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21 INSIDE 10 PASSION PROJECTS Three creatives tell us how they achieved their hard-earned goals.
21 KING OF CUISINE All the details on the next big food mecca to hit Brisbane.
32 ALL THE ESSENTIALS Jasmine Dowling dishes on her everyday necessities.
46 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Discover the latest venues to sip and socialise.
53 SETTING THE MOOD The next interior trend to set your home apart.
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Welcome to the Passion issue. There’s a sign on a wall, as you take the Story Bridge off-ramp into the Valley, that says “The more I think about it, the bigger it gets.” That phrase gets me thinking every time, because if you’re passionate about something (like most of us are), your ideas tend to grow and grow, becoming more intense over time. Ask anyone who has started a business, pursued a career or had a burning desire for something – it’s all-consuming and almost impossible to not think about. This feeling of intense enthusiasm is how I define ‘passion’. And Brisbane is filled with talented people who give their dreams, businesses and families their all. It keeps them awake through the night, gives them purpose and fuels a fire inside their bellies when they start kicking goals. We’re extremely fortunate at Style that we meet so many people who are passionate about what they do. It’s awesome! You can hear it in their voice and see it in their eyes when you meet them. They’re inspiring, driven, exhilarating to be around... and there’s so much we can take away from their stories. People like LINDSAY BENNETT, Festival Director of MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL, who along with his team have poured a whole lot of love and energy into bringing us what I’m sure will be the best festival yet. I’m particularly looking forward to the St John’s Cathedral parade. Can you imagine a more magnificent backdrop to showcase some of our best designers? Featured this month we talk to JOSH PITERMAN from BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY; MAXINE HORNE of VITA GROUP; TESS WILLCOX of WORLD RESORTS OF DISTINCTION and we present so many incredible businesses and products that have been borne out of that overwhelming and beautiful emotion… passion. Enjoy and hope this issue fans your fire!
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J OSH PITER MAN Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Turning dreams into realities is something many of us can only hope for. But for these three creatives, failure was never an option, and transforming childhood imaginations into booming careers was all they ever thought about. While facing endless setbacks on the journey to achieving their goals, it was an incredible drive and hunger to be successful that brought them over the line to see them where they are today. WORDS BY LAURA FRENDON
t the age of 16, Josh auditioned for his school musical, Fame, realising then and there he was born to perform. Since then, he’s performed in hit stage shows such as Hairspray and Cats, which scored him a Green Room award for Best Supporting Actor In A Musical. His newest adventure, playing the role of Gerry Goffin in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is one of his most challenging yet, telling the story of a character so close to his heart. A friend in the musical industry suggested he audition for the role after seeing the show on Broadway. After looking into it, Josh fell in love with Gerry, the music, and Carole King herself. He was already familiar with Carole’s music, but like so many people, didn’t realise how extensive her work was. “I had no idea how vast her songbook was – I especially had no idea that she wrote ‘The Locomotion’.” The show has just landed in Brisbane and is already blowing away audiences. And now that he’s completely settled into the role, Josh feels personally connected to his character after telling his life story on stage over and over again. “There’s always an extra level of respect I feel I have to give to Gerry because I value his life so much. He was a really complex and troubled man, but PAGE 10
a true genius too – that deserves some tender care when playing him.” While performing the same show for nights on end can become boring for some, Josh believes it’s the feeling he gets when singing and acting that inspires him to get on stage every night, exploring his character further and pushing his performance to the limit. He claims hard work and a great love for what he’s doing are the most important things that keep him going each day. “There’s always an element of fear and an element of fearlessness in everything I do as an artist. It’s striking that balance of being scared enough for it to really matter and being free enough to do my absolute best performance.” Previously performing in Brisbane with The Ten Tenors, Cats, and West Side Story, Josh loves the laid back nature compared to the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and Sydney, and obviously, the fabulous weather. He also takes the opportunity while he’s here to visit his favourite place on earth, Byron Bay. Beautiful is sure to inspire everyone who sees it, with Josh describing it as, “so uplifting, you can’t help but feel like taking on the world after watching it.” Recently taking away the Best Musical Award at this year’s Helpmann Awards, it’s a must see for lovers of darn good music. AUGUST 2018
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isters Chloe and Kate are co-owners of up and coming Brisbane label Jericho Rd Clothing, known for its quirky and out of the box designs. The idea to launch a fashion label was brewing long before the launch of Jericho Road Clothing, as the sisters had always dreamed of starting a business together. After contemplating the idea for quite some time, they were encouraged and convinced by family and friends, as well as other up and coming businesses pushing their way into the fashion world. “We’ve started to draw a lot of our inspiration and motivation from other small business ladies doing amazing things.” Both Chloe and Kate have always had an affinity with fashion, arts and craft, and entrepreneurial projects, with
both of them running small businesses alongside their day jobs in the past. It was only when they focused on fashion as a business in itself that they really started to feel like they’d found the right path. Just like most, a lot of determination and many hours of hard work was the key to Chloe and Kate’s success, with both of them working around full-time jobs to get their business up and running. “We’re not going to lie, it’s certainly not an easy gig, and there have been many times where we’ve felt like throwing in the towel. But, it’s all been worth it.” What’s next for Jericho Road Clothing? They’re hoping to expand their stockists nationwide, as well as open up more pop-up stores throughout the east coast.
NATAL IE WEIR Expressions Dance Company
fter attending her first ballet at the age of five, Natalie realised early on that she had a true passion for dance. She studied ballet throughout her childhood years, before attending the Queensland University of Technology after completing high school. While ballet was always her passion, the move to QUT allowed her to fall in love with the contemporary style and choreography, quickly realizing it was a core talent of hers, and spent her early days freelancing with companies all over the world. But after having her second child, she began to want a company to work with regularly, to really connect with an ensemble of dancers. Fast forward to the present, Natalie has now been with Expressions Dance Company for nine years, STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
appointed as Artistic Director in 2009. She’s always dreamt of creating beautiful work with beautiful dancers creating performances that connect through emotion to an audience. With a career spanning over 30 years and having choreographed more than 170 professional works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, Natalie still finds a way to stay inspired. “I am attracted to human stories and find inspiration in poetry, paintings, family and observation of life.” Natalie is currently creating a new work with EDC, Everyday Requiem, which will be at QPAC in October. It holds up a mirror to this amazing journey called life and the human experience. It focuses not just on the milestones, but the joy and beauty to be found in the every day. PAGE 11
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he perfect destination for weekend rejuvenation can now be found in the heart of the city, with a world class precinct set to open its doors in early September. Featuring Michelin style dining, quirky cafes, and beautiful retailers, you can have it all at Brisbane Quarter. There’s no longer a need to travel for hours to your weekend getaway, with Brisbane Quarter offering everything you could possibly want from a relaxing staycation. While the finer details are still to be released, it’s been announced that Persone by Gambaro and Heritij Restaurant will be opening in the incredible dining precinct, as well as boutique men’s tailor, Wil Valor, joining a list of stunning retailers. They all join the recently opened and first of its kind in Australia, W Brisbane, offering five-star suites with river views and laid-back vibes. You can enjoy a relaxing morning at the spa, rooftop cocktails overlooking the sunset or a day spent enjoying everything Brisbane Quarter has to offer. The precinct will also include an NYC Bagel,
a Sandwich Chefs, and a quick stop coffee shop, located within Emporium Barber. W Store by Becker Minty is already open, selling beautiful homewares, trinkets, and jewellery. Brisbane Quarter is located a short distance from Queen Street Mall and the cultural hub of Southbank. Ready to open its doors in early September, your city staycation awaits at this world class destination.
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Ah, self-belief. So hard to come by and even harder to hold on to. And it impacts us all on a daily basis. Marina Perry from Pure Health Clubs Coorparoo says “letting go is critical to our growth and wellbeing.” It’s time to say goodbye to your fear and hesitation.
YOUR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS Somehow, we seem to have ditched happiness in favour of the pursuit of perfection. But, the problem with unrealistically high expectations is that sometimes the expectations get so high, it can be terrifying to settle for anything less. Quit the people-pleasing habits and let go of your unrealistic expectations once and for all.
The journey to happiness doesn’t have to be windy and bumpy, according to Courtney Frank. Sometimes life can feel like it’s going full steam ahead. There’s twists, turns, road bumps and forks in the road – and sometimes it’s exciting, right? But, there’s a problem with always running at 100% and letting life pass you by. If you don’t stop and smell the roses, that life-high can suddenly drop to a dramatic low
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YOUR UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS and all of a sudden, the road trip to happiness has come to a grinding halt. If you’re willing to let go of a few things (and we’re not just talking about material possessions), you can take the road trip back to happiness once and for all. But, there are a few things you need to ditch first.
This step is all about finding the courage to let go of those who no longer serve you. Unhealthy relationships may come in the form of romantic relationships, family ties or friendships. Paul Baker from PBR Coaching says “check the relationship against the core values you have for yourself and if they don’t align, cut the tie. Our happiness comes from being in unison with our deep core values.”
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We want MORE The fresh café making its way into your weekend brunch rotation.
he much loved Moreish Café in Stones Corner is back and better than ever with a fresh new look and modern fusion menu. When a devastating fire gutted their kitchen, owner Jeff Zaphir took it as an opportunity to give the café a complete revamp, banishing their industrial and monochrome interior and replacing it with a welcoming and open space. Filled with an abundance of lush greenery and a crisp white and grey backdrop, the muted and clean canvas gives a fresh and friendly vibe to the busy cafe. The almost ‘clean slate’ feel of the new space allows the vibrant and delicious menu, a mixture of fresh ideas and old classics, to stand out on the plate, making the experience both a tasty and visual delight. We were spoilt for choice when we checked out the amazing new menu, co-curated by Jeff and head chef Daniel Christie, who has 20 years of culinary experience behind him and an eye for impeccable detail. Everyone’s brunch time favourite, eggs benedict, kick started the breaky feast. A house made hollandaise is easy to tell, and this one definitely was. Light PAGE 16
in texture and not too salty, it was a definite standout, and no way in hell from a packet. Accompanied with crispy bacon and perfectly poached eggs, it’s a must try if you’re the type of person who always orders the same thing. Next was a kitchen special - red velvet pancakes with Persian floss. Moist, thin, and layered with cream, they were a pancake fiend’s dream. Garnished with edible flowers and strawberries on the side, it was almost too pretty to eat. If super sweet breakfast isn’t your thing, try pairing it with the beetroot latte. The last dish was one for the health freaks and those silly enough to believe calories count at breakfast. The buddha bowl offers all the green goodness you could ask for like broccoli, spinach, and kale, as well as house made beetroot falafel, which was absolutely delicious. If you’re keen to keep things green, order the green smoothie to have alongside it. READ MORE ONLINE MOREISH CAFE 2/398 LOGAN RD, GREENSLOPES P 3172 0655 @MOREISHCAFE
5 QUICK QUESTIONS WITH THE HEAD CHEF Poached, scrambled or fried? Over easy Sweet or savoury? Savoury Favourite thing to make at home Fried chicken Who is one person you’d love to cook for? The first head chef I worked for If it was your last day on earth, what would you eat? Roast lamb
A little pot of culture The guys who brought you Rick Shores have hit the streets of Brisbane.
escribed as a neo-Chinese dining hall, Little Valley draws inspiration from a number of Chinese cuisines, taking an approach that pays respect to traditional origins. The multi-regional menu takes a modern approach, re-designing the traditional dishes we know and love to make them fresh and exciting. An example of this is the Potato and Truffle Spring Rolls, which take the traditional dish that we all know and love to another level. Instead of being filled with vegetables, they’re filled with creamy potato and dusted in rock salt. Other standouts on the menu include the Cured Scallop with Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Chilli Oil, the Half Twice-Cooked Duck with Fermented Plum, and the Dry Fried Beans with Mustard Greens, Salted Pork and Soy. The drinks menu was created with the same creative flair with over 100 different wines available, as well as an impressive list of signature cocktails. These too were created to include a contemporary Asian twist, like the
Waking Panda (Absolut Vodka, Elderflower, Mandarin and Citrus) and the Beijing Sling (Beefeater Gin, House Cherry Vermouth, House Spice, Pineapple and Citrus). The space itself is epic, with the original structure almost 100 years old. It’s been taken back to its original bones with all walls being taken down, allowing the exposed bricks and steel to become features of the restaurant. Just like the menu, the space aims to blend the old with the new, creating a chic, airy, and bright space for guests to enjoy. They’ve also added gold bar light sculptures to mimic bamboo scaffolding, which completely lift the building and add a wow factor to the dining experience.
Citrus Delight Take your taste buds to France. Inspired by his Grandfather’s passion for cooking, Gert Pretorius aims to bring energy and creativity to his kitchen. The recipe he’s sharing with us is one of the first items he added to the Madame Rouge menu after becoming head chef – a rich and lemony French style tart, complimented by a flaky and buttery pastry.
CLASSIC FRENCH TARTE CITRON
Ingredients For the pastry: 125g unsalted butter, cool 85g icing sugar, sifted 250g plain flour, sifted 2 large eggs, beaten, keep separate
For the filling: 9 large eggs 1 egg yolk 390g caster sugar 300ml thickened cream Zest & juice of 5 large lemons 50g caster sugar
Method For the pastry: Cream together the sugar and butter. Using a whisk or fork mix in flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add one beaten egg and mix until the crumbs just come
What has fuelled your passion to want to be a chef? I spent a lot of time in my grandfather’s kitchen as a child. His passion for cooking and food has always inspired me. Who would you most like to cook for? Paul Bocuse, Rick Stein, Dominique Crenn, Massimo Bottura, Anthony Bourdain. What would you serve them? Coal grilled, fresh caught fish, roasted fennel, Australian asparagus and samphire, and a lot of chardonnay. These are all people who appreciate the simplicity of good produce. A good party is always better when spent with people who love food and drink as much as you do. Favourite ingredient and why? Citrus. The wide range of flavours can complement pretty much everything, sweet and savoury. I love the freshness it imparts to any dish.
together. Do not overwork. Form pastry into a disc, cover in baking paper, refrigerate for oen hour. Pre-heat oven to 170C. Roll out pastry between two large sheets of baking paper to 3-4mm thick. Grease a 27cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Line the tin with the pastry, being sure the pastry is even all around and pressed into the corners. Prick the base at equal intervals with a fork. This will allow the steam to escape the bottom of the tart, giving a crisp pastry base. Crumple up a piece of baking paper larger than the tart tin, uncrumple and place on top of the pastry, fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, until the sides are light golden in colour. Remove the baking paper and beans. Brush a thin coat of beaten egg on the pastry, return to the oven, bake an additional five minutes. Turn the oven down to 120C, open the door, leaving tart shell inside for a further 20 minutes.
Most memorable meal? Many of my childhood meals were enjoyed over an open fire. I don’t have a most memorable meal, but rather a most memorable meal style. Eating around a camp fire, the embers crackling and light aroma of smoke has had a huge influence on the flavour profiles I most associate with. What do you bring to the Madame Rouge kitchen? Energy and creativity. I have an amazing team behind me at Madame Rouge, and I hope they can feed the energy I bring to work to create the dishes that make me proud. Why did you choose this recipe to share with Style readers? This is one of the first items I added to the menu after becoming the head chef. It was immensely popular with our customers.
For the filling: Whisk together the eggs, egg yolk and sugar in a heat proof mixing bowl until well combined. Mix in the cream, zest and juice of the lemons. Over a double boiler, heat the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 60C. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a pouring jug. Skim off any foam from the top of the liquid. Carefully pour into the baked tart base. Bake at 120C for 10-15 minutes, until the centre of the tart has just set. Allow to cool for two hours outside of the fridge, then cool for at least another six hours in the fridge.
To serve: Slice the tart into wedges. Sprinkle with a thin layer of sugar; use a blow torch to lightly caramelise the top, serve with vanilla or lemon ice-cream.
A celebration of the latest and greatest of Brisbane’s dining scene. Motorwagen
Tucked into the newly opened Mercedes-Benz Brisbane showroom on Adelaide Street, this new restaurant, pioneered by Sam Pask (OTTO Brisbane, Esquire), offers an interesting menu incorporating sustainable local produce. Named after the world’s first petrol-powered motor vehicle, Motorwagen serves an everchanging breakfast and lunch menu, as well as dinner, wine, and cocktails.
The Emporium Hotel Southbank has just opened its signature restaurant Opal, commanded by highly acclaimed Brisbane Chef Josue “Josh” Lopez. The food is described as modern Australian, utilising native ingredients through innovative cooking. EMPORIUMHOTELS.COM.AU
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Little Valley Ex-Rick Shores head chef Jake Pregnell has brought a dining hall and beer garden to the late night food scene of Fortitude Valley. Based on traditional Chinese cuisine, the regionally inspired meals will have you feasting late into the evening.
Ethical and authentic food, and quality hospitality is what you’ll find at W Brisbane’s dining hotspot. Created by six friends with a shared passion for nourishing food, you can expect seasonal fresh produce for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as well as amazing coffee, original cocktails, and local craft beers. WBRISBANE.COM/THREE-BLUE-DUCKS
Chez Nous Corporate Level up your corporate lunches with healthy options from Chez Nous Corporate catering. From tasty salads with kale and Tuscan dressing to gourmet-filled sandwiches made fresh to order, there’s many options available to suit all your corporate catering needs. CHEZNOUSCORPORATE.COM.AU
Palace Supper Club With a food philosophy built on a love on fresh flavours, produce, and techniques, the new modern Australian menu at Palace Supper Club is a relaxed punch to the senses. Standouts on the sumptuous new menu include a smoke mozzarella salad, spanner crab tortellini, and fragrant scallops. PALACESUPPERCLUB.COM.AU
Coffee brewed for a cause No fancy latte art, just serious coffee without the bells and whistles.
This August, Wolff Coffee Roasters will be hosting the Queensland AeroPress Championship, encouraging competitors to create new ways to press, prepare and present their own brew. Running since 2008, the competition is all about perfectly brewed coffee, with no time wasted on over the top latte art or a time-consuming cold drip. If you live and breathe this aromatic world, and have never entered the competition before, now is your chance. Whether you’re a trained barista, a casual coffee pourer, or even an at-home, self-appointed coffee extraordinaire, now is the time to put your skills to the test. All competitors will receive a 200g bag of filter roasted beans to practice with before the
competition, as well as a 100g bag on the day. If brewing isn’t your thing but you worship the ground your barista walks on, why not attend as a spectator? All are welcome on the day. All proceeds raised from this years Queensland AeroPress event will be donated to Dancing CEOs for Women’s Legal Service Qld. Dancing CEOs is an event held every year, inviting Brisbane’s leading CEOs to City Hall to swap the boardroom for the dance floor in front of 1000 guests, all to support the prevention of domestic violence. In 2019, CEO of Wolff Coffee Roasters, Penny Wolff, will be joining Dancing CEOs, hoping to raise $20,000
for Women’s Legal Service Qld and this amazing project. The Queensland AeroPress Championship will be held on Wednesday 15 August from 3pm to 9pm. WOLFF COFFEE ROASTERS 140 GERLER RD, HENDRA P 3267 5551 WOLFFCOFFEEROASTERS.COM.AU
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ith the Ekka well and truly on the way, the RNA Showgrounds is set to be Brisbane’s bustling spot of entertainment and activity for the month of August. Just around the corner from the baby animals and show bags, Brisbane’s hottest new food precinct is also gearing up for a buzzing month. Right next to Welcome to Bowen Hills and a short walk from the Showgrounds, King Street is set to be the next big food mecca in Brisbane. We believe this hidden haven is set to cement itself as a key piece of Brisbane’s cultural identity. With the extensive redevelopment of the area, King Street is becoming one of the new must see destinations for locals and visitors alike. As a journey of worldwide flavours, salons and shops, King Street has a plethora of activities to entertain all types of Brisbane residents. Just 1.6km from the CBD, you get a fresh taste of what King Street has to offer with new bars, laneways and entertainment. With 18 different retailers and counting, we’ve compiled just a few of the must see spots along the street of all things sensational, but even we couldn’t fit them all in so take note…multiple trips will be necessary. @KINGSTREETBRISBANE KINGSTREETBRISBANE.COM STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
Fat Dumpling We’re all aware dumplings not only have a special spot in our hearts, but also the current food zeitgeist. As a popular choice for many, they perfectly combine a celebrated cuisine with comfort food joy. Thus, the battle to find your favourite dumpling spot is often ongoing, and we’ve found the next point on your prawn and pork quest. The Fat Dumpling has already earned itself a reputation for fresh and tasty food from its Fortitude Valley residence. Now they have brought their authentic style and high quality to King Street. They showcase poached, steamed and pan fried dumplings, all handmade with traditional Chinese fillings.
The Lamb Shop PETER GLOFTIS & STEPHEN CAPPELLUTI OWNERS The Lamb Shop is based on a simple concept – fast food, done well. Inspired by memories of his childhood, Peter Gloftis created The Lamb Shop to share the traditional Greek flavours that he knows and loves with you. Biting into any dish from The Lamb Shop you are immediately transported to a simpler time when tradition was at the core of everyday life. The smell of lamb cooking on the spit over hot coals fills the air and the friendly staff at The Lamb Shop make you feel right at home. What do you love about King Street? The variety of choice King Street has to offer and that it caters for everyone. Your favourite dish: Whole slow roast lamb shoulder to share which is slow cooked for 8 hours. Your most memorable meal: Char Grilled Octopus at Hellenika on the Gold Coast. Favourite ingredient: Lemon, Olive Oil and Oregano. What has fuelled your passion for food? A strong family background in speciality coffee and in the hospitality industry. @THELAMBSHOP
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Montrachet SHANNON KELLAM OWNER, CHEF Describe your style of food/ restaurant? Classical as well as contemporary French cuisine. Are you open for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Breakfast and lunch from the Boulangerie, and lunch and dinner in the restaurant. What has fuelled your passion for food? To learn. Most memorable meal? Edouard Loubet, Provence, France. What meal would you spend your last $20 on? Lasagne. What do you love most about King Street? The good vibe. MONTRACHET_RESTAURANT
IL Verde IBRAHIM HADDAD HEAD CHEF, OWNER Describe your style of food/ restaurant? ll Verde is a modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of King Street. Our style of food is authentic Italian, offering a range of wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and gnocchi. Who goes there? Lots of couples and young people coming in to experience Il Verde’s signature Cheese Wheel special of an entree of focaccia, polenta chips, a main of creamy cheese pasta mixed in our wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and a chef ’s special pannacotta! What has fuelled your passion to want to be a chef? I believe @ILVERDE_KINGST
that heat is a source of energy that transforms the way we eat. I love how it can take food in one form and transform it into another with a complete different taste, texture and touch. I am passionate about working with dough, and creating unique wood fire pizza creations. Who would you most like to cook for? Everyone and anyone! For me, I love cooking to change opinions. For example, if I learn someone doesn’t like fish, I want to cook them a fish dish to transform the way they think and feel about food. All food is delicious in its own way!
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Kuhl-Cher Coffee MICHAEL FLASKOS HEAD CHEF Describe your style of restaurant: Modern cafe with inhouse coffee roasterie. Are you open for breakfast, lunch and dinner? We serve breakfast and lunch. What has fuelled your passion for food? A passion for hunting/ gathering and utilising fresh local and national produce. Who would you most like to cook for? Maggie Beer. What would you serve Maggie? Slow-roasted duck with verjuice. Favourite ingredient and why? Bacon just because it’s bacon. Most memorable meal? Pork and oyster broth at the Grange in Adelaide cooked by Chong Liew. Where would you most like to eat? The French Laundry. Favourite dish on your menu? Nourish bowl. What do you love most about King Street? It’s an exciting new dining precinct.
Top tips for great looking hair? 1. Protect your hair: There’s so many beautiful (and delicious smelling) luxe heat protection products in the market and they can help protect not only from blow-drying and straighteners, but also from exposure to heaters, air-conditioning etc too. 2. Don’t live on dry shampoo: We know it’s tempting to stretch out that wash but your gorgeous locks deserve love and attention. A good shampoo every few days is a vital care ritual. 3. Treatment yo’ self: When you’re in the salon next, ask for a deep conditioning treatment and inject some healthy love into your hair. 4. Tell your stylist everything: That box dye you popped in a few months ago? It’s so important for your stylist to know your hair history so they can treat your hair accordingly. An open and honest relationship is the key to a beautiful future (for your hair) #wink. What has been a game changer in the hair industry? Olaplex. This incredible product has magical powers to heal, repair, strengthen and just add extra love to your hair, and we adore sharing its amazing effects with our clientele. We’re so excited these gorgeous products have arrived in Australia, you are going to love them!
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LESSONS LEARNED Everyone starts their journey to success in a different way, but for many, it’s a love and drive that carries them there. These two working professionals have jumped over hurdles to get where they are today, facing a number of challenges and setbacks. We spoke to them about their greatest lesson, and how they turned it into their greatest achievement.
MY GREATEST LESSON IS… Pushing
ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S WEALTHIEST CEOS, MAXINE HORNE, TELLS US ABOUT HER GREATEST MOTIVATIONS AND WHAT DRIVES HER CONTINUAL SUCCESS I love helping to solve problems, and find motivation in creating, building, problem solving for customers, fixing things and proving to others that it can be done. I find it challenging when told “you can’t do that!” It reminds me of when we first started Vita, or Fone Zone as we were known back then. Everyone told us it wouldn’t work and no one would ever go to a shopping centre to buy a mobile phone. I immediately wanted to prove them wrong. Which I did. I always say, “There’s always a way, you just need to find it.” I think that, as well as being surrounded by a strong team, inspires and drives me to keep pushing to set the bar even higher. I’m extremely motivated by talented people and really love to help PAGE 24
others to be the best they can be – that’s where I get my buzz. Vita has recently launched SQDAthletica, bridging the gap in the activewear market when it comes to men’s only activewear brands. SQDAtheltica is about encouraging men to take accountability for their own wellbeing, and to get out and do some form of exercise to fuel their body and mind. I’m really looking forward to building our presence as a leader in this sector, as well as continuing to grow our established suite of brands by continuing to push through boundaries.
MAXINE HORNE VITA GROUP
KARL BROWN INSTYLE SOLAR
MY GREATEST LESSON IS… Thinking
Outside The Box
INSTYLE SOLAR’S KARL BROWN TELLS US HOW HE SET HIS BUSINESS APART FROM THE REST BY FLIPPING THE FOCUS ONTO THE CUSTOMER I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, knowing that I could do something different or be better in every position I’ve found myself in. I’m always pushing for change, and find I get bored very easily. I need to constantly be moving forward and working towards something. A few years ago I was setback in my own career and decided I would not go back to the corporate sales life. I decided the only way forward was to set my own path, so decided to look for solar opportunities to pursue. I’d been interested in solar for many years simply due to seeing a number of installations around Brisbane, and wanted to build a company around a product that was great for the environment, but also sold itself. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
We decided to believe in the product itself and trusted that being different was more important than being better. In order to do this, we had to out think the competition, analysing them to make sure we were different, rather than a direct copy. “We operate differently” was spread across the first ever website that went live for Instyle Solar, with a financial focused sales approach being the key difference that set us apart. People buy them because the end goal is a lower electricity bill, not because of how they look.
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STYLE diary THROUGH THE STARS
Hilton Brisbane is offering dinner and a film of your choice at the Elizabeth Picture Theatre. Receive complimentary valet parking, and enjoy an entrée and main from Vintaged Bar and Grill’s promotional dinner menu. vintagedbarandgrill.com
QUEENSLAND BALLET AT SPICERS HIDDEN VALE Artists from the Queensland Ballet will showcase snippets from their extensive repertoire in the countryside of Grandchester. spicersretreats.com
Dust off those running shoes, the Brisbane Marathon is back for another year. Test your endurance limits and run the 42.2km with thousands of participants through our beautiful River City. brisbanemarathon.com BEC AND BRIDGE
SMIRNOFF MEKKA RACES Dress up for one of the biggest parties of the year at Doomben Racecourse and experience the races, the festival vibes, and some of Australia’s hottest DJs, including Shockone and Just a Gent. brc.com.au
Check out Brisbane’s most famous parkland over two days packed with horticultural exhibits, wellness gurus, and all things plant related. Bring the whole family for tours through lush gardens as well as a bunch of live entertainment. parksalive.com.au
The artists behind MCRT Studio are showcasing a 33-piece portraiture collection at White Canvas in Newstead until 8 August. The display explores our relationships with celebrities. @mcrt.studio
DINNER & CINEMA NIGHT
MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL BRISBANE
EKKA ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW Spend your public holiday at the 141st Ekka Royal Queensland Show. Discover new entertainment, food and drink offerings, as well as the traditional favourites. ekka.com.au
Australia’s best designers will be hitting the runway at the stunning Old Government House at QUT Gardens Point, running over four massive days. mbff.com.au
Brisbane is putting on a show and you’re going to want front-row seats! Here’s the festivals we’re looking forward to. Valley Fiesta | 29 Aug – 2 Sept With live music, theatre and arts over a new five-day format, the 22nd edition of the Valley’s flagship festival will be produced by QMusic, offering a packed program of live entertainment. Highlights of the revamped Fiesta include a stunning visual arts showcase, a special program of active events, as well as unique lighting installations and décor.
BIGSOUND | 4 Sept – 7 Sept BIGSOUND is the opportunity for new acts, industry experts and punters to join together to celebrate Australia’s thriving music scene. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
It’s a chance for musos to gain some exposure and for locals to experience the very best in new music. With 15+ venues hosting 130+ acts, the festival transforms Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and it’s well worth checking out.
Brisbane Festival | 8 Sept – 29 Sept The spectacular Brisbane Festival will be taking over the city once again for an incredible program of theatre, music, dance, circus, comedy, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. With a diverse line-up of acts, everyone will be able to find
something to interest them. Plus, with some of Brisbane’s most popular venues hosting different events, it’s set to be bigger than ever.
Beer InCider | 21 Sept – 22 Sept Now in its 5th year, the team have proven that they are prepared to raise the bar every single year. As far as the bevs go, this year will feature a mammoth line-up of over 60+ breweries and cideries from across Australia. It wouldn’t be Beer InCider Experience without a killer set of live acts taking to the stage and this year is no exception – be sure to check out Brisbane’s very own The Jungle Giants! PAGE 27
THE GREEK CLUB WEDDING SHOWCASE
FROM DREAM TO
Wednesday 31st October
6pm-8pm Register your attendance online now
Newly refurbished and better than ever, The Greek Club is every bride’s dream.
Brisbane’s premier wedding venue has undergone a major revamp and is now ready to host your wedding. The Greek Club is a stunning location with the ability to cater up to 650 guests. If you’re after something a little more intimate, their new spaces are perfect for intimate receptions of up to 100 guests. With over 40 years of experience, they’ve mastered the art of wedding catering, supplying you with a variety of packages to ensure you get the wedding of your dreams, perfected to every last detail. A dedicated Wedding Event Specialist will help you every step of the way, ensuring you get everything you desire.
Their upcoming Wedding Showcase is ideal to attend if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect location. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with some of Brisbane’s leading wedding vendors and take the first step to starting this exciting journey to the happiest day of your life. THE GREEK CLUB 29 EDMONDSTONE ST, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3844 1166 THEGREEKCLUB.COM.AU
ROOFTOP RIVER VIEWS With something to suit all budgets and tastes, Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane can host your wedding with ease. Perched at the top of the rejuvenated Howard Smith Wharves on the cusp of Fortitude Valley and Brisbane CBD, Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane offers stunning Story Bridge, city, and river views as well as a number of indoor and outdoor areas to host your wedding. Taking care of guests and making the day as memorable as possible is at the top of the list for the Events Team at Oakwood. An experienced Events Executive will assist you in all aspects of your wedding planning, and an onsite professional team will be dedicated to you on your big day. Wedding packages are designed for PAGE 28
complete flexibility, meaning every last detail can be tailored to suit you and your guests. You can choose from a variety of hot and cold canapés, platters, and feasting options, as well as an assortment of beverage packages. Be at ease when your big day arrives as everything is in the one location, allowing the day to run smoothly. The ceremony and reception can both be held at Oakwood, and
accommodation can be arranged for yourself and your out of town guests. Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane is where dreams are made, with many beautiful photo opportunities available within and around the hotel. It’s the most picture-perfect venue for your special day. OAKWOOD HOTEL & APARTMENTS BRISBANE 15 IVORY LN, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3218 5800 OAKWOODASIA.COM/BRISBANE
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Offering a blend of heritage character and old world charm, Eagle Farm Racecourse has your dream wedding sorted. When it comes to completing your wedding checklist, it can be hard to find a venue that ticks all the boxes. Gourmet food that caters to all, the perfect bridal party photo, an unforgettable reception, and stunning scenery are always top of the list. Brisbane Racing Club can give you the wedding of your dreams, boasting a venue that is heritage listed and over 150 years old, with exquisite nooks and breathtaking scenery for yourself and your guests to enjoy.
THE ULTIMATE BACKDROP Hundred year old fig trees filled with glow worm lighting line the pathways, along with leafy gardens and beautifully manicured
lawns. There’s also exposed brick walls, horse stables, race tracks and old grandstands ready and waiting to be the setting of your most memorable day.
CATERING TO ALL In the lead up to the big day you are invited to work closely with onsite chefs to tailor-make the perfect menu for your wedding guests, offering flexibility wherever possible.
PREPPED TO PERFECTION Your very own wedding planner is also included in every package, allowing you to
make the most of what Eagle Farm Racecourse has to offer as you’re guided through every step of the planning process. They’ll even be there on your special day to make sure everything runs smoothly. No matter your preferences, you can create an intimate, elegant, and romantic setting for the wedding of your dreams. BRISBANE RACING CLUB 230 LANCASTER RD, ASCOT P 3268 2171 @EAGLEFARMWEDDINGS
LET EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE BE THE BACKDROP TO THE
Wedding of your Dreams Hundred year-old fig trees, horse stables and old grandstands • Heritage-listed architecture Flexible menus • Your own wedding planner included • Complimentary featured lighting TO BOOK IN A FREE TOUR OF EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE, JUST EMAIL EVENTS@BRC.COM.AU OR CALL 07 3268 2171
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FASHION All Eyes On MBFF Siobhan Taylor takes a look at what we can expect to see on the runway this year.
ith the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival set to takeover Brisbane from Sunday 26 – Thursday 30 August, we’ve been eagerly awaiting news of what we can expect for the next installment of the contemporary and innovative showcase. With the full program announced, we now know which esteemed and emerging designers will be gracing the runways of the festival. This year’s line-up includes a strong selection of local, up and coming designers who are shaking up the runway, as well as highly established designers that we all know and love. The Pacific Fair Fashion Show will feature new season collections from the best Australian and International fashion brands including Aje, alice McCALL, Christian Louboutin, Dion Lee, David Jones, Ginger & Smart, Incu, Maje, Sandro Paris and more! On Tuesday, don’t miss out on tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1, PAGE 30
featuring a stellar line-up of some of the most loved Australian brands. Camilla, Ginger & Smart, White Label Noba, Scanlan Theodore, Ella Moda and George Wu will all grace the runway with their incredible new season designs. On Wednesday, the Next Gen Group Show will be your chance to discover the newest names in fashion and enjoy the latest work from some of Brisbane’s emerging designers. The show will feature emerging designers with less than three years in the business, as well as local student designers from QUT, KG Bold (Kelvin Grove State College), TAFE Queensland and Club Couture Australia. Expect to see the likes of Nardia Panettiere Couture, Kokoswim, Annalise Designs and ZENgara by Naomi De Marco. On Thursday, the festival will close with the incredible Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2, exhibiting work from incredible local designers such as Naudic, Sacha Drake, Urbbana, Maiocchi and more.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY IAN GOLDING
SCHEDULE Pacific Fair Fashion Show 7pm, 27 Aug Old Government House Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1 7pm, 28 Aug St John’s Cathedral Next Gen Group Show 7pm, 29 Aug Old Government House Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 7pm, 30 Aug Old Government House
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Greek Islands, Bali or LA… No matter the destination, we’ve found the 12 items you need to pack in your suitcase. Staying comfortable while travelling is an essential, but looking on trend is a must! Bring a piece of homegrown Aussie fashion with you for the road!
1. Manebi Hamptons double sneaker espadrilles $190 2. Earth Bottles Free The Reef 750ml bottle $64.95 3. Soda Shades Montana sunglasses $99 4. Will & Bear Calloway Fawn fedora $119 5. We Are Feel Good Co. Coconut Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ $24.95 6. Mayde Summercloud towel $109.95 7. Faithfull The Brand Charlotte midi dress $229 8. Salt by Hendrix Golden Hour body glow $39.95 9. Woven Palm The Rosette mules $349 10. Kawaiian Lion Les Palmiers circle bag $99 11. Henesii Bee Mine hoops $145
These are my own thank you cards that I send out when people place orders. I also keep a few in my bag in case I see something or someone I love.
Lucy Folk – These are absolutely to die for. I love the super cute scalloped edging and interchangeable chains.
Go-To Skin Care
Replica – This is their “Beach Walk” scent. It’s the perfect beachy scent without too much coconut.
We take a look inside the bag of designer and digital content creator, Jasmine Dowling. Clinique – This saves any chapped lips no matter how bad it is. It’s a must have in winter.
Comme des Garçons
Staud Mecca Cosmetica
The Dairy x Jasmine Dowling - This is my collaboration with The Dairy. I’m on my phone all the time, but the case depicts how I often feel about phone calls!
Gabrielle Celine x Jasmine Dowling
street style What does our photographer Corrina do on a slow day? She hits the streets to seek out our city’s most stylish. Stay sharp Brissie - you could be next! Effortlessly chic Steph (Fig Tree Pocket) is making a statement in her Kmart boots. She’s giving us office chic in her Cue skirt and H&M top and jacket.
Bronwyn (New Farm) is #girlboss goals in Woolford pants, Misha Collection top and Schultz boots. We are dying over this amazing Camilla dress. Kristel (Red Hill) pairs it effortlessly with an equally stunning Camilla bag and dainty Tiffany & Co jewellery.
Her go-to accessories - Rayban glasses and little black clutch from Bally
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY 30 AUGUST 2018 Visit treasurybrisbane.com.au/MBFF Guests must be 18 years of age and over to attend. Treasury Brisbane practises the responsible service of alcohol.
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STATEMENT EARRING Kitte Dream Operator gold earring $119
A stylist’s simple formula can have you putting your best foot forward this season. NORA CHAN
If one thing can be said of Brisbanebased stylist, Kathryn Edmonds, it would be that she has effortless style in spades. But when it comes to putting together an outfit, what may come naturally to some can be tricky territory to navigate for others. We chat to Kathryn about what pieces are an essential investment that will always have you looking stylish, even on the bad hair days.
MODERN LIP COLOUR Some may think coral colouring is reserved for summer, but worn on the lip against a winter colour palette guarantees you’ll pack a punch, even on the days you have limited Z’s. NARS Lipstick in casablanca coral $40
BOOTS An exceptional fit in a classic style are the two prerequisites when choosing a pair of boots. Senso Lincoln boot $295
BLAZER This season it’s all about the tailored boyfriendcut blazer. The relaxed fit is the easiest way to make an effortlessly chic outfit look a little edgy. Mode Sportif Annie Bing Madeline herringbone blazer $450 AMANDA SHADFORTH
CRISP WHITE SHIRT The soft tailored look of a crisp white shirt always wins when trying to elevate your style. It’s the quickest way to achieve a classic, polished look. Witchery OCRF white shirt $129.95
FASHION AND GLAMOUR AT ASHGROVE St Finbarr’s Primary School at Ashgrove is becoming world famous for their annual Fashions on Parade fundraiser – okay, maybe not world famous, but famous in Brissie! Now in its 15th year, the event has grown to see approximately 500 guests each year. And it’s no wonder - the fashion parade is held on a full sized catwalk and features around 30 models, women, men and kids. That’s a lot of fashion! We love that the parades showcase fashion from some of our fave local boutiques and designers like Maiocchi, Petrol, Hummingbird The Shop, Bella Lido, Cocoon Petite Living, Brown’s General Store, Temple Bay, Sport Le Moda and more. You can also shop on the day at the market stalls, for high end homewares, jewellery, clothing and gifts. The afternoon is a high tea style event with raffles, prize auctions and plenty of bubbles and fun.
The Fashions on Parade 2018, Spring Glamour High Tea Sunday 9 September at the Champagnat Centre, Marist College, Ashgrove. Tickets available through the QKR app by searching St Finbarr’s Ashgrove or via email: email@example.com
HEAD TO THE FAIR A week after the St Finbarr’s fundraiser, head along to New Farm to the Holy Spirit School Spring Fair. Again, this bustling community gets right behind their annual school fair and this one will be no exception. Expect a funfilled day for the family with all your favourites and some fun new stores. Holy Spirit School Spring Fair Sunday 16th September at 36 Villiers Street, New Farm 10am - 4pm
AUSTRALIA’S LEADING HAIR AGENCY COMES TO W BRISBANE Yes! Leading hair salon Edwards and Co is now here in Brisbane. Situated in the incredible W Brisbane and lead by salon manager Dane Wakefield (direct from the Surry Hills salon), you can expect the same VIP treatment as our Sydney and Melbourne sisters. Dane is also a Stylist, Colourist and Makeup Artist. The salon is part of the luxe hotel’s Away Spa, and Dane says more and more locals are popping in for their dos. Style’s Editor Tracy Sinclair recently had a cut and blow dry with Dane and loved it – and she was out in under 45mins ‘cause as usual, she was in a hurry. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
What do you do? I’m the Print Journalist for Style Magazine. Your personal take on life? Follow your dreams! Lame, I know, but it’s helped me get to where I am today. How do you spend your weekends? Heading to fresh produce markets and consuming as much food as possible. What makes you happy? Dancing. I love to dance whenever possible. Dogs or cats? 100% dogs. Heels or sneakers? Heels whenever possible, I need all the height I can get. Best advice you’ve ever received? Always have a backup plan. What type of people are you attracted to? I love people who don’t take life too seriously, and are fun to be around. I’m easily influenced by other people’s moods. What’s your star sign and what traits are really you? I’m an Aries to a tee. I’m determined, passionate, and impatient. I hate being bored and love being busy. What are you most proud of? Moving out of home at 17 and supporting myself through university. I’ve only given myself food poisoning a few times. Where’s the best coffee in Brisbane? Hobby Lane. What’s your favourite movie? Moulin Rouge! What’s something that will always be in fashion? A denim jacket. Go-to Aussie designer Bec & Bridge. Favourite sports team Brisbane Broncos.
EXPERTS STYLING TIPS
with Mark Ferguson
MIND MATTERS with Wayne Donnelly
CREATIVE MARKETING with Kim Newland
The feeling of bespoke tailoring
Become the ideal version of yourself
Is Your Brand Seen And Remembered?
Bespoke is more than a process – it’s a feeling. It’s the feeling you get when the fabric is unique, and the feeling when it fits like a glove. Bespoke is confidence you put on. It’s the compliments from strangers when you’re standing at a bar, and the comments from men who appreciate style. You get exactly what you need every time you put the garment on and it makes you feel like a million dollars. This is not just your suit, jacket or trouser. The feeling of bespoke should arise from every part of your wardrobe. Imagine sunglasses, shoes, ties, t-shirts, and jeans, all giving you the confidence to walk tall wherever you go. Imagine a wardrobe that is made for you, and a wardrobe that gives you an indescribable, bespoke feeling every single time. Stop imagining.
“As within… so without” said Socrates. Or in today’s terms, we might say that the life you are experiencing is a reflection of your beliefs, values and identity. This is your self-image and it is seen in the life you are living. While you can’t outperform it, you can work to improve it by changing what you believe about yourself. Here are 5 tips to improve your self-image: • Create a mental picture of the ideal version of yourself. Step into the picture. • Be aware of every statement you make to yourself. Eliminate the negatives. • Ask yourself questions that encourage your unconscious mind to seek positive answers. • Stop asking WHY questions. Your unconscious mind will find many answers to support a negative belief. • Observe your emotions and body language. Act in a way that is supporting the ideal version of you.
WIL VALOR - NEW SHOWROOM 300 GEORGE ST BRISBANE QUARTER, CBD P 1300 309 272 WILVALOR.COM.AU
WAYNE DONNELLY P 0416 929 636 WAYNEDONNELLY.COM
If you want your brand to be seen through the markets promotional clutter, keeping up with current trends is an absolute marketing must! Only using traditional streams of marketing may limit your reach, especially with the all-important future of your business – the up-and-coming generation! Take a holistic approach to marketing and interact with your audience. To ensure you make an impact, convey your brand messages while providing an opportunity for the viewer to feel something of personal value. Keep ideas relatable and don’t overcomplicate things. It’s important to have an element of originality but remember there is no point reinventing the wheel, just ensure you add a little of your brand’s personality. Provide a way for people to interact with your brand or add a solution-driven topic to help potential customers see your relevance to them. Create an opportunity for the viewer to reflect on the content being presented to make a memorable impression.
UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
ORGANISATION ADVICE with Louisa Dyson
COFFEE MASTERCLASS with Penny Wolff
MODERN DENTISTRY with Dr Hieu Le
We all need help sometimes
Has coffee done a complete 360?
Straight teeth without compromise
Most of us find we’re great at nailing some aspects of our day-to-day life, but often fall behind in others. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re an organisation ninja at work, but your personal life feels more like running an obstacle course blindfolded. Life has never been busier and these feelings are totally normal. The chaotic world we live in today often requires Wonder Woman type skills, but no matter how hard we try, we can’t all be superheroes. It all comes down to prioritisation, delegation and not being afraid to ask for help when you need it. Just because you aren’t on top of everything, it doesn’t mean you aren’t winning at life. Just make sure you have dedicated time each week to focus on your priorities and take care of whatever is stressing you out the most. Apply the “Do now, Delegate or Ditch” philosophy to every item on your to-do list, and see how quickly you can master your obstacle course.
While you might like to enjoy a perfectly roasted, precisely extracted, latte from your local café each day, research confirms it’s actually instant coffee that most of us still drink at home. If you could enjoy delicious coffee, efficiently prepared anywhere, anytime, could you be converted to try instant? There’s now an opportunity to bring accessibility and flexibility to specialty coffee, with instant products the hottest in the market right now. Marcus Allison from Instant Specialty has delved into this new world, taking specialty roasted coffee, carefully extracting and then freeze-drying it to create a high-quality instant coffee. The convenience of instant coffee could make it an attractive product in an already established market, where we have now come full circle. As instant coffee seeks to sustain consumer interest, specialty instant coffee could very well be the answer.
In the past, the only option for straightening teeth was unsightly metal braces. But now, exciting new technology is readily available, and patients have the option of clear removable aligners that offer efficient and predictable results. Generally, a course of clear aligner treatment can be completed within 12-18 months, giving patients the freedom of straightening their teeth without disrupting their busy lifestyles. Removing the need for metal wires and brackets, teeth are straightened with the use of custom plastic trays. These trays are then changed every two weeks, gradually and effectively straightening the teeth. Clear aligners can not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but can also improve the health of teeth and gums by allowing easier access to remove plaque, which can be challenging with crowded teeth.
ALICE + ALBERT P 0406 318 845 ALICEANDALBERT.COM.AU
WOLFF COFFEE ROASTERS 140 GERLER RD, HENDRA P 3267 5551 WOLFFCOFFEEROASTERS.COM.AU
LE TOOTH WEST END P 3117 9900 & ASCOT P 3868 1800 LETOOTH.COM.AU
BODY EXPERTS VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY with Dr John Barletta
PERSONAL CONFIDENCE with Kelli Boucher
Spider Veins 101: How to get results
Why you must dress authentically
Spider veins are small, red thread veins under the skin’s surface, predominantly found on the outside of the thigh but can occur anywhere on the leg. If you’ve recently developed some, and are considering treatment, here are some ways to ensure you see optimum results. Have an ultrasound examination in order to identify if any underlying reticular veins are causing the spider veins. Failure to treat these correctly can lead to “matting,” where new, very fine veins form. Ensure your doctor is notified of any medications or supplements you take, as even fish oil can interfere with treatment. Compression stockings should also be worn for at least five days and nights. No one likes to wear them, however they do mean better results. Over time, new veins might develop and you may need a maintenance session after a few years to keep those legs looking perfect.
We all have goals. However, sometimes our behaviour is self-sabotaging and we create hurdles for ourselves in achieving those goals. Self-sabotaging includes procrastination, addictive behaviours, and even forms of self-harm, and while these behaviours initially seem purposeful, they invariably undermine us when repeated. The reality is, at times we unconsciously engage in unhelpful behaviours without full awareness. We are not sure why, but it may be to reflect previous hurts or disappointments. To interrupt self-sabotaging actions, we need to be attentive to warning signs that start the downward spiral and increase awareness of unconstructive thoughts, emotions, and actions. With deliberate practice, based on feedback, we’ll get stronger at responding in ways based on a commitment to our values and goals.
The world is constantly telling us who it thinks we should be. Latest trends and styles are all about getting you to fit the mold, but are they really who you are? Real style comes when you know who you are deep down and feel confident expressing that in the clothes you wear. What you wear tells people a story, and if that story isn’t a true reflection of who you are, then not only will you send the wrong message, but people will feel and see you as inauthentic. It will be subtle, but enough for you to miss that opportunity or prevent you from connecting with new people. I see so many ladies hide themselves from the world though their clothes. You don’t have anything to hide, because you are amazing. Learn how to express yourself in a way that tells people about you without any words. A picture says a thousand words. What is your picture saying to the world?
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Melasma is known as hormonal pigmentation or cholasma. It is a chronic condition that results in patchy pigmentation that is often symmetrical, commonly presenting on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. Melasma is a complex type of pigmentation which has to be treated in a special way to inactivate the pigment producing cells before any peels or laser are performed. Melasma treatment is a medical solution, not a cosmetic one, and should be treated by specialists. The best method of treatment is with a combination of topical prescription creams, oral tablets, and with gentle chemical peels and laser. The most important treatment is sunscreen and sun protection, as without these, pigmentation will often continue to worsen and not improve. It is recommended to book an appointment with a specialist to determine the best course of treatment which will be tailored to your individual needs.
Sex is often the first thing that comes to mind when we think of passion, as good sex is often described as passionate. If you are struggling to find passion in your relationship, there are a number of things you can try to reignite your flame. To create real intimacy, you must first cultivate a strong emotional connection with one another. Start talking about your feelings and needs in a positive and open way and make requests that you know your partner can deliver on. Touch also helps create intimacy, so linger on the goodbye kiss, a soft touch on the back and try to sustain eye contact with each other. Finally, for passion to grow, you must be willing to keep changing things up – hold hands for longer, be the initiator, create anticipation, and most importantly, be kind. Be attentive and curious about your partner’s wants and desires and what passion means to them.
Tooth sensitivity has various different causes, and can be a sign of something more serious. Enamel can thin due to teeth grinding, a high acid diet, or gastric reflux, and may result in the nerve endings in the tooth becoming exposed and then reacting to cold, acidic, or sweet foods and beverages. Tooth sensitivity may also be due to decay or a leaking filling. Teeth grinding or clenching can sometimes cause sensitivity, and can sometimes be a warning sign that sleep apnoea may be an issue. Although there may not be a lot of obvious tooth wear, the extra forces applied to the teeth during sleep could cause the tooth nerves to become hypersensitive. There are many good sensitive toothpastes on the market that can help basic sensitivity issues when used correctly, however if the pain does not subside, a professional assessment is essential.
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When it comes to your makeup routine, we find that less is more. Embracing your features with soft hues and sheens will make you look fresh, bright and youthful. Skin prep is number one when it comes to creating the perfect base. Start with an oil or serum, then a hydrating primer before your base for a flawless complexion. Pat the top of the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and under the brow bone with a little luminizer. Bronze up under your cheekbones for definition and finish your face with a light coat of mascara and a nude lippy. For nails, we can’t go past a few coats of a soft, taupe shade. And voila, you’ve got the ultimate no-makeup makeup look! Find these bad boys at Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima stores.
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With Your Bestie We asked founder of Brooklyn Beauty Bar, Brooke Jesberg, about “Beauty Dates” and why you need to book one now. What are these beauty dates we keep hearing about? A while ago we noticed that friends would come in together on a Wednesday or Thursday night to each get a treatment, enjoy a cocktail and catch up on all of the latest gossip. They became so common that we decided to give them a name and came up with “Beauty Dates.” Why do you think they’ve become so popular? They’re such a great idea! We’re all so busy these days and struggle to find
time to not only get our beauty maintenance done, but also catch up with our friends. It’s so easy to schedule in a catch up and a spot of maintenance every four weeks at Brooklyn Beauty Bar – multi-tasking at its finest! What type of beauty date do most clients book in for? All sorts really! Everything from brow sculpting and facials, to a blow-dry and a manicure at the same time. It all depends on what they need to be pampered or how much
time they have. As our clients are really busy, they generally don’t want to stay longer than an hour. That’s why they love having multiple services at once. We even had two friends come in together to get a bikini wax at the same time. Now that’s what I call a bonding experience. READ MORE ONLINE BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
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e are all prone to health issues from time to time, whether it’s seasonal flu related conditions, infant illnesses, or age-associated health problems. Many of us also have parents who are in their later years and may not be able to easily tend to themselves when ill or drive at night to seek medical treatment. So what can you do if your condition is not life threatening, but you can’t wait until your GP clinic opens? A visit from a house call doctor service is the perfect solution, as it’s a Government approved, after hours, 100% bulk billed service for everyone with Medicare or Department of Veteran Affairs cards. In the past, a hospital visit was the only PAGE 44
practical answer if you or your loved one became sick in the middle of the night, over the weekend, or on a public holiday. Because of this, emergency departments became crammed with people whose conditions were not life threatening, adding pressure to the hospital and medical staff, often resulting in long waits for those seeking medical assistance. An after-hours house call doctor service can provide support, deliver comfort, and distribute medication and scripts at times when we feel particularly vulnerable and in need of care. Queensland owned and operated House Call Doctor’s Chief Operating Officer, Craig Glover, stated that they are focused on delivering the best after hours house call doctor service to patients in their homes.
Being Queensland’s largest provider, they have made more than 600,000 house visits since they started in 2015. These services are not designed or offered as an alternative to patients’ regular GP services, but rather an assurance to give continuity of care to people who fall ill outside of their GP’s regular hours of business. The house call doctor service works closely with the patient’s regular GP, sending a detailed email report the next working day to the GP explaining what course of action was taken as well as any mediation given or prescribed. There’s no doubt this after hours house call doctor service can provide peace of mind for most people who require practical and alternative care, relieving the pressure of any situation. AUGUST 2018
The journey to inner conﬁdence
When you’re caught up in the whirlwind of life, it can be easy to forget to make yourself a priority. We spoke to Brisbane mum Anna Hodge, who regained her confidence with Artisan Cosmetic & Rejuvenation Clinic. Why did you choose Artisan? I’d heard good things about Dr Linda Williams and had seen her results on my friends. I really liked the natural look she used and wanted to try it for myself. Why did you decide to have treatment? I felt I was starting to look a little tired and wanted treatment that would give me a fresher look. I didn’t want to go under the knife, so looked for noninvasive treatments. What treatments did you have? After a consultation with Dr Linda Williams, I decided to try injectables. I’ve had botox, fillers, and sublime contouring, which helps to produce collagen and tighten the
skin. My favourite was the injectables. How did you find the staff at Artisan? They are amazing from the second you walk in the doors. How did you feel after treatment? I felt great after all treatments. I definitely thought there’d be more pain and bruising. How has your confidence changed? How I look and feel after treatment does wonders for my confidence, as looking my best is important to me. I know you can’t stop the clock, but after seeing Dr Linda Willams and following her advice I am now much happier. ARTISAN COSMETIC & REJUVENATION CLINIC 3/41 ROBERTSON ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3852 3211 ARTISANCLINIC.COM.AU
The perfect smile is now even more accessible with Le Tooth. The team at Le Tooth can now be found in Ascot, as they expand their expertise and high quality dental care to a second location. The additional practice is situated in Racecourse Village, a great location within the hub of Ascot, enabling residents in the area to experience the patient focused care that Le Tooth is well-known for. Ascot is a well-established suburb with a strong sense of community. With many families living within its surrounding suburbs, it is the ideal spot for a family focused dental practice that offers a comfortable environment with exceptional, affordable care. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
The architecturally designed practice easily fits in among the many other businesses, and is a welcomed addition to Nudgee Road. The team at Le Tooth are excited to now offer their extremely high standard of care to the residents of Ascot, as well as their current clinic in West End. The highly skilled team, led by Dr Hieu Le
and Dr Neil Evans, are wellknown for their individulaised approach to dental treatment. They are looking forward to the new location and helping to shape the future smiles of Ascot. LE TOOTH RACECOURSE VILLAGE SHOP 1, 188 NUDGEE RD, ASCOT P 3868 1800 LETOOTH.COM.AU
RSVP EL ROSA Brisbaneâ€™s newest hangout spot has opened on James St a glorious pink haven of pots, plants, and coffee. Guests were invited to mingle, eat and drink under the stars, taking in the gorgeous space created by the couple behind Arc & Family Pots.
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THE WHISTLE DIXIE The stylish new venue opened in Fortitude Valley, offering good food, good drinks, and a good time. Described as a cafÃ© meets bar location, guests were invited to admire the stunning interior of this spectacular new spot.
Tina Alexandro & Tom Moore
Gerry Moley, Ben & Mick McLoughlin
Knox Hart & Bridget Goldsworthy
Josh Kim, Aileen Zhang & Jason Cheung
THE REFINERY The amazing new event space opened its doors to showcase everything it has to offer for the perfect event. From delicious grazing boards and dessert platters, to outstanding balloon displays, the night was a definite standout.
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THE SPAGHETTI HOUSE After two weeks of renos, The Spaghetti House re-opened with a spectacular party. Highlights of the night included appearances from Sheppard, Naomi Price, Luke Kennedy, and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Congrats Claire!
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Brisbane’s biggest identities attended the ICON Fashion Series at Treasury Brisbane. It was an evening of designer fashion, Moët Chandon and entertainment, with the hottest trends from a range of Brisbane designers.
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Personalising the journey At St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Ascot you will see small clusters of girls deep in conversation with teachers. The Year 9 to 12 students attend Academic Advising sessions, replacing their traditional form classes and facilitating a very purposeful and personal approach to academic care. Principal Ros Curtis says the key to these sessions is the ability to have different conversations than the usual student/teacher classroom interactions, and crucially, using data to provide feedback about students’ progress to drive their learning. “The power of this feedback lies in how effectively it is given and used,” said Ms Curtis. “Students are afforded sufficient time to monitor and reflect on feedback that is
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delivered in a constructive and meaningful way, and are assisted to effectively implement the feedback, including setting goals, so it can lead to enhanced learning and improved results.” The process helps students to self-manage their learning, an important academic goal that doubles as a life lesson. Academic advising also has a vital pastoral element. Unhappy students cannot learn, so their advisors can delve into other factors that may be impacting their learning.
“Academic Advising is one of the many ways St Margaret’s personalises its approach to each student’s learning, and helps ensure they are seen and known. “It also helps each student to see and understand herself more clearly,” said Ms Curtis. Learn more about St Margaret’s at the school’s Open Morning on Thursday 16 August from 8am to 11am. ST MARGARET’S ANGLICAN GIRLS SCHOOL 11 PETRIE ST, ASCOT P 3862 0777 STMARGARETS.QLD.EDU.AU
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Choosing the right child care Brisbane Mum, Martine, shares how she found the perfect place for her daughter, Zara. Visit the centres in your area For me, it’s all about the vibe. I knew St Cecilia’s was right for our family as soon as we walked in. It was a combination of the beautifully restored Queenslander and the amazing team, who were so nurturing and caring. It had a real sense of warmth and Zara felt at ease right away. Consider how you want your child to spend their days Thinking about my own childhood, creating adventures in the backyard, getting messy and
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having a sense of freedom, I wanted Zara to do the same and spend time outdoors with open spaces and real green grass. I wanted a natural environment where kids could use their imaginations and make their own fun. Decide how you want your child to learn Different child care centres have different philosophies about how children learn and develop. St Cecilia’s play-based approach to learning resonated with me, as the educators
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From house to home We spoke to Interior Styling Expert Sara Hatten-Masterson from Westfield Carindale about how to create spaces you love. What is interior styling? It’s about creating a space to share with family and friends that can be adapted for any purpose. We focus on helping people to design spaces that tell who they are and what they love, and that make them feel their best and most comfortable. What is a must have in every home? Feature artwork, as well as smaller pieces to capture memories, special occasions, and important life moments. What is the best room to style first? The kitchen, dining, and family spaces because they are the heart of a home and the centre of the hustle and bustle that comes with a busy family.
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How do you individualise each shopper’s experience? Clients are asked to collect pictures of things they love, whether it’s holiday destinations, clothes, or homewares, and come up with a “recipe” for their home
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So what’s the deal with essential oils? We asked the king of aromatherapy, Perfect Potion’s own Salvatore Battaglia about his tips for the perfect cold weather blends — hello winter wellness. AUGUST 2018
A Touch of TRIBAL Creating a sophisticated interior that sets the mood and leaves a lasting impression is no easy feat! Kim Newland chatted to a Brisbane couple that were up to the task.
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out of the city into a private oasis.” Adding an explosive punch of tribal-funk is the wall art mural created by local artist Aaron Darcy, the talent behind the iconic homewares brand A Boy Named Aaron. In place of wall mirrors the artwork is created entirely free-hand using brush and pen incorporating a number of Aaron’s sculptured pieces. When approached about the custom piece for the salon, Aaron wanted to create something both dynamic and inspiring, “The overall work embraces a vision for love in creation, which is so well fitted to a space that creates new looks for people every day.”
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Changing the game with their contemporary styling and droolworthy interiors, this year, Rixon Hair in Brisbane’s CBD was awarded the prestigious Best Salon Design award at the 2018 Hair Expo Awards. Owners of the salon, Brad and Sharon Rixon spent over a year designing and planning their luxurious new 280sqm space, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking. In the pairs own words “Our clients arrive to an indescribable energy both peaceful and uplifting. The expanding dusty pink floors and glistening natural light makes clients feel like they have been transported
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We met with some of Brisbane’s most lovable residents to learn a bit about life in their paws. Want your fur pal featured? Tag us on Instagram! #StyleBNE INTERVIEW BY SIOBHAN TAYLOR BARKLEE, @BARKLEEBOY – RESIDENT PUP AT STYLE MAGAZINES Favourite past time? Napping & smooching my cousins. 3 words to describe you? Funny, charismatic, cheeky, wise, playful, affectionate, bad at maths... Activity on your bucket list? Road trip Australia with my family. “On Sunday you’ll find me...” Napping in the shade at the beach or binge watching Netflix. What you love about your owner? She is definitely my soul human. I know she will always protect me, love me and care for me. She says she loves me beyond words, and I feel the same way. We make a great team.
“PEOPLE THINK IT’S EASY BEING A DOG BUT NAPPING ALL DAY CAN BE REALLY TIRING.” KENDRICK, @THELIFEOFKENDRICK – RESIDENT DOGGO AT FITAZFK Favourite beach? The calm side of The Spit – the waves can be too big for my 2.5kg body! Favourite cafe? Morning After & Melidrop - they love me there. Favourite snack? Greenies Dental Chews (or anything from somone’s plate at Melidrop...) Activity on your bucket list? I’m ready to tandem skydive with dad! 3 words to describe you? Energetic, gangster, affectionate. What you love about your owner? That he can take me to work everyday and spoil me with hydro baths!
ZARA, @ZARA_THE_GREYHOUND – RETIRED PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE Puppy clothes: yes or no? Yes! I have thin fur so they keep me warm & looking fabulous. Activity on your bucket list? Sleeping on the humans’ bed as they fan me with palm fronds. Favourite cafe? I had my executive assistants open Kin and Co. I check in often to sample the biscuits and to show off my latest outfit. What you love about your owner? I had a hard life racing, so I am grateful they are letting me enjoy my retirement the Teneriffe way. AUGUST 2018
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OFF DUTY Take a peek inside the minds (and travel plans) of the Style team this month. LAUREN KAVANAGH Custom Publishing Journalist
Drive Vs Fly Drive Favourite spot in Brisbane Suncorp Stadium, Caxton Street Destination I recommend Bulwer, Moreton Island Last place I travelled to Auckland, New Zealand Lusting after… a road trip across the USA Travel must-have Portable phone charger Dreaming of escaping to… Queenstown, New Zealand
Favourite spot in Brisbane Gerards Bar Top 2 IG accounts @jesinta_franklin & @sarahs_day Destination I recommend Phi Phi Island, Thailand Travel must-have Music Dreaming of escaping to Greece Number of countries I’ve visited 3 Lusting after Gucci sneakers
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Eco-friendly destinations we’re loving and why BAWAH RESERVE – INDONESIA Bawah Reserve and its six previously uninhabited, forest-clad islands and 13 beaches of white hourglass sand is an intimate, sustainable retreat featuring 35 standalone suites and over-the-water bungalows. The entire resort has been developed from 100% natural materials, with the preservation of the island’s natural beauty in mind. Accessible exclusively via the resort’s own amphibious seaplane, this private paradise is the first island group in Indonesia to be powered by a renewable microgrid and is the epitome of barefoot luxury.
SONEVA FUSHI – MALDIVES Immersing you in the beauty of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this secluded island resort in the Maldives is leading the way when it comes to sustainability. Soneva Fushi hasn’t been using plastic straws for more than 20 years and in 2008, they banned imported water, saving approximately 1.5 million plastic bottles since then. As part of their waste to wealth program, this breathtaking, back-tonature inspired property has a target of zero waste. Any plastic that washes onto the resort’s pristine shores is repurposed into a range of useful products; polystyrene is recycled for surfboards, and glass is crushed and re-blown onsite into household items that are donated to charity.
QAMEA RESORT & SPA – FIJI Nestled on 100 acres of swaying coconut palms and lush tropical gardens, surrounded by the striking backdrop of jagged volcanic mountains, Qamea Resort and Spa offers an exclusive, adults-only experience for travellers seeking an authentic Fijian experience in a luxurious yet conscious setting. The resort’s onsite restaurant embodies a farm-to-plate philosophy, serving delicious, locally-sourced food; and to reduce plastic waste, all guests are gifted personalised, reusable water bottles upon arrival.
Talking Travel with Tess Willcox What do you do and where are you from? I am the CEO of World Resorts of Distinction, which is a Resort Creative Agency focusing on sustainable luxury. I grew up in Margaret River, and moved to the Gold Coast 15 years ago. How did you get into the industry? After graduating with a Bachelor of Communications, I actually applied for the junior position in the company I now own. Always having a desire to travel the world and to somehow work in the industry, I fell into my dream job and worked for 15 years to get to where I am now, which is CEO and owner of the business. Your philosophy on life? Leave regular behind to explore the outskirts of extraordinary. Why is the eco-travel category so important to you? I’ve always lived my life as a bit of an eco-warrior, but as I get older the pertinence of healing our planet becomes paramount. The more I learn, the deeper the call to nurture the planet and encourage everyone to do the same through whatever platform is available to me. Travel is a nonnegotiable in my life, and so finding a way to do something that was such a core part of my being, in a way that was regenerative to the planet was essential. What criteria determines what an ‘ecofriendly’ destination is? Every destination has the capacity to be eco-friendly, it all 5 tips for a great trip? • Don’t over-research. Too many people travel knowing everything about the destination and leave nothing to chance. My advice is to book a ticket and let the rest be guided when you are there. • Interact with the locals. There are extraordinary people with wonderful stories all over the world. Get to know them and uncover the beauty of their lives, it will make your experience far richer. • Travel as sustainably as possible. Offset your carbon footprint, and always carry the STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
comes down to a few different factors. How operators facilitate the logistics of their accommodations on the ground, how the traveller is encouraged to interact with the destination, and how the local community has been set up. Regarding resorts, we prefer the term sustainable to ‘eco-friendly’, as it cements a long-term commitment to sustainability and the resorts’ endeavours to be as carbon neutral / negative as possible. For us, deeming a resort sustainable really comes down to their long-term commitment to the regeneration of the natural surrounds, their education of both locals and travellers on how to treat the environment, and also the programs that have been implemented in order to reduce waste, minimise carbon footprint in every way, and refuse any products that are harmful to the environment including disposable plastic. What has been a game changer in the travel industry? Our client, Soneva, founded by Sonu Shivdasani and Eva Malmström Shivdasani in 1996 has been a game changer for the entire industry. Sonu and his team have singlehandedly pioneered the sustainable luxury path and continue to be innovators and game changers in terms of concept, design and sustainability. In 2016, Soneva pioneered the global hospitality industry by publishing the first ever Total Impact Assessment (TIA) tool, which was developed in-house. The TIA measures the impact of a company’s eco-essentials to avoid disposable plastic when you travel. • Dine where the locals dine, and drink where the locals drink • Pack your bag, then halve it. Next biggest travel trend? Conscious Travel. Not just in terms of environmental sustainability, but social responsibility as well. Ensuring that travellers engage and interact with locals and communities rather than being purely resort bound. What are the hot destinations right now? Maldives, Morocco and Sri Lanka.
operations in five categories – Natural Capital, Human Capital, Social Capital, Economic Capital and Tax – and allows the company to quantify and monetise these impacts in a language that translates to standard business performance metrics. The result in 2015-16 showed that Soneva contributed a net positive impact of USD 34.2 million. We feel forever proud and inspired to work for such an impactful and wonderful brand. Favourite international destination? So far, Morocco. I have many destinations to visit, and most of the countries we work for are like home to me (especially Fiji and Samoa) but there is something about Morocco that continually pulls me back there. The romanticism of it just never escapes me. Favourite local destination? Margaret River (of course). Which unknown destination do you wish people knew about? There are 2 actually. Firstly, Samoa is one of the most untouched, beautiful island destinations in the world. It should be high on everyone’s bucket lists. Secondly, the Anambas Islands which are home to Bawah Reserve. Actually considered Indonesia, but 160 nautical miles North East of Singapore. I recently spent 4 days here and it blew my mind in every way possible. If you could live anywhere else where would you choose? Mallorca, Spain. PAGE 57
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Mary-Louise Condon Health Practitioner, bone broth drinker, and lover of all things local.
Best coffee in town Fonzie & Abbott in Albion.
Occupation Integrative Health Practitioner, specialising in Anti-Ageing & Functional Health and Health Director at The Compounding Lab.
Describe your style OMG I applaud anyone who can answer this question. Let’s say, for today, fun and expressive. If I like it, I wear it.
I’m passionate about… Individualising health & well-being and education revolving around this. Also, my love for my sons and extended family!
Favourite spot in Brisbane Alcove Café in Wilston for the community connection and the spunky boys (Seb & Ferg) who run the café.
Go-to Aussie designer I love Manning Cartell for special pieces.
Narciso Rodriguez for Her. An oldie but a goldie.
Holiday destination you’re booking next Nashville, Tennessee with GF’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Narciso For Her EDP $142
Manning Cartell ‘Gallery Views’ sheath dress $699
Bone broth & Champagne. I know it’s a conflict. It’s kind of a Monday-to-Friday distinction.
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Best local spot to grab lunch Grains & Greens in Clayfield for its wonderful, healthy options.
On Sunday, you’ll find me… Running (or maybe walking) with my girlfriends, followed by the Eagle Farm Markets.
Favourite beach In the world, I would say Haggerstone Island Beach. However, for regular visits I love Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
What motivates you? Motivation for me is a fire from within. It’s not a physical or money thing, it’s the sense of accomplishment that drives me.
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