Zoë Foster Blake:
GIFT IDEAS YOU DEFINITELY HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF UNDER
on smelly boys and the f word HERE COMES THE SUN: Everything to sip, see and do this summer
A BRISBANE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
FESTIVE FASHION DECODED:
even Santa would be jealous of!
avoid pre-party meltdowns with our foolproof guide
THAIDAY on our minds
SNEAK PEEK: CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN BRISBANE
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CONTENTS COVER STORIES 14 WIN! Experience the best of Brisbane this festive season.
18 ZOË FOSTER BLAKE The beauty guru goes rogue with her new children’s book.
30 WE’VE GOT THAIDAY ON OUR MIND What Christmas means for the golden couple of footy.
GIFT IDEAS Forget socks & jocks, we’ve got the buys they won’t want to regift.
39 FESTIVE FASHION DECODED It’s time to retire the LBD.
53 HERE COMES THE SUN Summer is here and we’ve got all bases covered, from beachwear to haircare.
ON THE COVER Photography Bridget Wood Talet Sam, Rachel, Gracie & Ellsie Thaiday Hair and Makeup Stefan Squad Location South Bank & Roma Street Parkland (Cover) SAM WEARS: M.J. Bale Ronan polo $79.95, Cortini trouser $299 ELLSIE WEARS: Country Road Back cross dress $79.95 RACHEL WEARS: David Jones AJE Marie Ange dress $455 GRACIE WEARS: Zara Dress $52 (Right) GRACIE WEARS: David Jones Zimmermann Lovelorn dress $145 RACHAL WEARS: David Jones C&M Malabar tee $110, David Jones Bec & Bridge Alexis dress $240
47 FRESHLY SHUCKED Discover the new restaurant you’ll be frequenting all summer long.
A WONDERFUL BRISBANE CHRISTMAS!
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hey say a change is as good as a holiday and this month I’ve had both. On my first day back at Style HQ, after an amazing holiday, I could see the glint in our publisher’s eyes. While I was away, Tracy had been busy working on a re-design for the mag which we’d workshopped together prior to my holiday, but I know what Tracy’s like when she gets an idea in her head - there’s no turning back. “…the rest is up to you Christie. Just make sure it socks people between the eyes and it’s a bloody good read,” were her words. With that, our direction is to remain Brisbane focused and introduce more brilliant local people to you, but with a fresh new look. Some faces will be familiar, like the much-loved and always hilarious Sam Thaiday and his beautiful family on the cover, while on some pages, we’ll be unearthing new talent like Alex Coleborn, the designer behind fashion label, Gloria Dulcie (pg. 44) and Annie Kelly on page 39. And of course, we’ll keep you in the loop of new places that are opening and expanding! We’re also going to introduce you to more of our own fabulous team. Check out pg 40 where Style staffers share what’s inspiring them this month. They say it takes a village to raise a child, the same can be said for producing a magazine (among the many other things we produce). It takes a team of talented, hardworking people plus a lot of fun, sweat and tears, so it’s going to be great introducing you to our ‘tribe’ over time. Speaking of time, this year has flown by and Christmas is just around the corner. We’ve got all the necessary info to get you into holiday mode all month long. I hope you enjoy the new look Style as much as we enjoyed creating it.
A walk in wardrobe. SUB EDITOR/JOURNALIST Sarah Tayler A Canadian canoe. JOURNALIST Emmy-Lou McKean A Baby Spice doll. JOURNALIST Siobhan Taylor Fancy AF silk pyjamas. JOURNALIST Tamille Head Still waiting for Coachella tickets… DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR Kiri Johnston A trip to New York! DIGITAL CONTENT ASSISTANT Tamika Magann A puppy. DIGITAL ASSISTANT Tai Johnston Darren Lockyer action figure. PRODUCTION
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JUST ADD WHITE: Flashes of pure
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Well that was one hell of a quick year and here we are, staring down the barrel of Christmas again. I’ve just started planning gifts for the family and a new outfit to wear to my cousin’s wedding in New Zealand over the break, and here’s a few goodies I would love to add to my holiday packing list. Festive wishes y’all!
Madonna Rigney Plein Les Mirettes $510 Christie Nicolaides Carlotta white green earring $289
Exclusive to Madonnna Rigney Optometry, French eyewear brand Plein Les Mirettes harmoniously combines style and functionality, modernity and a touch of French elegance. This is a limited edition, new model, so you’ll have to get in quick to nab these beauties.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture No.74 $55
Net-A-Porter Celia Dragouni Embroidered kaftan mini dress $428
Easy does it
Mara & Mine x Candice Swanepoel Harper slide $293.72
For me, holidays are a time to really unwind and relax. Which means getting dressed shouldn’t be a hassle. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ with old mates, or a beachside cocktail, I tend to gravitate towards a statement dress that you can just slip on and go. Easy! NET-A-PORTER.COM
Wicker Tote Square Classic Beach tote $115
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Hats off to ya
Lack of Color Ultra Wide Spencer boater $119
Lack of Color is the popular Australian label that produces a range of men’s and women’s hats available in seasonal colours and styles. Created in Queensland, since its inception in 2011, Lack Of Color has been worn by bloggers and celebrities alike including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Vanessa Hudgens, Gigi Hadid and Chiara Ferragni. LACKOFCOLOR.COM
There’s something about a straw boater that makes any outfit look done. Marysia Swim Venice maillot $350
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Take me away Summer weekends call for a vacay-inspired wardrobe and this season I can’t go past Aussie label, Ruby Yaya. Designed to offer countless combinations of effortless elegance, the Ruby Yaya brand targets an attitude rather than age and offers a refreshing sense of escape.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF30 Mineral Gel Cream $38
RACHEL WEARS: David Jones C&M Malabar tee $110, David Jones Bec & Bridge Alexis dress $240 SAM WEARS: Country Road Turtle motif short $89.95, Tropical print polo $69.95 ELSIE WEARS: Sabo Mini Willow eyelet dress $168 GRACIE WEARS: David Jones Zimmermann Lovelorn floral tie dress $145
Our Gift To You
Kick off the festive season with the ultimate Christmas experience.
risbane sparkles during the festive season. The city comes alive with a four-week extravaganza of free entertainment and festive experiences that highlight our wonderful city. To celebrate the festive season, Style Magazines and Brisbane Marketing are awarding one lucky winner the ultimate Brisbane Christmas experience. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this money can’t buy experience. The entire family will be put up at the luxurious 5-star Brisbane Marriott Hotel for a one night stay, including breakfast or gourmet brunch and valet parking plus family tickets to the basketball! Celebrate the wonder of Christmas by joining in on the traditional festive sing-song at the Carols by Twilight. As part of your VIP experience you will get a gourmet picnic
hamper to enjoy as you watch the Parklands come alive with a concert guaranteed to have the whole family singing along. To top it all off, you’ll also get VIP reserved seating so your family can enjoy a balmy summers evening together at South Bank’s Christmas Beach Cinema and enjoy a top viewing spot for the Christmas Fireworks Spectacular presented by eatSouthBank. Snuggle up on a beach towel or picnic rug under the stars or dive into the cool waters and enjoy Christmas family favourites on the silver screen. As part of this gourmet festive family experience, you will also receive a South Bank dining and car park voucher to use at your favourite South Bank spot. Don’t miss out on this incredible prize. Enter today to have the chance to secure the ultimate Brisbane Christmas experience.
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PRIZE BREAKDOWN: • Marriott Brisbane Family Package including two interconnecting rooms with river views, buffet breakfast or Sunday brunch for 2 adults and 2 children & valet parking plus a family pass for a basketball game • VIP Carols by Twilight experience with gourmet picnic hamper • Christmas Fireworks Spectacular & Beach Cinema VIP Experience • eatSouthBank Dining voucher • South Bank car park voucher TOTAL VALUE: $1839 One entry per person. Non transferable. Not redeemable for cash. Entrants agree to be contacted by Style and their specific competition partners. Entrants must be Brisbane residents unless otherwise stipulated. The promoter’s choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is valid subject to availability. For further T’s and C’s visit stylemagazines.com.au.
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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ’Tis the season to get back to your roots. We find out how some of Brissie’s best exports will be spending the festive season. Words by Tamille Head
s she prepares to take to the stage for the production of Mamma Mia, former Brisbane girl Sarah Morrison has returned home just in time for the holiday season. Conveniently, Mamma Mia opens in Brisbane on Boxing Day, giving Sarah the opportunity to enjoy some much-needed quality time at home with her family. While she now lives a self-declared ‘gypsy lifestyle’, often living out of a suitcase, Brisbane will always be home for the talented performer. How will you spend your time here, when you’re not performing? Just catching up with family and friends mostly. I spend a lot of time around Fish Lane between shows. How have you seen Brisbane change since moving away? Every time I come home, I’m just so blown away by how much Brisbane has developed. I have a great group of girlfriends in Brisbane who really have their finger on the pulse of all the cool places. Favourite local bar? Gerard’s Bar. How does it feel to be performing in such an iconic role? It feels a little surreal. I remember seeing the production when I was 12 years old and thinking “this is what people do for a job.” Now, that’s my job. Sophie is a dreamer, we are similar in that regard, like many girls I guess. PAGE 16
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What do you miss about Brisbane when you’re away for work? The weather! I also love the relaxed culture we have. Favourite Brisbane hangout over the Christmas period? Besides the Gabba, Riverbar is always a favourite of mine with the views of the Brisbane River. I always go to the Breakfast Creek Hotel for a steak. Favourite Christmas food? Seafood. What will you be wearing on Christmas day? Do you dress up or keep it casual? Budgie Smugglers along with a YP Threads kit.
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MOLLY GODDARD – DESMOND & DEMPSEY
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SALLY FLEGG
he back story of luxury pyjama label, Desmond & Dempsey, is the stuff of Hollywood meet-cute dreams. Brisbane girl Molly Goddard met her British partner, Joel, in a pub in Whistler, Canada. The two hit it off instantly, but had to part ways soon after, with Molly returning home to finish her studies in Brisbane and Joel moving back to London for work. They kept in touch with regular Skype sessions, until Molly later moved to London. She found herself sleeping in Joel’s shirts rather than her usual nighties. Unable to find anything that was as comfortable, the two set about designing their own. And so, Desmond & Dempsey was born. The label has seen great success since launching in 2014, now being stocked by the likes of Selfridges and Bergdorf Goodman.
How do you spend Christmas in Brisbane? Well, on both my Mum and Dad’s side I have lots of cousins, all of the same age, so the day is usually spent eating and drinking and dipping in the pool! We land on Christmas Day this year, so we will be getting off the plane and straight to lunch - I am very, very excited! What do you miss about Brisbane when you’re living overseas? Two big ones - my friends and the sun. I love all the Queenslanders in Brisbane, and how much space there is. Any family traditions? Funnily enough, my mum has always given us a pair of pyjamas on Christmas Eve to wake up in on Christmas morning. Favourite Brisbane hangout over the
Christmas/Summer period? Not very original, but I do love James Street... Fondest memory of Christmas in Brisbane? My grandma doesn’t ever half do anything and one year she had a white Christmas. We all had to wear white and she rented furniture and the whole house was transformed. It was one of the few years we were all there together, and we ended up drinking and dancing till about three in the morning. Favourite Christmas food? Mangoes and cherries. What will you be wearing on Christmas day? Do you dress up or keep it casual? Probably a little white or red dress and some big earrings. READ MORE ONLINE PAGE 17
What Zoë Did Next How the beauty guru and everyone’s imaginary BFF came to write a book about farts. By Tamille Head
omewhere, between raising two adorable children, running a beauty empire, crafting hilarious Instagram captions and playing house with funny man, Hamish Blake, Zoë Foster Blake found the time to try her hand at children’s picture books. And by ‘try her hand’, of course I mean ‘completely nail’ because when it comes to Zoë Foster Blake, we’ve come to find the woman really knows no other way. Before my interview, I’m sent a copy of her new book, No One Likes A Fart. It arrives with a whoopee cushion attached, in true Foster Blake form. The girl loves a gag and it’s this fun breed of wit, entirely her own, that has won Zoë a whole dingin’ country of loyal fans. We hang out for news of her latest releases, both beauty and book-form. We laugh out loud at her posts on social media (who could forget the time she announced her second pregnancy in spectacular fashion, with a nod to a certain Queen Bey?) We run out and buy whatever she recommends. We watch in awe as she debuts the most extravagant and location-appropriate holiday wardrobes, taking mental notes to up our own game the next time we vacation. The thing with ZFB is that, despite being a downright over-achiever, she is still so damn relatable. A keen lover of children’s books, it was only a matter of time before the best-selling author wrote her own, given that she was reading her toddler, Sonny, up to 40 titles a week. “I’ve always loved and admired children’s literature. It’s such an incredible category. Done well, it can have incredible meaning, and [teach us] lessons about life,” Zoë says. “If I was going to do it, I thought I would take that responsibility pretty seriously. But then I wrote a fart book.” So, why farts? “Well, I’m surrounded by PAGE 18
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them,” she laughs, telling me that her husband and son are constantly letting them rip. “I’m the lady of the house and I have to say, ‘oh yuck, go outside, that’s disgusting’. That’s how the idea came about. It’s almost been like a form of therapy because I’m so anti-fart,” she says. “Most fart books are quite vulgar and gross, aimed at boys; this is a very sweet little fart. I’ve probably done myself a disservice here, but I’ve done farts a great service.” But No One Likes A Fart is so much more than just a ‘fart book’. At its core, the story is about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are; a message
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that is just as important to the parents reading the book as it is to the children it was written for. Zoe enjoyed the process so much that she already has plans to write another picture book. “It was a lot faster than my other fiction work,” she says. So, what’s next for the golden girl of beauty? 2018 will see big stuff coming out with her hugely successful (and adorably-packaged) skincare line, Go-To, plus a much-anticipated new fiction release. “I’m just trying to enjoy my baby. Next year will be more family focused,” Zoe says. READ MORE ONLINE DECEMBER 2017
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No matter what side of Tally Creek you choose, you won’t be disappointed by this slice of coastal luxury. Just south of Burleigh Heads, this is a family favourite picnic spot due to its spacious parks and easy accessibility. With gentle waves that are perfect for a prepicnic dip, Tally has everything you could need for a relaxing afternoon picnic. There are a few bush turkeys in the area, so keep your goods safely packed in a basket. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Odessa linen cushion $59.95
Grab a bottle of wine, pack the cheese, and don’t forget the rug: these are our favourite local picnic spots! South Bank Grassy Knoll At the southern end of South Bank are the lush slopes of South Bank’s Grassy Knoll. Stretching right to the river’s edge, this lawn offers picturesque views of our city amongst a bustling atmosphere. As one of Brisbane’s few licensed parks, you can lounge with a full spread. Hit up the Wednesday markets before meandering down to while away the afternoon.
Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets, the Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve is a scenic riverside picnic spot you need to explore. Situated right on the river and framed with wide, stretching gum trees, the reserve is a pleasant picnic spot that doesn’t skimp on the good vibes. Pack your favourite cheeses and drinks and devour them as you soak up Vitamin D.
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The Pride of Brisbane Brisbane Roar will be scoring points on and off the field when they head to this season’s Hyundai A-League matches.
ocal Brisbane designer label, Urbbana is ensuring Brisbane Roar will arrive in style all season long, fitted out in custommade suits. Urbbana is a signature menswear collection with a reputation for excellence and quality. Founded in 2009 by Brisbane designer, Sam Abi, the label utilises the finest raw materials, prestigious fabrics and traditional tailoring techniques. Since its beginnings, Urbbana has developed into a foremost Australian brand that epitomizes all symbols of elegance and sophistication, making it the perfect fit for the
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Since summer is all about being out and about, in addition to luxury accommodation with all the extras, the package also includes entry tickets to Eat Street, tickets to Dendy Cinemas Portside, and discounts at selected restaurant and retail outlets at Portside Wharf. Score! Shop and dine to your heart’s content while exploring the riverside hub of Portside Wharf. For those who want to explore further, catch the ferry from Portside to the city, or to South Bank to check out the art galleries and museums. Or simply enjoy a cruise along the river, taking in all the sights of Brisbane. Back at Alcyone Hotel, cool off with a dip in the outdoor pool, unwind with a morning yoga session on the Serenity Lawn, or simply relax in your air-conditioned room and enjoy the fantastic views. ALCYONE HOTEL RESIDENCES PORTSIDE 35 HERCULES ST, HAMILTON P 1800 252 966 ALCYONE.COM.AU
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THE ROUND UP Holidays are here! With nothing but time to kill, lose yourself in one of these can’t-put-down reads. by Tamille Head
WORLDS OF YOU The bestselling author of The AntiCool Girl returns with a devastating, heartbreaking, brilliant, brave and laughout-loud funny memoir of truth, lies and everything in between. A raw, beautiful, sad, shocking and hilarious memoir of all the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.
WHAT HAPPENED For the first time, Hillary Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She describes what it was like to run against Trump, how she coped with a devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up. An inspiring read for the feminist in all of us.
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. Mark Manson tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today.
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EVERY LIE I’VE EVER TOLD Who needs a holiday romance when you have the words of Australia’s favourite social-media poet to fall in love with. Beau Taplin beautifully captures the essence of love and heartbreak, challenges and paradoxes, yearning and fulfilment, and attaching that to magical, majestic life. When you need advice, wisdom, something for your soul, Beau offers insight and balm.
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WORLD AIDS DAY
STYLE diary World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Show your support by wearing a red ribbon, talk to your friends and work colleagues about HIV or make a donation to an AIDS charity. qldworldaidsday.org.au
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Celebrating all things folk, the festival returns this year with a mega lineup of local and international crooners, including John Butler, Montaigne, The Beautiful Girls, Sampa The Great and Kate Miller-Heidke. woodfordfolkfestival.com
Visit the Christmas Village from 15-23 December to fill your sack with goodies from the Gift Market; enjoy carolers, and live music throughout the Parklands. You can also catch a jolly holiday movie at the beach cinema. visitbrisbane.com.au
For a truly memorable and magical Christmas Day, reserve your space at Hilton Brisbane. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a range of tailored menus, Hilton Brisbane has all of your plans wrapped up. hilton.com/brisbane
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The Brissie boy and former breakfast radio co-host is one of Australia’s most exciting rising stars. To finish off the year, he’s taking his hugely popular comedy act, We Made You, back on the road, stopping in at The Tivoli this month. ticketmaster.com.au
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ALT-J The British indie rock trio are bringing their third studio album, RELAXER, to Riverstage this month, and they’re bringing some very special guests along for the ride. Superstar support act, Warpaint, will join them for the all-ages gig. ticketmaster.com.au
BEST NIGHT EVER! Aussie rockers Grinspoon will play their very own not-quite New Years bash. Joined by fellow rock royalty British India, get set for a night of great music without the stress of New Year’s crowds. nightquarter.com.au
Discover the hit musical that over 60 million people have fallen in love with. A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, set to a soundtrack of some of ABBA’s greatest hits, Mamma Mia! is a performance the whole family will enjoy. qpac.com.au
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A WONDERFUL LIFE We chat to the sporting hero about food, family and how they celebrate the festive season. By Tamille Head. VISITBRISBANE.COM.AU
ention the name Sam Thaiday and it’s a pretty safe bet that your mind will wander to thoughts of the bullocking and much-loved football star. But there is so much more to the Broncos prop than his impressive 279game career. At his core, Sam is a family man who has built a beautiful family with his wife, Rachel, and their two girls, Gracie, 4, and Ellsie, 2, in Samford. Despite his bold and powerful style of football, Sam is relaxed and jovial. You wouldn’t expect him to love poetry and art, but he does. With Sam recently announcing his retirement from the game, he will have plenty more time to explore these new-found hobbies when he hangs up his boots after the 2018 season. So, when it comes to the festive season, what does Christmas mean to the Thaidays? Keen lovers of food and wine, Christmas Day is a big affair in the Thaiday household. But sadly, there’ll be no slacking off his strict diet and fitness regime for Sam, who is preparing for the 2018 footy season. “Christmas Day for us has always been about lots of laughter and happiness with the family,” Rachel says. “We love big Christmas’s with the family, extended family and our closest friends. The more the merrier is my motto. Mum always made Christmas a big deal for us growing up.” Sam and Rachel have called Brisbane home for over 16 years, but are still discovering hidden gems close to home, such as the Roma Street Parkland where inspiration came for this month’s cover. “We live in a nice spot of Brisbane that has lots of little watering holes nearby, so we tend to go and explore them,” Sam says. “Weekends are usually filled with picnics, bike riding and we love a spot of fresh shopping at local Farmers Markets.” You might be wondering how the hugelycelebrated athlete remains so grounded and humble? Perhaps it comes down to his filterfree children. “I love seeing my Dad on TV, he is funny and makes me laugh,” Gracie says. “My Mum says he is not famous though.” READ MORE ONLINE
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There’s so much to celebrate at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre this December. From free family fun and fashion festivities, to a handful of services to make your life a whole lot easier. Bubbles & Baubles
Need a break from Christmas shopping? Well, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has just the thing for you. Every Thursday night in December, head to the centre for the free Baubles & Bubbles event, where you’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and canapés within a giant four-metre instaworthy bauble. The perfect pick me up before the Christmas shopping continues!
Stressed about when you’ll get your Christmas shopping done? The centre is open till midnight Thur 21 & Fri 22 Dec.
Need a new outfit for that Christmas lunch with the in-laws or a hot Christmas date? Now, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to book in with your girlfriends for a free fashion styling session with resident stylist, Cate Massi. Located in the Style Suite on Level 2, from December 7-16.
As Christmas shopping starts earlier every year, it becomes harder for parents to work through their Christmas list, especially with their kids in tow. Indooroopilly Shopping
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CATE MASSI’S CHRISTMAS CHEAT SHEET Before you make a start on your Christmas shopping, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s resident stylist, Cate Massi has rounded up a bunch of her top picks.
Centre has thankfully introduced free childcare every Thursday. Supervised by childcare professionals, parents will be able to drop off their kids at Minipilly, free of charge, while they enjoy three hours of Christmas shopping, child-free. Everyone wins!
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Style has rounded up the most exciting Christmas goodies to help you snap up a fabulous festive gift this season!
Lannah Dunn Aquamarine & diamond ring $4,250, lannahdunn.com
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South Smith Family Jewellers Pendant 9ct rose gold, morganite, black & white diamond surround, p 3300 9333
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SQDAthletica Train Goodtimes kit $100, sqdathletica.com
White Havana Amalfi white washed wooden naughts and crosses set $39.99, whitehavana.com.au
Malouf Pharmacies Calvin Klein Menâ€™s miniature fragrance gift set $29, maloufpharmacies.com.au
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Sunday Society Luxe garden hose with nozzle set $298, Antler wall mount $299, sundaysociety.com.au
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Describe your style I adore the sleek and chic style of French fashion, with a whimsical, bohemian edge.
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Artist you’re obsessed with Stanley Donwood – the incredibly talented artist behind the album covers of my all-time favourite band, Radiohead.
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On Sunday, you’ll find me Wining and dining with friends or reading books on the beach with my husband and our pupper, Brandy.
Can’t-put-down read My current WWII read, The Girl from Munich by Tania Blanchard, is a hauntingly romantic and gripping read that almost made me late to work this morning because I couldn’t put it down.
Emma Watson and not just because she was in Harry Potter but also because she’s an advocate for women’s rights, is fiercely intelligent and eloquent, and is the epitome of elegance.
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rowing up in Brisbane, Michael Holmes spent many of his weekends travelling to the coast, in search of the perfect wave. “Surf culture was just a big part of my generation in the late 70’s and I embraced the lifestyle,” he says. “Watching old surf movies, I became really fascinated by the early pioneers on the Northshore of Hawaii.” This fascination led him to Noosa Longboards, where he became a loyal customer for many years. “When I got back to the roots of it, with longboarding and the early pioneers on the Northshore of Hawaii, the next thing I stumbled on was Noosa Longboards, which was absolutely living in that space,” Michael says. He liked the company so much, that when it came on the market in 2000, he bought it. “We couldn’t just let it go, we had to buy it. The brand MICHAEL’S had something special,” he says. GUIDE TO 17 years later, Noosa Longboards is thriving, now HAWAII operating in both Noosa and Bulimba. Michael is managing Fave spot to drink: the strategic and development side of the business, and Dukes Waikiki his son, Ash, is running the business operationally. Best beach: The father-son team have developed the perfect Waikiki business formula, with Michael crediting Ash’s talent for Place to stay: seeking out new brands and managing the design and Moana Surfrider online presence as paramount for the longevity of the store. Best month for “He’s had a big hand in reshaping the business the last waves: couple of years and modernising it,” Michael says. January or February Step inside the store and you’ll find a wide range READ MORE ONLINE of iconic labels including Okanui and Birdwell Beach Britches and new ones like Skwosh, as well as locally-made longboards, shaped by Tom Wegener and evidence of Michael’s deep-seated love for Hawaii. For the last decade, the keen surfer has been making the trip to Hawaii a few times a year to source out rare collectables and the vintage Hawaiian shirts that are so popular with their customers. “We’re very proud of the fact we’ve made it inclusive, not exclusive. We like people to feel they’re welcome from any walk of life. Surfer or non-surfer,” Michael says. As for the great city vs coast debate, Michael and Ash THE ICONIC NOOSA LONGBOARDS ORIGINAL TEE like to have a bit of both. “I love Brisbane; I love the city culture. It always irks me the coast-city divide. It’s unnecessary,” Michael says.“Nobody owns the beach, just like nobody owns We like people to feel they’re Queen Street Mall.” NOOSA LONGBOARDS 204 OXFORD ST, BULIMBA, 2/55 HASTINGS ST, NOOSA HEADS P 3395 7111 NOOSALONGBOARDS.COM
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Modern Femininity Alexandra Coleborn, Founder and Creative Director at Gloria Dulcie, chats to Tracy Sinclair about what’s next for the Brisbane based fashion label.
aving worked in fashion boutiques in her hometown on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, while studying a Diploma in Fashion, Textiles and Merchandising, it was Alex’s two-month trip to Europe that finally inspired her to kickstart her own label. Later moving to Bali to be with her family, she began combining her experience in fashion buying, her mountains of ideas, and her own personal style until slowly, Gloria Dulcie was born. Now living in Brisbane, we caught up with her to see what she has planned for the label. Describe your brand’s aesthetic? Gloria Dulcie is an independent, ethical luxury label that celebrates the complex sensitivities of the modern woman. Inspired by those exceptional creatives, that witty irreverence, honest beauty and spirited conﬁdence, Gloria Dulcie blossomed in the radiance of modern femininity. Our focus is to create quality pieces with a poetic touch. Gloria Dulcie whilst adaptable and complimentary, seeks to reevoke the desire for personal style. What are some of the hurdles you’ve had to overcome in creating your brand/ collection? My biggest has been ﬁnding an ethical manufacturer that will do limited production runs. I ﬁrst began manufacturing in Bali, but I am proud to say our new collection, The Ripening Seed, is all made locally in Brisbane! Which is your fave piece right now? The ‘Motion Pictures’ dress from our new collection ‘The Ripening Seed’. It’s that dreamy Summer essential that will take you anywhere. What is your vision for Gloria Dulcie? PAGE 44
Our focus is to create quality pieces with a poetic touch. GLORIA DULCIE ALEXANDRA COLEBURN
My vision for Gloria Dulcie is a rather philanthropic one. One of the biggest motives behind my desire for success is the passion to help and inspire others. Particularly Australia’s Indigenous people. I am currently working on a small collection of not for proﬁt t-shirts and tote bags that promote the plight of our Indigenous Rangers. I truly believe their Work on Country is absolutely invaluable in terms of protecting our land and sea whilst providing positive social and cultural outcomes. Five years from now I see Gloria Dulcie stocked internationally with our own boutique. The most important thing to me is to be a wellrecognised social enterprise. Which we will be! Finish this sentence: I wish fashion …. Would slow down. Finish this sentence:When you wear Gloria Dulcie … Try not to spill anything. READ MORE ONLINE
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Sitting Pretty Siobhan Taylor unpacks the ultimate way to dress for Christmas in Australia. Crisp whites come out to play this festive season with romantic silhouettes and dreamy broderie fabrics. Dial down ultra-feminine dresses with summertime-ready espadrilles, and top it off with this season’s must-have accessory: a bamboo clutch. Whether you’re kicking it poolside or gathering around a mouthwatering spread, this fresh take on Christmas styling has “Australian summer” written all over it.
“Red and green might be the colours of the season, but crisp whites are timeless.”
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Citrus colours to pack a punch
Christmas trifle coffee. Looking at 2018 You read that right. eyewear trends
We’re right in the middle of events season, and it seems there’s always something to celebrate. With so much going on how can you make sure your event is memorable? Styling is all important to create the right feel for your event, but with so many inspirational Instagram and Pinterest pics it can be hard to pick a colour or theme and stick to it. Sometimes when too many different elements get pulled into a single space it can look a bit chaotic. Working to a palette is a great solution. A great colour palette creates a feast for the eye, keeping the space interesting without looking too jumbled. We’re seeing a huge trend emerging just in time for summer. For your next event why not try a citrus palette of yellow, orange and coral against green. Whatever your budget you can create effortlessly stylish table centres, place settings, and complimentary décor with this fresh summery pallet.
A specialty coffee roaster’s goal when crafting a new blend is to create a balanced yet intricate flavour, with no single element dominating the cup. A sweet complex flavour with a mellow aftertaste is the hallmark of any delicious blend. This silly season at Wolff Coffee Roasters we are super excited about our newly crafted Christmas Coffee Blends. The Christmas Pudding Blend is a festive blend of the finest Arabica beans, sourced from four different origins, including Guatemala, Mexico, Kenya and Ethiopia. Equally delicious, our new release Christmas Trifle Blend offers notes of fresh cherries, raspberry jam, vanilla custard and sponge with a creamy mouthfeel. Just like Plum Pudding and Christmas Trifle traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner we hope these unique, high-quality blends will form a beautiful tradition in your family household. Merry Christmas from our Wolff Pack Family!
When selecting glasses, pick a frame that’s unique. As the choice of eyewear collections continues to widen, styling across the categories pushes conventional boundaries. The classics remain a reference point with shapes such as the cat eye and the aviator returning each season, re-explored and reinvented. We’re already starting to see many trends emerge for the new year, across shape, colour and design. Keep an eye out for these in 2018! SHAPES: Square, octagonal and multi-sided shapes. COLOURS: Shades such as canary yellow, forest green, scarlet, olive, plum and flattering translucent amber have become surprisingly wearable as they are mixed and matched in clever ways. DESIGN FEATURES: Asymmetrical and new multi-shaped frames, advanced materials, hinge innovations and flamboyant designs.
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It’s official; I’ve found the catch of the year. By Christie Sutherland. Sophisticated but casual, with next-level views, dreamy interiors that will have you pining for the Hamptons, and delicious eats that’ll quite possibly ruin every other future dining experience for you, Pier 33 is what we’ve been missing. You know where you’ll find me this summer. PIER33.COM.AU
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rriving just in time for summer, Pier 33 is the newest addition to the Sunshine Coast’s dining scene. Start planning your weekends around a road trip to the coast, because you’ll want to check out this gem immediately. Taking over the old Yacht Club on the marina’s edge in Mooloolaba, Pier 33 has been brought to life by some of the best in the restaurant business. Andrew Hohns (of Rick Shores, The Coop and The Flying Cock fame) has teamed up with chef Simon Tayler who is a Noosa local returning to head up the kitchen after stints in various Melbourne and Sydney establishments. Catering to beachgoers and families alike, the venue has been carefully divided into different areas, including a full sit-down à la carte restaurant, a lounge and bar area for the more laid-back cocktail drinker, and two private function spaces. Plus, an outdoor area overlooking the marina with picnic tables, wire chairs and sprawling grassy areas perfect for picnicking. Now, for the fun part; the menu. And oh, what a menu it is. Moored amongst the fishing trawlers, this is a high indication of what to expect on your plate. Fresh seafood alongside sustainably sourced local produce, and a menu that focuses heavily on modern, eclectic sharing plates, perfect for those lazy long lunches and sunset snacking we all seem to love come summertime. From the snacks section, I would not miss out on the Soft Shell Crab Roll with kewpie and tobiko and the Fish Tacos with pico de gallo & chipotle mayo. The Sydney Rock Oysters with lime dressing are a must-try from the raw menu. Moving into the large share plates, do yourself a favour and order the Whole Market Fish with lemon caper butter or the Milly Hill Lamb Shoulder and peas. You won’t be disappointed. Wash it all down with one of their signature cocktails while you kick back and enjoy the sunshine and ocean air.
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“Little Big House is going to feel like your mate’s place
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Beat The Drum Nick Pinn is certainly not one to rest on his laurels. As if the restaurateur didn’t have enough happening – he’s the man responsible for Malt Dining, Malt Pier and Malt Traders – he’s now partnering with long-time friend Paul Hoffmann of Sixes and Sevens, to open Drum in Newstead. With the idea that locals can pop in for anything from a cheeky cheese and wine to a long lunch or dinner, the kitchen and bar will be open from Tuesday to Sunday. DRUMNEWSTEAD.COM
In The House Arriving just in time for summer, Little Big House will bring a fresh, tropical vibe to South Bank when it arrives this month, with their fun cocktails, local beers, rotisserie chickens and comfortable and relaxed digs. The menu is described as simple yet fresh with an emphasis on quality local, Queensland ingredients mirroring the fun nature of the space. LITTLEBIGHOUSE.COM.AU
Treat yourself to a decadent espresso martini from the impressive cocktail menu.
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Feelin’ Festive Get into the festive spirit all month long at Spicers Peak Lodge. Every Thursday through Monday in December, you can dine on their festive lunch menu. Featuring delicious, fresh ingredients, all served with a glass of bubbles and chocolate dessert, the festive menu is perfect for the office Christmas party or early family get together. P 07 4666 1083
Mid-Week Menu Take the hassle out of choosing what’s for dinner by taking advantage of the Wednesday and Thursday Night Set Menu at the iconic Waterloo Hotel. Enjoy two courses for $29.95 or three courses for just $34.95. While you’re at it, add a glass (or bottle) of wine, or a refreshing beer. WATERLOOHOTEL.COM.AU
FESTIVAL SEASON ELECTRIC GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday Jan 25 2018, 5pm The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds
FOODIE HEAVEN VIP POP-UP PICNIC Saturday February 24 2018 The Pine Kitchen, King Street Enjoy a mix of Mediterranean fare from the likes of The Pine Kitchen and The Lamb Shop as you relax on the VIP lounges. FREE COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS Friday February 23 2018 Il Verde, King Street Learn how to make all the staple summer cocktails and spend your afternoon taste-testing with your girlfriends.
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BLUR PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL Feb 2-5 2018 RICC, Brisbane Showgrounds ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL Saturday Feb 10 2018 Brisbane Showgrounds
From pop-up picnics to champagne soireés King Street is the place to be this summer!
s the weather warms up and the sun comes out to play, King Street is turning up the heat on a variety of exclusive events and foodie treats. Experience flashbacks to that summer in Italy and learn how to make a classic Aperol Spritz with the cocktail making classes, indulge in the ultimate weekend #squadgoals with a VIP pop-up picnic, or treat yourself to some of the best bubbles in Brisbane at Montrachet’s Champagne Laneway event, plus all the best from the festival season!
MONTRACHET’S CHAMPAGNE LANEWAY EVENT Saturday Dec 9 2017, 10am Montrachet, King Street Ticketholders will be treated to champagne from Louis Roederer plus French viennoiserie and boulangerie treats in this chic French setting.
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Taking inspiration from the iconic British establishment, this West End-newcomer is shaking up the Brisbane bar scene.
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ucked away on one of Brisbane’s most iconic strips, Covent Garden is a lush, botanical oasis serving up over 120 different types of craft gin from across the world. Designed with summer afternoons in mind, and with weather that is a far cry from its London counterpart, Covent Garden boasts multiple bars across two levels, two greenery-draped courtyards, and a brilliant stained-glass ceiling dome. Sparing no expense on the décor, Brand + Slater Architects helped create an urban haven, unlike anything we’ve seen in Brisbane. Feeling both luxurious and welcoming, it’s suitable for everything from boozy-brunches to sophisticated functions. When you first step over the threshold you are greeted with a bright and colourful bar with rows and rows of gin just begging to be sipped. Whether you choose to sip on one of their many gins on offer (with fresh garnishes
selected to compliment that specific pour) or you prefer to savour one of their cocktails (the Clover Club, made with gin, raspberry, lemon and egg white, packs a punch that will have you going back for seconds), their expert team of bartenders are able to help you choose a drink to suit your specific tastes and preferences. With a clever guide to help you select tipple based on different flavour profiles (such as botanical, spicy, and sweet) it’s never been easier to try something new. The menu has been carefully crafted to cater to all drinking preferences, even if you aren’t gin-inclined, with pours like Aperol Spritz and Pimm’s Cup available on tap. If you like your drink served with tasty eats on the side, their menu includes everything from bite-sized morsels to heartier dishes. Their signature G + High Tea is not your grandmother’s tea party, and includes a watering can filled with their signature G + T (Tanqueray gin, creme de mure, citrus, cranberry, grapefruit, and strawberry and cream tea soda) as well as an impressive spread of sweet and savoury bites. With a spacious restaurant space and plush outdoor seating that has us dreaming of lazy Sunday afternoons, Covent Garden will surely be our go-to spot all summer long. COVENT GARDEN 142 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3844 0142 COVENTGARDEN.COM.AU
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Golden New Year
Nothing says ‘Happy New Year’ quite like an elegant riverside affair, with fireworks and free flowing bubbles. et ready to welcome the new year with a night of decadence at Blackbird Bar & Grill’s exclusive gold-label experience. Be immersed in a night of fine food, drinks and entertainment, amongst a stellar crowd. With a 5-hour food and beverage package, indulge in an unlimited bar menu of freeflowing Moet & Chandon, cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. Feast on delicious canapés and food stations headed by Executive Chef Jake Nicolson. The multi-level celebrations will feature unbridled entertainment that will shift in genre across floors. Think roving performers, live music and guest DJ’s to amp up the
Tickets $220 per person. Enjoy the beverage package from 8pm - 1am. vibes for a high-end, high-voltage evening of entertainment. Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve celebration without fireworks. Set against the background of the iconic Brisbane River and Story Bridge, look forward to two showstopping firework displays. BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL 123 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE P 3229 1200 BLACKBIRDBRISBANE.COM.AU
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’Tis the season to get Groovy! It’s not too late to book in that end-ofyear function or pre-Christmas catch up. Discover the charm of The Groove Train.
hristmas is officially the season to reengage, renew, and revive friendships and connections. What better way to kick off the season than with a good old-fashioned party? Whether you’re looking to host a company Christmas party or an intimate gathering with friends or family, The Groove Train offers excellent food and drink packages this holiday
season. Be sure that you’ve booked the most versatile function space in town, with a fusion of modern Australian cuisine and European influences created from locally sourced and high-quality ingredients. Unwind from a busy year in a stunning riverside location. Careful combinations of funky lighting, polished design and comfortable seating creates a style that is both energetic and chill. Christmas parties that sparkle with delicious food and a hip and casual atmosphere will be a highlight on everyone’s holiday calendar. Book your function today. THE GROOVE TRAIN RIVERSIDE CENTRE, 123 EAGLE ST, BRISBANE P 3220 2511 GROOVETRAIN.COM.AU
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Break the Tradition The classic Christmas spread just got an overhaul. Are you ready?
HAVE A PAV Christmas wouldnâ€™t be complete without a pavlova and the humble pav has been reimagined in the best bite-sized way. Make mini pavlova meringues and serve them naked for your guests to add as much cream, berries and chocolate as their hearts desire.
KEEP IT FRESH Nothing says summer like a spritz. Dare to move on from the Aperol spritz? Look for recipes that include Elderflower syrup, Limoncello or Campari and swap out your oranges for fresh slices of grapefruit and cucumber to level up your summer spritz game.
SPREAD IT OUT Whether your idea of a Christmas spread includes fresh seafood, barbecued meats or cheese and quince, spread it out for all to share. Save yourself the hassle of dishing up individual plates and lay it all out on the table. Keep your Christmas table interesting with eye-catching servings that your guests can freely help themselves to all day long. Because, no one likes asking for thirds of the trifle...
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Summer means days near the ocean, but if you can’t get there, dive into these cool blue products for a beach fix.
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Sunshine and salt water can wreak havoc on our locks. Thankfully, there are a few key tricks to ensure your mane remains in tip-top condition all season long.
There’s no doubt about it – summer is the best season for getting out and about. But it comes with some challenges.
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Styling heroes Excessive heat styling can harm alreadydamaged hair. Ditch the poker-straight locks this summer and embrace natural, beachy waves. Sea salt spray adds body to fine hair and a nice texture overall. Hello, beach babe vibes.
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Multi-tasking made easy. With the festive season in full swing, it seems like every week there’s a new social outing to attend. Aside from deciding what to wear, it can sometimes be a struggle to shake up your beauty look and make an impact. Your work Christmas party or that New Year’s Eve function you’ve been invited to could be the perfect time to try something a little different. At Brooklyn Beauty Bar, you can have fun and get gorgeous all at the same time. Take the hassle out of getting ready and leave it to the
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Arch Angels in Training After 15 years training their Arch Angel Brow Artists, Briarna and Chernae Silk are proud to announce that they will be opening an elite brow training academy to salons all over the world. Just as they teach their clients how to perfectly finish their brows, they will now be teaching more artists to be world class. Kick off 2018 by training
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PARTY Tricks Come New Year’s Eve, a hard-working product is the ultimate date. Here, some of our favourite local influencers share their beauty essentials to ensure their look stays flawless long past their midnight kiss. KAYLA BOYD, LIFESTYLE BLOGGER @kaylaboyd_ “The one beauty product I can’t leave the house without would have to be my YSL hydration balm. It’s super hydrating and gives a glossy finish without the stickiness. I’m a big believer in prepping your skin to its best for longlasting makeup wear, which is important for me as I now favour to apply more of a minimal makeup palette. I love the fact that Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is waterproof.”
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As summer is fast approaching, it’s important to perform self-skin checks to catch skin cancers early. This betters the chance for early intervention and prevention of surgery. It is very important that you get to know your own skin so that you know what is normal and what is changing. The skin cancers to look out for are; Melanomas, Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Melanomas appear as new lesions or form from an existing lesion that changes in shape, colour or size and can be pigmented or unpigmented. Basal Cell Carcinomas are red, pale or pearly in colour and tend to be lesions in sun-exposed areas that grow slowly or fail to heal. Squamous Cell Carcinomas are thickened, red scaly lesions that may bleed easily, crust or ulcerate. If you are ever concerned about a skin lesion, seeing a dermatologist will ensure accurate diagnosis and early interventions.
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Queenslanders love summer, it’s what we’re famous for. While the sun may not cause varicose or spider veins, it can certainly exacerbate them. If you have varicose vein symptoms, avoid excessive exposure to the sun or tanning beds, wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated! Follow these tips for a happy, healthy, vein-pain-free summer. Stay Cool. If you have vein problems of any kind, it’s a good idea to keep your body as cool as possible during the summer. Exercise to keep the blood circulating. In addition to offering great respite from the summer heat, swimming is one of the best ways to promote normal circulation and keep blood vessels from dilating. Remember the basics. Slather on the sun block and high SPF moisturisers, not just on your legs, but also on your face and nose, where thinner skin is more prone to developing spider veins.
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To develop strong jaws you need to exercise them well. The best exercise for your jaws is chewing, but what you chew makes a big difference. Our diet has changed dramatically from our primitive ancestors and unfortunately the introduction of processed food has seriously diminished the exercise of chewing. The difference between eating fruit in a tube and chewing a whole apple is certainly worth contemplating. Vets worked out a long time ago that soft food diets were contributing detrimentally to the development of periodontal disease and tooth loss in our pets. Their solution - a return to a harder diet requiring vigorous chewing. From early childhood and throughout your life, what you put in your mouth and how you have to chew it matters. Just some food for thought! Jaw exercise and development is a high priority at James Street Dentists.
The Christmas season brings lots of opportunities for socialising, yet many people feel anxious about their ability to be a good conversationalist. The great news is that interesting conversation involves a range of skills that can be learned and perfected. Relax, and know that everyone feels a little anxious and inadequate when socialising. You need to be present, and refrain from multitasking; put away your phone, and don’t look around the room. Maintain eye contact. Ask lots of open-ended questions that give people a chance to talk about their favourite topic, themselves, or their interests. Listen carefully so that you can interact by asking more questions, or talk a bit about your own experiences. Social gatherings are for light conversation, not lecturing, or educating. Remember, when you do share, be brief, be brilliant and be gone.
When suggesting a hat to clients as the perfect accessory for Spring/Summer, many say they wouldn’t suit one. The real reason is they don’t know how to wear a hat or which hat to wear. Let’s be clear; everyone can wear a hat, but keep this in mind: • Brims are getting better. Gentlemen have been wearing the trilby but now the trend is towards a fedora. The wider brim works well with the wider lapel suits we are currently seeing. • Two-tone hats are popular. This is where the band is a different colour to the remainder of the hat. The band is usually darker in colour. • Remember to ensure the hat complements the shoes, not the suit. • Try accessorising with feathers to complement ties or pocket handkerchiefs. • Men can wear felt all year round for a sophisticated look. Leave the straw for more casual occasions.
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he beach boys were onto something! And although we didn’t get down to Kokomo, the surrounding Caribbean sure is magical and very worthy of your bucket list. Flying from Nassau to Great Exuma we spent most of our Caribbean holiday in the Exuma Cays. In this part of the Bahamas breathtaking islands are plentiful, with 365 in total they are best explored by boat, or like most travellers, superyacht or seaplane will also suffice. You guessed it, the Bahamas is the perfect place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous with many of the islands owned by celebrities. Even if you don’t spot one, jetting across the luminescent water on a speedboat with the bass pumping sure will make you feel like you’re on their level. My fiancé and I arrived in low season. And apart from the multiple hurricanes we encountered (thanks for just missing us Irma, much appreciated), I’d highly recommend this time of year. With a less crowded vibe and the locals in their down season, we were offered to
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