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34 Shhh! 35 The Shared Table
Tickets to Taiwan A delicious weekend at King Street A home makeover
CALENDAR 24 The Finders Keepers Markets Rosé Revolution 25 Discover LEGO® Black Friday
ARTS 26 Interview with Natalie Bassingthwaighte 27 Meet Magnus Murphy
FASHION 17 23
WEDDINGS 28 30
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TRAVEL Laid back Lombok A must-do staycation
ON THE COVER: UNIQLO White linen shirt $49.90 & White flare jeans $29.90; Lovisa Earrings. All product available at Westfield Chermside. Shot at Westfield Chermside Outdoor Dining Precinct. Photographer: Corrina Louise Stylist: Leticia Gaskell Model: Regan Botica Que Models Hair & Makeup: Kelly Vaughan and Chelsea Burns Stefan Squad Shoot Assistants: Fiona Williams and Donna Kirby
Zara White zip shorts $59.95, Blue floral button up shirt $59.95, Collarless blazer blue $139 & Pale blue crossbody bag $45.95. All product available at Westfield Chermside. Shot at BIN 931, Outdoor Dining Precinct.
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here’s no doubt our cover shoot set the tone for this month’s indulge issue! No longer are the burbs’ excluded from the buzz of the cityscape, they’re becoming metropolis magnets within themselves. As a premier destination of international brands, Westfield Chermside is a prime example of just this, attracting global fashion retailers all under one roof, kilometres away from the CBD. It’s an indulging experience to see the centre come to life (page 17). Speaking of – we’re taking you on an indulgent journey this month in more ways than one. It certainly got our team chatting about what it means. What does indulging mean to you? Is it more time with your family or perhaps just yourself? Or is it simply less time on your phone? Brisbane locals weighed in on the social media debate and spilled all on page 52. As the year begins to wind up, many of us seek an escape. I was lucky enough to have an early taste of such a getaway across the ditch in Lombok (page 72). But for a slice of something a little closer to home, Paddington is a great place to start; mixing traditional foundations of Brisbane with the contemporary influences from the wider landscape all in one place on page 54. Before we all get run off our feet with the craziness of the season, don’t forget to take a moment to indulge, however that means to you, with a little inspiration from the pages inside...
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From how we live to what we wear, what we eat and even how we behave, owning your indulgences is a kind of satisfying freedom. We believe the best way in life is to take some time to truly indulge. Find out how these luxurious leaders do just that in life and work.
NATASHA AND ALEX SCHWEITZER JEWELLERY DESIGNERS OF NATASHA SCHWEITZER What is your biggest indulgence? It would have to be jewellery, especially diamonds. But apart from that, spending a little extra time in bed reading a good book.
JAMES AND HAYLEY BAILLIE OWNERS OF BAILLIE LODGES What is your biggest indulgence? Travel! We also see it as a way of life that is essential to both Hayley and I personally but also to us as a family, and to each of our four boys. We travel as much as we can, both locally and overseas, to give the boys a real education and enjoyment of the world around us. What is the perfect way to unwind? A stay at Silky Oaks Lodge to
experience a genuine sense of place and a real immersion in the destination. It’s a time to step away from the busyness of everyday life and spend time with the people most important – be it family or friends or just taking some time out for yourself. What would you say is the most important part of selfindulgence? Time. It’s a precious resource and too often we don’t make time for ourselves or our loved ones.
How did you start a career in jewellery design? Our mother Marion Schweitzer is a jeweller, so I guess you could say that it was in our blood. Creativity was always a huge part of our lives, so when we started designing pieces for ourselves to wear out to events we noticed that people really loved the difference in our designs, and the brand grew from there. Why pamper yourself with jewellery? Jewellery is a wonderful indulgence because it usually has a special significance for the wearer. We attach people and cherished memories to each piece.
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Sacha Drake She’s been dressing Brisbane women for almost two decades in vibrant shapes, patterns and persona. Get to know how the woman behind the iconic SACHA DRAKE label.
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grew up all over in Brisbane, but finally settled in West End. During my teens, I had private tuition in pattern making and sewing and at 17 I did one year at Mt Gravatt TAFE. My career started in 2002, when I officially stopped working for anyone else. I travelled to London and Italy where I studied costume design and film directing and then worked in Sydney and Queensland in the film industry. I then lived in the USA and did volunteer events. When I returned to Australia, I decided to get a ‘real job’ in recruitment. Finally, at around 30 I became self employed as a
designer. It’s something that is completely natural to me. The engineering side of pattern making, the challenge of creating something from nothing and aspiring to dress and flatter real women’s bodies is constantly stimulating. Carla Zampatti continues to inspire me for her longevity in a constantly evolving industry and I’m most proud of 17 years of survival and growth in the face of constant change and challenges. IT WAS A DELIGHT CHATTING TO SACHA. READ MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER BEHIND THE BRAND AT STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU AND SOMETHING YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE LOCAL LABEL.
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forward colour techniques and specialty services.” With three decades of award-winning and glamorous tresses under their tool belt, Oscar Oscar Salons are home to Australia’s best hairdressers who are highly sought after for esteemed fashion events and the pages of leading fashion magazines. Stunning hair is a given here, and they also aim to create Australia’s best hairdressing experience with luxury services, the world’s best hair products, relaxing treatments, indulgent refreshment menus and sleek salon designs. Oscar Oscar know best how to maintain their roots and are bringing their birthday back to where it all began. Salon Partner of the flagship QueensPlaza salon, Danny Luu, leads his skilled team alongside Cullinan to manifest the look you want in the finest way. “At Oscar Oscar Salons our consultation process is fundamental in gaining trust and providing a clear understanding of each individual’s hair and goals.” he says. “We want to understand the ‘endgame’ desire and work on a realistic plan to achieve it without compromising hair health.” Trends are always at the forefront of the salon education and they are now seeing colour resembling natural, highlighted tones like the Beyoncé-approved 90s bright face frame with a darker back. The secret to their colour longevity and radiance is the tailored Kérastase Fusio-Dose treatment to instantly transform hair for up to six weeks. From bespoke balayages, extensions, straightening to precision cuts, Oscar Oscar stylists have been hand-selected to deliver the best. OSCAR OSCAR SALONS BOOK VIA OSCAROSCAR.COM.AU
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rolicking across golden sand to crisp blue waves under the radiant summer sun is an image that is so quintessentially Australian it could stop and say, “G’day.” But a less talked about aspect of the lazy luxe lifestyle, is the threat the Australian sun poses to your skin. When resident of the sunshine state, Alyshia Morris, had a melanoma scare in 2013, she was
determined to find a way to bridge the gap between sun smarts and sun style. From this drive, Shade Swim was born. Whether you’re splashing at the beach, lazing by the pool or brunching after a surf, Shade Swim will have you bursting with confidence because not only will you look splendid, but your skin will be protected too. “I want to encourage women to be sun safe and for them to realise they can do this while remaining stylish,” Alyshia says. “Our swimsuits have been carefully designed to fit your shape as you are right now, so women don’t feel they have to change their shape to fit the swimsuit!” Alyshia says. The Australian-made swimsuits
have been embraced by women from sizes 8 to 18 for their sun safe UPF 50+ fabric, innovative Smooth Firm Tighten technology, sustainable Italian Vita Luxe fabric and gorgeous designs. “Shade Swim is about loving and protecting the skin you’re in,” Alyshia says. The latest Endless Summer collection features a range of flattering and fashion forward sleeve lengths, colours and hand-designed prints from leading Australian textile designer, Britt La Spina. The swimsuits all have built in bust support for A-G cups, meaning there’s no need for women to wear a bikini top underneath for extra support. To practice what she preaches, Alyshia keeps it homegrown where she can. “I’m passionate about supporting other local businesses and ensuring all the swimsuits are made here in Australia. I love working with other small creatives like Britt La Spina,” Alyshia says. “Britt’s designs are fun yet sophisticated and it was great collaborating with her to create the timeless Leopard and the feminine Rosita Floral print.” SHADE SWIM P 0478 175 528 SHADESWIM.COM.AU
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Welcome to Brisbane’s only shopping destination for international fashion, all under one roof.
ndoubtably the go-to space for effortless trans-seasonal fashion and resort style dining, Westfield Chermside is keeping their finger on the pulse when it comes to unique fashion and beautiful surroundings to eat, shop and play. Housing international brands such as Zara, H&M, UNIQLO, JD Sports and Sephora, the centre provides a unique and inspiring way to mix and match across brands. Westfield Chermside stylist, Leticia Gaskell, says the benefits are endless with all the international retailers together. “It’s taken the complicated out of building your wardrobe. Shopping well within these fast fashion retailers allows you to select pieces that are both trendy yet timeless and will take you from season to season.” One of the largest international fashion companies in the world, Zara, is across two levels and is home to womens, mens and kids’ wear. Incredible for on-trend items every season, Zara is a mecca for fashion forward looks without breaking the bank. “Zara’s top colour palette for spring is notably cornflower blue, pops of candy pink, sage and yellow, while neutrals and bold brights are still definitely a feature throughout,” says Leticia. Stroll a little further down the mall and you’ll see the abundance of pastels showcased in this season’s H&M collection. “H&M has some of the best longline blazers in a range of great colours. It’s most definitely a goto retailer for head to toe looks
including shoes, accessories, active wear and swim,” says Leticia. For the best hidden and on-trend denim, nothing compares to UNIQLO. Sitting beautifully bright on level two, it’s home to some of the best quality collections, sustainable fashion and the most affordable linen for both men and women of any age. Leticia explains it’s the perfect store for staples such as basics and denim. “Look no further to find the cuts that are super trendy, especially the high-rise flare,” she says. Leader in sports fashion and encapsulating the epitome of street style, JD Sports is a vibe. Channelling the most fashionable athleisure and casual wear, they’re known for having street-style exclusives and stylish ranges. Adorn the latest from Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok and Lacoste and forget classic black, as khaki and blush are the seasonal tones coming through for sport style this spring. Completing your look and topping off your shopping experience at Sephora is simply a must-do. “With some of the best brands in the industry such as Fenty Beauty by Rhianna, The Beauty Chef by Carla Oates and Huda Beauty, visiting the glamorous wonderland is an experience within itself,” says Leticia. Its unique and open environment means there are always ever-increasing emerging brands across their broad range of categories from makeup to wellness. It’s this infinite number of products that can pose quite the challenge to resist buying everything that catches the eye. Whether you’re looking for something natural, functional or a look that’s a little bolder, Sephora has your skincare, makeup, hair care, and fragrance bases covered in one trip.
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Elka Collective The casually luxurious Melbourne-based label has just landed on James Street amongst the bevy of Australian brands.
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ocusing on developing collections that are both versatile and casually luxurious, the small team of women and working mums behind Elka Collective are committed to servicing Australian women who have a need for easywearing pieces that transcend the season and adapt to their lifestyles. And what better location than Brisbane to bring the natural fabrications, quality and longevity at the heart of the label? The answer was a no-brainer. Elka Collective was born from a gap in the market for accessible and everyday garments that don’t focus heavily on trends of the time. The ageless collection is for the woman who embraces quality and versatility in equal measure and seeks pieces that are made well and work well in every aspect of her life. “She’s consistent and considered in her style choices,” says Elka Collective marketing manager, Sarah. “She dresses with confidence and conviction.” Linen is key to the Elka look and makes up their core Luxury Linen Essentials collections. It’s also perfect for being comfortable and chic in the
Brisbane climate, so it’s only fitting they join the luxurious line-up at James Street. “With such a calibre of fellow Australian retailers we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to break into the territory when the opportunity arose,” Sarah says. “We’re really excited to be a part of the James Street community; there really isn’t anything like this precinct in Australia.” The striking boutique has been commanding attention from passers-by with its earthy and imperfect sandstone, smooth marble, rich timbers and reclaimed terracotta tiles. In collaboration with interior architect Chris Aplin and creative director Courtney Price, the space reflects Elka’s love of the natural environment and is the perfect backdrop for their collection. Proudly committed to their roots in Australian design, they also feature contemporary pieces by up and coming talent in store to create stunning boutiques that are an extension of the refined label. ELKA COLLECTIVE 50 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3254 0177 ELKACOLLECTIVE.COM
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Natalie Bassingthwaighte IS ALL THAT JAZZ From starring in the iconic soap series, Neighbours, to fronting The Rogue Traders band, Natalie Bassingthwaighte is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers. This month she’s putting the razzle dazzle in CHICAGO The Musical as it comes to Brisbane during November at QPAC. We sat down with the star to talk all things Broadway and woman power. Natalie, hi! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your upcoming role in CHICAGO - how are you feeling about it? Cannot wait to get to Brisbane and bring my character, Roxie, into such an energetic outdoors environment. I love this role so much, so I cannot wait for that.
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Tell us about your character, Roxie Hart? What makes her tick? I think Roxie is very much underestimated. A lot of people think she is just blonde and ditzy but there is a lot of vulnerabilities to Roxie. I love exploring all these possibilities, from her childhood right through to her current day relationships, there are so many flaws to her like any of us, and that is what makes her fascinating to play every single night. How does it feel appearing in the musical a second time since 2002? I pinch myself every night that I get to play this role and to be part of such an iconic show. The cast and crew on both versions have been deliciously heaven, it is an amazing environment to be in every day.
What kind of preparation goes into this kind of performance? Six months before we started rehearsals, I started dance classes again and really got my head around the piece. Closer to the show, I get to the theatre two hours before and do a dance and vocal warm up, a little bit of meditation, and even just doing my makeup and getting my hair ready feels like great preparation. What is it like working with your fellow cast members, Alinta Chidzey and Casey Donovan? These strong leading women, I love them. I have never been part of company like this that are so supportive. Especially with women, they can either tear you down or lift you up, and there has not been one moment short of support between us all. Where might we find you enjoying yourself while you’re in the city? I cannot wait to hang out in South Bank. My friends have told me that Rydges have a great pool bar so I will definitely be checking that out and having a bevvy.
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Where would we find you at a party? On the dance floor… or on a table dancing, I always end up on a table at some point, not sure how it happens!
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How do you describe what you do? Are you a singer or a producer? I’m in both worlds; I’m a solo artist and performer but I also produce a lot of my own work. But, I collaborate, write and produce for other artists too. How do you describe your style and sound? Anthemic pop. Simply, why music? It’s a way I thought I could have some kind of impact on the world. It’s the most proactive way to help and solve issues if you can build a voice.
A triple threat, hard to forget.
Are you a self-taught musician? I’m half and half – I did a degree in music production and learnt piano, violin and clarinet classically from a seven year old through to 15. I then picked up a guitar at 10 years old, taught myself and never put it down. What’s your creative process like? If it’s for myself I usually find a sound I really like first and work from there. For other artists I find what their influences are and then recreate their own style. For song writing, it’s usually when I’m driving or at work – really inconvenient times! But generally, it’s the sound and music first and then I select previously written lyrics to go with that. If you could have anything in your green room, what would you have? Go full Mariah Carey. Bottle of Hendricks gin and a bottle of tequila, for sure!
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agnus Murphy is a name you’ll want to remember, although I’ve since learnt it’s a hard one to forget. The Brisbane born musician is a triple threat: singer, producer and model, and is
Brisbane is heating up when it comes to the music scene, where’s the best place to catch a gig? For emerging artists, definitely The Zoo and Ivory Tusk! What’s coming up for Magnus? I’m releasing two new tracks and a music video very soon. The next song is about wanting to get away from the usual day to day.
leading the city to new high notes while making his mark along the way. The momentum Magnus has gained is intriguing, returning from a stint of couch surfing and gigging in LA, I managed to snag a hot minute with the muso.
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How did he propose? Matt emailed me at work and suggested we do date night that evening, I agreed and didn’t think too much of it. We got take away sushi from our favourite place and had a picnic at Kangaroo Point cliffs (where we had our first kiss on our first date), and Matt got down on one knee, in front of the beautiful Brisbane City lit up at night and asked me to marry him. I was incredibly shocked and said “Oh my god” for about five minutes before responding with yes! Ceremony and reception venue? Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba. Describe the location and why you chose it… Gabbinbar has so much character in the one venue. You have the romantic pavilion, the woods, the beautiful gardens, the lights throughout the trees at night, and then the beautiful vintage homestead with multiple rooms. It is so romantic, picturesque, and has endless possibilities for photographs. There was just no other wedding venue that compared for us. Top three favourite moments? Walking down the aisle, our vows, and the first dance. Where did you honeymoon? We are going on a five-week trip around Europe at the end of this year in December/ January. It will be our biggest travel adventure yet!
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE With unparalleled 12 storey views showcasing Brisbane’s CBD and the towering Wheel of Brisbane, Rydges South Bank will bring your dream day to life. With your dedicated Wedding Specialist by your side, expect a seamless day from ceremony to reception. Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration or a show stopping party; they’ve got the perfect space. Choose from a range of all-inclusive packages, and they’ll take care of the rest. RYDGES SOUTH BANK 9 GLENELG ST, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3364 0852 EVENTSATRYDGESSOUTHBANK.COM.AU/WEDDINGS
PUT A RING ON IT Your wedding band will be on your finger ‘till death do you part, so make sure you and your partner pick the perfect one. With the largest range of men’s wedding bands in Brisbane, Argyle Jewellers provide a ring for every character and lifestyle. Take your pick from classic metals like gold, silver and platinum or contemporary metals like tungsten, cobalt, titanium and zirconium. Diamonds aren’t just for the ladies either, men’s bands can be just as vibrant with natural-coloured gemstones or non-traditional engraved textures and two-tone metals that are everyday-proof. ARGYLE JEWELLERS WESTFIELD GARDEN CITY SHOP 1337, LOGAN RD, MOUNT GRAVATT P 3156 5980 ARGYLEJEWELLERS.COM.AU
CATERED TO YOUR EVERY NEED Celebrate family, friends and unique feasting. Will your wedding day be fun and festive? Or imbue classical elegance? Whatever your dream day may look like, Cuisine on Cue’s team of wedding professionals will help you bring it to life. An enduring pioneer of the Brisbane catering industry, they have spent 25 years wining, dining, feeding and entertaining brides, grooms and guests. Whether you dream of an elegant 3-course meal, an intimate banquet feast or casual cocktail canapés, Cuisine on Cue can help you plan the day of your dreams. From the beach to ballroom, there is no wedding too big or small. Offering one-on-one consultations with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will help select the right menu for your style and budget, they recognise your wedding day should be as unique as you. Cuisine on Cue’s ability to take an idea, add just the right ingredients and whip up a culinary storm is no secret to those who have dined with them. The company’s unique take on dining and ability to create standout feasts continue to delight the senses and wow all palates. Cuisine on Cue is also proud to work with a number of sought-after venues and function rooms in Brisbane and beyond, plus the team can also come to you with their in-house event planners who can assist with hiring marquees, furniture and styling. If you are looking for a catering partner to bring your wedding celebrations to life, look no further than Cuisine on Cue. CUISINE ON CUE P 3210 2281 CUISINEONCUE.COM
To City Say “I do” at the perfect wedding venue.
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Celebrate your day and your love by a glistening waterfall, lush indoor garden and enchanting chandeliers all in a stunning event space abundant with decadence and hidden gems. Whether you imagined your day in grand opulence or an intimate affair, Cloudland has the venue for you. Let the stars in your eyes match the ones above the glass roof as you treat your guests to canapés and champagne or beautiful banquet options. Nothing is too much trouble here and nothing is overlooked, and you’ll be falling in love all over again with the romance and history between the walls of this glamorous space. CLOUDLAND 641 ANN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3852 5000 CLOUDLAND.TV
SAY IT BY THE SEA Seaside meets splendour in a designer space you and your guests will treasure forever at The Island Gold Coast. The natural beauty of the coastline will serve as your stunning backdrop. Host a spectacular gala event in the Main Room for up to 400 guests or share your love intimately in Room 2 with uninterrupted views of the Gold Coast Hinterland and up to 60 of your nearest and dearest. Designed for hosting larger weddings, The Glasshouse is a versatile marquee–style venue with glass–panel walls and extra–high ceilings to make a very big impression on your guests. Arriving in November, there’s nothing else quite like it. Bookings now open. THE ISLAND GOLD COAST 3128 SURFERS PARADISE BLVD, SURFERS PARADISE P 5538 8000 THEISLANDGOLDCOAST.COM.AU THE WAREHOUSE
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CLASSICAL ROMANCE A wedding in any other warehouse could never exude the opulence and elegance this monument from Brisbane’s yesteryear will on your special day. Constructed in 1905, The Warehouse has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now stands proud as a stunning events space while still holding onto the majesty and romance of a time long gone. With a loft-style ceiling, original archway windows, exposed brick walls, abundant natural light and stylish vintage décor complimented by the open-air Rooftop Terrace and Machinery Lounge, the backdrop of your day will be as unforgettable as the moments you’ll share. THE WAREHOUSE 8 MCLACHLAN ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3852 5000 THEWAREHOUSEBRISBANE.COM.AU
Romance Go with the flow to your dream waterfront wedding at Howard Smith Wharves.
et the love flow at Brisbane’s most charming destination for riverside weddings. All your wedding dreams will become a reality at Howard Smith Wharves with a collection of reception venues ranging from intimate boutique houses nestled below the cliffs to grand waterfront spaces. Every photo will be a treasure when your backdrop is lush gardens, breathtaking cliffs, the iconic Story Bridge and our city’s stunning skyline. Tie the knot in a rustic heritage wharf building with exposed timber beams and authentic features, then celebrate with your guests by sipping cocktails on a private riverfront deck at the Rivershed. Be inspired by Mediterranean summer holidays and the laidback Queensland lifestyle in a boutique event space with a wrap-around veranda at the Bougainvillea House. Or find the dream fairytale wedding nestled in the heart of the gardens in the inner city oasis that is Green House. This lush event space is reminiscent of a gorgeous English glasshouse and opens onto a veranda for alfresco dining with all the charm to perfect your happily ever after. Catered by Howard Smith Wharves’ on-site culinary team headed by David Finlayson,
the cocktail, grazing and plated menus you can select from support Queensland’s best growers and makers whilst offering a tantalizing food experience for all your guests. A selection of specially curated beverage packages by award-winning sommelier Ian Trinkle is yours to choose, then let your guests take the elevator home to The Fantauzzo – the on-site Art Series five-star boutique hotel offering stylish accommodation so your guests can rejoice, relax and relish the full extent of your magical day. HOWARD SMITH WHARVES 5 BOUNDARY ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3188 9090 HOWARDSMITHWHARVES.COM PHOTO CREDIT: LOVER OF MINE
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A Chef’s Signature Signature restaurant at Emporium South Bank is both a sight to behold and an ambience to be felt. WORDS BY GEORGINA MURRAY
here’s certainly more to what meets the palate when dining at this trademark restaurant in the heart of Brisbane’s south side. With impressive interiors and exceptional service, Signature offers a wholesome experience. However, it’s the culinary creations by Executive Chef Chris Norman that really speaks to Signature’s, well, signature. With fresh, local produce the pinnacle of their plates, Chris is elevating the menu season after season, showcasing honest ingredients. ‘’We’re trying to get the best ingredients we possibly can in QLD and Australia-wide if necessary. At Signature, we don’t want to hide behind anything – we treat ingredients with respect,’’ Chris says. ‘’Simply, we don’t want to turn food into something it’s not meant to be. It’s honest food.’’ Recently relocating to Queensland’s ‘big smoke’ from The Palazzo Versace and before that the heat of Melbourne kitchens, Chris has settled with the Emporium family due to aligned values and returned to an environment he’s used to: boutique hotels. Starting off in the bustle of London hotel kitchens, the environment forced Chris to
grow-up, but it was the speed and nature of the kitchen that he thrived off. “I think I needed it as much as it needed me. If I wasn’t in the kitchen, I would’ve been out in all sorts of trouble, no doubt,’’ he says. So, how has Chris taken on Signature with his own trademark? It all goes back to the produce. “We work very closely with the suppliers and we know where our food comes from. Whoever has brought that produce to market has had to raise it with respect from seed to fruition. This means we’re straight onto the freshest ingredients before they’re scheduled – seasons don’t work on a date penciled into a calendar like we do,’’ he says. As spring is in full-force, so are its flavours. Artichoke, fish and asparagus are key ingredients playing favourites on plates while lemon myrtle has been sourced from Mackay to create a must-taste mulberry dish. If you’re after unique dining with no-fuss and authentic flavour, Signature awaits.
WE DON’T HIDE BEHIND ANYTHING, WE TREAT INGREDIENTS WITH RESPECT.”
QUICK BITES Weirdest complaint? I find it funny that people can be strictly gluten-free, until it comes to dessert! Your death-row meal would be… Wagyu Tomahawk Sweet or savoury? I have no sweet tooth! Pizza or pasta? Pizza Who has been your culinary catalyst? At the beginning it was Gordon Ramsay but of all time I would say John Williams from The Ritz in London.
SIGNATURE EMPORIUM HOTEL SOUTH BANK, 267 GREY STREET, SOUTH BANK P 3556 3333 EMPORIUMHOTELS.COM.AU
If it’s a new restaurant, bar or venue in Brisbane, you’ll see it here. EMPORIUM HOTEL SOUTH BANK Led by husband and wife duo, Executive Chef Chris Norman and Executive Sous-Chef Alex Liddle, Emporium Hotel South Bank is showcasing the best of spring Australian produce at Signature. From scarlet prawns to Sommerlad heritage chickens and spiced mulberry, these are just a few of the flavours you’ll taste on the new season menu. @signatureemporium
SHHH! BAR This bar is set to be Brisbane’s best kept secret with classic bartending and old school personalised service alongside cocktails, live music and tasty tapas. Sip on your choice of 70 gins and enjoy a night like the ladies and gents of the old days in a buzzing inner-city bar where party meets plush. @shhhbrisbane
This waterside Japanese Izakaya and bar at Howard Smith Wharves is half retro, half futuristic with a whole lot of delicious smoky flavours. Wagyu beef, gyoza as well as yuzu slushies will be served to upbeat tunes spinning on vinyl in this slice of Tokyo.
Bite more than the big apple at this New York-inspired two-level café, restaurant and bar adjoining Ada Lane. Acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Alan Wise will be serving up modern Australian wood-fired cuisine, focusing on seafood and plant-based dishes with distinct flavours.
INDRIYA This little gem of a restaurant, located in Spring Hill, offers The Chef’s Table experience exclusively for 10 to 12 guests with a 9-course menu for $99pp. Tease your senses with South East Asian inspired flavours. The chef’s unique Gangster Cuisine breaks all the rules of traditional cooking. Open Wednesday to Saturday. restaurantindriya.com.au 34
Food for THE SOUL Take one passionate cook and five housemates and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for an honest and relatable cookbook. Clare Scrine is serving up one shared plate at a time.
Tell us a little about yourself? I’m 25 and work as a community organiser and campaigner. I studied Arts and Law at university and am passionate about climate, justice and activism. I’ve been a major foodie since I was a little kid and have always adored eating tasty things. What does food mean to you? Food has always been an important part of my life, and something calming and constant that weaves around an otherwise busy schedule. It has always been a big part of who I am. Cooking food for others is my love language, and an activity that has always brought me joy. It’s meant slightly different things at various points in my life. What gets you excited about cooking? The creativity and chaos of it all, especially when trying a new thing or cooking up a huge spread. But equally, I love the certainty of the task. Once you’ve perfected a meal, that you know your crowd will love, there’s something
so wonderful about getting into it, and knowing that at the end, there’ll be something lovely to share. What made you decide to write The Shared Table? I’d spent so many years of my life cooking for others and sharing food, I always knew I wanted that part of me to carry on somehow. I’d always thought about opening up a cafe when I finished studying, but I felt a pull towards doing other things, and writing a book seemed like a logical halfway point!
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save us from climate chaos, but the carbon footprint from industrial farming of animal products is a really mind-blowingly huge contribution to the problem. One of the biggest misconceptions about eating meat-free? That it’s limiting! I think it’s the complete opposite. Taking away that central protein that an entire meal usually centres around forces you to think more creatively
Favourite recipe in your book and why? Your recipes are mainly It’d have to be the jalapeño vegetarian and vegan - do you THE SHARED TABLE $39.99 cornbread. It was a complete fluke eat this way yourself? SIMONANDSCHUSTER.COM.AU of a creation the first time I made Yes! I eat vegetarian and try to it, but I adore the flavour and texture and it reduce other animal products too. As I makes such a special addition to a Mexican say in the book, I certainly don’t think inspired meal. that individual consumption choices will Dive into The Westin Pool Party with entry to Brisbane’s only swim-up pool bar.
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Fat Dumpling delivers authentic mouthwatering dumplings handmade on the daily, making sure you get the same delicious, soft and juicy fat dumplings each and every visit. Whether it’s lunch time, a quick bite on the go, date night or dinner with friends, their delicious menu is perfect for any occasion with options to suit all tastebuds. With BYO on offer as well as daily lunch specials, choose from spring rolls to skewers, share plates and more.
El Camino Cantina
Grab your amigos and dive into a world of colour and culture amongst the neon lights of El Camino! For an experience larger than life, this Tex-Mex restaurant and bar is where you’ll find a flavour bomb of authentic food and sensational signature drinks. From Friday to Sunday, indulge in a long lunch or dinner fiesta with a threecourse feast including loaded nachos, wings, fajita and churros plus a two-hour beverage package that includes signature margaritas, house beers and soft drinks.
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Welcome to King Street’s modern Italian dining destination where homemade cooking RU meets contemporary technique. Each TT dish is so thoughtfully prepared with traditional ingredients and care that you’ll feel as though Nonna is right there in the kitchen preparing a hearty meal for you – but with the creative twists only found at Il Verde. Known for their cheese wheel pasta on Tuesdays, indulge in an entrée of polenta chips and pasta stirred up in their wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, a glass of wine, and dessert for $45pp.
Translating to ‘Grandma’ in Vietnamese, owners and cousins Michael Nham & Viet Nguyen owe the inspiration for Banoi to their late grandmother. Recreating traditional recipes that have been passed down through the generations, Banoi is where good food meets passion and culture. Perfect for sharing, find fresh rice paper rolls, steamed bao buns with delicious fillings, wontons and rice dishes on the menu as well as signature noodle soups, vermicelli dishes and a scrumptious cumquot lemonade. @BANOI.AU
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Oozing the utmost elegance and charm, step into a pure Parisian bistro in the heart of King Street. Through a seasonal French menu and extensive French wine list, Francophiles can fulfil their culinary desires and appreciate the lavish design with rich timbers and Spanish marble bar. Bursting with classic dishes and exciting flavours, Saturday’s Supper Club $110 per person set menu is sure to impress. Plus, the Head Sommelier Alexi’s wine knowledge and French accent will ensure the perfect tipple to complement. @MONTRACHET_RESTAURANT
TATO ROSTI W PO IT
This American inspired beer-focused bar and diner is where food meets fun! Known for their super-charged atmosphere where kids eat free on Sundays, head along for lunch or dinner daily deals and experience their frothing fleet of 40-strong Australian, American and European brews. They focus on food that is big on flavour, from low and slow American-style BBQ to buckets of chicken wings, burgers and five varieties of fries. Food with friends has never looked so entertaining, with giant Jenga, ping pong and pinball machines at the ready for you to get seriously social!
There are harmonious flavours amongst great sushi, and the team at Sushi and Nori carefully curate their menu offerings with the highest quality whilst including tasty traditional Japanese details. Simply put, Sushi and Nori is where fresh flavours meet honest food with each dish made with the best produce. Head for a date night and sit alfresco with flickering candles and the starry sky above, how romantic!
BBQ MEAT PLATTER
Discover the delicious small plates menu perfect for sharing during the beautiful spring weather. Their lush alfresco terrace is the perfect spot for a sip in the sun and to work your way through their killer cocktail list. Incorporating seasonal produce with European flavours, Atelier’s menu is as ever-changing as the seasons with the premise of only serving the freshest produce possible. @ATELIERBRASSERIE
WIN THE ULTIMATE FOODIE WEEKEND FOR TWO AT KING STREET PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
hen you think of the ultimate weekend, a few things come to mind: lazing in luxury, a healthy dose of retail therapy, wellness for your mind and body plus food, food, food. Having it all seems too marvellous to be true, but the exceptional line-up at King Street are ready to make your weekend one to remember. You and a loved one will be savouring every moment with luscious gelato at La Macelleria, a decadent Saturday supper at Montrachet, an indulgent sushi feast at Sushi & Nori and a charming Sunday brunch at Atelier
Brasserie. In between meals, lounge in your Superior Room at Rydges Fortitude Valley, shop the best in Queensland design at Artisan, get your heart pumping at CAM’s Cycling Collective and say cheers with pre-dinner drinks at Beerhaus or El Camino Cantina. With delicious details hiding in every corner and excellence flooding the street, this meeting place of heritage and modernity is waiting to be explored by you. A stroll down the block has never looked better than when it’s done at King Street. KING ST, BOWEN HILLS KINGSTREETBRISBANE.COM
• Gelato for two from La Macelleria (valued at $25) • Pre-dinner drinks at Beerhaus or El Camino Cantina (valued at $50) • Saturday Supper Club for two at Montrachet (valued at $220) • One night in a Rydges Fortitude Valley Superior Room (valued at $170) • Sunday Brunch for two at Atelier Brasserie (valued at $100) • Artisan retail therapy (valued at $100) • Sushi & Nori lunch feast (valued at $150) • Wellness package from CAM’s Cycling Collective for Pilates/cycling training (valued at $100)
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Dandelion & Driftwood
is checking in Collect your boarding pass for signature award winning house blends. If you are planning on escaping Brisbane anytime soon you will be excited to know that the beloved Dandelion & Driftwood brand is making a sweet come back! Wolff Coffee Roasters are absolutely thrilled to be opening a pop-up store in November at the Brisbane International Airport. For those who regularly visited and loved their little cafe in Hendra, this will come as some very exciting news – especially to their loyal customers who were very sad when they closed their doors back in June last year. The team assured everyone that this was not the
end, but simply a step they needed to take for the brand to pivot and change. So, Brisbane! Penny and Peter Wolff welcome you to pop in and try one of their signature award winning house blends, Dandelion or Driftwood, for the first time or for the first time in a long time! Many of their old school favourites will be making a return, such as the ‘Henny Penny’ and the ‘Little Piggy’ hot pressed sandwiches, as well as their signature red velvet cupcakes and fresh scones loaded with jam and cream. What could be better than jet-setting on your next holiday or business trip with a
Give the gift of choice back to young people by purchasing a Youngcare Youngcake – a charitable Christmas cake for young people, by young people. In packs designed to share, these delicious blonde Christmas cakes are brimming with festive fruit and nuts.
delicious world class coffee in one hand and a bag of retail beans for your journey abroad in the other? Wolff Coffee Roasters can guarantee you will leave Brisbane with a great taste in your mouth. WOLFF COFFEE ROASTERS 140A GERLER RD, HENDRA P 3267 5551 WOLFFCOFFEEROASTERS.COM.AU
RIVERBAR & KITCHEN
There’s no time like Christmas to spend with your loved ones, so gather them up and treat them to incredible views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge while feasting on a modern Australian menu created from fresh, seasonal produce for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you’re soaking in the festive air with the al fresco dining outside, or having a jolly good time dining inside, Riverbar & Kitchen will keep the good times rolling for all of Noel! Closed for Christmas Day but open every other day. Online reservations available via website. RIVERBAR & KITCHEN 71 EAGLE STREET, BRISBANE CITY P 3211 9020 RIVERBARANDKITCHEN.COM.AU
BRISBANE MARRIOTT A stress-free Christmas? Seems impossible, but the Brisbane Marriott is ready to deliver a Christmas miracle. Offering fully catered breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, fit with entertainment for the kids, gifts, delicious food and premium drink packages, your day will be full of good tidings. You can even wake up with the Brisbane Marriott, as they have plenty of deluxe rooms available over Christmas. The festive vibes are so good, rumour has it that Father Christmas himself will be joining too! BRISBANE MARRIOTT 515 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3303 8000 MARRIOTT.COM.AU/HOTELS/TRAVEL/BNEDT-BRISBANE-MARRIOTT-HOTEL/
EMPORIUM HOTEL SOUTH BANK
THE TERRACE, EMPORIUM is the season for exquisite celebration at Emporium T Hotel South Bank! This summer, you don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy Queensland Hospitality Awards Best Boutique Bar of 2019. Across the holiday period, experience an all-day dining menu, exclusive promotions with Mumm Champagne, Brisbane’s best mixologists and bespoke cocktails and hear Zeek Power from The Voice on Sundays. For Christmas Day, join Emporium for a spectacular lunch on The Terrace, and wine and dine away the afternoon with sweeping views of Brisbane City. With a three-hour premium beverage package, including Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne, experience bespoke festively themed cocktails, spirits, international and local craft beers, wine and more. Along with fresh local Australian seafood platters and a traditional Christmas buffet with all the festive favourites (including carvery meats, roast vegetables, salads and more) there will also be a special visit from Santa.
THE FINER DETAILS: Date: 25 December Time: 12-3pm Location: The Terrace, Level 21 Tickets: $295pp or $195pp for under 18s
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THE TERRACE EMPORIUM HOTEL SOUTH BANK LEVEL 21/267 GREY STREET, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3556 3333 EMPORIUMHOTELS.COM.AU
DISH IT UP
Discover what Brisbane restaurants & cafés have cooking with an array of new and fresh flavours for the holiday season! FEELING SPICY
et Madame Wu delight your taste buds with the perfect balance of spices! As you lounge on the balcony with a crisp glass of Riesling or refreshing cocktail overlooking the Brisbane River, enjoy delicious locally sourced bug meat, wok fried in XO sauce and spinach.
dragon’s egg may seem too good to be true, but Saké is turning up the heat with this wondrous dessert. Crack into white chocolate, yuzu jelly, cherry, coconut cream, almonds and drips of warm miso caramel for a seasonal treat straight out of a fairy tale. SAKÉ RESTAURANT 45 EAGLE STREET, EAGLE STREET PIER P 3015 0557 SAKERESTAURANT.COM.AU
tokehouse Q needs no introduction but this delight deserves one. Cooked in saffron stock and finished with saffron butter and parmesan cheese, the risotto rice hosts a crème fraiche quenelle melting in the centre. Add scampi meat, dots of caviar and bronze fennel, and you have what culinary dreams are made of.
DELICATE AND SPICY
STOKEHOUSE Q SIDON STREET, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3020 0600 STOKEHOUSEQ.COM.AU
elebrating the best in local produce, this menu is designed for sharing over a long lazy brunch right through to dinner. Connect with friends over the seafood share platter or try the famous fish tacos. With crumbed flathead, wasabi aioli and corn salsa these sure pack a punch!
DETOUR RESTAURANT 11 LOGAN RD, WOOLLOONGABBA P 3217 4880 DETOURRESTAURANT.COM.AU
A KOREAN KICK
ucculent and tender marinated slices of beef rib accompanied by ssamjang sauce and a selection of homemade kim chi is what you’ll get in the delicious beef kalbi. Use the Shiso leaves to make a Ssam-style wrap for a burst of fresh flavour! CHU THE PHAT 111 MELBOURNE ST, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3255 2075 CHUTHEPHAT.COM.AU
NEW CLASSICS hef Damon Amos works his magic from a centralised counter in full view of diners, fuelled with creativity and a passion for world-class cooking. Prepare yourself for the most unique culinary experience in Brisbane with meals like cured kingfish with black ants or fossilised carrots.
MARY MAE’S GROUND FLOOR, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE 119 LAMINGTON ST, NEW FARM P 3358 5464 MARYMAES.COM.AU
MADAME WU 71 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3229 5070 MADAMEWU.COM.AU
ry for yourself what the locals have been raving about (especially the pho) at Vietnamese Mint! With fresh herbs, fluffy vermicelli noodles and tender chicken breast, their legendary Vietnamese vermicelli noodle salad is so clean and fresh – you won’t even realise you’re being healthy.
VIETNAMESE MINT 180 OXFORD STREET, BULIMBA P 0451 733 577 VIETNAMESEMINT.COM.AU
iscover the crispiest chicken in Sunnybank as well as all you can eat wings at Seoul Bistro. Their famous buffet includes chicken wings, thincut fries, garlic bread and lemon iced tea. A delicious spread that’s hard to beat, enjoy the highest quality and experience every time.
TASTES LIKE HOME
omemade has never tasted better from this old Queenslander turned shabby chic café that offers breakfast, lunch and housemade baked goods by day and a pop-up Thai kitchen by night. With croissants baked from scratch daily plus delicious sweets and savouries, it’s Aussie style cooking done right.
SEOUL BISTRO 152 TURTON ST, SUNNYBANK SEOULBISTRO.COM.AU
BEERS AND BITES
PADDINGTON SOCIAL 167 GIVEN TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3157 8225 PADDINGTONSOCIAL.COM.AU
izza is probably the best beer food there is. The XXXX Brewery’s BBQ meatlovers pizza uses smoked ham, hot salami and house made pork and fennel sausage, all free-range, on an organic woodfired base. What makes it so indulgent then? All-you-can-eat pizza night every Wednesday! XXXX BREWERY LEVEL 1 CNR BLACK AND PATEN ST, MILTON P 3361 7597 XXXX.COM.AU
A TASTE OF ITALY
hy eat steak anywhere other than one of Brisbane’s best steakhouses? Choose from a mouth-watering range of premium cuts like dry aged, Wagyu or their king of cuts: rib on the bone and pair it with Morrison’s famous twice baked house potato, house-made sauce and signature salad for a match made in medium rare heaven.
end your taste buds soaring through Italian canals during a single lunch with the Prawn Aglio E Olio at Bar Pacino! Aside from being one of Brisbane’s best bars and function destinations, their new menu launch is full of delicious Mediterranean inspired eats. Now that’s amore.
MORRISON HOTEL 640 STANLEY ST, WOOLLOONGABBA P 3391 1413 MORRISONHOTEL.COM.AU
BAR PACINO 175 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3221 2397 BELLEZZAGROUP.COM.AU/BAR-PACINO
gift guide Style has rounded up some Christmas goodies to help you snap up a fabulous festive gift for family & friends this season! Avenue J Jewellery Morganite & Diamond cluster ring set in 9ct rose gold $6,100, avenuejjewellery.com.au
PIYAMA Suzie sleep set cotton toile $79, piyama.com.au
Stephanies Luxury Spas Classic Spa Gift Cards, beautifully wrapped luxe spa rituals. Available in spas or phone 1300 DAY SPA to organise
Parade Store Arlington Milne Paige tote vintage tan $300, paradestore.com.au
Rachel Elizabeth Interiors & Textiles Hand block printed table cloth & napkin set $180, rachelelizabethinteriors.com
DFO Brisbane Sunnylife Beach Sounds $30
Nicole Karin Art Cuddles Koala, colour pencil fine art print, A3 unframed $79, nicolekarinart.com
Ugly Xmas Rashie Unisex rashie adult lorikeet $69.95, uglyxmasrashie.com.au
LiFE! iCrib - a bean bag for your iPad, tablet, phone & books $39, lifeliveitup.com.au
Frankie4 Footwear GRACiE heel built in heel and arch-support with forefoot cushioning, $219.19, frankie4.com.au
South FamilyJewellers Sterling silver beaded cuff, p 3300 9333
Australian Skin Institute Multi Peptide Serum 30ml Hydrating peptide and growth factor gel $99.95, australianskininstitute.com.au
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ip hip hooray! This November, Skygate Home & Life is celebrating their first year of inspiring homes around Brisbane and they’re sharing the birthday love even further. Skygate knows your home is your oasis, your sanctuary and your paradise, so they want to make sure it looks and feels the part with a makeover to truly ensure there’s nothing like home. Boasting an array of home and lifestyle retailers such as Nick Scali, TK Maxx, Pillow Talk, Oz Design Furniture, Lighting Illusions, Carpet Call and DecoRug that will help you
T&C’s celebrate your humble abode, Skygate wants you to go on a $1,000 shopping spree to spice up your living space. Maybe you want to mix things up in your kitchen with some decadent decor or there’s a brand new table on your wish list you’ve been aching to invite guests over to dine on. There’s no need to wait for your own birthday to treat yourself thanks to Skygate! With over 160 shops for you to take your pick from including DFO and Queensland’s only 24/7 Woolworths, this is your opportunity to really turn your home into the enticing place you want it to be.
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There’s something magical about this time of year. It’s a warm feeling and it’s not just the Aussie weather. It’s a time of celebration between family and friends chattering around a table and tucking into a delicious seasonal spread. Bring the magic to your Christmas tablescape with some simple Australianinspired pieces you can pick up from Skygate Home & Life. Plus, a little helping hand from @addicted_to_bargains expert, Samantha Tolley. 50
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1. Early Settler Floriana platter $59 2. Early Settler Arlo wooden servers $15 3. TK Maxx Gold table leaf décor $24.95 4. DecoRug Argyle wool rug in braid and rib 160x230cm $699 5. Lighting Illusions Eglo Amsfield oval pendant light $169 6. Oz Design Adare vase 35cm $109.95 7. Early Settler Amasya glass tealight $15 8. Early Settler Elmer gold small tray $35 9. Pillow Talk Boxwood stem $9.95 10. Nick Scali Tanami dining table POA 11. Oz Design Belmont bentwood dining chair $179 12. TK Maxx Gold glitter trees $16.95 13. Oz Design Vines vase large $69.95 14. Pillow Talk Sanctuary placemat $8.95 NOVEMBER 2019
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Brisbane readers share their stories about the good, the complicated and everything in between. This month, we discuss:
SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD JUST DELETE SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOVE ON.”
’ve had a fairly strange relationship with social media and am currently conflicted on what to do with it. I’m involved in a profession where it means more to have a sizeable presence than any real skill. As such, the industry is dominated
by “influencers”. I understand social media is a necessity these days and I have actually gained sponsors through my following, but some days I do wish I could just delete it and move on. Every year I do take breaks and I’ve found this helps with the toxicity of the
environment. Around three months of every year I travel internationally and do my best to resist my phone. The disconnection definitely helps and feels really sweet to actually take in the moment, without worrying about posting or engaging online.
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I HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING, BUT I’M NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING A QUICK BUCK.”
ver the last couple of years, I’ve amassed a decent following on Instagram, posting photos of my personal style and my love for classic menswear with modern and contemporary details. I developed an interest in menswear quite late. I was in my mid 20s but quickly got tired of the ever-changing trends from one season to another. I found the more sartorial part of menswear to be more sustainable, not just in terms of the environment, but also in terms of style. It also fitted nicely into my line of work as a lawyer. I do what I do because it’s my passion, but along the way it has developed into something more meaningful than that. I know its cliché but if I can help someone along their style journey or give inspiration to others through capturing images of essentially what I put on each morning, then that makes me feel great. After all, that is how I started my journey, and it motivates me to continue creating new content. As my followers have grown over the last couple of years, I’ve started to attract attention from companies who want to send me product or pay me to post about their business. I’ve accepted a few invitations, but this has been the exception rather than the rule. It’s never been something that I’ve treated flippantly – unless the product or brand resonates with me and my personal style and what my followers have come to know and expect from me, I won’t accept an invitation simply to make a quick buck. If it’s not something I would buy with my own money, I won’t get on board. People can certainly be quick to pass judgement on social media. I try not to get involved in that negativity. At the end of the day, everyone is entitled to an opinion and express their own personal style. There is far more positivity that comes from what I do that outweighs the bad.
was on ICQ (a messenger service and political clickbait have reduced from the late 90s where you the amount of credible knowledge could message random people to almost zero. Whilst this unspoken across the world), then MySpace, social pressure to always put our bestFacebook, Instagram, etc. I’m a GenY’er, selves forward has ruined any genuine one of the first to grow opportunity of connection. up as a technology native My experience of social SOCIAL with access to knowledge media has gone from MEDIA HAS and connections at the something fun to a driver GONE FROM of anxiety. I now have a click of a mouse. This BEING FUN, TO BEING timer on Instagram and opportunity has allowed me to explore the world A DRIVER OF ANXIETY.” have deleted the Facebook and maintain friendships, app altogether. My hope access a range of opinions and witness for these platforms is that they go back countless hours of dog videos. However, to their essentials – knowledge and as time goes on, the value I find in these connectivity. My prediction is that they tools diminish further and further. The continue to push extreme populism and places I used to find value, knowledge social anxiety. The good news is, the and connections, have degraded. power to choose how much it impacts Facebook feeds full of extreme social you is in your hands.
I DON’T WANT SOCIAL MEDIA TO COME BETWEEN ME AND MY PARTNER.”
spend too much time looking at my phone. I am consciously trying to reduce this, so I keep tabs on my screen time. My partner hates me being on it and says “if there’s one thing that’ll come between us, it’ll be bloody social media” so I’ve taken that on-board big time. He’s always reminding me to be in the ‘now’ with the person in front of you, not people you’ve never met. Phone time has also hindered my exercise time, so I try to walk more, scroll less. Having said that, I use social media as a business tool for research and to keep in touch with family especially. I also love looking at travel destinations and have screenshots of so many beautiful places I’d like to visit. And there are a couple of people I really dig, so they inspire me. Though I know there’s a lot of bullshit going on too. I do feel for those, particularly young people, with low self-
esteem who may be adversely affected by what they see. We hear about the increase in depression, anxiety, loneliness and body insecurity being linked to regular social media use. Relationships have busted up because of it, others have gone into serious debt to keep up with the lifestyles they are seeing on social media. Each to their own but personally I wouldn’t expose so much of my family and home life – that lack of privacy and security freaks me out. I do feel there is a shift happening. I think a lot of untalented people have become seemingly successful, however, at some stage reality comes into play – businesses expect results and returns, and followers want authenticity. I think people will give up the facade (of fake) because it really is unsustainable and I also sense, that as humans we’ll focus more on ‘our true self ’ and our ‘real’ relationships.
PADDINGTON Take a stroll down the tranquil and affluent inner suburb of Paddington and immerse yourself in beautiful jewels, unexpected treasures and local beauty haunts.
A NEW STANDARD GIFT IT IN GREEN To be part of the change for a better planet, all you have to do is shop the range of body, beauty, home and outdoor goods at Biome! Australia’s only 100% palm oil free and cruelty free eco store, you can share the green love with sustainable, locally-made, zero waste and toxin free gifts. Take your pick from stylish totes, handy KeepCups, organic chocolate or make your own lip balms or bath salts with the raw and natural ingredients from their Naked Beauty Bar! PADDINGTON BIOME 2 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 0400 735 536 BIOME.COM.AU
The inner north home of mindful skin and self-care will be celebrating its first anniversary in Paddington this month and they want to share the self-love with you! Mee & You Beauty will support you to love the skin you’re in through non-invasive treatments tailored to you. With a focus on bespoke facials using Dermaviduals and Biologi products as well as brushed up brows and glowing spray tans, this beauty salon will help you find your unique version of healthy skin! MEE & YOU BEAUTY 1/151 CAXTON STREET, PADDINGTON P 0447 976 720 MEEANDYOUBEAUTY.COM.AU
VINTAGE BLING For jewellery that glitters with old school charm, head to the family of jewellers that knows their diamonds from their gems. With over 30 years of industry experience behind the face of Bentley De Lisle and every design, David specialises in Art Deco and Edwardian style to create jewellery that is like no other. Their custom designed jewellery will turn any stone into a unique treasure perfect for any occasion, so your precious dreams can become a reality. BENTLEY DE LISLE 229 GIVEN TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3368 1614 BENTLEYDELISLE.COM.AU
Give your skin an expert touch at an award-winning salon that has been treating beauties with the absolute best for over 25 years. The team of highly skilled and passionate professional skin therapists at Ella Baché Paddington know about skin care in all its different forms, so beginning with a complimentary skin diagnosis, they will design a treatment plan to meet your unique requirements. This high-performance salon offers advanced facials, the latest European technologies and professional skincare to achieve real results for you.
You never know what treasures you’ll find at Olive Paddington, so just like your daily coffee, make browsing this ever-changing boutique an essential part of your day. Adding charm to the Paddington shopping strip for 15 years, new owner Julie Ambrosi has infused a fresh energy into the beloved store to line their shelves with lovely labels like Elk, Elms & King, Morrison, Have You Met Miss Jones, Glasshouse and many more. Whether it’s clothes, décor or a special gift, you’ll find it at Olive.
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RELAX, REFRESH, REJUVENATE For natural hair that shines, head to this down-to-earth salon of the senses. Let the lemongrass scents, perfectly curated playlists, hanging greenery and mellow vibes relax you as award-winning hairdresser, Kristie, and her team provide you with an energizing experience of complete rejuvenation. With a strong focus on sustainability, recycling, saving water, ethical practices and organic products, an appointment here is good for the “Sol” so every time you leave Sol Hair, you’ll be looking as fresh as you feel! SOL HAIR SHOP 6 107 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3162 2727 SOLHAIR.COM.AU
YES TO THE DRESS Say ‘I Do’ to a leader in Australian bridal fashion for nearly 20 years. At Karen Willis Holmes, they design exquisite pieces for modern, elegant and timeless brides focusing on handcrafted detail, impeccable fitting and exceptional customer service so they can provide a once in a lifetime experience for each and every bride. View their ready-towear LUXE, Wild Hearts and Bespoke collections by appointment at their charming cottage boutique in Paddington to look as radiant as you feel on your special day. KAREN WILLIS HOLMES 32 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3368 2216 KARENWILLISHOLMES.COM
NATIONAL TREASURE If you seek you will find, and there’s plenty to discover in Brisbane’s original antique emporium. Since 1985, Empire Revival has called the heritage-listed Plaza Theatre home, and the old world charm carries on in the vintage treasures held on Empire’s shelves. A go-to source of inspiration for interior designers, film producers and set designers, the knowledgeable and friendly team will deliver a retail theatre experience like you’ve never had before! You’ll be overwhelmed in the best kind of way while you search for the special piece that speaks to you. Step up your bling game and browse the large range of vintage and contemporary costume jewellery including ranges that are no where else in Australia. Featuring a precious and estate jewellery collection from the 19th century to the modern day, choose from an extraordinary range of diamonds, gold, silver and other precious stones. Store wide, Empire Revival will be having a 20% off sale for three days across November 15, 16 & 17 to make space for Christmas stock. EMPIRE REVIVAL 167 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3369 8088 EMPIREREVIVAL.COM.AU
RELAXING RESULTS By infusing sophisticated technologies with industry leading skincare that come together to deliver outstanding results every single time, this award-winning salon has beauty down to a science. You don’t need to pull on a lab coat to reap the exceptional benefits though; all you have to do is sit back, relax and let the talented therapists at Beauty on Latrobe curate an innovative skin health prescription that will help you achieve beautiful, healthy and strong skin for life! BEAUTY ON LATROBE 145 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3217 5886 BEAUTYONLATROBE.COM
TO THE POINT When it comes to your health, get straight to the point with traditional and natural methods of pain management, pregnancy care and supporting mental health at Pulse Acupuncture. From infants to geriatrics, Tia Yoong, director and senior acupuncturist with 12 years experience is big on family care and believes everyone can benefit from the practice just like a GP. Plus, to celebrate World Acupuncture Day on 15 November, Pulse are hosting a fundraising community acupuncture session where all funds raised are donated to The Lady Musgrave Trust. PULSE ACUPUNCTURE LEVEL 1 208 GIVEN TCE, PADDINGTON P 0422 043 353 PULSEACUPUNCTURE.COM.AU
Bespoke & beloved
Meet the Jewellers in Paddington who are passionate about handmade jewellery, inspired by the Art Deco period.
rom their hand to yours, Artisans Bespoke Jewellers work with the magnificent materials the earth has created to forge one-of-a-kind handmade jewellery that can be adored for generations to come. From starting the business in her garage to becoming Paddington’s jeweller of choice, Tammy Keers and her team takes the time to understand their clients in order to handcraft unique pieces, so they can be treasured for lifetimes. Tell us a little about Artisans Bespoke Jewellers… We specialise in handmade and individually designed jewellery. Our designs are inspired by the Art Deco era, using traditional skills that ensures quality and durability. We take pride in creating timeless pieces symbolising our clients special moments. What makes Artisans so unique? After seeing the same products everywhere, our clients are genuinely excited when they step into our boutique, see the difference in our designs and the quality of a handmade product. Our team of eight have a combined
experience of 200 years and it’s from this experience we can create something completely bespoke for each of our clients. What experience can clients expect when stepping into the store? Our clients enjoy personalised one-on-one consultations where our designers sketch bespoke designs just for you. Our team provides a friendly, knowledgeable service and specialise in carefully selecting specific diamonds and coloured gemstones for clients. We all love what we do, and this passion and sentiment is genuinely felt by all of our clients from the moment they step into our store. What is something people wouldn’t know about Artisans? We specialise in jewellery remodelling, which is transforming a client’s old, unworn or broken jewellery into something brand new by melting, un-setting or trading it in. Not only is this a great way of keeping sentimental jewellery in the family, but it’s environmentally sustainable and cost-effective too. Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Of course – who would say no to a diamond ring? However, we’re also passionate about coloured gemstones and love offering options with gemstones not commonly seen in traditional jewellery stores. Colour is powerful and can be used to evoke feelings, create bold NOVEMBER 2019
statements, symbolism or sentimentality. We partner with incredible gemstone merchants in Australia to source exclusive and rare gemstones for not only a beautiful addition, but to incorporate your personality into a piece truly bespoke to you. What can we expect to see from Artisans in 2020? We are proud to be Brisbane’s only jewellers who offer “Make Your Own Wedding Band” workshops. This truly unique experience allows couples to make one of the most sentimental pieces of jewellery they will ever own, by hand. The Saturday workshop operates monthly and is led by two of our jewellers in our Paddington boutique. Workshops are limited to four people and include lunch and beverages. ARTISANS BESPOKE JEWELLERS 98 LATROBE TERRACE, PADDINGTON P 3369 3798 ARTISANSBESPOKEJEWELLERS.COM
of illusion Good skin, good folks, good cause.
night out can go many different ways – tame, indulgent and everything in between – but how about a night out spent helping those who need it most? Now that’s something we can get behind, and on Saturday September 14, that’s exactly what happened. Plus, it featured an Australian-made wellness company, Bella Figura. Leaving behind their mahogany desks and popping out of the boardroom for the night, Brisbane businesspeople and faithful sponsors came together to help fundraise for The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Gala Ball “A Night of Illusion”. But it’s not just the name that’s impressive, they have also been improving the wellbeing of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of the Brisbane community for over 50 years. The benevolent and generous funds they have raised have gone on to support charities that assist Brisbanites suffering from disability, homelessness, mental health, drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse and neglect. A new member to the philanthropic scene is Australian-made wellness company, Bella Figura. Through the combination of proven medical research, innovative science
breakthroughs and technology, they bring world-class products that deliver real results. In the battle against carcinogens, ageing, malnutrition and blemished skin, Bella Figura is the one you want in your arsenal. With products ranging from health maintenance, general wellbeing to beauty repair and body regeneration, Bella Figura has official certification from multiple Australian medical bodies and is made for all ages. Every single Bella Figura treatment is based on research produced by experts from a variety of Australian institutions including world-renowned Australian public and private hospitals, universities and medical laboratories so you can rest assured that only the best of minds are
behind the brand. When the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Gala Ball and Bella Figura realised they both shared the same end goal – to recover and progress the lives of Australians – partnering up only made sense. As such, Bella Figura is proud to be a Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Gala Ball Sponsor.
REJUVENATE YOUR REGIME WITH RICH AND RESTORATIVE CREAMS
DELICIOUS SKIN Indulge your senses and your skin with a decadent touch and layer of luxe. Take your pick of sublime serums, intense moisture and divine creams to transform the routine into a moment of opulence.
PEP UP YOUR SKIN WITH PEPTIDES
Medik8 Advanced Night Restore cream $129
Melissa Allen Mood Essentials I Have Calm face and hand cream $47 Pure Precious shampoo $32.95
Pure Styling Primer $32.95
Medik8 Clarity Peptides serum $89
Aspect Sun Hydrating Face SPF 50+ $59
Go-To Very Useful face cream $41
Clémence Organics Ultimate Biome spritz $39.95
Pure Precious Ends leave in Treatment $31.95
Cedar and Stone Super Serum vitamin B and quandong face serum $45
Mesoestic Radiance DNA intensive cream $148.50
Biologi Bqk radiance serum $138
REWARD YOUR SKIN WITH ENVIABLE RADIANCE
Cedar and Stone The Exfoliant One mandarin and lime face scrub $35
Germaine De Capuccini Pro 60+ Extra-Nourishing Highly Demanding Cream $195
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Mecca Urban Decay setting spray $50
What was your last beauty purchase? Hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil
Your spring beauty MVP? L’Occitane burst of cheerfulness rose fragranced water for a scent as fresh and floral as the season
Favourite Australian beauty product? Natio define eye pencil – if the eyes are the windows to the soul, then my window frames look splendid with this.
L’Occitane burst of cheerfulness rose fragranced water $49
What does your beauty routine look like? I start by cleansing my face and moisturizing. It’s safe to assume I was supposed to be out the door five minutes ago, so I have a go-to makeup routine I can do in seven minutes flat: primer, foundation, curling eyelashes, mascara, concealer, contour, highlighter then a spritz of setting spray as I’m sending “on my way” texts.
What products do you have in your handbag right now? Lip balm, lip balm and more lip balm.
Describe your view on beauty in one sentence? A physical manifestation of whatever version of yourself you want to be.
Best beauty secret you have learnt this year? Washing my face with cold water. Pharrell says he does it and any step that might get me closer to his forever-young skin I’ll take.
Our newbie journalist Dinushka Gunasekara is on a beauty adventure. She shares all her go-to faves and beauty secrets she’s collected along the way!
What beauty product can you not live without? Urban Decay all nighter setting spray
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of the wonderful bathhouse facilities, Zen Room, pool, robe, slippers, locker and a complimentary Melon Mimosa, this is a deal not to miss. You can also extend this wonderful facial into a ritual, which will add a 90-minute relaxation massage (including hands and feet for extra indulgence). While this would normally cost $360, Aquarius are giving it away for $290 in this luxurious, award-winning spa! Cosmetic Image Clinics is also getting set for summer with great deals and packages available. If winter has been hard on your skin,
Aquarius Health and Medispa are excited to prep you for summer and ensure your skin is healthy, fresh and glowing with their new Waterlilly Spa Facial – the Melon Mimosa. A stunning summer aperitif that your skin will love, this refreshing skin spritz blends a quenching cocktail of crushed watermelon, coconut water and sauvignon blanc in a B vitamin complex with N-acetyl glucosamine and hydrating hyaluronic acid for the ultimate summer glow! This 60-minute treatment is available for $140, and with the inclusion
Fenty Beauty Match stix shimmer skinstick in rum $37
Now that the weather is heating up, it’s time to create the perfect summer skin with a range of hydrating, brightening and soothing products, all available from Westfield Chermside.
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Tools to Build
YOUR RELATIONSHIP For any marriage or relationship to thrive, it needs a roadmap.
Marriage and relationship issues are as varied as the relationships themselves. Whether these issues are due to a lack of intimacy or unmet expectations, money problems or parenting conflicts, infidelity or lack of communication, there is a proven way to overcome these challenges. But these remedies require effort, work and – most importantly – a roadmap. Relationship counselling and coaching can and does help a lot of people. It guides couples towards making significant changes in their relationships, helping many to
rebuild and maintain a stronger connection with each other. Knowing how to navigate the tricky disputes of a relationship requires skill, knowledge and understanding. It’s hard to reach your destination without a guided roadmap. Couples counselling and coaching is where we finetune the roadmap for your journey. It is where we signpost the journey to help us focus on understanding and resolving relationship conflicts, and remedy everyday interactions, communications and challenges. The clearer the map and better the signposts, the more you can enjoy your journey together. Creating a great relationship cannot be
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Brooklyn Beauty Bar is Brisbane’s go-to place for a fun and chic beauty soirée and now they’re making their affairs a little extra saucy. We talked to owner and founder Brooke Jesberg about what to expect this party season. What’s new with parties at Brooklyn Beauty Bar? We can give larger groups their own private spaces now or they can completely book out either our James Street salon or our salon at The Barracks. We’ve also nailed (pun intended) the best mani party of all time which includes a manicure and a gin tasting menu. Speaking of gin and your bar, we couldn’t help but notice your new barmen! 62
Yes, they’re easy on the eye aren’t they? They’re great at making cocktails too! Shy is not a word I would use to describe them – they love showing off and having fun with the guests at our parties. What sort of parties are you hosting? Loads of pre-wedding parties, birthdays, of course, heaps of work Christmas parties and pre-Christmas parties. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
Is it expensive to have a party at Brooklyn Beauty Bar? Not at all, our parties start at $49 per person. BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY & 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
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ew clients often ask why the products they are using fail to give results. I ask them, “what are you using that works for you?” More often than not the answer is “nothing”. The solution lies with the ingredients, and while the multitude of products may seem difficult to navigate, we can break it down. Not all products are created equally; cosmeceuticals are a combination of pharmaceutics and cosmetics and are where science meets beauty. They bring physiological changes to our skin and remain the key to achieving beautiful,
healthy skin for life. These products contain bioavailable ingredients, which simply means delivering active ingredients into the skin and are not only guaranteed to remain stable but ensure the most effective rate of absorption to deliver excellent results. A really important point to remember is no absorption = no results. While there are many great ingredients, some to remember are Vitamin C that brightens and provides sun protection in sunscreen and Vitamin A or Retinol that increases cell turnover. Climbazole is an extraordinary breakthrough ingredient used to boost the effects of retinoids in the skin without causing irritation and AHA’S or BHA’S remove dead cells, increase absorption,
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he art and science behind creating beautiful smiles never gets old. No matter your age or previous orthodontic experience, there’s always a solution to prime your pearly whites. Dr Sep Tabatabaee, senior lecturer in orthodontics, leads the family-oriented clinic, Wired Orthodontics, and knows that when you love your teeth, you’ll be all smiles. “When a patient decides they want braces, I congratulate them and tell them they will never regret making themselves happy,” he says. Fixing your teeth isn’t only a cosmetic choice but can have a whole range of medical benefits too. “Crowding is the most common problem for patients and prevents proper access for brushing
and flossing, which predisposes teeth to have cavity and gum issues,” Dr Sep says. Many people that come through don’t know whether they have a proper bite until Dr Sep and the team show them what they’ve been missing. Thanks to the latest in orthodontic technology, traditional braces aren’t your only option to get a smile you’ll never want to hide. “The introduction of clear braces and Invisalign have changed orthodontics for good dramatically,” Dr Sep explains. “With these technologies we can make treatments quicker, more comfortable and we require much less visits.” This also means there are more options that are cost effective to improve your smile, gain self-confidence, improve the health
of your gums and make oral hygiene easier. Wired Orthodontics uses the latest technology including the i-Tero scanner so that patients can see how their teeth will look at the end of treatment in a matter of seconds. With four locations across Brisbane as well as interestfree and flexible payment options starting from $51 a week, their clinics have a treatment for every smile. Plus to celebrate this season of giving, Style readers will receive a $535 discount when they start treatment before Christmas. WIRED ORTHODONTICS VARIOUS LOCATIONS P 3260 6855 WIREDORTHODONTICS.COM.AU
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f there’s a look you’ve been dreaming of for yourself that you want purely for you, breast enhancements could be an option you want to consider. But before you make any decisions, it’s important you know all the facts and Dr Vivek Eranki from Cosmétique is here to deliver them. “Patients often undergo breast enhancement to boost their confidence,” he says. Bigger doesn’t always mean better, though, but rather it’s all about what you want. “All patients have different motivations to undergo surgery and we conduct a comprehensive consultation to ensure the surgery requested by the patients is consistent with their aesthetic end goals,” Dr Eranki says. So, how does breast enhancement work? It can be done using saline or silicone breast implants or through fat transfer. The implant process involves placing implants either above
or under the muscle to enhance your breasts. Implants come in many shapes and sizes so with the help of your surgeon, you can find the one consistent with your desired aesthetic goals. “At Cosmétique, we only use premium breast implant brands,” Dr Eranki says. “Our implants come with a lifetime warranty against ruptures and a 10-year warranty against capsular contracture.” On the other hand, breast fat transfer involves removing stubborn fat with liposuction and transplanting it to the breasts. If you’re worried about introducing an artificial material into your body, fat transfer could
be more ideal and as it is less invasive than implant surgery, patients typically experience less discomfort and faster recovery. There’s also no scarring and no disruption to the muscle or its function. Following surgery, you will need to wear a supportive bra for recovery and Dr Eranki suggests avoiding intense exercise or gym for six weeks. He also recommends regularly massaging the implants after initial recovery so they stay soft for their lifetime. Because a good recovery process is essential, it’s important you choose an ideal time for surgery that suits your lifestyle best. COSMÉTIQUE 298 GILCHRIST AVENUE, HERSTON P 1300 320 272 AUSTRALIANCOSMETIC.COM
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Pigmentation is one of our major skin concerns, and while there are many treatments available that appear to work in the short term, often subsequent results can be very disappointing and that is why we have chosen to specialise in the Cosmelan Method – the world’s number one depigmenting treatment. While there are various reasons, the main culprits can be environmental such as sun exposure, medication, hormonal changes, pregnancy, menopause, contraception or genetics. They can all be large contributors to developing this condition, however help is at hand. Cosmelan provides rapid lightening action that can be used on all skin blemishes of a melanic origin and treats not only the surface pigmentation you can see, but the 60% that lies beneath. It is a one-off treatment that is performed in the salon, can be done anytime of the year and on all skin phototypes. Used worldwide, this is the treatment for anyone suffering from pigmentation.
Strabismus is a fairly common eye condition in both children and adults. It can be corrected very successfully by surgery, with many potential benefits, even if it has been a longstanding problem. When surgery is performed prior to visual maturity, typically in early childhood, strabismus surgery can result in the development or recovery of binocularity with improved general motor skills. When strabismus surgery is performed after visual maturity, typically in an adult, the functional benefits of the surgery can include elimination of double vision and expansion of the useful field of vision. Numerous studies contradict the misconception that surgical correction of strabismus in adults is merely a cosmetic procedure, as they highlight the psychosocial benefits that may be achieved. Surveys have shown that a majority would trade a portion of their life expectancy to be rid of their strabismus. Your ophthalmologist can provide advice.
Travelling to cities far away is fantastic, but can be challenging without the right prep. The last thing you want to do is lose precious time to jet lag! To make the journey as easy as possible here are a couple of hacks that work for me. When you pack, use travel pouches to organise your clothing and throw in Fabric Fresh and Crease Release sprays from The Laundress New York to freshen your clothes on the run. Set your watch or phone to the destination time as soon as you board. Have a ‘sleep plan’ and know when you will need to sleep to wake up in sync with your destination. Always sit forward of the wing and invest in noise reducing headphones. If you have multiple travel legs ahead of you, use the lounges to freshen up. A shower and fresh underwear makes you feel fantastic again. If you don’t have access to a lounge most airports have a lounge that you can buy into. It is the best money you can spend!
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Touch hunger (or skin hunger, depending on how sexy you’re feeling) is the need for physical contact. It promotes feel-good sensations that foster a sense of well-being and happiness. A life without touch can have profound emotional, even physical, consequences. Touch is so important, especially in romance. Often, we forget that a kiss or cuddle can do wonders for relationships. We wonder where the spark went without even realising we haven’t been creating the friction (literally and figuratively) needed to keep it alive. Showing a lack of affection can stale your relationship. Touching someone you love is acknowledging and communicating your desire for them. Even twenty seconds of affective touching is enough to trigger the release of oxytocin. Indulge in time devoted to touch. Whether it’s a soothing massage, intimate night, passionate kiss before work or simply holding hands whilst watching TV, make an effort to touch often. Your hungry skin will thank you. For more advice, contact PBR Coaching.
Sugar-free chewing gum has been around for many years now, but what’s the latest information regarding its benefits? Chewing sugar-free gum straight after a meal is a great way to counteract the acid that is released into the mouth after we eat. When we chew, we produce a lot of saliva which is a great way to help clear the mouth of food and sugars and neutralise acid. Just like exercising the rest of our body to improve our health, taking your mouth to the gym by chewing gum, is also of benefit. Whilst chewing, the activation of our jaw muscles not only increases the size of our salivary gland cells but it also makes them more efficient at producing saliva. Exercising our mouth through chewing can also help with the development of our jaws, mouth and faces. It’s a good idea to choose xylitol-based chewing gum over sorbitol, if available, and to avoid citrus flavours such as lime, lemon or orange as these can often be acidic.
Spider veins are small, red or purple thread veins under the skin’s surface that are predominantly found on the outside of the thigh. If you’ve recently developed spider veins and are considering treatment here is what you need to know: • Have an ultrasound examination to identify if any underlying reticular veins are causing the spider veins. Failure to treat these correctly from the outset can lead to “matting” a complication of new very fine veins forming. • Notify your phlebologist of any medications that you take including supplemental therapies. Some like fish oil can interfere with treatment. • Compression stockings should be worn for at least five days and nights post treatment. • Keep in mind that the cosmetic treatment of spider veins is never completely permanent. Over time, new veins may develop and so you may need a maintenance session in a few years to keep those legs looking tip top.
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In the first month of the Queensland summer, food trends move away from comfort eating and towards flavours that are fresh, light and tasty. We are so fortunate in Australia to have this produce available at our fingertips grown by hardworking local farmers. Our plates can reflect these stunning summer months by using seasonal fruits and vegetables. Summer brings the fresh vibrancy of greens such as avocados, asparagus, beans and silverbeet, the rich shades of red and purple in tomatoes, plums and cherries, and bright sunshine shades of yellow and orange reflected in zucchini flowers, oranges, apricots, melons, mangoes and peaches. At Lady Marmalade we change our menu seasonally to reflect the beautiful produce available. We want every meal to taste like the season we are in. We are releasing our summer menu the first week of November so come and see what amazing dishes we have created using the freshest ingredients. We want to share with you our creations to inspire you to create your own amazing dishes of the season.
Parents with teenagers often ask me how their sons and daughters can get a foot in the door working in a café. Initially enrolling in a barista course is a good start, but gaining experience on the espresso machine and undertaking customer service training is key. At Wolff College of Coffee we are super excited to be again offering our “Young Gun Barista Course” aimed at closing that gap and enabling school-aged participants to gain the skills to hit the ground running. Ideal for students 14 years and older, this course is suited to those looking to gain experience before obtaining employment in a café for the first time. All enrolled “Young Gun Baristas” have the opportunity to engage in the vortex of specialty coffee through a series of sessions starting on Monday 2 December 9am-11am daily until Friday 6 December. At the end of the week course, participant baristas will have the opportunity to take part in a “real” two-hour work experience shift at the Big Bad Wolff Espresso Bar.
Sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest is a completely different experience on a Travelmarvel stylist vessel. With a stop each day and busy optional sightseeing options, instead of chilling on-board you can enjoy dazzling Dutch tulip fields in springtime or Germany’s iconic Christmas markets. Travelmarvel offers a world of sights and experiences like no other. The Travelmarvel cruise itinerary departing 20 April 2020, starts from $13,500* per couple in a balcony stateroom including airfares with Emirates or Etihad Airways with options to do as much as you like or as little as you want. Their Flexi-Tours let you experience all the must-see sights while still enjoying plenty of free time and in 2020, Travelmarvel welcomes their brandnew Contemporary Class River Ship that has been custom-designed specifically for Europe’s waterways. Speak to one of our river cruise experts and they’ll find the perfect holiday to tick all your boxes. T&Cs apply, see in store for more details.
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their philosophy such as Maaemo Organic Skincare, Organic Spa, Sodashi, Jane Iredale makeup and The Beauty Chef. Their chemicalconscious approach isn’t just limited to their products – they also use primarily natural, non-toxic cleaning products in their salon and bio-degradable packaging wherever possible. Pair this with expert therapists, second-to-none client care and warmth, and a personal touch to addressing specific skin concerns with the utmost attention and care for the ultimate
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BESPOKE BEAUTY Look great and feel amazing at Ascot’s premier beauty salon! Lancaster & Co is a boutique beauty therapy company that has you covered from race day to New Years or any other occasion in between. Offering an extensive selection of services and products performed by experienced and highly qualified therapists, their menu is merely a guide; every treatment is customised and beautifully bespoke to your needs and desired outcomes so you can be pampered in the perfect style for you! Gift vouchers available. Open Mon-Sat from 9am, Thurs 9am-9pm and nail technician available Mondays and Fridays. LANCASTER & CO BEAUTY THERAPY 121 LANCASTER RD, ASCOT P 3868 4211 LANCASTERBEAUTY.COM.AU
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Lombok style If Bali is the excitable and loveable aunty, then Lombok is the laid-back and affable uncle who rocks up with a pack of Cheezels and always has time to tell stories. Lombok is what Bali was like 10 years ago and Southern Lombok is even more untouched, as Tracy Sinclair discovers. 72
e arrive late at night at Wyndham Sundancer Resort and there is a supper planned for us at Rayunan Restaurant overlooking the huge pool, which is the stunning centre piece of the hotel. With its impressive waterfall edge and swim up bar, the pool is beautifully lit up at night, providing a romantic atmosphere and a sensational backdrop to say ‘I do… want another margarita please’. The food is expertly prepared by Chef de Cuisine Rahman and his team, including a selection of local and Australian dishes such as Chicken Popiah Asian fresh spring roll with
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The hotel can pack you a picnic and drinks as there’s nowhere to buy food on the islands.
SUNDANCER SPA The resort’s spa is gorgeous with Lombok styling and several treatment rooms including couples’ rooms and two large spa pools. It’s a beautiful space and a calming oasis to unwind in. I had an amazing 45-minute Green Tea body scrub that was Out. Of. This. World however the selection also included Lulur – an ancient beauty treatment made from turmeric, coconut for dry skin, coffee and chocolate. I think every day in Lombok should include a visit to the spa.
BEACH CLUB The Sundancer Beach Club is naturally right on the beach and again, unlike other places in Lombok it’s uncrowded. Your feet are in the sand and it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a casual dinner. Fire dancers entertain us as we enjoy fresh seafood and we’re also treated to the Lombok Peresean stick fighting where two fighters try to whack each other (hard) with rattan sticks and only a cowhide shield to protect themselves. It sounds brutal but it’s an ancient martial art and the fight also serves to ask God for rain with the belief that the more blood shed, the more rain would follow. spicy peanut dressing, Tom Yum Goong Thai style prawn soup with mushroom, Australian Outback Beef Black Pepper steak and finishing with chocolate mousse. Tired and with a deliciously full tummy, we head to our rooms. My deluxe suite is huge, with a full kitchen and lounge room leading to a balcony overlooking the pool. The spacious bedroom too has a view of the resort and the bathroom features a spa bath. We have a big day planned the next day, so I drink in the fragrance of frangipani and dive into the king bed – is there any better feeling than a king bed to yourself?
ASHTARI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, KUTA BEACH This Hacienda-like building is stunning with a bougainvillea arbour leading upstairs to the restaurant. Inside it is simply wow – a spacious dining deck offers wide views across the hilltops to the sea beyond. Here, you can order cocktails
and great food (a mix of local and international dishes) the owner is French and he knows his food. Again, in true Lombok style the vibe is laid-back, the sounds are chilled (check out what nights the DJ sunset sessions are on) and I could sit gazing at that view for hours [insert Sade track here].
SELONG BELANAK BEACH On our way home we drop into this popular beach for a swim. Here you’ll find a bustling dining precinct with restaurants and bars running for about 100 metres along the beach, with daybeds lined up facing out to sea ($5 day hire). Once you have your daybed sorted, you can pop in and out of the water, enjoy a drink and even see a herd of water buffalo as they amble along the water’s edge. Another unexpected surprise to see water buffalo so close. Ask your driver to take you to see the sunset on the way back to the resort – it’s quite beautiful and again, romantic. Wyndham Sundancer Resort is the perfect base to explore Southern Lombok (including scuba diving, pearl farm visit and local weaving). I’ve not been to Northern Lombok, so I can’t compare, however I like that Southern Lombok isn't over developed. The people are super friendly and will do anything to please. They’re attentive with broad smiles and you get the feeling that they like having you here as much as you do. They’re proud of their island and culture and, just like your cool uncle, the gentle, laid-back vibe is something that makes you really want to linger longer.
SOUTHERN GILI ISLANDS Across the road (and part of the resort) is the Beach Club where a boat has pulled in to take us out for a day of snorkelling and exploring the crystal-clear waters of Gili Layar and Gili Rengit. The underwater life is stunning and there are plenty of fish. I freaked out a bit at the drop off where it was dark blue, so I didn’t explore that – however if I did, I would have seen turtles as others did. This would be a great day trip if you had kids with you, the boat ride is short, the water is gentle and it’s uncrowded, unlike the northern Gili Islands.
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Enduring modernity IN BRISBANE’S CBD Tracy Sinclair believes a CBD stay-cay really is as good as a holiday and shares why she has a soft spot for Hilton Brisbane.
any, many moons ago, I worked for City News and our office was in Mary Street. We were a particularly social team (newspaper people being a certain breed of crazy), so Friday after-work drinks were a regular thing. You would find us at one of the many watering holes in the CBD - one of our favourites being the Hilton Brisbane’s lobby bar. Mind you, I, like many other ‘city slickers’, also chose the Hilton to meet with clients. Back then, as it is now, it was a cool oasis in the heart of the city. With its soaring atrium and sci-fi like lifts the Hilton’s sophisticated modernity was the perfect environment to share creative ideas over coffee (or a chardonnay). I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the place. Since then of course, Brisbane has evolved out-of-sight with many new luxury hotel brands choosing our fair city to call home, yet the Hilton Brisbane still holds its rightful place amongst our top hotels. So, it was lovely to spend a mini stay there recently. Our executive king room had a great view of King George Square and Brisbane City Hall. It was a perspective of the city that I 74
hadn’t seen before – which is the beauty of a stay-cay. You often discover different sides of your own city. We headed downstairs to my old stomping ground, the lobby bar with an hour to kill before our dinner reservation at the Vintaged Grill restaurant. Scanning the comprehensive cocktail list, I ordered the Rose Mellow – a blissful sour with Beefeater gin, Chambord liqueur, pomegranate syrup, rhubarb bitters and egg white with a sprinkling of rose petals and a rose water. Drink in hand and feeling nostalgic, I was soon regaling hubby with riveting stories of the advertising world and boozy lunches circa 1991. Two cocktails down, we headed into the adjacent Vintaged Grill restaurant. Sometimes a hotel can be let down by its food, but not the Hilton Brisbane. I can honestly say it was one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in ages. Starting with freshly shucked Australian oysters, I followed with an incredible Grilled Moreton STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
Bay Bug stuffed with sautéed Warringal greens, toasted pine nuts and a lemon pepper butter; sides of divine roast baby carrots with yoghurt, honey from the Hilton Brisbane’s own hives (how good!) and sumac; and steamed seasonal greens. I’ve always thought bugs were a little overated, but mine had plenty of bug and was bursting with flavour. Hubby was equally impressed, declaring his steak was “the best I’ve ever had”. We headed back to Vintaged Grill for a buffet breakfast the following morning, which offered a wide selection. We had to leave early, however next time we’ll linger longer over their unlimited Mimosa breakfast ($39pp Saturday and Sunday from 10am-11am). It’s not the newest kid on the block, however Hilton Brisbane doesn’t need to be. It has the lineage of a world-class brand, first class service, an enviable location and really the most sensational food (and wine list) that’s worthy of Brisbane’s movers, shakers and visitors alike.
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Bringing a new aesthetic of illustration to the art scene that’s both simplistic and stylish, meet self-taught illustrator Nicola Jane Creative.
What’s your occupation? Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Describe your work in three words? Simplistic, feminine and fun
Favourite project you have ever worked on? Not long after I started my Instagram, Bondi Boost commissioned some product illustrations from me. That was super exciting because I wasn’t expecting any brands to hire me – my illustrations were just for fun until that point.
One fashion brand to wear for the rest of your life? Sabo Skirt
Something people wouldn’t know about you?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations & Media Communications, I didn’t study illustration or design at all.
How did you develop your creative style?
Who is your style icon?
Lots of practice and experimentation! My style is so different now from when I first started because I spent all of my free time illustrating in different styles until it developed into a signature style that I was happy with.
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Top 3 can’t live without beauty products? Cloud Nine hair straightener, Go-To Skincare Face Hero oil and Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment.
My partner and I went to Fiji in April, it was so beautiful and relaxing!
Quote to live by? Follow your passions. It is absolutely essential you discover a way to obtain the same level of satisfaction from your work as you do from your free time. To live only for the weekends is, after all, to waste away over two thirds of a life. - Beau Taplin
Can’t stop watching/ listening to/reading? I love listening to Shameless Podcast, and I just binged Killing Eve on Stan.
Who is a celebrity you would love to draw in person? Morgan Stewart
Favourite music to listen to whilst working? Bon Iver, Banks and Dope Lemon
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