leave home without…

Interior must have?

Lip balm, sunnies, and hand moisturiser (dry hands are a potter’s life).

A warm lamp that cosies up a room and aromatherapy.

Who are your style icons?

Signature scent?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë Kravitz.

Pants and sunnies.

Rōzu by Aesop.

Next bucket list holiday?

Artist you’re currently obsessed with?

Road trip around the U.S. West Coast.

Forever and always, Eny Lee Parker. MAY 2022

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Best career advice you’ve ever received? Everyone else made plenty of mistakes at the start too, don’t worry.

Fashion brand you’d wear for the rest of your life? Fear Of God or St. Agni.

Beauty product you’re currently obsessed with? La Roche-Posay lightweight SPF.

My next career move is… Strengthening my foundations and just keep pushing. I’m aiming to create more interior focused products such as wall sculptures and scones, lamps, and more side tables. I also dream of eventually moving from a home studio to a commercial studio.

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