THE CREATIVE ISSUE
CELEBRATING 95 YEARS AT BRISBANE ARCADE
REDISCOVER NUNDAH, GRACEVILLE, CAMP HILL & MORE
THE GUIDE FIT FOR EVERY BRIDE
A BANGINâ€™ BRISBANE FESTIVAL BUNDLE
Pia du Pradal Soleil cotton jacket $935, Soleil cotton skirt $495, Amber yams handbag $385; 2020 Optical MYKITA frames $750; Robert White Jewellers Yellow gold Australian South Sea & diamond drop pendant $3,700; Model’s own shoes
12 Jewel in the Crown 15 Brisbane Arcade 20 MBFF
CALENDAR 24 Revive Fashion Festival 25 The Curated Plate
BITES 35 36 37
Za Za Ta & Yolk. Phat Boy Phoenix Restaurant
My big day Wedded bliss
Brisbane Festival Weekend
BODY 60 61 65
Beauty edit Creativity, surgically Where beauty meets science
SOCIALS 70 71
Wine ‘n’ Dine’m Brisbane Appliances
HOME 74 75
My favourite room My first room
TRAVEL 76 80 81
Pia Du Pradal Soleil cotton jacket $935, Soleil cotton skirt $495, Amber Yams handbag $385; Robert White Jewellers Yellow gold Australian South Sea pearl & diamond pendant $3,700; 2020 Optical MYKITA frames $750; Model’s own shoes.
ON THE COVER: Talent Katie Kugis; Photography Corrina Louise; Videography Sam Fregonese; Stylist Tracy Sinclair; Stylist Assistant Bethan Warrior; Hair and Make Up Kelly Vaughan From Stefan Squad; Location Yungaba House, Kangaroo Point; Flowers by Fig Flowers
COVER FASHION: Darb Bridal Couture Oscar silk hand pleated tiered skirt gown $6,500, JHA headpiece $480; Stephen Dibb Jewellery 8ct white gold pave set starfish earring $3,300; Robert White Jewellers White gold Australian South Sea pearl & diamond drop pendant $4,600
Ho Chi Minh City Bali of Brisbane Euro summer fling
Maiocchi Crowd pleaser jumpsuit $289; Tengdahl Wide leather belt $139; 2020 Optical Anne Et Valentin sunglasses $620; Model’s own shoes
JEWEL OF AN ISSUE
n true style, beautiful blooms, designer fashion and unparalleled luxury were our inspo in the creation of our cover and fashion pages this month. I’m thrilled to welcome you to our August edition – The Creative Issue. It has been an absolute pleasure creating the mag this month and that comes down to our cherished relationship with Brisbane Arcade who are celebrating their 95th anniversary. The arcade is home to many talented creatives including fashion and jewellery designers, who have provided us with beautiful pieces for our shoot. As you’ve likely gathered from the cover, our sights are all set on the Spring Flower Show themed The Jewel in The Crown, kicking off at the end of August (31st Aug to 6th Sept). Our cover shoot proved to be another example of blossomed relationships, bringing together Brisbane Arcade, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Yungaba House and Fig Flower Events. As a Brisbane born and bred publication, we always enjoy exploring the streets of our leafy suburbs and this month we checked out Nundah, Graceville, Camp Hill and surrounds. We travelled to the Gold Coast to photograph the divine Ellie Bullen at her beautiful home for My Fave Room (pg 74), and from further a distance dreamed of the azure seas of a Euro summer vacay (pg 81). And of course, it wouldn’t be August without the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival (pg 20). There’s so much more packed into these pages, however in a nutshell, welcome to our always evolving and @styletracy ever creative Brisbane!
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Brisbane Hatters Akubra bianca hat $240, Irma J Smith House of Fashion French silk organza signature pussy bow blouse $1,495, Italian crepe wide leg palazzo pant $895; Robert White Jewellers 5.59ct Claw set diamond hoops $22,000, White gold & diamond deco style stackable rings $1,500 and $1,650, 2.62ct emerald & baguette cut diamond ring $42,500
SOPHISTICATED, REFINED AND UTTERLY STEEPED IN LOCAL HISTORY. THE VERY LAST YUNGABA RESIDENCE
AS FEATURED on this month’s Style cover, the beautifully restored Yungaba House is truly one of a kind. Situated right on the river, the final Yungaba residence has a 452sqm floorplan that includes three large bedrooms with ensuites, a sizeable cellar and even a spiral staircase that leads to a turret with views of the river and Storey Bridge. Heritage features such as original woodwork, timber flooring and sash windows sit perfectly with modern appointments for luxury living. This is your last opportunity to own a rare piece of Brisbane’s history. Book your private appointment to view prior to the forthcoming auction.
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Stuart Bishop From jewels to gems, leader of the dazzling diamond industry and CEO of Wallace Bishop Jewellers, Stuart Bishop let us in on his much-loved family business.
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here’s no doubt that I’m a Brisbane bloke through and through, growing up in Kenmore’s western barbeque belt where I still live to this day. I got my hands on mechanics growing up, fixing equipment for the family’s farm and restoring old cars – you could say creative craftsmanship has been a part of my blood ever since I could carry a spanner. Since diamonds were in the family business, my father Wallace Bishop sent me to the U.S. to start my Gemological Institute of America (GIA) short term apprenticeship in diamonds and diamond grading once I finished
school. From Israel to India, I travelled the world working with precious gems and rare stones straight from the earth, picking up expert tips and tricks I continue to leverage today. Being a part of my family’s Queensland owned business for 33 years has been both rewarding and significant. The first diamond I cut whilst in Israel was used as a competition piece and won the 1997 De Beers Australian Diamond Facets Supreme Design Award for my design of a 5.35-carat Princess Cut Diamond set inverted in platinum. THERE’S A LOT MORE TO THIS STORY. DISCOVER HOW STUART SNAGGED THREE OF THE RAREST DIAMONDS IN THE WORLD AT STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU.
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rt and fashion are two areas of creativity that collide with both purpose and possibility. Keeping in line with August’s creative issue we have embraced this theme with our eyes on curious cuts, vibrant hues and altered forms fresh from runways and fashion houses alike. We have put the artistic spotlight on some of Australia’s most wellknown brands and various global contemporaries for their bold and daring creative direction. These pieces ooze soul and symphony, and we’re loving them right now.
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Six years in the making, spring’s event of the year has a royal touch to celebrate Brisbane Arcade’s 95th anniversary.
risbane Arcade’s annual Spring Flower Show has flourished to become a notable city mustsee, from its beginnings back in 2013. Now, Brisbane Arcade’s week-long transformation to a floral wonderland is a welcomed sight to both locals and visitors alike, and signifies not just a new season, but a refreshing sensory reminder of our city’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade. This year marks the sixth Spring Flower Show and has a signature seed to history, as Brisbane Arcade celebrates their 95th anniversary. With that, we’d like to introduce ‘Jewel in the Crown’, a tribute to the iconic heritage arcade. On Saturday, 31st August, the Spring Flower Show officially launches with one of Brisbane’s most exclusive and memorable fashion events - a ticketed runway show under the stars in the Queen Street Mall followed by a cocktail party. Guests will step into an enchanted world of fashion, glamour and of course flowers with the Arcade’s fashion retailers showcasing their spring collections including Brisbane Hatters, Darb Couture, Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Keri Craig Emporium, Maiocchi, Pia du Pradal, Stephen Dibb Jewellery and Tengdahl Australia. 20/20 Optical will also be providing an invigorating look into eyewear design.
Rolls-Royce Dawn Darb Bridal Couture Oscar silk hand pleated tiered skirt gown $6,500, JHA headpiece $480; Robert White Jewellers White gold Australian South Sea pearl & diamond drop pendant $4,600.
fter the runway, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail soiree and mingle with designers and the fashion famed of Queensland. This is where Robert White Jewellers will have the opportunity to dazzle their distinguished jewels, all the while guests are treated to an exclusive viewing of floral royalty: Jewel in the Crown. Our cover says it all with the picture of pure spring inspiration, luxe details and floral beauty, exuding the true quality of Brisbane Arcade’s offerings – just a taste of what you’ll find during Jewel in the Crown runway show. With a colour palette ready to pull the city out of the winter hues, the kilograms of floral finesse has been in the works for months prior. Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show truly is one of the most gorgeous ways to ring in spring.
BRISBANE ARCADE SPRING FLOWER SHOW 2019: JEWEL IN THE CROWN 31ST AUGUST - 6TH SEPTEMBER Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane Cost: Free
BRISBANE ARCADE SPRING COLLECTION FASHION RUNWAY SHOW & COCKTAIL PARTY 7:30-10PM, SATURDAY, 31ST AUGUST Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane Tickets: $95 available at Eventbrite brisbanearcade2019.eventbrite.com.au/
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Tengdahl Lily jumpsuit $929, Wide leather belt $139; 2020 Optical MYKITA sunglasses $750; Stephen Dibb Jewellery 9ct White gold & checkerboard quartz diamond set earring $1,835, Robert White Jewellers Colombian emerald & diamond 3 stone ring $40,000; Model’s own shoes.
Located in the historic Brisbane Arcade, Brisbane Hatters is a throwback to the old-fashioned hat shop. The store is home to well-known brands like Akubra, Brixton, Barmah, Fallen Broken St and Tilley. Wool tweed driving caps sit beside Helen Kaminski top hats. Pith helmets share space with Captains caps and handmade Ecuadorian Panamas. The store philosophy is simple – every day there is a reason to wear a hat. It’s a store worth lingering in, with so much to choose from, walking away empty handed is almost impossible. BRISBANE HATTERS BRISBANE ARCADE 160 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3211 5575 BRISBANE-HATTERS.COM.AU
Stephen Dibb Jewellery Stephen Dibb Jewellery is a truly inimitable space within Brisbane Arcade, using the ancient Japanese technique of Mokume Gane to create the new range of wedding bands. These rings are handcrafted in Brisbane and are as unique as the clients that commission them. As Brisbane’s leading custom making jeweller, this family owned business are experts in design, custom making, remodelling and repair. Visit Stephen Dibb Jewellery at any of their three stores including their street level store in the Brisbane Arcade. STEPHEN DIBB JEWELLERY 160 QUEEN STREET OR 117 ADELAIDE STREET P 3847 9933 SDJ.COM.AU
2020 Optical It’s always Spring at 20/20 Optical with the freshest pieces of fun in store all year round. The team love nothing more than selling quality eyewear and most importantly, finding the right frame for your face. Only stocking the best from the world’s best eyewear designers, 20/20 Optical’s designers create exceptional pieces that inspires the market. See the latest in design-driven eyewear such as the Kirk & Kirk collection made of the finest grade of light-capturing acrylic, they’re fruity fresh and always in season! Love Spring? Love Your Eyes®. 20/20 OPTICAL BRISBANE ARCADE 160 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3483 2020 2020OPTICAL.COM.AU
Wendy Louise Designs
Sister labels located together in one beautiful store on the gallery level of the Brisbane Arcade are Wendy Louise Designs and Belle Folie Millinery. Wendy Louise is an award-winning accessory designer and milliner. Fabulous bridal tiaras and crowns, vintage inspired jewellery, bridal headpieces, combs and handmade birdcage veils sit alongside her original couture millinery pieces and stylish hats. Wendy also has an extensive custom order service for hats, headpieces and those special accessories that need to be just right. WENDY LOUISE DESIGNS & BELLE FOLIE MILLINERY SHOP 29 GALLERY, BRISBANE ARCADE P 0432 696 500
A new dawn for New Farm Deli With the support of Merthyr Village, the oldest bustling Italian delicatessen is back. If you’re like us and have missed New Farm’s favourite traditional delicatessen following the devastation of a fire last month, join us in the excitement to welcome them back to the heartbeat of New Farm. With the support from the Merthyr Village community, the New Farm go-to will be back, better than ever flaunting its humble, European charm with a pop-up boutique until the store is ready to re-open in mid November. Known for their cheeses, meats, Italian
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treats and take home meals, the dearly missed delicacies will be available again from early August at Merthyr Village. Plus, a coffee cart stationed near the Post Office, ideal for a morning brew on the go. Although owners Vince and Maria have been devastated by the tragedy, it’s a gentle reminder of how easily these things can happen, but most importantly, a reminder of how close-knit and supportive the Brisbane community can be. That’s why, as a reader of
Style we’d like to personally invite you to join us in regular visits to the pop-up, until the café and boutique re-opens its permanent doors in November at Merthyr Village. Merthyr Village Centre Manager, Matt Sorbello extended his appreciation to the locals and fellow retailers. “I would like to thank the community and emergency responders for their ongoing support and I’m excited to welcome New Farm Deli back to the village,” he says.
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n aesthetic eye can often be overlooked in many spheres, but when it comes to surgery it’s science and art combined. This is where Dr. Eddie Cheng from AR Plastic Surgery has earned his notable reputation and become a key-player in Australia’s plastic surgery industry. A highly respected and sought after Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Cheng has over 15 years experience and specialises in breast and body procedures. With a medical base as his foundation, he successfully combines the disciplines of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, creating a holistic approach to the aesthetics of both the body and mind of patients. “I believe everyone is unique and that is something we celebrate here at AR Plastic Surgery. I prefer to avoid plastic surgery trends and focus on restoring and/or enhancing individuality,” says Dr Cheng. The team at AR Plastic Surgery specialise in a range of procedures with breast and body aesthetic surgery their most reputable. This is due to Dr Cheng’s understanding of the impact breast and body surgery can have on the feminine form, both emotionally and aesthetically. Because of that, the journey of these procedures is approached as a team with an aligned treatment plan, structure and overall goals. “We feel recovery and patient safety is as important as the surgery itself. Being a small boutique practice my team and I forge trusting relationships with all of our patients. It’s important to us that our patients feel they can reach out to us at any time during their recovery for assistance and reassurance,” he says. If you’ve been considering breast or body surgery, Dr Cheng and the team from Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery would like to invite Style readers to an informative evening focusing on breast implant surgery at Westside Private Hospital from 6pm, Thursday 22 August. Dr Cheng also specialises in a range of other procedures such as arm and thigh lifts, liposuction and non-surgical services including skin and injectables to refresh and rejuvenate the face before a special event. “We believe in building lifelong relationships with our patients. This guides our approach every step of the way from the moment you are welcomed to our rooms until long after your procedure is complete,” he says. AESTHETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY WESLEY MEDICAL CENTRE, SUITE 50 LEVEL 4/40 CHASELY ST, AUCHENFLOWER 3870 3960 ARPLASTICSURGERY.COM.AU
They’re a multi-Emmy® Award winning creative studio, the brains behind hit children’s show, Bluey and they’re right here in Brisbane. Meet the talented and comical co-founders of Ludo.
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Hi Daley/Charlie, tell us a little about Ludo, what gets created inside these walls? We create animated shows, TV series and soon we’ll be creating our first movie. Lately we’ve been creating books, toys, clothes and stickers too. Where does the name Ludo come from? We think Ludo means play in Latin and if we’re wrong it means we’ve named our company after a board game. We also love Ludo because it’s our second favourite character in Labyrinth. Goblin King Pty. Ltd was taken. How many employees do you have at Ludo? We have about 50 designers, boarders, artists, directors, animators, editors, production managers and producers. It has peaked at about 70 when it’s gotten really busy. They’re all brilliant people and every day we’re lucky to do what we do together. It also means we have about two birthdays a week which means a new cake every couple of days.
Something people wouldn’t know about the studio? We love what we do but we also work hard. We’ve grown pretty steadily over the past five years. This year we’ve had to move to a bigger space in the AC Drapers building in the Valley. It’s a beautiful space but something people don’t know is that it’s actually haunted. The laughing when you’re in the office on your own at night is terrifying - but it helps us know which jokes are working or not in Bluey.
Bluey into their lives and home. Everyone at Ludo worked so hard to deserve the success but it’s just not something any of us ever expected. We love getting letters and hearing from all the families across Australia who love Bluey. We’d love them to know that we love making Bluey as much as they love watching it together. We also want them to know that we’re working hard to make sure every new part of Bluey, including books and toys are of the highest quality and made with love.
What projects are you working on right now? This year we’ve got four new shows coming out. A couple of months ago we started Season 2 of Bluey with Joe Brumm for ABC TV Australia. Bluey’s just about to launch on Disney + around the world later this year. It’s the only Australian show they’ve got so we’re excited to see if people around the world understand Australian. There’s also our new SBS drama, Robbie Hood with Since1788 and Dylan River. It’s Robin Hood set in Alice Springs. You can check it out on SBS ON DEMAND.
Favourite project to date? A few years ago we had a meeting with Disney in Cannes, and we didn’t have anything to pitch. We came up with a show over a cheeseburger about twenty minutes before the meeting. We thought it’d turn into a real ‘Hollywood’ story and that we’d tell the story of how we came up with the show at our Oscar speech. Anyway, the show was so bad, and the pitch was terrible - and even worse, Disney were so kind about what was wrong with the show too. It’s a favourite because it’s just a funny story of failing really badly.
WE LOVE HEARING FROM ALL THE FAMILIES WHO LOVE BLUEY.”
What have been some of your career highlights? I think it has to be the time the Queen visited the studio last year. She snuck out of Windsor and flew to Brisbane all on her own. It was just to high-five everyone on our Emmys and our first Logie. It was a really magical experience for everyone. We didn’t take any photos out of respect for Her Majesty. What drew you to working in animation/ comedy/digital? It’s all the story and the people. We follow the people we love, who make the stories they love. So far, those stories have been comedy, digital and animation. But we’re just about to start our first feature film and our first hour drama series too. We love The Beatles quote, “If you give me a tuba, I’ll bring you something out of it”. We don’t really mind what we’re making as long as we love the story and the people.
Best part of coming into work each day? Just the lift ride up to the studio where for a moment we think it might break down and we’ll be stuck. The thought that we won’t have reception and we’ll be unreachable for a few hours is probably the best part of coming into work each day. Every morning we cross our fingers.
What does a typical day look like at Ludo? For the past five years or so it’s been pretty common to do a twelve to sixteen-hour day. We love it but we also need to fix this up soon or we’ll die. Our happiest days are filled with collaborating with people we love at the studio. Other days are filled with putting out fires around the place. BLUEY
Stuck in traffic, where does your mind wander? Why did Sizzler shut down? Why haven’t we been back to the moon? What would happen if we just left the car here and walked to work? Just regular people stuff. How does it feel to be a part of the most popular show in ABC iView history? We’re honestly overwhelmed and so appreciative to every family who has welcomed
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For the love OF FASHION A major celebration of all things fashion is hitting our city this month with Queensland’s premier fashion event, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. Kicking off on the 25th of August, the festival has marked itself as the must-see fashion event of the year. With a jam-packed program, the event boasts 10 national designers, 37 local designers, 26 emerging designers,
four fashion colleges and upwards of six international brands. Managing Director Lindsay Bennett confirms, “The festival is for everyone who has an interest in fashion.” From the prominent designers we all know and love to shop, to the fresh faces of fashion that we’ll just be getting to know, the program offers a diverse range, bound to excite every element of Brisbane’s fashion community. Hosted at the Howard Smith Wharves, this year’s festival sees a range of purpose-built spaces come to
life with unparalleled sophistication. Lindsay goes on to say, “We have decided to go with a more traditional runway this year with raked seating. This will ensure we can not only fit upwards of 650 people for each show but also present the runway shows in a much stronger way”. The team behind the festival spend the entire year meticulously organising the events to present a seamless show to a dedicated fashion audience. When it comes to this year’s festival, you won’t be disappointed. MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL 25-29 AUGUST @MBFFBRISBANE MBFF.COM.AU
Sans Souci! [french phrase| without worry or free of care] Inspired by palaces of royal antiquity and holiday destinations of centuries past, the spirit of sans souci is explored and defined through her 2019 Spring/Summer collection. Each garment takes shape in the form of delicate dresses and lightweight bespoke textiles designed for warm Brisbane days. Colours abound with vibrant hues and hand crafted prints offer an endless elegance and stylish versatility to your wardrobe
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09.08.19 BODIA BALL
BRIDGE TO BRISBANE
The Bodia Ball is back for its second exciting year to raise vital funds for Cambodian youth.
Get your jog on and join The Sunday Mail’s 23rd Bridge to Brisbane. Choose from 5 and 10 kilometre weaving routes of Brisbane.
09.08.19 - 18.08.19 THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW It’s not a Queensland August without it, and the Ekka is here for their biggest and best show yet. Get ready for 16 days of family fun! ekka.com.au
17.08.19 REVIVE Brisbane City Council is tackling textile waste and hosting its fourth Revive Second-hand Fashion Festival, a free event from 11am-7pm at the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Budget savvy shoppers will be in their element amongst pre-loved laden stalls and vintage finds with live music, runway shows and bites from Brisbane’s best food trucks. brisbane.qld.gov.au
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17.08.19 BRIS BURGER FEST Stratton Street is shutting down for a union of buns at the Triffid. Expect craft beer and patties galore. thetriffid.com.au
5.08.19 - 18.08.09 THE CURATED PLATE Australia’s newest and most talked about food festival. Held on the Sunshine Coast, the inaugural program welcomes international guest chefs Raymond Blanc OBE and Zaiyu Hasegawa alongside Australian talent Peter Gilmore and many more for a series of unique dining experiences. thecuratedplate.com.au/sunshine-coast
25.08.19 - 29.08.19
BEEF AND BEERS FESTIVAL
Hosted by Newstead Brewing Co, this Sunshine Coast soiree will feature beef and beers, entertainment, desserts and a Champagne Garden.
Howard Smith Wharves will play host to the week-long festivities featuring a series of must-see shows.
High Tea in Eden’s Table Every Saturday from 12:30pm, Eden’s Table, Level 1, The Westin Brisbane Indulge in the signature Saturday High Tea in Eden’s Table, offering a delectable selection of sweets and gourmet savouries. $55 per person with tea or coffee $60 per person with a glass of Dal Zotto Prosecco $72 per person with a glass of Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Champagne For more information, call 07 3557 8888 or email email@example.com
Nundah, Toombul & Wavell Heights In anticipation of the Nundah Festival arriving in September, weâ€™re shining a spotlight on the 4012 area and showcasing the best spots in Nundah, Toombul and Wavell Heights.
SUPANEWS We all know our local newsagent is a community necessity. Whether it be the last-minute birthday card, morning newspaper or special gift. Offering a huge range of news, magazines, lottery tickets, cards, stationery, occasional gifts and more, SupaNews is your go-to convenient newsagent.
SUSHI HO HO Get your quick and easy sushi fix from this tantalizing take away eatery including classic sushi rolls, fresh noodles, pork dishes and more. Known for making mouths water, every bite at Sushi Ho Ho is bursting with flavour.
FRIENDLYCARE PHARMACY Helping to make the Nundah community a healthier and happier place one excellent service at a time, FriendlyCare Pharmacy offers a lifelong commitment to families in Brisbane to provide the best possible advice. To get the most out of being a FriendlyCare Pharmacy customer, join their Friendly Society and become a member to receive savings, exclusive benefits and more.
PEERLESS DRY CLEANER Offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere paired with the utmost care to your garments, Peerless Dry Cleaner Nundah are one of 20 stores located across Brisbane. Offering an outstanding level of professional experience when it comes to caring for your clothes, Peerless look after your dry cleaning and the environment too by using GreenEarth machinery and processes â€“ the first dry cleaner in the Southern Hemisphere to do so.
4012 CLAYFIELD JEWELLERY If you like it, put a Clayfield Jewellery ring on it! With a diamond class service, Clayfield Jewellery has been restoring, repairing and designing Brisbane’s treasured jewellery since 1994. A personalised experience no matter the service, the team are ready to assist with any enquiry you may have and house a selection of stunning pieces to choose from.
BROZ KEBABS ‘N’ PIZZA If you’re going to call upon the carbs, do it right. The food at this family owned joint means business! From delicious kebabs with full on flavour fillings, Bro Kebabs ‘n’ Pizza serves up a delicious dough pizza in the PM with incredible toppings to tuck into.
12RND With a team of expert trainers at the ready to help any client with their motivation and technique, 12RND is a gym like no other. A form of fitness based on boxing, no set classes, a time interval traffic light system and 12 stations, 12RND offer a flexible and fun environment for everyone. Workout at any time that suits you and get ready to sweat.
HMB BARBERS The latest luxury to step into Nundah, this barber is a cut above the rest. Specialising in hair designs, fades, beards and face shaves, HMB Barbers is open every day for a convenient pit stop for all ages. Unwind and take a moment to experience a fun and friendly atmosphere for your next haircut. FIND ALL THESE RETAILERS AND MORE AT NUNDAH VILLAGE | 89 BUCKLAND RD, NUNDAH | P 3261 8111 NUNDAHVILLAGE.COM.AU
THE JOINT PHYSIOTHERAPY Providing the highest level of evidence based treatment, The Joint Physiotherapy is the ultimate provider of holistic health care. Get practical advice and treatment with experienced Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Remedial Massage Therapists, Podiatrists, a Dietitian and Diabetes Educator. Our Physiotherapist’s have further training in the areas of Lympheodema management and specialised cancer rehabilitation, vestibular physiotherapy, occupational health physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Take care of your body and start living your best life at a clinic that caters for everyone. THE JOINT PHYSIOTHERAPY 9/1220 SANDGATE RD, NUNDAH P 3191 4455 THEJOINTNUNDAH.COM
FUEL & CO Bringing breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats to the Nundah area since 2015, Fuel & Co is more than just great coffee and good food. Using local seasonal ingredients, the team (headed by owners Maria Carter and Darren McGillivray with over 20 years’ experience each) produces fresh contemporary food with great customer service to boot. From coffee catch ups to champagne over brunch or even team building lunches, Fuel & Co is your go-to café at Nundah Village. Open 7 days 6am-4pm Monday to Friday and until 3pm on weekends. FUEL & CO 190 BUCKLAND ROAD, NUNDAH P 3266 3117 FUELANDCO.COM.AU
CAMEO ROSE HAIR BOUTIQUE It’s the Northside salon where you can get a fix of three of your favourite things: wine, cheese and beautiful new ‘do. Cameo Rose Hair Boutique, located in Wavell Heights, focuses on impeccable customer service, world class training and just a hint of the cheeky good stuff on the side (think: loose leaf tea and percolated coffee). With the salon catering to women, men and children, the highly trained stylists at Cameo Rose realise how important your hair is to you, so their hair stylists will listen to your needs and deliver with exceptional results. CAMEO ROSE HAIR BOUTIQUE SHOP 1/264 RODE ROAD, WAVELL HEIGHTS P 3266 5988 @CAMEOROSEHAIR
STUDIO PILATES Did you know that the founder of Pilates was a male German fitness instructor? Joseph Pilates was also a boxer and selfdefense coach, so the importance of building and maintaining a strong core wasn’t lost on this guy. Here to bust the ‘no-men-allowed’ myth is Studio Pilates, an all-inclusive studio nestled in the heart of Nundah who want to re-write the narrative that it’s a ‘ladies only’ practise. Coupled with other fantastic benefits like flexibility and injury rehabilitation, the bodysculpting reformer classes are suitable for not only all ages but all individuals such as the elderly, rehabilitation clients as well as athletes, dancers and sporting professionals but especially expectant mothers with specific workouts for pregnancy. Sign up to their six-classes for $60 pack via their App using the code ‘STYLE’ and receive a complimentary orientation. STUDIO PILATES CIRCA NUNDAH VILLAGE 1231 SANDGATE ROAD, NUNDAH P 3256 7000 STUDIOPILATES.COM
LEMAIRE’S BISTRO This cosy family owned and operated bistro is passionate about three things: food, coffee and family! Occupying a stunning modern muse inspired café space on the northside, Lemaire’s Bistro offers an array of delightfully fresh, wholesome food that comes from the heart and made onsite from locally sourced ingredients. Their breakfast and lunch menus feature homestyle dishes that teeter outside of the typical cafe square, ranging from haloumi and sweet potato fritters to beetroot scrambled eggs and freshly baked sweets. And you can’t forget the kids. Lemaires Bistro provides a fantastic kids corner of entertainment for small children, while parents catch up with friends and unwind with a well-brewed cup of Two Seasons coffee. It’s the perfect place to refuel during a shopping session at Toombul. LEMAIRE’S BISTRO TOOMBUL SHOPPING CENTRE 1015 SANDGATE ROAD, NUNDAH P 3705 1465 @LEMAIRESBISTRO
PIZZALUNGA DA CARLO If you want to experience authentic Italian pizza without the plane tickets, you’ll find the perfect spot a little closer to home at Pizzalunga da Carlo in Nundah. Using the finest and freshest ingredients, chef-owner and trained pizzaiolo (pizza chef) Carlo, hand stretches the dough before wood firing. With his expertise coming straight from the source itself, Carlo was born and raised in Italy, bringing the delicious taste of the Mediterranean with him. It’s too good not to share, so bring your family and friends to experience the home of the wood fired metre long pizza that can’t be topped! PIZZALUNGA DA CARLO 3 ASPINALL ST, NUNDAH P 3266 9828 PIZZALUNGA.COM.AU
BLACK FLAMINGO STUDIO There’s nothing quite like that feeling when someone notices your new ‘do and tells you, “you look amazing!” and Black Flamingo Studio is no exception when it comes to creating a unique look for every guest. A passion turned into a reality recently as co-owners Elle and Bek have just taken over the Nundah location, bringing a combined 20 years’ experience with them. By partnering with Sustainable Salons and utilising sustainable products, the studio is set on making a difference for both their clients and the environment. BLACK FLAMINGO STUDIO 2/1297 SANDGATE ROAD, NUNDAH P 3266 2435 BLACKFLAMINGOSTUDIO.COM
LOCAL EXPERTS Style sat down with owners of Mortgage Choice Nundah, Matt and Hanna Cunliffe. After returning from a lengthy trip abroad with the desire to add more feathers to his cap, Matt began working for Mortgage Choice with the aim to help everyday people realise their dream of home ownership whilst assisting people to create wealth through property and finance. Wife Hanna was quickly immersed in the industry shortly after meeting Matt, and soon became just as passionate for the business, staff and clients as he is. What’s the most rewarding part of what you do? We both enjoy seeing clients go from not owning a single property to being confident
enough to purchase multiple due to the sound financial position they have been able to achieve through initial interactions. Most people wouldn’t know? Mortgage Choice is not just about mortgages. Providing a full suite of financial services, clients can rely on Mortgage Choice for help with commercial loans, personal loans, car and asset finance, development finance and any number of other solutions when borrowings are required. What clients do you work with? From first home buyers to very high-networth individuals, new startups to wellestablished businesses and anyone in between, our client base is made up of a vast range of people at different places and stages in their life. Interacting with a broad spectrum of people is what we enjoy most. MORTGAGE CHOICE NUNDAH 6/1176 SANDGATE RD, NUNDAH 3188 7959 MORTGAGECHOICE.COM.AU/NUNDAH
4012 STYLE KITCHEN BY DESIGN The combined result of more than 50 years of handcrafted family tradition, Style Kitchens by Design are proud to bring their exceptional quality and beautiful designs to Nundah. All of Style’s creations are manufactured in their local establishment, Maycut, where they take pride in continuing the tradition set by their forefathers back in 1958. This is reflected in the premium service they offer in the design, co-ordination and construction of their kitchens, bathrooms and custom joinery. Located in Nundah, why not pay them a visit today and make all your design dreams come true? STYLE KITCHENS BY DESIGN NUNDAH 2/1207 SANDGATE ROAD, NUNDAH P 1300 249 211 STYLEKITCHENSBYDESIGN.COM.AU
THE PLANT LOUNGE If you’re looking for the perfect soil mate, The Plant Lounge in Nundah is the place where good things grow, with lush and local indoor plants for every living space in your home or office. Specialising in selecting plants and pots that enhance your design aesthetic as well as suiting your lifestyle, The Plant Lounge pride themselves on growing greenery that is perfectly adapted to the Queensland climate. With weekly workshops starting at $65, these include Kokedama Creating, Terrarium Making, Macrame, Pottery and How to Be A Plant Parent. THE PLANT LOUNGE 1/8 STATION STREET, NUNDAH P 0408 757 697 THEPLANTLOUNGE.COM.AU
CAFÉ LACUNA Serving up delectable breakfast and lunch options to the Wavell Heights area for over seven years, the cute and quirky Café Lacuna is run by a dedicated husband and wife team. Bringing delicious home cooking to their varied menu (gluten free, dairy free and vegan options available) you can’t go past their most popular combo: The Lacuna Benedict and a fresh seasonal smoothie. Passionate about plants and produce, Café Lacuna host a huge plant sale once a month and sell indoor plants in the meantime. Open 6 days Tuesday to Sunday with reservations recommended.
CAFÉ LACUNA 2/264 RODE RD, WAVELL HEIGHTS P 3266 2220
Based in a superb space in Nundah, Harmonious Minds focuses solely on women’s mental health; providing counselling and psychotherapeutic services to women aged 18 years and over. Helping with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and life transition, their qualified counsellors emphasise a holistic approach to health and healing. Many of today’s challenges can affect mental health across the lifespan, so the team at Harmonious Minds always consider the mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health when working with their clients. HARMONIOUS MINDS SHOP 8, 130 RYANS ROAD, NUNDAH P 3124 7284 HARMONIOUSMINDS.COM.AU
HAIRYTALES HAIR SALON One step onto the polished hardwood floors of the Hairytales salon and you’ll experience a true example of modern hairdressing at its best. Beautifully designed, the bright, open space boasts heavenly locks with stylists who have the deftest of touches. Getting your hair done should be an experience that not only transforms your hair, but the way you 32
feel about yourself. Leaving a salon feeling fresh and confident after being positively pampered is what Hairytales is all about. Conveniently located along Hamilton Road in Wavell Heights, this is a salon that treats its customers more like family rather than strangers. Expect warm hugs and personal consultations (courtesy of resident cuddly pug, Lara) as you entrust your tresses to the capable hands of Hairytales’ dream team. Heralded by Chelsie, this friendly team boasts talented professionals who passionately love what they do, ensuring you leave with a look you love. With a keen eye and listening ear, these professionals know just how important your hair is to you and will work with you to ensure you leave feeling like magic. Top of the range for their refined elegance and customer service as well as cheekiness and good vibes, you’ll be sure to find your happy place after one visit. HAIRYTALES SALON 2/156 HAMILTON RD, WAVELL HEIGHTS P 3266 8879 HAIRYTALESBRISBANE.COM
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eople often get cosmetic surgery for many reasons. Some want to look younger; others seek to change features they’ve never liked, and others need reconstructive surgery, most likely done for a medical reason and sometimes after damage from cancer treatment. Aesthetix specializes in cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine and skin cancer surgery procedures and their Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr Russell Hills, is committed to ensuring the best possible care and outcome for all of his patients. His friendly, genuine, down-to-earth attitude and advice provides honest answers to any concerns or questions that his patients may have. Dr Hills’ expertise lies in cosmetic facial surgery, liposuction, cosmetic medicine procedures such as fillers, injectables and all forms of laser treatments. He is also a very highly experienced MOHS (highly specialized treatment for the total removal of skin cancers) Micrographic Surgeon. Other skin cancer treatments are also offered, including standard excision and reconstruction, photodynamic therapy and laser surgery. Dr Hills’ professional nursing team also assist him in performing surgery such as IPL hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, non-ablative fractional laser, laser tattoo removal, SculpSure™ laser fat reduction and microdermabrasion at his specialist rooms at Auchenflower. If you’re looking for a team that is committed to excellence and ensures the best outcome from consultation to treatment, Dr Hills and his team tailor the very best management to help you look and feel better. AESTHETIX 1382 SANDGATE ROAD NUNDAH & SUITE 69, 30 CHASELY STREET AUCHENFLOWER P 3720 8788 AESTHETIX.COM.AU
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If it’s a new restaurant, bar or venue in Brisbane, you’ll see it here. C’EST BON Having just reopened with an expanded menu over three glorious levels, C’est Bon is the new gateway restaurant for the Francophiles among us. In the heart of Woolloongabba, French flavour and flair are prominent in these honest eats. @cestbonrestaurantandlebonbar
MILKY LANE This new Gasworks burger joint has finally found a home in Brisbane. Serving up an iconic hip-hop inspired menu, feast on delicious flavour bombs such as the mac and cheese croquettes and chocolate cocktails. @milkylaneofficial
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Victorian inspired interiors compliment Za Za Ta’s ideal location inside Fortitude Valley’s boutique hotel, Ovolo the Valley. Stay in their poochfriendly rooms and indulge in the old flavours of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Brought to you by the Venzin Group behind Pawpaw Café, Monocle Coffee are providing soul-warming speciality coffee, baked goods and boutique salads. With their signature Monocle roast, this Morningside retreat will have you salivating upon entry.
YOLK. Coming from the minds behind Morning After, yolk. is the new egg on the block. With a cracking menu set to wow with perfectly poached yolks and crispy bacon rinds, we’re sharing this Newstead secret eager to open at the end of August. @___yolk AUGUST 2019
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You may have heard of the team behind authentic Thai restaurants, Phat Elephant, Chai Thai and Asian Republic, but their fresh new creation, Phat Boy, located on level 2 of Brisbane’s world-class mixed-use Brisbane Quarter is a taste of Thai that needs to be on everyone’s list of where to dine next. KHAO SAN ROAD COCKTAIL
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here’s no doubt Thai food is a favourite amongst foodies everywhere, with classic dishes of Pad Thai and spicy laksa, these crowd pleasers are a sure thing. But if I can be honest, it’s never been at the top of my cuisine cravings – until now. With a mix of sophistication and flavours you simply can’t re-create at home; Phat Boy is spreading the love of Thai culture through their fresh and contemporary-style menu. Lead by Restaurant Owner, Alyssa Phadungkiat, who believes all of us should embrace the little Phat Boy within us when it comes to food, she has now brought her creative concept to Brisbane Quarter after
the huge success of her Thai eatery empire. As soon as you enter the venue it’s already a breath of fresh air on the senses, with well thought out décor inspiring you at every turn from retro neon signs to laidback bamboo light shades. Phat Boy’s space is outside the norm, and the food is no exception. There is a perfection of flavor balancing that hits my lips as soon as I sip and swallow the feast before me. I can tell that months of planning has gone into the creation of Phat Boy’s menu, with every bite a full-on flavor bomb playing with my palate. The delight is in the details from the mixed entrée basket filled with crispy school prawns and succulent chicken satay to the roast duck laksa with the softest noodles I’ve ever sampled complimented by a subtly sweet and spicy laksa sauce. The slow cooked beef rib Massaman curry with sweet potato was so tender it melted right off the bone. In between I sipped on cocktails with lychee, elderflower and ginger notes, but the stand out dishes
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that have officially converted me to a Thai enthusiast are the Pad Thai chicken in egg net wrap and crispy Thai noodle with bitter orange glaze. “The Pad Thai is cooked in a turbo wok where the flame is very strong, and this is how it gets its fantastic flavour. The egg net wrapping is very traditional, and we wanted to showcase the noodles in this dish, so the egg net is thinner,” Restaurant Owner Alyssa Phadungkiat says. Finishing on the mango mousse with sweet sticky rice with Pandan ice cream, the flavours were a welcome finale to the Thai journey I had just been hauled along for the ride. I certainly now have a little Phat Boy inside of me, bursting with admiration for this quirky and delicious fare. OPEN 7 DAYS 11.30AM UNTIL LATE. BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED ONLINE VIA WEBSITE. PHAT BOY BRISBANE QUARTER, PODIUM 2, 300 GEORGE ST, CITY P 0474 493 552 PHATBOYBRISBANE.COM.AU
of Phoenix Chinese restaurant group Phoenix Restaurants from Sydney has burst onto the Brisbane scene, opening a brand-new eatery in the heart of Brisbane Quarter and serving up traditional Chinese Yum Cha and an impressive à la carte menu. WORDS BY FIONA WILLIAMS
here are three words to describe Phoenix Restaurant: colour, taste and aroma. It’s the perfect trifecta experienced through every bite of their delicious and carefully curated yum cha and à la carte menu. Specialising in seafood, you’ll find prawns a highlight on the menu, delicately dancing with traditional Chinese flavours and textures. “All ingredients we use are fresh and every item is made in-house daily,” says Phoenix Restaurant Group CEO Anita Fung. And it’s no surprise, with how delicate each dumpling wrapper feels as I bite through to the rich and balanced house made fillings. Treated to ten tantalizing dishes from both menus including yum cha to braised duck, each dish to arrive at the table’s embellished gold lazy Susan was more flavoursome and succulent than the next.
Starting with scallop and caviar shumai, my first impression of Phoenix Restaurant is one of pure sophistication – and that’s not just from the marbled private diamond dining room or the elegant red lanterns that fall from the ceiling. It’s clear that the 20 years of experience from the Phoenix Restaurant Group has gone into this menu, with roots stretching deeply into their Cantonese style cooking. Boasting juicy crab meat xiao long bao, tender drunken chicken, succulent salt brine duck slices, king prawn rice noodle with goji berry, it’s their signature pan-fried wagyu beef in roast sesame sauce that is the masterwork of the menu, simply melting in the mouth. My recommendation? Pair with Phoenix’s signature Shiraz from McLaren Vale for the ultimate feast.
Open 7 days, bookings recommended via phone. 11am-3pm lunch 5.30-10pm dinner Phoenix Restaurant offers validated parking: Monday-Friday: enter/exit between 11.30am and 4:00pm $25 Monday-Friday: enter/exit between 5:30pm and midnight, $5 Weekend: flat rate of $5
PHOENIX RESTAURANT BRISBANE QUARTER, PODIUM 2, 300 GEORGE ST, CITY P 3175 2566 PHOENIXRESTAURANTS.COM.AU
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lean, wholesome and aesthetically pleasing – this is Botanica Real Food. Already well established throughout the trendy hoods of Brisbane, Botanica is opening its doors to welcome the feel-good fiends of Camp Hill. Known for their ‘real food’, Botanica keeps it simple yet healthy and hearty with their full and fresh salads, ensuring to nourish with every bite. Their strategy avoids complexities by maintaining a holistic approach to health while meeting the standards of convenience, affordability and style. Boasting a boutique salad bar and modern aesthetic, Botanica is ready to welcome those open to a new philosophy on food. BOTANICA REAL FOOD CAMP HILL MARKETPLACE 27 SAMUEL ST, CAMP HILL @BOTANICAREALFOOD BOTANICAREALFOOD.COM.AU
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Espial: to take notice, discover or find something new. This aura of excitement and inspiration is the thread sewn throughout this light-filled Camp Hill boutique. It’s no wonder the locals have continued to show their support for the friendly team at Espial for 10 years! You know the delightful moment when someone asks you where you got your earrings from because they absolutely love them and have to know where to pick up some for themselves? Espial specialises in stunning oneoff pieces that are both fine and feminine but also edgy and unique and they’re guaranteed to turn heads. Coupled with on-trend fashion that’ll have you feeling confident and ohso chic and eclectic interior décor pieces, including the incredible ceramic masterpieces by JONES & CO to introduce some warmth to your home, Espial is everyone’s happy place.
Indulge in delicious bites, spruce up your mane, nourish your body or pick up delightful trinkets - it’s the suburb that’s got it going on!
ESPIAL SAMUEL VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE SHOP 5, 25 SAMUEL STREET, CAMP HILL P 3843 4000 @ESPIALINTERIORS ESPIAL.COM.AU
THE EYEWEAR SHOP If you’re looking for upmarket eyewear with a personality to match, look no further than The Eyewear Shop, located in the Camp Hill Marketplace. Led by experienced Optometrist, Stuart Macfarlane, the team has over 50 years combined experience in offering full-scope optometry. At The Eyewear Shop, you can rest-assured that the team will select quality designer frames and premium optical products that suit you and your lifestyle. Some of their incredible boutique brands include: Anne et Valentin, Furla Face a Face, Carter Bond, Jono Hennessey, Xavier Garcia, Roger Design, Maui Jim, Ronit Furst & Binoche. What are you waiting for?! Book your comprehensive eye exam today.
THE EYEWEAR SHOP 25 SAMUEL STREET, CAMP HILL P 3395 4105 THEEYEWEARSHOP.COM.AU
4152 PLACE REAL ESTATE COORPAROO Reputation speaks volumes when it comes to real estate and this is where Andrew Bradley has gone beyond the white picket fence, after a rewarding 15 years in the industry. With no sign of slowing down as the Director of Place Coorparoo, Andrew is committed to not only his clients, but the inner workings of his team by supporting their ever-growing skillset. This sort of dynamic is something that can only be flourished by a solid foundation, which Andrew established himself after his first investment property in Greenslopes. From there, Andrew’s devotion and property perspicuity became permanent. From a passion project to a curated career, Andrew blames enticing architectural adventures he’s a witness to, and assisting people in establishing their own real estate avenues as the driver
to continue. Many of their clients are new to the property-game and turn to the team at Place Coorparoo for their expertise in investment properties, renovation prospects and leadership when establishing a property portfolio. Something important to note is that their services are not limited to just the Coorparoo area with their comprehensive area knowledge extending to Camp Gill, Carina, Carindale, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Mount Gravatt East and surrounds, Gumdale and through to Brisbane’s Bayside. Place Real Estate Coorparoo has established themselves as key players in the industry with a list of luxury properties and an inventory of investment opportunities, awaiting budding buyers. PLACE REAL ESTATE COORPAROO SAMUEL VILLAGE, 4/152 BOUNDARY ROAD, CAMP HILL P 3107 2111 EPLACE.COM.AU/OFFICE/COORPAROO
NODO Nodo is a bakery café like no other. Pronounced “no-dough”, you’ll find a selection of beautiful baked goods free of gluten and made with plenty of ethical ingredients and artisan methods. Renowned for their “baked and not fried” gluten free donuts, Nodo has built a delicious institution amongst people who enjoy eating healthy and wholesome food. Each item on the menu is made in house from scratch including breads, buns and their signature dishes such as the Crab Shack Benedict, Sourdough Hotcakes and Kimchi Cheeseburger. With specialty coffee from Coffee Supreme and rotating single origins from roasters such as Market Lane, it’s the perfect breakfast, brunch or lunch spot. Open 7am-4pm Monday to Friday and 7am-3pm on weekends, bring the family or even your furry friend to enjoy their always gluten free seasonal menu. NODO 25 SAMUEL ST, CAMP HILL MARKETPLACE P 3184 4200 NODODONUTS.COM
THE OLD SEVEN For those who enjoy the decadence only afforded by the best cheeses and the richest of wines, there’s nothing better than finding a French café and wine bar that offers both. With a wine list that climbs into the hundreds, over 50 cheeses from around the world and the best Rosé selection in Brisbane, The Old Seven earns its reputation twice over for decadent wine paired with its signature black truffle, English cheddar, swiss gruyere, cheesy jaffle and local honey from Seven Hills. The intimate atmosphere and fancy fromage perfectly pair with both small and large groups. For functions, newly opened cellar bar La Cave is the perfect place to indulge. THE OLD SEVEN 567 OLD CLEVELAND RD, CAMP HILL P 3398 1853 @THE.OLD.SEVEN
DUO PILATES After recently relocating to a new Camp Hill studio, Duo Pilates has continued to strengthen the bodies of Brisbane with their specially designed classes. Using resistance-based movements and Pilates small equipment, owner and instructor Alex takes pride in her fresh and innovative approach, creating variety in each class and reinvigorating clients. Noted by the likes of Lorna Jane and Women’s Health, Duo Pilates has established an admired reputation for their overall holistic approach. Stop by to see the new studio for yourself and speak with Alex and the team. It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, ready to accommodate all abilities. DUO PILATES 4/6 NEWMAN AVENUE, CAMP HILL P 0432 610 304 DUOPILATES.COM.AU
FLUID THE COLOR SALON Fluid the Color Salon offers a New York touch to the streets of Camp Hill as their Director Trish brings brilliant experience straight from New York Fashion Week. Trish leads the talented team who specialises in – you guessed it – colour, and has been brightening the hair of Brisbane locals for over 11 years. Their reputation speaks volumes with their expertise spanning beyond their artistry of colouring but styling too. Whether it is a latest trend or a regular trim, the Fluid team assures clients are able to manage and wear their new look day-in and day-out beyond the salon floor. If you’re after a bit of inspo, one flick through their social pages @fluidcolor showcase Fluid’s extraordinary talent of colour correcting and reinvigorating deep hues. We’re talking electric blues, rosy pinks and enviable toned tresses.
Coloured hair also doesn’t have to mean damaged hair and that’s why the salon uses and promotes O&M products, so hair nourishment and nutrition isn’t compromised. Speaking of nourishment, the salon prioritises sustainability and earth-friendly acts and procedures, without compromising a luxe salon experience and quality of work. As part of Sustainable Salons Australia, Fluid is able to guarantee that up to 95% of their salon waste is diverted from landfills and waterways and is either recycled or repurposed. Make sure to follow Trish and her team to see their first class work in action in Camp Hill and beyond with the O&M Team FLUID THE COLOR SALON 3/8 MARTHA STREET, CAMP HILL P 07 3398 6945 FLUIDSALONS.COM
F45 CAMP HILL After opening the doors and joining the fitness tribe, the team at F45 Camp Hill have worked hard to create an inclusive and healthy community. Whether you’re looking to lose those stubborn muffintops or strengthen the mind and body for everyday movement and living, the crew at F45 encourages clients to workout effectively and efficiently. Their classes may be hard-work, but the vibe and support make getting fit, fun – as impossible as that sounds! Plus, the resulting endorphins will do their thing. Enjoy a range of classes to spice up your routine while seeing the results in no-time. F45 CAMP HILL 2A/20-26 EVA ST, CAMP HILL P 0421 087 007 F45TTRAINING.COM.AU/CAMPHILL
INDIGO CUT AND COLOUR A visit to Indigo Cut and Colour is much more than just a hair refresh – it’s an opportunity to completely treat yourself. You’ll enjoy complimentary refreshments (including wine and cheese on late nights!) as you discuss your hair goals with your highly skilled stylist, who will work their magic on your tresses using products from runway-favourite, Redken. Indigo has made Style’s cut in both Brisbane’s Best Hair Stylists and Best Hair Colourists, so you can rest assured that you’re in great hands. INDIGO CUT AND COLOUR 2/ 459 OLD CLEVELAND RD, CAMP HILL P 3398 8848 INDIGOCUTANDCOLOUR.COM.AU
CAMP HILL ANTIQUE CENTRE & TART CAFE What do Katy Perry, Toni Colette, Ben Cousins and Ernie Dingo have in common? They’ve all walked through the eclectic doors of the Camp Hill Antique Centre & TART Cafe and sat in the opulent mahogany leather armchairs, the perfect resting place to gaze at the enormity of the space. A self-confessed lover of stories, loud props and anything bright and colourful, owner Sarah Jane Walsh is extremely passionate about repurposing and up-cycling. Every piece in her little corner of Brisbane has history and a story to tell and to date, Sarah and her partner Paul Butler have up-cycled more than one-million items. Sarah is also heavily involved in the film and production industry and was recently commissioned by the Queensland Museum to set up a mid-century lounge room for their NASA exhibition, where you can sit and watch the moon-landing…just as the world did in 1969. A jewel in the Camp Hill crown, The Antique Centre also has a full service restaurant called Tart Cafe for that mid shop pit stop. CAMP HILL ANTIQUE CENTRE & TART CAFE 545 OLD CLEVELAND ROAD, CAMP HILL P 3843 4837 CAMPHILLANTIQUECENTRE.COM
How did he propose? When we got the keys to our first home. He took the ring out of the mail box while we were having photos taken with the ‘Sold’ sign. Ceremony and reception venue? Brisbane Racing Club. Describe the location and why you chose it... We were drawn to the Tote Room at Brisbane Racing Club. It’s a beautiful heritage listed building with the tote windows and red bricks. We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. I also loved the convenience of being able to have the ceremony and reception in the one location and this venue definitely had significance for Zac and I as this is the location where we kicked off our romance at Stereosonic in 2009. Favourite moment? When I was in the car and we were driving straight towards the ceremony. I remember the beginning of the day it all seemed so surreal. It wasn’t until we were driving down, and I saw all our friends and family, my future husband and my beautiful dogs standing there that I actually clicked that this was my wedding!
MY BIG DAY
Rochelle & Zac DRESS | My mum
RINGS | Diamonds International PHOTOGRAPHER | White Fox StudiosÂ FLOWERS | Party Petals by Christine Woods HAIR AND MAKEUP | That Face Artistry CATERING | Brisbane Racing Club CAKE | Family BAND OR MUSIC | Gold Coast Dj Entertainment SONG YOU WALKED DOWN THE AISLE TO | Hold by Vera Blue HONEYMOON | New York & Mexico BRISBANE RACING CLUB EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE 230 LANCASTER RD, ASCOT P 3268 2171 BRC.COM.AU
wedding venue are you?
We spoke to Victoria Park about their dreamy wedding venues.
ictoria Park is Brisbaneâ€™s number one wedding destination, with over 150 couples choosing to get married under their sparkling chandeliers, surrounded by the lush green gardens and city views each year. Named Best Wedding Venue QLD 2019, Victoria Park has five premier wedding spaces to choose from, all available for both ceremony and reception. Read on to find out which wedding venue is right for you! VICTORIA PARK WEDDING VENUE HERSTON RD HERSTON P 3252 0666 VICTORIAPARK.COM.AU/WEDDINGS
A NATURE LOVERS DREAM The Garden Marquee Welcome 50-100 guests to your picturesque wedding, surrounded by garden and city views.
WEDDING OF THE CENTURY The Marquee This crown jewel seats 120-400 guests under French chandeliers in a permanent marquee. Enjoy your wedding with sparkling city views.
HEIGHT OF ELEGANCE The Ballroom Give your guests that wow factor surrounded by floor to ceiling timber beams, chandeliers, and a marble bar. Perfect for 60-180 guests. 46
A reflection of the scorched glow of the Australian landscape at dawn, Kimberly pink diamonds are a natural beauty. Combined with the award-winning contemporary design by Argyle Diamonds, it’s little wonder pink diamonds are one of the most requested investment pieces. As part of their month-long celebration of Pink Kimberly and of Rio Tinto unearthing these stunning diamonds, Argyle is holding a Pink Diamond Investment Day on Wednesday 7th August. They also house an incredible range of Australian Argyle White Diamonds and Australian Chocolate Diamonds, along with their ranges of beautiful jewellery. ARGYLE JEWELLERS WESTFIELD GARDEN CITY SHOP 1337, MOUNT GRAVATT P 3349 0212 ARGYLEJEWLLERS.COM.AU
SOPHISTICATED INDULGENCE The Ruby Apartments, a beautiful new holiday apartment complex in Surfer’s Paradise is the perfect base for a local escape. For couples wanting a romantic retreat, there is a luxury pool, gym, sauna and steam room plus plenty of entertainment throughout the day from cocktail-making classes and wine and cheese tasting to live music and cooking demonstrations. So, whether you want to head out and enjoy activities and attractions around Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast or just stay put and enjoy cocktails by the pool, your stay at Ruby is sure to add sparkle. THE RUBY COLLECTION 9 NORFOLK AVE, SURFERS PARADISE P 5689 4300 THERUBYCOLLECTION.COM.AU
Uniquely located on the stunning Noosa River, boasting spectacular water views and amazing sunsets, the award-winning Noosa Boathouse offers a truly unique setting for your perfect Noosa wedding. Cross the fairy-light lined boardwalk and
amongst the three-level floating boathouse, you will discover three absolute waterfront wedding spaces to choose from. These include the Eastern Deck on the first level, River Room on the middle level and the Sunset Bar on the top level. We cater for weddings AUGUST 2019
of all styles and sizes, including intimate affairs, cocktail parties, sit down dinners as well as on-site ceremony options and engagement parties. Each space dishes up local produce courtesy of the kitchen team led by Chef Shane Bailey. Noosa Boathouse showcases a modern Australian menu that lets seasonal produce shine and offers a strong emphasis on locally harvested produce, fresh seafood and quality beef, combined with a great wine selection and fantastic service. Our private jetty also allows guests the option of a Noosa River Sunset Cruise and exclusive direct access by boat to the reception from your ceremony location. To create the perfect day, that’s sure to impress your guests, contact the Noosa Boathouse wedding team today. NOOSA BOATHOUSE 194 GYMPIE TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE P 5440 5070 NOOSABOATHOUSE.COM.AU
The Joinery Architecturally designed with a striking lattice façade, warehouse-style interior and an expansive uninterrupted event space, The Joinery in West End is a blank canvas primed for the most inspired wedding creations. With high-end contemporary design accents juxtaposed against a raw, industrial backdrop, the space can be transformed to dazzling effect for all manner of wedding styles;
modern luxe, whimsical wonderland, rustic romance, urban chic or high glam. The soaring ceiling and exposed rafters beg for elaborate hanging floral chandeliers and twinkling lights or for the truly adventurous, how about an aerial silk performance? The versatile space can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and a variety of wedding formats; an intimate combined ceremony
A Darling Affair Pass the champagne! The wedding fair for fun, unique and creative couples is here… A Darling Affair is due to host its next wedding fair in Brisbane on 27 October and is anticipated to be the new go-to fair for creative couples seeking out unique, local and exciting vendors for their big day. After recognising a gap in the market for wedding fairs that steer away from overwhelming, cookie cutter themes and styles, A Darling Affair has exploded onto the scene in all its colour, vibrance and unique inspirations. Modern brides and grooms are embracing individuality for their big day, but still appreciate the ease that a wedding fair offers. This is where A Darling Affair shines. Now in its second year after a redirection
under new owner Khesanh Brock, the fair is becoming a powerhouse of contacts and inspiration from local, unique and quality vendors of South East Queensland and across Australia. Last year’s fair attracted an excited crowd of brides and grooms from near and far and this October is on track to bring even more excitement to the table. With over 60 vendors, each carefully chosen for their individuality, Queensland and Northern New South Wales brides and grooms can look forward to seriously tackling that to-do list, all in a fun, exciting and inspiring space. A DARLING AFFAIR, 27 OCTOBER 2019 THE WAREHOUSE, 8 MCLACHLAN ST FORTITUDE VALLEY P 0433 722 294 ADARLINGAFFAIR.COM
and reception with your nearest and dearest, a cocktail-style celebration to dance the night away, or a decadent three-course sit-down reception. Weddings at The Joinery feature exclusive use of the fully air-conditioned venue, complete event customisation with the ability to source external styling and hire components as well as venue management, including assistance coordinating your event and supplier recommendations. Catering is supplied exclusively by The Joinery’s renowned on-site caterer, with all menus custom designed to suit a couple’s wedding style, taste and budget. There is even a BYO alcohol option, enabling couples to supply their own special tipples befitting the occasion. There’s not a detail missed when choosing to hold your wedding at this truly bespoke venue. THE JOINERY 244 MONTAGUE ROAD, WEST END P 3844 2244 THEJOINERYWESTEND.COM.AU
Wedded BLISS FROSTED INDULGENCE
YESTERDAY CREATIVE LETTERPRESS Your invitations are the opening statement to your wedding day. Yesterday Creative know the value of a perfectly crafted invitation and are Brisbane’s answer to beautifully printed wedding stationery. With a love for traditional letterpress and foil printing, custom illustration and typography, this award winning studio offers a range of luxurious cotton papers, each sheet individually embossed with your one-off design on their antique presses. Neisha and Taylor aim to inspire throughout the entire design process, even welcoming couples in on print day to see the first of their invitations come off the press. The craftsmanship and service offered by the team is unmatched and truly bespoke to every couple.
If there’s a time for indulgence, it’s certainly during a wedding and with Frosted Indulgence you can have your cake and eat it too, without compromising on taste, quality and of course design. As a privately owned business, Frosted Indulgence are on a personalised journey with the to-be married couple to ensure their cake dreams come true all the while stress and complexities are held at bay. Boasting 27 delectable flavours to choose from including caramel, honey and pistachio with white chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce filling, your delightful cake will taste just as good as it looks. FROSTED INDULGENCE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, HOLLAND PARK P 0404 867 749 FROSTEDINDULGENCE.COM.AU
YESTERDAY CREATIVE LETTERPRESS 39/344 BILSEN ROAD, GEEBUNG P 3189 1528 YESTERDAYCREATIVE.COM
Aquarius Health & Medispa Step outside of the box and experience a 2019 World Luxury Spa Award Winner at Aquarius Health and Medispa - just imagine having your hen’s, buck’s or even a wedding here! The team at Aquarius can offer a luxury space in which to hold your event in style. While celebrating, you’ll have the chance to experience our bathhouse which includes a 22m heated pool and Steam Room. There are also saunas and hot and cold magnesium plunge pools for the men and women if you need to heat up or cool down! Whether it be for a pampered hen’s party or wedding day preparations, Aquarius Health and Medispa has a treatment menu
ready to bless any budding bride and help get her glow-on. Offering a range of therapies including massages, facials and body treatments, the menu is designed to delight any girls group for an afternoon of pampering. The Aquarius team can curate custom packages featuring selected key treatments fit for a woman-to-wed and her right-hand ladies. We offer catering from between 2-250 and a fully licensed bar, perfect for the opportunity to lubricate the party goers and enjoy your celebrations late into the night. AQUARIUS HEALTH & MEDISPA 2/70D MARY STREET, BRISBANE CITY 1/220 MELBOURNE STREET, WEST END P 3009 5111 AQUARIUSHEALTHMEDISPA.COM.AU
RING IN SPRING WITH
Spaghetti and Swing
It’s Brisbane Festival season from 6 – 28 September and this year’s program is both boldly Brisbane and gloriously global with more than 500 performances across the city.
mongst the many highlights from the program – tantalisingly arranged into three themes: REVELS, REVELATIONS and ROMANCES – is Swing on This, a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics, from Sinatra and Bublé, to rock and pop hits from Farnham, INXS and The Proclaimers. Starring four of Australia’s leading men of stage and screen including Brisbane’s own Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia) with Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Evita), Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Mary Poppins) LUKE KENNEDY and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, Hacksaw Ridge), Swing on This is set to raise the roof of The CourierMail Spiegeltent for five performances only 7 – 11 September. To toast an evening of well-swung hits, South Bank’s celebrated The Spaghetti House Trattoria has joined forces as an official Swing on This partner, offering the ultimate pre or post-show pasta-party venue. The Spaghetti House invites Brisbane Festival
revellers to join the party with a 10% discount on their total bill from 7 – 11 September on presentation of a valid Swing on This ticket. Swing On This plays Saturday 7 - Wednesday 11 September in The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent at Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, South Bank. The Spaghetti House Trattoria is open 7 days from 11.30am till late. SPAGHETTI HOUSE CORNER OF LITTLE STANLEY, GREY AND GLENELG ST, SOUTH BANK P 0428 741 249 SPAGHETTIHOUSE.COM.AU BRISBANEFESTIVAL.COM.AU
S W I N G ON TH I S STA R L U K E K E N N E D Y SER V ES U P H I S TOP -P I CK DISHES F R OM TH E SPAG HETTI H OU SE TR ATTORIA MENU. Entrée: Spaghetti House’s Calamari Fritti is my favourite calamari I’ve had anywhere. Ever. It’s beautifully tender and the batter is light and flaky. Main: I can’t go past the Ragu D’agnello - slow cooked lamb ragu with pappardelle. The lamb melts in your mouth and the Napolitana sauce is rich, flavoursome and hearty. Dessert: I don’t often do dessert at Spaghetti House as I’m normally too full from my first two courses, but when I do I always go for the Panna Cotta. Sweet and creamy and sent from heaven. To Drink: I often start with a Negroni. It’s the favourite drink of Spaghetti House owner Claire Parviz, so you know it’s going to be sensational every time. From there I will move on to the Pico Maccario ‘Lavignone’ Barbera. It’s a smooth, dry red which goes perfectly with the ragu.
Following Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ decision to move its headquarters from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, Style had the exclusive opportunity to be present during the delivery of the first Bespoke Cullinan, during an event held at the City Winery in Brisbane. Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV makes super-luxury off-roading a reality, and is the pinnacle SUV thanks to its unique combination of refinement, comfort and off-road ability.
oday, high-riding vehicles are in great demand and are vastly desirable for their stylish design and luxury appeal. Rolls-Royce’s first-ever all-wheel drive SUV is no exception, with the highest levels of craftsmanship, a decadent interior and high-tech sophistication for the most discerning of SUV buyers. “Cullinan, named after the world’s largest gem-quality diamond ever found, is the first SUV offering from RollsRoyce. It is a true off-roader that makes luxury travel Effortless, Everywhere, and takes anywhere between six to nine months to commission, depending on the level of Bespoke requested by a patron,” Andrew Jackson, Brand Manager at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Brisbane says. Cullinan is Supreme Liberty objectified, with many technical features that enable owners to explore new roads and forge new ground. With a simple touch of Cullinan’s ‘Off-Road’ button, the car transforms into a rough-terrain warrior, adjusting the suspension and accelerator mapping settings to suit different grip levels. The 8-speed ZF transmission is enhanced with RollsRoyce’s SAT (Satellite-Aided Transmission) technology, which uses GPS data to read road conditions ahead and anticipate the need to shift gears. This in turn creates a much smoother journey, what Rolls-Royce calls their ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. Cullinan is underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s own aluminium spaceframe, called the Architecture of Luxury and not shared by any other brand in the wider BMW Group. The architecture, which is scalable for size and
purpose, sees duty in Cullinan with increased rigidity to handle different landscapes with optimum agility. Luxuries such as heated and ventilated seats with massage functions, a full-suite of driver assistance features and even cutting-edge technology like Laser headlights make the driver’s seat of Cullinan the most comfortable place to be, no matter what conditions are like outside. As with every Rolls-Royce, Bespoke possibilities are near limitless. Choose from 44,000 different colours and paint finishes, or from millions of leather combinations. One can even decide how the seats are arranged in the car! “Cullinan is available in two seating configurations, a Bench format which allows for five passengers, as well as a unique four-seater Individual format that also incorporates a centre console with an integrated decanter and wine cooler,” Andrew says as he explains the car. “Cullinan broadens the appeal of Rolls-Royce more than ever, as it is the perfect super-luxury SUV companion for families and those with adventurous spirits. Take it to the beach, or climb some sand dunes, all in the comfort of your Bespoke SUV.” From producing less than 1,000 cars in 2004, RollsRoyce Motor Cars has more than quadrupled its output to a record of 4,107 cars in 2018. Worldwide demand for Rolls-Royce’s super-luxury offerings continue to increase, and Cullinan is predicted to be a volume seller for the marque in 2019. ROLLS-ROYCE BRISBANE 800 ANN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3853 0200 ROLLS-ROYCEMOTORCARS-BRISBANE.COM
Graceville, Sherwood & Rocklea TIME HOME LOANS Specialising in residential property lending, Patrick is passionate about working with people within the inner west. From first home buyers through to investors, Time Home Loans has a wide range of clients wanting to get their hands on the right piece of property. “Our service doesn’t finish when the loan settles; keeping on top of this (client contact) means clients don’t wake up two years later and find they are paying thousands more than they need to,” he says. TIME HOME LOANS 2/17 LYTTON RD, EAST BRISBANE P 3197 0888 M 0436 371 915 W TIMEHOMELOANS.COM
ANN-KARYN FRASER PLACE ESTATE AGENTS No matter the market, Ann-Karyn is your agent for success. As a specialist of the local 4075 area and with more than a decade of experience selling prestige property throughout the Western suburbs of Brisbane, Ann-Karyn Fraser has a reputation for achieving the area’s highest sales prices. “When it comes to the property market, Brisbane is booming,” she says. With this, Ann-Karyn is ready to assist potential buyers and sellers and lend her experience and honest approach to property opportunities. PLACE NEW FARM 5/572 BRUNSWICK ST, NEW FARM P 0419 708 094 AK@EPLACE.COM.AU
VICTOR SCOT Perched amongst the leafy suburb of Graceville, Victor Scot is an enchanting Brisbane treasure full of beautiful things. With an inventory of carefully selected gifts and distinctive homewares, your next occasion will be complimented with a unique, stylish, sophisticated and thoughtful piece. Owner Lorinda Hepple focuses on creating beautiful spaces that you can enjoy and be inspired by while sharing in the story behind the collections. When you visit Victor Scot you’ll be delighted by the unique and diverse range of gift giving pieces that are traditionally hard to find. Always find the perfect gift for that someone special in your life. VICTOR SCOT 399 HONOUR AVENUE, GRACEVILLE P 3379 3330 VICTORSCOT.COM.AU
PAIN SLAYERS GRACEVILLE PHYSIOTHERAPY Say so long to aching muscles and joints! With a rich history dating back to April 1990, Graceville Physiotherapy now operates with nine physiotherapists, one remedial massage therapist, two sports trainers and four customer relations staff. With core values that include connection, education and support, the team is all about connecting with the community and educating them in how to move well and stay well. Providing women’s health support, pre and post pregnancy care and sports physiotherapy, they are keeping people active and moving, no matter their age or ability. After all, everyone deserves to have access to exceptional care – not just elite athletes! PAIN SLAYERS GRACEVILLE PHYSIOTHERAPY, GRACEVILLE QUARTER LEVEL 2 / 296 OXLEY RD, GRACEVILLE P 3278 1186 GRACEVILLEPHYSIO.COM.AU
ANYTIME FITNESS You may be able to get fit anytime, but not just anywhere. It takes a great team, welcoming atmosphere and warm community to keep you motivated and that’s where Anytime Fitness Rocklea is kicking goals. It can be a daunting enough experience starting off at a new gym but the daunt will turn into delight thanks to Laura and the team. As a Style reader, receive a 14 day complimentary membership to give the gym a go for yourself. Redeem the offer by visiting: anyf.gifts/14d-rocklea. ANYTIME FITNESS ROCKLEA 2/385 SHERWOOD RD, ROCKLEA P 0407 603 903 ANYTIMEFITNESS.COM.AU/GYMS/AU-1514/ROCKLEA-QLD-4106
MARGI’S OF GRACEVILLE Styling and dressing the women of Graceville for over 20 years, Margi’s of Graceville has grown into an institution amongst locals for her on trend labels from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Find Marccain, Mela Purdie, Brax, Joseph Ribkoff, Trelise Cooper, Paula Ryan, Verge, Monari, Pom and Meredith gracing the racks of the shop for you to peruse. Specialising in travel, wedding, work and casual outfits backed up by amazing customer service and product knowledge, Margi loves nothing more than styling her clientele. “My favourite part of running my own business is helping women of all ages find an outfit that they love, feel confident in and can’t wait to wear. It’s in an environment that’s comfortable, relaxed and a memorable experience,” she says. Find a unique piece to step out in for your next special occasion or something on trend to feel fabulous on the weekend; it’s the perfect destination for your next shopping trip. MARGI’S OF GRACEVILLE SHOP 1/409 HONOUR AVENUE P 3278 0366 MARGISOFGRACEVILLE.COM.AU
NEW SPRING SEASON MELA PURDIE AVAILABLE IN STORE NOW
Known as the epicenter of fresh produce in Queensland, Brisbane Markets® in Rocklea celebrates local farm fresh ingredients, premier pop-up food venues, local entertainment and retail stalls for market lovers every weekend.
BRISBANE NIGHT MARKET On Fridays at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, get amongst Brisbane’s best food trucks and vendors from 4-10pm as Brisbane Night Market comes to life with food, drinks, kids’ entertainment, artisan gifts and lifestyle products to browse and buy. Until 23 August, Brisbane Night Market is holding a Fire & Ice Food Festival, so be sure to get along to this spectacle of food, theatre and amusement for the whole family! Cost: $2.50 per adult with free entry for children under 15
SATURDAY FRESH MARKET Held at 250 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, experience the Saturday Fresh Market every Saturday from 6am-12 noon, boasting Brisbane’s largest fresh food and lifestyle market with over 220 stalls offering a vast selection of fruit and vegetables, quality meats, fresh cut flowers, baked goods and a huge range of indoor and outdoor plants. Cost: $1 for pedestrian entry and $4 for vehicles 56
SUNDAY DISCOVERY MARKET If you’re passionate about up-cycling or collecting, on Sundays discover Brisbane’s biggest trash and treasure market at the Sunday Discovery Market with fellow bargain hunters from 6am-12 noon each week at 250 Sherwood Road, Rocklea. Cost: $1 for pedestrian entry and $4 for vehicles
PARKING Free parking is available at the multi-level car park next to the Puma Service Station.
BRISBANE MARKETS SHERWOOD ROAD, ROCKLEA P 3915 4277 BRISBANEMARKETPLACE.COM.AU
SUPERIOR FRUIT Leaders in all things fresh and flavoursome on the market, Superior Fruit has been family owned since the 1980’s, bringing the locals of Graceville versatile and quality produce decade after decade. From humble beginnings, the Maniatis family’s quality food and originality are a reflection of their success and unique flavours making Superior fruit a lifeline of the community. With a rich passion for food and strong Greek heritage, this is one family business encouraging everyone to come in, explore and feel inspired to get creative in the kitchen! SUPERIOR FRUIT 365 HONOUR AVE, GRACEVILLE P 3379 7508 SUPERIORFRUIT.COM.AU
ANANAS ESPRESSO South of Brisbane and offering seriously good food and brews, Ananas Espresso is a friendly, casual space where locals meet to catch up over an excellent Genovese coffee. Known for their delicious, simple and fresh ingredients, especially their lemon and blueberry muffins, their corn and ricotta fritters and savoury mince are worth indulging in your weekend brunch habit. But it’s not just the grub that keeps people coming back to Ananas, with the food mirroring the great staff and service. Grab yourself a coffee and enjoy the delicious homemade eats! ANANAS ESPRESSO 4 CENTRAL AVE, SHERWOOD P 0428 989 496 ANANASESPRESSO.COM.AU
SNAP FITNESS 24/7 SHERWOOD Say goodbye to lacklustre gym visits and say hello to a state of the art 24-7 fitness club offering a wide range of health and fitness solutions. With a specialised Group Fitness Room including the likes of Barre Attack, Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mill CX Worx, Yoga, Zumba, Boxfit and more, Snap Fitness Sherwood is changing people’s lives one lunge at a time. Curious? We recommend enquiring to receive your 7-day free pass or kickstart your fitness with their upcoming 6 Week Challenge running from 2 September until 14 October. SNAP FITNESS 24/7 SHERWOOD 689 SHERWOOD RD, SHERWOOD P 0426 706 311 SNAPFITNESS.COM/AU/GYMS/SHERWOOD
grace IN Graceville
Mother and daughter duo and owners of Hunter & Scout and Botellón know how to serve up great food and even better hospitality. Every bit the locals born and bred in Graceville, Trish and Maddison never planned on entering the foodie-game but the adventure kicked-off so organically, they ran with it.
hen seeking a new career path, Trish decided to open Hunter & Scout to let her love for food come to fruition. With how fast great food was becoming a prominent part of our society, it was a no brainer to jump on the bandwagon. From a background in customer service, Trish took the opportunity to provide Graceville with the ultimate mix of a graceful and personal experience with a menu to admire. To add an extra bit of personality into the recipe, her daughter Maddison joined in on the adventure and swapped her nursing knowledge for exciting eats. Hunter & Scout soon grew from a resounding success, encouraging Maddison to venture out on her own and open Botellón Bar in Graceville, both restaurants complimenting each other while expressing
both Trish and Madison’s eye for fashion and style with the interiors finished in luxe detail. Although mixing family with food on a business level can sound daunting, the power duo have made it work and attribute the comfort of their relationship in being honest with each other without feeling the need to tip-toe around the issues that arise. Their relaxed approach to the projects and working with each other is reflected in the ambience of both venues, offering a light, warm and welcoming air as you walk in the door. But, let’s get to the fare – their signature food and drink. What’s all the fuss about? HUNTER & SCOUT 7/327 HONOUR AVE, GRACEVILLE P 3379 4527 HUNTERANDSCOUT.COM.AU BOTELLÓN 1/327 HONOUR AVE, GRACEVILLE P 0428 121 003 @BOTELLON.BNE
H&S: Hash Brown Benedict Botellón: Eggplant chips and paella
H&S: Lychee Mojito Botellón: A Spanish red wine
H&S: Monday to Sunday 7am-3pm and dinner from 6.30pm every Friday and Saturday Botellón: Tuesdays 7am-2:30pm, Wednesday to Sunday 7am-10pm Must bring along: Your furry friend!
WIN A WORLD-CLASS ARTS WEEKEND AWAY WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL
PRIZE BREAKDOWN: A two night stay at FV by Peppers in a 1 Bedroom Apartment Foresters Hall, including WiFi, breakfast, in-house movies & valet parking. Valued at $898 Double pass to Communal Table on Saturday 21st at 7pm Valued at $200 Double pass to Blanc de Blanc Encore on Sunday 22nd at 7pm Valued at $150 Double pass to 1000 Doors Valued at $30 Double pass to Mzaza on Sunday 22nd at 5pm Valued at $66 Dining experience at Donna Chang Valued at $150 Brisbane Festival drink vouchers Valued at $50
TOTAL VALUE OVER $1,500
op the cork on a riotous champagnesoaked party, open the door on a tantalising glimpse into the unknown and experience the force and fury of passionate love as Brisbane Festival sets the city alight next month. Running from 6-28 September, Brisbane Festival is renowned and celebrated for connecting local and international artists and audiences through a captivating program of dance, comedy, theatre, music and more. We believe everyone deserves a dazzling weekend away from reality, so we’ve partnered with Brisbane Festival to offer one lucky reader just that. Together, we’re bringing you the opportunity to win a truly revel-worthy Festival experience.
This prize includes double passes to some of Brisbane Festival’s most jaw-dropping 2019 shows including Communal Table, Blanc de Blanc Encore, 1000 Doors and Mzaza. You’ll spend two nights at FV by Peppers in a 1 Bedroom Apartment Foresters Hall with valet parking, in-house movies, internet access and breakfast included. Still hungry for more? Get the full Brisbane Festival VIP experience with dinner at Donna Chang, a modern Chinese restaurant serving the very best local ingredients and creating inspired dishes that educate and excite. And stay hydrated with a fistful of drink vouchers redeemable at Brisbane Festival venue bars along the way! BRISBANEFESTIVAL.COM.AU
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CREATIVITY, SURGICALLY WITH
DR MATTHEW PETERS
any of us have an appreciation for art and design. Whether it be the visual impact or the cognitive challenge, there is something about the creativity involved that we enjoy and I see this in my patients. Pre-operatively I discuss with them in detail how I am going to perform their operation and yet the outcome, when visualised, creates a similar internal response. Plastic surgery, although based in science, is a very creative vocation. A recently retired mentor told me that it is a specialty involving a large toolbox full of acquired techniques – the trick being how and when to use them, and the examples are numerous. From excess skin around the tummy, to the thighs, arms and breasts after massive weight loss, it requires a combination of skin and fat excision, liposuction and muscle tightening to achieve a desirable functional and aesthetic outcome. Breast rejuvenation can also address concerns secondary to gravity, asymmetries, breast feeding, or hormonal changes can involve the use
of implants or fat transfer, alone or in combination with lift or reduction techniques to reposition existing tissues to achieve the required result. Breast reconstruction after cancer can be achieved with a patient’s own abdominal skin and fat if available, but when it isn’t, we have to rely on other options, including silicone implants. Management of a skin defect following a small cancer excision may require a skin graft or a flap, with science determining which would be the better match without causing a functional concern and creativity determining how to hide it. I am very fortunate to work in a field of medicine that allows me to mix science with art and design. Other disciplines have diagnostic and therapeutic machinery and medications while I have a pen, a ruler, and a toolbox full of tips and techniques handed down from generations of plastic surgeons before me. It’s how I use them that is the trick. VALLEY PLASTIC SURGERY 51 BALLOW ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3488 8118 VALLEYPLASTICSURGERY.COM.AU
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Brisbane women share their stories about the good, the complicated and everything in between. This month we discuss: anxiety.
MS SCAREDY-CAT COPING WITH MY ANXIETY IS THE HARDEST THING I’VE DONE.”
or me, the feeling and emotion of anxiety started at just five years of age. Obviously then, I had no idea what it was; I just recall feeling ‘scared’ but unable to describe what I was scared of. As I grew up, the feeling of anxiety grew with me. But it wasn’t until I was 12 years old that it began to consume me. Fortunately, with the undeniable support and love of my family, I was introduced to coping strategies that included: sleeping techniques, beginner’s meditation, consults with a child psychologist and staying focused on my passions. Coping with my anxiety has certainly been the hardest thing I’ve done. But, I’m grateful to have learnt techniques to combat it so that it never consumes me again. Although I’m confident that anxiety will always be prevalent in my life and something I need to consciously work on, I’m okay with it and have never felt happier or more at ease.
t took me visiting a psychic medium to realise that my partying lifestyle was causing me anxiety. My MondayWednesdays after the weekend used to be unbearable, I would be so anxious to the point of experiencing panic attacks. I visited a psychic (to discuss my future) MY PARTYING but the moment I sat down she jumped straight into my partying habits, which she LIFESTYLE GAVE linked to my anxiety. It was the craziest ME SEVERE experience, I hardly even told her my name ANXIETY.” and she spoke in such detail of certain episodes and dreams I had experienced. The session was almost like a form of therapy for me, I took onboard what she said and took control of my lifestyle. It’s been five months and my headspace is so much clearer.
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MS MAKING-CHANGES MY DAD HAS ALWAYS HAD A TOUGHEN UP APPROACH TO LIFE.”
y dad served in the Royal Australian Navy and always had a ‘toughen up’ approach to life. I don’t know what the statistics are around the whole nature versus nurture thing, but what I do know is that in the past when someone would tell me they were experiencing anxiety, that line would pop into my head. That mindset has definitely shifted in the past couple of years, though I have had to actively practice sensitivity. I myself don’t suffer with anxiety but a number of my colleagues do and I’ve gotta admit, it’s pretty confronting hearing their experiences with it. One thing that stuck out to me in those convos though was how I can help in situations where their anxiety might rear its ugly head – which is to simply ask, “What do you need?”. Thankfully I haven’t had the opportunity to try it out yet – but one day I might need to.
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I STILL FEEL SHAME OVER MY ANXIETY”
I I TREAT MY ANXIETY WITH ALL-NATURAL THERAPIES”
s a Journalist, many people wouldn’t know that my undergraduate degree is actually in nutrition. I studied in clinic for a year treating people for three common complaints: weight loss, low energy and anxiety. Every day I prescribed supplements and solutions for dealing with anxiety; I knew the science down pat, but I didn’t truly understand the human side to it. But my first year out of uni showed me it can really affect anyone. You never forget your first panic attack. I was driving in heavy traffic and suddenly my chest tightened, and I felt claustrophobic from all the cars beside me. My heart was racing, I was sweaty and shook and finally pulled over to vomit. I now understood what it felt like to have anxiety and was unsure when it would hit again. These days, my go-to treatment is magnesium and B vitamin powder, herbal teas and Rhodiola from my naturopath, and I’ve hardly seen anxiety rear its stressful head since.
f you met me, you’d never know I suffer with anxiety. Even some of my closest friends and colleagues don’t know the extent of my struggle. I can just hear everyone saying “oh, here’s another millennial with anxiety…” I can see them rolling their eyes. You see, I’ve felt anxious my entire life and if I’m honest, I still feel shame over it. Even though statistics show that millennials are among the most stressed group in history, I’ve never considered myself one of those numbers. I’m adamant that my anxiety doesn’t change me – I still believe I’m the same person at work as I am with my family and friends. But even though I’m open about my condition, my anxiety is still very much a private struggle. I found it hard to write about it here because there are so many facets to my anxiety; it’s complex, exhausting and unexpected. And that’s scary! Anxiety can be a very lonely condition, but everyone’s journey is different. And slowly but surely, I’m coming to be okay with it.
A Caring Smile Nervous about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Established 12 years ago, Dr Anne-Maree Cole had a vision to create a dental practice where patients feel comfortable and at ease that their teeth are in good hands. A leader in her field of neuromuscular and sleep dentistry, Dr Anne-Maree Cole lectures within Australia and internationally on a regular basis and prides herself on the compassionate nature of the team at James Street Dentists. “We often hear from people about how beautiful the practice is but it’s nothing without the
beautiful people who work in it and the care they provide to our patients,” she says. Inside the architecturally designed and awarded space, you’ll find four treatment rooms, two tranquillity rooms (used for muscle relaxation prior to certain dental procedures), workshop rooms, an in-house osteopath and orofacial myofunctional therapy services. There’s no role too small for the staff either, who are very flexible in their roles from concierge to barista, clinical administrator and into the laboratory, creating a kind and
respectful workplace. So, if you’re looking for a dentist who looks to understand you and provides true care with optimum outcomes, James Street Dentists welcome new patients for general and comprehensive dentistry. JAMES STREET DENTISTS 151 ROBERTSON ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3257 1577 JAMESSTREETDENTISTS.COM.AU
Beauty talk We chatted to much loved and local personality Sofie Formica about what she’s up to and what her beauty secrets are. So what are you up to now Sofie? Life is full and busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m especially loving my role as host of National Product Review and my continued involvement with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane, the new dealership is opening in Newstead and will be the largest in the southern hemisphere. We understand you are into all things natural and environmental. Tell us about what you’re doing in that space? I am particularly passionate about ecotourism and showcasing destinations in Australia that offer exceptional opportunities to reconnect people and places. I am currently developing new media projects and I am thrilled to be working alongside Tourism Noosa as an Ambassador for a region that I love. 64
Your appearance is important in your many media and hosting roles. How do you keep your skin looking so fresh? I often treat myself to some time at Brooklyn Beauty Bar and most recently have indulged in a series of Dermal Facial Cocktails. I have quite an uneven skin tone which is both inherited and as a result of years of sun damage. These treatments have really helped to brighten, clear, and even out my skin tone. I’m now able to wear minimal foundation (even for television) and my skin feels and looks smoother. Wow! What’s in it? Brooke, the owner of Brooklyn Beauty Bar, designs bespoke Dermal Cocktail Facials which are an innovative complex of highly STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
concentrated, biologically active ingredients. My personal cocktail is BB peptides, vitamin C, and amino acids that can penetrate the skin without traumatizing it, nourishing and restoring cells. I tell you it’s a game changer, it’s affordable, there is no downtime and I am loving the results. BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY & 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
Style Journalist Fiona Williams recently experienced The Brow & Skin Studio’s Divine PRO and total face rejuvenation treatment.
he Brow & Skin Studio has always showcased the best of the best treatments and equipment to deliver exceptional results and highquality skin to its clients and the Divine PRO is no exception. Boasting a worthy addition to the already outstanding treatments available at their Ashgrove space, owner Sherril Dalitz says the non-invasive treatment is a winning combination of clinically proven technologies. “Between dermal volumising, skin firming and wrinkle reduction with no surgery required, Divine PRO works hard to renew skin from the inside out.” My divine treatment started with a gentle cleanse of my skin followed by an Omnilux
LED Therapy for approximately 15 minutes, to stimulate collagen to encourage plumper, smoother skin and a healthy glow factor, and also increasing penetration of the Divine PRO treatment. With the warmness of the glow making me feel comfortable, my face was now ready for the Divine PRO treatment. Using TriPollar® technology and Dynamic Muscle Activation, the hand held device (much like a small face massager) slowly heats as Sherril moves it across sections of my face heating both the dermal and hypodermal layers of the skin. This deep heating encourages the production of collagen and elastin resulting in tighter and smoother skin. To finish, Sherril covers my face in an
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Enzyme treatment and it’s soothing as soon as it’s applied. It’s the perfect nourishing end to finish the total rejuvenation treatment. My skin is plump and smooth with a gorgeous glow about it. Never the type to be seen out of the house with no make-up, I’m inspired to let my natural skin be the feature on its own for once! The Brow & Skin Studio offer a full range of therapy and beauty treatments including brow styling, lash lifts and colours, peels, enzyme treatments, Cosmelan depigmenting, light therapy including Omnilux, medi skin treatments and microdermabrasion. THE BROW & SKIN STUDIO 496 WATERWORKS RD, ASHGROVE P 3366 0002 BROWANDSKINSTUDIO.COM.AU
WHOLESOME DENTISTRY with Dr Anne-Maree Cole
RELATIONSHIP ADVICE with Paul Baker
VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp
Tracking oral health
What is a Phlebologist?
If you’re like most people, you’re probably keeping track of your health and fitness – being mindful of calories in, calories out and how many steps you took today. But how is your oral health tracking? This is the question being asked during Dental Health Week August 5-11. Launched last year, Australia’s Oral Health Tracker is an annual national report card on the health of our mouths and how this impacts our overall health. It states that 70% of children aged 9-13 years consumed too much sugar and only 51% of adults brushed their teeth twice daily. It’s also alarming to see that from these results, 20% of adults have gum disease. Poor oral health can lead to pain, discomfort, hospitalisation, disease and may affect employment, community participation and quality of life. You can find out more about how healthy we are and how healthy we’d like to be at ada. org.au/oralhealthtracker and if you would like to know your personal oral health status, book a time to see one of our dental practitioners.
Boredom in a long-term relationship can be a typical by-product of sharing each other’s daily lives and can cause serious problems if not addressed. Whilst relationships typically flourish with passion and excitement in their early honeymoon period, those feelings may wane as you settle into your everyday routines. Don’t worry though, there are a few ways to help you get back some of that passion and enthusiasm you first felt when you became a couple. Avoiding boredom can simply be about making an effort to keep things fresh, avoiding complacency, and remaining individuals. One easy way to avoid boredom in a relationship is to have separate hobbies to each other. It’s important to have something for yourself. Having hobbies makes you more intellectually curious and gives you more to talk about, adding interest back into your relationship. This is a good start, but if you would like more help in making sure boredom doesn’t become a serious problem, talk to a professional coach at PBR Coaching.
A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor who has undergone post-graduate training to expertly diagnose, treat and where possible, prevent any form of venous disease. Seeing a phlebologist means you will get advice from a medical professional who is an expert in all things vein related and receive internationally recommended treatments. These modern procedures do not require hospitalisation, or a general anaesthetic and most importantly patient outcomes are much more successful than old-fashioned surgical stripping. The Leg Vein Doctor is Brisbane’s only devoted full-time phlebology practice and offers a wide range of non-surgical treatment options for varicose and spider veins at their Auchenflower clinic. Dr Nicholas Kemp was awarded a Fellowship at The World Congress of Phlebology in 2018 and has been treating veins for over a decade. He personally guides each patient through their individual treatment protocol and a full year of reviews.
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SPECIALTY COFFEE with Penny Wolff
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Dr John Barletta
STYLING TIPS with Mark Ferguson
Options abound when it comes to enjoying specialty coffee at your local café. Discerning customers of today can enjoy coffee in numerous brew styles, milk choices and a selection of beans from house blends to single origins. Throughout August, Wolff Coffee Roasters is delighted to be offering a range of new “signature drinks”, crafted to showcase Peter Wolff ’s unique roasting style, transparency of the cup, flavour notes and stories. This includes a delicious blueberry apricot filter batch brew on Ethiopian Gelena Abaya. Or for the coffee connoisseur, why not try either the Espresso Flight or Piccollo Flight on Wolff ’s two unique Haus Blends, Big Dog and Lil Red. Alternatively for those wanting to taste first hand our newest innovation, Instant Wolff, we will be brewing this on a spectacular Costa Rican Volcán Azul. Or perhaps a modern take on the affogato is up your alley, our version better known as the Popogato. Get your taste buds warmed up and extend your coffee palette.
For mental wellbeing, it is recommended to work close to home and our relationships should be typified by quality time together. However, many people have chosen the fly-in fly-out lifestyle (FIFO) that brings inevitable personal and relationship challenges. Discuss the commitment to your FIFO choice with your partner and together, write specific joint goals. Ensure you value this decision, and both agree on the benefits. Consider whether it is for a period of time or indefinitely. Explore how you will keep your connection going whilst you are apart, whether by phone, email, sending photos, watching the same movies, reading the same books or writing notes and leaving them for each other. When you are together, talk about what is and isn’t working so you can resolve challenges early. When you haven’t seen your partner for some time, let them see your enthusiasm for them. Be realistic about challenges so the financial and relationship’s rewards of the FIFO lifestyle can be enjoyed.
Recently, I flagged the sneaker trend becoming more acceptable and mainstream with a suit – not for the corporate nine to fivers, but the more creative industries for a casual desk to dinner ensemble. The fashionistas are now taking this a step further and are deconstructing the formality of the suit setup entirely, by taking the shirt out of the outfit with a bare chest on full show. Guy Sebastian sported the look freshly for the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards and rocked it. In a red double-breasted suit with the sleeves pushed up, a shorter tailored trouser with no socks and a loafer, the look was fresh and contemporary. To take this step, confidence is key. A shave, definition and preferably tanned skin will help you nail this look. Double breasted is the preferred style as it covers more of your body also. For those conservative readers and suit stylers, don’t fret, this is only an idea of what is happening in the world of menswear. For those who love the idea, now you know where to start.
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SOCIALS Tracy Kam, Matt Clarke, Anna and Ben Trowse
Vera Haddock and Stephen Williams
Sarah Werth, Naomi Spurway and Michelle Vasiliou
Mark Ferguson, Fiona and Pat Williams
Aaron and Sophie Benstead Madeline Smith and Corrina Louise
STYLE MEDIA 18th Birthday Covent Garden
To celebrate 18 years of Style, staff members and much-loved clients were treated to drinks, nibbles and dancing. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Style since day one!
Lisa and Angus Cameron
Rhonda Baker, Rebecca Cattell, Kathryn Edmonds and Bruce Thurtell
Michelle Pearson and Travis Dix Paul Johnston and Jonno Roussetos
Maddie Butterfield and Georgia Rankin
Dean McMillan and Jasmine Rolfe
Selau Mailata and Jennie Nation
An exclusive event hosted by Five Founders and created by awardwinning chef Richard Ousby, celebrated the launch of Australiaâ€™s first carbon neutral beef.
Alan Hunter and Margaret Lep
Tessa Boersma and Hannah Kilburn
Stephen Moore and James Carson
Kylie Lang and Jennifer Wainright
Donna Kirby and Sammie O'Brien Tim Johnson
Rob Oâ€™Connel and Crystal Russell
Lincoln Hoole, Ammie Watts, Craig Fox and John Collins
Wendy Lacey and Tye Shepherd
Sue McDonald and Marisa Vecchio
WINE & DINE’M Fortitude Music Hall
Wine & Dine’m Catering celebrated their 20th birthday at the new Fortitude Music Hall. Guests were treated to bubbles and beats at the Valley’s latest live-music venue.
Sharon Doyle and Michael Bott
Nick Merchant and Emma Tawse
Jessica Derrick and Leisa Bell
Mark Ferguson and Natalie D’Alessandro
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Tanielle Clark and Telicia Zeiger
Daniel Mayne and Judy Mayne
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Brisbane Appliance Sales hosted a wonderful party at their showroom to honour 30 years of hard work, passion and commitment to their family business. On the night they celebrated many memorable moments such as Daniel Mayneâ€™s 15 years work anniversary and the official retirement of Judy Mayne.
Candy Bar & 30th Birthday Cake
Kylie Fox and Leanne Bowes
David Foley, Shawn Egan, Martin Hames, Crystal Harris and Greg Hargreaves
SOCIALS Tom Scott, Cr Rod Kelly and Darren Black
Belinda Edwards, Roxanne Hopkins and Elizabeth Gehde
A jam packed weekend of delicious food, wine, beer and fun, the annual Regional Flavours Food & Wine Festival put on a sensational celebration of culinary entertainment.
Kobi Lagana, Coreena Duncan, Christina Laker and Nicole Scott Kate Donnellon, Bianca Turner and Andrew Donnellon
Alastair McLeod and Georgia Barnes
Janine Watson, Cr Krista Adams and Cr Fiona Hammond Reynold Poernomo, Dan Churchill, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston, Tessa Boersma, Christina Laker and Nicole Scott
Miguel Maestre and Lorraine Monforte
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The female body is glorious in all her many forms and Australian label Alisha MARAKI is a textural celebration of each and every one.
racing ‘The Next Gen’ runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, founder Alisha Yates designs to flatter bodies with exaggerated proportions. Each garment that wanders the street is only one of fifty and is hand marked with its unique make number to truly be something special worn again and again. With nearly a decade of experience in the fashion industry under her designer belt, Yates has noticed a lack of special occasion wear that compliments all women. Inspired by the hundreds of female figures she has fitted in her work as well as her own body proportions, she aims to eliminate this shortfall by utilising her in-depth knowledge of the female form to cater to the often overlooked fuller bust niche.
From the slender framed woman with wide hips to the fuller busted woman with the small waist, Alisha MARAKI is inclusive fashion that flatters the natural shape of a woman’s silhouette regardless of body ratio. The unique take on the traditional runway sizing has pieces available from sizes 8 through to 18 that are reformed by the brand’s innovative ‘busty’ sizing range. Each exclusive garment is hand marked by Yates and designed to be treasured for its comfort and quality so it can be worn to catch appreciative glances. Alisha MARAKI will be officially launching at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Festival’s ‘Next Gen’ show on August 28 – a celebration of the fresh, creative and avant-garde artistry that is set to be the future of fashion.
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ROOM Known for her perfectly plated plant-based eats, author, nutritionist and dietician Ellie Bullen (or Elsa’s Wholesome Life as she’s known online) let us into her bright and beautiful Palm Beach home on the Gold Coast. @ELSAS_WHOLESOMELIFE ELSASWHOLESOMELIFE.COM
What do you love about living on the Gold Coast? I love the lifestyle! Everyone is so active here so it’s really encouraging to get outside and enjoy the stunning beaches along the coast and keep fit. There is also plenty of great coffee shops and cafes, and access to fresh healthy food and markets. When did you move to Palm Beach? We moved back from Bali to our place in Palm Beach in January this year. Why is this room your favourite? I love our kitchen-dining-living space because it’s open plan, bright and minimalistic. Since I work from home running our business every day, I love that I can be at my desk, the kitchen, the dining and living all at once. It makes it very easy to jump from task to task and also makes
plenty of sense since I can go from typing up recipes on my computer to cooking a new dish for my blog. Tell us about some special pieces in the room you love? I am totally obsessed with our SMEG appliances, especially the FAB50 fridge. It really ties in our bright white theme and also brings some vintage beach vibes. Our big LRNCE vase is another favourite in the room. It was a gift from my sister who purchased it in Morocco for us and it’s really so unique. How do you think your style reflects your personality? Well I really like simplicity, minimalism with a pop of colour, and I think that is reflected in both of my clothing style and home styling. In terms of personality expression, since I am pretty mellow and relaxed mostly
(the simple minimalism) but can also have my moments of intense crazy excitement (the pops of colour). Next homeware purchase? We are on the hunt for a nice big circle rug to go under our dining suite and also an outdoor coffee table as we will be using that space so much more come summer time.
Spoil the little ones by decking out their first bedroom or nursery with inspiring and thoughtful decor to make their space cosy and comfortable. We’ve opted for neutral colours that won’t date or go out of style.
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ade from hardy canvas and stonewashed to perfection, this patchwork flag is one of many decorations perfect for any little ones’ bedroom. Symbolising peace and laid back vibes, the “war is dumb!” flag can be decorated on the wall or casually thrown on the lounge.
oft as a lamb’s coat, this plush rocker is cuddle-proof with sweetly embroidered facial features, all precisely shaped for soothing rocking.
he bassinet is a bespoke handmade item made especially for you. Hand-crafted from non-chemical treated materials, supporting Worn who also supports the planet as they plant a tree for every item sold.
ymbolising luck and power this hand crafted burlap elephant sculpture is a perfect gift for any style loving mumma. With three different size options (or buy in a set), you can find these stunning pieces along with many others at Parade in Wilston.
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ho chi minh CITY Style’s General Manager, Paul Johnston, recently swapped Brisbane’s winter for Vietnam’s warm weather and even warmer culture at The Reverie Saigon.
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Owned by Australian-born Vietnamese celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen, the Pork and Prawn Fresh Spring Rolls and the Smoked Duck and Galangal Salad are a must at Vietnam House Restaurant.
One of the most popular nightclubs in HCMC is Chill Skybar. This rooftop bar pumps out everything from down-tempo, chill out music to hip hop and dance music until about 4am.
The Ben Thanh Market is one of the oldest surviving structures in HCMC.
HCMC is well known for its French colonial buildings. First stop is the Notre-Dame Cathedral made entirely of materials imported from France, followed by the 19th century Central Post Office.
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rriving at Ho Chi Minh City’s airport is a chaotic whirl and culture shock. The accustomed humidity of Brisbane is nothing compared to what hits us immediately as we step off the plane. It’s 7am and the city is already pulsating with people, and most notably, motorbikes. There are almost as many bikes as people in this city of 8.6 million and we’re ready to be hauled along for the ride. Driving from the airport to the hotel we’re hit with a dizzying attack on the senses. It’s not just the sight of the motorbikes, but the sounds of horns, wave of sticky heat and most welcoming, the aromatic smells of Vietnamese street food. We arrive at The Reverie Saigon, located in the trendy District 1 area where we’re greeted in the local lingo, “xin chao” (pronounced zeen chow). The Reverie Saigon opened four years ago after taking ten years to build and it now offers an exclusive 60-foot Monte Carlo yacht for day trips on the Saigon River. And that’s only the beginning of the chic features offered by the hotel. The décor is something else with intricate interior details featured throughout. Wherever you walk you’re greeted with a visual feast from the floors to the ceilings, to the walls and even the furniture. Hotel Manager, Christina Von Wrede, gives us a full tour and we stride into the all-day dining room of Café Cardinal where we’re blown away by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the swimming pool and a Frenchinspired promenade. It’s not hard to see why The Reverie Saigon has been so well awarded, having won the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler number one spot for The Top Hotels in Asia. Each glorious morning started at Café Cardinal, with breakfast bursting with local flavor from wok-fried lobster with black peppercorn and options a little closer to home such as buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. Champagne was also offered, and we thought
it rude to decline. The indulgent visit wasn’t complete without stopping by the highly anticipated hotel spa where every ounce of stress and worry was melted away during a 90-minute Classic Vietnamese massage. See spaces you’ve never seen before paired with absolute superfluity, a stay at the Reverie Saigon is a true experience of luxury combined with the warmth and quintessential Vietnamese hospitality.
The Reverie Saigon 22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard & 57-69F Dong Khoi St Ho Chi Minh City | District 1 Vietnam
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While in Vietnam, Style’s own Paul Johnston couldn’t resist getting out of the hustle and bustle of inner Ho Chi Minh City and escaping to the beach resort of Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort.
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itting in the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is a whirlwind of pleasant chaos amidst the smiling faces of the locals, full of must-see sights and must-taste eats. However, just a two-hour drive from formerly known Saigon is the five-star Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort, and that’s where Vietnam really shines. Touted as Ho Chi Minh’s answer to New York’s Hamptons, this go-to retreat is attracting the well-heeled for a getaway that doesn’t miss a beat. After booking into our room 17 floors up and perusing the view, the swimming pool, beach and swim-up bar summoned us.
The resort houses three swimming pools with the main one right on the beach, seamlessly meeting the sand. Cocktails were the order of the day and the Vietnamese know how to shake them. Known as “the place to be” in Ho Tram, we quickly moved onto the Breeza Beach Club, hosting live music, DJs and a menu of seafood and modern Vietnamese cuisine with a western touch. Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort is a reasonably new addition to the Vietnamese coastline housing 152 rooms in the tower with sea views and 61 magnificent villas offer private swimming pools with the very best of
luxury furnishings. To balance out the holiday calories we hit the modern and well-equipped fitness centre. Running on a treadmill with a view of the resort and beach makes working out a pleasure. We couldn’t resist heading to the YHI, a sanctuary dedicated to beauty and well-being. We were pampered for an hour by highly trained local masseuses who really knew how to de-stress - as holidaying is so hard! As the sun set across the East Sea our stomachs yearned for dinner and we spent the evening at the finely decorated Muoi, translating to ‘salt’. Muoi specialises in traditional dishes with a modern twist and the intimate ambience stems from its classic interior defined by dark and earthy timber furnishings and customised mosaic floor tiles. Nearby, you’ll find an awarded “World’s Best New Golf Course”, the Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve and Binh Chau Hot Springs. Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort is an exclusive destination for a romantic getaway, wedding or is fully equipped for a group conference. Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort Coastal Road, Ho Tram Hamlet, Phuoc Thuan Commune, Xuyen Moc District Ho Tram, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province
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Forget hibernating through the cold winter months and head to a beautiful Balinese inspired resort without the plane ticket costs and hassles. Styler Sophie Benstead recently visited Casuarina on the Tweed Coast to soak up some winter sun for the ultimate couple’s weekend away.
n the heart of Casuarina you’ll find a resort set amongst palm fringed pools, lush greenery and all the comforts of home – welcome to Oaks Santai Resort Casuarina. Just twenty minutes’ drive from the Gold Coast airport or just shy of two hours’ drive from Brisbane city, you’ll find Casuarina a destination in itself as the perfect staycation. With sea breezes, sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s just the place to restore balance and enjoy a much-needed weekend away. Staying in a studio apartment with a plush kingsized bed and direct pool access, we arrived in the afternoon and made our way to the pristine beaches only a minute’s walk from the hotel at sunset. In the evening, we opted for a night in and made use of our private tranquil spa bath paired with a parcel of fish and chips for dinner
from Salt Village, about a 5-minute drive away, and dined in our private pool-view patio with a bottle of red wine in-hand. Awaking fresh from the previous evenings wind-down, the morning was spent under the pavilion with a free yoga session by the pool which the hotel offers every week, ensuring the start to your weekend is stress free. The resort is a haven of space and comfort, and after sipping lattes and eating eggs benedict from Salt Village we spent the rest of the day under a leafy cabana by the grand pool and basked in the winter sun – easy to be mistaken for Ubud. That evening we dined at the resort’s onsite restaurant, Spice Den. Dark, moody and lit with fire heaters, it’s the perfect spot for a dreamy date night. From beaches, bike hire, Bali vibes and brides, the Oaks Santai Resort Casuarina is the perfect couple’s getaway or family stay, as well as an idyllic coastal wedding ceremony setting. OAKS SANTAI RESORT CASUARINA 9 DIANELLA DR, CASUARINA, NSW, 2487 P 1800 882 360 SANTAI@THEOAKSGROUP.COM.AU
SP I CE DE N S TA ND OUTS Crunchy corn and coriander fritters (the chef recommends to wrap the fritters in iceberg lettuce and top with chilli jam), Papaya Salad, Vegetarian Panaeng Curry and Pat Prik King Bookings essential spiceden.com.au/casuarina
The European summer is in full-swing and it seems every second person is jetting off to bathe in the balmy heat of Greece, Italy, France and everywhere in between. With a trip under my belt this summer, here’s everything you need to know if you’re soon off on an Italian adventure, or if you want to enjoy a taste of Europe without the airfare right here at home.
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What’s your occupation? Digital Content & Creative Lead at Howard Smith Wharves. Describe your personal style… Classic with a romantic modern twist. Song on high rotation Leon Bridges – Good Thing Album. What’s the key to your success/happiness? As cliché as it sounds, balance. It took me a while to get there, balancing a career as well as my family. When I have a good balance of both I have learnt things happen just that little bit easier. Sum up a typical day for you… I am lucky enough in my role that no two days are ever the same! There is usually a combo of meetings, a photo shoot or two, turning around images as well as art direction, styling, and getting ready for large and small scale activations within the precinct and the brands that sit within them. I also consult on the side which keeps me very busy. 82
Favourite project you have ever worked on? I have been extremely lucky to work with some amazing brands such as Tiffany & Co, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue Living but I would say my current project is my favourite to date. I got to witness Howard Smith Wharves go from being a big dream to now a reality that the whole of Brisbane can enjoy, it’s pretty satisfying to have had a role in it. One fashion brand to wear for the rest of your life? It’s a three-way tie between Zimmermann, Lee Matthews and Ulla Johnson. Describe a turning point in your life… I would say I have had two. The first was when I had my son Charlie. I had him when I was very young and learnt earlier than most how to be driven as well as bring up this tiny person and start a career. The second happened only a year or so ago. I am a natural creative with high energy who always has a million things on the go at once wanting to complete everything to a high standard whilst working myself into the ground. I learnt last year to be gentle to STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
myself both mentally, physically and in my career, taking time to do the things that really make me happy. It is a great idea to be driven to success, but I learnt that all of that can’t come at the expense of everything else.. Favourite cuisine right now? Japanese. Beauty products you’re loving? Mecca In Good Light Tinted Moisturiser, Nars Blush in Gina and Kevyn Aucoin Mascara. Can’t stop watching? Big Little Lies. Where do you seek inspiration from? Sometimes it’s just the way colours sit next to each other, or the way shapes talk to each other or even mundane items in the grocery store. It can be in the car on the way home from work or while I’m sitting in my studio intentionally channelling ideas for a project. My brain never seems to slow down, and I feel like you can find beauty and inspiration almost everywhere, you just have to look.
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