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Welcome to the October issue where we embrace spring summer and present cool looks for the warm days ahead. It’s easy to see why the Australian design aesthetic is so popular with Nncy, Bronx & Banco, Jagger & Stone, Elle Zeitoune, Daniel Alexander and Saski Collection (to name a few) killing it on the NYFW runway. This month, we’ve curated some stunning Melbourne Cup outfits to get you in Cup mode and we feature Love Stories (a new addition to The Calile Hotel shopping precinct). To celebrate, we invite you to enter this month’s competition, for a chance to win one of two $500 Love Stories gift vouchers. There’s also a chance to win a deluxe retreat package at Eden Health Retreat valued at $7500 and also a luxe weekend away at Spicers Retreats (complete with a $400 gift voucher from Pacific Fair and a luxury set of wheels for the weekend from Mercedes-Benz Toowong). Go to www.stylemagazines.com.au to enter. Enjoy the fashion, enjoy the mag and hopefully, enjoy winning!
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PRIZE BREAKDOWN: including a swimming pool, tennis court, wellness spa and functional gym. For those who really love being outdoors, Eden Health Retreat also offers a number of adventure activities, including bike rides, kayaking and bush walks. We’re giving one of our readers and their guest a deluxe retreat package at Eden Health Retreat, sending them for seven days and six nights to stay in a Valley View Deluxe Suite. They’ll enjoy daily buffet cuisine, access to a variety of daily wellness classes, and $350 each to spend on spa therapies in the Eden Spa. You’ll come back from your trip feeling refreshed, renewed, and refocused, ready to face anything life throws at you. EDEN HEALTH RETREAT 1815 CURRUMBIN CREEK RD, CURRUMBIN VALLEY P 5533 0333 EDENHEALTHRETREAT.COM.AU
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We’ve discovered the three best retreats for when you need to hit restart, and refresh your life. Spending time at a retreat is an investment in yourself, as they allow you to slow down, reconnect, and reset all aspects of your health and wellbeing. Eden Health Retreat can tailor your experience to reflect specific requirements, offering a restorative approach, renewing your sense of possibility and freedom. Catering for couples, singles and groups, with a range of accommodation styles, guests of all ages will reap the benefits of a week on retreat. Their upcoming Digital Detox, presented by P.E. Nation, is your chance to hit reset and engage Australia’s most inspirational women, including Leah Itsines, Ali Hill, and Kirsten King. Attend a week of tranquility, enjoying Eden’s regular benefits along with a number of bonus events. The program encourages you to leave digital devices behind and rediscover the simple things. Ban yourself from social media, emails and TV, and replace them with nourishing food, therapies, and activities. For more information head to their website.
Practicing vipassana meditation is an easy and ideal way to achieve mindfulness and live a peaceful and productive life. Attending a 10 day course with a qualified teacher will allow you to be free of all distractions and observe and learn this bespoke way of life. The retreat is suitable for all people, regardless of religion, race, nationality, or gender, and is just two hours from the Brisbane CBD. RASMI.DHAMMA.ORG
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This month I’m daring to take a walk on the wild side, experimenting with animal prints, earthy tones, and all things jungle insipred. From this seductive silk midi skirt from Realisation Par, to this crocheted crop from Alice McCall, I’m loving any piece that makes me feel a little closer to Mother Nature. Gold homewares are also high on my wish list, as they add warmth and depth to a home. This gorgeous side table from Brisbane artist “A Boy Named Aaron” is the perfect piece to add to your living room to give it some “wow factor.”
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A WORLD CLASS BRISBANE From international chains to boutique hotels, Brisbane is making its mark on luxury accommodation. Brisbane is well on its way to becoming a world-class city on par with not only our southern counterparts (yes, we mean you Sydney and Melbourne) but also international destinations such as Singapore, Berlin and San Francisco. Slowly but surely, recent developments in the Sunshine State have seen an influx of foodie, commercial and lifestyle destinations opening up. Perhaps most notable are the stunning new additions in Queensland’s hotel scene. As the tourism boom in Australia continues to thrive, remarkable new stays have started opening across the country, courtesy of international chains and luxury boutique hotels. As Brisbane’s cityscape continues to change around us, we thought it would be appropriate to turn our eyes to the biggest hotel openings in Brisbane.
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THE WESTIN Opening in November 2018, the new five-star hotel will be Brisbane’s first Westin branded hotel. Located right in the heart of Brisbane, the central hotel will make luxurious accommodation for business travellers easier than ever, with the entirety of Brisbane CBD on its doorstep. Designed to be an urban retreat for business and leisure travellers alike, the hotel has been designed with convenience and comfort at the front of mind, with a fitness studio, conference rooms, Executive Lounge, and variety of dining options all available. With casual café dining in the morning, relaxed yet high-end restaurant dining for lunch and dinner, as well as cool bar vibes and specialty cocktails and wine in the evening, the restaurants will allow guests to experience five-star treatment from the bedroom to the bar. OCTOBER 2018
EMPORIUM HOTEL SOUTH BANK Emporium Hotel has made the trip across the river and officially set up their stunning new digs in South Bank. The Anthony John Group property is the new 5-star, flagship hotel for the brand, and has opened in Brisbane with an entire precinct of eateries as part of the development. With Chris Norman and Alex Liddle, Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef (Pastry) respectively, at the helm, they will direct the extensive range of dining options announced as part of the precinct. Previously of Palazzo Versace, they will oversee the menu development for Belle Époque, The Piano Bar, The Terrace, in-suite dining and events. The hotel features 143 suites that have each been individually designed with the latest technology and luxury additions. With exceptional in-room automation and entertainment technology, as well as the kind of luxury amenities you would expect of a five-star hotel, Emporium Hotel has carved out their own slice of luxury within Brisbane’s growing hotel market.
W HOTEL By now you will be no stranger to W Brisbane, which recently opened its doors as part of the brand new Brisbane Quarter development. As W Hotels returns to Australia 10 years after W Sydney closed, the spectacular addition is a glorious celebration of quintessential Australian culture and iconography. The five-star hotel boasts over 300 designer rooms, each architecturally designed to feel just as luxurious as you could imagine, and each styled in W’s characteristically funky décor. Plus, with Brisbane’s first Three Blue Ducks restaurant and Edward’s & Co. salon, as well as the Instagram-worthy Wet Deck pool bar, there are plenty of reasons to visit even if you’re not staying the night. With panoramic views of South Bank, GOMA, Queensland Museum and more, W Brisbane has certainly made its mark on Brisbane’s riverside.
THE CALILE Like an oasis in the desert, the stunning The Calile Hotel on James St has had Brisbane locals peeping through construction scaffolding for months. Designed by Richards & Spence Architects, the masterminds behind multiple James Street landmarks, The Calile features seven storeys with 178 luxury rooms and suites, all celebrating the lush, sub-tropical climate we love of our River City. In addition to the rooms, the hotel also offers a range of boutiques for visitors and locals alike. Dion Lee, Bec + Bridge, Camilla & Marc, Love Stories (on the cover) and Bassike have all joined the development as part of the revitalisation of the James St precinct. As far as drinking and dining, Hellenika and the Lobby Bar will have guests struggling to leave The Calile precinct at all.
Life is a highway It’s not always about the destination, sometimes it’s about the journey. The hustle and bustle of modern life, the ease of jumping on a train, plane, or boat for holiday escapes – have we forgotten the magic of a good old fashioned road trip? Road trips can take many forms, from a CX-8 full of family and friends heading across the country, to just you and your special someone, top down on your MX-5, heading to the beach or a rainforest retreat. And while there’s nothing wrong with winging it and spontaneously choosing your route at a moment’s notice, planning your trip will ensure you don’t miss something wonderful along the way, proving less stressful and more enjoyable.
Style Editor Tracy Sinclair loves a good road trip You can research online and arm yourself with every map, guide, and book, but you can never underestimate the value of a good navigation tool and planning your route. The Mazda Connect system can easily help to keep you on the right track. How are you going to make sure your car is road trip ready? Before you hit the road, make sure your car’s servicing is up to date, the petrol tank is full, and the oil and water levels
have been checked. South East Queensland has some of the most amazing destinations, perfect for quick getaways to the beach or a country town. What will you choose? Adventure, relaxation, or reallife country experience? Rediscover your zoom-zoom and the magic memories created on a road trip. TOOWONG MAZDA 135 MOGGILL RD, TARINGA P 3371 8700 TOOWONGMAZDA.COM.AU
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A powerful piece showing one man’s tale of life through the work of Expressions Dance Company, and performed alongside The Australian Voices. expressionsdancecompany. org.au
Discover the Waterloo Hotel at its very best with the launch of their highly anticipated spring summer menu. Enjoy roaming canapés, pop up bars, Poco Posy’s Rosie the Flower Truck, live music, and much more. waterloohotel.com.au
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Brisbane’s newest seafood festival will unite 15 different restaurants from Eagle Street Pier to Customs House to create special seafood inspired menus to be enjoyed among a number of market stalls and pop-up bars. visitbrisbane.com.au
Australia’s largest German festival is back for another year, bringing even more of the finest German foods and hand crafted beers to Brisbane. Held over two weekends, the festival prides itself in providing the most authentic Bavarian experience. oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au
Do you know someone who has made Brisbane an even better place? Nominate them now for an award. Categories include: • • • • • •
Citizen of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year Corporate Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year Australia Day Cultural/ Arts Award
• Australia Day Sports Award • Australia Day Achievement Awards • Green Heart Award – Individual • Green Heart Award – Organisation.
For information on eligibility and how to nominate visit brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888. Nominations close Monday 5 November 2018, 5pm.
A FRENCHY AFFAIR Be one of the first 100 to visit the new Riverlight Apartments at Hamilton Reach to collect a free goodie bag, before enjoying local tastes and tunes with a French flavour on the grassy lawns of Northshore Riverside Park. facebook.com/HamiltonReach
HALLOWEEN MONSTERS BALL Whip out your scariest costume for Victoria Park’s Halloween event. Receive a cocktail on arrival, get snapped in their haunted photo booth, and dance the night away to a live DJ. victoriapark.com.au
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4 ways to get your dream car for less If you feel like you’re outgrowing your car, Kedron Car Centre can help you upgrade with ease.
Go for quality over price A car is a big purchase and one that is important to get right. When it comes to used cars, it is just as important to buy from the right place as it is to buy the right car. It’s essential to look for a car with low kilometres and one that comes with log book service history. Also, ensure you’re provided with the car’s history reports and a roadworthy.
Buy second hand Choosing to buy a second hand car can help you save money up front, as well as in the long run. Most new cars will lose 25% of their value the minute you drive out of the sales yard, however used cars have a massively reduced depreciation. You can easily save thousands on a near new car that looks and drives just like a
brand new one. There’s also no waiting time on a used car, opposed to extensive wait times of weeks or even months on a new one.
Purchase from a reputable dealer It’s vital to purchase from a car dealer that has been selling cars for a long time and has developed a good reputation for providing quality cars to happy customers. The team at Kedron Car Centre network within the industry, allowing them to pick and choose the right cars at the right price for clients. Choosing the right dealer can help you to save thousands against the same car you would buy brand new.
it, and what type of budget you’re willing to spend or how much you’re willing to spend on weekly repayments. If you know what type of car will suit your needs, the team at Kedron Car Centre are more than able to help you make the right choice of vehicle.
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The Courtyard Say “I do” at Brisbane’s newest ceremony spot with breathtaking city views. The pristine grounds of Victoria Park have just taken a step up in the wedding scene, now incorporating Brisbane’s newest ceremony area to their long list of wedding spaces. Boasting breathtaking city views in a natural, bespoke outdoor area, the new addition to the already award winning venue is exactly what Brisbane brides have been asking for. Aptly named ‘The Courtyard,’ this gorgeous space is every bride’s ceremony dream brought to life. Undergoing detailed planning for a number of months, the space utilises the existing natural environment of Victoria Park to enhance every picture perfect moment on your wedding day.
Choosing the perfect location to say “I do” can sometimes be difficult, as your surrounds are an essential element to consider when planning the most perfect day possible. The Courtyard, which opens for bookings this month, is the ideal location for any ceremony, as it not only sits among the quiet, rolling greens of Victoria Park golf course, but also comes with a white ceremony arbour that can be dressed up or down to suit your style, as well as swoon worthy panoramic views of Brisbane City. Recently named the winner of the 2018 Global Wedding Awards “Most Romantic Brisbane Wedding Venue,” Victoria Park is
home to five different wedding locations and many other beautiful spots perfect for wedding photos. Your guests can also relax in their on-site Bistro between the ceremony and reception, taking in the gorgeous views that can be seen throughout the entire venue. READ MORE ONLINE VICTORIA PARK 309 HERSTON RD, HERSTON P 3252 0666 VICTORIAPARK.COM.AU
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Now open in James Street’s luxury shopping strip, Queensland’s first Love Stories Boutique is full of dainty lingerie and loungewear pieces.
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riginating in Amsterdam’s famous “9 Streets” shopping district in 2014, this delicate Dutch lingerie brand has since made its way onto gorgeous bodies all over the world. Designed by interior and fashion stylist Marloes Hoedeman and inspired by her extensive travels and her love for filmography and literature, all of the Love Stories collections are completely individualised, and can be mixed and matched to suit your style. The delicate designs and silky fabrics allow you to instantly feel gorgeous as soon as you slip them on, appealing to every woman who’s ever been on the hunt for the most delectably perfect garment. It’s lingerie for the modern day woman, banishing simplistic colours, fabrics, and embracing lurex, intricate jacquard, prints, rich silk, velvet, sequins, luxurious lace and velvet in a diverse mix to create items of comfort and class that are made to be seen. From chic triangle bralettes, delicately soft slips, silky coverup pyjamas, sexy and sweet boxers, oversized shirts, dainty dresses, sophisticated toiletry bags, eye masks, and bodysuits, there’s an item for every woman to love on her beautiful body. Sold in boutiques and department stores around the world in 28 different countries, their newest store has just opened on Brisbane’s James Street, beneath The Calile Hotel. LOVE STORIES INTIMATES SHOP G07, THE CALILE HOTEL CNR OF JAMES & DOGGETT STS, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3229 7888 LOVESTORIESINTIMATES.COM.AU
Give Flowers The Flick Are spring’s new season prints giving you hay-fever? These are the sans-blooms styles you should be wearing this September.
Ted Baker Salbett $429
Samantha Wills Oasis Hoop Earrings $149
RAG & BONE Vittoria round-frame gold-tone mirrored sunglasses $345.99
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Zimmerman Castile crochet motif top $395
MacGraw Scorpio skirt $297
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Get ready for SS18 Our editor details her favourite fashion picks for the spring summer season. Forget scrolling through your phone, filling your cart with items you’re unsure of, and head to Mt Ommaney Centre to try on, feel, and fall in love with the latest must-have pieces for the ultimate spring summer wardrobe.
For spring luncheons or casual afternoon drinks by the water, you can’t go past a classic cut dress paired with a few simplistic accessories. Pastels, namely pinks and purples, will be everywhere this spring summer, so be ready to work these into your existing closet. Gold detailing is also very on trend this season, especially on clutches, handbags, and delicate jewellery.
For a more casual look, opt for simple colours, clean lines, and one of this season’s most popular trends, a touch of straw. We love a dainty crop paired with a slick, silky skirt. For accessories, you can’t go past a comfy pair of slides and a statement pair of earrings. If you’re having a bad hair day, whip your locks back into a low bun and wear a boater style hat for an effortlessly put together look.
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Get your spring/summer wardrobe sorted with a free styling session from The Fashion Workshop at our Style Suite Pop Up. When: 11-27 October | Cost: Free | Bookings: Details at mtommaney.com.au or call Customer Service Desk on 3725 8888 1. Lovisa Acrylic swirl statement drop earring $15.99 2. Witchery Square neck Milano knit $119.95 3. Forever New Grace straw boater hat $34.99 4. Witchery Satin slip skirt $179.95 5. Dotti Flatform shoe $49.95 6. Witchery Flare Hem knit dress $199.95 7. Lovisa Ariel pearl earrings $13.99 8. Forever New Lorena grab handle clutch $49.99 9. Forever New Maya mid block heel mules $79.99
Sass & Bide silver moon dress $550
OFFand RACING From the launch luncheons to the race that stops the nation, we’ve got your entire wardrobe covered this spring racing season.
Jill And Jack Classic with ties boater $375
Steve Madden Daisie heel $149.95
Realisation Par The Amelia $210 Temple of the Sun Celia earrings $139 Camilla Obie Tie heel mule $299
Net A Porter Saloni esme one-shoulder ruffled stretchcotton poplin top $456.69
The Wolf Gang Beaumont circle belt bag $229
Romance Was Born Into dreams skirt $1199
Sol Sana Jac heel $19
Ellery Calling Card oversized doublebreasted crepe blazer $1,495
Lack Of Colour The Paradiso $79
Ellery Fourth Element crepe flared pants $895
Caufield Cup STAUD Lance beadembroidered canvas pouch $235
Schutz Joseanna Sandals $236.10
Diane Von Furstenberg Nori leather mules $250
Bec and Bridge Hibiscus midi dress $490
Mimco Tidal Headband $69.95
Alice McCall Nara tie-detailed cutout poplin midi dress $390
Racing fashion expert, Milano Imai, gives us her top 3 tips for this Spring Carnival 1. It’s all about layers! Use pleated details and ruffles to create abundance. 2. Popular colours will be yellow and purple, but as always there’s no right or wrong colour to wear on the track – wear what you love! 3. Hats will be big so think wide brim hats, Dior style brims, boaters, upturned brims, and crinoline trimmings.
The Daily Edited black circle bag $189.95
Simone Rocha beaded drop earrings $390
Tony Bianco Scout black cow washed $149.95 Sheike Coco jacket $149.95
Acne Studios modern wool wide-leg pants $540
Sheike Pippa dress $159.95 Tony Bianco Latoir white patent $189.95
While Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival is all about high end fashion, there was one local Brisbane designer turning heads with her own quirky fashion.
hile designer collections were the highlight of this year’s MBFF, it didn’t go unnoticed that some guests showed their support, love and passion for the fashion industry by showing off their own creations. One of the standouts among the crowd was Andrijana Birtasevic from AB LABEL, whose remarkable designs featured a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The prints were original artwork by talented artist Andrew Grech, created specifically for Andrijana for the event. “[I feel] very lucky that I’ve met him and we were able to collaborate on this fun project. What I’ve learnt is that he can see beyond what the eyes allow you to see, and he has the ability to show it through his artwork,” she said. She explained she stumbled upon Andrew’s work a few years ago after discovering him on social media, and is now uttterly obsessed. “Andrew is a remarkable, extremely talented, humble and very funny guy – I never thought that I would meet
him or that he would paint something for me.” Andrew completed a traineeship in Melbourne with Feltex International where he was mentored by Hungarian artist George Szloboda, who studied and painted with Oscar Kokoshka and Pablo Picasso. Andrew’s career began back in the 90’s, his name becoming well-known with prominent hotels and private collectors in both Australia and the rest of the world. Since then, he has been commissioned by a number of artists, celebrities and elite athletes, including David Beckham, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, the Royal Family of Malaysia, Manchester United FC, Grant Hackett, and Barry Humphries. Over the past decade, Andrew has established relationships with renowned car brands, developers, architects and interior designers in Australia and internationally. His versatile gift for painting the Australian landscape, combined with interpretive skills, has allowed him to transform plain spaces into environments of major appeal. Andrijana and other admirers alike look forward to seeing many more exquisite textile artworks from Andrew in the years to come.
... he has been commissioned by a number of artists, celebrities and elite athletes, including David Beckham, Elton John, Kylie Minogue ... PAGE 28
A driven woman Radio host on 97.3FM’s breakfast show, Bianca Dye, opens up to Laura Frendon about her whirlwind life and what drives her to do and be better every day. Bianca Dye is no ordinary woman. She wears the hat of a radio and TV presenter, author, ambassador, and public speaker. She’s loud, proud, and never shies away from saying exactly what she thinks. She’s a driven woman, and makes a point of lifting others every day. After being told years ago that she had a voice for radio, Bianca started a job at SeaFM Gold Coast, before moving to Hervey Bay to host her own show. Since then, she’s moved a few more times, before landing where she is now, hosting the breakfast show on 97.3FM. When asked what her greatest achievement has been so far, she admits it’s hard to say because most people say “that’s easy, my kids!” But, she was honoured to say her career is something she’s put a lot of hard work into. “I was told early on by someone close to me that I didn’t have what it took to make it in the world of radio, so I made it my mission to prove them wrong. “I’m the only female in the country to win back to back National Radio Achievement Awards and, although I sound obnoxious saying that, I guess I need to own it at 45.” Describing herself as a driven person, Bianca says it’s a passion to help people feel less alone in the world that pushes her to make a
difference to someone’s life each day. “I feel that having a breakfast radio show is a great platform to do that. “When people come up to me in the supermarket and tell me that I made them laugh, or that sharing my IVF story made them feel like someone else was on the same journey, that’s the best thing to happen!”
In future, Bianca wants to work towards taking mental health awareness to a bigger level. She’s recently started @anxietyfree which has become a platform for people all over the world to share their stories. You can listen to Bianca on the Bianca, Mike and Bob Breakfast Show every morning on 97.3FM from 5:30am.
FROM THE kitchen table It all starts with an idea, a scribble of notes, a vision of success, and then a dream come true. These three women are living proof business really can bloom from your very own home. WORDS BY LAURA FRENDON BELINDA GUERRA FROM SCRUNCHIEO
When did you first have the idea to start ScrunchieO? I was going to the gym quite frequently when my trainer at the time told me I needed to use a scrunchie to stop snapping my fine hairs. After not finding any I had a few of my own made up. When my girlfriends came over they absolutely loved them, so I thought I’d make them available for anyone who wanted to prevent breakage and look good while doing it. A dear friend of mine and I then set up a website in the living room that very night and sold out in a matter of hours! What was the definitive “success” moment for you? Recently we’ve been stocked at Edwards & Co, Surry Hills. They’re absolute hair gods, and for them to acknowledge my brand as something that’s going to improve their clients’ hair quality, feels like a real accomplishment. Who would you love to see wearing your products? I would LOVE to see Margot Robbie rocking the ScrunchieO.
RENEE ROSS FROM RENEE LOVES FRANCES
When did you first have the idea to start Renee Loves Frances? I was around 14 when I started making jewellery, and at 16 my Dad would drive me to the local Art Market to sell my creations. It was always something I did alongside studying and my “real” job. At 21, I decided to throw in university and follow my heart, making Renee Loves Frances my full time career. What has been your biggest motivator? Along the way a few people asked when I was going back to university or getting a “real” job. I guess a part of me wanted to prove them wrong, and I wanted to show other women that you could turn your hobbies into a career. What do you love about having your own business? Creative freedom and being your own boss. Where do you plan to take Renee Loves Frances in the future? I’m so excited about my new label with Kasey Chambers, Poetry by Kasey & Renee. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. KATIE DICKENS FROM DANCE BARRE
What was the timeline like when creating Dance Barre? I outgrew my first business “The Transform Method,” quickly. Clients were demanding me and I knew if I invested time into training my staff I would be able to offer more classes and choices for my clients. I spent two months researching and creating new content, and once I found a location, Dance Barre by KATIE Dickens was in full swing. I had over 100 clients within the first three months and expanded my studio space by the fourth month to cater to the growing demand and population. PAGE 30
What do you find most rewarding now that Dance Barre is up and running? I really love walking into the studios, seeing one of my awesome trainers running a class, hearing such positive feedback about the class, the trainers and gorgeous staff. Do you have any advice for those of us with big dreams who are struggling to get started? Never give up. Find that passion first and then hold onto it, set goals and remind yourself, “your biggest asset is yourself - mind over matter, anything is possible.” OCTOBER 2018
Excuse me, Miss We had a taste of the exciting new menu now being served at New Farm’s brunch local. Miss Jones is exactly what our café dreams are made of – millennial pink walls, a glowing neon sign, pops of lush greenery, and long tables for social dining. Daniel and his wife Hannah have been tucked into their spot in New Farm for the past year, making a name for themselves as the “must-see” spot for locals. We went to try three of their most anticipated new menu arrivals – the Israeli eggs, a new look avo smash, and the baklava waffles. No matter what your preference is come breakfast time, one of these is sure to take your fancy. Shock horror, we didn’t actually sample a coffee because, let’s be honest, we already know it’s going to be bloody good. So, we started off with Miss G, a neon green super shake made up of coconut water, mango, pineapple, spinach, kale, mint, and cucumber. While green beverages aren’t for everyone, it was pleasantly refreshing without the dreaded grassy aftertaste. Bonus points for the metal straw, too. To kick off the food, we tried the Israeli eggs, crispy kale, halloumi, broccolini, hummus, pesto, and a glorious poached egg on top of crispy schiacciata, sprinkled with a dusting of dukkah. It’s a mouthful, but a delicious one at that. Next we indulged in something a little sweeter and tried the baklava waffles. Blown away is an understatement – the combination of flavours between the cinnamon ice-cream, honey orange dollop cream, pistachio crumble, and smashed baklava were sweet enough STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
AVO SMASH, ISRAELI EGGS, MISS G SMOOTHIE
without being sickly. Even if you’re not a fan of desserts for breakfast, you’ll be converted after trying these bad boys. Finally, we tried every millennial’s favourite, the avo smash. Now any brunch fanatic will know that a good avo smash is no easy feat.
AVO SMASH, ISRAELI EGGS, AND BAKLAVA WAFFLES THERE’S PLENTY FOR EVERY BREAKFAST ENTHUSIAST TO LOVE ON THE MENU AT MISS JONES CAFE. You have to get the avo to bread ratio right, allow for the toppings to subtly complement the avo, and not overtake, and all while maintaining a crispy sourdough beneath. Of course, Miss Jones did just that, combining hummus, basil, and black sesame to, dare we say, create one of the best avo smashes we’ve ever tasted. Daniel and Hannah are hoping to jump into
another venue sometime soon, and plan to extend their trading hours into the evening, so make sure you keep an eye out. READ MORE ONLINE MISS JONES CAFÉ 1/599 BRUNSWICK ST, NEW FARM P 0413 630 012 MISSJONESCAFE.COM
A celebration of the latest and greatest of Brisbane’s dining scene. Honto The Valley’s newest Japanese inspired restaurant reimagines the traditional cuisine with contemporary nuance and the finest locally sourced ingredients. Their delicious dishes are best enjoyed shared, so make sure you invite a few of your closest friends and family to experience the magical venue with you.
B Lucky & Sons This newly opened ‘player’s paradise’ is no ordinary bar. Just a brief walk from Brunswick St Mall, it’s the perfect place to blow off steam enjoy a cocktail or two, and nibble on a variety of goodies, from pizza to prawn crackers. The fun will be delivered in spades as you enjoy the newest games and old school classics. LUCKYANDSONS.COM.AU
Offering an unforgettable shopping experience and every food imaginable, this fresh food marketplace is an Australian first and the answer to your grocery prayers. Combining concierge, personal shopping, and live food displays, it’s sure to give the big conglomerates a run for their money.
The sister venue to Hellenika on the Gold Coast is opening at The Calile, a boutique hotel coming to Fortitude Valley. The restaurant will feature well-known favourites, as well as poolside bites, a range of beautiful wines, and alfresco dining. The team are hoping to continue the signature service and authentic Greek cuisine Hellenika is known for. HELLENIKA.COM.AU
Florence Café Another cute café has made its way to Camp Hill and residents couldn’t be more thrilled. Serving nourishing food, specialty coffee, fresh cold press juice, and a variety of baked goods, Florence Café is everything you could possibly want from your local. FLORENCE-CAFÉ.COM
Heritij Lead by Michelin star chef Manjunath Mural, this new fine-dining spot is both fresh and bold. Combining a sophisticated whisky bar serving street food and cocktails, with an Asian-Indian gastronomical restaurant, it’s another standout to add to the already impressive list of eateries to be found at Brisbane Quarter. HERITIJ.COM.AU
The official Melbourne Cup guide Soirée season is officially upon us! These are the hottest Melbourne Cup events you need to know about. READ MORE ONLINE
The Joinery This year there is no better location to celebrate Melbourne Cup than at The Joinery with everyone here at Style Magazines. The dynamic venue envisaged by local Brisbane sisters Penny and Maria will be transformed into a refined space by event designers AVIdeas, complete for a ‘day at the races’. You can expect broadcasted live race coverage, a fashion show of fluid fabrics by Style’s very own fashion team, a raffle supporting local charity Hear & Say, best-dressed prizes and vibey live music. Canapes prepared
by The Joinery’s catering partner Chez Nous Corporate will also include a fresh seafood station, delectable fork dishes and a lavish dessert – a textbook recipe for a great day out. With Ink Gin cocktails on arrival, a lavish canape lunch menu, as well as a 4-hour premium beverage selection including Chandon Brut, you’re ensured a luxe cocktail event. Knowing your ticket will help to open worlds for deaf children, there is no better cause or event to unite and celebrate Melbourne Cup this year. TIME: 12:30PM – 4:30PM TICKETS: $170 THEJOINERYWESTEND.COM.AU
Osbourne Hotel Victoria Park Guests will be treated to the ultimate luncheon in the glamorous Marquee Room, receiving a cocktail on arrival followed by a four course long table lunch. The flavours of the day will be centred around all things deliciously citrus, accompanied by a free flowing four hour beverage package. Don your finest outfit and gather your closest friends for the best day out alongside live music and entertainment.
Watch the race that stops the nation on one of the biggest screens in Brisbane, while partying the day away with friends and colleagues in the heart of Fortitude Valley. This year the Osbourne Hotel will be decked out with fresh florals and gold elements, offering a four hour beverage package including G.H. Mumm Champagne, wine buffet by Treasury Wine Estate, and a bespoke cocktail station by Woodford Reserve. Food stations prepared by Head Chef Ben King, will consist of fresh seafood, cured meats, and delectable canapés.
TIME: 12PM – 4PM TICKETS: $149PP VICTORIAPARK.COM.AU
TIME: 11AM – 3PM TICKETS: $145PP OSBOURNEHOTEL.COM.AU
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Persone by Gambaro The newly opened Persone in Brisbane Quarter is putting on a show for their first ever Melbourne Cup event, offering guests live entertainment, fashions on the field, prizes, sweeps, raffles, and one of the best views in Brisbane. Spend your afternoon overlooking the glorious Brisbane River while enjoying a three course set menu, experiencing a taste of their highly talked about menu, as well as a beverage package, including sparkling on arrival.
Waterloo Hotel Enjoy delicious nibbles on arrival before sitting down to enjoy a three-course luncheon, accompanied by a three hour premium beverage package including wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic options and cocktails. Your day will be hosted by talented Brisbane musician Shanon Watkins, as you view all of the races throughout the day on a number of screens. The venue will also have TAB facilities available on the day. Tickets can be purchased via their website or can be accessed via their Facebook Melbourne Cup Event page.
TIME: 11:30AM – 2:30PM TICKETS: FROM $145PP GAMBARO.COM.AU
WHERE TO BE AND WHO TO BE SEEN WITH ON CUP DAY!
TIME: 12PM – 3PM TICKETS: $119PP WATERLOOHOTEL.COM.AU
Lord Alfred Saddle up for an extravaganza of fashion, flavours, fillies and fun as the Lord Alfred transforms to Flemington for a day. All three levels will be incorporated to allow guests to wander through every space at leisure, experiencing everything on offer. Enjoy a spectacular day filled with live music and delicious flavours at multiple food stations and BBQs, and indulge in an excellent range of draft beers and refreshing bubbles and wines. Most importantly, watch the main event on any one of the 14 large LCD screens. Plus, the fun doesn’t end at the finish line, continue to celebrate as our after-party kicks on into the evening! TIME: 11AM – 2:30PM TICKETS: $85 THELORDALFRED.COM.AU
Covent Garden Choose between two different packages for this exclusive event, both giving you access to a premium two hour drinks package including De Chanceny Sparkling Rosé, Ink Gin French 75 Cocktails on tap, Secret Garden wines, and a number of beers on tap. The Royal Garden Party is a cocktail style event serving hot and cold canapés, while the three course luncheon will be held inside the restaurant. As always, dress to impress for the fashions on the field, and take part in the charity sweep stakes going towards the Mater Foundation. TIME: 12PM – 2PM TICKETS: $75PP OR $67.50 WITH GROUPS OF 4+ COVENTGARDEN.COM.AU
EXPERTS MODERN DENTISTRY with Dr Neil Evans
COFFEE MASTERCLASS with Penny Wolff
MIND MATTERS with Wayne Donnelly
Achieve white teeth with ease
Strong women, strong coffee
How to reach your unconscious mind
Many people wish to have whiter, brighter teeth, but are worried that the process will be too difficult, too costly, or even harmful to their teeth. The truth is that quality tooth whitening can be relatively simple, quite cost effective, and perfectly safe. Put simply, tooth whitening involves the use of a whitening agent to remove organic staining and inherent discolouration from teeth, resulting in a whiter smile. When undertaken by a qualified dental practitioner, tooth whitening is extremely safe and causes absolutely no physical damage to the teeth. At Le Tooth Ascot, the team of highly trained dentists can offer you a number of effective and affordable whitening options, including in-chair whitening using Philips Zoom!, as well as customised take-home whitening kits. If you’re interested in a brighter, whiter smile, make an appointment to see the friendly team at Le Tooth Ascot.
International Coffee Day is celebrated around the globe on 1 October and this year The International Coffee Organisation has chosen the theme of ‘Women in Coffee’ to acknowledge the integral role women play throughout the entire coffee chain. This ranges from farming, processing, trading, roasting, brewing, and tasting. At Wolff Coffee Roasters we are passionate about empowering women, with 50% of our valued employees being women. For the first week of October, Wolff Coffee Roasters will be donating $1 from every cup sold to Women’s Legal Service QLD for Dancing CEO’s. Owner, Penny Wolff has accepted the challenge to be a Dancing CEO in 2019 hoping to raise $20,000 for this pertinent cause to assist women experiencing domestic violence. The team at Wolff hope to see you throughout October for a strong coffee to support our strong women.
Most people are aware that we have a conscious and an unconscious mind, but aren’t aware that it’s the unconscious that is the powerhouse and main resource providing all you need to live and experience this wonderful life. However, most people aren’t accessing its rich resources. Imagine you have a magic wand, and with one wave, you can have anything you want. What would you wish for? What would you change in your life? What would you become? Picture the wand being waved over your mind, removing negative beliefs and replacing them with a powerful and positive self-image. Feel that sensation you feel when everything begins to change in your favour. One small change in belief, a paradigm, or a decision may be all it takes to create a significant shift in your life. Learn more about creating your own magic wand by calling Wayne.
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You no longer need to ditch your favourite frames to save your sight. Transition lenses adapt from clear to dark and back to clear again in response to the changing light around you, so you can focus less on squinting and more on your killer style. A new collection of style-driven light adaptive lenses is available for spec wearers demanding a stylish and sophisticated final product, with sapphire, amethyst, amber and emerald colours now available. For lovers of a mirror effect, adaptive lenses are entering a new era, offering on-trend mirror finishes with hints of gold, silver, pink or blue. These colours produce statement tones, enhancing a matching frame colour, or providing a stylish and dramatic effect. The new transition light intelligent lenses provide visual comfort and hasslefree protection from UV rays. They fit any prescriptions and are suitable for all ages.
On their own, a million little things don’t seem that important, but when you add them up, they can make all the difference. How well do you know your partner? Do you know their favourite movie, actor, or even their childhood best friend? Have you asked them about the important events in their life as a child, what they laughed at and when they cried? There are countless ways to discover your partner in the course of a relationship, but one simple way is to try learning about their life. Ask the meaningful questions, learn to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality and love them for it. Getting to know your partner on a deeper level is crucial to establishing a firm foundation for a relationship to flourish and grow. As you begin to know and understand more about your partner, you will be able to appreciate them and be better at responding to them in a positive and healthy way.
If you’ve been hitting the gym during winter to tighten and tone your body, but still have stubborn areas of fat, CoolSculpting might be the solution. CoolSculpting is the number one, noninvasive, fat reduction procedure available on the market right now, as it safely delivers controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells. In the following weeks after the procedure, these cells then die and are eliminated from the body. The procedure has minimal impact on day to day life and most patients return to normal activities shortly after. Areas of the body that can be targeted include the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, flanks, upper arms, and love handles, and results are generally seen within 1-3 months after treatment. Contact Westside Dermatology for a free consultation to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure..
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DENTAL ADVICE with Dr Anne-Maree Cole
with Kelli Boucher
with Kaitlin Reid & Dr. Will Milford
Linking diet and oral health
Got a full wardrobe and nothing to wear?
How to plan for your bundle of joy
Most people are aware that the reduction of sugary food and drinks helps to reduce tooth decay, but don’t realise that acidic food and drinks can also damage your teeth. Things such as citrus fruits, wine, and soft drinks can cause teeth to dissolve, resulting in dental erosion. This causes tooth enamel to thin, leading to sensitive, yellow teeth, and accelerated tooth wear. It’s not only important to assess the amount of sugary and acidic food and beverages consumed, but also the frequency of which you’re consuming them, as frequent snacking and sipping causes more damage than large, irregular consumption. It is also extremely important to maintain good nutrition, aim to always stay well hydrated, and keep a healthy gut and immune system, as this ensures good saliva flow, which is vital for a healthy mouth and comfort during chewing, swallowing, and speech.
It’s common to have an overflowing wardrobe filled with mismatched items before learning how to dress for your own style, personality, brand, and body shape. Almost every woman can relate to buying clothes to then never actually wear them. We trust the opinion of others (who have a different personality, colouring, and expression), rather than getting educated ourselves. How do we know if an item looks good on us? It’s not something we’re taught, so we experiment, which can often become expensive. Colour is the first place to start, because the wrong colours against your skin can make you look aged and washed out. The correct colours will most certainly have you looking more youthful and healthy. The next step is to align your colours with your style to match your individuality. This is where your confidence goes to the next level, and the ripple effect begins.
Deciding to start or expand your family is an exciting prospect. While there is a lot of emphasis placed on the process of actually trying for a baby, it often requires more than just monitoring cycles. A healthy start to conception is achieved by knowing your body well and being in good general health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a well-balanced diet, reducing alcohol consumption and smoking, and aiming to maintain weight within a healthy BMI range can help with this. It is also worthwhile checking in with your GP to ensure any pre-existing conditions are managed, particularly those that may impact conception and pregnancy. Good health and smart lifestyle choices mostly negate the need for a multivitamin during this time, but if you’re unsure where to start or what might be specifically important for you, start with a preconception consultation with an obstetrician.
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RECIPE TO SELF-LOVE Always take care of your soul, with a little TLC. These lush products are our current go-to for a lilâ€™ pampering. WORDS BY KIRI JOHNSTON
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We take a look inside the bag of freelance makeup artist Janise Chan from @jdolls
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We asked beauty expert Brooke Jesberg from Brooklyn Beauty Bar about her best beauty tips for the spring soirée season. What do you love most about the spring party season? Everything – it’s my favourite time of year. I love shedding off the winter woollies and the dry winter skin that often accompanies them. Feeling fit, healthy, and fresh, and being able to bare a little more skin is great too. Open toes and no sleeves, lots of fun events to go to – there’s so much on. So what are your spring beauty tips? Spring clean! I love the look of fresh, clear, dewy skin, so recommend a mini herbal peel to get that lovely glow happening and to slough off dry skin. I love the look of virtually no other make-up apart from a strong brow PAGE 40
and some lovely lashes. Strong brows are definitely a continuing trend, but for those of us who are ‘follicly’ challenged, how do we get that look? I’m so obsessed with brows, but have been frustrated by the lack of the right products. I’ve now developed my own called Booki Brow Co. It’s your one stop for strong brows, while also doubling as eye shadow, accent highlighter and eye liner in one little compact. It’s highly pigmented and stays on well – just apply in the morning and you’re set for the day. Feather tattooing is also great. We’re finding this to be increasingly popular
for those who have wispy, fair, or ‘gappy’ brows. It’s very natural looking and lasts a long time. What other spring beauty secrets do you have? So many – just come in and ask us or read more on line. BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
A conversation starter Two chippies are hoping to change the way men look at mental health, one loud shirt at a time. WORDS BY LAURA FRENDON
radesmen Dan and Ed met on a building site two years ago, instantly getting on like a house on fire. But in October of that same year, Dan lost one of his best mates to suicide, which made him realise just how bad mental health had become in Australia, particularly for men in the construction industry. After a lot of brainstorming, Dan and Ed came up with an idea to help change the lives of young men, by producing their own line of quality workwear, but with a twist. After spending many days coming up with ideas, saving cash on the weekends and working day and night to get themselves going, Trademutt was born. Having now sold 1500 units and increasing in popularity every day, the guys are now more motivated than ever to get their message out to the whole of Australia. Wearing the shirts themselves on a daily basis, they receive a lot of attention, which Ed says is the sole purpose of Trademutt shirts. “[People] absolutely love rocking them because others ask them what they’re about and then start to open up.” Even though there’s now so much awareness about the impacts of poor mental health, many are still battling depression, never getting the help they need. Dan and STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
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Ed believe this is due to a lack of education, which is why they’ve chosen to partner with the TIACS foundation.
“WE’RE EMPOWERING BLOKES TO STAND UP AND ADMIT THEY’RE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH.” The unmissable Trademutt shirts have “This Is A Conversation Starter” across the back, promoting the importance and normality of talking openly about mental health. The TIACS foundation provides education and counselling for those who want to take part in a few educational sessions and learn about how to look after their mental health properly. “It’s about making sure you’re being the best version of yourself and being in the
moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future,” says Ed. Men are notoriously known for shying away from serious topics and talking about their feelings, however Dan and Ed believe keeping conversations light is the best way to get someone to open up. When it comes to starting the conversation, Dan says it’s important to start casually. “You really just have to come at it from a compassionate and empathetic point of view. I think one of the biggest things to remember is just because you’re ready to talk, it doesn’t mean someone who’s struggling is.” The guys are looking for sponsors to get on board and help them to get out and about to make an impact on more people, and help spread their message by getting as many shirts on peoples’ backs as possible. TRADEMUTT.COM
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W Hotel’s re-entry into Australia went off with a bang as 800 guests enjoying flowing champagne and delectable grazing tables. Attendees were treated to entertainment throughout the night, including a performance from pop duo, The Veronicas, and sets from Confidence Man and DJ duo The Twins.
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HERITIJ A new dining and bar experience at Brisbane Quarter and created by Michelin-starred Chef Manjunath Mural, Saffron’s Sridhar Penumechu and Malt Dining’s Nick Pinn welcomed over 300 to enjoy the specially designed, spice infused cocktails and canapés. Manjunath Mural & Nick Pinn
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BLUE Sky SPACES It’s that time of year again when we get to enjoy the glorious spring weather! As Brisbanites, it’s time to make the most of our balconies and backyards. This month we’re bringing you some blue skies inspiration for creating your own outdoor living space.
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Hamptons look THIS SPRING Evoke a sense of relaxed coastal luxury in your dining room with Style My Home’s top picks for Spring! Shop online 24/7 or visit the Newstead store.
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We chat to plant expert Patty Foley from Soul Pantry about the best tips and tricks on how to care for your much loved green friends this spring. You know how we’ve all been longing for spring to banish the dreary days of winter, envisioning the morning sunshine and spending our weekends at the beach? Well, so have succulents. These babies love spring as much as we do, and with the warmer weather and longer days now finally here, succulents come out of dormancy and begin to grow again. Succulents are perfect for the indoors and come in a great range of shapes and sizes. Terrariums are popular at the moment too, as they’re a great low maintenance alternative for classic indoor greenery. Now is the time to get your succulent pots and creations looking and feeling
their best. Here are a few tips to make sure they’re blooming and blossoming right through to summer: • Start watering your succulents once a week. • Succulents require bright light in order to bloom and grow so place your succulents on your veranda, balcony, or in the garden. However, keep in mind that they need to be somewhere they can be protected from the harsh QLD sun between 11am and 3pm. • Keep an eye out for great planters, as spring and planting go hand-in-hand. SOUL PANTRY 31 WOLVERHAMPTON ST, STAFFORD @SOULPANTRY
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If you drive north from Brisbane for just over 90 minutes you’ll hit the gorgeous little town of Maleny. Surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains and lush greenery, it’s perfect for a chilled out weekend of café hopping. You can also discover a number of eclectic fashion boutiques and art galleries in the town’s main centre, or become one with nature and take a look through the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World.
While you need a little more than a set of wheels to get here, it’s certainly worth the trip. The entire journey to Stradbroke Island takes approximately 3 hours including the drive and ferry, so you can be enjoying your own little piece of paradise in no time. Apart from relaxing and enjoying the sun on your face and sand between your toes, you can also go swimming and four wheel driving, or participate in a kayak or a whale watching tour.
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It’s easy to plan your next weekend road trip. Simply ask yourself, north, south, east or west?
While going west may not be everyone’s first choice, we’re sure a quick two hour drive to Toowoomba will have you changing your mind in no time. Toowoomba is in full bloom at this time of year, preparing for their annual Carnival of Flowers. With a rich colonial history tracing back to the early 1840s, Toowoomba is a great road trip destination for a family weekend of exploring.
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If you drive south of Brisbane for two hours you’ll find yourself amongst Lamington National Park. As a part of the Gondwana Rainforests, it contains a number of stunning waterfalls and 150km of walking trails. This destination is one for the explorers, as you can visit O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk and literally walk among the trees, getting a bird’s eye view of the beautiful rainforest. OCTOBER 2018
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DEBATE GOLD COAST ELIZA LANDGREN, CREATOR OF ELLE FIT ACTIVE @ELLEFITACTIVE What’s your favourite beach? Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach. Where is your favourite place on the GC? Burleigh Hill lookout on a calm, offshore winters day. The turquoise water is insane. Best spot for a cocktail with a view? Upstairs at The Collective, great vibe! Your local secret… if you can share! Sunrise every morning at the beach @sunrisesquids Most underrated aspect of the GC? A lot of tourists go to Surfers Paradise, however I feel as though all of the hidden gems on the Gold Coast are found further south. Where do you take out-of-towners when you want to “wow!” them? Our day would look a little like this. A sunrise surf, breakfast at Nude Sisters Wholefood Kitchen, a skate along Miami, a jaffle at Spikexx, sunset at Burleigh Hill, and then Justin Lane for dinner. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
It’s the age old question we find ourselves asking over and over again. Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast? We ask two locals why their neck of the woods is better than the other.
What’s your favourite part about living on the SC? Everything is just SO EASY. Everything I could possible want or need is literally two minutes from home. No traffic, beautiful coastline and beaches, amazing restaurants, shopping, nightlife – we have it all and more. What’s your favourite beach? Tea Tree Bay, Noosa. It’s beyond stunning and the surf is good when there is swell. Your local secret… if you can share! There is a little hidden Italian restaurant called Cala Luna in Maroochydore that has been there for a billion years. It’s a family owned business run by the sweetest people who make the best authentic Italian food. It’s kitschy, affordable and welcoming and would rival any fancy pants restaurant from Sydney for sure. Something about the SC most people don’t know... Even though Noosa Main Beach is rated in the top 10 beaches in Australia, it’s actually the bays further around that are the jewels in the crown. Go find the fairy pools! #fairypoolsnoosa
—LA DOLCE VITA
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Kayla Boyd A stylish woman with a big heart and even bigger goals. The Beauty Chef Glow inner beauty powder $60
Occupation Mumtrepreneur, Lifestyle Blogger, Ambassador, Founder of Find Your Fierce, Host and Public Speaker.
Tell us about Find Your Fierce After I had Willow, I found myself exposed to a whole new world of women. I found myself in negative environments, surrounded by women who weren’t supportive. My intention for Find Your Fierce was to create a safe space and a supportive community, not only for myself, but for other women who may have found themselves in similar situations.
Best piece of advice you’ve been given BACK YOURSELF! It’s about owning who you are, trusting in yourself and believing that you are worthy and capable of absolutely anything and everything that you put your mind to.
One brand to wear for the rest of your life
Describe your personal style Monochromatic, structured, chic, streamlined yet textured.
My style icon
Next holiday destination
Christine Centenera, hands down always has been, always will be!
The first thing you did this morning Snoozed my alarm!
Self-worth, determination, gratitude, resilience and integrity.
Camilla and Marc. I love the diversity of the brand. From athleisure to casual to corporate chic, it caters to all fashion needs.
We are going to go back to New York, Mexico and Hawaii. Camilla and Marc Bowery slip dress $599
What values do you teach your daughter
Product you can’t live without
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara.
Favourite beauty product or treatment The Beauty Chef ’s Glow Powder mixed into water and Omnilux Light Therapy.
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Last night! Darius and I were looking through old videos of Willow while we were chilling on the couch.
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Last time you laughed
The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga.
Where do you seek inspiration from I love surrounding myself with people who are killing it in their lane. I’m fascinated by being around individuals that I can learn from and absorb their knowledge.
Favourite spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner Breakfast at Miss Jones, lunch at Gerard’s Bistro and dinner at Stokehouse.
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A moment of clarity.
Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Style Edition from $30,900 drive away.*
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