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PRESTIGE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

AUGUST16

BRISBANE

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BRISBANE EXPORTS MEET THE TALENTED YOUNG LOCALS MAKING WAVES OVERSEAS

IT HAD

TO BE YOU SAY YES TO THE DRESS at White Lily Couture

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY, STYLE AND GRANDEUR OF

CUSTOMS HOUSE


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CONTENTS COVER

COVER STORIES

Photography: Elisabeth Willis Talent: Emma Kent, Que Models Hair and Makeup: Hollie, Stefan Hair Fashions Location: Customs House, Brisbane

14 BRISBANE EXPORTS Meet the talented young locals making waves overseas.

EMMA WEARS (COVER): White Lily Couture Ofelia dress; Molten Bridal The Enchanted earrings $79

39 IT HAD TO BE YOU Say yes to the dress at White Lily Couture and experience the history, style and grandeur of Customs House this season.

EMMA WEARS (LEFT): White Lily Couture Oslo dress; Molten Bridal The Aurora ear jackets $59

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FEATURES 32 NUNDAH 47 GIFT GUIDE 48 FATHER’S DAY

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE Monday, August 18, 2016

50 WEDDINGS

REGULARS

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36 ARTS 39 FASHION 58 EXPERTS

White Lily Couture and Customs House have us falling in love with the perfect wedding day!

62 FOOD + DRINK 70 BODY 76 SOCIALS 79 HOME 83 HOROSCOPES stylemagazines

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FROM THE

EDITOR

Q: Which fictional character do you believe is most like you? MANAGEMENT GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston Don Draper, Mad Men

PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Sinclair (Johnston)

The Phantom ... aka The Ghost Who Walks

EDITORIAL WHEN WE SET out to create our wedding features this month, we realised the traditional wedding ceremony was a thing of the past. While most principles remain the same, naked cakes and teepees are on the rise and brides are thinking outside the veil when it comes to their big day. We couldn’t be more in love with this change! White Lily Couture has graced our cover and fashion pages alongside Customs House and we’ve been whisked away to a wedding wonderland one white dress at a time. In my mind, you can never have too much of a good thing and this month our pages are filled with just that. From the perfect sweater and tips from Brisbane locals hitting the big time overseas to the best cosmetic procedures and a guide to planning a spring revival in your own home, we think we’ve hit all the right notes! With all the opportunities and challenges it brings, our increasingly interconnected world surprises me every day. Hashtags, partnerships and creative collaborations remind us that we really are lucky to be living in a time of exciting progress. It completely impacts the way we create, communicate and consume the world around us. Everyone is always asking what’s new these days. The answer? Almost everything.

RUN/WILD BY WITCHERY HAS LAUNCHED, SLIPPING INTO A NEUTRAL COLOUR PALETTE OF SUN-BLEACHED DESERT TONES!

EDITOR Christie Sutherland

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Taviani

Hermione Granger, The Harry Potter series

JOURNALIST Candice Jackson Princess Anna, Frozen

JOURNALIST Hannah Doody The Swedish Chef, The Muppets

JOURNALIST Emmy-Lou McKean Kung Fu Panda

PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Jones Oscar the Grouch, Sesame Street

ART DIRECTOR Jade Russell Debra Morgan, Dexter

SENIOR DESIGNER Becki Kenworthy Sailor Moon

DESIGNER Miriam Bligh Peter Pan

CUSTOM MEDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sarah McAlpine Gretchen Wieners, Mean Girls

JOURNALIST Caitlyn Spanner Jane Lane, Daria

Happy reading!

JOURNALIST Sophie Catsoulis Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kiri Johnston Dr Dolittle

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ADVERTISING SALES & MARKETING MANAGER Riria Taukamo | 0450 323 510

CHRISTIE SUTHERLAND A LITTLE BIT OF SPARKLE NEVER HURT NO BODY!

Jessica Pearson, Suits

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ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Anita Annan | 0459 633 800 Cookie Monster, Sesame Street

SALES CO-ORDINATOR Rhonda Baker Princess Gisela of France, Vikings

ACCOUNTS Rebecca Heaton Martha Costello, Silk

DISTRIBUTION Bruce Thurtell Zorro, The Legend of Zorro

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WIN

Alicia available at White Lily Couture photographed at Customs House

HERE COMES THE BRIDE Say yes to the dress experience at White Lily Couture. IT’S WEDDING SEASON, which means it’s time to start planning for your special day. To lessen the stress and help find the gown you have envisioned at the location of your dreams, Style is giving one lucky reader the chance to win the ultimate wedding package. White Lily Couture is Brisbane’s premier bridal destination, with a curated selection of more than 150 gowns from designers all around the world. Open by appointment only, at White Lily Couture, brides and their guests are treated to a one-on-one styling consultation in a private lounge before trying on gowns selected to suit their style, shape and budget. White Lily Couture promises an exceptional shopping experience that will leave you feeling amazing in your dream gown. Explore Customs House, one of Brisbane’s most sought-after wedding destinations, and

envision meeting your partner at the end of the aisle in your dream gown. Customs House promises service like no other with expansive Brisbane River views that will make for unforgettable memories. The winner will receive a prize valued at up to $2000 to celebrate your wedding at Customs House while wearing the dress of your dreams from one of White Lily’s newest collections. Let Customs House and White Lily Couture take the unnecessary stress out of your special day so that you and your fiancé can treasure every moment of your wedding. If this sounds like a wedding package that is too good to be true, what are you waiting for? Enter the competition now! CUSTOMSHOUSE.COM.AU WHITELILYCOUTURE.COM.AU

PRIZE BREAKDOWN • $1000 GOWN VOUCHER FROM WHITE LILY COUTURE • A PRIVATE, AFTER-HOURS CONSULTATION WITH A SENIOR BRIDAL STYLIST, INCLUDING CHAMPAGNE AND NIBBLES • $1000 GIFT VOUCHER FOR RIVER ROOM OR THE LONG ROOM WEDDING RECEPTION AT CUSTOMS HOUSE TOTAL VALUE: $2000 Entries close Wednesday, August 31 2016. Prize drawn Thursday, September 1 2016. One entry per person. Winner will be notified by email. Not redeemable for cash and not transferable. By entering competitions, you are agreeing to receive promotional material from Style Magazines. For full terms and conditions, visit our website. Winner must redeem their prize in full during their first appointment. Winner’s wedding must be scheduled to take place in 2017 or onwards. Winner must allow a minimum of six (6) months for delivery. Valid for new gown orders only; prize cannot be redeemed on floor stock. Prize can only be used towards the purchase of a wedding gown – no accessories or bridesmaids’ dresses. The winner is responsible for any costs incurred beyond the $1000 prize, including alterations and purchase of a gown beyond this price. Prize must be redeemed before Saturday, December 31 2016. The Customs House prize is not valid with any other offer. Booking must be confirmed before Monday, October 31 2016 and reception held before Sunday, July 30 2017. Minimum spends apply. New bookings only. The winner is responsible for any costs incurred beyond the $1000 prize.

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This year, WhoWhatWear awarded Street Style of the Year to blogger Brooke Testoni and I couldn’t agree more. Known for her individual style, Testoni pushes the fashion boundaries. Although she’s usually found in vintage Levi’s, turtlenecks and slip dresses, she never wears them as they were originally intended. I have major style envy but this pinstripe power suit is something else. Flawless styling!

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West Elm Roar + Rabbit swivel chair $1299

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND A luxury statement piece in its truest form, the Roar + Rabbit swivel chair oozes opulence. Upholstered in super‑soft velvet, this swivel chair’s subtle shine gives it a modern feel, with pleating on the back for extra charm and those major mid-century modern vibes. WESTELM.COM.AU

HIGH AND MIGHTY Downsizing your accessories has never looked cuter. From mini backpacks to totes, I can’t get enough of this trend. The Lolita mini leather tote by Marcs is ticking all the boxes for me; adjust the cross-body strap to wear it pulled up high and tight across the torso for instant style (and easy phone access!).

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BRISBANE

EXPORTS

Meet the talented young locals making waves overseas in media, fashion and design, writes Hannah Doody.

Desmond & Dempsey

MOLLY GODDARD DESMOND & DEMPSEY

Molly Goddard

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IT ALL STARTED with drinking games at a pub in Whistler, Canada. Molly hit it off immediately with Londoner Joel but they soon had to part ways, with Molly returning home to finish her studies at QUT and Joel moving back to London to “play grown ups and get a job”. In order to keep in touch, they resorted to Sunday Skype conversations. “Because of the time difference, I always ended up being in my pyjamas,” Molly says. When Molly relocated to London for a job with an ad network, she moved in with Joel and his mates. Instead of her usual nighties, she started wearing Joel’s shirts. “I loved the way they fit and would spend the entire Sunday hanging about

in them.” After one too many spilt coffees, it was agreed Molly had to get her own pyjamas, but she couldn’t find what she wanted. “There was nothing that offered cool prints, lovely cotton and a more accessible price tag, so we decided to make our own.” And so Desmond & Dempsey was born. The boyfriend shirt is the dominant silhouette, reimagined for the bedroom and tailored for the female figure. Business is booming, with designs from Desmond & Dempsey even being featured in Vogue. Molly still has a strong connection to Brisbane and she and Joel are planning to get married here. “I am very lucky that I have two homes now,” she says. AUGUST16


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BRITT LASPINA BRITT LASPINA DESIGNS BRITT LASPINA FIRST realised she had a knack for designing when she caught herself doodling symmetrical patterns in class. After finishing her degree in Business at QUT, Britt was approached to have her artwork printed on fabric and she started up her own design business at the tender age of 19. It was her father who encouraged her to pursue her dreams and turn her hobby into a career. “He told me if I do what I love, the money would follow,” Britt says. Inspired by traditional Japanese and Korean patterns, all of Britt’s designs are hand-drawn and -painted. While this personal touch is a natural and essential part of Britt’s work, it has been largely phased out in other design

houses due to digital advancements. With her philosophy of staying true to her aesthetic and practicing professionalism at all times, Britt has gained clients all over the world. While she spends most of her time in New York these days, Britt says she is proud of her hometown. “I tell everyone in New York where I’m from,” Britt says. “Even pyjama king Peter Alexander asked me if I was from Sydney or Melbourne after hearing my accent. I was happy to answer quickly that I was actually from Brisbane – shock horror!” What does Britt miss the most about living in Brisbane? The breakfasts. “It’s pretty hard to match up to our amazing breakfast culture,” she says.

Britt Laspina

JASMINE GARNSWORTHY STYLECASTER .COM

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GROWING UP IN Papua New Guinea and moving to Brisbane when she was 11, Jasmine worked in PR while undertaking a Bachelor of Mass Communication at QUT. After relocating to Sydney, she landed her first editorial gig with Mamamia when she was just 22 years old. Jasmine then worked as the fashion editor at Popsugar in Sydney after a friend saw a tweet about the role and suggested she apply. A press trip with H&M to New York was Jasmine’s first taste of the city. “I didn’t exactly love New York at first sight but I was totally fascinated and knew I needed to live here,” she says. So she applied for a role, got the job and was on a plane a few weeks later. From mapping out the day’s news content to having smoothies delivered directly to her desk (“I love that you

can get anything on demand in this city!”), Jasmine’s job has many perks, including attending New York Fashion Week, jetting off on press trips to Playa del Carmen with Escada, and heading to Miami with Lacoste. Jasmine says she loves the immediacy of working in a digital environment. “It’s fascinating to watch audience behaviour change in real time and react immediately with editorial decisions,” she says. Now studying an MBA externally through Griffith University, Jasmine’s advice to anyone looking to live and work overseas is to plan it out. “Relocating is expensive and it can be difficult to find a job. Research working visa options and call in favours from any connection you have in the country you wish to move to before you go. Be shameless and persistent!” 15


I’M ALL ABOUT BIG/BOLD FASCINATORS AND HATS. INDIVIDUALITY IS KEY FOR ME, SO I TRY NOT TO FOLLOW TRENDS TOO MUCH.

OFF TO THE RACES Brisbane Racing Club welcomes a fresh new face. FASHION BLOGGER, MOTHER and Brisbane socialite Kayla Boyd has collaborated with Brisbane Racing Club for the launch of their new Veuve Society Membership. The fashion-obsessed wife to Brisbane Broncos fullback Darius Boyd explains she loves attending the races as it’s a great excuse to get dressed up and have a fun day out with her girlfriends. “The atmosphere at the track is incredible and I don’t mind having a bet or two!” says Kayla. As the newly-appointed Brisbane Racing Club Veuve Society ambassador, Kayla is looking forward to the first Veuve Society event, Country Music Raceday, which will be held on Saturday,

Kayla Boyd

September 10, with the official after-party taking place at Blackbird Bar & Grill. Veuve Society events will be held during the Spring Carnival and Girls’ Day Out, which will take place in a beautifully-styled trackside location featuring the hottest DJs and a glass of Veuve on arrival. For just $140, members also receive access on

select Brisbane Racing Carnival days, as well as entry to 40 racedays throughout the year. This year, Kayla will be judging the Fashions on the Field events. She explains she’s definitely not one to follow the crowd when it comes to fashion. “Individuality is key for me, so I try not to follow trends too much,” she says. A limited number of Veuve Society Memberships are on sale now and will give you exclusive access to the hottest tickets on the track this season. BRISBANE RACING CLUB 230 LANCASTER RD, ASCOT P 3268 2171 BRC.COM.AU/MEMBERSHIP

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WINTER HOTSPOTS

We are spoilt for choice in Brisbane’s foodie and entertainment scene!

Are you the leader of your social pack? Tell them where to go with our venue cheat sheet. By Sarah McAlpine. AS BRISBANE’S FOODIE and entertainment scene goes from strength to strength, the abundance of venues means we’re now spoilt for choice – so much so that it can be a little bit overwhelming trying to find that perfect spot to suit your mood, occasion and companions. If you’re faced with the arduous task of entertaining out-of-towners, you want to show them the best of what the city has to offer. For unbeatable views, take them to Eleven Rooftop Bar on a Sunday afternoon to catch the sunset over the city. Don’t forget to grab a couple of their signature cocktails while you’re there! Consider Alfred & Constance for a quirky Queensland experience, and don’t forget the iconic Story Bridge Hotel for a true taste of Brisbane.

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First date jitters? The right venue can help put you at ease. You need somewhere atmospheric, but not too noisy; somewhere with conversation starters, that doesn’t detract from getting to know each other – and you want somewhere with good food, great drinks and friendly service. Where does one find this unicorn venue? We suggest Popolo at South Bank, Libertine at the Barracks and the

newly-opened British Colonial Co. in Hawthorne. You’ve been waiting for this all week: it’s finally Friday night and you’re ready to hit the town for one or two (read: eight) knock-off drinks with the girls. Head over to Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Caxton Street to work off some steam with live music, a whiskey bar and the option to throw your bra onto the antlers of a taxidermy moose…

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READY FOR A CHANGE? While renting may be convenient, sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. CREATIVE COMPROMISE This house would be perfect if the kitchen were bigger, if there were a front deck and if the walls weren’t orange. Every house has its little quirks but, when renting, you don’t have the liberty to make changes. If the owner doesn’t like your proposed alterations, you just have to put up with those tangerine walls. Owning your own home will make those DIY jobs easier and you get to live in your dream home, not someone else’s. GET CASH SAVVY As a general rule, renters are more likely to spend their spare cash. Once rent is set aside, those leftover dollars always disappear quicker than we realise. When you have a mortgage to consider, you know that your hard-earned money is going towards paying off a long-term investment and not that extra pair of shoes. stylemagazines.com.au

ROOMIE BLUES Renting with friends is all fun and games in the beginning but when you just want to spend a night relaxing in front of the TV, ignoring your roommates’ friends and their loud music can get a little frustrating. Breaking free from the shared bathroom situation doesn’t have to be a farfetched dream. When you own your own home, you get to dictate the space and the rules. SENSE OF SECURITY With renting, there’s always the dreaded lease expiry hanging over your head. Owning your own home means you don’t have to worry about a landlord kicking you out or having to pack up your entire life to move once or twice a year. COMMONWEALTH BANK 240 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3237 3111 COMMBANK.COM.AU/FLAGSHIP

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REMOVING THE STIGMA “I don’t know anybody with anxiety or depression.” You couldn’t be more wrong, writes Sarah Taviani.

Mental illness does not discriminate; everyone can be affected, regardless of circumstance or background. the problem in a calmer and more positive way. But what if you don’t have the time or money to visit a doctor? What if you don’t feel like you can talk to someone about your issues face-to-face? Safe online chat options from organisations such as Lifeline, Beyondblue and Sane.org provide the opportunity to speak to someone from the comfort of your own home.

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Treating a mental health condition can be difficult but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth treating. You would visit a doctor for physical pain; your mental health is just as important. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636 or contact Lifeline’s Crisis Support Line on 13 11 14. READ MORE ONLINE

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IMAGINE YOUR LEG is broken. Now imagine you can’t explain what hurts. You slowly get used to the pain until it seems natural. Until you can’t remember what life was like before this. A survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health condition during their life, with anxiety and depression being the most common. People who are depressed can feel “low” for extended periods; they might experience a feeling of numbness and disassociation, as though looking at the world from the outside. Anxiety can be the feeling of stress or unease even after the stressor has been removed or long after the difficult situation is over. There are ways to help those struggling with mental health conditions. First, you need to reject the stigma surrounding the issue: mental illness does not discriminate; everyone can be affected, regardless of circumstance or background. The next step is to talk to a doctor about available support. Cognitive behaviour therapy is a popular treatment that helps pinpoint unhelpful thought patterns and formulate ways to approach

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SPRING 2016 COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW AND COCKTAIL PARTY THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM–10PM Celebrate the official launch of Brisbane Arcade’s annual Spring Flower Show, and enjoy an after-dark runway show in the Queen Street Mall followed by a glamour cocktail party inside the beautiful Arcade.

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“The beautiful, universal thing about food is that it crosses all sorts of geographical, cultural and religious boundaries.”

Matt Preston speaks to Caitlyn Spanner about Australian-made fashion, the importance of family time and the bizarre connection between MasterChef Australia and India. WHEN I CHATTED with Matt Preston in June, he had just returned from a trip to India and was literally about to board a plane for Perth to begin a tour around Australia. As a travel writer for the last 20 years, this whirlwind lifestyle is nothing new for Matt. And while he’s well-known for his flamboyant fashion taste and larger-than-life presence on MasterChef Australia, it’s no secret that his heart is at home with the family. “The family meal is always around the table with everyone there, with no devices – that’s really important,” he says. Despite having taste-tested some of the world’s most famous dishes, Matt says, for him, food isn’t about showing off. “It isn’t about impressing people unless it’s a status thing you’re after,” he says. “I cook clean, simple, fresh food at home and you certainly won’t find a croquembouche at our family dinners.” When asked where his passion for food came from, Matt puts it quite simply: “I was a hungry child!” he laughs. “I’m excited by dinner time; I need it for survival; I love it for its constant surprise and beauty.” Matt’s appetite for creating and enjoying tantalising food translates through our TV screens; MasterChef Australia has reached its eighth season with no clear end in sight. And we aren’t the

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only ones obsessed with the show: MasterChef Australia is actually the highest rated Englishspeaking show in India. Matt says he has never witnessed this type of mania before. “The beautiful, universal thing about food is that it crosses all sorts of geographical, cultural and religious boundaries,” he says. It’s true: almost everywhere you travel these days, you’ll find a MasterChef fan. “It’s a bizarre idea!” he says. “We make the show in a little shed in the corner of the most remote continent in the world.” Of his other great love, Matt says his fashion must be local or nothing. Working together with Charmaine De Pasquale (the celebrity fashion stylist Matt describes as his wardrobe mistress), he

chooses locally-sourced fabrics to produce all of his suits and shirts here in Australia. “I’m very proud of the fact that I’m actually wearing genuine Australian fashion,” he says. Matt has championed this style since he was 18 years old; while he may have been cast on MasterChef for his recognisable cravats, he views fashion as a way to express your personality rather than a way to make a statement. “Fashion can be contrived but I don’t think style can,” he says. “Style should be channelling who you are and expressing it in different manners.” This charismatic, intelligent food and fashion figure is definitely more than meets the eye and, here at Style, we can’t wait to see where his passions will take him next.

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UNPARALLELED WEST END With expansive Brisbane River views from every residence, West End’s Virtuoso is set to raise the bar on inner-city living. GRACING THE HISTORIC West End site, once home to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Virtuoso is an extraordinary offering from Stockwell. Designed to capture expansive views, all Virtuoso residences feature broad river frontages. Stockwell’s focus was to deliver large, luxurious residences, so opted for a smaller boutique building on the last remaining elevated position on the West End peninsula. Virtuoso’s three, four, and five bedroom pet friendly layouts superbly blend the grandeur of a luxury home and the ease of apartment living.

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Separate entry foyers result in two residences per floor lobby, furthering privacy and security. Rosslyn Atkinson, employee of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, has a long history with the site and was one of the first buyers at Virtuoso after falling in love with the fabulous location. “My office was right there on the river overlooking the view and I loved having the afternoon sun come in,” Rosslyn explains. “My family and I are very excited about downsizing into an apartment and living very close to the city,” she adds.

With their first grandchild due in October, Rosslyn and her husband are thrilled to be pairing their move soon after as they look forward to having their grandson over to run around on the grandparent’s lawn. Visit the display from 10am to 4pm daily to experience the exceptional design, lifestyle and location. Virtuoso is an address that will hit all the right notes. VIRTUOSO 51 FERRY RD, WEST END VIRTUOSOWESTEND.COM.AU

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SECRET SELFIE AGENT I’ve seen the light. After a date with this phone case, I’m now a full-blown selfie addict, writes Candice Jackson. SOMEHOW, CELEBRITIES AND Instagrammers always seem to post perfectly-lit selfies. Meanwhile, the rest of us ask strangers to take a “few” photos at an event, hate the way we look, and then take disgruntled selfies in dark corners, hoping the right filter will make everything better. Well, the secret’s out! There’s no magical celebrity glow and (probably) no hired lighting assistant. But there IS a phone case with some seriously amazing front lighting! While there are many magical phone cases out there, I’ve been trialling the Australian iGlo selfie case. This handy little contraption uses warm LED to bathe your face in soft and flattering lighting for the perfect snap. And (even better!) you can adjust the style and amount of light at the touch of a button.

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I never used to bother attempting selfies after dark. These days, however, I’ve been reaching for my phone a little more and showing off my iGlo to the “oohs” and “ahhhs” of friends and onlookers. After some experimentation, I found that the LED lighting is also great for providing a warm glow for

my food snaps at after-hours events. My selfies may not be on par with the celebs (yet), but they can keep their face-altering apps. I’ll be happy taking a perfectly-lit selfie with my iGlo. READ MORE ONLINE

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AUGUST LEST WE FORGET MON 1-SAT 6 Inspired by poetry of World War I and brought to you by Queensland Ballet, Paul Taylor’s Company B tells personal stories of loss, fear, separation, pride, dignity and bravery. Tickets from $65.

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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN MON 1-SAT 13 Three middle-aged sons return to their family home for Christmas and confront some of life’s biggest challenges. Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee’s wickedly funny Straight White Men marks her Queensland debut. Tickets from $25. M O N DAY-S AT U R DAY

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Experience the heightened synchronicity of dance and music with an evening of chamber ballets from Gareth Belling. Muscle Memory will be performed by Queensland Ballet’s pre-professional dancers, with live music by Collusion. Tickets from $36. JUDITHWRIGHTCENTRE.COM

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CELEBRATE BRISBANE It’s almost time to celebrate this beautiful city! Get ready for Brisbane Festival, writes Elle Raison. FOR THREE WEEKS each year, our city likes to sparkle. So sparkle she does! Brisbane Festival is a time to celebrate this beautiful river city in all its glory. Each year, there are a few Brisbane Festival activities we look forward to in particular and we’re pretty sure you will too: RAAF F/A-18 SUPER HORNET & ADF HELICOPTER FLYOVERS We’re pretty blessed to live in a country where our military is not often on display. But when it is (for entertainment purposes), the crowds go wild! No matter how old you are, the roar of the RAAF F/A-18 Super Hornet will have you running out onto the deck for a peek.

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ARCADIA Food trucks. Bars. Live music. Funky art. Activities that will keep the kids happy. Need we say more? GETTING ARTY If you’ve ever wanted to become a little more cultured, Brisbane

Festival is the perfect time to do it. Each year, the theatres and galleries are packed with intriguing shows and exhibitions. Our pick for this year? Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White, showing at the QPAC Lyric Theatre. THE CIRCUS When the circus comes to town it’s always an awe-filled time. Especially if it’s brought to you by the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo. This year we are in for a treat with La Verita, showing at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre. RIVERFIRE It doesn’t take a genius to guess what our FAVOURITE Brisbane Festival activity is. What kind of Brisbanites would we be if we didn’t look forward to the light show that is Riverfire each year? Riverfire is a night of fun to finish off the Brisbane Festival celebrations. BRISBANEFESTIVAL.COM.AU

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SAMPLE GAGS Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

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POPCORN TIME Grab your treats from the snack bar, find your seat and mute your phone; Sarah Taviani has the top picks of August’s new-release movies. AUGUST 4 SUICIDE SQUAD All the DC villains and antiheroes you love to hate are back and more lethal than ever as part of a deadly taskforce. It’s gonna be AWESOME.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Take a trip back to ancient Japan in this action-adventure film from animation company Laika. Look, sometimes you’ve just got to rock out on a magical shamisen in order to battle gods and monsters. Happens to the best of us. AUGUST 25 BEN-HUR There’s only one question: will Ben-Hur be bigger than Ben-Hur? OK, one more question: is it possible to ensure that Morgan Freeman lives forever? His voice is like silk.

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AUGUST 18 THE SHALLOWS Cited as the best shark movie since Jaws, this thriller will make you wish you’d packed a second set of pants. One of our Stylers is now too afraid to enter the ocean on her Hawaii trip.

FREE STATE OF JONES What do we want? Racial equality! When do we want it? Since the dawn of time would have been nice. This movie follows the story of Newton Knight’s armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the American Civil War. THE FOUNDER The story of McDonald’s as we know it is not as golden as its arches. This is a ruthless tale of franchise and delicious, delicious fast food. READ MORE ONLINE

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QUICK-FIRE WITH GLASS ANIMALS:

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WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? JOE: DOLPHIN. DAVE: AN AARDVARK. FAVOURITE FOOD? JOE: GRAPES. DAVE: SUSHI.

Ahead of their sold-out Brisbane show, Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward from Glass Animals spoke to Hannah Doody about career highlights, aardvarks and their upcoming album. THEIR UNIQUE BRAND of indie electro pop has seen UK band Glass Animals sell more than 450,000 copies of their first album, Zaba, worldwide. 32,000 of those copies were in Australia alone, with their song Gooey peaking at number 12 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and going Gold in Australia. Now, the Oxford four‑piece is back, with their second album, How To Be A Human Being, due for release later this month. The milestones just keep coming; last year, the band played some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Coachella and Glastonbury. While the enormous crowds are always a thrill,

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Dave Bayley (lead vocals/guitar) and Joe Seaward (drums) say they have the best time at the “ridiculous small ones”. “The ones where people are just stupid and hanging from the ceilings,” says Joe. “Like a few weeks ago in Berlin there was a stage invasion and the 200 people in the audience fit on the stage.” This year, they are touring their new concept album, which is centred around 11 diverse characters. The inspiration for each character comes from people Dave has met and voice recordings he made while on tour.

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LIVING AND BREATHING antique jewellery for 17 years, Sue Gaylard’s passion has not faltered. After 15 years spent managing well-known Brisbane store Kellies Antiques, Sue has swapped city life for the beach town of Mooloolaba and created her own store, Avenue J. With a stunning range of antique jewellery available in-store, Avenue J also offers contemporary labels such as Phyllis & Mimosa, Brave + True, Spanish label Desigual, and Willow & Zac handbags. Sue had always envisioned a mixture of all things old and new for her store; she was interested in creating a fresh curiosity for her customers. “I wanted to offer a very different shopping experience on the Mooloolaba Esplanade,” Sue says. “I decided to make Avenue J one of the most unique and interesting stores yet seen on the Sunshine Coast. “It’s a delight to our customers, being such a feast for the eyes all in one shop,” she adds. Sue says one of the main things she loves about working with antiques is the anticipation and excitement that comes with not knowing exactly what you will get. “Always expect the unexpected, particularly with antiques, as you never know exactly what will turn up,” she says. The store recently sold a museum-quality Georgian diamond set necklace, which Sue says was a unique piece and a rare survivor from the French Revolution. Avenue J stocks a wide selection of jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods right through to beautiful, modern, handmade pieces from all over the world.

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Not just for ’90s geeks, the turtleneck is one of the most sought-after styles this season.

FOR MANY OF us, sweaters in winter are just like bathing suits in summer. It’s a challenge to track down the right fit but once you find it you’re inseparable. Here’s a breakdown: CABLE KNIT This classic design has become a fashion blogger and street style staple. Perfect for: Layering, adding cool‑girl charm. Where to look: Country Road, Banjo & Matilda, Ralph Lauren. SLOUCHY FIT Whether they’re patterned, thick and chunky or made of fine cashmere, slouchy styles are characterised by a loose, relaxed fit. Perfect for: Petite frames, lazing around at home. Where to look: I Love Mr Mittens, Aritzia. stylemagazines.com.au

LIGHTWEIGHT Look for fine styles in classic cuts and highquality fabrics such as merino or cashmere. Perfect for: Layering, any shape or size. Where to look: Uniqlo, Witchery, Nili Lotan, Seed Heritage. MODERN CUTS Play with proportion through innovative shapes. Think bell sleeves, asymmetric hemlines, capes or poncho-esque styles. Perfect for: Those days when your standard sweater just won’t cut it. Where to look: Zara, Viktoria & Woods.

HIGH OR ROLL NECKS Not just for ’90s geeks, the turtleneck is one of the most sought-after styles this season. Perfect for: Those extra chilly winter days, petite frames (tip: ladies with larger busts might want to opt for a more flattering cowl neck). Where to look: Country Road, Seed Heritage, Viktoria & Woods. 43


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SOFT ROCK Looking to up your style game? Emmy-Lou McKean proves that mixing textures can give the most understated outfit an edge. Viktoria & Woods Star Crossed Plait sweater $289

Status Anxiety Law of the Wild bag $189 Seed Heritage Lace Crop Bell Sleeve Top $149.95

Ginger & Smart Repose leather kimono $840

Nine West Warning boot $209.95 One Teaspoon Black Bird Loft Pant $119

Hints of sheer lace and silk have a more relaxed feel when paired with frayed denims and leather touches. Ginger & Smart Repose leather culotte $600

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BLUSH HOUR Blushing hues are set to take over our wardrobes this season, writes Leith Wilson.

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DESIGNERS ARE AMPING UP THE GLAMOUR ON THIS TREND BY ADDING CUT-OUTS, LACE AND SHARP STRUCTURE THAT EXUDES A LADYLIKE ESSENCE. ALLURING AS IT IS SWEET, THIS HUE CAN TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO NIGHT WITHOUT A HITCH.

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Witchery Lace trim cami $99.95

Witchery Woven lace splice knit $129.95

Seed Heritage Miranda cut-out clutch $59.95

TURN PRETTY IN PINK ON ITS HEAD AND PAIR THE COLOUR OF THE SEASON WITH NAVY, TAN OR BURGUNDY FOR A VIBRANT YET SOPHISTICATED LOOK.

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SNOW DAYS Whether you’re taking the family for the first time or you’re a seasoned ski enthusiast, Snowscene’s unmatched service will help you create an unforgettable snow holiday. SHOP WITH SNOWSCENE At Snowscene, your winter holiday begins as soon as you walk through the door. From the ski store to the snow travel agency, clients can expect a personalised hands-on experience that will see them educated and styled by Snowscene’s professional staff. FREE IN-STORE KIDS ZONE The dedicated Kids Zone is stocked with colouring books, comfy cushions, toys and space for the children to play while Mum and Dad discover all that Snowscene has to offer. EXCLUSIVE BRANDS Snowscene is committed to providing its customers with the latest in top-quality ski gear. The store exclusively stocks leading premium ski brands Kjus and POC as well as a vast range of other snow and après-ski gear. SNOW TRAVEL Snowscene boasts a team of snow specialists who have skied at more than 100 resorts worldwide. With the convenience of the Kids Zone and an experienced team equipped to assist with everything from flights to accomodation, Snowscene is the ultimate one-stop snow shop.

The dedicated Kids Zone allows Mum and Dad to shop in-store while the kids stay entertained! EXCLUSIVE RATES & DEALS WORLDWIDE With years of industry experience, the Snowscene team believes that a snow holiday should be about making the most of your time away. As well as exclusive packages, they offer their customers 10 per cent off when booking travel plans in-store. EXPERIENCED SERVICE With more than 30 years of industry experience, the snow specialists at Snowscene understand the time-consuming organisation that goes into preparing a family snow trip. They are committed to making the planning experience as easy as possible so you can create a memorable snow holiday. SNOWSCENE 743 STANLEY ST, WOOLLOONGABBA P 3392 1722 SNOWSCENE.COM.AU

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WHAT THE FUZZ From pom-pom adorned lace-up heels to loafers featuring tufts of fur; turn heads with fuzzy shoes this season, writes Hannah Doody. Loeffler Randall Saskia strappy sandal $327

Here/Now Coco sneaker $317

Love it or loathe it, furry footwear is here to stay, from subtle shearling accents to dramatic poms!

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ASOS Daisy Street Blush Pom Ghillie Lace-Up heeled sandal $76

Boyy Bag Loafur $1048

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Kickstart Dad’s day with a sweat session at Jetts Fitness, then spoil him with a relaxing massage at Ella Baché. For a truly luxurious experience, book him in for a decadent grooming treatment at Bou’s For Men. By the end of his appointment, Dad will never want to leave so make sure you finish the day with a bang. Urbbana provides a men’s shopping experience that is sure to have him looking and feeling like a boss.

If the way to Dad’s heart is with a fantastic family meal, then the mouth-watering selection of nachos, ribs and other specialities at Burrito Bar are sure to have him saying “Olé!” For a no-nonsense burger experience that combines finelycrafted cooking techniques and the best regional local produce, look no further than Portside Wharf newcomer Hello Harry.

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START YOUR ENGINES Be sure to fuel Dad up with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Pineapple Express offers a full breakfast menu with a range of options that appeals to fitness fanatic fathers and those craving a more traditional, hearty meal. For the late starters, Cruisers Café Bar and Grill will tempt Dad with a scrumptious selection of cake and coffee that’s sure to satisfy those brunch cravings.

With exquisite views of the Brisbane River, Sono Japanese Restaurant offers a dining experience like no other, with the blend of traditional Japanese elements and modern tastes creating an unmatched fusion of flavours. For an afterdinner tipple, you can’t go past Byblos’ new winter cocktail menu and the Mi Padré, which translates to “my father” in Spanish.

DAD DATES If Dad is a movie buff, treat him to an unmatched cinema experience in the luxury stadium seating at Dendy Cinemas. All auditoriums are licensed, so drinks purchased in the Dendy Bar can be enjoyed during the film. Need an after-hours sweet fix? Max Brenner’s limited edition baked hot chocolate dessert has to be tasted to be believed.

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WEDDING DATE CHECKLIST Before heading to a wedding, you need to make sure your plus-one ticks all the boxes. Here’s how to know, writes Amber Lowther. THEY CAN BE LEFT ALONE You’re off doing your thing with the bridal party but your date is totally fine on their own. They even give you a cheeky little wink when you walk past, yeow! THEY WON’T FLIRT WITH ANYONE As if they would even bother flirting with other people when they’ve got someone as great as you in their life. Let’s be real. THEY’RE NOT UNCOMFORTABLE WITH COMMITMENT Your date is totally comfortable with all the lovey-dovey stuff. You’ve got a great catch on your hands! THEY WON’T GET OUT OF CONTROL While your friend’s date has had too much to drink, is grinding on the mother of the bride and just tried to crowd surf, your date knows how to have fun without embarrassing you.

THEY’RE EXCITED TO BE THERE WITH YOU They’ve been looking forward to this for months and were excited when you asked if they wanted to be your date. THEY WON’T FREAK IF YOU CATCH THE BOUQUET You’re the lucky lady who catches the bouquet! Your date just laughs and gives you a big smooch. You’ve got a keeper! THEY WANT TO MEET PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU This is the first big event you’ve been to together. Your date is keen to impress your friends and even thanked the bride and groom for the invitation! Sit back and relax knowing that you’ve picked the right plus-one; they’re a total sweetheart!

YOUR DATE IS TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THE LOVEY-DOVEY STUFF. YOU’VE GOT A GREAT CATCH ON YOUR HANDS!

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GLAMOUR AT THE GLEN A new addition to The Glen Hotel makes for an exciting event space. A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS in Eight Mile Plains, The Glen Hotel & Suites was one of the first venues in Brisbane to install a permanent marquee more than 20 years ago. “We used to hire a marquee over the Christmas season as an extra venue for parties for our corporate clients,” says Cathy Fitzgibbons, Director of The Glen. “It became so popular, and we had so many enquiries about weddings being held here that we decided to install one permanently.” Now, after 20 years of service, the original marquee has been replaced with a new Germandesigned structure, which comes complete with glass walls, air-conditioning, LED lighting, chandeliers and its own private bar. The venue has quickly become a place for family celebrations, with weddings being the most popular event at The Glen Hotel & Suites.

“We want to make the day as easy and as wonderful as it should be for any bride and groom,” says Cathy. “We have everything all in one place.” The Glen Hotel & Suites’ newly-renovated lush courtyard garden now overlooks a serene local waterway, providing a picturesque backdrop for your special day. This all-encompassing venue can provide everything from wedding styling to 4.5-star accommodation for the wedding party and guests. Wedding packages are available with endless selections across menus and styling, with the experts at The Glen taking care of every last detail. To find out more, visit The Glen Hotel & Suites team at the Ideal Bride Bridal Expo, held at Brisbane City Hall on the weekend of August 21-22. THE GLEN HOTEL & SUITES CNR OF LOGAN RD & GASKELL ST, EIGHT MILE PLAINS P 3270 6666 GLENHOTEL.COM.AU

VISIT THE GLEN HOTEL TEAM AT THE IDEAL BRIDE BRIDAL EXPO, HELD AT BRISBANE CITY HALL ON THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 21-22.

COUNTRY MEETS CITY LOCATED IN THE heart of Fortitude Valley, the new Six Acres Restaurant is a stunning niche wedding venue with an undeniable “country meets city” vibe. Calling Rydges Fortitude Valley home, the restaurant is surrounded by local heritage with endless locations to capture beautiful moments on your special day. Six Acres Restaurant offers both cocktail events and sit-down reception options where the friendly and professional staff will ensure that your wedding is perfect from start to finish. SIX ACRES RESTAURANT 601 GREGORY TCE, BOWEN HILLS P 3188 3033 SIXACRESRESTAURANT.COM.AU

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as well as wedding styling and on-the-day coordination, The Other Bridesmaid is available to assist couples with every wedding detail, no matter how big or how small. From finding the dream venue and negotiating better rates on hire items to putting you in touch with the best suppliers that will save you from the endless phone calls and email trails, The Other Bridesmaid is committed to making a couple’s engagement a wonderful memory to reflect on, not a stressful one! Whether you are opting for a traditional wedding or something more relaxed, The Other Bridesmaid will act as a professional bridesmaid to help you create the day of your dreams.

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WALKING DOWN THE aisle is an unforgettable moment that a couple will cherish forever. But it’s often the detailed, personal touches throughout the wedding planning process that make the day a memorable experience for your guests as well. While the lead-up to a wedding is an exciting time for every bride, there can be moments of stress that overshadow the bridal bliss. After working in corporate events and being called on by many friends to help plan their big days, Alexia Kimmich realised there was a gap in the market: some brides need a professional service to bring their weddings to life. And so The Other Bridesmaid was born. Through a variety of packages, including full and partial wedding planning services

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Planning a wedding can be a daunting task but The Other Bridesmaid provides a service that will take the stress out of your special day.

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YOUR WEDDING IS a day to create memories for a lifetime. Selecting a venue for your ceremony and reception can be a tricky task, but the Brisbane Racing Club can make your special day come together. Your event coordinator should know your venue inside and out and know exactly what is required for your day to run smoothly so that you don’t have to deal with any unnecessary stress. In May this year, Hayley Bourke and Damon Koolstra held their wedding with Brisbane Racing Club; their ceremony took place at dusk, with a magical position under twinkling lights that adorned the iconic fig tree. Their reception was held in the Tote Room at the newly-refurbished Eagle Farm Racecourse. Hayley and Damon looked at five different venues during the planning process, but it was the assistance from the BRC Sales Manager

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Jacqueline Moore that eased their concerns. “The service and friendliness of the staff was a big reason why we went with BRC,” says Hayley. The event coordinators at Brisbane Racing Club are passionate about helping you create a day full of special moments, ensuring that communication is constant throughout the planning process. “There was a lot of contact from the first moment. It was great to share the excitement of the big day with the staff. We wanted our day to

go off without a hitch, and it did!” Let Brisbane Racing Club help you plan your special day from start to finish. The understated and timeless elegance of Eagle Farm Racecourse coupled with exceptional service from an experienced team makes for treasured wedding memories. BRISBANE RACING CLUB 230 LANCASTER RD, ASCOT P 3268 2171 BRC.COM.AU

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Wedding Checklist: Venue Dress Photographer Smile

Achieve a dazzling wedding smile with le tooth. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE having terrific teeth to give you the confidence you need to smile on your special day; the talented staff at le tooth believe they can help you achieve a dazzling smile in as little as 15 minutes. When it comes to teeth whitening, there are many treatments available to cater for every individual, whether it be the bride or groom themselves, their parents or anyone who feels they want to enhance their smile. For those working towards having a dazzling smile for their wedding, it is recommended to seek advice well in advance, especially if cosmetic work may be necessary. Offering two popular teeth whitening treatments, le tooth will get your pearly whites looking extra sparkly for your special day.

Opalescence Professional tray whitening system requires a short 15-minute appointment. During this time, impressions are taken of your teeth to create the custom-fit trays used to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. The alternative, Zoom, is an in-chair whitening treatment that requires a 90-minute appointment. With Zoom, everything is done in the chair while you sit back, relax and watch Netflix as the time ticks by. With this treatment, teeth can become up to eight shades lighter.

Already have perfect teeth? Getting your teeth professionally cleaned with le tooth’s ultrasonic scaler will help to remove any hard calculus and polish away those nasty everyday stains brought on by all the good things in life, such as tea, coffee and red wine. Contact le tooth to find out how you can give your smile an extra sparkle on your wedding day. LE TOOTH 3/77 RUSSELL ST, WEST END P 3117 9900 LETOOTH.COM.AU

WEDDING WONDERLAND Brisbane’s hidden wedding destination provides a picturesque backdrop like no other. ONE OF BRISBANE’S most sought after rainforest wedding venues, Walkabout Creek, has launched a new outdoor ceremony and reception space for couples looking to celebrate their dream wedding by the water’s edge. Nestled within the tranquil rainforest of D’Aguilar National Park, located 12kms from Brisbane’s CBD, this unassuming wedding venue boasts an abundance of options for ceremonies and receptions including the new outdoor area situated on the banks of the Enoggera Reservoir. Featuring native wildlife, lush greenery and spectacular views, the new waterfront event space can host open-air wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions for up to 250 guests. The indoor spaces provide couples with endless opportunities for rustic, informal or glamorous reception styling. The Ferntree room seats up to 70 guests, with standing room for up to 110 people. 54

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The Banksia room seats 120 guests and has standing space for up to 200 guests. Managing the Walkabout Creek event spaces is leading catering company Cuisine on Cue, who boast more than 20 years of industry experience; an accomplishment that is clear from the staff’s careful attention to detail. Whether it is a three-course seated dining experience, a buffet-style dinner, a cocktail party

or even a brunch with your nearest and dearest, Walkabout Creek cater to everyone. The all-inclusive packages include beverages, theming, staff and a personal wedding coordinator who go above and beyond to provide the very best for every wedding. WALKABOUT CREEK 60 MOUNT NEBO RD, THE GAP P 3300 2558 WALKABOUTCREEK.COM.AU

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A CUT ABOVE Creating pieces with unmatched precision, Mark Cotterell is making specialist handcrafted fine jewellery accessible to Brisbane and the world beyond. With a passion for creating memories and offering unparalleled personal service, Mark Cotterell is a cut above the rest when it comes to exquisite detailed jewellery. As a multiple award-winning master craftsman, Mark prides himself on designing and creating original and personalised pieces using the finest available materials and gems. With a simple consultation process tailored to each client, Mark discusses the possibilities for a one-of-a-kind treasured piece with his specialist commissioning service. And for those looking for something truly special that goes beyond the norm, Mark has created his Signature MC range, which is a constantly evolving collection of his designs. To create his pieces, Mark works with

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the rarest amazing gems, sourced from all over the world. He applies strict standards of known origin, quality and cut to ensure peace of mind for every client. Conveniently located on Hamilton’s Racecourse Road, the widely-respected master jeweller brings his designs to life with meticulous and superb craftsmanship and gems of extraordinary quality. This personal touch and high standard is at the heart of all his pieces. For the highest level of quality jewellery that is guaranteed to be crafted with passion and precision, look no further than the detailed craftsmanship of Mark Cotterell.

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UNEXPECTED LOCATIONS Dreaming of an outdoor wedding and a reception under the stars? WITH UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER to consider, an outdoor wedding in Queensland is something most couples only dream of for their special day. When it comes to choosing a wedding location, many couples hope to find something with a unique and unexpected twist that will make their wedding an unforgettable experience for themselves and their guests. A family-owned business, Events in Tents has more than 25 years of industry experience, which is invaluable for engaged couples who are looking for a wedding destination without limitations. They offer an unmatched service that can provide couples with the opportunity to host their wedding at any unique location. With a range of tent options to suit every need, your wedding could be an intimate affair with just 22 guests or a massive celebration with up to 1000 people. stylemagazines.com.au

Whether you wish to see the star-strewn night sky through a crystal-clear marquee or keep your party cosy with ceiling drapery and warm lighting in a pagoda, Events in Tents gives you the opportunity to bring your wedding vision to life. In addition to tent options that can transform a blank canvas into the wedding of your dreams, Events in Tents offers a range of products for hire. Bring your wedding to life with rustic hardwood flooring, parquetry dance floors and fairy lights. If you have a vision for your wedding but aren’t quite sure how to achieve it, look to the professionals for help. Events in Tents will provide you with a personalised service to ensure that your wedding exceeds expectations. EVENTS IN TENTS 25 MUNGALA ST, WYNNUM P 3393 5722 EVENTSINTENTS.COM.AU

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IF THE CROWN FITS

THE WHITE BUNGALOW WILL HOST ITS NEXT WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13. TICKETS: $89.99.

Weddings are the perfect excuse to get creative with flowers, and the beloved flower crown is still a bride favourite. SOME OF US dream about our wedding from a very young age; how the dress will look, who will be in the bridal party, what we’ll have in our bouquet, and whether we’ll wear a veil or a tiara. But times change and new options become available. If you’re looking for a special touch, why not turn to a beautiful flower crown? This delicate accessory will bring some life to your outfit while perfectly complementing the true star of the day – your wedding dress. The White Bungalow specialises in bespoke flower crowns; the experienced floral designers can work with you to create your unique piece, with prices starting from just $59.95. Not just reserved for weddings, a flower crown is also the perfect accessory for your engagement party or bridal shower and this season sees flower-lovers spoilt for choice. Garden roses (particularly the David Austin Juliet variety), jasmine foliage, Hypericum berries and lisianthus are all in bloom. Tulips, jonquils, hyacinths and freesias also make for

gorgeous, delicate additions to a floral crown. The White Bungalow’s floral crown design workshop, which launched earlier this year, supplies students with the blooms and the skills to create their very own flower crown. You can also enjoy the complimentary glass of bubbles and a selection of nibbles throughout the two-hour class. Due to the popularity of the workshops at The White Bungalow, places are limited. To try your hand at designing your own flower crown be sure to secure your spot. THE WHITE BUNGALOW SHOP 1A/1208 SANDGATE RD, NUNDAH P 3260 6465 FACEBOOK.COM/THEWHITEBUNGALOW

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BELIEVE IT OR not, you can hold your wedding reception at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. Events at GOMA combine beauty, sophistication and culture to create memories you’ll treasure for years to come. Their Roof Terrace boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Brisbane River, Kurilpa Bridge and the city skyline, providing a remarkable backdrop for your reception. All-inclusive packages, world-class cuisine and stunning architecture make GOMA the ideal setting for both cocktail and sit-down receptions.

COMBINING MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURE, spectacular river views and unmatched service, heritage-listed Customs House is Brisbane’s premier location for waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Customs House River Terrace provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop of the Story Bridge and the iconic Brisbane River, which comes alive with the city lights at night. With spectacular views from every angle, an event at the River Terrace will be an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests.

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LIFE, LOVE AND LIGHT Your wedding is a day to create memories that will last a lifetime, but nothing captures those special moments quite like a photographer. Martinia O’Sullivan

CAPTURE THOSE LITTLE MOMENTS TO CREATE MEMORIES FOREVER.

WHEN CHOOSING A wedding photographer, it is important to remember that they will play an integral role on one of the most important days of your life. Making sure you feel comfortable with your photographer is imperative; each photographer has a unique personality which shines through in every image captured. Self-confessed true romantic, Martinia O’Sullivan has enjoyed photography for as long as she can remember. In 2009, she decided to combine her passion for photography with her love of love and launched her photography business, Life, Love & Light Images. “My father worked for Walt Disney for 36 years so I grew up believing in fairytales, which helped to make me a true romantic,” says Martinia. “I absolutely adore the love between a

ALL IN THE DETAIL Two sisters took their family’s history, passion and flair for hospitality and melded it with a luxurious industrial-style backdrop to create Brisbane CBD’s most sought-after new event space, The Joinery. AT THE HEART of West End’s iconic and bustling Montague Road, you’ll find a dynamic warehouse-style venue where people and ideas come together. This flexible and customisable event space is called The Joinery. Acting as a crisp, blank canvas, The Joinery is primed for your event masterpiece and suited to a range of popular event styles, including industrial, vintage chic, French provincial, modern luxe and glamour. Guests are greeted with an architecturallydesigned white metal lattice façade; behind the doors lies an expansive converted warehouse space with sky-high ceilings, exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and gorgeous natural light. The seamless plywood joinery gives the venue its name. stylemagazines.com.au

newly-engaged couple and the love exchanged on one of their most important days.” Martinia loves helping couples on their wedding day. Such an important event can be stressful and Life, Love & Light Images eliminates some of that worry by providing a relaxed, enjoyable photography experience, superior customer service, breathtaking images and a commitment to excellence. Martinia prides herself on her ability to bring a couple’s vision to life; she is also happy to guide any unsure clients and help them understand what they can expect from photography on their special day. LIFE, LOVE & LIGHT IMAGES P 0416 228 428 LIFELOVEANDLIGHTIMAGES.COM

THE JOINERY IS A FRESH CANVAS PRIMED FOR YOUR EVENT MASTERPIECE.

The Joinery’s catering is supplied exclusively by established caterers and partner business, Chez Nous Corporate whose kitchen is nestled within the venue. All menus can be customdesigned to suit any requirements. The dynamic free-form space is ideal for complete event customisation. The Joinery accommodates for up to 300 standing guests and can provide venue management, service staff and event security for your wedding. With event hire and styling guidance also available through The Joinery, no detail is missed when holding your wedding in this stunning space. THE JOINERY 244 MONTAGUE RD, WEST END P 3844 2244 THEJOINERYWESTEND.COM.AU

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EVENT STYLING

SKIN ADVICE

COFFEE MASTERCLASS

with Brendan Cummings

with Claire Mason

with Penny Wolff

WINTER FOLIAGE

IMPROVED APPEARANCE

DRINK YOUR WORDS

IN SUNNY QUEENSLAND, the cooler months are short-lived and mild at best. Far from snowcapped, deciduous trees and muted tones they bring, we are free to engage bold, bright colours and even an alfresco vibe if we wish. Fresh greenery is still perfectly on-trend with potted plants and ferns able to keep spaces looking fresh and inviting. Hanging planters, suspended foliage and vertical gardens all provide an effective styling solution that brings mass impact while still retaining a fresh vibrancy. If you’re trying to capture a winter theme, consider pairing foliage of a deeper green with metallics, including gold cutlery and crystal glassware. This can transform an otherwise simplistic setting into a sophisticated, more dramatic space. Green walls always look magnificent against a sleek monochromatic palette, while suspended greenery makes for effortless impact. Don’t be held back by the traditional dark winter looks; embrace the best of the Sunshine State with your event styling.

THE SCIENTIFIC AND botanical methods of skin revision can give you similar results as surgery, which means you can improve the health, function and appearance of your skin without going under the knife. The role of a paramedical skin practitioner is to address common skin concerns, including acne, rosacea, ageing skin, open pores, wrinkles, ingrown hairs and pigmentation. Skin can only begin to rebuild itself naturally after the cellular system is triggered and barrier function is repaired. Paramedical skin revision is designed to instigate a change at the cellular level, using the body’s natural healing functions to create positive skin renewal. As leaders of today’s skin revision market, the team at Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners works with high-grade ingredients to reach the skin at a cellular level and promote change and healing. This approach offers dramatic, sustainable results for those who have tried it all and thought their scars were for life.

LET’S TALK COFFEE flavours. We hear it with sommeliers and beer connoisseurs, but what about the language for those of us who dabble in specialty coffee? The power to explain your tastes is paramount – and not just for the coffee tweakers out there. Describing the experience and flavours of a delicious cup of coffee can be easy; you just need the right tools. You can now create a meaningful vocabulary to differentiate coffee flavours with the use of The Coffee Tasters Flavour Wheel. This visual map is the largest and most collaborative piece of research on coffee flavour in existence. The Flavour Wheel works its way out from broader categories; once you’ve identified a coffee you like the taste of, you can follow your tastebuds out to “cocoa” to then reach “dark chocolate” or from “fruity” to recognise “berry” and maybe even “raspberry”. The Coffee Tasters Flavour Wheel helps you identify your favourite flavours so you’ll never be at a loss for words again.

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TECHNOLOGY TIPS

LEGAL ADVICE

with Patricia Foley

with Karen Fullwood

with Michael Lynch

CONSCIOUS CLEANING

CHEWING THROUGH DATA?

SEPARATION ANXIETY

THERE IS NO better feeling than giving your house a big clean-up. But how do you know what’s in the cleaning products you are using? Many supermarket cleaning products that we use can be filled with nasty chemicals and suds that many consumers are unaware of. After suffering from endless episodes of dermatitis and respiratory allergies, I did some research and discovered that I was allergic to my regular cleaning products. Since switching to cleaning products with natural ingredients, I have found hundreds of “green recipes” online. One of these alternatives is using a cup of vinegar to freshen up baby clothes and towels; vinegar breaks down soapy residue in the clothes, leaving them soft and fresh. You can also deodorise your wooden chopping boards with lemon juice. There are many other natural alternatives to clean consciously and keep your home fresh. At The Soul Pantry, you can find a range of natural products supplied by extraordinary enterprise groups.

IF YOU HAVE a smartphone, chances are you’ve noticed that it can sometimes run out of data unexpectedly or far quicker than usual. This annoying predicament can be easily fixed by finding out which apps are using the most data and remembering to shut them down once you’ve finished using them. Limit background syncing. This is one of the main features that drains data. Even when you’re not actively using an app, this feature will continue to refresh content in the background. Be aware of what really needs updating and turn off any unnecessary push notifications. Disable auto-play videos. Facebook automatically plays videos in your news feed, whether you want it to or not. You can prevent this and save your data by opting to auto-play videos over wi-fi only. Set a data alert. Check your plan to see if you can get data notifications. If you are a Telstra customer, we’ll send you a text to let you know when you’ve used 50, 85 and 100 per cent of your monthly data so you are always in control.

WHEN A RELATIONSHIP comes to an end and you and your partner decide to go your separate ways, there is a lot to consider and it can quickly become an overwhelming process. Here are a few tips to assist you with smooth separation: Stay calm. There is life after separation; avoid hurried decisions and keep plans flexible. Seek professional help. Asking for help is a sign of strength; you can’t do everything on your own and there’s no shame in reaching out. Prepare a budget. Work out your actual monthly spend and set a strict budget to stick to. Seek legal advice. Everyone’s situation is different and the laws can change over time. Keep a diary. Especially of any incidents that relate to children. Document everything. Pay special attention to documenting your finances. Make agreements formal. If a property agreement is reached, document it properly. Plan. Having a plan to move forward will help reduce long-term stress and costs.

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21ST CENTURY WORKPLACES

DIAMONDS & ENGAGEMENT

HAIR ADVICE

with Kelly Maniatis

with Karl Schwantes

with CJ Carmichael

DO I STAY OR GO?

LOOKING FOR PREMIUM SERVICE?

TAME YOUR MANE

IN THE WORKPLACES of today, organisations are expecting more from their employees with regards to their performance and productivity. Motivation can make it easy for you to achieve expected targets and goals, while a lack of motivation is a telltale sign that you need to move on. Here are some signs that indicate you have become disengaged from your job: • You don’t believe the story anymore. The mission, vision and values of the company aren’t inspiring you. If you don’t believe the dream, how can you perform to your best? • You don’t connect with your boss or peers. You don’t feel a bond with those who can help you make work more enjoyable and engaging. • You feel limited in your development. You find you have run out of challenging projects and there is no opportunity for you to continue to improve in this workplace. A career is your ticket to a successful lifestyle, financial freedom and general happiness. Why waste time in a job that you know you should leave?

ASK SOMEONE TO tell you about a phenomenal in-store experience they have had. Most people will find it hard to think of one but almost everyone will be able to recall a bad in-store experience. These days, the almighty Google review tool means that every experience you have with a business can be recorded on the internet forever. Today, we are finding that our clients read our Google reviews more than they visit our website. We have had clients from interstate visit us purely based on the reviews they have read online; they trust the real-life stories from clients we have helped to find anniversary gifts, engagement or wedding rings, and even those who needed repairs. Our vision is to help tell your story through the power of your engagement and wedding rings and we want the experience to be one that you will always remember fondly. The team at Xennox Diamonds is committed to making your visit an unparalleled success. Why not experience it for yourself?

IF YOU WANT to keep your locks luscious this season, it’s time to step up your haircare game. To combat the harshness of the cold winter weather, there are some dos and don’ts to keep your hair looking lush: • Don’t over-brush your hair. The strands can become brittle in the dry winter air and overbrushing your dry hair can cause breakage. • Don’t neglect your treatments. A weekly professional treatment locks in shine and protects your colour. Keep your hair well conditioned to control those pesky flyaways. • Do visit a professional regularly for trims, treatments, professional advice and regular colour maintenance. Letting your stylist know how you treat your hair and what your concerns are is the best way to achieve the hair you really want. • Do book in with a professional for a clear gloss semi if your hair is looking a little lacklustre at any point. This procedure seals moisture into the hair cuticle and extends the life of your current colour.

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HOME STYLING

PROPERTY INVESTMENT

PAINTING

with Morgan Braithwaite

with John Fredericks

with Darryl Hathway

SPRING-READY HOME

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

WATER DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME?

THERE IS NOTHING quite like giving your space a makeover, and with spring fast approaching, there is no better time to inject the new-season trends into your home. This spring, we will see pops of forest green, clean grey hues and crisp white accents back in the home in a big way, keeping spaces bright and fresh well into summer. Adding in metallic tones of gold and silver in the form of picture frames, wire baskets and pots for your fiddle leaf plants and ferns is a sure way to add a little more interest; plants breathe life into a home and will be a huge trend this spring. Opting for something with some sculptural appeal is the perfect way to add a little drama to the space. Look to plants with more height or some climbing plants that can cascade down hanging shelves. Looking to give your home a makeover for the upcoming season? Homemaker The Valley will be your one-stop destination to spruce up your space this spring.

A NEW WAVE of apartment building completions is on the rise and we’re already receiving calls from landlords who want to be one step ahead of the game when it comes to finding tenants for their new space. Despite what the developers might tell you, the majority of apartments in your shiny new project will be rented. This doesn’t mean they won’t also appeal to owner-occupiers, but investors tend to dominate off-plan sales, resulting in a lot of competition for tenants. If you want the best tenants faster (and for more rent), you might need to do what your neighbours are not doing; use a different agent! If the on-site managers have 20 or 50 or 150 apartments to lease and they’re all available at the same time, then it’s more than likely you will get lost in the crowd. Our knowledge of the local rental market and having a handful of apartments in your building (at most) allows us to give the task of leasing your apartment our full focus.

MOISTURE CAN AFFECT any building, causing damage and consequent expense to the home, whether it is an old or modern design. All buildings that contain tiled balcony slabs must be carefully inspected for moisture transmission through the tiled areas and into the underlying concrete slab. Too often the waterproofing has failed over time, or there may even be no waterproofing compound beneath the tiled floors, which leaves them exposed to the elements. Moisture can travel some distance into surrounding areas of the complex, leaving the interior walls and floor slabs vulnerable. The high level of moisture can also activate alkaline salt leakage. If this migrates towards the exterior surface of the home, it can result in failure of the paint coatings and loss of protection for the building. Chatting with a painting professional about your home is the best way to evaluate the water holding properties of all exposed slabs before undertaking any painting projects.

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FOOD+DRINK OJ, berry smoothie, green smoothie

Sweet potato mash on German rye Moreish Café winter menu dishes

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Moreish Café’s blend of flavours and textures combine to create mouthwatering delights!.

Set in the bustling heart of Stones Corner, local favourite Moreish Café serves up creativity on a plate, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. IN A SPACE that once held a butchery, Moreish Café now provides locals with scrumptious café meals with a special twist. The charming vintage-inspired décor is wonderfully complemented by the alfresco dining area set against the backdrop of the ever-buzzing Logan Road. We are greeted by one of the friendly waitresses and shown to our table on the sun-drenched footpath. Before long, we’re shrugging off jackets and soaking up the warmth of the sun’s rays. Across the street, a busker coaxes smooth tunes from his guitar and brings this little corner of Brisbane to life. Our coffee order arrives quickly; it’s immediately clear that it has been expertly brewed and poured, exactly the way a Campos flat white should be. 62

My berry smoothie is a refreshing follow-up to the warmth of the coffee. Not too sweet and with a pleasant tang, the biggest challenge is trying not to slurp it all down before our meals arrive. A quick glance at the new winter menu makes it clear that Moreish Café has added an innovative twist to the traditional brunch offerings. Keen to try everything, we opt for a variety of dishes to share between the two of us. We start our meal with the sweet potato mash on German rye. Atop the bread, two ripe avocado halves perch, basin-like, each cradling an egg that has been poached to perfection. Next, we try the beetroot hummus with Pugliese rye. Described as a fluffy brown sourdough, the warm Pugliese rye is topped with buttery smashed avocado, two poached eggs and sprinkled with

seeds, walnuts and goji berries. The unlikely combination works sensationally with the smooth beetroot hummus, keeping the dish light and tasty. Pleasantly full but always up for a challenge, we finish off our brunch feast with one last dish: the melt-in-your-mouth calamari. It arrives on a generous serving of Asian slaw, with a side of delicious chunky-cut sweet potato wedges. Moreish Café has expertly combined textures and flavours to create a winter menu offering that truly packs a punch. Some of these dishes just have to be tasted to be believed. MOREISH CAFE 2/398 LOGAN RD, GREENSLOPES P 3172 0655 INSTAGRAM.COM/MOREISHCAFE

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Wilston is now home to Pizzeria Violetta and Sichuan Bang Bang’s third collaborative Brisbane venue, serving everything from pizza to hot pots from 5pm onwards, seven days a week. PIZZERIAVIOLETTA.COM.AU

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

THIS SEPTEMBER, BAR-DINER GREENHILL (AN OLD NAME FOR THE PETRIE TERRACE AREA) WILL LURE LOCALS WITH DELICIOUS FOOD FROM VARIOUS CULTURAL INFLUENCES AND A SELECTIVE BEVERAGE LIST. FACEBOOK.COM/GREENHILLBARPADDINGTON

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Play catch-up with me every fortnight as I give you a taste of what you’ve missed and what’s to come in Brisbane’s Food+Drink scene.

NEW TO EAGLE LANE CHINGON CANTINA Y TAQUERIA BRINGS A TASTE OF AUTHENTIC, FLAVOURSOME MEXICAN STREET FOOD TO THE CBD ALONGSIDE POPULAR LIVE MUSIC VENUE BROOKLYN STANDARD. WHO CAN SAY NO TO TACOS AND TUNES?

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VERY YUMMY VEGAN

COLONIAL CUISINE

CLAIMING TO BE BRISBANE’S FIRST VEGAN DESSERT BAKEHOUSE, VEGANYUMM HAS OPENED NEXT TO CHARLIE’S RAW SQUEEZE IN EVERTON PARK. THIS ALL-VEGAN EATERY OFFERS A VARIETY OF CUPCAKES, SCROLLS, DOUGHNUTS AND CAKES. THEY EVEN HAVE GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE!

HAWTHORNE’S LUXE NEW DINING DESTINATION IS INSPIRED BY THE DIVERSE CULTURES AND CUISINES OF BRITAIN’S COLONIAL EMPIRE, WITH A RELAXED URBAN SAFARISTYLE SETTING. TOP TIP: TRY THEIR COLONIAL & CO COCKTAIL!

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Looking for seasonal fruit and vegies bursting with flavour? Grab your fresh produce, gourmet and deli items here! FRUIT FANTASY AND DELI P 3161 2396

Gloria Jean’'s Coffees There’s nothing better than a hot chocolate to soothe the winter blues. Try a tasty walnut hot chocolate for a limited time. P 3356 8714

Subway Eat fresh, even when you’re on the go. With new flavours and the tastiest ingredients, this is a sandwich with so much more to offer. P 3352 3337

Kurty'’s Quality Meats Pick up some free range beef, chicken, Tasmanian lamb and multiaward winning Bangalow sweet pork on the way home for a family feast.

foodie finds@ stafford city If you’ve had a hard day at the office or just a hard day at the shops, you need some fuel to keep you going. Stafford City has everything from quick and convenient bites right through to delicious sit-down meals.

Swing by and grab your morning coffee with a delicious freshly -baked muffin or cake. Whether you’re after full cream, skinny or soy milk, this place has you sorted. BB’S CAFÉ P 3356 4855

P 3352 7478

Bluey'’s Carvery If you’re craving a good ol’ roast dinner or a humble serving of chips and gravy then you’ve come to the right place. P 3352 6806

Flavourit It may be cold outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t have ice-cream! Enjoy a large range of creamy flavours and sweet toppings and go wild with combinations.

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The Coffee Club Head to The Coffee Club to start your day the right way with a fresh and healthy brekky from their new range. P 3856 5238

Pho Xic Lo Vietnamese

If you didn’t bring a packed lunch, never fear! Rabi’s Gril offers some amazing homemade pies, complete with thick crust and lush pastry.

Grab some Vietnamese on the go. With a wide range to choose from, at Pho Xic Lo you can experience the true taste of authentic Vietnam. P 0416 469 883

Sweetheart Confectionery This lolly shop is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! From the classic milk bottle to American-style lollies and chocolates, they have it all. Get in quick!

RABI’S GRILL P 0403 263 727

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rk, head to After a long day at wome tender Three Little Pigs for so the typical loving care, whether it’s night or one parmigiana on a Friday of their tasty lunch deals.

Start your day off with some organic artisan fruit and nut bread. If you’re seeking something glutenfree, check out their delish Naturis Organic Breads.

Rosetta Sunsmile Café All-day breakfast? Yes, please! Rosetta has a fresh menu that suits breakfast, brunch or lunch. Get yourself a plate of their divine fluffy pancakes! P 3356 6678

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TAVE RN TH RE E LIT TLE PIG S 6 100 P 38 56

The T house A high tea is a treat for everyone; fill your tummy with marvellous creations and enjoy a moment of delight. P 0401 203 355

Tang Bakery Specialising in preservative-free bread, this bakery is also nut-free and offers stunning birthday and occasion cakes, small cakes, Swiss rolls, pies and sausage rolls. P 3356 9811

Serving the tastiest fresh and tender roast chicken, Red Rooster is the place to go to satisfy your cravings. RED ROOSTER P 3356 5390

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PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH a top quality selection of natural and organic products, Newstead Organics prides itself on encouraging a natural lifestyle. Located across from Gasworks, the health food store boasts an impressive range of certified organic products and the café located inside is a true hidden gem full of tasty organic treats. The talented baristas brew bulletproof coffee, golden lattes and matcha teas daily and also offer smoothies, their famous kombucha on tap, and protein shakes for those looking for a healthy soda fix. NEWSTEAD ORGANICS 1/33 LONGLAND ST, NEWSTEAD P 3252 8858 NEWSTEADORGANICS.COM.AU

The ultimate riverside destination for your next event. BYBLOS PORTSIDE WHARF Featuring four unique function spaces, bespoke packages, award winning cuisine and catering for events of up to 500 guests.

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RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Sushi Edo is now dishing up outstanding Japanese fare at their newest location, The Barracks. AFTER OPENING HIS first sushi restaurant just three short years ago, Johnny Lee recently opened the doors to his fifth Sushi Edo at The Barracks. It’s safe to say that Lee is doing something right; at each Sushi Edo store, customers eagerly await a seat at the sushi train on a daily basis. The word “Edo” is a nod to the Japanese Edo period, between 1603 and 1868, which saw the art of sushi-making spread all over Japan. Lee says the key to the success of Sushi Edo is simple: the entire team is committed to making sushi that everyone can enjoy. “Freshness is everything for sushi,” says Lee. While Sushi Edo’s standard formula undoubtedly caters for those looking for quick and fresh food, the opening of the new Sushi Edo restaurant at The Barracks in Petrie Terrace makes it clear that Lee is also keen to take care of customers who prefer a sit‑down-and-dine experience. The Barracks newcomer is fitted out with modern bar-style seating as well as cosy booth seating stylemagazines.com.au

for larger groups. The seating wraps around a lengthy train that totes the fresh sushi around the restaurant, providing easy access for all customers. At The Barracks location, customers will find all their Sushi Edo favourites, such as steamy pork gyoza, fresh chicken avocado nigiri, and aburi salmon and Wagyu topped with Sushi Edo’s popular homemade teriyaki sauce. In addition to the favourites, customers will be able to order warm udon noodle soups, assorted tempura and a selection of yakitori, all at the tap of their convenient tablet-ordering technology. Sushi Edo offers two hours of free parking at The Barracks and all plates are priced at $3.50 a pop. Whether you’re after sushi on the go or looking to meet friends for a relaxed dinner, Sushi Edo at The Barracks serves up the very best in Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. SUSHI EDO THE BARRACKS, 61 PETRIE TCE, BRISBANE P 3876 3872 THEBARRACKS.INFO

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VARICOSE VEINS

BROW TIPS

SKIN AND BEAUTY

with Dr Nicholas Kemp

with Chernae Silk

with Dr Ingrid Tall

EASING NEEDLE DISCOMFORT

LOVE YOUR LASHES

MANETENANCE

WHEN IT COMES to needles, we are often asked “How much do they hurt?” And because each individual experiences pain differently, it is difficult to give a precise answer. The needles used in sclerotherapy (a treatment for varicose veins) are extremely fine. They are a slightly larger gauge than an acupuncture needle but much smaller than vaccination needles. If the needle tip is not accurately placed inside the lumen of the vein then the injected sclerosant, rather than running through the vein, can spill outside the vein and cause the tissue to expand. When this happens, slight pain can arise in the same way a boil does as a result of tissue expansion. Small amounts of spillage will always occur, but skilled sclerotherapists pay meticulous attention to this aspect of treatment. Some areas tend to be more sensitive, such as behind the knee and around the ankle. I always use the finest needles possible for these sensitive areas, and I make sure to select sclerosants that are least likely to cause pain.

WHEN CONSIDERING EYELASH extensions, many people want to know if they will damage their natural lashes. To protect your lashes, it’s important to ensure that you are visiting a trained technician with a very high standard. Improper applications and poor-quality products could result in eyelash extensions that won’t last and could affect your natural lashes. To achieve flawless lashes, the extension needs to be applied with a minimal adhesive to the individual eyelash. If the natural eyelashes are clumped to the extension with an excessive amount of adhesive, it can stunt the growth of the lash and painful damage can occur. This is why it is so important to make sure that your next eyelash extension appointment is with someone who specialises in eyelashes. Thanks to The Lash Bar Lounge, you can trust that every service at The Brow Bar uses safe and professional procedures to enhance the natural beauty of the eyes.

WE ALL SHED approximately 100 hairs per day as part of the standard hair growth cycle, but excess loss can be quite distressing. Hair loss for both men and women can be hard to accept and it can even make you feel self-conscious. Ageing men aren’t the only people who can suffer from loss of hair. It is a non-discriminatory condition, which means it can affect anyone. Some of the causes of hair loss or baldness (technically known as alopecia) can be severe hairstyles or treatments, hormone imbalances, illness or surgery, medications and nutritional deficits or ageing. If you’ve tried all the creams and lotions and are sick of seeing no results, but are reluctant to have hair transplant procedures or surgery, then Regen PRP could be the solution. This procedure stimulates hair growth using your own platelet-rich plasma; it is a relatively quick procedure, with mild discomfort and minimal downtime, and is a sure way to help you get your desired hair regrowth outcome.

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WOMEN’S HEALTH

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

EMOTIONAL FITNESS

with Dr Andy Stamatiou

with Dr John Barletta

with Cynthia Morton

EMBARRASSING PROBLEMS

WHAT MAKES A SUPER-SHRINK?

FINDING HAPPINESS

“AM I NORMAL?” This is a question that many people ask themselves. Asking your doctor about certain symptoms can be embarrassing because they are such personal matters, but you can rest assured that your doctor has been asked most of these questions before. Common questions include: Is my body functioning properly? Is my period normal and why is it always painful? Should intercourse be painful? Am I the same as every other woman? These kinds of questions are completely normal and no one should feel ashamed for wanting to understand their body. Talking to your local GP is a good place to start, as many of these symptoms are treatable. In some cases, though, you may need a referral to a specialist gynaecologist. Although many women have similar body changes, everyone is different and knowing your body and attending to its changes is the best thing you can do for your health and something that you should be proud of.

MY PRIMARY AIM as a therapist is to always be as helpful as possible. There are many and varied ways for therapists to interact with patients that are equally effective. But what makes the difference between a supertherapist and a stinker-therapist? A therapist’s ability to connect and maintain a warm and respectful working relationship is a critical start. While establishing a rapport is also essential, it is not enough to be really effective. Truly excellent treatment is only possible if the therapist regularly asks for feedback. Feedback is imperative as it ensures that the patient is being heard and understood, that the therapist is staying on track and covering the critical topics, and that the therapist’s style is a good fit. For feedback to be effective, it then needs to be integrated into the treatment. Finally, if the professional is routinely asking about your progress and outcomes, there is a great possibility that you will get what you want out of your sessions.

AS HUMANS, WE are no strangers to feelings of unhappiness from time to time, but avoiding those emotions altogether will not set you on the road to happiness. Creating a happy place to build yourself up is key when you’re feeling low; until we can accept unhappiness and become willing to work with it, we will remain unable to emotionally mature and resolve conflict. Our healthy happy place, where we build our self-respect, needs to be furnished with love, beauty and hope. This happy place can be somewhere we visit through our imagination, a room in our home or even just the company of Mother Nature in the infinite supply of happy outdoor spaces. The root cause of our unhappiness is never a person, place or situation, but our fearful, judgemental thoughts about it. So this month, let’s not forget that the ocean, the mountains or even just a walk around the block can help us face our unhappiness and sort through it, one step at a time.

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POWER OF THE BROW Beauty is in the eyebrow of the beholder.

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CAN A WOMAN’S eyebrows define her confidence? According to Brooke Jesberg, owner of Brooklyn Beauty Bar and founder of new venture Booki Brow Co, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Brooke has spent 12 years designing a luxury brow range that is affordable, easy to use and that provides exceptional results every time. The initial release of Booki Brow Co products includes a brow powder compact and two essential brushes that are suited to several hair and skin tones.

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WITH A LITTLE SOUL In a quiet street on Brisbane’s north side, a secret oasis beckons green thumbs and lovers of great coffee. STEPPING INTO THE warm and colourful warehouse that The Soul Pantry calls home is like entering a botanical dream. The space has been transformed into a unique retreat; the walls lined with detailed terrariums and expertly-wrapped kokedamas, each corner effortlessly filled with an assortment of ferns, fiddle leaf figs and other lush plants. Unlike the usual stop-and-shop garden shed, this hidden gem allows you the opportunity to take some time for yourself and escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. With the on-site garden cafÊ offering up a tasty selection of vegan treats, tea and coffee, The Soul Pantry gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy the relaxed vibe and explore their curated selection

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TRAVEL ’GRAM ON THE GO Want to up your Insta game? Ready for a holiday? These road trip destinations give you the best of both worlds, writes Paige Booth. WHEN YOUR FAVOURITE Instagrammers are constantly posting about gorgeous getaways, it’s only natural to feel a bit envious. Why should they have all the fun? These amazing road trip destinations are perfect for that #nofilter vibe. Tamborine Mountain: Just an hour from Brisbane, this mountain escape is definitely worth the drive. Stroll through the local shops and enjoy a picnic at a scenic lookout; for a taste of adventure, explore the walking trails in Tamborine

National Park and check out some of the spectacular waterfalls. Byron Bay: Next up is a picturesque coastal town. Work your Instagram magic in front of the historic Cape Byron Lighthouse, which sits on Australia’s most easterly point, or experience the Lighthouse trail walk. Held on the first Sunday of every month, the Byron Bay Markets at Butler Street Reserve are truly Insta-worthy, full of fresh produce and all things tie-dye.

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LIKE A LOCAL Blogger Yasmin Zeinab pens a new Parisian travel guide, writes Paige Booth. BE GUIDED THROUGH the cobblestone streets of Paris, explore the best coffee spots and indulge in the ultimate Parisian fare with the help of a new guidebook, Sundays in Paris. Created by Brisbane-based blogger and lawyer Yasmin Zeinab, Sundays in Paris features stunning images from French photographers, accompanied by Yasmin’s own handwritten notes and a sleek design. Moving to the French city of Lyon in 2013, Yasmin took regular weekend trips to Paris, where she fell in love with the city’s charm. “There really is something magical about Paris, especially at night,” Yasmin says. “The first few times I visited, I was drawn in by the energy and beauty of the place and that was that – I’ve been in awe of the city ever since.” 82

Yasmin also has a special place in her heart for the eateries she visited on Sundays, which soon became the focus of her book. “Lyon, being a small city, is quite sleepy on a Sunday. There is not a lot open by way of cafés and brunch options,” Yasmin says. “Being Australian, this was such a shock to my system. When I moved to Paris six months later, I was so excited by all of the options.” It was this move that inspired the concept for Yasmin’s guidebook and Instagram account, which now boasts more than 40,000 followers. “It became a running joke with my friends that I knew everything about Sundays in Paris.” You can purchase the Sundays in Paris guidebook for $24.95 on Yasmin’s website.

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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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When faced with a challenge, always remember that it is merely a bump in the road. Try to keep calm and carry on.

Taking control of situations doesn’t always help you. Loosen the reins and let someone else take the lead; you might be surprised by how much you enjoy the ride.

That newfound confidence is doing you wonders, Taurus! While you’re on a roll, throw yourself into something new for a challenge that you’re bound to ace!

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Enjoying time with friends is important, but don’t forget to look after yourself. Rest and nourishment are essential if you want to reach your full potential.

Although you feel like a part of you is missing, everything happens for a reason and it’ll all get better in time. Keep your head up!

LIBRA SEP 24-OCT 23 All that hard work is about to pay off. Try not to lose sight of your goals when the going gets tough. You’re nearly there!

SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 It’s time to get on track, Scorpio! Distractions are tempting but you need to stay focused as you’ve got exciting things on the horizon.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 22 Times have been tough but you never lose your cool and always get on with the job, Sagittarius. Don’t forget to make time for yourself.

LEO JUL 24-AUG 23 It’s not selfish to be proud of yourself when you work hard for what you want. Embrace the new you!

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You are on the right path so don’t look back, even if you are feeling a bit uneasy. Keep focused and reach for the stars!

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Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI 110 kW COD with Style and Technik packages. drive $ 45,000 away

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Audi Choice

With Audi Choice + your Audi’s minimum future value is guaranteed at the time of purchase, giving you the ultimate peace of mind. At the end of your Audi Choice contract, you can select from three options. You can trade-in your Audi, retain your Audi or return the vehicle to your Audi Choice Dealer.

Visit Audi Centre Brisbane or Audi indooroopilly to book a test drive today. Audi Centre Brisbane | 586 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley | Tel. 3251 8222, A/H Paul 0433 427 560 | audicentrebrisbane.com.au Audi Indooroopilly | Indooroopilly Roundabout, 280 Moggill Road | Tel. 3871 5100, A/H: Ryan 0450 967 827 | audiindooroopilly.com.au $45,000 is the drive away price for the Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI 110 kW COD with Style and Technik packages. Available for new stock vehicles purchased and delivered between 1/7/16 and 31/10/16. While stock lasts. Not available to fleet, gov’t or rental buyers, or with other offers. Audi Australia reserves the right to change or extend this offer. #Based on a drive away price of $45,000 for the Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI 110 kW COD with Style and Technik packages Model Year 2016 (with no additional options), to approved personal applicants of Audi Financial Services (AFS)** who use an Audi Choice Guaranteed Future Value (GFV)+ product on a consumer loan over 48 months, a deposit of $0, with a limit of 80,000 km travelled over term, and a GFV balloon payment of $18,757.00. Total amount payable $47,712.13. Offer is based on a 2.0% p.a. comparison rate.^ Offer ends 31/10/16. ^Comparison rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fixed rate consumer loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. +Audi Choice GFV program consists of an option to require AFS to purchase your vehicle at the end of your AFS finance loan for a pre-determined value. Terms, conditions, fair wear & tear criteria, kilometre conditions, fees & charges apply. Not available with other offers or to fleet, government or rental buyers. Full conditions are available on application. **AFS is a trading name of Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Pty Limited ABN 20 097 071 460, Australian Credit Licence Number 389344. D/L 2407931 *

STYLE | August 2016  
STYLE | August 2016  

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