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FASHION MEET WINTERGARDENâ€™S VERY OWN STYLISH SANTA: MENSWEAR HAS NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD
WIVES AND GO-GETTERS FESTIVE FARE:
TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS TO OUR DROOL-WORTHY FOODIE FINDS
REbecca judd, a modern woman in every way
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CONTENTS COVER STORIES
16 WIVES AND GO-GETTERS
Photographer: Bridget Wood Talent: Lee Carseldine Hair and Makeup: Lily Fontana (LEFT) Location: Jimmy Rodd’s Barbershop Broadway on Adelaide
Rebecca Judd: a modern woman in every way
37 UNWRAP FASHION
(COVER) LEE WEARS: M.J. Bale Maxon shirt $109.95, Balestri jacket $699, Balestri trouser $399, Classico wool tie $69.95, Giovanni grey hankie $49.95 (LEFT) LEE WEARS: M.J. Bale Eales green jacket $499, Downing deep navy shirt $169.95, McQueen steel chino $129.95; Aquila Veron navy leather boat shoe $189
Meet Wintergarden’s very own stylish Santa: menswear has never looked this good!
62 FESTIVE FARE Treat your tastebuds to our drool-worthy foodie finds
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JANUARY DEADLINE Monday, December 12, 2016
64 NEW YEAR’S EVE
35 ARTS 37 FASHION 52 EXPERTS 65 FOOD + DRINK
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THE COUNTDOWN TO Christmas is nearly over. If you’re a busy traditionalist like me, the thought of all the last-minute preparations might be just too much to bear. But put that aside, because there are already some extraordinary sales and events to be enjoyed in Brisbane; our city really comes alive during the festive summer season. This time of year, we begin to really focus on what we are thankful for: the people and moments that make us truly grateful. For me, this year has been about facing challenges and choosing to change along with this excitingly disruptive world and its creative outlets. Speaking of celebrating, our new issue is something to cheer about. Stylish Santa (formerly known as Lee Carseldine) is ensuring we survive Christmas the only way we know how… by shopping and shopping some more at Wintergarden. The rest of the magazine is packed with fantastic ways to come together for the season, with festive food, New Year’s Eve fun, suburb spotlights, chats with Rebecca Judd and so much more. We may be taking a break over the festive season but stylemagazines.com.au will be bursting with activity! I am extremely thankful for all of you, our readers. You inspire us to continue doing what we love. Thanks again for reading and, however you celebrate, may you be happy. Savour it. Please enjoy this little gift from us, our final edition for the year, in which we salute some of fashion’s most creative minds.
MANAGEMENT GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston Eldest sibling opens the first gift.
PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Sinclair (Johnston)
Leaving carrots, beer and milk out for Santa when the kids were young.
EDITORIAL EDITOR Christie Sutherland
Setting the table for family Christmas lunch.
SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Taviani Playing board games together after dinner.
JOURNALIST Hannah Doody Mum putting on Bing and Frank!
JOURNALIST Emmy-Lou McKean
Dad’s Christmas cooking and Mum’s Moët Ice!
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER Tamika Mcinneny
Grandma’s pavlova and family time.
DIGITAL CONTENT CO-ORDINATOR Kiri Johnston
Family, being by the pool/beach and feasting!
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Tai Johnston Advent calendars (excuse to eat chocolate)!
PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Jones Bubble and squeak.
ART DIRECTOR Jade Russell
Happy holidays xoxo
Opening one present each on Christmas Eve.
SENIOR DESIGNER Becki Kenworthy
Mum’s cooking, and lazing by the pool.
DESIGNER Miriam Bligh Decorating the tree.
CUSTOM MEDIA MONOGRAMMING AND PERSONALISATION IS BACK! I’M GOING TO PUT MY NAME ON EVERYTHING.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sarah McAlpine
I lose it over Christmas lights.
EDITORIAL TEAM LEADER Caitlyn Spanner
Heading home to spend time with my family.
JOURNALIST Sophie Catsoulis Mud crabbing on Christmas Eve!
ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Kim Newland | 0488 055 997 Beach cricket with family and friends.
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The kids preparing beer and snacks for Santa.
SALES CO-ORDINATOR Rhonda Baker Bubbles for breakfast...
YOUR GUIDE TO NAVIGATING ANY SUMMER OCCASION WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE SWIMWEAR (PG 20) 8
ACCOUNTS Rebecca Heaton
Reading The Night Before Christmas story.
DISTRIBUTION Bruce Thurtell Christmas roast dinner.
SHAPE SHIFTER Specialising in well-designed pieces with a touch of luxe, Nicole Banning of Ephemera elevates traditional swimwear silhouettes to a level of understated sophistication, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. What was the moment you knew fashion was something you wanted to pursue? I have memories of designing dresses from as early as eight years old and I was always interested in fashion. When I finished high school, I spent a year in London and that really cemented my love for fashion and desire to study design. The energy of the city and all the creative love that seemed to be pouring out of the city was so exciting to me. This was at a time before the internet exploded and access to this world was otherwise impossible from Australia.
What was your big move for your career? I moved to Paris in August 2010 [after studying Fashion in Sydney] and started working at Saint Laurent in October that year. It was really one of those “I’ll regret it if I don’t do it” moments where I knew I had to give Paris a go. At 28, I pulled the plug on a great job and a happy life in Sydney to try my chances in Paris.
“I PULLED THE PLUG ON A GREAT JOB AND A HAPPY LIFE IN SYDNEY TO TRY MY CHANCES IN PARIS.” stylemagazines.com.au
How did your experience in Paris shape you as a designer? I always instinctively knew that there were things that I couldn’t learn in Australia and that I needed to go overseas to become a really wellrounded designer. My hunch was correct: my experience in Paris shaped me in so many ways. I spent a lot of time in the Italian and French factories, and talking with the various fabric suppliers in Europe. There is such a wealth of knowledge in the textile industry over there. I was constantly learning new things through dealing with our various suppliers. What inspired you to start Ephemera? From a design perspective, I was inspired to
clean up swimwear and offer some classic, no-fuss, well-designed swim pieces. On a personal note, starting Ephemera was about the desire to be creatively independent and also a lifestyle choice. I was fed up with nine-to-seven work and wanted to be the master of my own destiny. What inspired the Ephemera Cruise 2017 collection? The Californian desert was a big inspiration behind Cruise 2017. Your favourite piece from the collection? The Laced Back One-Piece is my new favourite in the collection. I’m a big fan of the bare back and the rhythmical lacing detail. READ MORE ONLINE
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Whether it means decorating the tree, spending time with family or doing nothing at all, Christmas has a different significance for everyone. Hannah Doody finds out how four creative Australians celebrate the holidays.
Elyse Knowles Quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite models, Elyse Knowles is known for her killer curves and impeccable sartorial choices. Named the 2016 Face of the Caulfield Cup, Elyse also has a secret passion for wakeboarding, skiing and motorcycling. What is one of your fondest Christmas memories? My fondest Christmas memory would definitely be waking up to a motorbike sitting in the middle of our lounge room. The three of us excited children went absolutely crazy – when we saw it, our eyes lit up and we haven’t been off motorbikes since! What does Christmas look like in your household? Absolute mayhem! Christmas morning always consists of mountains of wrapping paper all across the floor because Santa wraps our presents individually before he fills our stockings. After presents, we all come together for a lunch of love, giving and happiness – before round two with dinner!
Do you have any Christmas traditions? My mum loves to have all of us kids sleep at home on Christmas Eve so we all wake up together on Christmas morning. We all get together on Christmas Eve for a BBQ dinner outside and to watch Carols by Candlelight, but that usually leads to us wrestling and playing on the grass! When my sister was younger, she would wake us all up at six in the morning. Now that she is 19, she always sleeps in, which is perfect for payback! I wake up at seven and get a pot and pan before jumping on everyone’s beds to wake them up. There’s nothing that makes me happier!
Melina Marchetta Matt Okine Sydney-based author Melina Marchetta has penned several best-selling novels, including Looking for Alibrandi and her latest feat: Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Was Christmas a big family affair in your household when you were young? My mother is a North Queenslander, so we spent every second Christmas in Ayr. We would stay in my grandmother’s home and live in shorts and no shoes for six weeks. All my cousins lived in the same street and I just remember playing with them. Now it’s usually at one of my sister’s homes, my home, or my mum’s. It’s a lot of food, but not traditionally Italian food. My brother-in-law is Irish and part of our tradition is that my sister makes a Guinness stew the night before just so that he won’t get homesick! Do you have any other Christmas traditions? Growing up, there was no way we ever got out of midnight mass. I was brought up in a pretty Catholic household so that was pretty much the focus. And anywhere we went (whether it was a Sydney Christmas or a North Queensland one), it was almost a week of big, big, big family celebrations. Sometimes we look back on it now and think, “How did our mothers cope living with 60 people in the house?”
“HELL WOULD FREEZETH OVER BEFORE DAD DIDN’T COOK SOME SORT OF ROAST FROM A RANDOM ITEM THAT WAS ON SPECIAL AT THE SUPERMARKET.” – ALEX DYSON
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After three years presenting Triple J breakfast with Alex Dyson, Matt Okine is calling it quits to focus on TV, his music project Boilermakers, and his love of stand-up comedy. What did Christmas Day look like in your household when you were growing up in Brisbane? Because my parents weren’t together, I would spend the first half of Christmas Day with my dad, who would then drop me to Mum’s place. It would always be a very simple Christmas with Mum, my sister and myself. She used to make this French-style lemon chicken which, looking back, is so typically Australian. After Mum passed away, we would have Christmas at Dad’s. He is all about food. There would be a lot of seafood, prawns, and mud crabs if he’d been fishing recently. He would cook these peanut and spice-rubbed African kebabs called chichingas on the hibachi stove. Man, I have never given them to someone who hasn’t enjoyed them! Do you have any Christmas traditions? There were a few Christmas Days where I worked at a video store. It’s bizarre because a video store is pretty much the most unnecessary thing to be open on Christmas Day. The boss was adamant people would be scared to have their new releases overdue, so I would be the schmuck sitting by myself on Christmas. No one ever came in so I could do whatever the hell I wanted. The concept seems barbaric now, not to mention copping the fine if it wasn’t rewound! What is one of your fondest Christmas memories? My dad is from Ghana and I spent a Christmas over there about 15 years ago and we had a big, big family get-together. There are some traditions there that I’m not really across. At one point, one of my cousins had to come up to me at the table and say, “You know how you’re eating with your left hand? Well, you’re not supposed to do that.” It’s not about the kitschy, shopping sort of stuff; it’s more about family and tradition.
Alex Dyson After 10 years at youth radio station Triple J, three of which he spent hosting a breakfast show with Matt Okine, Alex Dyson is saying goodbye. From December 16, he will embark on a round-the-world adventure and attempt to ween himself off his addiction to new Australian music. You grew up in country Victoria; what did Christmas Day look like in your household when you were young? It was usually a very early morning because Santa would fill up a sack of pressies that were wrapped in butcher’s paper for some reason. I don’t know, maybe the ol’ fella just liked quality meats and had some left over to wrap up our board games. Anyway, then it was usually sunny so we went to the beach. Do you have any Christmas traditions? Hell would freezeth over before Dad didn’t cook some sort of roast from a random item that was on special at the supermarket. What is one of your fondest Christmas memories? I remember my sister and I got matching Mickey and Minnie Mouse raincoat ponchos. We wore them to the Warrnambool Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, where we climbed over the play equipment looking very fly indeed. They were boiling, sure, but fly. 15
MUM ON A MISSION A modern woman in every way, new mum Rebecca Judd is kicking goals on the career front, writes Sophie Catsoulis. INSPIRED BY THE design process behind her own home, Rebecca Judd has dived headfirst into the world of interiors. When asked how homewares measured up to her other passions, Bec got right to the point. “It has certainly replaced fashion,” she admits. While Bec’s summer collection with Adairs is not her first design venture, it has certainly been the most well-received, her signature style evident in its very stitching. Each piece is a seamless combination of contemporary minimalism and vivid colour, perfect for summer. Bec’s blog, Rebecca Judd Loves, is an unwavering expression of her aesthetic. Well aware of how she inspires her loyal readers, Bec takes the inclusions on her blog very seriously.
Pops of pink and geometric patterns? Perfection! “If I don’t love it, it doesn’t make the cut.” But the blog now takes a backseat to her growing family, with recent additions (adorable twins) taking centre stage. “It’s a constant juggle,” Bec says, “but I love it.” And now that Chris, her AFL-star husband, has hung up his boots, this juggling act may just get a little bit simpler. READ MORE ONLINE
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK The Brisbane Showgrounds has evolved and officially welcomed our city’s newest urban destination, King Street precinct.
IN THE HEART of Brisbane’s most spirited precinct, Brisbane Showgrounds, King Street has emerged as the city’s newest vibrant and growing community and the ultimate foodie hot spot. Weaving the iconic history of the Brisbane Showgrounds into its experience, the exciting arrival of King Street has given locals a new taste of what’s to come in the precinct that packs a personality punch like no other. With an eclectic mix of independent and innovative restaurants and cafés taking up residence along the street, the precinct boasts a paddock-to-plate ethos that is proven by the quality of produce in every recipe. Being connected to the biggest agricultural event
in Queensland (the Ekka), fresh produce is at the heart of King Street. The first instalment of impressive restaurants is just a taste of what’s to come, with a selection of quality eats from a number of different cultures already on display. Fusing traditional techniques and modern flavours, Il Verde effortlessly explores the future of Italian fare with a diverse menu of dishes. This popular new restaurant has given the traditional dining experience a shake-up by hosting Take the Wheel Tuesdays and Thursdays, during which fresh pasta is stirred up in a giant wheel of ParmigianoReggiano cheese. Only a short stroll down the street, you will
find Queensland’s first Sushi & Nori Japanese restaurant, and Australia’s only Hello Chicken venue. Both restaurants have honest food at the forefront of their experience, and offer various eat-in and takeaway concepts that are ideal for any occasion, from a quick work lunch to stylish modern dining. This new foodie hotspot has quickly become a favourite for locals. The Style office is already wellacquainted with the buzzing precinct after more than a few lunchtime jaunts to the various venues. It’s an exhilarating time for this special and iconic part of Brisbane, and King Street will continue to flourish as the precinct welcomes new and exciting vendors in the New Year.
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DRAWN TOGETHER Wintergarden has collaborated with fashion illustrator Aaron Favaloro for a S/S Christmas campaign. FOLLOWING SUCH ESTEEMED fashion illustrators Kerrie Hess and Sally Spratt of The Lust List, the talented Aaron Favaloro has teamed up with Wintergarden to celebrate summer with his beautiful artwork in a Shop the City campaign. Originally from Elanora Heights in NSW, Aaron dropped out of studying fashion because he hated sewing. He soon landed a job at David Jones in Warringah Mall as a visual merchandiser. A card Aaron drew and posted on Instagram attracted attention, and the former Frenchs Forest High School student started receiving requests for his drawings. Since then, the popularity of Aaron’s colourful, quirky and caricaturesque illustrations has continued to rise. He has acquired a high-profile
international following, with endorsements from celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Nicole Richie, Olivier Rousteing, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Tyra Banks. Aaron has even had the chance to illustrate superstars such as Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé, Oprah, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Aaron’s signature style and his unique ability to create an arresting visual image have drawn
the attention of many international companies, including Estée Lauder, Tiffany & Co., Moët & Chandon, Swarovski, Rolls-Royce, Dior, House of K’dor and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. Always looking for new ways to contribute to the fashion landscape, Aaron’s fresh approach will continue to see him go from strength to strength. WGARDEN.COM.AU
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COSTA MODA Essentially meaning “fashions by the sea” in Italian, Costa Moda definitely lives up to its name. The range of relaxed resort-feel clothing and accessories requires minimal fuss, making it perfect for travelling. You’ll be sure to find an outfit to sparkle on this New Year’s Eve at Costa Moda.
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Experience a Christmas like no other; celebrate outdoors with the perfect picnic, writes Annabelle Beirne. INSTEAD OF STOCKINGS and Santa sacks, why not place a picnic basket under the tree? Whether your ideal destination is the beach or the backyard, this year it’s time to take the stress out of Christmas. And what better way to relax than with a picnic? The menu instantly becomes easier as there is obviously no way to roast a turkey at the beach or glaze a ham in the park. The meal can be adjusted to consist of quiches, salads, and as many cheeses as you can fit in the esky. Many families fall victim to over-catering on Christmas Day. If you’re packing a basket, you can’t exactly bring the entire kitchen – which is a blessing in disguise! Every guest can bring
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JUST WHEN YOU thought you’d never see another summer reading list in your life, here I am to tell you what you absolutely must read. And you must obey or pay me $200. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. Totally kidding. Mostly. Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book on a lazy summer’s day? Alternating between naps and enthralling chapters is probably what heaven is like. “But I don’t know what to read,” you say. Relax, guys. I have you covered with everything from mystery and sci-fi to boundless biographies and books with pretty pictures. Simon & Schuster Australia Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
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KINETIC ENERGY Style takes a few minutes to get to know family man, boxer and branding and advertising guru Murray Sutherland.
What is the philosophy behind your company, Kinetic Etc.? Customers want more than to just look at a brand – they want to engage with it. We’re less about advertising in the traditional sense and more of what I call a branding and activation agency. We bring brands to life. What are some projects you have worked on with Kinetic Etc.? I’ve worked on over 300 different brands in my career, but the Teneriffe Festival is close to my heart. It is now one of the biggest street festivals in Australia with more than 50,000 attendees in one day. We won the Lord Mayor’s Best Community Event of the Year Award with the Cerebral Palsy League’s Picnic in the Park, delivered the Valley Fiesta for Brisbane City Council, and I worked on the YMCA’s Rat Race. How do you spend your spare time? I am lucky enough to have three beautiful women in my life:
my wife Shiralee and daughters Skye and Lily. I have also played a lot of top-level sports in my life, and one day I decided I wanted to do boxing. After five years and three amateur fights with the Boxr team in Teneriffe, I have found it was the most physically and mentally challenging sport. What is your favourite place to eat in Brisbane? My wife and I love going to Jellyfish on Eagle Street Pier for a big dinner, but for a quick coffee and catch-up, Harveys on James Street is where I spend a fair bit of time. What’s next for you and Kinetic Etc.? Kinetic’s next major event activation is the Brisbane River Jazz Festival, held near the Gasworks Precinct in March 2017. Also, I have recently taken up the presidency of the Valley Chamber of Commerce which I am very excited about! KINETICETC.COM.AU
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POPCORN TIME Grab your treats from the snack bar, find your seat and mute your phone; Sarah Taviani has the top picks of December’s new-release movies. DECEMBER 1 QUEEN OF KATWE A poverty-stricken girl rises through social ranks thanks to her chess skills. Lupita Nyong’o remains the most glorious creature on earth. DECEMBER 8 OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY Literally EVERYTHING goes wrong. And now your own office Christmas parties look super boring.
DECEMBER 15 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Star light, star bright, Death Star I see tonight. Wish I may, wish I might have a spin-off Star Wars prequel starring Felicity Jones. DECEMBER 26 ALLIED Marion Cotillard could possibly be a German spy in World War II but her wardrobe is on point. RED DOG: TRUE BLUE If you find a more ocker movie title, I’ll give you a Caramello Koala. I predict tears and heartbreak.
MOANA A teenager sets out to save her people and discover her identity. Dwayne Johnson and music co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda? I’m THERE. LA LA LAND A jazz pianist and aspiring actress fight for their love when their dreams threaten to rip them apart. A UNITED KINGDOM Based on a true story, the prince of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman. Their love is too pure for this world. READ MORE ONLINE
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LUXURIOUS MOVEMENT The all-new BMW X1 is here, with a sharper and more advanced look, writes Christie Sutherland. I HAVE NEVER been one to fall in love with a large car but nowadays that really has changed and most 4x4s are pretty decent to drive. They come in all shapes and sizes and the BMW X1 is one of the smallest – which is why I love it. It is manoeuvrable and easy to drive around the city. My overnight test drive from Westside BMW gave me a firsthand experience of what it would be like owning this majestic vehicle. There is plenty to like about the BMW X1; as much effort is put into the entry-level model as is put into the top-shelf model, which is a rare find. I test-drove the latter, with all the bells and whistles. While there was so much to love, a few key elements stuck in my mind: the superior finishes and reliable performance; the alerts on the steering wheel; the soft drive. 26
The generous serve of features was reinforced with adjustable suspension, active cruise control, sports seats, digital radio and panoramic sunroof. I couldn’t even begin to enjoy all this car’s features in my short time but I made the most of it. What is noticeable from the start is the superb handling of this medium-sized car, as well as the 2.0 litre turbo-charged four-cylinder engine with a matched eight-speed gearbox. It is said to go from a standstill to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds. I didn’t have the opportunity to try the sprint for myself but I have no doubt that the vehicle willingly meets it. This new model incorporates more interior and trunk space, and this only adds to the fierce drive. The dashboard is attractive, built out of decent materials, and is extremely well laid out for all lifestyles, even the busy ones.
The BMW menu system is super intuitive and easy to get your head around on the go, and the centrally-located screen is at just the right height for your needs. Westside BMW is a boutique experience in a state-of-the-art environment, and as the local dealer to the Western Suburbs it definitely holds a unique community feel with a personalised service from all departments. The ease of parking on-site was a privilege, and coffee and refreshments make stopping by a real treat. Westside BMW offers a variety of test drives, but nothing can beat the excitement of an extended test drive overnight. WESTSIDE BMW 275 MONIER RD, DARRA P 3363 7500 WESTSIDEBMW.COM.AU
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IN GOOD HANDS The personalised educational environment provided by Brisbane City Child Care is the real deal. THE FIRST FEW years of a child’s life are formative. What happens during this time will impact them for the rest of their life, so choosing the right child care is essential. Brisbane City Child Care (BCCC) understands this: they have created a centre that uses ideas and research from all around the world. Before opening Brisbane City Child Care in 1994, operators Margaret and Chris Buck were part of a professional early childhood education study tour to China. “We were exposed to an amazing spectrum of children’s services that were so large, yet could provide such high-quality education programs,” says Chris. With this in mind, Margaret and Chris created a business that has continued to achieve the highest attainable quality rating by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority. Catering mostly for newborn to five-year-old children, BCCC prides itself on providing a wide range of stimuli. Their large playground has blue
skies, a creek, a hidden rainforest, fresh berries that can be picked and eaten straight off the tree, silkworms, climbing walls and beautiful fig trees. Children will be engaged as they experience the right balance of fun and learning with French lessons, musical instruments, a dinosaur dig, and age-appropriate classrooms. BCCC provides the longest service hours in the industry, as well as convenient free drop-off, and secure on- and off-street parking for parents. Preparation for everything is vital and there are no corners cut: BCCC regularly practises evacuating all children and staff outside the building in under two minutes for emergencies. Amazing. With BCCC, you can rest assured that your children will experience the best personalised educational environment available. BRISBANE CITY CHILD CARE 86 ASTOR TCE, SPRING HILL P 3832 1219 BRISBANECITYCHILDCARE.COM.AU
BACK TO BASICS The simple staple that is so hard to get right just became perfect, writes Emmy-Lou McKean. DECADES MAY PASS and fashion trends may come and go, but this staple can always be found in your wardrobe: the humble t-shirt. Whether you’re paring it back with your favourite denims or layering it underneath a jacket, the perfect t-shirt can be hard to come by. While Rebel Cavallucci was managing sister Nicky Charman’s store (Calexico) on James Street, the pair travelled the world together, picking clothes to bring back to Brisbane. After years of trying to find the perfect tee, Rebel decided to create a fashion range of her own: Frances Hendrie. “I decided I wanted to create a brand that offered a great-quality and great-fitting range of t-shirts that you could purchase time after time without them changing,” says the Perth-born
fashionista. “I took what I love about my favourites and tried to combine everything.” Rebel is no stranger to amalgamating concepts: the name of her brand is derived from her own maiden name (Hendrie) and her little sister’s middle name (Frances). Whether your go-to t-shirt is the boyfriend, fitted, raw-edge or classic everyday cut, you can find it in the Frances Hendrie range. The tight collection of tees is perfect for a less-is-more look that complements everything else in your wardrobe.
“We are your quintessential t-shirts. Frances Hendrie focuses on finding the perfect fit in each of our styles and [we] offer it season after season,” says Rebel. FRANCESHENDRIE.COM.AU
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CLOSE TO HOME No boarding passes, layovers or jet lag. Emma Carr discovers some of the best Brisbane escapes that are right on our doorstep. HEAD SOUTH FOR THE SUMMER Byron Bay is famous for its beautiful beaches and unique ambience. And just a 10-minute drive from the food and fashion you’ll find the once well-kept secret of Broken Head. Home to Chris Hemsworth, this protected beach offers a playful break for the surfers, the perfect location for morning yoga, and spectacular views from the national park. HIDE IN THE HINTERLAND Montville has a true village charm. With no shortage of delicious food, superb wine and spectacular scenery, it makes for the ideal retreat this summer. Hidden in the lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland lies a luxurious experience: Spicers Clovelly Estate is part European estate, part home-away-from-home. Want to feel like you’re
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Meet your local Growing up in the local area and working as a top real estate agent in Paddington for the past four years has given Max Hadgelias the ability to pair a true passion for the community with his job. Paddington offers a unique village-like culture with a large demographic, and Max admits his favourite thing about the suburb is being able to walk everywhere and interact with locals to discover what is happening in the area. Max is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to real estate in the Paddington area and its unique terraces. RAY WHITE PADDINGTON P 0411 276 372 RAYWHITEPADDINGTON.COM.AU 181 GIVEN TCE
From humble beginnings serving coffee from a restored Kombi van, Tall Short Espresso now serves up its trademark brew in a bustling Paddington espresso bar. Dynamic and reliable, the barista team at Tall Short still embodies that fun Kombi spirit. TALL SHORT ESPRESSO P 0431 258 287 TALLSHORT.COM.AU SHOP 3, 244 GIVEN TCE
A modern venue with a chilled vibe, The Paddington Tavern specialises in distinctive events. From degustation evenings to specialised wine tastings with a great selection of food and beverages, The Paddington Tavern is the ideal location for any function. THE PADDINGTON TAVERN P 3369 0044 THEPADDO.COM.AU 186 GIVEN TCE
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THE BEST GIFT OF ALL Bring joy to your community and make a difference by volunteering this Christmas, writes Kelly Forbes. THE DECORATIONS ARE up, the carols are playing and our wish lists are complete! Christmas is nearly here. It’s a time to reflect on the joys of life, cherish our loved ones and look forward to the opportunities of the New Year. Between the family events and shopping expeditions, it’s easy to get caught in the whirlwind of the silly season. And sometimes we can forget that not everyone is celebrating Christmas as joyfully as we are. Many Australians may not have a Christmas tree to set up, or they may be spending this blissful occasion without their loved ones. As our working weeks for the year come to an end, now is the time to consider taking a few hours
of our holidays to work with our local communities. There are countless charities dedicated to bringing Christmas cheer to those who may not be able to experience it first-hand. Whether it’s delivering gifts to disadvantaged children, or providing companionship for seniors who will be alone this season, just a few short hours could make the world of difference for others
within our neighbourhood. Anyone can apply to get involved and perform simple tasks that help to raise funds, feed the hungry and create laughter. Take time to be the difference in someone else’s life this December. After all, there’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer and the spirit of Christmas.
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YOU CAN’T DENY how popular activewear is for modern women – it’s spawned parody videos, been added to the dictionary, and even been described as “the new denim”. Traditionally, a man’s gym wardrobe would consist of a pair of footy shorts and an old shirt, but men are now starting to realise the benefits of clothes created for a workout. While there’s plenty of activewear for women and sports-specific apparel for a unisex market, the team behind SQDAthletica realised that there was a gap in the market for men’s fitness-wear. SQDAthletica is targeted at men of all ages, lifestyle stages and fitness levels, who want to be “fit for life”. “In researching the market, we found there has been an increase in conversations about stylemagazines.com.au
men’s health – both mental and physical,” says SQDAthletica General Manager Nicola Hodgson. “By finding balance and taking time out doing things they love, we’ll have a happier and healthier community of men,” Nicola says. “This is what sets us apart from the competition – we’re not about the podium finish; we’re about participation.” Unlike other sports apparel brands, SQDAthletica has been designed with all elements of a man’s lifestyle in mind – not just working out. “[It’s for] whatever his day becomes, from a morning run or gym session to the daily commute, a game of touch footy with the crew or simply walking the dog,” says Nicola. With an emphasis on fit and function over fads, all garments are made using high-quality, moisture-wicking fabrics to guarantee that the
range delivers on exceptional performance. Understanding that men aren’t always the most eager shoppers, the SQDAthletica stores at Carindale, the Gold Coast and Fortitude Valley are designed to make the experience enjoyable. “You can wander the store at leisure or relax in the SQDAthletica Good Times Studio – a chilled zone where guys can grab a drink from the fridge as they sit and read the paper, one of our magazines, zone out on social media or just hang while their partner or family shop,” says Nicola. Every step of the way, it’s clear that SQDAthletica is creating more than just men’s activewear – they are creating a lifestyle. SQDATHLETICA P 1300 000 773 SQDATHLETICA.COM
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Brisbane will burst into life with a huge program of free festive fun to kick off the silly season. With Christmas parades, carols, markets and fireworks, the festival is sure to be a cracker. F R I DAY-S AT U R DAY
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The Paddington boutique has launched its summer collection in a QueensPlaza pop-up store. Shop the latest looks and score a gift from Champagne Cartel.
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A Day on the Green is back and packed full of good food, fine wine and great tunes from artists including The Preatures and The Temper Trap, all set against the lush green backdrop of Sirromet Winery. Tickets from $89.90. ADAYONTHEGREEN.COM.AU
SANTA FUN RUN SUN 4 Walk, run, push or roll your way around the 5km course while enjoying the jolly atmosphere and making a difference to the lives of sick, disadvantaged kids this Christmas! Entry price includes your own Santa costume. VARIETYSANTAFUNRUNQLD.COM.AU
EM RUSCIANO: THE TRY HARD TOUR THU 8 Australia’s favourite all-singing, all-dancing, leopard-print clad warrior and self-confessed try hard Em Rusciano is bringing her memoir of the same name to the stage. Tickets $160. QPAC.COM.AU
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Gorgeous sets, exquisite costumes and stunning choreography combine with Tchaikovsky’s evocative music to create the perfect festive ballet. Tickets $100.
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Lightning for Neda 2009, by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian from Sugar Spin
GOMA TURNS 10 Celebrate 10 years of GOMA from December 3. GOMA’S 10TH BIRTHDAY is being marked with a summer jam-packed full of exhibitions – and there’s something for everyone. The largest of these exhibitions is Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything, which features more than 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. Sugar Spin will feature major new commissions, including Nervescape 2016, a large-scale multicoloured landscape of synthetic hair by Icelandic-born, New York-based artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir. This will be her first work in Australia and the largest in the world to date. Other highlights include Carsten Höller’s Left/Right Slide 2010, which will spiral visitors from the top to the bottom of GOMA, Ron Mueck’s oversized In Bed 2005, and Olafur Eliasson’s interactive installation of thousands of white Lego pieces, The cubic structural evolution project 2004.
Proud of the 10-year milestone, QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said this is a time to reflect on GOMA’s impact locally and nationally, and to look toward its future. “GOMA has been a force for cultural change, stimulating our appetite for contemporary art and ideas. We can take pride in a decade of world-class exhibitions and programs and celebrate wonderful additions to the State Art Collection,” Mr Saines says. “It’s only fitting that in marking this milestone we offer visitors of all ages a multifaceted, sensory and participatory art experience.” GOMA will also unveil a series of birthday gifts to the Collection; among them is Heard by American sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave. This group of brightly-coloured sculptural horse costumes will be brought to life by dancers at the GOMA Turns 10 opening
weekend before becoming part of the exhibition. This incredible milestone is also being marked by a new public artwork from Queensland Indigenous artist Judy Watson. The free exhibitions will also include Lucent, showcasing art of Australia and the Pacific, and a second chapter of A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift. Visit GOMA at the Cultural Precinct, South Bank from December 3. QAGOMA.QLD.GOV.AU
WINTERGARDEN HAS JOINED forces with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal for the perfect gift: the most luxurious men’s fashion, hope where it’s needed most, and the spirit of Christmas – all neatly wrapped up. Lee Carseldine is this month’s Stylish Santa, and the man of the moment. The Australian Survivor star looks suave in luxe textures and rich tones from some of Wintergarden’s most loved retailers. SEE MORE ONLINE
LEE WEARS: M.J. Bale Zuman white jacket $499, Kennedy raspberry carry all $799, Aliz red hankie $29.95; Tommy Hilfiger White linen shirt $150; R.M.Williams Lennard chino $149, Raleigh loafer $350
LEE WEARS: M.J. Bale Sierro jacket $499, Duparc shirt $109.95, Zuman trouser $199, Pocketchief $49.95; Aquila Roberts suede loafer $299 (OPPOSITE) Location: Hilton Hotel LEE WEARS: M.J. Bale Fresco jacket $499, Fresco shorts $129.95, Preston polo $89.95; Aquila Pires white sneaker $199; OPSM Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses $200
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BEHIND THE WHEEL Sharpen your driving skills and experience the height of performance with the new Audi A3 range, writes Christie Sutherland.
I WAS RECENTLY given the opportunity to take the new range of Audi A3 models for a drive. Setting off with a fleet including the new Audi A3 Sedan, A3 Sportback, A3 Cabriolet and S3 Sportback, the Audi A3 Sportback E-tron and the impressive Audi RS 3 Sportback really does make you feel incredibly important. The experience placed an emphasis on control and dynamics, making me aware of things I would never usually notice while driving. The Audi Drive Day does not push you to your limits; there’s no skidding or screeching tyres. This fun day was focused entirely on the Audi lifestyle and the leisure that the brand effortlessly evokes. The luxurious drive through the countryside of Samford and up Mt Glorious to a picturesque lunch spot at Ocean View Estates Winery & Restaurant 40
was exceptional. There were five stops along the way, giving everyone the opportunity to change to a different vehicle to test out the speed, agility and unique features of each car in the fleet. Every changeover stop got more exciting, the roads became more of a challenge, and the chatter increased as each person fell in love with a model. Audi’s ability to combine understated elegance with power, technology and luxury is what makes it so sought after as a brand. There was a feeling of luxurious quality across the entire range, with clever design features, soft-touch surfaces and leather that was to die for. The RS 3 Sportback was an obvious front-runner due to its power, quick gear change and incredible sports appeal. In close second was the new A3 Sedan and the A3 Sportback E-tron. The A3 is a
perfectly-balanced car: a four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual clutch automatic. The A3 E-tron, on the other hand, is a pleasing combination of hybrid and hatchback. Roomy enough for everyday tasks, the six-speed automatic boasts a four-cylinder 1.4 TFSI engine and an electric motor that allows the car to drive up to 50km without touching the fuel tank. The Audi Drive Day heightens your appreciation of luxury and allows you to explore performance on a new level. According to Chief Driving Instructor Steve Pizzati, many car enthusiasts will tell you they’re pretty good drivers and most are wrong; a statement with which I truly agree. AUDI CENTRE BRISBANE 586 WICKHAM ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3251 8222 AUDICENTREBRISBANE.COM.AU
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WITH AN IMPECCABLE COLLECTION OF HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY IN-STORE, YOU ARE SURE TO FIND THAT SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SURPRISE.
18ct white gold ruby and diamond ring $2000
BESPOKE BRILLIANCE For a personalised Christmas gift, create something they’ll treasure forever with Robert White Jewellers. SOME SAY THE best Christmas gifts come in small packages, and the team at Robert White Jewellers knows this to be true. The family-run establishment has been handcrafting jewellery for more than 40 years, after young goldsmith Robert White first purchased the business (then called S Knowles and Sons) in the Brisbane Arcade in 1974. Robert instilled an admiration of fine jewellery in his daughter Hannah and son James from a young age. “Because James and I have both grown up with and around the business, we will always have very fond memories of being ‘allowed’ to come to work with Dad at Christmastime when we were children,” says Hannah. When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift, the team at Robert White Jewellers believes in mixing tradition and simply embracing your instincts.
“We find that, regardless of price, our clients want something that speaks to them and the person receiving the gift… That way we can help them start their own traditions.” With an impeccable collection of handcrafted jewellery in-store, you are sure to find that special Christmas surprise. For something truly unique, you can choose to personalise gifts with a bespoke design. “We start by consulting with our clients about what they want to achieve, because no two gifts are the same,” says Hannah. Known for sourcing exceptional jewels, Robert White Jewellers involves clients in each step of the process, from drafting a design and choosing stones to final fittings before completion. “Once the piece is finished, our clients have a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery they can keep for years to come.”
18ct white gold emerald and diamond ring $2000
18ct white gold sapphire and diamond ring $2000
18ct white gold and diamond chain $2900
18ct white gold and sapphire chain $3000
18ct rose gold red spinel and pink sapphire chain $3000
ROBERT WHITE JEWELLERS STREET LEVEL, BRISBANE ARCADE, QUEEN STREET MALL, BRISBANE P 3221 6798 ROBERTWHITEJEWELLERS.COM.AU
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STYLE | FASHION
Alice McCall Love Myself blouse $240
CAN YOU DIG IT? Be bold and add a little flare to your wardrobe this season with the return of ’70s-inspired fashion, writes Annabelle Beirne. BACK IN THE summer of ’69, if you were breaking boundaries, you were getting it right. Bikinis, miniskirts and anything paisley were creeping into fashion. By the time it got to the late ’70s, it was all about flowing bohemian dresses, printed neckties, flower crowns and the largest pair of circle-frame sunglasses you could get your hands on. ’70s style doesn’t necessarily demand dressing in head-to-toe printed floral. Nailing the trend of yesteryear can be as simple as opting for a softlycut front fringe, wearing an A-line midi dress or donning a pair of flared high-rise jeans. Style icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin
Tigerlily St Etienne bag $89.95
Seafolly Gypsy Summer slide tri bikini top $109.95, tie side Brazilian pant $109.95
and Ursula Andress were beloved for their fashion confidence – these ladies were at the forefront of rising hemlines and plunging necklines. The ever-popular “off-the-shoulder” trend that has been making the rounds in recent times is all thanks to Brigitte. In fact, it’s also known as the Bardot neckline. If you’re struggling to get your funk on, seek inspiration the old-fashioned way by watching a James Bond film from the 1970s. The Man with the Golden Gun will leave you swooning over Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and the new-season style we just can’t get enough of. My advice: wear the flare like you just don’t care!
I Love That Necklace So Jackie O 2-strand necklace $55
Alice McCall Mrs Fox pant $260 Witchery Brady wedge $169.95
DISCO FEVER THE STINGRAY LOUNGE at QT Gold Coast is stepping back in time to host a Boogie Nights New Year’s Eve party! Dust off your safari suits and tight hot pants, and lace up your rollerskates for a night of pure disco fever. Whether you fancy yourself as a Dirk Diggler or a Brandy the Rollergirl or simply have a penchant for big hair and mirror balls, make the Stingray Lounge your party place this New Year’s Eve. Tickets are available for $149 per person. QT GOLD COAST 7 STAGHORN AVE, GOLD COAST P 5584 1200 GOLDCOASTTICKETS.COM.AU
VERGE LUXE DELUXE MICHAELA LOUISA BLEU BLANC ROUGE LOUIS CIVIT AVENTURE DES TOILES MORGAN & TAYLOR
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EYEWEAR EXPERTS The stylish staff at Madonna Rigney Optometry reveal how to choose the perfect frames. MADONNA What is your favourite style of frame? Currently I love the resurgence of the ’80s many of the designers are going for. J.F. Rey, Ahlem and Garrett Leight have all released ranges with a strong ’80s influence and vintage acetates. DAVID What is your top tip for maintaining eye health? It sounds boring but… veggies and exercise. Our eye health is closely linked to our systemic health so maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is the best thing you can do to minimise your risk of sight-threatening eye disease. Also, protecting your eyes from UV is just as important as protecting your skin. Find a killer pair of sunnies and wear them!
David, Madonna, Virginie & Jeanette
VIRGINIE Any advice on choosing the right frames to suit your face shape? Similar to clothing and fashion, we are instinctively guided by some basic “rules” when selecting the perfect frame for each face. As is also the case with fashion, these rules were made to be broken. We encourage our clients to explore new shapes and styles that may be a little unconventional and outside of their comfort zone. The fit is essential and, of course, confidence is key.
JEANETTE What should people keep in mind when choosing their frames? Have fun with it. Try something new – try everything! You’d be surprised how many clients feel like they should apologise for taking their time to choose their frame. Don’t apologise! We love to help our clients explore the endless possibilities in eyewear. MADONNA RIGNEY OPTOMETRY 3/17 LYTTON RD, EAST BRISBANE P 3844 4648 MADONNARIGNEYOPTOMETRY.COM.AU
MODERN MUSE Iconic jeweller Lannah Dunn celebrates more than 30 years in the business. WITH THE FINEST selection of modern and antique jewellery in South East Queensland, it’s no surprise that Lannah Dunn is celebrating a monumental business milestone this year. With 12 years in Brisbane and a further 21 years on the Darling Downs and beyond, Lannah Dunn has stood the test of time. The secret to success? Staying true to its original offering of high-end, exceptional antique jewellery, complemented by an extensive collection of modern everyday jewels. The new-look store in the beautiful heritage-listed Tattersall’s Arcade offers a refined selection of jewels in modern designs made from purest platinum, white and yellow gold, and the very popular opulent rose gold. Included in this selection are magnificent one-of-a-kind platinum diamond pieces, emeralds, sapphires, stylemagazines.com.au
rubies, morganite and opals. Known for being the most beautiful in the world, new magnificent Australian South Sea pearls are in-store from the recent harvest. Lannah Dunn has a range of pearl strands, earrings, rings and pendants at competitive prices. With a collection of jewellery for women, designed by women, Lannah Dunn has seen many changes in 31 years of business. Even more exciting changes are planned for the coming weeks, which will only enhance the already pleasurable experience for those who visit. Christmas is fast-approaching, so check out Lannah Dunn’s Instagram page to browse the collection, or pay a visit to the store in the Tattersall’s Arcade to find that special gift for your loved one. LANNAH DUNN SHOP 7, TATTERSALL’S ARCADE, BRISBANE P 3221 1588 LANNAHDUNN.COM
Art Deco platinum ring
Browse the collection at Lannah Dunn’s Instagram page.
Pearl, diamond and rose gold ring stack
Merry Christmas & Happy New from everyone at Merthyr Village.
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POST OFFICE Australia Post
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BANK BRANCHES Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Suncorp Bank, Westpac Bank, ANZ ATM
BOOK TODAY 3358 6902 evolvemedispa.com.au
NEW FARM DELI & CAFÉ
MEDICAL Merthyr 7 Day Medical Da Rin Optometrist New Farm Chiropractic New Farm Hypnotherapy Clinic QML Pathology
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DENTAL Envisage Dental Studio Metro Dental
3254 3222 3358 5966
CAFES & RESTAURANTS Big Fortune Chinese Restaurant The Smoke BBQ Dello Mano Vue Lounge New Farm Deli & Café
1400 3925 3011 1373 4888
3358 6633 3358 1922 3358 6511 3358 2634
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Flerenze Sarah’s of New Farm Worth New Farm Via Vai
3358 3358 3254 3358
JEWELLERY Bruce Robinson Diamonds
HOMEWARES, GIFTS & BOOKS Mary Ryan’s Bookshop New Farm Editions Thousand Island Dressing
3254 0444 3254 2122 3254 2633
FLORIST Perrotts Florist
6111 6466 4456 6668
TRAVEL New Farm Travel (previously Harvey World Travel) 3358 6588
ENTERTAINMENT UBET (Your New TAB) Video Ezy Express NEWSAGENT & ACCESSORIES Premier News & Casket Mobile Central 24/7
New Farm Park
Cross River Ferry
THE SMOKE BBQ
JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM NEW FARM PARK
LIQUOR Vintage Cellars
PHARMACY & HEALTH FOODS Malouf Pharmacies (Merthyr) Malouf Pharmacies (884 Brunswick St)
3358 2223 3358 1363
HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Ella Baché Evolve Medispa Col Nayler Barber The Powder Room
3358 3358 3358 3254
PROFESSIONAL SUITES Brisbane Headshots New Farm Professional Suites The Fred Hollows Foundation
2242 6902 6166 1786
3254 1789 0408 884 162 3358 5877
SOLICITOR N.R. Barbi Solicitors
REAL ESTATE All Urban Property Management Gracie Real Estate
3254 2300 3254 2100
HARDWARE New Farm Hardware – Mitre10
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at Merthyr Village. Alana Wild Prawn stud earrings $37
Glasshouse Bora Bora candle $42.95
TROPICAL VIBES A TREASURE TROVE of locally-made gifts, homewares and other finds, Thousand Island Dressing is all about the gorgeous and unique. Choose from their eclectic range of statement earrings, cute animal brooches and Glasshouse candles to add some bright and beautiful pieces to your home or wardrobe. The online store also has an ever-changing range filled with their best-selling jewels, with free shipping on orders over $50.
Each To Own Pom scallop drop earrings $45
Erstwilder dinosaur brooch $34.95
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING SHOP 29, MERTHYR VILLAGE, NEW FARM P 3254 2633 THOUSANDISLANDDRESSING.COM
EYE FOR STYLE DA RIN OPTOMETRIST sets the bar high for clinical excellence and high-quality frames in Brisbane with their personalised attention to your eyewear needs. Known for their cutting-edge eyewear, Da Rin recently introduced a new collection from French brand Lucas de Staël to the store. The brand balances traditional crafting with materials such as titanium laminated with granite, leather and wood to create high-end, sophisticated and delicate frames handcrafted out of a Parisian workshop. DA RIN OPTOMETRIST 19/900 BRUNSWICK ST, NEW FARM P 3358 3925 DARINOPTOMETRIST.COM.AU
SAVE WITH SCENIC CELEBRATING 30 YEARS as one of Australia’s most successful travel companies, Scenic has launched a nine-week birthday sale to mark the special occasion. With a host of never-to-be-repeated offers across their entire range of luxury cruises and tours, this is a sale you don’t want to miss! Available for a limited time only at New Farm Travel. NEW FARM TRAVEL SHOP 1A MERTHYR VILLAGE, 85 MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 3358 6588 NEWFARMTRAVEL.COM.AU
’TIS THE SEASON FOR STONE FRUIT SUMMER IS SO close, you can practically smell the stone fruit! With mango season now in full swing, head into All About Fruit and sink your teeth into some of the freshest stone fruit in Brisbane. The team would like to thank their loyal customers for their support and they wish everyone a very merry Christmas. ALL ABOUT FRUIT 85 MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 3358 6344 ALLABOUTFRUIT.COM.AU
DECEMBER16 48 Merthyr Village is your family owned and managed neighbourhood SHOPPING, DINING and SERVICE centre.
New Farm FOR THE BOOKWORMS
Pig the Elf by Aaaron Blabey $16.99
WITH AN EXTENSIVE range of books, Christmas cards and wrap, Mary Ryan’s Books, Music & Coffee makes it easy to find the perfect gift for that special bookworm in your life. You’ll be spoilt for choice as you discover all the hottest titles for Christmas in their Good Book Guide, available now for collection in store. If you can’t find the book you’re after, one of the friendly staff will be able to assist you. MARY RYAN’S BOOKS, MUSIC & COFFEE SHOP 7, MERTHYR VILLAGE, NEW FARM P 3254 0444 MARYRYAN.COM.AU
The Cook’s Table by Stephanie Alexander $69.99 Slim Aarons: Women by Slim Aarons $110
SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT AT ENVISAGE DENTAL Studio, Dr Mark Calvert, Dr Arthur Walsh and the team ensure that patients enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, strong smiles. The dental practice is open six days a week, and offers all levels of dental care. With individualised attention, state-of-the-art technology and clinical excellence, they will work with you to protect your oral health and exceed your expectations. Call the surgery today to schedule an appointment. ENVISAGE DENTAL STUDIO LEVEL 1, MERTHYR VILLAGE, NEW FARM P 3254 3222 ENVISAGEDENTALSTUDIO.COM.AU
MAKE THE CUT LEADING BARBER COL Nayler Barber Shop has just completed renovations on its New Farm store. Specialising in men’s and children’s haircuts and styling, the experienced team of barbers believes no haircut is too difficult. Christmas packs are now available at discounted prices, so get in quick! You’ll also have the chance to win a TAG Heuer watch valued at $7000 in their annual competition. They are open seven days and no appointment is necessary. COL NAYLER BARBER SHOP SHOP 5A, MERTHYR VILLAGE, NEW FARM P 3358 6166 COLNAYLERBARBERSHOP.COM
ALL WRAPPED UP
Natio Weekend Set $39.95
FROM LUXURIOUS FRAGRANCES and cosmetics to great value gifts and homewares, Malouf Pharmacies will make sure you can knock over your Christmas shopping in one place. Pick up a copy of the Christmas Gift Book in-store or view the catalogue online to see what’s on offer. Malouf Pharmacies also offer complimentary gift-wrapping in store, so you don’t have to worry about it! MALOUF PHARMACIES 95 MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 3358 2223 MALOUFPHARMACIES.COM.AU
Versace Dylan Blue pack from $65.
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merry christmas With every $1000 spent at Bruce Robinson Diamonds in December receive a gift certificate from Worth Menswear or ViaVai to the value of $100*. *T&Cs apply. Certificates are valid for 12 months from purchase.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at Merthyr Village. The 50
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HOT CHILD IN THE CITY The eternal flame of Brisbane’s summer heat has arrived, writes Kelly Forbes. NOW THAT WE’RE mentally prepared to tackle the sun, the sand and the horrendous humidity, take a look at the essential beauty products you’ll need to survive this summer. SET IT Does your makeup melt off as soon as you step outside the front door? Keep your face intact with a spritz of Urban Decay’s Chill Cooling and Hydrating Setting Spray. SMOOTH IT Combat fine lines on your face with Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum. It nourishes your skin and keeps those nasty UV rays at bay!
From left to right: Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Setting Spray; Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum; Evo Happy Campers Leave-In Moisturiser; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15; Clinique Sun with SolarSmart After Sun Rescue; Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara
NOURISH IT Keep your hair protected with the Happy Campers Leave-In Moisturiser from Evo. This treatment leaves your hair silky-smooth and includes added sun protection to fight UVA and UVB rays.
HEAL IT You’ll often feel a streak of sunburn before you see it! Turn to Clinique’s Sun with SolarSmart After Sun Rescue to start the healing process ASAP.
FLAUNT IT Stick with Bobbi Brown’s No Smudge Mascara – a waterproof and weatherproof product that will help you avoid those melting panda eyes this summer.
BLOCK IT To nourish your skin, try Ella Baché’s Great 50+, which is enriched with superfruit antioxidants for optimum hydration.
POUT IT YSL’s Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick contains SPF 15! Now you can rock your favourite lippy all day, every day while staying protected from the sun.
FACE IT Add Ego’s SunSense Daily Face tinted moisturiser to your weekend beauty routine. It works just like a light-coverage foundation and will protect your face from both UVA and UVB.
HUGE STOCK ROOM CLEARANCE SALE – 1 DAY ONLY!
Residents of Merthyr Village for 18 years, fashion boutique Sarah’s of New Farm are relocating on December 15 to a new space two doors down in shop 14, on the other side of Bruce Robinson Diamonds. To celebrate the move, Sarah’s of New Farm and ViaVai Boutique are having a stockroom clearance sale, 1 day only THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 – 9AM-9PM this is the sale you won’t want to miss! SACHA DRAKE
P 3358 6466 | Shop 14, Merthyr Village, 85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
19/900 Brunswick St New Farm 3358 3925
COMFORT AND STYLE
with Brendan Cummings
with Caroline McCulloch
with Marc Silcock
BOLD AND BRIGHT
PUT THE RIGHT FOOT FORWARD
END-OF-YEAR RENO RUSH
IT’S TIME TO soak up the warm sunshine, enjoy the company of friends and loved ones, and take the opportunity to relax in the ambience of an alfresco setting. Friends and family gatherings over the festive season usually take on a casual vibe, so why not combine fun, fresh and colourful furniture for your next Christmas soirée? Our hot summer nights call for fun pieces such as relaxed deck chairs and casual lounge furniture in vibrant tones. Add bold splashes of colour with scatter cushions and fun table centrepieces. Adapt this colour palette to your Christmas dinner table with fun patterned table runners, colourful linen napkins and brightly-coloured ornaments to really emphasise the relaxed and vibrant Queensland atmosphere. Traditional will always be in style for Christmas so if this theme is for you, decide on your classic colour palette first. Be it red and gold, white and gold or green and red, carry this through in all the little details. A cohesive colour palette will always tie any elements of your styling together.
FOR YEARS I’VE wanted to solve a problem that has been plaguing women all around the world: how to enjoy the fashion of a high heel, yet still feel comfortable all day long. As a podiatrist and physiotherapist, I’ve seen first-hand the pain that high heels have caused my patients. I’m on a mission to provide women with the ultimate benefits of foot support packed into footwear styles that they can feel confident wearing. With body mechanics in mind, I’ve designed and created a footwear label aimed at alleviating and preventing heel and arch pain, plantar fasciitis, and forefoot pain. My label, Frankie4 Footwear, boasts modern and classic styles that are on-trend, transseasonal, and equipped with hidden support. Combining modern style and innovative design, Frankie4 boasts a gorgeous feminine silhouette as well as a functional footbed for the ultimate high heel fashion that all women can enjoy, pain-free.
AT THIS TIME of year, everyone is thinking about Christmas. For the renovation industry, it’s without a doubt the peak season: many people want to have their renovations complete in time for Christmas celebrations, but often they leave things too late and end up rushing the process. We believe there is a good deal of professionalism in being up-front with our clients and telling them what they can expect from us. This could mean that we have to advise people to take their time and not rush into a renovation. Christmas and New Year are wonderful events to show off your home, but once the season is over, you still have to live with your new kitchen for years to come. Missing the “Christmas rush” isn’t always a bad thing. A new year brings new energy and perspective; the perfect mindset for tackling a renovation project. Instead of rushing the process, consider making your renovations a New Year’s resolution. We love helping people accomplish their dreams.
FRANKIE4 FOOTWEAR 260 MOGGILL RD, INDOOROOPILLY P 1300 721 898 FRANKIE4.COM.AU
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UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
DIAMONDS & ENGAGEMENT
21ST CENTURY WORKPLACES
with Karl Schwantes
with Kelly Maniatis
with Dr Lesley Jones
TIME TO POP THE QUESTION?
STUCK IN A CAREER RUT?
THE CHRISTMAS AND New Year period is the most popular time to get engaged. Maybe it’s all the festive cheer in the air; most people are on holidays, families are coming together and everyone is celebrating. So why not add another amazing celebration to the list? The advice that I often give to guys is that it is better to have the engagement ring and not need it, than to need it and not have it. On many occasions, a groom-to-be has told me that he intends to propose in the next six months, only to frantically call me two weeks out from the day, needing that perfect engagement ring crafted. So if you know you’re a procrastinator, or even if you just like to be spontaneous, don’t wait until it’s too late! Start planning for your engagement ring to make sure it’s ready in time for the holiday season. That way, if the perfect moment presents itself, the only thing you will have to think about is how to pop the question. If you’re ready to have that ring made, pop in-store today.
WHEN I HELP my career coaching clients narrow down their reasons for feeling like they’re in a career rut, the cause is usually that they are not exploring their full potential. Often, I see people avoiding these questions and focusing on other areas of their life to gain fulfilment. But when we spend most of our days and hours at work, we can’t keep avoiding these questions forever. The reason we avoid exploring what to do next is because it can be difficult. Staying in your comfort zone and working without change is guaranteed to hold you back in your career. But discovering your natural genius zone is easier than you think. If you spend your days doing something you excel at and enjoy, it won’t feel like work. And if you get paid for it, well, that is a ticket to a passionate career. People who are stuck in a rut can also be stuck in their heads and tend to over-think without action. Writing down your strengths and weaknesses is a great tool to help discover how to challenge your career direction.
STATE MANAGER, QUEENSLAND, Dr Lesley Jones says the right childcare can inspire a love of learning so children will embrace literacy and numeracy, so they can reach their full potential. What should you look for in an early learning and childcare centre? It’s all about “the vibe” when you walk into the centre. There should be a certain happy, busy-calm balance; a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment with caring, qualified early learning professionals. Given their rapid development, children need to be immersed in activities and stimuli that feed their hunger for knowledge. A quality early learning centre and nurturing home environment is the perfect combination for your child to develop their full potential. It will also help prepare them for school. Visiting a centre is the best way to meet the key educators and learn more about their approach to learning, daily routines, and facilities. It’s normal to have questions as you consider care for your child. After all, you need to be comfortable with the choice you’re making.
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STYLE | EXPERTS
with Mark Ferguson
with Morgan Braithwaite
with Dr John Barletta
BUTTON CUFF VS DOUBLE CUFF
DECK THE… TABLE!
LETTING IT ALL GO
GQ MAGAZINE RECENTLY noted that wearing cufflinks at work is an unfashionable ’80s hangover: it’s the era of the button cuff now. This is a revelation for some men, as wearing cufflinks helps them feel more distinguished. The button cuff is traditionally the working man’s cuff as it’s easy to fold up to get your hands dirty. Button cuffs are also popular because they are quick and easy to fasten, lightweight (no doubling of fabric like the double cuff) and easier to use at a computer. Here are some tips to ensure you use the button cuff correctly: • The cuff must be well-fitted, with generally only half an inch allowance. • Tailored cuffs with one cuff will accommodate your watch. • Ensure 1cm to half an inch of the cuff is showing under your jacket sleeve. Three common styles of cuff are the button, rounded, square and corner cutaway. My preference is the corner cutaway, closely followed by the round cuff as I like sharp lines.
YOUR CHRISTMAS TABLE can really set the tone for your festivities. This season, it’s all about simplicity, with metallic accents, warm fairy lights and candles. Plan your table setting before you start decorating, keeping in mind the layout and function. Create a focal point in the centre and develop the style of table around this. Invest in good quality, simple basics such as an oversized white tablecloth, elegant dinner sets and glassware. Bring interest to the table by incorporating metallic cutlery and black granite, slate or marble serving boards. Table settings make more of a statement with repetition, and the layering of textures with glassware, cutlery, plates and platters will always bring contrast to the table. The most important thing to keep in mind is to avoid over-styling! We’re bombarded with inspiration, and people often try to incorporate too many different looks, Christmas styles and decorations. Decide on your theme first, and stick to it!
MY CULTURE INVENTED the word vendetta, which represents the worst of people exacting revenge. In my field of work, I often deal with people who have been wronged by a person or organisation and have feelings of loss, anger, sadness, and guilt. Some find it hard to let go of what happened. Instead of choosing to embrace forgiveness, they allow these harmful feelings to consume them and take over their lives. Choosing to forgive someone can be tough because it can look like you are okay with what happened, and are willing to accept less for yourself, or let the person get away with it. But this is rarely true. Holding on to unproductive feelings tends to have a worse impact on you than it does on the person who has wronged you, and it gets in the way of moving on. Consider forgiving someone not because they necessarily deserve it, but because you certainly deserve some peace. Remember, life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.
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CHRISTMAS Gift Guide We’ve rounded up the most exciting Christmas goodies to help you find a fabulous festive gift this season! Haigh’s Chocolates Christmas Teddy Tin with 6 milk chocolate teddy bears (120g) $18.50, haighschocolates.com.au
Cotton & Co Swarovski crystal Christmas tree earrings $69, cottonandco.com.au
Ella Baché Brisbane at Post Office Square Jane Iredale Champagne on Ice mini lip gloss kit $55, p 3221 0440
Vivra Cersei sportsluxe activewear pouch $44.95, vivra.com.au
Sunday Society Memo bottle A6 $39.95, sundaysociety.com.au
SQD Athletica Habitat short $95, sqdathletica.com
SQD Athletica Ascent duffle bag $160, sqdathletica.com
Navman MiVUE 630, high-quality full HD dashcam $159, navman.com.au
Thousand Island Dressing Paddington Tassel earrings $14, p 3367 8288
Translucere Buddha deluxe 64cm embossed velveteen cushion available in 5 accent colours $185, translucere.com.au
Starfire Jewellery 18k white, yellow and rose gold 0.21ct diamond ring set $1950, starfirejewellery.com
Adavera Footwear Derby Punch slingback shoe $149, adaverafootwear.com.au
Malouf Pharmacies Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium gift set $105, maloufpharmacies.com.au
Lannah Dunn Art Deco English diamond plaque ring $4650, p 3221 1588
CHRISTMAS Gift Guide
The Lip Lab Brisbane Make your own lipstick $65, theliplab.com.au
Sunday Society Gold-plated Druzy studs, available in a variety of colours $49.50, sundaysociety.com.au
Blake & Taylor Dog wash and treat $11.95, blakeandtaylor.com.au
Madonna Rigney Optometry Face a Face sunglasses $655, madonnarigneyoptometry.com.au
The Soul Pantry Christmas kokedama $55, p 3352 7777
Green Grass Home & Body Multi-strand timber bead necklace $34.95, homeandbody.com.au
Frankie4 Footwear Nikki black heel $220, frankie4.com.au
Flash Boutique Verge Paradise tank shirt $249, p 3268 4913
Green Grass Home & Body Wategos beach umbrella $99.95, homeandbody.com.au
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Blake & Taylor Wooden advent house with lights $115, blakeandtaylor.com.au
Sunday Society Mesh purse cacatoe (cockatoo) $97.50, sundaysociety.com.au
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Haighâ€™s Chocolates Milk chocolate hollow Christmas tree (150g) $19.95, haighschocolates.com.au
Alma Mexicana Vintage Ligna chair in handmade Mexican Otomi textile $295, almamexicanaboutique.com
Sunday Society Crabe (crab) brass magnifying glass $49.50, sundaysociety.com.au
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FESTIVE CHRISTMAS AT STAFFORD CITY
From the turkey to the sprouts, the fruit mince pies to the party puddings, this year’s Christmas feast wouldn’t be complete without all our festive favourites from Stafford City. STOCK UP ON FRESH PANETTONE, JUICY SUMMER FRUIT AND CONDIMENTS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT FRUIT FANTASY AND DELI.
Whether you’re after a succulent turkey or some delicious pork to serve at Christmas, Kurty’s Quality Meats has a large range of high-quality, locally-sourced and free-range meats.
WHAT’S CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A TIPPLE OR TWO? BLACK SHEEP BOTTLE SHOP IS HOME TO AN ARRAY OF CRAFT BEER, BOUTIQUE WINE AND UNIQUE SPIRITS TO GIVE YOU SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER!
Nothing says Christmas like a freshly-baked fruit mince pie. Tang Bakery specialises in nut-free, old-fashioned cakes that will make your mouth water!
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LIVE REINDEER PARADE Celebrate Santa’s first day in-centre as you watch the Live Reindeer Parade! Saturday, December 3, from 9am
CHRISTMAS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL ABOUT UNHEALTHY TREATS! HEALTHSHOP IS FULL OF HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS.
VISIT SANTA Tell Santa your special Christmas wishes. Saturday, December 3 until Christmas Eve, 10am to 2pm daily. Extra hours Thursdays, December 15 and 22 from 5-7pm. Every child who visits Santa will receive a FREE gift. Santa photos start from just $12 for a 5x7”. Photo packages available. 5.
LEARN TO DRAW Children can visit Tom Gant’s “You CAN Draw!” workshop and learn how to draw a snowman, a reindeer or even Santa Claus himself! Monday, December 5 to Saturday, December 10. From 10am to 2pm daily.
Want a great last- minute gift idea? Pick up a few tasty products and pop them in a box to make a cute hamper.
Come along and add to Santa’s Wonderland with your LEGO masterpiece! Monday, December 12 to Saturday, December 17. From 10am to 2pm daily.
Have your gifts wrapped for a gold coin donation to the VIEW Club, with all proceeds going towards children’s charity The Smith Family. Gift-wrapping available from Sunday, December 18 until Christmas Eve. Check website for times.
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1. BLACK SHEEP BOTTLE SHOP David Franz Red Rose $24.99 per bottle, Stone Pine Orange Blossom Gin 2016 limited edition $79.99 2. KURTY’S QUALITY MEATS Bangalow Pork French roast rack, Bangalow Pork rolled loin 3. FRUIT FANTASY AND DELI Il Panettone $15 4. TANG BAKERY Fruit mince pies $2.20 each 5. HEALTHSHOP Coco Luscious Vanilla Christmas ice-cream $14.95, Sesame Ginger cashews $4.95 6. ALDI Moser Roth Finest milk chocolate caramel 125g $2.79 7. BWS Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut $48 8. WOOLWORTHS Gold raspberry and toasted coconut pavlova $15
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We’re open late for the week starting Monday, December 19, giving you more time to finish your Christmas shopping! Please check with individual stores for more details as opening hours will vary.
Visit the Stafford City website for more details on all things Christmas.
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If the name alone isn’t enough to sway you, here are the top reasons to visit Aria Restaurant this summer. THE SUMMER TASTING MENU From the tartar of salmon with apple, cucumber, crème fraîche and buckwheat to the salad of strawberry, shortbread, black pepper, jam and cream, Aria’s expertly-curated Summer Tasting Menu uses only the finest fresh seasonal produce.
THE PAN-FRIED COBIA The cobia fillet served with asparagus, capers and brown butter puree is a standout that is proving to be a favourite on the menu. THE RENOWNED WINE LIST Good Food Guide’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Ian Trinkle has curated an encyclopaedic wine list that caters to all palates. NEW YEAR’S EVE Matt Moran and Head Chef Ben Russell have extended Aria’s dining menu to include a choice of six dishes per course. For $145 per person or
$60 for kids under 12, guests can choose three courses from this extended menu while enjoying uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and the spectacular fireworks display. Reservations available from 5.30pm. THE VIEW It’s one of Brisbane’s most iconic venues. Located at 1 Eagle Street Pier, Aria offers unparalleled views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. ARIA RESTAURANT EAGLE STREET PIER, 1 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE P 3233 2555 ARIARESTAURANT.COM
Indulge in an innovative festive menu that will delight the whole family this Christmas. YOU’VE BEEN SHOPPING for what feels like a decade, you’re exhausted, and the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a Christmas feast in this heat. For the sake of your stress levels, do the smart thing and dine out for Christmas lunch at Deer Duck Bistro. With plush furniture, stuffed animals, oil paintings and beautiful crockery, the scene already promises a banquet of grandiose proportions. Step back in time and experience the old-world charm of traditional festive fare and great service in this beautifully-decorated restaurant. Known for delicious French-inspired food that always hits the mark, Deer Duck Bistro is sure to knock your stockings off with its Christmas menu. Staying true to its roots, Deer Duck Bistro is offering a chic set menu for Christmas Day with modern Australian and European twists.
Indulge in a Christmas feast featuring mains such as bourbon-glazed ham with fossilised young apple and caramelised apple puree, and turkey and pistachio farce with confit truss tomato and goat cheese gnocchi. The dessert options are to die for, with choices including ginger ice-cream and spiced pumpkin pie with ginger jelly. Beautifully-prepared food in a cosy setting is the perfect blend for a festive feast to celebrate the year’s end, or a family Christmas away from home. Take the stress out of Christmas Day and let the talented team of chefs at Deer Duck Bistro host you for the festive season. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the restaurant’s innovative menu. DEER DUCK BISTRO 396 MILTON RD, AUCHENFLOWER P 3870 8482 DEERDUCKBISTRO.COM.AU
SMASHED BLUEBERRY COCKTAIL Serves 6-8 WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 375ml good quality vodka 180ml elderflower liqueur 2 cups blueberries 2 lemons, sliced into rounds 2 limes, sliced into rounds 2 limes, sliced into quarters 2 cups whole ice cubes HOW TO CREATE: Coarsely mash 1 cup blueberries, lemon and lime slices, and mint leaves. Stir in vodka, elderflower liqueur and ice cubes. Divide contents among glasses and garnish with lime quarters and remaining blueberries to serve.
FARM FRESH CHRISTMASTIME IS ALL about family, friends and food. Getting together over a long lunch with a roast turkey or wood smoked Bangalow leg ham is a tradition. Regarded as one of the best butchers in Brisbane, Kurty’s Quality Meats offers a large range of locally-sourced and free-range meats that are guaranteed to create the perfect Christmas feast. Kurty’s signature Bangalow pork will be a crowd-pleaser for all the family on Christmas Day, and will make great leftovers for sandwiches. Pop in to pick up your fresh meat today. KURTY’S QUALITY MEATS STAFFORD CITY SHOPPING CENTRE, SHOP 73/400 STAFFORD RD, STAFFORD P 3352 7478
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FOOD+DRINK Milly Hill lamb loin with pea, mint and Persian fetta
Strawberry tart, elderflower, vanilla bean ice-cream
Taleggio bursting through the tortellini.
Kingfish, cucumber, apple and dill
FINELY-TUNED Allium is plating up imaginative dishes and making fine dining more approachable, writes Christie Sutherland. THE NEW FARM space that formerly housed The Foraging Quail has been transformed into a relaxed fine-dining destination. Created by James and Kylie Gallagher, Allium showed absolute dedication to excellent service and perfectly-executed meals during our visit. Head Chef James Gallagher and his team source fine produce and present it in innovative and comfortingly familiar ways. The menu focuses on seasonal, locally-sourced, slightly-left-of-field and sometimes luxurious ingredients. The interior is minimal but not stark, with the focus remaining on the open kitchen and a chunky bar. The intimate setting is refreshing and showcases a suburban feel. Silence fell when the chef’s taster arrived at our table. The chicken liver parfait, passionfruit and pain d’épices were a work of art on the plate. The dish was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, managing stylemagazines.com.au
to be delicate and decadent all at the same time. From there, we moved onto a palate-cleansing kingfish paired with cucumber, apple and dill that nearly had me licking the bowl. It was in that moment that I understood the relaxed fine-dining atmosphere that Allium evokes. With our mouths ready for every bite to follow, the Wagyu inside skirt arrived, paired with caramelised onion, miso eggplant and black garlic. The butternut squash tortellini, Taleggio and walnut pesto quickly followed. Our minds were blown. The meltingly-tender Wagyu was filled with huge flavour from the surrounding accompaniments and the Taleggio bursting through the tortellini was close to one of the best things that has entered my mouth. Perfection on a plate. The few dollops of smooth baked potato puree and grand cru butter had us surprisingly comforted. When eating such a diverse range of dishes,
it’s not always practical to pick a single bottle to rest on for the whole meal. Thankfully, it was easy to choose a suitable glass for each course from the wine list. Desserts featured a plethora of chocolate, meringue and sweet fruit finishes. It was a difficult choice but the lemon meringue with brown butter, fennel and mascarpone won me over. With Allium’s ever-changing menu, you can always be sure you’ll return to something new. ALLIUM RESTAURANT & BAR 148 MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 3254 0595 ALLIUM.COM.AU
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VIEW FROM THE TOP AT THE TOP OF THE VICTORIA PARK GOLF CLUB, BRISBANE FOODIES CAN EXPERIENCE RELAXED ALFRESCO DINING WITH A SWEEPING VIEW OF THE BRISBANE CITY SKYLINE. THE SEASONAL CRAFTED MENU BOASTS DELICIOUS EATS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF DAILY SPECIALS, HAPPY HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC ON SUNDAYS. VICTORIAPARK.COM.AU/BISTRO
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LIGHT UP THE SKY MAKE A TOAST TO THE YEAR THAT WAS AND ALL THE POSSIBILITIES THAT AWAIT IN 2017 AT ONE OF BRISBANE’S HOTTEST ROOFTOP BARS, SAZERAC. ENJOY PREMIER BEER, WINE, SPIRITS, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, SEAFOOD PLATTERS AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS. SPARKLE AT SAZERAC THIS NEW YEAR WITH ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY HOST AND SINGER RACHEL BECK. BRISBANETICKETS.COM.AU/EVENT/3860
HEAD UPSTAIRS EVER SINCE HAWTHORNE’S BRITISH COLONIAL CO. OPENED ITS DOORS EARLIER THIS YEAR, WE’VE BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF ITS UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOUR, THE RESIDENCE. YOU CAN NOW EXPERIENCE A MORE REFINED DINING EXPERIENCE WITH AN À LA CARTE MENU FOR LUNCH AND DINNER IN ADDITION TO A CONTEMPORARY HIGH TEA.
GRESHAM LANE JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT CHEESIER WITH THE ADDITION OF BRISBANE’S FIRST LICENSED QUICK SERVICE EATERY TO SPECIALISE IN GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES. FROM THE EXTRA CHEESY MOUSE TRAP TOASTIE TO THE MORNING GLORY BREKKY OPTION, MELT BROTHERS HAS A TOASTIE TO SATISFY ALL YOUR CHEESE CRAVINGS. MELTBROTHERS.COM.AU
LAST-MINUTE MUST-HAVES With these quick fixes, you’ll be the hostess with the mostest, writes Emma Carr. THE HEAT OF a Queensland Christmas often fails to justify a three-course meal. These last-minute additions will ensure your guests go from salivating to satisfied. PLATE UP PRAWNS All of Australia is blessed with fantastic seafood but few things can beat Mooloolaba prawns. Plenty of seafood markets in Brisbane allow you to collect your prawns the morning of your celebrations, even if it’s December 25. If you’re collecting your prawns at the last minute, ensure that you place your order early to avoid missing out on this seasonal must-have.
FEED ’EM FRUIT We may not be able to justify a hot chocolate on Christmas, but who can complain when we are able to have a plate of mangoes cooling in the fridge? If the little ones don’t polish them off, you can add the remainder to a fruity cocktail or Boxing Day salad. SERVE SWEETNESS You can easily trick your guests into thinking you’ve gone all Nigella Lawson this year. Gingerbread cookie dough truffles sound deceitfully intricate. Whip them up Christmas morning and let the compliments roll in.
SALAD SAVIOUR Be prepared to cater for a guest with special dietary requirements with a dish to which meat, gluten and/or dairy can easily be added
or omitted. Tomato, basil and crisp torn lettuce, drizzled with olive oil, requires minimal work and will allow you to enjoy the frivolity of your festivities.
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IT SEEMS THERE is a new venue on the foodie scene every week, proving that wining and dining has become a Brisbane way of life. We are undeniably spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, but there are a few local spots that are unparalleled in their innovative ideas that continue to challenge the conventional food experience. JAKE NICHOLSON OF BLACKBIRD What is your signature boundarypushing dish? I make a “silk purse” from a sow’s ear. I slowly braise the ears before, filling them with a chicken mousseline, packed with garlic and brown butter. It’s then steamed, crumbed and fried;
I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t say it’s delicious. JOSUE LOPEZ OF GOMA RESTAURANT What are your expert tips on plating up a dish? Even after years of experience and having a vision, I often attempt a few ways of plating for every dish, trying different angles and thinking about what I am trying to convey. It is important for me to celebrate the natural form of each ingredient and present them in a very organic way. My other advice is to utilise the entire plate as a canvas and not to overcrowd the plate; smaller portions on a large plate create an elegant look. READ MORE ONLINE
NEW YEAR NIBBLES These tips from Superior Fruit will keep you out of the kitchen and on the dance floor at your New Year’s Eve party.
YOU’VE GOT TO have something to soak up your bubbly, right? But everybody knows that New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating – not slaving away in the kitchen. Peter Maniatis, owner of Superior Fruit & Wendy’s Kitchen, chats to us about his top tips for creating easy and delicious New Year’s Eve nibbles.
and apricots), Peter says you’d be crazy not to incorporate some. “Buy as close to Christmas as possible and buy high-quality produce, as this will last you through until New Year’s Eve,” says Peter. “This is the perfect opportunity to make sure none of our great produce goes to waste.”
USE UP YOUR CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS Peter says the best thing about New Year’s Eve is that you get to take the last of your Christmas leftovers and transform them into new dishes. A cold meat platter is an easy option for leftover ham, chicken and turkey. Use a cranberry sauce as a dip on the side and you’ve got yourself a crowd-pleasing dish with no cooking involved! Peter also says panettone can be turned into a delicious bread and butter pudding: “The great thing about panettone is being able to leave it on the bench and know it won’t go stale.”
CREATE PLATTERS A fail-safe option for New Year’s Eve nibbles is a platter. Whether it’s a cheese platter, fruit platter or a cold meat platter (or all three!), you can’t put a foot wrong, especially if cooking isn’t your forte. “I can’t cook – I like to buy good products, take the lid off and put it all together,” says Peter.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SUMMER PRODUCE Stocking up on fruit is another easy and delicious option. With so much beautiful stone fruit in season (cherries, mangoes, nectarines, plums stylemagazines.com.au
KEEP IT SIMPLE This is the perfect time to let loose and celebrate – so don’t sweat the small stuff. “New Year’s Eve is nothing too formal,” Peter says. “No sit-down dinners. It’s all about standing up, chilling out and drinking your leftover booze!” SUPERIOR FRUIT & WENDY’S KITCHEN 365 HONOUR AVE, GRACEVILLE P 3379 7508 FACEBOOK.COM/SUPERIORFRUIT
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FESTIVE FEASTING Celebrate Christmas in true Italian style at Va Bene Restaurant. WITH A REPUTATION for plating up Brisbane’s favourite authentic Italian cuisine, Va Bene Restaurant is the perfect place for lovers of exceptional food to celebrate the festive season. Nestled behind a heritage-listed building at Brisbane International Windsor Hotel, Va Bene Restaurant features elegant indoor and outdoor dining spaces suited for a range of special events, from Christmas parties to corporate functions. Head chef Francesco prides himself on his ability to put a modern twist on classic Italian cuisine, and he loves bringing culinary knowledge from his hometown of Naples to the menu. This season, Francesco is sourcing the freshest local produce and seafood to create the dishes on the Va Bene Restaurant summer menu, which is full of flavour and the true tastes of Italy. Whether you’re looking to host a Christmas party with work colleagues or a long lunch with
Gluten-free Pasta Bolognese, Gamberi Pizza & Calamari fritti
family, Francesco can create a menu to suit your occasion. The staff will ensure everything is taken care of, right down to the decorations, and they are happy to accommodate for festive functions and conferences. With the New Year just around the corner and many workplaces buzzing with the excitement of what’s ahead for 2017, Brisbane International’s Windsor Hotel can accommodate for up to 50 guests in their many conference rooms. The hotel coordinates with Va Bene to provide specialised catering in the form of buffet-style
meals, a range of platter options, hot meals and beverage packages. Whether you’re hosting an event for the festive season or looking to organise a corporate function, the team at Brisbane International’s Windsor Hotel and Va Bene Restaurant prides itself on providing a memorable experience with beautiful, authentic Italian food at its heart. VA BENE RESTAURANT BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL WINDSOR HOTEL P 3357 3456 BRISBANEINTERNATIONALHOTELS.COM.AU
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Va Bene is renowned as Brisbane’s best and most authentic taste of Italy—and this reputation does not exceed the experience.
If you have never experienced genuine Italian cuisine, there is no better place to start. And if you are familiar with the pleasures of Italian food there is no better place in Brisbane to satisfy your palette.
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Let the experts at the Brooklyn Beauty Bars help you and your friends get your gorgeous on this silly season. IF THERE WERE ever a season to be gorgeous, this would be it. The festive season is the perfect time to catch up with friends and get your party glam on. But when we’re all so busy, how do we have the time to keep ourselves looking fabulous? At Brooklyn Beauty Bar, you can have it all... at the same time! Catch up with your friends, get ready for the party season and get a bit jolly with a few tipples from the bar. You and your favourite girls can prop yourselves up at either of our gin or champagne bars and catch up while you’re being manicured, or book out the pedicure room for a private party.
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Taking a client or colleague to lunch or dinner is so pedestrian; sharing a pampering experience with them while you have a few cocktails will make it truly memorable. We’ve put together some fun Chrissy gift packages so you can treat someone (or yourself). Merry Christmas and may your New Year be as gorgeous as you are. Love, Brookie BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR | SHOP 5, 15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY THE BARRACKS | 61 PETRIE TCE, BRISBANE P 0422 404 612 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
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SUMMER IS FINALLY here and although that means we get to enjoy our Queensland weather, the elements can take their toll on your hair. Here are our top tips to keep your hair looking fresh in summer: • Hot weather leads to lots of swimming, which tends to make blonde hair go a little brassy so it’s important to invest in a blonde shampoo. • Olaplex is the absolute go-to product! Once a week, leave this bad boy in your hair overnight and in the morning your hair will feel better than it has in years. • Can we talk about split ends? Regular trims will stop your hair from splitting higher through the hair shaft. Plus, it looks so much healthier! • As the weather gets warmer, so do the tones in our hair. Colour trends for this season are golden and warmer browns. And for blondes, keep it creamy not ashy. • For the guys, try putting subtle highlights through the top of your hair to add dimension. It’s 2016 and totally acceptable for guys to have colour in their hair.
TRIMMING THE EYEBROW may sound fun, but it is just one small slip away from a disaster! These days, I see plenty of girls on Instagram snipping away at the hairs until there is nothing left. While this may work for some, it is an unrealistic expectation for so many women who don’t have a thick enough brow to cut away. Be careful of brow salons who take to trimming every brow they see without consulting the client. If you got a bit carried away with the tweezers (or the scissors), the Brow Rehab program may take some patience, but the outcome is long-lasting and incredible to see. Our Arch Angels take our consultation process seriously, talking you through how you would like your brows to look and how we can get you there! We focus on only taking the hairs that need to be taken. This means that we can coach brows into something fantastic. If you would like to come into The Brow Bar for a brow consultation with our Arch Angels, we would love to meet you!
THE LGBTI COMMUNITY often faces a unique set of challenges when trying to start a family: encountering confusion and misunderstanding, sometimes from medical professionals. Fertility providers, too, have a culture traditionally geared towards heterosexual couples. Everyone deserves to feel excited and proud when starting a family, but too often Rainbow families are made to feel judged and excluded. Rainbow Fertility is the first dedicated fertility service provider in Australia to cater exclusively for the LGBTI community, and we are extremely honoured to be part of creating these families. It’s a world-class service, with industry-leading technologies, a solid supply of donor egg and sperm, and a passionate team experienced in helping create LGBTI families. With fertility treatments and preservation to donor programs, donor insemination, IVF and surrogacy, there are now more options than ever for gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex people wanting to build a family and have a biological connection to a child.
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in the fence, we waded through the thick vegetation until we reached a clearing – and the view was surreal. The limestone mound spills down to meet crystal-clear water. Dilapidated, abandoned buildings that would have made up the old prison emerge from the water and surrounding trees. We wandered in and out of the abandoned buildings, admiring the colourful graffiti on the walls as we imagined what this place would have been like so many decades ago. This was just one of many bewitching episodes on my trip. Everything felt so removed from anything I had experienced before. Fusing medieval and modern, Estonia has an allure all of its own. This is a country where brutalist Soviet architecture and romantic Art Nouveau buildings stand alongside glass skyscrapers and shiny shopping districts. Once you have a taste of the nightlife, rich history, cultural meltingpot of cuisines and untouched natural beauty of Eastern Europe, it never stops calling you back.
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AQUARIUS JAN 21-FEB 19 You’ve been so busy beautifying your life that you’re starting to neglect your home space. Spread the love to your living quarters.
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