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COVER Photography: Sam Fregonese Talent: Michelle Alan, Aicha Robertson and Emily Plummer Hair and Makeup: Stefan Squad Location: Brisbane CBD
(COVER AND LEFT) (THE MYER CENTRE) MICHELLE WEARS: Myer Yeojin Bae Brooklyn dress $625, Christie Nicolaides Aniella earrings $269; Jo Mercer Caddy dress sandals $199.95
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SPRING HAS ARRIVED and with it the September edition of Style. As we ricochet into the new season, this month we pay tribute to the best of Brisbane City. From cocktails and canapés to luxury brands and the hottest venues, we explore Brisbane’s most exciting elements. Our collaboration with three of Brisbane’s most iconic shopping precincts - QueensPlaza, The Myer Centre and Wintergarden - is more than just a partnership. It’s a celebration of everything that makes Brisbane a thriving hub. Visit stylemagazines.com.au to see BTS footage of how this month’s cover came to life. In exclusive interviews with some of Brisbane’s most esteemed influencers, we find out what their trend predictions are and how they are revamping their wardrobe for spring (page 38). From industrial elements in Tiffany & Co.’s Hardware collection to Aje’s new-season denim, there’s a lot to fall in love with as the latest designer collections arrive in-store. We take a closer look at the industry of luxury fashion and explore how Brisbane is thriving to become the ultimate destination for luxury retail (page 50). Delighted with the arrival of spring, we have filled the pages of this month’s edition with inspiration, new season trends and everything we love about our city. By showcasing our illustrious selection of fashion labels, the most indulgent beauty services, and the most decadent dining experiences, we hope you are inspired to discover more about our flourishing river city.
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JOURNALIST Emmy-Lou McKean Sonny’s House Of Blues.
JOURNALIST Siobhan Taylor Brooklyn Standard.
JOURNALIST Tamille Head Sixteen Antlers.
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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Win an incredible shopping experience in Brisbane’s CBD with QueensPlaza, The Myer Centre and Wintergarden. AS SPRING RICOCHETS it’s way into our lives, we are shaking ourselves from our winter slumber and welcoming the season’s newest trends. With a highlight on the brightest, bravest, and most moodboosting fashion, the new season looks have finally arrived to light up our lives. To celebrate this month’s collaboration with Brisbane’s finest shopping destinations QueensPlaza, The Myer Centre and Wintergarden, Style Magazines is awarding one lucky winner with the ultimate shopping experience. With three amazing shopping precincts involved, this is your time to get that wardrobe refresh. Kick your shopping spree off with some retail therapy at QueensPlaza, this shopping voucher has you in for a luxury experience. Brisbane’s centre of stylish elegance, QueensPlaza is home to Zimmerman, Gorman, Carla Zampatti and Mimco. You’ll also find department store, David Jones, and retail favourites
Saba, Nine West and Witchery. Venture up to The Myer Centre where your fashion favourites will be rearing to go. Destinations like Bardot, Sunburn, Wittner and Myer will have your trends set. From the perfect swimwear to high end Australian designers, summer has never looked sweeter! Spent the vouchers in your mind already? There is more… At Wintergarden, you’ll find the biggest Mecca Maxima in Australia launching on the 15th of September as well as gorgeous boutiques such as Veronika Maine, Seed Heritage and Cue right through to retail giants Zara and H&M! Don’t miss out on this incredible prize. Enter today to ensure your exclusive shopping experience with three of Brisbane’s favourite shopping precincts. QUEENSPLAZA.COM.AU THEMYERCENTRE.COM.AU WGARDEN.COM.AU
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As we bid farewell to those crisp Winter days, it’s the perfect time to inject something new into your wardrobe. There’s nothing quite like the first hints of Spring to inspire a more colourful approach to dressing.
CHARTREUSE IS THE COLOUR OF THE MOMENT, IN MY EYES, AND I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS STATEMENT HUE. UP THE ANTE WITH THIS SOPHISTICATED MIDI SKIRT FROM AUSSIE LABEL, THIRD FORM. A CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON A CLASSIC STYLE, THE LUXE FABRIC AND GATHERED SIDE DETAIL WILL GIVE DEPTH TO ANY OUTFIT. THIRDFORM.COM.AU
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MAJOR LEAGUE Activewear label, P.E Nation, is a favourite in the Style office for their signature street-meetssports vibes in unique designs and bold colour combinations. The brain child of stylist, Pip Edwards, the collection works just as well paired back with denim as it does in the gym. PE-NATION.COM
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BACK TO BASICS There’s nothing quite like a fresh pair of sneakers to add some street cred to your wardrobe. The Nike Classic Cortez Prem XLV is the ultimate in throwback style. With lightly padded collar, luxe leather accents and bold metallic branding, I’ll be wearing mine on repeat this season.
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PRETTY IN PRINT Our Aussie stylists and creatives are so talented and I’m always on the lookout for inspiring new talent. I’m currently obsessed with Queensland-based stylist and photographer Kara Hynes’ work and after she recently opened her own online print shop, you can now have a piece of your own. These florals make the perfect spring injection to your home or office. KARAHYNES.COM Deadly Ponies Mr Boxette $479
OVER THE RAINBOW New Zealand leather specialists, Deadly Ponies, have recently launched their limited edition My Little Pony collection, and it’s the stuff of cartoon dreams. Crafted from luxurious lamb nappa, the range will take you back to your childhood with its rainbow-paneled designs. My Pick? The Mr Boxette Pony. DEADLYPONIES.COM
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LACED IN GOLD I’M ALWAYS A SUCKER FOR A LAYERED JEWELLERY LOOK AND WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING, IT’S TIME TO ADD SOME ON-TREND DAINTY GOLD CHAINS AND CHARMS INTO YOUR EVERYDAY ROTATION. BAGATIBA IS A FINE JEWELLERY LABEL THAT HAND MAKES EACH PIECE IN LOS ANGELES. I LOVE HOW A FEW SIMPLE STAPLE JEWELLERY PIECES CAN MAKE A BIG STATEMENT. Kara Hynes Poppes I $60
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THE T H G I F D O O G Mental illness is not a dirty word. It’s time to ditch the stigma, writes Tamille Head.
WHEN BRISBANE WOMAN Donna Thistlethwaite told her partner, Greg, that she was going out to buy groceries on a Sunday morning in August 2012, he could never have predicted what event was about to transpire. The mother of one left her home in Everton Park and drove to Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge where she would eventually jump, plummeting some 40 meters, in an effort to end her life. Donna had been struggling with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt since returning to her much-loved career in Human Resources from maternity leave, and became convinced that she would be fired from the career she had spent 17 years building. “I felt that everything was out of control and that I was at risk of losing my job. I usually had everything under control and was seen as very capable,” Donna says. Over a period of 7 – 10 days her world started to unravel and she truly believed that ending her life was the only solution. That her partner and twoyear-old son, Matthew, would be better off without her. That morning she drove to the bridge, pacing backwards and forwards several times, before taking off her shoes, climbing over the fence, and then falling. She remembers the initial panic and fear as she fell and a sense of calm overtaking her, before hitting the wintery waters below. She remembers the sharp, icy sting that came with hitting the water, and the pain in her body. She remembers resurfacing and looking back up at
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the bridge. And then, Donna remembers nothing before waking up in the ER. Pulled from the water by a passing ferry whose crew members were shocked to find Donna, head submerged in the water but still conscious; miraculously Donna survived. A feat that, until that time, had been unheard of. 15 people attempted suicide by jumping from the Story Bridge in 2012 alone. Donna is the only survivor. Donna recently decided to share her story with ABC’s Australian Story in a bid to help reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health. By sharing her story, Donna hopes that those struggling with thoughts of suicide will be able to see that it is not the only solution; that life can be great again. “I had been getting a strong feeling that I was meant to share the story with a wider audience. I knew that getting the story out could potentially help lots of people. I think having conversations about mental health and suicide is part of what’s needed to reduce the stigma. The more we talk about it, the more people realise that they’re not the only one who feels this way at different times in life.” The fight to dispel the stigma surrounding mental health is something that Burleigh-based foundation, LIVIN, is infinitely passionate about. LIVIN was founded by two mates, Sam Webb and Casey Lyons, after they lost their friend Dwayne Lally to suicide in 2013. At the core of LIVIN’s mission is the mantra ‘It Ain’t Weak to Speak’. Their mission is to encourage and inspire people
to speak up and seek help. Through education and awareness, LIVIN is influencing change with a fresh new approach to mental health. “It was the stigma that kept Dwayne quiet and suffering in silence. He always had a smile on his face; nobody had any idea he was suffering. We want people to know that ‘it ain’t weak to speak’ and encourage them to speak up when they’re struggling,” the foundation’s co-founder Casey Lyons says. “Mental illness is just like any other disease, such as cancer or diabetes, however there is immense stigma and very little conversation surrounding mental illness in comparison. For too long, it has been perceived as a weakness. We will change this.” A large social media presence, apparel range, programs and celebrity endorsement has put LIVIN in the public sphere, connecting those who need it to information and resources. “We can save the lives of individuals if we change the way society understands, perceives and interprets mental illness,” Co-Founder Sam Webb says. “Speaking up is a sign of strength. Find someone that you trust and let them know you are struggling. Go to your GP and speak to them about the options and support available. Remember though, remain patient as it can take some time to find the right plan and people to help you get back on track. Once you find the plan and it works for you, your life will become more enjoyable again.”
WE CAN SAVE THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS IF WE CHANGE THE WAY SOCIETY UNDERSTANDS & INTERPRETS MENTAL ILLNESS.
THE BIG SAVE Whether it’s the trip of a lifetime or buying a home, careful saving is essential to achieving your goals. WITH A FOCUS on the complete customer experience, it’s no surprise that Commbank are at the forefront of providing personalised financial guidance. Using a holistic approach with every client, Michael Payne, Customer Banking Specialist at Commbank’s flagship branch, explains how you can learn to become a better saver. How can Commbank assist those looking to get serious about saving? Whether clients are looking to purchase property, pay school fees or give themselves financial peace of mind, my initial conversation involves a holistic approach, both financially and personally. This allows me to understand what is most important to my client. From there, I tailor a personalised savings plan that helps them achieve their goal, but also allows the continuation of a similar lifestyle. How can you help clients with budgeting? A budget plan considers a client’s income and 16
expenses, whilst also allowing for unexpected costs that may arise from time to time. Setting up a budget plan could be as simple as a weekly transfer to a high interest savings account, right up to tweaking their existing credit facilities, offset accounts or even creating new consolidation credit facilities. Budgeting is not designed to completely change your lifestyle, it is intended to allow you the peace of mind that you are financially on track to achieve your goals. How does Commbank differ when it comes to budgeting assistance? What sets CommBank apart is our attention to the client’s current situation, but also to their future needs. The technology we have on offer at Commbank is second to none and gives each of our clients the confidence that all of their financial needs are being met with ease and that their budgeting plan is accurate.
The CommBank Budget Planner is an extremely effective tool accessible through the CommBank website and through our client’s personal Netbank login. It allows our clients to input data in the following categories: income, household expenses and lifestyle expenses – encompassing all aspects of budgeting. What do you love about helping your clients? It is an extremely rewarding experience to assist my clients in achieving their goals. If I can help a customer go on that trip of a lifetime, move into their dream home or reduce their stress through consolidation, I am safe in the knowledge that I have lived our vision of excelling at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities. COMMONWEALTH BANK 240 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3237 3111 COMMBANK.COM.AU/FLAGSHIP
Budgeting for real life We’ve all got dreams, but without a plan to bring them to life they tend to stay just that – dreams. If you’d like to turn your dreams into plans, and those plans into reality, we can help you get there. Join us at CommBank Flagship Branch to learn more about setting goals, laying out a savings plan, and creating a budget that works for you. No spreadsheets, and no need to give up your daily coffee: just a realistic way to set goals and achieve them.
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Spring into the season To celebrate the return of glorious weather and stunning flora, spring into King Street to enjoy a garden dining experience like no other in Brisbane. Let the adventure be-gin! THIS SEASON, SPRING will arrive with a flourish as Brisbane welcomes an all-new pop-up garden, set to launch October 6th. As warmer air entices diners back outside, dynamic new foodie precinct, King Street, will be host to a blossoming spring sanctuary of banquets, cocktails, and greenery. Exclusive to Fridays and Saturdays, the unique experience welcomes groups to indulge in their choice of three different banquets from popular King Street restaurants. Be transported into a spring garden of modern fare and relaxed outdoor dining as you indulge in your enticing, private dining booths. Among the enchanting garden setting, glasses of wine and handcrafted cocktails will pair with towering bowls of pasta, crispy pan-fried dumplings, and fresh bistro fare, with banquets offered by Il Verde, Fat Dumpling, and The George Bar & Bistro. After launching on October 6, the King Street Spring Garden will open every Friday & Saturday throughout October and November. These unique pop-up booths will be the must-try experience of the season and are exclusively available to the first to reserve their booth. Get in early to secure what will be a highly popular fixture of the spring soiree season! To book or see more, visit kingstreetbrisbane.com
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Discover why this iconic Brisbane venue is the perfect place to hold your next function.
RECENT RENOVATIONS TO the Port Office Hotel have made way for a modern, varied menu and pristine dĂŠcor, making it the ideal location for a relaxing lunch or dinner in the heart of the city. With the recent overhaul comes a choice of several dining areas, from the semi-private to the ultra-exclusive, positioning it as an ideal choice to hold your next function be it a corporate gathering, milestone birthday, wedding or family reunion. Formerly known as Fix Restaurant, the recently rebranded and refurbished Dining Room boasts a menu bursting with fresh, seasonal, gastro-pub fare. Choose from mouth-watering eye fillet steaks, rotisserie chickens, palm and herb crumbed veal cutlets, fresh, locally-sourced seafood and an exciting new Nose to Tail selection. After undergoing extensive renovations, the Front Bar, previously the Marble Bar, has been transformed into an old-school-style timber long bar and is the perfect place to whet your whistle, kick back with friends and unwind from a long day. With an impressive lineup of beers on tap, a selection of the finest wines and spirits, the Front Bar is an all encompassing venue in its own right. Or perhaps youâ€™d feel more at home in the Colonial Bar. Encompassing the top floor of the hotel, including wraparound verandahs, the entire
space has been re-imagined to combine light and space in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Whatever your style, be certain that there is more to the heritage-listed Port Office Hotel than meets the eye. PORT OFFICE HOTEL 40 EDWARD ST, BRISBANE P 3003 4700 PORTOFFICEHOTEL.COM.AU
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE In the heart of Brisbane CBD, Adelaide Street offers a curated mix of everything from fashion and fundamentals to beauty and accessories. Adelaide Street
A CUT ABOVE A modern-day oasis of masculinity, camaraderie and style, Jimmy Rods is no ordinary barbershop. In addition to being known for their slick haircuts and precise shaves, Jimmy Rods is also a sanctuary of sorts for men to relax, socialise, exchange jokes and chill out. Whether you’re after a full restyle, just the sides, or a beard trim, Jimmy Rods has got you covered. Leave it to the professionals to have you looking your best and most-groomed. It’s a makeover for the modern man. JIMMY RODS, 133 ADELAIDE ST P 3236 2895
RECOGNISABLE STYLE Radiating sophistication, elegance and a touch of drama, Alannah Hill is an iconic Australian fashion label with an ever-evolving yet instantly recognisable style. Each highly crafted garment is designed to capture the beauty of the female form, and inspire its owner to lead a romantic and enchanted life, every day. Pretty florals, bold hues and romantic lace, in structured dresses, soft blouses and fitted midi-skirts. Allow the team at Alannah Hill to help you pick the perfect outfit for your next event, or to simply add some elegance and sophistication to your wardrobe. ALANNAH HILL, 133 ADELAIDE ST P 3012 9908
HOMEGROWN LUXURY A luxury jewellery brand with a contemporary take on timeless elegance, Jan Logan combines unusual coloured stones and precious metals to create unique expressions of modern simplicity. An Australian sense of ease and natural beauty permeates the fine jewellery brand, making it as wearable in everyday life as it is on the red carpet. Vitality, versatility and creativity define each collection from the fine jewellery atelier that celebrates contemporary women with singular craftsmanship and style.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT Japanese shopping revolution Daiso, has set up shop in Brisbane City and brings with it an extensive range of over 15,000 different lifestyle items and novelty gift products. Almost every item is priced at an unbelievably low $2.80! With everyday products ranging from clothing, food, cosmetics and homewares to the weird and wonderful of Japanese culture, you’re bound to find everything you need and everything you didn’t know you needed. From homewares, personal care and confectionary to craftware, phone chargers and so much more, Daiso is a one-stop destination.
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AHEAD OF THE CURVE Built for purpose and made to last, Crumpler is a bag and accessories label with a difference. Created to find solutions to everyday carrying problems through functional product design, every detail and feature of Crumpler products are carefully chosen to ensure they can handle anything. Relentless attention to detail and meticulous quality standards ensure that each item will withstand the test of time. Whether it’s a backpack for your next adventure or a clever crossbody bag that straddles style and function seamlessly, the extensive and inventive range at Crumpler covers all bases. CRUMPLER, 133 ADELAIDE ST P 3229 8416
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Shopping at Post Office Square is easy We are perfectly located in the heart of the CBD on Queen Street, just a few minutes’ walk from the Queen Street Mall, Creek Street, Edward Street and Adelaide Street. There is a wide range of dining options where you can eat in or takeaway and enjoy in the park above. We’re not just all about food. We have a range of services including banking, health and beauty, dry cleaning, newsagency, shoe repairs and a pharmacy for your convenience.
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FLAIR FOR THE CREATIVE Meet the Brisbane stylist and photographer behind some of Australia’s most recognisable creative projects, including Halcyon House, writes Emmy-Lou McKean.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, Kara Hynes, better known as her former Instagram handle Lulu Lucky, always had a pencil and paper in hand. Ever since she could remember, Kara has been styling. From sketching clothing with the dream of becoming a fashion designer to going over concepts and colour schemes with her mum to decorate her room when she was younger, Kara says her concepts were always wild, even back then. Kara’s creative career path began after she finished school and studied horticulture to become a florist before she moved into event styling. “Brisbane wasn’t quite so progressive back then and I remember my ideas being slightly frowned upon for being too left of field for most people,” Kara says. “I have never studied styling as I truly believe it’s something you either have a natural eye for or not.” Over time, Kara has gained a reputation in the industry for creating an aesthetic that is uniquely her own, which she says has evolved, changed and matured over time. Using Instagram as a tool to float ideas and creative concepts, Kara quickly gained a following that now exceeds 23k. “I’ve met so many other talented creatives which has lead to so many doors opening for me,” she says. After striking up a friendship with interior designer, Anna Spiro, who she describes as a huge support in the early days, she was introduced to the clever people behind Halcyon House in Cabarita Beach.
“I worked with them for close to two years across both Halcyon House and many of their other creative endeavors, which was an invaluable experience for me and a huge growth opportunity - one that I will always be grateful for.” From working with people, places and spaces as a stylist and photographer to producing brand ideas and illustrative work as a creative director, Kara is constantly learning and honing her craft. “Once I have my mind made up that I am going to learn or do something, I can’t help but thrust myself into it wholeheartedly and teach myself,” Kara comments. “I like to work quickly and get the ball rolling and keep that momentum going throughout a project no matter how big or small it is.” Combining her love for styling and photography with her background in horticulture, Kara recently launched an online print store, an idea she’s had for quite some time. “I have a huge love of flowers, so it was only fitting that my first collection be based around that,” she says. “Some of my fondest childhood memories are surrounded by flowers and I have so many feelings attached to the scents and certain flowers that I have included in the collection.” With her new collection on its way and some exciting collaborations in the works, it’s clear Kara isn’t slowing down anytime soon. KARAHYNES.COM
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E S I M O R P M O N E V ER C The Maserati Levante was engineered to master any situation effortlessly and the drive certainly proved that, writes Christie Sutherland. HAVING NEVER HAD an opportunity to drive a luxury vehicle such as a Maserati I was in my absolute element. The assertive style was quick to captivate me. Maserati have taken vehicle design to the height of luxury, all while keeping a sense of adventure and comfort. The moment you take the wheel, the ergonomic leather seats are a hug redefined. The exclusive handcrafted Ermenegildo Zegna silk stitching truly reflected my style from the get-go. Speaking of personalisation, reflecting your unique style is what Maserati does best from the fine leather and woods to high-class technology, the features are uncompromising. The lines of the Levante are the best showcase of the overall timeless automotive design language that has certainly set a benchmark in its category. Maserati, the brand, was founded in 1914 and since then the rich history has evolved into passionate and modern pedigree with a distinctive edge. This car is a contemporary symbol of the companies’ engineering prowess and mastery 26
of craftsmanship. It truly makes you realise that getting from point A to point B has officially taken on a whole new meaning. With a car as luxurious as the Maserati Levante one would opt to not adventure, but even on the most intimidating terrain the Levante will dominate. Assisting with this is the Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system and the advanced active air suspension. By slightly flexing my foot my heart started to race, the power is unmatched with anything I have ever experienced and the aerodynamic ability of the car is certainly felt as it glides into sport mode. The purr of the engine was a throaty one that got my senses unraveling. The 8.4 inch touch control screen made me feel like I had absolute control on every feature in the car, picking a soundtrack to each journey added some fun. With all that fun comes safety, ‘active’ safety technology designed to help prevent collisions, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Alert, Rear Cross Path detection and many more warning systems that enhance, not interrupt the driving experience. The handling is precise, and the car is in its element everywhere, from the city to coastal adventures it truly inspires your driving experience. There is no shortage of space or performance with the Maserati Levante, it left me breathless. MASERATI BRISBANE 570 WICKHAM ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3252 8222 MASERATIBRISBANE.COM.AU
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OWNING THE “WOW” FACTOR Built on a foundation of friendship, these two friends are marching to the beat of their own drum. THE UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP between Marianne Edmonds and Helana Medhurst has enabled them to develop a strong foundation on which to build their business – Loud Events, a premier event planning company. More than friends and business partners, Marianne describe them as family; “Our dedicated team is our second family. Helena and I are best friends and have similar values and business ideals. We are each others ying and yang, and that is the luckiest thing you could ever hope for.” The decision to pioneer their own event planning business came from a desire to be centrally
located in one city; “Everyone said there was not enough event business in Brisbane, however events are essential to every marketing plan – to educate, inform, incentivise, network, launch, showcase – businesses that integrate events do amazingly well.” As full-time working mothers, this journey has come with challenges. “Some days we feel we are either a rubbish mum or a rubbish boss. If you miss something at school you are present at work, and vise versa.” However, by surrounding themselves with a positive and supportive team, made up of their employees and their own families,
they have created a business and culture that is distinctly different from any other in the industry. “Our point of difference is enthusiasm. We make it our mission to understand the objective of the event and design to that objective. Every decision and design should link back to the key objective. And then ensure we laugh along the way.” LOUD EVENTS 6/146 RACECOURSE RD, ASCOT P 3200 8299 LOUD.EVENTS
FEELING FESTIVE? From tunes to brews, these are the festivals we’re excited for this spring, writes Siobhan Taylor. BIGSOUND | SEP 5-8 Part music festival, part industry conference, this mammoth event includes 130+ artists and 15+ events over four days and nights. Huge, right? In its sixteenth year, BIGSOUND is a stellar gathering of musicians, bands, media and music lovers that celebrates the best of the industry and discovers new talent. Get ready to party (and learn)! BRISBANE FESTIVAL | SEP 9-30 A key event on the cultural calendar, Brisbane Festival celebrates everything that’s wonderful and exciting about our city. Home-grown acts such as The Preatures and Angus and Julia Stone and international names like London Grammar will perform. Celebrating Australian arts and culture is 28
no small feat, which is why this festival takes place over three weeks. TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS | SEP 15-24 More than just a celebration of incredible flora, this carnival brings together the best food, wine, and music acts of south-east Queensland and beyond
for nine days of fun. Discover local pours at the Wine Bar, sway to the tunes of The Temper Trap, and work up a sweat as you indulge in four courses during a progressive dinner. Make sure you take the time to stop and smell the roses. READ MORE ONLINE
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GREAT MEN CONSULTANCY Founder Grace Stewart wants to raise awareness of depression and encourage men to get help. The burden of being a dad as well as traditional pressures may affect men’s mental health. As such, Father’s Day may not be a day of connection for some fathers who may need to open up a dialogue with a trained professional. “We work with men everyday who had reached a level of despair. Counselling has had a positive impact and given them hope and great recovery outcomes,” Ms Stewart stated.
GETTING RID OF that winter bulge and shaping up in time for summer doesn’t have to be hard. Some of Brisbane’s best personal trainers share their tips on how to get on track with your fitness regime this season. Maybe running 5kms isn’t your thing; give boxing or a HIIT class a go. Exercise is something people have to commit to themselves, don’t make excuses, make it a part of your new lifestlye. Be clear with what results and goals you want to achieve, then plan and program your training to help you progress towards what you want to achieve.
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JOIN THE RAT RACE YMCA has created the only kind of rat race we want to be apart of. THE YMCA RAT Race is returning to the River City as a fun and exciting obstacle course that will challenge participants to strive higher and go further than ever before. Coursing it’s way along the Brisbane River, the Goodwill Bridge, and through the Botanical Gardens, the jam-packed course will see thousands of participants bounce, crawl and ride through 14 obstacles and challenges. After navigating your way through the course, a festival of live entertainment will await you. The Rat Race supports the YMCA School’s Breakfast Program, which was designed to help improve disadvantaged student’s academic, community and behavioural outcomes. “We all 30
know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and over the past 10 years, the Schools’ Breakfast Program has served more than three million breakfasts to students across Queensland,” says YMCA Brisbane Marketing and Fundraising Manager Jane Barr-Thomson. The YMCA Brisbane is one of Brisbane’s oldest organisations offering the community a range of services and youth programs to more than 10,000 members every week.
Registrations for teams to participate in the YMCA Rat Race are open now with the Family and Team Events taking place Sunday 15 October 2017. People can register their team to compete in either the 8km team event or the family friendly 4km family event. Both courses start and finish in Captain Burke Park under the iconic Story Bridge. YMCA P 3253 1700 YMCARATRACE.COM/REGISTER
ESCAPE THE CITY Leave at lunch, be snorkelling by sunset. Experience the luxurious tropical paradise on Brisbane’s doorstep. YOU DON’T NEED to book a long-haul flight to Hawaii or Bora Bora to experience the luxuries and comforts of an exotic island escape. Aore Island Resort is just a little over a two-hour plane ride from Brisbane, situated in the crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. A magical island escape with private bungalows, giant Banyan trees, and exquisite natural beauty, Aore Island Resort is just a ten-minute boat ride from the mainland. It’s a nature and adventure lover’s paradise, with a treasure trove of sights and activities waiting to be discovered. Hike to WW2 remnants, ride horses along endless stretches of sandy beaches,
discover the coast by kayak, picnic on a private tropical island or cycle the charming coastal road to explore remote beaches. Each bungalow is equipped with snorkelling equipment so guests can explore the secret coral gardens swarming with tropical fish, and dive to ship wrecks buried deep off the coast. Unwind from all that exploring at The Aore Day Spa, a tranquil place to relax and rejuvenate in traditional Melanesian style.
Enjoy cocktails by sunset, dine on fresh lobster and fish, and be treated to impeccable service at this boutique resort in the heart of the Pacific Islands. Ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, or for a more relaxed family holiday, Aore Island Resort offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city life. AORE ISLAND RESORT AORE@VANUATU.COM.VU AOREISLANDRESORTS.COM
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The city is alive this month with Brisbane Festival bringing a stellar lineup of music, theatre and comedy. Tamille Head reveals the shows not to be missed.
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROMEO + JULIET SOUNDTRACK (VOL 1) LIVE – SAT 9 SEP The Cardigans. Radiohead. Garbage. It’s been 20 years since Baz Luhrmann turned the greatest love story ever told into the greatest soundtrack ever sold. To celebrate, The Tivoli will play host to a masquerade-ball rock show in which the full soundtrack will be brought to life by an incredible lineup of performers.
STARMAN – TUE 12 & WED 13 SEP Inspired by the music of rock legend David Bowie, Starman is a worldwide smash-hit show that promises to be a dazzling combination of cabaret and seventies glam rock. From New York to Berlin, explore Bowie’s life and rediscover his classic songs as supremely talented entertainer Sven Ratzke inhabits Bowie’s multiple personas. This show is a Brisbane Festival must-see.
DRIFTWOOD – TUE 19-SUN 24 SEP Brisbane’s own world-renowned Casus Circus present their dazzling new work to the local stage. In this standout show, Casus Circus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact. In a journey of explosive encounters and humorous discoveries, this show reminds us that to feel is to be human.
JAZZY ON SUNDAY – SUN 10 SEP There’s no better way to recharge for the busy week ahead than enjoying an intimate jazz session in the heart of Brisbane. Featuring a yet-to-bereleased collection of the cities finest jazz singers and musicians, this event is one for all those cool cats out there.
TERROR – TUE 19-SAT 23 SEP A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders, a fighter pilot shoots the plane down, killing the 164 people on board, saving the stadium of 70,000. Put on trial and charged with murder, the pilots’ fate is in the hands of the audience. How will you vote?
ALI BARTER – SAT 23 SEP Tipped to be one of the biggest Aussie artists this year, Barter will bring her much-anticipated new album ‘A Suitable Girl’ to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent stage with her part tongue-in-cheek, part feminist-rallying-cry lyrics and unique, bold guitar chords.
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SEPTEMBER BIGSOUND FESTIVAL TUE 5 – FRI 8 Expand your Spotify playlist/music taste or catch an old favourite, as BIGSOUND takes over Fortitude Valley again this month. Get yourself a wristband and gain access to more than 130 artists, at 15 venues over 4 big nights.
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BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL WED 6 – SUN 10 This year celebrates 55 years of stimulating ideas, debate and discussion. Boasting an impressive program of 16 international and 49 Australian authors, including Benjamin Law and Rebecca Sparrow, it’s a bookworm’s heaven. UPLIT.COM.AU
MECCA MAXIMA OPENING FRI 15 Following the launch of their signature line, Mecca Max, Mecca Maxima is set to open their largest ever store in Brisbane’s Wintergarden! The store will feature a unique “beauty concierge”, as well as two beauty bars servicing up to 12 customers. MECCA.COM.AU
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BRISBANE FESTIVAL SAT 9 – SAT 30 Each September this festival explodes across the city with an exciting lineup of music, dance, theatre, opera and public events. Check out the program early to avoid disappointment.
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BEER INCIDER EXPERIENCE FRI 22 – SAT 23 300 beers and ciders, 53 breweries, 15 food trucks, 9 bands, 2 days. Held at Brisbane Showgrounds, one ticket gains you entry to both days. Rally the troops. BEERINCIDER.COM.AU
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The British brooders bring their highly-anticipated second album down under this month as part of Brisbane Festival. Joined by support acts The Kite String Tangle, James Vincent McMorrow and Wafia, prepare to have your soul shaken. SECRETSOUNDS.COM
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RIVERFIRE SAT 30 Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display wraps up Brisbane Festival with a bang! Enjoy 20 minutes of fireworks and aerobatics displays from the Australian Defence Force. Best vantage points include Victoria Bridge and the City Riverwalk. RIVERFIRE.COM.AU
DESIGN IS IN THE DETAIL From large scale events to intimate spaces, Brendan Cummings invests himself into all areas of design. WHETHER HE IS designing a function space or ensuring an event runs to schedule, Brendan Cummings is hands-on with all aspects of his work with The Styled Group. Coming from a background of graphic design and architecture, Brendan possesses a keen eye for detail and a strategicyet-creative way of approaching tasks. Brendan oversees the execution of events and services to ensure everything, right down to the smallest detail, has been thoughtfully selected to suit the needs and tastes of the client. Having begun his career planning weddings and lighting displays for his friends, Brendan quickly discovered his ability to design inspired events while still managing the intricate details of event planning. Venturing into visual merchandising refined his taste and styling, and now he operates as the Director and Creative Designer of his own company, The Styled Group. While his client base has expanded to include customers such as national retail centres, Brendan is still passionate about styling events and spaces on a more personal scale. Whether it’s a 200-person wedding, an intimate corporate function, or a family home, his unique skillset 36
equips him to creatively execute design solutions for all needs. “A stylist does so much more than just select the colour scheme. We help identify your individual style and reflect it in the space being styled. A good stylist will have a great team of professionals in the industry that are able to source good quality and bespoke pieces to really set your space apart. Most importantly, a good stylist can take the stress out of designing, be it interior styling or an event space, to accentuate the function and aesthetic of the space.” As Creative Designer, Brendan keeps abreast of styling trends to ensure he always brings surprising
and innovative ideas to the table; “While this season will see a continued emphasis on greenery balanced with raw and luxe detailing, it will be elevated with high-end industrial touches and rich finishes such as velvets and metallics.” When incorporating the new season into your own styling, Brendan recommends, “Think about textures and finishes and focus on incorporating at least three different types of materials. This could mean combining beautifully textured table linen with gorgeous natural glazed dinner plates and simple elegant glassware for a stylish dinner soirée, or mingling a simple white cotton quilt cover with abundant textural throw cushions and a luxe faux fur floor rug. Combining textures can bring a sense of opulence and luxury to any space.” THE STYLED GROUP P 3852 3339 THESTYLEDGROUP.COM
STYLE & THE CITY From luxury shopping to world-class dining, Brisbane has it all. It’s time to get reacquainted with our wonderful city. THIS MONTH WE are celebrating the best of Brisbane City, highlighting its position as a global city. A sophisticated modern economy, rich cultural diversity, and world-class industry capabilities support Brisbane’s growing reputation as a desirable destination. Set against a stunning backdrop of the iconic Story Bridge and a river which winds its way through the landscape, Brisbane is one of Australia’s most unique capital cities. Named
Australia’s Hippest City by travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, Brisbane boasts more sunny days per year (283 on average) than any other Australian capital city. From the natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of art galleries, Brisbane has it all: wining and dining, world-class shopping in pristine surroundings, nights out on the town, and everything in between. Brisbane is home to over 1,000 stores, including the largest range of flagship
boutiques in Queensland. More than just being the state’s premier shopping destination, the CBD is also a foodie’s paradise. With everything from casual burger joints and riverside bistros, to laneway bars and hidden cafes, we really are spoilt for choice in our City. A new world city with an enviable sub-tropical climate, lively dining scene, plenty of green spaces, world-class art galleries and premier events, there is more to Brisbane than meets the eye.
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Get to know Brisbane’s favourite power couple Michelle and Serkan Allen as they discuss their latest collaboration with The Myer Centre. What does it mean to collaborate with The Myer Centre? Michelle: I’m excited to be working with The Myer Centre as it has been my go-to shopping destination in the CBD for as long as I can remember. I’m all about creating looks that consist of high-end labels mixed with more affordable ones, so I love the variety that The Myer Centre has to offer. This spring, where in the city will we find you? Serkan: There’s nothing better than taking some time out and cooling down with a cold drink. When it’s time to treat yourself, where do you go for new season finds? Michelle: When I want
to treat myself to something new, I can’t go past my favourite Australian labels from Myer. Where in the city do you go to recharge? Serkan: I’m a fan of fresh juices and acai bowls and I love being able to grab these when I’m on-the-go in the city. What spring trends are you most looking forward to rocking once the weather warms up? Michelle: Count me in for some statement earrings this spring! Serkan: I think I’m going to step out of my comfort zone this season and try something like the floral shirt I wore in this shoot.
Michelle and Serkan Allen
Why do you think The Myer Centre is one of Brisbane’s most iconic shopping destinations? Michelle: Some of the earliest memories from my childhood are from when my dad used to take my brother and I to Tops - the mini theme park that was on the top level of The Myer Centre in the 90’s. I had so much fun visiting the centre back then and I still do, although now it’s not the Dragon-coaster that attracts me but the retail therapy!
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DISCOVER NEW SEASON STYLE Aicha Roberston and Benjamin Day divulge their latest luxury collaboration with QueensPlaza and the new season trends. What excites you most about collaborating with QueensPlaza? Aicha: It’s one of Brisbane’s most iconic shopping centres and it’s exciting to showcase my favourite pieces and places to visit! With spring just around the corner, what will be your favourite trends of the season? Ben: Bold prints and patterns! From shorts to suits, I’m excited to mix colours and patterns and explore a more vibrant colour palette than what men have been wearing in the past. When you want to treat yourself, where do you go for new season finds? Ben: This season you’ll find me in Salvatore Ferragamo’s shoe section, investing in a new pair of shoes for my wedding next year in Greece. Aicha: I normally visit David Jones or Witchery, but if I want something a little quirkier then I will hit up Gorman!
@QUEENSPLAZABRISBANE SHOWCASING THE LATEST IN LUXURY! What are some of your favourite new season pieces you’ll find at QueensPlaza? Ben: The Beast print cotton sweatshirt from the Burberry Summer Collection is something I’ve been scoping. I’ve been spending more time in cooler climates lately and feel like I can justify the purchase. Aicha: I am loving the new Romance Was Born collections in David Jones - it’s beyond incredible. I am also in love with Tiffany & Co.’s Hardware collection. In your opinion, what makes QueensPlaza one of Brisbane’s best shopping and lifestyle destinations? Ben: The amazing mix of high-
end fashion brands as well as staple brands. QueensPlaza exudes a stay-a-while atmosphere with their diverse range of activated zones and top notch food offerings. Aicha: It is the perfect shopping destination in the city because you can view the best Australian designers, as well as some of the most prestigious international labels. From Carla Zampatti to Chanel - QueensPlaza has it all!
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Brisbane’s fashionable best, Emily Plummer and Shaun Birley, put the spotlight on their spring collaboration with Wintergarden. What excites you most about this collaboration with Wintergarden? Shaun: Well it is the hot spot for all mens’ needs in Brisbane, and quality brands at that. It always makes collaborating fun when you really love the products that the brands are producing. have great new looks and are always on the front What will be your go-to retailer of the season? foot with designs. This is evident in their patterns, Shaun: Shoes are a big statement piece for me, fabrics and cuts. If you’re looking for a good even in my more casual looks. Without a doubt staple or something more adventurous, definitely I’ll be popping in to Aquila! give M.J. Bale a visit. What spring trends Are there any spring trends you’re shall we be keeping @WINTERGARDENBRISBANE most looking forward to wearing once a look out for in the the weather warms up? Emily: Gingham FOR MUST-HAVE city? Emily: Lace, made its spring debut last year and is SPRING ESSENTIALS! white and blush colour back again this year, Cue have nailed it. combinations. Also, Feminine frill hemlines at Seed Heritage, relaxed fits, high-waisted garments and wide leg red and blush combinations as well as bold pants should become wardrobe staples. sleeves are all on my must-wear list. New season finds are everywhere, what brand do you look to first? Shaun: M.J. Bale
In your opinion, what makes Wintergarden one of Brisbane’s most iconic shopping and lifestyle destinations? Emily: Showcasing both international and Australian fashion houses, Wintergarden has defined both Queen St Mall and Brisbane as a must-visit shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.
EDITION This month we welcome the arrival of spring with a collaboration of our city’s most iconic shopping destinations. It’s time to celebrate the brightest and boldest spring fashion our city has to offer.
(The Myer Centre) Serkan wears: Tarocash Jerry stretch pant $99.99, Cutler linen jacket $199.99; Target Smart polo $25; R.M.Williams boat shoe $200 (Wintergarden) Shaun wears: Peter Jackson paisley pocket square $39.95; M.J. Bale Robertson jacket $499, Robertson trouser $199, Finca shirt $179; Aquila loafer $449 (QueensPlaza) Benjamin wears: G-Star Raw Elwood slim jeans $270, PM shirt $160; Sportscraft standard fit tee $39.99; David Jones PS by Paul Smith Miyata sneaker $299
(LEFT) (The Myer Centre) Serkan wears: Sunglass Hut Ray-Ban sunglasses $160; Politix Stray trousers $99.99; General Pants Arvust acid tall tee $49.95, Insight blinding sun shirt $89.95; Myer Blaq howe tan loafer $149.95 (LEFT) (The Myer Centre) Michelle wears: Myer Acler Quinn dress $270, Sophie Hulme mini tote bag $1190; Lovisa Necklace $17.99; Sunglass Hut Prada Cateye sunglasses $400; Jo Mercer Osiris sandals $99.95
UPBEAT SEASON This season, The Myer Centre is blending spring fashion with contemporary city style for a look that is always chic. The new season is calling for a wardrobe refresh with injections of colour.
(The Myer Centre) Michelle wears: Myer Asilo Limoncel top $189.95, Limoncel skirt $179.95, Christie Nicolaides Elsa earrings $269, Kenzo Tiger clutch $185; Spend-less Shoes Siena black suede $49.99
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(The Myer Centre) Serkan wears: Roger David Modern slim jacket $349.99, Modern slim trousers $164, Slim fit shirt $99.99; Tarocash Ben dress shoe $159.99; R.M. Williams Suede belt $120 (The Myer Centre) Michelle wears: Myer Christie Nicolaides Carlotta earrings $289, Misha Keira pant $260, Tony Bianco Kira heel $169.95; Bardot Frill back shirt $89.99; Novo Annika bag $69.95; Honey Birdette Finnoula bra $99.95
(QueensPlaza) Aicha wears: Tiffany & Co. Ball hook earrings $2,050; Saba Lacy top $89, Bella culotte $179, Furla Furla Like top handle Argilla bag $729; Mimco Charmer ring $49.95, Thru a loop bracelet $59.95; Wittner Dahlia pump $189.99
(QueensPlaza) Benjamin wears: David Jones Paul Smith cotton floral print shirt $279; Paul Smith suit set $1149
HAUTE IN HERE (QueensPlaza) Aicha wears: Witchery Shirred corset $149.95; Gorman Elephant tea apron dress $269, Mimco Trance mini hip bag $249
Warm spring sun demands colour and this season QueensPlaza inspires confidence with sophisticated tailoring and a whole lot of luxury. SEPTEMBER17
(QueensPlaza) Benjamin wears: Calibre Kaleidoscope print shirt $219, Neutral stretch pant $279, Almond cotton linen blazer $699; G-Star Raw Myrow sunglasses $219.90; David Jones Loakes brogue $369 (QueensPlaza) Aisha wears: Witchery Drape off shoulder top $59.95, Milano skirt $119.95; Tiffany & Co. Row wave bangle $3,800; Furla Caos drawstring bag $899; Wittner Russ heel $249.95
ENDLESS SUMMER A floral print or a fresh new stripe may be all your wardrobe needs for a spring injection. Wintergarden is the ultimate destination for a fashion-forward look.
(ABOVE) (Wintergarden) Emily wears: Veronika Maine Trapeze top $169, Striped corset $139, Gathered skirt $259; Seed Heritage Paula frill heel $189.95 (Wintergarden) Shaun wears: Peter Jackson Morgan blazer $299, Chester chino $120; M.J. Bale Barrow polo $79.95, Spumoni belt $149.95; Aquila Calloway $449
(Wintergarden) Shaun wears: Peter Jackson Morgan charcoal plaid suit $599, Marine polka dot tie $79.95, Milan cobalt pin stripe shirt $129
(Wintergarden) Emily Wears: Veronika Maine stripe trapeze top $169, Striped corset $139, Fine twill gathered skirt $259; Seed Heritage Paula frill heel $189.95, (Wintergarden) Shaun wears: Peter Jackson Morgan navy cotton blazer $299, Chester stone chino $120; MJ Bale Barrow indigo polo $79.95, Spumoni navy suede belt $149.95
(ABOVE) (Wintergarden) Emily wears: Sheike Heartbeat knit top $59.95, Fluted knit skirt $99.95; Dinosaur Designs resin river rock earrings $280; Peter Sheppard Narelle Napoleoni lace up heel $249.95, Cue stripe box bag $165
(Wintergarden) Shaun wears: Rodd & Gun denim shirt $199, Conrad custom pant $169; Oxford linen blend t-shirt $89; Aquila Pires sneaker $179 (Wintergarden) Emily wears: Dinosaur Designs Resin ball on hoop earrings $165; Sheike Amalfi long line knit $69.95, Botanical print pant $129.95; Seed Heritage Gold mule $179.95
HOW I GOT HERE: SHARONA HARRIS It’s the label loved by it-girls and celebrities alike. Courtney Frank gets to know the woman behind F+H Jewellery. SHE’S THE ENERGETIC and extremely passionate jewellery designer who loves the beach and drinks far too much coffee. Margot Robbie and Lara Worthington are fans, and so are we. How did you get to where you are today? After university I worked in several marketing and public relations roles, all with successful entrepreneurs, which I found much more valuable than any university education. Working in small businesses instead of large corporations meant that I had to take on responsibilities outside of my role and learn how to problem solve quickly. In 2014 I had coffee with a good friend and we decided to go into business together to start a jewellery brand. Unfortunately, that relationship didn’t work out, but I decided to keep the brand going. I am now the owner and designer of F+H Jewellery. You have a long history of working in PR. Did this help or hinder you when it came to launching your own business? It’s been my strength. It’s helped me to stand out from other brands in the market, as I know that the product is only one piece of the puzzle. Over the years I’ve formed relationships and friendships with so many people in the industry that have 48
helped me along the way. If F+H Jewellery was a woman, describe what she’d be like: She orders her coffee strong, dancing on the weekends is her favourite workout and she loves to play her music loud. She is as comfortable in a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers as she is in a little black dress and heels. She is confident and oh-so cool. You do everything from designing the jewellery to managing the online store. Is it safe to say you have a hands on approach? Haha yes! I do EVERYTHING, but that’s ok! I think when you’re starting out you need to get a grip on all areas of your business, and of course you need to save money so that you can reinvest it into new collections. But if you’re determined enough, it’s amazing how quickly you can learn. If the sky was the limit, how would you like to see the brand expand? I really want to see F+H in some major international stockists, and I would also like to expand the brand to other accessories outside of jewellery. But for now, I’m focusing on my own online presence and making sure that I’m always at the top of my game. READ MORE ONLINE
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ALL THAT GLITTERS Thriving amongst the buzzing atmosphere of Brisbane is a flourishing undercurrent of luxury retail. A blend of art and commerce, these brands are prospering in Brisbane, even when compared to their Sydney and Melbourne counterparts. From Burberry to Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. to Paspaley, Brisbane’s luxury retailers are a reminder that Brisbane’s distinct fashion scene is burgeoning into a reckoning force in it’s own right. exceptionally well, these new developments only AS WE CELEBRATE the best of Brisbane City make Brisbane more appealing to luxury retailers. this month, it would be amiss not to recognise the way luxury retail in Brisbane is thriving. As the last When it comes to staying abreast of runway and few years have seen an influx of luxury retailers international fashion, Brisbane can more than hold venturing to Australia, it is clear that retailers are its own. But as spring emerges, so do new season being drawn to Brisbane’s unique culture. trends. From the ever pervasive “street luxe” trend through to the always-vogue “preppy” style, there As European-luxury conglomerates Richemont, are a few trends that are defining the global fashion Kerin and LVMH, who collectively generated more conversation right now and gripping the industry. than $80 billion in global sales last year, look to grow their brick-and-mortar presence on Australia’s Street luxe (the collision of streetwear and high tropical east coast, we can only anticipate how fashion) could be viewed as the 21st century’s this will add to QueensPlaza, Brisbane’s home of answer to the punk-rock counterculture of the designer brands. With some retailers arriving to 70’s. Initially once a niche culture on the fringes of Australia’s shores for the first fashion, streetwear has bubbled time and with brands such “WHETHER IT’S SALVATORE up through the market, wherein as Burberry and Cartier now the modus operandi FERRAGAMO’S BOLD CHERRY itforisfashion relocating to larger flagship across the RED OR BULGARI’S JEWELLED globe, with labels premises, this growth is fashion houses PALETTE, SPRING IS TAKING such as Chanel adopting the reflective of the unique HOLD OF OUR STYLING.” nature of luxury retail. As an aesthetic for themselves. Louis experiential and aspirational Vuitton’s FW17 collaboration experience, consumers gravitate to brick-andwith Supreme, and Karl Lagerfeld’s partnership mortar stores as opposed to online retailers, such with Vans, have eradicated the last brick in the wall as online retail giant Amazon that is set to hit separating luxury labels from streetwear brands. Australian stores later this year. The experience This season follow in the steps of Rhianna, Kristen of trying on a $14,000 Tiffany & Co. bracelet and Stewart and Willow Smith and be inspired by walking out of the store with the robin egg blue contemporary and chic streetsyle. bag is something that cannot compare to an online International-chic is the cooler, sexier sister of shopping cart. the classic preppy style. Spearheaded by the likes of Burberry, Chanel, and Salvatore Ferragamo, Brisbane is set to cash in on this trend with this iteration of the classic Ivy League-country plans currently in the works to redevelop and club style channels the classic French It-Girl. beautify Edward Street, as well as the new casino For a little more attitude and impact, experiment and luxury hotels currently in development. As a with hardware embellishments and bursts of maturing market with existing retailers performing
colour. This newer, younger style effortlessly dances along the line of traditional preppy, while still bringing new life to the table. The style keeps in-line with the trialled and tested tradition of refreshing each spring with a heavy dose of colour. Industrial styling is pervading fashion at the moment and inspiring how we dress every morning. The look incorporates an element of hardness and is inspired by utility gear and military accoutrement. While it might sound intimidating, thoughtful styling makes the look easily wearable. Tiffany & Co. best highlights this through their Hardwear Collection, a celebration of rebellion, energy and power. A far cry from the classic styles often associated with the brand, this new collection displays a modern Tiffany & Co., one that is a little edgier and younger. The chunky links and utilitarian shapes pair perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt in an effortlessly cool way that is synonymous with New York, and in our opinion, Brisbane style. Whether it’s the bold, cherry apple red of Salvatore Ferragamo’s flower heel sandals or the deep, jewelled tones of Bulgari’s Serpenti collection, spring is taking hold of our styling. Emanating warmth and vibrancy, the joyful richness of spring fashion is ripe for the picking, and Brisbane’s centre for luxury labels, QueensPlaza, is the ultimate destination. From industrial vibes to French-girl styling, stay ahead of the curve with new season finds and the latest trends. QUEENSPLAZA 226 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 07 3234 3900 QUEENSPLAZA.COM.AU
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PRETTY IN PINK It’s not just fashion that changes with the season. With Urban Decay you can ensure your lips and lids are ready for spring. Opt for peachy shades to really elevate the pink trend. MECCA MAXIMA (MYER), LEVEL Q P 3088 3350
BEYOND THE BLACK DOORS For everything playful and sensual this season, the Honey Birdette Paris collection is the perfect balance of practical and indulgent. From lace to ribbons, discover your flirty side.
CREATE CONFIDENCE Don’t let dry winter skin stop you from getting your pins out when the temperature heats up. Add nourishment to your body with Aesop’s luxuriant range. AESOP (MYER), LEVEL Q P 3088 3350
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BRING ON THE SUN You’ve booked the summer getaway, now it’s time to find swimwear to match. Whether you’re heading to Hawaii or Mooloolaba, tropical printed swimwear from Sunburn is the trend to embrace this season. SUNBURN, LEVEL Q P 3221 6631
KEEP IT CLASSIC Spring means wedding season is here. Australian jewellery designer Christie Nicolaides ($269.95) creates bold, unique and timeless pieces that make the perfect finishing touch for your next soiree. MYER, LEVEL Q P 3088 3350
STEP IT UP The arrival of spring means it’s time to embrace a new fitness regime. Step into Cotton On Body tights ($49.95) and a crop top ($29.95) in fun, bright prints to really shake up your routine. That early morning Pilates class never looked so good. COTTON ON BODY, LEVEL Q P 3210 2915
WARDROBE REFRESH Katies is designed for the fashionconscious woman who is confident, fresh, and stylish. This season you can expect to discover on trend styles that are flattering for every body shape. KATIES, LEVEL 1 P 3229 9395
ENVIABLE ACCESSORY This classic accessory ($99.95) is the perfect addition to any outfit, and with a wide selection of sporty and sleek styles, you can find your perfect spring staple at Swatch. SWATCH, QUEEN ST P 3003 0391
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GO BOLD For designer style at readyto-wear prices, Lovisa is the ultimate go-to for fashion forward accessories. Welcome the statement earrings trend popping up on the runway. LOVISA, LEVEL E & Q P 0481 600 430
SEASON STAPLES Embrace spring and let your shoulders do the talking. This season at Sussan it’s all about one shoulder looks and block colours. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour with accessories.
ON THE PULSE Soft hues, silk-like fabrics, timeless denim, frills, and checks are just a taste of what’s on offer this spring at Bardot. With fashionforward pieces, like this spotty bustier ($89.99) you can keep your wardrobe on-trend all season long. BARDOT, LEVEL Q P 3229 0526
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THE RIGHT FIT The boyfriend jeans (from $99.95) from Jeanswest are just what your wardrobe needs this spring. Flirty and fun, the looser fit is perfect for the warmer weather. Keep it relaxed yet feminine by pairing them with your favourite pair of heels. JEANSWEST, LEVEL Q P 3221 5019
ELEVATE YOUR STYLE When it comes to footwear, it’s all about strong silhouettes and casual styles at Jo Mercer. Ditch the boots and change your look up with strappy sandals and statement block heels. As if we needed an excuse to buy more shoes.
PRIMP & POLISH Hydrate your skin with a luxurious, exfoliating face mask. Lush is the number one destination for handmade, organic cosmetics and a cult favourite!
HIT REFRESH Add a brightening facial oil to your skincare regimen to really get you glowing. Rich in vitamin C, the Korres Wild Rose advanced brightening & nourishing face oil will soften lines and wrinkles, boost radiance and promote even skin tone.
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BEST FOOT FORWARD From the office to date night, the Rozalia ($249.95) from Wittner will be your new favourite heel. Keep it feminine this spring with laser-cut detailing and soft hues, and watch as you turn heads. WITTNER, LEVEL Q P 3012 9434
TWENTY FOUR HOURS WITH KAAN TAVLI We chat with Kaan Tavli, Urbbana Brand Manager and Senior Stylist, about making an impact with style. 5:30AM My mornings are the most consistent part of my life. I start every day checking my emails and the Urbbana social media accounts before my needy cat forces me out of bed. As an adolescent I played futsal semiprofessionally, and since then daily training has been embedded in my day-to-day life. Every morning starts with either a run or training at the gym. 8:00AM My daily style is dictated by my mood, but I always live by advice my father once gave me; “There are three things you never compromise on: the quality of your shoes, the quality of your tie, and the quality of the person you one day marry!” 8:45AM Edward Coffee House on Mary St is my second home. The girls there remember my order and have it ready and waiting for me, along with my breakfast. As soon as I arrive at the boutique I speak with our talented designer, Sam Abi, about the agenda for the day. My role is very hands-on and can include everything from styling sessions through to dispatching orders. 12:00PM My role has a strong emphasis on business development, marketing, and operations management. Whether I am liaising with our craftsmen in Portugal, Turkey and Italy or working with corporate clients on their personal image, my focus is always to create impact with style. 3:00PM At our flagship boutique on Edward St we have a high-end full-service barbershop and lounge, which I fully utilise when it comes to meetings. I love talking style and business over a razor-shave and coffee! I’m also passionate about traditional French boulangerie, which is why during lunch I’m usually at Le Bon Choix cafe. 7:00PM With our industry being a very social one, I usually find myself at events throughout the week. I tend to eat out a lot, but thankfully have the cooking done for me when I am at home! 9:30PM There are three things I do when I have the time to unwind: eat good food, drink great wine, and smoke an even better cigar! I’m a huge fan of jazz and lounge music, so I love to spend my evenings at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar enjoying the live music til’ the late hours of the evening. URBBANA 106 EDWARD ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3211 5499 URBBANA.COM.AU
EVERYDAY I STYLE WITH IMPACT. I LIVE BY THE MANTRA THAT STYLE IS A SIGNATURE THAT CANNOT BE FORGED.
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HEART AND SOLE Prepare yourself for all the warm weather events with the perfect pair of loafers from Florsheim. For a laidback look appropriate for spring barbeques and parties, pair with tan chinos and a chambray shirt. FLORSHEIM, LEVEL 1 P 3236 0611
DRESS CODE Break out the suit jacket, soiree season is upon us. This spring, opt for casual tones, stylish windowpane checks and tailoring. Politix brings sharp dressing and design detail to the forefront, ensuring you always execute your look with charm.
LEGEND HAS IT A year-round staple, there’s never a day when Just Jeans denim isn’t a good idea. As the weather warms up, keep the fit relaxed, jacket washes dark, and be ready for any event that spring brings your way. JUST JEANS, LEVEL Q P 3012 8052
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ON TREND This season, draw inspiration from classic styles, industrial elements, and urban trends from Tarocash. Transition into spring and pair-fitted chinos with a shirt for a masculine look that is warm-weather friendly. TAROCASH, LEVEL Q P 3210 1155
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GROOMING GURU Trends come and go, but a freshly groomed man never goes out of style. Make sure you have the right tools like the Wahl trimmer ($199.95) from Shaver Shop to keep yourself looking smart and suave. SHAVER SHOP, LEVEL E P 3012 7722
GROUND PATROL It’s the little things that can make or break your look. Step things up with the R.M.Williams Tanami Chukka boot ($445) and their collection of suede leather. Classic styles and colours transcend seasons, but modern detailing keeps the look fresh.
STREET CRED From summer festivals to sartorially smart, General Pants will deck you out from head-to-toe in new season gear. Graphic t-shirts are a festival favourite for day, while jeans and vibrant print shirts create a fresh night time look.
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SO MUCH SHADE When it comes to shades, there’s no specs cooler than the classic aviator from Sunglass Hut. While Tom Cruise popularised the look in the 80’s, brands like Polo ($259.95) are taking this iconic design and reworking it for the modern man. SUNGLASS HUT, LEVEL Q P 3229 2632
OFF TO THE TRACK As we shift into Spring, we welcome the arrival of the racing season. Flash Boutique gives us a glimpse of the upcoming racewear trends for the Spring Racing Carnival.
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YOUR FRAMES SHOULD be an extension of your style, an accessory that builds upon your look and adds another layer. Whether you love an extravagant look or a sleek line, your favourite accessory can always elevate your style. For the woman whose style is as vibrant as her personality, opt for specs in a bold, bright colour. Cateye frames are unique but still classy. The chic fashionista is always ahead of the trends. Fine frames in metallic finishes will polish your look throughout the seasons. Minimalistic styling is best accentuated with simple, edgy frames that challenge classic
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A LIST OF 7 THINGS I’VE WORN And how they have shaped me. By Siobhan Taylor.
For a few years I was hooked on ear piercings. The more embellishments on my ears, the better. I’ve since dialed down the number of piercings, and instead opt for bigger and bolder tchotchkes. Maximalism is key.
Since my adolescence, sneakers have always managed to make me feel invincible. Not one for strappy sandals or towering heels, my sneakers always manage to keep up with me even when I am moving a million miles an hour. I’ve chased that feeling of invincibility ever since.
Taking style cues from the likes of James Dean and Steve McQueen, my personal style has always been synonymous with denim (even before I knew what “style” was). My first stint at a music festival included doc martins, denim cut-offs, a seethrough blouse, and sitting on a strangers shoulders.
5. For me, graphic t-shirts mean I can speak my mind without opening my mouth. Feminist slogans have been my go-to since late-high school, and when paired with a mini-skirt and my Nikes, I get a glimmer of that invincibility once again.
While I typically opt for contact lenses these days, style icons such as Jenna Lyons, Elton John and Zoe Saldana often have me reaching for my specs in the morning.
My brushed gold watch is the first item I ever wore that made me feel like a grown-up. A gift from an ex-boyfriend, this simple accessory is a daily reminder of how quickly life changes.
I cannot over exaggerate how many striped t-shirts I own. Flattering and practical, striped shirts have been my modus operandi since I first started making decisions about the way I dress. Nothing is more comforting than pulling on a striped cotton-tee over a pair of jeans and sneakers.
1. Lovisa Yellow Tassel Statement Earrings $19.99 2. Specsavers Ellery 18 $199 3. Betts For Her Posey Sneaker $59.99 4. Jay Jays Boyfriend Jean $59.95 5. Sandro Paris Screen Printed Cotton T-Shirt $120 6. Cluse La Boheme Mesh Rose Gold Watch $169 7. Sportsgirl -Woven Spliced Balloon Sleeve Top $69.95
IN BLOOM From tropical florals to emeraldhued prints, botanicals are having a moment. HARDLY A GROUNDBREAKING Spring trend, but expect to see an edgier, darker bouquet this season. With everything from slip dresses and cigarette pants to ankle boots and eyewear, we’ve dug up this season’s best buys to bring the garden into your wardrobe.
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UNIQUE AND EVOLVING One of Brisbane’s great musical exports, Megan Washington chats to Emmy-Lou McKean about her upcoming orchestral collaboration and forthcoming album. AFTER BURSTING ONTO the Australian music scene back in 2008, two-time ARIA Award winning talent, Megan Washington, is back with a new sound that is still uniquely her own. As part of this years’ Brisbane Festival, Megan Washington and Queensland Symphony Orchestra, lead by John Foreman, will come together for one night only, performing brand new songs from Megan’s forthcoming album and a selection of favourites from her previous three. We chat with Megan about the evolving sound of her new record and what audiences can expect from the upcoming show. How would you describe your upcoming album compared to your previous album, There There? It’s slower, sadder. Romantically melancholy. On this record I wrote about sad love. I was thinking a bit of Roy Orbison. Having said that, it’s very digital and glitchy. What has inspired the new direction of your sound? This time I wanted to make an album that would translate differently live. I often find my shows are such a big thing because the way that I naturally write is quite dense; so with this record I tried to write more sparsely, effectively to give myself more space on stage. Can audiences expect to get a taste of the new album at your performance? They won’t just get a taste; they’ll get a whole meal! For this Brisbane Festival show I will be performing my new 62
MEGAN WASHINGTON WILL RETURN TO THE STAGE ON SEPTEMBER 28 AS PART OF BRISBANE FESTIVAL. Megan Washington
album in full with Queensland Symphony Orchestra lead by John Foreman. I’ve been a fan of John’s ever since I first saw him as musical director on Australian Idol. Obviously since then I’ve come to fully understand the length and breadth of his musicianship. This is our first time working together. How would you describe the experience of performing with a live orchestra? Well, I mean, it’s some kind of dream to have your music realized in such an extravagant way! I tend to make things up as I go in my live shows, changing the set
list spontaneously, doing solo songs when I feel the urge. Obviously it’s a much tighter ship when working with such a large ensemble. Is there anything you’re looking forward to checking out at Brisbane Festival? I love comedy, so I’m really looking forward to Zoe Coombs-Marr, and I recently discovered Demi Lardner while I was watching stand up clips on YouTube. Musically I’m really jazzed about seeing Ngaiire; her live shows are always so creative and inspiring. MEGANWASHINGTON.COM.AU
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WHATEVER YOUR PERSONAL style may be, engaging professional help when designing your wedding will give you the expertise and experience you need to perfectly achieve your vision (and ensure it meets with your budget!). From choosing the colour palette or theme to designing centrepieces and sourcing furniture, a stylist can help navigate the often-tricky waters of planning a wedding. You can choose to outsource every detail or simply engage services in the areas that you need. Stylists can take care of your ceremony, reception and recovery breakfast the day after to ensure your chosen scheme continues throughout. Even DIY-loving couples can enlist support in creating and sourcing all the elements they need to produce their own dream wedding. A professional stylist can help ensure everything you dreamed is ready and waiting for you when you begin your walk down the aisle. An extra set of hands can take the stress out of planning your special day, and allow you to focus on the main event – saying ‘I do’.
THIS IS A question I am often asked. Yes, I like specialty coffee - coffee that is made from quality beans sourced ethically, freshly roasted, and prepared by a professional barista. Does that make me a coffee snob? I think not. In the industry, coffee is considered “specialty” if it has been assessed using the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) cupping protocols and has scored 80 points or above. The SCA takes into consideration the entire supply chain – farmer, buyer, roaster, barista and customer. When discussed in relation to a café or roasting house, it can be a little more ambiguous. Today, with everyone claiming their coffee is of the highest quality, how do you really know? Transparency is a good starting point. Do you know what you are actually drinking in your morning brew? What type of bean, from where, processed how, roasted when? Taking the time to learn about the coffee you are purchasing is the first step to ensuring you are investing in an industry that puts quality ahead of all else. And I don’t think that makes me a coffee snob.
WHEN IT COMES to buying an engagement ring you don’t have to be limited to a traditional solitaire. Rather than buying a ring off the shelf, we believe your engagement ring should be as unique and individual as your own personal style. Oval, cushion and emerald cut diamonds are wonderful alternatives to the classic round brilliant. If you love the Art Deco style, there are beautiful and unique diamond options such as asschers and caddi cuts (to name a few) that will light up your design and give it personality. Explore coloured gemstones. Sapphires are our favourite as they come in a variety of shades and have a high refractive index (sparkle factor!). They are also durable and suitable for everyday wear - perfect for an engagement ring. Speak to the Artisans Gems and Jewels team about gemstone hardness and durability, as this is an important factor to consider. We want your engagement ring to be your perfect piece, and to last you a lifetime. “Don’t be afraid of being different; be afraid of being the same as everybody else.”
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CONFERENCES THAT ENGAGE
HOW TO GET THE LOOK AT HOME
ONE THEME THAT constantly comes up in couples coaching are unspoken expectations. These have the potential of weakening even the strongest of relationships. Unspoken expectations are the result of assumptions and offhand remarks. He might say, “Yeah, I’d like kids one day” but she hears “Ok, 3 kids in 5 years”. Finance is another potential minefield, where she might say “We live and love together, so therefore we pool our money” and he might think “No way! You have your money, I have my money.” It is ideal to talk about what each of you expects from the relationship including responsibilities, commitments, time together, and the future. Talking means you discover if the expectations you both have are realistic, clear, and are meeting the needs of the relationship. Misunderstood expectations wreak havoc on any partnership. Engaging a professional can help uncover and negotiate those expectations to restore openness and understanding and get the relationship back on track.
IN OUR TIME poor world, it is imperative you inject energy into your conference experience to ensure better outcomes on all levels. Don’t underestimate the effect music has on the mood. Consider a live DJ or string quartet to start each session. It is also a good practice to ensure speakers are prepared prior to the event to ensure each of them is on point with the message. Similarly, invest in a great MC who will research your objectives and ensure your speakers are kept on time and message. Push the venue for creative snacks throughout the function, such as trail mix or green smoothie stations, to keep energy levels high. It is crucial you devise a way for delegates to integrate with exhibitors and sponsors. It is important you be creative, as the average person is fairly reserved and may need some encouragement. And finally, give voice to your audience. People do not come to a conference to sit and listen passively. Provide them with a chance to share their expertise and options. Don’t waste this precious opportunity to engage and excite.
THERE IS NO better feeling than leaving the hairdresser with a fresh new do. The one thing I get asked often is how my clients can achieve a salon blow dry at home. There are a few things you’ll need before you start, but firstly, applying a styling product from mid-lengths to ends will ensure you achieve a smooth, long-lasting finish. It’s important to use a heat-protection product to avoid leaving your strands looking dry and damaged. Tools are also just as important as technique. I recommend using a good hairdryer with a nozzle and always styling with a round medium-barrel brush. I recommend allowing your hair to dry slightly to reduce over-exposure to heat and save styling time. Blowdry the hair as usual until it’s about 80 per cent dry, and then section off with clips and continue drying using the barrel brush. After you’ve finished styling, allow your hair to cool down as this sets the hair. Once cooled, slowly brush out and then use your finger to part your hair where you want. Finish with a flexible hairspray to set everything in place.
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SPRING CARNIVAL SEASON
UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET
HEALTHY AND HAPPY is how we want to age, and your attitude, lifestyle, and environment will significantly contribute to how well and long you live. An optimistic attitude, a meaningful focus, and continuing to learn will enable one to be blissfully immersed in life. A safe, quiet environment, connected to nature with easy access to services is the foundation for wellness and wellbeing. This includes the home, garden, and community. Given the amount of time you once spent at work, your retirement needs to be challenging and continues to play to your strengths and passions. It is vital to socialise with your partner, family, and friends who have a similar good sense of humour, share ups and downs, and stay positive. Get moving, have healthy eating habits, moderate alcohol, have a quality eight hours sleep, and also stress-busting strategies. These things contribute to a satisfying and positive ageing and retirement.
SPRING IS HERE and it is time to put your best fashion foot forward. So get ready to start planning those spring racing outfits. The years’ trends come in to play and the Spring Carnival is the perfect time to present the bolder side of personal style. With men’s fashion in the limelight more than ever before, this should hopefully breed new confidence into taking stylish risks. Experiment with colours, prints and textures. The best way to execute this is by buying a suit that has a lustre and it is not your everyday work suit, something with a great texture is ideal to create interest. Look to wear a hat as it can add a bit of flair to any outfit. Be bold in the colours of spring, such as Primrose Yellow (Grey based yellow), Kale, Lapis Blue and Fuchsia. It’s also great to turn to greys instead of blue as the predominant colour of your suit. Then finish off your outfit with a stylish shoe in any colour but black.
THE OVERALL PROPERTY market in Brisbane’s inner city continues to perform extremely well, in particular the housing and owner occupier apartment markets. But sometimes the market can prove to be tricky to navigate as the investor apartment market, which as widely reported, is currently experiencing an oversupply. There are still buyers who are actively looking to purchase these apartments, however they are extremely cautious about overpaying. When looking at what the market is doing in the residential inner suburbs of Brisbane, it is clear that there’s a shortage of residential properties for sale compared to previous years. This is pushing up the prices of homes in highly sought after school catchment zones and properties that are close to the CBD as there is still the same volume of buyers wanting to purchase a home in those suburbs. When choosing an agent, it’s important to look for someone with experience and exceptional local knowledge to achieve the best result for you.
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IN WITH THE NEW
There’s been a shift in event styling trends, as Tamille Head discovers. IF YOU’RE PLANNING an event but can’t stand the thought of it being another boho bonanza, we have some good news. There’s a new wave of styling trends just waiting to transform your next ‘do.
MONOCHROME Black and white, but not as you know it. In a move to get back to basics, we’re seeing a return to a monochromatic colour palette. Paired back with hints of timber and natural accents, it’s a more simplistic, contemporary approach to styling that is anything but boring.
TROPICAL LUXE In a welcome change from the boho trend that has overtaken the event scene, expect to see a surge of tropical styling in months to come. Natural bases of bamboo, white or timber adorned with tropical inspired décor. Think drinks served from coconuts instead of Mason jars, bright throw cushions, green plants and tables lined with pineapples. The kind of look that makes you want to pack your bags and jet off to a tropical paradise.
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GOLD Rose gold has had its moment, and it’s officially time to let gold reign supreme again. While we’ve already seen gold accents start to edge their way into events in the form of cutlery, dinner plates and vases, expect to see a more elaborate use of the metallic hue in bold statement furniture pieces such as dining chairs and coffee tables. Ahinah Homewares Walter drinks trolley $399.95
WIRE FURNITURE It seems as though the world’s collective obsession with Brentwood chairs may be coming to an end. Wire furniture and décor is tipped to become a huge trend in event styling, as hosts choose to embrace a more modern, sleek look over the rustic style favoured in the past. Industrial meets glamorous with the introduction of tall, wire bar stools and coffee tables in simple, understated tones.
EVENT STYLE DECODED
FORMAL Somewhere between cocktail and black tie, a formal dress code requires a short or long formal dress or separates for the ladies. For the men; a dark suit, white shirt and conservative tie is appropriate. Tuxedo’s are optional as formal is often another way to describe Black Tie.
Got the save the date? Now comes the fun part, writes Tamille Head. THE SOIREE SEASON is upon us and that means one thing: events. As the event invitations roll in, it’s time to start getting serious about what you’ll wear, because let’s face it, no two events will have the same dress code. The dress codes for events can usually be met with fear, as sometimes it can be tricky territory finding the perfect balance between smart and casual or deciding if you should wear heels to a garden wedding. It’s a conflicting minefield that can leave even the most seasoned shopper at a loss. Whatever your style, there’s a way to adhere to the dress code. To make the upcoming season a cinch, we’ve decoded the most common dress codes so you can start shopping up a storm without the stress.
BLACK TIE Think red carpet! This is your chance to really bring the glam. Ladies, don a full-length evening gown and your best jewellery. Black Tie is usually reserved for evening weddings and balls, so it’s a good excuse to dress up. Men are expected to wear a tuxedo, bow tie and dress shoes.
COCKTAIL A cocktail dress code is most applicable if you’re attending a semi-formal wedding or event. Cocktail attire isn’t overtly formal and still allows you to have a little fun. A step above smart casual, cocktail wear is usually shorter in length. Men are generally required to wear a suit, preferably a dark one in navy or charcoal, accompanied by a white or plain coloured shirt. And of course, don’t forget a tie.
SMART CASUAL Perhaps the most confusing of all dress codes. Smart casual can leave many scratching their heads as it can sometimes leave the dress code open to interpretation. Many fear arriving to the event overdressed, or (god forbid) underdressed. Best defined as neat, conventional, yet relatively informal, Smart Casual sits somewhere between dressy and casual.
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Sirlion with Croustillant of oxtail, confit shallot and jus gras
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CUTTING EDGE CUISINE
Butter poached red claw yabby with smoked bacon and artichoke veloute
Blending sustainable produce with culinary excellence has put Hummingbird Bar & Restaurant in a league of its own, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. THE NEWEST ADDITION to Rosalie’s Baroona Road dining precinct is Hummingbird Bar & Restaurant. The freshly renovated restaurant boasts a welcoming open-plan dining space that rolls out into an alfresco area. Design elements such as pendant drop lighting maintain the warm, cosy feel even throughout the outdoor area. As my guest and I arrive we are quick to be greeted by two of the restaurant’s three owners. We are shown to our table which is close to the bar but still within view of the buzzing street. It’s been a long day in the office, so first things first are a round of cocktails. Together we decide to let the bartender choose something sweet but with just enough kick to help us unwind. My guest receives a Mojito with a twist of stinging needle juice. After one sip, it’s clear that this cocktail is the equivalent of Queensland in a glass: refreshing, tropical, and with just enough 68
tang to keep you sipping. I have the pomegranate and lemon martini. It was fruity and strong, just as you’d imagine it to be, but with hints of raspberry flavour it quickly tricked my tastebuds into thinking it was infused with a redskin lolly. The menu steers away from the traditional format of entree, main and dessert, and instead, takes shape in the form of begin, continue and accompany, and it’s clear that the tapas-style dishes are designed to encourage diners to mix and share. Our first dish arrives and it is unlike anything I’ve ever seen or tasted before. Mixing green broad beans with vodka-cured salmon on a bed of foraged greens and almond crumb sees this dish take on more of a salad form. It’s crunchy, fresh and zesty. The perfect dish to follow up our cocktails and kick off our next meal. The butter-poached Red Claw Yabby with smoked bacon and artichoke veloute arrives next. The succulent yabby meat is perfectly paired with
the smoked bacon. The only downfall was having to share this dish with my guest as I could have easily enjoyed it all by myself. Not long after, our main of pasture-raised sirloin with Croustillant of oxtail, confit shallot and jus gras arrives. It combines all the elements you would expect to find on a steak dish, but with a contemporary twist. The shredded oxtail meat has been wrapped in a crisp casing, giving it extra crunch. Next to it sits a golden dumpling-like croquette of mash that goes perfectly with the plump sirloin steak, which is cooked to perfection; not compromising the integrity of the meat. The attention to detail in every dish on the menu at Hummingbird Bar & Restaurant proves the commitment the team has toward their ethos of telling a story through the food they serve. HUMMINGBIRD.COM.AU 1/151 BAROONA RD, ROSALIE P 0451 667 812 HUMMINGBIRDBAR.COM.AU
TASTE OF EUROPE FROM QUICHE AND PIES TO BORSCH AND GOLUBTSI, THE NEW MENU AT NUNDAH’S KING OF CAKES SETS THE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO TRADITIONAL EUROPEAN FOOD. OFFERING A UNIQUE RANGE OF SWEET AND SAVOURY EUROPEAN SPECIALTIES, THE NEW MENU NEEDS TO BE TASTED TO BE BELIEVED. KINGOFCAKES.COM.AU
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BITE SIP STROLL MORE THAN JUST A MEAL, BITE SIP STROLL IS A UNIQUE DINING ADVENTURE THAT TAKES PLACE OVER A SINGLE AFTERNOON, WHERE YOU TRAVEL ON FOOT TO EXPERIENCE AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS. ON SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER, THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE VALLEY, VISITING GERARD’S BISTRO AND BAR, NICKEL KITCHEN & BAR AND THE APO. BITESIPSTROLL.COM.AU
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PINKIES UP SPRING HAS ARRIVED AND THE RACING CAFÉ IN HENDRA IS HOSTING THE PRETTIEST HIGH TEA EVENTS IN TOWN, FOR THOSE LADIES WHO LOVE THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE. FROM DAINTY SANDWICHES TO SWEET TREATS, FOR $25 PER PERSON YOU AND YOUR BESTIES CAN INDULGE IN A SWEET AND SAVOURY SPREAD WITH THE OPTION OF BYO BUBBLES, TOO. THERACINGCAFE.COM.AU
GOAL TO GOAL ON SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER, THE MORNINGSIDE PANTHERS’ JACK ESPLEN OVAL WILL BE TRANSFORMED WITH A LONG TABLE DINNER SPANNING FROM ONE GOAL POST TO THE OTHER. YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS CAN ENJOY LIVE MUSIC WHILE DINING UNDER THE STARS AT THE INAUGURAL POST-TO-POST LONG TABLE CHARITY DINNER IN SUPPORT OF MUMMY’S WISH. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. P 0400 334 463
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FEAST YOUR EYES From authentic Asian flavours to soul-satisfying comfort food, Wintergarden’s food precinct will satisfy all of your cravings. wintergardenbrisbane
SPECIALTY TASTES Dumpling Republic is a Brisbane favourite thanks to their regular allyou-can-eat nights that happen on the last Saturday of each month. Whether you like steamed or fried, eat to your hearts content. DUMPLING REPUBLIC, LEVEL 1 P 3210 1818
BLISS OUT For a post-workout snack (or even just a treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty) Coco Bliss has a menu full of nutritious and raw eats and treats. From Acai bowls to smashed avo, they have all your favourites.
EAT MINDFULLY Offering a wide range of wholesome, nutritional, and most importantly, delicious, options for breakfast and lunch, Soul Origin is the ultimate destination for those who are after fresh and gourmet eats on-the-go. SOUL ORIGIN, FOOD COURT P 3505 2499
HANAICHI, FOOD COURT P 3229 4857
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TASTE OF ASIA As flavoursome and authentic as the street stalls of south-east Asia, FantAsia serves a delectable assortment of traditional Asian dishes, with their own twists. Tip: the Tokyo beef is insanely good. FANTASIA, FOOD COURT P 3003 0766
LIGHT AND TASTY If you love Asian food but want a lighter alternative, Hokka Hokka creates perfectly balanced dishes that won’t stretch the waistband. HOKKA HOKKA, FOOD COURT
FRESH FEAST Hanaichi Japanese Fine Foods offers a great alternative to the everyday fast-food venue with a number of traditional dishes like karaage chicken as well as all of your katsu and udon favourites.
MIDDLE EASTERN EATS Indulge in the aromatic spices and flavours of the Middle East at ISPA Kebabs, our very own slice of the Mediterranean. Excite your tastebuds with pide, gozleme and mouth-watering kebabs and salads. ISPA KEBABS, FOOD COURT P 3012 7870
SWEET TOOTH Loaded with toppings and injected with fillings it’s no surprise everything baked at The Doughnut Bar is guaranteed to melt in your mouth. THE DOUGHNUT BAR, LOWER GROUND P 0423 489 234
POSITIVELY DELICIOUS Ms Chi Qi is no ordinary fast food joint, and is all about providing healthy ready-made Vietnamese fusion eats. Try the rice paper rolls, which have been referred to as the best in Brisbane. MS CHI QI, FOOD COURT P 3012 8560
TRADITIONAL TASTES Watching the highly skilled teppanyaki chefs at Okonomi House in action is a work of wonder. The way they chop prawns and flip eggs proves there really is an art to throwing food. OKONOMI HOUSE, FOOD COURT P 3162 1128
A HEALTHY ADDICTION Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap, but the team at Spud Bar are turning that stigma upside down by pairing the nutrient-rich humble spud with fresh salad and meat toppings. On the plus side everything is 100% gluten free! SPUD BAR, FOOD COURT P 3210 1945
SUSHI TIME There’s no need to grab your passport to experience traditional Japanese eats. Sushi Deli serves up worldclass sushi daily, made ready to grab and go for that lunch time rush. SUSHI DELI, FOOD COURT P 3221 7053
PREPARED FRESH Take a seat at Level one Wintergarden Hanaichi Sushi Bar & Dining, where you can experience the only Japansese a la carte dining experience in the heart of the CBD. Amongst beautiful cuisine, sushi just got fancy fresh! HANAICHI SUSHI BAR & DINING, LEVEL 1 P 3210 0032
LUCK OF THE IRISH For all those ex-pats missing home or those who just love a pint of Guinness, Mick O’Malleys combines the lively atmosphere of a Dublin pub with traditonal Irish eats like bangers and mash.
MALAYSIAN DELIGHT From the fiery sambal of the Nasi Lemak to the buttery Roti Canai, all with a cup of Teh Tarik – or any one of 60 drinks on the menu, the food at PappaRich reflects the balance and harmony of the different cultures in Malaysia.
MICK O’MALLEYS, QUEEN ST MALL P 3211 9881
PAPPARICH, LEVEL 1 P 3211 3585
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WITH HEART The humble brownie needn’t be restricted to a simple chocolate flavour. I Heart Brownies have 12 delicious flavours of brownies available every day, and they’re all gluten free! I HEART BROWNIES, GROUND LEVEL P 0411 311 519
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DESK TO DRINKS
Legends Speakeasy Bar is a password-protected destination shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Their website hosts the coordinates of their location, and the password required for entry can be found on their Instagram and Facebook each week when it changes. Once you find your way to this decadent bar you will be rewarded with some of Brisbane’s most unique cocktails, made with ingredients such as activated charcoal. Sample the Ignited Passion (pictured above) if you’re game - it goes excellently with a plate of grilled princi chorizo.
Working in the city means there are plenty of fabulous places to grab a quick drink or hit up a fancy restaurant after work. From rooftop bars with waterfront views to underground speakeasy-style haunts, the options are endless. Dressing for work and play can be a difficult task. For ladies, this season is all about the tailored short suit - think Olivia Palermo. Add a pair of heels and a spritz of perfume come 5pm and you’ll give your office outfit a new lease on life. Gentlemen, invest in a good quality dress shoe that pair well with a smart sports jacket. Remove the tie for a laidback look that is Friday drinks ready.
EAT AND PLAY From aperitivo hour to tailored fitness plans, 480 Queen is located in the heart of Brisbane CBD and is home to some of Brisbane’s favourite restaurants and retailers. 480queenstreet.com.au
BAR OTTO Inspired by aperitivo hour, Bar Otto serves mouthwatering assagi (small bites) alongside a thoughtfully curated drinks menu. Think Aperol spritzes, cheese boards, arancini, and oysters for everything from postwork drinks to Sunday afternoons. THE PARKLAND, ON LEVEL 4
NECTA ESPRESSO Necta Espresso serves deliciously rich pastries, nourishing salads, and small bites, alongside perfectly brewed Campos coffee. Whether you’re after your morning coffee or a meeting over lunch, Necta is a local favourite.
TARO’S RAMEN Taro’s Ramen is renowned for their authentic ramen that tastes exactly like a bowl from Tokyo. From their spicy fire tonkotsu to their irresistible shoyu ramen, every bowl from Taro’s Ramen goes down easily. LEVEL 2 FOOD PRECINCT
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JIMMY RODS SHAVE SALOON BAR AND KITCHEN With more than just fresh cuts and smooth fades, Jimmy Rods Shave Saloon offers a unique experience. With an extensively stocked bar and mouthwatering bites, it’s also available for private events. LEVEL 1, MEZZANINE RAVINE STAIRS
SHUJI SUSHI Shuji Sushi offers a rich, authentic Japanese dining experience right in the heart of Brisbane city. Whether you’re after beef kimchi don or fresh salmon nigiri, Shuji Sushi will satiate your cravings. LEVEL 2 FOOD PRECINCT
TERRA FIRMA BISTRO Bistro dining doesn’t get any better than the delights of Terra Firma Bistro. With fresh local produce and delicious pastries and meals crafted in house, this is a stunning location for a mid-week breakfast. QUEEN STREET LOBBY
OTTO RISTORANTE Serving traditional Italian fare in a relaxed yet tasteful setting, Otto Ristorante have singled themselves out as one of Brisbane’s favourite dining spots. And don’t forget those glorious views of the river. THE PARKLAND, ON LEVEL 4
F1RST CLASS FITNESS At premier fitness studio, F1rst Class Fitness, you will find attentive trainers and personalised fitness plans, tailored to suit your health and fitness goals. Discover their world-class Altitute Training Room. THE PARKLAND, ON LEVEL 4
The Lab Bar & Restaurant
Dripping with elegance and decadence, The Lab Bar & Restaurant is a unique and exciting dining experience, writes Tamille Head. NESTLED AWAY IN the stunning surrounds of Treasury’s Heritage Hotel & Casino, the multi award-winning The Lab Restaurant and Bar offers a contemporary sense of hospitality with a touch of timeless elegance. Don’t be deceived by the name, this is nothing like a school science lab. Offset by a huge oak bar, inviting diners into a bright and open space that’s classy, elegant and unpretentious. In a building that’s more than 100 years old, The Lab offers an equally decadent Modern Australian menu showcasing a selection of great produce with a variety of East/West fusion cooking styles. It all goes down swimmingly with an impressive wine and beverage list from the vast cellar. Our dining experience starts with a plate of natural oysters; fresh and salty, they paired perfectly with our choice of Chardonnay and made a lovely pre-dinner treat. Next came entrees, which were an amazing surprise. The pumpkin risotto was an absolute highlight, a melt-in-your74
mouth, creamy texture with a crunch from the pine nuts; a dish that you would normally pair with a wintery palette was a fresh, summery choice. The zucchini blossoms were crunchy, flavourful and the horseradish cream took your taste buds on an incredible journey. Plated perfectly, this dish was crisp and conversational. The main courses followed, and we decided to choose a variety in order to fully explore all that The Lab had to offer. The scallops were juicy and large and the prawns were exquisitely fresh. The fresh greens and XO sauce were a great addition to the dish. We paired this with an Asian side of seafood combination rice which was very tasty. Then there was the steak, an incredibly juicy fillet of rib eye cooked medium rare with just the right amount of lean meat and succulent fat. Served with an assortment of thin handmade and shaved potatoes and sweet potato crisps which were hard to stop eating, and a delightful béarnaise sauce. For dessert, we dined on the most decadent
Atlantic Salmon, rainforest lime and caper ferro, spinach, potato glass, leek aioli
white chocolate cheesecake, offset by a delightfully-refreshing raspberry gel, crunchy meringue and a smooth, creamy dollop of maple pecan ice cream. Looking out the beautiful bay windows to the bustling city, The Lab makes a great place to take clients, spoil your loved one or just enjoy Brisbane’s history in general. THE LAB RESTAURANT & BAR 130 WILLIAM ST, BRISBANE P 3306 8888 TREASURYBRISBANE.COM.AU
DINING DELIGHT Riverside Food Court offers the utimate escape where you can experience different cuisines and dine with a view. riversidecentre.com.au
SET AMONGST THE city’s most prestigious business hub is the Riverside Food Court. You will find culinary delights from a number of international cuisines located right on the doorstep of the vibrant Riverside Centre plaza. Get ready to discover simplistic dining at its finest.
FULLY LOADED Loaded with fillings like pulled pork, grilled lamb and chicken, Chur Burger Express is what cheat days were made for. If you’ve got some time up your sleeve, you can’t go past the whopping The Chur Beast. CHURBURGER.COM.AU
FRESH IS BEST Steeped in tradition, Little Saigon Grill boasts a large menu full of Vietnamese street food dishes including duck rice paper rolls, lemongrass chicken noodle salads, banh mi, beef pho and laksa. FACEBOOK.COM/LILSAIGONGRILL
HOLA, AMIGO! Zambrero is a healthy, quick-service alternative to fast food with a menu full of tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas, all made using the freshest ingredients. Zambrero has re-interpreted street food so you can personalise your meal. ZAMBRERO.COM
COMFORT EATS With everything from beef brisket bakery rolls to southern fried chicken burgers, the menu at HIVE Coffee & Eat House is brimming with plenty of on-the-go meals that never compromise on quality. FACEBOOK.COM/HIVEEATHOUSE
JAPANESE FLAVOURS With the goal of making sushi of the freshest, healthiest and highest quality, LR Sushi is the perfect lunch spot for a quick and easy fix. The Chef’s special Karaage Don is a must-try for any foodie. RIVERSIDECENTRE.COM.AU
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TASTE OF TRADITION Discover the art of European specialty baking with King of Cakes. EARNING THE TITLE of ‘King of Cakes’ is no easy feat, and it’s one that master pastry chef Wolfgang Kelke has earned fair and square. His passion for culinary excellence has seen him work in some of the world’s finest kitchens and cake shops, mastering his craft. Using authentic European recipes, passed down from generation to generation, Wolfgang has become famous for his mouth-watering baked goods and cakes. The creations at King of Cakes aren’t just any ordinary cakes. If you’re looking for a cake with a unique concept or a little more personalised, look no further than the experts at King of Cakes. Each exquisite cake can be tailored to your requests, hand crafted to suit your preferences. Whether you’re looking to try something a little different like a traditional Austrian Esterhazy cake, a rich Death by Chocolate cake, or something
Death by Chocolate, Mixed Berry Mousse and Blackforest cakes
crafted in your Dad’s favourite sports team’s colours, no request is too much. King of Cakes also have a number of classic fine cakes and delicious treats that can be collected on-the-go. From Baked Cherry Cheesecake to Coffee Cake, the cake cabinet will have something special for any occasion. Visit them at one of their locations in Seventeen Mile Rocks, Taringa, Nundah and Clayfield. KING OF CAKES P 3715 6022 KINGOFCAKES.COM.AU
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READY-MADE COCKTAILS IN a jar are the perfect alternative to making your own. Melbourne Martini creates delectable cocktails in the convenience of a jar, perfect for picnics in the park and backyard barbeques. Move over frosé, there’s a new frozen beverage in town! Prosecco Pops are making their way to our shores just in time for summer barbeques and trips to the beach. Sushi donuts are a new take on traditional rolls and bowls. These hyper-visual treats are sushi rolls shaped like a donut and topped with all your favourites. If you’ve been drooling over the cookie-dough bars that have been popping up on your Instagram feed, you can finally experience cookie-dough cones for yourself with local marketstall, Kuki. We hope you’re hungry! SEPTEMBER17
FROM CROP TO CUP Alex Borg’s passion for quality coffee keeps him ahead of Brisbane’s thriving coffee industry. COMING FROM A background that includes both the rural outback and metropolitan Melbourne, Grinders Coffee Queensland head barista Alex Borg is no stranger to Australia’s thriving coffee scene and it’s wide diversity. Alex’s training has focused on understanding all of the variables that affect coffee, from crop to cup, and learning to control them. He describes the training facility of Grinders Coffee as an unparalleled asset to Brisbane coffee lovers, with the potential to support the Brisbane coffee industry by providing baristas with the skills necessary to raise the benchmark of coffee quality and bring the coffee community together. The carefully constructed training courses are
Alex Borg, Head Barista at Grinders Coffee QLD
perfect for anybody wanting to improve their skills, including coffee enthusiasts who want to learn more about the coffee story and preparation techniques. Whether you are a seasoned barista or merely interested in the craft of coffee preparation, the 5 training courses offered have been carefully crafted to support the learning of any barista at any skill level. For those uncertain if the training course is for them, the Grinders Coffee café also hosts “Sunday Coffee Flights”, a perfect introduction for
recreational coffee lovers who want to learn about the intricacies of coffee flavours and aromas. Alex is excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to continually raise the bar of coffee quality in Brisbane. “With the support of Grinders Coffee I will be competing in several coffee competitions over the next couple of months and am excited for what’s to come!” GRINDERS COFFEE 7/11 LOGAN RD, WOOLLOONGABBA P 1300 476 377 GRINDERSCOFFEE.COM.AU
JOIN US AS WE LAUNCH SOMETHING SPECIAL IN BRISBANE Grinders Coffee has transformed this iconic Brisbane site to a 34-seat ‘coffee experience’ cafe and dedicated coffee training facility. The new Woolloongabba venue offers guests the opportunity to sample of our new range of specialty coffees, with a dedicated brew bar and a warm and welcoming coffee and café experience from start to finish. Boasting a state-of-the-art training facility, Queenslanders have a new coffee education destination to develop their barista skills from the Essentials to Advanced, lead by a passionate and knowledgeable team.
11 LOGAN ROAD, WOOLLOONGABBA Grinders Queensland Training Centre is available for booking online at grinderscoffee.com.au/shop/training or by booking at the cafe; Cafe open 7 days www.grinderscoffee.com.au @grinderscoffeeaus I
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BRISBANE BREWING CO. | WEST END For locally brewed pilsners and open-air relaxing, Brisbane Brewing Co. is the laneway beer garden we’ve been dreaming of. This boutique brewery and bar offers a unique drinking experience, where you can actually relax amongst the brewing equipment thanks to their open-plan brewery design. FITZ + POTTS | NUNDAH Feeling like the holiday home of an eccentric character, this second-floor bar is situated on a gorgeously sunny wrap-around-deck and best enjoyed on warm, idle weekend afternoons. Is there a better combo than craft beer and charcuterie? We don’t think so. CANVAS | WOOLLOONGABBA Tucked out back and delightfully decked out, the Canvas courtyard is one of Brisbane’s best spots to enjoy a brewski on a barmy evening. In addition to one of the best cocktail menus we’ve ever seen, they also have a generous menu of share plates and tapas.
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SUMMER HOUSE RESTAURANT BAR & CAFÉ | KANGAROO POINT With ‘summer’ in the name, you can be guaranteed that Summer House Restaurant Bar & Café is the perfect destination for outdoor dining as the weather warms up. Enjoy boutique wines, signature cocktails, delicious tapas, and live music 5-nights a week. Brisbane’s very own paradise! THE WICKHAM | FORTITUDE VALLEY With fairy lights and hanging plants, this iconic Brisbane venue is almost unrecognisable. Built from reclaimed shipping containers and industrial metals, this courtyard has been gilded with growing gardens and gritty street art.
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EAT STREET NORTHSHORE | HAMILTON Enjoy Sunday on the river at Eat Street Northshore in their very own outdoor bar precinct. With three bars serving up bubbles, beers, cocktails and mocktails every Sunday afternoon, you can enjoy live music and feast on delicious eats from over 70 vendors. Is there a better way to enjoy a drink? READ MORE ONLINE
ON THE RIVER With sweeping views of the Brisbane River and The Story Bridge, dining riverside has never been more indulgent. riversidecentre.com.au
MODERN TASTE More than just a nightspot or place for after work drinks, Brisbane’s iconic Friday’s Riverside is also renowned for its waterfront dining. Waterline Restaurant boasts an impressive à la carte menu with dishes like pan fried duck breast ‘à la orange’. FRIDAYS.COM.AU
SOURCE AND SERVE Jellyfish boasts one of Brisbane’s most prime Riverside locations and have an impressive menu of locally-sourced seafood to match. By the glass or from the cellar, the extensive wine list is sure to step your dining experience up a notch. JELLYFISHRESTAURANT.COM.AU
THE VIBE, THE STYLE, THE FOOD When it’s a struggle to find a restaurant that suits the whole tribe, The Groove Train is the perfect antidote to satisfy every appetite. When you’re feeling pasta and your husband wants a steak, the extensive menu has all bases covered. GROOVETRAIN.COM.AU
ANCIENT MEETS MODERN With a good-sized helping of Latin American flair, Navala offers complete riverfront dining with a mouth-watering offering of traditional full-flavoured tastes. Navala slow cooks their huge variety of meat over charcoal and wood by using the traditional method of Churrasco Rodizio. NAVALA.COM.AU
TASTE OF TRADITION Pig ‘N’ Whistle serve up traditional British meals like slow-braised Steak & Guinness Pie and homemade Lincolnshire Sausages. Settle in with a Guinness and never miss front row seats, with all major sporting events televised live every day. PIGNWISTLE.COM.AU
ELEVATED DINING Taking out the hugely-coveted Gourmet Traveller’s Wine List of the Year 2017, Blackbird Bar & Grill is a favourite when it comes to fine dining and exceptional wines. Slip into the Gatsby-inspired cocktail lounge and make it one to remember. BLACKBIRDBRISBANE.COM.AU
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This life-saving serum will boost life into your skin! Packed with powerful antioxidants, treat dull, sun damaged skin and refine tone to near perfection. Mecca Maxima Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum $116
Create a halo with this next-level illuminator to boost your complexion, this holy grail powder is a must-have Mecca Maxima Mecca Max Skin Halo Dust $22
Party all night long without worrying about fallout, ultra pigmentation will take your eyeshadow game to the next notch with this liquid glitter formulation. Mecca Maxima Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow $35
BEAUTY EDIT: With the world’s biggest Mecca Maxima store opening in Wintergarden on the 15th of September and the arrival of the new in-house MECCA MAX line, we couldn’t help by having a play with these exciting new editions along with some of our all-time favourites.
Ramp up your lash game for voluptuous perfection with the buildable formula that can take you from day to night in just a swipe! Mecca Maxima Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $33
Flaunt your skin with this naturallooking coverage BB cream, which is bound to be your new best friend, hydration and luminosity is key! Mecca Maxima Mecca Max Game Face BB Cream SPF 30 $26
Enhance your features and brighten your complexion with this luxe balm that complements every skin tone while adding hydration from Jojoba Oil, Mecca Maxima Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm $31
Get that sun-kissed glow without the sun with a few soft strokes of this golden bronzer under the cheekbones. Mecca Maxima Nars Bronzing Powder $58
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IN GOOD HANDS Escape the daily grind by relaxing and unwinding with the team at Massage Philosophy. Dedicated to helping you achieve a better life, day by day, the qualified team of professionals at Massage Philosophy utilise traditional practices as well as modern developments and offer a range of services, including Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Acupuncture, Hot Stone Massage and Cupping. Situated in the heart of Queen Street Mall with the convenience of walk-in appointments, Massage Philosophy is an inner-city sanctuary where you can unwind and relax. Whether it’s following a long day of shopping or a quick lunchtime escape for a little TLC, their tranquil salon is the indulgent and soothing respite that you deserve.
INDULGE YOURSELF From medi skin facials and microneedling to eyebrow shaping and tinting, a visit to Pure Indulgence in the Wintergarden will have you relaxing and unwinding in comfort. Each facial is tailored to suit the skin needs of each client, which makes every treatment unique and effective. Every spa or medi skin facial includes a skin analysis, which enables the therapists to meet the changing needs of your skin on each visit. Client care is at the forefront of the ethos at Pure Indulgence. This is clear in the therapists’ attention to detail when creating an indulgent experience to suit their clients needs. After stepping into the softly candlelit space, all of your stress and worries will instantly melt away under the care of the Pure Indulgence beauty therapists.
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INDULGE YOUR BODY A leader in natural skin care since 1985, Jurlique use natural organic ingredients from their Australian farm to create high performance, potent skin care for skin enriching benefits. With the arrival of the new season, the highly-knowledgeable team at Jurlique can help you to achieve truly beautiful, healthy skin. Their signature facial is a customer favourite as it deeply cleanses the skin and boosts microcirculation. Utilising their exclusive professional-use only products, this tailored treatment is heavenly. To reinvigorate your skin post-winter blues, treat your skin with a hydrating, antioxidant rich moisturiser. The Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Day Cream is a nourishing anti-ageing moisturiser that helps skin develop a bright, youthful radiance. For visibly glowing skin that beats the seasonal transition, the Sweet Violet and Grapefruit Hydrating Mist will (Launching October) take your skin from winter to spring without skipping a beat. JURLIQUE, LOWER GROUND P 3210 6808
DESIGNER DEALS A fragrance is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and can be used to express a mood and highlight your personality. With spring in the air, it’s the ideal time to update your scent with something fresh and floral. With notes of apricot, mandarin and freesia, Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower is spring personified. Or perhaps you prefer the more exotic scents of Calvin Klein Euphoria, a seductive, oriental fragrance to transport you from day to night with ease. There’s no need to drop all your hard-earned dollars on designer fragrances when you can get the same brands at discount prices. Pharmacy Outlet has a wide range of the latest perfume releases from your favourite celebrities and designer fashion houses, all at a fraction of the cost. Whatever your preference, there will be something in the collection at Pharmacy Outlet to perfectly compliment your style and personality. PHARMACY OUTLET, LOWER GROUND P 3003 1111
THE VIP TREATMENT You’ve already begun to fill your wardrobe with spring trends, now it’s time to think about updating your manicure too. Put away those rich wine hues and dark navy polishes, this season it’s all about peachy pinks, pops of metallics, black accents and block colours in everything from vibrant tangerine to forest green. Contrasting your bold nail colour against softer seasonal fashion will really make your manicure pop. Invest in a Shellac polish next time you’re in the salon to extend the length of your colour and reduce chipping. Shellac has been proven to strengthen nails and is much less damaging than acrylics, so you can say goodbye to peeling nail beds. The team at VIP Nails are fully trained in applying Shellac nails, and make it their duty to keep up with emerging fashion and beauty trends.
GET RESULTS Dedicated to making you look and feel your best, the team at Results Laser Clinic are proud to use state of the art technology for many different procedures including hair removal, correcting of sun damage, acne scarring, and pigmentation. As a highly accredited and respected laser clinic with results that speak for themselves, the convenient Wintergarden location makes getting your beauty treatments as simple as possible. As proud industry leaders, Results Laser Clinic are committed to providing the safest and most effective services that their clients can have confidence in. From anti wrinkle injections and oxygen facial therapy to cellulite reduction and laser hair removal, Results Laser Clinic continue to strive to be Australia’s most trusted skin and laser clinic.
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BEAUTY SHORTCUTS Want to fast-track your morning routine? Tamille Head discovers the beauty shortcuts that will get you there. MICROBLADING BROWS Using a series of micro needles to implant coloured pigment under the skin, microblading is one of the most sought-after techniques in the beauty industry. Also known as eyebrow feathering, this treatment achieves a more natural look than tattooing by using a handheld tool to deliver fine, even strokes. The results last from one-to-three years, and can be achieved on all eyebrow types. After care is extremely important and clients are advised to avoid getting brows wet and sweating excessively for one week after the treatment. Touch-ups are recommended at six to twelve month intervals. LASH LIFT & TINT Say goodbye to eyelash curlers and mascara. Using specially created silicone pads to lift the lashes from the root only, this technique creates a subtle, natural looking lift, giving the illusion of length and makes the eyes appear more open. The entire process takes roughly 30 minutes to complete, and is usually accompanied by a complimentary lash tint. Expect results to last six to eight weeks. EYELINER TATTOOING Although cosmetic tattooing has been around for many years, its techniques and range of procedure
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options have increased greatly in recent years, now expanding to include eyeliner tattooing. This technique enhances the eyes, making them more intense, and can be applied in a range of thicknesses, winged eyeliner included. Work with your technician to create the perfect style to suit your eye shape. KERASILK KERATIN SMOOTHING TREATMENT This in-salon smoothing treatment has been developed with new innovative Kerashape technology, combined with precious silk and keratin proteins, to give long-lasting, transforming results for up to five months. The treatments contain high concentrations of keratin that penetrate throughout the hair structure, and then are sealed within the cortex to repair damage. The procedure can take up to three hours to complete, but promises to tame frizzy, unruly hair by softening and smoothing the hair structure, while also enhancing body and movement.
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BEAUTY ESSENTIALS From skincare secrets to tantalising fragrances, beauty is more than just skin deep. Let your complexion glow with the industry’s best this season. queensplazabrisbane
GET SET, GLOW Winter can sometimes leave your skin feeling dry and dull. It is the perfect time to repair and replenish with Aesop! A comprehensive regimen imparting hydration will leave your skin feeling nourished. AESOP, GROUND LEVEL P 3229 1337
LIVE IN LUXURY Since it’s founding, Louis Vuitton has created objects that can be passed down through generations. The new Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection encompasses this long-standing ethos as well as smelling like luxury.
GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE Permanent hair reduction is the perfect solution for those looking to be hair free. Say goodbye to shaving and waxing and say hello to the low maintenance beauty trick with Laser Clinics Australia that will leave you feeling silky smooth. LASER CLINICS AUSTRALIA, LOWER GROUND P 3077 9628
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BEAUTIFUL BROWS Get your eyebrows looking their most beautiful at Get Threaded and experience the ancient hair removal technique. Threading is a 100% natural hair removal method and uses no waxes or chemicals, the technique will get those brows looking on point.
BEAUTY TROVE If you’re looking for an excuse to add to your makeup collection, this is it. The arrival of the new season is the perfect time to take the recently launched Mecca Max collection from Mecca Cosmetica.
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LIP SERVICE Find the perfect beauty products to transport you into spring at Chanel. Ditch the dark, matte shades you’ve been wearing all winter long and discover glossy, plumping lipsticks and glosses in bright, punchy corals or soft, peachy nudes. CHANEL BEAUTY, GROUND LEVEL P 3859 4705
YOU BEAUTY Get party ready this soiree season with a translucent setting powder from Laura Mercier at David Jones. Designed to create a modern matte finish and keep your makeup in place all night long, it’s a cultfavourite amongst beauty lovers. DAVID JONES, GROUND LEVEL P 3243 9000
FINISHING TOUCHES Exciting beauty products deserve only the best, most luxurious housing. Mimco is all about accessible luxury. Each collection is designed with a focus on innovation, versatility and quality. MIMCO, GROUND LEVEL P 3229 9924
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The key to an active life is to find activities that fit into your current lifestyle just a few times a week.
LifeShape Clinic Exercise Physiologist Daniel Kane explains how to think of movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience. ONE OF THE most common comments we get from new clients is “I don’t like exercise”. However, often what they mean is they don’t enjoy the particular form of exercise they think they have to do to maintain a healthy weight. “We tell our clients they don’t have to start big, simply start with something they enjoy,” explains Daniel. “Being active doesn’t mean sprinting up a hill for an hour, or slogging it out at the gym every day. Exercise can simply be physical activity that elevates your heart rate and benefits your health, fitness and overall wellbeing.” The key to an active life is to find activities that fit into your current lifestyle just a few times a week. “Let’s be honest, if you have to force yourself to do it, you’re not going to continue it long term,” says
to encourage our clients to live a life of balance,” says Dan. “Simply making a conscious effort to move more is a huge step in the right direction towards a happier, healthier lifestyle.” LIFESHAPE CLINIC LEVEL 1, 19-23 CRIBB ST, MILTON P 1800 567 348 LIFESHAPE.COM.AU
Dan. “Some fun ways to fit in some extra physical activity include swimming at the beach, stretching while watching TV, gardening, climbing on a jungle gym with your kids, or walking to a destination instead of getting in the car.” The good news? Every healthy choice you make adds up. “The goal of our LifeShape programs is
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LOCATED CONVENIENTLY IN the heart of the Brisbane CBD inside Toni & Guy Hairdressing, SE Cosmetic Tattoo & Beauty is an industry leader with over 13 years experience. Director Sylvie Eccleston is passionate about enhancing female aesthetics and creating an enjoyable atmosphere. Semipermanent makeup, glowing skin treatments, and other beauty therapy services are also available. Whether it’s the Express Facial Boost during a lunch break, or the Luxe Deep Cleansing Microdermabrasion, this salon caters to the busy woman.
REVOLUTION HAIRDRESSING IS made up of a team of industry leading specialists. Niquita Miller-Hayes, Technical Director at Revolution Hairdressing, has extensive experience working with the likes of Wella, Toni & Guy, Oscar Oscar, and Kevin Murphy, both in salons and as an industry trainer. Passionate about healthy hair and impeccable colouring, Niquita creates beautifully unique and ontrend styles for her clients. Her keen eye for detail allows her to create gorgeous styles. Keep up with Niquita on Instagram @the.niquita.chronicles
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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD It’s not what lies beneath that matters. It’s what lies ahead. THE BROW AND Skin Studio offers the latest in groundbreaking technology and is the place where science meets skincare. Their results-driven services, such as Light Therapy and specialised skin peels, is now complemented with the Observ Skin Diagnostic Device. Salon owner and skin therapist Sherril Dalitz believes in a personalised approach to skin with a philosophy that the treatments and products they use must show visible results. “Observ is an innovative and revolutionary development in skin diagnostics that photographs 2mm below the skin’s surface,” says Sherril. “The Observ device is revolutionary in the way it reveals more than the top layer of skin, showing what lies
beneath and, more importantly, what lies ahead for your skin.” The device captures six skin-analysis photographs of your face in different light sources to analyse and target skin issues and concerns. It is able to view texture below the skin’s surface, exposing damage and inflammation in high definition. It even provides a comprehensive picture of how the skin will look in 10 to 15 years time. Observ enables Sherril and her team to instantly discover skin conditions below the surface,
enabling clients to make an informed decision on the next step to address these skin issues. The experience may be unnerving at first, however the insight gained is invaluable in creating a personalised skin treatment plan that is effective in achieving the desired results for your skin. THE BROW AND SKIN STUDIO 469 WATERWORKS RD, ASHGROVE P 3366 0002 BROWANDSKINSTUDIO.COM.AU
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MAKE THE CHOP A new season calls for a new do. Tamille Head reveals what you should ask for at your next salon appointment. IT’S THE HAIRSTYLE that continues to reinvent itself, year after year, and this season, the bob is getting much shorter and blunter. Cut just below the lobes, we’re seeing a shift from the ‘lob’ of seasons past as celebrities and bloggers get the full chop. This season, it’s all about keeping it very raw and embracing your hairs natural texture. Stylingwise, it’s all very simple: wash and leave to air dry. For those with fine, straight hair, hairstylists recommend applying a serum to damp hair before bed and allowing it to dry naturally in order to achieve a more natural look. If sleek is more your style, apply a heat protection spray to damp hair before blow drying with a paddle brush. If you can’t bare to go the full chop, freshen up your look by having some bangs cut in. Pushed to either side or worn across your forehead, they’re the perfect way to inject some French-girl cool into your Spring look. To avoid frizz and flyaways, blow out your bangs immediately after washing. Hold your hair dryer over your head, facing down towards your forehead, and brush your bangs from side to side until dry. This takes care of any cowlicks and ensures your bangs fall straight.
THE OWAY MOISTURIZING HAIR MASK LENDS SOFTNESS, BRIGHTNESS AND PREVENTS THE FORMATION OF SPLIT ENDS.
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NAILED IT! The newest innovations in nail grooming – just in time for spring! HERE AT BROOKLYN Beauty Bar we are always on the hunt for the very best products for our clients. Just in time for spring, we are now offering incredible new nail products for our clients! The first new product is called SlickPour and is a powder coating system for even stronger nails. Is it compatible with tips for extra length? Of course! In fact, it’s a much more hygienic system than acrylic, has no odour, and has the same extended colour wear as acrylic (3 to 4 weeks). The base contains vitamin E and calcium, so it’s good for your nails and it’s high shine finish is gorgeous. The other new product is called Go Time. It’s similar to the much-loved shellac, but so much better. As I type this, I’m looking at my own nails that have been rocking this killer product for almost 3 weeks without a chip in sight. It’s different to other products in that it doesn’t need a base coat or a topcoat, and if you do get a little chip or break a nail, you don’t need to remove and start again as
Try ‘SlickPour’ or ‘Go Time’ with your next manicure and get a free G&T or glass of wine or bubbles. Offer ends 30 September 2017. you can easily add layers. The look is completely natural, and we are absolutely in love. Both of these awesome new products have a fab range of colours and are perfectly suited for the warmer months. Both products are perfect for the groomed-girl-on-the-go as they are really fast to apply. We haven’t put this to the test yet, but we
can probably get your nails done faster than you can drink your first G&T at our bar. Nailed it! Love, Brookie BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR SHOP 5, 15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY THE BARRACKS, 61 PETRIE TCE, BRISBANE P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
PREPARE TO BE GLAMMED Haven’t mastered those loose waves yet? The Stefan Squad is your new secret weapon. THE BEST THING about a new season is the introduction of fresh new beauty looks. This Spring, it’s all about bold lips, gold highlights, pops of colour, texture variation and glossy lids. Then there’s the hair trends; think smooth blowouts, natural texture and crossover styles. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could master these looks and leave the house looking like we’ve just sauntered off the runway? Or better yet, wouldn’t it be great if there was a service that you could hire to take care of all the primping? Well, now there is. Founded by Australia’s largest hairdressing chain, Stefan Hair Fashions, the stylemagazines.com.au
Stefan Squad are a team of experienced hair and makeup artists offering freelance styling services tailored for all occasions. They take the hassle out of getting ready for your special event, by coming to you. Whether you’re getting married and need a team of professionals that will make you and your bridal party look and feel like your best selves, your school formal is approaching, or you just want to look a bit more glam for your next night out, the Stefan Squad can do it all. Committed to creating beauty looks that empower women and make them feel beautiful in every way, the Stefan Squad
have collaborated with the likes of Beginning Boutique, hit105, Brisbane Fashion Month and Style Magazines, so you can be assured that you’re in good hands. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Stefan Squad website, you’ll receive 15% off your first booking. For endless hair and beauty inspiration ahead of your next event, follow them @stefan_squad. STEFAN SQUAD STEFANSQUAD.COM.AU
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THROMBOSIS OR BLOOD clotting can lead to serious complications such as heart attacks, stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or, more seriously, a Pulmonary Embolism (PE). So what is a blood clot? It’s a mass formed by platelets, which are held together by fibrin, a protein which acts like glue. 50 per cent of blood clots in deep veins go unnoticed until they cause complications. Diagnosis is determined by a Duplex Ultrasound Scan, and treatment requires anti-coagulation drugs, compression and mobilisation. How to reduce your risk of a blood clot: • Travel. Avoid sitting for long periods without walking periodically. • Surgery. Discuss the risks of DVT with your doctor and whether anticoagulant medication is appropriate to reduce the risk. • Lifestyle. Stop smoking, lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise. • Research. Know your family history and talk to your GP if you think you may be at risk.
RECENT FINDINGS PUBLISHED by the American Association for Cancer Research has revealed a strong link between periodontal (gum) disease and cancer. Almost 66,000 post menopausal women were followed for an average of 8 years. In that time 7149 cancers were subsequently diagnosed - a strike rate of almost 11 per cent. Although anyone can develop cancer, the women with pre-existing gum disease had a 14 per cent higher risk to developing any form of cancer. Certain cancers were more common in the periodontal disease group. These included oesophageal (throat), breast, lung, gall bladder and melanoma. In fact women with gum disease were 3 times more likely to develop throat cancer than those with healthy gums, likely due to the close and intimate connection to the mouth - the gateway to your whole body. Make healthy gums a priority - your life may depend on it. Call James Street Dentists today. Healthy gums never bleed.
WE’VE ALL BEEN there. Putting in the hard yards to grow out your brows only to have them waxed away within seconds. The natural fanstyle fronts of your brows need to be embraced and not tampered with as they symbolise head and heart connection. Untrained therapists that wax too wide in-between the brows are usually unsure of how to tame natural brow fans. Eyebrows can show an array of human emotion or a person’s point of view and the brow hair growth itself plays a very important part in what the eyebrows whisper to us about someone’s personality. The key for a fuller-looking brow: keeping the growth constant. To aid in this process, we have created our very own Brow & Lash Booster Growth Serum, which assists to grow back over-plucked or finer brow hairs. It’s 100 per cent natural and nurtures your adult hairs in the growth cycle to live longer; therefore, allowing the baby hairs to thrive. The end result being natural, well-maintained brows.
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WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?
WHAT’S IN YOUR LIPSTICK?
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MIGRAINE AFFECTS OVER 13 per cent of the global population with females two times more likely than males (18 per cent vs 10 per cent) to suffer from the disease. An individual is said to have a migraine if within his/her lifetime there have occurred 5 or more attacks of headache, each lasting 4-72 hours, severe enough to restrict routine daily activity, and accompanied by nausea and or light/sound sensitivity. Only 20-25 per cent of migraineurs experience aura, and visual changes are the most common form. There can be spots, zigzags or crescents, flashes of light, or losing sight partially or fully. The shimmering that occurs in aura when vision is obscured is referred to as a ‘scintillating scotoma’, where a scotoma is a blind spot in vision. The aetiology of migraine is multifactorial and influenced by diet, lifestyle factors, and hormonal changes. Migraine has a clear tendency to run in families and this suggests a strong genetic component.
A FRIEND ONCE said to me, “On our struggle days, we just wear our lipstick a little brighter”. Who doesn’t love a great lippy to lift their day? Did you know that when we wear lipstick we can’t help but eat about thirty percent of it? While Ancient Grecians would ingest white lead and vermillion, sadly many of the current mainstream lippies still contain some pretty questionable ingredients, like petrol derivatives, potential hormone disruptors and other skin irritants. When looking to purchase your next lipstick, look to Australia and New Zealand brands as they have many cruelty-free, naturally long lasting, strong pigmented brands on offer. Most of these brands pack their lipsticks full of nourishing ingredients like soothing jojoba and avocado oil, shea and cocoa butter as well as candellila wax. If you are new to bold colours, my top tip is applying your lippy and adding a neutral lip gloss over the top. This will soften the edges of a bright lip ever so slightly so you can flash those lips with style for any occasion, day or night.
FOR MANY PEOPLE, there are no words more anxiety-inducing than “adult acne”, and we have noticed there have been an increasing number of patients who are struggling with adult acne. Typically, we find this is largely due to an increase in stress and poor diet. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the food you eat and the lifestyle you lead can dramatically impact the appearance and health of your skin. General advice to people with skin concerns is to reassess their diet and consider whether it could be more balanced. A healthy, balanced diet involves plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, and low glycaemic index foods (such as whole grains, unprocessed breads, and rices). Westside Dermatology offer a nurse-led acne solutions clinic where you will be provided expert advice in skin care, make up, acne treatments and scar revision. This is an excellent solution for those patients wishing to take the first step in acne management without seeing a consultant dermatologist.
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THE TOXIC TURNDOWN It’s time to rid yourself of the toxic people in your life. Courtney Frank tells you how. ALMOST EVERYONE HAS encountered a negative person at some point in their life. It’s hard to avoid toxic people; they might be your friends, your colleagues or unfortunately, even your family. The fact is toxic people bring you down. They pull you under, suffocate you and stop you from reaching your true potential. It’s brutal, but true. It’s time to take some control back. Do yourself a favour and rid yourself of the people holding you back in life. Here’s how to get started. DON’T EXPECT THEM TO CHANGE THEIR WAYS The first thing you need to accept when it comes to removing toxic people from your life, is that you can’t change them. Try as you might and as 94
much as they say they will change, the truth is, they just won’t. More often than not, toxic people are motivated by their own personal agendas. You might think that you can encourage a change in them, but ultimately when you accept that you can’t, it will become much easier to remove them from your life. SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES This step is all about saying no and setting clear boundaries. Usually I’m all about saying yes and being open to opportunities but in this instance, the word no is your most powerful weapon. You’ve already made the commitment to take your life back and the fact of the matter is that when you say no, you show self-control and confidence. It
won’t be easy, but every time you say no, little by little you’re regaining your power and limiting their toxic influence over you. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVITY No one ever said that removing toxic people from your life would be easy. In fact, if the toxic person in question is someone you care for deeply, it will be extremely difficult to go through this process. Which is why it’s more important than ever to surround yourself with people who do encourage you, support you and lift you up. These are the people who will remind you why you’re doing this and who will always make you feel loved, cherished and happy. These are the people who should matter most in your life. SEPTEMBER17
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BEST OF BALI Bali’s relaxed vibes, beautiful scenery and wallet-friendly prices keep Australians coming back for more. But there’s much more to Bali than just cheap market shopping, writes Kiri Johnston. IF YOU’RE LOOKING for crystal clear water to swim in all day long, Uluwatu in the south of Bali has beaches like you’ve never seen before attracting surfers from around the world. With only a short drive from Jimbaran Bay, dinner can be enjoyed on the beach at one of the delicious seafood restaurants. For a more upmarket holiday, bustling Seminyak is the place to be. Live in luxury in a private villa, shop the fashion boutiques, visit the trendy beach bars and experience a bit of nightlife. Foodie lovers, this is the right spot to try every cuisine under the sun. Does a low-key atmosphere without the crowds sound like your cup of tea? The humble town of Canggu is paradise for surfers, chillers and laidback souls. Watch the sunset over the ocean laying on a bean bag on the beach with a Bintang in hand. Nusa Dua is the more exclusive region known 96
for its 5-star resorts and water sports making this a great spot for families to stay. The kids can enjoy scuba diving, banana boating and oceanwalking while the adults sip cocktails in a cabana. Experience some true Balinese culture in the tranquil town of Ubud. The mountainous town is famous for it’s arts and crafts scene, rice terraces, fresh organic food cafes, waterfalls, yoga retreats and the monkeys of course! It’s easy to get lost strolling through the streets exploring everything to offer. For those who are a little more adventurous, make a trip to one of the islands surrounding Bali for the ultimate tropical getaway. Take a boat ride or book a few nights stay at one of the many islands that are all unique in their own way. Explore rainforests, reefs to snorkel in, lush forests for hiking that are untouched and much slower than the mainland.
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KNOW YOUR TRAVEL Leave it to the money exchange experts to put more pounds in your pocket. YOU’VE BOOKED YOUR flights, counted down the days and it’s finally time to start packing for your overseas holiday. After months of saving, the thought of spending your hard earned cash on anything but your holidays is out of the question. And that’s where Travel Money Oz comes in. As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, Travel Money Oz pride themselves as a foreign exchange specialist brand with over 130 stores Australiawide and over 20 stores in New Zealand. By being part of the Flight Centre family, Travel Money Oz understand travel and know that the needs of their customers are constantly evolving. Being adaptable to the changes in such a competitive market is what sets Travel Money Oz apart as experts in their field.
Stocking over 60+ currencies - which is uncommon for regular foreign exchange agencies – means that you can pop into a Travel Money Oz store and leave that day with what you need for your holiday. As well as this, they offer Rate Guard to give customers the confidence that they’re protected against foreign exchange spikes in the market up to 14 days following their transaction if they’re unsure of the right time to buy. If you’re travelling overseas and not ready to purchase your currency before heading off, Travel Money Oz also offer their customers the option of a pre-paid travel money card option called Key to the World Currency Card. This award-winning
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